Many of us find excuses when it comes to making appointments for our own health checks. How many times have you heard yourself say, “I just don’t have the time” or “I’ll do it next week”?
If there is one thing you should do for yourself in the month of October, it’s make an appointment to have a breastscreen. Continue reading MAKE OCTOBER YOUR MONTH TO HAVE A BREASTSCREEN

The Hills Organic Community Garden – Get Involved!

Ever wondered what The Hills Organic Community Garden is all about? Here’s a bit of information from the Garden. Get involved today by contacting them on the details below!

➢ We have been at 416 Bunya Rd Bunya (beside the off-leash dog park) 450 metres south of the dump entrance towards Bunya) for over 3 years now. Our first Open Day was in March 2014. We are now on to our 6th Open Day which will be on Sunday 24 September. We have 2 speakers this time. Our first workshop is at 12.30 with Thierry Le Pers on the topic of integrated planting and pest management ; Our 2nd speaker at 2.30 is our local well known gardener Phil Ryan who will be talking about planting and developing seeds and cuttings successfully. Participants will be able to do their own planting of seeds. Phil will be selling some of his products on the day. A Gold coin donation for each participant will be appreciated. Continue reading The Hills Organic Community Garden – Get Involved!

School holiday fervour hits Moreton Bay Region

Kids launch yourself into a range of fun-filled activities, as Moreton Bay Regional Council hosts a wide-range of events for children and teenagers between September 18 and October 3 as part of its Active Holidays, Libraries, Galleries and Ramp Up Programs.

Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sports and Division 11 Councillor Darren Grimwade said with a variety of fun-filled activities on offer, this school holiday season, local kids aged 3-17 would “definitely” not be left feeling bored.

“Seeing kids physically active and enjoying the outdoors as well as socialising with other children is such a joy to see,” Cr Grimwade said. Continue reading School holiday fervour hits Moreton Bay Region

‘Through Our Eyes’

Aunty Flo (Community Elder) opened the Exhibition with Mrs Goldspink and Group A Children

D Sol Café at 16 Ferny Way, Ferny Hills is currently hosting an exhibition of photos taken by the children at Willmore Kindergarten. The exhibition was officially opened last Wednesday by Community Elder, Aunty Flo Watson.

These photos were all taken by the children themselves. A camera in the hands of a child is a very powerful tool to demonstrate how amazing and capable our youngest community members are! Continue reading ‘Through Our Eyes’

$1.8 million for sweeping upgrades to council maintenance equipment

Moreton Bay Regional Council will invest more than $1.8million in three new street sweepers, as well as a new and a refurbished waste compactor with the announcement of two new tenders at today’s council’s coordination meeting.

Council’s spokesperson for Asset, Construction and Maintenance Councillor Peter Flannery said council awarded the tenders on Tuesday 5 September, including one tender totalling $1.29million for the purchase of a 26-tonne landfill compactor as well as the upgrade of council’s existing landfill compactor. Continue reading $1.8 million for sweeping upgrades to council maintenance equipment

Are you getting your 30 minutes of exercise each day?

Why not come and play rebound beach volleyball as socially or competitively as you like? Games comprise 3 x 15-minute sets – so why not get 45 minutes of exercise whilst having fun? If you can’t get a team together we can help you find a team to join. New players and teams are welcome to join at any time during the competition season. Competitions are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights with teams of 4 to 6 players in Mixed, Ladies’ and Men’s divisions. Continue reading Are you getting your 30 minutes of exercise each day?

Arana Netball Club News

August was a busy month for Arana Netball Club, with finals early in the month. Five of Arana’s ten competitive grade teams progressed to finals – Arana 1, Opens Div.2; Arana 3, Opens Div.7; Arana 4, Intermediate 4; Arana 5, Intermediate 6; and Arana 7, 13Yrs Div.4. All had done well to progress this far. Losing their semi-finals, and being eliminated from further finals, were Arana 1, Arana 3, and Arana 7. Arana 4 had a second chance to progress to the Grand Final by playing in the Preliminary Final, but unfortunately lost on the day. Continue reading Arana Netball Club News

Make Your Garden Functional and Fun with Eva

Eva Porter is a a truely inspiring young woman. This local young lady from Albany Creek got herself off unemployment benefits and started her own viable landscape design business, Porter Designs. Now she has gone from Centrelink to presenting as guest speaker at this weekend’s Redcliffe Festival!

