Rising Up Strong with Miss Kendra and Miss Sam

Miss Kendra and Miss Sam, two extraordinary women of Grimsby, are teaching their students how to "rise up" in confidence, self-esteem, and dance technique – a relevé of all kinds. They are providing this for students in Grimsby and surrounding areas at their dance studio, Smithville Dance Academy, which opened in June of 2018. On Saturday,…

Redefining “Picture Perfect”: Reflections of Life Photography with Karen Byker

“There’s beauty in your chaos.” ...Words from one of Grimsby’s talented photographers, Karen Byker. She is the founder of Reflections of Life Photography at 42 Debora Drive, Grimsby, specializing in newborn, maternity and family photography. During our time together at Station 1 Coffeehouse, I learned how she has become a master of her craft, beautifully…

Quintessence Ensemble in Grimsby: Part II

Like so much of life (as I am starting to realize myself), Quintessence wasn’t something that they had known or planned from the beginning. Perhaps you could say, it chose them. It started as an idea from their mother to form an ensemble. Word-of-mouth has been the majority of their marketing. As the girls describe…

Quintessence Ensemble: Classical Music for the Soul

Quintessence is a local trio of incredibly talented musicians who are bringing their gifts and passion for classical music to the town of Grimsby. You can enjoy their music in backyard performances, special events or on Spotify and YouTube. They also offer lessons in their own “Studio Forte” located at 56 Casablanca Blvd in Grimsby.…

The Grimsby Author Series

It’s interesting that in an age of social media, where authors can let us into their daily lives on Instagram and we can retweet their 240-character thoughts, there is still such unparalleled excitement in meeting them in person; it's beautiful hearing them read from the pages of their own book, the piece of their soul…

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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…