Monthly Archives: November 2013

True survivor June is “Craven for a cure”


Having beaten cancer three times, there’s absolutely no doubt that 88-year-old June Craven is one tough lady. But the Wellington Point local freely admits there’s one Christmas Carol that can quickly reduce her to tears – Mary’s Boy Child. “There’s lots of reasons but after three beautiful girls I was lucky enough to have a  Continue reading…

Celebration of Redlands art


The Redlands annual celebration of its local arts groups, In Focus 2013, kicks off in December at the Cleveland and Capalaba galleries. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event, which coincided with the key exhibition My Island: Textile designs by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), highlighted the Redlands’ status as a vibrant regional cultural centre.  Continue reading…

Diva’s maiden duet


Redland singer-songwriter Breanna Fielding will mark a major career milestone when she takes the stage at the free Christmas by Starlight community concert at Cleveland on December 7. “I’ll be doing my first live duet,” declares the 16-year-old excitedly. “And it will be with Connor Crawford!” Former Sheldon College student Connor headlines a host of  Continue reading…

Kiara’s “gonna be fine”


Country sensation Kiara Rodrigues admits her head is still spinning after the huge success of her debut single on iTunes almost a month ago. Her original track “I’m Gonna Be Fine” peaked at No.5 in the Australian Country charts, at the time out-ranking even international star Taylor Swift. Despite this soaring success, 17-year-old Kiara has  Continue reading…

Dunwich Hall centenary celebrations


Help celebrate the centenary and colourful history of Dunwich’s popular community hall at a special event on Tuesday 10 December. The day, which will kick off at 10am, will feature an exhibition presented by North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, including a talk and historical slideshow on the hall presented by former Queensland Heritage Council member  Continue reading…

Give the Bay a helping hand


Redland City Council is getting on board with Clubs Queensland to help keep Moreton Bay beautiful. Mayor Karen Williams said Council was delighted to support the “Cleaning Up the Bay’’ campaign on 1 December, which targets a massive area from Redland Bay to the southern tip of Bribie Island and across to North Stradbroke and  Continue reading…

Redlands’ natural attraction a winner


The Redlands’ award-winning natural attraction IndigiScapes has added a major State tourism award to its bulging trophy cabinet. The Capalaba environmental centre’s Bush Tucker Experience was honoured for Excellence in Food Tourism at Friday night’s prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the award was yet  Continue reading…

Snapshot – Tuesday 26 November 2013


Free Christmas by Starlight Concert! Saturday 7 December Don’t miss the FREE Christmas by Starlight concert at Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds in Long Street, Cleveland. There’ll be Santa, food stalls, roving performers, an animal farm, displays and activities from 3pm, followed by a children’s concert at 5.30pm. Traditional twilight carols begin at 6pm and end around 8pm with a fireworks finale! For more information and  Continue reading…

There’s no place like home


Connor returns for Christmas by Starlight Connor Crawford is a busy bloke – auditions, auditions, auditions! But doors are opening a lot easier these days for the former Sheldon College student, especially since his starring role as Frankie Valli in the Australian version of the critically acclaimed Jersey Boys. Connor – now living in Melbourne  Continue reading…

Annual report shows Redland City Council is in a strong position


Redland City Council’s strong financial position has been reinforced with the release of its 2012-13 Annual Report. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the annual report showed that 2012-13 was a strong year for Council. “All areas of Council have worked hard to improve our financial position and customer service focus and our 2012-13 Annual  Continue reading…