Artist Reception tomorrow at BankGloucester! Colors of Sky and Sea new plein air small works by Leigh Slingluff

Gloucester, Ma. May 24, 2019

Non-traditional art venues and support from area businesses are mainstays in Gloucester and on Cape Ann. Make sure to catch the LEIGH SLINGLUFF solo show,  Colors of Sky and Sea new plein air small works, at BankGloucester, 160 Main Street, through July 5th, 2019. How nice to see some sales ahead of the opening from this beautiful series! Meet the artist from 11-1pm on Saturday May 25.


Congratulations O’Maley 8th grade students aka future GHS class of 2022! Thank you Principal Lucey!

Thanks to all involved in today’s lovely and meaningful graduation ceremonies. Mayor Romeo Theken shook hands with each and every student; I have not seen that with a middle school before. President of BankGloucester, Patrick Thorpe, helped with the presentation of certificates. The student speakers and the O’Maley chorus were awesome. Allison Cousins played a pivotal role in the lives of these 8th grade students through all three middle school years. Now she’ll begin again with the incoming 6th grade class. Thanks to all the 6th, 7th and 8th grade O’Maley educators! Double congratulations to Principal Debra Lucey who is retiring and to her family who welcomed a new baby grandson just before the event.

Red,White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop artisan fair Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 to benefit Cape Ann Veterans

charming little dresses including Boston sports team

Red, White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop and benefit

Local vendors showcased a variety of wares –including patriotic items, fine art, original designs,  artisan crafts, and services– and for a good cause: raising awareness for Cape Ann Veterans Services Welcome Home Initiative. This award winning model program  helps local veterans adjust to life back home. The event was hosted by the Elks, The Bridge and Pauline’s Gifts. Partipating vendors included  

  • Haley Allision, Bare Cheek Beauty
  • Ariana Barron, Lampshades & stickers
  • Kate Bresnahan, graphic illustrations
  • Pauline Bresnahan, Pauline’s Gifts
  • Joie Busby, Joie Art
  • Johanne Cassia – Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery
  • Vionette Vee Chipperini, Victory by Design, flowers, bags, t-shirts
  • Nicole Dahlmer, Nicole M. Dahlmer Photography
  • Kathy Guardino Fernandes, photography
  • Dave Fernandes, photography
  • Meghan Frontiero, Style Street Boutique
  • Lisa Bella-harvey, Bella & Harvey sweets
  • Nicole Johnson, custom handbags
  • Lara Snackzilla Jardullo, hair pieces and headbands
  • Bethany Hurst, Bethany Hurst Photography and whale drawings for t-shirts
  • Brooke MacComisky Sanidas, Avon Rising Stars
  • Jodie Malatzky – Tupperware US & Canada
  • Jayne Morse, Gloucester Mass. Elks Lodge #892
  • Phil Peterson, License Plate & American Flag art
  • Karen Pischke, GloucesterTEASE
  • Fran Simon, Simply Simon Soap & Skin Care
  • Melissa Tarr, Design of Mine
  • Kathryn Roberts Wall, BankGloucester


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

Distracted driving – another good reason to bank locally

Paula Novo – Customer Service Supervisor
with my retrieved ATM card @ BankGloucester

Last night after a long day of trying to get some code to work followed by a couple of meetings, I stop by the BankGloucester drive up ATM on Main St. to make a deposit.  I’m on the phone.  The radio’s on.  I grab a deposit envelope, rummage through my pockets to find my glasses, flick on the ceiling light, glance at the amount, stuff the check and deposit slip into the envelope, lift up my butt so I can get my wallet out of my pants, find my ATM card, stick it in the slot, type in my PIN and I’m ready to make the deposit.

OK, that’s done.  Off I go.  Oops.  At the Liquor Locker, I notice my ATM card isn’t in my wallet.  So I race back to the ATM and the friendly little light is flashing above the card slot waiting for my card.

