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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.

Ken Duncan Gallery 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights, NSW Phone 02 4367 6701 Open daily from 10am www.kenduncan.com

Firefly Bistro Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and our other Macadamia products are also available for sale in the Cafe. Coaches are welcome but pre-booking is essential.

Thu to Sun 11am – 3pm

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Bookings 4356 1836 34 Macadamia Lane, Wyong Creek, NSW 2259 www.yarramalongmacadamiafarm.com.au


TERRIGAL VOGUE www.terrigalvogue.com.au

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 info@terrigalvogue.com.au

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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 www.theitalianrestaurant.com.au www.facebook.com/the 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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October

Contents

Welcome to the Central Coast in October.

Eyes photography on page 15 these opportunities don’t come along too often.

The school holidays continue into October and with the warmer weather there are so many opportunities for fun outdoor activities.

If you are on a mission to find the best Coffee on the Coast we have a great start for you on pages 28 & 29, we use all of them because we love good coffee. If you have found others that we have not mentioned please let us know so we can try them and perhaps pass them on too.

The entertainment at The Entrance waterfront is very child-focused during school holidays. While you are there don’t forget to pay a visit to the famous historic carousel, buy your ice cream from Licks and perhaps Dine at The Italian Restaurant. October we celebrate Trick or Treating in Kibble Park. See page 27 for more information and start making your costume for a Howling great fun afternoon and evening up to midnight the bewitching hour.

Whatever you choose to do in spring on the Coast enjoy yourself, take your iMag with you and let our advertisers know how you found them. Stay well and happy!

iMag has some tickets to give away this month. Go to page 10 for details of how to participate and please enter to have a photo shoot done by Innocent

What’s On That’s Entertainment iGallery Regional Map Markets Coffee on the Coast Going to the Hunter

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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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Mud, Sport & Cars – all on the Central Coast! It’s not often you’re encouraged to get down and dirty, but that’s exactly the opportunity available on the Central Coast this month! Two ways you can do this are the Raw Challenge Mud Run on October 13 at Doyalson, and the Adrenathon at Glenworth Valley on the same weekend. Both provide an exciting, adrenaline pumping and challenging course to test your fitness, agility, strength and stamina… so pick one and register now to get amongst the mud and fun! If you prefer to watch, then you should get to Australia’s most stunning stadium, Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium, where the Central Coast Mariners are back in action from October 14 hosting their first home match of the season against Perth Glory. The Mariners play 13 home games at the waterside Gosford venue between October and March, so make sure you catch a few throughout the season. The Central Coast Rugby 7’s at Kanwal on the last weekend of October will also present an opportunity

to watch international talent right here on the Central Coast. Toward the end of the month, it’s all about the grease! On the weekend of October 26-28, Chromefest returns to The Entrance for the annual weekend of show and shine, live entertainment and old fashioned rock’n’roll culture! Again – if you prefer to just watch, then you can’t miss the Gosford Musical Society’s production of Grease, showing at Laycock Street Theatre from October 26 through to November. With several market and community fair events scattered throughout October, there’s something for everyone this October on the Central Coast.

Bluetongue Stadium

Also don’t forget to check out our list of 52 Local Secrets. All the info is on our website, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too! Chromefest

Phone: 1300 132 975 for more information visit www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

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What's On October Every Monday from 8th Oct Same Shepard's Fool For Love

Wed 10th & Thur 11th Josh Pyke

Fri 26th to Sun 28th Chromefest

Sat 6th & 20th The Entrance Farmers Markets

til Oct 7 Kids School Holiday Ideas see www.visitcentralcoast.com.au for the full list. Wed 3rd Bells at Killcare Cooking School - Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000 Wed 3rd Manhattan Short Film Festival Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677 Thu 4th Horse Racing - Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Thu 4th Rhonda Birchmore in Legs 11 Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Thu 4th Spy vs Spy - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Fri 5th Johnny Cash: The Concert Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 6th Food and Wine Fare - Memorial Hall, Pearl Beach. Enquiries 4344 2319 Sat 6th The Entrance Farmers Markets Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sun 7th Back to the Tivoli - The Show Room, Mingara. Tickets 4349 7788 Every Mon from 8th Same Shepard’s Fool For Love, Live on Stage at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, 12 & 7.30pm. Until Sat 3rd Nov. 0414 338 711 or www.trybooking.com/bwwv Wed 10th & Thu 11th Josh Pyke - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Thu 11th Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Fri 12th Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 13th Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 13th Raw Challenge Mud Run - Doyalson. Enquiries www.rawchallenge.com.au Sat 13th Tania Kernaghan - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 13th & Sun 14th Gems & Treasures Festival - Mingara Event Centre. Enquiries 4388 9121

