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Published by jhart, 2019-02-28 18:26:04

March 2019

March 2019





Farewell from Editor 2 I Hanging with Brett Whiteley – a boyhood idyll 8

ISSUE 282 I MARCH 2019

06 04 Farewell
25 NEWS & FEATURES After being responsible for the
production of the past 62 issues of The
04 Problem intersection to be Village Observer, this is my last as Editor.
In my almost six years in this role, I have
04 Greenwich Hospital met, interviewed and spoken with so
redevelopment many interesting local people and have
loved bringing news, events and stories
04 Move More in March to our readership.
04 Australia Day Honours for
Developing TVO from the black and
4 local residents white publication that it was when I
08 Hanging with Brett Whiteley started and evolving it into the great
11 Business Profile – Joyce looking magazine it is today has been
incredibly rewarding. Sharon, Mariano
Aimond, Bakers Delight and I have all worked hard to modernise
16 NSW election candidate it, increase its readership and to
ensure its relevance as an interesting
profiles for Lane Cove community magazine.
20 Helping children and teens
Forums such as TVO are integral to
experience anger fostering the strong sense of community
27 Local designer wins Houzz we have in Lane Cove and producing a
magazine that celebrates this spirit, and
award which also generates profits to assist our
local aged and disability services, has
REGULARS been a privilege.

13 Professional Services I would like to take this opportunity
20 Health to acknowledge and thank all the
25 Lifestyle advertisers, contributors and residents
30 Government that I have worked with during my
34 Community time as Editor. I would also like to
thank Sharon, Mariano and Sydney
TVO IS DISTRIBUTED TO: Community Services for their comradery
Greenwich. Gore Hill. Hunters Hill. Lane Cove. Lane Cove West. Lane Cove North. and support.

Linley Point. Longueville. Northwood. Osborne Park. Riverview. St Leonards. In this, my final issue, I am re-running
Stringy Bark Creek. Tarban Creek. Woolwich. one of my favourite stories from my
tenure. First published in 2014 and
THE VILLAGE OBSERVER 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove NSW 2066. written by John Wilson, this article about
20000 copies printed monthly. Brett Whiteley’s childhood creates a
vivid image of life in Longueville in the
PUBLISHER: Gillian Batt P: 02 9427 6425 [email protected] 1940s and 50s. It is very deserving of
EDITOR: Jocelyn Biddle P: 0418 560 844 [email protected] being republished and coincides with an
ADVERTISING: Mariano Massa P: 0408 813 154 [email protected] exhibition of Whiteley’s work currently
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Sharon Curby P: 0450 370 575 [email protected] on at the Art Gallery of NSW. Please
turn to page 8 for the full story.
I look forward to seeing TVO continue to go from strength-to-strength under the
guardianship of its new Editor, who will
The Village Observer is published monthly (except January) by Lane Cove Community Aid Foundation. be announced in the April issue.
• Distribution is at the beginning of the month. • Readers are invited to submit articles for consideration.
• Articles and items for community events should be emailed to the Editor with any accompanying Kind regards
images by the 15th of each month, for inclusion in the next month’s issue. • Advertising enquiries should
be directed to [email protected] • If mailing material and you would like it returned, Jocelyn
please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. All care, but no responsibility will be taken for this
material. © Copyright 2015. Original advertisements and editorial in this publication are copyright and JOCELYN BIDDLE - EDITOR
remain the exclusive property of The Village Observer. No part of this publication may be reproduced and/ [email protected]
or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written consent of the Publisher.
DISCLAIMER: The content of editorial and advertisements in The Village Observer has been provided
by a number of independent sources. Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Editor and
Publisher of The Village Observer, and no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of the information, or any
factual errors contained within any items printed. Readers should make their own enquiries directly to any
organisations or businesses prior to making any plans or taking any action.

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Problem Greenwich Hospital development
intersection to be
upgraded The Department of Planning has released a State Significant Development
proposal for the redevelopment of Greenwich Hospital.
The NSW Government has The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted with the proposal
announced a $1 million grant provides detail of a concept proposal for the redevelopment of the existing
towards the upgrade of the Greenwich Hospital which includes:
intersection of River Road West, • Hospital expansion to a 50-place hospital care facility with inpatient/
Longueville and Northwood
Roads. outpatient support services;
• 80 seniors living units (apartments) associated with hospital style campus;
The traffic lights at this • 9 seniors living units (villas);
intersection have consistently • Retention of Pallister House;
been the location of regular • On-site parking.
crashes. Council has been working At its February meeting, Lane Cove Council requested an extension to
with the Roads and Maritime the State Government’s proposed 4-week notification period to allow the
Services (RMS) to develop a community and Council additional time to review the proposal and provide
proposal to improve the safety of a considered submission. Until this extension has been confirmed, the
this intersection. community should be aware of the Department of Planning's exhibition close
date of 15 March 2019.
With RMS assistance, short and While Council was aware for some time that there was an intention to
long term concept plans have upgrade the site, the details of what the upgrade entailed were not known
been developed to upgrade the until the consultation commencement.
intersection. The grant, which
was announced in February, will Move More in March
enable Council to commence
the development of detailed MARCH HAS ARRIVED. HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO
construction plans with the MOVE MORE IN MARCH?
implementation of the short-term
option as a priority. This simple yet effective community fitness program aims to get you moving,
or moving more, during March.
Upon completion of the short- You can join as an individual or get a team together. The program is
term works, Council will work generously sponsored by Hyecorp, BlueFit, Soulful Fitness and Lane Cove
with the relevant stakeholders Orthodontics and supported by the Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy, Lane
to further develop the long-term Cove West Tennis Club, Northern Cemeteries, Swim with a Smile,
option. Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.
To sign up, visit and also find out
New temporary what activities and specials our sponsors and supporters are offering
carpark for throughout March.
Local residents recognised in Australia Day Honours
A 40+ space temporary car park
will be available at the Plaza Congratulations to four local residents who were recognized in the Australia
end of the Rosenthal Project Day 2019 Honours List for their outstanding achievements and service
site by mid-April. The carpark to the community.
is located close to the Plaza, ● E meritus Professor Gareth Evans - for significant service to science,
providing access to local shops
along Birdwood and Rosenthal and to education, in the field of animal reproductive biology.
laneways and surrounding ● Mrs Ada Belcher - for service to the community through social
welfare organisations.
Works will be underway next ● Dr Jaswinder Singh Samra - for service to medicine as a
month to prepare for vehicle
and pedestrian entry via the pancreatic specialist.
shared zone in Birdwood Lane. ● Mrs Bridget Mary Lee - for service to the Irish community of NSW.
The carpark will operate as 2
hours free parking, enforced by
Council. The carpark will remain
in place until additional parking
is available on-site within the first
stage of the permanent carpark
being completed later in the

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Date: Friday 21st February Place: Lane Cove Plaza

Valentina and her son Theodore enjoyed participating in a craft activity together at February's Sunset Artists' Market
in the Plaza. Valentina and her family have only just moved to Lane Cove, previously living in Melbourne and London.

Valentina said that they feel very fortunate to have discovered this area and absolutely love the community,
how green it is and its proximity to the city.

Every picture tells a story…We’d love our readers to contribute to our new ‘Aspects of Lane Cove’ segment by sending in photos that capture
everyday moments around our area. Photos could show people, places, animals, events – anything that you feel represents our community.
One photo will be selected and published each issue. To participate, please email your high res photo, including a short description
together with details of the time, date and place that it was taken, to [email protected]
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Busy start to year for Neighbour Day - March 2019
Lane Cove Rotary
Loneliness – what neighbours can do to create connections
It has been a busy February at the Lane Cove Rotary
Club, with some excellent community engagement at two Whether it’s a few friendly words across the back fence,
meetings in particular. Member Lindsay May OAM spoke inviting your neighbour in for a cuppa, organising a
about his latest Sydney to Hobart yacht race experience – community get-together, or stopping for a chat when
his 46th year straight sailing in this event! you’re walking the dog, there’s plenty we can do to create
connections and help those who may be experiencing
The quest for challenge obviously runs in the family, as loneliness.
son Andrew May then regaled an audience of 50 with
an enlightening talk and footage from his recent climb to Australia is in the midst of a loneliness crisis. Many people
Everest Base Camp. do not enjoy meaningful relationships in their lives to sustain
and nurture them, particularly through difficult times. People
Many more fabulous speakers and events are lined up in are increasingly time poor, with less time for community
the months to come. To get involved or register to come engagement and neighbourhood connection. Fewer people
along, see know, and interact with, their neighbours and are members
of community groups. The circle of people we feel we can
turn to when we need a hand is shrinking in all age groups.

Research shows that:

• Loneliness is associated with poor physical health, poor
socio-economic outcomes, social anxiety, and poor mental

• It increases the likelihood of mortality by 26% – similar to
the effect of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

• Loneliness is associated with an increased risk of
coronary heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure and
the onset of disability.

For some tips to help create connections in your community,

IWnDteormnaatyeionn2a0’ls19 Thursday 14 March
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Terrace Function Room
1 Pottery Lane
Lane Cove

International Women’s Day showcases the Bookings essential via
experiences, stories and lessons learned by women www.lanecoveinternational
who can inspire us all.
or phone: 9911 3591
Hear from five inspiring guest speakers about their individual
journeys and successes and join in on a facilitated Q&A panel. Tickets are $5 each, which
includes finger food and

Proudly brought to you by Lane Cove Council in conjunction with WAIG (Women’s Action and Information Group)

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A winning combination

Brent Courtney welcomes Lilanna Lou to his dynamic sales team, Brent Courtney
Lilianna has over 30 years’ experience in business and has built a highly 0411 888 380
respected reputation as an ethical and professional licensed Real Estate [email protected]
Agent for 12 years and has a large and loyal client base both locally Lilianna Lou
and internationally. She always aims to perform at her best, and has 0405 088 738
achieved many record prices for challenging properties. Lilianna builds [email protected]
honest and friendly relationships with her clients by always offering
high quality service and has become an expert at designing individually
tailored and successful marketing programs for a wide range of
properties for sale, giving her a stellar reputation with vendors. Outside TVO MARCH 2019 7
of work she dedicates her time to charity, such as fundraising for
St Vincent’s Hospital. Hardworking, ethical and honest, she believes
that McGrath consistently delivers premium results to their clients
through strategic marketing and outstanding presentation.

Hanging with Brett Whiteley
– a boyhood idyll

This edited extract forms part of Brett in the billycart made by his father Clem, which was ‘just like a real racing car’. Photo: Ian MacTavish
a memoir written by John Wilson.
John grew up in Longueville and The next day it happened again. Same That night she wrote a note in large
later raised his family there. John theft, same MO. letters and left it in the servery: “Dear
eloquently recounts growing up in Brett, Please do not steal my bread. If
the area alongside his childhood Mrs Aspinal was determined to catch you would like some, knock on the door
friend Brett Whiteley. the thief so next morning, concealed by and I will give you a piece. Mrs. Aspinal.”
a kitchen curtain, she lay in wait as the
In the Longueville of my childhood – a baker arrived. Slam! went the servery The next day the note was gone and
Sydney harbourside village in those door as he left the new-baked bread. another left in its place. In childish hand,
days – Brett Whiteley, my closest friend, it read: “It wasn’t me Mrs Aspinal.”
was a tiny legend. For years, people told In minutes, as his van purred away, a
stories of his mischief . . . like the time he child with a topping of Pre-Raphaelite Funny, outrageous and, for someone
kidnapped a neighbour’s cat and sent golden curls crept from hiding, lifted so clever, spectacularly naive. That
a ransom note demanding money for the loaf and quickly disappeared into was Brett, the same child who thought
its return. the bushes. the goldfish in neighbours’ ponds were
made of real gold and if you caught
The Longueville of the 1940s and Five minutes later, the cherub them, you’d be rich.
1950s was placid, quiet, secret. Nothing reappeared and replaced the now-
much ever changed. But then, one day, hollowed shell. Mrs Aspinal had her thief. He was the child who would set alight
another scandal erupted. the letterboxes of people he didn’t like
Brett was the wild child and who had the district in a panic when
Down on Mary Street, Mrs Aspinal went over whom the district’s he disappeared and was found riding
to collect her daily loaf from the kitchen the ferry wash under the wharf in a
servery to find that most of it had gone. mothers tut-tutted, stolen canoe.
Someone had scooped out the warm worried – and fed.
centre to leave behind a hollowed crust. “God, he was a handful,” said my

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He was demanding and jealous, The Longueville of the We bonded like magnets
exciting and dangerous, captivating 1940s and 1950s was placid,
and enchanting, thrilling to be with and quiet, secret. Nothing much Brett and I instantly bonded like
to be his friend was a badge of honour magnets – although the reality is that
that I proudly wore. In our conservative, ever changed. Brett was probably the magnet and,
almost Victorian, world of Johns and like the rest of the gang, I may well have
Ians and Alans and Kenneths, even the Families didn’t move. Our parents been the bonded.
name ‘Brett’ was theatre and, somehow, were plain folk, lives fulfilled by family
thrillingly American. bungalows and neat gardens; people Over those fractured years of our
who had endured Depression and war schooldays, I was as close to Brett as I’ve
Brett was the wild child over whom the and asked nothing more. been to anyone in my life.
district’s mothers tut-tutted, worried –
and fed. A lot of the time he was fed at The street that divided Longueville into Tucked away in the roof of the white
our place and my mother regarded him two classes was Kenneth Street, the cool house, he had the bedroom of my
as a difficult, but tolerated second son. riverside people to the east, where the dreams, with shelves for treasures,
She would pretend to be cross. “Doesn’t Whiteleys lived, and those on the west a second bed for a mate, a goatskin
Brett have a home to go to?” she’d ask side of the peninsula who, as my father rug on its polished floor and a vintage
sternly. used to say, had to cope with the hot muzzle-loading rifle hanging like a
westerly winds blowing up from the gully trophy on the wall.
The truth is he did have a home to and lifting the lounge room carpets. We
go to, a beautiful home; far, far more lived in the west. But best of all was the huge, built-in
impressive than ours, but there was desk for painting and drawing and,
often no one at home – apart from In Longueville, the Whiteleys in front of the desk, was a panoramic
a granny who was pressed into were different to everyone window, where below spread the
babysitting and whom he despised. luminous waters of the Lane Cove River.
else, they were showbusiness,
So much has been written about the boy glamorous, fast-living; they We were obsessed by art and that river
genius but, in those early years, I saw was our Seine, the waters of Renoir and
little of that genius; what I did see was a were our Gatsbys. Matisse; we had no doubt that one day we
small friend with astonishing charisma, would go to Europe and paint like them.
someone you just ached to be with. My dad couldn’t afford to buy a home,
so we rented one half of a little 1920s When we weren’t painting or lusting or
Longueville’s Gatsbys cottage. My baby sister shared the only listening, the river was our playground,
bedroom with my parents and I slept on the blue and green river with its dancing
In Longueville, the Whiteleys were the open back veranda where the rains lavender lights. All summer we swam,
different to everyone else. They were splattered off a spreading loquat tree stole dinghies and canoes from the boat
showbusiness, glamorous, fast-living; and right up to my bed. It was really only sheds, raided the rowing and sailing
they were our Gatsbys. a single step from camping. clubs for beer and supplies, and smoked
stolen tobacco aboard invaded yachts.
Nothing about them was typical – even Inside, the house was dark and dour. My
their house. Most of our houses dated mother’s tiny kitchen had thin wooden One day, Brett and I invented a new kind
from the first 30 years of the century – cupboards, no fridge but an icebox and of bomb and placed it by the river baths
deep red brick and red tiled roofs – but blue-and-white gingham curtains to before lighting the wick, then hiding
Clem’s and Beryl’s walls were painted hide the gap beneath the sink. behind a boat shed to shelter from the
white and the roof was blue, like houses blast that we were sure would come.
you saw in art books, or magazine Beryl Whiteley’s kitchen was a world
articles about California. away: bright, snow white and light, an Minutes passed. Nothing happened. We
electric fridge and, wonder of wonders, peered around. The bomb was sizzling
The difference between us was a milkshake machine and an electric with potential and standing by it was the
cruelly clear. can opener. Presbyterian minister.

