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Friday, September 12, 2014

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Events in New London County
Every year, Southeastern Connecticut has some great Halloween special events. The events below are staples of this part of the country and if you've lived here for any amount of time you've likely participated in one of these events. This year Seaside Shadows is presenting Haunted History Tours in Mystic.  If you are new to the area, or just visiting, you absolutely want to take some time to join in the fun at one of these area attractions.

Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours in Mystic

If you want to know what historic artifacts and gravestone engravings have been found in Mystic's antiquated burial grounds then try a Seaside Shadows Tour. Guests will learn about events stemming from the 1600’s to the present which have led to the development of spooky tales and active spirits throughout the iconic Connecticut community. Find out where the famous giggling ghost of Mystic visits dining guests and what local ghost left footprints on the floor of a well known establishment. The downtown tours led by lantern go through the bustling landscape of shops and restaurants surrounding the famous drawbridge and the cemetery tours allow guests to walk through the Whitehall Burial Ground associated with the famously sighted ghosts of Whitehall Mansion. Downtown Tours meet on the sidewalk close to the Mystic River Park . The sidewalk begins on Cottrell Street by the Mystic Drawbridge on the Stonington side of the river. If you enter the address 10 Cottrell Street (Stonington) for the park into your GPS that will get you there. Your guide will greet you at the sidewalk in front of the park. Moonlit Graveyard Tours: Our cemetery tours take place at the Whitehall Burial Ground located at the end of Hendel Drive in Mystic behind the True Value. Easily located off Route 27, and coming off exit 90 on I-95. Please enter the address 9 Hendel Drive (Stonington) into your GPS you will arrive at the True Value and the burial ground is just beyond this. Your guide will greet you at the gate.

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Fall-O-Ween October 19; 9 am -4 pm Mystic Aquarium
Celebrate with fun activities such as scavenger hunts and Halloween crafts, be amazed by a juggler and so much more. Check out talented divers who not only carve pumpkins, but they are so good they can carve pumpkins underwater! The fish really get in on the action, with pumpkin being a favorite treat. - See more at:

When: October 19; 9 am -4 pm
Where: Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Contact: (860) 572-5955.

Mystic Seaport's Sights & Frights
Walk through the haunted schooner and be sure not to run into the spirit of a ghostly sailor along the way. Listen to scary stories for all ages and watch as “The Curse of the Demeter” unfolds with three spine-chilling scenes inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Explore a pumpkin patch and hear songs of the season. Kids, wear your best costume and march in the nightly parade at 7:30 p.m. Make your very own mask, have your face painted, and get a temporary tattoo. - See more at:

When: October 18-19 & 25-26; 6-9:30
Where: Mystic Seaport, Mystic (860) 572-5322

New London Halloween Town
Admission: Free; cost for some attractions & activities/ More info: Food vendors, costume contest, safe trick or treating, kids dance party, hay rides, pumpkin displays and a creepy animal sanctuary. - See more at:

When: October 25; 5-9 pm
Where: Downtown New London

Contact: (860) 443-3786

Halloween Silent Movie Night Spooktacular!
Admission: $5 (suggested donation) More info: Enjoy 1920 German silent movie classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a Halloween celebration for all ages! Wear your creepiest costume and enjoy this silent thriller on a large screen. Concessions will be available, and building is accessible. Film accompanied by organist, Robert Humphreville. - See more at:

When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct 31st, 2013. Then the entire week of Halloween. See the full schedule here.
Where: Christ Church School of the Arts, 78 Washington St, Norwich -
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A Hempsted Halloween
Admission: $5; CT Landmarks members free More info: On Friday, explore New London’s oldest house by candlelight, hear colonial myths and superstitions, plus enjoy seasonal refreshments (recommended for ages 12 & up). On Saturday, bring the family and make a spook-tacular mask, while enjoying cider and cookies (all ages welcome). - See more at:

When: October 25 & 26; Fri. 6-9 pm, Sat. 1-4 pm

Where: Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempsted Street, New London

Contact: (860) 742-6917

Girls on the Run of Southeastern CT's Trick or Trot Halloween Fun Run/Walk -
A great fall morning filled with Halloween fun, games and food. Prizes will also be awarded to those who show up in the best costume, so be sure to dress to the nines in your best Halloween outfit! The first 100 people registered will receive a GOTR Trick or Treat bag. - See more at: See more at:

When: October 26; 9 am

Where: Bluff Point State Park, Groton

Spooky Nature Trail
Admission: $9.50; members $7.50 Investigate the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour past nymphs and fairies, wild animals, jack-o-lanterns and other frightful and delightful creatures. In addition to the haunted woods, participants will enjoy Halloween treats and cider, spooky crafts for children, games, and up-close visits with the Nature Center's resident snakes, turtles, and frogs. Don't forget your flashlight! Children must be accompanied by an adult. - See more at:

When: October 26; 5:30-7:30 pmWhere: Denison-Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic>
Contact: (860) 536-1216

The Tillinghast Nightmare

Admission: $20; $15 in advance Historical Haunts invites you to a spooky, fun-filled evening. Please join us for a screening of their latest documentary, The Tillinghast Nightmare, about New England vampires (Alec Asten, director) and a presentation from guest speaker Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. - See more at:

When: October 27; 7-9 pm

Where: Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London
Contact:(401) 345-2532

Halloween Trick or Treat 
Olde Mistick Village Merchants will be handing out treats for the young ones. Come see your fellow ghosts, goblins and fairies as you stroll from shop to shop. Fun for everyone! Event held rain or shine. - See more at: 

When: October 31; 4-6 pm
Where: Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic

Contact: (860) 536-4941

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Power-washing concrete steps and driveways

Periodic cleaning of concrete helps to extend the value, beauty and service life of the surface. A pressure washer is the ideal tool to clean and sanitize large concrete surfaces. It can be difficult to tell when concrete is in need of cleaning because the dirt and grime can build up so slowly. However, once the process is done, the results of freshly cleaned concrete are very noticeable.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moving? Home for sale? How will your home show to potential buyers?

Are your ceilings free of dirt and damage?

Are your kitchen and bathrooms ready for the public?

Is your home clean enough for the price you are asking?
Do your floors shine?