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Central Coast info guide NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

Ken Duncan Gallery

“JOYS OF THE JOURNEY” See page 3

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Home of

Schnitzel & Great German Beers

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW!

Tuesdays Beautiful treasures for your home

ALL YOU CAN EAT Schnitzels $ 90 and Ribs!

Furniture, Homewares, Accessories, Lighting, Gifts, Fashion

Wednesdays

Interior Decorating Service

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Enjoy a ladies schnitzel with a glass of house bubbly! Shop 7, Karalta Plaza 8 Karalta Lane, ERINA NSW 2250 02 4365 5195 www.trouvehomeandlifestyle.com.au Email: info@trouvehomeandlifestyle.com.au

Thursdays KIDS EAT

FREE! (02) 4367 4874

Shop 5, The Hive ERINA FAIR (next to the cinema), Karalta Road, Erina

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The Austrian Schnitzelhaus


KEN DUNCAN GALLERY presents:

JOYS OF THE JOURNEY - a brand-new exhibition Commencing 2 December

Ken Duncan presents his largest-ever release of brand new images for your enjoyment. Ken’s inspiring new collection features images from all over Australia and from around the world – an eclectic mix of classic, sweeping landscapes, aweinspiring wildlife images, graphic black & white shots, plus a couple of surprising new compositions.

Meet Ken in the Gallery 2 &3 December, and 9 & 10 December to hear the stories behind his amazing adventures as he shares with you the joys of his journeys. KEN DUNCAN GALLERY 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights Open from 10am daily (except Public Holidays) Phone 4367 6701 for more information www.kenduncan.com

FREE TICKETS

for iMag Readers to

A KEN DUNCAN AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

During November and December, Ken Duncan would like to treat you and your family and friends to a spectacular audiovisual presentation – Free of Charge. Relax in Ken’s theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

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Nothing says Christmas quite like a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! Ettalong 02 4344 43446152 6152 EttalongOffice: office: 02

www.accomholidays.com www.holidaysaccom.com.au Wagstaff, Ettalong, Pearl, Patonga Kilcare, Daley’s Pt, Umina, Ettalong, Umina and

Pearl Beach, Patonga and Woy Woy

A Ceremony performed by a “Professional” • Easy weddings & ABIA AWARDS for excellence

Gail Brigden Wedding Celebrant 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE

CENTRAL COAST SYDNEY • HUNTER VALLEY

"We can't thank Gail Brigden enough, for making a piece of our day perfect. She made a stressful process very easy. Gail was always there to help, with any questions we had and she also had some great ideas for a lovely ceremony and we would highly recommend her for any couples looking for an experienced and professional celebrant." Daryl & Rebecca Booth 4

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"I believe a great celebrant will have two qualities that separate them from the rest. They need to have passion for what they do, and they need to care about the role they play. A great celebrant makes all the difference to the success of your day, and is the facilitator, nurturing ideas and encouraging couples, so together we can create a ceremony that accurately depicts you and your love for each other – call for free quote and info." Mobile: 0414 615 233 Email: gailbrigden@hotmail.com www.sydneycountrycelebrant.com.au www.kooindahwaterscelebrant.com.au


French Provincial, Vintage, Coastal and Rustic

Custom painted furniture service now available 61b Webb Street, East Gosford Ph: 4339 5582 • www.interiorwise.com.au Find us on Facebook www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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From the Editor

Welcome to the Central Coast November is my month to celebrate as it is birthday time and this year is my 73rd. In my head and heart I am still in my forties, so happy Birthday to all Sagittarians, may you feel as good about life as I do. We have a lot happening on The Central Coast so get out your marker and start planning. Deborah Buckley and her talented family have restored the Yarramalong Manor. Now named Angel Sussuri, it has been turned into the most beautiful destination again. See pages 14 and 15 for more information, I am so looking forward to seeing you there. Coast and Valleys Vets have settled in to their new premises and are available to your Pets with a 24hr service. This is so comforting to know especially as like mine they are getting on a bit in years. See page 16 for information and phone numbers.

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The Biggy in this issue is The Christmas Fair at Mt. Penang Gardens on Sun Dec 3rd, now in its 10th Year. 150 quality stalls will keep you busy most of the day, there is a lot to excite you here believe you me. Bring your money with you. The Restaurant Review is with The Austrian Schnitzelhaus, a family favourite on page 48. Bring your appetite with you to this one, especially if you love Schnitzel. Last night on the news there was a story on how people are embracing wearable health devices; on page 55 we introduce you to the very best of them. I wear mine to keep an eye on my blood pressure as it can drop dramatically; it also has many functions the others do not. It could save your life. Another favourite thing to do is to see the Fireflies at The Forest of Tranquillity, which is a magic sight. First we enjoy a High Tea, then we walk through a most wonderful experience. See page 37 and do take the whole family to enjoy this one. There are Fairies in the Forest. May I wish you all a very happy, healthy Christmas. Till next year enjoy every day.


Wyong Drama Group

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Woy Woy Little Theatre

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Central Coast 'This is the Life'

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Regional Map

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What's On

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That’s Entertainment

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iGallery

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Food Worth Travelling For

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Markets Guide

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For Your Good Health

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Visit the Hunter

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EMERGENCY NOs

Long Jetty © Divine Guidance Pty Ltd (Ken Duncan)

Gosford Hospital

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Woy Woy Hospital

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Wyong Hospital

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Police, Ambulance, Fire

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Wyong to Yarramalong & Spencer.........................................10 - 21 The Entrance...................................22 - 25 The Peninsula: Ettalong, Umina & Woy Woy........26 - 30 Independently owned franchise. Published by Imag Publications

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The Lakes Festival 2017 (9-19 Nov) A celebration of Central Coast Waterways as you’ve never seen it! 2017 marks the third year of this annual event and you are invited to come and celebrate the Coast’s aquatic lifestyle, diverse culture, identity, history and natural environment through a range of events, activities and education programs. This outdoor 10 day Festival features a vibrant program of events and activities kicking off with Park Fest – The Pop Up (Thurs 9 Nov), Gosford Waterfront (4pm-10pm), Light up the Lake, (Sat 11 Nov), Memorial Park The Entrance (4pm-9pm) and the Lighthouse Folk Festival, Norah Head Lighthouse (Sat 18 Nov), Norah Head (3pm-9pm) just to name a few.

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The Festival wraps up with the Long Jetty Festival, (Sun 19), Long Jetty (11am-7pm) in the unique hipster heartland community where Central Coast local and internationally renowned singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers will perform live on the main stage. Stay Connected with all things The Lakes Festival 2017 including sneak peaks, event information and much more at: centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/thelakesfestival Also follow us on social media: TheLakesFestival #TheLakesFest

There is truly an event for everyone!


