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Pocket parks face renewed threat, says reserves group
Woy Woy postmaster retires after 35-year career
Council approves five-storey hotel for Ettalong
Video meeting of community groups welcomed
Masterplan on display for second time
Draft plan envisages revitalisation of Woy Woy
Draft strategy 'well-considered and consistent', says Cox
Council appoints panel, but records its objection
Hardy's Bay club seeks $100,000 to avoid closure
Clothing ready for distribution
Rotary club connects with English club in video call
Salvos asks for online donations for Red Shield Appeal
Open space and footpath projects continue
Powers of council chief to be reviewed
Chamber of Commerce joins in Buy Local campaign
Many gamblers helped by lockdown, says counsellor
Ideas wanted for Wagstaffe Square garden
Residents asked to check their eligibility for vouchers
Donations sought of study and care packages
CWA produce becomes raffle prizes
Tip re-opens
Aged care facilities receive extra funding
Stores to re-open
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Council starts to respond to lack of toilet soap
Local planning panel is a win for developers
Deserving public acknowledgement
Rotary thanks patrons and sponsors
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Approval for Woy Woy aged care $12 million alterations
Fundraising for rescue helicopter by kayak
Staff look over new aged care wing
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Fifth time lucky for Archibald Prize entrant?
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Online access for religious and ethics education
Maintenance work carried out over Easter break
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New water play park at Leisure Centre
Surf club uses grant to buy tractor
Roosters junior registration continues
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Tribute to Pearl Beach fire brigade
Brigade formed early to fight fires at Pearl Beach
... and the fires continue

Deserving public acknowledgement

There's one person in this quiet village of Wagstaffe who, during the disruptions of the coronavirus, has been such a hero to the community that she deserves public acknowledgement.

The Wagstaffe General Store is old style in appearance, as befits a heritage building harking back to the days when this part of the Coast was dominated by the shacks of fishing people.

The store is also old style - in the best sense - in what it offers: which is to say, everything!

Coffees, milkshakes, fish and chips, bread, cakes, milk, lollies, fruit and veggies, newspapers and magazines, the keys to the community hall and the tennis court, a community library, and a post office.

Presiding over all this is one person, the manager, Keron Irving.

In the best of times, pre-Corona, Keron worked 12-hour days, seven days a week, month after month, year after year.

Now, during the Corona time, when so much else has been closed down, Keron still works 12-hour days, seven days a week.

With her loyal and cheerful staff, supported by a community that loves her, Keron put in place safety routines that have kept customers and staff out of danger and able to live as near as possible to "real life as we used to know it."

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