Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2014

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Looking outside, it’s hard to believe spring arrived well over two weeks ago.  The dirty snowpack and wretched ice are still hip deep in the darkest corners of our yards, while trusty furnaces continues to churn out glorious heat on those bone-chilling nights. With warmer temperatures slowly revealing what use to grass, and a few […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #125: Support Kingston’s Searchlight Nominees

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Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

The Luso Sessions: Rae Corcoran – Untitled

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The Luso Sessions, is a locally made video series that showcases intimate performances by musicians who share their talents via one of Kingston’s many stages for live music. Created by Christina Mac for her final project in Music and Digital Media at St. Lawrence College, this labour of love continues to show great promise.  The […]

Guide to Kingston’s Trails

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It’s better late than never. Spring has finally sprung which means the hard snow that has shielded the green in Kingston is now disappearing and the nature beneath is now visible! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery! Spring is about becoming active and really enjoying the outdoors, so below we’ve put together […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #124: Get Active in April

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Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Quinte’s Isle Tourist Brochure, 1950

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As the weather finally breaks, leaving the house seems possible again, perhaps even enjoyable. The photo and map seen above are from a tourist brochure for Quinte’s Isle, what we now refer to as “The County”, from the early 1950s. The main vacation highlights of Prince Edward County promoted in the brochures were fishing and […]

‘Kingston Loves Grapes’ Pushes for a Bronzed Don

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The push to immortalize Don Cherry in statue form is another step closer to fruition after a petition created by the group “Kingston Loves Grapes” reached its goal of 15 000 signatures over the weekend.  The discussion surrounding such a project has come up before and it seems that those who are passionate about it […]

The Sleepless Goat Soup Program Fundraiser

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The Sleepless Goat has been a well-known Kingston haunt for twenty years.  In 1999, The Goat became a worker’s co-operative, meaning the business is owned and democratically run by those who work there.  Each employee is given a vote when decisions are made and they draw on eachother’s varying skills, experiences and interests to create […]

Six Questions for Lee Casement – In The Guestroom

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Self-taught musician Lee Casement has worked with literally dozens of Kingston musicians on the three albums he has recorded as In The Guestroom.  While he has played in various “traditional” bands – focusing on a certain sound – his desire to explore other genres has led him to create his own unique albums that vary […]