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Get ready to party AN EXPECTED CROWD of 100,000 people will have loads of fun and superstars to see this weekend at Burwood Festival. From 10am until 5pm, the Main Stage boasts the who’s who in entertainment including boy band What About Tonight followed by X Factor winner Samantha Jade, then watch out for those rascally Minions from Despicable Me 2 and local stars including Georgia McCarthy and Dance Excite. The Classic Cars are back in full force, along with the Kids Corner, model boats and lots more. Burwood Festival is on at Burwood Park on Burwood Road. Organisers recommend public transport, which is fast and easy for an entire day’s fun. See you there!

Burwood Scene: Official Media Partner Burwood Festival 2013 PROMOTION

EIGHT DRAGONS Celebrate the opening of DOOLEYS new restaurant!

Don’t miss our major draw tonight for $20,000 and a banquet for 8 people at our new Asian Restaurant!* Draws are held on the main stage – DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club. Winners must be present at the draw. *Terms and Conditions apply. See Club Reception for details. Drawn Wednesday 18 September. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPS/13/03752. 8 Dragons restaurant opening late October 2013.

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T’S A SURE sign you’re getting older when names like Minions and Despicables mean very little, until you find out these ‘creatures’ are cartoon film star blockbusters and the latest big thing in toyland. Once upon a time (in a land far, far away), cartoon characters took human or animal form and had proper names like Fred, Wilma, Mickey or Minnie or had safe, descriptive names – Road Runner, Astro Boy, Tweety Bird. All easily understood.

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BURWOOD Now we have shapes, either blobs or rectangles, which take on emotion and characteristics and which can enthrall youngsters. So it comes to pass that Burwood Scene is proudly running a Despicable front page in keeping with our lofty status

as an official media partner for the 2013 Burwood Festival. Any parent with young children will know a Minion at first glance. Apparently these pesky creatures have even been spotted in outer space, but for those

who don’t know, here’s a short run down from DESPICABLEwiki. “They are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that endears them to viewers and makes them relatable.” They wear metal goggles for however many eyes they have, blue overalls with Gru’s emblem on the front, and black gloves. Better still, they can turn into a glowstick and can survive without oxygen, hence the ability to tour outer space on occasions. Don’t expect a

conversation because 10,000 Minions, a good-sized Minions ‘jabber’ in a mixture delegation will be visiting of English, Japanese, Korean Burwood Festival on Sunday, and Filipino but do September 22. I wouldn’t 6 have October 2011 earthly Anglo names such miss this for the world. as Kevin and Tim. Of the




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(Left to right) Angela Borelli (IGA), Mayor John Faker, Clair Bond (IGA) and Enfield IGA owner Alex Kahla at Henley Park.

EVERY park bench tells a story, by Belinda Noonan a memorable first encounter, a memorial, grandpa’s favourite IGA Community Chest is chair, or in this case, the an initiative which gives back community spirit. to the local communities. IGA Enfield has donated Money is raised from specially a park bench to Burwood labeled products, fundraisers, Council, which was installed promotional activities and in front of the Enfield Aquatic through contributions made Centre in Henley Park as part to the ‘Chest’ at local stores, of the IGA Community Chest which is then used to fund initiative. numerous projects. “We wanted something The $800 bench will provide everyone could share and park users with a place to sit thought that a park bench out and unwind while enjoying the front of the pool would the warmer months of the year be a good idea,” said IGA NEWS 3 Enfield owner Alex Kahla. “The said Burwood mayor, Cr John Faker. waterworks at the pool is a 6 October 2011 great family area. “I would like to thank

IGA Enfield for supporting our local area, this bench will be a great addition to our park,” says Burwood Mayor, Cr John Faker. “This is a fantastic initiative which demonstrates how Council can work with local business to deliver the best services to our community.” Since its formation, Community Chest has raised more than $60 million to help more than 7,000 local community groups. The money is raised from a percentage of products purchased with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label.

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First Liberal MP for Reid CRAIG LAUNDY is the first Liberal Member for Reid after John Murphy conceded defeat on Tuesday, 10 September after a very tight race that came down to a narrow margin of 639 votes before postals were counted.

Mr Murphy , who held Reid and Lowe for 15 years, called Mr Laundy to offer his congratulations on Tuesday, September 10. “John called to say he was in a position he couldn’t overcome and congratulated my family and I on our campaign. He also wished me every success in representing the people of Reid,” Craig Laundy told Burwood Scene. “I’d like to thank John Murphy for serving the community for fifteen years. He’s a good man with a good heart and he’s been

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my family’s Member of Parliament for all of that time,” Laundy said. “I also congratulate his wife Adrianna for the support she has obviously offered him throughout the years.” Mr Laundy also acknowledged Australia’s 28th Prime Minister saying, ”My thanks go to Tony Abbott and the senior Liberal leadership team for their amazing support over the past 18 months.” “But most importantly, I thank the people of Reid – for the majority who have voted for me. I start work tomorrow. For the minority I will also work for over the next three years, to earn their trust and support. On election night, as the results

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started coming in, Mr Laundy spoke to the 300 strong crowd thanking them for support. “It’s been one helluva journey,” Laundy said on election night. “I would like to thank you all so so much.” He reserved special thanks for his wife Suzie, three children, Charlie, Sophie and Annalise and his parents. “I have been a nightmare for Photo: 18 months and Xrytryryrytry all through the campaign, Suzie has360 been my glue and our children have supported me all the way. I love you all very much,” he said to his family. Mr Laundy travelled to Canberra for his first party room meeting late last week.

