Archive | April, 2019

Declutter your space: the Great Glebe Garage Sale is coming

One of the highlights of the year for many in Ottawa, this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine. As always, veterans of this annual neighbourhood-wide porch, driveway and garage sale know that keen shoppers will be out searching for the best buys starting even earlier.

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Saving birds, one window at a time

Safe Wings is tackling the problem of bird collisions with a team of volunteers who monitor buildings looking for dead birds, rescuing live ones and collecting data on each collision so we can prove there’s a problem.

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McCrank’s on the move

In the dwindling days of March, I came for a farewell conversation with her and Peter, for at Eastertime they are to close one of the Glebe’s beloved nooks, McCrank’s Cycles, ready for moving across town. On the final day of March they held.

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99 Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue Court)

On the wintry evening of April 10, developer Minto Commercial and the City of Ottawa hosted an open house at St. Giles Church with display boards outlining construction details and the proposed schedule related to the redevelopment of Fifth Avenue Court.

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The Ten Spot for excellence in beauty

I met on a sunny Saturday afternoon with Annie Létourneau and Keir Menzies at the Glebe location of The Ten Spot. The shop was bustling with activity which, late on a Saturday afternoon, said something about how well things are going.

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Jane’s Walk in Glebe South – trees you need to see

Come for a walk in Glebe South on Sunday, May 5, from 10:30 to 11:45a.m. to talk about trees in a lovely part of our neighbourhood. “Jane’s Walk in Glebe South: Trees You Need to See” is hosted by the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee. Our guide is Owen Clarkin.

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Bringing families together:

Ottawa Centre Refugee Action (OCRA) volunteers have been very busy in 2019! Find out about fundraising events, and read the story of Ali and his journey from Eritrea to Canada.

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Helen and Gil Levine: a legacy of music, hope and change

Gil Levine died at 85 in 2009 and three words in his obituary, “… plan a hootenanny,” were the beginning of Gil’s Hootenanny, a celebration of the collective power of song to change the world.

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Launching Ottawa Grassroots

The Ottawa Grassroots festival this year will take place from April 25 to 28 at Southminster United Church in Old Ottawa South. The weekend’s lineup is packed full of vibrant and unique artists.

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The King of counterfeiting:

The incredible story of William Chaloner and the British currency collapse is the topic of the newest play by the Ottawa Baroque Consort. Simply titled Counterfeit!, it will be performed by well-known Ottawa actor Pierre Brault with live music by the Ottawa Baroque Consort.

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Glebe teen tackles lead role in Canterbury play

Emily Vaz, 17, says she had trouble speaking in front of people before she joined the drama program at Canterbury High School. Vaz has lived in the Glebe for nearly 11 years. Though she was shy, she says she has always been a performer.

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The Ottawa Children’s Festival wants to ROCK your community!

The Ottawa Children’s Festival exists to surround young people with excellence in performing arts that excite their instinctive creativity, their boundless imaginations and encourage individual expression. Join us May 8–12 as we celebrate the world’s finest performing arts for children.

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Clemow Estate Heritage Conservation District Study, Phase II

Phase II of the Clemow Estate Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study was initiated in 2016 to analyze the character of the study area and to research its history, development and evolution in order to identify the important character-defining attributes.

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