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October 15, 2013

Three of Australia's top celebrity chefs will prepare a special pop-up breakfast for OzHarvest. 

To celebrate the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, the Sydney Markets at Flemington will be hosting a pop-up breakfast where three of Australia’s top celebrity chef will be serving diners a gastronomic menu.

On Friday October 18, Jared Ingersoll, Matt Kemp and Justin North will colaborate their culinary expertise and using produce from the Sydney Markets to create a sumptuous three-course breakfast on a long communal table.

September 7, 2013

How old fashioned face-to-face  appeared to win the day

It was supposed to be a watershed election for social media, a Twitter-led bid for the hearts and minds of electors, with Facebook fanning the flames of debate and Instagram showing us the imagery.

In the end, the 2013 campaign will perhaps be remembered – in Reid and Watson, at least  as the return to the traditional hug, handshake and baby-kiss. 

December 20, 2012

Schools move up table for exam performance

Strathfield schools have scored significant success in this year's HSC results, and are punching well above their weight.

Of the Sydney Morning Herald’sTop 100 schools, four are from the Strathfield Local Government Area. Meriden School, Santa Sabina College, St Patrick’s College and Strathfield Girls High School all made it to the prestigious list.

December 20, 2012

Schools move up table for exam performance

 

Strathfield schools have scored significant success in this year's HSC results, and are punching well above their weight.

Of the Sydney Morning Herald’sTop 100 schools, four are from the Strathfield Local Government Area. Meriden School, Santa Sabina College, St Patrick’s College and Strathfield Girls High School all made it to the prestigious list.

October 31, 2012

Cherry pickers up early to raise funds 

 

A father's charity set up to find a cure for his son was the big winner at the annual auction of the first cherries at Sydney Market today.

Lui and Ross Cicco from Pony express won the prestigious box of cherries for $30,000 at auction.

Save our Sons Founder and father Elie Eid said, ”We are thrilled to be chosen as the charity for The Sydney Markets Cherry Auction. I will never stop trying to find a cure for my son and this money will go a long way toward funding the research we need to help him and all boys like him.”

March 8, 2014

Liberal Charles Casuscelli hits the campaig trail as Labor looks for a candidate

AS Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli drives up to his electorate office on Burwood Road, the skies open and it pours.

He runs into the office, donning a pair of jeans and Asics sneakers – a very different kind of uniform from the grey suits the Liberal MP is regularly seen in.

It is a year this month before voters head to the polls for the next NSW state election – and Mr Casuscelli’s job for today is to hit the campaign trail.  He is determined to get a head start on his competitors – even though, right now, there aren’t any.

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 4, 2014

Mayor Daniel Bott, Councillor Andrew Soulous, parents and children attended the opening of the revamped Drew Street Playground.

For the children of Greenacre, the revamped and renewed Drew Street Playground has brought of fresh air to the area.

What once stood there was a run down swing and slipper dip, but now, the playground is an artwork. Aside from the new slides and swings, the kids now have a new rope obstacle course and a rock-climbing wall.

Last month, the official opening of the Drew Street Playground brought out dozens of kids, slurping on free gelato while playing on their new jungle gym.

February 7, 2014

A local real estate agent has broken his own record for the highest selling house in Strathfield

A local real estate agent has broken his own record for the highest priced house sale in Strathfield - $6.8 million.

His agency, Georges Ellis & Co, achieved the record this month with the same Llandilo Avenue home that won the record seven years ago.

Joseph Georges sold the six-bedroom, seven-garage property with swimming pool and tennis court to a local family.

February 6, 2014

Danielle O'Brien and her partner, Greg Merriman compete in the paired figure skating event at Sochi 

 

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 7, 2013

Laundy leads by 652 after final box is counted - but no delcaration until postal and overseas are counted

Liberal candidate for Reid Craig Laundy has claimed the seat after receiving a midday phone call from Labor's John Murphy conceding defeat.

Mr Laundy immediately heaped praise on the 12-year veteran, saying he was "a man with a good heart".

