Out & About

Deck the Groves

Each year staff at Hakea Grove compete to have the most festive wing at the centre and this year the competition has been fierce. CEO of Hakea Grove Aged Care…



Write to Santa to help Bravehearts

Fountaindale-based business Koala Cards has partnered with children’s charity Bravehearts to bring back the wonder and excitement of Christmas for children with its Send a Card to Santa campaign. After…



Business is booming for Shano

International Day of People with Disability was held on December 3 to celebrate the success of all people living with disability, and to recognise the life-changing achievements made every day….



The price is right for Beverly

A recent fundraising campaign by the Pearl Beach Progress Association has raised $2,000 to help pay for the upkeep and operations of the Memorial Hall. Publicity Officer Lynne Lillico said…




Frantastics back on the hustings

The Frantastics Choir will resume its entertainment schedule early in 2022 and is calling for bookings from June 6, 2022. “2020 started off well, with new performance outfits at the…


Vale Dorothy Roche, 93

The Central Coast bowls community lost one of its most decorated members when Dorothy Roche of Bateau Bay died on November 11 at the age of 93. A member of…



Book Review – Oh William!

Author: Elizabeth Strout – Publisher: Penguin – I have read a couple books by Elizabeth Strout, namely Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again, both of which I really liked. One book…



From lockdown to Bob Downe

Comedian Bob Downe will bring his high rolling cabaret Viva Bob Vegas! to the Laycock St Community Theatre in January. The star of cabaret, comedy, television and theatre will emerge…



Mandala magic

An artist has launched a solo exhibition in Woy Woy to celebrate ‘love and life’ and encourage locals to seek peace this holiday season. The free exhibition will run until…


Pearl Beach art trail has 28 stops

Twenty-eight local artisans will open their doors this weekend to showcase a wide range of art, jewellery, ceramics and handicrafts as part of the Pearl Beach Art Trail. The trail…


Clambake at Broken Bay

In an array of glitter and green, scales and snares, the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus launched its first show back after lockdown on Saturday, December 4 with its nautically inspired…


Travelling gay social night returns

The popular queer social night will be back with a bang when Naughty Noodle Fun Haus’ ‘ThursGAY’ event returns to Gosford on Thursday, December 9. June Richards The monthly travelling…