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Plainfield family raises money for low-income children with Halloween scenes

PLAINFIELD – When you build a dramatic Halloween display, people are sure to notice.

Even couples dressed like zombies about to say, “I do.”

“Last year, a wedding party got out and had their ceremony on the front lawn,” said Salvatore Perry, builder of the fundraising display. “They said, ‘Do you my mind if our minister blesses us?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, go for it.’ It was pouring rain outside.”

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Marmion Academy to Host Fall Open House

Marmion Academy, located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora, will hold an open house for 5th-8th grade boys and their families on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 PM (doors open at 12:30 PM, please use door #7).

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Fairs & fests: Ready your costume for suburban Halloween happenings

Morton Arboretum's Fall Color Festival and Boo Breakfast: 7 a.m. to sunset daily through Monday, Oct. 31, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Scarecrow Trail and special events. Trick or Trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the children's garden includes games, fall crafts, tree seeds to take home, and small pumpkins to purchase and paint. Boo Breakfast: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Includes visits from favorite characters. Costumes encouraged. Advanced registration required for the breakfast. General arboretum admission is $9-$14; free for members. (630) 968-0074 or

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Batavia Lions Club to treat children to Halloween fun

BATAVIA – An early Halloween will arrive with a gentle roar Oct. 28 with spirited help from the Batavia Lions Club, whose members return for a second year to create memorable Trunk-or-Treat fun for the children at Batavia Apartments.

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Washington Co. charity collects 17k toys for needy children

Toys for Tots in Washington County has raised roughly $23,000 and collected 17,000 toys for needy children. The local arm of the national charity collects toys at drop-off boxes at 33 businesses across the county, The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports ( ). The charity aims...

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Grandparents, special people join St. Mary's students

St. Mary's Catholic Community School in Crown Point had a packed house for its annual "Grandparents and Special Persons Day" on Oct. 13. They got such a fantastic turnout that they have to divide the program into two sessions. Everyone loved the band so much that it ran over by almost 10 minutes....

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Ex-coach continues cancer fight at Plainview-Old Bethpage homecoming

Stacy Brennan still exudes the enthusiastic personality one would associate with a cheerleading coach.
Her spirit shone brightly during Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School’s homecoming football game last Saturday. As any good coach would, she’s showing people how to overcome adversity.