From one of our neighbours:
We found this Pandora bracelet on January 14 near the corner of Amanda and Carleton and would love to reconnect it with its owner. If you can identify the bead that is concealed, then it must be yours! Please contact me via the webmaster.
Subject: Lost package
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 18:35:02 -0500
From: Sebastian Hadjiantoniou
[… Has] anyone has received a package that wasn’t for them? It is a package from the Bay. Canada Post said it was delivered yesterday around noon. It would be addressed to Sebastian Hadjiantoniou and is small in size. It should have been delivered to 264 Daniel Ave. If anyone has any information we’d be quite grateful. It’s a present for our mom and we’d love to give it to her. You can call us anytime at 613-276-0401.
Thank you so much for your help!
Subject: Free Cookbooks!
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2020 20:42:53 +0000
From: David Grace
Hi there, cleaning out the bookshelf and I’d love to find a home for these rather than adding to landfill. The spines are a bit sun-faded but the pages are perfect. I’ve left them in a blue/white plastic bag outside my door at 258 Carleton Ave. First come first serve – happy cooking! (please take the whole bag if you can use them)
From councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter #238, also see http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/tom-brown-arena-respite-centre-faq:
The Tom Brown temporary respite centre has opened and I’m pleased that it’s been well-used with few major issues in the community. Residents have asked how they can best welcome our neighbours using the centre, and City staff have provided me with the following:
Adrian has forwarded this message about drop-in sports. Our fieldhouse isn’t open but Dovercourt is…
From: Dovercourt Recreation Association <email@example.com>
Date: November 9, 2020 at 8:46 AM
Drop-in Pickleball is starting Monday November 16, weekdays from 1-2pm, for up to eight participants at a time as you rotate through play. It’s only a $3 drop-in fee. Come as a group or single player.
Participants are asked to wear a mask and hand sanitize regularly during play. Please bring your own equipment.
Here is the link to register for your spot(s).
Please let us know if you have any questions.
the Dovercourt Sports Team
From: Laurie Fagan
Date: October 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM
John Holliday a longtime resident of Champlain Park passed away on October 11 just shy of his 98th birthday. Jack as he preferred to be called lived at 198 Keyworth Avenue in a small white bungalow where he and his wife Winnifred raised 5 children. They were married for 75 years before Winnifred passed away almost a year ago. They lived their entire married life in the house on Keyworth Ave. After her death Jack went to live in a retirement home. He was according to his obituary a “bomb aimer” with the RAF Bomber Command out of England during the war and worked in the federal government when he returned to Canada.
But Jack’s real passion was the natural world, especially gardening. His front apple tree had several bird feeders and clumps of seed studded suet. In his garage he raised several types of moths and butterflies. He one day invited me over to see a Cecropia moth, North America’s largest native variety. It had a wingspan of about five inches. It was incredible if not a bit creepy since I had recently seen the movie Silence of the Lambs.
His side garden was ablaze with bright orange and yellow poppies every year but it was his backyard garden that was his real pride and joy. I live behind his home and Jack and I would swap flower and gardening tips quite often on spring and summer days. He had a giant patch of indigo blue delphiniums one year that was so tall that if you closed your eyes for a moment you felt like you were in an English garden. Another year he had about a dozen Asiatic Lillies (Casa Blanca) with a mass of trumpet white flowers almost 6 feet tall. As I sat in the backyard near dusk with a glass of wine the beautiful scent wafted my way. Jack shared his garden with neighbours, especially children as he often left free pots of Johnny Jump Ups and other perennials at the end of his driveway – usually on Mother’s Day.
This summer as his family prepared the house for selling, his son John very kindly gave me a clump of Jack’s irises that I will treasure in my garden and think of that lovely, gentle man.
A more formal obituary is at https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/john-holliday-1080426016
Neighbour Kathleen Margaret Kot of Cowley Avenue died on September 29 2020 at age 92. For a more poetic and much more detailed description from Debra Huron, please see https://www.champlainoaks.net/post/farewell-dear-kay-kot There’s also a more official obituary at https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/kathleen-kot-1080352222