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Update: Downtown business targeted again – Kingston Police seek to identify female theft suspect

Update (Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021)Kingston Police have now confirmed that the incident involving a female stealing merchandise from a downtown store took place at a local retail store that was hit with a theft just days before. Amanda’s House of Elegance, located at 70 Princess Street, was the subject of

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Heavy rains keeping a local business’ doors closed beyond lockdown

After nearly a year and a half of business owners opening and closing their doors, and adjusting businesses strategies to adapt to all the curveballs the pandemic threw at them, the last thing a small town business owner needs is to close its doors for repairs. However, that’s just what

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Kingston business owner grapples for answers after string of thefts

It’s no secret that local, independent businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some local businesses, it seems, have been hit hard in more ways than one. Amanda Stewart, owner of Amanda’s House of Elegance on lower Princess Street in the downtown core, recently took to social

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Queen’s cleanout: the good, the bad, and the creative

What do 300 computer chairs, 500 bags of non-perishable food items, and a brand new Canada Goose jacket have in common? You might be shocked to learn they are all things thrown out last week by students departing Kingston for the summer. “The last couple of weeks it’s been crazy,”

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Hard Way Cider expands to Kingston’s West End

Steve and Lisa Goddard opened Hard Way Cider in 2016 after friends were constantly asking them for more of their home brew. After finding great success with their brews, the pair have opened a new location in Kingston’s west end. According to the Lisa, Steve had the initial idea of

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‘B’s Bike Bites Upgrade’ wins Awesome Kingston April grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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Local machine shop supports COVID-19 testing

Nuformex, a full-service machine shop in Kingston’s west end, helps inventors and entrepreneurs who require unique, custom prototypes and short runs for their production needs. The trio of Clay Crosby, Paul Steele and George Brunner style themselves a “local, home-grown group of guys 20-years strong within the manufacturing industry.” The

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Quinn’s Meats finds new owner: Enright Cattle Company

In November, Kingstonist ran a feature about a long-standing abattoir and butcher shop that had gone up for sale in Yarker, Ont. This week, it was confirmed that Darold and Kara Enright of Enright Cattle Company are the new owners, having taken over operations as of Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

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Kingston manufacturing business supports military veterans

While Kingston is known for its historic downtown and having more restaurants per capita than most other cities in the country, manufacturing is an important and growing part of the Limestone City. One manufacturing business that has seen continued growth despite the pandemic is Fab-Cut Systems Inc. At their new

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Loyalty program offers savings on quality plumbing to Kingston customers

For most Kingston residents, their home is their most valuable asset. Hiring a professional plumber to do high quality work in your home is important, so you can be confident in the longevity of your plumbing system. So what’s a Kingston resident to do? John The Plumber aims to make quality

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Vandervoorts selling off final items with an online auction

Vandervoorts General Store, a familiar downtown fixture for the past 70 years, has closed its doors for the last time. To clear out their physical location, Vandervoorts is auctioning off the last items remaining in their location. Most of the stock has already been depleted, and now Vandervoorts is hoping

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