Collage workshop at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Mixed medium workshop at the Regional Gallery on August 13

Happy 86th Birthday, Sean Connery! 10 best movie quotes

HAPPY birthday, Sean Connery! The Scottish actor turns 86 today!

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

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Australia's oldest working scientist told to leave Uni post

DAVID Goodall, 102, can be found most days in his office at Edith Cowan University, where he claims the title of Australia’s oldest working scientist.

Valiants guitar legend and granddad dies midflight

GONE TOO SOON: Keith Barton passed out mid-flight to Manchester and died two days later.

Family's shock as grandad dies mid-flight

Join QCWA for a crafty morning on the Gold Coast

Southport QCWA would like to invite you to a free craft workshop

Ipswich's "Woodstock" approved for 2017

VIDEO: Council approves festival despite residents concerns

EXCLUSIVE: 'Gran Central' $63m retiree resort coming

COMING SOON: A perspective of the retirement living building from the north west corner of the site.

Fancy livin' in a grandma's paradise?

Top 10 creative and recycled gift wrapping ideas

WRAPPING presents can not only be fun, but provides a terrific opportunity to put creative ways of recycling and reducing paper waste into practice.

RECYCLING: Using deodorant bottles for more than odour

Deodorant bottles can be used for a fun with the kids or grandkids

CRAFTY AND CREATIVE: Re-purposing milk bottles

Here's one trick that will save you time and money

DO IT YOURSELF: Tip for making your lipsticks more practical

The simple trick that will minimise and maximise your lip-shades


Here's a few great re-purposing ideas for old CD's

Ten genius uses for epsom salts you've never heard of before

Add a lavender aroma to epsom salts for a bath treat.

The pantry staple that has many life-changing uses

RECYCLING: Worms love to eat the scraps

DIRTY BUSINESS: Earthworms are a sign of healthy soil, but are modern farming practices killing them?

Worm farming is a great way to reduce your household food waste

Countdown to the Sunshine Coast’s big 50th birthday is on

THE launch of a $150,000 grant program has kicked off the start of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast celebrations.

Making of Midnight Oil exclusive to Noosa Regional Gallery

A major exhibition celebrating the ‘power and the passion’

Funding boost for Sunshine Coast community groups

A welcome financial boost from Sunshine Coast Council

Happy Internaut Day: The beginning of the World Wide Web

Today is considered by some to be The Internaut’s Day

Find out why the Majestic Caravan has everyone talking

Proud history in the caravan industry, offering reliability, luxury

Home library delivery provides valuable community service

Home library service delivers books directly to the borrowers home

20 tips for towing a caravan safely

Towing a caravan/trailer is not difficult if you follow the tips

Bringing rain, snow and kids’ bright ideas to Brisbane

SOME of the wildest weather in Brisbane this year didn’t dampen the results for Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) 2016 Out of the Box festival.

Powerhouse modern Jazz duo perform in Queensland debut

America’s Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau's Queensland debut

Kim Cattrall turns 60: Her advice on ageing gracefully

Kim Cattrall.

Sex and the City will go down in history, show changed everything

Housing costs force age pensioners into poverty

Queensland couples who rely on pension have greater poverty risk

LETTER: Help us celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day

This Friday August 26 marks the 30th Anniversary of Daffodil Day

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Toowoomba Clivia Show held during the Carnival of Flowers

CILVIA show donations to the 2016 Wishing Well during the Carnival of Flowers will be awarded to St Andrew’s Toowoomba Oncology Unit.

TRC backing Qld Road Safety Week awareness programs

Toowoomba Regional Council supports Queensland Road Safety Week

New BreastScreen premises officially opened in Toowoomba

BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service open

JB’s Cabaret back in Toowoomba due to popular demand

JB’s Cabaret: The Wonder Years returns to town

Three Toowoomba JP's awarded for contribution

Justices’ of the Peace awarded with a Commemorative Certificate

Lady Mary Teviot returns to Australia this month on tour

Family history holds constant surprises for prominent authorities

Help is at hand for common health complaint

Despite one in four Australians over the age of 15 being affected

Join QCWA for a crafty morning on the Gold Coast

SOUTHPORT QCWA would like to invite you to a free craft workshop morning for those who would like to learn or brush-up on their skills.

Rick Springfield turns 67 today: his stance on facelifts

“JESSIE’S Girl” is a party anthem that withstood the test of time

The third hungaro-festival on the Gold Coast

Gypsy Band, many other top singers & performers will entertain you

Springtime for the Tamborine Mountain garden festival

Springtime on the Mountain open gardens festival

Retiree accommodation and aged care options explained

Different stages of retirement require different accommodation

Volunteering: Rewarding way to make difference in community

VOLUNTEERING is a rewarding way to make a difference in your local community - and in your own life.

It's good, old-fashioned fun at Apple Tree Creek Markets

YOU'LL LOVE IT: Apple Tree Creek Markets have something for everyone.

Some old-fashioned fun and games at the Apple Tree Creek Markets

Leaving a greener legacy for future generations

Patron of Wildlife Queensland's Hervey Bay Branch, Joan Coutts, has been honoured with a  plaque and tree, planted in ESA Park, Point Vernon.  
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Environmental activist Joan Coutts has left a legacy

Mansong are ready to rock the Wide Bay

Mansong are taking the Fraser Coast by storm

The Friendlies Foundation donate $20k to Day Oncology Unit

A $20,000 donation for the expansion of the Day Oncology Unit

100-years-young, Hazel's long-life dietary secrets

EATING HEARTY: Hazel Green, 100, recommends eating good old fashioned meat and veg, except for the vege, but with plenty of extra milk and sugar.

