Happy Halloween, beachdwellers!
Tonight is a special night and remains one of my favorite holidays, to this day! Remember that some people still use “live” candles in jack-o-lanterns, so baggy-clothed costumes for the young ones need to be watched carefully to ensure they don’t get too close (and also so they don’t trip!). Inspect all candy. Smile. Greet your neighbors.
If your child has any food allergies, bring your Epi-pen. You never know what might happen or what your child might eat when you aren’t watching.
Also, use caution what neighborhoods you visit and who you introduce to your children. Here is a copy of the registered sex offenders in your area:
The full list can be found, here: https://meganslaw.ca.gov/Search.aspx?l=&f=&a=100%20Civic%20Center%20Dr,%20Newport%20Beach,%20CA%2092660&r=10
There are many different histories of Halloween, but the one I enjoy the most is the one I was raised with: That the people were tired of monsters roaming the streets, so they banded together, dressed up as even SCARIER monsters, flooded the streets in their costumes, and scared off all the real monsters for another year!
This Halloween, stay safe, stay lit (bring a flashlight), and above all: HAVE A BLAST!
Also: If you’re looking for something more than just the same ol’ M&M packages this Halloween, check out some of our local candy stores:
– “Balboa Candy” on Main St in Balboa
– “Too Sweet” on Balboa Island at the corner of Balboa and Marine Ave
– “B.CANDY” in CdM off Jasmine and PCH.
Nope, I’m not getting paid for this. Just reminding everyone in the “candy season” that we’ve got some real gems right here in Newport! 🙂
Don’t worries– the Halloween pictures from this years’ Blackies Halloween Surf Competition are coming soon! 🙂