Lane Cove News Week in Review 28th March to 3rd April 2021

Happy Easter, everyone.  Here is a list of businesses that are open tomorrow. 
You can use your Dine and Discover Vouchers over the Easter Holiday period – further info here.

Ausgrid Helicopter

We were inundated on Good Friday with questions about a helicopter hovering over Lane Cove North for a few hours.  Ausgrid is inspecting by airpower poles and vegetation around power poles. See attached map (Lane Cove is in the Northern Beaches area).  The chopper will likely be over other Lane Cove suburbs in the coming week.

Hunters Hill High School Featured on The Project

📌📌📌 Hunters Hill High School and Worn Up were on The Project with a story on Worn Up recycling old school uniforms and converting them into tables and other objects.  Hunters Hill High School is the first school to get involved in the project.

Business Alert

The Art Gallery near Dymocks closed this week.

The area below Via Napoli is for lease.  Via Napoli has not used this area since they took over the old X-Ray premises on the ground floor.  Do you remember when it was a Tapas bar called the Hungry Bull?

Fox Sightings

A roving reporter told us they saw a Fox in their backyard in Nundah Street. ITC regularly get reports of fox sightings in Lane Cove. Check out our article here to learn how you can report any Lane Cove Fox sightings to Fox Scan.

Congratulations to Keith and Maureene Smith

Well done to Keith and Maureene Smith for another successful Huge Plant Sale with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They have now completed their Huge Plant Sale, and they told us the following:

“Thanks again for your support. Despite the deluge of a century, we raised $11 465.00, and many customers heard of us through In the Cove.


Keith and Maureene”

The next plant sale is October – keep an eye out for it as we will have details on In the Cove.

Lane Cove Rotary Fair Will Return in 2021

The very popular Lane Cove Rotary Fair will be on Sunday, 10 October 2021. Put this date in your diary now.  The website for the fair is, and it will be updated soon to provide all the details you need to know.  In the Cove looks forward to meeting you at the fair.

Lane Cove Locals in the News

Paul and Tutti Bennett were featured in the Guardian.  The article was about how they have stayed together for 44 years by not following the rules.

You can read the article here.

Jack Jones is Coming to the Canopy

🎫 Zone 1: premium seating close to the stage – get close to the music and the magic
🎫 Zone 2: chilled bean bag chairs on the hill. This seating is relaxed and family-friendly. Tickets very limited
🎫 Zone 3: seated on the green of The Canopy, enjoy this incredible chance to see Jack Jones

✔️ General Admission and Senior (65+) Admission tickets available

🍾 Bring your own food and drink or dine in the village.  Check out our ITC Cusine Guide here.
👪 Fantastic music event for the whole family!
⭐ Proudly presented by Sydney Live Events and supported by Lane Cove Council.

General Info
📅 Date: 23rd April
🕒 Time: 7pm – 9pm
⏳ Duration: 2 hours
📌 Venue: The Canopy
👤 Age requirement: all ages!
✔️Entry to The Canopy car park after 6:00 pm is free

Book Here

A Good Deed

The following was posted on Facebook after a dog was hit on Northwood Road.

“If anyone in on Sydney’s North Shore knows the family with a beautiful young German Shepherd called Ellie who was hit by a car today at Northwood, please pass on this message to them.
My son told me your dog ran out on the road and an older gentleman clipped her with his car. The gentleman pulled over, and he remained at the scene until she was taken by vet ambulance to the North Shore Vet Hospital.
Your dog Ellie sat in shock in the middle of the road with multiple fractures to her leg on a blind corner and would surely have been hit again. Still, a woman in front of Ellie saw what had happened and stopped to help, and my 20-year-old son behind her also stopped to help, so their cars protected Ellie and prevented her from being hit again.
My son and three other kind people gently lifted Ellie to the side of the road and called the police, then the Willoughby Vet Clinic, who was just closing, for help. Willoughby referred them to the North Shore Vet Hospital, who said they would send an ambulance.
My son held your dog for over an hour. He said she looked him in the eyes as he stroked her and told her help was coming, and she would be alright.
He told me that one woman who was helping had to leave the scene to collect her child from after school care, and then later she returned to continue to do whatever she could. He said a man stayed for quite a while but eventually had to leave to pick his girlfriend up from the airport. Another woman stopped her car and gave my son a leash, just in case it was needed. A vet from the Willoughby clinic who happened to be passing on the way home from work stopped to render assistance. The older gentleman who clipped her with his car walked up the street to flag and direct the ambulance when it arrived.
He said there were other people, too, but it was a bit of a blur. Mostly he was touched by so many people’s kindness.
He stayed with Ellie and held her until the ambulance arrived. When he got home he called the Vet to ask how she was and offered to pay for her surgery if the owner hadn’t been found. He was relieved to hear she had been identified (by microchip), her owners contacted, and she was about to go into surgery. Two hours later, he called again to hear how the surgery had gone, and he was so pleased to hear that she was making good progress.
I wanted you to know how many people stopped to help your lovely dog. She wasn’t alone for a second. She was held, comforted and tended to by kind, thoughtful strangers, including my son, who didn’t know Ellie, didn’t know each other and whose paths will probably never cross again. To me, this is community. This is the kindness we have within us.
And just to put a face to one of those strangers, this is my son, Gabs.”

Crime Report and Accidents

A cyclist was hit on Epping Road near Moore Road.  Traffic was backed up to Longueville Road in one direction and Pittwater Road in the other direction.


Two eggs were thrown at a Cope sTreet house at 12.30 am Easter Saturday.

North Shore Vet – Our Week in Review Sponsor

A reminder that North Shore Vets are open 24/7 over the Easter period.
Call their team on 02 9436 1213 or head to their website.
Easter can be a dangerous time for pets – check out North Shore Vet’s Easter Safety Tips. 

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