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Go for Gold!

ASPIRING OLYMPIC GAMES gymnasts from Gladesville RSL Gymnastics Club strike a pose with Bennelong MP John Alexander on Monday. Mr Alexander was at the Gladesville training session to welcome the arrival of Olympic class gymnastics floor mats which were funded through the Bennelong Stronger Communities Program.  “This new Olympic standard floor is wonderful and as a result we have experienced a big boost in number of young people participating is in our gymnastics club,” Club President Robyn Churchill said.   “It is also perfect for identifying our next Olympic gymnastics gold medallist!” SEE MORE PAGE 3. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

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Conjuring Magic Show Hunters Hill Theatre Play Classic Three TWT readers can win Double Two TWT readers can win Double Passes to a performance of Hunters Hill Theatre’s new production Goodbye, Mrs Blore on Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24 in Hunters Hill Town Hall at 7.30pm. SEE PAGE 2.

Camerata Academica Concert

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Four TWT readers can win Double Passes to the next concert of Camerata Academica of the Antipodes on Sunday August 25 in St Alban’s Hall Epping at 3.30pm. SEE PAGE 8.

Passes to a Classic Conjuring Magic Show this Saturday August 17 at Sydney’s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel at 7pm. SEE PAGE 8.

3 Weeks in Spring Musical

Two TWT readers have won Double Passes to a performance of the World War 1 musical 3 Weeks In Spring showing at Sydney’s State Theatre until August 17. SEE PAGE 2.

Buon Ferragosto!

Buon Ferragosto! THIS SUNDAY SEE PAGE 18

INSIDE This Week: CATHIE’S COLUMN...............2 Letters to Editor......................4 Parramatta News & Views....9 Ryde City Council News........10,11 North Ryde RSL Club............14,15 Ferragosto Festival................18 Real Estate..............................19 HANDY PHONE GUIDE.........20-24 Classifieds & Trades..............25 Bowls, Sports results.............26-28


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Goodbye, Mrs Blore production in Hunters Hill Town Hall

Two TWT readers can win double passes to a performance of Hunters Hill Theatre’s new production Goodbye, Mrs Blore on Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24 in Hunters Hill Town Hall, 22 Alexandra Street, at 7.30pm. In 1964, a young doctor Julia Lewis following in her father’s footsteps as a GP and Kelly Blore, a suburban housewife who is committed to raising her family and who has her own unique view of the world, meet. What might be a usual Doctor patient relationship becomes an unusual and binding friendship. The play spans 27 years, starting unexpectedly in Julia’s office and concluding at what becomes their special place. Best characterised as an odd couple, there’s little hint of friendship in that first encounter but this changes as time goes on and the two form a close union that sees them share many of the key events in their lives. The play features Liz Lynch in the title role of Mrs Blore. Last seen in Hunters Hill Theatre’s production of Calendar Girls, Liz has also appeared in Cosi, Murdered To Death and Great Exp;ectations. Prue Foxe plays Dr Julia Lewis who was recently seen in Play On and Death on the Nile. The play is written by Australian author Robert Hewett who began his career in the theatre as an actor in Melbourne. Other plays include the multi award winning Gulls, The Adman, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Just One Last Dance and the cabaret Taught By Experts. Directed by Casey Moon-Wottan who has directed Hunters Hill Theatre productions of Its My Party and Proof, this play is guaranteed to make you laugh and shed a tear as you share this pair’s unique journey. Goodbye Mrs Blore is playing from August 23 to September 1. Tickets $28 - $30; discounts for seniors, students and groups of ten or more are available. Bookings can be made online at or alternatively phone bookings on 9879 7765.

North Ryde Rotary Dress Up Fun Run

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THIS year’s annual North Ryde Dress Up Fun Run is being held on Sunday August 25 in the Macquarie University Sport Fields.

The event is being held from9am to 1pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields on corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park. This yearwill again be a dress up (optional) walk or run with runners invited to dress as as their favourite hero, film star, comic book character or colourful team. A fun event - the mothers or fathers and babies pram push - is also on again this year. There are no winners and no prizes as the race is billed as a fun interlude to do something good for your health and give something to a worthy cause. Registration is now open at $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for the pram push. Open 2km Walk/Run starts at 10am followed by pram push at 10.15am and 5km Run/Walk at 10.45am. The North Ryde Fun Run is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups. Proceeds go to fund research into youth mental health and treatment programs, and to other worthy Rotary projects. This year there’ll be a $500 cash prize for the school or pre-school within the Ryde City Council area with the most entries in the Fun Run. Variety of stalls, sausage sizzle, cakes, raffle prizes and FREE goodie bags. Register and enquiries:

TO WIN go to our website - au - and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Hunters Hill Theatre, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday August 19 and winners published August 21.

Bush Music Club Dance Workshops

Bush Music Club present social Australian Dance Workshops each Monday in Pennant Hills Community Centre/Library Hall, corner Yarrara & Ramsay roads, Pennant Hills from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Prepare for upcoming local, regional dances and balls. First-time adult singles and couples are FREE, then $7 each with light beverages included. FREE parking at rear or opposite under shops. Enquiries website: or phone Wilma 0413 673 339.


9/11 A Day to Remember

Macquarie branch of National Seniors Australia meet on the third Wednesday each month at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club from 12 noon. Guest speaker at August 21 meet is Hans Kunnen who’ll talk about “9/11 – A Day to Remember” - a devastating day and a very interesting subject. Macquarie Seniors offer the opportunity to over 50s of a place to meet and enjoy the company of people of a similar age group. Active walking group. New members always welcome. For more enquiries contact Carolyn 9874 7129 or 0409 719 813.

Stafford Spring to Summer Fashions

Stafford Fashions will welcome Spring to Summer with a show of fashions on Thursday August 29 in the Presbyterian

Church hall, corner Victoria & Pittwater roads, Gladesville. Morning tea served at 10am followed by the parade. Entry $8. Bookings/enquiries to Pauline Taylor 9807 5199.

South Coast Coach Trip

Ryde Lantern Club have organised a fun day trip to South Coast beaches from Sydney to Kiama on Friday August 30. Touring in a 61 seat luxury coach, enjoy mountains and beaches to Kiama Blow Hole with friendly people. Cost is $45 per head and includes morning tea, coffee and biscuits. Depart St Anne’s Church in Church Street Ryde at 8.30am. Lunch (at your own cost) at Shellharbour Workers Club ($20 per head) includes tea and coffee with reserved table seating (choice of hot meals and sweets). All welcome. Funds raised will be directed to The Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children at North Rocks. For bookings and further information contact Robert Anderson 0418 552 532 or 9670-2743.

North Ryde Triples Gala Day Bowls

North Ryde RSL Women’s Bowling Club will hold its 2019 Two Bowl Triples Gala Day Carnival on Thursday September 19. Two Bowl Triples with two rounds of 15 ends followed by lunch. Entry fee $75 per team with top prizes to be won. Entries close Tuesday September 10 or when filled ( no refunds after closing date ). Cheque should be made out to North Ryde RSL Community Club Ltd. Contact North Ryde RSL Womens Bowling Club secretary Elaine Marsden, PO Box 44, North Ryde 2113 or email: nryderslwbc@

New iPad classes

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 or bought a new computer and aren’t sure what you are doing? If this sounds like you then register for a new six-week course at Boronia Park Uniting Church, 93A Pittwater Road, Boronia Park commencing Wednesday August 21 from 10am to 11am.

Three Weeks In Spring Musical

A Taste of Italy presents a Porchetta Sunday on September 22 where you can experience the ambience and Italian hospitality at Pangallo Estate in the Hunter Valley. Enjoy long table lunch overlooking the olive grove and vineyards celebrating life and food, wine tastings and sample products such as olive oils, balsamic vinegar, marinated olives. All available for sale on the day as well as honey, Campisi salami and more. Morning tea served with traditional Italian biscuits and cakes. Porchetta (suckling pork) is deboned and seasoned with traditional Italian herbs and spices, originally from the Lazio region of Italy. It is slow cooked whole, over hot coals, ending with the perfect crackling. Cost $75 per head includes return bus fare, Italian morning tea, lunch salads, fruit and afternoon tea. Gather your friends/family and enjoy an Italian style big day out. Bus departs from Cox’s Road Mall, North Ryde. Limited seats, so book early. Contact Roseanna 0418 692 410 or Angelina 0438416379.

Cost $120 per person for six week course including weekly handouts and covers Getting Started, personalising your computer for your needs, working with files & fold-

ers, searching the internet efficiently, email basics, backups and more. To book a spot contact Christine David 0401 017 459 or email:

Your Chamber of Commerce Meets WEST RYDE: Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955. DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting September 4. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900. RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 0412 096 525 or Marcella Letteri 9952-8498.

EPPING: Chamber enquiries President Tony Hackett 98698900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888. EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meet September 9. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221. GLADESVILLE: Enquiries President Max McFarlane email: max.


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Two TWT readers have won double passes to a performance of the World War 1 musical “3 Weeks In Spring” featuring North Ryde actor Courtney Powell now showing at Sydney’s State Theatre until August 17. Winners are: Marjorie Costello, Denistone and Ted Darling of Rydalmere. Courtney plays the lead role of Hannah Monash in the show which is set during the first three weeks of the Gallipoli campaign in April 1915. The musical explores the themes of mateship, courage and sacrifice, unlikely heroes, love and loss, following the soldiers – and the loved ones they left behind.

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Future Olympians boost from John Alexander grant

JB’s World TOMORROW IS VP DAY commemorating the end of World War 2, 74 years ago on August 15, 1945. After all our big commemorations of the centenary of World War 1 known as The Great War to end all wars – the end of a conflict closer to home and Australia seems to have gone under the radar! Epping RSL Sub-branch held a Victory in the Pacific Sunday Service last Sunday in the Epping Club Ballroom and will hold a VP Day service tomorrow Thursday at 10.45am at Epping’s Boronia Park Cenotaph to which all are welcome, Lest We Forget. *** RYDE SECONDARY COLLEGE presents their NEON FEVER ‘rsc creative’ Arts Festival next Wednesday at the school off Forest Road and Malvina Street from 6.30pm. The concert opens the school’s Arts Festival

which is the college’s annual showcase of music, art, photography, dance and drama. Each year the college unearths an amazing pile of talent which is quite staggering and a credit to the college leadership of Principal Cassy Norris and a wonderfully talented team of teachers and assistants. JB looks forward to attending as always *** JB HAS been in the wars of late. In between sessions at the Skin Cancer Hospital Westmead (pictured), Eastwood x-ray centre, Shepherd Bay’s nuclear Molecular Imag-

ing Meadowbank to uncover a broken hip with trips in between to Dr Sean Parsonage dental surgery Top Ryde to repair a broken tooth, it’s been quite uneventful. The best part was the warning to keep away from pregnant women for 24 hours while I was radioactive! *** Ron Pickett turns 83 today and celebrates with daughters Kerry and Wendy. Jean Williamson celebrates in Scotland tomorrow while Bernadette Horrell better half of Allen parties Friday same

day as Jill McInerney and Dorothy Hutton. Kenny Lee celebrates Saturday along with Denise Hyman and Mette Brock celebrates in Denmark on Monday. Darcy and Anna Kenna party on Tuesday same day as Brian Hogan and Rhyll Dallas Gardner and Billy Maxwell McCarthy turns seventeen. Rev Greg Burke senior minister at St Anne’s church Ryde who was music master at the recent annual Ryde Prayer Breakfast in Ryde Civic Hall celebrates a milestone next Tuesday while Professor Roslyn Carol Lunsford turns 72 next Wednesday same day Duncan and Marli Taylor celebrate their golden wedding anniversary plus one and Chris Thomas faces 76 candles on his birthday cake. Happy daze all. *** BUMPER STICKER: What did we have before candles? ELECTRICITY! *** Keep Smiling! -JOHN F BOOTH

Dozens of aspiring local gymnastic stars have had their representative hopes boosted when Gladesville RSL Gymnastics Club installed a new mat this week. The new mat was funded through lobbying from Bennelong MP John Alexander OAM as part of the Bennelong Stronger Communities Program Round Five funding. It was installed this week and Club President Robyn Churchill described it as a launching pad for aspiring Olympians.  “This new Olympic standard floor is wonderful and as a result we have experienced a big boost in number of young people participating is in our gymnastics club, which is great for them as well as for our club’s future viability,” Club President Robyn Churchill said.  “It is also perfect for identifying our next Olympic gymnastics gold medallist!”  Mr Alexander said other clubs can benefit from the $22.65 million Stronger Communities Program Round Five which is open for applications. He said these groups need to submit expressions of interest before the September 6 deadline.  “These investments in vital local infrastructure for the people of Bennelong are the sort of projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social engagement, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future,” he said. Funding applicants need to obtain an Expression Of Interest form from Mr Alexander’s office.  Other local groups to receive funding include the Christian Community Aid Service, the Salvation Army, the Epping Boys High School P & C Association, the Denistone East Community Tennis Courts Committee, the St Vincent De Paul Society, Morling College and the Parramatta River Sailing Club Co-Op. 2019

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record entries

Record entries have been received for this year’s Northern Districts Local Business Awards when nominations closed last week. The mammoth task of counting the thousands of votes is now underway. Precedent Productions managing director and Awards founder Steve Loe said we have an enormous task ahead to tally the thousands of submissions received in coupons as well as the Awards website. We have been inundated with votes and and counting is now underway to determine the finalists in each category, he said. We hope to publish finalists in coming days.

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Calling for expressions of interest in Round 5 of the

STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME Does your community organisation have a project which could benefit from funding? Local Bennelong non-profit and community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to undertake small capital works through round 5 of the Morrison Government's Stronger Communities Programme. For more information on how to apply please contact my office. Expressions of Interest applications close 5pm, Friday, 6 September 2019.

JOHN ALEXANDER MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BENNELONG Authorised by John Alexander MP, Liberal Party of Australia, 32 Beecroft Road, Epping NSW 2121.

