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December 7, 2013

Hundreds of families turn out for the night that kicks off the spirit of Christmas in Strathfield

They came with chairs, rugs and hampers - many wearing Santa hats and T-shirts.

Hundreds of families watched  music, a movie and fireworks at Strathfield's annual carols concert this weekend, turning the park into a huge community picnic.

November 8, 2013

How one 14-year-old-boy turned an acknowledgement of country into a passionate statement of pride.

The opening of a new primary school in Strathfield attracted an unusual throng of high-profile dignitaries. The NSW governor, Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Premier Barry O’Farrell and the director of the State Education Department were there.

When the crowd stood for the acknowledgement of the country, one voice rang out strong and clear.

September 25, 2013

Enjoy a fun day of soccer and support Beyond Blue.

Put on your running shoes and best costumes. Soccer, sizzle and smile is hosting a round robin soccer tournament with a fun twist.

16 teams, all dressed in different costumes, will compete in a knockout mini-soccer competition.

But it’s not just a soccer tournament. Come down to Mason Park at Homebush from 10am to 3pm to enjoy a family fun day with jumping castles, face painting, food, drinks and a BBQ.

Proceeds from the day will go to Beyond Blue, the national depression and anxiety initiative.

September 18, 2013

Drew Street, Greenacre children's play area opens with a celebration

 

Strathfield Council is to hold a free BBQ this weekend to celebrate the opening of a new playground in Drew Street, Greenacre.

The BBQ, this Saturday September 21 at 11.30am to 1.30pm, will also include a community art project with artist Mazin Ahmed. 

“The community barbecue and new playground is part of a number of Council initiatives to support the community of this small pocket of residential houses in the southern most part of the Strathfield LGA,” said Strathfield mayor Cr Bott.

December 7, 2012

Inaugural winner announced and on show until December 10

 

Najee Roude, a Homebush Boys student, has won top prize at the municipality’s inaugural Strathfield HSC Art Exhibition.

The exhibition showcases the work of local Year 11 and Year 12 students. The diverse artworks from the municipality’s most talented budding artists will be up on display at Strathfield Town Hall until Monday Dec 10.

Roude’s work, titled Desolate of mind, is very much grounded in his Australian upbringing.

October 22, 2012

11-year-olds write harrowing tale of migrants

Youngsters, Alexander Maloof and Rhys Halkidis have shined at the 2012 Dorothy Mackellar Poetry awards.

Alexander and Rhys wrote the poem Silentio ad Mare (meaning Silence at Sea) exploring the deep interactions and fearful experiences of boat people.

On Monday October 22 at a private prestigious ceremony within their school chapel, the eleven year olds of Trinity Preparatory Strathfield were awarded with the Community Relations Commission Award by Minister Victor Dominello.

March 9, 2012

Australian Catholic University's plan to expand hits opposition from residents, ministers and council step into the fray. 

 March 13 - Strathfield Council resolved tonight to send the Australian Catholic University an ultimatum demanding that it "cease and desist" from breaching consents on its student numbers.
It voted to give the ACU 14 days to comply or it would resolve to seek injunctions in the Land and Environment Court and recover costs.
 

October 19, 2011

 

Be one of the first to see Sarah Jessica Parker's new film, 'I Don't Know How She Does It'.

Event Cinemas in Burwood will be hosting another special night of Chicks at the Flicks.

An advanced screening of Sarah Jessica Parker's new hit, 'I Don't Know How She Does It' will be screened on Wednesday 26 October at 7pm. 

Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson, I Don't Know How She Does it is about Kate Reddy, a working mother who tries to juggle her career with her adoring children and husband. But things start getting complicated when her husband lands his dream job and she lands a big account. 

April 11, 2014

Sally Hollis will be sharing her research about the hospital that once stood on Hydebrae Street.

The Strathfield Historical Soceity will be hosting a talk about the history of Hydebrae, the hospital in Strathfield. 

Sally Hollis is the daughter of a Matron who worked at the hospital that once stood on Hydebrae Street.

She grew up on the estate and was a local Santa Sabina girl. Now, she has written a book about the running of the hospital. 

Though the book has not been published yet, Sally will be speaking to the group about the history of the property. 

The talk is to encourage more people to join the society. 

March 7, 2014

Strathfield Council in conjunction with Treading Lightly will be holding a free mineral make up session. 

The craze for mineral make-up – environmentally friendly beauty products loved by stars such as Steven Tyler, Kate Ceberano, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields and Megan Gale – is about to hit Strathfield.

As part of Treading Lightly, a joint venture between Strathfield, Burwood, Ashfield, Leichhardt and Canada Bay councils, this workshop will be showing women how to use mineral make-up and the benefits for their skin.

Make-up artist Miriam Van Cooten has made up some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including the stars listed above.

March 7, 2014

The Symphonia Jubilate is Strathfield's newest orchestra. 

A new Inner West orchestra, made up of 140 talented students, is taking the classical music circuit by storm – and even making it extra cool for kids to play a musical instrument.

Symphonia Jubilate was founded in February 2013 by Homebush Boys High music teacher and composer Tracy Burjan and another music teacher, Luke Wallace.

February 1, 2014

Flemington fires up Chinese New Year, celebrating with a bang

When Mayor Daniel Bott walks along Flemington’s shopping district, he usually picks up complaints about pot holes and parking.

Today, accompanied by two lions and a sack load of hongbao (red packets), the Mayor and fellow councillor Raj Datta were greeted with nothing but warm praise and welcoming handshakes.

