Storybook – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:02:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://manteobooksellers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-manteo.png Storybook – Manteo Book Sellers http://manteobooksellers.com/ 32 32 Hing-lish: How this children’s storybook bridges the linguistic and cultural divide – News https://manteobooksellers.com/hing-lish-how-this-childrens-storybook-bridges-the-linguistic-and-cultural-divide-news/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/hing-lish-how-this-childrens-storybook-bridges-the-linguistic-and-cultural-divide-news/ Although the country’s official language is Hindi in the Devanagari script, it is the colloquial use of the English language that takes precedence over regional dialects – more so in metropolitan cities – in overcoming language barriers. Posted: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 16:57 A recent meme making the rounds on social media reads something like […]]]>

Although the country’s official language is Hindi in the Devanagari script, it is the colloquial use of the English language that takes precedence over regional dialects – more so in metropolitan cities – in overcoming language barriers.



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A recent meme making the rounds on social media reads something like the “post-” in post-Covid is the same as the “post-” in post-colonialism. And while there may be some truth to this fleeting commentary, the widespread use of English as the predominant mode of communication in most of the former colonies now free from foreign domination is among the most common areas of this “colonial hangover”.

Although the country’s official language is Hindi in the Devanagari script, it is the colloquial use of the English language that takes precedence over regional dialects – more so in metropolitan cities – in overcoming language barriers.

But can the language play a role to take root more strongly in their culture? Natasha Bajaj, mother of a five-year-old boy, discovered the disconnect between her son’s use of the language and his cultural heritage. In order to bridge the gap between the two, she came up with the concept for her latest children’s book HING-LISH, an interactive storybook that helps increase children’s Hindi vocabulary. “The book is revised by teachers to teach children conversation in Hindi using English phonetics. It is a series on Indian culture, relationships and festivals. It makes you nostalgic and brings you home, ”Bajaj said.

“Learning the Devanagari Hindi script is difficult for children who do not learn Hindi in school, which can be the case for many children who grow up far from their country of origin. English phonetics make it easy for them to pronounce certain Hindi words, ”she added.

Bajaj grew up in India and had a very different education from his son, who grew up in the United Arab Emirates. Speaking of his formative years, the author added, “Growing up in India was a lot of fun but very different from my son’s. My days were filled with playing time with friends and the nights were filled with fascinating Indian mythological stories. The house was always busy and full of people, ”Bajaj said.

“We spoke Hindi and English, but Hindi had a lot of preference. Growing up in a Punjabi family, we also understood the language but couldn’t speak it. On the contrary, I was fluent in Bengali, ”Bajaj said, adding that growing up learning multiple languages ​​was something she was very proud of. “Being bilingual or multilingual is a super power. Being able to communicate with people from other cultures is a huge social benefit and can open so many other avenues, ”Bajaj said. “It actually helps your cognitive abilities,” she added.

What is HING-LISH?

His latest children’s storybook is a product of the pandemic. During the 2020 lockdown, Bajaj noticed his son’s growing interest in the language. “My son spoke to my mother in what I call ‘hinglish’, which means half Hindi and half English,” Bajaj said. “He was talking to her but still didn’t understand many words, so I tried to teach him Hindi through the Devanagari script. “

To his amusement, it failed miserably. During the lockdown, she created a game where he had to read Hindi numbers in English phonetics, for example, Ek Khar-gosh ‘(a rabbit). “I still remember my son’s excitement when he shouted, ‘Mom, I can read Hindi,’ Bajaj said, adding that it is through this awareness that his passion project has come true. been designed.

Western influence was a big part of the author’s formative years, who grew up in India. “English is a universal language. Therefore, the emphasis on it. There is this understanding that everyone in the world understands, so parents push their children to learn English, ”Bajaj added.

Embrace his heritage

For children living outside India, said Bajaj, parents want to preserve their heritage and culture by encouraging them to speak Hindi. “The roots are what establishes you as a person. It is part of the identity that you inherit from your parents. Knowing your lineage and feeling connected to your family is always beneficial, ”she added.

