News in brief

Spring Fair on SaturdayTHE Boulevarde and Pemmell Street at Toronto will be closed to traffic from 6am to 5pm this Saturday, October 17, for the Greater Toronto Spring Fair. The family-friendly fair will feature hundreds of stalls, exhibitions, activities and live entertainment acts. It runs from 9am to 3pm on The Boulevarde, town square, and the foreshore park.

Memorial for lost onesLAKE Macquarie Memorial Park, at Ryhope, and White Lady Funerals will host a twilight memorial service today (Thursday) at 6pm for women and families who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of an infant. “The memorial service will provide a welcoming and supportive environment for those who have faced the loss of a baby or child,” the park’s family service manager Vicki Furse said.

Registry closure debatedTHE controversial closure of the Toronto Motor Registry will be debated in the NSW Parliament next Thursday, October 22, the day before the office is due to shut its doors. A petition of more than 10,000 signatures calling for the retention of the motor registry has been presented by the Independent Member for Lake Macquarie, Greg Piper.

Air show for festivalPREPARATIONS are in full swing for the eighth annual Catalina Festival to be held at Rathmines on Sunday, October 25. An air show featuring 15 different aircraft will be a highlight of this year’s event.

Nappies for those in needTHE Target Country store in Morisset Square is participating in the Target Australia campaign calling on customers to donate unused nappies at the store for The Nappy Collective, an organisation that collects disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need. Drop off nappies in the Morisset store’s collection bin from tomorrow, October 16, until October 30.

Session on beekeepingTHE Landcare Resource Centre at Teralba is the venue this Saturday for an information session on keeping native bees and backyard honey bees, hosted by Danielle Lloyd-Prichard from the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. The session runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm. RSVP on 4921 0392 or at [email protected]备案老域名.

Economic breakfast at clubMINGARA Recreation Club is the venue on October 16 for the Central Coast economic breakfast hosted by Newcastle University’s Central Coast Campus. Guest presenters will include John Peters, the economics director of global markets research from the Commonwealth Bank. Phone 4340 8700.

The Entrance upgradedWYONG Council will start a $3.5-million upgrade of The Entrance waterfront precinct this week with landscaping works, followed by the installation of new paving along the shopfronts. Vera’s Garden and the large pine trees will stay, but a larger, diverse, colourful and interactive play space will be added.

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