KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTED • OCTOBER 2016 • ISSUE 256
Spring into Spring!
Don’t miss all the fun of the fair on Sunday 9th October
Archibald Prize Lane Cove home to Fun Run celebrates
features local Australia’s most awarded the spirit of
identity. PAGE 6 AV company. PAGE 22 community. PAGE 5
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KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTED • OCTOBER 2016 • ISSUE 256 EDITOR'S
06 NEWS & FEATURES After its case against the State
04 Government was dismissed on
06 04 Council loses appeal in LEC September 20th, Lane Cove Council was
04 Village bypass under consideration still considering its options regarding the
05 Fun run wrap-up proposed merger at the time TVO went to
06 Hannah takes on tough challenges print. Whether it would appeal the Land
06 Local identity featured in Archibald Prize and Environment Court’s judgement
08 Can you help at the Village Fair? through further legal action was still to be
15 Get on your bike this spring determined.
22 Lane Cove home to Australia’s most awarded
In what has been a long, protracted and
AV company expensive process, no one was surprised
23 Local author launches book on Jack Mundy at the outcome, and for Council, it
continues to be business as usual as it
REGULARS decides on its next steps.
11 Professional Services On this basis it was also unclear as to
15 Health whether Lane Cove Council’s re-elected
25 Lifestyle Mayor and Deputy Mayor, voted in for
30 Government a further term at September’s Council
36 Culture meeting, would in fact have a position in
40 Community the short term assuming amalgamations
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Graphic Design: Sharon Curby the accuracy of the information, or any factual errors contained within out and about. As Cameraygal Festival
P: 0450 370 575 any items printed. Readers should make their own enquiries directly draws to a close for another year with the
[email protected] to any organisations or businesses prior to making any plans or taking grand finale of the Village Fair on Sunday
any action. October 9th, other events will continue to
Printed by: Spotpress bring our community together including
Food & Wine by the River and Lane Cove
Distribution: GDR Night Out.
Until next time,
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Taste orange @ GLADESVILLE FLICKS ‘N’ EATS How does your
lane cove garden grow?
Cowell Street in Gladesville (at the corner of Victoria Road) is
Soak up the sunshine with set to be transformed into an outdoor movie and foodie haven Pending community interest,
friends and family while on Saturday 22 October from 5-10pm. Council is considering
enjoying some of NSW’s introducing a garden
finest cool-climate wine, Relive or discover the magic of Wall E at 6pm. This will be competition. A public
food and fresh produce at followed by Oddball - a heartwarming Australian underdog tale survey is to be undertaken
Tambourine Bay Reserve on at 8.00pm. in October as part of
Sunday 6th November. Sustainability Lane at the
Some of the best and most exciting family short films from Village Fair to determine
A range of stalls from the the Sydney Indie Film Festival will also be shown, providing the level of community interest,
Orange region will feature perfect frame for the two feature films. potential timing and
delicious gourmet produce proposed categories.
along with some of your Top local restaurants will be joining in on the night so that there
local Sydney favourites. will be plenty of food choices, complemented by a pop-up bar It has been suggested that
Live entertainment will be at the Bayview Hotel offering great wines and beer on tap. the competition be held in
underway from 11am with spring 2017 with suggested
music, face painting, farm For more info, go to facebook.com/Gladesvillefestival categories including best
animals and an art class by garden overall, best terrace
the river. VILLAGE BYPASS UNDER or balcony, best native
CONSIDERATION garden, best formal garden,
Bring along a picnic and best sustainable garden,
top it up with samples from At its September meeting, Council indicated its in-principle best edible garden and best
the Orange region’s finest support for the construction of a bypass to address the community project.
wineries and ‘food basket’ significant growth of traffic in the village precinct. Prizes would range from
producers. $250 to $500.
To achieve this, Council is considering road widening in
This is a local event with Finlayson Street and Cox’s Lane, with signalisation at both Following the survey,
limited parking. The park will ends of Cox’s Lane. Council will determine if the
be a licensed area for the competition will proceed
duration of the event. No BYO The changes are intended to cater for the additional with applications potentially
alcohol or glass into the park. traffic resulting from town centre growth, in particular the opening on 1 September
Rosenthal car park development which will generate a 2017 and judging taking
An invitation to significant volume of traffic as the supply of public parking place between
local businesses spaces increases from 176 spaces to around 500 spaces. 16-20 October 2017.
Council agreed to undertake further design to ensure
Lane Cove Night Out, to feasibility of the scheme and will also undertake
be held from 6-8pm on community consultation for the proposed road network
Friday 28 October, is an upgrades.
annual event that celebrates
shopping locally by bringing The consultation process will assess the community’s
together local retailers and opinions on the design of the bypass including the option
customers for a one-night of closing Sutherland Street at the eastern end and the
only VIP shopping event. inclusion of one or two kerbside parking lanes on Cox’s
Lane between Sutherland and Finlayson Streets.
If you run a business from
home, outside the immediate COUNCIL LOSES APPEAL IN LEC
Village area, or if you are an
artist looking to display your At the time of going to print, Lane Cove Council had not decided whether it would appeal the
talent, please contact Council latest decision from the Land and Environment Court after its case against the State Government
to discuss the opportunity regarding forced mergers had been dismissed.
for you to get involved in this
year’s event. Mayor Councillor Deborah Hutchens attended the LEC on September 20th to hear the judgement
decision regarding possible amalgamation.
Contact Corinne Dickinson,
Manager Communications and “While the outcome was not a surprise to most, it was extremely disappointing to know that
Events by emailing cdickinson@ despite our efforts to fight a forced merger, it is highly possible that this could occur.”
So far, Lane Cove Council has spent $142k for advice and legal action on the merger proposal.
While it is still possible for Lane Cove to pass a resolution to lodge an appeal, given that Hunter’s
Hill had held an extraordinary meeting to reaffirm their intention to appeal, it may not be
necessary for Lane Cove to take any further action. With that being said, Lane Cove still has until
18 October to lodge an appeal with the Land and Environment Court.
In the interim, it is business as usual as Council considers its options.
At Council’s September meeting, Mayor Deborah Hutchens and Deputy Mayor Marc Gold were
re-elected for the next 12 months.
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It’s all about community
And they’re off! Runners at the start of the race.
A beautiful backdrop for the Lane Cove Fun Run. Peter FitzSimons and Sarah Macdonald helped with Organiser Carla FitzSimons, with husband Hamish and
official duties. one of her kids Fergus, at the Lane Cove Fun Run.
To say that the inaugural Lane
Cove Fun Run was a success “The weather was perfect, families Oval, the morning sparkled, the people
would be an understatement. were together exercising, kids were shone, the kids gambolled all around
smiling, the community feel was with their parents and grandparents,
With over 1500 people lining up incredible and everyone was enjoying before being corralled to the starting
for either the 2km or 5km events the great outdoors. It was about so line at 7.30am for the five-kilometre
bright and early on Father’s Day, the much more than fundraising. run through the spectacular streets
atmosphere was amazing. of Longueville. I fired the gun and we
“We all lead increasingly busy lives were off, up hill and down dale, by the
The culmination of three years of and it is difficult to juggle family and a harbour, through the tree-lined streets, by
planning, Carla FitzSimons, in her volunteer role. However, I have always cheering neighbours...this kind of stuff
capacity as Mum and P&C member found that the hard work is well worth is fabulous, and as a country, we have
of Lane Cove Public School, led the the reward of feeling connected to and lost too much of it, getting too obsessed
organization of this true community valued within the local community. with corporate slug fests, and not giving
event that was designed to get families The fun run was a glorious morning for enough attention to precisely this sort
and friends out exercising together and me and something I am very proud to of thing, which stands out as a beacon
to help raise funds for the local school. have been involved in organising." of precisely the sort of values we need to
find our way back to.“
Between juggling her family of four At the starting line was Peter
young children, Carla worked with Fitzsimons, journalist, author, and Carla says that one of her favourite
Council and a team of volunteers to columnist for the Sydney Morning moments was when she was contacted
pull the event together. Significant Herald. After running in the Lane Cove by an octogenarian who competed in
planning was required to address road Fun Run, Peter wrote a piece in the the 5km event.
closures, council permissions, timing, SMH the following day.
catering, entertainment, registrations, “She told me how much she had enjoyed
communications and promotion. Entitled ‘What does our country need? the race and was thrilled to receive her
More fun runs’, Peter’s column went on medal for placing in her age category.
The result was an event that exceeded to discuss why community events are so She even wore her medal to bed!
everyone’s expectations. Carla and important. The following is an excerpt.
the committee were hoping for 1000 “I’m really pleased that Lane Cove
registrations. They had 1670. They “…far away from match-fixing, from Council is keen to support the Lane
were also hoping to break even for the dodgy deals and bodgy people, well away Cove Public School P&C in the planning
first year. To their credit, they raised from big-time contracts, from bitter of the 2017 Lane Cove Fun Run. It’s
$20,000 for the Lane Cove Public disappointments and furious factional a great addition to the Cameraygal
School and donated $1150 to nominated fighting, real sport goes on... Festival and I hope that it is still going
charities including beyondblue and when I am 80!”
Australian Prostate Cancer Research. That is, sport the way it was always
meant to be, as a healthy activity that Congratulations to Carla and the
“The Lane Cove Fun Run was the result brings the community together. organizing committee on such a
of many years of planning and hard successful event. We look forward to
work,” said Carla. Last Sunday morning, as it happens, I more of the same in 2017.
was able to witness it close-up, and even
participate, having been asked to fire Photos by Nicholas Jansz, NPJZ Media.
the gun for the inaugural Lane Cove Fun
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LOCAL IDENTITY FEATURED IN
Lane Cove’s very own Guy Warren – an accomplished and internationally
recognised artist and one of the founders of the Lane Cove Art Society – is the
subject of a portrait in this year’s Archibald Awards.
Guy has lived in Lane Cove for over 50 not until the beginning of this year that This portrait of Guy Warren, completed by Danelle
years and has contributed enormously to a firm commitment could be made by Bergstrom, is currently on exhibition at the Art Gallery
the local artistic community in that time. both of us.” of NSW.
The portrait was completed by Danelle Danelle said that working with Guy was the possibility. Only if the painting was
Bergstrom, herself an award winning one of the most rewarding experiences. completed in time and I was happy with
portrait painter. His own approach to painting in many the result could I enter the prize.”
layers, often allowing the canvas to
When asked why she decided to paint show through and to exist as an integral Danelle can be justifiably proud of the
Guy, Danelle said that she has always part of the work, influenced her as she result, selected as a finalist with her
admired him for his sensitivity, his worked on his portrait. powerful representation of Guy Warren
gentleness and his total commitment to who is now 95 years old and still actively
his work. “Guy was inspiring, relaxed and involved in the artistic community.
engaging. He is very endearing and it
“Guy is a philosophical artist who is was easy to work without inhibitions in The Archibald Prize runs until October
deeply interested in the relationship his company.” 9th at the Art Gallery of NSW.
between humanity and nature.
Adventurous in both life and art with an To create a portrait of Guy was Danelle’s
innate curiosity and inventiveness, he is prime motivation, though entering it in
obdurate in pursuit of his vision. the Archibald Prize was always an option.
“We had spoken about the possibility of “The Archibald Prize was not the driving
working together on a portrait several force as I hadn't entered for a few
times over many years, however it was years and I was quietly nervous about
HANNAH TAKES ON TOUGH CHALLENGES
Lane Cove local Hannah Hughes is conquering her chosen to have a preventative double has 10 years before she needs to decide
fears as she takes on huge personal challenges in the mastectomy at the age of 25. on further surgery.
The BRCA1 gene has been passed "If I do have children in the future, I
Completing Tough Mudder, an down from her Dad's side of the family intend to do diagnostic testing to help
18-kilometre mud and obstacle course and Hannah says that they have known ensure that the gene stops with me. It’s a
designed to test your strength, stamina, about the gene for many years after her powerful position to be in."
and mental grit, would be a daunting grandmother, great Aunts and some
challenge for most. cousins were diagnosed at relatively Hannah’s openness about the BRCA1
young ages. gene and her surgery is borne from a
But for Lane Cove local Hannah Hughes, desire to help others.
undertaking this challenge is nowhere With the gene’s impact significantly
near as daunting as the life-changing increasing for breast cancer after age “I’m sharing my story because if I can
surgery she will undergo next month. 25, and for ovarian cancer after age 35, make a difference by saving one person’s
Hannah decided to test for the gene in life, it will be worth it. Understanding your
Hannah was born with a mutation of her early 20's. family history and increased surveillance
the BRCA1 gene, with an 80% chance is so important.”
of developing breast cancer and a 60% "I was pretty sure that I would have it - I
chance of ovarian cancer in her lifetime. was resigned to it really - so for me it was We wish Hannah all the best as she takes
more about what the next step should be. on these significant challenges, together
Faced with such a high risk, Hannah has After my diagnosis I had a bit of time to with her quest to encourage others in the
get used to the idea.” community to ask questions to better
understand their own family history.
"I'm a proactive person - I don't play
sitting duck very well. My options To help support Hannah, you can
were either ongoing surveillance by sponsor her Tough Mudder challenge
having check-ups every six months at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/
or undergoing surgery to know that I tougher-than-this
wouldn’t get breast cancer, which was a
much better option for me." All money raised will go to the Pink
Hope charity, which works to raise
With the chances of ovarian cancer awareness about the BRCA gene.
increasing after the age of 35, Hannah
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the last few decades. Certainly the internet has producing 108dB of sound pressure level. That is
changed the methods of content delivery, but the equivalent of a rock concert! It also has a rated
from there it has been business as usual. frequency response of 14Hz to 27kHz - very few
high-end audio systems can boast that, and those
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ROLL UP, ROLL UP!
Sunday 9th October sees the return of the Lane Cove Fair - the
MAJOR FUN EVENT in Rotary’s calendar. This year promises to
be an even bigger success than previous years, for not only will
there be more rides and exceptional stalls, but Rotary will be
cooking for you!
With delicious egg and bacon rolls as well as barbecued
sausages and onions – a significant upgrade on the food
offering in previous years - bring your appetite (and your
wallets) so that you can indulge in some great tucker.
Rotary will also have some wonderful raffle prizes. One ticket will
buy you a chance to win any one of several great prizes.
Rotary urges you to dig deep for both of these initiatives. The
money you spend supports numerous charities including
several in our own 2066 postcode community.
CAN YOU HELP?
If you can give an hour or two of your time to help
cook and/or serve at the Rotary BBQ at the Lane
Cove Fair, they would be most appreciative of your
help. More volunteers are needed to spread the load.
Email - [email protected]
now to offer your time.
Friday 28 October
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Discover special offers from your local Village
businesses at this once a year event!
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PERSONAL SUPERANNUATION CHANGES Mortgage Choices
The Government has announced that the proposed $500,000 What do historically low interest rates
lifetime non-concessional contributions cap reflected in the mean for you?
2016 Federal Budget will be abolished.
The current low interest rate environment means
Instead, an individual under 65 years may be able to contribute different things to different people, depending on their
up to $540,000 until 30 June 2017 using the bring-forward rule, age and stage of life.
assuming certain conditions are satisfied. From 1 July 2017, it is Stephanie Cook of Mortgage Choice Lane Cove says
now proposed this cap will be reduced to $100,000 per annum. “for those Australians who are retired and living off their superannuation,
investments or savings, the current low interest rates are certainly not
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Australians banking on Government support to fund retirement
Many Australians are not confident they However, the maximum basic rate for for when those funds run out or if you
have enough assets to support their a single person living alone is $788.40 live longer than expected.
retirement according to new research per fortnight and for a couple is $594.30
commissioned by MLC, the Australia each. Income and assets (excluding the A little help can go a long way
Today report, with 43% saying they primary home) are taken into account, The good news is, there’s help out
will need to rely on support from the among other factors, when calculating there – and it makes a difference.
Australian Government. your pension eligibility. For example, The research shows that those who
if you’re single and earn up to $162 engage the help of a financial planner
Will the age pension apply to you per fortnight via an annuity or other or adviser were significantly less likely
and will it be enough? source, you still receive the full pension to be planning on government support
payment, however if you earn more in retirement (27%) compared with 43%
There are different rates of Age Pension than $162 per fortnight, your pension of those who do not employ a financial
payments for single people and couples. payment is 50 cents for every dollar you professional.
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to turn 67 before you are eligible for the topping up super when it means your MLC Adviser today to find out more.
aged pension. pension is reduced? Well, quite simply, MLC Advice Lane Cove.
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by Gillian Batt, General Manager LCNSCS
OUR INSPIRING VOLUNTEERS
Yesterday I was at the Pro-Am accompanying Ash, one of our nurses, driver who was wearing dark glasses
Tournament at Lane Cove Golf Club on her visits one morning. When they and hood. Going back up the road she
(previously the Lane Cove Country Club). went into May’s house, Ash asked May encountered a number of police cars
Since it began in 1992 the Tournament if she had had breakfast. “Oh yes” she with sirens and lights going. A policeman
has raised over $160,000 for Lane Cove said. Ash put her hand on the kettle - it asked whether she had seen a black car
& North Side Community Services. was stone cold. So Ash sat May down travelling at speed - when she explained
What struck me yesterday was that it and made her a cup of tea and toast what happened, he asked her to stay
was not just about the money - rather and May had some breakfast before her where she was and someone would take a
the local community in the Club feel shower and medications. When May’s statement.
a kind of ownership and loyalty to our son rings every morning he asks if she’s
organisation. eaten and she’ll always say yes because Remaining where they were was not an
she can’t remember. option for Shirin. They had meals and they
Looking around the room I could see needed to deliver them! They called for
some of our volunteers - Alan who does This week Mary Mogan and the linen urgent backup so the people of Lane Cove
the linen run with John; Dr Max who volunteers were finalists in the NSW did not go hungry on Tuesday!
is spending some of his retirement in Volunteer of the Year. After the events
helping us promote our services to local of Tuesday morning, we might have Last month I was asking you to consider
GPs; and our Mayor Deb Hutchens who to nominate Caroline and Shirin for giving us some of your time with the
is a volunteer member of our Board. It is ‘Calmest and most Dedicated Volunteers reward of helping people in Lane Cove.
a privilege, but also rather daunting, to be of the Year’. Caroline was driving down I’m now thinking of rebranding Meals on
the leader of the team of paid and unpaid the road in Northwood and came to Wheels as the volunteer service for those
workers who do so much for the local a dead end. As she was reversing to seeking excitement and danger!
community and who inspire so much turn around she got hit in the back by
loyalty and affection. a black car travelling at speed. Before Gillian Batt, General Manager,
she was able to really take into account Lane Cove & North Side
Gail, a student on placement, observed what was going on, the car sped off Community Services
just how vital we are when she was back up the road. She glanced at the Phone 9427 6425
YOUR POOL SHOULD BE
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Sunday 9 October 9am – 4pm
Join in the fun of the Lane Cove Village Fair
and Sustainability Lane. Be entertained
by free live music, rides for the kids,
great food and a variety of stalls.
