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REPLACEMENT OF CURRENT COMMUTER
PONTOON AT TENNIS COURT WHARF
MEETING SUNDAY 18th JULY 2010 at 10.00am
will be held at Tennis Court Wharf this Sunday at 10.00am
to discuss the replacement of the existing community commuter pontoon
with a new concrete one which we plan to reposition to enable better
access at low tide. Work starts this week on the new Ferry pontoon and
we would like to coordinate some of the work involved on the new
community pontoon at the same time.
All boat owners who use the community pontoon should attend on Sunday
morning as we need to ensure that every boat currently tied up is known
by owners name and registration and ensure all boats have a mooring.
If you are unable to attend or you know of a current user who is away
please let me know by phoning Colin on 99793301.
We will require help by boat owners when we come to install the new
community pontoons and this will be discussed at the meeting.
The old pontoon is very close to “past used by date” so it is important
we install the new one as quickly as possible.
Look forward to seeing you there on Sunday
The Tennis Court Wharf Coordination Group
In Memory of Joe and Betty Ramon
by Trilby Bond
– March 2005
of Scotland Island’s best loved personalities, Hello Darling, has died
at an indeterminate age. He was the most highly regarded feathered
friend of many balcony occupiers on the Island.
handsome looks and a cheeky disposition, he arrived on the island as a
young Galah apppoximately 13 years ago. His past history, and
upbringing can only be guessed at. His “escape” from the mainland to
find refuge on our island is to be wondered at. He arrived exhausted
and dehydrated - but
with the help of Joe and Betty Ramon soon regained strength and quickly
announced to all and sundry that he was Hello Darling.
his initial years Hallo Darling flitted from balcony to balcony, happy
to be stroked on the head and back or to walk onto the palm of one’s
hand and up on to one’s shoulder. He would cockily introduce himself by
saying ‘allo darling’ with a strong Ocker twang.
mainland visitors were amazed and delighted to observe him having
refreshment of a Guinness; but needless to say they were even
more incredulous when he introduced himself.
He was quite a stud
and every breeding season would arrive on the balcony to show off his
latest bird - the only problem was that his lady friends were not so
keen on the idea, wondering why their bloke couldn’t just socialise
with his feathered mates, rather that associate with us human lot.
Fortunately this did
not deter Hello Darling - he was the boss.
the years Hello Darling became wilder and rather crotchety. He had an
encounter with a possum over territorial rights to a tree hole;
receiving a wound to one leg which left him with a permanent limp and
severe arthritis. His cantankerousness came in the form of nipping
people if they tried to get too personal in their approach. His beak
was strong so once bitten twice shy. His presence commanded respect.
His popularity waned through his reputation and his visits became less
frequent as he aged. However, he never totally lost touch and balcony
occupiers were always relieved to hear his chirpy ‘allo darling’,
reassuring us that he was still around.
His body was recently found in Katherine Park but the cause of his
death is unknown.
Darling will be sadly missed by at least 4 mates, 16 fledglings, 64
grandfledglings, and most of all by Joe and Betty, his favourite long
time balcony friends who fed, cared and nursed him through a period of
l3 years on Scotland Island.
Sunday 10am to 12pm Catherine Park – coffee, hot chocolate, cakes and
Bring your own cup for a discount.
Island Cafe Interim Marketing Consultants
Farewell to the Boococks
Come and join us in the park on Sunday 1st August to say
goodbye to the Boococks who are deserting us for a slightly larger
island to our east.
Janet and Paul have been island residents since 1987 and we’d love you
to join us to say goodbye and wish them well.
Their new venture is an upmarket B&B, ‘The Old Cheese Factory’,
10 kms north of Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand.
Bring some food to share and a bottle of whatever to Catherine Park
around 1 pm and we’ll have the barbecue ready if required.
Look forward to seeing you,
Louise Roberts 99795228
Peninsula Music Club
Concert and Party
Peninsula Music Club's 50th Anniversary Concert and Party will be held
on Sunday 25th July at 2.30pm, at Loquat Valley School, 1977 Pittwater
Featuring two of our own Northern Beaches regular
ensemble performers Carlos Alvarado Musical Director
of Manly Warringah Choir, who will step down from the podium, and
Alexandra Loukianova concertmaster of Manly Warringah Choir, joining
her husband, to perform a wonderful varied program of traditional works
as well as more popular repertoire of solos and duets on piano, violin,
guitar and voice.
Come along and help cut the cake and celebrate with us this terrific
milestone for the Northern Beaches and classic music.
Tickets $20 Enquiries 9999-1937.
Tickets are available at the door."
Peninsula Music Club
Dry July… we’re doing it on Scotland
Going dry for
cancer sufferers: www.dryjuly.com
you haven’t heard, we’re a team of 7 raising money for adults living
with cancer. We put down the glass on the 1st July. We’re asking YOU,
our big-hearted neighbours of Pittwater, to help us succeed.
writing this we’ve raised $661. We want to reach at least $1000. Can
you spare a few dollars? (Maybe the cost of a bottle of wine? A
You’ll feel GREAT knowing you’re helping some troubled lives.
Help us reach (and fingers crossed exceed) $1000. It’s easy. Just go to
the secure SIPPS donation page:
(All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
Your donation online can be completely anonymous or visible to all your
Tracy Ponich (and the SIPPS team)
Church Point Carpark Fees Comments
I phoned Mark Ericcson (8th July) with some questions and these were
- Parking motor bikes in designated area only is
FREE! (is that thanks to you Whitey?)
- No you cannot park you bike next to
your car even if there is room.
- He has promised to look at the question of a
refund should you leave the area before expiry date of permit.
- On- shore residents will pay 10% more for a
permit because they have to pay the GST but off-shore dont.
Registration Sunday 18th July at S.I. Kindergarten
For those of you who are thinking of coming on Sunday, don't forget to
contact Barbara before you come.
the Aardvark Casting agreement must be signed (by a parent/guardian in
a child's case) before we can take a photo of your child. No
agreement, no photo.
So parents, can you either accompany your
child on Sunday or print out the following forms and send them with
your child filled in and signed.
We look forward to seeing you there!
You can download the Guide and registration Form here.
Celebrate 200 years of Settlement,
The Island still
thief amongst us.
NEWSPAPERS. IT’S A CRIME AND DOES NOT
CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMON IDEAL OF GOOD COMMUNITY
This Saturday 10/7 I went
to collect newspaper at 0930am to
discover yet again it had been STOLEN.
My Friday newspaper was still
there awaiting collection. I work a variety of shifts so am not able to
the ferry when newspapers are delivered, so often I will collect
through to Sundays papers on Sunday.
I am yet to receive a full week of
newspaper deliveries that I pay for as SOMEBODY HAS STOLEN THEM. I have
left notices in the ferry shed but to no avail MY
NEWSPAPERS KEEP GETTING STOLEN.
So now I have resorted to the newsletter
in the hope of pricking your conscious
to restore community spirit and STOP THIEVING.
Local Guide - Community Information
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