I have mentioned before that sometimes the simple things in life lift our spirits and are good for the soul.
Judging by the response of our readers, the simple pleasure of sitting in the sunshine by the beach and listening to great live music was greatly appreciated by many.
Our photographers Chris Lane and John Veage, were at the Inaugural Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival and got some great photos. Let's hope the organisers do it again because it was a success by any measure.
It hasn't snowed in Sydney yet, but it has in parts of regional NSW. We have collated a gallery of photos from across the ACM network for your viewing pleasure.
As a Brisbane boy, I'd never seen snow before I took up a posting writing for the Glen Innes Examiner. The first time I saw snow was such a wonderful experience, a simple pleasure, no doubt, but one I'll never forget. The snow in the Highlands of Glen Innes does have a mystical quality.
In other news, Murray Trembath tells us the state government is giving people an extra month to use their Dine & Discover vouchers. This is an excellent initiative from the NSW government and I encourage all of you to use your vouchers.
Murray also reports the Sutherland Shire Council has rejected an offer by sand mining company Breen Resources over the development of Marang Parklands at Greenhills Beach. What would you like to see happen?
Chris Boulous and Kathryn Lewis have put together an in-depth explainer on who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and what's available. Our readers have written in large numbers telling me they are confused by the information they get from government sources. I hope the explainer answers all your questions.
Newley minted Opposition Leader Chris Minns has long railed against what he calls 'excessive tolls' in Sydney. He talked with me this week and told me what he thinks of 'tollmania'.
I also sat down with 'We are Hughes' founder Linda Seymour who said the group was seeking integrity, truth and inclusiveness from a candidate they will endorse at the imminent federal election. It is a fascinating interview. Ms Seymour is a focused person and is taking the next federal election very seriously.
From the good news file, Merryn Porter tells us all about St George School's interactive immersive room and how it helps students. It is a lovely read.
Well, that's it from me this week. I hope your day is full of love, laughter, music, food and news...
Enjoy your Sunday reads.
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