The Luso Sessions: Old Haunt – Scatter/January 3

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As we approach the final long weekend of the summer, the return to the classroom and/or office is imminent.  Admittedly, I’d rather be back outside tending to the garden, going for a refreshing swim at the lake, or hitting play one last time on my summer 2014 playlist.  Accordingly, what better time than now to […]

The Luso Sessions: Hollerado – Americanarama

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With the Ottawa-based power pop quartet, Hollerado, readying to take the stage at The Mansion this evening, today’s share from The Luso Sessions is very apropos. 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 […]

The Luso Sessions: Craig Cardiff – Recovering

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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 […]

Kingston named an international Top 7 Intelligent Community

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Kingston has been named as one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) based out of New York City. “This is a tremendous recognition for Kingston,” said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. “To be selected as a Top 7 intelligent community out of 400 globally speaks to our […]

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

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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

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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 […]