Staying connected to your native language comes with a variety of other benefits, Bajaj added. “It is necessary for the overall development of a child, including their emotional growth. Staying connected to your roots can develop a strong personal and social identity, ”she said, adding that there is a 2010 study from Emory University which concludes that children who know their family history have high levels. higher emotional well-being (Journal of Family Life, 2010). “When children get to know their families, they are filled with a sense of fulfillment, which contributes to their overall growth,” the author concluded.

somya@khaleejtimes.com

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County Muskingum Christmas Storybook https://manteobooksellers.com/county-muskingum-christmas-storybook/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:42:17 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/county-muskingum-christmas-storybook/ Children and adults alike look forward to their favorite Christmas stories year after year. County Muskingum has taken these favorites and turned them into window decorations, paintings, and outdoor exhibits that make you want to grab a book and re-read these stories. Almost 100 businesses in Zanesville, New Concord and Dresden have favorite storybook exhibits. […]]]>

Children and adults alike look forward to their favorite Christmas stories year after year. County Muskingum has taken these favorites and turned them into window decorations, paintings, and outdoor exhibits that make you want to grab a book and re-read these stories.

Almost 100 businesses in Zanesville, New Concord and Dresden have favorite storybook exhibits. Now is a great time to take a walk or walk to see just how creative they have become. The exhibits can be viewed until January 1. It’s fun to look for them along the way.

The decorations are made possible through the combined efforts of the Muskingum County Community Foundation, the Muskingum County Commissioners and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau. When groups come together, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.

This Christmas Storybook adventure began in 2014 when it was decided to add a musical light show to the courthouse. Since then, more than 50 companies in Dresden, New Concord and Zanesville have chosen a favorite holiday storybook and decorated their places according to the theme.

You’ll likely find all of your favorite stories and characters somewhere along the way, as there are even more of them today. Some of my favorites were Rudolph near Santa’s new home at the Secrest Auditorium and Charlie Brown’s window paintings at Community Bank in Zanesville, as well as the rustic old nativity scene at First Baptist Church in Dresden.

Once the storybook Christmas began, ideas began to form for additional decorations and events throughout the season. Everything got bigger and Goss Supply added a teddy bear coloring contest for the winners that continues to this day. Two winners being chosen from 4 to 12 years old each.

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Portland’s miracle on Morrison Street doesn’t reach the end of a storybook – the athletic https://manteobooksellers.com/portlands-miracle-on-morrison-street-doesnt-reach-the-end-of-a-storybook-the-athletic/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/portlands-miracle-on-morrison-street-doesnt-reach-the-end-of-a-storybook-the-athletic/ The ball fell at the feet of Diego Valeri near the top of the penalty area with a clear view of the goal. It was midway through the first overtime period of the 2021 MLS Cup Final. The score was tied at 1-1. A goal now would likely win the championship and write the goalscorer […]]]>

The ball fell at the feet of Diego Valeri near the top of the penalty area with a clear view of the goal.

It was midway through the first overtime period of the 2021 MLS Cup Final. The score was tied at 1-1. A goal now would likely win the championship and write the goalscorer in history. The crowd seemed to sense the possibility all at once. There was a collective inspiration, followed by 25,000 voices shouting as one: “Shoooooooooot! “

It was in front of the Timbers Army end of Providence Park, a group that Valeri has sent into ecstasies countless times over the past eight years. It was also well within reach – the type of shot where he could open his body, use his favorite right foot, and complete a shot in the top corner of the net.

Of course, he’s found this corner with a lot less consistency lately. Valeri is 35 now, and he has drifted down the depth chart as his skills diminished. Heading into Saturday afternoon’s Cup final, it was widely believed that this would be Valeri’s last game for a club and city where he has established such a close bond.

At this point in the game, it looked a lot like a fate playing out a storybook tale. The game wouldn’t even have reached that point if Portland hadn’t scored the last regulation goal in MLS Cup Final history, an equalizer in the 94th minute with seconds to go. It was a moment that would become legendary like The Miracle on Morrison Street if the Timbers could just finish the job.

