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The view from Harriet’s window

The following is a submitted article on Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, looking at her role as one of the Kingston area’s earliest feminists. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. The Cartwright house on King Street provides a window to the Kingston of 1833; it

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Renovated Market Wing in Kingston’s City Hall opens for visitors

The newly renovated Market Wing in Kingston City Hall National Historic Site is scheduled to open to the public on a limited basis starting Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The former administrative space is now accessible, and has been designed to house exhibitions and programs that combine history and the arts

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Local citizens recognized with Excellence in Conservation Heritage award

The Ontario Heritage Trust has recognized the commitment to the restoration of the Ham House in Bath by Bonnie Crook and Ron Tasker with a Lieutenant’s Governor’s Excellence in Conservation Heritage Award. “For more than ten years, Bonnie and Ron, with the assistance of their two children, have carefully restored

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Two sites recognized with 2020 Heritage Conservation Awards

Since 1982, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF) has been actively encouraging the preservation and retention of local built structures by providing heritage conservation awards to owners, designers and builders of many significant buildings/structures and some lesser-known projects within the boundaries of their large geographic area. Each year, with the assistance

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Kingston Symphony creates digital performance for Remembrance Day

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, and in honour of Remembrance Day, the Kingston Symphony has once again come together, digitally, to perform a brand new piece called Tracing Colville by award-winning Canadian composer and Kingston resident, Dean Burry. Commissioned by the Kingston Symphony to perform

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Cataraqui Cemetery improves access to the Cross of Sacrifice

Near the center of Cataraqui Cemetery lies the Field of Honour. The uniform rows of military monuments, with the Cross of Sacrifice at it’s centre, make this historical cemetery section stand out among the acres of headstones marking final resting places. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 would have seen The Day

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Graeme Watson recognized with Volunteer Service Award of Excellence

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) presented the OMA Awards of Excellence 2020 at the OMA’s first virtual Conference, on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. The accomplishments of the Award Recipients will be showcased in a social media campaign starting today, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The 2020 OMA Annual Conference is inspired

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Intimate ceremony marks 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Members and veterans of the Royal Canadian Air Force marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Kingston’s City Park. “Today, we honour the sacrifices of those brave Canadians and allies who risked their lives 80 years ago,” Chief Warrant Officer Andy Sargent,

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Hotel Dieu Hospital marks 175 years with ‘visible and virtual’ events

The Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is marking 175 years serving the Kingston community. According to a media release from KHSC dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in September 1845, a notice started appearing in the Kingston Chronicle and Gazette stating that “The Hotel Dieu”

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Kingston Pen Tours opens for fifth season

Kingston Pen Tours will be officially reopening for its fifth season of guided tours on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) in partnership with Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced today, Thursday Jul. 16, 2020. Since its launch in May 2016, over 300,000 guests have come through

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Weekend activities to make YGK smile

It’s been over a month since the City of Kingston declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staying entertained is getting more and more difficult. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of pandemic-safe activities (providing everyone adheres to physical distancing guidelines and only participates

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Loyalist Township acquires three historic properties in Bath

Loyalist Township will now take the charge of preserving three historic properties in Bath, Ontario, as well as the historic contents of these buildings, after the Township legally acquired the properties this month. According to a press release from the Township, those properties are Layer Cake Hall, the Bath Town

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