Ashleigh Howarth is a passionate journalist who has been working in the media industry for more than 10 years.
She has been the editor of several community newspapers, as well as a senior reporter at a metropolitan daily newspaper, all based in southeast Queensland.
Her favourite stories to write are the ones that lead to positive changes in the community, as well as travel, lifestyle, food and entertainment.
Ashleigh received her Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.
You can keep up-to-date with Ashleigh on Instagram by following @journo_ash_
The Latest from Ashleigh
Centuries after creating some of the world’s most recognisable pieces of classical music, composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Bach are being celebrated for their talents at Bribie Island’s University of the Third Age (U3A). Find out more about this unique class here
Every man needs his own shed, and luckily for the blokes of Dayboro there is a big one that’s decked out with all the tools and equipment they could ever wish for. Following an influx of members, the shed is continuing to go from strength to strength. Find out more here
A tantalising new menu bursting with wholesome summer-inspired ingredients and flavours is now on offer at North Lakes Sports Club. To celebrate the change of season, the club’s chefs have created an array of lunch and dinner options, including family favourites and bold new dishes. See what's on the menu here
Two disaster preparation seminars will be held across the region this month to give the community essential knowledge and resources to face upcoming summer weather challenges head-on. Find out how you can register here
Students from Clontarf Beach State School have generously donated more than 1000 food items to the Redcliffe Community Care Network to help feed the needy this Christmas. All the donations will be put into hampers and distributed to people who are homeless, in crisis, or struggling to make ends meet
A new sculpture that pays tribute to Bongaree, the first known Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia and contribute to the mapping of the Australian coastline, has been unveiled outside the Bribie Island Seaside Museum **FREE TO READ**
Providing a healthy environment for students to pursue their sporting aspirations and boost their physical and mental wellbeing is important to Bray Park State High School Principal Peter Turner. See the full list of programs the school offers here
Savvy shoppers who love hunting for bargains will find lots of preloved clothing, books, furniture, bric-a-brac and possibly even the kitchen sink when they visit Busy Fingers Op Shop at Bribie Island. Find out more about the store here
Staff from Ray White Woody Point have embraced the Christmas spirit early, buying food and toys that will go to people in need this Christmas. The donations will be given to Redcliffe Community Care Network for hampers to ensure everyone has a merry Christmas. Find out more here
A new community garden that aims to inspire people to grow their own healthy food in an urban environment will call Beachmere home. Located next to the Beachmere Hub, the garden is the result of many years of planning and fundraising. See the pictures here