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The Weekly Times - TWT - April 11th, 2018

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2 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 11 April, 2018 Shop 81, 1-55 West Pde, West Ryde (Next to Bus Exchange Taxi Stand, Entrance to Train Station) WEST RYDE DENTURE CLINIC FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE NEEDS ■ Free consultation ■ Full/partial dentures ■ Flexible/metal dentures ■ Implant retained dentures/overdentures ■ Repairs – while you wait ■ Same day relines ■ Impact® mouthguards WIN! with TWT! Ci n d er el l a’ s D an c e P ar ty S h o w Three TWT readers can win double passes to a Cinderella Dance Party Interactive Show by oungstars2.com on Monday April 2 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at .0pm. Following its international sellout The Wiard of O Interactive Show, oungstars2.com is proud to present a new interactive, fun retelling of Cinderella’s Dance Party these April school holidays. Cinderella’s timeless tale of how dreams can come true is now even better than you remembered it aed up with catchy songs, okes, audience participation, colourful costumes and magical effects. Here’s a chance not just to eperience the magic live, but to get involved in it as King Toodle Doo and the Fairy odmother lead everyone in their favourite dances, the Toodle Doola and Pumpkin Mash. There’s loads of dancing and singalong fun in this eciting stage show with the adorable Cinderella, her wicked Step Sisters, magical Fairy odmother, handsome Prince, Thelma the talking puppet teapot and of course the lovably silly Prime Minister Kaoo, in an actionpacked hour. Children are invited to come dressed as a fairy or prince and oin Cinderella and her friends as they sing and dance their way from the Step Mother’s dusty kitchen to Prince Charming’s lavish Ball, with lots of help from the Fairy odmother. Audience members are requested to bring along a toy or book for Cinderella’s Children’s Hospital Toy Appeal. Tickets $1 15. Bookings online at Eventbrite. com.au or at the club, phone 80 2. TO WIN go to our website weeklytimes.com.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 Cinderella Dance Party, PO Bo 12, Ryde 1680. Entries close am Monday April 16 and winners published April 18. The uernsey Literary Drama Ten TWT readers can win double passes to the high quality romance drama film The uernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society to be released in cinemas on April 1 courtesy of independent film distributors Studio Canal. London, 16 Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and freespirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Naioccupied uernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the uernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing famer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her aection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever. TO WIN go to our website weeklytimes.com.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 uernsey Literary, PO Bo 12, Ryde 1680. Entries close am Monday April 16 and winners published April 18. ■ Veterans affairs welcome ■ No referrals necessary ■ Emergencies home visits ■ Payment plan options available ■ On the spot health fund rebates 100% Australian Made 9807 1205 www.denturefactory.com.au Singers required for Mied Choir Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church is inviting all interested in singing to join its mixed choir. The Chapel is looking for singers with potential, not necessarily expecting them to be accomplished singers when they join. All that’s required is some previous music experience, enthusiasm and commitment. The choir forms an important part of life at the chapel and provides its singers with a chance to develop their voices and musical skills. As part of the choir, members will sing most Sundays at the 8:30am Service, and will also be able to perform on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter and at weddings. Singers receive FREE first rate musical and vocal training from an experienced, professional musician, learn to work together as a team and develop their sel-confidence in a disciplined environment. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. For further information contact Chris Czerwinski, Director of Music, who would be delighted to meet with any interested singers for an informal audition: choir@ macchap.com.au 0452 557 695; alternatively you can contact Bruce Goudge: bgoudge@optusnet.com. au 0412 579 160 or Rema Gnanadickam, Choir Committee representative: 0418 651 220. Accent Strings Lane Cove Music Concert Lane Cove Music present their next concert on Tuesday May 1 in Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church, 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove (behind ost ce at 8pm. Concert features Accent Strings with violinists Leo Kram and Jane Stanley, Daniel Williams viola and cellist Emily Palethorpe performing music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Massenet and Bizet among others. Cost $25 at door, children admitted FREE. Enquiries 9428 4287 or 9427 4651. Computer Tutors needed for seniors Computer Pals for Seniors at West Ryde need new tutors for its classes. They have an increasing waiting list of seniors, keen to learn all about the computer in the rooms of St Columbs church in West Ryde. They’d like to hear from anyone who has some knowledge about using computers, has a sense of humour, O p e n We e k e n d a t his to r ic E r y l d e n e ENJOY historic Eryldene House and Garden’s first Open Weekend of the year this Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 15 at 1 McIntosh Street ordon from 10am to pm. One hundred and four years ago in April 11, Mr and Mrs Waterhouse and their first son ordon moved into their newlycompleted house, Eryldene, in Sydney. So began a lifetime of creativity and scholarship which culminated in the work of art we know as Eryldene today a place recognised as one of the nation’s most important heritage properties. Stroll through the equisite garden rooms’ and take a guided tour of the Waterhouse home. The Waterhouses raised four sons and lived at Eryldene until the death of the Professor in 1. The house was designed by visionary architect William Hardy Wilson and Prof E. Waterhouse created the internationallyacclaimed camellia garden. Professor Waterhouse was also inuential in the worlds of art, design, architecture and linguistics and during his life, Eryldene became an inuential hub for the echange of ideas. The arden Cafe will be open for light refreshments. FREE entry for members of Eryldene Trust, NT and HHA; $12 non members; $10 concession; $5 children (615yrs); $0 family. Eryldene Sunday Afternoon Teas from 1pm cost $25 adults; $12 children (612yrs). Enquiries 8 221. and can spare an hour or so per week. Each class has a maximum of four students and run a variety of courses including Beginners, Beginners Refresh, Internet, Ipad- Iphone-Android, Photo Organisation and Windows 10. For more information, view new website: www.cpalswr. com.au If interested to volunteer as a tutor or to join the club, contact Margaret 9874 2645 or Warren 0417 221 603. Foundation Cup olf Day SIR Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation presents its 6th annual Foundation Cup Golf Day on Thursday May 24 at Concord Golf Club on Majors Bay Road Concord. Participate in the Harvey Norman Invitational golf tournament and enjoy a special day at one of Sydney’s most prestigous golf clubs whilst supporting an important and worthwhile cause.a Breakfast served at 7am beore player briefing and move to tees for shot gun start at 8.15am. Buffet lunch and drinks in clubhouse from 1.30pm. Cost $990 for teams of four includes breakfast, oncourse drinks, lunch and prizes while this year by popular demand CARTS will also be provided to all players and included as part of the standard registration fee. The Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation is a charity established in 1999 to assist people in urgent need of transport to meet their medical and health needs. For inquiries and registration details contact Vince Del Zio on 0411 644 530 or email: vdelzio@sirroden.org. au Ryde Family History roup Family History Group of Ryde District Historical Society meet this Saturday April 14 at Willandra, 770 Victoria Road, Ryde at 10am. Speaker is Jane Eales on “Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs.” Adopted, Jane talks about discovering that her birth mother was a British spy. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Christine 9809 7783. Sydney’s Underworld from 12010 Michael Duffy will talk about ‘Sydney’s Underworld 1920-1930’ when Macquarie branch of National Seniors Australia meet next Wednesday April 18 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 12 noon. The branch offers the opportunity to over-50s of a place to meet and enjoy thecompany of people of a similar age group. Social outings to interesting places and venues provide members with good company. An active walking group also offers interesting walks. New, and returning, members are welcome. Enquiries Carolyn 9874 7129 or 0409 719 813. Champagne High Tea at Carisbrook AS part of the Australian Heritage Festival, Lane Cove Historical Society is hosting a Champagne High Tea on Sunday April 29 at Carisbrook Historic House Lane Cove from 1pm to 4pm. This year’s High Tea at Carisbrook offers the traditional, delectable British Empire afternoon tea treats that have been enjoyed by generations - ever since Queen Victoria forgot about her waistline. There’s a complimentary Your Chamber of Commerce Meets EPPING: Chamber inquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876- 5888. EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meeting May 14. Inquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221. GLADESVILLE: Meet third Tuesday each month. Next meeting April 17. Inquiries secretary Maria Zappia o401 158 307 or email: maria.zappia@mortgagechoice.com.au WEST RYDE: Inquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955. DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting May 2. Inquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900. Best Easter Hats for Ivy and Marguerite LADY bowlers at North Ryde RSL shared some Easter joy during a fun Easter Hat and Bunny Bowls day recently which included Turn Around Triples in the morning. Pictured is Ivy Hitchens - one of the two Best Easter Hat winners along with Marguerite Burkett. Several other ladies also created weird and wonderful hats. President Anne Richardson thanked all those who came along and shared in a fun day. glass of champagne and live music too from the Jim Middleton/Bob Bellini Duo. Enjoy a wander down to the bay through the lovely gardens and take yourself back to the 1880s in the wonderful period rooms of the house itself. Cost is $25 per person all inclusive. Sit and relax while you take in the ambiance and enjoy the delightful music provided by Jim Middleton and Bob Bellini. Carisbrook Historic House is located at 334 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove with plenty of parking at the end of Waterview Drive. All proceeds will go towards the continuing maintenance of Carisbrook House, which is run solely by the volunteers of Lane Cove Historical Society. Bookings essential https://www.trybooking. com/357863. Inquiries 0418 276 365 or email carisbrookhouse@hotmail.com Friends Art roup demonstration Calling all Former Scouts & Guides Keep Alive the Spirit of Scouting & Guiding with the St George’s Guilds meeting at historic “Addington” 813 Victoria Road Ryde Sydney Guild meets Tuesdays: Inquiries Doris Carrall 0425 223 628 John F Booth AM 9807 6666 Visitors welcome but RSVP for seating & catering. SUNDAY APRIL 15 2pm - 4pm Special exhibitions of Scouting, Girl Guide and Guild memorabilia on display Open Days 3rd Sunday February-November Admission FREE - Afternoon Teas served Inquiries: Doris Carrall 0425 223 628 Lyn Donald 0402 256 920 Ron Paton 0418 408 323 St George’s Guilds in Australia Friends Art Group’s next Art Demonstration is this Friday April 11 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 10 Well known artist Yvonne Langshaw will paint a Mixed Media Landscape and talk about her painting. Visitors welcome - fee $5. The group meets every second Friday and has just under 50 members. If interested am. phone committee Rosemary member Keegan 9807 5382 or email: rkeegan175@ bigpond.com Chess roup for seniors Hunters Hill Seniors Chess Group caters for those who wish to participate in social Expertise isn’t required for these informal and social House, 102 Woolwich Road, Woolwich - adjacent to the Woolwich Pier Hotel from ing the chess group should contact Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services’ reception on 9817-0101 or email: chess on a regular basis. sessions. Group Wednesday Ironwood Company meets each afternoon Coffee at 2pm to 5pm. Anyone thinking of join- oce1hhrcs.org.au

