Monday, April 20, 2009

Anzac Day at the Pyramids

Its a long way from Anzac Cove - and even Egypt for that matter - but the 20 metre granite pyramid at Henty Estate, Ballandean will form the backdrop for an unusual Anzac Day service on the Granite Belt this year .

Beginning at 5.15pm on Saturday 25 April, the memorial service will be conducted by pupils from neighbouring Ballandean State School. The programme includes a lunch option at Mason's winery before the service, or to stay for an informal supper afterwards. The programme is organised by the Brisbane Variety Club as part of their weekend safari to Stanthorpe with proceeds going to a number of local children charities across the Granite Belt.

Novel idea - great cause - learn more from Peter Watters

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stanthorpe Apples – The Celebrity Choice

Queensland ambassador chef for the state’s Q150 celebrations, David Pugh, has included Stanthorpe apples in his list of the top 15 food items in the state. His choice is quite specific, he wants Suttons apples.

Over at Hamilton, Bretts Wharf celebrity chef Alastair McLeod (pictured) shares the view that Stanthorpe apples are tops. Alastair is featuring them on national TV on "9am with David and Kim” at the end of this month.
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