So of course why not – hit him, Diego. You could almost see the sequence unfolding in your mind: the jubilation of the crowd; Valeri was torn apart before he even reached the flag in the corner where he was running to celebrate with his family; the ultimate community driven player giving the ultimate community driven club a memory that will last a lifetime.

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‘A Magic Moment’: Storybook Holiday Spreads Seasonal Joy in Frostburg | Local news https://manteobooksellers.com/a-magic-moment-storybook-holiday-spreads-seasonal-joy-in-frostburg-local-news/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/a-magic-moment-storybook-holiday-spreads-seasonal-joy-in-frostburg-local-news/ FROSTBURG, Md. – Storybook Holiday has a way of bringing people together, to the point where you can even watch Santa Claus and the Grinch sharing space on a parade float. Hundreds of people gathered in Mountain City on Saturday for the popular annual event of the Children’s Literature Center at Frostburg State University, which […]]]>

FROSTBURG, Md. – Storybook Holiday has a way of bringing people together, to the point where you can even watch Santa Claus and the Grinch sharing space on a parade float.

Hundreds of people gathered in Mountain City on Saturday for the popular annual event of the Children’s Literature Center at Frostburg State University, which returned for an in-person celebration this year after the pandemic took it down. forced to change last year’s offer. Little touches of public health mindfulness were present – like masked elves and crowd size limits inside Santa’s workshop – but the event was as cheerful and well attended as never in his 18th year.

One of the first big events of the day was the Elven Olympics held on Broadway. In the parking lot, 12 teams took part in the first two challenges – a two-round cookie toss followed by a marshmallow catch.

After the second event, about half of the teams were knocked out, and the rest moved on to gift wrapping and tree decorating. In total, the “Electric Elves” team won gold.

After a lively parade down Main Street, people returned to Broadway and City Place, where a long line of people waiting to enter the elves’ secret workshop gathered.

On one side, the children could sit and write letters to Santa Claus which they would put in a large red mailbox. On the other hand, while they lined up to walk through the workshop and bring back a craft kit, children and their families could pose for photos with the elves.

“We were expecting a big rush, and I think we got it,” said Sarah O’Neal, director of the Children’s Literature Center.

O’Neal said it was exciting to host the event in person once again, and the large crowd in attendance was proof of how much the day had been missed.

“We were really excited to be back this year,” said O’Neal. “We really only have a few restrictions, of course, but we wanted to make sure everyone was safe. But it feels good. We have had phone calls to the center since last year asking if we are coming back in person so we are so glad to be back.

The way the community comes together to celebrate and support Storybook Holiday “makes it really special,” said O’Neal, of the great turnout with the participation of local businesses, city agencies and other organizations.

“We’re really, really excited in general,” said O’Neal. “I think it’s really well received, as you can see through the doors to enter.”

Ellie Bolton, a graduate assistant from the Center, served as the head elf, which involved helping organize the day and making sure everything went smoothly throughout the celebration. Saturday’s storybook party was the fifth she attended.

Seeing their hard work pay off and “all the magic of the kids,” said Bolton, made an already rewarding day even better.

“All the pieces line up, and as a volunteer you can really see the magic,” Bolton said. “It really is a magical moment.”

Between two groups guided through the new station during their “Cocoa with the PoPo” event, Frostburg Police Chief Nicholas Costello said they normally receive around 300 children and parents throughout the day.

Storybook Holiday, said Costello, “is one of the most fantastic events.” Like Bolton, he said the day was “magical”.

“It’s just a very magical thing,” Costello said. “It brings the holiday spirit to Frostburg and a really positive feeling. “

Lindsay Renner-Wood is a reporter for the Cumberland Times-News. Follow her on twitter @LindsayRenWood.

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Storybook Christmas returns to Muskingum County with new additions https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-christmas-returns-to-muskingum-county-with-new-additions/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-christmas-returns-to-muskingum-county-with-new-additions/ ZANESVILLE – The holiday season is back in Muskingum County with activities for all ages starting in December as part of Storybook Christmas. In Zanesville, downtown visitors can get in the mood for the annual Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on December 1. During the parade, Santa Claus makes his big […]]]>

ZANESVILLE – The holiday season is back in Muskingum County with activities for all ages starting in December as part of Storybook Christmas.

