Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kylie Ladd at Arana Hills Library

Novelist Kylie Ladd will be appearing at Arana Hills Library on May 20. Kylie Ladd is the author of Into My Arms, May book of the month for Get Reading. More details of the appearance can be found on the Get Reading website.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Healthy Lifestyles Expo

Chook Owner recently posted on Ferny Blog's Facebook page to let us know about the Healthy Lifestyles Expo on June 16 at the The Hills PCYC. They write:
There'll be lots to see and try at The Hills PCYC (135a Olearia St, West Everton Hills) on Saturday 16th June from 10am-2pm.
Health and fitness talks, demonstrations, and health screening for young and old are being organised to make this an informative and active fun event for families and the whole community. There'll be healthy snacks and cooking demos too.
Come and try out some of what is available locally for health and fitness in the upper Kedron Brook valley and The Hills District.

Keep reading for the rest of Chook Owner's post (includes contact information) There isn't a tonne of other information I could find except for the flyer on The Hills PCYC website.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pictures from Hills Carnivale 2012

I managed to walk down to Hills Carnivale 2012 this Saturday (see previous post) and took a few photos with my camera phone (having left my 'real' camera at home). 2 stages were in use, there were a variety of rides for the children and the usual stalls offered everything from wood-fired pizza to show bags to historical bottles.

You can see the complete album here.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hills Carnivale 2012 TODAY!

Hills Carnivale 2012 is today, May 19th from 12pm to 6pm at George Wilmore Park, Ferny Hills.

If you want to the schedule of events and other information, the Moreton Bay Regional Council Hills Carnivale page has a lot of useful information.

This one snuck up on me. Has it really been a year? I remember last year's Hills Carnivale and it was definitely worth a look.

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I plan to visit later in the day and take my camera. I'll post whatever images that are worthwhile.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tumbleweeds Here... Contributors, editors or admins wanted!

Hi all,

Want to contribute to, edit, or even administer Ferny Blog?

You might have noticed it has been a bit quiet here of late. Actually the previous post in late January was a mere 6 days before the birth of my first son and I have unceremoniously abandoned efforts on The Ferny Blog due to a severe shortage of time. Children will do that I guess, and I have focussed what little blogging energy I have over on my programming blog, which might actually make me better at my job and keep my new son in nappies for a while longer.

Which is not to say that I don't think Ferny Blog (or something like it) can't play an important role in our community. My vision for it is to aggregate local news to make it easy for people to find local news and information concerning Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Arana Hills. As residents of this area we are most impacted by what happens here. It is also the stage where we can have the biggest influence.

I would like Ferny Blog to continue, and you can help. I am looking for contributors and eventually even editors and administrators for the blog. Contributing might consist of posting a link to local news story, writing your own news story, letting people know about a local service, writing an opinion piece or even just keeping the calendar up to date.

If you would like to have a go (and you really need zero experience - enthusiasm will count for a lot), please let me know or comment below. I haven't worked out all the details but I thought I would put my feelers out.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Moreton Bay Issues Flood Warning

Just before 9pm tonight (being Tuesday 24th January) Moreton Bay Regional Council issued general flood alert. The Council site appears to be down at the moment (possibly due to the high volume of traffic their alert has precipitated). Looking around I can't find any information about flooding in our local area (Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove) but I will keep an eye out.

Golf Course during the floods in January 2011
Naturally the Golf Club is probably flooded, and in my own estimation there is a good chance of train disruptions for tomorrow morning's commute.

UPDATE 25 Oct: Train services were actually OK on the Ferny Grove line the next day, so I guess I need to eat crow for my snarky comment.

Some useful links: ABC Emergency Page (and an ABC story),  BOM Current Queensland Warnings. Road ClosuresBrisbane North Power Outages

Twitter hashtags: #qldfloods #bigwet

Stay safe. The rain will eventually stop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Your Representatives

Do you know who your representatives are at the federal, state and local levels are? After moving house I was unclear how my electoral situation had changed so I present below some information about electorates and representatives in the Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Arana Hills area.

You can always confirm your exact electorate by checking your enrolment at the Australian Electoral Commission.