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Past Features   Archives (pre 2014)

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Community News Pages list articles run each week as well as local news - Inbox and Environment News Pages archives local and broader Australian news under those sections below

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January 2017  February 2017  March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017  August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 

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Community News: Weekly Feature Articles (outside of regular pages: from May 2016)

Front Page Issue 264:  Standing for Seat of Mackellar - Palm Beach SLSC Pursue Natural Elevations - Newport Breakers at Home - New Car Parks in Pittwater - Mobile Wildife Clinic Fundraiser - Kestrel Feasting

New Car Parks at Warriewood+Mona Vale to Support B-Line Bus Service to Commence Construction in 2016 - details and diagrams - community information session on Mona Vale  on Tuesday 31 May 2016 from 6pm to 8pm

Palm Beach SLSC Out of Season Outward Bound Australia Pursuit of Mount Tennant ElevationsDuring Outward Bound Australia’s 60th Anniversary Year of Inspiring Australians

Local Surfers Qualified to Compete in Ocean and Earth Junior Surfest this July: 4 events including Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles (15th - 19th) and Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State School Surfing Titles (20th - 21st) - from Surfing NSW

Pictures: Newport Breakers Rugby - at Home Games Action, May 21st, 2016 + Ladies Day Saturday June 4th details

SLSA' s Australian Life Saving Team for World Championships 2016 Announced - Newport SLSC has five members chosen for Youth and Open teams: Information about Worlds 2016 (Youth, Opens, Masters, Pool and Beach, Boats, IRB's) the areas of competition, plus what to see while there

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016: at Avalon Beach SLSC - Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th 2016

Julie Hegarty Standing as Independent Candidate for Mackellar in 2016 Federal Election 

Mobile Wildlife Clinic Fundraiser for Sydney's Northern Beaches: Please Help Save Our Resident Sick and Injured Animals

Park Bench Philosopher: Ships Biscuits - the At Sea Necessity that Floated William Arnott’s Success + Pittwater connections: in the 1890-1900 Australian Depression with Milk Arrowroots and Sailing - of Course!

Front Page Issue 265: RPAYC Sailors at Medemblik - Pittwater Student - Pittwater Student - Avalon Beach SLSC at IRB Premierships - Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Art Exhibition Raffle for Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary - Pittwater Pathways West Head Army Track Opening film, Pittwater Winter 2016: Barrenjoey Isthmus in 1955 and 2016

Daniel Fitzgibbon - Liesl Tesch Secure Bronze At 2016 Para World Sailing Championships In Challenging Week by Richard Aspland

Guringai Festival 2016 – Pittwater Events: May 29 to July 11

Kiama Downs Takes Control Of IRB Premiership by SLS NSW

Pictures: Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony - Key Address:  His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales, Veteran’s Address: Mr David Williams, President NSW Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Veterans & Services Association.

Project Maratus: Pittwater Connections - these beautiful Australian Peacock spiders are 2-5mm. So far the Project Maratus Group as found at least 4 new species. They've mapped Sydney but are asking all of us to keep an eye out for more and report their location - Australia wide

Front Page Issue 266: World Champions -Vital Fauna Bridge - Pittwater Artists - Mermaids Of Palm Beach -Newport Ladies Day -Taking Action For A Living Ocean and Living Earth Locally this World Environment and World Earth Day

Rod And Kerry Waterhouse Win Masters Hobie® 16 World Championships - Curtis/Outteridge Lead Women's - Pittwater Sailors Lead Grand Masters After Day One by Bob Findlay

World Environment Day And World Ocean Day 2016: Taking Action For ALiving Ocean And Living Earth Locally

‘Wanda' The Wildlife Mobile Clinic by Lynleigh Greig

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016 Opened With A Giggle Courtesy Of Jim Pike: closes 3pm Sunday June 5th

Bill To Facilitate Mona Vale Road Upgrades Passes: Vital Fauna Bridge Discussed - Stage 3, Mona vale Road Upgrade- West, one step closer

Mermaids of Palm Beach Currawong Day 2016: Fundraiser for Variety- The Children's Charity Brings Beautiful Early Winter Sun - Dinner Aug. 1st.

Aquatics: Coastal Management Bill 2016 Passes

Pictures: Social Pittwater: June 2016 - Mermaids Of Palm Beach Currawong Day 2016 + Newport Rugby (Breakers) Ladies Day 2016 + Pittwater Artist Trail Winter Exhibition 2016 Opening Night - Artists And Guests

June 2016 Storm: One Community - One Objective - the Community's Record in Pictures 

Rod and Kerry Waterhouse win 2nd 2016 Hobie Worlds title: Grand Masters, Curtis and Duchatel take second overall, Curtis and Outteridge take second in Women's Overall - Five Pittwater Crew win Places in Opens Finals

NSW Government Funding To Commence $90M Upgrade Of Mona Vale Road East

Pygmy Possum Project: Nesting Box Update by Lesley Stevens

Aquatics: Successful Summer For Sydney Lifeguards: Pittwater Statistics by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Narrabeen Lagoon And Collaroy Beachfront: Storms And Flood Tides Of The Past

St Johns Camden: 176th And 167th Anniversaries In June 2016Places To Visit these School Holidays

Local Heroes Save Rock Fisherman at Bangalley - 'if he hadn't been wearing a lifejacket, he'd be gone'

Animalia Of Australia: Protecting Wildlife From Pets by Kayleigh Greig, Age 13

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2015/2016 - full list

Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Replaces Coffs Race In 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff- RPAYC

Go Outside and Play: FREE Pittwater Bushwalks for School Holiday Fun 

Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions- November 18, 1956 and November 2nd, 1969 - what do these dates mean to you? - feedback sought

2016 Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles (15th - 19th): Reports and photos of local surfers from Surfing NSW Update:Samson Coulter, Alysse Cooper and Bodhi Leigh-Jones WIN!

Palm Beach Mermaids - Car 2108 - Set To Sparkle At 2016 Variety Fundraising Dinner: Monday August 1st, 2016

Residents Appalled At Extent Of Tree Lopping Of Pittwater Park's Norfolk Pines + New Pathways for 40km Zone Completed this week

Matthew Hastie Named Pittwater’s Top Lifeguard - ALS NSW applications currently open - from SLS NSW

Clareville Beach Reserve on Pittwater: Mid-Winter Sun Trap + Newport SLSC IRB Mid-Winter training

2016 Ocean & Earth NSW Junior State Surfing Titles (15th - 19th) for reports and photos of local surfers from Surfing NSW on that event and this Issue's Aquatics Feature for the 2016 Ocean & Earth NSW State School Titles reports, pictures and results HERE

Also: 2016 NSW Grommet State Titles (22nd-24th at Maroubra) - reports + photos by Glenn Duffus and Ethan Smith /Surfing NSW



Pittwater Pathways by Adriaan van der Wallen, Christine Hopton, Marita Macrae and John Illingsworth
Governor's Cup 2016: RPAYC Team Awarded Sportsmanship Trophy

Pittwater Yachts And Sailors In The Land Rover Sydney To Gold Coast Race 2016: overview + reports by Di Pearson

Bandicoots: Friends Or Foes? by Lynleigh Greig, Sydney Wildlife

Shopping And Shops In Manly: Sales Times From 1856 To 1950 For A Fishing Village

Front Page Issue 275 Let the Games Begin!, Surf, Duke, Surf, Blue

Australian Surf Festival 2016 (to 15 August): Australian shortboard champions, Australian Surfmasters Titles + Australian Longboard Titles- Local placewinners and great photos by Ethan Smith/Surfng NSW

Pittwater Artists Trail Spring Open Studios Weekend 2016: 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September featuring a 'crab-off' this Spring with a dinner for 2 to be won!

Avalon Beach SLSC AGM 2016 by Roger Sayers

Vale the Valley of Hope: on the imminent destruction of the Upper Bylong Valley and Tarwyn Park by Dick Clarke


Mermaids of Palm Beach 2016 Dinner for Variety, The Children's Charity and B to B Bash

Front Page Issue 276 Holding in First, Historic Winners, Awardee Grinners, A Tribute, An Invitation and A Plan to Keep it Clean.

Bernard Farrelly - A Community Tribute

Bernard Farrelly (Midget) Pictures Tribute: 24 Words/25 Photos

Jason Waterhouse - Lisa Darmanin Hold On To Position 1 In Rio 2016 Olympics: Heats 1-9

Women's Rugby Sevens Gold Medal Historic Step Forward Started At Narrabeen

Aquatics: Surf Life Saving NSW 2015-2016 Awards of Excellence

Reflections by George Repin: A MISCELLANY OF FLOWER IMAGES -a wonderful array of blooms from around the world - pure inspiration for Spring!

LONGBOARD AND LOGGER CHAMPIONS CROWNED: AUSTRALIAN SURF FESTIVAL 2016 - by Surfing NSW - photos by Ethan Smith

Park Bench Philosopher: Put on your sailing shoes: the 2016-2017 sailing and boating season on Pittwater

Front Page Issue 277 

Residents Associations Oppose Proposed RYMC Marina Extension Into Pittwater

Aquatics: Our Olympic Medallist Sailors

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Earn State Recognition by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Vietnam Veterans (Northern) Day 2016

2016 Pittwater Community Service Award 

Palm Beach Skier In 2016 Suburu Australian National Freestyle Mogul Championships (August 29-31: Toppas Dream) by Edwina Fawcett

Pictures: Peninsula Athletics Carnival 2016 At Narrabeen by Joanne Seve

Front Page Issue 278 

SUGAR GLIDERS IN THEIR SIGHTS by Lesley Stevens - local Year 5 and Year 7 Student Citizen Scientists  

10 Cent Container Deposit Scheme Bill + Regulatory Framework Discussion Paper: Have Your Say

Aquatics: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes Of Old

Bird Songs For Spring 2016 For Children by Joanne Seve

Avalon Bulldogs Win Semi Final at Hitchcock Park - Sunday August 28 

Front Page Issue 279 

Extra School Zone Flashing Lights (for Terrey Hills, Narrabeen, Pittwater high and two Avalon schools) - from Office of Rob Stokes

Aquatics: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Opens 150th Sailing Season - The Sesquicentennial Year

Queenscliff Win Event One Of Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series by Surfing NSW - photos by Ethan Smith

Spring-Time = Snake-Time by Lynleigh Greig

Park Bench Philosopher: Narrabeen Spring Celebrations 2016: A Few Glimpses Into Narrabeen's Past Beauties

Pictures: Mermaids Of Palm Beach Variety The Children's Bash 2016: Tales From The Road - pictures by Viktorija McDonell, Stuart Telfer and Elyse Cole

Front page Issue 2802 x Premiership Winners 2016, 5 x World Champion Surf Boat Crews, 3 x Paralympic Sailing Teams, 1 x Big Aussie BBQ and Family Fun Day, The 2016 Australian Women's Match Racing Champions, 3 x Australian Native Peas

Pittwater's World Champion Surf Boat Crews

Profile Sarah Tait  

Avalon Bulldogs 2016 Premiership Teams Celebration

2016 Manly Arts Festival - Art, Music, Performance And Chocolate!

Frantically Finding A New Boat For The Pittwater To Southport Race by Lisa Ratcliff 

Reflections by George Repin: BATH

Opening Of Mona Vale Skate Park by Kylie Ferguson

Aquatics: Australian Paralympic Sailing Team: Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - overview, articles from World Sailing on whom they're up against and Opening Ceremony Vid.

Pictures: A Very Special Celebratory EXTRA Profile this week, with heaps of Pictures - The Avalon Bulldogs - Premiers 2016 in A Grade and Under 17's

The 2016 Australian Women's Match Racing Championships: RPAYC Crews Win - Report by 1st placed skipper Clare Costanzo

Front Page Issue 281: Gold + Patrol + Tribute + Bridge + ...

Daniel Fitzgibbon And Liesl Tesch Win Second Gold Medal At Rio 2016 Paralympics: all the reports on all classes in the Australian Sailing Paralympic Team by Richard Aspland - World Sailing

Jason Falinski MP, Federal Member For Mackellar: INAUGURAL SPEECH

Jim Somerville Bridge And Graham Jones Track Opened At Narrabeen Lagoon

Palm Beach Sailing Club 2016-2017 Season Opening Sails by Trevor Gourlay, Dick Clarke and Peter McDougall

NSW Pro Surf Series To Up The Ante In 2017 by Surfing NSW

RPAYC Club Coach Raises Over $11,500 For Club’s Integrated DisAbled Sailing Program by Stephen Collopy

2016 Manly Arts Festival - Art, Music, Performance And Chocolate!‏

Aquatics: Australian Life Saving Team At World Life Saving Championships 2016 - by SLSA and Newport SLSC President

Pictures: Bernard Midget Farrelly Paddle Out Tribute

Park Bench Philosopher: Surf Life Saving Voluntary Patrol Season 2016-2017 And Surf Club Open Day: Patrol Hours for Surf Life Savuing Sydney Northern Beaches Branch + Whale Beach SLSC Bronze Medallion During School Holidays Opportunity + Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2016

Profile: Elanora Players - 50 Years of Staging Quality Theatre - by Bill Akhurst, current Vice President, Elanora Players 

Front Page Issue 282: Youngsters Galore!

Josh Kerr Wins Three Medals At National Swimming Championships: 10 year old Avalon student excels in Darwin!

MC38 Fleet Spring Into 2016/17 Season by Lisa Ratcliff

Aquatics: Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season: Raising of the Flags Ceremony 2016 by SLSNSW

Pictures: 2016 3 Way Inter-Club Fishing Competition

Reflections by George Repin: ST. DAVID’S in WALES

Park Bench Philosopher: Saving Grevillea Calyi: 2016 Update + Bushcare Opportunities for all areas

DIY Ideas: Spring Gardening - Feeding Your Soil And Plants; What Works For Each Plant and Australian Standards on how to read those Potting Mix labels

Collector's Corner: Joseph Lyddy – Dubbin And O.B.B. Polish: School holidays mean you don’t have to polish your school shoes for a few weeks. Spring means you may need to polish your hiking boots, though.  A small look into a story that began in Adelaide in 1864

Profile: Kurt and Robin Ottowa - Robin Ottowa, Captain of the RMYC Multihulls Division, and his father Kurt will be ‘friendly rivals’ in this year’s Lock Crowther Regatta. Running over the October long weekend, September 30 to October 2nd, this is one of the fastest most exciting and friendliest regattas the Pittwater Estuary hosts each year through the Multihull Division

History: Pittwater Heroes and Heroines I: Dr. Isobel Ida Bennett AO was one of Australia's best-known marine biologists. She assisted Prof. William John Dakin with research for his final book,Australian Seashores, regarded by many as "the definitive guide on the inter-tidal zone, and a recommended source of information to divers".

Front Page Issue 283: Pittwater!

Seal Rests On North Avalon Rockshelf After Shark Attack - please contact ORRCA on 02 9415 3333 if seen again

Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta 2016: hosted by RMYC Multihull Division

Upgraded Sports Centre Officially Opened - at Warriewood

Grey Headed Flying Foxes by Kayleigh Greig

Aquatics: BL's Blast Off 2016 - reports, pictures, links to albums

Pictures: A Pittwater Mix:October 2016 - lots of colour from this week

Baby Kookaburras In our Backyard - Aussie Bird Count 2016

Profile: Dave Whiteman Dave Whiteman is our October Artist of the Month and shares a few tales of Newport during the 1950's as first Profile of the Week for the second month of Spring 2016.

Pittwater From On High #2 by Dave Whiteman

Environment News Issue 283Partial Closure Of Fairfax Lookouts Due To Cliff Cracks At North Head, Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Expansion, Ingleside Chase Reserve Biobank Application

Front Page Issue 284: Pittwater!

Sydney Water Prospects Make A Splash: 2016 Junior Development Academy Sydney Northern Beaches Representatives by SLS NSW

MC38s Light-Up On Heavy Air Pittwater Day: Act 1 of 2016/17 Summer Series Championship by Lisa Ratcliff

Reflections by George Repin: ZION NATIONAL PARK

Aquatics: Lock Crowther Regatta 2016: Results and Interviews

Pictures: Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Park Bench Philosopher: Taronga Zoo 100th Birthday Parade: 1000 Reasons To Celebrate- how this all began, from 1911 on...

Profile: Avalon Computer Pals (AvPals) Newport Classes for Term 4 commence October 18 with Introductory ipad classes - a small insight this week into one on one tutors and all the great range of ever evolving technology being shared by Seniors and for Seniors - keep on Interneting!

Front Page Issue 285: Pittwater!

Mona Vale Place Plan: Have You Say By November 13, 2016 - community dismayed at draft slating six storey buildings for Mona Vale

State Of The Beaches 2015-16 Report: Northern Beaches, Estuarine and Lagoon by Beachwatch, NSW Dept. of Environment & Heritage

Wahu Surfer Groms Comp. Presented by Woolworths Lands on Sydney's Northern Beaches by Surfing NSW

Scotland Island RFB Members Awarded Long Service Medals: 180 Years Of Doing

Land Army Women's Reunion Group Spring Luncheon 2016 by Doreen Cherry OAM

Auric’s Quest For Pittwater To Southport Honours by Lisa Ratcliff

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Sesquicentenary Welcoming Sculpture By John Woulfe Unveiled - by Stephen Collopy

Aquatics: Couta Week Returns To Pittwater by Lisa Ratcliff

Pictures: Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser at Bayview

DIY Ideas:  DIY Sandstone Flagging Parking Area - Platform - if you have a muddy parking area and the green grass on either side has gone - this will be something to keep the natural look in your garden and stop the mud

Food: Something Sweet At Pronto's Creative Food - Palm Beach: the best cakes, all that take hours to make, can be bought by the slice or whole at Prontos - with a great Spring Fare savoury menu now available - it's time to revisit this Palm Beach icon.

Park Bench Philosopher: Remembrance Day 2016: War Memorials - Manly, October 14, 1916

Profile: Narrabeen RSL Fishing Club This week we share a small insight into the third fishing club located within the Pittwater area, who, alike their Newport Arms and Avalon Beach RSL Fishing clubs counterparts, are the nicest most laid-back group of family focussed people you will meet. 

History: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II: Avalon Beach Golf Course - 9 sloping greens of bliss still being maintained at its rims by voluntary Bushcarers - the beginnings of a Parks and Playgrounds movement

Front Page Issue 286: Pittwater + Seaforth + The Harbour

Prime Minister’s 2016 Prize For Excellence In Science Teaching In Primary Schools: Gary Tilley: Seaforth Public School

Avalon Beach RSL Club’s Pikachu Triumph

Pictures: Spring Unto Summer 2016: what's flowering and becoming seeds and fruits in our bush reserves at present

Reflections by George Repin: NICHOLAS HIMONA – Artist

Aquatics: Next Phase For The Farr 40s (Pittwater One Design Trophy: 17-18 December 2016) by Lisa Ratcliff

Park Bench Philosopher: Remembrance Day 2016: War Memorials - Mona Vale, November 14, 1926


Mona Vale Place Plan: Have You Say By November 13, 2016 - community dismayed at draft slating six storey buildings for Mona Vale

Profile: Pittwater Pinks Dragon Boat Club October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As one Australian doctor recently stated, among many advocates: 'Regular exercise has been demonstrated to not only hasten recovery from breast cancer treatment, but it may also reduce the risk of recurrence. Dragon boating has positive benefits on muscle strength, body composition, self-esteem, and the participants’ quality of life. Participating women also have the opportunity to form lifelong connections with other breast cancer survivors, and promote awareness of breast cancer through the community.' Across the world there are 183 International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Member Teams as of October 2016. In Australia there are 34 teams. We have a resident chapter of this wonderful enterprise - the Pittwater Pinks Dragon Boat Club who this week help us all celebrate the 20th year of ‘Abreast In A Boat’, the team, and idea, that started it all.

Front Page Issue 287: Pittwater + Belrose, SCG and Busan

Katie Spithill And RPAYC Women's Crew Win Busan Cup: 2016 International Match Racing

Australia's Prime Minister Visits Mackellar - Informal Afternoon Tea

Australian Sailing Awards 2016 Winners Announced: October 29, 2016

Walk It Off Provides Positive Messages - Avalon JRFLC and Community Join in Supporting a Great Fundraiser

THiNK!TANKs For Small Business Owners - Pittwater Business’s new THiNK!TANKS are swimming with fresh ideas for your small business. Trial one in November and set yourself up with peer support for 2017

Glossy Black-Cockatoo Returns To Pittwater by Paul Wheeler

Moon Rock Declared An Aboriginal Place - Photos of by Neil Evers + Garden Island dedicating a park to King Bungaree on November 26 + Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Forum on November 28 on expansion of Narrabeen Lagoon catchment parklands and Narrabeen State Park

Aquatics: Artists, Scientists And Children Celebrate Restoration Of Underwater Forests by UNSW - follow up on Palm Beach Seaweed Contributes to Reef Restoration - Bald Reef Gets New Growth With Seaweed Transplant by UNSW  Ran in Issue 146 - January 2014

Pictures: Out and About: social, on the beach, in the water, at the Orientation Exhibition, beside the Barrenjoey road

Collector's Corner: Vintage Wooden Tennis Racquets: A Collectors Item As Popular As Summer  Tennis Memorabilia has become more and more popular with Wooden Tennis Racquets, especially those associated with champions, attracting lots of attention for historical value as much as the memories associated with them - The first lawn tennis playing began in 1878 and the first club in Australia began in Sydney in 1880

Food: Healthful Cordials And Cleansing Tonics - Did you know that many original cordials were simply versions of tonics and ways to preserve fruits, and what they helped restore in health, for use year round. Lime cordial, for instance, was based on sailors avoiding scurvy when at sea on long voyages.  Try out some of our palate cleansing and refreshing Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Lime/Lemon or Ginger Beer ideas this Spring or Summer - your body will love you for it!

Artist of the Month: November 2016 Mignon Parker Next weekend, Sunday November 5th, Mignon will be among six Artists who will taking part in an Art Exhibition and Sale as part of the 2016 Mona Vale Market Day. The Artists will be showing their works in Mona Vale Memorial Hall from 8.00 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Mignon's work is not limited to one style, rather a unique and diverse ride through many different styles and techniques. Her love of flowers and the figure are reflected in the work she presents.  Mignon works in a diverse range of media such as watercolour, acrylic, oil, rust oxidisation, patinas and encaustic.  Inspired by nature her passion is colour and texture and her work continues to evolve and engage the viewer with new images. An online Exhibition showing some of the range of her works runs here all month - as well as information on the latest Parker/Galloway-Brown tutoring partnership - Sketchbook 101

Front Page Issue 288: Bilgola, Premier's Reading Challenge Champions, Whale Beach Legends, very pretty flowers

Pictures: Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2016 Bilgola Surf Boat Carnival

Aquatics: MC38 Summer Series Championship: Act 2 by Lisa Ratcliff

Mona Vale Place Plan Meeting Discloses Salient Points And Community's Objections - submission period extended

Pioneers In The Equality Gap: Women Of Whale Beach Celebrate 35 Years In Surf Life Saving by Ellie Keft

Reflections by George Repin: KRACÓW

Profile: Mignon Parker Renowned for her adaptability and prowess in numerous mediums;  watercolour, acrylic, oil, rust oxidisation, patinas and encaustic, Mignon Parker is famous for her wonderful paintings of bush flowers. An Elanora Heights resident for decades, her work is infused with a connection to the bush surrounding her home. Mignon also shares her experience, offering classes in what she has learned and even expanding and encouraging the imagination of those who attend in one latest offering, as just one example, Notebook 101. Our Artist of the Month for November!

