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Sorell is in for a big treat come the 4th of August with an evening with Open 7 Days 9am - 6pm the Brewster Brothers. 10 Rosendale Road, SorellIn true 'Show' style Rick and John 'Angels' fame (shown at right), (just off the Arthur Highway)of will be performing the music of Bob Dylan, with commentary in an intimate supper setting at the Sorell Memorial Hall. Blue Note Productions' Tim Hibberd, event promoter, local and front man from Rum Jungle, is behind this groundbreaking event for Sorell, and can't wait to get the brothers on stage. "You will walk away, not only entertained by these consummate

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Bay Theatre Company, the play written by Tim Firth was a true delight. Yes the performers do get their clothes off, but that is only part of the story. It's the way that happens, the interplay between ladies of the local WI (bit like our CWA), the characters’ dramas and

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Letters to the Editor Merger off

Merger’s off for now - survey - and therefore merger voted down. Purdon, Degrassi, Leach, Bunyan against. White, Vincent and Dunbabin for. McDonald and Evans absent. So it goes nowhere for now. Good!!! Angela Marsh

Corporate muscle

Once again, the 'David vs. Goliath' attitude some corporations take towards small rural businesses has reared its ugly head. It has recently come to my attention that Carlton & United Breweries will change standard trading terms with supplier businesses, including many rural businesses in Tasmania, from 30 to 90 days as of July 1, 2013. This is in stark contrast to the strict 7-day payment terms imposed by Carlton United on the hundreds of small retail businesses they deal with across the state. I have written to Carlton and United, urging it to reconsider its position and the impact it will have on malting barley suppliers to the Cascade facility in Hobart. At a time when the agriculture industry is doing it so tough in this state, particularly in the rural heartland of Lyons, this change will be a kick in the guts for so many, affecting their ability to manage budgets and cash-flow in a dire economic environment. Eric Hutchinson

an emergency permit to discharge overflowing ponds and a further 3 days to get monitoring in place · On the 29th April discharges were halted because of concentrated contaminates 10 mts below the site on the Carlton River tributary · There was no ‘contingency plan for (such things as) floods, nor a Memorandum of Understanding with EPA. And this is for the already approved and operational B-Cell at Copping, not to be confused with the proposed C-Cell. How can we trust an ‘authority’ that cannot provide a comprehensive risk strategy for eventualities such as this which counter to SWS statement for floods of 1 in 2000yrs, have occurred in 1923, 1929, 1960 and 2009, apart from the latest in April 2013! SWS’s full report is available at sws. tas.com.au in the reports section. A Marsh SBCS

Wild place exhibition

Southern Beaches Regional Arts (SBRA) are hosting the next Tasmanian Regional Arts 2013 Touring exhibition at St George's Hall on the Square in Sorell, with the opening Friday 12th July at 6pm with drinks and nibbles available. It's a photographic exhibition called 'A Wild Place'. The life and landscape of Tasmania's rugged West coast by Carol Maney. As well, at the opening, SBRA will be showing a rolling slide show of various artistic occasions hosted by SBRA and Sorell on Stage, some of them quite funny we are told. The exhibition will be open to the public through till the end of July.

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The third annual ‘Our Youth Has Talent’ Chaplaincy Fundraiser featuring local students from Sorell School and Dodges Ferry Primary School again saw a high standard. The students had auditions in their schools so they were the ‘crème of the crop.’ Judges, Sorell Principal, Roseanne McDade, local personality, Melanie Irons and Dodges Ferry School Principal, Andy Bennett certainly had their work cut out. On Friday evening May 31st local Pastor Gus Yearsley welcomed the people on behalf of the Local Chaplaincy Committees who support the School Chaplains. It was frequently mentioned that the standard was higher than last year. The 200 plus audience really appreciated the young talent on display. Around 40 students participated in 18 acts. The variety included: drama, singing, original songs, comedy, a guitar solo and an indigenous story. Some of those present commented they enjoyed seeing their growth in talent and confidence. Judges handed out Encouragement Certificates to: Ruby Quinlan and Jess Blowfield for their rendition of Ruby’s original song, Joshua Monks who played a guitar solo and Yasmine Tscherkaskyi for her song ‘Wings.’ The top three trophies went to: 1st Place - Ella Pears (pictured below) who sang ‘Heartless,’ 2nd place went to Peter Scarlett who sang ‘When I Ruled the World.’ Third place trophy went to Emma Critchley who performed her own song. The judges confessed to struggling on who to choose but the choices were greeted with great applause from both peers and audience. Sorell School and Dodges Ferry Primary shared the awards equally.

A new 'Sorell Doctors Surgery' has opened right next to the Chemmart Pharmacy on Gordon Street. The surgery is a the result of a combined approach to the new operators 'Medical Practice Management Solutions' from Sorell Council and Mr Greg Kaye of Chemmart. Council was able to access surviving grant funds from an earlier Commonwealth funded GP Super Clinic proposal that failed to get up, assisting with the construction and fit out of the surgery. "We saw it as important to achieve an increase of GP services in Sorell, and our role has been to facilitate that," said Sorell GM Bill Costin. "The increase in these services was seen as important to address ongoing concerns over patient waiting lists within the community complementing the medical services already provided in the town." Not such a clean bill of health Roslyn Luck, practice manager for the surgery, says she is pleased to It seems that the results from the 9th have been involved in the development and fit out of the new facility April rainfall event at Copping Tip has which has been set up to accommodate four doctors’ consultation been a learning experience for SWS. rooms, treatment room, training suite, and facilities for allied health · it took 10 days for SWS to apply for professionals. The project has involved almost completely removing the old surgery that was on the site, before rebuilding the much expanded facility. "We will be open for appointments and new patients as of the 1st of July, with Dr Soon Hock Chong coming across from our Brighton medical practice. "Dr Chong (pictured at right with Peter Yaxley Manager Ros Luck) is an Australian trained practitioner who is excited to be part of our new Sorell team." Initially Dr Chong will be backed up with one full time registered nurse with access to other medical practitioners through the parent organisation which runs similar practices at Brighton and New Town as well as the recently awarded telephone based afterhours medical support services for Tasmania. The surgery will initially operate weekdays from 8.45am to 5pm. Bulk billing will be available to children up to 16 as well as aged pensioners, with discounts available to health card holders. Phone practice manager Ros Luck on 6165 1595 (yes that is 6165 1595).