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Hunters Hill Guest Column

LETTERS to the Editor Best abortion solution is life Dear Sir, I am appalled by the stealth of the coalition of the fifteen NSW State MPs, who revealed on Sunday July 28 their intention to present and push through in record time, a radical and unacceptable bill, with the Orwellian title “Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019”. Why the hurry? If the content of a bill is excellent, surely it is reasonable to allow adequate time for genuine public consultation, discussion, debate, thrust and parry. Behind the cover of “health care” however are inclusions out of step with the sentiment of many in the community. Such inclusions being i) selective sex abortion ii) late term termination for a full term viable baby iii) abortion for financial hardship iv) no cooling off period. The abortion debate is an emotive one, but it has to be allowed to occur as the stakes are so high, in fact extreme. Abortion involves the cessation of a person’s life. We each get one Life. What is more valuable than Life? When an abortion takes place, a unique and precious Life is no more and will never return. If those in the abortion industry cared for mothers as much as they claim, genuine counselling that presents all the alternatives would be offered to the precious, often vulnerable, struggling, afraid women; these include the caring options of real help to keep their babies (which are available), or adoption (so the children can live). It’s time for all of us to face this difficult issue; extending our hearts and hands to mothers, fathers and babies in challenging situations. I pray to God that our elected NSW State MPs will refuse to legislate more death. The best solution is Life.


Lots of stairs to new civic hub Dear Sir, The latest image of the New Heart of Ryde is about five metre high external concrete walls and stairs, lots and lots of stairs for anyone wanting to go to the Community Centre lobby. I think I preferred the rooftop bar as the lead image). At twelve abreast those stairs can handle hundreds of people at any given moment and I wondered why. Then I realised that in an

emergency with hundreds fleeing in panic from the Heart of Ryde they would be trapped like rats by the external concrete walls (with even more barriers around the Centre). I n that panic situation prams, wheelchairs, and arthritic knees would be of no concern as the stairs provide the primary form of escape. Personally I prefer community centres without so many stairs and barriers, but this is to be a hugely expensive monument to the grandeur of Ryde Council.


Weakness in Steve Smith’s batting Dear Sir, Further to the two majestic centuries by Steve Smith in the First Test at Edgbaston, I heard a commentator say, the BBC have found a weakness in his batting Steve always gets out in the 140’s!


Pro abortion vote by local MPs Dear Sir, I wonder how many Ryde residents knew of Victor Dominello’s extreme proabortion stance when they voted for him at the last state election. Not only did he this past week vote to legalise abortion to birth here in NSW, he voted against an amendment that would render medical care to babies born alive after an unsuccessful procedure, instead allowing them to be left to die. Mr Dominello ironically used his conscience vote in parliament to deny doctors the right to conscientiously object to referring for an abortion, thus denying them one of the most basic tenets of our democracy: freedom of conscience.  Gladys Berejiklian and the Liberal Ministers who voted for this appalling legislation have shown their utter contempt for the people of this state by trying to ram through this bill with as little public consultation and scrutiny as possible, betraying the vast majority of their conservative base who find the extreme nature of this bill horrifying. We know from Queensland that in 2015 (note, before abortion was legalised there) that 27 babies were born alive after an abortion procedure and left to die. There are similar statistics in Victoria, and these are just what we know of. Conservative estimates are


TWT welcomes letters from our readers. Full name, address and telephone number MUST be supplied, even if not for publication. Send to: TWT PO Box 123, Ryde 1680 or email: contactus@weekly

that in NSW there are currently 35,000 abortions annually. Worse still, this legislation does nothing to protect women who are in situations of being coerced into abortion. Nor does it prevent the aborting a healthy baby for reason of sex-selection and an amendment that would prevent this was voted down. In fact, it will threaten with prosecution any doctor who will not refer a woman seeking an abortion for this reason. This is an extreme bill, introduced by a Greens MP and co-sponsored by our Health Minister Brad Hazzard, supported by Gladys Berejiklian and voted for by our own representative Victor Dominello. We need to understand that our freedoms that we treasure here in Australia are being eroded and sold out from under us by our very own Gov-

ernment representatives. This bill requires no hyperbole. It really is as bad as they get. People need to stand up now and be counted because soon it will be too late.


Proposed new Civic Hub looks good Dear Sir, The plans for the new Civic Hub at Top Ryde look inspiring.  A dedicated cultural and social hub available to all residents on our public land doesn’t seem too much to ask after a developer frenzy decade. I think the proposed Civic Hub area will draw a wealth of activity into the area and create opportunities and benefits that will last well into the future.  Thank you Ryde Council.


Ex local nurse submission to Upper House Abortion inquiry Dear Sir, Here is the basis of my submission forwarded to the Legislative Council Committee inquiry into the Abortion Bill with a few additional comments. I do not want my name published in respect for my family should you decide to print this. I was pleased to read our local member Anthony Roberts MP voted against the Bill in the Legislative Assembly. It is now up to the Legislative Council to decide the future of these late term babies. Will these perfectly formed babies with heartbeats be given a chance of life through adoption or be sentenced to death. I would like to encourage more people who share my concerns to write to the Legislative Council expressing their views. The time for responses should be extended beyond the current date of August 13. This is too rushed for such an important issue. My concern with the Abortion Bill is the late date for terminations and what happens to these babies who look perfect and have a beating heart.  I have nursing and law qualifications. I was adopted by


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wonderful parents when they were unable to have a baby after eight years of marriage. As an 18 years old nurse in General Training I was rostered to work in the operating theatre of a large public hospital. A mentally ill woman was having a late term abortion and having her tubes tied following multiple births. A ‘legal’ termination. I was the junior scrub nurse which required me to do non sterile duties. When the baby was delivered by Caesarean section it was given to me in a large stainless steel kidney tray. It was a perfectly formed little baby and I noticed a heart beat. I didn’t know what to do so I wrapped it in cotton wool to make it more comfortable in the cold tray.   When the procedure was completed I showed the baby to the sister in charge and asked her what to do stating I saw the heart beating. She took it from me and sent me back to complete my duties preparing the theatre for the next patient. When I returned to the scrub room I asked the wardsman what would happen to the baby. He said it would be thrown into the hospital incinerator. I was horrified and this has tormented me for years.  I consider there should be an inquiry in to what is done in Hospitals with late terms babies who look perfect and have a beating heart after delivery. Are they still thrown into hospital incinerators or are their lives ended in in some other way? Are they baptised before sending them to an incinerator or other form of ending their chance of life? I consider there are many people desperate to have a baby who would love the opportunity to give them a chance of life instead of the alternative of death. Will you please investigate the current situation with late term babies delivered with their hearts beating. If necessary delay this Bill or make amendments to address whether they will be given a chance to live and bring joy to those who are desperate for a baby of their own.


Giving a hand up and doing it for our farmers WITH THE drought not easing or any rainfall in sight, the farmers around the Tamworth region are doing it tough and have been for a while. I wanted to help and this came about seeing a group on Facebook “Doing it for our Farmers - giving a hand up”. They have been running a drop in/pantry centre where farmers can come in have a chat and take some goods that have been donated to the group FREE of charge easing the burden a little to these families. I decided to join this amazing charity group and then started communicating with SueEllen Wilkin who is the group’s Administrator. What an inspiration SueEllen is, she has proved to be a real driving force behind Doing It For Our Farmers. By connecting with Sue Ellen and co I was able to find out how I could help by working hard to collect donations of tinned food and other goods etc. All the volunteers are dedicated to raising awareness and supporting our local farmers. So I am off to Tamworth with some family members and a few friends on


Saturday August 24 to deliver donations that we have collected of nonperishable goods to the Pantry at Tamworth. * * * I HAVE spent the past few weeks reaching out to family, friends and local businesses to drum up some meaningful donations plus putting a post on Facebook asking for donations of nonperishable goods. Tinned food, pasta, rice, sauces, treats such as biscuits, lollies, bottles of juices, soft drink, cleaning materials, sanitary items, dry shampoo and desperately needed bottle water, hand wipes and hand gel sanitiser as water is so scarce. We also need donations of sunscreen, Bushman’s insect repellent, gluten free items, condensed milk, tinned fruit and last but not least cordial to mask the taste of bore water. There is still plenty of room left in the trailers and cars, so if you’d like to help by donating any of the above items, we and the farmers would greatly appreciate it. Drop off points are

at: Gladesville Animal Hospital 449 Victoria Road Gladesville or you can contact myself (Jeni) on 0400007450 or email me on dizzyzuber@ * * * DOING IT For Our Farmers Administrator Sue Ellen gave the following message: The group was created in May 2018 with the dream of helping farmers through a crippling drought. Little did we know just how big and how long the drought would last. By Christmas 2018 the drought appeal had reached maximum speed with donations coming in from everywhere with this we created food pantries and collected donations from across the country. The drought has wiped out stock, killed crops and driven people to the wall but we keep fighting. Doing It For Our Farmers will keep help farmers through pantry and vouchers for as long as we can. JENI ZUBER is a volunteer with Doing It For Our Farmers

Police warn of home security risk

SENIOR CONSTABLE Shane Carne from Gladesville Police (pictured) was part of a police team that letterbox dropped crime warning pamphlets across the Hunters Hill Municipality last week The police letterbox drop pamphlets urges residents in apartment blocks to lock up their garage security cages, in response to a recent spate of robberies. “Over the past few weeks there have been several break and enters across the Ryde Police Area Command, particularly in the Meadowbank and Epping areas,” Police said. “Thieves are targeting basement car parks and gaining access into garage and storage units. “Readers of The Weekly Times can play an important role in maintaining their apartment security

by always locking the car, including the boot and remove all valuables from sight.” Police also advise residents to ensure they have a secure lock. “Hardened steel locks are more expensive but generally thwart bolt cutters. “Take photographs of your bicycles to provide to police should it go missing and record the serial number of your bicycle and keep it in a safe place as well as consider using more than one security method when not using your bicycle.” Police further advise to mark all property and re-

cord any serial numbers as well as conceal property in a locked cupboard so it is not easily identifiable. “When exiting and entering the carpark, police encourage residents to wait on the driveway until the security gate has fully closed before driving away. “Residents should also ensure that their garages and storage units are locked, and they have no valuable items in view.” Police encourage the community to report all suspicious behaviour to police on 9879 9699 in Gladesville or on 98589299 in Eastwood.

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Discover springtime magic in Hunters Hill THE Discover Hunters Hill team invite visitors to experience the dazzling beauty of Spring in Sydney’s best know garden municipality. The Discover Hunters Hill website https:// has posted an exciting collection of Springtime events which reveal the hidden attractions of Hunters Hill as well as entertaining and informing visitors with tours and events. “Hunters Hill is Australia’s oldest garden

suburb and a place of national heritage significance,” the team at Discover Hunters Hill said. “It also has a fascinating history and a French heritage and when proclaimed a borough in 1861 it was already known as the French Village. “The many early stone houses and

buildings are still set in leafy gardens and streets and are close to enchanting bushland areas, including Kelly’s Bush and Boronia Park. “The municipality is renowned for its village atmosphere and the sense of belonging shared by the community.”” Discover Hunters Hill

This 1980 edition of The Weekly Times is part of the Hunters Hill Historical Society Collection. The newspaper is being held by Ian Adair from the local historical society alongside Judith Butt and Carolyn Percival who are pictured with other publications from the past. More rare documents can be viewed at the Hunters Hill Museum. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

Discover Hunters Hill team members Jenna Marrow, Phil Jenkyn OAM and Adele Westlake invite visitors to explore the garden municipality this Sring. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

is celebrating 15 years of ongoing discovery in the Hunters Hill Municipality and the team hope visitors will take part in a local activity. “Join is to discover history around our heritage and community. “We have a close working relationship with Hunters Hill Council and we provide free community announcements, an up-to-date What’s On for events and an activities calendar,” One of the highlights of discover-

ing Hunters Hill is a visit to the Hunters Hill Museum, which is open on weekday mornings and has an outstanding collection of historic artifacts, documents and art. It is located next to the howitzer cannon at the Hunters Hill Town Hall. Discover Hunters Hill is managed by a committee made up of business and community members who represent the five precincts of the Hunt-

ers Hill Municipality of Gladesville, Henley, Boronia Park, the Hunters Hill Overpass, Hunters Hill and Woolwich peninsula “As a non-profit community organisation, Discover Hunters Hill uses funds raised through memberships and advertising to maintain our business directory and build our online presence, subsidies local business promotions and broader marketing. “The many community groups, always welcoming to new

members, embrace diverse interests such as history, heritage, theatre, music, arts, sports, seniors, youth and the environment to name a few. “A wide variety of shops and businesses, including restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and specialty shops, can be found in the village areas of Hunter’s Hill, Woolwich and Boronia Park, or in the major shopping district at Gladesville. “Transport on the harbour by ferry is a real delight.”

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Experience the Passion Play 2020 with Alpine Europe SINCE 1634, the world’s most famous passion play has taken place every ten years in the village of Oberammergau and 2020 will mark its 42nd anniversary. Lydia Scuglia from Helloworld Travel Top Ryde City will be escorting a small group on a custom designed itinerary that takes in the famous Passion Play, as well as visiting some of the most scenic parts of Europe. Starting in Salzburg and travelling to Rome, this 19 day trip includes the famous Passion Play plus a range of other highlights including a journey on the famous Glacier Express, an excursion to the top of Mt Pilatus by funicular and cable car and a cruise on Lake Maggiore. With stays in the magnificent Italian

Alps and the Italian Lakes District, as well as a cooking demonstration in Orvieto and a visit to the Vatican Museums and Borghese Gardens in Rome, there’s sure to be something for everyone. “I’ve designed the itinerary to include some of my very favourite places, and together with the Passion Play, it promises to be a unique experience”, says Lydia. This custom trip departs on August 13. 2020. For information and bookings contact Helloworld Travel Top Ryde City on 9808 3019 or toprydecity@

The memorable moments of Glacier Bay remain with my travelling companions and myself as we watch the world go by whilst on this most unique experience cruising the inside passage of Alaska. To travel on a ‘bespoke’ tour with your own personal Tour Escort is personalised and stress free. Travel with an open mind and sense of adventure……and I will arrange the rest! With many places in the world to see, I can show you “May way” as your passport to the World! Email myself on and register to be on the mailing list for my newsletter ‘La Dolce Vita’ with all my upcoming personalised group tours.


