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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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Check in on your loved ones

The festive season brings people together in celebration of the holidays and the pending new year. It is a time of generosity and opportunity to offer a helping hand to your loved ones. While visiting your elderly relatives or friends, it is important to take note of any changes in wellbeing or living standards. A messy house, empty fridge or... Read More

by katie , 6 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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A Little Op Shop With A Big Heart

Supporting community is what Picabeen Community Association does best, and their Op Shop in Gilston St, Keperra strives to do the same. Staffed by a wonderful team of volunteers, the Picabeen Change Room Op Shop is more than a place where you can buy fabulous, affordable, pre-loved clothing and accessories for all ages. Project worker, Gayle Brook, who supports the... 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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War Chronicles from our Veterans – Edition 2

Lest We Forget! These simple words are spoken at ANZAC Day Commemorations every year. But how do we ensure that as a nation, we don’t forget the sacrifices of these ordinary men and women whose actions and experiences were extraordinary? This Story Australia is a charity dedicated to capturing and preserving the significant moments of Australia’s history as told by... Read More

by katie , 1 week 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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