Old Beach Cricket Club throws its weight behind McGrath Foundation

THE Old Beach Cricket Club recently held a ‘Pink Stumps Day’  at Cloak Oval in support of the McGrath Foundation which champions research and resources for breast cancer patients

Not only did the players play with pink stumps , but pink attire was worn on the day as well as the clubhouse being magnificently adorned in pink balloons and streamers.

The Old Beach Cricket Club beautifully decorated in pink for the McGrath foundation Stumps Day.
The Old Beach Cricket Club beautifully decorated in pink for the McGrath Foundation Stumps Day.

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School’s in and so are the happy faces

THERE were lots of smiling faces at Northern Christian School in Bridgewater when first term began for 2012.

The kinder to year 6 school set among bushland on the top of Cobbs Hill was the perfect spot to enjoy Bridgewater’s sunshine and the happy faces of students as they returned to school.

Adam Johansen year 4, Calyani Smith year 4 and Sarah Johansen (year 6) enjoy their first day back
Adam Johansen year 4, Calyani Smith year 4 and Sarah Johansen (year 6) enjoy their first day back

Northern Christian School also runs Northern Buddies every Friday at 9.30 am which is an early years learning program for zero to five year olds and their parents. Everyone is welcome.

Honoured on Australia Day

BRIGHTON Council held its annual Volunteers and Australia Day Awards Civic Reception on  January 25 with the reception at the Brighton Civic Centre attended by well over 120 invited guests.

Mayor Tony Foster addressed those in attendance with his Australia Day message before introducing the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.

Brighton mayor Tony Foster with from left, winners of the Australia Day awards, Janelle Kava, Kerry Wilks, Kath Burns, Damian Williams
Brighton mayor Tony Foster with from left, winners of the Australia Day awards, Janelle Kava, Kerry Wilks, Kath Burns, Damian Williams

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Proud of our humanity towards asylum seekers

By TONY FOSTER

At this time of writing, April 2011 seems a long time ago.  We had been advised by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen that he was going to develop a temporary detention centre on Defence Department property at the rifle range in Pontville.

The centre to house asylum seekers was to be open for six months. That six months ends at the end of February 2012. The Minister has met his commitment and the centre will close . Continue reading “Proud of our humanity towards asylum seekers”

GP clinic to reopen with new clinic dependant on federal funding

BRIGHTON’S GP clinic that was forced to close suddenly last year leaving 3000 patients without a doctor, is reopening next month.

At the same time, Brighton Council is urgently seeking $1 million in federal funding to build a Primary health care facility in Brighton township that will serve the municipality’s wide-ranging and long-term medical needs. Continue reading “GP clinic to reopen with new clinic dependant on federal funding”