Wednesday, October 31, 2012
What are trick-or-treat hours? Which candy bars am I most likely to receive? Here's your guide to the day ahead.
The hours: You can trick-or-treat in Brighton from 6-8 p.m., according to hours set by City Council. If you don't want to give out candy (or if you run out), turn off your porch light. The weather: The forecast calls for considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Winds from the northwest will be 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain for the evening is 40 percent. If you still need to buy your candy: Squidoo.com lists these as the Most Popular Halloween Candies of 2012: When you have too much candy: Check to see if your child's school or your church is collecting leftover candy; many organizations hold candy drives and send the collections overseas to troops. Send us your photos: You can buy a lot of peanut butter cups with $5,000 and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween —if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. Here’s how to enter: The contest runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5. National judges will choose 21 finalists—one from each Patch state—and select one grand prize winner based on who has the most creative and innovative costume (we've combined North Carolina and South Carolina for this …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Halloween is on a Wednesday, and you're going to need a quick dinner recipe to feed the family before trick-or-treating - try this festive twist on a classic recipe.
Whether you're fueling the kids before they hit the streets trick-or-treating, or preparing for a big Halloween Party - White Lake-Highland Patch has festive recipes to help you make Halloween a night to remember. For dinner, start with a twist on the classic sloppy Joe with this Jack-O-Latern Sloppy Joe Pie. The recipe originally comes from Taste of Home, but I made a few tweaks of my own. To make this recipe you'll need: In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain the fat. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salsa and chili sauce until blended. Stir it into skillet, then add the corn and brown sugar. Place one pie crust into the bottom of a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate. Fill the pie …