RYDE SALVOS Major Topher Holland wants to thank all who helped with last weekend’s Red Shield Doorknock Appeal.
Donations were unfortunately down on last year which means some of the Salvation Army’s social services will have to be curtailed or reduced unless late donations make up the difference. Credit card donations can still be made on 13 32 30.
Topher especially thanked the young people who helped and the Ryde Rotarians led by Ryde mayoress Nora Etmekdjian.
EMMA WATKINS our new Yellow Wiggle is a real local girl. She attended North Ryde Public School where like the cream rising to the top she was school captain.
Of course she hit the front pages of The Weekly Times in 2004 as our TWT Gladesville Christmas Festival Teen Queen where she starred in the grand parade through Gladesville and officially opened the Gladesville Christmas Festival.
She then later went on to become our 2009 TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen where she starred in the Granny Smith Festival grand parade
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MUMS@RYDE is a group of local parents who support the midwives at Ryde Hospital and last Friday they held their second annual Children’s Fun Day at Eastwood Oval.
They transformed the oval into a pre-schooler paradise for hundreds of happy youngsters with face painting, play dough and a mammoth amount of homemade cupcakes while parents browsed through the children’s clothing stall and tried their luck on the chocolate wheel.
Next Mums@Ryde fundraising event with be a morning tea on Sunday June 17 from 9.30am at Gloria Jean’s West Ryde. Inquiries Melinda Emeleus 0422 275 200 or Rachel Rizk 0414 219 015 or http://www.mumsatryde.org.au
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CALE JAMES GRAHAM turns seven today and no doubt his adoring grandpa Peter Graham OAM and his big brother Jade and parents John and Joanne Graham will help him blow out the candles on his birthday cake.
Premier Barry O’Farrell turns 53 tomorrow same day as Rev Stuart Mason formerly of Gladesville Uniting church and Yvonne McConnell while Elizabeth Ward of North Ryde takes a deep breath to blow out 101 candles.
Connie Netterfield our irrepressible Ryde Rivers Festival secretary and former champ golfer, Ryde Councillor and currently Ryde X lawn bowler blows out the candles Friday same day as Sherrie Monardo.
Our one and only TWT darling Josie Cosgrove-Lumley celebrates on Saturday and we extend sincere best wisghes to her and we’ll be around to see you Jo. Also on Saturday it’s the turn of another livewire Rhonda Paras who will kick up heels with better half Bill.
Sunday it’s the turn of JB cousin Alan Booth big brother of Ron Booth and elder son of the late George and Nellie Booth of Shepherd Street Ryde. Also Sunday JB great niece Zoe Reynolds celebrates in Canberra with he mum Debbie Booth Reynolds and dad Graham and big sister Eva. Her grandpa Peter Booth twin brother of JB sends birthday wishes from Pommieland where Zoe was born.
Monday Matthew Shepherd celebrates as does Trina Mosley, Raffaella Tiscar and Joy Tugas. Karen Hojte celebrates in Copenhagen Tuesday with brothers Bjorn and Per and mor Pi Kirsten and far Svend.
Happy daze all.
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BUMPER STICKER: I was at an ATM yesterday when a little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over!
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– JOHN F BOOTH