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Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram for community news and info Issue No 55 • A community newspaper for Newcastle’s suburbs • November 2018 It combats isolation and fosters community, and now Newcastle Men’s Shed is looking for new members to complement its new premises. After vacating their old buidling at the BHP site in 2016 the not-forprofit ended its 20-month homeless run by moving into a space in Hamilton North in August. With fitout still underway there’s no better time to get involved. And although the sheds are traditionally seen as the domain of retired men Public Officer Paul Schiebaan said there’s a place for younger men as well. “Some men don’t like to work with the older guys, but some find it extremely helpful in furthering their skills” he said Amongst other projects, Newcastle Men’s Shed is involved in the Waratah Village Christmas lights display and Tocal Field Days. They have also recently completed the trophy construction for the Tubes 4 Boobs fundraiser.
Shed shout out
Paul Schiebaan (left) and Wayne Grant invite new members to get involved with Newcastle Men’s Shed While members have the option to do as much or as little work as they like the most important thing was having a place to go, particularly for men who are retired.
Anyone wanting more information or to get involved with Newcastle Men’s Shed email newcastleshed@ gmail.com or phone Secretary Wayne Grant on 0421 249 836.
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with Mark Brooker Publisher of The Local
When the IT hits the fan
It’s easy to take for granted how big a part technology plays in our lives. Or to put it more correctly, it’s only when the technology fails us that we realise how reliant on it we are. For many tasks, including publishing a monthly community newspaper, there is no low-tech alternative or work around. If you want it to happen you will need your IT to be on point. It may be a slow, or no internet connection. Or it’s having to erase a hard drive and start all over again from a back up. Or it’s having to remember passwords you set up five years ago and forgotten because you were permanently signed in. Or it’s a computer freezing when you ask a routine task of it. Or it’s having different devices logged in to cloud storage services and seeing different contents. Or it’s all of the above, repeatedly, getting progressively worse as a deadline approaches. I’ll admit there were moments this month that I thought The Local would not make it to the printers on time, perhaps not at all. I sought expert advice from both the manufacturer’s retail store and from an independent IT technician. Both were friendly, keen to help and explained things in layman’s terms. I applied both sets of advice for no net gain. In fact I’d be happy if I could turn back time and just have my original IT issues back. I seem to have only aggravated things by trying to fix it. I’m resigned to purchasing new equipment. I see no other option. A shame, when they are only 3-5 years old. They have served The Local well ‘til now.
100 years after guns fell silent
Several events will be held on the weekend of 10 and 11 November to mark Remembrance Day. This year is the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice, when the guns fell silent on the Western Front after more than four years of war. On Sunday 11 November several services will be held around the area to mark the day. The Adamstown Anzac Committee will conduct a service at the Adamstown War Memorial on Brunker Road, commencing at 10:30am.
Contact the committee on 0402 029 222 if you wish to lay a wreath. The Merewether-HamiltonAdamstown RSL sub-Branch will hold a service at Gregson Park at Hamilton, commencing at 10:45am. Lambton - New Lambton subBranch will hold a commemorative service at New Lambton Uniting Church on Thursday 8, commencing at 10.30am. There will also be a service on Remembrance Day (Sunday 11) at Lambton Bowling Club commencing at 10.45am
On a different note, on Saturday 10 November there is an open invitation to a singalong at The Dungeon in Adamstown Uniting Church, with old war tunes such as Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and White Cliffs of Dover on the repertoire. The afternoon kicks off at 2pm. Entry is $10 at the door, with funds going to Camp Breakaway providing respite care for people with special needs and their families. For more information phone John and Libby on 4943 5316.
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Local makers collaborate
Embracing the handmade, ethical and local, one of Adamstown’s newest stores seems worlds away from the mass-produced stock that fills monolithic shopping centres. The collaborative space on Glebe Road houses the brands of four local young women – Morgan Kerr, Gab Abell, Amelia Hancock and Ailie Way – who produce floral arrangements, essential oil perfumes, solid gold jewellery, apparel and made-to-order furniture. They all handmake the products and staff the shopfront. ‘Maker’ opened in August after a chance meeting between the four. They were not all known to each other originally, but discovered they shared an ethos. “We all have the same vision of getting back to the grassroots of things,” Gab explained. “Our brands are really cohesive.” The women have a vision to slow down and create an appreciation for the shopping experience by creating opportunities to meet the maker, display craftsmanship and create a connection to the product. Morgan said that the ability to produce custom orders meant that people had the opportunity to own
Morgan Kerr (left) with Leo the puppy and Gab Abell seated something unique that can be treasured. “The production chain is so close to the buyer that you can change anything,” she said. “We want to get back to supporting local business and seeing the origin of what you’re buying.” ‘Maker’ can be found at 603 Glebe Road and is open 10-4 weekdays, 10-3 Saturday and 8-2 Sunday
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Australia Day noms open
Nominations are now open for Newcastle’s 2019 Australia Day Awards. Lord Mayor of Newcastle Nuatali Nelmes said the city was looking for inspirational role models to be nominated for Newcastle’s Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year. Traditional hard-copy nomination forms can be downloaded from City of Newcastle’s website and can also be completed and lodged online. “These awards recognise an individual’s or group’s outstanding achievements and contribution to the community for the past year,” Cr Nelmes said. “This could be through arts, science, engineering, sports or any other field of endeavour. The aim is not just to award people with high profiles - we also want to hear about the quiet achievers who work tirelessly and often thanklessly to make the world a better place.” Our current Citizen of the Year is Mark Hughes, whose Foundation has raised more than $1.75 million for brain cancer research. “Nominating someone is simple, so we want to see as many worthy people as possible nominated and considered for these annual awards,” Cr Nelmes said. Nominations close 19 November.
