History on our Doorstep

October 3, 2020
While we are in lockdown, Sydney residents can still explore their own city – and its history, Winsor Dobbin reports. It has been 75 years since the end of World War II with many stories […]

Love your bookshop

October 3, 2020
During the pandemic, bookshops have been overwhelmed with support and seen their true value to communities. As everyone learnt to “pivot”, “go digital” and deliver in new and different ways, stores have dug in and stayed afloat […]

Wine with Winsor

August 31, 2020
Classy chardy – Flametree 2019 Chardonnay A nicely composed dinner party-quality chardonnay from Margaret River for under $30? What is not to like? This is a blend of fruit from four quality vineyards that was […]

A bigger fish (market) to fry

June 30, 2020
Sydney Fish Market at Blackwattle Bay will have a whole new look with the New South Wales Government approving final plans for a revitalisation project. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the green light paves the way for […]

New Hotel Unveiled

May 13, 2020
The (outer) inner west is getting its first international hotel, Winsor Dobbin reports.  Inner west residents have always had to pop into the city for an international hotel experience. Soon they will be able to head […]

Family Spirit

May 13, 2020
Meet the family team behind a spirits success story. Winsor Dobbin reports.  It was pure chance that farming couple Stephen Beale and Rosemary Smith got into the distilling business. In 2016, one of their daughters, Phillipa, […]

Covid-19 and Kids

April 2, 2020
Explaining Covid-19 to kids can be simplified with metaphors and role-playing “what if” scenarios. Children generally respond well to openness, direct discussion and well-informed answers (with a huge dose of patience). It is important for […]

Kids Market

February 22, 2020
Thousands of local mums, dads, grandparents, aunties and uncles flooded through the doors at the Five Dock Leisure Centre during 2019 to save big on all the big ticket items at My Kids Market and […]

Library Love

February 22, 2020
What’s on your local library this week? Ian Fleming and James Bond with Susannah FullertonWhy is a chronic womaniser and a sometimes violent drunk who often disobeys instructions such a popular British cultural icon? A […]

Free Movie Screening, Codgers

February 22, 2020
The Aussie film Codgers will screen at City of Canada Bay history Museum on Saturday 22nd February 2020 as part of Seniors week. The original play, written by Don Reid, was adapted into a feature […]
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