Read more about her journey below in her own words:-

I’m a local young person who was considered a long term unemployed person.  Since I was 21, through commitment and passion I have built a successful business that got me off the dole.  There are many young people who are long term unemployed and I would really like to help them by giving them a sense of hope through my story. Continue reading Make Your Garden Functional and Fun with Eva

580+ activities make up Moreton Bay’s largest Older & Bolder program ever

Residents aged 50 and over in Moreton Bay will have 582 reasons to keep fit or try something new in 2017 when bookings open for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s largest ever Older and Bolder program.

Bookings have opened for the ever-popular fitness, sport and recreation program which offers free and low-cost activities for residents and ratepayers aged 50 and over.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Parks, Sport and Recreation spokesperson Councillor Darren Grimwade said with more activities than ever before, there would be something for everyone, including surfing, clay target shooting, darts and ballroom dancing. Continue reading 580+ activities make up Moreton Bay’s largest Older & Bolder program ever

Last call to all Gardeners in The Hills District and Bunya Area.

It is free and not too late to join us in the 49th Annual Garden Competition.

As the weather warms up our gardens are starting to pop with Spring and we spend more time outdoors. If you enjoy spending time in your garden and your garden has beautiful plants then why not enter? Benefits are many, just being involved with the competition you can meet other gardeners, share enthusiasm, swap plants or produce, and learn new skills. When you visit the Arana Hills library you can collect and lodge your application on the spot, you might even want to borrow some of the many gardening books, DVD’s and magazines. Continue reading Last call to all Gardeners in The Hills District and Bunya Area.

25 years of inspirational teaching

Leanne Hunter with Emma-Kate Clyburn, 2017 MPC President

The Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre’s (MPC) Director Leanne Hunter is celebrating 25 years of service at the kindergarten provider. A milestone not often achieved, Leanne started in 1983. In 2000 Leanne took on the additional role of Co-Director which continued through to 2013. From that time through to today, Leanne has conducted the role of Director of MPC with all the commitment and passion a great leader can inject. Continue reading 25 years of inspirational teaching

Ferny Hills Swimming Club Gears Up for the Season!

Matthew and Isla Garnham diving in to Summer!
Photo Courtesy of Tobias Garnham

Swimmers from 4 to 40 years old will dive in to a new swimming season at Ferny Hills Swimming Club’s annual sign on day on Saturday 2nd September.

“Ferny is a small and friendly swimming club. We welcome all swimmers, whether they want to put their swimming lessons into practice or take their racing to the next level at competitive meets” said Club President, Dean Bolton. Continue reading Ferny Hills Swimming Club Gears Up for the Season!

Samford Bowls Club – “Come and Try “ Day

Samford Bowls Club, situated on Mt Samson Road, has synthetic, covered greens and has the name for being “the friendly Club”.

On October 8th, our “Come and Try “ Day is open to anyone who might like to try the game of Bowls. (see advertisement).
Our players are enjoying a mixed season in Pennant (Club) competitions. Our men – in Divisions 2 and 5, have had mixed fortunes, and lie somewhere in the middle of the table. Our ladies have just come out on top of Division 3 on Saturdays, and hope to bring home a flag for the first time for a few years. Continue reading Samford Bowls Club – “Come and Try “ Day

School Holiday Skincare Workshops For Teens

Looking for the ideal way to entertain & educate your teenager these school holidays?

