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Published by jhart, 2018-05-02 02:56:53

May 2018

May 2018



New restaurants

spice up

local dining scene


Hunters Hill Help yourself to a
hosts Art Exhibition book at new street
and Food & Wine
Festival PAGE 7 & 13 libraries PAGE 8

inspiration PAGE 26


VTHE illageObserver


It’s exciting times with the dining scene in These new restaurants will join other relative 1 Pottery Lane,
Lane Cove. Hoarding has been concealing a newcomers - Shorties and Encasa - both of Lane Cove NSW 2066.
hive of activity as fit-outs take place across which have already made a great impact with
several locations in the Village. their food, service and atmosphere. To find out 20000 copies printed
more about the new generation in eating out in monthly.
This month all will be revealed, with the Lane Cove, turn to page 4.
doors opening on new Middle Eastern, French
and Mexican restaurants. Speaking with each Hunters Hill is the place to be in May as it
of the owners of these new businesses, it’s kicks off its annual Art Exhibition on May 11th, Publisher: Gillian Batt
clear the commitment and dedication that which extends through to May 20th. There’s P: 02 9427 6425
goes into such an undertaking. They have also Art History tours taking place, plus the [email protected]
signed leases; invested in fitting out their annual Food & Wine Festival on Sunday 6th
new locations; sought to employ locals to May. To learn more details on times and venues, Editor: Jocelyn Biddle
help run their businesses, and they are all see inside. P: 0418 560 844
super-excited about welcoming the Lane Cove editor@
community. Until next time,

Jocelyn Advertising: Mariano Massa
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06 Council to monitor new
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Housing Density Code
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06 Literary Awards open in May
08 Help yourself to a book The Village Observer is published
14 Women at the crossroads monthly (except January) by Lane
18 Investment seminar for Cove Community Aid Foundation. •
Distribution is at the beginning of
downsizers the month. • Readers are invited to
submit articles for consideration. •
19 Turning the tide on Articles and items for community
events should be emailed to the
loneliness Editor with any accompanying
images by the 15th of each
26 Autumn cooking inspiration month, for inclusion in the next
31 Protecting your castle month’s issue. • Advertising
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The new generation

There’s a certain vibe around Lane Cove as we enter a marble surfaces and an open plan
new era in eating out. The entry of several new players kitchen which will allow diners to see
onto the dining scene will provide locals with greater the theatre unfold.
choice than ever before. By Jocelyn Biddle.
Clearly a labour of love, there has
Whereas Italian, pizza, Thai and Trevor Blye is the owner of Lillah - Lane Cove’s been great attention to detail and
sushi dining options have been new Middle Eastern restaurant. Trevor has worked closely with Roy
available for quite some time, the Ner, acclaimed chef of Nour restaurant
addition of Spanish, Middle Eastern, Encasa has been a very popular addition to the in Surry Hills, in the design of the
French and Mexican cuisines is really local dining scene. restaurant and menu. Lunch and
going to spice up our local food scene. dinner will be offered daily, as well as a
“Lane Cove locals tend brunch sitting on weekends.
Restaurants including Lillah, Four to be well travelled and they
Frogs Creperie and Guzman Y Gomez are Located just next door is Encasa
placing the finishing touches on their expect quality food and Restaurant, which has really made its
new venues before their openings this service that is well priced.” mark on the local dining scene since
month. opening here 18 months ago.
Encasa Restaurant
Trevor Blye is the man behind Lillah. Local residents and owners Maria
This much-anticipated restaurant Barona and Pachi Rodriguez recognised
located on Longueville Road is a gap in the local dining scene in terms
scheduled to open in early May. of a restaurant that was a bit different
to the more traditional options of pizza,
A Hunters Hill resident, Trevor pasta or Thai.
identified a gap in the market for
quality, innovative Middle Eastern Offering a great fit out and authentic
cuisine at an approachable price point. Spanish cuisine, Encasa has become
a popular destination as evidenced
“Lillah is a casual, family oriented by its packed tables every Friday and
restaurant serving the highest quality Saturday night. With a young family
food without being too intimidating. themselves, Maria and Pachi said that
This restaurant is all about bringing it was also really important for them to
people together, taking them on a create a restaurant that welcomed kids.
journey with flavour and fine produce
and allowing them to experience Maria and Pachi also operate a
thousands of years of culture and restaurant in Pitt Street, together
family traditions in a fun, food-filled with two shops in Chifley Square and
environment.” Westfield Pitt Street that offer Spanish
style baguettes to take away.
The menu is made for sharing with
local produce delivered daily. Meats slow- According to Maria, the secret to
cooked on the custom-made Parilla-style their local success is offering really
grill are designed to enhance the ethnic good quality food in a non-pretentious
charcoal flavours of the dishes. environment.

Since November, Trevor has worked “Lane Cove locals tend to be well
tirelessly to complete an impressive travelled and they expect quality
fit-out of the restaurant located on food and service that is well priced.
Longueville Road. Previously the site of As an authentic Spanish restaurant,
Noodle King, Trevor completely gutted we’re offering a point of difference to
the interior to create a moody space everything else that’s available locally,
with concrete floors, high ceilings, which has been really important to
our success.”

Maria welcomes the new restaurants
coming into the area.



Natalie and Ruben Henriques are the
franchisees behind Lane Cove’s new
Guzman y Gomez restaurant.

“Previously if you wanted to try & Kitchen) in Kirribilli and the Apart from Middle Eastern, French
something a bit different, you had The Hayberry in Crows Nest. and Spanish, another new cuisine that
to travel to Crows Nest. The greater we are adding to the local food scene is
variety available locally is only going to “We’re all about the local village. Mexican.
help attract more people so that Lane When this site became available, it
Cove becomes the new Crows Nest.” ticked most of the boxes in terms of Guzman y Gomez is another eagerly
space, functionality and location. anticipated new entrant which will be
Another restaurant with a difference Everyone knows everyone here – it’s a opening in the site previously occupied
to hit the local dining scene is Four Frogs really nice neighbourhood and we’re by Epitome, directly opposite Bakers
Creperie. really pleased to be part of it.” Delight.

Specialising in sweet and savoury Located at the top of Longueville Passionate about all things Mexican,
crepes, Four Frogs Creperie was first Road, Shorties offers food designed to be Guzman y Gomez prides itself on offering
established in Mosman in 2013 by four shared, with an emphasis on Australian made-to-order, nutritious fast food.
Frenchmen. The business partners produce, together with a great selection
have since expanded into Randwick, of wines, craft beers and an extensive Natalie and Ruben Henriques are
Circular Quay and now Lane Cove. cocktail list. the couple behind this new restaurant,
which they are adding to stores they
According to Operations Manager It is proving to be a real hit, manage in Rhodes and Top Ryde.
Anthony Sebert, they had been looking particularly with women looking to
at Lane Cove as a destination for quite catch up on a night out. “We have been looking to set up in
some time and had just been waiting Lane Cove for quite some time and
for the right site. “We wanted to offer something have been waiting for the right site to
different and we’re delighted to be part come up. We saw big potential in the
“We liked the demographics of this new generation of restaurants area as it is underserviced in terms of
of the area, with plenty of young in the area. It’s all about keeping things quick, casual, convenient fast food.”
families. We will be offering what we fresh and giving locals a choice.”
feel are Sydney’s finest, most authentic With no microwaves, all food is
crepes - sweet for dessert, and savoury “We’re delighted to be part of prepared using fresh, whole produce
(we call them galettes) - coupled with this new generation of and authentic ingredients with no
an excellent standard of table service.” restaurants in the area. preservatives or additives and using
free range chicken. Think nachos,
Opening in late May, the new creperie It’s all about keeping things tacos, quesadillas, tortillas, salsa,
is located in the site previously tenanted fresh and giving locals a choice.” guacamole and churros. GYG can also
by Zest café. The space is currently being be delivered by ordering on Deliveroo
refitted, with an open plan kitchen that Shorties Bar & Dining or UberEats.
can be seen from the street.
And locals don’t have too much
“We use the traditional recipes and longer to wait, with the grand opening
techniques used by the skilled crepiers taking place on Thursday 10th May.
of Bretagne, which is the region in
France where crepes originate. “We’ll be kicking off with our free
burrito day. From 12pm to 7pm,
Four Frogs Creperie plans to open customers can come along to have
from 11am till late on Tuesday through a regular sized burrito and enjoy
Thursday, and from 7.30am till late Mexican music and entertainment
on Friday through Sunday. It will be at the same time, including our live
fully licensed. mariachi band.”

For business partners Steve Jones With these new entrants – and
and Phil Jensen, opening their potentially more to follow as other
new venture Shorties Bar & Dining in sites become available, such as that
Longueville Road last November is previously occupied by The Lodge -
proving to have been the right decision. eating out in Lane Cove has never
been better. █
This is the third venue for Steve and
Phil, who also run SBK (Small Bar



Calling all writers! Council to monitor new housing density code

The Lane Cove Literary Awards officially The NSW State Government has adopted a Medium Density
open on Wednesday 23rd May. This year’s Housing Code, which will make changes to exempt and
categories include Short Story, Theatre Script complying developments.
and Poetry. With locally sponsored prize
categories, further details are available online The Medium Density Housing Code, line with the current LEP or character
at which takes effect in July 2018, has of Lane Cove.
been designed to encourage a greater
Event submissions open diversity of housing options by making In time for its May meeting, Council
for Lane Cove Festival it easier to build medium density will also investigate and submit a
homes that integrate with existing report regarding the inclusion of the
Local community groups are invited to submit neighbourhoods. current DCP minimum lot size of
their September events to be included in the 750m2 in the Lane Cove LEP; together
2018 Lane Cove Festival program. It includes provisions that allows with the removal of multi-dwelling
dual occupancies, manor houses and housings within the permitted uses
A broad range of activities will feature multi-dwelling housing (terraces) to for low density residential (R2) zones
in this year’s Festival, which aims to be undertaken through the Exempt within the Lane Cove LEP.
support community groups by providing and Complying development pathway
an opportunity for them to raise their if development is permissible in the It also agreed to monitor and
profile with free event listings in the annual current zoning and meets specified review any unintended or unexpected
program. The Festival will be held from 1st to standards. Non-complying types of consequences of the new Code.
30th September, with a program launch event development are subject to the
on Friday 10th August. normal DA process. Council has in place a number
of controls (particularly lot and
Submissions are due by 5.00pm on Friday At its April meeting, Council agreed subdivision requirements) which will
25th May and can be made online at to write to the Minister for Planning continue to apply to dual occupancies and Department of Planning asking and multi-dwelling housing.
that Lane Cove be exempt from the
For enquiries, contact Council's Cultural provisions in the Code that permit Council also recently finalised an
Team at [email protected] or multi-dwelling houses (terraces) amendment to its Local Environmental
phone 9911 3594. and manor homes for low density Plan to prohibit all forms of subdivision
residential (R2) zones, as this is not in for dual occupancies, which took full
effect from December 2017.


A vibrant new community space is being
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By 2020, there’ll be more space for you to park, play, indulge and relax.
Council is looking for the community’s involvement to name this exciting new space.
Visit Council’s website today to send through your ideas for a new name and be a part
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HELP YOURSELF Budget and community plan DRAFT COMMUNITY
TO A BOOK to go on public exhibition STRATEGIC PLAN

Two new street libraries Council’s 2018/2019 Draft Aquatic Centre Olympic Pool The Draft Community
have been installed Budget and Draft Community and Grandstand - The Olympic Strategic Plan entitled ‘Liveable
locally to encourage the Strategic Plan is on public Pool was built in 1961 and Lane Cove, 2035’ has been
community to exchange exhibition until the end of May concern has been raised about developed by Council to guide
and borrow books with to provide the community with its remaining lifespan. The Lane Cove to 2035.
their neighbours. the opportunity to comment on grandstand has also reached
proposed initiatives and actions. the end of its economic life. Following engagement
The libraries are located Council staff over the next workshops with community,
at Yorks Corner in Riverview Following this consultation year will progress planning councillors and council staff
and Helen Street Reserve in period, a report will be prepared for the replacement of both regarding the future of Lane Cove
Lane Cove North. Two young for Council’s consideration at the structures. and priorities moving towards
local artists, Maya Cheesman June Ordinary Council Meeting. 2035, the draft plan has been
and Isabelle Shepherd, were DRAFT BUDGET Traffic signals - Funds have prepared to show long-term
commissioned to paint been allocated to upgrade goals and objectives and the
original artworks on the Within its proposed budget, traffic signals at Tambourine strategies to achieve them.
libraries. Council is continuing with a Bay/Burns Bay Road
period of significant investment intersection. Community feedback
Members of the public are in infrastructure, aimed at highlighted the following
welcome to donate, borrow providing long-term cultural, Cultural services - A total of priorities:
or swap any book housed in social and economic benefits to $310,000 has been provided for
the libraries. the Lane Cove community and cultural services programs. • P rotecting our local open space
visitors to the area. and bushland
This includes: Other capital projects
pegged to receive funding • I mproving public transport
Rosenthal Car Park include: services
redevelopment - $30,000,000
has been provided for the • K ingsford Smith Oval - • Managing urban growth and
continued redevelopment $400,000 for grandstand density
of Rosenthal Car Park. and amenities upgrades;
Development has been staged • Preserving our clean waterways
over four years with additional • T antallon Oval - $500,000
funding of $30,000,000 matching funding for the • E nsuring our community feels
provided for 2018/19 and proposed grandstand connected and involved in
$15,000,000 for 2018/19. upgrade works; community life

Mowbray Precinct – Open • A menities building • Enhancing community safety
Space - $3,000,000 has been upgrades - $50,000 is on our streets and in our
provided for the construction provided for amenities in public spaces
of new open space and active Helen Street Reserve; and
recreation facilities in the • Expanding choices for healthy
Mowbray Precinct to cater for the • Playground upgrades and active lifestyles within our
additional population growth. - $150,000 is provided community
for priority playground
equipment upgrades The 2018-2019 Draft Budget;
Draft Delivery Program
(incorporating Operational
Plan) 2018-21; and the Draft
Community Strategic Plan can be
viewed at the Civic Centre and at
the Lane Cove Library.

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Discover Hunters Hill CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6

Art | History Tours The State Government publicly exhibited its Draft Medium
Density Housing Code at the end of 2016. Council expressed
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2018 concern that it wasn’t beneficial for housing in the Lane Cove
LGA because it was likely to result in inappropriate over-
A walking tour visiting historic sites development in the area, and that quality medium density
and Pop Up art galleries. development was already being achieved in the LGA’s R3 Medium
Density Residential Zone under Council’s controls.
18 Pop Up Galleries
3 Local Historians As part of its submission, Council also explained that it did
6 Cafes not consider complying development to be an appropriate
2 Great Tours mechanism for medium density development, especially where it
permits density out of character with its context.
Book online:
Ticket includes your Tour, Despite these comments, it is clear that medium density is a
Catalogue and Exhibition Entry key policy direction for the State Government and the Greater
Sydney Commission.

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the hot weather which still seems to be with us - even in the
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Women at the crossroads out of that exercise were
quite profound for all
As a women’s counsellor, I’ve worked with clients having of us. It gave us a clearer
difficulty coming to terms with growing older and the understanding of who we
challenges it can present. really wanted to be and
the values that were most
In a society that places a high value on youth, beauty, to be and to live the life we important to us. I still
have the eulogy I wrote for
achievement and power, growing older can be daunting really want. myself. I read it every now
and again as a reminder
- and downright depressing - if we allow it. Younger people are of what really matters and
what doesn’t.
But are we complicit in devaluing ourselves as generally preoccupied with
I’d highly recommend it
we get older? living up to the expectations as a way to find out what you
want for your life, whether
How often have you had a conversation of others: family, friends, you’re 16 or sixty.

with someone that starts with employers and other peers. And the next time a
friend reminds you of what
“Of course at our age…” In our early years, it’s easy you can’t do at your age, you
may want to respond with
It usually continues with one We can live our to lose sight of who we what you can.
of the following: lives, as we wish, are and what we want
● We aren’t as fit as we used to be. with wisdom and for our lives. We can live our lives as
● We aren’t as attractive as This need to we wish, with wisdom and
grace, without the need to
we used to be. grace, without the please tends to fall fulfill the expectations of
● We aren’t as slim as we need to fulfill the away as we mature. others. We can be mentors
expectations of to the young and someone
used to be. Maturity gives they aspire to be.
● We aren’t able to do what others. us the opportunity
to reflect on our And we don’t have to
we used to do. wear 8” heels if we don’t
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● We have a huge store of wonderful memories that we can asked the class to spend

draw on whenever we want or need. fifteen minutes writing the

● From the hard times in our lives, we’ve learned and eulogy we would like to be

grown. We’ve survived, and we appreciate the good times read at our funeral.

