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littleblowholecafe@gmail.com www.littleblowholecafe.com August 2013

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A chance to party like Gatsby

Whether you prefer the Robert Redford or Baz Luhmann version (or even if the book is more your style), there is something about The Great Gatsby that makes you want to go to one of Jay’s parties. Maybe just once... Kiama Jazz Club's Gatsby Supper Dance gives you your chance. The Pavilion will be transformed into a glamorous night club, speakeasy and dance floor with the fabulous big band sound of The Escalators (above) playing the hot dance music of the Roaring Twenties. There will be Charleston dancers, a silent

Stop Press: Trading hours extended

Thanks extend day to dinner

movie screen, a themed photo booth, lucky door prizes, competitions and a raffle. Get dressed up and dance the night away. Make up a table of eight (or be prepared to make some new friends), bring your supper and moonshine, and think about misbehavin! It promises to be the social event of the year. Details: Sat 17 August from 7.30pm The Pavilion Kiama. Tickets $35 (or $30 for Kiama Jazz Club members) from the Kiama Visitors Centre

to everyone who supported our application to our allowable trading hours on Friday and Satur10pm. This gives us the flexibility to open for on occasion. See details of our next night on page 3.


Sydney, and nights at Berry Sourdough, to create a space of his own. The menu will be I first met John Evans and his wife Sonia during simple (in the best sense of the word) and let the 100 Mile Challenge in 2011, and we’ve been the flavours of our region shine through. He has built up a strong network of local supplifirm friends ever since. ers over the last three years and is keen to help put the South Coast on the food map. John did the entrée and dessert at the lunch, and both were outstanding representations of Steve and I really enjoyed our first evening what is best about South Coast produce. there (big thumbs up for the pork belly cooked two ways). He’s a wonderful chef and a really Great value too, with the nice bloke, and I’m so pleased they mains at $30. We are lucky to have decided to open their own have a chef of John’s calibre place in Berry (well, actually I’d calling the South Coast home. be more pleased if it was in Kiama, but Berry isn’t too far in the Details: SOUTH on Albany, scheme of things). Berry (take the first turn right after the Donut Van) It’s every chefs’ dream to own their t 4464 2005 own place, and John is keen to use Dinner: Wed to Sat from 6pm his experience running the kitchens Lunch: Fri to Sun from noon at Bistro CBD and the 3 Weeds in

Go SOUTH on Albany

Publish on the ABC

NBN finally arrives

If you haven’t discovered ABC Open yet, then I encourage you to have a look at it online. It’s an exciting initiative which gives Australian regional communities the ability to share their experiences through the ABC via websites, radio and TV. I recently attended a workshop to help people to submit video postcards from their area/lives (I’ll let you know when I finally finish mine!).

After all that anticipation, the NBN has finally been switched on in our area without much fanfare.

Now, Sean O'Brien, a producer from ABC Open Illawarra, is holding a free workshop for budding non-fiction writers to provide an overview of how to write a short story. Your stories can then be uploaded to the 500 Words Project, which gives you the chance to share a window into your world, be it quirky, sad or heart-warming!

Now you have the choice as to whether to get it connected to your house or not. This service is free at the moment, but goodness knows what will happen after the election. If the Coalition gets in, they seem to be saying that they will not be connecting to people’s houses with fibre optic cable, as part of their plan to reduce the costs of the program. Seems to me it could be wise in the long term to take up the fibre optic connection while it is available. Once our building is connected, we plan to introduce a wi-fi service for customers, as this seems to becoming the norm, especially in tourist areas.

