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West-end patios open for business

Outdoor dining is one of the first options available to hungry Ontarians as the province reopens from months of lockdown. Kingston’s west end has a fabulous collection of patios ready to serve you. Patio dining is an amazing way to enjoy the summer months, support local restaurants, and start getting

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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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New restaurant delivery service helps end hunger

A brand new online restaurant delivery service launched this week here in Kingston. Jubzi (pronounced jub-zee) rolled out here on Monday, May 3, 2021 and 40 Kingston eateries have already signed on. Jubzi Inc. launched four months ago in Windsor, Ontario and has been a success with restaurant owners, the

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Hard Way Cider expands to Kingston’s West End

Steve and Lisa Goddard opened Hard Way Cider in 2016 after friends were constantly asking them for more of their home brew. After finding great success with their brews, the pair have opened a new location in Kingston’s west end. According to the Lisa, Steve had the initial idea of

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Support local women in business this Mother’s Day

Celebrating our second Mother’s Day during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal. Women, especially working mothers, have been taking on more than their fair share of stress during this uncertain time. From leaving the workforce to care for their families during lockdown periods, to facing barriers to reemployment due to the

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Home-based Food Businesses must follow Provincial Regulations

KFL&A Public Health is reporting an increased interest in people opening home-based food businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to starting a new business venture of this style, it is important to research the requirements of opening a food-related business in your home, Public Health said in a release dated

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Get a view of the waterfront and a history lesson with a private tour on the Island Queen

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises has a passion for showcasing the history and beauty of the Kingston waterfront to local Kingstonians, a passion which has become much more challenging in the context of COVID-19. This summer, adhering to Public Health guidelines, they are offering tours for up to 10 people, maintaining

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A guide to the reopening of patios in Kingston

We did it Kingston! We went rogue and now our patios are open. The weather is getting warmer, the hair cuts are getting shorter and the community is coming together once more. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. So here are some tips to follow if you want to

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The YGK Artisan Market’s spring market goes virtual

YGK Artisan Market’s mission is bringing community together by supporting shopping local and giving back to local charities. Run by a non-profit volunteer team that includes Jessica Pecore (founder and co-owner of Ella Pearl Boutique), Blaize R. (Co-host and custom care coordinator at The Judy May Real Estate Team), and

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Opening for business when everything is closed

It is no secret that Kingston, Ontario, Canada and the rest of the world have taken a huge economic hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stock market has crashed and the unemployment rates have spiked to historical highs. Businesses that have been established for multiple decades are struggling to

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Jiffy Grill to close one of its three locations

For over 28 years, Farida Hussain has owned The Jiffy Grill, a popular diner at the Kingston Centre. This coming Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, will mark the end of a long era as the Jiffy Grill closes its Kingston Centre location. In the last 10 years, though, Farida

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