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Lake Lappers

The Lake Lappers walking group created to nurture fitness and friendship

Jamie Furness March 22, 2023 2 min read

By Jamie Furness A new walking group has formed in Forest Lake for people of all ages and abilities who want to focus on their fitness in a fun, safe and social environment. Forest Lake local Denise Lloyd-Kelly started the free group, named “The Lake Lappers,” to help form community connections centred around health. “It’s…

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What’s Strong With You – What does a healthy community look like?

Jamie Furness March 16, 2023 2 min read

By Paul Jackson – What’s Strong With You? When it comes to addressing the challenges of living together in community, there are many ways to get stuff done. Some will move us toward a healthy, flourishing community and others away from it. I’m not primarily talking about what gets achieved here but how it gets…

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Patrick Perkins – Forest Lake History Part 6

Jamie Furness March 16, 2023 3 min read

Homestead Park in the north of Forest Lake is the site of the earliest settlement in the suburb, and home to Archerfield House; the property included all of Forest Lake and much more.  It was purchased by the Durack family in June 1882 and mined for coal by the Queensland Land and Coal company, however…

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The Durack Family – Forest Lake History Part 4

Jamie Furness March 11, 2023 4 min read

The Durack’s were perhaps the only owners of the Archerfield station to actually live on the property. Michael Durack married Catherine McInnes in Goulburn in 1873. The family lived at Archerfield House from 1882 until 1886, and the contemporary birth notices show that two Durack children were born at Archerfield House, in 1884 and 1885….

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Orange Sky partners with Inala Family Support Centre to assist homeless people.

Jamie Furness March 8, 2023 2 min read

This year the Inala Family Support Centre will be partnering with Orange Sky to provide showers and laundry services for homeless people in Inala and surrounding areas, and they are seeking volunteers to help. “We’re finding there are a lot more homeless people with [the cost of living] going up,” Inala Family Support Centre coordinator…

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Forest Lake celebrates Year of the Rabbit 

Jamie Furness March 8, 2023 1 min read

Forest Lake Shopping Centre celebrated the Year of the Rabbit on Sun Feb 2022. The centre welcomed traditional lion dance performers for their annual Lunar New Year event at 12:00pm. The lion dancers also provided blessings to 12 participating  retailers, concluding the event at Yoshi Sushi with an extra-long blessing and performance. On February 20-21,…

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How to Write a Eulogy

Jamie Furness March 8, 2023 2 min read

A precious soul has entered into eternity. You have been asked to write their eulogy. Below are some pointers by Swanborough Funerals to assist you in telling their life story. Other Ideas: Don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t hesitate to contact Swanborough Funerals on 1800 100 411 if we can be of any assistance…

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Model railway project brings joy and friendship to Aveo residents

Jamie Furness February 6, 2023 2 min read

By Jamie Furness The residents at Aveo Durack have been busy creating a model railway, with an impressive layout featuring multiple train stations, three electric railways, meadows, bridges, animals and much more.  The track system, which spans a total of about 10 square metres, was assembled using commercially available kits along with other materials such…

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What’s Strong With You? – Don’t try to change the World

Jamie Furness February 3, 2023 3 min read

Don’t try to change the world. Have you ever found yourself saying something like, “When’s the government going to do something about…” or, “I wish people would…” or, “Someone really should…”?  Some issues in our community can seem so big that we think only a large institution like a government can do something about them,…

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January 2021 Issue

The Lake News January 4, 2021 1 min read

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