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Glebe Community Association turns 50!

The Glebe today would not be the vibrant community we know and love were it not for the Glebe Community Association. The GCA was founded in 1967, so this year marks its 50th anniversary. The Glebe Report will publish during the coming year a series of articles to be written by past GCA presidents tracing the development of the GCA from its beginning to the present. As the earliest living past president it falls to me to write the first column and cover the GCA from its beginning in 1967.

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Treetop store warm and inviting

My first impressions of Treetop were influenced by the simplicity of its layout and the colour of the merchandise. Store manager Paisley Woods is no stranger to the Glebe, having worked at Fab Baby Gear, which used to occupy the premises. About the Glebe, she says: “It’s a vibrant neighbourhood, it’s downtown, great walk-by traffic, and it’s like a little city within a city.”

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New Glebe publishing venture launched

The concept of what became Dog-Eared Books has been several years in the making. We launched Dog-Eared Books, a new small publishing house located right here in the ’hood, on December 14 at Life of Pie and on December 20 at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books.

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Trees in the Glebe: What do you see? A walk with Owen Clarkin

I had the pleasure of taking a stroll through part of the Glebe on a frosty December morning with Owen Clarkin. Owen is passionate about trees. Though he wouldn’t call himself an expert and is self-educated in this domain, his tree expertise is undeniable. I first met him when he led a Jane’s Walk to introduce a group of keen Glebe residents to some of the extraordinary trees we walk by every day and don’t really see. So what does Owen see?

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Taking stock of our built heritage

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a major project identifying buildings, structures and other built resources of cultural heritage value. The Heritage Inventory Project is a city-wide project involving the surveying and evaluation of a vast array of Ottawa’s built resources,

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Jim Henson and Philosophy: Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem

It was not without skepticism that I began my task of reviewing Dale and Foy’s collection of short essays on philosophy and puppeteer Jim Henson. As someone who taught philosophy and had enjoyed the Muppet Show on television, I was more than a little concerned that an attempt to merge the two would do justice to neither. Kermit and Kant?

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Hogman-eh! New Year’s Eve 2016, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne

Hogman-eh! Gallery
Back by popular demand, the Scottish Society of Ottawa sponsored Hogman-eh! on New Year’s Eve (on the eve of January 2017) at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne. The evening included live music by Ecosse and other performers, the Arnprior McNabe Pipes and Drums, dancers, food and drink, and The Barra MacNeils.The evening was topped off with a midnight rendition of Auld Lang Syne and fireworks on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne.

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