Garage Sale Trail makes sustainability fun

Garage Sale Trail

CONNIE SAVAGE Garage Sale Trail is set to return to the Moreton Bay Region on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, uniting the massive 400,000 shoppers and 18,000 individual garage sales expected to take part in the event around … [Read more...]

Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]

Big Adopt Out to rehome 300 animals

RSPCA Big Adopt Out

CONNIE SAVAGE The RSPCA’s Big Adopt Out returns to Brisbane for it’s seventh year this Saturday, bringing animal rescue groups from across Queensland together to rehome hundreds of animals.   There will be around 300 cats and dogs up … [Read more...]

Dog market celebrates AWLQ’s 60th birthday

Paws at the Park photo booth

CONNIE SAVAGE Australia’s biggest dog market event, Paws at the Park, returns to the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds this Saturday to celebrate Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) 60th birthday and showcase the best of Brisbane and Gold Coast’s dog … [Read more...]

Tree planting helps grows community inclusivity

Mathew Townsend and Councillor James Mackay

CONNIE SAVAGE Growing up, Mathew Townsend faced more challenges than the average child. At 18 months old he lost hearing in both ears and found himself isolated from much of the social world around him. Then, at the age of 12, he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Creative blacksmithing project entices Woodfordians

By Connie Savage Woodford Folk Festival attendees are re-imagining the possibilities of what they can build out of everyday junk. Paradijsvogelstraat (Bird of Paradise Street) uses the tools of blacksmithing, sculpture, recycling, gardening … [Read more...]

Fitzroy River in the Kimberley Region is “still under a lot of threat,” says Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill

By Connie Savage Source: Woodford Artist ImageSource: Connie Savage Conversations at Woodford Folk Festival turned solemn when Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill discussed the challenges of gaining long-term protection for the Kimberley … [Read more...]

Woodfordians keeping connected at the Lettering House

You can write letters to just about anyone whether you know their name or not from the Woodford Folk Festival Letting House Photo Meg Williams-Dell By Connie Savage At any given time, it’s hard to find a seat at Woodford Folk Festival’s … [Read more...]

Uncle Herb Wharton: poet, author and ambassador for Indigenous rights

BY Connie Savage For Uncle Herb Wharton, the Woodford Folk Festival is the perfect opportunity to call for more respect and recognition for the contribution of Indigenous people all around Australia. Celebrating his 84th birthday at his … [Read more...]