Front Page Issue 467 Newport Breakers Rugby Club's Historic 2020 Season: Four Out Of Five Cups Won
Promoting COVID-Safety On Our Beaches This Summer: Council's Plan for When, Why and How Beaches May Be Closed - provisions will be in place for parking options for Volunteer Lifesavers to ensure continuity of the lifesaving service.
Aquatics New High Tech Surf Life Saving Operations Centre Opens At Belrose + Historic Changes To Surf Life Saving NSW Constitution
Pictures Elvina Bay Walking Track: Spring 2020 - photos by Joe Mills
Food Saturday Afternoon Food Choices At Church Point - When you go to Church Point wharf and environs for lunch you have three great options to choose from – The Church Point Waterfront Store and Café, the brilliant little food truck offered by the crew from Pasadena Pantry and Fresh, and the Pasadena itself.
Park Bench Philosopher Curbing land clearing for food production is vital to reverse biodiversity declines - CSIRO
Warriewood Valley Community Centre Concept Plans Now Available For Feedback - Council is seeking feedback for all of September 2020
It's About To Get Very Nippers Focused Around Here! (registration days from September 13th - most are online this Season - Season commences October 11 to 18, 2020) Find out what each club offers and how to sign up your youngsters to get happy, learn great skills and make friends on the beach
“Ian exemplifies how multifaceted the role of a modern high school principal is.“During his time at Barrenjoey, Ian has overseen the introduction of significant educational, student welfare and infrastructure initiatives, and has certainly earnt the respect and admiration of the school community.“There are some very big shoes to fill – but Ian has positioned Barrenjoey well to continue providing high quality educational and student support opportunities into the future. – The Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
Large land lots remained at Bayview into the 1910's and 1920's simply because those who had bought the larger 'farm blocks' held onto them, for generations. Those closer to Mona Vale were cut into smaller suburban blocks sooner than those at the Church Point end - the focus on making this a village or town centre commenced when the acreage set aside a few decades earlier as a place for recreation was subsequently sold by another state government. Even though there are not a lot of 'street names' from these earlier subdivisions, those that did occur as the area was proclaimed a residential place, and left behind its rural beginnings reflect the thinking of those whose lands these were.
It is also a place where there was a fair sized 'village' of people living and working, mainly in rural trades, as indicated in the 1893 petition for a telephone to be attached to the Post Office to remain at Bayview indicates, as per Katherine Roche, postmistress. Some of those who signed were residents, others were visitors. Bayview, alike early Newport and Palm Beach, attracted those who were excelling in professional spheres and could afford a 'country holiday house'. Academics, Artists, Doctors, Politicians and Captains of Industry all had places at Bayview, with quite a few of the Professors of early University of Sydney within 'cooee' or right next door to each other. They came for the fresh sea breezes and respite from the dusty toil of inner 'Sydney Town'.
The influence of aquatic sports, particularly sailing should not be underestimated either. The first Pittwater Regatta of 1888, and the Basin Regattas of the 1890's, led to the first 'official Pittwater Regatta' after a race in 1906 between two Bayview sons of Pittwater - W D M Taylor and John Roche and two Queenslanders. These regattas went on for decades, were immensely popular, and often official parties were taken aboard the flagship steamers for each from the Bayview wharf.
Books September 2020: People Of The River; Lost Worlds Of Early Australia by Grace Karskens (A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River), The Carbon Club; How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy by Marian Wilkinson, The Wreck by Meg Keneally, The Music Advantage; How learning music helps your child's brain and wellbeing by Dr Anita Collins
Old Books: Spring 2020 - read in full here, online:
New South Wales, Its Progress and Resources by New South Wales Commission to the International exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876; Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.). New South Wales, Technological Museum, Sydney, N.S.W by Technological Museum (Sydney, N.S.W.) Published 1910, Stories Of Old Sydney by Charles Henry Bertie, Illustrated by Sydney Ure Smith Published 1912 by Angus & Robertson
Artist of the Month September 2020: Kelvin Anton Carlsson
When it come to Harmonicas, no one can really do it better than Kelvin Carlsson. Based in Narrabeen, Kelvin, better known as 'Mr Harmony', spreads his love of the this wonderful instrument with many across Australia.
‘’I Play Harmonica and Sax in Bands, and Teach Harmonica to inmates in prisons, disabled people, and run regular Beginners Workshops all around Australia.’’
