News posted in June, 2015Clear
The game of golf is about to change in Newfoundland and Labrador as Clovelly introduces the first FootGolf course east of New Brunswick! Curious? Read on and discover exactly how to navigate a golf course... with a soccer ball.
Shopping local just became a lot easier! Have you heard of the Downtown St. John's Gold Star Retail Program? Any shop displaying the Gold Star logo will have extended shopping hours - perfect for the travelling delegate who may be in meetings all day but still want to be able to get their shop on!
Nestled snuggly within the sheltered harbour of Tors Cove is Running the Goat Books & Broadsides - a micro-press specializing in work by Newfoundland & Labrador-based writers. The press is one of Newfoundland's best kept secrets, hiding in plain sight along the East Coast Trail. Inside, owner Marnie Parsons lovingly sets, prints and sews beautiful books - all by hand. Last weekend, on a sunny Sunday, I made the scenic drive (only 40 minutes from St. John's) and discovered a world of bookmaking often forgotten in today's modern world - I discovered what it meant to Run The Goat.
Since opening in 2011, Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food has been heralded as a warm and friendly community hub in the heart of downtown St. John's. Home of scrumptious, handmade breads, yummy desserts, delicious prepared dishes and tasty coffee, Rocket prides itself on providing quality local goods to the people of St. John's. Everything is made from scratch in the second floor bakery and kitchen from the finest ingredients, many sourced locally. I sat down with co-owner Kelly Mansell to chat food, community and how it all began.