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Thanks Grace for a half century’s service to MoW

Grace Woolcock OAM (above, at right) has been a volunteer at Meals on Wheels’ Lambton branch since May 1966. Grace says “It’s the friendships you make that keeps you coming back”. The team at Meals on Wheels Lambton, some pictured above, were on hand to mark Grace’s 50 years of service recently.

You might hear or read about someone who has given much to their community over many years. But few would match the commitment of Lambton resident Grace Woolcock to the local branch of Meals on Wheels. This month marks 50 years since Grace became a volunteer for this vital community service. Mrs Woolcock says she can’t quite claim to having been there from day one. “I think I joined when the branch was about 3 days old. That was in late May 1966. I’ve been involved ever since.” “It has been the friendships, many of them lifelong, that keep me coming back” Grace told Lambton Local. Grace’s volunteer work hasn’t been confined to Meals on Wheels either. She has been a tireless volunteer fundraiser for local schools, the Scouts and her local Church for most of her life. This service has been recognised more than once before with a City of Newcastle Service Medal in 2005 (continued page 2)

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Grace’s 50 years

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(from page 1) and a Medal in the Order of Australia or OAM in 2009. Lambton Branch co-ordinator Cate Jenkins says that “...it’s only with dedicated volunteers like Grace and those that have come after her that Meals on Wheels can operate. “We deliver delicious meals and a friendly face three times a week to clients in Lambton, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, North Lambton, Jesmond, Rankin Park and Waratah West.” Cate said. Cate is happy to hear from anyone may be interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Meals on Wheels Lambton Branch can be contacted on 4957 0482 or email: lambton@mow.net.au or call in on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning. If you or someone close to you would benefit from the services that Meals on Wheels offers you can have all your questions answered at the website www.mow.net.au or telephone 1300 731 556 (Over 65) or 1800 800 110 (Under 65 with a permanent disability).

http://issuu.com/lambtonlocal Readers, advertisers and community groups are encouraged to contribute to Lambton Local with news items, community news events and any matter that may be of general interest to residents of the area. In contributing news items the contributor accepts that such information may or may not be published in print and/or online using websites and social media channels at the sole discretion of the publisher. No guarantee of publication is ever implied by this invitation to contribute. Except where otherwise noted, all information, photographs, text and images, contained within Lambton Local is subject to copyright. Such copyright material cannot be reproduced and distributed in whole or part without the prior written consent of the publisher. Page 2 > Lambton Local > May 2016

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ANZAC Day in Lambton

Veterans, their families and local residents of all ages came out in their hundreds on Anzac Day to attend memorial services held across Lambton and New Lambton. For dozens more photos and video coverage of local Anzac Day events go to Lambton Local’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lambtonlocal







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Life, loving, living, that’s what it’s all about, especially when you are about to turn 90 years young, like my wonderful dad, Jim Clarke. Ageing can be a positive experience, for some people, like my dad, but sadly a difficult, painful and lonely one for many in our community. Just walk down Elder St, Lambton, any day, amidst the hustle and bustle, and you can observe many of our mature folk, quietly going about their business, as though invisible! While I was in Maryanne’s fruit shop, (best fruit in town!) I started to chat, as you do in Lambton, to an older man. It wasn’t long before he was sharing a little about his past life, with a beaming smile on his face. As we spent those few precious moments, it reminded me that all our older folk have amazing stories, if only we had time to listen, even for a few moments. So here’s to you my Daddy, you have had an amazing journey, blessed with good health, and ups and downs of all kinds, just like so many of our mature folk living right here! What a blessing you all are, as you are the ones who created this beautiful community, we are so lucky to be a part of! If only we could remember, that a few moments can mean so much, to an older person, with a kind word, a listening ear and a caring respect for each one. I guess that’s what it’s all about. And who’s Alfie anyway? Suzanne Clarke - George St, North Lambton

Dog’s owner unleashes

I was walking with my young son in Lambton Park one morning recently when I encountered a local man whose dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier I think, was without a leash. Perhaps a little cheekily I walked up and asked him if the park was now an ‘off-leash’ area. The man’s response was to call me a f@*#wit and to say that his dog was “having a s%&*, would you like to help me clean it up”. I replied that I understood dogs will relieve themselves when and where they need to but that my question was why his dog had no leash. He then shouted more F-laden abuse at me as I walked on. I hope his day improved after that. I know mine did. Name and address withheld by request

Fire stations throw open their doors

Fire & Rescue NSW will hold its annual Open Day this month giving visitors a glimpse into Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service.







