Archive | March, 2018

Glebe Report essay contest

The winner of our recent essay contest marking the Glebe Report’s 500th edition in February is Christie Diekmeyer. The Glebe Report Board was very pleased with the enthusiastic responses to its essay contest and the warm feelings that writers expressed on the subject of community newspapers. Many thanks to our judges Elaine Marlin, former editor of the Glebe Report, and Patricia Lightfoot and Steve Zan, current co-chairs of the Glebe Report Board of Directors.

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Lisgar reunion to celebrate 175 years!

Older than the country and the fourth oldest high school in the province, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, this grand old lady–Ottawa’s first high school–will celebrate a milestone birthday the weekend of May 4–6, 2018.

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Boston Pizza comes to the Glebe

Cam Saikaly is no stranger to Ottawa and not new to the restaurant business. He also owns the Boston Pizza location at Walkley and Conroy where he has been for 10 years, and yes, business is great.

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Taking history to the streets

Have you noticed that some of the grey traffic control boxes on our street corners have been wrapped with vivid images telling little-known stories of our community’s history? Welcome to Capital History Kiosks, an Ottawa 2017 project of the Worker’s History Museum, Carleton University and local design firm Chapter One Studio.

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GLAD ‘Cleaning the Capital’ spring 2018

The City of Ottawa hosts its annual spring event, GLAD’s “Cleaning the Capital.” It’s coming soon! Registration begins on March 15, with park cleanups taking place between April 15 and May 15. Everyone is welcome so please come out and help our Glebe Parks Committee (GPC) volunteers.

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Glebe Report reader victim of fraud

When Evelyn Hadican saw a job posting for an elderly caregiver in the Glebe Report in December, she thought it was a miracle. The 72-year-old is dependent on her pension to pay for her rent, and her part-time job as a private yoga instructor was the only thing keeping her from relying on the food bank. Little did she know that just a few weeks later she would be tricked out of over $3,000 in an elaborate cheque fraud scheme.

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Theology scholar from India visiting St. Matthew’s

This winter St. Matthew’s, the Anglican Church in the Glebe, was designated as the “home parish” for Anish Joy, a theology scholarship recipient from India who spent time here studying at Saint Paul University.

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Older homes: a shortcut to energy efficiency

There is a lot to learn about owning an older home. You’re in luck this spring, because we’re offering you a shortcut to energy efficiency. We will have our own energy-retrofit home-reno show at the Glebe Community Centre on Saturday, April 21.

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Of book sales past, present and future

I love the Mutchmor School (formerly First Avenue) book sale, and I know I’m not alone. So I’ll give you a scoop. This year’s dates are April 19 to 22 and book collection starts on April 3, so mark your calendars!

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Planning

Two development proposals currently under public discussion will have an impact on the Glebe and Glebe Annex neighbourhoods: the Booth Street Complex, and the new Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital.

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Book Reviews

Find out what wonderful children’s books are available at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Get the word on the latest YA book by local author Larry McCloskey – The Dog Who Cried Snake. And read a review of the recent compilation of poems by Glebe poet, author and educator JC Sulzenko – South Shore Suite … POEMS.

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