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Did you know we have access to one of the most advanced Skin Cancer Clinics in Tasmania, right here in Sorell? Well we have, and it is just one of the allied health services, which makes up the Sorell Family Practice, at the Plaza on Cole Street. The clinic was established through the foresight of Drs Susan Lizner and Andrew Gangell who identified a significant need for local skin services and pushed to have a clinic included in the design of the Family Practice building. "General Practices are really the first point of call for most concerns over any ailment and queries with skin concerns are no exception," explains Andrew. "What is different here is that we can now provide specialist skills and services in this area." Listening to both doctors explain, one begins to understand the importance of being able to do that locally, quickly and conveniently. An example of a general practice patient was given, where the waiting time to see specialist care in Hobart intensified a problem that could have been simply dealt with. Then there is the fact that the Sorell area has one of the highest incidents of melanomas for men in the state. Again, if the medical services can be delivered here, how much better is that for the local and extended population that see Sorell as a regional centre? Both doctors and clinic staff have undergone specific training, building on their general practice skills. Along with that the Clinic has invested in specialised equipment that assists with diagnosis and recording of results. The technologies used (Drs Andrew and Sue pictured with IT imaging system) enable staff to keep an eye on areas of concern by comparing today's images to previous visit images. So this is all pretty nice for us as locals - having the ability to access medical assistance for skin cancer issues, and more importantly be treated locally, but how do you make sure you are looking after yourself in this respect? Dr Andrew gave some dot points: • Actively look out for changes in your skin, especially moles • Include a Skin Check as part of your annual checkups from age 35 • Less common in children, but just as important to treat quickly • The older you are the more likely that you will get some sort of skin cancer • The quicker it is caught, the more likely that it can be treated • You are never too old • You do not need to be a patient of the Sorell Family Practice to book in for a check up at the Skin Cancer Clinic. All that said, should you need to use this important locally provided service give the Clinic a call on 6265 2341.

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artists, you will also have learned a bit about what was going on in Dylan’s life and mind as the brothers take you through the musical journey.” Tim (pictured above) started planning the show after working closely with Rick Brewster through the recent Phoenix event at Dunalley. He now jams regularly with Rick, and out of that comes the desire for Tim to deliver some different and exciting local shows around the greater Sorell area. "I love the Sorell Hall, with its stage and velvet curtains, the lighting and the size that will suit this type of performance," explains Tim. The Show is limited numbers with one performance only kicking off with support act 'Timothy Slater', a soulful, Launceston based pop/folk performer (http://www. soundvault.com.au/Timothy%20 Slater.htm). The Brewster Brothers follow Slater with their live performance version of the recently recorded 'Brewster Brothers play Bob Dylan' in the intimate Sunday evening supper session in the town hall. Seating will be offered at tables of 11, and you can make up your own group or be seated with others. Supper will be served and there will be access to the RSL bar for beverages.

Men of song

The Orford community, and those from further afield who wish to attend, are in for a real treat with a visit and performance from the Bunbury Men Singers. The Singers, hailing from Western Australia, are a travelling party of choir members en-route to the Festival of Voices, offering an afternoon of beautiful music at the Orford Hall, Monday 8th July at 2pm. Admission is $5. Singing for health and enjoyment since 1998... to get an early heads up visit bunburymenofsong.com. au

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A Special General Meeting of Sorell Council was recently held to decide a motion: ‘That based on the joint Sorell Clarence Working Group report findings, Sorell Council undertake consultation with its community to seek its views on the possibility of a merger with Clarence Council, with a view to requesting the Minister for Local Government to initiate a review into the possible merger of the Sorell Clarence municipalities.’ Councillors spoke citing the benefits or otherwise of a merger, but not as to whether to consult, before voting on the motion. The motion was lost with four against to three for. OK. One would take from that happening that Council would now go forward with their merger plans without consulting with the community. Not so. At this stage the meeting was opened to questions from the public. In answer to questioning as to whether this meant the merger would be on going or not; Mayor Vincent said the debate had been vibrant and Council would take directions from its residents. GM Bill Costin said if possible merger talks were to continue, a survey was required. Council had voted against the survey so for now the matter would not

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proceed any further. That said (and the points noted are part of the record) what has happened to reports and activities of the Joint Working Group (Sorell & Clarence) which lead to this lost motion being put to Council? Listening to Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman on the radio the next morning, he said that Clarence, even though ready, could not progress this any further if Sorell does not act. Somehow, between the survey that was conducted in 2012, where the outcome said that the majority of responding Sorell ratepayers wanted a merger, and this now lost motion, the whole thing has gone pear shaped. Then at the recent general meeting 18th June 2013 of Sorell Council, not a ripple about this decision. No fronting up of community to ask the questions. No revisit from councillors. It was one of the quickest meetings of council with as few as four in the gallery, then meeting and question time over within 20 minutes. One wonders if anyone really gives a flying ..... about the situation or council matters at all? But then this does not sit comfortably ...... having witnessed and recorded Sorell Council’s past inability to come to terms with ‘consultation’ with the ratepayers, ie engage meaningfully with them and take community direction on significant matters. (See Councils Community Engagement Strategy 2012). So what was the reasoning behind the lost motion? Then the other consideration is what has happened to the Sorell Clarence Working Group report findings? It is not acceptable that council throws its resources at what is probably the most significant issue it will need to deal with in this decade, and then walk away from it because it ‘does not seem to want to engage with its ratepayers?’

Hot topic with the council Dispelling the myth that the Sorell Council now consults with its community is not difficult. At a recent meeting Councillors voted four to three (two absent) against consulting with residents over a possible merger between Clarence and Sorell Councils. A working group had been established to investigate the economies of scale and subsequently the financial implications of a merger. Councillors voted not to present this information to the community. Were they afraid that if given a choice the majority might wish to merge with Clarence as a previous survey indicated? A grave injustice has been handed down to our community and Sorell now has a legacy of a $4.5 million Council Chambers that we will be paying for over decades. Originally the new building was to be a shared facility with some Government services. The concept proved unattractive to Service Tasmania and Centerlink. Education and the Arts thought the site unsuitable to relocate the Library. The original floor plan may have been modified somewhat but the question remains to be asked. Will this new building now be used as an excuse to employ more staff? Private enterprise and other Government Departments have had to rationalise and find cost savings. With any merged Council, a front of office and outside workforce would have been required, but did it need to be a multimillion dollar building? With Local Government reform in the hands of elected members the status quo of 29 Councils will remain as will the unnecessary costly duplication. The much lauded NBN has gradually made its way up the East Coast benefiting many smaller communities. However the heavily populated areas such as the Southern Beaches cannot rely on local network connection during peak hours. Running a business in these areas is a nightmare and residents are yet to get confirmation as to whether the NBN will extend to the Southern Beaches and beyond. The Tasman Peninsula lacks a reliable mobile phone service. What will it take to get some answers and action in this tourist based region? If only more residents were as vocal on issues such as telecommunications and Council mergers as the opponents of the Copping C Cell. This pro-active group has made some progress of late but time will tell if members' political prowess, constructive criticism and valid arguments against the toxic dump site arouse majority concerns and convince the proponents to abandon the project altogether. There is still no indication of a meeting date between the group and the Sorell Council. Of late Councillors’ track record of community consultation is far from credible. Carmel Torenius

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Shifting sands At a special event organised by Southern Beaches Landcare / Coastcare, attendees were treated to the explanations of geomorphologist Chris Sharples on our local beach areas. The focus was on storm activated periodic erosion of beaches and sand dune areas, and the cyclic renewal of those same areas as well as the early effects from a 200mm rise in sea levels over the last 50 years. Chris (shown at centre in photo below), from the School of Geographical and Environmental Studies, explained that while we have had some high beach erosion events in recent years, these are not so different to what has happened to the area historically. There is an extreme storm event, say every 10 years, and then that will be followed by a period where the sand that has

been washed off the beach will be returned to the beach and dunes, until the cycle happens again. Concerns for the future are firmly bedded in rising sea levels (predicted at another metre rise over the next 50 years or so) where smaller storms may begin to do similar damage and erosion as large storms because of those higher sea levels. The findings explained have been established through the Tasmarc Shoreline and Archiving Project since 2005, and information gathered over many years and aerial photographs. The valuable work of volunteers, including members of Coastcare, was acknowledged in maintaining important data for the beach profile surveys. The discussion held at Park Beach was followed by a similar program at Shelley Beach, Koonya.

