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Innocent Eyes Photography


20th Birthday



September 2012




See p15 for competition details Australian Reptile Park Page 30

Happy Fathers Day Sunday 2nd September

Congratulations to our Gold Medal winner Tom Slingsby!

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club & Golf Course Hallards Road, Central Mangrove (02) 43 731 129 Open 6 days a week for lunch & dinner (closed on Mondays).

"Priceless views, undulating bushland setting with well maintained fairways and greens"

Bar facilities, Poker Machines, TAB, Keno, Foxtel and an ATM as well as the picturesque golf course. Live Music on the 1st Saturday night of the month and the Last Sunday afternoon of the Month.


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Welcome to Terrigal Vogue, your fashion destination on the Central Coast that caters for those who desire beauty and the unusual. Our shop is a visual feast of colour and texture with a focus on natural fibre fabrics. Terrigal Vogue offers a variety of exciting and beautiful designer labels from Australia and around the world. We offer a unique collection of hand made jewellery by 2Lyn&Tony and Jinyana. As the owner of the store, Isabella Giammanco with her exquisite taste, hand picks her labels and items for the boutique Terrigal Vogue. The boutique proudly presents imported Italian labels such as Pianurastudio, Twin-set by Simona Barbieri, Joseph Ribkoff, Andiamo, Jump, Linen Laundry, Basler and more exciting labels to come. Indulge with Marino wool collection by Optimum and accessorise with imported Italian and Brazilian Dumond Shoes, as well as stylish Italian bags. Also discover our sexy and seductive lingerie range. Isabella is also one of few suppliers in Australia to carry Columbian “Butt Lift Jeans”.

Shop 19, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Terrigal NSW 2260 phone: 02 4385 5099


Cafe & Gift Shop Take a drive through the picturesque Yarramalong valley and enjoy the fresh home baked meals, home made cakes and fine coffee.

You can relax at garden tables while the kids explore the cool cubby house and the cute chickens. Delicious pasta, variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes Eat in or Take away Dinner from 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday – Sunday Azzuro Blu Wharf 12 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance Phone 4333 8885 italian restaurant

From April the yarramalong Cafe will also have a great gift shop inside come and have a brows. Bookings taken for big goups and busses 0243561222.

Open 7 days 6.30am to 6.30pm. 1625 Yarramalong Rd YARRAMALONG


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From the Editor

September Welcome to the Central Coast ...It's Spring! Firstly Congratulations to Tom Slingsby for his Gold Medal in Sailing. Gosford Sailing Club will be packed out for the time being as Fans hope to catch a glimpse of our Hero. What a great achievement, maybe this is the first of many for the Coast and not forgetting the boys from Wangi getting Gold too. I do hope this means many young ones will take up this very exciting sport of Sailing. There is also an excellent restaurant at the Club called Latitude 33 but you must book. The Central Coast is sensational in spring. Our national parks and reserves are colourful with displays of wildflowers and our beaches beckon for long walks and maybe a swim for the hardy. Time to visit Andersons Boat hire and get out there on a BBQ Boat or even a Half Cabin and go fishing. Page 22 will give you the contact details.

Contents The Yarramalong Festival is still on, see pages 10 to 14 for the programme and the exciting new shop at Yarramalong, Deborah Buckley Artisan p11, there is so much here that one wants, you are sure to fall in love. I love the Trees that are covered in lights and can be placed in your garden as they are for outdoors. This is a must visit. We are also introducing a photographer that specialises in Maternity, Family and Children’s photos. You have the opportunity of winning a photo session with him. Page 15 will tell you everything you need to know about Innocent Eyes. September is also Father’s Day so Happy Father’s Day and enjoy your first month of Spring.

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EMERGENCY Nos Gosford Hospital 4320 2111 Woy Woy Hospital 4343 8444 Wyong Hospital 4394 8000 Police, Ambulance, Fire 000 Poisons Information 13 11 26 RTA 131 7000 24 hour Emergency Vet Services Coast & Valleys veterinary Hospital Dr Keith C Phillips 02 4355 4704 Jim’s Pest Control 0412 004 879 LOST OR STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

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The Melbourne Cup trophy is in town! Celebrate Wyong Gold Cup day as the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour hits the Central Coast this September! The Emirates Melbourne Cup will start its tour of the region on Friday 7 September, taking in the dawning of a new day from the top of the picturesque Norah Head Lighthouse before heading around the coast, capturing the hearts of the community with stops at a local school, the hospital and a retirement village. The highlight of the tour will be the sight of the ‘the Cup’ making its way down the home straight of Wyong Racecourse at 2.00pm, riding on top of the Clydesdale drawn Carlton MID Brewery wagon, signalling the pending start of the feature race, the $150,000 Wyong Gold Cup. Head along to the family fun day with the gates of the course flung open, free of charge for everyone wanting to catch a glimpse the $175,000 trophy. A hive of activity is expected around the special birdcage enclosure to be set up for ‘the Cup’, with the crowd granted the

Central Coast Tourism opportunity to have has lifted the veil on the their photo taken with Australia’s most famous 52 Local Secrets of the Central Coast! Local radio piece of silverware station Star 104.5FM for a small donation. Money raised through called on locals (past, present and future!) the photo donations will be presented to to nominate their favourite experiences. the local charity, Camp 900 nominations were Breakaway (www.  whittled down to 100 for the final vote, with the This local charity, the experiences receiving only one of its kind in Australia, provides the most votes making the final cut. people with disabilities the opportunity to There is bound to be enjoy a break from the something for everyone, Tanya Lazarou, the face of the institution in which with experiences split Wyong Gold Cup & Emirates they live or a break from across a number of Melbourne Cup Tour visit to Wyong their family routine experience categories by facilitating special high care needs like Scenic Spots, National Parks, medical camps. Cycleways, Attractions, Culture, Indulgence and even Fish and Chip Free return bus transfers from Belmont, spots. Check out the full list of 52 Local Marks Point and Swansea along with Secrets at our website! The Entrance and Bateau Bay will be available on the day.  City Rail services stop regularly at Wyong Railway Station, just a short 5 minute walk from Wyong Racecourse. 52 Local Secrets of the Central Coast! After weeks of nominations and voting, the beans can finally be spilled... the cat’s been let out of the bag... and

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What's On September Sat 1st: Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair

Fri 7th: Wyong Gold Cup & Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour

Sat 8th: Tom Burlinson in “Now We’re Swingin”

Sat 15th :The Entrance Farmers Markets

Sat 1st The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 1st Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair Erina Heights. Enquiries Sat 1st Abby Dobson - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 1st Beautiful Girls - The Entrance Leagues Club. Enquiries 4334 3233 Sat 1st Born 2 Perform Australia ft. Paulini - Central Coast Leagues Club. Enquiries 4325 9888 Sun 2nd Lazy Fathers Day Lunch with Vince Jones - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Mon 3rd & Tue 4th Treasure Island - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Wed 5th Bells at Killcare Cooking School - Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000 Wed 5th Adam Scicluna in "The Kings of Croon and Swing" - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Thu 6th Ladies Day Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Fri 7th Wyong Gold Cup & Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Fri 7th Margaret Urlich - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 8th Gosford City Markets Springfest – Kibble Park. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 8th French Country Market & Open Day Kincumber. Enquiries Sat 8th Spring Fete – Somersby Public School. Enquiries 0466 239 219 Sat 8th Mahalia Barnes - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 8th Tom Burlinson in "Now We’re Swingin" Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 8th David Campbell - The Show Room, Mingara. Tickets 4349 7788 Sun 9th Lazy Sunday Lunch with Mark Seymour Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sun 9th Peninsula Waterfront Art Markets - Anderson Reserve. Enquiries 0416 162 067 Wed 12th Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083

