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PUBLISH May5, 2022, 2:30 am

Kim Todd checked in with Mari-Lynn Taylor of Neighbourhood. Clearing out the closet? Donating to this thrift shop is a great way to put good things to good use. And it brings good to the community - and the environment. To see the second part in the backroom, click HERE.

recorded April 8, 2022, on a lovely day at Neighbourhood on 38 Pearson Street, St. John's, NL.


PUBLISH Apr 19, 2022, 8:30 am

Kim Todd checked in with Courtney Clarke from SOAR. It's all about the MATH! SOAR helps people prepare for and succeed in academic components of training with Free Tutoring - live or online. Call 693-2050 for free math tutoring with SOAR. There's no charge! To learn some test-taking tips, click HERE

recorded March 31, 2022, on a lovely day on a construction site at O'Brien Farm Foundation, St. John's, NL.


PREMIERE March 30, 2022, 11:30 am

Laya Yoga focuses and clears your mind!  The visionary at The Lotus Centre, Newfoundland store owner and guru, Meranda Squires, shares the Inside Scoop on the Laya Yoga Challenge.

recorded March 28, 2022, on a lovely day on 52 Prescott Street, St. John's, NL.

#NFLD 46 5¢

PREMIERE March 18, 2022, 9:30 am

Valuable rare coins! The man behind the counter at the Maverick Sports & Collectables, Newfoundland store owner and coin enthusiast, Andrew Corbett, shares fun facts about the value of Newfoundland and Canadian coins.

recorded March 4, 2022, on a lovely day on 250 Water Street, St. John's, NL.

#Making Healthy Easier

PREMIERE Dec 22, 2021, 9:30 am

Thyme specializes in preparing healthy meals, accommodates many dietary restrictions, and offers fun and interactive hands-on cooking classes for those age five and up as well as team-building events.

recorded December 8, 2021 on a lovely day on 282 Torbay Road.

#Snowtires for your shoes

PREMIERE Nov 10, 2021, 9:30 am

Snowtires for your shoes! The man behind the counter at the Modern Shoe Hospital, Newfoundland store-owner and shoe doctor, Kevin Wright, shares how he makes shoes safe for the winter.

recorded November 4, 2021 on a lovely day on 244 Duckworth Street.


PREMIERE Oct 20, 2021, 9:30 am

Grand Opening! The woman behind Elaine's Books, Newfoundland store-owner Elaine Janes shares how she made her dreams come true with the help of her family and friends. 

recorded October 7, 2021 on a sunny day on 206 Duckworth Street.


PREMIERE July 27, 9:15 am

Open Studio! Newfoundland Artist Eileen Balsom Matthews of NERRL Hand Painted shares a tip or two about painting glassware. 

recorded July 7, 2021 on a sunny day in New Perlican


It's spring!  Memorial University Student Entrepreneur Andrew Shears shares home maintenance tips

recorded May 5, 2021 on a sunny day in St. John's


The Sweetest Thing!  Newfoundland artisan jewelers Jennifer Bonnell and Kim Cleary share Sweet Stories they've heard while making custom jewelry.  

recorded May February 2021 (pre February 2021 lockdown) on a blustry day in St. John's


Christmas, Christians and commercialism - how do they all come together in peace?  Reverend Miram Bowlby, Minister of Cochrane Street United Church and graduate of Memorial's Master's of Social Enterprise and Entrepeneurship connects the dots! 

recorded December 17, 2020 from the steps of Cochrane Street



flat ice cream? it's all over Asia, and kicking it in Burgeo - with Kavanna, expert ice cream roller of Anglela's Shoreline Restaurant

recorded live August 23, 2020 from Anglea's Shoreline Restaurant, Burgeo


what's a Farm to Fork cafe, anyway?  with Evan Murray, Owner/Manager The Grounds at Murrays

streamed live July 2020 from the Grounds at Murray's, Portugal Cove-St. Philips

#meet you at the market 

how to make a great vendor booth with Kim Cleary, owner of Velvet Snow

streamed live March 2020 from the Humpday Market, St. John's Community Market, St. John's

#golo ~ go local be vocal

what are the benefits of going local? with Dr. Tom Cooper, Faculty of Business Memorial University

streamed live February 2020 from the Fluvarium, Nagles Hill, St. John's - Natalie Haire recording

#downtown ~ it's us

where can you park downtown? with Gaylynne Gulliver, Downtown Development Commission 

text extrapolated from a live conversation December 2020 from Duckworth Street, St. John's


be it the amazing shopping, the fantastic bars, cafes, and restaurants, the robust culture and nightlife, the scenic views, downtown is a go-to destination that’s especially special during the holidays!

we love to talk about it all the time, and when we do a topic always comes up - PARKING! 

you know what we’re talking about, we’ve heard it all before, “there’s nowhere to park!”, “I'm going to get a ticket” “blah blah blah” and so on. 

but the truth is PARKING IS PLENTIFUL! 

downtown is a go-to destination that’s especially special during the holidays!
we love to talk about it all the time, and when we do a topic always comes up - PARKING!

Gaylynne is Marketing, Special Events and Public Relations Manager with the Downtown Development Commission (and a member of the G2G advisory committee) and she gave us the Inside Scoop on parking in downtown St. John’s. here's the link to parking deets on the DDC website, and Gaylynne's hot tips:

  • there are over 800 on-street parking spots, some of which are metered and others are free 2 hour parking. after 6 pm and on weekends, all of these spots become free to park
  • there are three major parking garages 
    • 351 Water Street
    • Metro Park (330 Duckworth)
    • Atlantic Place are full of pay-as-you-stay spots. 
  • the City Hall parking garage also has some pay-as-you-stay parking available
  • free evenings & weekends 
    • Water Street by Solomon’s Lane
    • Prescott Street & Duckworth Streets
    • Duckworth Street by Holloway Street 
      • (those three are all owned by Colliers - thanks b’ys!) '
    • Neil Building parking lot
    • Bowring Building has free parking Thursday and Friday nights from 6-9:30. 

there are many other spots around town where you can buy parking permits as well. 

now you have the inside scoop on yyt parking - and tell your friends and meet them downtown!

happy holidays and happy parking from us at G2G!

cleaning up with Mary Dut

how can I keep things clean without toxic products? with Mary Dut, owner ofTogether We Shine

streamed live July 2019 from, St. John's - Katherine Saunders recording

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