Sat 13th Tania Kernaghan

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Sat 13th & Sun 14th  Adrenathon - Glenworth Valley. Enquiries www.adrenathon.com Sun 14th Peninsula Waterfront Art Markets Anderson Reserve. Enquiries 0416 162 067 Sun 14th Football: Mariners v Perth Glory Bluetongue Stadium. Tickets 132 849 Fri 19th to Sun 21st Shelly & Wileman Exhibition - Diggers at The Entrance. 9817 7063 Sat 20th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 20th Spring Markets - 209 Brisbane Water Dr, Point Clare. Enquiries 0407 757 866 Sat 20th Mangrove Mountain Country Fair - Mangrove Mountain. Enquiries 0424 079 442 Sat 20th & Sun 21st 5 Lands Art Trail - Various Locations. Details www.5landsarttrail.com Sun 21st Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival. Enquiries 4369 8317 Sun 21st  Steiner School Spring Fair Fountaindale. Enquiries 4362 3400 Sun 21st Concertante Ensemble, 2.30pm Greenway Chapel, Avoca Drive, Green Point Bookings 4324 7477 Sun 21st Horse Racing - Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Mon 22nd NSW Primary School Touch Finals - Warnervale. Enquiries 4392 7493 Fri 26th The Funny Honeys: Girls Night In The Show Room, Mingara. Tickets 4349 7788 Fri 26th to Sun 28th     Chromefest The Entrance. Enquiries 4333 5377 Fri 26th til mid-Nov  GMS presents GREASE Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 27th Trick or Treat & Midday Monster Mash - Gosford City. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 27th & Sun 28th   Rugby Union: Central Coast 7’s - Kanwal. Enquiries 0413 517 781 Sun 28th Avoca Beachside Markets Avoca Beach. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Sun 28th Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Sun 28th Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017


Marine Rescue Terrigal Marine Rescue Terrigal is one of the smaller Marine Rescue units in the Central Coast region. Size however, is not a significant issue, since service to the community and the safety of life in a marine environment are the reasons for its existence as a voluntary organization. Size of membership does not restrict Marine Rescue Terrigal in its essential duties of risk response in a marine area ranging from Box Head in the South, to Norah Head in the north, approximately 20 nautical miles (37.04 km) and 30 nautical miles (55.5 km) seawards, which amounts to an area of 1111.2 sq km of sea surface. During fundraising activities within the community, which are necessary for the unit's survival, a larger number of members would be of advantage as through more members and supporters fundraising would be more effective. New Members are always welcome and contact can be made via the Marine Rescue N.S.W. website. Patron is the honourable Chris Hartcher MP.

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Patonga Camping Area The Camping Area boasts luscious green lawns, which are adjacent to the water and white sandy beach. Perfect if you want to take a boat down, enjoy a spot of fishing or just have a swim. Pack a picnic and take a bushwalk through the surrounding Brisbane Waters National Park. There are electric BBQs on-site, a tennis court, kids’ playground and more. The camping ground offers exclusive use of its amenities to campers. There are disabled amenities, a family room and laundry facilities. We offer powered and unpowered sites for tents and caravans. There is a brand new kiosk offering ice, ice creams, coffee, snacks, bait, and a whole lot more! For more information, or to make a booking, contact us today on 4325 8222.

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 www.rcswebsites.com.au and email us for a quote at info@rcswebsites.com www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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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. www.monthlyimag.com.au/ 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 www.grsl.com.au for more details. 26 central Coast Hwy West Gosford. 4323 2311


Penrose Garden & Aquarium

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That's Entertainment ALEXANDER THE GREAT: 2000 YEARS OF TREASURES Exclusive to the Australian Museum in Sydney from 24 November Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures is the most exciting and prestigious classical culture exhibition ever to be hosted by the Australian Museum in Sydney and features the largest collection of treasures ever to come to Australia from the world famous State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. This exhibition will be exclusive to Sydney. The exhibition includes over 400 objects from classical antiquity through to the modern age from both Western and Non-Western origins, spanning a period of almost 2500 years.

