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Delicious pasta, variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes

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March Welcome to the Central Coast in March! With March comes a gentle cooling of temperatures on the Coast. But as the weather cools the Coast revs up for some top quality entertainment and cultural events. We have some wonderful Artists on the Coast and they are working very hard to bring you some exciting exhibitions, craft sales and amazing photography. Enjoy finding something interesting to do as you read through this issue of iMag. We must also congratulate one of our young thespians for winning the role of PUGSLY in THE ADDAMS FAMILY stage show. Liam Faulkner-Dimond is all of 12yrs old and is one of 5 boys playing this role. He lives at Chittaway Bay and his wonderful Mum created Billie Goat Soap. (I have several friends that are very grateful to her for that). Do go to the Capitol Theatre to cheer him on. See p26 for more information.

Contents day to spend on our waters. Something you should all try if you can. It is very safe and very comfortable as they have a loo on board and are Pet friendly. I want to say thank you to the readers that take the time to tell me how much they love our iMag. This is so encouraging as we always like to know if we are doing it right. When you visit any of the advertisers in iMag please let them know how you found them and how much you enjoy reading iMag. Till next month stay well and enjoy the Coast.

I took some friends out on an Andersons BBQ Boat, you can read about that on page 10. We are so looking forward to our next trip and already have 9 very keen friends ready to go. This is such a fantastic

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Central Coast... A sporting mecca!

Bluetongue Stadium was recently voted as the favourite rugby league ground in Australia in the 2012 Rugby League Week Fans’ Poll – so get to these games and find out what all the fuss is about!

Whether it’s football, rugby league or any range of sports that catch your interest, the Central Coast is the place to be in March. The region’s only professional national sporting team, the Central Coast Mariners, have spent much of the current 2012/13 Hyundai A-League football season atop the competition table and will host three crucial home games this month at their bayside home ground of Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford. Get to a game – on Saturday 2nd (vs Western Sydney), Sunday 17th (vs Brisbane) and Saturday 30th (Melbourne Heart) – all three are set to be must-see football as the club fights to retain the Premier’s Plate it earned last season. Two “Community Spirit” events have been organised in conjunction with these fixtures, with the Western Sydney and Melbourne Heart matches to feature celebrations and entertainment in Gosford’s nearby Kibble Park. Central Coast NRL fans don’t miss out either – two feature NRL matches come to Bluetongue Stadium in March, with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs hosting the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 1 on Saturday March 9, while the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will play the Wests Tigers on Thursday 28 March, a perfect lead-in to the Easter weekend.

Community festivals add colour to the Coast this month – starting with the Easy Street Hot Rods Show & Shine at Toukley on March 3. The Avoca Beach Picture Theatre hosts the Coasties Film Festival on Friday March 15, while the Ettalong Beach (Friday 15th – Sunday 17th) and Kariong (Sunday 17th) communities celebrate with local festivals. Music buffs will have choice in March too – the annual Central Coast Country Music Festival takes over The Entrance and nearby venues from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March, with crowds sure to flock to the area. Pearl Beach’s Opera in the Arboretum is another key feature in the region’s event calendar and features amazing local and international opera talent. It will take place on Saturday March 23.

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What's On March Fri 15th Ettalong Beach Festival

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd NSW Surf Life Saving Championships – Umina & Ocean Beaches. Enquiries 4325 8222 Fri 1st The Australian Bee Gees Trilogy Tour – Laycock St Community Theatre. 43 233 233 Fri 1st Doug Parkinson – Lizottes, Kincumber. Enquiries 4368 2017 Sat 2nd The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park, The Entrance. Enquiries 4930 5156

Wed 6th Bells at Killcare Cooking School

Sat 2nd Fairhaven Charity Markets – Ourimbah RSL. Enquiries 0407 757 866 Sat 2nd Community Spirit Event – Kibble Park, Gosford. Enquiries 4325 8351 Sat 2nd Football: Mariners v Western Sydney – Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Sat 2nd The Black Sorrows – Lizottes, Kincumber. Enquiries 4368 2017

Sat 2nd The Black Sorrows

Sat 16th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park, The Entrance. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 16th Frankie 4 All Seasons – Doyalson-Wyee RSL. Enquiries 4390 0622 Sat 16th Drapht – The Entrance Leagues Club. Enquiries 4334 3233 Sun 17th Football: Mariners v Brisbane – Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Sun 17th Kariong Community Fun Festival – Mountains High School. Enquiries 4340 1724

Sun 3rd Easy Street Hot Rods Show n Shine – Toukley. Enquiries 4397 1711

Wed 20th Bells Cooking School – Bells at Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000

Sun 3rd Central Coast Entertainment Challenge – Mingara Event Centre. Enquiries 4349 7799

Wed 20th Morning Melodies: The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra – Laycock St Community Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233

Thu 7th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Thu 7th – Sun 10th NSW Surf Life Saving Championships – Umina & Ocean Beaches. Enquiries 4325 8222 Fri 8th – Sun 10th Central Coast Country Music Festival – The Entrance & other venues. 4333 5377 Fri 8th – Sat 23rd GMS presents The Sound of Music–Laycock St Community Theatre. 43233 233 Sat 9th Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park, Gosford. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 9th NRL Round 1: Bulldogs v Cowboys – Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Sun 10th Peninsula Waterfront Art Market – Anderson Reserve, Woy Woy. 0416 162 067 Mon 11th Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Thu 14th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Thu 14th Smash Mouth – The Entrance Leagues Club. Enquiries 4334 3233 Fri 15th Coasties Film Festival 2013 – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Enquiries 4382 1677 2nd, 9th, 17th, 28th, 30th Bluetongue Stadium

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Sat 16th Filipino Family & Community Day Fiesta – Outer Grounds, Mingara. 0432 900 845

Tue 19th Seniors Week Free Concert: Shirley Bassey – The Show Room, Mingara. Enquiries 4349 7799

Wed 6th David Strassman – Doyalson-Wyee RSL. Enquiries 4390 0622

Sat 23rd Opera in the Arboretum

Sat 16th French Country Market & Open Day – Chertsey P.S., Springfield. Enquiries 0408 212 086

Sat 2nd Salute to Cliff Richards & The Shadows – Gosford RSL. Enquiries 4323 2311

Wed 6th Bells Cooking School – Bells at Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Central Coast Country Music Festival

