Forum OpenACS Q&A: displaying content from multiple packages on the front page

First of all, apologies if this question has been discussed before, but I couldn't really find a clear answer to this through the multiple searches I've performed so far.
My question in short is this: is there any other simpler way to include news, forums, photo-album content... etc on the front page other than through <include src="...custom tcl/adp pair.."> ?
I want to end up with something like


I just realise the is mainly a blog, so I guess I mean sites like, or