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RSPCA at CAT-pacity, adoption discounted till Wednesday

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The cattery at RSPCA ACT’s Weston shelter is at CAT-pacity! The organisation is looking to find new homes for 150 cats and kittens currently in care.
At the cattery in Weston there are 17 living enclosures for cats and kittens available for adoption. RSPCA ACT has increased this to 28 living enclosures and has no more [...]

Canberra family to run half-marathon to fund domestic violence services in PNG

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ANU academic Professor Stephen Howes, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Dr Clare Holberton and their teenage son Matthew will all be running the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon this Sunday (May 22) to raise funds for Femili PNG, a Papua New Guinean NGO that runs a crisis centre in Lae.
Stephen first ran the course in 1987 and [...]

Bookclub in Canberra seeks members

By 16 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
We’re a group of 4 who meet in places around Canberra and the surrounding areas. We meet monthly on weekends to discuss books. We’re looking for new members to join us…
If you like coffee, tea, cake, books and meeting new people, please email us at bookclub2600@gmail.com
Hope to hear from you soon!

Weekend fun at the new Casey Market Town

By 13 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Residents of Casey and surrounding suburbs will be rushing to the new Casey Market Town for free coffee and entertainment this weekend as part of continued celebrations following its Grand Opening last week.
Thankful not to have to drive into the Gungahlin centre anymore, locals have called the new centre “amazing”, “clean”, “classy”, and “very convenient”.
Between [...]

Fundraising for Canberra boy

By 11 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra Friends and Family,Our brother, Yusuf Kamara, was tragically involved in a near-lethal accident in Goulburn last week. After serious surgery and now continual care, he is fighting with all his might to survive the ordeal.
Yusuf is known in town as a futsal fanatic, having played quite a bit of outdoor football and futsal for Olympic.  He [...]

How not to get scammed on Tinder

By 10 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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And how to get back at the bastards if it does happen to you.
Part 1 – The victim is ensnared
A few weeks ago I started using Tinder for the first time. Got some matches, had a few fairly non-eventual conversations, until that is I met Shaniqua. She seemed interested in me, we had some stuff [...]

Women’s Weekly cakes will hit you right in the childhood

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you were a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, or the parent of a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, then you’ll definitely remember more than one birthday cake from the infamous Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake books.

There were the classic playing field cakes, animal shapes, Disney characters, birthday numbers and [...]

Recycling excess plastic shopping bags?

By 6 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag recycling in the ACT.
A few years ago, we made the move to ban the old style non-decompostable plastic bags and rightly [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 31 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]

How Canberran are you?

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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How Canberran are you? It’s a question that’s tough to answer. How would you answer that? Are you more qualified as a Canberran if you’ve been to Mooseheads, the War Memorial, the Hyperdome, and the Balloon Festival? Not quite. But one Canberran, let’s just call them HCAY, has curated a fun way for Canberrans to [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives

By 27 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Canberra Brickworks Precinct – Important Community Update

By 24 March 2016

[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla

The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.

The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.

The forum will [...]

A Look around Canberra: Lyneham

By 18 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Lyneham in Canberra’s north was named after Sir William Lyne, Premier of NSW from 1899-1901. Lyneham is situated amongst Dickson, O’Connor, and a couple of luscious green nature reserves. (I am seriously jealous of the people who live directly opposite the O’Connor Nature Reserve, it’s beautiful!)
While mostly residential, Lyneham also has a [...]

Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets

By 17 March 2016

[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Looking to broaden your interests? Then get along to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, this Saturday to sample the offerings from more than 160 groups and clubs from across Canberra.

The event is free and there’s something for all ages and abilities to get involved with – from choirs, [...]

Pushin’ the pram – pram-friendly and dog-friendly walking in Canberra

By 12 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

Ever wondered where you can safely push your pram in Canberra – and take your dog for an off leash run at the same time?
We’ve researched some fun walks in various areas of Canberra that are paved the whole way and dog friendly as well. So you can definitely keep fit, take bub on an [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns for its 8th year

By 4 March 2016

[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.

Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (05-06 March 2016)

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, head to the allclassifieds website.
85 Stradbroke Street, Deakin
Saturday, 9am-1pm
Items for sale include: jigsaw puzzles, books, cookbooks, DVDs, women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, furniture, garden pots, kitchenware, storage shelves, sports gear, Wii games and Wii [...]

Dancing Goddesses Dinner & Dance Spectacular

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Dancing Goddesses is pleased to invite you to our Bellydancing and Dinner Extravaganza at Harem Restaurant Kingston on 27 February 2016.

When: Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 6.30pm

Where: Harem Restaurant, 48 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT 2604

Tickets include a Turkish banquet, tea and coffee plus an exclusive bellydance show.

Cost: Tickets are $55 per person (plus a booking fee) [...]

A Look around Canberra: Gungahlin

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I’m heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungahlin is named after the Aboriginal word meaning ‘white man’s house’ or ‘little rocky hill’. It was originally spelt ‘Goongarline’.
I moved here back in 2011 when I [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
62 Murrjinelle Cct, Bonner
Saturday 10am-4pm
This household looks to have Kondo’d itself into a garage sale. After extensive decluttering, the items for sale include: bunk bed, Sony [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell
This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm
This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Needed: stem cell transplant for true Canberran

By 4 February 2016

Donna Faull is a true Canberran. Her grandparents were original residents of the Causeway and then Ainslie, her father was involved in building the Commonwealth Bridge whilst her mother worked at the old Canberra Hospital where Donna was born in 1968. Her school days were spent firstly at North Ainslie Primary school then Campbell and [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (30 and 31 January 2016)

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
34 Meredith Circuit, Kambah
Saturday 9am-2pm
Everything must go. Items include: home wares, glassware, electrical items, collectables, furniture, toys, books, bikes and plenty more to explore.
Clive-Steele Ave, [...]

A look around Canberra: Fyshwick

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Fyshwick is probably Canberra’s most “famous” suburb. Everyone that’s never been to Canberra knows about Fyshwick and once someone finds out you’re from Canberra they will probably ask “Can you still get fireworks/porn at Fyshwick?” The answer to that question is no you can’t as fireworks were banned some years ago, and [...]

My favourite outdoor places in and around Canberra

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a lot of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors in and around Canberra over the past year as part of my fitness regime and to practice my photography skills. Here’s a wrap up of a few of my favourite places.
Panoramic views of Canberra
My pick of walks for great views of the Canberra [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

By 24 January 2016

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy…..

On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

Vale, Merylyn Condon

By 23 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Condolences to the family and friends of 2CC radio’s former garden guru Merylyn Condon, who has recently lost her battle with cancer. Prior to hanging up the headphones a year ago, Merylyn had been a guiding voice on air for garden lovers in Canberra for years with the show Garden Gurus. She will be missed.

Australia Day Celebrations at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 January 2016 at 10:00 am; ] The Canberra Railway Museum is putting on special Australia Day community celebrations on Tuesday 26 January.

As a thank you for community support visitors will be offered, after normal paid entry, a delightful complimentary morning tea from 10am to 12pm.

Aside from tea and coffee, there will be home-made Anzac biscuits and lamingtons in glorious century-old carriages.

The [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Saturday 8am-2pm
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
ALL WEEKEND

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
Saturday 8am-2pm
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]

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