Our own Lambton Fire Station will throw open its doors on Saturday 21st May. More than 80,000 people attended an Open Day across NSW last year. Lambton Fire Station has boasted big crowds at Open Days in recent years. Open Day will include safety demonstrations, fire station tours and the chance to inspect fire-fighting equipment and trucks used by our firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies. There is also an array of activities for kids. Visitors can also speak to local firefighters first-hand about fire safety in the home, including how to install and maintain smoke alarms, how to develop a home escape plan to ensure they can quickly and safely escape a fire. There will also be a free sausage sizzle. The Open Day will be on from 10am-2pm on Saturday 21st May. Lambton Fire Station is located at 67 De Vitre Street.











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QUALITY MEATS Open Mon to Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-12.30pm If the letterbox pictured above is yours, you’ve won a $30 open order from Jarrett’s Quality Meats in Elder Street Lambton. To claim your prize simply call in to the shop and show Bede or Cal some identification with the correct address on it. You had better hurry though, the prize must be claimed by 9th May or you will miss out. The open order for April was won by the lucky residents of 2 High Street, North Lambton.


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$50,000 up for grabs at LPH Thursday evenings at the Lambton Park Hotel are set to get hotter and hotter as autumn turns to winter. Every Thursday between now and 30th June the hotel is offering patrons a ticket in a draw to win $50,000 cash. Every food and beverage item purchased between 6 and 8pm will give you a free ticket. At 8pm each Thursday a draw will take place to give away seven weekly

prizes including meat trays and bar vouchers. “We call Thursdays ‘Locals Night’. It’s a raffle, but you don’t buy tickets. You come along, enjoy a drink, a meal or both and you’ll automatically get tickets in the weekly draw. It’s our way of saying thanks to the locals that have supported us since we’ve been in Lambton” said licensee Dan Turner.

The seven winners each week write their name on their ticket and put it in the barrel. By Thursday 30th June there will be 84 tickets in the barrel. One of these will be drawn that night. If that patron is at the hotel (or can get there in 4 minutes!) they will get a chance to select one of 50 envelopes. One of the 50 envelopes will contain $50,000!

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Flowers for mum and cancer cure Think mum would appreciate flowers for Mother’s Day? Of course she would. What would make her even happier is knowing that at the same time you’ve supported a great cause. The Lambton Locals City2Surf Gold Charity team, who have raised over $16,000 in the last two years for a variety of charities, will hold a Pop Up Florist Shop in Elder Street Lambton in the leadup to Mother’s Day. This year the team has thrown its support behind the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. In Australia this year around 1600 people will be diagnosed with and 1200 will die from brain cancer. All proceeds from Mother’s Day flower sales at the Pop Up Florist Shop will go towards research to arrest these statistics.

Above: Leigh Tickle (left) of Flowers by leigh is donating her time and talents to create beautiful Mother’s Day bouquets and arrangements from $10 at the Pop Up Florist Shop (next door to Simpsons Shoes in Elder Street Lambton) on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May. Leigh is pictured with Lee Dedman, another member of the Lambton Locals City2Surf fundraising team.

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The Big


Congratulations to last month’s quiz winner Maureen Rak of Mary Street Jesmond. Your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo (below) is the stained glass

window of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church Lambton. This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find most of the answers within the pages of Lambton Local... Question 1 What charity is the Lambton Locals City2Surf fundraising team supporting this year? Question 2 When is the Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day? Question 3 In what year did Grace Woolcock begin volunteering for Meals on Wheels? Question 4 What business would you find at 128 Elder Street Lambton? Question 5 Lambton Mechanics Institute had its first building in which street? Question 6 What brand of pasta is on special at Lambton Grocer this month?

Question 7 Where would you go to find photo and video coverage of Anzac Day in Lambton? Question 8 Where would you find the object below?

