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15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 September 2015)

By 17 September 2015
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[ 19 September 2015 to 20 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Floriade, 50 years of the ANU School of Music, the Lifeline Canberra bookfair and a Scrabble competition. What are your plans?

1. Co-lab: Science meets street art at Westside
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday from 10am to 6pm to see what happens when science meets street art. Co-lab is a creative collaboration between [...]

Local leaders – Lisa Robey (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation ambassador)

By 16 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Lisa Robey

When a close family friend died three months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Lisa Robey turned to fundraising to help improve survival rates. 
“My mum’s best friend, who I had always called Aunty, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010. She died a few months later. It was devastating for everyone,” Lisa, a marketing manager and [...]

Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition at UNSW Canberra

By 15 September 2015
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[ 1 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

The Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition highlights the dynamic world of contemporary artists’ book practice, with contributing artists from over 16 countries who attempt to reconfigure and reignite our relationship with the book.
This exhibition intimately catalogues a perspective of individual life experience exploring various structures and content, with curator Robyn Foster inviting us to contemplate our evanescent relationship with books at [...]

Lifeline’s biggest ever Canberra bookfair this weekend

By 14 September 2015
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[ 18 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us at Exhibition Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIGGEST ever Lifeline Canberra Bookfair! With over 120 tonnes of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, puzzles, games and more –  there’s something for everyone.
Our full range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also [...]

Tuggeranong: A treasure hidden in plain sight?

By 14 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Like many other locals, I was disheartened to read last week’s media coverage suggesting that Tuggeranong was dying and losing its soul.
It was disappointing to hear that my community, a place I have grown up in and loved for three decades, to be portrayed as a deficient and soulless place which people flee, in place [...]

Cool video of Canberra in the 1920s

By 11 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Just came across this compilation video of Canberra in the 1920s, via the National Film and Sound Archive. Interesting footage of Old Parliament House being built, the Hyatt (I think) and early Civic.
Thought it was worth sharing! Check it out here.

A look around Canberra – Yarralumla

By 11 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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One suburb that almost always makes the list of the ACT’s top three most expensive suburbs is Yarralumla. Nestled in the inner south, between Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and Curtin, Yarralumla was named for an Aboriginal word meaning ‘echo’. The suburb was first gazetted in 1928.
Yarralumla is home to a whole whack of embassies and official [...]

Family and Community Day at the National Archives of Australia

By 11 September 2015
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[ 28 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Bring the kids for family fun activities including origami boat making, old fashioned games, a discovery trail and an Archives selfie!

Take a tour of our new exhibition Life Interrupted: Gallipoli moments, and see our beautiful 1920s building.

Visit ‘Ask a Reference Officer’ to ask anything and everything about searching the Archives’ collection!

If you’ve never seen the [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (12th and 13th September 2015)

By 11 September 2015
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[ 12 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 13 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Red Hill, Chifley, Braddon, Fisher, Deakin, Giralang, Weston Creek, Curtin, Evatt, O’Connor, Monash, Hughes and Torrens. Happy Friday!

Saturday 12 September

13 Bavin Street Curtin
7am to 11.30am
Books, magazines, cookware, crockery, cushions, desk lamp, a full set of golf clubs and bag, baskets, costume jewellery, plus furniture including vintage cane chairs, butlers [...]

Dancing in the streets? Nope, too much red tape

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Spring is finally here, which means the silly season is fast approaching. As we emerge from hibernation to enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine, I’m looking forward to enjoying some community and outdoor events without three layers of woollies.
If you want to hold any kind of event that is open to the public in Canberra, the [...]

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of this suburb. Just under five years later and I’m much more restrained, but I still manage a bit of [...]

Duffy Primary School and community fete

By 4 September 2015
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[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Join us as we travel ‘Around the World’ in one day! Fun, games and refreshments – a great family day out.

Activities include Reptiles Inc, second hand books, SES and fire brigade displays, cultural dance performances, face painting and tattoos, plant stall, putt putt golf, jumping castle, lucky dip and badge making.

Special appearance by the Brumbies, [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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[ 5 September 2015 at 8:00 am; 6 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in O’Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday!

Saturday 5 September

7 Atholbar Way Karabar
8am to 4pm
Bric a brac, toys, clothes, Ford ute, bike rack for car and more.

20 Boobialla Street O’Connor
8.30am to 3pm
Very large house, therefore very large garage sale. Pricing will be low as we must get rid of everything. [...]

Meet world cycle adventurer Jeremy Scott

By 2 September 2015
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[ 7 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Meet Jeremy Scott at the launch of the Big Heart Appeal.
As a toddler, Jeremy Scott had a huge hole in his aorta valve that cruelly denied him the opportunity to live the life of a normal healthy child. At just four years of age Jeremy underwent Open Heart Surgery.
34 years later with practically no experience or [...]

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

A look around Canberra – Dickson

By 28 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
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[ 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 [...]

A look around Canberra – Duffy

By 21 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Chifley Preschool spring fair

By 20 August 2015
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[ 13 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

This just in:
Chifley Preschool Spring Fair, to be held at the preschool, 60 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley on Sunday September 13 2015 from 10am – 1.30pm.

 

Local recording artist to feature in national advertising campaign

By 20 August 2015

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 [...]

Canberra cafe haikus – trust me, they’re a thing

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (15 and 16 August 2015)

By 14 August 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Are you sick of shopping trolleys in your streets?

By 12 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Parking fines at hospitals – if only all visitors had someone like Laura

By 11 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

A look around Canberra – O’Connor

By 7 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (8 and 9 August 2015)

By 7 August 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Tea with JT – Sarah Kelly

By 6 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

#PutOutYourBlankets Canberra!

By 6 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

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 [...]

Fly Pelican enters Canberra aviation market

By 3 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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[ 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 [...]

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