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These things are not available to the young. unusual, if not morbid

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Ask your local health professional

Our Nation’s Dental Health oral micro-flora changed after professional dental care
farming. as the biggest obstacle in
A recent report by the Australian Health Policy combatting dental diseases.
Collaboration has found that only half of all Australians It is only recently that Dentistry is extremely
are brushing their teeth twice a day. sugar - the most dentally expensive to fund at a
destructive dietary government level due to the
This is contributing to a finding that 90% of Australians have component - has come into high overheads involved.
common use. Although Prevention is a far better
some form of tooth decay. The report linked smoking and drinking refining sugar was first solution than treatment.
documented 8,000 years
to poor oral health, and found that almost three quarters of all ago, it has regularly appeared Governments should
in the diet in the last 200 focus on both community
Australian children eat too much sugar leading to more than one years, with consumption education as well as strategic
greatly increasing over the measures to reduce the
third of five-year-olds having decay in their baby teeth. last 100 years or so since food consumption of processed
manufacturers started adding foods containing sugar. One
What can we make of these it to their products. example would be through
taxing sugar. The money
findings? These days, around raised could then be diverted
80% of processed food back into community health
Certainly, good oral care habits are products contain sugar. This education initiatives, as well
is irrespective of whether as the provision of medical
important to help us counteract the the food is in fact sweet or treatments for all the various
savoury. This makes it very metabolic diseases also
lifestyle disease we call tooth decay. difficult to navigate our food caused by sugar consumption,
choices in order to reduce such as diabetes and
But the ultimate prevention can only sugar exposure. cardiovascular disease.
What could we do moving
be achieved by addressing our diet. forward?

Before humans began farming Many people would point
to the difficulty in obtaining
and processing food around

Dental 10,000 years ago, tooth decay was
extremely uncommon. Farming
Dr Mark Casiglia saw the increase in consumption

of simple carbohydrates and

processing food such as flour. This

fed the oral bacteria their preferred

Tel: 9420 5050 diet and actually helped decay- causing bacteria to proliferate. Our

Understanding how to lift safely
LANE COVE A common misconception is that the human spine is weak
and as a result, we should avoid heavy or repeated lifting.
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withstand significant load. As with other areas of the body,
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Bending our backs into a C-shape when we lift and bend is
normal. Keeping our backs straight is normal for standing, but
not for bending and lifting.

If you do suffer from back pain, we can help your pain
and help you start moving normally with confidence - even
under load.

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Ask your local health professional

Paget’s disease of Bone WHAT HAPPENS TO BONE knee and hip pain and arthritis.
IN PAGET’S DISEASE? Heart failure from the
This month we look at a fairly uncommon, but troublesome
condition called Paget’s disease of Bone. Thank you to Sylvia, To quote the Mayo Clinic extra load on the heart and a
one of our TVO readers, for suggesting this as a topic. advisory, “Paget’s disease small increase in bone cancer
of bone interferes with your incidence rounds out the
In the past, the old darlings of medicine were fond of naming body’s normal recycling process picture.
conditions after themselves, leaving no clues as to what the in which new bone gradually
conditions were all about. replaces old bone”. WHAT IS THE INCIDENCE
These days the process and mechanism usually describes New bone grown in Paget’s BONE
the condition, giving us a clearer idea of what it is, for example, proliferates and overgrows
Squamous Cell cancer of the skin, or Hypercholesterolemia (high in several body sites, which About 1-2% of over 55 year
cholesterol in the blood). leads to symptoms in those olds may have a degree of
areas. This new bone is weak, Paget’s bone change, although
SO WHO WAS DR PAGET? enlarged, blood filled and many will have no symptoms.
misshapen. This weakness can More common in men, the
Sir James Paget was an English surgeon and pathologist of the lead to bone pain, deformities risk rate increases with age.
19th century. He had an impoverished beginning and a slow ascent and fractures. Having a family member with
through the snooty medical hierarchy of the day, but ended up it increases your chances, as
as a giant of surgery and particularly pathology. He found and WHAT MAIN AREAS DOES does having family origins in
named a number of conditions. His life story in Wikipedia is PAGET’S AFFECT? England, Scotland, central
Europe and Greece.
fascinating and extraordinary to say Paget’s in the pelvic girdle
the least. He suffered for his profession can cause hip pain from HOW DO YOU CONTROL
and deserved the fame he earned. pressure and micro fracturing. SYMPTOMS?
Hip arthritis is an outcome.
WHAT IS BONE? Control of pain comes down
If the skull is affected, to treating the symptoms,
Medical Bone looks like a solid lump of there may be headaches and whilst finding and treating the
marble. Think of that lamb bone deafness as Paget’s affects the cause to stop that pain. There
Dr Tim David at last Sunday’s lunch - hard, solid, bony elements of the middle are plenty of pain killers to
unbreakable - well for my teeth and inner hearing mechanism. choose from using trial
BURNS BAY anyway. In fact, bone is an active tissue Spaces close in and nerves and error.
MEDICAL CENTRE in the body, constantly building up new can be squeezed as they pass
and breaking down old bony tissue. It through their bony portals. HOW DO YOU TREAT
Tel: 9427 4855 has a natural but slow cycle of growth PAGET’S DISEASE?
www.burnsbaymedical and degradation. In the spine, nerve roots
may be compressed causing The mainstay of treatment Bones have a large blood supply pain, tingling and numbness in is taking Bisphosphonates,
for their activity. The cells that build the arms or legs. Paraesthesia which are also used to treat
If you have a up new bone are called osteoblasts, is a sure sign of nerves being osteoporosis. A calcium
health or wellbeing and the ones that break it down to the squeezed. controlling hormone called
knacker’s yard are called osteoclasts. Calcitonin is another. Surgery
question, please It’s a delicate balance between these Paget’s in the leg causes a is available for selected cases,
send it through to two cell lines’ activity, together prime sign of the condition, bearing in mind the fragility
with the neurohumoral and various evidenced by increasing of this bone and the increased
editor@ regulatory influences upon them. bow leggedness. “Great for blood flow through it. Correct
thevillageobserver. These latter nerve, hormonal and other riding my horse” quipped one diet and exercise for strength,
influences are complex. In Paget’s patient. The leg bones become along with instruction on the disease, these various balances are misshapen and enlarged and avoidance of falls, is important.
disrupted. more fragile. The change of
angle and structure may cause



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Life's Rich Pattern

Childhood beliefs

In today’s era of fake news, it’s refreshing to go back over
stuff we thought was true when we were kids. By Liz Foster.

There are the usual suspects of course, I also thought that babies were born a down ramp. So they had to stay up
stuff you find out everyone believed. out of your belly button. Yes, yes I know, there all day until the car park closed and
My husband’s old chestnut was that but belly buttons had something to do then retreat down the up ramp. It wasn’t
the boogie man couldn’t get you if you with babies and what was the point of until well into adulthood, when retelling
hid under the bed covers. I had a few them otherwise? the story for the umpteenth time that I
favourites. The first was I believed every realised my mistake (the total absolute
time I heard a song on the radio, it was There were the cruel shaggy dog incredulity on my friend’s face was a
because the band was playing it there and stories perpetuated by parents for their clue). It had become part of my life’s
then, live in the studio. (Variation on this own cause, like the fact that ice-cream narrative.
theme I heard recently was someone who vans only played music when they were
thought that the singers lived inside her out of ice cream. And watermelons grew I’d love to start inventing fresh tall
father’s stereo - she was always curious inside stomachs from the swallowed tales to pitch to our own offspring. Their
to pry open the speakers to find out how seeds. information access is better than ours,
they went to the bathroom and so on). but on the other hand, their intel is
There’s the endearingly cute girl who often fake. So in some ways, not much
My other one was that you got believed that Life Savers lollies kept you has changed.
pregnant by kissing. For years I was alive. When her great-grandma died she
dumbfounded when watching actors told everyone it was because she’d lost
kissing on screen (‘but Mummy she will her Life Savers.
have a baby!’) My parents would laugh
fondly and tell me they were ‘just acting’. My mother told me once of the
No-one ever put me right until I worked it rooftop grand opening of a new carpark,
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about their various financial options is being held in June.
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who would like to volunteer to help the Hosted by Harbourline Real Estate and financial advisory firm
Finoptix, the seminar has been developed to address concerns
Salvos bring Hope Where its Needed Most, commonly faced by people who are considering selling their
please contact David Brooks-Horn, our local family home.
Chairperson on 0410 615 167 or Lt Brad McIver,
the local Appeal Director on 0477 898 873. Various experts will speak at the seminar including an
accountant; buyers’ agent; superannuation specialist, and
financial planner. Important changes to superannuation rules
that are effective from July 1st will also be addressed.

According to Harbourline’s Trevor Leggo, they frequently
speak with homeowners who are considering selling their home,
but who require more information about their financial options
when it comes to investing the equity that will be released from
the sale of their biggest asset.

“People often make two moves after selling the family home,
perhaps into an apartment or smaller house for 10-15 years, but
then later into a retirement village. Investment decisions that
plan far enough in advance are really important.”

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 12th June from
7 – 8.15pm in the Terrace Function Room at
1 Pottery Lane in Lane Cove.

To register, email [email protected],
phone 9906 0543 or 0404 028 520.


How can the coming changes on Where: The Terrace Function Room
June 30 affect your Retirement? (Opposite Lane Cove Aquatic Centre)
SPEAKERS WILL COVER When: Tuesday 12th June, 2018
Superannuation, Taxation, The Start: 6:30pm for 7pm start
Family Home, Asset Tests & Finish: 8:15pm

[email protected]
or 9966 0543 or 0404 028520.


Turning the tide

The Lane Cove community is part of a new research study – the first of status play into this issue, and its
its kind in Australia – that has been designed to better understand the associated impacts on physical health,
predictors of loneliness. mental health, network health and
overall quality of life.”
The research is hoping to identify “The risk factors that contribute to
the main causes of loneliness and how loneliness are on the rise, with more A forum on this topic is being held in
communities can best address this issue people living by themselves or away from Lane Cove on Tuesday 29th May. Everyone
through effective programs. their support networks, and increasing in the community is invited to attend the
divorce rates. event to learn more about the science
Dr Michelle Lim is a Senior Lecturer at of loneliness and to participate in a
the Iverson Health Innovation Institute in “By conducting a large-scale research discussion forum about how to tackle
Melbourne and the Chair of the Scientific study, we hope to identify and better loneliness.
Advisory Committee of the Australian understand predictors and risk factors,
Coalition to End Loneliness. Her main together with the trends in loneliness. “Loneliness is something that everyone
research focus to date has been to With this data, we can better design can feel at some point in their lives. By
develop evidence-based psychological effective interventions that can be joining forces with the community, we’re
interventions that can reduce loneliness implemented and rolled out within hoping to design public health programs
in young people with mental ill health. communities.” that are effective in stemming loneliness.
Fruitful discussion assists this process,”
“Loneliness is not just a social issue – The research study will take place over says Dr Lim.
it’s also a health issue – and the two most the next two years and researchers are
vulnerable groups are 15-25 year olds and hoping to get over 1000 respondents. “Considering how common loneliness
over 65 year olds. is and its long-term health impacts, a
“Anyone can participate – whether better understanding of its causes and
“Our research so far has shown you are feeling lonely or not. We’d love what we can do to minimise it is an
that one of the biggest predictors for Australians from all walks of life to be important step.”
loneliness is a high level of social anxiety. involved and we’re hoping that it will
As people start to increasingly feel provide us with a better understanding See page 25 for more information,
disconnected from their peers, it impacts of how factors such as age, gender, or to register, phone 9428 2240.
their mental health,” says Dr Lim. relationship status and socio-economic

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100 words

I woke up suddenly. The boys' The couple sit side-by-side resting Atlanta, Georgia 1990. International
dormitory was in darkness and, as their heads together. They gaze at Sporting Convention, 6pm - exhausted
my eyes adjusted to the night, I saw each other lovingly while surveying and hungry. I returned to my hotel for
tiny sparkling lights above my bed. their hard work. Weeks and weeks of dinner and bed.
They were fireflies, their fluorescent lit renovations. Toiling day-in-day-out I passed a busy McDonald’s. A Big Mac
bodies dancing in carefree abandon. preparing their special home. What was beckoning! Selecting a secluded
I watched them in delight, hoping my luck securing this beautiful vantage corner, I placed my black coat on the
sleeping companions would also wake point overlooking Woodford Bay, back of the chair and ate my meal.
to see this wonderful sight. I decided Longueville. Finally all is ready. Maybe On to the Hilton and my room.
to catch some. A number of them a baby soon to make this a real home? Reached for my key – no key, no coat!
finished up in my knotted handkerchief Off they go for the day. Returning in Breaking all speed records, I raced back
under my mosquito net where they the evening they stop short. Squatters! to McDonald’s. In that same corner,
gave out a combined light strong They sit off at a distance watching the on the back of my previous chair, was
enough to read by. I finally released interlopers. What to do? Fortunately hanging my coat, passport, money and
them, to continue their spectacular the cheeky pair of lorikeets vacate the room key.
routine, remembering this as an gum tree hollow and the two pink “Yes Virginia! There is a God.”
unforgettable experience. galahs rightfully settle in.
Peter Barclay, Lane Cove
George Warder, North Manly Sally Spurr, Longueville

“Damn! I’m gonna be late!” she said TO ENTER: Email your story with your Drowning, suffocated, strangled,
as she checked her watch. She ran name, address and phone number to overwhelmed and in pain. I felt the
towards the sign for ‘Grease auditions’. [email protected]. intense pain of immense weight on
As she ran in, she bumped into a young my arm, I tasted the salty water on my
lady and tripped. She screeched. The CONDITIONS: Stories must be exactly tongue, I saw waves crashing on the
lady quickly ran over to help her. 100 words and can be about any subject rock and I heard the splashing of the
“Are you alright?” the lady said. and in any writing style. They must be waves as I crashed against the hard
“I’m alright. Thank you...” original and unpublished. There is no and ridged rock. My arm throbbing
“The name’s Olivia Jones,” she said, limit to the number of stories that you from being trapped under the heavy
extending her hand towards her. Emily contribute during the year. boulder. Thinking of my family, friends
shook it lightly. “My name’s Emily and the amazing memories of my life. I
Joan.” Each month, selected entries will be lost all hope taking my last gasp of air.
After they had greeted each other, published in TVO. At the end of the year, Then seeing my salvation, a lifeguard
Emily took off running again. Olivia all entries will be judged based on their extending his hand like extending new
walked the opposite direction. This originality and creativity. life. Now I breathe new life.
small coincidence would lead to the
blossoming of a strong friendship. THREE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED Amisha Khatri, 12 years
Taotao Jiang, 12 years BOOKERY VOUCHER.

