Don’t dismiss the reliable classics

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says “old-fashioned", reliable plants like rosemary, thyme, heaths and heathers will never go out of fashion.

Keep pets in place for older owners, says vet 

OLDER pet owners need to be able to stay with their pets as they age, says Dr Eloise Bright, vet and president of volunteer community organisation Pets and Positive Ageing

Bateman to leave Raiders when the season ends

Canberra Raiders forward John Bateman will depart the club at the end of the season to pursue "other long-term options", according to the club.

Where the food is on fire

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON enjoyed iso-home-delivery of flavourful food from Black Fire in Braddon. 

No better time for the beauty of bottles

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT celebrates the spectacular bottle tree. 

The morning scramble to ‘snuggle mummy first’

"At six and four, my kids might not need the attention that as babies they demanded from me, but the daily closeness and physical affection that they so clearly want from their mum warms my heart," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

Calls for FFA to consider Canberra as a host city 

The Canberra Liberals has written to Football Federation Australia, asking for it to reconsider Canberra’s involvement in the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup after the ACT government chose not to bid for a local game. 

When the television set doesn’t go off…

WENDY MACKLIN gets a taste of technological triumph when she masters the off switch of a new hi-tech television set!

When a decent sherry was just the job

Wine columnist RICHARD CALVER gets a trifle nostalgic about sherry. 

There’s rarely been a dull moment in Eden-Monaro

"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks back on the colourful history of the federal seat of Eden-Monaro, the subject of a July 4 by-election. 

Wonky service delivers ‘pizza perfezione’

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON went to Manuka’s Antica Ricetta for Italian comfort food on a windy, wintery day.

Feeling lonely? Take to the garden

GARDENING is helpful for good mental health, particularly with the isolation created by COVID-19, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Get in quick for winter colour

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests tough winter flowers to give the garden colour in the colder months.

Pub grub’s cooking at the coast

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON braved the crowds and headed to the Cobargo Hotel for pub fare and to support the small community.

Looking for the lovely legs of a good wine

"The viscosity issue is fun to observe and one way to talk about a wine that disappoints in not being as 'big' as you had hoped is to say it lacks legs," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER.  

When the leaves keep falling and falling…

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT looks at dealing with the endless falling leaves at this time of the year.

Wallet-crushing in search for ‘something spectacular’

"I wanted something spectacular. On the wine list were a couple of Barolo’s, the Italian wine from the Piedmont region made entirely from the varietal Nebbiolo," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER stepping out for the first time in a while. 

Not packed, but dining is a thrill

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON galloped into Lamshed’s in Yarralumla as soon as restrictions allowed diners to return.

‘Beautiful’ image of reconciliation

LOCAL landscape photographer FLYNN HOPKINS shot this awesome photo of the National Carillon, beside Lake Burley Griffin, during the Projections for Reconciliation Week and the recognition of 20 years since the Sydney Harbour Bridge reconciliation walk.

How a movie sent merlot sideways

"Seeing the movie 'Sideways' again got me thinking about how unfair the insecure hero is towards merlot and how I now want to slap him," writes our normally passive wine columnist RICHARD CALVER.

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