Greg and Gold Star Mom Anita Coullard Dziedzic present a $2000 check to Cape Ann Veterans Services- honoring her son Sgt David J Coullard by helping returning veterans

Anita sharing a photo of her son with Adam Curcuru, Director Cape Ann Veterans Services

Anita’s son David served in the Marine Corps and was killed in action on August 1, 2005. She and her husband, Greg,  help returning veterans. They spoke about her son and some of the projects they’ve supported. Good Morning Gloucester readers may remember Anita’s joy in finding a Paul Frontiero “Art, Rocks!”, and donating a flag to the Boulevard. Anita’s mom was born in Gloucester in 1917; her Uncle was dear friends with Pauline Bresnahan’s father.

Adam Curcuru and the veterans office volunteers discussed projects that the Cape Ann Veterans Services is involved with. Stories were shared and a few tears. It was all very inspiring. We passed around a copy of the children’s book that is going to all the elementary school classes for Veterans Day.  We spent time admiring the Welcome Home to Cape Ann Veterans Gift Packages, a program “designed to show Cape Ann’s appreciation for our returning veterans and let them know that Cape Ann supports them in this process of transitioning out of the military and back into our community.”


With or without the Gloucester family connections, I believe that Anita and Greg are so impressed by the Cape Ann Veterans Services that they would be delighted to work together anyhow. Learn more about David, and Anita and Greg’s projects Mutts Mending Military  is another organization they’ve supported. How nice that Cape Ann Veterans Services is included.

I learned that the 2016 Welcome Home to Cape Ann Veterans we left the light on for you Gift Packages were made possible by the Cape Ann Veterans Services, Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892, and the Manchester Athletic Club, and that they are made extra homey special because they are stuffed with support information and gift certificates from so many local donors, businesses and organizations:

A Shade Down

Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing

Azorean Restaurant

Blue Marlin Grille

Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop

Cape Ann Lanes

Cape Ann Veterans Services

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Randy Korpi Carpenter

Celia’s Flower Studio

Destino’s Subs & Catering

Dunkin Donuts

Elks Lodge #892, Gloucester 

Extreme Truck and Auto Repair


Gloucester High School

Gloucester High School art department

Gloucester House

Gold Coast Realty  (North Shore’s)

Goodwin Party Shop

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Jeff’s Variety & Deli

La Casa DeLuis

Linsky’s Service Station

Magnolia 525 Tavern

Manchester Athletic Club

David and Jeana JMB Narkowitz


Orlando & Associates

Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester

Pauline’s Gifts

Gary Porter

Dr. Dana Powers Manchester

Dr. Michael Powers Gloucester

Tim and Lori Sandborn


Stone’s Pub & Eatery

Styles on Main Salon & Spa

Sunbanque Tanning

Virgilio’s Bakery

Nancy and Joe Virgilio

Dr. Robert Viventi

Yankee Fleet


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Brunch at the 525 is back

SUNDAY BRUNCH is back! You asked, we listened! EVERY SUNDAY 10am to 3pm

12 Lexington Avenue
Magnolia Gloucester, MA 01930

All your favorites…..Omelets, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Mimosa, Parfait, Bacon Bloody Marys, Monte Cristos, Fried Dough, Burgers & more!

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Magnolia’s 525 Tavern

On Wednesday was invited to take some photos of the summer menu at the 525. Most important I was able to sample the food. The food was amazing. Wish to thank the chefs and especially Catherine Hull for the opportunity to sample their incredible food.
For more information on the 525 please go directly to their website and their menu, hours and address. If you have a chance to yourself a favor and have a wonderful dinner and drinks at the 525.

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525 Restaurant and Tavern

Who’s being featured on the Phantom Gourmet this Saturday January 23rd at 11am on TV38? The 525 Tavern located at 12 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA.

To mark the occasion, we are giving away a $100 Gift Card.
To win, simply LIKE our page and SHARE this post on Magnolia 525 Tavern Facebook.

October 21, 2015 Shrimp & Mussels Fra Diavolo

April 29, 2015 015 525 keeps improving

Magnolia 525

New and exciting things are always happening at 525 Tavern on Lexington Avenue. Catherine Hull, GM of The Loiacano Companies, sent me the new spring/summer menu and invited me to try some of the meals before the restaurant opened on Thursday. The food was so good, the type of food you want to lick the plate clean. Below are some photos of the great food in this jewel of a restaurant in Magnolia. Remember to make some time and dine at this restaurant. It made my whole week. The restaurant also uses recyclable and reusable take out and left over containers.

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April 30, 2015 outdoor dining


Press Release
Magnolia 525 Tavern Introduces Fresh New Spring/Summer Menu
Gloucester, MA (May 1, 2015) – The 525 Tavern invites you to taste some fresh new additions to our Spring/Summer Menu. We kept your favorite authentic recipes and added some light and delicious new treats. Known for great music, great food & great friends … the 525 is your local tavern for made-from-scratch cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere. Everything from sauces to entrees, hand cut fries to hand dipped onion rings are all house made in in our 525 kitchen. And almost every single item on our menu can be gluten free. The new dinner menu now features a favorite pick of the neighborhood – the Seared Ginger Soy Salmon. The fresh caught salmon is seared to perfection with ginger and soy and accompanied with baby bok choy, sweet chili stir fry and our own udon noodles … an absolute must try.
Bruschetta was suggested by the 525 locals, so we baked a delicious loaf of focaccia, lightly grilled and topped it with tomatoes, capers and fresh mozzarella to create a light and healthy summer treat!

The bar menu now boasts a new selection of award winning wines and summer-time draught and bottled beers – all tasted and approved by our guests. New martinis and craft cocktails
highlight the history of infamous Magnolia from “The Hammond’s Hammer” to the “Oceanside Hotel.” The wide variety of new cocktails feature freshly muddled mint, strawberries, blueberries, lime, lemon and everything good about summer.
The new menu items, new cocktails and brunch specialties are available now at the 525 Tavern, located on Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. For more information please contact Magnolia 525
Tavern at 978.525.3230, or email
Take Out and Delivery are available.

Opened in 2014, Magnolia 525 Tavern brings passion for the freshest authentic food available in Magnolia. The 525 Tavern offers a wide variety of entrees including chicken, steak, pastas and burgers. Known for great music and a welcoming atmosphere, it is a favorite meeting place for locals. The 525 Tavern will have an expanded outdoor dining area that provides the perfect  space for casually sophisticated dining occasions, social gatherings and private dining events.

525 Tavern  serves Sunday Brunch starting at 10:00 and they also have take out and Delivery.
Logo Bruschetta Can not go wrong with these foods
Comfy Booths Margherita Pizza Mouth Watering
Seared Ginger Soy Salmon Steak with Mushroom and demi glaze Strawberry Cove Salad