Send your answers in an email to lambtonlocal@gmail.com with ‘Big Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 by 13th May for your chance to win the $40 Lambton Grocer voucher.


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Lambton then, Lambton now Lambton Mechanics’ Institute “Reading Room. Subscription 3’6 Per Quarter.” The simple notice in the window, still there today, speaks of both the beginning and the end of the Lambton Mechanics’ Institute. Lambton in 1865 had a primary school for children, but for adults there were few avenues for further education. Out of this need the Lambton Mechanics’ Institute was founded. At the opening of their first building on Howe St in 1867, president of the Institute, Thomas Croudace, put a high priority on reading, expressing the intention of the committee to obtain copies of all the major English and local newspapers and to establish a lending library for the benefit of members. Membership grew, and in 1885 the committee erected a second weatherboard hall on Howe St that was variously used as a reading room or a billiards room. In 1894 a new stone and brick building was erected in Elder St at a cost of £573, with a library and games rooms on the ground floor, and a large airy reading room on the upper floor. The weatherboard hall in Howe St was then leased out to various groups until August 1903, when the 20 ton hall, with the aid of a team of bullocks was relocated to the rear of the Elder St building where it still sits today. Although the Mechanics Institute had social and leisure aspects to it, its principal contribution was in providing to the townspeople quality reading materials, for a subscription cost. And it was cost that brought the end. When Newcastle Council opened a

by Lachlan Wetherall

Above: Lambton Mechanics Institute building in Elder St shortly after its opening in 1894. Photo by Ralph Snowball. Newcastle Region Library, Local Studies. Facing page: the advertisement for Reading room subscriptions which is still in the window of the Mechanics’ Institute building library across the road in 1950 and offered free lending, the Institute’s paid subscription model could not compete and their membership dwindled away. The Mechanic’s Institute as an organisation has gone, but their

building remains, now home to the Newcastle Family History Society and MG Car Club, and a beautiful adornment to the Lambton landscape. You can view these photos and more details at www. lachlanwetherall.com Lambton Local > May 2016 > Page 15

Cold and flu advice from your local pharmacy

with Danielle Miller, Pharmacist from

Elder Street Pharmacy

The dreaded lurgy! It is hard to imagine that such tiny viruses, can cause so many problems for us much larger humans. But they do. Colds are a viral infection of the

respiratory tract, and will cause symptoms such as sore throat, cough, sneezing and a blocked or runny nose. Colds tend to be milder and of shorter duration than the Flu (Influenza) which is caused by a different group of viruses, and strikes with fever, fatigue, muscle aches, as well as sore throat and cough. Flu symptoms tend to appear more suddenly than cold symptoms which creep up slowly. As the cold virus has many types (over 200!) there is no vaccine and no medication to treat it, so we must treat the symptoms you have. Influenza viruses also have many kinds but there is a seasonal vaccine for the main types which will help your body recognise and

fight the flu when you come in contact with it. For both colds and flu, having plenty of fluids and rest is the best medicine. We can also treat your cough, runny nose and congestion, fever and sore throat, however prevention is the best way to reduce the spread. In flu season, proper handwashing – 30 secs with soap and water; covering coughs and sneezes, and getting a flu injection if you are able will help to decrease the incidence in the community and protect those that cannot be immunised. If you need treatment come see your friendly pharmacy staff for a solution, and ask your doc for a flu shot as prevention is better than cure!

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Lambton High Notes by Mr Martin Rosser In March/April we were involved in a number of leadership and community programs. We inducted our Student Representative Council, and our year 9 and 10 student leaders attended the Lambton Kerrai Rehabilitation Celebration with Newcastle City Council and Hunter Water officials. We have been involved in rehabilitation and water testing in the creek over the past 15 years, and our students participated in the sign unveiling and ribbon cutting.









