Your Opportunity to Support Rotary

Rotary Club

BY CAROL RUSSELL Prior to COVID, the West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook Rotary Club generally generated $50,000 to $60,000 gross per annum through numerous fund-raising activities. Their major events were a Garage Sale (September), a Book Sale (March), a Trivia Night (August), plus some Bunning’s BBQs. All net funds raised are used in their charitable […]

Galston Girl Guides are Still Meeting Online

Galston Girl Guides

BY MARY FALVEY In Term 3, Galston Girl Guides continued to meet weekly. We met online and enjoyed a wide variety of activities, including baking, designing a picture out of healthy foods, making a gift for Dad for Father’s Day, a slumber movie night, tech night and even participated in an online escape room. This […]

Getting Azra Started on her Journey to Financial Freedom

azra amir

GARRY LOFFHAGEN, SENIOR PARTNER – WEALTH, FINDEX When Azra Amir first came to meet Findex 15 years ago, she had recently started a new job and had some excess cash flow. But like a lot of people who have established themselves in a career and are starting to earn some decent income, she didn’t really […]

Click & Collect is back at Castle Hill and Rouse Hill

Rouse Hill

We know you’ve been patiently waiting to borrow from the whole library collection again. Library staff have been busy working to make this process easy and Covid safe. 1. Request your items online via the library catalogue 2. Check your emails for notification that your items are available 3. Select a collection time via the […]

Buyers paying top dollar to secure acreage lifestyle

secure acreage lifestyle

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Big Dreams for a Little Dinosaur


BY TRINITY CHEESMAN (14) The four main players involved are Trinity Cheesman (myself), Daniel Nodder, Isaac Nodder and BJ (Benjamin) Kew. Dinosaur Daniel and I are friends from high school. Isaac is his younger brother, together we attend Cherrybrook Technology High School and are in year 8. BJ is a family friend. Daniel and I […]

103rd Birthday – Letty Bolton

Letty Bolton

BY SHERYL BRACKIN Letty Bolton was born on the 18th of September 1918 in Mandurama to Harold and Ruby Burke. She had one brother and two sisters. Marie, 94 and Letty, 103, are the surviving siblings. Letty Bolton attended Coccoar Catholic School, leaving at 13 with her Intermediate Certificate. She rode her horse to school […]

Soroptimist International of Hornsby


BY DEBBIE STEWART Soroptimist International of Hornsby has raised over $5,000 with all proceeds of our raffle going to the Women’s Shelter. A huge thank you to all who bought tickets. The Soroptimists International of Hornsby has been supporting the shelter since its official opening at the end of 2014. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s shelter provides […]

CWA News


Nora is 62 and has dodged homelessness by living with friends and family, including her children. She was a stay-at-home mum and has no super or savings. Her husband recently passed away. She has not been able to afford to pay rent since. In recent years, older women have caught the public’s attention as the […]

VALE Sidney Lionel Smith

Lionel Smith

It is with a heavy heart that today Kenthurst Brigade and the RFS mourn the loss of a true Australian Hero. Lionel Smith gave over 75 years of service to the RFS, from 1944 to 2021. Lionel was the first-ever RFS member to receive a ‘sixth’ bar to his National Medal for long service. Lionel […]