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The Gretzkys draw a crowd at the Capitales’ ball game

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 20, after a long winter and roller-coaster spring weather, some 4,100 Quebecers were happy to take in the opening game of the Canadian-American Baseball season at Quebec City’s municipal stadium. 

Lampshades are back on Avenue Cartier

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The giant lamps on Avenue Cartier have new shades! 

School board elections will be maintained

The British (cars) are coming!

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On June 4, the Domaine Maizerets, at 200 Boulevard Montmorency, will host the 2016 edition of the “Rendez-Vous British Québec” car show, a gathering of people who share their passion for British cars. 

Starmania and more at annual Festival Opéra de Québec

The sixth annual Festival Opéra de Québec will be back this summer, from July 24 to August 6, with world-class concerts and activities that are sure to delight music lovers.

ComediHa! Festival will soon be in town

ComediHa!, Quebec City’s annual funny festival, will be taking place from June 8 to 19 and June 25. Many English-speaking comedians will be performing this year, even the original Patch Adams.   

Register soon for fifth annual FoodCamp

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Remember the 2015 FoodCamp, held last April at the Château Frontenac? (See www.qctonline.com/delicious-weekend-foodcamp in the April 12, 2015, edition of the QCT). 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue James-Bowen

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Photo: Bill Cox

Art therapy is coming to the Wellness Centre this June!

Caring for an aging, ill or dependent loved one is like being on an emotional roller coaster. Frustrations and sorrows get tangled up with successes and joys. You may exude patience one moment and explode the next. You may hold a frail hand with compassion in the morning but want to hide from that same person later in the day. 

Historical re-enactment of a soldier’s life in New France

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Montreal declares moratorium on horse-drawn carriages

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Photo: the Internet, source unknown

An epicure’s tour of Limoilou

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Eating out is supposed to provide a pleasurable break from the chore of cooking. However, in recent decades food culture has grown to epic proportions and local food is the fad. It isn’t just about satisfying one’s hunger but about having a sensorily and aesthetically pleasing culinary experience and getting out for a night on the town. 

Club Musical ends 125th anniversary celebrations on a high note

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The last concert of the 2015-2016 season of the Club Musical de Québec was an absolute, three-star treat – with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco directed by Nicholas McGegan, internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, and German countertenor Andreas Scholl.

From winter to spring

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Photo: Bill Cox

While sitting on the balcony enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face last weekend, I quickly forgot the rigours of the long winter. A pair of crows flying across the clear blue sky reminded me that summer will soon be here. Maple trees are sprouting leaves to provide shade for birds’ nests.  

Military houses in Sainte-Foy to be razed for new armoury complex

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After almost a decade of prevarication, some forty shabby-looking military houses and apartment buildings lining Boulevard Hochelaga behind the shopping centres in Sainte-Foy are soon to be demolished to make way for a new armoury for the 35th Combat Engineer Regiment. 

Jules LETENDRE

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Jules LETENDRE died on May 13, 2016, at the Centre Paul-Gilbert in Charny, in his 91st year. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Worwood and loving father of Glenn (Juliette Arsenault) and Sharon (Matthew Dowling); grandfather of Geoffrey, Kevin, Trevor and Julie, and great-grandfather of Sophie and Noah. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.

YWCA’s Great Plant Sale a great success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 21, the YWCA on Avenue Holland held its annual Jardin Pour Soi/Great Plant Sale. Over 2,000 herbs, flowers, vegetables and medicinal plants were on display for sale. For those who missed the event, another 2,000 plants will be on sale this coming Saturday, May 28. 

When is a weed not a weed? When it’s a dandelion!

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Photo: Lise Lafond

What is a weed? 

A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”   

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please pull this weed… and eat it.

Sculpting fantasies exposed at the Festival les Gosseux

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Photo: Danielle Burns

While passing by antique shops on Rue Saint-Paul, I was drawn to a poster in a window: Festival les Gosseux s'Exposent. I tried to figure out the poster showing a wooden carving of an old man with something in his hands, sitting in a rocking chair. 

Launch of "Children of Earth and Sky" at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Samantha Kidd Photography

Not to be missed!   

Strange Tales from the Sea….

The Karen Young Choir perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Quebec High School presents a Beauty of a musical

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The Secondary IV and V students of Quebec High School’s music theatre class staged their presentation of Beauty and the Beast last weekend, in the school’s Webster Auditorium.

Stuart Wright celebrates 90 with style

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Stuart Wright celebrated his 90th birthday with style at the Quebec Garrison Club last week, surrounded by family and friends. The top hat, he explained, had been handed down to him by his father, who worked in the men’s clothing department of Holt Renfrew. Congratulations, Stuart, and may you celebrate many more! 

Quebec City Reading Council book swap

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Photo: Rachel Collet

If you missed the Quebec City Reading Council’s book swap last week, you’ll have to wait a year for the next one. The annual event took place at the gymnasium of the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) on Wednesday, May 11, over the lunch hour.

Festival d’Été de Québec has added 20 artists to the line-up

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Photo: Jérome Bourque courtesy of FEQ

The Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) recently announced that 20 new names have been added to the program for this summer’s popular summer music festival. From July 7 to 17 Quebec City will be pulsing with music on outdoor and indoor stages.  

Vote for your favourite work of RTC bus art

The City of Quebec and the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) have unveiled the finalists in the visual art contest La culture vous transporte (culture carries you away). Now it’s your turn to vote for your favourite creation. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue des Jardins

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Photo: Bill Cox

Opened in the first half of the 17th century, this street was named Rue des Jardins in the 18th century. At the time, the street ran alongside the gardens of the Recollets and the Jesuit missionaries. 

Opéra de Québec presents La Bohème

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
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