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Filled with an abundance of trees and plants, the Rooftop Bar 166 Charlotte has become a mecca for city workers, corpora...
11/07/2021

Filled with an abundance of trees and plants, the Rooftop Bar 166 Charlotte has become a mecca for city workers, corporate gatherings and social functions.

While soaking in the chilled vibe, guests can enjoy a range of boutique beers and cocktails with a selection of delicious food.

As well as the Rooftop Bar area, functions such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, cocktail parties, business meetings, hens and bucks parties, and conferences can be booked in the adjacent Edward Room or Charlotte Cocktail Lounge function rooms.

Mention My Village News and receive free function room hire in July and August. To book in your next function, you can reach the reservations team on (07) 3229 3522 or send them an email at [email protected]

The team is available from 9am until 7.30pm, seven days a week, and will take you through the entire planning process from putting your event on the books right up to serving the final drinks on the evening.

Or visit page 14 of the July Peninsula edition for info on function space and menu ideas.

https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #rooftop #166charlotte #brisbane
#brisbanefunctionspace #corporategatherings @stockexchangehotel #stockexchangehotel #chilledvibes #cityoasis

Filled with an abundance of trees and plants, the Rooftop Bar 166 Charlotte has become a mecca for city workers, corporate gatherings and social functions.

While soaking in the chilled vibe, guests can enjoy a range of boutique beers and cocktails with a selection of delicious food.

As well as the Rooftop Bar area, functions such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, cocktail parties, business meetings, hens and bucks parties, and conferences can be booked in the adjacent Edward Room or Charlotte Cocktail Lounge function rooms.

Mention My Village News and receive free function room hire in July and August. To book in your next function, you can reach the reservations team on (07) 3229 3522 or send them an email at [email protected]

The team is available from 9am until 7.30pm, seven days a week, and will take you through the entire planning process from putting your event on the books right up to serving the final drinks on the evening.

Or visit page 14 of the July Peninsula edition for info on function space and menu ideas.

https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #rooftop #166charlotte #brisbane
#brisbanefunctionspace #corporategatherings @stockexchangehotel #stockexchangehotel #chilledvibes #cityoasis

A new Men’s Shed for the district is starting to become a reality after three meetings, with the hunt now on for an actu...
10/07/2021

A new Men’s Shed for the district is starting to become a reality after three meetings, with the hunt now on for an actual shed.

Organising chairperson of the interim committee Mike Dennis said 12 men attended the inaugural meeting on May 14 and there had been several follow - up meetings.

“It was an excellent rollup. The plan now is to see if we can find a building,” he said.

“It’s starting to take shape. There’s obviously goodwill in the area for the new Men’s Shed which will be called New Farm and District.”

Contact Mr Dennis on 0447 120 396.

Caption: Among those keen to start a new Men’s Shed at New Farm are (from left) Ian Hadwen, Mike Dennis and Drew Nesdale.

#myvillagenewsbris #mensshedbrisbane #mensshed #newfarm #brisbane #ourtown #familyandfriends #cometogether #supportinglocal #communitygroupsbrisbane #mates #brothers #dadsshed

A new Men’s Shed for the district is starting to become a reality after three meetings, with the hunt now on for an actual shed.

Organising chairperson of the interim committee Mike Dennis said 12 men attended the inaugural meeting on May 14 and there had been several follow - up meetings.

“It was an excellent rollup. The plan now is to see if we can find a building,” he said.

“It’s starting to take shape. There’s obviously goodwill in the area for the new Men’s Shed which will be called New Farm and District.”

Contact Mr Dennis on 0447 120 396.

Caption: Among those keen to start a new Men’s Shed at New Farm are (from left) Ian Hadwen, Mike Dennis and Drew Nesdale.

#myvillagenewsbris #mensshedbrisbane #mensshed #newfarm #brisbane #ourtown #familyandfriends #cometogether #supportinglocal #communitygroupsbrisbane #mates #brothers #dadsshed

#FlashbackFriday : By Pam Greatorex.I don’t believe in ghosts, but goose bumps rise on my arms as I touch the facade of ...
09/07/2021

#FlashbackFriday : By Pam Greatorex.

