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6 Spring Date Ideas

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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 ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Taylor Russett

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An interview with Taylor Russett of The Grind & Vine, Russett Photography + Let’s Get Married Wedding Show. Personal pronouns. He/Him Briefly describe your businesses. The Grind and Vine servers premium coffee and we dabble in wine. Our coffee house and wine bar is the perfect spot to meet up with old friends or to meet new ones. We offer a curated social environment that prides itself on inclusion and accessibility. From a corporate meeting spot to a quiet ...

Growing Flowers With Dahlia May Flower Farm

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Illustrations by Thérèse Cilia of Strawberry Snail Illustrations

PETAL POWER In our opinion, whoever said “Flowers are always a good idea” was a genius. You know who else we consider a genius? Melanie Harrington from Dahlia May Flower Farm. She put this list of flowers together to show you not only what she (and her dedicated team) grows on her farm but also what you could grow yourself. Sunflowers If you are hoping to raise a gardener, have your children plant sunflowers! Large seeds make it easy, ...

Local Music + Podcasts in the BoQ

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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 ...

Quinte West At Night: A Photo Series

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WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES Or the lightning, whichever comes first. Justin Anderson continues to share his snapshots of our region at night, this time with a late-night trip around Quinte West. TRENTON GREENBELT “A photo of Norampac from the Trenton Green Belt Conservation Area. I knew a storm was coming in and I could hear it, but I didn’t expect this. I took this photo with a two-second shutter speed with my tripod down low on the rocks. Following this ...

Young Entrepreneurs: Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook

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An interview with Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook of Arcadia Farm. Instagram: Describe your business. We’re a startup permaculture farm. Permaculture means “permanent agriculture”—it’s a set of design principles based on creating a self-reinforcing ecosystem which provides food, fuel, medicine and shelter. It’s a closed-loop system, meaning that the “waste” from one system is the input for another—like animal manure fertilizing plants, which in turn feed the animals; or trees protecting tender fruit from harsh weather, and the ...

Adapting to COVID-19: Weddings on the Bay

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The world as we know it changed in 2020. The new normal brought as many unique opportunities as it brought challenges for small businesses, especially in Quinte’s wedding industry. The industry was booming pre-pandemic, with locals (as well as couples from urban areas) enjoying the area’s scenic beauty as the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding. With the pandemic’s restrictions on gatherings, business slowed like never before. But that did not deter the industry from exploring opportunities that helped ...

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.