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From Wyong to Yarramalong & Spencer Wyong - gateway to the hinterland Located just 90 minutes north of Sydney CBD, and 60 minutes south of Newcastle the historic township of Wyong is considered to be your gateway to the Central Coast scenic and peaceful hinterland. Whilst Wyong Township offers the convenience of being able to park directly outside your service provider or favourite store to grab a delicious bakery treat, coffee or cupcake, it is also minutes away from some of the coasts outstanding tourist, accommodation, sporting and natural venues. Wyong Race Club is a superb provincial racecourse, constructed in 1875 and situated in the heart of Wyong, it offers 22 race meetings annually and is noted as the best and safest track in New South Wales. Serviced by award winning H&H caterers, the race club offers private function rooms that boast views over the picturesque racetrack. For over five years, the Wyong/Entrance Farmers Market has brought together the best local farmers and producers. The Fine Food Market at the Wyong Racecourse, Howarth Street Wyong is on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from

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7.30am – 1pm with loads of free parking. All the food at the Market is farm-fresh and produced locally. Artisans come from all over to show off clothing and jewellery and home furnishings so if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present, you’ll find it here. Families in Wyong and surrounding communities come together for Carols in Wyong Park presented by Bendigo Community Bank Wyong. There is an amazing variety of acts including performers from Wyong Musical Theatre Company, and many local performers. A visit from Santa is expected!! It’s a free event and all are welcome on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 5.30pm in Wyong Town Park. The Carols are well supported by Central Coast Council, Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce and local businesses who donate show bags for the children, including safety candle, song book and assorted goodies. Bring your own chair and rug, its alcohol free and very family friendly with a Rotary Sausage Sizzle and market stalls. The night concludes with a fantastic fireworks display brought to you by Village Central Wyong.


What to See & Do  Visit Treetops Adventure Park, an eco-tourism adventure park activity. Perfect for all ages.  The Art House is a cultural attraction and performing arts venue right in the heart of the Central Coast.  Step back in time at the Alison Homestead is set on two hectares in a rural setting.  Amazement - Magical Mazes, Friendly Farm Animals & many more Amazing Attractionst.  Visitor Information Centre. Telephone: 1300 132 975 for your nearest location or email centralcoast@affinity.ad or visit www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

Koorinya Park

Gardens

AWARD WINNING GARDENS Cover Charge applies

For Weddings &/or Wedding Photo Venue,     Group Tours, Clubs and Coach Tours               Magnificent Ocean Views        Conveniences, undercover area, etc. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL please ring Beryl or Barbara Collins (02) 4376 1220 Also available

Professional, Personalised Ceremonies Gail D Hart C.M.C, Civil Marriage Celebrant Ph: (02) 4390 3396 Mob: 0419 265 286

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Ph: 02 4376 1220 berylnbarb@bigpond.com

Alberts Café & Takeaway Alberts BIG BREAKFAST is on the Menu all day every day and is probably the best value on the Coast! For just $13.95 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes mushrooms, toast and a glass of orange juice!

Spencer Village Store

Spencer is a pleasant drive, less than one hour from the Central Coast. The Spencer Village Store is a scenic and serene location right on the river with shaded seating on their private wharf. Known as the biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury, Spencer Village Store offers hot food, espresso, ice cream, bait, tackle, fishing licences, liquor, ice and general groceries. With a freshly cooked all-day menu, they serve breakfast till 11am, lunch till 3pm.

Simple food lovingly prepared and served with a smile. Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2pm. 4 Railway Square Wyong. Just near Wyong Railway Station.

Food worth travelling for! COFFEE

worth travelling for!

Internet Café, Lazumba Coffee, a selection of Teas, light meals and home made treats. SHOP 4 Railway Square, Wyong Ph 4355 1510

Open 7 days Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm, Sat - Sun 7am - 2pm

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'ALLO 'ALLO!

by Wyong Drama Group “I will say zis only once … “ Café owner René juggles a menagerie including irrepressible, tone-deaf chanteuse wife Edith, waitresses Yvette Carte-Blanche and Mimi Labonq, smitten German Officer Grüber, Herr Flick of the Gestapo, “It is I… Leclerc”, Police Officer Crabtree (“good moaning!”) and many more. There will be laughter and music, skulduggery and magic and a cabaret for all to savour and enjoy. November brings to The Art House the classic British comedy ’Allo ‘Allo! By Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. Directors Howard Oxley and Duncan Mitchell are making it a "Night out in World War II". As we did last year, we are teaming with the Fab Fakes Art Exhibition hoping to attract elite audience from all over the Coast. Arrive early for the music of the War era and enjoy the art exhibition, then enter the world of madcap humour with our café proprietor as he tries to fool not only the Germans,

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but the Gestapo, the French Resistance and of course his beautiful songstress of a wife Edith. Playing René is Howard Oxley, (well known for all his Basil Fawlty episodes) a veteran comic, with his wife Edith, Ruth Jordon. These two have been doing plays together in Wyong since 1984! With Duncan Mitchell (Herr Flick) and Marc Calwell (Gruber), also veterans of the group, and a host of others, the cast has depth and quality guaranteed to please any audience. Our aim at Wyong Drama Group is to provide reasonably priced entertainment for our community against rising fees at The Art House in an area crying out for live theatre but constrained by the rising costs. If we “fill the house” we can do it! So please come and enjoy our show and help us continue the 65 year tradition of Wyong Drama Group providing great live Theatre for the Coast. Wyong Grove Theatre Corner of 1 North Rd and Pacific Highway, opposite the New Aldi. For online bookings visit www.wyongdramagroup.com.au Ph 1300 665 600 - BOOKING NOW OPEN


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A timeless, unique wedding rendezvous

Imagine a place that is simply heaven on earth. A moment in time, where there is no time. A pause. A heartbeat.

Let’s talk about your day

0414 541 901 fernbankfarmweddings.com.au INKREDIBLE 2686-04

A secluded rendezvous where family is reunited, friendships strengthened and the golden threads of two become one. www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Angel Sussurri, a story of a family journey...

First Time Visitors

HALF PRICE COLOURS with any shampoo, cut and blowdry or blowdry service

Multi award winning stylist Sean Langdon and his team are experts in all forms of colour - Foils, Balayage or beautiful pastels and full colour. Specializing in long lasting Italian Alfaparf colours and gorgeous Style Cuts, come in and be pampered at Langdon Hair Wyong is luxurious, friendly and affordable.

We will make you feel special, appreciated and we GUARANTEE

Sean Langdon

you will leave feeling fabulous and looking AMAZING!

Shop 6/61 Howarth St, Wyong Ph: (02) 4353 6373

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In the heart of the Yarramalong Valley stood a sad and lonely Manor House. It had once had a grand reputation as a place of food wine and laughter. After some time on the market, along came a passionate family with a dream. That was us. We have lived in the Valley near 20 years and had been hoping that someone would revive the Manor as it was a well needed resource to the Valley and surrounding areas. It seemed that providence had marked our family for this task. Since March this year when we purchased the manor we have been scrubbing, painting, demolishing, building, decorating, cooking and somewhere in between getting some sleep. We are now able to open the business with our Bottle Shop, CafĂŠ, Deli, Floral Artisans and Giftware, Restaurant, Beer Garden and now our beautifully appointed accommodation that we are so proud of, is ready for guests. Our Deli is stocked with cheese from Little Creek Cheese, La Tartine organic sourdough, salami and antipasto delights of a quality you can't find in supermarkets and local ethically farmed eggs. In our cafĂŠ you can enjoy a cup of Danes Coffee, with a homemade scone or cake in the afternoon or one of our all day breakfast hotpots, pancakes and selection of other lunch time specialties. Friday and Saturday evenings, our restaurant is open with Chef Renee cooking some food to tantalise your tastebuds, while choosing from our selection of boutique Australian wines or indulging from the Whisky bar and finishing your night off with a sleepover in our luxurious and quirky Manor rooms which will make you feel right at home. Our unique venue is available for private functions, intimate weddings or events. We welcome all enquiries. Phone 4356 1066.