I don’t believe in ghosts, but goose bumps rise on my arms as I touch the facade of the house in Bartley St, Spring Hill.

I am standing where my great - great - grandparents, William and Elizabeth Haigh, lived from about 1875, and where William died in 1906.

The boy who worked in the cotton mill in Yorkshire became a tipstaff to a supreme court judge in Brisbane by 1880, and his house is my starting point in this story.

A short walk would have taken William to The Old Windmill, and if he had looked to the northeast he would have seen Adderton, a large white house standing alone on the hill at Ann St.

It is clearly visible in a very old panoramic photo taken from Wickham Tce. Have you driven past All Hallows’ School, and the high stone wall which rises above the
road? The top of that wall is a marker of the original height of Ann St. It’s been lowered three times since that photo was taken. On the other side of that wall,
Adderton still stands, surrounded by the buildings of All Hallows’. It predates William’s arrival in Brisbane by two years.

Want to read more? Head to page 22 of the July Peninsula edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #ahsbrisbane @ahsbrisbane #brisbanehistory #historylesson #brisbanecity #springhill #wickhamtce #goosebumps #throughthestreetsofyourtown #throughback

#FlashbackFriday : By Pam Greatorex.

I don’t believe in ghosts, but goose bumps rise on my arms as I touch the facade of the house in Bartley St, Spring Hill.

I am standing where my great - great - grandparents, William and Elizabeth Haigh, lived from about 1875, and where William died in 1906.

The boy who worked in the cotton mill in Yorkshire became a tipstaff to a supreme court judge in Brisbane by 1880, and his house is my starting point in this story.

A short walk would have taken William to The Old Windmill, and if he had looked to the northeast he would have seen Adderton, a large white house standing alone on the hill at Ann St.

It is clearly visible in a very old panoramic photo taken from Wickham Tce. Have you driven past All Hallows’ School, and the high stone wall which rises above the
road? The top of that wall is a marker of the original height of Ann St. It’s been lowered three times since that photo was taken. On the other side of that wall,
Adderton still stands, surrounded by the buildings of All Hallows’. It predates William’s arrival in Brisbane by two years.

Want to read more? Head to page 22 of the July Peninsula edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #ahsbrisbane @ahsbrisbane #brisbanehistory #historylesson #brisbanecity #springhill #wickhamtce #goosebumps #throughthestreetsofyourtown #throughback

Sam Scott-Young is well-known as a former Wallabies and Queensland Reds player, but there’s so much more to him than jus...
07/07/2021

Sam Scott-Young is well-known as a former Wallabies and Queensland Reds player, but there’s so much more to him than just rugby.

In his own words, he is a frustrated surgeon. His father, Norm, was a highly-respected general, urology and plastic surgeon in Townsville. His elder brother, Matthew, is an orthopaedic spine surgeon on the Gold Coast.

Sam Scott-Young has observed thousands of hip and knee replacement operations, but he is no medico.

Instead, in 1993, with his wife, Donna, and from his garage at Wooloowin, he decided to specialise in the importing and selling of prosthetics. Now operating from an office and warehouse on Sandgate Rd, Albion, Orthotech Orthopaedics is highly successful and employed, at one time, up to 60 staff. The idea for the prosthetics came from his brother, who was specialising in orthopaedics.

Read more about Sam's journey and conversations with Judith Maizey on page 27 of our Inner North edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #QueenslandReds #brisbane #orthotech #mylocal #orthopaedics #brisbane

Sam Scott-Young is well-known as a former Wallabies and Queensland Reds player, but there’s so much more to him than just rugby.

In his own words, he is a frustrated surgeon. His father, Norm, was a highly-respected general, urology and plastic surgeon in Townsville. His elder brother, Matthew, is an orthopaedic spine surgeon on the Gold Coast.

Sam Scott-Young has observed thousands of hip and knee replacement operations, but he is no medico.

