July 23 - 29, 2017: Issue 322
Articles This Week
Aquatics: Shifting Storms To Bring Extreme Waves, Damage To Once Placid Areas - new UNSW Water Research Laboratory study: “If you have waterfront property or infrastructure that has previously been sheltered from the impacts of extreme waves, this is worrying news” said Mitchell Harley, lead author and a senior research associate at UNSW’s Water Research Laboratory (WRL). “What this study confirms, is that simply by changing direction, storms can be many times more devastating. And that’s what we’re facing in many locations as the climate continues to change.”
Lifesavers Shine At National IRB Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW
Reflections by George Repin: MONACO – SNAPSHOTS
Pictures: Bush Reserves In Winter: West Head and Narrabeen Lagoon by Selena Griffith
Collector's Corner: Cyclops Vintage Toys - 'For Health and Happiness''- these icons of many a childhood are still in good condition and still being collected. Some company History will help you find your choice!
History: A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; Artists and Art Colonies
Artist of the Month: July 2017: Pam Bayfield's For the Love of Grace - The Next Generation Narrabeen writer completes third in the For the Love of Grace series - local history shared as well as high drama! Pam shares the Prologue and Chapter 1 of this new work to whet your appetite
Winter Fire safety Message
- Turn off heaters and electric blankets before leaving home or getting into bed
- Clean lint filters in the clothes dryer before or after each use
- Don’t overload power boards
- Keep candles away from curtains and put them out before leaving the room
- Don’t use LPG cylinders for cooking or heating indoors as they can leak and the gas is both toxic and highly explosive.
- Ensure you have a working smoke alarm
Support The Avalon Bowlo During Our Renovations
Infrastructure Grants for community projects
- $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture projects
- $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness projects
- $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation projects.
NSW Maritime safety survey
New service to improve safety for rock fishers, boaters and swimmers
Record Funding Available For Surf Club Upgrades
$65 million to champion community cohesion
- the development of online platforms for marginalised youth to challenge ideas and concepts online and create forums to counter negativity and feelings of isolation;
- training or volunteering opportunities for humanitarian entrants or newly arrived migrants; and
- cultural or sporting activities that bring people of different cultures or faiths together.
Zonta Birthing Kit Packing Day 2017
Palm Beach (South) Landscape Masterplan
New Priority Precincts
Funding available to improve water safety
- changing risk taking behaviour around the water
- encouraging parents to actively supervise young children (0-5 years) in, on and around the water
- reducing drowning risk at unpatrolled locations (including both coastal and inland waterways)
- CALD communities and international visitors (including international students)
- Aboriginal communities.
- Legally constituted not for profit organisations with experience delivering water safety projects.
- Not-for-profit organisations who lead a program in partnership with government agencies, where the project is outside of usual budget parameters.
- Non-government research bodies.
- Local community groups that can demonstrate a track record of managing projects and finances, or which can partner with a larger organisation.
Pet of the Week
Heritage Near Me incentives program
MWNA Charity Gala Day
Nominations for 2017 National Disability Awards Open
- Lesley Hall Leadership Award – recognises excellence in development of reform opportunities that improve the lives of people with disability.
- Employer of the Year Award – recognises excellence in workforce diversity by providing sustainable employment opportunities for people with disability.
- Community Excellence Award – recognises excellence in improving access and participation in Australian life for people with disability.
- Excellence in Innovation Award – recognises excellence in innovation in services, places, communities or accessible technologies to improve the lives of people with disability.
- Excellence in Education and Training Award - recognises excellence in inclusive education or vocational training that delivers improved economic and social outcomes for people with disability.
Go Wild Gala for Sydney Wildlife 2017
Call Out For Poets - ‘Spirit Of The Land’
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
How to Request to Address Council
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
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. Visit our website for more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
LIFE IS A TEAM GAME.
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 5/7/2017
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Free workshop in Mona Vale on NDIS disability funding
Narrabeen Old Boys Catchup
Finalists Announced For SLS NSW Awards
17 July: NSW Local Council elections - Elector information campaign begins today
Mermaids of Palm Beach Annual Fundraiser Dinner
Palm Beach Sailing Club (PBSC) Open Day
2017 Mosman Art Prize
- Mosman Art Prize (major acquisitive prize) sponsored by Mosman Council - $50,000
- Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize sponsored by Mosman Council - $3,000
- Commendation Prize sponsored by Mosman Council - $2,000
- Fourth Village Providore Emerging Artists’ Prize (under 35) - $2,000
- Mosman Art Society Viewers' Choice Prize - $1,000
Northern beaches Veterans and community day
Digital Literacy School Grants - Round Two
Loosely Woven with Amnesty International
- It was nice meeting you
- The Wind
- Small Things (The Audreys)
- Down City Streets (Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter)
- Rayya’s Lament (Ian Ross Williams - brother of Loosely Woven performer Meredith Williams)
- All I ever need is you (Sonny & Cher)
- Bei Mir Bist Shein (Israel)
- Bright Side of the Road (Van Morrison)
- Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
- The Rose (Bette Midler)
- Black Velvet Band (fabulous arrangement of a well known folk song)
- Leaving on a jet plane
Applications Open For Community Building Partnership Program
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017
Candidates to speak to electors
Narrabeen Boys High 1967 50 Year Reunion - 2017
Sydney Wildlife: Critters of the Month - July 2017
Tawny Frogmouth ChicksThanks to you, our rehabilitation facility is growing and demand has been very high as Sydney Wildlife members want to use the facility to get their animals ready for release.
Most of the animals that come to our rehabilitation facility have been in care for some time and therefore need to build up their muscle strength and stamina before they go back to their natural habitat where they will have to find or catch their own food.
Our Twin Tawny Story.
One cold day, some lumberjacks were cutting down a tree for one of their clients when they noticed a nest in the tree that contained two fluffy little Tawny Frogmouth chicks. They started to look around to see if they could locate the parents but were unable to locate them. As it was a cold day and they had taken down the branch the nest was in, they didn’t want to leave the chicks there so they took them to a local vet. After a quick check over, the vets contacted Sydney Wildlife to come and collect the chicks for hand raising.
Unfortunately, when we collected the little balls of fluff from the vets, they were not able to provide us with any more detail than the suburb they were found in so we were unable to go back and try to look for the parents ourselves as we didn’t have a specific address.
When they first got home to the careers house, the two chicks were put in a nice heated box with a substitute nest in it to make them feel as much like home as possible. They were feed at very regular intervals throughout the day. Luckily for their carer, as they are birds, they didn’t need feeding during the night.
With regular feeds and constant care, they continued to grow and learn how to eat different types of foods. You will see in the photo’s the big transformation they went through going from being little white balls of fluff to beautiful feathered birds.
Once they were old enough and only requiring one hand feed per day they were taken to the rehabilitation facility were they had a larger enclosure to fly around in and learn to catch the insects and bugs that frequent the area. This enabled them to get better at catching their food in an environment that mimicked as closely as possible what they would do in the wild.
Without donations from our magnificent Global Giving supporters, none of this would be possible!
If you know any one else you can share this story with please do, as they may also want to help Sydney Wildlife help our native animals.
Thank you so much.
Joan and the rehabilitation critters.
By Joan Reid
Volunteer Macropod co-ordinator
Sydney Wildlife: www.sydneywildlife.org.au