Fri 15th Ettalong Beach Festival – Ettalong Beach. Enquiries 0423 586 175

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Fri 22nd Bollywood Night – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Enquiries 4382 1677 Sat 23rd Warnervale Annual Fair – Warnervale Sports Field. Enquiries www.warnervalefair.org.au Sat 23rd Central Cost Home, Lifestyle & Leisure Show – Mingara Event Centre. Enquiries 4962 2686 Sat 23rd Opera in the Arboretum – Pearl Beach. Enquiries 4341 6004 Sun 24th Avoca Beachside Markets – Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Thu 28th NRL Round 4: Sea Eagles v Tigers – Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Thu 28th Alex Lloyd – Lizottes, Kincumber. Enquiries 4368 2017 Sat 30th Easter Saturday Book Fair – Pearl Beach. Enquiries www.pearlbeach.net.au Sat 30th Handmade Craft Market – Bridgecoast Stadium, Terrigal. Enquiries 0411 490 593 Sat 30th Community Spirit Event – Kibble Park, Gosford. Enquiries 4325 8351 Sat 30th Football: Mariners v Melbourne Heart – Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Sun 31st Psychic & Alternative Fair – Mingara Event Centre. Enquiries 4349 7799


Marine Rescue A Boating Licence in One Day from Marine Rescue Central Coast Marine Rescue Central Coast has introduced a new service to enable applicants to complete all requirements for a Boating Driver’s Licence in one day. The new Practical Experience Course, the Boating Safety Course and the Boating Driver’s Test may be completed sequentially at the Point Clare Base. For many years, Marine Rescue Central Coast has provided the compulsory Boating Safety Course that is the precursor to a General Boat Drivers Licence Test. Marine Rescue is also authorised by Roads and Maritime Services to conduct monthly Boating Driver’s Licence Tests and these services will continue. Since 2009, those wishing to obtain a Boat Driver’s Licence must also complete a practical experience Log Book. The Marine Rescue Central Coast Practical Course will enable the assessor to issue a Certificate of Completion on conclusion of the ‘on water’ course enabling issue of the licence by Roads and Maritime. A fee of $170 will apply, plus the usual cost of the Safety Course and Boat Licence test, $45, making a total of $215 to get all licence procedures completed in one day. Bookings may be made with Marine Rescue Central Coast at its Point Clare Base or by phone on 4325 7929. For further information please contact: Marine Rescue NSW – Central Coast PO Box 6058 West Gosford Base contact no's. 4325 7929 and 4305 2094 Fax: 02 4325 1806

Peninsula Recreation Precinct Located in Sydney Avenue Umina, the Peninsula Recreation Precinct playground has been designed to welcome all ages and abilities, challenge children’s skills, provide space to relax, socialise or take part in fitness activities. The Kiosk is open from 9am-1:30pm where you can purchase hot drinks, cold drinks, ice creams, lollies and snacks. The site has FREE electric BBQ’s and sheltered picnic tables or there is plenty of lawn should you wish to lay out a picnic rug. There are swings galore, a maze to explore, a flying fox and the largest climbing net you could imagine! A fenced area for our smaller visitors, trike track or a reading nook if you are looking for some quiet time. Located right next to Umina Beach, and other facilities such as the Skatepark, Half Basketball Court, BMX Track and Tennis Courts, this is definitely a destination to visit for the day. Are you having a children’s birthday party? What better place to host it than the Peninsula Recreation Building? Located adjacent to the playground, the building provides an ideal venue to celebrate your child’s special day. Offering a spacious room, separate kitchenette, tables/chairs and private toilet facilities. For all booking enquiries contact (02) 4304 4378 or visit www.gosford.nsw.gov.au

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Our commercial fishing business has been operating from Kincumber for the past 8 years and we have the freshest fish in town, straight from the boat to our shop, which is located 400mtrs from the scenic road roundabout towards Macmasters Beach. Our catch consists of Snapper, Ocean Jackets, Bream trevally, mullet (which is the catch of the month!) and Lobsters. We also have local Oysters, school prawns and a variety of frozen products. As our weather cools and the westly winds start, mullet season begins for us April and May, this happens each year when the mullet schools up in big patches coming out of our estuaries and they travel to the sea, this is where our licensed boys use the hauling nets to catch some, most of the mullet schools head straight out to sea, but some travel along the coastline for a while, these are the fish the boys try to catch. Mullet has the best omega 3 oil content, which is so good for us, flavour is strong, but a great fish to eat(our favourite) . Fresh is Best! We are open thurs, fridays 11am to 6pm and saturday 9am to 6pm. More info on: 43686160 Patanga Street, Kincumber


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Little Creek Cheese Cheese Making Classes Little Creek Cheese is the only cheese factory on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Located at the historical Old Milk Factory, in the back of Wyong. Being established now for just over 20 months they are opening their doors to the public and teaching cheese making. Owners and cheese makers Russell and Sue Parsons are excited about passing on their knowledge to anyone who would like to learn the traditional cheese making ways. Using everyday things that you would find in your kitchen they will show you how to make Haloumi, Ricotta, Yoghurt and Labna.

Andersons Boatshed Andersons offers a variety of boats for hire, half cabin, open boats, aluminium boats with canopy and the BBQ boats. Bring the family or friends along for a great day out, you don’t need a boat licence all the boats are very easy to operate, hire fee includes the boat, fuel, map and full instructions. We also offer unique BBQ boats which can carry up to 12 people, these are the best way to get out on the water with your group. They include electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system. Go fishing and cook your BBQ. Great for Birthday parties or any type of group function. Hires are available from a couple of hours through to the full day every day all year round, just bring your food to cook, cutlery, drinks and we can look after the rest. The boats are pet friendly, wheelchair access is good. Find us on Facebook. 3a Petit Street, Booker Bay Ph 43 413219. www.andersonsmarina.com.au Open 8 -5 every day (plus extended hours during summer holiday period through until sunset).

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Having started this as a family hobby, they hope that other families will be interested in taking up cheese making as a family hobby as well. What better reward for a day’s work than some delicious cheese. Sue said “We always have people asking us how we make cheese, so the next step was to open the doors and teach people how to make it, with a hands on lesson, rather than just a verbal answer”. The response has been great and anyone interested in attending a class can contact Little Creek Cheese direct for more details and dates on classes. Email LittleCreekCheese@hotmail.com or Phone 0488 481 441.

