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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tonight is Halloween.... Please Be Mindful

It's Halloween.
Tonight a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded.
The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills.
The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues.
The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you might be shy or non-verbal.
The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have an allergy.
The child who isn't wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism.
Be nice. Be patient.
It's everyone's Halloween.
Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Have a Safe Halloween

There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to prevent tragedies from happening.

Youngsters will be out and about on Halloween during evening hours and crossing streets in the dark. Motorists frequently use residential side streets as a cut-through during high volume traffic hours.

Here are a few Halloween safety tips to remember:

~Always use crosswalks and sidewalks and walk facing traffic
~Carry a flashlight or glow sticks
~Wear light colored clothing and reflective stickers on costumes
~Use face paint rather than full-face masks that can partially block your vision
~Only trick-or-treat at houses you know and that are well lit
~Travel in groups and children should always be with an adult
~Inspect all candy and treats before children eat them
~Notify police about any suspicious person or activity


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dolci Gelati Grand Opening on Halloween

Dolci Gelati, located at 107 N. Fairfax St., will officially open on October 31st.  

The first 31 customers receive a free scoop of gelato and customers who come in wearing a costume will get a free small gelato! 

Dolci Gelati  is the first stop on the Old Town Ghost Tour as the building is supposedly haunted. 
This should make the Halloween opening even more exciting! 

Hours: 8am-10pm Mondays through Saturday and 11am-10pm on Sunday's

In addition to gelato the store will also will serve an assortment of pastries, coffee, espressos, hot chocolate, hot cider, and much more.  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Colors

Fall in Alexandria.
I'm really enjoying the colors!