“He didn’t notice.” She smiled, a little The industrial light overhead cast As the thief fiddled with his pocket
ironically he thought. “We’re home luminous geometric shapes over the watch, he knew how far back he had
free, darling.” surface of my coffee. The ceramic cup to travel. He smiled as he looked at
“Yes. But it is your home, not ours.” was presented atop a miniature South his most recent ‘acquisitions.’ He was
“Well, it’s never bothered you before.” American rug doubling as a coaster. going back to the best, most treasured
She arched her eyebrow suggestively, The accompanying card described it possession he could have had.
and he smiled without humour. as an ‘Guatemala Bella Elizabeth with Three turns. The magic worked.
Suddenly it seemed tacky. What had tasting notes of cocoa, honey and There he was.
they done? raspberry’. It was a choice between this The watch only allowed him one hour
He put down his napkin. “Susan,” and the ‘Guatemala Finca Rosa blend visits. The old lady was lying in her
he said carefully. “I want you to with notes of bubblegum, strawberry bed, breathing with difficulty. His eyes
understand that I do love you, and coconut’. clouded as he looked at her last hour
truly, but….” The hipster barista looked worried of life.
She paled. “But what?” when I requested warm milk, as if This was the only treasure he couldn’t
“I’m just not sure I want to go through I’d committed a caffeine crime. I take back with him.
with this. Not yet, anyway.” wondered when life’s simple pleasures “You will not die alone grandma.
“You bastard!” she hissed. “You. weak. became so complicated... as I stirred I missed you”
bastard.” Her face seemed to collapse. and smiled.
“How could you?” Stephanie Bugeja, Lane Cove
Perihan Bozkurt, Lane Cove
Alan Bird, Hunters Hill


A Message from the CEO Gillian Batt 9427 6425

Passing with flying colours

Last week we had a visit from an auditor who put us through our paces for what is called Third Party Verification. Essentially,
this is what is required for us to demonstrate that we are a fit and proper provider of services through the National Disability
Insurance Scheme to provide support and services to people with a disability.

Last year we went through a Quality Cove North Side Community Services Come and taste fine wine and
Review which was a similar process, but were established over 50 years ago, good food and support your
one conducted by the National Aged before merging last July to become local community groups at the
Care Quality Agency, and that identified Sydney Community Services). same time.
us as being fit and proper to provide
services to older people through An audit or review is an excellent On Sunday 6th May, Hunters Hill
the Commonwealth Home Support opportunity for an organisation like invites locals to come along to the annual
Programme. We passed both with flying ours to step back and look at all the Food and Wine Festival, which has been
colours. policies and procedures in place to held since 2000. All proceeds go towards
make sure they are up-to-date with supporting local community groups like
Why am I telling you this? Because current legislation, and that staff, us, as well as Hunters Hill Ryde Men’s
I think you will be reassured that volunteers and clients are fully aware Shed, Hunters Hill SES and the St John’s
your local Community Service is fully of them. This year we want to set up a Ambulance Service in Gladesville. The
accredited and has in place systems, rolling program to review policies, and festival is run by volunteers and attracts
policies and procedures to ensure that for those involving the community, we huge crowds of people who appreciate fine
vulnerable people in our community want to include local residents in that wines, excellent food and love gourmet
can get a high quality, reliable and review and ask them to assess whether produce and treats.
trustworthy service in their own homes we are following our policies and
from a local provider that has been whether they are appropriate for the It’s at Boronia Park Oval, 11am to 5pm
around for over 50 years. (Both Hunters work we do. Let me know if you would on May 6th. Hope to see you there!
Hill Ryde Community Services and Lane like to be involved.

Have Your Say Council is now seeking feedback from the
on Council's community on these plans along with our Draft
Plans Fees & Charges for 2018–19.

Following preliminary community consultation, To find out more, please visit our online exhibition
Council has prepared a Draft Community Strategic at or
Plan, Liveable Lane Cove: 2035. view the documents at the Lane Cove Civic Centre,
the Lane Cove Library, or Greenwich Library.
The plan aims to reflect the community’s vision,
aspirations and main priorities as we move towards You can Have Your Say by completing our online
2035. survey or making a submission to the General
Manager by:
A three-year Delivery Program and Operational
Plan, which outlines the actions to be implemented • Post: PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595;
in order to achieve our long term objectives, and a • Fax: 9911 3600; or
budget that supports these actions have also been • Email: [email protected]
Submissions will be
received by Council
until Friday 1 June 2018



Avoiding dog bites in children

When a dog bites a child, the surrounding adults are in • Puppies separated from their mother before 6 weeks of age
shock as often it appeared to be ‘unprovoked’. Usually • Puppies bred in an environment which lacks stimulation
however, there are behavioural cues from the dog that
can be identified well before the actual bite takes place. Is training the solution?
The socialisation period for puppies is 3 to 12 weeks of age
All dogs have the capability of biting, even if there are no
previous signs of aggression. This form of self-preservation is (sometimes up to 14 weeks), so the ideal time to attend puppy
more common if a dog is placed in a fearful situation. While big classes is from 8-12 weeks of age. It is too late to wait until your
dogs may produce a bigger bite, do not underestimate the power puppy has been fully vaccinated (usually by 16 weeks).
of a toy breed’s jaw, especially as smaller dogs can sometimes
feel overwhelmed and bite in fear of their own life! If your dog has behavioural issues, please organise a
consultation with your vet rather than googling a solution. There
Spending some time learning about how to properly read a are many outdated techniques online.
dog’s mood can prevent dog bites occurring.
Behavioural issues are not always able to be solved through
Learn to read ‘doggy body language’ training alone - in fact, attempting to train a dog in an anxious
Before and during any dog-child interaction, look for loose, state can be futile and may even make the situation worse. See
relaxed body movement. I refer to this as a ‘floppy’ dog your vet to determine whether your dog has a clinical behavioural
appearance – as though the whole dog is wagging, not just the problem (which needs veterinary help), or a behaviour which can be
tail. This is known as the green zone. addressed by a trainer.

When a dog becomes unsure and uncomfortable in a Before choosing a trainer, visit
situation, this is known as the orange zone. It is important to Trainers who have completed Delta Society modules and workshops
watch out for this body language, as it may be unsafe for a child and use positive training methods are my first preference.
to interact with them. Signs include: Improving safety around dogs
• Licking • Yawning • Barking (can be a sign of anxiety) • N ever allow children to be near a dog that is eating - putting a
• Ears positioned back against the head • Stiffened body
position (tail may still be wagging) • Whites of the eyes child between them and their food is a recipe for disaster.
becoming more obvious • Lip lifting • Growling • Snapping • H ugging is not understood by dogs. It is heavily encroaching into
The orange zone can quickly progress to the red zone, where
the dog is highly aroused, fearful and can no longer think clearly. their personal space and children need to learn to respect this,
Signs include: approaching them in a non-threatening and quiet manner, rather
• Excessive barking • Lunging • Biting • Freezing (with fear) than with an unpredictable and overbearing greeting.
• Always ask the dog’s owner if your child is allowed to pat their dog.
Red flags in puppy behaviour • Never play with a dog without their owner watching and never
If a puppy is consistently showing orange or red zone signs enter a dog’s yard without their owner present.
• B e careful not to surprise a sleeping dog.
indicating anxiety, see your vet for a behaviour assessment. It is • Don’t allow children to play with a litter of puppies near the mother,
vital to act quickly, as the sooner the problem is identified, the especially if she is still feeding them as she may be very protective.
better the outcome. • E nsure your children interact quietly and carefully with dogs and
don’t get too overexcited or noisy.
Factors that contribute to an increased risk of behavioural • R espect a dog’s decision to move away. Do not chase them.
abnormalities include:
• Puppies hand-reared alone Protecting your children from dog bites
• Puppies with anxious parents (genetic) Remember that 77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a
friend’s dog. There is a wonderful YouTube video that all parents
Professional grooming should watch, so they can help their children learn how to better
FOR DOGS AND CATS interact with dogs. Visit

DOG GROOMING: CAT GROOMING: The Australian Veterinary Association also has excellent
resources on their website Click on
All breeds of dogs are bathed Professionally groomed by the preventing dog bites point and then download the factsheets
and clipped by our highly Jenny Kent. The owner staying by Dr Sophia Yin, veterinary behaviourist.
trained groomers. with the cat, completed within
30 minutes with no sedation. If you are considering getting a puppy and you have children, I
would highly recommend “Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to start your
Providing a friendly, professional and compassionate service. puppy off right” by Dr Sophia Yin, available from
LANE COVE 9428 1333 Dr Gretta Howard. Veterinarian
EPPING 9876 3336 Twitter: @DrGrettaVet


The rhythm of life

My memories of a cherry blossom spring in Japan have receded as I cruise slowly
down the Mississippi. I have always wanted to do this trip, my desire initiated by
Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Almost 40 years ago I lived in
Japan and the previous occupants of the apartment I moved into had left behind
that book - the only book - and I was thirsty for anything to read in English...

As is often the way on our group tours, a few of our golf clients and novel for those of us enroute to New Orleans -
suggested they too would like to cruise the Missisippi and play who cruise a lot, cannot do there are onboard lectures
golf along the way. So several months of research later, I find enough to look after the that detail the battles, the
myself here with a group of 32 enthusiasts, not all of them guests. They are friendly, politics, the geography and
golfers, but all equally eager to learn more and experience life helpful and sincerely more to make us all the more
on the third biggest river system in the world. hospitable. Gratuities are not knowledgeable about what
expected (they are included we are exploring. The lectures
Our vessel is the most modern on the river. However in the in the cruise fare) and this and the guides are bringing
quest for authenticity, the decor mimics what you might expect makes it easy for everyone, the river to life for us.
in the South – gracious flounces frame the windows, the dining particularly the Australian
room (with tables for four, six and eight) is chandelier lit and contingent. It is altogether a wonderful
elegant in typical antebellum style. Think Gone With the Wind, cruise. And if you are looking
except for the plumbing, and bedrooms which are modern, On our first night we for something very different
very well-designed and relatively spacious. And that fire engine enjoyed a fabulous concert to the European river cruises
red paddlewheel out back? Well it certainly looks pretty kicking by Dan & Eddie, a duet who that dominate our travel
up gentle splashes but does nothing to propel the riverboat! play banjos and double base media, I can heartily endorse
(and at one point during the a Mississippi cruise. On the
Despite my apprehension that meals would offer little show, a saw). They are true right boat of course, as not
departure from deepfried food, my tastebuds and waistline entertainers – great voices; all cruises are created equal.
are pleasantly surprised to be enjoying fresh salads, and main musically very talented, Bookended by Memphis and
courses that include baked, grilled and braised meats and funny and engaging; and New Orleans it will be one
fish with a variety of sauces. It seems irreligious to ignore versatile. Finding out that of your most memorable
the wonderful Cajun alternatives.... delish. Pluck an apple or there were 34 Aussies trips for sure. I’d be happy to
banana from one of the many bowls around the boat, or be onboard, they ended their facilitate this for you.
seduced by just-baked cookies. You can eat well or badly as is show with a very rousing
your want. version of Waltzing Matilda TRAVEL
which might sound corny to Adrienne Witteman,
Not that the food department is without its problems. We you, my reader, but was a lot Managing Director,
Australian coffee snobs have had to compromise with a coffee of fun for everyone. There is Trendsetter Travel &
pod machine, the only alternative to drip filter ‘American music each night, and all of it Cruise Centre.
coffee’. However we drew the line at drinking Yellow Tail, and is excellent.
given our group comprised 20% of the riverboat’s complement,
the quality of the included wines has been upgraded! This being the deep
south where people are
So what about the onboard experience? Well, so far we’ve very religious, the Cruise
been pleasantly surprised. The staff, all American of course Directors (a recorded opera
singer and his pianist wife)
led a Sunday hymn service
attended by nearly half of the
guests, myself included. The
sky didn’t fall in, the singing
was enthusiastic, and it was
most pleasant and quite
appropriate to be gliding
down the river doing as the
southerners would do on a
Sunday morning.

Prior to each offshore
excursion to the historic
cities of Vicksburg, Natchez,
St Francis and Baton Rouge

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A rare and versatile dual landholding, this impressive 744sqm With elevated leafy vistas from almost every room, this

approx block presents a unique opportunity to purchase two impeccably revamped oasis offers a lifestyle of privacy and

completely private fully self-contained homes with the option complete convenience. Easy walk to schools; moments to

to reconfigure to a single substantial family residence. village shops and footsteps to express City buses.

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• Stylish family home in cul-de-sac near LC West Public School • Contemporary elegance. Harbour Bridge and city skyline views
• O/plan kitchen and dining, media room, with study nook • Spacious living/dining rooms; approx. 50sqm spectacular rooftop
• N ortheast entertainment terrace, level lawn and heated • Separate living room, poolside entertaining, flexible professional

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9966 0543


Initiating a Practical Response
to Loneliness


Dr Michelle Lim will outline current scientific evidence

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Q & A seGssUioEnSTtoSPfoElAloKwE.R How can our community raise awareness
of this problem?
Dr Michelle Lim

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of this problem?

Date: Tuesday 29th May, 7.15pm - 9.00pm

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of Mental Health at Swinburne University of

been to develop evidencPer-ebsaesendtaptsioycnhsoploognicsaolred by Lane Cove Uniting Church and Lane Cove Municipal Council
people with mental ill health.

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Bern the Chef

is a local caterer who has been in the Lane Cove area for over 15 years. She has worked
in many corporate catering positions as well as operating a small business. Bern loves
catering and the freedom that clients give her to do what she does best. Cooking is
her forte and Bern loves the classics as well as keeping up to date with the latest food

Autumn bliss There’s nothing quite like walking into a warm home with aromas

of baked puddings and a roast dinner. With more time spent inside, the change of
season provides the perfect excuse to try new recipes. BY BERNADETTE KENNEALY.

Cooking is great for so many reasons, whether it be therapy; to crack open that great red wine; or to grab a bunch of
friends on a weekend afternoon for nourishment, a laugh and a bowl of comfort.
Walking past the butcher’s daily offerings, are there meat cuts you wish you knew how to use? Perhaps skirt steak, pork
cheeks or chicken Maryland? Pork cheeks are one of my favourites and my ears prick up every time I hear of a new recipe.
The version below would be delicious with rice noodles and broth and is best made the morning of, or even the day before.

Mandarin and Ginger Chicken Maryland with
Pork Cheeks Bacon and Polenta

• Oil for frying • Spice rub
• 3 onions, finely chopped • 1 tblspn sea salt
• 4 cloves garlic, peeled and • 1 tblspn smoked paprika
• 1 tblspn ground cumin
finely chopped • 4 springs fresh thyme leaves
• 2 carrots, roughly chopped. • 1 tspn dry mustard powder
• 6 pork cheeks - approx 1 kilo • 1 tspn ground white pepper

(or substitute with beef cheeks) Any meat cooked on the bone has more flavour. Although it does
• 2 inches ginger, peel and slice take longer to cook, the flavour intensity is worth it!
• 1/2 cup light soy sauce This recipe is based on feeding 6 people. Work on one Maryland
• 500mls chicken stock per person, skin on.
• 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine
• 3 pieces dried mandarin peel Mix all spice ingredients together in a bowl. Slash the
chicken legs, place a couple of slashes on the thigh and then
(Asian grocer) rub the spices into all the nooks and crannies. Place onto a
• 2 whole star anise tray in a single layer and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
• 2 dried red chillies (or to taste) Add a couple of wedge cut Spanish onions, 4 smashed whole
• 2 cinnamon sticks garlic cloves, 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes (whole), and one
• 1 tspn white peppercorns orange cut into quarters. Drizzle with olive oil and place
• 2 tblspn dark soy sauce into a medium hot oven (160 degrees).
• 2 tblspn brown sugar Roast for 30 to 40 minutes.
• 6 mandarins, whole
As that is roasting, sauté a couple of chopped bacon rashers
Sauté onions in a heavy based pot with oil for 4-5 minutes in a heavy based pot. Add 2 cups of polenta and 1 litre
until translucent. Add the trimmed pork cheeks and brown of chicken stock, working quickly until a soft porridge
on each side. Add the ginger, carrot and aromatic spices and consistency. Turn the heat off and cover. Leave for 5 minutes
cook stirring for another 3 minutes until the whole pot is to absorb and soften, add 100gms butter, freshly chopped
fragrant. Add the stock and Shaoxing wine, transfer into an parsley and 100gms cheddar cheese.
oven dish, cover and slow cook on 140 degrees for 2 hours.
Add the whole mandarins, the dark soy and brown sugar, To serve, place one Maryland per guest on top of a spoonful
cover, continue to cook for another 30 minutes (a slow of the soft cheesy polenta. Add a splodge of the now saucy
cooker will also work here). To serve, spoon out pork cheeks onions, tomatoes and garlic. Perfect with a crisp green salad.
with a mandarin per serve. Great with steamed rice and
broccolini, bok choy or even steamed white cabbage.



