JB’s World

JB’s World: Easter is just around the corner

EASTER IS around the corner and we again bring you our famous West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair on Saturday week March 24 celebrating 25 years when The Weekly Times and West Ryde Chamber of Commerce inaugurated the festival in the streets of West Ryde. This year we’re able to also use the West Ryde Market Place Plaza. See you there. * * * SORRY TO report two deaths this week.   DENIS PERCY, the former very popular Police Commander at Ryde in years past who Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Art in The Hills Exhibition

OAKHILL College in Old Northern Road Castle Hill hosts its 47th annual Art in The Hills exhibition this month, featuring a significant collection of paintings from respected artists. The Opening Night Gala kicks off on Friday March 23 at 7pm with drinks, canapés and live music. Touted as the longest running art show in the Hills district, the exhibition features some 450 artworks and artists of the calibre of Tommy Watson, Tim Storrier and Geoff Dyer. Art in The Hills exhibition also Continue Reading→

JB’s World: Greetings from Kathmandu

GREETINGS FROM Kathmandu in Nepal where JB is currently representing Australia at an Asia-Pacific committee meeting of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship where we are discussing helping Scouting and Guiding in this farflung country and planning the next region Gathering in Sri Lanka in September this year. Sorry I missed the last day of Eastwood’s Lunar New Year celebrations but will be back for West Ryde’s Easter Parade & Fair on Saturday March 24. See you Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Twilight Jazz at Eryldene House

COME and enjoy Twilight Jazz this Sunday March 11 at Eryldene Historic House & Garden, 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon from 5pm to 8pm. Take in the sunset in the beautiful garden at Eryldene whilst enjoying the wonderful sounds of The Moods. Bring a picnic, drinks and a rug or folding chair. Playing from a repertoire drawn from traditional jazz, swing and jive through to well-loved classics from the songbooks of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Purchase homemade cake, tea and coffee Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Eel Festival fun at Elizabeth Farm

Eel Festival fun at Elizabeth Farm THIRD ANNUAL Eel Festival returns to Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill on Sunday March 11 celebrating Parramatta's Indigenous heritage and its fascinating story of country. This family-friendly festival celebrates Parramatta's namesake, the eel, and its significance to the local Darug people known as the Burramattagal who have gathered for thousands of years during eel season to feast, trade and share their culture. Elizabeth Farm will come alive Continue Reading→

JB’s World: Rusty Russell celebrates 95 golden years

  Celebrating 95 Golden Years Firstly he celebrated with fellow birthday celebrants at Sydney St George’s Guild of former scouts and guides meeting at historic “Addington” with Norma Notley, Doris Carrall and John F Booth (pictured above). Then last Sunday night  another group of close friends celebrated on Sydney Harbour aboard the Captain Cook cruises Sydney 2000 for another birthday dinner and cake pictured with his son and heir Kim who is head chef on board Continue Reading→

Tigers Thrill in First Up Trial!

  BY THE ONE-EYED TIGER 2018 in Lunar New Year terms is the Year of the Dog but in Rugby League lingo it will be The Year of the Tiger! And last Saturday night’s first trial of the year gave a clear indication of that for all the world to see. So if you want to win a motsa come Grand Final time take the tip and get set today with the Main-Law’s Funeral Fund with your favourite sp bookie while the odds are still good. And they won’t be getting any better. Coz, take your Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Canada Bay Museum memorabilia

  Range of memorabilia at Canada Bay Museum LOCAL history buffs will have plenty of interesting items to view when they visit the City of Canada Bay Museum at 1 Bent Street Concord. The Museum features a collection that has been  sourced from all over the City and ranges from 1915 to the 1970s. Included in the collection are items that uniquely represent the history of the City of Canada Bay, such as Arnott’s and Bushells memorabilia. Many items can be found at the Continue Reading→

JB’s World: Happy Valentine’s Day amid a busy week

THIS WEEK is busy with Eastwood Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday at Club Eastwood with Epping MP Damian Tudehope guest speaker, Ryde Historical Society AGM Tuesday, Valentine’s Day Wednesday, Gordon Jardine’s funeral and Concord Hospital meeting Thursday and Eastwood Lunar New Year celebrations on the weekend. Plus plenty in between and, of course, the Hunters Hill meeting Tuesday. * * * HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to all young lovers and to those who can remember …. * * * HUNTERS Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Shrek the Musical at Riverside Theatres

Shrek the MusicalPROMINENT actor Jay Laga’aia stars in Packemin Productions’ new show Shrek the Musical now on stage at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. Everyone's favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash DreamWorks animation hit film. Shrek - played by Laga’aia - brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. Musical also features Luke Joslin as Lord Continue Reading→

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