Wednesday Aug. 17, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

18 août 2022

Upcoming events

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers..

CUMBERLAND FARMERS’ MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, homemade treats and a variety of artisan goods.

CONVENT GLEN, ORLEANS WOOD COMMUNITY BBQ – Presented by the Convent Glen, Orléans Wood Community Association from 11 am. to 1:30 p.m. in the Convent Glen Plaza 6505 Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. South. Games, face painting, music and, of course, BBQ

KARAOKE NIGHT from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Orléans Brewing Co. 4380 Innes Rd. near Tenth Line.

THE NAVAN FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds after a three year hiatus. Plenty to see and do including a demolition derby, midway, livestock shows, the Ultimutts Dog and Cat Stunt Show, the Rock the Arts Puppet Show, tractor and truck pulls, musket demonstrations and live entertainment under the domes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday afternoon. For a complete schedule visit



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Traveling can be such a joy, but at the same time it can be an absolutely nightmare. Take my recent trip to Europe for instance. Everything was going tickety-boo until I decided to take a side trip to Madrid from Amsterdam to see the Mad Cool music festival with my two sons. Read more



Aug. 18, 2022: Entrapment

It’s hard to drive anywhere in Orléans without passing through one of several photo radar zones. There’s one on Tenth Line Road across from Sit Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. There’s another on Innes Road beside École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges. And there’s another beside St. Francis of Assisi School on Watters Road.
I know because I’ve received at least one ticket from each of the three zones. Read more



GUEST COLUMN: When it comes to selling a home, seller – not buyer – beware

It was late January, frigid outside, while the California Cabernet was flowing inside. I said to the boss: “Babe, the market is hot, let’s sell the house.” We hummed, we hawed, went away on vacation, and came back. Read more



COLUMN: Traveling is about the people you meet and the friends you make

If you read this column with any regularity, you will know that I have done a bit of traveling this year. I went to Mexico with my son Dylan in February, New Orleans on my own in May and more recently to Madrid, Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more



Aug. 4, 2022: Pillars

The Orléans francophone community lost two giants in the past month in Gerry Poulin and Gisèle Lalonde. I was fortune enough to call both of them friends. Gerry taught me virtually everything I know about the history of Orléans and the local francophone community while Gisèle and I first became acquainted during the S.O.S. Montfort campaign and our friendship grew stronger over the years. Read more





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