Richmond man grows record-breaking gourd

Al Eaton of Richmond stands with his world record 149.5 inch long gourd which he grew in his garden in Richmond and which was measured at the Giant Pumpkin Commenwealth's weigh-off/measurement site in Bracebridge Sept. 17. This long gourd beat the previous world record by over 10 inches.

Singer Anne Lewis performing at NAC

Anne Lewis of Stittsville is presenting a concert at the fourth stage at the National Arts Centre Oct. 17 to celebrate the first anniversary of her return to singing after a battle with cancer that affected her voice, causing her to give up her singing career for a number of years.

Ride to support refugees, others in need

A ride for refugees, displaced people and others in need of help has been organized for Oct. 3, and will head through Kanata, into Dunrobin and back, with hopes of raising $75,000.

Summer reading reaches new heights at Munster Library

Susan McDonald, librarian at the Munster branch of the Ottawa Public Library, and long time Munster library volunteer John MacDonald, stand in front of the tree house display which MacDonald made and which was on display in the library this summer to publicize the TD Summer Reading Program.

'Hands Up!' movie about Richmond bank robbery screened at Rotary meeting

At the meeting of the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata Sept.24, which featured a showing a video re-enacting a July 1938 robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond are, from left, John Curry of Stittsville, one of the presenters, Bob Hillier, a past president of the club, Pia Kosanovic, an exchange student from Croatia who has been sponsored by the club, Sue Kolar, past president of the club and Sandy Durocher of Sittsville, another presenter.

Carleton candidates tackle a variety of issues in just two hours

Taking part in a candidates' meeting for the federal riding of Carleton recently are, from left, Deborah Coyne of the Green Party, Kc Laroque of the New Democratic Party, Pierre Poilievere of the Conservative Party and Chris Rodgers of the Liberal Party.

Omar Sultan receives the Mayor's Award

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, left, presents Omar Sultan of Stittsville with a Mayor's City Builder Award as Stittsville Ward Coun. Shad Qadri looks on during the Sept. 23 city council meeting.

Merge Conflict

Team Merge Conflict is the first community-based FIRST robotics group, drawing its members from West Carleton, Kanata and Stittsville, instead of from a particular high school. Merge Conflict is recruiting members until the end of October.

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