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The Sweet Tradition: Why We Give Out Candy on Halloween

Halloween may be behind us, but the sweetest tradition of the season is just around the corner for Houlton residents! Children and adults alike eagerly anticipate the sugary treats that fill their bags and bowls, and this Saturday (November 4th) that is exactly what they will get! The All Shire’s Eve Downtown Candy Crawl is […]

Behind the Mask: Killer Facts About ‘Halloween’ and Michael Myers

Welcome, fellow Halloween enthusiasts, to a frightfully fun journey into the world of Halloween and the infamous masked murderer, Michael Myers. We’re about to uncover some bone-chilling yet fascinating facts that will make your Halloween even spookier! 1. The Legend Begins with Low Budget The original “Halloween” movie, released in 1978, was made on a […]

Important Announcement Regarding the¬†All Shires’ Eve¬†Halloween Event!

Dear Community Members, We hope this message finds you safe and well. We understand that recent events have left our community deeply concerned and on edge. The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors are our utmost priorities, and we want to address the current situation. In light of the ongoing events involving the […]

Unearthing Houlton’s Historical Link to the Salem Witch Trials

When one thinks of the Salem Witch Trials, the quiet town of Houlton, Maine may not immediately spring to mind. After all, Houlton was not even established until long after those dark days in Salem Village when accusations of witchcraft led to the execution of 19 people. However, an unexpected and intriguing connection between Houlton […]

The Origins of Halloween

Halloween, celebrated on the night of October 31st, has a rich and captivating history. While today it is synonymous with costumes, candy, and spooky decorations, its origins are deeply intertwined with ancient traditions that have evolved over the centuries. Celtic Beginnings To truly understand the roots of Halloween, we must journey back to the Celtic […]