Teens call demeaning Councillor “ignorant” and a disgrace! BY OUR CHIEF CIVIC ROUNDSMAN Reigning and former TWT Festival quest winners and contestants have come out swinging at disgraced Clr George Simon who attempted to have the competitions banned by Ryde Council. Indicating how ill informed he is because Ryde Council has no control over The Weekly [...]

  • Street Feast Spectacular Success . . .

    . . . beyond all expectations! Thousands turned out for last Saturday’s inaugural Hunters Hill Street Feast in Gladesville Road to the delight of the organisors and sponsors, pictured left with Hunters Hill Mayor Clr Richard Quinn. They said the huge crowds exceeded their wildest expectations and Mayor Quinn said they had “worked wonders” to [...]

  • Epping Holocaust survivor exhibits art in parliament!


    A 92 year old Holocaust survivor from Epping is being honoured with an exhibition of his concentration camp paintings at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday December 3. The Harry J Fransman Exhibition is being held in the Fountain Court from 1.30pm and features paintings of his experiences in Nazi Germany’s Blechhammer Concentration Camp during World [...]

  • 2014 TWT Teen Queen Quest


      Judging today, Crowning this Saturday This year’s TWT Gladesville Christmas Festival Teen Queen contestants face the judging panel today (Wednesday) at Gladesville RSL Community Club. Winner will be named and crowned in Gladesville Shopping Village at 10am and will officially open the Gladesville Christmas Festival the following Saturday December 6 at 10am. Prize presentation [...]

  • Ratepayers to get a say on bowling club


    Options for the future of the Ryde Bowling Club will be put to Ryde City ratepayers. The Bowling Club site is currently empty after the Goldren Goal soccer school withdrew in anger over its treatment by the Council and ratepayers will be asked if they want the site retained for community or commercial use. Councillor [...]

  • School and residents divided over sign

    A dispute between Hunters Hill High School and neighbouring residents over an electronic sign will require further consultation between both parties. Hunters Hill Council on Monday night refused immediate approval for the sign inside the school grounds after complaints about excessive illumination emerged from residents in Reiby Road, The Avenue and Nemba Street. Deputy Principal [...]

  • Family Fun Day Celebrates RDA 30th anniversary


    Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Ryde Centre supported by Riverlink celebrated Ryde RDA’s 30th anniversary with a Family Fun Day last Sunday. Fortunately RDA did not take our rain insurance as the day turned out to be the hottest November day on record with sweltering heat forcing all activities under the cover of the [...]

  • Work to proceed without protection clause

    Controversial preliminary work on a development at 14a and 16 Barons Crescent in Hunters Hill will proceed without a protection clause sought by several residents. The Council on Monday gave the go ahead to pegging and geo-technical drilling at the combined site proposed for demolition and redevelopment without the residents’ sought after Clause 14, which [...]

  • New Ford Falcon Preview


    Exclusive showing at Brad Garlick Ryde   Ryde Macquarie Park Chamber of Commerce members were privileged to a sneak exclusive viewing of the new FGX Ford Falcon and SZ MKII Territory last Wednesday night at the Brad Garlick Ford Ryde showrooms. Dealer Principal Nick Flaskas welcomed Chamber of Commerce members and guests and team members demonstrated [...]

  • Restoration of Holy Name of Mary Church in Hunters Hill


    Hunters Hill Guest Column To The POINT With GORDON INGLIS I’m proud to be part of a team of craftsmen currently restoring the historic Holy Name of Mary Church in Hunters Hill. The church was founded by the Marist Fathers who arrived from France in the early 1840′s and built their first house the lovely “Priory” building [...]

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