Newfoundland

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 1 – Diaper Drop

We’ve all heard the saying: Christmas is a time of giving.

But it’s also a time of need for many, many people. After talking with Jennifer about causes we’ve given to and causes we wish we could give to, I decided that the least I can do is spread the word! So for the next 12 days, I’m going to share 12 charities that are in need this season.

If there’s a charity you would like to add, feel free to leave it in the comments!

If everyone who reads this gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference this Christmas season.

For day one of 12 Charities For Christmas, we’re looking at Christmas Diaper Drop by WaterWerks Communication.

12 Charities For Christmas: Diaper Drop | Modern Nan

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Locals I Love: Maggie Burton

One of my favourite locally-focused travel blogs is Girl In Florence. Georgette writes a great series on her blog titled “Locals I Love,” and it has inspired me to do the same for Newfoundland! There are so many wonderful people making Newfoundland a smarter, brighter, more creative place, and I plan to profile some of my favourites.

Starting with Maggie Burton.

Maggie is a creative powerhouse on the local arts scene. She co-founded the St. John’s New Music Collective, is a regular name in local publications such as Riddle Fence, and a regular face on the music scene both as a performer and accompanist to other local acts.

Locals I Love: Maggie Burton is a powerhouse on the local arts scene in St. John's, Newfoundland

This week, she is releasing her first poetry chapbook, Hands That Knew Heat, at Broken Books on Thursday at 7. So before you read her beautiful poetry, let’s get to know her!

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Top Scoff: Tavola

This post has been a long time coming. (Really, any post has been a long time coming. It’s been a while.)

I went to Tavola with Liam in November (November!) for our anniversary. I had been wanting to go for ages, and our anniversary was the perfect excuse to get down there.

Let me tell you – I was not disappointed! The wait was certainly worth it.

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Top Local Spots To Shop For Christmas (And All Year)

Okay, so

We all know it’s coming. Some of you are (like me) super excited and are already eyeing those tinsel-filled boxes. (If you haven’t pulled them out already.) Some of you are plugging your ears and chanting “fa-la-la-notlistening-la-la-la” because it’s still November. But whatever your feelings at this point in the year, it’s still coming.

Christmas.

And let’s be honest. You want to beat the rush. You want to know all the best gifts and where to get them. And best of all, you want to buy local.

Shop Local St. John's

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Tales of the Officers – A Night With the St. John’s Haunted Hike

Recently, the officers of the St. John’s Haunted Hike were kind enough to invite me on one of their tours. So on Thursday evening I tagged along on their Ghosties and Ghoulies tour, their classic walk full of spine-tingling tales of local hauntings and crimes through our history. For an hour and a quarter, we wandered the streets of downtown St. John’s, learning all kinds of things that will almost definitely make me rush past certain spots when I’m walking at night.

St. John's Haunted Hike

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