AUSTRALIAN businesses are spending more than $2.2 billion each year on waste services, of which $1.4 billion is spent on waste to landfill. Information from Planet Ark says that approximately 12.5 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste is generated each year, which is equivalent to 543kg for each Australian. Of that, almost 7 million tonnes is sent to landfill, equating to an average C&I recycling rate of 46% across the country. “As waste disposal costs increase, it makes financial sense to look for recycling options for the wide range of waste materials generated by businesses,” says Janet

Sparrow, Recycling Programs Manager at Planet Ark. Counteracting the large amount of waste and its associated costs to businesses and the environment is a key aim behind Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s It’s a free online directory with 6,676 listings of re-use, recycling, collection and drop-off locations and services across the country for more than 90 different materials, plus a hotline for Australian businesses to find local recycling services. In the inner west, the top five most commonly searched materials on their website includes computers and accessories, batteries of

all types, cardboard cartons, office paper and office furniture. By Local Government Area the top searches are: Ashfield LGA: computers and accessories, paper, batteries, cardboard and mattresses Canada Bay LGA: mattresses, aluminium cans, cardboard cartons, clothes and office furniture Strathfield LGA: computers and accessories, batteries, cardboard cartons, office furniture and fluorescent globes Burwood LGA: cardboard cartons, office furniture, office paper, mattresses and video and audio tapes.

theBuzz ›› Candy Man, the dynamic all dancing and singing celebration of the life and music of Sammy Davis Jr will play at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta from Oct 10 to 13 for six shows. Performing in the Youth Choir is nine-year-old Burwood local Zak Skaf.

›› Bushfire season is officially recognised as beginning on October 1st but it came early this year.

›› Daylight saving begins on Sunday, 6 October 2013, when clocks will go forward one hour at 2:00 am.

›› On bushfires: Did you know that September is Save the Koala Month, to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of wild koalas and their habitats.

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here are only a few days to go until the Burwood Festival, and Council is working hard to ensure that this free annual event will be a memorable experience for all families. My family and I are looking forward to seeing you at this great event, there’s an array of free entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The Festival is not only a celebration of spring but it is also one of many free civic events Council offers our community throughout the year. I believe that hosting civic events such as the Festival is important, as they help bring people from diverse backgrounds together to celebrate what makes our

area a proud place to live.

From hosting celebrations, to working with local organisations, schools and business, Council is proud to support our community. Last Saturday I had the privilege to volunteer at the Santa Sabina School Fete. It was great to be able to help out and support one of our many great local schools. On a final note, I would like to thank John Murphy for his service to the area over the past years. I would also like to congratulate Craig Laundy and Tony Burke who were elected as Federal Members for our area. I look forward to working with both them.

MINION MAYHEM IN BURWOOD B urwood was sent into pandemonium when the Minions from Despicable Me were let out in the streets last week.

The popular Minions, visited Burwood to spread the word about Burwood Festival, where they will be performing live on stage and walking around doing a Meet and Greet.

There’ll be fun for all ages at this year’s Festival, with a range of entertainment for kids – and for the young at heart – including a Circus Workshop, pony rides and Petting Zoo and the Classic Car Show and Shine for adults and motor enthusiasts.

Date: Sunday, 22 September Time: 10am – 5pm Venue: Burwood Park

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The power of pink

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Enfield Spring Fair Saturday 21 September 2013 10 am - 4 pm

Raffle - sausage sizzle - cupcakes - drinks - lots of stalls jewellery - henna art - games - arts and crafts - face painting - live entertainment - jumping castle


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Maria Vecchio (centre), husband Frank, family and staff from Inspirations at Burwood.

WHEN Maria Vecchio fell pregnant with her third child two and a half years ago, she thought her life was perfect. The wife of businessman Frank Vecchio, who runs Inspirations Paint in Burwood, had always wanted three children and was so happy that she brushed off the discovery of a lump on her left breast as a blocked milk duct. “I was 36 years old at the time and felt indestructible: nothing could happen to me,” she recalled. At her husband’s insistence, Maria went to see a doctor at Strathfield Private Hospital. She did not need the doctor to say a word to know that the verdict was bad news. “Just from seeing the look on the doctor’s face I knew something was wrong,” Maria said. “When I got the results and was diagnosed with breast cancer my world came shattering down.” Only weeks away from her child’s birth, the tail end of Maria’s pregnancy became a living nightmare. “I couldn’t do anything or have any testing because of the baby. They were the longest weeks of my life,” she said. The good news was that Maria

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and Frank’s son, Gianluca, was “born perfect”, but the joys of motherhood were once again brought into stark confrontation for Maria who had the lump removed four days after giving birth. “I couldn’t nurse Gianluca because of what was happening,” Maria added. “Going in for the operation was overwhelming.” Chemotherapy meant that Maria lost all of her hair, but the hardest thing was telling her two children what was happening to their mum. Maria and her family were relieved to discover that the Stage 3 cancer had not spread further than her left breast, though tragedy went on to strike twice when Maria’s 73-year-old mother-in-law was later diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Determined to stay positive, Maria has decided to start, PinkSpiration, a series of events to raise both money for, and awareness of, breast cancer throughout October. “Breast cancer is something that doesn’t discriminate,” she said. “It can happen at any time

