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Overlooking the Obi Obi River. Variteis of vegetarian and gluten free option available. Choose from healthy breakfast options, gf and refined sugar free cakes, wholesome snacks and raw treats.

Locally roasted vintage coffee and a variety of beverages on offer. Relax in the peaceful setting over looking the Obi Obi creek or grab something on the run. Cooking Classes available Saturdays. Be inspired with a choice of Italian,French or Thai. Christmas Celebrations 1 - 24 December Complimentary beverage with every 3 course Set Menu purchased. Dietary requirements catered for, no fuss. All food available all day. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days. Dine in or takeaway.

Drop into Mapleton for delicious Fish and Chips. Lunch and Dinner, BYO, dine in or take away. Quality handmade Chocolates and Patisseries, great Coffee and one of the best views around. Celebration cakes made to order. Bridal and Baby Showers a must. Savour our delicious modern cuisine on the deck overlooking stunning views. Whether you choose a relaxed breakfast, al fresco lunch on the terrace, a High Tea on the veranda or dine within our restaurant we can ensure you quality throughout, freshly prepared by our team of experienced chefs.

Great food at pub prices. Dine in our ambient restaurant or enjoy your meal in the beautifully landscaped beer garden. Live music Fri night, Sat and Sun pm. Enjoy breakfast on the deck, lazy lunches, great coffee and homemade cakes on Secrets Deck with stunning views over Lake Baroon. Groups welcome - Why not spoil yourself and book for a gorgeous High Tea.

Relax and enjoy our home-baked delights. A treasure trove of Antiques, Giftwares, Boutique wines and Gourmet foods. French Dinning at its best. A la carte lunch and dinner, french wine and beer on tap. Mad about old style cooking and fresh new flavours. All day breakfast, lunch and kids menu. Cakes and other treats all baked on site daily. Home of Country music, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month.

Dining areas inside or outside, kids play area. Come in and try the famous Beerwah chicken parmigiana. The chicken breasts are from Mountain View Poultry in Beerburrum. After a light crumb and. Oven baked - not deep fried - until golden brown. That is why it tastes so good - try it for yourself! Palmwoods Hotel is a family owned Hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, legendary steaks and quality entertainment.

Check out our monthly Entertainment. Perfect for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, functions or even weddings. Bryan Kelly with a tray of award-winning sausage rolls fresh from the oven and Mayfield's beautiful view.

The chicken, mushroom and cheese sausage roll and the lamb and feta both took the gold, with the beef and vegetable winning silver. All three look generous, and delicious, with a new creamy cauliflower and cheese option for vegetarians.

Main Street, Montville, is boasting the wonderful unique banners showcasing designs from our budding little artists at Montville State School. Our Lucky Shopper competition is in full swing with lots of local businesses participating. Make sure you come early with your Christmas list. Look for the colourful posters in Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton when you are out and about Christmas shopping.

The second draw, with thousands of dollars of vouchers to give away, will take place during the Carols on the Green, December Businesses have been donating vouchers, which include giftware, artisan goods, boutique items, menswear, shoes, dining options, sweet temptations, photography courses, wine, homewares, landscaping and accommodation.

The joy of Christmas will also live on into the New Year in Montville, where you will find plenty of businesses open from Boxing Day! From December 26, a local business will be featured each day in a social media competition and you could be a winner.

Promoted on Sea Fm, Facebook and Instagram, each participating business will have something special to share on one of the 12 days.

Make your shopping trips festive and fun by visiting our unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Stop for a coffee and treats to relish. Experience the joy of Montville today. Now living on the north side of Brisbane these refugee families have all recently come to live in Australia after fleeing their homelands of Syria and Iraq. Following this moving and powerful welcome, local youth marimba band, Mumbo Jumbo, struck up their joyful, upbeat melodies.

In the final moments of the visit, gifts of prayer flags that had been made by the Maleny community, and local native plants were presented to each family. The team would like to acknowledge and thank all involved for their generosity, compassion and support to the team, the refugees and people seeking asylum.

Maleny Precinct, Great Walks, waterfalls, a fig tree walk, historical trails Cool off in a council pool, or take a dip in a creek or waterhole. Visit our museums, take a tour and learn about our indigenous history and early settlers. Here are some ideas to keep the whole family occupied. Fun and free kid's activities Christmas Storytime - Join in Christmas stories, songs and craft.

