• Granny Smith Festival Fun in the Sun

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    Record crowds packed Eastwood for last Saturday’s 31st annual Granny Smith Festival in brilliant spring sunshine. Ryde acting Mayor Clr Jane Stott officially opened the Festival from the main stage following the spectacular and colourful Grand Parade which included the TWT 2016 Festival Queen and grand finalists. East met West when Orange City Councillors Deputy […]

  • ‘We Will Never Give Up’


    Who are the Hypocrites? WHO SAID THIS . . . . . ? SPOKEN AT A RALLY IN HYDE PARK “I am a Ryde Liberal Councillor who is absolutely appalled at forced amalgamations. “I am appalled at the farcical approach that has driven this process. “Make no mistake, like me the greater majority of Liberal […]

  • Saint Joseph’s College will farewell popular principal


    The headmaster of Saint Joseph’s Catholic College in Hunters Hill will leave the position after ten years of exemplary service. The College announced on Friday Headmaster Ross Tarlinton will conclude his term of appointment at the end of the 2017 academic year. Mr Ross Tarlinton has served as head of St Joseph’s College since 2006 […]

  • Baird Must Back Off from Local Government Mergers


    A government that is deceitful, spiteful and morally bankrupt, has been caught out by the NSW community.  Premier Baird’s support has plummeted from 61 percent to 39 percent in just nine months since the controversial decision last December to forcibly merge councils.  Baird’s spiralling demise has been accelerated by several other ill-conceived, autocratic, insensitive and […]

  • Flicks and Eats on this Saturday


    Gladesville will celebrate Spring this Saturday night October 22 with a giant movie and street feast double feature in Cowell Street. Titled ‘Gladesville Flicks and Eats’ it will be held from 5pm and is being hosted by the Gladesville Chamber of Commerce and Hunters Hill Council in partnership with Gladesville Shopping Village, John Paranchi McGrath […]

  • Baird has got it wrong on our local forced mergers


     AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING was held by Council on Monday October 10 to further consider legal advice concerning the prospect of appealing the recent adverse decision on the merger in the Land and Environment Court. Council resolved to lodge a formal appeal on the forced merger on the grounds contained in legal advice from Senior Counsel. […]

  • Your Chamber of
 Commerce Meets


    EPPING: Chamber inquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888. EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meeting November 14. Inquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221. GLADESVILLE: Meet third Tuesday each month. Next meeting November 15. Inquiries President Yvonne Dornan 9817-3180; Reg Cain 0419 […]

  • Golden memories for Hunters Hill locals Jan and Michael


    Long time Hunters Hill residents Jan and Michael Galanos celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently with family and friends at Rosehill Racecourse. The couple are pictured after their marriage on October 2, 1966 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Bourke Street, Sydney. They have both lived in the area most of their lives and attended […]

  • Eastwood podiatrist Tom wins Melbourne Marathon


    Champion distance runner Tom Do Canto (pictured) of Eastwood Podiatry Clinic is celebrating one of his finest sporting achievements. The 30 year old podiatrist showed amazing endurance to win the prestigious Melbourne Marathon last week – completing the gruelling 42km event in a time of 2hrs 20 minutes, 53 seconds. A proud Do Canto upstaged […]

  • Children’s Book Launch by Brush Park Scout Leader


    Brush Park Scout Leader Lynda A Calder last Friday night launched her new science fiction book for children “Enigma Diaries – Forgotten Future” – at Brush Park Scout Hall. “Forgotten Future” is the second in a series of The Enigma Diaries series planned by Lynda and is generously illustrated by young artist Johanna Lum in […]

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