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September 2013


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Grab the whole family and join us for our annual Bushland Festival at Fagan Park, Galston. As always, we have an exciting line up of musical entertainment, rides for the kids and a huge variety of market stalls. Entertainment will include live music from Danni Da Ros, Golden Guitar winners Camille & Stuie, Luke O’Shea, Steve Passfield and bush band Simply Bushed

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There will be an interactive musical session for kids - sing along with the band to popular Australian tunes. Reptile displays by Crocodile Encounters, whipcracking and lasso demonstrations, miniature pony display by Manor Farm Pony Stud, live bee displays (fully enclosed) by Beezeebo. Feathered Friends Bird Show will include swooping barn owls, red-tailed black cockatoos and Australia’s smartest cockatoo, the mischievous Tirrike. There will also be Bush poetry from the Rhymer from Ryde. Galston Rotary will be judging the finals of the Scarecrow Gathering, so don’t forget to start making your scarecrows to enter into this annual competition. Local school children will also have received their Colouring In Competitions which should be handed in prior to 11am on the day of the show.

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The residents of Wisemans Ferry have banded together to create a lasting memorial to those from the region who served Australia during wartime. The memorial is being built on land owned by Hornsby Shire Council, but the funds for its construction are coming from the community. Not that much money has been needed so far. Already $30,000 worth of work has been done, but not a single Committee president cent has changed hands because all Wayne Moore and secretary material has been donated by local Margaret Pratt at the site of businesses and all labour has been the half-completed memorial. volunteered by local residents. One of the bills the committee received for some significant work simply says, “Two middies when we are next in town.” “After 100 years, this town deserves its own memorial,” says Vietnam veteran Wayne Moore, who is spearheading the project. “The aim is to have the memorial in place to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing and to record the names of the district servicemen and women who left their family life and farms to serve their nation. “All we have now are two honour boards, which are missing a lot of names and contain some that have been placed there incorrectly.” With the help of the Australian War Memorial, an continued on next page













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The Anzac Spirit Is Alive And Well .... continued accurate list has been created, with 82 names that will be engraved on plaques. To pay for the plaques people were given the chance to “sponsor a digger” for $100 each and it wasn’t long before each of them found a benefactor. There’s still work to be done, though, with the final memorial to include a statue, plinth and well-developed garden. The easiest – and most fun – way to get involved is to take part in the Run For A Digger that will be taking place on 28 September at Del Rio Riverside Resort. To find out more about that event and other ways you can help, visit or like Wisemans Ferry Anzacs on Facebook. “When I first started this I was on my own and had no idea how I was going to raise the money,” Wayne says. “But then everybody came together and at this stage it’s charging forward under its own steam.”

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (Ryla) Galston Rotary Club is seeking applications from young people aged 20 to 25 to attend the next RYLA week will be held from Sunday 12 January to Saturday 18 January at Collaroy. The RYLA program is designed to encourage leadership development of young adults by young adults with the aim of developing potential leaders of the future. Attendees will meet like minded people and learn about issues such as conflict resolution, negotiation skills, relationship management and other leadership essentials.

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Coming into the final round of this year’s season, the Hawks were placed at the top of the Super League 2 table and only required a win or a draw to secure the premiership. In front Hawks vs Roselea action of a large crowd of expectant home supporters, the final game was played at Hayes Park against 6th placed Roselea on 10th August. Hawks started the game well with plenty of possession but failed to capitalise on excellent chances to take the lead. As so often happens, Roselea took advantage of the opportunity and scored with a well taken but unexpected goal after half an hour. Then right on half-time, Roselea doubled their lead when the Hawk’s midfield turned the ball over to a unmarked Roselea player who made good use of a ten metre head start to score. At 0-2 and with so much at stake, the home spectators were edgy and the tension was rising rapidly. However, Hawks kept their cool and early in the second half, Hawk’s Dave Reid scored following a goal mouth scramble to get Hawks back into the game at 1-2. Fifteen minutes later, Hawk’s captain Matt Freeman levelled the scores at 2-2 with a well-directed header at the back post from a corner kick. Then with ten minutes to play, the home crowd erupted when Christian Smith lobbed the Roselea keeper to give Hawks a 3-2 lead and seal the premiership and promotion. A great game by both sides and the desired result for the home team!

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Not to be outdone, the Super League 2 reserve side have also been outstanding this year and were undefeated in 18 games in winning the reserve grade premiership.

These achievements are the result of an ongoing commitment and perseverance by a core of Hawks players and management with support from the club. The nucleus of the team came together at Hawks in 2010 to play in the All Age Division 1 competition with Rob Sacilotto as coach and Debbie Freeman as manager. The team won the AA1 premiership in 2010 and were duly promoted to Super League 2. Three seasons in Super League 2 has seen solid improving performances with 4th spot in 2011, 3rd spot in 2012 and in 1st position this year. The legacy of 2010 remains with twelve of the players from that year still members of the 2013 squad and Rob and Debbie continuing as coach and manager respectively. Congratulations to all involved at Hawks but especially to the players, and to Rob and Debbie. With a young squad, depth in both grades, good spectator support and committed management, Hawks are looking forward to moving up a level in 2014! Hawk’s acknowledge the great support provided throughout the season from its major sponsors Bendigo Bank and Glenorie RSL Club.

Mannell Motors - Open Day If you’re a 4wd enthusiast, mark Saturday the 28th of September in your calendar. Why? It is Mannell Motors open day and a chance to talk a range of 4WD industry experts and the Mannell Motors team. Mannell Motors is a family owned and operated business, who has been providing expert mechanical servicing to all vehicle types for over a decade. Specialising in setting up 4WD vehicles for touring and towing, the experienced team can advise the right product for your needs. “There is a huge range of 4WD accessories on the market. We can help you set up your dream touring vehicle or make sure your everyday SUV is ready for a day out in the bush”, owner Nick Mannell says, “We pride ourselves on getting it right for you, every time. With a lot of cheap imitation products on the market, it is important you get the right advice from experts. Our staff are experienced four wheel drivers and know the products they sell are reliable and work”. Experts from the following companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest products and answer any questions you have. Products on display include ARB, Kaymar, Rhino Roof Racks, Redarc, Old Man Emu, Piranha Offroad, Great Divide Tours, All Air Suspension, Hema maps, Cooper Tires, Recaro, Lightforce, Hayman Reece, GME, Coupler Tec, Australian 4X4 Driver Training and many more. A sausage sizzle on the day will be manned by a local 4wd club. The friendly Mannell Team are ready to make all your 4WD requirements a reality. With open day specials, giving you heaps of savings and decades of 4WD knowledge at hand, you won’t find a better way to get all of you 4WD questions answered in one spot. You could also walk away with a lucky door price on the day. Mannell Motors are giving away an ARB Fridge Freezer worth up to $ 1800, a $660 voucher for Australian 4x4 driver training & a set of MSA canvas front seat covers valued at $ 368. The open day is from 9am til 3pm on Saturday 28th September at Mannell Motors, 5 Pioneer Avenue, Thornleigh. Call 9980 8855 for more details. It’s for one day only so make sure you don’t miss out!

Soroptimist International Hawkesbury & District Inc: Spring Fashion Parade and High Tea Hosted by Donna-Lou Fashions Bringing you the latest in Spring colours and design, including a delicious High Tea while you chat, try and buy. Join us at one of our tables, bring a friend or fill a table of eight. This unique event is being held at Wilberforce School of Arts 531, Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce 2756 on Saturday 14th September at 2pm till 5pm. Tickets are $15 each. We also have three great raffle prizes. All proceeds will go to our Community Service High School Award for tickets Call Rosemary on 0422 337 488 or Anita on 0418 260 292. For catering purposes please R.S.V.P by Monday September 9th Help us to maintain our funding while you enjoy this fabulous event and in turn we will all help the women and children in the Hawkesbury District. A little can mean a lot!


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At our August meeting we celebrated our International Day. Over forty students from Arcadia and Galston Public Schools created posters on Morocco. All the posters were informative and colourful. We welcomed the prize winning students, and some of their teachers and families to our meeting. Our guest speaker was Salima, a student from Morocco. We would like to thank all those who attended, and especially the students for their beautiful work. Some posters have been sent to be judged at CWA Group level. Members from a few local CWA branches then enjoyed a lunch of soups, breads, and fresh and dried fruits and nuts served in a Moroccan style.

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For our meeting on 11th September we will have a ‘Reverse Bring and Buy Morning’, and will visit some local charity shops starting with The Salvation Army shop at Dural at 10am. We will return for a BYO sandwich lunch and our business meeting. Some members will participate at The Bushland Shire Festival at Fagan Park on 15th September. We meet at the Galston Community and Health Centre, cnr The Glade and 17 Arcadia Rd, Galston. Visitors are very welcome to attend. The Country Women’s Association is the largest women’s organization in Australia, and works for the welfare of women, children and communities, especially in country areas.