In Zanesville, downtown visitors can get in the mood for the annual Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on December 1.

During the parade, Santa Claus makes his big arrival and plans to stay a little longer this year.

A Santa Claus house is presented to the community in front of the Secrest Auditorium, sponsored by the Muskingum County Community Foundation and Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Children can meet Santa Claus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until December 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

The rest of downtown will be illuminated with lights, decorations and giant snowmen.

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Jamie and Rebekah Vardy unveil their first children’s storybook https://manteobooksellers.com/jamie-and-rebekah-vardy-unveil-their-first-childrens-storybook/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/jamie-and-rebekah-vardy-unveil-their-first-childrens-storybook/ Jamie and Rebekah Vardy have signed a deal to launch their first line of illustrated children’s story books, with the first title going on sale on World Book Day 2022. “It has been a pleasure working on this new title and format with Jamie and Rebekah Vardy, and our editorial team,” said Matthew Reynolds, Managing […]]]>

Jamie and Rebekah Vardy have signed a deal to launch their first line of illustrated children’s story books, with the first title going on sale on World Book Day 2022.

“It has been a pleasure working on this new title and format with Jamie and Rebekah Vardy, and our editorial team,” said Matthew Reynolds, Managing Director of Little Brother Books. “With our experience of current trends for children and the important message that the BUG team is sharing with children and parents; we are certain that this first book will be loved by children but trustworthy and respected by parents. We can’t wait to see it in libraries from February 2022. ”

Negotiated by London Entertainment in partnership with UK children’s book and yearbook publisher Little Brother Books (LBB), the deal sees the family-focused couple embark on their first storybook together. An equally new venture for LBB, this is the first time the company has created a storybook and with a celebrity couple.

Rich in illustrated images, the range of Vardy storybooks is aimed at children from 3 years old. Their first release is called “Cedric the little sloth with a big dream”. The Be Yourself Guardians (BUG) are the central characters in each book, with each title having a different storyline and endless BUG support.

“Working together on this book has been a dream for us,” Jamie and Rebekah Vardy said in a joint statement. “We are not writers, but we are experienced parents, and we know what messages we want to give to our children the most; it’s not about being the best or winning at everything, it’s about doing your best, being happy and chasing your dreams. We kept going through the list of topics we were passionate about, and we kept coming back to the same one – just be yourself. We want children and their parents or guardians to realize that with the right words of encouragement and positive thoughts, they can achieve anything they want. It also means to be who and what you want to be. Our dream is for the Be Yourself Guardians (BUG) to become identifiable characters who build children’s confidence, ease their anxieties and help them believe in themselves through these storybooks. LBB put us in touch with an exceptional writer and illustrator to guide us through this process. We’ve been showing our kids the drafts and sketches throughout, so it’s been a real family affair and we hope the readers love the first book as much as our family.

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6 storytelling houses in Massachusetts https://manteobooksellers.com/6-storytelling-houses-in-massachusetts/ Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/6-storytelling-houses-in-massachusetts/ Boston Concord Baptist Church in Boston’s South End was converted to condominiums in 2018. This three-bedroom duplex has an open-plan ground floor with a double-height living room with cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace flanked by stone and lancet windows, a dining kitchen and a dining area; a curved steel and wood floating staircase leads to […]]]>

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Concord Baptist Church in Boston’s South End was converted to condominiums in 2018. This three-bedroom duplex has an open-plan ground floor with a double-height living room with cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace flanked by stone and lancet windows, a dining kitchen and a dining area; a curved steel and wood floating staircase leads to the suites on the second level.

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The apartment includes two parking spaces in the underground garage. $ 3,495,000. Brian Perry, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, (617) 413-8049.

