A celebration of the
life of Michael Edols
Sunday 29th from 2:15 at
Café Racer Co
1 Park St, Mona Vale NSW 2103
Dear All, We have a private funeral on Friday 13th and will be raising
a glass and sharing our stories of Michael's wonderful life on 29th
Celebrate the wonderful life of Michael at the Cafe Racer Mona
Vale on Sunday 29th from 2:15.
Guest are asked to make a contribution of $20.00 at the door, and that
after the first glass of wine they can buy drinks at the bar.
Please indicate if you are coming. Marion on her facebook page.
if you are interested in Michael's extraordinary production works, then
head over to his
Safe Winter Fireplace
West Pittwater Rural Fire
There have been several fire incidents in the Bays over the last few
months concerning house and property fires as a result of smoldering
ashes/embers that were cleaned out of the fireplace and taken to the
back part of the house hours before the fire started.
Ashes can contain embers that are hot enough to ignite combustibles days even weeks after having a fire
and ignite other trash you throw out with them.
Do not bury the fire with the dirt, but move the dirt/sand through the
embers. A buried fire can smoulder, and then re-ignite. A buried fire
with sand/dirt, can retain heat at 100 degrees, eight hours after being
covered with sand
Smoldering embers have burned through plastic buckets igniting numerous
house fires. Also, carrying an open container through the home has also
caused hot embers/sparks to leap out of the bucket and ignite inside
Garbage cans, garbage trucks, garages, homes and grass fires are just
some of the situations in which hot embers have ignited and caused
massive damage. Here are some tips for dealing with hot ashes/embers:
Enjoy your fireplace or woodstove but always dispose of the ashes
- Ashes/embers can stay hot for days after a fire.
- When disposing of ashes outside, dont dump them on a
- Use water to wet the ashes/embers to make sure they
are completely out.
- Only use an approved metal ash bucket. It should have
a tight fitting metal lid and a double-bottom.
- Don’t dump ashes outside on a windy day. The wind can
whip up what may have seemed cool embers, making them fiery hot and
sending them traveling to ignite nearby combustibles.
- Never burn garbage, wrapping paper, plastic,
cardboard or anything not specifically approved for use in a fireplace.
These items can lead to a chimney fire, can cause large embers to exit
the flue igniting nearby combustibles and the ashes/embers can be
- NEVER dump ashes into a plastic container, cardboard
box, bag, or place anything where combustible fluids of fumes are
- Do not bury embers or any fire with dirt, but move
the dirt/sand through the embers. A buried fire can
smoulder, and then re-ignite. A buried fire with sand/dirt, can
retain heat at 100 degrees, eight hours after being covered with sand.
Andrew Cutler - Captain
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
For more information contact:
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
02 9997 3795
HOW I MET MY MOTHER
“A Fascinating Tale of
Secrets and Lies”
by Lovett Bay resident
From Friday 20 July to Saturday 4 August
“You had a funeral for your mother 20 years ago. Then you accidentally
discover that she didn’t die but took off for an “extended vacation” in
Ireland. You’re angry at your father for “killing her off” but excited
to find this long lost mother you’ve been dreaming of! The woman you do
find has a different name, is an eccentric artist with an Irish accent
and an additional husband. Now you think maybe the fake funeral was a
good idea after all!”
The Star of the Sea Theatre- located at Stella Maris College, 52
Eurobin Avenue Manly
Friday, Saturdays at 7.30
Sunday Matinees 2pm
Online bookings trybooking.com/VGRT
Booking office 9439 1906
SCOTLAND ISLAND WATER AND
WASTEWATER COMMERCIAL FEASIBILITY STUDY 2018
Northern Beaches Council has received State Government funding through
the Stronger Communities Fund to conduct an independent investigation
into the commercial feasibility of the supply of water and wastewater
services to Scotland Island. This project will be delivered through a
transparent and participative process, including establishing a project
working group made up of residents and stakeholder representatives of
The working group for the commercial feasibility study has been
selected. Thank you to all those who nominated. The working group
selection process is detailed in a document in the Document Library at yoursay.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/scotlandislandwater.
The selection was carried out by Council officers not involved with the
management of the project.
Our working group members are:
Residents are encouraged to speak to the members above to discuss
aspects of the project relevant to the community. More technical
questions or comments about this project should be directed to Ruby
Ardren, Northern Beaches Council after
Wednesday, 15th August - Phone 9970 1311 or email email@example.com.
- Colin Haskell (SIRA - also accommodation provider)
- Peter Heffernan (SIPCO - a private consortium that
have their own water supply)
- Jenny Cullen (Environment)
- John Cave (Accommodation provider)
- Cameron Nicol (Business operated from the island)
- Graeme Crayford (Rural Fire Service)
- Cass Gye (Resident)
- Fabienne d'Hautefeuille (Resident)
- Steve Yorke (Resident - also Rural Fire Service)
- Steve Blackwood (Resident - also Business operated
from the island)
The working group met for the first time on 1st July, 2018. The meeting
was very productive and members agreed to the project scope to be
included in tender documents. A record of the meeting is contained in
the Document Library.
Due to commercial risks associated with the tender process, the scope
for the study cannot be released until the tender is publicly exhibited
in a few weeks. When the tender is released, the scope will be added to
the " Your Say" project website, which contains further
information about the project.
Manager Coast & Catchments
t 02 9942 2911 m 0409 455 935
House Wanted Short Term
Retired couple seek
furnished house in the Bays or Scotland Island for August-September.
At least 2 bedrooms, ideally sunny waterfront with jetty (we have a
Cash or exchange for waterfront flat in Nice, France.
Contact Chris 0432 978981 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Item for Sale
COFFEE TABLE - $50
Beautiful wooden coffee table with glass top. Length 150cm, depth 60cm,
Available near Bells.
Sharon 0410 439 052
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