Friday, December 24, 2021
This Christmas is a little subdued, what with family members staying away because of positive COVID tests and Darren spending the holiday with his parents in Vancouver.
The simple act of giving is lifting my spirits though. Christmas Cheer Ottawa is still taking donations, and they hope to reach their 2021 target of $100K, to benefit 22 area charities.
Many shops and restaurants are staying closed through Boxing Day, either for safety or to give staff a well deserved break. Here are a few businesses that will be open.
▪️If you’re in the Perth area, the North Folk Café (1 Gore Street West, Perth Ontario) will be open on Boxing Day from 9:00am to 2:00pm. While you’re there, if you’re able, please contribute to their Pay it Forward fund. They use the fund throughout the year to buy a coffee for folks in need.
▪️T’s Pub (323 Somerset St West) has closed due to an employee testing positive. The bar advises those who were in the pub December 21st to 23rd to get tested if they’re feeling symptoms. Meanwhile, the bar will be reopen on Boxing Day (December 26th) for beers, cocktails, and other Christmas recovery items.
▪️After Hours (150 Montreal Road) will be open on Boxing Day from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Just a note to the turkey-weary: the new After Hours menu includes Burria Tacos in your choice of beef, chicken, vegetarian, or vegan. From $16
Holiday Publishing Schedule
the ottawan will continue publishing on those non-holiday weekdays during the next 10 days but as mini-ottawans. We'll tell you what we know as we know it, but if last year is any indication, we won't know much. Expect some very tiny newsletters.
Darren and I are so grateful for all of you lovely subscribers. Thank you for reading our little newsletter each morning. We wish you the best of the season.
We'll see you Wednesday – Martha and Darren
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