Month: October 2017

How to make the right fashion statement this Melbourne Cup

Ipswich’s Maree Horseman knows the best way to make a fashion statement at the races. In recent years she has become a regular in Fashions on the Field competitions. Earlier this year she won Fashions on the Field at Ladies’ Oaks Day as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and last year she was a preliminary finalist on all three days of the prestigious Melbourne Cup at Flemington. “I’ve always been interested in fashion and I enjoy entering Fashions on the Field because it’s both a creative outlet and a chance to dress beautifully and wear millinery,” she...

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River 94.9 tops first Ipswich radio survey results

The first Ipswich radio survey has seen River 94.9 dominate the ratings. The survey, conducted by Xtra Insights, a company which is doing regional surveys throughout the country, showed 26.4% of all listeners in the greater Ipswich region listened to River 94.9 from Monday to Sunday. The only demographics who seemed to be turned off by the local commercial station were at the two ends of the demographic spectrum – losing out to Hit105 in the 18-24 age bracket (31.1% for Hit105 against 19.7% for River) and to ABC Radio Brisbane in the 65-plus crowd of whom 20% tuned...

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How Ipswich is rewriting the book on libraries

Ipswich Central Library has taken a page out of the retail book with its latest initiative setting the shelves alight with activity. The sleek and stylish Market Place collection features a face-out presentation that replaces the traditional spine-out display found in most libraries. The collection includes the top 10 books from retail stores, trending titles, staff selections, kids’ classics and popular fiction genres like paranormal romance, thrillers and sci-fi. The best and brightest in gardening, cooking, health, money, memoirs, war, history and design are also featured. Library Business Services Manager Matt Pascoe said customers had welcomed the changes, with stats showing a considerable boost in borrowings. “Your...

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11 things to do: Special Melbourne Cup Edition

1. Ipswich Jets Grab your friends and head to Ipswich Jets RLFC. From 11.30am, there will be a hold and cold buffet, including dessert. Sparkling on arrival. Sweeps and raffles, prizes for best dressed and best hat. Cocktails available. Books essential, 3202 1887. WHERE: 15 Downs St, North Ipswich COST: $59.90 (members) 2. Falvey's Grand Hotel Enjoy a champagne buffet lunch in the bistro from 11.30m. It’s a hot and cold buffet with a selection of meats, seafood, sushi, salad, sweets and savory. A glass of champagne is also included. The race will be shown live in the bistro and sports bar. WHERE: 406 Warwick Rd, Yamanto COST: $26.95 per person  3. Char'd Dining at The Prince Alfred Hotel Celebrate the race that stops the nation at Queensland’s Hotel of the Year 2016. Char’D at the Prince Alfred Hotel is offering a three-course lunch including a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival. The race will be shown on the big screen and there will be sweeps and best dressed prizes. For every ticket sold $5 will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation. Bookings Essential. Call 3282-1577 to book now. WHERE: 170 Brisbane Rd, Booval COST: $49.90 4. Ipswich Country Club Enjoy a two-course set menu (entree and main). A complimentary pot of beer, wine, sparkling or soft drink on arrival is included. Prizes will be given for best dressed, and...

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Ipswich Quiz: Week 5 brain busters

Wrap your head around our weekly quiz about Ipswich. There’s no phone a friend, and we didn’t survey an audience of 100 people. There are 10 questions, with bragging rights at stake … until next week when we bring you 10 more brain busters. Don't miss your weekly brain bender. get it sent free to your email address Now you've got me...

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