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February 21, 2020
Inspiring Isabella: Scone’s Starlight Super Swimmer

TWELVE year old, Isabella Henderson, loves swimming and is only three kilometres away from achieving her goal to swim 50 kilometres in 30 days and raise money for children in hospital. “I started on the 26th of January and I’m swimming until the 24th,” said Isabella. “I’ve got a big country carnival in Sydney tomorrow […]

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February 6, 2020
Half A Century of Help

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is often the first port of call for people needing to access a range of community services and three members have been recognised for their outstanding service.  This month Lee Watts has dedicated 25 years, Jaala Presland 15 years and Jan Kelaher 12 years to the Centre. Stephen Watson, president […]

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January 23, 2020
Hay Convoy This Weekend

APPROXIMATELY 180 trucks will be trolling through town on Saturday carrying bales of hay to Arimdale. The hay run will travel from Albury to Singleton tomorrow and plan to leave the Singleton pony club grounds at 6am, Saturday to arrive in Armidale at midday.  Motorists are asked to be patient as the hay makes its […]

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January 21, 2020
Breakfast Nearly Ready

WITH school holidays drawing to a close, the Morning Bites Breakfast van is getting ready to serve the first meal of the day to local students. Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said all students are welcome at the van. “The Breakfast van commenced in 2019 with 23 volunteers preparing and serving […]

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September 5, 2019
Splashing Win For Neighbourhood

LEE Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is thrilled to tell the community the splash and play park will soon be a reality. Only three projects were chosen from throughout the Upper Hunter electorate, with Dungog and Gloucester also scoring a win. Lee Watts said she was surprised smaller towns in the electorate […]

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August 27, 2019
Visible Wellbeing Schools: Upper Hunter’s Huge Success

By Taylah Fellows THE Upper Hunter is receiving attention and praise for its successful visible wellbeing program. The program was introduced in February 2018 by the Where There’s A Will Foundation (WTAW) in collaboration with Lea Waters, Professor of Positive Psychology. The visible wellbeing program has been launched in every primary and high school in […]

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July 22, 2019
A Place To Call Their Own – You Can Help

MANY parents of children with disabilities worry about what will happen when they are no longer able to care for their son or daughter. At the moment the closest group home for people with disabilities is Newcastle, hours from the community where they have life longer connections, while others have to follow their parents into […]

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