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Collapse Issue 469 - 13 May 2019Issue 469 - 13 May 2019
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Fish kills could come with seismic testing - Abrahams
Dead fish came from commercial fishing
Councillors inspect Farnell Rd site
Public transport scores 65/100
Precinct committees suggested at residents' meeting
Fran turns 101
Ribbon awarded to cookery judge
Fire station opens its doors
Liberals promise $22M in road upgrades
Promises targeting the Peninsula
History of Robertson electorate
Polling booths
Mehrtens concerned about short-term accommodation
Nine-unit proposal referred to Ausgrid
Brewery proposal 'referred to applicant'
Aged care building construction 'on schedule'
Townhouse comment period still open
Approval for five townhouses
Capital works significantly over budget
Council to demolish after-school care building
Council abandons attempts to trap foxes
More attend Anzac events
Children at Anzac service 'encouraging'
Anzac service at surf club
Community association attends Anzac service
Rotary members attend dawn service
In-house Anzac commemoration
Rotary club honours final wishes
Soup and bread night for Rotary
Children learn to swim
Morning tea at Hardys Bay
Program for parents of adolescents
Trash and treasure raises $5000
Rotary hears about men's shed activities
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
PUDS aimed to balance growth with infrastructure
Time to think about a different society
Recycling machine - traffic, rubbish, noise and graffiti
Treat wetlands with more respect
Declare property portfolios
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Breast screening available until July
Volunteers sought by dementia services provider
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Woy Woy could become gay-friendly arts precinct
Folk club anniversary attracts 100 guests
Author to speak at Umina library
Arts grants close at month's end
Little Theatre presents Priestley classic
Workshop held for Flash Festival
Greeting cards donated
Artists open new exhibition
Troubadour to host gypsy jazz-makers
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Parents raise $29,000
Rewards for readers of fiction stories
Students offered a taste of beauty therapy course
Parents asked to be considerate
Anzac assembly at Umina campus
School crossing is upgraded
First place at Performing Arts Challenge
Campus shows support for farmers
Donations sought for Junkyard Playground
Parents asked to keep assembly area clear
School oval re-turfed
Aboriginal education worker starts
New gym program at Woy Woy South
Anzac Day special assembly
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Semi-finalists not recorded in official life saving results
Woy Woy beaten in 'most exciting' rugby union match
PCYC boxers win medals in Warsaw
Both parties promise new netball clubhouse
Two flags for Ettalong women bowlers
Floorball women are national champions
Women's soccer teams leave opponents pointless
Joshua wins nine medals at Arafura Games
Long-time member wins first major singles title
Surf club holds Nipper presentations
Favourites defeated in bowls singles championship
Swans to hold Pink Socks Day

Woy Woy could become gay-friendly arts precinct

Woy Woy could become a gay-friendly arts and culture precinct, according to a performance group describing itself as the Central Coast's leading LGBTQIA+ counter culture and arts organisation.

The Naughty Noodle Fun Haus group is currently planning "the Central Coast's first ever Pride festival", Twist Coastal Festival, to be held at venues across Umina, Woy Woy and Ettalong from October 4 to 6.

The ultimate goal of the Naughty Noodle was to bring visibility to the Central Coast's large but hidden LGBTQIA+ community, according to its chair, Mr Juan Iocco

"We are the third most populous region in NSW, with a population over 325,000.

"We are also the ninth largest urban area by population in Australia.

"Yet we are the only region in the top 10 most populated regions with zero LGBQIA+ visibility and, more specifically, no queer friendly inclusion, festival or celebration events," Mr Iocco said.

"Twist Coastal Festival will be the first LGBTQIA+ celebration of its kind for the Central Coast and it's happening exclusively across the Peninsula.

"This is ground breaking and is our opportunity to celebrate, build and strengthen community ties and cement the Peninsula as the Central Coast's major LGBTQIA+ arts, culture and inclusion destination.

"We are anticipating huge turnout of visitors from all over Australia which will bring a diverse mix of artists, performers, social-changers, culture-makers, communities and audiences together and we want to see as many Coasties, LGBTQIA+, questioning or otherwise, there with us," he said.

Naughty Noodle had already delivered several events across the Peninsula, including Summer Spandex, Clambake and most recently, Rayon Riot, all designed to give marginalised artists and entertainers opportunities while highlighting what locals can expect to see at the region's first ever Pride, he said.

For more information about Twist Coastal Festival, including how to get involved, is available on the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus website.





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