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Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Jen Cook and John Lott

Photos sourced from H2O Getaways.

An interview with Jen Cook and John Lott of H2O Getaways in Quinte West. Pronouns: Jen (she/her), John (he/him) Briefly describe your business. H2O Getaways is a boutique houseboat rental company, the first of its kind to operate along the lower half of the Trent-Severn Waterway, from Lock 1 in Quinte West, Ontario to Lock 21 in Peterborough, Ontario. We have reimagined, redesigned and renovated our boutique houseboats to include creature comforts such as upscale linens, bedding and towels, ...

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 ...

Bringing BaSkateBowl to Belleville

Photos supplied by Mentos.

FRESH AND FUN Calling all aspiring Tony Hawks and Michael Jordans… this one’s for you! Belleville’s basketball and skateboarding communities just got a sweet new addition, the Mentos BaSkateBowl. This outdoor sporting facility fuses a basketball court with a skating bowl to create an entirely new space where never-seen-before tricks are certainly encouraged. YES TO FRESH Belleville’s Kiwanis Skatepark on Moira Street E received a pretty wicked upgrade (if we do say so, ourselves) with two brand new basketball ...

Meet The Farmers: Cheer Farms

Two staff from Cheer Farms wearing red shirts and black pants, sitting on a bench in front of a red door.

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 ...

Reputable Climbing Coach Brings Bouldering Gym to the Bay of Quinte

Two images side by side. A person wearing a white hat and a blue jacket crouching down. A bouldering gym with climbing walls.

Photos supplied by The Boiler Room.

BORN TO BOULDER Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. The sport is set to make its debut at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, and a new partnership was recently announced between Canadian clothing brand Arct’eryx and Climbing Canada. New climbing gyms, such as The Boiler Room Belleville, are beginning to pop up around the country, training the next generation of athletes and introducing a record number of people to the sport. Owner and operator Malek Taleb ...

Meet The Farmers: Palliser Downs

Audrey and James Potts, owners of Palliser Downs Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side on their front porch.

WE’RE ‘BERRY’ EXCITED Haskap berries will be the next big thing, if you ask James and Audrey Potts. The couple, whose farm sits at the intersection of Frankford Road and Highway 62 in Quinte West, started growing this lesser-known berry a few years back. Things at Palliser Downs began with strawberries in 2005, but it’s been these oblong blue gems that are taking over their hearts (and orchards, since 2011). NEW TO HASKAPS? To say that the haskap (photographed ...

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 ...

Growing Flowers With Dahlia May Flower Farm

A white background with green border. Seven illustrated flowers, with text: Petal Power, 7 varieties to grow at home.

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, ...

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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.