April 2017 was a particularly poignant month for residents of our community. Of course, we proudly commemorated ANZAC Day and were reminded of the terrible battles in New Guinea, Timor and other islands to our North where our brave forebears fought for Australia’s freedom .

We were also reminded that 75 years ago the citizens of Kenthurst themselves took an active role in their nation’s defence. They served in many volunteer organisations including the newly formed Kenthurst Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

Only a few weeks ago every home in our suburb received a free copy of the book ’75 Years of Service’ which tells the story of our brigade. It has become a keepsake which every Kenthurst family should read.

The brigade celebrated it’s three quarters of a century of commitment to our community with a 1940’s era themed , costume dinner dance at the Allegro Function Centre … a fabulous night enjoyed by well over a hundred guests. Specially honoured during the evening were brigade founding members, Ken and Margaret Featherston, along with senior firefighters Lionel and Gwen Smith plus Ray ‘Biggles’ Hancock and his wife Jenny. Effectively, all of these wonderful Kenthurst characters have been involved in protecting and serving the community for over seventy years. L-R Lauren Marshall, Ray Hancock, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Lionel Smith AFSM, Jenny Hancock

Local Changes
May seems to be the time for restaurant changes!

Executive Chef, Andrew Cook, at the Dural Country Club is moving to Entrata Restaurant & Bar at 42 Bannerman Road, Glenhaven.

Banarasi Babu, replaces Mother India at Middle Dural. This is Javed Khan’s second restaurant. His first is the one chef hat Delhi O Delhi in Newton. Glenorie Bakery has opened Bakers & Brewers Bar. With live music, they are now open evenings and for functions.