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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
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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
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
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
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
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

Umina was top-performing surf life saving club

Umina was the top performing Central Coast club at the 2019 NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships hosted by Swansea Belmont SLSC at Blacksmiths Beach from March 8 to 10.

It finished in sixth spot, going one better than its seventh place finish in the 2018 championships.

Surf Lifesaving NSW communications officer Ms Elise Hancock said: "Umina's fortunes were given a boost by the performances of Jemma Smith, super strong and focused as always, with wins including the Open Female Champion Lifesaver and the prestigious Open Ironwoman title, Open Ski and along with Mimosa Henderson and Rachel Wood, took out the Open Female Taplin.

"The girls were joined by Bronte Smith to win gold in the Open Female Rescue Tube Rescue event with Jemma also placing second in the Open Female Board race," Ms Hancock said.

New recruit for Umina, Bailey Johns, was also successful at the championships taking out the Under 19 Board Race and second place in the Under 19 Ironman.

"Umina's strength in the lifesaving events is solid with athletes picking up medals in a range of disciplines," Ms Hancock said.

"While these events often receive less profile, they are based on real skills needed by lifesavers to perform rescues and save lives.

"These are the guys you want around if you're ever in trouble," she said.

Other standout performers for Umina included: Matthew Kearney taking out the title of NSW Under-15 Male Champion Lifesaver, Kirsten Miller as NSW Under-17 Female Champion Lifesaver and Bethwyn Caller claiming the Under-15 Female title.

Bethwyn also combined with Jack Sloane to win the Under-15 Mixed First Aid competition.

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