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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 ...

The History of the Two Row Wampum

A two row wampum belt, made of white and purple beads, folded in half.

Photos supplied by Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na Language and Cultural Centre

KEEPERS OF THE EASTERN DOOR The Kanyen’kehà:ka, or Mohawk People, are the Keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It is their responsibility to notify the rest of the Nations if there is anything or anyone approaching from the eastern territories of the Confederacy that may affect the Kayanere’kowa, or Great Law of Peace. When the Kanyen’kehaka saw an encroaching settlement, they sent runners to the Onondaga Nation, who are the Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, to ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Large white text: Mother's Day, By the Bay, celebrating 'mom', BoQ style. With illustrated images of flowers, spa, yoga, cocktails and shopping bags.

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 ...

15 Activities to Do With Kids at Home

Check out 15 things to do with kids at home in the Bay of Quinte region. Get creative, bake and support local businesses from home.

15 FUN ACTIVITIES AT HOME If you’re a parent in the Bay of Quinte region, you probably know that the kids are feeling just as restless as the adults are right now. You may be at home helping them with virtual classes all day or hiding in their pillow fort with your laptop trying to answer emails. Are you running out of activity ideas or just looking for something different to do? Here’s a hefty list! Yes, another COVID ...

Shop Local: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

A blue background with illustrated images of chocolate, a snowman, candy cane and shopping bags, with text in the middle: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

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 – Mika Henry

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Meet Mika Henry, a social media consultant and strategist based in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

An interview with young entrepreneur Mika Henry of Mika Communications. Describe your business. Mika Communications offers modern, unique social media consulting services. Creating content to allow businesses to better connect with their audience. What brought you to the region? Family. My parents grew up here and my entire family is in the area. It feels good to be surrounded by love and support at this stage in my life. What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for ...

Young Entrepreneur – Shelby Lisk

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Meet Shelby Lisk, a Kanyen’kéha:ka (Mohawk) photographer, writer and artist from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory).

An interview with young entrepreneur Shelby Lisk of Shelby Lisk Photography. Describe your business. I’m a photographer, artist and writer. I freelance for magazines, write poetry, exhibit my artwork and work as a documentary and commercial photographer. What brought you to the region? I grew up in Belleville but moved away after high school. Travelling made me realize that my connection to my home, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, was a missing part of me, so I moved home. What makes ...

Meet the Artists: Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics

A ceramic piece of art depicting the Three Sisters; by Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics.

Through Indigenous artistic expression, Marleen at Millside Ceramics teaches a history full of unique, relevant lessons in respect and gratitude.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Marleen Murphy By appointment only: 220 Milltown Rd, Shannonville millsideceramics.com Twenty-something years ago, a serious accident involving her four-year-old daughter and a school bus made Marleen Murphy say, “I’m just going to stay home and figure out something to do.” With her mother-in-law in tow, Marleen started to go to ceramics classes in the evenings, and there the wheels started turning. “Geez, I could bring this to the . I could do some of this stuff here.” And so, ...

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.