“Journey through the peaceful and serene Yarramalong Valley, where Angel's Whispers take you to a place where your burdens will be lighter, Coffee Stronger and Less is More” Business Hours: Café, Deli, Floral Artisans and Gift Shop 9am -3pm Wednesday to Monday Restaurant and Beer garden Friday and Saturday 6pm -10pm Or for private functions on request 1-4 Linga Longa Road, Yarramalong Ph 4356 1066 Email Bookings@angelsussurri.com

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COAST & VALLEYS VETS NEW HOME

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 0447 000 289 16

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We have moved to our new purpose built Veterinary Hospital this year. Much bigger reception area to have you feeling less crowded when we are busy. With plenty of parking, the same friendly faces, same friendly atmosphere, and hopefully your furry family members will be just as happy coming to the new barn as they have been at our old cottage. So we look forward to seeing you all in the new barn, where we can continue to provide our very friendly professional high standard of care, for all your four legged family members, for their wellness care as well as our 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. The new hospital will have extended surgical facilities, and apart from our dog & cat section, will include hospital facilities for Horses, Goats, Sheep and Alpaca. Coast and Valleys Veterinary Hospital 138 Hue Hue Road, Alison NSW 2257 (next to Lustre Lodge) Ph 4355 4704, Fax 4311 2339. Dr Keith C Phillips BVSc- 0447 000 289 For your whole four legged family! www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Op  Shop

and  Morning Tea Outing

Looking for somewhere different to take your social group/clients/bus group along to? Wyong Neighbourhood Centre has a cute little Op Shop & community garden located in their grounds. A community talk by one of our dedicated team over a complimentary morning tea will put you all in the mood for some fantastic Op Shopping! Our Op Shop is run by friendly volunteers & all proceeds go directly back into our community programs & services supporting those in need. To make a booking today please contact our Marketing Manager Sharyn Burgess on 43531750 or 0414341010

Homewares • Gifts • Art• Collectables An eclectic mix, new and recycled furniture, unique outdoor furniture & ornaments and locally made sculptures and furniture.

On the scenic route to and from the Hunter Valley, directly behind Jerry's Kitchen "Kulnura One Stop" popular for great food and coffee.

Open: Fri, Sat, Sun & Pub Hols 9.30 - 4.30. Also open by appointment - just text 0428 761 422 1154

George Downes Drive Kulnura P: 02 4376 1266

Sciberras

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FAB 2017 FAB FAKES FAKES 2017 Proudly supported Proudly supported by by

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The Art House, 15th to 25th November The Art House, 2017 Margaret Wyong The ArtSt, House, Margaret St, Wyong Margaret St, Wyong

“Masterpieces” at a fraction of the price of an original.

“Masterpieces” at aatfraction ofthethe price of an original. “Masterpieces” a fraction of price of an original. Art Director, Gail Brigden M 0414 615 233 Art Director, Gail Brigden M 0414 615 233 Art Director, Gail Brigden M 0414 615 233 vpresident@tlas.org.au vpresident@tlas.org.au

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The Entrance Always something to do at The Entrance The waterfront park hosts a range of free family entertainment at the open air Sails Stage and there are also a range of special events and festivals and fresh locally farmed produce is available at the seaside Farmers Markets on the first and third Saturday. Take your lunch and stop along the way at one of the picnic and barbeque areas scattered round Tuggerah Lakes. Hire a bike and ride the 12 km cycleway. Or hire a catamaran or small powered boat for a family outing with fishing licenses available from The Entrance Visitor Information Centre. A wide range of accommodation to suit every budget is available in the region from campsites, cabin parks by the beach, lakeside motels, waterfront apartments, unique B&B’s, beach houses or fully serviced private cabins. 22

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The Carousel at The Entrance

The Carousel This historic icon has charmed and delighted young and old at The Entrance since 1930. It has seen a number of owners since its arrival in Australia from France in the early 1900s and is now part of the National Trust classified Haas Family carnival, a family that has 400 years of carnival ancestry. The carousel, which was built in the late 1800s in Germany, was originally ‘powered’ by a pony but was converted to steam at the turn of the century. It remained steam driven until the 1950s when an old chev. engine was installed, and was converted to electricity in the 1970s. Its reed pipe organ, operated by bellows, remained in commission until 1950. Music is now supplied by tape, although the organ front has been restored. The carousel has pride of place on The Entrance waterfront where it is visited by not only today’s children, but by the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of those children.


What to See & Do  The Pelican Feeding in The Entrance Memorial Park is a highlight of any visit. Daily at 3.30pm  The Entrance Heritage Walk is one of the best on the Central Coast and visitors will also enjoy the Coast to Lake Walk.  Vera’s Watergarden is a children’s water playground opposite the Pelican Feeding area

Have fun with us and ride the historic carousel icon of The Entrance

Visitor Information Centre

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance

Marine Parade, The Entrance, 2261 Phone: (02) 4334 4213 www.theentrance.org.au info@theentrancetourism.com.au

 Children’s birthday parties a specialty

Ph: 0414 581 001

For unique, affordable gifts

Toowoon Bay Gallery 39 years of pleasure bringing you the works of Australian artists, potters and glassmakers.

Open: Wed to Sun 10am-4.30pm (7 days in school/public holidays)

179 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay 2261 Ph/Fax: 4332 6023

(heading north on The Entrance Rd, turn right into Pacific St at the Long Jetty Hotel. At the end of Pacific St turn left the gallery is only 50m up the road)

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MEMORY LANE

"Many of our customers comment that we are like a museum and they are taken back to their childhood at their mother's or grandmother's home. Everyone has a story and we are privileged to hear many personal memoirs from people who enjoy taking a trip down memory lane...our name couldn't be more fitting!" When you visit Memory Lane you will find a wonderful eclectic range of vintage and second hand wares. Open 7 days from 10am - 3pm (5pm on weekends and holidays). 23-25 Coral Street, The Entrance (just up from the pelican feeding area at the roundabout and diagonally opposite The Humble Pie) Ph: (02) 43323779

Memory Lane Recycled Furniture & Collectables, Retro, Vintage, Antiques Shop 1 23-25 Coral Street, The Entrance 2261 Phone: 02 4332 3779 or 0432 365 827 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10AM - 3PM WEEKENDS 10AM - 5PM

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Pictured: Steve Raymond (Regional Operations Manager Central Coast/Hunter Region), Shaun Smith Deputy Unit Commander and Roger Palmer Unit Commander. (Left to right )

MARINE RESCUE ON THE CENTRAL COAST

NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM VOTED IN On Saturday 18th August a meeting was held for all members from Marine Rescue Central Coast and Marine Rescue Terrigal, the meeting was held at the Point Clare base. This was the first official combined meeting for the two units since the announcement of the amalgamation, and was also an opportunity to vote for the leadership team of the newly amalgamated unit. Four members ran for the role of Deputy Unit Commander (two members from the Central Coast unit and two members from the Terrigal unit), Shaun Smith who is originally from the Terrigal unit was elected in what was a very close vote. Roger Palmer who is originally from the Point Clare base was appointed the position of Unit Commander (unopposed). Members also had a chance to discuss a name for the new unit, and after some discussion it was decided (by a vote) that the unit will be called Marine Rescue Central Coast, and the bases will be known as the Haven base, and the Point Clare base.


