Book puts spotlight on bullying

Book puts spotlight on bullying

A Sunshine Coast mum and casual primary school teacher has written her first children’s book, which aims to stimulate conversations about the prevalence of bullying among children. Lisa Edgar’s The Playground Hero is a heartfelt and beautifully illustrated story about...
Remembering the role of POWs

Remembering the role of POWs

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE  Sunshine Coast Genealogy Poor Nicola. His part in the war was over almost before it started … and ultimately brought him to Buderim. Nicola Evangelista, a farmer from Cassino in the province of Frosinone in Italy, was a private with the...
Wings clipped but spirits soar

Wings clipped but spirits soar

by CHRIS GILMORE Many Coast residents have been affected by the ongoing restrictions on international travel, but there’s one community group in particular that’s been hit harder than most. Friendship Force Sunshine Coast is a group based around ‘home hosting’...
Connecting cultures

Connecting cultures

by CHRIS GILMORE The Sunshine Coast’s premier arts and cultural celebration Horizon Festival returns from August 27 to September 5, bringing together local and national artists to offer vibrant, immersive and entertaining experiences for all ages. Among the 10 days...
Jazz nights hit right note

Jazz nights hit right note

While the pandemic has had a huge impact on the arts scene, there is one genre that seems to have flourished: jazz. As a result, the regular Jazz Sessions event has been hugely popular with patrons on the Coast. The Jazz Sessions transforms one of the Coast’s most...
Nature’s Bounty: Booloumba Creek

Nature’s Bounty: Booloumba Creek

Discover a plethora of natural beauty at Booloumba Creek, no matter the season.  Booloumba Creek is like a buffet for nature enthusiasts. Nestled in Conondale National Park, it’s the kind of place you can’t help but think nature’s gotten a little carried away.  The...