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has become one of the most cherished events among the local Portuguese and the wider community, said Marrickville Mayor, Morris Hanna. The delicious food was a drawcard for many, and the barbecued sardines, spicy

chorizo and sweet Portuguese tarts were crowd favourites. “[I] had some prawn, chicken and cod rissoles, so yummy!” said festival goer, Helen Escreza. Sangria was a popular choice on the warm Autumn day, and

many sampled Portuguese and Brazilian wines and learnt to pair the wines with food. Council is asking for feedback to plan for next year’s event, in the form of an online survey. Visit: www.marrickville. nsw.gov.au/bairro.

Inque into Inquest tragic deaths Six residents residen who died at a b Marrickville boarding house lived environm in an environment of poor hygiene, insufficient staffing and with a lack of fo serious health issues, adequate care for i t has h heard. h an inquest The residents, Shaneen Batts, Ilona Takacs, Dorothy Hudson, Ian Birks, Donald MacKellar and Mohammed Ramzan, all died in a nine month period between June 2009 and March 2010 at the 300 Hostel in Livingstone Street. The inquest into their deaths, which opened on Monday at the Coroner’s Court in Glebe, heard that the residents died from a range of causes including heart disease, drug toxicity and choking. The inquest will determine whether the care the residents received was suitable for their physical and mental health conditions. Counsel assisting the inquest, Stephen Kelly, said that in a number of cases when a resident needed urgent medical attention, a staff member rang a manager fi rst for advice before ringing for an ambulance. Mr Kelly pointed to the series of investigations by the ombudsman into the standard of care at NSW boarding houses over the past decade, arguing that little has been done to reform legislation in order to protect vulnerable residents. It is estimated that there are around 200 unlicensed boarding houses in the Marrickville local government area, with as many as 2,000 residents. The inquest is expected to conclude today (Friday, March 16). More details in our next issue.

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I hate it when people on the dole are labelled bludgers. Th is week for my job I’ve been asking people what they think of members of their community that receive unemployment benefits – and invariably the word ‘bludger’ rears its ugly head. I don’t see how anyone who receives $460 a fortnight in welfare can be considered to be doing it easy. That’s $230 a week – that wouldn’t even cover rent, let alone food, bills, petrol, and the rest. Break it down a little further and it works out to around $23 a day. Th ink about the last round of drinks you bought, or the last take away meal you picked up – fair chance that if you were on the dole, that would be your daily budget blown in one fell swoop. The general notion of disliking people who claim welfare is inexcusable, but the mentality behind it is in some regards understandable – people don’t like

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an association with seeing their taxes being handed to people who are fully capable of holding down a full time job. But you only need to watch the news a few nights a week or pick up a newspaper from time to time to realise that there a lot more jobs being lost than created in Australia at the moment. These are tough times – businesses are tightening their belts, and literally thousands of Australians are joining unemployment queues each week. In fact the official unemployment figure now stands at more than 650,000 – and that is just the number who are claiming welfare… there could be plenty more out there who are getting by on money they saved for a rainy day. Each year the government hands out around $7 billion in taxpayer money to the unemployed. But the more important reason we should be trying to get these people jobs is a simple old term called “the dignity of work”.

Far be it from me to get all high and mighty on an issue, but this is one topic that all religions agree on – that it is an all-important part of human existence to have an important role in society, ie: a job. And this is why I don’t think we should be lambasting people who can’t fi nd work. In all my years, I am yet to meet somebody who truly has no desire to work. Sure, some people need a break, some are a bit lazy, but by and large everyone would like to contribute something to society. Subsisting on welfare is not a lifestyle choice, it is not a mindset, it is not a luxury. It is an option that 99.99 per cent of people would more than happily choose to avoid. So next time you’re pondering that person outside Centrelink, think to yourself “would I like to be unemployed?” – chances are your answer is no, and it’s very likely theirs would be the same as well.

