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Silent act of community outreach puts purses filled with essentials in the hands of those in need

“I guess I knew there was a need for personal products for women, that people need them in the community, that people were struggling.” Rev. Susan McAllister An odd sight—14 summery, colourful purses hanging on a metal railing—might have caught your attention at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets

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‘They gave me back my life’ – Prosthetic returned to owner with a Kingston twist of fate

When it comes to communities coming forward to help one another, Kingston is not short on stories — but some stories just take on a new sense of awe due to those involved. On a fine Sunday afternoon, July 4, 2021, at around 3:30 p.m., Donna-Rose Hill, along with her

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YGK Thrift store set to open; all proceeds to go to Almost Home

 Last year, Almost Home, a charitable organization, announced plans to open a thrift store to raise funds for their operations. This year, that idea is coming to life, with YGK Thrift is launching in June 2021.  Just recently, Almost Home received a generous donation of $30,000 from the Kinsmen Club

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YMCA’s Love Yourself, Actually challenge hopes to create social connection

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is launching the Love Yourself, Actually challenge this February. Participate virtually by using the #LoveYourselfActually hashtag on social media to share your feel good moments of self-care and relaxation. Staying self-isolated through our second lockdown while heading into February can make it difficult to stay

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Letter: Give 30 Campaign thanks Kingston for overwhelming support

To the Members of the Kingston community, Monday, August 31, marked the final day of the Give 30 2020 Campaign. This year, the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic causing us to go into lockdown resulted in an early launch to ease the unexpected and increased needs brought to our local

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Local group providing weekly homemade meals to Kingston Youth Shelter

A group of four Kingston residents are collaborating to provide weekly dinners to the Kingston Youth Shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Called “The Friday Night Supper Club,” the initiative aims to foster an interest and taste for fresh, homemade food among the shelter’s residents, as well as a sense of

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Weekend activities to make YGK smile

It’s been over a month since the City of Kingston declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staying entertained is getting more and more difficult. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of pandemic-safe activities (providing everyone adheres to physical distancing guidelines and only participates

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Family ‘overwhelmed’ by support for cereal drive in late son’s honour

One room in Roberta Faroldi’s home is stacked floor to ceiling with the familiar yellow boxes of Cheerios and Shreddies cereal, and she couldn’t be happier. That’s because the cereal has all been donated in honour of her late son, Brady Faroldi, and will now play an important role in

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LCVI Special Olympics athletes treated to celebratory lunch

  When it comes to celebrating diversity in the community, local business owner Jimmy Hassan is no stranger to drawing attention to how important all Kingstonians are to making this city thrive. Having emigrated from Pakistan in 2003, Hassan has since not only set up a popular Pizza Pizza location

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Kingston’s first Queer Prom takes place this weekend

  The Kingston Youth Pride Council and Queen’s Faculty of Education Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) are presenting Queer Prom on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. Queer Prom will be taking place at the Queen’s University Faculty of Education at 511 Union Street West, a fully

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UpLIFT Kingston brings community together in outdoor fitness and yoga

  When local real estate sales representative Echo Perry-Cumberland was looking for a new way to get involved in the community, she knew an idea she’d been slowly working on for years would be ideal. “The seeds of this series were planted years ago, and I am excited to announce

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Sneak peek: Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch set to reopen this weekend

The renovations are finally complete, and doors are ready to open this Saturday at the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Downtown library patrons have been without a branch since December 2018, when the temporary library space on Wellington St closed its doors. Originally slated to open in

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