Monday 1 August 2016

365 - August 2016

Things to look forward to in August:
Enjoying the warm weather while it lasts
Making it out to the Y more
Start planning for Girl Guides in September
A bit more camping, if I can
Ella Bella turning eight-years old
Fastball - Trying to get out to a few more games before the playoffs
and more....

August 01, 2016 - Construction work on the newly designed Kingston Transit bus terminal at the Cataraqui Centre, seen here in Kingston, Ont. on Monday August 1, 2016, is progressing and expected to re-open this fall. 
*EXTRA* August 01, 2016 - Barbara Moorhead, seen here on Monday August 1, 2016 in front of one of the smaller piles of garbage, and her neighbours are upset and want something done about the residential garbage that is constantly being piles up outside the Cliff Crescent townhouses a day or two before the schedule day that the City of Kingston picks it up.
August 02, 2016 - Breakfast of yummy round things in milk
*EXTRA* August 02, 2016 - Bubble test batch #2
August 03, 2016 - Representatives from the Chinese Canadian Association of Kingston & District present a cheque to Brenda Moore, chairperson for the Food Sharing Project in the Jenkins Computer offices in Kingston, Ont. on Wednesday August 3, 2016. The annual spring banquet raised $30,000 that will go towards helping The Food Sharing Project feed local school children. The agency served 14,500 children last year in the Limestone and Algonquin & Lakeshore District school boards.
August 04, 2016 - Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala announces a $140,000 funding partnership between the province and Tri-Art Manufacturing that will create 10 new jobs and help retain 38 other positions at the local facility in Kingston
August 05, 2016 - dry conditions in mid-summer
*EXTRA* August 05, 2016 - Movie night with Meghan 
*EXTRA* August 06, 2016 - A great meal at Olive Garden with Mom in Watertown
August 07, 2016 - Planning for a year of guiding
August 08, 2016 - A small distraction at work
August 09, 2016 - Shawn Quigley has been appointed as the new executive director of Youth Diversion, a youth at risk and intervention organization in Kingston
*EXTRA* August 09, 2016 - Thirty to forty protestors from Kingston Vegetarian Network, as well as from Ottawa and Toronto, gathered outside the Memorial Centre to demonstrate, with signs and chanting,  against the use of animals in the Shriners Circus which has two performances in Kingston
August 10, 2016 - Ella Hickey, sitting with one of her two new kittens Honey on Wednesday August 10, 2016, is holding a cupcake bake sale fundraiser instead of a birthday party to celebrate her 10th birthday on Aug. 19 and to help raise money for Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative's (SNKI) high-volume, reduced cost spay/neuter clinic project in Kingston, Ont.  She will be outside the Starbucks at 95 Princess Street on Aug. 19 from Noon to 6 p.m. selling baked goods and spreading SNKI awareness. 
August 11, 2016 - Happy 8th birthday Bella
*EXTRA* August 11, 2016 - Happy 8th birthday Bella with her presents
August 12, 2016 - A blackout drew out a little friend to visit my flashlight
August 13, 2016 - FINALLY, we get some rain
*EXTRA* August 13, 2016 - FINALLY, we get some rain
August 14, 2016 - my first full jamicure
August 15, 2016 - Late night ball game
August 16, 2016 - A donation of $20,000 was presented from the staff and volunteer of the Kingston Keg Golf Tournament to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre staff for the Child Life Fund and the Pediatric Cancer Fund, after getting a tour of the centre in Kingston
*EXTRA* August 16, 2016 - With a sever thunderstorm watch and rainfall warning in effect for the Kingston area today, some roadways, like along King Street at the bottom of the emergency department ramp, developed large puddles that kept drivers and pedestrians on their toes. 
August 17, 2016 - A nextgen ball player
August 18, 2016 - some pampering things that smell really good
*EXTRA* August 18, 2016 - some cool things from my nerdblock
August 19, 2016 - It took two Julia's, a dental flosser, a flashlight and some scotch tape to remove this itty-bitty piece of broken SD card from my work cameras SD slot #lifeofaphotojournalist
August 20, 2016 - Way to go team Punktastic completing the Insane Inflatable 5k fun run in Ottawa
*EXTRA* August 20, 2016 - Way to go team Punktastic completing the Insane Inflatable 5k fun run in Ottawa
*EXTRA* August 20, 2016 - A slight change in todays edition
*EXTRA* August 20, 2016 - It's not easy to say goodbye
August 21, 2016 - An amazing mom-made pizza on a pampered chef stone found at Value Village
August 22, 2016 - New pegs for the team
August 23, 2016 - Halloween decorations on sale already, it's still August
August 24, 2016 - Emergency that wasn't really for our area
*EXTRA* August 24, 2016 - A large group of Limestone teachers and other educational staff head back to school early to participate in a professional development training session to learn tools and techniques to successfully deal with chronic and childhood stresses in their students, at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School 
August 25, 2016 - Sunset
*EXTRA* August 25, 2016 - Spiderdogs with friends
August 26, 2016 - Had to set a second alarm, not really working yet
August 27, 2016 - Along with the big stages, the Limestone City Blues Festival offers intimate concerts, as seen here with Jeff  J Gaulton in the Musiikki Cafe's upstair studio in Kingston
*EXTRA* August 27, 2016 - Blues fans from near and far find the shade as they gather in Confederation Basin for free live music during the Limestone City Blues Festival
*EXTRA* August 27, 2016 - Family and friends surrounded the Memorial Arch at Royal Military College as 250 first-year cadets, and transfers from College Militaire Royal in St. Jean Sur Richelieu, Que., march under the arch to symbolically begin their military education at RMC 
August 28, 2016 - looks like shot from a plane but was shot from the ground, in a parked car
*EXTRA* August 28, 2016 - ongoing updates at a local park

August 29, 2016 - Sunlit trophy on the dining room table
August 30, 2016 - Anneli Deptuck, left, and Jane Kong, both Mathletes going into Grade 12, give up their last week of summer vacation to help with the Head Start program, which gives the Grade 9 students  a chance to spend a week of refreshing their math and literacy skills while becoming familiar with the school before the entire school population returns next week, at Regiopoliois-Notre Dame Catholic High School
*EXTRA* August 30, 2016 - Barbara and Howard Cumming, sitting, talking about the improvements they’ve seen to their quality of life after being able to take part in an art class at H’art Studio. Barbara’s sight is weakening and Howard is dealing with a loss of hearing.  Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala, along with the H’art Centre executive director, Katherine Porter and volunteer Ginny Trousdale, helps announce the $40,000 in funds from the Ontario government going towards the H'art Centre’s newest program Young at H'art, bringing the project total up to $120,000 at the H'art Studio in Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday August 30, 2016. Classes’ start on September 12, and the 15-week free program will offer creative arts classes to Kingston’s seniors with disabilities or age-related functional decline featuring five new arts experiences in storytelling, music, theatre, dance, and visual arts led by professional artists.
*EXTRA* August 30, 2016 - Bella got into the cheesy bag
August 31, 2016 - Ball Banquet
August 31, 2016 - Canadian Blood Services is putting out an urgent call for 32,000 units to be collected nationally by Labour Day to help offset the summer collection shortfalls. Long-time volunteer Tony Dancy, first time donor Bronwyn Riha and territory manager Debi Barfoot hold the doors open for new donors at the Canadian Blood Services Kingston Region permanent clinic at 850 Gardiners Road

to be continued in 365 - September 2016