Gourmet Cakes • Custom made cupcakes Bagettes and Sandwiches • Home made Soup Traditional Zeppoli • Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Café de Blooms 2/54 The Entrance Road, The Entrance Ph 4379 0310 Open Tues to Sun. 7am to 3pm www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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The Peninsula Ettalong Beach, Umina Beach & Woy Woy

THE BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula. Matthew Wales, the President of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in keeping this Festival a vital part of the community calendar for many years. The annual Oyster Festival is being held on Sunday 12 November each year at Ettalong Beach right on the recently upgraded beach and waterfront. It is a superb day out for the whole family and includes fine wine from our neighbours in the Hunter Valley and food from around the world. It also offers diverse art and craft stalls and a newly introduced art show inside the Ettalong Diggers Club showcasing the local creative talent. The day commences with a full program 26

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of live, on stage entertainment so you can dance the day away. Fabba will entertain you 9.30am - 12.30pm and Akinga 1 - 4pm. This iconic community festival is made possible by the excellent partnership provided by Ettalong Diggers Club and the other generous sponsors. The Brisbane Waters Oyster Festival is now also part of the Wyong Lakes Festival presented by Central Coast Council. 'How Many Oysters Can You Eat in 30 Seconds' sponsored by Radio 2GO /SeaFM & The Entertainment Grounds Central Coast is the highlight of the day with many competing for the famous trophy and prize. Each year the Oyster Festival gains strength and is evolving into a community festival to be proud of!


What to See & Do

TWO EWES

 Shop in Umina for the best retail shopping strip on the Central Coast  Swim at Ocean Beach and Umina Beach – the safest beaches on the Coast  Cinema Paradiso 6 screens at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort  Spend a day on the water hire a Boat from Anderson’s Marina & Boat Hire  Come and try the best coffee on the Coast at Maxima. Try the famous “Ettalong Beach Blend” that has been developed and roasted here in Ettalong Beach!  You will always be entertained at Woy Woy Little Theatre with plays, auditions and play readings

a unique boutique

Two Ewes stock an amazing range of gifts, fashion, homewares, candles, gourmet foods and much more! Friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere, and extensive range of products.

West Gosford Shopping Centre Brisbane Water Drive West Gosford Ph: 4324 6307

BBQ BOATS

Perfect for Birthday Parties Can carry up to 12 people. With toilet facilities!

3A Petit St Booker Bay

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Live Theatre at Woy Woy. Dark comedy doesn’t get any blacker than this … A gnashing of teeth, a litany of abuse, a hymn of hate against, of all things, motherhood. A message that in every mother there is a Medea yearning for a chance to murder her own children and that celebrating Mother’s Day is the equivalent to honouring Caligula. “Mum’s sense of humour wafts over us like poison gas.” Like giant tentacles, her loving arms stretch out to members of her family to crush their spirit. She knows her sons’ weaknesses and plays on them maliciously. The play is conceived in cruelty and it is very, very funny. Ten performances only over three weekends from October 27 to November 12. Peninsula Theatre, corner of Ocean Beach and McMasters Roads, Woy Woy. Book online at woywoylt.com.au or phone 4344 4737.


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SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER New Year’s Eve with Tom Burlinson and his live band is a mix of the best loved songs Tom has performed throughout his musical career.

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herself on the Central Coast. Since doing so she has collaborated with national platforms, such as Marie Claire, as well as an array of like-minded local businesses and creatives. “It’s great to be part of a place that is growing and evolving and changing.” You can find Jacs food and lifestyle photography work on her website and you can find Jacs in the cafes of the Coast. Want to read more great stories about the Central Coast?

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WHAT'S ON NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Weekdays (except public holidays). FREE AUDIO-VISUAL SPECTACULAR

11am to 4pm week days – Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights. Ken Duncan will treat you and your family and friends to a free audio-visual spectacular in his Gallery theatre. Relax in Ken’s state-of-the-art theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Bookings are Essential and subject to availability. Call 4367 6701.

1-19 November SMALL WORKS ART PRIZE (2017)

391 Mann St, North Gosford. Art Studios Cooperative 4th Annual Art Prize "Celebrating the Central Coast" Reception & Awards 3 Nov, 6-8pm. 3 major prizes with 1st prize $750. All works on sale $80 each and artist is anonymous until sold. Original artworks = great Christmas presents! www.artstudioscooperative.org

4, 18 November WYONG FARMERS MARKETS 7.30am – 1pm Wyong Race Club, Howarth Street Wyong

4-5 November ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION & SALES

Presented by Ettalong Beach Arts & Crafts Centre. Unique handmade gifts, music, homemade treats, coffee & EFTPOS. Saturday 9-4pm; Sunday 10-3pm. All welcome at Peninsula Community Centre, 93 McMasters Rd, Woy Woy.

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5 November 2017 FAIR TRADE CHRISTMAS FAIR

Sunday 5th Nov 4-8pm at Wyong Baptist Church, 100 Alison Road, Wyong. Displaying Jewellery, Bags, Fashion, Toys, Homewares, Coffee and so much more...Beautifully made gifts that empower workers in developing countries! Shopping without the slavery.

7 November MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com

11 November FRENCH COUNTRY MARKET

Chertsey Primary School, Willow Road Springfield 9am-3pm. A unique Market that attracts many visitors from all over Australia. Roam the eclectic stalls and meet jewellery and homeware designers, European style fashion, furnishings, antiquities and collectables. Buy fresh flowers, locally made breads, chocolates, gourmet French pate, cheeses and spiced mushrooms, boutique wines just to name a few, with some live French music to take you on the Journey. Entry fee $2 and children under supervision free. All entry fees will go to Chertsey Primary School for special needs students. Phone Lynda 0408212086. www.frenchcountrymarket.com.au

12 November BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL

Ettalong Foreshore Ettalong Beach. Showcasing the product of the beautiful waterways of the Peninsula. www.oysterfestival.com.au

17 – 25 November 'ALLO 'ALLO

10 - 19 November ORIGINS 2017 – VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

Open Daily 10am – 4pm. Our talented local artists have been busy preparing ceramics, paintings, photographs, woodwork and glassware for our visitors to enjoy. The official opening will be held Saturday 11th November at 2.30 pm at the Gosford regional Gallery, Webb St East Gosford where the excellence of works from local artists are showcased over 10 days. Phone: Sandy Robinson 0419 215 617.

The Art House, Wyong, 19-21 Margaret St, Wyong. Classic farce, ridiculous fake accents and innuendo abound when the Wyong Drama Group take on the classic BBC sitcom. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

18 November SARAH LEETE – HOMETOWN EP LAUNCH The Art House, Wyong, 19-21 Margaret St, Wyong, NSW. Since


graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2016, singer/ songwriter Sarah Leete has been captivating audiences with her strong vocals, infectious personality and unique sense of humour. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

Australian landscape valued at $2,500 and a framed Helen Davies value $800. Other prizes have been donated by small local businesses. Money raised will go to helping Aussie Farmers.  

18 November CENTRAL COAST PHILHARMONIA CHOIR PRESENTS MOZART REQUIEM

25 November CLUB RETRO

7.30pm. St John the Baptist Church, Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy. Tickets: 4324 7477.

18 November TOUKLEY ART & CRAFT FAIR BY THE LAKE 9am-2pm. Wallarah Peace Park, Gorokan. A fun-filled day for all the family with locally-made Arts and Crafts and much more. www.toukleyartgallery.com.au

Commencing 2 December KEN DUNCAN: JOYS OF THE JOURNEY

From 9pm till late. Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com

26 November CENTRAL COAST CHORALE & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH 2.30pm. Information: Ph 4307 9355. www.centralcoastchorale.org

Open Daily 10am to 5pm, Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights. This brand-new Photographic Exhibition from our local Aussie icon Australian photographer will allow you to share in the joys of Ken’s journeys across our beautiful nation and throughout many other countries as well. This is the largest exhibition of new images Ken has ever released and he will be thrilled to share with you the stories behind his amazing adventures. Phone 4367 6701 for details.