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The community gathered, to take in the craft offerings, the good food, company and participation in the lantern walk for the winter solstice celebrations at the Okines Community Gardens. The numbers in attendance delighted organisers, predominantly families with kids playing taking advantage of mum and dad's preoccupation with the entertainment and catching up with grown up friends. With a cold and clear night the fire pots were appreciated by all with entertainment and the chatter competing for attention, and all the while the spectra looms in the background. Well done to the organisers - a great attendance and a great community night. What a fantastic environment that has been developed by the Okines community members and gladly shared with the community.

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Fundamental Fitness, Personal Trainer Jackie Johnstone, is bringing a new 'group fitness program' to Sorell. It is all about getting fit in a fun and enjoyable way. She will cater for beginners through to intermediate fitness levels with cardio, body weight, strength and resistance training workouts specific favourites such as prawns, to the individual or the group. scallops, roasts as well as plum For further details contact Jackie Johnstone on 0408 031 609 or pudding or pavlova with the catch up via facebook.com/fundamentalfitnessjackie sweets choices. Of course the normal menu is still available with a selection of $15.00 'winter meal specials' available Mondays to Thursdays for both lunch and dinner. Drop in and enjoy the hospitality of the Dunalley Hotel - make it a day trip to the area and be part of the recovery. To book your Christmas Dinner in July, call the hotel on 6253 5101.

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Visiting the Dunalley Hotel recently I caught up with Debbie to see what was coming up in the coming month. The hotel, which for some time occupied the centre of the fire recovery in the Dunalley area, has dropped back to its normal role providing dining to passer bys and locals as well as watering hole for locals, tourers and now the tradies working in the area. Debbie and Bill always looking forward, have organised their winter menus accordingly. "We have a traditional 'Christmas in July' menu running from the 8th through to the 23rd July," says Debbie. "Get a group together or come as you are. There are menu choices with a 2 course offered for $25, and a great 3 course option at $28.00." The menu consists a variety of entrees and mains with old

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Getting hung for leaving toast crumbs in the butter??? Now, that would be going a little too far, even for convict days but hey! That’s theatre for you. One minute you are a normal run of the mill person going about everyday business and the next you are up there, on stage, taking part in yet another production by Sorell on Stage. This time it’s “Carry On Convicts,” a bit on the saucy side…..if you know what I mean!! “Now I’m a Convict” is a catchy song admirably written by Michelle Pears and the actors who take the bull by the horns in presenting this song have to show some musical talent. And they do!! “Back in the Bad Old days” (written by Saakia Itchins) at the Old Bailey a well known character is up on charges!!! What on earth has he done?? Will he be deported? The guard dogs of the Neck make an appearance in Phil Jenning’s skit, showing their prowess at sniffing out humans, commenting on their weird and wonderful ways. Be prepared! What should a convict do when chased by the law? He needs to

in his two pence worth. It’s no wonder that a “One Way Ticket” (written by Phil Banks) to Convict land is the way to go. Why would you go back to Mother England when you can have a whale of a time right here at the Sorell Memorial Hall on Thursday 25th, Fri. 26th and Saturday 27th July at 7.30pm. Tickets for sale NOW at Present Day Florist & Gifts or the Sorell News Agency. Don’t miss this! Three shows only.

hide somewhere when running for his life through a park where there is only a fair maiden to be found, and that be a maiden betrothed to the commandant! What happens next you won’t believe unless you see it!! And Linda Newbon wrote and directed this!! What fun!! Three prissy spinsters (including Trish Evans and Bev Wilson) appear to be not quite so innocent Saakia Itchins maybe? And how does Alexander Pearce end up in a song? What happens when three buxom wenches bring their whips along? The mind boggles with Jude O’Doherty and Robyn Devlin!! The Town Crier (Paul Morrison) keeps all up to date with the local news and bushrangers tend to appear from time to time as the show progresses with Ikey Solomon (Ron Andersen) popping

Win a double pass to 'Carry on Convicts' Simply write a humorous convict poem or limerick, or maybe a humorous short convict story. Two entries will be selected and awarded a double pass each to the Carry On Convicts performances being held at the Sorell Memorial Hall from 25th to 27th July. Email your entry to sorelled@myroundabout.com.au by the 14th July.

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For over eight years now I have had a daily focus on cracking the facebook marketing code. I’ve been fine tuning and enhancing what I have found to be a productive and efficient way of getting word out about my work on facebook! Over 95% of my art and product sales stem from facebook. I don’t personally sell through any shopping cart on facebook – but encourage people to visit my website. It works! Now is easier than ever to get word out about your work, project, product or idea! Here are my top three tips to

help make facebook work for you (make sure you have a facebook PAGE to start): 1. ONE HOUR per week! Preschedule your posts – ensuring you post a minimum of twice a day if you are serious about building your facebook presence. How? - where you type your post you will see a symbol just below that looks like a clock – schedule away! 2. Call to action! Invite your fans to ACT through your posts. Whether it is through asking them questions and encouraging them to answer (e.g. ask them to shout out their location). Ask people to share, visit your website or to like your post. People are more likely to interact when you ask. Give it a try! 3. You presence! Your fans will want to talk to you, know you read their comments and see the face behind the page. Share

a happy photo of yourself from time to time – people love this! You can’t expect to post and do nothing else. Your fans are building a trust with you – and to do this take time, interactions and respect. It does take time to build your facebook fan base, however it will be incredibly worth it with perseverance and dedication – like anything! Through facebook and my hard work I have turned from a hobbyist artist into a professional artist – with no art training, but I have created a high demand for my work! Get out there – give facebook a go – get social! Lee-Anne Peters is creator of many facebook pages including www. facebook.com/tobhealers with almost 12,000 fans! Lee-Anne is available for mentoring to help you make the most of your facebook experience!

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Triabunna District High School staff and students would like to thank the community for their donations towards the ‘BUNNA BIKE BASH’, raising funds for Dunalley Primary School. A final total of $10,014.05 was raised.

The Tasmanian Hospitality Associated (THA) held the prestigious Awards of Excellence 2013, on Monday 3 June with Swansea restaurant 'The Ugly Duck Out' receiving three state awards: Best Breakfast sponsored by J. Boags and Sons/Lion, Energy Efficiency sponsored by the National AHA, and Best Environmental Practice (for the

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3rd year running) sponsored by WIN TV The Ugly Duck Out's Robyn Klobusiak says, "thank you all for your encouragement. "These awards are a reflection of the TUDO team’s conviction, our brilliant suppliers and to our guests who have visited Swansea and patronised our restaurant over the last 9 years.