Schools Spectacular FRIDAY 23 & SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER. 2012 marks the 29th year of one of Australia’s most colourful and inspiring events on the entertainment calendar, the Schools Spectacular. This year 3,600 students from 400 NSW public schools will showcase their talent and hard work in an epic production of music, song and dance, dazzling costumes and brilliant choreography that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Signature pieces that people travel from all over the world to the State Hermitage to see, including the famous Gonzaga cameo and the polished black basalt statue of Cleopatra VII will be on display!

This year’s theme OUR TIME speaks directly from the heart of the young performers. It is their time to stand in the spotlight and shine. It is their time to make a difference, their time to showcase their passions and talent, and their time to develop into the future leaders that shape this nation.

Ticket prices: Note: additional booking fees may apply Adult $24 / Child (5 to 15 yrs) $12 / Family (2 adults + 2 children) $60 / Concession $18/ Children under 5 years free. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au or by calling 136 100 www.alexandersydney.com.au

Sydney Entertainment Centre, 35 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour Fri 23 Nov @1pm & 7.30pm; Sat 24 Nov @ 2pm & 7.30pm Prices: $63.00 Adult, $41.50 Conc (child 5-15yrs) Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 883 622 www.schoolsspectacular.com.au

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Central Coast Carriages, Fernbank Farm

Wyong to Yarramalong Koorinya Park Gardens

The Central Coast’s Beautiful Hinterland Explore some of the most beautiful countryside in New South Wales – less than half an hour from the beach! Wyong, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong boast not only superb views, but an exciting range of activities, attractions and experiences for the whole family.

What to See & Do z Sample delicious and locally made cheese at Little Creek Cheese Factory. z Wander through the mazes and meet and pat the friendly animals on site at Amazement. z Visit the Award Winning Koorinya Park Gardens for a picnic or as the venue for that special event. z Visit the Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm for yummy nut produce. z Experience the tranquil Karma Spa Health & Beauty Sanctuary for holistic beauty treatments.

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Viewing by appointment only. Please ring (02) 4376 1220. Koorinya Park Gardens is situated high above the beautiful Yarramalong Valley with magnificent Ocean Views. The three acres of landscaped gardens which have been awarded Wyong Shire and the Central Coast grand champion during the past 30 years of competition make an ideal venue for weddings, namings, re-affirmations, commitments, with a beautiful Bridal Arch, Gazebo, fish pond, conveniences, undercover area. Bring your morning tea or lunch if desired. Hot water available on request. Cover charge applies. koorinyapark@yarramalongvalley.com.au 336 Forest Road, KULNURA Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P.

Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

Little Creek Cheese Here at Little Creek Cheesen we offer a range of wonderful types of cheese in different flavours. We tell our customers how good our cheeses are when they are used in Salads or cheese plates. With the warmer weather here we have decided to practice what we preach. We are proud to introduce our Fresh Garden Salad Range, which is available from our shop and also from some of the markets that we regularly attend. On offer are 4 different Salads, one plain with no added cheese, one with our awarded Dill and Garlic Salad Cheese, another with our awarded Pan Fried Haloumi and the last with our Marinated Yoghurt Cheese (Labna). These are ready to eat. We will even give you a plastic knife and fork set to take so you can enjoy it down by the Beautiful Wyong River. They are available in two sizes, small and large, the large being perfect as a salad to take home and enjoy with dinner.

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A great day for the whole Family with mazes, games, Café and lots of cuddly animals. Games Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch Fri, Sat & Sundays from 8.30am. Scrumptious homemade food Open every Weekend, public & School holidays Weekdays on request for Schools, Buses and Coaches 170 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek Ph: 4353 9900

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Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio is now back in full swing after a taking a break whilst Alison was in Europe to investigate new and old trends in the glass world. First stop was Mornico Losana, Italy to work with world renowned glass artist, Miriam di Fiore, for the opportunity to work in her private studio and concentrate fully on the ‘Painting with Light” concept/technique of fusing glass. As a result portraiture in glass is something we are going to develop further. Then it was on to Murano, Venice, to catch up with old friends and to be invited to think about running some classes there in the not too distant future. This is a very exciting project currently under investigation. An 18 hour train trip ending in a ferry ride saw Alison arrive in Malta, (that’s a story in itself ) here she met with the founder of Valetta Glass and was given a private tour of his glassmaking facility.

