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Big Changes for Thirroul

Apartment-style living is about to hit Thirroul village with a vengeance, with five luxury townhouses to be built behind Anita's Theatre o
n Redman Avenue, and three more on the other side of the line.

Until the fence went up, the space was used by local kids as a make-shift skate park.

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Living Sustainably in Mill Lane

Just talking about freshly laid eggs and growing your own veggies makes you feel healthier. Tara Mills is living that life.

From her backyard in Stanwell Tops, Tara and her 7 chickens produce enough eggs and vegetables to feed her family of five, and she wants to show you how to do the same.

Tara ditched her 10-year career in advertising to realise her dream of sustainable living. Starting out with a micro-bakery in Stanwell Park, Tara has recently opened 'Mill Lane', where she'll run courses to share her secrets to a successful vegie garden, baking amazing breads and pastry classes.

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Polling Booth Work Available.

With the State Election on Saturday, 28 March, the NSW Electoral Commission is looking for people to work as Election Officials in the Northern Illawarra

“This is a great opportunity for people looking for casual work to help in the administration of one of the State’s most important events” said the New South Wales Electoral Commissioner, Colin Barry.

“We are looking for people to work at one of the 2,800 polling places throughout the state on election day and also to help issue pre-poll votes at early voting centres from Monday, 16 March.”

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For Sale! Clifton's Imperial Hotel

It might be a 'bit of a fixer-upper' but The Imperial Hotel at Clifton is up for sale.

This 'renovators delight' has been closed for business since 2003, when a landslide blocked Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

Following the opening of the Seacliff Bridge, attempts to re-float the business have failed amid conflict with neighbours concerned about noise and traffic implications. So the grand old pub, with views rivalled only by the uber-successful Scarborough Hotel just down the road, remains boarded up and derelict.

And now it's on the market.

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Ready Steady Go to Ready Steady Go Kids!

Pre-schoolers in the Northern Illawarra now have access to a fun, sports-based learning activity.
“Ready Steady Go Kids” is designed to prepare kids for school and sport and it begins at Bulli PCYC Tuesday 3rd February.

Local boss, Sonia Balatti says Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s largest multi-sport and exercise program for kids aged between 2.5 and 6, to teach them the fundamentals of 10 different sports, in a fun, social environment.

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What's Crawling Through Our Ocean Pools?

When Phil Murray first organised The Great Ocean Pool Crawl, he had no idea his own family would need the support of the Cancer Council.

12 years on, the event attracts around 80 participants and has raised more than $160,000 for the charity.

Phil, a real estate agent with Bevans Corrimal, was door-knocking homes in Towradgi when he started talking to a resident who hosted a regular 'Biggest Morning Tea', a Cancer Council fundraising initiative. The event had become too big for her so Phil offered up his office and they hosted the event from there.

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Embrace Life. Live Life

'Embrace Life' is a festival coming to the Illawarra, to celebrate wellness, music, art and spirituality.

Festival founder Deborah Shepherd says the festivals bring together a talented bunch of wellness businesses, fashion designers and musicians.

"Our festivals are filled with vibrant energy," says Deborah. "They're abuzz with people collaborating and connecting. The festival has it's own energy. It's about local businesses and how they creatively express themselves, their artwork, their healing and their music."

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Weedy Old Wombarra Pool

Wombarra  Pool currently resembles ocean soup!

Filled with seaweed, the pool is NOT the picture postcard for summer fun.

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Huge news this week for Bald Hill

After three years of community consultation and to-ing and fro-ing, Council has approved the much-debated multi-million dollar re-development of the busy tourist spot.

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