Activity suitable for all ages. Beerwah December 13 and January 3, Create Station - Join the Summer Reading Club and use piles of craft materials to create what you like. Maleny December 13, 9. Build Station - Imagine and create your own loyal sidekick or super villain. Kenilworth January 4, Activity Day - Drop in and do activity sheets and puzzles.

Maleny December 21, all day. From the 10 - 24 of December, Santa will be roaming the Zoo to check his list and you can take a photo with him in the wildlife studio at 11am.

Kick off the school holidays by exploring the Zoo as your favourite animal, with free face painting from 9amam from 10 - 24 December.

Then catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action in the world famous Crocoseum at 12pm for their Wildlife Warriors show.

Pony rides will run daily from 10 - 31 December so make sure you stop by Bindi's Pony Trails to saddle up and take their ponies for a ride. Call to find out more and note that libraries are closed: December 25, 26, 27, and January 2. Adrenaline action Feel The Noise The Queensland Air Museum presents its collection of historic operational aircraft engines in a special display of aviation horsepower on January 7. Adam and Samson Leggo cool down at the Maleny pool! Engine Run Times are 11am, Sausage sizzle all day and drinks available.

Take a ride in a WW2 Jeep and view the other plus aviation displays. Loads of family fun! Go karting on the largest commercial go karting track in Australia. Nothing's quite like the real thing, so take a look and get prepped to unleash the adrenaline! You'll find them at Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough. Adults - you can have some fun too - escape the summer heat and race under lights every Friday and Saturday night at the Big Kart Track!

Kids track closed after 5pm. The Rotary Club of Maleny raises funds to be able to give back, in support of local and international community projects. Enquiries and application forms can be obtained from secretary. The closing date is January 29, and those approved for funding will be notified by the end of February. Have you noticed the 60km speed limit all the way from Mapleton to Montville?

Previously, the road between Montville and Maleny varied between 70km to 90km with a short section at 60km near the Maleny Cheese Factory turnoff. QLD Transport and Main Roads representatives visited a recent Montville Commerce meeting, and said the technical assessment for the decision considers function - that this road is some business, but mainly residential; traffic volume and prevailing speed; road characteristics and crash history - they cited 15 over five years, Members of Montville Commerce stated that "this is not a residential street, this is a thoroughfare".

They were concerned that people were driving down the range instead of to Maleny; that the frustration was likely to cause accidents instead of preventing them and that: Over residents and business owners submitted their responses to the Montville Commerce survey. Results are being finalised and Queensland Transport and Main Roads officers will consider issues early in December. The winner is to be announced soon. TS Centaur is keen to hear from the youth of Maleny interested in joining or adults interested in helping in a staff or volunteer capacity.

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Led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and other state and public libraries, the Australian Summer Reading Club is an annual program that aims to encourage a continued love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development among children and young people during the summer holidays. To join the Summer Reading Club fun, children simply need to read five items of their choice over the summer holidays — this includes books, magazines, comics and ebooks.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said last year more than 41, children and young people across Australia participated in the Summer Reading Club reading more than , books.

There will also be mystery prizes and other incentives along the way with winners to be notified at the end of January It is easy to enter - just register in person at any Sunshine Coast Library or Mobile Library, or complete the online registration form at https: We now have more than 29 strategically positioned pick-up points and the number keeps climbing, with more and more businesses across the hinterland joining the HT team.

Rosetta Books recommends these bestselling books with heroes and villains, perfect for Summer Reading Club or under the Christmas Tree!

It is where children play, friends meet and people gather to catch the bus. This park was dedicated by all the children of the late A. Cooke as a tribute to the memory of their parents. Granddaughter Margaret Thompson nee Cooke , resident of Witta shared her memories and family history.

Later, it was converted to a guest house and is now known as Maleny Lodge. He had gout and was terrified of bumping it. Around Alfred Cooke became the licensee of Maleny Hotel. He also built the cattle saleyards which were. Descendants of the Cookes, Margaret Thompson and grandchildren. Chris, Keeley and Kael. Seanna and Shauna Image by Steve Swayne.

After the esteemed A. K Cooke died in the family donated a block of land in Maple Street to the community. A park was created in honour of their parents. This included work on the Cooke Park frontage adding to the charm of the playground. Next time you visit Cooke Park, or sit in the bus shelter out front or take photos of the glorious flame tree, spare a thought for those who have gone before. Cooke and his family, whose commitment to the growth of a township helped raise up Maleny to be the enchanting hinterland town that we love.

