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L&A County Museum hosts the weird and wonderful this summer

In the heart of Napanee is a fantasy world inhabited by weird and scary creatures, characters endowed with magical powers and strange phenomena.   “Tales of Fantasy” is a special exhibit on loan to the Lennox & Addington County Museum this summer from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science. It

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Family activity options shrinking in Kingston

The recent announcement that Kingston’s longstanding Playtrium on Days Road would be closing its doors for good as of August 31 has brought back fond memories for many, but also a prevailing sense of worry that families of young children are rapidly losing options in town. “After several decades of

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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Three Kingston charities team up to weather pandemic shortfalls

Three community agencies facing massive income shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic have decided to fundraise together, rather than compete. The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, Pathways to Education Kingston, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A all offer charitably-funded programming for Kingston’s children and youth. They’re also all heavily

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KFPL to launch favourite children’s programming online

A team of programmers from Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches across the city are busy preparing videos to share with children and families who are safe at home during this pandemic. “We’re really excited about this new initiative,” said Kim Sutherland-Mills, Manager of Programming and Outreach at Kingston Frontenac Public

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St. Lawrence College, Boys and Girls Club partner for ‘Future Vikings’ programs

You’ve likely never heard of the ‘Future Vikings,’ but get ready to, as St. Lawrence College (SLC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BCG) are partnering to offer soccer and basketball programming under that moniker. The partnership will see mentoring by SLC Vikings players, combined with the High-Five

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No one likes decluttering, despite what Marie Kondo says

Clutter is my nemesis. Having kids and a small home (but not a tiny home) means too much stuff — all the time. How do I deal with the clutter? I don’t. Sure, sometimes I’ll sort the pile of mail on my dining room table, or make the kids reorganize

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Kingston Police advise of activity sheets for kids regarding privacy issues

After a number of advisories about child safety with regard to online gaming and social media platforms, Kingston Police are advising parents of a new series of activity sheets to help children and youths understand privacy issues. Created by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in collaboration with

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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Window-washing superheroes pay visit to children at KGH

Nothing brightens up an already-sunny day like seeing your favourite superheros just outside your hospital room window, waving hello. This is something those with Elite Window Cleaning here in Kingston know all too well — and why they return to the hospital year after year, putting smiles on the faces

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Boys and Girls Club of Kingston floored by $80,000 OTF Capital Grant

  On Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019, the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area unveiled a brand-new, low impact sport court floor. The West End Hub location’s upgraded flooring was made possible by a $80,000 investment from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and will allow for safe, accessible, physical

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Gear Up! opens for fourth season

  Gear Up!, an initiative of Cycle Kingston, opens its doors for the 2019 season on Thursday May 16. First piloted in 2016, Gear Up! provides the Kingston community with affordable recycled used bicycles. Bicycles have an average price of $75, and stock comes in regularly. The Bike Wizards will

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