WITH temperatures dipping thanks to the onset of autumn, you might think things would be slowing down a little at Ripley.
But that's not the case as we bring you a bumper edition full of interesting features and news articles.
Our cover story this month centres around Brisbane Broncos Sam Thaiday, who topped the bill at the Ecco Ripley community's first Ipswich Jets Junior Development Clinic.
The event, part of Ecco Ripley's first Family Footy Festival, met with an overwhelming show of support from local residents from Ipswich, Logan and greater Brisbane.
More than 150 children pounced on the opportunity to develop their rugby league skills and meet one of the game's biggest stars, Llewellyn Motors ambassador Sam Thaiday, while hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the associated festivities at Ecco Ripley Brooking Parklands on Sunday.
On page five, financial expert and Sunrise presenter David Koch explains the best time to invest in residential property to make the best gain possible.
We also look at why it's now important to take advantage of the $20,000 First Home Buyers Grant.
The Tilley family reveal on page seven what they love about living at Ripley in our regular testimonial feature.
But you won't want to miss our grand Footy Festival wrap up on pages eight and nine.
We have published tens of pictures of the great day.
Take a peek to see if we have captured you taking advantage of all the fun.
On pages 10 and 11, we bring you several recipes you might want to try out now the weather is much cooler.
There's a handy guide to give you the low-down on delicious lamb cuts that will be perfect for autumn cooking.
If you love a market, we hand picked a few that you might want to try out.
Pages 12 and 13 show just why Ipswich is the place to be right now as we preview the Ipswich Festival which kicks off next month.
We select some of the events that all the family will love during this fun-filled time in the region.
And don't forget our superb profile on Jets superstar Michael Purcell that also features a Jets home game table so you won't miss a thing.
There is an update on the latest news at Amberley District State School and puzzles and brain bafflers to get you testing your wits.