Pumpkin Carving Contest October 11 For Block Party

David Brooks at Art Haven (180 Main Street ,where Ula Blue used to be, next to Magic Scarf) is planning a Pumpkin Carving Contest.   The Pumpkin Carving Contest will start at 4:00 and end at 9:00.  With an award ceremony at the end of the night.

The Awards ceremony will be held in front of Bubbles on Main St

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Adult Contest
1st. $100
2nd. $75
3rd. $50

Prize for youth Competition Ages 15 and Under

Most Creative monst creative
Best Carved

Prize Full month of Art Classes By Cape Ann Art Haven $60 value

Cost of pumpkin TBA

For more information on the Block party check out Downtown Gloucester

Watch Us On Local Cable Tonight At 7:30PM Chanel 12

The lovely Mrs Vickie Van Ness and I will be guests on Sinikka Nogelo’s program tonight on Local cable channel 12 at 7:30PM.

Please excuse the significant number of pauses and uhms and errs during the telecast.  While speaking with Sinikka this morning I was disappointed to find out that there is no money in the budget for a fluffer to help me relax before the show.  Damn it!

Tune in and leave comments here critiquing my horrible presence on the set.

The Mrs’ iPhone Update

I got out of work at 8:10 last night which left me just enough time to get home  so the Mrs could make her 9:00PM appointment at the The North Shore Shopping Center Apple Store.   When you buy an iPhone they include free lessons on how to use it.  They also activate it for you at the store and transfer your existing cell phone number from whichever previous carrier you had your cell phone service through to ATT (the sole cell phone provider for the iPhone).

I had pretty high expectations for this product but they were surpassed when she got home and woke me up to fiddle around with it.  I was surprised she gave it up to let me play with it to be honest.  I tried out the mapping, the youtube app, the safari browser (which I typed a quick comment to GMG on),the weather app, and the clock application all of which worked flawlessly.

The iPhone incredible intuitive and easy to figure out.  There was never a spot where I got “stuck” and quickly figured out how to make a few configuration changes for her.  Things like setting her weather stations for Hamilton and Gloucester, and world clock settings for Boston instead of the factory setting of Cupertino.

I gotta think this thing will be a huge gift for the upcoming Holiday season.  It’s not just a toy, this thing will be incredibly useful and fun.

Needless to say I’m jealous as hell.

Y’all Ready To Party?

The Downtown Block Party Committee is excited to announce that we are in the final stages of approval for the next Block Party scheduled for
October 11, 2008.
Rain date of October 18, 2008

Mark your Calendar More Details to Follow

Downtown Gloucester Block Party
Saturday Ocotber 11, 2008
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Main Street Gloucester
from Pleasant Street to Washington Street

More than 3000 People Came Out to Enjoy
Our City and Each Other for the First Block Party on 8/16/08.

Some of the Activities we are working on for the October Block Party are:

  • Dine Al Fresco (make reservations now)
  • Kid friendly Al Fresco dining (more details to come)
  • Music by Great Local Musicians
  • Watch Local Dance Performances
  • Learn Dance Steps in the Streets
  • Enjoy Local Art
  • See a spectacular slide shows and media presentations from local photographers
  • Harvest Displays
  • And More

All musicians, performers, and organizers donated their time.

Downtown Block Party Official Website -Put Together by The Van Ness Group