Apple Pie

2 oz. sugar, 4 oz. butter, 8 oz. self raising flour, 1 egg, 3 large apples. Beat the sugar, butter and egg together, then add the flour. The dough is very short. Divide into 2 parts, and, placing one half on a slightly buttered tart dish, press out into round shape with the hand. Take […]


Congratulations to Andrea Pateman (right) and Lucy Falvet (left) on receiving scholarships from Bendigo Bank to complete their Counselling Courses with Pathways Psychology Institute. Once they have completed their training they will be working in the Galston area to assist local residents.


4 local students have attended leadership courses sponsored by Bendigo Bank Galston. The leadership camps are run by Max Potential at Castle Hill and Magic Moments at Collaroy. Here are the successful students: MAX POTENTIAL: William Eisenhuth from Oakill College (pictured with Diana Paton, Volunteer Director Bendigo Bank Galston and Gary Mangan, Manager, Bendigo Bank […]


REMEMBER THE TRUE-BLUE AUSTRALIAN FARM experience you had when you were a kid? Sitting around the campfire, swinging the billy tea and making damper? You can relive those days at Tobruk Sheep Station. Less than 15 minutes from Glenorie, Tobruk has been transporting locals and tourists alike to a time when bushlife was the norm. […]


Mr Kalos, Mayor Ruddock and Hornsby MP Matt Kean at the Community Recycling Centre.

The residents of Hornsby Shire have been named Australia’s top mobile phone recyclers, depositing 578 kilograms to the national MobileMuster in the past 12 months. Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock was thrilled by the result. “This is a great example of our community’s commitment to the environment and its willingness to take positive steps that […]

The Hills Annual Charity Gala Ball will support a foster care charity

co-founder Kelly Doyle

Some of the 20,000 foster children across NSW are struggling to live a safe life, sometimes due to domestic violence, drugs, and neglect. Award-winning restaurant Biviano’s Dural, recognised this issue and will raise more than $35,000 for non-for-profit organisation Foster Care Angels at the coming “The Hills Annual Charity Gala Ball” on Thursday, August 15, […]

Castle Hill Women’s Bowling Club

GRADE 2 - (L- R). Joy Loh, Shylie Little, Hazel Turner, Lan Lim, Benita Woods, Marion Binet, Florence Lee, Pam Lowe

CONGRATULATIONS to Castle Hill Women’s Bowling Club for winning three of the four Pennant flags in the Mitchell District Pennants, defeating Dural, West Pennant Hills, The Hills, Northmead, Blacktown Workers, Wentworthville Leagues and Toongabbie Bowling Clubs over the competition. The three teams of eight ladies in each team went on to play the Regional PlayOffs […]


THE FINAL of the Major singles for 2019 has been played between Christine Fitzgerald and Leone Lesslie and Dural has a new Champion in Christine after a fittingly tough match. It is Christine’s first singles win to go with a number of team events both at home and in the district events. She is looking […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Retirement Living

After a lifetime of hard work, many of us look forward to a relaxing retirement, often in a retirement village or resort. But selling the family home and relocating is a major financial decision that should not be taken lightly. It is vital that you research your options thoroughly to find the right situation for […]