Gun crimes coincide with COVID, clerk bared from running election: Jackson headlines Oct. 23-28
Here is that headline and some more you might have missed this week, plus a repeat of Halloween trick-or-treat times in Jackson County. Halloween, Oct. 31, falls on Sunday this year, but some communities are celebrating early. There’s $1 million coming from the state’s 2022 budget to help Jackson County dredge the lagoons at Cascades Falls Park. These vehicles will replace currently used department vehicles, said Elmer Hitt, Jackson Police and Fire Services director. Ornate space in historic Jackson County building open and ready to host eventsLooking for a place for your wedding or special event?mlive.com
Halloween one of ‘most dangerous nights of the year’ for motorists, pedestrians, AAA Michigan says
DEARBORN, MI – Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists, according to AAA Michigan. The agency, which released its annual Trick or Treat alert on Wednesday, said the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and potentially impaired party goers behind the wheel makes for a frightening combination. In fact, a 2021 study found that 18% of those killed in fatal crashes on Halloween are children. Pedestrians have a 50% higher chance of being fatally injured on Halloween than on the average day due to many factors. These include fewer daylight hours, distracted driving, increased number of pedestrians, trick-or-treaters crisscrossing streets and motorists traveling to and from Halloween eventsAccording to the study, 23% percent of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween involve a drunk driver.mlive.com
National Trick or Treat Day? A second full-day Halloween is in the works
Here are some of her responses:What is the vision for National Trick or Treat Day and how will it compare to Halloween day? Does this mean neighborhoods should prepare for two days of trick-or-treating (National Trick or Treat Day and Halloween)? Any plans to continue pushing for the actual Halloween holiday to be moved to the last Saturday of October? At this point, we want Halloween and National Trick or Treat Day to work in tandem for Americans to find reasons to pull together and celebrate happiness and positive change. All of the support for National Trick or Treat Day from media, celebrities, brands and Halloween enthusiasts has been real.mlive.com
Are people going to be trick or treating this year?
With the number of COVID cases on the rise, many people are trying to figure out how they want to celebrate Halloween this year. So the first topic: How are you going to celebrate this year? Lauren said she is going to do socially-distant trick-or-treating with the help of a candy chute. Her husband Michael is building the chute so they can safely send candy down to the kiddos. Jason’s recommendation is to turn off all the lights and stay away from the windows so people know you’re not participating.
Should adults still be able to do these 4 “kid” things?
Kids get to have a lot of fun, like have all their friends over for a big birthday party, or go trick or treating, but adults want to have fun too! Today on “What’s the Buzz” we talked about things kids get to do when they are young, and if adults should be able to do the same thing when they are older. So, should adults be able to participate in nap time? Is it weird for adults to have a big birthday party every year? We asked them: Should adults have a big birthday party every year?
Trick or Treat on the River gets Ann Arbor families into the Halloween spirit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Starting at the Gallup Canoe Livery, ghastly ghouls, families of witches and wizards and furiously fuzzy creatures are invited to paddle along the Huron River. On Oct. 13, the annual Trick or Treat on the River will return to the Huron River for an afternoon of canoe or kayak-based trick or treating. For more information, visit the city of Ann Arbor Department of Parks and Recreation Trick or Treat webpage. About GIVE 365GIVE 365 is a volunteer and outreach program managed by the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.