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CJAI – Amherst Island Radio

CJAI – Amherst Island Radio

Welcome to Amherst Island Radio! Since 2006, Amherst Island Radio has broadcast at 101.3 FM from our milkhouse studios located in Stella, Ontario on Amherst Island. Our 250 watt transmitter serves Kingston and Loyalist Township, roughly from Picton to Napanee to Kingston (including Bath, Odessa and Amherstview). On the Internet we can be heard worldwide.
Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre

Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre

Opened in 2004, Amherst Island’s Neilson Store Museum highlights artifacts from Island families and Island history since its first settlement in 1789, when it was originally named Isle Tonti. Items in the collection include the MV Amherst Islander’s ship’s wheel, bell, and logs. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, the Museum itself is also an exhibit having once been owned by James S. Neilson, an island grain merchant who opened his first general store in 1873, with the store remaining in the Neilson family for more than one hundred years. Light Refreshments after the talk. 

The Weasel & Easel

The Weasel & Easel

Our seasonal, volunteer-run shop offers fine art and crafts from Island and area artists and artisans at affordable prices. Come find handmade pottery, jewellery, clothing, accessories, fine art and photography, greeting cards, woodcraft, and much more. Non-handmade items are fundraisers for various organizations on the island (Museum, Women’s Institute, ISLE).

We are located in the historic Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre at 5220 Front Road at the east end of the village, and run under their hours:

MAY/JUNE/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER:
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

JULY/AUGUST:
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Back Kitchen

The Back Kitchen

The Back Kitchen (incorporated as the Amherst Island Community Cafe) is Amherst Island’s volunteer managed restaurant that serves great quality food, supports local growers and businesses, hires and trains local students and promotes and hosts local events. The Back Kitchen exists to foster the Amherst Island community.

Amherst Island Men’s Society

AIMS hold their meetings on the second Saturday of the month unless scheduled at a different date due to conflicts. The calendar on the website will be updated to reflect the correct dates. For additional information, any of the officers listed on www.amsociety.ca/contacts could be phoned.

Topsy Farms

Topsy Farms

Topsy is a cooperative, multi-generational family farm at the western end of Amherst Island, in Lake Ontario. Those who work and live here are deeply committed to the environment in which they live. We plant trees and hedgerows and are a certified Monarch Way Station. No pesticides are broadcast on our land.

March 2024
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Waterside Summer Series

Waterside Summer Series

Waterside Summer Series Music Festival (aka “Waterside”) is a registered, not-for-profit charitable corporation with a mission to present excellent, primarily classical, music entertainment in the intimate setting of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island. Although “Waterside” originated as a fundraiser for St. Alban’s Anglican Church in 1994 and then operated in association with Loyalist Township for many successful years, the organization became totally independent after acquiring charitable status in 2016.

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McGinn’s Amherst Island General Store

McGinn’s Amherst Island General Store

Linda and David attained stewardship of this building in December of 2016. After 6 months of work to save the building, a fledgling store was opened on Canada Day of 2017.

Earliest record of it being a store has George Wright as the owner in 1860. It was operated as a hotel from 1880 until the Great War. In 1919 the Glenn family started their 80 year stewardship.
McGinns now operate the Post Office, a grocery store, LCBO and a The Beer Store out of this classic post and beam constructed building.

Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday Closed