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August 2018

August 2018


Did you know?
Profits from
The Village

support aged
and disability
services in our




Planning commences on Coles site 10 I Keeping our ‘Pleasantville’ tag 16 I Lane Cove Fun Run 19





64 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove · 02 9427 6755 · · /lenwallisaudio

2 TVO AUGUST 2018 25/7/18 9:55 am

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22 Welcome

08 NEWS & FEATURES This month The Village Observer
14 turns 25 years old. Just in time for the
20 05 Aspects of Lane Cove birthday celebrations, our designer
06 Announcing our readership Sharon has been hard at work giving
the magazine a makeover, which we are
survey winners pleased to present to you this issue.
08 TVO celebrates 25 years
10 Planning commences on Since TVO’s launch in 1993, our
community has seen a great deal of
Coles site change. TVO has changed alongside
12 Business profile – Hudson and during this time has had a new
owner; several Editors; transitioned
Meats from black and white to full colour; gone
14 In conversation with… online; and many different advertisers
and contributors have graced its pages
Tutti and Paul Bennett over the past 276 issues.
16 Keeping our ‘Pleasantville’
As the team that produces TVO each
tag month, Sharon, Mariano and myself
19 Register now for the are proud of the contribution that TVO
makes not only in helping to connect our
Lane Cove Fun Run community, but also through its profits
20 The Alcott opens its doors which help support aged and disability
28 Dogs in bushland services within our community. Gill Batt's
article on page 26 is one example
REGULARS of how these funds are used to help
support the provision of local aged
15 Professional Services care services.
16 Health
23 Lifestyle We look forward to taking TVO into its
30 Government 26th year and beyond and would like
34 Community to thank our readers, advertisers and
contributors for their continued support.
Greenwich. Gore Hill. Hunters Hill. Lane Cove. Lane Cove West. Lane Cove North. We would also like to thank those
readers who participated in last month’s
Linley Point. Longueville. Northwood. Osborne Park. Riverview. St Leonards. readership survey. The feedback that
Stringy Bark Creek. Tarban Creek. Woolwich. we received is invaluable in helping us to
continue to improve TVO.
THE VILLAGE OBSERVER 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove NSW 2066.
20000 copies printed monthly. Based on your feedback, we will be
introducing several new sections.
PUBLISHER: Gillian Batt P: 02 9427 6425 [email protected] Starting this issue, you will notice a new
EDITOR: Jocelyn Biddle P: 0418 560 844 [email protected] monthly profile where we interview a
ADVERTISING: Mariano Massa P: 0408 813 154 [email protected] local business owner; a new segment
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Sharon Curby P: 0450 370 575 [email protected] where readers are encouraged to send
in a photo that captures an aspect of
PRINTED BY: Spotpress DISTRIBUTION BY: GDR Lane Cove; and a new section where
we profile an interesting local identity. Following your requests, we will also
be including more information on the
The Village Observer is published monthly (except January) by Lane Cove Community Aid Foundation. environment, sustainability, sport and
• Distribution is at the beginning of the month. • Readers are invited to submit articles for consideration. local history.
• Articles and items for community events should be emailed to the Editor with any accompanying
images by the 15th of each month, for inclusion in the next month’s issue. • Advertising enquiries should Until next time,
be directed to [email protected] • If mailing material and you would like it returned,
please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. All care, but no responsibility will be taken for this Jocelyn
material. © Copyright 2015. Original advertisements and editorial in this publication are copyright and
remain the exclusive property of The Village Observer. No part of this publication may be reproduced and/ JOCELYN BIDDLE - EDITOR
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.


Aspects of Lane Cove

Time: 8.20am Date: Monday 23rd July, 2018
Place: The Bernina Textile studios at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios

Local student Grace Patterson shows off the woolly wall hanging that she created
as part of a macramé workshop during the school holidays.


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]


Thank you And our
for your feedback winners are…

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Thank you to everyone
readership survey in last month’s The Village Observer. who contributed ideas
and suggestions on how
readership prefers it as a printed to improve TVO.
publication. In our fast-paced lifestyles,
there is something to be said for being We would like to
able to flick through the pages of a congratulate our three
magazine over a cup of coffee, rather winners who will each
than quickly scrolling through grabs of receive a prize pack
information from a device. which includes vouchers
kindly donated by
A key takeout from our survey was that various local businesses
many of our readers were unaware that including:
profits from The Village Observer are Stuart Leal
passed back into our local community Photography,
through the aged and disability services The Village Florist
provided by Sydney Community Hunters Hill,
Services. Dachshund Coffee,
Ironwood Coffee
Each and every advertisement that Company,
appears in our magazine helps support Found Gifts and
the most vulnerable sectors of our Homeware,
community. Four Frogs Creperie,
Eyes 4 You and Burns
Bay Bookery.

In addition to the written survey, TVO The Village Observer has Congratulations to:
also conducted a focus group. Together, been owned by Lane Cove
the feedback has been invaluable in Community Aid Foundation Teresa Ho, for her
enabling us to better understand what for the past eight years. The suggestions to include
our readers like, dislike and potential Foundation contributes interviews with local
improvements that we can make to the work of Sydney residents and a ‘spotlight
moving forward. Community Services, which on volunteers’ segment
provides services to the to recognise their work
From the responses received, the aged and people living with and contribution to the
majority of readers indicated that a disability. This includes community.
they consider TVO to be a good source social activities, gardening,
of local information, with news and home nursing, podiatry, Freddy Obitz, for
events and features discussing general Community Care Advisor, his suggestion to
interest issues and topics being the linen service, home delivered increase the section on
most popular sections. Information meals, home modifications sustainability and the
including What’s On and Bits & Pieces are and maintenance, flexible environment.
also valued resources. respite, carers support,
shopping services, community Anne Linnane, for her
There were some excellent suggestions and engagement programs, suggestion to include
for new sections within the magazine medical transport and favourite recipes from
which we will be introducing in future assistance in daily life. local chefs.
issues. Popular requests included
adding more profiles on interesting Part of what makes bringing The Village Observer to you each
community members, together with month so rewarding, is that we are not only working to keep our
more information on the environment, community connected, but we are also working to improve the
sustainability, local history and magazine to help grow revenue to better support our community's
restaurants. aged and disability sectors. 

In this digital age, there is always the
looming question about whether
continuing to print TVO rather than
transitioning it into an online format is
the right move.

The feedback we received
overwhelmingly indicated that our


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In August 1993, The Village Observer (TVO) was launched to
“provide the residents of the municipality of Lane Cove with all the local news

and information that is missing from big city newspapers.”

The brainchild of Ian Longbottom, the
idea for a publication came about after
Ian attended a dinner party and spoke
with someone who had been unsuccessful
in getting exposure to promote a
local school.
“I wanted to develop a forum for
community groups with limited funds
to be able to distribute information and
came up with the idea for a newspaper.
It was all about the Lane Cove community
and encouraging people to support
local business.”

Ian Longbottom, Lane Cove Plaza, October 1993. (Courtesy Lane Cove Library).
Founder and
former publisher of Profits from The Village Observer are passed back to the
The Village Observer, community through the aged and disability services
circa 2000. provided by Sydney Community Services.
(Courtesy Lane
Cove Library).

For the next 17 years, Ian almost during Council meetings in his ‘Minutes Several months later, TVO was purchased
singlehandedly produced the black that take hours at Lane Cove’ column. by Lane Cove Community Aid Foundation
and white publication, circulating it to which operates Sydney Community
letterboxes throughout the area. On the anniversary of its 50th issue in Services (formerly Lane Cove & North
1998, Ian wrote that when he started Side Community Services).
“I didn’t know how long it would last. We TVO, he had “no idea how long it might
kept our overheads as low as possible. I last. Suburban newspapers have come The Board of the Foundation recognised
would write and typeset it using Word, and gone over the years. Maybe that fate this as a good opportunity as it would
which was a bit limiting compared to will one day happen to TVO, but we have help provide an additional source of
desktop publishing programs available survived well into our fifth year. funding, as well as provide a mechanism
today, and my young sons would help me to keep the community updated on the
distribute the 15,000 copies. “Our survival is due to our loyal important work of Sydney Community
advertisers, our multitude of Services.
“There were plenty of 2am mornings ‘correspondents’ and our intrepid
leading up to deadline. This was the era readers.” A new direction
before email, so I would drive around
town picking up photos and disks A change of ownership Over the past five years, TVO has been
containing copy from contributors. Other produced each month by a small team
contributors would fax handwritten After 180 issues, Ian made the decision to comprising Editor Jocelyn Biddle,
articles to me, which I would then retype sell TVO. In April 2010, he advertised the Graphic Designer Sharon Curby and
for publication.” publication for sale, saying that “it needs Advertising Manager Mariano Massa,
someone new, with a fresh and vibrant overseen by Sydney Community Services’
Ian was never afraid to tackle approach, to take this ‘sixteen plus CEO Gill Batt.
controversial issues, whether it be teenager’ through the rest of its teens and
perennial hot topics such as parking, into adulthood.” Jocelyn, Sharon and Mariano are
rubbish, and traffic, or matters discussed passionate about the important role TVO


Book sale outside Lane Cove Library, October 1993. (Courtesy Lane Citizenship Awards ceremony in the Lane Cove Civic Centre, March A FLASHBACK
Cove Library). 1993. (Courtesy Lane Cove Library). TO 1993:

Lane Cove Plaza, October 1993. (Courtesy Lane Cove Library). Parade along Little Street for Rotary Fair, October 1993. (Courtesy • Kerry Chikarovski was
Lane Cove Library). the State Member for
plays in engendering the sense of community Lane Cove.
that is quite special to Lane Cove, together with The importance of our
the important contribution that it makes to advertisers • Lane Cove Council
financially assisting vulnerable sectors of our dropped the word
community. As Lane Cove continues to grow, it is forums municipal from its name
As a team, they have worked hard to modernise such as TVO that become even more important and became known as
the magazine to increase its readership and in fostering a sense of community. The support ‘Lane Cove Council’.
to ensure that it is a relevant, interesting of readers and advertisers has been essential to
community publication. achieving this. • Traffic on Epping Road
This included launching TVO’s first major By advertising in TVO, local businesses not only and surrounding streets
redesign in 2014. A new masthead was created. directly reach their target market, but they increased with the
Full colour was introduced throughout. are helping the most vulnerable sectors of our changes made by the
Features and new sections commenced community. opening of the Sydney
including health, lifestyle, community and Several advertisers have been with TVO from Harbour Tunnel in
the Business Directory. The size and paper the outset, including Trendsetter Travel, August 1992, along
stock were changed. An online version was Burns Bay Physiotherapy, Dr Tim David, Scott with the Gore Hill
developed. The community responded Chartered Accountants and Mortgage Choice. Freeway which
positively and further improvements and New loyal advertisers have since joined opened to traffic in
changes have been ongoing. including WHAT Hearing, Belle Property, August 1992.
Through a combination of more interesting Harbourline and Ray White. Lane Cove Council
articles and more attractive design, TVO’s continues to be another very important • The Village Observer
relevance and appeal in an increasingly digital supporter. announced a great
society has continued. The team at TVO would like to thank all masthead competition
advertisers for their valued support and the asking for designs for
Past issues of TVO, L to R, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. role that they play in assisting the work of their paper.
Sydney Community Services. 
• In 1993 Council took
THE over the management
of the Lane Cove Youth

MWahtyteCros mmunityFinding your tribe PAGE4 SINCE 1993:

Do you • Lane Cove’s population
wrietinnjgo?y has increased by over
7000 people*.
• Medium and high-
UndeJrusdteanBdoilntgon‘uwnefilnciosmheeds bnueswinceitsisz’ewns on Australia Day PAGE 16 density housing in
increased by 65%*.

• The number of children
aged 0-19 years living
in Lane Cove has
increased 23%*.

• The proportion of
couples with kids living
in Lane Cove has
increased by 42%*.

*Source: Northern Sydney Regional
Organisation of Councils.

Financially, the funding
that is received from
The Village Observer
pays for the everyday
care of 25 local people
in the community each
day for a year. It has
helped meet the salary
cost of a Community
Registered Nurse
and a Personal Care


Don’t miss Coffee
Carnevale! Following the purchase of the Coles building on
56-60 Burns Bay Road in November 2017, the developer,
On Saturday 1st September, Lane Cove’s Sun Property Pty Ltd, is exploring the redevelopment
annual Coffee Carnevale event will potential of the site.
celebrate our local coffee culture.
Now in its fifth year, the event is The developer has proposed entering into a Voluntary Planning Agreement
designed to share the work of local (VPA) with Council, which would enable them to construct and dedicate
cafés with the wider community, community space (approximately 1085 sqm) and parking within the
encouraging residents to shop locally. development in exchange for Council’s land at the rear of the site (currently
Free entertainment and activities run leased by Coles for carparking).
from 9.00am - 3.00pm. Take time to
sample a new brew, be in-the-know The VPA would incorporate this Council land into the proposed mixed-use
about the latest coffee trends, take part development which comprises commercial (mini-major retail and specialty
in demonstrations and workshops or be retail) and residential apartments in return for community space,
entertained by a variety of family-friendly including car parking.
performances throughout the day.
New additions have been made to the The concept building for the site includes two storeys fronting Burns Bay
Lane Cove Coffee Guide for 2018-19 with Road, three storeys of residential mid site, and two storeys of residential
close to 40 coffee outlets featured. to the rear, which sit on top of a large retail area and 2.3 levels of parking.
The guide includes maps, descriptions The proposed community space would be below street level, with a foyer
and contact details for coffee haunts on Burns Bay Road providing street access as well as access from the below
from Lane Cove West to Greenwich, ground car park.
Northwood, Riverview and everywhere
in between. You can collect a copy of Council needs to determine whether or not to accept the incorporation of
the guide on the day or to download a Council’s land in the VPA in exchange for a community space.
digital version on this page.
As lodgement of the DA is imminent and it is a requirement for the VPA to be
Do you know... advertised in conjunction with this, authority has been delegated to Council’s
General Manager to agree on the proposed land value, based on advice from
a local barista that should enter valuers, prior to giving notice of the intention to enter into a VPA.
the Barista Competition at Coffee
Carnevale? If so, encourage them A community consultation process will then permit public submissions on
to visit the proposed VPA for 28 days from when the Development Application is
carnevale to enter and they could be advertised.
in the running to win cash and fame as
the 2018 Lane Cove Barista Council is also planning to undertake a study to develop options for
Comp winner! Sera Street to deliver a higher level of functionality and safety as a road,
and to provide appropriate access for properties should the ‘Coles site’
2017 winner redevelopment proceed.
'3 Shades of Guy’
by Pamela Irving Coles will continue to lease the building until 2020. It is likely the
development would take several years once they vacate.
55th Lane Cove
Art Award

The Municipality of Lane Cove 55th Art
Award Exhibition opens at Gallery Lane
Cove on Friday 10th August. More than
200 works by artists in a wide variety of
mediums will be on display, competing
for over $9,000 prize money.
A fundraising event for the Rotary
Club of Lane Cove, admission is $5 on
opening night and Mayor of Lane Cove
Pam Palmer will present the awards.
The exhibition then continues until
Saturday 18th August.