Join garden writer and photographer, Kim Woods Rabbidge, on a Japanese discovery tour where beautiful landscapes abound.

Travel and live in comfort in this must -see country. To download a more detailed itinerary, please visit our website www. We look forward to seeing you soon. Artistic talent can be seen virtually everywhere you look. To help you on your journey of artistic discovery, the hinterland has its own Gallery Trail.

Enjoy contemporary art, antiques, photography, sculpture, glass art, quilting, papermaking, jewellery, Aboriginal art, pottery, wood craft, watercolours and oils There is something for everyone, whatever your taste or budget. If you would like to see pieces by nationally and internationally recognised artists, whilst also savouring the work of local talented artists, this could be the perfect answer. It has been said that the hinterland is the Soul of the Sunshine Coast - once you take the Gallery Trail, you will probably agree.

Artique Montville showcases a variety of talented artists, intriguing Art and Artefacts. The gallery also features certified Argyle diamonds, creative designs and beautiful art. Showcasing fine artworks by Local Artists based in Maleny, in a welcoming, non threatening creative inspiring environment. Gallery manager, Lisa Powell ensures there is a constantly changing exhibition of paintings and sculpture by established and emerging Australian artists, many of whom live and work in South East Queensland.

Celebrating a strong 14 years in business, we specialise in highquality handcrafted jewellery. Offering a full range of jewellery services including redesign, repair and valuation. View our large range of handmade individual pieces and receive the service you should. Personally selected local artists and artisans exhibit in a unique art space which is a work of art in itself.

You will love this iconic c. Also, unusual handmade gifts, jewellery, art, prints and tasteful home decor items. And, an in-house picture framing service provided by experienced professionals. Situated in the hinterland town of montville, this long established business has a great range of antique china, glassware, silver and collectables to suit all tastes.

We also have a large range of antique, estate, and second hand quality jewellery. The gallery displays an array of fine art by leading and emerging artists from the region and throughout Australia.

Paintings and drawings are complemented by exquisite porcelain, hand-blown glass, bronze sculpture, ceramics and unique leather mask sculptures. We are the specialists to ensure your antiques or rare furniture are kept in top condition. The range will include doona covers, aprons, cushions, placemats, dinner sets and handbags. Brydie is currently designing a set of melamine plates, bowls and mugs for young children. The bush setting is beautiful and inspiring. There is an abundance of flora and fauna I am really looking forward to painting.

It will be wonderful living on acres away from the noise and distractions of suburbia. Please note we close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day only. Dr Lynette Finch wrote a biography on his explorations, Fixing Antarctica - Mapping the Frozen South, with a striking front cover of Syd looking into the distance surrounded by frozen tundra.

The image is actually a photorealistic painting in oils by self-taught Australian artist, Tom Macbeth. A great guy who I'm pleased to be able to call a friend. Deserves more recognition as one of Australia's greatest explorers. A pleasant way to spend a few hours. The Obi Art Prize releases a new theme each year. Artists for this next submission round must focus their work on the theme of Respect. There are four social areas for artists to focus upon: Indigenous healing, LGBT issues, domestic violence and refugees.

Artists, universities, colleges, community centres, and social groups working with artists or working around these issues, are invited to submit work in our efforts to engage and inspire the community, and effect social change. The Obi Art Prize calls on artists across the country to submit a current artwork that positively reflects the theme of Respect in one of the four social areas.

Submissions will close on March 31, with the first selections announced in June Guest artists and judges are part of the weekend exhibition: The Art Prize is an initiative inspired by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, and is used to fund community projects for the Centre.

The Queensland Defamation Act of applies to defamatory information published on or after 1 January For a message to be defamatory it must be communicated in some way and the Act has defined such methods of communicating as:. There are several distinct defences to an action for defamation which are all noted in the Act and some of these are: It is also worth noting that an apology made to an aggrieved person will not constitute an admission of fault or liability. Plus rick tells of another incentive, "it's first in, best dressed - those who book first have their choice of location for their stall.

Give the joy of reading this Christmas atmosphere at the maleny showgrounds. Montville Emergency Response montville commerce is encouraging local traders and residents to consider gaining or updating their first aid and cPr training.

