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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
September 16,  2012
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia


The results of the 8 September Council elections for Pittwater have been declared, with five new Councilors elected.

The results were declared five days after the election by the NSW Electoral Commission’s returning officer for Pittwater, after results went to preferences.

The new Council will meet for the first time on Monday 24 September and serve a four year term. At this meeting councilors will choose a new Mayor to take over from incumbent Harvey Rose, who has announced his retirement from political life.

The new Council is:

North Ward
  • Bob Grace (Independent),
  • Alex McTaggart (Independent)
  • Selena Griffith (Greens)
Central Ward
  • Kylie Ferguson (Independent)
  • Sue Young (Independent)
  • Ian White (Independent)
South Ward
  • Jacqueline Townsend (Independent)
  • Julie Hegarty (Independent)
  • Kay Millar (Independent)
The new Councilors are Alex McTaggart, Selena Griffith, Kylie Ferguson, Sue Young and Kay Millar. Councilors Townsend, White, Hegarty and Grace are returning for consecutive terms. Cr McTaggart returns to Council after a four year absence and was formerly Mayor and the independent Member for Pittwater.

For the second time in Pittwater’s 20 year history, the Council will have a majority of female Councilors.
For more information about the election results visit www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736.

Media contact:      Mark Ferguson, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1105

Enrolments for 2013 - Scotland Island Kindy.
Dear parents, we are starting to take enrolments for next year.

If you are interested in enrolling your child (age 2-6) into our beautiful kindy with all qualified staff, please complete the enrolment form and give myself or any staff member a call on 02 9979 7856 to discuss further.

Please contact us soon as places are limited.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Opening Tuesday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm
(With the possibility of opening Mondays if there is enough interest for that day)

Kind regards
Liz Power - Director
Scotland Island & Offshore Children’s Services
email: siocs@comcen.com.au

Download enrolment form HERE

SICKO Second Sunday!

Scotland Island Craft and Knitting Organization is now meeting on Second Sundays at Betsi and Skip’s house (above the fireshed).  1 - 5pm.

7 October we are going to explore/play with Sun dyes – non-toxic photo sensitive dye which reacts with sunlight to produce photo impressions on fabric.

I’ll supply the dyes, brushes, and basic supplies.

You bring:
  1. 100% cotton fabric to dye (white is best, can be t-shirts, too. If it is new, make sure you wash it first to remove sizing that might prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric).
  2. bits and bobs to place on fabric for images (think flattish objects like leaves, flowers, cut outs)
  3. Something nibbly or drinky to share.
  4. Enthusiasm and creativity
  5. Contribution towards costs of dyes/materials ($15-$20)
  6. Blinders so you don’t notice what a bad housekeeper I am.
Please let me know if you are coming to make sure I have enough supplies: Betsi 0466 540 987

NOTE: This is not a class. I am making this up as I go along and have no expertise whatsoever. I want to play with friends and figure it out together!

Manly Arts Festival cover
14 September to 1 October 2012


Welcome to the 2012 Manly Arts Festival, part of Manly Vibe. This year we’re coming together to celebrate the magic of creativity in Manly, with a broad range of exciting events featuring prominent musicians, emerging visual artists, dance performers, street artists and more in a host of different venues from creative studios to pop-up galleries and our own Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

Since 1994 the Manly Arts Festival has grown into one of the State’s leading community-based arts festivals. Each year, Manly’s arts and cultural organisations and Manly Council, with the support of local businesses, join forces to develop a creative and entertaining program of events for residents and visitors.

Manly Council is committed to supporting cultural programs in the Manly area and helps create opportunities for genuine participation in the creative arts. This year you’ll find not only lots to see and hear, but lots to be an active part of, with a range of creative learning opportunities to explore and enjoy.

The strength of the Festival lies in its diversity, with a range of art exhibitions, music, workshops, kids’ events, performance, street and literary events both indoors and outdoors, day and night. Wonderful new projects have been developed, including major exhibition highlights and special events. Congratulations to everyone involved in helping make the 2012 Manly Arts Festival a truly marvellous event.

Immerse yourself in the 2012 Manly Arts Festival and, as always, be inspired by the creativity and beauty around us.

Courtesy Manly Arts Festival Web Site - http://www.manlyartsfestival.com/index.php/about

Scotland Island Photographer Exhibits at FestivalImage

Life Aquatic: Photographer Chuck Bradley at Manly Sealife Sanctuary

Scotland Island-based photographer Chuck Bradley presents remarkable images from his recent series Life Aquatic.  Capturing fish, jellyfish and other sea creatures in lyrical studies, Chuck is striving to open up a world that few people ever see. These luminous large scale transparencies will be on display on the upper level of the sanctuary.
Life Aquatic is a Manly Art Gallery & Museum/Manly Sealife Sanctuary partnership.

Where: Manly Sealife Sanctuary, West Esplanade, Manly
When: Festival period during opening hours
Cost: Exhibition free with entry cost
Contact: 8251 7877 www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au

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