Residents would have heard Kelvin playing as part of the CJ and the Mellows lineup alongside Chris Raggatt, and remember they travelled to the US a few years back to be part of the 2017 International Blues Challenge.
Along with his love of the harmonica Kelvin loves taking a photo or two, with requests for copies of his works. Readers may recall his input into the February 2020 Storm Event report run in this news service.
These and a sample of his music features as the Pittwater Online News September 2020 Artist of the Month.
Collector's Corner Miniature Books of Verse – A Romantic Tradition: Penning a love poem to your intended or adored one is as almost as old as love itself. During the 18th and 19th century a tradition evolved of giving your sweetheart a little pocket book of verse, named ‘miniature books’ so she, or he, may refer to your good thoughts, warm love, and perhaps steamy passionate intentions, in any hidden place or while pausing from a tramp across the wilds. The two samples here, both over 100 years old, are lovely family heirlooms held now by a Pittwater Online staff member, which tell in their inscriptions of whom they were given to, of romance that blossomed into marriage and the eventual manifestation of those whose hands touch them now. Perfect for Spring, these little tokens are referred to as the air sweetens with flowers blooming and the weather warms, inspiring light hearts.
Community News Vale Robert T Dunn, Vale Lynne Czinner, Get Ready Weekend, Daylight Saving Reminder, Mona Vale Road East Upgrade Out Of Hours Work: To October 4th, Marine Rescue Broken Bay: 10 & 15 Years Service, Semi-Trailer Closes MVR, Lion Island Challenge 2020 Cancelled, Foggy Morning At Clareville, Avalon Boomerang Bags Workshop News, 2021 Doggie Rescue Calendar, Greater Sydney Animal Lovers Called To Join Campaign, Australian Defence Force (ADF) Regatta 2020 Hosted By RPAYC, People’s Choice Winners: 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize, SheSails For RPAYC, Avalon Multi-Purpose Courts Complete, Peninsular Senior Citizens Toy Repairers Need Toys!, Access For People To The Beach, Promoting COVID-Safety On The Northern Beaches This Summer, Subsidised RSA Course - TAFE NSW Northern Beaches, Laying The Foundations For The Sydney Modern Project, Pets of the Week: Diesel and Cornflake, Beautiful Middle Harbour circa 1927, Pittwater Online Spring School Holiday Issues 2020, Navigation Restriction; Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island, Church Point and Pittwater, Up To $1.5 Million Is Available For New Youth Opportunities Projects To Commence In 2021: NSW Gov., Youth Action Projects Grants Now Open: Federal Gov., Have Your Say On The Proposed Concept Design For The New Warriewood Valley Community Centre, Offshore Waste Services Review, Help Harvest NSW, Online Toolkit Helping NSW Businesses During COVID-19, DoggieRescue walking recommencing, NSW Small Business Month Grants, Domestic Violence Support, Pittwater Offshore Newsletter, Local Organisations, Sports Groups, Residents Groups Information
Environment Nocturnal Pittwater - The 4am-ers, Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA) Chiltern Track Walke: Sunday 27th of September - limited numbers apply, The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) Report, WWF's Living Planet Report, Environment Minister Sussan Ley faces a critical test: will she let a NSW mine destroy koala breeding grounds?, No Prime Minister; gas doesn't 'work for all Australians' and your scare tactics ignore modern energy problems, Ancient Volcanoes Once Boosted Ocean Carbon But Humans Are Now Far Outpacing Them, Climate Change Threatens Komodo Dragons, The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so intense it just ran out of storm names, Watch Out On The Pittwater Estuary Water Zones & Beaches: Seals Are About, Bennett's Beach Church Point, ORRCA Spring Migration Survey, Council's Crown Reserve Land Categorisation: Seeking Your Input, The Forest Flora Of New South Wales: 1917, Tick Population Booming In Our Area, Nominations Open For Australian Biosecurity Awards, $10 Million In Grants For Smart Recycling Solutions: must have at least two Australian industry partners including one small or medium sized business, Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan Review, Time of Ngoonungi, Katandra Season 2020, Bushcare In Pittwater, Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve Draft Plan Of Management: Public Consultation, Tollingo Nature Reserve And Woggoon Nature Reserve Draft Plan Of Management: Public Consultation, Limeburners Creek National Park, Goolawah National Park And Goolawah Regional Park: Public Consultation, Echidna season, Shorebirds booklet, Community Gardens and Environment Groups, Pittwater Reserves++
Aquatics New High Tech Surf Life Saving Operations Centre Opens At Belrose + Historic Changes To Surf Life Saving NSW Constitution
Reflections by George Repin:
Pictures Elvina Bay Walking Track: Spring 2020 - photos by Joe Mills Continuing the Spring 2020 celebrations of local places you can go explore is this Issue's pictorial by regular contributor and past Artist of the Month, Joe Mills, who took these brilliant images on Tuesday, September 15th this week.
