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East Coast Photo Competition What an Auction!!! The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council annual photography competition is open, with winning images to be used in Council’s 2014 calendar. Council's Lona Turvey says the photographs must be taken within the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipal area and should capture the various landscapes, seasonal changes and diverse activities of the East Coast. "The winning entry will receive $500 and five calendars and the photograph will feature on

the cover as well as the January page. Another 11 entries will be chosen as main images and those entrants will each receive five copies of the calendar," said Lona. Entry forms are available from Council’s website www.gsbc.tas. or email lona@freycinet. with entries into the competition closing on Friday, 31st May, 2013. All profits from the sale of the calendar are used for youth projects/activities.

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Support for affected communities The Federal and Tasmanian Governments recently announced further financial assistance for communities in the aftermath of the state's worst fires in nearly half a century. Additional support under Category B of the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements will be available in the Sorell, Tasman, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Central Highlands, Derwent Valley and Circular Head Local Government Areas. This will include grants for counter-disaster operations and the restoration and replacement of essential public infrastructure. Category C grants of up to $25,000 will be available to eligible small businesses, not-forprofit organisations and primary producers in the Sorell, Tasman and Glamorgan Spring Bay Local Government Areas. One of our priorities of the program is to help businesses get back on their feet as these

communities rebuild and recover from this tragedy. Not only have they suffered trading losses but the cost of cleaning up is substantial. Category C grants will help primary producers with the clean-up, and cover debris removal, disposal of dead livestock and taking steps to ensure production and viability isn't disrupted beyond the next season. They will also help small businesses resume trading as soon as possible, including establishment costs in temporary premises. With fires still burning across the state, everyone should ensure they take the appropriate precautions to stay safe and monitor information from local emergency service agencies. Information on the range of assistance that is available can be found at www.disasterassist. or at

The St George’s hall was overflowing on Monday the 11th February. People were standing in the foyer watching the smooth run of auctioneering. There was art everywhere, beautiful paintings, ceramics, sculpture and prints. More than seventy paintings were auctioned. Rachel Dienaar, auctioneer for the night (see photo below), brilliantly brought a humorous element to the event. A monumental work by the late Dorothy Short 1938-2001, donated by Aida and Emila Tumaneng raised the highest amount at the auction. This stunning water colour was named “Soft as the Sky” and the name of the painting alone speaks volumes as this visually ethereal piece was so beautifully executed. Matthew Kenny, headmaster of Dunalley School was present throughout the whole proceedings and was very happy with the donation they will receive as a result of this Auction. It seems that $8500 will be handed over to him soon from the Southern Beaches Regional Arts group who have organised this fund raiser for the school’s new art department. No mean achievement.

Thank you Day

All Agencies and Volunteers (Firies, Police, Ambos, SES, Food Suppliers, Service Clubs, People from the Street, anyone who helped in any way with the Forcett/Peninsula Fires) are invited to attend a thank you BBQ day at the Sorell RSL. The day will be free for Agencies and volunteers who assisted with the fires and their families, with free raffles, jumping castles, face painting, music on Sunday 10 March, commencing at 11am going through to 3pm. If you would like to attend, please respond, either as a group or singularly by email or phone to Sorell RSL or by phoning 6265 2784 by 3 March, (this will help with catering numbers).

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Auction organiser and spokesperson for the event Saakia Itchins said “the generosity by artists in this southern region is as astounding as the talent that is here and it is hoped that more will be happening here regarding the Arts. It certainly won’t be for lack of trying by our regional group and artists. We need to work hard to establish a long-term art feel within the community. Once this is firmly established, it will hopefully spill out to the wider community. Small town communities throughout the country everywhere display their art, hold exhibitions regularly, support their artists and often hold a major event annually. There is no reason why we in Sorell and surrounds cannot do the same. Personally I am extremely enthusiastic and I know others are as well.” The Auction team, Suzanne Banks, Rachel Dienaar, Mavis Wilkins, Michelle Pears and Saakia wish to thank not just the artists but also the many people who came to support the event, who gave generously. No doubt the art sold has gone to loving homes. There were certainly some treasures there.

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Hot water alternatives Wondering why my electricity bills were so high soon after I purchased my place at Primrose, I decided to convert my hotwater to a gas instantaneous system. There were no signs of leakage or water loss near to my hotwater cylinder which was located under our home, finally I removed it and removed the case and lagging to find numerous holes and a split on the seam of the hotwater cylinder. I now know why my electricity bills have well over halved, having removed this extremely large old kettle that was supplying my family, leaking constantly, losing heat and then heating up again. There are many different options for hotwater, electric probably being the most expensive, but the cheapest option for replacement. The older the cylinder the more chance you have of it being split or having pinholes costing you valuable money and lining the pockets of your electricity supplier. There is no real way to check however if it is over 12 years old there is good chance it is not as efficient as it could be.

Another way of checking, is to put a clear glass under your hot tap, if the water is murky or dirty, your hotwater cylinder is fractured or has holes in it. A much cheaper way for hot water is an instantaneous gas hot water unit, providing hotwater only when the hot tap is opened. There is an automatic ignition, so no pilot lights wasting gas. We don't have natural gas in our area so it is only possible for bottled gas. This is LPG. You can have large bottles or just barbeque bottles. Of course there is an initial outlay


Following a recent meeting in Sorell, attended by about 40 landholders who had put in offers to buy water entitlements, Tasmanian Irrigation advised it has remodelled its proposal for a third stage of the South East Irrigation Scheme (SEIS) to reflect demand for water expressed during the project’s recent water sales period. Under the new proposal, a smaller scheme of 3,000 ML would service the Sorell, Orielton and Forcett areas and also supply water to landholders who currently extract water from a temporary pipeline near Campania. TI Chief Executive Chris Oldfield said that the recent sales period for the SEIS Stage 3 resulted in offers from landholders to buy 2,235 ML of water entitlements. “Most of this demand was in the eastern part of the district from Orielton through Sorell to Forcett,” Mr Oldfield said. “The size and spread of the demand does not justify a 5,000 ML scheme involving a pipeline running up the Coal Valley to deliver water into the Craigbourne Dam.” Mr Oldfield said that TI was confident its reconfigured design could satisfy 2,170 ML of the applications to buy water it received during the recent sales period and that additional sales of 230 ML could be achieved to satisfy the 80% sales threshold required to progress the scheme. The reconfigured scheme is based on: 3,000 ML delivery capacity over summer; a water supply agreement with Southern Water based on direct supply of water from the River Derwent to the SEIS 3, removing the need for water to be delivered into Craigbourne Dam for storage; and, incorporation of a small holding dam of about 250 ML at Rekuna to manage short-term supply and demand fluctuations. TI is asking landholders who made offers to buy water entitlements to stay committed. “The capital cost of water entitlements remains the same and total annual charges are estimated to be about the same,” Mr Oldfield said. “TI will put a revised business case to the Tasmanian Government in March. At this stage, our expectations remain that the scheme MUST ring Saakia on 62658040 still could commence operations in time for the 2015-16 irrigation or Judy on 0407350703. They will season.” The design will be such that an extension into the Coal Valley could be tell you where to pay. Bookings and payment MUST be added at some stage in the future if demand warrants it. finalized by Friday 15th March due to catering requirements. To avoid disappointment call soon as Don’t Miss the Multi Award- $5.00 each, Licensed Bar / Snack Winning Australian Hit of 2012, Packs / Popcorn / Chocolates / you can! The Sapphires. Foyer Decorations Awarded Best Picture - Best 4 Metre Screen / Door-Prizes Director - Best Actor - Best Actress This film is Proudly Sponsored by - Best Supporting Actress…and Sue & Eugene Alexander more (2013 AACTA Awards), The Sapphires asks you to 'follow your heart, discover your soul' and is a fictional Australian comedy drama based on the 2004 stage play of the same name. The film is about four indigenous women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O'Dowd), and form a music group called The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. On at the Odeon, doors open @ 6.30pm - the film Starts @ 7pm, 19th of March 2013. Tickets but you will drop your electricity bills dramatically changing over to instant gas hotwater. Of course there is solar, I have installed many solar hotwater systems and hotwater free from the sun, but the initial outlay is quite a lot more than gas or electric and there can be problems during the winter months. For all your hot water gas hydronic heating and plumbing needs, do not hesitate to contact Kevin Haley, the Hydronic Heat man. He is based at Primrose and can be contacted on 0402 806 132.

