200 YEARS FESTIVAL
& Sunday 12th September 2010
Weekend celebrating our community’s history, by our community....for
2010 marks the 200th Anniversary of the 1st land grant on Scotland
Island and recent settlement offshore in Pittwater.
is to create a community festival where we LOOK BACK and laugh, but
also THINK FORWARD and consider where we go from here.
be a Heritage / Eco Festival - a bicentenary with a twist!
old style fete/country show meets medieval carnivale with modern ideas
for the tasting. Old world, dress ups, slowing down, remembering,
imagining, learning and FUN will be strongly encouraged.
11TH SEPTEMBER 4pm – SCOTLAND ISLAND FIRE SHED
‘isingonthecake’ - 30 strong acapella choir
Performing an upbeat repertoire of contemporary arrangements.
$5 donation @ door (kids free - all proceeds to Fire Brigade &
Licensed bar. Light snacks available (proceeds to Fire Brigade)
SCOTLAND ISLAND COMMUNITY HALL
Opening of ‘POSTCARDS FROM PITTWATER’ exhibition
Licensed bar. ( proceeds to Kindy)
is FAIR DAY!
10am till you drop - Catherine Park/ Fire Shed - Scotland
out your dress ups (prizes to be had) and get into this day about old
friends and photos, tales of times past (and more recent), games,
dancing, Players skits, local muso’s, eco discovery, film footage,
delicious food, stalls, art, wellbeing, coffee, sailing, laughing,
SUNSET PARADE will lead us back up to the FIRE SHED for DINNER AND A
FINALE BUSH DANCE !
6.30-9.30pm with ‘The Inland Navigators’
200 Years Festival
Lillian Kate Wastell
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Back / Thinking Forward Festival
White Elephant Stall at the Festival
Please don't forget to have a clean out and donate books, clothes and
quality bric-a-brac for our White Elephant stall.
You can bring your donations down on Sunday 5th September to the
Island Cafe and enjoy a cake and coffee at the same time!
Alternatively we can collect your goods.
Call Barbara on 0400377056 to arrange collection.
Did You Forget?
cafe has been a regular fixture in the park now for weeks – months,
indeed. Unless it is really terrible weather, we will be
open. We will be there this Sunday, Father’s Day, as per
10 to 12, with delicious homemade cakes and fantastic
coffee. So Dad’s can be Dad’s on Father’s Day
after the children), and drink great coffee, too. Get him to
bring his own mug for a special 50ct Father’s Day discount!
Stop Press -
!! Cafe open all day on Sept 12th!
that’s right, we will be opening from 9am to 3pm on Sunday 12th
Sept! As usual, there will be cakes, coffee, hot chocolate
babycinos, but for one day only, we will not be in our usual
place. Still in Catherine Park, but probably either on the
deck, or behind the kindy in the playground. You will be able
sniff us out just by the smell of the coffee - or possibly by the huge
banner we will be draping near the set up.
Oh, there may be a few other activities going on in the park that day,
Do you have
any old photos of the cafe? We need you!
you remember when the cafe first started? Do you remember
there was 1 more table, and it was positioned east-west rather than
north-south? For a while, the tables could often be found at
different angles, sometimes almost out in the main park, and sometimes
even with 5 or 7 chairs, not just the normal 6. It was a
before the tables settled down to the configuration they are in now.
you have any old photos of those olden days, we’d love to hear from
you! We will be putting together an exhibition of the Cafe
and the Cafe Now, and all our valued customers can play Spot the
Difference. There will be a prize for the first person to
Don’t forget your cafe, Ladies and Gentlemen. We are there
lovely Lillian Kate Wastell
Penny & Simon
Little Lillian Kate Wastell was born on the 17th August at 4.01am 3.1
Kg (about 6.5 pounds).
Long labour then emergency cesarean for those that are interested.
Mum and Lillian doing well - happy and healthy. Lillian has regained
her birth weight - Mum has most of hers as well !
Came home last Monday and have been eating and sleeping well.
We think she is gorgeous and are the ultimate doting parents !
Also : The guessing competition on the ferry was quite close, but no
one quite got it right !
drawing your Power
Mona Vale and Avalon libraries are loaning energy meters free-of-charge
to Pittwater residents to measure their energy use.
