Highlands Rise and Shine| October 9, 2017

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

Just a little something to put a smile on your dial.

►This week we’re taking you back to the winter competition finals with part two of our finals flashback gallery. If you have a photo from the field or the sidelines, we’d love to see it. More here.

►Lanterns glowed white, yellow and blue at Bradman Park in support of family’s affected by blood cancer. 

The Leukaemia Foundation’s annual ‘Light the Night’ event attracted more than 80 people to Bradman Park on Friday evening, October 6.

Those who took part each bought a coloured lantern to carry as darkness fell, with all funds raised going toward the foundation. 

►Highlanders connected to the NBN via a satellite network are now being offered increased data limits.

The NBN’s ‘Sky Muster’ service, which connects residents in regional or remote locations to the NBN through a satellite dish installed on their roof, has now enabled an increase in the maximum data that can be accessed each month.

►Community service providers offer essential support to those in need. 

On Thursday, October 5 they were on display at the Wingecarribee Shire Community Services Expo, held at the Bowral Memorial Hall, for all to see. 

Now in its 12th year, the expo aims to gather local charities, community services and not-for-profit organisations in the Wingecarribee Shire together to share information about their activities and learn about the work of other groups within the community.

►Paceman Dominic O’Shannessy has been announced as a member of the Australian U17 team after cementing his reputation as one of the country’s hottest junior pace bowlers at the Australian U17 Championships in Queensland.

Playing for the ACT/NSW country side, O’Shannessy was the carnival’s top wicket taker, claiming 16 scalps at an average of 13.63. His best performance was 4-41, including a hat-trick.

►Highlands artists will have the chance to bring their visions to life at a new workshop. 

Wingecarribee Shire Council will host a full-day Project Planning and Activation workshop on Tuesday, October 10 from 10am to 4pm at the Moss Vale Civic Centre.

This workshop follows the highly successful Resourcing your Art workshop presented by Council in May this year and will once again be facilitated by experienced arts leader and social innovator, Debby Maziarz.

TRAFFIC:  All 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 cloudy day with a high chance of showers, clearing by late afternoon, the chance of thunderstorms, with gusty winds in the N this afternoon, winds W/NW 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before shifting S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the evening and a daytime maximum temperature of 25 can be expected in the Highlands today.

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

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