3 budget-friendly ways to have a happier Halloween

first_imgThe weather is cool and crisp, the leaves are falling, and the spirit of Halloween is in the air. October 31st is almost here and that means it’s time to stock up on trick-or-treat candy, scary décor, and Halloween costumes. Before you put a dent in your budget as the holiday season gets underway, consider the following three easy ways to save on the scariest day of the year.DIYReuse decorations you have from previous years then call it a day on purchasing more décor. Instead, check out Pinterest for endless amounts of do-it-yourself décor ideas. Take the children to the pumpkin patch and have them pick out a few favorites. Then head home and spend time together making fun crafts that your kids can proudly display on the porch and around your home.Put a cap on the candyJust because your neighborhood gets hundreds of trick-or-treaters per year, doesn’t me you have to hand out candy until midnight. Head to your local discount store and buy as much candy as you’d like for cheap. Then, when your candy supply runs dry on Halloween night, turn the light off and call it a night.Free fall funMany cities and towns around the country have local fall festivities during the autumn season that are free of charge. Check out your local Parks and Recreations Department for more information on Halloween happenings near you. Also, food and drinks are often pricey at these events so plan ahead of time and pack a picnic to save extra money. 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger cancelled over pandemic concerns

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement follows the Association of Tennis Professional’s decision to suspend all tennis events globally until July 13. “With the uncertainty surrounding this pandemic and its effect on both our community and the broader sports world, organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel the Binghamton TennisChallenger for this summer,” says Howard Rittberg, of title sponsor LG&T. Organizers say professional tennis will return to Binghamton in 2021 as part of the USTA Pro Circuit. Rittburg says, “The Challenger has brought top-ranked tennis players from around the world to Binghamton, providing an annual jolt to the local economy and raising thousands of dollars for charity” since its debut in 1994. In February, Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced the city would build news tennis courts named in honor of Harper Stantz. Stantz died after being struck by a car walking home from playing tennis at Rec Park. The new courts will be used for professional tennis in 2021.last_img read more