St Patrick’s Day | Pictures

St Patrick’s Primary School celebrated St Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of sports on Tuesday. Pictures: Anthony Stipo

St Patrick’s Day | Pictures Ella-Rose Catanzariti, 5, dresses for the occasion.

St Patrick’s Primary School pupils Joseph Sergi, 8, and Ryan Puntoriero, 8, dress for the occasion.

Sarah Zambon, 11, watches on in the sports afternoon.

Ellina Sergi, 5, takes part in the egg and spoon race.

Charlotte Rossetto, 5, concentrates on the task at hand.

Isaiah Dal Broi, 6, and Soham Ghosh, 6, have fun competing.

Isabella Torrefranca, 8, has fun competing.

Enrico Bianchini, 8, participates in the sack race.

Henry Laurent, 11, celebrates St Patrick’s Day.

Blake Aloisi, 9, has fun in the soccer match.

Javier Torresan, 7, wears green to mark the occasion.

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Festival shaping up to be exciting and colourful

John and Edith Malycha with Twisted Tree by Barbara Parry, and Wombat by Irene Jeffrey made with wire from their farm at last year’s festival.

This year’s Peterborough Arts and Cultural festival is shaping up to be exciting and colourful with the theme of flowers.

The Peterborough Art Prize kicks off the festival with the opening and judging occurring on Friday, March 27.

Excellent works by artists from all over Australia will be exhibited in the magnificent Peterborough Town Hall.

This years raffle is a gorgeous watercolor by Graham Smith “The Farm gate”.

The goods shed has seen some activity in recent months with new works both wire and papier mache that will be on display during the festival.

Several pieces are contributing to this year’s theme.

The raffle prize this year is two fantastic bush turkeys made from wire by Bridget. They would look great in the garden so catch us through the exhibition or in the main street.

Peterborough Patch workers will put on a stunning display of quilts and crafts. This year’s challenge is poppies so go and see their exhibition and see who won the challenge.

This year there is a new exhibition of collectables. We have a few collectors here in Peterborough and they are generously allowing their precious collections to be on display. Come and check it out.

The festival’s markets in the main street will be a great place to pick up something special with a variety of art, craft, jewelry, soaps, olive oil, spices, food and much more.

Free entertainment while you browse the stalls from Clare Valley Concert Band the first week and a sneak preview of Chooka Williams at the Easter market will keep add to the festival.

The ever productive community gaden will be open for visitors to see how wicker beds can produce in the harsh desert climate. Please remember the beds are owned and cared for by individual plotters so please look but do not take.

The men’s shed is having open days to show case their latest project. The project involves making a two-metre replica of the last working passenger steam locomotive, the T181, using 3D printers built at the men’s shed.

The history group has been forever busy and will be running tours of the old print shop during the festival this year. This should be exciting.

For your entertainment during the festival Steve Poltz and Chooka Williams will be playing. Check posters around town for details and prices.

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Get ready for Steam and Traction

Pictured is a four and a half horsepower Model C Type E vertical engine. The piston runs vertically like a modern engine.The 47th Booleroo Steam and Traction Rally will be held on Sunday, March 29, at the Booleroo Centre Oval, Arthur Street, from 8am to 4pm.

There is a swap meet starting at 8am.

This is getting more popular each year with last year being the biggest yet.

There will be several different displays this year that have not been seen at the rally before.

They have Medieval Blacksmith who will be making axes and swords – this will be worth looking at!

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club is bring 20 plus immaculately restored vehicles including a 1924 Garford truck which is being freighted in .

They are also having a display involving water.

This includes anything to do with pumping water by hand, wind, or machine.

Some of the odd or unusual water items will be a Days water motor, which converts water power into mechanical power , and a Sachs Wankel engine (similar to the Mazda rotary engine) which were used on Finsbury firefighting units and two hot air pumps – not to be missed.

Another feature this year will be a large display of New Way engines.

These Engines, manufactured in Lansing, Michigan in America, are air-cooled .

They are a fairly rare engine world-wide.

More than 15 engines will be on display and Steam and Traction would challenge any other club to try and top the display.

