Fundraiser this Wednesday to support O’Maley field hockey atMagnolia 525 Tavern!

We also have a scratch ticket board with over $300 worth of scratch tickets!

Tickets are 3 for $5.00 – Venmo Leah Hoey Francis @Leah-Francis-4

* please include name and number when sending money to Leah

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards sweatshirts and a team banquet. Spread the word and let’s support our girls!

Gloucester Police Department Welcomes Four New Officers

From left, Officers Andrew Marques, Aaron Aiello and Noah Aiello at their graduation from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy. A fourth new officer, Dylan Snell, joins the department from Gordon College Police. (Courtesy Gloucester Police)
Chief Edward G. Conley reports that the Gloucester Police Department welcomed four new officers to the force this week, including two brothers who join a third brother on the department.
Officers Andrew Marques, Aaron Aiello and Noah Aiello graduated on Friday, Oct. 7 from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy, while Officer Dylan Snell was already academy trained and transferred to Gloucester Police from Gordan College Police.
All four officers will undergo six weeks of field training. During this time they will ride alongside experienced Gloucester Police officers as they practice proficiency in skills unique to the Gloucester community and department.

Andrew Marques

Andrew is a lifelong resident of Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School in June 2007. After he graduated from high school, Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Sasebo, Japan working as an airman onboard the USS Denver, taking part in various multi-national operations in the Pacific. In 2011 he was honorably discharged, returned home and worked as a construction maintenance technician at Landmark School in Beverly.

Dylan Snell

Dylan is a lifelong resident of Gloucester and graduated high school as a home-schooler in 2008. He then attended Geneva College, graduating with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Student Ministry in 2012. While attending Geneva, he met his wife, Carolyn, whom he married in 2012. Dylan and Carolyn have two sons, who can often be seen out on the soccer fields with Dylan as their coach. From 2012 to 2016, Dylan worked with his father Dean Snell restoring antique furniture at The Restoration Works. In April of 2016, Dylan transitioned to working in landscaping with Annisquam Landcare, until he gained employment at the Gordon College Police Department in August of 2016. While employed at Gordon College Police, Dylan received training as an EMT, and then was sent to the NECC-Methuen Police Academy in January of 2017, graduating in July of 2017. From July of 2017 through October of 2022, Dylan served as a Special State Police Officer for the Gordon College Police Department. He also served as a Reserve Officer at the Manchester-By-The-Sea Police Department from Spring 2019 through Spring 2022, when he was hired as a Reserve Officer at the Gloucester Police Department.

Aaron Aiello

Aaron is a lifelong resident of Gloucester. He is a graduate of Gloucester High School and has an associate’s degree from North Shore Community College. He is a Navy veteran. While in the Navy he was assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Virginia, and was also briefly assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington for one deployment, starting in San Diego and going around South America stopping in Peru, Chile, and Brazil and ending back in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to joining the Gloucester Police Department, he worked as a commercial lobsterman and fisherman.

Noah Aiello

Noah was born and raised in Gloucester. He is a graduate of Gloucester High School. While in high school, Noah played on the baseball team. Upon graduating high school, Noah attended North Shore Community College and coached a local little league baseball team. Noah also coached a Legends baseball traveling team. After North Shore Community College, Noah worked for his older brother at Aiello Landscaping and Excavating until 2019, when he was appointed a reserve police officer in the Gloucester Police Department and attended the MLETA reserve police academy.

Noah and Aaron are brothers and join their other brother, Alex Aiello, as patrol officers. Their father, Steve Aiello, is a retired Deputy Chief of the Gloucester Fire Department and their mother, Ann Aiello, is a part-time matron for the Department.
“I am excited to welcome four Gloucester natives, who already know our community well, to the department,” said Chief Conley. “These officers are well-trained and well-prepared for the career that is now ahead of them, and they will begin their field training immediately.”
Officer Dylan Snell with a Gloucester Police Department cruiser. (Photo Courtesy Gloucester Police)
The Aiello family, of Gloucester. From left are Drew Aiello, Issac Aiello, Ann Aiello, Officer Aaron Aiello, Officer Noah Aiello, Officer Alex Aiello and Steve Aiello, a retired Gloucester Deputy Fire Chief. (Photo Courtesy the Aiello family via Gloucester Police)

GHS Drama Club is holding their annual Halloween Carnival THIS Saturday from 1-4pm in the GHS Cafeteria

There will be all kinds of games and fun activities for kids. Costumes encouraged but not required. (ALL proceeds go towards 2022/23 show production expenses)

You can pre-purchase carnival game tickets with the QR code below or purchase at the door. We hope to see you there for a wicked good time!


Stay tuned for the upcoming performances from our talented GHS students!

Fall show (November 17, 18 & 19) – Clue! On Stage

Spring Musical ( April 6, 7 & 😎– Anastasia


From our friend at Cape Ann Olive Oil

Hi Donna,

It has been decided to cancel Trick or Treat on Main St. 

There wasn’t enough participation from the businesses.  Some had staffing issues.  I didn’t realize so many stores were closed on Monday.  Some stores will have candy if anyone comes by.





And the rain stopped for them! Senior Night Boys Soccer over danvers in the fog at GHS last night

Congratulations to the boys soccer teams and the GHS senior student athletes: Deston, Geremy, Jacob, Kayky, Peter, Richard, and Yuniel!

Soup and Sushi at Maggie’s Farm

Finn does a workout session with his hockey team at Repertoire Fitness at Danvers Indoor Sports on Mondays. So, last night….after a super long Monday…. I decided to go sit at Maggie’s Farm (one of the Serenitee Group restaurants) rather than sit in my car and wait. I had some delicious soup and sushi while watching some Patriots pregame on the bar TVs.


189 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949

(978) 539-8583

Autumn Walk At Coolidge Reservation

I had not been to Coolidge Reservation in quite a while so I decided to take a walk on a recent pretty fall afternoon. It was refreshing and fulfilling to walk the quiet paths, look at Clark Pond and the leaves and contemplate how fortunate we are to have these properties available to us. Although it is listed as being in Manchester, it’s a quick ride from my Magnolia address to the small parking lot and entrance. It’s a very popular spot so it’s not uncommon to find the parking lot full. I used the Go Trustees app to help with the trail map and I found it spot on. I walked down to Magnolia Beach (the path to the Ocean Lawn is only open on the weekends according to the signage) and back without any issues except be warned there are many many tree roots especially at the beginning of the trail which could trip you up (speaking from experience). Perfect little fall afternoon respite.

Embrace fall with Minglewood Harborside’s new menu


French Onion Soup, Beef & Bean Chili, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Beet Salad, and our Blackened Salmon BLT (pictured below) are just some of the new menu items you can enjoy at Minglewood Harborside now! 

Minglewood Harborside opens at 11:30 AM Friday – Monday,
and 4:00 PM Tuesday – Thursday.  
Minglewood Harborside is located at 25 Rogers Street in Gloucester 

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