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FEQ 2018 opens with big name stars, new features

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

With a lineup that includes a rare appearance by Canadian rock legend Neil Young, the much-anticipated return of the Foo Fighters and young sensations Lorde, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd, the 2018 edition of Quebec’s massive 11-day Festival d’Été (FEQ) aims to meet the annual and increasingly difficult challenge of outdoing itself.

Book Quest! Let’s Explore … at the Morrin Centre!

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Book Quest, the Morrin Centre’s English summer reading club for children ages 3 to 12, is celebrating its 14th anniversary! This year Book Quest: Let’s Explore! offers children the opportunity to explore their passions through reading picture books, magazines, comic books and short novels, as well as participating in activities related to the readings.

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The transport Saragrasa, Wm. Grice, Master, lying in mid stream was discovered to be on fire at 11 o’clock at night. The smell of something burning being perceived, the scuttle in the cabin was raised and flames issued out immediately.

The story behind Rue Antoine-Fortier

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Photo: Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Antoine Fortier (1644-1707) who is the ancestor of the Fortier families of North America. Originally from Dieppe, France, Antoine Fortier arrived in New France (Quebec) about 1663 with his father Noël Fortier, who was probably a widower. They lived in Beauport until 1667, when they joined two friends to hunt seals in the St.

Shaken! Mixes music and cocktails

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Like a game of musical chairs, the music went round and round during a concert held at the Morrin Centre on June 27. “Shaken! Mixologie et Minimalisme” was the first of a series of four Escapades musicales de la Cité concerts last weekend by local string musicians, many of them members of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ).

L.G. Chabot Inc. celebrates its 125th anniversary

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The L.G. Chabot printing company recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. In 1893, Louis-Germain Chabot opened his bookbinding business on Côte de la Montagne, coincidentally  just a few doors above the offices of the Quebec Gazette, the forerunner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Gary Bert HICKS Nov. 17, 1934 - Jan. 17, 2018

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Gary Hicks passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018, in his 83rd year at the Masonic Home in Union City, California.

A taste of summer

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN

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Aren’t they beautiful, all those strawberries lined up at the market? Our eyes widen when we see the first fruits of the season, so juicy you have to eat them holding a bowl under your chin to catch the juice as you bite into a plump strawberry. 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 4 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Vieux-Québec, featuring the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra from Cambridge, England. A suggested donation of at least $10 would be most welcome to help support the summer concert series. For details visit chalmerswesleyunited.ca/summer-events.

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