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Hey kid, go fly a kite or ride a bicycle

Hey kid, go fly a kite or ride a bicycle

Reading about Saturday’s cinema under the stars event at the botanic garden in Mt Annan got me thinking about what other activities from yesteryear we have discarded over the years. Open air theatres were a dime a dozen when I was growing up and it’s where many of us saw our first Hollywood film. Indeed every reasonably sized suburb in Sydney had its own movie theatre. This meant not only that we didn’t have to get the bus to the city but also that we could walk to the movies. Maybe walking’s something else we don’t do too much of… Read more »

Why stop at just one postal survey when you can have five at least

Why stop at just one postal survey when you can have five at least

Now that the precedent’s been set with the postal vote or survey or whatever on gay marriage, let’s see what else we can demand it for in the future. And that’s the problem when you set a precedent – the expectation is that it will be available again and again. Nobody says it’s a one off to survey our views on this matter or any other, so there’s really nothing that can stop us from demanding it for all sorts of issues. We don’t want to go crazy like they do in America where they vote for just about everyone… Read more »

Penrith beats us again with the opening of great Greek restaurant

Penrith beats us again with the opening of great Greek restaurant

It’s bad enough that Penrith already has had something we’d kill for: a local footy club that plays all their NRL home games at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Now that an excellent Greek restaurant has opened at Penrith, well, it’s 2-0 to them. A family member who lives out there in the west alerted me to the opening of Avli at Cranebrook, and on Sunday we booked a table. We all know that here in Campbelltown and Macarthur the missing link in the culinary world is a Greek restaurant, but so far nobody’s had a go. I introduced… Read more »

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Hey kid, go fly a kite or ride a bicycle

Reading about Saturday’s cinema under the stars event at the botanic garden in Mt Annan got me thinking about what other activities from yesteryear we have discarded over the years. Open air theatres were a dime a dozen when I was growing up and it’s where many of us sawRead more »

amazing food on offer at this year's AnnanRoma festival this Sunday at Mt Annan Australian Botanic Garden

Delicious food’s the main game at this festival

The 10th AnnanRoma Food and Wine Festival is returning to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan this Sunday, April 30. It was originally scheduled for April 2 but had to be postponed because of rain. With sunny weather forecast for this Sunday, spend the day (10am to 4pm) at Australia’s largestRead more »

Heritage buildings in Queen Street, opposite Campbelltown Mall

Five good reasons for preserving links with the past

If Campbelltown Council goes ahead tonight and approves plans to demolish the historic little St James Anglican church at Kent Street, Minto it will confirm once again our indifference to the past. It may not be the most elegantly designed church of all time but it is the oldest standing structureRead more »

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