RAD Group(Residents Association Design)
Ask a Sustainability Expert
Pittwater Artist's Trail
Peninsula Music Club Concert
Truth about not picking up Dog Poop
Co-Op Club -
Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate Wine Tasting
Wanted Property to Rent
House to Rent
Local Contact Guide
More thefts in our
Over the last couple of months I seem to be reporting more
and more thefts in our local area, most but not all related to boats,
We have three more incidents this last week, one where tools were
stolen from a locked tool box off a truck at Church Point Car park; a
boat stolen, then found at Portuguese beach with the motor removed,
and another where tools were removed from a boat tied up at Tennis
Time for all of us to keep a good look out for anything untoward, take
note and report and
help protect our area. Don't hesitate to let the local
police know if you suspect something, or see anything suspicious. How
about using your smart phone to take a photo if you
suspect something is not right. You never know it may just be the
little bit of information that you provide which allows the authorities
to apprehend the offender ! And if you are a local that's nicking our
stuff then go somewhere else before you are caught - you are not wanted
Tool stolen from truck at CP.
I've had tools stolen from church point car park on Tuesday 17 th
February and the 23 rd February both at night. Can you let people know
they are targeting steel lock up boxes on the back of trucks.
BD Remedial Building and Waterproofing Pty Ltd
A 4.1m blue polycraft was stolen from Carols wharf overnight Friday
27th/Saturday 28th of February. We discovered it missing at 8am this
morning, and last saw it about 6pm last night.
The water police have since recovered the hull from Portuguese Beach,
but the 40hp Yamaha outboard was removed and is still missing.
This has caused a huge issue for a young family, as my husband needs to
leave for work at 5am, before the taxi or ferry are running.
If anybody saw anything or has any information that may be able to help
us locate the outboard motor, it would be very much appreciated.
40hp 2 stroke Yamaha
Model # 40VMHD
Serial # 1000048
Phone 0432 088 355 or 0425 376 986
Theft at Tennis
Ah, the joy of coming to your boat in the morning to discover it has
been raided for spare parts! The theft from our boat
involved screw drivers and tools and was thus planned - fuel obviously
wasn't on their shopping list this time! As everything was there
yesterday afternoon when I parked the boat at Tennis and unfortunately
wasn't there this morning, this has happened at Tennis. We have
reported this to the Water Police.
All I can say is be it local
or not, yet again we are reminded to keep a look out for unusual
activities - if it looks a little weird chances are something is a miss.
Regards Linda and Jonathan
DATE for RAD Interactive Workshops in 2015
RAD Group(Residents Association Design) - Interactive
Saturday 21st March and Saturday 16th May 2015
We are looking to build on the achievements of RAD in 2015 with
two exciting events scheduled for March and May and we would like you
to SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday 21st March and Saturday 16th May 2015
There are two sessions on each day…
10.00am – 12.00pm – Residents Association Members only
1.00pm – 3.00pm – Members of the General Public
These RAD workshops are being held in line with the Mona Vale Place
Plan Community Engagement Program. Expert guest speakers from the field
of Place Management will be hosting the interactive facilitated
workshops. This is your opportunity to provide input for the
future of Mona Vale.
A copy of the full program is attached beside...
Further details on guest speakers and workshop topics will be forwarded
to you in the near future.
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Until then please save these dates – we look forward to you joining
Executive Assistant to Mayor & Councillors
P: 9970 1104
“Ask a Sustainability Expert”
Monday 23rd March
On the night architects, tradies and designers will be providing free
advice on solar, water re-use, green roofs, native bees and more!
Come along to network and be inspired. Light refreshments will be
The event is ideal for anyone looking to build or renovate a property
in the Pittwater local government area.
Many thanks to the members of Sustainable Towns and Villages Reference
group (STV) who have contributed to the planning of this event.
The event will also launch the revised Steps to a Sustainable Home
Guide an outcome from the (STV) working group.
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Pittwater Artist's Trail
Weekend of 7-8 March
Residents and visitors to Pittwater can combine their love of walking
with a love of the arts with the next Pittwater Artist's Trail.
The public can visit 20 artists and artisans’ home studios across
Pittwater during the weekend of 7-8 March.
