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Development action groups to consider joining forces
Mehrtens questions generator pollution at Woy Woy tip
Palm Beach ferry runs aground
Technical failure blamed for ferry grounding
Nursing home approved for sensitive bushland
ACF branch to raise Hillview St objections with Ministers
Celebrating 100 years
Approval to strata subdivide Atlantis building
Chamber calls for 'swift action' on local planning panels
CCTV cameras installed at Umina
Anzac Day services around the Peninsula
Veterans' families to receive commemorate crosses
Environment network to screen seismic testing film
Labor promises second Ettalong foreshore project
Money raised to restore community garden
Almost a tonne of waste taken from Empire Bay waters
Feedback wanted on water price drop
Charity run to include new event
Bays group holds annual meeting
Easter book fair held for 43rd time
Events planned for Youth Week
Free school holiday activities
Free activities for families with young children
Kids' market will have Easter theme
Volunteers receive community service awards
Pride of workmanship awards have been presented
Rotary to develop better communication strategies
Ulysses motorcycle club looks for new members
CWA members take out competition awards
CWA vegan scones in demand at festival
Trees planted at CWA hall
Men's Shed to hold garage sale
Dinghy retrieved from channel
Garage sale for Sydney eye hospital
Produce swap at community garden
Easter hat parade
Elders speak on Harmony Day
Suicide awareness program to run at community centre
Charity lunch for disabled surfers' association
Pre-school children visit retirement village
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Ettalong commercial zone should have three-storey limit
We need to address State planning laws
Time for exhaustive consultation again
Controls are designed to prevent the worst development
Seriously reckless behaviour in school traffic
Consider an independent
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Creating a 'warmer softer environment'
Cancer diagnosis was at once a relief and devastating
New plastic surgeon at hospital
Knitting blankets for charity
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Author to speak at art exhibition launch
New gallery has launched
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Text messages used to chase parents of absentees
Musicians and singers perform under the stars
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Photography students make pin-hole camera
Grant for a new garden
Selling cakes on election day
Chinese folk dancers for Harmony Day
Students learn history from Grandpa Fred
Hall redevelopment
Learning about native wildlife
Parents' group seeks volunteers
Keep sick children at home, principal asks
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Jemma Smith named for three international events
Southern Spirit juniors finish an undefeated season
Ettalong junior part of winning Central Coast bowls side
Umina juniors contest grand final
Bowlers celebrate work of their patron
All swimmers competed in finals
Rugby league players selected for schoolboy teams
Stridsman trains in Colorado Springs
Jemma Smith featured in national campaign
Ettalong competes in summer league
Ettalong women's major singles final

Money raised to restore community garden

The Peninsula Environment Group has raised more than $360 at a local shopping centre to restore the Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden from recent fire damage.

The money raised at Deepwater Plaza Shopping Centre will go towards replacing the garden's storage shed and other equipment which had been destroyed in a series of arson attacks earlier this year.

Garden coordinator Ms Tania Haydn said the group had been touched by the level of support they had received since reports of the garden's plight surfaced.

"The outpour of support from the community has been amazing," Ms Haydn said.

"Ever since the major arson attack where we lost the shed we've had people donating to our fundraiser on Go Fund Me, but we've also had people donating all sorts of things from watering cans to wheelbarrows," Ms Haydn said.

According to Ms Haydn, the group was focusing its efforts on raising funds as the burnt-out garden shed will need to be removed and replaced before volunteers can get the garden's day-to-day operations back on track.

Ms Haydn said the group had applied for grant funding through Central Coast Council and Clubs NSW to replace the shed and for new fencing and security cameras.

The grant funding will also be applied to new security measures the group hopes to install.

"We're hopeful we can get the garden where we want it to be within the next 12 months and then we can all get back to the core work of the garden, improving and educating our community," Ms Haydn said.

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