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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

Ristretto cafe

Here’s cheers to a Ristretto cafe in Bigge Park

And then there were two. Ristretto cafes that is, now operating in Liverpool, with the second one on the edge of Bigge Park, near Liverpool Hospital. Called The Shed By Ristretto, it is also run by the man who created the super successful Northumberland Street outlet a few years back, Frank  Angilletta. He was hampered… Read more »

Australia Day

New citizens and awards in Campbelltown on Australia Day

By the time today’s Australia Day festivities end there will be 120 newly minted Australians in Campbelltown alone. Across the nation thousands will swear the oath of allegiance to our great country at hundreds of citizenship ceremonies in every town and city. Campbelltown Mayor, Paul Lake, speaking this morning at the traditional venue for local… Read more »

liverpool aiming high

Liverpool reaching for the sky

Liverpool is set to get a brand new landmark: a very tall landmark. The application for the $100 million, two 29 storey apartment towers project opposite the old Hollywood Motors site on the Hume Highway received the green light on Friday. The Joint Regional Planning Panel, or JRPP, which looks at state significant projects valued… Read more »

ghosts lions

Ghosts, Lions come home to grade cricket defeats

Both Fairfield Liverpool Lions and Camden Campbelltown Ghosts were back home for their grade cricket matches yesterday after last week’s round eight trips to the north side. The away matches at Manly and Mosman netted the south west Sydney clubs one win, with the Ghosts prevailing over the Whales. But yesterday in their round nine… Read more »

first prize

First prize for Macarthur artist

Local artist Nola Tegel has won first prize in the 2015 Art of Sydney awards for 2015. Ms Tegel’s winning work, Red Chair, received high praise from the judges, who said: “A touch of Margaret Olley. The artist’s studio captured beautifully in a soft impressionistic style.’’ Tegel, who is part of the Macarthur Art Group… Read more »

pollies

Pollies in war of words over fire station at Rosemeadow

A bitter war of words over Rosemeadow fire station has broken out between sitting Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle and his challenger at the next state election Greg Warren. In a press release headed “Rosemeadow Petition a Hoax’’ Mr Doyle accused Mr Warren, the ALP candidate, of not telling the truth over claims the fire station… Read more »

tooth fairy

Tooth Fairy has all the answers, kiddies

Once Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are done for another year, it’s time for the Tooth Fairy to have a bite of the action. The Tooth Fairy visits children at local primary schools, attends fun days, pops in to kindergartens, joins community groups which look after young people and is particularly active during the… Read more »

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