January , 16, 17 or For further information about accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast hinterland visit www. Which brings us to the backpacker tax, apparently orchestrated by the keystone kops. When the government woke up after the budget, the nats in particular finally realised that the tax rate of Just like the other residents in fantasyland — the happiest kingdom of them all. The views expressed in Mungo's column are his and not necessarily the views of the HT team.

Plus there are buskers from 6pm — 9pm: Witness a night of authentic flamenco soul as you are transported to sevilla, spain to enjoy the atmosphere of a city come alive at fiesta time. Kendall and Miss Brydie soon to be residents of mapleton, kendall Perkins and brydie Perkinsbrakels will be features artists for both december and January at montville art Gallery.

Mason Rack at Palmwoods Gold coast power trio the mason rack band are one of the hardest working blues and roots bands in australia, having carved quite the niche for themselves in australian musical folklore with consistent touring for many years. Beerwah Hotel presents NeillyRich neillyrich are an exciting country music duo from sydney, australia, who bring a youthful and energetic style through their brand of music.

Get into the christmas spirit and enjoy singing festive carols with cello dreaming students and a community christmas carols orchestra pm, december 9 at eudlo hall in rosebed street.

O, Christmas Tree the first tree is up at the maleny christmas tree festival! Places like war-torn syria come to mind.

What's in the Spotlight Celebrate the festive season Celebrate the festive season with the fun, familyfriendly events and activities taking place across the region.

School holiday activities Creepy crawlies meet craft and creativity this summer at 'Art Bugs', a school holiday program for parents and kids exploring the world of insects and mini-beasts. Visit Council's website for details and to book.

Biodiversity Report If you have ever wondered exactly what biodiversity assets the Sunshine Coast houses visit Counci's website and check out the Biodiversity Report. It provides a snapshot in time of the range of flora, fauna and ecosystems that make our region one of the most biodiverse in South East Queensland.

It commemorates 50 years since the Sunshine Coast was named and bursts with 60s and 70s lifestyle and landscapes photos. Visit Council's website to find out about the latest Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program purchase on Crosby Hill Rd, Buderim and the other 3, hectares of protected land in our conservation estate.

Do you have a great idea or invention? New gallery hours Great news for art lovers, Caloundra Regional Gallery is now open longer. The new gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am until 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am until 2pm so you can enjoy the wonderful array of exhibitions on display and programs to participate in. The Plan aims to expand existing pathways into 73km of continuous shared coastal pathway.

Submissions close Dec Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 8 December, Nambour 07 mail sunshinecoast. Water is something that connects us all, particularly in a catchment, whether it be creeks, rivers, lakes, dams or groundwater. We rarely water after planting. Provided the water dishes are kept full, the birds are still around and enjoying any nectar laden flowers or available fruit.

Xerophytic plants, those naturally adapted to grow under dry conditions, are surviving quite well, and even growing. We just may have to alter the species mix. The use of the appropriate fertiliser at the right time and correct rate of application is most important for optimal results.

Phosphorus aids in flower buds, fruit and root development and potassium builds. Plants that grow fast and vigorous such lawns in summer require a fertiliser with more nitrogen than the other two elements.

After 8 years as Principal of Mapleton State School and with over 40 years of service with the Department, Dr Jennifer Clarke is retiring and Jayden Deal and Cameron Hastie enjoy their cupcake at the student celebration morning tea. The evening will end with a bang with a fireworks spectacular at 7.

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Australian Credit Licence Number N A four-year-old girl stepped on board a passenger carriage in Mapleton and took the ride of her life off the edge of the Blackall Range. The passenger carriage had waist-high wooden walls and a row of seats down each side, a galvanised iron roof, and canvas blinds ready to roll down if it rained.

In parts, the track was so steep every carriage brake had to be screwed down in an attempt to slow the descent. There was a switchback that only such a little engine as a Shay could have negotiated. But, oh the view! When they weren't driving through cathedral-like forests they could see right to the coast and. It took two hours to travel the 18 kilometres to Nambour. She still talked about that ride at the age of She was my mother. Originally, cane trucks were pulled by horses, then in the mill purchased the first of its steam locomotives, Moreton, to work the lines.

With promise of good cane harvests, the line was extended to Dulong in , however the Moreton could not negotiate the tight curves of the steep climb up Highworth Range. In the mill purchased the first Shay-geared steam locomotive, the Dulong, designed specifically with flexible joints in the drive shafts to enable the bogies to swing through the tight curves, stopping the loco from jumping off the tracks.

