The Central Cafe reviews have inspired me to reveal a hidden gem for those who like hearty meals, friendly service and don’t need to find it in modern trendy eateries.
Allow me to present Nibblez on the Green, the charming little eatery at the Queanbo Bowling Club.
Queanbeyan Bowling Club is on the main drag, fringing that [...]
Anyone else getting jack of some of the Civic Beggars ?
ipods, mobile phones and good clothes…. real hard up.
Some of them are just scrounging scammers.
I’m sick of getting abused and intimidated by the same few a-holes for not giving them money but tonight two of them where well out of order.
One of the regulars, had [...]
Did anyone else find SBS drop off their digital TV/STB in the last few weeks? Some time since the Olympics?
I am still able to get it through an analogue signal, but my STB is constantly saying ‘no signal’ for SBS, SBS 2 and SBS News.
The War Memorial has announced that Peter Jackson (yes that one) and Wingnut Films will be producing the upcoming “Over the Front: the Great War in the air” exhibition planned for Anzac Hall.
“The Multimedia display will be a vital element in the exhibition space, and will be used to help visitors experience the risks, action [...]
[ 4 October, 2008; 12:00 pm; ] The Olivia Lambert Appeal – A local lass needs your help!
Catriona Rowntree will join other celebs at Thoroughbred Park on 4 October 2008 to help our little local lass, Olivia Lambert. Olivia’s story was recently seen on 60 Minutes, presented by Peter Overton.
Olivia is a gorgeous 4yr old with Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of [...]
Lisboa at Woden Plaza have been open again now for almost two weeks, except now they’re called Calibre. Despite the new, if dull, name the old wait staff are still there.
The only thing still missing from the renovation is the outdoor canopy. Apparently this was to be finished last Friday week, but Westfield made them [...]
[First filed: September 14, 2008 @ 22:31]
In a marathon of festivity the Canberra Musicians Club lumbered down the runway on Saturday and into clear blue skies.
The music started at 12.30 in the afternoon and continued over five stages until the small hours of the morning.
There were far too many bands for a lone reviewer [...]
[First filed: September 16, 2008 @ 09:13]
Did anyone else hear on Sunrise this morning about one/two* Canberran men who I believe are being prosecuted over a video found of them committing various acts of violence against two ferrets, some acts mentioned including sticking them with syringes and bashing them against walls.
At this point in time [...]
How do I diplomatically tell my neighbour that the rubbish piled up beside their house and the old car in the yard ( that some one has egged and covered with toilet paper) looks like crap?
The ABC has a report on Hector Scott’s sentencing.
It is bad enough that you cannot get charged with murder in the ACT, but this fiend gets only 2 1/2 months for possibly infecting innocent friends with HIV. I would consider that assault with a deadly weapon because he was aware of his infection and continued on his [...]
I’m very new to Canberra and am really missing the masseuse I had backin WA. Given she won’t do home visits to Canberra, can anyone recommend a good local mobile masseuse?
Thanks in advance for your help
The inimitable Ninaribena of Canberra’s Got Style has announced the happy news that the Canberra Centre’s house rag “C Magazine” is making a break for quality and giving CGS a page.
Good work by all concerned.
[First filed: September 12, 2008 @ 14:01]
My lasting impression of DFO is a tattooed bloke in a tank top, reeking of tobacco, pushing a pram and producing an ear splitting belch.
Getting in to the new shopping megapolis around 11am was an experience in itself. Trekking along Canberra Avenue we found it just as we were [...]
Upon finding Zierholz closed today, we decided to head over to Manuka to Pangaea. It’s been there a while, but I’ve never tried it. So we tried it. It’s in the bit of Manuka where the cinemas are, facing the Catholic church.
Very modern and zappy inside, dominated by a bar/servery. Lots of hard surfaces so [...]
Finally Belconnen has a decent bakery and we don’t have to travel to Kingston. Knead Patisserie has been open in the Belconnen markets for a few weeks now. It’s owned by Thomas Moore – previously of Sage, but lately of Grazing in Gundaroo. I’m already partial to their almond croissants (I’m reluctant to tell people [...]
While I’ve found living on the main street in my suburb is a little noisy at times, I’ve also found that with the increased traffic and nice wide nature strip you can dispose of virtually anything.
Last year I emptied my old wood shed (as I no longer have a fireplace), and dumped all of [...]
The all-seeing eye has discovered a meetup for Canberra Atheists.