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Wisemans ‘Ferry Artists’ Exhibition Wisemans Ferry, at the far end of the Old Northern Road is home to an eclectic gallery of artworks sourced from local artisans living along the edges of the Hawkesbury River under the glorious sandstone escarpments. After enjoying the scenic drive one can feast one’s eyes on an array of art. Saturday September 7 showcases the works of two young artists, Rhys Schofield and Karl Doyle. Both of these fledgling painters use their life experiences to date as the subject matter for their canvasses. Twenty-two year old Rhys has utilized his 2 years overcoming cancer to give emotional intensity to his graphic portraits, whilst Irish born Karl explores the Aussie landscape introduced to him as a new arrival on camping expeditions with his family, from the red desert to the expansive coastline. Be our guest on Election Evening 7 September from 5 pm. at FERRY ARTISTS.

Visit to St Columbs On Wednesday 12th June, Arcadia Primary School children visited St Columbs Anglican Church to celebrate their collection of food items for the Dural District Anglican Churches Food Drive, which is then distributed by Anglicare to needy families in the Western Sydney area. For the celebration of the collection of food from the school and St Columbs, Mrs Doreeen Whithead decorated the Altar and surrounds for the children to see.

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Our Senior Minster Adam Lamb, talked to the children about the Food Drive, to whom the food would be given and how important it is to help other people less fortunate then ourselves. It was wonderful to see the church alive with children enjoying themselves, learning and knowing how important it is to love your neighbour as yourself.

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June Roughley Memorial Lecture. On Saturday the 17th August the Dural and District Historical Society held its inaugural lecture in memory of its founder, Mrs June Roughley. The Arcadia Community Hall was the ideal venue in which to hear, Mr Tom Richmond, give his talk on the exploration and settlement of Berowra Creek and the surrounding area. Mr Richmond is well known to many locals through his time at Galston High School, where he was an inspiring history teacher. He has furthered his earlier lesson preparation research with extensive study of the history of our district including the burials on Bar Island and pre European history of the area. Ever the raconteur, he also had many tales to tell of interesting and infamous former residents of our district. Murderers, receivers of stolen goods, Smugglers Ridge, the ghost of the Green Man Hotel, our own secret river and the lime burners, all got a mention and enthralled the audience. A transcript of the talk will be available at the Society’s History Cottage. It was an interesting and enjoyable afternoon and the Historical Society is sure it will become a fixture on the local calendar of events. Next year’s lecture is already in the planning.

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Letter to the Editor

I have read with interest your nice article in the Community News, August 2013 edition about “Gorgeous Glenorie”. In contrast to this article may I bring to your attention a situation that exists in Glenorie which I call “Glenorie shame”. You may have, at some stage, driven on the Old Northern Road from Dural to Glenorie and at the intersection of Whites Road and Old Northern Road, just as you enter Glenorie, you would have been confronted by the shameful and ugli site where the old service station used to be. This site is not only an eyesore and haeven for vermin it is an insult to our lovely village of Glenorie. For years now, the buildings on this site have been vandalised and plastered with graffiti and they probably contain a lot of aspestos. On approaching The Hills Shire Council regarding this I was informed that the site has been worked on since 2005 to remediate the site. The Council is now awaiting the decision of the site auditor as to whether or not the site has been adequately remediated. (since 2005)!!!!!! To my argument that whilst waiting for this report to be tabled, the site could be at least cleared of the dilapidated buildings and fence. Council responded as follows: Quote: “Council may only issue Orders for the owner to maintain the premises where it is unsafe or unhealthy or where a building is dilapidated. At this point in time, these conditions have not been met and therefore Council is unable to require the owners to carry out any work.” End of quote This comment is bewildering, to say the least, and it seems that Council has closed this matter with it. This I do not accept. Not unhealthy, not unsafe, not dilabidated!!! I am sure many other Glenorie residents feel the same, to have the site cleared of this shameful situation.


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YOUNG WOMEN IN HARMONY (YWIH) SHOWCASE 2014 A cappella is taking off all over the world, and Sweet Adelines Australia (SAA) is promoting a special kind of a cappella in the popular form of women’s barbershop singing, focusing on young women! Exciting initiatives include: YWIH Showcase - Sunday 18th May, 2014: SAA are holding a special 25th Anniversary Convention in Sydney in 2014 including an inaugural Showcase performance by high school age girls singing in a chorus of over 100 to an appreciative audience of over 1000! Rehearsal – 11th May, 2014: The combined schools chorus will rehearse performance songs, learn entrance/exit strategies, showmanship movements, makeup and stage presence. This will be held in a venue in Sydney. Program Introduction Night (for music teachers & educators) – Tuesday 24th September 2013:An information night will be held in a Sydney venue Big Barbershop Day Out (BBDO)- Saturday March 29th, 2014: Singers will be given training in barbershop delivery and vocal techniques, as well as a funky T-shirt to wear in the final performance in this full-day education event for those who sign up for the program.


Teachers’ PD course ‘Harmonise Your Chorus’ – February 2014: This NSW TTA accredited course will be offered for the first time in Term 1, 2014 and will be based on SAI educational materials to ‘train the trainers’ interested in teaching the barbershop art form in the classroom. This counts towards PD hours required by NSW DET. For more information contact Anita Cleaver on (02) 6295 3662 or email

Help Keep Our River Bushland Pristine Fancy a great day out on the river, free lunch and a chance to help keep our bushland healthy? Then you’ll definitely want to volunteer for Floating Landcare. Floating Landcare is a project run by the HawkesburyNepean Catchment Management Authority and supported by Hornsby Shire Council. Volunteers visit sites that are only accessible by boat and rarely visited, removing weeds from the otherwise pristine bushland. “We discover places that are rarely visited and mainly need a short visit or two by a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers to keep the isolated patches of weeds at bay,” catchment officer Rebecca Mooy says. “Floating Landcare is a great way for people to get directly involved in protecting these largely weed-free remnants, see new sites and meet like-minded people. “We all work together at the Floating Landcare sites to manage the spread of weeds and help the bushland to recover.” Judy Jeffery is a Hornsby Bushcare volunteer who also participates in Floating Landcare. “It encourages ordinary people to appreciate their bushland heritage,” Judy says. The next three Floating Landcare adventures are in convenient locations for volunteers from Hornsby Shire. Bar Point - 27 September 2013 Little Wobby - 13 October 2013 If you’re interested in volunteering phone Rebecca Mooy on 4725 3055 or email Judy Jeffery helping to clean up Long Island.

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History Week at Hornsby Library A talk on one of Sydney’s important early influences and an exhibition featuring Mel Gibson will be the highlights of History Week at Hornsby Library. On Friday 6 September, at 10:30am, author Andrew Mel Gibson (second from left) with Tink will give a talk about his family out the front of his father’s his book Lord Sydney: The house. Life and Times of Tommy Townshend. It reveals the story of a passionate man who believed he owed a duty of care to the convicts and directed Governor Phillip to treat the Aborigines ‘with amity and kindness’. The talk is free. To make a booking phone 9847 6614. There will also be an exhibition of historic photos from Hornsby Shire. Titled “People, Places and Things”, the exhibition is all about shifting our focus as we look back through time. “The study of history can get very caught up on dates and institutions, so this exhibition is about highlighting the people who lived here and saw the times change,” Hornsby Council’s local studies coordinator Neil Chippendale says. “We even have a photo of Mel Gibson out the front of his Dad’s house in Hornsby Shire.” The exhibition opens on Thursday 29 August. For more information contact media officer Nick Cook on 9847 6662.

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Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade News A dry August gave the brigade the opportunity to assist several local residents with pile burns. We have also been quite busy with fire calls - sadly most to illegal burns on private properties. Please check the regulations for your area by contacting your Rural Fire District office and notify them of intention to burn BEFORE lighting your fire. No burning of plastics, building or industrial materials is allowed at any time of the year. One fire call to a local school gave Glenorie brigade the opportunity to use a valuable new tool – Our Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) was put to good use when there was a suspected fire in the air-conditioning unit. If you would like to see a demonstration of the TIC please visit the Brigade stand at the Glenorie Growers Market 4th Sunday of the month. The members are always happy to show off the trucks and gear and answer any questions you may have about fire safety and prevention. The brigade has also completed final preparations for several planned fuel management burns in the Glenorie area. By the time this goes to print, weather permitting, we are hoping to have completed at least 2 of those burns. Brigade training continues as we prepare for the fire season. Glenorie members along with members from Sth Maroota and Hillside brigades have just completed their Advanced Resuscitation Training at the station. Two new members are busy completing their Bush Fire training and several members have trained to a new level this winter. Nsw Rural Fire Service Open Day – will be held this year on Saturday 28th September. It’s a great time to get to know your local brigade, Middle Dural Station will be open to visitors from 10am until 3pm, Hillside Station will be open from 9am to 12noon. Glenorie brigade will be at the Glenorie Growers Market Sunday 22nd Sept, visitors welcome to attend the station Saturday 28th from 2pm to 4pm. Just a reminder that as the Bush Fire Season is just around the corner, it is a great time to check your own family, pet and property preparation. A new brochure on fire safety for horses is available if you are a horse owner please ask for the brochure. For current information please check the brigade notice boards at Woolworths and Oscar’s Takeaway, Glenorie or check out our Face Book page. For further information contact your local Rural Fire District Office, The Hills 9654 1244, Hornsby 9883 2000 or leave a message on the brigade phone 9652 2017, a member will return your call as soon as possible.