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Elders celebrates This month marks 15 years of serving the property sales and management of Elders Newcastle & Lake Macquarie. Owners Sue Odgers and Steve Cucumanovski (at right) believe it’s being truly local that sets them apart. “We’ve built our business on reliability and stability. Clients appreciate that.” Sue said. “Put it this way. We’ve had the same staff pretty much since we began as Elders in 2003”. Steve added. The pair took on the Lambton real estate business of Bill Hamley, known previously as Nelson Larkin Real Estate. All together the business Steve and Sue now operate has had a 44 year presence in Elder Street Lambton. To celebrate the last 15 years, the team at Elders Newcastle & Lake Macquarie will hold a sausage sizle and raffle on Saturday 3 November. A $300 bike and other prizes are to be won. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Ronald McDonald House. Get along on Saturday or indeed anytime this month and wish Sue, Steve and the team a happy 15th.
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Aquathon Day supporting Cancer Council
Don your fanciest togs and slather on the sunscreen, Aquathon is back at Lambton Pool for another splash. While raising money for the Cancer Council, come along and try out aqua fitness or enjoy a synchronised swimming performance by the Aqua Allsorts. Earthen Rhythms will also be there drumming, while cartoonist Peter Lewis will be doing poolside caricatures. A tug-of-war and circuits will available for those who don’t want to get wet. The event is being held in conjunction with World Aquathon Day and will run on Saturday 10 November from 9am to 12pm. The cost to participation is $10 per person and a family is just $25. For more information phone Hannah Hartley on 0418 646 515.
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Retailers bring bingo to streets
WE WANT YOUR BOOK REVIEW! Review any book in 200-250 words Rob Owen of The Butchery on Brunker and Sharon O’Rourke, secretary of Adamstown Business Group are keen to get bingo cards in to local shoppers hands Retail, hospitality and service businesses in Adamstown area have come together to produce a bingo-style promotion that rewards lucky local shoppers with vouchers to spend in time for Christmas. An initiative of the Adamstown Business Group, Adamstown Bingo is simple to play. Just make a purchase from any five participating businesses between now and December 7 and you’re in the running for $250 worth of shopping vouchers. Secretary of Adamstown Business Group, Sharon O’Rourke said “We were looking for a way to reward loyalty and keep customers in and around Adamstown, and we thought this would be an easy and fun way of doing it.” Readers in the Adamstown area will find an Adamstown Bingo card inside this issue of The Local. The cards have gone to 5,000 homes across Adamstown, Adamstown Heights and parts of Broadmeadow and Merewether. Shoppers from outside the Adamstown area are most welcome to play Adamstown Bingo. Just pick up your card from any participating business.
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Is your letterbox feeling lucky?
If one of the letterboxes pictured above is yours, you’ve won a $30 shopping voucher from one of three great local retailers. All you have to do is phone us at The Local on 0455 210 000 to confirm your address and then choose your prize. There’s one $30 voucher for Jarrett’s Quality Meats at Lambton, one $30 voucher for Q’s Books at Hamilton and one $30 voucher for Spar Express Lambton.
First in best dressed with the choice of vouchers. You had better hurry though. The vouchers must be claimed by Friday 16 November and then redeemed at the retailer before the end of the month. Only one of the three lucky letterboxes was claimed last month. Congratulations to the residents of 10 Railway Rd, New Lambton.
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History with Phil Warren
Unlike previous influenza outbreaks, this time, it didn’t only strike down the young and the frail old, it struck across the generations. About 40 per cent of the population fell ill and around 15,000 died. As the country adjusted to peace the influenza pandemic, as it was called, was being reported in the papers early in 1919 in the terms of the people from various towns and suburbs being admitted to hospital and, for some, the deaths and funerals.
Another ordeal for the ‘Home Front’
November 1918 brought both relief and rejoicing as The Great War had ended with victory for Great Britain and its allies. It is now 100 years since the guns went silent and we still remember those who died and those who came home. Australia had lost many young men with some saying our country had lost a generation in the war. As the war was drawing to a close something else was happening as the so called Spanish flu had been detected in Australia only a month before the cease fire.
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In its reporting the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miner’s Advocate noted such things as profiteering from the cost of the vaccine; and the women of Hamilton establishing a kitchen where food such as beef tea, custard and jelly was prepared and distributed amongst the needy; and that other councils soon followed its example; and very few homes in Adamstown have not been visited by the influenza - mild or otherwise; and in one street in Hamilton alone fifteen families were ill.
Two reports in The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate in June 1919 describe how the disease had displayed no evidence of abatement whatsoever with on June 6th, a record seventy new cases being admitted to hospital. On June 12th, the Department of Public Health reported an upsurge of the disease, and once more the funeral columns grew in length and number. The experience in our city was mirrored all around Australia. As winter led to spring in 1919, thankfully the number of cases dropped significantly and the emergency passed for most of the community. For those who lost loved ones due to the flu, their grief was as real as that felt by those who lost friends and family members in The Great War - Lest We Forget.
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The Big Quiz...
Congratulations to last month’s quiz winners, Emily and Arlia Retzlaff. We will be in contact regarding your prize. This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers, except for the mystery photo, within the pages of this issue. Question 1 In what year will the new Lambton Park time capsule be retrieved? Question 2 In what suburb has Newcastle Men’s Shed found a new home? Question 3 What is the name of Nicola Hirschhorn’s chicken? Question 4 How many books and calendars has Ed Tonks published in his writing career? Question 5 In which suburb can you play bingo and win shopping vouchers?
Question 6 In which local park would you find the structure pictured below?
Send your quiz answers by email to admin@ hunterlocal.com.au with ‘The Local Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by Friday 16 November for a chance to win a $50 open order to spend at any one local business advertising in this issue.
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A to M of lost pubs published
More than 60 of Newcastle’s lost hotels have been given one last hurrah in the latest publication from historian Ed Tonks, Dry Lines and Empty Cellars. The third book in a series about Lower Hunter Valley hotels, it features suburban pubs, alphabetically, from Adamstown to Mayfield that no longer exist with information about their histories and licensees, paired with historical photographs and modern-day comparisons. Mr Tonks plans to follow this release with the lost hotels from Merewether to Wickham, and then inner-city Newcastle. During his writing career, he has published more than 20 books and calendars about local history, including currently-operating hotels, but has also covered railways and collieries. The Local has a copy of Dry Lines and Empty Cellars signed by the author to give away. To be in the running text ‘Ed Tonks book’, your name and suburb to 0455 210 000 by Friday 16 November. Winner’s name will be published in December issue.
