May 13 2020 Edition

Scrapbooks are keepsakes to enjoy again and again…

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Almost all of my grandchildren’s birthdays are celebrated in November and December, so just as we finish with the birthday parties, cakes and presents, Christmas is right around the corner.

Let the sunshine in! QAC to hold auditions for Hair musical

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Let the sunshine in!”

That’s what the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is planning to do next spring with a production of Hair, the fabled “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”

Initial auditions for principal roles and ensemble will be held in early July. Dates, times and details on roles and audition requirements will be released shortly.

Pandemic advice from the library shelf

Photo from an unknown source

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If you can’t see the 27 book titles clearly, here’s how they read: The English Patient - Had - Caught - It - On the Beach. I Should Have Stayed Home - She Said. Now - She Was - In Quarantine - In the Dark - House of Splendid Isolation. Still - Hope Springs Eternal. With a Little Bit of Luck - Common Sense - AND - Personal Hygiene - The Corona Book of Horror Stories - Must End Soon.

Newspaper reports of the Gavazzi riot at Chalmers Church

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Photo: MNBAQ

This is the second of two articles about the Gavazzi riot.

The first was published in the April 22, 2020 edition.

All the Quebec City newspapers reported on the Gavazzi riot of 1853 at Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church (now Chalmers-Wesley United).

What in the world is a “blunderbuss?”

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

After learning the thrilling details of the origin of the words “balustrade” and “baluster” in a recent edition, one of our readers asked about another strange English word that we don’t very often hear – “blunderbuss.”

Héma-Québec reminds everyone of the importance of giving blood

Héma-Québec is working actively to pursue its mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health of Héma-Québec’s donors, recipients, staff and volunteers, and the safety of the blood products and other biological products it supplies, are a constant concern. This vigilance has increased even more in the present situation.

COVID-19: Planning your next move during the pandemic

The Ville de Québec and the Office municipal d’habitation de Québec (OMHQ) have released several online search and planning tools in anticipation of the July 1 moving period. These tools aim to make life easier for residents searching for rental housing, temporary housing and storage space. The OMHQ also offers support services to residents who need them.

St. Lawrence Lions receive many RSEQ awards

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

Alexis Kayonga of the men’s basketball team at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) was named the 2019-2020 Most Valuable Player of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Division 2 section.

Capitales manager Scalabrini still looking to upgrade his team

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Photo: Luc Lang

Pat Scalabrini, manager of the Québec Capitales, is waiting at home for the start of training camp, instead of being on a baseball field.

OBITUARY: Mary Lou O’GRADY

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Mary Lou O’Grady
(March 3, 1933 – May 1, 2020)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Lou O’Grady announces her death in Quebec City at the age of 87 years.

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