Instead, in 1993, with his wife, Donna, and from his garage at Wooloowin, he decided to specialise in the importing and selling of prosthetics. Now operating from an office and warehouse on Sandgate Rd, Albion, Orthotech Orthopaedics is highly successful and employed, at one time, up to 60 staff. The idea for the prosthetics came from his brother, who was specialising in orthopaedics.

Read more about Sam's journey and conversations with Judith Maizey on page 27 of our Inner North edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #QueenslandReds #brisbane #orthotech #mylocal #orthopaedics #brisbane

Live a full life, says centenarian Betty.How do you condense 100 years of life, full of people, experiences and travel, ...
06/07/2021

Live a full life, says centenarian Betty.

How do you condense 100 years of life, full of people, experiences and travel, into a small magazine article? Especially when that life belongs to Betty Carter, who was a heavy-vehicle driver in the army during World War II, delivering trucks and transporting troops in the UK?

In the lead-up to her 100th birthday, on June 8, at the Clayfield Aveo, Mrs Carter said she was very fortunate to have had the life she had, filled with interesting people and “occupations”.

Read Judith Maizey's fabulous chat with Betty on page 31 of our Inner North June edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #100years #bettysbirthday #happybirthdaybetty #Aveo #myvillagenews #liveafulllife #centenarian #brisbanecity #clayfield

Live a full life, says centenarian Betty.

How do you condense 100 years of life, full of people, experiences and travel, into a small magazine article? Especially when that life belongs to Betty Carter, who was a heavy-vehicle driver in the army during World War II, delivering trucks and transporting troops in the UK?

In the lead-up to her 100th birthday, on June 8, at the Clayfield Aveo, Mrs Carter said she was very fortunate to have had the life she had, filled with interesting people and “occupations”.

Read Judith Maizey's fabulous chat with Betty on page 31 of our Inner North June edition: https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #100years #bettysbirthday #happybirthdaybetty #Aveo #myvillagenews #liveafulllife #centenarian #brisbanecity #clayfield

John keeps focus on photography.Framing other people’s pictures has paid the bills for the past 45 years, but taking his...
05/07/2021

John keeps focus on photography.

Framing other people’s pictures has paid the bills for the past 45 years, but taking his own photographs is still John Gardner’s greatest passion.

Now 81, Mr Gardner of Wooloowin said his parents gave him a book when he was 15 about French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.

“He was possibly the best street photographer of all time. People still follow him today,” he said.

“I went through the book a few times and I became fascinated by photography. That’s what started me in it.”

During his life, he has worked as a wedding and magazine photographer and is extremely proud to have had one of his photographs of a heavy metal band published in Rolling Stone magazine.

But these days Mr Gardner confines his time to taking photos of people he meets during weekend drives with his wife to places such as Scarborough, Shorncliffe and Wellington Point.

Read John's full story on page 22 of My Village News, Inner North June edition:

https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #myvillage #brisbanephotographer #wooloowin #framingart #supportlocalbrisbane #brisbanecity #localcharacters

John keeps focus on photography.

Framing other people’s pictures has paid the bills for the past 45 years, but taking his own photographs is still John Gardner’s greatest passion.

Now 81, Mr Gardner of Wooloowin said his parents gave him a book when he was 15 about French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.

“He was possibly the best street photographer of all time. People still follow him today,” he said.

“I went through the book a few times and I became fascinated by photography. That’s what started me in it.”

During his life, he has worked as a wedding and magazine photographer and is extremely proud to have had one of his photographs of a heavy metal band published in Rolling Stone magazine.

But these days Mr Gardner confines his time to taking photos of people he meets during weekend drives with his wife to places such as Scarborough, Shorncliffe and Wellington Point.

Read John's full story on page 22 of My Village News, Inner North June edition:

https://myvillagenews.com.au/june-2021-ascot/

#myvillagenewsbris #myvillage #brisbanephotographer #wooloowin #framingart #supportlocalbrisbane #brisbanecity #localcharacters

Brisbane City Council horticulturalists are taking advantage of the cooler winter months to prune more than 7000 roses i...
04/07/2021

Brisbane City Council horticulturalists are taking advantage of the cooler winter months to prune more than 7000 roses in New Farm Park and its surrounds to prepare for September’s spectacular blooms.

Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard said the process takes two weeks.

“Pruning requires a true blend of art, science, and hard work,” Cr Howard said.

“Council horticulturalists will co-ordinate the project with a focus on mentoring our apprentices and trainees through the process.

“I encourage everyone visiting the park over the coming weeks to keep an eye out for the work that goes on behind the scenes and make time for another visit come spring, to enjoy a picnic, a stroll or some games by the perfect outdoor backdrop.”

#brisbanecitycouncil #myvillagenewsbris #brisbane #horticultural #newfarmpark #CentralWard #crvickihoward #blooms #brisbaneblooms #brisbanemums #brisbanekids

Brisbane City Council horticulturalists are taking advantage of the cooler winter months to prune more than 7000 roses in New Farm Park and its surrounds to prepare for September’s spectacular blooms.

Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard said the process takes two weeks.

“Pruning requires a true blend of art, science, and hard work,” Cr Howard said.

“Council horticulturalists will co-ordinate the project with a focus on mentoring our apprentices and trainees through the process.

“I encourage everyone visiting the park over the coming weeks to keep an eye out for the work that goes on behind the scenes and make time for another visit come spring, to enjoy a picnic, a stroll or some games by the perfect outdoor backdrop.”

#brisbanecitycouncil #myvillagenewsbris #brisbane #horticultural #newfarmpark #CentralWard #crvickihoward #blooms #brisbaneblooms #brisbanemums #brisbanekids

July Peninsula edition is out now, with our cover featuring Queensland Hotel Award winners, The Prince Consort at Fortit...
03/07/2021

July Peninsula edition is out now, with our cover featuring Queensland Hotel Award winners, The Prince Consort at Fortitude Valley, who scooped gold in three nominations.

Read your digital copy of this month's addition:
https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #theprinceconsort @theprincebris #thevalley #fortitudevalleynightlife #brisbanecity #nitelifebris #LocalNews #queenslandhotelawards

July Peninsula edition is out now, with our cover featuring Queensland Hotel Award winners, The Prince Consort at Fortitude Valley, who scooped gold in three nominations.

Read your digital copy of this month's addition:
https://myvillagenews.com.au/july-2021/

#myvillagenewsbris #theprinceconsort @theprincebris #thevalley #fortitudevalleynightlife #brisbanecity #nitelifebris #LocalNews #queenslandhotelawards

The newest enrolment at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School  Luna the pup has been stealing hearts and spreading joy wit...
02/07/2021

The newest enrolment at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Luna the pup has been stealing hearts and spreading joy within the school community.

Twelve-week-old cavoodle Luna Peggy Fowler (a cavalier king charles spaniel and toy poodle cross) is the school’s new pet.

St Margaret’s Head of Boarding Lesa Fowler said Luna has proved to be a loyal companion at the school. “She is a great source of comfort and enjoyment for the students, especially our boarders who are a long way from their own pets,” Ms Fowler said.

Luna spends between 6pm-8.30pm in the boarding house with a year level. Boarding students will later share in the responsibilities of caring for Luna.
Luna will visit classrooms and do the rounds at morning tea and lunchtime.

Thanks to St Margaret’s Head of Mathematics Vicki Strid, Luna has a bed for her maths lessons to learn about algebra and logic. The school community voted on Luna’s first and middle names.

Photo features: (L-R) Abigail Ramsay, Piper Lodge, Emma Arnott (centre), Eva Moller (behind Emma), Arabella O’Neill, and Rachel Sands.

#myvillagenewsbris #stmagaretsags #brisbanegirlsschool #boardingschool #brisbane #myvillagenews #schoolpet #puppylove #puppy #LUNA #puppyluna #awayfromhome #friendsforlife

The newest enrolment at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Luna the pup has been stealing hearts and spreading joy within the school community.

Twelve-week-old cavoodle Luna Peggy Fowler (a cavalier king charles spaniel and toy poodle cross) is the school’s new pet.

