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A home for the homeless on wheels

A home for the homeless on wheels

by MICHELE STERNBERG It’s 8.15pm on a Saturday night, mid-autumn and there’s a distinct chill in the air. Rain sprinkles down, leaving a sheen on the bitumen as we stand in the car park next to the BP service station where the Sunshine Motorway meets Brisbane Rd at...

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Reconnecting with the community

Reconnecting with the community

The Range Community Kindergarten has opened its arms once again as Covid restrictions have eased. Being a community kindergarten, they have really missed the vital part of connection with families over the past two years.  Covid-19 restrictions have limited the...

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For art’s sake

For art’s sake

A year after opening in the throes of a pandemic, Max Galleria is the beating heart of Tewantin’s creative hub  by SEANNA CRONIN When you walk into Max Galleria, Jane Parker’s bright and finely detailed paintings will likely be the first thing to catch your eye. Then...

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Short plays big on impact

Short plays big on impact

Noosa Arts Theatre’s popular National One-Act Playwriting Competition is returning with a wonderful array of plays to tempt your theatrical pleasure. Since 1978 the theatre has run the competition, which carries an $8000 cash prize pool and attracts entries from...

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French flavour in the hills

French flavour in the hills

By Victoria McGuin The popular cafe/restaurant La Relais Bressan, which was in Flaxton for 20 years, has upped sticks and moved to the Maleny Hills Motel, where Thierry and his wife Cindy are already delighting visitors (myself included) with Gallic fare and ambience....

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The past that brings us together

The past that brings us together

If you have ever paused a moment to wonder about Nambour and the hinterland’s rich local history, a visit to one of the many cemeteries is a journey back in time to discover more.  by Rebecca Mugridge Sunshine Coast graveyard tour guide and local historian Gillian...

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Fashion in the spotlight

Fashion in the spotlight

A spectacular fusion of sculptural art and haute couture is expected to dazzle an audience of 1000 people at the Australian Wearable Art Festival on Saturday, May 21, at Venue 114 in Bokarina. The event attracts the who’s who of fashion and art, and will include a 25m...

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Lucky escape for turtle

Lucky escape for turtle

by VIC JAKES The excessive rain triggered by the La Nina weather pattern this summer caused the creek at the entrance to my property to flood over the bridge on a number of occasions. While there is a large culvert that normally permits all the water to flow...

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An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

IMAGE by KERRIE FRIEND It seems like it takes a lot of energy in these extraordinary days of a global pandemic, war, natural disasters and other life happenings to not be pulled down by negativity. These things are very real and are constantly being pushed at us...

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Teutoburg to Witta

Teutoburg to Witta

Australian grass-roots history is something that fascinates author Dale Jacobsen, and her latest book uncovers the fascinating past and people of Teutoburg, the area we now know as Witta. by Gay Liddington “European settlers arrived on the Blackall Range in the 1880s...

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Painting with a purpose

Painting with a purpose

Judith Sinnamon is a reluctant subject. However, after many years of my haranguing her, she agreed to finally let me share a little of her story as an artist, mother, and defender of the planet. By Victoria McGuin Judith Sinnamon’s art studio is a welcoming space,...

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