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Knitting for a Cause The organisation Samaritans Purse has changed the lives of impoverished children through Operation Christmas Child since 1995. OCC send out over 300,000 shoe boxes nation wide each year to countries such as Thailand, Fiji, Vietnam, Samoa, Cambodia, PNG. These boxes go to children who would otherwise never receive gifts. The boxes contain much needed items such as school supplies, clothing, hygiene packs, small toys, musical instruments etc. as well as a soft toy or knitted doll which the children can cherish. In fact the soft toy or knitted dolls or animals are the favourite item that the children receive. Each shoe box is checked in the distribution centre here in Sydney just to make sure that they contain equal amounts of items so that one box won’t be fuller than the next, but sadly not every box comes complete with each item and we find ourselves having to fund raise to be able to purchase “fillers” for the boxes. We are looking for women to knit dolls (or animals or teddy bears) so that this year all children will have the benefit of a “something to love” item in their box. If you are a knitter we need your help. It’s a wonderful feeling to finish a doll and know it will enrich the life of a child far away from where it came. The dolls are knitted using a simple pattern using bright coloured wool & with a happy face they come to life. It would be great to have a steady supply of dolls/teddy bears/animals (not scary ones) that would fit into the shoe boxes. I am happy to take them to the SP distribution centre on your behalf. Here is the pattern for the Comfort Doll: Cast on 32 stitches on 4-4.5mm needles using 8 ply acrylic yarn. Knit 4 rows in garter stitch leave 15cm length to gather feet when completing the doll. Change colour for trousers, knit 16 rows in stocking stitch. Change colour for belt, knit two rows garter stitch. Change colour for sweater, knit 14 rows in garter stitch and decrease 4 stitches across the last row. Change colour for face, using brown tones, knit 10 rows in stocking stitch. Change colour for cap, knit 2 rows in garter stitch for border, then decrease as follows:Row 1 (knit 4, knit 2 together) x 4, then knit 4 (24 stitches). Alternate row purl Row 3 (knit 3, knit 2 together) x 4, then knit 4 (20 stitches) Alternate row purl Row 5 (knit 2, knit 2 together) x 4, then knit 4 (16 stitches) Alternate row purl Row 7 (knit 1, knit 2 together) x 4, then knit 4 (12 stitches) Row 8 purl 2 together across row (6 stitches) To make up doll: Thread remaining 6 stitches onto large sewing needle & sew down side of cap. Sew up face & run gathering stitch around neck. Stuff head, then draw up neck. Sew up side of body, and finish by running a gathering stitch across the bottom to draw up after stuffing body. Define arms in the same way, sewing from neck to waist, giving the doll the appearance of having the hands in the pockets. Then sew down the centre of the doll to define the legs. Using wool, embroider eyes, nose and mouth – a happy face please ! Congratulations ! You have just woven some magic into a child’s life. You may like to put together a Christmas Shoe box with your children and demonstrate to them the joy of giving to other children not as fortunate as them. If so, please feel free to contact us and we will send you some information. For further enquiries please contact:In Dural, Judy – 0414 342225 In Kenthurst, Trisha – 0418 118575 Judy Satchell For Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child

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The Reserve Bank reduced the official cash rate to 2.5 per cent this week, which is good news for people with a mortgage. However, I’m concerned that this low interest-rate environment has produced a very confusing borrowing market for consumers. With rates coming down and competition heating up, lenders have had to pull out all the stops in order to attract and retain customers. So, one tactic that has become popular amongst marketers is to highlight the ‘discount’ rate in mortgage advertising. Discounting isn’t new. Back in the 90’s, banks used to give their high-income customers preferential treatment by offering them discounts, otherwise known as professional packs, with the hope that they could reel the customer in and sell them on other products over the medium to long term.

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Comparison rate legislation is still in place today. However, advertisers who are looking to get their product out to the market in the simplest and most effective way possible, have moved away from advertising the interest rate and the comparison rate in favour of advertising just the discount. So now you’ll see ads spruiking a “1.05 per cent p.a.” discount off for the life of the loan, but the interest rate is nowhere to be seen, leaving the consumer to dig to find the actual rate. This makes things all the more difficult for the borrower, who just wants to know the ‘true rate” that they’ll be paying on their loan. So now that you know how it works, I urge everyone seeking a mortgage to look past the discounts and to focus on the comparison rate, the true rate that you will end up paying over the life of the loan. This won’t always be easy because the discounts are designed to catch your attention and change your thinking. They make you feel like you’re getting a good deal, which may be true for a pair of sneakers or a new sofa. But with interest rates, there is a lot more to the equation than just the “percent off”.

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Now, as interest rates have dropped and margins on each loan are pressured, the discounting strategy is being used as a broader customer acquisition and retention tool, but with one key difference. Back in 2003, the advertising of “honeymoon rates’ became very popular, whereby the lender would promote a low introductory rate with no mention of the true long term cost of the loan. So legislation was created to control interest rate advertising by introducing what’s called the “comparison rate”. The comparison rate is a formula that includes all the costs and fees, and it factors in any potential short term discounting to give the borrower a clear picture of the loan’s true rate, the rate they’d be paying over the long term.

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“This book is dedicated to the millions of people who have suffered and died from toxic cancer therapies” is the confronting inscription in the book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Professor Thomas N. Seyfried’s who is a pioneer in the use of restricted ketogenic diets (RKD) for treatment of cancers. His latest paper uses the RKD in conjunction with a Hyperbaric Oxygen technique and no toxic Chemotherapy. This approach requires no permission from regulatory authorities and hopefully we will see this treatment option suggested by Oncologists for Cancer patients in the future. There is no denial that current cancer chemotherapy and radiation methods do have side effects which have to be weighed up against their possible short term benefits in extending patient survival times. The alarming tendency however is to continue using these methods long after the cancers have become resistant to these treatments with the consequent increase in toxic effects for no increased benefit. In this situation Professor Seyfried‘s comment is valid. Chapter 20 of the book Case Studies and Personal Experiences in using the Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Management provides some practical information for patients. As we all know special diets are often hard to follow long term. On the other hand with the option of an inconvenient diet or ineffective toxic therapies with all the nasty side effects, logic suggests a clear choice. Treatment option logic however is often overridden by the high level of emotional responses and stress that accompanies the battle with Cancer. We have a number of resources and additional information if patients wish to consider this non toxic option. Hills Cancer Support Group 834 Old Northern Road Middle Dural Contact Details: Phone 9652-1977 Email :

Home instead Senior Care provide non medical home care services for older people in our community.

We are calling for caring and compassionate people to join our team and make a difference. Experience in Aged Care and Cert 3 will be an advantage. We offer flexible hours day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts are available in the Hills area. Applicants must have an insured vehicle.

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Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society: September 2013 Meeting Please join the Society for its July meeting for a presentation by Mari Metzke titled “Stayin’ Alive: The Dinosaurs of Western Queensland”

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Winton, Richmond, Hughenden and Muttaburra are small towns with a common claim to fame - dinosaur fossils have been found in the black soils plains surrounding these towns. These fossils have become a drawcard for travelers and a focus for the community spirit as well. Special Guest, Mari Metzke, will present an illustrated account of her recent trip to Western Queensland to discover more about the fascinating dinosaurs which prowled this region millennia ago. And whilst the dinosaurs are all gone their fossil legacy is keeping the small towns in this area alive and well.

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Mari Metzke has a long involvement in the fields of history and heritage. As Manager of the Royal Australian Historical Society, a key part of Mari’s role was to liaise with the 370 affiliated historical societies in NSW involved in community history, family history, heritage and other specialist history areas such as migration, religion and architecture. She is an inaugural Councillor on the NSW History Council Management Committee and is a member of the Cemeteries Committee of the National Trust of NSW. Mari also co-ordinates the archives and writes for Hornsby Shire Historical Society, is a member of Hornsby Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee and is an executive member of the Convict Trail Project, a group dedicated to the study and preservation of the Great North Road, the longest convict relic in NSW. Date: Saturday 28 September 2013 Time: Midday for lunch Location: Lower Hawkesbury Wesleyan Chapel, 6445 Wisemans Ferry Road, Gunderman Cost: Members/School Students $10, Non-members $15, Under 5s Free. Includes delicious lunch before the talk. (Please advise if you require a vegetarian option at time of booking.) Bookings: Essential to 0404 272 969 or enquiries@dlhhs. by Wednesday 25 September 2013. All Welcome.

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The Hills District VIEW Club 10th and 24th September 2013 Notice for 10th September 2013 Lic: 181515c

The Hills District VIEW Club’s next social function will be a fashion parade at 10am on Tuesday 10th September at The Galston Club 21-25 Acardia Road, Galston. The fashion parade by Rainbow Fashions will be followed by lunch of Pies, Peas, Potato & Pavlova for $25. Please contact Suzette on 9680 4257 for bookings and more details. $25 Notice for 24th September 2013

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On Tuesday 24th September the Hills District VIEW Club will meet at 10am at the Dural Country Club for our monthly meeting. Cost is $6 which includes morning tea; following the meeting, lunch is available at your own cost. Our speaker, one of Australia’s foremost navigators Lindsay May, will be speaking about his experiences in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.


