Sunday 1 June 2014

365 - June 2014

It's now been six months since I joined the editorial staff of the Whig-Standard. There's still a lot to learn but I'm loving the challenge.

Things to look forward to in June:
THE SUN and nice weather
My parents anniversary and mom's birthday
Spending time with friends near and far
Playing fastball
The start of Movies in Market Square

June 1, 2014 - In the shadow of a larger tree
*EXTRA* June 1, 2014 - Beethoven cheering on the racers as they cross the finishing line at the 2014 Beat Beethoven Run fundraiser for the Kingston Symphony.
*EXTRA* June 1, 2014 - Local Olympian, Dylan Wykes poses for pictures with some of the younger runners at the 2014 Beat Beethoven Run.
*EXTRA* June 1, 2014 - Liam McDonald, age 5, got his helmet and bike checked out and then took his turn on the bike safety circuit to help improve his skills during the Kingston Family Cycling Festival at the Roger's K-Rock Centre on Sunday June 1, 2014. The free event, which kick offs Cycling Week, was hosted by Cycle Kingston and had a variety of biking related exhibitors and vendors for people to check out, along with a chance to learn about bike safety and maintenance. For more information about the different events during Cycling Week in Kingston, visit
*EXTRA* June 1, 2014 - gliding through the debris
June 2, 2014 - Patterns in the dugout
June 3, 2014 - Nature's natural lens
*EXTRA* June 3, 2014 - Nature's natural lens, all in a row
June 4, 2014 - The Climate Action Clothesline art installation, for the Clean Air Day, could be seen in Confederation Park on Wednesday June 4, 2014. “Flapping in the wind there are hundreds of messages of how we individually can act, and as a whole can reduce greenhouse gasses,” Dan Hendry, public education and promotions coordination with the City of Kingston. “The climate cloths are basically months of artwork from students in our community ranging from K to 12."
*EXTRA* June 4, 2014 - Ontario Health Coalition volunteers Peter Boyle, left, Jeannie Eberle and Ontario Nurses Association representative, Marion Herrington pose with the 10 ft. giant rocking chair that has been touring the province to help raise awareness to improve care provided to those living in long-term homes on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Kingston was the giant chairs 24 stop in its 27 city tour.
*My first thought was that she looked like Lily Tomlin's "Edith Ann" (from Laugh-In)
*EXTRA* June 4, 2014 - Are you awake yet?
June 5, 2014 - It's raining in downtown Kingston (seen from the Wolfe Islander III)
*EXTRA* June 5, 2014 - Music producer Chris Brown poses for a portrait inside his studio, The Post Office Studio, on Wolfe Island on Thursday June 5, 2014. Brown has been working with inmates at Pittsburgh Institution, teaching them about music and the process of recording.
June 6, 2014 - The sun came out for the 15th anniversary of the Relay for Life in Kingston held at Royal Military College on on Friday June 6,  2014 night.  With more than 75 teams and 600 participants walking in the 12-hour fundraiser, organizers are hoping to reach their goal of $225,000.

