Meet our newest Cutiepies

Milton Ulladulla Times
STORY AND PHOTO: KARISA MCCAULEY
04 May, 2011 02:34 PM

AFTER hours spent counting more than 500 votes the winners of the Times Cutiepie Competition were announced this week. Taking out the 0 to 6 months category was four-month-old Tyrah Whitall with proud mum Bree Smilanic delighted with the news. In the 7 to 12 months category, Xavier Hart charmed Times readers with his blue eyes, just as he charmed his mum Leah Hart.

Golfers swinging clubs for charity

Milton Ulladulla Times
STORY: STUART CARLESS
18 Aug, 2010 11:38 AM
THE first of two big charity golf days in coming weeks will be held at the Hilltop Golf Course in Mollymook next Friday (August 27). The annual Peter Ryan Memorial Golf is always a popular event on the local golfing calendar and this year will be no exception. The event is being organised by Milton-Ulladulla Apex Club and sponsored by the Milton and Districts Community Bank (Bendigo Bank). This year, 50 per cent of the funds raised will be going to the M.U.D Kids Appeal. Next Friday's event will be 4-man ambrose.

Kindness is appriciated

The other day I told my son about all the people who were helping to raise money for he (Jeremiah Del Tufo) and Sam Watkins.

He took a moment and smiled his big toothy grin (even more prominent now that he does not have a hair on his head!) and he said "Milton is the most special place in the whole world!"

He is perfectly right because apart from the gratefully received fundraising, the knowledge that the entire community has rallied around our families and that they are there with their arms open and their hearts full of love and support makes his journey a little more bearable.

So much kindness, so much generousity and life long bonds made even stronger. Jacky, Pieta, Takako, Pam, Madelaine, Mel, Fiona, Davida and just so many more - you know who you are and all the local businesses we, the Del Tufos, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Nicole Woodford Del Tufo

It’s life as normal, homework and all

Milton Ulladulla Times
STORY AND PHOTO: KATRINA CONDIE
11 Aug, 2010 12:07 PM

ONLY five months after a stem cell transplant, Sam Watkins’ life is returning to normal and that includes school and homework! Sam, 14, returned to Shoalhaven Anglican School this term after living in isolation since the state-of-the-art operation at Westmead Children’s Hospital in March. For two years he has been battling non-Hodgkin's anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic tissue and effects infection-fighting white blood cells. Because Sam’s bone marrow was completely destroyed during the procedure and his immunity extremely low, he has had limited contact with family and friends while his body used its own stem cells to rebuild his entire immune system. He’s now living the life of a normal teenager and is enjoying being back at school with his friends.