Ed Tonks signs a copy of his new work
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Humans of Newcastle by Melissah Comber
Nicola Hirschhorn, pictured with Pecky the chicken, lives for and loves community development
A familiar face around Newcastle, and even more so around Lambton, Nicola Hirschhorn has had her fingers in many pies. She has recently embarked on a new career as an archaeologist, something she says is a source of great pride, but a background in community development has seen her reach out to some of Newcastle’s most disadvantaged people, most notably by starting the Hunter Homeless Connect Day, which provides the city’s homeless community with access to services they may not otherwise see. Nicola also started the Newcastle Women’s Group, and in other community contributions has assisted jobless women with finding work, and has also sourced Page 20 > The Local > November 2018
safe places for people living in their cars. “[Community development] is in my blood I think,” Nicola said. “It’s how I live my life.” After taking a voluntary redundancy from her 20-yearlong career she has returned to her lifelong interest in archaeology, first sparked by a childhood overseas trip, where she recalled being in Europe and collecting Roman glass. “I think my interest was kind of always there,” she said. “The trip sowed some seeds, but no one had ever told me there was such a thing as archaeology.” Four years ago Nicola founded the Lambton Residents Group, which has since grown to almost 30 members who work on a wide range of place-making initiatives, from local history to gardening and the recent Time Capsule project.
“It’s fabulous because we do what we can with what we have,” she said. “We just go with the projects that people are interested in and are able to do.” Despite being deeply ingrained in the community, Nicola hasn’t spent her whole life in Newcastle. After marrying her husband, Chris, 25 years ago, they relocated to the city from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and have raised two children here without looking back. “I was never a big fan of Sydney, it’s too big for me,” she said. “It just felt like you could have a life here.” ----------------------------------------If you know a ‘Human of Newcastle’ whose story we should tell you can email mel@ hunterlocal.com.au
Art Bazaar at Lambton Park Christmas is creeping up on us, and this year Lambton Park is set to be the place to shop. This year’s Christmas Art Bazaar will offer a huge variety of treasures and gift ideas. Art Bazaar has been Newcastle’s essential Christmas shopping destination since 2002. This year’s event will be at Lambton Park on Sunday 18 November from 9am to 3pm. Stalls will include fine art, jewellery, textiles, leather, photography, photomedia, timber, glass, jewellery, weaving, leadlight, porcelain, ceramic, resin, paper flowers, sculpture, recycled cardboard, illustration, etchings, beads, felt, windchimes, outfits for dolls and more. 70 stalls will feature high quality,
original, handmade pieces, produced by artisans from the Hunter and surrounding areas. Participating food trucks include Hanoi’s Food Truck, Crescent Star Food, Whisked Away Pancakes,
Ice Creamery On Wheels, Bonjani Woodfired Pizza and Choc or Latte This year’s Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar is sponsored by McDonald’s Mayfield and Industrial Drive.
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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is a membershipbased organisation that promotes opportunities for people to live, work, dine, shop and play in the suburb. We represent the rich multicultural heritage of our community while helping to showcase the modern flavour of cosmopolitan Hamilton. As a part of the City of Newcastle, the Chamber advocates on behalf of our suburb to make our streetscapes beautiful, safe, accessible and a desirable destination for living and investment. With other chambers and government, we work to create innovative ways to enjoy the inner-city suburbs of Newcastle, including community events such as Beaumont Street Carnivale, Christmas in Hamilton and China Week Festival. For just $25 you can become a member of Newcastle’s most progressive and active Chamber. Member benefits include: • Have a voice in what’s happening • Access priority benefits at major events • Be part of local marketing activities • Receive discounts on monthly and special events
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Chat by Nathan Errington President of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
New board welcomed
It’s all happening in Hamilton this month, from new faces to exciting activations in the heart of our vibrant suburb. Following last month’s Annual General Meeting, I am very pleased to introduce our 2019 Board of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. At the meeting, the following people were elected to represent the interests of Hamilton; Tess Borg as Vice President and Jim Garis as Treasurer. They are joined by directors, Janice Musumeci, Robert Burton, Mike Rabbitt, Adriano Rossi and Stephen Hunt. I was very honoured to have been re-elected as President. I’d also like to thank Andy for his contributions in the past years as Vice President. I am very much looking forward to working as President again with these people who generously volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of local business and our community. In other news, arrangements for this month’s Supercars Start-Up community event are full steam ahead in the lead up to the Coates Hire Supercars Newcastle 500. Watch our Facebook page in the coming few weeks as that’s where we will be sharing all the exciting details with our eager community. In the meantime, please make sure that Thursday 22 November is in your diary as the day that Hamilton kicks off the Supercars celebrations. The event will be held at Hamilton’s Gregson Park between 4pm – 6pm and will be hosted by the Hamilton Chamber Business Improvement Association in partnership with the City of Newcastle. The event will include a live broadcast of Supercars Trackside, 26 drivers in a signing session and a convoy of drivers along Tudor, Beaumont and Donald streets back to the park along Samdon Street. There will also be plenty for the family with kids rides, refreshments and a Supercars merchandise stand. I look forward to seeing you in cosmopolitan Hamilton, celebrating this exciting time in our suburb. Nathan Errington - president
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Capturing Time in Lambton
An estimated crowd of 1500 people came together last month to witness the unveiling of the time caspule buried under Lambton Parkâ€™s war memorial gates and honour the memory of the local women who raised the funds to construct the memorial. At the same time a new time capsule with a large number of items reflecting life in 2018 was buried. It will be retrieved in another 100 years in 2118. Top of page: all in attendance were invited to be in a group photo to mark the event. Below: dignataries including the Lord Mayor, Councillors, state and federal members of parliament assembled with the plaque which will be placed over the new time capsule. Left: Dianne and Luis Orlandi donned period costume to join in the community march.
