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Wolfe Island’s Big Sandy Bay to remain closed for 2020

With the hotter weather driving many out to their favourite swimming spots, one of the most beloved beaches in the area will remain closed. Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island has not opened to the public this year as it normally would, and will not be opening for the remainder

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A guide to the reopening of patios in Kingston

We did it Kingston! We went rogue and now our patios are open. The weather is getting warmer, the hair cuts are getting shorter and the community is coming together once more. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. So here are some tips to follow if you want to

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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On guard for thee: Profile of a crossing guard

  School is winding down, and kids will be off for the summer, free from homework and tests for two months. For a successful school year, it takes a village of people to make it work. Every day, I drop my kids off at École Catholique Cathédrale before heading off

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Limestone City Blues Festival announces 2019 lineup

  The 23rd annual Limestone City Blues Festival will be bringing the blues to downtown Kingston from Thursday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Over 100 hours of blues music will be presented over the four-day festival. “It’s a very exciting lineup,” said Downtown Kingston! Senior Projects Manager Jan

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2019 Movies in the Square lineup announced

  The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Association (BIA) has announced the 2019 lineup for Movies in the Square. This is the 13th year for the Thursday evening events that draw hundreds to Market Square throughout the summer. Movies will begin after dusk, usually after 9pm for the June and July

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Springtime weight loss for pets

  Spring time is finally here! I know what you’re thinking: warm weather, green grass, barbecues, and getting that beach body. But while you’re working on yourself, let’s not forget about our pets. Let’s face it, wintertime isn’t good for dieting. And while you can totally control your own workout

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Top five things to do in Kingston this weekend

With it being the summer, there’s just so much going on in Kingston that it’s hard to limit our ‘Top five things to do’ lists to once a month. This weekend (Friday, July 20 to Sunday, Jul 22, 2018) is packed with great things to see and do, so we

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Save the date: Breakwater Park official grand re-opening in late July

The anticipated re-opening of one of Kingston’s most beloved lakeside parks is fast approaching – and well in time for residents to enjoy the park this summer. The City of Kingston has just announced that the official grand re-opening of Breakwater Park will take place on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2018.

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#ygkChallenge: Share Your Summer Bucket List

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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