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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
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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
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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
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
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
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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
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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

Two gardens featured in open gardens scheme

Two gardeners living on the Peninsula have had their gardens selected as part of the Gosford District Open Gardens scheme.

The gardens of Ms Alva Bell of Umina and Ms Gaby Porter of Pearl Beach are among 10 gardens across the region to be open to the public over the weekend of September 28 and 29.

The scheme is being run by a committee of nine gardeners who approached Central Coast Council for sponsorship.

Committee president Ms Dot Kite said residents were encouraged to visit their local gardens on the day.

"Visitors can gather ideas to take home and incorporate into their own gardens or simply to visit and be amazed at the diversity and flair evident in the gardens on show.

"The garden owners will be in attendance to give firsthand information on growing the plants that are to be seen in their gardens and to answer any garden related questions that foster the love of gardening," she said.

Ms Kite said each garden was unique with no two being the same in size, scope or planting.

Ms Kite said Ms Bell's garden featured vivid colours and old world charm.

"Alva has garden beds filled with annuals, perennials, topiary shrubs and climbers together with a pergola housing an array of pots filled with ferns, giant anthuriums and begonias.

"This garden is lovingly manicured and Alva has won numerous garden competitions over the past 30 years."

Ms Kite said Ms Porter's garden was a bush garden which is used to display her sculptures.

"Gaby is a renowned sculptress who relates her art to nature, and trails through her garden reveal her outstanding works of art."

A comprehensive guide to each featured garden is available on the Gosford Open Gardens website, Council information centres, libraries and selected nurseries around the Coast.

This event will support the Elsie's Retreat charity.

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