(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
(Photo by Barry Gray.) Where are Stittsville’s most ghoulish and gruesome haunted houses, garages, and front lawns? Here are some suggestions:
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
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
(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 email@example.com) 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
(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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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
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
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
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
This house on Hobin Street, just west of Carp Road, belongs to the Atkinson Family. For 15 years they’ve been decorating their front lawn for Halloween. (The photo above is from last year.) “I try to change it up a little bit every year,” says Rob Atkinson. “I love entertaining the kids and have always … Continue reading Halloween displays: Hobin Street
Stittsville is becoming a scary place. The house pictured above is on Sunnyside (near Fernbank) and belongs to Jhoanna and Nick Prinzo.
(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
(ABOVE: Photo by Barry Gray, from 2016.) Somebody – or some people– without a lot of brains in their head stole some zombie decor from the Halloween display at Sunnyside and Fernbank.
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
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
When I met up with Joseph Carbonetto the other evening for coffee, he looked absolutely nothing like his Facebook profile pic (see above). He wore a button-up shirt, not a cloak. Neatly combed hair, no fangs. He had a smoked meat sandwich and drank a ginger ale instead of blood.
(Photos by Devyn Barrie.) Going into business is always a gamble, but Jhoanna and Nick Prinzo see a glimmer of promise with their venture – something not seen before 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