halloween

Halloween Happenings 2015

Halloween Happenings 2015

To keep all of our local listeners up to date on all the Halloween Happenings 2015 in the area we have compiled a list of events that are scheduled to take place through the month of October. October 22: Autumn Celebration in Downtown Ionia The annual Autumn Celebration-Chili Dawg Challenge 2015 This event runs from 4:00 […]

Local Trick Or Treat Hours For Halloween

Local Trick Or Treat Hours For Halloween

Halloween is upon us and we have come up with a list for local trick or treat hours for Halloween around West Michigan in Montcalm County, Ionia County, Kent County, Newaygo County, Mecosta County, Muskegon County, Ottawa County, Allegan County, Gratiot County, Oceana County, Isabella County, Barry County, and a few other counties around the area. […]

M1063 WGLM Halloween Bash - Greenville Michigan Montcalm County 4H Fairgrounds

Montcalm County 4H Fairground Halloween Bash 2015

M1063 is trying something a little different this year. Aside from the yearly Trick-or-Treating with the downtown merchants in Greenville, we have decided to organize the first Halloween Bash at the Montcalm County 4H Fairgrounds located at 8784 Peck Rd. Greenville, Michigan. The first annual WGLM Halloween Bash will take place on Friday October 30th […]

History of the Jack O' Lantern

History of the Jack O’ Lantern

Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world.Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated […]

Spooky Pumpkin-Carving Ideas

Spooky Pumpkin-Carving Ideas

That time of the year is near! Halloween History and the the history of jack-o’-lanterns has been around for centuries and the practice actually originates from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” If you’re bored of carving the same ol’ pumpkins year after year then we would like to share a few spooky pumpkin-carving […]

halloween history Michigan M1063 WGLM

Halloween History

Do you know the origin of Halloween? Halloween has been a tradition that has spanned centuries. Most people only know Halloween as costumes, carving pumpkins, apple bobbing, bonfires, pranks, horror films, haunted attractions, and trick-or-treating. Image: Snap-Apple Night in Ireland – 1833 The history of Halloween goes back 2000 years ago and began with the […]

The Pumpkin: Fall's Favorite Fruit

The Pumpkin: Fall’s Favorite Fruit

Is a pumpkin a vegetable or is it a fruit? You may think that pumpkins are a vegetable but they are not. Pumpkins are actually a fruit! Pumpkins are classified as a member from the vine crop family called cucurbita, which incorporates melons, cucumbers, squash and gourds. In fact, pumpkins develop on a vine and contain seeds, […]

Harvest Festival 2015- Rockford, Michigan

Harvest Festival 2015

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to welcome the fall season with Harvest Fest 2015. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26– Sunday, Sept. 27 and is filled with family-fun activities that carry a fall theme. The weekend will include many of the favorites of years’ past including the crowd favorites Chili Cook […]