Although it might give the impression you can just throw it on Skirt Steak
the BBQ and then slide it next to the potato salad, skirt steak
does need a little more love than this. Grill your steak on medium high heat till nicely charred,
then rest in a warm place for about 10 minutes. Slice and
I find it works incredibly well with Chimichurri, the Argentinian serve with the remaining fresh chimichurri spooned
green sauce with a kick. After you make the sauce, divide it in over. Perfect with roasted spuds, sour cream and a fresh
half. Use one half to marinate the steak for at least a couple of tomato salad.
hours, or overnight.

• 1 /2 cup red wine vinegar
• J uice of one fresh lime
• 1 tspn sea salt, plus more
• 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or crushed
• 1 shallot, finely chopped
• 1 green jalapeño, finely chopped
• 1 bunch chopped fresh coriander
• 1 bunch chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
• 2 tblspn finely chopped fresh oregano
• 2 00ml extra-virgin olive oil

Mix together in a bowl.
Can be used straight away, or keeps in the fridge for 2 days.

Saving Money and Energy
in your Apartment Block

The average resident in a high-rise building uses 25% more
energy than those living in detached dwellings.

Up to half of this energy use comes from common property like pools, car parks
and hallway lights. Learn from industry experts how to save money, reduce
energy and waste and live more sustainably in this informative workshop.

Wednesday 30 May / 6:00pm – 8:00pm FREE
Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub
1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

3 hours free parking available in Little Street Car Park

Bookings are essential.
RSVP at or call 9911 3699.

This workshop is designed for strata managers,
building managers and apartment owners.


What’s On:

Lane Cove


LANE COVE PLAZA Australian World War I serviceman or woman. You will learn
how to use TROVE, archive and genealogy websites, as
First Fridays: Friday 4 May, 3:30pm - 5:00pm. A free well as published sources to find out what your ancestor did
afternoon of fun and games for children in the Plaza. during World War I.

Saturday Sounds: Free live music in Lane Cove Plaza Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea: Friday 25 May, 10:00am
Mimosa Duo: Saturday 5 May, 10:00am – 12:00pm and – 12:00pm. Lane Cove Library will be serving morning tea.
Bel Woods: Saturday 12 May, 10:00am – 12:00pm Gold coin donation appreciated.

Community Concert Series: Lane Cove Concert Band Digital Discoveries @ Lane Cove Library: Wednesday 30
Saturday 26 May, 10:00am – 12:00pm May, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Book a 30-minute one-on-one
session with a staff member who can help with downloading
Lane Cove’s Children’s Voices for eBooks and eMagazines, the Library online catalogue, online
Reconciliation: Thursday 31 May, supermarket shopping or trouble-shooting your tablet or
10:30am – 12:00pm. This combined other device.
schools performance brings young
people together during Reconciliation Thursday Tunes – The Story of Opera: Thursday 31 May,
Week to celebrate Aboriginal and 10:30am – 12:00pm. Local musician Graham Ball presents
Torres Strait Islander cultures and this talk on how Opera has travelled around the world from
Reconciliation. the baroque era to the present.

All events are free. Call 9911 3634 to book.
Bookings essential: Book online at
Meet the Ancestors: An Introduction to Family History: bushcareevents
Wednesday 2 May, 2:00pm – 3:30pm. You will learn how
to use births, deaths and marriage records, immigration Nature Photography Walk with John
records and online resources to discover the stories of your Martyn: Saturday 5 May, 9:00am -
ancestors. 1:00pm, Blackman Park. Learn about
composition, lighting and selecting
Knit-in: Thursday 3 May, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Beginners & subject during this photography
experienced knitters welcome. workshop.

Law Talk – Strata Schemes: Tuesday 15 May, 6:00pm – Introduction to Bushcare Workshop: Friday 11 May,
7:00pm. The NSW Department of Fair Trading presents this 10:00am - 2:00pm. Great for new Bushcare volunteers or
talk on the pros and cons of Strata Schemes. those wanting to know more about the Bushcare program.

Legal Issues for Older People: Piano Forte. Thursday 17 Dragons of Sydney: Thursday 24 May, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
May, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Join our panel of lawyers and Little-researched but full of character, discover where and
seniors rights experts for a screening of the play Piano how Eastern Water Dragons survive in our busy city and
Forte. Listen to a discussion after the screening and ask the what threats they face. Find out ways to make your garden
panel members questions. Complimentary refreshments. dragon-friendly as part of the latest research into this iconic
Family History Workshop - Discover your World War I
Australian Soldier: Thursday 17 May, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
& Saturday 20 May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Come along to
this small hands-on workshop to learn how to trace your

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

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Whats On Council TVO Events_May.indd 1

Councillor Pam Palmer (Mayor) GOVERNMENT

P: 0431 959 980 E: [email protected] MAY 2018

A key responsibility for government is to provide more infrastructure as the population grows. Lane Cove Council has provided
parks, childcare centres and community centres alongside our new high-density developments. But being able to provide land
for new sportsgrounds is more difficult. Councils in the northern Sydney region recently commissioned a study which for the first
time quantified the supply and capacity of our sportsgrounds. Demand will far outweigh supply in coming years.

Council’s first steps will be to convert some existing ovals to synthetic surfaces. This has already been done very successfully at
Blackman Park. We can schedule more training sessions and matches compared to grass with the surface quality maintained all
year. We can also cater for more hours of use per day by installing or upgrading lighting at our ovals. In addition, we will work
with local schools to upgrade their ovals and open these up to community use (as has been done at Chatswood High). Beyond
these measures, we will need to work with the State Government to fund land acquisition for new sportsfields.

Enabling local sports participation is an important part of what Council can do to encourage everyone in the community
to live a healthy lifestyle.

Local news and information Did you know?

Help create a new name We’re planning for 2035 Council has a community nursery
located in Lane Cove West in between
The name ‘Rosenthal Project’ is Council is currently reviewing its longer Lloyd Rees Drive and Banksia Close.
a temporary name during the term plans for the community - if you Staff and regular volunteers help
construction stage of the project. would like to give feedback on our to propagate a range of plants with
priorities and goals then this is a good 15,000 native seedlings grown last
Council is now calling for suggestions time to take a look and have your say. year alone. For opening hours and
for the new name for the community upcoming workshops visit www.
space which will be home to open It’s also the time of year that we lanecove.nsw.
space, park areas, BBQs, play adopt the budget for the next year of
equipment, a stage, underground car projects - visit
parking for 500 spaces and tenants haveyoursay to view the plans.
Coles and ALDI.
Last month Council launched two
If you would like to suggest a name, new publications. Pictured right are
please visit Council’s website this May: the contributors to ‘Memories of Lane haveyoursay. A Cove’. If you would like to purchase this
shortlist of names will then be shared book or the Literary Awards Anthology,
as part of the next stage of community please contact Lane Cove Library.

Out & about in Lane Cove

Improved Bike Lanes Citizen Science Latest Works

Council has been working to improve Technology is now making it easier • New picnic tables will soon be
the bike lane network in Lane Cove. than ever to be a ‘Citizen Scientist’.
You can help to collect data and installed at Bob Campbell Oval near
Earlier in the year the section of bike monitor important aspects of your the bush track on the western side
lane along Longueville Road from River local environment from the comfort
Road to Richardson Street West was of your own balcony, backyard, street • T he cover for the Lloyd Rees
resurfaced with new line markings in or bushland. From frogs, birds, plants
place. The next stage later this year will and reptiles there is a project waiting bandstand will be removed in May
see the section up to Lane Cove Public for your involvement. Go to Australian and a new cover installed in June
School upgraded. Citizen Science Association website
and click on Find a Project: www. • N ew planter boxes are on order for
Cyclists using the Pacific Highway to
connect to the Epping/Longueville Council is involved in a number of Longueville Road
Road bike path will have recently programs and has recently installed
discovered that the access is much nesting boxes for Powerful Owls to • R oad works took place in Phoenix
smoother thanks to the extension of observe behaviour and record data.
the final segment of the bike lane. Street last month resulting in
improvements to the intersection
at Dorritt Street as well as new kerb,
guttering and pram ramps


GOVERNMENT Trent Zimmerman, MP

Councillor Mark A. Bennett P: 9929 9822
E: [email protected]
Mayor of Hunters Hill P: 9879 9415
E: [email protected]

Retirement of General Manager Barry Smith Anzac Day Care Packages

At Council’s April meeting, General Manager Barry Smith It has been more than a century since Australians at
advised of his intention not to renew his contract in September Gallipoli Cove showed the world those qualities of mateship, of
this year. toughness, and of cheerfulness under pressure, all of which are
such a part of our national character.
Barry will continue as General Manager until his retirement
in September, while an executive search is conducted for the This year an Australia Post initiative has given free postage for
position. Barry has demonstrated leadership and energy during individual care packages to our Defence Force personnel serving
his time at Hunters Hill and he hands over a strong team and overseas. I invited residents and community groups to join me in
organisation. His legacy is one which Council can build on for the being part of this, and collected a mountain of food and toiletries
future. to send.

Those of us who know Barry personally admire him not only Tim Tams turned out to be a favourite donation, but everyone
for his business efforts, but also for his personal lifetime values as who donated showed imagination and thoughtfulness. I am
a devoted husband, father and soon-to-be grandfather. We wish sure these gift packages will help bring a little bit of Australia to
Barry well for the future. every country in which the Defence Forces serve. Thanks to Lane
Cove Girl Guides, North Shore Police Command, Mercy College
Bedlam Bay habitat planting Chatswood, Hunters Hill RSL Sub-Branch, and North Shore
Rotary for their generosity, and their support for our men and
Families and friends came along to help with the next stage in women overseas.
restoring small bird habitat in Bedlam Bay, an important link in a
habitat corridor along the lower Parramatta River. Commemorating Anzac Day

Small native birds need suitable resting places between While these care packages went to our men and women
bushland areas in order to move around safely. You can help overseas, Australians all over the country, as well as in France and
them survive by planting native shrubs and groundcovers that Gallipoli Cove, commemorated the dedication of everyone who
will become their protective habitat havens. If you’d like to be has served in the Australian Defence Forces - past and present.
involved, please contact Council on 9879 9400.
We commemorated together particularly those who gave their
Seniors Month events lives for future generations. In the midst of some heightened
international tension, their sacrifice is a particularly poignant
I recently attended an event organised by Council to celebrate reminder of the importance to all of us of our freedom, values,
the 2018 Seniors Festival. and way of life.

Called ‘Your Brain Matters’, the event included very interesting As well as the North Sydney commemorations, I personally
speakers, Prof Henry Brodaty from the Centre for Healthy Brain attended the Hunters Hill Council Anzac Eve commemoration
Ageing and The Hon John Watkins, former CEO of Alzheimer’s service on Monday 23rd, and the Lane Cove RSL
Australia. We are fortunate in Hunters Hill to have so many local commemoration service on the day. This is such an important
organisations promoting interesting leisure activities to help part of our national calendar. I want to thank everybody who
keep us fit and healthy as we grow older. contributed to the commemoration services, together with
everyone who commemorated the day, either at the services
New look for Community Transport overseas or here in Australia itself.

Our local community transport provider has been renamed. Lane Cove Gardens Retirement Village
The organisation is now called Stryder, and all their buses and cars Morning Tea
will now be decorated with their new bright blue logo.
Shortly after Anzac Day I was invited by residents of Lane Cove
The name was launched by His Excellency The Hon. David Gardens Retirement Village to come and join them for a cup of
Hurley, retired Governor of NSW. Stryder provides a great service tea. Our senior residents have given so much to the community
to our older residents, offering door-to-door transport to throughout their lives. It’s a privilege to be able to sit down with
medical appointments, social outings and shopping. them and hear some of the stories they have to tell. I also value
the advice that frequently comes with it!
If you would like to find out more about this very helpful
service, call 9816 5000. I am afraid I did not get around to baking my own Anzac
Day biscuits to take with me, but I was grateful for the tea the
Bedlam Bay lights residents gave me, and the sweet treats they kindly provided. My
thanks for the hospitality extended to me by all the residents, but
It was a pleasure to officially open the new training lights particularly Pat Jones and Bob Lawrence, who helped to organise
at the Bedlam Bay sports field, which is part of the Bedlam Bay the morning tea.
Regional Park.

This area originally formed part of the southern section of
the Gladesville Hospital. It is now a home for women’s soccer, a
rapidly growing sport and it is pleasing to see the increased usage
now possible on this beautiful field.

The official opening was attended by local State member,
The Hon. Anthony Roberts; Gladesville Ravens Soccer officials;
Councillors and Council staff. The project was funded by Council
together with both State and Federal governments.



Protecting your castle

A person’s home is their castle. Unfortunately, we must
work hard to keep not only our castle, but our families,
safe and secure.

The first step when considering home Ensure that screen door and security 2. Immediate layer - around the
security is to look at where you are window grilles comply with the footprint of the house. Ensure that
located. Get outside and have a walk Australian Standards. Security doors there is a clear path from the windows
around. Go out onto the kerb and see should also withstand the Australian and a clear line of sight throughout the
what is visible from the sides of the house. Standards for impact resistance testing, footprint of the house. Sensor lights
When lights are on at night, can someone which is to endure an impact of 100 joules angled inwards can provide coverage.
see everything in your living room? of energy.
3. The house itself - ensure all doors and
Next ensure that all your doors All the windows in the house should windows are secured. Invest in security
are adequately secured to prevent have a locking mechanism. Use these screen doors.
easy access. Particularly consider any during the day, especially when you are
entrances that are covered from view home. 4. Inner layer – install an alarm system
such as external garage doors or utility and/or a IP Security Camera which is
room exits. Modern sliding patio doors The best method to connect all these connected to your wi-fi and accessible
normally come fitted with anti-lift locks, together is to use an example of an from your smart phone.
but many older types do not have them. onion and its layers.
Fitting a security film on glass doors and Other points:
installing a light and durable security 1. Outer layer - the outer perimeter of
screen on the front and rear doors can your home, starting from your letterbox. • Take the time to get to know your
also assist. Plantings, gravel paths and sensor lights
help to provide an outer layer coverage. neighbours.

• Guard against opportunistic thieves.

Be aware when there are unfamiliar cars

on your street. Increase your awareness.

• Do not use social media to advertise

Recorded incidents of selected offences in the Lane Cove Local your movements when you are away.
Government Area. Annual totals and 24-month trend from
January 2016 to December 2017 Install the maximum privacy settings.

• When ringing 000, know where yourHighlight box:

Recorded incidents of selected offences in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.
Annual totals and 24-month trend from January 2016 to December 2017

closest cross street is.Offence
Jan 2016 to Jan 2017 to 24-month Annual
Dec 2016 Dec 2017 trend percentage


Break and 73 141 Up 93.2%
enter - dwelling

Steal from 52 57 Stable **

Steal from 76 119 Up 56.6%
motor vehicle
Offence Jan 2016 to Jan 2017 to 24 month Annual %
trend change Source: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Dec 2016 Dec 2017 Up 93.2% JEFF WALKER is a security
Stable ** consultant, advising clients on
Break and enter dwelling 73 141 security matters ranging from
Steal from dwelling 52 57 Up 56.6% criminal activity to terrorism.
Steal from motor vehicle 76 119 He has served in the Australian
Defence Force and Australian
Source: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Federal Police.Jeff Walker is a security consultant, advising clients on security matters ranging from criminal

activity to terrorism. He has served in the Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal
Police. Jeff has lived in Lane Cove since 1999.

Jeff has lived in Lane Cove
since 1999.

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Lane Cove joins march to speak
up for our land and water

A year out from the 2019 NSW election, representatives from the
Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch joined a march which stretched for
two kilometres down Macquarie and Elizabeth Streets.

Thousands of people So many over their heads. This project
were calling on the NSW
Government to ditch communities would see 850 wells drilled

directly though the vital

coal and gas mining in NSW are southern recharge area of

developments in rural now impacted the Great Artesian basin,

regions in favour of by coal and gas putting at risk aquifers,
protecting farmland and projects indigenous heritage sites
water resources. and productive farmland.

