2nd OCTOBER – DEMONSTRATION SHARON likes to cross boundaries between realism and impressionism working in any media. More recently, she has combined graphite, charcoal, watercolour and pastel. At present she is working on a series of endangered animals but also loves to paint and draw people – to try and capture the essence of the […]

Orange Blossom Festival Art Show

14TH – 22ND SEPTEMBER Castle Hill Art Society has been part of the Orange Blossom Festival since the 1960’s, and will be once again holding the Annual Art Awards and Sale from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd September, 9am – 4.00pm. Visit us at Castle Glen Community Centre, Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill (behind Knightsbridge shops) […]

Gold Standard for Galston Concerts

MOSCOW, MOVIES AND MORE FOR GALSTON PARIDORO PLUS PIANO FOR GALSTON CONCERTS THE NEXT GALSTON CONCERT on 29 September offers a European holiday and a side trip to Hollywood with world-travelled quartet Paridoro (meaning ‘equal of gold’). This Euro-origin now Brisbane-Sydney ensemble of clarinets and strings will be joined by pianist Erzsi Marosszeky in a […]


BRETT SOWERBY gave us a most enjoyable talk on the 10th August. Many questions followed and all were amazed at the amount of knowledge about James Sowerby, the topic of Brett’s June Roughly Memorial Lecture. James’s illustrations and publicity of the work of Sir Joseph Barks have given us a record of the first European […]

Stronger Communities Programme – Round 5 Expressions of Interest Open

Between $2,500 to $20,000 in Commonwealth funding is available for each project. To be eligible: • Your organisation must be a not for profit; local government agency or body; or a trustee on behalf of a property trust with responsibility for a community asset. • You must have an ABN and be an incorporated entity. […]


We need your feedback! The Hornsby Shire Council Local Strategic Planning Statement has gone out on exhibition. This is a crucial document that will set the future course of planning and development in the Shire. Council is going out of its way to ensure that residents have as much input as possible. There will be […]

2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP today announced applications are now open for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. Mr Kean said $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to […]


A program of walks to designed to introduce residents to the flora and fauna of the bushland reserves of The Hills Shire. These walks are suitable for all ages. They require participants to be able to walk for two hours and to negotiate uneven bush tracks. There are usually no toilet facilities on the walks. […]

Riding through Winter!

Every month is a busy month at Galston Equestrian Club with events and riding opportunities for members. The cold, windy days we have recently experienced have not held us back at all! On Sunday 28 July we held a Members Only Dressage Competition. There were classes on offer from Preparatory through to Elementary, and our […]

Northholm Grammar Outstanding Music

Success at the Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival at Sydney Conservatorium NORTHHOLM GRAMMAR SCHOOL’S Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band performed exceptionally well at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival on Sunday 28 July. Two of the featured pieces proudly performed by the bands were ‘Side Show […]