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YGK Sign Wars heating up after Friendly Fires ignites the battle

Kingston is jumping on the bandwagon of sign wars to keep up spirits during this third round of pandemic lockdown. On Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021, Friendly Fires was the first to call out another local business, telling Gilmours “We have the grills. Where’s the beef” on their Dalton Avenue sign.

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Confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among patrons at The Mansion

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed that several patrons who were COVID-19 positive attended The Mansion restaurant and bar. According to Public Health, individuals who attended The Mansion — located at 506 Princess Street in downtown Kingston —

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UHKF encourages businesses to “Share Your Smile” with button campaign

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) has launched a fundraising campaign to help Kingston and area communities feel connected in a new way. The Share Your Smile button campaign has the UHKF making buttons with your smiling face on them. They are hoping this campaign will help businesses and services

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Gananoque’s The Mariners ready to take the stage in Kingston

Formed in August of 2018, The Mariners from Gananoque have been actively playing their local hometown music scene. Comprised of Ryan O’Hearn on lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Sean Brown on lead guitar and vocals, Hugh Wright on bass, and Zane Keyes on drums, the group would describe their sound

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Prog-rock-metal band The Slyde plays The Mansion this Saturday

Toronto-based band The Slyde is often associated with the heavy metal genre, but people who don’t like metal will sometimes find themselves becoming Slyde fans.  “I hear a lot of people saying ‘I don’t like metal, but I like your band,’” said vocalist and guitarist Nathan Da Silva. “We do

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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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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The Sun Harmonic returns to the road after illness

Toronto-based musician Kaleb Hikele has been performing and releasing music professionally as The Sun Harmonic for 10 years, and he hits Kingston this Sunday for a show at Something Else Records as part of his The First 10 Years Tour. “The last time I was in Kingston was 2014, I

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KCAP presents fundraising concert for Kingston Street Mission

The Kingston Coalition Against Poverty will be hosting a fundraising concert for the Kingston Street Mission this week. The concert will help to raise funds for the Kingston Street Mission, an organization that opens its doors at Gill Hall of St. Andrew’s church to Kingston’s homeless and impoverished six nights

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Kingstonist poll: Kingston’s best live music venue

As we discussed in our 2018 Year in Review, Kingston’s music scene has come a long way since the 90s, and the number of live music venues has increased greatly in recent years. Just last year, three new venues opened (all breweries!), and the number of live music options in

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2018

With 2018 planted firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Kingstonist to take a look back at the year in local music. Our thriving local music scene continued to provide great new music for us to hear. There were new releases in 2018 from The Wilderness, The Huaraches, Greg

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