Forest Lake

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Yoga brings healing to Ellen Grove and Forest Lake community

Guy Hazlewood February 20, 2024 2 min read

Ellen Grove resident Christine Nonn teaches yoga every Monday night at the Uniting Church on Waterford Road, and this year will be conducting yoga sessions at the Forest Lake parklands. The yoga sessions will also include a grief workshop. “Grief comes in many shades,” Christine said. “The loss of a loved one, health, work, house…

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Forest Lake schools hit the pavement with Active School Travel

Guy Hazlewood February 15, 2024 2 min read

Two new Forest Lake schools have joined the Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel Program. This year, St John’s Anglican College in Forest Lake will tackle the curriculum for the first time, while Grand Avenue State School will continue the program. St John’s Anglican College head of junior school, Martin Brownlow, said the program will…

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Forest Lake jeweller returns to Croakers Lagoon

Guy Hazlewood February 14, 2024 2 min read

Forest Lake jeweller and author of Croakers Lagoon, Alastair Bax, is writing the sequel “Return to Croakers Lagoon” after receiving devastating news late last year. Alastair was recently diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukaemia, which can be fatal if not treated. “Croakers Lagoon was sent to the printers in late December, and just after that I…

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Grants open to help sport and community clubs kick goals

Guy Hazlewood February 9, 2024 2 min read

Community groups can apply for a share of $400,000 with the next round of the Better Suburbs Grants, Community Support Category, now open Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said groups could apply for up to $10,000 to deliver new projects and improve their facilities. “Brisbane has an incredible outdoor lifestyle, and our community and sports groups…

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Forest Lake crowned runner up for Brisbane’s greenest thumbs

Guy Hazlewood February 8, 2024 3 min read

Forest Lake has some of the greenest thumbs in Brisbane with the suburb’s residents ordering the second most green bins across Brisbane in 2023. New figures reveal 228 green bins were ordered by Forest Lake residents in 2023, second only to those in The Gap residents who ordered 10 bins more. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner…

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Lions Club of Inala 

The Lake News December 6, 2023 2 min read

The Lions Club of Inala during the October meeting surprised Treasure John with a honouree Lions Club tie, and youngest volunteer Xavier with a Kokoda Youth coin for completing the Kokoda Youth Challenge at the Gold Coast.  John was recognised for co-ordinating the first Lions Club of Inala’s Citizenship Ceremony in the suburb of Inala…

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Australian Celtic Women perform at Forest Lake this Sunday

Jamie Furness December 2, 2023 2 min read

  The Australian Celtic Women will make a special guest performance at the Live Music at the Lake event this Sunday December 3, which starts at 3pm. The show will feature crowd-favourite songs and tunes from various Celtic nations, followed by Christmas carols for the whole audience to enjoy, as well as songs by the…

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Santa letters light up Christmas

Sarah Butwell November 30, 2023 2 min read

Kids in Forest Lake and surrounds can have a personalised letter posted to them by Santa Claus this Christmas by sending their details to his local team of helpers.  The elves at Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Forest Lake are working very hard to help Santa with collecting and mailing letters to well-behaved children in the…

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Fairies move into Forest Lake

Corin Mackay November 30, 2023 3 min read

Forest Lake locals have been graced by the arrival of fairies in the suburb, who are providing friendship and encouragement to their new human friends via the letters left in their tree. 3-year-old Remi Lu oversaw the construction of an enchanted tree, which allows those who find it to speak directly with the resident fairies….

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How Forest Lake Voted in the 2023 Referendum

Jamie Furness October 18, 2023 2 min read

Forest Lake voters narrowly rejected the proposed Constitutional change to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Voice to Parliament, with the Oxley wider electorate returning a resounding “No” vote on the issue. The proposed amendment required both 51% of the popular vote and the majority of votes in all States to pass, and failed…

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