Open 7 days for social clubs or group functions. Bookings required. Open Sat & Sun - Home style cooking, Devonshire teas. Book your Murder Mysteries Party. 1617 Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong 4356 1066

Charlie’s Cottage 25 Ravensdale Rd, Ravensdale, Yarramalong Valley.

A Heritage Cottage with modern conveniences

4356 1254 or gailbrigden@ hotmail.com

Paris was the final destination and a visit to the International Stained Glass Centre in Chartres. The knowledge, experience and inspiration gained on this journey are going to prove invaluable to the future direction of new works that we will be producing. You will find Creative Moods Stained Glass Studio every 4th Sunday at Avoca Beachside Markets, Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach or ring 43535155 for an appointment to discuss how we can bring your art glass dream to reality.

leadlight | fused | slumped | stained

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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Koorinya Park

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Award winning gardens. Perfect for a wedding. Or just to wander through, have a picnic and dream.

Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P Marriage Celebrant

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Phone: 02 4376 1220 koorinyapark@yarramalongvalley.com.au

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Appointed 1994 -AFCC - Sydney/Country , Lower Hunter & Hunter Valley Ask about special deal for couples getting married at Mercure Kooindah Waters, or Fernbank Farm, Wyong Creek- 0414615233

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

Open 7days 6.30am to 6.30pm. 1625 Yarramalong Rd YARRAMALONG ph: 02 4356 1222

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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Available Fridays and Saturdays at Yarramalong Showroom or by appointment Mob: 0438 534 954 Email: deborah@deborahbuckleyartisan.com.au BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS, FARM STAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS Home of Central Coast Carriages By appointment only. Telephone 0414 541901 to enquire.

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Toukley & Districts Art Society

Pauline Heap Still Life

The Toukley and Districts Art Society, in it's home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, Wallarah Park, Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene. On display during October are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with hand-painted porcelain, hand-painted silk, craftwork, jewellery, and original cards. All the artwork is by the Society's local members and is all for sale, at reasonable prices. The Annual Memorial, winner of the Robert Doyle Art Prize, for a landscape Bush scene, is Peter Tassell. Donna Gilbertson will hold a workshop in pastels, on Monday 22nd October, from 9.30am to 3pm. Paintings classes are held each wednesday, from 9am to 12pm, by Peter Tassell for a fee of $5 and wednesday afternoon from 12 to 3pm by Donna Gilbertson for a fee of $20. All are welcome to attend. The Art and Information Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm. The entry is free, a donation is welcome. For information call 4392 4666 or visit www.toukleyartgallery.com.au

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The Gosford Art Prize Galleries One, Two and Foyer: 29 September to 25 November The Gosford Art Prize dates back to the early 1970s where it began in community halls and shopping centres. We are proud that the prize has found a home at the Gosford Regional Gallery and has become an important part of the annual program. The prize supports local artists and encourages artists and visitors from across New South Wales to visit Gosford. Prizes are awarded for various categories including: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and 2-dimensional work. In 2011, a record 616 entries were received, with 165 works included in the exhibition. Free artists’ talks will be held every Saturday at 2pm during the exhibition period.

2011 Gosford Art Prize Overall Winner: The Source by Neil Taylor

Peter Tassell Bush scene, winner of Annual Robert Doyle Memorial Art Prize

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Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au www.gosfordregionalgallery.com Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

AUSTRALIAN SEABIRD RESCUE

Tile Art Sales Danielle Morrison Studio - Gallery 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 danielle.morrison@hotmail.com

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Innocent Eyes Photography A world apart from typical studio portraits, we create natural photographs that leave you feeling… 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@ innocenteyesphotography.com

