More than a Library: The Grimsby Public Library Part I

Feature, The Community, The Creativity

You may have seen Tiffany Mayer’s article in Niagara this Week this past August called, The evolving role of libraries. In it, she explores a variety of libraries across Niagara and shares the important argument that, “Libraries are no longer the domain of dusty volumes, silence and stern employees ready to shush the slightest sound.” […]

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A Community Hub at Station 1 Coffeehouse

Feature, The Food, The History

Since the 1700s in Europe, coffeehouses have been vital places for community members to gather and share stories, exchange ideas, listen, learn and of course, drink coffee. In downtown Grimsby today, the atmosphere at Station 1 Coffeehouse facilitates this same kind of connection – with fresh organic food, comfy chairs, a cozy vintage couch and […]

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Going Green in Grimsby: Mrs. Greenway

Feature, The Scenery, The Shopping

“You can’t do it all at once,” says Christine, co-owner of Mrs. Greenway in downtown Grimsby. “Start with one thing, like changing your deodorant or a cleaning product, and then take it in baby steps from there. Our mission is to make the switch easier on people.” This “switch” to a more natural, eco-friendly lifestyle […]

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The Art of Simplicity: Crock A Doodle Grimsby

Feature, The Creativity

As I’ve been flipping through the local newspapers these past few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all the artistic gatherings around Grimsby: knitting clubs, art cafés, crafting clubs…and I’m sure the list goes on even further than I realize. I can, however, speak to one particularly delightful art service here in Grimsby. At the […]

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A Community Hub at Station 1 Coffeehouse


Feature, The Food, The History

Since the 1700s in Europe, coffeehouses have been vital places for community members to gather and share stories, exchange ideas, listen, learn and of course, drink coffee. In downtown Grimsby today, the atmosphere at Station 1 Coffeehouse facilitates this same kind of connection – with fresh organic food, comfy chairs, a cozy vintage couch and […]

March 8, 2018

Part II: Going Green in Grimsby with Mrs. Greenway


The Shopping

My journey into natural, eco-friendly products began with sleepless nights and a bottle of Lavender Essential Oil. I had no expectation that it would work, but I realized that after a week of rubbing a drop of lavender oil on my feet at bedtime, it was no longer taking me 1-2 hours to fall asleep […]

March 2, 2018

Going Green in Grimsby: Mrs. Greenway


Feature, The Scenery, The Shopping

“You can’t do it all at once,” says Christine, co-owner of Mrs. Greenway in downtown Grimsby. “Start with one thing, like changing your deodorant or a cleaning product, and then take it in baby steps from there. Our mission is to make the switch easier on people.” This “switch” to a more natural, eco-friendly lifestyle […]

March 2, 2018

The Art of Simplicity: Crock A Doodle Grimsby


Feature, The Creativity

As I’ve been flipping through the local newspapers these past few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all the artistic gatherings around Grimsby: knitting clubs, art cafés, crafting clubs…and I’m sure the list goes on even further than I realize. I can, however, speak to one particularly delightful art service here in Grimsby. At the […]

February 22, 2018

A “Wilde” Afternoon


The Creativity

How are some ways you show yourself care and compassion? Dr. Valerie Taylor states in a Maclean’s article that, “self-neglect is a big problem for women. They look at everything that has to get done and they put themselves at the bottom of the list.” I always loved getting a haircut as a child, but […]

February 14, 2018

An In-Between Place


Feature, The History

There’s something about Grimsby that has made me more aware of what’s happening around me. Every day I’m making discoveries and I’m excited to share them with you.  I’ve always liked places that I can’t quite describe. They stir the curiosity and creativity in me. I think that’s why I feel so at-home in Grimsby. It’s […]

February 5, 2018