2, 16 December WYONG FARMERS MARKETS 7.30am – 1pm Wyong Race Club, Howarth Street Wyong

18 - 19 November CENTRAL COAST STAMP & COIN FAIR

RFBI Masonic Village, Stan Gregory Crescent, Lakehaven. Annual Fair covering philatelic aspects of displays, dealers and vendors, buy, swap, sell, free evaluations, advice and appraisal of any "hidden treasures". Ph. 02439236

25 November ART EXHIBITION KINCUMBER

The Artistic Art Group is having an art exhibition on Saturday 9am-5pm at the Waterfront Estate, Living Choice, 8 Carrak Road, Kincumber. Raffle of two paintings, framed Pier Bateman's

28 November A VERY KRANSKY CHRISTMAS

8pm. The Art House, Wyong, 19-21 Margaret St, Wyong. Come join these off-the-wall comedic sisters as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw performing songs from Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, this could be your kookiest Christmas party yet. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

3 December BENDIGO COMMUNITY BANK CHRISTMAS CAROLS

5.30-9pm Wyong Town Park opposite Village Central Wyong

3 December SYMPHONY CENTRAL COAST PRESENTS BIG APPLE AMERICANA

2.30pm. Central Coast Grammar School, Arundel Rd, Erina Heights. Purchase tickets by visiting: www.symphonycentralcoast.com.au

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3 December CHRISTMAS FAIR @ MT PENANG

Fixx Events presents the largest outdoor shopping Christmas event on the Central Coast at Mount Penang Gardens and Event Park 9am-2pm. Over 165+ high quality handmade arts and crafts stalls, seasonal produce, international food area, massive kids interactive amusements zone, xmas puddings, produce and fresh foods and licensed beer and wine bar, along with live music all day from Fairplay , roving carol singers, buskers, childrens choirs and of course Santa.

2 & 3 December, 9 & 10 December MEET KEN DUNCAN - IN HIS GALLERY

10am to 5pm, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights. Meet Ken Duncan and hear the stories behind his amazing adventures and the new release prints in his Gallery. Phone 43 67 6701 for details.

8 - 16 December WYONG MUSIC THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ELF

Sessions 1pm & 7.30pm at The Art House, Wyong, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

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9 December BLUES ON THE MOUNTAIN PRESENTS 19-TWENTY

Set in a heritage hall amongst the gumtrees, Blues on the Mountain has featured some of Australia's best Blues and roots musicians and become one of the Central Coast's most loved boutique music events. So gather your friends and get ready for another amazing night of live music featuring one of Australia's best live acts, 19 -Twenty, on Saturday the 9th of December at Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall! 19-Twenty have performed at major festivals all over Australia, as well as shows throughout Europe with the band's energetic live performances receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike, and we are excited to announce that their only N.S.W. show in December will be right here on the Central Coast! Tickets to the show are limited and selling fast! and cost $25 (Adults), $10 (Youth 12-16yrs), with children under 12yrs accompanied by a paying adult, free. Food and refreshments will be available on the night or byo welcome. Doors open at 6pm. All profit raised from the event goes towards the upkeep and restoration projects of local heritage buildings Mangrove Mountain Hall and Fairview Homestead. To book visit www.trybooking.com/290510 For Accommodation bookings and inquiries, please phone 0405 416 289.

16 December CLUB RETRO CHRISTMAS EDITION

From 9pm till late. Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com

17 December CONCERTANTE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS SUBLIME SEXTETS

2.30pm. Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point Tickets: www.concertante.com.au

31 December CLUB RETRO NEW YEAR’S EVE Including Fireworks on the Waterfront from 8:30pm. Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com VIEW CLUBS MEETINGS

"Working for the Smith Family"

New members & visitors welcome.

BRISBANE WATER EVENING VIEW CLUB Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on Fourth Tues of month - 6.30pm for 7pm. Contact Valda 4325 1688 or Helen 4367 5670. THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), 3 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay. Lunch meeting on 13 Nov at 10.30am. Ph: Kay 4368 3183 or Robbie 4368 6131. TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB Meets 2nd Friday of month at Club Toukley RSL for lunch followed by entertainment. Also outings such as Friendship Morning Tea, Soup and Damper day and interesting discussions. Contact Sandra on 4396 6206


Firefly Magic

Natural Spectacular Light Show in a unique Rainforest. November and December only. Numbers limited. Open 7 nights 6 to 9pm Guided Tours - Mondays

FIREFLY MAGIC SEASON OPEN 7 NIGHTS

1st November to 18th December 2017 ONLINE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL join our newsleaf for updates thru firefly magic season.

www.forestoftranquility.com

390 Ourimbah Creek Rd Ourimbah 4362 1855

TRANQUILITY EXHIBITIONS & HIGH TEA Enjoy a selection of teas and a variety of sweet and savoury treats. Experience our monthly Artisans guests, sculptures on exhibition in the immediate vicinity, relax and unwind with tranquil original music and/or take a stroll in the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary before or after a High Tea. Special Firefly Magic High Tea will be on Sunday 26th November from 6-9pm, $70 per head with guest Encaustic Artist Chris Clark. December High Teas are for Group Bookings only. $30 per head for groups of 20 people or more. (Christmas parties welcome) Phone 0408 659 494

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TUESDAY TUESDAY 28 28 NOVEMBER NOVEMBER

Classic Classic farce, farce, ridiculous ridiculous fake fake accents accents and and much much innuendo innuendo –– ifif this this tickles tickles your your fancy, fancy, don’t don’t miss miss‘Allo ‘Allo‘Allo! ‘Allo! Tickets: Tickets: $27-$30 $27-$30

Come Come and and join join these these off-the-wall off-the-wall siblings siblings as as they they turn turn your your Christmas Christmas into into aa stuffed stuffed ham! ham! Tickets: Tickets: $44.50-$49.50 $44.50-$49.50

ROSS NOBLE: EL HABLADOR

MARINA PRIOR & DAVID THE TWO TWO OF OF US US UP UP CLOSE CLOSE HOBSON: THE

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Join the the master master of of improvisational improvisational stand stand Join up as as he he takes takes you you on on aa wild wild ride ride through through up his imagination. imagination. AA guaranteed guaranteed night night of of his nonsense. Tickets: Tickets: $46.90-$49.90 $46.90-$49.90 nonsense.