ALPINE EUROPE AND ITALY with Oberammergau, The Passion Play 19 DAYS | 13th - 31st August 2020

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Ryde Secondary College to host three day creative arts festival! RYDE Secondary College will showcase a three day arts festival from next Wednesday. Titled the “RSC Creative”, the festival will be held in the college’s Multi Purpose Centre and will feature a concert from 6.30pm on Wednesday night. It will showcase music and dance ensembles as well as the Stage Four Massed

Choir and the Year 12 HSC soloists. “The three day art exhibition will open on Wednesday at 3.30pm and will display a diverse range of student artworks in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, installation, digital media, video and sculpture,” event organisers said. “The Year 12 Visual Art HSC “Bodies of Work” will

be showcased. “With this year’s theme of “Neon Fever” all festival events promise to deliver feverish entertainment.” Members of the public and broader college community are invited to this event where tickets will be available at the door for five dollars. The Multi Purpose Centre is located off Forrest Road.

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WIN! with TWT!

Classic Conjuring Magic Show

Three TWT readers have won double passes to a Classic Conjuring Magic Show this Saturday August 17 at Sydney’s Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, at 7pm. Winners are: Marie Casey, North Ryde; Brian Sullivan, Eastwood and Katarina Lovric of Ryde. Enjoy an evening you won’t forget at Sydney’s most exclusive close up magic show as Eppingbased master magician Dr Taliesin MMC transports you back to a time when magicians performed their illusions within touching distance of the audience (and even in the audience’s own hands!). Presented amidst the old-world elegance of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in the Sydney CBD, you’re sure to be amused, amazed

and mystified as coins appear, cards vanish and thoughts transfer from one person to another. Classic Conjuring performances are set to run monthly with each show uniquely tailored to the audience with sophisticated, timeless, and spell-binding magic suitable for all ages sure to leave audiences baffled, amused and amazed. An expert in coin magic and one of the elite few Australian magicians to have been made a Member of the Magic Circle (the most prestigious magician’s society in the world, with its home in London), Dr Taliesin is also

one of the only people in the world to have been awarded a PhD for his research on magic performance. With more than a decade of research behind his show, Classic Conjuring is the ideal way to mark a special occasion or simply to enjoy a night out with family and friends of all ages. Dr Taliesin is also known to Sydney audiences for his performances as a virtuoso violinist with Camerata Academica of the Antipodes. Tickets $98 single or $312 family / group of four.NeBookings essential 0459 577 110 or visit

Camerata Academica Concert

Four TWT readers can win double passes to the next concert of Camerata Academica of the Antipodes on Sunday August 25 in St Alban’s Hall, 3 Pembroke Street, Epping at 3.30pm. Dubbed “musically combustible” for their scholarship, talent and artistry, Camerata Academica of the Antipodes chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble returns to Epping with Baroque Delights: Handel, Vivaldi and more. Revel in the charm of Handel’s Alcina (selections), the sparkling brilliance of Vivaldi’s violin concertos and the beauty of Purcell’s and Telemann’s music for theatre, alongside works for voice and strings from the Baroque and beyond, in a program that spans four centuries of music.

Under the direction of Epping-based musicologist-performer Dr Imogen Coward, soloists include Christopher Porteous, Laura Chung (violins) and 19th century performance expert Dr Taliesin Coward (violin/voice). The program will also feature new music by local composer and pianist Dr Leon Coward, whose Chopin-esque style has received international recognition and recent work includes the score for the award-winning Canadian short-film 2BR02B: To Be or Naught To Be. Profits from this concert

support the Australian Children’s Music Foundation. Tickets $35 adults; $30 concession or $20 children. Book online at or phone 0459 577 110. Limited tickets available at door. TO WIN go to our website - - and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Camerata Academica, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday August 19 and winners published August 21.

Talent on show at Ryde Eisteddfod

LAST Saturday at West Ryde Community Centre four budding actors won prizes for their duo performances in costume at the 2019 Ryde Eisteddfod. The section - sponsored by Ryde MP Victor Dominello - was received warmly by an entertained audience. The smiles on their faces says it all. Pictured right are contestants Georgia Rosenthal (second prize), Aubrey Cook and Sepia McGovern (first prize) and Maya Harriman-Khan (second prize). BELOW: Songwriters of tomorrow were on show last Friday night in the Own Composition section with young composers turning in brilliant performances. Pictured standing l to r with volunteer Wendy Au are Vocals competitors Tegan Krempl, Jordyn Richards, Annabel Werner Ryan Whitfield and Rafael Partos; seated are scribe Helen Merrick, adjudicator Beth Daly and Amplified Vocals convenor Roseanna Gallo. Special thanks went to adjudicator Beth Daly who was superb, Helen Merrick the dedicated scribe and new volunteer Wendy Au who was sensational on the registration desk. A fun time was had by all. The catering from catering officer Dawn Nettheim was also appreciated.

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Parramatta News and Views

Parramatta reveals the past and the future at Sydney Science Festival

THE City of Parramatta’s Sydney Science Festival wraps up this weekend with great activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the past and visit the future. Events include robotics and exciting archaeologicalthemed activities which Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson said will dig into Parramatta’s past. “Our program has something for everyone, providing incredible opportunities to learn about and better understand Parramatta’s past, present and future with the help of leading scientists, archaeologists and members of the Darug community,” he said. “From behind-thescenes archaeological tours and interactive robot workshops to bush detective schools and explorations of ancient remedies, Parramatta’s rich natural and cultural history will be showcased and I invite everyone to share in the excitement of National Science Week by coming along to our fantastic and diverse events.” Lord Mayor Wilson said the events highlight the futuristic vision for Parramatta. “Parramatta is a constantly evolving Smart City that is using innovations in science and technology to shape its future,” he said. “This is the place to be for the 2019 Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week.” Visitors can join the archaeologists who excavated significant sites across the City for exclusive Science of Archaeology tours and discover ancient bush remedies at a Bush Medicine Workshop at beautiful Lake Parramatta. It also provides a rare opportunity to visit Aboriginal lands and former hospital sites on the Sawbones to Specialists walking tour to explore how scientific knowledge has changed medical practice in Parramatta. At Sydney Olympic Park, children can enjoy a range of free

activities at the Innovation Games at GIANTS Stadium, a partnership between the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and GWS Giants. “From interactive science shows and an augmented reality treasure hunt, to BMX demonstrations, wildlife displays and sport and fitness activities, Sydney Olympic Park is the place for kids of all ages to get inspired this Sunday August 18,” Sydney Olympic Park Authority Director of Place Management Susan Skuodas said. In Parramatta there are also exciting educational experiences for children including: uncovering animal clues at The Bush Detective School; developing bridge-building techniques at the Building Bridges workshop; and hands-on palaeontology at Digging Up Deep Time. The City’s libraries are part of Science Week where robots Pepper and Nao have been greeting visitors. Children can learn how to make rocket ship at Straw Rockets and Space Craft as well as explore simple and powered machines using LEGO at the STEM LEGO Club. The City of Parramatta has participated in the Sydney Science Festival for the past three years. Council’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism team has been partnering with Westmead Hospital, Urban Growth, Casey and Lowe Pty Ltd, Comber Consultants, and the Darug community to bring the 2019 Sydney Science Festival to life across the City. The annual statewide Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum in partnership with

Inspiring Australia. For more information, visit City of Parramatta’s Special Events and Science Week and Sydney Science Festival pages.


DA/436/2019 22 Chesterfield Road (Lot 1 DP 900373)

Development Applications on Public Exhibition

Applicant: Mr S Yoo

We invite public comment on the following development proposals before making a decision. The application and accompanying documents for each proposal (other than internal residential floor plans and some documents containing signatures or contact details of the applicant/ owner) may be inspected, at: • Council’s website; • Electronically at the Development Counter at Council’s Administration Building, 126 Church Street, Parramatta, during opening hours; • Hard copy documents may be viewed at City of Parramatta Library and the Branch Library located nearest to the development during opening hours. Submissions must be in writing and received by Council prior to 4.30pm on the closing day of the exhibition period. A submission by way of objection must set out the grounds of the objection. Please send your submissions to City of Parramatta Council, PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124. Any submission and respective reportable political donations made in regard to this Development Application may be publicly available at Council Offices subject to a request for access to information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA). The release of the submission received will include the name(s) and address details provided. You may request for your personal information to be suppressed by Council. Council will consider this request. An objection is an opportunity for public involvement in the decision making process and does not constitute a complaint. The exhibition period for the following applications is from Wednesday 14 August 2019 to Wednesday 4 September 2019.

Alterations and additions to the existing dwellinghouse including a rear 2-storey extension including lower ground storage areas and rear first-floor extension with raised deck. The property is located within the Epping/Eastwood Conservation Area.

Development Applications Determined Notice is given in accordance with Section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 of the determination of the following Development Consents and/or Complying Development Certificates. These consents/refusals are electronically available for public inspection without charge during ordinary office hours at the Development Unit Enquiry Counter on the ground floor of Council’s Offices at 126 Church Street, Parramatta between 8.30am and 5pm – Monday to Friday – public holidays excluded. APPROVED – CITY OF PARRAMATTA EPPING DA/216/2019 34 Norfolk Road (Lot 1 DP 201025) Construction of a single-storey detached secondary dwelling. Decision Date: 17 July 2019. DA/267/2019 43 Valley Road (Lot 3 DP 26933) Demolition of existing structures, removal of trees, construction of an attached 2-storey dual occupancy and Torrens title subdivision. Decision Date: 16 July 2019.



DA/443/2019 21 Boronia Avenue (Lot 11 DP 10098)


Applicant: Designcorp Architects Alterations and additions to the existing dwelling-house including construction of a carport to the eastern boundary, extension of the existing rear alfresco and replacement of retaining walls.

DA/242/2019 86 Eastwood Avenue (Lot 1 DP 128442) Alterations and additions to the existing dwelling including a rear addition and attached carport. Decision Date: 15 July 2019.

Lord Mayor, Cr Andrew Wilson | Acting Chief Executive Officer, Rik Hart To contact the Lord Mayor follow the link at 126 Church Street, Parramatta | PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124 P 02 9806 5050 E | @parracity, @discover_parra

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East Ryde residents call for crisis talks with Optus over mobile phone street safety

TERRIFIED East Ryde residents have called for urgent talks with Optus after they received letters last week about a proposal to erect mobile phone power poles in their street. Their call for urgent talks is backed by local councillor Penny Pedersen and they will seek the support of Bennelong MP John Alexander this week. The Optus letter gives them until the end of the month to put their concerns which has left them scrambling to alert as many other residents as possible before the deadline. They hope some neighbours may also have seen an Optus note taped to a pole on the corner of Twin Road and Cressey Road. “There was only this one note taped to the pole and we do not think the local school was notified, which is appalling because a lot of children go to schools here,” the Buriak family said. Nor was the City of Ryde Council, which only found out about it when residents contacted Councillor Pedersen with fears that the power pole transmissions may be dangerous. “I share the safety concerns of the residents and the other issue I have is that these telecommunication units are right next to Wollumatta Park, which a nature reserve and we have no idea how this will impact on the wildlife, particularly on the protected

bats who rely on their sonar,” she said. “There has also been a lack of community consultation and a significant number of Chinese speaking residents who live here may not aware of this, because the Optus letter was only in English.” A recent proposal for the mobile phone poles from the TPG company was withdrawn after “safety concerns” from residents. “Although we have no proof that this equipment is hazardous to these local families, the anxiety this issue is causing is very detrimental to their health,” Clr Pedersen said. Local protestor Chris Beer conceded that Optus would not put equipment in a residential street that fails to meet Australian safety standards. “Optus would have ensured that the proposed mobile base station complies with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency guidelines for public exposure before having proposed it for installation,” he said. “But these (standards) are inadequate to protect me from potentially harmful electromagnetic field radiation exposures. “The biological harm that this EMF radiation

poses to humans and animals is substantiated in more than 10,000 peer reviewed literatures. “More than 100 million people worldwide have been estimated to have developed electro-hypersensitivity as a result of cumulative EMF exposures from wireless devices which include those transmitted by mobile phone towers.” Skeptical of any scientific data offered by Optus, the residents would nonetheless welcome a medical opinion. “Doctors around the world are calling for the urgent halt to further wireless technology rollouts,” Mr Beer said. For some families, they simply do not trust the assurances of a multinational company and point to

Terrified residents. The Buriak and Krautz families of East Ryde are pictured on Twin Road next to a proposed Optus pole location, alongside Councillor Penny Pedersen, Chris Beer and Phillip Ward from the 1st East Ryde Scouts and the Ryde Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO fact that multinational tobacco companies once reassured smokers that there is no scientific proof that cigarettes are harmful. “We have a motion before council that expresses our concern

and we hope that John Alexander can also meet with Optus and support us,” Clr Pedersen said. Councillor Pedersen said she is disappointed the motion to hold urgent talks with Op-

tus was not passed at the last council meeting. “The Liberal councillors didn’t turn up to vote and so we did not have a quorum, which is a terrible outcome for the families who

brought their children along to listen to the debate. “With time for a meeting with Optus running out we hope John Alexander will see that this is a public safety issue and support us.”

New signs to check speed CITY of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale has urged motorists to obey speed limits and be aware of pedestrian safety.

The Mayor’s appeal was made in Buffalo Road, Ryde on Thursday where he launched one of several new signs that

make motorists aware of their speed. The sign is near Ryde Secondary College and was welcomed by School Principal Cassy Norris and Deputy Principal Stephen Plummer who are active campaigners for a safe school road precinct. “The speed check signs inform motorists the speed that they are travelling and notify them to slow down if they are over the speed limit,” Mayor Laxale said. “These traffic calming devices have proven to be highly effective at slowing motorists down particularly in school zones and neighbourhood streets.” Six speed check signs have been installed at Buffalo Road, near Malvina Street and near Providence Road as well as at Gardener Road in Ryde, Lancaster Road in Melrose Park and Terry Road in Ryde. Each location for the speed check signs were determined by speed counts, resident concerns and other data collected by the Citry of Ryde Council. ”Pedestrian safety in our neighbourhood streets is a priority for the City of Ryde and these new speed check signs will go a long way in reminding motorists to keep to the speed limit, particularly in areas where there is high pedes-

City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale launches the new speed sign in Buffalo Road, Ryde on Thursday alongside Ryde Secondary College School Principal Cassy Norris and Deputy Principal Stephen Plummer, who are active road safety campaigners. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO trian activity,” Mayor Laxale said. ”The speed check signs on Buffalo Road for instance were installed to slow traffic due to the large number of students crossing from Ryde Secondary College.” “Since 2014, Council and Ryde Secondary College have been trying to get approval from the State Government to extend a school zone into Buffalo Road.

