WOW! WHAT A WEEK it’s been in TWT Territory and what a week it’s going to be in the days ahead.
We’ve had the extraordinary action of the Ryde mayor suing eight of his fellow colleagues on Council over the GM affair.
And the number eight reigns supreme again with the Macquarie Community College chairman Susan Murray announcing she wants the removal from office of the eight current elected board members and is calling another extraordinary general meeting following the aborted meeting called for last Tuesday.
Not to mention the Drummoyne Sports Club fiasco. Certainly hectic and interesting times.
FERRY SOCIETY members were saddened last week with the passing of their esteemed committee member and treasurer David Lusby of Lane Cove.
Australian Ferry Society tours officer John Bennett of Melrose Park tells me David was a keen traveller on historic vintage train trips as well as the ferry society tours his last one being on the historic Rosman’s ferry “Lithgow” recently.
David passed away in Longueville Hospital on July 26 aged 81. His largely attended funeral service was in Roseville Uniting Church and Macquarie Park on August 1. Our sympathy all his family and friends.
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NOLA COLEFAX OAM heads this week’s Birthday Honours List being born in the Hermitage house in Ryde the same year as The Weekly Times in 1921.
he does signing for communication as she has no speech and has spent most of her life in Ryde apart from nine years in her early married life. She now lives in Hatton Street Ryde celebrating 91 tomorrow Thursday.
Also sharing tomorrow with Nola is Bernadette Horrell better half of Kiwi born Ryde Rotary past president Allen Horrell and former TWT sales exec Dorothy Hutton and Jill McInerney of Epping and formerly a staff member of Epping RSL Community Club.
Meanwhile Jean Williamson celebrates today in Linlithgow Bonnie Scotland while Kenny Lee celebrates in Eastwood on Friday.
Reg Delandro of Ryde warns the Bushfire Brigade when he faces the candles on his birthday cake on Sunday same day as Mette Brock in Denmark.
Rev Greg Burke senior minister at historic St Anne’s church Ryde celebrates on Monday same day as Rhyll Dallas Gardner Russell and Brian Hogan as well as Billy Maxwell McCarthy turning ten.
Professor Roslyn Carol Lunsford celebrates Tuesday same day Duncan and Marli Taylor celebrate 44 years wedded bliss.
Morgan John Gillis blows out 54 candles on his cake next Wednesday same day Brian and Lyn Hogan celebrate their wedding anniversary. Happy daze all.
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BUMPER STICKER: A successful Diet is a triumph of Mind over Patter!
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- JOHN F BOOTH