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Group granted $100,000 to solve doctor shortage
Pearl Beach properties vulnerable, says coastal plan
Council could divert Budget money away from Peninsula
Dredging needed now to keep ferry, says Chamber
Jetski riders argue for responsible use
Liesl Tesch is sworn in
New dune to be built at southern end of Pearl Beach
Ettalong residents in long-distance drive for charity
Charged with property damage and theft
Drainage work considers rare bushland
Surf patrol captain describes dramatic rescue
Commercial fisherman starts digital publication
Rotary presents Pride of Workmanship awards
Residents given 30 days to comment on council budget
Labor forum compares Robertson to Wentworth
Films shown by Bouddi Society
Fire station open day
New levy with rates
Lifejacket van visits Patonga
Collection for Mary Mac's
Empire Bay Probus Club forms
Craft group to hold high tea
Trash and treasure raises money for fire brigade
New name for refurbished market stalls
Mortgage brokers listed as awards finalists
Rain recorded on just one day
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Pothole exercise is excuse to do nothing
Halt DA supported by 'theoretical strategy'
Peninsula might end up with no representation at all
Anzac Day at Patonga
I will fight for the people of Gosford West ward
A far cry from former Prime Ministers
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Mobile dialysis in Umina
Fundraiser for accident victim
Cupcake challenge for Cancer Council
Planning to support the Cancer Council
Volunteers are thanked with special lunch
Spreading the word about polymyositis
What aged care is wanted?
New psychologist at private hospital
Burpees on the beach
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Weekend of music at Pearl Beach
Illustrator gives presentation to Rotary club
Farce to open for Woy Woy Little Theatre
Lime and Steel to play at folk club
Exhibiting at the Botanical Gardens
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College wins grand champion purebred steer award
Parents ask for help to learn for Naplan tests
Comprehensive heritage calendar
Senior boys win Woy Woy Cup
Maintenance works
Primary parents invited to College forums
Wins in softball and football
Live broadcast
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Cycling medals for Hugh Gray
Volunteers wanted for Nippers with special needs
First win to Woy Woy
Lorna Buckworth Shield played at Umina
Zac wins Rookie award
Bowling club holds rescheduled charity day
Stableford competition at Everglades
Bridge winners
Men's Fours

Exhibiting at the Botanical Gardens

Pearl Beach resident and artist, Ms Marijke Greenway is currently her 10th exhibition at the Palm House in the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The exhibition, running from May 1 to 18, is called Australian Gold.

Ms Greenway describes it as a "cohesive, colourful and interesting exhibition".

"I have been painting now for about 34 years and this is my 10th year at The Palm House," she said.

"It is the first glass house that was built in the gardens and is about 150 years old and has the most beautiful even light you could wish for.

"After my first exhibition there in 2008, which was For Love of Trees, I felt that my choice of subject matter through the following years was just complementing the inside of The Palm House with the outside of the gardens.

"I became a plein air painter after settling in Pearl Beach and joining a large group of similarly minded artists.

"Over the next 17 years my friend Pim Sarti and I painted at every beautiful location around the Central Coast, really getting to know the area.

"My focus became the trees, I sought out so many special tree friends, especially on Mt Ettalong and the Arboretum in Pearl Beach, so close to home.

"The holidays that John and I took were mainly the outback, great loops around the Kimberley, the Red Centre, Western Australia, always with a roll of canvas and my paints, setting up our tent right in front of the subjects.

"The inspiration of those places still keeps me going and the local floral subjects are still beckoning, so my focus shifts from the one love to the other.

"I guess I am a landscape painter with the botanical added on," she said.

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