“While this Councilinstalled speed check sign will help, again we see the State get in the way of common sense.” In addition to the speed check signs, four mobile speed check trailers are undergoing upgrades before being placed back in targeted locations in the community. The initial locations for the mobile speed check trailers will be

Kingsford Avenue in Eastwood, Norma Avenue in Eastwood, Ada Street in North Ryde and Short Street in Gladesville. The City of Ryde will also run the Slow Down In Our Street bin sticker campaign in these streets while the trailers are in place. The trailers will remain for a minimum of four weeks and then moved to a new location.

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Your City News DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS DETERMINED The following Development Applications and Complying Development Applications were determined in the period 29/07/2019 to 4/08/2019. The reasons for the decision can be viewed by accessing Council’s DA Tracker at: Central Ward Approved LDA2019/0022 119 Eastview Ave NORTH RYDE Demolition, new dual occupancy (attached). LDA2019/0215 (From left): Ryde Secondary College Deputy Principal Stephen Plummer, Ryde Secondary College Principal Cassy Norris and City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale at one of the new speed check signs on Buffalo Road.

Improving pedestrian safety

Mr Whitaker will detail the pivotal

The City of Ryde has recently installed new speed check signs to encourage motorists to slow down in school zones and our neighbourhood streets.

roles of key Australian weather

The speed check signs inform motorists the speed they are travelling and notify them to slow down if they are over the speed limit. Each location for the speed check signs were determined by speed counts, resident concerns and other traffic data collected by Council. In addition to the speed check signs, four mobile speed check trailers are undergoing upgrades before being placed back in targeted locations in the community and will be complimented by a new Slow Down In Our Street bin sticker campaign. It is all part of Council’s commitment to make pedestrian safety one of our priorities throughout all our neighbourhoods.

Weather talk at Gladesville Library As we enter bushfire season, the City of Ryde Library service will stage an informative talk with The Weather Channel Chief Meteorologist, Dick Whitaker.

101-107 Waterloo Rd MACQUARIE PARK Three lot Torrens Title subdivision to facilitate provision of road and road widening. East Ward Approved LDA2019/0061

disasters in developing our weather

22 Teemer St TENNYSON POINT New part 2 / part 3 storey dwelling and pool.

forecasting and warning systems


and shaping our emergency services networks and response strategies. The talk – part of the InFocus series – will take place from 10.30am on Tuesday 27 August at Gladesville Library. To register for this event visit

Consultation closes soon for ‘The New Heart of Ryde’ Don’t forget to have your say on ‘The New Heart of Ryde’ – Council’s vision for a new cultural and community hub at the Ryde Civic Centre site. For more information on the project, including concept images, news updates, answers to frequently asked questions and to have your say visit


8 Delmar Pde GLADESVILLE Alterations and additions to dwelling. LDA2019/0184 499 Victoria Rd RYDE Proposed signage. LDA2019/0186 1/190-192 Princes St PUTNEY New swimming pool within front setback area of villa 1.

Mayor Phone 9952 8222

8 Osgathorpe Rd GLADESVILLE Strata subdivision of existing dual occupancy (attached). LDA2019/0203 26 Osborne Ave PUTNEY New dual occupancy (attached). LDA2019/0220 12 John Miller St RYDE New swimming pool, associated decking and retaining wall. 400-426 Victoria Rd GLADESVILLE Section 4.55 application to modify a number of consent conditions and addition of a new condition. West Ward Approved LDA2018/0499




AUG 10.30 - 11.30am, Gladesville Library

Join Dick Whitaker, Chief Meteorologist of the Weather Channel, as he explores the pivotal roles of key Australian weather disasters in developing our weather forecasting and warning systems and shaping our emergency services networks and response strategies. In particular, he will focus on the Federation Drought (1895–1903) and the Black Friday Bushfires (1939) among other weather disasters.




6.30 - 7.30pm, Ryde Library AUG Join Grant Edwards in conversation as he discusses his incredible experiences and achievements, which include representing Australia at the Olympics, becoming Australia’s Strongest Man and serving as Australian Federal Police Commander. His memoir, ‘The Strong Man’, is a powerful and honest story of someone who overcame a tough start, battles with post-traumatic stress disorder and aims to make his life count by making a difference in society. Bookings essential for both events at

Come visit us at one of our roadshow locations where you can drop-in, provide your feedback on ‘The New Heart of Ryde’ and ask staff any questions you may have. To find out more about the Ryde Central redevelopment and for the complete list of dates of the community roadshow go to When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where: When: Time: Where:

Thursday 15 August 2019 6.00 - 8.00pm Macquarie Centre, Level 3, Near ALDI Friday 16 August 2019 10.30am Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time at Eastwood Library Satuday 17 August 2019 2.00 - 4.00pm Trim Place, Gladesville Monday 19 August 2019 7.00 - 9.00am Macquarie University Metro Station Monday 19 August 2019 3.00 - 5.00pm Macquarie University Metro Station Tuesday 20 August 2019 10.30am Rhyme Time at North Ryde Library Wednesday 21 August 2019 11.00am Bilingual StoryTime at West Ryde Library


MOD2019/0103 Clr Jerome Laxale


147 Balaclava Rd MARSFIELD Demolition, new two storey boarding house containing 10 rooms under the provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009. LDA2018/0505 12A Darvall Rd EASTWOOD New multi-dwelling housing development containing four dwellings and strata subdivision. LDA2019/0206

HAVE YOUR SAY Natural Areas Generic Plan of Management

The City of Ryde is home to unique natural areas that consist of bushland, escarpments, foreshores, watercourses and wetlands. We are currently developing a Generic Plan of Management for these natural areas. It will apply to all parks and reserves with natural areas that are not covered by an individual Plan of Management. The purpose of this Plan is to propose strategies to protect and guide the future management and maintenance of these natural areas across our City. We would like to hear how you currently use these natural areas, what you value most about them and how you would like to see them improved and managed now and into the future. Want to find out more? You can Have Your Say on the Natural Areas Generic Plan of Management online or face-to-face at one of the events below. Community Drop-in Sessions When Wednesday 4 September 2019 Time Anytime between 3.00 and 5.00pm Where Portius Park, end of Fox’s Road, East Ryde When Time Where

Saturday 7 September 2019 Anytime between 10.00am and 12noon Darvall Park, opposite 88 Chatham Road, Denistone

When Time Where

Saturday 7 September 2019 Anytime between 2.00 and 4.00pm Santa Rosa Park, 255 Quarry Road, Ryde

How do I make a submission?

45 Rowe St EASTWOOD Extension of trading hours for an approved café to 7.00am to 10.00pm Monday to Sunday.



Closing date for submissions is Sunday 29 September 2019.

118-122 Rowe St EASTWOOD Section 4.55 to modify signage, noise control measures, sound barrier for the outdoor dining area and extension of opening hours of outdoor dining terrace to 7.00am to midnight.


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For more information Visit NaturalAreas or if you are unable to fill in the survey online or don’t have internet access, please contact our Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Customer Service Centre: 1 Pope Street, Ryde Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 P: 9952 8222 E:

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Granny Smith Festival Committee meets at CWA

This year’s Granny Smith Festival Committee has been meeting since May in Eastwood’s CWA Rooms opposite Eastwood Oval panning for the Saturday October 19 event. Some of the members are pictured at last meeting with chairman De ‘ann Hespe, sixth from left, with two of the CWA volunteers who travel distances to welcome the committee and make morning tea of freshly baked scones with tea and coffee. The TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen Quest will be launched next week. Details in next week’s The Weekly Times. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

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More than one thousand local families have saved half a million dollars through the NSW Government’s Cost of Living campaign, according to statistics released by Ryde MP Victor Dominello this week.

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Mr Dominello said the Ryde NSW Service Centre (Macquarie Park) based campaign has the highest number of appointments in Sydney since September and is at the forefront of the campaign. “We know that cost of living is a big issue facing Ryde families, which is why we delivered this free, customer friendly service,” Mr Dominello said. “There are more than 70 rebates and incentives available across Government and we’ve transformed Service NSW

Ryde MP Victor Dominello is pictured with Harry Rimani from the standard setting Ryde Service NSW Centre in Macquarie Park. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO into a one-stop shop for household savings. “Booking an appointment at Ryde Service NSW Centre is simple and easy and the average saving so far is $550.” The top savings for Ryde include the National Parks Concession Pass , the En-

ergy Made Easy scheme, the Low Income Household Rebate, the pensioner concessions on vehicle registrations and the Active Kids Program. Further information is available at www.service. cost-living


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Caroline Chisholm Aged Care staff praised during the inaugural Tribute Day THE CARING STAFF at Lane Cove’s Caroline Chisholm Aged Care received a heart warming thank you when CEO Graeme Prior visited them last Wednesday. Mr Prior flew from Perth for Happy Aged Care Employee Day to personally thank every staff member, especially the “frontline” team of nurses and other carers who dedicate their lives to the care of frail and aged patients. He told The Week-

ly Times he hopes Wednesday’s inaugural Happy Aged Care Employee Day will become an annual event and an opportunity to express his gratitude and admiration. ”This is an important day in the aged care calendar and I would like to thank you all

from the bottom of my heart for the important work you do in our homes each and every day,” he told staff. “From personal carers to chefs, from DONS to nurses, dietitians to delivery drivers, hospitality teams to cleaners and occu-

The compassionate team Staff from Caroline Chisholm Aged Care Home and NSW State Office celebrate with CEO Graeme Prior.

CEO Graeme Prior with Caroline Chisholm Aged Care Home staff l to r Srijana Gurung, Lynne Power, Mon Tace, Leticia Nanok, Regina Addae and Nailnee Toomsangthong.

pational therapists to administration teams .. you are all part of the rich tapestry that helps make every house a home. “I ask you to please pause for a moment in your busy day today and think about how you affect other people’s lives because you make a difference. ”Your relationships with those you care for are vitally important and the kindness you show them on a daily basis is greatly appreciated by both the families and residents themselves.”

One of the touching moments of Aged Care Employee Day was a display of thank you cards that featured personal messages of thanks from the residents to their favourite staff members. “These are beautiful messages and I know they mean so much to our staff who serve in a rewarding, yet very challenging profession which often requires complete devotion to others,” Mr Prior added. ”Across the world, the value of a community is reflected in

how they care for their young, and their aged and frail. “In my eyes it is one of the most important jobs in the world… to care for our elderly with both dignity and respect.” Mr Prior travels the country to maintain a close and supportive relationship with all staff at Hall & Prior homes, which set standards of excellence in the aged care profession. “From humble beginnings at Hall & Prior we now have a workforce of 2,100 and own and oper-

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ate 25 homes across Western Australia and NSW and keeping those homes running smoothly is no mean feat. ”At Hall & Prior, we live by the mantra that we are ‘Compassionate People, Dedicated to Care’ and it is my opportunity and my privilege to sit back and reflect on this statement and think of how each and every one of our staff live this mantra every day. “Once again I thank our outstanding staff for their loyalty, commitment and tremendous work.”

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SILVER Logie winner and TV garden guru Costa Georgiadis officially launched the Eden Unearthed Exhibition recently at Macquarie Parks’ Eden Gardens. He is pictured with Exhibition winners Jan Cleveringa, Marta Ferracin and Leanne Thompson along with judges Trevor Weekes and Allan Giddy and owners Simon and Anna Ainsworth.

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3. Independence: A strong sense of self and an ability to think autonomously are both important factors. Children who learn to make decisions for themselves are more confident and less likely to fall victim to peer pressure. 4. Optimism: An optimistic child is one

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Happy and successful Epping Rotary Changeover SIXTY five people attended a very enjoyable and energetic Epping Rotary Changeover on Monday night at The Epping Club. Outgoing President Bruce Jacob said that most in attendance were in the luckiest top one per cent of the world’s population and that those in Rotary were even luckier as to be involved in such a great

organisation was a greatprivilege. Bruce outlined an enormously successful year highlighted by 20 per cent growth to 48 members, three outstanding global projects and over twenty local and community projects. He said it had been an honour to have such a wonderful and supportive Board, Club and community.

Bruce inducted incoming President Chris O’Brien, who is preparing for his second term as President. Chris inducted the incoming Board with the help of Past District Governor Susan Wakefield. Chris is a very committed and passionate Rotarian of over 20 years. In his address, Chris spoke of his strong

belief that Rotary and Epping Rotary were the best vehicles to help those less fortunate than ourselves and to also help develop future leaders. Chris outlined his vision to implement the Rotary International Theme for the year of “ Rotary Connects The World”. Connection with the local community will be the priority for Chris’s year.



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Ferragosto Festival comes alive this Sunday at Five Dock

Buon Ferragosto!

SYDNEY’S largest Italian street festival – Ferragosto – will be celebrated in Great North Road in Five Dock this Sunday August 18 from 10am until 4pm.

The Patronato ACLI offers assistance with: • Claims relating to pensions for the following countries: Australia, Italy, and all countries in agreement with Australia (including INPS pension verification, contribution verification, pension entitlement assessment, pension application, disability and survivor’s pensions, help with processing annual income reviews and life certificates) ;. Patronato ACLI provides the following services related to: • Tax activity – towards Italy for land registry verification; probate; tax returns; • Migration - assistance in immigration matters for temporary and permanent visas; • request for: Italian tax code, request for Italian birth and marriage certificates, Italian/English translations. Shop 1/110 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046 Tel: 02 9712 1894 Email: Opening hours: 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday

“With dozens of stalls, there will also be children’s activities, fun competitions, fashion shows, and dazzling displays of Italian vehicles including Mini Fiats, Ducati bikes, Alfa Romeos and more.” The FerraVarieta stage, located outside Club Five Dock RSL near the Queens Rd intersection, will showcase traditional Italian entertainers, including Italian choirs, traditional Italian dancers, and solo performers. The FerraGiovani stage, located opposite Rodd Road, will showcase the talent of children from across our City. “Tuck into some Italian snacks while watching classic Italian films at our outdoor cinema area. “The experience will include deck chairs, bean bags, tables and chairs on the grassed section of the St Alban’s church ground to create a family friendly picnic area.” The FerraCucina Kitchen Stage will be located in Fred Kelly Place and will feature local and celebrity chefs serving up their best Italian-inspired delights. Parents from an Italian speaking background can watch their children perform tradition dances at the FerraCo-

More than one hundred thousand people are expected to visit Ferragosto on Sunday.

