Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Smoke angers shopkeeper – retail giant asked to act

BY SANDRAY SIAGIAN   JOHN Yang is fed up with the smoke that drifts up to his store on Rose Street, Hurstville. The owner of Sunny Sunny, an independent discount store, is the first… Continue reading

Drift apartments are the best

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN SAMMUT Developments has taken out the Australian Apartment Project of the Year for its luxury Drift apartments.The Caringbah-based development company was honoured for the Gerrale Street, Cronulla, apartments at the… Continue reading

Vivid light work a challenge

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN A HURSTVILLE university student will help Sydney transform into an after-hours playground at this year’s Vivid Sydney festival, which opens tonight.The fourth annual festival, which runs until June 11, will… Continue reading

Mum inspiration as sisters embark on Amazing Race

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN IT WAS only right that sisters Lucy and Emilia Pelosi entered Channel 7’s reality series The Amazing Race Australia together. The bubbly pair, who both work as teachers and live… Continue reading

TV celebrity beckons two talented singers

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN THEY both blitzed through their blind auditions, beat their competitors in the battle round, and have now progressed into the live round of Channel Nine’s hit reality show The Voice.Emma… Continue reading

They’ve got the right moves

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN A HANDFUL of southern Sydney residents have shown viewers across Australia that they have plenty of talent. A hip-hop duo, a singer, and a contemporary group have all made it… Continue reading

Exhibition out to prove that girls have got what it takes

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   It’s not often that you associate the word rodeo with a teenage girl.But that’s exactly what a Caringbah photographer is trying to highlight in a series of photos for… Continue reading

Banditz stole the show

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   THEY are young, talented and now $100,000 richer after winning Channel Ten’s Young Talent Time talent quest on Friday night.The Lil Banditz Krew, a 17-member all-boy group made up… Continue reading

Fostering program extends its arms

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   KATHY Grace, 43, of Oatley, has cared for three different children in the past year.She looked after a three-year-old for seven months, a five-year-old for five weeks, and she’s… Continue reading

Wait on for rate cut

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN THE Reserve Bank of Australia has slashed interest rates by 50 basis points — the largest cut since February 2009. The cash rate is now 3.75 per cent.RBA governor Glenn… Continue reading

When Tilly Devine roosted in Lilli Pilli

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN HEATHER Millar, 72, has fond memories growing up with her family in this Lilli Pilli cottage.It was originally a poultry farm sprawling over three acres before it was subdivided into… Continue reading

Bundeena is inspiration for her art

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN WANDA Stafford simply looks to her surroundings when it comes to finding inspiration for her artwork.The artist, 54, of Bundeena, primarily uses watercolours, but also acrylics, to paint her pieces… Continue reading

Autism funds needed

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN GUY and Dawn Formica know what it’s like to make sacrifices for a loved one.Ever since their daughter Felicity was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when she was… Continue reading