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Kids At Children’s Hospital Get A Reprieve From The Really Scary Stuff

She was just about 4 feet tall with straight brown hair and sad eyes with dark circles underneath. She came tentatively down the hall from her room at Children’s Hospital of Michigan pushing her IV cart. She looked timidly into the room filled with Halloween costumes, games, face paints and more and staffed by volunteers from Spirit Halloween stores. The sad face turned to joy when she joined the party became part of the magic of Halloween. One volunteer dressed as a pirate was particularly...

10 Delightful Family-Friendly Halloween Events In Metro Detroit

Break out the costumes and the glow-in-the-dark candy buckets. It’s time to help your kids score big this Halloween. Metro Detroit has a lot of Halloween events going on, and we’ve picked some of the best family-friendly ones out there. From trick-or-treating to movies to crafts, these events offer something different for everyone, so mark your calendars for Halloween fun. 1. Halloween Trick or Treat, Grosse Pointe If you’re close to Grosse Pointe, head over to the Village on October 3...

Casting Call: Help Scare People At The Erebus Haunted Attraction

Have you dreamed of working in a haunted house? Does the thought of running around in a terrifying costume and literally scaring the crap out of people appeal to you? Here’s your chance to make your dreams come true. On Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, Pontiac’s Erebus Haunted Attraction will host open casting calls. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Erebus, located at 18 South Perry Street in Pontiac. If you can’t make it this weekend, there will be another casting...

How Would Michigan Fare In A Zombie Apocalypse?

I saw The Walking Dead for the first time since season one this Sunday. Watching in horror as a beloved character (possibly) had his intestines ripped out and ingested by a horde of decrepit zombies, I got to thinking – “If this went down in Detroit, how would I, and the rest of the population, fare in a post virus, zombie ridden world?” Luckily I wasn’t the only one seeking an answer to this morbid yet inevitable question. CareerBuilder with the help of Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (...

9 DIY Detroit-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a great chance to dress up and pretend be someone (or something) you’re not. Unfortunately, it can be hard to come up with the perfect costume idea, especially if you want to be unique. This is your chance to step away from the mass-produced vampire, clown, and superhero costumes. Check out these nine Detroit-inspired Halloween costumes and put your creative genius to the test. 1. Harry Houdini If you want a costume with more morbid roots, try your hand as Harry Houdini. T...

Angels' Night 2015 Is Seeking Volunteers

Fall in Michigan means a lot of things – fancy looking leaves, crisp blue skies, hot apple cider, and of course, Halloween. And while Halloween can be a fun time for families all across metro Detroit, it also presents the potential for some unsafe conditions in the city itself – historically, a dramatic increase in arson activity. Back in the 1980s, hundreds of fires would occur during the three day period, and the span of days earned the nickname “Devils Night.” Recently, fire numbers have...

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