July 11 2012 Edition

Carbray, Joan 1934 – 2012

Lionel Richie wows crowds at the Festival d’Éte

Photo: Photo by Jay Ouellet

Crowds of adoring fans converged on the Plains of Abraham on Saturday evening as Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Country singer Lionel Richie and his five-piece band had people singing and dancing into the wee hours of the morning during the first weekend of the Festival d'Été.

Son of a music legend charms Quebec audience

Photo: Photo by Alexandre Sheldon

The Théâtre Impérial on St. Joseph Street was filled to capacity late Friday evening for Adam Cohen, one of the performers scheduled for the Festival d'Été.

Small town 4th of July

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

I am a small town girl, from a sparsely populated rural area in the West.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Quebec City celebrates its 404th anniversary

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Mayor Régis Labeaume and Jean Dorval, President of the Historical Society of Quebec, were accompanied by the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, for the traditional wreath-laying ceremony marking the 404th anniversary of the city.

The Tower of Power are TOPs!

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Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

On Friday, July 6, Californian soul music band Tower of Power played at the Loto Quebec Stage for the Festival D'Ete.

The band, also known as TOP, has been around since 1968 and are celebrating their 44th anniversary this year. Since that time, the band has never stopped touring and recording. The group bring a lot of dynamism and enthusiasm to the stage.

Michael Bowles and Ernestine Lariviére


Congratulations to Michael Bowles and Ernestine Lariviére of Shannon on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Best wishes from

Jeannie and Dominic

A summer wedding in the Old Town

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

A charming wedding took place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 7, as Kenneth Gunn and Virginia Rosca were joined in marriage by the Rev. Katherine Burgess. Ken and his father, Ted Gunn, proudly wore the Gunn tartan.

Ken is a former resident of Quebec and attended Holland School, Quebec High School and St. Lawrence College before continuing his university education.

A not-so-secret garden at Domaine Cataraqui

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Although the site had been cultivated since the 1850s, it has been four decades since the soil at Domaine Cataraqui yielded edible produce. Thanks to a partnership between Domaine Cataraqui and Les Urbainculteurs, a local non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable urban agriculture, the dry streak is over.

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