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JB’s World: A significant day for all

ANZAC DAY 2018 is a very significant day for all Australians as it virtually heralds the birth of Australia as a nation born on the blood of thousands of young men from the former colonies from the other side of the world to the Mother land. Many of us have family members that paid the Supreme Sacrifice that we may enjoy the freedoms of today. LEST WE FORGET. * * *  THE HUNT is over as they say. Hunters Hill preschool teacher Marea Papandrea married Hunters Hill local Warwick Hunt at St Continue Reading→

JB’s World: ANZAC Day commemorations start in earnest

ANZAC DAY commemorations start in earnest this week with Anzac Sunday and numerous Dawn Services dominating around TWT Territory including The End of the Centenary of ANZAC with NSW Governor, General David Hurley at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway at Concord this Sunday at 5.30am. * * * GOLD MEDALS have been in abundant supply at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in the past two weeks but there should be a special medal struck made of mud for the dunderheads who organised the opening Continue Reading→

JB’s World: We can all be proud of our GC2018 competitors

WE CAN all be proud of the achievements of our competitors at the Commonwealth Games currently under way on the Gold Coast.None more so than  our local gold star hockey players heading for Gold again with kookaburras captain carrying the Australian flag at the opening ceremony and our Ryde local Gold Medal winning athlete Evan O’Hanlon.Congratulations all round. * * * HISTORIC “ADDINGTON” Open Day this Sunday April 15 from 2pm to 4pm will feature a cheque Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Open Weekend at historic Eryldene

ENJOY historic Eryldene House and Garden’s first Open Weekend of the year this Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15 at 17 McIntosh Street Gordon from 10am to 4pm.One hundred and four years ago in April 1914, Mr and Mrs Waterhouse and their first son Gordon moved into their newly-completed house, Eryldene, in Sydney.So began a lifetime of creativity and scholarship which culminated in the work of art we know as Eryldene today – a place recognised as one of the nation’s most Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Champagne High Tea at Carisbrook House

AS part of the Australian Heritage Festival, Lane Cove Historical Society is hosting a Champagne High Tea on Sunday April 29 at Carisbrook Historic House Lane Cove from 1pm to 4pm. This year's High Tea at Carisbrook offers the traditional, delectable British Empire afternoon tea treats that have been enjoyed by generations - ever since Queen Victoria forgot about her waistline. There's a complimentary glass of champagne and live music too from the Jim Middleton/Bob Bellini Duo. Enjoy a Continue Reading→

JB’s World: Post-Easter best wishes

HOPE YOU all survived the Easter weekend and many of us will now be looking forward to following the Commonwealth Games that opens today on the Gold Coast. And believe many of you like me really appreciated the end of the dreaded Daylight Saving nonsense on Sunday. Anybody share my dislike of the fooling around with clocks, watches, timetables etc, etc and for what?!WEDDING BELLS are ringing for Alyson Tagg younger daughter of former Ryde mayor and Eastwood Chamber of Commerce president Vic Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Cutler Foundation Gold Day at Concord

SIR Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation presents its 6th annual Foundation Cup Golf Day on Thursday May 24 at Concord Golf Club on Majors Bay Road Concord.Participate in the Harvey Norman Invitational golf tournament and enjoy a special day at one of Sydney's most prestigious golf clubs whilst supporting an important and worthwhile cause.Breakfast served at 7am before player briefing and move to tees for shot gun start at 8.15am.Buffet lunch and drinks in clubhouse from Continue Reading→

JB’s World: Our first paperboy – 105 not out!

The Weekly Times' first paperboy Arthur Mashford of Hunters Hill celebrates 105 - not out! - next Tuesday and credits his longevity from the exercise he gained in his youth as The Weekly Times first paperboy!Arthur is still an ardent reader of The Weekly Times and his devoted daughter Rae helps by reading copies from front to back each Wednesday. * * * ARTHUR MASHFORD our first paperboy deservedly heads this Week’s Birthday Honours List turning 105 not out next Tuesday. We also honour Continue Reading→

JB’s World: West Ryde will come alive on Saturday

WEST RYDE will come alive this Saturday when the 25th annual West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair will be celebrated in the streets and West Ryde Plaza from 9am while up the line in Eastwood the Harmony Cup Soccer Tournament will kick off at 8.30am with eight teams on Eastwood Oval and presentation at 1pm. All welcome. * * * VIC TAGG, former mayor of Ryde and president of Eastwood Chamber of Commerce writes an interesting Letter to the Editor this week regarding Ryde Ex-Services Club. It's on Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Fine art works at Epping Arts Fair

THE ANNUAL Epping Arts Fair will be hosted by Epping Boys High School in conjunction with Epping Rotary from this Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25 at 213 Vimiera Road Eastwood. Event takes place in the school's Edmund Barton Centre and there'll be a major prize of $2,500 on offer as well as a People's Choice award ($500) at the opening night VIP Gala Awards Cocktail Party this Friday from 6pm to 10pm. A student art competition featuring works from many schools in the local community will be Continue Reading→

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