Taking place in the heart of the Lane Cove
shopping precinct it’s a great day out for
the whole family.
• Live Music • Reptile Shows • Rides • Market Stalls
Lane Cove Village Fair
is in the Lane Cove Village
2 Mowbray Rd 1 Stokes St Shopping Precinct
Longueville Rd, Lane Cove
Epping Rd LANE COVE NORTHNundah St Plaza and Burns Bay Rd.
FREE Phoenix St Ronald Ave
LANE COVE WEST 4 12
Cullen St Burns Bay Rd LANE COVE
The free shuttle bus 3 Tambourine Bay ST LEONARDS
service will run every 20 Cope St 6 5 8 9 Greenwich Rd
minutes from 9am to 3pm Kenneth St
Sofala River Rd
along three local routes. Riverview St
Visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/ GREENWICH
sustainabilitylane or call LINLEY POINT 7 10
9911 3699 for a detailed map. LONGUEVILLE
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Outdoor Movies and Feast Night
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Time to get on your bike together with details on guided
rides. They also advise on most local
Riding a bicycle is great for short trips and is an easy, environmentally council cycling advisory committees
friendly and low cost mode of transport and exercise. So why don’t and advocate for improved roads/
more people ride? Can electric bikes provide the boost we need to get cycleways/signage and conditions to
on our bikes? make riding safer.
Poor health, traffic, hills, cycling attire, comfortably at traffic lights, choose The Bicycle NSW website run some
age. These are all objections that rank to ride to work in your suit instead of awesome cycling events and advocate
alongside “I’ll start Monday”. With a drive, or pick up a little speed if you are for better opportunities for cycling in
change of attitude and perspective you getting puffed. In short, you are able NSW. Becoming a member supports
will soon be able to integrate cycling to ride longer distances, with heavier them and allows you to access
into your spring active lifestyle plan. loads, in any kind of clothes, and most insurance, special offers and discounts.
importantly, more often.
Hands up those who want to ride more? Learn about what is happening
The perception that you need to already While it may not happen overnight, in your local area
be fit to ride will stop you in your tracks a study by the University of Colorado
and send you crawling for the remote. published in the European Journal of For fantastic local resources on riding,
There are several barriers (perceived Physiology found that pedelec electric including skill building, maintenance
and otherwise) before you’ve even bikes are an effective form of active and safety together with links to maps,
walked out the door to pump up your transportation that can improve some courses and events, visit the websites
tyres, yet with a single tap of a button, cardio metabolic risk factors within for your local Council, Transport NSW
an ebike can send many of only four weeks. and Sydney Cycleways.
Change your mindset – go Upcoming events to inspire you
“I tried my wife’s electric bike three years Dutch!
ago and was so impressed I bought one • S ydney Rides Festival – A jam packed
myself. After two years of continuous Like every new habit, the first thing program of events starting with
use, it has replaced the use of my car for you need to do is change the way you breakfast in the city on Tuesday 4th
local (20km) journeys. Not for ecological think. Instead of occasionally thinking October and ending with Tour De
or economical reasons but because it’s “It’s a nice day for a ride”, simply try to Hunters Hill on Sunday 23rd October.
more fun, gives me some much needed ride every time you walk out the door There is also Spring Cycle and the now
exercise and is often just as fast as the car. as if it is your only choice. famous ‘Light The City’ night ride (see
It also allows me to park directly outside www.sydneycycleways.net)
my destination rather than hunting for a Join a club or attend a guided
car space.” ride in your area • Sunday 9th October - test ride an
ebike in Sustainability Lane at the
So how does an electric bike work? Kick start getting back on a bike by Lane Cove Village Fair.
With a pedelec electric bike, you need joining a BUG (Bicycle User Group).
to pedal for the motor to operate. You Much like a gym (but much cheaper), • W ednesday 12th October - Ride to
can adjust the motor output to work you will find a bunch of like-minded Work breakfast events in Willoughby,
out at a healthy heart rate, even on the enthusiasts united by their enjoyment Macquarie Park.
hills and as your fitness evolves. The of riding.
bonus of adjusting the power output • T hursday 17th November - Bicycle
means you can pull away safely and The Bike North website has a Maintenance Workshop by Renegade
comprehensive events calendar Cycles.
• Sunday 12th March - join the
Gear Up Girl coast ride, raising money
for The Heart Foundation.
Plan an active family holiday
From Manly Dam to Thredbo and Mt
Buller, tap into mountain biking with
a little electric tailwind and try to keep
the smile off your face.
K7msinAacdede1v9in2e7Fnranotnwcueres can tailor walks or rides
Rail Trails Australia promotes family
bicycle touring through beautiful rural
Bruny Island Bicycle Tours Tasmania
hires regular and electric bikes for
gourmet tours of their island.
find out more about
Bosch powered bikes
and premium European
cycling brands at
Lane Cove West
ByeuErolcizycalebs.ecotmh.aKura1s30s0o30i,0 E60u7 rocycles
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On the Couch by Emily Rowe COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
GRIEF AND TRAUMA
Grief is a wily co-traveller. It can turn up them a set time frame before the loved one is extremely traumatic. The
quite unexpectedly, often at times that condition is described as ‘prolonged expectations of others to ‘get on with it’
are truly joyous. Often when it wells up grief’ and it is regarded as a pathology in can compound the trauma and make it
in my life, my first reaction after the person. more distressing.
the tears and pain is “Where did that
come from?” These times when grief arises, tears are UNRESOLVED TRAUMA
shed and loss is acknowledged are not
My husband passed away suddenly five pathology. They are opportunities for a Quite simply - trauma is energy trapped
years ago, which seems like a long time grieving person to integrate their past in the body. If it is not treated, it will
ago, and yet only yesterday. Most of the and present. manifest in unhealthy ways. Anxiety,
time now I am not overly preoccupied depression, detachment, rage, physical
with his death. Life takes over as it must. People always throw truisms at you illness, despair.
I have a daughter to raise, a calling I am when someone dies. “Time heals all
deeply committed to, and a present that wounds,” or “It was his time.” It’s not up to anyone else to decide what
also includes a new partner who cares is or has been traumatic in your life. No
for and loves all the disparate parts of It’s hard not to tell people to shove it. one else knows your experience and
me, my grief included. None of it makes any sense. You are maybe you have hidden it to stay afloat.
hurting. Try talking to someone who has
And yet at times of change, such as the just hit their thumb with a hammer. Or Facing trauma allows a person to live
advent of Spring, or moving house, or broken their leg. Really nothing matters with grief. Behind the loss is what you
watching my daughter receive an award, but their pain. They cannot think or feel are left with.
the tears come and there is this feeling beyond it and it is all encompassing.
that is so painful but also so beautiful If you or anyone you know needs
and healing at the same time. One response for grieving people is to support in their grieving process, be
suppress the grief and shapeshift. Try proactive in getting the help you or they
PROLONGED GRIEF and be the ‘strong’ person carrying on need. It might just save a life.
– mouthing back the platitudes while
When a person experiences loss and hiding their isolation and sinking further Emily Rowe B.A. B.A.S.S. (Counselling).
grieves a loved one, our society gives and further into despair. The loss of a Suite 5, 2b Clarke St, Crows Nest. Ph: 0405 003 945
[email protected] emilyrowe.net
WORLD Visit us Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-12 noon
PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY or for an appointment call Melinda on 1800 911 989.
World Physiotherapy Day has just passed for another year,
providing an opportunity to reflect on some of the benefits of
At Burns Bay Physiotherapy we aim to find solutions to pain and
injury to get you back to being able to move in a pain free manner
as soon as possible. Our goal is then to help keep you moving
through the years. We do this by keeping up-to-date with the latest
research and working with you on a one-to-one basis to achieve
your desired outcomes. We understand the importance of health
and movement to people’s lives.
Across the globe, physiotherapists keep people healthy and
moving in many different ways using their expertise in exercise,
mobility and function. The changes physiotherapists make
to people’s lives not only improves quality of life but also
reduces overall healthcare costs. According to the World Health
Organisation, people who are physically active have a 50%
reduction in movement limitations and a 40% lower death rate.
It is estimated 10 million cases of dementia could be avoided
if people met exercise recommendations. 32% of the over 70s
population fall each year with 10-25% of these fallers sustaining a
serious injury. Keeping active matters and we can help you.
BURNS BAY PHYSIOTHERAPY.
Ann Ross, Jill Ross, Kirsty Tradell. P: 9427 8333.
161 Burns Bay Rd. Easy parking. www.burnsbayphysiotherapy.com.au
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Pharmacy & Nutrition by Diana Boot
CONGRATULATIONS TO GREENWICH SPORTS CLUB!
Congratulations to Greenwich Sports So how much is enough? Please talk to us in the pharmacy If you
Club for winning the 2016 Northern would like more information.
Suburbs Club of the Year Award! This Doing any physical activity is better
award recognises our local club for than none. The Australian Guidelines for 95 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich
being the best performing club across adults up to 65 years of age recommend Phone : 9436 1675
all the ages. We are proud to be a at least 30 minutes of moderate activity www.greenwichpharmacy.com.au
major sponsor of the Greenwich Sports every day or 30 minutes of vigorous
Club. Our sponsorship ties in with our activity three times per week. This should
commitment to improving the health be combined with muscle strengthening
of our local community, with exercise exercise on at least two days per week.
playing a major role.
Adults over 65 should aim for 30
Some say exercise is the miracle cure we minutes of moderate activity each day.
have all been waiting for. It can reduce This activity should include a range
your risk of heart disease by 35%, and the of physical activities that incorporate
chance of developing diabetes and some fitness, strength, balance and flexibility.
cancers by up to 50%. It reduces the If you have not exercised recently,
symptoms of osteoarthritis and lowers you should start at a level that is
the chance of having a hip fracture by easily manageable and build up to the
almost 70%. It also reduces the chance of recommended amount slowly. For most
an older person having a fall. The benefits people the easiest way to exercise more is
for psychological wellbeing are also clear to make activity part of everyday life, such
– regular physical activity improves self- as by walking instead of using the car.
esteem and mood, promotes restful and
restorative sleep and reduces the risk of So the bottom line is this - you can sit still
anxiety, depression and dementia. for 23 and a half hours per day, but you
must move for 30 minutes every day!
Dental by Dr Mark Casiglia final observation, foremost being poor
THE FLOSSING ‘CONTROVERSY’
What’s the take home message?
A recent story filed by Associated Press act of flossing from other tooth-damaging
caused a lot of discussion, reporting habits such as smoking, high sugar If you want to keep your teeth by avoiding
that there was no evidence that flossing consumption and acid consumption. gum disease, keep flossing.
between teeth has any impact at all on the Also, this kind of study needs to run for If you want to avoid cavities, brushing
incidence of tooth decay. a greater number of years before proper and flossing are of some value, but the
conclusions can be made. majority of your protection will come from
This followed a study published in the avoidance of dietary sugar. Everything
British Dental Journal in 2006 that found Critically, the studies talk about the else, including fluoride application, is
that there was no difference in the number incidence of cavities in flossers and non- there to help us negate the effects of the
of cavities in people who flossed and flossers, but they don’t appear to talk about Western diet we choose to consume.
those who didn’t. the incidence of gum disease, which is Visit the dentist or hygienist every six
really a much more serious condition as it months. They will keep on top of your
Should I throw out my floss? has proven links to systemic health issues. home care techniques and help to point
out any technique issues, provide ongoing
So, do we have cause to doubt the research? Does technique matter? dietary advice to help you avoid cavities,
No, as surprising as that may sound. The remove plaque and tartar deposits that
real question that needs to be asked is how Yes! Tellingly, the one study that actually have escaped your otherwise thorough
reliable the research can ever be, and what proved that flossing conferred a benefit home care routine, and finally identify any
is the research actually saying? Read on involved schoolchildren whose teeth were issues such as gum disease and cavities
before you decide to bin your floss. flossed five days a week by a professional before they have a chance to develop into
hygienist. In other words, their teeth were significant problems.
The first thing the research is telling us is flossed correctly. This study alone serves
that the evidence for flossing is very weak. to virtually discredit all other studies, as it 1 Finlayson Street, Lane Cove. Tel: 9420 5050.
The second thing it tells us is that the results appears to be the only one that involved www.appledental.com.au
of flossing are so inconclusive that flossing flossing being done properly. All others On-site parking, open 6 full days and 2 late nights.
can neither be endorsed or disproven. were observational studies that did Independently and locally owned and operated since 1992.
little to sift out external factors that will
The problem with flossing experiments potentially have a massive effect on the
is that it is very difficult, if not impossible,
when studying a population to isolate the
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Consulting Room Instruments
Amazingly, most of the sounds, listening for murmurs and the electronic models which seem to want a
sounds of narrow arterial flow through day off now and then.
everyday instruments in your valves and in arteries. They are also
useful for listening to sounds in the For a very long time there were attempts
Doctor’s surgery were invented gut such as the splash and groans of to see into the eye. This problem was
fluid in obstruction. Invented in 1816 solved by the development of the
a long time ago, and are actually by Laennec by using a rolled tube of Ophthalmoscope by Hermann von
paper, the stethoscope later became a Helmholz in 1851. At just 29 years of age,
up-to-date antiques! Let’s look single wooden tube applied to the ear he solved the optics to see through the
and chest. The big advance came in pupil and into the deeper structures of
at the history of some of these 1851 when Leared developed a binaural the eye. Today the ophthalmoscope and
model for listening in stereo sound, machines derived from it allow a look
as a change from writing about which is the basis for today’s models. at cataracts in development, evidence of
eyeball pressure or glaucoma, the state of
horrible diseases… The Sphygmomanometer or blood the optic disc and cup where the nerve
pressure machine emerged in 1881, comes through and the state of the blood
The oldest device I could find was the developed by Ritter von Bosch. How vessels supplying the inside of the eye.
Auroscope, also known as the Otoscope. to measure blood pressure had been a The ophthalmoscope helps in detecting
These are used today to see into the ear conundrum for many years. The first damage from diabetes, macular
canal and check the condition of the ear device was strapped to the wrist and degeneration, tears and haemorrhages in
drum. The nasal passages at the front are led to a water tube. A further mercury the retina, changes in blood vessels with
also accessible to an auroscope. What to device allowed for the top pressure, the high blood pressure and even increased
see? Infections of the middle ear, foreign systolic, to be measured. In 1896 the pressure in the brain from a tumour.
bodies such as lost ear buds and bits of arm cuff was invented by Riva Rocci,
paper used for scratching, wax build up allowing for a much smaller machine The Percussion hammer was developed
and narrowing of the canal. I’ll never using a mercury column only. In 1905 by Sir David Barry in the 1800’s and now
forget looking into the ear of a man in Nikolai Korotkoff definitively described comes in all sorts of shapes and colours.
real agony. To my surprise, attracted by the upper systolic and lower diastolic Erb and Westphal catalogued knee
the light, an ant came crawling up the pressures and the distinctive sounds jerks in 1870 and brought percussion
tube! heard with these as they appear and hammers into medical use. Used to
disappear, so defining the pressure. detect subtle differences from one side to
The first auroscope was invented some The mercury ’sphygmo’ remains the other following strokes, tumours and
650 years ago. In 1363, one Guy de the gold standard for blood pressure spinal nerve, the reflex can help detect
Chauliac demonstrated his invention. In measurement today. I still prefer it to the the site of a nerve injury.
1838, Ignaz Gruber developed the funnel
for deeper entry while in 1864, Siegle The tuning fork was developed by John
introduced the pneumatic otoscope Shore in 1711 for musical instruments.
which lets the viewer see the movement Medicine uses the C 512 fork for hearing
of the eardrum with air pressure. testing and the C 128 for vibration sense.
Nerve damage from diabetes and other
Everyone is familiar with the conditions can cause a loss of vibration
Stethoscope, used to listen out for the sense in the legs.
wheezes and crackles of asthma and
bronchitis and for the dullness of sound Looking around at these modern day
found in pneumonia and fluid build up antiques next time you’re at the doctor.
in the lung base where there is no air to One can only wonder what’s next.
transmit normal breath sounds. From
the Greek stethos for chest and scopos BY DR TIM DAVID
for examine, some argue stethoscopes
should really be called stethophones!
They are also used for listening to heart
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NEWS Len working on a turntable.
HEAR THE DIFFERENCE
After almost 40 years in business, Len Wallis is a Lane Cove
institution. His passion for the industry and customer service
focus has been the foundation from which he has grown Len
Wallis Audio, recognised as the most awarded Audio Visual
(AV) company in Australia.
The early days of Len Wallis Audio.