Talking fashion business THE Devil Wears Prada stereotype can stand aside when we are talking fashion business with the influential Donna Player, who is the David Jones Group Executive for Merchandise. Ms Player will be the next special guest dinner speaker at the growing Business Professional Women’s Strathfield (BPW) meeting on Wednesday, October 16 at Club Burwood. It’s a night not to be missed if you are interested in fashion and how the business of fashion is managed throughout the iconic David Jones stores. Following her role as Merchandise and Planning General Manager at BIG W, Ms Player joined DJ’s in May 2012 with Chief Executive Paul Zahra saying he was “delighted” to have Donna on the Executive Committee. “Her skill and track record in price negotiations with suppliers, dealing with deflationar y pressures and the integration of merchandise systems and processes to support Omni Channel Retailing are an important component of ensuring our management

and when it does it knocks you for six.” On 18 October, Maria is holding a poker tournament at Briars at Greenlees Sporting Club in Concord. Raffles are being held at Inspirations Paint stores in both Burwood Heights and Gladesville, along with a ladies’ night and barbeques throughout the area. Looking back on the experience years ago, Maria still feels emotional, though she also points out that her son, Gianluca, was a gift in more than one way. “His name means ‘God is gracious’, which in my case he was, because if it wasn’t for my child I wouldn’t have picked up on the lump,” she said. “I never thought I’d get through the dark period but I’ve got the rest of my life to go.” To g e t i nv o l v e d i n PinkSpiration, email Maria at

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David Jones Group Executive, Donna Player

team has the right skill set and capabilities to deliver our Three Point Strategic Plan,” Mr Zahra told B&T magazine in May 2012. Donna Player will speak at the BPW Strathfield dinner meeting on Wednesday, 16 October from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Guests are welcome but bookings are essential. Where: Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood Cost: $45 members, $50 non members, $35 Student, $320 Table of 8 – includes 2 course meal and complimentary drink. Book online: http://bpwstrath Call: 0433 819737

• Craft Stalls • Entertainment • Cake Stalls • White Elephant • Devonshire Tea • Jumping Castle • Jewellery Stall • Ladies Clothing • Monster Raffle • All Day Barbecue • Plant Stall• Lots, Lots More

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Magic and wizardry to delight and confound ENJOY a pinch of the impossible these school holidays when ‘The Magic Show’ takes centre stage with internationally renowned conjuror Elio Simonetti bringing his action-packed show to Ashfield Mall. He first became intrigued with the world of legerdemain at just ten years-old. “I used to wash cars for pocket money and I was asked to wash caravans that belonged to a circus,” Elio recalled. It wasn’t the flying trapeze or tight rope walker that impressed. It was the conjuror. “I thought his act was the most marvellous thing I’d ever seen. So I decided right then to become a magician.” His wizardry appeals equally to children and grown-ups. “Adults are genuinely intrigued by the illusions while children love the antics and colour.” You can catch his sorcery at Ashfield Mall from Monday 23 to Friday 27, September at 11am and 1pm daily. Admission Magician and conjuror Elio Simonetti at Ashfield Mall these school holdidays. is free.

Ashfield LEP one step closer to approval THE BLUE PRINT for Ashfield’s economic development and sustainability is likely to be approved NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazard told Ashfield Council representatives at a meeting last Thursday. Cr Mansour said the 2013 LEP plan aims to achieve 2,000 new dwellings and 500 new jobs by 2031. “Today’s meeting was a positive one, and Minister Hazard was very encouraging of our plan for the future of our local area,” Mayor Morris Mansour said of the Ashfield Draft LEP. “Ashfield Councillors and staff have worked closely with the community for over five years to develop this bold plan, and I am pleased we can expect its approval within weeks.”

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli also attended the meeting. “It’s good to see that Ashfield Council is at long last starting to listen to the community on planning matters,” Mr Casuscelli said. Mr Casuscelli expressed relief that, following regular calls for a Masterplan for the commercial centre of Ashfield, the Council has announced it will be taking action. “Council would do well to listen to the many local business owners and potential investors who have complained about a lack of vision concerning the future of Ashfield’s commercial centre. I urge Council to shed its anti-development reputation by being bold, not only in words but also in deeds, when considering the future of Ashfield,” Mr Casuscelli said.

Ashfield GM Vanessa Chan, said the key community objectives for the LEP is the protection of the unique character and heritage of each of Ashfield Council’s suburbs. “The development of this LEP saw a level of community consultation unmet anywhere in New South Wales,” Ms Chan said. “It began in 2011 with Ashfield’s Biggest Conversation and also involved open houses, heritage advisors, an interactive website and thorough engagement with Planning NSW.” “Our Plan for Ashfield’s future is about striking the balance between keeping the unique heritage aspects of our distinct neighbourhoods and driving economic growth through good planning,” Mayor Mansour added.

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Boy band What About Tonight LIVE THE four-member What About Tonight boy band of Brock Jays, Luke Howell, Tyrone Georgiadis, and Wade Smith, 18 perform live at Burwood Festival this Sunday from 2.40pm. The group met through YouTube and rehearsed on Skype before entering the X Factor and making it through to the final 12 under the guidance of Ronan Keating. The band

Burwood’s Classic Car Display will attract thousands of car enthusiasts.

MOTOR enthusiasts will enter car heaven at this year’s Burwood Festival, with the Classic Car Show and Shine showcasing everything from the hottest European sports cars and the toughest American muscle cars to finest classics, quirky Kombi Vans and old Aussie favourites.

cars from all over NSW and Australia.

The twenty second annual show will draw the best

Trophies will be presented to Best in Class.

Judged by the NSW Council of Motor Clubs, the prestigious Classic Car Show is a must for car-lovers and car-admirers. The Show & Shine includes an award ceremony judged by the NSW Council of Motor Clubs.

