How You Should Have Fun This October

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American Horror Story: Coven, premiering Oct. 9


Could there be a better tv premier for this month? Halloween is one day, but that doesn't mean we have to wait until the 31st to start celebrating--September hadn't even ended before fans were teased with these short trailers and this longer one. Get your spook on with the latest season, Coven.

Go see:

Big Fish on Broadway, premiering Oct 6.

Buffett World

For those of you who really don't want to get the pants scare off yourselves, I recommend Big Fish. The hit film starring Ewan McGregor is taking the stage this October in musical form starring Norbert Leo Butz. Those who love this story will surely be delighted with yet another adaptation of the whimsical tale. Tickets start at $49. Get them before they swim away! ... get it? Eh? Ehhhh?

Carrie, in theaters Oct. 18.


Okay back to scary. You've got to check out the remake of the Stephen King-inspired classic, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, and Julianne Moore. Personally, I'd watch anything if it had either of these actresses in it. Moretz proved her horror chops in Let Me In, the American remake of Let the Right One In (also an awesome flick), so she's probably got what it takes to pull off a good Carrie. Not to mention, now that the future has arrived, so to speak, the special effects are sure to out-wow their predecessors in the original.

Read this:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


It came out in 2004, but if you haven't read it, you should. The Boston Globe wasn't kidding when they said this book was "wonderfully intelligent." With every good book, readers leave the last page having gained something, whether it's the thrill of a gripping story, or the borrowed perspective from someone we might not have ever met. Curious Incident has both and then some. The story of a brilliant young boy with Asperger's Syndrome trying to solve the mystery of a murdered neighborhood dog will leave you refreshed, entertained, and enlightened. Check out my full review here.

Listen to her:

Jillette Johnson


An up and coming star with a killer track on her first album, Water in a Whale, that will probably become this generation's pop anthem of overcoming obstacles, adversity, struggle or what have you. Take a listen and just try to not want to kick some ass afterward.

Check out her music here.

Nom on this:

Don't worry, I'm not going to mention any pumpkin things, for the sake of not repeating anything that's been said a million times in the last two weeks. Let's talk about other October food things, like Oktoberfest (can I get an amen), for example...

The top 5 rated Oktoberfest brews on Beer Advocate

Augustiner Bräu Märzen Bier



Great Lakes Oktoberfest

Ramstein Oktoberfest

Homemade Pretzels, recipe here.

Pink Bites

Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst, recipe here.

Two Peas & Their Pod

Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes, recipe here.

Lemon Sugar

Do this:

Be sassy.

October is National Sarcasm Month, which is a beautiful thing. See below:




I expect crippling amounts of sass from all of you. #ohsnap.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post said the main character in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has autism. While that isn't necessarily false, the clarification must be made that Christopher has Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Click here to learn what the difference is under "Characteristics."

Tim Tebow's Night To Shine

** OGTV is celebrating National DJ Month with this story about an aspiring young DJ who took to the dance floor to make a his first high school prom a "night to shine". **

A Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Collaborating with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Night to Shine which is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is held at the spectacular Grace Community Church in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Metro The Painting Racehorse

** OGTV's final GOOD STORY of the week is about a thoroughbred racehorse who was rescued after a knee injury and has since taken up a new occupation - painting! **

Many animals are very smart. Like the dog who opens doors, or a monkey who can play chess... But one very special horse has captivated our attention for his unbelievable talent.

After retiring from being a racehorse, Metro seemed to be nearing the end of his life. Born with a knee a problem that was the cause of his career's end, he could have been put to sleep. Luckily, Ron Krajewski, an artist from Gettysburg, PA, and his wife, Wendy, adopted him.

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Young Inventor Helps Kids Find Comfort in Hospitals

** OGTV's final KIDSBIZ Playlist story of the week is about a young girl who redirected her fear from a hospital stay into the creation of a device that makes these visits a little less scary for other kids in the same situation. **

The only good part of a hospital stay is the end of it – the moment you go through the doors and know you are heading home. As stressful as this can be for an adult, it is exponentially worse for a young child. Ella Casano was one of those kids suddenly plucked out of normal life by an unpronounceable diagnosis and thrust into a daily routine of painful treatment, fear-stricken parents and the prospect of long periods away from home. Though she was really scared, she saw her situation from a kid's "how do I beat this" perspective and envisioned something that could make the experience just a little bit easier for herself and others like her.

