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Death of Ed James at Glen Innes in March
Legacies of Ed James live on
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Wicks urges Council to apply for Umina oval lighting
Meeting to discuss Ettalong Channel
Funds 'sit in coffers' while beaches erode, says Tesch
Bushfire on Lion Island
Minister and Department defend Crown Land sale
Clean-up group nominated for Landcare award
Residents wanted for banking research
MP denied access to Crown Land list
Planner calls for preparation for climate change
Sustainable home opens its doors
Councillor calls for sea level overlays
Marine park to include Bouddi and Lion Island sites
Bouddi Marine Park to be used as scientific reference
Speed restrictions proposed near Lion Island
Men's Shed to hold tool sale
Council consults sculptor to fix whale tails
Arboretum celebrates 42 years
Cookery officer receives CWA award
Triathlon club enters scarecrow competition
Smoking ceremony held at CWA hall
Money raised for drought-stricken farmers
Apprentices win pearl jewellery awards
Women undertake water safety program
Girl Guides celebrates 10th birthday
Association holds food and wine festival
Photographer speaks to Rotary club
Village residents renew vows after 53 years
Baby photographer wins national award
Poland celebrated at CWA
Batteries, globes and phones collected at libraries
Youth forum to be held in Woy Woy
Youth Council positions open
The Bays plan village fair
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Not too late to move Oyster Festival
Service swept under the rug for an oyster festival
Change the date
Council must refuse any non-complying application
Be alert to development application plans
Sporties refusal is not new policy
Join the club and support it financially
Woy Woy wharf is greater priority
Dredge moored for 11 days
Shuttle bus needed from Ettalong to Patonga
Consider breakwater groynes for channel
A mobile phone is now a must
Councillors are our starting point
The joys of watching old movies on television
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Donation of $6000 to hospitals
Daffodil Day stall 'a success'
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Bouddi Foundation announces 17 arts grants
Couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary
Little Theatre presents Flash Festival
Final exhibition at the Olive Branch Gallery
Rotary announces opera program
Seductive Brazilian music played at folk club
Rotary club sponsors stringed instrument scholarship
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Woy Woy's Heavy Petal band
Students to design 14th storey of a tree house
Peninsula schools hold Book Week activities
MPs attend leadership breakfast
Students collect rubbish from mangroves
Two make public speaking finals
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Dancers perform at Showcase
Father's Day art
Recorder group and dancers perform
Soccer teams make it to finals
Team travels to Newcastle for Tournament of Minds
Children's author visits Pretty Beach
Child care worker named finalist
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Umina takes four places in NSW pool rescue team
Woy Woy wins in rugby union semi-finals
Life savers honoured at awards night
Roosters Firsts beaten in minor semi-final
Bowls day for prostate cancer research
Kingfisher Carnival held at Umina
Surf clubs invited to apply for grants

Rotary club sponsors stringed instrument scholarship

A plan by Woy Woy Rotary Club to sponsor up to 20 local children, aged 7 to 8, in a selective string instrument scholarship program has been welcomed by the Central Coast Conservatorium.

"We are looking for children interested in learning to play a stringed instrument such as the violin or cello, who may be participating in music programs or even just love to sing", said Conservatorium chief Mr Patrick Brennan.

The Targeted String Scholarship Program, worth $5000 per student, will support the families of the children over a five-year period.

Over the long term, it is expected to significantly bolster the number of children playing violin and cello on the Central Coast, according to Mr Brennan.

"These young instrumentalists will, in time, form the backbone of the Central Coast Youth Orchestra," Mr Brennan said.

"The Coast has a rich tradition of string instrument playing but there are currently lower numbers of students taking up these instruments.

"Over the last five years the Conservatorium has seen numbers double in education programs for woodwind, brass and percussions, probably due to students playing in bands in primary schools.

"It's time to see more students taking up string instruments to help balance the orchestral instrument equation.

"This will allow greater diversity in performance/educational opportunities and experiences for our youth."

Rotary Club of Woy Woy past president Mr Russell Grove said: "Well educated, interested and empowered young people will make Australia and the world a better plant in the future.

"The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is a vital part of the cultural environment of our community.

"If the Rotary Club of Woy Woy can assist with String Scholarships for talented and enthusiastic musicians from the Coast our whole community is enriched," he said.

The partnership between the Rotary Club of Woy Woy and the Conservatorium has enabled this scholarship program with the club pledging to donate $8000 per annum towards the scholarships over the next five years.

"I would encourage other Rotary Clubs on the Central Coast to take up a similar challenge," said Mr Grove.

Co-funded by Woy Woy Rotary and the Conservatorium, the program will see close to $100,000 of resources applied over the next five years in delivering a truly comprehensive music education.

The multifaceted music program is designed to generate core excellence similar to an elite sports program delivered by an institute of sport with spectacular outcomes for students involved in the musician program.

These students will become musical leaders in our community and as suggested by current research will more than likely become leaders in a broader sense, said Mr Brennan.

The program is set to start in Term 4 (October) this year.

The Conservatorium is seeking applications from families with an interest in a musical education for their children.

More detail is available on the Conservatorium website at https://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/string-musician-program

Applications close Wednesday, September 24 at 5pm.

Try-out for the scholarship is on Saturday, September 29, the first Saturday of the school holidays.

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