10 TVO AUGUST 2018


NO ORDINARY BIN New disability
Residents might have noticed two new bins located outside the
Library in Lane Cove. Work is ongoing to make
Lane Cove a better place for
Part of a new trial, the two bins (one for general waste and one for recyclables including people with disability to live,
plastic, glass and aluminium) are fitted with a solar powered compactor so that they work and visit.
can hold up to five times the amount of a regular bin. Operated by sensor, once each
bin reaches a certain level, the rubbish is compacted. The bins also have a foot pedal, so Through Council’s Disability Inclusion
you don’t have to touch dirty lids to throw in your rubbish. Action Plan (DIAP), a number of new
initiatives have been released:
The bins have each been personalised with scenes from historic Lane Cove. One shows
Burns Bay Road in 1945, looking towards the intersection with Longueville Road (courtesy ● An Inclusion Award has been added
J. McGregor). The other is from the mid 1960s, taken outside the Lane Cove Library as a new category in the 2018 Local
located in the former Council Chambers building (courtesy Lane Cove Council). Business Awards.

Another two compacting bins will be installed at Blackman Park. The trial will ● Accessible toilets are being
determine whether the logistics and efficiency gains from the bins are worthwhile provided and updated as buildings
before rolling out more around the area. are renovated according to building

● A Changing Spaces facility will be
built in the new Rosenthal Project to
provide facilities for people needing
a hoist and table for personal care,
as well as a shower facility.

● W ording in both the guidelines
and application form for the
Community Grants program
have been changed to ensure the
projects are inclusive of people with

● Hughes Park on Waterview
Drive is accessible and includes a
playground for all ages, barbeque
facilities, picnic tables, a community
garden and outdoor fitness
equipment. It also has a braille trail.

For a copy of the Disability Inclusion Action
Plan, visit
or phone 9911 3591.

Flannerys joins Lane Cove

A thriving health food store has just opened in the site of the
former About Life on Burns Bay Road.

Flannerys is a natural and organic wholefoods market that has been in business
for over 30 years. Starting out as a single health food store on the Gold Coast,
Flannerys has now made its way to Sydney, opening stores in Crows Nest, Bondi,
and most recently, Lane Cove.

Flannerys has worked closely with the local About Life team throughout the
transition. It offers the best in health food and lifestyle products and is passionate
about sharing knowledge about good food and health, with a Nutritionist and
Naturopath in store to give free advice. Other offerings include a beauty and
kin care range, organic bulk wholefoods section, and products and services for
new mums.

Everything used in their café, through to their shopping and produce bags, are
made out of 100% plant based materials.

Open now, Flannerys Lane Cove will also host an official opening on Saturday 11th August.
Everyone is welcome.

TVO AUGUST 2018 11


Colin Holt


NOW THE ONLY BUTCHER LOCATED IN THE LANE What attracted you to Lane Cove?
UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT HIS BUSINESS. This area was a great fit for our business as it is so family
oriented. We’ve noticed that people on the North Shore
Colin Holt has dedicated his career to food. tend to entertain at home more - certainly compared to
A trained chef, Colin decided to enter the world the eastern suburbs - and they appreciate good quality
of butchery after recognising a clear gap produce. Our customers are quite educated about food
between the quality of the meat being made and they have become more experimental, particularly
available to the restaurant trade compared to as a result of watching shows like MasterChef.
the retail market.
Colin launched his first Hudson Meats store in What makes Hudson Meats different?
Surry Hills in 2007 (“I needed a strong brand – the
meat packing district in New York is on the Hudson We always source top quality product and we know where
River, so this was the inspiration behind our it comes from, as we maintain relationships with many of
name.”) Cammeray followed, before Holt opened the farmers who supply our products. We help to educate
the Lane Cove store in 2009 within the Market our customers as well, answering questions and giving
Square arcade. Mosman and Drummoyne stores suggestions and advice on what they are buying.
opened thereafter.
All of our egg, poultry, meat and dairy products come
from animals that have been raised on green pasture. This
means that the products are not only healthier for you,
but this practice promotes and improves the welfare of
animals, helps put an end to environmental degradation,
supports small-scale farmers making a living from the land
and assists with sustaining rural communities.

How would you describe the current
business environment?

Lane Cove is tough at the moment. Since the Rosenthal
development started construction, our business has fallen
15% - less carparking has meant less customers. Having
said that, we have just renewed our lease, so we are very
hopeful that once the development is complete, business
will grow.

What’s one thing people wouldn’t know
about you?

Before I started Hudson Meats, I worked as a chef for some
of Sydney's top restaurants including Chez Oz, Claude's
and Bistro Moncur. In the 90’s I had my own restaurant -
Bistro Pave - in North Sydney and I picked up two chef's
hats in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Awards.

If you could change one thing about
Lane Cove, what would it be?

The parking situation…and also the infrastructure, so that
it is easier to get into and out of Longueville Road.

What 4 words would you use to describe
Lane Cove…

1. Family. 2. Children. 3. Alive. 4. Buzzy

12 TVO AUGUST 2018


Colin’s slow METHOD
cooked lamb
shoulder n Heat half the olive oil in a large pot and brown the lamb shoulder.
Remove the lamb shoulder from pot and set aside.
n Add the remaining olive oil to the pot and lightly sauté eschallots and garlic.
1 lamb shoulder n Add the verjuice and lightly simmer for approx. 2 mins.
375ml verjuice Add the veal glace/stock and place the lamb shoulder back in the pot.
365ml veal glace Add the thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Place lid on top of pot and put into
8 eschallots - peeled a pre-heated oven of 120C. Allow 5 hours cooking time on a low heat.
2 cloves of garlic - crushed
3 tblspns Hudson Meats n Remove from heat and place the lamb shoulder and juices from the pan into
olive oil a serving dish. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the lamb shoulder.
6 sprigs of thyme Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the lamb shoulder.
2 bay leaf Garnish with roughly chopped flat leaf parsley.
1 lemon (zest & juice)
1 bunch flat leaf parsley n Serve with roasted kumera and garlic greens.

TVO AUGUST 2018 13



Everyone who has noticed Tutti and Paul Bennett
would agree that they bring joie de vivre
to the streets of Lane Cove.

Having lived locally for 38 years, their flamboyance and flair “It was almost like an epiphany when I viewed this someone
is unmissable. Each day, Tutti curates an inimitable outfit, - almost like from another planet. Tutti was so different to
mixing and matching with colour and often with her anyone that I had ever dated,” says Paul.
signature headscarf.
After only a few months, the couple married. That was 41
“For me, it’s innate. I love putting clothes together and giving years ago.
things a different look. I’ve never liked following the crowd –
I’ve always dressed to please myself.” In Paul’s desire to ‘save the world’, he wrote and published ‘The
Cranky Guru; Adventures in Metaphysics’ in 2014.
This style has led to the couple being noticed not only locally,
but internationally. They were recently photographed to be “This book has been my contribution to what makes things
included in a book entitled ‘Advanced Love’, which is due for tick, how to live a life of abundance - to be able to do what you
release later this year. want to do when you want to do it - where we can engage
mind, thoughts, intent and passions.”
The book is being produced by Los Angeles-based
photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen. Ari is the creator The couple have seen many changes to Lane Cove in the
of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the decades they have lived here.
sartorial savvy of the senior set.” Through his work, Ari shows
that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age. “Change is a beautiful thing,” says Paul. “It has been great to
see the explosion in the number of young families to the area
“Ari visited Australia to attend a Vogue exhibition launch. He (Paul has affectionately coined the astro turf area in the
stayed with us for a few days and took a range of photos, Plaza as the ‘human petri dish’) and to see so many people out
though we’re not sure which one he will select for the book.” and about.”

Tutti and Paul raised their two daughters – Sonia and Cecily- One cannot come away after meeting Tutti and Paul without
Anna – in Lane Cove and the couple can often be seen up at feeling inspired. The energy and vitality that they express
the village together with their three-year old granddaughter through their clothing is reflective of their attitude to life.
If only they could bottle this formula, it would be a best
“My goal in life has been to embarrass my children,” says seller… 
Tutti. It would seem that there have been moments where she
has successfully achieved this. For example, the outfit that “In life, you have to do
she put together for Cecily-Anna’s year 5 school social. what’s right for you.
If you feel good about yourself,
“When all the other kids were wearing stone-washed denim, it gives out energy.”
I wore a bright yellow and black leopard print shift dress
with matching hot pants, overlaid with a black tulle skirt and
sleeveless denim jacket, complete with leopard print collar
and pocket,” explains Cecily-Anna.

Tutti was brought up not to worry about what other people
think. Growing up within the only Jewish family in Bathurst in
the 1950’s, the family didn’t bow to convention.

“There was a lot of xenophobia there at that time. I admire
my parents for standing out.”

At 21, Tutti left Bathurst and became a trainee in the fashion
department at David Jones. Overseas travel followed and Tutti
says that it was then that she really became her own person,
dressing as she wished and having the courage ‘to be me’.

Meanwhile husband Paul, who grew up in Brisbane, was
studying graphic design in London. On returning to Australia,
Brisbane felt too small so a move to Sydney followed.

It was a chance meeting at a Jewish party in 1975 that saw
their two worlds collide.

14 TVO AUGUST 2018

With $2000 to be awarded to the winner of this year’s Tax time already?
History Prize, the Lane Cove Historical Society is
expecting plenty of new entries for 2018. It’s that time of year again and Stephanie
Cook of Mortgage Choice Lane Cove
Supported by Hyecorp, the Prize is now in its third year. Past encourages existing and potential property
entries have provided moving and entertaining evidence of the owners to make the most of their tax refund.
lives of local people. Homeowners should consider placing their tax refund, if they
are eligible for one, directly into their home loan. Adding any
As one the earliest sites of settlement on the northern side of the extra money to the mortgage will reduce interest paid, build
harbour, colonial Lane Cove has had a very interesting history, equity in your property, and importantly, shorten the term of
and much of the details have yet to be fully documented. the loan.
For example, a lump sum of $1,000 each year plus $100 extra
A successful entry must document aspects of the lives of people per month, on an average 30 year mortgage ($300,000 at
in Lane Cove and its environs, including areas beyond modern 4.25%pa), would save around $50,000 in interest and take
Lane Cove which covered a broader area in the past. nearly 6 years off the loan term.
Stephanie says “Tax time is when many people consult their
Research subjects can be individuals or families; early settlers accountant and/or financial advisor for an annual financial
or ethnic groups in the region; the evolution of local roads and health check. This presents a great opportunity to reassess your
transport systems, private or public buildings; or the histories of position and determine what strategies are available and how
community groups such as sporting teams, bush care or these can be used to benefit your property plans.
local churches. It’s also a great time to do a home loan health check with your
mortgage broker. Whatever your property ownership status, it
Submissions can be written essays, oral histories or audio/visual is important to consult the relevant experts and ensure your
works. A selection of entries have been published in an annual decision is well thought through.”
Special Edition of the LCHS Journal and last year's entries are Please feel free to contact us on 9420 3052,
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Keeping our ‘Pleasantville’ tag

Twelve years ago my son (then aged 15) came home from school and
announced in disgust “you know they call Lane Cove Pleasantville don’t you!”

As a would-be ‘man about town’, my “WHILE I’M ALL FOR every day, to actively seek it. It takes
son was appalled that we lived in a THE PROGRESS very little time, however it does take
family friendly, community-oriented HAPPENING practice. Would you enter a marathon
suburb rather than an edgier, hip locale. IN LANE COVE, after training for one day? Of course not.
IN ONE REGARD Happiness, like fitness, is something that
Now in his late twenties and looking I HOPE WE STAY builds over time and with practice.
forward to having a family of his own,
my son happily concedes that Lane FIRMLY IN THE PAST Here are some tips for improving your
Cove was indeed a great place to AND THAT WE happiness every day:
grow up in. REMAIN THE
FRIENDLY AND • In your dealing with others, make eye
Much has changed in our suburb in contact. Don’t just listen, hear what the
recent years. A new shopping center CARING COMMUNITY person is saying and let them know this
and green space, plus new restaurants WE’VE ALWAYS by your words and actions. Don’t just wait
and bars will change the face of Lane BEEN.” for the chance to have your say.
Cove, providing a host of wonderful
facilities and making it even more travel, paying off the mortgage) would • Pay honest compliments and look for
desirable to live in. bring them happiness. opportunities to do so … to those who
However none of these responses ring serve you, to the person who delivers a
Ultimately it will come down us, as true when studies have clearly shown parcel, to the man/woman on the street.
individuals, to keep Lane Cove as the otherwise. When someone says, “you’ve made my
friendly suburb I’ve had the privilege to Long regarded as the founder of day”, you’ve also made your own day
live in for the past twenty years. positive psychology, Martin Seligman happier.
has written many books and academic
In the latest 2018 United Nations World papers on the subject and from these • Be grateful every day. Keeping a
Happiness Report, Australia ranked 10 and other writings on the topic, I’ve gratitude diary in which you note three
out of 156 countries. And while this is garnered some very simple yet profound things for which you are grateful for
a positive result, it was interesting to truths about happiness and optimism. each day, reminds you of things you may
note that we had slipped from 9th to What makes us happy: take for granted. Over time gratitude
10th place. The US fared considerably • Our connection and positive becomes a natural part of your way of
poorer, dropping four places from thinking.
14th to 18th. relationships with others
• Giving of ourselves (altruism) • Help others when you can. A simple
So what can we learn from the • Taking time to do the things that gesture such as letting an older person
latest report? before you in a queue or asking if
make us happy someone needs help when you see them
In my opinion, we need to take • Gratitude struggling is enough to make their day
happiness more seriously, both as In short, happiness isn’t rocket science and yours.
individuals and as a community. - it comes down to a commitment,
Research has shown time and again • Take a little time to do something
that people who have a happier and you enjoy every day, not just when you
more optimistic view of life tend to: live have time. For example, put on some
longer; are more resilient; recover better good music when you arrive home from
and quicker from trauma; heal from work, read a chapter of a good book or
injury and illness quicker; have better just give yourself some space for a few
relationships; are attractive to others, minutes to breath. Make it a habit.
and fare better at work.
Over time these simple practices will,
So why aren’t we more serious about I promise you, make a difference to your
being happy? life and in turn the lives of others. 