November 20, 2013

The State Government has re-surfaced and upgraded Coronation Parade.

Streets in Strathfield have received a much needed upgrade after the State Government pledged over $800,000 in repairs. 

Roads and Maritime Services replaced slabs on Coronation Parad and also painting new line markings. The road is the one of the most used in the municipality. 

The upgrade was to help with road safety and make Strathfield's roads more durable. 

The re-surfacing will be completed later this month. 

October 27, 2013

Celebrity chefs, food tours and thousands of hungry festival goers make the 2013 Strathfield Food Festival a big hit. 

The annual Strathfield Food Festival kicked off with a stellar line up of celebrity chefs and specialty dishes from local shops around the municipality.

Around 10,000 people flocked to the Strathfield Town Centre to savour dishes such as Korean bulgogi sausages, Nepalese dumplings, Hokkein noodles, Indian dosas, just to name a few.

Host of Channel 10’s hit show Ready, Steady, Cook Janelle Bloom headed up the test kitchen where she made dishes like wok-fried beans and pork larb.

September 18, 2013

New play area for kids as well as a BBQ

Strathfield Council held a free BBQ to celebrate the opening of a new playground in Drew Street, Greenacre.

The BBQ  also included a community art project with artist Mazin Ahmed. 

“The community barbecue and new playground is part of a number of Council initiatives to support the community of this small pocket of residential houses in the southern most part of the Strathfield LGA,” said Strathfield mayor Cr Daniel Bott.

September 5, 2013

Strathfield Council’s new young mayor may go down in history as the first to present his wife with citizenship.

Strathfield Council’s new young mayor may go down in history as the first to present his wife with citizenship.

Cr Daniel Bott, a 33-year-old finance worker who has lived in Homebush for the past four years, met American-born Adria Bott while majoring in journalism at university in Cleveland, Ohio.

He told the Sceneshe planned to take citizenship next year. Now, ironically, he will be presiding over the ceremony in Strathfield Park.

August 13, 2013

The students from PLC will be hosting their Annual Pet Show which raises funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

The students from PLC will be hosting their Annual Pet Show which raises funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. 

Since 1962, the college has raised more than $500,000 for the charity and Guide Dogs Fundraising Coordinator, Carla Torell said PLC's pet show has been an important part of helping to raise awareness and support of the organisation. 

July 30, 2013

Magistrate says Mr Lim's evidence contained "inconsistencies" 

Former councillor Danny Lim was described as “the aggressor” in a court action he filed against two prominent Strathfield real estate agents for an  Apprehended Violence Order (AVO).

His application for the order was turned down, and the agents' lawyer said they would now seek legal costs against Mr Lim.

"He sought to harass and embarrass these defendants and also through the use of adverse publicity," the lawyer said.

July 4, 2013

Strathfield Spring Festival will host one of the heats in a nationwide talent search.

Strathfield Spring Festival will host one of the heats in a nationwide talent search.

The Telstra Road to Discovery Program will roll into Strathfield Park on Father’s Day, September 1, where six pre-selected contestants will perform at the festival.

This year’s finalists will have the opportunity to be part of Bon Jovi’s ‘Because We Can” Australian tour in December.

Past winners include Jessica Mauboy and Melody Pool.

July 4, 2013

But Ms Won also said that because of Strathfield’s large Korean population, many of her students were “background” speakers – with Korean their mother tongue.

The rise of Korean culture, from pop music to food and fashion, has sparked an astonishing 40 per cent rise in the number of students learning the language.

And Strathfield schools have been quick to introduce it as part of the curriculum.

First introduced into the NSW education syllabus in the mid-90s, figures from the Department of Education show that about 4,000 students are currently learning Korean – a 40 per cent increase on 2012.

June 24, 2013

 

The Strathfield SES are bracing for more wet and wild weather with more rain predicted for today's forecast. 

The Strathfield SES are bracing for more wet and wild weather with more rain predicted for today's forecast. 

Despite the sheeting rain, there was not a lot of damage to homes and businesses in Strathfield. 

"There were reports of flashflooding near DFO in Homebush and near St Patrick's College in Strathfield," said Deputy Controller, Joanne Gianotto.

June 12, 2013

A Homebush actor and a Strathfield lawyer have been recognised on the 2013 Queens Birthday Honour List. 

Mayor Gulian Vaccari held a tea party to honour residents recognised on the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honour List - and heard the behind-the-scenes stories of one of our best loved actors.

Ron Haddrick from Homebush was awarded for his contribution to the Australian arts scene, and told of appearing on stage and in well-known TV shows.

Mr Haddrick's work include plays such as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Murder in the Cathedral with companies like the Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of Australia and the Queensland Theatre Company.  

May 17, 2013

Strathfield's Musical society take on an Oz classic

The Strathfield Musical Society will be putting on an epic production of the ‘Wizard of Oz’.

Director Christine Firkin says the production is unlike anything the society has done before.

“Rather than have huge sets, we’ll be relying on bright performances by our cast, great lighting, beautiful costumes and a quirky and artistic interpretation,” she said.

“I’ve been thinking laterally and I’m happy with what’s developing.”

May 10, 2013

McDonald College student, Jagger Alexander-Erber, the drumming sensation has become a hit in Hollywood

He has performed in front of a television audience of 20 million in the US, kicked back with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and been endorsed by Monster Headphones.

In fact, drummer Jagger Alexander-Erber has captured the hearts and attention of a star-studded line-up of rock gods.

And he is just 10 years old.