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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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