D.I.A.A. Australian Dairy Products Competition 2012 results: B.B.Q. Cheese = Silver Dill & Garlic Salad Cheese = Silver

the wonderful day I shared with my I had to write to you to tell you of . Anderson's Boat Shed at Booker Bay friends recently on a BBQ boat from enjoyable experience. From start to finish it was a most s of parking in a quiet street. Anderson's is easy to find with load ly polite explaining the The 'booking in' staff were extreme us, indicating the safe channels complimentary map of the bay to to load our boat and prepare us to navigate etc. The boys helping very friendly. and l ona essi us for casting off were prof not necessary was it Although I have a boating license el. vess for this very 'easy to operate' s, pristine toilet facilities, All weather cover, comfortable seat room made this outing one that of a BBQ and a surprising amount and old alike....and even our could be happily shared by young once he got his 'sea legs'... little dog 'Bubbles' had a fun time the picturesque bay and under We gently puttered our way through l Gosford waterfront in view. the bridge until we had the beautifu ch with 360 degree We anchored and ate our picnic lun meal. a e shar to way a water views....what w it it was time to head home. kne we The time just flew...and before ted way back and we were happily gree Once again, very easy to find our . boat our off ly safe us saw and r by the 'shore crew' who helped us moo ce more highly and look forward I could not recommend this experien boat again very soon. to going out on an Anderson's BBQ by all. A great day out, thoroughly enjoyed Sincerely Sharon Ridsdale


Central Coast Carriages, Fernbank Farm

Wyong to Yarramalong to Spencer

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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 Taste the luxurious handcrafted chocolates at Luka Chocolate Boutique. 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. Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

Spencer Village Store Spencer Village Store offers guests a scenic and serene location right on the river. We have shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people. Spencer is a pleasant drive - less than one hour - from the Central Coast. Known as the biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury, Spencer Village Store offers hot food, espresso, ice cream, bait, tackle, fishing licences, liquor, ice and general groceries. Spencer Store is happy to cater for any group bookings with catering to suit your needs.

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Have you ever wondered about the history of chocolate? If you have, these words might evoke the images of stone altars and the dark powder of ground cocoa beans, surrounded by proud Mayan chiefs who revered cocoa as ‘the drink of the gods’. But how did the esteemed cocoa change thus to the chocolate we know today? The answer can be found in the story of European chocolate; for in the tapestry of family recipes, of rivalries, and of the aristocracy lay the tale of artisan chocolate and of Belgian chocolatiers. And it is this story we wish to bring to you.

The store is open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm.

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Sculpture in the Greens A new egalitarian model, exhibiting contemporary outdoor sculpture held at Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort, Wyong during April and May 2013. GALA OPENING NIGHT 5.00PM 5 APRIL 2013, with entertainment, wine tasting and a great party atmosphere. ‘Sculpture on the Greens’ subscribes to the belief that Art should be considered an opportunity for expression, rather than a subjective competition. NEWS ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The entries have been selected with a very high caliber, pointing towards an interesting, contemporary exhibition with a diverse and eclectic range of sculptures assembled for the exhibition. The exhibition is not a competition, as art is a subjective and personal expression of ones passion. With this in mind, 6 high profile selectors from different backgrounds in sculpture will be chosen to recommend the major stipends. The adjudicators will not know who else is recommending the stipends and can only make their preferences known. This will level the playing field and reduce subjectivity. LEGENDS OF SCULPTURE Three high profile and world renowned Australian Sculptors are supporting the event – see our web site for more details. MENTORSHIP A young talented Torrens Straight Islander, James Roger, has been selected for mentoring by the team. His commitment will be to create a work that talks in the ‘Language of Sculpture’ - an international language – and uses as his reference, his heritage and culture in a contemporary way. His studies have already given him a good grounding, and this mentorship will encourage his growth as a sculptor, and expose him to the realities of working in a pubic domain, with a team dedicated to high quality and aesthetic principles.   INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY Plans are underfoot to visit 5 Primary Schools in the Wyong area to take Sculpture on the Greens to the students and involve the classes with a lesson on drawing in 3D. Any schools who would like to take advantage of this innovation, please contact Col Henry. SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS As part of the Sculpture on the Greens exhibition, at least 2 x two day workshops will be run to introduce sculpture to the community, culminating with each ‘student’ designing, developing and physically making a sculpture during the workshops held at Col Henrys Studio, near Wyong. Costs and dates will be advertised, or contact Col to book early. DONATIONS Please support this innovative and bold initiative by becoming a ‘Proud Sponsor’. All donations ensure you are in the running for a prize, you can vote for the Peoples Choice, and will receive 5 Newsletters about the Artists, and their work, interesting articles about contemporary sculpture, and more. VOLUNTEERS We are looking for volunteers, who are interested in helping with the event, and becoming one of the ‘family’. If you have a special skill, our just enjoying meeting interesting and new people, join the team by contacting us. An event like this needs many layers of expertise, and we are very interested in involving the community to create an exhibition owned by the Central Coast. For more information contact Col Henry 0448512788 or email sculptureonthegreens@gmail.com See our 'Proud Sponsors' at www.sculptureonthegreens.net .au Front cover image 'Eureka' by Vikki Holik-Blazley (Wind-Wood sculpture 2m long)

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Something Anything Something Anything has an eclectic mix of different unique gifts, art & sculptures from talented local artists, jewellery, old and new indoor and outdoor furniture, home and garden features with a difference. Situated directly behind Jerry's Gourmet Kitchen, a welcoming atmosphere to come in and browse while you enjoy the great coffee from Jerry's.

Deborah Buckley Artisan Autumn ..... The summers heat will fade away, the colours of the sun will erupt in the trees, the leaves will fall and turn to brown, once they lay upon the ground. This is all true, but to brighten up the gloomy days to come, bring some colour into your home,replace the neutrals and cool colours add some colour into your living spaces with some gorgeous coloured cushions and accessories, you can bring back the cool and neutrals later, but for now put them in the cupboard. Don’t forget this month is Easter! No better time to have some fun with colour – Bright coloured eggs, flowers and cushions. March is also my Birthday month which I drive everyone crazy with. The older I get the more reason to celebrate, and it goes way longer than just a day. Therefore I am offering a 20% discount on all stock in the store for the whole month of March. Come visit and share my celebration month.

