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Thought of you when I saw this.. held it until Halloween..
October flowers: On a recent October Day, I rode into the Calvary Cemetery to find a spot to have lunch.. Tried to find a place somewhat away from people visiting grave markers. As soon as I sat down, a man pulled up in a pick-up truck to water the grave of his brother (?) who had died in January. I commented that it was nice to see the flowers growing. To give him a quiet moment, I focused on the graves immediately in front of me and noticed that the grave stones were shaped like hearts or were topped with angel statues. When the man drove away, I went down and observed that those hearts and angels marked the graves of 30+ children who had died ~ prior to WW II (1940’s). Some had just lived weeks, other a few years.. Despite the short duration of their lives and the long passage of time, there were many that still had fresh flowers.. One was even decorated for Halloween.. I thought how part of grieving reflects back on the living, the need to remember is also to remember parts of ourselves that has been lost.. and that Halloween helps our children face the darkness of death so they can better learn to live..
Have a great Halloween all.. and remember it takes 1 minutes to burn of each M&M.. so go easy on the candy!!
Mass in Motion – Cape Ann
Gloucester MA 01930
Are looking for something to do with the kids/grandkids this weekend? Try this Last Minute Halloween Craft. It’s fun for all ages!
1 14 inch metal wreath form with 4 dividing sections
8 large black trash bags
1/4 Yellow plastic table cloth
1/4 Orange plastic table cloth
1 Festive bow
1 -3 sequence embellishments
1 twelve inch length thin craft wire
1 Cut trash bag in half length wise; place one half ontop of other; fold in half again; cut; fold in half again and cut, fold and cut one last time making eight 15×17 pieces; repeat with remaining 7 bags (64 pieces)
2 Cut each plastic table cloth section into five 15×17 inch pieces( 5 of each color)
3 Tie 8 black pieces in a single knot, one at a time, to the inside ring; repeat this step, until all 4 inside sections are completed
4 Tie 8 black pieces to each outside ring section
3 Tie orange and yellow pieces evenly spaced around wreath; fluff and open all pieces
4 Using craft wire secure festive bow, and sequence embellishments
Last night we celebrated Joey’s Birthday and look who stopped by…
Happy Halloween Lets Go Red Sox!
From our friend Patty at Premier Imprints.
We have 24 shops participating in the Main Street Trick or Treat. See you down on Main Street. Make sure you dress up.
Harbor Cove Dental
Cape Ann Olive Oil
Toodeloos! and Island Art
Main St. Arts & Antiques
Blue River Diamond
Pumpkin Caramel Halloween Bark
It’s no secret to my friends and family that Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. As soon as my twins were old enough to sit up in their highchairs I had them cooking and crafting for Halloween. Each year our activities grew grander and our creativity in the kitchen did too! A few years ago I combined two of our all time favorite recipes, Pumpkin Caramel and Chocolate Cookie Bark together and confected this almost to pretty to eat Halloween treat! I promise you won’t be disappointed and either will the Ghosts and Goblins in your life!
Pick #1 33rd Annual Essex ClamFest
Because it is New England, you can go from candy apple eating and cider drinking at the Rockport HarvestFest…right to ClamFest the very next weekend. Life is good.
Check out the link below for all of the important information
The highlight of the day is the Chowder Competition among area restaurants- the prize? Bragging rights for the year!
Entrants’ chowder is judged by a panel of locals and professional Judges, as well as a Popular vote by the people sampling the chowders.
Supplementing the Chowder event, is a variety of vendors – food, local arts and crafts people , all day entertainment, children’s activities , non-profits fundraising and information and Police and Fire Department Safety activities. The local Board of Health also runs a flu shop clinic on the grounds.
Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
At sundown this Halloween season, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween. Glowing luminaries and carved jack o’lanterns will light our way. Learn firsthand about the creatures of the night on this fun family-friendly walk.
Tide of Planktonstein at Maritime Gloucester
Explore a Local Corn Maze
Both Connors Farm in Danvers and Marini Farm in Ipswich are home to some pretty cool corn mazes that are fun for groups of friends or families during the fall months. Both locations, likewise, have many other fun activities too!
As always for a much more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.
Cat Ryan submits-
Main Street’s best-dressed list:
Fred Bodin’s masterclass in pirate chic layering, shopping super local over time from his longstanding retail neighbor, Bananas.
Yesterday, as I was doing some framing in the gallery, I saw a great picture across the street. I went outside with my rollator and yelled: “Hey skeleton dog!” Jen Greeke of Gloucester and her dog Mona crossed the street and we took a photo. Jen has started her own fashion design company: harpyfashion.com. Sometimes it only takes one look, and I know there’s a good photo to be captured.
Halloween morning I dressed in jeans, a heavy long sleeve shirt with black and white stripes, a watch jacket, and outrageous pirate hat. All of these items came from Bananas, a vintage clothing store on Main Street. Captain Fred’s first adventure of the day was a medical appointment at Addison gilbert Hospital. As I got off the bus, I almost chickened out with the hat, but decided to just suck it in and go for it.
I got a lot of attention walking through the lobby, down the hall, and in the elevator. Everyone who passed by smiled, and most said “Happy Halloween” or “Trick or Treat.” Once on the fourth floor, oncology, I was greeted by a witch, and signed in by a Thing with blue hair. I had found kindred spirits on my favorite floor. Of course, we had to take a photo. Nurse Kristen is the witch on my right, and Myriah, of departmental administration, is the Thing on my left. Whether Witch or Thing, they are great people providing exceptional care to me and all of their patients.
Zombie Blowout and Costume Contest Halloween night @ The Rhumb Line with Just Like Newman ~ Friday at 8:30pm – 12:30am
Help out while having fun. In light of this weeks terrible fire in Magnolia, Just Like Newman would like to ask friends to come to the Halloween party this Friday night with a couple of extra dollars or perhaps a gift card to Marshalls, Market Basket, CVS or another local business that we can donate to the victims of the fire. We’ll put out a bucket to collect everything and 100% will go directly to the victims… Don’t forget to wear your costume!
This colossal arachnid is the world’s largest spider. Not only is its venom poisonous, when aggravated, Theraphosa blondi rubs its back with its feet to release a shower of barbed particles, which will cause extreme irritation and itching.
Well, it ain’t no Rolling Rally Parade, but I’ll take it.
On exactly October 30th, 2004 and October 30th, 2007 I was inside Fenway Park boarding a Duck Boat with the Red Sox ownership to ride in the Rolling Rally World Series Parades. Two of my craziest days ever.
So, while that won’t be happening this October 30th….at least something fun will be!
The Red Sox have been finding more and more ways to keep Fenway Park fan friendly and to open its gates in lots of new and exciting ways. Picnics in the Park, chances to run the bases, Frozen Fenway, ice skating open to the public, the Monster Sled sledding course, concerts…and much, much more!
This year they are also hosting Trick or Treating on the warming track and a viewing of Ghost Busters on the big screen. All for free! While you don’t have to buy tickets….you do need to reserve them.
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought this would be fun.
I’d be out of this coffee shop so fast…I don’t care if I paid with a $100. You can keep the change…just let me go!
Katherine von Zweck submits-
Good Morning Joey,
Read your blog every morning…
Look who dressed as the Gorton’s Fisherman for Halloween this year!
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