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Bishop Peter Ingham to retire.
Bishop Peter Ingham to retire.

A little piece of Berrima for sale

If you were keen to immerse yourself in the country culture of the Highlands then here is a great opportunity.

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry in historic Berrima is for sale.

We understand the it is priced at $110,000 plus stock.

If you are a foodie, and ready to own your own business this could be just the option for you.

The business has been established for the past 40 years and is described as perfect for a family or couple to use as a platform to expand their foodie ideas, and step into a business, ready for the Christmas and holiday trade season.

Bishop’s retirement

Best wishes are extended to the Bishop of Wollongong Diocese (which includes the Southern Highlands) who is retiring after 16 years of service in the region.

Bishop Ingham has been a popular Catholic leader in the diocese attending many special events such as communions, confirmations and the Cross and Icon tour through the Highlands.

Bishop Ingham said it had been “the privilege of my life to have been entrusted with the stewardship of this Diocese for the past 16 years, and I shall certainly miss the interaction I have had with the wonderful people of this region.”  

He will be replaced by  Bishop-elect Brian Mascord – current Vicar General of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and also the parish priest of MacKillop (including Charlestown, Gateshead and Redhead). 

A suitable date for the ordination and installation has yet to be decided, but it will occur within the next three months. 

A festive tip

As we kick off the festive season here is a special tip from the team at Southern Highlands Wines.

Four reasons why you should drink more Chardonnay:

- Because nothing beats a cold glass when the warmer weather hits

- It's great for barbecues

- You can drink it anytime and anywhere

- It pairs perfectly with seafood and chicken

Kookaburras to the rescue

A big shout out to the Bowral Junior Rugby League Inc. The Kookaburras came to the rescue of the Southern Highland News editorial team during the Bong Bong Picnic Races on November 24. The editorial team’s publishing equipment was running out of power until the Kookaburras generously shared their electricity source which ensured the live blogging from the races could continue throughout the day. Go Kookaburras.

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Something for lexophiles

Colo Vale’s Les Bell also has some quirky thoughts to share. His words of wisdom come from a competition held every year to see who can come up with the best phrases for lexophiles.  Here are some winners.

- When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.  

- A thief who stole a calendar got 12 months.  

- When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.  

- The batteries were given out free of charge.  

- A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.  

- A boiled egg is hard to beat.  

- When you've seen one shopping centre you've seen a mall.  

- Police were summoned to a day care centre where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.  

- Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He's all right now.  

- A bicycle can't stand alone; it's just two tired.  

-  When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.  

- The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.  

- He had a photographic memory which was never developed.  

- When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she'd dye.  

 – Acupuncture is a jab well done. That's the point of it.  

 And the cream of the twisted crop: 

- Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end. 

Food for thought

Highlander Barry Ling has sent in a few thoughts to ponder.

- Whose cruel idea was it to put an “s” in the word lisp?

- Why haven’t we heard of a famous psychic winning a big lotto prize?

- If light travels faster than sound, why do some people appear bright until you hear them speak?

- What was the best invention before sliced bread was invented?

- Is a castrated pig disgruntled?