The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from January 15, 2011

a[euro][approximately]Feel-Good' Paintings Lift Spirits
aroundthe galleries with Sandy Pottinger sandypottinger@bigpond.com THE curious hiatus that occurs around the time the old year folds its swag and the new year explodes into existence is reflected in the local art scene. The exhibitions...
Bliss on a Stick at Swank and Indulgent Outrigger
NOOSA wasn't to blame. Outrigger Little Hastings Street was faultless, too. And Stephanie's Ocean Spa tried its best. But after 24 years of marriage and two kids, any attempt to enjoy a romantic weekend away was probably doomed to failure....
Cafe Cooks Up Special Offer to Aid Flood Relief; Appeals Provide Opportunities for All to Assist Victims
Byline: Kate Dodd @thechronicle.com.au CAFE Forte is just one of Toowoomba's many businesses helping with flood disaster relief donations. The cafe will be running a special price breakfast and brunch buffet for $10 and will donate $5 for every...
City's Heart Beats Again as Businesses Open Doors
Byline: Peter Hardwick @thechronicle.com.au THOUGH having taken a direct hit in Monday's flash flood, Toowoomba's CBD is again open for business and welcoming customers. While a few inner-city stores simply could not re-open as yet, Chamber of...
Civic:High-Energy Appearance
THE Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan are making world debuts at the North American International Auto Show, providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale...
Classic Musical Gets Makeover
IN writer/director Steven Antin's finger-snapping, eye-popping and atmospheric musical Burlesque, a time-honoured tale of showbiz aspirations fulfilled Co and the hallmarks of a classic form of live entertainment Co get a dazzling, fun movie makeover....
,CyCircus' Night Fires Appetite for More
ACCORDING to Alison Mooney, Metro Cafe's exhibition Circus: an exploration of wonder was about expecting the unexpected. Circus was the cafe's final seasonal exhibition for 2010 and promised an assortment of circus performers, dancers, live art...
Discovering the Finest Harbour in the World
SYDNEY WEEKENDER Captain Cook Cruises' Captain Cook's Explorer can welcome aboard up to 124 guests in 62 cabins on a two-night voyage, leaving King Street Wharf each Friday night. For more information, visit www.captaincook.com.au EVEN on...
Farming Cultivates Goodwill
THE clearing of land for farming on the Darling Downs fast turned Toowoomba into a provincial centre. This editorial of April 12, 1873, points to the optimism it brought at the time: OUR PROGRESS IN SETTLEMENT During the last year a significant...
Financial Assistance to Help Ease Recovery Pain
business beat Peter Ambrosiussen THE tragedy that swept our city and the towns below the Range is a disaster of a magnitude we have not experienced before. The number of people who have died or are still missing in this wall of water has...
Flood Death Toll Rises to 16
Byline: John Farmer @thechronicle.com.au Donna Rice, 43 Toowoomba Jordan Rice, 13 Toowoomba Steven Matthews, 56 Murphys Creek Sandra Matthews, 46Murphys Creek Bruce Marshall, 67Grantham Woman aged in her 30sGrantham Young boyGrantham...
Floods Bring Good with the Bad
secret garden with Justin Russell justin@kerfunken.com WHAT a summer. As I write, another torrential downpour is passing over my garden and I've just received word that Toowoomba's three dams are overflowing. This is tremendous news for us...
Joke's on Gervais, He'll Do It All Again
IRREVERENT English comedian Ricky Gervais is back to host the Golden Globe Awards for a second time. And although he's not quite ready to populate the show with the boundary-pushing material he favours for his stand-up tours, he is promising to...
Milk Finding Way Back onto Shelves
Byline: Kate Dodd kate.dodd@thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA'S Bevan Betros said residents need to stop panicking about food stock levels in the city. He received a large milk order on Thursday night after the Cunningham's Gap opened and has sourced...
Millions Moving On
Byline: GLEN McCULLOUGH glenm@thechronicle.com.au QUEENSLAND'S sombre mood will strike an eerie paradox today when one of the state's major annual events runs parallel with its ongoing flood disaster. In amongst the continuing flood heartbreak...
Pigeon Racing Flies High Fourth-Generation Pigeon Racers Keep City Club Flying High; Feathered Sport Boasts a Long Pedigree in Toowoomba
BIGRead with Doug Parrington doug.parrington @thechronicle.com.au IT'S high-tech, fast, dangerous and each of the thoroughbred competitors can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Enthusiasm for the sport has taken off spectacularly in...
Rina Joins Growing List of Heroes after Flood; Teen Risks Her Own Life
Byline: Adam Davies @thechronicle.com.au WITHCOTT'S Rina Heyns is being hailed a hero after her actions at the height of Monday's flash flood disaster. The 19-year-old works in her father Machiel's store, Stevemic Meats at Withcott, which was...
Sigma Moves to Cut Debt
MELBOURNE: Shareholders of Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd have sent the debt-laden drugs maker into rehabilitation by approving the sale of its pharmaceuticals unit to relieve its $1.09 billion debt burden. Sigma shareholders yesterday approved the sale...
War Service Highlights True Blue Aussie's Life
FREDERICK William aGordona Warr was a true blue Aussie and proud of it. Born in Warwick to Fred and Georgina Warr, Gordon was the second son in a family of four a[pounds sterling] two boys and two girls. He was very proud of the fact that he...
Worms Offer Top Compost
IF thoughts of a steaming-hot compost pile in your backyard are just not practical for whatever reason, consider making a worm farm instead. It's a great project for even apartment gardeners and a super project to involve kids. Vermicomposting,...
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