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News and Events - Archive 2010

November 2010 - Gazette Articles:

Artarmon Public School shining 100 years on
More than 2000 people celebrated Artarmon Public School's centenary on October 24.
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Artarmon has spoken - WCC revises WLEP
Willoughby City Council (WCC) has listened to the Artarmon community and, at its public forum on October 20, revealed it had revised its proposed rezoning of the Soldiers and Sailors precincts from medium density to low density residential, effectively coming on its side.
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Raleigh St stays in conservation area
Willoughby City Council decided at a special meeting on November 3, one of the 'soldiers & sailors' - Raleigh Street - was to remain a conservation area, which leaves 44A, 44B and 46 Elizabeth Street still recommended in the WCC WLEP report for removal as a conservation area.
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Gardens for busy people (part 2)
Here is more on how to establish a good looking garden that requires low maintenance..
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Sustainability Street - Some thoughts about power and energy issues
It is worth reminding ourselves about the three key focus areas in our efforts to live a sustainable life style: waste, water, energy.
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Youth Voice
A new column written by an Artarmon Youth - this month Karina Curry-Hyde and Caitlin Pienaar asked their young Artarmon peers what was good about living in Artarmon.
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Artarmon Neighbourhood Watch
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Residents vent anger over Abbott Lane closure
The three men in suits from the Department of Education and Training were ill prepared on October 14 for the anger Artarmon residents unleashed at them over the compulsory acquisition of Abbott Lane.
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Health risks from medicine misuse
Australians' blase attitude towards midicines is leading to furthur health problems for many and is placing avoidable pressure on our health system.
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August 2010 - Gazette Articles:

Artarmon @ Council
Items covered:

  • Local Motion - sustainable travel project
  • Conservation Areas
  • Willoughby City Spring Festival
  • Draft Local Environmental Plan
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Gardens for busy people (part 1)
You would like to have an interesting garden but you are time poor? Perhaps both partners work and your children have continuing demands.
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Artarmon Public School News
When Owen Kimberley attended Artarmon Public School in 1918 he used a slate and slate pencil to write his lessons and his eraser was a sizable glob of spit!
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Sustainability Street - Guide to rebates and offsets for households
Past articles have described some of the simple things that we can do to reduce waste and use of water and energy resources.
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People of influence: Linda Klarfeld, sculptor
Tucked away in the Artarmon Industrial Area, artist Linda Klarfeld is producing monumental works of art which will stand the test of time.
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Artarmon lawyers celebrate Professor Ron McCallum AO
Artarmon Bowling Club was the scene of a memorable lunch on July 25. The lunch was held to honour Professor Ron McCallum AO of Artarmon, and was hosted by thirty Artarmon lawyers and their families.
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Preventation is the key to staying well over cooler months
Artarmon GP, Dr Doug Hor, has some useful comments and tips for staying health this winder and into spring.
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Youth Voice
A new column written by an Artarmon Youth - this month Karina Curry-Hyde reflects on her memories of her younger years.
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Team Artarmon saves over 100 lives - new players welcome!
Another year, another blood-drenched season!
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Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road Intersection upgrade
The intersection of a national route with a major state road on the edge of a residential area will always involve a tradeoff between allowing traffic to flow through the area and local residents to access their homes.
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Artarmon Vision Specialists joins Better Business Partnership sustainability project
Stuart and Natalie Schipp at Artarmon Vision Specialists recental had their prayers answered when they were intoducted to Willoughby Council's "Success through Sustainability" Better Business Partnership.
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20 July 2010 - Nick Tobin to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

Nick Tobin (General Manager Willoughby City Council) is having a fundraiser to raise the $50,000 for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation required to allow him to climb Mt Kilimanjaro
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10th June 2010 - WLEP 2009 Submission

Draft Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2009
The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) recognises that many of the changes proposed in the Draft Willoughby LEP 2009 have come about as a result of a number of state (and national) pressures.
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May 2010 - Gazette Articles:

Artarmon @ Council
Items covered:

We revisit Artarmon Reserve
It is almost ten years since I first wrote about walking in the Reserve. Much work has been done by Council and Volunteer Bush Regenerators in restoring what had become a weed investation with thickets of lantana and convolvulus.
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Artarmon Public School News
Artarmon Public School celebrates its Centenary - A brief history 1910 - 2010
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Book Review: All Rise Please
'All Rise Please', a novel by Mollie Shelley, is based on the life of her father, a country magistrate in NSW in the early 1900's.
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20 years of physiotherapy in Artarmon
Artarmon Physiotherapy Centre has been owned by Ann Liebert for the past 20 years. Her team of physiotherapists use a variety of treatments including low-level laser, electrotherapy, ultrasound, manual therapy and traction.
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10th March 2010

Wake up to Climate Change
Willoughby City Council invites you to attend a special breakfast event in appreciation of International Women's Day.
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Renovator Awards

Renovators chance to win awards
If you're a homeowner living in heritage listed house, within the Willoughby local government area, that has undergone renovation work within the last five years, then you're invited to enter the 2010 Willoughby Heritage Awards as part of this year's National Trust Heritage Festival.
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20th February 2010

Silk Road Audio Visual by Barbara Bryan
On February 20th Barbara Bryan of Artarmon will be showing an audio visual presentation at the Primrose Park Photography Club on her travels in China.
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February 2010 - Gazette Articles:

Artarmon @ Council
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Artarmon's Heritage - exciting program for 2010
We really hope you enjoyed our 'Leadlights by Starlight' evening last year and saw our Leadlights exhibition in the library. Now we can reveal our exciting program for 2010.
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What's happended to my bin lids?
I was woken one Friday morning by a hammering sound. Yes, it was time to get up and go to work, but couldn't I steal a few more minutes of sleep? I peeked out my blinds to find some guy in a ute stealing the neighbour's bin lid...
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What We've Told Artarmon - 10 years of the Gazette
With this issue, the Gazette is celebrating 10 years of informing 'Artarmon 2064' on the stories and issues that matter in our suburb.
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Living with Brush Turkeys?
More and more people in Willoughby are catching sight of one of our mmore remarkable looking residents. Brush-turkeys are big pirds - up to 75 cm long - and are usually seen walking around. They don't fly very well, but can flutter into trees where they roost at night.
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Indoor Plants to Gardens and Back Again
There are plants in my garden, some of them great assets, which started life as indoor plants. They were retired for a variety of reasons - sometimes they had outgrown their pots, or were looking jaded or perhaps I'd grown tired of looking at the same old plant.
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Sustainable lifestyles - what's our next step?
With the New Year just underway, how many of us included in our New Year's resolutions a commitment to starting, or further developing, a sustainable lifestyle for ourselves and our families?
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Artarmon Neighbourhood Watch
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What the FH is that?
As a child living in Adelaide we had a fire hydrant in the road out the front of our house and there was a white post about 1 metre high with a red steel cap on the top to indicate that the hydrant was there.
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Village Green Sign

Artarmon Village Green Sign

Francis Rd
Francis Rd

 

Thompson Park
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