“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary.

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Inspirations: Ian & Roma Edwards, Jan Juc Coast Action

When Ian and Roma Edwards moved to their Jan Juc cliff-top home, a damaged landscape marred their stunning views. So ...
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Inspirations: Margaret McDonald, Bird Life Australia

As summer crowds flock to our beaches, there’s one group of locals that needs some extra protection. That’s where Margaret ...
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Inspirations: Heather Jackman, Coffee and Kids Playgroup

Coffee and Kids playgroup’s popular Christmas Workshop is on again next week, with Uniting Church volunteers hosting a swag of ...
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Accolades: Cheers to a wave of change

For years the surf billboards in Torquay, Victoria, have raised my hackles. Why, I wondered, do the blokes get to ...
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Inspirations: Dennis McGuffie, Lions Train

Hands up those who’ve ridden the Lions Train. The iconic Surf Coast ride emerged from its winter hibernation at Sunday’s ...
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Inspirations: Claire Passlow, Surf Coast Toy Library

After living away from Torquay for two years, Claire Passlow was looking for a way to reconnect with local families ...
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Inspirations: Ros Gibson, ANGAIR show

ANGAIR’s popular Wildflower Weekend and Art Show is on again this weekend, making a "thank you" timely for the dedicated ...
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Inspirations: Rosemary Faris, Take A Breath Playgroup

A granny pulls a child-filled wagon around the yard of St Luke’s Anglican Church in Torquay as two mums, cuppas ...
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Inspirations: Lorraine Marshall, Torquay & District Historical Society

For history buff Lorraine Marshall, joining Torquay and District Historical Society was like being a kid in a candy store ...
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Inspirations: Mike Bodsworth, Anglesea Bike Park

When Mike Bodsworth moved to Anglesea seeking a lifestyle change about a decade ago, he was drawn to the town’s ...
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