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One of six Legatees chosen by NSW Police Legacy, Kalina Tamplin joined a group of 50 Police Officers, Ambulance Officers, Firemen and her mother Sonia to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Our student leaders raised $1278 to support this valuable service. Our school captain Andrew Gay was selected from around 4,000 students to participate in the 21st National Schools Constitutional Convention, held at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The program provides senior students with an opportunity to become better informed about how Australia’s Constitution provides a democratic framework and encourages them to take an active interest in the operation of government.  Chloe Hopkins’ 2015 HSC artworks Nine lives were exhibited in HSC ARTEXPRESS at the Art Gallery NSW as part of the annual exhibition which features a selection of outstanding student artworks. In addition, three of our 2015 Accelerated HSC Visual Arts students, Tyler Chapman, Jake Bramble and Annie-Rose Hayward had their works shown in the First Class exhibition at Lake Macquarie Art Gallery. In school sport, we were awarded the Champion School at the Hunter Region Diving Carnival and our Open Girls Water Polo team won the NSWCHS Water Polo title, dominating the state championship amassing 101 points for and only 8 against.

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Support networks

by Anne-Marie Adams, owner/ personal trainer at Inspirational Group & Fitness Training

Having a strong support network will help you achieve your health and fitness goals. This support network can be made up of professionals, like personal trainers, dietitians, naturopaths or simply be the members of your family and friends. Better yet, why not have both. There are many reasons why you are more likely to have success if you have a great support network. Here are a few… Encouragement It is amazing how just a few words of encouragement can get us motivated to achieve what we want. Encouragement gives us that boost that we may need to get the job done and get through the hard times. Accountability It is amazing what people think they will get away with when there is no one watching. Have someone in your support network that knows how important it is for you to achieve your goal and call you out on it when you do something that is detrimental to your end result. Being around active people makes you more active There is a saying by Jim Rohn ‘you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with’. If you hang around people who sit around and eat junk food that is what you will do. If you hang around people who like to eat healthier alternatives and like to move than you will too. Simple! I believe having a supportive network leads to success so much a created my business based on it. At ‘Inspirational Group & Fitness Training’ we have people from all walks of life at all different fitness levels. The thing we all have in common is we are all striving to be a healthier and fitter version of ourselves whatever that may look like to each individual. No matter if you come along to some sessions with us (FREE week on offer until the 31st May 2016) or if you create your own supportive network with your family and friends, I guarantee that you will see results a lot quicker having those people around you and have more fun along the way. So until next time Love life, dream big and become the inspiration Anne-Marie

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The formal requirements for making a will by

Chris Hill-Smith of Appleton Law, Lambton There are certain formalities which are necessary to ensure that a will is valid and will be admitted to probate. The formalities are necessary to minimise fraud, forgeries and the influences of undue pressure by others. A document complying with the formalities also provides evidence of the testamentary intentions of the person making the will. A will made in another country will be valid in NSW if it complies with the will formalities applying in that particular country. In NSW, for a will to be valid it must be in writing.

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The writing may be of words but equally the writing may be of figures, symbols, drawings or ‘in code’ provided the writings are capable of being deciphered. The writing, as is usual, will be on paper, but in one well known case the testator wrote his will on an empty egg shell, and in another more recent matter, the will maker wrote his will on one of the walls in his home. Fortunately photographs of the will were able to be admitted as evidence of the will rather than having to take the wall to court! The will must be signed by the testator. The signature may be the person’s usual signature or it may be a mark, a thumb print or even a phrase which sufficiently identifies the testator, such as “your loving father”. When the testator is physically unable to sign their name or they are illiterate, another person may sign for them as long as they are present with the testator and sign at his or her direction. The signature must be made by the testator with the intention of authenticating the will. That is, that they are adopting the document as their will and they are signing the document to confirm that. There is no requirement that the signatures be at the end of the will however it is preferable because it obviously assists the court to be satisfied that there have been no changes to the will after signing. The final formal requirement is that there must be present with the testator while he or she is signing the will two or more witnesses who are present together and who each see the testator sign the will. The witnesses must then sign the will, attesting the signature of the testator. In a situation where the formalities have not been complied with, a will may still be admitted to probate as an informal will if three requirements are met. Firstly there must be a document, secondly the document must appear to embody the testamentary intentions of the testator, and thirdly, the court must be satisfied that the testator intended that particular document to be their last will. 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