Mon 24th: Bollywood By the Beach

Fri 28th: Ash Grunwald and Special Guests


Sat 15th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 15th Hello Kitty Flanagan - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 15th & Sun 16th 5 Lands Art Trail - Various Locations. Details Sat 15th & Sun 16th Kidzapalooza Market - Mingara Recreation Club. Info Sat 15th & Sun 16th Darren Percival - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 15th - Sun 23rd NSW Bike Week 2012 - Various locations. Details Tue 18th to Thu 20th "Biddies" by Don Reid Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Wed 19th Central Coast Business Expo - Mingara Event Centre. Info: Wed 19th Tim Hart (Boy & Bear) - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 22nd Kids Spring School Holiday Ideas. It’s time to grab the kids and get out and about! From Central Coast Mariners holiday clinics to marine discovery activities, national park walks and so much more, there’s a whole lot to do across these holidays. For some more great ideas, check out the new “52 Local Secrets” visit Sun 23rd Central Coast Concert Band Spring Concert - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sun 23rd Avoca Beachside Markets - Avoca Beach. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Mon 24th Bollywood By the Beach (Main act: Sumeet Tappoo) - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677 Fri 28th Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Fri 28th Ash Grunwald and Special Guests - The Entrance Leagues Club. Enquiries 4334 3233 Fri 28th Jan Preston's Boogie Woogie Band (before "Cotton Club") - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677 Fri 28th "Showoffs" Art Exhibition & Sale - Pearl Beach. Enquiries 4341 6004 Sun 30th Psychic & Alternative Fair - Mingara Event Centre. Enquiries 4349 7788

Get your website mobile! Nature Play is good for mind body and spirit Studies from around the world show that children who play in nature progress faster, and are more confident than those who have little or no access to nature. They also show that anyone who lives close to an accessible natural area has a better chance of coping with our fast-paced lifestyle.

COSS Family Nature Club Do you remember those endless summer days when you left the house in the morning and didn’t get home until dark? Those carefree days of hiding in trees watching the world go by, or cooling off in the local creek? Do you remember those feelings of freedom, of a sense of place, of belonging? For most of us, our lives have now changed. We’re busier, we have barricaded ourselves in, and we often find ourselves looking out from behind a window, a fence, or a windscreen. Would you like your kids to discover the world of your childhood, to explore their skills and abilities, gain confidence and a sense of freedom?

Natural areas calm us, they clean our air and water, and provide refuge for the plants and animals that live in our beautiful Central Coast. COSS Family Nature Club is here to help Central Coast families connect with nature and build stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. Family Nature Clubs are made up of people who come together to share the benefits of experiencing nature to teach their children life skills, creativity, problem solving and confidence. Your family nature club is your own club. You decide where you go, how often and for how long, it’s up to you! Find out how to start your own COSS Family Nature Club and receive your free guide: natural_areas/COSS-family-nature-club

Why get mobile website ready? If you haven't noticed everyone seems to be on a mobile phone browsing the internet looking for products and services before they make a decision to buy. Without getting to technical several things are going on here and if your website or at least the most popular pages on your website are not displaying correctly then you will be missing out on business. Check for yourself how your website is displaying on mobile devices, if your content is hard to read, or if you have to scroll across the page then you may have a problem. According to the search engines website traffic from mobile devices is exploding and most of the searches for these devices is for local products and services. RCS Websites create mobile landing pages that are displayed automatically to anyone viewing your website on a mobile device and most new website packages come with the ability to enable mobile support. To compare, view our new website on an iPhone or Android and email us for a quote at


Monthly iMag’s Big Birthday Bash It’s hard to believe but Monthly iMag has been serving local communities and visitors across NSW for 20 years now and in that time we have grown to be one of the most recognised brands in the tourism industry in NSW. Each month we are proud to bring you news, events and the very best of what to see, where to go and what to do in your area. Whether you are a local or visiting on a short break or family holiday – your Monthly iMag is always handy to have and easy to use. We have come a long way over the past two decades, now printing

and distributing almost 1 million magazines each year in 7 iMag areas throughout the state and beyond. So there is always a Monthly iMag available wherever you are. Now in our 20th year we are keeping up with the times – expanding our reach into the digital age with a new website, online versions of the magazines and more on the way. We couldn’t have done it without you – our loyal readers and so to celebrate our 20th birthday we are running a huge prize giveaway competition over the next 7 months. There are heaps of amazing must-have prizes to be won. The total prize pool is worth around $9000! All you need to do is log on, tell us how you read your copy of the iMag and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw. How easy is that? We have a fantastic prize to giveaway each month from now until the New Year PLUS! each entrant will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw on December 31st to win a luxury holiday for four in the Hunter Valley courtesy of Adina Vineyard and Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association. See the website for our Terms and Conditions. prizegiveaway or find us on Facebook. You can also follow the action on Twitter @monthlyimag

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Gosford RSL Club Proud to be a family friendly venue. Mini mania is a great facility, open daily from 9am, which keeps the kids happy while Mum & Dad enjoy a meal together from the café or bistro. The area has also become very popular with play groups & mothers clubs, offering a safe & fun indoor area for the littlies. The jungle themed facility includes a massive ball pit, climbing maze and soft toy area. Mini Mania parties are now available for kids 5 years and under. Held Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm with party food, popper, hat and balloons PLUS they can go crazy in the play area. Only $5 per child. Min 10 children. Contact Reception for bookings 4323 2311. Gosford RSL now offers free Mini membership, which entitles mini members to free monthly gifts and free entry to Sparkles kids disco. This has been very popular with over 800 kids joined so far. Members kids eat free on Thursday nights & Sundays for lunch when dining with mum or dad. Just another reason the kids will love visiting Gosford RSL Club. Visit for more details. 26 central Coast Hwy West Gosford. 4323 2311

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August 24 – September 9, 2012 This year, the Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival will be bigger and better than ever with some exciting favourites on the calendar of events, plus The Bumble Hill Burn which attracted great interest last year, and we hope will attract even more new visitors and business to the valley. Of course the extremely popular Scarecrow competition will be running. If you would like to enter a scarecrow, please call Di Salmon on 43 56 1502. The crows must be on show by August 24th and the winners will be announced and awarded on September 9th at the Fair – Jack Gear Oval, Linga Longa Road, Yarramalong. Friday 24th and 31st of August there is a GOLF DAY. On Saturday night, August 25th, the Yarramalong Hall are staging Flicks in the Sticks. Bring your own nibblies and wine, and enjoy a great night watching one of the classic movies of all time. The movie title will be announced shortly, and you need to get dressed up in theme! August 25th /26th –The Wyong Creek Hall is staging an Art Show and Wine Tasting. The Art Show will be facilitated by the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, , and simple Devonshire Teas will be available along with a Wine Tasting by Robert Oatley Wines.