Learn how to ‘trick’ your point and shoot into doing what YOU want. By Justin Aveling Innocent Eyes Photography The traditional point and shoot camera was designed largely to be used in Auto mode where it makes the decisions about what settings to choose. Having said this, even the most basic entry level point and shoot digital camera comes with a variety of shooting modes which give you the ability to tell the camera what situation you’re shooting in and what type of photo you’re hoping to take. If you’re looking for shallow depth of field (ie. your foreground and background blurry- see example below) shoot in Portrait mode as this will trigger your camera to choose a wider aperture. If you’re looking for a wider depth of field (ie everything in focus) shoot in Landscape mode where the camera selects small apertures in this mode. If you’re looking for a fast shutter speed choose ‘Sports’ mode as in this mode it’s assuming you want to freeze fast moving subjects. Of course none of these modes allow you to get specific about the settings your camera chooses but they do give you a bit more control than you might think you have. I look forward to sharing more tips with you next month. Happy shooting! info@innocenteyesphotography.com www.innocenteyesphotography.com

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. Seacoast Fishing 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. Open Thursday & Friday 12.30 to 6pm and Saturday 9 to 6pm. Please call for updated catch info 4368 6160 Patanga Street, Kincumber

CHRISTMAS

EXHIBITION & SALE Purchase your unique gifts for the festive season at the Central Coast Potters' Society's end of year exhibition and sale. 22 November - 06 December Studio Gallery 1, Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford 02 4324 5343 www.ccpotters.org info@ccpotters.org

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BANJOS

BUSHLAND RETREAT

The Ultimate Escape A Magical Retreat ... hugged by bush and wildlife!   • Offering just 3 luxury 5 Star lodges (2 - 24 guests) • Exclusive recreational facilities • High energy activities to total relaxation • Come and enjoy our wonderful retreat & fabulous wildlife! Summer Hill Road,Vacy 2421 Ph: (02) 9403 3388 Email: bookings@banjosretreat.com.au

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

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Seacoast Fishing Open Thursdays & Fridays 12.30 - 6pm Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday if available all week school holidays

Cnr Scenic Rd & Patanga St Kincumber Tel: 4368 6160

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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...

Tuesdays...

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

Wednesdays...

1st Sunday of the Month

Little Blues Festival

Toukley Golf Club Bistro located in Key Street Toukley plays host to the Little Blues Festival on the first Sunday of the month featuring international and local artists. Entry is FREE. Bookings are essential call John on 4396 1500. For further information call Julia on 0413 611 043.

Enjoy some retail therapy in Toukley, East Toukley and Norah Head. See www.greatertoukley.org 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

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Thursdays...

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

Fridays...

Mega Meat Raffle Every Friday Night $800 in meat trays to be won. Tickets on sale from 5:30pm and drawn from 7pm

Sundays...

Happy Hour 7 days a week 5 - 6pm (members only)

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

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

Meat & Sporties Cash Raffle on sale from 4:30pm / 6pm draw

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Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

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

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OCTOBER Entertainment Every Sunday

Toukley Sunday Markets

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

Friday 5th Karen O'Shea Saturday 6th 60's Chart Toppers (Band Night) Friday 12th Howard Shearman Saturday 13th Steve Warren Friday 19th Michael Mills Saturday 20th Dave Owen Friday 26th KARAOKE Saturday 27th Open Fire (Band Night)


• 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: RCroker@norahheadsports.com

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: enquiries@rockpoolretreat.com.au

www.rockpoolretreat.com.au

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

Norah Head

Lighthouse

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

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The Entrance © Glen Scarborough

The Entrance

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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)

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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

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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 www.theentrance.org

...will take you there!

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 Thursday 4th October 2012 Memorial park from 11am PCYC Fun day

Saturday 20th October 2012 Memorial Park 8am-1pm Farmers Market

Saturday 6th October 2012 Memorial Park 8am-1pm Farmers Market

Sails Stage 11am-3pm Skyepoint

Sails stage 11am-3pm Dexter Moore

Skyepoint

Sunday 21st October 2012 Sails Stage Mal Gatt Trio Friday, Saturday, Sunday 26th, 27th, 28th October 2012 Memorial Park Chromefest

Dexter Moore

Sunday 7th October 2012 Sails Stage 11am-3pm Jumpin’ Jivin’ Sundays with DJ Vinnie

