HENRY LAWSON was born 150 years ago this week and he is being commemorated on a special APO stamp issue. JB ventured to Henry’s birthplace last weekend for the Henry Lawson Festival at Grenfell where my father Arthur John Booth was also born along with ten brothers and sisters. It was a great weekend of celebration with special celebrity guest Tara Moss.
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Trivia Night at historic ‘Addington’
Have fun and at the same time visit historic “Addington” at 813-815 Victoria Road Ryde this Saturday night at the St George’s Guild of former scouts and guides Trivia Night.
Start arriving at 7pm for a 7.30pm kick off with quizmaster Stephen Sim.
Cost just $10 a head which includes nibbles and supper. Refreshments and drinks also available.
Proceeds go to the Guild’s Good Turn Fund which goes to needy and worthy causes.
Inquiries and RSVP to Doris Carrall 0425 223 628, Phyllis Berger 9624 5136 and Ulrike Eichmeyer 9807 6666.
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ST KEVIN’S SCHOOL FETE is on again this Saturday at the Eastwood site celebrating over 50 years of fun and entertainment.
Julia Kearsley and the Fete Committee have been working around the clock for months to ensure that this Saturday’s Fete maintains the tradition of over half a century of delighting young and old in a fun filled day to remember.
They say this year’s Fete will have stacks of food stalls to tantalise the taste buds, rides to delight little daredevils ands bargains to bag at every turn.
This year will see the launch of a dedicated Kids Zone with showbags, dancing, putt putt, face painting, slot cars, trampolines and more.
Healthy Happy Harold from Ryde Hunters Hill Life Education will make a special guest appearance at 11.30am followed by a live auction at 12.30pm. Hope to see you there.
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GABRIELLE O’DONNELL former Ryde Labor Councillor heads This Week’s Birthday Honours List celebrating today and blowing out seventy candles on her birthday cake. She shares with former TWT staffer Barry Collins who only has 59 candles on his cake.
Dr Anthony Ching of ABC Dental Eastwood celebrates tomorrow same day as Ruby Geddes turning five the apple of grandma Miriam Geddes eye while Milan Acosta celebrates 37 years.
Miracle baby Alice Brigid Lillian Rose Coggan of Canberra turns 24 tomorrow Thursday only daughter of Stephen and the late Trish Coggin and sister of younger brother Edward while Jana Rebicek Eichmeyer better half of Ulrike’s son and heir Johannes Eichmeyer celebrates in Vienna Austria.
Therese Alexandra Evald elder daughter of Jane Evald of Denmark turns 25 in Copenhagen on Friday while Patrick Longfield our favourite climate change alarmist celebrates 76 alarming years scaring the pants off his fellow Ryde Rotarians on Saturday.
Peter Thomas Menton hubby of Eleanor (Ely) Landayan Menton and father of Rosalina Mary (Rosemary) and David John faces 68 candles on his birthday cake this Sunday while Norm Casamento former newsagent at Boronia Park and a mad Tigers fan celebrates 75 on Monday same day as former TWT sub editor Michael John Hohensee turns 79.
Cello playing Magdalena Trujillo Eichmeyer youngest daughter of Ulrike and better half of viola playing hubby Sergio Trujillo and mutti of Martina and Mathias faces 37 candles on her birthday cake in Vienna Austria next Wednesday same day as Ian Henderson faces 77 candles. Happy daze all.
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BUMPER STICKER: Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
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– JOHN F BOOTH