A Boules Tournament will be played on August 26th at Jack Gear Oval. September 1st – the Yarramalong Fire Brigade will hold a Trivia Night in the Yarramalong Hall. Bring your brain, and get involved in this very vocal night to raise money for our Firies. September 2nd – Wyong Creek Hall will do another Devonshire Tea. This event has proven to be extremely popular, and the gorgeous antique china is a great feature. This year, there will be light lunches, wine tasting and live entertainment, so don’t miss out. September 2nd – (Father’s Day) 9.30 – 3.30 there be a Tennis Day and you can contact Gail Brigden on 4356 1254 to be involved at the Kulnura Courts. All levels welcome. A fun day. Cost is $10. Friday 7th September is the popular Darts Tournament at the Old Yarramalong School. If you are a darts player, give Garry Whitaker a call and register to play as it is a great team night, and the Darts enthusiasts of the Valley hope to make the Darts night a regular social feature each month. This event is being staged by the Yarramalong Darts & Home Brewing Club. Phone 0419262024 or The Festival will culminate on September 9th and the Progress Association will be staging The Bumble Hill Burn. If you are familiar with Bumble Hill, the steep and winding road climbs from 23 metres above sea level to 300 metres above sea level over a 4-5 kilometre distance. There will be a run up the hill starting at 8.30am, and we hope to attract some of New South Wales fittest runners. If you are a runner and would like to participate in this event, you can register online at The Burn was a great success last year, and we hope to attract a lot more runners, so start your fitness regime and join the climb. Everybody is welcome, on September 9th to the final event of the Festival – The Spring Fair. All funds raised go towards supporting the heritage community buildings, local school, fire brigade, and the gorgeous old St Barnabas Church. This year, the Fair will be bigger and better than ever with Pinnacle Challenge, Tug O War, School Soccer Tournament, Carriage Rides, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle, Stalls, Antique Fire Truck Display, Cup Cake Icing Display, Reptile Display and a live Band & market stalls. Come and join in the Fun at the Yarramalong Spring Fair, or just enjoy all the Scarecrows on a drive through the Valley for Father’s Day.

NOW OPEN In this fast, busy and noisy world which we live, I found a place of peace. Where the silence allows you to think, A place to inspire and be inspired. A place where artists, poets and writters reside A place that nurtures and feeds the soul. This is a place I wanted my clients to experience, a place for them to feel welcomed, at home, and free to make all of their creative decisions, in a place that feeds the inspiration. This place so special to me, where the search was not too long, my shop was there waiting...Sleeping for some time. A lovely old heritage shop, with the old fashioned shop windows, yearning to be adorned with special treasures to be admired. Come see our showcase of special finishes, our kitchen and vanity displays as well as a range of home furnishings. Or phone for an appointment for all of your decorating needs, I have a network of painters, upholsterers, curtain makers and joiners, all with the philosophy “ Be the best, Do the best”. Come and be amazed and inspired, where the old and the new intertwine with ease and care, and feel the warmth of age.

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Little Creek Cheese F







• Handmade gourmet cheese factory & outlet • Open for viewings and tastings, 7 days a week. Groups welcome. • Suitable for vegetarians. Building 12 , Old Wyong Dairy 141 – 155 Alison Rd , Wyong NSW 4353 CHEESE (4353 2433)

AMAZEMENT a great day for the whole Family with mazes, games, lots of cuddly animals.

Open every Weekend, public & School holidays Weekdays on request for Schools, Buses and Coaches Games Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch Fri, Sat & Sundays from 8.30am. Scrumptious homemade food 170 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek Ph: 4353 9900

Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and more... Thu to Sun 11am – 3pm Firefly Bistro Lunch Bookings 4356 1836

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Fresh menu. Eat in or takeaway. Delicious Danes coffee. Home made cakes.

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Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio Amazement - a great day out for The boutique glass art business is the whole family! proudly owned and operated by Alison Mortiss, right here on the Coast. With 25 years experience her work can be found in international collections as well as numerous landmark buildings, including St Cecilia’s Wyong, St Brendan’s Lake Munmorah, St Mark’s Laguna and The Anglican Cathedral of Griffith, St Alban the Martyr. There is a range of techniques available to fulfil decorative and/or functional glass designs. Alison has studied Stained Glass at NSW TAFE, been invited to Italy to participate in a traditional stained glass painting masterclass and to assist at a glass casting workshop on Murano, Venice. Later this year she will be assisting Patty Grey, before returning to Italy, this time to work with Miriam de Fiore in kilnformed glass. Exhibitions have proven to be successful in both sales and prizes, culminating at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, achieving 1st prize as well as being presented with the Award of Excellence Medallion across all glass classes. Visit the Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio stall every 4th Sunday, at Avoca Beachside Markets, feel free to discuss your glass project. Alternatively ring 43535155 for an appointment or view the website

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From magical mazes to cuddly animals, Amazement offers lots of space and a great variety of activities that people of all ages can enjoy. Everybody loves the mazes and the Games Courtyard features several fascinating maze games and puzzles, a great sandpit, ride-on toy farm machines and a safe spring free trampoline. There are plenty of friendly farm animals including ponies, alpacas, sheep, emus, donkeys and Bunny World has rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. Geese, peacocks, ducks and a great variety of chooks are roaming free everywhere. On most weekends you can watch the Wyong Creek Sheepstakes. Friday and Sunday the Sheep are saddled up with their jockeys – Penguin, Rupert Bear and Rabbit and compete in a short race, jumping through tractor tyres and over little hurdles and they hurtle towards the winning post... Make a day of it, there are picnic settings and BBQ’s in the gardens.   The Games Cafe serves lovely food – delicious snacks to scrumptious meals and there is even a great array of board games to keep you entertained. Amazement is open on weekends, public and school holidays or by arrangement for group visits on weekdays during term time. Adults $16, Children aged 3-16: $12.50, seniors: $12.50 Family $50. Children under 3 are free. Group discounts apply if there are more than 20 paying people in your party. 170 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek; only about five minutes drive from the F3 or Westfield Tuggerah in the Yarramalong Valley. For more information call Gennie on 4353 9900


Health & beauty tips, raffles & lucky door prizes, fashion parade, plus lots more! Watanobbi Community Centre Harrington Close Watanobbi 2259 Saturday 22nd September • 2pm - 5pm Ladies $25, Teenage Girls $15. Incl Afternoon Tea & Goodie Bag on arrival RSVP: 10th September 2012 Office: 43531750 Mob: 0414 341 010 ALL PROCEEDS TO WYONG NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Friday 7th September 2012

1pm - 5.30pm Wyong High School • Food • Carnival Rides • Competitions • Workshops • Entertainment • Stalls • Craft • Photography

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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 - Sat 6.30am - 5pm. Sun 6.30am - 2.30pm

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A Heritage Cottage with modern conveniences

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Gail Brigden Visit our tranquil salon spa tucked away in the heart of Wyong.

Quality Beauty Treatments Therapists Bonita & Julie are CIDESCO qualified with over 15 years experience each in the industry.


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Welcome to KarmaSpa, Wyong Visit our tranquil salon spa tucked away in the heart of Wyong to experience our holistic beauty treatments, body rituals & specialist services. We offer top quality, value for money beauty treatments, Remedia Massage, IPL Permanent Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvination and MicroDermabrasion. Spring Specials: Full Body Salt Scrub, Clay Body Wrap & Moisture Massage: NOW $69 (Usually $90) 1 hour €€ Full Body Salt Scrub, Clay Body Wrap & Moisture Massage PLUS Express Facial: NOW $99 (Usually $129)1 hour 30 min €€ Full Body Salt Scrub, Clay Body Wrap & Moisture Massage PLUS Express Facial PLUS Pedicure or Manicure: NOW $129 (Usually $159) 2 hours 15 min Gift Vouchers are available and may be purchased in salon. €€

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Fernbank Farm Fernbank Farm is a wonderful heritage property at Wyong Creek and has recently become available as a Farm Stay and boutique wedding venue. Built in 1904, Fernbank has been lovingly restored, the home is considered one of the Central Coast's most treasured heritage assets. The property is set on 25 acres, 8 of which are beautiful gardens. The garden features a gorgeous rotunda by the lake, a lovely Somesby pebble area and hand-made iron gates to lead you along the hedged dam bank. Fernbank Farm is the home of the Santosa Clydesdale Stud and recently our youngest filly won Champion and Supreme Champion at the St. Helliers Heavy Horse Show. The Judge was the well known Clydesdale expert, Mr John Donaldson, who coincidentally was a prior owner of Fernbank Farm! …. Spring weddings get underway shortly with lovely High Tea Events to start the season.

BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS, FARM STAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS Home of Central Coast Carriages By appointment only. Telephone 0414 541901 to enquire.


Toukley & Districts Art Society

John Lawton - 'Yellow Rose'

All is new during September at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, in Wallarah Park, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan, just before the Toukley Bridge. New paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with hand-painted porcelain, handpainted silk, craftwork, jewellery and original cards. All the artwork is by the Society’s members and is for sale. The renowned artist, Greg Jarmaine, will hold a workshop on Monday, September 10, from 9:30am. Painting classes are held each Wednesday, from 9am to 12pm, by Peter Tassell for a $5 fee and also each Wednesday from 12pm to 3pm, by Donna Gilbertson for a $20 fee. All are welcome to attend. The Art and Information Centre is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 1pm. The entry is free, a donation is welcome. For more details call the gallery on 4392 4666 or visit the website:


Christine Vanderwyk - "Salsa Matilda'

Arthur Boyd, Plate, Angel and ramox. 1948, wheel-thrown earthenware. Photo RLDI

Claudia McManus - 'Spotted Gum Trees'


Gosford Regional Gallery White Gums and Ramoxes Ceramics by Merric and Arthur Boyd from the Bundanon Trust Collection A Bundanon Trust Travelling Exhibition 21 July to 16 September This exhibition presents the ceramic work of potter Merric Boyd (18881959) between the 1910s-1950s, and that of his son, artist Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), from the 1940s-1980s. It takes its title from two characteristic motifs in the work of the artists: Merric was preoccupied with interpretations of trees, while Arthur’s ‘ramox’ is typical of his interest in metamorphised and hybrid figures. Place out of Time: Christine Vanderwyk 18 August to 16 September 2012 This exhibition, by Central Coast artist Christine Vanderwyk, explores the

natural landscape. Christine’s images are imbued with personal expression and symbolism, using line, shape and colour towards abstraction. She aims to capture the balance and timelessness of ever-burgeoning nature by taking inspiration from an area’s atmosphere and appearance. For Christine, the natural environment is a place of respite and reinvigoration. She takes the subject matter of the landscape far from a realistic view into an almost psychedelic ‘place out of time’. Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

Creative Craft Sale Day The Central Coast Creative Craft Group are holding their monthly sale day on 8th September at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery at 36 Webb Street, East Gosford between 9.30am and 4.00pm. An eclectic range of quality original works, all handmade by members of the craft group. Enquiries: 4367 7333.

Innocent Eyes Photography

How to take better Danielle Morrison Studio - Gallery portraits

A world apart from typical studio portraits, we create natural photographs that leave you feeling…

by Justin, Innocent Eyes Photography

Innocent Eyes Photography provides an affordable photography experience to local families. We are utilising the beauty of water on the Coast, the magic of the mountains and warmth of farms in the Hunter and loving every moment of it. The most essential part of creating a memorable portrait is nature in her purest form. The innocence of a child comes alive in the environment and we pride ourselves in capturing the world in which that beauty integrates and reigns. Innocent Eyes is a family business and with our four year old son we have developed as a young family to merge with Justin’s fifteen years experience as a photographer. Together, these attributes enable us to guarantee we will provide you with service that is warm and photographs that are exceptional. Relationship is core essential and we look forward to building one with you. In conjunction with Monthly iMag, Innocent Eyes Photography is offering a family portrait session to one lucky family! We look forward to receiving your competition entry! From our family to yours… Justin, Caryn and Lawson Aveling.

Win a Portrait Session! You could win a family portrait session, three 5x7” matted prints and a magnificent 16 x 20” framed print on our new watercolour paper stock and floated in a white box frame. Please send your name, address and contact details on the back of an envelope to PO BOX 589 Toukley 2263 or email info@

Learning to use light effectively is essential when wanting to take great portraits. When photographing people I always prefer to use natural light, even if I am indoors. There are plenty of aspects that need to be understood in order to achieve the desired result. Quality of light One of the most important things is the time of day at which to shoot. I avoid shooting in the middle of the day as you will end up with harsh, unflattering shadows on the face. Instead, consider shooting slightly earlier or later in the day (before 8 am and after 4 pm) as the light is softer and more flattering. Alternatively you could shoot on an overcast day as the clouds act as a ‘soft diffuser’, getting rid of harsh shadows that direct sunlight produces. Window light Employing the sunlight through a window to light a portrait shot is a favourite technique of mine and can make for some really engaging and dramatic portraits. The soft light through the window acts as the perfect highlight for a strong and moody image and works particularly well if you have the light cast on just one side of the subjects face, leaving the other in shadow. (see image above) The general rule is that the closer to the window you are, the more light you’ll have to work with and the stronger the contrast will be between shadows and light. If the light coming through the window is too bright, you always have the option of using curtains or blinds to diffuse some of the light. Feel free to email me your pics for feedback. I look forward to sharing more pro tips and with you next month. Happy shooting!

Sadly we will be closed for some major refurbishment for a couple of months. I will be using this time to paint for a solo show to reopen the gallery in spring. In the meantime I have some of my works hanging at the Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm. Beautiful place to pop into for great coffee!! If anyone needs to contact me please don’t hesitate to email me or call. So, thank you for all your support and I will see you in the spring! 11 Alison Road, Wyong 0400 345 291



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Soldiers Beach © Julie Watson

Greater Toukley The Greater Toukley area extends from the Toukley Bridge to the Norah Head Lighthouse and incorporates Toukley, Canton Beach, West Toukley, East Toukley, Noraville and Norah Head. The Greater Toukley area is a very special place, an unspoiled coastal area located 1 hour drive north of Sydney on the beautiful Central Coast. The Toukley peninsula is situated between the lakes, by the sea and near the trees. Surrounded by water on three sides with Tuggerah Lake to the South, Budgewoi Lake to the North and the ocean to the East. The area is a waterfront haven for fishermen, boating enthusiasts, windsurfers, jet skiers, divers, surfers and beach lovers. The North Wyrrabalong National Park is located within 5 kms of the Toukley CBD and boasts a network of walking trails through the last significant coastal rainforest on the Central Coast. The Greater Toukley area is an expanding residential and holiday resort area where you will enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What’s on in Greater Toukley this Month...

What to See & Do

Saturday 2nd September Little Blues Festival

Tour Norah Head Lighthouse. For bookings Ph 1300 132 975 z


Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

Enjoy some retail therapy in Toukley, East Toukley and Norah Head. See z

Play a round of golf at Toukley Golf Club. Ph 4396 5811 z

Visit the Federation Art Gallery at Toukley Bridge. Ph 4392 4666 z


Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club Here is a taste of things to come this month at The Sporties...


Pasta Night – selection of great pasta meals from $10.00.


