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8 December 2010 Vol.20 No. 23

connecting communities

Kenilworth’s Christmas Eve page 6

Mixed Media


‘Pushing the Boundaries’

January 8-9, 2011

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Maleny Art Supplies will bring any ordered materials to the Workshop Venue [CWA Hall] on Sat morning. All prices on our website.


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Our Christmas Eve front cover features Kenilworth’s Ms Belle Bird (Bell Miners or Manorina melanophrys). Composed by Jill Guldbransen.

OUR COMMUNITY Last dance at Belli Hall_________6 Dagun last flag waving PROBUS Cooroy party________ 14 Kids fun at Noosa Gallery Whelan wedding anniversary Bellbird Creek swap meet_____ 15 Imbil Police briefs_______________ 16 Our Politics_________________ 16-17 Cooran parties in the rain_______ 16 MV Traders ads_____________ 6-18 Rainfall__________________________4 Table corner__________________ 18 Cooroy Christmas Gifts_____ 10-11 Boxsells Real Estate__________ 8-9 Kenilworth Realty_____________ 20

KENILWORTH Vale Anna Blackshaw__________ 3 Memories from Doss Radecker KARI $tarts Small________________ 4 Quilt and Craft Luncheon Wa Wa Sheep gets a new home Mary Valley Voice AGM Notice Art Council new workshops_______ 5 Postal Notes & Christmas Eve Party Kenilworth SC playgroup________ 6 Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery____ 7 POMONA At the movie: Genova Pomona Art Gallery Pomona walks_ ______________ 13

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KENILWORTH Vale Anna Blackshaw a real Kenilworth character 20-12-1937 to 15-11-2010

followed in the footsteps of her two old school friends to the Sunshine Coast and bought a property where she lived for the rest of her life at Walli Creek at Kenilworth. Anna was always a lover of cats and dogs, especially Pug and Old English Bulldogs. Her animal caricatures which started with a wacky clay representation of her Bulldog (on display beside her coffin) became much sought after, especially after Anna entered them in the Kenilworth Celebrates! Art festival competition, and became the first sculptor to win the “People’s Choice” award. The then Mayor, Joe Natolie, bought a pair of her quirky animals. Many tributes were paid to her closest friends, especially Tina, Neal and Karen, and others too numerous to mention, who helped unstintingly with her care during the last year of her life, a task that many mere mortals would shirk from, given Anna’s personality, temperament and pain.


e’ll miss you Ma, be happy wherever you are.” were the words that concluded the message from Anya, daughter of the late Catherine Anne Blackshaw, whose funeral at Nambour and wake at the Top Café in Kenilworth were held on Wednesday 24 November 2010. They echoed the sentiments of everyone there. Tributes flowed thick and fast at the funeral of this charismatic lady who passed away at home on the 15 November after a long illness. There were tears too, but most of all there was laughter at the antics Anna used to get up to during her entire life. Everyone had a story that brought gales of laughter to the normally solemn funeral chapel. Funeral Celebrant, Tim Goessling, said that he had never seen a funeral like that of Anna Blackshaw.

Anna’s sacred place in Kenilworth became the table outside the library where, after smoking was banned at restaurants, she could indulge in her double passion of coffee and cigarettes. She could be seen ‘holding court’ several times a week right up to the end. A poignant message to Anna is the single rose that has been placed on that table. Anna Blackshaw, will be long remembered in Kenilworth as a very talented artist, and everyone will have memories of this volatile, eccentric lady, and will miss her. Rest in Peace Anna. Photo below: Joellyn Sykes (left) and Pat Hampstead at Anna’s wake.

