Things To Do- Banana Glam O Rama Fashion Show Fundraiser

“Banana Glam O Rama” Fashion Show Fundraiser to Support the Restoration of Gloucester City Hall

The Gloucester City Hall Restoration Committee is holding a fundraiser to benefit the continuing work on Gloucester’s most important historic building. A “Banana Glam O Rama Fashion Show” will be held Saturday November 14 and Sunday November 15 in City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium.  Saturday night’s celebration is a creative black tie Gala with a Champagne and Dessert Bar.  The festivities begin at 7:30 and tickets cost $50.  Sunday offers an afternoon show with non-alcoholic refreshments.  The show starts at 4PM and costs $25.
Tickets are available at the following Main Street locations:  Bananas, The Bookstore and Alexandra’s Bread or call Kathy Slifer at 978.282.1639 or e-mail

It’s Gonna Be a Battle Royale!!!!!

Five half pound burgers and a side of your choice.  Larry, Kevin, Paul Morrison, Ed Collard.  Is there a man in the bunch that can take down the Rogue Burger?  We will find out tomorrow morning, Passports at 10AM!  Be There!!!!!  I took down The Rogue Burger T Shirt hangs in the balance.

Hammond hosts ‘Castle of the Damned’

Around the Cape- Gloucester Daily Times
Gail McCarthy

New England’s most terrifying Halloween event is back for its 11th year. For two “fear-filled” weekends “Castle of the Damned” will take place at Hammond Castle.

The castle once again serves as the “atmospheric backdrop” for a unique Halloween attraction in New England. Guests take a guided tour through the historic castle and its grounds, and bear witness to nightmarish displays inspired by the works of author H.P. Lovecraft, Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, and Pastimes’ own Dean Calusdian, director of the independent horror film “Tortured Hearts.”

David and Paul Stickney of Pastimes Entertainment designed this year’s castle, which eschews typical haunted house fare for bizarre images to haunt those who brave to enter. “There are no people in sheets jumping out and yelling ‘Boo!’ ” Dean said. “We want people to be afraid to go to sleep for the rest of their lives.”

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Who’s Coming To The GMG Man Vs Food Challenge Saturday Morning?

I hope to see a good amount of GMG fans tomorrow morning at Passports for the GMG Passports Man Vs Food Rouge Burger Challenge.

We will be kicking things off at 10:00AM sharp.  I’ll be sure to have Free Homie Stickers and we will be doing a live taping.  Come on down and be a part of the action!

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GMG Power Rankings #10

She might be a little nuts, but you can’t deny how devoted our number 10 ranked GMGer is.

No one puts the energy and effort into the comment section as Elaine Marie Sabotka AKA Lobster Lady.

Every day she shows up and contributes and if anyone knows me, they know I love the people that always check in.

She also submits photos from time to time and stops down the dock when she’s in town.


Saturday, October 24: Memorial Service for Ann Fisk

Art Colony member and past Bryan Gallery Director, Ann Fisk, died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 8th. Ann was a remarkable woman in many ways. Her enthusiasm and zest for life, art and her community left a very positive influence on all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Rockport, where she was a lifelong parishioner, on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow at the Rockport Community House.

Sunday, October 25, 10 am: RN Gallery Brunch Meeting

On Sunday, October 24, the Rocky Neck Gallery members will meet for the last meeting of the year at 10 am at the Pleasant Street Tea Company, 7 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. All gallery members are encouraged to attend.

Sunday, Oct 25, 2 pm: Collage Group Meeting

The Rocky Neck Collage Group will meet at 2 pm on Sunday, October 24 at the home of Robin Colodzin. The meeting will be a hands-on collage session. Please bring:

  • scissors
  • a surface to use for your collage (e.g. mat board, canvas, etc.)
  • materials to share (magazines, other paper sources, etc.)
  • medium, or modge podge, or whatever you use as glue (optional)
  • a cheap brush, for gluing things together

Robin’s address is 8B Clark Avenue in Rockport, not far from downtown, on the south side of town. MapQuest Directions.

Heading downtown on Broadway, take a right when you reach the end (instead of heading out onto T-wharf), then the second left on Norwood. At the first stop-sign, take a right.Robin is the second house on the right, a brown shingled house, with blue trim. Please come up the stairs on the right side of the house to the second floor. 978 546 2169. RSVP Robin.

SUN, October 25, 2-4 pm: Elizabeth Harty Solo Show, Rockport Art Assoc.

Lavender Flowers, monoprint by Elizabeth Harty

Art Colony member, Elizabeth Harty has a solo show at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street, Rockport, from October 25th until November 6th. The Opening Reception is Sunday, October 25 from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome.

Marilyn Swift at Bank Gloucester until January 9th

Marilyn Swift’s paintings are on exhibit at the new Bank Gloucester building on Main Street. Show runs until January 9th. Below is a detail of Marilyn’s watercolor “Boats at Cripple Cove”.

Opening on November 14, 2009 at the Cape Ann Museum

Gordon Goetemann, Silence, 2008-2009, from A Narrative of Live and Glory: Mahler’s 2nd Symphony.

A Narrative of Life and Glory: Mahler’s 2nd Symphony Paintings by Gordon Goetemann
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.