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Haverhill

October 24, 2012

Visit a haunted castle this week

Winnekenni Castle’s Halloween attraction, the “Castle of Fear” is open tomorrow through Sunday beginning at 7 p.m.

The last tickets will be sold at 10:15 p.m. Admission is $18 and $10 for children 12 and younger. The Castle of Fear attraction is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Discount coupons are available online at winnekenni.com. Sunday night is family night, with $40 admission for two adults and two children 12 and younger. This year’s event features a Maze of Mystery, an expanded Haunted Castle tour and Howling Hayride of Horror through the Forbidden Forest of Fright.

The nonprofit Winnekenni Foundation Inc. maintains and operates Winnekenni Castle as a cultural center for public and private events. The castle is on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information, email the castle winnekenni@yahoo.com, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at winnekenni.com.

Italian culture celebrated

The Sons of Italy Victor Emanuel Lodge will celebrate Italian Heritage Month on Saturday when it hosts its Miss Italy Pageant and Pasta Fagioli Cook-off.

The pageant, sponsored by Haverhill and Pentucket banks, is for women of Italian descent in the Greater Haverhill area who are between the ages of 16 and 25. The public is invited to help select the best pasta fagioli in the Merrimack Valley. The competition is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Pasta fagioli is to the Italian community as clam chowder is to New Englanders,” said Rick Picone, president of the Sons of Italy Lodge. Pasta fagioli, also known as pasta fazool, is a traditional Italian soup made of pasta and beans, but each cook brings his or her own flair to the dish.

The Miss Italy Pageant is at 2 p.m. In addition, there will also be a Little Miss Italy Pageant with participants ages 6 to 12. Haverhill and Pentucket banks will donate money for college scholarships. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. More information is available from Carmine LoConte, 978-373-1447 or Jen Picone at 603-560-0915 or jenpicone@gmail.com.

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