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Collapse Issue 594:<br />13 May 2024<br />_____________Issue 594:
13 May 2024
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High density planning controls start today
Washed out!
Three groups join for Ettalong foreshore tree proposal
Soccer president wins community service award
Two derelict boats removed from Patonga
Club suffers suspected data breach
Marine Rescue unit is second busiest
Fire brigade asked to help ambulance service*
Groups campaigns for permanent removal of shark nets
Anderson Park playground to be moved to Spencer
Regulator unsure of spearpoint compliance
Chamber calls for crossing collaboration
Rotary members attend assembly at Penrith*
Meet new friends at Rotary morning coffee*
Joint presidency and directorships for Rotary board*
Brigade asks people to consider donating to flood relief*
CWA branch presents $1900 to court service
Memories of the airstrip
Opportunity to find out more about CWA branch*
CWA opens Wednesday morning 'shop'
Brigade holds First Aid and resuscitation refresher*
Surf club attends two Anzac ceremonies
Gentle Storytime offered at Woy Woy library*
Historian retraces route of first car to reach Woy Woy
Father Timothy formally installed
Justice of the Peace service at information centre*
Fire at laundromat*
Mary Mac's hamper room topped up
Biggest Morning Tea event includes entertainment
Community garden promotes 'seed library'
Seniors' centre on the lookout for skilled individuals*
Dr Swain leads his final Anzac service
Produce swap to be held at community garden*
Fire brigade holds session for trainees*
Wheelchair basketball among the holiday activities*
Youth Yarn Up to be held at Mingaletta*
The highest May rainfall in 20 years already
Gun-barrel application reveals discussion with planners
Aged care home waits for construction certificate
Funding needed for beach, but not to destroy dunes
Water rates head north while service heads south
Three sites are ripe for redevelopment*
Outstanding image captures features of Anzac Day
Development of Tuggerah will affect Peninsula*
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Artist raises awareness and money for mental health
Ami Williamson and Nerida Curry to perform at folk club
Conservatorium student concerts at Pearl Beach
Sydney Writers Festival events streamed free*
Winter jackets have arrived
School principal retires after 48 years
Chosen for commitment to learning
Offered a full-time traineeship
Canteen orders must be made by 9:15am*
Two students named 'Stars of the Week'*
Confirmation information night
Parents to meet this week*
Students selected for State rugby league championships
Unwanted uniforms wanted*
Bicycle group ride will be led by recumbent tandem
The Giant Killers meet their match
Ocean Beach returns from Aussies with four medals*
Canteen and bar staff wanted
Charity bowlers raise $1135
Surf club installs community access defibrillator
Ettalong pair win NSW competition
Little Aths committee members wanted
Bleak and rainy day for park run
Pelicans win 14 medals at national championships
Umina pennant teams wins all rinks in all games
Roosters Old Boys Day moves to June 9
Razorbacks account for Woy Woy in one-sided tussle*
Southern and Ettalong take first victory of the season
All the Swans got a game*
Soccer defeat for Woy Woy in round four*
Little Athletics holds 40th birthday celebrations*



Seniors' centre on the lookout for skilled individuals

Ettalong's senior citizens' centre is "on the lookout" for motivated, skilled individuals with spare hours each week to fill a range of roles.

"We are always on the hunt for volunteers," said centre president Mr John Gibbins.

He said volunteers were wanted "to conduct an event, help with catering, design flyers to help promote the centre, or even look after our Facebook".

"We're a not-for-profit that will broaden friendships and open peoples' eyes to activities they may not have tried," he said.

"If you're wanting to learn a new skill, or simply polish up and old one, Ettalong 50 Plus will roll out the welcome mat for anyone aged 50-plus."

He said the Ettalong 50 Plus centre, at the corner of Broken Bay Rd and Karingi St, had a number of comfortable, practical spaces including a calm library space, a computer room, indoor bowling area, large dining room with a commercial-grade kitchen and a dance hall.

It had a broad and diverse range of activities including bootscooting, bridge, yoga, tai chi, table tennis, crafts, a choir and computer skills.

The community choir meets on a Friday at 12:30pm.

The Women's Shed art and craft group meets on Thursday mornings.

Leatherwork is held on Wednesdays from 9am to midday.

Members can make wallets, belts, key chains or perhaps something decorative.

Another class is Tech Savvy Seniors, a NSW Government initiative in partnership with Telstra that provides hands-on help with technology skills.

Ms Nicki O'Connor has been a convenor of a raft of club activities including playing cards, quilting and patchwork.

"I love teaching painting, card making, origami, simple jewellery, like bracelets and earrings.

"We do a lot of charity work too, making blankets for WeCare Connect.

"We upcycle Christmas cards too. We produced 368 for nursing homes last Christmas."

Memberships to Ettalong 50 Plus is $15 a year, with selected activities costing $3 each.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said: "I actively encourage locals looking for connection, opportunities to learn something new to step inside and see what's within the walls of the Ettalong 50 Plus Centre.

"Community clubs like Ettalong 50 Plus are safe, welcoming destinations run by older members of the community, for the benefit of older members of the community."

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