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13 Dec 2021
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Regional plan unclear on intentions for the Peninsula
Workshop about planning on the Peninsula discussed
Residents' group calls for 'healthy' ambulance station
Woy Woy power cut by 'overhead line damage'
Blackwall Rd session held with one day's notice
Rubbish removed from Woy Woy Bays area
Annual Christmas lights to raise money for charity
Joice Tee celebrates 102nd birthday at her home
Meeting at arboretum discusses koala relocation
Lions Club car boot sale resumes
Final CWA market for the year
Council proposes 10-year leases of community facilities
Council media release praises Morrison government
Umina Rotary presents awards to two members
Great day at Christmas Fair
Marine Rescue wins grant for remote-controlled lifebuoy
Men's Shed holds annual sale
Men's shed elects new committee
Peter Swain leads Remembrance Day service
Competition raises $2000 for hall upgrade
Low rate of disability employment, Tesch tells unions
Water quality declines according to 'report card'
December market cancelled
Deluge brings majority of monthly rainfall
Local lifestyle promoted in draft regional plan
Planning needs to reflect other council policies - GUST
Panel decision expected on Alfred St proposal
Semi-basement parking proposed for dual occupancy
Planning Panel to review Jedaclew proposal for Ettalong
Three units proposed for $1.2 million development
Webb Rd application quotes from Gallipoli Ave approval
Vales Point affects our health
The community needs to find a new strategy
Exclusion is still commonplace for people with disability
Council not answering questions of project justification
Successful stall
Governments have failed to address disability - Tesch
Village residents play 'elf on the shelf'
Peninsula records first coronavirus case in five weeks
Free group exercise program for women
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Bays group confirms art show dates
Phegans Bay artists win Bouddi Foundation awards
Christmas party and concert for Troubadour
Five free Peninsula events in Coastal Twist festival
Year 12 students offered 'early entry'
Photos taken at presentation days for parents
Gingerbread office
Learning about leaf insects and hermit crabs
Last session for next year's kindergarten
Reading in Challenge for four years
Staff win annual sports competition with students
Living the Dream!
Lesley Swales wins bowls official of the year award
Bridge club results
Netball games and grading convenor wanted
Southern Spirit cricket results
Junior ironperson round held at Umina
Junior Lifesaver representatives chosen
Awards presented at President and Officers' Day
Seagull Nippers start fifth season
Simo returns
Award for Di Barrymore
Peninsula Ducks softball results
Umina Bunnies hold presentation day
New office bearers at bowling club



Annual Christmas lights to raise money for charity

Booker Bay resident Ms Shirley Crockett has mounted her annual Christmas lights display to raise money for Vision Australia at 380 Booker Bay Rd, Booker Bay.

"We have been doing this for over 20 years," said Ms Crockett.

"We open our gates and people just wander around.

"Christmas week we get literally hundreds of people per night.

"We also have a crawl-through for the kids and at the end of the crawl through they get an individually-wrapped lollypop.

"Last year we went through about 5000 lollies.

"For donations, we have a Vision Australia dog collection box.

"Most of the donations are small change.

"So to get to $1956 last year we had lots of donations.

"We chose Vision Australia for the obvious reason that blind people couldn't enjoy the light show so we tried to help them in another way."

Ms Crockett said the display would have cost several thousand dollars, but being updated year-by-year the amount had not been tallied.

"Our electricity bill goes up about $200-$300 in the December quarter.

"But with LED lights, the cost hasn't risen over recent years even though our display has increased."

Ms Crockett said that being aged 80 and her husband is 84 "it is no small task to put the display together".

"We do have some help from our neighbour, who does most of the heavy lifting.

"Also our grandson lends a hand."

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