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Family Focus with Mark Mackay – September

Megan Woolley October 5, 2022 2 min read

By Mark Mackay  After a long Winter, Spring has finally sprung! This Winter seemed to be a difficult one for many – the cold weather seemed particularly cold and lasted longer than normal.  Added to that was the ongoing COVID peak, a tough flu season and (of all things!) the threat of monkey flu!  So,…

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The Flair Writers Group…. Short Stories from The Flair Writer’s Group September

Megan Woolley October 5, 2022 3 min read

Short Stories from The Flair Writer’s Group By Tom Jones Tom had a head cold, which was strange because he had a temperature at the same time. Worst of all he couldn’t fully appreciate the aroma of his coffee.  wrirFrom behind him in the library came an alarming noise that sounded somewhat like a washing…

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National Seniors Forest Lake Branch Update

National Seniors Forest Lake Branch Update – September

Megan Woolley October 5, 2022 2 min read

By Peter Dunnell Our Christmas in July celebration at Spicers  Retreat of Hidden Vale just outside of Grandchester was a resounding success with a beautiful lunch and outstanding rural views.  The month of August will see us heading off for a day in Toowoomba, taking in the Carnival of Flowers, visiting the prize winning gardens…

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From the Desk of Charles Strunk - September

From the Desk of Charles Strunk – September

Megan Woolley October 4, 2022 3 min read

Forest Lake Community Festival The family friendly Forest Lake Community Festival is back at the Lake Parklands on Saturday 10th of September. Come and join the community at the beautiful surrounds of the Lake Parklands for an afternoon of celebration, food, music, fireworks and entertainment.  I will be holding a mobile office at the festival…

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Forest Lake Photography Club Update: September

Megan Woolley October 4, 2022 1 min read

By Steven Roberts The Heritage Bank Slideshow Award for July was won by John Blackburn for his striking photo of a Kookaburra. Congratulations John! Every month, club members submit photos for a slideshow and then during the following month they vote for three of their favourites.  As the winner, John will receive an A3+ print…

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Evening View Update September

Evening View Update September

Megan Woolley October 4, 2022 1 min read

VIEW is a national volunteer organisation that provides the opportunity for women to benefit from friendships established through various outings and activities while supporting the learning of disadvantaged students through The Smith Family. In addition to our monthly dinner meeting, we get together regularly for various activities such as morning coffees, lunches, movies and concerts. …

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From the desk of Annastacia Palaszczuck: September

From the desk of Annastacia Palaszczuck: September

Megan Woolley October 3, 2022 4 min read

I understand that the rising cost of living is adding stress to many household budgets in our community, which is why earlier this year I announced a $175 rebate that would be applied on household electricity bills.  This Cost of Living Rebate applied to electricity bills from August 31, however, the exact timing of this…

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50 Plus Club September Update

50 Plus Club September Update

Megan Woolley October 3, 2022 2 min read

The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club’s August outing was a picnic at Scarborough Beach.  On arrival we enjoyed a fabulous morning tea thanks to our ladies and gents who provided a great selection of treats while taking in the wonderful views of the bay.  We were blessed with great weather on the day. Our lunch…

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National Seniors Forest Lake Branch Update

Paul Jackson August 5, 2022 2 min read

We were privileged to listen to Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex OAM at our July meeting. He is a specialist in language, communication, culture and health communication. He has held many distinguished positions in Universities and public communication institutions. His presentation was extremely interesting to our members, covering the origins of many of our uniquely Australian…

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Forest Lake Magpies Club update

The Lake News February 3, 2021 2 min read

Wow, what a year 2020 was, but we all got there in the end. Our season was shorter than usual but there was so much more than usual that had to be done to meet COVID-19 protocol. It was a tough season but we got through it and we are now heading into the 2021…

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