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Offshore Choir Afloat Rehearsals
There will be
4 rehearsals held at The Gone Fishing Gallery, Church Point starting at
- Tuesday 22 November from 6.30
- Tuesday 29 November from 6.30
- Tuesday 6 December from 6.30
- Tuesday 13 December from 6.30
The performance is on
Thursday, December 22.
The Laurel Mae will be anchored almost on-shore in Frog Hollow at 6:30
for a 7.00 p.m. start. If people would like to listen, they
should pack a picnic, bring their bells to shake during jingle bells,
fire up the tinny and make sure they've got a stern anchor or, if they
are available, they can raft up on any spare moorings.
When the program is completed at Frog Hollow, the choir will continue
to Church Point, where a repeat performance will be held, followed by a
party at the The Gone Fishing Gallery.
Song Sheets, Music, Sound
available to download here..
Carol of the Birds.pdf
Once in PTS.pdf
Sound files (mp3) zipped
Once in Royal AltoBass.zip
Stille Nacht AltoBass.zip
We wish you AltoBass.zip
While Shepherds AltoBass.zip
Contact Chuck Bradley for any further information.
SCOTLAND ISLAND OFFSHORE CHILDRENS
Scotland Island and Offshore families please see below a link which
contains a small amount of questions for our census. This will help the
Kindy to determine what care needs our families want for the
Click this online link - Online Survey
Please take the time if you can, to complete the survey, I really
do appreciate it. This is not just for existing parents but
for anyone in the community who wishes to enroll their child in our
SIOCS - Director
Hard Dog's Night
singles from 1962 to 1970
Saturday 25/26 November
and the following weekend 2/3 December
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Love Me Dog! The Pre-Fab Four are coming to Scotland Island.
They're sure to Please Please You with their show: "A Hard Dog's
Beatles' singles from 1962 to 1970.
They might sing "Eight Days a Week" but the show is only on Friday and
Saturday 25/26 November and the following weekend 3/4
December. If you
miss it, you'll be saying "I Should Have Known Better"!
Money can't buy you love, but it can get you tickets - $20 from PMC Hill
- don't be a Nowhere Man, book or get yours today!
Growing Up with Fragile X Syndrome
you to all those friends who attended the launch of 'Growing Up with
Fragile X Syndrome' on Saturday 29 October. We all, but especially
Marty, had a wonderful time.
I have had requests from people who did not come as to how to purchase
the book. Please use either of the following methods:
For copies to be mailed go to
http://www.vividpublishing.com.au/fragilex and pay ($29.95) using
For locals who want to collect personally, please pay $25 directly into
my bank account:
Account name: Mates Consulting P/L,
A/c No.: 121773253
will be away from 7 November till 5 December so it will be a little
while before I can deliver the books after Monday 7 November.
Letters to the Editor
thanks to the community for their tremendous effort in recent
would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to members of our local
community, the West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade and the Water Police
who came to our aid in the search for our Mum – Elizabeth Franklin –
who went out for a walk late one Wednesday afternoon, became
disorientated and consequently went missing in the bush behind her home
in Elvina Bay.
Thank you, too, to the yachties and Scotland
Islanders who, seeing and hearing of the activities, joined in the
search. After an anxious and extensive search she was found, amazingly
relatively unscathed (well done, Kyle Woods!).
We are hugely
grateful for the time, effort and caring that everyone extended to her
and to us that evening. What a fabulous and generous community we live
With many thanks and appreciation
Nicola Franklin and Lisa James
over Future of Bennets Boatshed
I am writing to most strongly express my concern about Pittwater
Council’s proposed demolition of Bennet’s boatshed.
humble little building sits on a sandy beach next to the sparkling
water and adjacent to a bustop on the Mccarrs Creek road as one
approaches Church point. It is the last of the bayside boatsheds and is
in public hands. This structure has always been a reminder of the past
foreshore use and serves as a heritage marker for this.
community has repeatedly expressed its support for the retention of
this structure and I believe its future was slated in the Church Point
Plan of Management. The Community has offered to form a working party
to ensure its retention, this is also in practical terms as a building
project. There are so many opportunities for a structure like this.
