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Turning 30

Turning 30

Community organisations such as Maleny Film Society (MFS) could not exist without dedicated volunteers like Nora Julien and Jill Morris (pictured). They are founding members and passionate supporters of MFS, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The...

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Nests hidden in plain sight

Nests hidden in plain sight

NATURE by VIC JAKES I love this time of year. The gradually lengthening days have encouraged so many of our local birds to turn their thoughts to activities that will ensure survival of their species. Now is the time I start to look around my property for early signs...

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Come and meet the locals

Come and meet the locals

All newcomers to Maleny and District over the past two years are invited to come along to the Lions Club of Maleny Blackall Range Welcome to Maleny Meet and Greet on Saturday September 11, to meet local residents, businesses, community groups and make new friends.  ...

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The Healing Power of Horses

The Healing Power of Horses

Tragedy has a peculiar way of shaking us out of our comfort zones, forcing us to see ourselves and life in a totally new way. During the healing process, we often make discoveries that reshape our perspective on life in the most surprising ways. Just ask Sharon...

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Palmwoods Spring Harvest Festival 2021

Palmwoods Spring Harvest Festival 2021

Supporting business, community, partnerships and diversity We love Palmwoods – it has a friendly community, a sense of history, and is a great place to raise a family. Today, as it was in its early history (the late 1880s), the local economy thrives on farming, fine...

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A tale of two brewers

A tale of two brewers

THE BEER FROM ROUND HERE by JOSH DONOHOE  Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours We have a wealth of brewing experience right here on the Sunshine Coast, which is clearly evident when you look at the list of accolades and awards received by our local breweries.  People often...

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Feathertail Gliders

Feathertail Gliders

with wildlife volunteer Rachel Aspinall These adorable little creatures (pictured) are Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Moe, a quartet of Feathertail Gliders who have recently arrived into care. These little ones became orphans after their home tree was felled. Fortunately, and...

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A pioneer of our tourist trade

A pioneer of our tourist trade

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE Genealogy Sunshine Coast  By 1928, Mooloolaba had become the playground for the people of Buderim. They came to swim, picnic, camp and enjoy a holiday. Among those catering for the tourist trade was Charles Clarke. Born in 1891 in Aspley to...

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Meet and Greet in Maleny

Meet and Greet in Maleny

Over 14 years to 2019, 1445 newcomers to Maleny have been hosted by the Lions Club of Maleny Blackall Range “Welcome to Maleny Dinner”. In 2020 regrettably this event could not be held, but for 2021 the Lions Club is back to host people new to Maleny to a “Welcome to...

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Time to say no

Time to say no

IMAGE by KERRIE FRIEND Saying “no” is not always easy. Sometimes saying “yes” to you often means saying “no” to others, and that takes courage. When we get clear on who we are and what we desire in our lives, that clarity begins to create boundaries and our life...

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Nurse has a way with words

Nurse has a way with words

by REBECCA MUGRIDGE It all started with a beautifully crafted wedding vow. Caloundra-based registered nurse Adam Brannigan is the latest local wordsmith success. He has just won the 2021 Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature – and $5000 prizemoney – with his short...

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Dealing with Crime in Schools

Dealing with Crime in Schools

by Doug Patterson The recent case of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl being brutally assaulted and described as ‘bullying’ highlights a problem that has existed in our high schools for years. Calls for the offenders to be expelled only exacerbate the acceptance of a...

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