The former Laundy Hotels CEO and life-long Strathfield resident will now fly to Canberra on Thursday for a briefing and party room meeting with his fellow Liberal MPs.

September 5, 2013

Hundreds of volunteers fielded in good natured battle for votes on polling day

Voters turned out early and many had pre-polled in the pivotal seats of Reid and Watson during election day.

With the polls closed and counting underway, the knife-edge battle for the two Inner West constituencies was underscored.

Mid-evening predictions put Tony Burke back in Watson but veteran Labor member John Murphy out of Reid - meaning he will go down in history as the first Labor candidate to lose the seat in 91 years.

It is a sad epitaph for 12 years of service for Mr Murphy.  But politics is never kind.

September 5, 2013

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was out and about this morning at the Sydney Markets for the annual mango auction with his youngest daughter Frances. 

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was out and about this morning at the Sydney Markets for the annual mango auction with his youngest daughter Frances. 

Mr Abbott was also joined by the Shadow Finance Minister Joe Hockey and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell.

The first box was sold for $30,o00 to Heath McInerney and Gus Barbara from Your Local Green Grocer. 

September 5, 2013

In an election where voters expected the pollies to take to social media, our local candidates hit the stations in streets instead.

It was supposed to be a watershed election for social media, a Twitter-led bid for the hearts and minds of electors, with Facebook fanning the flames of debate and Instagram showing us the imagery.

In the end, the 2013 campaign will perhaps be remembered – in Reid and Watson, at least  as the return to the traditional hug, handshake and baby-kiss. 

August 9, 2013

When Strathfield’s newest apartment block officially went on the market two weeks ago, 35 had already been sold and only seven remained.

When Strathfield’s newest apartment block officially went on the market two weeks ago, 35 had already been sold and only seven remained.

The 10-storey block on Albert Road had one-bedroom flats for $550,000, two bedrooms for $700,000 and three bedrooms for $770,000.

The realtor of JJ Apartments, Strathfield Partners’ Norman So, said the result was unprecedented.

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.

May 16, 2013

Amazing youngsters awarded for their work

Seven outstanding Strathfield young citizens have been celebrated at the annual Young Achievement Awards.

Strathfield Rotary and Strathfield Council joined forces to recognise the recipients’ remarkable commitment to community service, science, arts and sports.

The youngest recipient is just 11 years old. Se-Bom Lee from St Patricks College is the national age champion in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke, coming first in those events at the 2012 Australian School Swimming Championships.

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.

April 12, 2013

Local comprehensive high school, Strathfield Girls, was honoured today at their school leadership induction ceremony with a visit from the national recipients of the Australian of the Year award.

March 23, 2013

The opposition leader turned up with candidate Craig Laundy to talk to local business

Opposition leader Tony Abbott turned up in Homebush Saturday in a dramatic demonstration of how important seats like Reid will be in the upcoming election campaign.

March 8, 2013

Dressed like an American rock star seven-year-old Jeremy Yong performed Wolfmother’s “Joker and the Thief” in front of the celebrity judges of Australia’s Got Talentlast year.

Dressed like an American rock star in studded boots, spiked hair and chains, seven-year-old Jeremy Yong performed Wolfmother’s “Joker and the Thief” in front of the celebrity judges of Australia’s Got Talentlast year.

Hundreds of adoring fans cheered this precocious little boy. And the judges were taken aback. He was one of the television show's youngest semi-finalists.

February 8, 2013

Tony Park was born in 1964 and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. He has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer. 

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush

Refreshment provided.

January 7, 2013

Anti amalgamation campaigners turn out to explain the message

Snags sizzled and speech makers explained the meaning of being an Australian as 44 new citizens pledged their loyalty to our nation this Australia Day.

In a heart-warming ceremony attended by Federal MP for Watson Tony Burke, State MP for Strathfield Charles Casuscelli, Mayor Gulian Vaccari and Australia Day ambassador Elaine Henry OAM, Burke thanked our new citizens for making the “decision to forevermore be part of building a better Australia.”