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8 Feb 2021
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Centrelink move to Woy Woy heralds 'new era' - Wicks
Tesch condemns Ettalong service centre closure
Public inquiry could be held into Central Coast Council
Tesch calls for public inquiry into 'failed amalgamation'
Busy Australia Day for Marine Rescue
Lions Club 'astounded' by cake sale success
Real estate agent tells of Peninsula challenges
Proposal adds car spaces and mezzanine to Umina Mall
South St proposal attracts second-most comments
Council administration extended three months
Administrator releases three-month report
Referendum on having nine councillors
Celebrating 60,000 years of human history
'But the dog ate my ... cake'
Ferry has hull restored
Posthumous OAM to Geoff Melville
Honour for service to women in business
Car boot sale resumes after long break
Umina Community Group receives recognition
Arts and crafts centre seeks a treasurer
Men's Shed provides a mower that cannot be started
Grant to paint Patonga hall
Peninsula events for women's festival
Next year's leaders chosen for Woy Woy Rotary club
Men's Shed seeks trainers and teachers
Working bee at arboretum
Cherished model yacht successfully restored
January rainfall one third below average
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Open letter to acting Council CEO
Display raised a record $1956
Democracy is fragile: be careful what you wish for
Is PUDS dead?
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Aged care man visits his parents
Rotary club continues music therapy project
Three aged care residents turn 100
Hospital offers nursing diploma scholarships
Coronavirus testing starts at Sea Scouts hall
Solicitors donate time to helicopter rescue service
Visitor restrictions relaxed
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Talent agencies seek extras in Umina
Students complete first lesson in watercolours
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Rotary club donates backpacks to Umina campus
Reading for 10 minutes a day 'makes a difference'
Umina school holds swimming carnival on Friday
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Philip Westcott named Ettalong bowler of the year
Men's Fours decided at the Everglades
State bowls championship starts Wednesday
Australia Day Pairs bridge results
Southern Spirit cricket results
Bridge events planned
Ride from Woy Woy to Cowan
Selected for university rugby squad
Second round of Handicap Pairs
Activities resume at PCYC
Philip Westcott wins Bowler of the Year trophy

Celebrating 60,000 years of human history

Activities held at Pearl Beach on Australia Day, January 26, have celebrated the 60,000-year human history of the continent and raised $1650 for the Mingeletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation in Umina.

The activities were organised by the Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group and the Pearl Beach Progress Association, with proceeds going to Mingaletta for the fourth year.

History Group organiser Ms Peggy Todd said 20 families entered the sand sculpture competition this year.

Other competitions included the Aussie Beach best-dressed family or group, thong throwing and coo-ee calling.

"Volunteers toiled from 6am to prepare a Covid-safe environment," she said.

"Pearl Beach loves an inclusive community event and everyone, including the barbecue crew, worked hard for Mingaletta."

She said proceeds from the day would be presented to Mingaletta's Auntie Dianne Edwards to help fund the group's activities and programs.

Progress association president Mr Russell Grove said Mingaletta was "a great initiative worthy of our support", providing a range of activities, including health, welfare and educational programs.

He said lamingtons and watermelon, "traditional Australian treats", were also available for sale to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

A competition to guess how many Australian-invented Minties and Fantales there were in the large jar was also held.

He said the progress association had organised activities on Australia Day for many years.

"This year was no different except for the restrictions and procedures in place as a result of Covid-19.

"It was a great morning of fun and laughter bringing enjoyment to all who participated."





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