Peter turned his hand to new creative career

WHEN you look at the work of woodturner Peter Farkas, it's almost as if you can see the rolling hills of his Pomona home in the smooth style of his work.

Caloundra twilight markets a success

BALLOONS GALORE: Matt Russell with his creations.

Locals and tourists combined enjoyed this season's markets.

This jazz comes with a Czech heart

STRIKING A CHORD: From the Czech Republic, Libor Smoldas.

LIBOR Smoldas ranks among the stars of the Czech jazz scene

Your guide to the Coast's best live music gigs

Bluesman Doc Span will perform at The Imperial Hotel Bunker on Saturday, January 21.

Plan your big weekend with our Gig Guide

SOAP BOX: I'll never forget you, soft cheese

OH CHEESE: How I miss you.

Why does everything delicious in life involve soft cheese?

Feel grapes squish between your toes at Stomp 2017

The Flame Hill Grape Stomp is fun for all ages.

Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville has announced the Stomp 2017 date

Is Australia about to face a garlic bread shortage?

George Weston Foods recalled garlic bread.

Garlic bread was supplied to food outlets and supermarkets

Could your family live in this space?

Weekend talks to a family of six who lived in tiny homes for about four years.

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Clean up your act and save hours

Encouraging children to clean up their mess will help them learn life skills and help you at home.

Follow these changes in your home tidying routine

It's time to discover our 12,000 native species

AUSTRALIA has more than 24,000 species of native plants. Compare this with the 1200 species native to England.

Beat the heat: top tips for a healthy summer garden

Possum Paradise owner Simone Youman with vegie seedlings. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Plants will survive the heat if you prepare and pick correctly.

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

60 plants stolen during heartless midnight raid

Michael Lukich, of Alstonville, pauses while replanting the hedge which thieves plundered, stealing about 60 plants overnight on Saturday.

Green thumbs on alert for thieves who dug-up pensioners' new hedge

The perfect time of year to grow Radishes

Add crunch with radishes.

Radishes are quick and easy to grow and they're tasty

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

Summer is the perfect time to get the kids in the garden.

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Act of generosity during holiday lifts Jennifer's spirits following husband's death

The ultimate squeeze

Ashley Seiler and Megan Sheehan's troopy in Lonquimay.

How do two people live in a troopy for a year?

The best way to do Margaret River

Tasting wine at Rosily winery in the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

All the very best this Western Australian gem has to offer

Hotel where each suite is worth $10 million

Helena Bay Lodge in New Zealand has been judged best newly opened hotel by Luxury Travel Intelligence.

The property cost $50 million with just

Do we have the most powerful passport?

Australian passport.Photo Cas Garvey / Daily Mercury

Our passport is not as powerful as we would like to believe

Worst passengers: Are you one of these monsters?

Oh great, this guy is on my flight

This is why politicians fly first class.

Indian Pacific travel a real Aussie adventure

Sheer elegance.

THE Ghan takes you across Australia with style and gourmet treats.

What's on the small screen this week

STAR-studded Australia Day celebrations and fascinating docos.

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Massive firework diverts planes, explodes 1.5km above Coast

1.5km HIGH: Clive Featherby is gearing up to launch the biggest firework seen in Queensland for 15 years.

The 40cm aerial shell will be visible from Bribie Island

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Sustainable clothing a 2017 trend

Items from Yevu Clothing's November 2016 release.

Fashion production in spotlight

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

City pin-up Miss Diamond Divine will sparkle in Las Vegas

PIN-UP: Photographer Shelley Lester has taken these pin-up shots for her business Scarlett Noir in Toowoomba. Pictured is alternative model Miss Diamond Divine from Toowoomba.   /Scarlett Noir Photography

Pin-ups around the world flock to Vegas to be centre stage

High tech fashion to dazzle and correct posture

The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen

One tech jacket has 29 pockets - including for two laptops

After learning to walk again, Jesse's a pageant finalist

17-year-old Hervey Bay girl Jesse Heldens is a national finalist of the Miss Galaxy 2017 competition.

She's a Miss Galaxy Australia national finalist.

New supermarket a success, so what was first purchase?

COAST'S new supermarket opening a success and history was made with the first-ever purchase.

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

How using dry mode on your air-conditioner can cut your energy bill

New Coast supermarket only hours away from opening

EXCITING: The Coast is set to see more of this with a new supermarket set to open.

The countdown is on for grocery bargain-hunters

Support locally grown produce and hand-crafted goods

Fresh produce is among the items on offer at markets throughout the Sunshine Coast.

Grab a bargain and be entertained at one of the Coast's markets

We've seen the future and it's scary for retailers

UBTECH's Lynx, a video-enabled humanoid robot with Amazon Alexa, is demonstrated at CES International  in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Amazon putting bricks and mortar retailers on their collective knees

Coast-made app gives on-the-spot coffee, hotel discounts

Buddy founder, Noosa resident Danny Simmonds.

Before you pay your cafe bill, check this app out

'G'day mate, would you chill the beer for me...''

A Samsung representative demonstrates Family Hub 2.0 - the new fridge with voice control - at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

You could find yourself talking to the fridge more than you think

United in diversity

Let's celebrate our differences instead of fearing them

How is your relationship with food?

The CSIRO has come up with an online tool that assesses Aussies' personalities and classifies them into one of five diet types.

Find out how your personality influences your meal choices

How this woman saved more than $45,000

NOT BUTS ABOUT IT: Corie Goetez has saved more than $45,000 since giving up the smoke six years and 14 weeks ago.

Two stories of how and why people quit smoking.

What is in this Weekend?

Lara Nobel's tiny home in inner-city Brisbane.

Find out what to expect from the Weekend magazine

Acting Mayor slams party politics over med school

SCATHING: Sunshine Coast Councillor and Acting Mayor Tim Dwyer has rinsed Caloundra MP Mark McArdle.

Dwyer grills Caloundra MP Mark McArdle over med school statement

How to strengthen your bones & prevent osteoporosis

Strengthen your bones using regular weight-bearing and resistance exercises.

HOP, skip, jump, run, lift and dance your way to stronger bones.

Playdough made easy

Try these playdough recipes using regular household ingredients.

Mum's rant on cost of school supplies goes viral

"24 whiteboard markers PER student...are you serious!?"

'Strict' but 'gentlemanly' teacher's last test

Geoff Dieckmann.

Ipswich educator retires after a 47-year career

Facebook bans ads for pregnancy services

Midwife Amanda Bude is having difficulty advertising on Facebook as they continue to ban photos of fully dressed pregnant women. Amanda is pictured working with Haley Hughes, who is 9 months pregnant, on a hypnotherapy birth.

Advertisements with baby-bump photos are being deemed too offensive

'Miracle baby': Why Molly's mum is already in tears

Molly Bryson is getting ready for her first day of prep at West Moreton Anglican College with her mum Krystal.

In the first two years Molly was taken to hospital 27 times.

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Parents horrified by mould inside Sophie the Giraffe

Dana isn’t the only one who has found Sophie’s secret

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

THE question has been asked far and wide across the land, where can one find a loyal and trustworthy bloke?

What is the point of sex? It's good for you

Sex is central to who you are as a person.

New dating show strips down contestants

Ryan and Seraphine get to know each other by stripping down 60 seconds after meeting.

It's said to be one of the most “diverse” dating shows yet.

Hilary Duff finds dating tough

Hilary Duff is only attracted to "one guy a year".