January 8 2014 Edition

A Page in Time

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Over the past few years, we have met many people who spoke of their personal connections to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT), whether they were former paperboys, journalists, photographers, advertising salespersons, owners or copy editors.

During our anniversary year, we want to feature stories about some of those people who have helped chronicle the history of our community.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
On Saturday afternoon last, a gentleman having bought from a newsboy a copy of the newspaper, gave him for it by mistake a twenty-dollar gold piece (almost $300 in 2014) instead of a penny.

Gobble, Gobbling a Quebec turkey

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Since 1946, W.B.G. Montgomery Farms has been at the heart of Quebec's turkey industry. After World War I, Willis Montgomery established the farm, and today his sons Brent and Glen, along with grandson Neil, maintain the tradition.

QCT photographer featured by NASA

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The United State's National Aeronautics and Space Administration publishes an internationally-appreciated space photography blog called Astronomy Picture of the Day, also known as APOD. QCT photographer Jay Ouellet explained, "this blog is famous."

Ouellet is in a position to know, as one of his images was chosen for APOD's New Year's Day 2014 photo.

Burns Night at the Manoir Montmorency on January 25

Once again, the Fort St. Andrew's Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Quebec City invites you to a traditional Burns Night in celebration of the birth of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns.

Organists make a joyful noise

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Don't be upset if we don't attend your holiday parties," quipped David Stafford in an interview just before the holiday rush began. Stafford is the organist at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Quebec City and, like his colleague Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, he was swamped with rehearsals and programs during the holidays.

The roots of “Haiti, in extremis”

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Everywhere else, the skull and crossbones means "Keep out." But on a busy Haitian street, it's an invitation.

Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Bruce J. Dynes

CBC Radio's funniest storyteller, Stuart McLean, will be performing live at La Capitole theatre in in Quebec City on Sunday, March 30, 2014. It may be three months away, but you are advised to reserve your tickets well ahead of time to be assured a seat.

Lifestyle alternatives using technology: Naughty or Nice?

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Overcoming vices such as eating, drinking, and smoking are often the focus of New Year's resolutions. Many of us look for easy ways to have our cake and eat it too, and technology provides numerous alternatives (some healthier than others) for our worst vices.

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