There was a prominent Horwood Bagshaw Dealership in Booleroo Centre. They sold quite a few New Ways in the 1910s and 1920s.

They have exhibitors coming from Victoria and even Queensland as this will be the biggest display of New Ways ever seen together .

Don’t miss this. Plenty of country cooked food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

There is also craft and vehicle orientated stalls in the large shed.

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Mission to help others

KNOWLEDGE: Dr Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu will be in Leeton next week to share his experiences regarding health in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.THE challenges and difficulties in providing health care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly fornewborns and their mothers, will be highlighted by a renowned doctor at a meeting in Leeton next week.

The towns two Rotary clubs will host a combined meeting where Dr Luc Mulimbalimba Masururu will address members and residents in attendance.

Dr Luc is a doctor, pastor and member of parliament.He is also married with four children.

Dr Luc has a long history as a doctor and has helped saved countless lives after discovering people in his country were dying from inadequate health care.

It was after seeing this that he decided to devote himself to the people of Uvira district and especially Luvungi township.

Soon after it was decided a hospital was needed, with Dr Luc financing the project, which was completed in 2010.

He has also built four radio stations so members of the community could learn about health and education.

Alongside that work, Dr Luc has built orphanages, schools, bridges and micro hydro electric plant to supply ongoing power to the hospital.

Rotary Club of Leeton Central member Sue Gavel encouraged all Leeton shire residents to head along to Dr Luc’s presentation next week.

“While in Leeton Dr Luc will also be visiting students from St Joseph’s Primary School and St Francis College as these two schools have previously held fund-raising activities to support Dr Luc’s project in the DR Congo,” Mrs Gavel said.

“Dr Luc will be one of the major guest speakers at the Rotary District Conference in Cowra (this weekend) and has generously agreed to come to Leeton the following night as our guest speaker.”

Dr Luc’s list of credentials also include forming a liaison with the Birthing Kit Foundation to supply clean birthing kits to the region where he lived.

This particular area is large and isolated, with 95 per cent of the women never visiting a midwife or doctor due to their location,

Dr Luc’s presentation will be held at the Leeton Soldiers Club on Monday at 6.30pm at a cost of $30 per person.

Part of the proceeds raised on the night will go to Dr Luc’s foundation.

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Re-elected government to fund stage two hospital development

A $400 million stage two redevelopment of Blacktown-Mount Druitt Hospitalswill go ahead under a re-elected Baird Coalition state government.

The election promisesbuilds on the $322 million stage one hospital redevelopment, which is well-underway.

The redevelopmentwill include a new emergency department, intensive care, ambulatory care, operating theatres, extra inpatient beds and a boost to maternity and paediatric services.

The redevelopmentincludes works at Mt Druitt Hospital to improve imaging and surgery services.

“The transformation of the Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital campus over the last four years has been extraordinary,”health minister Jillian Skinner said.

“There have been cranes in the air, a state-of-the-art building has risen from the ground, morale of staff is high and patients are excited about the future of this hospital.When the Baird Government commits to a hospital redevelopment – we deliver. Nowhere is that message clearer than at Blacktown and Mt Druitt where our commitment to delivering enhanced health services will have countless benefits for patients and their loved ones.”

Premier Mike Baird added:

“Our investment in Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital is unprecedented and this $400 million commitment shows the job is not done yet – we will ensure the world-class care that is delivered here is done from a world-class facility,”

“This is a great day for the Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital campus, which has been the site of the state’s single largest hospital construction project in the Baird Government’s first term.Western Sydneyis one of Australia’s fastest growing regions and it is vital that Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital is redeveloped to meet the community’s health care needs, now and into the future.Labor ignored this hospital campus and its dedicated staff for 16 years. The Baird Government has a clear record of delivering enhanced health services for Blacktown and Mt Druitt and we will continue to do so if re-elected on March 28.”

The stageone hospitalredevelopmentwill be completed at Blacktown next year and includea seven-storey clinical services building, comprehensive care centres for cancer, cardiac, respiratory medicine and aged care, as well as a new in-centre renal dialysis unit.

What do you think? Should both Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals get equal share of the funding?Have your say by commenting online.