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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
June 05,  2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Free Support Workshop
Health Space, Mona Vale is helping support those with Lyme Disease

Are you suffering with Lyme Disease, know someone who is, or think you might have it? Did you know that Lyme Disease is being predicted as the epidemic of the 21st century? Although at this time, the Australian Government does NOT recognise Lyme Disease in Australia there are many people working hard to change this.

Health Space, supported by the Karl McManus Foundation and LDAA (Lyme Disease Association of Australia) are working hard behind the scenes to get recognition for Lyme Disease on a global level but are also wanting to help bring awareness to the Northern Beaches community and provide support and help for those who are suffering from Lyme Disease.

This Saturday will be showing how KINESIOLOGY can support you in your journey to healing Lyme Disease or any long-standing illness.

Health Space 1789 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale.
(opposite the Woolworths Carpark)

Kinesiologists, Jen Cudmore, Katie Halakas, and Jacqui Johnson will be giving talks

Plus Kate Wood, Author on Lyme Disease will be there to answer your questions.

Phone 9979 8887 to reserve your place!

An Offshore Community Achievement

The Scotland Island Kindy had another of its fabulous and entertaining “Trivia Nights” and the support and camaraderie from our community is certainly a highlight of why we all choose to live in this amazing community.

This year, not only were we fund-raising for our beautiful kindergarten that many of us have had our own children nurtured in, but we also supported a young lad “Max” who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Bone Cancer that is effecting the use of his legs. This goes with his other diagnosis of Aspergers (high functioning Autism). What is remarkable about this story is that Max is not from around here, but it made no difference to us! I child in need is a child in need and everyone dug deep to help this sweet boy and that evening we all understood that he had already undergone 4 major operations, with more to come and the little guy was just getting on with it. Bravery is too small a word for a child like Max.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya – Max’s mum (who worked to help our Kindy retain its accreditation), and it is not often how much we really get to realise what we have contributed to and achieved as a community of giving, loving people. Our support will buy him a wheelchair, a necessity for him now to get around and be mobile, but it is so much more than that. Our care for others lives and our support of them when they are in desperate need has no price. The emotional support felt by the family will never be forgotten nor diminished. They know they are not alone and I would like to express gratitude on behalf of the family to those that helped, donated, purchased and simply turned up to have fun and enjoy themselves. We are truly creators of great change through goodwill and kindness and we rippled it out that night all the way to Lane Cove! This shows we can never underestimate our power to help the lives of others.

We raised a fabulous $1100 for our Kindy and an awesome $1700 for Max. Tanya, Paul and her boys Nick, Jack and Max were overwhelmed and give you all a monster THANKYOU. If you missed the Kindy trivia night and want to help Tanya’s family, you can do this online through my website www.intellectualdisability.org with a note to me at tanya@withautism.com saying the donation is for Max and I will pass it on to the family via Liz (our Kindy director)

A selection of the evenings photos and hilarity can be found here:  at this link........

Tanya Costin
(P.S. A hint for next years quiz – Know your “Opera’s” and “Kindy facts”)

Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner


Saturday June 22nd, 7pm

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Dress Code - Middle Earth

Cuisine by Jackie
Serving Broth & Bread
Drinking Wassail & Mulled Wine

Music by Melanie Horsnell and you !

Adults $20
Teens 10
Children under 12 $

Tim Byrne at The Quays
Former  Pittwater ferry driver and Island resident, Tim Byrne, has recently started with The Quays Marina at Church Point as the dock master. He replaces fellow Islander, Tom Leeson, who had worked at The Quays for eight years.

Tim has spent the past 13 years working on the water around Pittwater as a barge operator, water taxi driver and for the previous eight years as a ferry master for Church Point Ferries.

As dock master at the Quays, Tim is available to assist the marina clients with their boating needs including refuelling, gas and ice, slipping, servicing and much more. He also assists the marina management with care and maintenance of the 170 boats that call the marina home.

So drop in for a chat and a coffee some time.

Media Release


Pittwater Council is hosting the next Pittwater Business Breakfast with top-selling author, motivator and adventurer Sebastian Terry.

The breakfast, hosted by Pittwater Business Limited, is on Wednesday 19 June at Bayview Golf Club between 7am and 8.45am.

Sebastian Terry will reveal his insights on today’s complex business world for goal setting, resilience, perspective and personal empowerment.

Sebastian suggests that everyone has at least one thing they have to do before they die – some even have a list. But how many goals and dreams on this list are actually achieved?

Affected by the death of a close friend in 2004, Sydney-born Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question; ‘Am I happy?’ The answer was NO and so he decided to write down a list of 100 things that he’d always wanted to achieve.

He then decided to prioritise this list in his life and now some three years on, his life has changed. With 60 items down and over $90,000 raised for Camp Quality, the pursuing journey has not only fulfilled him he says, but the lives of people all over the world.

Council’s Economic Development Coordinator Paul William-Smith said Sebastian will draw on stories and reflections from his inspirational book ‘100 Things’, discussing issues that are on the minds of people and relating them to today’s complex business world.

“Along with addressing the issues of goal-setting and resilience he will also consider the positivity that emerges from adversity and the wonder of stepping out of one’s comfort zone,” said Mr William-Smith.

“The breakfast will also feature Pittwater Council’s Community, Library & Economic Development Manager Lindsay Godfrey who will share Council’s vision on the future of Pittwater’s village economies.”

Bayview Golf Club is located at 1825 Pittwater Road.
To book your ticket visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 786 126.

The cost for members of Pittwater Business Limited (PBL) is $40 per person (early bird by 5 June) and $65 for non-members.

For more information and to book online visit www.pittwaterbusiness.com.au

Media contact:     Paul William-Smith, Regional Economic Development Coordinator   
Ph:  9942 2233

Sly Dogs Unplugged at Church Point Cafelogo
Live music Sunday 9 June, 3 to 6pm

The Sly Dogs will be doing some more "winter healing" this Sunday at Church Point Cafe on the deck.

The Cafe is doing $15.00 pizza or pasta for the afternoon.

Honey Honey Honey

I will have honey tomorrow from my bee keeper friend over at Mt Colah.

Delicious as ever. 

Four varieties - Kulnura Forest, Heath Banksia, Orange Blossom and Stringy Bark
Two sizes - 1 kg and 500 gm

Please give me a call or send me a text on 0405097424, or pop me an email if you would like to have some.

I will have it at my clinic at 94 Park Street, Mona Vale so you could pick it up from there, or I can meet you somewhere closer to the water....

Stay warm and soak up the sun while you can

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