History: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II: Annie Wyatt Reserve: Palm Beach - less than a hectare of preserved bush here tells a greater story of a movement that had to happen so soon after the broad clearing of the landscape by early settlers

Front Page Issue 289: 

Landmark Coastal Safety Study Presented To Government: Project Blueprint by Surf Life Saving NSW

Remembrance Day 2016 Commemorative Service At Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph - 2016 Commemorative Address by The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones, MP, MLC, Government Whip

Pictures: The Pacific Club's Blanc de Blanc Fundraiser for Palm Beach SLSC

Mac Attack by Lynleigh Greig

Aquatics: 2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships: hosted by RPAYC by Stephen Collopy

Park Bench Philosopher: Ode To Our Natural World by Kayleigh Greig 

Mona Vale Public School WWI Honour Roll Rededication by Sandra May, Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch 

Avalon Beach Confirmed As A Creative Hub + Student Art Show by Sue Boaden

DIY Ideas:  DIY Pre-Summer Checklist For A Safe Home - time to clean gutters, seal gaps in walls, renew hoses and prune overhanging branches and a few other Summer Safe jobs+ great Specials to make this easy and family-budget friendly

Profile: J L Lennard Pty Ltd. A company with a lot of local connections in David Boekemann, who we met at the recent Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic fundraiser, and again on the beach at the opening Surf Boat Carnival for the 2016-2017 Season at Bilgola, brings in our passion for food, great Australian food, and how to access this. Founded in 1879, J.L. Lennard is a family owned, Australian company which imports and distributes a range of products from world renowned manufacturers in Europe, America and Japan. J.L. Lennard operates throughout Australia as well as New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Front Page Issue 290: Palm Beach - Newport - Pittwater - Warriewood

Administrators Message: draft Mona Vale Place Plan - Community News Issue 290

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of SLS SNB 2016-2017 Surf Boat Premiership

Northern Beaches Interchange (NBI) End Of Year Celebration And 2015-2016 Annual Report

Citizen Science Grants Launched at Warriewood Wetlands by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, The Hon. Greg Hunt, and Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski - an element of Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Studios Weekend Summer 2016: December 3rd and 4th by Cindy Goode Milman

Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal Log Rally 2016 by Jacqueline Andronicus

Reflections by George Repin: LILIANFELS

Pictures: Palm Beach Sailing Club's 'Beware Of The Bullets' Regatta 2016: Day 1

Avalon Market Day 2016

Aquatics: 2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships At RPAYC by Stephen Collopy - Last  Day Racing today, Sunday 20th

THiNK!TANKs For Small Business Owners - Pittwater Business’s new THiNK!TANKS are swimming with fresh ideas for your small business. Trial one in November and set yourself up with peer support for 2017

Profile: Pumped For Life  Everyone knows that the team that plays together stays together and this, when family, is doubly so. Sharon Martin, a mum of two, has come up with a great idea for parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren for that matter, to exercise together. Called 'Pumped for Life', Sharon's exercise classes will ensure you have good fun together, promote co-ordination skills in youngsters, introduce a lifestyle where exercise is included and get to spend some time outdoors in the early morning - what a great way to start the day. This week we share a small insight into a great idea that includes all the family.

Front Page Issue 291: Bayview

Park Bench Philosopher Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald & Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably! - something historically poetical for the last Issue of Spring 2016 and first Issue of Summer 2016

Havaianas NSW Junior Team Gears Up For Aussie Titles In Phillip Island - Local Surfers representing NSW by Surfing NSW

Etchells NSW State Championship: 25-27 November by Lisa Ratcliff

What Do We Want? The Story Of Protest In Australia by Clive Hamilton - new NLA book the first to look at the history of protest in Australia

Young Lifesavers Learn To Lead by Surf Life Saving NSW

Avalon Market Day Dog Show 2016 - Four Legged Furry Fun!

Pictures: Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration hosted by Bayview-Church Point Residents Association 

The Wombat Warrior by Joan Reid

Australians Take On North American Series by Lisa Ratcliff

Mistletoebird At Bayview

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Studios Weekend Summer 2016: December 3rd and 4th by Cindy Goode Milman

Aquatics: PBSC Bullets Regatta 50th Anniversary - results and wrap by Michael Henman

DIY Ideas Summer Spruce Up: Interior Paint Tips and Three easy steps to rejuvenate your timber deck - get it done in time for Christmas visitors and Summer get togethers + great specials to keep if budget-friendly

Profile: Russell Lamb; Warriewood SLSC member, Surf Boat Sweep and founder of ecodownunder, Russell Lamb is a gentleman who has combined his love of hard work into everything he does to the point where everything he does isn't work at all. He's passionate about his family, passionate about producing a product worth having, stating 'if I wouldn't sell it to my mother we shouldn't be selling it in our stores', knows you must 'do something' when it comes to looking after the sea and all in it, and that goes for all on the land and in the air too and he's passionate about surf boats and ensuring this exciting surf sport is kept accessible to all and how great this is, as fun, as being part of a team, as building up physical and mental fitness, is extended to the next generation of surf boat rowers,'boaties'.

History:  Pittwater Fields of Dreams II: Waratah Farm and Narrabeen Plums - from 10 acres in Ingleside, and a man who learnt his trade in Ryde orchards, sprang a fruit that will be in season again in a few more weeks

Front Page Issue 292

Draft Plan For Ingleside Land Development Released To Meet 2021 Completion Dates - Community Information session during Feb 2017 - have a say until 28th of same month

Neverfail Creek Polluted: Community Finds Council Response Completely Inadequate

Mona Vale Rally on Mona Vale Place Plan Reopens Recent Wounds - Pittwater Council's MVPP List echoes Greater Sydney Commissions List for Mona Vale

Avalon Beach SLSC Youth Programs New Zealand Tour 2017 by Roger Sayers - sponsors sought

Celebrating 60 Years Of Club Palm Beach - call out for memories and photos + President's Report For 2016 and a few insights from the past to inspire 

Reflections by George Repin: COLLONGES-LA-ROUGE

Margaret Olley’s Legacy by Robyn McWilliam

Pictures: Warriewood SLSC Surf Boat Carnival 2016 - Round 3 of the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2016-17 Premiership

Aquatics: Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Length Draws Keen Skippers: Entry extended to December 15,  RPAYC’s comp ‘The Prep’ closes Dec. 19 with winner getting $700 prize pack, including a GoPro Hero 5- by Lisa Ratcliff

Collector's Corner: Australian Trade Tokens Record Enriching Colonial Histories: the Cascade Shilling First Art Form To Record 'Tasmania' And Kangaroos Australia's oldest 'coins' aren't coins at all but some, once worth a penny or even a whole ten cents, are now fetching many thousands of dollars - even a 1966 20 cent  piece will fetch a pretty penny - if it's a rare fish!

Front Page Issue 293: Christmas + Sailing + Key + Creative + Summer 

True Champion Of All Honoured: CDRE Graham Vaughan Sloper AM RANR

Pictures: It's Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas - Carols At The Beach 2016

Further Improvements For Mona Vale Hospital

Sydney Wildlife - Our Year in Pictures by Lynleigh Grieg

Collaboration Key To Saving Critically Endangered Northern Sydney Native to Continue under Saving Our Species Program

8,000 Northern Beaches Premises Are Finally Connected To The NBN - From Office of Jason Falinski MP, Federal Member for Mackellar

Creative Creatures Film Festival 2018: Get Ready To Get Those Red Shoes Tapping! - New Prizes Best Original Music and Poster

Aquatics: Sailing World Cup 2016 Final In Melbourne - Pittwater Sailors Bring Home More Medals

Park Bench Philosopher A Few Memories Of Early Years At Narrabeen: The Plane Sailing Day Of 1944 by Ken Lloyd (Sava)

DIY Ideas The Perfect BBQ Garden Setting - some ideas on BBQ's and Outdoor settings plus some great Christmas - New Years and Summer special gift ideas for everyone in the family beginning from $5.00

Front Page Issue 294

Pittwater Camera Club's Images Of The Year For 2016

Connecting Community Through Linked Coastal Walkways and Cycleways + Inclusive Play - the Connecting Northern Beaches programs

Farr 40 Pittwater One Design Trophy 2016 by Lisa Ratcliff

2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships by Richard Aspland - World Sailing

Marine Rescue Broken Bay Marine: Promotions, Citations and 10 Tips for Boating Summer Safety by Lt. Alan Turner-Morris

Local Explorers’ Modern Day Discovery - GOVERNOR PHILLIP’s FIRST LANDING SITE, CAMPSITE AND CONTACT WITH LOCAL ABORIGINES IN PITTWATER: THE CASE FOR WEST HEAD BEACH by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl

Reflections by George RepinGINGERBREAD HOUSES

Pictures: Bilgola's Billy Swim: An Open Inspiration To Get Into The Summer Swim Of Things

Aquatics: Jubliees Come To Pittwater: the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in 1938 and Huntingfield Cup of 1946

NSW Interbranch Championships 2016 by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Draft Plan For Ingleside Land Development Released - Community Information session during Feb 2017 - have a say until 28th of same month

Celebrating 60 Years Of Club Palm Beach - call out for memories and photos + President's Report For 2016 and a few insights from the past to inspire 

Profile: Kamikaze Corner Roundabout Pop Up Art Since 2012 a local gentleman has been brightening the lives of many who make it through the Bilgola Bends heading north, or have to depart the green valley of Avalon for the land beyond the bends, with soft sculptural moments of joy. A small record and tribute!

Front Page Issue 295

Park Bench Philosopher Palm Beach Link With 1817 and 1917 Set to Disappear in 2017: Beach Road Rendezvous 

Reflections by George Repin: CAPE SOUNION

DIY Ideas: A Water Wise Garden; how to gear your garden to beat the heat and stay lush and green all year round while reducing your water costs

Collector's Corner: Australian Vinyl Singles: 1950-1960's - everything old is new again!

Pictures: Summer in Pittwater

Aquatics: Pittwater To Southport Yacht Race 2017 by Stephen Collopy and Lisa Ratcliff

Profile: Jacqueline Andronicus wonderful local photographer

Front Page Issue 296

Natasha Bryant And Annie Wilmot Win 2017 Australian Youth Championships

Pictures: Summer in Pittwater - Newport SLSC's Sandcastle Creations And The Barefoot Ball

Polo By The Sea 2017 Brings Perfect Pony Delight To Palm Beach Youngsters

Aquatics: International Etchells 2017 Australian Championship - Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by Lisa Ratcliff

MP For Mackellar Champions Community Call For Upgrade Of Narrabeen Track & Field Facility

The Switch From 2G To 3G And 4G Networks How To Avoid Being Upgraded To Big Costs -  the Telstra 2G Network has Closed (Optus and Vodafone's go in 2017) Customers who must shift onto New Devices for 3G and 4G  may find 'built-in' surprises and 'Plans' being changed without Permission - a few tips for these changes 

Profile: Bob Langbein A gentleman many will have seen on Pittwater beaches during annual carnivals and swims, a SLS SNB Coach, Bayview Golf Day Organiser for the Interbranch Team and a man who once ran with Australian sprint king John Treloar, is one of our own local living legends and in 2017 clocks up 70 years as a member of Collaroy SLSC

Front Page Issue 297: 

Peninsular Rock Pools by Selena Griffith - NEW Columnist!

Pictures: Summer in Pittwater: Avalon Beach SLSC's 2017 Ocean Swim- the 25th Anniversary - by Tim Hixson, Warren Young OAM and Roger Sayers

Aquatics: North Narrabeen Hosts Rip Curl GromSearch National Final: The Triumphant! by Surfing NSW

Reflections by George Repin: DELOS

Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff

Draft Plan For Ingleside Land Development Released  - Community Information session during Feb 2017 - have a say until 28th of same month

Profile: Paul Hughes The gentleman who won the first Big Swim, back in 1974, has been a member of Surf Life Saving since the 1950's, first at Ocean Beach SLSC, then at Whale Beach. A Life Member of Whale Beach SLSC, Paul has spent his life serving others and saving lives. It is swimming and getting in the water that has been his lifelong passion though, that and being on the beach.

History:  Pittwater Fields of Dreams II: St Cloud's Jersey Stud at Elanora Heights and The Stewart Legacy  + a few notes on local dairies and the people who gave Stewart House, Curl Curl, during the 1930's Australian Depression years

Front Page Issue 298: 

Australia Day by Selena Griffith

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours

Renewed Calls To Return Pittwater Council To Pittwater By Pittwater People in Wake of Recent Retirement Announcements

Bodhi Leigh-Jones Scores Win In Subway® Pro Junior's Event 2 at Cronulla this week - reports from Surfing NSW

Pictures: Summer in Pittwater: on Pittwater! - by Stephen Collopy - RPAYC Media - the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosts great regattas for all classes of yachts over every Summer - this week some of those that have happened and are happening

Aquatics: World Wetlands Day 2017: the 20th Year - February 2nd is World Wetlands Day each year, commenced in 1997 as a way to raise awareness of these vital ecosystems - this Thursday, get in a Pittwater wetland!

DIY Ideas DIY: Side Gates - living in the suburbs means living on a road and requires installing side gates to create a safe backyard so children and dogs cannot wander  

Draft Plan For Ingleside Land Development Released  - Community Information session during Feb 2017 - have a say until 28th of same month

Profile: Christine Hopton OAM Congratulations to former Avalon Beach SLSC President Christine Hopton who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division in the Australia Day Honours List for service to surf lifesaving this week. Christine currently serves as a Director of Surf Life Saving Australia. She is a past Vice-President of Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches and was President of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club for 8 years as well as the first female president. In 2014 she was the Pittwater Woman of the Year. A small celebration and reprise of a wonderful lady this week

Front Page Issue 299: 

Trans-Tasman Surfboat Test Series 2017 - Australia Wins!! - Newport Crew, 'The Pistol Shrimps'!!

Back to school by Selena Griffith

NSW 2017 Surfboat Interstate Team Announced - Best of the Best on Today (Sunday Feb. 5th, at North Narrabeen) by SLS NSW

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release by Lynleigh Greig

Pictures: Summer in Pittwater: The Big Swim 2017

Aquatics: Up the River by Robyn McWilliam

Reflections by George Repin: WROCLAW

Park Bench Philosopher The Manly, Beacon Hill and Narrabeen Prose and Poems of Roderic Quinn

Profile: Meredith Rasdall B (Ed) Art is an artist living on Scotland Island on Sydney's Northern Beaches. She has been exhibiting for over 25 years and her work is included in both local and overseas collections.

Front Page Issue 300: Issue 300!

B-Line Proposal For Mona Vale Approved - 26 trees to be lost to be Offset with 118 trees planted 'on or near the impacted site' 

Calls To Restore Pittwater Council Persist

Changing Attitudes Changes Lives: find out more about the Attitude Foundation - by Stepehen Collopy, RPAYC

Pictures: Pittwater Online News: Issue 300 - a Few of our Favourites by Others and a few great Memories

Aquatics: Youth Development & Intermediate Youth Development Programs at RPAYC - 2017 Training Program is now OPEN and EOI Forms available

Farr 40 2016/17 NSW State Title - Hosted By Middle Harbour Yacht Club by Lisa Ratcliff

Profile: Issue 300 Everyone and Every Group, Club or Organisation who has let us run a tiny insight or shared what they do and how to get involved - so far 

A Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I – Of Places, Peoples And The Development Of Australian Art And Artists: The Estuary

Front Page Issue 301: 

Narrabeen Sports High School Surfers Excel In Their Surfest 2017 Quest: Donation Of Boards To Vanutu Students A Highlight

Pursuit Of Forced Council Amalgamations Confirms To Some A Developer’s Dream May Become A Community's Nightmare

Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge - March 19, 2017: don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim 

ROD MILGATE: Tribute Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum - with studios at Bilgola, Newport and Avalon, this award winning Artist's works reflect being inspired by his locale - Plus what's coming up at MAG&M: Express Yourself 2017; the Child Artist Response Project; Bernd Heinrich; Gabriella Hirst; SharingStories Foundation - Liz Thompson’s photographs from her A Song for Country series as part of the 2017 Head On Photo and Guringai Festival; and Insturmental: Chuck Bradley

Reflections by George Repin: COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Pictures: Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships 2017: some results + Surf Boats Carnival at Long Reef by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

Aquatics: MC38 Australian Championship, February 17-19 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with racing on Pittwater - by Lisa Ratcliff

DIY Ideas DIY: Storm Preparation And Home Protection - what you can do to look after and protect your home during high winds and severe downpours

Draft Plan For Ingleside Land Development Released  - Community Information session during Feb 2017 - have a say until 28th of same month

Profile: Stephan Jacek: a Life Member celebrating 35 years at Avalon Beach SLSC shares some insights into the first Avalon Surf Swim and a passion for serving the community as much as a passion for life 

ABORIGINAL LEGENDS: THE KOOKABURRA - for Children

Celebrating World Radio Day: The Bilgola Connection With The Beginnings Of Radio In Australia  

Front Page Issue 302

Community Concerns Over Future Of Mona Vale Hospital Grow Apace With Frenchs Forest Developments: Parkway Concerns - Two videos put together by John Illingsworth and Phil Walker

Aquatics: Grommets Shine As The 2017 Australian Open Of Surfing Kicks Off At Manly by Surfing NSW

Demise Of Democracy by  Selena Griffith

Pictures: Summer 2017 in Pittwater: Videos and Stories and Pictures of the Season

Collector's Corner: Dicken's The Old Curiosity Shop bought at The Old Curiosity Shop

Food: Autumn's Feast of Fresh Produce Brings What's Best for Your Body's Health 

Profile: CONVICTS NYC: Avalon GROMS - Founded by Australians living in the USA, Convicts is a global brand with an Australian spirit. This week they published a great Profile called ‘Avalon GROMS’ put together by former Avalon local Peter Maiden, a founder of Convicts, and one of those ‘Aussies now living in New York’. They’re allowing us to share it with you so you can get a taste of how good something can be when it’s done right – this is dynamic, fresh and unabashed celebrations of this next generation of artists in all walks of life who are clearly right here right now, using the platforms that back up that credo through text, images and high quality video. 

Front Page Issue 303: Happy Nippers, Storming Sailors on the Harbour, Sublime and Divine pictures over Mona Vale

A Walk In The Bush - Written and Illustrated by Gwyn PerkinsScotland Island resident Gwyn Perkins has dedicated this great book for young readers 'For Sabene - from Grandad' - written and illustrated by the author, adult readers may well recognise the places, plants and creatures that feature in this work and would enjoy some of the artists other illustrations created to depict humorous captures of island life in his 28 Days on an Island.  

Aquatics: Sydney Harbour Regatta 2017 by Di Pearson, photos by Andrea Francolini

Pictures: 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Subway Surf Series 2017 At Avoca (March 4-6) by Surfing NSW

Heron Island Escapade by Robyn McWilliam

Reflections by George Repin: GRUYÈRES

Park Bench Philosopher Emile Theodore Argles - champion of all Australians without a Voice - a very very funny satirist, Manly Poet and Pittwater Prose Litterateur 

Artist of the Month: March 2017 Jude Rose - Linocut Printmaker, Painter, works that can be added to the home as cushions, lampshades and currently exhibiting at Rust, Avalon Beach, this Teacher of Art began decades of works inspired by nature and a passion for Argentine Tango when born at Darwin.

Profile: Jude Rose - Linocut Printmaker, Painter, works that can be added to the home as cushions, lampshades and currently exhibiting at Rust, Avalon Beach, this Teacher of Art began decades of works inspired by nature and a passion for Argentine Tango when born at Darwin.

Front Page Issue 304Turimetta Beach, 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, Swell Sailing Sydney Harbour's Manly Circle +

Pittwater Woman of the Year 2017: Deborah Carter-Hendy

Flames And Fear: A Hands-On Account Of The Carwoola Fires by Lynleigh Greig - assisting ACT Wildlife Care volunteers to care for native animals

Aquatics: 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Pictures: 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Farr 40 2016/17 John Calvert-Jones National Championship - Reports by Lisa Ratcliff and photos by Crosbie Lorimer

Airlie Beach Race Week Entries Open: Top Gun First In by Di Pearson

DIY Ideas One To Two Day DIY Weekend Spruce Ups - front door, decks, letterboxes, garden edgings, even installing solar powered lights or some potted colour will brighten up your Autumn and set your home well for Winter

Profile: Volker Klemm has a lot of passion for sharing what is great about a surf club by dreaming up, and putting into action, plans that make for great events to open up that club to the community. When not in the great blue outdoors he is trying to extend the great green outdoors for people through Landscape Design. A great love of ocean swimming, given to him through joining Avalon Beach SLSC, has inspired him to give and continue giving back to is community this same experience of the saltwater world and raise funds to support saving lives on Avalon Beach. The latest event to be added to the Ocean Swims calendar is the Inaugural Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge, to be run on Sunday March 19th, and is a swim Volker has done many times. This week he shares a small insight into where this love of all things aquatic and community focused began

Front Page Issue 305

Pictures: Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World  Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge:  POSTPONED until Sunday April 9, 2017 don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim

Aquatics: Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections - That bridge across the harbour turns 85 today, Sunday March 19th. The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an Online Exhibition and we've compiled a few insights too.

Reflections by George Repin: STRASBOURG

Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week - 40th and 80th birthdays for first entrants by Di Pearson

Profile: Bayview - Church Point Residents Association The BCPRA AGM is on Tuesday March 21st, 7.00 p.m. for 7.30, At BYRA - 1842 Pittwater Rd,  Bayview - find out a little more about this local voice for residents, established in 1907, and still going strong

Front Page Issue 306

Save Mona Vale Park Protest against B-Line Destruction of The Village Green space reignites calls for Protection of Pittwater

Strokes That Matter - Bass Strait Paddle April 2017 by Newport SLSC and North Cronulla SLSC members  to raise $30 K to establish and implement a number of programs to specifically target drowning prevention and surf awareness

Securing Mona Vale Hospital’s Long-Term Future from Office of The Hon. Rob Stokes, Member for Pittwater

Pittwater Friends Of Soibada 2017 Focus Is On Building A Senior High School: A Catch Up With Tamara Sloper Harding OAM

New Free Street Library in Avalon - a tiny vestibule of literary happiness!

Pictures: Palmy Longboarders Host Annual DSA Surfing Day Event by Jacqueline Andronicus

High Profile Locals Give Back By Volunteering For Easylink Board 

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Aquatics: New Life Members Honoured At 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships: Garry Andrew (Dee Why SLSC and Copacabana SLSC) Terry Aldridge (North Curl Curl SLSC and Black Head SLSC) Rhonda Lycett (Mona Vale SLSC) Rod McDonagh (South West Rocks SLSC) Craig Susans (Queenscliff SLSC) and ...

Lifesavers Return From Kiwi Exchange by Surf Life Saving NSW - catch up with those who went on the annual Lifesaving Exchange Program

DIY Ideas Vegepods For Autumn Planting + Easy To Make Lego Table Or Student Desk That Can Be Dismantled + Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Online Store 

Food: Modus Operandi Brewing Co., Brilliant Beers, Beautiful Burgers in Mona Vale - award winning beers accompanied by food that could win awards too - family friendly, dog friendly, music friendly - so many pluses!

Park Bench Philosopher Victor James Daley: A Manly Bard And Poet This 'Bard of Manly' was also a story teller, reporter and father

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge: POSTPONED until Sunday April 9, 2017 don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim

Profile: Bungan Boardriders Inc - Much of Australia's competitive success on the world stage of surfing can easily be attributed to the boardrider club phenomenon. The Boardriding club is not just about learning how to compete though - these are places where everyone in the community can meet, from the young to mature, and share the wave, share the stoke, and look out for each other in the water. 

Front Page Issue 307

Aquatics: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Pictures: Pittwater RSL Dedication Of New Cenotaph

Sir Adrian Curlewis CBE CVO Awarded Gold Distinguished Service Medal - The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Resident Birds Baffled By B-Line Sleight Of Hand: Where Did All Our Trees Go?

Forced Amalgamations Hit "Procedural Fairness" Snag That May Bring Every Imposed Merger Completely Undone

12 Thousand Best Friends Saved By Monika's Doggie Rescue: Ingleside

Let's Go Fly A Kite !: Palm Beach Whistling Kites Inspire sharing How to Make Standard, Box and Whistling Boy Kites - school holidays fun with a bit of Australian and Narrabeen history 

Reflections by George Repin: COVENTRY CATHEDRAL

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Strokes That Matter - Bass Strait Paddle April 2017 by Newport SLSC and North Cronulla SLSC members  to raise $30 K to establish and implement a number of programs to specifically target drowning prevention and surf awareness

Profile: Christopher John Raggatt  - For decades some of the best music played around here has been made by a gentleman who passion and dedication to his art form has brought pleasure to thousands. For almost five decades Chris Raggatt has been perfecting his music and, although he’d state he’s still learning, he is also a sought after teacher and guitar repairer.

Artist of the Month: April 2017 Chris John Raggatt - Blues Musician: A mini online concert - right here, right now!

Front Page Issue 308

The Sydney Northern Beaches Veterans Centre Inaugural Resilience Luncheon

Approval Of Site Compatibility Certificate For Bayview Development Meets Strong Community Disapproval

Lifeline Classic Living Ocean Team Raises The Bar To Support Those Who Will Always Answer The Call For Anyone In Crisis - local students and surfers quickly raised 5k and need your support to reach 10!

Av. Green Team Creating Waves Of A Sustainable Green And Clean Future

Kookaburra Kids Program For Defence Force Families Launched - from the Office of Jason Falinski, MP for Mackellar

A Week In The Life Of A Sydney Wildlife Volunteer by Lynleigh Greig

Aquatics: Sail Port Stephens 10th Anniversary Regatta: Classic Yachts and Classic Sailing by Lisa Ratcliff

Pictures: Elsie Track, Scotland Island Reclaimed: Community Engages Next Generation On A Great Way Forward For Little Feet! By SIOCS - The Island Kindy and SIRA - report and pictures by Adriana Labate

Warringah Touch Football Association Support Of Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary and The Children's Ward Continues

Badge, Boot, Button: The Story Of Australian Uniforms by Craig Wilcox - (former Narrabeen resident) follows the evolving to an Australian climate our uniforms have had to undergo - those thick woollen uniforms needed by British soldiers in 1788 may be well suited to Northern Winters but those wearing them here may be in dire straits during a mid-Summer heatwaveSports uniforms have changed too. Another change in uniform is that of surf lifesavers...

