Nundah’s Hole-In-The-Wall Cafe

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It might be Nundah’s smallest café, but Ant Espresso has made a big splash in Nundah.

Located between MLC Advice Nundah and Toombul Shire Hall, Ant Espresso serves specialty coffee by local roaster Wolff Coffee, skillfully prepared by owner Anthony Gelina, who has over nine years’ experience as a barista.

Anthony is a two-time BAC Barista Champion and prides himself on keeping things simple and doing it well.

“We’ve been looking at this space for over a year and the pieces fell into place nicely,” says Anthony. “We couldn’t be happier with how well the small space has turned out.”

Already popular among Nundah workers, Anthony says that those driving into the City have also sought out his coffee.

“With our location it’s perfect for people making their way into the city to peel off Sandgate Rd, park directly out front of the cafe, pick up their specialty coffee and make their way back onto Sandgate Rd without adding too much time to their trip,” says Anthony.

Ant Espresso is open Monday to Friday, 6am to 3pm.

Ant Espresso | 1147a Sandgate Road, Nundah
www.facebook.com/ant.espresso.cafe | www.instagram.com/ant.espresso

Nundah Family Drug Support

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Family Drug Support is a caring, non-religious organisation that provides non-judgemental support and education to families and friends of people that have an alcohol and/or drug dependence. Supporting families across Australia for well over twenty years, the not-for-profit, non-government service now has a Queensland base in Nundah.

At their newly opened Nundah office, Chrissie Kelly, Qld State Manager, and the team provide support and information to families who are struggling to cope when someone in their family is using.

“It is a difficult journey for family members. They often feel judged and shamed when someone in the family has alcohol and/or drug use concerns, and they face enormous challenges without support,” says Chrissie.

Family Drug Support offers a range of support services to assist family members, including a national 24/7 telephone support line (1300 368 186), support group meetings, information sessions and courses.

The local Nundah support group offers a non-religious, open meeting for family members affected by someone’s drugs and alcohol use. They are open to anyone and provide opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. The group runs the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7pm – 9pm at the Nundah Family Drug Support office.

For more information about upcoming information sessions and programs, contact Chrissie and the team at the Nundah office.

Family Drug Support Office | 3 Robinson Road, Nundah
Ph: 0484 002 181 | chrissie@fds.ngo.org.au

Honda gets the MDQ team on the move

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Thanks to The Honda Foundation and Northside Honda, the team from Muscular Dystrophy QLD (MDQ) now has access to a new Honda CRV, allowing them to visit more clients with muscular dystrophy.

Rob Brown, Principal Dealer at Northside Honda was only too happy to support MDQ’s application, particularly given his personal connection with the condition.

“My brother has muscular dystrophy so it’s a cause close to my heart. Being a condition that is less common, I have a unique understanding of the needs of people with MD and I know how imperative the services provided by the team at MDQ are,” he said.

MDQ CEO, Helen Frayne, said the new car would allow the MDQ team to travel to home visits and therapy sessions with clients.

“This vehicle will make it much easier for our team to deliver services and will also give us the chance to reach people living with muscular dystrophy and similar muscle-wasting conditions throughout South East Queensland,” says Helen.

“We’re so very grateful for the support.”

Muscular Dystrophy QLD | 1149 Sandgate Road, Nundah
Ph: 3243 9700 | www.mdqld.org.au

Get into the Game at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club

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The Northern Suburbs Bowls Club in Wavell Heights is encouraging locals to get into the game this summer.

With a brand new covered synthetic green, the local community is invited to try the new green at Friday Night Bowls events being held in December and January.

The new covered green gives total cover, allowing play to continue in rain and for games to be held in the evening.

Community members are encouraged to join in competitive games, held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, or to join in social activities held on Friday evenings.

“There is so much on offer at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club”, says Games Coordinator Jeff Taylor.

“Along with our competition and social games, we have a local schools bowling program, barefoot bowl event packages, corporate hire and bowls available for loan.”

“We look forward to welcoming families and community members to get into the game and give lawn bowls a go this summer!”

Northern Suburbs Bowls Club | 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights
Ph: 3359 2142 | bowls@nsbc.com.au

Nundah Cash Store Truck

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Here’s a blast from the past – locals Greg and Christine Stevens have recreated the Nundah Cash Store truck from the 1920s.

Greg and Christine spotted a photo of the original Nundah Cash Store truck on the wall at Simply Duo and decided to recreate the truck.

After finding a Chev in a truck yard in Perth, Greg and Christine set to recreating the truck, complete with signage in
the original style, so that it can be used in the community.

“We did not want a restored truck as it had to be still dressed in its work clothes,” says Christine. “This truck was a great starting point, with some mechanical issues, but a good base.”

“If locals would like it at their Nundah (or nearby) community events, we welcome them to call Christine on 0419 789 151 to use the truck for free,” says Greg.

Greg and Christine have a range of vintage vehicles, including a 1918 Model T Ford, a 1928 Indian Scout 101, a 1929 3-wheel Morgan, and a 1970 Morgan 4/4.

Greg and Christine Stevens | 0419 789 151

Meet Rhi at The Plant Lounge

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With a range of lush plants and beautiful ceramics, you’ll feel at peace as soon as you step in the door at The Plant Lounge.

Rhi, who took over The Plant Lounge earlier this year, is a passionate green thumb with a knack for indoor plant styling. She also loves to meet fellow plant enthusiasts – and those who are trying their best!

“We love to help our plant friends get the right plant – our pricing is super competitive and we stock a range of plants for every budget,” says Rhi.

“Indoor plants are only going to gain popularity in the coming years with people wanting to connect more to nature, with less opportunity to do that in their immediate environments.”

Rhi loves the village atmosphere that Nundah has, and loves chatting to new clients (especially if they bring in their pet dogs!).

“We love the support from the local community. We have people go out of their way to come and visit us, when they could go to a chain store. And they do that because they care about local business.”

The Plant Lounge | Shop 1, 8 Station Street, Nundah
www.theplantlounge.com.au | www.facebook.com/theplantloungenundah | www.instagram.com/theplantlounge