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Digital edition 4 September

CANBERRA living treasure Larry Sitsky is about to turn 80. The internationally acclaimed composer is non-plussed, asserting good health and dismissing the fuss saying: “It’s just a number”.
In a fond birthday profile, arts editor HELEN MUSA says despite his age, Sitsky still enjoys getting up people’s noses.

Digital edition 28 August

THERE are few better ways of celebrating the change of season than in the garden. And, as spring begins, KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK discovers no one has more gardens on her mind than our cover subject Bronwyn Blake, the local liaison officer for Open Gardens Australia.
Meanwhile, our gardening guru CEDRIC BRYANT shares some startling new thoughts about growing roses.

Digital edition 21 August

IN a world where horror is easily accessible via the internet, it’s better to be proactive and realistic about when children look at conflict and violence, says Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN as she wrestles with the perennial problem of when to let kids watch the TV news.

Digital edition 14 August

MICHAEL MOORE says the Federal government should save us from Facebook, ROBERT MACKLIN doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at Minister Eric Abetz, MAREA FATSEAS puts the case for better planning around the Brickworks and CEDRIC BRYANT rejoices that there’s only a fortnight to spring planting fever!

Digital edition 24 July

“IT was suggested a reasonable figure for maintaining our 500,000 trees to be $12m annually… In recent years I understand the figure has been about $4m or less,” writes a forlorn CEDRIC BRYANT in a damning piece arguing how government is neglecting Canberra’s urban forest. Happy National Tree Day on July 27.

Digital edition 17 July

“BEFORE I know it, an hour has passed… and I’m feeling somewhat blindsided by a number of accurate insights and messages from beyond the grave that Angie could not possibly have known about or Googled, and I’m not quite sure how she did it”. Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK is gobsmacked by Angie Clairvoyant.

Digital edition 19 June

NO matter how good you are, or at least try to be, escaping swearing is pretty hard in this day and age, bemoans Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN. She says as her children have grown up, they have got used to some idiosyncratic sayings from their mother. She shares some of them this week.

Digital edition 12 June

FILM reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is grumpy about Nicole Kidman’s “Grace of Monaco”, sports writer TIM GAVEL (OAM) worries if the media is too hard on young players, MICHAEL MOORE has a strong word about parliamentary privilege and CEDRIC BRYANT loves the milder weather in the garden. All in all, another great edition.

Digital edition 5 June

STAR local cellist David Pereira is about to lose the use of his beloved borrowed 18th century Italian Guidantus. The family that has allowed him to play the 1730 cello is selling it. Worth around $500,000, Pereira tells arts editor HELEN MUSA that he’s urgently looking for someone to save it from being lost to the region.

Digital edition May 22

AS students spend more time with their fingers on a keyboard than wrapped around a pencil, does handwriting still have a place in today’s tech-driven classrooms? That’s the question posed in this week’s cover story, though you get some sense of what our model, five-year-old kindergartner Rosie Vukovljak, thinks.

Digital edition May 15

JOHN GRIFFITHS, in his new column about world-wide webbery, tells an astonishing story of how the recording of a slinky tumbling down an escalator in Civic went viral and has had more than three million views. Less viral is Lance the giant celebrity cockroach, who is attracting star status at Questacon.

Digital edition May 8

SNAPPER Belle Garfath set out celebrate in photographs Canberra’s little fighters – “You know, the kids that have had to fight for life, that have been through so much,” she told reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK. “They’re so inspiring to me… these kids are truly amazing.” And so are her photos on this week’s cover and inside.