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Digging the dirt on the Glebe

Several contaminated sites have been identified recently in and near the Glebe. This is not surprising, given the age of our community, the fact that it has hosted many industrial uses, and that, until fairly recently, we didn’t really worry about soil contamination.

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Is Fred Rose, MP, alive and well and living on Regent Street?

The December Glebe Report carried a letter signed by “Fred Rose, Glebe resident and former MP for Cartier, 1943-1947.” The author provided an address on Regent Street. Fred Rose doesn’t live at that address and never did. He died in Poland in 1983. I live on Regent Street, in fact next door, and I’ve checked the records. Fred Rose was, however, a real and an interesting person and an actual Member of Parliament.

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Chalkboy leaves a lasting mark

I am sure you have noticed beautiful coloured chalk menus and drawings on blackboards in many restaurants and pubs around town. But have you ever wondered who does them? Chalkboy, a.k.a. Andy Brown, is the talented artist and calligrapher behind those original works of art that attract the attention of customers and are much more interesting than the mass-produced, electronic signs that we see in most places.

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Announcing the Home Service Guild at Glebe-St. James

The Home Service Guild of the Glebe-St James United Church is a group of people connected through the church who are willing and able to help others with projects around the home, small and large.

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Pivot613: changing the stories of peoples’ lives

Interestingly, it was a series on the futility of New Year’s resolutions that first led me and my husband to start regularly attending Pivot613, a new church in the Glebe, in early 2016. We were walking along Fifth Avenue by Monk when we noticed the sign for Pivot613 declaring “Love First” outside the Ecclesiax building where they meet Sunday afternoons.

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