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Celebrate Art After Dark in downtown Kingston

On Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, Art After Dark returns to downtown Kingston. Art galleries and art-loving businesses are once again opening their doors so art enthusiasts can start or add to their personal art collections. Art After Dark will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in various locations in

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Recipients of City of Kingston Arts Fund Adapt Grant announced

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has announced the recipients of the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Adapt Grant, a COVID-19 responsive funding program that supports projects that address pandemic-related challenges through new ways of working. $100,000 was available through the 2021 Adapt Grant. In 2021, Kingston City Council allocated

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Boehme: ‘Stepping away from a broken system and stepping up for change’

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Regrettably, I must inform you that I am officially stepping down as PC Candidate for Kingston and the Islands. I do not make this decision lightly; on

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Shoreline documentary brings awareness to plastic pollution in Lake Ontario

Shoreline: The Paddle Against Plastic, A Greener Future’s documentary exploring plastic pollution in Lake Ontario, has been released by Vimeo and is now available to stream online. The documentary follows Rochelle Byrne, founder of A Greener Future, as she paddles the edge of Lake Ontario and brings awareness to lake

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City requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter recreational facilities

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, individuals 12 and older will need to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of Kingston recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre unless an exemption applies. According to a release from the City, dated Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, COVID-19 proof of vaccination checks will be performed in conjunction

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Opinion: City’s Rideau Heights plans are bad for tenants

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op-ed written by Doug Yearwood. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that there is a housing crisis raging across Kingston.  Especially for working class people who are tenants,

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DSF Birth Story Winner – Dear Diary: October 1979

For the third year, the Birth Story Writing Contest held by the Doula Support Foundation (DSF) brought a wealth of moving birth stories. By sharing birth stories, DSF offers a realistic view of what giving birth really is, to generate solidarity among birthers and maternity care professionals and create a positive culture

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Murdoch Mysteries season premiere had Kingston masquerading as Montreal

Anyone who tuned in to the season 15 Premier of Murdoch Mysteries last night on CBC got an eyeful of Kingston scenery. Scenes for the popular detective series were filmed locally in May, though the public was discouraged from attending the locations due to the ongoing restrictions and safety protocols

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2021 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development now accepting applications

Applications for the 2021 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development are now being accepted by The Kingston Arts Council (KAC). This grant supports emerging artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education, read a media release dated Thursday, Sept. 8, 2021. Totalling $2,500 in

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GNAAA art exhibition brings ‘Joy’ to Kingston

“Joy!” the 4th Annual Greater Napanee and Area Arts Association (GNAAA) Juried Art Exhibition is taking place this year at the Window Art Gallery in Kingston.   “We’re a group of about 44 artists in the Greater Napanee area. For the first time, we’ve had the opportunity to show in the

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Refugees share experiences in virtual Pump House series

The PumpHouse Museum is holding a series of free, virtual events this fall that will highlight the stories of local residents who arrived in Canada as refugees. These free events complement the exhibition, Refuge Canada, on view at the PumpHouse now until mid-November. Refugees Welcome: Refuge Canada Speaker Series invites residents

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Kingston Symphony returns to the stage with Masterworks concert ‘What’s Next?’

The Kingston Symphony is returning to the stage for the first time in almost two years. What’s Next?, the first Masterworks concert of the 2021-2022 season, will be streamed live from the Isabel Bader Centre. Tickets are on sale now, and the performance will be broadcast on the Kingston Symphony’s

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