The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was also the year that RSPCA ACT was born.
Sixty years is a long time to do anything, but what began as 23 dedicated individuals has [...]
The suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s.
Dickson gets the tagline ‘Canberra’s Chinatown’ a fair bit, due to the large number of Asian restaurants and grocery stores on Woolley Street. There’s Dickson Dumpling House, The [...]
[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday!
Saturday 29 August
12 Cruikshank Street
7am to 4pm
Wide range of household items.
20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan
8am to 11am
Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Will be cancelled if raining.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 12pm
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs, clothing, kitchenware, games, sports gear, linen, bags, baby [...]
The suburb of Duffy, located in the Weston Creek region on Canberra’s south side, was named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy – one of the earliest Victorian premiers.
Duffy is quite a nice suburb, very leafy and quiet, with plenty of nice houses. It’s a pretty popular suburb and house prices are on the rise.
Sadly, when [...]
Singer Mike Lang and producer duo, Daniel and Josh Pinkerton, have won the chance to feature in the national Mind Body Business advertising campaign.
Lang and the Pinkerton brothers collaborated to create the electronic song ‘Revolution in You,’ which took out the top prize over dozens of entries from across Australia.
Film production house Blue Clay Creatives [...]
I love seeing original, creative ideas – particularly when they’re local.
I was alerted to an instagram account recently, @canberracafehaiku. The name pretty much sums it up – it’s an account dedicated to humorous haikus about Canberra cafes.
A photo posted by Canberra Cafe Haiku (@canberracafehaiku) on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:09am PDT
The cafes featured are mostly [...]
[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!
Saturday 15 August
6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]
The exponential increase in the number of shopping trolleys dumped in Australian streets is a disgrace. They litter the streets and can cause panel damage to parked cars. They are dumped in waterways, on roadsides and nature strips. They make our towns and suburbs look untidy and unloved.
In addition to being eyesores, especially when dumped [...]
Hearts were warmed around the world on Monday when a post from popular Facebook page Canberra Mums went viral. A mum had been in hospital with her nine-week-old baby and after being discharged she found a parking fine on her car.
She opened the envelope to find a note from ‘Laura’ who had paid the fine [...]
The suburb of O’Connor is in Canberra’s inner north, squished in between Turner and Lyneham, with Northbourne Avenue and Gungahlin Drive on either side. It was named after Richard Edward O’Connor, a legislator, federalist, and one of the founders of the Constitution.
I think if you asked a handful of people what they know about O’Connor [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!
Saturday 8 August
35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs, directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]
Welcome to a new series where I get to introduce you some of Canberra’s most fascinating women, starting with Sarah Kelly.
I invited Sarah to sip tea with me, although you will see that this particular cold day, we both opted for extra strong coffee. Thank you to On Flinders Manuka for hosting us.
Here is what I [...]
[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
I’ve organised an event for people to bring their spare blankets to the charity bins at regional shopping centres next Thursday, 13 August 2015 between 7am and 9pm.
I’ve created a Facebook page for the event.
I have approached one logistics company here in town about picking up the blankets and then dropping them at local Vinnies [...]
The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph – but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk’ website yet, so let’s start the community discussion here.
I think 40kph is slow enough – I do not want the speed limit to be dropped to 30kph [...]
After so many airlines flying Canberra as part of a regional network have gone under (Rex, Brindabella), I was surprised to discover that there’s a brand new player doing the Canberra-Newcastle corridor.
Fly Pelican flies small 19-seater planes with propellers (to my airline-phobic concern) but while I would normally drive the six hours rather than fly, I [...]
The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent meme doing the rounds in Canberra, some might be forgiven for thinking former US sports star Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner has something to do with [...]
[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday!
Saturday 1 August
Eales Place Kambah
7.30am to 1pm
Car ramps, self help books, BMX bike, tennis rackets, long board, rip stick, electric heater, roof rack (ocean and earth), Kempco juicer, ninja blender, high pressure cleaner, glass shelves, southern [...]
[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates
Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.
A huge range of quality [...]
We went down to the Woden Valley this week to take a look at the suburb of Isaacs.
This suburb was named after former governor general, attorney general and chief justice Isaac Isaacs. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate his name and ponder why his parents decided to give him essentially the same name [...]
[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!
Saturday 25 July
60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.
Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.
24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]
[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] This weekend: The GWS Giants return to Canberra for their third match at Manuka Oval this season, Mount Stromlo hosts a public observatory night and the Embassy of Brazil invites you to celebrate an evening of Brazilian food and dancing.
What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats [...]
[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]
[ 21 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Our next meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on 21 July, at the Majura Function Room, Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson.
Our guest presenters will be Labor MLA for Molonglo Meegan Fitzharris, and the Asbestos Response Task Force.
We have asked Ms Fitzharris to respond to the following questions:
In relation to the governments publication Engaging Canberrans – [...]
[ 20 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.
The next session [...]
The original suburb of Acton (are people going to start calling it Old Acton now?) was named by Lieutenant Arthur Jeffreys after a town in Denbighshire, Wales.
New Acton is a quite a nice part of Canberra. It has three main apartment complexes: Nishi, New Acton South and New Acton East.
This area has close proximity to Lake Burley [...]
[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weston Creek, Red Hill, Florey, Richardson, Forrest and Garran. Happy Friday!
Saturday 18 July
2 Edman Close Florey
6.30am to 12pm
Kitchen items, homewares, furniture, coffee tables, books, fridge, treadmill, rowing machine, clothing, handbags and more.
196 Monaro Crescent Red Hill
7am to 3pm
Moving sale. All items must go. Furniture and general household goods.
45 Curlewis [...]
Feel nervous when due to see the dentist? Or “just hate going”? Tempted to put it off…and off again? Participate in a trial of therapeutic self-help technique shown to be helpful for many fears and phobias, and for reducing stress in measurable ways.
The trial is open to anyone less than comfortable with dental treatment. Even [...]
Imagine living through the Canberra winter chill without a roof over your head.
This July, three organisations doing very important work to address homelessness celebrated important milestones. The Early Morning Centre in Civic celebrated 10 years of providing free meals to homeless people and helping them access the support and services they need to get their [...]
Six leading ACT community organisations combined to celebrate NAIDOC Week with the theme of ‘Land & Learning’ earlier this week.
The celebrations started with a Welcome to Country, before artist Linda Huddlestone (pictured above) talked about her family and country. She explained how her father’s story of being part of the stolen generation translated into her [...]
Aranda takes its name from an Aboriginal tribe of central Australia, also known as Arunta, which means white cockatoo.
I had never visited Aranda before I decided to write about it. The closest encounter I had had with this place was when I was driving on Bindubi Street a few years back and spotted the ARANDA [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Six leading ACT community organisations have combined to provide a day of celebration in Woden for NAIDOC Week tomorrow (Thursday 9 July).
Building on the national NAIDOC Week theme of We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect & Celebrate, the Woden celebration will focus on Land & Learning.
It will feature:
Indigenous art workshop, including craft [...]