MagnoliaCast Podcast with Guest Randy Oneil and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/10/14
Featuring Gloucester Sports Legend Randy Oneil, International Dory Racing, 2014 Magnolia Road Race, www.magnolialibrary.org,The 525,The Village Restaurant, Wenham Train Museum, Halibut Point Chowder, Sidewalk Bazaar, Palazolas Sporting Goods,
Go to www.magnolialibrary.org to register and get in on the Dry Fit shirts for the race before they run out.
Magnolia Road Race Sponsors:
Cape Ann Savings Bank
Stop & Shop
Rock the Baby
Cape Ann Auction
O’Hara Industrial Services
Special appearances by Chelsea Berry at the MAC (2 – 3 PM), Alexandra Valenti @ Shalin Liu (3:30 – 4:30 PM) and Allen Estes at Cape Ann Savings Bank (5-6 PM). See full schedule below!
Before photo and information Submitted by Fred Bodin:
51 Main Street (Cafe Bishco is there now).
West End of Main Street buildings, including the Cape Ann Savings Bank and the YMCA.
The second floor of the bank building became Gloucester’s first YMCA in 1858, one of the oldest Y’s in the U.S. The first YMCA was established in Boston in the Old South Church.
To those of you who bought This Is Gloucester DVDs, 5% of sales went to the Rebuild the Greasy Pole Fund. There are a few people who haven’t paid for theirs but I included the 5% for those sales even though the dough didn’t come in just to be done with it and have it all off my plate and enjoy the holiday.
The last DVD’s went in the mail this morning and I’d like to extend a huge thanks to the nice lady at The Gloucester Post Office on Dale Avenue who was very helpful in giving me suggestions and super patient with me at the counter. They are very pleasant at the Post Office even in the heart of the shipping season.
You can still donate if you would like to rebuilding the Greasy Pole. Anyone looking to donate to the restoration can send a check to Greasy Pole Fund, care of Cape Ann Savings Bank, 19 Main St., Gloucester 01930, or designate the check for the Greasy Pole Fund and send it to the St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee, P.O. Box 3105, Gloucester, 01930.
People like to speak about shoping locally. Often times they are talking about retail shopping or buying local fish, lobsters, produce and sourcing food as close to home as possible.
What often gets overlooked are our local banks who have in the past and are currently, extremely involved in our community. Not only do they provide local jobs but more often than not they keep the money that you save as deposits here and turn around and lend that money back into the community. They also back many local charities and treat you as a person and not just an account number. It’s nice to have someone recognize you when you walk through the doors.
I don’t always advocate to do business locally. I’ll be the first to admit that if there is an item out of town where there is a huge discrepancy in price I will shop out of town. However when things are close to even slightly higher priced the benefits of keeping it local go way beyond what you put in your pocket. There is a ripple effect where the entire community benefits.
We highlight the benefits of local banking in light of the fee based banking structure of large national banks. Here is part I with Bob Gillis Of Cape Ann Savings Bank.
When you get your Bank of America statement this month and decide that you’ve finally had enough, check out what our local banks, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Bank Gloucester and Rockport National have to offer. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
…and don’t forget to tell ‘em Joey sent ya.
Look for my interview with Patrick Thorpe From Bank Gloucester tomorrow.
Anyone Else Notice This Today?-
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Here’s the story about Cape Ann Savings Bank:
A customer came into Main Street’s own Bubbles, a shop that is all about pampering and froufrou and glitter, looking rather confused. Bubbles herself, a/k/a Trisha Sanford, asked how she could help.
“The bank sent me here for a $300 coupon off my closing cost…I’m sorry. I knew it must have been a joke” and he turned to leave. “No, wait,” says Trisha. “That sounds like the Where the Locals Go! coupon book.”
She promptly picked up a copy (for sale right at the register), looked in the directory, and sure enough, on p. 135 was a coupon from Cape Ann Savings Bank to receive $300 off your closing cost. The man quickly paid his $10 for the coupon book, went back to the bank, saved $290 and now has hundreds of other coupons from the book to use!
For $10, buying this book is a no-brainer. In addition to the discounts, the book is full of information about Cape Ann and highlights local heroes in our community.
It is for sale throughout Cape Ann at many stores including The Bookstore and Dogtown Book Shop, Toad Hall in Rockport and Manchester By The Book and will be for sale at the upcoming Rhythm & Flavors concert. Come by and get your copy before they are all gone! Coupons are good through March 31, 2009.