Life begins at Halcyon

Former high-flyer touches down at Lakeside

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Lakeside newcomer Peter Hitchcock spent almost half of his 40-year public service career rubbing shoulders with premiers, prime ministers, ambassadors and even royalty.

The former accountant’s role as a senior protocol officer for Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet made him responsible for rolling out the red carpet for the Government’s VIP guests between the early 1980s and 2000.

Peter worked under successive Premiers, from Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen to Peter Beattie, arranging everything from airport pick-ups and hotel drop-offs for dignitaries to official receptions and State funerals.

The job also required him to organise trips and escort VIPs to key Queensland destinations, ...

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Gail and Lyle swap city stress for Parks life

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Almost a year after leaving the hustle and bustle of Brisbane, Halcyon Parks home owners Gail and Lyle Lister are definitely not looking back.

Instead, they’re looking forward to their daily bike ride, relaxing walks on the beach and catching up with their neighbours on the front patio.

The couple made their favourite beach holiday destination their new home mid last year and plan to spend their 60s living it up at Caloundra.

No longer tied to maintaining a big family home and garden at Brackenridge, Gail and Lyle are embracing a more active and social way of life.

“We wanted to do this ...

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Inter-community rivalry is on a roll

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Things are heating up on Halcyon’s bowling greens with the start of an inter-community tournament involving bowlers from Hope Island to Bli Bli.

The epicentre of this bowls rivalry is Glades, where a group of keen bowlers has organised to play each community in the Halcyon family over the next few months.

Kicking off in early March, the home-and-away series will see Glades play host to Halcyon Parks, Halcyon Greens (whose team includes some Vision bowlers) and Halcyon Waters respectively over three consecutive Sundays.

The Glades team will then travel to Lakeside, Landing and Parks for competition on Sundays during April and May ...

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It’s all aboard for the Glades cruisers

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Two's company on a cruise but 18 is a party, as a group of Halcyon Glades home owners discovered when they hit the high seas together.

Their time aboard the Sun Princess took the nine couples ‘Across the Ditch’ to experience everything from spectacular Milford Sound and historic Dunedin to art deco-inspired Napier and harbourside Auckland.

Tour leader “Mama” Carole Ritchie initiated the group trip after enjoying the same cruise six years ago.

“As the instigator, I was a bit anxious that people wouldn’t get along,” she said.

But like life at Halcyon, it was the ideal combination of spending time together and doing ...

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Rick helping nepalese kids one step at a time

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Vision by Halcyon home owner Rick Parkes is about to embark on an epic journey that will combine two of his great passions – trekking and the Nepalese people.

Aged 74, the experienced trail walker, mountain climber and seasoned world traveller is preparing to walk 817km along the northern coast of Spain to raise money for disadvantaged kids in rural Nepal.

To prepare for the 50-day journey, Rick has been pulling on a 10kg backpack and hitting the treadmill in Vision’s gym each day while also doing lots of stretching and completing a decent bushwalk each week.

In Spain, he will walk one ...

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Team Halcyon… Take your mark

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

It's ‘Game on’ for Team Halcyon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with close to 30 home owners and staff joining the small army of volunteers helping the city to host its biggest ever sporting event.

Halcyon Waters couple Ian and Marilyn Pedersen are among about 20 home owners from the Hope Island community who are volunteering during the 11-day event.

They are right on the frontline with Marilyn based at the Games Village as an assistant to the team from the African nation of Botswana. Her duties involve accompanying the team to their events as well as to the opening ...

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What life's like at Halcyon Lakeside

13 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Hear from some of our home owners on what life is like living at Halcyon Lakeside.

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Halcyon Lakeside Open Day

13 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Saturday 3 March was the Halcyon Lakeside Open Day. Check out all the fun we had on the day.

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Catering queen dishes up joy at Halcyon Glades

13 February 2018 | by Halcyon

It really is Fri-YAY at Halcyon Glades when the community’s catering queen, Mary Anne Messer, serves up dinner for between 60 and 90 of her fellow home owners.

As the social group’s kitchen co-ordinator, Mary Anne plans and prepares scrumptious two-course dinners every second Friday night in the community’s spectacular Long House Recreation Club.

Assisted by the club’s fully equipped commercial kitchen and a band of helpers, Mary Anne whips up dozens of delicious meals - for a value-packed $10 a head - as home owners gather for Happy Hour.

With menu items ranging from pork roast and spaghetti bolognaise to gourmet hamburgers ...

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Cafe society brewing on Lakeside’s doorstep

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners at Halcyon Lakeside are savouring a delicious slice of café culture with the opening of a fabulous alfresco eatery right on their doorstep.

‘The Local Bli Bli’ café and tapas bar is just metres from Lakeside’s second entry, so home owners can just stroll in for a freshly brewed cuppa, delicious lunch with friends, or dinner for two at sunset.

Perched on the edge of a picturesque lake, the café overlooks a state-of-the-art playground and is surrounded by walking trails, offering a vibrant outlook for patrons.

Steve and Carol Blackbourn have become regulars at The Local since it opened just before ...

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Jan and Terry open up about Halcyon Glades

09 February 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners Jan and Terry Tysoe will be rolling out the welcome mat and sharing Halcyon Glades with the public when the over 50’s lifestyle community throws open its gates on Saturday, February 17.
While Jan will be busy meeting and greeting visitors in Halcyon Glades’ display homes, keen sportsman Terry will be on the championship-sized bowling green to demonstrate how he’s making the most of his Halcyon Days.

“I really enjoy the open days because I’ve got a big sales background and love talking to people,” Terry said.

“When you finish work you feel like you’ve lost something, so Halcyon is ...

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Bli Bli

Bli Bli
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Bli Bli

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