Roaming street musicians bring a touch of Italian culture to Ferragosto.

munita stage. “Located on Ramsay Road, the FerraComunita stage will showcase dynamic performances from inner west dance groups and vocalists while FerraModa is the place to see all things re Italian fashion. “It will feature local fashion retailers and Italian masquerade masks and the parades run throughout the day with Italian tombola competitions held inbetween shows.”

The Weekly Times celebrity Maria Venuti AM is pictured at the Ferragosto Festival with Italian cultural dancers. The FerraComunita stage at this year’s festival is the place to be to watch the best of Italian cultural performances. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO. FE


Due to the size of the festival, local roads around the event will be closed “Great North Road will be closed between Queens Road and Lyons Road from 3am to 10pm and detours will be in place so the best way to get there is by public transport and buses in the area will be diverting around the closures. The Transport NSW website will feature current updates of closures on the day. For more information and a full program of events visit the Ferragosto website link at : www.canadabay.nsw.

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year attracting a bumper crowd of close to 110,000 visitors to Five Dock, a suburb with strong Italian links,” the Ferragosto events team said. “It will provide an opportunity to explore the best of Italian culture, entertainment and cooking with more than 300 retailers and food and merchandise stalls offering delicious street eats and handcrafted goods. “There will be spectacular dance and music performances across five stages, along with free amusement rides.


It is the 22nd annual Ferragosto festival which started out as a small event hosted by the Italian speaking community and has grown to become one of the world’s largest Italian themed festivals, attracting tens of thousands of local and international visitors. It is hosted by the City of Canada Bay which said it will be a family day that will showcase the on-going contribution from the Italian community. “Ferragosto is the City of Canada Bay’s largest annual event, last

Large selection of freshly roasted coffee and great gift ideas.

Order your Xmas Hampers & Panettone now! Ph: 9712-8141; 177 Great North Road, Five Dock 2046

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Top quality townhouse in prized community QUALITY properties always attract attention. 47 Mortimer Lewis Drive Huntleys Cove has attracted more than twenty groups at the first open house inspection. Peacefully set within Huntleys Cove - an award-winning resortstyle community - this stylish, abundantly spacious, low-maintenance townhouse opens directly onto Riverglade Reserve by Tarban Creek. One of the development’s finest, it enjoys use of exceptional recreational facilities in-

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BURRA BLINDS AND SHUTTERS  Cameron 0401 805 534 Plantation Shutters, Roller Blinds, Verticals and more. Free Quote. Call Cameron.


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bricklayers  Anton 0402 509 612

Bricklayer sandstone, paving and turf  Lic. 93129C QUALITY WORK GUARANTEED  Gary 0431 163


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BRICK & BLOCK LAYING  Steve 0409 124 751 Extensions, Front fences, garden walls etc. Lic. 55906c Plus heritage work. Call Steve.



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Brett 9684 6948 All building work including renovations, extensions, decks pergolas & carports, bathrooms.

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Luciano “Lu” 0418 647 641 YOUR LOCAL BUILDER with over 30 years exp. Specialising in bathrooms, alterations, Lic 247952c additions, decks & pergolas.

CARPENTER/BUILDER MJD CARPENTRY  Matthew 0414 418 248 For all carpentry, gyprocking, painting and maintenance works. ASH BUILDING & CARPENTRY PTY LTD

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James 0428 581 542 For construction of & repair of decks, pergolas, doors &  new building work call James Lic 179663c 

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Gerard 0408 447 882 All electrical repairs, Residential & commercial rewiring . Switchboard upgrades. All new work call Gerard Lic 82184c


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Gates, railings & retaining walls. F/Q and advise.



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0414 837 679  Phil 9715 1804 Clearing of blocked drains,   sewers / storm water Toilets,  basins,  baths,  shower,   laundry,  kitchens Jetblasting,electric eel,cctv camera,root treatment All work guaranteed. 25 yrs exp. 24/7 emergency. Same day service, reliable, professional, efficient. RYDE SEWERFIX

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DENISTONE ELECTRICAL SERVICES  Andrew/Electrician  0417 909 407 Power & Lighting. All electrical work, Upgrade switch board, Rewiring, Celing fan, Smoke alarm, Data telephone. CCTV. Alarm. Intercom Lic 201164C  GRANT HEDLEY ELECTRICAL SERVICE

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PRIMO  FENCING 0417 468 166 Specialist in treated pine & hardwood, A1 workmanship guaranteed

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8819 4980

Sam or Chad 0410 774 647 Restore overgrown gardens, Land & yard clearing, Trimming, Weeding, Lawnmowing, Turfing, Tree lopping, Stump Removal, Landscape, Plants, Gurney wash, Rubbish removal. Regular Maintenance, Pens Discount. Fully Insured, 7 Days, Best hourly rate. Free quotes. Call Sam or Chad

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GECKO PLANTSCAPE  Robbie 0412 131 362 Irrigation solutions for your garden during water restrictions. Horticultural advice, garden maintenance and green walls. Qualified Horticulturist fully insured. Call Now Robbie 0412 131 362


garage doors

SYDNEY WIDE GARAGE DOORS  Andy 0423 156 789 Installation, repair all type garage doors, garage motors ,sliding gates, swing gates garage remotes, spring, same day service, free quotes.

RYDE GARAGE DOORS 9809 1965 Installation, sales & service. B & D Dealer. Call for free quote.

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0423 755 077 9817 3416

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0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

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Martin 0412 010 212 Horizontal & Privacy Fences. Pool fences & gates. Timber & colourbond, fence repairs. call Martin 0412 010 212






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Nick 0408 688 949 Qualified horticulturalist Specialising in garden maintenance, garden make over’s and organic vegetable gardens. Fully insured. Call Nick.

9816 3055

Glass repairs Com. & Dom. • Shower screens, mirrors • All glass requirements • Free measure and quote. 278 Victoria Rd, Gladesville. GET GLAZING 0420 996 Fast glass replacement. Free measure & quote. Call Matt


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0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

Local, efficient, reliable, neat & tidy, insured, on time. Gutter mesh & guard (install/replace) Leakfinding, gutters, downpipes, valleys, flashing, install & repairs whirlybird, venting, raintanks, roof & skylight leaks.  Lic 143252c 25 yrs exp, Eftpos, C/Cards Accepted

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S.S. CARPENTRY & HANDYMAN SERVICES  Sam 0414 413 326 Specialising in all Building, Carpentry & Gyprocking work. Free Quotes & Pens. Disc. Ph. Sam Nicholas carpentry & Handyman services

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Good Experience. Includes doors, lock doors, frame, windows, ceilings, walls, Gyprock, tiles. Timberflooring fix or replace and painting. Call Kee 0435 617 567  Lic 296601c


 Gary 0481 555 659 Superior hedges, lawn handyman services. Call – Gary Bell Refs available


0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

Servicing / repairs / installs, Gas, Electric, Solar (all makes/models) Rinnai, Rheem, Bosch, Pyrox, Aquamax, Solahart, Thermann, Junkers, Bayard, Vulcan, Hocking, Everhot, Dux, Edwards, Beasley, Roomheaters Same day service, reliable, professional, efficient. All work guaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards,

Eftpos, 24/7 Emergencies.

Lic 143252c


9809 4230

0412 200 939

Installations, repairs & sales. Electric and gas Lic No L985. hot water heaters.


Est. since 1986.

9874 8620

Sales, service, installations on all brands. Est. since 1986  Lic 53936C

ironing services

IRONING 0411 155 774 Free pick up and delivery Twice daily. 6 days p/w Family owned. 24hr turn around



9809 3623

Kitchen & vanity tops 100’s of colours. Est 60yrs Gladesville.

KITCHENS (continued) Aryan Kitchen

0413 395 444




0421 656 420

(FULL PACKAGE KITCHEN FROM $4999). Include; Cabinetry, Oven, Cook top, Range hood, Sink, Mixer tap and Tiles from $4999. 256-258 Victoria Road, Gladesville


COMPLETE CUSTOM KITCHENS Glenn 0414 717 111 Highest quality custom kitchen renovations Complete job. All trades. Unbeatable prices. Builder 20 Years Experience. Free Quotes. Pens.Disc. 0414 717 111 Lic no 301036c



LAWNS, EDGES, HEDGES, cut & shaped, gardening, tree lopping, gutter cleaning, rubbish removal. All house & yard maintenance. Also Pressure Cleaning. All areas Free Quotes 0421 656 420


9809 0329

Repairs to most brands of lawnmowers, brushcutters, chainsaws. Chain sharpening. Guaranteed service. Factory trained & qualified technicians. Local pick up & delivery available (charges apply)

KITCHEN REPAIRS Angelo 0408 677 614 Hinges, Doors, Drawers, Shelves, Cabinets, Kick-boards etc. YOUR ONE STOP SECURITY SHOP No job too small. Free quotes 7 days. angeloskitchenrepairs@gmail.comLic no 139738C 9809 0294




0415 756 713

24hr Mobile Service & shop. Locks, Free Quotes, reliable service. Servicing Ryde & surrounding suburbs for over 25 yrs. Buffalo Locksmiths cnr Buffalo Road & Master Lic 408949295 Princes Street.

• 1/2 price this month • 20% Pens. Disc. Gardening, Landscaping • Turfing, Tree & Stump removal • Garden restoration, trimming & weeding • F/Q Fully Ins. Call Andrew



Relaxing full body massage. Swedish & remedial. Ayurvedic style. Home vis it. All Sydney areas.

0418 169 369

All types of landscaping & design. Sandstone wall / Timber Wall /Block & Retainer Walls Paving & all types of landscaping. 9891 6656 Lic 96884c

STRUCTURAL LANDSCAPING Carl 0414 724 557 All types of structural landscaping from Design to completion. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fully Insured. Phone Carl

SAMSON LANSCAPING 0432 474 950 & Property maintenance. Design, Construct, Maintain, Irrigation service ins. Free Quotation. Lic 208121c


9874 2605 

Paul 0407 207 672 Landscape design & construction. Member of Lic 77216c AILDM

LAWN MOWING JAYS MAINTENANCE PLUS Jason 0424 619 816 SERVING THE LOCAL AREA FOR OVER 10 YEARS. Lawn, gutters cleared. Fully Insured. Call Jason

NS LAWN CUTTING - Affordable

0412 448 623

Good Pensioner Discounts. Free Quotes. 10 Years experience. Satisfied customers. Insured.


0406 038 729

Authentic Thai Massage

9809 3990

Come meet our friendly new staff. 968 Victoria Rd, West Ryde (opening time Mon-Fri 10am-8pm) Ph. 9809 3990




0418 605 025

9929 4966


28 yrs exp. Pensioner Dis Free Quotes Member MPA Lic R96188

MICHAEL THE PAINTER  Michael 0412 444 838 • Professional and reliable • All types of painting • All areas • Reasonable rates • Best quality • Cheapest quotes • Pensioner Disc Call Michael. Lic 320177c


David 0450 726 188 * Reliable and professional * Guaranteed quality and price. * All types of painting * Fully Lic & Ins. * Free onsite quote. Lic No 310324c EDGE PAINTING

Sam 0433 742 162 * Master Painters Association Member. * Dulux accredited *Specialised in repairing & repainting. Interior/exterior * Pensioner Discount *Quality Guaranteed. 

Lic 267578c/MPA280514

Honest painting

0452 639 991

Over 20 years experience. Specializing in repairing cracks, peeling, mills removal. Interior&exterior, free quote. Fully insured. Seven years warranty. Eason 0452639991.  Lic 312751


1300 360 457

The Pest Detectives All termite & general pestcontrol, sub floor ventilation & bird control.PC Lic 3433

PEST CONTROL 9449 2948 HAVE YOUR HOME PEST FREE FROM $240.00 Cockroaches, Silverfish, Webbing Spiders 40+ YRS Exp.  Shore Pest Services



Cheapest price, best quality. We prove it. Fully guaranteed 20 years experience, free quotes  Lic 164240

Wedding, fashion, PR, etc. Viewing portfolio welcome. Regular TWT contributor.

0411 143 534


696 165

STOP – Don’t Paint Before You Call Us. Professional & reliable. Prices & quality guaranteed. Call the Team you trust!! Lic 152633c Call Jim PETER PAINTING

0423 808 115


0414 843 759


GYPROCK PLASTERING SERVICES Demitri 0404 770 412 All types of plastering * Reasonable rates. Call Demitri  Lic 288665c

8819 2795

20 yrs exp. Work guaranteed Pensioner Discount. Free Quotes Lic 157468c


0414 881 267

9878 1677

All work guaranteed, fully insured, free quotes. Lic 158883c PRO SHIELD PTY LTD


0405 567 891

Multi Award winner master painter Lic 287890c


944 025 THE MOWER SURGEON 0407 419 793 Genuine local painter, Fully 0412 Insured. All types 3 mth warranty on mower, chainsaw & line of painting, reliable, reasonable price. Free Lic 150743c Quotes -Pensioner Discount.  trimmer repairs & service.

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0414 808 809

9808 3020

Phillip Draper West Ryde

Lic 3906


0414 837 679

Phil 9715 1804

Guaranteed Same Day Service. Prompt, On time, Efficient, Reliable, Honest. Blocked drains cleared. Sewer-stormwater, burst pipes, leaking showers Taps/toilets, waterproofing, water filters, hot water heater maintenance accredited repairer/ installer. Servicing (all makes / models), gas leaks, installs Repairs, connections, appliance repairs,servicing Room-Central heating, fake log/coal fires, stoves BackflowPrevention, TMV’s, downpipes/gutters, cappings Flashings), lead, Roof repairs (metal/ asbestos/Tile / slate) Skylights, leaks / fixes. No job too big or small. All work guaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards, Eftpos, 24/7 emergencies.  Lic. 143252c

domestic plumbing 0416 274 249 leaky pipes & roofs, dripping taps, blocked drains, gas leaks or connections, running cisterns. I can fix it. C. Parker Plumbing 45 yrs in business. 24hrs 7 day emerg. calls. Master Plumber Gold Lic. L1376 

Need a Local Plumber Fast?

