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Convict Footprints transports audiences back in time

Journey back in time through the history of Bella Vista Farm as told by the cast from Convict Footprints when they return for Act 2 of their summer season, Through the Years, on 5 February. Through the Years explores the lives of the convicts and inhabitants that lived and worked…

Council Reaffirms Commitment To Whole Merger Of Hills and Hawkesbury

Council has reiterated its commitment to an amalgamation with Hawkesbury City Council, but in doing so The Hills has a strong preference to retain the suburbs of Baulkham Hills, Northmead, North Rocks and Carlingford with these residents to be part of the new merged Council with Hawkesbury. Hills Shire Mayor…

The Sydney Hills Youth Choir is looking for new members

The Sydney Hills Youth Choir is looking for new members to join its ranks in 2016. The choir offers singers aged 8-18 the chance to perform at local and Sydney events. Last year the choir’s performances included the opening of the Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show and Australia Day at…

Lust at First Bite

Whilst the true meaning and origins of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery and debate, modern society clearly embraces February 14 as the designated day that we declare our love to our Valentine with flowers, chocolates and poetic cards. But why for only one day? Australian couple, Ross Holland and…

New defibrillators at VIC and Library

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford has welcomed the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at two Council facilities, the Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor and the Visitor Information Centre at Clarendon. “The installation of these machines at both the Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor and the Visitor Information Centre…

Bella Vista Farm welcomes 13,000 to Australia Day celebrations

More than 13, 000 people flocked to Bella Vista Farm as part of the Hills Shire Council’s Australia Day celebrations on Tuesday 26 January. Attendees soaked up the sun while enjoying the great activities, amusement rides, free entertainment, delicious eats and picturesque grounds of the historic farm. The farm took…

Worthy award winners celebrated at Australia Day at the Farm

The Australia Day Awards are run by local governments across the states of Australia. The Awards recognise community service at a local level and are administered through a nomination program, which is assessed by a local selection committee and/or councillors. The 2016 Australia Day Awards ceremony was held at Bella…
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