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Don’t miss miss these these legends legends of of musical musical theatre theatre Don’t and opera opera performing performing together. together.Tickets: Tickets: and $34.95-$64.95 $34.95-$64.95

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Central Coast Chorale & Chamber Orchestra presents

CENTRAL COAST SINGS ‘MESSIAH’

Sunday 26th November 2017 People spend their entire lives working to produce something of the magnitude of the ‘Messiah’ and Handel did it in 3 weeks. How extraordinary! He put everything he had into this inspired, powerful and emotional Oratorio. Handel’s ‘Messiah’ was composed in 1741 with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens and was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the Oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. The Central Coast Chorale continues its fine and proud tradition of presenting innovative concerts. This concert is indeed a rare opportunity to experience music which transforms human tragedy into a triumph of the spirit. It’s of great significance at Christmas time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection offering hope to mankind. This is a Mass Choir event with 100 singers from the Central Coast and Hunter Valley performing this Oratorio with 5 outstanding professional Soloists and a 23

piece professional Chamber Orchestra. A concert not to be missed. Come along and make your Christmas a Celebration to be enjoyed and remembered. HANDEL’S MESIAH DATES: Sunday 26th Nov 2017 Commencing 3pm Gosford High School Hall, Racecourse Road, Gosford TICKETS: $35 General |$30 Concession | $15 Students Children 12yrs and under Free BOOKINGS: wwwcentralcoastchorale.org Telephone 4307 9355 or buy tickets at the door as the rascally Weasel, have come to life every summer for the past 15 years providing enchanting and lively entertainment for all the family. This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action, and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Kenneth Grahame’s

WIND IN THE WILLOWS "Pure charm for adults and children alike" – The Age

Sydney’s favourite family entertainment The Wind in the Willows continues its well-loved summer tradition returning to the beautiful surrounds of Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, playing from Friday 5 to Sunday 28 January 2018. Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank is a rollicking yet gentle adventure, starring the pompous, arrogant, vain, hilarious Toad – a favourite with children everywhere. Toad, along with his betterbehaved friends, Ratty, Mole, Otter and Badger, as well

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Over the years tens of thousands have delighted in the simple pleasures of this rollicking promenade production… so this summer pack a picnic, pack the kids... and head on down to the riverbank. DATES: Friday 5 January to Sunday 28 January 2018. 10.30am & 6pm Tuesday to Sunday (no show 26 Jan) AT The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney (Enter via any gate and go to the Harbour side of the Main Pond PRICES: Midweek $25 Single, Family x 4 $90; Saturdays $30 Single, Family x 4 $110 BOOKINGS: www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au or 9011 7704. Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au Tickets can be purchased on site one hour before show time (cash only).


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"Breath-taking concert spectacle"

2017 SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November 2017 Guinness World Record holder Schools Spectacular is back better than ever and set to showcase the best singing and dancing talent from public schools across NSW on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November at QUDOS Bank Arena. Now in its 34th year, the popular live-and-televised extravaganza will star over 5,700 students including a choir of 2,700 voices, 2,400 dancers; a 100-piece symphony orchestra; world-class stage band, 44 solo singers and 145-featured dancers from public schools across NSW. This iconic event engages and showcases students of varying ages, cultures, skills and socio-economic backgrounds, from metropolitan, rural and remote regions of NSW. For a taste of the quality and diversity of performances, visit the Schools Spectacular Facebook page: https:// www.facebook.com/schoolsspectacular/ QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK DATES Friday 24 November 11am & 7.30pm & Saturday 25 November 1pm & 7pm PRICES: from $31.00 to $57.00 BOOKINGS: www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849

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Alison Homestead

Henry Kendall COTTAGE

Home of Wyong District Museum & Historical Society

Take a trip back in time… Set on Wyong’s first land grant see displays of memorabilia, photos, tools and equipment relating to the early settlers of Wyong. Museum and grounds wheelchair friendly. Morning tea/lunch can be arranged for group visits. Covered outdoor area for functions and weddings, picnic area with BBQs and toilets, outdoor areas dog friendly. Plant Nursery and Men’s Shed. Sun to Thurs 10am-2pm. Other times by appt. Entry: $5 adult, $2 child. 1 Cape Road, Wyong 2259 Ph: 4352 1886 info@alisonhomestead.com.au www.alisonhomestead.com.au

Entry Adult $5, Conc. $4, Child $3, Family $10

Owned & maintained by all volunteer BWHS Inc.

25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford. Ph: 4325 2270 Find us on Facebook info@henrykendallcottage.org.au www.henrykendallcottage.org.au

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Historical Museum houses 19th & 20th century memorabilia, Slab Shed, Machinery Shed,Wash-house, 2 seater Dunny, BBQ picnic, Local history. Open 10am to 3pm Wed/Sat/Sun.

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OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT. CATERING AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS.

One of the largest private collections of military memorabilia in Australia open to the public, interest groups and schools. A truly unique experience complete with life like scenes and sound effects from the Frontline. WWII Jeep rides available on Sundays.

24 TATURA AVENUE GOSFORD NSW 2250 Ph: 4324 1588 www.cciwe.com.au cciweinfo@gmail.com


ART SOCIETY

The Toukley & Districts Art Society at the Federation Gallery & Information Centre, 1 Wallarah Rd, Gorokan (just before Toukley Bridge) is the showcase for the Wyong Shire art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, along with porcelain, hand painted silk, pottery, original jewellery and cards, and beautiful candles. The gallery is open daily Monday to Sunday, 10am- 4pm. Come in and enjoy our latest Exhibition to see some amazing works from our members (all local artists), and including a showcase of magnificent glass artworks by renowned artist, Kit Ferry. Visit our Coffee Shop for a Devonshire Tea or choose from a selection of other baked goods. The entry is free, but a donation is always welcome.

REGULAR CLASSES are $5 per person and everybody is welcome to attend. We have Academy painting mornings every Wed from 9:30am - 12pm with mentor, Peter Tassell. Our Abstract painting group is held on the 2nd Thurs each month, 1-3:30pm. Two sessions of an Academy Drawing class are held every Friday with mentor, Sonja Fabian, from 9:30am-12:30pm, and from 1-4pm.

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SPECIAL WORKSHOPS: Kit Ferry, “Making your brush work for you�, on Mon 16th October, from 10am-3pm, and Nicole McCarthy, Aboriginal Art Techniques, on Mon 6th November, from 10am3pm. The cost for both these workshops is $40 for members, and $45 for non-members. The Robert Doyle Memorial Prize has just been held, with many wonderful creations entered. The winner was Noeline Millar, with the runner-up, Judith Hoste. We are looking forward to our 75th Exhibition at the end of this month, with a showcase of Ceramics by our Guest Artist, Connie Keith. Connie has won multiple awards from the Sydney Royal Easter Show, including the 2017 Medallion for Overall First. For further information, please call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit our website.

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SUMMER EXHIBITION & AWARDS

ART AND WELLNESS

An initiative by the artist Francisco Pacheco which will include exhibitions of his artwork and also art workshops. It will run simultaneously at The Art House Wyong, at Mercure Kooindah Waters Resort in Wyong and at The Coast Bar and Restaurant in Gostord, between 17th October and 19th November 2017. These exhibitions by Francisco Pacheco will showcase a large number of artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolour and ink that are the culmination of work done exploring the use of imagination and colour to change or enhance what we would otherwise call “reality”. www.franciscopachecoartgallery.com

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19 – 24 January 2017 Looking for a gift or treasure? Why not visit our Summer Exhibition at The Community Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, within the grounds of Gosford Regional Art Centre and Edogowa Japanese Gardens. Members, professional and amateur, are sure to delight with paintings ranging from traditional to abstract, in various mediums. Additionally, we offer pottery, jewellery and cards. Unframed paintings too - ideal to send as a gift! Judges are highly regarded artists Gwynneth Boyce and Graeme Balchin, with Awards in three categories, Open, Works on Paper and Miniatures. ‘Lady Finger Orchid’ a delicate watercolour painting by Sam Blanks, is our Raffle prize. Finish your visit with a relaxing wander through the Japanese Gardens, or be entertained feeding the Koi. Official Opening: 6 – 8.00 pm on Friday 19th January 2018; then Daily 10am – 4pm. Contact: Judith 0407 448 574 or Fran 0408 217 869


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“Painting by the Lake” Sat 11th Nov 2017 from 9am to 3pm

This popular event organised by The Central Coast Watercolour Society, takes place on the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake, at Tuggerah Parade, Long Jetty. On site refreshments of a BBQ, Café Bar and drinks will be available. Last year many well-known artists attended the event and drew a big crowd. At 2pm there will be a Charity Auction of paintings done on the day with works starting from just a few dollars with proceeds donated to local charitable organisations. CCWS will make artist quality painting materials available on the day, so everyone can take part. ‘Painting by the lake’ event funding is contributed to by the

The Sisters, Long Jetty by Noeline Millar

Central Coast Council and is part of ‘The Lakes Festival’.