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Not enough police on the beat Minister blames previous government as shortfall in Local Area Commands becomes a concern BY LOUISE BOURKE

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arrickville MP, Carmel Tebbutt, has called on the State Government to boost the number of front line police officers, after it was discovered that the local area is missing 22 police officers. A government document, the Strength Statement for January 2012, reveals a police shortage at all three Local Area Commands. While Marrickville LAC is authorised to have 130 officers and Newtown LAC 128, both currently have 122 officers. Redfern LAC is authorised to have 163 officers and currently has 155. Ms Tebbutt said the government needs to fi ll the missing spots for the safety of inner west residents. “Th is government has been in power for nearly a year, and all we have seen is cuts to services,” Ms Tebbutt said. “Police officers do a tough job in the most difficult circumstances, and the government should recognise that and make sure our local commands are properly staff ed, for their own safety and their ability to protect the community.” A spokesperson from the Police Minister’s office said that the government is working to increase police numbers in NSW, with 550 trainee police men and women to go through the system in the next two years. “We’re working hard to clean up the mess of the previous government in terms of police numbers,” the spokesperson said.

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Police were called to Lewisham Railway Station last Friday after a boy, 17, was found dead on the tracks. Inset: Jakob Anderson who was killed.

Boy, 17, killed at local railway station Police responded to two separate incidents last week, including the death of a teenager at Lewisham Railway Station

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wo separate incidents at inner west train stations last week resulted in the death of one man at Lewisham and injury to a city rail worker at Stanmore. Police were called to Lewisham Railway Station just before midnight on Friday after the body of 17-year-old, Jakob Anderson, was found on the tracks.

It is believed Mr Anderson was hanging out of the doors of the train and was killed when he struck the tunnel. It is the same location where 18-year-old graffiti artist, Tre Toman, was killed by a train in January. Superintendent Greg Peters from Marrickville Police said a 15-year-old boy who

was with Mr Anderson has spoken to police. A city rail worker was injured on Thursday evening at Stanmore Station when a glass bottle was thrown at a moving train, causing the window and bottle to shatter. The impact caused fragments of glass to strike the railway employee who was travelling in the train.

The train then stopped at Redfern Station, where police and emergency services were alerted to the incident. The 34-year-old man su ffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and was taken to Sydney Hospital for treatment. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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P O LI CE SNAP SH OT Street theft: Man charged over robbery

Wild weather caused inner city areas to flood (left), but the next day things were back to normal (right).

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The wild weather that struck the inner city was barely noticeable a day later BY LOUISE BOURKE

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he clean-up after Th ursday’s wild weather was swift, with council crews and residents pitching in to restore local streets and parks to normal by Friday morning. Six council crews were dispatched around the area on Thursday to repair the damage, with priority given to flooded Illawarra Road, Steel Park and Henson Park, according to a Marrickville Council spokesperson. The diff erence between Wharf

Street on Th ursday morning, when it had been fl ooded and closed to vehicles, to Friday morning when the Inner City Weekender visited the site, was stark. The only signs of the previous day’s events were two abandoned cars left on the street with tell-tale water marks, mud and vegetation stuck to the doors. One Wharf Street business owner, whose shop fl oor was fl ooded when the Cooks River spilled over Steel Park, was inspecting his damaged car.

“We made sure our stock was alright,” he said. “Before I knew it, I went outside to see the car floating. Not much you could do.” While the Cooks River, which spilled onto roads in Marrickville and Tempe, has receded, it is still choked in parts with debris, rubbish and plastic bottles. Council crews continued the clean-up effort this week and Council has said that any areas still requiring cleaning after this time should be brought to their attention.

