Grandparents of the Year Awards recognise outstanding grandparents and older Australians for their contributions to the individuals in their lives and the community. Nominations close Sunday 20 September.
Nominate at www.grandparentsday.org.au
22 eateries in Forbes have received 5 stars and were presented with a certificate of excellence under the Scores on Doors program through the NSW Food Authority. A five-star rating means the business has achieved the highest expected level of compliance with hygiene and food safety standards. “To have 22 food retailers receiving
excellent is really pleasing as it’s not easy to receive such a high rating,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “The challenge now is for them to maintain that rating and other food premises to rise to this benchmark next year.”
This week we are celebrating our 10th issue of the Forbes Phoenix! Don’t forget to send your photos, news, stories, letters, compliments and irks to firstname.lastname@example.org and help us embrace the wonderful
community of Forbes!
Recognise that amazing rural woman in your life by nominating her for the 2016 Rural Industries Rural Women’s Awards. Women committed to making a difference to the community are encouraged to apply at www.
rirdc.gov.au/rural-women’s-award. Nominations close Saturday 31 October.
Meet Forbes Council’s new Director of Engineering and Technical Services! John Zannes is a manager and chartered professional engineer with more than 22 years of experience in both the private sector and local government. John has moved to Forbes to enjoy the benefits of living in a rural community and to be close to family. “I am really enjoying my time here so far and have even had the chance to get a couple of golf games in,” John said.
Good Luck to Brendan Turner who will run a 42km marathon on Sunday 6 September for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Best of luck from the Phoenix!
Getting parents involved in homework will change with the launch of an innovative new mobile app that encourages parents to get more involved in their children’s education.
The Learning Potential App is made up of articles and videos that offer advice for parents. The Learning Potential website also contains the content from the app. Find out more at www.australia.gov.au/learningpotential.