February 10 - 16, 2019: Issue 393
Articles This Week
Friendly's MO To GO! In 2019 World's Greatest Shave's 21st Year No one has seen that upper lip bare for over 48 years - an interview with Mr. Friend on all things MO - chip in to help out!!
Palm Beach Protection Group Launch, Supporters Invited: Saturday Feb.16th - Residents Are Saying 'NO' To Off-Leash Dogs In Station Beach Eco-System - reports over 50 dogs a day on Station Beach throughout December-January (a No Dogs Beach) small children being jumped on, Native birds chased, dog faeces being left, families with toddlers leaving beach to get away from uncontrolled dogs and 'Failure of Process' in council 'consultation' open to February 28th
Community Adamant: We Need Level 3 Services At Mona Vale Hospital - Save MVH Meeting held Feb 5th
Greens Launch Pittwater Campaign With Focus On Mona Vale Hospital - Candidate is Avalon resident Miranda Korzy
North Narrabeen Reserve Scores New Sports Amenities Building - Pittwater Baseball Club and Narrabeen Tigers Junior Rugby Union, officially opened Saturday Feb. 9th
Keoride Becoming Opal Active This Sunday from Pittwater MP Rob Stokes
Aquatics: Future Of Streamwatch In Pittwater and Across Sydney In Doubt: Funding Ceases In June 2019 - Petition By Streamwatch Volunteers
Dr Gayed Report Released: Formerly Of Mona Vale Hospital - Hazzard Directs Document Be Provided To NSW Police
Pictures: Summer's 'Cool Bugs' in an Elanora Heights Garden by Selena Griffith - for youngsters (and oldsters!)
Reflections by George Repin: KING ISLAND KELP
Park Bench Philosopher: Hidden Women Of History: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Prodigiously Talented Painter
Important Community Event: 3D Seismic Testing Planned for off our coast The Federal Government have given approval for intense 3D seismic testing along the East Coast from Newcastle to Woy Woy. On this Wednesday, Feb 13th
Artists of the Month: February 2019: FAMILIA | GROUP EXHIBITION A group of six Brazilian visual artists based in Sydney have gathered to share their experiences and collaborate with each other. This exhibition, entitled 'Familia' is the collaboration resulting from their individual journeys coming together in a group.
The exhibition showcases creations by Cassia Bundock, Fabio Manzini (a.k.a. juxta.fab), Flavia Julius, Lia Marx - Photos & Films, Marisa Pasicznik Ross, and Murilo Manzini (a.k.a. Muzi).
The Familia group exhibition will run February 8th through to March 3, 2019 at the Be Brave Artspace, North Avalon.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 1/2/2019
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Fa.mi.li.a Opening Night at Be Brave Artspace
Keoride becoming Opal Active This Sunday
Friday February 8th, 2019
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced that from this Sunday passengers will be able to use their Opal card to pay for the highly popular Keoride on-demand transport service.
OpalPay will allow customers to ‘tap on’ with their Opal card when boarding Keoride, reducing the need for separate payment methods and making multi-modal travel more seamless.
“Keoride has been overwhelmingly embraced by Pittwater residents,” Rob Stokes said today.
“The recent introduction of the B-Line and other new bus services, as well as the Opal card and the Keoride on-demand service, has seen an encouraging increase in public transport patronage.
“This announcement brings them all together and helps deliver even better passenger opportunities.
“The introduction of OpalPay as a Keoride payment method makes this excellent service even simpler and more accessible.
“I encourage anyone in Pittwater who hasn’t tried Keoride to give it a go and experience first-hand how convenient it is to get from their homes to our local public transport hubs,” Rob Stokes said.
OpalPay will be available from Sunday, 10 February.
Customers are still required to pre-book their Keoride either by downloading the Keoride App and selecting ‘OpalPay’ during the booking process or by calling Keoride on 1800 536 743.
Keoride fares available through OpalPay will continue to cost $3.10 for a standard fare and $1.55 for concessions. Paying the standalone Keoride fare using OpalPay will not count towards Opal benefits such as Weekly Travel Rewards, Transfer Discounts or Travel Caps.
Pittwater’s Keoride on-demand service provides a fast, agile and effective method of connecting people in Pittwater from their doorsteps to their nearest B-Line bus stop.
Pittwater’s Keoride has the following operating hours:
6am – 10pm Monday – Wednesday
6am – 11:30pm Thursday – Friday
7am – 11:30pm Saturday
7am – 9pm Sunday.
To find out more go to www.keoride.com.au/northern-beaches-home
Elanora Scout and Community Hall Bilarong Reserve Petition
The Elanora Scout and community hall has extensive termite damage and cannot be used. This Hall has been home to a busy, healthy Scout Group of over 70 families, at least 8 local businesses and many community groups. It has been available to local families for events and celebrations at a reasonable cost for over 20 years.Without a Hall the Scout group has halved in numbers.Can you support us by signing a petition to encourage Northern Beaches Council to recognise the worth of the Hall and prioritise it's repair?
Free lifejacket self-service clinics and marine flare disposal
Lifejackets now compulsory for rock fisherman
Bayview Golf Club Development proposal Update: February 2019
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019
Speakers Wanted: Rotary Club Of Frenchs Forest
Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment February 2019 Forum
2019 NSW State election
Nominate Now For The 2019 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame
Vote for the 2019 NSW Women of the Year
- Community Hero Award
- Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award
- Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award
- NSW Business Woman of the Year Award
- First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award.
