Tag Archives: Magnolia

New Restaurant in Magnolia open ~ 525 Magnolia

Jeff Cala with his family

Jeff Cala with his family



Opening Parting

Opening Parting

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch Menu – Great Idea for Mother’s Day

525 Brunch May 2014 for Menu box

M –Th  3:00 – 10:00
Fri      11:00 – 10:00
Sat     10:30 – 10:00
Sun     10:30 – 9:00
*The bar closes later

Here’s the info on the special nights:

Neighborhood Nights
Mondays we give 10% off to anyone who lives within a two mile radius.  525 has its own giant map of Magnolia and you can put your pin on the map! If you live within the two mile circle, you can add a numbered pin to make your house – this corresponds with a covered “Beach Sticker” that is your ticket to 10% off on Monday nights.

Way Back Wednesdays
We turn the clock back to the 50’s and 60’s with specials from those halcyon times. Get retro with rotating weekly specials like tuna noodle casserole and chicken cordon bleu, plus your favorite dishes from the old Patio — all at Blue Plate prices.

Website:   http://525magnolia.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnolia525

How to Recognize Artists

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Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home.  A great way to recognize and support local artists and the Magnolia Historical Society.

Thanks to FOB David Simmons for submitting the How to Recognize Artists of Paintings, Magnolia Historical Society for hosting and to Thom Falzarano for organizing the show.

E.J. Lefavour

Morning Sun

It must be warm being in the sun and between the window and the shade. As is said sometimes, these shots were “offense by accident”, I saw this guy out of the corner of my eye driving through Magnolia. Turned around and he waited for me…

A Moment in the Sun

A Moment in the Sun

A Profile in the Sun

A Profile in the Sun


Art in the Schoolhouse Preview Opening Party

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Friday, 12/6 5-8:00PM at the new Magnolia Historical Society’s Museum and Cultural Center building (in the old Blynman School), 46 Magnolia Ave.  A great collection of artists and photographers, plus a large selection of affordable holiday gift items -cards, books, prints, mini paintings, calendars and more.  Refreshments, live music and free admission.  Come see, shop and find out what Magnolia Historical Society is up to – exciting developments for Magnolia and the Gloucester historical, arts and cultural scenes.  Hope to see you there.

E.J. Lefavour

George Krewson III Remembers The Patio

The Patio holds a long lasting memory for me.  My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel in 1931 and we spent the summers there for the next 14 years.  Although the hotel had a fine dining room with great menus. it was not uncommon for guests and Dad, Mom, and I to visit the Patio.  The shops around it were popular and shoppers would take time out from those visits to dine there.

In 2002 I traveled to Magnolia from my home here in Florida to make a long-sought tour of the many attractions.  The most memorable moments were enjoying lunch with a boyhood friend, Billy Melanson, at the Patio.  Billy has since passed on, but that visit with him at the Patio will emain in my memory.  We grew up in our early years totally enjoying Magnolia and its many attractions, including the Patio.

George Krewson III

194 S. E. Court

Lake City, FL 32025

Tuna, Truro, Magnolia, and the Fish Stick

Fred Bodin Submits-

From the (Martha’s) Vinyard Gazette, circa 1951: ” John Sweek of Queen’s, NYC, secretary to a magistrate in his home city, is shown at left with his companions, Robert Collinson from Provincetown and John Kohr of Magnolia, with three tuna caught on rod and reel near the Truro shore in Provincetown Harbor. The fishermen had their best luck with blue atom plugs and squid as bait.” These are definitely surf casting fishermen. Just look at the bare feet, rolled up trousers, and 4 wheel drive Jeep.


I met John Kohr and his wife Esther (1914–2007) while she and I worked at Endicott College in Beverly. The was something about her that was vaguely aristocratic, but in an old fashioned gracious American way. I now know that she grew up in Provincetown and Truro. In fact, her ship captain uncle sailed in the China Trade, and another ancestor commanded a ship for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and built the oldest still standing house in Truro. Previous ancestors came here on the Mayflower and established Truro. Husband John Kohr (1911–1999) was a graduate of MIT and invented an amazing product while he worked for Gorton’s: The Fish Stick!

2013 37th Magnolia Library Annual 5K & 1K Fun Run August 24

37th Magnolia Library Annual 5K & 1K Fun Run is Moving to Saturday Morning, August 24.  This year’s race marks the official kick off to the Magnolia Library Center’s 125th anniversary celebration.



Spread the Word! PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Library is opening the gates starting at 8:45am; right after the fun run on Saturday August 24. Yet another reason to run watch or volunteer. $5 for adults and $2 for kids.

This certified 5k course is lined with spectators, loops around the shore, and is chock full of gorgeous ocean views (and breezes!) Historically 200-400 runners participate and 50 volunteers run the show. Post-race celebrations include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and this year the Magnolia Library Center’s 125th anniversary celebration. ALL proceeds benefit the Magnolia Library Center, a non-profit community organization dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents by providing educational and cultural experiences through programming and events.

For more information email or call:
Amy Greaves (617) 283 2363
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$20 pre-entry fee
$15 under 14 years old
$3 Fun Run (pre or post entry fee)
Pre-entries accepted on-line through August 22nd or postmarked by August 17, 2013
(post entry fee: $25; checks, cash accepted day of race)


Key search word: MAGNOLIA

36th Annual Magnolia Art Show participating artists

Cape Ann Auction this Tuesday June 4th 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia, MA

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Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

There will be everything from art & antiques to household merchandise. The auction takes place at the Charles Jones Hall in Magnolia, at 1 Lexington ave. 6:00pm.  Preview from 4:00pm-6:00pm

For more details go to www.capeannauction.com

Mahiba S. Ina Has Passed At Age 100

Ina Shop In Magnolia Photo from Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)

Irene Ina Shaker Forwards-

Mahiba S. Ina, 100


West Palm Beach, FL — Following a long and blessed life, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully at Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 26, 2013.

Earlier this year, her family gathered in her honor to celebrate her 100th birthday which was a grand affair.

Born in Lebanon in 1913, Mrs. Ina married Akl in 1933 and moved to Boston.

After being widowed at the young age of 30, she raised her children with courage and grace. She became a successful entrepreneur as the owner of Ina’s of Magnolia, an exclusive dress shop catering to the women of New England.

For those that have had the honor to know her, she was unlike any other. Beautiful and glamorous, she was the matriarch of the family and loved by all.

She is survived by her children, Irene and former husband Fred Shaker, Dr. Sam and Carol Ina, Alfred, Rhoda and Bernie Silva, Elinor and Peter Bowes; grandchildren, Carolyn and Ken Horvat, Debbie Drago, Nancy and Chuck Filias, Elaine and John Parisi, Laurie and Dennis Anderson, Jim and Beth Ina, Dan and Brook Ina, Julie and Brian Marley, Shana Bowes; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jamie Shaker and their mother Debbie, Nicholas and Dana Filias, Keith Drago, Alexa Ina, Nicole Anderson, Jake Marley,Tory and Abigail Ina. Mrs. Ina is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Beshara and Agia Shaker; husbands, Akl and Albert; grandsons, William Ina and Robert Shaker; brothers and sisters, Nazlee, George, Harry, Linda, Camille, Elias and Joseph.

A special thanks from her family to her devoted son and caretaker, Alfred, family friend, Mimi Zelhawi and hospice nurse, Jeannie.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Ina will be laid to rest in a private service in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Point Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407.

Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com

Many Knew Mrs Ina from her Classic Shop In Magnolia and wrote in about here posts-

Happy 100th Birthday- MAHIBA INA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Joey C



Posted on September 25, 2012 by Joey C

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Joey C

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

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