Rotary club plans to start dementia cafe

The Rotary Club of Brisbane Waters plans to start a dementia cafe to create a socially supportive environment for people with dementia. Club president Mr Peter Mote said the club had spoken to the local…


Rotary members celebrate hat day

Members at the Rotary Club of Woy Woy have worn a variety of hats in recognition of October being Mental Health Month.Club president Ms Joan Redmond said the club had celebrated Hat Day a little…


High tea at the arboretum

Pearl Beach Arboretum has hosted 12 people to a “high tea”, which was a prize offered in the Pearl Beach “Auction of Promises” earlier this year to raise money for the alterations to the Pearl…


Raffle raises almost $3000 for Pearl Beach hall

Nearly $3000 was raised over the October long weekend for the renovation and upkeep of the Pearl Beach memorial hall.Pearl Beach Progress Association publicity officer Ms Lynne Lillico said the association was delighted with the…


Club hears about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Proceeds of sales of Christmas trees by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy have been donated for the past 10 years to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.Last week, the club had the organisation’s chief executive Ms Amber…


Almost no rain falls

Almost no rain has fallen this month, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of UminaJust 1.6mm was recorded on October 1, and a further 0.1mm on October 8.The average monthly rainfall for October…


Beachgoers deserve to feel safe

When walking my dog along the Ettalong foreshore last Thursday, I picked up a lot of broken glass, tiles and asbestos pieces. I didn’t want to leave anything behind that would cause harm to other…


Inconvenient track work

I’m writing about the inconvenience of train track works from Newcastle interchange to Central.It’s unbelievable to do this work on the long weekend, right in the middle of the school holidays.Some idiots have decided to…


Fake traffic studies for development applications?

Current methods used to measure the impact of new developments on traffic and parking make a mockery of traffic planning.The associated reports could well be described as fake traffic studies.They do little to aid the…


Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice

After visiting the supermarket in Umina, my casual observations confirmed that we are relying more on luck than good practice when it comes to preventing the spread of Covid-19 throughout the community.Of the 100 or…