Meet the mayor of Plymouth Street

Meet the “mayor” of Plymouth Street. If there are two themes that run through the life of Ray Lalonde, they would be the dairy industry and the Glebe Annex.

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Talking trash

With Black Friday behind us and the holidays just ahead, it seems timely to look at how Ottawa deals with waste and to consider ways to limit our own trash footprint.

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The Cabana’s Kitchen – party

I am greeted by the proprietor of The Cabana’s Kitchen, Aseem Bhatia. “The Cabana’s Kitchen is a fast food restaurant with a twist,” Bhatia tells me.

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Douvris Martial Arts celebrates 35 years

Douvris Martial Arts, a long-time mainstay of the Glebe and Old Ottawa South, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. I was invited to stop by on a busy Saturday for cake and conversation.

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Time to rethink off-leash designations?

Dog lover or not, we all know from personal experience that dog ownership in urban areas can sometimes put neighbourly civility to the test.

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We have to reimagine the Glebe

It is my growing belief that we have to reimagine how we live in and navigate around our neighbourhood. As a resident and business owner here for more than 40 years, I am passionate about and committed to sustaining the quality of life of the Glebe.

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‘The Maker’ of the Glebe

I first met Kathrin von Dehn at a party in the Glebe. What I remembered of that evening was the magnificent view of a snowy Patterson’s Creek, delicious Venezuelan arepas and a conversation with an artist so passionate about her work that I was determined to seek her out again.

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The Giving Gertie: a not-so-random act of kindness

We’ve all been noticing a rise in the number of people living on the street. What to do about it? One local mother-daughter duo heard the call and are doing something fantastic.

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Milestone anniversary for Glebe Collegiate Institute

By Connie Boynton “Yellow and blue, yellow and blue! What we want we always do! Who are you!? Who am I!? We’re the gang from GCI! A-rick-a-rack a-rick-a-rack, hullabaloo, balloobala, humpty dumpty, rickety-rack, sis boom ba! GO GLEBE!” Plans are underway for celebrating Glebe Collegiate’s 100th anniversary in 2022-23. Glebe school council is seeking input […]

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Blast to the past: the Novae Res and the Glebe Gazette

Unlike the current school paper, the Glebe Gazette, which is run as a student-led club, the Novae Res (“new thing” in Latin) was actually an accredited course led by a teacher. Archives of the old Novae Res papers date from 2003 back to 1965.

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Local realtor undertakes charity hike through Morocco

Jennifer Stewart, the latter half of Diane & Jen Ottawa Realtors, tackled a 100-kilometer hike in sweltering Morocco as a participant in the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter.

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365 days, 16 new businesses, one exceptional year

Nearly 20 new businesses opened in the Glebe this past year, adding to an already stunning variety of unique shops, restaurants and services, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

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Film Reviews

Film reviews this month are Rocketman, a biopic about Elton John, by Lois Siegel, and Parasite, a parable or social satire on class relations in contemporary South Korea, by Paul Green.

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Book Reviews

This month, we present book reviews of Ottawa Rewind by local author Andrew King, Ralph Smith’s book Concession Street Secrets, and a roundup of celebratory picture books at teh Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

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Musical Offerings

December musical offerings include the Falll Choral Workshop singing Bach on December 8, the Stairwell Carollers in concert December 14, Tom Jackson’s The Huron Carole on the 17th, , and the rollicking panto Robin Hood from December 28 to January 5.

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Food This Month

This month in food, the Glebe Report brings you Carolyn Best’s take on vanilla, a type of orchid, and Marisa Romano’s hints on making nutritious but thrifty meals.

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Sad songs

On a sad day, I find it helpful to turn off my phone, TV and laptop and lie down on my back on the sofa. My go-to sad music includes Gorecki’s Symphony No.3 and the swelling strings of Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”

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