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of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 13, Issue 713
Service this Friday Evening
SI Fire Brigade Matters
Floating Christmas Choir
Cup at the Fireshed
Local Council Notices
Local Contact Guide
Later Ferry Service
Friday, 2nd November
Let us be your designated driver
and Listen to Matt Trapnell
Departing Church Point 7.45pm and 8.15 pm.
Island Community Forum
4th November 4-6pm
Brigade - Fire
We are now in the bushfire season and need to observe certain points
regarding the dangers of bushfire.
Fire Ban Days
We will be alerted to this by news bulletins on the radio, in the
report usually on the hour.
fires may be lit including open barbeques.
In our last few inclusions in the PON we have discussed some of the
points in preparing our properties (homes) for the possible event
of a bushfire (or ember attack). The RFS website is an essential guide
to preparing and planning for such an event.. www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or
just Google RFS. You can download your bushfire survival plan from this
During periods of increased fire danger or when there is a bushfire in
the area it is important to stay up to date, check the aforementioned
website or ring the bushfire information line 1800 679 737
During the fire season a special permit is required for the lighting of
any fire, this is an additional permit to the permission to light a
pile burn. contact Pittwater Warringah Fire Headquarters 9450 3000
To aid the fire brigade keep your water tanks as full as possible as in
an emergency we may have to access your water supply.
emergency the fire brigade will take control of the Island’s emergency
We are looking to increase our active membership if you think you can
make such a commitment contact me (details below) or talk
to any member of the brigade, Drop in to our brigade training
day, on the first Sunday of each month 9 till 12.0
Cup Day at the Fireshed
Tuesday 6th November, join us for a glass of bubbly and watch the race
on the big screen, bar open from 2.00pm
David Wardman SIRFB
It's on again, bring your
voice and a bottle to Tarrangaua? (Susan Duncan's) November 13th. 6:30
for a 7 pm start.
6 rehearsals in total.
The performance this year will be Thursday December 20th.
Please contact Chuck if you intend to attend.
Melbourne Cup at Scotland Island Fireshed
Tuesday November 6 from 2pm
Film Screenings on Island for Lao kids
I leave for Laos with the boys, Joel 6 and Emile 2 in two weeks. We
will be staying in Luang Prabang and helping out at the Luang Prabang
Library. This is one of a number of excellent initiatives that
http://www.lao-kids.org/ supports. We are putting on two Open Air
screenings with all proceeds to support kids and youth in Laos.
First one, for the kids, is tonight!!
1: Kids screening from 6.30pm
BYO Blanket to stay warm and cushion
10th from 6.30pm
Screening: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
With a bowl of curry
BYO Drinks and Blanket to stay warm and cushion or fold up chair
Limited spaces so be quick to reserve your place under the spotted gums
call Shona 0401798869 or Boyd 0417991499 for directions or to text your
$20 ticket for film and curry
To learn more about this innovative library in Luang Prabang and see
where Joel and Emile will be giving conversation classes, watch this
six -minute clip made by the film group @My Library.
Thanks for your support
SUPPORT OF 1 MILLION WOMEN-RECIPE FOR CHANGE)
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 14TH
NOVEMBER 2012, 12 FOR 12.30PM START
WHERE: SUZIE BOYD'S-69
ROBERTSON ROAD (NEAR TENNIS). PH. 99793347
1 MILLION WOMEN (founded in 2009), is a nationwide movement of women
& girls getting on with practical action on climate change-to save
energy, cut waste/pollution and save money in our everyday lives, while
living more sustainably.
RECIPE FOR CHANGE is their biggest initiative to date, with the aim of
literally creating a recipe for living better for everyone and our
planet, written by the women and girls of Australia to share with women
around the world. It will form a free online book of information and
inspiration to be launched on International Women's Day in March 2013.
For more information see www.1millionwomen.com.au
Thanks to Karen Lambert for proposing and registering for RECIPE FOR
CHANGE and also to Suzie Boyd for volunteering to host this
extraordinary WOW meeting to enable us to be part of this wonderful
initiative. To assist Suzie with organization, RSVP ASAP would be much
appreciated. As usual, please bring a plate of food to share and your
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible,
MOONRAKER & MONA VALE - BOND COMES TO PITTWATER
Mona Vale Library is
celebrating 50 years of the world’s most famous spy with a James Bond
exhibition from Monday 5 November to 18 November.
Event organiser Sharelle Ravenscroft said the first Bond movie Dr No
had its premiere in London 50 years ago.
“The timing of our exhibition - 50 years of on-screen 007 - also
coincides with the Australian launch of the 23rd Bond movie Skyfall, “
said Ms Ravenscroft.
The two-week exhibition will celebrate James Bond with a display of
memorabilia and storyboards sharing details of the movies that have
spanned half a century and delighted audiences through the years.