Once gone the opportunity will be lost. It is special as a reminder of
past use and can have a vibrant and viable future. This structure can
play an enhanced role in the rich cultural and social life of the
Pittwater Community, all that is needed is imagination and the will to
see the boatshed’s retention, rehabilitation and reuse.
too easy in our throw away society to go for the balance book mentality
of seeing this structure as a liability to be removed off the balance
books, surely the philosophy of sustainability adopted by Pittwater
Council requires the will of a creative and thoughtful solution. The
possibilities are endless notwithstanding the user pays approach. There
is another way rather than the wrecking ball! I trust in the Councils
foresight to see the benefit such a structure could play in the future
and to work with the community to secure this future.
WEAR ORANGE FOR
residents are being asked to show their support for the volunteers of
the State Emergency Service next Wednesday 9 November by wearing
something orange that day.
the Council has decided to enter into the spirit of the day by dressing
up Avalon Recreation Centre with orange-tinted lighting.
The Council’s electricians will light up the Centre in orange from
Monday 7 November for the whole week.
Day is part of SES Week, which runs from 7-13 November and is aimed at
raising awareness of the SES volunteers and the work they do. The
colour orange symbolises the distinctive orange overalls that SES
volunteers wear when in the field.
Along with Avalon Recreation Centre, the Sydney Opera House and other
public buildings in Sydney will also be lit up in orange.
MPs in the NSW Parliament have pledged to wear orange ties and scarves
and Mayor Harvey Rose said he would follow suit.
recent months SES volunteers have been hard at work dealing with fallen
trees and damage to home from flooding and storms in Pittwater.”
“They and the Rural Fire Service volunteers do a sterling job.”
To find out more about SES Week and becoming an SES volunteer visit
Media contact: Janell Keegan, Pittwater
Council Ph: 9970 1369
HELPING LEARNER DRIVERS BECOME SAFER
free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be
held by the Roads and Maritime Services with Pittwater Council at Mona
Vale Library on Wednesday 16 November 2011.
The course, ‘Helping
Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’, will offer parents and
supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective
driving practice for learner drivers.
The Council’s Road Safety
Officer Michelle Carter said licence conditions for learner drivers
meant there was a minimum of one year on ‘L’ plates and 120 hours of
supervised driving, including a mandatory 20 hours of night-time
“A more rigorous driving test has also been introduced, focusing on
hazard perception and driver reactions,” Ms Carter said.
and supervisors of novice drivers have a crucial role to play in making
our roads safer, and that is why the RTA has developed a course to
better support them.”
The free course will cover topics such as:
• laws for learner and P-plate drivers
• how to use the Learner Driver Log Book
• how to plan on-road driving sessions
and supervisors who have attended this course found it boosted their
confidence, helped them better plan driving sessions and allowed them
to share experiences with other parents and supervisors,” added Ms
Bookings for the Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe
Drivers course are essential and can be made by calling Michelle Carter
from Pittwater Council on 9970 1196 or by email at
Media contact: Michelle Carter,
Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196
Maths Tutoring offered on the Island
and Years 7-10
Does your child need Mathematics tutoring? Maths tutor offered on the
Island for Years 1 to 10
– HSC Unit 4 Maths student available to tutor at very reasonable
Please contact Ryan on 0423 296 273
Need 3-4 bedroom house to rent
are a family of four and have been living on the island for over six
years. Unfortunately, we have to move out of our house in January and
are finding that rental accommodation is currently very scarce.
would prefer to stay on the waterfront if possible. We have no pets,
don’t smoke and have an excellent rental record (happy to provide
references). We are both professionals working from home and have
maintained previous rental accommodation in perfect condition.
Please contact me if you are interested in renting to us for a minimum
of 12 months. We would like to stay on the island!
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