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Popstar Hosts "End Cancer Night" at MLS Game - Caly On The Good (E12)

** OGTV continues our celebration of Pride Month with a story from our original series, Caly On The Good, where Pop Star Caly Bevier has the honor of performing our National Anthem at a Major League Soccer game. **

Caly Bevier has overcome the odds, and ovarian cancer, to become a pop music star. While her artistic family has helped launch her music career, she has never lost touch with another family that is very close to her heart – cancer survivors. In this episode of Caly on the Good, we follow Caly to Houston, Texas where she will participate in the "End Cancer Night" event hosted by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (MLS) by singing at halftime and being with others facing cancer.

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Littlest Warrior - A Baby With Special Needs Inspires A Special Clothing Line

** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week highlights a determined and creative family whose Down Syndrome baby has now inspired a clothing line that supports families with special needs kids. **

Eric and Michelle Sullivan found out at the 20-week ultrasound that their baby had many of the signs of Down Syndrome. A few weeks later the blood test confirmed it.

Despite several serious medical issues, their son Eli pulled through and began growing and putting on weight. Michelle, a photographer with a creative streak, started looking around for fun and inspiring clothes for him, including those with awareness messages but didn't find a style she liked. This was the seed that led her to create "Littlest Warrior Apparel."

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3rd Generation Family Farm is Bustling Community Hub - South Mountain Creamery

** OGTV celebrates National Dairy Month with this story about a family that has been farming the same land for 3 generations and now has the first on farm dairy processing plant in Maryland that home delivers their own milk, yogurt, and ice cream. **

The Sowers family has been farming in Middletown, Maryland for almost 40 years and in all that time their philosophy has never changed - producing and delivering products that you can put on your table and feel good about. Fresh. Produced responsibly. Wholesome and nutritious.

Randy and Karen Sowers started farming in 1981. They rented the land and took out a loan to buy 100 cows. By 1987, they had purchased the home farm of 100 acres. By 2001, they had their own on farm-dairy processing plant, the first in Maryland. Today, three generations of the Sowers family (Randy and Karen's kids, Abby and Ben, and their spouses and children) owns and operates 2,200 acres, with 550 milking cows, over 100 beef cattle, and 16,000 laying chickens.

The Sowers have grown their little family farm, which employees over 75 people, into a centerpiece where people can gather and experience how an authentic, functioning farm really works. They host events like carnivals and tours of the farm, and rent out their space for community events. "South Mountain Creamery being part of the community, I call it 'Grass Roots'", Ben explains. "We want to show how we care about our animals, what we do it for and that's why we open ourselves up. We want to show the good and the bad."

They bottle their own milk, they make their own butter, yogurt, and ice cream and deliver farm fresh ingredients right to your front door, just like the milkmen used to do in the olden days. They also supply their farm fresh ingredients to local restaurants, bakeries, butchers, shops, and retail outlets.

The family is happy to be stewards of the land and are proud of being one of the top charitable donation organizations in the area. "We love to get people to come. We get 30,000 people a year here and we get to teach each and every one of them what agriculture is all about." Giving back to their community is one of the most important things they do.

Watch how South Mountain Creamery started from a small 2 person farm and grew over the years through hard work and family dedication, into a large prosperous family run business that the surrounding community knows and loves.

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Girl Scouts Also Build Basketball Courts!

** OGTV's second KIDSBIZ playlist video of the week is about a group of Girl Scouts that does more than just sell cookies - they build basketball courts! **

Girl Scouts are on a mission to make the world a better place. 16-year-old, Claire Dundee's latest effort has done just that. In search of a project to complete for her final and highest honor as a Girl Scout, the Girl Scout Gold Award, Claire wanted to do something that really made an impact on lives.

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How To Make A Delicious Glass Of Iced Tea - Tea Time With Cindi Bigelow

** OGTV recognizes National Iced Tea Day with a "how to" story from Cindi Bigelow, the head of a family business that knows a lot about making great tasting tea. **

Whether you make Fresh Brewed Iced Tea by the pitcher or by the glass, there's no better way to cool off than with your favorite Tea on ice! Fresh brewed iced tea is a great alternative to sugary soft drinks all year long. It's a snap to make and economical too!

Join Cindi Bigelow as she shares her home and her tips on how you can have fun creating your own combination of iced tea flavors.

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