Cover: Christmas is nearly here! From trees and carols to food and cooking tips, church services and how to brighten the day for those less fortunate, you’ll find it all in our local guide to Christmas. Plus, support local businesses who have a range of great gift ideas. We bring you up to date with the latest on the Mona Vale Place Plan; Triple M radio host Gus Worland explains how he fell into his media career; learn which artists are exhibiting locally; the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series kicks off at Bilgola; and Gabrielle Bryant helps you get the garden in order. Merry Christmas all!