Sherlie McMillan and the Women’s Shed

  When you first meet Sherlie McMillan you’re instantly bowled over by her disarming warmth, infectious laughter and wicked sense of humour.   During the last Covid restrictions, when only 10 were allowed into the Rotary meeting room at the Blackheath Golf and Community Club, Sherlie’s laughter rang out from ‘the naughty table’ that met outside in the dining room. …

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Experience Japan in Blackheath with Harumi

  In March this year, Japanese journalist Harumi Hayakawa wrote a piece for the Japanese publication Asahi Weekly in which she explained why the terrifying Australian fires of December 2019 actually made her like the Blue Mountains even more.     In her article she described the many ways the community came together during and after the fires and how, …

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Daily Solutions Digest

On World Ocean Day Gabon announces protections for sharks and rays; AGL to replace Liddell coal-fired power station with solar-and-hydro energy facility; and new research shows that reducing light in city buildings during bird migrating season would reduce collision deaths by 60% These stories and more in today’s Solutions Digest: • The Gabon government and conservation NGO Wildlife Conservation Society have partnered to …

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