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…

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…