Recently I conducted my own informal Words by
survey of Lane Cove residents around
the concept of happiness. I found Trish Sara I COUNSELOR AND COACH
that many considered the pursuit of
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THE FLOSSING when studying final observation, foremost being poor
‘CONTROVERSY’ a population to technique.
isolate the act of
A story filed by Associated Press flossing from other What’s the take home message?
in 2016 caused a lot of discussion, tooth-damaging
reporting that there was no evidence habits such as If you want to keep your teeth by
that flossing between teeth has any smoking, high sugar avoiding gum disease, keep flossing.
impact at all on the incidence of consumption and acid
tooth decay. consumption. Also, this kind of If you want to avoid cavities, brushing
study needs to run for a greater number and flossing are of some value, but
This followed a study published in the of years before proper conclusions can the majority of your protection will
British Dental Journal in 2006 that be made. come from avoidance of dietary sugar.
found that there was no difference in Everything else, including fluoride
the number of cavities in people who Critically, the studies talk about the application, is there to help us negate
flossed and those who didn’t. incidence of cavities in flossers and the effects of the Western diet we
non-flossers, but they don’t appear choose to consume.
Should I throw out my floss? to talk about the incidence of gum
disease, which is really a much more Visit the dentist or hygienist every six
So, do we have cause to doubt the serious condition as it has proven links to months. They will keep on top of your
research? No, as surprising as that may systemic health issues. home care techniques and help to
sound. The real question that needs to point out any technique issues, provide
be asked is how reliable the research Does technique matter? ongoing dietary advice to help you
can ever be, and what is the research avoid cavities, remove plaque and
actually saying? Read on before you Yes! Tellingly, the one study that actually tartar deposits that have escaped
decide to bin your floss. proved that flossing conferred a benefit your otherwise thorough home care
involved schoolchildren whose teeth routine, and finally identify any issues
The first thing the research is telling us were flossed five days a week by a such as gum disease and cavities before
is that the evidence for flossing is very professional hygienist. In other words, they have a chance to develop into
weak. The second thing it tells us is that their teeth were flossed correctly. This significant problems. 
the results of flossing are so inconclusive study alone serves to virtually discredit
that flossing can neither be endorsed all other studies, as it appears to be Words by
or disproven. the only one that involved flossing
being done properly. All others were Dr Mark Casiglia
The problem with flossing experiments observational studies that did little
is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to sift out external factors that will Apple Dental
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Stroke cholesterol and diabetes. Others include
smoking, heart disease, and abnormal -
A stroke is like a lightning strike to the brain, disrupting multiple usually irregular - rhythms of the heart.
bodily functions via their damaged control mechanisms in the cortex. Finally, damaged heart valves from
diseases such as rheumatic fever can
Hippocrates recognised stroke over Sometimes the lights go out throw off emboli. Hmmm, some sound a
2,400 years ago and called it apoplexy, permanently. A big stroke can cause bit like me. How about you?
a translation from the Greek meaning rapid death.
‘struck down with violence’. In the mid The symptoms of stroke vary from mild
1600’s, Jacob Wepfer found that some A transient ischaemic attack, or TIA, is to devastating.
patients dying of stroke had blood in a mini stroke where symptoms resolve
the brain. Finally, in 1928, apoplexy completely within 24 hours. Sometimes Sudden unconsciousness means a major
recognised blood vessel blockage and TIA’s are multiple over time and can CVA. There may be confusion, sudden
blood vessel bleeding as forms of stroke. cause significant creeping loss of loss of speech, inability to move parts
function. One outcome of this is Multi of the body, sudden loss of balance or
The term for stroke in medicine is CVA Infarct Dementia. TIA’s are a warning dizziness and sudden loss of vision or
or cerebrovascular accident. That’s and need immediate medical attention. double and/or blurred vision. Others
respectively the brain tissue and its Beware! Sometimes a major stroke include a quickly worsening headache,
blood vessel supply. The brain is served follows one of these – a phenomenon while a sudden massive headache
by four arteries - the two carotids at the sometimes seen in both stroke types. is called a ‘thunder clap’ headache.
front of the neck and the two vertebral Thunder clap headache sufferers should
arteries that run either side in the What are the causes of stroke? call 000 for an ambulance and go
bony spine. straight to hospital. Trouble walking,
There are three kinds of stroke. losing the use of arms, legs or hands and
What is a stroke? numbness can occur. These may range
A thrombosis is a clot of blood or a lump from mild to gross, so don’t let minor
According to Professor Murtagh “A of fatty and fibrous tissue from an artery symptoms fool you. Sorry about all the
stroke occurs when an area of the wall within the brain that suddenly ‘suddens’ but things do happen suddenly
brain is damaged by an interruption swells and blocks an artery that serves a in stroke.
to its blood supply”. This results in particular part of the brain.
deterioration of functions - mental How can I avoid a stroke in the future?
or physical - that are controlled by An embolus is a chunk of material or
that particular part of the brain. It’s blood clot that comes from another part You don’t have to be a Saint - just
something like throwing water on your of the body. Material may come from a sensible. Get a check-up and make sure
switchboard at home. Devastating. blood clot, a defective heart valve, fat you control that high blood pressure
liberated during injury or surgery and and high cholesterol. Stop smoking!
broken off chunks of thickened tissue Meds via your Doc can help you there.
lining an artery elsewhere in the body. Take 100mg of aspirin daily (though
A bubble of air that lodges in the brain not all doctors agree). Try and get that
is usually only see in SCUBA divers with weight down and exercise regularly. Brisk
holes in the heart wall. walking is simple, cheap, convenient
and effective.
A bleeding or haemorrhagic stroke from
a ruptured brain blood vessel develops Treatment requires urgent hospital
when a swollen and thinned section of admission and assessment. An injection
artery, usually an aneurism, breaks open is given to dissolve the clot and to stem
and bleeds into the surrounding brain. an evolving stroke. 
These are usually vicious.
Words by
What conditions predispose stroke?
Dr Tim David
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RUN FOR FUN! donations from participants at
registration. In 2018, the Fun Run
The Lane Cove Fun Run is on again! Now in its third year, this family- will support two charities who provide
friendly event event is now a firm fixture on the social and exercise services and support to children in
calendar. Locals are invited to run (or walk) either 2km or 5km through need - The Pyjama Foundation (which
the streets of Longueville. offers a learning-based mentoring
program free to children in foster care)
Encouraging community, family, fun The breakfast market will include the and KYDS (helping young people
and a healthy lifestyle for everyone, popular BBQ stall with bacon and egg with anxiety, bullying, depression,
participants are encouraged to dress rolls and sausages, a coffee cart from family and relationship problems, risky
up - dogs are also welcome in wave 2 of Jack and Co plus more. Four Frogs behaviours and self-harm). Remaining
the 2km event. Creperie Lane Cove will also join this proceeds go towards providing facilities
year, making fresh crepes for hungry and equipment for the teachers and
Date: Sunday 9th September runners. students at Lane Cove Public School.

Time: 7:30am for the 5km event Unlike previous years, there is no 10km Young Australian athlete Beth Croft
8:30am for the 2km event event for 2018, though organisers will be there to participate. Beth does
are working with Council to assess a great job in the lead up to the event
Place: Starting and finishing point possible alternative routes so that it can encouraging younger runners.
is Kingsford Smith Oval, potentially be resumed in 2019.
Longueville. “The Lane Cove Fun Run is one of
Sponsorship and race fees go towards my favourite races on the calendar,”
The atmosphere at Kingsford Smith oval event costs such as the cost of extensive says Beth. “It is unrivalled in the way it
before and after the event is always road closures, safety staff, St John’s brings together so many residents and
great. Runners are encouraged to stay Ambulance, official race timing and businesses from the community for such
afterwards to meet up with friends race bibs. a great event. Everyone is so supportive
and neighbours, to meet the local of each other and it is fantastic to see
community business sponsors at their The Lane Cove Fun Run also supports so many people of all ages taking part.
stalls and enjoy the breakfast market. local charities, donating 10% of the I thoroughly enjoy the event, not just
event profits, plus collecting direct for the challenging course, but for the
cheering crowd and the awesome
social atmosphere after the race, not to
mention the BBQ!” 

Sponsors of the Lane Cove Fun Run include
Lane Cove Orthodontics, The Alcott, The Foot
Group, Fit Lane Cove, Janet Brandt-Sarif
Physio, Apple Dental, Lane Cove Chiropractic,
ProHealth Physio, McGrath, The Althlete’s Foot
- Chatswood and Four Frogs Creperie.


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The Alcott
opens its doors

After much anticipation, The Alcott has joined
the food scene in Lane Cove, with many locals

attending the launch function in July.

Already proving itself as a popular Richard Slarp,
destination, for many it’s the first time Head Chef at
they’ve stepped foot into the building The Alcott
in Birdwood Avenue, which had been
the home of the Lane Cove Club for helps to make Lane Cove more of a
over 60 years. destination.
“Lane Cove has so much potential. I
The venue has had a radical hadn’t visited the area for a long time,
transformation with a stylish fitout that so I was surprised to see how much it
offers a range of different areas to eat, had changed and the focus towards
drink and catch up with friends. improving it.”
Richard has designed a menu with a
Now part of the NORTHS (North Sydney Mediterranean influence, and the dishes
Leagues Club) stable, which also are designed for sharing. Think smoky
operates the Greens in North Sydney, chargrilled eggplant with pomegranate;
The Alcott has a great vibe. Lounge charred calamari with fennel and rocket;
areas merge with booths, tables and twice cooked lamb ribs with coriander
bar areas. With a 200-seat restaurant, and sumac; and Hiramasa kingfish with
there is also a separate function space beetroot labne.
upstairs which can be hired out for
private functions.

Richard Slarp is Head Chef and he
oversees a team of ten chefs working
across two kitchens. Richard has an
impressive resume which includes
time spent at Sake, Est, Slip Inn and
Aria Catering.

“The Alcott is a great addition to the
food scene here. It provides locals with
another choice for eating out and

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The Spritz Bar is also proving very
popular. Modelled from a popular trend
in Europe, this dedicated bar serves
seasonal cocktails including enticing
combinations of spirits and bubbles
mixed with ingredients like elderflower,
grapefruit and lychee.

The Alcott also has a full entertainment
line-up, with artists playing for Sunday
sessions, together with trivia nights,
comedy nights and art workshops.

As part of a not-for-profit organisation,
The Alcott will be looking to support
local groups and give back to the local
community. 

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12pm – 2.30pm & 5pm – 9pm
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What's in a number? I'll tell you! FIVE is TO ENTER “You’re the cat’s pajamas,” she began,
my favourite number. Why? Two fives Email your story with your name, “but even more. You’re also its little
in my birth year and my life number is night hat - the type worn in a Dickens
five. Major life transformations have address and phone number to novel. You’re the cat’s travel toothbrush
happened at ages that add up to five. [email protected] that it packs in a tiny plastic container.
Leaving the UK for a new life in Sydney I would even go as far as to say you’re
at fourteen, one and four add up to five. CONDITIONS the cat’s fluffy slippers and warming
Beginning my business at thirty-two, Stories must be exactly 100 words robe it casts on casually after it takes a
three and two add up to five. I met my about any subject and in any writing shower!”
husband at forty-one, four and one style. They must be original and He smiled.
adds up to five and he's five years older “In what way?” he asked, fishing for
than me, and guess what number is our unpublished. There is no limit further pleasantries and affirmation of
house on our street? Yep it's FIVE! to the number of stories that you his importance in her world.
“In that you’re completely unnecessary,”
Maria Karambelas contribute during the year. she replied. “Cat’s don’t need any of that
Greenwich Each month, selected entries will be junk in their life. We’re breaking up.”
published in TVO. At the end of the
Lana looked at the other woman on year, all entries will be judged based Troy Graham
the bus, with the screaming, squirming on their originality and creativity. Lane Cove
child. She shook her head sadly, THREE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE
thinking about mothers giving birth to Cara’s text was ambiguous: ‘Stop
babies they can’t handle; while she was A $50 BURNS BAY BOOKERY calling. Cu @ home at 5 on Sat.’
struggling with IVF, putting strain on her VOUCHER. I cycled towards home. I’d been away,
body, spirit and marriage. ‘couch-surfing’. I had to leave to clear
Lana sighed. My son wanders into the garden to my head, having blown the rent on the
The other woman caught a glimpse of catch some sunshine and heads straight pokies. On Diamonds Deluxe! Again!
Lana; similar age but definitely more for the sandpit down the back. Twenty Cara will take me back. We’re so good
sophisticated looking. She smiled tiredly minutes later I look out. No sign of him. together.
at her autistic son. She loved him dearly. Our backyard is vast, the back fence in It was almost 5 as I coasted into Howell
Yet, on days like these, she looked at tatters, a haunting forest smothers the Place. I first saw the smoke in our yard,
people like Lana and was jealous at how area beyond. Has he roamed too far? then the fire. What the…?
in control of their life they seemed to be. “Son?” I yell in panic. Nothing. “SON?” I spotted my golf bag, my clothes, and
The other woman sighed. I scream. Silence, just the echo of my my books. All up in flames.
terrified calls rebound off the forest My phone vibrated. It was a text, from
Stephanie Bugeja walls. A rustling in the bushes catches Cara: ‘Game over, player 1.’
Lane Cove my gaze. Suddenly, a little white face
emerges, a big, juicy lizard hanging from Anthony Lane
It was a bright sunny day as we took its mouth like a tongue. It was son! Lane Cove
off from Camden airfield in our little
Cessna. We climbed steadily to 8000 Courtney Gibson Every day the marketer returns to his
feet and by this time a faint mist could Riverview lonely shop, over and over nobody
be seen below. We jumped out and comes. Is it because it’s in his dreams
immediately realised the mist was really “See ya.” “Where you going?” or is it just an illusion, the questions
rain. From above, the earth looked “Swimming, be home before dark”. are like ringing bells playing round and
dark. The raindrops were racing up Swimming in Berrys Bay baths, dozens round. The marketer is crazy some say
at us like silver bullets. It was quite of kids, not a parent in sight. Diving and others, well they say he’s a man
painful and I was becoming soaked. I off the roof of the shed into three foot with no soul. Why is there no customers
opened the parachute and suddenly I of water, boats being antifouled with you ask? Well that is to be discovered.
was falling slower than the raindrops. lead based paint right alongside the One day his eyes opened, he breathes
It was strange to look out and see the baths. Huge inner tubes from trucks, heavily as he sets up for the sorrowful
raindrops falling ever so slowly beside great fun. Swimming outside the baths. day ahead. A customer appears out of
the parachute. Broken oyster shells everywhere, just the blue. Why you say? Maybe you need
watch your step. No ohs, no helicopter to discover it yourself.
Grahame Wilson parents, no canteen, no bottled water.
Riverview WHAT! No hats, no shoes, just speedos Monique Abacum
and a towel. No laptops, no mobile Lane Cove
phones. How did we all survive, but
survive we did!

