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Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

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Romeo and Juliette was this year’s Clermont Aged Care Christmas Pantomine, performed on Tuesday.
The Pantomine is an annual event held at the historic Ryde aged care manor in the first week of December and is traditionally performed by staff in authentic fairy tale costumes.
Clermont residents and guests said this year’s pantomine was a lot of fun and they enjoyed watching staff perform exclusively for them.

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Pictured at the pantomine are cast members Dawn McDonald (Manager), Di Goddard, Chris Dodd, Emeloa CapayCapay, Steve Gordon (CEO), Sarah Foulkes, Barry Hollinan, Evelyn Ellis and Mark Fleming.
TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Macquarie Park gets six million dollar parkland

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Ryde MP Victor Dominello has announced $6 million in funding for a new park.

The new 7,000 square metre park is located on Waterloo Road and is funded under the State Government’s Precinct Support Scheme.

Mr Dominello said the high quality park will offer the community a relaxing green haven with café and a variety of environments where workers and families can come to relax, socialise and attend events.

Plans for a new park were identified in Ryde City Council’s Development Contributions Plan of 2007 and this funding will move that aspiration into reality.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Bill Pickering described the new park as a breath of fresh air for the people of Macquarie Park.

“It will provide much needed open space for the many existing and future office workers in Macquarie Park and is a welcome benefit resulting from the North Ryde Urban Activation Precinct, which is designed to attract many new residents and workers to the area,” he said.

“The City of Ryde will continue to advocate for additional infrastructure needs in Macquarie Park including transport facilities, schools and community facilities.”

The Council will develop a community consultation plan that will include a public exhibition of the park design when residents will be invited to have their say.

PIC Caption: Ryde City Mayor Clr Bill Pickering and Ryde MP Victor Dominello with the six million cheque. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Join us for the annual TWT Cherry Xmas Picking Party

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Hurry – seats selling fast – Book Now!

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Seats are selling fast for this year’s TWT Christmas Cherry Picking Trip to Orange on Saturday December 20 departing Ryde 7am and returning soon after 7pm.
We will again be travelling by luxury comfort coach departing from The Weekly Times office at 826 Victoria Road Ryde and back where travellers can park their cars in the TWT carpark.
Orange City Mayor Clr John Davis OAM and Deputy Mayor Clr Chris Gryllis will welcome us to Orange and join us for lunch at Orange Ex-Services Club.
En route to Orange we will have morning tea at beautiful Govetts Leap at Blackheath near Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and view the large waterfall.
Granny Smith of Ryde’s green apple fame descendant David Vardenega will welcome us to his orchard where the cherries will be at their prime and trippers will also have the opportunity of purchasing apples from the famous Orange orchards.
We will also visit the Orange Tourist bureau where a large variety of local produce and artifacts are on sale for attractive Christmas presents.
Seats are selling fast and prepayment is essential. Cost is just $75 all inclusive with lunch and morning tea provided.
TO BOOK or inquire call Debbie on The Weekly Times Hotline 9807 6666 during office hours or leave a message on the answer service. Payment can be made by credit card.

Marathon broadcast celebration

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Ryde’s own community radio station 2RRR will broadcast non-stop for 30 hours from this Friday night.
The 30 hour marathon celebrates the station’s 30th birthday and it will be broadcast from 7pm until 1am on Sunday.
Australian Music Program compare “Leonie” (pictured) will host the event, which will feature live to air phone in auctions as well as opportunity’s to win prizes.
“I’m excited about it and I love raising money for our community radio station,” she said.
“I’ll be playing lots of great Australian music and as well as the prizes, I’ll be holding an auction every hour.
“For the entire 30 hours you can also buy shares in 2RRR for as little as two dollars or become a business sponsor from $165 and get three months of on air promotion.”

Police find cocaine in Hunters Hill

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COCAINE was found by police in Hunters Hill last Sunday.
Police report the find occurred around 1.30am in Park Road alongside items related to the sale of the drug.

A 23 year old Artarmon man seen driving an Audi was arrested and charged with possession of the drug.

He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Court on January 13.

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TWO IDENTITY FRAUD suspects were arrested and charged at Macquarie Shopping Centre around 5pm on Friday.

Ryde Police report a 26 year old Ermington man and a 35 year old woman from North Parramatta were apprehended after an alleged attempt to use the stolen cards to buy items at the shopping centre.

“The man and woman were initially detained by security staff at Macquarie Centre; however, the male armed himself with a baseball bat from one of the shops and threatened staff,” police report.

“He ran off and was pursued by security who restrained him until police arrived.”

The man is also alleged to have been in possession of a small quantity of heroin.

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A CHASE along Agincourt Road in Marsfield on Friday led to the capture of a 33 year old Ryde man on a police Wanted list.

The chase occurred around 8.30am on Friday after the man had been a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a random breath test and was recognised by officers as a person wanted on a number of offences.

“The man provided false details and ran from the vehicle,” police said.

“A police officer sustained a foot injury when he fell during the short foot pursuit; however, another officer continued the chase and arrested the man.”

He was later taken to Ryde Police Station where a number of credit cards were found in his possession.  He was charged with the outstanding fraud matters, goods in custody and resisting arrest.

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A BRAWL broke out in West Ryde on Saturday.

Police report the brawl started around 12.20am when two men approached another male who was waiting for a taxi at West Ryde.

“One of the men allegedly pushed the male victim and then commenced to punch into him,” Ryde Police said.

“ The other man with the assailant also became involved after a security officer from the local hotel tried to assist. The altercation moved into the hotel where one of the men involved raised a chair and struck the male victim to the head.  A 29 year old man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

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A ROBBERY occurred at a computer store in Gladesville on Friday.

Police report a woman entered the store around 1.50pm and allegedly stole two mobile phones from a display counter.

“The proprietor informed police this is the third occasion the woman has stolen property from his store,” police said.

She is described as about 35 years old, short blonde hair, medium build, Mediterranean appearance, stained teeth, wearing colourful pants, a light blue top and large sunglasses.

If anyone can assist in the identification of the woman then inquiries should be directed to the Ryde Local Area Command Proactive Crime Team.

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AN I-PHONE was stolen in a mugging in Rowe Street, Eastwood around 11.20pm on Sunday.

Police report the victim was walking from Eastwood Railway Station across Rowe St, towards Blaxland Road when he was approached by two men.

They demanded his I-phone and other property and were last seen running across Blaxland Road, Eastwood near Dan Murphy’s.

Police are seeking information as to the identity of the two assailants, both described as male, Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall and both of solid build.  Both men were wearing hoodies.

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