Ned’s bar brings island ‘treat’

KAVA bars are commonplace at many villages throughout the Pacific islands but they are rarely found in Logan. One man is doing his bit to remedy that situation by opening a kava bar in beautiful downtown Sla...

Peace poles a message to humanity

There are more than 250,000 Peace Poles around the world and three more were recently erected at sites in Logan. Councillors Miriam Stemp and Mindy Russell collaborated with the Rotary Club of Loganholme to ...

All go for Rotary members

IT’S been all systems go recently for members of the Loganholme Rotary Club. October was Mental Health Month and Rotary Club members took part in the Raise The Lid on Mental Illness walk at Bribie Island to ra...

Bird keepers fly from local coop

Bird keepers from Beenleigh recently stepped out of their comfort zone to run a bird sale at Beaudesert. Martin Thorn, who is president of the Beenleigh Bird Breeders Association, said his members are passio...

Marion celebrates 100 years

ONE hundred and thirty people were at Beenleigh Bowls Club last Saturday (JULY 24) to celebrate Marion Willmann’s 100th birthday. Marion was born on July 27, 1921 at St Monica’s Private Hospital on York Stre...

Cornubia forest captured in a book

THE young mum taking her youngster for a walk in a stroller saw Christine Fitzell being posed for a photo, asked if she was the book lady and the questions started. “Are you the book lady, my friend has a co...

‘Unusual’ hobby gives birds new life

Collecting birds’ nests would have to be one of the weirdest activities around. The Logan Bird Lady, otherwise known as Trixie Benbrook from Kingston, has around 30 nests which were formerly home to 15 bird ...

Plastic waste has its p-lace

Ask any committed environmentalist and you’ll be told that plastics are the bane of our modern-day existence. Used to wrap meat, bread and other foodstuffs in supermarket aisles as well as enclosing pre-pack...

Festival amps off the grid

ELECTRIC power to two of the stages at this year’s Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) at the Logan campus of Griffith University, Meadowbrook, will be supplied by batteries saved from laptop computers. Substat...

Runner an Olympian in training

At 13 years old Caiden Macfarlane is an Olympian in the making. A running sensation, he last week ran a personal best of 4 minutes and 23.25 seconds in a 1500m race at Olympic Park in Sydney. It was the y...