Keep Halloween in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, November 9 by JerryFoster

Halloween this year was unusual for the early snowfall and the downed branches littering the curbs along with the leaves. West Windsor was fortunate to have power, compared to many New Jersey towns, and in my neighborhood the township removed 2 trees blocking roads Saturday night, so things were pretty much back to normal for the big night on Monday.

We had a pleasant Halloween night – lots of smaller children showed up, very cute in their costumes. It’s a nice change from a few years ago, when we got mostly older teenagers – the neighborhood is turning over, young families moving in.

Our new township LED sign by the high school advertised something called “Trunk or Treat.” Apparently this involves celebrating Halloween in a parking lot, where participants decorate their cars, and their children visit each car in the lot, getting their candy from fellow travelers.

We can see where this kind of event may be attractive for those who don’t live in a neighborhood, but hope it complements instead of supplants traditional Halloween – we’d hate to miss out on a chance to build a sense of community with our neighbors.? Many communities also hold Halloween parades, to get a critical mass of people walking.? An even more innovative idea might be to have a car-free neighborhood between certain? hours on Halloween.

West Windsor is fortunate to have safe neighborhoods – we don’t have to wait for Halloween to take the opportunity to walk around and talk, or at least wave, to our neighbors .

By walking, not only will you feel healthier, you’ll help provide better neighborhood safety, acting as “eyes on the street.” With nearly ubiquitous cell phones with cameras, anyone can provide immediate assistance to law enforcement.

We live in a safe town, let’s help keep it that way – by taking a walk!

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Halloween Spirit at a Rainy Farmers Market

Monday, October 31 by JerryFoster

Saturday’s Halloween parade at the Farmers Market was washed out by another unusual storm, this one featuring rain turning to sleet, then snow (that’s still on the ground!) and caused branches and trees to block roads all over town. But the WWBPA showed our Halloween spirit!

Thanks to everyone at the Farmers Market for another great year!

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A Spooky But Safe Halloween

Friday, October 14 by silvia

Don?t let the spookiness of Halloween outdo the fun. With a bit of reflective tape, that princess? crown will glow the brighter, while the pirate?s sword will be sharper with reflective material. The robot will be all the more robotic with a carapace lined with flashing lights. Capes can be trimmed with reflective tape, as can baskets for goodies. And motorists will be thankful they can see trick-or-treaters instead of shadows.

Have a scarier, shinier, and safer Halloween!

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