with Dr Lauren Alexander Greencross Vets, Lambton

Looking after older friends

Just like us, as our pet’s age they have an increased chance of developing health problems and need a little extra care. We can do a lot for our geriatric pets to help keep them feeling well. Once your pet is over the age of 7, our furry friends are considered to be seniors. This stage of their life can present some new challenges and requires a bit of extra TLC. As they age, our pets, just like people become more susceptible to certain diseases and issues. This can include arthritis, dental disease, cancers, heart disease, kidney disease and senility. If you have noticed any changes in your older pet it may be time for a visit to your vet. At Greencross Vets we advocate ‘Twice for Life’. This means your pet comes in for a full health check twice a year. As dogs and cats age much faster than we do, a year in between check-ups is a very long time for them. ‘Twice for Life’ means we can help detect any changes quickly and start treatment as soon as possible. Diseases such as arthritis are extremely common in our older pets. It is a progressively painful and debilitating disease. We have some great advancement’s in treatment that will ensure your best friend can continue to lead an active and comfortable life. We will talk about arthritis more in next months issue. For the months of May and June, Greencross Vets have an exclusive offer for our senior patients. So if you feel that your pet has not quite been themselves lately or you just need that ‘peace of mind’ to see how they’re travelling in their older years, please don’t hesitate to contact your local pet care team from Greencross Vets Lambton.


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announcing our new

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“Cancer is never easy, but effective psychological support makes a big difference” We will help you: • Cope with your initial diagnosis • Clarify your coping style • Maintain your personal autonomy • Communicate with your doctor • Deal with treatment regimes • Improve your relationships • Express emotion healthily • Reduce anxiety and depression • Learn relaxation, meditation and self-hypnosis techniques • Make goals for the future • Discuss what it all means Clients can access a Medicare Rebate by obtaining a Mental Health Plan from their GP. Referrals should be made to: Helen Kelson NPH Psycho-Oncology Service

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> Classifieds bookings close Mon 16 May

> Contributions of news and community group information must be received by Mon 16 May

The June edition will be distributed to letterboxes between 27 and 31 May Current and past editions of Lambton Local are available to read online anytime at http://issuu.com/lambtonlocal/

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Mind matters by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Mother’s Day and Mums

No matter what you feel about the crass commercialism surrounding Mother’s Day, I personally don’t have any problem with dedicating a day to acknowledge our mums. There is probably no greater connection for a human being as that with our mothers. Above all others, it is the most influential. Where it is a healthy relationship, the mother child bond commences in our infancy and lasts our whole life. It is loving and caring to its depths. But it is also in the mother child relationship where, what psychologists call, secure attachment is fostered and first encountered. This is where a child learns to feel secure, understood, safe and calm when in the presence of the parents but also as they start to explore the world and move away. Research indicates that a secure attachment style can be highly influential in our adult relationships much later in life and can have a profound effect on the way we navigate ‘companionate’ and ‘romantic’ relationships. Where we have a good relationship with our mums, our mothers are always there for us, always love us and will always ‘give a damn’ about our lives. It is wonderful to know that though everybody else may fall away, our mum will be solid. Where the relationship with our mother has become destructive, it can be excruciating. I always encourage clients to at least consider trying to mend the relationship if at all humanly possible before it is too late. If you want to talk about heroes, mums are the real deal. My own mother remains loving and caring of her four sons to this day and celebrates her 88th birthday a week after Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all mums this May. - Stuart Edser

Transitioning to retirement by Gary Croese B.Bus (Acc.), CPA, FPS. Principal of GC Accountants

A transition to retirement strategy may give you more flexibility and allow you to take advantage of tax concessions to help achieve the lifestyle and super balance you want Beginning the transition to retirement The years before you retire can be challenging. While you are probably looking forward to having more time to do the things you enjoy, you may not be ready to stop working just yet. Many people are also concerned about whether or not they have saved enough to provide them with a comfortable retirement– especially with retirees living longer than ever before. A transition to retirement (TTR) strategy can help you ease into retirement and boost your super in a tax effective way. What is a transition to retirement strategy? Transition to retirement strategies are designed to give you greater flexibility as you move towards retirement. Once you reach what’s known as your ‘preservation age’, you can access your super by drawing down a pre-retirement pension (a regular income stream drawn from your super savings). Why start a pre-retirement pension? A pre-retirement pension gives you the flexibility to drawdown an income and at the same time contribute to your super, eg through salary sacrifice, in a way that may be more tax effective than just relying on your salary alone. In most cases, you’ll pay less tax on your pension income than you would on the same amount of salary or wages. Do I have to stop working to draw a pre-retirement pension? No. In fact, transition to retirement strategies are

