Bank Gloucester “I Am More Project

BankGloucester “I Am More” Reception

During the months of November and December BankGloucester is hosting eight portraits from the original I Am More series. The colored pencil and pastel portraits by Amy Kerr are accompanied by essays by the subjects about how they are more than their mental illness or life situation.

There will be a reception this Saturday November 16th from 11am – 1pm at 160 Main Street in Gloucester if you would like to meet the artist and some of the local subjects.

This is the last scheduled I Am More event for Cape Ann, so a huge thank you to Ocean Alliance, the City of Gloucester, Action Inc., The Open Door, Gloucester Stage Company, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Saltwater Massage Studio, Backyard Growers, Maritime Gloucester, Willow Rest, Treetop Yoga, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Magnolia Library, The Common Crow, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Gloucester High School, Rockport Police Department, Seniorcare Inc., and the Sawyer Free Library for providing a space for discussion and healing. The portraits will continue to travel to locations around Massachusetts and New England.

Bank Gloucester hosts the 2018 Tree of Lights



Bank President Patrick Thorpe and staff host the 2018 Care Dimensions  Tree of Lights, also remember a friend and colleague Avis  Beaulieu.

So many more attend the annual Care Dimensions Tree of Lights to remember their loved ones.

BankGloucester 2018 annual $20,000 give away: your VOTE will determine the winners!

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“If you could post this to Good Morning Gloucester that would be greatly appreciated!”

BankGloucester  will be giving away $20,000 through it’s “Banking for the Community” Program. This is the 11th year the bank has run this program through which they have donated a total of $170,000 to community organizations on Cape Ann. 

The Bank will donate a total of $20,000 to 19 organizations. Recipients will be determined by the highest number of votes cast. We are asking the community to vote for the recipients. 

Voting takes place from May 1 to May 31, 2018


Hello Friends of Backyard Growers,

Backyard Growers is on BankGloucester’s voting ballot for the first time for a chance to win up to $5,000!

Please help us rake in the votes!

Voting is from 5/1-5/31. You just need to vote once. And please share this opportunity with your networks!


Many thanks,



With tremendous thanks to Heidi Dallin, creator, producer, and director of the fabulous “Holiday Delights.” Every year “Holiday Delights” charms the community with the talented cast of actors from Heidi’s Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop. Thank you to Lisa Smith for sharing the video with the community. Special shout out given by Heidi to the show’s sponsors: Cape Ann Savings Bank, Bank Gloucester, New England BioLabs, David Robinson, Daniel Lee, and Anonymous donors. 

Care Dimensions Tree of Lights Ceremony at Bank Gloucester

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Care Dimensions Tree of Lights Ceremony

Welcome –   Patrick Thorpe, President Bank Gloucester

Diane Stringer, President Care Dimensions

Invocation – The Reverend  Rona Tyndall, Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Care Dimensions

Candle and Tree Lighting – Soloist  Carl Wrubel 

Reception – harpist  Lily Press


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My friend Marilyn Swift’s reception is this coming Saturday the 19th from 11am to 1pm. If you can’t make it to the reception, her paintings will be on display through May13th. Exquisite paintings Marilyn!

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Unveiling of Ken Knowles’ “Schooner Race”

Pictures from last nights’ reception at Bank Gloucester for the unveiling of renowned artist Ken Knowles painting “Schooner Race” commissioned by Bank Gloucester. A smaller version of the painting was auctioned off by auctioneer Senator Tarr (clearly his second calling!) with proceeds donated to Wellspring.


Cape Ann Hospice Tree of Lights at Gloucester Bank

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Patrick Thorpe, President of Bank Gloucester, with Diane Stringer, President and  Elizabeth Macomber of Hospice.(Care Dimensions)

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Bank Gloucester Hosts Hospice Tree of Lights

IMG_7606Patrick Thorpe President and CEO of Bank Gloucester hosts the Hospice Tree of Light on Dec 9th 2013, many people came to honor memory of loved ones, and support the dedicated work of Hospice .




Father Bullock 5 mile Run 2 Mile Walk Event Saturday October 2, 2010


Hi Joey,

Mark Grenier at BankGloucester told me I should sent you some information to post on your blog about the Father Bullock 5 mile Run 2 mile walk event on Saturday October 2, 2010.  We will be set up at Good Harbor Beach.  All proceeds will be donated to the needy of Cape Ann.  Last year we raised over 3000.00 which was donated to Action Inc., The Open Door, and Saint Vincent de Paul Society our website is .

Thanks in advance for any press you can give to us.


Father Bullock 5 Mile Road Race


2 Mile Walk

Presented by

Saturday, October 2, 2010




Run the beautiful shoreline of Historic Gloucester, MA!


If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to make a donation to the Fr. Bullock 5 Miler Charitable Trust to help needy families on Cape Ann you can send your donations to: 

Bank Gloucester

Attn: Patricia Natti, Fr. Bullock 5 Miler Charitable Trust,

160 Main St., Gloucester, MA  01930.

Donation checks are payable to Fr.Bullock 5 Miler Charitable Trust.

The Father Bullock Charitable Trust is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Docksiders’ Aloha show last push for Hawaii trip – Manny Simoes Photos

photo by Manny Simoes

The student musicians in the Docksiders, Gloucester High School’s stage band, made their last big fund-raising push for their trip to Hawaii.

The trip to Hawaii, April 16 to 23, is not the first trip the group has taken. In the nine years the band has been together, it is given concerts throughout the Cape Ann area, and tries to take a trip every two years. The Docksiders have traveled as far as California to play at Disney Land and to Florida, where the group twice played at Walt Disney World.

It was the Docksiders’ trip to Walt Disney World two years ago that led to this excursion for the band. See Times article here.

BankGloucester President Patrick Thorpe - Photo by Manny Simoes

Marilyn Swift at Bank Gloucester through January 9, 2019

From Rocky Neck News-

Boats at Cripple Cove by Marilyn Swift
Boats at Cripple Cove, watercolor by Marilyn Swift

See Marilyn Swift’s recent watercolor paintings of Cape Ann at Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street. Exhibition continues until January 9, 2010.