Join us for a Seminar on "Successfully Aging In Place" November 2nd at 11:00amSep 28, 2017
November 2nd 11:00 am
BankGloucester Community Room (160 Main Street)
Often a home is an elder’s most valuable possession, financially and emotionally. A home is a huge source of security and comfort with familiar surroundings. Sadly, as a result of rising expenses, limited income and/or declining health, many seniors believe that they must sell their homes to meet their financial obligations. During the housing crisis (2007-2015), between 28-30% of those losing their homes were seniors.
The good news is, there’s a wide array of support available!
Did you know?
H.O.M.E. offers an in-home, face-to-face counseling service to Elders to help prevent home displacement?
There is no cost to qualified elder homeowners!
Find out more at the workshop! Pre-registration is required.
Call or email Kathryn Wall: 978-675-9903 or email@example.com.
Light refreshments will be available.
Paintings by Eileen Patten Oliver & James Oliver on displaySep 19, 2017
September 23 – November 10th 2017
For more than 50 years, Eileen Patten Oliver has been painting in Maine and Massachusetts. She studied with Paul Shea, Peter Nyren and Constantine Sgouras & was chosen to take a class at Mass College of Art while still in high school. Life circumstances prevented her from continuing her formal training, but she continued to learn from other painters and on her own. For several seasons in the early 2000’s, Eileen was the Art Chairperson and managed the art gallery at the West Quoddy Head Light visitor’s Center in Lubec, ME. She also taught Adult Education Painting at the Lubec Consolidated School.
Eileen is an award-winning painter and has participated in many solo and group shows in both Maine and Massachusetts. Her art awards include the Mary Alice Arakelian Memorial Award for work in Oil at the 17th Annual Regional Juried Show at the Newburyport Art Association in Newburyport, MA for her painting “The Schooners”. Her painting “Heading Out” won Best Painting In Show at the 2016 Magnolia Historical Society Art Show in Magnolia, MA, and her painting “Somesville, Maine” took Third Best In Show at the Peabody Art Community Center in 2017. An Artist Member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association & Museum, Eileen is originally from Waltham, MA and lived in Maine from 1998-2010. Currently, she lives and paints in Gloucester, MA.
James Oliver is also an award-winning artist. He specializes in etching, pen & ink and graphite drawings, and assemblage sculpture - incorporating items found along the shores of Cape Ann. A Cape Ann native, at one time he operated an etching studio in the Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester, MA and was co-owner and illustrator for North Shore North newspaper (2001-2003). His graphite drawing, “Floyd the Clam Digger”, is in the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Museum. James created the cover art for the book, “A Walker In the City” for Peter Anastas. He is a Contributing Member of the Rockport Art Association and an Artist Member at the North Shore Arts Association. His awards include the John Manship Memorial Award for excellence in Drawing at the North Shore Arts Association and, at the Rockport Art Association, won the Mary James & Slater Brown Memorial Award.
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Interested in Helping With Hurricane Relief?Sep 8, 2017
Make your donation more effective when you bring it to BankGloucester.
For a limited time, BankGloucester will match the first $1000 in donations received at the bank.
Checks can be made payable to the American Red Cross or the Texas Bankers Foundation.
“both foundations are 501 (c) (3) charitable corporations”
Community Concert August 20, 2017Aug 11, 2017
The Cape Ann Community Band Presents:
“Music for a Summer Evening”
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7pm
Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park, Gloucester
(Rain date Wednesday, August 23, 7pm)
FREE Ice Cream Treats
Courtesy of Bank Gloucester and BG Financial Services Group
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SPECIAL 30 MO CDAug 1, 2017
Take advantage of our RED HOT Summer CD Special.
30 Month CD 2.12% APY
Rate subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
*2.12% (APY) Annual Percentage Yield on 30 Month CD effective 8/1/2017.
Interest rate is 2.10%. Annual percentage yield of 2.12% assumes funds remain deposited until maturity date. A withdrawal of interest will reduce earnings. Minimum investment $500, Maximum investment $250,000. A penalty will be imposed for early withdrawal. For more information, contact a customer service representative.
Paintings by Carole Lioacano on displayJul 15, 2017
July 15th – September 15th 2017
Described as a Romantic Impressionist, Carole is an award-winning, plein air artist who likes to exaggerate the moment, the feelings and the experience of the day by pushing the envelope through color and texture. Carole’s artwork will be on display in the lobby at BankGloucester on Main Street in Gloucester beginning on July 15 and running through September 15th, 2017. Her show at the Bank is being hailed as “A Love Affair with Cape Ann”.
After spending many summers painting on Cape Ann, Carole is fulfilling her dream of living, teaching and painting here, while following the sun to paint in Tarpon Springs, Florida during the winter months. She works in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil, pen & ink and oils and can often be seen painting on site most mornings and evenings all around Cape Ann. Carole states “Cape Ann is my subject in all her glory, sunsets, mists and sunshine. Each day presents a new challenge. I never try to paint the same scene in the same way, instead I try to challenge myself by choosing a different viewpoint, an altered palette, or a different emphasis.”
With a BS in Art Education from Pratt Institute, Carole has taught art classes in the New York and Long Island school districts. Since 1975, she has taught adults and children in her studio in New York. Many of her students are prize winners in art competitions throughout the New York area. Carole’s teachers include: Martin Ahearn, Betty Lou Schlemm, Domenic DiStefano as well as many notable Cape Ann Artists.
This year Carole was awarded “Best of Show” at the Marblehead Art Festival. In addition to numerous awards in art shows, she was commissioned to create a 20 panel acrylic series and a 15 acrylic painting series for the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, New York.
According to Carole “My intent is to be a conduit through my art - to convey to the viewer the essence of the moment by experiencing the feeling and energy of the scene. If I am able to convey the feelings of excitement and joy that I experience while painting the beauty of Cape Ann, then I feel I have succeeded and created a memorable piece of artwork.”
BankGloucester Named #1 Community BankJun 27, 2017
Thank you to each of you who voted for us in this years Reader's Choice Awards. We are honored to receive this award.
10th Annual Banking for the Community Awards $20,000Jun 15, 2017
At a celebratory reception held at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester on June 6, Patrick Thorpe, President and CEO of BankGloucester, announced the winners of the bank’s tenth annual “Banking for the Community” program and presented them with their checks.
With nearly 6,000 votes cast by the public, the tenth annual "Banking for the Community" program was a tremendous success. The program awarded 19 organizations a combined total of $20,000. We would like to thank the members of the community whose votes determined how the funds were distributed. Votes were cast through our website or via paper ballot at the Gloucester and Essex locations.
There were eighteen organizations featured on the ballot, and write-ins were welcomed. The organization receiving the most votes was Cape Ann Animal Aid which received a check for $5,000. Open Door Food Pantry and Rose Baker Senior Center finished second and third respectively and received $3,000 each. Care Dimensions and Gloucester Education Foundation each received a check for $1,000 for coming in fourth and fifth place. Coming in 6th through 19th each receiving $500 were the following (in order of most votes): Grace Center, Wellspring, Cape Ann YMCA, Old Farm Rockport, Action, Inc., St. Vincent DePaul, SeniorCare, North Shore Health Project, Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging, PAARI, as well as Day by Day Adult Care and Gloucester Writers Center both were write-in’s, followed by the Educational Foundation for Rockport, Searts.
CAREERS at BankGloucesterJun 6, 2017
BankGloucester has several positions available at this time.
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Introducing Advantage PointsApr 13, 2017
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- 1 point for every $3 spent in signature transactions
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