By Gay Liddington Brooke Smith, together with her father Gregg Nowell, currently has paintings on display at the Reflection Gallery, Montville Uniting Church. Brooke’s sister, Haylee Freudigmann, is also involved with framed presentations of some of her writings. The...read more
By Gay LiddingtonHungry? Head to Maleny Lane for something different at Taste of Africa. The people of Africa live with a great sense of community, which is celebrated not only amongst themselves, but also shared through the welcoming of those visiting from outside...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 LiddingtonSunshine Coast Spoken Word (SCSW) was founded by award-winning performance poet and writer, Robin Archbold aka Archie, in 2013, and has been involved in Sunshine Coast festivals and other events ever since. Archie hosts a gathering of poets,...read more
By Gay Liddington Nordic Flux is the resident DJ at the Crystal Waters Chill Sesh and he specialises in chill, down-tempo, worldly beats that makes you feel good. Jory Freyee aka Nordic Flux grew up in Crystal Waters and when he moved back to the area he realised...read more
By Gay LiddingtonYoga in Daily Life is a not-for-profit organisation offering classical authentic yoga to people of all ages and levels of experience. Their centre in Maroochydore has been running since 2003. More recently a new centre has opened in Kureelpa at 1...read more
By Gay LiddingtonThe Mapleton Flea Markets are fast becoming a fixture in the Hinterland market-goer’s calendar, with the final one for the year promising to be another successful event. Local markets make it possible to shop for locally produced, super-fresh goods...read more
By Gay LiddingtonFor almost 40 years patients have been cared for by a team of welcoming professionals at the Mapleton Medical Centre. Opened in 1981 by business partners, Dr Ian Matthews and Dr Danny Cocks, it was sold in 2017 to Prime Medical Group, and has...read more
By Gay LiddingtonProfessional Counsellor, Sue Krucker, will once again be coordinating the It’s in the Bag (IITB) campaign, as the Maleny shero for the Aussie charity Share the Dignity. Are you able to help? “This is when generous people all over Australia fill new or...read more
By Gay Liddington The historic Gympie Railway Station celebrated the First Run Day of the Mary Valley Rattler last month, and now the train is in regular operation for you to climb aboard! Take a journey through the picturesque Mary Valley and experience all the...read more
By Victoria McGuin I visited Le Relais Bressan restaurant and café on a rainy day, so the view to the ocean was shrouded in mist. However, the ambiance from my host, Thierry Clerc, more than made up for the weather. As I sat enjoying a creamy cappuccino and croissant...read more
On the second Saturday of every month you will find a busy band of volunteers in the kitchen of the Montville Village Hall preparing pancakes for the Montville Growers and Makers Market. Every market day the kitchen volunteers look out the kitchen windows to admire...read more
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The colour and creativity at the 2018 Maleny Youth Festival