JB’s World

JB’s World: WW2 Commemorations

ANZAC DAY commemorations have concentrated largely this year on the centenary of World War 1 but equally important is World War 2 which in reality was closer to home than the European sphere of WW1. We report this week on WW2 commemorations at North Ryde and Epping.Jan and Greg Doherty - then and nowJAN and GREG DOHERTY of Beecroft celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Thursday August 23 and will celebrate with their three children, six grandchildren and two great Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Ryde Public School Sesquicentenary Celebrations today

Ryde Public School celebrates its 150th birthday today with an Open Day and Art Show from 1pm in the school and grounds.Assembly will be in the Quadrangle at 1pm with tour of the school classrooms to follow and viewing the archives in the Library with  refreshments available outside the Library.The Art Show opens at 2.30pm with a P & C barbecue near the main hall followed by musical items by students at 3.30pm. A feature will be the ringing of the old school bell by the Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition

The 55th annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm.On show is a rich diversity of art, full of colour and variety from originals to artists' prints, and styles from traditional to modern.Entry fee for Opening Night is $5, which includes catalogue andrefreshments with proceeds going to Rotary Club of Lane Cove to fund community projects.Exhibition is then open from Continue Reading→

JB’s World: It’s Moocooboola Festival time!

MOOCOOBOOLA FESTIVAL time is here again with lots of fun for everyone with special attractions and entertainments for the young and young at heart. La Petite Grande mini “Spiegelesque” tent is a special treat full of surprises while the Dog Show is an evergreen favourite. Talking of evergreen I must admit I have my doubts about all the overemphasis on green and clean and the obsession with - or against - plastic straws and the like. And back to school with “bring your own bottles and Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition

Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition The 55th Annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm.  On show is a rich diversity of art, full of colour and variety from originals to artists’ prints, and styles from traditional to modern. Entry fee for the Opening Night is $5, which includes catalogue and refreshments with proceeds going to Rotary Club of Lane Cove to fund community Continue Reading→

JB’s World: The political game of One Upmanship

ONE UPMANSHIP is the name of the game in politics and Ryde mayor Clr Jerome Laxale, who just so happens to be the Labor candidate for next March’s State Government election in case you haven’t noticed, is honing his skills the closer the poll date comes around. Hence, I suspect, our TWT page 1 exclusive this week. * * * JB HAS just returned from a flying visit to India which comprised six aeroplanes and four days in the air and at airports for a day and night at destination in Ahmedabad Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Blue Mountains coach excursion

RYDE Lantern Club have organised a day trip to the Blue Mountains on Friday August 10 in a 53-seat luxury coach. Members of Hornsby Lantern Club and Eastwood branch of Country Women’s Association will join the group for a fun day of sightseeing. All welcome. Coach departs Asquith Bowling Club at approximately 7.30am and St Anne’s Ryde 8am en route to Windsor/Richmond where you can enjoy morning tea before touring through Kurrajong, Bilpin, Mt Victoria, Govetts Leap Lookout and Blackheath. Continue Reading→

Cathie’s Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition

The 55th annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm. On show is a rich diversity of art, full of colour and variety from originals to artists' prints, and styles from traditional to modern. Entry fee for Opening Night is $5, which includes catalogue and refreshments with proceeds going to Rotary Club of Lane Cove to fund community projects. Exhibition is then open from Saturday Continue Reading→

JB’s World: All eyes on Thailand cave rescue

ALL EYES have been on  Thailand this week and the heroic rescue of the twelve young footballers caught in the flooded cave overshadowing soccer’s World Cup finals. Meanwhile JB is off to India at the weekend for the launch of the International Scouts and Guides Fellowship Asia Pacific Foundation to help disadvantaged youth. * * * JIM HAYNES is guest speaker at tonight’s Hunters Hill Rotary Club meeting at Gladesville Sporties at 7pm. He will be speaking about James Squire who Continue Reading→

HAPPY HOLIDAY FUN: Scouts and Guides Gang Shows now on!

More than 400 local Scouts and Guides are performing this week in Hornsby and Cumberland Gang Shows providing wonderful school holidays entertainment. Hornsby Gang Show opened last Friday and continues this week at Barker College Leslie Hall with performances tonight, Friday and two on Saturday. Cumberland Gang Show opens Friday at Parramatta Riverside Theatres and continues with 7.30pm evening performances and matinees to Saturday July 21.   Kali Gillen is the new leader of Continue Reading→

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