By Gay Liddington Visions of dancing in the romantic city of Paris, in some of the world’s most treasured ballets, is a whimsical dream for most young girls that take that first ballet class. For Forest Glen’s Kadelle Smith, this dream could become a reality. Writer...read more
By Gay Liddington Lou Walsh is a familiar face at Maleny State School (MSS) where she has been teaching for 26 of her 30 year career. There were excited whispers in the community about a popular new War on Waste program. Writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, sat down with...read more
By Gay Liddington Dale Jacobsen was a highly regarded HT feature writer for five years. She gathered the stories of our locals and now, we have the privilege of glimpsing into Dale’s world: one of challenges, adventure, music and inspiration. by Gay Liddington Dale...read more
It is always interesting to learn more about the heritage buildings across the hinterland, whether homes, shops or halls. Writer, Gay Liddington, recently delved into the history of the Maleny Butchery, celebrating an impressive 100 years of operation this month....read more
At 82 years young, Ruth Collett captures vibrant scenes of the Glasshouse Mountains in cross-stitches which are printed locally to make cards and bookmarks. This month she shares her story with writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, on how she came to live overlooking the...read more
Our Hinterland schools are pretty special, and we have been running a monthly article finding out more about the person at the helm. This month it’s Principal Louise Cameron, from the Blackall Range Independent School. How are your family with the move to this area? I...read more
There are some people who, once introduced, cannot be forgotten. Flaxton resident Hamish Borthwick is one such person. With a blend of eloquence, honesty, grit and tenderness, Hamish shared his recent adventures involving the ‘Woodies’, hips...read more
Officially known as Soil & Soul, there is a thriving community garden located near the centre of Palmwoods on the corner of Hill and Churchill Streets. Erik Eilertsen went to meet the visionaries behind this project. By Erik Eilertsen Kay Nixon, with the...read more
Music is a language that crosses cultural divides, it heals body and mind. It is universal. It was about three years ago that people began stopping writer, Gay Liddington, in the street, urging her to write a story about Brian Martin, the...read more
So often we pass the elders of our community on the street, stand behind them at the checkout, sit near them in a coffee shop. We may notice their frailty, clear a corridor on the footpath for electric scooters. But, do you ever wonder, asks writer Gay Liddington, who...read more
Confidence in your ability to swim and save your own life is a necessary skill. HT writer, Angela Reedman-Polinski, recently met with local Maleny pool managers, Brenden and Allison Roser who are focussed on teaching locals how to stay safe in the water. By Angela...read more
The school holidays are coming, and there is always the thought, ‘what to do with the kids?’ over the two weeks. On page 13 we have plenty of outdoorsy ideas, but for those moments of rest, or rainy weather, how about a book? In an age where we hurtle towards more and...read more
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