T h i s ye ar’s stu n n i ng collection of vintage models Sunday September 22 will be complemented by some of Australia’s coolest hot-rods and modified vehicles. “There are many, many cars on display, and such a diverse range,” said Council’s Event Coordinator. “We’re expecting over 250 cars, so it will certainly be an impressive sight.”

re-formed after leaving the show and began a national search for a new member. After watching Wade Smith’s audition on The Voice 2013 he was tracked down and asked to join What About Tonight. Known to fans now as WAT, their following on facebook and twitter is increasing every day. Sydney member, Tyrone Georgiadis @TyroneGWAT has over 44,000 twitter followers

and often raises awareness for community issues such as mental health. “Time of Our Lives” What About Tonight’s first single, is written and produced by Cassie Davis  and  Snob Scrilla  from production duo More Mega, the same duo behind Havana Brown’s ARIA Triple Platinum “We Run The Night” that sold over one million copies in the United States.

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OME down to Burwood Park and join a stellar line up featuring internationally acclaimed Aria Chart-Topper Samantha Jade who headlines a bill of class acts such as popular boy band What About Tonight, X Factor favourites Elem5nt and NOA, local and Young Talent Time runner-up Georgia McCarthy and up and coming Electro Hip-Hop trio HTL, all sure to get the crowd singing and grooving along with them. Burwood Festival will also ensure a fun day out for the youngest attendees – and the young at heart – with stage shows by The Minions from Despicable Me 2 and a meet-and-greet with Mr and Mrs Potato Head,



HOWCASE your photographic skills and enter the competition to win some amazing prizes. The photos can capture a moment, event, person at Burwood Festival, or the Burwood surrounds. Simply email your photo to news@ for your chance to win. Prizes include an iPad Mini (1st), $150 Exclusive Hair Voucher (2nd) and 10 visit family pass to the Enfield Aquatic Centre valued at $132 (3rd). Closing date is Friday, 4 October 2013 at 5pm.



URWOOD Festival is easily accessible by public transport, so leave the car at home and catch the bus or train for a great day out. CITYRAIL has regular services stopping at Burwood Station and buses stop on Burwood Road, near the Festival entrance. Bus routes 400, 407, 408, 409, 415, 458, 462, 464, 466, 492, 499 and 525 will get you to the Festival. If you’re traveling with the family, find out about traveling with the FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY ticket. The Festival is just 12 minutes from Central Station and 15 minutes from Parramatta. For more information and to plan your trip visit or phone 131 500


as well as a Circus Workshop, Ronald McDonald and Friends show, face painting, pony rides and an animal nursery rounding out an action-packed day. Burwood Park will be transformed into a foodie’s paradise with award winning stalls offering cuisine from around the world. There will also be a boutique market area will chic and vintage clothes, arts, crafts and jewellery. This year the famous Classic Car Show will make its twenty second appearance, drawing the best vintage cars from all over NSW and Australia, along with their admirers, to be judged by the NSW Council of Motor Clubs. For sheer fun, discovery and excitement, there’s nothing like the Burwood Festival. This year marks the 28th Burwood Festival, and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest yet!

It’s the best of the Inner West, it’s Spring, it’s Burwood, it’s free and it’s your Festival... come and celebrate!


e treated to a stellar line-up – X Factor winner, SAMANTHA JADE, X Factor finalists WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT, and DESPICABLE ME 2 Stage Show, all headlining in an impressive program of 15 different performers taking to the Main Stage.

Main Stage

Time What’s On 10.05am Dance @ Niki Webster 10.26am From Within Performing Arts 10.50am Ronald McDonald and Friends 11.20am Annie JR - The Musical Spectacular 11.38am Despicable Me 2 Live Stage Show 12.10pm HTL 12.35pm Georgia McCarthy 12.57pm The Jugglenaut   1.33pm Despicable Me 2 Live Stage Show   2.13pm Georgia McCarthy   2.40pm What About Tonight   3.15pm Samantha Jade   3.47pm Ruby Star - Hula Hoop Artist   4.15pm Platinum Vocal Studio   4.37pm Dance Excite

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urwood Festival will ensure a fun day out for the youngest Festival-goers – and the young at heart – with exclusive meet and greets with the Minions from Despicable Me 2, Mr and Mrs Potato Head and Ronald McDonald and Friends, as well a Circus Workshop, face painting, pony ride and a petting zoo, making for an action packed day for the whole family.


he all-new chill out zone set at the T front of Burwood Park is the best place for you to relax. With a bean

bag lounge and vast array of boutique market stalls this is the perfect spot to catch a breath amongst all of the excitement.

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 Domremy’s writes of passage 30 years for Strathfield preschool

S T R AT H F I E L D’ S f i r s t pre-school Integricare at Bates Street is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a celebration on Saturday 18 October at 1A Bates Street, Homebush from 2pm until 5pm. The preschool, formerly Strathfield Sessional Preschool, began in early 1983 with 15 students, but today offers educational programs for 97 children each week including seven places for children with additional needs. Renae Giles has had three children attend Integricare Strathfield Preschool. “Our family feels that Integricare Preschool Strathfield is a very special place� says Renae. “Staff are welcoming to both children and parents. The children are encouraged to discuss important events in their lives, and larger community celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas, which are celebrated in a way that is very relevant to the children.� All the families who have attended the pre-school over the last 30 years are invited to join current and past teachers for an afternoon of fun and chance to catch up with families they have not seen for a while. There will be a disco for the children plus gelato, and cake to celebrate the event.

  Journalist Barry Divola with Domremy students.

