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Grand (piano) vision’s sour note.

April 30, 2019

Triple bidding for a  $100,000 newcomer to Norwood  Concert Hall has been given the flick by Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council.

Councillors Minney, Duke and Knoblauch were unsuccessful in their bid for a replacement for the existing johanna, despite labelling their proposed purchase as “peanuts”.


Eternal life. Here’s the secret.

April 30, 2019

Want to live to be 2OO???

Of course you do…

Simple. If you are an employee of the Australian Taxation Office. Merely dob in  your colleagues for alleged dodgy  practices — and spend 161 years in jail.

Sadly, however, alleged whistle-blower Richard Boyle’s  long wait for arrival at the Pearly Gates is in jeopardy, with the Federal Attorney being asked to look into the predicament of the Edwardtown debt collector.

Salaman’s wisdom wins.

April 29, 2019

Deposed Unley Ward Councillor Rufus Salaman has retained a link with Unley Council…through his appointment as a deputy independent member of the Council Assessment Panel

Unley rate rise pegged at 2.1%

April 29, 2019

A  last-minute bid by Goodwood Councillor Jenni Boisvert  to add half a percent to the city’s  proposed upcoming budget figure rise of 2.1% failed to get Members support at tonight’s Council meeting.

Grumpy was among those who supported the proposal, and expressed concern at the Council’s high level of loans, with Council promising just over another  $11million ..”to deliver all proposed projects and maintain current service levels..”

Meanwhile the community is being advised that submissions can be made via Council’s website (Your Say Unley) or via written submissions to PO Box 1, Unley 5061. All submissions will be accepted up until the close of business on May 29.

The declaration of rates will be presented to Council for adoption  at its June meeting.

Rabbitohs and Hammers double

April 28, 2019

A great weekend for followers of League and the round ball.

A  hard-fought battle in the second-best sport in the world and a brilliant one-goal win for  West Ham.

ANZAC march.

April 25, 2019

Couldn’t make the Unley Dawn Service, but was (as always) on the footpath in North Terrace to watch and applaud  the impressive/emotional march.

Technically I am a fourth-generation military man, but my uniformed experience was confined to the last-but-one call-up of National Servicemen in the Old Dart. Hardly medal  country!!!

Jazz festival reshuffle

April 24, 2019

Falling support last year has sounded the death knell for the Murray Bridge Jazz Festival

That’s the bad news. The GOOD news is that there is a rebirth and a relocation  …from river to coast, with Goolwa as the venue on October 18, 19 and 20.

And more good news. The venues are, to quote  Mel Hopgood, chairman of the SCJF   committee, “strictly walking distance apart”.