generally most effective when you continue to work and contribute to your super while you draw a preretirement pension. If you would like to ease your way into retirement, a transition to retirement strategy could enable you to reduce the number of hours you work or retire part-time. While working less will mean a smaller pay packet, if you decide to take out a pre-retirement pension, you could supplement your work income with the pension payments. This would give you more time to do the things you want, while maintaining your income and lifestyle. If you would like to discuss the benefits further please do not hesitate to contact us on 4956 1640. 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.

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Lambton Local > May 2016 > Page 23

Local & Live entertainment this month Bar 121

Thu 5 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 6

Dai Pritchard

Sat 7

Love That Hat

Fri 20

The Zillers

Sat 21

Sat 21

Phase III

Sun 22 Michael Mills

Fri 27


Fri 27

Bubble & Squeak

Sat 28


Sat 28

Daley Holiday

Duke of Wellington Hotel Fri 6

2 Good Reasons

Sat 7

Dr Zoom Duo

Fri 13

Ryan Daley

Sat 14


Fri 20

Loonatic Fringe

Sat 21

The Jungle Kings

Fri 27


Thu 12 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 13

Zane Penn

Sat 14

The Years

Rachel Rachel

Sat 21

Disco Biscuits

Thu 26 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 27

Dave Carter

Sat 28


Blackbutt Hotel Fri 6


Sat 7


Fri 13


Sat 14

Captain Risky

Sun 29 Mick Jones

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 6

HP Duo

Sat 7

James Edge Trio

Fri 13


Sat 14

James Edge Trio

Fri 20


Sat 21

James Edge Trio

Fri 27

Dai Pritchard

Sat 28

James Edge Trio


Thu 19 Jam Night with Ty and Zane Fri 20

Chad Shuttleworth Duo

Sat 28

Sun 1

1927 (lunch)

Bobby C

Hotel Jesmond Sun 1

Chris Unicomb

Fri 6


Sun 8

Ryan Daley

Wed 4

Live N Local

Fri 13


Thu 5

Jackie Ward

Sat 14

The Remedy

Fri 6

The Badloves

Sat 7

Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Sun 15 Damien Fri 20


The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Page 24 > Lambton Local > May 2016

Local & Live entertainment this month Sun 8

The Michael Buble Experience - Mothers Day lunch

Tue 24 UniMusic @ Lizottes

Thu 26 Matt McHugh

Thu 12 Steve Balbi

Fri 27


Fri 13

Van The Man

Sat 14

Luke OShea

Sat 28

Ray Beadle Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute

Tue 17 Whitebridge High Music Showcase Wed 18 Live N Local Thu 19 Phil Jamieson - Grinspoon


Fri 13

Loko Trio

Sat 14

The Steves

Fri 20

Mark Wells Duo

Sat 21


Fri 27

The Smarts

Sat 28


Wed 25 Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner

Wed 11 Live N Local

Sun 15 Men From Earth (lunch)

Sat 7

Sun 29 Beccy Cole (lunch)

The Mark Hotel Sun 1


Sat 7


Sun 8 The Big Bang Quartet Sat 14

Mark Wells Trio

Sun 15 Loko Sat 21

Grand Theft Audio

Sun 22 Love That Hat Sat 28

The Smarts

Sun 29 Firewall

Northumberland Hotel

Piano Lounge Tue 3


Thu 5


Tue 10 Angamus Thu 12 Angamus Tue 17 Angamus Thu 19 Angamus Tue 24 Angamus

Fri 20

The Brewster Brothers

Fri 6

Jim Overend

Thu 26 Angamus

Fri 13

Kenny Jewell

Tue 31 Angamus

Fri 20

Mick Boogaard

Fri 27

Adam Gear

Wests New Lambton

The Starlight Room Sun 1 Catherine Britt, Beccy Cole & Kasey Chambers Fri 27

Sat 21

Marble Bar

Sahara Beck

Sun 22 The Rehab Brass Band (lunch)

Fri 6

Iguana Trio

Foster & Allen

Sun 29 Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers Show

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Lambton Local > May 2016 > Page 25

Local Community Group Notices 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.

