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Wed, 26/04/2017 - 6:30pm
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Annie44Wed, 26/04/2017 - 1:42pm

That's the theme of this year's Biggest Morning Tea where you will be presented with an amazing array of hand crafted coathangers, cushions and doorstops.

Last year the Teddy Bear’s Picnic raised over $2,000 and a good proportion of that amount was from the sale of hand crafted bears and dolls. So this year, the Stitch Gatherers group decided to come up with some items that would not only be saleable, but useful around the home.

As usual, there will be prizes for the best hand crafted items, which can be made...

Residents hard at work
peterfSun, 23/04/2017 - 2:58pm

The next stage in establishing North Arm Cove’s new village green took place on Saturday 22 April when 18 dedicated residents turned up for the first of three working bees aimed at selectively clearing the site in preparation for seeding and cultivation.

As explained in a previous article, the “green” is opposite the existing Hall and is intended to be a place with a trail for walking, a place to take your kids or grandkids for a bike ride or to play a ball game, or just a place to sit and listen to the birds whilst taking in...

Not covered by 10/50 system
peterfSun, 23/04/2017 - 2:54pm

Extensive tree clearing following the introduction of the controversial 10/50 bushfire mitigation rule in 2014 resulted in a significant loss of canopy on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, according to a recent report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

As residents of North Arm Cove know only too well, in this area it resulted in a great deal of noise from chainsaws and the consequent loss of a lot of trees along the Port Stephens waterfront.

“The 10/50 tree clearing...

Legislative council verdict
peterfSun, 16/04/2017 - 6:45pm

The hope that MidCoast Council would be prevented from applying for a special rate increase has been dashed. For while the NSW parliament recently passed legislation preventing the state’s merged councils from putting up rates it included one exception - MidCoast Council.

As a result of this legislation – the Local Government Amendment (Rates – Merged Council Areas) Bill 2017 – our council will now be the only merged council with the right to apply to IPART (Independent Pricing...

dougkSat, 08/04/2017 - 6:53pm

Saturday's meeting (April 8) of the Residents Association included useful discussion on a wide range of local issues from boat ramps to village signage and most things in between.

Strong support was expressed for the planned working bees that will take place over the next few weeks. David Read and Hunter Quarries were thanked for their contributions to the dinghy ramps now installed at Casuarina Park and Water St Reserves. Gary Sylvaney, Bill & Pattie Moller, Tony Hann,...

tonyhFri, 07/04/2017 - 5:56pm

We are starting the new village green opposite the Hall and we would like your help. Please can you give a couple of hours of your time?

The new green will be a place with a trail for walking, a place to take your kids or grandkids for a bike ride or to play a ball game, or just a place to sit and listen to the birds whilst taking in the native surrounds.

The work is essential...

The new team ready to help
dougkFri, 07/04/2017 - 9:21am

Many of the Cove community are familiar with popular pharmacist Wilson Soh from his time at the Karuah then Tea Gardens Pharmacies. So it is great news to find that Wilson has returned to the Karuah Pharmacy, this time as Manager.

With the goal of providing quality, accessible, affordable and friendly services to the communities, Wilson will be ably supported by the always welcoming team of Shauna, Skye and Rebecca.

In announcing this change to the Cove community, Wilson says

During the transition period, our team will endeavor to restock the pharmacy, upgrade technology and foster

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