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Banditos

I had a chat with a very frank and enthusiastic co-owner of Banditos named Jamie McConnell. His partners are Gregg McCabe, Matt Loudon and Steve Halucha. This quartet of locals enjoy catering to a wide range of clientele with hearty sustenance at reasonable prices.

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Poetry Quarter

To turn on a pivot, to ricochet off in a new direction, to live a pivotal moment that changes everything – that is tthe theme for this month’s Poetry Quarter.

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$18K worth of prizes in this year’s Glebe Spree

Glebe Spree, the neighbourhood’s favourite promotion, launches on November 15. Given the popularity of last year’s Canada 150 edition of Glebe Spree, several of its elements will be returning this year, including the weekly $1,000 cash prizes and the ever-popular Any Day Prizes.

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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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Hats off to Mickle Macks

My curiosity got the best of me on a sunny Saturday when I dropped in to the new haberdashery on Bank Street called Mickle Macks and discovered a bevy of young persons clustered in a very bright, colourful and inviting establishment in the heart of the Glebe.

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Saving two trees: a cooperative endeavour

Trees frequently become collateral damage during construction. With the increasing number of projects on Bank Street, the Glebe’s main business centre is losing trees. Sylvia Haines, a long-time Glebe resident, reached out to the Glebe Community Association (GCA) to express concern about the fate of one particular example – a Norway maple on the property of the now-closed Beer Store.

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Capital Ward Candidates for Councillor

There are five candidates for the councillor seat in Capital Ward, which includes the Glebe, in the upcoming election on October 22. The Glebe Report asked each candidate for 400 words on why we should vote for them.

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Candidates for Zone 9 School Trustee

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has two candidates vying for a spot on the board as trustee for Zone 9, as does the Ottawa Catholic School Board. The Glebe Report asked each candidate for a statement as to why we should vote for them on October 22.

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Tree action –now

It may sound strange, but trees are members of our community. In 2017, the Glebe came out strongly in support of the Canada 150 Tree Initiative, well exceeding our target of 150 trees planted. Trees, clearly, are important to us. But new trees don’t make up for the loss of mature trees that actually provide canopy.

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Glebe House Tour returns!

This fall, take a self-guided stroll through a historic Ottawa neighbourhood and explore the interiors of five private homes. It all happens on Sunday, September 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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291 Carling Avenue – watch this space!

Canada Lands Company (CLC) and the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) held a series of public open house drop-in sessions in July showcasing three preliminary development concepts for the site at 291 Carling Avenue. The property consists of a parcel of approximately 3.4 acres of vacant land on Carling Avenue bordered by Bell Street South to the east and Lebreton Street South to the west.

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