Secret Skin Studio in Ferny Grove are running School Holiday Workshops for Teenagers starting on the 18th September. The workshops will educate and provide tips for teens regarding skincare & beauty advice. Samples and individual advice will be provided in a relaxed and friendly environment. The workshops are one hour in duration and only cost $20per person. Limited spaces are available for these exclusive workshops (5 attendees per session) so book today to secure your spot! Easy On Line-Booking is available at Continue reading School Holiday Skincare Workshops For Teens

5 Simple Tips for Parents To Help Their Teens with Pimples

  • Start Good Habits Early – Reinforce the need to clean hands regularly especially before touching the face. Make a simple cleanser, bland cleanser and moisturiser available to wash their face in the pre-teen stage.
    • Get Some Professional Guidance – It is often more productive and cost effective to get some professional treatment and home care assistance. rather than grabbing random products from the supermarket or pharmacy. If you add up the price of all those random products you have tried, with no success – it is way more than the price of one single effective product from your aesthetician. Not to mention the wasted time and frustration involved.

Continue reading 5 Simple Tips for Parents To Help Their Teens with Pimples

Celebrating Seniors Week!

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded more than $5,000 in grants, to help community organisations bring to life a range of exciting events and activities across the region to celebrate Seniors Week (19 – 27 August 2017).

This adds to an exciting calendar of free events, workshops and programs, that will be on offer to seniors throughout the week at council libraries, galleries, museums and other facilities.
Continue reading Celebrating Seniors Week!

New mainly music group in the The Hills District

A new mainly music group for families with babies and pre-schoolers has started up in the Hills District.

Did you know that music enhances the educational capabilities and development skills of babies and children? A 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute found that childhood musical experiences have the ability to actually accelerate brain development. It’s true. Particularly in the areas of reading skills and the acquisition of language.

But not only that. Music enhances all areas of a child’s development. It provides school readiness skills – like literacy and numeracy. It enhances social skills – especially when children need to negotiate the sharing of toys and play space. It helps the body and mind work together – like when a child is marching. Continue reading New mainly music group in the The Hills District

Mander welcomes safety improvements on South Pine Road

Tim Mander, State Member for Everton would like to advise that work will commence next week on safety improvements at intersection of South Pine Road and Pullen Road, Everton Park.

Initially the work will involve the location of utility services beneath the road and footpath in order to finalise the design for proposed safety works at this location. Continue reading Mander welcomes safety improvements on South Pine Road

Retail First progresses $50 million makeover of Brookside Shopping Centre.

Brookside Shopping Centre has today announced that further works are set to begin as part of a $50 million makeover, with the central cross road of the shopping centre poised to become a revitalised hub and food precinct for shoppers. These works are in conjunction with the opening of Target, Cotton On Mega and Sportsgirl, prior to Christmas this year. Continue reading Retail First progresses $50 million makeover of Brookside Shopping Centre.

Queensland Junior State Cup Wrap Up

Arana Touch is very proud of the seven teams who participated in the 2017 Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay from 6th to 8th July.
Our teams play against some very strong associations who are well established and are made up of players from large regional cities/towns.
Overall we had nine wins and two draws. U14 Boys had four wins and three losses, narrowly missed making quarter final. Continue reading Queensland Junior State Cup Wrap Up

Ferny Grove honour fallen comrade on 10 year anniversary

Commissioner of Police Mr Ian Stewart addressing the Memorial Service.

On Tuesday, July 18, a memorial service was held at the Ferny Grove Police Station to commemorated the 10thanniversary of the tragic loss in the line of duty of Constable Brett Andrew Irwin registered number 4020316 of the Ferny Grove Police Station.

At approximately at 10.50pm on July 18, 2007, Constable Brett Irwin and his shift partner attended a residential address in Keperra to execute an arrest warrant on an adult male who had failed to appear in court. Continue reading Ferny Grove honour fallen comrade on 10 year anniversary

Feel Good Fashion At Ferny Hills

Lee Martin, Owner of
Style Your Way

Fashion stylist Lee Martin has found a way to combine her love of fashion with her desire to support a worthy local cause. ‘Style Your Way’ is an exciting new store recently opened in Ferny Hills.

With a charming, boutique-style feel, the store offers quality pre-loved women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. As a ‘Joining Hands’ ambassador, Lee donates a portion of profits to this local social enterprise that supports homeless and vulnerable youth in Brisbane. Savvy customers are able to get an affordable total look at Style Your Way, and benefit from Lee’s extensive styling experience in-store. Continue reading Feel Good Fashion At Ferny Hills

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