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Kingston Fall Fair 2021 postponed

The Board of Directors of the Kingston & District Agricultural Society have made the difficult decision to postpone the full 190th Kingston Fall Fair to 2022. While the situation is far different from this time last year, the board said they still feel they would not be able to manage

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Vogue Charity Fashion Show supports Almost Home with virtual event

For the past 24 years, the Queen’s and Kingston communities have come together to produce the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS). The annual show, combining music, design and dance in support of a charity in the KFL&A region, is streaming online this year, due to pandemic restrictions. Typically held at

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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City announces recipients of the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. Yesterday, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the 2020 recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards at an online event. “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s

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New program, Uke Can Do It For Adults, launching at KFPL

Many people have found relief from the stresses of lockdown by taking up new hobbies or rediscovering old ones, like breadmaking, handwork, or playing a musical instrument. Kingston Frontenac Public Library offers a number of creative ideas for entertainment during the long winter, not to mention our current lockdown situation.

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Kingston Pen ‘perfect location’ for Star Trek: Discovery scenes

Star Trek: Discovery fans will see the familiar stone architecture of Kingston Penitentiary in this week’s episode of the sci-fi series. A year ago, cast and film crews spent two weeks here in Kingston, filming scenes for Season 3’s Episode 11, which will be available to watch at 9 p.m.

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CFRC annual fundraiser kicks off with The Savage Family Band

On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University is launching its 15th Annual Funding Drive. The station will host in studio performances and rotating programs with special guests from the community throughout its two-month funding drive ending December 31st. “Funding from the community ensures we have trained

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Grand OnStage shifts to virtual performances for 2020-2021 season

The Grand OnStage program is launching a virtual program for the 2020-2021 season. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, with an online performance by guitarist Jesse Cook, the virtual programming will include unique and customized online streamed experiences of exceptional artistic presentations. According to a press release from the City of Kingston, dated

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First ever Shortwave Theatre Festival hits CFRC airwaves this November

Looking for some theatrical performances to enjoy from the comfort, and safety, of your own home? Local theatre collective Cellar Door Project, and CFRC 101.9 FM are holding a collaborative presentation of the first ever Shortwave Theatre Festival on CFRC’s airwaves from Sunday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

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Things to do when you want to get out of the house this fall

With the fall weather here to stay, you may be looking for some indoor activities and outings to safely participate in. Local businesses and organizations are putting the safety of the community first when offering classes or activities to keep us entertained indoors. These businesses are ready to host you

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Local organizations ready to welcome kids and families back to fall programming

With the return of school, parents may be wondering what safe and fun activities are open for business this fall. Many local organizations are setting up registration and classes, and making changes to procedures, to ensure a safe return to regular programming. (Or at least close to it.) Take a

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Take in Skeleton Park Arts Fest at home

The 15th annual Skeleton Park Arts Fest (SPAF) will be moving mostly online this year in light of COVID-19. Although many of the live events will be happening in cyberspace, initiatives have been created to offer socially distant arts experiences in-person in the neighbourhood, including the Next Door art show,

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