July 18 2012 Edition

All aboard! Le Train du Massif

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Photo: Bill Cox

When my wife Denyse was fêted for her 80th birthday, she was given a trip to Baie-Saint-Paul on Le Train du Massif de Charlevoix by her friends and relatives.

Olympic Stories: strange but true

With the London Olympics only a week and a bit away - the opening ceremony is on Friday, July 27 - we thought you'd enjoy hearing about some strange but true Olympic stories.

A Walk-On Winner: What if you could casually join the Olympic Games today? Do you think you'd return home with a suitcase full of medals?

Rita Brown

Surrounded by loving friends, Rita Brown passed away at St. Brigid's Home in Sillery on July 12, 2012 on the eve of her 94th birthday. She leaves behind her dear friend Geraldine (Gerry) Browne and several nieces and nephews.

Rita is now reunited with her beloved parents George Brown and Agnes Murphy and her brothers and sisters.

Surrealism in Mexico

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In the early 20th century, Paris was considered the artistic capital of the western world wahere art had become more a product of the mind and less the representation of what is perceived by the senses.

Individualism became more and more important and thus one witnessed a variety of new trends.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City is full of picturesque and noteworthy vistas and scenes. The QCT Mystery Photo Contest offers readers opportunities to appreciate the city from some well-known and less familiar angles. We hope you have as much fun with the mystery photos as we do!

We welcome La Maison Anglaise bookstore as the official sponsor of the Mystery Photo Contest.

Sketches worth a thousand words

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Photo: Photo and sketch by Bethann G. Merkle

We often hear the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words," but may not often stop to contemplate the origins of the phrase. However, a group of local sketch artists is taking the phrase literally, and their work eloquently makes the point.

Boutique opens in Wendake for Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

Quebec City's Huron-Wendat village, Wendake, has had a shrine to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha for a long time. Now, with the advent of her sainthood in Rome this coming October by Pope Benedict XVI, the historic Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Church is opening a boutique to honour her.

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