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What was our favorite Halloween costume? | Contributor Q&A

My favorite Halloween costume is the costume that wasn’t. When I was a toddler, my mom spent a ton of time making me an elf costume for Halloween. (She is not a sewer, so this was a huge deal.) But when the big day rolled around, I absolutely refused to put it on. I ended up going trick-or-treating in my parka and still telling everyone who asked what I was dressed up as that I was an elf. I am a far more accommodating person now, but 2-year-old Alison had a lot of spunk. (Sorry, Mom!)

The Docket October 2019

Through Oct. 31, Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy all kinds of fall fun for the whole family at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 14 through October 27 and then from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 31. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors and free for children 2 and younger. nickajackfarms.com

Lilyfield Lane

Offering all kinds of beautiful blooms, Lilyfield Lane is Canton South’s source for beautiful arrangements and locally sourced gifts. Pick up a stunning bouquet or gift for a friend. If you’re in the market for wedding florals, look no farther.

Jon Kendle | Books of My Life

As director of archives and football information at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jon Kendle oversees the organization, preservation and dissemination of more than 40 million pages of documents and 6 million photographs related not just to the history of football but every player, coach and administrator who helped build the game to what it is today. He leads the Hall’s digital transformation strategy and hosts private event presentations of the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center. Jon is a Canton native. He lives in Avondale with his wife, Amanda, their two children, Liam and Isla, and their dog, Otis.

Keeping your household clutter-free doesn’t have to be an ordeal

Many stressed-out parents have come to think of home organization in terms of major closet, kitchen and basement makeovers, requiring substantial planning and time not available to busy families (not to mention the purchase of fancy hangers, woven bins and drawer dividers). But there are a lot of small things you can do routinely, without a huge investment of time and money, that will help make your house run more smoothly and give you a sense of order and control.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass