The Luso Sessions: Craig Cardiff – Recovering

21mar_ccardiff

Just over one month ago, I  was introduced to The Luso Sessions, a locally made video series that showcases intimate performances by musicians whose tours or travels happen to pass through Kingston. Created by Christina Mac for her final project in Music and Digital Media at St. Lawrence College, this labour of love has grown beyond a requisite […]

The Luso Sessions: Gavin Gardiner – Untitled

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Last month I had the pleasure of unveiling the Luso Sessions, a locally made video series that showcases intimate performances by musicians who happen to be passing through Kingston.  This project is lovingly produced by Christina Mac, a Music and Digital Media student in her final year of studies at St. Lawrence College. In case you missed the first […]

The Luso Sessions: Nick Ferrio – Half The Time

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Over the holidays I spent many hours scouring the Internet in search of new and exciting finds from the local scene.  Specifically, my hunt was geared towards unearthing fresh local sounds and creative visuals, both of which tend to be somewhat elusive online.  If you’re producing this sort of content and would like to see […]

Weekly Poll: A Student Representative at City Hall

16sep_rep

The first week of classes have ended for most post secondary students returning to the city. With classes underway, Kingston’s downtown core has been busier than the recent tourist-filled summer months. Students play an important role within the city. As volunteers, students help contribute to a host of positive programs and initiatives. As consumers, the […]

Hall Monitor: Fore The Animals

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Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 17-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. By far, council’s two biggest items on the agenda were easy to spot from a mile away: The biggest, of course, being that staff recommended to close […]

Kai’s Delight

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I wouldn’t say my current neighbourhood, the Portsmouth Village/St. Lawrence area, is where you would expect a local foodie to reside. Sure, you can get great sushi and Japanese fare at Jina’s, but with chains like Subway and Tim Horton’s as the only other choices, I wouldn’t exactly call it a culinary Mecca when compared […]

Hall Monitor: Representative Cartography

22feb_hallmonitor

While April’s meetings are a little off from our regular schedule, our council and city staff took to Council Chambers last night for our regular meeting, sort  of; and as usual, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. I suppose I’ll get the easy part over with first. Our meeting began with a […]

Hall Monitor: Fare Votes

22feb_hallmonitor

As usual, council and city staff took to Council Chambers for our regular council meeting last night; the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. Last night we didn’t get to see a new piece of the tech system, which was probably for the better, as there were still a few hiccups in the […]

Hall Monitor: Split Pot

22feb_hallmonitor

Our dutifully elected council and city staff once again took to Council Chambers for our regular council meeting last night, and they introduced the electronic voting component. Like usual, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. While we heard a lot off the top of the meeting on we, quite surprisingly, had nobody […]

Glass Studio Adds a Colourful Angle to artignite

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Kingston has recently begun its annual artignite festival once again, and is now hosting its fourth year of this artistic showcase. Artignite is a yearly display of creative pursuits by local talent: visual arts, music, comedy, dance, theatre, and much more. The event began in 2009 when the city came together with the university, the […]