July 17 - 23, 2016: Issue 272
Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions
Palm Beach Mermaids - Car 2108 - Set To Sparkle At 2016 Variety Fundraising Dinner
Elyse said the material was seen in a Belrose material store and when she went closer to look, saw it is called ‘Mermaid’ – “Perfect!” said Elyse yesterday, “I knew this was the one immediately.”
Each year the Mermaids own personal costumier creates the most wonderful outfits which delight all the people the Mermaids meet along the way.
While we were taking these pictures for the Mermaids on Saturday a friend of Elyse’s and her husband cycled past and instantly knew what was going on. Caroline, the lady cyclist, handed in a donation towards the Mermaids 2016 fundraising for Variety, The Children’s Charity.
As the photos of their 2016 costumes were taken in a quiet cul-de-sac the Mermaids then wondered, since they were all dressed up already, whether they should head on out to find other cyclists!
Caroline adds to the fundraising pool - pictured here with Elyse.
If you didn’t see the girls yesterday you can support their efforts at Club Palm Beach on Monday August 1st when the Palm Beach Mermaids Car 2108 Annual Dinner takes place, also raising money for Variety, The Children’s Charity as part of the Mermaids of Palm Beach 2016 Variety Car Bash.
Tickets are $40.00 for great food and big fun. Email or call Beryl - Ph: 0410 478 897 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016 the Mermaids will take part in the Berowra to Bowen 'B to B Bash'. Cars dated pre 1976 will set off from Berowra for a ten day adventure, travelling through two states to arrive in Hamilton Island for the first time. Along the way they’ll be visiting rural towns and 11 schools where those participating can see the efforts of their fundraising first-hand.
More HERE - Including a picture of the most perfectly green 'scaled' leggings!
Residents Distressed At Extent Of Tree Lopping Of Pittwater Park's Norfolk Pines
Residents of Palm Beach have expressed dismay this week at the amount of branches that have been cut from the row of Norfolk Pines in Pittwater Park, Palm Beach.
“These are heritage listed trees and we saw no Heritage Officer attending while tree loppers took so many branches from these trees that people using the area will have much less shade this coming Summer,” a resident remarked, “it will be hot, uncomfortable for visitors.”
“This is an appalling and unnecessary destruction of these iconic trees,” remarked another, “there is a clear path for access to the seawall for repairs required at the southern end where there is a wide space between the pines. This is Crown Land – who authorised this?”.
The gap between Norfolk pines at southern end of Pittwater Park
When contacted regarding the concerns expressed, Northern Beaches Council, Deputy General Manager, Ben Taylor stated,
“Council has undertaken essential pruning of the Norfolk Pine trees to ensure the safety of children in the playground and the public. This pruning has been planned for some time and was brought forward due to damage to the branches in the recent storms. The works were also necessary to reduce any further risk of damage to the trees during the repair of the seawall. The long term health of the trees is a priority for Council and the work was carried out in accordance with arboricultural best practice under the guidance of a tree specialist and in accordance with Australian Standards.”
In other news associated with Pittwater Park, footpath works as part of new Pedestrian 40 km zone for this stretch of Palm Beach were completed this week.
In May Pittwater MP Rob Stokes announced $194,000 in NSW Government funding to help improve pedestrian safety at Palm Beach.
The plan to introduce a new 40 km/h High Pedestrian Area in the vicinity of the main commercial precinct on Barrenjoey Road is widely welcomed by residents and visitors to the popular Pittwater Park.
The project will involve new signage and road changes to help alert motorists to pedestrian activity and assist with speed management throughout the area.
Hastie Named Pittwater’s Top Lifeguard
After being thrust into the position of Acting Lifeguard Supervisor at very short notice, Matthew Hastie quickly proved he was the right man for the job. A successful season has culminated in him being named Pittwater Lifeguard of the Year for 2015/16.