James Strickland

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YOUR TRAVEL and like Princess Diana and all famous
people who die young, they became
Carpe Diem immortalised as much for what they did
and for what they might have done, had
Life, love, the desire to help, to be a good fellow citizen there been more time.
and to be at one with others
However not all are so lucky. At Oak
as we journey life’s byways here or overseas Plantation, an antebellum mansion in
is surely what we all seek. the style of Gone with the Wind, the
slaves who worked the fields to ensure
For a multitude of reasons, the spectre of death has not been far the prosperity of their masters and
from my mind of late. And possibly yours too. We’ve all just been mistresses have their births and deaths
treated to the miracle that was the cave rescue in Thailand and how recorded by a single first name. Here
great was our jubilation and relief when the last team member - the today, gone tomorrow, just another
coach - was brought out. (human) widget perhaps. I hope not.
That history records their fortitude, their
Words by humanity that the multinational rescue stoicism, their achievements in the face
effort demonstrated. If there is one of all odds, and inspires we who have so
Adrienne Witteman thing that social media and advances much more to improve our world.
MANAGING DIRECTOR in telecommunications have brought
Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre us, it is the sense of immediacy and Those who gave their lives for kin and closeness to the drama of major events country are justifiably honoured and
as they unfold. The precariousness of almost celebrated, often anonymously.
As a parent and sibling myself, how life is never more obvious when we feel War is horrid yet each country with
could I not feel for the mothers and ourselves there, in the moment. war dead rightfully acknowledges the
fathers, brothers and sisters, and many via a Memorial to the Unknown
school friends too, of the Wild Boars? In April I cruised on the Mississippi River, Soldier. Again, in southern American the
Life seemed to hang in the balance, bookended by stays in Memphis and Civil War graveyards provide a sombre
especially when one of the SEALs died. New Orleans. In Memphis I revisited reminder of how fleeting life can be but
It really did sheet home to everyone Gracelands, the former home and now clothed in green, with spring flowers
what a dangerous mission this was. memorial resting place of Elvis. This abundant, they remind us of the rebirth
If we were not already convinced, we very same city was the scene of Martin of hope, of renewal.
were now. Luther King’s assassination fifty years
ago on April 04, 1968. MLK’s life and Macabre it might seem to some but
Collectively we felt in awe of the result, work is celebrated, very poignantly, there is much in travel that focuses on
with gratitude for the skills and sense of at the National Civil Rights Museum death, or rather has death as a sub-
at the Lorraine Motel and I revisited theme. David, my fellow Trendsetter
here too. Both men died way too early, director, has a passion for military history
and runs small, specialised Military
History tours which explore the theatre
of war, and by association, death.
They’re not for everyone, but those
passionate for this niche love them.

And how often have you read that a
cemetery visit is on the must-do list?
Diana’s crypt at Althorp; Karl Marx (and
recently George Michael) at Highgate
Cemetery in London; Oscar Wilde,
Chopin and Edith Piaf at Pere Lachaise
in Paris; Eva Peron at in Recoleta
cemetery in Buenos Aires…

Rest in peace is what we say but not
necessarily what we allow those whose
resting places we seek to visit.

For me, the great story in July however
was that what might have become a
cemetery did not. The caves of Chiang
Rai will become a tourist hotspot for
celebrating all that is good in this world.

Life, love, the desire to help, to be a
good fellow citizen and to be at one with
others as we journey life’s byways here
or overseas is surely what we all seek.
Each day we are given the chance to
start anew, to share with and learn from
others at home or abroad. Life is short –
let’s make the most of it and get out and
explore our world. 

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Greenwich park named 2065
after community minded local

Mary Carlson Park in Greenwich was The unveiling of Mary Carlson Park in 1999 Mary devoted her life to the service of
named for an outstanding woman, her (The Village Observer, Jan/Feb 2000, p.39) others and had a lifelong commitment
contributions to the community and to the Greenwich community
her family’s long connection to the The four terrace houses (16-22 St Lawrence Street, where her warmth, generosity and
Greenwich area. Greenwich) built by Bridget Carlson between 1893-97, welcoming nature endeared her to
photographed in 1973 by A.R. Ford. (Courtesy D. Ford) all. She was an active and devout
The park, originally part of Greenwich parishioner at Our Lady of Dolours
Point Reserve, was re-named in 1999 Bridget was a pioneering woman of Catholic Church, Greenwich, and
following a petition by local citizens to the district. While she rented out her tireless worker for St Vincent de Paul
Lane Cove Council. extra cottages, she also worked as a Society. Mary was also a foundation
laundress to support her children. A member and committee member
Robina Mary Carlson (known as Mary) devout Catholic family, they would of the Greenwich Senior Citizen
was a granddaughter of Greenwich regularly walk across the log bridge at Centre for many years. She assisted
pioneers, Frederick and Bridget Wollstonecraft to attend mass at North with history and photographs when
Carlson. Sydney and the children crossed the the Local Studies collection was
river to attend school at St Augustine’s established at Lane Cove Library
Frederick Carlson was an able bodied in Balmain. Bridget was one of the 306 during the 1980s. Outside the local
seaman of Swedish origins. He signatories to the second petition for area she was a regular visitor at Sydney
arrived in Sydney on the Africana in local self-government in 1893, which Hospital and helped with Meals on
1866 about age 22. The family legend resulted in the establishment of the Wheels in the city.
recalled he ran away to sea to avoid an Lane Cove Municipality in 1895.
arranged marriage, and his parents Frederick and Bridget’s Mary died in 1997, aged 96, having
were said to be wealthy ship owners granddaughter, Mary Carlson (Robina occupied one of the St Lawrence Street
plying the route from Sweden to Mary), the daughter of George and terraces all her life. Her funeral service
America. Robina, was born at Greenwich in was held at Our Lady of Dolours
1901. Mary was only seven when her Church, Greenwich and she was
In 1869 Frederick married Bridget mother died and she was subsequently buried at Macquarie Park Cemetery.
Mary Kennelly, an Irish immigrant, raised with the assistance of her uncle
and they settled in Balmain where and aunt, William and Amelia Carlson. Following Mary’s death, the Greenwich
their first son was born in 1870. By the Following their death, Mary took over community petitioned Council to
time their second son arrived in 1873, their terrace at 22 St Lawrence Street, identify a patch of parkland by naming
they were living at Greenwich, settling where she lived for the remainder of it in her honour. The park is situated
in a stone cottage in St Lawrence Street her life. at Greenwich Point overlooking the
(which was sometimes known as St bay where her grandfather regularly
Leonards Street between 1879-1898). moored his ship’s dingy. It was
Frederick owned two sailing ships that officially named Mary Carlson Park by
carried goods from Balmain to as far Lane Cove Mayor, Anthony Roberts, on
as Newcastle. The 1879 and 1880 Sands 19th December 1999. 
Directory lists him as a shipwright in St
Leonards Street, Greenwich. Lane Cove Library actively
collects stories, documents and
In June 1880, tragedy struck when a
fire broke out at the family’s cottage. photographs about people
Frederick injured his leg when he and places within the
fell from the roof while trying to
douse the flames. His wound became municipality of Lane Cove.
gangrenous and he died a week later If you have some memories to
at the age of 33. Bridget, widowed share, we’d love to hear from you.
with four young sons and a daughter, Please contact Local Studies
initially returned to Balmain before re-
establishing her family in Greenwich, on 9911 3637 or visit the
where she owned three cottages. In Library catalogue
1893 she built two of the terrace houses
in St Lawrence Street, adding the next
two in 1897. She had planned to build a to contribute to the
fifth one, one for each of her children,
but it was not built by the time of her Lane Cove: On the Street Where
death in 1902. You Live! database.

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POWERS OF and severally (either making decisions estate or exercise any other rights that
ATTORNEY together or individually). you have while you continue to have the
mental capacity to do so.
Choosing the best person for the job Whilst partners and adult children
are commonly appointed, trusted Anything your attorney does for you
A power of attorney is a legal document friends, siblings, grandchildren, nieces under this power, as long as it is legal,
made by one person that allows another or nephews may also be appropriate. is binding on you. Restrictions and
person to act on the first person’s In making your decision, you should conditions can, however, be placed on
behalf in respect of their money, bank consider qualities such as the ability to your attorney’s powers and you can
accounts, shares, real estate and manage financial and property-related choose when it comes into effect.
other assets. matters, availability and
physical proximity. Don’t put it off
A General Power of Attorney is usually
for a short-term appointment, say if you If no family member is suitable or You never know what the future may
are going into hospital or on an overseas available, an independent third party bring. Although mental incapacity
trip. It ceases to have effect if you lose such as the NSW Trustee & Guardian, may not be a foreseeable issue, you
your mental capacity. An Enduring a trustee company or a professional might regularly travel overseas, require
Power of Attorney is for a lifetime such as a solicitor or accountant can be major surgery or simply do not wish to
appointment and will still operate in the appointed, but they will be entitled to personally manage aspects of your
case of mental incapacity. In both cases, charge for these services. affairs. If you don’t have a Power of
the Power of Attorney will only cover Attorney in place and subsequently lose
your financial affairs and only operates With great power comes great capacity, there will be nobody with legal
while you are alive. responsibility authority to manage or make decisions
about your property and finances. A
Who to choose as your attorney ‘Inheritance impatience’ is a driver of court application for the appointment
elder financial abuse and often occurs of a financial manager may need to be
An attorney can do anything with your when family members misuse their made, who may not necessarily be the
property and money that you are able powers in their role as attorney. Your person you would have chosen. 
to do, so it is important that you choose attorney must always act honestly and
someone you can trust. You can appoint avoid conflicts between their interests Words by
more than one person and can specify and yours. They must keep your money
whether the attorneys must act jointly and property separate from their own Renée Stevens I Lawyer I SRM LAWYERS
(making all decisions together) or jointly and act in your interests at all times. 1/102-104 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove
Having a Power of Attorney in place 9188 9631 I
does not mean that you lose your right
to operate bank accounts, deal with real

Are your kid’s toys lying around unused? Date: Saturday 11 August
Do you have a musical instrument Time: Check in at 11:00am – 12:00 noon
gathering dust or sporting apparel Swap: 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
that your children have outgrown Location: Lane Cove Plaza
or didn't ever use? Items suitable for ages 7 – 15 years

Swap them for something 'new'! RSVP at

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Lane Cove and Hunters Hill are often described as beautiful, leafy and affluent suburbs.
But behind some of those grand exteriors and down the bottom of some roads and
streets there are many people living in circumstances far from beautiful or affluent.

Here at Sydney Community Services we heat their house or unit. Often some behind the veneer of affluence, there
have stopped being shocked when we of our older pensioners are in private are always people “doing it tough.”
find the dire situations some people face rented accommodation where the rent
every day. takes up to 90% of their pension. Just What can you do to help? We have one
finding enough money to eat is difficult very kind local benefactor who donates
Hoarding and squalor are not very and there are a number of Lane Cove a monthly amount, but that is already
nice words, but more houses and residents who we help out with meals on completely allocated each month.
apartments than you may think include wheels at no charge. We are also able Could you offer a regular sum? Or even
rooms where it is impossible to enter to offer occasional support for bills or just a once off contribution? We are a
and defy description. No one sets out to a supermarket gift card. But we don’t registered charity and all donations are
live that way and it creeps up on them. have any funding for this and we rely on tax deductable.
Embarrassed, they are reluctant to kind donations from local people.
allow people to enter their houses - by You could also consider leaving us
the time we go in, it is often at I’m on the Board of Pottery Gardens, something in your Will.
breaking point. a unique special block of affordable
housing units built 50 years ago Please ring me on 9427 6425 if you’d
Other people are just scraping by, using funds from Federal and State like to discuss how to support us and
unable to afford to eat properly or Governments and Lane Cove Council. your local community.
Rents are just 25% of the pension
and the units, though small, are well Did you know that The
maintained and situated in the centre of Village Observer is owned by
Lane Cove. There is always a waiting list our associated Foundation?
of applicants, all with compelling stories All profits support our work,
of need and close links to Lane Cove. so just by reading this and
supporting our advertisers
In our Hunters Hill office, we have (and telling them you read
cupboards of essential food items which about them here) is another
we can offer to those unable to afford way of assisting us.
a meal. Sometimes this is a family who
has unexpectedly lost employment and
need something to tide them over to the
next job or payday. This is food donated
by local groups who understand that

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life' s


TIME & DATE: VENUE: BOOK NOW: Plastic Fantastic

Getting better at remembering your
reusable bags yet? By Liz Foster.

It takes 21 days to form a new habit, in this case, taking your
bags with you. But if you're shopping every three days, say, the
whole thing blows out to 63 days - a good two months in other
words. So we still have a way to go.

FreFe HreisetorHy Tiaslktory Talk I don't miss the old grey plastic bags though. They only hold
three or four items at once, so you look like a mobile rubbish
dump. Canned goods always settle on top of bread, firing at
your feet like rubber bullets when you open the boot. Fizzy
drinks turn flat and roll under the back seat, sometimes lost for
weeks. Sure, you can reuse them as bin bags, but who doesn't
have a plastic bag full of plastic bags under their sink?

119t9hthCeCnetnurtuy rEyntErneptrreepnreeunrseurs Dispensing with plastic bags is a great idea, but what about
all the plastic still left in the store? Wrapped fruit, prepacked
and theairnImdptFahcteroienr EeImconpHoamicisct DoteonverlEoypcmoeTnnotaimnlAkicustralia veggies, the clear window in the pasta box? The bags still

Free History TalkD19etvhelCopemnteunrtyinEnAtursetprarelinaeurs freely available for bagging your single onion?

anDd1eth9veetlihaornpImdCmpteehannectitrtiunoImnrApyEuacscEottrnnaoolntimarEeiccporneonmeicurs Plastic bags have been banned in the UK for years. People
routinely cart teetering towers of boxes, milk crates and
hessian bags to the supermarket. Six months after introducing

Development in Australia a 5p (about 12cents) charge, plastic bag usage in England

dropped from 7 billion to 500 million.

Over here, states like South Australia have also legislated

the ban: like the UK, people just had to get used to it. But in

NSW, it's retailer driven. Coles and Woollies had to temporarily

reinstate free bags when staff were abused. Consumers felt

they were in breach of their 'psychological contract'. But the

Drafting Sheep, Canonbar Station. backflip made things worse.