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Southern Beaches Conservation Society (SBCS), President Angela Marsh, is hopeful that at least one government department now understands the future toxic legacy and lack of merit in burying hazardous waste at Copping, following the Regional Development Australia Fund's (RDAF) rejection of the Tasman Council application on behalf of Southern Waste Solutions (SWS). "Whilst our campaign against this third world disposal method is far from over, we are celebrating this first chink in SWS' plan to develop a 300,000 tonne hazardous waste dump in a catchment area that may eventually leach into the Bruny Bio-region," says Ms Marsh. "It was laughable to hear Ms Bell from SWS today (12/06/13) say she has had supportive comments from locals saying 'get on with it'. Who are these socalled locals? The only supportive comments we ever hear are from those with vested interests such as council shareholders and SWS themselves." “The crux of the matter comes back to one point,” says Ms Marsh. "There are alternative ways to deal with the bulk of these 300,000 tonnes of waste due to come from Antarctica as well as Tasmania. For instance, the Hobart Railyards waste can be remediated on site.” "Technologies exist, can be

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employed and will give all of Tasmania a better outcome. We would like council shareholders in the Copping Tip to enact their power to instruct their own company, SWS, to halt plans to construct the C Cell at Copping until such time that the National Waste Policy 2009 is implemented in Tasmania. This will enable ALL OTHER AVENUES in line with the Policy to be exhausted before this last resort solution is reconsidered." SBCS say that any other approach is a blatant rush for a cheap, misinformed solution to a very real problem, by an organisation that will not consider any other method of disposal except for a hole in the ground which will inevitably leak and cause problems for future generations. Ms Marsh thanked the thousands of supporters in the campaign to overturn this C Cell approval. To date over 1700 residents petitioned the Sorell Council, over 2500 letters were sent to the RDAF and Federal Ministers, as well as hundreds who took part in online petitions. "This is a real grass roots campaign supported by real people with very real concerns. And just as importantly they are people who are open to exploring waste management alternatives for all of Tasmania."

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Did someone say Cider? The next Bream Creek Market is offering a cider making demonstration which will be run by The Lost Pippin on Sunday 7th July. The demonstration is on at 11.30am and fits well with the market’s local/home grown and made ethos. Market organisers ask that you bring your own bags and prepare to go home with armfuls of edible goodies at this Sunday’s Bream Creek Farmers Market. On offer from farmers and small producers will be a wide range of food including oysters, smoked seafood, bread, pickles, wine, country cakes, fruit & vegetables and more. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch whilst listening to local musicians and take in the scenic panorama that is rural Bream Creek. For further info visit b r e a m c r e e k f a r m e r s m a r ke t . wordpress.com or check them out on facebook. Always the first Sunday of the month, at the Bream Creek Showground.

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Winning the battle - NO RDAF funding for the Copping C cell - with 2500 community letters sent to the Regional Australia Development Fund, the Southern Beaches Conservation Society (SBCS) continue to be active in their quest to derail the building of a hazardous waste C-Cell at the Copping Tip site. The latest activity; the 'Waste of Tasmania Expo' held on the lawns of Parliament in Hobart on Saturday 29th June. SBCS spokesperson Angela Marsh in outlining the program, said that it's about time Government, industry and the public realised that there are better, more appropriate, more productive and more cost effective ways to deal with 'Waste'. "This is what has evoked such a strident objection in the case of the C-Cell, or general waste. Waste is a valuable commodity that

encompasses job creation, waste 'mining' and waste to energy production," says Ms Marsh. The focus of the Expo centres around three areas: Recycling - cleaning up Tasmania - environment - water ways - including job creation. Remediation - alternative to landfill for hazardous waste - using waste as a valuable commodity - waste to energy - including job creation. Hazardous Waste at Copping - landfill is the wrong technology - wrong location - wrong science. Presenters include Keynote speaker Andrew Wilkie - Federal Member for Denison, Michael Swanton recycling champion, Michael Shrapnel SBCS, Peter McGlone of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust and Shane Humphreys. If you want to find out about the day visit facebook.com/ SouthernBeachesConservationSociety

Family violence and men after natural disasters In this fourth article in a series about the effects of natural disasters on family relationships, we look at family violence, men and seeking support. The focus In the immediate aftermath of disasters, media coverage tends to focus on community resilience, spirit and generosity. In some cases this together with the focus on practical recovery, grief and loss may result in the issue of family violence not being readily discussed. Reacting to trauma Disasters can lead to grief, loss, trauma, homelessness and unemployment. Tensions can increase when couples spend more time together, including in unfamiliar accommodation. But there are no excuses for family violence in response to these pressures. It is against the law and not tolerated. The following are some common

responses to a traumatic event: Intense feelings: Increased irritability, sudden mood changes, anxiety or depression. Changed behaviours: Vivid flashbacks possibly with physical symptoms, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. Emotional reactions: Anniversaries of the event can trigger upsetting memories or cause fears that the stressful event will be repeated. Strained relationships: More frequent arguments with family members and others, or becoming more withdrawn. Physical symptoms: Headaches, nausea and chest pain may result and require medical attention. Pre-existing medical conditions may worsen due to stress. Help yourself and your family There are a number of steps you can take following a traumatic experience, including:

Give yourself time: Allow yourself to recover. Be patient with yourself. Ask for support: Speak to people who care about you. But remember they may also have experienced trauma. Communicate: Talk with family or close friends or keep a diary. Find local support groups: Such as for those for people who have suffered trauma. Find trained professionals: They can help you work through your experiences. Be healthy: Eat well-balanced meals and get plenty of rest. Use relaxation techniques to help with sleep. Avoid alcohol and drugs. Establish routines: Eat meals at regular times or follow an exercise program. Take time to pursue hobbies or other enjoyable activities. Delay major life decisions: This may not be the best time to switch jobs, for example.

Getting help There are no excuses for partner/family violence. Seeking assistance is vital where relationships are strained and violence has emerged. Pick up the phone and get help. Family Violence Counselling and Support Service: 1800 608 122 Tasmania Police in an emergency: 000 Mensline: (24 hour support) 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au Sexual Assault Services: (24 hour support) 6231 1817 www.sass. org.au Written by Jane Fleming, State Manager of the Family Violence Counselling and Support Service, DHHS The author acknowledges the work of the Women’s Health Goulburn and the UNICEF Behind Closed Doors in writing this article.

