The Juvenis Festival Highlights Kingston’s Young Talent


Kingston is filled with so much talent, from musicians to artists and actors — the list is endless. That’s why The Juvenis Festival is a perfect opportunity to witness all of the talent that the local youth have to offer. From April 29-May 7, a number of performances and workshops led by youth (ages 13-30) will be taking place. Though led by youth, the Juvenis are for people of all ages to enjoy.

I will be speaking with fellow bloggers Anna from STRUCKBLOG and Rosalyn of The Staycationer on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30 as part of a Blog-Writing Panel at 274 Princess Street. 

I couldn’t pick just one event to highlight! I thought I would share their full press release to cover all of the information.

Read their list of events to find out what’s coming up:

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A Special Vendor at The Loft Market

The Loft Girls Loft Market is a special place where female entrepreneurs and artisans can share their finest work with our community. The Loft Market happens once a month at the Tett Centre. The next one will be Tuesday April 18th and they will continue in the fall (watch their site for more details on where the Loft Girls will be next).

This month’s market was extra special to me because I came across two young girls selling their framed artwork to raise money for their friend Marcus who has cancer. I felt so moved by their compassion and personal effort to help a friend that I wanted to spread the word! Continue reading

Six Things I Look Forward to at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival

spaf_arts_headerI started this blog and moved back to Kingston because of the strong sense of community and local talent. The Skeleton Park neighbourhood does such an amazing job illustrating these aspects that make Kingston wonderful by hosting the Skeleton Park Arts Festival showcasing local musicians, artisans and artists in five days of amazing events for FREE!!

I’m pretty pumped. Here is a list of 6 things I’m looking forward to at the festival this week! Continue reading

Bread 101 at Riva Restaurant

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This week I was pleasantly surprised with the most thoughtful birthday treat by two very close friends. They told me to set aside my Tuesday night with no details of the plans.

After work we drive east on the 401 get off at Joyceville and continue on Highway 2. I have absolutely no clue where we are headed until I see the “Welcome to Gananoque” sign. Then I think, “Riva?” Riva is one of Gananoque’s greatest foodie attractions – I’ve heard amazing things! Continue reading

15 TIPS TO SURVIVE QUEEN’S HOMECOMING

Queen’s Homecoming. It means different things to different Kingstonians. Some roll their eyes at the chaos that is about to ensue, others can’t wait to cheer from the stands Saturday afternoon.

For the freshmen who have just settled into student life, the words “Queen’s Homecoming” mean lots of anticipation for what to expect from  the weekend that has made headlines around the world. Who remembers the infamous flipped car? Continue reading