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19 Apr 2022
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Sandstone block unveiled at Anderson Park
Oyster farmers need government support
Wicks promotes Woy Woy commuter carpark
Residents call for public plans for bushland restoration
Chamber opposes water rate rise
Students in Woy Woy Anzac march
Case numbers return to level three months ago
Rotary clubs hold joint meeting
Overseas trip after lottery win
Mingaletta has visit from Linda Burney
Mobile broadband may be disrupted
Clean4Shore continues to secure floating logs
Field day events postponed
Labor launch at Ocean Beach
Tony Winch profiled in council exhibition
Chamber renews call for railway crossing traffic lights
Chamber opposes the extension of special rate variation
Tesch disappointed with Mangrove tip decision
Third highest daily rainfall in 18 years
Council urges Paton St approval despite 64 objections
Chamber foreshadows Ettalong 'resurgence'
Breaking the rules about advertising material
When the bands all cease to play
No kerbside collection excuse does not wash
Not one vacant parking spot in South St in the rain
There should be single-councillor electorates
Reid promises improved aged care
Hospital named finalist in clinical excellence awards
New staff members
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Auditions this week
Ephemeral art closing date extended
Closing date for ephemeral art trail extended
Tutor holds exhibition in Gosford
Patchwork achievements
School raises $35,000 in colour day
Students help Clean4Shore in Riley Bay
Stations of the Cross for Good Friday
Easter presents for Hammond Care
Baby Harper Mabel is born
Night under Stars held at Woy Woy campus
Open day for next year's kindergarten
State outrigger titles held at Patonga
Ettalong Major Singles champion
May is a big month for boardriders
Brett Harrod officially inducted as SLSA life member
Flood relief charity bridge day
Redevelopment starts with tennis facility
Extra dollar idea for Umina lucky bowler draw
Tributes for Lyle Besley
Water police lead outrigger rescue
Shane wins through to quarter finals
Riley wins five gold medals in Australian championships
Sports hall closed
Swiss pairs championship at bridge club
Busy month for Umina bowling club
Rex Hunt wins Veteran Singles final
Ninth in men's open flags
Women's fours championships played at Umina



When the bands all cease to play

Have you ever seen the veterans

Parading through the street,

Have you ever heard the rhythm

Of their weary marching feet?

Have you ever heard the jingle

Of the medals on their chest,

When the bands all cease to play

And the pipers take their rest?

Have you stood and watched them

As down Martin Place they come,

Slowly marching to the beat

Of a lonely muffled drum?

Have you ever wondered why

The flags are at half staff,

Have you ever seen their faces

As they pass the cenotaph?

Have you ever caught a glimpse

Of the mist that fills their eyes

As they think about old friends

No longer by their sides?

Then have you seen them raise their heads

And march as in years gone by -

When the bands commence to play again

And the pipes their glory cry?

Here is the spirit of the Anzac

And on this hallowed day

Their friends come back to join them,

But in a special sort of way;

Because for every one you see,

Marching down the street,

There's a thousand there beside them -

But they march on silent feet.

For friendships forged in battle

Are of the rarest kind,

They extend beyond the grave

And withstand the tyranny of time.

So if you listen with your heart,

Come next Anzac Day,

Perhaps you will understand

Why they are marching on parade:

It is for that sacred moment;

That moment in the day -

When the pipers take their rest

And the bands all cease to play.

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