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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 28th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 29, 2009 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au It's Chinese lunar fever Jessica, 8, works on Ashfield's float for the twilight parade in the city. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP237553 LUNAR New Year fever is grip- ping the Inner West this week. Ashfield Council held its cel- ebrations last Saturday and Homebush shopping centre came alive with lion dancers on Tuesday. Burwood Council is putting the finishing touches to this year's welcome celebrations for the Year of the Ox. The festivities begin at Burwood Park on Friday at 8.30pm with an open-air screening of the hit Disney movie Mulan. Full of daring action and hilari- ous characters, Mulan celebrates honour, courage and the import- ance of family. The celebrations will continue on Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm on Burwood Rd and at Burwood Park with performances by the Chinese Waist Drum Performers, the Yellow River Chorus Duet, the Lucy Ballet Dance School and solo artist Laraline Li. There will also be fashion par- ades featuring traditional collec- tions and themes from the Chinese zodiac and acrobatics, self-defence and kung fu demonstrations. On Sunday at 7.45pm a float made by Ashfield Youth Theatre will be the first to leave the corner of Park and George streets in the city centre in the Chinese New Year twilight parade. The float will honour Mei Quong Tart, a respected 19th-century business figure who lived in Ashfield. His great-grandson, Josh Quong Tart, who plays Miles Copeland in Home and Away has been invited to appear on the float. Volunteers wanted at Muslim trust THE State Government is looking for people to help manage the Muslim Cemetery at Rookwood for the next five years. A new Muslim Cemetery Trust is being appointed and Lands Minister Tony Kelly is calling for nominations. ''We want enthusiastic people who can bring a wide range of skills and experience to the trust, as well as close links to their community,'' he said. ''The role is voluntary but what you get back is the satisfaction of playing an important role in the community,'' Mr Kelly said. Auburn State Labor MP Barbara Perry said members from a range of backgrounds within Sydney's Muslim community should consider nominating. ''We are looking for members of the community who will help address the burial needs of the Muslim community now and well into the future,'' she said. ''Sustainable land management is critical to this goal and we want members willing and able to work with the Department of Lands, the other Rookwood trusts, as well as the broader community.'' For an application form phone Elizabeth Lobo on 8836 5330. Applications should be lodged with the regional manager, Sydney, Lands Department, PO Box 3935, Parramatta 2124 no later than Friday, February 13. IT'S THE SMART CHOICE FOR YOUR BUSINESS. $89 ($60 Phone Plan for 24 months1; and $29 Data Pack with 300MB included each month2.) The Palm® Treo Pro allows you to access your email, calendar, contacts and mobile internet on the go -- helping you stay in control of your business. Importantly, when you connect it to Telstra's Next GTM network, it works better in more places. Covering an area of over 2 million square kilometres, means it's four times as large as any of our competitors' 3G networks, and can reach 99% of Australia's population. How did I ever do business without it? FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THE DETAILS, WE'VE GOT THEM HERE: 1. Min cost on a $60 Telstra Business Phone Plan is $1440 plus usage. 2. Unused data expires monthly. Excludes some usage. Excess charges apply for usage above 300MB. TM Trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited. ABN 33 051 775 556. Palm and Treo are among the trade marks or registered trade marks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. BWMTBU0092/PALM/CCE/NST/MD VISIT YOUR TELSTRA SHOP OR DEALER | TELSTRA.COM/BUSINESS
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