AUTHOR and journalist Barry Divola gave students from Domremy College the encouragement to start a whole new chapter when he joined the school’s Writer in Residence program. Over the course of two weeks, Mr Divola offered insights into his own journey as a writer, both the highs and lows of work as a journalist and author including the process of writing and views on the publishing world.

Through the Writer in Residence program students were engaged in their own writing practice, including gaining creative inspiration, researching the imaginary character, developing story lines and changing literary perspectives. Domremy students from year 7 to 12 were able to utilise the Writer in Residence Program to explore their individual creativity, unique imaginations

and to embrace the opportunity to write creatively for pleasure. Principal, Vivienne Awad said that the Writer in Residence Program is about connecting students’ learning with the real world. “Writing becomes more engaging for our students when you provide them with an opportunity to work with an expert who writes for a living,� she said.

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Master chefs in the making at Meriden HOSPITALITY students at Meriden can cook up a storm now they have their own state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. The kitchen was officially opened last month by cooking doyenne, Pamela Clark, who is the editorial and food director of the Australian Women’s Weekly cook books. The former student at Meriden shared her expertise with students, teachers and parents during a master class

to mark the opening of the new kitchen. Year 12 student, Chanel Scardilli, who is studying Hospitality for her HSC this year said that the new facility is outstanding. “As the kitchen has much of the equipment that you would find in a commercial kitchen, it gives us the chance to experience working in an environment similar to that in the industry,” she said. “It also allows for a more creative approach to the food

being produced as there are more possibilities. We are very excited about using the new equipment.” The new facility comprises a spacious kitchen, separate demonstration room, scullery with commercial dishwasher, and the latest digital technology. Demonstration cameras and suspended flat screen televisions are situated throughout the kitchen and demonstration room.

Left: Meriden’s Year 11 Hospitality students (L-R) Monique Piggott, Demi Kioussis and Kayla Taouk.

Fairies frolic at Santa Sabina

Ashfield Kids School Holiday program THERE are plenty of activities at Programs include Mini competition to beading low cost or for free on offer from Beasts, Tabloid Sports or workshops, knitting for Teens, KEEPING IN THE COM Ashfield Council these schoolTOUCH Recycled InstrumentsWITH for 5 -7 Sculpture and Candle Making, holidays including sporting year-olds, Orienteering for 8-12 and more.

CHILDREN at Santa Sabina’s Early Education Centre transformed themselves into fairies and elves and gave a magical performance of Nutcracker Suite’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’. Excited by the prospect of performing as fairies, the children wrote and drew the invitations and practised with enthusiasm, working collaboratively as a group to learn their actions and movements. In addition to performing the waltz the preschoolers also made their own storybooks, wrote letters to fairies, made fairy halos and drawings and created a fairy garden for which they chose different flora. According to director, Jackie Baxter, these activities at the Centre foster learning and development through “a stimulating, interest-based curriculum in which children are allowed to express themselves and are empowered to reach their potential.”



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VIDHUSHAN Paheerathan is one of only three young men to have received a Highly Recommended Award in the Rotary Recognition of Youth Awards among 24 senior 6 October 2011 students from public and private







schools from Wollongong to Katoomba. The Recognition of Youth Awards (ROYA) are presented to young people who demonstrate a conscientious participation within the community in

sports, hobbies, youth or interest groups. “Congratulations and well done Vidhushan,” said Year 11 Advisor Joanna Chan. “Your effort and interests in the community have been recognised.”