Longueville and its bays slept a million “Why, hello,” he said, as he spotted us.
miles from anywhere, a magical place “It’s Brett Whiteley and Johnny Wilson!”
where our lives were measured by the
tides that lapped the shores of the I prayed harder than I ever had in choir
perfect childhood. that they wouldn’t be the last words he
ever uttered. God answered; the wick
The peninsula had been home to fizzled to silence. The experiment had
bushrangers and fierce Aborigines. A failed. Our prayers had been heard;
century later, it was just 10 minutes from Brett and I had escaped the noose.
the centre of Sydney and had become the
first suburb in Australia for the average The white house came alive
price of houses to reach $1 million.
The only thing consistent about the
But when we were kids, in the 1940s Whiteley’s was their difference.
and 1950s, it was home to ordinary
families; bank managers, shop owners, Even when we were very young, we
suburban solicitors, the man who realised that Beryl Whiteley was not
founded a refrigerator company, a only exquisitely beautiful but lived in a
bookmaker at the greyhounds – and different world to our mums, all cheery
Billy Salvatori, who drove Mr Newman’s women who bustled around each
black and white buses at breakneck other’s kitchens swapping recipes,
speed while his brother, Ron, drove them or trading gossip at my Uncle Bunny
like an ambling tortoise. Warren’s little grocery shop.

Continued on page 10

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Beryl was like an untouchable movie Over the fractured years of underneath in a childish hand, then
star and my memories are glimpses . . . our schooldays, I was as tucking the insult into an envelope
fragments of black and white film . . . addressed to “Nanna, Lucretia Avenue,
she was enigmatic and exciting, a cool close to Brett as I’ve been to Longueville”, with a used stamp added
strawberrry blonde vision of perfect anyone in my life. to the envelope.
bones and fashion, who seemed to be
barely at home. I wondered what her life a real Colt .45 and the Mercedes-Benz “What are you doing?” I asked.
was like, where she went, what she did. racing car with steering and proper
quick-change wheels with winged hub “I’m leaving it in the mailbox, she’ll think
We worshipped Clem, Brett’s father. caps. But most of all, most fantastic of it came in the post.”
When Clem was around, the white all, was the carton of bubble gum – the
house came alive with riotous rugby defining symbol of young America. To “She’ll kill you.”
matches on the back lawn, where Brett us, bubble gum was a dream, something
was a surprisingly talented and slippery we’d only seen in comics. “No she won’t, she won’t know who it’s
half-back. And the billycart Clem made come from.”
him was just like a real racing car. And typically, the chosen one refused to
share a single piece. Different paths
Clem was fun, like a bigger version of us.
Nothing like our own fathers. According But then, he could be a mean little Life was changing fast. In 1956 I won
to Brett, he had done and been prick. He may have been the most entrance to art school, while Brett met
everything: a military hero, a Queen’s mesmerising person I had ever met his muse, the exquisite Wendy Julius.
Scout, a great sportsman – even a and yet, while I loved him, it was hard to After all these years, I have never met
racing driver in the little Wolseley Hornet escape a sad meanness and a cruelty Wendy and I don’t think anyone else in
that sat in the garage, the car in which inside that small body. our gang did either as, typically, Brett
Brett said Clem had proposed to Beryl. kept her in a secret compartment of his
A special trick reserved for infirm old life, but goaded us with stories of their
In 1950, Clem and Beryl – the Longueville ladies was to walk past with passion for each other.
aristocrats of the White House head down and then suddenly leap and
– crowned their superiority, their scream in their face. Envy was one thing, but it was also
difference, by actually sailing to America obvious that this was more than just a
on a great ship. When they returned, As for his despised grandmother, minor intrusion into our relationship. It
they crowned Brett’s princely eminence one day I watched as he pasted a was clear that our childhood bonds had
by adding to his already unimaginable photograph of a gorilla on a sheet of been traded for something far stronger
treasures. paper, carefully printing “NANNA” and from that moment, we would walk
different paths…. 
There was the cap gun that worked like

Would you like to work with Lane Cove welcomes a new
The Village Observer? Red Cross shop

Do you have advertising sales experience in print New and pre-loved clothes, accessories and
media? If so, we are currently seeking homewares at affordable prices are all available at
an Advertising Manager. the new Red Cross op-shop which has opened on
Longueville Road.
OF TVO. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The store raises funds to support Red Cross’ vital work
• Growing advertising sales with new and existing clients in Australia and overseas, helping people in times of
• L iaising with clients and local businesses to facilitate emergency, personal hardship and disadvantage.

relationships and build trust “The local Red Cross shop is a great place to pick up a
• D eveloping advertising solutions to potential advertisers unique variety of products that appeal to the fashion-
• C oordinating material between clients and production conscious and budget-conscious shopper alike,” says
• Checking artwork files supplied and obtaining final sign-off Australian Red Cross Retail Area Manager Kate Messervy.
• L iaising with external suppliers; print and distribution
• D elivering bulk copies monthly to specified locations. “We warmly invite locals to drop by to find a unique
treasure, from pre-loved designer garments and new
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED: clothing to unusual finds you just can’t buy elsewhere.
• A dvertising sales background (2 yr min) print/electronic And the great thing is you’re helping raise funds for our
• 'Never miss a deadline' type attitude services around the country.”
• Excellent communication skills
• Accurate record keeping and administration skills The Lane Cove store located at 99 Longueville Road
• A bility to work under pressure and a team player is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and
• Basic Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills. Sunday from 10am to 4pm. It also provides volunteer
opportunities for those looking to pitch in. Volunteers
To apply, please email an application letter and resume can assist in everything from customer service and sales
detailing your suitability for the role to Gillian Batt at through to visual merchandising and sorting donations.
[email protected]. To sign up, call into the store or register your interest
Details of remuneration will be discussed at interview. online at

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Joyce Aimond


Growing up in India, Joyce Aimond recalls riding a motorbike past the What do you enjoy most about having
Australian Embassy each day on her way to work. As she did so, she your own business?
always felt drawn to the promise of this country's better lifestyle with
more freedom and less corruption. This store has been like a baby that I’ve
raised for the past 23 years. What I love
In 1995, Joyce, together with her young family, immigrated. With her husband’s most is interacting with people and I’ve
background as a baker, the couple set out to find their own business. had a great team that have supported
At the time, the Bakers Delight store in Lane Cove was up for sale. Joyce and me, helping to make it all doable. I’ve
her husband carefully checked out the business, observing the people and the also appreciated the flexibility this
vibe of the area as they drank coffee at the café next door. business has provided, particularly when
That was 23 years ago and Joyce is now the sole owner of this store, which my children were younger.
produces 140 varieties of freshly baked bread products each day for its local
customers. What are the most challenging aspects
What attracted you to Lane Cove? of running your business?
We really liked the feel of the area as it was so family oriented. The shop itself
was also in a great location in that it faces to the outside, so there’s plenty of I employ over 30 staff, so the most
fresh air and you feel part of everything that happens in the Plaza. difficult aspect is knowing that the buck
What makes your Bakers Delight store different? stops with me as I’m responsible for a
We are very particular about product quality and customer service. We give lot of people. With this business, there’s
110% and although we mightn’t be able to please everyone, we do try. always something on my mind.
It’s the tender loving care – how we care for the dough, how it is mixed, how
long it rests – which are important factors to getting the best end product. Our What is something people mightn’t
customers often ask why our bread tastes better than what they might have know about you?
purchased from other stores. It’s because we follow all the steps without taking
shortcuts. Coming from a third world country, I
We’ve now won over 250 trophies and our bread has been awarded for its can’t bear to throw good food away. But
crumb structure, freshness, aroma and taste. In 2017 we won the bakery one of the most challenging aspects of
category of the North Shore Business Awards, which was a big achievement this business is working out how much
for us. bread to bake every day. Our product
range has doubled since we started 23
years ago and we bake bread from 4am
to 2pm every day of the week.

On any given night there could be
anywhere from 10 – 18 bags filled with
bread that didn’t sell. So I approached
St Vincent de Paul and they have
organised a roster. Local volunteers
come and collect leftover bread and
deliver it to Matthew Talbot Hostel in
Woolloomooloo to help feed homeless

How would you describe the current
business environment?

It’s certainly challenging at the moment.
Our sales have fallen between 20
– 40% as a result of the Rosenthal
development. Upgrade work around
the Plaza also has a negative impact
whenever that occurs.

What’s your favourite Bakers Delight

I can’t go past the Pane di casa -
toasted, spread with butter and enjoyed
with a cup of tea!

4 words to describe Lane Cove?

1. Friendly
2. Community focussed
3. Caring
4. Welcoming

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Lane Cove locals proudly working MORTGAGE CHOICES
with the Lane Cove community.
The final report is out – where to from here?
Michael and Renee Stevens each have over 20 years’ legal No doubt you’re aware that the final report from
experience gained in national and international law firms. the Hayne Royal Commission, amongst other
We provide affordable, straightforward legal services for things, has made recommendations that could
both your business and individual needs. impact your ability to secure a competitively-
• C onveyancing and property-related issues (eg. transfers priced home loan.
What does the report say? At present, lenders pay mortgage
between related parties, caveats, easements, brokers a commission, which enables us to provide our home
consolidation of by-laws) loan service at no cost to our customers. The Royal Commission's
• D rafting and updating of wills, powers of attorney and final report recommends gradually banning commissions and
appointment of enduring guardian documents moving to a system where home loan customers will need to pay
• E state administration (obtaining grants of Probate and a fee for service which is currently free.
assisting executors to administer a deceased estate) What does this mean for you? Mortgage broking in Australia
• Commercial and retail leasing started around 25 year ago, and today accounts for almost 60%
• Business sales and purchases of all home loans. Mortgage brokers help drive competition in the
• D rafting and updating of business documents such as home loan market, giving borrowers greater choice and driving
terms and conditions of trade, guarantees, contractor interest rates down. Without brokers, power swings back to the
and employment agreements big banks and Australians will have less access to smaller lenders,
• Debt recovery and dispute resolution less access to credit, and interest rates are likely to rise.
• Notary Public services Where to from here? The Royal Commission has provided
recommendations only, and we’d like to reassure you that it’s
PLEASE CALL US FOR AN OBLIGATION FREE CHAT business as usual for us. We are here to help you and, as always,
Level 1, 102 Longueville Road, Lane Cove (with lift access) will do so with your best interests at heart.

9188 9631 I [email protected] Please feel free to contact us on 9420 3052,
visit 15/43-45 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove or email
[email protected]

Mortgage Choice Limited ACN 009 161 979. Australian Credit Licence 382869.

A FREE info session not to be missed
Where: The Terrace Function Room
The Art of Successful Downsizing - (Opposite Lane Cove Aquatic Centre)
Meet the experts: When: Thursday, 11th April 2019
Start: 1:00pm
• Rich Harvey - Property expert and star of Channel 9's Finish: 2.30pm
'Buying Blind'

• Bernadette Hayes - Principal of Harbourline Real Estate
• Dimitra Oldham - Director of Staging Designs
• Robert Dawson - Financial Adviser and Downsizing


At this session you will learn how to:

• Prepare your property to attract buyers
• Work a successful sales strategy to maximise your sale price
• Purchase your downsized property and avoid overpaying by

removing the emotional purchase
• Work through the financial considerations and structure

your income in retirement

*Light refreshments will be provided for guests
Register at: [email protected]
or call (02) 9966 0543

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Whether it’s our beautiful HOW TO ENTER:
natural areas, moments
of joy in your day or 1. Photograph what makes you happy in Lane Cove.
unexpected delights, 2. Upload your photos at
capture what makes you
happy in Lane Cove. captured
The competition is open to 3. Be in the running for a prize pool of $2,500. You
all ages and abilities, enter
for the chance to share in can enter up to three photos in the competition.
the prizes 4. Entries will be judged in three age categories;

PRIZE POOL OF 12 years and under, 13-17 years and 18 years
$2,500 TO BE WON and over.
5. Entries open on Monday 25 February until
14 TVO MARCH 2019 Sunday 7 April.
6. Exhibition and Awards Night at Gallery Lane
Cove: Wednesday 1 May.

Terms and conditions
and more details are available at

Proudly bought to you
by Lane Cove Council




Liberal for Lane Cove

Anthony Roberts and the NSW Liberals are building a stronger
NSW economy – so that we can provide the support, the
infrastructure, and the services to take the pressure off you.

Delivering cost of living support, like our Active
Kids Rebate and our energy rebates, so there is
more money in your pocket at the end of the week.

Building new roads and rail lines and delivering
more trains and buses, so that you can spend less
time commuting and more time doing the things
that matter.

Investing in more police, more doctors, more
nurses, and more hospitals, so that you can rest
easy knowing there is help at hand in the case of
an emergency.

Redeveloping Royal North Shore Hospital,
including 200 more beds in the new Clinical
Services Building, and 350 extra spaces in the new
car park.

Hiring 97 additional teachers in local schools,
installing air-conditioning systems, and building
47 new classrooms and other facilities at Artarmon
Public and Greenwich Public.

Caring for the Lane Cove River and protecting
more river-side vegetation in North Ryde by
expanding the Lane Cove National Park.

Anthony ROBERTS 0431 811 224 [email protected]

Liberal for Lane Cove AnthonyRobertsMP

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Authorised by Chris Stone, Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division, Level 12, 100 William Street, East Sydney NSW 2011.


