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Footsteps in the Snow: From Pune, India to Belleville, Ontario

A person standing in front of a turquoise wall with wings painted on the mural.

Tanusri Pardeshi, originally from Pune, India, shares why she’s chosen to call Belleville home.

On a warm evening in late August of 2018, I had my first tryst with the Quinte region of southern Ontario. After having settled into my residence building on the Loyalist College campus in Belleville, I treated myself to a picturesque view of the sunset over my customary evening cup of tea. I had never seen maple trees before. The pale sunshine flooded through the abundant greenery, and I stood in awe of the natural beauty that welcomed me. ...

Makin’ It Work: Dough Mama

Corrie Wessels stands in her Dough Mama kitchen.

Corrie Wessels’ handmade pizza doughs are bringing families together in the kitchen during isolation.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Corrie Wessels – Dough Mama Describe your business. Dough Mama pizza dough dry mixes are the perfect solution for delicious and easy pizza you can enjoy at home. With three different kinds to choose from, you can create anything from a classic cheese and pepperoni or a gluten-friendly veggie lovers pizza to deliciously ...

Makin’ It Work: All Canadian Canvasworks

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Above, Steve from All Canadian Canvasworks in Belleville sews masks for healthcare workers.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Ian Burke – All Canadian Canvasworks Describe your business. We build custom canvas boat tops, boat covers, full boat enclosures, awnings and marine upholstery. What does working from home look like for you? Inconsistency. A lot of time off. There is almost nothing we do away from our shop, especially this time of ...

Meet the Artists: Ang Payne of Concrete & Vines

Ang Payne of Concrete Vines holding a plant pot that she made from concrete.

Ang Payne admittedly loves decor, and when she can’t find what she wants, she makes it herself with concrete.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Ang Payne By appointment only: 33 Meagan Lane, Quinte West concretevines.ca How many of us creatives (and non-creatives for that matter) have said these words: “I could totally make that”? My hand is up. Waaaayyyy up. But how many of us actually make the things we love? Well, Ang Payne does. She admittedly loves concrete and decor, and when she can’t find the decor she wants, she makes it herself with concrete. Fist bumps all around. We’re talking about ...

Meet our Builders: Hilden Homes

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Urban amenities, rural landscapes, a short commute and access to world-class beaches and golf courses are all within reach in the Bay of Quinte.

Are you looking to raise a family, build your own home or upgrade your property? Do you want urban amenities, a short commute and access to world-class beaches and golf courses? Get to know some of our builders and developers at the Quinte Home Builders’ Association to help make Quinte a consideration for your next move. The Bay of Quinte has the same opportunities as the big city: Four-season parks Public, private, and post-secondary education Four regional hospitals 1,200 ...

18 EVENTS IN BOQ THIS SUMMER

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Add these events to your BoQ summer bucket list.

With the hot sunny days fast approaching, we’ve put together a list of events happening in the Bay of Quinte this summer. Grab your sunglasses and dive into the fun that’s available this season. PRIDE WEEK Saturday, June 1 – Saturday, June 8 Various locations Come one, come all! All are welcome to join the Bay of Quinte Pride Festivities with events like the Interfaith Service, Youth Summit, Coffee House and Parade. Check out our calendar for the full ...

Leaving The Hustle: Making A Home in Belleville

Amanda Keenan Life in Belleville

To be honest, I wasn’t so sure about moving to Belleville initially. We were living in such an exciting community in Toronto, and we were in a good groove – the excitement of living in a big city never wore off. It certainly had a lot to offer – may be too much in some cases. (As it turns out, I don’t need five independent coffee shops within walking distance.) But the city was also missing some things too… ...

Young Entrepreneur – Stephanie Rayton

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An interview with young entrepreneur Stephanie Rayton of Mommy Mops. Describe your business. Mommy Mops is the cleaning company you don’t have to clean for! We know how busy life can be and how hard “adult-ing” actually is! We have judgement-free consultations and no shame services. Don’t worry about the dishes in the sink–we’ve got your back! What brought you to the region? I was raising my three daughters in Barrie and feeling like we were always rushed, looking ...

Finding Home Base: Military Life in the Bay of Quinte

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CFB Trenton is the largest air force base in the country and home to over 3,000 staff. Many end up captivated by this waterfront community. Here are three such stories: Rickie Smith: Military Spouse Rickie Smith and her family once had cold feet about coming to Ontario. Now they’re content in the Bay of Quinte region, where they enjoy the great outdoors year-round. She and her husband, Dean Smith, and kids Torrah and Peyton, moved to Batawa in July ...

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.

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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.