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St. John’s Storytelling Festival kicks off next week

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  Come hear many a yarn told at The 2018 St. John’s Storytelling Festival, coming to the capital on October 9 until the 14. Started in 2003, the festival stems storytelling circle that gathers once a month. “It’s my understanding that the festival came from a group of people who were passionate  abou oral storytelling,” said festival administrator, Kailey Bryan. “We welcome tellers from all over. We have had people who just moved to Newfoundland and have personal life stories. There are many different storytelling practices and cultures.” Though the festival is held in St. John’s and it focuses on preserving and promoting Newfoundland and Labrador traditional stories, as well as many new modern forms of expressing stories. SJSF 2017…

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Okay St. John’s, Now Let’s Get in Formation: Beyoncé Dance Party Set for June 23

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Ladies, grab your “Freakum Dress” and leave your man at home; or let him play the “’03 Clyde” to your “Bonnie” and take him along if he appreciates the musical stylings of Queen Bey because Club One and FreeForm Events are hosting Flawless: The Beyoncé Dance Party. The third annual event will take place on Saturday, June 23 featuring the music of DJ Slaylist. The event which according to Facebook, is “[y]our annual reminder that you. are. #flawless.” and is one night only in honor of the music and cultural impact of Beyoncé. FreeForm Events isn’t just in the business of bringing people together to dance to Beyoncé, they are also a “full-service event company delivering customized events to communities…

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10 Instagram Locations in Newfoundland that Guarantee Great Pics

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If I had to choose only one social media platform, it would have to be Instagram. I spend so (read too much) time scrolling through beautiful accounts. If you missed my video on Five Canadian Instagrammers you should follow, here it is. These gals give me major FOMO! Who doesn’t want to be in a monochromatic hip café in Toronto taking flatlays (I’m looking at you Joelle (La Petite Noob)? Alternatively, I also love wearing sweet feminine styles that only Marie Ernst can pull off. Maybe you want to play mermaid for the day and follow along with local makeup artist Jessika Petten and her brightly colored and striking transformations! While these ladies’ feeds are serious goals, there is no…

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Private Council Meetings should be Tightly Restricted

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Every week, before the regular council meeting, there’s another, secret meeting. There’s no press, no public agenda, and no public record of what decisions were made. At first that sounds suspicious. But, they say, City Council has deal with personnel issues or ongoing negotiations that need privacy. Fair enough!

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Free Comic Book Day

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True believers assemble! Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching. The annual event taking place on the first Saturday in May promotes the North American comic book industry and attempts to bring new readers to their friendly neighborhood local independent comic book shop. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the comic industry’s single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors but the idea came about one year earlier when retailer Joe Field wrote a column for a comics magazine that noted the positive cultural and financial effect that successful feature films based on superheroes were having on the comic book industry. It was eventually decided that the first Free Comic Book Day should be held on the…

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