Anthony Andrew Zbik
Roberts MP,
My wife Bronwyn and I are raising
Let me make one thing clear – our two children here and I’ve
I am a local. called Lane Cove home since
I live in East Ryde. I have lived,
worked and studied in the As our city continues to grow, we
seat of Lane Cove since I was need a strong voice to represent
12 years of age. I grew up in our community and make sure
the area – a district that I know well and love dearly - and I local services keep pace. Despite
married a local girl with whom I am raising three boys. I have being a ‘safe’ Liberal seat, we have had to fight to get more
served for buses in the morning peak, most of our schools are over 90%
eight years on Lane Cove Council – two years as Mayor. I capacity and we have done more than our fair share taking
have represented the seat of Lane Cove as State Member the burden of the development of new apartments.
since 2003.
In 2017 I was honoured to be elected to Lane Cove Council as
During my time as your representative in State Parliament, a Councillor for West Ward. In my capacity as Councillor and
there are a number of achievements of which I am incredibly candidate there are three main issues I hear from residents:
proud including the opening of the new Royal North Shore
Hospital; overseeing the building of the new Mowbray Public 1. Concern about overdevelopment and the lack of
School and the expansion of Greenwich Public School. investment in schools and public transport to keep up with
population growth.
My advocacy for the Lane Cove electorate has resulted in
more than $60m over the past four years in grants to local 2. Properly funding our local schools so our students have the
community groups and councils, and I have successfully best chance of learning.
lobbied for improved public transport and roads in the area.
I have also secured millions of dollars into enhancing sporting 3. Th at we need to transition to a carbon neutral economy.
facilities and parks. On a broader scale, the introduction Protecting our natural environment is paramount.
of five million trees policy for the State, the much-needed
overhaul of the planning system and banning the scourge of As an alternative Member of Parliament for Lane Cove my
synthetic drugs are some of the achievements of which I am priorities would be:
most proud.
1. Assess what additional service capacity is needed for local
I am committed to protecting the character and amenities schools and public transport.
of Lane Cove Electorate, ensuring continued prosperity and
jobs of my constituents and maintaining and improving the 2. Expand the local bicycle network to provide a real
liveability of the electorate. alternative to travel around our area.

I am an integral member of the community which I serve, and 3. Strengthen environmental protections and help transition
I have a strong record of delivering for my community. I am our economy and community to a carbon neutral future.
passionate about ensuring the residents of this electorate
continue to have a strong voice in Parliament. 4. Be seen and be active in the community in-between
elections - not just in the six months leading up to an
Phone: 9817 4757 election.
Email: [email protected]
I hope my record as a Councillor on Lane Cove Council
demonstrates what difference a progressive voice
representing our community can achieve.

MOBILE: 0403 223 405

funding our local schotoalsckle climate change grants to local community
groups and councils
protect our bushland
environment improved public transport and roads
concern about overdevelopment

16 TVO MARCH 2019

In the upcoming NSW State election, there are three* SATURDAY
candidates standing for the electorate of Lane Cove. 23 MARCH
Candidates have prepared the following profiles.
*Information correct at time of printing.

Pierre Masse saving the average customer over $200 a year while delivering
100% renewable electricity. The Greens will establish PowerNSW
GREENS CANDIDATE to manage the growing fleet of publicly owned renewable
energy assets and deliver 100% renewable electricity reliably
I’m standing as a candidate in and affordably.
the NSW election because I want
to contribute to a better, cleaner Australian politics needs a shakeup. Both major parties are
society, where political donations putting the interests of their big corporate donors ahead of
don’t buy influence, where our community. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can have a
investment in renewable energy first world public transport system, a clean environment, and
creates a boom in job creation. affordable housing without destroying our built heritage.

Together, we can ensure that Together, we can:
we have Royal Commission into NSW Planning. What will it
investigate? Why there is more and more development in • Tackle climate change by transitioning to renewable energy.
areas without the schools, hospitals, parks and public transport • Protect our bushland environment.
people need. How to return powers to democratically elected • Provide world-class free education from early childhood
local councils. How to stamp out corruption and break the
connection between developers, their money, and decision through to university and TAFE.
makers. How to build green, sustainable and connected cities • Fund world class hospitals, public transport and social services.
and prepare for and mitigate the challenges of climate change. • Restore integrity to politics and end dirty donations.
I’ll represent the Lane Cove community’s values in parliament
We will also establish a new, publicly owned electricity and hold the major parties to account.
company. A non-profit public retailer will halve retail costs,
Mobile: 0413 606 366
Email: [email protected]

Time for a Royal Commission
into Planning in NSW

From rotten approvals to dodgy FREE
buildings, bulldozed trees and
rows of towering apartments, the COMMUNITY
NSW Planning System has lost EVENT
the confidence of the public.
It’s time to shine a light on the DATE:
dark corners of the NSW Planning 7.00 pm, 15th March
system. It’s time for a Royal
Commission. PLACE:
Crows Nest Community Centre,
Ernest Place, Crows Nest

David Shoebridge MLC,
The Greens spokesperson
on Planning


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I opened my rather thick Mother’s Day TO ENTER If I could wrap this week into a quote:
card with some trepidation. Probably Email your story with your name, "All beginnings require you to admit that
a voucher for one of those near-death you don't know."
experiences like hang-gliding or address and phone number to Beginning a new life in Lane Cove is
parachuting. [email protected] an opportunity to create a whole new
Neither. It was a spray-tan voucher, to chapter where I must go back to the
ready me for the upcoming Whitsunday CONDITIONS mindset of the fool.
family holiday. Stories must be exactly 100 words This year life is showing me that my
Always looking for a bargain, I chose the about any subject and in any writing hero King Arthur's powers came from
darker colour, which lasted longer and style. They must be original and a sisterhood of priestesses guarding
looked good in the brochure. Avalon. Simply put, he couldn't have
Like a withered plant I came to life as unpublished. There is no limit been the man without women.
the nozzle sprayed back and forth. to the number of stories that you 2019 wants me to embrace everything
Later I joined my daughters for a drink. in the realm of the feminine. Until now,
Gasp, then giggles... silence. contribute during the year. like most women, I haven't allowed
‘Cheers.’ I chinked glasses. Oo-oh! My myself to be feminine.
skin now glowed the distinctive orangey- Each month, selected entries will be
iridescence of my Aperol-spritz. published in TVO. At the end of the Eda Utku, Lane Cove
year, all entries will be judged based
Liz Newton, Woolwich on their originality and creativity.


“Would you like tickets to see Queen What a summer! Lane Cove was lawless, The plane landed. The young woman,
live?” my manager asked. “Sure, why and Riverview was roiling. First, vandalism, excited, picked up her bag. Coming
not?” I replied. I had just arrived and then the fires. Molotov cocktails home! An arranged meeting, exchange
in Australia and got work in a club through windows, vehicles torched. A of clothes, important information
frequented by famous musicians. The maniac, aka ‘the Bomber’, reigned. traded. What to expect?
atmosphere was lively and the perks For residents it was a trial by fire. A short drive to home, a passenger
were good. The authorities seemed powerless. hiding in the back seat.
After the concert, I was ushered Enter ‘Thommo’ - a family man, part Sauntering casually through the front
backstage and introduced to Freddie philosopher-king and all relentless man door "I'm back, Mum. Here are the
Mercury. He asked me what I’d like hunter. groceries you wanted".
to drink and mixed it himself. I was Thommo commandeered the Diddy and "Thanks, love", Mum answered, busily
surprised how open and friendly he called it the Nerve Centre. It took him preparing food in the kitchen.
was, given that I was a total stranger. I a week to corner the Bomber, like a rat. Dad, reading, looked up, thoughtful, eyes
was invited to party on later, but politely He made a citizen’s arrest, and peace narrowing as he looked at his daughter.
declined. It was a chance encounter, but returned. "You're not Lisa!" he said and laughed.
a memorable one. Thommo shunned all publicity, but he’d Anna peeked around the door. Hugs for
cemented his place in the Pantheon of everyone as the identical twins played
Perihan Bozkurt, Lane Cove Lane Cove Legends. another trick on their parents!

Anthony Lane, Lane Cove Robyn Sleet, Lane Cove

18 TVO MARCH 2019 9/14/18 2:46 PM
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Book of
Sparking Joy Colours

The local charity clothes bin has been at breaking BY ROBYN CADWALLADER
point for a while. Its contents seem to permanently
bulge out onto a melee of bags clustered around The year is 1321 and Will Asshe has fled from
the base. By Liz Foster. Cambridge to London haunted by a recent
tragedy. He is weak and almost penniless when he
The penny dropped when a friend told me about an meets John Dancaster, the master painter who
intervention staged by her ruthless teenage girls. They has just been commissioned to illustrate a book of
wouldn’t let her leave her bedroom until she’d removed hours (a book to guide prayer and devotion) for a
everything that didn’t ‘spark joy.’ (Subtext here is that her wealthy family. Review by Jacqui Serafim.
house must have been out of control, as seriously what
teenagers notice clutter??) Will is a brilliant painter and convinces John to allow him to join
their small team and assist with the work. As it gets underway,
For the uninitiated, Japanese tidying guru Marie Condo’s we are immersed in the painstaking tasks, the sights and
mission to spark joy through tidying has taken the world smells of the process of illumination, the challenges faced by
by storm. artisans and the tensions in their relationships.

The idea seems to surpass general decluttering. You must Book of Colours follows the story of the book’s illustration
take each item in your hands and channel the vibe. If from the perspectives of the major characters involved:
sparking joy is too wide a criterion, decide if it makes you feel Lady Mathilda who commissions the book to assist her
good when you put it on or whether it will make you ‘shine devotions and enhance the prestige of her family line; Gemma
from now on’. Once any non-sparky clothes have gone, Dancaster, the wife of John Dancaster; and Will Asshe.
the remaining joyful induced ones get carefully returned to
their respective repositories, folded into tight bundles and The characters are complex individuals with passions, fears
wedged end-to-end to make for easier selection. Dubbed by and secrets but they are also representative of their class and
devotees as a ‘folding phenomenon.’ gender. In this way, Cadwallader skilfully allows the reader to
engage with the story and to experience life in the late Middle
Australians have taken on this new mantra with alacrity, Ages from the perspective of the wealthy and powerful as
with wholesale declutter cleanouts. Only problem is, they well as from the artisan class.
aren’t sparking joy with the charities, who are blaming the
Marie-Kondo craze on the dumping of wholesale and excess In 1321, England is approaching civil war and as the
rubbish. If it doesn’t fit in the bin it sits in the weather, which landowners battle to restrict the power of the King and his
deems it contaminated and unusable. Cleansing our internal favourites, lives and fortunes are lost. During the two-year
environment is killing the external environment. period while the book is illustrated, Lady Mathilda undergoes
a change in fortune as her husband is killed in battle and
I’m keen to try this new philosophy though, trapped as I am in branded a traitor. As London’s gates are threatened with
a circular pattern of decluttering I’m never quite on top war, the artisans, craftsmen and peasants continue to
of. But does it follow that you clear out everything that work as food becomes scarce and payment for their efforts
doesn’t spark? increasingly doubtful.

Take flight socks. A necessary evil for lengthy travel, but Gemma Dancaster, a skilled painter herself, is required to hide
definitely not spark inspirers (hot, uncomfortable, daggy). My her knowledge and talent in a society that only recognises
dog’s most favourite toy (a monkey now sans legs, arms, ears work performed by women in the domestic sphere. Through
and tail) is ugly and smelly and definitely non-sparky, but I’m the characters, Cadwallader exposes the concerns and
no monster so it must stay. A swathe of old runners could be challenges for women as they struggle with the burdens of
culled, I admit, but which ones spark and which ones don’t? undertaking much of the same work as their husbands but
The burden of making the right choice starts to feel weighty. without recognition or acknowledgement and raising their
families in an uncertain world.
I turn my attention to books. In the past I’ve been brutal
when clearing them out but when searching for a beloved Within this immersive portrait of 14th Century London, we are
novel for my daughter, I realise I must have thrown it out. exposed to a detailed depiction of the process of illumination:
the making of the pigments, designing the illustrations,
It feels as though I own lots of stuff that, while not exactly the painstaking drafting and actual painting. This is an
sparking right now, might well do in the future. I might opportunity to experience a long-forgotten art in these days
just hang onto it for a bit longer. There’s nothing so certain of mass printing and e-readers. I have seen these amazing
as change.  works in museums in Europe and only now appreciate the
effort, skill and sacrifice that went into their creation.

Well-written historical fiction allows the reader a rare and
privileged opportunity to experience a long-lost world. In Book
of Colours, we are immersed in 14th Century London and the
painters who illustrated that rare and magnificent item – an
illuminated book. 

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YOUR HEALTH Tips for managing your
child’s anger:
The Upside of Anger
Try to remember that angry kids
Helping children and teenagers experience anger are hurt or distressed kids. They
without either of you losing control. are not bad and there’s nothing
wrong with them. They just
“Leave me alone! You never listen! emotion in many cases. There are haven’t yet learnt to feel anger
You’re so mean!” If you’ve ever been on often several primary emotions without losing touch with wisdom.
the receiving end of these statements, underneath that are driving the anger Acknowledge their feelings by
you’ll know that dealing with an angry such as fear, shame and pain.” These saying something like “I can see
child or teenager is challenging at best. primary emotions may also include you are really angry, what do you
disappointment, pressure or anxiety. As need right now?” or “What is your
At worst it can lead to explosive parents we can help our child uncover anger trying to tell us?” Be curious
arguments and leave us questioning these underlying feelings and respond rather than defensive. Lower your
our ability as parents. If you feel accordingly. Try asking your child, “What voice, speak slowly and calmly,
uncomfortable with anger, you’re not else are you feeling besides angry?” creating a contrast. Listen, ask
alone. Most parents find their children’s Uncovering what is actually beneath the questions and try not to argue
anger difficult to deal with. angry reaction will empower you both back as it will only escalate the
to respond more calmly. Together you situation. Accept that your child
Yet anger is just another emotion. As may discover that the strong reaction has the right to think differently
adults, it tells us when boundaries have is reasonable given the primary feeling to you.
been crossed. It is an energy, a fuel, underneath and the situation creating
and as such we feel it and want to do that underlying emotion. Allowing an appropriate amount
something with it. Shout, argue, swear, of expression is important too,
hit something. Others turn their anger This process of exploration can also be remembering that anger is an
inward becoming sullen and withdrawn. a useful distraction when tempers are energy so it needs to be moved.
fragile. In her international bestseller Go for a brisk walk together;
Children and teenagers are no different. ‘The Artist’s Way’, Julia Cameron encourage your child to move,
Moderate to strong feelings of anger explains that anger is meant to be jump or run; have an ‘angry
and frustration are completely normal listened to and respected. “Its message space’ at home where pillows
in young people. It’s what we teach our needs to be translated and acted can be thrown or yelled into. For
children to do with these feelings that upon, not acted out, using its energy to younger kids, an ‘angry book’ or
matters. move us in a more positive direction.” A sheets of cardboard with thick
powerful message for parents and role textas can be good for expressing
Sydney-based psychotherapist Lisa models of our future generations. anger through drawing or
Chapman, who specialises in mood scribble. A punching bag hanging
disorders and family relationships up in a garage is great for older
explains: “Anger can be a secondary kids. Angry teens may just need to
be left alone. Talk about strategies
20 TVO MARCH 2019 when everyone is calm - agree
that it is okay to feel angry and
frustrated as long as we find
positive ways to deal with it.

As parents, we can teach our
children that the world is not fair.
People don’t always do what
we think is right; sometimes we
don’t get our own way; and
most importantly, setbacks and
disappointments are an inevitable
part of life. Just like all emotions,
it is normal to experience anger
- there are even positives to it
- especially if you can help your
child harness its energy into a
preferred direction. 