Sunday 1st September The New Empire Ragtime Dance Orchestra Be transported back to the 1920’s at The Toukley Senior Citizens Centre, Hargraves St, Toukley with The New Empire Ragtime Dance Orchestra. Appearing from 2pm on Saturday 1st September. Tickets are $15 available at the door or to book call 4396 3896

Steak Night – selection of six favourite meals including steaks, fish & chicken from only $10.00. Meat, Fruit & Veg Raffles from 6pm.


Roast Night – selection of roast meals from $10.00. Sporties Pool Comp – free entry / great prizes to be won!


Mega Meat Raffle Every Friday Night $1,000.00 in meat trays to be won. Tickets on sale from 5:30pm and drawn from 7pm


The Toukley Golf Club Bistro plays host to the Little Blues Festival from 5pm on Sunday 6th May featuring Springtime Blues. Entry is FREE. For bookings call 4396 1500. For further information call Julia on 0413 611 043

Every Sunday Toukley Sunday Markets Held in the Coles car park off Yaralla Rd, Toukley from 7am to 1pm. There are over 70 market stalls from craft, plants collectables and bric a brac. For information call 0416 280 589

Entertainment 1st September – Open Fire 29th September – Cover Up 6th October – 60’s Chart Toppers HAPPY HOUR 2PM – 5PM

Sundays... Variety Raffle from 6pm. HAPPY HOUR SUN– FRI 5 – 6PM

• Beer Garden • Bowling/Tennis • Pello's Bistro • Function Facilities • Entertainment

Pello’s Bistro

Coffee & Takeaway, Gourmet Grocer, Art, Music, Inspirational Book Club, Art Classes, Kids Stuff...

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days serving modern Australian Cuisine with daily specials to suit every budget.

What's on...

Bowling/Tennis Roll-Up for a social game of bowls for $5.00 or have a hit of tennis on one of our two tennis courts from $6.00 (equipment available) Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW P: 02 4396 6477 F: 02 4397 1505 E:

Live Music every Sunday! 1pm(ish) Social Justice Book Club The TWO month challenge Annual Volunteer Trip!!!

7 days, 7:30am - 5pm 8 Bush Street, Norah Head NSW 2263 Phone: (02) 4397 4859 Email:

THE ARK convenience store Take Away Goodies, Groceries, Piaza Doro Coffee, Surf & Skate Gear. We Buy & Sell Surfboards Open 7 Days 8am to 5pm Shop 2/69 Bungary Rd Norah Head 2263 Phone 43973571

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Lighthouse Tower tours Breathtaking ocean views Heritage listed accommodation An ideal place to hold a wedding ceremony or small conference. or call 1300 132 975

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The Entrance © Glen Scarborough

The Entrance

The Playground of Two Cities A place to relax, recharge and explore, The Entrance is an entertainment venue for the Central Coast region and a holiday destination for those living further afield. Located in Wyong Shire, and within easy distance from Gosford City local government area, The Entrance is pretty seaside town. It is home to welcoming residents, unique flora and fauna and spectacular scenery. A range of holiday accommodation is available to suit every visitor’s budget and lifestyle, from resort hotels, motels

Toowoon Bay Gallery Established 1977

31 years of pleasure bringing you the works of Australian artists, potters and glassmakers.

Toowoon Bay Gallery for unique, affordable gifts. Open Wed to Sun 10am - 4.30pm

(7 days in school/public holidays)

179 Bay Road, 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)


and bed and breakfast homestays, to caravan parks and camping sites. If you’re in need of relaxation grab a book to read on the beach, meet a friend for coffee, feed the resident pelicans at 3.30pm daily or let the children splash to their heart’s content in Vera’s Water Garden. Drop a fishing line along the waterfront or hire a boat for a deeper sea fishing or scuba diving experience. Afterwards, unwind with our free live entertainment and sip a cocktail and sun goes down. The Entrance’s coastal location offers a showcase for the region’s fresh food, with a fine selection of eateries available. Choose from the alfresco and indoor dining options throughout the town and take in The Entrance’s outstanding view while you eat. Choose from breakfast in the sun at one of the many cafes, a picnic by the lake, enjoy a takeaway snack as you watch the waves roll in at the beach, a refreshing drink in the pub beer


garden or an intimate candlelit a la carte dinner at one of the town’s fine restaurants. Avid shoppers will enjoy browsing for hours through The Entrance’s boutique shops, searching for personal mementoes to mark your stay in our town. Take advantage of the many delights at the farmers market which fills Memorial Park on the first and third Saturday of each month which attracts thousands of shoppers. All the facilities and services you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable at The Entrance are available at your disposal. So visit The Entrance for the day, a week, or longer, and allow yourself to relax, recharge and explore! Phone: 1800 335 377 for more info or visit

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Old, Modern and Out of Print Books

Bought and Sold • Over 60,000 old, modern and out of print books in 100 categories • Hard Covers and Paperbacks • Books for the collector, reader, student & all the family.

Open 7 Days 9am to 5:00pm 130A The Entrance Road The Entrance 2261 Ph: 4332 2743

What's On at The Entrance Saturday 1st September Farmers Market Memorial Park, 8am - 1pm Ange Murphy Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

Saturday 1st Ange Murphy

Sunday 2nd September Ziggy Zapata Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

The Carousel

Sunday 16th September Derek Fairbrass Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm Saturday 22nd September Stuart Morrison Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm Sunday 23rd September Tim Pringle Duo Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm Friday 28th September Action On Cue Children’s Pantomime Memorial Park 11am & 1pm shows Saturday 29th September Klassic Blak Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

Saturday 8th September Fun2mental Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

The Haas Family Carnival

Saturday 29th Klassic Blak

Saturday 8th Fun2mental

Sunday 9th September Brent Murphy Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

Dutch Courage Sails Stage, 11am - 3pm

Sunday 30th September EzyStreet Sails Stage 11am-3pm

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Saturday 15th Dutch Courage

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


Saturday 15th September Farmers Market Memorial Park, 8am - 1pm

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.

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance  Children’s birthday parties a specialty.

Ph: 0414 581 001


Ettalong Beach © Val Bridge

Ettalong Beach With its popular and safe beach Ettalong is a family favourite waterfront town overlooking Broken Bay and Lion Island and is 85 km north of Sydney with a population of approximately 4,100. Some of the attractions Ettalong offers include - Dining and Eating Out, Entertainment, Food and Wine, Landmarks and Buildings, Natural Attractions, Shopping, Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries Ettalong beach is situated in the Peninsula Area of the Central Coast with picnic, BBQ and Toilet Facilities available. It is within walking distance to Ettalong Village. The area hosts its own shopping centre with many accommodation outlets including caravan park, small supermarket, Post Office, newsagency, chemist, various restaurants & cafes, fresh bread and cake shops, butchers, fresh fruit and vegetable, local church, primary school, antiques and curios and much, much, more. Major Facilities in Ettalong Beach include a wharf with ferries travelling to Palm Beach and back, plus local trips. There is a twin cinema - including an outdoor cinema located at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort.


Ettalong has a village market full of that old world charm and operating weekends and Monday as well as public holidays Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort is a Mediterranean inspired motel and apartment accommodation with its own Roman Baths, Spas, and mini tourist desk. Ettalong Beach Hotel includes TAB, Entertainment Lounge, The Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort offers a unique experience on the Central Coast and provides an exciting array of leisure and entertainment facilities. The local area has many attractions available – coach tours, bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, boat hire, bicycle hire, scenic flights etc. Seaside Village Markets, the largest undercover markets on the Central Coast, is open every weekend. Finally why not explore Brisbane Water National Park, one of the oldest in NSW, where you'll find Aboriginal engravings, wildflowers and great bush walks. A great place to visit and one which you will not regret spending some time.