Homewares Gifts Art Collectables

Specialists in painted finishes on kitchens and furniture Complete home decorating service

Deborah Buckley Artisan In association with Daorah Enterprises www.daorah.com.au

Available Fridays and Saturdays at Yarramalong Showroom or by appointment Mob: 0438 534 954 Email: deborah@deborahbuckleyartisan.com.au Open Thur & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am-5pm and public holidays 1154 George Downes Drive Kulnura NSW 2250

Phone 02 4376 1266

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Fernbank Farm Fernbank Farm in the Yarramalong Valley has recently invested in some exquisite new marquees which will complement the Michael Cooke Garden design. Manufactured overseas, the marquees will arrive in March, and be the first of their kind in this region. There will be three marquees available, from the majestic Royal Marquee, to the simply romantic Cuppola Ceremony Tent.

Danielle Morrison Studio – Gallery

Along with the marquees, the Clydesdale horses have also been fitted out with stunning new harness which makes them even more spectacular. For information or to arrange a site inspection, call Meg on 0414 541901. 'Fernbank Farm - simply heaven on earth.'

CONTEMPORARY ART & COLLECTABLES Well we are well and truly up and running and looking forward to seeing everyone again after a really long break due to little pests under the floor!!! We opened with a bang and had a fantastic turn out. So good to see all the familiar faces again and such a warm response to reopening, thank you to all those special people. Klara, you are the best! Check out our facebook page for photos. So look forward to lots of visits! Trading hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and weekends by appointment Ph 0400345291 danielle.morrison@hotmail.com

Alberts Café & Takeaway Just near Wyong Railway Station you’ll find Alberts Café & Takeaway. Alberts big breakfast is on the Menu all day every-day and is probably the best value on the Coast!

For just $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 Open 7 days: Mon-Sat 6.30-5pm, Sun 6.30-2.30pm.

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

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4 Railway Square Wyong.

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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Karma Spa We promote natural beauty – from the inside out It is a fact that, what we put on our skin is absorbed through the skin, into the bloodstream, into the body. Unfortunately, most mainstream cosmetics and skin care products are compromised with mineral oils, synthetic preservatives or other highly processed & contaminated ingredients that are not skin-friendly nor have they nurturing, rejuvenating or healing qualities. PHYT’S Organic Skincare is a professional range in the true sense of the word, used, prescribed and sold only by qualified beauty professionals.

Koorinya Park Gardens 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, groups, clubs and coach tours. 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. 336 Forest Road, KULNURA Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P. koorinyapark@ yarramalongvalley.com.au

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gardens. Perfect for a wedding or just to wander through, have a picnic and dream. Cover charges apply. Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P Marriage Celebrant

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Phone: 02 4376 1220 koorinyapark@yarramalongvalley.com.au Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and more...

Firefly Bistro OPEN Fri – Sun 11am – 3pm, & NOW Sat evenings from 5pm to 9pm 4356 1836

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It is 100% natural & certified organic. We launch this range in Karma Spa on Tuesday March 5th.

IRRESISTABLE LAUNCH OFFER:

Re-balancing facial Usually $90, launch price $45 • A seriously relaxing facial that is cleansing, purifying, decongesting, calming & hydrating. • When you arrive, we start your relaxation with a foot soak. • The facial is complimented with a lymphatic drainage of the face, also a head, neck & shoulder massage. • After your treatment you may relax in one of the luxury recliners with a refreshing drink. • You will receive a personal prescription & treatment plan at the end, and if you wish to purchase any products, we are giving away a PHYT’S Travel Body Care pack worth $60 when you buy 2 or more PHYT’S home care products. We have a large double treatment room, so why not come with a friend!? Call us now on 43 51 0777 to reserve your appointment.

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QUALITY BEAUTY & HOLISTIC TREATMENTS Visit our tranquil salon spa tucked away in the heart of Wyong

March Specials... Eyebrow wax & Tint + Eyelash Tint usually $35 NOW $30 or FREE ELT or EBW with any PHYT's facial Check our website, email or call for more information. Therapists Bonita & Julie are CIDESCO qualified with over 15 years experience each in the industry. 3 Alison Rd Wyong 4351 0777 www.karmaspa.com.au

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• Homewares • Gifts • Kids & Baby Prezzies • Ladies Accessories

OPEN 7 DAYS from 9:30am 203 Memorial Ave Ettalong Beach 2257 Ph: (02) 4341 4229 goddessbythesea@bigpond.com

Henry Kendall Cottage

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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Spencer Village Store "The biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury"

Summerland Point

A scenic and serene location right on the river with shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people. Open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm. 4666 Wisemans Ferry Road SPENCER Ph : 4377 1123 Fax : 4377 1488 svs2@bigpond.com

Fresh local

fish & lobsters Andersons Boat Shed Booker Bay............................

straight from the ocean plus

oysters & prawns

Kincumber Davistown Copacabana

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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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.

Easy Street Hot Rods – Show & Shine The Easy Street Rod & Custom Club are celebrating their 31st Annual Rod Run with a Show & Shine display of their Hot Rods in Toukley on Sunday 3rd March between 9am and 12pm. Come along and check out these spectacular machines and talk with their owners in Canton Beach Rd, Toukley. There will be entertainment on the Village Green stage, trade stands for all your motoring needs and a chance to browse Toukley’s weekly Sunday Markets nearby. The event is proudly sponsored by Tyrepower, AutoBarn, Wyong Shire Council and Greater Toukley Vision. For further info: www.greatertoukley.org or call 4397 1711

Lighthouse Tower tours Breathtaking ocean views

Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club Here is a taste of things to come this month at The Sporties... Tuesdays... Pasta Night – Great pasta meals from $12. Wednesdays... Steak Night – Selection of six favourite meals including steaks, fish & chicken from only $10. Meat Raffles from 6pm. Thursdays... Roast Night – Selection of roast meals from $10. Sporties Pool Comp – free entry / great prizes to be won! Fridays... Mega Meat Raffle – $800 in meat trays to be won. Sundays... Meat & Sporties Cash Raffle 6pm draw. HAPPY HOUR: Sunday – Friday 5pm – 6pm Extended Happy Hour Saturday from 2pm – 5pm

• Live Band Sat 2nd March – INCOGNITO • Karaoke Friday 29th March • Social game of bowls $6 PER person

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

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

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Bowling/Tennis

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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Roll-Up for a social game of bowls for $6 or have a hit of tennis on one of our two tennis courts from $6 (equipment available) Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW P: 02 4396 6477 F: 02 4397 1505 E: RCroker@norahheadsports.com


Largest 18 Hole Mini Golf, Putt Putt Course in the State!