0413 402 599

For all your plumbing needs. Free Quotes. 24hr/7days. Emerg. serv. Lic 168655C Visa/Master/Eftpos.

9808 4220

• Plumbing, draining, roofing, gas fitting • Maintenance specialist • Jet blaster & CCTV • No job too small Lic 117469c TAP RESCUE

1300 827 000  We repair, supply, install direct to you TAPS, TOILETS, Hot Water Systems, Water Filters and more. NO CALL OUT FEE! 0414 333 461  Lic 40572c 

0488 801 042

• Taps, Hot water, Blocked Drains, Blocked pipes • 24/7 EMERGENCY Plumbers • On-time & Reliable • Plumbers you can trust • All works guaranteed • $0 CALL out • You approve the price before we start! $50 OFF when you mention this AD


9638 1398

0419 409 130

All general plumbing including gas. (24hr Emergency Service) No job too sml. Free quotes. STEMBRIDGE PLUMBING. Lic. 9880 Mastercard & Visa welcome.


0416 297 555

9809 7555

All suburbs • electric eel • leaking taps • hot water • water • roof guttering • gas fitting • leaking toilets • blocked drain • home renovations • real estate strata. • 7 days a week friendly sevice. Lic L 10575


0408 642 056


Glen 0418 268 040

Roof repairs. Metal, tile & leaking roof replacing valleys, F/Q, Lic R91302.


All roof restore & repair 30% off. Pressure Lic 133762c cleaning. F/Q

• All Areas • 24/7 • Free Quotes • Excavator for hire • Domestic/Commercial • Good Rates • All types of waste • Senior Disc. Call Glen.



asbestos, copper, Waterproofing , Lead, Flashings, cappings, ridgepointing, rebedding, Chimney’s, Stormwater Drains Cleared, relayed, Diverted, fixed. (Gutter’s/Downpipes) renewal, cleaning, whirlybirds. Same day service – reliable, professional, efficient. All work guaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards, Eftpos, 24/7 Emergencies. Lic 143252c

* Residence * Office * Factories * Household * Garden Waste * Large or Small * Deceased Estates * 7 Days * Sen. Disc 25 Years Exp. “We’ll Save You”. Call Gary.

9809 4230

0412 200 939

Sewer & Stormwater Speciali st • Blockages Cleared • CCTV & Pipe Location • Repairs & Replacement • Free Quotes Lic. L985 Over 50 year experience


0418 961 406

Est. Locally 1981

Lic 3792


Free Quotes, High Pressure Water Jetter Service. Lic 181690c Ryde 

0431 126 808

Local plumber based in Denistone.

Lic 299998c

0418 247 597

 * Maintenance * Repairs * Renovations * Pensioner Disc * Fully Insured  Lic.46242c


0414 849 366

Blocked Drains specialists. Plumbing, Drainers and Gasfitters. Senior discounts ph 9888 9940 Lic 123739c / 0414 849 366

Psychologists & Relationship Counsellors OPEN SKY PSYCHOLOGY

1300 739 531

• Anxiety, Depression, Complex problems • Addictions, Trauma, Parenting • Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families After Hours and Saturdays available. Bookings within a few days. 6 practitioners (incl. Workcover approved) Suite 9, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde


RYDE REPAIR CENTRE 0409 833 832 Repairs all fridges/seal washers, dryers, dishwashers. 7 days. 0409 833 832 9807 9828



0404 397 198

8677 4141

0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804 9809 2536 Leakfinding/Repairs(tiles,metal,slate)shingals/skylights,

0438 065 852 sam’s roofing P/L




9191 7353 9878 4483

The Punctual Plumbers - 

rubbish removals

• Local Business Award Winning Plumbers • $0 Call Out Fee* • Fast Emergency Service • Hot Water Repairs • Blocked Drains Cleared • Taps and Toilets • Noisy Pipes • Gas Fitting • Seniors Discounts

Fix That Plumbing

0412 200 939

Your Local Plumber for 50 Years. * Blocked drains cleared * Taps & toilets * Hot Water * Gasfitting 

0411 232 629


· Portable Gas Room Heaters Serviced · Carbon Monoxide Testing · Hot Water Heaters · Leak location & repair · New installations, replacement & additions · Bayonets & BBQ conversions. Lic. L985





Do you have no hot water? Is your drain blocked? Are your taps and toilets leaking? Do you want an extra gas point? For fast friendly service with a smile Call Jeremy on 9191 7353 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

9817 4777


4230 0412 200 939 9191 7353 Local Gas9809 Specialists

9809 4230

PLUMBERS (continued)


0403 903 022 0466 669 107

•3-12 tonnes truck, All areas reliable & Professional for $75 per hour.

Sam 0416 178 058 All metal roofing & guttering, no job too small Lic 215152c 33yrs exp. Ph Sam for quote.

Top ryde top roofing

0410 322 681

• High pressure cleaning • All roof repairs & painting F/Q. • Dulux Colour. • Pens Disc

9871 0313 Lic 136874c

roof painting AARON’S ROOFING

0410 322 681

9871 0313

High pressure cleaning. All roof repairs & colour 20% off. F/Q Pens Disc.


0418 605 025

9929 4966

Water blasting & re-spraying 28 yrs exp Pen Dis Free Quotes Member MPA PETER PAINTING

0423 808 115

8819 2795

High pressure clean & painting. Free quotes. 20% off quoted price. Work Guaranteed.  Lic 157468c

roof repairs

BOB THE ROOFER 0418 677 188 Leak Detection. All roof & gutter repairs guaranteed. 35yrs Exp. C/Cards OK. Lic 123259C

0416 295 790


0416 099 599

9613 7774

• All Types of Rubbish – Good Rates • Property Maintenance • Commercial / Domestic Same Day Service • All Areas 24/7 Free Quotes.

safety rails


Les 0439 967 102 Make your home safer by installing internal and external rails by experienced installer. Can supply and install large range of rail sizes, no long waiting lists. No job too small. Senior Discounts. NDIS Approved Provider. Ph Les


 9181 1168

0401 802 752

Sewing Machine Repairs all makes, service, incl. Jenome, Brother, Elna, Pfaff, Husquvarna. Ph 9181 1168 0401 802 752



0402 844 744 George 0415 224 460 2-3-4m. Fast reliable service, specialising in small drives. Call George

Solicitors rubbish removals & CONVEYANCING AUSSIE BATTLER.

0413 115 450

Brian 9858 2846 20yrs exp all areas, rubbish, gard’, pruning & odd jobs. F/Q, same day service 8 days/week. Brian NO TEXTING.

OSBORNE HOWELL 9807 3222 Over 50 years in RYDE. Shop 6, 43-49 Blaxland Road, Ryde (Entry via Argyle Ave) Wills, Estates, Probate, Conveyancing, Family Law, Commercial Leases, Sale of Business.

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9816 1122

Established 1983 Accredited Specialist: Family Law and Wills, Estate Law; Conveyancing, Enduring Power of Attorney. Home visits available. 243 Victoria Road, Gladesville

0409 833 832

Repairs all stoves & ovens, 7 days / fast service 0409 833 832 9807 9828


9808 6854

Suite 3, 75 Rydedale Rd, West Ryde, ats1@


Enquiries 0417 477 733

Leaders in Learn-to-Swim and Swim Coaching for 45 years at Ryde. Year round Tuition at all levels in warm (34c) state of the art indoor pools. • Learn to Swim. Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and elementary at 16 Cross Street Ryde. • Style Correction for school competition in graded classes at Ryde Aquatic Centre


• All Wall And Floor Tiling Interior & Exterior • Waterproofing Interior & Exterior • Kitchen & Laundry splash backs • Bathroom, Pools & Laundry Renovations • Leaking Shower Repairs • Stack Stone & Natural Stones • Professional Friendly Advice • Special Price For Pensioners • Free Measure & Detailed Quote • We Do It Right The First Time. Call Raymond 0407 442 288 Lic Number 202336c


9832 9837

0413 072 621


0414 616 366

able tree service 0415 756 713 1/2 price this month, 20% Pens. Disc. All aspects of tree and stump removal. Qualified Arborist F/Q Fully Ins. Call Andrew

S T J Group Tree Services

0412 114 146

0412 111 785

Fully Insured • Fully Qualified • Tree services - removal, clearing, lopping, stump grinding, hedging, pruning Free Quotes • call Steve



RYDE REPAIR CENTRE 0409 833 832 Repairs all washers, dryers, fridges/seal, dishwashers. 7 days. 0409 833 832 9807 9828



0414 843 759

NO STREAKS WINDOW CLEANING, Eugene 0415 258 454 Prompt, friendly, reliable service, F/Q, fully ins. Eugene

0401 914 269 9808 6773 Yr 4-12 Ext 1 & 2. Very experienced teacher & tutor. Call Jo-Anne

0412 566 100

9858 2874

8765 1733

Gentle pressure clean, wax finish, re-cond. of all makes, free wash with all full reps. Same day serv. Meas & quote on venet, vertical & Holland. Gladesville.

tree lopping Tree pruning and removal, stump grinding. Fully ins. Free Quotes. Qual Aborist. Family business.




0404 162 752



All ceramic tiles (wall & floor) etc. All water proofing. All areas.  Lic R78511


667 770

Set up of Plasma/LCD, Home theatre, DVD, Hi-Fi. Pens disc. Technician with 40yrs exp. Call Nick.



9807 2772

• Install, DVD, Setup box Foxtel/Optus • Get your DIGITAL Ready • All TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, Microwave, Vacuum, Antenna • Owner operated for 20 years

Greg 0411 055 Also soft house wash. Greg: H/ pressure cleaning. Sydney Water exempt.


OUTLOOK GLASS WINDOW CLEANING 9874 2815 David 0412 667 525 Pressure clean/softwash. Fully Qualified. Fully Insured 20 yrs exp. Call David

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TELEPHONE INSTALLATION Telephone & data cabling

0407 442 288

Small tiling jobs only Lab & Mats under Lic No. 68534C $1000 40 yr exp

swimming 9808 3199

Gaby 0404 032 426 Specilaising in bathroom renos & all types of Lic 251461c wall & floor tiling. Call Gaby

stove repairs


Innovative Tiling Floor & Wall Tiling

LEVY PARTNERS 9809 1533 Trusted since 1957 4a Church St, Ryde


tree lopping (continued) VENETIAN BLINDS




Quick, reliable, fully insured, free quote, pens. disc. Extra services incl. stump grinding, garden main, small concrete jobs, etc.

Trades & Services 9807 6666

rvices 9807 6666 roofing

glass services

rubbish removal



RUBBISH REMOVAL • FREE QUOTES • Trees Lopped • Yards Cleaned • Demolition Work • Stumps Removed • Factory & Office Stripouts


PH: 9550 2046 MOB: 0418 486 665


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Credit cards welcome



OUTDOOR EXTENSIONS DESIGNED FOR ALL SEASONS SPECIAL OFFER: FREE Stellar Black Deluxe Area Heater with every eligible* outdoor extension. *Offer ends 31st Aug, 2019. For full terms and conditions see online or visit our showroom.

aren Laing is presented with a framed women’s jersey by Rovers’ Life Member Karen Harrison.




2013 Soccer Registrations

CONTACT US: 1800 737 465

New Members Welcome!


New Players Welcome

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM: 19 / 10 Pioneer Ave, Thornleigh Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4pm; Sat: 9am - 3pm


ams in 2012 including 13 women’s teams!



EXPERIENCED combination of Ros Lightfoot, Judi Elliot and Pat Stewart (left) were crowned Denistone Womens Bowling Club Triples champions for 2019. Runners up were Anne McKean, Meredith Wood and Maria Segula.

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Business Opportunity WORK FROM HOME Earn An Executive Level Income Personal development company servicing customers around the world, seekng talented personnel. Full training. Not MLM. No stocking Products. FREE INFO:

Cars for Sale PROTON Persona 2010, 1 owner, auto 4cyl, done 25,500 klm as new $6,000.00, 4 month rego always garaged + extras Ph 9868 2939 MERCEDES Benz white 1992 180E sedan 190E 91A roof top , 3 mth rego, 260,000km auto, give an offer Ph 0416 181 235 JEEP Patriot Ltd 2008 model, auto 81,000 kms, full leather, 1 owner $8,500 Ph 9868 1454

For Sale ITALIAN Traditional dining table 2,000L ext. 2,600x1,100 width, with 6 chairs & 2 armchairs, as new 1 year old. French Display Cabinets with matching leather 2 armchairs Ivory colour. Ph 0412 133 742 CABINET Six piece glass line near new, selling very cheap 10c Ph 9888 9611 BAR Fridge Lemaire 81mmH, 52mmW, 49mmD, 115 Litres as new $150 can deliver Ph 0415 707 730 TV Tevion old style big back, set top box, DVD player & remote $80 can deliver Ph 0415 707 730 DRYER Simpson 5kg Easyway $70 can deliver Ph 0415 707 730 BABY Prams 2 to choose from $80 and up Steelcraft can deliver Ph 0415 707 730

FIRST Day cover John F Kennedy USA 1965 5pcs $30, other huge collection Ph 9808 3316 LOUNGE Set 3pce leather dark brown 3 seater, one pce 2 seater, recliner 2pcs, good cond $125 Ph 9808 3316 MAGAZINES 20 Country style, old china, Diane Freis designer frocks, before 4pm Ph 9816 2634 FITNESS Air walker not bulky, but great for weightloss or medical with monitor, as new $55 ono Ph 0425 370 022 LEAF Blower with vacuum bag for easy and fast job vgc powerful $35 ono Ph 0425 370 022 FURNITURE Small items quality chairs, bedside and coffee table, delux some is antique $15 to $65 or less Ph 0424 370 022 IRONING Board large as new $25, also near new Phillip iron deluxe $25 Ph 0425 370 022

GARDEN and Handyman tools, quality tool boxes sm and large $10 to $35, tools $3 to $7 only Ph 0425 370 022 CLOCKS for Wall some are rare retro $10 to $35 transistor Ph 0425 370 022 BOOKSHELF 3 Special items, sm-med and 1x210cm by 75cm quality wood $20, $35 and $50 Ph 0425 370 022 PICTURE Made Mother of Pearl as a Rose 65x65cm $35 Ph 0425 370 022 1 TABLE 3mx1.1m laminated top, hand carved legs $800.00 ono Ph 9876 8358 LOUNGES Two lightweight four seater matching set, green cloth good cond, bought new in Chicago $25 each Ph 9879 5072 0438 651 527 BOOKS French antique collectible, one large 1000 pages and one small, both $20 Ph 9888 5051

12-06-1939 – 07-08-2019

Mrsnik 16.05.1962 – 11.03.2018 robert Walter

Aged 80 years


Beloved husband of Maria, Father and Father in law to Nancy and John Eberhaut, Vince and Isabella Agostino . Loved Grandfather of Sean, Olivia, Claudia, Daniella and Frank.

