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19 Oct 2020
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Council seeks $100M loan 'to maintain liquidity'
Government won't 'bail out' Council, says Crouch
Not clear whether Murphy was advised of financial crisis
West Ward councillor response to council financial crisis
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Heritage ferry has its engine replaced
Peninsula has highest numbers of elderly,
Wheelchair converted to multi-purpose cart
Provisional driver charged following Pearl Beach crash
Elections to be held for Ettalong Diggers
Alcohol-free zones are re-established
Construction certificate issued for three units
Application to renovate Booker Bay marina
New proposal received for Ettalong site
Water mostly good for swimming, says council report
Path to be built at Pearl Beach?
Application for two-lot subdivision
Bridge club to seek review of community centre use
Umina to host women's network meeting
Ride to Work Day ride
Raffle held in lieu of Opera in the Arboretum
Rotary club plans to start dementia cafe
Rotary members celebrate hat day
High tea at the arboretum
Raffle raises almost $3000 for Pearl Beach hall
Club hears about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Almost no rain falls
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Beachgoers deserve to feel safe
Inconvenient track work
Fake traffic studies for development applications?
Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice
No reason why bridge ritual should not continue
Getting rid of states has complications
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Infectious visitors 'no risk', says health chief
Meditation group to raise funds for Lifeline
Hospital encourages traditional mental health therapies
Grant improves the walk to podiatry service
Eczema sufferer takes advantage of telehealth
Donations received for children's charity
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Folk club to hold first live concert since restrictions
Koala painting donated to arboretum
Art trail was 'well received'
Art gallery returns to regular hours
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College delivered football course online
Breakfast club to run four days a week
Band practice resumes
Mobile dental clinic expected at Ettalong next month
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Jemma Smith to compete with Newport
Plans for 'spot' skatepark in Woy Woy or Ettalong
Lachlan helps save Port Jackson sharks
Umina United takes over-45s title
Teeball and modball players wanted
Veteran Pairs bowls finals
Disabled Surfers cancel December event

Art gallery returns to regular hours

An Ettalong art gallery has returned to regular opening hours and has launched a new art exhibition, New Beginnings.

Art Studios Cooperative director Ms Leasha Craig said the Bay Gallery had experienced lockdown and shortened hours for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

"We have a lot more people coming through now and appreciating that we are open," Ms Craig said.

"Initially we shut down for three months from March, which then changed to just weekends.

"All the artists thought they would get a bit of work done in their studios during Covid-19, but that didn't happen either.

"I suppose we all felt a bit lost without the gallery."

Ms Craig said the current New Beginnings exhibition was about life after the pandemic, the appreciation of social interaction, and a fresh start.

The exhibition includes work from six different artists and covers a range including paintings, sculptures, digital work, abstract art, and figurative art.

Ms Craig said a development application had been approved for the Bay Gallery which allowed for a new outdoor awning on the building.

She said the plan was to have a sculpture constructed on top of the new awning.

"We are going through the process of getting approval for the sculpture, but it will be quite spectacular once it's displayed on top of the gallery."





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