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Collapse Issue 463 - 11 Feb 2019Issue 463 - 11 Feb 2019
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Nature strip parking fines withdrawn after protest
On-demand bus service will extend into The Bays
Woy Woy wharf to receive $4M upgrade
Surf club members praised for rescue of injured man
A 60th and a 70th anniversary held on Valentines Day
Empire Bay post office closes after lease expires
West St development to be considered by Council
Car and trailer in water after 'launching mishap'
Farnell Rd decision likely before the end of March
Corkwood tree may stay on proposed nursing home site
Woy Woy celebrations attracts 12,000, says council
Wagstaffe flag-raising
New boat for Marine Rescue
Chamber describes tunnel as economic game-changer
Applicant to take Killcare fence dispute to court
Comment period extended for caravan park proposal
Marquart asks for flood maps to be added to plan
Community Garden consulted about new policy
Tree group meets with council staff about urban strategy
CWA branch meets with urban tree group
Workshop about draft climate change policy
No money for St Huberts Island dredging, council told
Act now to prevents oil and gas rigs, says activist
Balloon twisting for children
Peninsula group pampers homeless people
Police seek help after home invasion
Young man wanted over store theft
Memorial garden for dolphin receives a refresh
Volunteers recognised at special ceremony
Peninsula events in Seniors' Festival program
Peninsula events for women's festival
Vintage cars on show at Ettalong
Tesch greets man on treaty mission walk
Free counselling offered for problem gambling
Charity holds fundraiser in Ettalong
Wicks drops in on home park
Another example of short-sighted non-compliance
Accolades go to those who worked for wharf upgrade
Conservation claims require comment
Thanks for TV guide
Aged care facility says it supports Royal Commission
Stroke volunteer asks locals to tell of 'stroke champions'
Money raised for family with ill son
Peninsula Village development to start in March
Money donated to woman diagnosed with cancer
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Noel Coward play opens Little Theatre year
Umina artist wins exhibition
Double header special at folk club
New playground equipment ordered
Music bus visits Umina
Dinosaur toys wanted
Straight into schoolwork on first day back
Healthy Harold visits Ettalong
Kindergarten students start school
Five new teachers at Umina
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Ettalong confirmed for national bowls championships
Junior lifesaver of the year
Ocean Beach finishes seventh in junior championships
Jemma was part of successful NSW team
Swans recruit new AFL players
Female soccer players wanted

Stroke volunteer asks locals to tell of 'stroke champions'

Stroke Foundation Volunteer of the Year, Ms Brenda Booth of Woy Woy, is calling for nominations of Peninsula "stroke champions" in the Foundation's 2019 awards.

"Winning a Stroke Award was a very proud and humbling moment for me because there are so many people right across Australia who are doing a lot of amazing work to raise awareness, who achieve incredible personal goals post-stroke and who improve treatment, care and support for stroke survivors and their families.

"If you know someone who should be recognised for their dedication to stroke, please nominate them.

"It's a wonderful way of letting them know their efforts are appreciated and important," Ms Booth said.

Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.

It happens in an instant and its impact can be devastating, she said.

Stroke Foundation chief executive Ms Sharon McGowan said Ms Booth was a wonderful example of someone who has been strongly committed to stemming the tide of stroke for many years at a local, state and national level.

Ms Booth's contribution has included public speaking, advocating with members of parliament and involvement in Stroke Foundation campaigns, committees and activities.

"The Stroke Foundation wants to know about and celebrate people like Brenda, who are often quiet achievers who donate a great deal of their own time to lessen the burden of stroke on the community," Ms McGowan said.

"These individuals are collectively making a difference to the state of stroke in this country," she said.

The 2019 Stroke Foundation Stroke Awards run across six categories: Improving Life After Stroke, the Creative Award, Fundraiser of the Year, Courage Award, Volunteer of the Year and President's Achievement Award.

Nominations open on February 15.

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