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The Strength Of One With The Support Of Many

For our much-loved Gaythorne local, Joshua Burgess, these past 6-12 months have been nothing short of a living nightmare, with much of his time spent in and out of medical chairs and hospital wards.  However, thanks to the support of many—namely, our generous community members—Josh is now travelling happily along his road to recovery! Early 2020 was when Josh first... Read More

by Editorial Team , 7 months ago

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Women’s Shed Powers into 2021

While the Men’s Shed movement is well established within Brisbane, the sister movement of the Women’s Shed is far less so. However, that is soon set to change with the formation of the Women’s’ Shed at Ferny Grove (WSFG)—a first of its kind in Brisbane.  It’s also one of the few across Australia with a primary focus on wood and... Read More

by Editorial Team , 7 months ago

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Knitting for those in need – Donations required!

Every Thursday afternoon members of the Purls Knitting Group at Mitchelton gather to make items for those in great need.  The group is affiliated to Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy which was started in 2006 by Karen and Peter Croke from the Glasshouse Mountains. The duo see that the handmade blankets, toys and garments reach those in most need particularly in... Read More

by Editorial Team , 7 months ago

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Native Plants & our Pioneers

On Thursday, 6th May, the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club will meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall if there are no restrictions in place.   The guest speaker, Geoff Robinson, will talk about the historical connection between native plants and our pioneers.  For instance, Australia’s national flower, the Golden Wattle, belongs to the acacia family – Acacia pycnantha. The early... Read More

by katie , 7 months ago

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The good vibes are back with Park Vibes

Mark your calendar and grab your tickets for Park Vibes at the Pine Rivers Park on Saturday 20th March. Mayor Peter Flannery said Park Vibes continues to get bigger and better every year. “We’re shaking off the 2020-blues with an awesome line-up of events make sure 2021 starts with a bang,” Mayor Flannery said. “These kinds of events are vital... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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Tigers On The Tracks

Remember those wacky tiger tails hanging from fuel filler-caps? Probably not if you are sub-60, but younger readers may have seen revival tails hanging out at retro rallies in more recent times.  The ESSO tiger first appeared as a mascot in Norway around the turn of the 20th century, but the big stripy cat really took off in 1959 with... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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A Celebrity Returns

Recent contestant on Channel Nine’s ‘The Block’, Tamara Wilkins, returned to The Grove Sports Club and joined the ladies’ bowling fraternity for lunch. Before embarking on a challenging reality TV show, Tamara was a Bar Manager at the sports club and very popular with its members. Tamara and husband Jimmy enjoyed considerable success in their first TV adventure. The ladies... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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Brunch in Celebration of International Women’s Day

The Zonta Club of Pine Rivers is again hosting it’s International Women’s Day Brunch on Sunday, 14 March commencing at 9am for a 9:30am start. The speaker this year is Wendy Paterson, Co-Founder of “Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity”. Wendy, herself a breast cancer survivor, is an enthusiastic speaker and her dedication to making a difference is contagious. This... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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Share your big ideas for new Hills District Community Place

 Moreton Bay Region residents are being asked to think big and think bold when sharing their ideas for the future Hills District Community Place.  Mayor Peter Flannery said there was an opportunity to redevelop the old Club Arana building on Dawson Parade to make way for a new community space.  “This project will breathe renewed life into the heart of... Read More

by Editorial Team , 8 months ago

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Calling on Hills District schools to bee-come environmental champions with Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants

Applications for the 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program are now open for Hills District. Primary schools and early learning centres across Hills District can also apply for a Bee Bonus, as part of a $1.5million investment by Woolworths into the program. Up to a thousand Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are being offered, for up to $1,000 each. Recipients in... Read More

by katie , 8 months ago

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