(Courtesy Mitchell Libr(Caroyu,rStetsayteM(CLioticubhrrteeasllryyLMiobitcrfhaNerlylSL,WibSrtaaPrytXe, SDLtai5bter4La6irby/raIorEyf9oN2f NS8SW6W51)PPXXDD54564/I6E/9I2E8962518)651) Pre-ban, the 'contract' was along the lines of “I'll shop at

AA nnuummbebreorfoAinwfntehuwelml-eebkclenlor-onokowfmnwnieocl1lwd-9kennvtohewl1oc9npetm1nh9ettnuhctrecoyenf(nAeCttouunuusrtryrttrereeaysynlpiMeatrrientetchphntreroreelluneLugiebprhuasrrrbyse,poSpntlhtalaaettyeyhueeLeidbrdirrasagrayevponivtflaeNailtrSaayrWolellerdPoXlDe546/IE928651) your store and you'll bag my shopping into your own bags”.
biLAspbFLanuuualaouevtcdsinhtxrirhiohtneasefawaeuantleCissxdihccrtso,eiTeoos.Crvo.hinlreeSpTooh’egbAHstLmtmhsiahuuuunrleeeeerocadsaaiacnxhliyodttwsrrnaeiwetheaedolniosvMnissardneneccesCeainTavslo.coRreolhldeorlpShpacoitubmlie,wcmtoLonsuudrLiAbsAehtJnpaadaanoupuunleostensrmrnatcsdittoihoeipxuhdahioMeroannenamenmrhnwfdnaesno,,meneCAibdissdrlcBaFcTateistsHuei,oTLoncr.ressaonroiJoahndvataonoiSdptrfonomonerfahprhemetmfAepwlu’hSansrnrisaaaCaoiiuveucEcexlFaetsrlooaopsei,ltrdoacnl-ttnvMwtikdalteniaCthcterrdhonndvfsoaten’aarohsadeaiproisaalxrtwllioanop,cRoL,nlam,sipnwiuJtrpaCndcdtAilosuTlmntnca1eehpeshsherll9hJahesRhncsenrpCttarnCaihhloiloluuoxFcCeattneorurschiasmnLoadstvooeedragitsfueorCunhrnrwffAHih.’ladartstotepddsouuoAxTpswaH.opbsrt,hoehheyhTpuwrtiaMCocreonriwehreearnashlt,msnreenlhalyo,StiaeeRiTayteptTrrcnrttrtmoiit.letuoitcaenunihhttpramamh.secl,scrhearnaionnlueCulJadEirruurindorEddptolgtsoJeddletgwhlaHh.CJuedhadepyeTpranrCbene,sdmrehinrodncrreopdt,ee,mehyalinTuanrttloitayenhgamelcnenhdliudrEadglJdeevCednitrae,mlraerolnle Shoppers were happy to support a greener future, but
tHHheeeaadrrellovocecalaollphhmiLissettaoonnrrtiiaeoanfn,CA,BBuorsrHtihaivteaernaaendrlSeilSaoLvccceoaialoobltntpthtdrmidsdaetaiosinrsrctlicyaioutuntfsl,sAessBurctstihahtlroneaeslSiraercooroalltnetetoddtthaihhsecleoiusttmsesleesmectmh.loeesneeronrplteolpatlhhayeoyemsdeeedm.ineinn played in pervasive in-store plastic remained. And the supermarkets
saved on their bag cost as well as charging customers. There's
been a lot of venting on social media.

Consumers don't mind a contract shift, but both the
environment and their back pocket is still suffering.

ML6LV6th:a:Eae1o1n5dNneepn5UvempeCdElooCma:p-vmyoB6M8ee:-:ovonL013ot8n5i0ebokSpd:pfri0LmAamnaeu0yrigpsLB6Mby-tps3Ir:ato8rao1mIenB9Sl:aon5i0a9eMomekprd01aopiyCmaopnn1bktydnomgei3e-nadvms368grleai39bSt:syt04L9lee9e301irpc9bp1Slot1rmee1sa3epm3r6rty6t3beo34meh4orbmeer. Environmental causes are notorious damp squibs - we all
know it's the right thing to do, but don't make us pay for it (I'm
looking at you, Julia Gillard).

The Bag Share bins in Lane Cove finally have their day, but
good luck finding a bag in one these days. Best you try and

Bookings 9911 3634 remember your own - much easier in the long run. 

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Sharing spaces LANE COVE:

With over 3000 dogs • Labrador and
registered with Lane Cove Golden Retriever
Council, our open spaces
are being utilised now more • Maltese
than ever to exercise and • Cavoodle
socialise our canine friends. • Cavalier King
For dog owners, it is really
important that they respect Charles Spaniel
and comply with rules • Jack Russell
around whether public
spaces are designated as There is no
either on or off leash. bushland in
Lane Cove where
you are allowed
to take your dog

off leash

According to Council, the demand for access to time in the bush and usually there are no issues as they have
both on leash and off leash areas at our sports them on a lead. However, occasionally we see dogs running
grounds and open space areas is ever increasing. off leash, generally ahead of their owner so that the owner
Our local parks also attract residents of other isn’t aware what they’re up to – whether they are going off the
localities who bring their dogs to Lane Cove for designated tracks and chasing wildlife or going to the toilet
exercise and recreation. which we may later step or kneel in as we work.”

There are currently 17 different parks and reserves across the Ian says that the Lane Cove bushland is home to a wide
Lane Cove LGA where people are allowed to take their dog off array of ground dwelling birds and reptiles including bower
leash (see for full details). birds, turkeys, wrens, ducks, skinks, water dragons and even
echidnas which can be disrupted by dogs who run through
Outside of these areas, dogs are required to be on a leash, the bush away from the main tracks. Even the dog’s scent can
with fines for dog owners that do not comply. Various penalties discourage native wildlife to use an area for their habitat or
apply, but generally as per s12A (1) of the Companion food source.
Animals Act, there is a $220 fine where a dog is Not Under
Effective Control, ie. not on a leash or secured. Additional risks of letting dogs off lead in bushland include
an increased chance of them picking up ticks, or eating fox
Lane Cove Council’s 2018/19 Operational and Delivery Plan droppings which can spread disease. Dogs can also disperse
outlines a commitment to improve some existing spaces and weed seeds that become stuck to their coat when running
that it also intends to consult with the community about any through the bush.
new identified spaces that may be possible to convert to off-
leash areas in the future. “There is no bushland in Lane Cove where you are allowed
to take your dog off leash and this rule exists for very good
Can I let my dog off leash in bushland? reason. Fortunately, most dog walkers adhere to the rules,”
says Ian.
The short answer is no. Although the bush tracks throughout
Lane Cove are a great place to exercise our dogs, they must Owners exercising their dog in shared use parks such as sports
be on a lead. fields or off leash areas need to take responsibility to avoid any
likelihood of their dog reacting to other users.
Ian Partridge has been a local bushcare volunteer for over 20
years and says that there are several issues associated with On average, Council formally deals with up to 4 or 5 dog
dog owners allowing their animals to run free. attack/ dog rushing matters each year. Off leash or nuisance
dogs can be reported to Council via the Snap Send Solve app,
“We see people either walking or running with their dogs all the which will enable them to actively deal with dog owners who
don’t do the right thing. 
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There goes the neighbourhood…
and it’s getting worse!


The 2011 Census showed that nearly half our occupied dwellings (43.6%) were flats,
units or apartments. Now comes the push for more medium density with the State
Government’s little treat for the developers - Complying Development.

The Government’s new Low Rise Complying development means that if Fast track development is not
Medium Density Code came into force your proposal meets the criteria, you can concerned about environment or
in July and provides fast track complying go ahead and build - you must notify amenity; the first casualties are the trees
development for “one or two storey your neighbours but they can’t object. and backyards that make us ‘leafy Lane
dual occupancy.” That means terrace Problems occur when people build Cove.’ The unprotected units become
houses, town houses and manor houses, something different (higher, closer to hotboxes requiring air conditioning and
permitted only in areas where Council’s the boundary etc), or if the new house clothes driers because the buildings and
Local Environmental Plans (LEP) allow blocks neighbours’ sunlight or overlooks garages take the whole site, leaving no
medium density development. the back garden. Once the neighbours room for clothes lines, trees or gardens.
realise, it’s too late and it’s very rare for a
The new Code could have had serious Court to rule against them. While most of us might prefer medium,
impacts on Lane Cove’s low density rather than still more high-density
residential neighbourhoods (R2) had Medium density complying development development in Lane Cove, it’s possible
Planning Minister Roberts not granted brings all these risks, but on a larger that the new Low Rise Medium Density
Council an exemption, but only until scale. If developers consolidate land, Code is a stalking horse for the next
the very lengthy government ‘Gateway they might build twenty or so terrace or phase where apartment buildings up
process’ to amend our LEP is negotiated manor houses in a single street. We will to eight or ten stories will be declared
(as Lane Cove had historically permitted lose even more single dwelling houses, ‘medium density’ and their developers
single storey villas in its R2 zone). trees and vegetation, so neighbourhoods will want to be included in the
will change. Complying Development Code.
Of much more concern is complying
development itself. This was initially a The purpose of complying development The only thing that can put the brakes
strategy to allow people to build truly is to provide a swift, smooth, cheaper on this is people power. It’s up to you to
low impact development - a backyard path for development and Sydney’s tell our politicians that we don’t want
barbecue or replace a side fence rapidly growing population. Suburbs like our suburbs destroyed by excessive
etc. - so not to use valuable Council Lane Cove are targeted because we are development. 
time or residents’ money. Complying close to the city and major job hubs like
development for single dwelling houses Macquarie Park. It allows developers to Words by
was introduced some time ago. The proceed without the drain of neighbour
rationale seemed to be that replacing or community objections that may Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society
the family home was low impact so require negotiation or modification
‘mums and dads’ needn’t waste money to plans.
on a development application.

Are your kids dreaming about something new?

Kids are encouraged to sort through their unwanted toys and recycle
them at the My Kids Market being held at St Ignatius College in August.

“This year we have seen an increase in the number of kids
hosting stalls with their parents to make some money to buy
a prized toy or experience”.
Jennifer Harrison, My Kids Market organizer.
“The markets have always been a great way for parents to
clear out unwanted baby and children’s items, and make
some extra cash for the family at the same time.”

WHEN: Sunday 19 August, 9am - 12noon
WHERE: St Ignatius College, Riverview

Stalls at the market are $65. The event is held indoors and a table is provided.
For more information, contact Jennifer Harrison on 0410 481 633.

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What’s On:

Lane Cove


First Fridays: Jeans for Genes Day Friday 3 August,
3:30pm - 5:00pm. A free recycled denim workshop for kids. All events are free. Call 9911 3634 to book.
Lane Cove Festival Launch: Friday 10 August, 3:30pm -
6:00pm Expect an afternoon of fun Nature Games – Celebrating National Science Week:
and excitement featuring a dynamic Wednesday 15 August, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Get to know your
live performance by Lolo Lovina on local bush, animals, their homes and how to protect them, so
her Gypsy Caravan stage, creative you can be a game changer for nature!
workshops, face painting and loads of
exciting kids activities! After the launch, Author Talk - The Bulldog Track by Peter Phelps: Thursday
head over to Gallery Lane Cove from 16 August, 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This is the story of Tom Phelps
6:00pm for the Lane Cove Art Award. and the ‘other Kokoda Track’, a story that has never been
Saturday Sounds: Antoine Saturday 11 August, 10:00am - told. Seventy-five years later, Tom’s grandson, award-winning
12:00pm. actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing the unforgettable
Community Concert Series: Lane Cove Concert Band tale of resilience and survival.
Saturday 25 August, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Coffee Carnevale: Saturday 1 September, 9:00am - History Talk – Monash at The Battle of Hamel: Tuesday
3:00pm. Details: 21 August, 6:15pm – 8:00pm. Hear Robert Muscat,
Council member for the Military History Society of NSW
SUSTAINABILITY and member of the Australian Army Reserve discuss the
significance of Hamel and the role of John Monash.
Repair Cafe - Fix it on Father’s Day Sunday 2 September,
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Living and Learning Centre, 180 Author Talk – Fathers & Daughters by Madonna King:
Longueville Road. Come and learn how to get Dad’s Wednesday 29 August, 6:15pm – 7.30pm. The bestselling
beloved items working again. No bookings required. author of BEING 14 now tackles the complicated father/
BUSHCARE EVENTS daughter relationship.
Event bookings:
Weed and Native Plant Identification: Saturday 25 August, Thursday Tunes – A Celebration of the Musical: Thursday
1:00pm – 4:00pm. Pick up tips to distinguish between 30 August, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Local musician Graham
common weeds and their native look-alikes at this practical Ball will discuss the mainstream musical stages of the western
workshop. world, from the 18th Century to the present day.
Growing Native Wildflowers: Saturday 1 September,
9:00am - 12:00pm. Celebrate spring by learning to grow Volunteer Expo
some of Lane Cove’s most beautiful wildflowers from
cuttings. Apply your new skills at home to grow Grevillea Do you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start?
and other flowering shrubs for your garden. Hear from local community organisations such as Gallery
Threatened Species Day Guided Walk: Friday 7 Lane Cove + Creative Studios; Lane Cove Football Club;
September, 9:30am – 11:00am. Sydney Community Services; Sydney Wildlife Rescue;
and Council’s Bushcare Team. There is also a chance to
hear from the Centre for Volunteering and to mingle with
volunteer organisations after the presentations.

Monday 27 August, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
RSVP: 9911 3591 or email [email protected]

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

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Whats On Council TVO Events_August.indd 1


Councillor Pam Palmer, Mayor AUGUST 2018

P: 0431 959 980 E: [email protected]

It’s always busy when I pass the front desk in the foyer of the Civic Centre. This is because every day Council Did you know?
is responding to a large number of enquiries and service requests be it in person, on-site, over the phone
or by email. Over the next 12 months we will be upgrading our Customer Request Management System to • S everal Council employees
better handle all this information as well as introducing new resources to ensure a smoother service for all.
are, in a voluntary capacity,
This involves addressing the need for better communications and adherence to Council’s service standards registered Justices of the
through a Customer Concierge role. We have also planned to make some changes to the outdoor staff Peace (JP’s).
team to help when staff need to attend to emerging issues. Rather than interrupting our regular, scheduled
maintenance activities there will be dedicated resources to address urgent requests. Council will also help • R esidents can have their
to keep residents better informed with a new digital communications presence online to increase access to
important community information. documents witnessed by a
JP at the Civic Centre Monday
In addition to looking at what we can do better with our own processes, Council has identified the to Friday between 12:00pm
opportunity to connect local businesses with Service NSW to provide businesses with a one-stop shop to to 1:00pm.
streamline the processing of development applications for new restaurants, cafes and bars. Local residents,
community groups and visitors may have also started to use the new online facility booking system which • L ane Cove Library also has
provides increased access to your local facilities.
a JP service on Wednesday
I hope you will appreciate these improvements. As always, I look forward to your feedback. afternoons between
1pm to 3pm.
I look forward to seeing
What’s new this financial year • creating art from electronic waste; and you at the Lane Cove
Festival Launch on
In addition to the continuation of a range of • u pgrading the street light system to 10 August in the Plaza.
services, Council has earmarked a number of LED lights.
key infrastructure projects including: Latest Works
A new HarbourCare volunteer program is also
• Mindarie Park in Lane Cove North being promoted this year to help reduce litter • The new Plaza bandstand
along Lane Cove River.
• Upgrades to the grandstand and amenities at vinyl cover has been
Kingsford Smith Oval Armistice Grant installed.