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Time to put you first
One of the common themes I hear in my clinic is that many people are putting their health on the backburner whilst they care for others (especially kids) and/or focus on their career. Taking care of family and career progression is important yet for these people, their health suffers. Not just their physical health, but also their emotional and mental health. I also see that their health has been slowly deteriorating as they focus elsewhere. The stress of this outward focus is compounded by the constant worry of wondering when they get to put themselves first and experiencing health deterioration. I love to see people take that first step to put their health first. Making an appointment to see someone, like a naturopath or any other health professional, stops the cycle of worry and stress plus creates a sense of hope. My clients will often say, “I am so glad I made this appointment. I can’t believe I waited so long.” This hope is based on: 1) Feeling supported to make a change, which includes knowing what changes need to be made. This can vary from simple dietary changes to a complete overhaul based on a new meal plan. Testing may be required to ensure the health issue is identified and quantified. This support can also come from nutrition. For example, a B complex for increased energy and stress support, or magnesium for relaxation or anxiety. These shortterm interventions help people overcome the hurdles of starting and maintaining change in their diet and lifestyle. 2) Having accountability – working with a health professional can mean that you have someone in your corner supporting you but also holding you accountable. Making changes is not always easy but having someone cheering for you and challenging you to stay on track can make all the difference. Finally, putting your health first means that you are better able to look after family as well as perform at your job. There is a proverb ‘You can‘t pour from an empty cup’ so make the time to put your health first. You will feel better physically, emotionally and mentally and will be better able to support and care for those around you.
Matters by Katherine Guilfoyle of Newcastle Legal
Common misconceptions in Family Law
As a family law practitioner I find that clients have often heard or been told things about their rights and obligations that are not correct. Common misconceptions include: 1. The law presumes each parent should spend equal time with children following separation. This is not correct. The law presumes “equal shared parental responsibility” (ESPR) but that does not always mean “equal time”. ESPR requires parents to consult each other and make joint decisions regarding longterms issues (e.g. serious medical procedures and which school to attend). 2. Initiating Court proceedings will yield a fast result. Not correct. It is much cheaper and faster to resolve matters outside of Court via consent orders or a binding financial agreement. Family Court matters that proceed to a hearing almost invariably take more than a year and often 2 or more years for an outcome. 3. Financial or property settlement is a mathematical process based on which party contributed what to the asset pool. Not correct. The Court takes both financial and non-financial contributions such as a person’s role as home maker or primary parent into consideration when determining appropriate sharing of the pool of assets. 4. There are no repercussions for breaching Family Court Orders. Not correct. If a party breaches an order of the Court the other party may file a contravention application. That results in a hearing where a court might impose penalties or compensation. For example, if a parent withholds a child from the other parent in contravention of orders made, the court might order make-up time and that the costs be paid by the contravening party.
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Matters by Chris Stevens CPA Partner at GC Accountants, Lambton
How would your life be affected if you had no income?
We happily insure our homes, our vehicles and even our smartphones, but have you considered how your family’s lifestyle would be impacted if the main breadwinner was suddenly unable to earn an income due to injury or illness?
their cars but only 31% insure their ability to earn an income. One obvious solution is income protection insurance – here’s how it works. In a nutshell, income protection insurance can provide a percentage of your income for an agreed time if you have to stop work or you can only work in a reduced capacity due to injury or illness. Income protection typically covers up to 75% of your salary earnings (or, if you’re self-employed, generally up to 75% of the business profits you’ve generated) until you can work again. Policies typically don’t only offer cover for a specified list of conditions, as trauma insurance might. This means the cover is broader and can protect you against a wide range of health problems – from back injuries and serious illnesses to stress and other psychological issues. If you make a successful claim, the income stream from your policy kicks in after an agreed waiting period. Typically, this is 30 to 90 days after the event. You may choose a longer waiting period – for instance, if you know that your first few months will be covered by annual leave and sick leave entitlements. A longer waiting period generally means you pay lower premiums.
According to Lifewise, a body coordinated by the Similarly, the income stream lasts for an agreed Financial Services Council, 83% of Australians insure maximum period – perhaps 12 months, two years, or until you turn 65. Shorter periods will generally attract lower premiums. This is one of the reasons why income protection policies are so useful, because they can be customised to your specific needs.
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Also, your income protection premiums are usually tax deductible, unless you’ve taken out cover through your super fund (in which case they are generally taxdeductible to your fund). However, if you make a claim, your benefit payments will generally be taxed at your marginal tax rate. So is income protection insurance right for you? That question is often answered by asking another one – how would your life be affected if you had no income? Imagine the result, six months from now, if today your income suddenly and unexpectedly dried up. Then imagine the difference if instead, after one month, an insurance provider started regularly paying 75% of your income into your bank account. Contact us if you would like to find out more about income protection insurance. GC Accountants Pty Ltd ABN 46108440768 are authorised representatives of Count Financial Limited ABN 19 001 974 625, AFSL 227232. Lending services are authorised by Finconnect (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australian Credit Licence No. 385888
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in the morning or after running or walking. There may also be a palpable tender lump in the achilles tendon. Runners Knee Key signs: sharp or burning pain at the outer aspect of the knee. The pain is often aggravated with running or other activities that involve knee bending. Shin Splints Key signs: sharp or dull pain along the inside of the shin bone (Tibia). The pain is often worse during a run and after a run. The interesting thing about these injuries is that they can all develop from the same problem, weakness of the glutes! The glutes are the muscles that make up your butt. They are extremely important stabilisation muscles of the pelvis and torso. Weakness in the glutes can affect the stability of your pelvis and gait while you are running and this can lead to muscular compensation patterns down the legs, eventually putting you at risk of the above list of injuries. Call in and have a chat with us about how our modern style of acupuncture can help engage your weak glutes, aid in correcting muscle compensation patterns and help relieve the pain associated with these common running injuries. Ryan Samuels - Registered Acupuncturist & Herbalist
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Matters by Anthony Piggott
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It’s hay fever season
Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis. It is an allergic reaction in the nose, throat and eyes. Hay fever often occurs in spring and summer, when it is caused by airborne pollens from trees, plants and grasses. Medicines can relieve and prevent symptoms of hay fever. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is usually caused by inhaling pollens that are present in the air at certain times of the year. Some people have symptoms of allergic rhinitis all year round. Constant symptoms can be caused by allergens such as animal hair, moulds, house dust mites and cockroaches. A doctor can arrange ‘allergy skin tests’ to help find the cause of allergic rhinitis.
