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KFPL series Meet Our Makers highlights people of Frontenac County

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KPFL) has partnered with Frontenac Business Services and Suzy Lamont Photography to create a series of short films highlighting one amazing feature of Frontenac County: its people. According to a release from the library, there are many advantages to living, working, and playing in a

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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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Downtown Kingston merchants to offer outdoor shopping Saturday

While it isn’t the official Princess Street Promenade experience, it’s certainly the closest event to it Kingston has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, Princess Street will be closed to vehicles while downtown Kingston merchants participate in a day-long on-street shopping experience. From 10

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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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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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Over 100 local businesses supported by Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program

The Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program, a partnership program between Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) and The City of Kingston is has been awarded to 111 local businesses. The program received 264 applications requesting $2.4M in funding, according to a release from Kingston EcDev. This program assists small businesses in Kingston,

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CSN Gananoque continues excellent customer service under new management

Did you know the CSN Collision Centre in Gananoque is an extension of the Gan Chev dealership? The body shop was part of the Gan Chev service department, and still is, even though they have moved to a state-of the-art facility on Herbert Street. The original body shop at Gan

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Chalk Your Walk fundraiser by The Rocking Horse supports Kids Inclusive

During the current province-wide lockdown, The Rocking Horse is hoping to spread joy, optimism, and inspiration to the people of Kingston through their Chalk Your Walk Fundraiser. For every chalk drawing or message shared with The Rocking Horse on their event page, the business will donate 50 cents to Kids

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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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YGK Sign Wars heating up after Friendly Fires ignites the battle

Kingston is jumping on the bandwagon of sign wars to keep up spirits during this third round of pandemic lockdown. On Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021, Friendly Fires was the first to call out another local business, telling Gilmours “We have the grills. Where’s the beef” on their Dalton Avenue sign.

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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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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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