A 20-year-old Enmore man has been charged following a serious street-level robbery along King Street, Newtown in the early hours of Tuesday, March 6. The victim was seated at a bus stop outside Newtown Station when the man approached him and demanded his mobile phone. The victim refused and the man proceeded to grab at the victim, causing him to fall on the footpath. The man also punched the victim a number of times before being shouted at by a nearby security guard. Police were fl agged down by the security guard and caught up to the man, who attempted to flee. He was swiftly restrained, arrested and conveyed back to Newtown Police Station. The man appeared before Central Local Court on March 15 charged with Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rob and Resist Police Officer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tip off: Man busted for credit card fraud

Police received information that a male, who was wanted by police, was staying at the Rydges Apartments on Missenden Road,

Camperdown, using fraudulent credit cards to pay for the accommodation. About 2pm on Friday, March 9 police attended the units and entered the room where the man was staying. As well as fraudulent documents, a small quantity of drugs was also located inside the room. The 38-year-old Maroubra man was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station. He was refused bail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ATM notice: Police warning of tampering

Marrickville Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant when using ATM machines in the Marrickville area. There have been reports that ATMs have been tampered with. The cash dispenser section of the machines does not dispense the correct amount of money. No arrests have been made at this time, but Marrickville Police are asking the public to report any individuals behaving suspiciously around any ATM machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you happen to witness a crime or see someone acting suspiciously in the inner west area, help police by calling CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

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erncourt Public School will celebrate its 90th birthday in style next week with students and staff to take part in a fancy dress parade. The school community will parade in 1880’s and 1920’s costumes on Thursday, March 22, to commemorate significant moments in the school’s history, according to

Principal Ruth Turnell. “[They] will dress up as either a child of the 1880’s when ‘Prosna’, the sixbedroom mansion that is now Ferncourt’s administration building was built, or of the 1920’s when Ferncourt Infants School began with just three classes,” Ms Turnell said. The South Marrickville School, located in ‘The Warren’, as locals call it, has a rich history. Th e site was originally part of the 130-

acre estate of colonial wool merchant and politician, Thomas Holt, which he bought in 1859. The estate was later subdivided and a Polish-born artist, Gracius Broinowski, built a house called Prosna in 1883. Th e Education Department bought the house in 1922 and the school was soon after established. A birthday cake will be served in the school’s Rose Garden on Thursday.

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ast Th ursday’s wild weather dredged up hundreds of plastic bottles and other debris from the Cooks River, only days after local volunteers collected an estimated 3,540 bottles from Ewen Park and Marrickville Golf Course as part of Clean Up Australia Day. It’s another reason why members of the community are calling for a cash deposit on the return of plastic bottles for recycling. “I don’t know why we can’t have a cash deposit of 10 cents on every soft drink bottle sold in this state,” said John Butcher from the Cooks River Valley Association. The group estimates that if each of the bottles dragged from the river during the clean-up had been cashed in for 10 cents, the community would have $354 to clean the river. A spokesperson for the Environment Minister, Robyn Parker, said the government supports the public consultation process currently underway, which includes a proposal for a container deposit scheme. Local, Kate Maclean, has started her own campaign. For each bottle she collects from the river, a virtual 10 cent ‘refund’ is added to the running tally posted on a sign nearby.

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COUNCIL SNAPSHOT ➤ The Watershed is asking residents to take something that could be waste and turn it into a better quality item, with a new series of Upcycling Workshops. Upcycling involves converting waste materials or useless products into better quality products or materials which can continue to be used. Led by a local expert, this workshop series will focus on revitalising practical, hands-on skills such as darning and mending. The first of the workshops, Get Mending, is on this Saturday, March 17 from 1pm-3pm at The Watershed, 218 King Street, Newtown. Bookings are essential. Call Th e Watershed on 9519 6366 or book online through Council’s website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➤ Applications are now open for Marrickville Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Arts Studio Program. The program provides support to Aboriginal artists and crafts people living or contributing to Marrickville’s art and cultural life. Council offers a studio space located within the Addison Road Centre at Marrickville for a 12-month term of residency. Emerging and mid-career artists and crafts people are invited to apply. Applications for Council’s ATSI Arts Studio Program close on Wednesday, April 4. Visit Council’s website to apply. Council’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer may be able to assist applicants complete the online form. Council also encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to register their details to receive and share information about exhibition openings and grant opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The debris and rubbish in the Cooks River after Thursday’s rain.

