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Review worth the wait

Denson Baker and Claire McCarthy have been thrilled by reviews of their film, <I>The Waiting City</I>. Picture: Will Russell <B></B>www.communitypix.com.au   d335983

CINEMATOGRAPHER and former Kelmscott resident Denson Baker has received plenty of acclaim since he graduated from film school 10 years ago, but he could not be happier after reading a review of his latest film, The Waiting City. more »

Rotary of WA appoints first Muslim president

Salim Youssef is relishing his role as Kenwick Rotary Club’s new president.

HUNTINGDALE man Salim Youssef is the first Muslim president of a Rotary club in WA, appointed by the Kenwick club this month. more »

Honour for ‘hero’ nurse

Lyn Dimer.

NAIDOC Week celebrated unsung heroes this week as part of its annual theme to acknowledge the quiet achievers in the indigenous community. more »

Edith’s 50 years in Guides celebrated

Edith Fawcett has been involved with the Girl Guides movement for 50 years.

EDITH Fawcett has been involved with Girl Guides for a staggering half a century, helping young girls learn valuable life skills and taking them out on camping trips. more »

Robotics whizkid wows judges

Lewis Tolonen, of Bedfordale, with his award-winning Robocup entry.

RISING robotiscist Lewis Tolonen, of Bedfordale, wowed judges with his robot performance, titled Temperamental Technology, at the Robocup Junior International Competition in Singapore recently. more »

Researcher’s work praised

Rodgers.

JAMIE Rodgers of Thornlie was among 13 medical researchers who shared in more than $12,000 in prizes presented at the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) gala dinner at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre recently. more »

Margaret celebrates a ton of fun, friends

Margaret Alexander (centre) celebrates her 100th birthday with Audrey, Alan, Melvin and Clotilda Colkers.

IT is perhaps no surprise that former Canning Vale resident Margaret Alexander has a lot of friends – the 100-year-old has had a long time to accumulate them. more »

Emergency crews need volunteers

Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle with volunteers Bob King and Jim |Ridgwell. www.communitypix.com.au   d332201

SES and Bush Fire Brigade members are calling for more volunteers to help them handle the growing need for emergency services. more »

Morning breaks on new art talent

Shaun Tan presents Armadale Primary School student Ambrose Howard with his awards. Inset: Ambrose’s winning piece, A Beautiful Morning.

ARMADALE Primary School student Ambrose Howard was one of the winners of the 2010 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists announced last week. more »

Joy of helping others keeps Frans active

Frans Lobler with Boogurlarri manager Maria.

AT 73 years of age, former aeronautical engineer Frans Lobler spends three days a week as a volunteer at Boogurlarri Community House. more »

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