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July 14, 2010

Register your dogs to get more dog friendly places

The author of a new guide to dog-friendly parks in Sydney is urging Strathfield dog-owners to register their pets if they want to ensure better dog facilities in the future.

Katie Whiffen wrote Great Sydney Dog Walks after she found it difficult to find places to walk her two dogs, Rocky, and Stella.

 “When I took my dogs out for walks, I’d run into ‘No Dogs Allowed’ signs,” she says.

July 14, 2010

Achievements of local schools in sustainable living recognised

A SENSORY Garden, an organic vegetable patch, a rain water tank and water wise taps are among the achievements recognised by the Strathfield Council’s first Sustainable Living Awards.

July 9, 2010

Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a hidden camera and listening devices secretly installed in the homes of two Strathfield councillors.

Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a hidden camera and listening devices which had been secretly installed in the homes of two Strathfield councillors.

The highly-specialised bugging equipment was reportedly found in the South Strathfield home of Councillor Paul Barron and another councillor, who has asked not to be identified.

July 9, 2010

Strathfield has a host of exciting events on this month. Check them out!

Tuesday 13th july

Ready to party

Jump on board the Strathfield party bus, with its own dance floor and music, for a trip to Luna Park. Aged 14-17. The bus leaves Oxford Road (opposite Strathfield Girls High School). 12pm-4:30pm. 

Bookings: 9748 9999.  

 

Wednesday 14th july – monday 19th july

June 4, 2010

Talent quest and family fun day at Strathfield Park this weekend.

Pray for no rain this Sunday! Strathfield Council is hosting a talent quest and family fun day at Strathfield Park. The concert will act as a platform for young performers in the area to display their talents to the locals – from dancers to musicians, and actors.

Proud parents and friends can watch from a picnic rug while the little ones run around face-painted in the petting zoo or on the jumping castle.

There will be a free shuttle bus from Strathfield Station on the day. For more info contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999.

June 4, 2010

A celebration at Strathfield Town Hall marks the naming of the municipality in the Government Gazette on June 2, 1885.

It was a night of nostalgia and a night of celebration. A night when the old collided with the new.

A town crier, bell ringing and voice booming, greeted guests on the red carpet outside Strathfield Town Hall at Wednesday’s invitation-only party to mark the naming of the municipality in the Government Gazette on June 2, 1885.

June 2, 2010

Four generations of this family have called Strathfield home.

Jane Ryan, a teacher, lives in a house on Hunter Street, Strathfield, with her sons Luke, 16, and David, 13.

Ms Ryan’s domestic bliss looks nothing out of the ordinary for Strathfield.

Yet even for the municipality’s tightly held property market, the fact that she is the fourth generation to inhabit the same house for 90 years would certainly appear to be something of a record.

June 2, 2010

Test your knowledge of the history of the municipality. 

1. Which tribe of Aborigines used the Strathfield area for fishing and hunting for 10,000 years?

2. After which renowned Aborigine was a northern Sydney electorate named?

3. Australia’s first bushranger was shot and killed in Strathfield in 1796. Name this outlaw.

4. Strathfield’s first pub was built in 1807. It is now the Horse and Jockey Hotel. What was its original name?

June 2, 2010

A witty play on Australia's multiculturalism

What would an Australian bikie say to a Pakistani Muslim on a dark night at a deserted bus stop? This hypothetical conversation is played out in Alex Buzo’s 1968 classic play, Norm and Ahmed, which is playing at Parramatta’sRiverside Theatre this June.

Directed by veteran Australian director, Aarne Neeme, this brand new production features the perfectly apt Laurence Coy as the rough-as-guts quintessential Aussie Norm, and Craig Meneaud as Muslim Pakistani student Ahmed.

June 2, 2010

With visionary town planning, the railway was built before the suburbs were established.

June 2, 2010

From humble beginnings as a small Newcastle bakery, local icon Arnott's today employs thousands of people and supplies biscuits to more than 40 countries.

There are Australian towns that are built on gold rushes, others on oil or coal. But Strathfield originally thrived because of biscuits.

Not any old biscuits, mind. It’s in Strathfield that Arnott’s, the biscuit brand that’s Australian as kangaroos became the national force it is today. And it’s Arnott’s that helped make Strathfield the great town it is today.

June 1, 2010

Indigenous students from a small NT town are living and learning in Strathfield

A Strathfield primary school teacher has founded a scholarship program offering Aboriginal students from the Northern Territory an urban education in some of the inner west’s best schools.

Erin Greenhalgh, 27, a Year 3 teacher at Trinity College, came up with the idea for the Ngurra Jirrima project in 2007 after a teaching stint in the remote Aboriginal community of Ti Tree, 200 kilometres from Alice Springs, on the edge of the Tanami Desert.

May 23, 2010

Strathfield's Symphony Orchestra put on a family concert

Children and orchestras don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but Strathfield’s Symphony Orchestra is breaking the mould in June. Multi-award winning Australian pianist Bernard Walz will make his conducting debut as special guest conductor for the concert on June 27 and guarantees a great show for young and old.