Tag: halloween

And The Winners Are…..

First off, this was VERY hard to decide.  EVERYONE did an amazing job and put forth tremendous effort, so everyone deserves kudos!!

The Grim Reaper did actually make it out into this dark and stormy Halloween night to deliver trophies to the winners….In……The….Rain…….

The Winners:


This prize was awarded during the day and the folks who did the display were out delivering your mail, so pretend there is a picture here.

BEST HOUSE NEWSTEAD:  6599 Wollcottsville Rd

No one was home, so pretend there is a picture here. Someone please get in touch with me so I can get your trophy to you.

BEST HOUSE AKRON:    Ron & Charlene Pocobello of 40 Cedar St

What a terrific display of light. fog, music, and scary stuff (the dino costumes were great too!!!) GREAT effort, Congrats!


BEST IN SHOW:  23 Sheppard Ave. Adam, Brett and Ella Maloney

This house is AMAZING!  The (very wet) Grim Reaper hunted down Adam at a party up the road to give him his trophy.  This house was amazing.  It got extra “creep factor” points for the creepy doll, with the creepy red eyes on the rocking horse singing nursery rhymes. :::shudder:::  It was like being IN a Steven King Movie!  Excellent job and Congrats!


Honorable Mention to 175-177 Main St.

These two houses were also exceptional.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated and made our town look fantastically spooky for the inaugural year of The Newsteader Awards!  Next year will be BIGGER and BETTER and SCARIER!!!








Newsteader Halloween….A Few Pictures

We have a Creek called Murder.  We were a scary movie set for the filming of A Quiet Place 2 all Summer, and now we are a Halloween Town!  It’s perfect!  Watching the decorations go up all month has been great fun.  They got more and more intricate by the day!  I drove around today and got some pictures with the intention of posting them all here…..Until, we drove around this evening (apparently everyone in town was doing the same thing as we noticed people following us around LOL).  Everything looks completely different in the dark, and is also difficult to photograph in the dark.  The houses just look SO GREAT, if you haven’t been out to see them after dark, it is highly recommended!

Who knew we had so many creative, and FUN people in town?  There was light shows and smoke machines everywhere!

I am posting a few daytime “highlights” from some of the displays, but you all really need to just get out and see for yourself.  People really put in a LOT of effort, and it shows!

At first we said “How are we going to decide this because everything looks terrific, and everyone did such a great job!” then, after driving around, there are clear winners.

Trophies will be awarded Halloween Evening (of course there is a wind storm that night btw)

Here are some pics from around town, and again……Heat up some cider, go for a ride and check all these places out after dark, it’s amazing!  EVERYONE gets props for effort!!!  -JAP-



Here are all the addresses:

40 Cedar St, 40 Marshall Ave, 177 Main St, 63 Cedar St, 23 Sheppard Ave, 72 Bloomingdale, 4 Townsend St, 6599 Wollcottsville Rd, 20 Hoag Ave, 175 Main St, 52 Brooklyn, 5792 Buell St.


It’s Halloween Week and Here is What’s Happening Around Town

Wednesday October 23

Tricks and Treats @ Newstead Public Library   6:30 PM

Friday October 25

Trunk or Treat @ Calvary Baptist Church 6:00 PM

Senior Halloween Party @ Akron/Newstead Senior Center  6:00 PM

Saturday October 26

THE NEWSTEADER AWARDS JUDGING WILL COMMENCE – Judges will be driving around between 7:00 and 8:00 PM to check out houses, so make sure to have all your lights etc going!

Thursday October 31

Halloween Party @ The Wright 8:00 PM