DIY Ideas: Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Great New Mona Vale Store: Still In Bassett Street - number 73!

Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada

Strokes That Matter - Bass Strait Paddle April 2017 by Newport SLSC and North Cronulla SLSC members  to raise $30 K to establish and implement a number of programs to specifically target drowning prevention and surf awareness

Profile: Ron Turton has been halfway around the world and back, twice! A gentleman who has a deep and abiding love of the sea and countryside, he was among those young Australians who took to surfing in the 1950's and saw surfing evolve into the worldwide phenomenon it remains today. He is among those who surfed Palm Beach as part of the 'Beachcombers' crew and surfboard riding club. Ron has also seen the changes that have occurred in newspapers with almost five decades of experience in rural and metropolitan print media on the advertising side of these. He was in the first year of Avalon Beach Public school when that opened, and in the first intake of Narrabeen Boys High School when that opened.  A motto he has lived his life by is from his short time at Manly Boys High School when there that educational font in our community was still 'just for boys'. In keeping with that, Mr. Turton shares some of what he has received and learned along the way

Front Page Issue 309

Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags: Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April - 21,000 active patrolling members have collectively given over 560,000 hours of their time to ensure that beachgoers around NSW were protected throughout the season

'Don't Be Developed Out Of Pittwater' Rally At Mona Vale's Memorial Hall: Motion to Fight to Restore Pittwater Council Passed Unanimously

Junior Lifesavers Crowned NSW Best - Matilda Shirley (Byron Bay SLSC) and Elliott Prasad (Narrabeen Beach SLSC) win Junior Lifesaver of the Year award - from Surf Life Saving NSW

Around The Bends Ocean Swim Challenge - The Inaugural Swim Report by Rogers Sayers with great photos by Warren Young OAM, Christine Hopton OAM and Tim Hixson

Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains - for those who requested this, and in particularly for Mrs. Audrey Jackson

Reflections by George Repin: ANZAC COVE (ARI BURNU) - 25 April, 1997

Aquatics: The Caley Wetlands - Going, Going...GONE

Pictures: 20th International 2.4 Metre Yacht Australian Championship 2016/17 - Hosted By Sailability Crystal Bay by Allan Jones

Profile: Walter (Wal) Williams is a legend in Pittwater, a World War II Veteran, Mr. Williams has worked tirelessly for decades when Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch President to look after members and was present, along with fellow WWI Veteran Brian Sargeson at the May 16, 1999 dedication and Official opening of the original Cenotaph at Pittwater RSL.

Taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore, Wal worked on the Burma Railway prior to being sent to Japan to work, and experienced being sunk en-route. He survived Changi, he survived Burma, he survived being in the open ocean prior to being picked up again and sent to Japan for a year of hard work and being the focus of anger when the bombing of Japan began. He survived the firebombing of Tokyo and Yokohama by Allied bombers and finally returned home on October 10th, 1945 - his 23rd birthday.

Front Page Issue 310

Pittwater Athletes Excel At 2017 World Masters Games In New Zealand - on the sand, in the water and on the water!

Aquatics: Six New SUP Surfing Champions Crowned At Ocean & Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival - Marty Cole (Newport), Tammy Montgomery (Elanora Heights) and Steven Piper (Narrabeen) among place-winners by Surfing NSW

Ludlites Love Utopia: Tim Hixson and Sally Mayman two Avalon photographers and members of the Ludlites group are currently exhibiting work at Bondi pavilion as part of the Head On Photography Festival. This year the Ludlites are proudly supporting the work of the Arrow Foundation, in keeping with the theme of Utopia - creating a better world. All profits from the opening event on May 7th will be donated to the foundation.

Anzac Day 2017:

Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch Opens New Memorabilia And Military Heritage Library - Addresses by NSW President of the RSL, Mr. John Haines AM, State Minister of Education, Mr. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater and Mark Ferguson, President of Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch - also the presentation of a 6th Light Horse shield

Pictures: Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL And Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services - Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Walter (Wal) Williams Warriewood Resident and past Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch President - Taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore, Wal worked on the Burma Railway prior to being sent to Japan to work, and experienced being sunk en-route. He survived Changi, he survived Burma, he survived being in the open ocean prior to being picked up again and sent to Japan for a year of hard work and being the focus of anger when the bombing of Japan began. He survived the firebombing of Tokyo and Yokohama by Allied bombers and finally returned home on October 10th, 1945 - his 23rd birthday.

Collector's Corner: Pear's Soap: Artworks For The Masses 

DIY Ideas Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Mona Vale Store: The Greenlife Garden Centre - Autumn is a great time to enjoy your garden and the optimum time to plant some Australian Natives as well as refresh your Vegetable Garden with those Winter crops the coming season brings and do some lawn care.

Food: The 2107 Restaurant: The 2107 is a 100 seated modern Australian restaurant/café and function venue located just a few minutes walk from picturesque Avalon Beach. Owned and operated by local husband and wife team, Andrew and Amy Towner, this is a spot where you can enjoy Autumn sunshine, great Modern Australian cuisine, and the freshest fish we've ever tasted - superb cuisine!

Profile: John Seaton MBE, Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch member, served in Korea in the Royal Australian Air Force. He set up air strips and routes in the Solomon Islands, establishing an airline, and had the honour of finding the biggest glacier in the world in Antarctica, prior to that, in 1955, subsequently named the Lambert Glacier after the director of national mapping in Canberra. There is also a Seaton Glacier named for the gentleman himself. Born in Launceston, Tasmania on April 21st 1927, John's wife Barbara, when we asked her why he had done so many amazing things, reasoned he was one of those amazing adventurers born at a time and on the cusp of when finding unknown things, like glaciers, or doing things that needed to be done, like starting airlines for isolated places, could still be achieved by those with the right spirit.

Front Page Issue 311: 

Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Expansion - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes MP for Pittwater

A Week In The Life Of A Wildlife Rescuer - Part 2 by Lynleigh Grieg

Protect Pittwater Community Forum: 7 P.M. Tuesday May 16 At Pittwater RSL - What impact will the new government body - the Greater Sydney Planning Commission – have on Pittwater? How will development approvals be carried out? How can we recover our local Pittwater Council?

New mental health services a boost for Northern Beaches residents: Local Member Jason Falinski announced six new Australian Government-funded mental health and suicide prevention services at the Community Care Northern Beaches in Mona Vale this week

Surf Lifesaver Treats Rock Fall Victim at Palm Beach: Nick Sampson, one of our resident volunteers reminds us skills learnt in surf clubs save lives elsewhere and that SLS NSW offers First Aid Courses to the public

News From The Nesting Box May 2017: THEY’RE BACK! by Lesley Stevens, Pygmy Possum Liaison Officer, Rocky Point Bush Care Group

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta Confirmed For 2018 by Stephen Collopy, RPAYC

Avalon Beach SLSC And Avalon Surfing Mums Biggest Morning Tea with a “bring a teacup with a story” theme: Donations still welcomed - find out more - Photos courtesy Christine Hopton OAM - Report and Photos by Leanne Austin, 2017

MC38's Winter Pointscore Series Commences on Pittwater, hosted by RPAYC - reports by Lisa Ratcliff

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season 2017: by Surf Life saving NSW Bungan, Newport and Avalon Beach SLSC's among finalist placers in Round 1 - report includes great action pictures by Richard Black and Richard Cole, President Avalon Beach SLSC

NSW Lifesavers Announced in Australian Squad -  Newport SLSC Representatives for 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide

Reflections by George Repin: THE ROMAN THEATRE AT ASPENDOS

Aquatics: Inaugural Lifeline Classic An Investment In Waves Of Hope For Everyone's Loved Ones

Pictures: Pittwater Visions by Dave Whiteman - Past Profile, Artist of the Month as one of our great photographers, and regular Contributor with insights about events that happened around here, Dave Whiteman paid a visit to the area last week, something the gentleman does regularly, and sent through some absolute Visions captured through his camera and great eye.

Artists of the Month: May 2017 Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017- some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12

Profile: United and Undaunted The RAN Clearance Divers- William (Bill) Fitzgerald OAM, formerly of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance  Divers shares insights on the evolution of the Australian Defence Force's specialist divers and his time at the Pittwater Annex, Clareville when this changed from a torpedo testing unit to a diver's training facility

Front Page Issue 312

One Year On: Amalgamation STILL Rejected

Palm Beach Whale Beach Association AGM President’s report 2017

Aquatics: Whale Migration Season Commences: tips on how to enjoy a whale watching experience - ORRCA Humpback Whale Migration Census Day 2017: Sunday June 25th

Pictures: Mother's Day Flowers 2017: The Chiltern Track Ingleside by Pittwater Natural Heritage Association - every season is a great season to get outdoors and enjoy our reserves and bushtracks - PNHA will be running another of their popular Birdwatching mornings on Sunday May 28th at Warriewood Wetlands - always a great opportunity to enjoy the Birds and Blooms!

Australian Youth Life Saving Team Squad: 2018 Lifesaving World Championships - NSW Youth Dominate National Selections

DIY Ideas Go Outside And Play: Creating Garden Spaces To Connect Children With Nature 

Profile:  2017-2018 Pittwater Artists Trail  - The Pittwater Artists Trail is an alliance of artists who collectively open their studios to the public on two weekends each year creating a Trail for art lovers. Visitors can engage with the artists, see how they work and what inspires them, buy beautiful, original artworks or perhaps enrol in one of the courses offered by a number of artists on the Trail.

The inaugural Open Studio weekend was held in 2011 and the Pittwater Artists Trail has been going from strength to strength ever since. In 2017 - 18 the Pittwater Artists Trail will open with the Winter Exhibition on the June long weekend at the Newport Community Centre. There will be two open studio events - the second weekend in October 2017 and the second weekend in March 2018. If you are an artist who lives on the Northern Beaches, have visited the Trail and would like to apply to join please read the charter (pdf here) which provides all the details of the Trail and membership.

History:  A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes

Front Page Issue 313: 

Mums For Mums Ask Us All To Go Grey This Winter: Get A Beanie And Support A Cure

The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello) by Vicki Smith

Pittwater Community Forum Supports Legal Action To Restore Council - Protect Pittwater launched

RPAYC Appoints Nick Elliott As Race Director

Reflections by George Repin TURKISH CARPETS

Aquatics: Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

Pictures: The Surfer

Profile:  Pearl Turton  was the best, ahead of her time. She made female surfing an art form and led the charge on women being represented  by women in this sport. Later on she supported younger surfers coming up - Pearl is still keeping an eye on what's going, and loves surfing, still.

Front Page Issue 314

Avalon Soccer Club Ready To Send 7th Under 16' Womens Team To Vanuatu

America’s Cup 2017: Australian Sailors And Technicians Are Part Of Every Team - 50% of Skippers Australian, Pittwater Elite Sportsmen 

Crowd-funding Appeal for Legal Action to Protect Pittwater Launching on Tuesday - contact points fixed

Guringai Festival 2017: Pittwater and Surrounds Events

Proposed New Ferry Service To Connect East and West Southern Pittwater Wharves Seeks Community Feedback

Aquatics: Palm Beach Sailing Club 2016/2017 Season - a great season of results and social events on Pittwater and far from here

Pictures: Juvenile Sea Eagle at Church Point - for children

Food: Marina Café: Church Point - Located within The Quays Marina at Church Point, recent Clean Marina awards recipients, the Marina Café continues our search for somewhere, in each Pittwater suburb, we may take along our growing bigger puppy while we enjoy excellent food and a spot of bubbly in the sun.

Artists of the Month:  June 2017: Broadfoot  As we go to press Broadfoot are releasing their sixth album “Timeless Groove Too”, a double album of twenty nine songs available on  iTunes and Google PlayBroadfoot are one of the Far North Coast’s busiest bands, a three-piece whose gigs leave listeners charged with pleasure and with an urge to dance. Broadfoot's music is all about superb musicianship - the interplay between band members as well as improvising, a rare feature in music of today, is just one of the band’s great strengths. 

The Pittwater connection, although we’re sure band members John Moodie and Russell Kereama would feel right at home here too, is through Trent Morgan. You can read more about this former local creative in his Profile page, running this Issue, and all about Broadfoot here, this June. 

Profile:  Trent Morgan  This week we share an insight into a gentleman with a passion for music, something our younger readers have in droves, who also has been amongst Pittwater's 1980's and 1990's band culture when so many local venues packed to the rafters and jumping!

Trent Morgan grew up in Pittwater and has been into music since a student at Avalon Public School. He's playing still as part of 'Broadfoot' - who feature as our June 2017 Artists of the Month and are releasing their brand new double album. 

Front Page Issue 315

Huge Response To Pittwater Crowd-Funding Campaign To Reinstate Pittwater and Demerge

Jo Brigden- Jones Wins Silver at Canoe sprint Cup in Belgrade

World Environment Day - June 5th and World Oceans Day - June 8th: including activities for youngsters, a free online book and resources from The Octonauts as well as how you can Connect with Nature or Turn the Tide On Plastics in our aquatic environment or get involved in local bushcare, community gardens and environment groups

Northern Beaches Bus Service Plan: B-Line Extension To Newport Announced, Changes To Palm Beach Route, Mona Vale Nightworks

Gonski 2.0 Passes House Of Representatives: What It Means For Our Local Schools

Surfers Rescue 24/7 Prepares to Hit NSW Beaches Again in 2017

Reflections by George Repin: THE COAL MINE AT BALMAIN

Bushwalking In The Shoalhaven Region by Robyn McWilliam - the Narrabeen bushwalkers head south!

Aquatics: An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914 by The Father of the Pittwater Regatta, John Roche - 1930

Pictures: Social Pittwater - The Opening of Chuck Bradley's Instrumental at Manly Art Gallery & Musuem, Ladies Day at Newport Breakers Rugby Club to support Mums for Mums, Land Army Ladies Attend 2017 Aboriginal Commemorative Service at Hyde Park Cenotaph

DIY Ideas DIY Plasterboard Repair: holes in the wall big or small, Plus repairing external and internal corners

Profile:  Chuck Bradley - Inspirational and consummate Still Life Photographer shares a few insights on past works and the wonderful Instrumental, showing until July 9 at Manly Art Gallery & Museum - Art Talk + Walk, Sunday 4 Jun, 2pm ; A special treat with photographer Chuck Bradley in conversation with Ross Heathcote.

Front Page Issue 316

RPAYC Showcase Sailing To Prince Harry For The 2018 Invictus Games by Stephen Collopy

Pictures: Pittwater Artists Trail – Winter Group Exhibition 2017 At Newport by Kylie Ferguson - includes Opening Address by Katherine Roberts (MAG&M) Open until end of Monday, June 12th at Newport Community Centre - food, music and market stalls too!

First Champion Of Mackellar Revealed - from Office of Federal Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski

Protect Pittwater Campaign Grows and Prepares to Join Careel Bay Marina Winter Festival Next Weekend by Miranda Korzy

Celebrating World Ocean Day With Valerie Taylor AM at Palm Beach - hosted by Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski

ASCCA’s President Nan Bosler OAM: Winner At 2017 Australian NFP Technology Awards by Joan Craymer

Henry Lawson - A Manly Bard and Poet - on his 150th Birthday, June 17, 2017

Reflections by George Repin: THE DUOMO OF ORVIETO

Aquatics: IRB Season Heats Up

27th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta(June 10-12): hosted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Victoria - by Lisa Ratcliff


Profile:  Living Ocean - Living Ocean- Each Whale Migration Season the team from Living Ocean’s Centre for Marine Studies, comprising researchers and volunteers study, from sea and land, the humpback whales that migrate along Australia’s East Coast. The study – licensed by State and Commonwealth agencies including an Ethics Committee –  continues an innovative research program that the team began in 2004. Every Winter trip the Living Ocean Team make costs around $450.00 in fuel alone. Living Ocean are currently seeking a Sponsor for this research for the 2017 season, or would like to hear from those who have great fundraising ideas to keep this vital program going. Over the last few years Living Ocean’s data has starkly revealed that areas off Sydney proposed for commercial sand mining are high-use areas for whales and could be stated to be ‘whale highways’ where the mammals are using familiar sea channels and the floor of the sea, as landmarks, to find the way they swim, and have swum, north or south. This data has become particularly more relevant due to the fact that one company is currently seeking to run 2D Seismic tests within the zones the Living Ocean Team patrol each Whale Migration Season during the third quarter of this year - July to September 2017.

Front Page Issue 317

35th America’s Cup Final Stage Begins - Pittwater's James Spithill focussed despite Day 1 dramas

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Pictures: Careel Bay Marina Winter Festival 2017: Owners Gordon “Bluey” and Anne-Marie Woolcott have shared their love of classic timber boats with the community again this year - great stalls, great food!

Aquatics: Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise 2018 Regatta Entry Now Open

DIY Ideas DIY Dolls House Or Garage Or Boatshed - In a few weeks the July school holidays commence (July 1 to 17) and little hands will want to do something creative. 

Profile:  Surf Collective www.surfcollective.com.au

Tired of looking like everyone else in the same branded gear everyone wears? Want to support a local business and local creators and businesses? Want to find something unique and further the development, or redevelopment of independent makers of Australian products? - then the Surf Collective is where you need to look. Read about their BHS project! This week co-founder Mark Rannuci helps us share a small insight into a local business in the business of promoting others' business and giving us back access to so many great producers - all in one place!

Front Page Issue 318

The Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017 Passes Upper House: gives residents in councils that have been forcibly amalgamated the right to a binding vote on de-amalgamation - goes to Lower House first week of August

Community Expresses Dissatisfaction With B-Line To Newport Proposal and Reduction of L90 Service - Newport SLSC carpark to meet Mona Vale shortfall and be used as bus terminus, 100 buses a day turning through Newport + changing from L90 to B-Line services will make a longer commute for current longest bus run in Sydney

Funding Secured To Commence Mona Vale Road Upgrade - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

'Service to Humanity' Award for Southern Cross Wildlife Care's Dr. Howard Ralph - this gentleman has been saving our wildlife since 1972

Newport Lifesavers Set For Foreign Adventure by Surf Life Saving NSW - travelling to Timor Leste through Newport's initiative to give back to the community and support the Pittwater Friends of Soibada - Canapes for a Cause on July 6th at the surf club, please RSVP by June 30

Project Penguin 2017 Expo Day at Taronga Zoo by Kylie Ferguson

Champions Crowned at the 2017 Australian Skin Cancer Clinic NSW Longboard Titles by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Pittwater Lifeguards Reflect On Successful Summer: and Looking Ahead for 2017/18 season by Surf Life Saving NSW

Pictures: RMYC MULTIHULL DIVISION ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING by Alan Brand, RMYC Multihulls Race Secretary

New Chapter For The New Caledonia Groupama Race by Lisa Ratcliff

Aquatics: NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW


Profile:  Ingleside Rider's Group Website: inglesideriders.weebly.com

Pittwater's love of horses stems from our historic past and is going forward through this great local group who share and celebrate the passion and love we all have for the equine creature. This week a small insight into a local group who are keeping available the love of horses and all you may learn from them and learn to do with them - apart from simply enjoying being with these wonderful animals.

Front Page Issue 319: Winter School Holidays: A Chance To Revel In The Place We're Living In + Careel Bay Tennis Club spruce up

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2016-2017 Season

2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Race: The RMYC Broken Bay in association with the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club is excited to announce a new partnership, and can confirm that the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race will start in Pittwater on 27th December 2017

Who Have Your Donations Helped This Month?: Tawny Frogmouth Chicks By Joan Reid, Volunteer Macropod co-ordinator Sydney Wildlife’s rehabilitation facility at Waratah Park 

175th Festival Of Sails Racing Schedule Announced by Lisa Ratcliff

Pictures: The Winter Garden - Warringah Rugby Club fundraiser for three local groups + details of Warringah Ladies Day 2017, for Bear Cottage by Kylie Ferguson

Aquatics: The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Marine Bluewater Series Prepares Sailors For Competitive Ocean Racing by Stephen Collopy

Food: Barrenjoey House: Winter 2017 - Great Food, great service - Great Winter Specials for Locals

Collector's Corner: Collecting Vintage Photographs: Early Tasmanian Photographer - J W Beattie - this well known photographer's works are still fetching high prices - for those not enamoured of his landscapes, a few pointers on how and what to collect

Profile:  Pam Bayfield - Pam has just released a new book - For the Love of Grace - The Next Generation - for those who missed our Profile on this Narrabeen lady during the first few years of publication - time to catch up with this former schoolteacher and now prolific writer.

History:  A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes

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

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Seismic Testing Proposal Slated For During Whale Migration Season Off Our Coast

Community Rises To Save Mona Vale Hospital Again: Overwhelming Objection To Perceived Privitisation Of A Public Hospital - does 6 and 7th July announcements of 'Government-led approach' for Wyong hospital upgrade and Bowral hospital mean there's hope for MVH yet?

Pittwater YHA Murals By World Renowned Muralist, Kim Polomka, Part Of Pittwater YHA 50 years 1967-2017 Celebrations - Join in the BushRegeneration and Enviro Fun weekend August 25th-27th

Newport SLSC IRB Under 23 Team Win Bronze In 2017 State Championships - a Bronze for Bungan SLSC too

2017 SKULLCANDY OZ GROM OPEN PRES. BY VISSLA AT LENNOX HEAD by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Pictures: A Winter Week in Pittwater by Paul Wheeler, Bea Pierce, Mia Dalby-Ball and Ed.

Aquatics: RPAYC's Nexba For Melbourne To Osaka Double-Handed Crusade by Lisa Ratcliff

BUI MAREUREU BAAP As Worlds Divide To Screen At Avalon Bowling Club: Watch a film, save a culture - next Saturday, July 15th

Reflections by George Repin: THE CITY WALLS OF DUBROVNIK

Profile:  Herminie Swainston Herminie's life has been immersed in the outdoors of Pittwater and it has been that way for over 70 years. A witness to the changes at Palm Beach, since her parents lived there during the 1930's, this lady has seen what has changed and what remains the same. Herminie's Profile was the 4th one ever run - a small reprise now since the sites shift to permanently accessible pages, and for those who missed it.

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

Front Page Issue 321

MC38 Winter Regatta Act 3 2017 on Pittwater hosted by RPAYC by Lisa Ratcliff

From Africa to YATZ by Kayleigh Greig

2017 NSW State Junior Surfing Titles: Friday 14th – Thursday 20th July; last two days of the event will comprise the NSW School Surfing Titles  by Ethan Smith

Pictures: Palm Beach Sailing Club is having an Open day - Family Friendly

Aquatics: Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Oldies And YD Combine On Le Billet by Lisa Ratcliff

Opportunity To Visit Submarine War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago: the Submarine Encounters of June, July and August 1942

Front Page Issue 322

Protect Pittwater Community Backed Group Engages Lawyers For Action On Council Restoration

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.”

2017 Havaianas NSW Grommet State Titles + All-Stars Schools divisions results by Surfing NSW

Lifesavers Shine At National IRB Championships by Surf Life Saving NSW

Winter Bird Party by Joanne Seve

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!

DIY Ideas: DIY Child's Waggon - simple, sturdy - for years of fun, or use as a large planter mover

Palm Beach Sailing Club (PBSC) Open Day: Saturday the 12th of August from 12 p.m.

Profile:  Early Bayview - insights courtesy Don Taylor and Margaret Tink  two wonderful people share a few anecdotes and images from their childhood into the childhood of Bayview

Front Page Issue 323: heaps!

2017 Pittwater Community Service Award: Jenny Harris

Pittwater Calls For Pittwater To Be Restored: We're Not Backing Down - Not Going Away, after NSW Premier's Announcement amalgamations of councils fighting in court against forced mergers will not proceed

B-Line Terminating At Newport Won’t Work: Community Residents Groups Alternative - Residents Groups Meeting with Project Team notes there will be no community feedback sought prior to new timetable being published, no through city services covering the ‘Newport Loop’ during peak hours, Newport Surf Club carpark to be used as commuter carpark, proposed L90 cuts during peak hour 

Mermaids Of Palm Beach Ready To Rock And Roll In 2017 Belmore To Buffalo Creek  Variety - The Children's Charity Bash

Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl - Do Not Miss this Readers!