WELCOME TO RICK’S SUPPER CLUB! You will enter a luscious setting, the feel of Morocco will pervade in the Sorell Memorial Hall as it is once more transformed to a past setting. To the 1940’s in Casablanca where Rick and Chef run the Supper Club. Chef, new to the club, displays a somewhat “laissez-faire” attitude towards the staff and the entertainers who will be singing 1940’s songs. Some new songs have replaced others and a further three new actors will be involved. All good news for our local theatre group now entering its fourth year! Rather than a two course hot standard meal, this time George Beis owner of Amalfi’s in Cat and Fiddle Arcade will be catering for the two nights. He will organize savoury and sweet platters to be presented to the decorated tables by the Supper Club’s waiters, all good tucker! Sorell on Stage’s “Murder in Casablanca”, on again by public demand will be presented to the public on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March at the Sorell

Memorial Hall at 7pm. Show and food just $30 each, drinks available from the RSL. Once again it will be a good night out!! Tables of six available so that people can gather their friends to make up a party or single booking available as well. To book your table or seat you


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Bryan Dean has been awarded Sorell Citizen of the Year in 2013 He has served the community as a Councillor for a period of 35 years - 1973 - 1981, 1984 - 2004 and 2006 - 2011, during that time with council he also served two terms as Deputy Mayor. Bryan (shown at right) said on his term with council that his motivation to stand and serve had always been to ensure the best outcomes for the benefit of the community. "One of the most controversial times that has slipped into history was the Midway Point infrastructure levy, where those that owned allotments and homes, some 800 at the time, were levied a one off fee to assist in the upgrade of infrastructure of what was in effect a shack area," explained Bryan. "That act some 35 years ago, opened the way for sealed roads, water and other facilities that we now take for granted in the area. "Council service is at times controversial, and that was a good example, but the reward has always been to work and debate with fellow councillors and community to achieve the best

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results." Bryan with wife Noelene, have been residents of Midway since 1960, building their home and raising their three children there. He was chairman of the committee that built the Midway Point Hall and chairman of the committee that built the Pittwater Community Centre. He also served on the Midway Point Hall Committee for many years and is a past Member of Rotary Club of Sorell. Bryan says receiving the award is a humbling experience. "It is great to be recognised for the service that I have enjoyed giving to my community."

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Danielle, of 'Sorell Spirit Cheerleaders', photo by Mavis Wilkins

Starting with eight athletes in 2011 this local team currently has twenty one team members, ranging in age from 15 to 20 years old. Sorell Spirit compete in level three cheer, varsity pom and group stunt routines. Spirit spokesperson Liz McDermott says it is no easy ride

three hours, one session focuses on choreography and the second has a tumbling component as well as stunting," explains Liz. "It hurts too, I had forgotten how much until I had to stand in for a member recently." Their successes include winning the World Cup Cheer and Dance Tasmanian State Championships in July last year, and then in September the squad competed in the Asia Pacific Grand Finals, held in Brisbane, winning the open varsity division in ‘pom’ also winning an invitation to the Dance Worlds in America. The Dance Worlds are held during April in Florida and teams are only able to attend by invitation. "Our members are so excited about the award, which comes on top of the generosity and recognition throughout our community," said Liz. "We are well on the way to

Contributions recognised

Glamorgan Spring Bay Australia Day Citizen Jenny Logie, with husband David, moved to Bicheno from Launceston in 2004. At that time they were intending to “retire” but both found they wanted to be involved in the Community and had experiences, skills and contacts picked up during their working lives which would prove to be very useful for their community. By 2006 Jenny had taken on the role of President, Bicheno Community Development Association Inc, where she continued in that role till 2010. She is an inaugural Director of the Freycinet Coast Financial Services Limited, the Company establishing the Swansea and Bicheno Bendigo Bank Community Banks and currently serves as Deputy Chair. Jenny in conjunction with her Development Association activities, was instrumental in the development of the Little Penguins Early Learning Centre, initially establishing vacation care, then long day care and eventually in getting State Government Funding to build a new purposebuilt Centre which was opened in 2012.

In 2006 Jenny became a committee member of the Bicheno War Memorial Hall and was instrumental in raising funds (including Tasmanian Community Fund Grant) to undertake upgrading of Hall including new toilet facilities; new heating; safer access to stage area; and complete renovation of meeting room area including new windows/doors, wall linings, floor coverings. The Hall is now used by a wide range of people for community activities. Jenny expressed that she is really grateful to have been welcomed by this Community and invited to participate in the way she and husband David have done. Jenny will continue in her roles with the Bank, Festival and Little Penguins support committee. Story by Robert Thompson

Busy schedule for Spirit achieving our fundraising budget which will get us to Florida this year, and again that comes from the support of many in our community. "Our goal was to raise 1/2 the money required to send the squad which takes the pressure off parents and our members a bit, but this is a chance of a lifetime, and we are not going to miss it!" It is an astonishing and commendable achievement for a group of youth from Sorell and the surrounding suburbs and well recognised via the Australia Day Award for Community Group of the Year - 'Sorell Spirit Cheerleaders'

Free Breakfast

Pittwater Community Centre invites all to come and join their free community breakfast. Bacon and Eggs on toast with a cuppa. Held the first Thursday of the month from 8.15am –9.30am Everyone welcome