The exhibition touches on the actors, the history of the movies, its
exotic locations, and visitors will be able to vote for their favourite
Bond from the five actors who have portrayed him.
“We’re hoping our visitors will leave feeling both ‘shaken and stirred’
as a result of our exhibition!” said Ms Ravenscroft.
The artifacts include items from a private collection that include
record covers, cinema displays, copies of Ian Fleming’s novels in
languages other than English, and film magazines.
Other items on display include models, representations of some of 007’s
gadgets, such as the Parker ballpoint pen used by Pierce Brosnan in
Goldeneye, and a Corgi model of the Lotus Esprit that was also a
submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me.
In anticipation of the exhibition, the library has boosted its
collection of the popular Ian Fleming novels along with a new
collection of Blu-Ray DVDs of many of the Bond movies available for
Entry to the exhibition is free and Mona Vale Library is located at 1
Park Street, Mona Vale.
Sharelle Ravenscroft, Mona Vale Library. Ph: 9970 1609
THE ECONOMICS OF
Pittwater residents are invited to a free screening of the movie The
Economics of Happiness on Thursday 8 November from 6.15pm at North
The movie forms part of a program of events run by Pittwater Council,
known as the ‘Green Movie’ series.
Event organiser Joanne Tulau said Economics of Happiness is an
award-winning documentary that advocates local, practical solutions for
a thriving community.
“The movie looks at what makes people really happy, highlighting the
importance of local economies, including growing food closer to home,”
said Ms Tulau.
“The movie hears from a chorus of voices across six continents. Their
belief is if we move towards localised economies we will not only start
to heal the earth, but begin to restore our own sense of well-being,”
“After the screening, participants are invited to light refreshments
and an informal discussion about the movie and its message including
possible strategies for our local area,” said Ms Tulau.
“The sessions provide a great opportunity for the community to come
together in an informal setting and share their ideas on how we can
reduce our impact on the environment,” added Ms Tulau.
The event runs from 6.15pm to 8.45pm with bookings for this event
essential. To book online visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cecbookings
For more information call 1300 000 232.
Ph: 9970 1339
SEEKING YOUTH INPUT
ON PITTWATER’S FUTURE
The Council is asking the next generation to tell them what kind of
Pittwater they want to live in by 2025.
The question is being put to young residents aged 16 to 24 at fun and
interactive sessions in November.
There are two sessions for young people to give their views, with free
pizza and the chance to win a $100 gift card to the shop of their
choice on offer.
Sessions are on Thursday 8 November at Mona Vale Memorial Hall and on
Wednesday 14 November at Avalon Recreation Centre from 4pm to 5.30pm.
Sessions will feature interactive technology called ‘keepads’ to track
votes on different issues raised.
Mayor Jacqui Townsend said the views of younger residents were a
critical part of the new plan.
“It’s a real opportunity for young residents to have their say about
priorities and long-term goals for the local area,” she said.
“After all, they are going to be the earners and parents of Pittwater
If you’re aged between 16 and 24 and want to book into a session, visit
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ pittwater2025 or phone
Residents can also comment online by ‘liking’ objectives, making a
comment or asking a question at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/pittwater2025
Or make a comment on our blog at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au or on Facebook at ‘I Love
Mark Ferguson, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1105
Willamette Exchange program
Four year 10 students have been chosen to represent Pittwater High in
Willamette exchange program next year and two of our Island students
been chosen, Ryan Marshall and Rosalind Hardy.
They are raising money to send them along with providing funds to keep
program running for future Pittwater high students.
A fund raiser night has been organised at Pittwater High school on the
24th November. Flaming Dog House
will be playing as they did for the Band
fundraiser. They were a huge success so don't miss this night.
Tickets are $25 and can be organised through Melanie Marshall 99994902
the Island. Tables of 10 so best organise a table and money for that
and Melanie will take to the school for the tickets otherwise pop to the
school office to book.
prices for Raffles and Silent Auctions so DON'T MISS OUT.
Scotland Island Grameen Group
We have been meeting every four to six weeks for the last couple of
years and, although only a small group, have raised over a thousand
dollars for women wanting to escape poverty through running their own
Our meetings take place on Sunday afternoons and consist of socialising
over coffee and cake and getting updates on Grameen news and the women
we have been helping. At the end a bag is passed round for anyone
wishing to make a small anonymous donation. Two or three times a year
we also support and help the Offshore Grameen group with their big
fundraising events, the most recent of which was the very successful
bushwalk from Elvina Bay.
If you would like to learn more about the foundation, visit their
website - http://www.grameenfoundation.org/
and if you wish to join us, email Amber - email@example.com
Offshore Directory 2013
planning a new POD to be published in Feb 2013.
