Day three of the October nor’easter so rather than post more photos of dreary gray skies and wind and waves, here’s a sunny yellow photo to lift your spirits. The photo was taken during this year’s historic Monarch migration. Loving this weather because it’s providing an opportunity to sort through the multitude of butterfly photos shot in September and October 🙂
Through the last three days of relentless wind and waves, the construction of the Magnolia Pier looks great.
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Get your stuff ready for the Phyllis A Scrap Steel Drive! See you at Fosters of Gloucester on Saturday, November 2nd!
Cadets from the Junior ROTC program at Gloucester High School volunteer for 3 hour shifts at Shaw’s on Eastern Avenue.
Grateful Friends, a program run by volunteers which provides support and unexpected joy to adults living with cancer or going through cancer treatment will hold their Second Annual Spirits and Spirits Costume Ball on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-10 pm at the Rockport Golf Club, 36 County Way, Rockport.
Last year’s Spirits & Spirits Costume Ball was a huge success! The organizers ask that you dress up, and have a scary good time!
Food is being catered by Gourmet Delights and a cash bar will be offered. The evening will include live and silent auctions, dancing, and a photo booth by Entertainment by Scott Sica. Auction items will include a $500 Lottery ticket tree, a Gourmet Delights catered cocktail party for 24 guests, autographed New England Patriots memorabilia, two ski passes to Attitash Mountain with accommodations, a two-night couples getaway at Splash Landing on Coffins Beach, Gloucester, and the ability to name a new sandwich for Virgilio’s menu.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. A $125 VIP experience is also being offered, and sponsorships are still available. Please visit http://www.gratefulfriends.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirits-spirits-costume-ball-to-benefit-grateful-friends-tickets-70396544961
To date, sponsors include Leslie S. Ray Insurance, Gourmet Delights Catering, Simple Title Closing & Escrow, Lauren Alaina, Country Music Artist, Dancing with the Stars contestant, The Sudbay Family Automotive Center and Cape Ann Savings Bank.
In case you weren’t sure, Surfside Subs is still open and serving yummy pizza, subs, ice cream and other treats. Although the pizza is a favorite of mine, I decided to try a sub … a real sacrifice (tee hee ) but I’ll do anything for our readers!
Celebrating the season of dark and windy nights, hobgoblins, and scary creatures, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents two landmark silent movies featuring the Frankenstein monster and accompanied by world-renowned sonic artist and organist Peter Krasinski.
The first movie is a short 1910 Thomas Edison photo-play, the first motion picture version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. This silent movie features sophisticated special effects for its time. Unsuspecting audiences were dazzled when it was released. Now nearly 110 years old, this rarely-seen film continues to amaze audiences with its powerful visuals.
The second is the brilliant 1931 Frankenstein movie that launched Boris Karloff’s career as the famed monster. The film had no musical score, creating the perfect opportunity for improvised accompaniment by a virtuoso on the pipe organ like Peter Krasinski. Karloff’s rendition of…
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