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The Origin of the Salem Witch Trials

by Maryann Pisano on October 26, 2014

The Salem witch Trials began in the spring of 1692.  A group of young girls in Salem Village, Mass., claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft.  People within Salem became hysteric with fear, and the first convicted “witch” Bridget Bishop, was hanged that June.  After Bishop, eighteen others […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

by Maryann Pisano on October 25, 2014

Cream Cheese Filling: 8 ounce package (227 grams) full fat cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar 1large egg Pumpkin Bread: 3 1/2 cups (450 grams) all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (optional) […]

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Spooky Halloween Makeup Trends

by Maryann Pisano on October 19, 2014

Hair and makeup artist Francesca Ortale is ready for Halloween!  When it comes to popular makeup trends, Orale said the Day of the Dead skeleton makeup is going to make a huge splash:   According to Ortale, pop art is going to be a popular costume.  When it comes to makeup to completing your look, […]

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Sweetest Day Date Hair

October 19, 2014
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Hair and makeup artist Francesca Ortale is an expert when it comes to love.  Whether she’s going on a date with her husband or fixing a bride’s hair and makeup, she knows what’s romantic.  Here is her advice for the perfect Sweetest Day date hair: Soft Curls   Low Bun   Headband Wrapped Around a […]

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A Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Unforgettable Story

October 12, 2014
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Kim, 40 Mullica Hill, NJ I found a hard lump on my breast, and I knew that I had to get it examined.  On New Year’s Eve 2007, I went in for a mammogram.  After the mammogram, they wanted to keep me there for an ultra sound.  I asked the technician what was wrong, and […]

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Red It Out for Sweetest Day

October 11, 2014
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Red it out loud!  This Sweetest Day, the hottest trend is red on RED! Pictures:  Pinterest

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Fun Columbus Facts #HappyColumbusDay

October 10, 2014
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This information has been taken from the Order Sons of Italy in America.  Enjoy and Happy Columbus Day! FAST FACTS:  HISTORICAL: • Columbus proved that it was possible to safely cross the Atlantic Ocean. • Columbus founded the first permanent European settlement in the Western Hemisphere, Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic). • Columbus […]

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How To Pick The Perfect Pumpkin

October 10, 2014
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Choose a pumpkin that feels firm and heavy for its size. Choose a pumpkin that has consistent coloring throughout. Turn the pumpkin over and place pressure on the bottom with your thumbs. If it flexes or gives your pumpkin is not fresh. Look for soft spots, mold, wrinkles or open cuts that would indicate damage […]

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Decode His Halloween Costume!

October 7, 2014
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Disclaimer: The information presented in this website and the comments from Dr. Hughes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information presented is not a substitute for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment. You are advised to seek professional medical and psychological help as necessary. Disney Prince:  despite the mainstream […]

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Columbus Day Queen Chelsea Baker Takes the Crown

October 5, 2014
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Why did you decide to participate in the Columbus Day Queen pageant? My aunt brought it to my attention about three or four weeks before the pageant.  I figured, “why not?”  It seemed like a very fun experience. What did you do to prepare for the pageant? To participate, you had to write an essay.  […]

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