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October 7th, 2012:

The Venezuelan election results…

… will be interesting to see.

What will be even more interesting is to see if both sides respect the results. If, as Chavez is quoted as saying in this article, Venezuela is indeed a “mature” democracy, we will see proof of this in the coming days.



Used book sale

A wee plug for the….

Pleasant Park and Hawthorne Public Schools
Used book sale is back!

Saturday, October 27 from 9 to 1

Join us in the Pleasant Park gym for more books and more fun than ever before!
(Pleasant Park Public School is on Pleasant Park Rd. at Lynda Lane, just south of the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.)

Start putting aside books to donate today. 

  • We are looking for gently-read books in good condition, fiction and non-fiction, French or English.
  • We need books for all ages, from toddler to adult, especially books for young readers (age 8-12).
  • We also take games and puzzles (complete and boxed) and CD’s and DVD’s in good condition.
  • Please do not send textbooks or encyclopaedias.

Donated items can be dropped off outside the main door of the school during the week prior to the sale (Oct. 17-21).

For more information, to volunteer, or for book pick-up, call Anne at (613) 260-5661 or email