A cool weekend of music and waves awaits at the southern end of the Gold Coast.
TOURISM boss Simon Latchford expects the Sunshine Coast to be home to Australia's No.1 food festival within three years.
Six German fishermen and their families established picture-perfect town in early 1800s - it's changed little since.
MISS Pepper was the first teacher I knew who truly marched to the beat of her own drum.
Visitors to Moreton Island enjoy the sunny days but the need for extra light played a key role in the island's history.
Makepeace Island on the Noosa River is now available for exclusive-use hire as a top-end wellness retreat.
IT'S not all joyous carol-singing and merriment in homes across the Sunshine Coast this week.
I'm unashamedly one of those people who like to spoil others at Christmas.
Alaska adventure through Misty Fjords National Park displays nature's masterpieces in all their glory.
HIGH-level communication is part of what makes us human and sets us apart from other species, but I hold grave fears for the art of conversation in the future.
Shirley Sinclair is community engagement editor at Sunshine Coast Newspapers, often moonlighting as weekend editor, features/travel writer and intern co-ordinator. She has been a full-time working journalist since 1983, when she began as a cadet with the South Burnett Times in Kingaroy. Later, she spent just over a year in features at the Gold Coast Bulletin before putting down roots on the Sunshine Coast. She has held various reporting, editing, designing and newsroom management roles since joining the Sunshine Coast Daily newsroom in 1985. Shirley enjoys helping writers improve their style and further their careers (she has tutored journalism part-time at the University of the Sunshine Coast for a decade, mentors Daily reporters and supervises journalism students from southeast Queensland universities doing work experience in the newsroom). As well as her grown-up family, her passions are travel (she is a writer member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers), music, sport and enjoying the Coast lifestyle. Her greatest joy is helping give people a voice – be that community groups, journalism students, theatre groups, musicians, artists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things.