Mona Vale Road Upgrade - Changed Traffic Conditions Reminder - from Office of Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
Mona Vale Hospital Construction Works Continuing: March 2019 Update + More Than 370 Mona Vale Hospital Staff Providing Exceptional Service - from Office of Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
NSW Government Working To Deliver More Green Space For Newport - from Office of Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
News From The Nesting Box - March 2019 by Lesley Stevens & Jude James, Western Shores Pygmy Possum Project - A Rocky Point Bush Care Initiative
Pictures: 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Opens - Newport Wins!! + Gold medals for PBSLSC in Boats ++
Park Bench Philosopher They Will Definitely Be Missed: Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis Inquiry
Pittwater Butterfly Notes: For Those Seeing Wings Flitting + Inspirations To Find Your Own Species - Some Do! - for youngsters
Archie's Pittwater Clean Up Fundraiser - To Install 20 Seabins On Our Estuary: Inspirational 13 year old, every $1 counts, every marina could have one (or two!)
Valerie Taylor Brings The Deep Sea To MAG&M: the words and paintings of her children’s book Melody the Mermaid: Adventures in the Kingdoms of the Sea will line the gallery walls and take the viewer on a literary and visual journey through the story. 22 March – 28 April 2019 - includes Opening, Artist in Conversation and Family Book reading events
Last month the National Library of Australia released a brand new work by Fairlight Science writer extraordinaire Peter Macinnis - although 'inspire-er' may be more accurate. The book is 'Australian Backyard Earth Scientist' - the third in a series he has penned for the NLA, including one that won an Eve Pownall award in the 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards for sister publication, Australian Backyard Explorer and a Whitley Award in 2012 for Australian Backyard Naturalist.
This highly illustrated latest 'Australian Backyard' book provides fascinating information that helps explain different aspects of earth science and provides answers to questions like: how old the earth is, what fossils tell us, how mountains were created, what causes earthquakes, what the difference between weather and climate is, why glaciers are melting and many more. The book also includes fun activities that children can try at home for example making fossils and using tree rings to find out about past weather.
The previous books in the series Australian Backyard Astronomy (by Ragbir Bhathal), Australian Backyard Naturalist and Australian Backyard Explorer have all been a popular addition to both school and home libraries for budding explorers and adventurers interested in their natural environment.
Peter is prolific, having penned over 50 books, and he's funny, really funny - an example from his pen;
Peter Macinnis turned to writing after his promising career as a chiaroscuro player was tragically cut short by a caravaggio crash during the Trompe L'Oeil endurance race. He recently did remarkably well in the early rounds of the celebrity underwater cooking program, Moister Chef, but he was disqualified for using dried fruits and desiccated coconut. He has a pet leech named Gladys, which has lived in a container on his desk for the last six months, as part of another book, and he is an expert echidna handler and ant lion wrangler. He wrote both the score and the libretto for the acclaimed opera Manon Troppo.
Sorry, that’s not quite right. I write and sometimes broadcast about science, for young and old. ... I write mainly about science, or consumer history for both adults and children, depending on how the fit takes me on a given morning.
Peter is a frequent visitor to our end of the peninsula - in fact he's been romping through the regions offshore for over 50 years now. This week a small insight into one of our local treasures who is disclosing a lot of other hidden treasures right here and right now - do yourself and your youngsters a favour - get these books!
Books: March 2019 - Australian Backyard Earth Scientist by Peter Macinnis (our Interview with Peter runs in March 2019) Farmer by Jody Vassallo (all sales going towards CWA - available 23/3/2019), FLORA OF THE HUNTER REGION; Endemic Trees And Larger Shrubs by Stephen Bell, Christine Rockley, and Anne Llewellyn, FINDING RESILIENCE; Change And Uncertainty In Nature And Society by Brian Walker
Old Books: read in full here: online! Autumn 2019: The Dead Heart of Australia: A Journey Around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-1902 by John Walter Gregory Publication date 1906, Australia As It Is: Its Settlements, Farms, And Gold Fields by Francis Lancelott Publication date 1852, An Australian Ramble, Or, A Summer In Australia (1890) written by James Ewing Ritchie
DIY Ideas Fruits Of Your Garden: Growing Figs - one of the easiest fruit trees to grow (great for getting youngsters involved) and easy to maintain, these produce one of the best and sweetest fruits. They can even be grown in pots. Now is the time to prepare for a little cutting, fertilising and propagation!
Collector's Corner: Photographers Of Early Pittwater: Charles Bayliss - a Landscape photographer who won awards, his images of Pittwater date from circa 1880 and show us a place almost unrecognisable and structures long gone. A testament to the esteem his images still have is shown in that his photographs now fetch thousands of dollars in Art Auctions.
