Banditos

I had a chat with a very frank and enthusiastic co-owner of Banditos named Jamie McConnell. His partners are Gregg McCabe, Matt Loudon and Steve Halucha. This quartet of locals enjoy catering to a wide range of clientele with hearty sustenance at reasonable prices.

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Poetry Quarter

To turn on a pivot, to ricochet off in a new direction, to live a pivotal moment that changes everything – that is tthe theme for this month’s Poetry Quarter.

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$18K worth of prizes in this year’s Glebe Spree

Glebe Spree, the neighbourhood’s favourite promotion, launches on November 15. Given the popularity of last year’s Canada 150 edition of Glebe Spree, several of its elements will be returning this year, including the weekly $1,000 cash prizes and the ever-popular Any Day Prizes.

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Remembering our war dead

We wrap up this series of stories in the Glebe Report commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, with the final three of the 16 servicemen from St. Matthew’s killed in action in the First World War – the youngest of the soldiers, the “chemist” of the Central Experimental Farm; and the last of the soldiers from St. Matthew’s to die in the war.

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Elections and democracy

The October 22 municipal election was a real squeaker for Capital Ward. Find out the election results, read a word from Councillor-Elect Shawn Menard, and consider an op-ed on elections and how we might do democracy better.

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Hidden Harvest: apples in our backyard Tree Succession Planning

Did you know that the Glebe is home to a sizable hidden harvest? The Lansdowne Park apple orchard is a hidden treasure. Each year, 37 trees yield between 600 and 700 pounds of apples.

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Immaculata celebrates 90 years

Immaculata High School celebrated its 90th anniversary on the weekend of September 30, including a mass at the original site at 211 Bronson Avenue, celebrated by a graduate of the high school. Said principal Sean Power, “It has been a very busy and exciting two weeks for our Immaculata community.

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GRAND Market supports African grandmothers and children

Grandmothers in the nation’s capital are coming together once again to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign. The fourth annual GRAND Market is coming back to Lansdowne on November 25.

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Sustainable future of the Glebe and its churches

The church buildings that are essential elements in the daily life of the Glebe were all built in the first half of the 20th century. The Glebe’s old church buildings are a gift, but they are also a burden that is no longer sustainable in many cases.

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Andean adventures

This October, author Basia Vanderveen flew all day from north to south and landed in Quito, Ecuador, the highest capital city in the world at altitude 3,200 metres. What an amazing trip!

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Canada’s first (nation) statesman

Blackfoot chief Crowfoot by early manhood had abandoned raiding parties in favour of raising horses. By 1865, his perspective marked the evolution of a compassionate leader and prairie diplomat.

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We celebrate in light of loss

Every June at the conclusion of Ashbury College’s closing ceremony, the graduating students are invited by the head of school to toss their uniform ties into the air to mark the end of the year. Watching the ties unfurl against the clear, blue summer sky this year, however, I saw things differently and I began to question what it means to “celebrate.”

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The Chestnut

The chestnut was one of the first staple foods, a bounty that has been treasured throughout history and in many cultures. Here is Carolyn Best’s recipe for Chestnut, Kale and Mushroom Ragout.

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Books

This month it’s all about non-fiction! Storytelling combined with science or history can be as entertaining as any fiction. Read up on OPL Sunnyside’s recommendations for kids, and for the adults, an insider’s biography of former Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin.

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