The Pittwater Artist’s Trail which is in its 5th year is coordinated by
Pittwater Community Arts and aims to showcase the local area’s artistic
According to Pittwater Mayor, ‘Pittwater is home to painters,
jewellery-makers, sculptors and many other creative people and this is
a great opportunity to view their work in their studios.’
Participating craftspeople and artists are listed in a brochure which
is available at numerous cafes and businesses along with community
centres and libraries.
Vicki Ratcliff from Pittwater Community Arts said home studios can vary
from the kitchen table, to the extraordinary Pittwater vista of the
historical home of third generation artist Nada Herman.
Ms Ratcliff said you can see incredible works varying from
international Pop Art, encaustic painting, glass art, ritual objects,
lithographs, to our Pittwater national treasure, ceramicist Willi
“Trail goers will be welcomed into the creative worlds of artists where
they can converse with the artists and buy directs at great prices
should they wish,” added Ms Ratcliff.
The brochure provides information on each participating artist and
their work. A handy map is also included in the brochure indicating the
location of the artist’s home studio.
A series of open weekends will also be held later this year on 5 - 6
September and then from 5 - 6 December.
For more information on the Pittwater Artist's Trail visit www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.au
Tango Paradiso’ on Friday
the 6th March
Peninsula Music Club is holding its first concert of the 2015 series
‘Tango Paradiso’ on Friday the 6th March doors will open at 7.20 for a
short AGM before the performance at 8pm.
Please show your membership card at the door.
Purchase 2015 Four Concert Series for $70.00 casual single tickets are
$25.00 Students $10.00 or free when accompanied by an adult.
The concert will be followed by a Sparkling Wine Supper.
The Shocking Truth About...
Not Picking Up Your Dog’s Poop !
Justin @ TheILoveDogsSite
Sure, we all know that it’s rude and disgusting to not clean up after
your dog, but some of these facts really surprised me. Especially the
very last one.
How do you react when you see someone who doesn’t pick up their dog’s
Infographic courtesy of
Co-Op Club Presents:
March 2015 Bookings
Church Point Cafe
play between 3-6pm
Artists play between
March 1: Costa Rae :
Sun March 1: Costa Rae play an alluring blend of Indie folk. It’s a
richly textured sound, reminiscent of times gone by delivered in their
own unique fashion.
Since releasing ‘Shot from the moon’ (Tony Buchen - The Preatures,
Washington, John Butler) the band has toured both Australia and Brazil
extensively, playing festivals such as Peats Ridge, Open Arms and
supporting the likes of The Beautiful girls, Jeff Lang and Ash
Grunwald. Costa Rae played at the Co-Op club for the first time last
November and they were fantastic!
lyrics and strong songwriting...’Shot From The Moon’ is an album to get
to know so by the time summer comes around you can be singing along
during festival season or firing it up as the soundtrack to a lazy
Sunday afternoon” - Monique Cowper, Drum Media
March 8: The Backsliders :
The Backsliders. Australian blues legends Dom Turner &
Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) with Joe Glover will present a very
special ‘campfire’ blues session, performing in acoustic mode taking
their 21st Century blues back to it’s pre-war origins for 2 sets at the
Co-Op Club on Sunday March 8, 2015. The band will perform acoustic
versions of their originals as well as treatments of 1920’s songs by
blues heroes such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson.
This is a one-off event not to be missed!
Sunday March 8, 2015 3-6pm
Tickets $15 at the door
but strongly suggest pre booking on 9999 2793
“…without a dispute the best blues
band in Australia. Their material is impeccable and their musicianship
is a wonder to behold…” – SMH
March 15: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs :
Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club for their
first gig for 2015.
Our beloved house band play once a month and the word is spreading
about this very cool outfit with their own brand of dirty blues &
funky grooves & special guests.
22: Acca Daiquiries :
are an established Sydney-based jazz quartet (piano, bass, drums and
saxophone/vocals) specialising in hip and original arrangements of some
of the great pop and rock songs of the past half century, giving them a
swinging and refreshingly contemporary sound.
