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Collapse Issue 579:<br />09 Oct 2023<br />_____________Issue 579:
09 Oct 2023
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Council withdraws reserve from reclassification process
Ettalong ferry service may not resume for weeks
After-hours medical service announces closure
Umina chosen for Urgent Care Clinic
Baiting program to target wild dogs and foxes
Church holds Blessing of the Pets
Brigade members walk to Little Wobby to fight fire
Ferry wharf trees removed
Four gardens take part in Edible Garden Trail
Varroa mite eradication efforts abandoned
Grants to local groups*
Cooking competition held at Umina CWA*
Shade tree group seeks 'watering angels'
Monthly community breakfast raises funds for hall*
Dementia cafe held last week*
The reward of removing a weed
Crafts centre to hold exhibition and sale*
Food donated to Mary Macs for pets
Pelican Park and cricket club benefit in State Budget*
Official 'farewell' as Jane steps down from presidency*
Heritage boat challenge to run along Woy Woy channel*
Gardening club meets at Umina library*
Marine rescue training*
Rotary club holds Swinging 60s night*
Rotary club holds trivia night*
Council announces second year of 'stable' finances*
Free graffiti removal kits*
Low monthly rainfall for September
Planning Panel insists on boundary landscaping
Proposal for 21 flats in Trafalgar Ave
Submission claims consultant's remarks are offensive
Removal of large street tree approved by planning panel*
Architects show options for Peninsula Plaza
Lions Park future joins other Peninsula consultations
Two petitions oppose Austin Butler reclassification
Little about Peninsula in Strategic Planning Statement*
Reserve is less than a metre above sea level*
C'mon Rik, hit up that nice Mr Minns for some trees
Trees are not the enemy, urban heat is
Keep an eye out for sick pelicans as weather warms
No action on Peninsula heat island health crisis
Change of Hart, but not out of the woods
Yes, no or I don't know*
Aunt moves in to aged care facility to be near neice
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Umina artist wins ephemeral art prize
Musicians support Yes vote*
Patchwork group member showns three recent quilts*
Early childhood educators meet up at St John's
Woy Woy South is 'excelling', says principal
Positive behaviour brings joy, says principal
Call for parents to label jumpers
School raises almost $5000 through skipping challenge
A range of improvements at Woy Woy South*
New roofs on two school blocks
Students take part in netball gala day
Ettalong holds 'shelter in place' drill*
Donations wanted for Christmas raffle*
Ettalong Eagles in zone bowls finals
Woy Woy Lions under-12s show them how it is done
Ettalong charity bowls raises $1000
Outrigger club attends first regatta for season
Bunnies to hold annual general meeting*
Cricket club receives grant for mobile scoreboard*
Cycling club holds two rides from Woy Woy
Bridge club announces Saturday 'best three' winners
Fab Fenton hosts sports trivia quiz*
Beach patrol season starts
Surf club team completes Kokoda Trail trek
Association announces 'phase two' netball players
Social bowls ahead of NRL final
Photographers wanted for park run
Roosters announce signings for 2024
Two major soccer awards to Southern and Ettalong
Council grants $2000 for soccer marquee*
Boardriders hold joint party*
Swans receive grant for canteen equipment*



Aunt moves in to aged care facility to be near neice

A staff member at a local aged care facility has so impressed her aunt that she has decided to become a resident at the facility.

Peninsula Villages' leisure and lifestyle advocate Ms Susan McMillan was so confident in the care at facility that she encouraged her aunt, Ms Anas Davis, 82, to move in.

She said she knew her aunt would be well taken care of and that she would have a happy and fulfilling life at the facility.

"I knew that Peninsula Villages was the right place for my aunt," she said.

Ms Davis said she was grateful for her niece's support and for the opportunity to live at Peninsula Villages.

Born deaf in Bourke, Ms Davis grew up on her family's sheep and cattle farm, Bendemeer.

Despite her hearing impairment, she has never let anything hold her back.

She learned to herd sheep on her motorbike, care for baby animals and even change the oil and check the tyres on her family's motorbikes.

Ms Davis said she had a close bond with her family, and that she especially cherished her time with her sister, Gae, and nieces and nephew, Catherine, Susan and Joseph.

She would often take them on picnics and motorbike rides.

When her father died in 1993, she moved in with her mother in Bourke and cared for her until she passed away in Bourke Hospital.

Ms Davis then moved in with her sister in Sydney before settling into a retirement village in Merrylands.

Her sister Gae and niece Susan, became her lifelines, making regular visits and taking her shopping.

But Ms Davis said she missed her family on the Central Coast, especially her niece Susan, and, in June this year, decided to move to Peninsula Villages to be closer to her.

Both now cherish the time that they get to spend together, and are grateful for the supportive community that they have found at the facility.

"I'm so glad that she's here," said Ms McMillan.

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