People came from all across People came from the

NSW to put the state government Southern Highlands, around

on notice including farmers, indigenous Berrima, where a proposed Korean coal

peoples, knitting grandmothers, mine threatens the water table for

environmental campaigners, horse farmers, and the equine industry.

riders, Sydney community groups and Similarly, people came from the fertile

those living in the shadow of existing or soils of the Liverpool Plains, where the march adding their voices to those of
impacted communities.
proposed coal and gas projects. proposed Shenhua Watermark coal
The message from the people of NSW
So many communities in NSW are now mine still threatens the food bowl of to our politicians leading up to the next
state election is loud and clear: protect
impacted by coal and gas projects. The the nation. Many indigenous people our farmland and water from coal and
gas mining.
enormity and scale of the problem was came asking for their sacred land to be
To find out ways to get involved, call
amply demonstrated by the thousands of protected. Sally Kennedy on 0424 330 323.

people who showed up. People from all The message from those at the SACRIFICE ZONE FILM

walks of life and political persuasion are rally was loud and clear - people don't If you are interested in learning
more, come to the film screening
rallying together to ensure their voices want our state to sacrifice sustainable of Sacrifice Zone, a full-length
documentary about the SANTOS
are heard by the state government. agriculture and communities for the Coal Seam Gas project in the Pilliga
and Narrabri region. It is being
People came from the Hunter Valley, short-term money that comes with hosted by the Lane Cove Coal
and Gas Watch, a sub-committee
where coal mining is now threatening mining when it brings significant long- of the Lane Cove Bushland and
Conservation Society.
the existence of other industries such term environmental degradation. Check out the trailer here at
as thoroughbred breeding, vineyards The Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch au/films/4208/sacrifice-zone

and agriculture, not to mention wiping has conducted many door knocks, stalls WHEN: 6.30 – 8.30pm,
Monday 7th May
out whole villages and putting people’s and public forums over the last four
WHERE: Lane Cove Library
health at risk. years and it’s not just the farmers, rural COST: Entry by donation.
Pizza is provided, BYO bottle of
People came from north west NSW, communities and indigenous people who wine/drink, to sit back and take in
the story.
an area the size of Tasmania (Moree to are concerned about these issues. The

Muswellbrook), where the threat of the people in the suburbs of Sydney are just

SANTOS coal seam gas project hangs as concerned. Many of them joined the

By By Sally Kennedy, Lane Cove
Sustainability Scribes Coal and Gas Watch



Lane Cove Plaza and the
Lloyd Rees Bandstand

Alison Rose, architect and former resident of Lane Cove and an
architect, is the author of ‘Pavilions in Parks’, a book which discusses
Australian bandstands and rotundas. Here Alison provides some
history behind the Lloyd Rees bandstand in the Lane Cove Plaza.

People have asked me why I decided The newly paved Lane Cove Plaza, looking art history and drawing at Sydney
to write a book on this topic. My reply towards Longueville Road, prior to its formal University from 1946 to 1986. His pupils
is that bandstands and rotundas are opening in September 1977. (Courtesy Lane Cove included Harry Howard. Lloyd Rees
attractive small buildings in an amazing Library) moved to Hobart in 1986 with his son
variety of styles that enhance our and died there on 2nd December 1988.
visual environment. At the same time, The Lloyd Rees Bandstand under construction in
they reflect the social history of their its original location close to Birdwood Lane, circa The bandstand, designed by Harry
location. Why were they built? What is late 1982. (Courtesy Lane Cove Library) Howard, is an elegant and simple
their local significance? structure of slim metal columns with
fish and chips shop, who complained a stretched membrane canopy which
When I moved to live in Lane Cove that he would lose customers as no-one forms a sculptural focus at the western
in 1969, the junction of Longueville would be able park outside his shop. end of the plaza.
Road and Burns Bay Road was a Surveys, however, showed that most
hazardous place. You had to dodge citizens of Lane Cove were enthusiastic The plaza and its bandstand has
tankers and trucks to get to the other about the idea. Eventually, Council been an outstanding success. It has
side of the road. The local Chamber prevailed and voted for permanent formed a focus for the community -
of Commerce was obviously aware of closure on 10th March 1975. The plaza there is always something happening
the problem, as they wrote a letter and was officially opened in November 1977. on the weekends and often music being
report to Lane Cove Council on 3rd played in the bandstand, fulfilling
February 1969 outlining various options In 1980 Lloyd Rees, the acclaimed Lloyd Rees’ wish for “a touch of phantasy,
for dealing with the problem, including artist and resident of Lane Cove, wrote summer shade, public addresses and music”.
the closure of the last block of Burns to Council suggesting the plaza needed
Bay Road combined with the routing “a visual focus ... such as a bandstand with a Pavilions in Parks, published by
of traffic onto Rosenthal Avenue and touch of phantasy about it but which would Halstead Press, is available from
building a three-storey carpark! be useful for summer shade and for public Dymocks bookstores. Alison’s
addresses and music etc.” He donated the interest in heritage architecture
Council met members of the substantial sum of $5000 towards the led to her research of this topic,
Chamber of Commerce at the end of cost of a bandstand. with bandstands and rotundas
February to discuss the options and as often showcasing the history
a result, a special committee on Lane Lloyd Rees was always interested in and character of big cities and
Cove development was formed. By landscape and civic design. He taught tiny townships. Her book guides
July, the committee was approaching readers and travellers across the
consultants for ideas on improvements country where these structures
to the shopping centre - including adorn the land.
outdoor restaurants.

For Lane Cove Council to take
this initiative in 1969 was almost
revolutionary and it is to the credit
of the members of the Chamber of
Commerce and Lane Cove Council that
the first pedestrian plaza in NSW came
into being.

Progress towards this result was not
without a protracted battle. In February
1974, well known landscape architect
Harry Howard was asked to prepare a
plan for the plaza. In September 1974,
police permission was given to close the
block between Longueville Road and
Rosenthal Avenue for a 90-day trial.

A flurry of objections and court cases
ensued. Typical was the owner of the


Modern day The aim of the Lane Cove
artists have it easy Art Society is to encourage,
recognise and reward artistic
Lane Cove Art Society members enjoyed an informative evening as Pigment Lab also make their talent in the community. We
Edward and Annie Gee showed some of the quality art products stocked own canvases. Whilst pine warmly welcome new members
by Pigment Lab, a new art supply store in Newtown. Photo by Pat Wilson. stretcher boards are used, – the sole requirement is an
their design ensures that a interest in art.
Pigment Lab - a relative newcomer tight canvas surface results. The Lane Cove Art Society
to the art supply scene - gave a If humidity is a problem, why also holds two exhibitions
product demonstration at the not use a polyester canvas? yearly as well as workshops,
March annual general meeting of Some beautiful samples of visits to galleries or artists’
the Lane Cove Art Society. canvas were presented. The studios, and mini-exhibitions
canvas sourced from Italy was for members.
Edward and Annie Gee were enthusiastic to explain the especially popular with the The Lane Cove Art Society
‘point of difference’ offered at their Newtown store. Opened for audience. meets on the 4th Tuesday of
nineteen months, they showed the audience some of the quality every month (except Jan/Dec)
art products they source at very competitive prices. If you are sensitive to at the Living & Leisure Centre,
turps, then a product is now 180 Longueville Rd Lane Cove
As Edward mixed paint and talked, it was obvious that today’s available for oil painters (almost opposite the Lane Cove
artist is fortunate to have an instant product for their creative that makes oil paint water Library).
process. He maintained that his objective in opening this soluble, providing a healthier The meetings start at 7:30pm
business was to secure reasonably priced products from foreign environment for these artists. with time to meet and talk
markets such as Spain, Italy, England and the US whilst not prior to the demonstration.
compromising on quality. Acrylics, watercolours and oil paints Pigment Lab also stocks At each meeting there is a
are all stocked with brands such as Da Vinci, Vallejo and paper. The main brands demonstration or talk by a
Wallace Seymour. available are Saunders leading artist or guest speaker
Waterford and Magnani. and anyone interested in art is
Using Da Vinci acrylic paints, Edward demonstrated that a Magnani is from a paper welcome to attend.
vibrancy was retained if an artist mixed single pigment paints mill in Pescia (near Florence
together to make a colour, rather than mixing together paints in Italy) that dates back to NEXT MEETING
made up from several pigments, which would produce a muddy 1404 and provides 100%
colour. Da Vinci colour charts were passed around, illustrating cotton handmade papers The May meeting of the Lane
the richness of the products he was using. suitable for watercolour and Cove Art Society will feature
printmaking. a demonstration by Yaeli
34 I THE VILLAGE OBSERVER I NO. 273 I MAY 2018 Ohana. Yaeli’s acrylic paintings
What the evening are about the atmosphere
achieved was the realisation of place. She tries to capture
that information about what lies beneath the surface
new products can not only of the seen world, by exploring
create new marks, but it external and inner worlds. A
can also lead to a healthier professional artist for over 20
environment for the artist. years, Yaeli has exhibited in
commercial galleries in Sydney,
Thankyou to Edward and Melbourne and New York.
Annie for your enjoyable WHEN: 7.30pm,
Tuesday 22nd May
(Note that this is the fourth,
not the last Tuesday in May)
Where: Living and Learning
Centre, 180 Longueville Road,
Lane Cove.

Lane Cove Art Society
By Margaret Vickers


co-located with Gallery
Lane Cove as of late From July, Centrehouse’s classes will be housed in the new Creative Studios on both levels
June. The two entities below the Gallery. Building refurbishment and retro-fitting will provide facilities for ceramics,
are now collectively printmaking, painting, drawing, textiles and sewing. The organisation acknowledges Lane Cove
known as Gallery Lane Council's generous financial assistance in enabling this relocation process.
Cove + Creative Studios.
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios will offer new and existing courses across many art forms
for various age groups. As part of this expansion, the Gallery is in the process of recruiting contract
teachers for printmaking, painting, sewing and knitting. If interested, please send a brief cover letter,
resume and a 9-week course proposal to [email protected].

Check the Gallery website in May/June for information about new workshops, term classes and
masterclasses. In the transition period, book term 2 classes from the Centrehouse website Term 2 classes will be conducted from the existing Centrehouse building.

1970 EVENT
Unfolding Relief printing Afghanistan 1970 In conversation:
Souls demonstration – A Photographic Afghanistan 1970
with Bernhardine Journey
WHEN: 2nd – 26th May Mueller, with WHEN: 1 1am -12pm,
afternoon tea WHEN: 2nd – 26th May Saturday 19th May
WHEN: 2-4pm, OPENING NIGHT: 6-8pm, Artist-in-dialogue with
6-8pm, Wednesday 2nd May Saturday 12th May Professor Alison Betts,
Wednesday 2nd May FAHA Professor Silk Road
Inspired by the many and Learn about relief printing Studies, University of Sydney.
diverse notions of the soul, processes from Master Experience 1970 Artist Brian Dawson will
this print based, mixed media Printmaker and Lane Cove Afghanistan through the discuss his experience of
exhibition will feature the artist Bernhardine Mueller. photographic lenses of artist Afghanistan with Professor
work of Bernhardine Mueller, Brian Dawson. As much Betts, who has cultural and
Karen Ball, Denise Scholz- Etchings by Bernhardine Mueller, a story about the artist’s archaeological knowledge of
Wulfing and Elizabeth Pozega. who is exhibiting as part of the personal journey through the area.
upcoming ‘Unfolding Souls’ the region as it is about the
Each of these artists has exhibition. history of the place, the The Buddhas of Bamiyan in central
interpreted the theme from exhibition weaves together Afghanistan, photographed by
very different, non-traditional a photographic tapestry Brian Dawson in 1970.
viewpoints. For Bernhardine, of the country’s culture
the river is the soul of the from a past era, depicting
bush and the landscape, images of many sites which
with all its shapes and forms no longer exist, including
such as fauna and flora. For the iconic, monumental
Karen, the soul is a place statue of the Buddha of
where people dwell - the Bamiyan destroyed by the
notion of the home and house Taliban, and the Kuchi
are central to her work. In tribespeople who have all
Denise’s work, the soul is but disappeared.
housed in the tree of life and
the birds are messengers The works form a
ascending to the heavens. pictorial record of travels
Elizabeth’s imagery relates through that memorable
to her soul ‘place’ where the country. This was part of a
mind can be at peace: the year-long overland trip from
natural environment. All London to India with Brian’s
four artists are members travel companion, Raye
of the Sydney Printmakers, Farr, in a VW Kombi, bought
a prominent and active for the princely sum of 50
organization of artists who pounds. This exhibition of
practice printmaking. visual, social and historial
relevance should not to be

Soul Food: Cakes, tea and artist Q&A Phone: 9428 4898
WHEN: 2-4pm Saturday 19th May
Meet the artists, ask questions and share an afternoon of tea and cakes.
(Please note that the Gallery is open till 4.30pm on both Saturday 12th and 19th May).


She Stoops to Conquer AUDITIONS for
Next to Normal
There are naughty laughs aplenty when Lane Cove Theatre
Company brings the classic bawdy romp, SHE STOOPS TO The Lane Cove
CONQUER by Sir Oliver Goldsmith to Lane Cove. Theatre Company
will be holding open
When Marlow mistakes Kate’s house The cast includes Henry Taylor, auditions for its August
for an inn and treats her father like Natasha Nogueira, Larissa Turton, production of the Tony
an inn-keeper, things don’t go so well Ross Scott, Alison Grace, Simon Award and Pulitzer
for him. With her brother causing Emmerson, Katie Regan, Ross Holohan, Prize winning musical
mischief, her father insulted and Esther Hannan-Moon, Antony Akle and Next to Normal, by Tom
her mother plotting a marriage that Wills Burke. Kit and Brian Yorkey,
nobody wants, it’s no wonder Kate has on Friday 11th and
to stoop to conquer! Mum’s FREE on Sunday 13th May.
Mother’s Day
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER belongs For further information
to that small group of classic English Bring your mother along to and to book an audition
comedies which not only never go out LCTC’s performance of time, please see the
of fashion, but also never fail to delight. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER details on our website.
on Sunday 13th May at
Directed by Peter Farmer (Away, 2.00pm and Mum will see Are you interested in
The 39 Steps, Shadowlands, Charley’s the show for free and also becoming a member
Aunt), this production is a true delight: enjoy a lovely Devonshire of the Lane Cove
a sweet concoction of Goldsmith’s afternoon tea. Theatre Company?
sly language and lovable characters.
It’s also a rarity: a comedy that – like SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Are you interested in joining
Shakespeare’s – has withstood the test an active social group? Keen
of time! WHEN: Friday to Sunday from to audition for one of our
11-26 May productions or assist back-
Director Peter Farmer is confident stage? The company would
Lane Cove’s ‘light touch’ overcomes the WHERE: St Aidan’s Performance love to hear from you.
challenge of 18th century language too: Space, Longueville Enquiries:
BOOKINGS: [email protected]
“A charming and spirited or join our group or page on
performance requires the right balance PROMO: Use the code MOTHER to Facebook.
– and we’ve found it!” says Farmer. book your Mum her free ticket for Generously supported by
Sunday 13th May at 2pm. Lane Cove Council
“Times change but great characters www.
don’t. They remain lively, real and
recognisable: a girl discovering the
thrill of independence; a boy learning Lane Cove Theatre Company
from experience that freedom requires
courage and self-awareness. Every Generously supported by Lane Cove Council
complication is resolved and – through
the magic of theatre – we share in their



Based on the success of their 2012 camp, the LCYO will replicate the experience in May as they stay Music tuition at LCMCC
overnight on the James Craig, participate in music workshops and then stage a public concert.
Picture by Oliver Brighton. The Lane Cove Music and Cultural
Centre (LCMCC) provides children and
Music meets Maritime Heritage adult learners with access to high quality
music tuition services, with a culturally
Follow the Lane Cove river into the harbour and over to Wharf 7 at Pyrmont diverse range of experienced teachers
and behold a rare combination in late May as the magnificently restored that use the Suzuki and traditional
barque, the James Craig (1874), is joined by the sonorous musical crew, the methods of teaching.
Lane Cove Youth Orchestra.
Tuition is available for
Instead of climbing the topgallants, WHEN: 3pm, Sunday 27th May Piano (Traditional and Suzuki);
these fine young performers will be WHERE: Maritime Heritage Centre, Guitar (Traditional and Suzuki);
reaching their own musical heights Violin (Suzuki); Cello (Traditional and
during their annual overnight camp 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Suzuki); Clarinet (Traditional); Flute
and intensive music workshop. They COST: Adults $15, Concession $8. (Traditional); Saxophone (Traditional);
will rehearse on board the James Craig, Oboe (Traditional); Recorder (Traditional);
sleep in hammocks and roll out a public LCYO draws its players from Lane Cove Voice (Traditional); Musicianship; and
concert. and surrounding areas and welcomes Composition. Accompaniment services,
new members. It offers eligible students, early childhood and group musicianship
But beware! The orchestra will be generous scholarships supported by classes are also available.
kidnapped by pirates demanding a Mirvac.
ransom! Vocal teachers Nazli Bodaghi and Louise
Contact Lyndall for concert McDonald with LCMCC students at their
So, come along to the RESCUE information, membership or Mirvac Music term 1 student concert.
CONCERT for our musical voyagers and Scholarship enquiries on 0411 413 335 or
enjoy Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, 1st email [email protected] Located at 1 Pottery Lane (lower
movement, plus rollicking sea-shanties ground floor), the Centre has 6 new
and swashbuckling pirate tunes. A studios, a small performance space, an
highlight will be the world premiere of enlarged office and access to a large
Viking Saga for horn and orchestra by the performance space seating 150 people
multi-talented Adrian Hallam who will with a grand piano.
also perform the horn solo.
LCMCC is eager to introduce additional
holiday programs. This includes activities
such as language classes, musicianship
workshops, ethnic dance classes and
multicultural cooking classes.
For further enquiries, phone 9427 8027
or drop into the office from 12.00 -
4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday.

