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Woy Woy could see up to 6000 new dwellings
Woy Woy to be 'high density' residential and office area
Population projected to grow less than national average
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Statement is tragic reflection of planning system
Only interested in inappropriate development?
Travesty to take park from so many who enjoy it
Council is destroying a wonderful place to live
Strategic plan is as much use as a hole in the head
Residents are completely ignored
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Parking meters and carpark with shuttle bus proposed
Coastal walking track to undergo $1.4 million upgrade
Conservatorium artistic director airlifted to Sydney
Jayne Mote named volunteering 'living legend'
Helicopter patrols power lines for bushfire prevention
Council to act on lagoon plan, seven years later
Feedback opportunity for Mt Ettalong Reserve
Keep natural look and feel at Mt Ettalong, survey finds
Tesch wants ideas for shared public spaces
Council approves work on Umina CWA hall
Rotary club makes donations to regional charities
Boat ramp closed
Rotary club hosts international speaker online
CWA work continues despite restrictions
Volunteer recognised for 15 years of pet therapy
Council rebrands bushcare program
Council chief keeps power to decide all tenders
Tesch calls for bee industry recovery plan
Restrictions on passenger numbers 'unworkable'
Local business vital in unprecedented times, says MP
Club hears about Rotary project in Nepal
Police seek whereabouts of missing woman
Aged care resident pays surprise visit for 94th birthday
Lottery win
Project wants reports of whale sightings
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Fuel prices: Talking, writing and urging is not working
Plastic debris on beaches almost unbelievable
Try local police station for lost keys
Make dog signs bigger
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Pearl Beach music scholarship concert is postponed
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Woy Woy loses demountable classroom
Social distancing not required on buses, says operator
Year Five opportunity class placements delayed
Kindergarten information sessions rescheduled
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Surfing coach wins award
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Wrecked at Bouddi Point
Paddle steamer wreck gives Maitland Bay its name

Aged care resident pays surprise visit for 94th birthday

A resident of a local aged care facility has surprised his wife for her 94th birthday after being apart for over three months.

Peninsula Village resident Mr Bill Bartlett had been separated from his wife, Betty, since March.

Bill was admitted into Jack Aldous House at Peninsula Villages in 2019 while Betty still lived at the family home.

Betty had health issues and, when the coronavirus social restrictions began, it became difficult for the married couple to reunite.

However, with the improvement of Betty's health and the easing of social restrictions, Bill decided to take the opportunity to be at his wife's side for her birthday.

"Bill had been a little sad last week knowing that it was his wife's birthday coming up and he wasn't going to be able to spend it with her," said Peninsula Villages chief executive Mr Shane Neaves.

"Our team put the plans in place to take Bill to Betty for a visit.

"Before now they had never spent this long apart in 73 years of marriage."



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