Certainly no rest for the successful! Sorell Spirit is running an intense fundraising program to get the team to the Dance Worlds championships in Florida, America. Check out where you might catch them. Sat 2nd March, quiz night at Primrose Sands RSL 6.30pm start Mon 11th March, market stall at Sorell Market helped by the Lions Club of Sorell Fri 22nd March, band at Pembroke Hotel, 8pm start, all door money to Spirit Sat 23rd March, Huge quiz night Midway Tavern 8pm start, $10/ head - tables of 8-10 Sorell Spirit Raffle, tickets $3 each 1st prize braaap mini bike 2nd prize side of pork 3rd prize Gloria Jean coffee pack Drawn 1st April, 1pm at Sorell Market. Contact Elaine Kent 0419530991 for more details of any events or to book tables for quiz night


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Parliament steps invitation Richmond Village Colonial Fair The Southern Beaches Conservation Society will be launching their ‘Dump the Toxic Dump’ Info Pack / Report with CD: “A Better Waste Management Future for Tasmania, 2012 (SBCS)” on Parliament House steps at 11.00am, on the 6th of March. Conservation Society President, Angela Marsh, invites anyone that has an interest in this important issue to attend. “Over 1700 local residents have signed a petition of objection which was served on Sorell Council last year, so if you have an opinion on this help us with our presentation,” invites Angela. “Some of us will be carrying banners as well as giving out leaflets and brochures to the public. “The original petition was presented to council back in October last year. Signatures are now well over 2500 if you count the out of area endorsements, and signatures that continue to be added,” said Angela. The public has been generally unaware of the development of a hazardous waste “C” cell at Copping until its approval until late August 2012. Once the public became aware of the proposed development a swell of opposition arose over: · concern over the development approval process; · lack of public consultation during the approval process; · concerns over the suitability of the site;, · questions regarding the science behind the design of the C Cell; · questions as to appropriateness of landfill as a method of dealing with hazardous waste; · the impact of the transportation of hazardous waste on the community and infrastructure; and · risks to both population and environment as a result of a possible failure of the C cell. This high level of community concern resulted in the formation of the SBCS and undertaking of the research and collation of the reference material contained in this document which concludes with recommendations for an alternative toxic waste strategy. New concerns are now being raised over a Regional Development Australia fund application undertaken by the Tasman council to fund the construction of the ‘C’ cell at Copping in the municipality of Sorell.

The Richmond Village Colonial Fair this year celebrates 185 years since the first fair was planned in 1828!!! Held on the Village Green in Richmond on Sunday 17th March 10am to 4pm, it is one of

the oldest fairs in Australia and each year attracts large numbers of families who enjoy a typical country fair with lots of fun, food and entertainment. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up as

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job," explains Mick. "I turn up on time, I talk to the owner and make sure they know where I am up to." We all hear that, but on talking to one of Mick's customers who has dealt with him mainly by phone from Northern NSW, she explained that after her introduction to Mick from Roundabout Sorell she has been completely satisfied by the work he has undertaken. This started with a written quote on the work required, progress reports and the finished job. "I love it when I had a problem with something, his reply, 'don't you worry about that, I'll get that sorted for you'." Mick with wife are recent

colonial locals, convicts or bushrangers and join the Grand Parade at 1 p.m. If you are keen to make your own costume to dress up visit the village fair website and follow the links to costume patterns, or get a taste of what has happened at the previous Fairs. A major feature of the day is the Grand Auction with a wonderful choice of special donations generously contributed by Tasmanian businesses. There will be a wide variety of stalls with local food, wine and crafts displaying the products of the Coal River Valley and beyond. In addition there will be train, double decker bus rides and the well known Irish band ,”The Craic-pots” will be performing throughout the day. Further information contact Margaret 0418181843

newcomers to the Southern Beaches and says they wouldn't live anywhere else. "It's so different from where I grew up in Bristol in the UK, here the sky is so big, everyone is on the same level, and we don't all live in each other's pockets or get off on the latest celebrity gossip," smiles Mick. "I just wish I had made the decision to settle here earlier!" To talk to Mick Warren, give him a call on 0488 192 132 and don't forget to say you heard about him in the Roundabout.

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The Pittwater Community Centre is exploring the possibility of creating a Community Garden on the empty block opposite the Centre. Not only would it provide fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers for use in the Centre, but also for those in our community who need that extra little bit of help. This can’t happen without the assistance of volunteers prepared to lend a hand. You don’t need a green thumb—only a willingness to help whenever you can...If you are interested, phone Gennette on 62651155

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Now in its second year, the St Georges Fair held in the 'Square' at Sorell was a great turnout with a mix of activities and offerings attracting good patronage. As the fair was being set up, the early comers were greeted by the strains of classical music coming from the central PA system creating an ambience that well suited the rose garden setting of St Georges Square. The fair organised by St Georges Church, and coordinated by Isabella Shorrock (pictured), kicked off at around 10am on the 23rd February.

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of the largest marrow, teapot cosy, quilts and flower exhibition also drew strong interest, again with people commenting on the delicate hand and needle craft. A $1 per ticket raffle was also held with the winner getting the privilege of tour of Sorell in the Monster Truck which featured amongst the classic cars. Amongst the winners in the competition was Shirley Bennett who received three first prize ribbons for her teapot cosies, Margaret Dillinger also received

Isabella was very happy with the turnout. "We have a good variety of stalls, the display of cars has everyone looking and talking, and there is lots to do for the whole family with children's entertainment, amusements and lots of space to relax or take in lunch or Devonshire teas. "This year we seem to have a greater number of families here, which as a the organiser I am very pleased with." Stalls consisted of produce, jams, jewellery, old tools, a knife sharpening stand, plants, hand crafts, wine stalls, church and council bushfire stalls, coffee, ice-cream and berries, authors, sunglasses and more. These were complimented by information stalls along with the church Devonshire teas and Men's Shed sausage sizzle. The activities revolved around an exquisite display of Porsches and Classic Cars, the Porsches greeting fair goers as they entered from Gordon Street in a magnificent line up, the Classic Cars with a dedicated exhibition and competition space around the Church and carpark. Performances in and around the rotunda as well as the competition Madison Miller from Forcett gets up close with ‘Charlie Chaplan’ at the Fair

Aiding the after blaze The amazing Blazeaid is still running and on catching up with Sorell Blazeaid Coordinator Eugene Ross, he says he can't see the work being complete for some time yet. "There's around 1300km of fencing burnt out in our area and that is going to keep farmers, contractors and to some extent, our volunteers pretty busy. We anticipate that the 8 to 14 teams we will continue to send out a day will be working through till around the end of April when I need to get back home," said Eugene. "To keep that up, and we have the work, we need volunteers to continue registering with us and that looks pretty positive. Then I would not mind someone coming forward who might like to step up to keep the camp and coordination going from May." Blazeaid has been well publicised, but there are a few things that Eugene wants to acknowledge.

"Blazeaid works well as a rally point for the volunteers to come together, but most of all it needs the support of others to make this work. In Sorell we have received great support from business, council, councillors, the public, community and service groups, and of course individual donors and volunteers. The volunteer mix is quite different here too, with 75% locals. Most places we work, it's the other way round."

The Blazeaid effort has been well supported by; Lions and special mention of Geoff Clow and Ken Gatehouse, Mayor Kerry Vincent in council capacity and as proprietor of Rural Solutions extending both discounts and storage space to the cause, the CWA, Rotary, Sorell Cricket Association and Meals on Wheels among many others. If you can assist in anyway give Eugene a call on 0432 341 078, or you can email him at blazeaid.

