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BGC now offering weekend programs for children

Following the launch of expanded youth programs last week, BGC South East is now offering weekend programs for children aged four to 12 at their 1300 Bath Road location. “It’s about offering safe spaces and quality programs for children and families, during the times they need. We recognize this is

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Wynn Farms’ delivers ‘wynn-ing’ family-friendly experience

Some farms just seem to have it all. With a challenging corn maze, pick-your-own apples, in-house apple cider, make-your-own flower bouquets, and specialty caramel apples, Wynn Farms — just a 20 minute drive west of Amherstview — is a ‘wynn-er.’ James and Sarah Wynn started farming 10 years ago, taking

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New pop culture trivia game show to film in Kingston

Pop Whiz, a new trivia game show airing on GameTV, is inviting local teenagers between the ages of 13-17 to audition for a chance to be on national TV. The game show will be filming in Kingston later this month. The trivia show will engage Canadian teenagers and test their

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Campfire Songs moves to Hemlock Downs Park in Glenburnie

Campfire Songs, a popular event usually held at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, will now take place at Hemlock Downs Park in rural Kingston. For two Thursdays, Aug. 12 and 26, the free community event will feature singalongs led by local musicians around a campfire at the park at 550 Aragon Rd. in Glenburnie. Since 2013, the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

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KBA saves summer one little leaguer at a time

I will never be an athlete. Not unless sarcasm becomes an Olympic sport. I mean, I “did sports” as a child, mainly baseball and only because it was expected of me.  And then I did a stint of hyper-violent lacrosse and rugby in high school to take out my adolescent

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KSD offering dance intensive training for youth this summer

With the return to in-person activities, Kingston School of Dance (KSD) is offering a week-long dance intensive for youth with previous dance experience. Youth dancers, ages 10 and up, can experience week-long intensive dance instruction at the long-running dance school. The dance intensives will take place during the week of

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Kingston fitness expert helps new parents stay active with their little ones

Jamie Straker, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach and owner of JS Fitness is helping new parents stay active with their young ones by promoting wellness activities and teaching them how to run with strollers safely during the summer. Straker provides online group fitness classes for new parents who are looking

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RKY Camp unveils changes: family camps, new buildings

There’s no virtual substitute for the bonds you make with your peers while attending overnight camp.” — D’Arcy Munn, RKY Camp Director Canoeing, swimming, roasting smores, telling ghost stories around the campfire—these are some of the fun activities hundreds of kids normally get to do at RKY Camp on Eagle

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Community organizations offer mobile teen drop-in for Gananoque

Youth in Gananoque will soon have a safe space to gather, thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, the Town of Gananoque, the United Way, the Gananoque Police, and RNJ Youth Services. Following the success of the teen program in operation at the Brockville YMCA, these local

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Fort Henry to open this weekend with modified programming

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has announced that Fort Henry historic site will reopen this weekend with modified outdoor programming. In order to comply with public health measures, advice and restrictions, Fort Henry will be offering outdoor tours in Step One of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen Ontario plan, the

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King Con returns in virtual format for 2021

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), along with Minotaur Games and Gift and Kingston Nexus are excited to announce the return of King Con in a virtual format for 2021. King Con 2021, Kingston’s preeminent festival of sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming, cosplay, and other pop culture fandoms, is happening June

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Why you need a regular veterinarian

Veterinary medicine has never been busier in regards to taking care of animals and growing as a business (yes, it is a business) than over the past year. Currently, we are booking appointments three weeks ahead of time, and surgeries almost two months out. We do leave room for emergencies,

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