The Shay loco restored and on display at the Nambour Museum the geared drive of Shay locomotives gave them the ability to climb steep grades. As it turned out, growing cane was not viable on the range, but with the track in place, the mill decided to capitalise on the infrastructure and began carrying goods and passengers down to Nambour, particularly during the slack season.

The people of Mapleton could see the potential of extending the line to their village atop the Blackall Range and successfully lobbied the Maroochy Shire Council to purchase the line from the mill. In a second Shay, the Mapleton, purchased by the shire council, began scheduled services. This is the tram that my mother remembered throughout her life. The Mapleton was stabled overnight in a shed across the road from the village hall; the Dulong was stabled in Nambour.

With no turntables at either end of the line, both locos faced towards Mapleton, meaning they slipped down the ranges in reverse, relying on gravity and screw-operated handbrakes.

During crushing, the Dulong set off from Nambour at five each morning except Sunday , leaving empty cane trucks at farms on its way up to Mapleton. When the Dulong arrived, the Mapleton set off down the line carrying passengers, livestock, cream, sawn timber and logs. Dulong followed, collecting loaded cane trucks on the way to arrive at the mill by Mapleton climbed back up the range in the afternoon loaded with mail, newspapers and supplies for Mapleton.

This relay continued for 29 years until when improved roads and trucks proved too great a competition for the tramline, and the council sold the rolling stock and line back to the mill. The Shay locos play but a minor role in the story of the Moreton Mill. Although the mill closed in , its legacy lives on. And the township of Nambour is leading a push to once again run a tram service through its centre as a tourist attraction.

Of course, I was curious about the fate of the two Shay locos that my mother had spoken of all my life. It turned out that, in , the mill took the best parts of the Dulong and Mapleton to create one engine that they named the Shay. It was retired by the mill in where it remained on display for some years before being taken to the Ipswich Railway Workshops for storage. This unique little engine came to its final resting place at the Nambour Museum in Mitchell Street in , where a dedicated band of volunteers worked for hours faithfully restoring the Shay.

It is nice to know that some of my contribution to the Heritage Levy has gone to preserve a part of my family story. Recently reopened by a family from Cambodia it has become very successful, packed on a weekend and you an even pick your own! Workers in the field propelled their picking trollies along lanes of strawberries. Mount Tibrogargan stood behind us like a guardian. Yean Jimmy Lay was worlds apart from his beginnings in Cambodia.

Jimmy was born in It was only four years later that the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot became the ruling party in Cambodia. It was a time of hardship, widespread famine and ultimately genocide. My mum left first to try and get us a better place - I was with my dad, grandma and grandpa at that time.

It was under the control of the United Nations but run by the Thai Government. We stayed there for about six years and lived in a shanty. You had to build the house yourself, bamboo with a coconut leaf roof. We grew vegetables and then we bartered for some things like fish and fruit. Families also had an ID card to access food once a month. Villawood Detention Centre became their first home in the land of sunshine and kangaroos.

The teenage Jimmy was most thankful for this placement. I was so happy…plenty of food to eat. They had steak and lamb chop and roast pork. Never seen anything like that before! I had so much fun to eat food…for three months! The family settled in Sydney for a time and then moved to Queensland drawn by the warmer climate.

Me and mum bought a block of land. I was farming small crop like snow peas, beans, tomatoes and herbs and selling them at the West End markets. You can overcome that and become something. My boss moved up here to Glasshouse. Ten minutes drive to the beach and ten minutes drive to the bush! I take my kids to the beach. In spite of all the life changes he continued to sell at West End markets, an endeavour sustained for twenty years.

Thidoeun runs the shop while Jimmy looks after the farm. It took about five months working up to twenty hours a day, seven days a week to grow our farm. I wanted to make this place for people to come here and to pick their own fresh vegetable. His aim is to grow at least fifty per cent of the produce he sells at the market.

See how things grow. An advocate of nature conscious farming, Jimmy educated me about the daily cycle of bees whilst giving me a tour of the farm. He carried a box which was gradually filled with randomly picked vegetables. Mine for the taking! It was topped with handfuls of yellow cherry tomatoes and plump strawberries which were offered for a taste test.

The sweet scent of strawberry reached me before the fruit touched my lips. As we walked, Jimmy reiterated his desire to educate children and for people to come and pick their own vegetables. Early awareness of a health condition and how to manage it can, for some, lead to a long life lived to the full. This certainly seems to be the case for Kenneth, where art, heart and nudity all play a part in his creative story.

