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Harry’s Shed official opening

The official opening of Harry’s Shed was held at the Concord Community Centre on Friday 23rd August, with Canada Bay’s Deputy Mayor, Pauline Tyrrell, doing the honours alongside guest speakers Jeanette O’ Hara, acting president Tony Hill, Kevin Callinan OAM, John Murphy MP and John Sidoti MP.

Named in honour of former Councillor and Deputy Mayor Jeanette O’Hara’s late husband, Harry was a strong advocate of the Men’s Shed concept as a way for retired men to work together to benefit the community. Harry’s Shed is now open from 9am to 12pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Anyone interested in joining can call 9745 1487.



Newtown Public turns 150

Newtown Public School will be celebrating their 150th anniversary on September 14th with an Old Fashioned Fair running from 10am to 4pm, featuring stalls, rides and fabulous food. Established in 1863, the school’s written records were burnt in an incinerator during the 1960s so little history exists for the school. As a way of redressing this the school received a City of Sydney Cultural Grant to make a documentary, recording interviews that will fill the gaps in the written record.

The doco will be screened at the fair so don’t miss out.



Pink Hope

Along with official sponsor, Revlon, Pink Hope charity are launching the global Bright Pink Lipstick Day campaign on Friday 20th September in order to raise awareness about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Leichhardt hair and make-up stylist, David Cranson, has donated his time working on the Pink Hope television ads due to hit channel 7, 10 and SBS this month, and will be spreading the word in his local salon.

You can get involved simply by slicking on your  brightest shade of pink lipstick, pouting for a pic and then uploading your photo on your fave social media sites with the hashtag #brightpinklipstickday.

For more info visit www.pinkhope.org.au.



local-news-cantina-mobilTaco Tuesday

If Mexican food is your thing, check out the new permanent fixture on Glebe Point Road – Cantina Mobil, which was born out of the Mexican street food van of the same name.

Now opened at 99 Glebe Point Rd, they do $3 tacos on Tuesdays that you’d be loco to miss out on!

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