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

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: lambtonresidents@gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854.

THE LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF NEW LAMBTON Our Probus 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.

ROTARY CLUB OF ADAMSTOWN-NEW LAMBTON INC. Our Rotary Club is always looking for new members with fresh new ideas for supporting the local community. We love to get involved in local community projects so contact us anytime if you have an interest in becoming involved or just wish to join us for a meeting or two. Contact us by searching Rotary Club of Adamstown New Lambton on Facebook or ring or message Sue on 0418 689 815 anytime.

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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

LAMBTON-WARATAH SCOUT GROUP If you know a boy or girl who likes camping, canoeing, hiking, science, sports, cooking, singing, music, exploring, or any of dozens of worthwhile activities maybe they should give Scouting a go. Meeting nights are: Joeys 6-7 year olds Mondays 6.15-7.30pm, Cubs 8-10 yo Mondays 6.15 - 7.45pm, Scouts 11-15 yo Thursdays 6.308.30pm. Our hall is located at 8 Elder St, Lambton. For more info contact Glenn MacFadyen (Skip) on 0417 421 174 LAMBTON SENIORS GROUP Offering, friendship and support for over 55’s. We meet at the Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St, Lambton every Thursday 9am for canasta or other card and board games, carpet bowls from 12.30pm. Monthly coach trip 17.5.16 ‘The Riverboat Postman’ . Special occasion luncheons. Ph Don 4952 8590 or Nola on 4952 3685 for further details. LOLLYPOP’S PLAYGROUP Every Wednesday of school term from 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.

Local Community Noticeboard

All groups and organisations are welcome to submit notices for publication. Include general information about your group as well and details of upcoming events. Email your notice to lambtonlocal@gmail.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. Some notices may be edited or omitted.

Local Community Classifieds...

Placing your Local Community Classified is easy! Email: lambtonlocal@gmail.com or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your name and contact details for clarification and/or verification.


MODERN HOME DECOR Quality Canvas Wall Designs to suit any room. Details contact Lyn Ph 0418 486 596 SOLID TIMBER ENTERTAINMENT UNIT Please phone 4953 9191 for details. SPINY LEAF INSECTS Eggs, nymphs and adults. Interesting and easy pets for schools and families. $4 each, 50c per egg. Please email spinyleafinsectsnewcastle@ gmail.com


EDDIE McTEDDIE Book set winners from last month were Maria Davoren, Pauline Reader and Keith Cumberland of New Lambton. Congratulations! GARDEN CARE Local lady requires help with weeding/mulching of garden beds plus re potting of plants. Phone Margaret 4952 2249 IRONING DONE $25 per basket. Drop off to my house in morning, pick up in evening. Ph 0432 174 618


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 NEWCASTLE THEATRE CO. Winners of double passes to a performance of ‘The One Day of the Year’ from last month were Brett Logan and Phil Quinn. NEW ELECTRONICS CLUB. Efforts are being made to form 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 MARCHE MASSAGE SERVICE Relax for an hour with a qualified local male therapist. Out calls available. Ph 0412 492 272



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Phone or SMS us now for a free quote on 0410 566 104


For anyone over 15 Heartfulness, Relaxation & Meditation 8.30am every Sunday @ New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton. Sessions are free of charge. For details ph 0416 193 005 or newcastle@heartfulness. org

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TAI CHI FRIDAY 10.30am All Saints Parish Hall New Lambton

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH Call Amanda: 0410 181498 amazingmantis@gmail.com Lambton Local > May 2016 > Page 27

Spoil mum with some lovely giftware from Elder Street Pharmacy this Mother’s Day…


for PBS Subsidised Scripts Please ask our staff how we can help you get the best value for money. *Conditions apply

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 - May 2016  

Lambton Local is the only letterbox delivered community newspaper serving the Lambton and North Lambton (Newcastle, NSW) area.

Lambton Local - May 2016  

Lambton Local is the only letterbox delivered community newspaper serving the Lambton and North Lambton (Newcastle, NSW) area.