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There has been a longstanding relationship between Sorell School students and the work of a children's charity known as Camkids. Not too many in our community know about this; the generosity of students, the work of Camkids, or how this partnership which involves Cambodia came about. Roundabout, having heard whispers of something international and an upcoming visit to Cambodia by one of our locals, set out to get the story, but before that, a bit of background on Camkids and Cambodia. Camkids is a children's charity whose main purpose is to help the children of Cambodia who are either poor or whose parents are not there for them. These children live in one of the poorest countries in the world, having been crippled by decades of war, international embargoes, political instability and economic stagnation. Today over half of the population is under the age of 18 (imagine that) following the extension of the Vietnam war into Cambodia in the 70's and the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge after that time wiping out an estimated 2 million Cambodians. The effects are still being felt with the decimation of extended families and extreme poverty with many children living on the streets and in slums. The luckier ones live in state or private orphanages. Now back to the tip off; Sorell Primary School teacher Miss Moya Sharpe, who is off for a long service break, is going to visit some of the projects that the students have been supporting. "It has always been a personal passion of mine to volunteer overseas, and now I am going to do it," says Moya who was instrumental in the projects being sponsored by student efforts. "Sorell School's involvement started when I returned from an overseas trip quite some years ago. At that time the student representative council was already undertaking sponsor activities and I presented the Camkids as being something that our students could really be involved in. "The SRC liked the idea, and since that time our students have supported various projects from computers for class rooms, solar panels for schools, gardens in schools and orphanages and teaching, right through to medicines in villages." The students each year conduct a Hush-a-thon which, along with other donations, raises around $2000 which goes direct to the projects. The difference this year will be that by the time that the next Husha-thon is held, Moya will have returned after her third term long service break where she will be teaching Cambodian children. She will also report to students on how their support has helped children in Cambodia. We look forward to hearing from Moya on that.

Eyelines Tasmania has been servicing communities around the state since 1996 and has since grown to twelve stores with six in the South, four in the North and two on the North West coast. In addition to these, Eyelines provides services to King Island, Flinders Island, Cape Barren Island, Smithton, George Town, Scottsdale, St Helens, Queenstown, Rosebery, St Marys, Triabunna and Nubeena. Employing 69 people and serving the optical needs of over 30,000 Tasmanians every year – Eyelines is locally owned and operated and proud to be a part of Tasmanian community life. “We offer you the best quality, value and service for all your optical needs.” said Eyelines Managing Director, William Downie “We care about our customers and aim to create an experience where both customers and staff are proud to have chosen Eyelines.” To accompany the quality service provided, Eyelines are now excited to launch their new 5 Star Guarantee exclusive to Eyelines stores. “We guarantee to repair or replace your frames no matter

how they were broken.” said William “whether they’ve been driven over by a car, eaten by the dog or broken playing sport it doesn’t matter; no questions asked.” As some people find it difficult to select a frame to suit, Eyelines is offering a unique 30 day exchange – so if you’re not happy with your selection within 30 days pop back into the store to choose another frame. “These two initiatives are new and unique to the optical industry in Tasmania and clearly set us apart from our competitors in providing unequalled customer satisfaction,” William said. “It’s all part of our dedication to providing total satisfaction for our customers: we offer a lifetime of service. Our customers can come in any time for free adjustment, cleaning and service of their spectacles. We value our customers and guarantee total satisfaction now and in the future.” If you would like to find out more about the Eyelines 5 Star Guarantee, pop into the Sorell store and have a chat with Lisa, Sarah or Melinda and see their great range of frames.

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I needed to check this out because we are told that lighting is only a small part of our daily electrical usage, but Peter was insistent about one thing, we have more light globes running in our homes than we first think! "Today, a kitchen could be running 10 lights, and that is just one room. Add the lounge, entry lights and the external lights and it does not take long to double if not triple the lights you are running," says Peter. "It doesn't really matter how many light globes you are running, it really comes down to how much you want to save." While we were talking Peter had been taking calls. One call that stood out was to a major hotel complex looking to source their replacement lights. What I heard was that; this customer would have their lighting issues sorted for well in excess of 10 years against the standard half year life for incandescent or say 3 years for fluorescent, and secondly the savings in power bills. Yes again lighting is only a small part of the total - but a 80% plus saving on anything cannot be sneezed at. He is also working on a major LED replacement program for fluorescents in public buildings.

Peter says that LED is available for just about any application from spotlights through to soft bedside lighting, and it can be done globe by globe. Do yourself a favour - shop locally at Peter's 'Orbit Lighting', top end of Gordon Street, Sorell; there is a stunning array of lighting options. He is open daily, or call on 6265 1112.Peter can do your lighting design, provide an audit, and clarify all your lighting issues for you. You can also talk to Peter about Orbit's interest free payment plan.

Promoting Sorell as a tourist destination has never been easy. One must look at ‘a point of difference’. Look at what we have and build on it. Sorell is one of the oldest towns in the State but we have lost much of our built heritage. A few examples of fine old homes have survived and recently been restored. We must preserve what remains. A perfect project is the old carriage shed in Station Lane. Structurally it is still very sound and once restored will provide an ideal venue to display the history of the Bellerive to Sorell railway and a tribute to Neil Davis, enabling exhibition of the life and works of a Sorell lad. Neil is a Tasmanian legend, a respected and world renowned war correspondent and is another ‘point of difference’. A Neil Davis Exhibition Centre will be an

attraction that will create State and International interest. The other point of difference is the Orielton Lagoon Ramsar site. This is a wetland of world significance and should be promoted. The perfect site overlooking the lagoon at the entrance to Sorell was purchased by Council last year (for this I did have support). The vision for the area is an interactive interpretative visitor information Centre. An architecturally designed glass building, with viewing platform, promoting the Orielton lagoon wetlands would be an imposing entrance into Sorel, another point of difference. There is no doubt this and the Neil Davis Exhibition Centre will require external funding but both projects stand on their merit. Perhaps a merged Council with a greater funding pool could have achieved these projects without external assistance. Lyons becoming a marginal seat could also see some financial gains to our area.

The fencing effort following the January bushfires is far from over with new efforts undertaken by the Lindisfarne Rotary Club at the property of Nigel Higgins off Sugar Loaf Road, Carlton River. Fencing was undertaken to secure paddocks on the property, coordinated by Dennis Turner Rotary member and, fly in - fly out, Orielton resident. Around 6 people worked on the fencing securing the property, enabling Nigel to run stock on the slowly recovering land. The work has taken in well over 2km of fencing, leaving Nigel to complete the internal fencing at his own pace.

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NRM or Natural Resource Management is a program that addresses environmental and social issues within an area. To best understand this Roundabout has had a bit of a look at the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council (GSBC) NRM effort lead by natural resource manager Mel Kelly. The GSBC committed to an NRM Officer position back in late 2004 responding to concerns in dealing with complex natural resource issues and opportunities for funding available to the local community. It was not the first time that GSBC had been involved, from the late 1990’s to 2002 several million dollars had been spent on projects with the community growing to expect the support of the program. In 2002 the Council wound back the program; however, by 2004 community pressure drove the recreation of the NRM position and since then it has basically gone from strength to strength with Mel Kelly taking on the job in May 2005. "The first thing I did was set up a Natural Resource Management Committee; the representation, passion and drive of this committee is the key to our success, particularly that of our Chair, past and present," explained Mel. The NRMC is considered to be one of the most effective committees of Council and has both a Councillor and the Mayor as members. Mel explained its role: to conserve and protect the natural environment; improve