Starting out in 1978 as a one-man systems we use to receive music and find the precise equipment to suit your
band selling stereo equipment from a data with Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music personal music tastes.
shop where Burns Bay Bookery is now and other streaming services opening
located, today Len employs over 20 staff up a whole new world. For clients who are renovating or
skilled in audio, video and home theatre building, multi-room wireless technology
systems operating from a purpose built Len’s business has embraced this or automation systems can be designed
showroom at 64 Burns Bay Road. continuing evolution and is regarded by to suit. Len’s team works together with
many - locally and internationally - as architects and builders to develop and
“I believe that being immersed in a piece one of the finest facilities of its kind in install integrated systems to meet a
of music is one of the great pleasures in the world with High Fidelity magazine in client’s specific needs.
life. And one of the greatest attributes the UK once listing Len Wallis Audio as
of any audio system is its ability to one of the five best Hi-Fi stores in What is common across all these
create goose bumps, or in some cases, the world. solutions is that by visiting Len Wallis’s
to reduce people to tears. It’s not an showroom, you will receive excellent
uncommon occurrence for customers “I really enjoy this industry. There is service and advice to enable you to
to shed the occasional tear while always new stuff happening and it’s find something that suits you. And
listening to a beautiful piece of music on really interesting to see where it’s you’ll have fun along the way, with an
a system that can do it justice. I don’t going next.” opportunity to really enhance your
care how impressive a piece of kit’s music appreciation.
specifications may be, or its pedigree, Regardless of your circumstances, Len
or even its price, if it does not create Wallis has excellent solutions at a range Perhaps you’ll even be moved to tears
this impact it is not doing the job it was of price points so that you can enjoy a as you experience how the right audio
designed to do.” quality AV experience. system can offer quality of sound that
makes you feel like you’re there
When Len started back in the late 70’s, For example, if you are renting and need in concert.
it was all about stereo systems (who a set of speakers that you can take
can recall the ‘bigger is better’ days with with you to your next place, or if you’re Whether you are looking for
large stereo systems that used to take looking for good quality components a simple set of speakers or
up hefty real estate within everyone’s without the big price tag there are a complete surround sound
lounge room). Bluetooth speakers from $200, bench system, Len Wallis Audio
radio's from $300 or a complete has quality equipment to suit
Since then, there have been many compact system from $799 with all the every budget, allowing you to
changes in an industry which continues essentials including CD, FM and DAB+ take your enjoyment of music
to evolve. In the 1990’s, TV and Hi Fi radio, amplifier, speakers, a digital input to a whole new level. Better
began to merge. Then people become to connect your TV, Airplay to stream still, it’s located right here on
interested in multi-room systems so that from your Apple smart devices and our doorstep.
music could be played in different areas connection to your network so that you
of the house. Automation later provided can stream services such as Spotify and
endless possibilities to combine music, internet radio.
lighting, security, irrigation, alarm
systems and more from the touch of For the Hi Fi enthusiast looking for the
a button. And now it is all about the ultimate sound experience, you can
test a range of equipment in one of Len
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Colman has just released a new book about how an ordinary
bloke from the bush became a key figure in the infant TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
heritage movement in Australia during the 1960’s and 70’s. GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL
The House that Jack Built describes how Jack Mundey • $60 - seafood buffet with 1/2 lobster (booking only)
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the NSW National Trust.
Stay tuned for some exciting new developments regarding
The new book was officially launched in mid September and YOUR Club. More details in the coming months.
is a thoroughly researched and lavishly illustrated coverage
of Mundey’s key achievements and activities in the planning LANE COVE CLUB
and construction fields during a busy half-century.
P: 02 9428 5155
“Mundey became a dedicated conservationist who e: [email protected]
achieved fame – and notoriety – for exploits which were 1 BIRDWOOD LANE, LANE COVE NSW 2066
praised by the many, denounced by the few,” says Colman.
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The book concludes with a warning from Mundey: “The
greatest single threat to the environment, locally as well
as globally, is the rapacious greed of big multi-national
Jim Colman will be discussing his new book
‘The House that Jack Built’ at the Lane Cove
Library on 20 October from 6.15-7.30pm and
will talk about Jack Mundey’s ongoing legacy
to value and protect our heritage.
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Come fly with me!
Several decades ago my husband held a empty between New York and London. Private jet travel offers
senior role within a major NZ company, minimum fuss and maximum
headed by a very wealthy and generous However, where I really like the efficiency for those special
man who had a penchant for private concept of a private jet is for special holiday itineraries.
jets. One day, this yearning got the holiday itineraries. So many of the best
better of him and lo and behold, there it places in the world require two to three INVITATION TO ATTEND
was, a sleek little bird for him to travel flights just to get there, yet fly with
at will across the Tasman and up and Australia’s own Captain’s Choice on one We want to demystify this holiday
down the length of Australia and NZ. of its fantastic trips and you’ll be truly experience for you and invite
transported with minimum fuss and you to come and learn more on
Occasionally we would hitch a lift maximum efficiency. The experience WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER,
across the ditch and luxuriate in the is incomparable as you drop in and either afternoon or evening.
cocooning leather seats, feeling very drop out of fabulous highlight locations There will be cocktails and canapés,
privileged, chatting about this and that. - the Outback and the Kimberley, Lord and attendance is free though we
It was an eight-seater aircraft, so you Howe and Norfolk, the Southern Islands do need your RSVP for catering
were never far from an interesting of Australia, or the quintessential purposes.
conversation. Lunch was, by necessity, experience of Cuba and South America.
a simple yet delicious specially catered (That one is my dream trip). NUMBERS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED
fare for there was but a minute galley. so please RSVP early by email at
Ditto the bathroom, generously Captain’s Choice makes bold promises [email protected]
described as ‘compact’. AND delivers. The planes, fitted or phone us on 9428 5900.
with business class style seats, are
Still the pilots flew us safely and comfortably spacious, the cuisine first TRAVEL
we always got to our destination, class and the service exemplary. While Adrienne Witteman
occasionally detouring somewhere en the hotels are carefully researched and
route that might prove interesting, such selected to ensure the best hotels and Managing Director,
as the time we ‘dropped in’ for a swim the best locations, here too the service is Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre.
at Norfolk Island. The absolute best part spot on, to match Captain’s Choice’s own.
about flying in this manner was the On tour, you need never lift your own
convenience, and the private Customs bag – just leave it to the luggage concierge
experience. No having to get to the who travels with you.
airport three hours prior for check-in.
No pesky queues at 6.30am behind the Not unexpectedly, these trips are
zillion others disgorged from 10 planes not for everyone since they’re not
arriving simultaneously. Everything inexpensive on account of their all
was a breeze. inclusive nature. But we can all aspire.
And as I am wont to say to clients, you
Roll forward three decades and do need to look beyond the bottom
private jets are no longer the realm of line since many a holiday’s headline
only the very rich and very famous price can end up significantly more
(or freeloaders in our case!). At expensive than expected. Price is what
Virtuoso Travelweek in August I met you pay, value is what you get. Clearly
with two such companies operating several of our clients concur as they
internationally, one of which sells last are repeat Captain’s Choice clients -
minute seats that would otherwise fly almost disciples!
LANE COVE MARKET SQUARE 9427 6666 LONGUEVILLE 9428 5900 www.trendsettertravel.com.au
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PUREBRED OR DESIGNER DOG?
What is a designer dog? because their faces are not quite so By far the most important characteristic
squashed (brachycephalic), but they to look at when deciding on a particular
Whereas a designer dog is a cross may still inherit a heart problem (mitral dog is the temperament, rather than the
between two purebred dogs, a purebred valve insufficiency) from the Cavalier degree of hair shedding.
dog has been bred to a certain standard parent. So crossing two breeds does not
over many generations so that each dog guarantee that the offspring will be free People are often concerned about the
tends to have similar characteristics and of genetic disease - it really depends on amount of hair shedding that will occur
genetics. Designer dogs of the same the genetic make-up of the parents. with a Labrador dog, but still want the
crosses have varying characteristics Labrador’s friendly temperament. So by
because inherited features of The real issues arise when a designer crossing a Poodle with a Labrador, the
temperament and appearance dog breeder does not take care to select goal is to retain the friendly easy-going
(phenotype) are not predictable. the ‘best breeding stock’, selecting for Labrador temperament with a Poodle’s
ideal temperament, genetic screening reduced shedding hair coat for the ideal
Examples of designer dogs include: for inherited diseases known to that household pet.
specific breed and ensuring the parents
● Labradoodle (Labrador x Poodle) are free of inherited orthopaedic However, there are no guarantees that
problems (such as patella luxation and the inherited temperament will be from
● Spanador (Cocker Spaniel x Labrador) hip dysplasia). the Labrador, as some Poodles are
prone to anxiety. Again, it is vital to see
● Cavoodle (Cavalier x Poodle) It is important to ask questions about what BOTH parents’ natures are like.
the origin of the puppies. It can be
● Pugalier (Pug x Cavalier) hard to trace in some circumstances, While Poodle cross dogs may not shed
particularly as designer dog breeders are as much, their coats tend to be long and
Designer dog breeds are not officially not held to the same standards in terms curly, requiring fairly high maintenance
recognised by the Australian of their pedigree paperwork records. It dog grooming. This can be a forgotten
National Kennel Council, which is the helps to meet the parents and see what expense and time consuming for a busy
administrative body for pure breed their behaviour is like, which will also family. So it becomes a choice between
canine affairs in Australia. give an idea of what size the dog will be vacuuming on a regular basis, or having
(assume the puppy can potentially grow a dog that requires frequent grooming.
In most cases, designer dog breeders to the largest parent’s size).
tend not to be registered breeders, In summary
however there are some that are Considerations before selecting
registered breeders for both dog breeds a designer dog There is no perfect dog breed. In fact,
they intend to cross to create their some of the most beautifully natured
designer dogs. It is important that dog owners realise dogs I have met have been crossbreeds
that the genetics are less predictable from rescue facilities.
Are there less problems with designer dogs compared with
associated with designer dogs? purebred dogs and not to assume that When choosing a designer dog, it is
all crossbred dogs have ‘hybrid vigour’, important to research the temperament
The gene pool is generally wider in or are genetically superior because of and characteristics of both crosses to
crossbreed dogs, which can be an their wider gene pool. see if it suits your situation. Try to meet
advantage in some cases but not the parents before selecting your puppy
others. For example, by crossing a Pug and get a recommendation from other
with a Cavalier (Pugalier), these dogs happy designer dog owners or your local
tend to have less breathing difficulties veterinarian, who may be able to direct
you to a responsible dog breeder.
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There are many dog breed selector
websites which require you to answer a
series of multiple choice questions and
then come up with a list of suitable dog
breeds for your family.
Dr Gretta Howard / Veterinarian
BVsc (Hons) (Uni. Syd), MVs (Sm. Anim.
MANZCVS (Sm. Anim. Med.), MRCVS
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The poppy seed Memsahib's
The seeds of the poppy have been glorified in song and verse,
vilified at times, yet also enjoyed in many exotic Indian recipes. This dish looks very impressive and
can be made without much fuss. It is
In the late sixties, my husband was working for his doctorate As the capsule goes on to excellent for dinner or a special lunch.
in genetics in Canada. We were in Guelph, the site of North mature and ripen, miniscule Serve it with a couple of baked vegetables
America’s oldest Agriculture College. With my boys in seeds are produced inside and a spring salad.
primary school and my husband working each day, I had time the pod, separated by brittle
on my hands each morning. I spent it exploring the town, chambers. There are two MARINADE
waddling through the snow in thermal jackets that were too types of seeds and both are
heavy for my shoulders; cold but happy. I visited libraries, not narcotic. One is the slate ● 1 tspn cardamom seeds
museums and artists’ workshops in the town and on campus. blue/black seed, (slightly ● 1 red onion, roughly chopped
larger and oilier than the ● 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
On one of those walks I found the home of the surgeon - John white poppy seed) which is ● 2 cm piece of ginger, roughly chopped
McCrae - Guelph’s famous son who watched as the battle popular in European breads, ● 3 green chillies, seeded
raged, the guns thundered and the soldiers died painfully cakes and as toppings. ● 2 tspn ground cumin
during the First World War in Ypres. McCrae’s poem The white poppy seed is ● 1 ½ tbspn lemon juice
In Flanders Field rails against the futility of war as he watches used in Asian cuisines,
red poppies, the first to bloom among the graves, mirror mainly as a thickening for ALMOND COATING
the blood stained fields where the fallen lay. The red poppy Indian Kormahs and Goan
worn on Armistice Day is a reminder to us all of the ultimate Vindaloos. ● 1 tbspn almond meal
sacrifice of soldiers everywhere. ● 3 tbspn white poppy seeds, soaked in
Both types benefit from
It is fitting to mention Dr McCrae and his poem as I begin to a light dry-roasting in a warm milk for 30 mins
look at the florals, the fruit and the seeds of the poppy. pan to improve their nutty ● 1 tbspn jaggery or soft brown sugar
taste. The white poppy ● 150ml thick natural yoghurt
Native to the Middle East, the opium poppy has been seed is used in place of the ● ½ tspn turmeric to colour the paste
cultivated for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Homer more expensive almond ● Coriander leaves (optional)
referred to the poppy in his writings, the Egyptians, Greeks meal in recipes calling for
and the Romans knew of it and by AD 800 it had reached rich flavoursome pastes METHOD
Northern India. or sauces, especially when
cooking north Indian ● Trim the excess fat from the lamb,
In the Asian continent, flamboyant poppy florals have all Moghul curries. Because remove the thin membrane and stab the
but been forgotten, while the plant, Papaver somniferum, the seeds are tiny, they meat with a skewer so that the marinade
refers to gentle sleep. And addiction. The Poppy plants have defy grinding. To grind can penetrate.
straggly main stems that grow about a metre high and once successfully, place at least
the flowers have dried, that same plant goes on to produce a two tablespoons of poppy ● For marinade, grind the cardamom
couple of important products. seed into warm milk and seeds to a fine powder. Chop the onion,
leave to swell for an hour, garlic and ginger to a paste with green
After flowering, a rounded creamy parchment coloured and then grind into a paste. chillies in a blender or food processor.
woody capsule starts to grow into a seedpod. While this pod is If you don't have a processor, chop with
unripe, it can be thinly scratched to collect gummy latex that Carol Selva Rajah a knife and then grind to a paste in a
can be scraped off to produce the narcotic, opium. pestle and mortar. Mix in the ground
Food writer/Asian chef cardamom seeds, cumin and cloves.
28 I THE VILLAGE OBSERVER I N0. 256 I OCTOBER 2016 carol@carolselvarajah.
com.au ● Separate into two batches. Coat
the lamb with the first half, cover with
cling film and marinate in the fridge
overnight. Store the remaining marinade
in the fridge.
● The next day, heat oven to 180
degrees (or 170 degrees fan-forced
oven). Remove cling wrap from lamb
and coat with remaining marinade,
pressing close especially on the top and
sides. Place in an oiled, shallow roasting
tin and cover loosely with foil.
● Bake lamb leg for 1 hour, then remove
the foil and test for doneness with a
skewer inserted to the meat nearest
the bone. The skewer should come out
clean. When you are satisfied that the
lamb is cooked and the coating is set,
remove to a platter.
● Press almond/poppy seed coating
onto cooked meat.
● Carve the meat at the table for full
effect. The meat should be moist so you
will not need a sauce.
● Top each serving with a little almond/
poppy seed coating, then garnish with
SEASON FINALE BOOK REVIEW
New bestseller for
The football season for Lane Cove FC came to an end local author
in September with awards, medals and photos handed
out to players at the Club Day at Blackman Park on Hunters Hill local Paula Astridge has just released her sixth
Saturday 3rd September. book, which is a hard-hitting look at war, controversy about
the rich and famous and the thrill of the supernatural.
With just over 890 registered players and over 60 teams this
year, LCFC is now in the top five clubs by size in the Northern “It’s always been my intent to do justice to Australia’s
Suburbs Football Association. With the success of the Over colourful history and its strategic involvement in world
35s team, the Club will have representation in the top division affairs,” says Paula. “My new book Scallywag delves into
for all senior age groups (men and women) in 2017. the world of dirty tricks Britain used to win WW11 and the
fascinating part an Australian played in them.
The season never really ends though and if you are interested
in playing football in the summer, there are a number of “To prepare for a German invasion of England, Prime
opportunities: Minister Churchill set up his secret Underground Army
- auxiliary units manned by civilians called Scallywags -
Summer 5 or 6-a-side competition at Blackman Park. Age who were trained to sabotage the enemy’s occupation by
groups from U8s through to O45s. Please see whatever dangerous means possible. Because this went
www.nsfc.com.au for more information or contact Marcia strictly against the rules of war, their daredevil efforts to
Allman on [email protected] or 9449 4933. save their country were to go unrecognised and meant sure
death within two weeks.”
Junior skills training, Thursday nights at Blackman Park for U6
to U14. Register at www.tas.currinda.com/register/event/1457 For 70 years the Scallywags’ true story has remained a
or contact LCFC at [email protected] for further information. closely guarded secret.
Development squad trials, 17th & 24th November for U8 to “The Australian/ English hero of my story joined their ranks
U14. Register at www.tas.currinda.com/register/event/1458 or in a desperate bid to disprove the charge of cowardice
contact LCFC at [email protected] for further information. which saw him dishonourably discharged from the British
army,” Paula continues.
As we hang up the boots for another season, we look forward
to you all being back in 2017. “Armed with a mysterious gold watch salvaged from his
father’s dead hand on the WW1 battlefields of Flanders,
SPRING CHARITY PLANT SALE TO his mission to clear his name led him to the Battle of El
GO AHEAD – DESPITE A HICCUP! Alamein and to undercover work on behalf of the British
Special Operations Executive (SOE) in France where he
Keith and Maureene Smith have raised thousands of dollars worked with the famous White Rabbit (Ian Fleming’s
for the Breast Cancer Foundation since starting their plant sale prototype for James Bond).
some years ago.
“He endured the extremes of Gestapo torture at
And their spring sale will still go ahead despite a hiccup, after Buchenwald Concentration Camp before making his death-
Maureene broke her leg in late July. Still on crutches, husband defying escape to Portugal where he was to rendezvous
Keith is assuming additional responsibilities as a carer, as well as with his collaborator – the renowned movie star and
beavering away to get plants ready in time for the sale. propagandist, Leslie Howard; both trying to return to
England on fated flight 777.”
“At times it has seemed like an insurmountable task, but Prue
from the Lower North Shore Plant & Seed Group came to the A former journalist/copywriter, marketing director and
rescue and has rounded up some volunteers to help. Together author, Paula says that Scallywag is an astounding, true
with assistance from other gardening friends, things are now story laced with a touch of fiction, which brings these
back on track to ensure that the sale will be as good as ever,” brave men and their deeds back to life so that we can fully
says Keith. understand and celebrate their sacrifice.
The half yearly plant sale will offer a wide variety of plants “I found their courage hard to comprehend. I guess you’ll
available at prices far less than at a nursery and all money need to read it to believe it.”
going to a very worthwhile cause. With old favourites and some
new varieties too, most plants are propagated from Keith and Scallywag is available through all good bookshops, in-store
Maureene’s own garden. and online; from Woodslane Press direct; and from Amazon
worldwide. It can also be obtained via Paula Astridge’s
● TIME: 10am to 4pm ● DATE: Sunday October 9th website www.paulaastridge.com
● ADDRESS: 45 Parklands Avenue, Lane Cove North
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What’s On Movies @ Lane Cove Library – Hail, Caesar! (2016):
in Lane Cove Tuesday 25 October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Set in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950’s, it follows fixer Eddie
Mannix who tries to discover what happened to a cast member
who vanishes during filming. All star cast includes George Clooney,
Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.
