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Odessa garden supports Kingston’s vulnerable community

The stories we tell as we till the land are stories that we will carry with us always” A little patch of land in Odessa — transformed into Jalal Community Charity Garden — has touched the lives of so many people. The property owner, the organizers, the volunteers and the

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Community Foundation alters spring grants help local COVID-19 response

It seems most everything is at least slightly different in the world since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spring grant program through the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area is no different. Normally, the Community Foundation hosts a spring grants award evening, where grants are given out

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Kingston’s ‘Street Mom’, the Kingston Street Mission, and the inconvenience of community service

Marilyn McLean is known to many as ‘Street Mom.’ Almost every evening from mid-November to mid-April, ‘Mom’ can be found at the Kingston Street Mission at St. Andrew’s Church at the corner of Princess and Clergy Streets. She’s the chair of that organization, volunteering her time to help the homeless,

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