‘Boos’ and don’ts: Halloween safety for your pet

Halloween is a festive time for many, but the season of tricks and treats may spook your pets. Dr. Bruce Kornreich, Associate Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center and veterinary cardiologist, and Dr. Brian Collins, head of the Community Service Practice at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals, offer some tips and tricks to help […]

Halloween enthusiasts are in for optimal pumpkin season

Steve Reiners, professor of horticulture at Cornell University and a New York State vegetable industry expert, says the pumpkin crop this season is optimal due to the dry, warm weather throughout September. He also shares advice on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/stephen-reiners Reiners says: “When it comes to growing […]

Witchcraft collection offers new treats for Halloween

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Witchcraft Collection contains documents that are hundreds of years old, including witch-hunting manuals and pamphlets and minutes from 16th, 17th and 18th century European witch trials. In recent years, the collection has been augmented by a decidedly more modern artifact: the movie poster. “We decided to document the impact of […]

Tricks for perfect pumpkin picking

Steve Reiners, professor of horticulture at Cornell University and pumpkin expert shares some tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/stephen-reiners Reiners says: “The drought of 2016 certainly made growing any crop a challenge in New York state this summer. Luckily for us, pumpkins tend to be very deep […]

Cornell Salem witchcraft trials expert and author available for interviews ahead of Halloween

Cornell University American studies lecturer Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling author of novels inspired by the Salem witchcraft trials and centered around the supernatural. She is available for interviews ahead of Halloween, related to her novels and research of the Salem witchcraft trials. Her first novel, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, […]

How to pick the perfect pumpkin

Steve Reiners, professor at the School of Integrative Plant Science shares some tips on picking the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. New York is one of the country’s top producers of pumpkins. Last year the local crop was valued at more than $20 million.   Reiners says: “Our wet spring and early summer made […]