Creepy and colorful Halloween decorations have brightened local businesses and homes throughout October.

To celebrate Halloween and share some spirit with readers, Coast Weekend is holding a Halloween decoration contest. To enter the contest, go to and click on the “Halloween Contest” tab to submit a photo for the business or home contest. The deadline to submit a photo is Monday at 11:59 p.m. Voting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Three winners will be awarded a gift card and be featured in the Nov. 5 edition of Coast Weekend.

Fall poems

Coast Weekend will feature readers’ fall-themed poems in an upcoming edition.

To participate, share your poem by emailing by Nov. 2. Include your name and town of residence. Please do not send in more than two poems for consideration.

Poems should capture the essence of the season.

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