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29 Jun 2020
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Road works receive $1.4 million in government funding
Community events granted $42,000
Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens
Phegans Bay rock climber rescued by helicopter
Funds committed to improve facilities for commuters
Certificate issued for rail tunnel phone tower
Investigation under way after human jawbone found
Council to look into installing soap in public toilets
Soap is the best hand cleaner, student experiment finds
Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show
Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced
Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90
Construction certificate for $2.3 million gymnasium
Application to build three townhouses
Construction certificate for Ettalong multi-dwellings
Council biodiversity strategy to be redrafted
Councillors decide to attend briefings remotely
Landscaping work in Woy Woy town centre
Dedicated team for Woy Woy
Libraries re-open on a limited basis
Progress association launches online fundraising effort
Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website
Planning Panel proves to be more costly, says Tesch
Rate notices to include hardship advice
New Rotary president at Woy Woy
No clear Covid roadmap for tourism, Tesch claims
Support line advertised in shopping centres
MP recognises a Woy Woy business in parliament
One quarter of average rainfall recorded for June
Someone needed to stand up to buzzword-led invasion
Call to Council to publish a full response
Are public toilets cleaned regularly and well?
Commuter bus could not be booked by phone
Average bloke cannot afford extra tolls
Economic Strategy is same meaningless flummery
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Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned
Award winner finds success as 'mature model'
Gallery re-opens in Ettalong
Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
Archaeological dig to be conducted at school
Pick up and drop off rules enforced
Kindergarten information sessions to be held in July
Music bus returns after hiatus
Bowling greens re-open for normal use this week
Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'
Woy Woy Lions resume training
Life Saving Club prepares for 100th birthday

Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned

The Patonga Project is seeking accounts from people of their experiences and memories of Patonga.

The Project released a publication entitled Stories from Patonga in 2010.

"It is a collection of stories from 33 people who lived in Patonga between 2006 and 2010," said co-ordinator Ms Jennifer Evans.

"It is not an historical account, but rather a collection of those people's memories that sometimes gave glimpses of Patonga's history."

Work has now started on a new edition, More Stories from Patonga.

"These books are essentially a collection of people's stories and they can't be done without people contributing their memories.

"Stories from Patonga is a feel-good sort of a read.

"It is not rocket science, nor will it ever be a best seller.

"But it did give people a smile and helps to preserve some of the memories that make Patonga such a special place.

"We expect the same with More Stories from Patonga."

Ms Evans said that with coronavirus restrictions being lifted, work on the new edition could proceed.

"In the first edition, I would sit with people and have a chat about their experiences and memories of Patonga.

"The conversation was recorded and later transcribed.

"Now, we have developed an additional pathway.

"You can also send me a story.

"The only rules are: There must be some relationship to Patonga and you can't make any comment that others might find hurtful.

"Photographs make the story come alive.

"I can help you to edit the story and scan photos or help in any way that I can," said Ms Evans.

"You have final editing rights and can withdraw your consent to use the story at any time up to publication.

"When we have a collection, we will publish it and have a book launch in the hall for all contributors.

"The last book launch was enjoyed by everyone."

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