Central Coast News

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Nurse takes top individual honour at aged care awards

Nurse takes top individual honour at aged care awards

A CENTRAL Coast nurse has taken out the top individual honour at the inaugural Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Service Awards.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Chromefest festival shines brightest 10 years on

Chromefest festival shines brightest 10 years on

RELIVE memories and share them with children and grandchildren more than ever before at this year's 10th anniversary Chromefest.

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Bronze Toukley statues guard men and memories

Bronze Toukley statues guard men and memories

IT MAY not be large in number but, in its 70th year, the 250-strong Toukley RSL Sub-branch is achieving big things.

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Shirley Simmons was our very own Vera Lynn

Shirley Simmons was our very own Vera Lynn

SHE was Australia's Vera Lynn of Vietnam - a pretty young blonde with a golden voice who kept up the morale of troops.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Carnivale comes to town: Circus Rio to rock Central Coast

Carnivale comes to town: Circus Rio to rock Central Coast

THE electric energy of Circus Rio is set to descend on the Central Coast for an action-packed season at the Dam Hotel in Wyong.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Aimless Missiles still on target for whole lot of fun

Aimless Missiles still on target for whole lot of fun

AUDIENCE participation is what really hits the target for the Aimless Missiles, a rock band of five over-60s who are all about making sure the crowd has fun.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Grandma Moses artists inspired from an early age

Grandma Moses artists inspired from an early age

GETTING into trouble for drawing when you shouldn't was a factor in the future success of these art competition winners.

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Walk raises dementia funds and special memories

Walk raises dementia funds and special memories

THE Grant McBride Memory Walk raised $20,000 for Dementia Australia, but it was an emotional journey for many participants.

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Artist 'lucky' to see beauty through the pain

Artist 'lucky' to see beauty through the pain

THE self-taught artist believes she was born with an incredible gift which hasn't been dulled by her life-long arthritis condition.

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Breast cancer exercise group much more than fitness

Breast cancer exercise group much more than fitness

CONNECTING, sharing, fitness, fun and self-confidence are what the Encore breast cancer exercise program is all about.

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Take a Memory Walk to fight dementia

Take a Memory Walk to fight dementia

POLITICIAN Emma McBride made a promise to her mother to do "everything I could to help people living with dementia and those who care for them".

Fri 31 Aug 2018

'Really amazing': Younger generation transforming aged care

'Really amazing': Younger generation transforming aged care

A WEEKLY playgroup at Bateau Bay is changing the lives of both children and the residents of the BUPA Aged Care centre where it is held.

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Cyclone warning: Veterans the winds of change in cricket

Cyclone warning: Veterans the winds of change in cricket

VETERANS is "the growth area of cricket," according to Central Coast Cyclones Cricket Club president Bob Newman.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

A square is all it takes to show you care

A square is all it takes to show you care

WINTER is a great time to pick up those knitting or crochet needles again and help someone in need.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

When a blanket is much more than a comfort

When a blanket is much more than a comfort

SUSIE Leonardi started sewing just nine years ago and she wants others to get on board and help out with her sensory blankets for dementia sufferers.

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Aveo take giant step into the future with Bella Vista

Aveo take giant step into the future with Bella Vista

RETIREMENT giant Aveo have taken a giant step to providing “the best retirement living” with the opening of the $400 million Aveo Bella Vista.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

The real Spike Milligan is back home in Woy Woy

The real Spike Milligan is back home in Woy Woy

THE Spike Milligan Exhibition at Woy Woy Library, is as much about the man as the comedian, actor and writer who gained fame in The Goon Show.

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

ARTIST Peter Skinner, whose father fought on the Western Front and his uncle at Gallipoli, created murals for the Erina Men's Shed Armistice Centenary Garden.

Wed 27 Jun 2018

'Shameful': Rally calls for increase to aged care funding

'Shameful': Rally calls for increase to aged care funding

ABOUT 100 people rallied at Central Coast Leagues Club to call for increased funding in aged care and better pay and conditions for aged care workers.

Questions still being answered at family history group

Questions still being answered at family history group

AN INTEREST in family history can be awakened in many ways, but for one of the founding members of Wyong Family History Group, it was as simple as a baby book.

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