What to See & Do Ettalong to Palm Beach Ferries travelling regularly every day z

Catch latest release movies at Cinema Paradiso's 6 screen complex at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort z

Visit Ettalong Seaside Village Market open weekends & Monday public hols z

Stay at the boutique Motel Paradiso in the Mediterranean inspired Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort or organise a Function in any of their 12 unique, stunning private rooms, courtyards or terraces or phone for a tour! z

Visitor Information Centre Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort 53-54 The Esplanade Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257 Telephone: 02 - 4344 8888 Fax: 02 - 4344 8800



The boats can carry up to 12 people, have electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system.

Try a different venue for your

Christmas Function! Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort offers 10 stunning rooms and courtyards for Weddings, Functions or Conferences Private rooms seating from 20 to 200 people including the gorgeous Piazza St Pano with fountains, statues, Italian Renaissance art, intimate lighting and a stage for your musicians plus a cinema size outdoor screen to enjoy your own DVD of staff or a personalized presentation.

ETTALONG MARKET 9am to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Holiday


Rooms available in our Boutique Motel 3.5 and 4 star accommodation to suit evey budget


Smoked Salmon Canapes Italian Bruschetta Satay Chicken Skewers Tempura Fish Cocktails Cheese & Fruit Platter

$33 per person GST Inclusive



Appetizers: Savoury Platters Mains: per person Oven Baked Bread Rolls GST Inclusive Vegetarian Lasagne Roast Beef & Pork or Chicken Chunky Potato Salad DRINKS PACKAGE Garden Fresh Salad 3 ½ hours unlimited Beer, Wine, Softdrink $22 Dessert: per person or DRY TILL Christmas Pudding or AVAILABLE Black Forest Cake

ETTALONG BEACH TOURIST RESORT 189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Phone 4341 1999


Monthly Markets Guide Markets

Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. or 0416 097 707. Budgewoi Markets 1st Saturday of each month Opposite new coles shopping centre at Budgewoi. Enquiries 43909131. Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios at Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St. East Gosford. 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding January) 9.30am until 4pm. We support The Children's Medical Research Institute. Enquiries: 43233698. Davistown RSL Charity Markets 19 Murna Road, Davistown Large all-weather undercover market held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Ettalong Markets Under cover. Open every weekend. Baby and Kids market first Sunday of every month. 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. You can get here by ferry, train and bus .Ph: 43 425 451. Gosford City Markets 2nd Saturday of the month. 8am -1pm, Kibble Park Gosford. Ph 4322 7726 or Kincumber Markets Kincumber Uniting Church Car Boot Sale. Cnr Killuna Rd & Avoca Drive. Held on the first Saturday of the month from 7am to 12 mid day. Contact 43681351 or 43695939. Op Shop Open Wed to Fri 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10 to 12 mid day. Mangrove Mountain Country Markets Community Hall, Cnr Wiseman Ferry Rd & Waratah Rd, Mangrove Mountain Last Sunday each month 9am - 2pm. Enquiries 02 4377 1162. Morisset Mega Markets Off the F3 Freeway, Morisset exit. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30am to 3pm. 3 acres undercover 100’s of market stalls. Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 1st Sat/month Ph: 02 4973 2670 8am onwards.


Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre 2nd Saturday of month. 9am - 2.30pm. Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Markets Pacific Highway, Ourimbah An all-weather undercover market held the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Point Clare Markets Saturday Oct 20 - 9am-2pm. 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare Large Outdoor market. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Swansea Markets Quinn Park, Swansea (next to pool) 4th Saturday of month. Wide variety of stalls, 7.30am-12.30pm. Stallholders Phone Val McCarter on 4972 1705. Swansea Main St Markets Pacific Hwy, Swansea, 4th Saturday of month 8.30am - 1pm. Ph: 4945 3292 or 0409 726155. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market day. Third Saturday of month 9am to1pm. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. You will also find our OP Shop open Tues – Fri 9am to 4pm. Contact 43 651115 or 43 651280. Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr. 1st Sunday of month. Ph: 0406 500 925 9am -1pm. The Entrance Art & Craft Market Marine Pde, The Entrance, Sundays 9am – 4pm Ph: 4332 3425. The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema Car Park, Bayview Ave, Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm. Toukley Sunday Market Coles car park - Yarralla Rd, 7am - 1pm. Variety of stalls. Run every Sunday (weather permitting) Enquiries 0416280589. Wyee Community Markets 2nd Sat each month. Wyee Hall Grounds, Cnr Wyee Rd & Hue Rd, Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Ph: Janet 02 4357 1852. Mangrove Districts Market 2nd Sunday each month corner Wisemans Ferry Road and Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain. Specialising in healthy organic produce to raise funds for our Heritage Hall. Ph: 0439 824 553.

Come to our Market Day Over 20 undercover stalls on site Sausage Sizzle & Light Refreshments available Long Jetty District Senior Citizens’ Club 6 Thompson Street, Long Jetty Saturday 8th September 2012 8am to 12.30pm Also an Official Polling site for Local Government Election


Charity Markets To book a stall or for more details please phone Sue at Fairhaven on 4323 3566 or 0407 757 866 or email

OURIMBAH RSL MARKET Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah. Undercover market held ins ide the Club and flowing onto the verandah. Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15 (Sat 10am-2pm) ARKET



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DAVISTOWN RSL MARKET (Sun 9am-2pm) 19 Murna Rd, Davistown. Undercover market held in the Club’s Auditorium and flowing onto the verandah. Sept 16, Oct–no market, Nov 18, Dec 16 

The Olive Tree Market

Avoca Beachside Markets Avoca Beachside Markets is on every 4th Sunday at Heazlett Park Foreshore. The beautiful waterfront location has had comments such as “beautiful vibe, Byron Bay feel, loads of colour, great areas to relax and top quality food and art “. With live music all day from Lizotte’s, international food area, 100+ handmade local arts and crafts stalls including jewellery, clothing, condiments, homewares and much more. The Garden Basket features fresh produce with local products such as Little Creek Cheese, Bangerz and Mosh Sausages, Delightfully Fresh Organics, Ludo’s Breads, Margins Mushrooms, Fresh Flowers, Spices and much more. The “Enchanted Craft Circle “continues to grow every month for little souls to hang out while mum and dad shop. Come and see what the buzz is every 4th Sunday each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore 9am-2pm. Avoca Beachside Markets – the Coast’s Premier Arts and Musicians Market.

The Olive Tree Market is one of Newcastle and The Hunter's most unique attractions and the home to over 100 artists and designers with delicious food, produce and local music. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month and the next market will be held on September 1st at The Junction Public School. Spend a day wandering amongst the vibrant stalls and take home goods from the people who made them.

