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A Not-So-Scary Halloween at the Curran Homestead 

Some Halloween celebrations Saturday focused less on fright, and more on fun.The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum in Orrington partnered with the Fields Pond Audubon Center Saturday. During their “Not-So-Scary” Halloween, they handed out prizes to kids in costume and showed them how to make apple cider.They also gave kids a lesson on how the farm works. Museum Director Robert Schmick says they love to show kids the ropes on some traditional trades.”We see that a lot of these things that some of us took for granted growing up on a farm, like myself, are kind of falling to the wayside. Family farms are being sold, and some of these skills, valuable life skills are being lost, so we want to preserve that,” Schmick says.Kids took a tour of the blacksmith shop, and got some nature lessons too, learning about bats and owls.