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

The Haas Family Carnival

Saturday 13th October 2012 Sails Stage 11am-3pm About Face Duo

Sunday 14th October 2012 Memorial Park 10am-2pm Coast to Lake Community Walk

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

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Brisbane Water Oyster Festival Sunday 11th November Celebrating its 12th year the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival is all systems go for another great day of food, wine and entertainment. The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the partnership with Gosford City Council and the Ettalong Beach Club who has secured the festival for another year. Matthew Wales, President of the Chamber of Commerce says the festival brings thousands of people, not only to the Peninsula, but to the Central Coast for the weekend or just for the day. “Our festival has become a destination event which brings tourist dollars to our area, it supports our accommodation places, our local restaurants and cafes and we are very pleased to have a real partnership with the Gosford Council and with the Ettalong Beach Club. Without them the festival just wouldn’t be happening” said Matthew Wales. The festival is held annually at the Ettalong Beach waterfront on Sunday 11th November, on Remembrance Day which the festival will observe at 11am. ‘The Woodchop Spectacular’ is on again this year with the axemen competing for major prizes and the festival trophy in the woodchop arena.

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Entertainment on the Sunday will commence at 9.30am with the well known rock ‘n roll band ‘On the Prowl’ and at 1pm the ultimate Abba tribute band ‘Fabba’ who will have everyone up singing and dancing the afternoon away. Due to public demand the famous ‘How Many Oysters Can You Eat in 60 Seconds” will now have two sessions with each winner receiving a lunch for two cruising the Sydney Harbour courtesy of Travelworld Deepwater Plaza Woy Woy. The festival will have over 50 art & craft, retail, and corporate stalls throughout the streets plus the famous ‘Sydney Rock’ oysters, a variety of food stalls cooking sensational cuisine in the food arena. Well known wine companies presenting chilled wines from the Hunter Valley and cold ales from the Ettalong Beach Club Beer Stall will be all there to savour. “It is our 12th year and each year the festival grows even bigger with new events and more to see and do for the whole family” said Matthew Wales. “Our Chamber puts in a lot of effort to present a first class food and wine festival to promote our local area and to showcase our beautiful waterways.

I’m excited about this year as it shaping up to be great fun with lot’s to do and see for everyone to enjoy.” All bookings and inquiries can be made through Event Manager Deborah Lowndes on 0416 126 215 or email Deborah on deborah@gonedote.com All information and applications for a stall can be found on www.oysterfestival.com.au


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.

• OPEN 7 DAYS • HALF CABIN, OPEN & ALUMINIUM BOATS • BAIT & FISHING GEAR AVAILABLE AT KIOSK • EXPLORE THE BRISBANE WATERS 3A Petit St Booker Bay

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.

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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 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

BBQ BOAT www.andersonsmarina.com.au

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

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Sunday 11th November

• The Woodchop Spectacular • "How Many Oysters Can You Eat" Competition • Sensational Seafood, Wine & Beer • Unique Arts & Craft Stalls • Entertainment including 'On the Prowl' & 'Fabba' • Paviers Amusements plus horse rides and bungee jumping... and much more!

For more info – www.oysterfestival.com.au or phone 0424 644 448 24

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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

MOTEL PARADISO

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

CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MENU

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

$33 per person GST Inclusive

CHRISTMAS BUFFET MENU

$55

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 enquiries@ettalongbeachtouristresort.com.au www.ettalongbeachtouristresort.com.au www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Monthly Markets Guide Markets

Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. www.fixxevents.com.au 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, 6 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 (No Market in October) 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 info@gosfordcity.com.au. 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. www.megamarkets.com.au. 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.

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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. The Olive Tree Market The Junction Public School. Sat 6th Oct, 9am - 3pm. See advert on page 27. 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.

Fairhaven

Charity Markets To book a stall or for more details please phone Sue at Fairhaven on 4323 3566 or 0407 757 866 or email sue.chidgey@fairhavenservices.org.au

OURIMBAH RSL MARKET Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah. All-weather undercover market held in the Club’s Auditorium. Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15 (Sat 10am-2pm) ARKET

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DAVISTOWN RSL MARKET (Sun 9am-2pm)  19 Murna Rd, Davistown. All-weather undercover market held in the Club’s Auditorium. 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 “. Featuring 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, Batlow Apple Man, 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 and create works of art. Come and see what people have been buzzing about every 4th Sunday each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore 9am-2pm. IMAG half page ad_GBID 10/09/12 5:46 PM Page 1 www.fixxevents.com.au

