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New fire station to open A new $4.6 million Fire Station at Young Rd Lambton is expected to open in early July. This larger station will see the amalgamation of the existing Lambton, New Lambton and Hamilton stations under the one roof. The new facility is located at the corner of Young and Norah Rds Lambton, in the former Frost Commercial Kitchen building. The building will also be home to Fire & Rescue NSW’s Metropolitan North Area and Zone 1 offices. The Newcastle Fire Control Centre, which handles major incidents in Zone 1, will also operate from the site. Superintendent Brett Davies, who oversees fire and rescue operations for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, gave Lambton Local a tour of the new station recently.
Superintendent Brett Davies (2nd from right) with Firefighting personnel and administration staff at the new Lambton Fire Station. The site will also serve as the Area and Zone Offices Superintendant Davies said the new station will provide an even better fire protection service to the local area. “There will be no loss of personnel or firefighting appliances as we bring the three smaller local stations together as one. All up we are looking
at around 50 permanent and retained firefighters and 20 or so administrative staff working at the Lambton site. Each of the fire fighting trucks from the three stations will come across to the new Lambton Fire Station 357” he said. (continued page 2)
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Above: the new Lambton Fire Station is located in the former Frost Commercial Kitchens building on Young Road (from front page) There are plans underway to record the history and preserve the artefacts that have inevitably gathered at the various local fire stations over their many years of operation. This history of local fire fighting will have pride of place at the new Lambton Station. The local community will be invited to see through the station at an Open Day being planned for later in the year.
Gardening bee planned
Lambton Residents Group will hold its next gardening bee in Lambton Park on Sunday 24th July. The Residents Group has â€˜adoptedâ€™ on behalf of the community the L-shaped garden beds that flank the path near the war memorial gates on Morehead Street. All interested community members are invited to come along and assist with weeding, mulching and planting to maintain these garden beds. A relatively short gardening bee from 10am to 12 noon is planned for Sunday 24th. Please bring along your gardening tools (no power tools please) and wear enclosed shoes. For more information email lambtonresidents@ gmail.com
Trio of benches for Library garden It has been a goal of the Lambton Residents Group since its formation two years ago to have a bench seat funded, built and installed in the gardens behind Lambton Branch Library. Now with thanks to a variety of sources there are three benches! Chair of Lambton Residents Group, Nicola Hirschhorn said “It’s just great to see a vision come together. Only a few months ago we were wondering as a group how we might get just one bench into the garden.” “Next thing, we’ve had the Men’s Shed donate a bench and the labour to install it, our grant application to Council was successful and a local resident has come forward with a donation for a park bench in memory of her late husband.” Nicola said. Thanks to Cr Rufo and everyone involved in bringing this project to fruition. The idea of the benches is to encourage passive recreational use of the Library gardens. In coming months the Residents Group plans to hold some regular reading events in the Library gardens. Stay tuned for more details.
All smiles: Lambton Residents Group members, (at rear) Cr Andrea Rufo OAM, (front L to R) Tammy Russell, Nicola Hirschhorn and Matthew Russell
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Quarryman’s cottage restored Many local residents may be familiar with the unassuming but intriguing stone cottage in Percy Street North Lambton. Many more would have played in it as kids during one of its ‘unloved’ periods. Over the last two years the property has undergone a complete restoration and renovation courtesy of its current owner Shane Bransdon. The cottage was originally built by William and Harriet Evans, of Staffordshire, who emigrated to Australia with their infant children in the mid-1860s. It was constructed using stone from the nearby quarry at the headwaters of Dark Creek. While the house has become known as the Quarryman’s House, it was in fact a family home sited with an eye to self-sufficiency and the growing of fruit for sale. It contained bedrooms, a kitchen and living room. A cellar beneath the house provided suitable storage for fruit, tools and other articles. An extension in matching stone, with a gabled roof and box gutter, gave the house three bedrooms with a kitchen and living room. One of the bedrooms was later converted into a bathroom. Mr Bransdon told Lambton Local of the pleasure he has had in restoring the building to a habitable state. “Dad and I have really enjoyed this project. It’s been amazing how many people have come down the driveway and popped their head in the door to see what we have been up to.” Shane said. “So many of them said they’d played here as a kid. They told us
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Shane Bransdon purchased the dilapidated stone cottage at 15 Percy Street in 2014 and has spent countless weekends lovingly renovating it with his father Paul. The unique property which includes a 740+ square metre parcel of land is now on the market stories of how it was believed haunted or a witch’s house. Shane and his father Paul are justifiably proud of what they have achieved during the two years the project has taken. But now it’s time to move on. Shane has purchased another
historic property, this time in Wallsend. The Quarryman’s Cottage is now on the market. To see more photos and other details regarding the sale search 15 Percy Street North Lambton or check the popular real estate websites.
