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Local United Way hosts second annual ‘Tampon Tuesday’ drive

After the tremendous success of last year’s Tampon Tuesday drive, the United Way is again asking for period product donations during their second annual event. Over 45,000 hygiene products were donated last year, and distributed to agencies and individuals in need in the community, the United Way said in a

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Fill the Ambulance Food Drive has increased importance this season

With the cancellation of the Santa Parade this year, The Partners in Mission Food Bank say the Fill the Ambulance Food Drive is of extra importance this year. Frontenac Paramedic Lise-Anne Lepage-McBain will be hosting the event again this year with her Frontenac Paramedics volunteer team, according to a statement

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Cereal drive in memory of Brady Faroldi enters fifth year

When Brady Faroldi was in his first placement as part of the Queen’s Consecutive Education program (teacher’s college), he noticed something that would change his life, and his legacy. There, in the school, before classes began, he noticed that students would enter the classroom and drop off their backpacks, before

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Kingston Muslim community leaders encourage support for local food bank

By the calendar, Ramadan is set to begin this year on Thursday, Apr. 23. On a typical year, the beginning of Ramadan would also mark the kick off an international campaign of locally-based charitable giving by an organization called Give 30. The Muslim community in Kingston is an active part

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Support programs for South Frontenac, rural Kingston continue during pandemic

As the community deals with job loss, closures, and a variety of other difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Frontenac Community Services is maintaining some of their programs to ensure residents have necessary supports. South Frontenac Community Services serves the residents of South Frontenac and rural Kingston (in the

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Local United Way hosts first ‘Tampon Tuesday’ drive for those in need

Some of the most requested items at local food banks and shelters are menstrual products – which are also some of the least donated items. That’s why the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) has partnered with local labour partners and Queen’s University, along with Bell Media,

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Tommy has left the building… well, for now, at least

Less than a month away from its eight year anniversary, Tommy’s restaurant on Princess Street has closed its doors to the public for the next two months. As a result of damage caused by the flooding that occurred in August of this year, the restaurant will have to undergo extensive

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Seeing is Believing Tour: Breaking stigma one tour at a time

By Jemma Dooreleyers Whether it was a food drive in elementary school, a high school fashion show fundraiser, or a coin jar at the front of a local business, I can guarantee that you have you have been involved with raising money for the United Way, one way or another.

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Top Five Things to See and Do in May 2015

While May is just around the corner, let’s not forget that it snowed last week and it’s still a bit too chilly for wasting the day away on local patios.  Thankfully our top five things to see and do in May 2015 will warm you up and get you out

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