November 13 2013 Edition

Lest We Forget the sacrifices made during war

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

On Monday morning, November 11, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stood at attention around the Cross of Sacrifice on Grande Allée in Quebec City, A large crowd of citizens observed while representatives of various governments, service groups and churches laid wreaths at the foot of the cross to pay tribute to those who had sacrificed their lives in milita

Combining fashion sense and good sense at the Braderie

Photo: Danielle Burns

The fifth edition of the Grande Braderie de Mode québécoise opened in the Old Port at the cruise terminal with a by-special-invitation evening on Thursday, November 7. The three-day event opened at 10 a.m. Friday morning to the lined-up general public. The sound of cash registers ringing was music to local designers' ears.

A walk amongst fallen soldiers recalls sacrifices

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Few of us have ever met anyone who fought in World War II, and fewer still have met a soldier from the Great War. It may be difficult for some to feel personally connected to these people at an official ceremony on Remembrance Day; however, a walk among graves marking the fallen provides a different perspective. Their lives were real. Their deaths were real.

Bargain basement buys at St. Brigid’s Guild Sale

Photo: Danielle Burns

The semi-annual St. Brigid's Guild Sale was held in the basement of the Saint-Charles-Garnier Church last Saturday. Guild members John O'Connor and Joe Lonergan handled crowd control, reporting around 350 people already lined up early in the morning. With limited capacity in the church, 250 people were admitted when the doors opened at 8:30 that morning. At 11 a.m.

Connecting through culture and song at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The second bilingual concert Connecting through Culture: Song Series, hosted by Randall Spear, took place on Sunday at the Morrin Centre, despite a change in the program. Gilles Sioui was scheduled to perform but had to cancel for health reasons. Yet the show went on with performances by Sergio, Jade Trépanier and singer Valérie Clio filling in for Sioui.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Wednesday, being the day of thanksgiving appointed by the proclamation of His Excellency the Governor-General, was very generally observed, business being, to a gr

Community Calendar

Friday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - St. Patrick's High School Jazz Band presents "Swing ‘n' Jazz Dance," the annual coffee house fundraiser, in the 3rd floor cafeteria at St. Patrick's High School. Please use the entrance at 1085 Salaberry. Dance music will be provided by the big band sounds of the St.

QAC’s Anything Goes gathering steam

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Photo: Sharon MacLeod

All ashore that's going ashore! The SS American is about to sail with a cast and crew of some 40 Quebec Art Company (QAC) members in the upcoming production of Cole Porter's jazzy musical comedy Anything Goes.

First produced on Broadway in 1934 starring Ethel Merman, there have since been three different librettos, most recently a 2011 Broadway revival.

A visit to Manoir Hovey in North Hatley

Photo: Photo provided by Manoir Hovey

After a leisurely drive from Quebec City through the Eastern Townships to North Hatley, we arrived at the bucolic site of the Manoir Hovey on the shores of Lake Massawippi. Surrounded by birch, pine and maple trees, and, in the summer, a beautiful English-style garden, the manor boasts breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

New community housing project in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier

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Photo: Photo provided by Les Habitations Communautaires

The people of Valcartier Village are delighted to have a new retirement residence in the heart of their community. Opened on August 1, 2013, Les Habitations Communautaires is located on boulevard Valcartier, near the Community Centre. In fact, there is a pathway connecting the two so residents can easily go between them for social events or to visit the public library.

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