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H’art Centre launches fundraiser for Kingston’s newest inclusive arts space

As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease, H’art Centre has launched a new fundraising campaign, Mix It Up, with the goal of expanding its space offering a community art hub for artists with disabilities and those facing barriers. The Mix It Up campaign aims to raise $30,000 by early December 2021, which

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Kingston restaurant resumes patio dining with help from the community

Last month, Amadeus Cafe, a local Kingston restaurant, lost their winter heaters to theft that they had installed the previous year to extend the patio dining option for customers.  The incident happened just at the time the cafe was starting to kick off its annual Oktoberfest festivities — and just

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Family, friends give over $20k to Maltby Centre in memory of Tyler Lambert

In an effort to increase access to mental health services for young people – particularly young males – the family and friends of one local man who was lost too young are creating a memorial fund in his memory. Tyler Lambert was just 18 years old when he passed away

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Kingston couple helping a homeless man get micro home

While working one day from home on her front porch, Kim Cormier, a mortgage agent in Kingston, saw David McDonald struggling with the tire of his scooter in front of her house. As Cormier describes, it was a hot, humid day, and she offered to help the man and asked

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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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