Twelve racers ready for the Youth Match Racing World Championship 2017 by Daniel Smith, World Sailing + 2017 Governor's Cup by Tom Spithill, RPAYC Coach

NSW Governor Launches New Name For Easy Transport As ‘Easylink’ - Transport With Care

Lunch in the Garden: Come Along to Coomalong for Cambodian charity, ‘Build Your Future Today’ - food by Leang and Touch Khun, Mona Vale Bakery, known for their traditional Cambodian fare, Bikes 4 Life Brookvale collect second-hand bikes and ship them to Cambodia - attending event, also renowned children’s author, Louise Park, will be discussing her Cambodian Literacy Project at the lunch - Sunday September 24th

Aquatics: 2017 Pantaenius Newport To Coffs Coast Yacht Race Entries Now Open by RMYC BB

Pictures: Out And About: local heroes just being themselves at littlies rugby games, the annual RMYC Vintage Car Show raising funds for Bear Cottage, a good swell for confident surfers, Palm Beach Mermaids raising funds for Variety the Children's Charity, Rob Stokes, our local MP recognising another outstanding Pittwater Volunteer and a local transport provider that clearly cares refreshing and relaunching courtesy of a gentleman held in high esteem on the peninsula - the NSW Governor

Park Bench Philosopher Patrick Edward Quinn: A Manly Prose writer who gave us A Run To Pittwater (1889) and Songs for the Federation of Australia - as well as standing for a seat after being a NSW Poet/Politician

Palm Beach Sailing Club (PBSC) Open Day: Saturday the 12th of August from 12 p.m.

Artist of the Month:  August  2017: Adriaan van der Wallen  Most people know Adriaan as a great surfer on short or long boards or logs, or even one of his numerous collectors boards inherited from legends such as Midget Farrelly or Jack McCoy, or as the gentleman who teaches their Nippers as a Member of Avalon Beach SLSC or a part of the Masters Team at Palm Beach SLSC, or as the teacher who educates their children. Others will have seen his great photographic skills featured here as one of our regular contributors. A brilliant photographer who likes the shots that capture 'energy, fire and life' or those beautiful 'quiet reflections' of this place, we've finally convinced him to share some of his favourites and own up to being an Artist too when exercising his capacity to capture the essence of here - or anything he turns his eye to for that matter.

Profile:  Newport Residents Association becoming a member of your local residents' association is a way to turn one voice into many and help protect and shape the place you live in, the places you love - this one has been doing so since 1902.

History:  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: John (Jack) Ralston and Nora McAuliffe - the man who went out to try and save people in 1920, the incident that led to the formation of PBSLSC, and the man who is said to be the first to bring a surfboard to Palmy, was a good wave rider too. He married a Manly born girl who had a passion for the waves and surfing on a board in Nora...

Front Page Issue 324: Quite a bit...

2017 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence: Surf Lifesaver of the Year - Lara Boyle Whale Beach SLSC, Initiative of the Year - Mona Vale SLSC, Athlete of the Year - Jake Lynch, Newport SLSC, Junior Lifesaver of the Year - Elliott Prasad Narrabeen Beach SLSC, and Sport Team of the Year - Open First Aid Team, Freshwater SLSC

Pittwater Locals Disappointed by Delay in Plebiscite Bill

Newport SLSC 108th Annual General Meeting - Three new Life Members

Bilgola SLSC 68th Annual General Meeting from Romilly Madew, President

Avalon Beach SLSC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Two new Life Members by Rogers Sayers, ABSLSC Publicity Officer

RPAYC Named Club of the Year! - Marina Industry Association Award

What Makes Echidnas So Unique? by Lynleigh Greig

Aboriginal Engravings Vandalised At The Basin: NPWS Undertakes Program Of ‘Highlighting’ Engravings To Protect Them

Pittwater Yachting Legend Jack Gale Passes - Obituary written by Peter Kennett.

Aquatics: Kialoa II’s Revival At 47th Rolex Fastnet Race by Lisa Ratcliff - Elvina Bay resident Paddy Broughton and a superlative crew are racing in this prestigious old race, starts Sunday August 6th

Reflections by George Repin: BONIFACIO, CORSICA

2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship: RPAYC's All Women Crew: ran August 1-5 at Balboa Yacht Club, Newport Beach, California

Pictures: 2017 Masters And 1967 A Grade Reunion; Belrose Eagles invited Narrabeen Sharks from Brian Friend

DIY Ideas: DIY Bathroom Refresh: Zing For Spring - a few simple things you can do to make your bathroom all brand new and on a budget!

Park Bench Philosopher Patrick Edward Quinn: A Manly Prose writer who gave us A Run To Pittwater (1889) and Songs for the Federation of Australia - as well as standing for a seat after being a NSW Poet/Politician

Profile: Clareville & Bilgola Plateau Residents' Association (CABPRA) At: https://cabpra.wordpress.com/  This week an insight into anther of our local residents associations that ensure 'community' stays in our communities. Our winter meeting will be this Monday 7 August 7:30 pm at the Avalon Sailing Club. All residents welcome. Membership by donation - find out more about CABRA this week.

Front Page Issue 325

Park Bench Philosophers: Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline

Warriewood SLSC's 2017 AGM - Warriewood's First Female President- extracts from Annual Report

Leopard Seal On Bungan Beach: Please Maintain At Least 40 Metres From Seals That Come Ashore At This Time Of Year

Funding To Return Pasadena Site To Public Ownership: Once was Crown Land (1941) - 76 years later...

Mona Vale Performance Space: Northern Beaches Performing Arts Venue First Steps Under Shared Use Deal

Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS And Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s from and by Kathyrn Ryan

Nautical Treasure In Suburbia by Roger Wickins - is there a better place for the housing of this artwork celebrating Claude Chouls?, last of the last of our WWI Veterans

Aquatics: PLYMOUTH REVISITED FOR OWNERS OF THE CLASSIC 1963 BUILT KIALOA II 

Pictures: Avalon Bulldogs A Grade Match - Bulldogs get Semi-Finals Fever

Helmets: No 1 in Really Bad Poetry for Children

Profile: John McInerney OAM ; Vietnam Veterans Day (Northern) takes place today, Sunday August 13th, with a March from Palm Beach Ferry Wharf to the Cenotaph at Palm Beach RSL (Club Palm Beach) at 11.00 a.m. Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. Each year a small insight into one of our community members who served in this conflict reminds us of the rich life many around us have led in their determination to 'get on with it' after they have served in our defence forces. Vietnam was the last conflict Australians could be conscripted into prior to the age when they were able to vote - the age for voting being lowered from 21 to 18 in 1974. Prior to this men aged 20 had to perform National Service and could be sent overseas. This year a small insight into a gentleman who began his adult life serving, and serves the community still - at Newport SLSC, where he has worked in a variety of roles, and as the gentleman who helped launch the Veterans Centre – Sydney Northern Beaches.

Front Page Issue 326

On-Demand Public Transport Trial In Pittwater

Funds For Pittwater Foreshore And Pedestrian Improvements: Palm Beach (South) Landscape Masterplan, Careel Bay Foreshore Masterplan (Stage 2) and extension of the Hudson Parade Footpath Project between Clareville Beach and Taylors Point

Pictures: Mermaids Of Palm Beach Pictures From The 2017 Variety The Children's Charity B To B - Report and Photos by Viktorija McDonell

Vietnam Veterans Day (Northern) 2017 Commemorative Service

NSW To Stage The First-Ever Couta Boat Nationals Outside Victoria by Lisa Ratcliff

Waratah And Flint & Steel Track Problems Quickly Addressed by NPWS

Melinda Schneider Joins Northern Beaches Orchestra For Rotary 2017 Spring Concert: Wednesday, September 20th

Step Two For Kialoa II by Lisa Ratcliff & Marina Johnson

Reflections by George Repin: AUTUMN IN NEW ENGLAND USA

Whale Beach SLSC AGM 2017 - held August 13th, 2017

Aquatics: Freemantle To Pittwater And On To Paradise With Stealth by Lisa Ratcliff

Pittwater Greens Candidate Urges Rethink On Ingleside Plans, Calls for Council to Sign Climate Action Pledge - from Northern Beaches Greens

Local Government Election 2017 Candidates pages: Issue 326

Friends Of Pittwater- Local Government Election 2017: Peter Bosley, Jenny Stone and John Lettoof

Group B Independent Team Narrabeen Ward -Local Government Election 2017: Vincent De Luca OAM, Tammy Cook and Tony Biasi

Independents For Pittwater- Local Government Election 2017: Selena Griffith, Dr Suzanne Daly, Peter Middleton, Marcia Rackham and Lorrie Morgan

Your Northern Beaches Independent Team - Local Government Election 2017: Ian White, Katinga Schroeder and Bill Gye OAM 

Profile: Roland Luke

Roland Luke, winner of the NSW Premier's award in 2011 for Community Service, is really really great at looking out for and doing for others, and is known for getting on with it. There is so much this gentleman has done for our community and continues to do, and he keeps it so quiet, that many don't realise this humble man is that bloke behind a lot of great things that have happened here - not that he's scared to tell you off if he thinks you're acting up!
He's a straight talker who clearly believes actions speak louder than words, generous with his time and knowledge but still, is just getting on with it.
For all those who think they know this gentle giant, and have requested this small insight, a slightly deeper look 

Front Page Issue 327: RATS WIN SHUTE SHIELD - Avalon Bulldogs Win Premiership

Aquatics: Put On Your Sailing Shoes: Pittwater's 2017-2018 Sailing Season + some of these clubs events - Avalon Sailing Club, Bayview Yacht Racing Association, Couta Boat Club – Pittwater Chapter, Palm Beach Sailing Club, Palm Beach Yacht Club On Pittwater, Royal Motor Yacht Club Of Broken Bay (At Newport), Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Sailability Pittwater, Woody Point Yacht Club

Residents Should Not Fear Demerger Costs - visiting Greens MLC states - de-amalgamation bill to be debated again in September, petition calling on the state government to reconstitute Pittwater Council within its former boundaries, President of Protect Pittwater Bob Grace states this community group is seeking further legal advice and 'the fact that we seceded 20-odd years ago has some significance'

Funds For Wakehurst Parkway Flood Mitigation

Bushcare Volunteers Supported By State Government Grants Produce Positive Results at Dundundra Falls and Freshwater Beach

First Ministerial Statement On Veterans And Their Families - The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, courtesy the Office of Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski

Spoilt For Choice: Top 10 Spring Things To Do In The Pittwater Ward by Selena Griffith

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff 

Pictures: Signs of Spring 2017 - birds, flowers, fishers

Boats: No. 2  In Really Bad Poetry For Children

DIY Ideas Tips for Growing a Native Garden With Father's Day and the first day of Spring 2017 happening this week, a list of gardening tips, including cultivation, soil types, fertilising and mulching, and water-wise gardening, to make sure that your native garden is a success and you, and dad, enjoy your outdoors this coming season.

Local Government Election 2017 Candidates pages: Issue 327

Liberal Party Candidates For Pittwater - Local Government Election 2017 - Kylie Ferguson, Dale Cohen and Allan Porter

Your Northern Beaches Independent Team For The Narrabeen Ward - Local Government Election 2017 - Sue Heins, Rohan Fisher and Matt Nicholson 

Park Bench Philosopher: Australia: Place Of The Culling Fields: see a report on the burying alive of Australia's Hairy-nosed wombat in SA this week? with 'permits' still being issued to kill native fauna, mass destruction of habitat and laws changed to enable this further, continued roadkills, more killing by cats and dogs - ours will be the last generation to see/save what is left

Profile: Pittwater Baseball Club Website: www.pittwaterbaseballclub.com.au

The Season Start for 2017/2018 Pittwater Baseball Club commences Saturday, September 9th.  Their Mission: Share a community spirit through the joy of our children engaging in baseball.

History:  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: Alrema Becke Queen of Palm Beach - daughter of George Lewis Becke, famous South Seas trader and writer 'Louis Becke', who possibly surfed in Samoa, in 1908, before surfing here. Known as the best woman surfer in the state, then the Champion of Woman surfers in Australia, this lady organised numerous events to fund Palm Beach SLSC - so much so that they honoured her works

Front Page Issue 328

Fight for Pittwater Continues as Voters Go to the Polls from Protect Pittwater Community Group

Warriewood Proposal A Taste Of Things To Come: Greens State

Misleading B-Line Rumours Are Unhelpful - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP For Pittwater

Further Infrastructure Improvements For Mona Vale Hospital - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

Avalon Soccer Club: Another Brilliant Season

The Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) Set For Major Expansion - from Surfing Australia

Aquatics: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 151st Opening Day For The 2017-18 Sailing Season 

Pictures: Avalon Bulldogs A Grade Win Again - some great action photos by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

Reflections by George Repin: THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Park Bench Philosophers: The Beachcombers Surfboard Riding Club: Palm Beach, NSW - 1959 to 1961 from Ron Turton

Journeys Into The Wild: The Photography Of Peter Dombrovskis - a wonderful new book from NLA

Local Government Election 2017 Candidates pages: Issue 328

Greens Candidates For Pittwater Ward - Local Government Election 2017: Miranda Korzy, Pru Wawn and Andrew McIntosh

Independent Allies For Narrabeen Ward - Local Government Election 2017 : Steve Baldwin, Conny Harris and Jayden Walsh

Liberal Party candidates for Narrabeen Ward - Local Government Election 2017: Rory Amon, Neil Stronach and Vicky McGahey 

Profile: Sally Mayman and Dale Kentwell

Two local creatives have recently completed an odyssey of exploration and empowering others while being gifted with meeting wonderful people in a beautiful place. Out of this work this two ladies, both already mothers, have given birth to another child - the book released on September 1st, 2017 - Seeing Saltwater CountryThe Seeing Saltwater Country project began in 2009 when artists Sally Mayman and Dale Kentwell collaborated with the local indigenous peoples of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. The resultant exhibition of both photographs and painting explores connection to country highlighting a unique Saltwater lifestyle. The initial collaborations were at the time of the proposed gas hub at James Price point. The exhibition was first shown at Manly Regional Gallery and Museum in 2010 as part of the Local Guringai Festival and has recently been acquired by the State Library of Western Australia for their permanent collection with a publishing contract through Fremantle Press. You can meet Dale and Sally at Berkelouw Books on September 21st - details in their page. As are where you can get your hands on this book. This week an insight into where these ladies came from and where they're going to through this great work.

History:  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: Alrema Becke Queen of Palm Beach - daughter of George Lewis Becke, famous South Seas trader and writer 'Louis Becke', who possibly surfed in Samoa, in 1908, before surfing here. Known as the best woman surfer in the state, then the Champion of Woman surfers in Australia, this lady organised numerous events to fund Palm Beach SLSC - so much so that they honoured her works

Artist of the Month:  September 2017: Seeing Saltwater Country - by Sally Mayman and Dale Kentwell

Sally Mayman has been a photographer since the 1980s, working professionally in London and Australia. Sally has specialised in photographing people and landscapes, with many clients from corporate, editorial and government organisations. Dale Kentwell has been a practising artist since the 1980s and works across different media. She completed an art certificate at TAFE NSW and a BA and MA in visual arts at UNSW Art and Design. She has studied bush regeneration and bush land management and continues to work in this field. 

This book will appeal to people interested in art and photography and to those wanting to learn more about Aboriginal cultures and communities. It will also appeal to tourists visiting Australia’s popular Kimberley region. 

Front Page Issue 329

Local Government Election Results Show Very High Informal Vote Rate

MC38 Winter Regatta; Act 4 on Sydney Harbour 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff

Funds For Barrenjoey Community Performance Space

Community Groups Input Seemingly Ignored In B-Line Consultations

Aquatics: Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Wahu on Northern Beaches This Weekend by Surfing NSW

Come To The Star-Studded Event Of The Year: The Go Wild Gala!

Warriewood Proposal A Taste Of Things To Come: Greens State

Pictures: Pittwater: Where the Wild Flowers Are - A few thoughts from a hundred years ago this month (September 1917) which resonate through to today

Park Bench Philosophers: Threatened Species Day 2017: Wildlife Protectors by Kayleigh Greig

DIY Ideas FireCrunch, Australian Developed Fire-proof, Sustainable, Durable and Reliable Building Board Now Available at Johnson Bros. at Mona Vale and Narrabeen - find out more about this environmentally friendly, cost effective way to make all buildings a lot safer

Collector's Corner: Year Dated Beer Bottles Found In The Estuary Adjacent To Taylors Point - Roger Wickins recently made a donation to the Avalon Beach Historical Society which lends an insight into times past

Food: Graze n Cakes 3/38 Burrawong Road, Avalon A fresh new taste has been brought to Avalon with the Vietnamese influenced fare of Graze n Cakes. And oh boy, do they make cakes!

Profile: Paul Cunningham - we catch up with an old Narrabeen Boys High School gentleman - a fine football player and lover of music

History:  Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - In autumn 2014 a report on the Arrival Of The Mal - 1956 Surf Boards, the Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting with speakers David Lyall and Bob Head, who witnessed a revolution in riding waves here, recorded the introduction of the Mal. Through Roger Sayers and courtesy of Reg Wood, an insight into that 1956 Avalon Beach SLSC carnival adds more to that record of how seeking to highlight the great work of surf lifesaving in conjunction with the Melbourne Olympics brought with it a giant wave of a surfing change

Front Page Issue 330Jumping For Joy: Fauna Crossing For Mona Vale Road Confirmed

Aquatics: Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed - from Office of MP for Pittwater, Rob Stokes + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past

Fight To Recover Pittwater Council Continues Past Election Day

Pictures: Avalon Beach Women's Bowling Club Koala Carnival 2017: The 43rd All Women's Event

$1 Million For Currawong Beach Cottages - from Office of MP for Pittwater, Rob Stokes

Monika's Cat Rescue: That's right, the lady behind Monika's Doggie Rescue also finds homes for those furry purrers!

Anti-Coal Mining Documentary Completed As Memorial To Local Filmmaker Shown In Avalon Beach School 

Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta 2017 A Double Win For RPAYC Youth Development Crews: Hosted By CYCA by Olivia Price

Board Riders All Class At State Champs: Palm Beach SLSC Wins Point Score by Surf Life Saving NSW

Park Bench Philosophers: The Firecracker That Closed Narrabeen Hotel By Ken Lloyd (Savalloyd) + Narrabeen Hotel Licence Transfer Trail and a few Extras

Reflections by George Repin: POMPEII

2017-18 Farr 40 One Design Season: The Farrs And The Quicks Are Back! By Lisa Ratcliff

Profile: Alistair Shields  This week a few insights into Palm Beach SLSC's new Captain, Alistair Shields, underlines that this is a dynamic movement comprised of people who really care about others and ensuring their enjoyment of the beach will not be compromised by danger when they swim between the flags. The Surf Life Saving Patrol Season commences Saturday September 23rd this year in time for the Spring School Holidays. The season runs until Tuesday 29th April, 2018. Surf Life Saving is the largest volunteer-based, grassroots community movement in the country. Last year there were more than 6.4 million visits to NSW beaches. Lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers performed over 5,000 rescues, 26,000 first aid treatments and 440,000 preventative actions. 

Front Page Issue 331: Patrol Season Opens, Boardriders Comp. at Narrabeen, Spring Birds return

Funding Secured For Narrabeen Athletics Track Upgrade from Office of Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski

Narrabeen Hosts Event 3 Of The Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2017/18 by Surfing NSW 

NSW Surf Patrol Season Starts by Surf Life Saving NSW (includes link to 2017 NSW Coastal Safety Report)

Reducing Roadkill On Mona Vale Road by David Palmer, Pittwater Natural Heritage Association

Aquatics: Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta - Rikki's New Aussie Adventure by Lisa Ratcliff

The Catch: The Story Of Fishing In Australia a new NLA book by Anna Clark: Berkelouw's at Mona Vale are hosting Anna on Thursday October 12th for a focus on this new work, details and how to book here

Pictures: School Holidays 2017: Take a Bush Walk in Our Pittwater Reserves, Catch a Ferry Offshore or Picnic With a View

Pets - No. 3 In: Really Bad Poetry For Children

DIY Ideas School Holidays DIY Ideas for Children: Little Vegetables Garden, Swing, Windchimes + For those looking for a bigger Spring project Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 catalogue - Renovate, Make it Great, is available now  with items on sale to 1 October 2017

Jean-François De Galaup, Comte De Lapérouse - 18th Century Relic To Be Anchored In New Home (September 2017)

Profile: Lara Boyle - Whale Beach SLSC Captain for her second year in a row, the 2017 Surf Life Saver of the year at both Branch and State level, currently undertaking two degrees, Lara wants to promote a healthy lifestyle as her career, she loves the outdoors – being fit, and sharing ways to do this. Lara is also a dynamo – intelligent, intent on continuing self development with a lifelong learning ethos, and yes, also a really lovely young woman who is grateful for any opportunity to help others.

Front Page Issue 332

Surf Club Open Day 2017 Set To Make A Big Splash: Sunday October 15th

Aquatics: State Of The Beaches 2016-2017: Northern Sydney (Pittwater To Manly) 

Pictures: The Lion Island Challenge 2017 hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

Eclipsed Rudder Replaced In Time For Couta Boat Nationals by Lisa Ratcliff

Reflections by George Repin: DIDYMA

Rising Young Pianists 2017 To Perform At Forestville This October: Wyvern Music 2017

Lock Crowther 2017 Multihull Regatta by Alan Brand

DIY Ideas Bushfire Season Preparation 2017: Home and Outdoor Areas - The NSW Rural Fire Service recommends the following checklist to prepare your home and property, including sealing, installing metal gutter guards + 

Park Bench Philosopher Did Teddy Evans Fatally Undermine Scott Of The Antarctic? - The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by a UNSW researcher reveal a different story – and a possible cover up.

Big Names Head To The Festival Of Sails 2018: New Ichi Ban now here, RGYC, Victoria’s 2017 Yacht Club of the Year, has reduced entry fees across all divisions and owners who enter before November 30 will receive an anniversary plaque engraved with their boat name - by Lisa Ratcliff

Contender Australian And World Championships 2018 Coming To McCrae Yacht Club by Di Pearson

Profile: Adriana Labate - our October 2017 Artist of the Month is a Scotland Islander with a passion for photography. Adriane is currently working on the "Aether" series which brings together my passion for photography and my passion for the natural world. Using an in-camera technique I aim to capture the "spirit" of the 4 elements (Air, Earth, Fire and Water). Two images of this series have recently been selected to be part of an art exhibition organised by the Northern Beaches Council this coming November.

History:  Traces Of WWII Coast Watchers Found On Bangalley Headland In 1942 After Recent Fire  a reader and regular walker along the tracks of the 'little hill' overlooking Avalon Beach has sent in some photographs of carvings dated with Service numbers and dated in 1942 - we investigated what was going on then, not only in WWII service by the enlisted and the Plane Spotting volunteers, but also who and what else was going on here

Artist of the Month: October 2017: Adriana Labate Brazilian photographic artist and biologist living in Sydney since 2009 and on Scotland Island since 2015. For the last 16 years I have studied photography in all its aspects - technological, historical and philosophical. I have participated in various contests and exhibitions, such as "Gardens in Focus" at the Royal Botanical Garden in Sydney, when I was selected as a finalist.

Adriane is currently working on the "Aether" series which brings together my passion for photography and my passion for the natural world. Using an in-camera technique I aim to capture the "spirit" of the 4 elements (Air, Earth, Fire and Water). Two images of this series have recently been selected to be part of an art exhibition organised by the Northern Beaches Council this coming November.

Available for photography tuition and workshops for all ages such as: "Thinking Photography", "The Magic of Light: Pinhole Camera", "Lightpainting", "My place", "Cabinet of Curiosities", "Seeing Light".

Front Page Issue 333

Newport B-Line Update October 2017: Roundabout proposed for Neptune/ Barrenjoey roads - Newport Residents Association is holding a Community Rally around these issues on Sunday October 22nd at 12.30 p.m. at Newport Surf Club - all welcome. Transport for NSW is holding drop in sessions so you may ask questions and provide feedback - dates, times and places in page

Pilot Project Puts Microplastics in the Spotlight What’s in our Lagoons? launched at the Narrabeen Lagoon

Surf Club Open Day 2017 Set To Make A Big Splash: Sunday October 15th

Local Surfers Shine in Round Two of Woolworths Grom Comp at Cronulla from Surfing NSW

The Long Hop to Freedom by Lynleigh Grieg, Sydney Wildlife

Soldier On Launches Side By Side: Soldier On NSW will be hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on October 22nd for a Family Sailing Day and BBQ - this week Soldier On HQ announced the launch of support for current and former staff from Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Immigration, Attorney-Generals and Defence and agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force

Next Generation Of Sydney and Northern Beaches Surf Athletes Put Through Paces from Surf Life Saving NSW

Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2017: Take part from 23 - 29 October - how many birds live here?