natural resource management: carrying out on-ground environmental and sustainability works; facilitate practices of sustainable development and planning; provide support and advice on natural resource management; provide educational and awareness programmes; and to provide opportunities to enhance community capacity to participate in natural resource management practices, activities and projects. The position quickly became full time, working on many different activities from Water Management Plans, the Dog Management Policy (as birds and beaches are a significant component of our Declared Areas) including input into development applications and planning. The role also supports community groups (Clean Up Days / National Tree Day / working bees), sources funding, coordinates weed management and increasingly deals with sustainability, coastal and climate change issues. The NRM Committee is committed to the ongoing implementation of the Prosser, Little Swanport and Swan Apsley Catchment Plans

developed during the Natural Heritage Trust days. "As a key means of progressing this we have worked long and hard to develop a relationship with NRM South (one of 56 NRM regional bodies in Australia) since their inception. In 2008 we commenced the Catchments To Coasts (CTC) program and co funded the Catchment Coordinator position with NRM South," explained Mel. "Through this partnership further funding was achieved delivering different projects on a variety of land issues and building on the work of the Little Swanport Catchment Committee which developed the Whole of Catchment Planning Model over many long hard years. The Catchment Committee, supported by the GSB / Southern Midlands Council’s, was the winner of the National Landcare Community Group award in 2010." Mel says Council's GM has always said that if you are going to do it (NRM) you need to do it properly and they now have a core budget which exceeds $200,000 annually. "We have more than doubled that amount in grant money received this financial year so the commitment from Council to NRM pays off. This not only results in positive outcomes for the management of natural resources but also results in jobs for 11 locals in the NRM Unit and the subsequent economic flow on effect." In recognition of the NRM's role in the community, Council in its recent restructure, saw fit to establish NRM as a separate unit of Council. This has enabled improved integration and collaboration across all departments. Mel says, "A good example of this is the two NRM On Ground Works Officers who undertake weed

control work on Council reserves and roadsides budgeted from the Works budget, as well as doing strategic grant funded weed control across land tenure funded by NRM unit grants. "Management of staff occurs in collaboration across departments and enables economies of scales as well as the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources otherwise not possible," explains Mel. "A further example is the part time Sustainability Officer, working with other departments on a range of projects from waste management and recycling to energy reduction initiatives and community engagement projects." When you think about what Council's are responsible for in our communities, Glamorgan Spring Bay has certainly grabbed the 'natural resource' issue as an important way forward. There is a story on each of the initiatives undertaken in the past and future. When one holds this next to the natural advantages in GSB, the natural environmental cannot be ignored. GSB Mayor, Bertrand Cadart, summarised the success of the program, saying that in many ways it is attributable to the extraordinary and passionate person, who is Mel Kelly. "She is a crusader for practical environmental protection, incredibly passionate about our region and the importance of integrating NRM issues into the way that Council undertakes its core activities."

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The Spring Bay Community Shed celebrated a landmark day recently with the relaunch Stan Clements' heron dinghy 'Wind Song'. Maritime shed members have watched and joined in where required, as the dingy has been lovingly restored after being found in a shed on One Tree Point as recently as a year ago. The project is especially dear to Stan Clements as he recalls the days when as many of 25 or more similar craft were sailed by family groups off the point. The launching of the vessel was undertaken as part of a special weekend event with the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania at One Tree Point where a 6 oared vessel and other wooden boats made up a welcome flotilla. The launching on Saturday was followed by on water activities, a dinner presentation by Graeme Hunt on his AWBF Living Boat Trust at the Spring Bay Hotel. The program continued on Sunday with a rowing day and lunch BBQ at the Community Shed.

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The Orford Odeon organisers are holding their annual Christmas in July event on the 18th July at the Orford Golf Club followed by 'An Affair to Remember' at the monthly screening at the Odeon. At the time of publication the organisers were pretty sure that the dinner would be booked out, but seating and standing room for the screening would still be available . The dinner and film deal at $25.00 starts at 6pm at the Orford Golf Club, then the film starts at 7.45pm at the Orford Odeon. For last minute tickets call the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council on 6256 4777. And on ‘ AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER' - Drama/Romance - Rated G - in Technicolor. She’s a beautiful singer, he’s a handsome playboy. They’re both engaged to be married; but to other people. And yet, they are smitten. Their love blossoms quickly, inexplicably, as they indulge in a ship-board romance. They promise to meet again in six months - at the top of the Empire State building - but will it happen…? Is their love real can it be that strong...? Pass the tissues! Do Not miss this Classic, gloriously romantic story of ‘True Love’ screening at the Orford Odeon. Doors open @ 7.15pm tickets $5.00 per ticket.

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AA: if you would like to stop drinking, drop in for coffee and support. St Georges Hall, Sorell 8pm Tuesdays, or phone Don 0439 657 563 BREAM CREEK FARMERS MARKET 9am - 1pm at the Bream Creek Showground, 1st Sunday of month, breamcreekfarmersmarket@gmail. com or breamcreekfarmersmarket. wordpress.com BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SORELL: be involved in your business community, 6.30pm for meal, meeting begins 7.15m. Contact Paul Kregor secretary: dellwood@ activ8.net.au

COAL RIVER VALLEY SUSTAINABLE LIVING GROUP: reducing our ecological footprint through sharing knowledge and ideas, liaising with local government and strengthening community links. Meet at Centacare Meeting Room in Torrens St, Richmond on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Phone Penny Wadsley 6260 2950, email pmwadsley@ ozemail.com.au or visit, www.crvslg. blogspot.com CWA ORIELTON: meet at the Orielton Hall, 4th Tuesday of each month – 10am – 3pm, all ladies welcome DODGES FERRY SENIOR CITIZENS BOWLS CLUB at the Dodges Ferry Community (School) Hall, every Thursday 12.45 - 4pm. P 6265 8208 DODGES FERRY RIDING CLUB: Regular rallies, 1st Sunday of month, monthly playgroup last Saturday. Contact dodgesferryhorseriding@ gmail.com or 6265 7551. DODGES FERRY & STH BEACHES LIONS CLUB meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm, Lewisham Tavern – All Welcome; for more info contact Susy 6265 2409 DUNALLEY TASMAN NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, activities daily; tours, walking groups, workshops, playgroup, OP SHOP, more. p. 6253 5579 or w. dunalleytasman.org EAGLEHAWK FILM SOCIETY: contact Dave on 6250 3949 for information or to book into Thurs 7.30pm screenings EAGLEHAWK NECK HISTORY GROUP meets second Monday each month, 7pm at EHN Community Hall. Everyone interested in local history is welcome to come along

