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Lorraine Snider: An “Extra” Podcast (2/16/2019) - For 24 years I've lived within sight of Lorraine Snider's house and garden. It's a little old white house perched on a cliff near the top of the Patrick Street hill. There are lilacs on the north side of the cliff. The garden is huge and flat and sunny. Lorraine, born on Markland Street in 1926, lived her entire life in a space of a few Kingston blocks. But my interview with her was wide-ranging. She spoke of miraculous small Read More
 


 

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Harvest Time on Pine Street, ca. 1970

Harvest Time on Pine Street, ca. 1970

What's new and happening today — planting gardens, organic food, chickens in the back yard — that's what we did!...
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People meeting people: Facing the Street, June 2018

People meeting people: Facing the Street, June 2018

The photo exhibit Facing the Street, featured on the streets of the Swamp Ward and in the Elm Cafe for...
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Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

Mary Tutak Boswick, a Polish Kingstonian

SWIHHP is delighted to have a guest blog post this month from Joan McCulloch, telling the story of her grandmother's...
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Real Fathers, Real Sons

Real Fathers, Real Sons

Fernando Monte and Bill Cassidy both live on Raglan Road. Both were raised Catholic, found fulfillment in the arts —...
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Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

Bootlegging in the Swamp Ward

When I first started interviewing people in the Swamp Ward, I was a bit perplexed by all the bootlegging I...
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The Art of Transcribing

The Art of Transcribing

Ella Mackay Singh worked with SWIHHP this summer on a fellowship through Queen's. She did some fascinating thinking about what...
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Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Episode Six: The Sixties Come to Kingston

Our sixth podcast starts with an account of an explosive City Council meeting on August 31, 1970. Even the Whig-Standard stood...
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What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

What’s in a Name? Episode One of Stories of the Swamp Ward

You might be here because you already heard this podcast episode, but if not, here it is! I'm not sure...
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Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

Ka’tarohkwi: The Original Swamp Ward?

You've all seen this word around a lot, right? There's the creek, the river, the conservation area, the dental clinic,...
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A Sandwich Fit for a King

A Sandwich Fit for a King

"My dad always had a joke, or a smile on his face waiting for somebody to make a joke," Rosalyn...
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