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That's Entertainment A Diamond Jubilee and You’re Invited! Wyong Drama Group is celebrating 60 years of entertaining our local community and true to that spirit it is having a birthday celebration to which the whole community is invited. The party will be in the usual venue of Wyong Memorial Hall starting at 6 pm on September 8th. For a change the group members are not performing. Instead they will join in as everyone kicks back or toe-taps or dances to the lively music of At The Hop’s music of the 50s and 60s with a special tribute to Johnny O’Keefe and a Las Vegas Showgirls segment. Why not dress up in the fashion of that era? Many of us will be! A three course spit-roast dinner completes what promises to be a glorious night of celebratory fun. The evening is BYO. Tickets are $35. Ring Robyn on 43534353 and come and join us! Saturday September 8th 6pm

WHAT'S ON AT AMAZEMENT YOUR OWN LEE YOUNG 'ONCE' A Musical Autobiography Written by Lee Young With Frank Gauntlet Musical Director Michael Huxley Bold and beautiful True Stories of An Extraordinary Life. Featuring stories of Richard Burton - Benny Hill - Marlene Dietrich - Danny Kaye - Peter Sellers Elizabeth Taylor - Frankie Howerd - Vera Lynn - Edith Piaf - Judy Garland - Ann Emery - Peta Toppano. Show starts 1pm - lunch 12pm - $40

with lunch, show only $30.

7pm - Tickets $30 BYOG and nibbles. Wednesday 12th September Amazement 170 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek. For bookings or more information call: (02) 4353 9900


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. Entry fee $4 adult, conc. & children $3. Owned and maintained by the all volunteer BWHS Inc.

25-27 Henry Kendall St West Gosford. Ph: 4325 2270 fax: 4322 2589


Noel Coward was worried that his legacy would be forgotten. Far from it!  His plays are regularly performed throughout the world and his songs, both witty and sentimental, continue to delight. Many of his songs his songs, such as Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington, have not lost their relevance, appeal or humour.  Robert Green has been passionate about all things Coward for over 30 years and he revels in the opportunity to present his music to audiences old and new. This is guaranteed to be a wonderfully entertaining evening at the maze. Saturday 27th October Amazement 170 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek. For bookings or more information call: (02) 4353 9900

Dam Festival Warragamba 21 October Dam Fest is hosted by Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre Inc., a not-for-profit organisation providing services to the community. Featuring a Car and Bike Show with awesome trophies to be won, the show is enhanced by amusement rides for the children, market stalls for the parents, free entertainment all day long, and more. Helicopter rides are available, flying over the Warragamba catchment, this year at full capacity. There will be a free animal farm so children can experience first-hand interaction with a variety of animals. The Festival will have a very special visitor; ‘Rexie’ the baby T-Rex will be making an appearance. A feature of the day is the Billy Cart derby; always a thrilling event with lots of good hearted rivalry for the prizes. Experience the fire trucks first hand and a live fire display by the NSW Fire Brigade, reinforcing the serious lessons in fire safety. The Rural Fire Service, National Parks and Wildlife, and NSW Police have displays on the day and this is a great way for everyone to meet our ‘community protectors’ and learn something of what they do and the role they play in our everyday lives. Enjoy exhibits by these groups, as well as Senior Citizens, Men's Shed, Warradale Art Group. For an absolutely fabulous day out, take the drive to Warragamba and join in the fun. Held in the beautiful picnic grounds of Warragamba Recreation Reserve you can experience the Visitors Centre and view Warragamba Dam. You will be amazed by the interactive display in the Visitors Centre, something nobody should miss; a truly amazing educational feature. For further information:; email: or phone 02 4774 1273. Entry $5 adult, $2 child.

Simply Sicilian

Azzuro Blu Wharf, The Entrance. "What a lovely evening out. Although it was raining we were able to park within a few metres of Azzuro Blu Wharf, The Entrance where The Italian Restaurant, right on the Waterfront is situated. We were so well served, cold water on the table, a comprehensive wine list, friendly service along with authentic Italian food - it doesn't get much better than that. Oysters, sweet fresh Sydney Rock Oysters were shared by 3 guests at our table. They were succulent Mornay, Kilpatrick and Natural, whilst I enjoyed a Chicken Caesar Salad as an entree. Our main dishes were delightful. 2 of our party of 4 had the Scampi Alla Grillia dressed with lemon juice and garlic with rocket salad and shaved parmesan and cherry tomatoes. They thoroughly enjoyed the scampi, our other guest had the Enzo Prawns sauteed with garlic and chili in Napolitana sauce. While I admired the presentation and taste of their meals my favourite was definitely my own. Home made light, fluffy gnocci with a delicate cream sauce accompanied by Sauteed King Prawns and fresh Asparagus - it doesn't get much better than that. The menu is more exciting than standard Italian restaurants, a great way to relax and enjoy."

Simply Sicilian Restaurant Pizzeria is well known to its locals for their great service, excellent food and their diversity of tantalising, mouth-watering desserts. Now into their ninth year of operation, restaurant owners Joe and Jenny, together with their fabulous team of staff has had the honour of servicing the local area for almost a decade. Simply Sicilian Restaurant Pizzeria, presents a combination of Southern Italian cuisine mixed with today’s modern ingredients and an assortment of traditional and gourmet pizzas, is their unique way of offering an extensive menu to cater for all. Open Tuesday to Sunday nights, now licensed and offering a dine-in promotion for: 2 courses @$24.90 per person or 3 courses @ $28.90 per person. Only available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Plus new Takeaway package meal deals on offer. 268 Main Road, Toukley. Tel: 4397 1877

Carolyn Sinclair, Owner/Chef (Retired) Old Courthouse Restaurant, Minmi, Hunter Valley.

Tasting on the Coast

The Italian Restaurant

Seacoast Fishing The freshest seafood on the Coast... On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, our boys Peter, Mark and Blane bring their daily catch for Sue and staff to sell direct to the public. During the winter months, Snapper, Ocean Jackets, Bream and Trevally are plentiful. We also sell fresh local Oysters and buy in New Zealand Salmon, Ocean Trout and fresh Crystal Bay Prawns or fresh Tigers or Kings, (whatever is best that week). Peter has been fishing for about 27 years and has plenty of experience knowing where to place his traps. Mark is our youngest partner and is very knowledgeable also and Blane is our excellent deckey. Seacoast Ffishing have just purchased a new fishing boat 16 mtr Spinnaway 11, the boys can now travel much further and find new territory, especially looking for Lobsters (season starts in a few months). During September our boys do a lot of repairs to Spinnaway and trap building ready for the warmer months, which are not far away! Open Thursday & Friday 12.30 to 6pm and Saturday 9 to 6pm. Please call for updated catch info 4368 6160 Patanga Street, Kincumber


Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm - Firefly Bistro

Coffee on the Coast

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 to Sat 6.30am to 5pm Sun 6.30am to 2.30pm

Firefly Bistro

Open Thu to Sun 11am to 3pm Superb Coffee & Teas Homemade treats Light Lunches

4356 1836

Only 1 hour from Sydney and Newcastle, the Macadamia Farm and Firefly Bistro is an excellent stopping point for lunch and a stroll through the orchards, and don’t forget to stock up on freshly shelled Macadamias while you are there! Our untreated Macadamia Honey is also not to be missed. You can also buy the best Chocolate Coated Macadamia’s, Macadamia Muesli, and Macadamia Chilli Brittle, as well as Macadamia Naturals beauty products. The Firefly Bistro is nestled at the top of the macadamia orchards in its own rainforest environment, serving the best Espresso Coffee and homemade Macadamia Scones. You can sit outside on the balcony and take in the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully manicured macadamia orchards whilst enjoying a glass of wine (BYO) with lunch or inside with the log fire. Healthy, freshly cooked, quality food is on the menu which you can browse on our website at www. The farm is just 15 minutes from Wyong and the F3 Tuggerah intersection, in the beautiful Yarramalong Valley. Turn right off the Yarramalong Rd onto Macadamia Lane and the farm is just on the left over the river bridge.

