Greetings, friends, and welcome to the Halloween edition of the Beach City BUZZ. Just a few more days until the creepiest, eeriest, scariest night of the year, when little ghosts, goblins, and witches will be knocking upon your chamber door looking for tricks and treats. Of course, it’s the perfect time to examine some seasonal trivia: When asked which candy trick or treaters would prefer to find in their Halloween bags, it was discovered that candy corn was chosen as least favorite. The #1 preferred Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; A National Retail Federation survey said Americans will spend $8 billion on Halloween this year; The most popular adult costumes for 2012 are Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Big Bird and (ugh!) Honey Boo Boo. (Honey Boo Boo and her mother are the winners of the 2012 BUZZ “Train Wreck Award” - they’re horrible, but you just can’t seem to look away!) For costumes for the young ‘uns, you’ll most likely get a good number of Angry Birds, Harry Potters, Disney Princesses, Super Heroes, and Justin Biebers knocking at your door; The U.S. Census Dept. has put your tax dollars to work unearthing such jaw dropping statistics as: An estimated 41 million kids ages 5 to 14 are expected to go trick or treating this year, and says that places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood would be: Tombstone, Arizona, Skull Creek, Nebraska, Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas, and Transylvania County, Pumpkin Center, and Cape Fear, all in North Carolina. (Apparently, North Carolina is big on Halloween). 15.1% of Americans plan to dress their pet in a costume; If you’re actually afraid of Halloween, your fear has a name - you’re suffering from Samhainophobia; The average American eats 1.2 pounds of candy on Halloween - the equivalent of 280 M&M’s. (Looks like I am way above average on that statistic). In a recent survey, 45% of all adults said they would be dressing in costume this Halloween. Count me in! I’m passing myself off as a writer! Pretty scary stuff! Trick or Treat -- here’s the BUZZ - A hearty round of applause to Cindy Tatelman, Director of Revere’s Commission on Disabilities, and her very dedicated volunteers, including Rene Shalachman, Olga Pena, Lucy Cavallo, Rose Lepore, and Florence Gurliaccio, who were awarded Certificates of Appreciation by the Revere City Council. One of the services which the Commission offers is an Equipment Loan Program - Revere residents may borrow canes, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches and walkers. For more information, call (781) 286-8267. A great big thank you to Cindy and crew for all of their hard work...Adrienne Maguire emailed to let us know that it’s time for the Family Fright Night Halloween Bash, sponsored by Mayor Dan Rizzo and the Revere Recreation Department. It’s Sunday, October 28 beginning at 4:30 PM at City Hall with a parade down Broadway to Harry Della Russo Stadium. From 5:00 - 7:00 PM, there’s a party at the Stadium with pizza from Nonni’s, soft drinks, goodies, Silly Willy, pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides, moon bounces and more. It’s FREE to all, and don’t forget your costume!...Ran-dumb thoughts: Are there Weight Watchers meetings in Gainesville, Florida? This year’s political candidates seem to have a lot in common with my breakfast cereal - same corn, different flakes; If worms took over the world, would we have global worming? And isn’t a slug just a snail with a housing problem? A businessman boarded a plane, to find sitting next to him a very elegant woman wearing the largest, most stunning diamond ring he had ever seen. He asked her about it. “This is the Klopman Diamond,” she said. It is beautiful, but there is a terrible curse that goes with it.” “Oh, no! That’s horrible! What’s the curse?” the man asked. “Mr. Klopman.”...Very, very special Happy Birthday wishes being sent out to one fabulous guy this week, my own second born, Andrew. You make your MOM proud every day in every way, and may all your birthday wishes come true!...Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky emailed to let everyone know that Revere’s 1st Santa Run will take place on Sunday, December 9 from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. starting at the Cronin Rink – Run, Walk, Crawl – to Revere City Hall and all proceeds will go towards beautifying our city! For more info, please contact Priscilla at 781-289-3399. Sounds like a great time...That’s it for the BUZZ, BUZZers. Have a safe and happy Halloween, watch for trick or treaters, do whatever makes your heart sing, and remember: It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road...This week’s SMILEMAKERS: Beverly Bruno Collins, Erin Parker, Justin Tullo, Ken Wilson, Ruth Shaw, George Jacobs, Roger Waugh, Lucy Castro, Paula Biagioni, Lauren Sims, Alex Rodriguez, Jackie Roy, Carole Rosenberg, Jordan Brown, Toby Cassidy, Lauren Anderson, Charles McLaughlin, Ann O’Neil, Jennifer Morgan, Angela Petrangelo, Taryn Roberts, Christine Stevens, and Emily Bonasoro...Heeere’s the CHUCKLE: Lorraine Zolla sent us some very timely information regarding Halloween Rules for Seniors, or, you know you’re too old to go trick or treating if: You keep knocking on your own front door; you remove your false teeth to change your appearance; You ask for soft high fiber candy only; Someone drops a candy bar in your bag and you lose your balance and fall over; People say: 'Great Boris Karloff Mask,’ and you're not wearing a mask; When the door opens you yell, 'Trick or...' and you can't remember the rest; By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders; You have to carefully choose a costume that doesn't dislodge your hairpiece; You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker; And the number one reason seniors should not go trick or treating - You have to keep going home to pee...Got comments? News? Announcements? Jokes? Suggestions? Want to congratulate someone on their anniversary, birthday, baby, divorce? Is your group running a fundraiser, meeting, or event? October 29 is National Cat Day! Got something amewsing to say? No kitten - this would be a pawsitively purrfect time fur you to email AndreaRevere@aol.com...Or snailmail the BUZZ at PO Box 101, Revere, MA 02151, and read it in The REVERE ADVOCATE!