Blog :: 10-2019
- Use face paint whenever possible. However, if you, or your child, are planning to wear a mask for your spooky night out, make sure that the holes for the eyes are large enough to clearly see both straight ahead and peripherally. You may have to cut the eye openings larger to allow more visibility. If any skin starts to show through the enlarged holes, you can always use some black face paint to cover the exposed areas of the skin.
- Prepare your child's costume for strong visibility at night by choosing a costume that can be made with bright materials. If the theme of the costume does not allow for bright colors, add reflective tape to your child's costume or treat bag.
- Make sure the costume is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
- Know the trick or treat route your kids take, especially if you are not going with them.
- Younger children should have adult supervision. Older children should go in groups and have them check in regularly, by phone or by stopping back at home, to make sure they do not deviate from the preplanned trick or treat route so you will always know where they are and will be.
- Remind children to use sidewalks or paths, if available, and to cross at street corners. Never to dart out into the street or cross from between parked cars.
Candy from Strangers
- The only time of year you allow your kids to take candy from strangers, you can never be too careful. Make sure your kids understand not to eat any candy or treats until they have been properly examined by you. This allows you to check for any possible tampering with the candy wrappers; and at the same time, you get a chance at the first pick of candy!
Drive Extra Safely
- Slow down and look extra carefully as excited children may move in unpredictable ways.
- Turn head lights on early.
- Don’t feed pets candy and keep glow sticks & jewelry away from your pet.
- Never leave a costume wearing pet unsupervised .
- If taking your pet on your spooky night out, make sure they are wearing something for strong visibility at night also
Show your Halloween spirit
and still get them out the door on time with this quick dinner.
Jack 'O Lantern Quesadillas by RIAN HANDLER
YIELDS:4 PREP TIME: 5 MINS TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS
Cooking spray, for pan
2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
8 medium flour tortillas
3/4 c. shredded Cheddar
3/4 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Hot sauce, for serving
Preheat oven to 425°
Grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add chicken and toss with lime juice,
chili powder, and garlic powder.
Using a paring knife, cut a Jack-o-Lantern pattern into 4 flour tortillas.
Sprinkle chicken and cheese onto remaining 4 tortillas, and top with Jack-o-Lanterns.
Place quesadillas onto baking sheet, brush with oil, and bake until cheese is melty and tortillas are golden, 15 minutes.
Serve with hot sauce.
BY LIZ BOROD AND HEATHER FINN Sep 26, 2019
1. Start with the right pumpkin.
2. Cut from the bottom, not the top.
3. If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid on an angle.
4. Scoop out all the pulp (and then some).
5. Sketch out your design on paper first.
6. Try holding the pumpkin in your lap.
7. Start by making simple rough cuts.
8. Use your scraps creatively.
9. Keep your pumpkin fresh.
10. Create a chimney.
11. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid.
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It’s with great pleasure we announce Shannon Marcelino-Aureli, Realtor with The Marcelino Team, has acquired her Broker’s License.
A longtime local veteran of real estate sales of 24 years, Shannon has added to her previously earned professional realty designations which include ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification).
Shannon feels it is very important to continue learning and improving her ability to service buyers and sellers. Real estate laws, trends, and market conditions are continually changing, and she wants to provide her customers the very best, most knowledgeable representation possible.
Let Shannon put her experience to work for you!
A list of just some of the many local Halloween events:
It's time to get your SPOOK on!
