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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 ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Raul DeBorja

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An interview with Raul DeBorja of The Riverbrake Cafe. Personal pronouns – He/Him Briefly describe your business. The Riverbrake Café is a family restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch, desserts and appetizers. Known for our homemade soups along with different varieties of daily specials and a great selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps and desserts. What brought you to the region? My wife and I lived in Toronto for most of our life. When our family members got posted to CFB ...

Renovating Crest View: In The ‘Home’ Stretch

Three photos side by side. A stone patio with shrubs and a fence. An old fire extinguisher and vintage licence plate. A person on a ladder painting a white room.

IN THE ‘HOME’ STRETCH This is part three in a multi-part series by Miranda Fabricius about her latest renovation project, Crest View House, in Belleville’s East Hill neighbourhood. Check out part one here and part two here. Follow along with Miranda on Instagram for the latest updates! Spring is here and we are on the final stretch of our renovation. Crest View is about to emerge, updated and improved. We are taking advantage of this beautiful weather. Thanks to some ...

The Grind and Vine: Coffee and Wine in Quinte West

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Don’t forget to keep washing those hands, maintain physical distance from others outside your household and mask up while you support local businesses within the region. For the latest COVID updates in the region, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website. Thanks for keeping our community as safe as possible. The Grind was a decade-old coffee shop that many Quinte West locals had grown to love. Taylor Russett, a local wedding photographer and passionate entrepreneur, was one of ...

Makin’ It Work: Fleet Street Barber Co

A dog in front of a sign that says, Fleet Street Barber Co. Peter Fletcher, owner of Fleet Street Barber Co in downtown Trenton, shares what it's been like adapting to the challenges of the pandemic.

After opening in January of this year, Peter Fletcher shares his experience of finding his way through the pandemic with his new downtown barbershop.

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. Peter Fletcher – Fleet Street Barber Co Describe your business. Fleet Street Barber Company is a full-service barbershop. We provide services including all styles of men’s cuts, beard trimming and shaping, hot towel shaves, as well as informal education around product use, style, and hair and skin care. I am licensed to sell ...

Makin’ It Work: Vivacious Clothing and Day Spa

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Angela Wildish has taken the past few months to expand her business skills and continue engaging with her community, despite the store being closed to the public.

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. Angela Wildish – Vivacious Clothing and Day Spa Describe your business. Vivacious: lively, spirited, lighthearted, happy, full of fun, cheerful, perky, enthusiastic, vibrant, vital, energetic, dynamic and upbeat. You’ll find a relaxing environment filled with all your apparel and accessory needs. We carry sizes S – 3X with the largest selection of plus ...

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: Green Wheel Farms

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At his urban farm near downtown Belleville, Max Valyear continues to grow a wide variety of micro greens and sprouts for sale in a virtual farm stand (with pickup at the actual farm stand).

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. It has been transcribed from our Instagram Live interview. Max Valyear – Green Wheel Farms Green Wheel Farms is a Sustainable Urban Farm & Education Centre as well as a Spin Farming operation. It was created with the desire to bring farming back to urban areas like our grandparents and their parents grew ...

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 ...

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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.