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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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COBS Bread Kingston raises over $20k for The Food Sharing Project

Thanks to generous fund matching from COBS Bread Kingston, The Food Sharing Project will be investing $21,600 toward their mission of getting healthy food to students at schools, and to families of vulnerable students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Logan, franchisee of the COBS location in the Rio Can centre,

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Letter of reflection on COVID-19: One year later

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Last week, on March 11, it was the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like all organizations, a lot changed for United Way Kingston, Frontenac,

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Queen’s students give back to community with Sunshine Celebrations

A group of students at Queen’s University are giving back to the Kingston community in a new way. Sunshine Celebrations, which launched earlier this year, plans birthday parties for children and families in need in the Kingston area. “This organization was started by a group of Queen’s students who were looking for

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Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario goes virtual

Routinely raising half a million dollars in support of Special Olympics Ontario, the annual Polar Plunge is back, and this year it’s fully virtual. In Kingston the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser looks a little different this year, as participants in the city and from across the province join in to

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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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AMHS-KFLA and Frontenac OPP partnership supports rural communities

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), alongside Addiction and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) are relaunching a program cut short by the pandemic in March 2020. In the spring, the innovative, collaborative program saw experienced mental health staff at AMHS-KFLA partner with

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Give back to the community at the United Way Community Donation Drive

The giving season is upon us, and the United Way says many people in the Kingston community are looking for ways to help their fellow community members who may be in need this year. The pandemic has been difficult for many in KFL&A and as the effects of COVID-19 continue,

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United Way campaign raises over $3.1 million to support community

The United Way KFL&A has surpassed their campaign goal, raising a total of $3,180,301. This achievement was announced by Campaign Chair Antje McNeely during a virtual campaign touchdown event on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, with more than 150 community members tuning in from various workplaces and sectors throughout KFL&A. In

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Free program to help residents with shopping during the pandemic

As we head into the holiday shopping season, a new initiative has begun here in Kingston, which may make it easier for immunocompromised individuals to check items off their list. Shopping Angels Canada is a community led program designed to provide shopping services to those deemed especially at-risk for contracting

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YMCA releases update on Strong Communities Campaign

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario thanks everyone who has supported the Strong Communities Campaign so far, and is hoping to keep the momentum strong for their annual fundraiser. With the campaign wrapping up at the end of the month, a final push is on to raise the much needed funds

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The Beer Store campaign raises over $23,000 for KHSC

At an informal gathering outside the Midland Avenue location on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, The Beer Store presented a generous gift to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF), which will support Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Since the onset of COVID-19, The Beer Store has been running a fundraising campaign

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