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School holiday fun at Blackbutt
Hey kids! Get along to Blackbutt Reserve these school holidays for the next Junior Ranger Fun Day for two hours of environmental fun and education. The event will be held from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday 5th July at Richley Reserve (enter off Freyburg St, New Lambton) Blackbutt Reserve will come to life with a feast of activities including art and craft, face painting, critter encounters and jumping castles. The theme for this event is Indigenous Footprints. No booking is required, however parental supervision is compulsory and children must wear fully enclosed shoes. This event is not suitable for large groups and vacation care.
There’ll be plenty to see, do and learn at Blackbutt Reserve’s free Junior Ranger Day on Tuesday 5th July Cold drinks, coffee and sausage sandwiches will also be available. For more information Phone: 4904 3344, email Blackbutt
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Queen’s Birthday Honour for Baz
Local firefighter Barry (Baz) Cleary of New Lambton was recently awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) for distinguished service in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Baz began his service with Fire & Rescue NSW in 1987, has served at various stations and is currently Station Officer at Hamilton. During his service he has attended numerous major incidents including the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and the 2005 Brescia furniture factory fire. Baz has been a tireless member of the Newcastle Firefighters Fundraising Ball for more than 14 years, providing videography services and countless hours selling raffle tickets. Station Officer Cleary will be relocating to the new Lambton Fire Station in coming weeks along with his Hamilton brigade. Baz’s wealth of experience in CAD drafting has been invalubale to the design and construction of the new station. Congratulations Baz on a well-deserved award. Thank you from your community!
Above: Station Officer Barry (Baz) Cleary AFSM on duty recently at Hamilton Fire Station. Left: The Australian Fire Service Medal
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Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner, Jessica Gouck of North Lambton. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery object (below) was the Lambton Park Hotel.
This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find the answers within the pages of Lambton Local... Question 1 What do the letters AFSM stand for in terms of Australian Honours? Question 2 Who originally built the Quarryman’s Cottage in Percy St, North Lambton? Question 3 Where would you go to keep little sniffles at bay this winter? Question 4 Which three local fire stations will amalgamate at the new Lambton Fire Station? Question 5 What is the everyday price on Arnott’s Tim Tams at Lambton Grocer? Question 6 When is the Cure Brain Cancer Trivia night being held?
Question 7 Whose millinery shop in Elder St caught fire in 1875? Question 8 Where would you find the building pictured below?
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Lambton Grocer,‘Store of theYear’
The team from Lambton Grocer, (L to R) Mena Sternbeck, Jo Hutchinson, Bobbie Blenman and owner Steve Sternbeck, show off their SPAR Affiliate Store of the Year award. (absent: Kristy Nicholls-James)
Lambton’s own Lambton Grocer in Elder Street has been awarded a coveted Store of the Year award for 2016 from the largest food retail group in the world! Lambton Grocer is an affiliate of the SPAR network. With more than 12,300 stores in over 42 countries, serving over 13 million customers daily, SPAR is the largest, and one of the most progressive and innovative food retailers in the world. Lambton Grocer took out the award against 21 other affiliate stores in the Southern Region which includes NSW and the ACT. Store owner Steve Sternbeck told Lambton Local “It was a real surprise, I had no idea we had been nominated. I’ve had the store for four and a half years now and each year I’ve tried to make improvements to the shop, its appearance, the product range, our opening hours, and it’s great to see it hasn’t gone unnoticed”. The store is now one of just five nominees for the National SPAR Retail Awards which will be presented at the group’s annual Australian Trade Show at the end of July which Steve hopes to attend.
