Monthly Archives: November 2014

Blue signs mark better waterways


If you see a flash of blue popping up on fences around Redlands, it’s literally a good sign…a really good sign. Council’s highly successful Waterways Extension Program has recently launched new signs to promote participating properties. The waterways extension program began in 2009 as a way of Council supporting people who owned properties with creeks,  Continue reading…

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Exhibitions tell water tales 


Water is central to three exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery in February and March 2015. Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s–1980s and Connections to waters of Minjerribah will be on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland while Passage: Pattie Murray and Sandra Pearce will visit Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba. Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s–1980s is a  Continue reading…

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Got a great grant idea?


Council is now accepting round two applications for its Community Grants Program and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). If you have a great idea or project that will benefit the Redlands’ community, now’s the time to share it. Funding is available for arts-based grants as well as organisational support, project support and conservation grants.  Continue reading…

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Naomi’s just crazy about Christmas


Naomi Price admits that she’s already got her “Christmas crazy” on – despite a hectic Wrecking Ball schedule, her tree is fully decorated and traditional carols can be heard throughout her home. “I just love the tradition this time of year, everything about it – the carols, the decorations and buying gifts … it makes  Continue reading…

There’s no place like home for diminutive diva Alexa


Just days out from Santa’s arrival and Cleveland’s Alexa Curtis is deep in thought about “My Grown Up Christmas List”. So what is it about this Kelly Clarkson composition that strikes a chord with this home-grown winner of The Voice Kids 2014, and makes it her personal favourite of the four songs she will perform  Continue reading…

Local police on front line of domestic violence


As the Queensland Police Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator for the Bayside Patrol Group, Sergeant Sharlene McMahon sees all too frequently the impacts of domestic violence. “As Police we often see the worst side of people’s behaviour and the negative impact domestic violence can have on individuals, families and children who experience domestic violence, which  Continue reading…

Beauty of the Redlands hides a dark secret


As a domestic violence counsellor for 23 years, Rosie (surname withheld) has witnessed firsthand the effects domestic violence has on families, effects that can sometimes be confronting and heartbreaking. A DVConnect telephone counsellor for the state-wide support service, Rosie is one of the voices on the other end of the phone offering support and information  Continue reading…

Free tapas and entertainment


If you’re looking for a local spot to celebrate the festive season, look no further than Redland Performing Arts Centre’s (RPAC’s) Tapas Night No.4 on Friday 12 December 2014. Redland City Council’s Community and Cultural Services spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the event, the latest in a successful series of Tapas Fridays, would be a  Continue reading…

Domestic violence robs Lyn of independence


Those who have escaped domestic violence and started a new life know how hard it can be; but for Lyn (surname withheld) the challenge was made even harder by the fact that she had to start afresh in a foreign country. A Filipino national, Lyn married in Australia in 2010 and it wasn’t long before  Continue reading…

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND: Thursday 27 November 4.35pm


Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for DESTRUCTIVE WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES for South East Queensland including Redland City. Read the warning in full: http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20038.html Destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely. Golf ball hail and a 141 km/h wind gust has  Continue reading…