#g2kgtg – Downtown Comics

Downtown Comics

Downtown Comics St. John’s collector #g2Kgtg

 

drop in to Downtown Comics for the pop culture collector you love!  DTC has a huge array of stuff, from comic books to Game of Thrones mugs, superhero collectibles to board games, t-shirts and way more.  if you don’t see it you may want to ask.  owner Jason Conway is usually behind the counter – he knows what’s there and if he doesn’t have it, he’ll see if he can get it.

Downtown Comics has been on the go for 15 years.  it is local, and it supports local.  the pic is of a DTC t-shirt, which is made not far away by Living Planet.  the store is also an entry point for the world of comic book art.  local artist Wallace Ryan offers a course in Cartoons and Comic Books through the Anna Templeton Centre, and he is often found in the shop.

DTC is located at 141 Duckworth Street, and is open 11-6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 11-9 on Thursday, and 12-5 on Sunday.  call 738-2933 or email comics@nl.rogers.com

 

 

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#g2kgtg – Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villagesok, so today’s local focus is not exactly local, but it’s good!  Ten Thousand Villages is holding a sale of special gifts that will help the locals of communities around the globe, and it’s all Fair Trade.   the sale will showcase a beautiful assortment of musical instruments, pottery, jewelry, baskets, toys, crèches and hand loomed textiles.

Ten Thosand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America. Through this sale the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice & Development and Peace are making a difference in the lives of artisans around the world.

The Ten Thousand Villages sale is at at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road Thursday, November 27 from 1:00 PM to 8:30, Friday, November 28 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and  Saturday, November 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 

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good to know gifts that give (#g2kgtg) is a special project of thegreenrock.ca that looks at local gifts that people will like, use, and won’t leave an unnecessarily big footprint on the planet or humankind.  please like and share!

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consider a local Christmas wreath for your door

Lilli WreathEvergreen boughs of fir and pine in a circular ring say Christmas time!  

Christmas wreaths look great, they smell great, and the feel great to the touch.  they welcome visitors to your door, and are welcome gifts.  and, after the after the season, they have the good manners to compost.  they are an ideal good to know gift that gives (#g2kgtg)

i had a couple of Lilli’s Wreaths, hand made by Joan Dawson and her daughters Jinji and Lilli last year.  they were gorgeous, and it was nice to tell people who made them.

the seasonal business came about as a lesson in life as well as a lesson in craft.  the girls wanted to be part of school and choir trips, which Joan was all for,with the caveat that they had to work to help raise the funds. they went for it.

the wreaths are 18″, fir and pine with rose hips for decoration.  you can get them at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, Some Good Market (December 6), or inbox Joan, or call 765-0217.

Lilli’s Wreath’s will deliver to your door in the St. John’s area.  order by December 15.

 

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good to know gifts that give

somewhere in between those joyous, gauzy memories of perfect Christmas mornings, and the check-out wrought with anxious people there is a place of peace.  i am looking for it.

like the Grinch learned in Whoville, those things we exchange as tokens of love and friendship are not the main point.  but they are nice, and giving feels good.

i love local, and i love giving things that people will like, use, and hopefully will be a bit symbolic of our relationship.  and hopefully won’t leave an unnecessarily big footprint on the planet or humankind.

hits of Christmas past include stuff like wreaths, Clean Don’t Kill non-toxic cleaner, truffles, custom calendars, and boiled wool mitts. (here have been flops too.  unnecessary to detail.)

there is a lot out there.  every day the tiniest little poke around or walk downtown reveals something new.  for the next little while thegreenrock.ca will share Good To Know gifts that give (#g2kgtg), and places to get ’em.

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Wrap-Up

The turkey has been roasted, the presents opened, joy has been shared and the new year is peeking around the corner.  In the meantime, you’re left with a gigantic pile of cards, wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, decorations and an a few more days, a blasty Christmas tree. What to do?

1. Salvage!

Here in St. John’s, our recycling program does not accept wrapping paper, gift bags or cards. Check out this video for more information on holiday recycling from CurbIt! St.john’s.

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Try to salvage as much wrapping paper as you can and re-use it for next year. Gift bags are an easily re-usable item, because they always look good as new. Ribbons and bows are also easy to save, once you have a collection of them, you’ll never have to buy them new again!

2. Recycle your tree!

Here is the information on where and when to drop off your Christmas tree in St. John’s once the season is over, so that it can be turned to mulch for the city’s gardening projects.