Toukley & Districts Art Society Inc.

Artistic Art Group Exhibition Saturday 25th November from 9am - 5pm

The members of the Artistic Art Group at Living Choice Broadwater Court have been working hard all year to produce art of a very high standard. They will showcase their work at an Art Exhibition in the Waterfront Estate community centre and all art lovers are invited to attend this popular event. There will be a raffle of two paintings, framed Toukley Art & Craft Fair by the Lake Pier Bateman's Australian YOUNovember are invited the 18th 2017 -to 9am to 2pm at landscape valued at $2,500 The Federation Gallery, 1 Wallarah Rd, Gorokan and a framed painting by Toukley Art & Craft Fair by the Lake (by Toukley Bridge and Fish Co-op) leading artist Helen Davies 18th November 2017 - 9.00am to 2.00pm A fun day for the whole family with locally valued at $800. Other prizes at handmade Arts and Crafts, Activities for the have been donated by small The Federation Gallery, 1 Wallarah Road, Gorokan kids & much more. (by Toukley Bridge and Fish Co-op) local businesses. Money The Gallery Café will also be open on the day. raised will go to helping A fun day for the whole family with locally handmade The perfect time to buy unique Christmas gifts Aussie Farmers.   Arts and Crafts, Activities for the kids & much more. for your family & friends. Where: Living Choice The Gallery Café will also be open on the day. Stalls are available Broadwater Court Waterfront The perfect time to buy unique Christmas gifts for your family & friends. For moreStalls are available info & application forms Estate, 8 Carrak Road, contact: Toukley & Districts Art Society Kincumber (adjacent to For more information & application forms contact: Toukley & Districts Art Society Ph: 02 4392 4666 Tele: 02 43924666 Email: toukleyartgallery@gmail.com E: toukleyartgallery@gmail.com Kincumber Hotel)

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The Terrace Grill is located in Terrigal's most historic building, "The Old Terrigal Post Office". Our menu is an enigma of Modern Australian cuisine interwoven Italian and other Mediterranean flair. We specialise in Fresh seafood, Prime Black Angus steaks, Lachlan Valley lamb, Speciality pasta dishes and Paella. We also have one of the largest selection of Local and imported wine. Locals nights are Tuesday to Thursday nights where we have a 2 course menu for $44 or a 3 course menu for $54. Both include complimentary

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fresh bread and a glass of local beer or wine. Our a-la-carte menu is also available on these nights. Chef Tony has over 30 years experience in the industry having had restaurants in Parramatta, The Rocks in Sydney, The Entrance and Salamander Bay. Our restaurant is ideal for social or business functions up to 80 people in our main dining room or up to 30 in our glass enclosed Garden Room. 4 Ash Street TerrigalTel: 4385 8800 Email: info@terracegrill.com.au www.terracegrill.com.au Find us on


Seacoast Fishing

Our commercial fishing business has been operating from Kincumber for the past 12 years and we have the freshest fish in town, straight from the boat to our shop, which is located 400 metres from the Scenic Road roundabout towards Macmasters Beach. Our catch consists of snapper, ocean jackets, bream, trevally, mullet. Mullet was the catch of the month (April) with Eastern Rock Lobsters. We also have local oysters, school prawns and a variety of frozen products. Mullet season begins as our weather cools and the westerly winds start, when the mullet ‘school up’ in large patches and head out of the estuaries and travel out to sea to spawn. Our licenced boys use the hauling nets to catch mullet travelling along the coastline before the fish head out to sea. Mullet has the best omega 3 oil content, which is so good for us, the flavour is strong, but its a great fish to eat. Open: Thurs, Fridays 11am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 6pm. Ph: 0243 686 160 or 0411 892 276.

SEACOAST FISHING Fresh local

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Delicious pasta, a variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes

Food worth travelling for!

Experience the best authentic and traditional Italian cuisine on NSW Central Coast. Eat in or Take away Monday to Friday Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm then Dinner from 5pm to 8:30pm Saturday 11:30am to 9pm. Food available all day Sunday Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 8:30am to 8:30pm. Food available all day Azzuro Blu Wharf 12 The Entrance Road, The Entrance Ph 4333 8885 booking@theitalianrestaurant.com.au www.facebook.com/theitalianrestauranttheentrance

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REVIEW

The Austrian Schnitzelhaus We celebrated Oktoberfest at The Austrian Schnitzelhaus, Shop 5, The Hive, in Erina Fair.

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In the spirit of this Germanic tradition, Emma chose an Ahornberger Landbier, I had a dark Budwaejovicy, while Klara chose a glass of Wiernsteiner Gewurztraminer to accompany our entree of Cheesy pretzels.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Beer Fest Platter - half pork knuckle, crispy pork belly and Weisswurst - served with mashed potatoes and a choice of red cabbage or sauerkraut. (The portion was so generous, that Matteo had to help me finish it!)

The main courses were tasty and generous . Klara had the smoked Kassler Rib, which came with sautĂŠed potatoes and sauerkraut. It brought back many memories for Klara of meals with relatives during a visit to Germany, years ago. Matteo chose the Sausage platter - an assortment of cocktail Bratwurst, Weisswurst and Frankfurters, which came with a delicious housemade mustard sauce that really brought out the flavours of the sausages.

The flavours did not stop with the main course. For dessert Klara had the strawberries marinated in vodka served with ice cream, a house special. Matteo had the Hazelnut gelato, Luca had the homemade crepes with cinnamon, chocolate and ice cream, Emma really wanted the apple strudel and I had the Apple Fritters tossed in cinnamon sugar, and served with custard. We finished our meal with teas, coffees and hot chocolates too!

Luca and Emma were already looking forward to choosing the delicious Chicken Schnitzels, which are made fresh to order, and come in three sizes, with a variety of sauces. Emma selected the Ladies size, crumbed Hawaiian which came with grilled pineapple, cherries and Swiss cheese, while Luca had the Medium, Vienna Style Chicken

We all really enjoyed our meal and our expectations were definitely met! The service was outstanding, compliments to manager Paul Callahan and his wife Katy and the team at The Austrian Schnitzelhaus. Open 7 days a week from 12-3 and 5 until 9pm. Tel : 4367 4874 Emilia Krumm

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THE ENTRANCE

MARKET Every Saturday 9am - 2pm

On Saturdays... 'I do like to be beside the seaside!' • FRESH PRODUCE • FASHION • CRAFTS • HOMEWARES • GOURMET • ARTISANS