The new look POD 2013 will be in A5 format and will have a great cover
reflective of our offshore community designed by Gwyn Perkins. There
will be new sections including a historical timeline, restaurants that
we can access by water and a section for those that choose, for
personal mobile numbers and email address.
In respect of the hard financial times advertising costs have been kept
to a minimum, tax invoices will be issued and prices are inclusive of
GST. Artwork should be sent with the attached booking form by Friday
14th December 2012.
Please support this value local directory which will be distributed to
900 homes in the Pittwater area including Mackerel Beach and Coasters
Download the booking form HERE
MUM BY DAY, POKER SHARK BY NIGHT
Mona Vale Library will host author Julie Braithwaite to present her
true story ‘Switching Suits. The Year I Became a Poker Shark’ on Wednesday 14 November from 6.30pm.
This fascinating story chronicles Julie’s adventure as she transforms
from bored divorced suburban mother to a poker shark who plays 184
tournaments in three months.
This entertaining tale tells of how a late-night viewing of celebrity
poker spurs an adventure through the city’s underbelly of strip joints
and midnight poker dens meeting unusual characters on her quest to be
the NSW poker champ.
In an interview with Northside newspaper Julie pointed out that she
wasn’t driven by the gambling aspect of the game, it was the characters
that drew her in.
“I had great fun and I met all of these fantastic people. That's what I
love about the game - the people that you meet along the way. Everyone
had nicknames, mine was Lady Braithwaite!” she said.
Mother of two and fulltime clinical psychologist in Sydney’s northern
suburbs, Julie still plays poker, however she has scaled back her
Having weaned herself off poker, Julie focussed on writing her book
which was launched in June this year. Residents are invited to Mona
Vale Library to be entertained by Julie as she shares some of her
memorable moments as a ‘poker shark’.
The talk will begin at 6.30pm at Mona Vale Library, 1 Park Street, Mona
Vale. Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600.
Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments.
Admission is $8 adult, $6 concession (pensioners and students only) and
cards must be shown.
Catherine Buddin, Mona Vale Library Ph: 9970 1605
I've recently moved to Australia after 20 years of living in London and
am looking for house/pet sitting while I look for work and get
I've done a few house/pet sits already since arriving in Sydney and can
I have have been staying on the island with my friends Louisa and Jon
Maxim and absolutely love it here. I'm happy to house sit on the Island
or areas nearby, and because I grew up on a farm, am very familiar with
Please contact me on 0427433094
Do you have a timber cubby house that you want to sell or get rid of
Will dismantle and collect
No worries if it needs repairs
Please call or text Nicole 0403 229 677
I'm after 2nd hand oregon on the island. Pretty much any dimension and
anything 2.4 metres and under is ok.
Please call or text Rick 0415 814 124
Voxson 40 “ LED Flat screen HD TV - $380
Huge solid timber single chair with beautiful - $200
White childcare cot and contour coil spring mattress (exc. Condition) -
(includes Babyhood zip up mozzie net)
Hoop style stand and mozzie net for large cot - $30
Black metal single slat bed (no mattress) - $50
F & P 4.5kg dryer - $150
Handmade Art of Steel wrought iron hanging candelabra - $70
Hand made “Art of Steel” iron and leather chair - $200
2 brushed steel bar stools (rust marks under coating) - $50 pair
2 blue pots with plants - $30 pair
Plastic moulded little kids slide (don’t tell Georgie and Mia!) - $50
Bradford Insulation bats (2 packets) - $20/ pack
8 x Hardyflex sheet cladding 1800 x 900 - $10 each
John Deere Gator - $8900
diesel utility vehicle 560 hrs
Call Megan & Nathan on 99994009 or 0401 288 795 to come and check
out what we’ve got
CLARK 4.9M 'SURVEY BOAT'
STABLE HULL, GREAT IN WATER
NEW PLY FLOOR,
SEATS ALL AROUND
EASY TO GET IN AND OUT
ALL SAFETY GEAR AND NAV LIGHTS
80 HP FOUR STROKE OUTBAORD
FORWARD STEER WITH GUAGES
TILT-TRIM AND 50L SS FUEL TANK
NEW ENGINE (LESS THAN 100 HOURS).
GREAT ALL-ROUND BOAT,EASY AND
ECONOMOCAL COMMUTER, EASY
TO LOAD PEOPLE AND GEAR
FANTASTIC FOR EXPLORING
w a l k n o r t
h a r c h i t
e c t s
po box 50
church point nsw 2105
|m. 0428992058 |e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxes To Give Away
We have just moved and have a lot of boxes if anyone wants them.
Please call Phil on 0411 882064
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
- Thursdays - 0421762236 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking fortnightly - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday evenings - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am 0402 752465 email@example.com
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
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Association, contact Michael Wiener at email@example.com
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