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers 2017: runs from October 27th to November 13th

Aquatics: MC38s Draw Record Fleet And A Bevy Of Superstars by Lisa Ratcliff

Pictures: Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club by Lisa Ratcliff

Park Bench Philosopher Pacific Highway Koala Holocaust by Sue Arnold

Food: Mekong: Merchants of Taste - great new place to enjoy fresh authentic Vietnamese street food in Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach: salads, Pho (soup) Baguettes and more

Profile: Norman Godden: joined Warriewood SLSC in 1953, witnessed visiting American surfers at Avalon Beach in 1956, was born in Manly a little before that! A few insights into an earlier Warriewood and Manly - and surfing's turning point!! + a few extra Historical Warriewood insights

Profiles:

Profile interviews, unless otherwise indicated, are by A J Guesdon

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Bradley 1788 Journal  Midholme Loggan Rock Cabin La Corniche La Corniche II Lion Island Bungan Beach  Botham Beach Scarred Trees  Castles in the Sand Dame Nellie Melba lunches at Bilgola Spring, 1914   First Flight In Australia at Narrabeen  Mona Vale Golf Club Annual Balls  Governor Phillip camps on Resolute Beach  Ruth Bedford  Jean Curlewis  Mollie Horseman  Charlotte Boutin  May Moore  Neville W Cayley  Leon Houreux  Frederick Wymark  Sir Adrian Curlewis  Bilgola  Heron Cove Mullet Creek  Shark Point  Woodley's Cottage  A Tent at The Basin  Collins Retreat-Bay View House-Scotts Hotel  Bilgola Cottage-House  The First Pittwater Regatta  Women Cricketers Picnic  Filmed In Pittwater  Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn  Waradiel Season  Church at Church Point  Governor Phillip's Exploration of Broken Bay 2-9th of March 1788  Petroglyths Avalon Headland Landmark  Steamers Part I  Pittwater Aquatic Club Part I  Woody Point Yacht Club  Royal Motor Yacht Club Part I  Dorothea Mackellar  Elaine Haxton  Neva Carr Glynn  Margaret Mulvey  Jean Mary Daly Walter Oswald Watt  Wilfrid Kingsford Smith  John William Cherry  George 'Scotty' Allan  McCarrs Creek  Narrabeen Creek  Careel Creek Currawong Creek  Bushrangers At Pittwater  Smuggling At Broken Bay  An Illicit Still at McCarr's Creek  The Murder of David Foley  Mona Vale Outrages  Avalon Camping Ground  Bayview Koala Sanctuary  Ingleside Powder Works  Palm Beach Golf Course  Avalon Sailing Club  Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club Palm Beach SLSC Part I - The Sheds  Warriewood SLSC Whale Beach SLSC Flagstaff Hill - Lovett Bay Mount Loftus - Newport  Pill Hill - Palm Beach Sheep Station Hill - Warriewood  SS Florrie  SS Phoenix & General Gordon Paddlewheeler  MV Reliance  The Elvina  Florida House  Careel House Melrose-The Green Frog  Small Yacht Cruising Club of Pittwater  Canoe and I Go With The Mosquito Fleet (1896)  Pittwater Regattas Part I - Dates and Flagships to 1950  Shark Incidents In Pittwater  The Kalori  Church Point Wharf  Bayview Wharf  Newport Wharf Palm Beach Jetty - Gow's Wharf  Max Watt  Sir Francis Anderson Mark Foy  John Roche  Albert Verrills Broken Bay Customs Station at Barrenjoey  Broken Bay Water Police  Broken Bay Marine Rescue - Volunteer Coastal Patrol  Pittwater Fire-Boats  Prospector Powder Hulk at Towler's Bay  Naval Visits to Pittwater 1788-1952  Pittwater's Torpedo Wharf and Range  Naval Sea Cadets in Pittwater  S.S. Charlotte Fenwick  S.S. Erringhi  P.S. Namoi Australia's First School Launch Was In Pittwater  Australia's First Steamers S.Y. Ena I, II and III  Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction Barrenjoey and Broken Bay Shipwrecks to 1900  Barrenjoey Light Keepers  Douglas Adrian Ross VP Day 2013  Newport SLSC 1909-1938 Overview Part 1  North Narrabeen SLSC - Formative Years  First Naval Exercises by New South Wales Colonial Ships –The Wolverene at Broken Bay   Bilgola SLSC - the first 10 years  North Palm Beach SLSC A History of Pittwater Parts 1 and 4 Pittwater Regattas 1907 and 1908 Pittwater Regattas - 1921 - The Year that Opened and Closed with a Regatta on Pittwater    Pittwater Regatta Banishes Depression - 1933    The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair   Careel Bay Jetty-Wharf-Boatshed  Gow-Gonsalves Boatshed -Snapperman Beach  Camping at Narrabeen - A Trickle then a Flood  Pittwater's Parallel Estuary - The Cowan 'Creek'  RMYC Broken Bay Boathouse and Boatshed Barrenjoey Boat House The Bona - Classic Wooden Yacht  Mona Vale Hospital Golden Jubilee - A Few Insights on 50 Years as a Community Hospital Far West Children's Health Scheme - the Formation Years  The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy and Race and the Gentleman who loved Elvina Bay Royal Motorr Yacht Club Broken Bay - Cruiser Division History - A History of the oldest division in the Royal Motor Yacht Club   Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Early Motor Boats and Yachts, their Builders and Ocean Races to Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury and Pittwater    The Royal Easter Show Began As the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales   The Mail Route to Pittwater and Beyond  The Wild Coachmen of Pittwater - A Long and Sometimes Bumpy Ride on Tracks Instead of Roads The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gow'€™s Tom Thumb 'Canoe'   Furlough House Narrabeen  - Restful Sea Breezes For Children and Their Mothers  From Telegraphs to Telephones - For All Ships at Sea and Those On Land Mona Vale Training Grounds - From Lancers on Horses to Lasses on Transport Courses  Fred Verrills; Builder of Bridges and Roads in Australia during WWII, Builder of Palm Beach  Communications with Pittwater  Ferries To Pittwater  A History of Pittwater - Part 4: West Head Fortress   Pittwater's Lone Rangers - 120 Years of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the Men of Flowers Inspired by Eccleston Du Faur  Early Pittwater Launches and Ferries Runs In Pittwater Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Club house  Avalon Beach SLSC - The Second and Third Club houses  From Beneath the Floorboards at Hyde Park Barracks   Bungaree Flamboyant  Andrew Thompson - 'Long Harry' Albert Thomas Black John Collins of Avalon Narrabeen Prawning Times - A Seasonal Tide of Returnings Oystering in the Pittwater Estuary - Oyster Kings and Pearl Kings and When Not to Harvest Oysters  Yabbying In Warriewood Creeks Eeling in Warriewood's Creeks (Includes A Short History of community involvement in favour of environmental issues and campaigns in and around Narrabeen Lagoon - 1974 to present by David James OAM)  Eunice Minnie Stelzer Pittwater Matriarch  Maria Louisa Therry-Pittwater Matriarch  Manly's Stone Kangaroo, Camera Obscura,  First Maze and 'Chute' - Fun Days in Sea Hazes from 1857 On  A Salty Tale of the Kathleen Gillett – A Small Reminder and Celebration of Our 70th Sydney to Hobart   Katherine Mary Roche - Pittwater Matriarch  Sarah A. Biddy Lewis and Martha Catherine Benns Pittwater Matriarchs  Pittwater'€™s New Cycle Track of 1901€“ Manly to Newport  The Rock Lily Hotel  Barrenjoey House  The Pasadena Jonah's  St Michael's Arch The First Royal Visitor to Australia: the Incident at Clontarf March 12th, 1868  Pittwater: Lovely Arm of the Hawkesbury By Noel Griffiths - includes RMYC Wharf and Clareville Wharf of 1938 + An Insight into Public Relations in Australia  George Mulhall First Champion of Australia in Rowing - First Light-Keeper  at Barranjuey Headland  Captain Francis Hixson - Superintendent of Pilots, Lights, and Harbours and Father of the Naval Brigade  The First Boat Builders of Pittwater I: the Short Life and Long Voyages of Scotland Island Schooner the Geordy  The Marquise of Scotland Island   Boat Builders of Pittwater II: from cargo schooners and coasters to sailing skiffs and motorised launches   A Glimpse of the Hawkesbury.(1883) By Francis Myers. Illustrated by J C Hoyte  130th Anniversary of Australia’s Sudan Contingent - Local Connections of the first Australians to Serve The Currawong: Classic Yacht  The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/ Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 –  at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary  Captain T. Watson and his Captain Cook Statues: A Tribute to Kindness  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Hordern or Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary  Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Bilgola Beach - The Cabbage Tree Gardens and Camping Grounds - Includes Bilgola - The Story Of A Politician, A Pilot and An Epicure by Tony Dawson and Anne Spencer  Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks   Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Bungan Beach and Bungan Head Reserves:  A Headland Garden  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Green Family  Elanora: Some Early Notes and Pictures  The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Williams Family Early Cricket in Pittwater: A small Insight Into the Noble Game from 1880's On  The Pacific Club's 2016 Carnival in Rio Fundraiser for Palm Beach SLSC Marks the 79th Year of Support  Bert Payne Park, Newport: Named for A Man with Community Spirit  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Fox Family   Surf Carnivals in February 1909, 1919, 1925, a Fancy Dress Rise of Venus and Saving Lives with Surfboards  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Paddon Family   Mermaid Basin, Mona Vale Beach: Inspired 1906 Poem by Viva Brock  Early Pittwater Schools: The Barrenjoey School 1872 to 1894  The Royal Easter Show and 125th Celebration of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College: Farmers Feed Us!  The Newport School 1888 to 2016  Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners of Bliss - A History  The Royal Botanical Garden Sydney Celebrates 200 Years in 2016 The Porter Family of Newport: Five Brother Soldiers Serve in WWI  Church Point and Bayview: A Pittwater Public School Set on the Estuary  The Basin, Pittwater: A Reprise: Historical Records and Pictures  Lighthouse Keepers Cottages You Can Rent in NSW - Designed or Inspired by Colonial Architect James Barnet: Includes Historic 'Lit' Days records   Bayview Days Ships Biscuits - the At Sea Necessity that Floated William Arnott’s Success  Mona Vale Public School 1906 to 2012    St Johns Camden: 176th And 167th Anniversaries In June 2016 - Places To Visit  Narrabeen Lagoon And Collaroy Beachfront: Storms And Flood Tides Of The Past   Avalon Beach Public School - A History  Muriel Knox Doherty  Sir Herbert Henry Schlink  Shopping And Shops In Manly: Sales Times From 1856 To 1950 For A Fishing Village  Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom  Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes of Old  A Few Glimpses Into Narrabeen's Past Beauties  Dr. Isobel Ada Bennett AO  Taronga Zoo 100th Birthday Parade: 1000 Reasons To Celebrate  War Memorials: Manly, October 14, 1916  Avalon Beach Golf Course: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  War Memorials - Mona Vale, November 14, 1926  Annie Wyatt Reserve Palm Beach: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II Tumbledown Dick Hill Ingleside Snippets  Waratah Farm and Narrabeen Plums: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald And Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably!  Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration in November 2016 hosted by Bayview-Church Point Residents Association  Dr. Jenny Rosen's Historical Timeline  Celebrating 60 Years Of Club Palm Beach   Early Years At Narrabeen: The Plane Sailing Day Of 1944  The  Five Ways- Six ways Junction; Kamikaze Corner - Avalon Bilgola  RPAYC Season on Pittwater and coming of Jubilees in Summer of 1938 Local Explorers’ Modern Day Discovery - Governor Phillip’s First Landing site, Campsite and contact with Local Aborigines in Pittwater: The Case for West Head Beach  Rendezvous Tea Rooms Palm Beach  St Cloud's Jersey Stud at Elanora Heights: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II   Roderic Quinns Poems And Prose For Manly, Beacon Hill, Dee Why And Narrabeen  A Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I – Of Places, Peoples And The Development Of Australian Art And Artists: The Estuary  Celebrating World Radio Day 2017: The Bilgola Connection With The Beginnings Of Radio In Australia   Emile Theodore Argles - champion of all Australians without a Voice - a very funny Satirist, Manly Poet and Pittwater Prose Litterateur  Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections  Victor James Daley: A Manly Bard And Poet  Let's Go Fly A Kite !: Palm Beach Whistling Kites Inspire sharing How to Make Standard, school holidays fun with a bit of Australian and Narrabeen history Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I: Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes  The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello) An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914  Henry Lawson - A Manly Bard and Poet: on his 150th Birthday  Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art I: Artists and Artists Colonies  Opportunity To Visit Submarine War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago  Early Bayview - insights courtesy Don Taylor and Margaret Tink  Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: John (Jack) Ralston and Nora McAuliffe  Patrick Edward Quinn: A Manly Prose writer who gave us A Run To Pittwater (1889) and Songs for the Federation of Australia Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS And Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s from and by Kathyrn Ryan Nautical Treasure In Suburbia by Roger Wickins  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: Alrema Becke Queen of Palm Beach       The Beachcombers Surfboard Riding Club: Palm Beach, NSW - 1959 to 1961  Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - Reg Wood  Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past  The Firecracker That Closed Narrabeen Hotel By Ken Lloyd (Savalloyd) + Narrabeen Hotel Licence Transfer Trail and a few Extras  Traces Of WWII Coast Watchers Found On Bangalley Headland - 1942 Earlier Warriewood insights per Norman Godden + Extras

Pictorials: 

2015 Year in Review: Nature and environment - Earth, Air, Water, Stone  2015 In Pictures: Events – A 10 out of 10 + 20 to 100 to 149 Years of Celebrations and Commemorations  2015 In Pictures: People  2015 In Pictures: By Others Reprise  2016 3 Way Inter-club Fishing competition

A Stroll Through Warriewood Valley with David James OAM - A Living Wetland   Adrian Boddy's Bird Backyard  Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters 2013 and Palm Beach Surf Life saving Club Open Carnival 2013  Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival 2014    Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival 2016   America Bay walking track: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park  Annual Spring Concert and Bush Flowers Too  ANZAC Day 2012  ANZAC Day 2013  ANZAC Day 2014  ANZAC Day 2015  ANZAC Day 2016 Anzac Day 2017  April 2012 RainSong TreeFest  Art in Odd Places at Dee Why 2013  ASGMWP Sorry Day 2013  At Your Feet - March 2013 Australia Day 2012 Australia Day 2013  August 2014   Australia Day 2014     Australia Day 2015 Autumn Colours In Pittwater: March 2016  Avalon Beach Women's Bowling Club Koala Carnival 2017: The 43rd All Women's Event  Avalon Beach SLSC Club- House: 3rd becomes 4th Celebratory Pictorial  Avalon Beach SLSC 2013 Ocean Swim  Avalon Beach SLSC's Ocean Swim 2016 Avalon Bulldogs Season Open NRL Legends and Avalon Greats Fundraiser for Sunnyfield Assoc.   Avalon Bulldogs and Mona Vale Raiders Run Rampant In Hitchcock Park!  Avalon Bulldogs 2016 Premiership Teams Celebration    Avalon Bulldogs Get Semi Finals Fever 2017  Avalon Bulldogs A Grade Win Again 2017 Premiership  Avalon Craft Cottage By The Sea Exhibit July 2012 Avalon Market Day 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2011    Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial  Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial  Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial  A Week In Pittwater First Week of Winter 2013  A Week In Pittwater Issue 128 A Week In Pittwater March 2014 Issue 154 A Week In Pittwater June 2014  Issue 168 A Week In Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial  A Week in Pittwater March 2016  

Bangalley Mid-Winter  Bangalley Headland Self Guided Walk July 2014 Barrenjoey Headland Bushflowers Spring 2012  Barrenjoey Headland Old and New Pictorial Barrenjoey Isthmus 1955 and 2016   Barrenjoey Rally 14.7.2013  Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration Bilgola'€™s Clean Sweep in Round One of 2014-15 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership Bilgola Beach SLSC's SLS SNB Surf Boat Carnival 2015-2016 Season  Beach Life - Summer In Pittwater 2013  Bei Loon May 2012 Practice Session Pictorial  Big Swim 2013  Birds At Our Window  Birds at our Window - Winter 2014  Big Swim 2014  Big Swim 2015  Birdland June 2016  Bird Songs for Spring 2016  Blue-Green-Blue  Blue Green Blue Green 2016 BL's Blast Off 2011  BL's Blast off 2012  BL's Blast Off 2013 BL's Blast Off 2014 BL's Blast Off 2015  Biophilia Mondo Launched  Bopulaters and November Kookaburra  Bush Reserves In Winter: West Head and Narrabeen Lagoon by Selena Griffith, July 2017

Car & Bike Fest 2012  Careel Bay Salt Marsh Wetlands I  Careel Bay Marina Winter Festival 2016  Careel Creek Birdland 8.8.2015  Careel Creek Egrets - Sign of Spring in August 2012  Careel Creek - If You Rebuild It They Will Come Careel Creek Rebuilt Pictorial - Royal Spoonbill  Carols At The Beach 2016  Clareville Beach Reserve 2016 Mid-Winter Suntrap  Classic Beauty at 2015 RMYC Pittwater Festival Yacht Regatta Couta Boat 2017 Australian Championships on Pittwater  Currawong Day   

Dog Day by the Bay 2012 Dog Day by the Bay 2013 Dragonfly Dreamings Summer Verges Spring 2014

Eleven  East At Easter  Eastern Tern August 2012 Easter Tide 2014  Events in 2015 - The Pictorial Wrap  

First Few Days of 2015 in Pittwater First Week of Spring 2014 First Week of Winter Pictorial Mix  First Week of 2013 Pittwater Mix    From Near and Far January 2015 Mix by Many Football Season 2016 Opens in Pittwater  Foot Down 2011 FONBPC Fashion Parade  

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Geoff Clarke's Sunrises II  Geoff Clarke Issue 62 June 2012  Getting Air - South Avalon  Go Outside and Play: FREE Pittwater Bushwalks for School Holiday Fun  Good People and Good Things Issue 86  Graduates 

Haka Visits Hitchcock Hawkesbury River Wharves Hilltop to Bay Edge: what's Flowering 1st week of September 2012 Hilltop Clareville Weathers May to July 2013  Hybrid Match 2016: Battle of the Bends Avalon and Newport Rugby

Inaugural Surf Boat Shoot Out at RMYC - Opening Event of the 2014 Pittwater Festival  Interstate Championships 2015 - hosted by Newport SLSC IRB Premierships 2013 in Pittwater  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 2011  Issue 20: VP Day 2011/ Pittwater Artists Trail at Bilgola/ Thororughly Thora/Yes You Can at Newport  Issue 49: Slushie Day MV Swell PCA Ceramics  Issue 60 May 2012 Birdland Smiles Beamings Early Winter Blooms  Issue 76: Irrawong Reserve - Dance Fever - MVPS Centenary Festival Day - 2012 Spring Concert  Issue 81 - Birdland Above Estuary - RPAYC Saturday Afternoon Racing October 2012 - Masked Lapwing Reflected  Issue 100 Cover Issue 102: PBSC Bullets Regatta 2013 - RPAYC Sail Expo 2013 - Adrenalin 2013 Surf and Skate Comp  Issue 106: Black Swans, Autumn Native Flowers, Pittwater People Issue 117 Front Page  Issue 119 Front Page  Issue 120 Front Page It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 2013  Issue 161 Pictorial Everything by Everyone

June 2016 Storm: One Community - One Objective - the Community's Record in Pictures  Juvenile Sea Eagle at Church Point  

Katandra Bushland Sanctuary Pictorial  Katandra Sanctuary Open Days 2015  King Parrots in Our Front Yard  King Tide at Bayview - January 2014  Kookaburra Turf

Lions Club of Pittwater Annual Christmas Party Lion Island Challenge 2012 Lion Island Challenge 2013 Lion Island Challenge 2014  Lion Island Challenge 2015  Lion Island Challenge 2016  Lion Island Challenge 2017  Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta 2015: Hosted by RMYC Multihull Division 

Maria Regina Avalon Christmas Decorations 2011 Marine Rescue Broken Bay The Vessels Pictorial   McKay Reserve Palm Beach    Melbourne Cup 2012 in Pittwater Mermaids of Palm 2016 B to B Bash Pictures from the Road Mermaids of Palm 2017 B to B Bash Pictures From the Road  Mona Vale Eye Balm Mid Autumn Flowerings  Mid Autumn Visions April 2014   Mid-Spring 2011  Mid-Autumn 2012 Flowerings  Mixed Bag Issue 208 Mona Vale SLSC 90th Celebrations Mothers Day Flowers 2012  Mother's Day Flowers 2013 Mother's Day Flowers 2015 Mother's Day Flowers 2016  Mother's Day Flowers 2017  MVH Cora Adcock Palliative Care Upgrade Begins June 2013  MVHA 2012 Fashion Parade   Mona Vale Hospital's Golden Jubilee - A Jubilant Celebration of Community  MV Reliance and Maria Regina Avalon - Clareville Outing

NASA June 2016 Surfing Comp National Interstate Championships 2014 Hosted By Newport SLSC  Nature 2015 Review Earth Air Water Stone   NLASC Learn to Swim Program   NBI Fun Day 2011  NBI Family Fun Day 2012  Newport SLSC Surf Racing Team Recovery Session March 2013    Newport Village and Beach: Easter Saturday 2016 - Art Festival and Rock Pools  North Narrabeen Lagoon - Spring 2013

Opening of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay 88th Boating Season 2014-2015 - Pictorial  Out and About In Pittwater November 2015 Out and About in Pittwater October 2016 Out and About July 2017 

Pacific Black Duck Bath - May 2013 Pacific Club Blanc de Blanc Fundraiser for Palm Beach SLSC  Palm Beach Bible Gardens Flowering   Palm Beach Bible Garden Upgrades Palm Beach Ferry Rides to the Western Shores of Pittwater on the Myra - 2014 - Ferry Wharves of Pittwater  Palm Beach Ferry Rides - The Ferry to Wagstaffe and Ettalong - 2014 PBSC Beware The Bullets Regatta 2013 Day One Action PBSC Beware the Bullets Regatta 2016 Day One Action  Palm Beach Sailing Club Annual Fish and Chip Run a Princesses Paradise    PBYC Images   Palm Beach from SunriseHill  Palm Beach Sailing Club's 2014 Palm Beach Wharf Upgrade October 2014  Paradise Beach PCA Annual Art Show 2012   Pelican Lamps  Pittwater 2013 - A Year In Pictures Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2013    Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015    Pittwater Becalmed  Pittwater Bushflowers Spring 2011 Pittwater Food & Wine Fair 2012 & Council 20th Celebrations Pittwater From On High  Pittwater Mix: June 2016 Pittwater Mix October 2016  Pittwater Online News: Issue 300    Pittwater Pathways August 2016  Pittwater People Near and Far - Issue 181  Pittwater Kaleidoscope: November 2015 Issue 241 Pictorial    Pittwater the Beautiful - Mid June 2015  Pittwater Visions by Dave Whiteman  Pittwater Waterbirds - A Celebration for World Oceans Day 2015 Pittwater: Where the Wild Flowers Are 1917 to 2017   Polo by the Sea 2015 at Hitchcock Park Careel Bay

Red Wattlebird Song - November 2012  Remembrance Day 2011 at Avalon RSL November Wildflowers  RMYC  RMYC Broken Bay 87th Year Opening - the 2013/14 Boating Season Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Opening of Sailing Season and Sail Past Sept. 2012 RMYC Multihull Divisions Lock Crowther Regatta 2014 RMYC BB Unique Car Show 2014  Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 2015 Opening of Sailing Season – 149th Celebration 

Salt Air Creatures Feb.2013  Saving Currawong Issue 100 Reprise    Storm and Sunset Sea Eagles Players Join In Avalon Bulldogs J.R.F.L.C. Training Session Sea Mists and Salt Airs of Pittwater  SLSC 2013 Interstate Championships  SLSSNB Boat Premiership  2013 Round One at Bilgola  SLSSNB Boat Premiership 2013 Round Two at Newport SLSSNB Boat Premierships Round Three at Warriewood  SLS- SNB Branch Championships 2015  SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events  SLS SNB Branch Championships 2016  SLS SNB Branch Championships 2017 SLS Winter Jet Ski Training at North Palm Beach   Social Pittwater: June 2016 Issue 266 Social Pittwater June 2017 Sometimes Issue 68 Songs for Soibada II   Songs For Soibada III  South-West North-East - Issue 176 Pictorial   South West East North August 2015  Spring has Sprung 2013   Spring 2015 Bush Flowers by Bea Pierce  Storm Swell June 2012  Spring Becomes Summer 2014 Spring Unto Summer 2016   Summer Greens  Summer Honey - January - 2012   Summer Myrrh February 2012  Summertime In Pittwater 2012-13 Summer 2012-13 Recap of Issues Summer 2013 - Wild Berries Flowers Birds and Getting Wet Issue 93  Summer 2014 Pittwater's Environment 'Notes' - The Elementals   Summer In Pittwater 2016: Cicadas Birds Beaches Peoples Artists Summer 2015-2016 Reprise Issue 253 Celebration  Summer 2017 In Pittwater: Palm Beach SLSC  Summer 2017 in Pittwater: Newport SLSC Summer 2017 in Pittwater: Avalon Beach SLSC Summer in Pittwater 2017: RPAYC Regattas on Pittwater  Sunshine Mix from Week in Pittwater July 2015  Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park 2014  Sweet Mid-Autumn 2012 Swells  Sydney Storm April 2015 In Pittwater  Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic Fundraiser Signs of Spring 2017  Spring School Holidays 2017: Pittwater's Beauty a Place to Be in for Free 

