Archive | November, 2018

Sustainable future of the Glebe and its churches

The church buildings that are essential elements in the daily life of the Glebe were all built in the first half of the 20th century. The Glebe’s old church buildings are a gift, but they are also a burden that is no longer sustainable in many cases.

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Andean adventures

This October, author Basia Vanderveen flew all day from north to south and landed in Quito, Ecuador, the highest capital city in the world at altitude 3,200 metres. What an amazing trip!

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Canada’s first (nation) statesman

Blackfoot chief Crowfoot by early manhood had abandoned raiding parties in favour of raising horses. By 1865, his perspective marked the evolution of a compassionate leader and prairie diplomat.

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We celebrate in light of loss

Every June at the conclusion of Ashbury College’s closing ceremony, the graduating students are invited by the head of school to toss their uniform ties into the air to mark the end of the year. Watching the ties unfurl against the clear, blue summer sky this year, however, I saw things differently and I began to question what it means to “celebrate.”

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The Chestnut

The chestnut was one of the first staple foods, a bounty that has been treasured throughout history and in many cultures. Here is Carolyn Best’s recipe for Chestnut, Kale and Mushroom Ragout.

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Books

This month it’s all about non-fiction! Storytelling combined with science or history can be as entertaining as any fiction. Read up on OPL Sunnyside’s recommendations for kids, and for the adults, an insider’s biography of former Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin.

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