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Canberra Sends Rosh Hashanah Greetings

September 12, 2010

Inset: The ‘shofar’ horn that rings in the Jewish New Year

Now that the general election is behind us, hopefully Canberra can get back to ‘normal’. An early sign of ‘getting back into the groove’ was the newly elected PM’s Rosh Hashanah interview with the AJN.

All over the world, leaders (and opposition leaders) have been sending out their Rosh Hashanah New Year greetings, from Julia Gillard to Tony Abbott – even Barack Obama.

Says Julia ” “I offer my warmest, best wishes to the Australian Jewish community as you gather in prayer and celebration for the festival of Rosh Hashanah. This ancient and solemn event is a precious opportunity to reflect on the past and prepare for the year ahead – a year of hoped-for sweetness and success. I hope that all Australians who treasure their Jewish heritage will be strengthened in their sense of identity through the observance of Rosh Hashanah.”

Tony Abbott also got in on the New Year festivities, saying ““It gives me great pleasure to send New Year greetings to the many readers of The Australian Jewish News. New Year, in any religion, provides a chance to come together as a community and reflect on the time that has passed while looking forward with confidence to the future.”

A shana tova to all our local Jewish community in Elsternwick, Caulfield and surrounds – we wish you a sweet new year. Enjoy this time with your families!

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Council Schooled To Get Back To Basics

September 9, 2010

Following the recent controversy of the Glen Eira City Council, the State Government has had a closer look at councillors behaviour.

As we reported on our blog a little while ago, the resignation of former Councillor Helen Whiteside left a spot to be filled. In this case, the spot has been taken by Councillor Cheryl Forge. This unusual councillor exit appears representative of discord in the Glen Eira City Council.

The Caulfield Leader has reported that a 10-page report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance revealed ‘shortcomings in the accountability and transparency of councillor behaviour’.

Some of these misbehaviours included covering or removing microphones so specific minutes were not recorded at meetings, using personal email addresses to conduct council business, changing the minutes of meetings and alleged misuse of position.

Glen Eira City Council Mayor Steve Tang has said he welcomed the report and said there was room for improvement.

What do you think?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

A Grave Matter

September 6, 2010

Carlton Cemetery Releases plots – People are just dying to get in.

According to the AJN, the Melbourne General Cemetery has just released 12 plots to the Jewish Community. The Victorian Jewry and Carlton have a rich history, with many migrants initially moving to Carlton before gradually making their way south of the Yarra.

Melbourne Chevra Kadisha facilitated the purchases, and despite $26,o00.00 price tags, the 12 plots were sold very quickly. People mentioned their family historical links to Carlton, and previously family members having been buried there as motivation for their investment.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Would you like a sonnet with that?

September 1, 2010

This month Elwood resident Hugh Tolhurst will be one of several authors who will have their work printed on a scroll and served with coffees at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival.

This project as part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival is called ‘Bittersweet’. The poem that Tolhurst will be presenting is one he wrote several years ago called ‘My Mother’s Eyes’. This will be delivered in the form of a scroll with coffee around Melbourne’s Federation square. Ingenious!

Click the link below to watch the video of Hugh reciting his poem.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Bloody Hard Work!

September 1, 2010

Forgive the pun, but Stockies Elsternwick wanted to mention the new bloodbank service popping up locally.

Give blood this Friday from 9:30 – 3:30 at the Red Cross Murrumbeena mobile unit. So that you don’t fall over afterwards, make sure to eat something and drink a litre and a half of water three hours before you go to donate.

Where to go? Murrumbeena Baptist Church at 44 Murrumbeena Road.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Council Getting Green

August 29, 2010

The City of Port Phillip get their green thumb on as they consult the community on a future action plan.

Come along to the St Kilda Bowling Club on the 1st September from 6-9 pm (66 Fitzroy St) to get involved in the next community planning event. The council will brainstorm with locals to come up with projects to invest in that will be sustainable and useful.

Come with your ideas to share! It could be a focus on:

  • Managing drought and heat stress
  • Urban design that is water and energy efficient
  • Local gardens for the community
  • Climate-proofing houses and gardens

At the session enjoy light refreshments, activities and a relaxed community vibe. You will need to RSVP to rsvpenviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

This Father’s Day, Don’t Let Dad ‘Get Lost’!

August 26, 2010

The Caulfield Leader comes to the party again with a choice treat for Dad this Father’s Day.

So now’s the time to get a little misty eyed and reminiscent. We certainly are at Stockie’s Elsternwick. In order to win one of 5 new Garmin Nuvi GPS systems for Dad’s car, simply think back through the ages and tell the Leader Newspaper what your best childhood memory of travelling is with your Pa.

Click here to enter, and stop the arguing with Dad on road trips.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.