Words by

Narelle Gillies
0431 594 141


IS A CUSTOM MOUTHGUARD 4. A properly fitted mouthguard
REALLY NECESSARY? will always be in place. Off-the-shelf
mouthguards fall out of place easily and
With the winter sports season to absorb shock, stabilise the head and if they are out of place during a moment
soon to commence, it’s worth neck, and limits movement of the jaw of impact, any protection they might
discussing mouthguards, the after a blow. offer is nullified.
options available and what to
expect from each. A poor fitting mouthguard can lead to 5. A poorer standard of play. Players
the following detrimental effects: without a mouthguard, or with a
We all know that mouthguards can mouthguard they aren’t confident with,
either be purchased over the counter or 1. It won’t last as long. Because they simply won’t apply themselves to a
custom moulded by a dentist. Is there move around in the mouth, players are contest with the same confidence as a
a difference? The answer is a definitive more likely to chew on them, causing player who feels more fully protected.
yes, with a properly custom moulded damage and limiting their effective life. Also, the distraction of a mouthguard
mouthguard giving benefits beyond that keeps falling out of place detracts
simply protecting the teeth. 2. It won’t absorb shock as well. On from the job at hand - winning the
average, store-bought mouthguards game!
A peer-reviewed study in 2014 followed are 1.65mm thick, compared to custom
412 football players. Half of them had mouthguards at around 3.5mm thick. Of course, professionally fitted
professionally fitted mouthguards from The result is a much greater chance of mouthguards will be more expensive
a dentist, and the other half had store- damage to the teeth and oral tissues in - often 10 times the cost or more.
bought mouthguards of their choosing. the event of trauma, and as we’ve seen, However, this is very quickly forgotten
a greater chance of a concussion injury. when a medical and or dental incident
Interestingly, players with an off-the- occurs. Quite simply, an injury is less likely
shelf mouthguard had a 230% higher 3. Poorer protection of the teeth and with a custom fitted mouthguard, and if
(3.6% vs 8.3%) chance of sustaining a jaws. A properly fitted mouthguard will one was to occur, it would likely be less
concussion head injury. This suggests spread the forces over a much larger extensive.. 
that the function of a mouthguard goes surface area, compared with a less well
far beyond protection of the teeth. fitting one which has concentration of Words by
The theory is that the better fit of a forces in small areas, leading to much
professionally fitted mouthguard helps higher rate of tooth fractures inside the Dr Mark Casiglia
mouthguard. Apple Dental
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THE PANCREAS pancreas thoughtfully makes enzymes
to help break down fats, carbohydrates
A quiet achiever in our body, the pancreas makes a variety of and proteins in your diet.
chemicals for the control of sugar as glucose in our body. It is also a
factory for starter enzymes used in the digestive process in the bowel. The Big C
If either of these processes fail, it leads to big tummy trouble or big
sugar trouble. A bad gut feeling one could say. Pancreatic cancer, according to Wanda
Cennerazzo, is the tenth most common
Tucked behind and below the stomach, 3. Delta cells make Growth Hormone cancer. However its aggression and
the pancreas is about 12cm long and Inhibiting Hormone, sometimes called often late diagnosis makes it the fifth
2cm wide and sits neatly in the upper GHIH or Somatostatin, which opposes most common cause of cancer death.
part of the abdomen. both Insulin and Glucagon. It’s another These figures may be a little out-of-
one of those subtle feedback control date, but they accurately reflect the
The pancreas has a remarkable system loops designed to keep blood glucose plain nastiness of pancreatic cancer.
of cell clusters called the Islets of at a satisfactory level whether you are
Langerhans. These Islet clusters make sleeping peacefully or being chased The 5-year survival rate is just 3.3%.
three different kinds of hormone - those down the road by a lion. Fewer than 20% of people live longer
process changing chemicals that flow than one year. The acini cells that
directly into the bloodstream - in three You have about one million Islets make enzymes are most susceptible.
different types of cells. of Langerhans in your pancreas. About 95% of pancreatic cancers start
Surrounding each one of your Islet cell these, with only some 5% in the Islet
1. Beta cells make Insulin, which clusters and making it into a little ball [hormone producing] cells. Of all the
decreases sugar as glucose in the are the acini cells. These make digestive possible causal factors, smoking is the
bloodstream and drags it into the juices, up to 1500 mls of it a day. This one most firmly established. Others such
cells that need it. Cells eat glucose for juice contains a range of proteins called as dietary factors and socioeconomic
breakfast, lunch and dinner. They must enzymes. These enzymes are chemicals grouping are shadowy and not definite,
have it. that help fire off digestion in the upper though sometimes implicated.
part of the small bowel, just below the
2. Alpha cells make Glucagon, which stomach, so that what you eat today Pancreatitis
increases glucose in the bloodstream by walks and talks tomorrow as your
stirring up the liver chemical Glycogen. This is the other serious condition of
the pancreas. Anything with ‘–itis’ in
22 TVO MARCH 2019 medicine means ‘inflammation of’.
There is an association with alcohol
excess in some 35% of pancreatitis
sufferers, whilst gallstone disease is seen
in 40-50% of cases.

A typical acute or rapid onset attack
may consist of pain - lots of it and
constant - just below the breast
bone in the Epigastrium. This pain is
accompanied by sweating, weakness,
nausea and vomiting. The pain of
pancreatitis may radiate to the back.
Hospital emergency is the only place to
be if pancreatitis is suspected or proven.

Whilst most people get better,
pancreatitis can become chronic. As the
cells in the pancreas become disabled,
problems appear. Both diabetes and a
longstanding digestive disorder, chronic
pancreatitis are now problems.

Abdominal pain of a severe degree, or
pain that is persistent or recurrent in the
gut invites testing for pancreatitis as a
possibility. 

Words by

Dr Tim David
Burns Bay Medical Centre I 9427 4855


Following on from last issue, here we discuss other degenerative or

chronic diseases which can be prevented or assisted through diet and

Goitre and thyroiditis Although we cannot change the Hypertension
gene polymorphism, we can address
Did you know that you may be able to two factors to assist - getting in the Easy – Mark Houston did a wave of
prevent 80% or more of goitre? Or that right nutrients so that the myriad cell lecture tours in Australia in about
you can prevent a possible remission of systems work well (even with a DNA 2014, teaching us natural therapists an
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? polymorphism), and being ‘careful’ abundance of techniques to prevent or
about the right food choices. cut down your hypertension.
Hashimoto’s is classified as an auto-
immune disease and preventive I know – you don’t know what to choose As a pharmacist, I can now say there is
methods are not medically known. because everybody is different and it NO excuse to develop hypertension in
However, autoimmune disease itself is is not a ‘one size fits all’ system, but it is around 80% of cases. Just do regular
exacerbated by leaky gut, which can officially doable. We have discovered a checks of your BP at the pharmacy desk
be treated by solving your leaky gut/ system that gets you there about 80% and let us guide you from there. The
food sensitivity problem (especially to of the time - and in all my experience, modern prescription pharmaceuticals
grains), as well as making sure that your 80% is good enough to develop a are very good, with fewer side effects
daily intake of food is accompanied by normal bowel. than in days of yore, and when
an abundance of those nutrients that combined with preventive measures
your thyroid gland requires. To do this, Of course, we know what most of the easily cover 80% of more cases. 
we can prepare a good thyroid support/ other 20% is, and we can tell you. But
leaky gut regime for you. perfection is also a choice and it’s up Words by
to you if you want to go that far. So we
Cœliac Disease suggest an early period of ‘perfection’ Phil Wade
and juggle your life with brinkmanship Lane Cove Wellness Centre I 9420 4959
In addition to nutrient deficiencies, enjoyment after that.
you may have an atopic gene that
makes you prone to a sensitive bowel.

Wade's Wellness Chemist

• L ooking for answers to help prevent spine and Phil and Kirsty
joint problems? will be delighted
to steer you and
• H ave our naturopath test your absorption ability your children on a
using our fast, non-invasive ‘Leaky Gut’ test. healthy pathway

• Let us review your food intake/balance with to life.
a simple diet diary.

• A llow us to show you a list of enjoyable foods
that you will love and that will love you back.

You will be pleasantly surprised how easy
it is to embark on a cost effective and
rewarding Wellness Journey.




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One such product is the range of Phonak Marvel hearing
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You have the option of a TV streamer. A small device is placed
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your hearing aids without any wires or neck-loops. With excellent
sound quality, it makes listening to your TV much clearer.

The hearing aids adapt automatically to different environments
- whether it be restaurants, in the car, in traffic, or when listening
to music - maximising comfort and speech clarity. So you can put
them on and forget you are wearing them.

Each hearing loss is different. Your needs differ to the next
person so it is important to have a full audiological evaluation
before being recommended specific hearing aids so that you
can get the best advice. We also want to make sure there is no
treatable medical reason for your hearing loss.

Contact the experts at WHAT the hearing centre on
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Man-oh-man I need a holiday

“Already?” you say. “We’re
only halfway through
February - you’ve just
enjoyed a Christmas break
and it’s time for another?”

Holidays are infectious. When I sit here I recently sailed onboard Ponant’s latest Calling all revheads
at my desk doing the final checks that all vessel, Le Laperouse, on a 5-day journey & celebrity diehards
contact details are in the flight bookings, across the Tasman. So small that it looked
that there have been no last-minute like a luxe tug beside the big ships moored Trendsetter is hosting a cruise
schedule changes, that the ship suite alongside in Sydney harbour, our ship onboard Silver Spirit in May-
or stateroom documentation matches nonetheless traversed this sea beautifully June 2020 that takes in the
my booking records, and all those other thanks to excellent stabilisers. Such Monaco Grand Prix (2 days of
details that are of major importance, I just technology continues to improve so that racing) and Cannes for the Film
want to pack my bag and go away again. even older ships such as Silver Cloud have Festival. Everybody welcome,
Somewhere. Anywhere. been successfully repurposed to provide enquire with Adrienne
safe and extremely comfortable remote or see our website
My current bucket list has cold climes cruising options. With seasickness pills to
relegated to the top. And it seems I am hand, you need never fear nausea again!
not alone. Those images of ice and snow Painters and
are captivating, particularly in a humid And the really good news? There are photographers
Sydney summer. My inbox is a daily currently some terrific fly free, solo
repository of seductive offers for the travellers and early bird deals. Just for you will love Pamela Fairburn’s
Arctic and the Antarctic. What is but don’t linger to buy! Navigate Nova Scotia tour in
fuelling this growth? October 2019. Perfectly timed
I do recognise though that not everyone for sublime autumnal hues,
Personally, I believe it has to do with a wants remote. That landlubbers still rule artists will need lots of warm
latent focus on the natural environment, the world when it comes to travel, and colours in their palate and
which is gaining increased prominence here too I continue to be surprised by the photographers will need
thanks to conversations around climate wealth of choice. There are tours for every extra memory sticks for all
change. People are keen to get out interest be it walking, art, photography, the spectacular photos. www.
there and visit Greenland and the North golf, music, trains and more – Trendsetter
Pole before there is irreversible change. is actively involved in organising several
Some of that change has also opened which appear on this page and I’d urge Words by
up routes once only available to scientific you to investigate beyond the box.
exploration eg. the Northwest Passage. Adrienne Witteman Managing Director
And now thanks to an improved airstrip at We are also organising a lot of tri- Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre
Antarctica, you can forego the supposed generational family groups to celebrate 9428 5900 I
horrors of the Drake Passage crossing major milestones. Resort or island stays,
and fly to and from for your cruise. destinations guaranteed to provide TVO MARCH 2019 25
memorable moments - think Africa,
Another reason is the explosion in small Japan, South America and NZ – are top
ships and exploration vessels purposely of mind for many.
designed to go where most vessels just
cannot go. Small is the new fashion - and Truly, travel has never been more
understandably so. Small cruising means attainable, or affordable. The world
you can get up close, exploring those does seem to have shrunk and I like that
sheltered coves, the inlets where bird technology means I can explore it much
and marine life is abundant due to their more easily. (It’s just a shame that my
remoteness, the islands that remain off emails must follow me too!!!) Come in
the grid unless you are one of the lucky and see how we can turn your bucket list
few who have the time and money to dream into a reality. 
invest in this kind of travel.


Lane Cove and Hunters Hill senior residents are special and very funded by either the state or federal
lucky. Here we have Councils that are ready to celebrate senior government. Fortunately, our local
residents - and they also put their money where their mouths are. Councils consider it important, but we
can only host these activities through
One such example is that in February, immediately responded and started to charging either a small fee and through
Lane Cove celebrated Seniors ‘Month’ stroke the cat and talk to it. The workers fundraising.
(whereas everywhere else just devoted from the home were amazed and have
a week). started to think about bringing the cats Fundraising is hard. I spent two hours
into the home on a regular basis. in Gladesville shopping centre trying to
Activities included a lunch featuring sell raffle tickets and it was excruciating.
singing by Captain Rick, African We believe that you are never too old People looked everywhere but at me.
drumming, a Fun, Fit and Feisty exercise to try something new, whether it be The prizes are fabulous and include
class, Ballroom Buffet and a meditation the cha cha or the tango or drumming. a television from Len Wallis Audio
and sound bath session. Ballroom dancing, African drumming, worth $3,599; $3,000 of travel from
mindfulness and movies are now just Trendsetter Travel; $500 worth of
Something out of left field was our some of the regular activities that we goods from Estee Lauder plus lots
decision to mix a Tai Chi class with the are considering offering from 1 Pottery more prizes including wine and dinner
opportunity to cuddle a cat from the Lane, and 46 Gladesville Road, Hunters vouchers from local restaurants.
Cat Protection and Adoption Centre Hill. We are always keen to discover
in Gladesville. Bizarre but amazingly things that seniors would like to do, so If you want to win one of these
successful, one of the most moving please let us know if you have other wonderful prizes AND help us put on
moments was when we placed ideas. more fun things for the local community,
a cat into the arms of one of the go to and search
care home residents, who has been The fun and social things we do at for Sydney Community Services.
uncommunicative for many months. She Sydney Community Services are not

First Fridays: Calligraphy Workshop
MARCH 2019 Come and learn the art of Japanese calligraphy and
contribute to a collaborative artwork.
Celebrate Cultural Diversity Friday 1 March, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
in Lane Cove and Beyond Lane Cove Plaza

DoPwronuldolaydprtehseenftueldl pbryoLgarnaemCoovfeeCvoeunntcsilat Saturday Sounds: Katcha Enjoy your weekend coffee, brunch or a spot of
shopping in Lane Cove Plaza with a live performance
26 TVO MARCH 2019 inspired by diverse sounds from across the globe.
Saturday 9 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Lane Cove Plaza

Harmony Day Indonesian Dance Performance
As part of Harmony Day join in for an energetic mix
of dance, body percussion and song, in an interactive
and informative performance which introduces
traditions from across the Indonesian archipelago.
Thursday 21 March, 10:00am – 11.00am
Lane Cove Library

Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove
Drop by and celebrate our vibrant community at this
annual celebration of cultural diversity featuring free
entertainment, interactive workshops, stalls and more.
Friday 22 March, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Lane Cove Plaza

Proudly brought to you by Lane Cove Council

A bathroom designed by award winning interior designer SALEGSEUT RMEAMDYEFORR
Martina Hayes of Greenwich.
Greenwich interior

Martina Hayes of Greenwich has recently won ‘Best of
Customer Service’ on Houzz®, the leading platform for home
renovation and design.