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Use your brain for cancer cure
Quiz master for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Trivia Night on Saturday 23rd July, Jim Overend is armed with plenty of mind-bending questions for the night
Q: Which of these three cancers has the lowest survival rate? A. Breast Cancer, B. Leukaemia or C. Brain Cancer. The answer is C. Only 20% of people diagnosed with brain cancer this year will survive. That’s one of many good reasons the Lambton Locals City2Surf fundraising team are holding a Trivia Night in support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday night 23rd July at Lambton Bowling Club and will be hosted by the ever-popular quizmaster of the Club’s weekly Thursday trivia, Jim Overend. There will be plenty of fun, games, raffles and more on the night. Cheese platters will be available to purchase if you’re peckish and of course the Club is open for dinner and drinks. Form a team of your own and book a table of 6-10 players for a $100 donation or purchase as many single tickets as you like for $10 each and the organisers will put you together with a team. To buy your tickets search ‘Lambton’ at www. eventbrite.com.au (a small booking fee applies to online bookings) or you can contact Lee Dedman on 0428 559 137 or Leigh Tickle on 0422 320 731. Help the Lambton Locals City2Surf team chase down (yes, pun intended) their $10,000 fundraising target for 2016!
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Lambton then, Lambton now Lambton Fire Station
In 19th century Lambton, fire in one form or another was the principal means of heating, cooking, and providing light. But the flames that illuminated also had a dark side. On Saturday night 6th February 1875 in Miss Jackson’s millinery shop in Elder Street, the string that suspended the window lamp snapped, the lamp fell, and the shop contents ignited. Although the blaze was spotted and extinguished before much damage was done, this near disaster was the catalyst for the formation of the Lambton Fire Brigade. A public meeting was held, a committee formed, subscriptions collected, and a hand pumped fire engine purchased from Sydney for £40. The engine arrived in August 1875 and was housed in a shed paid for and erected by John Stoker at the rear of his hotel on the north east corner of Elder and Grainger streets. After some period of practice, the engine and crew were first put to the test fighting a fire at the Co-operative Colliery in Wallsend in January 1876.
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With the addition of more equipment and new engines over the years, the location behind Stoker’s hotel became too small, and after application to Lambton Council for some of their land, a new two storey wooden fire station was constructed in De Vitre Street and officially opened in 1902. In March 1913 a violent wind storm totally destroyed this building, damaging much of the firefighting equipment inside. In its place a new brick fire station was constructed and opened in 1914, which served the local community for over 100 years until moving to the new fire station site in Young Road this month. Our reliance on fire for the basic necessities of life is diminished today, but our reliance on local firefighting services in times of crisis is as great as when the Lambton Fire Brigade began 141 years ago. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com
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Above: The Lambton Fire Brigade Station in Grainger Street 1875-1902, behind John Stoker’s Gold Miners’ Arms Hotel Below: From 1914 to June 2016 Lambton Fire Station has been located at 67 De Vitre Street.
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by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health
Focussing on your values
A very important emphasis in counselling psychology today is the focus on values. It is common now for a therapist to take a client through a process of identifying his or her values and exploring how much the client is living by them. What are values? Well, for a start, they are not the same thing as goals. A goal is a one-off thing that can be ticked off as completed once achieved. You have a goal to visit Dubbo zoo. You go there. Tick. Goal achieved. You have a goal to shed four kilos. You lose them. Tick. Goal achieved. But a value is something that goes on and on. It’s not a one-off. A value might be not just to visit the zoo, but to live life fully on weekends. A value might be not just to shed four kilos, but to eat and move well to stay healthy. These are not just achieved once, but go on indefinitely. Many of our values come from our parents from the time of our childhood and remain helpful. However, it is not uncommon for adults to adjust or even discard some of those childhood values as not being appropriate or workable in adult life. Sometimes this occurs after a crisis, sometimes as an act of personal growth. Other values arrive during our adolescence and youth and we often take them into our adult lives. So why this focus? Well, generally speaking, people live happier lives when living from their values. Life is less of a struggle and seems to run more smoothly, be more integrated and is often less stressful. We tend to find life more fulfilling and are able to cope better with life’s challenges when we live in concert with our values. Worth a thought. - Stuart Edser
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How can a Will be revoked? by Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton
A will may always be revoked. That is, a will can be cancelled or made void and of no effect either voluntarily or by the operation of law. A will can be voluntarily revoked in four main ways. A person may wish to write a new will to take into account their changing circumstances. In that situation the new will would usually contain an express clause revoking the earlier will. If the second will was then to be revoked, that would not however