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a first, and a 'J Shorrock' (not Isabella) won the first prize in the marrow competition. Funds raised from the day will go to the Church Youth Ministry Fund and the Dunalley Bushfire Appeal. Plans are already underway for next year's fair. "I think the competitions, including the car show, and good variety of stalls and entertainment have really attracted a lot of interest from families and enthusiasts," said Isabella, "and I would hope to see that expanded upon next year."



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The Pittwater Photography Group meets most Wednesdays for fun adventures with their cameras. "This is not a teaching group, but we all learn in the doing and helping each other", says group spokesperson Michelle Pears. "All levels of ability are welcome, and we usually meet at the Pittwater Community Centre, 34 Hoffman St, Midway Point at 9.30am to carpool or sometimes at other designated spots and differing times depending on the outing." There is no weekly cost but you need to bring some money with you, continues Michelle. "We like to do lunch wherever we go.. cafes or pubs, and there is a $6 per annual fee which joins you up as a member of the Pittwater Community Centre covering us with insurance. "We have people who are happy to drive but if you are getting a lift give the driver something towards fuel on longer adventures. "

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Cambridge Shopping and Services Feature The vision for the Cambridge area several years ago was for a $60million homemaker centre that would house trade and homeware stores along with call centre developments such as the Aurora developments. K&D was the first cab off the rank opening its doors as the trade centre with the Harvey Norman store opening shortly thereafter. Now the centre boasts a range of retailers bringing just about everything that a central city dweller could possibly expect on their doorstep to the doorsteps of our residents in what has long been considered a regional area. Interestingly amongst all this development and at times frenetic activity, and getting back to the beginning of this article, somehow the Cambridge Airport has continued to function as a working Aerodrome housing Par Avion, The Aero Club of Tasmania and other flying enterprises,and isn’t this the area that has long claimed the first powered and manned flight in Australia?

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Let there be doof

And they did..... doof, acoustic, cabaret, and entertainments of all kinds. Arriving Saturday afternoon, we missed all the initial bumping in on the Friday, but saw a completely organised festival with camps set out; one for artists, then staff, loud, and family, pretty well surrounding the two performance areas. The setting a mix of gum groves and open pasture areas in a hanging valley sloping to the Tasman Highway some 5k's away, absolutely sublime. Grabbing our provisions we set out to familiarise ourselves, and while there for the music, we soon worked out that this festival was as much about the work that the organisers and artists had put into the place. There was a sense of entry as one walked in under the giant Fractangular wreath that somehow filled to space between sky, earth and surrounding trees. Then the Doof stage with its array of wires supporting a breathtaking canopy that promised an electric lightshow once the sun went down. The music that greeted us had all grooving. The previous day's session had finished off at around 3.30am and started off again this morning at 8am with a yoga session, so understandably the mood was subdued. Baton twirlers augmented by jugglers performed on the periphery of the doof dance area where freestyle groove was definitely the go. The 'Let there be Doof Canopy' (LTBD) would see 14 different musical acts cycled through daily. Talking to Event Organiser Alison she told us that the LTBD Canopy

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had a total of 39 acts; 22 local, 15 interstate and 2 Internationals, one from South Africa and one from Finland. The dress code was definitely casual, me being in polo top and jeans - definitely one of the overdressed. The festival goers attire ranged from elaborate costumes, a cat suit, pirate and gypsy representations through to the bared torso, shorts and footwear predominantly walking boots, bare feet and thongs. At the entry gate we were given a program, arm banded and instructed on some of the don'ts

and do's, like 'don't leave your rubbish, no; glass, pets, fires, or wankers allowed. Do use the rubbish and recycle points, water stations too, etc'. But most impressive was an older gate member who looking us up and down, advised us that we would probably enjoy the Velveteen Lounge the best. So having taken in a dose of Doof we set out to find the lounge. On the way we were distracted by the String Forest, then a visit to the Zoo, almost taking us back to the Doof stage, but eventually

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we did arrive being greeted by the strident throb emanating from the Taiko Drum performance adjacent to the anticipated Velveteen Lounge area. A beer and moccachino in hand we found a comfy place to prop and waited for the lounge to do its bit. We met in the meantime event helper Jase who had been working on the site for weeks in preparation as well as Paramedic George who was looking after the physical welfare of the festival goers. They like all of the helpers were volunteers to the event, and while Jase appeared a doof follower, George was motivated by just wanting to be there for the welfare of the festival. He related it had been a pretty quiet time, but we did see him attend to a sprained ankle, the first of a few considering the number of ankles working the dance floor at any one time. To ensure the fire safety of all the Buckland Fire Brigade had a crew in attendance. We settled in to enjoy the Hot Club De Fractangular, then the Cabaret; a mix of music, comedy, contortion, a flea circus, magic and audience participation engaging the whole audience, young and older. Talking to Alison McCrindle and

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Keep in touch with the website: The festival continued till the early hours once again with the finale at around 7pm on the Sunday. From the look of the faces a great weekend had by all at the Fractangular gathering, 'a true collaboration of arts'.

Okines Food Co-op

This February’s Dodges Ferry Artisans and Farmers Market shared the opening day of the new Okines Food Co-operative. Based in the garden at the Okines Community House, the co-op offers members a chance to buy bulk, largely organic, wholefoods and local cleaning products. This compliments the fresh vegetables already available through the work of the Community Garden, run by Gabe Gartrell and Claire Boost. On display were flours, oats, rices, sugar, herbs and spices, and a range of other dry goods as well as local honey. The outlet is plastic bag free and members bring and fill their own containers. Coordinator, Jill Vaughan, said that the concept of a food co-op was developed by the Okines Community Garden, to offer affordable produce not currently available to this community without travelling to Hobart. The ‘garden shed’ has recently been converted into a store and office by members and local volunteers. Funding for this has come from membership fees and a grant from the Sorell Council. A share of the ‘Food for all Tasmanians’ grant recently received by the Community House will enable Jill to work toward the co-op becoming self funding. "To be able to access the products you do have to be a 'cooperative' member -we are definitely not a shop and have no wish to compete with local businesses." explained Jill. Current opening times are Tuesdays from 2 - 4pm and Sundays from 10am - 12 noon with extended hours on Dodges Ferry Market days (third Sunday of the summer months). For further information drop in and see Jill at open times, or Gabe and partner Sean after the event she Claire at the Garden on Mondays from 1-3.30pm. said, "Sean and I have had one email enquiries to of the most intense years of our lives, working full time and part times jobs, rearing a baby into a toddler and organising this absolute stunning festival. "Looking back over the last 12 months I think we really were mad taking on so much responsibility, but at the same time I felt with our awesome strength as a family we would surely succeed and or at least still have ourselves and our son Darwin at the end of it!" And on the future, "For now…I

