Monthly Archive: February, 2012

Musical talent is child’s play

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   ACADEMICS have long drawn links between active engagement with music and a child’s personal development.Playing an instrument, learning to sing or just listening to Mozart are successful methods that… Continue reading

Hobby turns into feature film

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN When Maurine Gibbons decided to write a book five years ago, it was supposed to be just a hobby.Fast forward to today and her side project has evolved from a… Continue reading

Making vows on Valentine’s Day

 BY SANDRA SIAGIAN SHE made the proposal, he will wear shorts, and the celebration will go ahead rain or shine. When Maryann Tohmeh and Dominique Ziadeh, both of Brighton-Le-Sands, get married today they… Continue reading

Brothers opt for artwork in wild style

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN ZOMBIES and beards may not sound like the most conventional subjects for art but it seems to work for two creative brothers. Joel and Eden Moore, who go by their… Continue reading

No change in interest rates

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   THE Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold at its first meeting of the year, despite expectations of a third consecutive rate cut.Home owners and borrowers… Continue reading

Be saved from stress about your wedding with an outdoor venue

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN IF THE weather is right and the season is favourable, outdoor settings can serve as an ideal venue for a wedding. Whether it’s a beach, garden or a large backyard,… Continue reading

‘Please marry my boy’: Mum’s home is where the heart is

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   THEY say a mother knows best — but would you trust her with your love life?Matthew Kenny, 28, of Cronulla, never thought he would give his mother control over… Continue reading