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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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#ygkChallenge: HARS Soup-a-Thon Fundraiser

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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Best of 2013: Local Restaurants Face New Kind of Competition

For a small city in between major centers, we sure are lucky to have such a wide variety of fresh, locally sourced restaurants.  The food scene in Kingston has thrived and this includes everything from smaller, ethnically diverse cuisine to gourmet restaurants, burgers and breakfast.  Most recently, we’ve seen an

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Local Restaurants Face New Kind of Competition

Restaurant business is a tough business. Profit margins are low – often 10-15%, and costs are always increasing. They say that 1 in 4 restaurants that open will close within a year. In Kingston, the density of restaurants downtown is very high, and although the natural lifecycle of openings and

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Hall Monitor: Making Room on the Patio

Once again, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall for meeting 12-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. Ah, spring. The season of birds, the season of flowers, and the time of the year when people

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Guide to the 2011 Wolfe Island Music Festival

While the long weekend was jam packed with events such as the Promenade and K-Town Tri, this coming weekend is equally as busy, specifically for those who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the Wolfe Island Music Festival.  This year’s  2-day festival includes a solid mix of local and

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Windmills Cafe

Windmills Cafe is situated just down from the bustling corner of Princess and Montreal, which is prime real estate for attracting downtown event goers, beleaguered shoppers, hungry tourists as well as locals in the know. They have very decent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, as well as a great wine

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