LaVoce Community Choir’s concert season begins at 6.30pm on Friday 6th July
at the Living and Learning Centre in Longueville Rd.

The program will include Mr Cellophane; Anything goes; Lambeth Walk; Rhythm of Life; California
Dreaming; Master of the House; Vincent; Dream a little Dream of me; and Amazing Grace.
1) Come along to our rehearsals in May so you can see what fun it is to sing with this mixed
group of 30, or 2) Put the date in your diary to hear us sing and join our after-concert supper.

For more information, visit



Saving the ‘golden goose’ or for one party to roll over their interests
to another fund, would have severely
When it comes to property settlements after the breakdown of a marriage or de undermined that retirement strategy. With
facto relationship, most separating couples want a clean break. They may need the assistance of good legal and financial
to have a continuing relationship of some sort if there are children and support advice, they agreed on suitable terms of
payments for living expenses. But other than that, they wish to be as financially settlement to maximise the retirement
independent as possible and go their own way. benefits of both parties by preserving the
fund into the future.
This is understandable. And this is They both excelled in their own sphere
how the Family Law courts see it too. In of control of the business. Neither could The point is that great results can
line with section 81 of the Family Law run the business alone. Their business sometimes be achieved by cooperation,
Act, judges have an obligation to end the relationship was strong. However their looking for mutual advantage and seeking
existing financial relations of the parties. personal relationship had broken down. a win-win situation. This is most likely
So joint assets may be sold, or one party They both wanted to preserve their to happen where the parties are willing
is given a chance to buy out the other’s business for the benefit of themselves to engage in collaborative resolution or
interests. and their children. With the assistance family dispute resolution with the help of
of their lawyers, they were able to come lawyers and financial experts trained and
However sometimes this arrangement to sensible arrangements to continue as experienced in these approaches.
is neither sensible or practical. The parties’ business partners, whilst ceasing their
wealth and financial future may lie in a intimate personal relationship. It was a Unfortunately many separating couples
particular business, home or farm, which difficult transition, but they managed it instead look to maximise their own financial
may have been the ‘golden goose’ and amicably. advantage by getting in first and taking an
produced the family fortune and lifestyle. aggressive and litigious approach. This can
To get rid of it can be very counter- In another case the parties had a be great for lawyers, but rarely leads to
productive for both parties. successful self-managed superannuation successful results for the parties themselves
fund. They had carefully planned a and their children.
I recall a recent case where the parties transition to retirement for both of them.
were running a successful interior design For the fund to be wound up at that stage, FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST
business and each earning a high income. Andrew Corish.
SECONDARY LOGO VARIATIONS Corish & Co Specialist Family


FREE The Board and staff of
JP Services
Sydney Community Services
Come visit our office at 1 Pottery Lane
for our new JP service. would like to thank their volunteers

Our JP will be in Monday May 7th, 14th, for their dedication to our local
21st and 28th from 2POSITVE – 1 COLOUR BLACK - 4pm.
community throughout the year!
Please call in advance to ensure the
JP is in that week: You are making such a positiveThe Board and staff of Sydney Community Services would like to thank their volunteers for their
dedication to our local community throughout the year! You are making such a positive difference to
Phone 9427 6425
difference to someone or many.someone or many.


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 CHAPLAIN

amidst the vibrancy and pleasures of life is very

appealing and hard to leave voluntarily. But usually

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, Mum’s black, velvet jacket – perfect!
htful snorkel amongst the dazzling colour of

Treasure Trovef fish and coral. An endless delight that I


first scuba dive which proved problematic especially if accompanied by helpful others. (I was vIehraydgblaedenosfearching for a photographic
rt and early difficulties with air! The dive oaflltohwlebeodavidictteek.ilogpynrtpohsaustrnotdroyff)oMarnumdmyr’egsdrgaisoncidnomgveaarw’esdaryitnhwgise(Aditdepimrnilg-
he sea lacked the vibrant colour, but there having my instructor close by!) The experience a
es of bottom dwellers – including a shark then enriches our return to better times – if we
My motto is ‘life in all its fullness’.* It does not denyotuhtefit. I first found this treasure in my
ing at the surface again for the third dive. It ofmlaittyseetreaeannsd, rweceoamrinbginiitntgoitpwlaictehscmloythMinugmof
irst dive, but enriched by the knowledge of difficulties in life, but acknowledges them as part would never have dreamed of! Normally a

* from John 10:10 in the Bible future-oriented thinker, I was struck by the

0 299 751, e. [email protected] combined richness of the two articles from

Supported by Lane Cove Uniting Church my inherited treasure trove.

The ‘treasure’ we inherit is a mixture

that requires sorting. This was recently

highlighted when working through a

marriage preparation course. Into our new

relationships we bring gifts and baggage

from our past. Being aware of our unique

heritage and the ways it affects us, helps us

decide what to do with it. Will we treasure

those ways in their original form, adjust

them for a better fit, or decide to leave them

behind? The new relationship brings those

practices into sharp focus. What was taken

for granted as ‘normal’, may require change

to build a new and hopeful future.

My role as Lane Cove Community

Chaplain also requires this sifting, but from

a Church perspective. Which traditions are

a precious gift from the past, deserving

preservation? Which need adjustment

for a contemporary setting? Are some

best discarded altogether? While having a

considerable focus on adjustment, guarding

the essentials of the Christian faith is also

critical. Jesus response to, ‘Teacher, which is

the greatest commandment in the Law?’ is

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart

INFORMATION GROUP and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour

7 MAY Come along and hear WAIG members talk about their experiences of as yourself.’
(From the Bible, Matthew 22:37-39, NIV).

the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival and/or share your favourite sessions. Our lives stand on the shoulders of our

14 MAY Gabi Duigu is a member of the grass-roots community organisation forebears, for better and for worse. Let
GetUp! and has been a volunteer at its head office for nearly 3 years. Gabi will us discern carefully what to do with that
heritage for the sake of this generation and

talk about the changes in focus that GetUp! is undergoing as an organisation. the next.

21 MAY Our regular session, when we’ll talk about what books by women Begin today to demonstrate the
authors we have read during the holidays. characteristics for which you would like
to be remembered in the next generation!

28 MAY Gaby Judd, Coordinator of Grandmothers Against the Detention of Showing extra care for those around you
Refugee Children (GADRC) in NSW, will focus on the plight of refugee children makes for a great start.


All WAIG sessions are held at the Lane Cove Library, Rev Karen Paull - 0400 299 751
Longueville Rd unless otherwise stated. Cost of Monday sessions: [email protected]
$8 members/$10 non-members per session.
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What’s on May 2018

monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday

02 PUBLIC 03 02 Shopping Bus 03 Social Bridge 04 Boomers Blue
HOLIDAY 9am - 11.45am Chess/Solo
Mah-Jong 1pm - 3.30pm 9.45 - 12.45pm
1pm-4.00pm Table Tennis
12.30pm or 2.30pm
Phone Shopping
9am - 11.30am

07 F.O.C.A.S. 10 09 Shopping Bus 10 Shuffleboard 11 Boomers Yellow
Group meeting 9am - 11.45am 9.45 - 12.45pm
9.30 - 12noon 9.45am - 11.45am
Table Tennis
14 Parkview Cafe Winter Fashion 12.30pm or 2.30pm
Royal Wedding Pde 10am-12.30pm
Luncheon Mah-Jong Social Bridge Chess/ Coles
$20 1.00pm - 4.00pm Phone Shopping
12noon - 2pm 9am - 11.30am

Solo 1pm - 3.30pm Scrabble 10-12noon

15 Bus Trip 16 Shopping Bus 17 Social Bridge 18 Boomers Blue
9.45 - 12.45pm
Sydney Train 9am - 11.45am Chess/Solo
Museum Loftus 1pm - 3.30pm Table Tennis
12.30pm or 2.30pm

$45 Mah-Jong Coles Phone
1.00pm - 4.00pm 9am - 11.30am

21 Book CLub 22 Bus Trip 23 Shopping Bus 24 Shuffleboard 25 Boomers Yellow
9.45 - 12.45pm
PAUL THEROUX'S ANSTO 9am - 11.45am 9.45am - 11.45am Table Tennis
The Old Discovery Centre 12.30pm or
Patagonian Lucas Heights Mah-Jong Social Bridge 2.30pm
Express Day Trip 1pm - Chess/Solo Coles
1.30pm - 3pm $40 1pm - 3.30pm Phone Shopping
9am - 11.30am
Scrabble 10-12noon

28 Parkview Cafe 29 30 Shopping Bus 31 Social Bridge 29 Table Tennis
3 course meal 9am - 11.45am Chess/Solo
$15 Mah-Jong 1pm - 3.30pm 12.30pm or 2.30pm
1pm - 4pm Coles
12noon - 1.45pm Phone Shopping
Movie Afternoon 9.00am - 11.30am
1.45pm Scrabble
10 - 12 noon

BOOKINGS /ENQUIRIES CONTACT: Phone: 9427 6425 Email: [email protected]

1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, 2066

BUS TRIP: Go behind the scenes at the ANSTO Bring a friend. Call to book – 9427 6425. day of your choosing). No charge for the phone-in service;
(Australian Nuclear Science and Technology SHUFFLEBOARD: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the COLES charge a small delivery fee.
Organisation) Discovery Center. See the instruments month. 9.45 – 11.45am $5 includes morning tea. TABLE TENNIS: Two sessions every Friday. 12.30 or
scientists use to improve our health, understand our BOOK CLUB: 3rd Monday of the month, $4 includes 2.30pm - $5.00.
environment and develop new solutions for industry borrowing book and afternoon tea. Discussing The BOOMERS: An informal social group for older men who
plus a guided bus tour. Morning tea, and lunch Old Patagonian Express – Paul Theroux. are independently mobile; sticks & walkers are welcome.
included. NUMBERS STRICTLY LIMITED! $40 SOCIAL BRIDGE/ CHESS/SOLO: Every Thursday Outings approx three hours to a variety of places of interest.
Call to reserve your seat – 9427 6425. afternoon 1pm - 3.30pm, Parkview Room at 1 Pottery Join us in May to the RSL Village in Narrabeen and The
PARK VIEW CAFÉ: Three-course meal, $15 on 2nd Lane, Lane Cove. $5 includes afternoon tea. All Grounds in Alexandria. Bookings essential 9427 6425
and 4th Monday of month. Bus pick up, $5 return welcome. Please call Julie for details. 9427 6425 F.O.C.A.S : Become a Community Centre volunteer! 1st
– Bookings essential. STOP PRESS – Park View MAH-JONG: Every Wednesday now at the Seniors Monday of month morning tea is provided. We knit, sew,
Café on Monday 14th May celebrate the marriage of Hub, 1 Pottery Lane in the Park View Room. $5 crochet all sorts of articles and make handmade calico dolls
Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Join us for a Royal includes afternoon tea. All welcome. For enquiries for children in hospitals and the needy. We look forward to
Wedding Luncheon, a glass of bubbles, a menu please call Vanessa 9428 2972 or Julie 9427 6425 meeting you at 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove in the Park View
fit for a King, and a slice of Royal Wedding cake! SCRABBLE: Fortnightly on Fridays – see calendar for Room 9.30am -12noon.
Dress Code: Ladies, day dress, hat/gloves optional! dates. $5 includes morning tea MOVIE AFTERNOON: Join us as Alan Seale presents
Gentlemen, collar, no thongs! Bookings Essential – VILLAGE (SHOPPING) BUS: Weekly door to door the multi Oscar winning comedy classic Roman Holiday ,
9427 6425. 12 -2pm. service, Wednesday mornings, with 2 hours in Village. starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, Wednesday
*WINTER FASHION PARADE Presented by Golden $7 single or $10 per couple. Bookings essential. May 30th at 1.45pm. Venue: Sydney Community Services,
Girls! Thursday May 10, Terrace Room, LG 1 Pottery PHONE SHOPPING: Weekly on Fridays 9-11.30am. 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove. Volunteers free or $5 entry –
4L0anIeT.H$E1V0I,LmLAoGrnEinOgBSteERaVinERcluI dNeOd.. 2L7u3cIkyMDAoYo2r0p18rizes. Phone our office your shopping order, delivered a includes afternoon tea. Bookings essential 9427 6425.



& Relaxation

WHEN: 1.15 - 2.15pm (note new time),
Tuesday 8 May and
Tuesday 22 May, 2018

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Includes afternoon tea.
VENUE: Sydney Community Services,
1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove Emily Wilks, our instructor, is a fully
qualified yoga teacher with an
COST: $5 entry includes afternoon tea. interest in teaching children and
Volunteers of Sydney adult's mindfulness, relaxation and
Community Services are free. brain science.

Please RSVP by: To book your place, contact:
Monday May 28th to: [email protected]
[email protected] or call 9427 6425.
or call 9427 6425.
Spaces are limited.


