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Year in gear with summer fruits

The fruit shop is full of stone-fruit, pears and new season apples, the worst excesses of summer weather is behind us and the sun is not high in the sky at 5am. School holidays are a distant memory and we have all settled into a new regime at work.

OMG it's almost March and I am still faffing around with my New Year Resolutions. Time to get serious, kiddos, we're a sixth of the way through 2014 and it's off and running.

Give yourself a treat with a free taste of the French Film Festival on Alliance Francaise and Westender. If you'd like to go just let us know. Email info@westender.com.au. Quick Smart!

Three Monkeys restaurant

Three Monkeys carry on

Righto, enough already!

You can all stop going into Three Monkeys and telling Ralph Stamos you are sorry to see the end of a West End institution and it is sad to see the old place close. Ralph ... Read online.

Hannah Gadsby

Brisbane Comedy Festival begins

Hannah Gadsby stars in the Brisbane Comedy Festival next month

Today is the first day of the Brisbane Comedy Festival . Thats right! There's nothing between you and a month of shameless, snorty laughter.

Work yourself into giggle-frenzy with brand-spanking new shows from Wil AndersonStephen K Amos, and Hannah Gadsby. Go off like a prawn in a hot sock with  ... Read online.

Matt and Blake

Get a free week with Studio 99

Matt and Blake from Studio 99 are willing and able to take on your challenge

Studio 99 fitness is initiating a 10-week corporate challenge to help local West End businessmen and women become healthier, by reducing their average weight by 10kg  ... Read online.

Visit the pharmacy website

Sea Shepherd attacked in the night by Japanese

Monday February 24, 2014 – Melbourne, Australia — At approximately 1936 AEDT yesterday, the Japanese whaling fleet launched an unprovoked six-hour night attack on the Sea Shepherd conservation ship, The Bob Barker. The harpoon ships, Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru No. 3, crossed the bow of The Bob Barker a total ...

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Meat Free Week in March - Butcher, spare that lamb!

Meat Free Week in March - Butcher, spare that lamb!

In just one month's time, Australia’s annual Meat Free Week will return bigger and better from 24-30 March. The national week is dedicated to raising awareness of the amount of meat Australians eat and the impact it has on human health and Australian ... Read online.

Jackie Trad's office is on Vulture St

ISaveLocal mobile loyalty program to go online

A new online loyalty program operated by Westender with startup ISaveLocal will be launched in the next couople of months. Designed to run on your phone it has the potential to connect the 20,000 residents and 35,000 workers in 4101 with the participating local businesses.

First cabs off the rank will be the existing Directory advertisers known and loved by Westender readers ... Read online.

Kishnani at QUT on sustainable design

Kishnani talks design tonight 

Dr Nirmal Kishnani, author of Greening Asia – Emerging Principles of Sustainable Architecture.

In partnership with the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, QUT is presenting a public lecture and panel discussion on sustainable architecture, with Dr ... Read online.

Vagina Monologues keeping it in the family

Vagina Monologues keeping it in the family

Sisters Michelle and Jasmine Phillips

Jasmine Phillips is delighted to step in to sign for the deaf community in the forthcoming production of The Vagina Monologues at the Judith Wright Centre in March, particularly since it’s a  ... Read online.

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Freebies from Westender

There's a range of freebies coming through the system. Watch out for brand new ones in the March edition, on the streets next week.

In that issue: The Poets have entered their submissions to the Bent Books $50 monthly poetry prize, a new promotion with Souths to put a local family day in your calendar on 23rd March, vouchers from local stores and some great offers around financial planning.

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