Female Farmers in Grimsby: Past and Present

If you’ve had the chance to do some weekend drives through Niagara lately, you’ve probably been dazzled at least once by the incredible sight of thousands of blooms that have burst into clouds of white or pink flowers, like a painting. It doesn’t matter how many times I see them, I always feel like Anne…

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…

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…