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Dural Galston Probus Club will hold it’s next meeting at 10am on Thursday 19th September at The Galston Club in Arcadia Road. The speaker will be Les Perrett - “The Boer War”. Visitors welcome. Contact Anne 9653 1004.

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Gold Coast to Host Hills District Women for National VIEW Convention We have a number of ladies from the Hills District VIEW club who will journey to the Gold Coast for the National VIEW Convention from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September, joining 800 women from across Australia.

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VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women and was established in 1960 by children’s charity The Smith Family as a service to women and the community. VIEW continues to hold a unique place in society by being the only national women’s organisation that is solely focused on supporting, the education of young disadvantaged Australians. At the VIEW convention, to be held at the Gold Coast, Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino, The Hills women will add their voices to debate matters of national concern, and hear from notable Australian women including: Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, The Governor of Queensland; Dr Stephanie Dowrick, author and social commentator, Amanda Gordon, clinical psychologist, Lisa Newman, Ambassador of the Queensland’s Lord Mayors Community Trust, Donna Meiklejohn, Lecturer in Journalism and Communication at The University of Queensland and Bern Young ABC Gold Coast’s Breakfast Presenter. In the Hills District VIEW Club women help disadvantaged families and communities by supporting children’s education, including volunteering for learning support initiatives and fundraising. The VIEW Convention offers an opportunity for members to bring community values and concerns to a national audience. Delegates will cast their votes on three resolutions drawn from debate at club level, determining whether they will progress as focal points on the national VIEW agenda for 2013. • Improving the educational outcomes of Australian children and young people through more equitable engagement in extracurricular activities • Recognising the role of community organisations in supporting an equitable education for all Australian children. • Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC) is maintained to protect the superannuation savings of the 3.6 million Australians on low incomes VIEW is a valued part of The Smith Family, committed to working with disadvantaged Australian children to transform their lives through education. Since 1960 VIEW has grown to more than 19,600 members in more than 350 clubs nationally, contributing in excess of 50,000 hours of volunteering and raising more than $1million for The Smith Family every year. For more information about VIEW and The Smith Family call 1800 805 366 or visit The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity, helping disadvantaged Australian children and young people to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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Warrah Special School Annual Open Day

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Last Tuesday, 13th August, 2013 was a dark day in the history of Dural Rotary Club. As news of the passing of Peter McCartney filtered through to members, the reality of having lost our foundation member was hard to take, but what hurt more was the fact that we lost a wonderful friend. Peter became a member of our Rotary Club when the club was chartered on the 26th June, 1967 under the presidency of Ben Swane. Peter told me Peter receiving the Ian Fairjones Memorial Award on many occasions that he wanted to see his membership make it over the 50 year mark. Unfortunately he was called to Higher Service after 46 years of membership. He served as president in the: years of 1977-1978 and was always engaged in the running of the club as director or as sergeant-at-arms. Peter always held the ideals of Rotary in high regard and believed that our club could make a difference in helping those less fortunate, the community in which we live and on the international scene.

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Each year the president and his or her board with the help of the members raise funds to benefit charities, research through the Australian Rotary Health, and the community at large. Peter did just that in his year as president. His legacy of help to the community will last as long as the Dural Memorial Hall stands. We renovated the hall in 1977-1978 as it had fallen into disrepair and now it is used as a musical centre and for other activities, thanks to Peter. Peter was made a Paul Harris Fellow for his service to Dural Rotary and the many years of work and time he allocated to the club and the Rotary movement. He was also acknowledged with a sapphire pin which has only been given to a handful of members in our club who have put “Service above Self” on many occasions for the benefit of the club. Peter joined Rotary when he was thirty years of age with a wife, Maureen, and a young family. He always organised the Christmas outing for our families and made sure the children were entertained by playing his favourite game of cricket. After a forty year stint in Rotary he had decided to sell Christmas trees instead. Unfortunately he was taken from us with so much more to give. Apparently the Lord needed a good surveyor and our Peter was chosen. Those of us in the club who have known Peter for a very long time and the newer members who have not been in the club for a long period are all the richer for having known Peter and the input he has made to our club. Peter was unique as there will never be another member to equal his work load in the club and all that can be said now is farewell good friend and fellow Rotarian, may you rest in peace PP Peter McCartney, PHF.

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Galston Equestrian Club September 2013 Fiona Baldwin The local adult equestrian community is spoiled for choice, as the Galston Equestrian Club puts on another month of diverse and informative events. With a full calendar catering to every equestrian discipline, the challenge is to decide on how to Kate Williams & Indie fit it all in. Riders of all levels on ponies of all sizes and colour are represented at our Club days. Non-members are always welcome at our open and general riding days. The Rural Sports Facility at Mansfield Road Galston is open Monday to Saturday for riders wishing to take advantage of the facilities. Just a reminder that some restrictions apply on Sunday competition/club days. Check out our recap below of the past month: Past Events 11 August - On a beautiful sunny, perfect weather day for riding we held our second General Riding Day for the year. The first scheduled for 21st April was rained out. The aim of the General Riding Day is for the members to come and enjoy your grounds and equipment. The day is free to attend (it is the day we give something back to the members) and has no set structure. Barefoot Trimmer Darren Robertson gave a very informative talk on hoof care and treatment options for common hoof diseases. He started out by sketching the hoof and how it is designed to bear the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weight. The members who attended learned a lot of new information. Thanks to Liz Jones, General Riding & Training Phase Head for making the day possible. 28 July Open Show Jumping AM7 Competition - The event ran smoothly and was clearly popular, being fully booked a week out from the event. 6 classes of 25 riders participated in 60 rounds from x-rails through to 85cms. Showjumping Phase Head Michelle Becchio facilitated the friendly competition day and was enjoyed by all who attended. 20 July Equestrian Car Boot Sale - Many of the riding community had the opportunity to clean out their tack room and pick up some terrific bargains at our annual Car Boot Sale, despite being sadly cut short by rain. Over 14 booths included carried a variety of items from rugs, saddles, bridles, jump sets and competition clothing. This event has always proven popular, so much so, that another Car Boot Sale will be held in the lead up to Christmas. Coming Up 15 September - Dressage Protocol Day (rescheduled from May) 22 September - Showjumping 7 October - Open Dressage Competition Prep to Medium 13 October - Hacking Competition Trail Riding with Lynne Livingstone October - Eventing Clinic Often in the lead up to competition days we are asked about dress codes for Showjumping, Dressage & Hacking events. The EA approved dress code is published on our website or you can ask us on Facebook. Approved safety helmets must be worn by all riders when mounted. On training days and clinics, casual riding attire is permitted. Thanks to all our volunteers who regularly lend a hand to set up and take down equipment. Also thank you to our sponsors Bendigo Bank, Horseland Dural and CopRice NutriRice for their continued support. For more detail on Galston Equestrian Club calendar of events, competition dress codes, club merchandise and photos from club days, visit our website Wishing you happy and safe riding.

Northholm Grammar School Students Visit the Top End In a busy world where the constant call of technology can limit real connections with others and with the environment, it is rare that students can break free and experience a new way to relate to each other. Yet for 18 Year Seven and Eight students from Arcadia’s Northholm Grammar School, a recent ten day trip to the Northern Territory provided exactly this opportunity. Accompanied by three teachers and two tour guides, friendships were deepened as the students swam in crystal clear pools beneath towering waterfalls, explored Aboriginal art and culture together, marvelled at the size and strength of saltwater crocodiles and canoed through the magnificent Katherine Gorge. Watching the vivid landscape from our four wheel drive mini buses and viewing the endless blue skies by day and a multitude of stars by night was a world away from everyday experiences. “It was like having 17 brothers and sisters” said one student when asked about the trip. This was no five star holiday but everyday brought new adventure. Students assisted with meal preparation at the campsites, and a mixture of camping in swags and permanent unpowered huts gave the students the opportunity of engaging with the rhythm of Top End life. Younger students are already excited and looking forward to the next opportunity to join this tour in coming years.

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In her role as an administrative manager she has been a secretary, nurse, accountant, library assistant and counsellor. She has played an important role in providing care and support to many students over the last 32 years in a loving and nurturing manner. Mrs Rogers has been the familiar face behind the front desk and will be greatly missed by the staff, students and families of Annangrove. On behalf of Annangrove Public School we thank her for the significant contributions she has made to the school and the students over the last 32 years. In recognition of Mrs Rogers service and contribution to our school we will be holding a morning tea on Tuesday 27th August at 10.45 am. An invitation is extended to the Annangrove School community.

Bendigo Bank Sponsors Galston Netball Club’s New Uniform Bendigo Bank once again has shown its support to the local Community. Galston Netball Club now has a new uniform and patches donated by Bendigo Bank Galston. Bernie Triebe is an avid supporter of the local community. Thanks to Bendigo Bank’s generous support our Club has been able to assist other groups in the community. Galston Netball Club has been able to donate unworn stock of our previous uniform to Galston High School. We are in the process of organising donations of preloved uniforms to a community group or school that are not in a position to have uniforms for sport. Galston Netball Club has 21 teams currently playing in the Hill District Netball Association competition. Galston Netball Club would once again like to thank Bernie and The Bendigo Bank for their ongoing sponsorship and support.



