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Tribute band opens the door for kids with autism

Charity gig: Wollongong-based tribute band Unlocking The Doors will be playing at a fund-raising night at the Novotel Northbeach on Saturday, July 2.
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Unlocking the Doors are a new Australian tribute group who are rapidly building a followingthroughout Sydney and the east coast of NSW.

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The band, based in Wollongong, provides atwo-hour grandstand of music, poetry and drama that is genuinely all things Doors.

Betweenthe musical sets are poetry readings and a number of sequences from Jim Morrison’s postdeath poetry album, ‘An American Prayer’, which was released by the surviving members.

Additionally, the audience can expect the drama and suspense of what Jim used to bringwith genuine outbursts and engaging behaviour from the legend himself.

On Saturday, July 2,the band will be hosting a night of music and food at the NovotelWollongong which will raise funds for ASPECT (formerly Autism NSW), a charity close to theband’s heart.

UTD keyboardist Sandy’s son has thrived due to the ongoing support ofASPECT.

“They have provided a constant source of support and encouragement for myselfand many other parents in the same position,” Sandy said.

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Angels looking for a home

WARMTH: Wagga Angels for the Forgotten manager Andrea Howard. The charity, founded in Wagga, is looking for a new home. Picture: Les SmithA charity that helps the homeless, among others, has itself fallen on hard times.
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Angels for the Forgotten was started in Wagga by Melina Skidmore in 2010 and has helped scores of families in need.

She has moved to Goulburn for family reasons, but is still heavily involved in the Wagga branch, and said the charity is needed more than ever.

“The need in Wagga is extremely high,” Ms Skidmore said.

“The way the economy is and factors such as the ice epidemic (all contribute).”

Wagga manager Andrea Howard said the local branch had been homeless for about six months.

“We’re looking for a new place where we can have a food bank and an op shop,” Ms Howard said, adding the place where they were previously based was insufficient for the growing needs of the charity.

“At the moment we’re still offering crisis packs, which contain essential items and clothing.”

The group has organised a trivia nightto help raise money to pay for a new home.

The theme of the night is angels and demons and will be held at the Wagga RSL club on Friday, July 29, from 6.30pm.

The charity also has a gofundme page if anyone would like to help out.

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On the Pulse

The best business around is in InverellOn the Pulse is incredibly impressed by the high calibre of local businesses, and is very pleased to congratulate the following winners of the Inverell Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Awards.
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1 – 3 Employees

Winner – Baker’s Barn

HC – The Dust Jacket

4 – 6 Employees

Winner – Inv Fishing & Hunting

HC – Fiona’s Fashions

HC – Cameron’s Spray Painting

7+ Employees

Winner – Regional Finance Solutions

HC – LJ Hooker

HC – Print Fresh

Not for Profit Business

Winner – Rural Outreach & Support Services

HC – Brighter Access

HC – Northaven

Not for Profit Service

Winner – Operation Operating Room

HC – Meals on Wheels


Winner – Courtney Harrison Dieselquip

HC – Annie Kenny Fe Fi Fo

Young Employee

Winner – Brittany Turney-Conley Brighter Access


Winner – Grant Walker Dieselquip

HC – Tania Archer Community College

HC – Gretchen Sloman KCL


Winner – Joy Payne Woolworths

HC – Matt Glasson Target Country

Food & Hospitality

Winner – Freckles Café

HC – Nourish Bar Project

HC – Out the Back Café

Hair & Beauty

Winner – Shabu Hair on Byron

HC – Salon Expresso

Outstanding Achievement

Winner – Inverell Kurrajong Re-enactment Committee


Winner – Regional Finance Solutions

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Boil notice continues for Bermagui, Cobargo, Wallaga Lake households

The Brogo River flowing high. Photo SMHThe Boil Water Notice for residents connected to the Brogo River water supply catchment is expected to remain in place until the middle of next week.
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Bega Valley Shire Council introduced the notice as a precautionary measure following last weekend’s East Coast Low and the 300 to 400mm of rain that was part of the system.

The Boil Water Notice applies to townships and villages of Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wallaga Lake Koori Village, Akolele and also trunk main customers in these areas.

Council recommends that all water for consumption, food preparation, cleaning of teeth and ice making should be boiled before use. Water can then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher and children should take boiled or bottled water to school.

The Brogo-Bermagui water supply system is an unfiltered water supply system with water disinfected with chlorine only.

Bega Valley Shire Council and NSW Health have been in discussions about the situation and what practical measures are necessary for recommencing normal supply.

Advice from the NSW Health Water Branch was that a Boil Water Notice should be introduced due to the elevated turbidity in the river and lifted when river water quality improves.

Testing this week has shown that the water turbidity level in the river remains above the recommended levels.

Jim Collins, BVSC Manager of Water and Sewerage Services said he understands the inconvenience that a Boil Water Notice causes people and that Council will be working with NSW Health to lift the boil water notice as soon as possible.

“A water filtration plant on this supply system is the long term solution,” Mr Collins said.

Council has prepared for this by purchasing appropriate land near the Brogo River source and extending power to the site.

However construction of this and other filtration plants across the shire is currently unaffordable and consequently construction has been deferred for many years pending availability of Government grant funding.

A filtration plant to service the Brogo – Bermagui area will cost approximately $10 Million.

Please note that water supplies in all other areas of the Shire are currently unaffected.

For further information please contact Council’s Environmental Health Coordinator, Greg O’Donnell on 6499 2222.

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Muhammad Ali mural goes up at Blacktown PCYC

Mr G: Graham Hoete putting the finishing touches on the Ali mural. Source: Facebook
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been immortalised on the walls of Blacktown PCYC.

Yesterday, Penrith-based artist Graham Hoete finished a powerful mural of Ali.

It stands about a storey tall, overlooking the entrance to the building.

It took the better part of the day, but Mr Hoete –also known as Mr G –said hewanted to commemorate one of his personal heroes.

“It’s really just about giving props to Muhammad Ali and his life,” the 37-year-old said.

“My background is kick-boxing. I think for myself, Ali pioneered creativity in fighting and how effective it can be.

The greatest: The mural stands about a storey tall, overlooking the entrance to the building. Picture: Isabella Lettini

“He’s always been an inspiration for me, not just through his life but through his use of words.”

Mr Hoete has also painted other powerful murals including Michael Jordan in the PCYC’s basketball court and singer-songwriter Prince in Liverpool.

“I’ll only do portraits of people who have inspired me in some way,” he said.

“I always use my art to pay tribute to the people who have influenced me or inspired me in some way.”

The artists is flying out tomorrow to paint three more murals in the United States.

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