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The Weekly Times - 31st January, 2018


20 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 31 January, 2018 AUSTRALIA DAY 2018 POST AUSTRALIA DAY AT EASTWOOD HOTEL Ryde Community Forum under the chairmanship of Tony Tang hosted their annual Australia Day multicultural luncheon event this year at The Eastwood Hotel courtesy of licensee Greg Barclay. Guests included our Parliamentary members: Bennelong ederal MP John Alexander OAM, Ryde MP ictor Dominello, Epping MP Damien Tudehope and Parramatta MP Dr Geoff Lee. Also pictured above were Eastwood Chamber of Commerce President and former Ryde mayor Vic Tagg, Forum Vice President Dr Anthony Ching, Mark Yuan and his daughter who entertained with the violin, Ryde Mayor Clr Jerome Laxale, former mayor and now known as “the People’s Mayor” Clr Roy Maggio former Ryde Councillor Justin Li, TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen Jane Meney and former Ryde Alderman and TWT editor John F Booth AM. TWT on-the spot PHOTOS. Luncheon master of ceremonies was Rotary’s Narelle Barker pictured with special guest Uncle Greg, Roseanna Gallo OAM who sang the national anthem and entertained, former Eastwood Chamber of Commerce president Peter 007 Sullivan and wife, former Ryde councillor Terry Ryan, representatives of twelve multicultural communities and Ryde Councillors Sarkis Yedelian OAM, Jordan Lane, Trenton Brown, Penny Pedersen, Edwina Clifton and Bernard Purcell. TWT on-the-spot PHOTOS

SEE THE FULL STORIES ONLINE ON TWT 1 S WEBSITE Wednesday 31 January, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 21 -OCTOBER- >1u11 'tlultl Jlu'tlnl n l1111/11u '"'al '''"'"'/Ja/11•1 ' It is a big Local Government Election win for Labor and The Greens in the City Of Ryde and new Mayor Jerome Laxale and Deputy Mayor Christopher Gordon celebrated their win. Gladesville's Black Cat Ball is a huge succcess with the World League For The Protection Of Animals finding homes for all nine black cats who went to their Ball. Inside Sport: Ryde-Hunters Hill Hockey Club cap a stellar season with a swag of trophies presented to club stars at the Sydney Hockey Association Awards Night. }0111 Uu/tl . t11'tlt1/ \t/1111/11}.! Joni/ '''"'"'/u1/>•''' Nanako Reza of Hunters Hill High School wins First Prize in the Secondary Schools Section of Hunters Hill's Young In Art awards at the Hunters Hill Town Hall. City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale launches a city wide school safety scheme alongside students at West Ryde Public School, where unauthorised parking is a significant safety issue. Inside Sport: Cecillia Blarney is named Ryde­ Hunters Hill Hockey Club's Person Of The Year and receives her award from Ryde MP Victor Dominello. }tUll 1111/lf l1t•t11t/ \l/t111/llJ! ftJ1•t1/ \t'll"!Of'll/>1•11 Glamerous Jane Meney is crowded 2017 TWT Miss Eastwood Granny Smith Festival Queen at a gala presentation ceremony at Eastwood Shopping Centre. The Weekly Times commemorates the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a tribute to Passchendaele hero Private William Gibbs, the uncle of TWT Managing Editor John F Booth. Inside Sport: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club is thanked by the Balmain Tigers for the club's support and sponsorship of Balmain Junior Rugby League. Our own TWT Festival Queens are set to star in the Grand Parade at the Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood. The parade showcases all that we love about the City Of Ryde. Ryde MP Victor Dominello pledges $25 million for a new commuter carpark in Eastwood after local residents and businesses reject a proposal for a carpark under Eastwood Oval. Inside Sport: The NRL draw for 2018 is announced with the big news the Tigers will take on the Roosters in the opening round at Olympus Arena on March 10. -NOVEMBER- }OHi 1/11/11..IUtOtf U,,1111'1,f..: ftJtllf \.t.•tt ... f'tl/Jt"l f "I'm as Aussie as a meat pie" - declares Bennelong MP John Alexander who is named in the dual citizenship scandal. Mr Alexander's father had migrated to Australia from England. This week's edition has a five page Remembrance Day Feature with a special focus on the Centenary of The Great War as well as the anniversaries of significant World War Two battles. Inside Sport Balmain Tigers of yesteryear are honoured at the World Of Tigers World Cup dinner as current team members star in Rugby League's World Cup series. Only days after declaring he is as "Aussie as a meat pie", Bennelong MP John Alexander resigns and declares there's a possibility he could be a British citizen. His resignation triggers a by-election in Bennelong. West Ryde resident Gary Moskovian is furious as he gets hit with a $183 fine and the loss of licence points for parking across a footpath in front of his own home. Inside Sport: Wests Tigers new coach Ivan Cleary unveils his new look Tiger team, ready for grand final glory in 2018. -DECEMBER- Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe makes a surprise guest debut at the Granny Smith Festival Grand Parade in a 1958 De Soto Firesweep Convertible. The City of Ryde's oldest surviving marketing icon - the deaf and blind boy - will leave the community after sitting outside the Ryde Lantern Op Shop in Church Street, Top Ryde for more than three decades. Inside Sport: Emerging Sydney Cricket Club spinner Ben Manenti turns in another golden performance with a huge wicket haul in the NSW Premier First Grade Cricket competition. Our tribute to the Gladesville Ravens Soccer Club continues this week as we join the Ravens at Stadium Australia as they celebrate the Socceroos 3-1 qualifying win against Honduras. Labor candidate for Bennelong, Kristina Kenneally launches her campaign alongside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale. Inside Sport: Ryde-Hunters Hill Hockey Panthers star Mikaela Patterson debuts for the Hockeyroos after a sensational season. International star Paris Hilton visits TWT Territory to promote her new perfume Paris Hilton's Rose Rush. Ryde MP Victor Dominello concedes a stuff up in the roll out of the Return And Earn Scheme, but champions the Scheme's aim to reduce pollution. Mr Dominello announces a new high school in North Ryde, one of many initiatives to provide services for Ryde's fast growing population. Inside Sport Futsal indoor soccer star Alanna Fisher and BMX bike racing champion Sam Thompson are our TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Stars of the month. Keep up to date with local news at TWT online The Battle of Bennelong hots up as The Weekly Times joins Liberal candidate John Alexander and Labor's Kristina Kenneally on the campaign trail with only ten days to go. Pundits call the result as too close to count. Paris Hilton signs a copy of The Weekly Times and tweets about the thrill of appearing in our last edition. Inside Sport: Tigers fans welcome home favourite son and superstar Benji Marshall, signed by supercoach Ivan Cleary. It is D-Day in Bennelong as the political candidates make their final appeals to voters. There is a huge Melbourne Cup field of candidates in this crucial by election. Santa Claus makes a splash on our front page as he delights a local family at Macquarie Shopping Centre before his sleigh takes off for North Ryde and Gladesville. Inside Sport: Ryde-Eastwood Hawks Combined Rugby League fields a Womens Open Age Team in the Sydney Metro Competition. Liberal John Alexander wins the Battle of Bennelong! Pundits had predicted a knife edged contest but the final tally result was nearly a ten per cent margin to Mr Alexander. In a shock move, The City Of Ryde's award winning • Chinese designed - Civic Centre plan is thrown on the scrapheap. Mayor Jerome Laxale declares that no Civic Centre in Ryde will have commercial high rise. Inside Sport: Tigers super coach Ivan Cleary gets into the Christmas spirit and spreads yuletide cheer with a sack full of top new towards ! www.weeklyt1"

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