Hazel Green turned 100 and this week passed on her secret

Protecting well-being of older residents in Maryborough

Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Making your own way to the shops can be daunting for some...

LETTER: U3A courses are a real bargain

RETIREMENT in 1989 at age 55 seemed like a good idea - and it was.

Inside: ceramic vases and wallpaper designs

A gorgeous installation of vases and wallpaper designs

Locals asked for input on Alstonville's future

TOP TOWN: Alstonville's Esma Johnston, Norma Gray and Dorothy Crawford share memories at Crawford House Museum while George Hobbs shows off his 1954 FJ Holden. INSET: Lois Hennes airs her views about the town.

Calling on Alstonville locals to have their say on the town's future

Garage sale on in Tweed Heads Saturday, September 17

A Garage Sale is being held at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church

Sustainable ideas underpin these alternative homes

Open the door to sustainable living by touring Australia

Tumbulgum residents prepare for town's 150th birthday

DEEP ROOTS: Tumbulgum residents plant 280 plants at Bluey Hill Park.

Tumbulgum s a small village with big ambitions

Huge boost to Ballina Cup prize money

FIELD FASHION: Pricilla Dollery and Regan Vidler at the 2015 Ballina Cup.

A boost to Ballina's major horseracing event of the year

Still life Masterclass at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

ARTIST Dean Home will be providing a unique insight into the techniques he uses to create his celebrated, luminous still life paintings.

Where’s your nearest Palm Lake Resort?

Here’s a list of all Palm Lake Resorts to help you on your way!

Tapping into NDIS funds to help grow business

Disability services will recieve funding

Life of Brian dedicated to funny gags as cartoonist

SERIOUS FUN: Brian Cottle at work in the Bunker cataloguing cartoons.

If ever he needs cheering up, Brian Cottle just has to look up

Tips for using free caravan stops in Australia

The caravan worth $69,990 which you win by entering this competition.

Free camps may vary from gravel roadside stops to beside a river

Rugs made with love to warm up those in need

YARN DAYS: Shirley Rose and Margaret Hivon conjure up colourful squares for Wrap with Love.

Coffs Harbour Quilters and Needlecraft weekly meet

Self-funded retirees bear brunt of rock-bottom interest rates

Self-funded retirees are bearing the brunt of interest rates

Wear it Purple Day at the Hub Erina to celebrate diversity

DON'T forget to wear purple to The Hub Erina this Friday night when Central Coast Council, the NSW Police Force’s Brisbane Waters Local Area Command.

$200m NSW wind farm to meet renewable energy target

The NSW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm to be built near Goulburn

Valiant Safari exhibition at Gosford Regional Art Gallery

Valiant Safari features a series of paintings by Graham Cheney

Beatles No 1’s 1963-1970 performed at Laycock theatre

National tour with the Australian Symphony Orchestra

Hall sale at Narara funds new precinct park

Play equipment and scupltures are now ready for local families

Woy Woy Underpass reopens after emergency repair works

Six months into construction: The view from the underpass looking up towards Stewart Avenue.

Underpass for vehicles reopened this month following roadworks

Central Coast to benefit from new multi-purpose courts

$300,000 investment in new multi-purpose courts

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

WOOLWORTHS has posted a loss of $1.23 billion following its Masters hardware store failures and a downturn in sales at Big W.

Valiants guitar legend and granddad dies midflight

GONE TOO SOON: Keith Barton passed out mid-flight to Manchester and died two days later.

Family's shock as grandad dies mid-flight

Thorsome: Anthony Hopkins in Brisbane

Sir Anthony Hopkins talks with Tom Hiddleston on the set of Thor: Raganok. Photo:  Jess Moller-Nielsen

Premier calls for extra tax relief for big movie makers in Qld

The rains are here! Downpours to wash away monthly totals

Heavy rains predicted tomorrow and Wednesday

The Block wins first round of ratings battle with Survivor

Shelley Craft and Scott Cam pictured on the rooftop of The Block in Port Melbourne.

RENOVATION still rules as viewers stick with an old favourite.

LETTER: The man who took 60 years to find himself

I WAS a Brisbane boy growing up in Jay Street Red Hill and attended the Kelvin Grove State School.

LETTER: Thoughts on reaching 75-years-young

IS THE age of 75 years three quarter time, or close to full time?

READER'S VIEW: Australia Post a waste of time and money

CHANGING TIMES: Changes to Australia Post prices and delivery service take effect today.

It took 12 days for a letter to come from Sydney to Rocky

LETTER: 1 in 6 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

Gloria Newell talks about her experience with cancer picked up after a breast screen.

One in six will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

COMMENT: A dying wish like no other

PONDER: Dying is no bed of roses so why don't we do more about improving the quality of the way it happens.

Dying is inevitable, but something we don't like to talk about

Meating the challenge: 30 days of veganism done and dusted

I found a yummy lentil patty that tasted great on a burger

Cutting out eggs was a tough one for me

Gardening: Not many flowers say Aussie like the kangaroo paw

The drought tolerant kangaroo paw.

The curiously shaped kangaroo paw is a world favourite