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Over the past three and a half years Arcadia Public School Volunteer Canteen Managers, Manuel and Tania have transformed our canteen from serving pre-packaged foods to school cooked meals that have families pre paying their child’s lunches for the entire term. Our teaching staff are in on the secret and the canteen is now serving over 100 delicious freshly prepared hot lunches each week, ranging from butter chicken with pappadams and rice to slow roasted lamb with minted yoghurt and cous cous. The also children love the morning tea items all made fresh daily with apple & cinnamon muffins, raspberry & choc chip muffins, dips with veggie sticks, popcorn and pizza swirls on the menu. Almost all of the items which come out of our canteen are made from scratch; this allows us to focus on clean, fresh food whilst catering for allergies such gluten, dairy, egg and nut intolerances. Manuel and Tania both agree that it is fantastic that the school’s students and teachers keep coming back for more as the canteen grows from strength to strength. The parents are happy too as the variety of meals offered not only educates the children on healthy eating but also introduces them to a variety of foods which they might not normally eat. It’s a delight to see the children sitting down together at lunch, their meal served on a plate with cutlery. This promotes our goal of sustainability as our canteen strives to be as rubbish free as possible. Our canteen facilities have been recently upgraded with thanks to Bendigo Bank at Galston who financed the extensive renovations and Bunning’s Warehouse Dural who generously donated a new oven, cooktop, range hood and tap wear. The July school holidays saw local tradesmen and parent volunteers transform our canteen into a fantastic resource used by our canteen volunteers, teachers, students and Arcadia before and after school care. Playgroup is fun! We are so excited to announce that Arcadia Public School will host a brand new playgroup – Arcadia Playgroup starting from the beginning of Term 4. It is being organised by a wonderful group of enthusiastic parents who have lots of great ideas and activities planned. Playgroup is an excellent way to form friendships – children and adults alike and the good news is that you are invited! The group will meet on Thursday mornings from 9am til 11am on the beautiful grounds of Arcadia Public School and caters to parents and children from birth to pre-school age. Please phone Karen on 0414 476 241 with enquiries.

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News from Galston High School During the July school holidays, thirty students from Galston High School departed Sydney to learn about the arts and history of Europe. They started in Munich, moved on to Berlin where they learned about the Third Reich and the Nazi Regime. Brussells was next, followed by a visit to the World War 1 battlefields around Ypres in Belgium. From Belgium the tour continued on to Mont St Michel in France. An added bonus was being able to watch parts of the Tour De France that happened to be on at the same time. A few nights were spent in Bayeux visiting the World War II D Day beaches, followed by the art galleries and museums of Paris. It was a truly wonderful opportunity for these students to experience real ‘out of the classroom’ learning, something they will remember forever.

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Glenorie Pre School has seen a boom in enrolments since changing their hours to 7.30 to 6. They are currently taking waiting list applications for 2014. If you have a child who will be Pre School age next year and you would like to get in early to secure them a space for next year, please visit the Pre School to pick up a form or print one off from the website There are very limited places left for the remainder of this year, if you are interested in joining the Pre School, with only 10 places left across the week. The Pre School is excited to be going through the assessment and ratings process on the 5th September, and showing off how they do things to the Department of Communities and Education. It is a chance to get feedback on all the changes that have occurred recently at the Pre School to stay in line with the National Quality Framework, and an opportunity to continue to work on improving and developing into the future. Don’t forget that Glenorie Pre School turns 30 next year and we are gathering alumni of this fantastic community service through Facebook. Look for the page ‘Glenorie Preschool turns 30’ for updates on what is being planned. For information on the Pre School in general, look for the page ‘Glenorie Preschool’ and don’t forget to like the pages to see what is going on.

Small Schools Rock the Cosmos By Kate Welshman If you’re the parent of a child who attends a small school in this area, then it will come as no surprise that small schools are great schools. This is more than an empirical observation – hundreds of studies have found that students who attend small schools outperform those in large schools on every academic measure. The reasons for this vary. However, the most commonly cited factors are innovative teaching methods, such as ‘team teaching’, an integrated curriculum and multi-age grouping, all of which can be observed on a daily basis at our school. Of course, academic achievement is only one measure of success. Small schools dominate their larger counterparts in other areas too. Community involvement is higher in small schools. Parents and neighbours are more likely to be actively involved in school activities. Small schools also allow teachers to work more closely with a smaller number of students, which encourages them to go the extra mile and equips them to respond to individual needs. In a small school like ours, where every child is known to every teacher, there is no anonymity or ‘slipping through the cracks’. The kids have a sense of belonging. What is initially anti-intuitive is the finding that students at small schools show higher rates of participation in extracurricular activities. When you consider how it plays out in practice, however, it makes sense. In a school like ours, we need broad participation in order to populate our sports teams and clubs. For example, if all our senior girls didn’t play netball, we wouldn’t be able to fill a team (which we do!). The same goes for our “school musical ensemble” (i.e. every child in Years 3,4,5 & 6), which will have just performed to a sold-out Opera House crowd when this article goes to print. Other examples are too numerous to list here. Sometimes I wonder whether families in our area realise how lucky they are. This is one of the few parts of Sydney where the public schools outperform the private schools academically (if you don’t believe me, please refer to the NAPLAN results and Add to this the proliferation of great small schools like Middle Dural, Hillside and Annangrove (and there are others), and you appreciate how spoilt we are. If you’re a parent who’s facing the tough decision about where to send your child, or if your child isn’t having much fun at the school they currently attend, I hope you’ll consider Middle Dural or one of the other small schools. At Middle Dural Public School, we are currently seeking enrolments, and our principal, Ann Mills, would love to discuss your child’s needs: 9651 1761.

Galston Public School by Carole Weiss Galston Public School students are having a very busy Term 3 indeed. Beginning with the annual Athletics Carnival, Kindergarten to Year 6 students were outstanding with their exemplary displays of sportsmanship and behaviour. They ran their hearts out and used enthusiastic voices to support their respective sport houses. A magnificent day was organised by a very hard working teacher, Miss Jacki Payne. For the first time, both the High Jump and Shot Put events were also held during the carnival. A rural atmosphere prevailed with many parents, as always, assisting with time keeping, working in the canteen and behind the bbq cooking delicious sausage sizzle sandwiches. The carnival couldn’t do without them. A courageous and spirited team has since competed at the Beecroft Zone Carnival. Their efforts are to be highly commended. Congratulations to 1/2C drama group who performed in the prestigious ArtsNorth Drama Festival at NIDA. Their matinee and evening performances in front of large audiences were extremely impressive. This drama group is very fortunate indeed, to have been prepared by their very creative and talented teacher, Miss Alisha Clements. Education Week Open Day began with an Honour Assembly during which many stunning performances by very talented groups of students were thoroughly enjoyed by the many visitors to the school. Just prior to the Assembly beginning the senior school Band played fine pieces of music as an Overture to the forthcoming proceedings. The Galston Public School Junior Choir, under the tutelage of Mrs Geeta Pendharkar and the Senior Choir by Mrs Erin Bolger sang beautifully and the audience were especially delighted with the selection of songs. The Senior Choir have been superbly prepared by Mrs Bolger and had only just performed in the previous week at the ArtsNorth Choral Concert where two students, Eloise and Nate sang solos. A dance group prepared by Mrs Tegan Franks and Miss Chloe Rogers gave a truly ‘thriller’ performance on the day.

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Athletics Carnival by Student Reporters Charbel & Angus Hillside recently joined with Middle Dural and Annangrove schools for our annual Athletics Carnival. It was a warm, sunny and perfect winter’s day. The running races included the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. There was even a preschool race, which was really fun to watch. Once the 5, 6 and 7 year olds had run their age races, they headed off for some fun novelty events. They did sack races, egg and spoon races and noodle races. After their novelty events the younger children ran the 400m race, one lap around the track and some of them were really fast. There was a canteen with all sorts of goodies and a sausage sizzle to keep us going with lots of energy for the day. After lunch, it was time for the ball games. The junior teams competed in corner spry and tunnel ball and the senior teams did captain ball and tunnel ball. There was lots of cheering as the teams worked together. The day ended with the relay, involving children from each age group. We all had an amazing amount of fun and the best thing was that everyone in our schools from Kindergarten to Year 6 was involved. Thank you to Mrs Bothamley for organising the carnival. Hills LAC Youth Liaison Officer Visit by Student Reporters Georgia and Annie

September 22 – Sandie White “Duke Ellington – A Lush Life”

An absolute legend comes back to the Riverbend! Sandie has played around the world with the likes of Harry Roy, Ray Ellington, Ike Isaacs. She has appeared on TV, worked in cabaret in Spain and shared in a jazz vocalist of the year award. She has performed continuously with all the greats of the jazz world. She will be accompanied by Col Loughan on sax, Peter Locke on piano and Craig Scott on bass. Peter needs no introduction - a supremo in his field and a regular performer at the Riverbend. Col Loughan is one of Australia’s finest reed players with a successful career spanning 45 years and we are really excited about his appearance – not to be missed!


