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Springfield Photography Club had a nice break over the holiday period, and returns to meeting every second Wednesday at Aveo Springfield.

Springfield Photography Club: back in focus for 2024

Daniel Bouwmeester January 24, 2024 2 min read

After a nice break over the Christmas and New Year period, Springfield Photography Club picked back up again last week. Springfield Photography Club meets fortnightly at Aveo Springfield. Meetings are usually held every second Wednesday from 7pm until 8:30pm. It is a time for each of us to be able to share our expertise, including…

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The Greater Springfield Indian Association is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26.

Kite festival flies high next Friday

Daniel Bouwmeester January 17, 2024 2 min read

The Greater Springfield Indian Association (GSIA) is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26, making it a great way to get out and celebrate Australia Day. The Greater Springfield Kite Festival 2024 will take place on the college oval at Woodcrest State College, from 12 noon until 6pm. Entry into the festival…

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Local dancers and teachers are being urged to 'step up' for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers.

Study puts spotlight on dancer health

Daniel Bouwmeester January 15, 2024 3 min read

Dancers, teachers, and parents of young dancers are being urged to step up for a survey exploring the health literacy needs of Australian dancers. University of Southern Queensland’s Dr Melanie Fuller, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and researcher investigating injury reduction in dance, is leading a research team aiming to learn how the dance community wants to…

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My Precious Events is all about making your life easy and ensuring your wedding day is a precious, memorable moment in time.

A helping hand for your wedding or event

Daniel Bouwmeester January 10, 2024 4 min read

By Rachel Waddington, from My Precious Events Edited by Daniel Bouwmeester Planning any event for yourself, friends, or family can be challenging, time-consuming, overwhelming, and overall frustrating. Even then, when it comes to weddings, for some reason there seems to be an added layer of pressure. In the last few years, the demand for assistance…

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Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week, allowing residents continued personal access.

Motion to continue e-scooter trial

Daniel Bouwmeester January 9, 2024 5 min read

Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week – allowing residents continued access to convenient personal transportation. Partnering with e-scooter hire company Beam Mobility, the six-month extended trial will continue to survey the benefits of shared electric micromobility vehicles. Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Teresa Harding said e-scooters had…

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The latest Skullcandy earbud offering 'Rail' delivers great sound quality and plenty of features for a reasonable price.

Tech product review: Skullcandy Rail earbuds

Royce Wilson January 7, 2024 3 min read

A good set of earbuds is almost a necessity for a mobile phone nowadays, and the latest Skullcandy offering delivers great sound quality and plenty of features for a reasonable price. The Skullcandy Rail earbuds are wireless earbuds designed to work with any Bluetooth capable smart device – so pretty much any modern mobile phone,…

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Ipswich City Council is encouraging Springfield's residents to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer.

Safety first when making a splash this summer

Daniel Bouwmeester January 6, 2024 3 min read

Ipswich residents are being encouraged to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer. Just like with permanent pools or spas, store-bought portable swimming pools and spas must adhere to local council safety regulations. “With the weather warming up, it may be tempting to cool down by purchasing an affordable store-bought portable…

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Local educator Awesome Auslan recently developed a series of videos and programs to dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people.

Developing solutions for teaching sign language

Daniel Bouwmeester January 4, 2024 4 min read

A local provider of online sign language courses recently developed a series of videos and an increased focus on community education programs to help dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Michaela Reece operates Awesome Auslan, a Camira-based education service founded in 2021 that specialises in the teaching of Australian Sign Language, commonly called “Auslan”…

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Given the cost-of-living crisis, the UQ Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing offers ideas to help you manage your summer party budget.

Wholesome summer food on a budget

Daniel Bouwmeester January 2, 2024 3 min read

Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and share a delicious meal. You might be hosting, or asked to bring a plate, or simply want to impress everyone with your cooking, but you don’t want to break the bank. This is completely understandable, considering the cost-of-living crisis we are experiencing…

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Local musical group Jacaranda Jam ended the year in style performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event.

‘Jam’ spreads Christmas music joy

Daniel Bouwmeester December 28, 2023 3 min read

Local musical group ‘Jacaranda Jam’ has finished the year with a flourish, performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event last month. Jacaranda Jam is a ukulele band, featuring guitar, vocals, and a number of percussion instruments, and performs around nine concerts annually at nursing homes and retirement villages across Springfield, Ipswich,…

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