THE ENTRANCE MARKET AT MEMORIAL PARK

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MARKETS GUIDE Art and Craft Market Quality handmade goods at Terrigal Uniting Church. Saturday 2nd September and Saturday 7th October from 9am to 2pm. Contact Diane 43419034. Supporting Outback Farmers. Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. www.fixxevents.com.au 0416 097 707. Bateau Bay Anglican Church Monthly Trash & Treasure Market Monthly Trash and Treasure Market & Op Shop, new & old, craft and food at Bateau Bay Anglican Church, Cnr Brooke Ave. & Eastern Rds. Killarney Vale, 8am to 1pm every 4th Saturday monthly except December. Stall holders welcome. Ph Steve 02 4396 8948 or bbac@gmail.com.au Central Coast Community Market Bring your wares to sell or come and grab a treasure from a fabulous seller! Second Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm. Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare. Ph 02 4323 3566 or email enquiries@fairhaven.org.au Ettalong Market Open every weekend & Monday public holidays 9am to 4pm. Huge variety of stalls, cafes and restaurants all undercover. Cnr Ocean View & Schnapper Rds, Ettalong Beach. Get there by train, bus and ferry. Ph:  4341 1999. French Country Market Saturday 11th November at Chertsey Primary School, Willow Road, Springfield. Your opportunity to feel, see and taste the French experience on our Beautiful NSW Central Coast. This is a unique Market that attracts many visitors from all over Australia. Meet Parisian jewellery and home ware designers, European style fashion, furnishings and collectables. Buy fresh locally made breads, Chocolates, Gourmet French pate, cheeses and spiced mushrooms, boutique wines. Enjoy scrumptious pastries baked throughout the day with your latte to a gentle background of live French music. And if you ask the locals… well they would prefer it to stay a secret. Entry fee $2 and children under supervision free. Gosford City Farmers Market Every Sunday 8am-1pm. The Entertainment Grounds (Gosford Racecourse) 4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford West.

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Pretty Beach Markets Next market 10 December. Quarterly volunteer run market in unique bushland setting at Pretty Beach Public School. 50 stalls with a lovely selection of local artists and crafts people, artisan gourmet produce, homemade food and groovy entertainment. www.prettybeachmarkets.com Shelly Beach Markets Market dates: November 25 (Christmas event), December 30 (Holiday Makers event). Bringing together over 150+ talented boutique stallholders who produce original creations of the highest quality. An eclectic mix of textures, materials and colours make up the individually designed products. Last Saturday of the month, between 9am and 2pm, held at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market Day. Third Saturday of each month 8am to 1pm each month. Next market 9 December. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. Our OP Shop opens Tues to Fri 9am to 4pm. Sat 10am to pm. Ph 4365 1280. The Entrance Lions Club Charity Market Every Sunday morning. Dening Street Car Park (behind Cinema). Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm. Ph 0481 332 542. The Entrance Market at Memorial Park Every Saturday each month 9am till 2pm, Memorial Park, The Entrance. Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, salami, cheeses. Choice of fashion, home wares, plants and healthy products. www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au or phone 9999 2226. The Olive Tree Market Civic Park, Newcastle. First Saturday of the month (except July: 2nd Sat only) 9am - 3pm. Rain, Hail or Shine! Market dates: November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16. With over 120 stalls including: homewares, fashion, jewellery, textile arts, gourmet artisan produce and much more! Toukley Sunday Market Coles car park, Yarralla Street, Toukley, 7am - 1pm. Over 70 stalls from Craft, Bric-a-Brac, Doggy Treats, Plants, some seasonal fruits and vegies and much more. Open every Sunday weather permitting. For more info call Don 0416 280 589. Wyee Markets Held 2nd Saturday of each month Wyee Community Hall Grounds, 114 Wyee Rd. Wyee (cnr of Wyee Rd. and Hue Hue Rd. Wyee) from 8.30 to 1pm. Ph: Michael 43571840.


“Vintage Fair – The Collective” part of Fairhaven Services is a retail precinct offering a unique mix of vintage, upcycled and second hand shopping experiences. Drop in, take a browse, be amazed! • Op shop • Quaint 2nd hand book store • Used furniture & destash sheds • Upcycled homewares and gifts • Creative workshops • Café with outdoor dining under the gumtrees

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The “Central Coast Car Market” has

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The market operates every Sunday from 8.00am till 1.00pm Rain, Hail or Shine. Gosford City Farmers’ Market will feature a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits and primary produce including gourmet jams and preserves, olive oil products, pestos, macadamia nuts and fresh home made products. The market will include other food related items as well as high quality “food-to-eat” vendors. Flowers, plants and trees will also be available for sale. Additionally the market will also feature hand-made products other than food such as artists, designers and other quality artifacts.

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Alison Homestead wins prestigious Garden Award Alison Homestead, home of Wyong District Museum, has recently won an award in the Wyong District 44th Annual Garden Competition. This is a great achievement for the volunteers who run and maintain the 2ha property after two years bringing the gardens back to life after the Homestead was rebuilt following the arson attack in 2011. In keeping with part of the long history of the site, the gardens are a very important part of its heritage. From 1919 – 1970 the Pearce Family owned the property. The Pearces were famous for their market gardens, plant and flower farms supplying both the Sydney and Newcastle markets from Alison Homestead. The onsite Nursery has a large selection of plants,

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FANTASTIC HISTORY FERRY TOURS HAWKESBURY/ BROKEN BAY

many of which have been propagated from the existing gardens on the property over the years. These are for sale from $3 - $10 each. The Museum and Nursery are open Sun – Thurs 10am – 2pm. Admission to the Museum is $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. Morning tea or lunch can be arranged for group bookings. For more info: www.alisonhomestead.com.au

On board the ferry ‘Sorrento’, displayed on a large A/V screen, specially prepared Award Winning graphics, historic and onsite photographs, plus video of working models and animations. Shown throughout the tour with live commentary.

GOSFORD/ BRISBANE WATER

Departing Patonga 9am and then Brooklyn 9.35am Departing Woy Woy 9.35am > River bed minefield > Governor Phillip arrives, only weeks after establishing a colony at Sydney > West Head defences with its inclined railway > Eight submarines rendezvous to attack Sydney > When the waterways were the highways > The origins of Gosford - Woy Woy > HMAS Hawkesbury Umina - Davistown - East Gosford etc. > The Woy Woy WWII airfield > Timber getting in the once great forests > Juno Point WWII defences > 500 registered wooden vessels built > WWI HMAS Parramatta & Swan wrecks – Australia’s first naval fleet > The Maitland shipwreck > Two Hawkesbury River Rail Bridges > Woy Woy Tunnel - longest in Australia – How were they built? > 1900s thriving tourist industry – Why did the first one fail?

Each Tour: 3.15 hr - Morning Tea Provided - Bookings Essential - Adult $35, Conc. $30, Child $20 For tour dates and bookings please phone Central Coast Ferries 0418 631 313 Presenter: Peter Rea, History and Heritage, Hunter to Hawkesbury Research - 4hresearch.com Central Coast Ferries - Gosford City Council - Brisbane Water Historical Society - AREA History Tours

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Ask yourself why the incidence of critical diseases continues to rise when medical science is advancing daily. We're doing something wrong, and most of us don't know what that is! There's an answer.

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The friendly sailing club on the Brisbane Waters Foreshore

Open Lunch & Dinner Monday to Saturday and Sunday Lunch till 4pm

Spinnakers Brasserie at Gosford Sailing Club offers a relaxed dining experience for casual, contemporary meals with exceptional service. With all the traditional favourites plus creative new dishes and seasonal changes, the menu has something to satisfy every palate, and includes tempting daily specials. Spinnakers caters for all functions. For more information visit www.gosfordsailingclub.com 28 Masons Parade Gosford | Phone: 02 4325 7216 | Email: info@gossail.com.au

Central Coast iMag Nov-Dec 2017 issue  

The Central Coast Monthly iMag is a bi-monthly guide to events, attractions, dining out and things to see and do in the Central Coast of NSW...

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