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INNeR-WeSt streets are about to become safer for those taking a stroll after changes to rules for dog-owners. Councils are now allowed to require owners of menacing dogs to muzzle their dogs in public, have them on a leash, under the control of a person over 18 years old, and ensure they are de-sexed. Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP, welcomed the changes. “Dog attacks are always terrifying and these new laws will help get dangerous dogs off the streets of Drummoyne and educate owners about the importance of keeping their dogs under control,’’ he said. “There are a lot of dangerous dogs which under the previous rules could not be classified as dangerous – this new rule will Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing mean that the community can students are on their way to L.A. be protected from dogs that are Twenty aspiring a threat, no matter whatyoung breed will also take part in skill fantastic opportunity for all of dancers they are.’’ from the Dorothy development workshops in our students to represent the Cowie the School new lawof isDancing part of ina Los Angles and New York, school as well as Australia on Croydon and Drummoyne package of measures announced accompanied by principal an international scale.” will be on their way Minister to USA Donna Burland. Ms Burland also by Local Government on September to perform “The most exciting part of the congratulated teachers Rebecca Don Page and20Minister for at Disneyland at Hollywood’s Primary Industries Katrina trip is leading the Disneyland and Monique Travaglini for Universal Studios. Hodgkinson to respond to Parade representing Dance their professionalism and the youngest at seven theFrom Companion Animals and the Magic productions,” said dedication. The Member for Strathfield, years-of-age uptaskforce to 23 they Burland. “This trip is a Dangerous Dogs and Ms Charles Casuscelli says that SeveN new police officers to concerns about dangerous and have made their way to the a recent motion passed by threatening dogs in the NSW inner-west after graduating this Ashfield Council calling community. upon the NSW Government month. to re-write its proposed The Member for Strathfield, planning laws is the latest Charles Casuscelli welcomed in a long line of political the men and women in blue. stunts pulled by the Council, “The 39 additional according to the State allocations to the South West by Mitchell Jordan Member for Strathfield, Metropolitan Region will Charles Casuscelli. result in a further four police ONLY in Paris would aofficers world stationed at Burwood, “No doubt this has been where pianos make cocktails done to draw attention away one at Ashfield and two at and light switches transform from Ashfield Council’s Flemington,” he said. into Research bugs be possible. ANZAC consistent failure to address “We know that Burwood, It can be argued, of course, Institute Medical Appeal. problems with its own ageing Ashfield and Flemington Local that the French capital has infrastructure.   Rather than Area Commands do a fantastic always been a little different fixing the footpaths and job keeping our community Donate onLIne: (in a good way), though roads they are responsible safe.” director Michel Gondry takes for maintaining, Ashfield Minister for Police and au/foundation/anzacrethis one step further emergency in his Lovers Colin and Chloe see Paris likeprefer never to before. councillors pass Services Michael latest film, Mood Indigo. search a resolution designed to Gallacher said the Government At its heart, the surreal beingto in love:the a cloudget aascheap possible and Mr cynics headline,” has committed increase film based on Boris NSW Vian’sPolice takes them on a tripCasuscelli would siad.   do well to remind Force by a total In PeRSon: novel, Froth on the Daydream, themselves that most over Paris;with they latest effort merely police officers, the marry “This at any Bendigo Bank. Frenchof 859 is a classic love underwater; a flower films, and indeed most demonstrates that the Authorised Strength reaching story viewed through starts 2015. growing insidecouncillors art as aare whole, has been clearly 16,665a in August kaleidoscope. A wealthy done before. It’s just that Chloe, making her ill. BY PoSt: disinterested in addressing “We will also deliver a Parisian, Colin (Romain While for thethe plot isthe substantial Gondry manages to do Send a cheque or money challenges further 179 positions meets a beautiful girl,transport predictable, it in a way residents that feels and like order Duris) to Homebush Ashfield Public Command,Gondry’sfacing Chloe Bank, (Audrey Tautou of vision is astounding. falling in love for the first Community businesses. 30 positions for the traffic and Amelie fame) and Patrol Cinematically, it’s as “Ittime. 27 Rochester Street,at a party must be reassuring for Highway Command, and from there the relationship Mood Indigo istoshowing far removed from the Homebush NSW 2140 Ashfield ratepayers know 230 General Duties positions follows the vicissitudes of Hollywood love story at cinemas that it elected anow. council that right across NSW,” he said.


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French exchange student, Emma Geneau, shared her experiences with Rotary.

Karmelesan, encouraged other young people to get involved. “Anyone interested in the Rotary Youth Exchange program should contact Rotary,” Sana said. The Rotary Club of Burwood is also holding its third Rotary BCA Awards (BCA) night on 17February 2014 at Burwood RSL. “These award nights are added opportunities for those organisations to publicly

recognise their support businesses for their continued support of that organisation,” said Sana. “We have recognised 22 local businesses over the last two years and we welcome the receipt of nominations for the 2014 awards night.” Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting Tim O’Connor on 9744 9247 during business hours.

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French fantasy far from blue





BURWOOD and France have become a little more connected following a Rotary exchange program. 16-year-old Emma Geneau from Wimereux in the north of France, near Belgium, is currently being hosted by the Rotary Club of Burwood. Since arriving in Australia in July she has commenced studies at Burwood Girls High School and is enjoying her time here in Sydney. The Rotary club of Burwood has a long history in Rotary Youth Exchange and currently has a student, Maddie Bardwell, on exchange in France. A Rotary Youth Exchange student spends a year living with host families and attending school in a country other than their own. They learn a new way of living, maybe even a new language, and a great deal about themselves. As they are learning, they also are teaching the people they meet about their country, Xrytryryrytry Photo: culture, and ideas, helping to bring the world closer together and making some good friends in the process. Burwood President, Sana


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cannot find the money to fix its footpaths, but is more than capable of offering gratuitous planning advice to by Mitchell Jordan the NSW Government,” Mr Casuscelli said. Mr Casuscelli believes that Ashfield Council continues STRATHFIELD performer to demonstrate a remarkably Sasha Leonov has let his soul pooron grasp of its key soar his latest album, Skies responsibilities. Change. “This has not beenhas been 28-year-old Sasha confinedsongs to its tardy writing and playing maintenance of footpaths guitar for most of his life, on state roads ortoignoring but decided officially its statutory requirements begin performing in 2008. over consultation the Since making theon decision WestConnex project, but has to start singing publicly, he’s extended to performed – its andmishandling even busked issues France associated –ofaround and with Italy. the regulation of This year,and he operation released Skies brothelsan in the area.  Change, album which was An Ashfield mostly recordedCouncil over a onespokesperson released a year period in London. comment outlining council’s “It’s a hopeful, heartfelt and position. honest way of seeing things,” “[Ashfield] Council called he said of the album. for the NSW Government With a Russian background, to rewrite its proposed he also draws inspiration from planning laws and engage his native country. in consultation with local “Growing up, I listened to councils as councils are quite a lot which of Russian music the bodies primarily with my parents, so naturally implement the planning that into theconcerns way I see laws.seeped This follows