The Bank’s already closed, so I call Vickie and she calls the 800 number on the back of her card to report the problem.  Did somebody take my card?  Could anybody guess my pin?  Not that there’s much money to steal,  but it’s the end of the month.  We’ve got bills to pay. Arrrgggg, this I don’t need tonight!

Well, this morning I get a call from Brittany at BankGloucester telling me that they have my card.  We don’t have to cancel it.  All I have to do is come into the bank, ask for customer service and pick it up.  WOW!  When I get there, I ask Paula Novo (pictured above) if they’ve taken the hold off my card so I can use it.  She says yes, but suggests I test it in the ATM just to make sure.  Another very smart move.  It works.

This has got to be the best service I’ve ever gotten from any bank anywhere, period!  My guess is that there are lots of people at BankGloucester who contributed to making my day today.  Somebody thought to have the ATM swallow cards that aren’t retrieved after a transaction.  Then somebody had to check the machine for swallowed cards, look up my number, call me, verify that it was me when I got to the bank, remove the hold, cancel the lost card ticket, etc., etc., etc.  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

I have only one suggestion for BankGloucester.  Instead of just beeping when somebody is about to leave a card in an ATM, why don’t you have the ATM shout, “HEY STUPID” as loud as possible.  I always stop and look around when I hear that . . .

Now, all you people who are going out to hear live music tonight (nine shows all over Cape Ann — see schedule here), remember that it’s just as important not to be distracted when you’re at the bank as it is when you’re driving.  But more importantly, if you’re constantly multitasking and you think you might forget your card some day, bank locally.

BankGloucester giving away $15,000

Hi Joey,

BankGloucester will be giving away a total of $15,000 to 15 community organizations in October. The way the winners are chosen is by votes from the community itself. Voting begins on Monday, August 27th. Most of the organizations are from Gloucester, with a few from the surrounding area. This is the 5th year that BankGloucester has given back to the community in this way. Since your blog is such a part of Gloucester, I am hoping you could help put the word out for people to vote.

BankGloucester will donate a total of $15,000 to 15 community organizations on Cape Ann!


Supporting organizations that are important to the residents of Cape Ann is one of the ways that BankGloucester gives back to the community. Over the past four years BankGloucester has given at total of $60,000 to non-profit and community organizations through their “Banking for the Community” Program.  This year, their 125th anniversary, they will again award a combined $15,000 to fifteen organizations. The funds will be distributed based on the number of votes received. The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. The organization receiving the second most votes will receive $3,000. The organization with the third most votes will receive $1,000. 12 other organizations with the next highest number of votes will each receive $500.

Winners are chosen by the votes cast by community members. Beginning Monday, August 27, 2012 anyone can come into the BankGloucester for a ballot or may complete a ballot online at . Please one entry per person/email address. Voting closes on September 28, 2012. Information about the organizations is available on the bank’s website and in the lobby located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.

The following organizations are included on this year’s ballot: Action, Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann YMCA, Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Gloucester Education Foundation, Healing Abuse/Working for Change (HAWC), Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, Open Door Food Pantry, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Rose Baker Senior Center, Senior Care Inc., The Gloucester Fund, and Wellspring Inc.

Special Herb Pomeroy Tribute @ Fuller on Friday 8pm

Herb Pomeroy’s Big Band ~ To Herb With Love
Friday, May 18 ~ 8:00pm @ Fuller School Auditorium
Sponsored by
gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series
and  BankGloucester

Come see the people who performed with Herb Pomeroy at a special tribute concert to one of Gloucester’s most famous jazz men and one of Berklee’s most legendary faculty members.

The rhythm section (bass and drums) from this video will be there. You should be too. Doors open at 7pm.  Full band includes:

» Phil Wilson – trombone
» Jack Stout – trumpet
» Tom Ferrente – Clarinet & Sax
» Ray Santese – piano
» John Rapuchie- Bass
» Arti Cabal – Drums

Tickets are $20 ($10 for 12 and under) available at Liquor Locker, Gloucester Music or call Dan Leahy at 978-876-1953.

Proceeds benefit the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.  More info on that here.

Don’t forget all the great FREE music tonight.  Click here for the full lineup.