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revive the first will and a person in that situation would die intestate, with no valid will. A person may revoke their earlier will by writing on the will in such a manner as a court would be left in no doubt that they intended the will to be revoked. They might destroy the will by tearing it, burning it or by destroying by some other means. Accidental destruction would not be sufficient because the act must be accompanied by an intention to destroy the will. A fourth method would be to express an intention to revoke a will in another document and execute the document using the same formalities that are required for a will. With three exceptions, a will is automatically revoked by operation of the law if a person marries. A will is not revoked if the will was made ‘in contemplation’ of the marriage which took place and a person intending to marry their partner would be wise to ensure their will expressly states that it is made ‘in contemplation’ of their marriage. The second exception is that a gift to a person to whom the testator is married at the date of his or her death is not revoked. So for example, if a person marries his partner and later dies, any gift to his surviving wife in his will is not revoked, but all other gifts in his will would be of no effect. The will would in that situation have been partially revoked. There is a third exception in relation to powers of appointments. What about divorce? If a person divorces or their marriage is annulled, any appointment of their former spouse as executor or guardian, or any gift to their former spouse is revoked. Any provision in the will unrelated to the former spouse remains in place. The moral of the story is therefore to update your will whenever there is a significant change in your circumstances. Disclaimer The content of this article is provided for information purposes only. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. Formal legal advice should be sought in particular matters.
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When we have a cold or flu it’s tough. When you are a child and can’t verbalise your symptoms, it can be even worse. Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of medicinal products that are recommended for use in children
under 6 years anymore. However this doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do for them. We can try the following: Steam Inhalation can help with clearing the nasal passages and the bringing up of mucus from the chest Saline nasal sprays or drops also can help to loosen and clear the nasal mucus – to use with these nasal aspirators are helpful to suck the mucus out especially in the younger children that cant blow their nose effectively Increasing fluids, and supplementing with oral rehydration solution can be useful in preventing dehydration and reducing muscle pain associated with viral infections Common pain relievers can also be used, and children’s antihistamines can be useful in treating some symptoms such as
sniffles and sneezes. There are also a few over the counter cough and cold remedies available, as well as herbal options. As with all colds and flu it is important to wash hands often, to catch sneezes and coughs in a tissue, and to try not to share cups or bottles in order to decrease the spread of infection. Cleaning kids toys, as well as play surfaces and door handles can also help in containing the spread. Most cold and flu symptoms should only last 7 to 10 days, but coughs may persist for up to 3 weeks.However, if your child develops a fever, has vomiting or abdominal pain, is unusually sleepy, develops a rash, severe headaches, a stiff neck, difficulty breathing or a cough lasting greater than 3 weeks it is best to see your GP.
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On Tuesday 17 May, all of our teaching staff stayed back for an extended professional development afternoon, until 7pm, to engage in workshops designed to meet their identified learning needs and to meet the 2015-2017 School Management Plan. Workshops included gifted and talented education, tiered assessment, AITSL Supervising Pre-service Teachers, Module 2 Practice Analysis, Office 365 and OneNote, flipped classroom and recording lessons, and Lambton Learning Ladder. The development sessions provided teachers opportunities to share and work collaboratively with colleagues and allowed time for staff to develop skills, knowledge and resources to support these initiatives. Recently we conducted over 300 report interviews with our Year 11 and 12 students and received valuable feedback on how they are progressing academically, balancing school and their other commitments, and discussed post school aspirations. We surveyed the students to gain feedback on their experiences asking the following questions: •Which course/s has the teacher/s with the highest expectations for you to be successful? •What do the most effective teachers do that has made the greatest difference to your learning? •What school program has been most effective in supporting your learning? The findings will be used as part of our internal HSC review. Due to the generous sponsorship of the Newcastle Sunrise Rotary Club, Maya Al Maraee and Ruby Maughan represented Lambton High School as Iraq at Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). The event was again a huge success with 18 teams from 13 schools debating resolutions that had been framed on current world events, replicating the General Assembly of the United Nations. In preparation for the event, Maya and Ruby were required to research the history of Iraq and anticipate how Iraq would vote on 16 resolutions, such as the rights of indigenous peoples and the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic. Brodie McNaughton, Lachlan Bray, Jackson Price, Toby Schmieden, Angela Domingues and Ruby Maughan from Year 11 Legal Studies participated in the Law Society NSW Mock Trial competition which provides students with valuable real-world court room experience adjudicated by a local solicitor. The group has shown excellent team work skills and have enjoyed the challenge of putting their legal knowledge into practice. Martin Rosser - Principal
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Happy New (financial) Year Reset your goals
by Chris Stevens B. Fin, M. Acc, CPA Partner at GC Accountants
As you prepare for the new financial year, taking action using these simple tips can help you make sure your finances are on the right track for the year ahead. Regardless of your financial standing or the stage of life you’re in, conducting regular financial health checks is a smart way of fine-tuning your life goals and creating wealth – and there is no better time than the end of the financial year to do it.