Sent to boarding school at the age of four years, Anna’s strong personality, her ‘fiercely independent, rebellious, talented free spirit’ showed through even then. Tom Hampstead told of her father, John Ritchie, who wanted his unruly daughter to be a ‘lady’ by sending her to be a finishing school. One assignment was to make a vegetable roll. However her creativity of wrapping up a whole carrot in pastry was discovered and she ‘flunked’ the course when the roll was cut. After this her desire to go to art school was finally achieved. This was followed by a jewellery making course. Sent to Europe by her father, Anna became a talented player of the Irish drum, the bodhrán. She married a well-known Irish artist, Basil Blackshaw. Both of them have work displayed in some of the leading galleries in Europe. Their daughter, Anya, her husband, David and son, Niall still live in Ireland. On her return to Australia, Anna settled in the central coast of NSW, and discovered pottery, for which she became renowned during her years in Kenilworth. Eventually she

Carols brought to you by all the Kenilworth churches

Anna was born to an aristocratic family, the Chirnsides who owned the famous ‘Werribee’ House near Melbourne. She believed that there could be the hint of a skeleton in her cupboard, in that her mother was a very good friend of the Duke of Gloucester.

Kenilworth Community

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KENILWORTH Memories from Doss Radecker (nee Sutton)

We four children were, I guess, stage struck by it all. Audrey and I were ten and the boys six or seven years old. It was really a fantastic experience for us all.


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udrey Burley memories in an October Mary Valley Voice brought back many for me. Audrey and I were of similar age but because her family resided in the Kenilworth Lower school house (beside the school) she was able to begin her schooling at aged five. For me, having to ride a horse two and half miles each way – I was six before commencing my primary education. The greatest thrill, pleasure, excitement of my school life was in 1933 when Audrey and I were chosen to take part in a special district event. A “Queen” entrant was selected from three districts to compete in raising the most funds for the Mary Valley Anglican (then Church of England) Parish Churches. Pearl McGinn was chosen as our fundraiser. Dances were held in Kidaman, Kenilworth Upper and Lower (Gheerulla) Halls. Music at the Lower Hall was supplied by Mr. George Sutton (my dad) and Mr Eddie Loweke (married to Pearl’s cousin) on their button accordions with Elsie McGinn doing the extras on piano. A silver coin was entry with ladies providing supper. The big final was held in Imbil Hall to crown the Queen who had raised the highest amount by late November. Pearl chose her young sister Elva and a friend Daphne Evans as her Ladies-in-waiting, Audrey and I as train bearers, with Leon Adams and Jimmy Hassall as page boys. Pearl made the frocks for the adult females and Mrs Burley made for Audrey and myself. Pearl dressed in white, we four females in pale blue organdie over blue satin and the page boys in white satin jackets and caps with blue satin trim and blue satin pants. On that big night Imbil Hall was a packed house. The three contesting queens and their attendants were all arranged on stage. A big band played for much dancing before the announcement. The master of ceremonies announced that the entrants from Kandanga raised £74/2/8, Imbil £95/16/2 and Kenilworth £134/1/1. The crowd erupted in clapping and cheering. The two other contestants and attendants were moved off the stage and Mr. V. Tozer, MLA of Gympie crowned our Pearl, Queen and a huge maroon velvet train was attached from her shoulders.

Sadly I may be the only one left of this group. Historical Note: Mary Valley Parish was established in 1925; St Matthews Church constructed by the community in 1926 was the only Church of England in the Kenilworth district.

On the photo: L to R Back row – Daphne Evans (Hassall) Pearl McGinn (Hawkins) Elva McGinn (Stewart) Flowergirls sitting: Doris Sutton (Radecker) Audrey Burley (Purtell). Page boys Leon Adams and Jim Hassall.


KARI starts $mall

he Kenilworth Artist Run Initiative, KARI, a group of Sunshine Coast hinterland artists who are now running their own gallery in Kenilworth, got off to a great start in September with their exhibition “Hullo”. It was an opening not to be missed, introduced by the Mayor, Bob Abbott, and Sunshine Coast University’s Lisa Chandler. Even Charlie Chaplin dusted himself off to attend. Perhaps the Little Tramp convinced KARI artists that “good things often come in small packages” because the theme of their next group exhibition timed for the festive season is “$mall Ones”. The artists have set themselves the challenge to limit the size and price of artworks to under $100. Works may also be taken away when purchased without the usual delays. Small works have a special intimacy, and make an ideal Christmas gift for an artlover at affordable prices. “$mall Ones” opens on Saturday 27 December at 2 pm in the gallery at 10A Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth and will remain open for most of the holiday season, and can be viewed during gallery opening hours from Thursday to Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm, or by appointment. Enquiries phone Anna 5488 6376.

