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Collapse Issue 477 - 02 Sep 2019Issue 477 - 02 Sep 2019
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Council to receive confidential report about Umina Mall
Save Our Woy Woy criticises local planning panel move
Peninsula's endangered bushland 'of importance'
Grandfather riled by slow reponse to asbestos on beach
Two gardens featured in open gardens scheme
Strom talk to become annual event
Application for single-story multi-dwelling development
House on hillside approved at Pretty Beach
Arboretum celebrates 43rd birthday
Hope to reintroduce koalas to Pearl Beach
Council declares 'climate emergency'
No balloons at council events
Umina supermarket offers 'quiet hour'
Proposed gym complies with planning guidelines
Community asked to forget it had seen parking plans
Tourism officer signs up as open space champion
Council herbicide motion to go to conference
Answer to councillor gives no further detail on skate park
Marquart calls motion supporters 'the great unwashed'
Vietnam veterans attend war memorial
Development approvals
Drag queen bingo night
Mingaletta presents certificate of appreciation
Mary Mac's Place receives more than $5000
Schools open for Education Week
Fire brigade helps locals prepare for fire season
Bays' bus shelter vandalised
Film screening for Ugandan women
Donation to Mary Mac's
Police Paddle to start from Ettalong
Umina CWA holds garage sale for Awareness Week
Concert band performs for aged care residents
Break-ins reported
Worm farm donated to nursing home
Where is the replanting of trees?
We have have to breathe life into the area
Unless development changes, heat trend will continue
Run down in the carpark
Vietnam veterans leading by example
State Member working for us
I do miss the duck
Hospital auxiliary donates equipment for wound care
Raising funds for research into genetic disease
Young authentic and social hangout at Ettalong
Lost bird project to aid mental health
Paper planes donated for mental health awareness
Doctor honoured for service
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Foundation to award $42,000 of arts grants
Memorial hall filled to capacity for farewell
Art show success at The Bays
Photographer recognised for work with newborn babies
Students participate in mock council
Raising funds for specialty high school
Performances at primary schools
Formal wear thrift shop
HSC information night
Students make prosthetic legs
Junior Master Chef competition
Administration team celebrated
Science fair displays cover range of topics
Umina performs at school showcase
Staff members pick up awards
Ettalong wins women's soccer semi-final
Proposal to merge touch associations
McEvoy Oval secured for pre-season Little Aths
Women's rugby union team move to preliminary final
Bradman Best debuts with Knights
Tristan chosen for baseball training camp
Lions hold annual yabby race
Club raises more than $10,000
Charity bowls attracts 24 bowlers
Baseball registration open
Trial day for softball
Surf clubs prepare for season
Netball celebration for end of season
Athletes return from cross country championships
Touch football player selected
Soccer trophies presented
Bowling club president re-elected

Foundation to award $42,000 of arts grants

The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts has announced a record $42,000 worth of grants will be awarded to 24 aspiring artists through its 2019 Arts Grants program.

President Mr John Bell said this year's crop of artists were some of the most exceptional the Foundation had ever seen, prompting the record number of grants.

"Every year I am astonished at the depth of talent among young people from the Central Coast and 2019 is no exception," Mr Bell said.

"Indeed, the level of artistry seems to be improving, which is impressive, since it was already at a high level."

The 24 grants cover a wide range of artistic pursuits, including traditional and classical dance, contemporary and classical music, sculpture, filmmaking, painting, puppetry and musical theatre.

Mr Bell said: "Most are one-off awards to assist young people with tuition, materials and equipment, upgrading instruments, and the like.

"This year we have also two grants that will help cover fees for post-graduate studies at prestigious overseas universities.

"For the first time, we are offering a three year scholarship to amazing young guitarist, Min Anh, to help him complete his music degree at Sydney University," Mr Bell.

Among the 24 grant awardees two were local.

They are Empire Bay's Ms Maddy Bell and Killcare Height's Ms Elissa Koppen.

Mr Bell said the record grant funding this year was made possible due to increases in number and value of donations.

"Donors are responding to the demonstrated success of grants program artists and in turn have given their support.

"It is heartening to see such faith in our young people and commitment to their future," Mr Bell said.

The grants will be formally awarded during a presentation at Wagstaffe Hall on November 10.

Several recipients will perform at the presentation and film director Mr Bruce Beresford will be interviewed by Mr Bell about his career, including his latest film, Ladies in Black.

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