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Settlement agreement for Beer Store/Mr. Muffler site

The Glebe Community Association and Canderel, the developer originally proposing construction of an eight-storey retirement residence on the site of the Beer Store and Mister Muffler on Bank Street, as well as a group of affected Monk Street residents, have reached a compromise agreement.

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Fifth Avenue Grocery sold!

On November 7, Elias and Jeannette Monsour locked the doors of their Glebe home and adjacent store, the Fifth Avenue Grocery on the corner of Fifth and Gordon, for the last time and turned over their keys to a new owner.

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Glebe Spree 2017: features weekly cash prizes, Christmas Chaos weekend

The Glebe Spree, your chance to win $10,000 to spend in the Glebe, is back again this year, but with a few new twists, giving you even more chances to win.

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Phi Beauty Bar raises the bar on beauty

hi (rhymes with me) Beauty Bar occupies part of the ground floor of the edifice at the corner of Wilton Crescent and Bank Street across from TD Place. Adorning their business card is the Greek letter ɸ (phi), also known as the Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion, representing harmony and beauty in human faces and bodies and in nature.

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Glebe Community Association turns 50!

Families, friends and neighbours of the Glebe came together on September 30 for birthday cake, balloons, face painting and community art-making to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Glebe Community Association.

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The dough also rises at Life of Pie

Kerry Duffy, master baker and owner of the popular Life of Pie in Old Ottawa South, has a fresh batch of cooking courses on offer and I’ve signed up for the “Slow and Easy Bread” class. We gather on a warm Thursday evening after-hours in this homey bakery and are set up at our own well-equipped stations. I see one or two familiar faces from the ’hood but find out that some participants have come from as far away as Stittsville, having taken previous classes with Kerry and declaring it more than worth the drive.

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Penny Sanger (nee Ketchum), March 18, 1931 – July 12, 2017: a tribute

The closest thing to a state funeral in the Glebe community will be the memorial service to be held for Penny Sanger on September 24 at 4 p.m. in the Glebe Community Centre. It will be a standing room only event and for good reason.

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Dominic D’Arcy, the ‘singing policeman’

Have you ever heard strumming, humming or even a full-fledged song wafting through the air as you meandered along Fifth Avenue on a mid-summer’s eve? You may have been catching the musical creations of long-time Glebe resident, retired Ottawa police sergeant Dominic D’Arcy, otherwise known as the “Singing Policeman.”

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Southminster at a crossroads

Southminster United Church, the beautiful stone building that has graced the Old Ottawa South end of the Bank Street Bridge since 1932, is about to undergo tremendous change. The church, along with the adjacent Bank Street Bridge and the Rideau Canal, is an important visual cultural heritage element defining the entrance to the Old Ottawa South community. It is a showpiece, a neighbourhood-defining landmark within the urban fabric.

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