Alford

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Situated on 11.7 wooded acres, this contemporary home is also five minutes from downtown Great Barrington. The five bedroom house has skylight and oversized windows; visible beams; waxed concrete floors with radiant heat; an open living space with suspended wood stove, dining room and chef’s kitchen; and a master suite with office, den and Carrera marble steam shower.

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Outside, a wooden terrace, planted beds, a lawn, a fireplace and trees. $ 2,875,000. Karen Climo, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (413) 429-6732.

Hill of Chestnuts

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Built in 1922 in the style of an English mansion, this six-bedroom house is part of an estate district near Boston. The house, furnished with period details, comprises a large room with bay windows, wooden beams and a fireplace; a dining room with fireplace, coffered ceilings, built-in units and pantry; and a kitchen with a glazed dining area.

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The lot includes a stone-walled veranda, a wooded lawn and an English garden. $ 4,495,000. Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Back Bay, (617) 236-0711.

Rockport

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This 1860s Victorian house in Cape Ann sits next to a pond and near the ocean. The updated arts and crafts house features floor-to-ceiling windows with water views and spaces designed for entertaining, including a chef’s kitchen with a windowed dining area leading to a patio.

Puzzle.

The 2.4-acre wooded property has established gardens, a waterfall swimming pool, pool house, tennis court, and a one-bedroom apartment above a car garage. $ 3,350,000. Nicole Monahan, LandVest / Christies International Real Estate, (617) 680-6895.

Pepperell

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Wooltop sits on a hill in northeastern Massachusetts overlooking 400 acres of unspoiled woodland with trails. The seven-bedroom Tudor, built in 1900, retains many of the original details, with seven fireplaces, a farmer’s porch, a country kitchen with wide-plank pumpkin pine floors, a chestnut-paneled bookcase, a living room with hand-hewn beams, and an adjoining two-story apartment.

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The 8.5-acre property features perennial gardens, lawns, trees, a cottage and a workshop-garage. $ 1,150,000. Carol Smith, Engel & Völkers Concord, (617) 962-9481.

Wellfleet

A house.

This two bedroom cottage located outside of Cape Cod has secondary access to ponds, ocean beaches and a bike path. The 1973 home, part of the Deck 2 vacation condo complex on Cottontail Road, has engineered wood floors, vaulted ceilings, rustic wood-paneled walls, and a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom.

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Outside there are large front and rear terraces, a courtyard and a wooded environment; The Wellfleet center and the harbor are nearby. $ 349,000. Ashley Fawkes, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, (508) 237-1986.

This article first appeared in the latest issue of The week magazine. If you want to read more, you can try six risk-free issues of the magazine. here.

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Green horse, green rider: An end of a storybook https://manteobooksellers.com/green-horse-green-rider-an-end-of-a-storybook/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/green-horse-green-rider-an-end-of-a-storybook/ My husband started riding when he was 51. Unlike me, a longtime English rider, Steve had no interest in perching on a fragile piece of leather and circling in a dusty ring. He embraced western riding, popular here in Montana, where endless miles of mountain trails invite him. Despite a rough start, Steve and Ranger […]]]>

My husband started riding when he was 51. Unlike me, a longtime English rider, Steve had no interest in perching on a fragile piece of leather and circling in a dusty ring. He embraced western riding, popular here in Montana, where endless miles of mountain trails invite him.

His first horse, Gus, was a dude-string veteran. The little roan gelding carried Steve through rushing streams and steep, narrow trails. Then, exactly one year after he brought him home, Gus died of colic. Steve was devastated. Three months passed before he even considered buying another horse.

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Storybook Island’s Safe Halloween Event Returns To Rapid City With Two Time Options | Brand Avenue Studios https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-islands-safe-halloween-event-returns-to-rapid-city-with-two-time-options-brand-avenue-studios/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/storybook-islands-safe-halloween-event-returns-to-rapid-city-with-two-time-options-brand-avenue-studios/ As Halloween approaches, Storybook Island’s Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat returns on October 30 for a seventh year. Children in the Rapid City area can once again experience a safe, confined alternative to treat on the island at 1301 Sheridan Lake Road. Storybook Island, founded in 1959 by Merle Gunderson and the Rotary Clubs […]]]>





As Halloween approaches, Storybook Island’s Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat returns on October 30 for a seventh year. Children in the Rapid City area can once again experience a safe, confined alternative to treat on the island at 1301 Sheridan Lake Road.

