Highlands Rise and Shine| August 18, 2017

GIRL'S GOT GAME: Taylor Adcock, 19, has wrapped up her season with Southern Branch FC in the NPL two NSW women’s competition, with a game against the Bankstown City team. Photo: Contributed

GIRL'S GOT GAME: Taylor Adcock, 19, has wrapped up her season with Southern Branch FC in the NPL two NSW women’s competition, with a game against the Bankstown City team. Photo: Contributed

That’s a wrap for today. Don’t forget to join us again on Tomorrow from 7.00AM.

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The Mittagong Lions will be back in the den for several season-defining games this weekend.

The club will have not one, but two redeeming games for the under 18s and first grade teams on Sunday, August 20.

There will also be a reserve grade game on Sunday, as well as some junior games on Saturday, August 19.

► Tayla Adcock has had a successful season in the NPL.

The 19-year-old Southern Branch FC member played in the NPL two NSW women’s competition this year.

The team played against Bankstown City, which has ranked third on the ladder.

Experienced medical writer Tina Allen launched her first book, a biography entitled Bill Gibson: pioneering bionic ear surgeon, at the Bookshop Bowral in March 2017.  

Following on from that launch, Tina will be guest speaker at the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society’s meeting on August 24 at 2:00pm. Tina will provide more detail on how her book came about and on Professor Gibson’s family history. More here.

►Dedication to her craft has paid off for 19-year-old Tahlia Nonnenmacher.

The talented hairdresser heads to Barcelona in October for an international hair show. After routinely impressing her boss, Jen Auon, owner of B-Tempted salon in Mittagong, Tahlia was chosen to accompany Jen on an overseas trip to enhance her skill set.

Road widening and traffic lights at key locations in the Highlands have been earmarked for Black Spot Funding.

More than $4.7 million will be invested in the Wollondilly electorate as part of the NSW Government’s record $70 million on 172 vital safety upgrades to the state’s road network. 

►An intimate and provocative performance is set to hit the stage this weekend in a first for Highlands-based production company, Pocket Players. 

Centered on the lives of two past lovers, Love Letters explores love, longing and missed opportunities.

TRAFFIC:  The Illawarra Highway on Macquarrie Pass will shut weekly – between 6am on Monday and 3pm on Friday – from July 24 until August 11, weather permitting.

All other roads are clear in the Southern Highlands today. Drive safely and enjoy the journey. 

TRAINS: Commuters can expect a good service on the Southern Highlands today. 

WEATHER:  A slight chance of a shower early this morning, mostly sunny afternoon, winds W 35 to 45 km/h increasing to 45 to 55 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon and a daytime maximum temperature of 10 can be expected in the Highlands today.

Here's a look at what the local weather is doing right now.

Good morning and welcome to the Southern Highlands Rise and Shine. Here’s a wrap of what has been grabbing the interests Highlanders.

Weather, road conditions, breaking news, we will have it all - and we'd love to have your help! If there's anything happening in your part of the world, drop us a line! Email jackie.meyers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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