On Monday the 12th of August Hillside students had a visit from Senior Constable Rob Paterson, the Youth liaison Officer for Castle Hill Local Area Command. Rob visits lots of schools in the Hills area to help educate children on being safe in all sorts of different situations. Rob talked to our senior class specifically about cyber bullying and the potential dangers it brings. He also talked to the younger classes about road safety and the important things that the Police do to keep us safe. Rob explained great ways to handle bullying in different ways. He showed us his uniform and all the different things he needs to carry. He showed us his new police van, which is like a mobile police station, and even put on the flashing lights loud siren. All the cars that drove past were slowing down as soon as they heard it! All in all it was an amazing day for the whole school and we all learnt a lot and Rob told us how well behaved our school was.

Matt Kean’s Column I am pleased to advise local motorists that tough new regulations have been introduced to punish truck drivers who disobey road rules in the Galston Gorge. Over the past decade there has been a sharp increase in the number of over-height or over-length trucks using the Galston Gorge. Many of these vehicles become stuck and cause traffic chaos when they radio for help and must be towed out of the narrow roadway. Truck drivers who continue to flout the road rules will now have their heavy vehicle registration confiscated by the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) and suspended from driving for three months. These new penalties are another important deterrent for rogue drivers who already risk losing six demerit points and a $2200 personal fine for accessing a restricted area. The changes also apply to interstate vehicles meaning RMS can suspend the visiting rights of that vehicle in NSW for three months. I am aware that most truck drivers in our Shire do the right thing and abide the road rules. There however remains a small minority who ignore the clear signage and security camera to chance their arm. These drivers and trucking companies are given fair warning that the NSW Government won’t tolerate reckless behaviour on our roads and tunnels which play an important role in servicing the needs our communities and the State’s economy. Signs have now been installed in Galston Gorge with the rollout to extend to other areas including the Sydney Harbour Tunnel and the M5 East in the next few weeks. Truck drivers are encouraged to properly plan their journeys with the most appropriate routes or risk having their trucks being deregistered. If you see any illegal entries into the Galston Gorge please contact my office or Hawkesbury State MP Ray Williams.

Coalition to Target Mobile Black Spots by Philip Ruddock

In areas of Berowra with patchy mobile coverage, the Coalition’s plan to target mobile black spots is great news. “For too long areas of Berowra have battled with calls dropping out or, even worse, no signal at all.” said Mr Ruddock. “The Rudd Government abolished the Coalition’s $2.4 billion Communications Fund, and neither Rudd nor Gillard have invested in expanding the mobile network.” The Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Programme will see $100 million invested to improve mobile phone coverage. $80 million will improve coverage along major transport routes and in small communities, with another $20 million targeted at unique mobile coverage problems, such as areas with high seasonal demand. “For residents in places like Dangar Island, Brooklyn, Berowra Waters and Galston this is great news” said Mr Ruddock. “And I know they’re not the only ones affected. If you know of any other black spots in the area, please let me know”.


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At the Beginning of this month we had a fantastic turn out for our Open Day/ Grandparent’s Day. All of our grandparents commented on what a wonderful school we have and how delightful our students are. The book fair was a great success with $4200 books sold, giving the library $1466 worth of books for our library. Thanks to the staff for all the hard work they put in to make this such a great celebration. It was great to see the many fabulous and colourful costumes worn by all of the children. Thanks to Mrs Peterson for a wonderful book fair and library presentation. Also, thanks to parents for putting in such a fantastic effort in your child’s/children’s costumes. A grandparent commented: To the amazing Staff and Pupils at Glenorie Public School, As a 1st-time grand-parent, I would just like to thank all your staff and pupils and parents for an amazing Grandparent Day. I was blown away by the technology and also the participation of parents/ grandparents/teachers/pupils to make today a fantastic day. Congratulations to all students who strived to achieve their best at our recent Athletics Carnival. The sun was shining, there was lots of laughter, kids had fun participating, many records were broken and everyone joined together to encourage all students to try their best…all-in-all, a great day for everyone. I would like to particularly acknowledge all of the parent volunteers for your support, all staff for ensuring the kids were well-prepared, Mrs Black for organising the entire day. We all look forward to next year’s carnival! The senior Choir’s preparation for their Sydney Opera House Concert is heating up. For the next few weeks there will be two rehearsal sessions a week. We are excited about the performance night on the 3rd September, 2013. Thank you, parents and care givers, for supporting this unique and fantastic opportunity for our talented students. To share what the Senior Choir has learnt with the wider school community, the Senior Choir will perform some of their material at the Term 3 Silver and Gold Assembly in Week 9. We look forward to it. The Round Three debate in the Northern Sydney Premier’s Challenge was contested at our school on Thursday, 8th August, 2013, against Normanhurst Public School. Teresa Catania, Imogen Norton, Marine van der Merwe and Elizabeth Zouein battled admirably and argued strongly throughout the entire debate. Their debating skills and learning were clearly demonstrated in the way they delivered their points and the sophistication of their arguments. It was a surprising victory for Normanhurst, who managed to maintain a very precarious grasp on an incredibly tight half point lead. Our team were very proud and satisfied with their efforts and how they had made Normanhurst Public School work very hard for the victory. We are very proud of their tenacity, team work, motivation and the incredible improvements they have made in their debating techniques and delivery. The Round Four of this Challenge was contested at Normanhurst West Public School on Wednesday 14th August, 2013.

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We were lucky enough to have our preschool painted over the closedown period. We all returned to a beautiful shining preschool. Thank you to all of the families who work so hard on our parent advisory committee fundraising for our preschool which allows us the funds to do this. We had a recent most successful Mum’s and Dad’s night out at Bar La Me Thai Restaurant at Dural. It was a great opportunity for parents to meet each other in a relaxed social manner. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. With the recent rain and warmer than expected weather we have had a bumper crop in our vegetable garden. It has also bought out the sneaky caterpillars which we are on the lookout for daily feasting on our vegies. The children have enjoyed making spinach, herb and cream cheese roll ups and steamed broccoli. Our mandarin tree is laden with fruit that is sweet and juicy, a pleasure to sample; the smell of the mandarin wafting through the preschool is delicious! We were visited by the CSIRO who delivered their lab on legs program. The children all had a wonderful time being scientists experimenting with the various activities. A highlight was the teabag rocket! We are commencing our enrolment process for 2014. Please feel free to visit the preschool or call our director Rebecca 96532252 for more information.

Following the completion of the disabled access into the Parish Centre, those at the 9am Mass had the great joy of seeing long-term young parishioner Vince Basha drive his wheelchair down the ramp and into the main hall for the first time. Picture shows a very happy Vince completing this longawaited journey. The famous St Benedicts Parish Fete will be held on SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER from 10am – 3pm. The ramp will no doubt be helpful in the preparations for this day because it will make it much easier to move bulky items into the hall. The fete is an exciting day for the parish and the wider community. All the good things will be there, including a chocolate wheel, a giant raffle, face painting, fairy floss, cakes, plants and the massive fruit and veg stall. Everyone is welcome and, if you have anything to donate for the fete (books, prizes for the chocolate wheel, etc.), please contact the parish office on 96532312. The popular Ladies Dinner was re-instated this year and was a great success. Sadly, Parish Priest Father David missed being one of a small number of token males present at the dinner as he is overseas from early August to mid September. He should, however, be back in plenty of time for the fete. Thank you to Father Simon for running the parish in Father David’s absence. See you all at the fete – remember, Sunday 22nd September! Weekend Mass Times St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Arcadia; Mass at the Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia, at 7 am every morning. Mass at the Parish Centre, Corner Fagans Rd & Arcadia Rd. 7 pm Saturday, 9 am Sunday

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Once again we celebrate the work of, as well as offering prayer & blessings for our Rural Fire Service. We acknowledge and appreciate all that these dedicated people do in our district and beyond. In keeping us as safe as possible particularly in the summer months, but also through out the year with attending car accidents, fallen trees, fallen power lines, wind storms and many other disasters. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 months since our last service for the RFS, but time moves quickly! This year’s service had representatives from Middle, Dural, Galston, Maroota and support services. Allen Barnwell (Captain of Hornsby-Kur-ingai Support Brigade) spoke about why had been a member of the RFS for over 40 years. Rev Christopher Pears (District RFS Chaplin) gave us a message about looking after each other. At the conclusion of the service the trucks and members were blessed. This was followed by a cup of delicious home made soup and sausage sandwich. A huge thank you to all who came along to be part of this celebration. The Over 55’s group had a fantastic outing to Newcastle, travelling by train, had a tour of the city on the Newcastle Tram bus, and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Customs House Hotel. Those who had not visited Newcastle for some time enjoyed the new look of the foreshore and all that tourism is doing is Newcastle. We’ve been doing some spring cleaning and our young people are selling fund raising chocolates so that they can have a camp next year. Please help them out if you can!! We’ve also added another member of our team – Kodjo Nkrumah is a student minister and will be doing a learning placement with us for the next 12 months – welcome Kodjo and Julianna

