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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
April 19,  2012
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Community ANZAC Day Service

On ANZAC Day a brief community celebration of ANZAC Day will be held next to the memorial stone in Church Point Reserve.
Veterans and all members of the community are invited to attend.

Wednesday 25th April, 11:00am

Church Point Reserve next to the memorial stone.


Calling all Pittwater High School Families
The Pittwater High School P&C has managed to find some great new people to fill most roles in the executive but are in desperate need of a Secretary. The position isn’t too onerous – you just need to attend monthly meetings to take the minutes then circulate the finalised minutes to all members. Occasionally you need to deal with in-coming and out-going correspondence but there isn’t an awful lot of that. If you think you would be able to help out, please come along to the next P&C meeting on Thursday 26 April at 7.30pm in the school library or contact me on tejindergill.elvina@gmail.com if you would like more information on what is required.

Driven to Abstraction
Carole Corrie & Garry Foye
Welcome to the Opening of Driven to Abstraction 6pm
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Friday, 27 April 2012

Carole Corrie, Hawk's View
Carole Corrie, Hawk's View
2009 mixed media on canvas (top)
Garry Foye, Capertee Deluge
  Garry Foye, Capertee Deluge
   acrylic and gesso on canvas
Images used courtesy of the artists

Join the artists, Carole and Garry for morning tea as they discuss their art
The exhibition runs until 10 June 2012

Corner of Bridge & William Streets,
Muswellbrook NSW, 2330
t 02 6549 3880
w muswellbrookartscentre.com.au

Further Details HERE

Water Taxi Fares

Yes Folks!
Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm, Church Point to Bell Wharf (or the other way) is still $12.

After a slow start while the word got around, the Bell commuters put in a strong finish for March and the Taxis near-as-dammit broke even on the Bell to Church Point run (compared to $16 fares).

It only takes a few extra trips a week to become regular and we'll be able to make $12 to Bell a permanent thing.

Well done one and all. Keep it up.
Yours aye - the Pink Water Taxis

PS. Water Taxi phone is being moved from Vodafail to Telstra as fast as humanly possible. Will advise.

Letter to the Editor
We need to look out for one another MORE
Over the past month or more I have found my boat mysteriously untied from the commuter wharf at Church Point. At first I thought I must have been in such a hurry I forgot to tie up. Then it happened a few more times. HMM maybe I am tying up too short, because I know that is very annoying for boats that come in a bit later in the morning....so I lengthen the rope, but still I kept coming across my boat retied to the wharf hastily or not at all or in different postions. My husband was also experiencing the same problems but we did not think to say much about it until we had the dreaded phone call we all hate. Easter Friday someone has spotted our boat stuck under cargo wharf, SUNK. It took a crane and some friendly locals (thanks Wazza, Larnce),  to help raise it from the murky depths. Our $8,000 engine is fused and soaked. A huge financial burden, we don't have insurance and we certainly cannot afford to go out and get a new engine. If the gutless person who is doing this has a grudge about us they should have the guts to face us and talk through the grievance. In case you don't realise, it is a criminal offense to untie another persons boat and set it adrift.  We have alerted the police to this continuing vandalism and If the perpetrator is caught they will attract heavy fines. If your boat is also being cast adrift from the commuter wharf I urge you to have it recorded by the water police please. This is a community where we have lived happily for nearly 30 years and it is very disappointing to think that there is someone out there thoughtless enough to vandalise our only means of transport across the water.

Tracy and Paul

In addition to my last note we are looking after Skip and Betsi's boat at Tennis whilst they are attending a funeral in the US and someone has stolen their petrol tank. What is happening to our community? Is it every man for himself now?

I certainly hope not. We need to look after each other in these hard times now more than ever, if not we will loose something far more precious than material things.

Regards Tracy Smith

Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
Saturday May 5th, 7pm


French Cuisine by Nathalie
 Includes Dessert
Live Music Joe's Garage
Adults $20
Children under 12 $5

Left on seat of Church Point Ferry shed
Black Phillips Cordless Drill Set
On Tuesday 17th April
To the kind soul please call Michael Edols
Mobile 0402 65 69 67


Several commemorative services are planned in Pittwater to mark ANZAC Day this year.

From 11.30am on Sunday 22 April the Narrabeen RSL sub-branch will hold its annual march and wreath-laying ceremony along Pittwater Road, concluding at the RSL Club in Gondola Road.

At 12.30pm on the same day Pittwater RSL sub-branch will hold a march and wreath- laying ceremony concluding at the club’s cenotaph.

Mayor Rose will attend the Pittwater House Schools ANZAC Day service on Tuesday 24 April from 9am, where the school’s cadet corps will hold a solemn ceremony in

Deputy Mayor Ian White will attend the dawn service on ANZAC Day on Wednesday 25 April at Pittwater RSL Club.

Mayor Rose will attend the traditional Avalon ANZAC Day march starting at Avalon Primary from 10.45am and concluding with a service of remembrance and book-laying at
the cenotaph at Avalon RSL Club.

A community service of remembrance will also be held on ANZAC Day from 11am at Church Point

Community Relations Pittwater Council 9970 1119


Pittwater, Warringah and Manly Councils and the Roads and Maritime Services have joined forces to reduce speed on northern beaches’ roads through the Local Government Road Safety Program.

The campaign - called Speeding? You’re In Our Sights - will target drivers on the beaches using flashing VMS signs urging drivers to slow down, free ‘slow down in my street’ bin stickers and additional police enforcement.

The campaign starts on Monday 30 April and will run for three weeks until 20 May.

Drivers will be warned in advance about the campaign, with banners in key locations across the peninsula as well as bus shelter and press advertising.

Senior Sergeant Rick Janssen from the Northern Beaches Highway Patrol said the key message of the campaign was that police are out to stop drivers not sticking to the speed limit.

“If you’re caught you’ll face a heavy fine and could even lose your licence,” he said.

Sgt Janssen said that young drivers are of particular concern.

“Data across the Pittwater, Warringah and Manly local government areas shows that speed-related-crashes are significant among drivers 25 years and under.”

Of the speed-related-crashes across the Peninsula, 42% of these are among the under 25 year olds.

“These statistics are extremely worrying and show that speed plays a major part in injuries and loss of life on our roads, particularly among our young people, “ added Sgt Janssen.

Residents can also remind drivers to slow down by obtaining Slow Down in my Street stickers available from Pittwater, Warringah and Manly customer service centres.

Michelle Carter, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1196
Peter Wright , Warringah Council Ph 9942 2447
Karen Menzies, Manly Council Ph: 9976 1619

Hi there, l'm looking for a piano for my children to learn how to play.
If there's anyone on the island or in the bays who is wanting to get rid of one could you contact me.
Thanks so much.


For Sale
Polycraft for sale
4.1 metre Pale blue
Electric start 40 hp . 4 stroke Yamaha ( less than 10 hrs. running)
Solar panel for battery charge and electric bilge pump
New seats
Just been anti-fouled
Rego to December 12
No nav. Lights or motor guard
Contact Peter on 9986 0172

Buffet Cabinet for Sale


In very good condition. all offers considered.
Kelly 0415 900 508

Washing machine to give away

Old LG top loader washing machine that's still working to give away.
Call Mandy 0411 645 389

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