*EXTRA* June 6, 2014 - Local cancer survivors pose, in their yellow shirts, for the 2014 Kingston Relay for Life survivors photo. This was the 15th anniversary of the Relay for Life in Kingston and was held at Royal Military College on on Friday June 6,  2014 night.
*EXTRA* June 6, 2014 - Award winning Canadian singer Holly Cole, seen here with chancellor of Queen’s University David Dodge, received an honorary degree from Queen’s University during the spring convocations on Friday afternoon in Grant Hall.
June 7, 2014 - Dana Acton-Richards, a nine-year-old martial arts student, showed skill, endurance and determination as she participated in the Tallack Martial Arts annual black belt and senior belt examinations on Saturday June 7,  2014.
*EXTRA* June 7, 2014 - Mooy family firework party
June 8, 2014 - Kingston Ponies catcher, Kurtis Miller, tags out Ottawa-Nepean Cardinal Brad McKay at the plate after McKay tried to score on a sacrifice fly out to left field during the top of the sixth in game one of a double header played at Megaffin Park on Sunday June 8,  2014. Ponies won both games, 3-2 and 1-0.
*EXTRA* June 8, 2014 - Kingston Ponies second baseman, Jeff Lake hits a hard drive up the third base line and makes it to first due to a throwing error by the Ottawa-Nepean Cardinal player during the first game of a double header played at Megaffin Park on Sunday June 8, 2014.
June 9, 2014 - Sun protection is now on sale
June 10, 2014 - Lizzie Bennet Bonus 2 (hopefully not the last)
June 11, 2014 - Kingston and the area faced a heavy rainfall warning with the possibility of 50 to 70mm falling by late Thursday. Storm drains overflowed onto local streets, like Kingston Street in Portsmouth Village, causing flooding in some areas on Wednesday June 11, 2014.
*EXTRA* June 11, 2014 - Anne Robertson, coordinator of the Kingston Field Naturalists 2014 Great Canadian Bioblitz, in her home preparing for the event on Wednesday June 11, 2014. The annual 24-hour nature blitz will take place at Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island starting at 2 p.m. on Friday.
*EXTRA* June 11, 2014 - Sabrina Livesey, left, Shannon Kingston, Madison Lalonde and Stephanie Rychlo perform in a dress rehearsals for Let Her Speak on Wednesday June 11, 2014. Opening June 19, Let Her Speak was written and directed by student Khira Wieting and will be this years final production for the Theatre Complete program at Queen's Elizabeth Collegiate.
June 12, 2014 - Newsroom election night tradition
*EXTRA* June 12, 2014 - Local Progressive Conservative candidate Mark Bain thanked all his supporters for their hard work from his campaign office on Thursday June 12, 2014.
June 13, 2014 - So, this was how I started my Friday the 13th. By almost stepped on a snake (because it was at the newsroom door in the lobby) as I was the last to leave the newsroom after an evening of election coverage.
June 14, 2014 - a young female northern flicker (I think) just hanging around outside my office
*EXTRA* June 14, 2014 - The Lviv Ukraine folklore festival, at Regi on Saturday, showcased music, dancing, food and more.
June 15, 2014 - Playing with large rainbow bubbles at Kingston Pride's 25th anniversary celebrations held in City Park on Sunday
*EXTRA* June 15, 2014 - Kingston Police's newly decaled vehicle helped lead Kingston Pride's 25th anniversary parade throughout downtown Kingston on Sunday
June 16, 2014 - homemade soup with crackers
June 17, 2014 - post thunderstorm sunset
*EXTRA* June 17, 2014 - post storm sunset reflected in the opened back door
June 18, 2014 - my best friends when I have a migraine
June 19, 2014 - Participants at the Inclusive Music Workshop got the chance to play the Reactable, which uses touch to help the users create music. Dr. Jesse Stewart , award winning Canadian musician and educator, held a free inclusive music workshop at The Box at H'art Centre as part of their Able Artist series on Thursday June 19, 2014.
*EXTRA* June 19, 2014 - A collision between a tractor trailer and Volkswagon Golf had the westbound lane of Hwy. 401 closed for most of the afternoon on Thursday June 19, 2014. The driver of the tractor trailer, who was carrying 40,000 lbs of potash fertilizer, was charged with careless driving after striking the smaller vehicle from behind just before Hwy. 15. There were only minor injuries reported to the tractor trailer driver, the driver and passengers of the VW Golf were unharmed.
June 20, 2014 - Crepe full of goodness
