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Community Groups | Jun 22nd 2013
Smart Lifestyle Centre building for community lease
The Smart Lifestyle Centre (formerly the MI Sport & Recreation Club) building is now available for a community organisation to lease.
Community Groups | Jun 20th 2013
Roy Morton
Roy Morton
Ex-Picnic Bay student, Roy Morton, remembers
Due to family commitments Magnetic Times was unable to properly cover the wonderful centenary celebrations of the Picnic Bay School over the long weekend. Fortunately local, Helen Downs, has provided us with a terrific insight into times gone by after she interviewed ex-Picnic Bay student, Roy Morton. Following is her article.
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Community Groups | Jun 6th 2013
The first aircraft to land in Townsville
The first aircraft to land in Townsville
Picnic Bay School Centenary - an entree
This weekend, and into next week, a major celebration will occur on Magnetic Island when the Picnic Bay School celebrates its centenary. As an appetiser for this colourful and much-anticipated occasion, H.O. McColl, AKA Charlie McColl, has put together the following entree - a taste of those times - of which we can expect much more in the next few days.
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Community Groups | May 24th 2013
Picnic Bay School Centenary Celebrations
Picnic Bay School turns 100 in June and everybody is invited to the celebrations in June 2013. Following is the Centenary Program.
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Community Groups | Apr 2nd 2013
MISS children at PCYC
MISS children at PCYC
PCYC for Island
Any children enrolled from prep to grade 7 on Magnetic Island are invited to join the newly-formed Police Citizens Youth Club - a not for profit organisation improving Queensland communities through youth development - which is being held before and after school and during school holidays at the MI State School.
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Community Groups | Mar 21st 2013
Allison Hope (centre) with the Magnetic Island SES crew
Allison Hope (centre) with the Magnetic Island SES crew
Magnetic SES volunteer does us proud
A nation watched in awe and anguish in February this year as the city of Bundaberg went beneath the most massive flood in the town’s known history. With thousands evacuated and hundreds of homes laid waste the eventual clean-up was going to be massive. But in the proudest of Australian traditions others came to lend a hand. One of them was a Magnetic Island State Emergency Service volunteer, with a surname to suit her task: Allison Hope.
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Community Groups | Mar 14th 2013
Pat Trewin at a recent RSL stall
Pat Trewin at a recent RSL stall
MI RSL looking up but positions need filling
After a tough financial struggle last year it is indeed a relief to learn that the Magnetic Island RSL Sub-Branch, after some careful financial guidance by the board, is in better shape and, as President Pat Trewin says, "is poised for a positive future". The good news comes before one other major hurdle for the club: to elect a new committee at the AGM this Sunday, but with no present nominations for the positions of President nor Secretary.
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Community Groups | Jul 3rd 2012
Magnetic Island Navy Cadets on parade
Magnetic Island Navy Cadets on parade
Can our Navy Cadets survive?
Learning real hands-on skills such as sailing or getting a powerboat license, marine engineering, and communications, gaining confidence and a sense of leadership, plus just plain old having fun, are what the Magnetic Island Navy Cadets are all about. But, right now, due to the retirement or departure of a number of staff off Magnetic, the organisation, which has helped build the lives of Islanders between the ages of 12 and 19, since 1999, may have to close due to a lack of staff (who don’t need a military background) particularly women staff.
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Community Groups | May 12th 2012
Men's Shed coffee morning
An informal coffee morning will be held at Solar City on Thursday May 17th from 10am to 11.30am.
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Community Groups | Feb 5th 2012
Islanders meet to discuss the Men's Shed
Islanders meet to discuss the Men's Shed
Men's Shed meeting leads to working group
It's attracted lots of interest and quite a few comments from across the community already and now Magnetic Times is pleased to provide this following update on the formation of a Men's Shed on Magnetic Island. The article was kindly provided by Magnetic Island Community Care Coordinator, Kim Pierce
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Magnetic Island SES news
Following is a message from the Magnetic Island State Emergency Service, Group Leader, Mr Murray Withers [ read more ]
Help save a child
Did you know that every 26 seconds a child is being lured or sold into the sex trade [ read more ]
MI History and Craft Centre Inc. & Magnetic Museum
Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre and Magnetic Museum is a vital cultural resource for the Island and region [ read more ]
Nippers test their skills
The waters of Magnetic Island are not only an ideal nursery for fish and corals but for some impressive young surf life savers too [ read more ]
Aquapella back on stage
Magnetic Island and Townsville’s own celebrated choir will give a triumphal return concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday 21 November [ read more ]
AGM season
Two important Magnetic Island organisations will hold their Annual General Meeting this coming week [ read more ]
Cry for help answered
Magnetic Island Fauna Care Organisation (MIFCO) are often called on to help out sick, injured and orphaned wildlife but last weekend it was their call for help that was answered by two generous people [ read more ]
Season over for Magpies
Congratulations to the U13's Maggie Magpies AFL Team coached by Peter Young for putting up a hard but unsuccessful fight in a low scoring Preliminary Final against the Tigers Black Team [ read more ]
Magnetic Island RSL
Offering support for ex-service personnel and veterans of foreign wars; members and their families; and the community [ read more ]
Life in the Deep Ocean
When Hollywood gets to work making the next scary space monster movie chances are they will be drawing their inspiration from somewhere a lot closer to home [ read more ]
Celebrate Vesak tonight
Tonight (Friday 19 May), for the fourth time on Magnetic Island, the Buddha's birth, enlightment and final passing will be celebrated by Magnetic Buddha Dharma [ read more ]
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Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
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Should Magnetic Island commission a sculpture to celebrate the achievements of Julian Assange?
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