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Best of 2010: Dear Prison Farm Supporters

According to Kingstonist’s final poll of 2010, the Limestone City’s most defining headline of the year was the closure of our Prison Farms.  We received a generous number of photos and videos from the protests, while the most significant submission came by way of a letter via our Community Soapbox. 

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Top 10 of 2010: Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Without question, one of my favourite and most informative outings from last year was to Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library. Danielle did a fantastic job outlining the history of Joe’s M.I.L.L., and since then we’ve continued to help spread the good word.  Similar to our other best of post from

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Top 10 of 2010: The Rise of the Locavore

As I start to consider my New Year’s resolution for 2011, I think a look back at one of my goals from 2010 is in order. My personal quest to eat and support local food producers is an ongoing quest, while my initial plea for help was well received. We

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Top 10 of 2010: Nuit Blanche in Kingston

The day before this top ranking post was published, I was racking my brain to come up with a great, arts-centric poll.  I settled on proposing an all-night arts spectacle after reading numerous reviews from Torontonians who had attended Nuit Blanche that very same weekend. I had no idea the

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Top 10 of 2010: Libraries Are For Lovers (Of Books)

When our resident librarian unveiled a few, little known facts regarding KFPL, the revelations ranged from the availability of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, to Book Club Cards, as well as a full fledged movie section.  Who would have thunk it?  Cait’s post attracted some great comments as well as praise

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Top 10 of 2010: Leaving the Chair

According to the most recent results from our last poll of 2010, Kingstonist’s readers place Gerretsen’s ascent to the municipal thrown the second most significant headline of the year.  That’s debatable, however in order for young Gerretsen’s win to occur, Harvey Rosen had to step aside.  In that respect, Jordan

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Top 10 of 2010: Protesting The Commercial Seal Hunt

Last March, Kingstonist covered a locally organized protest against the commercial seal hunt. In spite of the differing opinions on both sides of this issue, the resulting discussion managed to remain respectful. In that respect, I’m always amazed that our readers are able to debate such divisive issues, while maintaining

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Top 10 of 2010: The Burger/Poutine Wars

Over the next two weeks, Kingstonist will be counting down our top 10 posts from 2010. The list includes a diverse mix of topics that are near and dear to the hear’s of our volunteer contributors. Rest assured, we’re already working on some interesting stories for 2011, but we’re suckers

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