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The Australian Plants SocietyNorth Shore Group The Australian Plants Society-North Shore Group will meet 8 pm on Friday, September 13th at the Willow Park Community Hall, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby. Guest speaker, Bob Salt OAM will speak about “Berowra Valley National Park”. Bob was largely responsible for having the park converted from a regional park to a national park (declared in November 2012). Visitors welcome. For further information visit

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It was a great team effort lead from the front by President John and first lady Nina. The Cymbidium Society extended an invitation to the Dural Rotary Club to provide food on the go throughout the 3 day event. From the BBQ to the coffee tea and cake stall, and the opportunity to sell raffle tickets with prizes supplied by the Society, this was a WIN WIN for the Club. I observed many hands setting up the stalls and operating the three stations each day. Your reporter saw team members, John Leeds, Col Fell, Clarrie Noland, Allan Forno, Alf Barbagallo, Frank Chapman, Ivan Markcih, George Brown, Paul Pixton, Barry Chain, Sam Russo, Col Slarp, Barry Lumby, Shane Brownless, Cliff Hoare. The ladies not only made cakes for the stall, but maned the raffle table over the three days. Your reporter spied Nina Leeds, Flo Carter, Joan Forno, Judy Markich, and Pat Barbagallo, ( yes, Alf did allow Pat time off the tractor), the prizes supplied by the Society were magnificent orchids in many different varieties. It was reported that Clarrie Nolland took time off from his BBQ duties on Friday to thank his personal doctor for the assistance he provided to Clarrie at last year’s event. Both Clarrie and the Doc looked well and participated in the delicious bacon & egg sandwiches on offer. Your reporter believes Nina and Flo, “convinced President John” to include cakes in our coffee & tea station. And it was reported by Allan Forno it was a star attraction for the passers-by, especially the India delegation, and the folk from the many retirement villages who attended. I believe Frank Chapman took great delight in “taste testing” Di Pixtons cherry slice. This reporter found out that Allan had been exiled to the cold corner where the coffee, tea & cake stall was set up, however Allan came prepared with his ski thermals, and I observed Sam Russo doing the afternoon shift in this area resplendent in his thermals and his ugg boots. Thanks must go to Tony Hudson for organising the eggs for the BBQ, Col Slarp for his donation of stationery, the ice supplied by the Game Farm, which Alf was kind enough to arrange and collected. As reported the event was a team effort with great fellowship, together with providing great exposure for the Rotary Club of Dural.

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General Emergencies 000 Energy Australia Emgy 13 13 88 Hornsby Hospital 9477 9123 Hills Shire Council 9843 0555 Hornsby Shire Council 9847 6666 Integral Energy 13 10 03 Lifeline (24 hours) 13 11 14 Poisons Information Line 13 11 26 Police - Hornsby 9476 9799 Police - Castle Hill 9680 5399 Sydney Water 13 20 90

LOCAL BUSHFIRE SERVICES Arcadia Bush Fire 9656 1296 Arcadia Fire Captain Peter Jacobs 0415 369 683 Galston Bush Fire Captain Peter Griffiths 0404 085 145 Glenorie Bush Fire 9652 2017 Middle Dural Bush Fire Captain Len Best 0408 220 705 Hills Rural Fire Service District Office 9654 1244 Hornsby Fire Svcs HQ 9883 2000 Telstra Faults 13 22 03

LOCAL JP’s Michael Bell, Arcadia - 9653 1365 Bernie Triebe & Kerron May, Bendigo Bank Galston - 9653 2227 Cathy Vipond, Hills Accounting, Glenorie - 9652 2400 Cherrybrook Shopping Village, Shepherds Drive, every Saturday morning 10am to noon. There will be JP at Dural Library Wednesdays between 1pm and 3pm. Hornsby Branch of the NSW Justices Association meets monthly at the Asquith Leagues Club opposite Waitara rail station.. All JP members and potential members welcome. Enquiries to Gavin Moehead JP 9489 4662 or 0407 229 203.



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>SPIN< Table Tennis every Friday at Glenorie. *Junior development programs *Coaching - individual & small groups *All age social play All enquiries please contact Chris on 0468 300 822 or (NCAS Level 1 - AASC – WWCC – Senior First Aid accredited – Member TTNSW)

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The Galston & Glenorie Community News & the Hills Rural Community News is a joint venture between Adelphi Design & Print and The Hills Rural Business Chamber. Magazine Design & Print by Adelphi Design & Print Phone 9652 1193 Enquiries to The Hills Rural Business Chamber - Correspondence to: PO Box 29 Galston NSW 2159 or email

COMMUNITY CONTACTS ACACIA (Living Life) Exercise programme for over 65’s. FREE. Every Tuesday 9.30 to 10.30 am Galston Uniting Church 11 School Road Galston. Enquiries Melanie 9456 7103 Aglow Australia Pennant Hills - A network of caring women, meeting on the 4th Thursday at 10am-12.30pm. Excellent speakers, child minding and morning tea. Contact Glenys on 0401 770 859. Venue Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis & Central Avenue Thornleigh. ALANON Family Group meets 8pm each Friday at the Galston Community Health Centre. For more details call 9264 9255. Trying to live with someone who has a drinking problem? Come along to these meetings. APEX Australia is a service organisation that is about making friends, helping others and having fun, open to anyone 18-45. Further info. please contact Sydney D.G 0412 400 452, National Office 18000 APEX0 or website. “Heart of a Community, Hope of a Nation”. Arcadia Community Hall - 136 Arcadia Road, Arcadia. Available for functions. Inspections welcome. Bookings call 9847 6504 Arcadia Markets – May & November at Arcadia Public School, 140 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia. au Enquiries: Meegen 0419 262 850 New Stallholders always welcome. Arcadian Quilters Meetings held at the Galston Community Health Centre on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday at 9.30am (day group) and 2nd & 4th Monday at 7.30pm (evening group). Phone Medley on 9894-7749. Association of Independent Retirees (AIR) Ltd. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 10 am. Meetings are at Yarrara Rd Pennant Hills. Contact John Guthrie on 9634 6727. Castle Hill Art Society - Monthly Meetings and Art Demostrations are held at Castle Hill Art Society - 155 Ridgecorp Drive, Castle Hill on th first Wednesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. Enquires Ph. 98993179 Circular Keys Chorus are always seeking would-be Divas. De-stress as you learn to sing acappella 4 part harmony with passionate CKC singers. Rehearsals in Castle Hill Wednesdays Contact Janet 9653 2959, email info@ or visit Dural & District Historical Society Inc holds its lecture meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2pm at History Cottage, 412 Galston Rd Galston. The Cottage is also open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Wed & Sundays. Enquiries to Michael Bell 9653 1365. Dural & District Prostate Cancer Support Group holds its meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7pm at Dural Country Club. Inquiries Roger 9653 2980 or Col 9651 1242. Dural & Districts Senior Citizens’ Club If you are over 50, and you fancy some enjoyable social gatherings, why not come along & join in? We play bingo and/or indoor bowls, and some play Mahjong. We meet from about 9.30am to 2pm every Wednesday at Dural Country Club. Enquiries Helen 9654 3790 AH. Dural & Hills District Garden Club - Meetings at 8pm on 1st Wednesday of each month at Mid Dural Fire Station, 57 Mid Dural Road. Further information contact Di Glasgow 0409 909 161 or email Dural-Glenorie Scouts - Joeys (aged 6–7 years), Cubs (aged 8–10 years) and Scouts (aged 11–15 years) meet weekly at the Scout Hall in Galston Road, Galston. Learn new skills, challenge yourself, experience outdoor activities, make new friends, have fun! Contact Warren Payne (W) 9622 2251 or (H) 9652 1713. Friends of Fagan Park Volunteer group actively preserving the remarkable rural history of Hornsby Shire. The Friends meet every Tuesday from 9am to 4pm maintaining historic Netherby Cottage and its garden and also restoring farm machinery and implements to working order. Members of the public and new friends are always welcome! Open days are the 2nd Sunday of each month, 1.30pm to 4.00pm, and other special occasions. Contact Ian Browning. M: 0419 435 475 E: Ferry Artists Gallery – Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry 2775. ph: 02 4566 4385, for info on workshops and membership see Galston Area Residents’ Association Inc meets at the Galston Primary School Library, School Road, Galston on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8pm. Enquiries to 0403 076 175. New members always welcome. Galston Branch CWA meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Galston Community Health Centre. New members are sure of a friendly welcome. Enquiries to Gai 9653 2991 or Robyn 9894 7510. Galston Carers Group – Meets 3rd Monday of the month from 3.00 -4.30 pm at Galston Community Health Centre, 17 Arcadia Road [cnr of The Glade], Galston. All carers welcome. Next meeting 15th October. Tel 9477 9817 or 9653 2235. Galston Community Hall - 37 Arcadia Road, Galston available for functions, air-conditioned, inspections welcome. Bookings call Robyn on 0414 647 638. Galston Community Health Centre - This centre is an outreach of Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Health Service and is situated at 17 Arcadia Road, Galston (cnr of The Glade). Enq. 9653 2235. Galston Computer Pals for Seniors Club – Would you like some Computer Lessons? Joining Fee $20. Plus $50 for Twenty

