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Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopens

The Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopened on May 31 with pandemic precautions that require online prepayment of goods with vendors. Here’s how it works.

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Glebe neighbourhood vibes return with opening of shops

When Jennifer Adam reopened her kitchen supply store in the Glebe after being closed for more than two months, she had no idea whether to expect lineups or crickets. But knowing how loyal her customers have been over the years, Adam and her husband John prepared for a busy time.

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Grapevine and Marketplace June

The Glebe Report’s Grapevine is our community bulletin board bringing the latest bits of neighbourhood news.

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Otto Graser – 50 years of friendship

Otto Graser of the Glebe died of COVID-19 on April 6. The story of his 50-year friendship with three friends in the Glebe is told by one of the quartet, Jaan Krusberg.

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Glebe merchants adapt

When Katherine Slack was told her stationery supply boutique had to shut its doors due to COVID-19, she had no idea whether or not her business could survive.

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Grapevine and Marketplace

The Glebe Report’s Grapevine is our community bulletin board bringing the latest bits of neighbourhood news.

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COVID-19 in the Glebe

As the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread like wildfire in early April, Kate Magner still wasn’t too worried about working 24-hour shifts in the intensive care unit at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus.

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How are we all doing?

In years to come, our grandchildren (or our grandchildren’s children) may ask, “What did you do in the pandemic, Grandma? Tell us a COVID-19 story, Grandpa.” The coronavirus has swept into our lives like an avalanche, a force majeure, and changed everything. Here’s what a few of us are doing to cope in these unprecedented times.

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GCA cancels this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale

For the first time in 35 years, the Glebe will not be hosting the Great Glebe Garage Sale on the fourth Saturday in May.

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Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s a sad loss – and portent for retailers?

While a final clear-out sale draws huge crowds just around the corner at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, Maida Anisman sips a glass of wine and laments the demise of the store she created and nurtured for 43 years. “I’m in shock,” she says.

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Coronavirus – ripples in the Glebe

The Glebe is a safe and cosy place. But we are reminded this month, with the onslaught of COVID-19 and its ramifications, of our essential interconnectedness with the rest of the city, the country, the world. We’re all in this together, we humans.

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Grocery store – inbound!

In looking at the large, 300-vehicle parking lot bordered by Preston, Beech, Rochester and Aberdeen streets, many local residents have long mused this would be a perfect location for a grocery store. Arnon Development Corporation seems to agree. Arnon has proposed to develop the site at 450 Rochester Street.

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Idling: what’s the big deal?

On New Year’s Day my husband and I strolled past a parked BMW SUV. It was idling. Presumably they wanted to stay warm while waiting. But despite the moderate weather and being dressed in winter wear, they idled.

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Chickpeas’ modern twist on traditional foods

Chickpeas, a scratch kitchen that makes falafels and hummus, recently opened in the Glebe. Walking into the restaurant, you are welcomed by aesthetic arrangements of hanging plants, along with the fresh smell of falafels and vibrant greens being made before your eyes.

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Booth Street complex – the next step

The Booth Street complex site has seen much more activity in recent weeks than it has in many years. Fences started going up around the property, with staging activities continuing to take place.

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Are we funny yet?

What do an audiologist, a real estate agent and an environmental scientist have in common? A sense of humour and a desire to try something new. These were among my classmates in the stand-up comedy class offered through the Glebe Neighborhood Activities Group at the Glebe Community Centre this fall.

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Climate emergency –

On February 1 at 7 p.m., Clive Doucet, city councillor for Capital Ward from 1997 to 2010, will host a panel discussion with the NDP and the Green Party at the Glebe Community Centre. I recently caught up with Doucet in advance of this event.

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Our green bins’ ‘dirty little secret’

In the December 6 issue of the Glebe Report, I
read with interest Jennifer Humphries’ account of her guided tour … of the industrial plants that process the contents of our blue and black recycling bins….Humphries mentions that the tour group hopes also to visit the Renewi organics composting site operated by Orgaworld Canada Ltd. If the tour goes ahead, she may be as surprised and upset as I was when I discovered what actually happens to our green bin contents and yard waste.

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Meet the mayor of Plymouth Street

Meet the “mayor” of Plymouth Street. If there are two themes that run through the life of Ray Lalonde, they would be the dairy industry and the Glebe Annex.

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Talking trash

With Black Friday behind us and the holidays just ahead, it seems timely to look at how Ottawa deals with waste and to consider ways to limit our own trash footprint.

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The Cabana’s Kitchen – party

I am greeted by the proprietor of The Cabana’s Kitchen, Aseem Bhatia. “The Cabana’s Kitchen is a fast food restaurant with a twist,” Bhatia tells me.

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Neighbourhood of Sacrifice

The Glebe is a truly perfect place to raise a family, build a business and live out a life, but once it must have felt like the saddest place on Earth. Its avenues ran with apprehension and despair. Behind every drawn curtain hid anxious families, broken parents, heartbroken wives, memories of summers past and lost, the promises of futures destroyed and children who would never know their fathers. These were the years of the Second World War.

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Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack was the husband of my mother’s sister Floss. They met in the 1920s when my Auntie Floss was working at the Model Laundry in Watford, England, and Uncle Jack drove the delivery lorry (truck) there. But that is not the end of the story.

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On ‘Top of the World’ in the Glebe

It’s a warm autumn day, sun ablaze, temperature north of 24 when I enter Top of the World (TOTW), the tastefully-designed, well-presented skateboard and snowboard shop at 581 Bank Street.

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NHL dream comes true for Glebites Kuffner and Véronneau

Best friends and Princeton graduates Ryan Kuffner and Max Véronneau, both from the Glebe, are bound to see some hockey action in the big leagues this season. The 23-year-olds made their NHL debuts last March.

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Election candidates

There are 11 candidates vying for election as Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, most of them women. The Glebe Report contacted those candidates for whom we could find information, and received statements from eight. Here is what they have to say to Glebe Report readers.

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