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Charity Trees

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Rotary Club members will be out during the December weekends making sure that families can collect a fresh festive Christmas pine tree that will be helping others as well. Norwest Sunrise Rotary Club will be selling the fresh trees, grown in the Southern Highlands, in the carpark at Norwest Shopping…

Light Up Windsor

Light Up Windsor Festival
It will start snowing in Windsor on Saturday, December 18th in the lead-up to the much-anticipated Light Up Windsor Festival. Elves will be roaming Windsor Mall and George St in snow and shine and there will be free face painting as the town gets festive. This year’s Light Up Windsor…

Purple Nail Tribe

Purple Nail Tribe project
By Bev Jordan Hills Police Commander Superintendent Darrin Batchelor was one of several police officers who had purple nail varnish painted on the ring finger of their left hand last week. The Purple Nail Tribe project was created by Aileen Mountifield, founder of the Lisa Harnum Foundation, to spark conversation…

State Award for Shirley

Shirley Purser from Castle Hill
By Bev Jordan Shirley Purser from Castle Hill was presented with the prestigious Jean Arnot Award from National Council of Women at a special Zonta Says No to Domestic Violence Dinner at Dural last week. While the 90-year-old volunteer was shocked and surprised by the award no-one else was. The…

Move Pumps to Higher Ground

Aussie Pumps
Warragamba dam is already spilling, and more rain is forecast. This leaves low lying flood plains along the Hawksbury River vulnerable to inundation. One local company, Australian Pump, is urging Hills District residents to relocate any river or dam side pumps out of the flood zone. “A lot of pumps…

Shakespeare at the Farm

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THE BARD returns to Bella Vista Farm on December 11 for a season of Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, under the stars. It will be the first-time audiences will have the opportunity to see a live performance at one of The Hills Shire Council venues since the easing of…

RETIRE Where you Belong

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Lucette always felt that you can feel when you’re at home in your heart. For 40 years Lucette has lived and worked in the Northern Beaches as a real estate agent. And for 40 years she was always asked where the best place to retire was. “I always responded the…

DV Prevention, Awareness and Education

DV prevention
Sadly, the last two years of COVID-19 resulted in more incidents of domestic violence in the Hills, Hawkesbury and Parramatta local government areas. DV Prevention CHRG (Castle Hill RSL Group), has worked with local domestic violence support and prevention partners for several years and recognises the importance of providing better…
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