The meters measure the energy use of household appliances such as
microwaves, refrigerators, washing machines, television sets and
The simple tool is designed to show people where they can reduce their
energy use and save money on their power bills.
Mayor Harvey Rose said the appliances demonstrated how much power was
wasted from appliances, even when they were in stand-by mode.
“These devices help you pinpoint the power-hungry appliances in your
home and give you an indication of the cost of running them, said Mayor
Library Manager Cathy Howie said residents receive a set of simple
instructions when borrowing the meter.
“To use the meter, they simply plug it into the wall socket along with
the appliance being measured and leave the device for a few
“The unit will then give a reading of the energy use.
“If it is a dishwasher or washing machine being measured, it’s best to
leave it plugged in for the duration of the washing cycle,” added Ms
Residents wishing to borrow an energy meter can do so by calling Mona
Vale library on 9970 1600 or Avalon Community library on 9918 3013.
Media contact: Cathy Howie,
Pittwater Council ph: 9970
Estuary Management Plan
Pittwater Council will hold a community meeting to discuss the draft
Pittwater Estuary Management Plan from 6pm on Wednesday 25 August at
Newport Community Centre.
The draft plan, prepared by independent consultants, is on public
exhibition until 13 September.
The plan has been designed to manage the growing social, economic and
environmental impacts on the Pittwater estuary’s ecosystems.
General Manager Mark Ferguson said that it was essential for the
Council to better manage the impacts of development on Pittwater’s
“The plan sets out how in the future we can manage water quality,
erosion and sedimentation, the ecology and uses of waterways and
foreshores,” said Mr Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson said the development of the draft plan followed extensive
consultation with members of the Pittwater Estuary Working Group and
the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.
“The level of input from stakeholders to the plan so far has been very
positive and we’d now like further feedback at the community meeting,”
“Residents, particularly those that live in the catchment area, often
have valuable insights into changes affecting Pittwater.”
Submissions on the draft plan should be addressed to the General
Manager to be received by the close of the exhibition period on 13
Feedback received as a result of the public exhibition will be reported
to Council later this year.
The draft plan including supporting maps can be viewed at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au and at customer service centres at 59a
Barrenjoey Road, Avalon and 1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Media contact: Paul Hardie
Please find attached a copy of our latest Community Noticeboard that
appeared in Saturday's Manly Daily.
Don't forget to check out our on-line calendar of events for new and
(click flyer to
load: Newspage Sat 28 August.pdf)
Community Relations Officer
Monday - Wednesday
We are asking for expressions of interest from people who are artists
and have a home studio and if they would like to be part of the
Pittwater Artists Trail.
We are having a meeting on Thursday 16th September, 7.00pm at the
Avalon Rec Centre.
My name is Lorrie Morgan and I am President of Pittwater
I can be contacted on 99978079 or email@example.com
Island Thinking presents:
to the Art of Eurythmy - Singing the Creation : from Concept to Life -
from Stillness to Movement"
a talk by Louisa Hoffman
He to whom Nature
Begins to reveal
Her open secret
Will feel an irresistible yearning for her most worthy interpreter,
in the Basque country and being fed by hard politics and materialistic
religion I survived the lethal years of school, university, Bachelor of
Science ( 5 years degree on those days) and tedious jobs, to be finally
rescued by Motherhood and commitment to Life. Nowadays, in my golden
years I am nourished by my passion for the new art of Eurythmy and, as
anyone in love, I can't wait to share it with you all.
Date and time: Saturday, 18 September 2010, 7.30
for an 8pm start
10 Thompson St (Lot 332), Scotland Island
RSVP (and for further details): firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Talks at
Mona Vale Library
Free Author Talk
to Celebrate HISTORY WEEK
Library will celebrate History Week with a free author talk on Thursday
9 September at 6.30pm.
Bayfield’s book Come with me,
the untold story plots the journey of World War II nurse Joan Fisher.
Joan is one of the last surviving nurses who dedicated her life to
service on a hospital ship and other Australian hospitals in the war.
