Highlands Rise and Shine| October 20, 2017

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

Happy Friday?

► Phosphorescence, agronomy, kilohertz- these are just some of the words Jack Davies is brushing up on ahead of the Premier’s Spelling Bee.

Bowral Public School’s Jack Davies is studying hard in the hopes of winning the crown for the state’s best speller.

► Some members of the community are making it difficult for the Salvation Army to continue their good work. 

The Salvation Army donation bins located on Kirkham Road, Bowral have been broken into several times over recent weeks. 

Everything of value has been stolen, and in the process clothing donations have been thrown on the footpath and destroyed by weather. 

►Of late, artist Zoe Young has been focusing on capturing fleeting moments in time.

Artistically fascinated by the ephemeral nature of “really small, insignificant moments”, Zoe paints still life compositions that depict life around her in the Southern Highlands. 

Battle for Berrima has said that Boral’s measures to address to address water quality issues in the Wingecarribee River “do not go far enough”. 

Boral’s announcement followed the issuance of a notice by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), directing Boral to prepare an action plan to address the impact of heavy metal discharge from the Berrima Colliery.

►A game on home turf proved advantageous for the Bowral first grade cricket team on the weekend.

Bowral won the first innings against Robertson Burrawang in the Highlands District Cricket Association (HDCA) competition at Bradman Oval.

Robertson Burrawang won the toss and elected to bat first. 

►Bowral Public School’s girls cricket team has earned the title of regional champion for the first time ever.

Year five and six girls competed at the NSW PSSA girls cricket knock-out competition and defeated Ulladulla recently.

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

TRAINS: Commuters on the Southern Highlands line should allow extra time to travel due to urgent power supply repairs at Picton. Buses may supplement some services.

WEATHER: A cloudy day with very high chance of rain, clearing this afternoon, winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning and a daytime maximum temperature of 17 can be expected in the Highlands today.

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

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