MEN’S BREAKFASTS, St Georges Church Hall Sorell, 3rd Wed in for a friendly chat and discuss or month at 7.30am. Guest Speaker, share some local knowledge if you all welcome. Enquiries 6248 1878 have it - we are always interested to receive new information! For MEN’S SHED, SORELL is a space enquiries phone Terry 6250 3548. where men meet, share, work on projects and help others. Open Mon, EAGLEHAWK NECK QUIZ NIGHT Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am to 2.30pm. - second Sat of month at EHN Drop in or contact 0478 051 Community Hall. Team prize, 266 or check out on the web www. Lucky Door prize and Spot prizes sorellmensshed.org throughout the night. Everyone welcome! Come alone or with a MIDWAY POINT-PENNA partner, group or be buddied up on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH meet the night. $5 per person includes 1st Wed of each month, 12noon lucky door ticket to win Dinner for 1pm at the Pittwater Community Two at the Lufra Hotel. BYO drinks Centre, 34 Hoffman Street, Midway and nibbles, and tea or coffee is Point. ALL WELCOME for further available free of charge. Doors open information phone 0419318 012 7.15-ish, Pencils at 7.30 sharp. Enquiries 0407401865 Marion MIDWAY POINT OP SHOP: EAST COAST CANCER SUPPORT Community Centre next to Hall, GROUP providing support and Raynors Rd, Wed and Fri 9.30am to information for current cancer 12.30pm patients, cancer survivors and their carers. Meets 1st Wedn of month OKINES COMMUNITY HOUSE craft 1.30 – 3.30pm, Triabunna. groups, mindful and mediation For more information please classes, walking, drawing, , garden contact Cynthia Taafe (Cancer workshops. For full program p. 6265 Council Tasmania) 6233 2072 7016 or w. okinescommunityhouse. com.au EATING WITH FRIENDS at Midway Point - the second and fourth ORFORD BOWLS CLUB - indoor Fridays of the month we have a bowls every Wednesday night at three course lunch. All welcome.. Rheban Road from 5:30pm. All Cost $7. Bookings Essential. Phone welcome. Enquiries 6257 1495 Gennette 62651155 ORFORD TRIABUNNA CHAMBER KINGDOM HALL of Jehovah’s OF COMMERCE: usually meets Witnesses, 64 Charles Street, monthly, on Thursday evenings at Triabunna. the Spring Bay Hotel. Visit www. orfordtriabunnacc.com.au LANDCARE – COASTCARE Southern Beaches Landcare/ ORFORD ODEON monthly movie Coastcare Inc, next meeting Friday screenings, from 7.00pm. Tickets 5th July,9am at Okines Community may be available on viewing nights House. from 6.30pm at the Odeon, Orford PRIMROSE SANDS working bees Primary are on the first Saturday of every month and the clean-up PAINTING GROUP: Forcett Hall, call group on the third Sunday. Contact Sharon on 62659174 Christine on 6265 9096 or e . PITTWATER ART GROUP 2013, southernbeacheslandcoastcare@ 2nd Term Tues from 10am (2 gmail.com 3hr sessions), till August 18. SEVEN MILE BEACH - contact Supper Room Memorial Hall, Cole David 0418571072 St. SORELL. Enquiries Gail Burnett EAGLEHAWK NECK 2nd Mon of 62658775 month at EHN Hall, contact Dave 62503949 PITTWATER PHOTOGRAPHY 20+ Years of Community Caring for GROUP: most Wed 9.30am in Coast and Country Sorell or Midway to carpool for fun outings with our camera’s and LEWISHAM MOTOR YACHT lunch in each location. Join us on our CLUB 1st Mon every month adventures by calling Michelle Pears 7.30pm, Public welcome to attend. 0407851706 Ambulance Base, Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry. Contact Sec.T Elliot PITTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE 6265 7720 free community breakfasts, free computer/ internet classes, MEALS ON WHEELS: Can you spare ZUMBA GOLD classes. For 2 hours once or twice a month? more on times or information Please contact co-coordinators on contact 6265 1155 or w. 6244 3925 between 9.00am - pittwatercommunitycentre.org 1.00pm from Mon to Thurs

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The kind of appeal that makes buyers go ‘wow’ can also come simply from regular maintenance and attention to detail in the presentation of the property. A house that looks loved and cared for is shown to its best advantage, yet it may be identical in most other natural light. Given that more buyers respects to a less popular property in write ‘north-facing’ on their wish list, the neighbourhood. the north-facing property is surely more saleable (therefore worth more) than The most intangible but profound the south- facing one. All the same, the impact is often a function of the original owners of the south-facing one probably design concept of the house and once it think that their home has the same is built it cannot be altered. Since is not features and of course the same value uncommon for homeowners to “save” money at the planning stage of building as the one that buyers prefer. or extensions, they often achieve the A house with a user-friendly layout with measurable features they were after but a well-thought out design is better than not the elusive ‘wow’ factor. one that just ‘grew like Topsy’. Houses where everything is harmonious make Buyers often prefer a house in poorer prospective purchasers or any other condition with good orientation and visitors say ‘Wow’ as the serendipitous natural light for example than a arrangement of light, space and other renovated one without these features. After all, kitchens can be replaced but intangibles work their magic.

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Round and About—Community Announcement Page sponsored by Phil Kelly of: THE THINGS YOU CAN’T CHANGE Some houses sell faster and for a better price than others that are to all intents and purposes pretty similar in size and features. This can be hard for vendors who think ‘But our house is just as good and we haven’t even had an offer.’ Many of the differences between properties are hard to pinpoint and don’t come down to plain old bricks and mortar and land value. There are several factors that contribute to a home’s appeal that aren’t always immediately quantifiable – orientation (which way does the property face?). The same kit home facing north is totally different from one facing south. It will be warmer in winter and get more

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Many people add on, or make minor changes to their property as the need arises without taking a holistic view. They think in terms of immediate solutions to particular problems (need large fourth bedroom with ensuite to become master bedroom) rather than conceptualising the impact of the house as a whole (small living area and kitchen and large main bedroom means scale of property is out of whack). Such a house is likely to lack the aesthetic pull of more cohesive designs even though the number of features looks the same when listed. In the end, the things you can’t change about a property are often the least obvious but they can have a very tangible impact on the value of the property. © 2013 Local Property News.

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Bits in the Box

The Legacy 'South Arm - Exhibition of Local Art' is set to open on Friday 19th July, running through that weekend at its new venue, the South Arm Community Centre. Entries are expected from over 40 exhibitors in a mix of mediums ranging from glass, sculpture, pottery and crafts, through to oils, watercolours and wood exhibits to weaving. An innovation this year to get the creative juices going, is the Bits in the Box competition that organiser Kerry Scrambler says is a mixed inspiration of from the Master Chef 'Mystery Box' concept and the currently running 'Arts from Trash' exhibition. "Artists who are up to the challenge are allocated a numbered blind box of goodies to convert into Art," explains Kerry. "Materials can be added, but they must use at least one of each item included in the box.

"The objective is to have fun and encourage creativity while letting the imagination run wild! There are no other rules," said Kerry. Artists already entered include wildlife artist and BBC wildlife artist of year finalist Katherine Cooper; Karen Marlowe, known for her incredible detail, and glass artist Warren Martin. All will have items for sale to the public. The exhibition will open from 6.30pm on the Friday evening with the official opening (7.15pm) conducted by Clarence Mayor, Doug Chipman, followed by a selected Art Work auction. Entry is by gold coin donation and there is a major raffle for dinner and accommodation at Quamby Estate in the Meander Valley. All proceeds from the event go to Legacy's work. The exhibition will be open 20 - 21 July from 10am to 4pm.