Free Council events October Digital Discoveries @ Lane Cove Library: Wednesday 26
October, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Unwind in October - free events to celebrate Mental Health Book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a staff member who can
Month, Carer’s Week and Grandparents Day help with downloading eBooks and magazines or trouble-shooting
your tablet or other device. Specify your preferred topic when
Grandparents and Grandchildren Workshops: Puzzling Minds: making your booking.
Friday 7 October, 10:30am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm,
Gallery Lane Cove Thursday Tunes @ Lane Cove Library – Music from the
Bring your grandchildren along to this interactive workshop and learn Movies: Thursday 27 October, 10.30am – 12.00pm
how play can stimulate healthy minds. In this workshop you will Local musician Graham Ball will discuss the major trends in film
be using puzzles and games to create art installations and learning music from the silent era to the present day.
creative ways to activate healthy minds. To make a booking call 9428
4898 or email [email protected] Sustainability
Meditation and Art Workshop: Wednesday 12 October, Understanding Residential Development: Tuesday 11
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Gallery Lane Cove October, 6:00pm for 6:15pm - 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library
Ana Brandao’s workshop will focus on developing the imagination Thinking of renovating or building a new home? Come along to
through meditation. Ana will also provide insights into some of the this information session to have your questions asnwered by
provocative works from the Room with an Inner View exhibition. Council planners. Topics include: What is exempt and complying
This workshop will benefit those who care for others and people development? How does the development application process work?
who would like to learn tips about how to relax and improve their How do you develop heritage sites and land adjacent to bushland?
mental wellbeing. To make a booking call 9428 4898 or email info@ How do you access the free Sustainability Building Advisory Service?
Nutrition and Wellbeing Cooking Demonstration with Bulk
Source Foods: Wednesday 19 October, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Bookings essential for Bushcare events.
Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road Phone 9911 3583 or book online www.
Are you interested in learning how to use wholesome foods to make lanecove.nsw.gov.au/bushcareevents
quick, easy and tasty meals? In this informative, hands-on workshop
a trained chef will demonstrate ways in which you can be aware of Wetlands Walk: Saturday 22 October,
what you are eating, buying and cooking to stay healthy. To make a 9:30am – 11:30am
booking call 9911 3591 or email [email protected] Explore the river’s edge along the new
boardwalk through Lane Cove’s wetlands
Wellbeing for Teens Seminar: Wednesday 26 October, with ecologist Mia Dalby-Ball. Discover the variety of life found
6:00pm - 7:30pm, Gallery Lane Cove within mangroves and saltmarsh and why they are so important in
Associate Professor Maria Kangas, Centre of Emotional Health supporting our fish populations.
Macquarie University will provide an insight into the common
problems experienced by teens - including somatic/physical symptoms Basic Guide to Grass Identification: Saturday 29 October,
(eg headaches, stomach-aches) concurrent with anxiety and/ 9:00am – 12:00pm
or depression. This seminar is a must for all care givers of teens Do you have trouble telling the difference between weedy and
or pre-teens. To make a booking call 9428 4898 or email info@ native grasses on your Bushcare site? Join us in an exploration of
gallerylanecove.com.au grasses common to bushland and gardens and learn about their
identifying features. Take home some useful workshop notes.
All Library events are free – bookings can be
made on 9911 3634 LUSH Girls Program: Mondays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at
Synergy Youth Centre, 8 Little Street
Library Book Sale: Wednesday 5
October, 10.00am start Join this free, girls-only program focusing on physical and mental
health; stress management; beauty treatments; self-esteem; diet
HSC Study Night @ Lane Cove Library: and nutrition. The four week program (suitable for 11 - 14 years
Wednesday 5 October, 5.30pm – 8.00pm olds) begins on 24 October. Registration is essential via youth@
Join other students at a study night where you have exclusive use of lanecove.nsw.gov.au.
the Library. Pizza and soft drink will be provided.
Tablet Club @ Your Library: Wednesday 12 October, 10.00am
– 12.00pm The Lane Cove Bush Kids’ spring program is a wonderful opportunity
Drop in with your tablet, ask the Library staff questions or talk with to get your children outside into nature. The program runs from
other tablet users. until December with a number of nature activities for young children
aged 2 to 5 years. School holiday activities are for children from 2
Author Talk @ Lane Cove Library – The House That Jack Built: to 10 years. Join us for A Bug’s Life, One Hungry Spider, Lyrebird or
Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero by James Coleman: Thursday one of the activities on offer. Lane Cove Bush Kids is a joint initiative
20 October, 6.15pm – 7.30pm between Council and the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation
Author James Coleman will discuss Jack’s remarkable life and his Society. The program aims to engage young children with nature
ongoing legacy that encouraged Australians to value and protect our and foster a life-long love and care for our natural environment.
heritage. Burns Bay Bookery will sell copies on the night. To view the latest program visit the Council website www.lanecove.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE Last month proved to be an extremely LANE COVE GOLF CLUB PRO AM
MAYOR OF LANE COVE bittersweet month. To be re-elected as Mayor TROPHY PRESENTATION
was an absolute honour following such a
COUNCILLOR tremendous year of achievements for Council. Following a very successful Charity PRO AM day
DEBORAH HUTCHENS However in the same week we learnt that our in September, the Lane Cove Golf Club donated the
case against the State Government had been proceeds of the event to Lane Cove & North Side
If you have an issue that dismissed, which means that I may also have Community Services. This event, held annually
you would like to raise with the unfortunate outcome of being Lane Cove’s as part of the Lane Cove Cameraygal Festival, is
Councillor Deborah Hutchens, last Mayor. a great fundraiser for such a valuable service as
she can be contacted on: Lane Cove & North Side Community Services.
At the time this column went to print, Council’s
PHONE: future was unclear as the decision around INAUGURAL FUN RUN
0422 174 730 making an appeal against the merger court
case had not been determined. Whether my I was up bright and early with over 1,500
EMAIL: time as Mayor lasts another week, month or participants who also took part in the inaugural
[email protected]. year I will continue to represent the interests Lane Cove Fun Run. What a terrific and well-
gov.au of the Lane Cove community to the very end. organised event this was! Members of the
Thank you to the community for your support Lane Cove Public School P&C need to be
– as you will see from the content of this congratulated on such a wonderful initiative and
column, it brings me great joy to reflect on the one that has no doubt cemented its place on the
community spirit that comes to life through so community’s annual calendar.
many events and activities in Lane Cove. As
we continue into the Village Fair, Festival by the CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY
River and Christmas, there will be even more
opportunities to celebrate Lane Cove being Council runs Citizenship Ceremonies throughout
such a wonderful place to live. the year and each and every one is exciting,
however I must make mention of the ceremony
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK held in August. This was one of the most
energetic and fun ceremonies I have had
I had a wonderful evening sharing in the the pleasure to be involved with. There was
excitement of presenting the winners of a personal touch for one of the ensemble
Lane Cove Library’s Children’s Book Week musicians playing at the event whose parents
Competition. There were 315 entries, which were actually becoming Australian citizens that
is a terrific result. Congratulations to night. The energy in the room was lovely and it
everyone involved. was wonderful to see so many happy faces at
such an enjoyable occasion.
BIG FAMILY FUN RIDE
ENJOY THE LANE COVE VILLAGE FAIR
Congratulations also to Don Murchison and
members of the Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory The biggest event in Lane Cove’s diary is here
Committee for their Big Family Fun Ride event. with the Rotary Club of Lane Cove delivering
Deputy Mayor Marc Gold and I braved the the Lane Cove Village Fair on Sunday 9 October.
rain with about 100 others to lead the group This is a huge effort and one that Council is
down to Blackman Park for a celebration BBQ. proud to support, both in the lead up to the event
Despite the gloomy weather, spirits were high and on the day. Be sure to visit Sustainability
and a great morning was had by all. Lane, which is Council’s showcase of
sustainable living ideas along Burns Bay Road. If
Coffee Carnevale was a fantastic COFFEE CARNEVALE you would like to catch the free shuttle bus visit
day out in Lane Cove www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/sustainabilitylane.
What a fantastic day in the Plaza for anyone
fortunate enough to drop by for Coffee LANE COVE NIGHT OUT
Carnevale last month. There was so much
festivity and colour with dancing, music and I encourage everyone to put Friday 28 October
live entertainment. It was great to see so many in the diary as we get ready for the once a year
residents of Lane Cove enjoying the day out event of Lane Cove Night Out. Take advantage
– taking advantage of the sunshine and the of VIP specials, discover new local businesses
chance to sample coffee from some of the and enjoy free entertainment in the Plaza
30 or so coffee outlets featured in the Coffee from 6-8pm. For the full list of participating
Guide that launched that day. businesses, visit Council’s website the week
of the event: www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/
MELBOURNE CUP ON THE BIG SCREEN
It’s back again this year – the popular big screen
in the Plaza for the Melbourne Cup. From 2-4pm
you can catch the latest coverage including the
main race at 3pm.
CHANGE ROOM UPGRADE AT
Works continue on the new change room
facilities on the pool deck level of the Lane
Cove Aquatic Centre. Works will continue into
November and will be completed before the
Summer peak season.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE INVESTING IN OUR VETERANS LEGACY The Lane Cove community can apply for
MEMBER FOR LANE COVE funding of up to $10,000 which can be used
As Member for Lane Cove, I have welcomed for any aspect of repair or conservation of
ANTHONY the news that an additional $175,000 is to be memorials, halls, gardens – any monument or
ROBERTS MP invested in the protection and repair of local building dedicated to our ex-servicemen and
war memorials and funding new education women.
If you have an issue that programs that preserve the ANZAC legacy.
you would like to raise with In addition to the Community War Memorials
Anthony, he can be contacted: It includes $125,000 for the latest round of Fund, a total of $50,000 is available as part
PHONE: 9817 4757 the Community War Memorial Fund, which of the latest round of the Anzac Community
FAX: 9817 5885 helps communities throughout NSW complete Grant Program. This fund assists communities
EMAIL: lanecove@ a variety of projects aimed at protecting and in their work to commemorate NSW’s ANZAC
parliament.nsw.gov.au conserving the state’s war memorials. history.
ADDRESS: Level 3, Suite 302,
230 Victoria Road, As we commemorate the Centenary of An important element of the Centenary of
Gladesville 2111 Anzac, it’s wonderful to see many historic war Anzac commemorations, this is a wonderful
POSTAL ADDRESS: memorials getting the attention they deserve. opportunity for community groups to access
PO Box 524, Gladesville 1675 Having personally served in the Australian the funds needed to complete their projects.
WEB: www.anthonyrobertsmp. Armed Forces, I believe it is vitally important
com.au to reinforce, for our children and future Grants of up to $2,000 are also available
generations, the significance of this legacy. to schools, community organisations and
historical societies for educational and
Many of these memorials have significant commemorative programs and projects that
heritage value for our community, with some support veterans.
commemorating conflicts as far back as the
Boer War, which ended in 1902. Applications close on 11 November 2016 for
the Community War Memorial Fund and on 24
I am very proud to announce that the NSW February 2017 for the Anzac Community Grant
Government recently granted $9,091 for the Program.
creation of a cover to protect the Hunter’s Hill
World War I cannon. This will help prevent its If you would like more information or application
deterioration, with the cannon being a timely forms, visit:
reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that our http://veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-
servicemen and women made in fighting for war-memorials-fund/ or
our freedom. http://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/education/
A MESSAGE FROM OUR GETTING TO WORK IN THE NEW police officer, recently retired after 45 years of
LOCAL FEDERAL MEMBER PARLIAMENT service.
TRENT ZIMMERMAN, This month saw the 45th Parliament officially get I paid tribute to Superintendent Cruickshank in a
MP to work in Canberra. It was an honour for me to be speech to Parliament recently and thanked her for
sworn in again as the Member for North Sydney all she has done for the North Sydney community
If you have an issue that you and your voice in Canberra. Every day I will work and Australia. Over the years Doreen rose through
would like to raise with Trent, hard to repay the faith placed in me by residents the ranks of the police service, becoming a detective
he can be contacted: in our area. and receiving the Australian Police Medal in 2003.
PHONE: 9929 9822 Serving in many locations, Doreen eventually
EMAIL: trent.zimmerman. Turning to local events, it has certainly been a became commander of North Shore LAC and we
[email protected] busy month in our community. are blessed that she held this position until her
ADDRESS: Lvl 10, retirement. A full copy of my speech is available at
2 Elizabeth Plaza, LANE COVE FUN RUN www.trentzimmerman.com.au
North Sydney Nsw 2060
POSTAL ADDRESS: Congratulations to Carla FitzSimons and her BIG FAMILY FUN RIDE
Po Box 1107, North Sydney team on putting together the Lane Cove Fun Run
Nsw 2059 on Father’s Day. This was the inaugural Fun Run This year’s annual Big Family Fun Ride was a
WEB: www.trentzimmerman. and I am sure that it will grow in the years ahead. celebration of cycling in our local community. A big
com.au It was great to see so many families out and thankyou to Don Murchison, Chair of Lane Cove
FACEBOOK: about enjoying the weather and making the most Council’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and his
@trentzimmerman of the harbour views and beautiful streets we are hardworking team for organising such a fantastic
fortunate to have in Longueville and Lane Cove. event. Blackman Park was certainly a buzz with live
music, face painting, games and a sausage sizzle.
It was a pleasure to be there for the start of
the two kilometre run. I have made a personal Trent Zimmerman
commitment to Mayor Deb Hutchens to make and Annabel Crabb
sure I am fit and ready to take part next year! The at Parliament House
committee donated 10% of profits to beyondblue in front of one of the
and the Australian Prostate Research Foundation, tea towels produced
two health charities who do such excellent work. by 'In the Cove' to
promote some of the
TRIBUTE TO SUPERINTENDENT best places in the
DOREEN CRUICKSHANK world – including
Lane Cove of course!
Well-known local Superintendent Doreen
Cruickshank, Australia’s longest-serving female
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A MESSAGE FROM THE CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 8 August 1909 and her tomb lies in the Convent
MAYOR OF HUNTERS HILL chapel in Mount Street. At the time of her death,
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of 750 women had entered the Josephites, there
COUNCILLOR the foundation of the Sisters of St Joseph were 106 houses in which the Sisters lived and 12
RICHARD QUINN (‘Josephites’). Little did Mary MacKillop know institutions sheltered over 1000 people in need.
in 1866 when she and Fr Woods founded the
If you have an issue that Sisters of St Joseph in Penola SA, how wide Mary MacKillop was beatified in Sydney in 1995
you would like to raise and varied the activities of the religious order by Pope John Paul II and was canonised by
with Richard, he can be would become. Pope Benedict XVI at Vatican City in October
contacted on: 2010 to become Australia’s first saint. I was
PHONE: 9817 7599 Mary MacKillop's association with Hunters privileged to be present at this ceremony and to
EMAIL: richardquinn@ Hill dates back to 1883, when the Marist have been educated by the Sisters of St Joseph
huntershill.nsw.gov.au Fathers asked her to send Sisters to teach in in my primary school years.
new parish schools in Hunters Hill, Ryde and
Woolwich. St Mary MacKillop is an exemplary and
legendary Australian who saw a need and
Initially the Sisters travelled by ferry to actively did something about it. The Sisters of
Woolwich and walked to the new parish St Joseph continue this mission today and we
school at Hunters Hill. Under Mary MacKillop’s congratulate them on their 150th Anniversary.
direction, they soon acquired a stone house at
33-35 Gladesville Road (now ‘The Heritage’), GLADESVILLE FLICKS 'N' EATS FESTIVAL
which later became St John the Baptist
Preparatory School for Boys (1922-1964). Gladesville is a fantastic destination for a great
night-out with some top local restaurants being
In 1888 the Sisters also took up residence part of this years’ Flick ‘n’ Eats Festival.
in a wooden convent and boarding school,
originally called Villa Maria, on the corner of Stalls will include Aussie Goodies, Voro Italian,
Gladesville Road and Mary Street. Following a Blue Chilli, Gourmet Pizza Pantry, Bistro Meme,
fire, the convent school moved to a house on Gladesville Rotary and more. A pop-up bar at
the corner of Luke and Short Streets. the Bayview Hotel will supply wines and beer
on tap, with great sounds from Gypsy Dub
In May 1907, Mary MacKillop acquired ‘Toronto’ sound system, the Soniks, Ace Avenue, Jordyn
at 41 Gladesville Road. This became Mount St Richards and others.
Joseph’s Convent and a boarding school for
girls. It closed in 1963 to become a college for WHEN: 5.00pm - 10.00pm, Saturday
young women training to be Josephine nuns, 22 October
and is now an aged care facility.
WHERE: Cowell Street (corner of Victoria Road).
Mary MacKillop died at North Sydney on If possible, walk or take a bus to the venue.
CONCERT Bridge player needed for presents
most Thursdays from
TuAelfsA&dwaaPyreda2srl1foPrJoPluleanrrfedorMamteam8n.oc0er0iapl m 1-3:30pm
WatIuNrDingFALL’EQxcWUelIilNethnTcSeEyhdTenledyiEniAstsesdodcfioadtion We also have volunteer inspired music whose blend of
openings in our Linen
celyn Edey-FaTzUzoEnSeD(AflYut4e)O; CTeTlOénBaERoAuTth7.(0o0bPoeM); Carol CooSmebrevr ice, Community
arinet); John LCarnaenC(boavse-sMooonw)b; rGayraAhnagmlicNainchCohlusrc(Fhr,ench hornV) isitors Scheme and Alturasdazzling jazz are sure to have
nneueC:ove-Mowbra1y9ARn(oBgseelihncitanhndalCtAhhevuePrnocushet,,OLfafnicee)Cove your feet tapping.
Social Support including
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Volunteers can work weekly, Tango and Latin Jazz inspired music whose
ogramme: 15 will be selected from the 2016 Eisteddfod fortnightly or monthly.
