Chamber Message- COVID lockdown mode


By Mark Coupar, Membership Officer Chamber Message: As I write this article, we are in lockdown mode and coming to terms with the pressures, both internal and external, to manage our way through this challenging period. COVID doesn’t discriminate against who it affects, but we certainly can put simple strategies in place, like washing your […]

Probus Ponderings A Day At The Races


By Susan Wilson The cooler days of Winter have not deterred members of the Combined Probus Club of Cherrybrook from getting out and about. We began June with our regular meeting, a very social Happy Hour, a visit to the Wyong Races balanced with a walk the following day along the lovely Parramatta River and […]

Dedicated volunteers-Royal Recognition for Locals


By Bev Jordan Dedicated volunteers Jan Pike and Karen O’Neill from Riding for the Disabled at Box Hill (Gables) have both been awarded OAM’s in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Hills residents were among nine locals named on Sunday. Jan Pike from Winston Hills was nominated for services to people with a disability. She […]

Pride of Workmanship Awards

Pride of Workmanship

On Monday 21st June, the Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook celebrated the Pride of Workmanship Awards as part of their Vocational Service program under the leadership of Edwina Ruff. Many guests along with Assistant Governor Robert Erskine, Councillor Vince del Gallego with his wife Malena, Councillor Alan Haselden and guest speaker David […]

Winter Warmers -CWA NEWS

Winter Warmers

CWA Galston sewers and crafters work throughout the year, making everything from neonatal humidicrib blankets to joey pouches (for orphaned or abandoned marsupials) and anything in between, helping the community where it’s needed in small but meaningful ways. This year the Galston ladies have been sewing dog coats for the Rescue Resource Winter Warmers Appeal. […]

John Granville Howes 1948 – 2021

John Granville

On 3rd June the members of Dural and District Chamber of Commerce, Dural Country Club, Richmond Golf Club and the local business community lost a great friend in John Granville Howes. John paid just 10 pounds to come to Australia in 1966 from Hertfordshire in the UK, and was “rewarded” just two years later when […]

Platypus Habitat Research in the Hills


By Lachlan Turner Platypus DNA has been found in water samples taken from several locations in the Cattai Creek Catchment. Western Sydney University (WSU), researcher Dr. Michelle Ryan with a team of citizen scientists, including members of the Cattai Hills Environment Network (CHEN), made these astounding discoveries during June of 2020. Since that time there […]

Galston Girl Guides Visit Peak Pursuits, Castle Hill

Galston Girl Guides

Galston Girl Guides continue to have fun and stay active. At the end of term, we visited Peak Pursuits in Castle Hill. The girls enjoyed both the high ropes course and the vertical activities and challenges. They particularly enjoyed the spider web. We welcomed five new girls this term and they all made their promise […]

First Dural Scouts Group Annual Report Presentation

Dural Scouts Group

By Ian Mcarthur Our First Dural Scouts Group Annual Award Presentation on Saturday, June 19 was attended by more than 50 people. Our local Federal Member Julian Leeser handed out all of the awards, with Grey Wolf awards going to Christian Zapletal, Brigitte Zapletal, Elijah Dawson and James Waterson. Also present were the Hon Philip […]