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Bring Your Own
Melina Scarfo, June 15th, 2017

Bring Your Own

In Australia it’s estimated we use one billion disposable coffee cups each year. Most end up in land fill because of the thin plastic lining preventing them from being recycled. But the Responsible Cafes movement is working to reduce this waste by nurturing a culture of reuse. When coffee drinkers bring their reusable cup to participating cafes, they are offered a 50 cent to one dollar discount. Since the airing of ABC’s War On Waste – a three... Read Article

Fun & Mayhem
Melina Scarfo, June 08th, 2017

Fun & Mayhem

Tales of love and loss weave their way through The Heggarties’ debut album, but it has been a long wait for fans. The Hills alt-country band first formed in 2009, playing cover songs by bands such as Bryan Adams and The Decemberists. Now a six-piece, The Heggarties will launch their self-titled album at their ‘spiritual home’ the Grace Emily Hotel on Saturday, June 17. Vocalist and guitarist Paul Heggart hopes the album captures the band’s live sound and sense of... Read Article

Shaggy Show
Tom Staggard, June 01st, 2017

Shaggy Show

With community members gearing themselves for another cold winter, one of the most cold tolerant land mammals on Earth is ready to tackle the cool Hills climate as part of a celebration of all things Scottish. Famous for their long haired coats and large curved horns, Highland cattle are more commonly found in areas known for cold wintry conditions such as Canada, Norway and of course their native home, the Scottish Highlands. Despite being associated with these climates, the... Read Article

Teen angst: there are resources available to parents
Lucy Robinson, May 25th, 2017

Teen angst: there are resources available to parents

Every generation faces its challenges but social media, cyber-bullying and smartphone addiction are some the parents of today’s teenagers probably never had to navigate. Cornerstone College has added a new resource for parents seeking to better understand what might be going on in their teenage children’s lives, partnering with the multimedia platform SchoolTV. Free monthly editions - that are emailed to parents - cover topics like cyber safety, underage drinking and sexting, equipping parents with fact sheets, video... Read Article

Acoustic fun: Cafe is 'university' for novice performers
Lucy Robinson, May 18th, 2017

Acoustic fun: Cafe is 'university' for novice performers

Around 5pm on the first Sunday of each month, excitement starts to build in a Balhannah cafe. As patrons gather for dinner, a member of the audience will step up to the mic. They could be 13 or 70, singing folk or pop, and playing almost any instrument. Whether they’re a seasoned performer or it’s their first public appearance, they’ve got an open-minded audience’s attention and fifteen minutes to shine. This was the vision of Lobethal resident Bob Molloy when... Read Article

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