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include: sneezing; runny nose; blocked nose (congestion); itching nose, ears, mouth or throat; puffy, itchy, watery and red eyes; headaches; post-nasal drip (mucus from the nose and sinuses runs down the back of the throat), which can cause coughing; reduced sense of smell and taste; snoring; feeling tired, run-down and irritable. Hay fever symptoms are often worse in the mornings, on windy days and after thunderstorms (when the amount of pollen in the air is highest). Self care: Try to find and avoid the things that cause your allergy symptoms. Ways to protect against allergic rhinitis include: staying indoors when there is a lot of pollen in the air (e.g. on windy days); keeping the house and car windows closed during pollen season; using air conditioning and/ or air filtering systems during pollen season; shower and wash your hair after being outdoors; wear wrap around sunglasses and a face mask when gardening or outdoors; remove house and garden plants that give you allergic rhinitis; avoid cigarette smoke and make your house smoke free; remove dust with a clean, damp cloth; vacuum instead of sweeping. There is a range of medications that can ease hay fever. Please ask your Pharmacist to decide what is best for you. These include antihistamines, cortisone nasal sprays, decongestants, sinus washes plus more!
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VET Chat by Dr Fiona Wallace of New Lambton Veterinary Clinic
It’s tick season! Is your pet protected? I’m sure I say this every year, but the ticks are especially vicious this year, and also sneaky!! We have had a number of tick paralysis cases in already, and each one not entirely like any other we have seen before. For instance in the location of the tick (remember that they can even attach inside the mouth or down inside the ears); in the time since suspected exposure - for instance they can wander around on your pets’ coats’ for days before attaching, and in that they can sometimes not show the classical signs of stumbling in the back legs, coughing/vomiting, glazed eyes etc, particularly if your pet has what we call comorbidities (other illnesses). The most valuable advice that we can give you is to have your pet on a tick preventative treatment! There is a new generation of drugs available called isoxolaners which when given either monthly or three monthly (depending on the brand) provide robust protection against both fleas and ticks. These products are available as both tablets and “spot on” treatments, and now cats can be treated as well as dogs. Tick paralysis causes an ascending paralysis, starting in the back legs and throat muscles and leading quickly to a changed voice, a cough and vomiting and well as stumbling. It progresses rapidly over a day or two to complete paralysis and difficulty in breathing as the respiratory muscles are compromised. It is fatal if not treated, even if the tick has been removed, as the tick’s neurotoxins persist in the system for days and weeks. Treatment is an antivenene grown in hyperimmunised dogs, but it is not always successful depending on how sick the pet is on presentation.
This is heartbreaking when we remember that it is a fully preventable disease. Just a word on the Facebook sites warning against the dangers of the newer tick preventatives – while I feel very bad for the pet owners who have written in with reports of neurological problems, kidney failure, skin rashes, pancreatitis and a range of other problems assumed to be a reaction to the products – there is no science based evidence that tick preventatives cause these problems, and if there were, we would be the very first to tell you about it!! But what is going on?? Well, partly we think that there are sometimes very rare adverse reactions to any drug we dispense and we can’t rule out a role for flea products causing illness in a very small minority of cases. But since we know that the products have been through rigorous testing before they hit the shelves, and because we recommend them every day and have no direct experience with adverse reactions, we think that the illnesses occur despite the treatments, not because of them. Another way to say this if you were a statistics professor, is that “correlation does not equal causation”!
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AGE Matters with Joseph McCarthy CEO of NovaCare Community Services
Selecting the right Home Care provider
A Home Care Package is a tailored suite of services, subsidised to a set amount by Federal Government funding to support older people living in the community. Choosing your home care provider is a very important and personal decision. When you are choosing your provider, you will compare the fees and hourly rates but there is much more to making the right decision I suggest you also consider:- Will you have a dedicated case manager who will get to know you and develop a plan that is based on the services that you want? - What is the level of training of the case managers? Some have university degrees, while some have other
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qualifications. - Does the provider ensure you will have consistent care workers? It can be difficult when different people turn up to your home. - Do the case managers visit and speak with you regularly? - Does the provider employ their own staff or do they use agency staff? - What is the level of training of their care staff? Some services require Certificate 3 or Certificate 4. Other staff may have specialty training in dementia. - Look at their website â€“ do their photos and stories sound like you? - Ask your friends or neighbours what they know about the provider. - How long has the provider been operating in your community? - Have they received awards for their services? - Is the service Newcastle-based? Many services are based outside of the Hunter. - Can they link you to services that meet your social needs if you want them? - Can they provide respite care to give the carer a break? These questions will help you decide the home care service provider that will be the best fit for you. If you have any questions about NovaCareâ€™s home services or selecting the right home care provider for you please call our aged care advisory team for an obligation free discussion on 1300 363 654.
Matters by Dr Stuart Edser
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In September I visited the Grand Canyon and despite the presence of this awe-inspiring chasm gouged out of the earth, there were people all around me looking not at the Canyon, but at their phones. I admit, I was astonished. You can’t walk down the street now without passing several people who are essentially cocooned off from society, with eyes on a screen and earphones in ears. People at bus stops or in a queue sometimes used to pass the time with each other. Not anymore. We are glued to our phones and cut off from each other. Don’t get me wrong. Smart phones are incredible devices. I remember the old Star Trek days when the
characters would carry around little mini computers in their hands called a tricorder. They could analyse, store information, retrieve data, research a topic and were also communication devices. Star Trek became reality. Today, we call them smart phones. They are incredibly useful. But we must be careful not to lose each other in their widespread adoption. Nothing replaces a face-to-face conversation. It’s still good to use your memory for things. It keeps it active and healthy. And it’s good not to spend all of our time in front of a screen. We miss so much. One study looked at mobile phone use while driving. They identified five things you can’t do properly while on the road and using a phone. 1. Notice hazards that crop up 2. Cross the road safely 3. Take the most direct route 4. Notice advertisements as you pass 5. Spot a unicycling clown.