H W W a Wednesday 11 April, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 3 $290 million for green open spaces Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Monday at Ryde’s Livvi’s Place playground that the State Government has committed $290 million to make NSW communities more liveable and green. She was accompanied by Lane Cove MP and Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts and Ryde MP and Finance Minister Victor Dominello, pictured left. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO. Anthony Roberts said that “through strategic planning and the purchasing of land we will be able to delver quality parks and playgrounds for kids to play or open space to walk the family dog. “We are a government that cares about the community and that’s why we want to ensure open space, parks, outdoor recreation areas and play spaces to be enjoyed by everybody equally”. Victor Dominello said “I have always been an advocate for enhancing our open spaces and I am pleased this announcement has been made today at Livvi’s Place here in Ryde, the second inclusive playground built by the Touched by Olivia Foundation”. Justine Perkins the mother of Olivia and wife of the Touched by Olivia Foundation founder John Perkins was present at the announcement along with the Foundation’s Rebecca Ho. JB’s World H R A D D - O p f 2 p w f $ 2 0 0 M C W B P G G G f f g B C C W w C a m e r o n J e s s e p w * * * IS TO IC “ ING TO N” en Day this Sunda y Ap ril 15 rom m to 4pm ill eature a cheq ue pr esentation of ,7 to the oocooboolah District Scouts amp ind eyer by rep resentatives of the ad en- ow ell Scout uild and St eorg e’ s uild or rep lacement rid es at the erow ra creek camp site. District ommissioner and amp ind eyer camp ard en ill accep t the cheq ue on behalf of the camp committee. A S P A TR O N of R y d e - H u n te r s H il l P a n the r s o c k e y C l u b I am unashameably d elig hted w ith the kookaburras’ w inning w ays at the C ommonw ealth G ames and hop ef ully taking out G old ag ain, p articularly w ith tw o of our local R yd e boys To m C r a ig and L ac hl a n S ha r p p laying starring roles. T he K o o k a b u r r a s are already on track for the finals on this Saturd ay having alread y sound ly beaten South Af rica and Scotland to be f ollow ed by C anad a and N ew Z ealand bef ore the semi finals on Friday. * * * S A D TO rep ort the p assing of D O R O TH Y K E N- NING of N orth R yd e last ed nesd ay and her f uneral yesterd ay T uesd ay Ap ril 10 . D o r o thy w as active in Guiding and GFS and a C hurch M issionary Society emp loyee f or 2 4 years and an Ang licare volunteer f or a similar time. Also the p assing of J E N- NY B u l l A R M S TR O NG orig inally of R yd e and lately of C alound ra Q ueensland . J e n n y w as the sister of M a u r e e n S im p s o n of Ep p ing w ho attend ed yesterd ay’ s f uneral service on the Sunshine C oast w here J enny’ s f avourite nep hew and J B ’ s G od son J o hn L S im p s o n sang her f avourite song “ Somew here O ver the R ainbow ” . R est in P eace g irls. * * * A NNE B R Y C E C E O of Achieve Australia Found ation head s T his W eek’ s B irthd ay H onours L ist celebrating tod ay same d ay as f ormer T op R yd e Shop p ing C entre manag er Na tha n V in c e n t f aces 4 4 cand les on his birthd ay cake tod ay. Thu r a i Thu r a is in g ha m p arties tomorrow same d ay as P e te r H a n s e n in Denmark and P a tr ic k a n d vonne ongfield celebrate 15 years w ed d ed bliss. A l a n J o n e s of rad io broad casting f ame and coach of the all conq uering allabies of yore and a stint w ith B almain T ig ers rug by leag ue as w ell as a f ormer champ ion tennis p layer and w ould be concert sing er ( ? ) celebrates three q uarters of a century on Friday and w e w ish you w ell AJ . And many more hang ing out the p ollies to d ry. C a th L y n c h is back min tow n and celebrates here birthday Friday also as does V ic to r Ta f f a w hile The l m a n d H a r o l d L a tha m of W est R yd e celebrate 5 5 years w ed d ed bliss and D e n n is a n d C a r o l L e a c h of R od en C utler L od g e G ord on celebrating 3 0 years. S u e S we e t B y r n e w ho as a five year-old was flower g irl at the w ed d ing at St P hillip ’ s church Eastw ood of her auntie M a r g a r e t B a r n ie r to J B ’ s tw in brother D r P e te r A r thu r B o o th celebrates Sund ay and hosts a surp rise birthd ay p arty f or her mum M a u r e e n B a r n ie r S we e t D e v e r e a u x the d ay bef ore at her P ymble home. A l f r e d J a m e s a n d L o - r e tta K a y M c D e r m o tt celebrate 5 8 years on M ond ay same d ay as V ic k ie B u r g e s s of Ep p ing and S te p he n a n d J o s e p hin e H a n to s . A n a s ta s s ia d aug hter of D r M ir ia m K a p e l a n d D r Stephen afiriou turns seventeen on T uesd ay w hile on W ed nesd ay R o n Ta f f a of T af f a’ s M itre 10 hard w are f ame W est R yd e celebrates a g old en 90 w ith better half M a r g a r