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October 2017

October is truly a “spook”-tacular month! Fall foliage is in its glory, and kids are busy picking out their Halloween costumes — from traditional to gory! Pumpkins are ready to be picked, the air is cool and crisp — it’s a great time to be out and about and our magazines are filled with treats to scare up lots of fun this month.

First things first — it’s time to take the annual adventure with your family to the pumpkin patch to pick out the biggest, orangest sphere you can find. Enjoy everything the farm has to offer, from hayrides to scarecrow making. While you’re in a festive mood, how about celebrating with a gathering of friends and family. Get the kids involved with crafty projects, games and seasonal snacks that make everyone “fall” in love.

With your kids in school, it’s a great time to observe how things are going; it’s not too early to think about next year. With such rich local resources, perhaps your child would enjoy an independent school education. Check out the Great Leaders in Education section and start your search. On the subject of education, field trips are the best part of the school year. We have an incredible group of field trip opportunities. They make the subjects that your child is studying come alive. Make the most out of these class excursions with our tips on being prepared.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hearing the diagnosis is overwhelming, but taking family and friends along on the journey for support and to aid in the decision-making process is a big help. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino is launching its PinkSTYLE campaign that supports the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center of Waterford and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Purchase a $10 Powerful Pink Savings Card and receive 25 percent discounts at stores, shows, hotel stays and more.

The Family Fun Calendar has some great haunts, so “boo”gie on out and have some fall fun. The magazines are chocked full of great treats this month. There are enrichment programs, family travel ideas and we close the issue with a personal essay on what happens when your daughter is ready to get her license. This real life moment drives one mom a little crazy! With all that is happening in the world, the Norwalk Public Library has the perfect solution. The library is sharing books about diversity and acceptance. Everyone is encouraged to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge to expand your literary horizons. 

It’s your month to howl!

 

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