May 4 2016 Edition

Bethann Merkle crosses continents in search of tortoise and hare

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Photo: Courtesy of Bethann Garramon Merkle

QCT journalist and photographer Bethann G. Merkle is taking a break from writing and illustrating the “Drawn to Quebec” column in order to work on an exciting new project. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Photo: by Danielle Burns

Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to send some flowers to your mother, these joyful roses for example. With their sunny disposition, yellow roses are perfect for spring and symbolize friendship and good health. Pink roses are another appropriate choice for Mom since they symbolize appreciation, gratitude and love.  

Mother’s Day memories

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Now that I have a daughter of my own, I better understand all that my mom did to care for my brother and me. In recognition of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, I asked Mom, who has 40 years of experience, to unlock the secrets to the job that receives no pay and sometimes little credit.  

Missing lampshades on Avenue Cartier

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Lumière sur l'art, the 34 giant lampshades on Avenue Cartier, covered with colourful reproductions of works of art by well-known Quebec artists, have been temporarily removed, and will soon be replaced with new lampshades. The inauguration will take place on Thursday, May 19. 

OBITUARY: Elaine FRASER

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1938 – 2016

Mrs. Elaine Fraser McCartney, born in Sydney, N.S., teacher, spouse of Mr. Glen McCartney, passed away in Quebec City on April 27, 2016, at the age of 77. She lived in Valcartier Village.

She was the daughter of the late Willard Fraser and the late Irene Ripley. 

OBITUARY: Cdr. (Ret’d.) Marcel H. BÉLANGER

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1924 - 2016 

IN MEMORIAM: Linda MURPHY

 Your life was a blessing, 
your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words 
and missed beyond measure,

The art of stained glass, its secrets displayed

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Between April 29 and May 1, the École de Vitrail de Carole Deslauriers held its annual art show at the Centre communautaire Noël-Brulart in Sillery. An impressive group of artists were there to present their work and demonstrate the techniques used to prepare a stained-glass work of art.

Sillery residents offer suggestions for public space on Avenue Maguire

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
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