We meet every fortnight at a random restaurant in Canberra to socialize and discuss all things atheist. So if you feel like hanging out with some like minded people and exploring ideas from an atheist perspective feel free to come along.
Well, spring is here, and Floriade is here, but there is still no sign of the two kiosks at Commonwealth Place (or even one of them!) opening for business – any business!
If I am not mistaken they have been completed now for nigh on one year…and still not one espresso coffee, or herbal tea, or [...]
The AFP bring word that they’ve arrested a 35 year old Richardson man on charges of “using a carriage service to groom a person under 16 years of age and possession of child pornography.”
Police will allege the male made contact with a 15-year-old, Melbourne girl, whom he met in Canberra through family friends and groomed [...]
The ACT Council of P&C Associations, Advocacy for Inclusion & Autism, Asperger ACT are holding a ‘Special Education Election Evening’
Thursday 18th September – 6.30pm
Phillip Avenue, Dickson
Candidates standing for the major parties at the forthcoming ACT election will be attending to put their views and policies on issues relating to the education of students with [...]
It’s Spring! So like many locals, I will soon be cursed with the weekly chore of mowing the lawn. But I don’t like doing that, so I am seeking another solution.
I am seeking a lamb to eat my lawn, and then when the summer months are behind us, I want to have a big BBQ [...]
Its a simple request…
Im getting married in about six months time, however the lady of my life is not Catholic and wants the marriage to occur in her church.
Heres where the fun begins, I dont know any Catholic priests in Canberra that might take part in a concelebration.
Anyone know a Catholic priest that could help??
I transferred data via Bluetooth to my mobile phone (a Nokia Ngage QD), resulting in an out of memory message. Phone did not allow deletion of files to make room or to do anything else on the phone (giving a message saying that the phone was out of memory) turned phone off and now it [...]
Just days after I reported the untimely demise of the otherwise aptly-named Minnie Bruce Street in Franklin, today, while hurtling along Gungahlin Drive, I happened upon workers altering the street name on the huge green and white signs at the intersection of (what has been up until today) Oogeroo Drive and Gungahlin Drive in Franklin. [...]
Simon Corbell has found some more good news to announce on his way to caretaker mode.
This time it’s a new CCTV system at Canberra Stadium.
During major sporting events the Canberra Stadium CCTV system will be controlled at a purpose-built venue command centre, with all footage also recorded at a secondary site. It will [...]
Huitzilihuitl’s Reign of Death informs us that vampires and their aspirants can get together monthly for some live action role playing “Vampire: The Requiem” style.
Apparently Carthian Law is very much on the table for the local vampire community.
[ 12 September, 2008; 10:00 am; ]
For reasons that are slightly beyond me there’s a huge amount of buzz out there about the opening on Friday of the Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) location in Fyshwick.
Anyway, the doors open at 10am this Friday.
So the wait is nearly over.
Other obligations notwithstanding we’ll try and get out there to take a look and get [...]
The results of the recent ANU Students’ Association Elections were released on August 28th, with a surprise result in the election of the 2009 editorial team for the ANU student newspaper, Woroni. Despite the advantages of incumbency, the sitting Woroni team (led by Annabelle Craft and Charles Prestidge-King, running as An Even Better Woroni) were [...]
[ 23 November, 2008; ] The Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association Committee is seeking Sponsorship or donation of items or vouchers suitable for use as raffle prizes, for our annual Christmas party on Sunday the 23rd of November, 2008, at Corroboree Park, Ainslie.
We had a great party last year with more than 250 people and attractions including pony rides, [...]
Huge signs were erected about 5 years ago at the entrances to Bruce delineating the Bruce Precinct – listing the ACT Innovation Centre, UC, CIT, Radford College etc.
For the past 2 years one of those signs, on College Street near CISAC, has stood there with the right-hand one-third of its sign missing (torn off), bits [...]
I recently noticed that Minnie Bruce Street in Franklin has had its name revoked! Going through this street in Franklin on the bus yesterday I noticed yellow sign blades had been erected saying “Formerly Minnie Bruce Street” on all the sign posts, with signs for the new street name – Morris West Street – fixed [...]
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Last Friday on my way home from work I took my normal route back to Chisholm. After the roundabout turnoff on the Monaro I got stuck behind a silver VN Commodore sitting in the right hand lane doing 70km/h up the hill in an 80km/h zone with no one in the left hand [...]