Last minute gifts and Happy Holidays

If you need last minute gifts, please email me at or call or text at 339-234-0776, thank you. There is metal, canvas, beach towels, coasters and a glass print that are still available with free delivery. Thank you again for shopping local.

Another reason to use local contractors

Last week our 17-year dishwasher started to leak, and we had to get a new one.  We went to Doyon’s and as usual they were extremely helpful, their pricing matched the big, boxed stores.  We needed to hire a plumber to do the install and another local contractor recommended Mahoney Heating and Plumbing.  The dishwasher was delivered on time and the Gregory Mahoney came also right on time.  Mahoney Plumbing was efficient and reasonable.


Magnolia Historical Society Shoppe one week before Christmas

Please shop local, please come by between 9 and 1.

There are some great gifts to purchase such as puzzles, beach towels, Magnolia Tee Shirts, Hats, etc.  Hope to see you all there.  Please remember to shop local.


46 Magnolia Avenue

Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

“Magnolia Shoppe” will be open every Saturday from 9-1 at the little red school house.  Come and do some holiday shopping.

With the cold weather approaching

How about a warm blanket with one of my photos on them.  They are warm and cozy, here is example of one of my favorites.

I will be at the Elks Craft Show on Sunday, December 12, 2021 and you can go also see these blankets at Arts Abound at 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.

Thank you again for shopping local.

Small Business Saturday and everyday. Shop Small Shop Local


Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held during the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the United States during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. This Saturday is always the last one in November, so it falls between November 24 and November 30. Wikipedia


Magnolia Community Farmers Market September 19, 2021 Please Shop local

Come on down Sunday September 19, 2021, 2021 on Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA, 10 – 1.  Every week it gets better and better. Hope to see you there. Shop local and thank you.  Also it is going to be a good sunshine of a day.  Hope to see you all on Sunday.  Thank you for shopping local.




Magnolia Village sign

The Bellissimo Family of Hesperus Avenue appreciate how much small businesses drive the economy. In an effort to help direct travelers to the businesses of Magnolia Village, Bill and Jean Bellissimo restored the nostalgic sign that is pictured below with their three boys. This sign stood in this exact location for decades and hopefully will remain for years to come. What a great gesture by a local family showing support for local businesses. With the help of a great team from the City of Gloucester Department of Public Works, the restored sign was put back in place today

Magnolia Community Farmers’ Market

Thank you all who came out of Sunday morning for the  Magnolia Community Farmers Market on Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.   It was well attended and lots of fun.  Hope to see you all Sunday, June 27, 2021.   June 27, 2021 10 -1,  Lexington Avenue will be  alive with fun and great food and gifts.

New item at Arts Abound

The the beauty of the Boulevard decided to make a beach towel with the gorgeous tulips on the Boulevard.

Thank you Sue Wheeler, owner of Arts Abound, 21 C Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA for carrying my towels.  If you need any gift or a hand made treasure for yourself come on down.


Lexington Avenue, magnolia Signage

Members of the Magnolia Business Community,

I would like to inform you that I have been able to coordinate the efforts of the City of Gloucester Department of Public Works and MASSDOT to have two new informational signs put up on Route 127 at the intersections of Hesperus Avenue and Raymond Street that read “MAGNOLIA SHOPS AND DINING”.  In addition, the existing sign in Manchester-by-the-Sea that was turned and covered in brush has also been addressed by MASSDOT.  There is also another sign that will be put up at the Magnolia end of the Hammond Castle Parking lot.  This sign is being repainted by a local sign painter and being done so at the property owner’s expense.  I hope these additions will help guide visitors to your business and help with your success.  The request for assistance came from Ward Councilor Sean Nolan, Mayor Theken, and David Bergeron of Beauport Hearing Care.  Senator Tarr and his staff realize how much small business drives the economy and it was a pleasure for us to be able to help in this situation.  Please do not hesitate to reach out in the future.



Ted Costa

Office of Senator Bruce E. Tarr

Senate Minority Leader

State House, Room 308

Boston, MA 02133

617-722-1600 (Office)

617-722-1310 (Fax)