Three Reasons to try a Segway Central Coast based tourist operator - Segway Central Coast (www.segwaycentralcoast.com.au) is all about offering their visitors an experience they’ll never forget! With summer on the way now’s the time to get outside and have some fun and here’s Segway Central Coast’s top three reasons to do just that! 1. It’s the family outing EVERYONE will want to go on! How many times have you had family get togethers where the conversation has struggled and you find yourself just plain bored?! Organise a family function that everyone will WANT to talk about for years to come! Segway Central Coast will cater for large groups so the whole family can enjoy the day. Make some exciting memories and imagine all the fabulous photo opportunities! 2. Have MORE fun than the cricket commentators Audiences saw cricket commentators Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas and Mark Taylor zooming around the nation’s cricket pitches last summer, having the time of their lives. Now’s your chance to experience the thrill these fellas did. At Segway Central Coast the terrain you’ll encounter (pending level of skill and age) can be as fast paced as a good cricket pitch or thrilling as going up and down hills! 3. Anyone can ride a Segway How often have you wanted to get together with the kids and your friends and wanted to do something everyone could enjoy? Segway Central Coast is the perfect solution for everyone aged 9-89! The Segway’s are easy to operate and at all times a Segway Central Coast guide will be on hand if you need assistance. No longer will younger ones feel left out or parents sitting on the sidelines watching! It’s truly something you can learn and enjoy together. Don't forget to like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/segwaycentralcoast

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Mini Golf at Mingara offers 18 holes of mini golf fun. Designed around native gardens, rocky scenery and flowing waterfalls, makes this course a pleasure to play. Being the largest in the state, playing the greens here is a challenge the whole family will enjoy and is fun for all ages. Mini Golf at Mingara offers fun all round, whether you are looking for a challenge or just playing a round. Take the Tiara Challenge where the loser of each hole has to wear a Tiara till someone else loses, then pass it on. Bring your camera with you, we have some hilarious photos from this challenge. Come test your skills today we are here to look after you. Mini Golf is a privately owned business with it’s own entrance and car park. You do not need to go into the Club. Situated at the back of the Club you turn into the car park where the Gym is and go around the back towards the main street there you will see a small sign with an arrow, just follow that. WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS THROUGH THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS For more information visit www.minigolf-mingara.com.au Or find us on facebook. We look forward to meeting you!

People from ages 9 to 90 can experience one of the newest and exciting activities ever! r vertisement fo Mention this ad alid until 31/1/13 V a discount!

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The Entrance Toowoon Bay Gallery 35th Anniversary Here at Toowoon Bay Gallery we have just celebrated our 35th anniversary. Our sincerest thanks to all our artists and craftspeople for their support over the years, and for the pleasure their works have given us. Also thanks to the many art lovers who have

Toowoon Bay Gallery

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

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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www.centralcoastimag.com.au supported us; many of whom have become very good friends. Christmas stocks came in early this year and have brought forth a steady stream of compliments. Our extended range of hand-made glass is stunning. Besides vases and bowls the glass masters have ventured into sculptural pieces this year. They are quite lyrical and reasonably priced. We have an entirely new range of plates, platters and candle holders in unusual colours and have already had to send for more stock. The whimsical metal range for ’nuts and bolts’ sports figures have been augmented with a number of motor bikes. So clever and so attractive, there‘s nothing quite like a Harley! So do drop in to Toowoon Bay Gallery and see the vast and varied items we are showing this year. There is something for everyone: a line based on the beach theme – crazy little solar dancing flowers – the best 3-D book

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marks we have ever seen. As usual we have some lovely works from Greg Jarmaine, Ken Taber, Airynaa Tannberg and Cherly Bruce. Velia Newman’s latest brilliant impasto paintings have aroused a lot of interest. Last but definitely not least, - we have a selection of Norman Lindsay etchings. All come with certificates of authenticity. Parking is available at the door. We are open Wed to Sun 10 – 4:30 (but in school holidays we are open every day) 179 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay. Ph: 4332 6023.

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 5pm 130A The Entrance Road The Entrance 2261 Ph: 4332 2743


What's On at The Entrance Saturday 2nd Brent Murphy Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 3rd Jumpin Jivin Sundays with DJ Vinnie Sails Stage 11am-3pm Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th Central Coast Country Music Festival all weekend from 5pm The Entrance and venues around the Coast Saturday 16th Farmers Market Memorial Park 8am-1pm Keystring Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 17th Harmony Day Memorial Park 10am-3pm

Rebecca Lloyd Sails Stage 11am-3pm Saturday 23rd About Face Duo Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 24th Morris Minor Club Memorial Park 10am-3pm Car display Fun2Mental Sails Stage 11am-3pm Good Friday Friday 29th Change Duo Sails Stage 11am-3pm Easter Saturday Saturday 30th Donella Waters Sails Stage 11am-3pm Easter Sunday Sunday 31st Beejay Sails Stage 11am-3pm

Brent Murphy

Saturday 2nd Farmers Market Memorial Park 8am-1pm

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

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

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

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Central Coast Potters Society

Toukley & Districts Art Society The Toukley and Districts Art Society, in our home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene.

On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with porcelain, hand-painted silk, craft work, jewellery, and original cards On 4th March, we are having a demo of Line and Wash, painting by Mary Manser, at our General meeting, from 10am to 12noon. On 11th March, we have a painting workshop on Lorikeets by Gwen McFarlane, from 9am to 3pm. The Gallery will have a changeover, with all new artwork, on 25th March. All the artwork is by the Society's local members and is all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in and meet the artists.

The Art and Information Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm. The entry is free, a donation is welcome. For more details call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit the website : www.toukleyartgallery.com.au

Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Events, Raku Firings, Pit Firings MARCH • 3rd to 5th WHEEL WORKSHOP Cameron Williams • 21st March to 3rd April CLAY ON DISPLAY Sydney Royal Easter Show • 13th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting APRIL • 10th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting • 20th NAKED RAKU WORKSHOP Pauline Ryan • 28th to 4th May CLAY PUSH Gulgong MAY • 2nd to 15th EAST~WEST Tea Drinking Traditions CCPS Exhibition, Studio Gallery, GRG • 8th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting • CCPS 45th Anniversary Tea Party JUNE • 1st HANDFORMING WITH CLAY WORKSHOP Barbara Campbell Allen • 12th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting JULY • 10th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting • 27th PINCH POTS & BEYOND WORKSHOP Vicki Grima Further details available 4 to 8 weeks prior to workshops, demonstrations & events. Go to www.ccpotters.org Workshop - 1/10 Russell Drysdale St East Gosford, NSW. Contact us on 4324 5343 or info@ccpotters.org

