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The view from Harriet’s window

The following is a submitted article on Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, looking at her role as one of the Kingston area’s earliest feminists. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. The Cartwright house on King Street provides a window to the Kingston of 1833; it

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Non-profit music venue launches fundraiser CD

The Embassy Live Music Cafe is a unique and cherished music venue in downtown Kingston, and this Saturday, they’re launching a compilation CD as a fundraiser for the non-profit venue. “The idea actually came from (Westport-based musician) Shawn McCullough,” said Travis Blackmore, founder and chair of Lionhearts Inc., the food

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A brief guide to the urban legends of Kingston

It took many years for someone to convince me that the limestone tower on Queen’s west campus was never, in fact, a hanging tower. Maybe I just didn’t want to believe it, because obviously a hanging tower was way more interesting than a water tower for Kingston Penitentiary. Besides, isn’t

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Here in Kingston at 270 King Street East

Here in Kingston at 270 King Street East is St. George’s Cathedral. This is not only a place of worship for the Anglican faith but a landmark of downtown Kingston. Just after the dust settled following the American Revolution, Loyalists flocked to the British colony that is now Canada. In

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Kingstonian celebrates 110th birthday

Over this past weekend, one of Kingston’s few centenarians became a supercentenarian as Margaret Cruickshank marked her 110th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Born in 1909, Cruickshank celebrated the milestone the following day at St. George’s Cathedral, surrounded by family, friends, and fellow parishioners. Criuckshank has attended St. George’s

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Guide to Holiday Entertainment in Kingston 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season in Kingston! Today’s guide offers up a wide range of events from musical and theatrical performances to holiday markets, crafting opportunities and snowy outdoor exploration. Have a look and you’ll see

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Best Performance Venue in Kingston

I’m a musician and over the years I’ve worked in theatres, churches and some of the best concert venues throughout Kingston and the surrounding area. Since its opening, The Isabel Bader has been my main home, as a member of The Kingston Symphony, but I still spend a good amount

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2016

Happy Canada Day, ygk! We hope you’re out enjoying the fun things Kingston has to offer on this first official holiday of the summer. Princess Street is open for business after Phase 3 of The Big Dig and the Red and White People Parade takes place at 11:30. It will

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Top Five Things to See and Do in December 2015

Earlier this week we unwrapped our highly anticipated annual Guide to Holiday Entertainment, featuring nearly two dozen of the city’s most colourful concerts, parties and sing-a-longs taking place during the festive season.  However, as you well know, there’s more than just candy canes, red-nosed reindeer and sleigh rides when it

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Guide to Holiday Entertainment in Kingston in 2015

As always, Kingston has a ton to offer when it comes to celebrating the holiday season.  We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events for the whole family from live music to community gatherings and afternoon hikes.  Have a look and start planning how you’d like to celebrate. Wednesday, December 2nd,

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Downtown Kingston, 1880

We never tire of general views of Kingston here at Queen’s Archives. This lovely albumen print (which is a print make with egg white as a binding ingredient) likely taken by Henderson around 1880, give or take a few years, is wonderful for its crisp, clear and far-reaching view. Taken

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