BELLEVILLE – A national support group for mothers is bringing a branch to Belleville.
Momstown  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  launched March 3.
Leanne Ballard , owner of Momstown Belleville, said the company’s goal is to relieve the seclusion mothers often feel by connecting them to their community.http://www.qnetnews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/leanne-ballard-clip1-mar.-10.mp3 
Family Space Quinte Inc. – Ontario Early Years Centre  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 .http://www.qnetnews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/kelly-mathieson-clip1-mar.-10.mp3 
Mathieson added that Family Space’s government-funded programs and experienced staff separate it from other early-education organizations.