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Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250 T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au www.gosfordregionalgallery.com Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

Lemon Tree Framing Lemon Tree Framing has been operating on the Central Coast since 1973. We are able to offer our customers the highest quality framing options, allowing customers to choose from a wide selection of frames, matt boards and glazing options. All of our materials are high quality products which guarantee to maintain the appearance of your art work for years to come. We are 100% Australian owned and employ a great team of locals to ensure the best in quality custom framing and service. • No item too difficult to frame • Receive a personal design and framing experience • All frames handmade on-site by our expert staff. NEW: Digital Print Services Your images printed on Canvas or Photographic paper. Purchase art from our new website; www.LemonTreeArt.com.au Including R a Stanley Landscape Photography Gallery 'Images of your Central Coast' Lemon Tree Framing 4 Henry Parry Drive, East Gosford Tel: 4324 1364 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1

Christo: John Kaldor Family Collection Artist Room 2 February to 1 April This touring exhibition is comprised of works from The Kaldor Collection. For more than 50 years, John Kaldor has been a passionate collector of international contemporary art, developing lasting relationships with some of the most important artists of our time. Recently gifted to the Art Gallery of NSW, the John Kaldor Family Collection comprises over 200 works, including in-depth representation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg and Ugo Rondinone. In 1967 John Kaldor met Christo and JeanneClaude, and was instrumental in securing the site for their Wrapped Coast project.

Christo – Wrapped Book Modern Art, 1978, polyethylene, twine, book, edition 71/120, John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales © Christo

Christo (1935 - ) and Jeanne-Claude (1935 – 2009) were a married couple who created iconic environmental works of art. In 1967, Christo had already made his first drawings for a wrapped coastline, initially planned for California as a ‘packed coast’. The following year, Christo and Jeanne-Claude welcomed the young Australian collector John Kaldor to their home in New York. Kaldor invited them to Australia as part of the AlcorsoSekers Travelling Scholarship and it became the first visit to Australia for international artists to make new work and the first in the series of Kaldor Public Art Projects. Kaldor secured a site 14.5 kilometres south-east of the city centre at Little Bay and a team of more than 100 workers and 11 volunteers

spent four weeks climbing, wrapping, sewing and securing the work in an atmosphere of camaraderie that defined the mood and memory of the experience. Somewhere between a monument and an event, Wrapped Coast was an extraordinary project that changed perceptions and had an enormous impact on art in Australia.

PerspectiveS Gallery Two: 2 February to 1 April Perspectives is a touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial. Perspectives presents the unique insights of two contemporary artists responding to the subject of peacekeeping. As official artists commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, Jon Cattapan travelled to Timor–Leste in July 2008 and eX de Medici went to the Solomon Islands in March 2009. Both artists gained insight into the role of Australian peacekeepers and from these experiences, created a series of works that reveal a personal vision and artistic style. Jon Cattapan: Cattapan’s paintings and drawings deal with universal themes concerning how people interact and communicate with each other, all the while playing with our everyday notions of space and time. Cattapan makes his works specific to his deployment, interspersing them with depictions of Australian peacekeepers and Timorese people, topographical and night-time landscapes, and the daily activities of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). eX de Medici: De Medici’s series of watercolours and pen and ink drawings highlights the complexity of peacekeeping operations. She is concerned with showing the daytoday work of the ADF in the Solomon Islands, however, she has also placed the ADF within the broader context of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The artist explores the legacy of colonisation and questions the effects of foreign exploitation of natural resources on national sovereignty. A Central Vision 15 February to 13 March A Central Vision is an annual element of the Gallery’s exhibition program celebrating the achievements of Central Coast Secondary Public Schools within the Visual Arts arena. In 2013 over 70 students were selected from 300 entries from the 17 participating high schools from across the Central Coast.

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Markets Guide Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. www.fixxevents.com.au or 0416 097 707. 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. Fairhaven’s Op Shop and Re-use Centre 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare Open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. One of the cheapest Op Shops on the Coast! Sue 0407757866 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 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. Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 1st Sat/month Ph: 02 4973 2670 8am onwards. Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre Samaratins OP-SHOP 4328 5788 2nd Saturday of month. 9am - 2.30pm. Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Markets Pacific Highway, Ourimbah An all-weather undercover market held the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866.

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Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market day. 3rd Saturday of month 10am to 1pm. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. You will also find our OP Shop open Tues to Fri 9am to 4pm. Contact 43 651280. Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr. 1st Sunday of month. 9am -1pm. Ph: 0448649522 Gates open for vendors at 6.30am. The Entrance Waterfront Markets Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance Saturday 9am – 4pm. Contact 4333 5377. 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. First Saturday of the month 9am - 3pm. 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, Hue Rd, Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Terry Pryor 4357 1426

2013 MARKET CALENDAR

n OURIMBAH RSL MARKETS n (Pacific Highway, Ourimbah) SATURDAYS MARCH 2, JUNE 1 SEPTEMBER 7, DECEMBER 7 9am-2pm

n POINT CLARE MARKETS n (209 Brisbane Water Dr) MASSIVE FETE & MARKETS SATURDAY MAY 4 9am-3pm SPRING MARKETS SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 9am-2pm

n DAVISTOWN RSL MARKETS n (19 Murna Road, Davistown) SUNDAYS JUNE 16, JULY 21, AUGUST 18, SEPTEMBER 15, NOVEMBER 17, DECEMBER 15 9am-2pm

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFO PLEASE PHONE SUE AT FAIRHAVEN ON 0407 757 866 or email sue.chidgey@fairhavenservices.org.au

Avoca Beachside Markets The Central Coast ‘s Award Winning Premier Arts and Musicians Market. 4th Sunday each month 9am-2pm Heazlett Park Foreshore Avoca. 100+ handmade, vintage and emerging artists, live music all day from Lizottes and waterfront produce area. Come see what the buzz is all about ! www.fixxevents.com.au


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coffee; cakes; herbal teas; free ranged eggs; mountain honey; bric-a-brac; home-made jams; veg burgers; chai tea; plants; organic dried goods; breads; pies; organic chocolates & coconut water; natural soaps; jewellery; organic fruit & vegetables...

