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Sing whenever you feel

One of the great things about being old is you can just sit and sing whenever you feel the urge.

What you sing is sometimes rather silly, but it keeps you entertained and smiling.

This week I am thinking of old songs which have names in them.

There seem to be many more ladies' names than men's.

Great Hunger not Great Famine drove people out of Ireland

2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Celtic cross at the Grosse ÎIe Irish Memorial National Historic Site run by Parks Canada.

Veteran St.Brigid's volunteer receives Moe Rosenhek Award

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Photo: Kathleen Poulin, Citadel Foundation

Joan Holton has been named the recipient of this year's Moe Rosenhek Award for her dedication to the residents of St. Brigid's Home during more than 30 years of service.

Irish government pays tribute on Grosse Ile with new exhibition

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Photo: Scott French

Members of the English-speaking and Irish communities of Quebec City gathered on Grosse-Île with members of the federal government and Irish dignitaries this past Sunday to unveil a $75,000 project to create a new exhibition on the island that once served as a quarantine station for newly arrived immigrants to Canada during the 19th and early 20th century.

SLC's Wu and Fortier win prestigious Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards for university study

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Photo: Courtesy of Clara Wu

Two Champlain St. Lawrence students have been named as winners of prestigious scholarships from the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards last week for their involvement and leadership in their schools and in their community in Ste-Foy.

Clara Wu was one of 123 youths across the country to be recognized with the $25,000 national entrance scholarship.

Learning French was a gift of opportunity and new perspective

Being an Anglophone, I have to admit, I was arrogant about my language for the first 20 years of my life.

I believed it was all I would need to succeed, and I was completely in love with the English language.

I loved to learn new words and use them, almost haughtily, in my conversations.

Touting little-known expressions made me feel quite intelligent.

Twenty-five years after the National Assembly killing spree

A gentle rain was falling as I made my way up the lawn toward the principal entrance of the Hotel du Parlement.

I hadn't walked that area in many years, and could not fail to notice the improvements that had taken place since the days when I worked for the Legis - woops! - National Assembly.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Tewkesbury author Finn Clarke explores the dark side of fairy tales

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Photo: Courtesy of Finn Clarke

After two years of working with British inmates and tired of traditional fairy tales, Tewkesbury resident Finn Clarke was encouraged to write darker, grimmer tales for adults, which have hopeful, if not happy, endings.

Rick Dollard saluted at retirement bash

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Photo: Courtesy of Ashleay Dollard

Last Saturday, May 2, past and present members of the Central Quebec School Board gathered to celebrate Rick Dollard's retirement at a party organized for him at the Aquarium du Québec.