JPG Blogs

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

January 15, 2019

Now that the search has begun for Lake Macquarie’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, we sat down with 2018’s winner, Andreena Kardamis, to chat about the award and everything that it means to her. Each year, Lake Macquarie City Council takes the opportunity to honour and celebrate key people and groups in the community that... Read More >

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

January 8, 2019

This one is for the adventurers! Follow our trail to experience all the natural wonders the Watagans have to offer, right on your doorstep at Watagan Park. Boarding House Dam Begin your journey with a scenic stroll past Boarding House Dam—a must-see starting point for any trip into Watagans National Park. Bring a picnic basket... Read More >

LOCAL RECIPE – WHOLESOME COCONUT MILK BREAKFAST PORRIDGE

January 3, 2019

Start the day fresh with this wholesome breakfast porridge recipe—coconut milk oats with cardamom, orange and pomegranate, thanks to Sanitarium. Did you know their original factory was located right here in Cooranbong, back in 1899? Sanitarium started with a mission to improve lives with a whole person view of health. Eating a nutritious breakfast is... Read More >

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

January 1, 2019

Venture beyond Watagan Park’s forest scenery and enjoy some aquatic adventures along the coast. CoastXP Take the family for an offshore adventure with CoastXP. This boating experience guides you along the beautiful Hunter coastline to enjoy gorgeous scenery and greet a mix of aquatic friends, including dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life. The Adventure... Read More >

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER

December 27, 2018

Spark a sense of adventure in your kids this school break with our list of fun-filled outdoor activities, from treetop adventures and park playtime to adorable animal encounters! Pasterfield Sports Complex This new complex at Cameron Park features one of Lake Macquarie’s biggest sporting fields, along with a skate park and loads of other sport... Read More >

‘TIS THE SEASON

December 18, 2018

With Christmas beckoning, now’s the time to start gathering your festive styling ideas to wow your guests! There’s nothing more welcoming in this holiday season than a thoughtfully-prepared Christmas table. Guests gather round the inviting scene, sharing family stories from the year before where Uncle John burnt the bbq lunch to a crisp and Nanna... Read More >

ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?

December 11, 2018

As the weather heats up early this year, bushfire season is upon us sooner than expected. But not to fret—Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade are here to make sure we’re prepped and ready! With up to 99 per cent of the state declared drought affected, and with insufficient rain to combat this, we could be in... Read More >

DON’T FENCE ME IN

December 4, 2018

We’ve scoured the Hunter for a friendly dog park, and found one of the best on our very doorstep—Speers Point. When it comes to our best friends (I’m talking about the ones of the four-legged variety), we want to make sure life outside of the four walls (or fences) for them is just as exciting... Read More >

HOP TO IT

November 27, 2018

Remember when the simple things in life kept kids entertained for hours? We think they still can! Embrace nostalgia and relive your childhood memories by setting up an authentic hopscotch court for your little ones. Step 1: Measure and mark the court Measure and mark the desired area for the hopscotch court. We made ours... Read More >

SPRING INTO SUMMER

November 20, 2018

There’s nothing better than getting outdoors in the fresh air and ticking some tasks off your to-do list, starting with your garden. Quench your garden’s thirst! The drier seasons welcome a host of problems for a flourishing garden. Because of this, your garden will need a bit more water than usual, and it will need... Read More >