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Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho reopen after voluntary closure due to COVID-19 case

On Monday, May 3, 2021, both Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe and their sister restaurant Chez Piggy closed voluntarily after a staff member at the bakery tested positive for COVID-19. “Last evening we received word that one of our overnight staff received a positive COVID-19 test,” read a post on

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Spotlight YGK: July 19 edition

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

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Stolen guitar returned to local musician

Jonas Lewis-Anthony, lead singer of local rock band The Wilderness, was devastated when he lost his prized 2013 Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic guitar in the fall of 2017. On Friday, Jul. 5, 2019, Lewis-Anthony got a text from a friend that the guitar was found, and today he was able

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POLL: Kingston’s best dessert

Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay.   Ernestine Ulmer is credited with what I consider to be one of the most profound quotes to ever get thrown haphazardly around the internet: “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” In Kingston, we have plenty of options to eat dessert before or after

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A final farewell for Eric Lee

  Thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the people of Kingston, a public memorial service for Eric Lee will take place on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019. Perhaps best known as ‘The Elevator Guy,’ Eric Lee, also a former mayoral candidate in the most recent municipal election, passed away

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Downtown Kingston BIA announces 2018 awards, new Board Members

The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) honoured five local businesses in four categories, all awarded for demonstrating exceptional business traits in Kingston’s downtown core. The awards were presented at the Downtown Kingston BIA annual general meeting, held at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront on the evening of Wednesday, Nov.

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Best Hot Chocolate in Kingston

It’s supposed to be that magical time of year when we bundle up, brave the cold, and venture outdoors for a leisurely skate, exhilarating toboggan ride, or brisk, wintry walk. While winter may be “letting us down”, the pursuit of fresh air, exercise and a rewarding treat at the end

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Best Pies in Kingston

October marks the end of the season for Ontario grown berries and fruits, however many of which are still being baked into delectable treats ranging from cookies and muffins, to pastries and loaves. In spite of my best efforts to stay away from such sugary delights, on certain special occasions

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Best Microbrewery in Kingston

In recent years we’ve been increasingly obsessed with celebrating the best microbrewery in Kingston and the surrounding region.  Since 1986,  the Kingston Brewing Company was the only producer within the city limits, but that all changed in the Summer of 2014 when Stone City Ales hopped on the scene with

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2015

There’s so much going on in Kingston during the Summer, that it’s practically impossible to make it out and enjoy it all.  We could easily suggest 50 or 100 things to see and do around the city in August, but we continuously strive to develop a short list of absolute

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