ALL ROADS will lead to Eastwood this Saturday for the annual Granny Smith Festival when up to 100,000 people will enjoy the festivities from soon after dawn to dusk with entertainment for all choices from seven stages.
Official opening is from the Trelawney Street stage after the Grand Parade with the evening entertainment from the Eastwood Oval stage for the big Family Concert from 6.15pm with Junkyard Beats and The Voice’s finalist Fasika and her big band concluding with the mega Fireworks Spectacular at 8pm.
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SYLVANA CARRETT heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating tomorrow at North Ryde RSL Community Club where she heads up the Club shop. Sylvana is a champion Granny Smith apple pie cook and she always won top honours when we held the apple pie baking competitions in days of yore before OH & S or whatever rules and cranks stopped us. Maybe we will try and make a comeback next year again! Meanwhile Congratulations and happy birthday Sylvana and thanks for the memories.
Cristina Penedo of MCP Strata Management Eastwood celebrates tomorrow as does Joan Bruce of womens bowls fame.
David Brian Rich formerly of Ryde, in fact a neighbour of historic “Addington” in Victoria Road, turns 43 Friday same day as Leone Barrow celebrate 51 golden years.
Old Sydney Tech High mate Ian Thomas Tetlow McKee of West Ryde celebrates 61 years wedded bliss with is long suffering Ilma on Friday same day and year Jorgen and Merete Pedersen celebrate 61 years in Denmark.
Lara Kirstyn McCulkin great granddaughter of Charles and the late Alice Phillips turns fourteen on Saturday while former Balmain Tigers great footballer John Owens faces 56 candles on his birthday cake.
Zorika Kaye-Smith the right hand of Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts in his Gladesville electorate office celebrates on Sunday same day as Kalma McLellan of Ryde Rotary Club fame and Helen Crouch CEO of North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre.
Jessica Teasdale a grand finalist in TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest last year celebrates twenty on Monday same day as Charmaine Gillanders and George Nathan Karas turns 22 a favourite nephew of our TWT Sports Editor Chris Karas. Ruth Eichmeyer and hubby Siegfried Haas parents of Lukas and Ruth celebrate 24 years wedded bliss in Vienna Monday.
Ashley Peake Ryde Rotary veteran celebrates 97 years on Tuesday same day as Colonel Blimp in West Ryde.
Lucas Bradley James Bent turns ten on Wednesday grandson of Lorraine and Mal Cox and son of Kylie and Simon while former leader of The Shack at Epping Jackie Pettit celebrates back in her native Kiwiland and John and Dee Brown celebrate 48 years wedded bliss. Happy daze all.
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BUMPER STICKER: What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
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– JOHN F BOOTH