June 21, 2014 - The wall that runs along Ontario Street that protects Fort Frontenac. For the first time since the 1700s the gates of the fort were opened to the public and people were given guided tours as part of Doors Open Ontario, a province wide initiate to promote and showcase the architecture, culture and historic treasured locations throughout  Ontario.
*EXTRA* June 21, 2014 - Markham Raiders wide receiver Chris Paul holds on to the ball in front of Kingston Grenadiers varsity defensive back, Ian Swann during the first quarter of the Grenadiers home game at Loyalist Collegiate on Saturday June 21, 2014. The Grenadiers took the early lead and never looked back en route to a 71-10 final.
*EXTRA* - June 21, 2014 - Kingston Derby Girls Skateful Dead jammer Boney L'Ass gets the crowds riled up during a jam against the Lindsay Roller Derby on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Memorial Centre during the first game of the KDG  Schools Out for Summer double header. With only seconds left in the last jam Kingston's Skateful Dead scored to come away with the win, 183 to 180. In the second game of the doubleheader the Kingston Derby Girls Disloyalists faced off against the Durham Derby Devils with the Disloyalists winning 209 to 98. There were over 400 in attendance.
June 22, 2014 - I guess I'm a ghost because I ate pac-man
June 23, 2014 - The line-up (shot with a fisheye lens)
June 24, 2014 - Filled up at 133.6 cause it was going to over 144 by the next morning.
June 25, 2014 - Goodbye/Hello party in the boardroom (baby shower)
*EXTRA* June 25, 2014 - Bob Brooks, Domino Theatre vice-president, is helping set the stage lights on Wednesday in anticipation of the return of Come Play By The Lake, the theatres one-act festival, which opens July 4. The festival had been put on hold in 2008 after the move from their King Street location and Brooks is hoping to see it become an annual event in their new home in the former Harold Harvey arena.
June 26, 2014 - Soooo cheesy
June 27, 2014 - Vicki Keith and her husband John Munro are just two of the many marathon swimmers author Laura E Young interviewed to for her book, Solo, Yet Never Alone: Swimming the Great Lakes. Keith and Munro are seen here at Grass Creek Park before Keith and her Y Penguins students go for a training swim on Friday June 27, 2014. Julia McKay/Kingston Whig-Standard/QMI Agency
*EXTRA* June 27, 2014 - Yellow flowers in the sunshine
June 28, 2014 - Harley, a Kingston 4 Paws Academy puppy in training sits with six-year old Isabelle Marois and her mother Meaghan Gauthier-Marois outside the Loyalist Emergency Services Amherstview Fire Hall where the family is holding a Canada Day charity fundraiser on Saturday June 28, 2014. Isabelle is on the wait list for a service dog through Kingston 4 Paws Academy and her family is trying to help offset the cost with the fun-themed fundraiser.
*EXTRA* June 28, 2014 - The Fort Henry Guard Drums marched and played rousing military songs from the First World War during the Tribute to the Great War.
*EXTRA* June 28, 2014 - Members with 46th Productions demonstrated how to carry and load a Vickers Medium Machine Gun during the Tribute to the Great War at Fort Henry.
*EXTRA* June 28, 2014 - The Tribute to the Great War culminated in a fireworks display.
June 29, 2014 - Jayne Ayre, owner and artist of Kismet Clay Designs, likes to make creative and whimsical clay characters that brings a smile to her patrons faces.  She is seen here in her booth with her works on display on Sunday. Ayre was one of the 150 artist and artisans participating in Artfest this weekend in City Park.
*EXTRA* June 29, 2014 - Using different colours on different days, the Mural installation gives the community chance to build on each others creativity. Yellow and orange are the colours being used on Sunday. In it's third year, Artfest has grown into a four-day festival that celebrates all things art, including music, dance, artwork, theatre and more and can be found in City Park.  The four pathways through the park are full of people looking, tasting, hearing and sharing the love of art.
*EXTRA* June 29, 2014 - I don't think that's a legal move - Kingston FC vs Burlington SC.
June 30, 2014 - Mom adding her own touch to the Community Mural wall on day three of Artfest in City Park.
*EXTRA* June 30, 2014 - Community Mural wall on day three of Artfest in City Park
*EXTRA* June 30, 2014 - Early morning trip to the berry farm with mom
to be continued in 365 - July 2014


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