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Santa is ‘sleighing’ them at Brookside

 In a year where COVID has impacted everything, Santa is keeping everyone safe at Brookside by bringing his beautiful wooden sleigh to help with social distancing.  The bright red and gold sleigh maintains distance between Santa and the kids, however, has been designed so that there are no awkward, arms-length photos, with kids having fun in the back of the... Read More

by katie , 2 days ago

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Tax Matters – December 2020 

It is that time of year where attention turns to end of year celebrations and work functions. If you are an employer there is no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner), so just be aware of possible Fringe Benefit tax issues. FBT (Fringe Benefit Tax) Legislation provides that a Christmas Party holds the characteristic’s of a meal entertainment... Read More

by katie , 4 days ago

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When the Valley was ‘King’ at Christmas

For many long-term Hills District residents, a memory from Christmas time years ago would have been the role played by retail stores in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in preparing for that special day of the year. For decades up until the early 1980s, the Valley was ‘King’ when it came to shopping at Christmas time and celebrating the season. Who remembers... Read More

by katie , 6 days ago

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Out and About in The Gap Ward with Cr Steven Toomey

Business in Brisbane The 2020 year for businesses has been tough and Brisbane City Council has been there for local business to help them get back on their feet and enable them to trade through this economic recovery. In addition, to waiving fees and permits, Council has worked with the Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) to deliver the Brisbane Business... Read More

by katie , 6 days ago

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Learn the basics of Family History Research

Have you have been dabbling in researching your family history and have hit a brick wall? Or are you struggling to find information on your family history and don’t know where to look next? Why not start learning the basics of getting started researching your family history in 2021.    These past months have really reinforced the importance of family... Read More

by katie , 7 days ago

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Marine Debris

Here is the second column from our new column “Young Reporters take the Reigns” brought to you by Year 4 student, Lorelei Pawsey who is passionate about helping improve our environment. 10 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean every year and only 2% of it gets recycled. It washes off city streets and into storm drains, blows from dumps,... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

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Making by hand to connect the past with the future

Do you have memories of your grandmother’s or mother’s sewing room? A place of quiet creativity and wonder with all the shiny bobbins, colourful threads and carefully folded piles of fabric waiting to be turned into something! Since 2014, The Nest Community in Everton Park has received many wonderful donations from people who can’t bear the thought of throwing out... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

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Seasons Greetings from the GVK Lions

As this is the last column in The Hills Echo for the year, the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club extends a warm Seasons Greetings to all residents of The Hills District. We thank you for your support over the year, allowing us to continue our community service. Sometimes it’s difficult to look beyond our daily struggles, the hustle and bustle... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

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Dates for the Diary

The Samford Museum would like to wish readers a very merry Christmas and New Year that is filled with joy and certainty. The museums opening/closing dates for the school holidays are as follows- Closed from mid- day Wed 9th December until Sunday 27th December. Open- Sunday 27th December, Wednesday 30th December and Sunday 3rd January 2021. Closed- 3rd January until... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

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Curtain Call for 2020

What a year 2020 has been for everyone!  The Hills Players were excited to end the year on a high, presenting their one and only performance for the year  for all their dear supporters. The performance formed part of their 40th anniversary celebrations and it was quite the feat putting together the show with such a short lead up time.... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

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