Looking for a safe place to take your kids for Halloween? We found some in Lawrenceville and around Gwinnett.
Halloween is coming, and typically kids will go knocking on doors throughout the neighborhood asking for treats. But what if you live in an area where the houses are spread out or on a busy street? Or if you have a little one who's legs may get tired before you get to the end of the block? Or maybe you just want to get one more wear out of those costly costumes. We searched our Events Calendar and those of nearby Patch sites and found several churches, schools and other organizations hosting "Trunk or Treats." This is where children can go from car to car to collect candy in a safe environment. Don't forget to enter Patch's Halloween Costume Contest! Upload your photo for a chance to win $5,000!
The Better Business Bureau provides some tips to make sure Halloween is safe and fun for everyone.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Better Business Bureau has issued safety instructions for Halloween Trick-or-Treating. Whether it’s the candy the little ghosts or goblins eat, the costumes they wear or road safety while they are out trick-or-treating, the BBB asks that parents and children take heed of the following advice. Candy Safety: Costume Safety: Final Thoughts: Happy Halloween!
Chocolate of any kind can be harmful to your pets.
When I have a sweet tooth, the first thing I crave for is something chocolate. As most of you have heard many times, chocolate is bad for pets, but what is it about chocolate that causes the problems, and do all types of chocolates have the same effects? Chocolate contains chemicals called methylxanthines, which are comprised of caffeine and theobromine. Theobromine is the main methylxanthine in chocolate and other items containing cocoa, and is responsible for most of symptoms associated with chocolate poisoning. In humans, chocolate, coffee, tea and other methylxanthine containing products, act as a stimulant that stay in our bodies for a short amount of time, but the dog's body cannot break down these products as quickly as ours can, …