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Kathryn Vukovljak is a "CityNews" journalist.
FROM uncovering Roman “treasure” as a young man, emeritus professor Dr Peter Bellwood went on to dedicate his life’s work to archaeology.
As a teenager, Francis Owusu’s parents supported his desire to dance, but told him he had to “get a real job” as well. Now the CEO of Kulture Break is helping kids to get real careers, too.
DIANNE Porter’s “season of bereavement” started when her dad keeled over while watering the garden and ended three years later with her mother’s death from cancer. She's written a book about it.
WHEN Merlinda Bobis’ father was dying in the Philippines, he was comforted by two birds who would sing outside his window. Months later, the same orioles came to sing at his grave to comfort her mother. It was the start of a book.
Reporter KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK discovers that Queanbeyan author, poet and rapper Omar Musa has been using the quiet time of covid to build his talents in gardening and woodcuts.
Older people without smartphones are struggling to check-in to local businesses, says Jenny Mobbs, CEO of Council on the Ageing ACT.
TAKING time to listen to people’s stories is all part of the service for the volunteers at the Canberra Hospital Auxiliary, says president Therese Colosimo.
There's something in the “apple-a-day” adage – founder of Beltana Grange Orchard in Pialligo, Bert Hauptmann has just turned 99 and says he still loves apples as much as when he was a boy.
“But wait, there’s more” might well be the theme for Sue and Martin Wright’s Kambah garden, with well-established plantings creating maximum privacy around a series of outdoor rooms and secret spaces.
John and Liz Baker will open their low-maintenance Griffith “town garden” the first time later this month.
Fundraising is underway for a community-run funeral home which will offer lower-cost services and a caring approach.
Merryl Bradley’s “blended garden” combines veggie beds with striking foliage and ornamental shrubs carefully trimmed into curves. And she's opening it to the public.