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Articles: 663
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Spotlight
Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a ... [more]
 
Redland Bay, at the southern end of the Redland City district, continues to attract both new residents and tourists alik... [more]
Plantastic! A to Z of Australian Plants written by Catherine Clowes is exactly as the name suggests: a description of an... [more]
Colour My Pot, the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, has been operating from its Middle Street, Cleveland, premises for se... [more]
16/07/2022 - 30/06/2022
Colour My Pot, the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in Cleveland, is another family business that has withstood the restric... [more]
It's always a joy to find somewhere new for the Fur babies and Grand Fur babies to let off some steam in a safe environm... [more]
Have you noticed that as a result of the past two years of Covid restrictions many small business operators are enticing... [more]
02/06/2022 - 08/12/2022
Russian Painter Wassily Kandinski once said that "Colour is a power which directly influences the soul". If you too ... [more]
16/06/2022
We've all heard the horrifying statistics that on average, one person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queen... [more]
19/06/2022
Everyone has a story. I like to think that these cooler, shorter days coupled with a lack of anything of any consequence... [more]
13/02/2022 - 14/08/2022
As a person in that particular demographic that is constantly bombarded with messages about 'healthy ageing' I totally "... [more]
02/06/2022
Thinking caps on, pens poised, or if you prefer, coffee and bikkies by the computer. Maybe a Merlot, if that's your pois... [more]
28/02/2022 - 31/05/2022
Reedy River is a play based on the shearer's strike of 1898, written by Richard (Dick) Diamond sixty years ago. Diamond ... [more]
03/06/2022 - 12/06/2022
If, like me, the drivel on the television each night is testing your sense of humour, let me share a theatre production ... [more]
06/05/2022 - 15/05/2022
This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the first Australian Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after... [more]
12/06/2022
Although there is no official documentation, correspondence suggests that the popular Cleveland Bowls Club was formed in... [more]
The National Archives of Australia is a Government organisation that collects and preserves Government records that refl... [more]
16/08/2022
Each year, National Trusts across Australia participate in the Australian Heritage Festival. The theme for the 2022 Aust... [more]
01/04/2022 - 31/05/2022
Are you wondering how to balance the need to catch up on garden maintenance and spend quality time with the family over ... [more]
16/04/2022
We've all heard the horrifying statistics that on average, one person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queen... [more]
11/06/2022
Did you know that there are more than 25,000 different species of orchids? Sadly, keeping orchids alive is not my for... [more]
23/04/2022
Elements Espresso is a cafe that may well hold a position within a suburban shopping centre though its fresh feel and su... [more]
Research conducted by medical experts (www.healthline.com dated 15/9/2019) shows that regular reading:improves brain con... [more]
29/04/2022 - 01/05/2022
I thought that at this stage of my life I was cynical enough to ignore gimmicky marketing. Turns out I was wrong. Dead w... [more]
What is the Saturday morning trifecta that does not include a sports bet nor a visit to the local TAB? Answer: Craft ... [more]
26/03/2022
Famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." I don't kn... [more]
08/04/2022
You know those evenings when nobody can be bothered to cook but you don't want to eat a meal from a chain outlet either?... [more]
Back in July 2021, I reported on The Farm at 625 Main Road, Wellington Point, a new Market Hall selling fresh fruit and ... [more]
You've only two weeks left to catch Sculpture In The Vines at Sirromet Wines at Mount Cotton. A self-guided trai... [more]
11/12/2021 - 28/02/2022
If you enjoy hunting for a bargain, then the New Life Trust Op Shop at the Redlands Christian Reform Church is your next... [more]
There's a new kid on the block down by the bay. That would be southern Moreton Bay towards the ferry terminal to Coochie... [more]
If you and the family are up for a day trip out of the city and suburbia, then load the car with hats and water bottles ... [more]
26/01/2022
Have you found yourself socially isolated these past few years? Need a new habit and meet new people? The Donald Simpson... [more]
Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is roughly 180 south east of Darwin, the capital city. It covers an area ... [more]
Looking at the Christmas light displays sprinkled around the neighbourhood never gets old this time of year, does it? In... [more]
04/12/2021 - 24/12/2021
The Mater Private Hospital Redland Auxiliary is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday 12th December 2021 from 9a... [more]
12/12/2021
It's hard to believe that after thirty years living within Brisbane's Redland City Council region, I'm still discovering... [more]
Author Robin Moore once said "Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released." Everyone has a s... [more]
15/11/2021 - 13/02/2022
Do you remember the Skyhooks song, "All My Friends Are Getting Married?" Well, all my friends are having babies. So w... [more]
Once the Melbourne Cup has been run, it's a quick slide into Christmas. Do you know what that means other than shopping,... [more]
09/11/2021 - 04/12/2021
The Opening Night of Queensland Musical Theatre's production of Mamma Mia was a full house with just as much dancing and... [more]
05/11/2021 - 14/11/2021
In a building set at the back of the Redlands Church of Christ in Alexandra Hills is an area surrounded by bushland ther... [more]
02/11/2021 - 06/11/2021
These warmer and longer days mean one thing in South East Queensland - markets. For a market with a difference, may I... [more]
31/10/2021
Just in time for the long hot days of summer, Alexandra Hills Hotel has been transformed into the ultimate family-friend... [more]
Even in our busiest suburbs, a rich tapestry of history can be found - if you keep your eyes open. The bustling subur... [more]
The Laidley Pioneer Village, in the Lockyer Valley, was established in 1972 by founding members and the many volunteers ... [more]
31/10/2021
Australians across the nation would have heard of the charitable organisation Rural Aid. Established in 2015, in the mid... [more]
15/10/2021 - 17/11/2021
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the mos... [more]
15/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
My father had no sons. Although he had me mowing the lawn at the age of ten and mulching the garden beds at around the s... [more]
16/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
With Christmas closing in, as well as the warmer mornings, nothing beats a start to the weekend than coming across a new... [more]
23/10/2021
Exercise Stone Pillow has its origins back in 2013 and has since become a major fundraising event for Wounded Heroes. ... [more]
09/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
The Capalaba Rotary Club's biannual BookFest, held at the Scout Den on the corner of Gordon and Bainbridge Streets, Ormi... [more]
29/10/2021 - 31/10/2021
With my first grandchild now mobile and always full of beans, I've been scouting the local area for playgrounds and park... [more]
According to the Cancer Council website, "Cancer Council is the only charity that works across every area of cancer, fro... [more]
20/11/2021
Although there is no official documentation, correspondence suggests that the popular Cleveland Bowls Club was formed in... [more]
18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Lately, there seems to have been mor... [more]
One of my mother's old sayings to describe an attractive house frontage, with a back which was ugly and preferably out o... [more]
I appreciate that many of us have been following Marie Kondo's lifestyle instructions over the past 18 months. You know,... [more]
18/09/2021
Have you heard of Ikebana but aren't really sure what it entails? Here is an opportunity to find out in a hands-on works... [more]
21/09/2021
Did you know that there are around 30,000 species of orchids from all over the world, from every continent except Antarc... [more]
02/10/2021
The Redland Museum is the home of local antiques, old farm machinery and military memorabilia that tells the stories of ... [more]
02/10/2021 - 09/10/2021
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