The Air Will Catch Me Because I Have Wings  The Blessings of Rain  The Pittwater Estuary: Fishing Haven for Children  The Galah  The Inaugural 315 Km Sydney Harbour and Coast Walk   The Surfer  The 12 Days Of A Pittwater Christmas 2011  The 12 Days Of A Pittwater Christmas 2012 The Twelve Days of a Pittwater Christmas - 2013  The 12 Days of a Pittwater Christmas - 2014  Third Week Of May 2012 - Bird Flaps  Tree Giant   35th Warriewood to Mona Vale ocean Swim - The Don Jenkins Memorial Race

Variety Mermaids PCA at Avalon Market Day 2011 Vietnam Veteran's (Nthn.) Day 2011 at PB RSL  Vietnam Veteran's Day (Nthn.) 2012 Vietnam Veterans Day (Nthn.) 2013 Vietnam Veterans Day (Nthn.) 2014

Warriewood SLSC Hosts Round 3 of SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2014-2015 Warriewood SLSC Hosts Round 3 2016-17 Surf Boat Premiership  Water Water Water Issue 190   What Comes Naturally Issue 61  White Light Beams  Winter Birdsong  Winter in Pittwater 2013 Pictorial  Winter Sunsets 2012 World Oceans Day 2012 World Oceans Day 2014 

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A Dream by Michael Larkin

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater 

ASG - MWP Public Meeting 14.11.11: Misinformation and the media by Neil Evers A Night To Remember by Neil Evers

ASGMWP Tribal Warrior Evening by Michael Mannington  Laurie Bimson's Marinated Kangaroo Recipe

The Story of Bob Waterer and his Family 1803-2010 By Nan Bosler   Meeting Bob Waterer and Nan Bosler

Bob Waterer Profile  Neil Evers Profile  8th Bush To Beach at South Narrabeen SLSC by Michael Mannington

Live Life Loudly - Guringai Festival 2013 Begins with Positivity - NT Intervention Discussion and Cathy Freeman and Preston Campbell attend Peninsula Schools Gift of 'Play' to fellow schoolchildren

ASGMWP - Sorry Day 2013  Peninsula CommUNITY of Schools Art Exhibition

Northside Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition by S Evers and Michael Mannington

2014 Guringai Festival - “Wellness and Wellbeing for all People”       Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial 

Guringai Festival 2015 – Pittwater Events

Guringai Festival 2016 – Pittwater Events: May 29 to July 11

Moon Rock Declared An Aboriginal Place - Photos of by Neil Evers + Garden Island dedicating a park to King Bungaree on November 26 + Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Forum on November 28 on expansion of Narrabeen Lagoon catchment parklands and Narrabeen State Park

Guringai Festival 2017: Pittwater and Surrounds Events 

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Adrian Boddy Articles

Adrian Boddy Profile  Traudi Line Profile

Adrian Boddy's Bird Backyard King Parrots in Our Front Yards

Out of the Ashes by Adrian Boddy Val Harrold — Artist and Sculptor by Adrian Boddy

The Mopoke or Tawny Frogmouth  For Children - A little bit about these birds, an Australian Mopoke Fairy Story from 91 years ago, some poems and more - photo by Adrian Boddy

Japan : Australian Perspectives 6 May 2015-24 May 2015 at the Incinerator Art Space, sample of works by Pittwater photographer Adrian Boddy and date/s for talk by same gentleman and other participants

JAPAN: AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES  by Adrian Boddy: an insight into Adrian's inspirations, where they began and why this transmutes into even how his works will be displayed

Avalon Art Carnival: A Visual Celebration  Avalon Market Day Dog Show 2015 + Front Page Issue 241  

ANZAC Day In Pittwater

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2012   ANZAC Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013  ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 - Dawn Service and Commemorative Service and Address at Avalon Beach R.S.L Club

ANZAC Day 2014 Commemorative Services at Avalon Beach RSL - Dawn Service and 11am March and Service Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

Anzac Day 2016 Address - Services - Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar - Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

ANZAC Day 2012  ANZAC Day 2013  ANZAC Day 2014  ANZAC Day 2015  ANZAC Day 2016 ANZAC Day 2017 : Pictorials

100 Years 100 Boats – Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates April 19th, 2015 at Warriewood: transcription of Governor of New South Wales' Address and ANZAC CENTENARY PROLOGUE by Mr. Bill Hardman

Front Page Issue 159 Front Page Issue 160 Front Page Issue 188 Front Page Issue 210 Front Page Issue 211

Warringah Rugby Club Signs Up To United We Stand - Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes commended Warringah Rugby Club for signing up to United We Stand, a NSW Government initiative which encourages sporting clubs to participate in local Centenary of Anzac activities.

Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates ANZAC Centenary Commemoration 2015+ 100 Years 100 Boats Anzac Beach Memorial + Pittwater RSL's Centenary Poppy Wall + The first ANZAC Commemorations

Front Page Issue 210ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates, Sunday 19th of April 2015 - Warriewood for ANZAC Week 

The Landing at Anzac Cove 24th April, 1915 - Fateful decisions and lost opportunity by David James (CR.)

ANZAC COVE (ARI BURNU) 25 April, 1997 by George Repin - Issue 210

ANZAC Day 2015: - Three Generations will be Marching at Avalon Beach this year to Honour Three Generations who served:  The GEE Family Are Proud of Our Service to Australia by V Gee

Poems About Gallipoli from 1915 - for 2015 Centenary

For Anzac Day 2016:

The Porter Family of Newport: Five Brother Soldiers Serve in WWI

Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags: Handmade Comfort from Home for Aussie Service men and women Currently Serving Overseas: you can help!

Aquatics 

R-Marine Riley RMYC 2014 Pittwater Festival - Events Overview

The High Cost of Dredging the Future (look West Barrier Reef) and Marine Nation 2025

Pilbara Region Marine Health Check by CSIRO

Surfboat Shoot-out - Pittwater Festival Launch Event by Dennis O'Toole

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the €˜Arrival of the Mala€™ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Fitzgibbon's charm offensive creates unique opportunity by Di Pearson

Go Fast Cigarette Boat Visits Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay

Australian Dolphins Employ Sponges to Go Fishing - It's All in the Blood! by UNSW

5,000 Gear Up for Iconic Surf Life Saving Competition - The Aussies 2014  by SLS Australia + The Original Reports from the March 1915 1st Australian Carnival at Bondi and the 1953 one at Newport Beach

The Evolution of Powered Surf Craft In New South Wales by Roper Lars Scott (Buster) Brown Q.C.B.C. 

The Prison Hulk Success - (1891) Article

50 Years of Girls at Bell's - Another Easter Tide to Consider

The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gow€™s Tom Thumb 'Canoe'

The BIG TOW - April 2014 by Adam Digby and Jacqueline Andronicus

Vanity is Killing Our Oceans and All In Them - No More Microbeads

Palm Beach Ferry Rides to the Western Shores of Pittwater on the Myra - 2014 - Pittwater Wharves

Palm Beach Ferry Rides - The Ferry to Wagstaffe and Ettalong - 2014

Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage to Engage €˜Island Earth€™ World Environment Day 2014

RMYC Multihull Division Celebrate 21st Year at Annual Prizegiving by Alan Brand

Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay - Grand Opening of Lounge Bar by Sally Bacon

Landing Practice Incidents on HMS Ravager 1943-44 Framed Photographs Picture

Port Jackson'€™s Pleasure Fleets - No 1 and 2 (1907) - Ancient and Modern

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets€“ 3 and 4 By LANYARD (1907) - 24-footers, the Advent of Sailing Schnapper Boats in Races to and from Barrenjoey

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets - 5 and 6: The Building of Ships, Intercolonial Races, 22 Footers, 18 Footers and Mr Mark Foy

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets -  7 and 8: Steam Yachts, Nights Under Barrenjoey and the Development of Classes in Racing Yachts

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets 9 and 10: Small Fry, 16, 18 and 20 Footers and the Revolution of Luxurious Auxiliary Motor Yachts

Port Jackson Pleasure Fleets No:11 and 12: Clubs, Flags and the Advantages of Sailing

The Good Ship Packham - Part I

The Good Ship Packham Part II

Bayview's Team Windcraft Offers Amazing Grace - A Hanse 345 to Support Sailors With DisABILITIES

Christmas Comes Early for Sailors with disAbilities Thanks to Windcraft Raffle

Sandy Menzies Elected President of Newport SLSC

Regional Boating Plan Draft Launched For Community Comment

The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - A Definitive Reference and Data Base - Launched

New South Wales™ Pioneer Photographer and Photographs Milson's Point in 1854 by Robert Hunt

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 2014-15 Sailing Season Opening Day

Australia's Waters Are Full of Plastic, and We Put it There: CSIRO Report published this week:  Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife

Pittwater Sailors and Clubs Participate in Bart's Bash 2014 - Guinness World Record Set for The Largest Sailing Race in the World€™

Royal Motor Yacht Club Mutlihull Divisions Lock Crowther Regatta 2014 Honours Australian Pioneer of Multihull Yacht Design

Front Page Issue 183 - Palm Beach Wharf Upgrades Begin

Palm Beach Wharf Upgrade October 2014

The State of the Beaches Report 2013- 2014

Opening of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay 88th Boating Season 2014-2015

Marine Estate Bill 2014 Introduced Into NSW Parliament

Don McManus - 55 Years In Surf Boats - 'The Don' of Rowing & Sweeping

ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy Awarded To Australian David Kellett AO

Painting the Bollards at Avalon Beach SLSC

Michael King - 43 Seasons in Surfboats

RPAYC's Milly Bennett Skippers the First All Female Team to Victory - HARKEN 2014 Youth Match Racing by Stephen Collopy

Star Performance Seals Blackmores MC38 Open Win by Lisa Ratcliff

Blinder for Farr 40 newcomer by Lisa Ratcliff

The Gun Patrol of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club! - A Short History by Roger Sayers

A Salty Tale of the Kathleen Gillett A Small Reminder and Celebration of Our 70th Sydney to Hobart by A J Guesdon

Pittwater Sailors First, Second and Fourth So Farr in 70th Sydney to Hobart

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Ocean Race 2015 by Lisa Ratcliff

The Little Bugler boy saved by the first Australian-born Captain of the Royal Australian Navy - Aboukir WWI

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race prizewinners confirmed by Lisa Ratcliff

Ropers Lars Scott Brown Q.C.B.C. (Buster) Memorial Service - Tribute to a Waterman Extraordinaire by Eric Brown Family, Charlie Chicka Kuhn (South Curl Curl SLSC), David Harrison (Life Member Marine Rescue Broken Bay) and Brian Friend OAM QCBC - Retired Water Police

Palm Beach SLSC's Brats, Brutes and Bruisers Carnival 2015 -  the annual fun carnival for members of one of our oldest clubs

Sea-Change; Young Life Savers Participate In Exchange Program - Aidan Clark Bungan Beach,  Aimee Clarke South Narrabeen, and Clive Cooper Palm Beach - from SLS NSW

World Whale Day 2015 at Mona Vale SLSC

Broken Bay Marine Rescue Vessels Maintained Thanks to Pittwater RSL Community Club Grants Program

Sydney 38 Championships 2015 - Hosted by RPAYC by Lisa Ratcliff

Concerns Over On Water Speed Regulations at Middle Harbour by John Vaughan

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015 Age Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina

2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina - Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs!

NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2015

Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve: An Eco Treasure

Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

New junior series at Sail Port Stephens by Lisa Ratcliff

Walk the Plank On 'NOTORIOUS' at RMYC Broken Bay

100 Years 100 Boats Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself

The Quiet Revolution Or Making Waves? by Roger Sayers

Champion International Sailors Return To Inspire Objective Future Champion Sailors at RPAYC  

Harbour Trust wins another prestigious heritage award; for the Excavation, Conservation, Reconstruction and Interpretation of the Cockatoo Island Solitary Confinement Cell  + Cockatoo Island  History from the pages of yesterday 

Fitzgibbon and Tesch Clinch Gold at Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medemblik  

Sydney’s First Natatorium (Indoor Swimming Baths)  

RPAYC members excel at Australasian Etchells Championships by Jill Connell

New faces in pivotal roles for MC38 Winter Regatta by Lisa Ratcliff

R Marine Riley Tasmania Experience: leaves Sydney (NSW) on December 27

RPAYC members shine at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland: Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin - Gold!

RMYC MULTIHULL DIVISION ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING by Alan Brand

Sea Birds off the Pittwater Coast: Albatross, Gannet, Skau

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards of Excellence 2015 by SLS SNB

Pittwater Sailors in Queensland Youth Week: Decides 2015 Australian Sailing Youth Team - 29er: Kurt Hansen - Jim Colley, Hobie 16: Shaun Connor- Sophie Renouf

Waterhouse/Darmanin win Silver at Nacra17 World Championships - in Aarhus, Denmark 

Front Page Issue 222: PBSC + RPAYC Sailors Triumph

RMarine Riley Hosts Pre Sydney International Boat Show at The Quays, Bayview: Saturday July 25th, 2015

Wild Oats XI and Raggamuffin 100 In Iconic 48th Transpacific Trade Wind Race: WILD OATS XI WINS MERLIN TROPHY

Pittwater students take Hollywood by 'storm': Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre has been working closely with local schools to engage and educate them on stormwater education - Mini eco-film project

The Currawong: Classic Yacht

The Inaugural Sydney Harbour & Coast Walk A Year On: Inspirational Invitation to Enjoy Sydney’s Coastal Walks by Phil Jenkins OAM and John Illingsworth

Pittwater Sailors Among 339 Set For Second Olympic Test Event in Rio: Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin + Front Page Issue 227

Sydney Park Water Reuse Project:  Wetlands and wildlife thrive thanks to Captured Stormwater-Great Green Ideas  

Rare Nautilus Sighted For the First Time in Three Decades off of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea by James Urton, University of Washington

Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050 by CSIRO

Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 Report Released this Week: Understanding the world’s oceans more essential than ever to secure the future of our planet - read in full online here

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club Wins  2015 3-Way Fishing Competition by Paul Sinclair

El Niño and La Niña will exacerbate coastal hazards across entire PacificNew Study states there may be severe beach erosion along the New South Wales coast

Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis Win Silver Medal at 2015 Nacra 17 European Championship

State of the Beaches 2014-2015 - Northern Beaches of Sydney

The 'Coutas Are Coming! by Lisa Ratcliff

Yachting Australia Awards 2015: Pittwater Sailors Nominees and Finalists

RPAYC's Team Leagues Crew Win 2nd Prize in 2015 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race: RPAYC's Team Tiger Racing gains great experience

Yachting Australia Awards 2015: Female Sailor of the Year, Sailor of the Year with a Disability and Lifetime Achievement  Some of Pittwater's Finest Recognised

Rare Speartooth Sharks Caught and Tagged in Cape York - First Ever Adults - by CSIRO

HARKEN International Youth Match Racing 2015: hosted by RPAYC - Day 1, 2, 3 and 4 Reports by Stephen Collopy 

Dan Fitzgibbons and Liesl Tesch Have Great Opening Day at 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne  

Congratulations Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin: Selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Team - Sailing Nacra 17  

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs fleet surges before entries close (December 15) by Lisa Ratcliff

Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Pittwater to Coffs 2016 - the winners and challenges + the infamous 'squid incident'! reports by Lisa Ratcliff

A Marine Escapade by Robyn McWilliam

Palm Beach SLSC’s Brats Brutes Bruiser’s Carnival 2016

Timber Heritage Surfboats Require Storage or Museum Home: 1947 N & E Towns + 1971 Bill Clymer by Kim Marsh

MC38 Australian Championship 2016 Hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by Lisa Ratcliff

SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES Branch JUNIOR Surf Lifesaving Carnival PALM BEACH February 2016 - results and pictures (courtesy Richard Cole - Pres. Avalon Beach SLSC) Plus: Results

Bungan’s Holly Wawn, Avoca’s  Wade Carmichael Win Komunity Project Great Lakes NSW Pro Surf Series - report and Photos by Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Sailability NSW stages Presidents Cup regatta to mark 20th Anniversary by Graeme Adam

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Age Championships 2016 

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Surf Boats Championships 2016 and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wrap  

Rock Pools: Adventure Grounds for the Young and Those Now Grown by Adriaan van der Wallen

2016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge Hosted by SLS NSW

‘Feather Map of Australia’: Citizen scientists can support the future of Australia's wetland birds: for Birdwatchers, school students and everyone who loves our estuarine and lagoon and wetland birds

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – the Aussies 2016

Australia's New Ice-breaker and the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Plan  

The Basin, Pittwater: A Reprise: Historical Records and Pictures   

IRB Season 2016 Takes Flight - SLS NSW Report, pictures and Progressive Point Score after Round One 

Coral Reefs Updates: Nemo May Be Lost- Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems May Be  Potential 'Lifeboats'- Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce Final Report  Studies Released May 24-25, 2016

Coastal Management Bill 2016 Passes 

Successful Summer For Sydney Lifeguards: Pittwater Statistics by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

MC38 Winter Regatta 2016 on Pittwater - Hosted by RPAYC - by Lisa Ratcliff

Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Replaces Coffs Race In 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff- RPAYC

RMYC Multihull Division 2016 Presentation Evening by Alan Brand, RMYC Multihulls Race Secretary

Matthew Hastie Named Pittwater’s Top Lifeguard from SLS NSW

2016 Ocean & Earth NSW State School Titles - Surfing by Surfing NSW

Governor's Cup 2016: RPAYC Team Awarded Sportsmanship Trophy

Surfing (and Skateboarding) to be Official Olympic Sports from Tokyo 2020: A Dynamic 2020 Vision for Future Sports by IOC and Surfing NSW

Surf Life Saving NSW Awards Of Excellence 2016 - Local Awardees

Our Silver Medallist Sailors - Rio 2016 Olympics - Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes Of Old

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Opens 150th Sailing Season - The Sesquicentennial Year

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team: Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - overview, articles from World Sailing on whom they're up against and Opening Ceremony Vid.

Australian Life Saving Team At World Life Saving Championships 2016 - by SLSA and Newport SLSC President

Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season: Raising of the Flags Ceremony 20162016 Surf Life Saving New South Wales Coastal Safety Report by SLSNSW

BL's Blast Off 2016 - report, pictures, links to albums

Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta 2016 Results by Alan Brand and A J Guesdon

Couta Week Returns To Pittwater by Lisa Ratcliff

Next Phase For The Farr 40s (Pittwater One Design Trophy: 17-18 December 2016) by Lisa Ratcliff

Artists, Scientists And Children Celebrate Restoration Of Underwater Forests by UNSW - follow up on Palm Beach Seaweed Contributes to Reef Restoration - Bald Reef Gets New Growth With Seaweed Transplant by UNSW  Ran in Issue 146 - January 2014

MC38 Summer Series Championship: Act 2 by Lisa Ratcliff

2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships: hosted by RPAYC by Stephen Collopy

2016 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships At RPAYC by Stephen Collopy - the regatta reports and results

PBSC Bullets Regatta 50th Anniversary - results and wrap by Michael Henman

Club Marine Pittwater To Southport Race Length Draws Keen Skippers by Lisa Ratcliff

Sailing World Cup 2016 Final In Melbourne - Pittwater Sailors Bring Home More Medals

Jubliees Come To Pittwaterthe Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in 1938 and Huntingfield Cup of 1946 and 2017

Pittwater To Southport Yacht Race 2017 by Stephen Collopy and Lisa Ratcliff

International Etchells 2017 Australian Championship Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by Stephen Collopy and Lisa Ratcliff

North Narrabeen Hosts Rip Curl GromSearch National Final: The Triumphant! by Surfing NSW

World Wetlands Day 2017: the 20th Year - February 2nd is World Wetlands Day each year, commenced in 1997 as a way to raise awareness of these vital ecosystems - this Thursday, get in a Pittwater wetland!

Up the River by Robyn McWilliam

Youth Development & Intermediate Youth Development Programs at RPAYC - 2017 Training Program is now OPEN and EOI Forms available

MC38 Australian Championship, February 17-19 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with racing on Pittwater - by Lisa Ratcliff

Grommets Shine At The 2017 Australian Open Of Surfing At Manly by Surfing NSW

Sydney Harbour Regatta 2017 by Di Pearson, photos by Andrea Francolini

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections - That bridge across the harbour turns 85 today, Sunday March 19th. The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an Online Exhibition and we've compiled a few insights too.

New Life Members Honoured At 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships: Garry Andrew (Dee Why SLSC and Copacabana SLSC) Terry Aldridge (North Curl Curl SLSC and Black Head SLSC) Rhonda Lycett (Mona Vale SLSC) Rod McDonagh (South West Rocks SLSC) Craig Susans (Queenscliff SLSC) and ...

Aussies 2017: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Sail Port Stephens 10th Anniversary Regatta: Classic Yachts and Classic Sailing - Some great reports by Lisa Ratcliff

The Caley Wetlands QLD. - Going, Going...GONE   - Adani Abbot Point coal loading facility given licence to kill nationally important wetland

Six New SUP Surfing Champions Crowned At Ocean & Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival - Marty Cole (Newport), Tammy Montgomery (Elanora Heights) and Steven Piper (Narrabeen) among place-winners by Surfing NSW

Inaugural Lifeline Classic An Investment In Waves Of Hope For Everyone's Loved Ones 

Whale Migration Season Commences: tips on how to enjoy a whale watching experience - ORRCA Humpback Whale Migration Census Day 2017: Sunday June 25th

Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

Palm Beach Sailing Club 2016/2017 Season

An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914 by The Father of the Pittwater Regatta, John Roche - 1930 + Extras

IRB Season Heats Up by Surf Life Saving NSW

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise 2018 Regatta Entry Now Open

NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Marine Bluewater Series Prepares Sailors For Competitive Ocean Racing by Stephen Collopy

RPAYC's Nexba For Melbourne To Osaka Double-Handed Crusade by Lisa Ratcliff

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Oldies And YD Combine On Le Billet by Lisa Ratcliff

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.”

2017 Pantaenius Newport To Coffs Coast Yacht Race Entries Now Open by RMYC BB

Kialoa II’s Revival At 47th Rolex Fastnet Race by Lisa Ratcliff - Elvina Bay resident Paddy Broughton and a superlative crew are racing in this prestigious old race, starts Sunday August 6th

Plymouth Revisited for Owners of the Classic 1963 Built Kialoa II 

Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS And Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s from and by Kathyrn Ryan

Leopard Seal On Bungan Beach: Please Maintain At Least 40 Metres From Seals That Come Ashore At This Time Of Year

Nautical Treasure In Suburbia by Roger Wickins - is there a better place for the housing of this artwork celebrating Claude Chouls?, last of the last of our WWI Veterans

NSW To Stage The First-Ever Couta Boat Nationals Outside Victoria by Lisa Ratcliff

Step Two For Kialoa II by Lisa Ratcliff & Marina Johnson

Freemantle To Pittwater And On To Paradise With Stealth by Lisa Ratcliff

Put On Your Sailing Shoes: Pittwater's 2017-2018 Sailing Season

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff 

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 151st Opening Day For The 2017-18 Sailing Season 

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp presented by Wahu on Northern Beaches This Weekend by Surfing NSW

Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed - from Office of MP for Pittwater, Rob Stokes + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past

Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta - Rikki's New Aussie Adventure by Lisa Ratcliff

State Of The Beaches 2016-2017: Northern Sydney (Pittwater To Manly) 

MC38s Draw Record Fleet And A Bevy Of Superstars: Summer Series Act 1 2017 by Lisa Ratcliff

Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club by Lisa Ratcliff

Arts 

also see Pittwater Community Arts section

Archibald, Wynne And Sulman Prizes 2016 Finalists Announced: Young Archie Finalists And Honourable Mentions - One for our inspired and inspiring up and coming young Artists featuring Young Archie works!