NOVEMBER 2010 Moy Pocket 58mm • 3 months of Spring 380mm! Nov. 2009 30mm • Spring last year 105mm Report kindly submitted by Graham Brennan

KENILWORTH n Wednesday 24 November members and friends of the Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Circle met for a Christmas luncheon at McGinns of Kenilworth. Latest projects were admired at a show and tell, and the busy agenda for the coming year was discussed. Members would like to thank all who have supported us through the year and  we wish you a happy healthy Christmas and New Year. The circle will meet again on Wednesday 26 January at the Kenilworth Historical Museum. Join us for a cuppa and a chat. The theme for 2011 Quilt and Craft Show held on 11 and 12 June is  “The Magic of Music”. Colours are black, white and red.  Olive Hassall  

Japanese Wall Hanging was made by Lorelea Tulk. From Left to right - sitting - Suki Perel, Linda Ferriday, Muriel Tolley, Lorelea Tulk, Sue Rough, Sharon Gray, (can’t see - Lyn Tegon), Joan Goeldner, Olive Hassall and Margaret Sanderson. Standing left to right - Merle Murtagh, Ruth Dearden, Jan Paulger, Hazel Schoen, Paula Gillis. Jan and Hazel holding wall hanging.

Wa Wa White Sheep now has a home

Mary Valley Voice AGM NOTICE


he AGM of the Mary Valley Community News Association Inc. will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 15 December 2010 at Veronika Spicer’s residence Kenilworth-Eumundi Road, Kenilworth.



enilworth Arts Council offers all new opportunities in their new weekend workshops. Artists who cannot get away for the four day Kenilworth Celebrates Workshops now have the opportunity to improve their skills and enjoy a weekend with a great range of tutors. Each month from January 2011 till July 2011 Kenilworth will host one of the most sought after tutors in Queensland. These tutors include: 1. January 8-9 • Lizzie Connor ( photo below) - Pushing the Boundaries Mixed Media 2. February 12-13 • Colley Whisson (photo below) - Sea and Landscapes Oils 3. March 12-13 • Gail Higgins - Feathers and Fur Pastel 4. April 9-10 • Jacqui Hill - Beginners Watercolour 5. May 8-9 • Cynthia Hargraves - Water Effects Acrylics 6. June 25-26 • Maxine Thompson - Animal Portraits Pastel 7. July 9-10 • Aileen Shaw - Creative Flora Free and easy Acrylics This is an opportunity that is too good to miss. All the tutors are great fun and so talented that organiser Rod Bloomer suggests that the slogan of “KENILWORTH where great art and good fun go hand in hand” will apply to these workshops just as it does to the four day Kenilworth Celebrates workshops. Check out the website for details or phone Rod Bloomer on 5472 3088.


he Raffle to raise funds for the Kenilworth Museum was won by Robyn Kinman of Phillip Street Kenilworth. Editor’s note: Wa Wa was knitted and adopted out by Lenore Meldrum.

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Kenilworth Postal Notes

hristmas is just around the corner - two weeks to go. Kenilworth Post Office is gearing up to meet all your Christmas needs – postage of course, best way to send presents, and a wide range of “value for money” gift ideas. POSTAGE RATES: Australia Post has again introduced a reduced postage rate for “Christmas Card only” letters. For a standard sized card, it is 55c (normally 60c) and for large cards $1.10 (normally $1.20). International “card only” letters are $1.30 to post. International stamps are GST free and therefore you should not use domestic stamps (which include GST) on International letters or parcels. Special Christmas stamps are now on sale.

LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS: The youngsters in the community should also think about what presents they would like to ask Santa to bring them for Christmas. Santa has a special address again this year – Santa Claus, North Pole, Post Code 9999. Remember to put a full name (incl. surname) as a full return address on the back of the envelope. It is also important to put a stamp on the front. Santa receives a lot of mail just before Christmas and there is obviously more than one Michael or Robyn in the world. If the full name and address of the sender is on the back, then it is highly likely that Santa might find time to send back a postcard. GIFTS: As we are a Licensed Post Office, we offer a wider range of gifts for all ages, than from the Australia Post catalogue. Our motto has always been good quality at a low prices and we have lots of small stocking fillers this year. GIFT CARDS: Can’t think of anything to buy a certain person for Christmas? Kenilworth Post Office has a good range of gift cards: Sanity, Sports Girl, Birch Carroll and Coyle, as well as Rebel Sports. If there isn’t a suitable gift card, consider sending a money order as they can be cashed at any post office or bank deposited. CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY AND SANTA DETAILS: Kenilworth welcomes Santa Claus. Once again, Kenilworth will be holding a town Christmas party at the showgrounds on Friday 24 December. One of the highlights is Santa arriving to distribute gifts to all the children at 7pm.

By visiting any of the shops in Kenilworth (including the post office) that display the “Santa shops here” signs; all your details can then be provided to ensure that Santa does not miss your child at the Christmas party. Finally I would like to remind our customers that the mail leaves Kenilworth each weekday at 5pm. Please be considerate by not parking in the mail truck’s spot after 4pm as he will have a huge amount of mail to load onto his truck by 5pm. Robyn, Michael and family extend to all their best wishes for the Christmas season and look forward to seeing you in 2011. Kenilworth Post Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12 noon all year round expect public holidays.



he last Olde-Time dance at the Belli Hall for 2010 will be held on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, starting at 7.30pm and finishing with a grand finale at midnight. So come along and enjoy Sunshine Swing’s great live-band sound for a night of old fashioned family fun. All are welcome, including children and ‘learners’. Entry fee of $10 per adult, $5 for students includes a hearty supper with tea and coffee as well as door prizes and raffle. Belli Hall is located in the beautiful Belli Park at 1170 Kenilworth Road, just past the Belli Picnic Shop on the way to Kenilworth. The Belli Hall is available for hire to community groups at reasonable rates. For bookings and further information check our website or ring Margaret on 5447 0175.

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i everyone! It’s that time of year again when the guy in the red suit pays us a visit. Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday for you and your animals. Here are a few tips to keep Christmas and the holidays good for your special friends.

Kenilworth Earlybird Playgroups Wish Come True!


ver the past couple of months, parents and grandparents from Kenilworth Earlybird playgroup have been very busy fundraising so we can purchase much needed equipment to make our playgroup room not only fun but safe for our little treasures. Our parents and grandparents cooked up a storm, raising enough money for us to buy most of the things on our wish list.

If you are going away you should organise a boarding kennel or someone responsible to look after your animals. Many places require vaccinations to be current and the need for the extra Kennel Cough vaccination is common in most boarding facilities. If your pet is going on holiday with you than the best way to permanently identify your pet is with a microchip. If they stray from you they can be quickly identified by a national microchip network and returned safely. Our nurses can organise and check all your details to ensure you have a stress free time away. Puppies, kittens, birds and exotic pets are beautiful to own but we recommend not giving or receiving them on Christmas. All the excitement and rich food do not make a great first day in the new family. If the time is right for a new pet in your family consider giving collars, brushes and cat houses on the big day and than introduce the new family member on a later day. The team at KVS can advise you on an introductory plan for your new friend. A note of caution about all the rich foods at Christmas. Too much rich fatty food can cause a condition called pancreatitis which results in a rushed trip to the vets and a stay in the clinic. Chocolate is another No No for our pets. And please remember your pets like a little something special too. There are loads of fun toys out there to keep your friend happy and provides family fun and exercise too. We have lots of ideas and toys at the clinic to help you find the right gift. In fact to help you we have organised a raffle with Christmas treats and useful items (food and shampoos) - one for your cat and one for the canine in your life. Come into the clinic in December and see how to win a Christmas hamper. Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery is on call over Christmas in case you do need our assistance and we are just a phone call away for any advice. Merry Christmas to everyone and their animals in the Mary Valley from all of us at the surgery.

