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Top Five Things to See and Do in September 2016

Whether the idea of September makes you cringe or cheer, the month that brings us school, students and pumpkin spice has arrived. While transitioning back to regular routines, close-toed shoes and long pants can be difficult for some, the good news is that there is no shortage of fun to

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Best of 2015: Re-Visiting the Memorial Centre as the Site for a New Secondary School

Just when we thought it was settled, a group of Kingstonians re-opened the idea of placing Kingston’s new highschool on the grounds of The Memorial Centre. We asked Kingstonist readers what they thought of the proposed plan which resulted in an almost neck and neck poll. Five months later, this

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#ygkChallenge: Local Thanksgiving

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Top Five Things to See and Do in September 2015

The final holidays of the Summer and the first day back in class are fast approaching.  Whether either of those milestones makes you cringe or cheer for joy, the arrival of September is truly something we can all look forward too.  Soon, the city will be buzzing with post-secondary students,

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Re-Visiting the Memorial Centre as the Site for a New Secondary School

New concept plans (shown above) depicting a secondary school on the Memorial Centre grounds may differ from those previously produced by ZAS Architects for the Limestone District School Board, but they’ve managed to reignite the conversation and controversy about where Kingston’s future consolidated super-school should be built.  The plans were

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Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month. In addition to

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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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Best of 2014: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

The impending closure of KCVI and the fight to stop it have been hot topics in YGK for a couple of years now.  The discussion surrounding the closure of Ontario’s oldest public high school has been met with many opinions and varying ideas of what to do next.  While many

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Kingston Ribfest and Craft Beer Show 2014

Last year, while heading to Back to Cruel, The Kingston Derby Girls’ season closer, Harvey and I were delighted to stumble upon Kingston’s first Ribfest and Craft Beer Show on the field at The Memorial Centre.  We walked right in, not having to pay an admission fee but instead making

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What if Kingston…

In late June, Mayor Mark Gerretsen teased his Facebook followers by posting a refreshing photo of whimsical waterslides on Facebook along with the question: “What do YOU think? Water park like this at Lake Ontario Park?!”. The post went on to attract over 250 comments for and against the idea, as

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#ygkChallenge: Visit the Market

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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#ygkChallenge: Let’s All Go To The Derby

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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