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QC’s Canadian Idol falls just short of top 10

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Photo: courtesy of CTV

Quebec City’s Canadian Idol hopeful, Marie-Pierre Bellerose, made it within one round of the show’s top ten last week.

Despite falling short of her aspirations of becoming a Canadian Idol, the Cap Rouge native is staying upbeat about her prospects in the music industry.

YWCA opens Girls Centre

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Photo: Scott French

The YWCA has opened a Girls Centre and created a series of workshops beginning this week aimed at young girls addressing issues they may be facing at home, in relationships, at school or in society at large.

Singing to save orphaned headstones in Ste. Agathe

The highly acclaimed People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal will be in the neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, July 20 at L’Église Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière Church in Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière. The choir will be providing a benefit concert for Corneal Cealteach’s latest initiative, repairing orphaned headstones in the Catholic church’s cemetery.

2008 Summerfest Mirror Prizes

Concertgoers showered praise on Charles Aznavour at the 2008 Mirror Prizes for the Festival d’Été, voting his concert the best show of the festival. Aznavour was given an exceptional prize this year by a panel of six jurists honouring his performance on the Plains on July 6, citing the multi-generational appeal of his music and popularity.

Bring back the robins, get rid of the crows

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Photo: courtesy of www.birding.in

Have you noticed the changes in the behaviour of crows over the years, especially in our urban communities? I don’t know anything scientific about the bird but I do know what I see around my yard.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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An ode to Jacques-Cartier Park at Cap-Rouge

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Photo: Courtesy of Bill Cox

Every time we visit this well-known beach it shows us different activities and beautiful landscapes and seascapes. Because the St. Lawrence is a tidal River at this point with high tides averaging 15 feet and reaching 18 feet when the moon is full, you never see the same spot exactly the same way twice.

Lost Fingers find big success at Montreal Jazzfest

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Photo: courtesy of Mike Wyman

Even if 2008 were to end today, it has been very good to The Lost Fingers. When it dawned, Christian Roberge, Byron Mikaloff and Alex Morrissette were three guys playing in a cover band, offering the hits of a previous generation in a style that had peaked in popularity when radio was still considered a marvel of technology.

Quebec City Jazz Festival

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Photo: courtesy of www.fermelaradio.com

La Maison Anglaise recommends summer reading for teens

One of my favourite things about summer vacation has always been having the time to read as much as I want. In fact, give me some sun, a comfy place to sit and a stack of books, and I’ll be perfectly happy to do nothing else. If that sounds like your perfect summer vacation too, here are some books that you’ll want to add to your reading list.