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FITNESS Matters with Ali & Dan Marshall of Corefit Newcastle
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Use a shallow beverage glass for this delicious starter. Place blueberries in the bottom of your glass, place thin layer of bananas on top: place strawberry slices Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to get your on top of banana and top with another thin layer of day off on the right foot, but which breakfasts are best banana etc until all ingredients are layered. for weight loss? Enjoy the antioxidant and vitamin C boost in this Here are some of our best brekkies for healthy weight simple and delicious starter. loss. Berry Weet-Bix • 2-3 Weet-Bix • 1/2 cup milk • 1 small handful of mixed frozen berries Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and enjoy. NOTE: Frozen berries are a cheap and effective option if you do not shop regularly or you want to shop on a budget. Protein Power Smoothie • 1 cup of milk • 1 scoop of whey protein • 1 banana • 1 handful of mixed frozen berries • 1tsp flaxseed Flaxseed is optional but worth it for the healthy fats. Blend all the ingredients together. Rolled Oats • 1⁄2 cup of water or milk • 1⁄2 cup (30g) of rolled oats
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Matters by Lee Clements of Sensom Health & Wellbeing
Music has healing power
I would like to start this month with some words from John Lennon: “When I was 5 years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” Certainly being ‘happy’ has positive effects on our life, and in particular our health and wellbeing – research has shown that it protects the heart, strengthens the immune system, helps combat stress and anxiety, promotes protection against long-term health issues and conditions, all of which help us live longer. And here are some words from Elton John:
“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Indeed, research has shown that music is one of the stimuli most likely to promote intense reaction, allowing ‘listeners’ to access alternative mental or emotional dimensions. One study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital found that listening to music promoted the release of dopamine – one of the 4 neurotransmitters (the other are serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins) responsible for our ‘happiness’. Other studies have shown that it can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improving the quality of sleep, mood, mental alertness, and memory. So if being happy helps us live longer and healthier, and music has the ability to make us happy and improve the quality of our health, it makes sense for us to actively seek out and listen to the music that can have a positive effect on us. And on that ‘note’, on 22nd of November we are privileged to have Sacred Earth retuning for their second concert in our studio at Sensom; last year was a sell-out. “Anyone who’s ever experienced Sacred Earth perform live knows it’s more than just an ambient music concert – it’s an exceptionally moving event. Tears flow, smiles spread and a profound sense of peace pervades the entire space…. Sacred Earth’s music truly is like balm for the spirit”. (www.sacredearthmusic. com). Why not take the opportunity to be happy and healthy!
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A dog’s good health is reliant on the owner making sure that proper attention is given to regular bathing and drying. It is extremely important that the bathing is done correctly. Often dogs develop problems with their skin due to incorrect use of products and even use of products that are unsuitable for use on dogs. Owners sometimes use human products which alter the ph of the dog’s skin. Even some commercially marketed dog shampoos contain ingredients that are unsuitable such as detergent and caustic irritants. All shampoo and residue must be removed from the dog’s coat and skin. If shampoo is left on the skin or in the dog’s coat after bathing, the dog will chew at itself
and cause injury to the skin. This also results in skin complaints and hot spots. When the correct quality dog shampoos are used, frequent bathing (even weekly) will not interfere with the dog’s skin and will keep the coat healthy. After a dog is bathed it is essential that it be completely dried and not left to sun dry. Any moisture left on the skin and coat can create bacteria and yeast to grow, resulting in odour on the dog as well as development of hot spots. Dogoverboard does not use hydrobaths where water is recirculated back over the dog. We also do not have timers on the baths or dryers. Bathing and drying should not be rushed or the end result will be poor. Be careful about using public hydrobaths that do not clean out the holding tanks between each dog wash. Unclean hydrobath tanks can cause cross infections, skin complaints, fleas, flea dirt and other bacteria from previous dogs. I recommend seeking out experienced staff that are trained to provide professional advice on the correct methods of bathing and drying, selection of suitable shampoos and conditioners for the breed type and dog coat, and the correct tools and products for coat maintenance. Bathing is bonding time for the owner and their dog and should be enjoyed. Remember a clean dog is a happy dog who will receive much more love and attention.
