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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

November 18, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater

Scotland Island Dog Race On Television

Dr Harry coming to Scotland Island

Monday Nov. 19 to film a segment

We need as many two & four-legged extras as possible!

Please spread the word...


Calling past Scotland Island dog winners & participants - Better Homes & Gardens and Dr Harry are coming to the island to film next Monday, November 19, for a segment that will go to air pre-Christmas, and we need to supply two things;
  1. Contact details for any past winning dog owners (offshore category) whose dogs are still of this earth

  2. As many Dogs, kids & other humans to meet on the beaches on the eastern side of Bells Wharf (where the race usually starts from) next Monday from 4.15pm with swimmers, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards etc. so we can recreate a smaller version of the dog race start for filming purposes
    Timing is to coincide with the high school ferry and we should be done by 5pm.
Come & get involved and you might get your mush on TV!
Please email Lisa  on lisa@occ.net.au urgently if you are a past winner & happy to chat on camera, or if you have any other questions.

News from the Lovett Bay Fire Shed Dinner

Thank you so much to the 150 people who came to the Lovett Bay Fire Shed dinner on Saturday night.

It was a  tremendous success and raised over $3,000 for the Bush Fire brigade.

Image by Rachel Dulson

It was great to have NSW RFS West Pittwater Brigade Captain Andrew Cutler at the dinner as well as the new Western Foreshore and Scotland island residents who have recently moved to the bays.

There was a huge turnout of volunteers to set up the venue as well as helping Susan Wallace in the kitchen to prepare the excellent three course meal. A true community get together

Given the extra large turnout of guests it has been decided to buy some more tables for the shed, so that Mick Cardiff won't have to bring his garden tables up from the house! Thank you Mick.

Rachel Dulson was the official photographer on the night and once again did an excellent job in capturing the people, the place and the spirit of the event

Here’s a link to the Rachel’s pics - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0960j8eh85ebjdz/AAD0hXLUKWWRjlkXBnzzAsg_a?dl=0

Thanks again to everyone who helped and all who attended. It was a wonderful community event and planning is already under way for next year!

John Flower

Secrets of the Masters Series

Secrets of Vermeer with tutor Sophie Haythornthwaite

Workshop Description: PDF

This will be a series of workshops concentrating on the specific techniques utilised by different artists to create their signature look and feel. What makes a Vermeer a Vermeer, or a Rembrandt a Rembrandt? We will find out, and learn to apply these techniques to our own work. Vermeer is one of the most beloved painters of all time, and very much a ‘painters painter’. His masterly and subtle use of colour and composition is unique. The quietness and contemplative air of his interiors create little oases of peace and tranquility within the picture frame. We will discuss how Vermeer created his compositions, including his use of devices such as the camera obscura and camera lucida. We will also cover Vermeer’s technique of layering complementary and contrasting colours to create the beautiful glowing vibrancy of his hues and his use of different paint textures and brushwork to create different surface effects.

Also coming soon in this series of workshops are: Secrets of the Pre Raphaelites, Secrets of Rembrandt, Secrets of Leonardo, Secrets of Van Eyck and the Flemish Masters, Secrets of Caravaggio.

Level: Suitable for all levels

Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018

Times: 10am – 5pm both days

Fees: $220 + $30 materials fee

Venue: The Woodford Academy – 90-92 Great Western Highway Woodford.


Croker sweep oars for sale

Beautifully restored vintage handcrafted timber Croker sweep oars for sale



Marine varnished and blades can be custom painted for your choice of colour.

Would make a unique wall decoration or statement piece in any room.

3.75m length.

These would look great in any home, cafe, bar or restaurant.

$950 each or $1800 for a pair.

Please contact Mick on 0427043867

Who needs soil? soil

Mostly fill rather then top soil

Please contact

Scotty ‭0450 660 231‬
Aggy 042420924

Poly for Sale

3m Orange Poly for Sale
Old Johnson 6 Hp motor
Registered until 21/8/19

$1400 ono

Phone Eileen on 0414714891


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