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Ku-ring-gai Locals Knitting for Charity

Matthew Wai With the restart of the Wednesday knitting group in Gordon Library on 5th May from 11am to 12pm, we thought it perfect timing to introduce the joys of knitting to locals. Knitting is not just a hobby for many – it is a way to concentrate, relax or learn. As experienced knitting blogger Margie Pearl notes, knitting is great for the mind as by fixing certain mistakes, you are learning. Another great aspect about knitting is that you can create whatever your heart desires – ultimately the satisfaction you gain after accomplishing a garment can be truly...

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National Volunteer Week: Generous and the Grateful

Isabella Ross This 17th Monday marks the beginning of NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – a week to recognise and celebrate the almost 6 million Australian volunteers who dedicate their time to helping others. People have different reasons for volunteering. For some it could be the desire to give back to their communities. For others it could be a yearning to learn new skills or even meet new people.At the Generous and the Grateful, we truly admire, value and respect our volunteers more than words can convey and thank them all from the bottom of our hearts. If you would like...

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Celebrating Local: St Ives Show Centenary

Isabella Ross Get on down to the St Ives Show this weekend coming, 15th – 16th May! An iconic event within the community, the St Ives Show run by the St Ives Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society is celebrating 100 years this May. Considering last year’s show was evidently cancelled due to the pandemic, organisers are keen to bring the community together in celebration of the major centenary milestone, says the society’s secretary Trina Walker. “To the best of our knowledge, the establishment of the St Ives showground site was due to the activities of the St Ives fruit...

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National Walk Safely to School Day

Matthew Wai Travelling and commuting to school has never been taken lightly by parents as it could turn into some consequences that are too great to experience. However, there are lots of aspects and alarming concerns that can be neglected – this is where National Walk Safely to School Day (W.S.T.S.D) comes in. The initiative aims to encourage and remind primary school students and their parents about aspects of Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment on May 14th. Ultimately, making the commute to school a safe and pleasant one every day!                                                                                                                      With the constant...

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Upcoming Events to Check Out

Madeleine Taplin Sydney is without a doubt one of the busiest cities in the world. With plenty of activities, events, festivals and more happening around the clock, it can be pretty easy to totally miss hearing about them! With school back in session, it is time to start planning those special events to keep both parents and kids happy until the winter break. Here are some things you should check out now. Sydney Comedy Festival: Looking for a good laugh? Sydney’s biggest annual comedy festival is ready to kick off, taking over the city to present the very best...

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