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Planning the future of our community

The Glebe Community Association (GCA) is a voluntary, non-profit, membership-based organization that is dedicated to protecting and improving our community. Please take time to fill out our community survey (paper versions available in the print copies of the Glebe Report; read more for the online link). The purpose of this survey is to understand your views and determine priorities for the GCA.

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Glebe grad and author Sean Michaels talks about Ottawa

Sean Michaels is a music journalist and blogger based in Montreal. He recently won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. A fictionalized tale of the life and passions of Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin, a mysterious musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the player, Us Conductors is a major accomplishment for the 32-year-old Glebe Collegiate Institute graduate.

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The switch – First Avenue 
and Mutchmor schools

Reality is sinking in as Mutchmor Public School and First Avenue Public School begin the official countdown for the big switch in September 2015. During the spring of 2015 staff of each school will begin the huge task of switching buildings. This is happening almost five years after the school board first identified the issue of overcrowding at First Avenue P.S.

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What’s in a (street) name? The Clemows and Powells

Two of the Glebe’s most fascinating streets surely are Clemow and Powell avenues, because they are not just exceptionally good-looking (wide boulevards, grand old homes, plenty of trees) but also because they exude an aura of influence and prestige. Even without knowing anything about the men and women behind these two names, one can easily surmise that they were part of Ottawa’s elite.

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January Business Buzz – The Tea Party & Sporting Life

We welcome the return of The Tea Party on Fourth Avenue, and herald the opening of Sporting Life in Lansdowne Park.

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Memoirs

The course in “Writing Your Memoirs,” offered at Abbotsford House has brought out some wonderful stories by local residents. We share some of these stories and hope that their summer themes will bring comfort to our readers in frozen January.

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