➤ A state-wide home reading project will be launched in Marrickville on Monday with Her Excellency the Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir, in attendance. ‘Bringing the Library To You’ aims to promote and raise awareness of Home Library Services to some of the most vulnerable people in NSW. Th e project received over $80,000 in grant funding, which will go towards creating a range of promotional materials to raise awareness of Home Library Services, and improve access for disadvantaged groups. ‘Bringing the Library To You’ will be launched by the General Manager of Marrickville Council, Ken Gainger, on Monday, March 19.

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Time for you to demand action Business borrowers need to demand that our banks reduce the yawning gap between business loan rates and home loan rates. New data from the Reserve Bank shows that ultra-pricey lending to businesses has surged over the last 18 months. The latest figures show more than $55 billion was on loan to SMEs at variable rates of nine per cent or more. While that seems expensive, the scary number is this – the amount of money being lent to SME’s at credit card-like interest rates (in excess of 15 per cent) has soared by nearly 40 per cent to $2.3 billion. If you’re a small business owner looking for finance, here’s a simple guide on how to get a better deal on fi nance products. First, before you think about switching lenders, see what the absolute rate and fees are compared to others. A simple way to do this is to look to the ‘comparison rate’, which will help you to compare apples with apples. Second, look at and talk to some alternatives. The cash costs of switching include things like application fees and valuation fees. Of course there are noncash costs – the time it takes to look for, negotiate and complete a loan application isn’t trivial. Th ird, talk to your lender about your options – you may be surprised at how willing they are to negotiate.

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HOROSCOPES www.francisbevan.com aries March 21 to April 20

You have the potential to make money as some unexpected gains are likely to come your way. However, you need to be careful of the retail therapy bug as you may spend all your hard earned cash too quickly. Remember, it is important to put some away for a rainy day. The Sun moves into your sign on the 21st and this will be the ideal time to take centre stage. Your present mixture of ego and modesty is very potent!

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April 21 to May 21

With Venus in your sign you’re going to be looking good, feeling great and you will be attracting quite a few admiring glances. Those of you in a steady relationship may want to consider making some special plans with your beloved. If you’re single you will have many chances over the next few weeks to meet interesting and intriguing people. Some encounters may lead to romance, whilst others will result in long-term friendship, but it’s worth the effort.

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Unfortunately other people are not as honest or straight forward as you would like them to be. When in doubt trust your instincts, but by doing so it won’t be easy to pull the wool over your eyes. It is also necessary for you to play close attention to your own health and to get extra rest and relaxation. You have what it takes to offer valuable advice to friends and to keep relationships happy. Be ready for unexpected answers to problems.

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June 22 to July 22

There certainly seems to be some bright spots on the horizon at this time, especially where your social life is concerned. They will soon seem much brighter if you keep your options open and take time to enjoy the cinema or the arts. The fun side of your personal nature is what really counts in the weeks ahead. Your love life and relationships prove to be very rewarding so trust your gut instincts and go with the flow.

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July 23 to August 23

Your popularity at work increases and the weeks ahead should bring recognition and good fortune for your career aspects, especially if you have to deal with the public in any way or your work has a creative slant to it. Those who work for female employers will be doing very well for themselves. New information that is obtained will assist you to get ahead positively. The wheels of progress are in your favour so take advantage of it.

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August 24 to September 23

You’ll soon be feeling more optimistic, happy-go-lucky and humorous, which means that family, friends and other people will find you a joy to spend time with. Your colleagues will enjoy your cheekiness and your friends will find you a delight to socialise with. So it shouldn’t be a surprise if a new relationship leaves the launching pad. This is also the ideal time to get involved with art, music, cinema and the metaphysics.

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September 24 to Oct 23

A serious heart-to-heart may be necessary to clear the air in intimate relationships as you may be accused of putting your own interests ahead of others. You need to look carefully at what is being said by yourself and others because this way you will be able to create a greater depth in your most intimate relationships and friendships. This is a more than positive time to either apply for a loan or to consider investing some of your savings.

