Banking for the Community

Voting in the Annual Banking for the Community Program will end on Thursday, September 30th at 5 pm and were hoping you’d be able to help us with one last push to encourage the community to vote for their favorite local charities.

Would you be able to share one of our posts on Facebook?

Here is the direct link where the public may vote:

Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

This year we are very excited to be back live and in person at the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Annisquam, MA, with the 37th Annual Annisquam Arts & Craft Show.With over 25 vendors- seven of them new to the show, and another eight Fine Artists juried in, we expect this to be the best show yet!
Artists and Crafters from across Cape Ann and beyond will be showing their wares in Annisquam on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021, 10am to 5pm both days.
On Friday night before the show, the Village Hall will be the venue for the Show’s Opening Gala.Sponsors will be invited to join the artisans for an evening of mingling and early shopping, with wine, appetizers and an opportunity to bid on four lots in a Live Auction.Bruce Tarr will be our Celebrity Auctioneer and will use his skills to put up for bid a painted oar by beloved artist/fisherman Sam Nigro, an oil on canvas painting by local artist David Arsenault, an Andean Design hat, handmade of Peruvian wool and a Dinner for Eight- at your home, with a menu decided on by you and the chef, presented by local culinary artist- Tom Moriarty.To become a sponsor visit our website at:
All artisans and volunteers are fully vaccinated.  Everyone–vaccinated and unvaccinated–must wear a mask while inside the Village Hall for the Show.
 For more information please visit our website or email:

Cape Ann Plein Air

Reserve your tickets AND the night for the Cape Ann Plein Air Gala Awards Ceremony & Premiere Party, Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 5:00pm-10:00pm, at Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA, 7 Gloucester Crossing Road. We look forward to viewing the work of our artists, painted throughout the week!
What a way to top off a great week, as we experience the largest outdoor painting competition in New England!
Cape Ann Plein Air (CAPA) celebrates the region’s unparalleled arts legacy as the birthplace of plein air, and supports its several hundred working artists and cultural organizations. Preeminent artists from around the country will be painting all week, with many demonstrations open to the public.
Follow along here for news and updates!

Visit 525 tonight and support GMG Jim and His O’Maley Field hockey team

Help support GMG Jim, in his other role as “Coach D,” and his O’Maley girls Field Hockey team by hitting 525 tonight. Part of your dining proceeds, between the hours of 5:00 – close, will go back to the organization. You can also purchase chances to win this awesome scratch ticket basket! If you can’t make it there this evening you can also Venmo Josie Martell at Josie-Martell-1 Tickets are $5 each.

Here is a link to make reservations at 525:

Put The Boat House Grille In Your Rotation

We had a fantastic dinner at the Boat House Grille in Essex this week. My sister and FOB Paula is visiting and we took a ride in that direction and decided to have dinner at the Boat House. It was outstanding. Alyssa was our server and she was patient with our indecisions over our choices…..there were several tempting options. I had French Onion soup, which is TOPS! It’s the best around…..beefy and flavorful. Maple bacon wrapped scallops accompanied my soup and they were nicely done as well. Jim had a burger and Paula the fish and chips special–also good choices. It was on the early side but diners arrived at a steady pace. The atmosphere is cheerful and relaxing. Consider adding it to your rotation!