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Morgantown Apartment Living: October 2018

Welcome to this month's edition of Morgantown Apartment Living, brought to you by The Lofts, our apartments for rent in Morgantown, West Virginia. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Popcorn Month, topics surrounding upcoming holidays like National Golf Day and Frankenstein Friday, as well as books you may want to read and upcoming movie releases. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.


October Celebrations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink breast cancer ribbon with Breast Cancer awareness month text

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so join in the battle against breast cancer! We recommend visiting the official website of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They even have a page all about ways that you can help in the battle against breast cancer. Discover a way that you can use your individual talents to make a difference in this movement.


National Popcorn Month


Popcorn is the perfect treat anytime! In celebration of National Popcorn Popping Month, we’ve got some corny facts to share with you from a website filled with random facts.

  • Popcorn is a healthy snack for diabetics Both the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association say that popcorn can be exchanged for bread for people on weight control diets.

  • The world’s largest popcorn ball was 12 feet in diameter and weighed 5,000 pounds. It required 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup, and 400 gallons of water.

  • Americans eat more popcorn than any other country. Most of the popcorn eaten around the world is grown in the United States.

Upcoming Holidays

National Golf Day - October 4th

Golf club and a golf ball on a tee

Take time out one weekend this month to hit the greens at a Morgantown golf course in honor of National Golf Day. If you are a newcomer to the game, The Nike Golf Club is an awesome resource for any rookie golfer. Their website features tips from professional golfers like Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Rodgers, and Scott Pinckney. They also offer links so you can shop the pros’ gear.


Frankenstein Friday - October 26th

Stamp of Frankenstein's Monster

Not only is Frankenstein’s monster featured on a postage stamp, he has his own day — that’s right every October 26th is Frankenstein Friday. Make the most of it by watching a movie inspired by Mary Shelley’s book story which was the result of a writing challenge issued during a Swiss vacation Mary took with companions Percy Shelley (her future husband), Lord Byron, and John Polidori. Nearly two-hundred years later the legend lives on through dozens of book, television, movie, and stage adaptations.




Movie Suggestions


Director Ruben Fleischer brings his skills to the table in this movie starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, & Woody Harrelson. Protagonist “Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego ‘Venom’ to save his life.” Opens nationwide October 5th.

First Man

Head to the theater October 12th to catch opening night for this movie. It’s “a look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.”

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

“Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine's 400-million-selling series of books.“  Writer Rob Lieber is back with another adventure for the Goosebumps crew. Directed by Ari Sandel this is a comedy suitable for the whole family. In theaters on October 12th.


Book Suggestions

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

“Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.”

The Outsider by Stephen King

“An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.”