Invading mynas

Apparently sightings of Indian myna birds at the Hobart Regatta Grounds and Queens Domain have been reported as well as in Devonport during April. Indian mynas are a highly invasive bird species and pose a significant threat to Tasmania's wildlife and environment. This species is not native, not currently established and is not wanted in Tasmania. Not to be mistaken with the Tasmanian native noisy miner Manorina melanocephala. The native miner has a grey body (rather than brown) and it has no white in the wing. The Indian myna is a larger bird with a chocolate-brown body and black head, distinctive yellow skin behind and below the eye and white lines on the wing that appear as large white patches when in flight. They often scavenge on the ground and have a jaunty, strutting walk. Members of the public are asked to be vigilant; if possible take photographs, and report Indian myna sightings to the Invasive Species Hotline on 1300 369 688.

Health on the Horizon

It's all about dolls Dolls, always a joyful companion for a little girl, an object of innocence and delight, took centre stage for with a difference at the monthly “Show and Tell” session held by Southern Beaches Regional Arts on June the 11th. Sitting with my back to this quiet local artist as she busily placed her work in position, and I didn’t turn around till the time came for listening, learning and looking. And look we did! We were enthralled! An array of delicately intricate dolls was now on display by feature local artist Sharon Matthews whose art story started in earnest only eighteen months ago. Her dolls are no ordinary dolls, these are dolls from imagination, speaking to you with their exquisitely painted expressive eyes, giving you a moment to wonder why and how this or that doll came to be born. Sharon told us she would often throw her design plans “out the window” soon after starting construction, following her intuition instead, gradually bringing to life her clay, wire, polymer, cloth rendition creating a visual delight, dressed to the hilt in beautiful costumes. Sharon hand paints everything, including the voice within the eyes showing exquisite sensitivity, patience, skill and a sure hand. The exciting thing for Sharon is to see a flat piece of cloth come to life and take shape to a point

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Sharon was followed by the traditional five-minute 'show and tell' from all present. The sessions bring forward some very interesting and exceptionally gifted local artists. The next will be held 9th July at the Lewisham Tavern at 7pm and it will be Jodi Chivers’ turn to showcase her talents. Southern Beaches Regional Arts can be contacted on Facebook, or phone 62658040.

that a doll can evoke an emotion in someone else. Her work has won three First prizes in the Hobart Doll’s Show, the Royal Hobart Show and in the Doll Street Dreamers. For the latter competition she entered her doll named 'The Future Queen' (pictured with Sharon) an impressively memorable doll on pointed shoes, dressed in white with splashes of colour, arms Saakia Itchins and legs bound by satin ribbon, surrounded by bright glowing wires, yet this Queen Doll’s serene yet sad eyes and her full quiet mouth could be wondering what the future would hold for her. Sharon concluded her display saying, “I love the challenge of trying to work out how something is made; doll making covers so many different art and crafts and I found that it gives me joy in being able to create anything I can imagine.”

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Rival Groups of Nuns, Fishnet Stockings, and Choir Singing at Interval: Sister Act had it all....and that was just in the audience! Orford Odeon Organisers express special and heartfelt thanks to Lyn for donating the Beatific Cyclamen for the Mother’s Day Raffle 2nd Prize and thank you to the four Angelic members of The Spring Bay Singers who ‘stood and delivered’ after interval, giving their energetic rendition of Dancin’ in the Streets. Thank you to the Divine ‘Sister Janet’ for deftly tapping into everyone’s ‘guilt’, and managing to sell so many Raffle tickets! Especial gratitude goes to Sisters Sonja, MaryAnne and Christine for donning their ‘best habits’ and indulging in the Spirit(s) of the night. And...Many thanks to Simon for helping to assemble the display. What a Joyous time was had by all! Mea Maxima Culpa for failing on the night to thank our Heavenly Sponsors, Sue & Eugene Alexander, for their 4th benefaction bestowed upon us in 2013. Brava/Bravo!

Bowen Technique aids Baby Colic recovery Who of us have dealt with a beautiful baby suffering with Colic? A recent research project conducted by a Physiotherapist/Bowen Therapist has shown the effectiveness of the Bowen Technique in the recovery of baby colic. It showed that 62% made a complete recovery following three (3) treatments, another 23% recovered to a comfortable level. For the full details of this report visit www.bodycomplete.com.au/pdf/ BabyColicBowen.pdf Colic in babies generally presents the first couple of weeks after birth up to three months of age. Indications are sharp, severe spasms of the stomach and intestine muscles. The most common symptoms are; Loud crying for periods of long time despite attempts of relief Symptoms appearing at the same time of day, often after feeding Signs of abdominal bloating and gas

Baby has a stiff tummy, knees flexed and hands in a fist Baby suffers insomnia, anxiety, irritability It is important to note that there are many factors that influence babies in developing colic. Bowen Technique works well with conventional treatment and advice from your physician is recommended. The Bowen Technique is gentle but an intentional remedial bodywork that works on the body’s soft and connective tissue. It applies pressure across our muscle fibres to trigger our sensory nerves; the status of the muscle fibre is sent to the brain which in turn initiates a self-correction within the body working with the autonomic nervous system. To talk a little more either about the Bowen Technique you’re your unique situation, please contact Anita on 0418142524.

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A power in the league

Dodges Ferry Sharks are one of the powerhouse teams of our local footy competition. Since joining the Southern Football League in 2002 the Sharks have participated in every finals season, bar their first year. The club won the flag in 2006 and were in the 2010 grand final. Prior to this the club was in the Tasman Football Association. From the club's inception in 1978 until the league was wound up in 2001, Sharks won six grand finals. So on a cold, drizzling, windswept morning I went down to the Dodges Ferry Recreation Ground to see a game. Even with the bad weather a nice crowd was building up. And why not? Moving into the second half of the season the Sharks are well positioned to make an assault on the finals again this year. While it may be fun to see the very best playing at the MCG, nothing beats being close to the action. Hearing the satisfying thud of boot to ball, the hearty whack of body on body, the smell of the mud and sweat and leather, the whistle of the umpire, the grunts and groans of the players and the cacophony of horns bleating in response to a goal.

For sport is community, and the community spirit of the Sharks is what makes them a power in the league. The club has strong support in the community, as can be seen from the turnout on a cold day, and in return the club supports the community by holding events at the club house, including a recent music session on a Sunday afternoon. On July 6th the club will be running a mock beauty pageant to find which football player will win the Miss Dodges Ferry contest. More importantly, the club puts a lot of thought and effort into their juniors (our children), and it is only by supporting their juniors that a club can have the long term success that the Sharks have achieved. Whether this is the junior and senior teams working closely, and training together, or letting the little ones have a kick at half time, developing the youngsters is vital to the team and more importantly the community of Dodges Ferry. So do yourself a favour, pack up the little ones and head down to Shark Park and see a game. A great way to spend a wintry afternoon.

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The Okines community mob are running a 4 stage pizza oven making workshop starting on Saturday the 31st August and finishing up in November. The timing is good as the one being built at the Gardens will be ready for the first official lighting at the Summer Soiree scheduled for Friday 6th December 2013. The first workshop starts off with mud brick making, then the second with a shelter construction for the protection of the finished oven.

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