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Paintings by Heidi Caswell Zander on display

May 14, 2018

May 19th 2018 – July 6th 2018

Heidi Caswell Zander’s work bares the imprint of growing up immersed in the artist culture of Cape Ann Massachusetts.  Her summer days as a youth were spent keeping up in adult workshops, absorbing the enthusiasm for capturing a cloud on 140 lb. watercolor paper, being a link between natural wonder observed (on location) to its impression on a flat rectangle that will hang on a wall.

Heidi’s early years were spent participating in adult workshops with Betty Lou Schlemm and John Terelak. From these foundations she went on to Rhode Island School of Design.  She lived in Rome during her senior year as a member of The European Honors Society.  Heidi holds a B.F.A in Painting as well as an M.A.T. ,  (masters in Art Teaching).  Following her graduation, she spent 7 years exhibiting and curating art in Westchester County, New York where she earned numerous awards and citations.  

This period was followed by a decade of exploring the arts as a department head in Berlin Germany.

In 2000 Caswell Zander returned to her native island, opening Tidal Edge Gallery in 2005. Presently as an artist member and Vice President of The Rockport Art Association & Museum, she has been establishing a Creative Community program.

Caswell Zander is also an artist member of North Shore Art Association and the National Association of Women Artists. The color of her work is rich, vibrant, and descriptive. There is an energy displayed by the brushstrokes with which it is delivered and carefully layered. Caswell Zander works to distill from observation the essence of objects, their colors identities, the subtleties of their relationships. Place, culture, and site history are all significant elements motivating her expression.

NEW... Spring CD Special!

May 14, 2018

VOTE NOW... Banking for the community - your votes determine who will receive the money!

May 1, 2018

BankGloucester will be giving away $20,000 through it’s “Banking for the Community" Program.

This is the 11th year the bank has run this program through which they have donated a total of $170,000 to community organizations on Cape Ann. 

The Bank will donate a total of $20,000 to 19 organizations. Recipients will be determined by the highest number of votes cast.
We are asking the community to vote for the recipients. 

Voting takes place from May 1 to May 31, 2018.

Our website has information about all of the organizations. Please encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to participate. Each person may vote once, for up to three organizations. 

A limited number of ballots will be available at the Bank (to be completed there) for those without a computer.

1st Place - One $5,000 donation
2nd & 3rd Place - $3,000 each
4th & 5th Place - $1,000 each
6th to 19th Place - Fourteen $500 donations

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Mar 26, 2018

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Mar 26, 2018

Bonnie Gray Artwork on Display

Mar 19, 2018

March 12th 2018 – May 12th 2018

Bonnie began pursuing her interest in art while attending Newton High School in Massachusetts and continued studying at Massachusetts College of Art.  She attended classes and workshops with several Cape Ann artists while raising her family in Rockport, MA.

Gray states, “I love to paint!  I appreciate the richness of the colors made possible using oil on canvas, and strive to create a sense of realism.  A day spent painting is as refreshing as any vacation day might be.  My interest in art, and love of painting is without doubt one of the great blessings in my life, and I strive to convey that feeling in my work.” In 1984 she became a student of the late Helen Van Wyk, absorbing as much as she could on the study of still life painting from this very fine artist and teacher.  Bonnie has been an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association since 1995 and was a member of the Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative from 2008-2017.   Bonnie’s paintings can be found in collections on Cape Ann and beyond.

In 1984 she became a student of the late Helen Van Wyk, absorbing as much as she could on the study of still life painting from this very fine artist and teacher.  Bonnie has been an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association since 1995 and was a member of the Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative from 2008-2017.   Bonnie’s paintings can be found in collections on Cape Ann and beyond.

Customer Appreciation Day - March 30th

Mar 16, 2018


Mar 12, 2018

Out of concern for the safety of our employees and patrons, BankGloucester will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.
Please note - online banking is always available. 

Looking for Love? Beware of Online Scams

Feb 7, 2018

BankGloucester wants to help you stay safe... click below to read the complete information on our "Security Tips" page.

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Thank You to All of Our Customers

Dec 11, 2017

A Thoughtful Holiday Gift: 529 College Savings Plan

Nov 22, 2017

CLOSED Veterans Day November 11

Nov 7, 2017

BankGloucester will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observation of Veterans Day.

Please plan your banking accordingly.

Hospice Tree of Lights December 4

Nov 7, 2017

Open Door Food Drive Nov. 1 - Nov. 22

Nov 1, 2017

Join us for a Seminar on "Successfully Aging In Place" November 2nd at 11:00am

Sep 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 kwall@bankgloucester.com.
Light refreshments will be available.

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Sep 13, 2017

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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, 2017

Aug 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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Aug 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.

BankGloucester Named #1 Community Bank

Jun 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 $20,000

Jun 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 BankGloucester

Jun 6, 2017

BankGloucester has several positions available at this time.
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Introducing Advantage Points

Apr 13, 2017

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  • 1 point for every $3 spent in signature transactions
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