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October 24 to Nov 22

Recent events appear to have impacted upon your long-term relationships. Deep in the recesses of your own soul, you must know it’s up to you to stop things getting even worse. Make a point of making yourself understood clearly, directly and precisely. This is the ideal time to plan a wedding or engagement or something special with your beloved – even a trip out of town will help to free you both of any tension or stress!

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Nov 23 to Dec 21

Venus is throwing a rosy glow over your working relationships and therefore you will find colleagues and clients far easier to get along with. Many of whom will be appreciative of the dedication and hard work that you always put into whatever task you undertake. If you have not been feeling 100 per cent then the planets are urging you to do something about the situation and to embark onto a new health regime, so eat healthier and get exercising!

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January 21 to Feb 19

Despite certain frustrations and complications in your life, many of you will begin to relocate your sense of humour, which may have been rather absent of late. Your partner, loved ones and children will be enchanted by your jokemaking and generally entertained by you. Time spent with younger people or pets will be thoroughly enjoyable. There will soon be news of a birth or a pregnancy, so keep your eyes and ears open.

Until at least mid-April a lot of your time and attention will be focused on your home, property and family life. Furthermore, there will be a great deal of social activity at home, which could possibly see the mixing of business with pleasure. You’ll also be busy helping particular loved ones achieve their goals, aims and objectives, which will be appreciated more than you realise, just remember to be good to yourself and your inner child!

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February 20 to March 20

Affairs of the heart are still on your mind. With such a vivid imagination, you have all kinds of ideas on how to act out your fantasies. You will be busy taking short distance trips around your local neighbourhood. This is the ideal time to start a new course or to take the time to sort out your children’s education. You have the ability to communicate easily with others and to gather insightful information, so be sure to keep that in mind!

Readings from $50. Face-to-face readings, phone consultations, party bookings & Hen Nights phone 9673 6321, 1902 264 063 (Direct) or 24 hr Line 1902 267 040 $5.50/min (higher from payphone or mobile)


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FRIDAY, MARCH 16 2012

Staying Healthy

Aunt Ethel was right after all

Susan Garrad

Having trouble conceiving? Q. My p a r t n e r and I have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years. We are considering IVF treatment but want to try a natural approach fi rst. Can natural medicine help? Great news! Natural medicine has an 80 per cent success rate for live births to previously infertile couples. This compares to only a 20 per cent success rate for IVF treatment. These fantastic results are achieved when couples follow a four month program called Preconception Care. Pioneered by the Foresight Foundation in the United Kingdom, this program involves eating a nutritious diet, following a healthy lifestyle and avoiding exposure to environmental pollutants. Research published in Th e Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine has shown that couples following this program improve their fertility, signifi cantly reduce their chance of suff ering a miscarriage, premature or stillbirth, or of giving birth to a

baby with a congenital defect. It is now clear that every aspect of our reproduction is adversely aff ected in some way by our twenty fi rst century lifestyle and living conditions. Sadly that means that infertility is on the rise, and couples really need to work a lot harder to conceive a healthy baby. In Australia, one couple in six is now infertile. The good news is that I have been able to help many previously infertile couples conceive through this simple program. Naturopath Susan Garrad is from Women's Health Naturally at Summer Hill. Phone 9798 9322 or visit www. womenshealthnaturally.com.au.

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Keeping Fit David Stein I have just fi nished a book a nutritionist friend lent me called In defence of food. It’s a great book with some insightful advice on why foods in our diet have more health claims than ever before, but we are sicker than ever. Th e more new foods science breaks down into marketable components – for example: low cholesterol or hi fi bre – the further we get from the big picture of real whole food. It’s crazy but our ancestors in caves had a much better idea of what to eat than we do. I was looking at some more info on Michael Pollen the author and liked his answer to the following, often asked, question. Our family is on a budget and can’t aff ord to eat all organic. Where should we direct our money to get the most benefit? Organic produce, meats, dairy? “Some organic products offer the consumer more value than others, so if you’re on a budget, it’s important to buy organic strategically. Here are a few quick rules of thumb: If you have young kids, it’s worth paying the organic premium on

whatever they eat or drink the most of organically. So if they drink lots of apple juice – which they shouldn’t, by the way – or milk, then spring for it there. On produce, some items, when grown conventionally, have more pesticide residue than others, so when buying these, it pays to buy organic. According to the Environmental Working Group, the “dirty dozen” most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables are: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, imported nectarines, imported grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale/collars. The “clean 15” are onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit and mushrooms. So if you’ve only got a little money to devote to organic, buy the organic apples and skip the organic onions. But do keep in mind that it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables regardless of how they’re grown.

