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Momstown launches in Belleville

Momstown-Logo [1]By Amanda Lorbetski

BELLEVILLE­ ­– A national support group for mothers is bringing a branch to Belleville.

Momstown [2] is an event and media company providing programming to children up to the age of six. An annual membership costs $85 per family and includes children’s programming, in-person and online support for mothers and discounts at local businesses.

The Momstown Belleville web site [3] launched March 3.

Leanne Ballard [4], owner of Momstown Belleville, said the company’s goal is to relieve the seclusion mothers often feel by connecting them to their community.

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Family Space Quinte Inc. – Ontario Early Years Centre [6] is a government-funded early-education facility in Belleville, a competitor for Momstown. Kelly Mathieson, executive director for the centre, says more children’s programming is needed, especially north of Belleville [7].

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Mathieson added that Family Space’s government-funded programs and experienced staff separate it from other early-education organizations.



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