way, Ashfield Council runs expressed by a number of the very real risk of losing bodies including the Law what remaining influence Society of NSW, Institute it has in representing the of Architects and the community’s interests in Independent Commission planning matters,” he said.. Against Corruption,” the Mr Casuscelli said that spokesperson advised. during May and June this “Council is legitimately year, over 2,000 people representing the interests attended community of all its residents and consultation sessions for the ratepayers; this was done in planning white paper and an apolitical fashion with almost 5,000 submissions the unanimous support of were received. all Councillors, including “Planning Minister Brad Mr Casuscelli’s Liberal Hazzard indicated that issues colleagues,” the council which have been raised statement says. during the Mrguitar, Casuscelli Have will says travel … Sasha Leonov hasconsultation performed phase, such as ongoing Ashfield Council is behaving across Europe. heritage protection and “irresponsibly”. judicial “After thisappreciate latest callmusic, to ” the things and “I availability just enjoy ofthe thrill of reviews, rewrite the new planning Sasha said. being in will frontbeofconsidered people who by the government. Themusic laws, residents could be have are listening to my “Russian melodies draft bill may be amended forgiven for not taking [and] the rush of knowing that something about them that to to reflect serious note of Ashfield aresensible enjoyingchanges,” my music this point resonates with me, people he said. Council’s attempts getting something out of something I will atdefinitely and contributing to urban policy it, ” “Ashfield he said. residents find explore more in future song themselves in the development in this State. “That’s what hasabsurd kept me writing. ” situation where its Council Ashfield’s councillors do going. ” Achieving an intimacy with currentlyChange gives a greater say their community a grave is available the audienceinhas been the most toSkies people who have little disservice pursuing through www.sashaleonov. rewarding thingself-serving for Sasha, who direct connection with a frivolous and com. finds the connection motions like this. between a development proposal and performer and the crowd “By continuing to act to be carry no financial burden exhilarating. than it does to owners.” in such an irresponsible



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‘Bushy Boy’ Coates elected IOC Vice President CLASSIFIEDS

since 2009, sits on the Juridical Commission and the TV Rights & New Media Commission and is the President of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). His sporting career began as a cox at Homebush High School, but made his mark as an administrator – firstly as Rowing Manager at the 1976 Montreal Games, then becoming AOC President and Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team at six Olympic Games from 1988 to 2008. Homebush Boys High School principal Tim Jurd has paid

tribute to Mr Coates for his Described as the “best achievement. Olympics ever� after Sydney “It is with great joy that the 2000 by the then IOC President, Homebush community greeted Juan Antonio Samaranch, the wonderful news that ‘old Coates was awarded the bushy boy’ John Coates was Olympic Order in gold following CLASSIFIEDS elected unopposed as the Vice those Games. President of the IOC,� said He also served on the principal, Tim Jurd. Coordination Commission “As a student, John was for the 2012 London Olympics always enthusiastic about sport, assisting Lord Sebastian Coe embracing all the ethos of the and the Chairman of the British Olympic movement – fair play, Olympic Association, Lord participation and doing your Colin Moyinhan, to organise best. We know the IOC is in an outstanding Olympics. good hands with a Homebush Old Boy.�

Back2School for radio hosts Newly elected IOC Vice President, John Coates.

IT’S A LONG WAY from Homebush Boys High School where his rowing career started to Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, but that’s where John Coates’ love for sport has led him after being elected unopposed last week in Buenos Aires. Mr Coates, the President of the Australian Olympic Committee, joined the IOC in 2001 after playing a key role in

winning and then staging the Sydney 2000 Olympics. “I am truly honoured that none of my colleagues have chosen to stand against me and looking forward to supporting our new President and ultimately the athletes we represent,� Coates said from the IOC Session in Buenos Aires. “I thank my senior IOC colleague, Kevan Gosper and my AOC Executive for the encouragement and support

they have given me. Kevan is the only other Australian to have held the position and his support and continuing wise counsel means a great deal to me.� Gosper, who spent 17 years on the IOC Board, congratulated Coates saying, “It is a great privilege for us to have a Vice President of the IOC who is an Australian.� Coates has been a member of the IOC Executive Board

Aussie cricketer and former student Mitchell Starc joined 2UE’s Dicko and Sarah at Homebush Boys High last Friday morning for their ongoing Back2School broadcasts. Breakfast was supplied by IGA Superstores whilst Starc, who graduated in 2007, was surrounded all morning by students for photos and cricketing tips.

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NUTRITION ON THE MENU Health and nutrition will be the focus of Concord West’s View Club luncheon this month. Held at Burwood R.S.L. on Wednesday 25, September the guest speaker is Louise Hougnton, who will speak about nutrition and health. For all enquires ring 97472829. LABOR MAYOR FOR STRATHFIELD Strange goings on! Strathfield councillor Daniel Bott has been elected the new mayor of Strathfield in a secret ballot supported by the three Liberal councillors, but not by Labor’s Raj Datta and independents, Helen McLucas and Andrew Soulos who voted for the election to be by a show of hands. Liberal Sang Ok has been elected as Deputy Mayor. HOMAGE TO LANDSCAPE The Wagner Art Gallery in Paddington is hosting an exhibition of new works by acclaimed Croydon artist Min Woo Bang, Homage to Landscape, from Friday 20 September until 16 October. The opening reception with Min Woo Bang is on Tuesday, 24 September , 6 – 8pm at Wagner Gallery, 39 Gurner Street, Paddington.

Sydney is bracing itself for a plague of gigantic snails – all in the name of public art. Part of the City’s 12th annual Art & About Sydney festival, Snailovation will see 24 gigantic neon-coloured snails slither their way into iconic locations around the city. From 20 September to 20 October, the quirky sculptures will be installed in major public spaces, including Hyde Park, Martin Place and Customs House Square, to encourage Sydneysiders to play with our city. “These giant snails will bring a sense of fun, culture and creativity to our city,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said. “Made from recycled plastic, this visually arresting project encourages people to think of their environment.”

