Antelope Valley Press - AV Living (Antelope Valley)

Get a little bit spooky

- And spooky season is getting underway. China and Japan.

Autumn has begun

Like nearly everything else this year, Halloween is going to be a bit different because of COVID-19. The normal festivitie­s such as the Boolvd Halloween and Harvest Festival in Lancaster are canceled. Trick-or-treating is strongly discourage­d, as are parties, dances and other events that would draw a crowd.

So what are Halloween lovers to do?

Los Angeles County health officials are encouragin­g other events in which social distancing can be successful, such as online parties and costume or pumpkin-carving contests. Vehicle-based parades, drive-in movie nights and outdoor home decorating are also encouraged and permitted.

We thought we’d kick the season off with some bone-chilling tales. We asked our readers to submit some spooky tales and they didn’t disappoint!

In addition, Norma Gurba tells us about some of the spooky places and events in the “old” Antelope Valley.

Vern Lawson keeps history alive with a story about Chuck Yeager.

Meanwhile, Scott Lee is back this month, with a look at the various tea celebratio­ns in

If you’re looking for a way to get rid of apples, Wheeler Cowperthwa­ite can help. This month, he shares his recipe for apple crisp.

Next month we’ll feature some recipes for your Thanksgivi­ng table. If you have recipes that you would like to share with other readers, please email them to by 5 p.m., Oct. 2.

In the meantime grab a pumpkin spice latte or maybe some apple cider and enjoy the spooky tales in this month’s edition.


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