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The CWA is holding a MORE THEN JUST CRAFT day at the Copping Hall on Wednesday March 20th, from 10am to 2pm The invitation is out for local ladies to join the 'come and try day' with a whole day of activities going on including a hosted morning tea and lunch. CWA spokesperson, and Southern Tasmania president says that activities will cover; Mixed Media Canvas, Gardening tips and plant exchange, Easter crafts and food, FUN - activities to lighten the Heart & Mind, free pattern and cookbook copy service and free kits to take home to replace your craft/cooking supplies. For further details contact Lindy on 0407 874 345, Rose Clark – 62655033 or 0428119521 or Carey Sharman - 6250 2992

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The recent devastating bushfires that impacted directly on the Copping landfill site, putting local residents at additional risk of masses of toxic gases, should serve as a warning as to the inappropriateness of the location of this landfill. This is in addition to the fact that the site fails to meet the criteria of the 2004 Landfill Sustainability Guide in the first instance. During the height of the fires the site had to be evacuated and was left entirely undefended. The last significant bushfire to impact this area was back in 1988. This is a relatively recent repetition of a potentially catastrophic event, especially in the context that the area will be a repository of an enormous volume of waste, such as plastics and other toxic materials, for perpetuity. Yet in relation to this risk the EPA environmental assessment of the proposed ‘C’ cell is silent on bushfire risk and appropriate management. While bushfire is one risk that needs to be mitigated against the real risk over the long term is the landfill’s impact on groundwater systems and the adjacent Carlton River catchment. This site falls short of best practice for landfill as articulated in the 2004 Landfill Sustainability Guidelines, in a multitude of ways. It is sited on fractured dolerite and adjacent to sandstone which provides no barrier against leachate plumage into groundwater systems. There exists a significant geological fault along the drainage line identified in the accompanying photograph. It must not be forgotten that as a repository for the State’s hazardous waste, much of which is heavy metal laden, this site will be home to toxic material for perpetuity, long after Southern Waste Solutions has filled over the site, shut the gate and walked away. Many within the Sorell municipality remain unaware that the Copping landfill site is slated to become a monster regional landfill for the bulk of Tasmania’s waste with large truck movements set to increase by 30 -50 per day by the time McRobies gully and Glenorchy landfill closes within 10 years. The site has an expected operational lifespan of 200 years. So while there are very real threats from bushfire, what about flooding? It has been identified that surface waters and shallow ground waters in the proximity discharge into the tributary of the Carlton River, meaning that any leachate escaping to the ground surface from any part of the landfill site will inevitably flow towards the marsh within the landfill zone and into the tributary of the Carlton River as detailed in the recent photo taken of the area. It can’t be ignored that the EPA risk matrix when assessing the site concluded that any failure of the ‘C’ cell would represent as a bare minimum a high environmental risk to the Carlton River and anything other than a minor failure would represent an extreme environmental risk to the surrounding catchment. One look at the aerial shot of the site reveals, even to the casual observer, why this might be so demonstrating that this site fails the basic common sense test even before deeper analysis is applied.

With over $6,000 being offered in prizes, entries are now being invited for the 2013 Glamorgan Spring Bay Art Prize in the mediums of Painting, Watercolour and Pastel. The Art Prize is held biennially with the launch and exhibition of entries taking place at the Swansea Town Hall on Friday, 7th June. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the long weekend. Prizes are offered for; the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Acquisitions, Open Award, Watercolour Award, Marine Vessels Award, Rocky Hills Award for Best Landscape, Freycinet Award for Glamorgan Spring Bay Residents & Ratepayers, Maria Island Award for an Abstract (Painting/Watercolour/Pastel) and Great Oyster Bay People’s Choice Award. The closing date for Entry Forms is 26th April, 2013, with entry forms and full details on prizes and sponsors available at www.gsbc.tas. or by contacting the Council Chambers on 6256 4777.

Watershed for group After two years of planning, the Spring Bay Community Shed recently participated as an exhibitor in the Wooden Boats Festival held at the docks in Hobart. Shed spokesperson David Gatenby says their vision to become involved started two years ago when three people sat in Macquarie Number One Shed at the 2011 Festival with a table,

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Good Friday Fish Feast

The popular Fish Feast Fundraiser organised by the Rotary Club of Spring Bay will be held again on Good Friday at Triabunna on the Okehampton property of Paul and Jean Weeding. Local Rotarian, Kath Fergusson, advises "The family friendly function will consist of live music and children’s entertainment between the hours of noon and 5.30 pm, with a seafood lunch served in the Okehampton shearing shed. "Unfortunately due to the dry conditions, no camping will be permitted this year but patrons will be treated to a choice selection of Tasmanian seafood as only the East Coast Rotarians can present." The generous meals are affordable for families with free meals being provided for children less than 8 years of age. Moneys raised from the Easter event will go towards assisting cancer support groups and local Rotary projects.

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Singing Sorell Sing Australia Sorell has now been going for 6 years. The first few rehearsals had only about 5 people attending, we now have a membership of 35. The difference between other choirs and Sing Australia is that there are no auditions for Sing Australia, the only requirement is that you like to have fun singing, regardless of your voice quality. Sing Australia Sorell is one of about 150 groups in the network throughout Australia and we all use the same song books. This means that if we are on holiday and visit another group the songs are the same as at home. There are 2 other Sing Australia groups in the south of Tasmania, one at Hobart and one at Kingston. The three groups frequently get together for joint performances. Each year we have a National Gathering – this year’s gathering will be in Canberra in October at

the time of Floriade. It promises to be a very exciting time for all attending. Many readers may have seen us performing in and around Sorell. We have a regular monthly gig at Ningana Nursing Home in Sorell where we hold a very informal singalong on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We meet each Wednesday evening for rehearsals from 7pm to 9pm in the Midway Point Hall

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Disability Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of delivering disability support in Australia. The NDIS will commence from July 2013 in launch sites across Australia. NDIS's Kelly Ford says that Tasmania is participating as one of those launch sites and from July this year will work with young people 15 to 24 years old. The NDIS Launch Transition Agency is working nationally and at the local level to bring about a NDIS. "Public forums were conducted throughout Tasmania in late February, however this is just the beginning of our broader communication," said Kelly. "There will be further opportunities to participate in information forums, workshops and to share information and we encourage interested persons with questions or wishing to make contact call the NDIS Launch Transition Agency on 6233 8553."

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in Raynors Road at Midway Point. It has been proven that singing is good for your health, both physical and mental. If you would like to come along and have a look at us one Wednesday evening you can phone either John Coll on 6269 2952, email johnandfran@gmail. com or Robyn Dell on 6260 1038, email who are the joint leaders. Story by Robyn Dell

Transport Operators category.; Pure Tasmania - won Bronze in the Tourism Marketing category. Sheoaks on Freycinet - won Bronze in the Hosted Accommodation. Good to see many of the winners are located and operate from our part of the State!

