Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 579:<br />09 Oct 2023<br />_____________Issue 579:
09 Oct 2023
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
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
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
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*



Umina artist wins ephemeral art prize

Umina artist Ms Kasia Niedzielak has won the Pearl Beach Ephemeral Art Trail first prize of $3000 for her work Where the Seeds Were Born.

Two highly-commended awards of $1000 each went to Ms Georgina Galea for her work entitled Falling; and to local sculptor Mr Jonathan Grose for Bowerbird Blues.

Three commendations went to Ms Penny Simmons and Mr Hobart Hughes for Bird Play, to Jojo Fuller for We Did It with the Best Intentions, and Mr Andrew Alter for the Elephant in the Room.

Three commendations of $75 each went to artists under 16 years of age for The Bee is Life, The Catastrophe and The Coral Garden.

An inaugural school award of $250 went to Year 9 art students from St Joseph's Catholic School for Wilderness Warriors.

The prizes were awarded at the official opening on Saturday, September 23, in the Arboretum.

The works were judged by Bundanon Trust director Ms Anne Flanagan.

The prizes were presented by Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.

The opening included a smoking ceremony by Mr Tim Selwyn from Girri Girra and a Welcome to Country by Guringai elder Aunty Tracey Howie.

Ms Flanagan said about the winning entry: "Kasia's work comprises multiple elements eloquently sited in Little Pleasance grove.

"As a visitor, you capture glimpses of her floating pod forms from a distance.

"You are enticed to enter the grove.

"The seed pods choreograph the site.

"They talk to each other to create a performative space.

"The suspended seed pods are felted with wool and plant fibers and gently float and rotate in the landscape.

"It is a playful work, beautifully crafted, an ephemeral piece that enriches and animates your arboretum visit."

The art trail of 20 works is open until Sunday, October 15, in the Pearl Beach Arboretum.

A donation of $5 per adult provides a Trail Guide and the chance to vote for the People's Choice Award.

The People's Choice Award will be announced at the Beatles Rebooted Concert at the Arboretum at 2:30pm on Saturday, October 7.

More information is available on the Arboretum website at

Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.

     Phone 4342 5333     Email us. Copyright © 2023 The Peninsula's Own News Service Inc ABN 76 179 701 372    PO Box 585 Woy Woy NSW 2256