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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Christmas spectacular THE Christmas celebrations continue in Strathfield with the council's annual Carols by Candlelight on Saturday at Strathfield Park from 6.30pm. The night will feature local performers, an appearance by Santa and a fireworks spectacular to end the evening. Spreading goodwill HABERFIELD Public School students are demonstrating the real meaning of Christmas by visiting elderly residents in local nursing homes. Led by music teachers Mike Jeffrey and David Collins-White, 50 students from Years 3 to 6 will be singing and dancing at Woodfield Nursing Home in Haberfield and Pittwood Aged Care in Ashfield. ''Public Education is all about serving the whole community and this is one way we can serve,'' Mr Collins-White said. Ashfield carols night ASHFIELD Council's annual Carols by Candlelight will be held in Ashfield Park from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday. ''Community members just need to bring a rug and some Christmas cheer,'' Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy said. The 1st Haberfield Scouts will run a sausage sizzle and the State Emergency Services, Ashfield Police and Ashfield Fire Brigade will be there to provide information about their services. Ashfield Park is on the corner of Parramatta Rd and Orpington St. Phone 9716 1800 or visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au PLC celebrates birthday ONE of PLC Croydon's oldest living students returned to her alma mater recently to mark the school's 120th birthday. Doris Braund (formerly Goodman) who is 100, graduated from PLC in 1926 and went on to study physiotherapy at Sydney University. She later became the Chief of Physiotherapy at the Prince Henry Hospital of Sydney (known then as the Coast Hospital) and had to marry in secret to keep her job. PLC principal William McKeith presented Mrs Braund with a special memento to mark her visit and a copy of the photographic essay published by PLC to celebrate its anniversary. Tinned food appeal CANADA Bay residents are being asked to place tinned or packaged goods under one of the council's three ''giving trees'' located at the Drummoyne Civic Centre and Five Dock and Concord libraries. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said Christmas is the time to think about others, especially in today's economic climate. ''There are many people who need our help so please give generously this Christmas,'' he said. All food items will be donated to the Exodus Foundation. Academic achiever JAMAL Kayrouz has paved her way to a bright future after collecting the Sydney University High achievers award at only 16. The Santa Sabina, Strathfield, student will attend a ceremony with her family at the university in April to celebrate her award. Jamel was also awarded with a certificate for Academic Excellence for a total of eight subjects in Year 10. To top off her long list of awards, she was also one of four students to receive the Veritas (honesty and truthfulness) award in her form. Uni information evening AUSTRALIAN Catholic University (ACU National) will host its undergraduate change of preference information evening next Thursday from 2pm to 7pm at its Strathfield campus, 25A Barker Rd. A team of staff and students will be available discuss study options for 2009 and answer questions for prospective students and parents. Muscular dystrophy picnic THE Muscular dystrophy Christmas picnic is on this Sunday from 11am-3pm in Bicentennial Park, Homebush Bay. Bakers Delight at Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre will supply products for this year's event. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environmental Committee Social Committee Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) email@example.com w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2051990i iww wk24 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Council's Cooks River Restoration Project at Freshwater Park has again been recognised, after it won in its division in the Stormwater and Urban Water ways Award at the Excellence in Environment Awards. The award, which is presented by the Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA), is on top of the Biodiversity Conser vation Award Council won at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards in August. Additionally Council received a commendation in the Environmental Education Award category for its Go for Green! - Schools Environmental Education Gala Day. Council Awarded CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Saturday 13 December 6.30pm FREE Strathfield Park, Homebush Road What's On Strathfield Mayor Keith Kwon with Samantha Watkins, Tracy Chalk and Jeanie Muspratt of Council with the Stormwater and Urban Waterways Award and commendation in the Environmental Education category. Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message Along with all Australians, I am deeply saddened to hear about the events that have taken place in Mumbai, where terrorist attacks have claimed the lives of 183 people and injured about 300. These attacks hit close to home for several reasons, including our geographic proximity with India, the number of Australians caught up in the attacks, including two who unfortunately lost their lives, and our connection with the Indian nation through the Indian population in our Municipality. A condolence book is now available at Strathfield Library for residents to offer their thoughts and support and to demonstrate our solidarity with the victims and their families and friends. Council will host its annual Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 13 December at Strathfield Park from 6.30pm. The night will feature local performers, an appearance by Santa Claus and a fireworks spectacular to conclude the evening. Local volunteers from the Rotary Club of Strathfield will also be providing a sausage sizzle and glow sticks for purchase with proceeds going to Vision Australia's Children's Project. Carols By Candlelight Council has commenced distribution of its annual Community Report 2008 to residents and ratepayers outlining key information about Council's activities. A concise version of Council's Annual Report 2007/08, the Community Report 2008 features information about what Council has achieved during the reporting period in its core business areas, such as planning and development, waste management and building and infrastructure management. Council's financial details are also included in the report. Community Report In Your Letterbox Mayor Keith Kwon and Rev. Peter Rahme warmly welcomed The Right Rev. Dr. Sebastian Bakare Anglican Bishop of Harare Zimabawe to the Strathfield Municipality.
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