• Planning for a replacement grandstand at Council has been successful in receiving • The boat ramp at Woodford
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre funding under the Armistice Centenary
Grants Program. A range of initiatives will be Bay has been replaced.
• Installing traffic signals at Tambourine Bay/ developed in the coming months to help mark
Burns Bay Road intersection the Armistice Centenary in November. • A new road surface is now

A range of new sustainability initiatives this complete in Eva Street and
year include: Eva Lane.

• installing solar panels on the roof of the • This month Council will
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre;
start to top-dress, aerate and
OUT & ABOUT IN LANE COVE fertilise ovals in preparation
for Summer sports.
Get gardening today Brush-turkeys
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It’s time to register your garden for the 2018 If you are trying to live harmoniously with
Lane Cove Garden Competition with entries brush-turkeys or are just interested in knowing
open until 10 September. Whether you have a more about them, join expert Ann Goeth,
small garden or balcony or are proud of your author of Mound Builders, for a closer look at
produce patch, there is a category for you! the unique life of the Australian Brushturkey.
Visit The workshop is on Thursday 16 August from
for details. 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
To book, please phone 9911 3583.
Ping Pong Tables get a face-lift
Carnevale is coming!
The ping pong tables at Helen Street Reserve
and Blackman Park have had their striking Coffee-lovers unite on 1 September when
artworks restored by local artist Kasia Jacquot. Lane Cove celebrates its coffee culture - visit
Both tables are free to use, simply bring along au/coffeecarnevale to
your own paddles and ball to enjoy a friendly get your fix of details about the big day.
game in the crisp winter air.


Trent Zimmerman, MP Anthony Roberts, MP

P: 9929 9822 P: 9817 4757
E: trent.zimm[email protected] E: [email protected]

Tax plan Local character - the key to good
The Turnbull government seven-year personal income tax
plan was recently legislated by Parliament. The plan started Much has been said about development in Sydney, with tens
1st July 2018 with support for low income earners and initial of billions being spent on infrastructure to accommodate
changes to address bracket creep. that development.

Step 2 of the plan will see further changes to tax brackets, It doesn’t matter if you are in the Shire or Penrith, or indeed,
while the final step will see the 37 per cent tax bracket in my own electorate of Lane Cove, people are proud of
abolished. This will mean that 94 per cent of Australians will their local area. They feel connected to it, they belong to
pay no more than 32.5 per cent tax. it and recently my Department held a symposium which
recognises that.
These reforms are designed to make personal taxes simpler
and fairer and are part of an overall plan to bring the budget It recognises that as our neighbourhoods are changing, as
back into surplus while increasing funding for essential we are growing, people are questioning the change. We don’t
services like Medicare, hospitals, schools and infrastructure. want to lose the soul and sense of our communities.

Solar communities grants At this symposium, which included council representatives
and planners from around NSW, we explored ways to respect
Congratulations to Hunters Hill Pre-School and the Hunters the characters of our local communities and at the same
Hill Club who have been awarded $10,240 and $12,500 time, be responsive to the changes before us with a rapidly
respectively under the Solar Communities Program. growing State. It’s why we are delivering on our promise
to include local character considerations in our planning
This federal government initiative was announced by the proposals, with new local character statements, some of
Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, which are already being prepared.
and delivers grants to community organisations wishing to
increase their use of solar power. It is designed to provide I have to say, this work of strengthening and preserving local
funding for community groups to install rooftop solar character is difficult, but it’s not impossible - and it is vital as
photovoltaic (PV), solar hot water and solar-connected battery well. The NSW Government wants to see development that
systems at their facility to reduce emissions, reduce their meets the needs of NSW and at the same time preserves
electricity costs and support renewable energy. local character.

Stronger communities and volunteer grants Not only must we accommodate growth – but our
neighbourhoods and streets must have a joy about them. It’s
Two important grant opportunities are about to open that one of the reasons I am so passionate about more parks and
could assist your local community organisation. richer tree canopies, because they deeply contribute to that
sense of joy.
The Stronger Communities Program provides grants for
eligible small capital projects that improve local community Our local communities should be a genuine expression
participation and contribute to vibrant and viable of what people value about their neighbourhood and that
communities. means the desired future character must be set with the
community. Local character needs to be considered as part
Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants from of strategic planning and when detailed plans for places are
$2,500 to $20,000 to add to funds that they already have for prepared.
their project.
This does not mean that new development cannot occur.
The Volunteer Grant Scheme provides small grants to Instead it means that a design-led approach needs to be
community organisations that rely on the support of implemented which builds on the valued characteristics of
volunteers. individual neighbourhoods and places.

Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 can be used towards the cost of As well, we are producing a Guideline on Local Character
essential items that help make the work of volunteers easier, - a toolkit for councils and communities. Our work on local
safer and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, character is about making it ‘tangible’. We want to equip
transport and background screening. councils and their communities with the tools to identify
what it is that we cherish about a community.
Applications open on 7th August and close on 12th October. If
you are interested in applying, contact Flynn McDermott in my Towards the end of this year, I will be releasing a book that
office on 9929 9822 or [email protected] so we can celebrates local character and all that we have learned from
provide an expression of interest form. the symposium. I am confident that this will allow us to
better collaborate across all aspects of planning to ensure
APPLICATIONS AND DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT that as our communities grow, they become better places.

Justice Of The Peace

My office offers JP services by appointment. If you require a
Justice of the Peace, please call 9929 9822 for assistance.

32 TVO AUGUST 2018

Councillor Mark A. Bennett NORTH SYDNEY
Federal Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman is
P: 9879 9415 organising the North Sydney Community Awards to mark
E: [email protected] the contribution and achievements of residents in the
North Sydney federal electorate.
Le Vesinet student welcome
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 27th
Hunter’s Hill Council recently welcomed eight French September at 6.00 pm at Norths in Cammeray and the guest
exchange students who are in Australia for six weeks to speaker and presenter is journalist Annabel Crabb.
experience life in Australia.
Hunters Hill has a friendship pact with the City of Le Vesinet “In this busy world it is important that we take time out to
in France and each year Australian students visit there for think of others. There are many people quietly working in our
six weeks. This program has been ongoing since 1991 and has area to help those in need or in support of the community”,
been a huge cultural and educational success on both sides Mr Zimmerman said.
of the world.
Plans to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Friendship Nominees may live or work (either professionally or
Pact includes a farewell dinner for the students. All past and voluntarily) in the North Sydney federal electorate. Award
present students and parents are invited to attend on August categories include:
9th at the Hunters Hill Club, Madeline Street, Hunters Hill.
Further information is available by contacting Gael Czinner • SPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
at [email protected] or RSVP through Recognising outstanding sporting performances and
contributions, nominees may be sportspeople or those that
Presentation of cheques work behind the scenes to assist local sporting organisations.

I had the distinct pleasure to present cheques to recipients • N ORTH SYDNEY COMMUNITY AWARD
from the 19th Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival. (GENERAL CATEGORY)
The Festival brings together the best of Sydney’s produce,
showcasing it to well over 8,000 attendees, and the money Nominees should be individuals who make an outstanding
raised goes to local organisations. contribution to assisting the local community, protecting
This year’s recipients included Sydney Community Services our local environment and heritage or supporting the
($22,000); Hunters Hill Ryde Men’s Shed ($3,000); Hunters Hill SES development of local businesses.
($2,500) and St John Ambulance Service ($2, 500). All recipients
worked with the committee to make this another successful • NORTH SYDNEY YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
event - one which certainly benefits the community.
Recognises outstanding service to the community over an
extended period by a young person up to the age of 25.

The Hunters Hill Quilt Show Trent Zimmerman and guest speaker, Geraldine Doogue, presenting Ada Belcher with the
North Sydney Older Person of the Year award at last year’s ceremony.
Since its inception in 1982, Hunters Hill Quilters has grown
to a membership of 65. The group meet each Thursday at • NORTH SYDNEY OLDER PERSON OF THE YEAR
Fairland Hall in Hunters Hill, aiming to enhance and further Recognises outstanding service to the community over an
develop the craft of patchwork and quilting, while using extended period by a person over the age of 65.
their skills to support the local community.
The group will be hosting a quilt show in the Hunters Hill Open to any local community group that is helping to make
Town Hall from August 9 -12th. Opening Night is Thursday our local area a better place.
9th at 7.00pm. A significant donation from this years’ The North Sydney Community Awards are a community
exhibition will go to Days for Girls and Ku-ring-gai celebration attended by state and local government
Women’s Shelter. representatives, community leaders and residents.
For nominations forms or to make an enquiry about the Awards, please
Over their 35 years of stitching, the group has contributed contact Trent Zimmerman’s office on 9929 9822. Nominations close
more than 1,500 quilts to local community projects and Friday 24th August 2018.
more than $190,000 to various local charities.
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with Karen Tam
WHEN: Saturday 4th August
Submissions are now open and young artists from 5 - 17 years are invited 10.30am - 3.30pm
to submit works of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
COST: $170 per person
Entries are due Friday 10th August.
This workshop will focus on exploring
Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on natural colour from flowers and
Wednesday 22nd August from 5.30pm. foliage and other ingredients like
turmeric and food waste. Students
The exhibition will continue until Saturday 1st September. will develop an understanding of
dyeing fabric samples and silk scarves
using basic shibori methods. Learn
how to bundle dye using flowers,
leaves and steam.

EXHIBITION 2018 with Sol Contardo

2018 marks the 55th year of Lane Cove Council’s Art Award, 3-DAY WORKSHOP
presented in partnership with Lane Cove Art Society.
WHEN: 10.00am - 1.00pm,
The exhibition features around 200 art works from Australian artists, Saturday 7th, 14th and
honouring creative talent across the nation. 21st August

Proceeds from the exhibition go to the Rotary Club of Lane Cove. COST: $250 per person
Across the two weeks, students will
Friday 10th August from 6.00pm (includes refreshments and catalogue) understand how to prepare, centre
EXHIBITION $2 ADMISSION: and throw clay, plus learn to turn
pots for glazing your bisqued pots.
Friday 10th - 18th August (includes catalogue) Materials and firings are included and
no previous experience is necessary.

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with Rafael Butron
LaVoce, a Lane Cove community choir, held its
2-DAY WORKSHOP first concert for the year in July to an enthusiastic
WHEN: 9.30am - 1.00pm, full house.
Tuesday 7th and Musical Director, Sarah de Jong, played her piano
Wednesday 8th August composition Under the Water, Under the Sea as
COST: $165 per person well as leading the choir in her two-part harmonies
of many show and popular favorites.
Students will learn the processes of solar plate etching, For the concluding two songs, the audience was
using the sun and water instead of traditional acids and strongly encouraged to sing along with the choir.
solvents to create unique prints. Rafael has been a painter This tactic was a thinly designed plot to encourage
and printmaker for over 30 years and has exhibited in solo more to join the choir given how much fun the
and group shows within Australia and internationally. members have, how good singing is for their
health, and the satisfaction of being a part of a
SCULPTURAL social network.
3D FELTING LaVoce’s next concert will be Making Whoopee in
with Denise Lithgow Lane Cove. It will be held in the Lane Cove Library
as part of the Lane Cove Festival on Thursday 13th
2-DAY WORKSHOP September at 6.30pm. If you are interested in
WHEN: 10.00am - 4.00pm, joining, contact Adrian Lee on
Saturday 11th and 0424 507 321 or at [email protected]
Sunday 12th August

Enthusiasm and imagination are the best ingredients to Would you like to dance as though no-one is
bring along to this workshop. Students will explore different watching? Then join in a series of exciting new guided
3D sculptural forms, colour, design and conceptions of dance routine classes which have been specially
artworks to design a range of felt vessels. This workshop is designed for people with dementia and their carers.
suitable for beginners through to experienced. Wearing wireless headphones, a music therapist and
exercise physiologist will guide people through the
CAST YOUR OWN dance, music and exercise program.
SILVER JEWELLERY 30 minute class with light refreshments.
with Bridget Kennedy WHEN: 10.30 – 11.30am, every Wednesday
from 5th – 26th September.
2-DAY WORKSHOP WHERE: Living and Learning Centre,
WHEN: 10.00am-1.00pm 180 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove. COST: Free
Sunday 19th August and TO BOOK: email [email protected]
10.00am - 12.00pm, or call 9911 3591.
Sunday 26th August This program is part of Dementia Awareness Month
COST: $150 per person in partnership with CCNB.

In this workshop, students will learn the skills to create a TVO AUGUST 2018 35
piece of jewellery of your own design using a variety of
wax working techniques, including carving and forming.
Students incorporate found materials to be cast in metal,
through to cleaning and polishing a ring to take home. No
previous experience required.

Words by

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
9428 4898 I


A feast for the eyes “Yes, I do work from life sometimes, but
the light changes there too.”
INFLUENCES THE ART OF KOBIE BOSCH, GUEST ARTIST AT Kobie never uses black, preferring to use
THE LANE COVE ART SOCIETY’S JUNE MEETING. a limited palette and mixing all colours
from complementaries.

“A black and white photo is a useful
tonal reference when deciding your
colour scheme,” says Kobie.

To help get perspective, Kobie uses a
see-through clock drawing to check
the angles. Dividing her support into
one-third squares helps with placement
of objects and shadows break up the
negative space. “I like it when an object
is cut by the image ‘frame’, suggesting
there is more outside the picture.”

Kobie always works on a toned
background, drawing in pastel and
then going over the lines with paint
so that the pastel can be wiped off.
Working in gloves, she puts her colours
(Phthalo Blue, French Ultramarine,
Yellow Ochre, Orange, Cadmium Yellow,
White and Burnt Sienna) on a sheet of
baking paper clipped to a board. She
uses linseed oil medium and Gamsol
odourless solvent.

Fascinated, Kobie’s audience watched
her applying the paint – a teal blue,
then the same colour with some white
in it, then an orange added to make a
neutral grey. An intermediate colour
between a light and a dark, rather than
blending the two. She puts orange into
Phthalo Blue to get a brownish green,
then adds Yellow Ochre. “Now for
the fruit…”

Inevitably, time runs out – Kobie will
finish the painting at home and we are
all looking forward to seeing it. Thank
you to Kobie for a delightful evening.

