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t: 4232 4990 January 2014

Beachside Bugle Brought to you monthly by Cathy and her team at your local cafe

Put 5 February in your diaries Yes, it is finally happening - Kiama is just a few weeks away from getting a weekly farmers’ market! The Market will be devoted solely to food, with stalls manned by growers and artisan producers. It is a welcome opportunity for us to get fresh food direct from its source and help make small scale food production a viable industry in our region. As the only weekly farmers’ market between Sydney and Moruya, and given its idyllic location on Black Beach, there is much potential for Kiama Farmers’ Market to develop into a vibrant regional event. This is where you come in.

Our great logo was designed by talented and generous Beachside local and Café regular Gregor Cullen. Our eternal gratitude!

In its early days, it will need your regular support to thrive. Already we have stallholders selling bread, milk, eggs, baked Details: Official opening 3pm, Weds goods, gelato, seasonal vegetables and fruit, mushrooms, 5 Feb. From then, every Weds from meat, poultry (including ducks) and cheese, so you will be 3pm sharp til 6 at Black Beach. able to cross these off your shopping list on a weekly basis. Like us at kiamafarmersmarket Fittingly, in the UN Year of the Family Farm, Malcolm Weir Stallholder enquiries welcome: of Buena Vista Farm at Gerringong will do the honours of ringing the bell to open the first Market. See you there!

Join us for Tapas this January Our first Tapas Nights have had rave reviews, so why not book in with some friends soon? Tapas is the perfect food for a lazy summer evening. You can order as many small dishes to share as you like, to enjoy a wide range of flavours while relaxing with a wine or beer. If the weather is kind, you can sit out on the footpath and enjoy the sunset.

Dishes from our multicultural menu have so far included Salt & Pepper Prawns, BBQ Octopus, Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Spanish Meatballs, Marlin Ceviche, Empanadas and Lamb Skewers. Make sure you leave room for dessert! Details: From 6-9pm on Friday and Saturdays until 1 Feb. Bookings recommended.

Support Kiama’s 166th Show We’ve been sponsors of the Kiama Show since we opened our doors, and are proud of supporting this local institution. As long term readers may know, I’m yet to crack a first from the cooking judges, showing how impartial and professional they are… With the memory of last year’s quest to put up the perfect plate of scones still vivid (you have no idea how hard it is to produce six scones of identical height and colour), I’m prepared to try again this year. If I ever succeed, I’ll accept the prize in honour of my Auntie Lill, who was the best country cook ever. She always had tins of cake and biscuits on hand in case of visitors. The Kiama Show Schedule lists over a thousand classes spread over the horse, cattle, woodchop,

NSW food shines Get in quick to secure your copy of the Field Guide to NSW Produce, put together by the enthusiastic foodies at Locavored. It’s a must have for people wanting the low-down on good food throughout the state. In an age of apps, there is still something comforting about having a book to browse through. Details: Available at the Café for $27.50

pet, rodeo, Illawarra Youth Challenge and Pavilion sections. The displays in the Kiama Show Pavilion are described as the best on the South Coast, in recent years boasting approximately 2000 exhibits including: vegetables, fruit, jams, cooking, the NSW Rich Fruit Cake Competition, knitting, tapestry, crochet, sewing, patchwork, craft, art, floral displays, roses, homebrew, photography, porcelain and pottery, spinning and weaving, woodwork and the NSW Dahlia Championships. Details: 24 and 25 January, Kiama Showground, Bong Bong St. Don’t miss the deadline to enter Pavilion items of Tuesday 21 January. More details at or in the printed Schedule.

Major car show on way The first South Coast Showdown is coming to town, expecting to attract thousands of car enthusiasts from around the country. This major event will be open to a wide range of both cars and bikes - from street machines, kustoms, hot rods, lowriders, classics, minitrucks and all varieties of bikes. There will also be trade stalls, food and displays.

Details: Sat 18 Jan, Black Beach, 9-3pm. $20 to enter a car. Gold coin entry.

Roll up, roll up Are you are wondering what that gorgeous little ‘spiegelesque’ tent is doing in Hindmarsh Park? It’s an initiative of the good people behind the Kiama International Sea Side Arts Festival (or KISS Arts as it is known) and will host a series of free workshops and events, exploring what the proposed Arts Centre would mean to the people and artists of Kiama. The goings on at La Petite Grand are just one aspect of the three day festival, which includes street theatre, circus workshops for the kids and free open air caberet at the Sebel (10th and 11th) and the Jamberoo Pub (12th).

Details: For details, see their great posters around town or visit their website:

Celebrate Australia Day with Lyndey Milan Kiama’s 2014 Australia Day Ambassador is Lyndey Milan. A familiar face on television and in print, Lyndey been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for over thirty years. This year’s initial festivities are centred at Surf Beach before the focus shifts to the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies at Hindmarsh Park. There will be food stalls, children’s activities and other events to mark the national day. Celebrations are also planned in Kiama Downs, Jamberoo and Gerringong. It is a great day to attend a community event to show we recognise how fortunate we are to live in Australia.

Details: Ms Milan will be at Surf Beach in the morning, where she will make an address, before attending the Citizenship Ceremony which begins at 11am

Neighbourhood watch You might have noticed some activity in the shop at the end of our block, as one tenant moved out and another moved in. Our new neighbour but one is Planet Footprint, a growing niche business that monitors the real benefit of energy saving measures for over 200 local government bodies in Australia and the United States. They use their engineering, consulting and IT expertise to deliver a fully managed environmental scorekeeping service, so that organisations can monitor if their energy saving initiatives are working. As you can imagine, NBN connectivity was a big attraction to business like this, which was previously based in Gerringong. However all of us are still waiting patiently for someone to make the final connection between the fibre optic lines in the street and the cables that have been installed around our building. Fingers crossed it happens soon.

Noticeboard Special Bugle offer: 10% discount Ros of the Salon on Tingira wants to see how many of you read the Bugle, so she is offering a special 10% off colour treatments during January. All you have to do is bring in your Bugle with you to get the special price. As someone whose grey keeps poking through, it sounds like a good deal to me! To make a booking, call 4232 3918

Find out about our local fossils 270 million years ago the South Coast formed the muddy floor of the Gondwana coastline. Black Head at Gerroa safeguards a rich resource of fossil records, and Seven Mile Beach National Park is offering you an opportunity to find out more about our ancient past. Through its Every Rock Tells a Story program, a Discovery Ranger, geologist Phil Smart, will give you the skills to recognise fossils and appreciate geological features. (Note my restraint in not including any jokes about other local fossils‌) Details: Tues 14 Jan, 2-4pm Bookings essential, t 4887 7270

Charity Antique Fair The Rotary Antique & Collectables Fair attracts local, Sydney and interstate dealers to showcase their wares. A wide selection of furniture, jewellery, silver, china, textiles, books and many other interesting items will be on offer. Valuations, other than for jewellery, are available throughout the weekend for $5/item. The Gala Review Grand Opening is always a highlight of Kiama’s social calendar. There is also a Unique & Classic Car Show on the Sunday, where gold coin donations are encouraged. Details: Grand Opening, Fri 17 Jan 6.30-9pm $20 entry (includes light supper & bar) or $25 for Friday night and all weekend entry. Single day entry on Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm Adults $10, Conc $7, Children under 16 Free. Held at the Kiama Leisure Centre.

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

Beachside Bugle January 2014  

Another round up of what's happening at the Little Blowhole Cafe and in Kiama this month