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Tag: Brighton

5 Stay-At-Home Date-Night Ideas in Bay of Quinte

Here are five ways to have fun (and support local!) on your next date night at home.

BITES, BEER, BLOOMS + BOARD GAMES Yes, we called them date-night ideas, but let’s be honest: you don’t need a date to treat yourself to any of these activities. We know that many of you continue to daydream about going out to a movie or for dinner and drinks; in the mean time, here are five ways to enjoy some fun BoQ experiences safely from home. (Since hours and availability are subject to change, we suggest calling businesses directly ...

How to Support Small Businesses in Quinte

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Small businesses are so important to our community. Check out how to support small businesses right now while you’re staying safe at home.

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has created many difficulties for small businesses. They can’t see their regular customers/clients smiling faces in person, host or attend events, and overall have had to adapt promptly and change their normal operations in order to keep themselves, their staff and the community safe. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, so here are a few ways to continue supporting them from the safety of your couch. Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melanie Horner

An interview with Melanie Horner of Firing Time Pottery in Brighton. Pronouns: she/ her Describe your business. Firing Time Pottery creates personalized ceramic clocks for all occasions and businesses! We also make baby announcement plates, house name plaques and yarn bowls and planters with a personality. Raku horsehair and feather are our specialty. Pottery classes and workshops for ages 5 – 95, so come and show your creativity! Workshops hosted at Firing Time studio in Brighton and other venues upon ...

Meet The Farmers: Cheer Farms

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Fall fun on the farm in Brighton!

THE CHEER FAMILY – CHEER FARMS 365 Main Street, Brighton Pass on the pumpkin-spice products and go straight to the source instead. Cheer Farms may have garnered a reputation as an autumn destination for apples, pumpkins and squash, but Farmer Dave (as he is affectionately known) is harvesting the freshest produce throughout the entire growing season. Along with his wife, Loraine, and their two daughters, Kim and Jennifer, they go at full speed from Mother’s Day weekend through Christmas ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Meghan and Alex Callisto

Alex and Meghan Callisto, owners of The Cottage by Callisto, standing side-by-side holding hands with trees in the background.

An interview with Meghan and Alex Callisto of Curated by Callisto and The Cottage by Callisto. Personal pronouns: Meghan (she/her) Alex Callisto (he/him) Briefly describe your business. We are a husband, wife and pup trio who loves to travel and share new experiences with each other! We own The Cottage by Callisto and rent this carefully curated space to vacationers looking to explore Brighton and the surrounding area. This cottage is our first property, however we plan to continue ...

6 Spring Date Ideas

A green rectangle with a beige border. White text: 6 SPRING DATE SPOTS. love (and pollen are in the air). Illustrated images through the centre: wine, fruit baskets, cyclist, camera, flower.

It’s that time of year again…the birds are chirping, it’s light past 8 pm, and the temperatures are getting warmer! Grab your significant other (or even just yourself) and check out these six spring date ideas in BoQ! Take a trip (sorry, taste buds only for now)!  Even though you won’t be able to pack up and visit someplace warm(er) this spring, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your taste buds with a trip. Travel to the Caribbean with ...

Local Music + Podcasts in the BoQ

A green background with a white border. Red text: music to our ears, listening locally during lockdown. Illustrations of music notes, a green car and a person running.

MUSIC TO OUR EARS From concert series in the park, shows at the Old Church or Empire Theatres, live music that drifts from patios in the summer, or makeshift stages in bars and restaurants in the winter, music and the Bay of Quinte go hand in hand. The Bay of Quinte Region has always had a rich music scene, the likes of which have turned out musicians such as Avril Lavigne (born in Belleville, raised in Napanee) and Cold ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Moms are the best, and after this year—boy, oh boy, do they deserve nothing but the best! No matter who you celebrate on Mother’s Day—a mom, wife, stepmom, aunt, grandmother or mother-like figure—treat the special women in your life to local. Food + Drink The Lark, Belleville While you may not be able to treat her to the ambiance of The Lark, she can still experience sipping one of their craft cocktails from home. You can find The Lark’s ...

Growing the Good: Gardening During the Coronavirus

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Green thumb or not, gardening is a great activity to get you outside and connected to nature while staying home. Plus, you get to enjoy the (literal) fruits of your labour.

Social distancing rules have meant that we are all spending a lot more time at home, and gardening is one way to lift your spirits during isolation. My backyard and square-foot garden are looking a little unloved right now, but I’m happily doodling plans in my notebook of the bounty to come—assuming the squirrels and rabbits don’t get to it first. Find seeds, seedlings, pots, plants, soil and everything you need to get started with these garden centres in ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.