The annual Best of Houzz awards recognise home renovation
and design professionals who have top ratings and the most
popular home designs.

Martina runs a boutique studio - Martina Hayes Architectural
Interior Design - and was chosen by the more than 40 million
monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community.
This is the third year in a row that she has taken out the award.

Best of Houzz is awarded across three categories: Design,
Customer Service and Photography. Customer service honours
are based on several factors, including the number and quality
of client reviews a professional received in 2018.

“A big thank you to my clients who made this award happen,”
said Martina. “I feel excited and humbled by this badge of

Domestic Violence FREEMODTrOAoRwp&nDRioEnMwgOnTE
Awareness Program
Shutters • Blinds • Awnings • Curtains • Motorisation
Did you know that financial, psychological and
emotional abuse are all forms of domestic violence? 9427 9312

Lifeline are committed to raising awareness about 4/6 Chaplin Dr Lane Cove West
domestic and family violence. An upcoming session SHOWROOM BY APPOINTMENT
will discuss the different signs and forms of abuse,
the cycle of abuse, about power and control, equality
and empowerment, and allow you to reflect on and
share what you can do if you know someone who is TVO MARCH 2019 27
experiencing domestic and family violence. Reference
materials will also be available.

Time: 10am - 12 noon. Date: Wed 20 March
Venue: Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville
Road, Lane Cove Council
Bookings: Phone Hayley at Lifeline on 8287 1154


Are you interested in a
French exchange?

The Hunters Hill - Le Vesinet exchange committee has been
organising overseas exchanges for high school students
studying French for the past 30 years.
Last year the committee sent 16 Australian students to
France. In return, 16 French students will be hosted to the
same Australian families in July this year.
Excursions are organised, chaperoned and well run both
in Sydney and Paris on two out of five school days, and the
students are welcomed as members of their respective families
during the six weeks. As the exchange is for six weeks only and
it is a reciprocal agreement, the cost is low.
Since 1988, a friendship pact has been ongoing between
Hunters Hill and Le Vesinet municipalities (located only 20km
out of Paris), with the local Mayor being the President of the
Friendship agreement and student exchange.
An upcoming information evening will discuss the exchange,
open to any high school students who are studying French.
New committee members are also welcomed.

Date: 7pm, Wednesday 1st May
Location: Hunters Hill Town Hall
Information: Email [email protected]
or visit

TOP: 2017/2018 Australian exchange students in Paris
BOTTOM: 2017/2018 French exchange students in Sydney.

Northcott Gardens.

From $180,000*

A home in our community, available now.

Set amongst picturesque landscaped gardens, the leafy
suburb of Lane Cove is home to Northcott Gardens.
This warm over 55’s community of one-bedroom
apartments is close to everything, including the Royal
North Shore hospital, an enviable choice of shopping
and transport, all just 9kms from Sydney’s CBD.

To book a tour call Shane on 0419 255 240.

92 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove Communities

*Correct as at March 2019. J004005

28 TVO MARCH 2019


Investing in our natural environment Council exhibited a Planning Proposal
to prohibit multi-dwelling housing in R2
2019 NSW Election policies of key importance zones in Lane Cove, given that it was
envisaged and defined by Council as
only single-storey villa homes and not
townhouses or terraces. We await the
Minister’s decision.

The NCC joint environment group
platform ‘A Cleaner Greener NSW’
calls for the implementation and
permanent protection of the ‘Sydney
Green Grid’. It also calls on Government
to remove the laws and policies that
allow for unchecked tree clearing
for development and infrastructure
(such as the Exempt and Complying
Development Code and the 10/50
Bushfire Code), and to legislate to
maintain and increase urban trees and
tree canopy (40% increase of Sydney’s
tree canopy by 2030).

An innovative green ‘Central Park’ Sydney high rise In contrast, a new apartment block in Lane Cove. Good planning allows for green
development. spaces and trees that improve air
worked tirelessly to retain and enhance quality, reduce the urban ‘heat island
Lane Cove is not exempt from the since 1972, often with Council. effect’, heat stress and the cost of
significant pressures affecting the NSW energy for cooling. Trees in deep soil
environment. That’s why the Society recently reduce stormwater runoff, provide
supported the Council in its objection wildlife habitats and filter inflows
Pressure from a growing population to the State Government’s proposed into waterways. Parks and bushland
has seen the ongoing, unprecedented changes to the Medium Density increase property values but must be
rate of high-rise development reduce Housing Code, which would see the provided alongside increases in density
urban green space and tree canopy; loss of houses and private gardens for exercise, healthy lifestyles and
increased pollution levels with proposed being replaced by dense ‘complying’ improved mental health. Once gone, we
smoke stacks from tunnels located development. The Code’s changes are all the poorer.
near schools; and out-of-sight, land override Council’s planning controls for
clearing for high-impact industries such land use in Lane Cove’s R2 Low Density Words by Shauna Forrest
as mining, forestry and agriculture Residential zones (around 50% of Lane
contributing to C0² levels raising the Cove), without Council approval or the President Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation
temperatures and threatening species, ability for a neighbour to object. Society, on behalf of the Executive and Society
even the koala.

With the NSW elections upon us, the Lane
Cove Bushland & Conservation Society
(LCBCS) joins the Nature Conservation
Council (NCC) in its call for urban bushland,
green spaces and tree canopies to be a
priority for the NSW Government.

We urgently need leaders that recognise SAT 30 IT’S ON AGAIN!
a healthy, functioning environment is MARCH
essential for the health and wellbeing of The Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society Autumn
the people of NSW. The long and short- 9AM-12NOON Plant Stall will be held in the Lane Cove Plaza on Saturday 30th
term objectives of governments, such March from 9am to 12noon.
as planning for a growing population, LANE COVE
often undermine the long-term need PLAZA Come along and have a chat with Society members about native
to conserve and enhance wildlife, our plants indigenous to the Sydney region. Buy some plants and
natural environment and plan for a receive advice on how you can grow them in Lane Cove.
sustainable future.
The Society holds a stall every year in Spring and Autumn to
Green spaces have intrinsic aesthetic raise awareness about native plants and bushland in urban
and environmental values that make areas and to raise funds for bushland conservation.
cities more liveable and provide
significant health, economic, and social
benefits. Unbalanced planning laws,
weak Council tree-preservation orders
and the sale or commercialisation of
local parks and public land threatens
the urban forest that the Society has

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What’s On:

Lane Cove


Bookings essential:
Saturday Sounds: Katcha Saturday 9 March, 10:00am or 9911 3579.
– 12:00pm. Enjoy your morning with a live performance Foxes of Sydney: Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,
inspired by diverse sounds from across the globe. Council Civic Centre. Learn more about the European Red Fox
Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove: Friday 22 March, 3:30pm – with university researchers providing fascinating insights into
6:00pm. Drop by and celebrate our vibrant community at the habits, diet and wildlife impacts of the elusive foxes of
this annual celebration of cultural diversity featuring free Sydney.
entertainment, interactive workshops, stalls and more. Living with Spiders and Insects: Thursday 4 April, 6:30pm –
LANE COVE LIBRARY 7:30pm, Council Civic Centre. Researcher Dr Lizzy Lowe from
Macquarie University will reveal fascinating facts about the
All events are free. Call 9911 3634 or visit range of small and often feared spiders and insects that live to book. in your garden and why reaching for the insect spray may
Code Club: Every Wednesday in March, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. not be the best thing for them... or us!
Have fun and learn basic coding skills using Scratch 1. SENIORS EVENTS
Learn to Love your Laptop: Thursday 7 and 14 March Bookings essential: or
10:00am – 11:30am. Learn to navigate around the screen, 9911 3591.
keyoboard, mouse and basic shortcuts. BYO laptop. Dancing At The Diddy: Wednesday 13 March, 7:30pm –
BookChat – New Beginnings: Tuesday 12 March, 6:00pm 11:00pm, Longueville Sporting Club. Drop into The Diddy for
– 8:00pm. a fun night of live music and dancing. Cost: $10.
Crafternoon Tea at Greenwich Library: Tuesday 19 March, Are You Ready? Seminars: Wednesday 27 March and
2:00pm – 3:30pm. Enjoy afternoon tea while working on Wednesday 3, 10 and 17 April, 10:30am – 11:30am, Living
your latest craft or knitting project. and Learning Centre. No one likes to think about end of life
Harmony Day Indonesian Dance Performance: Thursday planning but it’s essential to know your priorities. Join us at
21 March, 10:00am – 11:00am. Join us for an energetic four free workshops facilitated by industry experts.
mix of traditional dance, body percussion and song from The Feel Good Guide to Menopause: Tuesday 9 April,
across the Indonesian archipelago. 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library. Come and meet Dr
Children’s Author Talk: Monday 25 March, 11:00am – Nicola Gates who will talk about her latest book The Feel
12:00pm. Hear children’s author Cara Zelas talk about her Good Guide to Menopause.
new book Brain Vacation: A Guide to Meditation (part of the ROAD SAFETY
Big World of Little Dude). Child Car Seat Safety Check: Saturday 30 March, 9:00am
Thursday Tunes - A History of 20th Century Music: – 1:00pm, Council’s Civic Centre Car Park. Make sure your
Thursday 28 March, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Local musician child is safe with a free inspection by Authorised Restraint
Graham Ball will discuss developments in classical music, Fitters. Bookings are essential, please contact Council’s Road
jazz, film music and rock & roll in the 20th century. Safety Officer on 9911 3576.
Writers in Residence: Thursday 28 March, 6:00pm –
7:30pm. Share stories, discuss ideas and writing methods.

For more details on these events
or call Lane Cove Council on 9911 3555.

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MARCHCouncillor Pam Palmer, Mayor MARCH 2019

P: 0431 959 980 E: [email protected]

Some important planning changes have recently been �inalised by Council.

The response we received from the community was overwhelming to reject the State Government’s move to allow medium
density developments within our current low-density zones. We now expect this change to be legislated before July.

Council also made submissions on State Government plans for the St Leonards/Crows Nest area. A quick look along the
highway lets you know this area has been labelled as an economic growth centre.

Council’s vision has been to facilitate renewal of some of the commercial of�ice/retail space and to revitalise the public
open space in that location to create a vibrant hub. The new Metro station will be a great addition.

Meanwhile we are busy getting ready to build a new outdoor pool, opening Stage 1 of a brilliant new park in Lane Cove
North, improving safety by redesigning an accident-prone intersection, progressing both the Rosenthal Project (with some
new parking about to become available!) and our vision for an exciting new indoor sports centre. These are just the big
dollar projects.

There are also smaller projects happening in your neighbourhood. But if you have a suggestion for improving your
neighbourhood, please write to me at [email protected].

I always welcome your feedback.

Local News & Information Did you know?
It’s free to recycle your mattresses in
Intersection Upgrade Stay in touch on Facebook Lane Cove. Simply book a Household
Clean Up and place your mattress out
Council has been working with the You can stay in touch with the latest on the kerb the night before.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) news from Council via our new To book your collection online
to develop a proposal to improve Facebook page. Follow us at www. visit
the safety of the River Road West / cleanupbooking
Longueville Road / Northwood Road and receive daily updates on new
intersection. With RMS assistance, activities and local information
short and long term concept plans proudly brought to you by Council.
were developed for the intersection. Latest Works
Temporary parking coming soon
Last month the NSW Government • Asphalt and shared user path
announced $1million of funding From mid April more than 40 parking works were completed along
towards the upgrade of this spaces will be available at the Plaza Longueville Road
intersection. This will allow Council to end of Birdwood Lane. Later in the
start the detailed construction plans year more parking will be made • New stormwater pipes and pits
for the implementation of the short available via Rosenthal Avenue have been installed in Lucretia
term option as a priority. as construction continues on the Avenue, Longueville to help
Rosenthal Project. increase the capacity of the local
stormwater network
Out & About in Lane Cove
• Ventilation works have been
Off-Leash Dog Park Underway New play equipment in Longueville completed underneath the Plaza
bandstand to help maintain
NUepxotnmcoonmthplCeotiuonncoilfwthilel bsheorretatdeyrmto The recently completed basketball lighting and electrical supply
owpoenrkasn, Ceoxutrnacidlowgi-lflrwieonrdklywfaitchiltihtyeat court at Kingsford Smith Oval is
BrlealcekvmanatnsPtaakrekh. olders to further proving very popular with local kids. TVO MARCH 2019 31
Tdheevenleowp tfehnecleodngarteearmatotphteiowne.stern Now the Bill Bryan Playground at
end of the park will feature shelters Kingsford Smith Oval is to be
with seating; drinking stations; and upgraded.
agility objects such as hardwood The new area will feature two slides, a
logs and equipment. Dogs can still sandpit with digger, junior practice
exercise on the grass playing �ields as ring and three swings including a
long as sporting activities are not in ‘nest’ swing.
progress. The fenced area will provide
a safe place for dogs while sport is in New Street Libraries
A range of new street libraries are
For details visit being installed this month - to �ind out
au/blackmanpark where they are located, visit www.


Councillor Mark A. Bennett Anthony Roberts, MP


P: 9879 9415 P: 9817 4757
E: [email protected] E: [email protected]

Upgrades to Boronia Park and dinghy storage It makes me so proud to represent the people of Lane Cove every
day; to advocate for their needs in Parliament, and in the Cabinet
Council has resolved to thank the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP of the NSW Government where I'm so honoured to serve. It's
who has secured funding of $1 million towards the Boronia Park been an incredibly fulfilling four years and I'm happy to say that
Upgrade Project and $50,000 for dinghy storage racks to be together, we've delivered some big wins for this community.
installed in a number of locations across Hunters Hill.
Work is now underway to develop a project plan for Boronia I would like to talk about three things that we've announced that
Park. The plan will guide the use of this vital funding in close so many people have written to me about.
consultation with key stakeholders. This includes local sporting
groups who utilise Boronia Park playing rugby, cricket and Carisbrook House funding
netball; local bushcare groups who care for the bushland in and
around Boronia Park; the Hunters Hill Trust and local residents. In a huge announcement for Lane Cove, the NSW Government
Council’s aim is to work in partnership with stakeholders to has responded and agreed to protect the historical Carisbrook
deliver quality facilities to enhance the recreational, sporting Historical House, with a grant of $41,000 to Lane Cove Council.
and environmental aspects, plus the overall enjoyment of the These funds are to provide for the construction of a glass and
Boronia Park precinct. timber cover to ensure the underwater cistern in the courtyard
is protected.
Community Facilities Special Variation (SV)
I was delighted to be able to meet with the Lane Cove Historical
On Monday 11th February, Hunter’s Hill Council submitted an Society recently and see their proposal, and I've advocated
application for a proposed Community Facilities Special Variation strongly within the government to get this money delivered. I'm
(SV) to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). a big history buff, and one of the best things about Lane Cove is
The submission comprises two parts - Part A includes financial how much of our state and nation's rich history remains within
information; and Part B is Council’s response to the assessment our area. I'm so proud of the many passionate people in our
criteria. IPART’s website provides details relating to each SV community devoted to protecting it.
application. For information visit:
If approved, the SV will allow Council to maintain, further ‘Everyone Can Play’ program
develop and enhance community facilities to improve the overall
quality of infrastructure and community services in the Hunters I know that for many people, colonial history can be a pretty dry
Hill local government area. subject! For the kids, we have a fun announcement in the form of
Links to further information can be found at $1 million in funding from our ‘Everyone Can Play’ program for a new playground.

