Running for office was life-affirming

They say one of the reasons few women run for public office is because they wait to be asked. . “How many times did it take before you agreed to run?” someone asked. Five, I admitted.

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Ken Rubin, still on a mission

Twenty years ago the Glebe Report profiled Ken Rubin as “Mr. Access to Information.” The article gave a vivid description of his wide-ranging activities dedicated to protecting the public interest from assaults by both profit-oriented private companies and government bureaucracies. Not much has changed with Ken Rubin, a long-time Glebe resident. He is still on the same mission to expose wrongdoings.

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Promises broken

For many years (since 1932) a boarded rink was located on the Mutchmor field and heavily used by the community. A decision was made not to install it in 2013 during construction of the 2014 addition to Mutchmor school. The community was promised that the rink would be reinstalled after construction was completed. The rink, however, was never reinstalled.

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J.D. Adam Kitchen Co. celebrates milestone

Celebrating 30 years in retail as an independent business in today’s economic climate is more than just an accomplishment – it’s a testament to the owners and dedicated staff of J.D. Adam Kitchen Company.

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A very merry and green Christmas

The Christmas tree conundrum – does it make sense, when we know that living trees play such a critical ecological role, to chop thousands, use them for a month or so, and then toss them to the curb? On the other hand, how enviro-friendly are those boxed artificial trees manufactured in Asia and shipped over long distances to department and big-box stores?

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Outside the box

Ever since the first design proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier was unveiled over two years ago, frustrated Ottawans have been asking, “can’t it be something other than a rectangular box?” Now, students at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism have answered that question.

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The Glebe:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Glebe – the lights, the sights, the smells and sounds – and there isn’t a Grinch to be found. Instead, you’ll find festive banners and Christmas lights, decorated storefronts and a 40-foot Christmas tree illuminating the iconic Aberdeen Pavilion. The Glebe is the place to be this holiday season. Here’s why.

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The Apple, The Primeval

Just in time for holiday eating, the Glebe Report brings you delightful recipes for the apple primeval, and a delicious cranberry chutney. Enjoy!

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Patchwork Pilgrimage at Glebe-St. James

Every September about 36 women head up to Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre in Gracefield, Quebec for a weekend of quilting, laughing, eating, hiking, swimming – and even more quilting.

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Fall Choral Workshop presents Family Christmas Concert for CHEO

Musical offerings include an acclaimed Chilean duo with an intimate evening of songs and opera arias at Southminster church on December 14, a December 15 Christmas concert by the Stairwell Carollers at Southminster, a December 16 performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria in Excelsis” as part of a CHEO-fundraising Family Christmas Concert, also at Southminster, and a Christmas Eve nativity pageant by the children of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

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A Christmas Dragon

For young children, Ildiko Sumegi suggests books that put into relief a child’s sense of community and the importance of taking an interest in the world and how to make it better; Sue Townley points us to newly arrived Sunnyside library picture books for young ones; and JC Sulzenko reviews a new young-adult Christmas book by local author Larry McCloskey.

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Hypothyroidism – what you need to know

Hypothyroidism happens when our thyroid glands don’t make enough thyroid hormone.So what is a thyroid anyway? The butterfly shaped thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located below your Adam’s apple responsible for the production of thyroid hormones.

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