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#ygkChallenge: Eating Local for Your Heart’s Sake

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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The Economics of the Farmers’ Market

Kingston’s Public Market is an important fixture in the downtown core. As the oldest public market in Ontario and a bustling attraction to locals and visitors alike, summer in the Square would not be the same without it. On top of the Public Market, we also have the new Memorial

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Kingston By Fork Food Tours

In the past, we’ve talked at length about the joys of being a starry-eyed tourist in your own backyard.  There’s something truly magical about re-discovering one’s surroundings, and breathing new life into our enjoyment and understanding of what the Limestone City has to offer.  Since founding Kingstonist, I’ve put forth

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What if Kingston…

A few weekends ago I was walking by Tara Natural Foods, who had gorgeous Spring flowers and seasonal produce for sale outside.  I was drawn closer by a volunteer from the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Kingston) / Urban Agriculture Kingston (UAK) who was standing next to a small

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Kingston and it’s Downtown Shops

Downtown shops currently face tough prospects. Losing S&R Department Store, the large business and 50-year old commercial anchor at the bottom of Princess Street, is one of three major disruptions taking place concurrently. The same area on Princess Street is due to be dug up this summer to replace ageing

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Friends of Skeleton Park

Recently, Apple Crisp Records released its first CD, entitled Friends of Skeleton Park. The CD was produced in support of The Skeleton Park Music Festival , a celebration of the summer solstice in McBurney Park. The CD is a compilation of 20 artists from Kingston and the surrounding area including

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