Category: Edition 82

Four-Pawed Miracle Workers

Carmel Kaczmar  is one of the many unsung heroes of the Hunter who give of their time, resources and own money to aid those in need and to make a difference in their lives. Carmel understands what it is like to face challenges in life, and her ongoing dedication to help people living with a…
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Read Me An Aussie Bedtime Story

How often as a parent when reading a bedtime story have you heard these words: “One more time, please”? This phrase is known to be a child’s transparent effort to delay bedtime. But what kids and parents may not know is that reading a book repeatedly can help a child develop their logic skills. After…
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One of a Kind

Downsizing need not be a compromise in your lifestyle, in fact, you can enjoy life to the fullest by making the right decisions as to where you live, and selecting the home style to suit you in future years. After moving from their sprawling home on acreage in the Maitland district, Bob and Leanne searched…
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A Traditional Lifestyle Carries On

  Just a few valleys out of Dungog rises the hills above Sugarloaf Creek, and one family has called this land theirs for just shy of 160 years. The Tickles are now into their sixth generation on this farm, since their forebears settled it in 1857. The farm is now home to Jim and Sally…
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A Symbolic Bridge Of Unity

Built to honour his father’s life’s work, a Woodville garden creator has constructed a sandstone bridge representing multi faiths, which is a powerful lasting gesture of religious unity and his hope for peace and unity in the world. You couldn’t find a more peaceful and picturesque setting than Albion Farm Gardens, a tranquil, stunning 15-acre…
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Greetings from Maitland

Artist Trevor Dickinson’s unique and vibrant style is well known in Newcastle, thanks to the many large-scale murals he has painted in and around the city as well as his observational drawings of local iconic buildings and places that frequently get sent around the world as prints, tea towels, magnets and coasters. After spending so…
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A Tribute to Heroes of Yesteryear

Julie Squires (pictured) was commissioned to create two bronzed servicemen for the Orange  Council’s war memorial. Standing at the entrance to Waratah Village is a lasting reminder of where once stood one of the City of Newcastle’s thriving businesses which played a vital role in the development of the region – the Turton and Son’s…
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The Christmas Bus Lady

It started with just a roll of tinsel on a bus’s dashboard and a cassette of carols playing. Nineteen years later and the infamous Christmas Bus is now a firm and much-loved part of the Christmas season for Novocastrians. From the beginning of December to Boxing Day, the State Transit Newcastle bus can be seen…
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