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Phi Beauty Bar raises the bar on beauty

hi (rhymes with me) Beauty Bar occupies part of the ground floor of the edifice at the corner of Wilton Crescent and Bank Street across from TD Place. Adorning their business card is the Greek letter ɸ (phi), also known as the Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion, representing harmony and beauty in human faces and bodies and in nature.

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Glebe Community Association turns 50!

Families, friends and neighbours of the Glebe came together on September 30 for birthday cake, balloons, face painting and community art-making to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Glebe Community Association.

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The dough also rises at Life of Pie

Kerry Duffy, master baker and owner of the popular Life of Pie in Old Ottawa South, has a fresh batch of cooking courses on offer and I’ve signed up for the “Slow and Easy Bread” class. We gather on a warm Thursday evening after-hours in this homey bakery and are set up at our own well-equipped stations. I see one or two familiar faces from the ’hood but find out that some participants have come from as far away as Stittsville, having taken previous classes with Kerry and declaring it more than worth the drive.

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Ottawa’s Grey Cup Festival a party for everyone

The Glebe is getting ready for the party of the century and RNation is inviting you, your friends and family to a week of revved-up fun in the Glebe November 21 – 26 leading up to Canada’s biggest sporting event: the Grey Cup.

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Local grandmothers fundraise for African grandmothers

An Ottawa grandmothers’ group, the One World Grannies, will merge with a dozen other grandmother groups from this region to stage The GRAND Market at Lansdowne Park’s Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday, October 22.

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Rescued treasure: Jewish music almost forgotten

When the Nazis came to power, Jewish musicians were forbidden from playing in non-Jewish settings, forcing their work underground. Lewin’s Semer label recorded for five years the brightest Jewish musicians of the day in a bid to preserve their legacy for posterity. When the Nazis attacked, they demolished it all. Over 4,500 recordings and 250 metal plates were destroyed, and with them the memory of the Semer label was lost forever.

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Caelis Academy Ensemble: Ottawa’s newest concert choir

Matthew Larkin decided earlier this year to try to realize a long-time ambition and began an independent academy choir that specializes in sacred and secular masterworks, seeking to achieve the highest possible standards of performance in the context of an enlightened musical education. Thus, Caelis Academy Ensemble was born.

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St. Matthew’s War Memorial Project – lest we forget

In this edition of the Glebe Report we present the story of 26-year-old Edward Cuno McGill Richer of Gilmour Street as part of our continuing series of stories about the 16 servicemen from St. Matthew’s Anglican Church who were killed in action in the First World War.

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Alphabet book set in Ottawa

The first-ever children’s alphabet book set in Ottawa, An ABC of Ottawa, is a labour of love by two long-time Ottawa residents, Miriam Bloom and the late Julie Mason.

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The Iconic maple: Canada’s tree

Only 10 of the 150 species of maple trees worldwide are native to Canada. So what is it about the maple that makes it quintessentially Canadian?

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Probate if necessary, but not necessarily probate (Part 2)

Beneficiary designations are effective in avoiding probate by allowing funds to pass directly to the beneficiary outside of the estate, thereby avoiding the tax. Such a designation must be to a named individual other than the deceased or his estate and can include life insurance policies, RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and pension plans. When appointing a beneficiary, you should consider also appointing a secondary beneficiary if there is any possibility of the primary beneficiary dying with you in an accident.

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