Pam Bayfield and Joan Fisher, now an 89-year-old Collaroy resident,
will share memories of the fear and reality of war service.
book follows Joan and her friends visiting foreign ports that they
could never have dreamed of and how the experience was much like being
on a roller coaster.
“Girls in their early twenties were much less prepared for life than
young women of today,” author Pam Bayfield commented.
Second World War period is described in such fine detail that one
critic said ‘it is almost as if readers are visiting Aden and Borneo
themselves’. Joan also shares her experience of being inside
Come with me, the untold story has been described
as ‘essential reading for any young women contemplating entering
defence force nursing or indeed any hospital nursing’.
Like many dedicated to the service of others, Joan Fisher describes
caring for others ‘as a privilege’.
Bayfield’s book provides an insight into the empathy and patience
required of nurses - and a timely reminder of the sacrifices made by a
few for the many.
The Author Talk will take place at Mona Vale Library from 6.30pm on
Thursday 9 September.
Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600.
Following the talk there will be book signings.
free in celebration of History Week.
- Pam Bayfield & Joan Fisher
Me, The Untold Story”
One of the last surviving nurses who
saw service on a hospital ship and other Australian General Hospitals
September – Chris Rau
"Dealing with the Media"
A handbook for those who can’t afford a spin
doctor. The journalist found herself on the other side of the media
fence after her sister Cornelia was wrongfully held in Baxter Detention
October – Richard Glover
"Why Men are
Necessary and more News”
A hilarious and optimistic look at
Australian family life.
note that Richard Glover talk
is now FULL, wait list only.
Cost $7.50, $5.50 – concession (Friends of Mona Vale Library/
Pensioner/student cards must be shown. Light refreshments provided.
The above talks will be held at Mona Vale Library, Park Street, Mona
Vale at 6.30pm.
Bookings essential on 9970 1600 and payment within 3 days required to
confirm bookings for all events.
For more information contact Catherine Buddin on telephone 9970 1605 or
Cafe French Food Night
Tonnes in Tight
The small Crane Truck for big loads.
* One tonne capacity crane gets into tight spots to pick up or deliver
* Small boat transport to or from mainland Cargo.
* Economical transport services $77 per hour ex Church Point
Call 0425 212 852
A Must for
Vegetarians - RAW MILK
have been buying Cleopatra's bath milk, for cosmetic use only (the
trick to be able to be in the market), organic jersey milk
Avalon at 7.60 dollars for two litters bottle.
The distributor said to me he will deliver to Church Point but I need
to buy 16 bottles.
I only need 4 or 5.
If you will be interested to buy some please contact Louisa
Cleaner wanted for house in Church Point.
Please contact Melissa on 99991418 or 0405 260 266.
I was wondering if one of the residents on Scotland Island might be
interested in exchanging their house for my house here in East Ballina
during the month of January 2011.
My house is very
comfortable with plenty of sleeping accommodation, large living area,
decks and an in ground pool. It is five minutes walk to the
Serpentine Beach and Shaws Bay Hotel. Two minute drive into Ballina CBD.
Ten minutes drive to Lennox Head and twenty minute drive to Byron Bay.
Lesley Van Biljon
If you have something for sale that
you think locals would like - let us know and we will put an
entry in the PON at the beginning of each month..
For Sale 1994
creaks and squeaks and has a body like...well, like it's been parked in
the Church Point car park for 6 years. Not bad for 280,000km
Great value for $2100.00
Call Nathan on 0410 467 256"
Dryer for Sale
Westinghouse 6.0 kg Dryer - 2 years old, barely used. $250 (obo)
Outdoor wooden table in good condition (ideal size 6 feet x 3 feet -
can be longer) and chairs (min.4)
Please contact: Jillian 0450 334 565
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Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
|West Pittwater Community
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 8.30am - 4.30pm (Tues,
Weds & Thurs)
Playgroup @ Children's Centre every Monday, 10.00am - 12 midday
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0408 707 679 email@example.com
Training with Samantha Moore at Inspire PT
- 0415 543 131 InspirePittwater@gmail.com
& Modern Dance Classes for children with Sophia
Holland - 0412 851 890
- Thursdays - 0421762236 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
/ 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
|WOW - Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Kerry on 9999 4092
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
|Scotland Island Players
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
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
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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