Müller: Quintet Nofo.2r itnheEsbe awards. The performances will For more details please AjalzezxaarensdurreatSothraeveety, oHurufneettetrasppHinigl.l,
Ravel: Le Tombebaeu fdoelloCwouedpebryinaanrra.uMdaiseonnceJvoonteesand the email: general@
Warlock: Capriol Suite arr. LaiswaaPrdoirntugsof prizes. • Tic2k.e30tspm- $S3u5nd. ay 9th October 2016
lanecovenorthside.com.au HuCntherisldHirlleTnowunnHdaell rAl1e2xaFndRraESEt .Hunters Hill
erval Admission $25 at the door, school or call: 9427 6425
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selection of pieces arranged by Lisa Portus: • BooBkoionkinggss: 0-209281978681073 6803or 02 9816 4078
or 9816 4078.
Playford: Mr. BeveDriidagrey'sdMataeg: gMoat rjorie Bailey Memorial
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Performing artists are Gerard Willems
Lyall Duke (piano), Marina Marsden (violin),
p://www.lanecovJoeh.fnmLceaw.oirsg(.caluar/ inet), Anita Kyle (soprano)
and Ku-ring-gai Male Choir. www.lanecovenorthside.com.au
for Greenwich Baths Dick Cavell, circa early 1900s?
This summer, the Greenwich community will In 1924 Dick Cavill was given a ten-year lease to develop and
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of manage the baths. Dick was the youngest son of legendary
Greenwich Baths. One of Sydney’s few remaining swimmer Frederick Cavill and a champion swimmer
tidal harbour pools, the baths continue to provide himself. Dick fostered the development of swimming and the
the local community with a haven and meeting Greenwich Amateur Swimming Club was soon established,
place in a sandy indentation along the shoreline of the eastern holding its first carnival at the baths in 1929. During his
side of Greenwich Point. management, further improvements were made to the timber
piles with decking and iron rods for shark proofing. A three-
The earliest proposal for the construction of public baths at bedroom fibro cottage was erected, replacing the tent used by
Greenwich was put to the Council in 1904. The proposal was the lessee. The cottage was used until maintenance became
not implemented. Ten years later another petition came from an issue in the 1960s. The clubhouse was then converted for
a group of local school children attending Greenwich Public the caretaker’s residence.
School, emphasising the need for public baths. A further
deputation from citizens stated the baths should be at least 60 Over the past 100 years there have been many issues
x 100 feet (18.3 x 30.5 metres), cost less than £600 and have an affecting the continued running of the baths, from pollution,
onsite caretaker to supervise swimmers. privacy, dogs and vermin to the ongoing fees, insurance,
maintenance and repairs. During the 1950s the baths were
The Municipal Baths Act of 1896 required that Councils apply labelled a ‘white elephant’. During the 1980s a new design for
for a lease of land from the Harbour Trust before baths could the shark-proof enclosure was commissioned and a Council
be built in their district. Council subsequently applied for, and rebuilding program was aided by state grants. The renovated
was granted, a ten-year lease on a site near Albert Street. The baths reopened in 1990 and have continued to be a popular
Harbour Trust’s lease required Council to mark the depth of the place for relief during the heat of summer, to enjoy a coffee,
water, allow school children free access two days per week and watch the harbour or as a training ground for new swimmers
to ensure bathers were properly screened from public view. and future champions.
During January 1916, Council advertised for tenders for the
supply of materials and construction of the baths. In recent years Greenwich Baths has continued to meet the
changing needs of local families and those from further afield.
During July 1916 Council advertised for tenders to operate The introduction of an innovative beach safety program for
the baths for a three-year lease, with a commencement date junior nippers has taught a new generation of children to
from 1 October 1916. Further Council discussions included the have fun, enjoy the sand and learn water skills. In January
need for bathers to supply neck-to-knee costumes and towels. 2016, a one-day extension of the program introduced refugee
Greenwich Baths were officially opened on 4 November and multicultural children from western Sydney to beach and
1916. At the first low tide, local children were allowed free water safety at Greenwich Baths. Council will be celebrating
admission to clear the pebbles from the sandy base. Initially the Centenary of the Baths as part of its Festival by the River,
school children were allowed free access on Thursday and which runs from 1-13 November.
Friday afternoons, with boys allocated one afternoon and
girls the other. In 1923 dressing sheds were constructed and
a stretcher was placed onsite so an attendant could remain
overnight for favourable early morning tides.
Caroline Jones will present
The 2016 Inaugural
CARISBROOK HISTORIC HOUSE 7pm
!" Guides wanted !" Library
Training provided All welcome
Email: carisb[email protected] Enquiries 0418 276 365
Phone: 0418 276 365 or 9428 1364 25th October
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Tribute to Rev Graham Debus
Rev Graham Debus passed away on He was attending St Stephen’s Throughout his ministry in Longueville
5th September quite suddenly, but Presbyterian Church, Sydney when he he took a wider interest in community
peacefully, and surrounded by family. met Beatrice and they were married in life. He nurtured a love of music
December 1954. They lived in Balmain and from 1969 was President of the
He had been a minister at St Andrew’s and soon began a family. During these Longueville–Northwood Music club
Uniting Church in Longueville for years Graham received encouragement for a time. He participated in Anzac
28 years, retiring to Denistone East to enter the ministry. services at the cenotaph, opened council
in July 1996 with his wife, Beatrice. meetings with prayer, and promoted and
An estimated 170 friends, former Graham spent a year as student engaged with other community festivals.
colleagues and parishioners gathered at minister at Newport in 1960 with his
St Andrew’s with family on Tuesday 13th growing family and then received a Graham was devoted to his wife and
September for a service of celebration call to a country parish centred on family and imbued his children with the
and thanksgiving for Graham’s life. Urana, west of Wagga Wagga. There same wonder of nature, compassion
his liberal theology challenged the for humankind, sense of social
Graham grew up in a house on Mowbray country parishioners and their generally responsibility, tolerance of other cultures
Road and received his early schooling conservative biblical views challenged and sense of humour that radiated from
at Chatswood Primary and then Graham in return. While travelling some within him.
Naremburn Intermediate where he was of the vast expanses of the surrounding
dux. He then attended North Sydney countryside, Graham developed and Graham was a very patient and gentle
Boys’ High School and later North encouraged a love of nature and the man, intelligent and empathetic who
Sydney Technical High. environment in his family. worked passionately towards a peaceful
kingdom on earth.
After training as an industrial chemist, He received a call to St Andrew’s
he worked firstly at Felton Textiles Presbyterian Church in Longueville in
in Mascot and then joined the Mines 1968 and he and Beatrice with their
Department Explosives Branch where, family of five children returned to
among other things, he was involved in Sydney. He engaged deeply with the
letting off New Year’s Eve fireworks. parish and wider community; providing
pastoral care, encouraging ecumenical
Around this time he was a member of endeavours with other denominations,
RAAF (CMF) Volunteers at Richmond emphasising overseas aid and mission
Air Base and received a scholarship to work, promoting a greater understanding
attend Sydney Teachers’ College. He of other cultures, as well as preaching
later taught lower secondary science and teaching scripture at local schools.
and elementary maths.
LOTTERY WINS AND FAMILY LAW separation. In one case in which the
wife won $6 million six months after a
Many people dream of winning the a contribution by both parties equally separation, the judge gave the money
lottery. But for some winners, the and the actual ticket holder and winner to the wife (after a small amount was
dream can become a nightmare, does not get any particular credit for the given to the husband to take account
especially when there is a marriage or amount. of his future needs). In another case, a
relationship breakdown. In fact, there couple were penniless after a 12 year
are many cases in which a lottery win But not always. In one recent case in marriage, during which time the wife
has actually undermined a relationship which a husband won $650,000 one had cared for the husband through his
and contributed to a separation. If this year into a 10-year marriage, he was heroin addiction and looked after their
happens, how do the family courts deal allowed to keep almost all of it because child. Then, a few years after separation,
with lottery wins and other such prizes he kept it all in a separate account and the husband won $5 million. The court
when dividing the property between a the couple had separate bank accounts. gave the woman 15% in recognition for
separating couple? her part in the relationship.
In another case, a husband kept most
A lottery win is a ‘windfall’; that is, a of a $300,000 lottery win because, not So the way family courts treat prize wins
benefit that comes about unexpectedly only had he bought the ticket, but the can be a bit of a lottery in itself! Given
and not as a result of any great skill or wife considered and treated the money the uncertainly and the various possible
effort by either party. Nevertheless, the as being the husband’s winnings and his outcomes, anyone who is going through
courts say that such windfalls are not money. divorce or separation where a windfall is
different from any other category of involved should get sound legal advice
asset, so must be assessed along with all In other recent cases the courts have from a Family Law solicitor to protect
other assets contributed by both parties. stated that what matters is not who their interests.
bought the ticket or from what funds
Generally, if the winning ticket was it came, so much as the nature of the FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST
bought while a relationship was parties’ relationship at the time of the Andrew Corish
in progress using what could be win. If the marriage or relationship was
considered as joint money, the courts intact, the prize should generally be Corish & Co Specialist Family Lawyers
say that the prize should be treated as treated as a joint contribution. North Sydney.
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CULTURE materials that marry well to your
subject. Patrick also uses earth pigments
Let’s dare to dream… mixed with water and pushes this
around. Sometimes the shavings of
In a sense it was a coming home for our guest his Progresso pencils are mixed with
artist demonstrator, Patrick Shirvington, water and make for a rich mark making
when he addressed the August meeting of the mixture.
Lane Cove Art Society.
Perhaps the real message from Patrick’s
entertaining and enjoyable presentation
is to let the inner artist surface, as when
you completely relax and dream, who
knows what possibilities will result.
Happy mark making everyone.
An artwork produced by Patrick Shirvington at his recent demonstration to the Art Society. Photo by Diana Hallowes. The Viewers Choice painting ‘Pears’ by Brownwyn
Van de Graff. Photo by Pat Wilson.
Having attended the local instinctive marks. Accordingly, there
St Michael’s Primary was an absolute purity to this artist’s The Raffle Prize at the recent Lane
School, then St Pius work and it was reflected in the Cove Art Award was won by a
Chatswood, Patrick examples of his art that were displayed. delighted Marie Lorraine Weir. The
thoughtfully recounted “Let the work evolve” and “draw, draw, Viewers’ Choice painting was Pears
his memories of the rich artistic draw.” Embrace the accidents because by Bronwyn Van de Graaff, while
community that existed in the Lane that is where the magic happens – in Rosalind Beavis was the lucky voter
Cove region in those bygone days. the mindfulness zone. who won a magnum of wine.
Not only well-known artists, but Unusually for an artist, Patrick ‘From Little Seeds…’ print by Margaret Vickers.
creative people from the world of made numerous references to Photo by Pat Wilson.
theatre such as Hayes Gordon, resided sport throughout his talk. Once the
in this area. Many artists including techniques are honed, whether it is At the Art Society meeting on
Lloyd Rees (who incidentally attended in the realm of art or sport, fabulous Tuesday 25 October, Margaret
Patrick’s very first exhibition), George outcomes can occur when instinctive Vickers will share with us her
Lawrence, Desiderius Orban, John play happens. Body and spirit are one passion for art and print making
Santry and Guy Warren - the list goes and you enter a place that is “beyond and show how she aims to “reflect
on - crossed the path of this artist. As a explanation and logic.” Patrick the spirit of the landscape” in her
result, Patrick’s introductory anecdotes referred to this as the “translogical” work. Meetings are free and held
accompanied with photos certainly zone and he firmly believes this is in the downstairs premises of the
provided a very appropriate opening to where we harness art. Community Centre at 8pm. All who
what was to become an extraordinary are interested in art are welcome.
evening of art. Observing Patrick demonstrate For further information, contact
with brush and ink was equally John and Denise Heffernan on
A lifelong nature lover, Patrick’s felt compelling. The subject was a 9428 3970 or see
marks made from natural objects scene from the “chaotically perfect” www.lanecoveartsociety.com.au
reflected an artist who not merely Australian bush, so he chaotically
observes his subject, but who chased a tissue laden with ink around LANE COVE ART SOCIETY
seemingly blends into it. As a child he the paper. “Just get into the rhythm By Margaret Vickers
gravitated towards a group of trees of the chaos.” We all watched Patrick
in the playground and decades later, follow his own advice, seeking to
the magnetism of the Australian bush communicate the spirit of the subject
remains stronger than ever. Selecting rather than controlling it. A thousand
as his first subject a banksia seed squiggly lines read as leaves on trees
cone, Patrick used part of the banksia - it was a pure delight to see the inner
longifolia as a brush to playfully make artist uncovered.
marks with crushed charcoal mixed
with water. Except for the paper that Patrick encouraged experimentation
was cartridge, nature had provided with materials. He recounted that
all the materials. Patrick added the Arthur Boyd used hair from the
tail of his horse for a brush! Select
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THE JUNGLE BOOK. Don’t miss this year’s
spectacular children’s show!
Introducing Bedelia Lowrencev - Director Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s 100th like Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera, it’s
of THE JUNGLE BOOK Anniversary at the Hordern Pavilion. a real crowd pleaser and the very
definition of family fun! You’ll laugh
Bedelia has been involved in live theatre Along with Bedelia’s experience as an and cry with Mowgli and her friends as
since 2008, making her professional actress in several short films, art films and they explore the trials and tribulations
debut at the Sydney Opera House in many amateur and professional stage of growing up, learning about the
Opera Australia's La Boheme in 2011. productions, she also has experience importance of friends, standing up
This coincided with her big screen debut. as a performer, writer, ASM and Director to bullies; and facing ‘THE BARE
with the Short and Sweet Festival and NECESSITIES OF LIFE!’”
Bedelia enjoyed several more opera is currently involved in a professional
seasons with Opera Australia including production of a new Australian musical WHEN: 18 November to 3 December, 2016
La Boheme and Die Tote Stadt across Faces with Kore Productions. WHERE: The Performance Space @
2012, 2013 and 2014. St Aidan’s, 1 Christina Street, Longueville
When Bedelia is not performing, BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com/KIIF
On top of this, Bedelia has been she enjoys her position as Social For more information, go to:
lucky enough to be employed as a Media Manager for Word Travels www.lanecovetheatrecompany.com or
singer at several events including - the International Performing follow us on Facebook.
weddings, memorial services and the Writers' Association, and her current
employment as a Drama Teacher for By Lane Cove Theatre Company
Kids Up Front Drama Academy; writing www.lanecovetheatrecompany.com
and directing plays for school children at
primary and secondary levels.
“I’m very excited about directing The
Jungle Book,” says Bedelia. “It is such a
lively and dynamic show that absolutely
draws the audience in with its twists,
turns and transformations. With so
many exciting and familiar characters
Can you spare some time? WEEKLY DRAMA CLASSES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHILDREN AGED 6-17 YEARS - ENROL NOW!!
Opportunities for all children to develop further self-confidence
You can make a real difference and personal skills of expression through communication,
in an older person’s life. voice development, movement, creative and imaginative drama,
characterisation, mime and improvisation which is fun and
With a team of over 200 volunteers, Lane Cove engaging for all.
& North Side Community Services provides TERM 4: Junior (6-9 year olds) - Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
a range of services to support over 500 older INTERMEDIATE: (10-12 year olds) - Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm
residents living in our local community. SENIOR: (13-17 year olds) - Friday 4.30-5.30pm
We have volunteer openings in our Linen Service, VENUE: The Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road,
Community Visitors Scheme and Social Support Lane Cove
including car drivers and van drivers. Volunteers
can work weekly, fortnightly or monthly. www.cameraygal.com
For more details please email:
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or call: 9427 6425
Wellbeing and healing through art
This month Gallery Lane
Cove will be hosting the art to express our aspirations and Anne Buckingham, Reading the leaves, recycled paper
interactive installation by imaginations, such as Virginia Wolfe’s
local artist and art therapist A Room of Ones’ Own, where the artist of papermaking, ceramics, photography
Anne Buckingham, titled requires a space to be free from the and painting.
Room with an Inner View. Art therapists distraction of the world, to imagine, Sunshine is a leading NDIS provider
often make artworks that are visual think and create. supporting children and adults with a
tools and healing responses when disability to live a great life. Through
working therapeutically with others. The exhibition will also include an area the use of different art mediums and
for people to interact and make their techniques, Sunshine artists will take
Art takes many forms. It is often a own works and add to the exhibition. you on a colourful and creative journey.
political statement, a scientific study, We encourage big kids, little kids and
exploration of dreams, expression kids at heart to make simple articulated Both exhibitions will open with
of emotions, a platform for telling paper puppets that speak to your the artists on Wednesday, 5
stories, presenting research, displaying own inner thoughts and feelings or October from 6pm. Please RSVP on
religious and cultural traditions, a simply play, create and meditate. We 9428 4898. The exhibitions will be
process or experiment and much more. also have an extensive public program open until Saturday, 29 October.
This exhibition looks at how artists as part of the exhibition which
and wellness professionals are using includes, grandparents and grandkids Phone: 9428 4898
visual art as a way to respond to mental workshops, a public discussion about www.gallerylanecove.com.au
health issues, as healing actions and anxiety and emotional complexities for
a process to understand our inner teenagers, programming wellness and
thoughts, memories and feelings. art health programs and meditation and
art in the gallery. For more information,
The exhibition is set in a child’s visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au
bedroom, a space that creates a sense
of the familiar. The bedroom is a Running alongside this exhibition
metaphor for dreaming and a shelter will be Pulp, Pinch, Pixel and Pallet
to contemplate our inner selves. The Exhibition. This is Sunshine’s latest art
room has been used in literature and exhibition and visual feast celebrating
the vibrancy of colour used in the art
BUSY TERM FOR LANE COVE
ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR Cameraygal Wind Symphony with Music Director A good-sized audience was welcomed
MARK BROWN Gavin Staines by our conductors Phil Arnold and
Gavin Staines. The audience enjoyed an
Young musicians - do you play The Lane Cove Concert Band had a afternoon of fine music, followed by a
an orchestral instrument? very busy term as they prepared for delicious afternoon tea.
Why not try a couple of the Almost Spring concert that was held
at the Hunters Hill Town Hall on the Our woodwind group, Tambourine Bay
rehearsals with us? 28th of August. The concert saw the Winds, also participated in a combined
Contact Karingal and Turrumburra Concert workshop during August with Brisbane
Bands and the Cameraygal Wind Group ‘Little Winds’. The two groups
[email protected] Symphony perform an extensive range worked together in tutorials and
0411 413 335 of musical pieces, including works from then held a combined concert at the
www.facebook.com/ Henry Mancini, Holst’s First Suite in Eb Waterview Community Centre.