After being raised on a family farm growing naturally and caring for the land, Bill developed a love for nature and natural healing. After seeing children being told they could not eat fresh fruit without bringing on asthma attacks or hyperactivity, Bill asked “WHY?” To get answers, he sent the worst trigger – a red apple, to be tested at the Agriculture Department and the University of Sydney. The tests found seventeen (17) introduced chemicals and fourteen (14) after the skin was peeled. After a large range of fruit and vegetables tested for chemical residue, with alarming results, he opened a fruit and vegetable shop in Wyong, specializing in only naturally grown foods. After many years “organic” was recognised and an official certification system was put in place. Central Coast Organics became the first fruit and vegetable farm to be certified organic with Biological Farmers of Australia. His interest in the land and natural healing lead me to do extensive research into natural remedies and eatable weeds (such as nettle) with healing properties.

ShannonLeigh Organics

Mangrove Heritage Community Hall From 8am | Contact Bill on 0439 824 553 for more info

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Mangrove District

ShannonLeigh Organics

We grow a wide range of seasonal vegetables – lettuce; kale; Silverbeet; chard and Herbs. We sell to a couple of shops in Sydney and do markets in Newcastle and Mangrove Mountain [Newcastle – Hunter Street Mall, Wed through to Sat and at Mangrove Mountain – second Sunday of the month, new stallholders all welcome].

Bateau Bay View Club Celebrating

International Women's Day Celebrating the Past - Investing in the Future Tuesday 5th March 2013 10:30am for 11am start Shelly Beach Golf Club Speakers: Sue Ballard MBA – Member of Power Talk International and Corporate Trainer Lynda Pitty - The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program Multicultural Entertainment including: Greek Dancers, Mauritian /French Light Classical Music, Maurition Folklore, Lucky Door Prizes and Raffles Cost: $35 per person include 2 course luncheon All profits will benefit The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program Booking and prepayment necessary Phone Kay: 4333 1579

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Imogen and the Pirates Suitable for 3 – 10 year olds Hop aboard the Good Ship Marian Street when Marian Street Theatre for Young People present IMOGEN AND THE PIRATES. True to Marian Street style, kids are invited to join in with the lively songs and audience participation for a swashbuckling adventure. Imogen Merryweather has never done a single chore in her entire life. She’s as spoilt as a little girl can be – that is, until Mad Maggie and a crew of evil pirates hijack her parent’s ship! Suddenly Imogen’s parents find themselves marooned on a desert island scrubbing decks and eating stale biscuits. Soon the pirates discover they’ve hijacked more than they bargained for; Imogen throws tantrums like Frisbees and cleverly has them all disguised as women obeying her orders! Jolly Roger, the merriest pirate who ever tapdanced on a plank, is coming to save the Merryweathers in his ship Lollipop – but first he has to fight off sea monsters, ghosts and Mad Maggie’s mother... When: 12 January – 23 March 2013 Where: Marian Street Theatre, 2 Marian Street, Killara Performances: Saturdays 2 February – 23 March 10.30am & 1pm Prices: Children $18, Adults $22, Families of four $68 Birthdays: Birthday parties available after Saturday 1pm shows Bookings: 1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com.au Info: www.mstyp.org.au

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The Addams Family Australian Premiere Saturday 23 March THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

Previews from Sunday 10 March Opening Night Saturday 23 March Performance Times Evenings: Sunday 6pm; Wednesday 7pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8pm Matinees: Wed 1pm; Saturday 2pm; Sunday 1pm Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 723 038 www.addamsfamilythemusical.com.au

Headlining Womadelaide and performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Listening to Illapu’s songs is like hearing the whisper of the wind from the Andes…as they create music with songs about love, life, justice and social issues…. ILLAPU was founded in 1971 by four brothers from Antofagasta in northern Chile. As freedom advocates from Chile they became well-known for their cultivated rendering of Andean folklore and Bolivian rhythms, a fusion that later developed into the Nueva Canción movement. ILLAPU fuses their Andean roots with elements of improvisational jazz, the harmonic constructions and counterpoints of classical music, and the syncopation and polyrhythm’s of AfroCaribbean music, all combined with the terrestrial force of rock music. From the beginning, ILLAPU has sung to the emerging and urgent problems of Chile, Latin America and humanity. Their lyrics talk about daily life, justice, the preservation of ancient Latin American culture, the contradictions between human beings and nature, and the tensions created in the process of modernization. In 1976 they released what was to become a huge radio hit in both Argentina and Chile, and subsequently rose to fame for their guitar-based songs featuring strong vocals, pan flutes and enrapturing rhythms. Following a tour of Europe in 1981, they were denied re-entry into Chile, which at the time was under the dominance of the Pinochet dictatorship. Forced into exile, they lived in France and Mexico until the political climate in Chile changed. The group was cheered by throngs of fans upon their return home in 1988. Lyric Theatre Sydney, Friday 1 March Tickets: $89 (Concessions available) Bookings: Ticketmaster www.illaputour.com


Opera in the Arboretum Saturday 23rd March 2013 This annual charity event is a function held by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy. Considered the cultural event of Pearl Beach, Opera in the Arboretum attracts a great number of people annually. A very exciting line-up of opera artists will perform... Ben Makisi - Tenor, Dominica Matthews - Mezzo Soprano, Michaele Archer - Soprano and Dallas Watts - Baritone. Accompanied by Jem Harding - Pianist and the Central Coast Conservatorium String Orchestra. What to bring! This is an open air event amidst the beauty of the native forest. You should bring chairs, a picnic hamper and drinks and clothing applicable for the weather. Remember, in the village there is only the Pearl Beach General Store and Café and this is located some distance from the venue. So self-catering is recommended. Excellent coffee can be purchased onsite. To those bringing young children, we ask that they be supervised and noise be kept to a minimum during performances. Medical assistance will be available onsite if required. Proceeds of this event to support Guide Dogs NSW & ACT and ROTARY Projects and Charities. For ticket information visit www.opera.pearl-beach.com Bookings essential.

Gourmet @Home At Gourmet@Home our motto is “food cooked with love” and as fully trained personal chefs and boutique caters, we LOVE to feed people not just cook for them. We are specialists in dinner parties, finger food functions and small intimate weddings. We can give you a personalize service where we are able to style your menu to suit your needs and desires whether it be dietary, or going that extra mile to source something that will make your occasion even more special. So if you love to entertain but the thought of doing all the preparation, cooking and cleaning are all too much, we are ideal for you. Have the experience of fine dining without having to leave home. We are committed to using fresh seasonal produce and local suppliers as we are conscience of supporting our local communities. To know more about our services or consult with us in regards to your special occasion do not hesitate to call Ros 0418 436 825 or Mike 0409 614 570 anytime or email ros.gourmetathome@gmail.com. You can also find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/gourmetathomecatering where you can view some more of our sensational food.