Save our Recycling I'm thrilled to be able to advocate for these new playgrounds in
my role as Planning Minister. The best thing about this program
At its February meeting, Council resolved to endorse and is the fact we're devoting so much time to ensuring our new
publicise Local Government NSW’s campaign ‘Save Our Recycling’. playspaces are inclusive. There are more than 1.3 million people
In addition, Council has made representation to all political in NSW who live with a disability or added needs, and thanks to
parties seeking bipartisan support for the 100% reinvestment of the NSW Government, we're able to make sure that everyone can
the Waste Levy collected each year by the NSW Government into enjoy our new playspaces.
waste minimisation, recycling and resource recovery.
We're going to keep working with the Council to identify a place
for the playground and update everyone very soon.

State election

Obviously, there's an election campaign in full swing right now.
This brings the enormous privilege of serving the people of Lane
Cove into sharp focus for everyone. Whoever you choose to vote
for on March 23rd, I'm just so proud to live in a country with
such a robust democracy and respect for democratic institutions.
Make sure you get out and vote!

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Trent Zimmerman, MP Sloans take
the Australian
P: 9929 9822 Fashion Awards
E: [email protected] by storm

Lunar New Year celebrations New flood lighting has been installed; the Sloans of Lane Cove and
old pavilion has been replaced with modern Sloans of North Sydney
Happy New Year to all of those in our change rooms; a new community room has have had a record-
community who have recently celebrated been added, and outdoor basketball and breaking number of finalists
the Lunar New Year. handball courts have been constructed. announced in the upcoming
Australian Hair Fashion
Australia is now home to the largest Lunar The development has included a regional- Awards (AHFA’s) for 2019.
New Year celebration outside Asia and this scale playground and a new walking track
is reflected in the boost for local tourism as for residents. And importantly, the oval has Considered the most influential
families travel from near and far to come retained its distinctive picket fence. photographic competition in
together. Australia, these awards remain
The oval re-opens on 9th March and I the one to win for hair, make-
Locally, there were colourful and vibrant would encourage you to take a look. It’s up and fashion creatives.
celebrations in both Lane Cove Plaza also next to the historic Gore Hill cemetery With 100% impartiality and
and throughout Chatswood. Our local which is always worth a visit. transparency, all creative
celebrations are growing and involving categories are judged in
more and more residents. Franking Credits London by the best names in
the UK hairdressing industry.
It was a moment when the Year of the Dog Many residents have contacted me with
was farewelled, and the promise of the Year concerns about a proposal from the Labor Sloans finalists in the
of the Pig was embraced. The Year of the Pig Party to abolish franking credit refunds. This is AHFA awards include:
represents prosperity and enjoyment - I’m sure not surprising as some 10,000 local residents
we all hope for these outcomes for everyone in would be hit if this policy is enacted. • S COTT SLOAN
our community in the year ahead. Australian Hairdresser
I am vehemently opposed to changing the goal of the Year
Gore Hill Oval re-opened posts in this way for people who have planned
following major redevelopment for their retirement and worked hard to • JORDAN HONE
ensure they are a little more self-reliant. Creative Colourist of the Year
I am passionate about improving sporting
facilities for local residents, particularly the On 8th February 2019 the Parliament’s • I SOBEL ALLAN
growing number of young families living Economics Committee held a public Hair Shot of the Year
in our area. Demand for such facilities is hearing in Chatswood. Between 200 and
growing and with few opportunities for 300 residents were able to attend and many • I DY DUONG
existing land to be converted to sports spoke to the Committee of the impact Newcomer of the Year
grounds, it’s important we maximise the this proposal would have on their own
potential of what we already have. situation. These are not the super wealthy – • B RITTANY CRISTAUDO
in fact those with higher incomes who pay Newcomer of the Year
While primarily a responsibility of local tax will still receive dividend imputation.
councils and state governments, I was • C HRISTOPHER BYRNE
very pleased to have been able to convince I will continue to strongly oppose Labor’s Hair Shot of the Year
the federal government to fund a major retiree tax in the Parliament.
redevelopment of Gore Hill oval. Sloans was also named finalist
Out and about in Lane Cove in the Salon Business of the
For almost a century, this has been one of our Year 2019 category of the
busiest playing fields and, in recent times, has Thank you to those who drop by to have a awards.
been used for both cricket and AFL. chat at the mobile office sessions I hold in
Lane Cove. It’s wonderful to catch up with Scott Sloan, owner of Sloans
With federal funding of $9.5 million, the so many amazing Lane Cove locals, to hear Hair Salons, said that being
oval has now been revamped. about how much they love this very special selected as a finalist in this
community and to discuss ways that I can category represents the
The upgrade to the oval includes a support them. impact that their salons have
greatly improved drainage system and a had on the Australian hair
resurfacing of the oval with synthetic grass, How I can help industry and their beloved
ensuring we can maximise its use. clients.
As your federal member, there are a
number of different ways that I can assist “Our hard work has been
you. These include arranging anniversary selected by some of the
and birthday messages at significant most famous and celebrated
milestones, and helping with immigration, hairdressers in the world. We
Centrelink, National Disability Insurance are so excited to represent our
Scheme, telecommunications, health North Shore community on the
and aged care matters. If you need any national stage at the awards
assistance on these or any other federal in April.”
government matters, please don’t hesitate
to contact my office on 9929 9822. TVO MARCH 2019 33


A vibrant new look at
an ancient city

‘Canal Life’ by Pamela Fairburn, winner of the Guy Warren Award. Photo by Ross Fairburn March meeting

Venice has inspired generations of artists through the ages. The knowledge that Date: Tuesday 26th March at
at any moment it may sink into the Mediterranean Sea forever does not diminish 7.30pm
our desire to see the historic, crumbling buildings crowding the winding canals, with
gondolas conveying locals and visitors hither and thither. Venue: Living and Learning Centre,
The 2018 winner of the Guy Warren Award at the Lane Cove Art Society members’ 180 Longueville Road.
exhibition, ArtXtra, was Pamela Fairburn. Her painting ‘Canal Life’ breathes
excitement and colour into an intimate corner of Venice. Guest artist for March will be Dee
A past president of the Society; an experienced, popular art teacher; and a leader Jackson. Dee is a Sydney-based
of art tours in Australia and overseas, Pamela has also recently been awarded life artist specialising in watercolour
membership of the Society. portraiture. She is regarded as a
passionate and authentic artist,
Guy Warren Award with acclaimed artwork that has
winner Pamela Fairburn been commissioned throughout
with John Heffernan Australia, UK, USA, South Africa,
Singapore and Vietnam.
Words by
Watercolour is Dee’s great love. The
Margaret Vickers Lane Cove Art Society fluid spontaneity attracts her and
0402 813 404 as a medium, watercolour lends itself to the softness and curves
of the human form and allows her
great freedom. She usually works
on commission and although each
portrait essentially begins the same
way – with discussion, planning,
sketching, watercolour washes and
glazes – ultimately the creation
of each portrait is an individual

The Society’s Annual General
Meeting will also be held at
the March meeting. If you or a
friend would like to take part in
the running of the Society, you
are warmly invited to put your
name forward to
join the Committee. Being
involved is always rewarding,
and the more the merrier.

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Art Month 2019

Art Month comes to Lane Cove in the form of two contemporary art exhibitions, a month of free and paid
workshops and a special Art Month North Shore Finnissage program on the last day of the art festival.

The Matter of Objects & Materiality (mistake) Making Station - a participatory
artwork with Christine Wiltshier
with Kath Fries, Alia Parker and Kate Brown
This exhibition of site-specific, installation art focuses on Artist-maker Christine Wiltshier invites knitters, non-knitters
the material turn as well as a renewed interest in the object and fellow mistake makers to join her at Gallery Lane Cove to
brought about, in part, by a response to an increasing experiment with the generative potential of the mistake. She
digitisation of our visual experience. Employing natural will be working in the gallery space. Contacted at cawfibreart@
and man-made materials as well as live event-based to book a 30 minute (mistake) making session.
performances, The Matter of Objects & Materiality highlights DATES: 1 - 4pm, Mon 11, 18, 26 March
the agency of the material and the vitality of matter. 11am - 4pm, Tues 12, 19, 26 March
DATES: 6 - 30 March OPENING NIGHT: 6 - 8pm, 6 March 11am - 2pm, Wed 6, 13, 20, 27 March
RSVP: www.the-matter-of-objects-materiality-opening-night. 11am - 2pm, Sat 9, 16, 23, 30 March OPENING NIGHT: 6 - 8pm, 6 March
RSVP: www.opening-night-mistake-making-tickets.

Simon Says Touch

A pop-up tactile exhibition curated by intern Natalie Tso,
mentored by Rachael Kiang and Joanna Williams.
DATES: 21 – 30 March

Art Month Sydney North Shore Art Tour March Workshops

The Art Month North Shore Precinct Boro Bag workshop with Rhonda Pryor.
Finnissage Program Using vintage Japanese indigo-dyed cottons and other old
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative used fabrics, spend a few hours slow-stitching a beautiful,
Studios is delighted to partner with fully-lined, drawstring Japanese boro-rice bag.
Art Month Sydney and Willoughby TIME: 10am - 4pm
Council for an Art Month festival DATE: Sat 30 March COST: $170
closing event on the lower North
Shore. Introduction to Solar Plate Printmaking with Susan Baran
Starting at Gallery Lane Cove + Learn the many ways to expose etching plates in the sun and
Creative Studios, there will be paid with the studio exposure unit. Suitable for beginners through
and free events running from 10am. to more experienced printmakers. Workshop generously
funded by Art Month, Sydney.
Panel Discussion TIME: 12 - 2pm DATE: Sat 30 March COST: Free

TOPIC: New Materialism, Object Oriented Ontology and Open Studios
Subject/Object Relations.
TIME: 11am - 12 noon DATE: Sat 30 March Pop by our studios to observe artists at work or try painting,
Join us for a free panel discussion with the artists and drawing and ceramics for free.
the curator of The Matter of Objects & Materiality with a DATE: Sat 30 March
performance by Kate Brown. TIMES: 12-1pm-DrawingwithAbbyChambers,GuyWarrenStudio
1 - 2pm - Painting with James McCallum, Guy Warren Studio
12 - 1.30pm - Ceramics with Sol Contardo
12 - 2pm - Artist-in-Residence, Tilly Lees studio visit

OTHER ART MONTH WORKSHOPS The Mindful Art of Suminagashi with Penelope Lee
Go with the flow and enjoy a day of mindful art making while
Get Creative with Photography Techniques with Jeff Hawkin learning the art of Suminagshi – ‘floating ink’.
Learn composition, observation, subject matter, concept DATE: Sat16 March TIME: 10am - 4pm COST: $165
development and understanding camera observation.
DATE: Sat 9 March TIME: 1-5pm COST: Free.* Paper Sculpture with Jean Kropper
Learn the delicate hand skills of creating paper sculpture.
Unlock Your Imagination: Photography for Enthusiasts with Materials list provided on booking. $20 materials apply.
Shoufay Derz Award-winning artist and photographer DATE: Sat 23 March TIME: 10am - 4pm COST: $170
Shoufay Derz will lead a group of beginner photography
enthusiasts in a playful photo workshop. Sip & Brush (Life Drawing) with Yvonne Le
DATE: Sat 16 March TIME: 1-5pm COST: Free *. A fun night life drawing with a professional model. BYO wine.
Nibbles provided. In partnership with In The Cove.
DATE: Thur 28 March TIME: 7.30 – 9.30pm COST: $55

Further information and bookings for all workshops at

* Generously funded by Lane Cove Council’s Sustainability unit. Participants encouraged to submit entries for Council’s Captured Photography competition.

Words by Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios 9428 4898 I

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Sydney Symphony trombonist to perform Saxophonist NICK RUSSONIELLO and
with Cameraygal Wind Symphony THE GOLDEN AGE (STRING) QUARTET

Ron Prussing will be featuring in a concert with the local Music from the 1920s performed on instruments of that era.
Cameraygal Wind Symphony, the flagship ensemble from the Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm at Lane Cove-Mowbray
Lane Cove Concert Band organisation. Anglican Church,19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove.
Subscribe to all six of our superb concerts for 2019.
Principal trombonist with the Sydney Symphony orchestra Cost $70 pp. Individual concerts $25pp, payable at the door.
since 1986, Ron has had a long association with the musical Concessions for pensioners. School children free.
director of Cameraygal Wind Symphony, Gavin Staines, who For enquiries, please phone Christine Butters on 9428 4287
also plays trombone. It is fitting that the concert will be held at or Rosalie Lucas on 9427 4651.
Chatswood High School where Gavin taught music for many
years (and continues to take the band program) and where UPCOMING CONCERTS INCLUDE:
Ron’s daughters attended high school.
7th May - Andrew Rumsey, piano; Thomas Azoury, clarinet &
Ron will perform several well-known trombone pieces including piano; Toby Ann, violin – performing some iconic masterpieces
Slidin’ Down the Mississippi, Morceau Symphonique and and some rarely heard gems of the classical repertoire.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous Concerto for Trombone and 25th June - Chanterelle String Quartet – artists from the
Military Band. Sydney Symphony Orchestra: violinists Leone and Fiona
Ziegler, Jane Hazlewood, viola; Kristy Conran, ‘cello.
In addition, the concert will feature a variety of wind symphony 13th August - Mark Walton, clarinet and saxophone; Kirill
repertoire from Cameraygal Wind Symphony, Northern Youth Monorosi, piano; Miriam Alperovich, bassoon; Andrew
Symphonic Winds, Chatswood High Wind Orchestra and Yung, clarinet. Solos, duets, trios including Burgmuller, Bach,
Northern Beaches Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Beethoven, Walton, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Kreutzer, Verdi.
Time and date: 2.30pm on Sunday 7th April 15th October at 7.00pm - Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial
Venue: Chatswood High School Awards for Performance Excellence held in association with
Tickets: Adults $10. Concession $6, Sydney Eisteddfod. Ten award-winning instrumentalists from
can be purchased at the door 2019 Eisteddfod, aged 12-16 years.
Information: Please visit 26th November - Ku-ring-gai Male Choir – programme to
include some Christmas music.
Singing for Fun!
The Cameraygal Wind
After a great 2018, LaVoce - a Lane Cove community choir Symphony
- is off to a flying start in 2019. Our ‘Singing for Fun’ mantra is
paying dividends with four new members joining us in the first presents
two rehearsals.
‘An Afternoon of Class’
Over the summer break, we conducted a vote on what songs
we would include in the 2019 program. The results were Sunday April 7th, at 2:30pm, at Chatswood High School
sensational and we have a fine repertoire of 34 songs to (24 Centennial Avenue, Chatswood)
perfect for our year’s concerts. The list can be found on our
website at Featuring

If you would like to join in the fun this year, contact Adrian Lee Ron Prussing, Principal Trombonist of the Sydney
on 0424 507 321 or at [email protected]. Symphony Orchestra
No audition required.
Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra
LCYO is looking for experienced
young clarinet players. Northern Youth Symphonic Wind