LCYouthOrchestra and a Tuba Concerto by Sparkes which
featured soloist Matthew Impellizzeri. COMING UP
The Lane Cove Concert Band is looking
forward to participating in the Village
Fair again this year, with Burns Bay Big
Band and Stringybark Jazz performing
throughout the afternoon.
We are also working towards a great
community event that will be held at
Hughes Park on December 4th where
you will see four of our ensembles
present a fun and festive concert for
local residents. Put the date in your
diary and come along with your picnic
for an afternoon of great music.
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p Waters what lay below me in the deep waters.. Karen Paull
Great Barrier Reef gave me three different Life can be like my dives. Living on the surface COMMUNITY
JOIN THE GREENWICH ARTSamidst the vibrancy and pleasures of life is very
htful snorkel amongst the dazzling colour of appealing and hard to leave voluntarily. But usually
TRAIL IN NOVEMBERf fish and coral. An endless delight that I
we are forced to face harder realities at some stage. Being
well-equipped to face them is an advantage, but even if not,
an attitude of future hope can help us through them,
first scuba dive which proved problematic especially if accompanied by helpful others. (I was vMeryycghlaapdlaoifncy style would be classed as
rt and early difficulties with air! The dive having my instructor close by!) The experience of thae ‘dreefpletchtsive practitioner’. I like to listen,
the sea lacked the vibrant colour, but there then enriches our return to better times – if we allowaexgipat.einri,einncthe,erelifglhect towf tihthatontheewrswaisnddotmry.
es of bottom dwellers – including a shark
us. My motto is ‘life in all its fullness’.* It does not denyTthhise experiential practice mirrors my
ofaoigwtasnin‘u, nGloikdehlya’ sfa‘sithhojwounrunpey’ .inTimmyelaifnedin
ing at the surface again for the third dive. It difficulties in life, but acknowledges them as part unexpected ways, to my awe and often,
irst dive, but enriched by the knowledge of fullness.
* from John 10:10 in the Bible delight. As a child raised by atheist
0 299 751, e. [email protected] parents, God’s self-revelation needed to
Supported by Lane Cove Uniting Church be emphatically convincing to continue
to be persuasive in my life. It remains a
source of ongoing hope for me.
Some of the Greenwich artists exhibiting in November’s Arts Trail. Sometimes I think the world has gone
mad with its insistence upon scientific,
The ever-popular Greenwich Village Arts Trail, now in its rational proofs to ground the intangible.
fifth year, will feature even more art this year with 23 artists However, our viewpoints are coloured
planning to open their studio doors to the public on the by our environment and core beliefs,
weekend on 5-6 November. sometimes causing us to make incorrect
assumptions. Achieving a balance
With 17 studios open from 10am to 4pm, narratives, and some are stitched and between these two poles is important.
there will be oil, acrylic and watercolour appliquéd. Merely distrusting our own and others’
paintings, sculptures, jewellery, pottery, experience and suprarational
photography, linen, silk and paper prints "I have explored the idea of textiles and encounters becomes a sad place to be,
on display and for sale. surface in my work. I want to reveal and lacks hope.
the weave, the threads, the warp and
One of the new participants is the weft. I have added stitches and Sharing stories amidst a community
indigenous artist Mclean ‘Mac’ Ryan. appliquéd petal forms as highlights," of diverse yet supportive people, helps
Mac is a Council Officer and well known says Lucinda. "These remind me of clarify experiential truth amidst our
to local residents. She creates her oil antique samplers and 17th-century assumptions and biases. As your stories
and acrylic paintings on corrugated iron. stumpwork tapestries. The stitching and context are unique, they have value
may also suggest contemporary in contributing to mutual learning. Such
"My art is a link between the present and environmental issues, as it symbolises discussion encourages us all to move
my indigenous ancestors. It represents repair." forward together, better informed, to
my personal spiritual connection to the engage with our rapidly changing world.
land," says Mac. "I hope to represent the The Arts Trail represents a diverse mix I would encourage us all to explore
deep connection and interdependency of cultural backgrounds, with artists ways we can adopt this approach to our
between all living things and the having lived, worked, studied and relationship with others.
influence each has on the other. practised in many corners of the world.
I will be hosting an open, respectful
"My work tells stories of people and Dana Dion visits and paints in her native discussion to follow Hugh Mackay’s
events that transcend time. Working Israel; Gulcin Seven returns often to Beyond Belief book talk, to enable a deeper
within the Greenwich Parklands keeps her birth country of Turkey; traveller exploration of our faith and beliefs.
me in touch with the land and with my Elizabeth Anderson paints in Italy and
indigenous cultural roots." lives part of the year in Buenos Aires, WHEN: 7.30pm, Wednesday 19 October
and Anthea Boesenberg has studied and VENUE: Lane Cove Uniting Church hall,
Many of the artists on the Greenwich taught printmaking in America and has corner of Figtree St & Centennial Ave,
Village Arts Trail have won multiple hung in exhibitions round the world. Lane Cove. Supper provided.
awards and have been hung and RSVP: would be appreciated:
shown in prestigious art events. Visitors can enjoy wonderful bush and EMAIL: [email protected]
Susan Rothwell, working in oils and waterfront walks as they wander from PHONE: 9428 2240
watercolours to create wonderfully studio to studio, and choose from
vibrant works, has exhibited in the four cafes for meals and coffee. Train, ‘THREE THINGS WILL LAST FOREVER
Archibald twice. ferry and bus stops are all within a - FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE - AND THE
short distance of the trail and maps GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE’
Lucinda Chambers has had her beautiful are available at the local shops or on (The Bible, 1 Cor. 13:13, NLT).
floral paintings hung in the Sulman and the website. See www.facebook.com/
‘Patch’ is in this year's Sulman Prize. GreenwichVillageArtsTrail/ CONTACT DETAILS:
Her paintings of gardens contain hidden Rev Karen Paull - 0400 299 751
Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy
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LANE COVE WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL
LCWPS students enjoyed their recent athletics carnival, with activities organized throughout the day for students in-between events.
New resident chickens, Salt and Pepper, track events taking place OPERATION ART FATHER’S DAY
are settling in well to their new home simultaneously, while Sport EXHIBITION BREAKFAST
at LCWPS. in Schools hosted tabloid Our annual Father’s Day
activities for K-2 and for Recent artworks created by breakfast was a huge
SALT AND PEPPER students in 3-6 who were our stage 1 art club were success despite the weather.
in-between events. It was exhibited at the Operation Everyone loved participating
As part of the school lovely to see so many parents Art 2016 Exhibition at the in the activities with the paper
environmental programs/ supporting our students on Newington Armory Gallery plane contest proving very
practices and social skills the day. at Olympic Park. Each artist popular. It was great to see so
programs, we are trialling was invited to attend the many dads attend K-2 literacy
the introduction of having ZONE ATHLETICS opening, with 800 artworks groups after the breakfast.
live chickens in the school CARNIVAL on display from almost 300 OLYMP-ATHON
grounds. Our two chickens, schools. These will remain at The second of our school
named Salt and Pepper, have The Lane Cove West Zone the gallery for a month before P&C student fundraisers, an
just started laying eggs. Track and Field Teams touring rural NSW. Olymp-a-thon, was recently
Selected students will be travelled to Narrabeen held at school. The morning
working under supervision to for two days of tough K-2 ENRICHMENT commenced with an official
help look after the chickens competition against the best WORKSHOP opening ceremony and the
in a new lunch club called young athletes in the zone. lighting of the Olympic torch.
the ‘Chook Chat’. Students The weather managed to On a recent Saturday Children represented different
are helping Mr Josling build hold off for both days and afternoon, 70 children countries and participated
a fence to create a chicken Lane Cove West managed participated in a K-2 in a range of sport activities
run around the secure coop. to put in some outstanding enrichment workshop which they recorded in an
Teachers are looking forward performances. organised by our gifted Olympic Passport. Money
to studying the chickens in and talented committee. raised from this event will
future units of work. KINDERGARTEN 2017 The groups were offered go towards buying school
TOURS biology, soccer, robotics, resources.
BOOKWEEK town planning, visual arts SCHOOL PRODUCTION
Two school tours were and hands on science Our very talented Stage 3
All children K-6 had the recently conducted for experiments. Children were students performed Alice
privilege of taking part in families of Kindergarten 2017 nominated by their teachers in Wonderland JR at two
a literature festival with students, with 80 parents to participate and were matinees and two evening
well-known illustrators attending. We look forward mostly led by some of our performances. The children
and authors. The full to meeting the students at very talented parent body, have been rehearsing before
day of activities included the Kindergarten Orientation assisted by Lane Cove West and after school for two
participating in workshops of Program next term. If you teachers. terms and their hard work and
storytelling, illustrating, book know of anyone who has a determination certainly paid
signing and art and craft. The child who has yet to enrol for SWIM SCHOOL off. The sold out audiences
following day, K-2 children 2017, please let them know to were mesmerised and we are
came to school dressed as contact our school office. Our K-2 children have incredibly proud of their efforts.
their favourite book character. thoroughly enjoyed
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL CHOIR PERFORMANCES participating in an eight-day Students mesmerised audiences during their
swim school program. This recent Alice in Wonderland production.
What wonderful weather Our two senior choirs proudly valuable program not only
we had for our first K-6 performed at the Sydney teaches the children how to
Athletics Carnival. The day Opera House. The Arts Alive swim but also focuses on
ran smoothly with field and Primary Choral Concert was very important self-help skills.
conducted and accompanied
by Mrs Cowell and Mrs
Adams, and the Primary
Chorals Choir was conducted
and accompanied by Mrs
Lamb and Ms Watt. These
exciting and prestigious
concerts featured a massed
choir of 700 students from all
over NSW. Congratulations to
all students involved.
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IF IT’S BROKE, FIX IT! BY WENDY BISHOP
It was a millefiori brooch, the size of a macaron, and it would have
been lovely to wear except for the broken pin. Our volunteer helper
on the jewellery repair table last month was able to remove the
broken piece and fit a new fastening.
The jewellery repairer has a stash of team at Repair Café has devised a new Wendy, head of the kitchen team at the Repair Café,
useful components, waiting for the right system to keep the repairs flowing keeps the cappucinos flowing.
opportunity to be used. The donations smoothly with orderly queues. Thanks to
that visitors make to the Café let her Celia, Daisy and everyone who has put Alasdair helping to sharpen blunt kitchen knives at
purchase the spare components and the time and effort into the new system. Repair Café.
glues necessary for repairs.
Wendy provides the spread of cakes and
But what really made her day and put an savouries for the ‘café’ side of the Repair
extra smile on her face was finding that Café. Asked about this month’s special –
the broken pin was just the right size a tasty broccoli dip – Wendy confessed
for the next repair – on another brooch. that she loves to go into the garden and
Two repairs and no waste. see what’s growing, dreaming of ways to
combine and complement the flavours
There are plenty of good stories coming of the season.
out of the Café and the items needing
attention are wide and varied. Another T he next Repair Café days are on
example is Tracy at the sewing table, Sunday 2nd and 9th October, between
who helped Ali from Bangladesh with 1 and 3pm, at the Church Hall,
children’s’ backpacks that needed only corner of Pacific Hwy and Mowbray
a few stitches in awkward corners to be Rd. Bring your household gadgets,
perfectly functional. Result – one very jewellery or sewing for repair.
pleased visitor who can see value in the
things we’re used to throwing out. For more information, phone Wendy
on 9420 4884.
With record numbers for August – over
70 items brought in for repair with
multiple items for each visitor – the
Swap Meet: Clothes Swap Party Cash in on your second fridge or freezer
Come along for some guilt-free shopping as part of Unplug your spare fridge or freezer and decrease your
National Recycling Week. Get rid of and collect some energy costs!
new, pre-loved clothes for free!
Fridge Buyback’s professional removalists will collect
You will be given buttons as your currency depending and recycle your second fridge or freezer. Call 1800
on how many items you bring. Please arrive at check- 708 401 to book. Plus - if the removal doesn’t involve
in time and hand over your clothes for us to ‘set up going up or down more than six stairs, you can receive
show’. Remember the golden rule of quality a $25 rebate.
- only bring items you would happily give to a friend.
Saturday 12 November
Check in at 10:30am, event 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road,
Register at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/greenevents or
call Council’s Waste and Sustainability Education
Officer on 9911 3507.
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BITS&PIECES PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected]
ALL AGE SUNDAY SCHOOL HALLAM AVENUE TENNIS CLUB LANE COVE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Contact Lyndall 0411 413 335 or
Classes 9am each Sunday. Morning 58 Hallam Ave, Lane Cove West. New Meets fortnightly at 8.00pm on
tea provided. Metropolitan Baptist members welcome. Hire courts from Thursday evenings. Details 9428 LANE COVE RSL SUB-BRANCH
Church, 223 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove $10 per hour. Call 0424 229 259 or 4834 or 9873 6315.
West. Pastor Mario Schiavone on email [email protected] Meets first Thursday of each month
0434 432 175 or visit LANE COVE CHORISTERS at the Lane Cove Club at 10am. Keep
www.metropolitanbaptist.net.au HEALTHY LIFESTYLE up-to-date with RSL matters, DVA and
Senior ladies' choir welcomes new community services. 9906 5934.
AQUALUNA CHOIR Strength Training - use adjustable members. Rehearsals on Thursday
free weights and body weight afternoons at St. Aidan's Church, LANE COVE TOASTMASTERS
Fun acapella choir seeking singers- exercises to improve muscle strength, Longueville. Regular concerts given.
pop, gospel, world, sacred music. Tuesdays 2.35-3.35pm. 10 week term, For information, contact Bev on Become a confident public speaker
Wed 7.30pm, St Andrew's church $110/$88 (concession). P:8877 5300. 9418 9063. supported by a friendly group. Meets
hall, Longueville (from Term 4). 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday 6:45pm -
Enquiries: Christine on 0411 738 528 HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY CHOIRS LANE COVE COAL & GAS WATCH 8:25pm at 23A Stokes Street, Lane
or [email protected]. Cove. Enquiries: 0403 392 122. www.
Open to new members. Meets on Meets first Monday of every month at meetup.com/Speak-Lead-Inspire-
BON APPETIT TOASTMASTERS Monday nights in school terms, Lane Cove Library 6.30-8.30pm. New Lane-Cove-Toastmasters/
7.30-9.30pm at LCM Church, cnr members welcome. We are holding a
Meet over dinner on second Beaconsfield Rd and Dalrymple Ave. public meeting about the economics LANE COVE SUSTAINABILITY ACTION
Wednesday evening of each month Call Anna 0433 024 354 or of coal and impacts of coalmining GROUP Meets on the third Thursday
in a supportive learning environment www.hummingsong.com.au on our farming communities. 2pm, of every odd month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul,
and great social atmosphere. For info, Sunday 23rd October, Greenwich Sept, Nov) at the Lane Cove Library,
contact Margaret on 0404 049 565, HUNTERS HILL BRIDGE CLUB Community Hall, 46-48 Greenwich Rd. 7-8.30pm. 9428 3553 or 0421 442 840.
www.batm.org.au All welcome. For more information,
A friendly club offering lessons phone 8964 7805. LANE COVE WEST TENNIS CLUB
BNI BUSINESS EXPRESS LANE COVE for beginners, refresher courses, LANE COVE CONCERT BAND
supervised sessions, state and Courts for hire day or night at
BNI is a highly professional business national competitions. For info, visit Want to join a local, friendly musical Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive (off
networking organisation whose www.huntershill.bridge-club.org or organisation? Six ensembles, from Wood St). Amenities and children's
primary purpose is to exchange phone 9879 6803. beginner to advanced concert playground. Contact Vic on 0417 667
qualified business referrals. Contact bands, 2 jazz bands and a woodwind 020 or www.lcwtennis.com.au
Jim Ellis on 9420 1895 or email HUNTERS HILL CONGREGATIONAL ensemble. New members welcome.
[email protected] CHURCH Cameraygal Wind Symphony LAUGHTER MELODY YOGA
rehearses 7:45pm Thursday (AMEB
CARER SUPPORT Our main gathering is Sundays grade 5 or higher); Join one hour laughter yoga sessions
at 10am and during the week in Turrumburra Concert Band rehearses to help you feel good, boost health
Carer Line is a free telephone various homes in our community. Cnr 7:45pm Wednesday (grade 3-4); and happiness. All welcome. Coin
information/support service Ferdinand & Alexandra Street. Phone Karingal Concert Band rehearses donation. Enquiries: 0403 392 122.
specifically for/about carers providing 9817 2282 or www.hhcc.org.au 7:30pm Tuesday (grade 2-3); Check sessions at www.meetup.com/
information, support and referrals. Stringybark Jazz rehearses 7.30pm Laughter-Melody-Yoga/
Call 1800 242 636, Mon-Frid, 9-5pm. HUNTERS HILL MUSEUM Mondays (grade 5 or higher). Visit
www.lccb.org.au or phone Jackie on LAVOCE INC. COMMUNITY CHOIR
COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN Open Mon to Frid, 10am-12noon at 9427 5529.
Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Meets weekly, 6.15-8pm at the Lane
Offering free activities: Sunday Street. Regular exhibitions and events. LANE COVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Cove Living and Learning Centre,
Walking group, Christian Meditation, www.huntershillmuseum.org.au 180 Longueville Rd to sing for fun.
