LIBRARY: Halloween, model railroad, Yap & Yarn & more

(via Ottawa Public library, Stittsville branch) There are four special programs coming to the Stittsville branch in October, and November, 2017. On Sunday, October 22, 2017.  1:30 – 4:43 p.m. is a Children’s Hallowe’en Workshop called “Mansion Mayhem.”  This program is hosted by staff from the Goulbourn Museum for children ages 6-11 years.  There will be edible haunted … Continue reading LIBRARY: Halloween, model railroad, Yap & Yarn & more

Four things to do with your pumpkin, post-Halloween

1. Bring it to Stittsville’s 3rd annual Pumpkin Parade of course! Organizer Trevor Eggleton is expecting to have hundreds of creative jack-o-lanterns on display at Village Square Park from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Enter your own masterpiece to win a prize in one of three categories (child, teen and adult), or just come to marvel at all the creative designs. … Continue reading Four things to do with your pumpkin, post-Halloween

PHOTO: Halloween spirit knows no limit

Pictured above is the spirited Freedom 55 fitness class at the Goulbourn Rec Centre.  Over 30 participants were all decked out for Halloween at today’s Friday class.  Instructor Patti Dalby is in the front row with the witch hat. The group works out together three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Jason Tudor-Roberts, … Continue reading PHOTO: Halloween spirit knows no limit

Five awesome Halloween displays in Stittsville

(We take Halloween pretty seriously in Stittsville don’t we! If you have a suggestion for this list or a great Halloween photo to share, please send it along to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca) 1. Sunnyside at Fernbank (pictured above from 2014).  The entire front lawn is covered by ghouls, ghosts, monsters and zombies. This one belongs to the … Continue reading Five awesome Halloween displays in Stittsville

Halloween safety tips from the Ottawa Police

(press release) To help families have a safe trick-or-treating experience, the Ottawa Police offers you the following tips and tricks: Make sure your children can be seen. Visibility is an important safety consideration. Flashlights with fresh batteries, glow sticks and reflective tape are must-haves on Halloween and will enable drivers to see kids as they … Continue reading Halloween safety tips from the Ottawa Police

CALL FOR PHOTOS: Stittsville’s best Halloween decor!

If your house is all spooked up for Halloween … or if you have a neighbour with a haunted grave yard that’s to die for … we want to hear about it. Send us a photo at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca, or write us a note with the location and we’ll send a photographer to snap a pic. We’ll feature … Continue reading CALL FOR PHOTOS: Stittsville’s best Halloween decor!

Five things to do in Stittsville for Halloween

VISIT A HAUNTED HOUSE There’s a massive display on Cherry Drive called the Ghoul-Bourn Spook Show. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend from October 29-31.  (That’s not the only scary house in the area: check out some more.) TAKE PART IN THE PUMPKIN PARADE The second annual Stittsville Pumpkin Parade is set for 6:00pm-7:30pm at Village Square Park on Saturday, … Continue reading Five things to do in Stittsville for Halloween

Halloween displays: Cherry Drive

This must be the most elaborate Halloween set-up in Stittsville.  From October 29-31, trick-or-treaters can check out the Ghoul-bourn Spook Show on Cherry Drive. Owner Joseph Carbonetto says that last year 3,000 people came to the haunted house.  There’s scary stuff on the front lawn, in the garage and in the backyard. Some of the props … Continue reading Halloween displays: Cherry Drive

Halloween displays: Goulbourn Street

These photos were taken in Joe Chennette’s backyard on Goulbourn Street. He opens this creepy haunted yard on October 29 and 30 from 7:00pm-9:00pm, and from 6:00pm-8:30pm on October 31. More info here… “I have been doing this for about 10 years, getting a little bigger each year. Not sure how much I have spent on … Continue reading Halloween displays: Goulbourn Street

Halloween displays: Vendevale Avenue

Great Halloween decor doesn’t have to cover the entire lawn or cost a couple of mortgage payments.  Here’s a perfect example of a more restrained display on Vendevale Avenue at the home of Jacques and Martha Dallaire. Every year at Halloween and Christmas, the retired couple puts out some of the nicest decor in the neighbourhood.  Word on … Continue reading Halloween displays: Vendevale Avenue

Fifth year for Stittsville Pumpkin Parade

(PHOTO: Some very creative carvings at the 2016 Pumpkin Parade at Village Square Park. Photo by Barry Gray.) “I wanted to show that to my kids — that people who live in a community aren’t just residents in the community, they’re participants in the community.” The 5th Annual Stittsville Pumpkin Parade is happening the day … Continue reading Fifth year for Stittsville Pumpkin Parade

LINKED: New witches’ haunt added to Saunders Farm this year

John Curry reports in the Stittsville News: Witches are being added to the haunting brew at Saunders Farm this fall. “The Coven,” a Salem witch-themed indoor and outdoor haunt, is the largest new haunt added at Saunders Farm at Munster in the past five years. Open during the daytime as a Witches Village and at … Continue reading LINKED: New witches’ haunt added to Saunders Farm this year

Ottawa Geek Market

Join us for the capital’s premier celebration of all things geeky! Fans of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Supernatural, Marvel, Lego, Pokemon, and all manner of pop culture and geekdom will love this event. This year our theme is “Fantasy vs Sci-fi”, and we’re excited for all of YOU to participate … Continue reading Ottawa Geek Market

Where to see some great Christmas light displays in Stittsville

Grab some hot chocolate, pack the kids in the car, turn the Christmas tunes up loud and take a tour around Stittsville to check out the lights. Here are some suggestions for great displays in our area. Do you have a neighbour with an epic Christmas light display?  Tell us about it or snap a pic and send … Continue reading Where to see some great Christmas light displays in Stittsville