Community News: Narrabeen Lagoon Flooding: Parkway Closed, Mona Vale Road Upgrade - Changed Traffic Conditions, Please Keep Eye Out For This Leatherback Turtle, RPAYC's Soldier On Family Day, Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Officials Training, Community, Arts & Culture Grants Will Foster A More Inclusive Northern Beaches, Congratulations Upu!, Big Crowd Attend Free DeFib Training, Warriewood Valley Community Centre, Katie Pellew Running For CanToo In Hawkes Bay Marathon 2019, Watch Out; SWAT’s About In Mona Vale, $40 Million To Support People Living With Dementia, Guns Out For Tombsy Gala Benefit Dinner, Pittwater Baseball Club Inc 2019 AGM, Avalon Surf Swim 2019, Made for you; Artists And Craftsmen Of Pittwater Exhibition, Mums For Mums 50/50 Raffle, Newport Flood Study - Draft: have your say, Ingleside Elanora And Warriewood Draft Overland Flow Flood Study; have your say, Ingleside Chase Reserve Biobanking Agreement, Public Art Work for Scotland Island, Church Point Ferry Service To Trail New Services, Fox Baiting - Notice To Pet Owners, Mona Vale Hospital Kiosk Looking For Volunteers, 7th Annual Maybanke Fund Lecture: April 16, NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019 Now Open, Pets of the Week: Cisco and Brulee, Call Out For Artists And Writers - Art & Words Project, History Fairlight -Balgowlah Request For Info., Liz Muir – Artist: Open Studio During March 2019, Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019, 2019 NSW State Election: voting for the first time or need help? - AEC info, The PON (Pittwater Offshore Newsletter), Local Organisations, Residents Associations, Clubs, Sports and Groups
Environment: Newport Community Garden Gets A Head Start On Autumn Planting, NSW Government Working To Deliver More Green Space For Newport, World Pledges To Protect Polluted and Degraded Planet As It Adopts Blueprint For More Sustainable Future, 3-5°C Temperature Rise Is Now ‘Locked-In’ For The Arctic, Most Recreational Fishers In Australia Support Marine Sanctuaries: Study, Unprecedented Number Of Warm-Water Species Moved Northward During Marine Heatwave, Archie's Pittwater Clean Up, Pittwater YHA Bush Regeneration weekend: May 3 - 5, Avalon Boomerang Bags 2019 Start Date, Long Reef Guided Reef Walks 2019, Bushcare in Pittwater; Community Gardens, Events and Research Groups Information
Aquatics: Pro Surfing to Descends on Manly - 2019 Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior on opening weekend of Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. by Surfing NSW
Reflections by George Repin
COSTUMES FROM THE BALLETS RUSSES
Lynda Hill (Astrologer): GETTING ORGANISED AND DOWN TO BUSINESS: FEBRUARY’S AQUARIAN NEW MOON
Pictures: 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Opens - Newport Wins!! + Gold medals for PBSLSC in Boats ++
Children: Newport girls rugby: all welcome!, Please Keep Eye Out For This Leatherback Turtle, Pittwater Butterfly Notes: For Those Seeing Wings Flitting - for youngsters, News From The Nesting Box - March 2019, World's Greatest Shave 2019: Mo, Fro and Lanky Locks GO: Really Bad Poetry included, 2019 Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior on opening weekend of Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.,The Empty Pot Read By Rami Malek, Peppa Pig's Miss Rabbit Special, Tractor Tom: Where's Wheezy?, ArtDecko Is Back, Lego at the Library + Stories, Local Sports and Fun Clubs for you!
Youth: Newport Girls Rugby: All welcome!, Please Keep Eye Out For This Leatherback Turtle, School Strike 4 Climate Action, Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Frankie Valli And The 4 Seasons - 1967, 2019 Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior on opening weekend of Vissla Sydney Surf Pro., 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships: Opens - Newport Wins!, My Girl: The Temptations - 1965, Photography and Film-making workshops at Av., Northern Composure 2019 Heats, NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019 Now Open: Young People’s History Prize ($15,000), Pittwater YHA's Green Heart weekend; all aboard!, Archie's Pittwater Clean Up through Seabin; fundraiser, ARTDECKO Is Back And Bigger Than Ever For 2019, DZ Deathrays Tour With The Lot, Shore Shocked 2019, Youth Week 2019 Design Competition Now Open, Call Out For Artists And Writers - Art & Words Project, Express Yourself 2019 At Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 2019 NSW State Election; first time voting? +
Seniors: Please Keep Eye Out For This Leatherback Turtle, Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Officials Training, Proposed New Residential Care Funding Model, Palm Beach Probus, U3A Talk at Newport, Peter Macinnis is Profile this week, World's Greatest Shave 2019: Mo, Fro And Lanky Locks GO! Over 20k Raised! - all told in Really Bad Poetry, Liz Muir – Artist: Open Studio During March 2019, Peninsula Bridge Club Beginners Course And More, Sue Liu author event at Avalon Community Library, Easylink’s Mystery Drives Are Back For 2019, AvPals: Term 1 2019, 2019 NSW State Election: Seniors help, Local services and groups for you
Food: End Of Summer Fruit: Figs - they've been around since at least 9400–9200 BC and as this year's crop begins to appear in Summer gardens and stores, a few insights and recipes for those who don't eat them all straight from the tree
Events: Shows, Exhibitions, Music, Markets, Art Classes and Shows, Talks, Walks, Annual Events, Yoga, Barefoot Bowling, Pittwater Camera Club, Paddles, Enviro Events + heaps more!
Artist of the Month: March 2019: Amanda Fuller
A Solo Show by AMANDA FULLER
A Long and Meandering Journey
Opening Night – Friday 8th March – 5pm to 8pm
March 8– 24 2019
At Be Brave Artspace, 5-7 Careel Head road, North Avalon
Since completing my studies at NAS I have explored the Australian landscape as a recurring theme in my painting and am influenced by the connection I feel to my surrounding environment and recent travels. Absorbing the peace and stillness of nature is a reminder that you are such a small part of the big picture on a somewhat uncharted journey, both exciting but equally unnerving. With wandering thoughts to match my steps I find parallels between my journey as an artist and reflect on the connection I feel to the landscape and the various challenges faced along the way.