Otto Graser – 50 years of friendship

Otto Graser of the Glebe died of COVID-19 on April 6. The story of his 50-year friendship with three friends in the Glebe is told by one of the quartet, Jaan Krusberg.

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Glebe merchants adapt

When Katherine Slack was told her stationery supply boutique had to shut its doors due to COVID-19, she had no idea whether or not her business could survive.

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Grapevine and Marketplace

The Glebe Report’s Grapevine is our community bulletin board bringing the latest bits of neighbourhood news.

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May 2020 Glebe Report Issue

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Ottawa is growing.

Whether to expand the urban boundary — it’s a once-in-a-generation chance to determine what Ottawa prioritizes and how livable the city will be for future citizens.

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Charlie’s girl

Lots of people knew my mother, Helen Zivian Levine, as a feisty so- cialist, feminist and women’s studies professor. But if you knew her well, you knew there was a whole other side of my mom.

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Poetry Quarter

Have pen, will travel. For the Glebe Report’s May Poetry Quarter, we asked for poems that revealed the good, the bad and the ugly of your traveller selves. Where have you travelled or wish you had gone or still wish to go, if only in your mind? We sought poems that captured your adventures as you roamed the landscape of your special places. Here are the poetic tales you brought back.

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Coping with COVID

Having emotions is normal! And we are capable of feeling a very wide range, including several contra- dictory ones at once. In addition to fear and grief, we might experience guilt, anger, stress, relief, sadness and numbness.

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Where to go, when there’s no place to go?

More than ever, COVID-19 has made clear that a network of clean, safe and accessible public toilets is fundamentally a public health issue.

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ALL ECOlogical

ALL ECO proprietor Jackie Morphy managed to go from concept to opening in just four months for her earth-friendly products store at 857B Bank Street.

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We can’t let COVID-19 undo our efforts to reduce single-use plastics

Glebe residents pride themselves on being environmentally conscious. We can’t let the COVID-19 pandemic undo what we have achieved over the past years in reducing single-use plastics.

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GNAG crushes COVID-coping!

The core team at GNAG, along with a number of dedicated volunteers, have been busy creating online programming and other opportunities to keep the GNAG community connected, entertained and healthy.

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GCA keeps calm and carries on

You might think that community issues disappear when you are in isolation, but this is not the case. The Glebe Community Association had a busy month.

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Welcome to the 2020 Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Virtual Tour!

Although, with the cancellation of the 2020 Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour, artists cannot host guests in their gardens and studios this summer, they are still busy creating art and are inviting visitors to take a virtual tour of their work.

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REAL ESTATE NOW?!

This pandemic has shifted how we perceive and approach real estate and what we want for the future. The market has become uid and rolls in different directions from day to day.

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Working-at-home pandemic blues

I am developing a nasty squint and a cricked neck to add to my curved back. I dream about chiropractors working remotely. I am constantly frustrated by technology – the laptop freezes, the VPN goes down, our teleconference lines go down, someone sounds like they’re calling from the trunk of their car.

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Abbotsford’s new ways to keep connected

This spring Abbotsford House at The Glebe Centre is nding new and creative ways to connect with and serve seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Glebe Centre – notes from the inside

While many seniors care homes across Canada have been devastated by COVID-19, the Glebe Centre has so far managed to keep the coronavirus at bay. Barbara Duggan and Bruce Hill share this window into the operation of the Glebe Centre during these stressful times.

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With a pandemic on the rise, how are high school students coping?

For the most part, students have found ways to stay optimistic and busy during the quarantine. Many of us at Glebe Collegiate have been learning new skills and hobbies and staying in touch with friends through social media.

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Graduating from home

As a Grade 12 student at Glebe Collegiate Institute, I and the rest of my graduating class have been inevitably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Carleton students cope with COVID

Before COVID-19 turned into a pandemic, university students were still able to have a full education with little worry about whether their futures would be affected by the new virus. Now with self-isolation and learning from home, students have many new worries and challenges.

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The spirit of spring is alive in the Glebe Cooperative Nursery School

Although the Glebe Cooperative Nursery School is closed until the end of the school year, the spirit of spring is still alive in our little community. While this brought heavy hearts to our children, families and teachers, we are finding inventive ways to stay connected.

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Southminster’s Sunday Piano Series for COVID

Southminster United Church and the Master Piano Recital Series are responding to social isolation with a six-part, live-streamed Sunday Piano Series on Sundays at 3 p.m. from May 10 through June 14.

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Film

This month, Paul Green reviews the “delightfully atmospheric” 1947 French film Quai des orfèvres, and Lois Siegel reviews the recent American documentary Crip Camp, set in a summer camp for disabled kids in the Catskills in the 1970s.

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Books

The Ottawa Public Library is offering online storytimes through Zoom — 15 minutes long, interactive and fun. And for reading, staff at the Sunnyside library have compiled a list of best books read during this pandemic shutdown. Since the library is currently closed, these recommendations are from the staff’s own bookshelves or are downloadable e-books or audiobooks accessible on the Ottawa Public Library’s website: biblioottawalibrary.ca.

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ANOTHER FOOTBRIDGE?

How about another footbridge to help Glebe residents explore further afield by foot or bike — a modest footbridge over the Rideau River at the eastern end of Clegg Street?

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Minimize your technology risks

With every thinking person doing the greatest degree of self-isolation that personal circumstances allow, ways of staying in contact with the outside world have become more important than ever before. Here are suggestions for keeping your communication tools and practices safe and reliable.

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NO YEAST? NO PROBLEM!

The combination of baking powder and beer gives Erica’s Beer Bread a good lift, honey adds a touch of sweetness and olives or sharp cheeses counter it. The result is a spongy savoury loaf that can be prepared in a jiffy.

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Ergonomics of working from home

Having a functional space is important not only for your productivity, but also for ensuring that you can work without creating or exacerbating issues with your muscles or joints.

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St. Matthew’s new rector returns to the Glebe

The Reverend Geoff Chapman came to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church as its new rector in late April. His first service was a live broadcast from the church, an unusual start for an incoming parish priest.

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