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Stockade soccer season cancelled

Stockade soccer season cancelled

Kingston’s team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL, a semi-pro league) — the Stockade FC — had its season cancelled this past week, an innocent victim of the coronavirus. It’s a disappointing turn for the players and fans and for second-year coach Jamal Lis-Simmons.

Faces of Kingston: Kate Cristiani

Faces of Kingston: Kate Cristiani

With all the chaos going on in the world right now, it was refreshing to write Faces Of Kingston this week and get to share a normal, light-hearted conversation with an artistic local. Kate Cristiani is a tattoo artist with Ink Inc. who lives in Kingston and it was nice to get to know her better. 

Faces of Kingston: Louis Torchio

Faces of Kingston: Louis Torchio

Louis Torchio, a well loved and regarded craftsmen, family man and great storyteller, is our subject for this week’s Faces of Kingston. It was a pleasure to visit The Cake Box with Louis on a Friday afternoon and chat about his background, accomplishments, life challenges, family and dreams.

New citizens to take oath in Ulster County

New citizens to take oath in Ulster County

Approximately 21 new citizens representing 19 countries will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth, at a naturalization ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. 

Kingston After Dark: Shana Falana’s two nights at Tubby’s

Kingston After Dark: Shana Falana’s two nights at Tubby’s

This week is going to be lucky for local dream pop and indie genre fans as Shana Falana road test their pending South By Southwest 2020 appearance with two local warm up shows at Tubby’s on Broadway. I caught up with Shana to find out the scoop on the dates at the boutique bar and performance space. “It’s the first time we’re ever playing SXSW, so we’re doing 2 warm up shows at Tubby’s. Thursday, March 5 with Top Nachos and Friday, March 6 with Gold Dime of Fire Talk Records,” she tells me. “We’re going to play a stripped-down set, no backing tracks, projections or lights and are working on something new for SX. It should be pretty raw, and Mike Amari will be singing!”