The Olive Tree Market is ready for the warmer months with new stalls and lots of amazing original work on offer at Newcastle and The Hunters Dedicated Art and Design Market this October 6th. Octobers market will include: original cards and prints from Wisteria Paper, gorgeous candles in vintage cups by KW Creations, art works from vintage record covers by Safetypin Design, leather bags & satchels from Frejj Designs, organic skin care from Blossom Eco Skincare, cute girls clothing from Pretty Pickings, textile art from Monkey & Bee, fashion by Miss Fancypants of Wanderlust Clothing, wooden clocks from Honeybeegoods and handmade glass jewellery from Blonde Samurai. Don’t forget to book in The Olive Tree Market Christmas Market, At the Junction which will be held Public School on DECEMBER 1st! Newcastle's Independent Design & Art Market The launching pad for over 100 creative minds

Saturday

Oct 6th

9am - 3pm

Rain, Hail or Shine

After the Trick or Treat it’s then off to the Haunted House in Kibble Park for the

Children can dance along to spooky songs with stalls, giveaways, kid’s kooky activities with mummy wrapping, yucky dip, piñatas, graveyard treasure hunt and much, much more! Ghoulies & Gremlins trick or treat maps will be available from participating Gosford City stores. Monster Mash is suitable for children aged 0 to 15 years old.

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Alberts Internet Café

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

Just near Wyong Railway Station you’ll find Alberts Café & Takeaway. The Coffee at Alberts is excellent and we enjoy it often. We also love their toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches, these are delicious but our very favourite is THE BIG BREAKFAST, especially when you can sit outside with your furry friend by your side. Alberts big breakfast is on the Menu all day every-day and is probably the best value on the Coast for $12.95 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and a glass of orange juice... Simple food lovingly prepared and served with a smile, that’s Alberts. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Superb Coffee & Teas Homemade treats Light Lunches

4356 1836 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 & Tantalising Treats

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 www.bamboobuddha.com.au

Tranquil Bamboo Buddha Café

Coffee on the Coast

Beautiful Beverages from around the world as well as our Local Glee coffee, freshly baked goodies made in-house daily will tantalise your taste buds as you join us for the best High Tea 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. 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 www.hattersteahouse.com.au

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 www.bamboobuddha.com.au

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

281 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 02 4344 5525 www.hattersteahouse.com.au

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My Country Australia A concert to celebrate the 85th Birthday of The Royal Flying Doctor Service Hear our favourite poets come alive in song... Dorothea Mackellar, Banjo Paterson, C.J. Dennis, Henry Lawson WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 8pm Featuring Jon English, Renae Martin, Barry Ryan, Glenn Cunningham, Darryl Lovegrove, Jennifer Murphy, Michael Halliwell, Tina Harris. Plus 60 piece Orchestra and Choir of 200. MY COUNTRY AUSTRALIA is the third in a series of musical settings of the great Australian poets and follows on from the success in 2009 of Lockley’s, Ballads of the Bush and Symphony of Australia which had its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House in 2007. MY COUNTRY AUSTRALIA includes Clancy of the Overflow, The Convict’s Ballad - a set of verses inspired by the story of Richard Morgan, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle; The Man From Ironbark; Banjo Paterson’s A Singer of the Bush; Cuthbertson’s The Australian Sunrise and Jon English and orchestra performing Waltzing Mathilda. Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House When: Wednesday 31 October at 8pm Tickets: Premium $119.00 | Conc. $109; A Reserve $99.00 | Conc. $89; B Reserve $79.00 | Conc. $69 Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777 www.symphonyofaustralia.com

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Broke Fordwich Spirit of The Vine 2012 Celebrating 10 years of spirited festivities

Broke Fordwich will host its 10th annual Spirit of the Vine festival on the weekend of 20th and 21st October 2012. The festival celebrates a proud Hunter Valley heritage, a strong community spirit and a deep connection with the land. 12 cellars doors, exquisite wines and food, stories and secrets of the region all against the backdrop of stunning scenery.

A Spirit of Place A Spirit of Adventure A Spirit of Community

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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. Open Sat, Sun & public holidays March to November 10am - 3pm Tocal Road, Paterson Ph 4939 8901 w/days Ph 4939 8939 w/ends

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26 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW 2250 02 4323 2311 gosrsl@grsl.com.au www.grsl.com.au

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 www.galaxymotel.com.au 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 www.ashwoodmotel.com.au


Central Coast - October