The Inside Scoop Collection

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#StoriesInSlate! 

PREMIERE December 2, 2022, 9:30 am

Slate queen of New Perlican creates warm welcome signs! NERRL Hand Painted Designs has just the slate art you seek. She loves nothing better than to be in her studio making paintings of the stages down by the harbour!

For more on NERRL's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded October 27, 2022, on a lovely day at Eileen's art studio in New Perlican, NL.

Kim Todd & Eileen Balsom Matthews. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#DotTherapy! 

PREMIERE November 17, 2022, 8:00 am

Within her creative space, healing energy comes through art! Looking for a prayer dot? Dominique Hurley Intuitive Art & Inspiration has just the art you seek. She loves nothing better than to be in her studio making prayer dots for people in the community.

For more on Dominique Hurley's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded November 1, 2022, on a lovely day at Dominique's art studio in St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd & Dominique Hurley. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#IceCream! 

PREMIERE Aug 2, 2022, 8:30 am

The long hot summer of 22 is in full swing and people are craving the sweetest way to cool off! Emily Hunt, the Waffle Lady, has just the thing.  Ice cream and other summer treats that answer the call for cool. You'll find Emily on Saturdays and at her booth in the St. John's Farmers' Market Co-op!

For more on The Waffle Lady's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded June 18, 2022, on a lovely day at the St. John's Farmers' Market on 245 Freshwater Rd, St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd & Emily Hunt. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#FurnitureFriday

PREMIERE July 27, 2022, 8:30 am

Make a house into a home! Home Again Furniture Bank has been in existence for about seven years. They provide furniture to those who need furniture. 

For more on Home Again's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded June 3, 2022, on a lovely windy day in St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd, Tracy Sullivan, Jacob Power & Gail Gillingham. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#RememberToBreath

PUBLISH July 22, 2022, 8:30 am

Kim Todd checked in with Raven Warren from SOAR. SOAR's counselling service is available to people working in trades. Sessions can take place in person (St. John’s metro), online, or over the phone. Call 727-4050 or ravenwarren@murphycentre.ca to schedule an appointment. There's no charge! And to learn some breathing tips, click HERE. 

For more on SOAR's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded July 3, 2022, on a lovely day in St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd & Raven Warren. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#VintagePrintingPress

PUBLISH July 20, 2022, 8:30 am

#VintagePrintingPress! In this Inside Scoop, we’re with Marnie Parsons of Running the Goat Books & Broadsides

For more on Running the Goat's Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded June 24, 2022, on a bright day at Running the Goat Books & Broadsides on Tors Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kim Todd & Marnie Parsons. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#PlantingTips

Published June 22, 2022

PlantingTips! In this Inside Scoop, John Frecker of Holland Nurseries shares how and when to plant your annuals and other plants. He gives us the Inside Scoop on how to grow a great garden!

Wondering when to plant your annuals? Planting them after St. John's day is the best way to ensure they will beat the frost and grow big and strong. And remember to hold your tomatoes until late June!

For more on Holland Nurseries' Inside Scoop, click here!

recorded June 9, 2022, on a nice day at Holland Nurseries on 401 Torbay Rd, St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd & John Frecker. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#ToastThegreenrock

PUBLISH June 8, 2022, 9:30 am

Kim Todd celebrated with thegreenrock directors (past and present) and staff as they gathered together to mark and celebrate thegreenrock achievements over the past 8 years and those upcoming. Sustainability is vital because LOCAL has never been so important here or abroad.

recorded April 27, 2022, on a lovely day at Bluedrop on 18 Prescott St, St. John's, NL.

Kim Todd & thegreenrock directors. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#DonationTips

PUBLISH May 5, 2022, 8:30 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.

For more on Neighnourhood's Inside Scoop, click here!

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

Kim Todd & Mari-Lynn Taylor. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#MathTutoringWithSOAR

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

For more on SOAR's Inside Scoop, click here!

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

Kim Todd & Courtney Clarke. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#TheLayaYogaChallenge

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.

Kim Todd & Meranda Squires. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#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.

For more on Maverick's Inside Scoop, click here!

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

Kim Todd & Andrew Corbett. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#Making Healthy Easier

PREMIERE Dec 22, 2021, 9:30 am

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

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

Kim Todd & Jennifer Wellsman. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#Snowtires for your shoes

PREMIERE Nov 10, 2021, 9:30 am

Snow tires 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.

Kim Todd & Emily Kevin Wright. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#ElainesCafeGrandOpening

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.

Kim Todd & Elaine Janes. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#StaycationSummer21

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

Kim Todd & Eileen Balsom Matthews. Video by Melissa Wong. Produced by Guide to the Good.

#HomeSweetHome

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

#WinterWonder

The Sweetest Thing! Newfoundland artisan jewellers 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 blustery day in St. John's

#seasonofsharing

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

recorded December 17, 2020, from the steps of Cochrane Street

 

#staycation

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

#getgrowing

What's a Farm to Fork cafe, anyway? The Owner/Manager of Murray Meadows Farm and The Grounds at Murray's Cafe, Evan Murray, has food tips to share!

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 in 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

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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? Find out with Mary Dut, owner of Together We Shine.

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

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