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The Night Circus: Sat. Nov. 17 8pm til Midnight

night circus A reminder, there are only a few tickets left for our annual special event. On sale at the Firehall, or here, online under Registration.

Come one, come all, to another magical evening, “The Night Circus”! An old fashioned 19th-century circus inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s book by the same name. Brought to you by the production team of the 21 Club and The Mad Men Party. All proceeds benefit OSCA’s Firehall programs. Live music with the fantastic band “Dry River Caravan”. Catering by Copper Pot Catering — Cash Bar hosted by Quinn — Performers — Fortune Tellers — Black and White attire/costume of any sort recommended — Over 19 years of age.

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6th Annual Hopewell Block Party 2012

Pachi Taylor baked a cake: photo by Danielle RolfeWhen Hopewell Avenue residents held their 6th annual block party on September 15th, they'd just been through a rough summer: the region was undergoing a bad drought, which probably caused the fire on July 15th that destroyed two houses at 126 and 128 Hopewell. But they're a hearty bunch, with a lot of heart, and in addition to a fundraising street party for the victims, they went ahead with their 6th annual block party too. A good time was had by all! Click here to see some photos from the event in our Photo Gallery.

The party was organized by Chris and Heather Barrett. There was plenty of food, and—new this year—a variety show they called "Hopewell Spectacle". They plan to have another one next year. The lineup included a variety of musical styles and performances:

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OOS in the News

A round-up of a news stories related to Old Ottawa South:

Dangerous Infill Construction Site

  • Neighbours nearby 65 Hopewell Avenue draw attention to a blatant disregard of safe digging practices. View this CBC video clip: Gas Line Safety Concerns.

Noise Vibrations

  • David Chernushenko's personal experience during a recent neighourhood music festival highlights a weakness of the City's noise level controls in this EMC story: Councillor wants subwoofers to buzz off.

Colonel By Drive Zoning

Brewer Pool Repairs

  • This Ottawa Citizen article explains why the scheduled summer shutdown of the Brewer Pool has stretched into a closure of the Brewer Complex until some time in early 2013: Brewer Roof Repairs to cost $400K.

Hopeful Hopewell Resident

Rideau Canal Footbridge Plans

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Fitness Workshop: Release & Rejuvenate Tight Muscles and Soft Tissue in Your Body

Using the wisdom of the East and the science of the West, we will focus on lengthening and releasing tension and tightness from connective tissue, muscles, tendons and fascia. This special 6 week session will use rollers (myofascial release) long held opening positions (similar to that in Yin Yoga), a resist/relax stretch technique (PNF), and the breath and the mind to help focus on the lengthening and releasing.

Perfect for any athlete or person of any age looking to lengthen out and release tension in the body. “…enriching life through mindful movement” Presented by long time Firehall Yoga and Pilates Instructor Lori Meyers bodyvida.wordpress.com.

Thursday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm            October 25 – November 29   $75

Registration now underway.

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Fitness Workshop: Release & Rejuvenate Tight Muscles and Soft Tissue in Your Body

Using the wisdom of the East and the science of the West, we will focus on lengthening and releasing tension and tightness from connective tissue, muscles, tendons and fascia. This special 6 week session will use rollers (myofascial release) long held opening positions (similar to that in Yin Yoga), a resist/relax stretch technique (PNF), and the breath and the mind to help focus on the lengthening and releasing.

Perfect for any athlete or person of any age looking to lengthen out and release tension in the body. “…enriching life through mindful movement” Presented by long time Firehall Yoga and Pilates Instructor Lori Meyers bodyvida.wordpress.com.

Thursday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm            October 25 – November 29   $75

Registration now underway.

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Bumps on the Road:A 9K Walk for Pregnancy

bumps on the roadPregnancy is a wonderful and positive experience, but most people don’t think of the challenges that come with it. Join the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health on Sunday, October 21, 2012 to help raise awareness of unknown pregnancy conditions and support research that addresses the challenges faced by many women during their pregnancy. Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we encourage all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! If you are not pregnant, why not  wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight during pregnancy, just get creative!

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Capital Ward Pre-Budget Consultation

Come out to Saint Paul University's Amphitheatre Thurs. Oct. 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm to discuss the City's 2013 budget. This pre-budget consultation will be hosted by Councillor David Chernushenko.

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October is Canadian Library Month: What's Happening at Sunnyside

(Ottawa, October 1, 2012) ‐ The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that October is Canadian Library Month. Canadian Library Month provides an opportunity to celebrate libraries across Canada and the important contributions they make to Canadian life.

This year’s theme, Libraries Connect/Bibliothèques Branchées, is a great reminder of just how essential libraries are in the interconnected world in which we live. Libraries are at the centre of Canadian communities, providing a public space for people to meet, learn, connect and grow. From coast to coast to coast, libraries help direct the flow of information and resources. They are places of endless opportunity and provide Canadians with equitable access to library resources.

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Rideau Canal Multi-Use Crossing at Clegg & Fifth Avenue: A Discussion

OSWatch member Winnie Pietrykowski shares some thoughts about the proposed Rideau Canal pedestrian crossing after attending the City presentation on Sept. 27, 2012.

Last week I attended a presentation at the Glebe Community Association on the proposed foot and cyclist bridge at Clegg & 5th Avenue.

After my experience with the Lansdowne Park initiative, I was not looking forward to yet another evening with deaf ears and placating nods.

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613-247-4946