One of the most important things on our wish list was to buy new safety gates for our room. Our wish for new safety gates was answered when one of our local RSL members, Mr Jim Mckillop, came to us and said “the Kenilworth RSL sub branch would like to help us with the purchase of the gates”. To show our appreciation, all of the parents, grandparents and carers from Kenilworth Earlybird Playgroup would like to say a huge thankyou to the Kenilworth RSL sub branch for the contribution they made. The gates have been installed and are wonderful! Another huge thank you goes to Irene from the newsagency, for selling our 100’s board. Irene sold the entire board within days. The winner of the 100’s board was Mr Peter Bright. Congratulations Peter, and thank you to everyone who supported us. Playgroup is held from 9am to 10.45am every Thursday morning at the Kenilworth school in the old Prep room. Due to the increase in numbers to our Playgroup, we are looking at having two mornings a week next year. So if you’re around, come on down. There’s coffee and tea and so much for the kids to do and see. For more information contact Cynthia at the school on 5440 0555. Can’t wait to see you there!

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This cute cottage on 2.5 acres is ideal for those that want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country with easy to manage level acreage. It is neat and lowset with two bedrooms plus a separate room semi detached from the home that would make a great space for a teenager or a pleasant guest room. Split system air-cond living area. Two timber decks to enjoy outdoor relaxation. A beautiful acreage dotted with established fruit trees, masses of home grown vegetables and gorgeous gardens. Situated on the eastern side of Kenilworth, set well back off the main road with close proximity to State forest. Only 15 mins to the M1 - Bruce Highway at Eumundi.

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5.3 acres with two dams, plus lowset three bedroom home, steel frame on concrete slab. Two living areas. 9m x 6m steel frame shed. Complete privacy. Great rural outlook. Superb location in popular Moy Pocket, only 25 mins to Eumundi and 10 mins to Kenilworth. Bush setting with abundant birdlife, some cleared areas. At the lower end of the market this property offers exceptional opportunity for the home renovator seeking small acreage at an affordable price.

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Magnificent House set in a gardeners paradise.

Surrounded by expansive covered verandahs and open sunny decks, this large 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home captures the essence of relaxing on the verandah, whilst taking in the magnificent views of the garden and surrounding ranges. The kitchen, lounge and dining areas are open plan and all take advantage of the views. There is an inground pool and covered poolside entertainment area set amongst the fantastic gardens. The property is set on 2 ha which is fenced into 3 mostly cleared paddocks with a dam and pump as well as established fruit trees. Adjacent to the house is a modern self contained 1 bedroom cottage. There is a large shed with several storage rooms and workshop also 2 double carports.

KENILWORTH - Classic Q’lander Circa 1880 on 4 Acres with views to Kenilworth Bluff

This gracious home was moved to its current position 10 yrs ago and has been lovingly restored. It is surrounded by gardens and is positioned to take in the breathtaking views of Kenilworth Bluff from the lounge/ dining / kitchen and the back verandah. Three bedrooms plus a study, the large country style kitchen opens onto a large central dining room with the lounge separated by original archways. The house is situated back off the road on private acreage with landscaped gardens out the front and natural bushland out the back. There is a shed that is partitioned into several rooms with a toilet and shower. Plus ample water for the garden with a small dam and several tanks. If you are looking for a Queenslander with great views Ë (raining or not!) then this is the house for you.

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With stunning street decorations, a fun Shop Window Trail and a wide choice of retailers, nothing beats Christmas sho whether you are looking for stocking fillers or one of those unique standout gifts, you are sure to find it h Here’s our choice of the Top 30 Cooroy Christmas Gift ideas to get you started.

