Eastward ho! Flora opens

The Flora Footbridge opened in late June four months earlier than scheduled, cost $2 million less than budgeted, generated greater use than forecast and as a bonus provided a glorious new public space overlooking the Rideau Canal.

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Glebe 
House Tour 
2019

At the Glebe House Tour on Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., you can stroll one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods, explore five private homes and help support GNAG’s subsidy program.

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Glebe playwright’s award-winning play, An Act of Grace, at the Gladstone

Many Glebe residents will have met John Muggleton, either in his new position as manager of adult and youth programming at Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG), or as a co-founder of The Acting Company. I recently sat down with him to talk about that and his new play, An Act of Grace, opening September 9 at the Gladstone.

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More bands, more venues, more Marvest in the Glebe in September

The fifth edition of Marvest is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, with more bands set to play in more venues than ever before during the Glebe’s local music showcase September 13–14.

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The Glebe Fine Art Show – for art collectors everywhere

The annual Glebe Fine Art Show is increasingly popular with artists and art collectors. The14th edition of the show will take place at the Glebe Community Centre over the weekend of September 14 and 15, 2019.

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In support of Glebe International Video!

When we talk about things that make a community great, we mean things that are unique, out of the way, sustaining, personal. Glebe International Video is such a place and we are in danger of losing it if we don’t support it.

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Poetry Quarter

They say history shapes us – the past determines our present and our future. What can we learn from history? What happens when we ignore the past? Can we escape it? For the August 2019 Poetry Quarter, the Glebe Report asked poets to dive deep into the meaning of history, and come back and tell us, in poetic form, what they found.

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How to flood proof your basement

It never seems to stop raining! At first it was the corner of the basement wall, a bit of staining on the concrete, then a small pool of water on the floor. A week later they are calling for 50 mm. You go down the basement stairs and to your horror there is a foot of sewage water on the floor. Fortunately with a bit of foresight all scenarios that involve flooding in your basement can be avoided, including the backup of sewage.

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‘Ghost hotels’ in the Glebe –yes? no? maybe?

Should Ottawa permit more commercial uses in residential areas like the Glebe? We have seen numerous reports that hotel-type operations – so called “ghost hotels” or Airbnbs – are spreading in the residential areas of Ottawa and other Canadian cities.

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How to build an art collection: five rules to remember

The excitement of searching for and deciding upon a piece of original art can be a hugely rewarding journey that expresses your individuality, perspective and personality. Here are five rules of buying and collecting art to keep in mind to be a truly satisfied and successful collector.

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Cantiamo Girls Choir nurtures and challenges

The Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa is led by the renowned Jackie Hawley and it is quite simply much more than “just a choir.” It is also an all-girls environment that is supportive, nurturing, non-judgemental, a place where you are challenged, where you can step out of your comfort zone, and of course, where beautiful music is created.

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Glebe Coop Nuersery School

Children are at the centre of everything we do at the Glebe Co-op Nursery School. Our goals for children, consistent with the Ministry of Education pedagogy How Does Learning Happen?, include the following: belonging, wellbeing, engagement, expression. What do these mean?

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Film Reviews

This month in movies, Paul Green reviews the French film Un Amour Impossible (2018) directed by Catherine Corsini, and Lois Siegel reviews the American film Poms (2019), directed by Zara Hayes.

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Food

This month’s food feature spotlights a young Glebe artist who is also a chef, Teo Ouellette-Borza, and gives us the surprising lowdown on lettuce, symbol of Min, the Egyptian god of fertility.

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Starting school!

All too soon, parents will be visiting the library to look for books to prepare their new kindergarteners for school. With that in mind, here are some new 2019 picture books to introduce the fun world of kindergarten.

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Get the most out of your spin class

Spinning, also known as indoor cycling, is becoming an increasingly popular addition to people’s fitness regimen year-round. The high-intensity cardio, motivating instructors and upbeat music make it fun! As a bonus, you get a great cardiovascular and resistance workout without stressing your joints. But it can be nerve-wracking attending your first spin class.

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