(min AMEB grade 5 or equivalent). Northern Beaches Symphonic Wind
We can also offer scholarships to Ensemble
help with your music studies, thanks
to generous funding from Mirvac. Adults $10, Concession $6 (at the door)

Contact LCYO:
[email protected]

0411 413 335

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The Female of the Species We are excited to announce that a new
10-week intensive course for adults will
The Lane Cove Theatre be offered through Cameraygal School of
Company’s 2019 season Performing Arts.
opened with its production of
The Female of the Species by Whether you’re an experienced actor looking to keep
Joanna Murray-Smith, directed your craft alive, or a beginner actor looking to dive into a
by Jess Davis. This critically new hobby, there’s nothing like an acting course to help
acclaimed comedy delighted you do that.
audiences and played for eight Cameraygal's adult acting course – open to those aged
performances in February. 18 years and over – is run by qualified teachers with years
of industry experience under their belts, and a passion for
“Davis’s production is faithful to the satirical wit and leading actors to brave and truthful acting choices.
intelligence of Murray-Smith’s writing – and her actors bring to Whether you are wanting to build confidence, improve
their roles the energy and boldness the characters deserve.” presentation skills, communicate more effectively or
Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers simply to explore your creativity in an inclusive, nurturing
and supportive environment with like-minded people - this
“The Female of the Species – Jess Davis successfully revives a course is for you!
feminist farce.” Lisa Thatcher Our tutor, Justin Buchta (NIDA and LeCoq) has years
of industry experience to guide you through audition
“The Female of the Species had lots of entertaining moments preparation, monologue selection and delivery, scene-work,
… a rather quirky and madcap look at some of the powerful physical theatre, character exploration and exploring acting
ideology behind one feminist’s mystique.” What’s On Sydney techniques through drama games and improvisation.
This 10-week course begins Monday 29th April and
Annual Company Awards runs through until Monday 1st July from 7-9.30pm,
culminating in an end of term performance at the
Congratulations to the recipients of conclusion of the 10 weeks.
our annual 2018 awards: For further information and enrolment information,
please visit our website or contact
LCTC Member of the Year [email protected]
– Jeremy Cardew

Best Actress – Miriam Rihani
as Diana in Next to Normal

Best Actor – Trent Gardiner
as Dan in Next to Normal

Best Youth Performer – Haydon Ashley
as Mrs Mayor in Seussical Jr

Best Crew Member – Cassandra Mildwater

BARE: The Musical

Music by Damon Intrabatolo. Lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr.
Directed by Kathryn Thomas (Director of sold-out seasons of
Holding the Man 2017 and Next to Normal 2018)

BARE is a coming-of-age rock musical focusing on a group
of high school students and their struggles at their private
Catholic boarding school. A pulsating, electric contemporary
pop-rock musical, it follows the students as they grapple with
issues of identity and the future. With a unique sung-through
pop score, heart-pounding lyrics and a cast of bright young
characters, BARE rings with the sounds of youthful repression
and revolt. A provocative, fresh and utterly honest look at
the dangers of baring your soul … and the consequences of
continuing to hide.

Dates: 10 - 25 May Bookings: Pre-sale bookings available
online at


Join us for a screening of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Sunday 31st March from 5pm
Level 1, 180 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Bookings essential

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Vale Christine Carberry

3/10/1955 - 11/1/2019

Christine Carberry, a former Lane Cove resident,
passed away suddenly on 11th January 2019.

Christine resided in Lane Cove from 1988 to 2010
and immersed herself in the Lane Cove community,

especially with her involvement in Rotary.

Initially a member of North Sydney Pacific and Africa and handled hundreds with the express purpose of creating
Sunrise, Christine then became a of millions of dollars in aid projects with employment and mentoring young
member of Lane Cove Rotary. She hosted a particular interest in the area of health. Timor Leste people. She continued her
many exchange students from around the One particular project in Africa was involvement with local organisations
globe on behalf of Rotary and was very related to supporting people, widows and there including Timor Aid, Alola Foundation,
generous with her visitors, taking them children affected by HIV and AIDS. Hiam Health, Bairo Pete Clinic, Pradet and
on trips which included her birth place Maluk-Timor.
of Narrabri in north-west NSW, showing Two early programs in the 1990s were
them the family farm she grew up on. Medical and Service Supply Programs She was also involved in a number of
She was always a face at a local Rotary and Community Partnership Programs pro-bono causes and assisted the Marist
barbeque and the local Village fair. for which Christine was instrumental in Brothers, Loreto Sisters and the St
sending scores of containers of medical Joseph’s Sisters. These organisations have
Christine was awarded two Paul Harris equipment to countries all over the world sent heartfelt condolences to Christine’s
Fellowships. One in particular was for in response to civil conflict and natural family and have expressed the gaping
raising over $400,000 at Melbourne disasters like tsunamis. In the early hole Christine has left in their hearts and
Cup lunches held in the 1990s at the 2000s, Christine worked on a project their organisations.
Anzac Club in North Sydney to assist the with AFAP to refit all the health stations in
Rotary polio eradication program. She Bouganville. Christine valued her education at Loreto
continued her involvement in Rotary Normanhurst and the friendships she
when she moved to Dili, Timor Leste, in Christine had a love of the made there. It continued to shape her
2010. She held many executive roles and Mary Ward philosophy and life. She had a love of the Mary Ward
organised a district conference, which the motto: In time women will philosophy and the motto: In time women
included a visit from the Rotary Club of will come to do much. Her life was enriched
Narrabri for the conference and to tour come to do much. by the people and places she came across
the beautiful country. on her journey. She was generous, kind,
AFAP moved into action when the caring, had a strong sense of justice and
In the early 1990s, Christine became Indonesians retreated from Timor Leste she is a perfect example of this motto and
involved with an aid organisation in 1998. Christine worked tirelessly in a an inspiration to many.
based in St Leonards, AFAP (now challenging and volatile environment
known as Action on Poverty), to help our to assist the transition from Indonesian Written by Roslyn Carberry.
neighbouring countries in Asia and the leadership. AFAP were the first to arrive
Pacific. Christine worked closely with this with a shipment of aid equipment and
organisation, and many other NGOs, and worked closely with Timor Aid to assist in
was one of the original members of the such a devastating situation.
Australian Council for Overseas Development’s
Code of Conduct Committee. Today, that After a decade of travelling back and
Code of Conduct is held up as an example forth to Timor Leste, Christine made the
of best practice globally in its guidance decision to move there permanently.
of NGO work. She continued to be a She set up an accounting business in Dili
valuable member on many NGO boards
until her recent passing.

Christine worked throughout Asia, the

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We desired for our kids to be strong and
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independence wherever possible. However,
U6 - 5pm-6pm, Tues 19 & 26 Feb on Blackman 1 there were times when it would have been
U7 - 6pm-7pm, Tues 19 & 26 Feb on Blackman 1 better if they had involved us. When a
U8 - 6pm-7pm, Weds 20 & 27 Feb on Lower Blackman mentor raised the value of interdependence,
U9 - 7pm-8pm, Weds 20 & 27 Feb on Lower Blackman I recognised this was a preferable concept for
U10 - 6pm-7pm, Thurs 21 & 28 Feb on Lower Blackman parenting and life generally.
U11 - 7pm-8pm, Thurs 21 & 28 Feb on Lower Blackman Interdependence connotes shared
U12/13 - 7pm-8pm, Tues 19 & 26 Feb on Lower Blackman responsibility, where each contributes what
U14/15 - 5pm-6pm, Tues 19 & 26 Feb on Blackman 2 they can, for the good of all. There is an
U16/18 - 6pm-7pm, Tues 19 & 26 Feb on Blackman 2 underlying valuing of others inbuilt. I work
interdependently with Gaye, who is talented
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outcome of a piece, because it is better and
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to Someone’s Life! alone.
Whereas contributing from areas of strength
Support your local community by purchasing a raffle ticket makes us feel good about our abilities, the
and go into the draw to win one of these great prizes. biggest gain is the joy of community. It can be
a huge relief to work, play or make important
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and in this way you will fulfil the law of
More prizes will be added over the coming months and will be advertised in The Christ,’ Galatians 6:6 (NIV)
Village Observer and on the Sydney Community Services website and Facebook Do you have the humility to ask someone
page. Launched at Lane Cove Rotary Fair Sunday 14th October, the raffle will else into that project you are struggling with?
be draSwECnONDaARtY the HuntersLOGO VARIATIONS Hill Food and Wine Festival at 4pm on Sunday 5th Alternatively, you could contribute your
May 2019,(STACKED) at Boronia Park Oval Hunters Hill. talents to a joint project that benefits others.
Take the risk first - to enjoy the benefits later!
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will be published in The Village Observer.
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Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy
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What's on in March 2019


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FG.rOo.uCp.kAMe.See.etpinigng Shopping Bus Social Bridge Boomers BLUE
9.3c0-o12nnnooencted 9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 9.45am-12.45pm
Mah Jong 1pm-3.30pm Table Tennis
in your 1pm-4pm 12.30 or 2.30pm
community Coles Phone
04 05 06 07 9am-11.30am
Scrabble 10-12noon
F.O.C.A.S. Melbourne Cup Shopping Bus Social Bridge
Group Meeting High Tea 9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 08
2pm-4pm 1pm-3.30pm
9.30-12noon $15 Mah Jong Boomers YELLOW
1pm-4pm 9.45am-12.45pm
Table Tennis
12.30 or 2.30pm
Coles Phone

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Parkview Cafe Mindfulness Shopping Bus Shuffleboard Boomers BLUE
3 course meal 1.15-2.15pm 9am-11.45am 9.45am-11.45am 9.45am-12.45pm
$15 Table Tennis
$5 (volunteers free) Mah Jong Social Bridge 12.30 or 2.30pm
12noon-1.45pm 1pm-4pm Chess / Solo Coles Phone
1pm-3.30pm Shopping
Scrabble 10-12noon

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Book Club Bus Trip Shopping Bus Social Bridge Boomers YELLOW
1.30-3pm Flower Power, 9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 9.45am-12.45pm
Terry Hills 1pm-3.30pm Table Tennis
Reviewing: Club Palm Beach Mah Jong 12.30 or 2.30pm
Snake Cradle for lunch 1pm-4pm Coles Phone
by Roberta Sykes $50 Shopping

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Parkview Cafe Mindfulness Shopping Bus Shuffleboard Table Tennis
12noon-1.45pm 1.15-2.15pm 9am-11.45am 9.45am-11.45am 12.30 or 2.30pm
Mah Jong Coles Phone
3 course meal $15 $5 (volunteers free) 1pm-4pm Social Bridge Shopping
Afternoon Movie Chess / Solo 9am-11.30am
1.45pm 1pm-3.30pm Scrabble

BOOKINGS /ENQUIRIES CONTACT: PHONE: 9427 6425 EMAIL: [email protected]
1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, 2066

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Power at Terry Hills for morning tea and NEEDED
a wander through the nursery then on to Please join us as Alan Seale presents
Club Palm Beach for lunch.$50 includes, Can you spare a few hours to the 1942 comedy The Palm Beach
bus, morning tea and lunch. Bookings relieve the isolation of a local Story, starring Claudette Colbert and
essential. Call Julie 9427 6425 resident? Joel McCrea. This hilarious comedy
PARK VIEW CAFÉ: Join us for a wonderful finds married couple Tom and Gerry
three-course meal for just $15 on the 2nd You can make a big difference in Jeffers in a strained relationship,
and 4th Monday of the month. Bus pick up someone’s life. With a team of nearly largely due to financial difficulties.
just $5 return– Bookings essential. 400 volunteers, Sydney Community WHEN: Wednesday 27 March -
SHUFFLEBOARD: Join us the 2nd and Services provides a range of services to
4th Thursdays of the month for this fun, support over 500 older residents and 1.45pm.
fast paced indoor game! 9.45 – 11.45am $5 people living with a disability living in VENUE: Sydney Community Services,
includes morning tea. Guaranteed fun!!!! our local community. 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
BOOK CLUB: Meets 3rd Monday of the COST: $5 entry includes afternoon
month. Cost $4 includes borrowing the We are currently looking for tea. Volunteers of SCS are free.
book and afternoon tea. This month volunteers in the following areas: RSVP MONDAY 25 MARCH TO:
discussing Snake Cradle - Roberta Sykes [email protected]
every Thursday afternoon 1pm - 3.30pm, in WANTED
our Parkview Room at 1 Pottery Lane, Lane JOIN US FOR
Cove. $5 includes afternoon tea. Can you spare a couple of hours once a fortnight
All welcome. Please call Julie for details. to assist with our Linen Service? Each fortnight Mindfulness &
9427 6425 on a Monday morning, our amazing volunteers Relaxation
MAH-JONG: Every Wednesday now at the change the sheets and replace the towels for
Seniors Hub, 1 Pottery Lane in the Park View members of our community. Please help us to WHEN: 1.15 - 2.15pm, Tuesday
Room. $5 includes afternoon tea. help them. 12 March and 26 March, 2019
All welcome. For enquiries please call Join us if you can, make new friends and enjoy WHERE: Sydney Community Services,
Vanessa 9428 2972 or Julie 9427 6425 the feeling of being involved in a worthy cause, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
SCRABBLE: Fortnightly on Fridays – see supporting your own community. (parking underneath building
calendar for dates. $5 includes morning tea - entrance on Little Street)
VILLAGE (SHOPPING) BUS: Weekly door DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE? Free for volunteers of Sydney
to door service, Wednesday mornings, Community Services, $5 for the
with 2 hours in Lane Cove Village. Friendly We are looking for friendly and capable volunteer community. Includes afternoon tea.
drivers and volunteers bring any shopping drivers to drive our larger (from 20 seater) Emily Wilks, our instructor, is a fully
up from WOOLWORTHS to the bus and community bus on day trips. A Light or Medium qualified yoga teacher with an interest
will carry any parcels to the kitchen bench Rigid Licence would be required. in teaching children and adult's
on your return. $7 single or $10 per couple. We are also looking for friendly and capable mindfulness, relaxation and brain science.
Bookings essential 9427 6425 volunteer drivers to drive our smaller 12 seater To book your place, contact:
PHONE SHOPPING: Weekly service, community bus. No special bus licence is [email protected]
Fridays 9:00am – 11.30am. Phone our office required for this one, just a medical clearance or call 9427 6425. Spaces are limited.
and speak to our friendly Volunteers, who letter from GP.
take down your shopping order on-line TVO MARCH 2019 41
to be delivered a day of your choosing). VOLUNTEER GARDENER
There is no charge for the phone-in service;
COLES charge a small delivery fee. Join our morning gardening team and have fun
TABLE TENNIS: Two sessions every Friday. working outdoors and helping in the
12.30 or 2.30pm - $5.00. community at the same time.
BOOMERS: An informal social group for
older men who are independently mobile; For further information on volunteering,
sticks & walkers are welcome. Outings are please contact Yvonne, the volunteer
typically three hours in duration & include coordinator,
destinations such as cafés, parks, galleries, Sydney Community Services on
museums, historic houses and other places
of interest. Join our outings in March to 02 9427 6425
the Doyles on the Wharf-Watsons Bay and
Rouse Hill House and Farm ($15 per person) or email: [email protected]
Bookings essential 9427 6425
F.O.C.A.S : Become a Community Centre
volunteer! 1st Monday of the month,
morning tea is provided. We knit, sew,
crochet all sorts of articles and make
handmade calico dolls for children
in hospitals and the needy. We have
four street stalls each year to generate
information about our service and
fundraising. We look forward to meeting
you at 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove in the Park
View Room 9.30am -12noon.
MOVIE AFTERNOON: Please join us
as Alan Seale presents the 1942 comedy
The Palm Beach Story, starring Claudette
Colbert and Joel McCrea on Wednesday
March 27th Venue: Sydney Community
Services, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove.
Volunteers free or $5 entry – includes
afternoon tea.
Bookings essential 9427 6425.


