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Collapse Issue 462 - 28 Jan 2019Issue 462 - 28 Jan 2019
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Fire destroys Umina Mall
Panel signals nursing home approval in rare bushland
Community garden seeks help after fire
Woman airlifted from walking track
Aboriginal basket-making at Pearl Beach
Association to speak against fence
Fledgling kookaburra 'reunited' with its parents
Rotary club farewells exchange student
Bill Cook receives Australia Day honour
David Thompson awarded for services to lifesaving
Political candidate leads under-water clean-up
Panel listens to nursing home developer and objectors
Peninsula planning is 'sorely tested', says ACF branch
Association wants local planning provisions
Businesses affected by Umina Mall fire
Umina Mall site could have bright future, says Mehrtens
Rotary club to celebrate 44 years
Homeless care packs target exceeded
Fire brigade receives $6000 grant
James Browne Oval to get upgrade
Beach groups seeks more Peninsula residents
CWA members 'deconstruct' wedding gowns
Police investigate restaurant hold-up
Donations for Mary Mac's Place
Rotary club elects new president
Council accepts grant applications
Nominations open for Rotary awards
Trivia night for Friends fans
Woy Woy confectionary features in tourism campaign
Newly-weds start new anti-waste business
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Mayor should convene meetings about development
Non-complying approvals change planning controls
West St development of concern
Use smaller buses on Killcare peninsula
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Man taken to hospital with multiple wasp stings
Daughter gives a special kind of support
Surgeon encourages women to stop drinking alcohol
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Dancing by the Water attracts 20 dancers
Rotary club holds 14th Opera in the Arboretum
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Hoping to bring samurai arts to life
Mentoring program offered to Year 6 boys
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Ocean Beach comes ninth in junior carnival
Jemma in top 10 kayak placings
State bowls team to play at Ettalong
First charity bowls for the year
Hundreds expected for children's events

Beach groups seeks more Peninsula residents

The founder of a community group that meets regularly at Umina Beach said he would love to see more Peninsula residents at the group's monthly gatherings.

Central Coast Conscious Community was founded by Mr Joe Figliano in January 2016 for the purpose of "unity, bringing conscious leaders of the Central Coast together to connect with each other and create a healthier community".

He said the group has now grown to over 900 people.

According to Mr Figliano, the group has evolved into heart-centred space gatherings which led to a more stable core team of individuals with a passion to facilitate the community group.

"In December a collaboration with a local Umina full moon drumming group opened up opportunity for more connection and celebration," Mr Figliano said.

"For January, other groups and individuals were invited to join to celebrate with us and because of that and people spreading the word, over 400 people gathered, not only from the Central Coast but also from Sydney and Newcastle.

"Bringing firewood, food, drums, fire spinners, tables for food and other goodies for people to share.

"There was drumming and music, dancing, singing, hula hooping, fire twirling, meditation and storytelling by the fire," he said.

Mr Figliano said the purpose of the Umina Beach event was to provide a platform for people to come together from all over the Central Coast to celebrate the Coast's thriving community.

"The vision is for all the various groups and individuals on the Central Coast to come together to celebrate loving community, to connect and to share in an alcohol and drug-free environment which is safe for children with a friendly vibe for adults.

"All are welcome.

"There are no barriers and diversity is abundant, regardless of age, culture, and orientation.

"For some people a side benefit also happens to be improved mental health," Mr Figliano said.

The group's next Full Moon Gathering event at Umina Beach will be held from 6pm on February 23 at Kiddies Corner.

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