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The Peninsula puts in front of us what we must do
Men's Shed project may not have started without grant
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Union seeks inquiry into bank branch closures
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Donations collected for Homelessness Week
Rotary club holds charity golf day
Anglicans appoint new Peninsula rector
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Phyll O'Regan dies at 94
Mangrove Creek holding tank loses water
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More than 1000 active cases remain
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Hospital introduces tighter visiting restrictions
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New aged care wellbeing manager appointed
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Echoes of Laurel Canyon at Troubadour folk club
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Kindergarten celebrates 100 days
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School defers Education Week celebration
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Naidoc activities held at Woy Woy campus
Students and parents explore curriculum options
College team make it to Oztag semi-finals
Lesson on social media careers
Students engage in 'quality learning experiences'
Woy Woy Junior Rugby Football Club players' photo
Southern Ettalong United retains fourth spot
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Learn to instruct Learn-to-Swim
Cricket coach and players wanted
Open pairs championship for bridge club
Bridge club holds super congress online
Cricket club to hold sportsman's lunch
Bridge promotions
First win to Swans under-11s



Phyll O'Regan dies at 94

Woy Woy lost one of its best-loved characters on Tuesday, July 19, when Ms Phyllis (Phyll) O'Regan died following a short illness.

She died in Gosford hospital, where she had spent most of her working life, eventually becoming head nurse in the orthopaedic ward.

"Phyll leaves behind her best friend and long-term partner Pat Molloy, a multitude of friends and a lifetime of great memories," said Ms Malloy's niece Ms Fran Malloy.

"Phyll's age was one of the Peninsula's best kept secrets.

"It can now be revealed Ms O'Regan was born in 1928, and turned 94 in July."

Phyll spent most of her life looking after other people, and was funny, cheeky and kind, according to Ms Fran Malloy.

"Senator Deborah O'Neill was one of many people to send her condolences, as Phyll and Pat were founding members of the Peninsula Day Branch of the ALP.

"She spent years helping secure community-focused representation for the area.

"St John the Baptist Woy Woy parish priest Father Timothy Raj said he would miss Phyll's humour, and that she always made everyone around her smile.

"Her many friends included the Savage and Brett families, with Ellie Brett reading a lovely poem at Phyll's funeral."

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