NEW SHADE CLOTHS COME WITH A THANK YOU Concord Occasional Childcare on Flavelle Street in Concord was granted funds under the 2012 Community Partnership Building Grant for a new shade cloth and nature walk.  Staff at the ‘Cubby’ report that the children love it especially the new wooden bridge/pirate ship. John Sidoti MP and Jim Biniares visited last month and were impressed with the work done to the garden. Cubby staff, the committee and families have FLUCTUATING temperatures, thanked Mr Sidoti and his office for providing an early flowering season and the very generous grant. THE FRIENDLY PLACE TO SHOP AND DINE predictions of thunderstorms and bushfires by weather 5TH ANNUAL ROOKWOOD SCULPTURE experts has prompted Asthma EXHIBITION Foundation to warn that this Set in the beautiful grounds of the historic could be a tough time for the Rookwood Cemetery, ‘Hidden - A Rookwood 800,000 asthmatics in NSW. Sculpture Walk’ is a unique exhibition of sculpture, installation and new media artworks. “ Un s e a s o n a b l y h i g h This year 40 artists curated by Cassandra Hard temperatures have seen Lawrie will exhibit works exploring themes plants flowering early and the of life and death, love and loss, memory and Rural Fire Service has started mortality.  Hidden launches on Saturday 21st necessary hazard reduction September and close on All Hallows Eve, burns early this year, which will Thursday 31st of October.  Starting at the challenge the ability of people Northern end of Hawthorne Ave the exhibition with asthma to control their is open from sunrise to sunset, entry is free. condition,” explained Michele

100kg. The Italian, Belgian and French artists have previously made visually arresting giant turtles, meerkats, rabbits and penguins for the Venice Biennale and Miami Art Basel.

light and encourage the creation of more sustainable environments. Created by international artistic collective, Cracking Art Group, each snail measures 3m x 1.8m x 2.3m and weighs more than

Snailovation is part of the Regeneration Art Project, which places intriguing, large, coloured animal installations in a variety of unusual spaces across the globe to inspire people to see their cities in a different

Spring stirs asthma warning keep pollens and pollution from entering the bed. “If you think you may have “Asthma is very much an allergies, see your GP to talk individual condition, which about options for allergy testing changes with the seasons. Spring and management,” said Ms is one of the worst times of year Goldman. for many of the 1:10 adults and “It’s also a very good time to children who live with asthma.” see your GP to get or update The Foundation suggested your individual asthma action that anyone whose asthma gets plan.” THE FRIENDLY PLACE TO SHOP worse during the spring should The Department of ensure they take their preventer Environment issues air pollution medication every day, consider reports twice daily or keep track working from home when there of pollen levels via the Asthma is air pollution and shower and Foundation NSW website www. wash hair in the evening to Goldman, CEO of Asthma Foundation NSW.

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18 September 2013

Better parking for boaters

Back to back wins for Enfield girls The Under 15 Division 1 Enfield Rovers team are still celebrating their Grand Final win last month, which has given the outstanding girls team back-to-back premierships. “Even though a few team members did not return before the season began, some players from our B side, stepped up to the challenge. Those girls made a great contribution throughout the entire season in what is a great team victory. Bring on season 2014,� said THE team manager andFRIENDLY local business owner, Erick Meguid.

NEW parking facilities for cars and boat trailers have been installed as part of the Blaxland Road boat ramp facility upgrade near the John Whitton Bridge on the Parramatta River at Rhodes. Drummoyne MP John Sidoti said work started in March this year to build 14 car and boat trailer spaces to improve access to the river for local boaters. “Roads and Maritime Services provided $153,000 under the Better Boating Program (BBP) for the parking improvement at the recently upgraded boat ramp in an application by City of Canada Bay Council. “The work is part of a larger foreshore precinct upgrade being carried out by Canada Bay Council and connects with the new pedestrian and cycle link under the Meadowbank and John Whitton bridges from Mill Park to East Rhodes. “In the past five years, with help from five separate BBP grants, the City of Canada Bay Council has completed a significant upgrade of the Blaxland Road boat ramp precinct, he said. “The upgrade aims to provide safer, improved facilities for boaters and reduce future maintenance costs. In the past five years, RMS has awarded more than $2.13 million in BBP grants have been awarded in the Drummoyne electorate,� John Sidoti said.


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THE Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club (LACC) Women’s Race Team had a very successful weekend (6 to 8 September 2013) at the NSW Masters Championships in Goulburn. The Championships included three events run over three days – individual time trial, criterium race and road race. Saturday’s event was a closed circuit criterium race at the Marulan Driver Training Centre near Goulburn. It was a tough, very technical crit course which really separated the field.The masters women were divided into two groups, Masters 1-4 (which includes riders aged 30 to 50) and Masters 5+ (riders aged 50 and above). Five LACC women raced in the Masters 1-4 category with place-getters in most categories. Belinda Diprose took Gold in Masters 2 (and 2nd overall in the race), Geraldine Blomfield-Brown took Gold in Masters 3 followed by Kim

CLASSIFIEDS Stokeld in Silver and Shiona Will 4th in Masters 3. Melanie Reiter got the third gold for the team in Masters 4. The LACC women rounded out a successful weekend in Goulburn with great results in the NSW Masters Road Race Championships which was a 63 km course starting from Gunning Showground. Belinda


Diprose took her second gold for the weekend in Masters 2, Geraldine Blomfield-Brown took her second Gold in Masters 3, Joanna Somerville took Gold in Masters 4 with Melanie Reiter taking silver, Kim Stokeld & Shiona Will finished 5th & 6th respectively in Masters 3 and Rebecca Frater came in sixth in a competitive field in Masters 1.

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