Master plan for Glebe parks

Last spring the Glebe Community Association Parks Committee decided to organize our thoughts in a more structured, written form. We developed a proposal for a Glebe parks plan.

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Bowman’s on Bank

Chatting with Peter West at Bowman’s on Bank was a walk down memory lane. Readers are no doubt familiar with the location on the corner of Clarey Avenue, the former home of Mexicali Rosa’s.

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Bring back Mutchmor rink

This is an update on the status of the effort to bring the community rink back to Mutchmor, after 80 years of operation and a “temporary” closure in 2012.

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e-Biking in an Ottawa winter

It was a cold, blustery day with temperatures dipping to minus 29 Celsius. The Glebe was covered in deep snow; streets and sidewalks had not been cleared by the city. I did not think he would come… but the doorbell rang exactly on time and Soo Hum parked his e-bike in front of my townhouse.

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John Howard Society is coming to the Glebe Annex

Last month the city announced the John Howard Society as the winning bid for the supportive housing project planned for 289 Carling Ave. The site, which is currently a small parking lot at the corner of Carling Avenue and Bell Street South, has been a source of discussion and concern.

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Yellow floating heart in Brown’s Inlet

In mid-March, the City of Ottawa will start to eradicate yellow floating heart from the upper pond of Brown’s Inlet. Yellow floating heart is an invasive aquatic plant.

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Octavia Francis, dancer extraordinaire

With her first footsteps as a toddler, Octavia Francis, 13, was on her way to becoming a ballet dancer. Francis has been dancing from the time she was fully able to move her body. Deshayne Fell, Francis’s

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Wanted: Glebe Snow Moles

How walkable is the Glebe during winter? Become a Snow Mole and find out! Snow Moles take short walks outside, alone or in a group, and complete a brief online or paper survey of the conditions during their walk.

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Ottawa encourages single-use plastics

When it comes to plastic pollution, Ottawa is driving the wrong way down a one-way street. While other Canadian cities are enacting plastic reduction policies, ours is actually increasing plastic use.

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Bottle return runaround

Returning “empties” has become noticeably more difficult in the Glebe with the temporary closure of the Beer Store beside Kettleman’s and the permanent closure of the Isabella store. So what’s to be done?

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Poetry Quarter

For the February Poetry Quarter, our curator, JC Sulzenko, has selected a number of poems to highlight from the impressive array of poems submitted since our inception in November 2015. Many thanks to all the poets who sent in their poems to the Poetry Quarter over the years.

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Ottawa lags behind

Ottawa seems to think that being a world-class city is to impose out-of-scale high rises on unsuspecting neighbourhoods throughout the city.

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Glebe Chiropractic Clinic + Massage Therapy Centre marks 25 years

January 2019 marks the Glebe Chiropractic Clinic + Massage Therapy Centre’s 25th anniversary. What started as a small practice that included myself and one chiropractic health assistant, has grown into two clinic locations in Ottawa that employ a multi-disciplinary healthcare team of 30 employees.

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Glebe Historical Society photos

You think the snow this year is crazy? Courtesy of the Glebe Historical Society photos, we are reminded of the great snowfall of 1942.

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Glebe-St James welcomes James Caswell

The congregation is delighted that James Caswell has begun his new appointment as the Minister of Music at Glebe-St. James United Church. Many readers will know of him as a teacher at Canterbury High School or from his decades of choral directing.

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But is it art?

Graffiti art has seen great change, evolving from obscure, often offensive, images to modern high-end art. With graffiti art now becoming respectable, it is found everywhere here in the Glebe.

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Food

This month’s food offerings are on the exotic end: cooking with saffron, and the making of Riesling wine jelly. Enjoy!

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Books

Clive Doucet’s latest offering, Grandfather’s House, brings stories and poems about his Acadian grandfather and musings on the role of a grandfather. Sunnyside library highlights books for kids for March Break, and Ildiko Sumegi finds an extraordinary selection of mysterious kids’ books.

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