Highlands Rise and Shine| December 4, 2017

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

Big and beautiful.

►There are almost one in five people living with a disability in Australia. 

On Sunday, December 3 the world marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). 

This year’s IDPwD theme was ‘transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all’, which aimed to promote the removal of the physical, social and technological barriers that typically exclude people with disabilities from participating in society. 

►After much deliberation and community uproar, Alexandra Square has been transformed into a wide open green space. 

On Friday, December 1, the community was invited to celebrate its completion at an unveiling of the plaque that reads, ‘Alexandra Square Restoration Project’. 

More than 50 people enjoyed the sun-lit afternoon with a barbecue from the Bowral Lions club, live music, a jumping castle, face painting and funny shaped balloons. 

►Public assistance is sought to identify a man responsible for an indecent act in front of three girls at Mittagong  December 1.

Police from The Hume Local Area Command have been told the girls, one aged 12 and two aged 15, were walking west along the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, at about 5.10pm when they heard a man yelling at them. More here.

►Travel back in time this Christmas. 

On Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16, the Mittagong Anglican Church will recreate the first century Bethlehem to remind the community of the meaning of the first Christmas. More here.

►Two lawn bowls players were remembered for their contribution to the sport on the weekend.

Bowral Bowling Club and Robertson Bowling Club players gathered at Robertson Bowling Club for the 20th annual John Crowe and Bill Brenning Memorial Challenge on December 3.

Competitors played singles, pairs, triples and fours rounds during the challenge.

►Over the weekend the Illawarra Academy of Sport visited the Southern Highlands to conduct a basketball training session which was led by the Academy’s Head Coach Rhys Martin from the Illawarra Hawks.

The Academy currently provides athlete development to a number of sports including cricket, cycling, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby union, triathlon and basketball. 

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

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

WEATHER: A cloudy day with a very high chance of showers, increasing to rain areas this afternoon and evening, possibly heavy, the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon and evening, winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h and a daytime maximum temperature of 14 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.

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