The tricks of treats

Yes, even dentists (some of us) eat candy, here’s how to minimize the damage By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times It’s that time again. The onslaught of orange and black packaging and the mountains of Halloween candy awaiting purchase.   One would think those of us in the dental profession have a vendetta against this sort of thing.  Here’s the inside scoop – every...

Scaring up some Halloween safety tips

County Health Department offers frighteningly good  advice To keep a scary holiday safe, the Chester County Health Department is offering the following tips: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put away cell phones, iPods and other distracting devices and stay focused on your surroundings,...

At Kennett Y, forego candy in favor of fun

Public invited to free healthy Halloween festivities on Saturday A healthy Halloween bash? Although it may sound impossible, the  Kennett Area YMCA is promising just such a fre event on  Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come dressed in costume for an evening of haunted fun, games, crafts and healthy snacks. The free is open to the public at the Kennett Area YMCA in Kennett Square. In addition...

Does finding the right Halloween costume have to be scary?

Who has time (or the ability) to sew a costume? By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Halloween can be stressful. The temptation to consume ridiculously huge amounts of candy coupled with the added pressure of finding costumes that are age appropriate and don’t cost $125 is a real challenge. And, although I profess my love (almost weekly) for Pinterest, it is super annoying to see what crafty...

Dental practice a venue for Halloween leftovers

Posing with last year’s stash are Dr. Stephanie McGann (from left), Kristen Gadomski, Shanell Hamilton, Wendy DeVuono, Krissy Lee, Agnes Silverman, Anna Marie Park and Dr. Marie Scott. Candy, snacks sought for 4th Annual Trick or Treat for Troops Here’s an opportunity to sink your teeth into – but just figuratively. The Brandywine Smile Center is sponsoring the 4th Annual Trick or...

Halloween, trick-o-treating a ‘Go’

Local towns allow Trick-or-treating as Sandy cleanup progresses Although New Jersey and New York were forced to delay Halloween and trick-or-treating, local towns have given the green light to those little ghosts and goblins to hit the streets in search of candy in southern Chester County. Typically, hours are limited to some range between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. As an example, Birmingham permits trick or...

Don’t be a fashion terror

Halloween isn’t a good reason to get scary with fashion By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Halloween can be one VERY scary holiday.    Send article as PDF   

Treats and tricks for good oral health

Xylitol-sweetened products could help fight tooth decay and satisfy a sweet tooth By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD, FAGD, Columnist, The Times Halloween is coming, and to be fair my kids are no different than yours. They will go out on Halloween and they will try to visit even more homes in the neighborhood than last year.  A very large and heavy sack of candy will be spilled out on the table when they...

Get your little ghouls and goblins ready for Halloween

Most local towns limit trick or treating to between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Pocopson Elementary principal Dr. Andrew McLaughlin (dressed as a very cold Fred Flinstone) leads the 2010 Halloween Parade at the school, Friday morning. Using common sense, we can help make this a safe and happy Halloween for all. It’s the time of year where ghosts, goblins and superheroes...

Chadds Ford pumpkin carve brings out the crowd

Eric LoFumo won Best Halloween for this eerie carving. Linda Allan won Best Overall for this lizard carving. Jennifer MacNeil Traylor won for People’s Choice. CHADDS FORD — As usual, this time of year, the grounds surrounding the Chadds Ford Historical society were packed as hundreds of local residents streamed in to see this year’s collection of amazing pumpkin carvings....