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21 Sep 2020
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Wicks called to intervene in bridge dispute
Policy changed to allow burning at Patonga properties
Online and on-site voting for Diggers' board
Chickens hatch at Woy Woy
Woy Woy bingo resumes in Ettalong
Council to spend $7.5 million from contribution plans
He can remember the Harbour Bridge being built
Brigade offers online advice instead of open day
CWA branch receives grant for internet and television
Trolley loads of groceries donated to Mary Mac's Place
No firm date for water main project, despite 22 breaks
Over-55s village is almost finished
House demolition permitted
Changes approved for renovations at club
Proposal for three two-storey units
Application for granny flat display centre
Councillors achieve three years in office
House fire attended by 40 firefighters
CWA branch sells jams and pickles
Rotary hears about rainforest book
Rotary club makes workmanship award
Men's Shed annual meeting
Recognised with life membership
Library opening hours extended
Book fair postponed until restrictions are eased
Food and wine donated for fundraising raffle
Peninsula businesses named as awards finalists
Below average rainfall so far this month
Raising money while walking the streets
Support sought for funding application
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Take your own trolley if you want to put your dog in it
Dog poo is a pollutant and health hazard
Use of bikes in parks is not black and white
Spend taxpayer and ratepayer money for all
Frustrated with trend to advertising litter?
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Second aged care provider pays bonus shortfall
New resident moves in at 103
Aged care home reviews future in-person visits
Podcasts made for Women's Health Week
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Arts Trail held on long weekend
Bouddi Foundation awards initial round of grants
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Students discover flying fox skull
Student finishes in top five of national music competition
CWA branch sponsors student excursions and activities
Student reports on Girrakool and Bulgandry excursions
Yuki completes five-month leadership program
School photos taken individually
Scholarship available for Bays resident
Excursion to outdoor education camp
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Umina surf club hold awards presentation online
Three finals played at Umina on 'Super Saturday'
Junior touch accepts registrations
'Come and try' water polo
Bicycle group holds 'coffee cruise' to Woy Woy
Netball results
Soccer results
Bridge club attendance halves

Rotary hears about rainforest book

Tascott author Mr Peter Fisher has spoken at the Rotary Club of Umina Beach about his new book, Tales from the Rainforest.

The book details the history and heritage of different forests in the area, and includes walking trails, tourism spots, plant collection and water sources.

Mr Fisher presented his book to the members of the club along with some information and historical photographs, including copies of 100-year-old postcards and aboriginal carvings.

He also spoke about local reserves like Dillon's Farm near Woy Woy tip, Somersby Falls, Waterfall Bay, Kendall's Rock, Katandra Reserve, and the Forest of Tranquillity.

Members learned that Somersby Falls has a long history of live-in caretakers dating back to the 1800s, with Piles Creek named after the first caretakers, Henry and Annie Piles.

Tales from the Rainforest will be launched at Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford, on November 14.





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