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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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Profile: Paul Dewar

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of personal profiles of political candidates in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre.
Paul Dewar has always called Ottawa home. He was raised near Maitland and Carling, the youngest of four and son of Mayor Marion Dewar. Throughout his childhood he was a competitive swimmer, while also, like many Ottawans, an avid skier and cyclist.

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Glebe women of distinction

The Glebe is home to a plethora of interesting people with interesting stories. This month we feature profiles of Janet Irwin and Catherine McKenna.

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Tanzania ‘crazily awesome’

In what country can you find cool wildlife, beautiful beaches, Maasai warriors and snow-capped mountains? I’ll give you a hint; it starts with a T, ends in an A, and has ‘anzani’ in the middle. In other words … Tanzania! Ella Hodgson-Pageau is an 11-year-old Glebe resident and a writer who is on a 10-month trip around the world with her family. This is the fourth installment in her series for the Glebe Report.

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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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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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Memoirs

The course in “Writing Your Memoirs,” offered at Abbotsford House and taught by Anne Le Dressay, has brought out some wonderful stories by local residents. We share two of these stories by John Last.

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Doughnut divas living their dream

As I sit with Kathy Aldridge on the couch by the window in Bridgehead at Bank and Second, a woman walks in with a huge smile on her face. She approaches Aldridge and says something along the lines of: “I just had to come in and say hello … you were on Donut Showdown, weren’t you? I saw you on TV! You were great.”

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Dance dream comes true in the Glebe

By Ashwin Shingadia
Kailena Van de Nes realized her life’s dream when she opened the doors of KV Dance Studio on September 2 in the basement of 108 Third Avenue. Van de Nes was GNAG’s principal dance instructor for nine years and gave dance lessons at the Glebe Community Centre, Ecclesiax Church and other venues. More than 150 people helped Van de Nes celebrate at her opening party on September 5.

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Allison’s Brain: a testament to the human spirit

A life can change in a moment. Allison Woyiwada’s certainly did. She went from being an active member of our community, an inspiring music teacher, a composer, performer and director to being diagnosed with a giant brain aneurysm in December 2011.

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People of the Glebe

The Glebe is home to a plethora of interesting people with interesting stories. Read on to find out more!

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