Art Depot's Chelsea Lane Gallery Opening

ArtFest 2012 - Biannual Children's Art Exhibition

Art in Open Places 2013  Art and Soul's 'Coffee Break' Installation for Art in Open Places 2013 from Cindy Goode Milman

Arts North Primary Camp 27th and 28th of June, 2012

Artspot 

2013:

Artspot 2013 - an exhibition of 17 artists on the Northern Beaches Pittwater Online News has linked up with three locally established artists to overview their planned ‘summer art exhibition’ coming to Avalon Recreation Centre January 5 – 13, 2013 called'Artspot'. Over the next six Issues leading up to the opening night feature on January 4, 6-9pm, we will cover all the exciting elements of this upcoming exhibition.

Artspot 2013 - The Ceramicists Artspot 2013 - Established Artists  Artspot IV - Emerging Artists  Artspot 2013 - Book Launch and Superstroke Art Movement  Artspot VI - Charity Spots for Cobra and Mongoose

Artspot 2013 Opening Night

Author Talk for Face of Extraordinary: Volunteers

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2015:

Artspot 2015 by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 Supports Sharing Stories by Cindy Goode Milman - G Brothers at Mona Vale have a display of this year's silent auction artworks!

Artspot 2015- Figure and Form Artists by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 - Australian Bush, Wildlife and Towns: Artists Profiles  by Cindy Goode Milman 

Artspot 2015 - Opening Night, Interactive Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops for Kids and Adults by Cindy Goode Milman

Artspot 2015 Opened with Aplomb + Front Page Issue 196 + First Few Days of 2015 in Pittwater Pictorial

Avalon Art Carnival: THE GAME - A public art festival around Avalon Village, Saturday 7 November – Saturday 21 November + Front Page Issue 238  

Avalon Art Carnival: The Game Launched7 November to 21 November

Avalon Art Carnival: A Visual Celebration by Adrian Boddy

Avalon Beach Confirmed As A Creative Hub + Student Art Show by Sue Boaden

Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work and Raffle Quilt - March 11-12, 2016

Broadfoot - Artists of the month June 2017

Gone Fishing Gallery; an Artist's Font   

Pictures: Art in Odd Places - This week we are privileged to share some images from the Dee Why Art in Odd Places Event last weekend, from Cindy Goode Milman and photos by Susan Milne, Local Curator - AiOP and Artistic Director, ERAMBOO artist environment

Issue 49: PCA Ceramics 

Pittwater Community Arts Profile

ARTZPACE 2012 Images by Michael Mannington

ArtZpace 2014 by Michael Mannington - Pittwater Council's bi-annual emerging artists exhibition an eyeful of delights!

Creative Creatures Film Festival 2016: A Case of Oranges and Apples Stealing the Show!!

Destination Sydney and Out of Quarantine: Manly Art Gallery and Museum's Summer 2015-2016 Exhibitions and Events

Enliven your Easter with the Newport Art Festival

Expanding Horizons – Visual Arts at the Beach-

Express Yourself 2015 -  a vibrant, fascinating and dynamic exhibition showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the 2014 crop of HSC Visual Arts students from Sydney’s Northern Beaches - at Manly Art Gallery until March 22 + Front Page Issue 202

Front Page Issue 204: Pittwater Artists Trail Fires Up for 2015

Front Page Issue 246: Avalon Recreation Centre Summer Art 2016

Gone Fishing Gallery; an Artist's Font  -  Offshore Artists Exhibition at The Manly Art Gallery and Museum

HSC and Established Artists Offer Summer DeLIGHTfulness in Avalon Recreation Centre Exhibitions

JAPAN: AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES  by Adrian Boddy: an insight into Adrian's inspirations, where they began and why this transmutes into even how his works will be displayed

KEEPING COMPANY: SALTWATER - new works by 45 Northern Beaches artists + 'Metamorphosis': exhibition of ceramics by fourteen students graduating from Northern Beaches Campus in Brookvale @ Manly Art Gallery & Museum 30 October — 29 November 2015

Lloyd Rees Painting with Pencil 1930 – 1936 Exhibition at Museum of Sydney: 12 December 2015–10 April 2016

Ludlites Love Utopia: Tim Hixson and Sally Mayman two Avalon photographers and members of the Ludlites group are currently exhibiting work at Bondi pavilion as part of the Head On Photography Festival. This year the Ludlites are proudly supporting the work of the Arrow Foundation, in keeping with the theme of Utopia - creating a better world. All profits from the opening event on May 7th will be donated to the foundation.

Manly Arts Festival turns 22: from Friday 18 September to Sunday 27 September 2015Manly Jazz: from Friday 25 September to Monday 5 October

Manly Art Gallery & Museum May - June 2015: Juliet Holmes A Court: A Sense of Here  Saltwater Artists Connecting to Country

Newport Village and Beach: Easter Saturday 2016 - Art Festival and Rock Pools

Offshore Artists Exhibition at The Manly Art Gallery and Museum

OnIslands Exhibition at Eramboo

Painting in the 3rdi - Everyone Can Create - Ted Blackall  -  Ted Blackall Profile

PCA Profile   PCA Art Show in Avalon 2011  PCA Annual Art Show and Sale 2012  Pittwater Community Arts 2014 10th Annual Exhibition and Birthday

A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 

Front Page Issue 189 - 10th Art Show and Birthday 2015

Pittwater Community Arts 11th Art Exhibition and Sale – 2015: Open Today - Sunday November 22nd

Pittwater Artists Trail Exhibition At Newport Easter Art Festival:  Open Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

PITTWATER ARTISTS TRAIL - HOME STUDIOS: Open Weekend March Sat 7 - Sun 8, 10am - 5pm by Vicki Ratcliff  

Pittwater Artists Trail: Meet the Makers Spring 2015 Weekend - by Vicki Ratcliff: September 5th & 6th: open from 10am until 5pm

Pittwater Artists Trail Spring Open Studios Weekend 2016: 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September featuring a 'crab-off' this Spring with a dinner for 2 to be won!

Pittwater Artists Trail Open Studios Weekend Summer 2016: December 3rd and 4th by Cindy Goode Milman

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition Opening Night at Bilgola SLSC 

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016: at Avalon Beach SLSC - Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th 2016

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2016 Opened With A Giggle Courtesy Of Jim Pike: closes 3pm Sunday June 5th + Front Page Issue 266 + Social Pittwater June 2016  

Pittwater Artists Trail – Winter Group Exhibition 2017 At Newport by Kylie Ferguson - includes Opening Address by Katherine Roberts (MAG&M)

Pittwater Artists Trail 2016: Autumn Open Studios Weekend (10am – 5pm on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th)+ all 2016 dates + New Artists + sharing studio space: meet two at once

Pittwater Artists Trail Artists for 2017some brilliant old favourites and great new Artists this year across many mediums - Group Launch Exhibition to be held in Newport, June 9 -12

Pittwater's Inaugural PCA Ceramics Awards

Pittwater YHA Murals By World Renowned Muralist, Kim Polomka, Part Of Pittwater YHA 50 years 1967-2017 Celebrations - Join in the Bush Regeneration and Enviro Fun weekend August 25th-27th

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Social Pittwater June 2017 - Opening of Chuck Bradley's Instrumental at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Summer In Pittwater 2016: Cicadas Birds Beaches Peoples Artists: Fresh Art HSC Students, A Tale of Two Sisters, Simon Barlow New Works

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners - Profile

The Gone Fishing Gallery - Church Point

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Sesquicentenary Welcoming Sculpture By John Woulfe Unveiled - by Stephen Collopy

The Story of the making of the paintings illustrating the “Falcon” rescue of “Votan” and her crew – Sunday 9th June 1974 by Christine Hill FASMA

The Newport Sculpture Trailblazers 2017: runs from October 27th to November 13th

The Wild Temple of Yam Art Installation by Bea Pierce

This is Avalon - Winter Solstice FestivalSunday 21st of June

2016 Pittwater Woman Of The Year: Lorrie Morgan and the Zonta Club of Northern Beaches International Women's Day Breakfast Front Page Issue 255  

2016 Manly Arts Festival - Art, Music, Performance And Chocolate!‏

Winter Solstice Festival Warms Avalon’s Heart by Jayne Denshire

Profiles on artists:

Sophie Haythornthwaite Cindy Goode Milman  Stephen Marr  June Lahm   Ted Blackall Anthony Patrick Chandler  Adrian Boddy  Stephanie Brown Gemma Rasdall Tracy Ponich  Jackson Davies Meredith Scott Cade Turner John Ogden  Avalon Quilters Geoff Searl  Lucinda Rose  June Lahm  Takashi Tachibana  Nada Herman  Debby Waters Marian Purvis  Jamie Nilsson  Gretel Pinniger Tim Hixson  Avalon Art Gallery  Lisa Wilkes-Hunter  Nat Bromhead  Katarina Wells Michelle Ball  Adrian Boddy  Antonia Hoddle  Linda Haigh  Jessica b Watson Liz Muir  Lorrie Morgan  Penel Bigg  Isabelle Wise Megan Webster Michael Kitching  Blaze Roberts  Dave Whiteman  Mignon Parker Jacqueline Andronicus  Meredith Rasdall Jude Rose Chris Raggatt Trent Morgan Chuck Bradley  Adriaan van der Wallen  Sally Mayman   Dale Kentwell  Adriana Labate 

Australia Day In Pittwater

Australia Day 2012  

Australia Day 2013  2013 Pittwater Australia Day Awards

Australia Day at RMYC by Robyn McWilliam

Pittwater's Australia Day 2014 - we like Seeing each other more then merely Looking at each other in Pittwater - the four compass points of Pittwater Australia Day Celebrations, including some from those who ventured to Sydney Harbour + Australia Day Honorees (10!). Visions courtesy of  WPYC, RMYC, Joanne Seve, Michael  Mannington, Michael Brown of SurfWatch + A.J.G.

Australia Day In Pittwater 2015

Australia Day 2016 - Breakfast by the Beach in Bert Payne Park, Newport

Australian Bush Flower Essences

Ian White - Founder of ABFE Profile

Ingleside Wildflowers - August 2013

Pittwater Bush Flowers

Pittwater Gentleman’s Vision Brings International Recognitiona chat with Ian White, Founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences about The Love System, a range of Certified Organic Skincare and Bodycare formulations that has won an acclaimed Natural Health Beauty Award 2015 in the UK

Spring Equinox 2015: A Wonderful Time To Walk Among Australia’s Bush Flowers - interview with Ian White, Founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences on his recent visit to the ruins of Saint Hildegard von Bingen, first recorded European to have used Flower Essences and what Australian Bush Flowers are out now and why a walk in the bush is so therapeutic 

Front Page Issue 232: Black eyed Susan flowering in Pittwater

Mother's Day Flowers 2016: Pittwater Bush Flowers out in Autumn

Australian Poets - Renewed

Since its inception Pittwater Online News has sought out and shared a few lines from Australian Poets who we may not all be familiar with on our Park Bench Philosophers page and elsewhere in each Issue, particularly if they have sung songs about Pittwater and her surrounds. Rather then returning them to the vast catalogues of silence, and since one of our main aims to celebrate and honour everything Australian, a list of these to revisit at will, as requested, follows:

A Celebration of Australian Gum Trees: Australian Poets 1916 to 1945

Australian Poems of Surfing, Bathing and the Sea:1833 - 1950

Bird Songs – poems about our birds by youngsters from yesterdays - for children Bird Week 2015: 19-25 October

Melbourne Cup Giggles from the Past: Poets Ponder 'Fashions' and 'Favourites'

Spring Unto Summer 1930's flower poems - 'Gosford"+

Summer Poems - 1894 to 1951

Sea Birds off the Pittwater Coast: Albatross, Gannet, Skau + Australian Poets 1849, 1898 and 1930, 1932

Seagull Songs by Agnes Littlejohn (of Manly), Ivy Moore (of Mosman) and Dorothea MacKellar (of Pittwater)

Odes to Australia's Fairy-wrens by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen and Constance Le Plastrier 1884 and 1926

Palm Beach - The Rock Pool by Ethel Turner 1926

Poems about Gallipoli from 1915 for 2015 Centenary

Sands of Morning (Lion Island) by Ella McFadyn, 1935

Songs for the Forthcoming Summer Solstice: December 22nd 2015 - Australian Poets 1892 to 1951

Lake Narrabeen (lagoon) by Will Lawson and others 1892 - 1931

Broken Bay - Sydneyside Songs by Lance Fallaw 1930's

The Good Ship Packham Part II - The Dawn and Dusk Club + The Casuals Club

The Kangaroo Hunt by Charles Harpur 1860

North Shore Horse and Cart Ferry and Henry Lawson

Water Poetics - Songs of Praise and Complaint Issue 117


Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald & Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably! - something historically poetical for the last Issue of Spring 2016 and first Issue of Summer 2016


The SurferE. M. ENGLAND (1935), Rosalie Wilson (1934) the Roamer (1921) NARRANGHI BOORI - James Sylvester Ryan (1907)



Avalon Beach Historical Society

Avalon Beach Historical Society's 30th Anniversary and 8th Exhibition from ABHS

Avalon Beach Historical Society Opens its 8th Great Historic Photographic exhibition and 30th Anniversary

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the ‘Arrival of the Mal’ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater.

Geoff Searl Profile Front Page Issue 163  John W Stone Profile + Front Page Issue 271

Bi-Centenary Commemoration of Governor Phillip Honoured In Pittwater

Uncovering The History of West Head - new signage unveiled this week and announcement of new works to improve access to soldier's tracks

Spring Becomes Summer 2014 West Head

The South Coast Track ‏of Tasmania - Geoff Searl’s pictures

Avalon Beach SLSC 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Geoff Searl ABHS and Celebrations: May 1-3, 2015

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty 

Local Explorers’ Modern Day Discovery - Governor Phillip’s First Landing site, Campsite and contact with Local Aborigines in Pittwater: The Case for West Head Beach by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl

Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Roger Sayers and Geoff Searl - Do Not Miss this Readers!

The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland  

Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions- November 18, 1956 and November 2nd, 1969 - what do these dates mean to you? - feedback sought

Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline (August 2017)

Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - In autumn 2014 a report on the Arrival Of The Mal - 1956 Surf Boards, the Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting with speakers David Lyall and Bob Head, who witnessed a revolution in riding waves here, recorded the introduction of the Mal. Through Roger Sayers and courtesy of Reg Wood, an insight into that 1956 Avalon Beach SLSC carnival adds more to that record of how seeking to highlight the great work of surf lifesaving in conjunction with the Melbourne Olympics brought with it a giant wave of a surfing change

Avalon Beach RSL

Profiles: Commodore Graham Sloper   Tamara Sloper Harding  Colin Casey  Neil Johnston   Doreen Cherry  John and Bob Johnson - The Johnson Brothers   Jan Roberts  Harry Bragg   Christopher Chubb   Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB)  Kenneth Lindsay Wright Flight Sergeant, PRU and POW WWII by 'Lofty' Wright and compiled by Brad Fisher Honorary Rank for World War II pilot Ken Wright  John Seaton MBE   William (Bill) Fitzgerald OAM  John McInerney OAM  

John William Cherry

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 - Dawn Service and Commemorative Service and Address at Avalon Beach R.S.L Club

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Service - Warringah and Mackellar Federal Electorates April 19th, 2015 at Warriewood: transcription of Governor of New South Wales' Address and ANZAC CENTENARY PROLOGUE by Mr. Bill Hardman

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Anzac Day 2016 Address - Services - Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours

Australia My Country Awards 2014 - Four Pittwater Schools have a combined 378 entries in the Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch sponsored competition this year

AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB CROWNED PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR 2015!

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club  - Profile

Avalon Beach RSL Club’s Pikachu Triumph

 Avalon Tattoo 2011 Feature:  the annual Avalon Tattoo is a chance for young and old to listen to great music and observe ancient traditions.

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo

Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Events Schedule

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Report  - Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2015 - the 10th Annual Celebration - A 10/10 Community Event - Lead Pipe Band this Year is Burwood RSL Sub-Branch Pipe Band - also celebrating their 10th year: Schedule

Avalon Tattoo 2015 – 10th Celebration - Pictorial and Report + Front Page Issue 218

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo

Photos and 'video'

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial

Avalon Voices

A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial

COMMODORE Graham Sloper AM RAN (Rtd.) - on being presented Life Membership of the RSL of Australia + upcoming ANZAC Centenary, the newly established Veterans’ Centre – Northern Beaches, and what is coming up in the only annual Military Tattoo in NSW, the Avalon Tattoo - INTERVIEW

Front Page Issue 160 Front Page Issue 166 Front Page Issue 167 Front Page Issue 176 Front Page Issue 209  

Front Page Issue 213AVALON BEACH RSL CLUB CROWNED PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR 2015!

Front Page Issue 228: Pittwater Community Service Award 2015: Commodore Graham Sloper Rtd.

Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch Opens New Memorabilia And Military Heritage Library - Addresses by NSW President of the RSL, Mr. John Haines AM, State Minister of Education, Mr. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater and Mark Ferguson, President of Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch - also the presentation of a 6th Light Horse shield

Parkview Restaurant: Avalon Beach RSL Club

Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch

Remembrance Day 2011 at Avalon Beach RSL Pictures

Remembrance Day  2012

Remembrance Day 2013 Commemorative Service at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph

Remembrance Day 2014 Service at Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch - A Wonderful Mayoral Address

Remembrance Day Service at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 2015 Mayoral Address

Remembrance Day 2016 Commemorative Service At Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph - 2016 Commemorative Address by The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones, MP, MLC, Government Whip

Remembrance Day Writers 2011: family anecdotes from Doreen Cherry, Margaret Millar and David James

Social Pittwater - Land Army Ladies Attend 2017 Aboriginal Commemorative Service at Hyde Park Cenotaph

South-West North East - Issue 176 Pictorial

The Sydney Northern Beaches Veterans Centre Inaugural Resilience Luncheon April 2017

True Champion Of All Honoured: CDRE Graham Vaughan Sloper AM RANR

Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches - Profile

Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches at Dee Why RSL Official Opening: October 16, 2015

VP Day 2011 at Avalon RSL  Pictures VP Day

Victory in the Pacific Day 2012 at Avalon Beach RSL

Victory in the Pacific Day - 2013 Commemorative service at Avalon Beach RSL

Victory in the Pacific Day 2014 Service at Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch - NUSHIP CANBERRA Officers and Sailors Attend

VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 –  at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary + Front Page Issue 227

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club Wins  2015 3-Way Fishing Competition by Paul Sinclair

Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches Open All Christmas and New Years -  Ben Webb, Manager of the Centre, asks that anyone who is in need of any assistance, is having a problem, or simply needs to be somewhere comfortable for a chat or a cup of tea, drop in or contact him

Avalon Beach SLSC

Profiles

Adriaan van der Wallen Profile  Antiques Womens Masters Boat Crew Profile  Bob Head Profile  Chris Hopton Profile  Richard Cole Profile   Doug Crane Profile  Ken Davidson Profile Stephan (Steve) Jacek  Louise Lindop (Spencer) Profile  Mike Stanley-Jones Profile  Peter Carter Profile  Rick Millar Profile  Virginia Head Profile Blaze Roberts Geoff Searl Profile  Roger Sayers Profile  Tim Hixson Profile Reginald Charles Wood Profile  Max Watt  Warren Young OAM  Christine Hopton OAM 2017 Reprise Volker Klemm Roland Luke 

Christine Hopton - 2014 Pittwater Woman of the Year   Adriaan Van Der Wallen - Nipper Age manager at Avalon Beach SLSC - Saves Lives at Foster    Warren Young OAM - Queens Birthday Honours 2014

History

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the Arrival of the Mal€™ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Avalon Beach SLSC 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Geoff Searl ABHS and Celebrations: May 1-3, 2015

Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Clubhouse - History    Avalon Beach SLSC - The Second and Third Clubhouses - History

Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Paddon Family

Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners of Bliss - A History 

The Gun Patrol of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club! - A Short History by Roger Sayers

The Quiet Revolution€“ Or Making Waves? by Roger Sayers

130th Anniversary of Australia’s Sudan Contingent - Local Connections of the first Australians to Serve: July 28th 1885 Thank you Feast from Citizens

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Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012   Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial    ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial   ANZAC Day In Pittwater 2014     ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address  ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Avalon Beach SLSC Big Swim 2013 

A Week In Pittwater - June 2014 Issue 168  A Week in Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial

Lion Island Challenge 2012 - hosted by Avalon SLSC  Lion Island Challenge 2013  Lion Island Challenge 2014  Lion Island Challenge 2015 Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Nature's Gentlemen Dwell In Pittwater  The Doug Crane Classic Double Blade Handmade Paddle  Avalon Beach SLSC - A New Era and close of 2012'13 SLS Season  RMYC's 9th Annual Marine Art Exhibition is Officially Open  with over 300 Great Works on display 

Winter in Pittwater Pictorial

Avalon Beach SLSC's Lion Island Challenge 2013 Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival 2014  

SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round One at Bilgola  SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round Two at Newport  SLS SNB Boat Premiership 2013 - Round Three at Warriewood

Pittwater Surf Life Saving Masters at 2014 NSW Championships - A Toast To The Masterful

A Week In Pittwater March 2014 Issue 54  Front Page Issue 154

Surf Patrol Season 2013-14 Closes Today - Front Page Issue 160

Surf Patrol Season for 2013-2014 Season Closes Today (27th of April, 2014) - A Tribute to Our Volunteer Pittwater Surf Life Savers 

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2014

Pittwater Mix - August 2014

Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club House - the 3rd Changes Into the 4th - Celebratory Pictorial precursor for Official Opening August 31st, 2014  Front Page Issue 177   Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club Opening - Sunday 31 August 2014

First Week of Spring 2014 Pictorial

Front Page Issue 179

Pittwater Masters Training Group - Fit for Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships and for LIFE!

Pittwater Council Supports 2014-2015 Pittwater Ocean Swim Series by John Guthrie

Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships - Australian Teams Golden Moments: Day 1 of National Teams Ocean and Beach Events concluded 1.30am Australian Time - great results for our Open Team on the beach... Front Page Issue 181

Community News Issue 182

Front Page Issue 184 - Lion Island Challenge 2014

Round One of 2014-15 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership - at Bilgola  Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2014-2015 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC

Painting the Bollards at Avalon Beach SLSC

A Week In Pittwater - November 2014 Pictorial   Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial 

Carols by the Sea 2014 - Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC - Front Page Issue 194

Avalon Beach SLSC Cadets - A Year of Self Empowering Self Sufficiency

The 12 Days of a Pittwater Christmas - 2014

Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters 2015  the 5th Annual Celebration of the 'father of surf lifesaving' +  First Few Days of 2015 In Pittwater - Pictorial 

From Near and Far - Issue 198 by Warren Young OAM and  Steve Jacek

Rock Pools: Adventure Grounds for the Young and Those Now Grown by Adriaan van der Wallen

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships a Demonstration of One Wonderful Community

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events and Juniors First Aid Competitions

SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships The Wrap and Results

NAVY ASRL Open completed Sunday 22nd of February 2015 and Navy National Interstate Surf Boat Championship - NSW Wins!

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015 Age Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina

2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships -  Ocean Beach-Umina - Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs!

NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2015 - Front Page Issue 206

Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge 2015 presented by SLS NSW: close of the surf boat racing season, Mona Vale and Avalon Beach winners + VALE Robert Meijer, surf boat gentleman

Front Page Issue 209

Aussies 2015: Avalon Beach SLSC's Antiques Women's Boat Crew Win Branch, States, National and Worlds in One Year -  + Front Page Issue 210

100 Years 100 Boats Thousands Attend Gallipoli Landing Commemoration - One Hundred Surfboats to Mark 100 Years - report + photos by Jamie Nilsson

Avalon Beach SLSC's 90th Anniversary Dinner and Dance Brings Together Legends from Near and Far - Exhibition Focus On Outstanding Contributors to Surf Life Saving itself + Front Page Issue 212 

SLS-NSW's IRB Premiership 2015 - Windang Action by Jamie Nilsson

Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Now Open at Avalon Beach SLSC (Sunday and Monday June 7-8): Opened by Richard Cole, Architect of the Clubhouse with Inspirational Address  Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 - Pictorial

Avalon Beach SLSC Women's Antiques Boat Crew Rescue Rock Fisherman

2015 IRB NSW State Championships: Caves Beach places 1st, Newport SLSC’s Novice Mass Rescue team win Silver, Avalon Beach SLSC wins Gold and Bronze - places 7th overall

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2015

Warriewood and Avalon Beach Win NSW Rescue of the Month - May/June 2015 - by SLS NSW

The Avalon On The Beach in Avalon Beach SLSC Opens - Food

Changing of the guard at Avalon Beach SLSC: New President and Director of Lifesaving (Club Captain) 2015 AGM report by Roger Sayers and Warren Young OAM + Front Page Issue 225

South, West, East in Pittwater by Christine Hopton, Paul Wheeler

Front Page Issue 226Peninsula Paddlers are Pure Inspiration and Fit for Summer 2015/16

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Board Riding Championships 2015 - the results, some pictures

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

NSW Clubbies Honoured For Top Rescues: Warriewood Avalon Beach SLSC's

Avalon Beach SLSC Membership now Open for 2015/16: Nippers, New Members Welcome + Lion Island Challenge by Roger Sayers + Front Page Issue 231

Four New Presidents and A New Club Captain in our Sydney-Northern Beaches Branch: Andy Cross, Richard Cole, Frank Traugott, Peter Kinsey, Alex Tyrrell  

Lion Island Challenge 2015 - 10th Birthday - hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 235

Pittwater Dragon Boat Racing Club Members Win Silver medals at International Dragon Boat World Championships 2015 - Virginia Head, Septuagenarian,  brings home three!

