My Street

My street story

OLD NORTHERN ROAD By Christine Stockman When considering a ‘My Street’ story, I wondered what I could write of my little road in Galston? So here are my ideas and recollections of living near Old Northern Road in Dural, where I grew up. Old Northern Road has a rich history and is the main road […]

Where have all the bowlers gone?


Dural Country Club Bowling Club bowlers are all in lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions. The greens lie deserted and desolate. It’s been a difficult first year as a combined Club with very few bowls being played and the presentation of our Pennant Flag postponed. Our upcoming AGM is having to be held via email and […]

Get a Spring in your Step!


By Rejimon Punchayil That’s what Geoff got literally and figuratively this spring. Although he realised the need for a walking aid to improve his mobility, he put off the decision as he could not find a suitable one. That is when he met Doug with a carbon fibre walker with a seat, backrest and bag, […]

How Retirement Villages are Uniting People


In wisdom, we realise that our confidence comes from a sense of belonging. Being connected to a community is what gives us a sense of belonging. Over time our ability to socialise in our free time expands whilst our community and neighbourhoods are changing. COVID-19 has had a particularly strong influence on people seeking different […]

Beautiful Stained Glass Cross Installed in MacKillop House

Stained Glass

Catholic Healthcare’s newest Residential Aged Care Home, MacKillop House, has had its stained glass window feature installed in the Home’s chapel. MacKillop House is located in Norwest (north-west Sydney) and is due open to residents in late 2021. The stunning stained glass window feature represents the Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon […]

Arcadian Quilters-watching out for that good idea

good idea

I chose a good mate for this ‘lockdown period’ …. Big Ted! Always watching out for that good idea, those wonderful summer colours or those days when nothing much has happened here in the sewing room. We’ve had a few of those I have to admit … so, out came Big Ted’s work diary and […]

Ten tips to look after your wellbeing during this pandemic:


Once upon a time, this question may have been answered with statements like ‘I get a regular massage’, or ‘I have time out from my family and go out with friends. However, currently, these options are not possible. After being under the stay at home orders for some weeks now, most of us are starting […]

Tom Richmond OAM, JP, BA, DT

Tom Richmond

On the 14th of September 2021, Tom Richmond OAM, JP, BA, DT, died. Few people have had a more significant influence on the lives of the residents of Hornsby Shire and, more particularly, its rural areas than the late Tom Richmond. As an educator, historian, social activist and sports coach, his abilities affected the lives […]

How to sell your property for the right price at the right time

sell your property

There’s a lot more to consider when selling property than simply naming a price and placing a listing on a real estate website. In this article, we outline five elements to note that can dramatically affect the sale of a property. LOCAL MARKET Research the history of neighbouring properties to understand local demand. Look at […]

Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy – Open the gate! (steadily)

Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy

As we look forward to things opening up and we start getting back to our regular routines and interests, there may be a temptation to jump right back into your usual activities such as gym, team sports and other recreation at the level you were used to before lockdown. Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy However, after a […]