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…

Preserving Memory at Nelles Manor

What are your family's summer traditions? There are certain times of the year when memories flood my mind. After Christmas, summertime is the next season of vivid nostalgia. Seeing all the school signs this past week with “happy summer” messages has made me feel that same sweet sigh of relief I experienced as a child;…

Eating Fresh in Grimsby

Week 2 at the Grimsby Farmer's Market was a beautiful success, as you can see...  The Grimsby Farmer’s Market brings you fresh food, smiling faces and an incredible sense of community, all in one space on Main Street, between Ontario and Christie Street, every Thursday afternoon from 3 – 7 p.m. It’s the highlight of…

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…