The Humble History Of The Granny Square

Granny Square

BY ROSSLYN BIASI The story of the granny square goes back as early as the 1890s. People would save scraps of yarn, unravelled from old sweaters, socks or whatever they could get. Nothing was thrown away. As the piles became bigger, they would make small squares which were then joined together to make blankets. Poor […]

Local Business – Open For Essential Shopping

Local Business

Westleigh Village #supportlocalsmallbusiness Westleigh Village is a vibrant local shopping centre and Local Business located less than 5 minutes from Pennant Hills Road – take the Duffy Avenue exit and go straight ahead! It has been another challenging year for our retailers, yet we continue to be open for all shopping essentials. We are pleased […]

Shipping Container to Lebanon


By Tony Dagher The Lebanese people are in a critical situation at the moment. I have a team of helping hands from our local community members who support getting this mission off the ground. There are many problems in Lebanon, one of which is that they only have power for 2 hours a day. They […]

New Line Road – The Plan Without A Plan

New Line Road

BY LIVIO CICCHINI   State and Federal Members Matt Kean and Julian Leeser have asked the Dural community to have their say on what changes they want along New Line Road (NLR); feedback on congestion, safety, etc. The information provided would help them better understand the problems experienced by residents and commuters. In April 2019, […]

Hornsby Soroptimist’s

Hornsby Soroptimist

BY DEBBIE STEWART Hornsby Soroptimist’s support the Hornsby Kuring- Gai Women’s shelter which provides crisis accommodation for women without dependents who find themselves homeless. As we know, homelessness can happen to anyone. Women can find themselves in a domestic violence situation, suffer financial hardship, a relationship break down or many other contributing factors. The Soroptimists […]

Do you have a Spring in your step?

Spring activities

As working from home seems set to continue for some time, making our free time and weekends enjoyable has become a real focus for us all. Now that Spring is here and the days are getting warmer, many are enjoying alfresco dining at home, where we feel safe and can move around freely. “Let’s make […]

Galston High School – Book Week is Here!

Galston High School

Galston High School celebrated one of the high points of its school calendar, Book Week, in Week 7 (Monday 23-Friday 27 August) from home this year, but that will not make it any less fun! As always, Galston High School celebrates a culture of literacy and life-long reading through various activities and competitions every day […]

Local Bowler Chris does an Olympic Marathon

Local Bowler Chris

Local lawn bowler, Chris Farmer, has been working at the Tokyo Olympics in the broadcast technical area. It was his 10th game and he has been anticipating the event in one of his favourite countries. While Covid has complicated things and the Japanese were somewhat divided before the games after the Opening Ceremony, they, like […]

Photo Tips For A Better Look On Photo, Video And Even Zoom


Do you take selfies or videos, or use Zoom for your business? Make sure you watch your angles! Here are a few tips to quickly improve your photos and videos! Left shot – shooting your camera from below is unflattering, particularly emphasised when you look up. You also see a lot of ceilings which looks […]

Property Values Up 18%


Sydney’s annual change in dwelling values rises a whopping 18.2% in the last twelve months(CoreLogic data). A far cry from the – 2.1% in price declines observed during the property market downturn of last year and the fear-mongering headlines of 10-20-30% price drops. This impressive result comes off the back of several factors, particularly a […]