Author: Brad Weier

Hottest September day in 74 years: How to survive the scorcher

Temperatures are tipped to reach 35 degrees on Saturday followed by 37 on Sunday and Monday. It’s summer in September and we’ve got hot tips to keep you cool. Ipswich is set to sweat through its hottest September day in 74 years on Sunday. The temperature is expected to hit 35 on Saturday followed by 37 on Sunday, just two degrees shy of the all time September record of 39.2 set in 1943. Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologist Adipi Sharan said the September scorcher would be fanned by winds from the north-west. “A big cold front is moving into the south-west...

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Ride a bike, watch a band, catch a fish: 11 Things to Do September 22 to 24

1. Blink 182 and Green Day Experience Get ready for some high energy entertainment as this trio pays tribute to two of the 90’s most recognisable rock bands. WHEN: Saturday 23 September, 8pm to 11pm WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval COST: Free 2. A Cinderella Story Flashback Friday feels hit the big screen in Ipswich. Come in your favourite formal, masquerade or footy gear for your chance to win a prize for best dressed. WHEN: Friday 22 September, 6.30pm WHERE: Limelight Cinemas Ipswich, Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre COST: $9.50 per person 3. River Heart Cycle and Walk Get on your bike and discover...

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Five key community outcomes from the September Ipswich City Council meeting

1. Christmas comes early for community groups Santa has given a big thumbs up to 33 community organisations with Ipswich City Council distributing $40,000 worth of Christmas grants to groups including churches, schools, charities and support bodies. The grants will help these non-profit community organisations host Christmas and New Year events involving thousands of Ipswich ratepayers and their families. We are recognising more than 30 events across the region and celebrating the festive season. These organisations spread joy at a very important time of year. Cr Charlie Pisasale Arts and Social Development Committee 2. Ipswich Libraries achieves eSmart status Ipswich Libraries has...

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School holidays are here: 11 Things to Do September 19 to 21

1. Loose Ends: Theatre for Families The workshop is open for Paris-trained circus artist Jens Altheimer’s show about friendship and acceptance in an eccentric world of puppets. Book your tickets here. WHEN: Now until Sunday 1 October, 10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich COST: $7 per person, under 2s free 2. Libraries Up Late: Escape Room Challenge yourself in this ultimate race against the clock. Work together and solve a series of puzzles to escape the room. For adults and teens 13+. Register here. WHEN: Thursday 21 September, 5.30pm, 6.15pm and 7pm WHERE: Ipswich Central Library,...

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Find out what five winners have been doing since this year’s Ipswich Australia Day Awards

Do you know an inspiring individual or an engaging event? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Ipswich Australia Day Awards. We caught up with five people to see what they’ve been doing since taking top honours earlier this year. Citizen of the Year Awarded to someone aged 26 or over as at 26 January next year for their outstanding contribution and commitment to the City of Ipswich. Since being named 2017 Ipswich Citizen of the Year I have established Springfield Lakes Nature Care. We are an incorporated group that does little things in the community to raise awareness of the environment. So far...

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