Following a playground accident, I suffered a stroke and a heart attack. My schooling was terminated fifteen months before completing primary school. Art was already becoming an important part of my life. His next job was working in a factory producing fancy plywood veneers. When the factory closed, Ken worked for James Hardie for five years.

It was not until that he began painting full time. He is completely self taught and has always used his spare time painting to satisfy his ambition to create beauty with his brushes and paints. He is a nature lover, with a passion for the Australian landscape and coastline which he captures on canvas in minute detail. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to render the interplay of light and shade in his paintings. Ken lives on the crest of the Conondale Range near Maleny, an area that has featured in many of his paintings.

He has travelled extensively around Australia photographing material for future paintings. Photography and painting have progressed side by side throughout his artistic career and he has won numerous prizes in both mediums. He has been a member of the Aspley Art Group Inc. No story about Ken would be complete without mentioning that Ken is a dedicated nudist. His determination not to pay the fine resulted in a threeyear battle with costs running into thousands of dollars and a great deal of unwanted publicity for Ken.

I have a large, very private property so no one can see me. I have a son and a daughter and five grandchildren. Eighty Five Years Young supplies, their quality, rate of flow and direction of flow.

Following a serious bout of ill health, Ken retired in , but different medication gave him a new lease of life. He has never had a cup of coffee or an alcoholic drink. Ken now paints when he feels like painting. He has no plans for retirement and still receives a great deal of pleasure teaching oil painting.

If you would like to meet Kenneth Wenzel and view his latest collection of paintings, he will be at The Montville Art Gallery from 11am until 2pm, on Sunday, October 18 and his paintings will be featured there for the entire month of October. P Phone hone fo ffor or yyour our no-obliga ligattion co nsultation no-obligation consultation wi th Rebecca Rebecca with. Just trying to survive in my front yard.

And the battle to reach this point was certainly a story worth hearing, as Victoria McGuin found out. Out strode Katy Fraser, with her signature baseball cap and grin, and reminded us that she could make whatever we wanted. Just hopped on a bus to Sydney by myself; then later Canberra, and finally Townsville where I worked as a Conference Sales Manager for a major hotel chain.

I wanted him to realise that he still had a life to live and he could do it. Katy was cleaning gutters at home and she slipped off the roof.

Miraculously, Katy survived, waking up a week later and going home within three months. So I set up a shed, and started making pallet stuff.

I remember ringing Marilyn, and we ran through the pros and cons. This will become an arty hub. Do I do orders or stock the floor? We need paint suppliers who can give us decent cheap paint. We need wood, nails, old pallets, anything that people can spare. And she would love to hear from creative people who might be interested in using one of the eight shops.

It seems the future will be busy and bright for this historical building by the railway tracks. It has potential, it has passionate people restoring it, and now it has pallets. For 25 years, the Maleny Toastmasters Club has been helping individuals overcome shyness, build self-esteem and gain the confidence to speak out and speak up.

We sent Gay Liddington along to a meeting to find out more about this dynamic group. Toastmasters came to the Blackall Range in bringing confident speaking skills and speech-craft courses to the community.

Margie and Bill Richter are known as the seniors of the club. Margie told of what led her to join the club seventeen years ago. I was absolutely terrified! Someone suggested I join Toastmasters and have been here ever since. I think that came from growing up with three older siblings who always spoke for me. Toastmasters invite you to a meeting: The warm-up talk communicate at such a noted event.

The activity was described as warming up from the inside. And it was fun! I needed to get over that. Interested persons may contact Dianne thoughts and really know how to present and get my Schiemann on I have learnt these skills. I can be humorous or dramatic, and tone of voice is important. I now know about punch lines. And so I did it and it was great! All of the participating dining venues are winners.

After counting more than votes, the outstanding results achieved by all confirms that here on the Range, we deliver amazing food experiences. Terrace of Maleny All proceeds go to two very worthy causes. Hummingbird House is building Queensland's first hospice for children, to provide world-class respite and end of life care for life-limited children and their families.

Shed the Light Nepal helps severely disadvantaged women and their families in the worst earthquake-affected areas, making the difference between mere survival and life with a future. Find more on Facebook, www. There will be a horse on each table and racing on the paddock! Or you can win in the sweep.

