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Lionhearts Inc. Street Project program surpasses 250K meals served

The Street Project program implemented by Lionhearts Inc. has been serving hot take-home meals since March 2020. On April 16, 2021, the program passed 250,000 meals served since its inception. Volunteers with Lionhearts Inc. serve more than just a take-out box with a tasty meal. Daily offerings include snacks, fruit,

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Hiroshima Day event to take place despite COVID-19

On Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2020 the Kingston Hiroshima Day Coalition will mark the 75th anniversary of atomic weapons being turned on a civilian population for the first time, in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  This year’s event will be shorter than in years past, in order to keep the

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Community Soapbox: Racism and policing in Kingston’s recent past

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Steven Maynard and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. This past Tuesday, I joined hundreds of other Kingstonians in McBurney Park for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. The vigil was part of the global outrage over

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Large crowd comes out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Around 800 Kingstonians gathered in McBurney Park on the evening of Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020 in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have died by the hands of police in Canada and the United States. According to Black Luck Collective’s Facebook page, the vigil was

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Lionhearts Inc. offers food and hope during COVID-19

Over the course of the first four weeks of social distancing protocols, Kingston has experienced significant strains on services and resources that provide support to marginalized families and individuals. The need for food banks as a main source of sustenance has skyrocketed, while donations have dropped. However, Kingstonians are rising

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Charity walk aims to raise funds to provide much-needed Dog Guides

  The only thing better than a nice walk in the spring is a nice walk in the spring that raises funds for an important cause — and an upcoming event offers Kingstonians the opportunity to do just that! Kingston will be hosting the 2019 Pet Valu Walk for Dog

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‘Great things can come out of a setback’ – Local arts community rallies around young poet following vandalism of public poetry installation

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and those in Kingston’s arts community are proving that as they push forward to “create a positive out of a negative” after a public poetry installation was destroyed by vandalism. As part of a Skeleton Park Arts Festival initiative, young poet

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Top five things to do this long weekend in Kingston

With the forecast looking to bring the quintessential Kingston summer weather – hot and humid – the forecast for events this weekend is also fairly typical of Kingston in the summer: no shortage of things to see and do! We’ve put together a list of the top five Kingston happenings

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Scenes from the 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival is behind us and, two days later, we’re still basking in the glow that this free annual summer fest brings with it. Five days of arts programming began last Wednesday evening with an opening reception at Elm Cafe for Métis artist Onagottay, followed by

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#ygkChallenge: Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2017

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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Best Park for a Picnic in Kingston

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s finally time for nibbling and sipping tasty treats in the glorious, great outdoors. While patios are a big draw for many, an equally popular and affordable alternative is picnicking. With so many outdoor gems available to us, finding the best park for

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