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Profiles of Glebites: Peter Dillon and Damian Konstantinakos

The Glebe is home to many interesting people. This month, we have interviews with actor and teacher Peter Dillon, and we continue with our third in a series of personal profiles of political candidates in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre: Damian Konstantinakos is the Ottawa Centre candidate for the Conservative party.

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Glebe streets: Bank Street & Bronson Avenue

It’s the season for construction and changes — here’s an update on what is happening with two of the Glebe’s main throughways, Bank Street and Bronson Avenue.

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Joy Creations – a new Glebe gem

Joy Creations opened its doors to the public at the beginning of April, showcasing handmade jewellery, all designed and handcrafted by the store’s proprietor, Joyce Barnard. She has been designing and making jewellery for the last 12 years and has been planning to open a store for the last five. Together with her gemologist business partner, Samuel Tang, the pair has now made this a reality.

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Fifth anniversary of Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour

Summer 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the revival of the Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour, which will be held on the weekend of July 4 and 5. Momentum has been building over the past five years, bringing attention to local artists and attracting many visitors to our neighbourhood for this highly anticipated event. Although there are many art tours in our region, it is always special to meet your talented neighbours and support their work.

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The New Art Festival: bringing you art for a generation

Modern art will go nowhere if everyone insists on supporting dead artists. Forget the gallery, go for a walk in the park, support the arts industry by buying art from an artist who is breathing, an artist who might just create something next week thinking about the conversation they had with you in the grass. Bring the kids, bring the dog, run around, don’t be afraid to touch things, pretend it’s not the gallery, because it’s not. These are real artists in the real world, to whom you can talk, not just read about on plaques. And it’s not just for grown-ups, because kids can learn about art too.

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Musical feast cooking up for the Glebe this summer

Eats, beats and grilled meats. That’s what will be cooking up at TD Place July 11 when Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid rolls into town with a busload of beats, burgers and big name DJs for an all-day outdoor dance party. There are also tons of local shows happening at music joints in the Glebe this summer.

Irene’s Pub has music every Thursday through Sunday with bands like Ottawa rockers Small Black Dog hitting the pub July 3. Ottawa soft rock kings PleasureCraft will be bringing all the “yacht rock” the Glebe can handle when they cruise into the pub July 11. So pick up a pair of festival shoes, a decent backpack, a good water bottle and just spend your time strolling through the Glebe this summer; there will be lots to see – and hear.

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