Storybook Island, founded in 1959 by Merle Gunderson and the Rotary Clubs of Rapid City, is a Rapid City attraction with over 100 storytelling and fairy tale sets, many of which are interactive.

The annual Halloween event is so popular that Storybook Island has added a second session. Families can choose between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers hope having two time slots will help cut long lines.

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“In the past, queues required about two hours of waiting,” said Jackie Laws, executive director of Storybook Island.

Participants can also avoid the queues by purchasing their tickets in advance for delivery by mail.

“That’s good,” Laws said of receiving tickets in the mail. “It helps them skip the line, but they can also pay at the door.” Presale tickets offer VIP-type access so you can bypass the long line, she added.

To order admission tickets by mail, at a cost of $ 3 per person, call Storybook Island at 605.342.6357. Orders must be placed before October 20 to ensure delivery by October 30.






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Peace of mind event

Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat gives parents peace of mind because only people with children can attend and because they know that the treats their children receive will be safe.

“It’s a safe place to make a treat or a spell, and everyone will be dressed,” Laws said.

While Storybook Island has closed for the season, it will reopen for Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat with train and carousel rides. “They are always the favorites,” Laws said. Tickets for each trip are $ 3 per person.






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This year, attendees can also purchase cake pops and milkshakes served in a Storybook Island Safe N Sweet souvenir mug.

Nightmare before christmas

The turnout for Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat is always good, but the numbers depend on the weather, Laws said. “We had 2,000 to 6,000 people,” she said.

The event has a bit of a movie theme.

“Because the park is so big and we have to start putting Christmas lights in September, when we decided to have an event for Halloween, we decided to do our version of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’,” he said. said Laws. “That way the park is decorated and Halloween decorations are incorporated.

“We also have Jack Skellington and his girlfriend, Sally, from ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, dressed in the park as well.”

15 candy stops

Participants follow a path with 15 candy stops, Laws said. Children receive around 50 candies when they walk to the end of the path.

The event is a “huge fundraiser” and helps keep entry to Storybook Island free through the summer, Laws said.

“Halloween is my favorite,” Laws said. “It’s a lot of fun. There is no better weekend fun in October than Safe N Sweet Trick N Treat.

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Brookline Residents to Co-Chair the Virtual Storybook Ball https://manteobooksellers.com/brookline-residents-to-co-chair-the-virtual-storybook-ball/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://manteobooksellers.com/brookline-residents-to-co-chair-the-virtual-storybook-ball/ Brookline’s Fiona and James Benenson will co-chair the upcoming Storybook Ball as the MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrates the event’s 22nd anniversary with a redesigned virtual party. The Benensons will virtually host guests for an evening of speeches, patient and tribute stories, doctors and supporters, along with Co-Chairs Rachel and Bill Motley, at 7 p.m. […]]]>

Brookline’s Fiona and James Benenson will co-chair the upcoming Storybook Ball as the MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrates the event’s 22nd anniversary with a redesigned virtual party.

The Benensons will virtually host guests for an evening of speeches, patient and tribute stories, doctors and supporters, along with Co-Chairs Rachel and Bill Motley, at 7 p.m. on October 21.

The 2021 Storybook Ball features the MGHfC’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Program, which includes an expert group of infectious disease clinicians, researchers, microbiologists and pathologists who provide multidisciplinary care and expertise to children with rare and complicated infections, including those that trigger neuropsychiatric disease.

“Each year, Storybook Ball is the most anticipated evening of the MGHfC. We have been preparing all year in the hope of coming together in person to celebrate our guests, donors and supporters, and honor the extraordinary work of MGHfC, ”said Dr. Allan M. Goldstein, Chief Surgeon of MGHfC. “However, given the hospital’s role as a leader in the healthcare community, we are proceeding with caution and hosting a virtual event to protect our patients, staff, donors and friends.”

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