The Mums Network. Karen offers Join Caroline Jones as she presents No audition necessary, new members
community connection and a holistic HUNTERS HILL WOMEN'S BOWLING the inaugural 2016 Lane Cove welcome. Enquiries: Adrian Lee 9427
Christian perspective on life. Visit: CLUB We are seeking new members. History Prize. Tuesday 25 October 5321 or www.lavocelanecove.com/
www.lanecovecc.com or Tuesday mornings. Free lessons. at 7pm in the Lane Cove Library.
phone 0400 299 751 Come and enjoy the friendship. Phone Visitors welcome and supper served. LONGUEVILLE ST AIDAN'S
0419 258 662 or 0408 110 082. Enquiries 0418 276 376. ANGLICAN CHURCH
COMMUNITY GARDEN (Permapatch)
JAZZ BAND LANE COVE RESIDENTS FOR Sunday morning services 8am &
Behind Chatswood South Uniting RECONCILIATION 10am. Friendship Service for the
Church, cnr Mowbray Rd and Stringybark Jazz rehearses Monday frail aged, 11.30am on 1st Wed of
Pac Hwy, Lane Cove. Huge, quiet nights in Lane Cove, and currently A local group of Aboriginal and non- month. Healing service, 6pm on 3rd
garden. 50 members. Sharing info, has vacancies available. The band Aboriginal community members. Sun of month. Youth group, 7pm on
workshops, general and private plots. plays a diverse range of jazz from Come along for free public events to Frid during school term. Playgroup
Sun 2pm. Ph Mandy 9436 2891. Swing, to Blues, Latin, R&B and celebrate Reconciliation and NAIDOC for toddlers & carers, 10am Mon &
Funk & performs throughout the weeks. Enquiries 9428 1197 Tues. Craft Circle, 10am on 3rd Frid
CONCERT FOR CONGO – a fundraising year at festivals, community events or 9428 4447 or of month. Cnr Christina & Arabella St.
concert with a lively mix of western and private functions. Contact: www.nswreconciliation.org.au www.staidans.com.au
and African music and dance to assist [email protected] or
in sustainable projects for children (mob) 0410 566 953. LANE COVE SCRABBLE CLUB LONGUEVILLE UNITING CHURCH
to attend school. 2 pm, Sunday Pizza & Movie Nights. Tues 11 October:
November 6 at Pitt Street Uniting LANE COVE BRANCH OF THE New in Lane Cove North, meeting Tootsie (1982) Oscar-winning comedy
Church. Adult $25, concessions COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION fortnightly on Thursdays from 6pm starring Dustin Hoffman and Bill
$15, under 8 - FREE. Book tickets at in The Meeting House, 23A Stokes Murray. Tues 1 November: August Rush
https://www.trybooking.com/MQXI Meetings held on second Thursday Street. Enquiries to Bob on (2007) - Academy Award nominated
C3 CHURCH LANE COVE of month, 10.15am-12.30pm in the 0400 226 541 or email drama starring Robin Williams. For
Lane Cove Library, Room 1. For info, [email protected] catering purposes, please book on
Sunday services, 10am, Lane Cove call Morag on 8407 9582 or email 9427 4740 or 9428 4287. BYO drinks.
Public School Hall. Homebase [email protected] LANE COVE UNITING CHURCH $10. 6.30pm pizza, 7.15pm movie.
Youth – 7.15pm Friday nights in
school term. Monthly ACEAustralian LANE COVE BUSHLAND & All are warmly welcome to worship LCM ANGLICAN CHURCH
Contemporary English) conversation CONSERVATION SOCIETY in the chapel, Sundays 9.30am, cnr
evenings. Phone 9418 9211. Figtree St/ Centennial Ave or come for 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove.
www.c3lanecove.com.au Meets 2nd Tuesday each month coffee at 10.30am. Weekly activities Playtime: Wednesday mornings @
at 7.30pm, Lane Cove Tennis Club, include Christian Meditation and 9.45am - 12 noon (Junior Jivers 10 -
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Kenneth St, Longueville. Next meeting Mahjong. Phone 9428 2240 or email 10.30am). Fridays @ 10am - 12 noon.
is Tues 11 October. Important AGM lanecoveunitin[email protected] A range of activities for children 0-5
Fridays 10am-12 noon. Improve your to be held. Ensure attendance to get and their carers.
conversation English with trained all environmental updates - both LANE COVE YOUTH ORCHESTRA
facilitators. $3/ week. Info from LCM good and bad. We'll also hear the LOWER NORTH SHORE MULTIPLE
Church office on 9427 1163 or latest from active LC Mining & Calling young musicians! Have you BIRTH ASSOC
www.lcmchurches.org.au Gas Watch sub-group as well as ever played in a symphony orchestra?
Bushkids activities. Maybe by then Why not come along and try out in A club run by volunteer parents
FOODFAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN we'll also have the latest on Council one of our rehearsals. Scholarships of multiples (twins, triplets etc) to
amalgamation battle. For info, phone offered for selected students. www. support and assist other parents.
F ree individual plots for growing your Ron 9427 1125 or Helen 9427 4845. lanecoveyouthorchestra.org.au Weekly playgroup.
own veggies, fruit and herbs still Email [email protected]
available. or visit www.lnsmba.amba.org.au
See [email protected]
42 I THE VILLAGE OBSERVER I N0. 256 I OCTOBER 2016
MAHJONG CROWS NEST COMBINED meet A JOURNEY THROUGH THE
at Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest HUNTER COAL FIELDS
Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm- Place, Crows Nest, at 10.00am third
4pm in the Lane Cove Living and Thursday monthly. 9439 3455 By Jann Dark and Sally Kennedy
Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Rd.
Lessons available April and October. LANE COVE COMBINED meets at The Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch group recently joined a
$5 donation. Phone Nelly 9427 1208 Lane Cove Bowling Club, Burns Bay heritage train trip through the coalfields of the Hunter Valley.
or Vanessa 9428 2972. Road at 10am, second Monday
each month. For further information The train travelled from Maitland to Gulgong along the Sandy
MEALS ON WHEELS HUNTERS HILL phone 0414 978 596 Hollow line, which is now mostly used for the transport of coal.
From the train windows we could see massive holes in the
Delivers healthy, affordable meals to LANE COVE LADIES meet at ground cut into the beautiful landscape, great black slag heaps
client's homes. Friendly volunteers Lane Cove Club at 10am, second towering above the open cut mines and the fields around the
deliver on a daily or weekly basis. Wednesday monthly.9419 5068. mines grey and dry.
For services to Hunters Hill,
call 9817 0101. WILLOUGHBY COMBINED meet at During the train trip, locals told their stories of the damage
Chatswood Bowling Club, Gordon coalmining and power stations have caused to their
MEETING HOUSE COMMUNITY Ave, Chatswood at 9.45am, third communities, their health, land and water.
CENTRE A not-for-profit organisation Tuesday monthly. 9428 3357.
with a varied and interesting program Wendy Bowman’s story illustrated how the people have suffered
of activities catering for people HUNTERS HILL COMBINED meet and their tenacity and courage. For more than 30 years Wendy
of all ages including playgroups, at Hunters Hill Club at 9.30am, first has been fighting coalmines. She lost a thriving dairy to an
Community Café, community Tuesday monthly. 9879 3725. adjacent coal mine that destroyed her water supply; her next
garden, yoga, craft, seniors outings farm was also swallowed up by a mine; her third farm she
and shopping trips. Located at 23a HUNTERS HILL LADIES meet at refused to leave, and she fights on to stop yet another mine
Stokes Street, Lane Cove North, Hunters Hill Club, 12-20 Madeline St consuming her land.
ph 9427 1841. The Meeting House at 10am, fourth Monday monthly.
Kindergarten caters for children aged 9816 5116. Financial analyst Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance
3 - 5 yrs, with highly experienced and Studies Australasia at the Institute for Energy Economics
university qualified staff offering a full WAVERTON COMBINED meets at and Financial Analysis outlined his research that shows the
preschool program Mon to Thurs 9am Lane Cove Country Club, 180 River structural decline of coal as an export industry for Australia. He
to 3pm. Located at 47 Burns Bay Rd Road, Northwood on the third warned that the mines along the Hunter and the new ones being
(opp Coles), ph 9008 5549. Monday of month at 10.15am. planned face the real possibility of becoming stranded assets in
www.meetinghouse.org.au Phone: 9955 5126. the near future.
MEN'S SHED ROTARY CLUB OF LANE COVE Coal companies now own up to 27% of prime farmland in
some shires; 16% of fertile land is covered by open cut mines;
Currently looking for new members. All welcome at our weekly meeting. there are 42 huge open cut coal pits of which 50% will never be
Drop in for a cuppa and a chat. 6.15 for 6.45pm until 8.15pm, refilled; 70,000 hectares of new mine areas are planned, and coal
Located in the carpark at St Columba Tuesdays at the Lane Cove Country companies own rights to 143 billion litres of water.
Retirement Centre, 15 Figtree St. Club, 180 River Road. Dinner cost
Open Mon, Tues and Thurs, 10am- $20/head. www.lanecoverotary.org As Sally Kennedy, a member of the Lane Coal and Gas Watch said,
3pm. Call Ted on 0428 024 208 or or phone 0407 216 552. “Having the chance to see the coal mines of the Hunter Valley up
email [email protected] close brought home the enormity of the situation and inspires me
SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION to help the campaign to stop any more farms being lost.”
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR
SENIORS Relaxation and simple FREE classes. Discover how to In support of communities whose lives are being impacted by the
mindfulness exercises to bring more achieve inner balance, peace and coal mining industry, Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch are planning
joy and peace into your life. FREE deep understanding. No obligation. a public meeting to be held at 2pm, Sunday 23rd October in the
monthly session with Dr. Ana Brandão Lane Cove Library, Tues 7-8.30pm. Greenwich Community Hall, 46-48 Greenwich Rd. For information,
at Lane Cove Library. 3rd Monday of For info, call Clare on 0422 798 498. contact Jann on 8964 7805 or Cathy on 9817 4935.
the month at 10.30 am. Phone 0428
569 373, email SHINNYO-EN BUDDHIST TEMPLE FREE LEGAL ADVICE
[email protected] or visit
www.livinginharmony.com.au/ Celebrate Lane Cove Living. Spend As part of a community service, local solicitors Fay Frischer
meditation/seniors-meditation your day with a focused mind by and James Shevlin are offering free legal advice from
reflecting on a key statement for the 6-7.30pm Monday nights (except for public holidays) in the
NORTH SHORE BRAIN TUMOUR day that will be displayed outside Lane Cove Library. Consultations generally take 20 minutes.
SUPPORT GROUP the temple during the Cameraygal
Festival. Everyday from Friday 12 Fay and James have each practised as solicitors for over
Provides patients and families with August . All welcome. Inquiries: 9418 35 years and can assist you in areas relating to Family Law,
education & emotional support. 6688, email [email protected] or criminal and traffic matters, guardianship issues, Wills,
Meetings are facilitated by health visit www.shinnyo.org.au Power of Attorney, conveyancing, general disputes and
care professionals and held at North authentication and witnessing of documents.
Shore Private Hospital. For details, SPIRIT OF LIFE UNITARIAN
email Allison O’Dea @ snog@snog. FELLOWSHIP Next talk is 10.30am WOM:NI - WILLOUGHBY OLDER ZUMBA CLASSES IN LANE COVE
org.au or visit www.snog.org.au on Sunday 16 October. A highlight MEN: NEW IDEAS "Meet a friend
of our talks this month is Virginnia - Make a friend - Be a friend." For Get fit, sweat, make friends and have
NORTH SHORE PROSTATE CANCER Hastings speaking on "Has our men over 55. Meetings held in Club fun! Classes suitable for everyone
SUPPORT GROUP society lost its moral compass?". Willoughby, Crabbes St, Willoughby www.zumba4u.com.au or call
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre. every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. For Dianne on 0406 765 827.
Information and support to people Phone 9599 1180 or info, call Doug on 9417 3715
impacted by Prostate Cancer. Next www.sydneyunitarians.org/
free meeting is 5-7pm, Thurs 20
October. Next speaker is Doctor U3A UNIVERSITY OF THIRD AGE
Michael Lowy, Sexual Health
Physician. Note a lot of women Whatever your interest, U3A offers
attend with their husbands. Venue an extensive variety of events and
is Kolling Building, 5th floor, North intellectually stimulating daytime
Shore Hospital. For info, contact John courses held in an informal, friendly
Fullagar, 9498 1984 or 0400 420 602 atmosphere. Ph 9262 2702 or
or visit www.prostate-cancer-support- www.sydneyu3a.org
WAIG - WOMEN'S ACTION AND
PROBUS CLUBS INFO GROUP Stimulating speakers,
discussions and book reviews
Fellowship meetings for retirees. for women of all ages. Mondays
Programs include guest speakers, 10.30am in school terms. Lane Cove
regular excursions, morning, Library, Meeting Rm 1. For info, call
afternoon tea and lunches. Caroline on 0411 016 784,
[email protected] or
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WHAT'S ON IN
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
03 05 06 07
HOLIDAY VILLAGE BUS SOCIAL BOOMERS 9:30am-3pm
9am - 11:45am BRIDGE/GAMES TABLE TENNIS
MAH-JONG CLUB 12:30pm OR 2:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm COLES
1pm - 3:30pm
9.15am - 11.45am
10 12 13 14
COMMUNITY CAFE VILLAGE BUS GOLDEN GIRLS TABLE TENNIS
12 noon - 1:30pm 9am - 11.45am FASHION PARADE 12:30pm OR 2:30pm
MAH-JONG 10am COLES
1:30pm - 4:30pm SOCIAL BRIDGE/ Phone Shopping
9.15am - 11.45am
17 19 GAMES CLUB
BOOK CLUB VILLAGE BUS 20
9am - 11.45am BOOMERS
All that I am - SOCIAL 10.00am - 1.00pm
Anna Funder MAH-JONG BRIDGE/GAMES TABLE TENNIS
1:30pm - 4:30pm 12:30pm OR 2:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm CLUB
26 1pm - 3:30pm COLES
24 25 Phone Shopping
VILLAGE BUS 27 9.15am - 11.45am
COMMUNITY CAFE BUS TRIP 9am - 11.45am
12 noon - 1:30pm Sculptures by the Sea MAH-JONG BRIDGE/GAMES
Bondi 1:30pm - 4:30pm BOOMERS
CLUB 10.00am - 1.00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm 1pm - 3:30pm TABLE TENNIS
12:30pm OR 2:30pm
9.15am - 11.45am
WHAT'S COMING UP
Bass and Flinders Boat Cruise
Join us for our final trip of the year
FOR ALL BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES CONTACT US:
164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, 2066 l Phone: 9427 6425 l Email: [email protected]
BUS TRIP: This month we visit the Sculptures by Road, Lane Cove. $4 includes afternoon tea. All TABLE TENNIS: Two sessions every Friday. A small
the Sea at Bondi Beach. Starting with a guided tour welcome. Please call Julie for details. donation for afternoon tea is appreciated.
of the exhibits in the Marks Park area, then enjoy MAH-JONG: Every Wednesday at the Living & EASY PLAYING - LOTS OF FUN!
the beautiful water views with lunch at the Coogee Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road. $5 includes BOOMERS: Informal social group for independently
Legion Club – please contact our office to book afternoon tea. All welcome. For enquiries please mobile; sticks/walkers welcome. Outings are
$40. 10am – 3.00pm. Bookings limited. call Nellie 9427 1208 or Vanessa 9428 2972 typically three hours and include destinations
FASHION PARADE: Join us for the Golden Girls VILLAGE (SHOPPING) BUS: Weekly door to door such as cafés, parks, galleries, museums, historic
Fashion Parade at Living & Learning Centre, 180 service, Wednesday mornings, with 2 hours in houses and other places of interest. This month we
Longueville Rd at 10am on 13 October. $10 inc Lane Cove Village. Drivers/volunteers bring any visit the Sydney Bus Museum $45 includes outing
delicious morning tea. Please call to book. shopping up from WOOLWORTHS to bus and carry and lunch at Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford and
COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Community Café provides a any parcels to the kitchen bench on your return. the Sculpture by the Sea $10 includes exhibition,
wonderful three-course meal plus tea/coffee - $15, $7 single or $10 per couple. Bookings essential. morning tea and transport.
on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Bus pick PHONE SHOPPING: Weekly service, Fridays FOCAS GROUP: Become a Community Centre
up just $5 return– Bookings essential. 9:15am – 11:45am. Phone our office and speak volunteer! 1st Monday of the month Morning tea is
BOOK CLUB: Meets 3rd Monday of the month. to our friendly Volunteers, who take down your provided. We knit, sew, crochet all sorts of articles
Discussing the book, “All that I am" – Anna Funder. shopping order. COLES Lane Cove staff pack & and make handmade calico dolls for children in
$4 includes borrowing the book and afternoon tea. deliver the orders the following Tuesday. There is hospitals and the needy. We have four street stalls
SOCIAL BRIDGE/GAMES CLUB: Meets in our no charge for the phone-in service; COLES charge each year to generate information about our service
Community Room downstairs at 164 Longueville a small delivery fee. and fundraising. We look forward to meeting you.
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COMPUTERS LANE COVE Mount your TV on the wall or RETURNS
NEED HELP? SERVICED OFFICES make life a little easier with a
touch screen control. ■ Business
• PC Repairs Suite 7, 43-45 Burns Bay INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS: ■ Trust & SMSF
• Sales & Upgrades Road, Lane Cove £ Home Automation & Control
• Email and Internet AVAILABLE NOW £ TV Sales and Installation HG ACCOUNTING
• Virus removal £ C ustom Audio Video & TAXATION
• N etworking including Space available in the SERVICES
heart of Lane Cove. Installations
wireless One or two man offices. £ Wi-Fi & Network solutions • 9427 8774
• H ome & Small Business • 0425 238 510
13 YEARS EXPERIENCE Fully furnished. www.iinstallit.com.au
Hot desks coming soon. SUITE 4, 98 LONGUEVILLE ROAD
NO CALLOUT FEE TO ENQUIRE, PHONE : PH 13001 install LANE COVE
9418 6056 / 0419 485 492 1300146782
Ken Foster e: [email protected] www.hgats.com.au
0414 256 535 Complete Lock & www.balletstuff.com.au
Electronic Security Zumba® GOLD in Lane Cove
METRO 1 Solutions for your Affordable Dancewear Lane Cove
Perfect for active older adults Jazz, tap, ballet, gymnastics, costumes
COMPUTER SERVICES Home and Office who are looking for a modified
Zumba®class at a lower-intensity. Ballet shoes $17, Leotards $12
TAI CHI Keys Locks Safes Remotes Check the class schedule on: Shop 2, 91 Longueville Rd
HOLISTIC CLASS www.zumba4u.com.au or
SUITE 38, 2 CHAPLIN DRIVE Enter from Birdwood Lane Carpark
Thursdays 10-11am. LANE COVE 9418 9277 Call Diana 0406765827
Lane Cove West Bowling Club. www.alertlocksmiths.com.au
For balance, relaxation and health.