Details: Kiama Community College (below Kiama Library), Mon 2 Sept 10am – noon. Numbers are limited. Call Kiama Library to book your spot. www.abc.net.au/open

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Indian Night with a twist Our next Dinner Event will showcase food from an ethnic group you might not ever have heard of - the Parsi. The Parsi fled to India from Persia around the 8th century to escape religious persecution. Most settled on the west coast of India and adopted Indian food habits and culture, while retaining some food flavours and techniques from ancient Persia. I only became aware of the culture because my gorgeous greatniece and nephews have a Parsi heritage (via their dad, Jimmy, of Masterchef fame). As seems to be the way, once I became aware of it, I seemed to see mentions of it everywhere, particularly in cookbooks on Indian food. Given the treasure house of Indian food, that respect says a great deal. Details: Friday 16 August, 7 pm Three course fixed menu $45/head Bookings essential t 4232 4990

Find out about local businesses In this service and on-line shopping world, there are many local businesses that don’t have a shopfront. The annual Kiama Lifestyle, Business & Wedding Expo gives you an opportunity to find out about the wide variety of these businesses right on our doorstep. You can put a face to the advertising you’ve seen, and find out more about their products and services. The expansion of the Expo this year to include weddings is an example in point. There are many businesses that work behind the scenes to make the big day a success from photographers and make-up artists, to event organisers and cake decorators. The Expo lets you browse around, sample product and make appointments. There’ll be a fun run, children’s activities and interactive demonstrations on offer, as well as door prizes in excess of $1000. Once again we will be manning the Canteen to help you keep up your strength as you browse the stalls. Details: Sat 24 August, 10 - 3 The Pavilion Kiama. Free entry.

Look who popped in to see us Cohen's little girl, Charlee. Our verdict? She's gorgeous!

Warning:Fathers’Dayison1September! Just in case there isn’t another Bugle before then, I thought it timely to point out that Fathers’ Day is early this year. You don’t want it to sneak up on you… Book in for breakfast or our popular traditional Fathers’ Day Lunch, which features a special two course menu and coffee for $35. He’ll love it!


Fancy our food for dinner? Check out our freezer next time you are in, as we are now selling our food for you to take home frozen. Perfect for those days when you don't feel like cooking or just don't have the time to prepare a meal. All of the food we will sell will be made from scratch. No preservatives or other nasties, so the contents list will be full of things you recognise, rather than numbers. Also available: * local free range eggs * Kiama’s own milk from The Pines * Slow Dough Sourdough (Fridays)

Lend a helping hand to refugees So much emphasis is put on the way refugees get here, but have you ever considered how hard it must be for them to settle into Australia once they have been given a new home here? A wonderful band of people have found practical ways to make a real difference to the lives of refugees in the Illawarra. Strategic Community Assistance for Refugee Families (SCARF) is an organisation working towards seeing refugees happily settled and participating fully in the life of the wider community. Volunteers are needed to tutor, mentor, supervise learner drivers, help kids with sport and generally offer friendship and a helping hand. I hope to get involved with SCARF’s catering initiative, launched at a great pop-up kitchen recently. We were treated to food from Ethiopia, Burma, Iran and Togo (see pic). Details: www.scarf1.org.au

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Noticeboard Help for new mums Having been involved with our niece’s twin boys this last year, I’ve had a refresher course on the trials, tribulations and joys of caring for a new baby (bit obsessive to mention them twice in one Bugle I know). So I’m pleased to let you know we now have an expert baby health consultant in our midst. Rachel Gregory-Wilson is a child and family health nurse with over 14 years’ experience. She currently lectures at university in Infant Mental Health and Child and Family Health, and has just launched a private consultancy service for families in the local area.

Blossom-Inn is available for families who need support and advice on issues such as sleep and settling, feeding, growth and development and mothers experiencing post-natal depression. For appointments you can phone Rachel on 0488106096 or email blossom-inn@outlook.com

Treat yourself to a new colour Roz at the Salon on Tingira is offering 20% off all colour services during August, so get along and shrug off those winter blues. Details: The Salon is open Monday to Friday, and on Saturday morning. t 4232 3918

Please note: While we try to get everything right, we are only human and cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.


August Beachside Bugle 2013