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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 ...

Young Entrepreneur: Laine Gabel

A person sitting in front of a shelf with hanging plants to the left.

An interview with Laine Gabel of Mildred Handmade. Personal pronouns: She/they Briefly describe your business. Mildred Handmade is a line of made-to-order wardrobe essentials including tops, dresses, smocks, jackets, robes and aprons. Every Mildred garment is designed, fit and sewn by me in my Quinte West home studio. This process allows clients to customize elements like colour, size, length, necklines or sleeve finishings within the framework of each design. I work with sustainable natural fibres like linen, wool, silk ...

Makin’ It Work: AME Consulting

Aileen M. Edwards talks about working from home (including her outdoor office set-up) and creating community connections 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. Aileen M. Edwards – AME Consulting Describe your business. I am a seasoned professional with extensive experience in all aspects of Human Resources. I began my Professional HR Consulting and Leadership Coaching business in February 2020. My business provides services to businesses small and large in Quinte West and other areas as far ...

Building Health and Wellness in Brighton

Amanda Mei and Johanna Kelly of the Northumberland Health and Wellness Centre in Brighton.

Two health professionals left the big city behind to build a life of balance in Brighton.

Just a short drive from Belleville is the municipality of Brighton, a quiet spot nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s home to Northumberland Health and Wellness Centre, a multidisciplinary clinic run by Dr. Amanda Mei, DC and Johanna Kelly, RMT. The clinic offers chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy and orthotics to local patients. “The biggest value we hold is to treat our patients and community with the utmost integrity and respect,” says Amanda. “We are problem-solving based ...

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… ...

Making An Impression With Letterpress Printing

Amanda Silverplate Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Imprints were once thought of as imperfections. Now they are what distinguishes them from their digitally printed counterparts.

Header photo by Tara McMullen Photography. There’s an incredible contrast that exists in Amanda Keenan’s letterpress business. To start with, there’s the antique printing press, a bulky 2,000-pound behemoth, dark and burnished with little slicks of oil. It stands in stark opposition to her finished designs–the first ones I see are wedding invitations with delicate lettering loosely scattered on the harvest-style kitchen table, which plays double duty as her work space. A common thread to many side hustle stories, Silverplate ...

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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.