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Local Artists Offer Summer Activities for Kids

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum launches its drop-in programming for children this week with two exciting programs. Both Paper Play and Great to Create are included with museum admission and are an excellent way to enhance a visit to the museum. Every Tuesday in July and August, from 10-11 a.m., the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum presents Paper… Keep Reading

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Limestone School Board Announces Teachers of the Year

Don Roblin, a teacher at Marysville Public School, and Brenda Scarlett, the department head of Social Science at Bayridge Secondary School have been selected by Trustees of the Limestone District School Board as this year’s recipients of the J.C. McLeod Excellence in Teaching Award. This ‘teacher-of- the-year’ award recognizes the outstanding contribution of individual teachers… Keep Reading

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Music in the Garden Schedule Announced

The City’s Music in the Gardens series of free concert has been set to begin on Sunday, July 4, with a performance by Sounds of Jazz. Free concerts have been scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday, weather-permitting, until August 29 and will be held at the Lion Civic Gardens next to… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Barriefield Land Acquisition Meeting

[September 2010 Update: The proposal to build 50 units of affordable housing in Barriefield village was defeated by a 6-5 vote of Kingston city council.] A Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Consultancy on Potential Acquisition of Federal Surplus Land in Barriefield Village is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.… Keep Reading

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Free Summers Tours at St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is opening their doors once again to the community this summer for free tours. The tour program began last summer and was a great success. Tours start on June 29th and will continue through to August 21st. Tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and… Keep Reading

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Karen Hitchcock Joins Park Strategies

Senator Alfonse D’Amato is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Hitchcock, Ph.D, former President of the University at Albany, State University of New York, to Park Strategies as a Special Advisor. Dr. Hitchcock will specialize in developing strategic relationships between educational institutions and commercial enterprises, including Park Strategies’ diversified clientele. Said Sen. D’Amato, “My… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 25th, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 25, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO is pleased to welcome Victor Li to the position of Youth Business Counsellor. Li will be working with the Summer Company program during the summer and supporting KEDCO’s Youth Entrepreneurship programs part-time during… Keep Reading

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Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day in Kingston

Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day with ACFO Mille-Îles, ACFOMI Employment Services and ACFOMI Immigrant Services Thursday, June 24th from 11 am until 2 pm You are invited to join us for a free BBQ. Hot-Dogs, Chips and Beverages are on the menu. 760, Highway 15, Kingston / Tel: 613 546-7863 —————— Venez célébrer la St-Jean-Baptiste avec l’équipe… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2010 Canada Day Events and Closures

UPDATE: To see 2016 Canada Day events click here. Municipal Offices Closed July 1, 2010 Transit Will Run On Sunday Service Kingston’s July 1 Canada Day celebrations are scheduled for Confederation Park and Grass Creek Park. (A list of holiday and road closures follows below). Here’s what is going on: Red & White People Parade… Keep Reading

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Fireworks Safety Message from Kingston Fire Department

Every year, consumer fireworks cause thousands of injuries and numerous fires. Fire Inspector Tracey LeBlanc reminds residents to exercise caution should they plan to purchase and set off family fireworks on the Canada Day holiday. Some important fireworks safety precautions are: Never set off fireworks during an open air burning ban. Check the wind conditions… Keep Reading

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