Hello, dear readers.

Here are some of the more interesting news stories published in the Westender in the last week or so.

Have a good read.

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Jackie T

How to help Micah Projects' Hamper Appeal!

Each year at Christmas, with the help of our supporters, we provide opportunities for the people we work with to celebrate and enjoy the festive season. Last year we organised, packed and delivered over 500 food and fresh fruit hampers for the individuals and families we support. You can help by donating goods from our Hampers list - http://micahprojects.org.au/assets/docs/Brochures/20170908-Xmas-hamper-flyer-A4.pdf - …Read more.

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Twilight Markets spread ‘Buy Local’ message

Twilight Markets spread ‘Buy Local’ message

The Food Connect Foundation proudly invites the Brisbane community to buy really local at a series of Twilight Hub Markets this year. Featuring featuring our incredible food makers operating out of our Community Kitchen as well as other local and talented sellers, with food, gifts and music, the first Twilight Hub Market will be held from 4 - 8pm of …Read more.

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Sunset

New lease of life for Souths

Davies Park, home of Souths Leagues Club, has always been a meeting point and host to a range of events for the people of Brisbane since the 1920’s. Today, with the Venue revamp, the area is the perfect location for so many more community events.  As part of a major renovation and plan to become a destination venue, The Souths Leagues Club, home …Read more.

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Pine Gap Six on Trial Again

Pine Gap Six on Trial Again

Local peace activist Jim Dowling and five other protestors are set for trial in Alice Springs next month, charged with trespass at the Pine Gap military base. Jim and his co-accused are calling for financial support for proper legal defence and to cover the costs of subpoena-ing expert witnesses from around the world. Here’s Jim Dowling’s statement: In Early November …Read more.

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Call for nominations – Griffith Australia Day Awards 2018

Call for nominations – Griffith Australia Day Awards 2018

Local Federal MP Terri Butler is calling for nominations for the 2018 Griffith Australia Day Awards. “If you know an individual or small group of people on the South Side who should be recognised for their voluntary work, then nominate them,” said Ms Butler. The Griffith Australia Day Awards is an opportunity to recognise outstanding people who have influenced and …Read more.

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beesnees

Gabba big winner of Westpac community grants

In Queensland, a total of 37 organisations have been awarded 2017 Westpac Foundation Community Grants, including quite a few over in Woolloongabba. These organisations are helping to improve the lives of youth at risk, victims of domestic violence, those suffering from mental health issues, Indigenous Australians and refugees creating a new life in Australia. Local community organisations, batyr Australia, FareShare …Read more.

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West Village

Green walls add to learning outcomes

Universities across Australia are installing greenwalls in an attempt to increase concentration levels and the wellbeing of campus communities. The Greenwall Company has now worked with a number of universities, including The University of QLD and La Trobe University, to design and install their patented greenwall technology. Mark Paul, horticulturist and founder of The Greenwall Company says, “There have been …Read more.

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New life at South Brisbane Cemetery

New life at South Brisbane Cemetery

Local community group the Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery will continue their successful 2017 comeback by hosting a family-friendly event at the historic cemetery this Sunday. ‘Graveyard Explorers’ will feature free history tours and Symbol Hunt activities for children, a sausage sizzle and children’s history books for sale. The FOSBC has been around for over a decade but after a …Read more.

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