BITS&PIECES PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected]

1ST LANE COVE SCOUT GROUP workshops, general and private plots. Street. Regular exhibitions and events. LANE COVE MUSIC AND CULTURAL
Sun 2pm. Ph Mandy 9436 2891. CENTRE
Joeys 6-8yrs (register interest); COVE INVESTORS A small group
Cubs 8-11yrs (Wed 7pm); Scouts of local investors meeting monthly HUNTERS HILL WOMEN'S Not-for-profit organisation offering
11-15yrs (Fri 7.30pm); Venturers (evenings), at the Lane Cove Library BOWLING CLUB Seeking new music tuition for children and adult
15-18yrs (Thur 7pm). New hall in to discuss and pool our knowledge members. Tuesday mornings. Free learners. Suzuki and traditional
Blackman Park, available for hire. and broaden our investment skills, lessons. Enjoy the friendship. methods. Contact us on 9427 8027. e: mail@ primarily in the share market. 0419 258 662 or 0408 110 082. ph: 9428 4061 Interested? Contact Julian at LANE COVE RESIDENTS FOR
[email protected] JAZZ BAND Stringybark Jazz RECONCILIATION (LCRR)
ALL AGE SUNDAY SCHOOL rehearses Monday nights in Lane
C3 CHURCH LANE COVE Cove, vacancies available. Plays a Formed in 1997, we are a local group of
Classes 9am each Sunday. Morning Sunday services 9am (with morning diverse range of jazz from Swing, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal community
tea provided. Metropolitan Baptist tea after), and 10am for a 10.30am to Blues, Latin, R&B and Funk & members working together to advance
Church, 223 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove start (morning tea before the service performs throughout the year at the process of Reconciliation. New
West. Pastor Mario Schiavone on from 10am). Lane Cove Public School festivals, community events and members are most welcome. Come
0434 432 175 or visit Hall. Homebase Youth – 7.15pm private functions. join us! Enquiries: 9428 1197 or 9428 Friday nights in school term. Monthly Contact: davidcbraybrook@bigpond. 1201
ACEAustralian Contemporary English) com or (mob) 0410 566 953.
Currently looking for new members to COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION New in Lane Cove North, meeting
join social golf club. We play alternate ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS fortnightly on Thursdays from 6pm in
Sundays on various public courses Meetings held on second Thursday of The Meeting House, 23A Stokes Street.
on the North Shore. No handicap Fridays 10am-12 noon. Improve your month, 10.15am-12.30pm in the Lane Enquiries; Bob 0400 226 541 or email
required, but you must know basic conversation English with trained Cove Library, Room 1. [email protected]
rules and etiquette of the game. facilitators. $3/ week. Info from LCM For info, call Morag on 8407 9582 or
Contact Robert 0411 559 909 or Peter Church office on 9427 1163 or email [email protected] LANE COVE UNITING CHURCH
0405 092 877.
LANE COVE BUSH KIDS All are warmly welcome to worship
AQUALUNA CHOIR Fun acapella FOODFAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN in the chapel, Sundays 9.30am, cnr
choir seeking singers- pop, gospel, Nature activities for 2 to 5 years Figtree St/ Centennial Ave or come for
world, sacred music. Wed 7.30pm, St F​ ree individual plots for growing your (term time) and 2 to 10 years (school coffee at 10.30am. Weekly activities
Andrew's church hall, Longueville. own veggies, fruit and herbs still holidays). Join us for fun and include Christian Meditation and
Enquiries: Christine on 0411 738 528 available. See [email protected] adventure in local bushland. Program Mahjong. Phone 9428 2240 or email
or [email protected]. details and online bookings at www. [email protected]
Sunday Service, 9am every week. 1st LANE COVE BUSHLAND &
Meet over dinner on second & 3rd Sundays - Morning Prayer. 2nd CONSERVATION SOCIETY Calling young musicians! Have you
Wednesday evening of each month & 4th Sundays - Holy Communion. LCBS meets on the 2nd Tuesday each ever played in a symphony orchestra?
in a supportive learning environment Sunday School also available. month at the Lane Cove Tennis Club, Why not come along and try out in
and great social atmosphere. Info: Kenneth St, Longueville. Newcomers one of our rehearsals. Scholarships
0404 049 565, GREENWICH SAILING CLUB welcome. For info, contact Ron 9427 offered for selected students. www.
Kids Learn to Sail, September 25. 1125, or Helen 9427 4845.
BNI BUSINESS EXPRESS LANE COVE New members of any age are always Contact Lyndall 0411 413 335 or
welcome. Information at https://gsc. LANE COVE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY [email protected]
BNI is a highly professional business E: [email protected]
networking organisation whose Meets fortnightly at 8.00pm on LANE COVE RSL SUB-BRANCH
primary purpose is to exchange HALLAM AVENUE TENNIS CLUB Thursday evenings.
qualified business referrals. Contact Details 9428 4834 or 9873 6315. Meets first Thursday of each month
Dr Sarah McNeil on 9418 9031 or 58 Hallam Ave, Lane Cove West. New at the Lane Cove Club at 10am. Keep
[email protected] members welcome. Hire courts from LANE COVE CHORISTERS up-to-date with RSL matters, DVA and
CARISBROOK HISTORIC HOUSE $10 per hour. Call 0424 229 259 or Senior ladies' choir welcomes new community services. 9906 5934.
email ha[email protected] members. Rehearsals on Tuesday
Open weekends from 11am - 4pm. afternoons at St. Aidan's Church, LANE COVE TOASTMASTERS
See this beautifully restored house HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Longueville. Regular concerts given.
and what it was like to live in the Strength Training - use adjustable For info, contact Bev on 9418 9063. Become a confident public speaker
1880's during a time when there free weights and body weight supported by a friendly group. Meets
were no iPads, phones or TV's. The exercises to improve muscle strength, LANE COVE CONCERT BAND 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday 6:45pm -
gardens are also a joy to wander Tuesdays 2.35-3.35pm. 10 week term, 8:25pm at 23A Stokes Street, Lane
through. Adults $8, Family $20, $110/$88 (concession). P:8877 5300. Want to join a local, friendly musical Cove. Enquiries: 0403 392 122. www.
Concession $6. 334 Burns Bay Road. organisation? Six ensembles, from
Parking off Waterview Drive www. HUMMINGSONG COMMUNITY CHOIRS beginner to advanced concert Cove-Toastmasters/ bands, 2 jazz bands and a woodwind
A network of women’s a cappella ensemble. New members welcome. LANE COVE SUSTAINABILITY ACTION
CARER SUPPORT Carer Line is a choirs. Chatswood choir ‘Alkira' is Cameraygal Wind Symphony GROUP Meets on the third Thursday
free telephone information/support open to new members. Meets Monday rehearses 7:45pm Thursday (AMEB of every odd month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul,
service specifically for/about carers nights in school terms from 7.30pm - grade 5 or higher); Sept, Nov) at the Lane Cove Library,
providing information, support and 9.30pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Turrumburra Concert Band rehearses 7-8.30pm. 9428 3553/0421 442 840.
referrals. Call 1800 242 636, 1 View Street, Chatswood. 7:45pm Wednesday (grade 3-4);
Mon-Frid, 9-5pm. Karingal Concert Band rehearses LANE COVE WEST TENNIS CLUB
7:30pm Tuesday (grade 2-3);
CLAN MACLEOD PIPE BAND HUNTERS HILL BRIDGE CLUB Stringybark Jazz rehearses 7.30pm Courts for hire day or night at
Mondays (grade 5 or higher). Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive (off
Always wanted to learn to play Looking for a way to keep mentally Visit or Paul Wood St). Amenities and children's
bagpipes or drums? We practice fit, have fun and make friends? Hummerston on 0407 124 600. playground. Contact Vic on 0417 667
Monday nights at St Leonards Park, Join our Beginner Bridge lessons 020 or
North Sydney and welcome new starting Thursday 8th March for 6 LANE COVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY New members welcome.
members. Contact via website: www. weeks from 1 - 3.15pm. Cost $120. Hunters Hill Bridge Club, Crown St, Next meeting is 7pm, May 22nd at LAUGHTER MELODY YOGA
Henley. Registration required, contact Lane Cove Library. ARCHAEOLOGY
COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN Carol Sheldrake on 0438 619 780 or SPECIAL: University of Sydney guest Join one hour laughter yoga sessions
Offers free activities: Local bush [email protected] speakers Dr James Flexner, Pamela to help you feel good, boost health
walks, meditation, conversation and Chauvel and Amelia O'Donnell and happiness. All welcome. Coin
coffee groups, chess, family camps, HUNTERS HILL CONGREGATIONAL will focus on the excavations at donation. Enquiries: 0403 392 122.
women's retreats, private talk with CHURCH Our main gathering Triabunna and Maria Island that Check sessions at
chaplain Karen. is Sundays at 10am and during research working class and childhood Laughter-Melody-Yoga/ the week in various homes in archaeology in Tasmania. Supper
0400 299 751 our community. Cnr Ferdinand & afterwards. Enquiries 0418 276 376. LAVOCE INC. COMMUNITY CHOIR
Alexandra Street. Phone 9817 2282
COMMUNITY GARDEN (Permapatch) or LANE COVE MASTERS SWIMMING Meets Tuesday, 6.15-8pm at the Lane
Cove Living and Learning Centre,
Behind Chatswood South Uniting HUNTERS HILL MUSEUM Meets Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, Lane 180 Longueville Rd to sing for fun.
Church, cnr Mowbray Rd and Open Mon to Frid, 10am-12noon at Cove Aquatic Centre. Swimming coach No audition necessary, new members
Pac Hwy, Lane Cove. Huge, quiet Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra caters to all levels of swimming ability. welcome. Enquiries: Adrian Lee
garden. 50 members. Sharing info, 0424 507 321, email adrianlee2@mac.
com; or


ANGLICAN CHURCH Sunday morning SUPPORT GROUP For info, call Clare on 0422 798 498.
services 8am & 10am. Friendship U3A offers an extensive variety of
Service for the frail aged, 11.30am on Provides patients and families with SHINNYO-EN BUDDHIST TEMPLE events and intellectually stimulating
1st Wed of month. Healing service, education & emotional support. daytime courses held in an informal,
6pm on 3rd Sun of month. Youth Meetings are facilitated by health Lantern Floating Hawaii at Shinnyo- friendly atmosphere. Ph 9262 2702
group, 7pm on Frid during school care professionals and held at North en Temple. Memorial lanterns set or
term. Playgroup for toddlers & carers, Shore Private Hospital. For details, afloat in the Pacific Ocean, uniting
10am Mon & Tues. Craft Circle, 10am email Allison O’Dea @ snog@snog. our prayers for the departed loved WAIG - WOMEN'S ACTION AND INFO
on 3rd Frid of month. Cnr Christina & or visit ones and world peace. Prayers of GROUP Stimulating speakers,
Arabella St. remembrance accepted until May discussions and book reviews
NORTH SHORE PROSTATE CANCER 28. http://www.lanternfloatinghawaii. for women. Every Monday during
LONGUEVILLE UNITING CHURCH SUPPORT GROUP Information com/page/home. Inquiries: 9418 school term, 10.30am-12.30pm at
and support for people impacted 6688, email [email protected], Lane Cove Library. $8 members/$10
Tues 12th June: The Lady in the Van - by Prostate Cancer. Next FREE visit non-members per session. Visit
a 2015 British comedy/drama starring meeting is Thursday 17th May, or email
Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. The 5-7pm in Kolling Building, 5th floor, SPIRIT OF LIFE UNITARIAN [email protected]
mostly true story of a man who forms North Shore Hospital. Speaker is FELLOWSHIP A highlight for May will
an unexpected bond with a transient Assoc. Professor Nat Lenzo, Nuclear be Geoff Usher speaking on "In what WALKING WELL Gentle movement
woman living in a van that’s parked in Medicine Physician on Integrating do we place our trust?", Sun 6th May class, 11am-1pm on the first Sunday
his driveway. Catering: 9427 4740 / Diagnosis and Therapy for Prostate at 10.30am, Kirribilli Neighbourhood of every month at Lane Cove Bowls
9428 4287. BYO drinks. Cancer. Women and partners Centre. Inquiries: 9599 1180 www. Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd. Next
$10. 6.30pm pizza, 7.15pm movie. welcome to attend with their session is Sunday 1st of October.
husbands. For more information, Enquiries to Shona on
LCM ANGLICAN CHURCH call Convenor, John Fullagar on ST MARK'S HUNTERS HILL 0416 820 252 or www.movingintune.
19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove. 9498 1984 or 0400 420 602 or see PLAYGROUP Held in St. Mark’s com/walking-well
Playtime: Wednesday mornings @ www.prostate-cancer-support- Church Hall, Figtree Road, Hunters
9.45am - 12 noon (Junior Jivers 10 Hill on Wednesdays 10 -12 noon WOM:NI - WILLOUGHBY OLDER
- 10.30am). A range of activities for during school term. Mums, Dads, MEN: NEW IDEAS "Meet a friend
children 0-5 and their carers. OSBORNE PARK TENNIS COURT Grans and Nannies all welcome. - Make a friend - Be a friend." For
Activities and refreshments for all. men over 55. Meetings held in Club
LOWER NORTH SHORE MULTIPLE Play tennis in beautiful bush setting Inquiries 0409 327 087/9879 8793. Willoughby, Crabbes St, Willoughby
BIRTH ASSOC A club run by volunteer with club house. Childrens play every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. For
parents of multiples (twins, triplets area adjacent. Local community- TREBLEMAKERS COMMUNITY info, call Doug on 9417 3715
etc) to support and assist other run facility. Very reasonable rates. CHOIR Anybody who loves to sing is
parents. Weekly playgroup. For permanent daytime bookings, invited. Performing contemporary ZUMBA CLASSES IN LANE COVE
Email [email protected]. contact Ralph Bertinetti on 9428 and traditional songs, this unique
au or visit 2180 or [email protected]. The choir will be participating in Get fit, sweat, make friends and have
Tennis Court is managed by Osborne community events and activities. For fun! Classes suitable for everyone
MAHJONG Wednesday afternoons Park Progress Association. more info, Louise on 0452 006 693. or call
from 1 - 4pm at Sydney Community Dianne on 0406 765 827.
Services, 1 Pottery Lane. Lessons PROBUS CLUBS Fellowship
available.Phone Vanessa 9428 2972/ meetings for retirees. Programs MAY 2018
Sarah 0407 246 666. include guest speakers, regular
excursions, morning, afternoon tea ALL WELCOME - $3
Home-made morning tea.
Delivers healthy, affordable meals to CROWS NEST COMBINED meet 10am-12 noon
client's homes. Friendly volunteers at Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall,
deliver on a daily or weekly basis. Place, Crows Nest, at 10.00am third Christina St, Longueville
Services to Hunters Hill 9817 0101 Thursday monthly. 9439 3455
CENTRE A not-for-profit organisation Lane Cove Bowling Club, Burns Bay
with a varied and interesting program Road at 10am, second Monday each WED 9 - NO ACTIVITIES
of activities catering for people month. In May the topic is The Last THUR 10 - MOTHERS
of all ages including playgroups, Windjammer. Info: 0408 680 507.
Community Café, community garden, WED 16 - NO ACTIVITIES
yoga, craft, seniors outings and LANE COVE LADIES meet at THUR 17 - NEEDLEWORK
shopping trips. Located at 23a Stokes Lane Cove Club at 10am, second WED 23 - NO ACTIVITIES
Street, Lane Cove North, 9427 1841. Wednesday monthly.9419 5068.
Caters for children aged 3 - 5 yrs, with Chatswood Bowling Club, Gordon
highly experienced and university Ave, Chatswood at 9.45am, third THUR 31 - LUNCH
qualified staff offering a full preschool Tuesday monthly. 9428 3357. @ COAL LOADER
program Mon-Thurs 8.30am-3.30pm.
47 Burns Bay Rd (opp Coles), 9008 HUNTERS HILL COMBINED meet If you need transport or have any questions,
5549 at Hunters Hill Club at 9.30am, first please call Frank on 9427 3215
Tuesday monthly. 0407 018 071. or Chris on 9428 4287
MEN'S SHED Currently looking for
new members. Drop in for a cuppa HUNTERS HILL LADIES meet at
and a chat. Located in the carpark at Hunters Hill Club, 12-20 Madeline St
St Columba Retirement Centre, 15 at 10am, fourth Monday monthly.
Figtree St. Open Mon, Tues and Thurs, 9816 5116.
10am-3pm. Call Ted on 0428 024 208 WAVERTON COMBINED meets at
or email lan[email protected] Lane Cove Country Club, 180 River
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR Road, Northwood on the third
SENIORS Come and join us for Monday of month at 10.15am.
one hour of relaxation and simple Phone: 9955 5126.
mindfulness meditations that will
support you in bringing more peace ROTARY CLUB OF LANE COVE
and joy into your life. We meet at
Centrehouse (178 Longueville Rd) on All welcome at our weekly meeting.
the 3rd Sunday of each month from 6.15 for 6.45pm until 8.15pm,
11am to 12pm, starting 18 Feb. For Tuesdays at the Lane Cove Country
details see Club, 180 River Road. Dinner cost
meditation or call Ana 0428 569 373. $20/head.
or phone 0407 216 552.


FREE classes. Discover how to
achieve inner balance, peace and
deep understanding. No obligation.



LANE COVE RESIDENTS FOR The Lane Cove Historical Society
Free history talk - ‘Towards a Makarrata/Treaty:
Australia’s Hidden History’ Supported by HYECORP Property Group

WHEN: Tuesday 8th May, 6.15 - 7.30pm Now open for submissions — ends 31 August
WHERE: Lane Cove Library
BOOKINGS: Ph 9911 3634 You could win $2000

Kerrie McKenzie OAM, Co-Convenor Lane Cove Residents for or phone +61 2 9420 4010
Reconciliation, will present this informative talk. Makarrata
is a Yolgnu word symbolising the restoration of peace after (click on 'Society' )
a dispute.
Acknowledging the truth of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
history empowers us all to create a better future - so that
one day we can walk together as Australians, with dignity,
upon this Ancient Land.

Carisbrook Historic House Lane Cove Sustainability
Phone Action Group stall

0418 276 365 Why not come and talk to us about
our latest campaigns or buy a cut price
KeepCup and join the
Guides [email protected] re-use revolution.

