The Spooky Files: The Bat's Death


Twas the night before Halloween,

The Man in the Black Hood


As night raced into the sky, Sky was playing with his red toy car.

The Forest


“Why is a squirrel holding a bone?” Lea asked herself in her head. It was October 31, Halloween. Lea hated Halloween. She hated that you had to dress up, she hated candy, and she hated being scared. Lea didn’t like that you had to be someone you’re not on Halloween – she liked herself the way she was.



Jason is a 10-year-old boy who LOVED scary things, especially Halloween. One day, Jason went to summer camp with his best friend in Nevada. When he got there, it went well for a week, but then weird things began to happen.

Welcome to Hawkins, Los Altos

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"Stranger Things"-inspired Halloween decor in the Smith family's front yard includes "rotting" pumpkins, an alphabet wall and a "Mind Flayer."

Cars tend to slow when passing the Smith home lately.

Inspired by their love of “Stranger Things,” the family – parents Lund and Jenn and kids Kaelyn, Devyn and Lund Jr. – decked out their South Los Altos home with scenes from the hit Netflix television show. 

Announcing the winners of the Halloween Coloring Contest...

Halloween Coloring Contest Winners
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Winners of the 2019 Town Crier Halloween Coloring Contest.

After the Town Crier called upon young readers to bring our Halloween coloring page to life, we received bunches of creative submissions from children ranging in age from preschoolers to sixth graders. 

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