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Immaculata celebrates 90 years

Immaculata High School celebrated its 90th anniversary on the weekend of September 30, including a mass at the original site at 211 Bronson Avenue, celebrated by a graduate of the high school. Said principal Sean Power, “It has been a very busy and exciting two weeks for our Immaculata community.

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GRAND Market supports African grandmothers and children

Grandmothers in the nation’s capital are coming together once again to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign. The fourth annual GRAND Market is coming back to Lansdowne on November 25.

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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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The original annexation of the Glebe Annex

While the term the “Glebe Annex” is a relatively recent one, at one time in our community’s history, we were indeed annexed – from Nepean Township to the City of Ottawa. In fact, Ottawa itself used to be a part of Nepean.

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