The repertoire includes swing versions of ‘Wild Thing, ‘Am I Ever Gonna
See Your Face Again’, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ & Latin versions of
‘Long Way to the Top’, ‘Smoke on the Water’ & ‘Sunshine of your
29: Liza Ohlback :
Liza Ohlback covers all styles of blues, including jazz, gospel, soul
& swamp. With a voice that can growl, howl or soothe your furrowed
brow this 2013 triple blues ‘Chain Award’ winner for her album Trouble
Goin Down can deliver her unique style with frankness and a wicked
sense of humour. She will be joined by Dave Longo on guitar, Geoff
Rosenberg bass & Greg Ohlback drums/vox.
...”Liza is a class
act…” - Brian Lizotte
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate
Sunday March 22nd, 3 - 5pm.
Can you feel the chill winds of winter? I certainly can't and it may be
necessary to stock up the beverage cupboard (or room) for those
delightful autumn barbecues and parties that we all look forward to.
The Wine Syndicate is holding its next tasting from 3pm on Sunday March 22nd.
You and your offshore friends are cordially invited. It is likely to be
at Greg and Louise Robert's home at Pittpoint at the North end of
Scotland Island. But like the seasons, this location may change. Watch
As to the wines - I suspect they have yet to be chosen. But as always
they will be of great quality and at an excellent price. We will let
you have the tasting notes and the price list as soon as they come to
See you there...
Wanted - Property to Rent
Short Term Accommodation Sought
I’m looking for a boatshed or a small cottage to rent in Elvina or
Lovett Bay (accessible by foot from the Elvina Wharfs) for a couple of
weeks for my Mum who is coming to visit from the UK. She’s a carer so
she doesn’t have a big budget so something small would be perfect.
The dates are 7th to 19th April.
Please get in touch if you think you could help.
I’m also looking for a house to rent for the weekend 17-18th April when
we have more family arriving and so need a spill over space for a few
nights. Three bedrooms plus would be great. All visitors are adults –
no kids or dogs – and we essentially just need the extra bedroom space
so they’ve somewhere to lay their heads so the kitchen doesn’t need to
be large, etc.
Please get in touch if you have a vacant property and are able to help.
Many thanks, Rachael Babin Rachael@PittwaterDigital.com.au
or 0450 254 533.
Lovely family looking for house to rent on Scotland
We have recently returned to the island and would love to resettle
amongst friends and neighbours. We are seeking a two bedroomed
house, which would be ideal but would consider all options, big or
small which could accommodate myself and 2 children.
Great tenant, happy to tend or 'tame' the garden, references
Please call Lizzie 0477 939 408 if can anyone help or know of any
Studio/Boathouse Accommodation Wanted
My partner and I, both writers, are looking to spend some time offshore
this year in order to delve deep into the writing process without
Do you have a quiet, creative, and beautiful space from which we can
work and live for a few months in order to finish our projects? We're
happy to house sit/look after your place in the winter whilst you're
away if necessary.
We are unable to offer money in exchange, however we would love to
gift/pay it forward in any way we can in exchange for our stay.
Please contact Aimee via text if you can assist us:
0405 344 154.
House to Rent
House Available Now
66 Florence Tce, Scotland Island close to Eastern Wharf.
3 bedroom plus attic room house for rent,available now.
Recently renovated with landscaped gardens.
$550 per week.
Contact James Ph 0416 092 160
Short Term Rental
Available for short term rental (approximately a month ) from
March 20th , a delightfully peaceful cottage on the Western Foreshores
of Pittwater, recently completely renovated, in a beautiful waterfront
setting just a short stroll from the ferry.
Fully furnished including all kitchen utensils, open plan downstairs,
large bedroom upstairs, polished timber floors, ceiling fans, fire
place and plenty of wood, two outdoor decks, flyscreens all around, a
very private bushland retreat. Enough space for a couple, or a small
$400 per week inclusive, dates negotiable - can be longer too
Call 0405 097 424
House for rent/available now
3 bedroom plus attic room house available (close to eastern
wharf) 66 Florence Tce.
Recently renovated with landscaped gardens. $550 per week.
Contact James, 0416 092 160
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Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership details - click
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Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
Island Emergency Water
on website inc.
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- Emergency Water
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Water Updated 2013
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Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Children's Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856
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Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 email@example.com
|Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes –
Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Fourth 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
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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Assistance Line & Information
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Bay Water Police
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Bay - Weekend
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Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
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|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
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