ECOtanka Stainless Steel Drink Bottle from $17.90 available from MAKE A DIFFERENCE HEALTH & FITNESS, 5442 6179,

New Surfboard from The Seaglass Project by Tom Wegener; The Tuna 6’2 model $695 - order online

Flower arrangement from $70 from HYACINTHS BOUQUET, 1/21 Maple St - 5447 6447

Massage Voucher from PICTURE OF HEALTH from $40 - 5447 6671

Super Art Set for $9.99 at BELVEDERE NEWSAGENCY, 4 Diamond Street

Outdoor furniture and accessories (3 piece furniture $599, accessories from $2.50) from SWIM WISE POOL CARE, 6 Emerald St - 5442 5222

Fruit basket from $35 at COOROY FRUIT BOWL (Cnr of Maple & Emerald St) phone to order on 5447 6015

Pedestal fan (40cm), $15.95 from MELCO LANHAMS MITRE 10


GHD Gift Packs ($289 & $309) from LET’S TALK HAIR, Shop 1A Garnet Place, Garnet St - 5447 6844

New Wheels or Tyres, gift certificates from $50 at COOROY TYREPOWER, 3 Jarrah St - 5447 6900

Natural Latex Chiropractic Pillow from LIFE ENHANCING CHIROPRACTIC, 7 Garnet Street 5472 0808

MADD Gear Pro Scooter for $169.99 from VELOCITY SURFWEAR, large range of scooter and skate accessories, 4 Emerald Lane (behind ANZ) - 5442 6888

Tropical Weight Quilt from $145 made with 100% natural fibres by LIBBY’S AUSSIE WOOL 5447 0650 -

Traditional French handmade chocolates for $2.50 each from MAISON DE PROVENCE, 9/13 Garnet St - 5472 0077

Give someone you love a beautiful book or a gift certificate for Christmas from POSSUMS BOOKS & COFFEE, 3/14 Maple Lane - 5447 7090

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Kincrome Ute Toolbox (1 only) for $599 reduced from $899 from COOROY CAR PARTS, 10 Maple St - 5442 5920

Canvas Print of your favourite photo from $16.25 at ISSA CREATIONS, 2 Emerald St - 5447 6155

Kayaks available from only $399 (limited stock) at COOROY OUTDOOR POWER & LEISURE, 44 Elm Street - 5442 6333

Reindeer Nose & Antlers for your car $4.95 from GELIGNITE JACKS, 2 Emerald St - 5442 6744

Gift Packs such as limited release Bundy UP & Royal Liquor Twin Set or Bombay Sapphire Gin Gift Set from COOROY HOTEL, Maple St.

American West hand tooled Handbag and Wallet from BELLA STAR WESTERN OUTFITTERS, 12A Maple St 5442 5711

Beautiful Lingerie from $11.95 (pictured $39.95) at TEMPTATIONS ON MAPLE, 14 Maple St 5447 7443

Celebrate the festive season in the Boo Radley range (from $39) now available at LILLY PILLY BOUTIQUE & GIFTS, 24 Maple St Have fun on kids’ quad bike from $2,395 from MOWER & ATV SOLUTIONS, 5 Lower Mill Rd - 5442 5999

Rikaro Glassware from $7.95 exclusive to COOROY CENTRAL GUARDIAN PHARMACY, 26 Maple St Ride on mowers now on special at COOROY OUTDOOR POWER & LEISURE, call in and cut a deal today 44 Elm Street - 5442 6333

Watches from $85 at RYKENBERG JEWELLERS, Emerald St (next to ANZ) - 5447 6322

Happy Hamper Gift Baskets from $25 at COOROY RSL, 25 Maple St 5447 6131 Gift boxed, co-ordinated fabric for patchwork from $27 at COOROY DRAPERY, 2/20 Maple St - 5447 6145

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inema Pomona Film Society meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7pm at the old Scout Den/new Lion’s Den, Cnr. Mountain and Hospital Streets, Pomona (turn left into Mountain St. from Reserve St., and it is up in front of you). Next screening is Tuesday 14 December at 7.00pm.