SLSA Awards of Excellence 2015: Warriewood and Avalon Beach Life Savers Receive Meritorious Awards

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club Hosts Round One of 2015-16 Season Boat Premiership: A Great Day of Competition by Kath McKenzie

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2015-2016 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC 

Front Page Issue 245 - Carols by the Sea 2015

Bilgola's 'Billy Swim' has Launched the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016: Four More Opportunities to Dive this Summer + some great pictures taken by Bilgola SLSC Members

Carols by the Sea 2015 Hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

Summer In Pittwater 2016: Cicadas Birds Beaches Peoples ArtistsAvalon Beach Members on Patrol

Front Page Issue 246: Avalon Beach SLSC Masters Members in 2016 George Bass Marathon

Avalon and Warriewood Masters Women and Long Reef Open Mens and Womens Crews Complete the 2016 George Bass Surf Boat Marathon 2016 - over 7 days with 170km's rowed

Front Page Issue 247: Link to Avalon Beach SLSC Ocean Swim 2016 Photo Album for Participants

Front Page Issue 248 - Avalon Beach SLSC Launches Daryl Johnson Surfboat  - Pinkies 1st into States 2016 

Avalon Beach SLSC's Ocean Swim 2016   

Palm Beach SLSC's Four Teams Representing NSW in 2016 Interstate Surf Boat Carnival - Avalon Beach SLSC Pinkies Under 23's Reps. 

Front Page Issue 249: The 6th Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival: Christine Hopton making surf ski art

The 6th Adrian Curlewis 2016 Twilight Masters Carnival hosted by Palm Beach SLSC - Avalon and Newport win

Front Page Issue 251: SNB SLS Branch Championships 2016: Juniors

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch MASTERS Surf Lifesaving Carnival WATER Events Palm Beach February 2016 - Results

Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Life Saving Branch Carnival 2016 - Juniors, Masters, Opens, Boats

SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES Branch JUNIOR Surf Lifesaving Carnival PALM BEACH February 2016 - results and pictures (courtesy Richard Cole - Pres. Avalon Beach SLSC) Plus: Results

Pittwater Surfboat Crew Retain Trans Tasman Title in International Surfboat Test Match: Mona Vale SLSC Wins - Avalon Beach SLSC Under 23's Win Development Squad Races and NSW State Races + Front Page Issue 252  

New South Wales Surf Life Saving Age Championships 2016   New South Wales Surf Life Saving Masters Championships 2016 by NSW SLS   2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships by NSW SLS   New South Wales Surf Life Saving Surf Boats Championships 2016 and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Wrap   

2016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge Hosted by SLS NSW

End of Season for Northern Beaches Life Savers: A Celebration and Thank You For A Safe 2015/16 - from SLS SNB and Hon. Rob Stokes

Aussies 2016: Australian Surf Life Championships - some Results and Pictures

IRB Season 2016 Takes Flight - SLS NSW Report, pictures and Progressive Point Score after Round One

Australian Life Saving Team for World Championships 2016 Announced - Newport SLSC has five members chosen for Youth and Open teams

Avalon Beach SLSC at IRB Premierships 2016: Front Page Issue 265 

Kiama Downs Takes Control Of IRB Premiership by SLS NSW

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Mollymook To Host 2016 IRB State Championships + Kiama Downs Claims IRB Premiership: Queenscliff claims 3rd and Newport Team A wins 3rd in 35+ tube rescue

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2015/2016 - full list + Front Page Issue 270 

NSW IRB Championships 2016: Local Crews make Finals, Win Medals + NSW Announce Young IRB Interstate Team by SLS NSW + Front Page Issue 271

Community Seeks To Acknowledge Historic Groundbreaking Contributions- November 18, 1956 and November 2nd, 1969 - what do these dates mean to you? - feedback sought

Pittwater Pathways by Adriaan van der Wallen, Christine Hopton, Marita Macrae and John Illingsworth

Avalon Beach SLSC AGM 2016 by Roger Sayers

Surf Life Saving NSW 2015-2016 Awards of Excellence: Avalon Beach SLSC Awarded Initiative of the Year: Mike Stanley-Jones

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Earn State Recognition by Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Surf Life Saving World Championships 2016: Gold Medal Surf Boat Crews: Avalon Beach SLSC Antiques, Pinkies, Long Reef SLSC Reserve Grade and Queenscliff SLSC's All Butt One crew

Front Page Issue 284 + Lion Island Challenge 2016: Results and Interviews

Bilgola Beach SLSC's SLS SNB Surf Boat Carnival 2015-2016 Season

Newport SLSC Hosts Round 2 Of SLS SNB 2016-2017 Surf Boat Premiership

Warriewood SLSC Surf Boat Carnival 2016 - Round 3 of the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2016-17 Premiership

It's Beginning to Sound A Lot Like Christmas - Carols At The Beach 2016

Front Page Issue 293: The Doug Crane Swim 2016

Summer in Pittwater 2017: Palm Beach SLSC's Sir Adrian Curlewis Twilight Masters Carnival

Summer in Pittwater: Avalon Beach SLSC's 2017 Ocean Swim- the 25th Anniversary - by Tim Hixson, Warren Young OAM and Roger Sayers + Front Page Issue 297 

Australia Day Awards 2017: Recognising Outstanding And Long-Term Service - our chat with John McInerney OAM and the full list of Northern Beaches Honours + Christine Hopton OAM

Around The Bends Newport To Avalon Ocean Swim Challenge - March 19, 2017: don't miss out on being part of History, join the Inaugural First Swim 

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships 2017: some results + Surf Boats Carnival at Long Reef by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW + Front Page Issue 303

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Blacksmiths Beach - reports and photos by SLS NSW

Aussies 2017: Warriewood Rustys Prove They Are Really A GOLD Aussie Surf Boat Team + A Whole Lot of other Masters Aussies Bling and some Opens news

Around The Bends Ocean Swim Challenge - The Inaugural Swim Report by Rogers Sayers with great photos by Warren Young OAM, Christine Hopton OAM and Tim Hixson + Front Page Issue 309 

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Pittwater Athletes Excel At 2017 World Masters Games In New Zealand - on the sand, in the water and on the water!+ Front Page Issue 310

Avalon Beach SLSC And Avalon Surfing Mums Biggest Morning Tea with a “bring a teacup with a story” theme: Donations still welcomed - find out more - Photos courtesy Christine Hopton OAM - Report and Photos by Leanne Austin, 2017

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season 2017by Surf Life saving NSW Bungan, Newport and Avalon Beach SLSC's among finalist placers in Round 1 - report includes great action pictures by Richard Black and Richard Cole, President Avalon Beach SLSC + Front Page Issue 311 

Surf Lifesaver Treats Rock Fall Victim at Palm Beach: Nick Sampson, one of our resident volunteers reminds us skills learnt in surf clubs save lives elsewhere and that SLS NSW offers First Aid Courses to the public

Singapore Nippers Initiative Supported By Avalon Beach SLSC 

IRB Season Heats Up (Round 3 - including finals of Round 2) by Surf Life Saving NSW

NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series 2017: Round 4 by Surf Life Saving NSW

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Awards Of Excellence: 2016-2017 Season

Newport SLSC IRB Under 23 Team Win Bronze In 2017 State Championships - a Bronze for Bungan SLSC too

Avalon Beach SLSC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Two new Life Members by Rogers Sayers, ABSLSC Publicity Officer

Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard And Being Able To Surf Across A Wave Face - In autumn 2014 a report on the Arrival Of The Mal - 1956 Surf Boards, the Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting with speakers David Lyall and Bob Head, who witnessed a revolution in riding waves here, recorded the introduction of the Mal. Through Roger Sayers and courtesy of Reg Wood, an insight into that 1956 Avalon Beach SLSC carnival adds more to that record of how seeking to highlight the great work of surf lifesaving in conjunction with the Melbourne Olympics brought with it a giant wave of a surfing change

Board Riders All Class At State Champs: Palm Beach SLSC Wins Point Score by Surf Life Saving NSW

Lion Island Challenge 2017 hosted by Avalon Beach SLSC

The Green Team - (formerly Av. Green Team)
Youth-run local environment initiative organised by volunteers. We do weekly clean-up's of our local area PLUS a whole lot more...


Front Page Issue 282 - Sustainability Day 2016

Avalon Junior Rugby League Club - The Bulldogs

Profiles:  Brian Friend (Friendly)  

Tom Gilbert  Paul Collins  

Anzac Day in Pittwater 2012

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open fundraiser for Sunnyfield Assoc - NRL Greats descend on Hitchcock Park Avalon

Avalon Bulldogs Season Open Pictorial 2013 Junior Rugby League Season Opens

A Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park!Junior Rugby League Season - and Senior Rugby League - the rounds of semi-finals have begun and we asked award winning photographer Michael Mannington to "get some of the action" yesterday - A Pictorial for all our younger readers, and their mums and dads, of some of the action of the Avalon, Narraweena, Forestville, Harbord, Manly Cove and Mona Vale teams.

Haka Vists Hitchcock Avalon Bulldogs and Ngongotaha Chiefs Friendly Match at Hitchcock Park

A Week In Pittwater March 2014 Issue 54  

Front Page Issue 154 - Hybrid Football Match Postponed

Avalon Bulldogs J.R.L.F.C.’s Under 15’s on 2014 Tour to New Zealand Front Page Issue 156

Super Saturday at Hitchcock Park 2014 

Front Page Issue 160 - ANZAC Day March 2014

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

Avalon  Grade Play Willoughby April 27th 2014

Sea Eagles Players Join In Avalon Bulldogs J.R.F.L.C. Training Session Front Page Issue 165

Polo by the Sea 2015 at Hitchcock Park Careel Bay

Avalon Bulldogs and Mona Vale Raiders Run Rampant In Hitchcock Park!  + Front Page Issue 210

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

Front Page Issue 224: Avalon Bulldogs Members raising funds for Club through Volunteer BBQ

Avalon Bulldogs - Rugby League Semi-Finals 2015 and Grand Finalists 2015 + Front Page Issue 229

Avalon Bulldogs Junior Teams WIN!! Their 2015 Grand Finals - Front Page Issue 230

Avalon Bulldogs Massive 2015 Season: Grand Final Premiers 2015 + Front Page Issue 231

'Battle of the Bends' Hybrid Match Set to Rock Rat Stadium Next Weekend

2016 Hybrid Match Battle of the Bends Front Page and Pictures

Front Page Issue 258Football Season 2016 Kicks Off

Avalon Bulldogs Host Opening Season Games 2016 - Including Manly Sea Eagles Development Squad Match

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

A Grade Game against Forrestville - 14. 8. 2016 Photo Album

Avalon Bulldogs Win Semi Final at Hitchcock Park - Sunday August 28 - Photo Album

The Avalon Bulldogs - Premiers 2016 in A Grade and Under 17's - Historic Profile Article + Front Page Issue 280

Avalon Bulldogs JRFLC Supports Walk it Off - Community News Issue 285

Walk It Off Fundraiser For Suicide Prevention Australia: Positive Messages Shared

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Avalon Bulldogs Get Semi-Finals Fever 2017

Front Page Issue 327: Avalon A Grade Win 2017 Premiership

Avalon Bulldogs A Grade Win Again: 2017 Premiership - some great action photos by Bernadette Johnson McAlinden

Avalon Quilters

Avalon Quilters 

Avalon Quilters - Profile

Avalon Quilters Annual Show 2013 – Antique American Quilts by Michael Mannington

Front Page Issue 155

Avalon Quilters 2014 Show Raises Thousands For Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation - on Thursday 20th of March the ladies met Margie Lingard of AMDF and heard about the vital work of this organisation and about this disease

Front Page Issue 249Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work and Raffle Quilt

Avalon Quilters 2016 Exhibition of Members Work - a wonderful display of Antique, Contemporary and Traditional Quilts seen at Avalon Beach this week

Avalon Sailing Club

Avalon Sailing Club; eloquent history by Hon. Rob Stokes

Avalon Sailing Club History by Norm Field

Avalon Sailing Club Teaches A Novice To Sail Australia Day 2013

Avalon Sailing Club Celebrates 75 Years

Avalon Sailing Club Celebrates 75 Years - Pictorial

Gemma Rasdall - Profile

The Johnson Brothers - Profile

John Black - Profile

Pirates Ahoy – Avalon Sailing Club Opens its 2014—2015 Sailing Season by Tracy Walker

Pittwater Sailors and Clubs Participate in Bart's Bash 2014 - Guinness World Record Set for ‘The Largest Sailing Race in the World’

Grand finale for 2014 Yachting NSW Youth Championships by Lisa Ratcliff

James Spithill - ISAF Sailor of the Year

Water Water Water - Issue 190 Pictorial

ASC, BYRA, and RPAYC Youth Sailors at 2015 Yachting NSW Youth Championships This Long Weekend - Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 Reports by Lisa Ratcliff

Submariner, sailor and boating safety advocate take out NSW Maritime Awards: Manly's Captain Tim Swales, Avalon's David Lyall, and Peter Hunter  Front Page Issue 234

Front Page Issue 245 - Sail Sydney 2015

Sail Sydney 2015: ASC, BYRA, RPAYC, NLSC by Lisa Ratcliff: Four Pittwater sailors will then head off as members of the Australian Sailing Youth Team to be part of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016) in Langkawi, Malaysia

Put On Your Sailing Shoes: Pittwater's 2017-2018 Sailing Season

Eclipsed Rudder Replaced In Time For Couta Boat Nationals by Lisa Ratcliff

Couta Boat Australian Championship And Wattle Cup 2017: On Pittwater - Hosted by Avalon Sailing Club by Lisa Ratcliff

Avalon Tattoo 

Avalon Tattoo 2011 Feature:  the annual Avalon Tattoo is a chance for young and old to listen to great music and observe ancient traditions.

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo  Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial 

Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 - Events Schedule   Avalon Tattoo 2014 Report - Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial

Front Page Issue 167  Avalon Tattoo 2015 - the 10th Annual Celebration - A 10/10 Community Event - Lead Pipe Band this Year is Burwood RSL Sub-Branch Pipe Band - also celebrating their 10th year

 Avalon Tattoo 2015 – 10th Celebration - Pictorial and Report + Front Page Issue 218

Aviation in Pittwater

Eagle One Iroquois Huey UH1H at Avalon Tattoo Photos and 'video' - 2011

Avalon Tattoo 2012  Avalon Tattoo 2012 Pictorial  Avalon Tattoo 2013 - Avalon Tattoo 2013 Pictorial

Avalon Tattoo 2014 Report Avalon Tattoo 2014 Pictorial  Front Page Issue 167

Neil Johnston  Cedric Vincent Williams

Deep Down Among the Coral - By Christopher Corr - A Limited Edition Print in Celebration of the seventy fifth anniversary of QANTAS Airways  - Collectors Corner

History:

Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor  Walter Oswald Watt   Wilfrid Kingsford Smith   John William Cherry   George Scotty Allan

First to Fly in Australia at North Narrabeen 

Bilgola Cottage and House

McCarr's Creek History

The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair 

Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes

Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Bilgola Beach - The Cabbage Tree Gardens and Camping Grounds - Includes Bilgola - The Story Of A Politician, A Pilot and An Epicure by Tony Dawson and Anne Spencer 

Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks 

The Man Who Saved Smithy - Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero: the life of Sir Gordon Taylor MC, GC by Rick Searle - a few insights from the biographer of this new Allen&Unwin book on a local hero

Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Williams Family of Bayview - Friend of P G Taylor

B. 

Barrenjoey Headland 

 Ah Me-The Beauties Of Nature! By JUDY TUDOR January 13, 1945

Barrenjoey Headland - Amendments Alarming Community

Barrenjoey Headland Bushfire - Pictorial Update - Phoenix Landscape arises

Barrenjoey Commercialisation Canned by NSW Heritage and Environment Minister - Issue 123

Barrenjoey Headland - Bushflowers Spring 2012

Barrenjoey Headland Old and New Pictorial

Barrenjoey Headland Thriving After Bushfires  - On Friday Environment Minister Rob Stokes announced more than $3 million over four years to restore the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse and revitalise the Barrenjoey Headland heritage precinct. Friday was also the day the NSW Environment Minister announced the adoption of the amendment to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Lion Island, Long Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves Plan of Management.

Barrenjoey Headland Slated For Accommodation and Conferences (March 2016 Issue 257): Public to Be Excluded From Keepers, Boatmans and Fishers Cottages and Areas Around These - 30-40 people/beds on Architects Plans - NO Specification Documents Published to accompany these - " We have not excluded the provision of spaces within some of the buildings for community use and small scale gatherings." - OEH/NPWS

Barrenjoey Headland Keepers Cottages Slated for Accommodation Development feedback on the concept plans can now be made until Saturday 30 April (OEH Page updated April 18) - Community News Issue 263 (May 2016): Barrenjoey Plans Not Going Ahead - Community Rejects enmasse, again.

Front Page Issue 257: Barrenjoey Slated for Development AGAIN 

Front Page Issue 259: Community Feedback on Barrenjoey 2016 Open Day on New Development Proposal Causes Concern

Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees - History

Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction - History

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk by Geoff Clarke

Barrenjoey Light Keepers - History

Barrenjoey Rally Against Proposed Ammendments to Plan of Mangement and Commercialisation of Barrenjoey Headland For the Record

Barrenjoey Rally Pictorial Issue 120

Bi-Centenary Commemoration of Governor Phillip Honoured In Pittwater - Barrenjoey Repairs and Renovations Announced

Broken Bay Customs Station At Barrenjoey - History

Front Page Issue 120  Front Page Issue 188 - Barrenjoey Rejuvenation continues  Front Page Issue 196 - Barrenjoey Lighthouse Rejuventaions 1.1.2015 - A stroll Around the Headland + First Few Days in Pittwater 2015 Pictorial

George Mulhall - First Lightkeeper at Barrenjoey and First Rowing Champion of Australia - History

Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn  - History

Green Wing Press Launched

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2013 at Barrenjoey

Jervis Sparks - Profile 

John Black - Profile

June 2016 Storm - 1000's of Hands, Ten of 1000's of Community Kindnesses: One Objective - The Community's Record

Lighthouse Keepers Cottages You Can Rent in NSW - Designed or Inspired by Colonial Architect James Barnet: Includes Historic 'Lit' Days records   

Palm Beach Golf Course - History

State Of The Beaches 2015-16 Report: Northern Beaches, Estuarine and Lagoon by Beachwatch, NSW Dept. of Environment & Heritage: Barrenjoey Beach

The Red Light Of Palm Beach by Jervis Sparks

The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland

Woodley's Cottage  - History

Barrenjoey High School

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2012

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2012 Pictorial

ANZAC Day in Pittwater 2013

ANZAC Day in Pittwater - 2013 Pictorial

ANZAC Day 2014 Pictorial - Dawn Service - 11am March and Commemorative Service

ANZAC Day 2015: Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch's Dawn Service and 11am March and Commemoration Service - Hon. Robert Stokes Commemoration Address

ANZAC Day 2016: Avalon Beach and Palm Beach RSL Clubs March and Service and Get-together's

Anzac Day In Pittwater 2017: Pittwater RSL and Avalon Beach RSL Commemorative Dawn and 11 A.M. Services: Address given by Jason Falinski MP for Mackellar Photos by Sandra May, Julie Hegarty, Sally Mayman, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Alison Guesdon

Avalon Tattoo 2012

Barrenjoey High School Students planting Avalon to Careel Bay Wildllife Corridor 

Year 10 Students participating in Duke Of Edinburgh Award 2012 - also the 50th year of this award in Australia

Barrenjoey High Schoolboy Honours 2013 Indigenous Commemorative Service at Hyde Park and meets NSW Governor

Barrenjoey High School Concert Band to Tour Northern Territory in 2013

Living Ocean€™s Boomerang Bags for a No Plastic Please Avalon + Pittwater!

Women's Land Army Lady and Barrenjoey High School Student Attend 2014 Indigenous Commemorative Service at ANZAC Cenotaph-Hyde Park by Oliver Wyatt Front Page Issue 165

Royal Australian Navy scores Barrenjoey High School gig:  musicians workshop precedes Community Concert performance of The Movies show by the Navy Band then the Concert Band and Stage Band - on Saturday May 23rd

Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service 2015 - Pittwater's Doreen Cherry OAM and Barrenjoey Highs School's Oliver Wyatt attend to pay their respects

2015 Pittwater Community Service Award – Commodore Graham Sloper (RAN Rtd.), President of Avalon Beach RSL Sub-Branch + Community Leaders High Tea

Pittwater Student and Land Army Lady Attend Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans 2016 - 10th annual NSW Commemoration ceremony

Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World  Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA + Front Page Issue 305

6th Peninsula Community Of Schools Art Exhibition At Warriewood Square - Silent Auction now open

Surf Collective BHS Initiative 

Funds For Barrenjoey Community Performance Space - from Office of Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater

Beeby Park - Mona Vale

Pittwater Residents Trying To Save Beeby Park - by Save Beeby Park Committee

Concerns Over Beeby Reserve Mona Vale - New Car Park Flooding Issues - from Save Beeby Park Committee

New Car Parks at Warriewood+Mona Vale to Support B-Line Bus Service to Commence Construction in 2016 - details and diagrams - community information session on Mona Vale  on Tuesday 31 May 2016 from 6pm to 8pm

Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks - History

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club

Profiles

Romilly Madew - President of Bilgola SLSC - Profile  Carol and Don McManus - Profile Don McManus - 55 Years In Surf Boats - 'The Don' of Rowing & Sweeping  The Bilgola SLSC' s Sweet Cheeks – Young Ladies With A Great Attitude  Pittwater's 2016 Australia Day Awards Pittwater Citizen of the Year is Romilly Madew, President of Bilgola SLSC

Bilgola SLSC Christens New Boat (Carol McManus) and Launches Carnival Season with their 2013 Annual Boat Carnival

Bilgola SLSC’s Clean Sweep in Round One of 2014-15 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership

Bilgola Beach SLSC Launches the Anthony O'Toole Surfboat

Bilgola Gold Surf Boat Crew to Represent Australia in 2014 Trans-Tasman Test Match Series

Bilgola Gold Surf Boat Crew Wins 2014 Trans-Tasman Test Match Series by Dennis O'Toole

Bilgola SLSC - the First 10 years - History

Front Page Issue 139 Front Page Issue 148 Front Page Issue 149 Front Page Issue 187  Front Page Issue 188

Surfboat Shoot-out - Pittwater Festival Launch Event by Dennis O'Toole

2014 Pittwater Festival Launched by Hon. Bronwyn Bishop and Surf Boat Shoot Out on Pittwater 

Inaugural Surf Boat Shoot Out at RMYC - Opening Event of the 2014 Pittwater Festival

Arrival of the Mal - 1956 Surf Boards: the Avalon Beach Historical Society held a special meeting with Talks given by David Lyall and Bob Head providing some great insights into the ‘Arrival of the Mal’ or Malibu surfboards in Pittwater. 

Pittwater Surf Life Saving Masters at 2014 NSW Championships - A Toast To The Masterful

Surf Patrol Season 2013-14 Closes Today

Surf Patrol Season for 2013-2014 Season Closes Today (27th of April, 2014) - A Tribute to Our Volunteer Pittwater Surf Life Savers 

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence 2014

Pittwater Council Supports 2014-2015 Pittwater Ocean Swim Series by John Guthrie

Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership 2014- 15 - Round Two Hosted by Newport SLSC

SLS SNB Surfboat Premiership 2014-2015 Round Three hosted by Warriewood SLSC

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships a Demonstration of One Wonderful Community

SLS Sydney Northern Beaches 2015 Branch Championships - Masters Water Events and Juniors First Aid Competitions

SLS SNB 2015 Branch Championships – The Wrap and Results<