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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
June 6  9, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Damage to Catherine Park during the Weekend

Unknown vandals have been driving recklessly around Catherine Park badly damaging the area by doing wheelies and churning up the mud and lawn.

If anyone has any information please contact Steve Lawler at Parks and Reserves on 99701359 or sirapittwater@gmail.com

Fundraising Tupperware Party

Liz (Director) at Scotland Island Kindy will be holding a Tupperware Party Monday 20th June @ 11am in aid of the Kindy.

Tupperware will donate 10% of all sales to our Kindy which will go towards staff training. Louise will also donate some gifts to raffle off.

Everyone welcome - please let Liz know by email siocs@comcen.com.au or lizpower28@live.com.au

Please bring a plate - tea and coffee provided.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

Liz Power
Director, Scotland Island Kindergaten

News from the Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate                                    

This is a reminder that the Wine Tasting for our group, is to be held on Sunday 19 June from 3pm. The tasting will be held at Alan and Ruth Gaines lovely boatshed (red boatshed at Eastern channel marker; 71 Florence Terrace). The tasting notes and price list are not yet available, so this note is just to ask you to pop an entry in your diaries.

Please remember your GLASS and food to graze upon...

PLEASE: Print the tasting notes and order form and bring them with you on the day.
Click HERE for the TASTING notes.

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Time: 3pm
Place: The Gaines  - 71 Florence Terrace - Scotland Island

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You can invite your neighbours by suggesting they visit www.wine.hostcell.net where they can sign up to receive our quarterly 'notice of tasting'

** Don't forget your Tasting Glass and some food for us all to share **

Best Wishes - your committee

If you want further information or directions, you could ring:

    * George Gaal    9979 9141
    * Alan Gaines     9979 2070
    * Julian Muir      9999 4449
    * Paul Purvis      9979 9667
    * Greg Roberts   9979 5228

Can we Help ? 
Teak Streak
This is a picture of my lovely old ferry "as found" in about 1974.

The after part of the hull had been crudely decked over, for use I was told, as a Scotland Island goods barge. I have always wanted to discover something of its origin, even the name would be nice. Is there any chance,anyone could help with a bit of marine history? It had a Thornycroft engine and a massive bronze rudder. The shaft was supported by a cast bronze A frame. Dimensions were, I think, 30' x  6'6", with a round bilge, the hull was planked with teak on spotted gum ribs.

I should add that I did an enormous amount of work making a complete new foredeck, planked in beech, paid with oakum and filled with pitch, followed by jacking up the cabin structure and preparing new supporting knees. After some engine work I discovered that the thing had been left empty of (salt) cooling water for too long and the cylinder head gradually developed a mass of irreparable cracks as the impregnated salt crystals formed and expanded. Formation of a new business taking precedence about then, I sold it.
If you know please contact Paul Armstrong at turtarm01@optusnet.com.au

The legend of LENNY DUCK will never die!
Watch his last shift on youtube.....

Lenny Duck

I Love You all

L Duck Permanent URL

Pittwateronlinenews.com has created a permanent page on their site in honour of Lenny.


Deck Sale Notice
FRONT DECK SALE - Pre-loved Artefacts, Asian Antiques & Stuff

WHERE:  Di & Duncan Watts, 5 jetties west of Tennis Wharf
               Walk along the foreshore from Catherine Park (no access from Robertson Road at the back)

WHEN:  Sunday morning June 12 from 10:00am - 12:30pm.

Have you lost your guinea pig????

We Found a guinea pig in our yard on saturday night!!

He's a Cute little critter! He has been domesticated at some stage and qiuet friendly.
If not claimed free to a good home!!

Please contact Bec


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