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‘Hands Up for LGC’ brings sense of community back to local gymnastics club

Loyalist Gymnastics Club (LGC) is working hard to rebuild the sense of community lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-house fundraising campaign, ‘Hands Up for LGC,’ is raising funds for the club, and reconnecting its members. “With the pandemic going on a year now, the Sponsorship Coordinator from the

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March of the Museums goes virtual — in April

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) have announced their March of the Museum event will take place this year, though with some significant changes. Due to the pandemic, and the change to the regular school March Break, the event will happen in April, and has

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South Frontenac cancels Swim and Day Camp programs for 2021

The Township of South Frontenac has made the decision to cancel their Swim and Day Camp programs for the 2021 season. This is the second season the Township’s summer programs will be cancelled due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19. According to a release from the Township of South Frontenac, the

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Queen’s students give back to community with Sunshine Celebrations

A group of students at Queen’s University are giving back to the Kingston community in a new way. Sunshine Celebrations, which launched earlier this year, plans birthday parties for children and families in need in the Kingston area. “This organization was started by a group of Queen’s students who were looking for

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CRCA Maple Madness programming altered for 2021 season

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is not holding their regular Maple Madness programming at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation area this year. However, there are some family friendly maple themed activities happening on the weekends throughout the rest of March. Guided sugar bush tours and interpretive talks and demos will be

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Kingston Gets Active Month challenge offers free virtual activities

This year, Kingston Gets Active Month has teamed up with St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students to offer a challenge, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues. According to a release from Kingston Gets Active, this month is traditionally a time to try a new

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Operation Warm Feet forecasts increased demand for 2021 campaign

For more than 20 years, Operation Warm Feet (OWF) has been working to supply winter footwear to children and youth who need it, and this year was no exception. The program, run by Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), has been providing children up to the age of 18 from low-income

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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Letter: Raising autistic children is hard, but there is support

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. When I read the article Kingston Costco refuses service for mask non-compliance earlier this week, my heart went out to all involved.  Being a single parent (divorced) to

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Letter: We’re all in this together – even when we have to be apart

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. We are all in this together. It has become the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, recited by every level of government, from the top down. And it is

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Festive light contest raises funds for parent councils

The Module de l’Acadie parent council is pleased to announce an exciting first-time fundraiser just in time for the holiday season. The Holiday Lights Contest Fundraiser will see families, friends and neighbours of participating west end schools either decorating their homes for judging, or taking a tour of the lit-up

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Kingston author tells her family’s story in new children’s book

A Kingston mother has become an author in an effort to educate children about families like hers. Jennie Carr’s book ‘The Best Daddy Belongs to Us,’ helps to explain acquired spinal injury to children by showcasing her own family’s journey. She said she was inspired to write the book after

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