Highland gathering success Great Escapade Bike Rally The Highland Gathering held in February every year at Richmond, is a quite a bit different than the normal fair, with its collection of pipes, bands, traditional dancing competitions and yes everything Scottish. This year the competitors and attendees were greeted by a wonderful sunny day, just right for the collection of bands, the coming together of the (Tassie) clans, and of course the competition of Highland Dancing. There were stalls surrounding the 'Village Green' with food, beverages and Gaelic heraldry sites. The Pipe Band competition was a hard fought battle, and big congratulations to St Andrews Caledonian for a clean sweep of all Grade IV elements. The Drum Major Solo Flourish Competition was another hard fought and close competition, with Drum Major Tony Coen victorious. Organisers thanked all who competed and supported the day, said St Andrews Society secretary Di Cornish. "Without you all the day would not be a success." To keep in touch visit the Society's facebook page for details of the 2014 Richmond Highland Gathering, and other St Andrew Society events. Di Cornish and Chieftain Iain Watson

Noting “Bike Event 15 Feb” signs on the Tasman Highway, earlier in the month, I was fascinated to learn that over 600 bike riders passed our way on that day. The Bicycle Network Victoria started out at Launceston on 9 February on a nine-day bike riding holiday called the Great Escapade route for the first time since 2007. The Rotary Club of Spring Bay catered for the Victorian cyclists visiting the state and received accolades for the meals provided. From Triabunna and Orford they rode along the Prosser River’s Paradise Gorge before Buckland township where some members rested at the Buckland Roadhouse for coffee, snacks and post office and banking facilities. Next stop was in the beautiful Tasmanian Bushland Gardens, a small botanical garden that showcases the unique native flora of this part of the state. They talked a lot to their hosts and loved the Gardens and Sculpture Trail. Once again they were spoilt with the hospitality and sustenance of tea, coffee, local cakes and full

refreshments organised by the local community. After lunch at Sorell they continued towards a Marion Bay campsite at Copping, a tiny hamlet with a fascinating museum and antique collection. Next day Pirates Bay Drive gave the chance to explore the Tessellated Pavement, a rare erosional feature which must be seen. Next they crossed the feared (by every convict) Eaglehawk Neck to stop and learn about the dark

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history of this point. The infamous dog line that dominated this point in convict days past ensured that the only way of escape for convicts was by water. Arriving in Port Arthur, they were treated as bronze pass ticket holders for the long weekend, and had access to many of the famous attractions and activities! Riders certainly savored spectacular coastal and forest views, enjoyed local hospitality and indulged in some of Tasmania's world-renown gourmet cuisines. Robert Thompson

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The next East Coast Community Network meeting will be held at The Village, Melbourne Street, Triabunna on Thursday 7 March 2013 at 10:00am - 12:00am. Networking meetings aim to bring together people who are living and/ or working in the East Coast area, provide linkages between services, generate ideas or create new possibilities which will enhance well being or improve service delivery in the region. If you have an interest, or something to contribute, you are invited to attend.

Clean up Australia SOUTHERN BEACHES ROADSIDE CLEAN UP will be holding its Clean Up Australia clean up on Sunday the 4th of March. The "registration" will be in the Carpark at the Dodges Ferry School from 9.30am. The next clean up after that will be Sunday 24th March.

Health on the Horizon The Effects you may not know of Dehydration The effects of dehydration are numerous, and dehydration is more common than you might think. The human body is up to 78% water, depending on each individual. Water is essential in daily bodily functions such as breathing, sweating and eliminating waste. Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving your body is greater than the amount being taken in. Exercise, illness and weather will increase this amount. Common symptoms such as extreme thirst, lack of sweating, rapid heartbeat and delirium, and it can be life threatening. Additional symptoms are: Fatigue/Muscle weakness, Poor concentration Headaches/Dizziness/light-headedness, Decreased metabolism/lack of appetite, Constipation/concentrated dark urine Chronic symptoms you may not be aware of: Heartburn – Due to a delay within the digestive process and food remaining in the stomach

longer than necessary. Joint Pain – Cartilage and joints comprise of water, lack of water will delay repair of cartilage or increase damage. Asthma and allergies – Histamine controls bronchial muscle contractions, to restrict water loss in expiration, these muscles are constricted and histamine levels rise. Helpful Hints: Diuretics such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice and beer encourage our bodies to excrete water instead of retain, limit your intake. It is recommended to drink 1 litre of water for each 30 kilos of weight. Add lemon to water for taste and aiding digestion Increase your intake gradually, not in one night. For more dietary advice please call Healthy Horizons on 62 659404.



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AA: if you would like to stop drinking, drop in for coffee and support. St DODGES FERRY JUNIOR Georges Hall, Sorell 8pm Tuesdays, FOOTBALL CLUB: 6 to 14 yr olds, or phone Don 0439 657 563 contact Michelle Brown on 0400 510 319 or email sharksjuniors@ BREAM CREEK FARMERS MARKET 9am - 1pm at the Bream Creek Showground, 1st Sunday DODGES FERRY & STH BEACHES of month. Contact 9513 9060, LIONS CLUB meet every 2nd e. breamcreekfarmersmarket@ Wednesday of the month at or w. 6.30pm, Lewisham Tavern – All b r e a m c r e e k f a r m e r s m a r k e t . Welcome; for more info contact Susy 6265 2409. BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SORELL: be involved in your business community, 2nd Tues of Month, next 12th March, 7pm at Freemasons Lodge, Forcett St, Sorell. Contact Paul Key topic - is Sorell part of the Tourism Market? CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 3rd March “registration” will be in the Carpark at the Dodges Ferry School from 9.30am. The next clean up after that will be Sunday 24th March. Southern Beaches Roadside Clean Up For further info, phone Ian and Gail on 62658758 or email Lorraine at 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@ or visit, www.crvslg. CWA ORIELTON: meet at the Orielton Hall, 4th Tuesday of each month – 10am – 3pm, all ladies welcome DODGES FERRY ARTISIANS MARKET, last market before Winter recess Sun 17th Mar. 10 am start. Neighbourhood House and Gardens Stalls and activities. Plants, clothing, craft, food. DODGES FERRY SENIOR CITIZENS BOWLS CLUB at the Dodges Ferry Community (School) Hall, every Thursday 12.45 - 4pm. P 6265 3350. DODGES FERRY RIDING CLUB: Regular rallies, 1st Sunday of month, monthly playgroup last Saturday. Contact dodgesferryhorseriding@ or 6265 7551. Breed Show 10-11 March (postponed from January due to fires)

62503949 Primary. 20+ Years of Community Caring for Coast and Country. PAINTING GROUP: Forcett Hall, call Sharon on 62659174 LEWISHAM MOTOR YACHT CLUB 1st Mon every month PITTWATER ART GROUP 2013, 7.30pm, Public welcome to attend. 1st Term starts Tues, Mar 5th Ambulance Base, Tiger Head Road, Supper Room Memorial Hall Dodges Ferry. Contact Sec.T Elliot Cole St. SORELL. Enquiries Gail 6265 7720 Burnett 62658775.