e t and kid s A n tho - n y , J u l ia n n e and of f sp ring . B r ia n M c E r l a n e of W est R yd e turns 8 3 on W ed nesd ay celebrating w ith better half and keen g olf er S u e w hile M e r e te D a hl celebrates in f araw ay Denmark. H ap p y d aze all. * * * BUMPER STICKER: There’s a way of transferring funds that is DVA Convalescent Care 24-HOUR CARE AND SUPPORT by On Site Registered Nurses Email: Clermont@clermontagedcare.com.au even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage! * * * - K eep S m i l i n g ! - J O H N F B O O T H Victor Member For Ryde Dominello MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property A new primary school, a new high school and more public open space is coming to Ryde! Over the past three years I have been working hard to ensure that we get upgrades to existing school and new schools for our counit here in Rde Rde failies are set to benet from additional local school building projects being delivered through major upgrades to Kent Road, West Ryde and Denistone East primary school. Smalls Road Primary School is very close to the start of its construction and it will open its doors to students in 2020. The old Peter Board High School which was sold in 2006 will be bought back to build a new high school. Meadowbank Primary School will be relocated to a state of the art brand new primary school, just 10 minutes’ walk from its current location. It will be located at the northern end of Ryde TAFE. This site will also have a high school constructed on it and the TAFE will be upgraded to create a new Meadowbank Education Precinct. The Primary School in the new Meadowbank Education Precinct will have double the capacity and accommodate up to 1000 students. It will have the latest innovations in school architecture providing eible learning spaces specicall designed to cater for changes in teaching methods and technology. This investment in schools is unprecedented in our area and is part of the NSW government’s $4.2 billion investment in school infrastructure. Many of you have be asking, “what about the old Meadowbank School Site”. “What is happening to that land” you asked. I am pleased to announce that this land, the site of Meadowbank Primary School, Thistle Street Meadowbank will remain in public hands. On many occasions I have worked hard with our community to reduce overdevelopent ur counit ghts have won changes on The Allengrove Crescent Development, 11 storeys to 5, the Whiteside Street Development, 11 Storeys to 5, Blenheim Park Development, stopping this development entirely and ensuring the land be rezoned to expand the park and the Meadowbank Foreshore Development, reducing 23 storeys to 10. We have also saved the site at Smalls Road to ensure it stays as an educational facility and the new school on this site will be opened in 2020. ur counit has also coe together to ght against development and stand up for open space. Last Saturday the Save TG illner Capaign held their rst counit rall with over 150 residents in attendance. Many spoke passionately about keeping TG Millner as public open space, and the overwhelming community support for this movement was inspiring to see. Thank you to Tobias Lord for coordinating last weekend’s rally, and for his unfaltering community leadership and hard work throughout this campaign. In more good news, Councillors Trenton Brown and Jordan Lane announced that they submitted a Notice of Motion to Rde Council to bu back the TG illner elds to secure its use for public open space. I wish to personally thank Councillors Brown and Lane for their commitment to preserving this precious piece of open space, and I also wish to thank the Mayor for supporting this motion. I have written to the Ryde Councillors expressing my unswerving support for this proposal. This is truly a great outcome for our community, and it’s encouraging to see all levels of government come together to achieve a positive outcome. I will keep you updated as news of the proposal for Ryde Council to bu back the elds coe to light f ou wish to discuss this matter further with the movers of this motion, Councillors Brown and Lane, they are contactable via email and phone: Councillor Trenton Brown Email: tbrown@ryde.nsw.gov.au Phone: 0435 652 272 Councillor Jordan Lane Email: jlane@ryde.nsw.gov.au Phone: 0466 135 359 5-9 Devlin St Ryde NSW 2112 02 9808 3299 ryde@parliament.nsw.gov.au PO Box 736, Ryde 1680 VictorDominelloMP www.victordominello.com.au

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