Words by For a still life, Kobie may use acrylics, NEXT MEETING
which have the advantage of working
Diana Hallowes fast. The drawback is that the paint Guest artist for the next meeting
Lane Cove Art Society I 0402 813 404 darkens and goes dull when it dries on Tuesday 28th August will and needs a coat of gloss. For the be Pamela Honeyfield. Pamela
demonstration painting, Kobie chose has been a finalist in numerous
Kobie, who grew up in South Africa, oils, which are slower but allowed her to Art Awards such as The Blake
loves drawing and works in a variety of blend and mould to her heart’s content Prize, The Paddington Art
mediums. She has a relaxed, humorous and they keep their colour and shine. Prize, NSW Parliament Plein
way of presenting her work, which Air and the Pro Hart Broken
delights her audience. Well prepared to show her process, Hill Outback Art Prize. She
Kobie put up a clipboard covered with also won the Gosford Regional
“Food, eating and conversation round photo references on easels together Gallery Art Prize in 2014 and
the table at dinner – I love that and I with a drawing on paper of her subject. again in 2015. Pamela’s work
think that is why I enjoy painting still life “Typical teacher – I used to teach attempts to capture the mood,
so much,” Kobie says. Maths!” Ready too was the square atmosphere and raw energy of
canvas, with background colour and places travelled and experienced.
“Bowls, glasses, fruit - the ordinary drawing already done. She relies on memory to recreate
objects that we see every day - are scenes and plays with colour to
fun to present in a different way. I get Kobie had chosen a variety of objects, entice the viewer and evoke a
a kick out of making forms look 3D on combining solid bowls with transparent response.
a flat surface. And the light changes glass and luscious fruit. When using a
everything.” photo reference, Kobie says that you
have to be careful that the light is shown
36 TVO AUGUST 2018 to be coming from the same direction.

Next to Normal THEATRE

Opens August 10th AUDITIONS

for Seussical Jr

8 years plus.
“A brave, breathtaking musical. No Director Kathryn Thomas has relished
show on Broadway makes for such a the experience to work with this cast Our annual children’s production
direct grab at the heart - or wrings it as and crew on this show. delves deep into the magical
thoroughly. It is something much more world of Dr Seuss. Horton the
than a feel-good musical: it is a feel- “I am incredibly honoured and humbled Elephant, the Cat in the Hat
everything musical.” to be directing my favourite musical of and all your favourite Dr. Seuss
Ben Brantley, The New York Times all time with my favourite community characters spring to life in a
theatre company, Lane Cove Theatre fantastical musical extravaganza
With powerful lyrics and an electrifying Company. from Tony-winners - Lynn Ahrens
score, this production shows how far and Stephen Flaherty. Ultimately,
two parents will go to keep themselves “Next to Normal is an incredibly the powers of friendship,
sane and their family’s secret world important piece of theatre, battling loyalty, family and community
intact. The winner of three Tony Awards social issues of mental health, grief are challenged and emerge
including Best Music and the 2010 and struggles within an externally triumphant in this unforgettable
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this award- conventional family unit. This show musical caper!
winning musical explores the issues teaches us what it is to lose a loved one,
of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in and how that burden can change your FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
modern psychiatry and the underbelly life forever. AND TO BOOK AN AUDITION
of suburban life. Considered one of the TIME, VISIT:
best musicals of the 21st century, this “I am a big believer in theatre being
sometimes dark, honest, funny and a catalyst for social change, and as a
brutally moving musical should not director, I am always drawn to shows Are you interested in becoming
be missed! that explore what it is to be human a member of the Lane Cove
and what it is to learn and grow from Theatre Company?
experience.” Enquiries lanecovetheatre@ or join our group
Next to Normal runs for eight performances only, or page on Facebook.
from Friday 10th - Saturday 25th August
VENUE: The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s 1 Christina Street, Longueville LANE COVE COUNCIL.
Words by

Lane Cove Theatre Company
0403 626 563

TVO AUGUST 2018 37

E N T B B H J M D MCENBTENBNIARL F FHOX D J R J L natural heritage and history combine.
G N IALPHA P P Q L H LLITTDLE L Z J G walk where an abundance of amazing
native plants are now in bloom and the
FiBnEdSTthese LaneBCEToAve Street nDOaRmReIsTTin the WMoOrRdRISCeEarch ocean and Sydney Harbour views are


BIRDWOOD CENTENNIAL FOX PENROSE Meet at 10am in the free carpark at
COBDEN HOWELL PHOENIX North Fort in North Head Sanctuary
BEDSETLTA Scenic Drive from Manly). Bring your own
EPPING PENROSE SUTHERLAND No cost involved, but for bookings or
FOX PHOENIX ZETA enquiries, contact Ron or Barbara Gornall
HOWELL on 9427 1125 or email

FORXIVER LITTLE ROSENTHAL Created by Puzzlemaker at Dis

KMeOeWpBinRgAYit in the FaSmEiVlyILbLyEPippa Kay TravelCs wreithamteydArbt ybyPMuiczhzaleel Rmubabkoer at DiscoveryEdu
WPeEdNnReOsSdEay 12th SeSpUteTmHEbReLr,A6N.D15 – 7.30pm
Thursday 20th September, 6.15 – 7.30pm
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gSraUnTdHfaEtRhLerArNeDunited with the first girl he kissed; and the
gZirEl wTAho loses her mother in the fog. Share the journey with Gogh retrospective in New York and everything changed.

Michael wrote the fictional story of a young girl who

the French tourist who finds family in Kyogle. Go back in goes back in the past to meet Vincent Van Gogh, and this

time and meet a barmaid and her grandmother who claim became the Emmy Award winning film ‘Vincent and Me’.

tmheeeytctahnegseutravwivaoyrsw–itahfamthuerrdearn.dGdoCafuorgrhewtaaerrdtseeinadrtcimhbienyganfPodruzzlemAVasanpkaGreotgorhf’atshttahtaDmt wiosevricee,onMeviecdeheardeylodnEetcdhideuesdccrteaoetpnia,oitnhntuts.hcsetao3r0tming

other survivors. another career as an artist. Michael’s book shares tales of

love and activism from behind the brush.

38 TVO AUGUST 2018

A stitch in time Karen Paull

Don’t miss the 18th biennial COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN
Hunters Hill Quilt Show
10am to 4.30pm, I am so relieved! Someone close to me has
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August. finally succeeded in finding a new job, away
$6 entry fee from a bullying boss. It’s so difficult when
someone in authority decides to abuse
OPENING NIGHT: 7.30 - 9.30pm, their power over you, as it is easily assumed
Thursday 9th August. that those with greater power also tell
$20 entry ticket the greater truth! Hence, they can block
your path out, enabling ongoing abuse.
Over three days, visitors are invited to browse, admire and critique the 60 exhibited unique quilts This situation repeats itself over and over,
made by members of the Hunters Hill Quilters group. Visitors can enjoy the quilt displays, buy from the school yard to our homes, places
original quilts, add to their sewing needs from the local quilt shop and enjoy tea, coffee and local, of employment to the nations. Bullies are
homemade goodies. amazingly good at couching their behaviour,
and they hone in on vulnerability.
Held in the historic Hunters Hill Town Hall, the official opening is on Thursday Sometimes they appear unaware of
9th August with the presentation of prizes by local artist, Robyn Ross. The show will the devastating effects of their actions,
then be open to the public from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August. although many clearly delight in the pain
The quilt show raffle provides an opportunity to win one of two quilts, both with very they cause others. It makes my blood boil!
different designs. ‘Castles in the Air’ is a very traditional quilt and ‘Going Round in
Circles’ is a bright contemporary design. Intervention by authorities usually
A new exhibition for 2018 will showcase ‘Fiddle mats’, which are sensory mats made depends on evidence, or at least some
with lots of textures and fiddly bits that are designed to provide ‘touch therapy’ for credible witnesses. Our Australian culture
sufferers of Alzheimers and dementia. The mats are designed to safely stimulate of mateship can help here. Do you know
and soothe people with Alzheimers, dementia, autism or head trauma. Sized for someone who is being bullied? Can you
wheelchairs or table tops, these mats are greatly appreciated by nursing homes and assist them directly by speaking the truth
carers. The selection on display will be donated to local nursing homes. to those who have decision-making power?
As part of their ongoing effort to give back to the wider community, the Hunters Hill That makes you an everyday hero! Or
Quilters will be donating proceeds from the 2018 Quilt Show to two charities which you may be a source of strength for them
support women and girls. merely by coming alongside and believing
in them – being a good mate by refusing to
• HORNSBY AND KU-RING-GAI WOMEN’S SHELTER: Provides temporary side with the powerful against them. Your
supported accommodation for women in times of crisis. encouragement may give them confidence
• DAYS FOR GIRLS: Helping girls who would otherwise go without, by providing to eventually stand against the bully. Your
advocacy, reproductive health education and sustainable feminine hygiene products. words and actions have power too!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Are we complicit in yielding to the ‘loudest’
voices? Let us look beyond persuasive
Tango comes to Hunters Hill personalities to evidence-based research
and a good reputation of credible service. It
Tango - arguably the most romantic and is also wise to weigh whether the dominant
elegant dance - is arriving at Hunters Hill. person is telling us the truth, especially
when the weaker one asserts otherwise.
Starting on August 2nd, one of the world’s most experienced It is important to take time to unearth the
Argentine tango teachers will conduct lessons every Thursday truth when people’s lives are at stake.
evening between 6-10pm at the Gladesville Road Community
Centre. I like what Jesus said to his mates about
Principal instructor is Carlos Costes, who has been teaching leadership and power:
and promoting Argentine Tango for more than a quarter
of a century. ‘But it shall not be this way among you.
“I know that some people who appreciate the grace and Instead, whoever wants to become great
fluidity of Tango are apprehensive about ‘having a go’, but they shouldn’t be,” says among you must be your servant’.
Carlos. “Tango is addictive, it is highly social and it is my intention to make lessons (THE BIBLE, MARK 10:43).
attractive for all comers, no matter their level of fitness.
Born in Mar del Plata, Carlos has taught and danced professionally in Buenos Aires CONTACT DETAILS:
and has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America. Now
permanently residing in Australia, Carlos infuses his classes with information about • Rev Karen Paull - 0400 299 751
the music, culture and history. • [email protected]

Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy

TVO AUGUST 2018 39

What's on in August 2018


01 02 03

Shopping Bus Social Bridge Boomers BLUE
9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 9.45am-12.45pm
Mah Jong 1pm-3.30pm Table Tennis
1pm-4pm 12.30 or 2.30pm
Coles Phone
Scrabble 10-12noon

06 07 08 09 10

F.O.C.A.S. Shopping Bus Shuffleboard Boomers YELLOW
Group Meeting 9am-11.45am 9.45am-11.45am 9.45am-12.45pm
Table Tennis
9.30-12noon Mah Jong Social Bridge 12.30 or 2.30pm
1pm-4pm Chess / Solo Coles Phone
1pm-3.30pm Shopping

13 14 15 16 17

Parkview Cafe Mindfulness Shopping Bus Social Bridge Table Tennis
3 course meal $5 9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 12.30 or 2.30pm
$15 (volunteers free) 1pm-3.30pm Coles Phone
Mah Jong Shopping
12noon-1.45pm 1.15-2.15pm 1pm-4pm 9am-11.30am
Scrabble 10-12noon

20 21 22 23 24

Book Club Bus Trip Shopping Bus Shuffleboard Boomers COMBINED
The Children's Bach Archibald Prize 9am-11.45am 9.45am-11.45am 9.45am-12.45pm
$45 Table Tennis
by Helen Mah Jong Social Bridge 12.30 or 2.30pm
Garner 12 noon-4.30pm 1pm-4pm Chess / Solo Coles Phone
1.30pm 1pm-3.30pm Shopping
-3.00pm 9am-11.30am

27 28 29 30 31

Parkview Cafe Mindfulness Shopping Bus Social Bridge Table Tennis
3 course meal $5 9am-11.45am Chess / Solo 12.30 or 2.30pm
$15 (volunteers free) Mah Jong 1pm-3.30pm Coles Phone
1pm-4pm Shopping
12noon-1.45pm 1.15-2.15pm Movie Afternoon 9am-11.30am
1.45pm Scrabble 10-12noon

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

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BUS TRIP: This month we visit the celebrated VOLUNTEERS MOVIE AFTERNOON
Archibald Prize! Starting with lunch at the NEEDED
Kirribilli Club followed by exclusive viewing and Please join us as Alan Seale presents
tour of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery the 1954 American drama Executive
of NSW – please contact our office for more Suite, starring William Holden and June
information, $45. 12noon. Numbers limited. Allyson. The plot depicts the internal
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. struggle for control of a furniture
Don’t miss out, reserve your seat – 9427 6425. manufacturing company after the
unexpected death of the CEO.
PARK VIEW CAFÉ: Join us for a wonderful Can you spare a few hours WHEN: Wednesday 29 August -
three-course meal for just $15 on the 2nd and to relieve the isolation of a
4th Monday of the month. Bus pick up just local resident? 1.45pm.
$5 return. Bookings essential VENUE: Sydney Community Services,
SHUFFLEBOARD: Join us the 2nd and 4th 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
Thursdays of the month for this fun, fast COST: $5 entry includes afternoon
paced indoor game! 9.45 – 11.45am $5 includes tea. Volunteers of SCS are free.
morning tea. Guaranteed fun!!!! RSVP MONDAY 27 AUGUST TO:
BOOK CLUB: Meets 3rd Monday of the month. You can make a big difference in [email protected]
Cost $4 includes borrowing the book and someone’s life. With a team of or call 9427 6425.
afternoon tea. This month discussing
The Children’s Bach – Helen Garner. nearly 400 volunteers, Sydney JOIN US FOR
SOCIAL BRIDGE/ CHESS/SOLO: Meets every Community Services provides a
Thursday afternoon 1pm - 3.30pm, in our Mindfulness & Relaxation
Parkview Room at 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove.
$5 includes afternoon tea. All welcome. range of services to support over WHEN: 1.15 - 2.15pm (note new time)
Please call Julie for details. 9427 6425 500 older residents and people Tuesday 14 + 28 August, 2018
MAH-JONG: Every Wednesday now at the living with a disability living in WHERE: Sydney Community Services,
Seniors Hub, 1 Pottery Lane in the Park View 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
Room. $5 includes afternoon tea. All welcome. our local community. (parking underneath building
For enquiries please call Vanessa 9428 2972 or - entrance on Little Street)
Julie 9427 6425 Come and explore some easy
mindfulness and relaxation
SCRABBLE: Fortnightly on Fridays – see WE ARE CURRENTLY techniques to reduce stress and
calendar for dates. $5 includes morning tea SEEKING VOLUNTEERS promote relaxation.
FOR VARIOUS ROLES: Free for volunteers of Sydney
VILLAGE (SHOPPING) BUS: Weekly door Community Services, $5 for the
to door service, Wednesday mornings, with community. Includes afternoon tea.
2 hours in Lane Cove Village. Friendly drivers Emily Wilks, our instructor, is a fully
and volunteers bring any shopping up from qualified yoga teacher with an interest
WOOLWORTHS to the bus and will carry any in teaching children and adult's
parcels to the kitchen bench on your return. • VOLUNTEER GARDENER mindfulness, relaxation and brain science.
$7 single or $10 per couple. Bookings essential. To book your place, contact:
PHONE SHOPPING: Weekly service, Fridays • COMMUNITY VISITOR [email protected]
9:00am – 11.30am. Phone our office and speak • MEALS ON WHEELS or call 9427 6425.
to our friendly Volunteers, who take down your Spaces are limited.
shopping order on-line to be delivered a day of
your choosing). TVO AUGUST 2018 41
There is no charge for the phone-in service;
COLES charge a small delivery fee. If you are interested in finding
TABLE TENNIS: Two sessions every Friday.
12.30 or 2.30pm - $5.00. out more about our openings,
BOOMERS: An informal social group for older
men who are independently mobile; sticks & please email:
walkers are welcome. Outings are typically three [email protected]
hours in duration & include destinations such as or call 9427 6425

cafés, parks, galleries, museums, historic houses
and other places of interest. Join our outings in
August to the Burnt Orange café ($15) and a visit
to see the Archibald Prize with lunch at Kirribilli
Club ($45). 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.