In meat, organic is very expensive, and doesn’t necessary ensure that the animals didn’t live on feedlot. I look for grass fed for beef instead, milk and butter, too.” It’s little things like this that help when we start to try and make sense of the massive information overload when it comes to food products. Keep it simple with your family’s food choices, remember what your great aunt Ethel told you about which foods to eat, and you’re on the right track.

IN THE POOL Aquaerobics

forever young seniors program The Forever Young program introduces you to a variety of options including Senior focused classes located in the Wellness Centre, and pool options such a Hydrotherapy, Aquaerobics and Swimming for those who enjoy, or want to enjoy a healthy active life style.

A variety of classes are available to suit all fitness levels and ages > Easy Aqua > Aqua > Deep Water Aqua

Walking & Lap Swimming

Walking & lap swimming is open for you to fulfill youd daily exercise with designated areas for: > Walking > Slow Swimmers > Medium Swimmers > Fast Swimmers

Hydro Classes Our hydrotherapy classes are available to the public running several times per week, under the direct supervision of an experienced exercise physiolgist to ensure your needs are catered for. • Program & Main Pool have access via ramps and hoist.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16 2012

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WE CAN HELP YOU

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he Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre has a great range of programs designed especially for seniors. Classes, such as Aquaerobics, Pilates, Yoga and ‘Gentle Seniors’, are held at convenient times throughout the week to make it easier to schedule regular exercise. Hydrotherapy sessions help to provide support to improve mobility, strength

and pain relief. Hydro classes run every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-1pm under the direct supervision and guidance of an accredited Exercise Physiologist. For access into the main pool and program pool, ramps and hoists ensure entry with comfort and ease. A 10-week health and wellbeing course for the over 55’s, Forever Young, offers ways to help manage osteoarthritis and

osteoporosis and promote muscular endurance, growth, strength and cardiovascular fitness through education and movement. For these programs and more, the team at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre is on hand to help you through each step. For more information on any of these programs or to book, ring the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre today on 9565 1906.

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LPAC has the following senior specific classes • Strong Seniors • Tai Chi for Arthritis • Seniors Aqua • Heart moves (starting April 4th)

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anterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL club will celebrate Senior’s Week by holding a number of events starting this weekend. A Health and Wellbeing expo will kick off on Sunday at the club from 10am-5pm, with activities including Zumba, Yoga, Bellydance, Tai Chi and line dancing. There will also be speakers

throughout the day, who will talk on a range of topics. Holisitic Health Practitioner, Marilyn Martin, will discuss the range of health and wellbeing options available to seniors. Microbiologist guru, John Ellerman, will speak about how to fi ght the nasty superbugs that emerge as winter approaches. And

psychic medium, Marcia Quinton, will advise on how to best clean your home and living space with positive energy. Following the expo on Wednesday, rocker Warren Williams will take to the stage at the club at 10.30am in a free concert. For details on the expo phone 9559 0011.

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OUT & ABOUT

LOOKING FOR A GIG THIS WEEKEND? Elevation U2 Show Venue: Scruffy Murphy’s Hotel Free entry, 10.30pm 9211 2002

