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The BIG Chop For Cancer

At only 16 year old, Courtney Cameron, a member of Dural Rural Fire Brigade, decided to cut off over 35cm of her hair on the 12th August to raise money for cancer research. This selfless act is in support of Tim Maffey, a member of the Rural Fire Service Communications Brigade, and close family friend, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtney says “This is an insignificant loss for a greater gain!” Courtney’s hair will also be donated to make wigs for cancer sufferers and to date she has raised over $10,000. Courtney has had the full support of Dural Rural Fire Service and they are right behind her with a massive $1000 donated so far. They have thrown down [...]

By | 2017-09-19T11:05:53+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Charity and The Arts, Health, News|Comments Off on The BIG Chop For Cancer

Our Distribution

Last month we introduced you to our sales and editorial team. This issue, we cover our distribution team. Our Postie Bike Riders Ben and Paul ride our delivery bikes, they are not contractors, they are our employees. Our door to door distribution to the acreage areas of Glenhaven, Dural, Kenthurst and Annangrove, means they travel over 500 kms each month. It's a vast area with long roads and interesting mailboxes. The door to door distribution to the acreage areas takes around 4 days to complete. We have some helpful local community places where we leave boxes so the boys can top up on route. Our Walkers We employ our own walkers for the residential areas of Glenhaven and Cherrybrook. Walkers employed [...]

By | 2017-09-19T11:02:53+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Our Distribution

Nati Roses – A Brief History

Nati Roses had it’s origins in 1944, when Giuseppe (Joe) Nati purchased 5 acres of land in North Ryde. There he grew top quality flowers and quickly established himself as one of Sydney’s leading suppliers of fresh cut flowers to the local flower industry. In 1964, Joe and his wife, Antoinette, decided that they needed a larger area to grow their flowers so they purchased a 20 acre property at Middle Dural. They were now joined by their sons, Sam and Pat and the decision was made to concentrate solely on growing roses for the ever increasing demand for high quality blooms required for weddings and other social occasions. In 1972, Joseph decided to join the family business and he took [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:59:39+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Local Business|Comments Off on Nati Roses – A Brief History

Book in a Home Library Visit

Book in a Home Library Visit Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane, made a special visit along with a delivery of books to Glenhaven resident, Valerie Forrester, to highlight The Hills Shire Library’s home library service. Eligible library members, generally those book lovers who are housebound or frail, may apply to have a selection of items delivered monthly by a librarian as part of the home service. “It was wonderful to meet Mrs Forrester – a long-term resident of The Hills who loves reading and highly values having new books brought to her home each month,” Mayor Keane said. “Our librarians work with people like Mrs Forrester to understand their interests and select a range of items that suit [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:57:14+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Book in a Home Library Visit

Mobile Swim School – Learn Safety Around the Pool This Summer

Mobile Swin School Hayden Hinds-Sydenham Like every child growing up, I loved the simplest things in life, Disney movies, classic films, video games, and all types of sports, especially outdoor ones. Still today, these simple ways of passing the days, I still love doing. I established Splashes Mobile Swim School as I believe there was an opportunity for families and friends to learn to swim together, but also to learn water safety in their own pool. As an honest, genuine, and positive person, I love to teach in a way that reflects me and my beliefs. I feel my teaching methods bring out two things that I really match my personality and passion - meeting people and swimming. I have had [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:54:27+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Local Business|Comments Off on Mobile Swim School – Learn Safety Around the Pool This Summer

Gargantuans of Experience – Lionel Smith AFSM

Gargantuans of Experience Lionel Smith AFSM Louise Smithers I was warned when I went to interview this accomplished firefighting gentleman of Kenthurst, he is a multi-talented soul! I was still shocked! Nestled next to ‘nearly’ National Park in Kenthurst lives Lionel Smith, 17 years retired but doing more than many men half his age. “Do you realise the RFS attends over 90% of NSW fires?” he says, when I mention I have visited the Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Headquarters in the city. Kenthurst RFB recently celebrated 75 years of service. Guess who calmly called up the printer of his beloved Mercedes magazine, of which he used to be editor, for advice to layout the 32 page colour history book? “No not [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:48:23+00:00 September 19th, 2017|History|Comments Off on Gargantuans of Experience – Lionel Smith AFSM

Dural and District Historial Society – Berowra Floods, 1942

Dural and District Historical Society Berowra Floods, 1942 From R. Fishburn’s Story in Galston News Sept. 1975 Margaret McKinley It was during World War 2, when an invasion of the Australian mainland by the Japanese seemed imminent, that Berowra Waters figured in an almost disastrous incident. It was March, 1942. The Naval Control Board set up a plan to combat any possible Japanese amphibious attack on the eastern waterways by keeping all small craft out of enemy hands. The plan was the assembly of all small craft at a central control point, where, in the event of an invasion, all vessels all could be quickly destroyed. Every type of craft---row boats, motor boats, luxury cruisers and house boats all headed for [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:41:39+00:00 September 19th, 2017|History|Comments Off on Dural and District Historial Society – Berowra Floods, 1942

Dural Musical Society’s The Addams Family

Dural Musical Society’s The Addams Family Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams So many of us have watched the antics of the ‘The Addams Family’ on our TV sets as we were growing up, and we probably didn’t even consider that at some stage Wednesday and her younger brother Pugsley would start to mature. Perhaps the last thing you would expect is for Wednesday to bring home a boy and his parents to meet her family. Well, that is exactly where we pick up with The Addams Family in this delightfully amusing musical – Wednesday announces that she has a friend who is a boy called Lucas, [...]

By | 2017-09-18T14:51:14+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Charity and The Arts|Comments Off on Dural Musical Society’s The Addams Family

Lurline Chamber Orchestra and Rising Stars for The Galston Concerts

Sunday 17 September finds the Lurline Chamber Orchestra and Rising Stars pianists playing for The Galston Concerts. Starting at 2pm in Galston Uniting Church, the concert sees founder and Leader of the Lurline, iolinist Maria Lindsay, performing the dazzling Carmen Fantasy by Spanish composer Sarasate, based on famous tunes from Bizet’s most popular French opera Carmen. Lurline will also perform music by Mozart (composer of The Magic Flute), Holst and Rossini (composer of William Tell), all linked to the theme of youth, and the heartfelt Melancolie by Czech-Russian composer Napravnik. Youthful talent will also be featured in three young prizewinning pianists from the Sydney Conservatorium’s Rising Stars program. • Leroy Ma, 13, a prizewinner in Sydney Eisteddfods and in China will [...]

By | 2017-09-18T14:45:19+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Charity and The Arts, News|Comments Off on Lurline Chamber Orchestra and Rising Stars for The Galston Concerts

Bromeliad Spring Show

Spring is the perfect time to check out the varieties and colours available in the bromeliad world. This is the season, when many are displaying their very beautiful flower spikes and intense colour. The best place in Sydney to see hundreds of bromeliads on display is at the Bromeliad Society of Australia’s Spring Show being held at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill during September. This is an opportunity to see and purchase from many local, interstate growers and collectors of exquisite and rare bromeliads. The show includes 2 days of public sales on Saturday, 23 September 9am – 4pm and Sunday, 24 September 10am – 3pm. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking on [...]

By | 2017-09-18T14:40:49+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Gardening, News|Comments Off on Bromeliad Spring Show