B R I G H T E NMOVIE AFTERNOON: Join us as Alan Seale

presents the 1954 Amercan drama Executive

s o m e o n e ' s d a ySuite, starring William Holden and June Allyson,

Wednesday August 29th at 1.45pm. The plot

B e c o m e adepicts the internal struggle for control of
a furniture manufacturing company after

v o l u n t e e runexpected death of the CEO.

VENUE: Sydney Community Services,
1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove. Volunteers free or $5
entry – includes afternoon tea.
Bookings essential 949274642257. 6 4 2 5


WHAT'S ON DIRECTORY CHURCH Our main gathering is Meeting fortnightly on Thursdays
Sundays at 10am and weekly in from 6pm in The Meeting House, 23A
Keep in touch with what's going on in your local area various homes in our community. Stokes Street. Contact: 0400 226 541
with a variety of local community groups. Cnr Ferdinand & Alexandra Street. or [email protected]
If you wish to advertise your group please email HUNTERS HILL MUSEUM Open Mon Worship in the chapel, Sundays
[email protected] to Frid, 10am-12noon at Hunters Hill 9.30am, cnr Figtree St/ Centennial
Town Hall, Alexandra Street. Regular Ave. Weekly Christian Meditation
Please note: listings to be approx 20 words per group. exhibitions and events. and Mahjong. 9428 2240 or [email protected]
Joeys 6-8yrs (register interest); Cubs evening meeting at Lane Cove CLUB Seeking new members. Calling young musicians! Have
8-11yrs (Wed 7pm); Scouts 11-15yrs Library, discuss and broaden Tuesday mornings. Free lessons. you ever played in a symphony
(Fri 7.30pm); Venturers 15-18yrs investment skills. Contact Julian Enjoy the friendship. 0419 258 662 orchestra? Come and try out in our
(Thur 7pm). 9428 4061 [email protected] or 0408 110 082. rehearsals. Scholarships offered. C3 CHURCH LANE COVE Sunday JAZZ BAND Rehearses Monday 0411 413 335
ALL AGE SUNDAY SCHOOL Classes services at 9am and 10am. Lane nights, vacancies available. Jazz, [email protected] www.
9am Sunday, morning tea provided. Cove Public School Hall. Homebase Swing, Blues, Latin, R&B and
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 223 Youth 7.15pm Friday nights. Monthly Funk. Performs throughout the LANE COVE RSL SUB-BRANCH
Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove West. ACE conversation evenings. year at festivals and functions. Meets first Thursday of each month
0434 432 175 Contact: 9418 9211 davidcbraybr[email protected] or at the Lane Cove Club at 10am. Keep (mob) 0410 566 953. up-to-date with RSL matters, DVA
Looking for new members to join Fridays 10am-12 noon. Improve your COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 9906 5934.
social golf club, playing alternate conversation English with trained Meetings held on second Thursday LANE COVE TOASTMASTERS
Sundays on the North Shore. facilitators. $3/ week. of month, 10.15am-12.30pm, Become a confident public speaker
0411 559 909. Contact: 9427 1163 or Lane Cove Library, Room 1. supported by a friendly group.
AQUALUNA CHOIR Fun SATB Contact: 8407 9582 or email Meets 23A Stokes Street, Lane Cove.
acapella; pop, gospel, world, sacred FOODFAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN ​ caseyr[email protected] 0403 392 122.
music. Wed 7.30pm, St Andrews Free individual plots for growing your LANE COVE BUSH KIDS Nature Speak-Lead-Inspire-Lane-Cove-
Church Hall, Longueville. Contact: own veggies, fruit and herbs still activities for 2 to 5 years (term time) Toastmasters/
0402 839 499 or [email protected]. available. [email protected] and 2 to 10 years (school holidays). LANE COVE SUSTAINABILITY
Meet over dinner on 2nd Wednesday Sunday Service, 9am every week. 1st bushkids. Thursday of every odd month (Jan,
evening monthly, in a supportive and & 3rd Sundays - Morning Prayer. 2nd LANE COVE BUSHLAND & Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov) at the Lane
social environment. 0404 049 565 / & 4th Sundays - Holy Communion. CONSERVATION SOCIETY Meets Cove Library, 7-8.30pm. Contact: Sunday School also available. on 2nd Tuesday monthly at the 9428 3553/0421 442 840.
COVE A highly professional business Kids Learn to Sail, September 25. Longueville. Newcomers welcome. Courts for hire day or night at
networking organisation whose New members of any age are always 9427 1125 / 9427 4845. Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive.
primary purpose is to exchange welcome. Web: LANE COVE CREATIVE Amenities and children's playground.
qualified business referrals. Email: [email protected] PHOTOGRAPHY Meets fortnightly at Contact: 0417 667 020 or
Contact: 9418 9031 or adminlc@ GREENWICH TENNIS CLUB 8.00pm on Thursday evenings. INC Friendly local tennis club. Contact: 9428 4834 / 9873 6315. LAUGHTER MELODY YOGA
CARISBROOK HISTORIC HOUSE New members welcome. Social LANE COVE CHORISTERS Senior Join one hour laughter yoga
Open weekends from 11am - 4pm. competition Sat & Sun. Contact: ladies' choir welcomes new sessions to help you feel good, boost
Beautifully restored 1880's house or members. Rehearsals on Tuesday health and happiness.
and gardens are a joy to wander [email protected] afternoons at St. Aidan's Church, Contact: 0403 392 122.
through. HALLAM AVENUE TENNIS CLUB Longueville. Contact: 9418 9063.
CARER SUPPORT Free telephone 58 Hallam Ave, Lane Cove West. New LANE COVE CONCERT BAND Yoga/
information/support service members welcome. Hire courts from Want to join a local, friendly musical LAVOCE INC. COMMUNITY CHOIR
specifically for/about carers $10 per hour. Call 0424 229 259 or organisation? Six ensembles from Meets Tuesday, 6.15-8pm at the Lane
providing information, support and email [email protected] beginner to advanced concert bands, Cove Living and Learning Centre, 180
referrals. Contact: 1800 242 636, M-F, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Strength two jazz bands and a woodwind Longueville Rd to sing for fun.
9-5pm. Training - weights and body weight ensemble. Contact 0407 124 600 0424 507 321, [email protected]
CLAN MACLEOD PIPE BAND exercises to improve muscle
Always wanted to learn to play strength. Tuesdays 2.35 - 3.35pm. LANE COVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LONGUEVILLE ST AIDAN'S
bagpipes or drums? Monday nights, $110/$88 (concession). 8877 5300. Next meeting is 7pm, August 21st ANGLICAN CHURCH
St Leonards Park, North Sydney. HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY at Lane Cove Library with a special Sunday morning services. Friendship CHOIRS A network of women’s a screening of documentary Arctic Services. Healing services. Youth
COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN Free cappella choirs. Chatswood choir Brotherhood. Supper afterwards. group. Playgroup for toddlers &
activities, local bush walks, ‘Alkira' is open to new members. Enquiries 0418 276 365.. carers. Craft Circle. Corner Christina/
meditation, conversation/coffee Meets Monday nights in school LANE COVE MASTERS SWIMMING Arabella St.
groups, chess, family camps, terms from 7.30pm - 9.30pm Meets Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, Lane LONGUEVILLE UNITING CHURCH
women's retreats. 0400 299 751 Chatswood. Cove Aquatic Centre. Swimming Tuesday 7th August: The Monuments Coach caters to all levels of Men. BYO drinks. $10. 6.30pm pizza,
COMMUNITY GARDEN HUNTERS HILL BRIDGE CLUB Keep swimming ability. 7.15pm movie.
(Permapatch) mentally fit, have fun and make LANE COVE MUSIC AND CULTURAL Catering: 9427 4740 / 9428 4287.
Huge quiet garden, workshops, friends? Hunters Hill Bridge Club, CENTRE LCM ANGLICAN CHURCH
general and private plots. Sun 2pm, Crown St, Henley. Not-for-profit organisation offering Playtime: Wednesday mornings @
cnr Mowbray Rd and Pac Hwy, Lane Contact 0438 619 780 or music tuition for children and adult 9.45am - 12 noon (Junior Jivers 10
Cove. Contact: Mandy 9436 2891. [email protected] learners. Suzuki and traditional - 10.30am). A range of activities for
methods. Contact 9427 8027. children 0-5 and their carers.
LANE COVE RESIDENTS FOR 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove.
Local group of Aboriginal/non- BIRTH ASSOC Volunteer parents
Aboriginal community members of multiples (twins, triplets etc)
working together to advance the supporting and assisting other
process of Reconciliation. Contact: parents. Contact: enquiries@lnsmba.
9428 1197 / 9428 1201 www. or

42 TVO AUGUST 2018

MAHJONG Wednesday afternoons Chatswood at 9.45am, third Tuesday BUSINESS DIRECTORY
from 1 - 4pm at Sydney Community monthly. 9428 3357.
Services, 1 Pottery Lane. Lessons Hunters Hill Combined Hunters TRENDSETTER
available in April and October.. Hill Club at 9.30am, first Tuesday TRAVEL & CRUISE
9428 2972 or 0407 246 666. monthly. 9816 2374.
MEALS ON WHEELS HUNTERS HILL Hunters Hill Ladies meet at Hunters Where your individual holiday needs
Delivers healthy, affordable meals to Hill Club, 12-20 Madeline St at 10am, are our focus
client's homes. Friendly volunteers fourth Monday monthly. 9816 5116.
deliver on a daily or weekly basis. Waverton Combined Lane Cove Call us today to discuss your travel options:
Contact 9817 0101 Country Club, 180 River Road, LANE COVE MARKET SQUARE 9427 6666
MEETING HOUSE COMMUNITY Northwood 10.15am , third Monday
CENTRE A not-for-profit 9955 5126. LONGUEVILLE 9428 5900
organisation for people of all ages; ROTARY CLUB OF LANE COVE
playgroups, Community Café, All welcome.Weekly meeting. 6.15
community garden, yoga, craft, - 8.15pm, Tuesdays, Lane Cove
seniors outings and shopping trips. Country Club, 180 River Rd. Dinner Emma Grimes, Michael Fitzgerald & Peter Louridas
23a Stokes Street, Lane Cove North, $20/head. Contact 0407 216 552. A family business, now in our 48th year in Lane Cove
Children aged 3 - 5 yrs. Experienced classes. Discover how to achieve
and university qualified staff offering inner balance, peace and deep LANE COVE'S BEST PLUMBER
a preschool program Mon-Thurs understanding. No obligation.
8.30am-3.30pm. Lane Cove Library, Tues 7-8.30pm. FOR OVER 25 YEARS
MEN'S SHED Looking for new 17 Tips to Celebrate Lane Cove Blocked Drain Specialist. Gasfitting. L.P.G.
members, drop in for a cuppa and a Living – spin a wheel of fortune to Hot Water Systems. Roofing. Gutters.
chat. St Columba Retirement Centre, get your key statement for the day. Stormwater. Drainage.
15 Figtree St. Mon, Tues and Thurs, Contact: 9418 6688 or
10am-3pm. Contact: 0428 024 208 A proud record of excellence and good value
or email [email protected] SPIRIT OF LIFE UNITARIAN
SENIORS Bringing peace and joy Geoff Usher speaking on 'Change
into your life. 178 Longueville Rd, on is the unchangeable law of the PMB PLUMBING LICENCE 13508
3rd Sunday of month, 11am-12pm. universe.’ Sun 19th August, 10.30 am, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre. 0418 863 554 I 9428 4041
or call Ana 0428 569 373. ST MARK'S HUNTERS HILL
SUPPORT GROUP Provides patients Hall, Figtree Road, Hunters Hill,
and families with education & Wednesdays 10 -12 noon during
emotional support. Facilitated by school term. All welcome, activities
health care professionals. North and refreshments.
Shore Private Hospital. Contact: 0409 327 087/9879 8793.
Contact: [email protected] or TREBLEMAKERS COMMUNITY CHOIR Performing contemporary
NORTH SHORE PROSTATE CANCER and traditional songs, this unique
SUPPORT GROUP Information and choir will be participating in
support for people impacted by community events and activities.
Prostate Cancer. Next speaker 5-7pm Contact: 0452 006 693.
on Thursday 16th August is Chaplain U3A UNIVERSITY OF THIRD AGE
Rob Sutherland C S C, on sexual U3A offers an extensive variety of
rehabilitation after treatment. Kolling events and intellectually stimulating
Building, 5th floor, North Shore daytime courses held in an informal,
Hospital. Contact 9498 1984, 0400 friendly atmosphere. Ph 9262 2702
420 602 or www.prostate-cancer- or WAIG - WOMEN'S ACTION AND
Play tennis in beautiful bush setting discussions and book reviews for
with club house. Childrens play women. Monday 10.30am-12.30pm
area adjacent. Local community- at Lane Cove Library. $8 m/$10
run facility. Very reasonable rates. nm per session. Contact: email
Contact 9428 2180 or [email protected] facebook.
[email protected]. com/waigwomen/
Fellowship meetings for retirees. class, 11am-1pm on the first Sunday
Guest speakers, excursions, monthly, Lane Cove Bowls Club, 151
refreshments and lunches. Burns Bay Rd. Contact: 0416 820
Crows Nest Combined Crows Nest 252 or
Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest, walking-well
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. On August St, Willoughby every 2nd and 4th
13th, David Rosenberg will speak on Wednesday. Contact: 9417 3715
Lane Cove Ladies Lane Cove Club at Get fit, sweat, make friends and have
10am, second Wednesday monthly. fun! Classes suitable for everyone
9419 5068. Contact: Dianne on 0406 765 827
Willoughby Combined Chatswood
Bowling Club, Gordon Ave,

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