MEALS ON WHEELS: needs both volunteer drivers & helpers Midway Point / Sorell. Can you spare 2 hours once or twice a month? Please contact coDUNALLEY TASMAN coordinators on 6244 3925 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, between 9.00am - 1.00pm from activities daily; tours, walking Mon to Thurs groups, workshops, playgroup, salsa, OP SHOP, p. 6253 5579 or MEN’S BREAKFASTS, St Georges Church Hall Sorell, 3rd Wed in w. month at 7.30am. Guest Speaker, EAGLEHAWK FILM SOCIETY: all welcome. Enquiries 6248 1878 contact Dave on 6250 3949 for information or to book into Thurs MEN’S SHED, SORELL is a space where men meet, share, work on 7.30pm screenings. projects and help others. Open Mon, EAGLEHAWK NECK QUIZ NIGHT Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am to 2.30pm. 2nd Saturday each month at Drop in or contact 0478 051 7.15pm. Teams of 2 to 8, or join a 266 or check out on the web www. team on the night. Tea and coffee available, BYO drinks and nibbles. POINT-PENNA All welcome! Enquiries 6250 3248 MIDWAY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH meet (Marion) 1st Wed of each month, 12noon EATING WITH FRIENDS - the 1pm at the Pittwater Community second and fourth Fridays of the Centre, 34 Hoffman Street, Midway month we have a three course lunch. Point. Come along and join us for free All welcome..Cost $7. Bookings soup and crusty bread and hear Essential. Phone Gennette what Neighbourhood Watch is doing around the State. You will also hear 62651155 details of the latest Crime Report FORCETT COMMUNITY MARKET: for our area provided by Tasmania 9am to 1pm at Forcett Hall, Police… ALL WELCOME for further 1st Saturday each month. information phone 0419318 012. Stallholder or enquiries call Sharon MIDWAY POINT OP SHOP: Fotheringham on 6265 9174 Community Centre next to Hall, FORCETT EASTER FAMILY Raynors Rd, Wed and Fri 9.30am to FAIR, Good Friday opening at 12.30pm 9am, stallholder enq. Elizabeth Woodbridge 6269 2114, Sharon OKINES COMMUNITY HOUSE craft Fotheringham for all other enquiries groups, mindful and mediation classes, walking, drawing, Steiner on 6265 9174. group, games, singing, eating with friends, garden workshops. For LANDCARE – COASTCARE Southern Beaches Landcare/ full program p. 6265 7016 or w. Coastcare Inc holds its monthly meetings on the first Friday of every month and it’s ORFORD BOWLS CLUB - indoor working bees on the third Saturday bowls every Wednesday night at Rheban Road from 5:30pm. All of every month, PRIMROSE SANDS working bees welcome. Enquiries 6257 1495. are on the first Saturday of every ORFORD TRIABUNNA CHAMBER month and the clean-up group on the third Sunday. For more OF COMMERCE: usually meets information contact Christine on monthly, on Thursday evenings at the Spring Bay Hotel. Visit www. 6265 9096 or e . southernbeacheslandcoastcare@ ORFORD ODEON monthly movie SEVEN MILE BEACH - contact screenings, The Sapphires Tuesday Mar 19th from 7.00pm. Tickets David 0418571072 EAGLEHAWK NECK 2nd Mon of may be available on viewing nights month at EHN Hall, contact Dave from 6.30pm at the Odeon, Orford

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PITTWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP: most Wed 9.30am in Sorell or Midway to carpool for fun outings with our camera’s and lunch in each location. Join us on our adventures by calling Michelle Pears 0407851706.

meets 3rd Tues of month, History Room Sorell Memorial Hall, Cole St. New members/visitors welcome, ph Gwen on 6265 2453 or Margaret on 6265 2674 SORELL WRITERS IN MOTION – budding and developing writers meet monthly in Sorell. Contact Saakia at for details.

SOUTHERN BEACHES HISTORICAL SOCIETY meet last Monday of every month at 7 o’clock (except January). To attend meetings or further information please contact Judy Pearson on 6265 8085 or Moya Sharpe on PITTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE 62657325. free community breakfasts, free computer/ internet classes, SOUTHERN BEACHES REGIONAL ZUMBA GOLD classes, cooking ARTS meet monthly for social/ on a budget, ladies group, sew, business meetings, life drawing knit, cards, scrabble, line dancing and en plein air painting. Support social table tennis, youth group. artists and promote arts in our For more on times or information local community. Share arts contact 6265 1155 or w. information/ opportunities. Host touring performances/ exhibitions. For more information contact www. RICHMOND RED CROSS: 3rd Mon or write to PO Box of month at 1.30pm, common room 155 Sorell. of the Centacare units Torrens St, Richmond. New members always SOUTH EAST DISTRICTS LITTLE welcomed, contact June on 6259 ATHLETICS at Pembroke Park, Sorell. All children 5-14 welcome. 7126 Try out for $2. Twilight meetings ROTARY CLUB OF SORELL: Fridays, 6-8pm. Phone Shae 0488 Mondays 6.30pm at Lewisham 235 286. Tavern – ph 0418 311 565 SPRING BAY SINGERS, 7pm at SEA RESCUE TASMANIA: Meets Orford Hall. If you like to sing, you every Wed from 8pm, 4 Tiger Head are invited to join us, call Jackie Road. Dodges Ferry. Come along, Foale 6257 3661. learn skills, be part of the team that provides marine rescue in our area, SPRING BAY COMBINED PROBUS weekend activities. Volunteers – CLUB est. 1985, assoc of retired saving lives at sea, ph 62659666. & semi-retired people who join together to provide regular SING AUSTRALIA SORELL: each opportunities to keep minds active. Wed night 7pm at the Midway Point Contact Jane Bennett, 6257 Hall. No auditions. For people who 2041 LIKE to sing. Enquiries Robyn 6260 TRIABUNNA MARKET: 3rd 1038 or John 6269 2952 Sun each month Melbourne St, SORELL BOWLS CLUB: social Triabunna. 10.00am to 1.00pm. bowls Wed and Sat from 12noon. Proudly organised by East Coast New bowler’s welcome, free tuition. Regional Development Organisation Phone 6265 7628. Happy Hour Inc. Phone Tom for more information BAREFOOT BOWLS every Fri 6257 7583, mobile 0418 995 319 or check out triabunnavillage. 4.30pm- 6.30pm SORELL COMMUNITY KNITTING for IF YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY NOTICE pleasure, worthy causes, all ages, CONTACT US AT abilities learn to knit. Thurs, 3.00pm Sorell Community Health Centre, Sorell. Contact 6265 0488 441 534. 6601 Get your message to over SORELL & DISTRICTS GARDEN CLUB meets 2nd Tues of month 1.30pm-3pm at South East Community Care, Sorell. All welcome or call 62651462 or 62657208. SORELL



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The Okines Community Centre, which was built more through local sprit and determination than anything else, is a great spot for a market place. A bright new building and a large space for the events, with views over the water, and the eye follows the landscape to the mountains in the distance. Like the Don Burke theme song, the centre has a community 'garden round the back', which ensures that any produce bought from there has been recently picked and is as fresh as one can possibly want. The paintings, preserves, food, jewellery, woodwork and clothing and more on display were all made by locals. It is always nice to buy locally, knowing that the money will go to the makers meaning it