lessons, or $80 for Forty Lessons. Phone: Rosemary Ansley (9651 2175) or John Eland (9651 2940). Galston Garden Club - New members are always welcome. Meetings held at 8pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Galston Community Centre. For further information contact Bill Fleming on 9653 2394. Galston VIEW Club - will be holding its September, Luncheon Meeting at Dural Country Club, Dural, commencing at on Wednesday 25th September 2013, with musical entertainment. Visitors are welcome. Inquiries Vivien 9894-1189 Girl Guides - Girls 9-14 meet on Mondays at 7pm, contact Sarah 0433 125 873. Meet at Galston Guide Hall, Galston Road, Galston. You will take part in great activities by helping organise exciting events, learning new life skills, being part of the outdoors, expressing your creativity and much more. Glenorie Maroota Bioregional Forum – Meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Glenorie Community Hall. Let us know of your local environment and heritage concerns. Contact Carolyn Hall on Glenorie Progress Association Holds its meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month 7.30pm in the Palms Room, Glenorie RSL. All Welcome. Ph 9652 2454. Hills Budgerigar Club Meet on the 4th Friday of each month, except December at the North Rocks Community Hall. Everyone welcome. Enquiries to Peter on 9888 5631. Hills Community Aid No Interest Loans up to $1,000 - for whitegoods, furniture, computers, essential repairs etc. Contact Hills Community Aid 9639 8620, or Hills Farmers’ & Gourmet Food Mkt - 2nd Saturday of the month, 8am-12pm, Castle Hill Showground. Hills Shire Garden Club - Meetings held on 3rd Monday of the month at 1.00 p.m. at Kellyville Community Hall, Wrights Rd. Kellyville. Enq. 9624 5034. Hills RSL Sub Branch - Monthly meetings held at The Galston Club, 2pm on the last Tuesday of each month. Enquiries 9653 2565. The Hills Trefoil Guild (Guides NSW) meet at 10am on the third Friday of each month, in the Guide Hall in Bounty Avenue, Castle Hill. Any lady prepared to make the Guide Promise may become a member; past involvement is not necessary. Enquiries to Helen on 9654 3790 A/H. Hills Evening View Club holds their dinner meetings at the Dural Country Club on the first Wednesday of every month, at 7.00pm. VIEW is seen as a voice for all women. Share a meal, make new friends and support The Smith Family. New members especially welcomed. Enquiries Eva 0412 447 746 / 9634 5741 AH Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Four Wheel Drive Club is a family orientated club that meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm at Hornsby Heights Community Centre, Galston Road, Hornsby Heights. www. JP SERVICES are available at Cherrybrook Shopping Village on Saturday mornings from 1000 am to 12 noon, and at Carlingford Court Shopping Centre on Tuesdays from 1100 am to 0100 pm. JP’s are also at Hornsby, Pennant Hills, and Epping Libraries on some days. Check with Library for days and times before attending. Enquiries Kay on 8812 2479 or 0410 688 886, or Gavin on 9489 4662 or 0407 289 203. Living Life Without Children - Support Group meets once a month for childless couples, now in their 40s and 50s, finding it difficult or lonely living life without children. Contact Carol. email: Pennant Hills Photographic Club meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays each month at 8pm in the Uniting Church Hall cnr Boundary Rd and Bellamy St, Pennant Hills. Probus Club of Dural Galston - will hold it’s next meeting at 10am on Thursday 16th May at The Galston Club in Arcadia Road. The speaker will be Jack McBurney “History of the Storekeepers of Sydney”. Visitors welcome. Contact Anne 9653 1004. Rotary Club of Galston meets every Tuesday at The Galston Club at 6.30 for 7pm. New members welcomed. Contact Peter 0419 011 750 Rowland Village Workshop Club invites enquiries about the Club from members of the wider community who are 55 and over years of age. Contact Michael Bell on 96531365. Soroptimist International of The Hills District Inc meets at 7pm 3rd Monday of the month St Joseph’s Convention Centre Baulkham Hills.Details:0407 665 874 Shakespeare Group - meets monthly at Galston on the 2nd Thursday morning, 9am to 12.30. No cost to belong, just a delight in reading great Bards words. Further information call Isabelle 9679 1338. Social Dance Workshops - Pennant Hills Community Centre, Yarrara Road. $7. Contact Felicity 9456 2860, 0434 437 522. Old time contemporary, set & couple dances. Specialising in Australian, Irish & Scottish Folk Dance. Beginners & experienced dancers. Still Creek Landcare Group - Have a say and help in the future of our catchments in Galston, Arcadia and Berrilee. We meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month at The Galston Club Committee Room. For more information Visit www. or e-mail au or Contact Nick on 9653 2056.

Churches Galston Uniting Church - Service times 10.00am. Children’s programmes KUCA for children K-6, each Friday of the school term 5.307.00pm. CRAFT group Thursday evenings of the school term from 7.00 to 10.00pm. OVER 55’s for seniors 2nd Monday of each month from 10am to 12noon. Other groups of interest:- Men’s Choir, Ladies Choir. For all enquiries, please call the church office on 9653 2039. 11 School Road Galston. Galston Seventh Day Adventist Church - Every Saturday 9.30am to 10.45am Bible Study, 11am to 12noon Church Service at 49 Arcadia Rd Galston. Every Wednesday 7.30pm Prayer Group. Contact Minister Andrew Russell 0403 840 348. Glenorie Community Church - Pentecostal and Evangelical – meets every Sunday at 10.00am. Healing Service at 6.30pm last Sunday of every month. Ladies meeting at 10.30am first Tuesday of every month. All welcome. 1507 Old Northern Road, Glenorie. Pastor A.Valich - Phone 9634 3505, Church 9652 0577. Glenorie Mission Church - Sunday School 9am, Sunday Service 10.15am, Girls Brigade Tuesdays at 6.30pm. 1409 Old Northern Road (Cnr Muscios Rd), Glenorie. Enquiries 9652 1203. Hillslife Church - Meets every Sunday at Galston Public School. Pastors Leigh and Heidi Davy. Ph: 02 9653 2807. For more details go to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church Arcadia Mass at the Monastery, 121 Arcadia Rd, Arcadia, at 7am every morning. Mass at the Parish Centre, Ph. 9653-2312. Corner Fagans Rd & Arcadia Rd. 7pm Saturday, 9am Sunday Parish Priest; Fr. David Orr osb 0400-371-260. St. Columb’s Anglican Church, Arcadia – Sundays at 9.30 am. Coffee n’ craft group meets on Fridays at 9.30 am – enquiries Beverley 9653.1790.

Local sports associations Dural Country Club Bowling Clubs – New members are welcome. Free lessons are available to men and women wishing to learn lawn bowls and meet a new social network. Ring9653 1250 or 9489 3739 to speak to one of our trained coaches. Dural Country Club Fishing Club meet at Dural Country Club on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. Activities include a monthly offshore charter, estuary and open fishing, organised short stay holidays and great social BBQ’s. New members welcome. Contact Murray on 0407 950 939 or Bruce on 0428 970 439. Dural Rugby Club - Enquiries, please contact the registrar Eric Flanagan, email efl86029@bigpond. or phone 0412 230 328 or visit our website Galston Glenorie Amateur Fishing Club Meets at 7.30pm at The Galston Club on the 1st Wednesday of each month. The meeting has a raffle at 7pm with lots of prizes and every meeting has a guest speaker. Enquiries call Lachlan on 0438 801 170 or Warren on 0416 061 428. Galston Glenorie Cricket Club - For further details regarding season events, grades and registration, please contact 0400 747 767. Galston Equestrian Club - New Members are always welcome. Training/Competition days held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the Rural Sports Facility Centre off Mansfield Road. Enquiries can be made to Liz on 0409 992 920 or to go to the Galston Equestrian Club’s website at Galston Netball Club All enquiries to galstonnetballclub@gmail. com or visit the website Hills AUSSI Masters Swimming Club meets at Galston Aquatic Centre on Galston Road on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Whether you want to swim laps, compete in competitions, or just have fun, fitness and friendship Ring Di on 9652 1215. Hills Hawks Soccer Club. For season details & registrations call Vivian Mepstead on 0432 333 091 or Hills Hawks Softball Club. Our competition is held during the summer season (September to March, excluding school holidays) at Hayes Park, Galston. We welcome new members! For enquiries please contact our registrar Hazel Postill on 0414 474 461 or visit our website: Tennis / Squash Social Group - looking for new players. Call Karen 0412 485 411 or email Tennis Court for Hire Galston - At rear of Galston Community Hall. Available Day or Night, Mobile 0414 918 467. Tennis Court for Hire Glenorie - Les Shore Reserve. Available Day or Night. Phone 0404 600 460. Tennis Court for Hire Hillside Public School on Cattai Ridge Rd is offering members of the public to hire their tennis court for a minimal fee. 12 month membership $50 per family or $8 per hour. Please contact Hillside Public School on 9652 1459.


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