St Margaret’s Head of Boarding Lesa Fowler said Luna has proved to be a loyal companion at the school. “She is a great source of comfort and enjoyment for the students, especially our boarders who are a long way from their own pets,” Ms Fowler said.

Luna spends between 6pm-8.30pm in the boarding house with a year level. Boarding students will later share in the responsibilities of caring for Luna.
Luna will visit classrooms and do the rounds at morning tea and lunchtime.

Thanks to St Margaret’s Head of Mathematics Vicki Strid, Luna has a bed for her maths lessons to learn about algebra and logic. The school community voted on Luna’s first and middle names.

Photo features: (L-R) Abigail Ramsay, Piper Lodge, Emma Arnott (centre), Eva Moller (behind Emma), Arabella O’Neill, and Rachel Sands.

#myvillagenewsbris #stmagaretsags #brisbanegirlsschool #boardingschool #brisbane #myvillagenews #schoolpet #puppylove #puppy #LUNA #puppyluna #awayfromhome #friendsforlife

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Uk relative Searching for Lucy Isobel Collett (Mansfield) born 1921 Queensland Brisbane mother Daisy Mansfield moved to Uk 1933 father Francis Mansfield last we know she was in Kangaroo point 1944 a waitress the was a tragedy with a boyfriend and we heard she may of moved to New Zealand and married a sailor possibly Alan Collett her sister & brothers was Josalyn, Alan passed young my nan chrisula passed and Gladys now passed. Anything information would be greatfully recieved and treated with care and compassion she may of passed so looking for any relatives she may of had a daughter Ellen or Helena and we now know she lived to at least 60 when she was last in touch with a sister in UK this is the only photo of Lucy we have.. thank you 🙏 PLEASE SHARE
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A possible ideal for a future article. New Farm and surrounds seems to have an interesting mix of people. Where do they mostly come from? and if/when they leave … where do they mostly go to? And in both cases, are they generally happy with their decision?
Beautiful painting from the Collection “SUNDAYS in NEW FARM PARK” by local New Farm artist.
Just got home from work and again, by the grace of God, managed to narrowly miss getting hit by a car on the Commercial Road crossing. It’s been about a month since the last time so I guess I was due. How many other people have begged the council to hurry up and start putting traffic lights on the corner of Doggett and Commercial Road? How long do we have to wait? Will take a death? I’m just curious...
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Our daughter wanted to do something to make a difference . So she set up an old fashioned lemonade stand to raise money for the St Vincent DePaul .... so proud
Hello, I am trying to make contact with Patricia Jane Wood, (or relatives of), whose husband flew with the RAAF in Wales, UK during, or just after WWII. I am also trying to make contact with Julius Toth, who had a pharmacy at 79B Merthyr Road in about 2007. Any advice, or guidance would be most welcome.
Hello Village News, I just want to comment on the Skyring Terrace article in your current issue. I too have fears that someone might be injured, perhaps fatally, in this area. This is mainly due to the number of pedestrians that jay-walk in the area rather than using the designated pedestrian crossings at the traffic lights. I regularly drive along Skyring terrace on my way to work. I frequently see people taking stupid risks crossing the section of road between the Breakfast Creek Road and Cunningham Street traffic lights, and have witnessed a near-miss when someone stepped out into the second lane of traffic from behind a transit vehicle (that obscured their view) that was stationary in the first lane. Your article references the relocation of CityGlider bus stop to its original position opposite the Gasometer, and that this again requires pedestrians to cross four lanes of traffic, but you don't mention that pedestrians have the option to safely cross those four lanes at either set of the lights located at the intersections I referenced above. It’s not a terribly long stretch of road. It hardly requires the pedestrian divert from their route to far, if at all? I don’t see that adding additional crossings in the area as being practical for traffic flow either. It may not be the only issue that needs to be addressed, but jay-walking is an important factor in the issue of pedestrian safety along this stretch, and I'm surprised that it wasn't even mentioned in your article. I’m curious to know what other drivers in this area think? Regards, Megan Miller New Farm
This monthly publication has matured into a high quality provider of news & current issues. A wonderful improvement. Well done to all those responsible. It is something we now look forward to each month. Keep up the great work. cheers