Tuesday mornings. Free lessons. Local group of Aboriginal/non-
Keep in touch with what's going on in your local area Enjoy the friendship. 0419 258 662 Aboriginal community members
with a variety of local community groups. or 0408 110 082. working together to advance the
If you wish to advertise your group please email HUNTERS HILL SENIORS’ CHESS process of Reconciliation. Contact:
[email protected] GROUP Join weekly social games 9428 1197 / 9428 1201 www.
Please note: listings to be approx 20 words per group. – no expertise needed. Every Wed
2-5pm, Ironwood Company Coffee LANE COVE SCRABBLE CLUB Meeting
1ST LANE COVE SCOUT GROUP Contact: 9418 9211 House, 102 Woolwich Rd, Woolwich. fortnightly on Thursdays from 6pm
Joeys 6-8yrs (register interest); Cubs Register: Sydney Community Services in The Meeting House, 23A Stokes
8-11yrs (Wed 7pm); Scouts 11-15yrs ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS 9817 0101 or ss[email protected] Street. Contact: 0400 226 541 or info@
(Fri 7.30pm); Venturers 15-18yrs Fridays 10am-12 noon. Improve your HUNTERS HILL SAILING CLUB
(Thur 7pm). 9428 4061 conversation English with trained Kids, tweens, teens and adult learn LANE COVE UNITING CHURCH facilitators. $3/ week. to sail programs, coaching, racing Worship in the chapel, Sundays 9.30am,
ALL AGE SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes Contact: 9427 1163 or weekly at the 2018 NSW Sailing Club cnr Figtree St/ Centennial Ave. Weekly
9am Sunday, morning tea provided. of the Year. All welcome! Email info@ Christian Meditation and Mahjong. 9428
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 223 FOODFAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN ​ or www. 2240 or [email protected]
Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove West. Free individual plots for growing your LANE COVE YOUTH ORCHESTRA
0434 432 175 own veggies, fruit and herbs still JAZZ BAND Rehearses Monday Calling young musicians! Have you available. [email protected] nights, vacancies available. Jazz, ever played in a symphony orchestra?
ANC MIXED SOCIAL GOLF CLUB FRIENDS OF LANE COVE NATIONAL Swing, Blues, Latin, R&B and Come and try out in our rehearsals.
Looking for new members to join PARK Bush care volunteers Funk. Performs throughout the Scholarships offered. 0411 413 335
social golf club, playing alternate needed for bush regeneration at year at festivals and functions. [email protected] www.
Sundays on the North Shore. Point Reserve, Lane Cove National davidc[email protected] or
0411 559 909. Park, Mon 8.30-11.30am and 2nd (mob) 0410 566 953. LANE COVE RSL SUB-BRANCH
AQUALUNA CHOIR Fun SATB and 4th Sat. 9 - 11am. Contact: LANE COVE BOWLING CLUB Meets first Thursday of each month
acapella; pop, gospel, world, sacred Mike [email protected]. Play lawn bowls. Social or at the Lane Cove Club at 10am. Keep
music. Wed 7.30pm, St Andrews au or 0456 062 637. See www. competition. Fun and exercise. Free up-to-date with RSL matters, DVA and
Church Hall, Longueville. Contact: coaching. 151 Burns Bay Road. Call community services. 9906 5934.
0402 839 499 or [email protected]. GREENWICH ANGLICAN CHURCH 9428 4325, 9420 5793 or info@ LANE COVE TOASTMASTERS Become
BON APPETIT TOASTMASTERS Sunday Service, 9am every week. 1st a confident public speaker supported
Meet over dinner on 2nd Wednesday & 3rd Sundays - Morning Prayer. 2nd LANE COVE BRANCH OF THE by a friendly group. Meets 23A Stokes
evening monthly, in a supportive and & 4th Sundays - Holy Communion. COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION Street, Lane Cove. 0403 392 122. www.
social environment. 0404 049 565 / Sunday School also available. Meetings held on second Thursday GREENWICH SAILING CLUB of month, 10.15am-12.30pm, Cove-Toastmasters/
BNI BUSINESS EXPRESS LANE Kids Learn to Sail. New members of Lane Cove Library, Room 1. LANE COVE SUSTAINABILITY ACTION
COVE A highly professional business any age are always welcome. Contact: 8407 9582 or email GROUP Meets on third Thursday of
networking organisation whose Web: [email protected] every odd month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul,
primary purpose is to exchange Email: [email protected] LANE COVE BUSH KIDS Nature Sept, Nov) at the Lane Cove Library,
qualified business referrals. GREENWICH TENNIS CLUB activities for 2 to 5 years (term time) 7-8.30pm. 9428 3553/0421 442 840.
Contact: 9418 9031 or adminlc@ INC Friendly local tennis club. and 2 to 10 years (school holidays). LANE COVE WEST TENNIS CLUB New members welcome. Social Courts for hire day or night at Blackman
CARISBROOK HISTORIC HOUSE competition Sat & Sun. Contact: LANE COVE BUSHLAND & Park, Lloyd Rees Drive.Amenities and
Open weekends from 11am - 4pm. or CONSERVATION SOCIETY Meets children's playground. Contact: 0417
Beautifully restored 1880's house [email protected] on 2nd Tuesday monthly at the 667 020 or
and gardens are a joy to wander HALLAM AVENUE TENNIS CLUB Lane Cove Tennis Club, Kenneth St,
through. 58 Hallam Ave, Lane Cove West. New Longueville. Newcomers welcome. LAUGHTER MELODY YOGA
CARER SUPPORT Free telephone members welcome. Hire courts from 9427 1125 / 9427 4845. Join one hour laughter yoga sessions
information/support service $10 per hour. Call 0424 229 259 or LANE COVE CREATIVE to help you feel good, boost health and
specifically for/about carers email [email protected] PHOTOGRAPHY Meets fortnightly at happiness. 0403 392 122. www.
providing information, support and HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Strength 8.00pm on Thursday evenings.
referrals. 1800 242 636, M-F, 9-5pm. Training - weights and body weight Contact: 9428 4834 / 9873 6315. LAVOCE INC. COMMUNITY CHOIR
CLAN MACLEOD PIPE BAND exercises to improve muscle LANE COVE CHORISTERS Senior Meets Tuesday, 6.15-8pm at the Lane
Always wanted to learn to play strength. Tuesdays 2.35 - 3.35pm. ladies' choir welcomes new Cove Living and Learning Centre, 180
bagpipes or drums? Monday nights, $110/$88 (concession). 8877 5300. members. Rehearsals on Tuesday Longueville Rd to sing for fun.
St Leonards Park, North Sydney. HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY afternoons at St. Aidan's Church, 0424 507 321, [email protected] CHOIRS A network of women’s a Longueville. Contact: 9418 9063.
activities, local bush walks, ‘Alkira' is open to new members. Want to join a local, friendly musical CHURCH
meditation, conversation/coffee Meets Monday nights in school organisation? Six ensembles from Sunday morning services. Friendship
groups, chess, family camps, terms from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. beginner to advanced concert bands, Services. Healing services. Youth group.
women's retreats. 0400 299 751 two jazz bands and a woodwind Playgroup for toddlers & carers. Craft HUNTERS HILL BRIDGE CLUB ensemble. Contact 0407 124 600 Circle. Corner Christina/Arabella St.
COMMUNITY GARDEN Keep mentally fit, have fun and make
(Permapatch) Huge quiet garden, friends? Hunters Hill Bridge Club, LANE COVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LONGUEVILLE UNITING CHURCH
workshops, general and private plots. Crown St, Henley. 0438 619 780 or Next meeting is 7pm, Tues 26 March Tuesday 5 March: ON GOLDEN POND.
Sun 2pm, cnr Mowbray Rd and Pac [email protected] at Lane Cove Library with Prof Paul Tuesday 2 April: RAISING HELEN
Hwy, Lane Cove. P: 9436 2891. HUNTERS HILL CONGREGATIONAL Ashton presenting The Accidental BYO drinks. $10. 6.30pm pizza,
COVE INVESTORS Monthly CHURCH Our main gathering is City—Planning in Sydney, tracing the 7.15pm movie.
evening meeting at Lane Cove Sundays at 10am and weekly in history of Sydney's planning from Catering: 9427 4740 / 9428 4287..
Library, discuss and broaden various homes in our community. 1788. Supper afterwards. Enquiries LCM ANGLICAN CHURCH
investment skills. Contact Julian Cnr Ferdinand & Alexandra Street. 0418 276 365. Playtime: Wednesday mornings @
[email protected] 9817 2282 or LANE COVE MASTERS SWIMMING 9.45am - 12 noon (Junior Jivers 10
C3 CHURCH LANE COVE Sunday HUNTERS HILL MUSEUM Open Tues Meets Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, Lane - 10.30am). A range of activities for
services at 9am and 10am. Lane to Frid, 10am - 12 noon at Hunters Cove Aquatic Centre. Swimming children 0-5 and their carers.
Cove Public School Hall. Homebase Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Street. Coach caters to all levels of 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove.
Youth 7.15pm Friday nights. Monthly Regular exhibitions and events. swimming ability. LOWER NORTH SHORE MULTIPLE
ACE conversation evenings. LANE COVE MUSIC AND CULTURAL BIRTH ASSOC Volunteer parents of
CENTRE Not-for-profit organisation multiples (twins, triplets etc) supporting
offering music tuition for children and assisting other parents. Enquiries@
and adult learners. Suzuki and or www.lnsmba.
traditional methods. 9427 8027.

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client's homes. Friendly volunteers Country Club, 180 River Road,
deliver on a daily or weekly basis. Northwood 10.15am , third Monday
Contact 9817 0101 9955 5126.
MEETING HOUSE COMMUNITY ROTARY CLUB OF LANE COVE wwwwww..mmeeeettiinngghhoouussee..oorrgg..aauu
CENTRE A not-for-profit All welcome.Weekly meeting. 6.15
organisation for people of all ages; - 8.15pm, Tuesdays, Lane Cove Golf TRENDSETTER
playgroups, Community Café, Club, 180 River Rd. Dinner $20/ TRAVEL & CRUISE
community garden, yoga, craft, head. Contact 0407 216 552. www.
seniors outings and shopping trips. Where your individual holiday needs
23a Stokes Street, Lane Cove North, SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION are our focus
9427 1841. Experience meditation and state
MEETING HOUSE KINDERGARTEN of thoughtless awareness. Awaken Call us today to discuss your travel options:
Children aged 3 - 5 yrs. Experienced the innate energy which is inside LANE COVE MARKET SQUARE 9427 6666
and university qualified staff offering everyone to experience a sense of
a preschool program Mon-Fri inner peace, balance and wellbeing. LONGUEVILLE 9428 5900
8.30am-3.30pm. No obligation. Lane Cove Library,
47 Burns Bay Rd, 9008 5549 Tues 7-8.30pm. 0422 798 498. SHINNYO-EN BUDDHIST TEMPLE
MEN'S SHED Looking for new Higan Equinox Merit Transfer Emma Grimes, Michael Fitzgerald & Peter Louridas
members, drop in for a cuppa and a Service. Thursday 21st March A family business, now in our 48th year in Lane Cove
chat. St Columba Retirement Centre, @12.30 - 1.30pm. Join us in this
15 Figtree St. Mon, Tues and Thurs, traditional Buddhist service to CONVEYANCING | WILLS & ESTATES | COMMERCIAL LEASING
10am-3pm. Contact: 0428 024 208 extend prayers to the victims of COMMERCIAL LAW | DEBT RECOVERY | GENERAL MATTERS
or email [email protected] disasters around the world.
into your life. 178 Longueville Rd, on FELLOWSHIP Rev. Geoff Usher
3rd Sunday of month, 11am-12pm. speaking on 'Bandages for the Heart’. 10.30am, Sun 31st March,
or call Ana 0428 569 373. Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.
NORTH SHORE BRAIN TUMOUR Inquiries: 9599 1180.
and families with education and PLAYGROUP St. Mark’s Church
emotional support. Facilitated by Hall, Figtree Road, Hunters Hill,
health care professionals. North Wednesdays 10 -12 noon during
Shore Private Hospital. school term. All welcome, activities
Contact: [email protected] or and refreshments. Contact: 0409 327 087/9879 8793.
SUPPORT GROUP Information CHOIR Performing contemporary
and support for people impacted and traditional songs, this unique
by Prostate Cancer. Next meeting choir will be participating in
is 5-7pm, Thursday 21st March. community events and activities.
Speaker will be Professor Katy Clark, Contact: 0452 006 693.
Palliative Care Specialist on Prostate U3A UNIVERSITY OF THIRD AGE
Cancer pain and its management. U3A offers an extensive variety of
Kolling Building, 5th floor, North events and intellectually stimulating
Shore Hospital. Contact 9498 1984 daytime courses held in an informal,
or www.prostate-cancer-support- friendly atmosphere. Ph 9262 2702 or
Play tennis in beautiful bush setting INFO GROUP Stimulating speakers,
with club house. Childrens play discussions and book reviews for
area adjacent. Local community- women. Monday 10.30am-12.30pm
run facility. Very reasonable rates. at Lane Cove Library. $8 m/$10
Contact 9428 2180 or nm per session. Contact: email
ralphb[email protected]. [email protected] facebook.
PROBUS CLUBS com/waigwomen/
Fellowship meetings for retirees. WALKING WELL Gentle movement
Guest speakers, excursions, class, 11am-1pm first Sunday
refreshments and lunches. monthly, Lane Cove Bowls Club,
Crows Nest Combined Crows Nest 151 Burns Bay Rd. 0416 820 252 or
Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest,
10.00am third Thursday monthly. WOM:NI - WILLOUGHBY OLDER
9439 3455 MEN: NEW IDEAS "Meet a friend -
Lane Cove Combined Lane Cove Make a friend - Be a friend." For men
Bowling Club, Burns Bay Road 10am, over 55. Club Willoughby, Crabbes
second Monday monthly. St, Willoughby every 2nd and 4th
Lane Cove Ladies Lane Cove Wednesday. Contact: 9417 3715
Library at 10am, second Wednesday ZUMBA CLASSES IN LANE COVE
monthly. 9427 5891. Get fit, sweat, make friends and have
Willoughby Combined Chatswood fun! Classes suitable for everyone
Bowling Club, Gordon Ave, Contact: Dianne on 0406 765 827
Chatswood at 9.45am, third Tuesday
monthly. 9428 3357.
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