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Beautiful Bromeliads

By DIANNE TULLOCH The Bromeliad Society of Australia will hold its next meeting at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, December 11th with plant sales to the public commencing at 10am until 12noon. Access is via the Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill, with…

Hills Garden Competition Winners

Sydney Hills Garden Competition
By JOHN COLLIGNON While most community events went into isolation, the Sydney Hills Garden Competition was held this year as the only Orange Blossom Festival event running in 2021. The first competition ran in 1959 as the forerunner of the Orange Blossom Festival. Gardens entered into the competition were judged…

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
Did you ever found in Castle Hill? go to Paradise Gardens Cattai? In the 1970s and ‘80s, numerous amusement parks could be found in and around Sydney. Hawkesbury’s contribution was Paradise Gardens at Cattai which was owned by the famous Bullen family who also operated Bullen’s Animal World at Wallacia…

Itchy Pets

By DR BENJAMIN J GRAHAM One of the most common reasons that pets are presented to the vet outside of their annual general health check and vaccinations is due to itching. Some itching is seasonal, some is due to allergies to food or materials, some is due to fleas, mites…

Chipping Your Pets Vital

pets registry
Pets owners are being urged to ensure that their pet is microchipped and tagged and that all the contact details are up to date. Having correct information means that pets can be reunited with distressed owners as soon as possible. A council spokesperson said: “Shelter staff do their utmost to…

Poppy Day to Remember

Poppy Day
Remembrance Day on November 11th was restrained due to COVID restrictions and uncertainty. Many services were cancelled or held online. Castle Hill RSL sub-branch held a private event inside the auditorium with veterans, serving defence force personnel and the Hills High School ANZAC Ambassadors. Over 120 people attended. Guest speaker…

Yellow Day at Lynwood

Lynwood golf course
Members at Lynwood Country Club teed off in a sea of yellow for a charity Golf Day on November 10th in memory of professional golfer Jarrod Lyle. Even wet weather and storm clouds did not dampen the community spirit at the Lynwood golf course on the day. The #DoingItForJarrod campaign…

Matildas Pathway in the Hills

By LAWRENCE MACHADO Women’s football is kicking big goals in the Hills with a pathway to the state and national leagues providing opportunities to represent Australia. According to Hills Football general manager, Matt Rippon, the sky’s the limit for our talented female players after the association was allowed to compete…
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