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25 Jul 2022
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Umina loses its last bank branch
Census figures show increased skew to older age
Bruce Judd celebrates 93rd birthday
Brigade members help a neighbour
Dr Reid visits CWA branch
Beekeepers urged to remain vigilant
Missing children found
Trees planted in Lone Pine Ave for National Tree Day
Council plants dune vegetation for National Tree Day
Umina man wins $2.6 million
Retired principal to stand for Legislative Council
Garbage truck dumps its load in Ettalong
Woytopia festival stalls available
Council to discuss including youth in community life
Queen Jubilee grant for mature waterfront fig tree
Clean4Shore removes polystyrene from Patonga
Community spirit shown in beach clean-up
Historic ferry 'in action again'
Greens ask Minister for immediate council elections
CWA branch attends inquiry into homelessness
CWA branch sells jams through local cafe
Take care around schools, Crouch urges
Wettest year recorded in 18 years
Review sought of Paton St refusal
ACF branch calls for Austin Butler sale to be rescinded
Petition started for Ettalong foreshore lighting
Approval granted for 273 Peninsula trees
Feature native vegetation for a better business plan
Council should have started rock pool safety work
Will history repeat itself?
Work at aged care home continues despite rain
Aged care home suffers virus outbreak
Central Coast Health provides boosters at Woy Woy
Mental health sessions offered
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Pearl Beach Singers to hold concert
Little Theatre stages David Williamson's Travelling North
Winners of ephemeral art trail announced
Plenty of patchwork projects at crafts centre
Volunteers wanted for book fair
Teacher has baby girl
School raises seven times heart appeal target
Cheerleading team qualifies for national championships
Replacing lantana with local species
Daisy is Griffin of the Week
Designing and controlling their own models
Grandparents' day at St John's
School creates Year 2 Museum
Savannah is 14th in the state
Target program interviews to be held in August
Students prepare for Laycock St showcase
Preschool takes part in National Pyjama Week
Chickens at community childcare
Picnic lunch at Ettalong for Education Week
School athletics carnival postponed
Parents reminded to observe parking signage
President's Cup attracts 11 bridge pairs
Umina women finally complete Major Singles
Roosters to hold Old Boys Day
League Tag win against Terrigal
Surf clubs hold pool rescue championships
Applications open for netball representative season
Junior basketball season starts
Round one defeats in pennant competition
Presented with reserve champion prizes
Roosters' Reserves win Terrigal game
Softball registrations open
Swans presentation night
Touch coaches wanted for representative season
Soccer presentation postponed until October



Winners of ephemeral art trail announced

The winners of Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail were announced at an Afternoon of Bush Music on Saturday, July 9, in the Pearl Beach Community Hall.

The theme was "Only One Earth".

The winner was "Which Super Wildflower are You?" by local artists Ms Anna Westcott and Ms Cecile Ferguson.

Their artists' statement asked: "Majestic vibrant waratah, melodic velvety flannel flower, brilliant banksia or a wild dancing echinacea?

"May these rising psychedelic flowers inspire us to play more, be vibrant and to care for this land we are lucky to call home."

The second prize went to "Tide Rising" by Ms Jojo Fuller.

She explained her work: "The signature umbrella forms and trailing tentacles of jellyfish, bleached white and suspended in the trees, are a stark reminder that, on earth, even the oldest and most resilient of life forms are fiercely battling for territory, for survival.

"Jellyfish can draw on over 500 million years of collective wisdom.

Scientists confirmed last year that biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history.

"We have a choice about what we do next."

The winner of the People's Choice Award was the "Octopus's Garden" by Pearl Beach artist Mr Malcolm Davison.

Malcolm explained "Oceans and waterways have been battered by the floods and storms.

"Plastic has been caught up in this rubbish.

"I want to draw attention to the hazard this brings to our marine creatures".

Colin Husband's giant snake "(Re)presenting Earth" was Highly Commended.

Colin said: "We have a visceral, complicated relationship with snakes.

"Not just here and now, but in old and new cultures on all the lands they slither.

"Is the snake's attention ominous warning or promise of hope?"

The winners were judged by Central Coast Council gallery director Mr Tim Braham.

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