A survey on ticks and wildlife in the Northern Beaches
- Areas where people are encountering ticks more than others (tick 'hotspots'),
- Backyard and landscape features that may influence tick presence, and
- Wildlife using backyards and how this might or might not influence tick occurrence
Lower parking fees at Rowland Reserve on the cards
Pittwater Community Groups:
New Season for Sailability Pittwater
Sailability Pittwater is a volunteer organisation which provides sailing for people with a disability.
Our main recreational sailing activities are at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, and we run competitive sailing for people with a disability out of RPAYC Newport. We are currently looking for new volunteers for our Saturday morning program at Rowland Reserve and Tuesdays at RPA. For more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
Friendly's Mo to Go!
- More than 12,000 Australians will develop leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year – or 35 people every day.
- Blood cancer claims the lives of more Australians than breast cancer and melanoma.
- Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. They can develop in anyone, at any time at any age.
- Money raised from World's Greatest Shave funds blood cancer research and free support through the Leukaemia Foundation.
- The Leukaemia Foundation is the only Australia-wide charity dedicated to the care and cure of people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
- That's why so many people are as passionate as us about this campaign... and why your support is so vital.
Happy Birthday Tom Gilbert!
Palm Beach GarageWhile on old garages - here are two photos Ray John Henman shared with Tom of Palm Beach Garage - the top one is circa 1920-1930's.
Bush regen. at Ingleside commences for 2019
Funding boost to help healthy harold reach even more students
Australian Premiere 'Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story'
Liz Muir – Artist: Open Studio During March 2019
Avalon Community Library Open Day
Pittwater Friends of Soibada AGM and Info Evening
Pets of the Week
Express Yourself 2019 At Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Pittwater International Women’s Day Breakfast 2019 Bookings Open
- Love Bites course for a volunteer having been through a DV situation – work skills grant approved. Course completed. She is now able to apply for paid work.
- Kitchen equipment donated from an acquaintance of one of the Zonta Members and seven boxes of kitchen equipment delivered to the Shelter.
- Toiletry bags donated by a member and her work colleagues in lieu of a Christmas gift to each other - delivered.
- 12 School Starter Kits presented to children - gratefully received by mothers.
- Many thanks to Modern Teaching Aids for their generous donation of the pencils etc. needed to complete these kits.
- 2 kitchen kits have been delivered to for two families - one of whom is on a temporary visa and has nothing.
- Woman with kindergarten child requesting support for school — school starter kit and uniforms.
- Uniforms and other equipment sourced from families in the area who have children from the same school, starter kit collated and delivered to school. Members met mother and child at Refuge Christmas Party.
- Large Kitchen Starter Kit delivered for mother and child with nothing. Collection of furniture arranged.
- Large amount of new baby clothes and linen from hotel gratefully accepted by Catholic Care.
- Uniforms for new student commencing in year 7 purchased.
- Student support grant for student equipment for years 11 and 12.
Sydney Harbour Challenge draws international fleet
Bird Of The Month
NSW Carers Advisory Council Seeks New Members
Draft Northern Beaches Walking Plan - open for comment
Call Out For Artists And Writers - Art & Words Project
Visual artists and writers are being invited to take part in an exciting new community arts project that could see their work taking pride of place in a special event at the 2019 Manly Arts Festival (6 - 29 September).
In a celebration of community creativity, Northern Beaches Council’s Art & Words Project 2019 is calling on participants to write and create works inspired by the theme ‘Saltwater’.
Entrants will have the chance to have their works published in an anthology with the participating artists creating works directly in response to the text.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said a selection from the anthology and the accompanying art will be displayed on a 24-hour digital screen at Manly Art Gallery & Museum and at all Northern Beaches Libraries during the Arts Festival.
“The artworks will illustrate the book alongside the words and the original artworks will be displayed in libraries across the Northern Beaches.
“The Manly Arts Festival attracts over 15,000 visitors annually and our six Northern Beaches Libraries have 177,746 members, together representing a huge audience for any aspiring artist or writer,” said Mayor Regan.
The Art & Words Project is a collaborative project mentored by multiple-award-winning writer Zena Shapter and supported by the Northern Beaches Library Service and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
Ms Shapter, who will be providing creative support for the project, is the founder of the Northern Beaches Writers' Group and a Northern Beaches local.
“Community creativity on this scale is truly magical!” she said.
“Entry is open to anyone, regardless of genre or style, so I’m hoping to hear from a diverse range of creatives, a balance of perspectives that will reflect the thrilling yet unspoken truth of our community.”
Applications for the Art & Words Project 2019 will be open from 15 January 2019. To apply and for further information visit northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Closing date for entries is Friday 15 March, 5pm, with selected entrants notified by Friday 29 March.
Image: ‘Flying Fish’ by Nettie Lodge
Certificates of title
- outlines the current status of certificates of title in NSW
- reviews the legislative environment relating to certificates of title in NSW and in comparable states
- discusses proposals for replacing paper certificates of title with an electronic alternative
- raises questions for discussion.
The purpose of www.westpittwater.com.au - is best defined by the vision of the West Pittwater Community Association.
To be a supportive community, encouraging and promoting civic pride, interest in community affairs and goodwill amongst residents.
To protect local fauna and flora and generally preserve West Pittwater and its environs.
To secure essential facilities including public wharves and reserves and to protect private and public property.
To speak with one voice and represent the interests of the Western Foreshore community when in discussion with Pittwater Council and other relevant government bodies. The WPCA website provides a forum for the better realisation of these objectives. Visit: www.westpittwater.com.au
Gone Fishing Gallery at Waterfront Store Church Point
Open again TODAY in the top room Waterfront Store. Open mainly weekends as an addition to the waterfront cafe. Keep up to date on their Facebook page