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Celebrating the wonder of the world

Thursday, 17th May, 2012

WONDERFUL: (From left) Kiara Pressler, Morgan Wheatley, Madelyn Wheatley and (back) Dylan McLachlan are among the members of the “Glee Ensemble” which will perform in Sunday’s concert. WONDERFUL: (From left) Kiara Pressler, Morgan Wheatley, Madelyn Wheatley and (back) Dylan McLachlan are among the members of the “Glee Ensemble” which will perform in Sunday’s concert.

The Philharmonic Choir is holding a concert this weekend to celebrate the wonder of the world.

The concert, entitled “A Wonderful World”, will feature songs about nature, love, friendship and freedom.

Once again the choir is supporting young artists as they develop their talent. There will be solo performances by singer Dylan McLachlan and pianist Laura Falkner and the concert will also feature the 14-strong “Expression” Glee ensemble.

It will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday at the Musicians’ Club Auditorium, and the Philharmonic’s Marilyn Harris said there would be an abundance of melodious tunes.

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Ride for MS awareness

Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

KISS GOODBYE TO MS: John Walker and his wife Mary in the city yesterday after cycling here from Manly. KISS GOODBYE TO MS: John Walker and his wife Mary in the city yesterday after cycling here from Manly.

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common neurological condition for young people in the country and one man has ridden almost 1900 kilometres to spread the message.

As part of MS Awareness Month, John Walker rode his bicycle from Manly to Broken Hill in a trip he called “Breakers to Borders”.

“I cycled from Manly, Sydney through Goulburn, Yass, Mildura up through Peterborough into Broken Hill,” John said.

“It was 1855 kilometres and I rode solo.”

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Teachers to strike

Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

Schools will be disrupted on Friday morning when teachers hold a two-hour stop work meeting to protest against a State Government overhaul of the education system.

The NSW Teachers Federation has been in dispute with the Government since last year over its ‘Local Schools, Local Decisions’ reforms, which would give principals the power to hire and fire.

Last week the Federation declared it would take industrial action if Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, could not alleviate fears over job security, incentive transfers, class sizes and salaries.

The Federation yesterday decided to hold meetings across the State at 9am on Friday when they will discuss further action.

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BLOOMIN’ MAGNIFICENT

Saturday, 12th May, 2012

PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

It just wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without flowers and chrysanthemums are most popular of all the blooms. Today is the day when families pop out to pick up a bunch or two of flowers for mum and there is no shortage of places selling them around the city. Picton Plants employee Jan Ryan was pictured yesterday with a lovely selection of “chrysanths” from their garden.

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Haul road tops the list

Saturday, 12th May, 2012

The proposed heavy vehicle haulage road is the most important project for the city in the coming year, according to City Council.

Council’s capital works budget will be capped at $3.5 million for the year, however $16 million worth of capital projects would go ahead using funding from grants and other financial assistance, Council says.

Council’s General Manager, Frank Zaknich, said that the haulage road from the Potosi open cut to Perilya’s south mine was dependent on external funds being received from both the State and Federal governments, Perilya and Council loan funds.

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