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Inner Harbour Collective founds scholarship to support boys in ballet

Two successful male ballet dancers, who got their start at Kingston dance studio 5678, have started a scholarship to support and encourage boys to explore the world of ballet. Funds will be raised through a live showcase hosted by the Inner Harbour Collective later this month. Daniel Robertson-Styles and Bryce

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Napanee grassroots initiatives ramp up to show more pride during Pride Month

It’s about accepting people for who they are.” — Chris Beauchesne June is Pride month and while many communities have quickly stepped up to celebrate in big, elaborate ways, Greater Napanee has arguably taken a slower, backseat approach to Pride celebrations, according to some in the community. During a Greater

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KSS students seek funds for Little Forest outdoor classroom

Kingston Secondary School (KSS) students are asking for your help to plant a “Little Forest” outdoor classroom in Champlain Park. Namirah Quadir, Urban Student Trustee for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Isadora Ferguson of Friday’s for Future Kingston, both students at KSS, appear in a YouTube video asking

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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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Impact of hearing disability magnified for local woman during pandemic

While wearing masks may be an uncomfortable annoyance for the majority of the population, there are those who experience much more significant problems due to this particular pandemic protocol. Chelsea Prust, a 25-year-old woman raising a two and a half year old, finds it very difficult to function in public

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Kingston ranks third on GoFundMe’s list of Most Generous Cities in Canada

The global fundraising platform GoFundMe released its annual Year in Giving Report on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Kingston has ranked third ‘most generous city’ in Canada for the year, based on donations per capita. “Kingston continues to prove its generosity, from helping a local music scene legend fight terminal bone

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Mixed reactions to $1,500 raised for wooden shelters at Belle Park

Two Kingston residents have raised $1,500 for lumber and building supplies for the campers at Belle Park, despite the looming deadline for their occupancy of Friday, Jul. 31. Tabassum Pasha and Christina Zheng, both fourth-year commerce students at Queen’s University, met their fundraising goal on GoFundMe.com in just under three

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Missing 20 year-old man confirmed deceased

A 20 year-old Kingston man who was reported missing on June 27, 2020, has been found sadly deceased. Police located the body of Jaykumar Shaileshbhai Bhikhabhai Patel in Lake Ontario on Wednesday, July 1, at Battery Park in Kingston. Jaykumar came to Kingston in September 2018 as an International student,

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Two local servers launch Kingston Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

When Maleeha Ghani, a bartender and server at Le Chien Noir, was laid off due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some conversations she had with her colleagues hit her hard. “I had a few conversations with coworkers from the kitchen and front of house that were heartbreaking. In this industry,

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Resident rallies community support for Martha’s Table during pandemic

As the situation concerning the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 continues to affect the day-to-day lives of Kingstonians, many are looking for ways to help out their fellow residents in the community. With the government and health care authorities urging social distancing, it can be difficult to find ways for the

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GoFundMe campaign set up for injured former Fronts therapist

Sports therapists are the backbone of every team and Ryan Bennett has been in that role for a number of local teams, helping many athletes over the years. Now, he needs the help of the community. Bennett was the last therapist for the Belleville Bulls, who moved to Hamilton following

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