Late of Putney

Will be sadly missed by all The family and friends of Frank are welcomed to attend his funeral Service at Saint Charles Catholic Church, Victoria Road Ryde on Friday 16th August at 10:30am


BAR Station gift set, Pocket 6oz flask, funnel, 2-shot glasses s/s leather trim, brand new great fathers day gift $19 Ph 0438 416 379 CANARIES Quality male and female birds from experienced breeder Ph 0412 544 519 CRYSTAL Bowl Soga Japan in box $7 new Ph 9888 5051 TROUT Fly’s assorted 60 cents each or 50 for 25 dollars, also saltwater fly’s $2-50 to 4 dollars each Ph 0409 669 818 GUITAR Amp 220 watt Sony for sale ok for performances cheap at $60 ono Ph 9888 3074

JIGSAW Puzzles v. good cond, 30 for $60, Aust. coin collections $1 & 50c, good for beginners all diff 2000 Olympic medals Ph 9878 2594

KAIN, Tanya Teresa

WHO Wants to be a Millionaire board game deluxe edition $10 Ph 9888 5051 BABY Cot white very good cond, come linen $50, highchair Ph 9807 2275

Late of Ryde

FRENCH Novels lot of 16 books, thrillers, drama $7 for lot Ph 9888 5051

Beloved husband of Gwendoline. Dearly loved father and and fatheradored in law Cherished wife of Bill of Peter and Elisa. Adored grandad mother of Ryan and Jordan of Alexander and Daniel. Tanya will be dearly missed Sadlybymissed all who by lovehis her.loving

Freebies VCR Video’s over fifty good selection Ph 9804 0512

family and friends.

Aged 55 Years

Share Accommodation

Aged 89 years. Family and friends of Tanya are Up the Tigers warmly invited to attend her

funeralMass service to be heldofinthe the Requiem for the Repose Soul Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park of Robert will be celebrated in St Charles Crematorium, Cnr of Plassey andSt Borromeo Catholic Church, cnr Charles Delhi RoadsRd, North on(August Monday and Victoria Ryde Ryde Tuesday 20, March 2018 appointed to 2019) to19, commence at 10.30am. commence at 2:00pm.

WEST RYDE - All utilities & Foxtell included. Close to transport, $220 p/w & two weeks bond required. Ph 0475 084 883

Wanted To Buy

BIETOLA Melina - Passed away August 6. Late of Ryde. Bright Attire would be appreciated On Conclusion the Cortege will leave BRADNEY Richard Brian “Dick” for the Field of Mars Cemetery. - Passed away August 9. Late of Cheltenham. Aged 82 years. TREVOR LEE & SON PTY LTD COLEMAN Edna (nee Smith) - Passed FUNERAL DIRECTORS AUSTRALIAN OWNED away August 6. Late of Dundas. Formerly of Young and Murringo. Aged All Suburbs 9746 2949 91 years. FDA of NSW SCHMID Kathleen Mary - Passed away August 9. Late of Concord. Aged NOW IN SIX LANGUAGES! 93 years. This couponAnn to be used onlyfor-those adverts listedbelow, $2.20 will guaranteenext STONE Caroline Passed away edition,FREE advertswill be publishedin orderof receipt.DEADLINEfor all adverts is August 6. Aged 71 years. 5pm Monday’s. No multiplebookingswill be acceptedon coupons.No Trading Corner Adverts accepted by phone,fax or email. DO NOT SEND IN POST .

BOX Trailer with black & white number plate Ph 0427 000 100 OLD Tools, DVD, cd, guitar, jewellery, old Lego’s, bric brac Ph 0431 296 741 STAMPS Australian pre decimal stamps wanted, Kangaroos, K G V, pre war covers, postcards, tags, cash paid on the spot Ph 0418 967 577 RECORDS From the 60’s to the 90’s. Please call 0412 423 538 DVD Cd, guitar, old tools, old Lego’s, jewellery, bric brac Ph 0431 296 741

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20 year old who drove through wall was “one very lucky person”: NSW Ambulance A WOMAN unsuccessfully attempted to leave Ryde Hospital last Friday night, taking the wrong exit and wedging her car in the adjacent ambulance station brick wall. The 20-year-old P-Plate driver was trapped in her vehicle for about 45 minutes before she was freed by conveniently-located NSW Ambulance paramedics and officers from Fire and Rescue NSW. “She’s one very lucky person,” a NSW Ambulance spokesman at the scene said. He said the woman sustained minor ankle injuries and was trans-

ported to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition. Police have been told that just before 8pm on Friday, a vehicle in the carpark of Ryde Hospital on Denistone Road, Denistone, lost control and crashed into the brick wall. No one else was injured, the ambulance station sustained minor structural damage and two ambulance

vehicles were left with minor damage as a result of the crash. Officers attached to Ryde Police Area Command attended the scene. They do not believe the woman had been speeding and are investigating the crash. Police are calling on any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

Woman snaps at police on bus in Hunters Hill

A WOMAN has been charged with assault after she tried to bite a police officer in Hunters Hill on Thursday.

The 41 year old Austral woman was arrested after she refused to get off a bus in Gladesville Road where she clinged onto a bus seat and resisted police attempts to remove her. It is alleged she was reported to police for stealing from a shopping centre in Macquarie park around 11pm before boarding the bus. She was charged with Assault Police and Resist Arrest and was refused bail to appear in Burwood Local Court. **** DRUGS and a knife were found on a 27 year old suspect in West Ryde

WORK WANTED Cleaning – Experienced * Reliable lady * Honest, Thorough, Punctual * Home/Office * Ironing * Good Refs * Free Quotes Susan 0421 180 466

on Friday. Police allege a search of the man found a bag of the deadly street drug “ice” as well as a pipe used to administer the drug. A 25 centimetre kitchen knife with electrical tape wrapped around the handle, a box cutter with three blades and a laser pointer was also found. He was arrested and taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with Possess Prohibited Drug and Possession of a Knife in a Public Place. A date for his trial in Burwood Local Court has not been set. The arrest was part of a police patrol the West Ryde Area that focussed on Adelaide Street and Grand Avenue.

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants

Gladesville Ryde Combined Pensioners meet on the third Wednesday each month at Gladesville RSL Club from 10am.

AGM will be held August 21. All pensioners and superannuants are invited to be in attendance. Enquiries Ron Gee 9809-3066.




A NSW Ambulance officer on the scene on Friday night with the car behind him wedged into the brick wall; and (inset) the other side of the wall

TILE Cutter $20 Isho brand, tungstom carbide wheel, cuts up to 300mm length, DTA tools Ph 9888 5051

MESSAGE Books Spirax 156 new, carbonles $3 each Ph 9888 5051


Agostino Frank

SOFABED 3 Seater as new $200 or near offer, Lumina 4 slice sandwich maker new $15 Ph 0458 975 520




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26 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Brush Park/Denistone Women

Tue Aug 6 Denistone Club Triples Final R Lightfoot J Elliot P Stewart d A McKeon M Wood M SigulaBrush Park Club Triples Rd 2:R Pacey M Forbes R Holman d H Davies F Laney F Langdon, C Whitelock S Hon (sub) J McCreadie d S Baillie (sub) P Nealon M DewhirstSocial Triples C Jackson E Tulloch P Lyons d J Brannagan N Waddell E Bell, C Heming J Higgins E Whatmore d C Heming J Roddy M DalSanto,L Rossi M Wilkin C Dixon d E Maher B McGrath A Ross, V Olde P McClean F Robinson draw C Smith S Dooley C Minogue MARIE DEWHIRST

Gladesville Women

Mon Jul 29 AGM The following Office Bearers were elected for 2019/2020 President Lyn Macdonald, Vice President, Jean Jones, Secretary Brenda Paterson, Treasurer Robyn Eagles, Delegate Elaine Meagher, Match and Selection Sue Hardacre, Kim Russell, Welfare Sue Hardacre, Publicity/Communications Jill Forster Tue Jul 30 Social Turn Around Triples E Craven K Ruser S Hardacre d J Bryant M Tenant R Eagles, K Dare K Russell E Meagher d R Ellis C Bambach L Macdonald Raffle R Turner Tue Aug 6 Social J Bryant K Russell d R Ellis R Eagles, K Dare K Ruser J Jones d E Craven M Tennant B Paterson, E Malcolm A Hyem L Macdonald d A Barton M Luckey E Meagher Triples C/ship will be begin Thu Aug 15 JILL FORSTER

North Ryde RSL Women

Thu Aug 6 Social R/k 9 A Broholm J Fahey P Ferris J Hope 20 C Moss C Briggs W Hyland A Alvar 17 Rd 1 Club Pairs R/k 11 B McClintock C Candrick 19 E

Marsden P Saunders 12 S Leabeater I Hitchens 26 S Fennell J Bax18 Win R/k11 B Mc Clintock C Candrick R/up R/k13 S Leabeater I Hitchens No J/Pot Thu Aug 8 R/k 4 J Bax P Saunders 19 J Hope I Hitchens 10 R/k 5 R Stephens A Richardson M Burkett 19 R Gaspari E Marsden P Stewart 11 Win R/k 4 J Bax P Saunders No J/Pot Tue Aug 13 Rd 2 Club Pairs Aug 16 High Tea at Parliament House Sep 19 Our Gala Day 2 bowl Triples love to see you there COLLEEN RENWICK

North EppingWomen

Tue Aug 6 Social S Archibald P Spaul L Pierens d S Archibald S Caswell R Knott 11/9 G Tucker R Delves H Fletcher d T Hilder P Lane E Stewart 21/7 J Palmer M Gardiner J Havron d L Walsh B Tromp J Thorp 22/5 V Riley J Grimes H Stibbs S Farrelly J Swan 16/12 Sat Pennants v CarlingfordR Delves J Havron J Swan M Gardiner won 26/10 Region Com winners and will play in State Ch/ships Nov 2&3rd at Belmont. New members always welcome, coaching available L Watford 9869 2304 SUE ARCHIBALD

North EppingMen

Wed Aug 7 ClubJ Taylor W Daley R Peterson d A Macleod R Stanton P Delves 22/19 C Sneddon S Palmer d A Robinson W Spaul 18/10 J Kaine R Monteoth d J Royer R Michie 23/18 Midweek Pennants: A Grade v Castle Hill R Kern R Matheson won 22/21 R Avis T Warner R Thorp lost 12/22 Points 1-3 Gde B v Denistone Sports S Mewburn M Havron lost 20/24 J Clough M Holier R Gallop won 27/20 Pts 3-1 Gde C2 v Merrylands J Fry K Douglass won 24/13 B Swan G Scott R Phillips won 118/16 Points 4-0 Gde

Bowling Round-up C3 v Brush Park L Byrne N Swancott lost 7/26 O Sherrard C Thurmer R Crowne lost 17/31 Points 0-4 Gde C4 v Toony White, T Holden R Vass won 19/18 C Watford B Godsell K Beacom lost13/28 Pts 1-3 Sat Aug 10 Club R Watkins G Scott d R Monteith M Hollier 23/14 O Sherrard J Fry d S Burge M Havron 23/18 R Kern C Sneddon R Crowne d A Robinson T Warner P Hinds 24/11 S Slocombe C Watford K Beacom d J McClintock B Swan R Peterson 16/16 on ends K Douglass P Dunleavy d W Daley P Delves 23/21 Maj Triples SFD Singleton R Gallop J Boulos d S Mewburn D Dyer S Garvey 22/20 KEN DOUGLASS

Lane Cove Bowls

Wed Consistency Singles R Balfas d O Hostrup 153/97 Handicap Pairs J Bowring S Creedy d D Erskine B Patterson 23/21A GordonG Moon d R AitkenM Knight 21/19 Social M Stacker/B Stacker S Smith S Bonthrone d M Collum S Smith L Sturman 20/10 H Fox R Moran B Piper d M Smith B Lloyd S Hobson 30/18 L Hattersley D Madson P Wade d L Kay G D’Souza J Lloyd 21/19 Sat Men’s Triples Final R Balfas J Bowring S Cole d D Erskine S Bonthrone P Wade 14/13 Social J Moran S Hobson d V Solway G Screen 27/15 K Mulhall J Carroll B Paxton d L Hattersley G D’Souza L Kay 21/8 M Smith M Terry R Moran d K Mulhall S Smith S Creedy 23/14 R Aitken B Piper dr O Hostrup J Lloyd 19/19

d P Smith J Elliott 33/12 P Dobie J Stanton d C Dale J Carrington 23/15 P Brown K Riley d A Reeks R Marrins 22/20 P Noone K Lake d M Tennant J MConnell 27/12 F Cornelius OI Purcell d B Jasprizza J Lowe 33/17 K Gleeson K Beattie d K Andrews R Rees 20/17 Sat Aug 10 Social G Butt A Heyes d J Elliott J McConnell 25/16 C Dale K Riley I Purcell d P Noone P Brown R Rees 28/14 K Beatty L Ager d P Dobie K Lake 21/18 Sat Aug 10 C/ ship Pairs Rd 1 P O’Sullivan P Joint d A Windle P Harris 30/15 JOCK CUNNINGHAM