Things change in life and work – and your financial plans need to reflect this. Perhaps you want to ramp up your savings, change your investment strategy or pay particular attention to cutting your debt this financial year. Start your health check by rethinking your short and long-term goals. Make them specific, but realistic – and write them down so you have extra motivation to see them become a reality. Work closely with a financial adviser during this process to get the best outcomes for your lifestyle and financial circumstances.
Redraft your budget Perhaps you bought a new car, some new shares or will start to pay higher costs for child care in the coming year. These types of triggers can have an impact on your finances and they need to be factored in to ensure your budget works well for you. It’s obvious, but make sure you update your budget to reflect all your income, including any investment dividends or pensions, and outline all your regular payments. Use this opportunity to review your bills and spending, identifying any non-essential costs that you could cut down on.
Examine your investment objectives
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A sound financial health check should always include a reassessment of your investment objectives. With the help of a financial adviser, you need to determine your short and long-term goals so an investment strategy can be devised to achieve each aim. Positions can shift quickly for a range of reasons, so review your investment portfolio with a financial adviser. Any changes you make to improve your financial position can help put you on the path to a more positive future. The start of a new financial year is the perfect time to give yourself the gift of a better financial future. Set aside some time and focus on these important financial checks – and once you’ve taken stock, take advantage of the expertise a financial adviser provides. We are here to help you. GC Accountants Pty Ltd ABN 46108440768 are authorised representatives of Count Financial Limited ABN 19 001 974 625, AFSL 227232. Lending services are authorised by Finconnect (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australian Credit Licence No. 385888.
with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton
Why does my pet have bad breath?
Did you know that approximately 80% of pets have some degree of dental disease? A large proportion of patients that we see for routine vaccinations and visits are identified as having an oral hygiene status that is alarming. Imagine what would happen if you never brushed your teeth. This is the reason why our pets develop dental disease. Bacteria and toxins build up and their daily presence can affect your pets overall health. If this bacteria and toxins enter the bloodstream it can impact on the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. Dental disease can also be extremely painful. This can all lead to a reduction in your pet’s health, happiness and lifespan. The types of dental disease that can occur are very similar to what we see in humans. Tartar and calculus can form, gums can become infected and eroded and the tooth roots may become rotten. Cats are also prone to developing resorptive lesions of the teeth called FORLS which are similar to cavities in people. You can help keep your pets pearly whites in good health by having regular check ups with your vet. Most yearly exams will include an oral and dental exam but make sure to ask if you’re not sure. Your vet may recommend procedures such as a scale and polish under general anesthesia, teeth brushing, special dental diets, dental chews or supplements. Stayed tuned for next month’s issue for more information regarding dental cleaning and products! July and August are Dental Months at Greencross Vets so please make an appointment at Greencross Vets Lambton for your FREE dental check and to take advantage of the great deals we have on dentals during this time!