34 Macadamia Lane Wyong Creek

Licks Ice Cream LICKS is a family owned and operated business. We have been making our own ice cream, sorbet and yoghurt since 1984. We source our ingredients from local suppliers and make our ice cream on-site following a traditional formula. Available from our shop at The Entrance or from our butterscotch coloured, mobile coffee and ice cream cart found at many local markets. LICKS can cater for customers with special dietary requirements. Our fruit based sorbets are not made with dairy, all our ice cream and yoghurts are egg free and most of our flavours are gluten free. If ice cream is not your thing but you still crave a rich creamy treat – we make our own fudge too! LICKS proudly drink, serve and recommend Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee. Roasted at the base of the Blue Mountains and sourced using Fair Trade Principles. We grind Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee on-site once you have ordered. We choose to use their M-Organic and Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee blends and their organic drinking chocolate.

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Ice Cream Sorbet Yoghurt

Morgan's Coffee

Funky Fudge 105 The Entrance Rd The Entrance

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High Tea at Hatters Tea House Beautiful Beverages from around the world as well as our Local Glee coffee, freshly baked goodies made inhouse daily will tantalise your taste buds as you join us for the best High Tea on the coast.

Come and join us and you will soon be back again and again. Don’t forget to make your booking so we can spoil you on arrival. 281 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Phone (02) 4344 5525

Specialising in High Tea 7 days, 10am - 5pm

281 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 02 4344 5525

café ■ gallery nursery ■ gardens Vegetarian Café Organic Coffee Gifts A relaxing sanctuary Open 7 Days 9am to 4pm 221 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate. Ph 4365 5810

Coffee on the Coast

Our guests return often to tell us that this is the place for them to bring their family and friends, as not only do we serve such a wonderful variety of treats, the atmosphere is not felt anywhere else as it is at Hatters.

Beautiful Beverages & Tantalising Treats

Tranquil Bamboo Buddha Café Something Special. Something Unique.

‘A feast for the eyes and the taste buds!”

At the Bamboo Buddha, you are surrounded by hippy iconography, tropical rainforest and chiming bellbirds. Tables are spaced widely, so you can dine almost alone. The food is fantastic vegetarian and there are wonderful nooks that you can occupy all to yourself. It is a nirvana of tranquility set in Bali Style Gardens featuring koi and goldfish ponds. It is pet friendly - so feel welcome to bring your pet pooch on a lead. It also has an amazing Psychic/Tarot Reader on weekends. The funkiest Cafe & Gallery on the Central Coast. 221 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate Phone (02) 4365 5810

Serving Glee Coffee, T2 Tea & Blackbird Hot Chocolate. Fine art and vintage collections.

Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or just a browse. Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Sat & Sun 8am to 4pm.


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The Australian Reptile Park Baby Boom There’s a baby-boom at the Australian Reptile Park and there are plenty of reasons to visit these Spring school holidays. You’ll see brand new Tasmanian devil joeys, a baby koala, little wombat, sweet ring tail possum and more! You’ll also see some beautiful reptile babies including our young chameleon, Rango, who is now in a big display of his own and American alligators, tiny turtles and even baby snakes. A new Baby Animal Show will run every day of the school holidays and visitors will be able to meet our babies up close. The Australian Reptile Park is the hands-on zoo and visitors have the chance to meet animals up close when our keepers rove with reptiles between 11am – 2pm daily. Stacks of interesting wildlife shows run from 9.45am to 3.45pm every day, so learn about Tasmanian devils, koalas and see a deadly funnel web and venomous snake milking. Enjoy a visit to the Lost World of Reptiles, Spider World (including Tarantula-ville) and Frog Hollow. Visitors can grab a photo with an alligator, giant Burmese python, koala and wombat every day of the holidays. Food is available at the Hard Croc Café, or visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or BBQ and enjoy lunch in the bushland setting and hand-feed the friendly kangaroos. Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250 Ph: 02 4340 1022

Guy Strazz Quartet CD Launch! The multi awarded guitarist extraordinaire and his hot band launch Eastern Blues (Rufus/ Universal) at Lizotte’s 1/3 Avoca Drive, Kincumber, NSW on Thursday 6 September at 8.30pm. Guy is an acoustic and electric guitarist/ composer, a two times APRA Award nominee, Jazz APRA Award winner and recipient of the Oz Council Music Fellowship Award. Gigs/ performances/recordings with: Vince Jones, Don Burrows, Slava Grigoryan, Kate Ceberano, Don Andrews, Bobby Singh, George Golla, Mike Stern, and John Forman. Guy's performances/tours include: The Basement, Lizottes, the Opera House, Japan Expo, Jazz Yatra (India), Clusone Jazz (Italy), Melbourne and Wangaratta International Jazz Festivals, and Adelaide International Guitar Festival. He was Director of Contemporary Music Studies at the Central Coast Conservatorium 2008-2011 and currently teaches guitar at the C.C. Conservatorium. Normally appears on the Coast as guest soloist with the Rodric White Trio. Bookings: (02) 4368 2017

& Terry Oldfield

Yogaways Studio 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal Sunday 9th of September Doors Open 5:00pm $25.00 Adult Children Free Bookings: Mardi 0419 003 454 Dayasagar 0448 250 445


Fun with wine (and other things) If you haven’t tried the Portuguese chocolate mousse at Sabor then you haven’t been to heaven. Sabor is hidden down Wilderness Road and is the newest attraction in the Hunter Valley. Fernando and Renata made the tree change from Sydney after winning 11 medals at Sydney Royal Easter Show. Die for the best ever chocolate soufflé made with the world’s best chocolate Callebaut or a chocolate dipping plate of different house-made delights matched with a liquor Muscat. On a more savoury note and still on

When you visit Tocal Homestead it's hard to imagine days gone by. Tales of architects and graziers, bushrangers, businessmen, social reform and philanthropy are woven through the highs and lows of life on this unique property.

food the new seasons olives and oils are now out and about. Adina on Lovedale road processes most of the local olives Open Sat, Sun & public holidays and you can taste all of them there. March to November Cold beer and chilli olives are terrific or 10am - 3pm perhaps try a crisp Verdelho with garlic Tocal Road, Paterson olives. Another top tip is lemon myrtle Ph 4939 8901 w/days oil - perfect to cook your fish in, to use Ph 4939 8939 w/ends as dipping oil or in salads. While you’re there try the caramelised balsamic vinegar especially with ice cream & strawberries or drizzled over your salad. “Wine improves with age – the older I get the more I like it”


26 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW 2250 02 4323 2311

Saturday Oct 13, Frankie Valley & the Four Seasons Tribute Dinner Show Tickets $40.00

Family bistro open daily lunch & dinner | CafĂŠ daily from 9am Free weekend entertainment | Indoor kids playroom Events centre

Take a break! The 4 star Galaxy Motel is centrally located on the Central Coast and only 1 hours drive north of Sydney, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Visit for a virtual tour or call 02 4323 1711 26 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW

The Ashwood Motel is now owned & operated by Gosford RSL Club. All rooms will be fully renovated over the coming months, resulting in a quality 3 star motel located just off the F3 highway. The Breakfast Bar is now open daily 5.30-9.30am with our BIG breakfast only $10.00 for club members. 73 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW 4324 6577

Central Coast - September  

iMag is a monthly full colour information guide for the Central Coast region with what to see, where to go and what to do etc

Central Coast - September  

iMag is a monthly full colour information guide for the Central Coast region with what to see, where to go and what to do etc