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On song for Christmas

What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! A nativity procession, concert and fireworks will be on offer at the Bowral Family Carols at Bradman Oval, on December 7. The good news in the Bureau of Statistics has forecast a mostly sunny day with a maximum temperature of 25 in the Highlands. That should be music to the ears of anyone keen to join in this evening of carols. Head down to Bradman Oval to set up a picnic space from 5.30pm. The fireworks will kick off at 8.45pm. Find out more about carols across the Highlands at http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/5089928/christmas-carols-across-the-highlands/

Keep your cool

Should the weather start to get warmer for the summer here are a few interesting tips on how to keep your cool:

- Keep windows, curtains and blinds shut all day

- Place bottles of frozen water in front of a fan – this will enable the fan to blow cool aire over you

- Sleep with a hot water bottle full of frozen peas

- Keep socks in the fridge and put them on when you are ready for bed – cooling your extremities helps to lower your overall body temperature

And here is one that might surprise you:

- Keep your bed sheets in the fridge – However, make sure they aren’t damp when you put the in the fridge and avoid the freezer.

150 years on

Don’t miss a celebration of the earliest days of train travel in the Highlands at Moss Vale on December 9. Activities kick off at 11am at Moss Vale station to commemorate the occasion with appearances by the Highland Pipe and Drum, the RSL Youth Choir and the School Cadet Unit will perform. 

Great look for Christmas

It is great to see those businesses across the Highlands which have been given a truly festive look for Christmas. 

One business that is catching the eye of people is Bowerbird on Argyle in Moss Vale. Have you seen a business that is looking great for Christmas? 

Let us know about it and even send us a picture through our website at http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/5010322/got-a-story-to-tell-were-all-ears/?cs=6018

Christmas light map

While we are on the subject of great decorations, have you given the outside of your home a festive facelift? 

The Southern Highland News has created an interactive Christmas light map to help people who enjoy getting out to see the decorated houses in the community. 

If you would like your home added to the map please send your addess and a photo if possible to the jackie.meyers@fairfaxmedia.com.au. Here is a link to the map on our website: http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/5093620/christmas-lights-of-the-highlands-2017-interactive-map/?cs=268

It goes both ways

Perhaps it’s time for sign posts to indicate that traffic flows both ways on the Merrigang Street access to Lamond Lane, Bowral. While it is only a short section of access road it seems the rules go out the window. 

Pedestrians walk down the centre like it is a pathway, and cars from both directions drive on it as if it were a one-way street. 

This can pose particularly problems at the entrance to Merrigang Street when a vehicle sits in the centre of the lane before exiting. This blocks incoming traffic and in turn causes a build up of traffic on Merrigang Street – often banked back to the traffic lights causing further congestion at that point. 

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