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Dave Carter The Levymen The Levymen (Melbourne Cup) Matt McLaren Redline Duo Kempy Brien McVernon Duo Zane Penn Greg Bryce Duo Bobby C
Exchange Hotel Sat 3 Sun 4 Sat 10 Sun 11 Sat 17 Sun 18 Sat 24 Sun 25
Pocket Aces Love That Hat The Search Party Mark Wells Trio Hummingbirds Loko Prestige Inc. Trancemission
Hamilton Station Hotel Sun 25
Boots Porter & Lachlan X. Morris w/ special guest
Hotel Jesmond Fri 2 Fri 9 Fri 16 Fri 23 Fri 30
Crawfish Stew Ryan Daley The Duo Tones Shaka Jackson Broadway
Lizotteâ€™s Thu 1 Fri 2
Rhyse Nicholson Dragon
Sat 3 Dancing In The Shadows of Mowton Sun 4 Echology (lunch) Stars (dinner) Wed 7 The Animals Thur 8 Frenchy: Sex Drugs and Rollerblades Fri 9 Bruce Mathiske Sat 10 Glenn Shorrock Sun 11 Divine Miss M-Bette Midler (lunch) Mike McClellan (dinner) Mon 12 Hunter Valley Grammar Tue 13 Menopause the Musical Wed 14 Hunter School of Performing Arts Thu 15 Mike Love Fri 16 Thirsty Merc Sat 17 Adam Harvey Sun 18 Sam Reynolds & Co (lunch) Josh Smith (dinner) Wed 21 Live n Local Thu 22 Flamenqueando Fri 23 Diesel Sat 24 Diesel Sun 25 The Italian Tenors (lunch) Mon 26 Ryan McMullan Wed 28 Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience Thu 29 Mo Comedy 2018 Fri 30 Diesel
Nags Head Fri 2 Sat 3 Tue 6
Chad Shuttleworth Greg Bryce Kempy
Newcastle Ent. Centre Sun 18
Newcastle Theatre Co. Harvey By Mary Chase
Directed by Lyn Singer and Leanne Muell Sat 10 8pm Sun 11 2pm Wed 14 8pm Fri 16 8pm Sat 17 2pm & 8pm Sun 18 2pm Wed 21 8pm Fri 23 8pm Sat 24 8pm
Northumberland Hotel Fri 2 Tue 6 Fri 9 Fri 16 Fri 23 Fri 30
The Instigators Melbourne Cup Day with Jim Overend Michael Peter TK Brien McVernon Mick Boogaard
Wests New Lambton Fri 2 Sat 3 Fri 9 Sat 10 Fri 16 Sat 17 Fri 23 Sat 24 Fri 30
Hornet The Gaudreys Loko The Remedy Trio Phonic Trio Iguana Gen-R-8 The Rumour Trio The Years
Wickham Park Hotel Thu 1 Mon 26
Brien McVernon Then Jolene
The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. All live entertainment venues in and around our distribution area are welcome to submit their entertainment for December before 16th November by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Local > November 2018 > Page 39
Local news from another time... From Newcastle Chronicle, Saturday 20 November 1875
From The Newcastle Sun, Thursday 12 November 1925
From Newcastle Morning Herald & Minersâ€™ Advocate, Saturday 8 November 1879
From Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 24 November 1952
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JUNIORS in SPORT
Kotara Bears Junior Touch
The summer touch football comp organised by Kotara Bears kicked off mid-October. Teams ranging from Under 8s to Under 16s play a round robin tournament through until mid-December. The photos here are of two Under 8s teams. The Storm are in purple and the Tigers are in orange. For many players this was the first time they had played touch. Well done Tigers and Storm!
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Local Community Group Notices CHILDREN & FAMILIES PLAYGROUP MULTICULTURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE Operates in partnership with KU Childrens Services, Northern Settlement Services and Mission Australia. A playgroup that is held for children aged 0-5 years accompanied by a parent or guardian each Tuesday during school term. A second playgroup is held on Fridays. Both operate from 10am to 12 noon and places are currently available. Each playgroup follows normal playgroup practices with a range of childrens activities including craft, painting, storeytelling, singing and free play. The playgroups are nondenominational and appreciate cultural diversity. Come along and enjoy the Playgroup experience in a safe and friendly environment- no cost. Ph 4965 5291 for more information.
CHURCH NOTICES REACH CHURCH We would like to invite you to a brand new church called Reach Church. Reach Church is a contemporary bible believing church. We have a heart to serve in our community. We exist to reach people with God’s love. We meet in the Elermore Vale Community Centre, 129 Croudace Rd, Elermore Vale 10am on Sundays. Everyone is welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @ReachChurchAU
COMMUNITY GROUPS JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY HUNTER meets every two months for talks by members and guests, discussion and special events. Next meeting Wednesday 14 November at 7pm, Misunderstood? Part IV: Members reassess characters Mary Bennet, Mr Woodhouse, Charles Musgrove & Frank Churchill. Ethnic Communities Council John Gebhardt Centre, 2a Platt St Waratah. Entry $5, afternoon tea included. Find us on Facebook, contact 4929 1353 or email@example.com Page 42 > The Local > November 2018
HOBBIES & INTERESTS COMMUNITY COLOURING-IN & ART THERAPY EXHIBITION The Carrington Colouring-in Group, with members from all over Newcastle, will hold an exhibition on Sunday 11th November at Carrington Bowling Club. The exhibition opens at 9.30 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Entry is free. There will be demonstrations of colouringin using pencils and marker pens. In addition to displays of work by members, there will be artwork and crafts for sale including handmade Christmas cards, gifts and decorations. Coffee and cake available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. Members and visitors attending the monthly General Meeting at the Mechanic’s Institute, 68 Elder Street Lambton, on Tuesday 6th November, at 7.30 pm will welcome Kieran Jeffriess to speak on his collection of WW1 memorabilia and artefacts. These will be on display at the Society’s Library on 10th November, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice. Further details of this, and the Society’s other activities, including Library hours, are to be found on the website http://www.nfhs.org.au/, the Facebook page or 4957 8296 EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD NSW INC. NEWCASTLE BRANCH New Lambton Community Centre Corner Alma Rd and Cromwell St. New Lambton. Please join us on Monday November 26 th 10.15am – 2.00pm for our Annual Christmas stall featuring beautiful handmade gifts. Embroidery displays by our members, young embroiderers and some of the 2017 HSC Major works. Entry Free – Morning Tea – Gold Coin donation.
Please email your notice to admin@hunterlocal. com.au or post it to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of the month. Note that submissions may be edited or omitted or carried over to next month’s issue to due to space limitations.
Local Community Group Notices SENIORS GROUPS RSL COFFEE POT DAY CLUB MEREWETHER Looking for something to do on a Friday? RSL Coffee Pot Day Club Merewether meets at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Windor St Merewether between 10am and 2pm. We offer morning tea, luncheon, guest speakers, games, entertainment, light exercise, mental stimulation, bus trips and a general all round good time. Transport can be arranged if needed. For further information contact Bev Bennett on 4963 7540 or Carole Seymour on 4957 8495. All welcome.
LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering friendship and support for over 55’s. Meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9 am for canasta, or other card and board games to 12.30 pm. Ph Don on 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. New people always welcome. ACTIVEMOVES Friendly group exercise classes for seniors in Adamstown Uniting Church, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 10.15am. The classes are designed to improve strength, cardio health and focus on falls prevention. Run by accredited exercise professionals trained in managing safe, low impact programs. Exercises are modified to suit the individual who can excercise at own pace in a social environment. Everyone welcome. More information at www. activemoves.com.au or phone Jess 0402 931 226.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS WARATAH MAYFIELD MENS’ SHED, Community Garden and Hunter Multicultural Centre are holding a Market Day on Saturday 24th November at 2A Platt Street, Waratah. All welcome. Stallholders wanted. Phone Dave or Erin on 4960 8248 for more details.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS LODGE ENTERPRISE NO.400 UGL OF N.S.W & A.C.T New Lambton Masonic Centre at the corner of St James Road and Cromwell Street New Lambton is the home of Lodge Enterprise, Lodge City of Newcastle and Lodge Mayfield Daylight. These Lodges will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 10 November from 10am to 3pm. Any person interested in learning something of the ancient institution that is Freemasonry, and what we do, is invited to drop in and have their appetite for knowledge whetted, their interest piqued and their curiosity ignited. There will be tours of the Lodge Room, displays of regalia and artefacts, speakers and ample opportunities to ask questions of active Freemasons. Learn about our charitable intent and the Crafts involvement in the community. Light refreshments will be available. HUNTER M.G. CAR CLUB Enjoy your sports car more and join our car club. The Hunter M.G. Car Club located at 37 Elder Street Lambton, in the Mechanics Institute Building, was established in 1987. Currently enjoying a membership of around 150 Hunter car enthusiasts, members meet at the Clubroom on the second Tuesday evening each month at 7.30 p.m. A guest speaker is often present at the meeting. Although most members own and drive a range of M.G.s, including the ever popular M.G.B. owners of other make sports cars are welcome and encouraged to join. We are after all a social Car Club. Hunter M.G. Car Club has many activities including monthly Sunday and mid week car runs as well as an annual show n shine in Lambton Park (opposite the Clubroom). If you are keen to enjoy your sports car more with like minded friends, you are invited to attend a monthly meeting as our guest. Please contact Ian Ashton on 0429 592 823 for further information or visit www.huntermg.com Community groups & not-for-profit organisations can submit notices for publication free of charge. Email to: email@example.com or post to PO Box 130, Lambton by 15th of month The Local > November 2018 > Page 43
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AIR COMPRESSOR Speer & Jackson air compressor 175 psi, as new $130 Ph 0412 023 147 BAR FRIDGE Bar fridge for sale, excellent condition $50 Ph 4952 2030 BEDS 2 single wooden beds with slats and mattresses in great condition, all sheets, doonas pillows and childrens light frame and cushions $100 each (bed plus accessories) pick up only Ph 0415 959 791 CHAIR Retro swivel single chair, cream coloured vinyl with dark brown trim, very comfortable, chrome base on casters, suit office/ lounge/bedroom, sell $50 Ph 0423 849 408 CLOTHESLINE Old style Hills Hoist clothesline, good cond. $35 Ph 0412 023 147
ELECTRIC COOKER Simpson full size electric cooker. Four top monotube hotplates. Clean as new. $200 o.n.o. Ph 4956 3500 FOOD PROCESSOR ‘Casera’ brand food processor, never used $35 Ph 4952 5262
WEDDING GOWN Custom made with veil, French Lace overlay. Size 20-24. Paid $3000. Sell$250Ph 0402 782 305
WANTED TO BUY OLD SALT GLAZED CHIMNEY POTS
OVERLOCKER Janome Overlocker Just had it overhauled $90. Please phone after 5.30pm Ph 0411 595 722 SMALL P.A. SYSTEM Yamaha 240 volt public address system. Be heard above the crowd. Ideal for karaoke parties, trivia nights etc. A bargain at only $45. Ph 4951 5563 SEWING ITEMS Sewing material, cotton interlock, crepe silk, buttons, beads, zips etc Ph 4952 2030
garden pots, bird baths, edging tiles, sandstone, and things of interest, for my garden area. Cash paid. Jake Ph 0432 397 321
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BACKGAMMON I am trying to convene an informal board games, backgammon players’ group. Interested? Please contact Ditar Eish by email: firstname.lastname@example.org DAY COACH TRIPS Tuesday 20th November trip on Lady Kendall, Sunday 2nd December trip Paddy’s Market Sydney For details phone Don 4952 8590 HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable rates with insurance. Reliable and Eco friendly products used. Weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one off jobs Ph Shannon 0404 087 475 HALLS FOR HIRE AT LAMBTON Morehead Street Lambton, Main Hall and smaller hall called the Green Room, which has separate entrance, kitchen and toilets, off street parking. Available for permanent and casual bookings. Very reasonable rates. Contact Rev Maree Armstrong at St John’s Anglican Church, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073 IRONING Need help getting ironing under control. $25.00 a basket. Drop off my house New Lambton in morning pick it up in afternoon. Call Lyn 0432 174 618 PEST CONTROL Guaranteed. Average home $150, units/town houses $80, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas. German Cockroaches a specialty. Ph 0418 637 990 PET PORTRAITS Have an original pet portrait or give as a memorable gift. By multiple award winning artist. From $100 - A4. Michelle Ph 4956 4016
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JILL’S PET SITTING SERVICE Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, non-smoking reliable lady, police clearances and references. Full time business (6 years) with 30 years experience. Ph 0418 246 384
RELAX AND MEDITATE For everyone over 15. New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road New Lambton. Every Sunday from 8.30 to 9.30am. Sessions are free of charge, sessions. Not run on Public Holidays. Ph 0416 193 005 BEGIN YOGA! Commencing soon. Spring Course for those new to yoga or ready for gradual weight bearing after injury or illness with a view to strengthen & restore. Using wall, floor & chair as props. Express your interest, class will be weekly on Fridays at 12.30pm (60 minutes) in New Lambton area. Cost $I2 per session. I invite you to experience the benefits of regular yoga practice & feel the difference. Diploma qualified teacher (IYTA). Please phone to register your interest - Michelle Pirie 0400 790 479
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