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There has got to be something in this deposit recycling system for beverage containers. Ian Keirnan was in town recently advocating exactly that, while others are pushing to 'upsize' our waste management 'hole' allowing for more waste to be buried in the ground. There are better ways of dealing with that. Just imagine for a moment if our waste leaders have instead visioned a 6 to 10 million dollar waste recovery and reprocessing site for Tasmania. Something central but not invasive, somewhere easily accessible to all parts of the state, by sea or

land with a local work force ably skilled up to deal with this task. Tasmania the clean green state just takes on a few best practices strategies from others, such as the 10cent container deposit scheme, no more plastic bags (that's gone quiet), aimed at minimising and recycling rather than burying. Imagine if we packaged our products in totally recycled materials, building on our already envied clean Tasmanian brand. Just imagine that instead of allowing our household and industrial wastes to stockpile, we declared an amnesty call in

keeps circulating round our local communities. Unfortunately next month will see the last market before the autumn and winter break. The 17th of March market will however see the Market Committee and Meals on Wheels making a donation to the Dunalley School Association to assist with post-fire processes. The cheques will be handed over at 12pm. This is your last chance to enjoy this market till it resumes again in the 'spring' with the first market due to be held on the 20th October. If you have not been, come along and have a wander and see the spirit and drive that makes our community a fun and vibrant place to raise a family. Thomas Connelly

for paints, solvents, chemicals, petrochemicals and brought it all together for a mass sorting and if need be transportation to a mainland best practice incinerator, or links to other best practice recovery system. They do exist and are equipped to process our most hazardous waste. But let's not stop there! How about we adopt a zero tolerance for waste generation. Just getting back to the deposit scheme, in SA and the NT where these are practiced they achieve an 87% outcome, the rest of OZ, well 35%, which we wouldn't even be close to.

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appreciative conversation, you take time to breathe consciously and get your body started smoothly. If you are happy and passionate about what you are doing in your day – you will not want to stop for a moment! You have almost unlimited motivation. It doesn’t matter what your day consists of; is your day working for you? Are you happy, are you living your dream, are you passionate about your day? If you aren’t, then I suggest looking at ways to change that! It is a waste of time to worry and it surely is a waste of your day to be unhappy! Suggestion - Pay attention to

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The meeting opened with the acceptance of the Mayors Report, dominated by bushfire recovery and consultation activities. GM reported similar along with other regular activities, again reflected in all departmental reports and activities; continuing liaison with Clarence City Council; Community Admin Centre progress; NRN officer commenced; new Educator for Malunna. Rezoning application for 428 Penna Road passed after extended debate by councillors. When raised in question time some emotive questioning and discussion ensued notwithstanding that the matter, now passed, could only be contested with the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The main issue raised was the demise of potential agricultural land to low density residential. Of interest was the 61 representations supporting the amendment, around 1/2 from outside the municipality. 6 Penna residents objected. Councillors adopted ‘Code of Practice’ after some debate on the merit of adoption by Crl Purdon. Councillors adopted ‘Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy’. In response to questions from the Public; Council advised that wire from bushfire destroyed fences would be removed and recycled by State Govt. The Mayor made a commitment to convene a meeting in March with the public in response to the 1700 signature Petition (Oct 2012) to address ‘C’ cell concerns. GM advised that Tasman Councils application to Regional Development Australia to fund the construction of the ‘C’ cell in the Sorel municipality was a strategic decision, and that Southern Waste Solutions was ineligible to do so in its own right. That Blazeaid would not be pursued for power or other costs associated with their occupancy of the recreation ground by Council. That Richards Avenue sealing would be considered against all priorities in the coming years road sealing plan.

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On a not very stereotypical Tasmanian blue sky, 30 degree day we went down to the Okines Community Centre to enjoy the Dodges Artisans & Farmers Market. We had a pleasant morning looking at the various stalls and chatting with stall holders. The children were able to play on the swings, and still be in the line of sight of parents. My brother in law and his wife had their second child earlier in the week. So it was good to come down to the local markets and get a gift for the new born, a gift from the heart, made by one of our local artisans. We were also able to grab some fresh veggies for that nights dinner. And of course what would a market day be without a cup of coffee?

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Seafest at Triabunna is on again! The festival will be launched by His Excellency, The Honourable Peter Underwood A.M, Governor of Tasmania, at 2.30 pm on Friday 22nd March, winding up the first day. Hundreds of East Coast school children participate in Schools’ Day taking part in a fantastic day of recreational and educational coastal and marine activities. The festival continues on Saturday 23rd March and entry is free to all. During the day there’ll be plenty of action on the water with a jet ski race to Maria Island and free come-and-try activities for children and adults. Kayaks, long boats and nipper and rescue boards plus beach volleyball will be available all day.

There’ll be roving entertainers including Michael Ahmazing the balloon twister. If you haven’t seen Michael’s incredible balloon creations you are in for a real treat. One of the not to be missed food stalls, will be Triabunna District High School’s seafood platter with chips and salad. Triabunna Marina is home to one of Tasmania’s busy fishing fleets and for Seafest this year local fishers are supplying the School with some of the area's finest produce from the sea. Other local delicacies such as scallop pies, fish tacos, wood fired pizzas and roasts, seafood mornay made with local flathead, prawn cocktails, homemade pavlovas, cheesecake and baked


Seafest is an exciting marine and coastal festival held in Triabunna on the Tasmanian east coast. Friday is Schools Day but on Saturday Seafest continues with fun for the whole family!

East Coast Food and Wine , Live Music, Kayaking, Car Show, Beach Volleyball, Balloon Twister, Paddle Pools, Face Painting, Market Stalls, Jet Ski Race to Maria Island, Fishing Competition (sponsored by Hook Line and Sinker’s Andrew Hart and Nick Duigan), Coastal and Marine Exhibitions and Displays and much more Enquiries for stall holders, exhibitors or more information phone Lona, Cynthia or Mel on 6256 4777 or email

potatoes will also be available as well as a selection of wine and cider and gourmet coffee. One of the things that really sets Seafest apart is our fascinating and informative coastal and marine exhibitors. It’s a great opportunity for the community to meet a diverse range of professionals and understand the research and projects these organisations are involved in. Seafest is a great day out for the whole family with many free activities for everyone, from paddle pools and bubble blowing for the little ones to storytelling, beach games and live music for everyone. A very special treat for Seafest this year will be the exhibiting of the original ‘bus’ that transported freight and passengers from Hobart to Swansea. The ‘bus’ is a beautifully restored horse drawn coach and gives a fascinating glimpse into the realities of early Tasmanian life. Media identity Ryk Goddard will be our M.C for the day and Andrew Hart from T.V show Hook, Line and Sinker will be presenting the prizes for the fishing competition. We will be drawing our monster raffle at 2.30 pm on Saturday and the prize list is indeed a monster. Tickets are available now! Call 6256 4777 or go to our website for all the latest news. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and help us spread the word. See you at Seafest!

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