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Pomona Art Gallery

he Hinterland Art Group is showing a lovely selection of paintings in their new exhibition called “Bright and Breezy”. With the beautiful summer season upon us these fresh little paintings are a great way to add life and colour to your home or workplace. The exhibition is on from 26 November to the end of January 2011 in the Banana Shed. Go to the Hinterland Art Group website to see the artists who are showing their work.

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The Signal Room Gallery has Wendy Catlin as artist of the month. Wendy has a mixture of colourful paintings and drawings, with boats, country scenes and watercolour abstracts to choose from. Other local artists have paintings, pottery, woodwork, silk creations, cards and more for sale in the gallery shop.

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The Railway Carriage Gallery is showing “The Botanical Artists” from Noosa. These are clean fresh detailed images of plants, vegetables and flowers. It makes you feel healthy and happy just to look at such lovely artworks. The Pomona Gallery has wonderful friendly volunteers to welcome you and your holiday guests. The garden is always beautiful and there are so many lovely gifts to be found inside. Call the gallery on 5485 2950 for more info.

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The train stayed for over an hour and passengers feasted on burgers and mango crush, sampled the wide range of wine, liquors and cheeses that are a regular treat at Dagun and sung along with the band. In order to ensure the continued safety of the crossing, Gympie Regional Council has adopted a 40 KPH speed zone for the crossing, while a 50 KPH speed zone will apply at the nearby Amamoor-Kandanga crossing. The two red flags will be kept in the Dagun Station Museum as a reminder of days gone by.


he Village of Dagun, in the Mary Valley, turned out in style on Sunday 21 November to farewell a tradition that has kept the rail crossing safe and entertained passengers on the Rattler for many years. Volunteers manned the crossing for the last time, red flags in hand as the steam train made its way back from Imbil to Gympie with close to 400 passengers on board. After receiving a “cease and desist” order from police who have earmarked the practice of using flags to halt traffic to allow a steam train over the crossing unsafe, Dagun Community group decided to pack the flags and fluoro vests away. But far from taking a negative approach to the event, organisers wanted to celebrate the fact that Dagun has remained the only station in Queensland - and perhaps Australia - where the practice has continued long after electric rail became the norm. With support from the Historical Re-enactment Group, the Imbil Bushrangers, the Gympie Vintage Car Club, the Gympie Vintage Motorcycle Club and a BBQ put on by the Mary Valley Lions Club, locals bopped along to the live music of the Black Hats who had penned a song specifically for the occasion. The flags were held by two of the longest serving members of the Dagun Community Group, Geoff Harvey and Reg Lawler (see photo above). Smaller plastic flags were provided to everyone in attendance and the train was unofficially flagged into the station by 150 helpers. The small flags were then passed on to the younger folk on the train as mementos of the day.

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The Cooroy Probus Club has done it again!

he Sunshine Coast Probus Clubs came together in November for a combined outing at the Apollonian Pub at Boreen Point. After the success of last years trip to the Apollonian, it was decided to repeat the event and to again invite our other local Probus clubs. Organisers, Carol and Trevor Blake from the Cooroy Club, did a wonderful job in rallying the troops to assemble 110 Probarians from seven different clubs to this years gathering. A delicious spit-roast luncheon, great entertainment and the opportunity to meet lots of new friends, combined to create a very successful day. A great setting with plenty of shelter so the shower or two did not dampen the spirits, nor dilute the wine, of those attending. Well done Cooroy. A great idea for other regional groups to follow. Patsy Fayne

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OUR COMMUNITY Kids Christmas holiday fun at Noosa Regional Gallery and The J




arents can keep the kids entertained these summer holidays with Christmas Craft Workshops at The J and Noosa Regional Gallery while they do some shopping or enjoy the latest gallery exhibition.

very happy 44th Wedding Anniversary to Les and Lorna Whelan (nee Davie) who were married at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Kenilworth, on 10 December, 1966.

