Festival of the Scarecrow- Bringing Back the Cheer

Festival of the Scarecrow

The Festival of the Scarecrow | 1 OCTOBER – 15 NOVEMBER 2021 It’s time to unbridle your creative flair. With excitement, the organisers, Arcadia Galston Residents Association (AGRA2159), announce their plans for The Festival of The Scarecrow. This celebration has two components, a Scarecrow exhibit and a colouring-in competition. Having had so many community events […]

Galston Girl Guides are Still Meeting Online

Galston Girl Guides

By Mary Falvey In Term 3, Galston Girl Guides continued to meet weekly. We met online and enjoyed a wide variety of activities, including baking, designing a picture out of healthy foods, making a gift for Dad for Father’s Day, a slumber movie night, tech night and even participated in an online escape room. This […]

Laughter is the Best Medicine


By Tony Warner, Glenorie Resident The hospital can be a scary place for a child. Even with the best medical attention, it is disempowering for kids and their parents. That’s why The Humour Foundation exists. Laughter The Humour Foundation is a national Not-for-Profit organisation ‘bringing laughter where it is unexpected but most needed’. Our Clown […]

View Club Urges Galston Community to Sponsor an Australian Child During Anti-poverty Week


By Helen Harte This Anti-Poverty Week (17-23 October), members of Galston VIEW Club are calling on the local community to sponsor an Australian child through leading children’s education charity, The Smith Family. Galston VIEW Club sponsors 6 children through The Smith Family’s Leaming for Life program, which provides them with educational and personal support. However, […]

Lifestyle Property Sets A New Price Record in Glenorie


A stunning ultra-modern residence – with a supersized home gym – has become the most expensive residential acreage in Glenorie selling for $4.35m through Lumby Hampson Real Estate. The impressive 4.45ha estate at 1313 Old Northern Rd was snapped up well before its scheduled auction to buyers from Wahroonga. Completed just eight months ago, its […]

Remote baking by Middle Dural Scouts


By Ian McArthur The Venturers continued with their innovative use of Zoom by holding a baking class supervised by head chef Tegan Edwards. Ingredients for brownies were sent out earlier and Tegan took them through the process very successfully as shown by Adrian Zhuang’s result. Not to be outdone, the First DuralCubs used the Teams […]

Are you Spring Cleaning?

Are you Spring Cleaning? - Galston, Glenorie & Hills...

If you are, and you have found the extra fabric in your cupboards, the Castle Hill Days for Girls Team can use it. The work by the team to make and supply Sustainable Feminine Hygiene Kits to girls to help keep them at school is totally voluntary and all materials are either donated or bought […]

The Alan Buxton Story

Alan Buxton

By Murray Mcdermott – Manager at Rowland Village BORN 04.12.1920 100 AND COUNTING. Alan Buxton was born in Parramatta on the 4th of December 1920. His parents were John and Mildred Buxton (nee Webb). Alan Buxton is immensely proud to say that his Great, Great Grandfather was Richard Webb, who, having been sentenced to death […]

C and C Earthworks

C and C

The team from C and C Earthworks have earth moving in their blood. From an early age the owners, Nick and Mitch, who grew up in the Hills District, have been digging holes and moving dirt. Nick and Mitch, have now come together and combined their years of knowledge and expertise to offer a unique […]

CWA News


Nora is 62 and has dodged homelessness by living with friends and family, including her children. She was a stay-at-home mum and has no super or savings. Her husband recently passed away. She has not been able to afford to pay rent since. In recent years, older women have caught the public’s attention as the […]