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Food – our modern obsession

This month features recipes for healthy and delicious dishes – radish kefir soup and radish and pine nut salad as well as frittata with vegetables and cheese. Enjoy!

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Local food partners

As “keepers of the seed,” Shelley and Tony Spruit of Against The Grain Farms (www.againstthegrainfarms.ca) in Winchester are gathering non-modified heritage seeds from around the world. They are located just one hour south of Ottawa and are local pioneers working at the leading edge of heritage grain growing and seed restoration.

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Open house with Bhat Boy

Clyde Sanger, journalist, author and poet, has moved from his Glebe home to a retirement residence across the bridge, and has great fun with friend and artist Bhat Boy at its recent open house.

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Glebe students pay tribute to war dead

“The 48 of St. Matthew’s” are the 16 men from St. Matthew’s church killed in the Great War as well as the 32 men killed in action during the Second World War. To commemorate the memories of these men, students of Glebe Collegiate Institute’s Grade 12 Communications Technology class have created a commemorative print.

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Glebe and change – how are we doing?

While changes come to the Glebe, residents and community members are asking the tough question of whether the Glebe’s culture will be preserved. The traditional, heritage-style character appeals to many who move into the area or who already live there.

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Ottawa Centre candidates in the June 7 provincial election

A provincial election will be held on Thursday, June 7. Go to www.elections.on.ca for information on the upcoming election, how and where to vote, etc. Here are statements from the candidates running (six at time of press) to become the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre.

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Great Glebe Garage Sale coming 
Saturday, May 26

With spring finally in the air, a reminder about the Great Glebe Garage Sale: this neighbourhood-wide garage sale and celebration of spring is coming up soon, on Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., though depending on the weather, keen shoppers may be out much earlier. Bank Street merchants are also getting ready for their fantastic sidewalk sale. Here’s hoping for great weather!

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Ottawa’s Great Fire of 1900 – another close call for Glebe Annex

What is now the Glebe Annex neighbourhood narrowly escaped from Ottawa’s Great Fire of 1900, which saw more than five square miles of land go up in flames, destroying more than 3,200 buildings. The fire raced from Hull through Lebreton Flats to what is now Little Italy, and south to the Experimental Farm and was held back at Booth Street (then Division Street) just one block from our neighbourhood.

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