Wanted WHEN:
9am to 12.30pm, Saturday 2nd June


Lisa Osmialowski - Flute ARCHAEOLOGY SPECIAL
Ella Brinch - Viola At home and down the pub

Azumi Lehmann - Harp WORKING CLASS
PERFORMING MUSIC BY: Ibert, Fauré, Debussy, Bizet,
Puccini and Satie 7pm Tuesday
DATE: Tuesday 26th June at 8.00pm 22 May
VENUE: Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church,
19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove (behind the PO) Lane Cove Library
COST: $25 at the door, children admitted free.
Enquiries welcome, phone 9428 4287 or 9427 4651.
DIARY DATE: Concert at 8.00pm Tuesday 14th August 0418 276 365
with pianist John Martin and cellist Susan Blake.



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ACCOUNTANTS Aussie............................... 8084 9733 Le Resto............................ 9427 6272 Minyan Design Tailor........ 9420 8848
Brian A Scott C. Acct........ 9418 6669 Commonwealth Bank............ 132 221 Ogalo Portugese Chicken. 9427 1200 New Mayfair Drycleaners.. 9427 5667
Deborah Hill...................... 9420 4660 Infinity Wealth.................. 9420 9558 Oliver Brown Chocolate Cafe9. 7482111 Sally's Alterations............. 9428 5675
Fodera & Co...................... 9418 9418 Juliard Finanical Services.1300 302 188 One Birdwood................... 9428 5155 Triple A Dry Cleaners........ 9427 3402
Harry V Turner and Co...... 9427 0599 Kingston Financial............ 8117 2900 The Junction..................... 9418 8005
H& R Block Accountants.. 9427 9335 MLC Advice Centre............ 8035 7650 Patchai............................. 9427 7882 ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER/
Infinity Financial............... 9420 9558 Mortgage Choice.............. 9420 3052 Persian Basement............. 9428 5812 COMMUNICATIONS
Kingston Financial............ 8117 2900 NAB...................................... 132 265 Pho Sam Noodle House.... 9869 0499 Asmarina Consulting Services9. 420 4658
MAM Advisory Group........ 9428 6000 Net International Finance.9420 2939 Mowbray Eatery................ 9427 8083 Classic Audio.................... 9428 3333
Travis & Travis C.Acct....... 9427 6555 Smartline Home Loans..... 9420 1895 Nibu Cafe............................ 9418 322 Electronics Central........... 9420 3811
St George Bank..................... 133 330 Shorties Bar & Dining....... 9418 9780 Fastrack Technology........ 9043 5303
ARCHITECTS, BUILDING Westpac Bank................... 8962 4388 Subway............................. 9418 8355 Exp. Website Designer.0450 011 336
& DESIGN Super Mix Juicery........ 0410 715 802
Architects Johannsen.. 0412 122 599 BARS & CLUBS Sushi Maru........................ 9418 8222
Architect Nathalie Curtet.0412 494 341 Lane Cove Bowling Club... 9420 5793 Unwined Café & Bar.......... 9418 8074 Len Wallis Audio............... 9427 6755
Archizone Interior Design. 9428 2857 Lane Cove Club................. 9428 5155 Via Napoli......................... 9428 3297 McIntosh Electrical...... 1300 627 727
Buildscape Complete B.S..9428 3055 Lane Cove Country Club.... 9427 6631 Wok Passion..................... 9420 9567 Raw FM Network.............. 9420 4900
Carpenter - Michael..... 0419 861 545 Longueville Hotel.............. 9427 2021
Cant Dibden...................... 9418 8633 Unwined Café & Bar.......... 9418 8074 CHILD CARE KIDS & TEENS
Designing Green......... 0412 494 341 Birrahlee Kindergarten...... 9427 5900 Ballet Stuff....................... 9428 4404
D. Hall Building Appraisals9. 418 7750 CAFES, RESTAURANTS Burns Bay Cottage............ 9418 6188 Burns Bay Dance Studio..0402 779 330
ECR International.............. 9418 3318 Birdwood Cafe.................. 8090 7940 Greenwood Early Education1. 300 947 336 Crayons........................ 1300 232 111
Garage Door Repairs......... 9427 8383 Caesars Pizza Palace........ 9427 6197 LC Occasional Care........... 9428 2324 Kidstuff............................. 9427 4333
Handyman - John........ 0420 201 256 Café Zivelli........................ 9420 1103 Meeting House ................. 9427 1841 Imagination Dance......... 458 333 063
LJ Boland.......................... 9427 1511 Chargrill Charlies.............. 8095 9761 Stringybark Day Care Centre.94273584 LC Dance Academy........... 9418 7338
Martin Wesley Builder.. 0411 856 492 Crust Gourmet Pizza......... 9418 9222
PMB Plumbing.................. 9428 4041 Curry Lane........................ 9428 2922 COMMUNITY SERVICES FASHION - MENS
Reliance Roof Restoration1. 300 300 748 Delhi Hutt.......................... 9428 5557 Centrehouse ..................... 9428 4898 Gazman............................ 9427 3095
Sissons Neves Architects.. 9420 8855 Dominos Pizza.................. 8424 4050 C3 Church......................... 9418 9211 Good Will Op Shops.......... 9418 6835
Sunteca Blinds/ Awnings.. 1300 853 518 Encasa.............................. 9418 8577 Gallery Lane Cove............. 9428 4898 St Vincent de Paul............ 9427 1115
Gelatissimo....................... 9418 7465 Sydney Community Services9. 427 6425 Greenhouse Asian Salads.8540 0404 Lane Cove Council............ 9911 3555 FASHION/ACCESSORIES WOMEN
Fusion Coffee................... 9418 8074 Lane Cove Library............. 9911 3634 Adam Larissa Fashions.... 9427 6291
BAKERIES & PATISSERIE Fourth Fish....................... 9427 4896 Lane Cove Seniors Centre.9911 3555 Baku Swimwear.................................
Bakers Delight.................. 9418 3849 Ground Caffe..................... 9420 0410 Susan's Welcome Home Help.9428 4494 Bella Cove Lingerie........... 9418 6776
La Provence...................... 9418 9364 King of Kebabs................. 9418 9533 Blue Illusion...................... 9456 6041
Pottery Green Bakers........ 9420 4793 La Piazza Pizza................. 9427 6041 DRY CLEANING AND Fuschia Boutique.............. 9428 3601
The Cake Man................... 8021 6195 La Provence Espresso Bar. 9418 9364 ALTERATIONS Good Will Op Shops.......... 9418 6835
Lane Cove BBQ Kitchen.... 9420 8288 Blossom Tailoring/Alterations.9427 8817 Iris & Lin........................... 9427 1395
BANKS & FINANCE LC Chinese Kitchen........... 9427 0099 Lawrence Dry Cleaners..... 9428 4368 Miss V Boutique................ 9418 9333
ANZ Bank..................... 1800 033 844 Running Bare.................... 9420 3025
Stedmans Fine Jewellery.. 9427 3924
St Vincent de Paul............ 9427 1115



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Are you 55+? For affordable VOLUNTEERPOSITVE – 1 COLOUR BLACK
FLYERS LEAFLETS individual or small group BUS DRIVER
BROCHURES tuition, see our timetable at: WANTED
0450 370 575 Living and Learning Centre,
sharon.artanddesign 180 Longueville Rd, We are looking for friendly and capable volunteer Lane Cove drivers to drive our community bus on day trips.
Phone 0411 207 512 A Light Rigid Licence would be required.
email [email protected] Carolyn, the volunteer coordinator,
Supported by Lane Cove Council Sydney Community Services on 9427 6425
or email: [email protected]
Support The Village Observer, your community,
earn cash and stay fit.

Walkers wanted 4-5 hours per day, 2-3 days per month to
distribute The Village Observer into letterboxes around the
Lane Cove and Hunters Hill areas.

YOU MUST BE fit, reliable & honest.
Attractive hourly remuneration

Call: (O2) 9695 O5O3

TS14 + Virtu...................... 9418 9844 Cleopatras Beauty Clinic... 9428 2196 Dentocare......................... 9427 1099 Priceline Pharmacy........... 9418 6426
Zjoosh............................... 8065 0744 Cutting at the Cove........... 9428 2149 Douglas Hanley Moir......... 9427 6340 Rebalance Centre of Health.0400 600 035
Elan Hair........................... 9418 8171 Dr Vasili Orth. Surgeon..... 9420 1444 Reflexology & Healing... 0433521939
FLORIST Elizabeth's Beauty Clinic... 9428 5049 Dr Papadimitriouo Orth. Surgeon.9418 9777 Soulful Fitness.................. 9427 9855
Spotted Orchid.................. 9418 6770 Elysium Hair Design.......... 9427 0733 Dr Li's TCM Clinic.............. 9418 3778 Sydney Therapy & Co... 0449 619 182
Lane Cove Flower Lady..... 9420 0105 Gai's Salon........................ 9420 0554 Emerald Medical Centre.... 9420 0222 Swimming Lessons...... 0411 320 495
Pure Flowers..................... 9427 8214 Gambino Hair.................... 9427 6062 Emily Rowe Counselling 0. 405 003 945 Tai Chi Holistic Class........ 9420 9421
Hair by Erika..................... 9427 5088 Energy Essence........... 0410 471 557 Thai Chiva......................... 9420 8082
FOOTWEAR / SHOE REPAIR Hair Suite.......................... 9428 5522 Eyes on Lane Cove............ 9418 3329 The Foot Group................. 9428 3000
Lane Cove Shoe Repairs... 9428 2619 James Duffy..................... 9420 3387 Evolvere Pilates Yoga.... 0403 294 824 Top Gum Dental................ 9427 1888
LC Village Shoe Repairs.... 9427 3376 Jason Villa for Hair........... 9428 4327 Flex Hearing..................... 9879 7776 Total Care Hearing ........... 8999 9523
Natural Nails Design......... 9428 3381 Gavin Starr Pharmacy....... 9427 1755 Vanessa Speech Therapy.0449-619-182
FRESH FOOD New York Nails................. 9420 8187 Greenwich Pharmacy........ 9436 1675 Vision PT Personal Training.. 9427 8462
About Life.................... 1300 434 154 Sloans Hair Boutique........ 9420 4880 Health Space............... 1300 364 180 WHAT Hearing................... 9420 2300
Agora of LC....................... 9427 2275 The Clever Cut.................. 9428 2237 Hypoxi Body Studio.......... 9427 2727 Yogabowl...................... 0411 155 165
Big Barra Seafood............. 9427 0077 Toni & Guy........................ 9427 3213 ILS............................... 1300 941 037 Zumba classes 4u......... 0406 765 827
Figtree Greengrocers........ 9420 2111 Tres Jolie.......................... 9420 0700 Infinite Energies/Wellness.9427 7259
Hudson Meats.................. 9427 9000 Zara Skin Care Clinic......... 9420 9777 Japanese Yoga............ 0413 136 036 HOME & HOMEWARES
LC Village Fruit market..... 9428 1733 J.Brandt-Sarif Physio....... 9420 8802 Blind Inspiration.......... 1300 925 463
Lime Leaf Fruit & Veg....... 9420 0102 HEALTH / SPORT / FITNESS Knots in Knead................. 9438 5008 Declutter Service......... 0404 025 280
Riverview Meats............... 9427 2108 A Better Smile Dental....... 9427 3366 Lane Cove Aquatic Centre.9418 8858 Eco Downunder............ 0411 612 632
Thomas Dux...................... 9420 4833 Action Plus Physio............ 9837 4440 LC Chiropractic Centre...... 9428 4033 Found Gifts &Homewares.0411 427 670
Anytime Fitness................ 9418 6299 LC Family Medical Centre. 9427 7622 Hot Dollar......................... 9418 6044
GROCERIES & LIQUOR Apple Dental..................... 9420 5050 Lane Cove Denture Clinic.. 9411 1179 Iris & Lin........................... 9427 1395
BWS Liquor....................... 9427 2058 Ben Ebert Psychologist0. 403 197 533 Lane Cove Foot Clinic....... 9428 3000 Smart Bargains ........... 0413 381 021
Cellarbrations................... 9427 6222 Better Hearing.................. 9394 8465 LC General Practice.......... 9418 9670 Smart Gutter solutions..... 8676 2247
Chambers Cellars.............. 9427 3922 BlueFit Health Club........... 9418 8888 Lane Cove Optical............. 9428 5070
Coles................................. 9427 0199 Bodytone Yoga............ 0423 595 557 Lane Cove Orthodontics... 9427 8088 The Hunted...... 0498 222 130
Lucky 7 Convenience Store..9420 0888 Bridget Sheehan Pharmacy.9427 2241 Lane Cove Radiology........ 9418 9096 MAINTENANCE
Go Vita Health Foods........ 9427 4420 Burns Bay Dentistry.......... 9420 2888 Lane Cove Podiatry.......... .9420 4673 Rubbish removal.......... 0409 041 617
Mori Mart.......................... 9427 7631 Burns Bay Medical Centre.9427 4855 LC Speech Pathology........ 9418 3503
Spices of Asia................... 9418 8684 Burns Bay Physio.............. 9427 8333 LC Therapeutic Massage.. 9427 6628
The Source Bulk Foods..... 9420 5055 Carlisle Swimming............ 9417 2060 LC Village Pharmacy......... 9427 0864
Woolworths...................... 9420 0134 Central Avenue Dental Care..9428 4888 Massage Envy .................. 8459 9380 LEGAL
Chemist Warehouse..... 1300 367 283 North Shore Gym.............. 9420 2815 Courtenay & Co................. 9420 1622
HAIR & BEAUTY Connect Hearing............... 9420 2300 Northpoint Psychology.0419 467 794 Integroe Partners......... 0408 675 310
A Beauty........................... 9427 2222 Cove Dental...................... 8413 1779 Nursing Links Universal.... 9427 2252 Leslie Hargraeve Lawyers.9420 8871
Allcare Laser & Cosmetic.. 9420 5577 Curves............................... 9418 6833 Pilates Connection....... 0400 012 693 O'Connors Property Reports. 9420 9011
Art of Beauty.................... 9420 4422 Define Nutrition........... 1800 333 463 Paul Denny Conveyancing.9429 0000
Beauty in the Cove............ 9420 1880 Select Conveyancing........ 9420 1252
Bellini Hair Hunters Hill.... 9817 4422 Patrick Grimes.................. 9428 1577
Chic Scissors.................... 9427 6164



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Dymocks........................... 9418 6500 PROPERTY DEVELOPERS Stone Real Estate............. 9427 7466 Flight Centre................ 1300 534 318
The Burns Bay Bookery..... 9427 4218 Allen Estate Agents.......... 9410 2277 helloworld Lane Cove........ 9418 6866
Lane Cove Newsagency.... 9427 0636 Belle Property................... 9087 3333 HOBBIES, PETS Travel Crafters.................. 8964 4221
Blunts Real Estate............ 9427 5800 Furever Pets..................... 9427 5739 Trendsetter Travel............. 9427 6666
P RINTING/ FRAMING/ Bresic Whitney ................ 9816 8888
PHOTOGRAPHY/FILM Cobden Hayson ............... 8318 7888 TUITION SERVICES
Copy Express.................... 8084 0152 Harbourline....................... 9966 0543 Driving Lessons................ 9420 8440 Australia Post...................... 13 13 18
Final Finish Framing......... 9816 2304 Hamilton & Co Special Projects..9420 2066 English Tutor................ 0402 065 575 C3 Church......................... 9418 9211
IQ Printing........................ 9418 7177 LJ Hooker......................... 9428 1877 Flute Connections............. 9420 4499 Lane Cove Council............ 9911 3555
Lovely Photo Centre.......... 9418 9066 McGrath Real Estate......... 9417 9600 G4 Guitar School.......... 0416 425 242 TAB...................................... 13 33 90
MBE Business Service...... 9418 8450 Ray White......................... 9428 4100 Learning with Confidence. 9816 5959 LCM Churches................... 9427 1163
Motifex Audio Productions8. 065 5207 Riverview Realty...................9420 0083 Soundhub.................... 0450 045 753
Stuart Leal Photographer.0414 551 956 RUN Property.................... 9941 2255 TrebleMakers/Musicianship 0423 981 671
Vikki's Mandarin.......... 0433 031 556


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