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The view from Harriet’s window

The following is a submitted article on Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, looking at her role as one of the Kingston area’s earliest feminists. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. The Cartwright house on King Street provides a window to the Kingston of 1833; it

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Queen’s student James Juhasz pushes forward toward Olympic dream

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, the weather was 23 degrees Celsius and after a long day of training in the wind and the waves, and James Juhasz, 21, reached Kingstonist at 6:15 pm, his time.  His time being in Valletta, Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea, which might

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Get a view of the waterfront and a history lesson with a private tour on the Island Queen

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises has a passion for showcasing the history and beauty of the Kingston waterfront to local Kingstonians, a passion which has become much more challenging in the context of COVID-19. This summer, adhering to Public Health guidelines, they are offering tours for up to 10 people, maintaining

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Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village, set to reopen

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced its historic sites, Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village will reopen Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020. “We have truly missed welcoming guests,” said Geoff Waycik, Director of Historic Sites. “Our teams have been hard at work preparing the grounds and adjusting programming to

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L&A County Museum and Archives creating COVID-19 time capsule

The world has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the different changes we’re all experiencing are history in the making. It is for that reason the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Museum and Archives in Napanee is creating a COVID-19 time capsule to capture the happenings in L&A communities

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Kingston Frameworks presents ‘We Remember: 100 Years of Kingston’

There are many ways to define Kingston – A university town, a tourism hub in eastern Ontario, a city rich in national history – but one thing that is undeniable is this city’s connection to the military. This is evident when looking through historic images of Kingston. Not only does

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City to lead further conversation on Sir John A. Macdonald’s impact

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Jennifer Campbell, manager of cultural heritage, for the City of Kingston, and Guy Freedman, president and senior partner of First Peoples Group, shared how they plan to continue the conversation about Sir John A Macdonald’s connections to Kingston, and his impact and legacy across Canada.

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Here in Kingston at 115 Ordnance Street

History takes many shapes in the city of Kingston, from historic homes and famous meetings, to the people who have walked the streets of our fair community. Here in Kingston at 115 Ordnance Street, surround by the prayers and worship of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Vincent de Paul,

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Kingston’s Original Hockey Hall of Fame announces new president

After serving 19 years as president and dedicating nearly 40 years to the organization, Mark Potter is stepping down from his role at the helm of the Original Hockey Hall of Fame. A well-known personality in the local hockey scene, Potter joined Kingston’s Original Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981,

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Here in Kingston at 270 King Street East

Here in Kingston at 270 King Street East is St. George’s Cathedral. This is not only a place of worship for the Anglican faith but a landmark of downtown Kingston. Just after the dust settled following the American Revolution, Loyalists flocked to the British colony that is now Canada. In

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Here in Kingston at 1 Lappan’s Lane

  Here in Kingston at 1 Lappan’s Lane is Novelis Inc. Formerly Alcan, this land, and the high, all-seeing sign that has dominated the Kingston landscape for decades, was also the site of a very famous visitor to Kingston. William Cody and his Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show came to

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Here in Kingston at 1401 Highway 2

  There are artifacts of our history around every corner of Kingston, and as you walk down Penny Lane to 1401 Highway 2, you will come across a pioneer cemetery with history waiting to be discovered. Milton Cemetery at 1401 Highway 2 has long been abandoned from its original purpose.

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