8pm - Saturday March 17 - Enmore Theatre - $55 - Bookings: 9519 9231

Aqua Venue: The Hi-Fi, Moore Park $55, 8pm 1300 438 849

Leek, Hugo Race Venue: Oxford Art Factory Free entry, 8pm 1300 438 849

Nova & The Experience Venue: Lewisham Hotel 8pm 9560 8755

Aqua Venue: Enmore Theatre $55, 8pm 9519 9231

Hermitude Venue: Oxford Art Factory $20, 8pm 9332 3711

Sunday, March 18

Black Label, We Stand Alone Venue: Bald Faced Stag $10, 8pm 9560 7188

Harbour Masters Venue: Customs House Bar Free entry, 7pm 9259 7317

Bob Log III Venue: The Vanguard, Newtown $16, 8pm 1300 438 849

Dave Mason Cox Venue: The Orient Hotel, The Rocks Free entry, 5pm 9251 5631

3 Way Split Venue: The Orient Hotel, The Rocks Free entry, 11pm 9251 5631

Closure in Moscow Venue: Spectrum, Darlinghurst $17.35, 8pm 1300 762 545

Who remembers those ‘90s mega hits ‘Barbie Girl’, ‘Doctor Jones’, ‘Cartoon Heroes’ and ‘Turn Back Time’? Well if you said yes you’re in for the treat of a lifetime. The world famous Danish super-group Aqua is making a comeback and will tour Sydney venues this weekend. So make sure you get your old primary school buddies together because this is definitely one show no fan of entertaining ‘90s music should miss!

Saturday, March 17

Venue: 505 Club, Surry Hills $20, 8pm venue505.com

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The Yellow Canvas Venue: Excelsior Hotel Free entry, 7.30pm 9552 9700

Kate Miller-Heidke Venue: The Studio, Sydney Opera House $54.40, 8pm 9250 7777

Kittens Venue: Spectrum, Darlinghurst $10, 8pm 9360 1375

Club Blink (Various Artists) Venue: Club 77, East Sydney $12, 8pm 9361 4981

Trash Baggery - First Birthday Bash Venue: Red Rattler $5, 8pm 9565 1044

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaries Venue: Factory Theatre, Marrickville $49, 8pm 9550 3666

Ember, Jeff Drake Venue: Ivy, Sydney $20, 9pm 9240 3000

Bob Log III Venue: The Vanguard $16, 8pm

The Necks Venue: Sydney Opera House $39, 7pm 9250 7777 Elevation U2 Show Venue: The Orient Hotel, The Rocks Free entry, 4.30pm 9251 5631 Satellie V Venue: Marickville Bowling Club Free entry, 4.30pm 9557 1185 Flinders Quartet, Vince Jones Venue: Sydney Opera House $55, 4.30pm 9250 7777 The Blanks Venue: The Basement $35, 9pm 1300 438 849 Martini Club Venue: Goldfish, Kings Cross Free entry, 6pm 8354 6630 The Subterraneans Venue: Town Hall Hotel, Newtown Free entry, 7pm 9557 1206 Audry Auld, Faith Lee Venue: The Vanguard, Newtown $25, 8pm

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ave you got a burning desire to play some wailing blues riff s on the harmonica? Or just to play along to your favourite tunes? Harmonica player, Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire, is holding a halfday beginners’ workshop at the Valve Bar in Tempe on Sunday, May 20. Tony promises to get you playing tasty-sounding ‘harp’ riff s within the fi rst 15 minutes on his song Spearfi shin’ Blues. “It’s amazing how easy the harmonica is to play if you start off with the right material,” said Tony, who has taught eight to 80-yearolds to play harmonica at workshops around Australia. Among the songs Tony teaches at the workshop are the early Beatles hit, ‘Love Me Do’, and the Muddy Waters classic, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’. The Introduction to the Harmonica workshop

Tony Maguire promises to have you playing the harmonica.

session runs from 11.30am3.30pm at the Valve Bar & Venue, Tempe, on May 20. Tickets are $125, which includes lunch, a practice CD and gleaming-

new Hohner Silver Star harmonica. Bookings made before April 5 will cost only $99. Contact Tony Maguire on 0402 388 742.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16 2012

WEEKEND GUIDE

IDEAS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED GLBTIQ Forum Marrickville Council will host a GLBTIQ Panel Discussion and Open Forum to assist Council in planning for the GLBTIQ community on Saturday, March 17 from 9.30am-1.30pm at Petersham Town Hall. Registrations by email to sop1@marrickville. nsw.gov.au or by phoning 9335 2143.

