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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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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2020

This holiday long weekend will certainly look different from the Easter weekends that came before it, as residents in Kingston and across the country are urged to continue to stay at home and maintain physical distancing. This means only leaving home for essential trips, and not gathering with those we

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Kingston kicks off the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier

Kingston has been talking about it and preparing for it for well over a year, and today, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, we can finally say it’s here – The 2020 Tim Hortons Brier begins today. Anyone in the downtown core is sure to notice the Brier is upon us. From

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Santa Claus is coming to town: 2019 nighttime parade

With the snow acting as the perfect backdrop, the 16th annual Nighttime Santa Parade will take place tomorrow evening in downtown Kingston. Presented by the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA), the 2019 parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The parade will take its usual route, leaving

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A guide to Halloween in Kingston 2019

While the weather isn’t doing us any favours in terms of ideal Halloween conditions, tradition (and fun for the little ones) cannot be disrupted! With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide for all of our readers on different ways to celebrate the holiday, along with some handy tips

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Guide to apple and pumpkin picking

Now that autumn is officially here, it’s time for Kingstonist to take another look at one of the season’s best activities — apple and pumpkin picking! This activity is great for families, couples, or anyone who just wants a lot of fresh apples for a great price, or to find

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Labour Day 2019

Happy Labour Day weekend, everyone! Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day often includes parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Kingstonist’s guide to open mic nights

Kingston’s music scene is one of the best in the country, and a great series of open mic nights is crucial to the support of a healthy music community. It’s where many new musicians step on stage for the first time, and veteran musicians get to test new material and

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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What’s open and closed for Canada Day long weekend

Happy Canada Day weekend, everyone! It’s been 152 years since the British North America Act (Constitution Act) came into effect, uniting of the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, a crucial milestone in the formation of modern day Canada. And it’s also a time when those here in

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At the movies in Kingston: April 26 edition

  Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ This week box office records will be shattered, and no doubt a few tears will be shed at the movies. Here is everything that is new on screen at the Kingston cinemas for the week starting Friday, Apr. 26, 2019.  

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