Carols at Carols
of the most loved island events is on again this year.
Sunday, 17 December 2006
An evening for the whole family. Bring along a picnic basket, drinks, food,
torches and your best singing voices.
5.30 -6 pm Start – Harold Reserve, Carols Wharf
6.30pm Mystery Guest arrives
8.00pm Carol singing accompanied by local musicians
To help our Mystery Guest,
please bring a small gift with your child’s name on it. Please keep gifts under
$5. Thank you
copies of Water Access Only
fast. Order now for Christmas
Over a year in the making, this local Offshore Anthology captures beautifully
the essence of our unique offshore life.
Filled with short stories, poems and anecdotes, local artwork and beautiful
photography from over 50 local residents, this book beautifully records the
joys, adventures and captures the challenges of day to day living. Feel the
rainbow of emotions, experienced as we weather the highs and lows of our unique
environment. Enjoy the intimate and hilarious reflections, and some of the more
notable historical quotes from Pittwater’s early history.
I offer it to you in the hope that you will be inspired to place a few orders
for yourselves and your children this Christmas
Self published by a small local team, over 600 now sold. Under 50 copies left!!
For an order form e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or buy by credit card at "ticket sales" at
Hunter Valley house-swap
We are former residents of
Scotland Island (who still miss the area!) and would like to
arrange a house-swap for a weekend or a week with any willing
Pittwater residents. We live in a lovely kid-friendly, 100
yr-old Federation-style 3-br weatherboard house in the historic
village of Morpeth. Situated near Maitland in the lower Hunter
Valley, it lies 30 mins from Newcastle, 30-40 mins from
vineyards and 1-1.5 hr from Barrington Tops. Having kids aged 2
and 4, we'd need a toddler-friendly 2-3 b/r house (waterfront or
not; boat if possible - not essential). Dates are flexible,
from now thru summer. Oh, and you must be willing to feed our
goldfish and fat & friendly British Blue cat Boris!
For more info email Simone
email@example.com or phone 02-49333981 after 8pm.
Weather Outlook from the Fire Service
Information extracted from BOM web site as a guide to Rural Fire Fighters
A warm end to the year
There is a moderate to strong shift in the odds towards above normal daytime
temperatures for the December quarter (October-December) over much of the
country. The pattern of seasonal maximum temperature odds across Australia is
due to higher than normal temperatures in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Averaged over the last three months of 2006, the chances are mainly between 60
and 75% for higher than normal maximum temperatures across eastern Australia. So
in years with ocean patterns like the current, about six to eight December
quarters out of every ten are expected to be warmer than average over these
various parts of Australia, with about two to four out of ten being cooler.
The chances of seasonal minimum temperatures being higher than the median are
above 60% over most of the southern two-thirds of Australia, reaching over 80%
in western WA. This indicates a moderate to strong shift in the odds towards
warmer than normal conditions.
Drier conditions more likely in SE & NE Australia
There is a moderate shift in the odds towards drier than normal conditions for
the December quarter (October-December) in parts of southeast and northeast
Australia Across the rest of the country, the chances are generally close to 50%
for accumulating at least median rainfall during the coming three months. The
pattern of seasonal rainfall odds across Australia is a result of higher than
average temperatures in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the former of which
has been warming strongly in the past few months.
So in years with ocean patterns like the current, about six or seven December
quarters out of ten are expected to be drier than average in these various parts
of eastern and southern Australia, with about three or four out of ten being
Pittwater Council launches new
Pittwater Council has launched its new website, available at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au. The new
site is clean, clear and easy to navigate.
The Council has long been a leader in technological advances. Its original
website was one of the first for local government in New South Wales and this
has been updated continually since its creation. However, the Council wanted to
make major improvements to the website to make it easier for customers to
Pittwater Council’s new website was developed in consultation with its staff and
community, and uses multi-layered pathways to provide information and
functionality to meet the needs of Pittwater’s varied community.
Customers will find Pittwater’s new site to be clean, clear and easy to
navigate. There is a reliable search engine, an “a to z” listing, and a site
map. The navigation allows users to see what’s in the section by way of dropdown
menus and each section automatically expands when users click on it.
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The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily
the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or any of
the associated Pittwater Offshore Resident's Committees