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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
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Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

School holiday activities announced

Central Coast Council has released its April school holidays program.

Several aquatic activities will run throughout the holidays at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.

Inflatables and waterslide sessions will be held at the pool from 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm between April 15 and 26.

These activities are included in the pool entry fee.

Parents are advised that children must be capable swimmers to partake in either the inflatable course or the waterslide as no floatation devices will be allowed on the equipment.

Parents are also advised that children should be under 100kgs to be in the inflatable course and taller than 1.1m to use the waterslide.

Swimming clinics will be held at the centre throughout the holidays, with a learn-to-swim program running suitable for ages three and up and a breaststroke and diving clinic also taking place.

Bookings for both clinics are essential and incur additional costs.

A squad camp session will take place at the centre from 8:30am on April 15.

The two-hour session will focus on developing swimmers' stroke and professional knowledge.

It is required that swimmers be able to complete 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly swims and have a basic understanding of starts and turns.

Bookings are essential.

A beginners skateboarding clinic for girls will be held from 11am on April 15 at Umina Skate Park.

It is free to attend but places are limited and bookings are essential.

The Peninsula Leisure Centre will hold a jumping castle session for children aged two to 12 from 1pm to 3pm on April 16 and from 11am to 1pm on April 17 and 24. A charge applies.

Woy Woy Library will hold a superhero training and acrobatics show on April 18.

Hosted by a team from Action Reaction Entertainment, participants will learn some basic acrobatic skills and are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite superhero.

It will be suitable for ages four to 10, and bookings are essential.

A series of upcycle workshops will come to Umina Library on April 23.

Up first is a terrarium-making workshop which gets underway from 10am, followed by a bee and insect hotel making workshop at 12pm and concluding with an autumn leaf art session at 2pm.

Suitable for ages five to 12, the upcycle events are free but places are limited so bookings are essential.

Parents are advised that they must book for each individual upcycle workshop.

Council director Ms Julie Vaughan said the Council's school holiday program was fast becoming a popular resource for locals and visitors looking for activities to get involved in during the holidays.

"The program, available on line, is designed so you can easily identify activities suitable for your children, and register for them.

Central Coast mayor Cr Jane Smith said Council wanted to support local families to care for and entertain the children during the school holidays.

"We have options for families looking for full-day supervised activities right through to quick activities for just an hour or two," Cr Smith said.

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