Halloween Howl @ Oakledge Park 10/26 2-6pm Free
Trick-or-Treat Street @ Church St Marketplace 10/27 1-4pm Free
Halloween Bike Ride @ 47 Maple St. 10/27 1:30-4pm Free
Queen City Ghostwalk Tours - https://queencityghostwalk.com/
Horses for Hope @ Blackrose Farm 10/19 10:30am-2:30pm $5ea Formerly Enniskerry Farm 848 Middle Rd
Essex & Essex Jct:
Nightmare Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo 10/17-10/19 & 10/24-10/26 Thurs & Fri 7-10pm Sat 6-11pm $15ea
Essex Jct & Essex Parks & Recreation Halloween Celebration @ Champlain Valley Expo Wed 10/23 5-6:30pm Free
Pumpkin Lobotomy @ Essex Middle School 10/25 6-8pm Free
Pumpkin Palooza @ Maple Street Park 10/30 6-8pm Free
The Emmons Island Haunted Trail @ 1 Island Meadows Lane 10/12 Kids Walk (non scary) 4:30-6pm Free 10/12 Main Event (PG13) 6:30-10pm $10 or 7 non perishable goods each
Trunk or Treat @ Bombardier Park 10/25 6pm Free
Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum 10/27 10am-1pm $7ea
Halloween Parade & Activities 10/27 12:45-4:30pm 12:45 Floats @ Shopping Park 2pm Parade begins on Falls Rd 2:30-4:30pm Activities @ Town Gym, Fire Station & Library
Halloween Spooktacular @ FHTMS 10/21 12-3pm Free
UVM Horse Barn Annual Halloween Barn @ UVM Horse Barn (Parking at Gutterson with a shuttle ride) 10/28 5:30-7pm $3ea suggested donation
Haunted Westford @ Westford Elementary School 10/25 6-8pm $5ea for Trick or Treat Street, $3ea for Haunted Forest
Halloween 2019 Pumpkin Carving @ Winooski Senior Center 10/19 9am-5pm & 10/20 9am-finished Free & Free BBQ!
The Haunted Mill @ 20 Winooski Falls Way 10/25 & 10/26 6:30-11pm $10ea (Recommended age is 13 years and older!)
Halloween in Winooski 2019 @ VSAC Bldg, Rotary Park and Downtown Trick or Treating 10/26 5-8pm Free
AWESOME HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS
1. Glowing Eyes
2. Eyeballs In A Tree
3. Bloody Handprint Clings
4. Wall Spider Web
5. Silhouette Lamp Shade
6. Illuminated Ghost Garland
7. Monster Face Archway
8. Dancing Lawn Ghosts
9. Hanging Bats
10. Glass Jar Lights
11. Diy Halloween Door Mat
12. Huge Black Spider
13. Frankenstein Door
14. Trash Bag Spider Webs
15. Mice Silhouettes
16. Halloween Window Décor
17. Movable Mummies
18. Pumpkin Porch Light Covers
19. Diy Eyeball String Lights
20. Illuminated Ghosts
THIS FALL IS A GREAT TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!
It’s true that in fall and winter, there is less inventory out there, fewer homes to look at. But that means less competition and people who are buying a home in fall or winter, those are serious buyers. If you've been thinking at all about selling your home, you might want to consider that now is a great time to enter the market.
If you're content where you are, we completely understand. But if you think you might be interested in selling your home at any point in the near future, this is a great chance to explore your options with our
FREE PRICING STUDY MARKET ANALYSIS.
Give us a call and let us set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. And of course, feel free to call us if you have any other real estate needs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
802-846-8460 or TheTeam@themarcelinoteam.com
Fall home maintenance can make a big difference for your home.
Inspect your furnace
Change the filter, have your fuel company do a yearly maintenance and a safety inspection. If you heat with wood, have the chimney checked for creosote build-up. If you hire a sweep, make sure they are certified.
Check your roof & gutters
Check your roof for leaks, missing shingles, rotted areas, make sure flashing is in tact, remove any debris. Clean out gutters and check that they are in good condition. Get any problems fixed before the Moisture does more expensive damage to your home.
Drain outside faucets
If you don’t have a freeze proof outdoor faucet, you will need to drain to prevent your pipes from cracking. Insulate or electrical tape may do the trick!
Drafts and leaks
Common places of escaping warm air-windows, doors, attics, electrical outlets, dryer vents, anywhere pipes enter your home. Caulking, foam sealer, foam gaskets, plastic film for windows, and extra insulation are some ways to fix these leaks.
Prep your lawn for winter
Fall fertilization & proper lawn care is the key to a healthy lawn. https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/falllawn.html