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Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Jen Cook and John Lott

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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, ...

How to Support Small Businesses in Quinte

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Small businesses are so important to our community. Check out how to support small businesses right now while you’re staying safe at home.

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has created many difficulties for small businesses. They can’t see their regular customers/clients smiling faces in person, host or attend events, and overall have had to adapt promptly and change their normal operations in order to keep themselves, their staff and the community safe. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, so here are a few ways to continue supporting them from the safety of your couch. Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stay Home Stay Active: Bay of Quinte Online

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Stay active and healthy in the comfort of your own home with these local Bay of Quinte businesses providing virtual classes and support.

We’re all experiencing a bit of Zoom fatigue and restlessness during these winter months. But, we can still be active, healthy and entertained as we nama-stay at home with some of these local businesses that are moving their classes or workshops to the virtual world. Find a corner in your home, maybe put on the essential oil diffuser, power up your choice of device, put on a workout/yoga/meditation outfit and check out some of these links to get started. ...

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 ...

Shop Local: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

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We asked three locals to share their picks for gifts from local businesses! Scroll down for some inspiration from our Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide. Besides shopping, you can support local businesses by following them on their socials, signing up for their newsletter and leaving positive reviews! Many businesses are offering online options or contactless curbside pick-up; please contact businesses directly with any questions! Don’t forget to keep washing those hands, maintain physical distance from others outside your ...

Young Entrepreneur: Kyle Domes

A person standing on grass holding a golf club. Tidybase provides high quality, thorough and hassle-free residential cleaning services. We designed an online booking platform which allows customers to easily book and manage their home cleanings. Our company helps busy families schedule their bookings whenever and wherever they like.

An interview with Kyle Domes of Tidybase. Describe your business. Tidybase provides high quality, thorough and hassle-free residential cleaning services. We designed an online booking platform which allows customers to easily book and manage their home cleanings. Our company helps busy families schedule their bookings whenever and wherever they like. We have some of the best cleaners in the region and we pride ourselves on paying a livable wage. What brought you to the region? As a member of ...

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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.