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Can you see yourself laying down on a picnic rug under the trees, listening to the laughter of children as they play?

Many people are doing it tough at the moment. COVID-19 is placing new stresses on all of our working and social lives.

From the moment you walk into the house, your mouth will start watering. This beetroot, potato, bacon side will fill your house

***Great news for this weekend on the Eastern side of the lake. Following last weekend’s cancellation of the Float Your Boat parade

An exciting new family-friendly festival is coming to the shores of Lake Macquarie. At the Up in the Air festival, visitors can

The commemoration of ANZAC day is close to the heart of many Australians and New Zealanders. We remember those brave men and

Our first ever Lake Mac Autumn Fair will be held on Saturday 1st May at Speers Point Park between 9 am and

It isn’t often you get given something for nothing! We decided to make it super easy for you. We’ve created a list

We were absolutely blown away by the diverse talent our HSC kids delivered in their final visual arts submissions for 2020. In

There’s nothing better than a big cook-up on the weekend, and the smell of curry emanating from the kitchen certainly gets your

Lake Macquarie’s historic Coon Island conservation area, at Swansea, is under the spotlight for a name change. One of our local Indigenous

Dine and discover NSW is really going to help our struggling hospitality and tourism sectors across Lake Macquarie. This new scheme the

2020 will definitely be remembered in the history books across Lake Macquarie, Australia, and around the world. Every one of us has

Santa has been cruising the shores of Lake Macquarie for as long as I can remember. As a child, this was one

UPDATE: From 5 pm on Saturday 19th December, most Santa Run’s have been cancelled, except the Christmas Eve run by the Fire

Club Charlestown is proud to announce the opening of it’s new Courtyard area. With a focus on families, and supporting our community,

There’s a lot being planned for Toronto foreshore. Lake Mac City Council is in the process of designing a Toronto Foreshore Masterplan.

Coming across ticks in Lake Macquarie was part of growing up, especially during the warmer months. As a kid, after playing outside,

You know that feeling you get when you literally bounce out of bed in the morning? When the day finally arrives for

Just in time for Christmas, come and enjoy our newest shopping centre in Lake Mac. You can’t miss it on the Pacific

Love them or hate them, Lake Macquarie is home to a variety of snakes. Just a few of our natives include the

From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be fun. I’ll admit, I’m not a girlie girl, and

It’s always exciting when a new business comes to Lake Macquarie, and Warners Bay shops are very lucky. Especially when that business

In Australia every year more people die as a result of residential fires than of all our natural disasters combined. On average

Some may say that living in Australia is only for the brave. With 21 of the world’s most venomous snakes, blue-ringed octopus,

If you’ve headed out to the shops lately you may be finding that some of the things you’d normally buy are just

On my morning walk along the shore of Lake Macquarie, I could smell smoke in the air and it made me uneasy.

Moving home is one of the top 5 most stressful events in your life. I should know. I’ve just bought and sold

It’s that time of year again. We slip on our swimmers and thongs and head down to the lake to cool down.

If you’re out and about on a Friday night in Warners Bay, you’ll hear rhythm coming from the foreshore. It’s a place

Finding the right person for the job can be a challenge. We’ve all heard horror stories of tradies that haven’t turned up,

Want to hear some fantastic news? Valentine Hydrotherapy Swimming Pool has reopened its doors after a long closure. The pool was closed

When the LEGO® store Charlestown opened it’s doors mid-August amidst COVID-19 restrictions, we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy visit.

Port Stephens koala campaigners have been fighting a decision for the expansion at Brandy Hill Quarry amid concerns for the local koala

“A small coin made to make a difference” – The Royal Australian Mint We’re constantly reminded to look and find positive outcomes

It’s that time of the year again when we witness locals wearing bike helmets with cable ties pointing skyward, acting as a

The weather’s warming up and those winter clothes you’ve been comfortably living in are no longer suitable. If you’re anything like me

If your child is off school because they are symptomatic, then they need to be cleared of COVID-19 before returning. This is

We love our fur babies. There’s nothing better than coming home to a friendly face who’s ecstatic to see you walk through

Hold on to your pirate hats, and grab your children’s favourite wheels, because this park is going to be amazing! It began

Building a new home can be one of the biggest financial investments we make in our lifetimes. It’s an exciting time full

Imagine being homeless in Lake Macquarie at the moment. With nighttime temperatures falling into single digits, added to the current rain and

It’s official Costco’s coming to Lake Macquarie. Costco’s DA has been approved and the Hunter Regional Planning Panel has given it the

When you’re next standing at the kitchen bench chopping up your vegetables or slicing up your fruit, take note of what you’re

Yet another leaflet has landed in your post box. Discounts and ‘Buy now – pay later’ offers for the installation of a

We’re all too familiar with the afternoon kid’s shuttle service, but we also know how much they enjoy it socially, creatively, and

History seems to be repeating itself in the housing market. During the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919, the media created fear and

Sometimes we just need simple ideas to occupy the kids at home, and cooking can be so much fun. Whether it’s school

It’s often said that moving home is one of the most stressful times of your life. I should know. I’ve moved 5

This is one of my favourite soup recipes and it really does bring out the flavours of your white root vegetables. Parsnip

Lately, we’ve had the time to think about all the things we’d love to do but never seem to have the time

Are you still finding it difficult to buy toilet paper? I know I am. For the first time in about six weeks

You’ve got to admit, as soon as the temperature drops, cooking is back on your mind. There’s nothing better than the smell

When we discovered Sesames On The Lake, just a short walk from our front door, we couldn’t believe our luck. Sesames is

You have to love and embrace the Mediterranean diet. Mostly plant-based, rich in fruit and vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes. Packed full

We know we’re in a drought. We hear it whenever we click on our TV, read a newspaper or check our Facebook

On any given day more and more women, and girls, of all ages and backgrounds, are out enjoying what was certainly once

Can you bring a salad? I’m guessing if you’re like me you’ve heard this many times before. I love enjoying the food

When your partner asks if you’ve chosen the paint you want for your interior, don’t just say white. You’ll be sure to