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May 23, 2012

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Villa Bagatelle exhibit highlights historic home and artists

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Villa Bagatelle, on the corner of Chemin St-Louis and Grand Allée, reflects Quebec City's varied and storied past.

Since late March, the Villa Bagatelle has hosted Ces vocations spontanées - les peintre français et la tradition néerlandaise, an exhibit featuring 26 etchings by French artists inspired by the Dutch Golden Age style.

The Shaved Head Challenge for Leucan


Rebecca Holden, a 15-year-old student at St. Patrick's High School, is one of many who will have their heads shaved for Leucan as part of the Défi Têtes Rasées next week.

Her aunt, Joanne Gosselin, wrote to say, "She is a pretty girl with very long hair and will have it completely shaved.

Painting a picture of Rébecca Dautremer

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Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

On Saturday, May 19, internationally acclaimed French illustrator Rébecca Dautremer gave a talk at the Morrin Centre on the inner workings of her art, her life and her career to the enraptured audience who had come to see her. The event was presented in French and was hosted by Catherine Lachaussée from Radio Canada.

Congratulations to Pipe Major Alan Stairs

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Photo: Photo provided by 78th Fraser Highlanders

At the 14th annual Auld Alliance Awards dinner, held in April by the Quebec Thistle Council at the Officers Mess of the Black Watch of Canada, in Montreal, Pipe Major Alan Stairs of the Fort St. Andrew's Quebec City Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, was given the special award for piping for his contribution to the furtherance of the art of playing the bagpipes and for his talent in playing the standard favourite bagpipe tunes. The guest of honour at this event was Sheila Fraser, Scotswoman of the Year.

BIG deal: Local resources available to support English-language small businesses

"Our province is home to some 310,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises," said John Buck, executive director of the non-profit Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) last week. He continued, explaining the importance of entrepreneurs in Quebec.

Cultural golf tours: a hole in one

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Does the idea of a golf holiday in Ireland and Scotland tickle your fancy? Then perhaps William Hush's golf tours would appeal to you. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Hush moved to Quebec City in 2000 to be with his Québécois wife, Annie.

Trash to treasure...but beware!

Dear Miss Durie,

We recently completed a large home renovation and need to sell some of our furniture and other items that no longer work in our space. I have listed some of my items on various Internet sites and a few people emailed me and requested that they pay me with PayPal. I don't have a PayPal account and I'm wondering if that is normal practice in 2012?

A tale of two towers

This weekend, from May 25 to 28, you are likely to hear a lot of bells ringing in and around the Old City.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The BIG Decision returns to search for Canadian companies in need

The producers of CBC's hit show Dragons' Den are looking for Canadian companies to participate in the second season of the reality business show the BIG Decision which matches struggling Canadian businesses with top Investors.

These top Canadian investors are on a mission: to spend their time AND their money to turn around struggling Canadian companies.

The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Place of Settlement, Home of Communities

The Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke and the Fédération Histoire Québec (FHQ), in collaboration with the Québec Anglophone Heritage Network, invite the general public to join with their member societies at the 47th Annual Meeting which is to be held in the beautiful Eastern Townships from 25 through 27 May, 2012.

The theme of the conference, "The Eastern Townships: Land of Passage, Pl

My best meals

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Photo: Photo from Web site

During one of the meetings of our creative writing group some years ago, at the Uplands Museum in Lennoxville, we had to write about the best meals we had ever eaten. The inspired work of the other members of the group gave me hunger pains. Their favorite meals all sounded so delicious. Here is what I wrote.

Definitely the best meals I have eaten were at home.

The 5/30 Challenge: Step Together

Every year since 2005, the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge invites Quebecers to take an active role in their health. With more than 700,000 participants in more than 200 municipalities, and hundreds of workplaces encouraging people to take part, the Health Challenge is a fun way for participants to take concrete steps toward improving their health and lifestyle.


MEREDITH, R. Edward (Ned)

MEREDITH, R. Edward (Ned), son of Clive and Diana Meredith of Quebec City; brother of Helen of Montreal and William (Kirsten Andersen) of Victoria, B.C.

Barnett, Kathleen (Krampe) 1917 – 2012


Barnett, Kathleen (Krampe) 1917 – 2012

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