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More than a Library: The Grimsby Public Library Part I

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.” This is profoundly true, and…

A Community Hub at Station 1 Coffeehouse

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 Grimsbytoday, the atmosphere at Station 1 Coffeehouse facilitates this same kind of connection – with fresh organic food, comfy chairs, a cozy vintage couch and a large harvest table at the back…

Part II: Going Green in Grimsby with Mrs. Greenway

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 at…

Going Green in Grimsby: Mrs. Greenway

“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 is one she…

The Art of Simplicity: Crock A Doodle Grimsby

Crock A Doodle in GrimsbyAs 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…

A “Wilde” Afternoon

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 somewhere along the way,…