Pomodoras After a glass of bubbly on arrival at Pomodoras, enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon. We will also be donating to the Movember foundation in November. Maleny Lions Club and Genconnex Inc. Funny Money Gaming Tables start at 6. RSVP by October Dress in your best PINK to win great prizes. Or buy a raffle ticket!

The raffle will be drawn at the PINK morning tea. Pink for Pomodoras Pomodoras on Obi will also be helping raise funds for breast cancer. Owner, Jodi Bond said, "We will all be wearing pink for the month of October and donating five percent of every dollar spent in that month to the national Breast Cancer Foundation. He will be in a mystery box cook-off with naturopath and raw food specialist, Amy Kelly, using fresh produce from the Mary Valley region. There will also be the exciting charity auction, a wonderful range of prizes and yummy afternoon tea with refreshments.

Tickets are walking out the door, call Lolie Murtagh on or Kelli Hoyes on or to book. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Increasing age is one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer. More than two in three cases of breast cancer occur in women aged between 40 and 69 years. One of the difficult decisions living and working in our foodie haven is which sensational dining venue will I choose today? The HT Food, Drink and Dine guide introduces visitors and reminds locals about our delicious dining options on the range.

Spoilt with local fresh produce, stunning views and village atmospheres, be tempted to explore our food haven. Fresh Fudge made on site. Childfriendly, gated play area. Indulgent Flavours of India. Best Butter Chicken around! Venue available for functions. Pomodoras new trading hours allows you to enjoy their great food with extended dining availability.

Indulge yourself from the a la Carte menu, daily blackboard lunch specials or divine Roasts on Sundays. Live entertainment every friday! Delicious traditional Italian food. Dine in, takeaway or home delivery. Overlooking the Obi Obi River. Lunch Mon - Fri: Liquour Legends Member discounts. Indulge your taste buds with delicious homemade meals and cakes.

Cooking Classes available Saturdays. Be inspired with a choice of Italian,French or Thai. Try our famous freshly made sorbet, gelati and ice cream cakes. Light breakfast, snacks and lunches including a wide selection of gluten free options. Variteis Variteis of vegetarian and gluten free option available. Excellent modern cuisine with a twist. Come and try our share plate, a glass of wine or a craft beer.

Now open 7 days. Breakfast, lunch, cof coffee, fee, cake. Night garden dining monthly. Bridal and Baby Showers a must. Quality handmade Chocolates and Patisseries, great Coof Cooffe fe and one of the best views around. Celebration cakes made to order. With our very own coffee fee be sure to collect speciality house blend cof coffee fee card and enjoy a cake or sweet a loyalty cof treat from our delicious options including GF.

Tues - Thur, Sun: Open dinner from 5. Great food at pub prices. Dine in our ambient restaurant or enjoy your meal in the beautifully landscaped beer garden. Live music Fri night, Sat and Sun pm.

The best in steaks, seafood and traditional Irish and Old English dishes at budget prices. Dietary requirements catered for, no fuss. All food available all day. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days.

Dine in or takeaway. Enjoy a relaxing lunch, great cof coffee fee and homemade cakes on our deck overlooking spectacular Lake Baroon. Breakfast everyday until 11am, book for High Tea, group bookings welcome. Savour our delicious modern cuisine on the deck overlooking stunning views. All cakes made on premises.

Pizza, pasta, a la carte, gelato, coffee, dine-in or takeaway. Relax and enjoy our home-baked delights. A treasure trove of Antiques, Giftwares, Boutique wines and Gourmet foods.

Cakes and other treats all baked on site daily. Tim Adams Cof Coffee. Mon, Wed Wed to Fri: Fabulous service, wholesome home-made food, great cof coffee, fee, fresh juices at reasonable prices. Open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch. Vegetarian Vegetarian and gluten free options. Serving locally sourced seasonal produce and coffee cof fee roasted on site in our Tin Shed roastery.

Open for breakfast, lunch and home baked cakes. Raw vegan desserts available. Help your diners find you! Phone 07 or email advertising hinterlandtimes. But once he lived a little further north on the banks of the Maroochy River. There he saw this river in its many different moods.

It inspired this talented musician to compose a five-song suite simply entitled The River to express what he felt about these moods, and about the history of those who came to its banks to admire and to enjoy but also to exploit. But The River rated high on the list. It was first performed in Montville in , had two performances for the Centenary of Federation celebration in and was recorded in Nambour Hall in John writes poetically about his experience of the Maroochy River, which finds its source in our Ranges.

