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Growing the Good: Gardening During the Coronavirus

A person holding a handful of vegetables from the garden.

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 ...

Have An At-Home Spa Day in Bay of Quinte

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Since we can’t go to the spa just yet, bring some relaxing wellness experiences and products from across the Bay of Quinte into your very own home.

How many of us are missing our trips to the salon, barbershop or spa? Our (very dry) hands are WAY up. As we continue to hang out at home, we wondered: how could we bring some relaxing wellness experiences and products from across the Bay of Quinte into our own homes? Scroll down for some tips on how to create your own at-home spa day. (Sorry if your kids don’t apply nail polish as well as your manicurist!) LET’S ...

Makin’ It Work: Tomasso’s + Jim’s Pizzeria

The Kotsovos family is returning to its business roots, delivering top-notch pizzas and delicious Mediterranean food in Quinte West.

Pictured: Michael (L) and Andrew (R) Kotsovos.

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. Andrew Kotsovos – Tomasso’s Italian Grille + Jim’s Pizzeria Describe your business. Tomasso’s Italian Grille is an upscale-casual restaurant located on the banks of the famous Trent River in the heart of downtown Trenton. Built across three properties for multi level seating with soaring ceilings, touches of wood and steel and a waterfront patio ...

Makin’ It Work: Special Effects Decorating & Lifestyle Boutique

A woman holding a painted soap pump bottle.

Faced with the challenge of not seeing her clients in person, Sheryl Delorme began sharing her knowledge of art and design through live tutorials.

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. Sheryl Delorme – Special Effects Decorating & Lifestyle Boutique Describe your business. Expect the unexpected. We are an independent business, a gallery of styles, a lifestyle of home that offers fashion, gourmet food, jewellery, gifts, design and workshops. Many of our products are Canadian-made, own unique brand of home decor called ...

Makin’ It Work: Diamond Physiotherapy

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Nicola Robertson of Diamond Physiotherapy in Belleville shares how technology has allowed her and her team to continue providing healthcare services to their clients.

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. Nicola Robertson – Diamond Physiotherapy Describe your business. Diamond Physiotherapy is a unique physiotherapy clinic in Belleville, where our focus is one-on-one treatment. Every client has their own goal, from strengthening their pelvic floor for birth to walking with balance. No matter the challenge, you’ll always feel safe and strengthened by our team. ...

Makin’ It Work: Glanmore National Historic Site

A photo of Glanmore, a Victorian mansion, with tulips in the garden.

The team at Glanmore National Historic Site is working hard to bring the community museum online in new and engaging ways.

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. UPDATE AUGUST 12: Glanmore is now open for timed admission tours. Melissa Wakeling – Glanmore National Historic Site Describe your business. Glanmore National Historic Site is a restored Victorian mansion – a historic house and community museum operated by the City of Belleville’s Department of Recreation, Culture and Community Services. The museum is ...

Makin’ It Work: Ekort Realty

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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. Jamie Troke – Ekort Realty What does working from home/your workplace look like for you right now? We’re open with condensed hours (10 am – 4:30 pm) and only by appointment to restrict the amount of walk-ins we usually get for listings and apartment inquiries. I am still here in the office every ...

Makin’ It Work: Trenton Delicatessen

A husband and wife with their baby.

Erin and Adam Keats are working on new ways to bring you your favourite imported treats and delicious selection of deli meats and cheeses.

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. Erin + Adam Keats – Trenton Delicatessen Describe your business. We are a European deli, specializing in imports from Holland, Germany and the UK. We also have a top-of-the-line deli selection, with imported cheese and specialty meats.  What does working from home/your workplace look like for you right now? Right now we have ...

Makin’ It Work: The Lark

A family of four sits in front of a fireplace.

Alex and Celine Bruce-Lepage, owners of The Lark, share how they’re carving out a new space for hospitality during COVID-19.

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. Alex + Celine Bruce-Lepage – The Lark Describe your business. The Lark is a spirited neighbourhood restaurant, a bustling cultural hub and a stopping place in the downtown core. What does working from home/your workplace look like for you right now? We are home with two kids under the age of five, which ...

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.