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Myanmar – go for the Water Festival!

Ella Hodgson-Pageau is an 11-year-old Glebite and writer on a 10-month trip around the world with her family. This is the sixth installment in her series for the Glebe Report.

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What’s in a (street) name? The Clemows and Powells

Two of the Glebe’s most fascinating streets surely are Clemow and Powell avenues, because they are not just exceptionally good-looking (wide boulevards, grand old homes, plenty of trees) but also because they exude an aura of influence and prestige. Even without knowing anything about the men and women behind these two names, one can easily surmise that they were part of Ottawa’s elite.

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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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Glebe History

In this month’s installment of Glebe history, we take a look at the December 14, 1984 issue of the Glebe Report, the namesake behind O’Connor Street, and the real Abbotsford House.

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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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Davidson’s Jewellers turns 75!

A big basket of flowers in the window of a new shop at 782 Bank Street caught the eye of 17-year-old Jean MacLean in November 1939. She was delighted to see that it was a jewellery store and immediately decided that she was going to buy something. She bought her first watch there; later on her engagement ring when she became engaged to Sam Macdonald, and then her wedding band. This 75-year relationship is still going strong!

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