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20 Jan 2020
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Umina power blackout on 43 degree day
Council approves plans for IOOF housing site
Australia Day celebrations to be held at Woy Woy
'Business as usual' despite factory fire
'We're not guilty,' says aged care provider
Busy day for Marine Rescue
Ettalong to get a spruce-up
Fire at Woy Woy tip took 90 minutes to locate
Call for more council funding for free open-air film nights
New proposal submitted for six-storey development
Hardware store proposal criticised by neighbours
Woy Woy CWA donates to Disaster Relief
Free emergency accommodation offered
Ministers' association holds prayers for bushfire victims
CWA branch delivers donations to South Coast
Community raises $14,000 for Pearl Beach fire brigade
Sewing bee to help injured wildlife
Arboretum receives second $20,000 grant
Group plans to plant 100 trees
New community garden in Umina
Talk about tree hollows as habitat
First Bays' breakfast of the year
Rotary club chooses exchange student
Free putt putt golf for children
Titanic theme for Pearl Beach dinner
Cinema under the stars
Taking part in breakfast program
Councillors need to say no to destruction of our lifestyle
Turn down temperature in the Peninsula oven
Council has forgotten it is there to ensure equal rights
Council should pause and question population targets
Why do we bother with council and its elected officials?
Permanent budget needed to keep waterways open
Act on dredging and bad driving, but not roundabout
Find time to toast success
Watering grass and concrete
Constructive political action is needed
Climate action rejected for 40 years
Men's activities result in improvement to well-being
Prosthetic limbs donated to 29 children
Cricket club raises $519 for cancer support
Film about gut health to be shown in Ettalong
Hospital staff provide drought aid and firefighter support
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Aboriginal history group shows four films
Choir holds registration day
Young singer wins music competition
English singer at folk club
Teachers' photos in social media campaign
Fun fair to show centre's program
Aged care course to be held again
Jemma Smith wins silver in debut appearance
Netball player conducts training session at Woy Woy
Graded Pairs held at Umina
Bowling clubs name Club Persons

Community raises $14,000 for Pearl Beach fire brigade

The Pearl Beach community has raised about $14,000 for the local fire brigade through two sausage sizzles at the weekly family bingo nights in the Memorial Hall.

The idea was initiated by the Pearl Beach Safety Advisory Group with help from members of the Pearl Beach Progress Association.

Association communications officer Ms Lynne Lillico said the Pearl Beach brigade needed additional equipment that was not automatically provided by the Rural Fire Service.

"Their wish list includes two-way radios for the local community volunteers, night lights at the Pearl Beach station, fit-out for the station extension, and another community fire unit trailer including equipment," Mrs Lillico said.

"The unit volunteers do not have any two-way radios, and the ones the RFS volunteers have need updating."

Mrs Lillico said an overwhelming response on both days from visitors and the local community through raffles sales, cash donations and the sausage sizzle sales.

"Raffle prize contents were generously donated by local businesses and residents and hampers packed with a variety of goodies plus gift vouchers were offered as prizes on both days."

State Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch and Federal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks both attended, acknowledged the effort of the brigade and congratulated the local community for generously supporting it.

Mrs Lillico said the two events would not have been possible without the support from Pearl Beach residents who selflessly gave of their time in planning, selling raffle tickets, shopping, setting up, barbecue preparation and cooking.

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