Children Young Archies 2020, Beautiful Middle Harbour (in the 1920's), Henry Holton Takes The Ice, Nocturnal Pittwater - The 4am-ers, Shaun The Sheep: ChampionSheeps, Strawberry Shortcake: Hot Sauce Cook Off, The Wiggles: Pigtail Polka, Diving With Dolphins: Joy, Seaside Stunners: Kelp Gulls, Curious Kids: What are cells made of?, How Was It Made?; Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out, RPAYC Youth Out There Program, Spring School Holiday Art at the Sydney Art Space (at Mona Vale), Book Of The Month: Charles Dickens' Children Stories, Archive Of Millions Of Historical Children’s Books All Digitised, Local Sports Clubs for you!
Youth A Message To The Class Of 2020 From The Premier, Diving With Dolphins - Joy, How Was It Made?; Nocturnal Pittwater - The 4am-ers, Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out, The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our health, Behind the new Samsung Fold: how the quest to maximise screen size is driving major innovation, New coins celebrate Indigenous astronomy, RPAYC Youth Out There Program, Over 50 Artists Join Great Southern Nights Music Event, Students To Help Shape Future Of Education, Sydney Art Space (at Mona Vale) Spring School Holidays classes, Opportunity: Students Encouraged To Apply For Award In Fisheries Conservation Research, Year 11 and HSC update by NESA, ‘Help Harvest NSW' Launched To Help Secure Ag Workers To Bumper Harvest, Book Of The Month September 2020: Conrad Martens; The Man and His Art, Stay Healthy During The HSC, The World At Your Finger Tips: Online, NLA Ebooks - Free To Download, Local Groups, Support, Sports clubs, and Services for you
Seniors Gentleman Scammed - Mona Vale, Singing Together While Apart - The Water Is Wide, Dementia Action Week 2020, Highway Through The Ranges (1961), Financial Sector Encouraged To Invest In Better Banking For People With Dementia, Changes To The Coronavirus Supplement, Aged Care Royal Commission To Release COVID-19 Report, Older People With Early Asymptomatic Alzheimer's At Risk Of Falls, Call For Submissions On Capital Financing Arrangements For Residential Aged Care, AVPALS Online Seminars: Great offerings for Spring, ‘Help Harvest NSW' Launched To Help Secure Ag Workers To Bumper Harvest, Art Of Ageing 2020 Exhibition Coming To Warringah Library In Spring, Australia's Hearing Services, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), NSW Seniors Website: Crosswords, Puzzles & Games, Apply For The $200 Seniors Energy Rebate, 2020 Senior Card Directory, Palm Beach Probus, Local services, sports and social groups for you
DIY Ideas A Job For Life: Certificate III In Electrotechnology - From Apprentice To A Business Owner; Jay Turns Up The Voltage On His Career + Spring Garden Specials - seedlings time!
Events Arts courses and exhibitions, September Songs At Bookocinno, School Holioday sailing at RPAYC, Upcoming Book Events feature Australia's best writers, Nippers at Newport, Sailing, Food, Music and more are BACK!
Food Saturday Afternoon Food Choices At Church Point
Brilliant sunshine on Saturdays draws people to open spaces with waterviews like that found at Church Point and Thomas Stephens Reserve*, or just enjoying the water and passing boats from Bennett’s Beach.
When you go to Church Point wharf and environs for lunch you have three great options to choose from – The Church Point Waterfront Store and Café, the brilliant little food truck offered by the crew from Pasadena Pantry and Fresh, and the Pasadena itself.
With a wedding on at The Pasadena, and great offerings from the Pasadena Pantry and Fresh food truck and the Waterfront Café, and a furry companion present, the takeaway burgers and views option was our choice.