Locals Rally for Farmers

Local year 10 Galston High School student, Tahlia Grace, is studying Agriculture. She had heard about the drought and the strife some farming families were in and she wanted to do something to help. With support from her mum, Simone from Chicken Fish Takeaway in Glenorie, she started putting together some plans as to what […]

Neighborhood Watch Report

A vehicle was stopped on Old Northern Rd, Glenorie for an RBT in early October. Further information led police to search the vehicle where drugs were located secreted within a tin. A 39yo male from The Ponds was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice and will appear at court later in the month. Another couple […]


Bin collection days will change for some residents of Hornsby Shire, starting from Monday 11 November. Affected residents will be notified directly through the mail over the coming weeks and by having stickers placed on their bins. It is a result of the boundary adjustments to Hornsby Shire, which disrupted the previous patterns of collection. […]

Galston CWA News – Kids in the Kitchen

Could baking be more popular than youth sport? Some would say so based on the popularity of shows such as MasterChef Junior, Kids Baking Championship and Chopped Junior to name a few. Well here’s a little local baking competition to get the kids excited about – The Land Cookery Competition for young competitors is offering […]

Salvation Army

Did You Get

Spring has truly sprung, and as we enter into the countdown towards Christmas and the birth of Christ, our thoughts and prayers are with those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Individuals and families fighting poverty, illness and uncertainties in their lives, regardless of their culture and beliefs are always welcome at the Salvos. Our […]


The special thing about dining at Bivianos Dural is the excellent taste of the meals which match the team that creates them. As Christmas, the New Year and summer holidays approach, new tastes and food as art are topics on the mind of head chef, San, at Bivianos. With a wealth of experience, he is […]

News from the Friends of Fagan Park

Our Spring Open Day on the October long weekend was excellent. Perhaps not as many park visitors attended as on some other occasions, but there was great interest nevertheless. The Chevrolet truck “Annie Lorrie” had starter troubles and needed to be crank started, and the Leyland Cub, the pride of the fleet, also developed a […]


The next Eastbend Rural Communications meeting will be the AGM, to be held at 1.30pm on Monday 11th November at the Resource Centre, Maroota Public School, 4540 Old Northern Road, Maroota. An election will be held to choose members of the Executive Committee for the coming year. If you wish to stand for or nominate […]

Dural Bowls has a new Minor Singles Competition

The weather conditions were far from perfect for the Minor Singles Competition Final between Marilyn Bonvino and Cheryle Hobart, with intermittent showers stopping play on several occasions, but that didn’t dampen either player’s enthusiasm or expertise. Both played superbly and accurately…the score on many ends being tied. In the final stages with the score at […]

This Will Set You Free

John enjoyed the time he spent with his mates at the local club. Shopping at his local Center was his other passion. He was deprived of his social life when his driving licence was taken away from him. John found walking a couple of hundred meters a great challenge. He disliked depending on others for […]