It could be grey-faced and angry. It could be sinister, slowly creeping across lawns and gardens and into people's houses. It could be magical, as the time I walked along its edge leaving a trail of electric blue footprints in the wet sand. Forever it has toyed with Pincushion, attaching it first to the North Shore, then to Cotton Tree, and often re-establishing it as the island its name implies. It has meandered between Coolum and Alex for millennia, and it will only take one catastrophic weather event for Maroochy to reassert itself and make its next move.

It makes you want to do as he has done: The concert is all about songs that have moved our hearts. This one will for sure. Friday, October 23, 7. Ailsa or Derek Although they are starting to modernise, they are steeped in history. Tric and Dennis finished their fantastic trip with four nights in Istanbul - a city they love so much, this was their fifth visit.

This year, they visited Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, adding to their understanding of different cultures around the world. They walked through UNESCO-listed ruins in almostinaccessible mountains; visited Persepolis, an ancient Roman city; stood before a year-old cypress pine in Yazd and marvelled at badgirs air-cooling wind towers created thousands of years ago.

Many were tertiary educated. After Iran, they flew to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to begin a day adventure through Georgia and Armenia. The houses with their vege gardens would not have looked out of place in Australia. Dennis at the cave town of Vardzia in Georgia— caves and church, still inhabited by monks today. Stuff you will never use. One day, while sitting on his verandah with Maleny luthier, Doug Eaton, he brought out his mandolin.

Doug reckoned it had potential. Doug took the instrument to his workshop and began researching its history—it is a Grandini Neopolitan mandolin made in the workshop of Thibouville-Lamy in France in the late 19th Century.

Also, the tortoise shell scratch plate was lined with gold leaf. When Doug had completed the restoration, he and Norm agreed it was a lovely thing. Norm decided he would like to find a young person who would appreciate the gift of such an instrument. Doug contacted Mandolins in Brisbane, an orchestra that often performs in Maleny.

A wonderful concert in itself, but something pretty special happened following the concert. Undercover free parking available. Ho, ho, ho, there's only 5 days to go before the final Lucky Shopper Draw! Prizes include vouchers for accommodation in the village at Montville Mountain Inn Resort and Serenity at Montville , decadent high teas, lazy lunches, boutiques, arts and crafts, jewellery and gift shops. These great prizes have been supported by your generous local businesses including: A huge thanks to the long list of Christmas Campaign contributors.

Oh what fun it is to have Santa come and play! Santa Claus is coming to town! Tomorrow keep your eyes peeled cause Santa's heading our way arriving at 10 on his sleigh! Be there tomorrow morning and tune into Hot91 for a chance to be the winner. Come and join the party! Many shops will be open until 5! The Show must go on! The lights will be lit up this Saturday December If the rain continues, we will hold the entertainment in the Montville Village Hall. The fabulous free children's activities will start at 5 in the Yurt next to the hall.

Be entertained with face painting, lantern making and festive balloon art. The sausage sizzle will be fired up early and the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild Santa's Workshop will be open all day until 7: Jenny McKay Councillor will switch on the lights at around 7pm.

We are hoping to hear some hearty Ho Ho Hos soon after if Santa can find us. A huge thanks to the following list of Christmas Campaign contributors. If you're looking for a unique handmade gift, explore our colourful locally made treasures: Keep a look out for this poster at our local shops and cafes. The first draw will be made on our Festive Tree Lighting night December 2. Prizes include vouchers for accommodation, gift shops, boutiques, galleries and dining vouchers.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun. The first live cross around 6: Of course they will make time for a visit to our iconic Clock Shop Montville and be tempted by some gorgeous The Opalcutter rings before showcasing Hinterland Tourism Sunshine Coast weddings.

Come in early and make this live cross memorable. Thanks Visit Sunshine Coast for sharing the Hinterland love! Lots of hand painted flowers adorn this handmade ceramic platter. Local artisan Lucy has created a festival of pastel coloured joy. Experience the art of colour and take in the spectacular views. Tina Cooper has an awesome sculpture 'Soul Awakening" combining hand blown glass, handcarved driftwood and wrought iron. You find this art installation outside The Tamarind Restaurant as you walk along the path.

Open daily until October If you would love to have your own amazing seahorse, I have one left in Illume Creations. Come in and be tempted. We are open daily with parking underneath. Sections of this page.

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