K A R I ONG COMM UNI T Y F UN F E S T I VA L

Art & Craft Exhibition

St. Patrick's Day Sunday 17th March, 2013 9am-3pm at Kariong Mountain High School Mt. Penang Parklands plus outdoor entertainment, dancing, bands playing, jumping castle & horse rides. Fun for everyone!

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Licks Ice Cream

Coffee on the Coast

Internet CafĂŠ 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

LICKS is a family owned and operated business and 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. If ice cream is not your thing but you still crave a rich creamy treat – we make our own fudge too!

Hi-Tide Cafe

Great coffee, freshly squeezed fruit juice plus our yummy wraps, burgers, roast chickens and fish & chips. 182 Avoca Drive Avoca Beach Phone 4381 0808 Open from 7am every day

MADE ON-SITE

Hi Tide Cafe Hi Tide Cafe is an icon in Avoca Beach. It was established many years ago and still remains very popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Julie and Trevor bought the business in July 2012 and have kept the menu the same except for the introduction of roast chickens which are proving to be very popular. This, along with their great coffee (arguably the best in Avoca Beach), fantastic wraps, burgers and fish and chips, as well as fresh juices, smoothies and milkshakes makes Hi Tide Cafe the one stop shop for breakfast and lunch and anything inbetween! Come and meet the friendly staff and try the great food and drinks.

Ice Cream Sorbet Yoghurt

Morgan's Coffee

Funky Fudge 105 The Entrance Rd The Entrance

see you soon! Firefly Bistro

Open Fri to Sun 11am-3pm & Sat 5pm-9pm Superb Coffee & Teas Homemade treats Light Lunches

4356 1836 34 Macadamia Lane Wyong Creek

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High Tea at Hatters Tea House

Beautiful Beverages & Tantalising Treats

Specialising in High Tea

Tues - Sat 10am-4.30pm & Sun 12pm-4.30pm 281 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 02 4344 5525 www.hattersteahouse.com.au

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

Bamboo Buddha Gallery Alternative Therapies & CLASSES in the Gallery @ Bamboo Buddha Health, Happiness, Healing, Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation …. and wonderful workshops to immerse mind, body and soul in … Art of Intimacy, Trance Dance, Loving Life Goddess Woman’s Retreat Day, Heal Your Life .. plus Buddhist talks and cd launches. From the minute you walk in through the big timber front doors of Bamboo Buddha a sense of ease and grace enters your life, maybe it’s the subtropical rainforest setting, maybe it’s the koi carp ponds, pathways and bridges .. or maybe it’s Sofan Chan’s exquisite Art of Happiness paintings. Sofan also runs art workshops regularly in the grounds of Bamboo Buddha with her husband, talented sculptor and raconteur Rochman Reese. We have so many talented people here for you to meet and mingle with, we really are very lucky. Why has the gallery been renamed ‘the Aloha Gallery’ – well it still provides art to the public (healing arts) and it has a beautiful meaning - ‘Aloha - the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo). As you share this energy you become attuned to the Universal Power the Hawaiians call mana. And the loving use of this incredible Power is the secret for attaining true health, happiness, prosperity and success.’ www.centralcoastimag.com.au Log on to www.thealohagallery.com.au to see the healing rooms and check out ‘what’s on’. Valentina Earthealer M: 0425 249 259 E: thealohagallery@gmail.com

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 bookings are essential for high teas. We require at least 48 hours notice, but high teas are popular so book as early as you can. 281 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Ph (02) 4344 5525 www hattersteahouscom.au

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Bamboo Buddha – The funkiest Cafe, Gallery & Gardens on the Central Coast. www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Central Coast Italian Festival

Sat 20th & Sun 21st April 2013

The Espresso Taste of Life

Cnr Ocean View & Schnapper Rds,

Ettalong Beach

Piazza St Pano Terrazza Isidoro

Piazza Cosmos

Blue Room

• Cooking Classes • Italian Car Display • Bambino Zone • Free Entertainment • Barista Demo • Language Classes • Italian Weddings • Gourmet Italian Food • Vino, Grappa, Birra • Italian Products • Italian Films • Hidden Italy Travel Show • Fashion Parade by Clara • Italian Niteclub • Pasta Eating Competition Accommodation in Boutique Motel ETTALONG BEACH TOURIST RESORT enquiries@ettalongbeachtouristresort.com.au P 02 4341 1999

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Banjos Bushland Retreat Ultimate, unique holiday experience perfect for couples, families and large groups! Are you looking for a special place to escape the daily grind...take a look at Banjos Bushland Retreat which is located on private 20 acres within a native reserve offering un-hosted, luxurious and secluded accommodation – three purpose built lodges with stunning bushland views for every room! All 9 bedrooms have en-suites and king-size beds. Spacious living areas with slow combustion wood fires and luxurious leather lounges. Book all 3 lodges for a group gathering and have the entire retreat in complete privacy! Exclusive recreation facilities, tennis court, indoor spa, sauna, billiards, table tennis, playgrounds, mini-golf, bushwalking plus swimming pool and restaurant. Abundance of friendly wildlife will delight you - making your stay at Banjos even more memorable! Phone:(02) 9403 3388 www.banjosretreat.com.au bookings@banjosretreat.com.au

BANJOS The Ultimate Escape 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

A Multi Award Winning Magical Retreat ... hugged by bush and wildlife!  

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We’ve been HHHHH AAA Tourism Rated for 10 years!

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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boatshed

Explore the Brisbane Waters A

ndersons offers a variety of boats for hire, half cabin, open boats, aluminium boats with canopy and the BBQ boats.

Bring the family or friends along for a great day out, you don’t need a boat licence all the boats are very easy to operate, hire fee includes the boat, fuel, map and full instructions. We also offer unique BBQ boats which can carry up to 12 people, these are the best way to get out on the water with your group. They include electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system. Go fishing and cook your BBQ. Great for Birthday parties or any type of group function. Hires are available from a couple of hours through to the full day every day all year round, just bring your food to cook, cutlery, drinks and we can look after the rest. Fishing gear available at the boatshed shop along with bait, tackle, ice, hire rods, fishing licence, coffee, cold drinks and snacks. The boats are pet friendly, wheelchair access is good. Open 8-5 every day (plus extended hours during summer holiday period through until sunset). Find us on Facebook.

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