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Winter is upon us by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training The heater and the doona are calling, the comfort food is looking so yummy and our motivation is a bit lacking. However, winter is a great time of year to train. In the cooler months we expend more energy while training to try to keep warm. This in turn burns more calories. Great if you are getting stuck into those comfort foods. Exercise also boosts your circulation, improves your immune system helping you fend off colds and flus and helps you beat those winter blues by increasing your endorphins. This is all great stuff to know but knowing this information and actually getting out of doing an exercise session are two different things. I am sure when the couch, doona and Game of Thrones are calling, you won’t be saying to yourself I need to increase my endorphin levels so let’s go exercise. So here are some helpful tips to help you get that session done (Don’t worry your couch, doona and Game of Thrones will still be there waiting after you exercise) •Set some Winter goals. Knowing why you are going to do this session and what it will help you achieve in the long term makes it easier to get in and get the session done. •Get yourself some Winter workout clothing. You can buy some ‘Skins’ but if you really don’t want to spent a lot of money then layer up. You will be surprised how warm you get exercising in the cold. As you get warmer take the layers off and once you are done put the layers back on when stretching down so you don’t get too cold. •Plan out your week. Book your sessions into your schedule just like you would do with an appointment and then make a pledge to yourself not to miss them. •Follow the 10 minute rule. Get out and start moving for 10 minutes. Once you are moving 98% of the time you will keep moving for the 30-60 minutes you planned to. •Just get it done. I promise you, you will feel better for it. So until next time Love life, dream big and become the inspiration Anne-Marie
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Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121
Thu 7 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 8
Thu 14 Jam Night with Ty and Zane
Duke of Wellington Hotel
Mark Wells Duo
The Jungle Kings
The Snape Brothers
Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things
Thu 21 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 22
Thu 28 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 29
The Remedy Trio
Lambton Park Hotel Fri 1
Floyd Vincent and Dave Marsalis
Lizotteâ€™s Fri 1
Mental As Anything
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Live N Local
Sat 30 TK (aka Troy Kemp)
Blackbutt Hotel Fri 1
The life & music of Stevie Wright & The Easybeats
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Local & Live entertainment this month Sun 10 Brian Cadd (lunch)
The Mark Hotel
Wests New Lambton Marble Bar
Grand Theft Audio
The Andy Show
Love That Hat
Mark Wells Duo
The Rumour Trio
Sun 10 Hornet Sat 16
Sun 17 Love That Hat Sat 23 Wed 13 Live N Local Thu 14 In Loving Memory of Szymon Fri 15
Sun 24 Loko Sat 30
Sun 31 The Jungle Kings
Newcastle Theatre Co.
Wed 20 Live N Local
Thu 21 Sarah McLeod
A play by Michael Frayn Directed by Adelle Richards Sat 16
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Show
Wed 27 Live N Local Thu 28 Aviida Fri 29
Sun 31 Gyan
2pm & 8pm
Piano Lounge Every Tue & Thur 4-5.30pm Angamus
The Starlight Room
John Macdonald 1pm
Sun 31 Elvis - If I Can Dream
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Local Community Group Notices
LAMBTON RESIDENTS GROUP All residents of Lambton area are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting. You too can be a part of some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd. No RSVP needed. If you would like more information you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nicola on 0402 949 854. JESMOND ELECTRONICS CLUB Efforts are being made to reform the Jesmond Electronics Club meeting at Lambton Bowling Club each Monday from 4 to 5 pm. Membership is available to interested members of the community aged 12 years and over. Contact John Murphy, john81913@gmail. com
LOLLYPOP’S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday of school term, 10am-12pm. Come and join our friendly, welcoming group for toys, games, stories and play. 0-5 year olds, parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Anglican Church Hall, 18 Morehead St, Lambton. Ph 4957 1073 for more details. THE LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON Our motto is “Friendship and fellowship”.Activities, which are voluntary and at participant’s own cost, include: Monthly meetings, birthday luncheons, day trips, theatre, walking, craft, “monthly book club” and canasta groups. Phone Pat 4957 6629 or Laelia 4951 2939 for further details. Page 30 > Lambton Local > July 2016
MARCH STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS GROUP Are you interested in community gardening? The March Street Community Gardens Group at 16 March Street Kotara is looking for new members. Experienced gardeners or beginners are welcome. Please check out our website www.mscgardens.info or contact Gwen Ph 49529655 or Diane Ph 49572843
PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON HONEYSUCKLE INC Our Probus Club is an association of men and women who are no longer working full time. Come and join us at 10am on the 4th Friday of each month @ the Kotara Bowling Club. New friends, interesting Guest Speakers and enjoy luncheons and day trips. Contact Dorothy Godfrey 4943 6813 or Ray Bohlsen 4952 7407 for further details GUYS AND DOLLS PLAYGROUP We meet every Monday of school terms, from 9.30am to 11.30 am, at the Uniting Church, cnr Portland Place and Regent Street, New Lambton. Children from 0-5 years accompanied by a parent, carer or grandparent are welcome to join us for play activities, music, stories and games. We are affiliated with the NSW Playgroup Association. For more details phone Ros on 49521292.
