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Celebrate Artisan Made Co’s Grand Opening with their exclusive Virtual Spring Collection

Six months after opening their doors, Artisan Made Co is holding a Grand Opening. It won’t be an in-person event, but it will be a celebration of spring online. “April marks six months in business and we wanted to celebrate with our local community and makers,” said Jessica Pecore, the

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New podcast partners with Love Over Covid to foster hope and optimism

Love Over Covid and the Two Nurses and A Doc (2RN1MD) Podcast, launching May 1, 2021, have partnered to foster hope and optimism during these challenging times. Ken Foster, of Love Over Covid, has donated ‘Love is more contagious than COVID’ t-shirts to the nurses at the Ongwanada Resource Centre,

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Simply J.R.: Basic cremation with no hidden fees

Caring for a loved one after death can be less difficult, and less expensive. James Reid Funeral Home offers two low cost, inclusive cremation packages: Simply J.R. Basic Cremation at $1997.55, and Simply J.R. Estate Cremation at $2997.60, taxes included. A thriving business in Kingston for 167 years, those with

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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A new way of buying a house comes to Kingston

A Kingston realtor is trying a new model to sell houses in the area. Jessica Hellard has teamed up with with On the Block Auctions to offer a home to interested buyers through an auction. The property, located on Davis Drive, is listed on MLS and is available for viewings

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Gan Chev celebrates 45 years as part of the Gananoque community

This spring marks Gan Chev’s 45th year in business. A feature in Gananoque since the one-car showroom opened in 1976, the dealership is a true family business and a longtime sponsor of local organizations and events. “One of our most important accomplishments is our commitment to the Gananoque community,” said

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Local machine shop supports COVID-19 testing

Nuformex, a full-service machine shop in Kingston’s west end, helps inventors and entrepreneurs who require unique, custom prototypes and short runs for their production needs. The trio of Clay Crosby, Paul Steele and George Brunner style themselves a “local, home-grown group of guys 20-years strong within the manufacturing industry.” The

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Shop sustainably with local fashion retailers

During the pandemic, a lot of us have spent time decluttering, organizing, and thinking about mindfulness and purpose. One area of our homes to consider when moving into intentional purchasing are our closets. Many brands and businesses are shifting focus from ‘fast fashion’ to high-quality, sustainable options. Here in Kingston,

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Local nutritionist launches online course thanks to pandemic funding

Local nutritionist Michelle Deschenes has taken advantage of funding and grants, which have been made available during the pandemic, to launch an online nutrition course here in Kingston. As a Registered Dietary Technologist in hospitals throughout Canada for over 20 years, Deschenes specializes in creating tailor-made nutrition plans for her

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Smitty’s holding Shrove Tuesday fundraiser for Easter Seals

Smitty’s Family Restaurant & Lounge has made some changes to their Annual Pancake Days, at their location at 2376 Princess Street, next to Bennett’s Furniture. Every year on Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, Smitty’s raises money to help with the upcoming Easter Seals Fundraising efforts, according to a

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Insider tips to start your garden right

Local gardeners can feel spring approaching, even during the very cold sunny days of February. Those of us with a green thumb are already turning to thoughts of garden planning and seed starting, despite the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enjoying, mostly from home. A few local gardening businesses have

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February giveaways at Gan Chev supports community during lockdown

By February, we’re all feeling a little tired of the cold, and this year we’re tired of the COVID lockdown as well. Gan Chev is looking to support local Gananoque businesses, and perhaps lift some spirits, with 16 Days of Giveaways over the four weeks of February. “We wanted to

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