PLAQUE-WALKING WITH JANE
Jane's Walks, in honour of urban environmentalist Jane Jacobs, are held around the world on the first weekend of May. The Belleville group organized six, the most of any city of this size in the world!
Orland French (in yellow and orange vest) led a Jane's Walk on the afternoon of Sunday, May 6 through downtown Belleville. Jane, Orland and about 30 other people visited sites of historical plaques placed last year by the Hasting County Historical Society. This site features the Loyalist Log Cabin and a plaque commemorating Mrs. Simpson's Tavern, one of the earliest buildings in Belleville. The location is at the intersection of Front and Dundas Streets.
IN OTHER NEWS...
DANCE OF THE DECADES
Memories of The Commodores Orchestra come alive in this history book celebrating the band's 90th anniversary. Written by band leader Andy Sparling, the book covers the whole Big Band era from the orchestra's birth in 1928 to the modern day. And they're still going! Dance of the Decade, the definitive history of The Commodores, will be published on October 28. But you can order it now. Price is $25 plus shipping.