NEW LAMBTON SENIOR CITIZENS & PENSIONERS Make new friends while enjoying a warm and caring fellowship as well as to partake in the fun games of bingo and chats over a cuppa. Where? The New Lambton Seniors Assocation, located at the New Lambton Community Centre. For more details contact Barry Hoare secretary on 4963 4631
NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. Was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to family history studies. The society welcomes visitors to their library in the Mechanics Institute Building at 68 Elder Street Lambton which is open each Thursday 1 pm - 3.30 pm and Saturday 10.00am - 3.30 pm (except public holidays). The next monthly meeting will be held at Tuesday 5th July at 2pm in the Mechanics Institute Elder St Lambton. Guest speakers: Melodie Woodford & Judith Conway will speak on the female convicts who came to Newcastle. All members and interested visitors are welcome. For more information contact 49578296. KNIT & NATTER Meet new people, make new friends at knit & natter on the 2nd & 4th Monday in the month. Meet at Mayfield Church of Christ, cnr Werribi St & Gregson Avenue at 9.30am. All ladies welcome. Phone Lyn for information. 49529324
All community groups and organisations are invited to submit notices for publication. Include general information about your group as well and details of upcoming events. Email your notice to email@example.com or post it to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Every effort is made to include all notices as submitted. Notices may be edited or omitted due to space limitations.
Local Community Classifieds...
Placing your Local Community Classified is easy! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your name and contact details for if clarification and/or verification are required.
FILING CABINET 2 drawer, cream colour, great condition, $30 will deliver. Ph 0423 849 408 KIDDIES BIKE good brand, helmet, 2 pink plastic chairs, scooter and dinky – only $35 the lot Ph 4957 1625 PACKING/STORAGE BOXES Used packing and storage boxes, various sizes. FREE Ph 0431 539 402 VINTAGE BRIC A BRAC Crockery, cups & saucers, glasses, mugs, silverware, linen tea towels, tablecloths, ornaments, etc all very reasonably priced to sell, some unused – must sell due to downsizing – call Laura 49571625 Ph 4957 1625
HANDYMAN WANTED I need a handyman to help me clean my garden. Please call Janice 0424 061 370 KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASSES Special handmade leather craft and personalised orders. Phone 4929 7255 or 49575501 after 4pm LADIES WALKING GROUP Lambton Park, Tuesday and Thursday 7am Ph Debbie 0438 800 007 or Helen 0412 509 248 PET CARE Jill’s Pet Sitting Service. Live in (your home) or daily visits. Mature, non-smoker, police clearance and references. Phone Jill 0418 246 384 PET PORTRAITS Have a memorable portrait of your pet painted by local award winning local artist from $100. Phone Michelle 4956 4016
PHOTOS & INFO WANTED Photos and information required on the Lambton Bowling Club, EG; Early photos of original club, war time photos, and any info concerning the club. Please call Chris Thomson on 4952 1310 RESUME, COVER LETTER, CV, selection criteria for all careers. Highly successful assistance with employment documents proven to assist you get the interview and the job you want. Contact 0488 527 891 or 4952 7896 or cv.success@ bigpond.com anytime.
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ELDER STREET PHARMACY 117 Elder St, Lambton Phone 4957 3630 Open: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 6pm • Sat 8.30am to 2pm
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Lambton Local is the only community newspaper offering free home delivery to residents of Lambton and North Lambton (Newcastle NSW)
Published on Jun 25, 2016
Lambton Local is the only community newspaper offering free home delivery to residents of Lambton and North Lambton (Newcastle NSW)