Tag Archives: Halloween
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!
More Photos Here-
Halloween Bash at City Hall Last Night!
The Adventures of Scuba Jack and Kids Unlimited hosted the Halloween Party last night at City Hall.
Hundreds of goblins and ghouls had an amazing time being entertained by the haunting tunes of Leo Francis! Also, Charlie the Balloon Man created amazing balloon sculptures for all who attended! Many prizes and treats were given out all evening!!
The Adventures of Scuba Jack
You still have until 9pm to come down to city hall for tons of safe fun!
Come down and be seen, you have over an hour still! Happy Halloween from Good Morning Gloucester!!!!!!
A little early recon to check out the spooky, creepy, scary haunts awaiting the Tricksters and Treaters! Looks like a night of fright…
It recently happened to me. With peanut butter and jelly on my mind, the craving for it followed. I Googled recipes containing peanut butter & jelly and found hundreds of the same-old-same-old cookies and dessert bars. After refining my search I came across this recipe for PB&J Cookies and went straight to the store for the supplies….the results were outstanding and I now keep the supplies on hand in my pantry at all times. This is a perfect recipe that can be whipped up and on the table in minutes. While enjoying every bite of my PB&J Cookie, I could feel my creative juices start to flow and the Sista Felicia PB&J Caramel Apple was created!
Sista Felicia’s PB&J Caramel Apples
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
12 Gala Apple
12 wooden popsicle sticks
1 fine or medium grit sandpaper
1 lb. peanut butter flavored chocolate wafers
1 lb. purple colored chocolate wafers
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn grape flavored Candy Flavoring (can be found at any craft/candy supple store)
12 PB&J Cookies (see recipe below)
1 Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies; reserve (see recipe below)
2 In 2 1/2 quart sauce pan combine first eight ingredients; stir over medium low heat until sugar dissolves and butter is completely melted
3 Secure one popsicle stick into the stem side of each Apple; gently rub sandpaper along the sides of each Apple removing wax this step will help adhere caramel all to apples
4 Attached candy thermometer to side of pan increase heat to medium-high; use pastry brush and water to remove sugar crystals from the sides of pan to avoid burning
5 Bring mixture to rolling boil until candy thermometer reads 230° soft ball stage stirring constantly
6 Carefully transfer hot, two mixing bowl; Attach candy thermometer to side of bowl; cool caramel to 200°
7 In two separate double boiler pans melt chocolate completely; turn heat off; add grape flavoring to purple chocolate; mix well
8 Line 2 cookie sheets with aluminum foil; lightly coat foil with cooking spray
9 Place 12 PB&J cookies flat side down on one cookie sheet 2 inches apart
10 Dip each Apple in Caramel; in a rolling motion twists Apple until excess caramel drips off and Caramel is evenly distributed around each apple; immediately place on greased aluminum foil lined cookie sheet; rest 5 to 10 minutes until caramel is set
11 Carefully peel each apple from aluminum foil; and smooth caramel on bottom side of each Apple
12 Dip apple into grape flavored purple chocolate turn Turn pink coat bottom Half of apple in warm chocolate; place on greased aluminum foil cookie sheet; cool 5 minutes
13 Dip apple in peanut butter flavored chocolate one quarter of the way up the sides of each Apple; Immediately place Apple onto a PB&J cookie
14 Transfer remaining purple grape flavored chocolate into disposable plastic pastry bag
15 Transfer remaining peanut butter flavored chocolate into disposable plastic pastry bag
16 Make small cut at ends of H disposable pastry bag; drizzle chocolates over sides and tops of each Apple; pipe small dollop of chocolate at top of each Apple; fix one miniature Reesie’s peanut butter cup and one half PB&J cookie on top; cool completely at room temperature
PB & Jelly Cookies
1 white cake mix
½ cup salted butter melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 heaping cup mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cup candies
1 3.25 oz. premium Dark Chocolate Raspberry filled candy bar, broken into pieces (I used Market Basket brand)
Step by Step
Combine cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl, using a large spoon, mix well until creamy batter forms
Add peanut butter cups and raspberry filled candy bar pieces, mix well (candy bar pieces will break up in the mixing process…that’s a good thin
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, place scant balls of chilled cookie batter ½ inch apart on prepared cookie sheet
In preheated 350 degree oven bake 12 minutes; cool 10 minutes before serving
*Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies
Halloween night from 5:30 until the treats are gone. The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street.
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!