Brush Park Men

Wed Aug 7 Social N Ward R French R Hoare d J Wedderburn B Lickiss A Burgoyne 22/14 B Logan B Goldsworthy d B Took D Livesey 26/5 N Laurence G Willis d T Siviour W Dewhirst 25/18 Thu Aug 8 Social I Kirkham G Wilson D Tyrrell d J Henry F Lacey P Roach 26/24 F Woodley T Chan B Goldsworthy d A Moore R Dickinson A Cukon 25/21 C Norgate J Forbes P Roy d R MacKenzie W Brigden R French 25/19 Aug 10 Memorial Day Mixed B Eden P Roach A Beloe d M Lyall M Woods T King 27/14 A Carter D Tyrrell d P Sellars R French 18/17 S Baillie D Baillie A Cukon d J Wedderburn W Brigden L Bell

26/13 I Kirkham P Dick P Roy d A Moore M Dewhirst W Dewhirst 20/17J Forbes M Forbes B Goldsworthy d J Lang B Wood G Willis 24/16 G Bale P Stewart N Elder d C Dickins T Chan T Siviour 21/18 R Milner B Logan R Hoare d G Strickland K Uren J Uren 24/15D Livesey A Ryce d F Lacey G McDonald 23/16 Mid Week 5-a-Side Pennant Rd 6 B Gde Pennant Hills d Brush Park 3.5/0.5 C Gde Brush Park d North Epping 4/0 GEOFF YOUNG

North Ryde RSL Men

Aug 7 mid week Pennants NR RSL d Burwood 41/38 (3.5/0.5 pts) P Collins A Wray 23/12 C Hinton G King A Benson 18/28 Wed Aug 7 Socials E Sinanain V Spano J French d A Hollard R Culotta S Layburn22/5 D Jessep B Cain J Glen d L Garland R Hochstetter N Ferris 22/16 C Costa W Coelho R Reading d JWellar B Gibson T Pisano 30/13 D Hope J Brennan M Richardson d D Hope W Wood J Grabiec 14/10 Aug 10 President’s Day (President even won the shot-gun bowl-off event) D Carr J Brennan P Dowling d R Dummett J Glen J Morris 15/12 B Arnold G King S Palmer dr A Perry W Coelho J Grabiec 13/13 C Osborne P Lavery K Ho d V Spano P Collins S Skinner 15/9 P McPhie N Ferris J French d C Costa S Harrison A Benson 17/12

J Ferguson A Moylan d A Wray M Richardson 17/16 R Hochstetter D Hope d B Gibson J Lundberg 16/15 PETER LAVERY

Denistone Men

Wed Aug 7 D Hammond R Ralston M Lyall d J O’Brien F Woodly S Walmsley 24/11 D Alice D Pocock I Christopherson d L Thomson B White G Hatch 25/15 C Kennedy D Hatfield C Welsby d C Kennedy D Lee J Fleming 18/15 B Williams T Gardiner d G Mitchell T Chan 16 all (ends) Fri Aug 9 Triples Tournament 78 players1st Gladsville L McDonald G Dricknell C Stanston 3wins/37cb 2nd Ryde RSL S Leadbeater I Hitchin S Stinner 3wins/37cb Sat Aug 10 Social D Pocock R Johnston d G Thomas D Moody 24/19 J O’Brien J Dalton D Linnert d G Mitchell D Douglas F McGarry 26/15 Qtr finals Mjr Triples J Mohan D Roughley K Miners d L Crow G Scott J Burrows 26/8 D Pope J Knight G Knight d P Brennan C Ryan J Walker 24/23 L Thomson C Piddick D Butt d T Gardiner J Rando G Harper 24/21 R Carabetta D Stewart G Gudmunson d G Hatch R Court S Hatch 27/14. JDM

Gladesville Men

Sat Social T Sindone F Alcuri V Moscato d T Vanderlaak A Mc Donald C Patterson 24/20 S Rotondo O Wong J Roberts W Cappilletto d S Rotondo P Coyle

A Crockart T Beno 16/14 Club Triples C Patterson C Bass T Beno d W Wise G Hazel R Brennan 23/21 Minor Singles J Cliff d G Merchant 31/25 Minor Singles G Merchant d J Lee 32/4 F Alcuri d P Musumeci 31/10 A Spillane d G Jones 32/28 P Coyle d A C 31/28 Mixed Pairs E Meagher J Roberts d R Ellis C Sandstrom 29/11 B Paterson W Wise d A Mc Donald L McDonald 29/12 J Russell K Russell d J Bryant P Coyle 26/11 J Jones F Alcuri d M Tennant A Crockart 20/19 If you want a game at Gladesville Sporties Bowling Club ph 98161773 Craig Sandstrom CRAIG SANDSTROM

Ryde X Phoenix Men

Wed Aug 7 Social G Landon A Locascio L Hansen dr A Rozsnyoi R Collyer G Carroll 19/19 C Peters Ester Lam B Iacono d J Rae V Ardino R Howell 21/16 L Hall L Hall A Marcellino d U Mere D Galati P Chatfield 22/17 Sat Aug 10 Social Averel Cusack V Ardino D Galati d U Mere P Cusack R Collyer 23/21 A Rozsnyoi A Marcellino d L Hall B Iacono 25/20 Club Minor Singles Final P Chatfield d E Coleman 31/12 L Hansen

Hunters Hill Women

Major Singles: A. Dale d B. Gibson L. Cook d K. Saggers; Social Triples: K. Stewart, P. Hirst, C. Campbell d K. Stewart, J. Beale, G. Guice. LYNETTE COOK


Putney Tennyson Men

Wed Aug 7 Social J Hanna A Long d K Wooden L Ager 39/13 P Joint P O’Sullivan

Fourth title for rookie bowler Scott

LANE Cove Bowling Club sensation Scott Bonthrone has continued his meteoric rise on the local lawn bowls circuit by capturing a fourth title. The talented rookie recently added the club’s Major Singles crown to his impressive list of triumphs in 2019 after toppling Club President John Lloyd 31-18 in an entertaining final. Bonthrone is pictured right with runner up Lloyd and umpire/Club Chairman Bevan Piper. The Major Singles win has capped an amazing year for rookie Scott, who has also collected the Zone 9 President Singles; Club Fours, Major Pairs and Minor Singles titles as well as finishing runner up in the Club Triples. Quite a feat for a first year bowler.

Region 16 title for champ Jeanette NORTH Epping Women’s Bowling Club Singles champion Jeanette Swan recently clinched the Region 16 title in the 2019 State singles. Hot shot Jeanette defeated Ros Lightfoot (Denistone) 25-14 and then mastered strong winds and a fast green at Greenlees Park to down Maelene Reynolds (Northmead) 2521 and advance to the NSW State Champion-

ship play-offs on September 6-7 in Tamworth. As well as her personal triumphs, Jeanette was a key member of the North Epping team that also included Judy Thorp, Bernadette Trompp and Vivienne Riley that finished runners up in the Womens District Senior Fours and also played with Vivienne in the District Senior Pairs team that also finished runners up.

ERNA Coaching Convenor Nerida Cracknell, Life Member Marilyn Latham and Sponsorship Coordinator Anne Doring OAM congratulate Coach of the Month Donna Moyes of Dundas United Netball team who is pictured with her daughter.

Donna Moyes ERNA Coach of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Donna Moyes from Dundas United Netball Club - a deserved recipient of Eastwood Ryde Netball Association’s Marilyn Latham Coach of the Month Award for July. The Senior Coach of the Month award not only comes with a trophy but also the use of a Ryde Motor Group loan car of her choice for an entire week. ERNA officials offer their sincere thanks to sponsors Ryde Subaru and Ryde Kia. The players from the

Dundas United team submitted an application because they were so appreciative of all that Donna has taught them and the way she has encouraged the players as a team unit. “Donna is a fabulous coach who puts the fun element into all of her training sessions.

She goes above and beyond to ensure her players develop a love of the game. She was successful in getting her team to play at half time in a Swifts game. Each and every player loved the experience. Donna also organised NSW Swifts star Maddie Proud to come to a

training session. Donna deserves the accolade of ERNA Coach of the Month” the team wrote. Daniel Choe, General Manager of Ryde Subaru & Ryde Kia, said: “Dundas United Netball Team think Donna is a great coach - and so do we. Congratulations Donna.”

Wednesday 14 August, 2019 THE WEEKLY TIMES 27

Hawks shape up for bumper finals series By CHRIS KARAS

RYDE EASTWOOD rugby league teams are gearing up for semi final action in the 2019 NSWRL Combined Sydney competitions. At the business end of the season, the high flying Hawks have zoomed into title calculations in the Under 18 Gold, Under 20 Gold and the Eastern Conference Open Age Women divisions. Ryde Eastwood U/18 Gold team have finished minor premiers despite suffering their only losses to date in the final two preliminary rounds to Clovelly Crocodiles and the Newtown Junior Jets. The Hawks - who were pipped 30-28 by the Jets - have topped the table on 28 points and meet second placed Berala Bears in a major semi final this Sunday at T.G Millner Field with the victors to advance to the Grand Final to be staged on either August 30/31 or September 1. St Johns Eagles square off with Newtown Junior Jets in the U/18 Gold elimination semi final. A revved up Newtown side upset the Hawks with a late try to snatch victory at Snape Park Maroubra last Sunday and secure a finals berth. Both teams were locked 10-all at the break before the Jets jumped to a 24-10 lead after the interval. The Ryde Eastwood cubs then lifted with converted tries by lock Jason Smyth, winger Villi Rauvouvou and prop Bray Guyan with Jesse Provan adding the extras. Leading 28-24 in the dying moments, the Hawks looked set to collect the points until conceding a late try. Powerful forward Guyan turned in a non stop performance for

the Hawks with support from prop Anthony Bayeh and Tigers’ S.G Ball half back Hayden Essery. MEANWHILE undefeated Ryde Eastwood feature in the Combined Sydney U/20 Gold finals after a 17-0 victory over Leichhardt Wanderers last weekend. The Hawks line up against Hills District

Bulls in an elimination semi final with minor premiers East Hills Bulldogs to square off with Asquith Magpies in the major semi final. Ryde Eastwood’s Open Age womens rugby league team have finished second on the table on 35 points behind minor premiers Redfern All Blacks (37) in the NSWRL Eastern Conference.

Eastwood Rugby ball boy and promising five eighth Will Brown with stalwart Barry Budd and Club President Brett Papworth.

Special 100 game milestone for Woodies ball boy Will, 14

MARSFIELD schoolboy Will Brown is relishing his role as ball boy for Eastwood Rugby Club’s grade teams.

Flying Ryde Eastwood winger Sam Kharwin is a trump card for the Hawks in the U/20 Gold finals series. Photo by Mari Khamis.


The 14 year old experienced a big thrill recently when he achieved his important 100 games milestone during the Woodies final home round clash against Southern Districts at T.G Millner Field. A highlight for Will -the son of Ryde City councillor Trenton Brown - was the special plaque he received on the day from former Wallaby centre and Eastwood Rugby Club President Brett Papworth in recognition of his tremendous feat. The presentation was also made in the presence of Barry Budd, who has organised the Eastwood District ball boys for more than 20 years, along with recruiting and organising ball kids for the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies. Will started volunteering with Eastwood Rugby Club in early


2016 and has supported the club at their home and away games over the last four years. An outstanding five eighth prospect, Will has caught the eye of keen judges after classy performances for Central Eastwood and the Woodies’ U/14 junior representative teams. The goal kicking fly half was named Epping Boys High School’s Junior Rugby Player of the Year last season and recently captained the U/14s to the Combined High Scbools Metro West Grand Final against Homebush Boys High. Young Will turned in a tireless display in Epping’s narrow loss at T.G Millner Field and proved a driving force in the team’s third placing in this year’s Waratah Schools Cup. He dreams of following in the footsteps of Club President






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Papworth, a former Epping Boys High product who went on to achieve greatness with the Woodies and Wallabies during an illustrious rugby career. To hone his goalkicking and ball skills, young Will spends time on the training paddock with his mentor - dynamic Eastwood first grade number 10 and 2017 Ken Catchpole Medal winner Tayler Adams. Tayler has passed on valuable tips to the youngster who is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the Eastwood Junior nursery. MEANWHILE Eastwood first grade rugby team advanced to the semi finals of the NSW Intrust Super Shute Shield competition after sinking Eastern Suburbs 24-21 in a qualifying final last Sunday at T.G Millner Field. The Woodies face

powerful Warringah in a Grand Final qualifier this Saturday at North Sydney Oval at 1.10pm in a curtain raiser to the other semi final clash between Sydney University and Northern Suburbs at 3.10pm. Eastwood fourth grade side edged out Manly 16-12 at T.G Millner Field last weekend to set up a Henderson Cup semi final showdown with Gordon this Sunday at Coogee Oval at 11.55am. There was no joy for the Woodies’ second and third grade teams however last Saturday as they bowed out of the Colin Caird Shield and Henderson Shield title race. Eastwood seconds suffered a 27-20 loss to Randwick while the thirds were defeated 41-12 by Warringah in their respective qualifying finals at Pittwater Rugby Park.


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Robbie will be back 28 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 14 August, 2019

for Grand Final! By the one eyed Tiger

Never fear dear Tiger fans – Robbie Farah will be back and he will star in Grand Final glory! You can’t keep a good Tiger down and Robbie comes from the best of the best when it comes to Tiger loyalty, commitment and courage and he will rise from the depths to greet his day of destiny.

Meantime Robbie will be wishing Jacob Liddle all the best to grasp his golden opportunity to star in tomorrow night’s important demolition of the Manly Silvertails north of the bridge in Slottoland. Then it’s out to Cameltown to scare the proverbial out of the Frights before a return to the SCG to kick the soulcase out of the Sinners before a grand return to Leichhardt

Oval HQ for a serve of battered gummy shark en route to the finals. The 22 year-old Jacob has just signed a new contract with the Tigers as the club’s hooker of the future, which now becomes the present, a few games earlier than expected. Jacob Liddle, pictured right, will do the Tigers and Robbie proud tomorrow night. See ya there.

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