Enrol at club or call
Lynette 9420 9421
ACCOUNTANTS Infinity Wealth....................... 9420 9558 King of Kebabs..................... 9418 9533 Gallery Lane Cove................ 9428 4898
Juliard Finanical Services.1300 302 188 La Piazza Pizza..................... 9427 6041 LC&NS Community Services.9427 6425
Brian A Scott C. Acct........... 9418 6669 Kingston Financial............... 8117 2900 Lane Cove BBQ Kitchen....... 9420 8288 Lane Cove Council................ 9911 3555
Deborah Hill.......................... 9420 4660 MLC Advice Centre............... 8035 7650 LC Chinese Kitchen.............. 9427 0099 Lane Cove Library................ 9911 3634
Fodera & Co.......................... 9418 9418 Mortgage Choice.................. 9420 3052 Laughing Ganesha............... 9420 3876 Lane Cove Seniors Centre... 9911 3555
Harry V Turner and Co......... 9427 0599 NAB.............................................132 265 Le Resto................................ 9427 6272 Susan's Welcome Home Help9. 428 4494
H& R Block Accountants..... 9427 9335 Net International Finance... 9420 2939 Le Simpatico......................... 9427 6018
Infinity Financial................... 9420 9558 Smartline Home Loans........ 9420 1895 L'Italiano................................ 9420 1101 DRY CLEANING AND
Kingston Financial............... 8117 2900 St George Bank..........................133 330 Noodle King.......................... 9427 0855 ALTERATIONS
MAM Advisory Group........... 9428 6000 Suncorp Bank............................131 175 Ogalo Portugese Chicken.... 9427 1200
Travis & Travis C.Acct.......... 9427 6555 Westpac Bank....................... 8962 4388 Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe.. 97482111 Blossom Tailoring/Alterations.9427 8817
One Birdwood....................... 9428 5155 Lawrence Dry Cleaners........ 9428 4368
ARCHITECTS, BUILDING BARS & CLUBS The Junction......................... 9418 8005 Minyan Design Tailor........... 9420 8848
& DESIGN Patchai.................................. 9427 7882 New Mayfair Drycleaners.... 9427 5667
Lane Cove Bowling Club...... 9420 5793 Persian Basement................ 9428 5812 Sally's Alterations................. 9428 5675
Architects Johannsen....0412 122 599 Lane Cove Club..................... 9428 5155 Pho Sam Noodle House...... 9869 0499 Triple A Dry Cleaners........... 9427 3402
Archizone Interior Design.... 9428 2857 Lane Cove Country Club...... 9427 6631 Sircus Café............................ 9418 3222
Buildscape Complete B.S.... 9428 3055 Longueville Hotel................. 9427 2021 Stain Cafe.............................. 9427 8083 ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER/
Carpenter - Michael.........0419 861 545 Unwined Café & Bar............. 9418 8074 Subway.................................. 9418 8355 COMMUNICATIONS
Cant Dibden.......................... 9418 8633 Xago....................................... 9418 6643 Super Mix Juicery...........0410 715 802
D. Hall Building Appraisals.. 9418 7750 Sushi Maru............................ 9418 8222 Asmarina Consulting Services9. 420 4658
ECR International................. 9418 3318 CAFES, RESTAURANTS Unwined Café & Bar............. 9418 8074 Classic Audio........................ 9428 3333
Garage Door Repairs........... 9427 8383 Via Napoli.............................. 9428 3297 Electronics Central............... 9420 3811
Handyman - John............0420 201 256 Artisan Brooklyn...................................... Wok Passion......................... 9420 9567 Fastrack Technology........... 9043 5303
LJ Boland.............................. 9427 1511 Caesars Pizza Palace.......... 9427 6197 Zest Café and Gelateria....... 9428 2039 Len Wallis Audio................... 9427 6755
Martin Wesley Builder.....0411 856 492 Café Zivelli............................. 9420 1103 McIntosh Electrical.........1300 627 727
PMB Plumbing...................... 9428 4041 Chargrill Charlies.................. 8095 9761 CHILD CARE Raw FM Network.................. 9420 4900
Reliance Roof Restoration1. 300 300 748 Crust Gourmet Pizza............ 9418 9222
Sissons Neves Architects... 9420 8855 Curry Lane............................. 9428 2922 Birrahlee Kindergarten........ 9427 5900 KIDS & TEENS
Delhi Hutt.............................. 9428 5557 Burns Bay Cottage............... 9418 6188
BAKERIES & PATISSERIE Dominos Pizza...................... 8424 4050 Greenwood Early Education1. 300 947 336 Ballet Stuff............................ 9428 4404
Food by Charles................... 9427 2210 LC Occasional Care.............. 9428 2324 Burns Bay Dance Studio.0402 779 330
Bakers Delight...................... 9418 3849 Gelatissimo........................... 9418 7465 Meeting House .................... 9427 1841 Crayons............................1300 232 111
La Provence.......................... 9418 9364 Greenhouse Asian Salads... 8540 0404 Stringybark Day Care Centre.94273584 Kidstuff.................................. 9427 4333
Pottery Green Bakers........... 9420 4793 Lodge..................................... 9420 1629 Imagination Dance............ 458 333 063
The Cake Man....................... 8021 6195 Fusion Coffee....................... 9418 8074 COMMUNITY SERVICES LC Dance Academy.............. 9418 7338
Fourth Fish............................ 9427 4896
BANKS & FINANCE Ground Caffe........................ 9420 0410 Centrehouse ......................... 9428 4898 FASHION - MENS
Hayworth Restaurant.....0429 471 555 C3 Church.............................. 9418 9211
ANZ Bank.........................1800 033 844 Gazman................................. 9427 3095
Aussie.................................... 8084 9733 Good Will Op Shops............. 9418 6835
Commonwealth Bank...............132 221 St Vincent de Paul................ 9427 1115
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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS compute
● personalised COMPUTING MADE EASY!
● accelerated learning
● no levels • One to one computer tuition • Reasonable hourly rate
● no teacher change • Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7 & Apple products • Laptops, ipads,
● consistent progress desktops, smart phones • Email / internet/ skype /e bay/
● w elcoming indoor heated pool gumtree • Organise files and folders • Computer & multi function
printer installation • Back-ups • Update to windows 10 before
environment time runs out • Resumes, employment applications • Lodge
forms with health care providers and government agencies
35 years teaching experience, result guaranteed
developing A LOVE OF WATER FOR LIFE… E: [email protected] PHONE
Babies to Butterfly • learn to swim • stroke development
• stroke correction • stroke refinement • preparation for www.helpUcompute.com.au 0401 908 111
ocean swimming/fitness/adult/special needs.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LANE COVE & NORTH SIDE
Lesson size of your choice • 30 mins one2one • 20 mins COMMUNITY SERVICES:
one2one • Shared 30 mins siblings or similar level
• 30 mins/45 mins mini squad (max 4) • family swim (max 4) l D isability Support social group, once a week. Must enjoy
+ bonus adult use of steam/spa/sauna at time of session. people and socialising.
Lesson allocations all transferrable. No year round l F riendly and capable drivers to drive client in their own
bookings/commitment, lessons booked term /holiday. car to appointments.
VENUE: EASTERN VALLEY WAY. WILLOUGHBY For more information, please contact Carolyn on 9427 6425 or
HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL JANE 0411320495 email [email protected]
MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL:
FASHION/ACCESSORIES WOMEN Chambers Cellars................. 9427 3922 Apple Dental......................... 9420 5050 Knots in Knead..................... 9438 5008
Coles...................................... 9427 0199 Ben Ebert Psychologist..0403 197 533 Lane Cove Aquatic Centre... 9418 8858
Adam Larissa Fashions....... 9427 6291 Lucky 7 Convenience Store.9420 0888 Better Hearing...................... 9394 8465 LC Chiropractic Centre......... 9428 4033
Baku Swimwear....................................... Go Vita Health Foods........... 9427 4420 Bikram Yoga......................... 9420 4300 LC Family Medical Centre.... 9427 7622
Bella Cove Lingerie............... 9418 6776 Mori Mart............................... 9427 7631 BlueFit Health Club.............. 9418 8888 Lane Cove Denture Clinic.... 9411 1179
Blue Illusion.......................... 9456 6041 Spices of Asia....................... 9418 8684 Bodytone Yoga................0423 595 557 Lane Cove Foot Clinic.......... 9428 3000
Fuschia Boutique................. 9428 3601 The Source Bulk Foods....... 9420 5055 Bridget Sheehan Pharmacy.9427 2241 LC General Practice............. 9418 9670
Good Will Op Shops............. 9418 6835 Woolworths........................... 9420 0134 Burns Bay Dentistry............. 9420 2888 Lane Cove Optical................ 9428 5070
Iris & Lin................................ 9427 1395 Burns Bay Medical Centre... 9427 4855 Lane Cove Orthodontics...... 9427 8088
Miss V Boutique................... 9418 9333 HAIR & BEAUTY Burns Bay Physio................. 9427 8333 Lane Cove Radiology........... 9418 9096
Running Bare........................ 9420 3025 Carlisle Swimming............... 9417 2060 Lane Cove Podiatry............. .9420 4673
Stedmans Fine Jewellery.... 9427 3924 A Beauty................................ 9427 2222 Central Avenue Dental Care.9428 4888 LC Speech Pathology........... 9418 3503
St Vincent de Paul................ 9427 1115 Allcare Laser & Cosmetic.... 9420 5577 Chemist Warehouse........1300 367 283 LC Therapeutic Massage..... 9427 6628
TS14 + Virtu.......................... 9418 9844 Art of Beauty......................... 9420 4422 Connect Hearing.................. 9420 2300 LC Village Pharmacy............ 9427 0864
Zjoosh.................................... 8065 0744 Beauty in the Cove............... 9420 1880 Cove Dental........................... 8413 1779 North Shore Gym................. 9420 2815
Bellini Hair Hunters Hill....... 9817 4422 Curves.................................... 9418 6833 Northpoint Psychology...0419 467 794
FLORIST Chic Scissors........................ 9427 6164 Define Nutrition...............1800 333 463 Nursing Links Universal....... 9427 2252
Cleopatras Beauty Clinic..... 9428 2196 Dentocare.............................. 9427 1099 Pilates Connection..........0400 012 693
Spotted Orchid...................... 9418 6770 Cutting at the Cove.............. 9428 2149 Douglas Hanley Moir........... 9427 6340 Priceline Pharmacy.............. 9418 6426
Lane Cove Flower Lady....... 9420 0105 Elan Hair................................ 9418 8171 Dr Abe Mordoc - Dentist...... 9428 5170 Rebalance Centre of Health.0400 600 035
Pure Flowers......................... 9427 8214 Elizabeth's Beauty Clinic..... 9428 5049 Dr Vasili Orth. Surgeon........ 9420 1444 Reflexology & Healing......0433521939
Elysium Hair Design............. 9427 0733 DrPapadimitriouoOrth.Surgeon.9418 9777 Swimming Lessons.........0411 320 495
FOOTWEAR / SHOE REPAIR Gai's Salon............................ 9420 0554 Dr Li's TCM Clinic.................. 9418 3778 Tai Chi Holistic Class........... 9420 9421
Gambino Hair....................... 9427 6062 Emerald Medical Centre...... 9420 0222 Thai Chiva............................. 9420 8082
Lane Cove Shoe Repairs..... 9428 2619 Hair by Erika......................... 9427 5088 Emily Rowe Counselling 0. 405 003 945 The Foot Group.................... 9428 3000
LC Village Shoe Repairs...... 9427 3376 Hair Suite.............................. 9428 5522 Energy Essence...............0410 471 557 Top Gum Dental................... 9427 1888
James Duffy......................... 9420 3387 Eyes on Lane Cove............... 9418 3329 Total Care Hearing .............. 8999 9523
FRESH FOOD Jason Villa for Hair.............. 9428 4327 Flex Hearing.......................... 9879 7776 Vision PT Personal Training.9427 8462
Natural Nails Design............ 9428 3381 Gavin Starr Pharmacy......... 9427 1755 WHAT Hearing....................... 9420 2300
About Life.........................1300 434 154 New York Nails..................... 9420 8187 Greenwich Pharmacy.......... 9436 1675 Yogabowl.......................... 0411 155 165
Agora of LC........................... 9427 2275 Sloans Hair Boutique........... 9420 4880 Health Space...................1300 364 180 Zumba classes 4u............ 0406 765 827
Big Barra Seafood................ 9427 0077 The Clever Cut...................... 9428 2237 Hypoxi Body Studio............. 9427 2727
Figtree Greengrocers........... 9420 2111 Toni & Guy............................. 9427 3213 ILS.....................................1300 941 037 HOME & HOMEWARES
Hudson Meats...................... 9427 9000 Tres Jolie............................... 9420 0700 Massage Envy ..................... 8459 9380
LC Village Fruit market........ 9428 1733 Zara Skin Care Clinic............ 9420 9777 Infinite Energies/Wellness.. 9427 7259 Declutter Service.............. 0404 025 280
Lime Leaf Fruit & Veg.......... 9420 0102 Japanese Yoga................0413 136 036 DKOR Interiors...................... 8084 5803
Riverview Meats................... 9427 2108 HEALTH / SPORT / FITNESS J.Brandt-Sarif Physio........... 9420 8802 Eco Downunder................ 0411 612 632
Thomas Dux.......................... 9420 4833 Found Gifts &Homewares. 0411 427 670
A Better Smile Dental.......... 9427 3366
GROCERIES & LIQUOR Action Plus Physio............... 9837 4440
Anytime Fitness................... 9418 6299
BWS Liquor........................... 9427 2058
Cellarbrations....................... 9427 6222
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AustraliWaRenheraeDylouoEwmsanttaatoitbnee! TPM/L VISIT OUR OFFICE or OUR LADIES
CAN COME TO YOU
P 9436 1556
PEOPLE VALUES PROPERTY
Proudly supporting Australian Charities & Wildlife
PATRICK OCT 2016 Lane Cove’s
GRIMES & CO.
SOLICITORS Home-made morning tea Best
10am - 12 noon, $3 Plumber
Emma Grimes and
Michael Fitzgerald St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall, for the last 25 years
Now in our 40th year Christina St, Longueville.
• Friendly Fast Service
in Lane Cove Wed 5 - Scrabble/ UNO • All Plumbing & Maintenance
WILL ACCEPT Thur 6 - Favourite movies • Blocked Drain Specialist
INSTRUCTION IN: • Gasfitting / L.P.G.
Conveyancing. Wed 12 - Scrabble • Hot Water Systems
Commercial Law. Thur 13 - Games • Roofing / Gutters
Criminal Law. Wed 19 - Scrabble/UNO • Stormwater / Drainage
Wills and Probate. Thur 20 - Albert Namatjira
Traffic Matters. Litigation Wed 26 - Scrabble A PROUD RECORD OF
Thur 27 - Roald Dahl EXCELLENCE & GOOD VALUE
Frank 9427 3215 / Marg 9428 2277 0418 863 554
Telephone for an appointment: 9428 4041
9428 1577 All work guaranteed. Licence 13508
1st Floor, 139 Longueville Rd.
Lane Cove Ever wondered what your relative did or
where he/she served during WW1 or WW2?
By researching and interpreting official and
family records we can provide the answer.
Hot Dollar.............................. 9418 6044 Final Finish Framing............ 9816 2304 HOBBIES, PETS Don't lose
Iris & Lin................................ 9427 1395 IQ Printing............................. 9418 7177 Furever Pets.......................... 9427 5739 your precious
Romantic Notions................ 9427 6952 Lovely Photo Centre............. 9418 9077
Smart Bargains ..............0413 381 021 MBE Business Service......... 9418 8450 TUITION memories
The Hunted......................0498 222 130 Motifex Audio Productions. 8065 5207 Driving Lessons.................... 9420 8440
Photo Audio/Video Conversions 0429 709 951 Flute Connections................ 9420 4499 Convert your VHS Videos,
HOME MAINTENANCE Stuart Leal Photographer.0414 551 956 G4 Guitar School.............0416 425 242 Slides, Paper Photos, records
Alert Locks & Security......... 9418 9277 Learning with Confidence... 9816 5959
Rubbish removal.............0409 041 617 REAL ESTATE AGENTS/ Soundhub.........................0450 045 753 and Audio Cassettes to
PROPERTY DEVELOPERS Vikki's Mandarin..............0433 031 556 DVD,CD or Memory Stick.
www.rubbishrescue.com.au Allen Estate Agents.............. 9410 2277 Also basic (single camera)
Australian Domain Real Estate 9436 1556 TRAVEL
LEGAL Belle Property....................... 9087 3333 Flight Centre....................1300 534 318 event filming.
Courtenay & Co.................... 9420 1622 Blunts Real Estate................ 9427 5800 helloworld Lane Cove.......... 9418 6866
Integroe Partners............0408 675 310 Bresic Whitney .................... 9816 8888 Trendsetter Travel................ 9427 6666 PHOTO AUDIO &
Leslie Hargraeve Lawyers... 9420 8871 VIDEO
O'Connors Property Reports.9420 9011 Cobden Hayson .................. 8318 7888 SERVICES
Paul Denny Conveyancing.. 9429 0000 First National Holgates....... 9427 4355 Australia Post...........................13 13 18 CONVERSIONS
Select Conveyancing........... 9420 1252 Harbourline........................... 9966 0543 C3 Church.............................. 9418 9211
Patrick Grimes...................... 9428 1577 Hamilton & Co Special Projects9. 420 2066 Lane Cove Council................ 9911 3555 12/153 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove
LJ Hooker.............................. 9428 1877 TAB............................................13 33 90 0429 709 951
NEWSAGENCY, BOOKS, MOVIES McGrath Real Estate............ 9417 9600 LCM Churches...................... 9427 1163
Dymocks............................... 9418 6500 Ray White.............................. 9428 4100 [email protected]
The Burns Bay Bookery....... 9427 4218 Riverview Realty...................9420 0083 COMPUTING FOR SENIORS
Lane Cove Newsagency...... 9427 0636 RUN Property........................ 9941 2255
Standen Estate Agents........ 8556 7565 Living and Learning Centre,
PRINTING/ FRAMING/ Stone Real Estate................. 9427 7466 180 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove.
9817 0605/ 0411 207 512
Ange Photography............0478401080 www.compals.info.
Copy Express........................ 8084 0152
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