Newsletter 23 March

March 22, 2022

Important Dates

  • The monthly craft get together is on Monday, 28 March at 2:00pm. Please bring your latest craft project for an afternoon of
    good company and productivity.
  • On the following dates Thursday 24 and Friday 25 of March all the air conditioners in all common areas and apartments will be serviced. If you are not going to be home Alexia will be able to provide access to the contractors. (Please see more details overleaf).
  • Save the date….
    It is with much pleasure our monthly Hester Canterbury dinners are resuming and will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
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Housekeeping Notices

  • As is common place, some residents have different clauses in their individual contracts and therefore may have the responsibility for servicing their apartment’s air conditioner. Concerning the imminent servicing of the air conditioners later this week, as a one off, the cost of servicing all the apartment air conditioners will be covered by BASScare.
  • Some of the key safes at Hester Canterbury are not operational because the 4 digit codes are not available. Please let Alexia know your code number for your apartment and this information will be kept confidentially and securely in case it is needed for future reference, as can be the case when apartments are vacated.
  • In the near future some of the floor boards in the courtyard will be lifted and removed so further maintenance work can be carried out at this location. Please be careful when traversing this area until the boards are replaced.

Week Two of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 28 March.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

This week in History…

March 23
  • 1857 Elisha Otis installs his first elevator at Broadway, New York.
  • 2011 Elizabeth Taylor dies of heart failure, aged 79.
March 24
  • 1947 John. D. Rockefeller Jr donates New York City East River site to the United Nations and staff first started working in the building in 1950.
  • 1997 Australian parliament overturns the world’s first euthanasia law.
March 25
  • 1807 the bill for the abolition of slavery is signed by King George 111 of the United Kingdom. Though the slave trade was outlawed it continued in some Caribbean countries, and it would not be completely outlawed until 1833.
March 26
  • 1484 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables, as the first person to introduce the printing press to England in 1476.
  • 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent polio, clinical trials began the next year.
March 27
  • 1909 For the first time fingerprint evidence is used to solve a murder case. The world’s first official Fingerprint Bureau was founded in Scotland Yard in 1901. The world’s first Fingerprint Bureau opened in Calcutta, India in 1897.
  • 1952 “Singin’ In the Rain” musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, staring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
March 28
  • 1837 The Hoddle Grid of streets for Melbourne’s central business district is surveyed by Robert Hoddle.
  • 2017 In the Kimberley of Western Australia a sauropod* foot print was found that measured 5 feet 9 inches long. The type of dinosaur with the very long neck that Fred Flinstone rode at work.