Tables available, and student volunteers needed, for April 26 Rummage Sale

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Eager shoppers during the 2013 spring rummage sale.

One family’s clutter is another’s treasure. Our second annual indoor Rummage Sale takes place at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Place) from 9 am to noon on Saturday, April 26. Get an early jump on spring cleaning by selling some of your stuff. Or drop in and find some great deals on household items, sports equipment, toys, books, clothing, tools, electronics and more. Continue reading

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Hydro-rate protestors target Chiarelli’s Villa Marconi fundraiser

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A couple dozen members of a province-wide citizen’s group dedicated to protesting rising hydro rates held a noisy demonstration at Villa Marconi on the afternoon of April 24, outside of a fundraiser hosted by provincial energy minister Bob Chiarelli (who is also the MPP for our riding of Ottawa Nepean-West). Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn About Famed Pugwash Conferences

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Philosopher Bertrand Russell (left), during the third Pugwash Conference in Nova Scotia.

While it may be a stretch to say that the world owes its very existence today to the Pugwash Conferences, there can be no doubt that the series of meetings which started in 1957 in the seaside village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, forced world leaders to seriously begin addressing the horrific realities of nuclear proliferation.

On Wednesday, April 30, Carleton Memorial United Church is hosting a lunch and learn about the famed conference series at Fisher Heights Community Place. It will be led by Garth Mundle, a United Church reverend who grew up in Pugwash and who now lives in Ottawa.   Continue reading

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Baseline Road to be Repaved This Year

Roadwork will affect many Fisher Heights residents this summer.

Councillor Keith Egli has advised the Community Association that Baseline will be repaved between Woodroffe Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive between late May and September.  This is strictly rebuilding and resurfacing of the existing road bed: there are no widenings, new turn lanes or the like planned.  (The work is not as extensive as that completed last fall, over three years, along Meadowlands Drive between Fisher and Tiverton, as that also included sewer replacements and other infrastructure repair.)  But it will still be disruptive to residents living near Baseline, and the rest of the community will face delays getting out of the community, and may have to deal with increased cut-through traffic as drivers seek faster routes than along Baseline. Continue reading

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Islamic School Planning To Expand Building to Sutton Place

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The architect’s rendering of the Islamic School’s proposed expansion.

On March 3, the FHACA board met with the principal of the Islamic School, Mohamed Sh. Ahmed, along with the architect, the project contractor, and Councillor Keith Egli, to review plans for an addition to the school to accommodate their high school enrolment. The basic plan was mentioned in the last edition of this newsletter. Continue reading

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Burris Lane Developer Proposes Bigger Building, Entrance and Exit off Merivale

After lengthy consultations with the city planning branch, developer Eric Giernalczyk of Alinea Investments has released a revised plan for his property that has addressed most of the concerns of the FHACA board. On behalf of the board, Bob McCaw and Terrence Lonergan met with Giernalczyk to review the proposal in detail. Continue reading

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Older Adult Fitness Classes to resume March 25

The Older Adult Fitness Classes (run by the City’s Parks & Recreation Branch) will resume at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton) on Tuesday March 25 and Thursday March 27 at 9 am. Registration is now open.

Click here for more details or phone Keri Robertson, Program Coordinator, City of Ottawa, at 613-226-2208.

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Skating Season Officially Closing on Sunday, March 16

But FHACA struggling to keep costs down with frozen city grants

The rink season is closing on Sunday, March 16. People will still be able to skate as long as the ice holds, but it will no longer be maintained and the change rooms will no longer be open.

It has been a particularly long and successful season. Thanks to the early onset of cold weather, and the dedication of our ice maker, Ryan van den Berg, the knowledge and effort of Pete Loveless, the rink was open on Dec. 16, the earliest in recent years. Ryan then maintained the ice as necessary through the winter. We lost only a handful of days due to short-lived thaws.

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Tennis Club Registration on April 25, 26

Once the snow has melted the nets will be going up after Easter so why not join us for a season of tennis? The Long Park Tennis Club has four courts and a practice board on Deer Park Road near Meadowlands. Continue reading

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Open House at City View Curling Club

Never Curled Before?  An opportunity to come and find out what it is all about.

Enjoyed Curling in the past?  An opportunity to see if you want to take it up again.

Recent/Current Curler?  An opportunity to consider joining City View Curling Club. Continue reading

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