Greek in Orient Launch As part of the Greek Festival of Sydney, former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, will officially launch Greeks in the Far Orient, a book about Greek expats in Asia throughout history, on Friday, March 16 at the Marrickville Town Hall. To book tickets, visit www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au.

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AFL for sport-a-month Boys and girls from 5-15 years of age can kick a goal and try AFL as part of Marrickville Council’s free Sport-a-Month promotion. Sessions are held on Sunday, March 18 at Henson Park with Newtown Swans Junior Australian Rules Football Club. Contact Matthew Mitchell on 0434 567 799.

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre markets The Newtown Community Market is on again this Saturday, March 17. Organised by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to raise funds for its community support programs, stalls will offer locally made art, craft and clothing, massage and facepainting at the Town Square from 10am.

Short+Sweet festival Short+Sweet approaches its exciting annual climax, with Week 10 of competition moving to the bigger Sidetrack Theatre at Marrickville. The fi nal 10 short plays in the Top 100 series face off nightly until March 18 for a place in the Gala Finals. For tickets contact the Sidetrack Theatre on 9550 3666 or www.sidetrack.com.au.

their fi nest clothes and most creative hats. The parade will be held from 10am-12pm. Contact RPA for more information.

Get your Cuban dance on No responsibility will be taken for outbursts of exuberance and passionate dancing when seven-piece Cuban band, Musica Linda, make their fi rst appearance at the Camelot Lounge tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 from http://www.trybooking.com/XHA Rocks pop-up If you’re anywhere near the Rocks this weekend, check out Marrickville gallery Factory 49’s pop-up exhibition of experimental art, some of which is for sale, as part of Art-Month. Head to Level 1, 47 George Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Easter Bonnet Parade RPA will hold its annual Easter Bonnet Parade on Wednesday, March 21, where survivors of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), their families and friends don

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16 2012

TIGER RUMBLINGS Time for Tigers to step up

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really think tonight’s clash between the Tigers and Dragons is a defining one for both clubs. After the Tigers stumbled at the hands of Manly last Friday night and the Dragons were hammered by the Bulldogs, the time has come for one of the two sides to stand up. Th e Tigers must finish off matches where they have done all the hard work to set up victory. A consistent, 80 minute performance is most defi nitely needed this evening. Tigers coach Tim Sheens can at least rest easy knowing that most of the problems from last week were self-infl icted. The Tigers dropped too much ball and went to sleep for a period early in the second half. Wests Tigers will hold a Grand Opening Sale at Gearzone Macarthur Square, Campbelltown, on Saturday, March 17. To coincide with the opening, Wests Tigers will be holding a 10 day sale with a 10 per cent discount off all merchandise at Gearzone Macarthur only. Wests Tigers players Keith Galloway and Lote Tuqiri will appear at Gearzone Macarthur at 11am on Saturday to meet supporters and be a part of the official opening. Th e fi rst 500 customers who spend $50 or more at Gearzone Macarthur will also receive a bonus Wests Tigers sample

bag. Limit is one per customer. Gearzone Macarthur is located on Level 1 near the NRMA. It is just a short walk from the outdoor entertainment and dining establishments. Get out there, meet the Tigers and show your support for the club you love. The NRL released details of round eight of the competition this week. Th e Tigers will play Parramatta at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday, April 29 at 3pm. It’s a Channel Nine free-to-air game. The Men of League Foundation have launched a new initiative which will allow rugby league clubs right across the game to show their support for Men of League during the 2012 Men of League Heritage Round. The Gold Coast Titans are leading the call for all rugby league players and referees to wear ‘Men of League Heritage Socks’ during Men of League Heritage Round. Titans half Scott Prince and his teammates will wear the socks in the distinctive gold and blue of the Men of League for their Men of League Heritage Round match against the Bulldogs at Skilled Park on Sunday, April 1. Prince is encouraging all junior and senior clubs and referees associations across the country to get behind the cause.

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