Kids will be able to make fun Christmas crafts while learning new art skills with an assortment of art materials at the various workshops being held at The J and Noosa Regional Gallery throughout the week commencing 13 December. All workshops cater for children aged six to 12 years.

We wish you every joy and many more happy anniversaries. From all your friends in Kenilworth.

Workshops at The J Parents are welcome to join in and assist their kids at one or all six of the Christmas Workshop sessions planned at The J this December or grab the opportunity to head off and do some Christmas shopping. Tickets are $12 per child per session (includes two workshops). To make a booking, phone 5455 4455. Eco Chrissie Craft Workshops These workshops are held on Monday 13, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 December. Kids will create and take home two Christmas craft items - something to share with family or friends.


Bellbird Creek Swap meet car boot sale

ellbird Creek Tea House Swap Meet/Car Boot Sale was a great success! Weather was great! Sites were great! Public attendance was great! What more could one ask for! A big thanks to everyone who was involved in making the day! Due to the public generosity Kenilworth First Response Group collected over $550 from gold coin donations at the gate!

Workshops at Noosa Regional Gallery For the children’s December holiday program, Noosa Regional Gallery has lined up two days of cool, creative, arty fun inspired by the Christmas season.

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The cost for each session is $15 per child including materials. Phone 5449 5340 or email gallery.noosa@sunshinecoast. Christmas Keepsake Tree Decorations On Wednesday 15 December from 10.30am to noon children will make several unique and beautiful tree decorations that will become keepsakes for every Christmas. Rudolf and Friends Christmas Sculptures at Noosa On Thursday 16 December from 10.30am to noon children will create their own Christmas themed sculptures, using a variety of unique, salvaged materials. Perfect addition for a table decoration or feature ornament. Bookings and pre-payment are essential.


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ith the holidays fast approaching, it is an opportune time to consider safety precautions to be taken while away on holidays. A house left empty for some time is a prime target for intruders because the chances are they will not be disturbed and any offence will go undetected for days, or possibly weeks. When you go on holidays, it is important that you do not leave behind any clues that will tempt an intruder. These guidelines will help you reduce the chance of your house being broken into whilst away.

raduation and Christmas wishes I have visited many local schools in recent weeks to witness academic and sporting awards nights - it is always a great pleasure to applaud the success of our young achievers. Many Year 12 and Year 7 students have been farewelled by their friends, teachers and school communities as they head off to higher education, employment opportunities or just a well-earned break.

Give your house that ‘lived in’ look by taking the following steps:

As always I wish you all well and urge you to stay safe while celebrating endings and new beginnings - it is certainly a very exciting time.

• Check all doors and windows are securely locked • Ask you neighbours to watch out for visitors • Arrange for someone to mow the lawn and water plants • Secure your garbage bin • Use electric timers to tune your radio to talk back radio during the day • Turn down the volume on your telephone and don’t leave a message on your answering machine telling callers that you are away • Advise local Police of your absence, providing address and contact phone number • Check the yard to ensure no ladders or tools are accessible • Do not leave keys concealed outside your house • Ask neighbours to contact the Police if they see anything suspicious • Secure your vehicle if you are leaving it at home • Mark all easily removable articles using the Police Service property marking system • Inform your NHW Block Co-ordinator that you will be away. Remember, if you come home and find someone has been in your home, do not enter, do not touch anything, go next door and call the Police. We encourage everyone to enjoy the festive season but please remain within the law and don’t drink and drive. The Christmas holiday period is the worst time of the year for crashes, most caused by alcohol or speed. Police will do everything possible to ensure that the roads in the Imbil Police Division are safe over the period and will show no leniency to offenders. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please be safe over the festive season. Terry Kennedy Sergeant

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Jenny and I, and my staff Vicki and Wendy would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year celebration! Enjoy your friends and family during this special time of the year and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Woolooga-Cooroy Powerline update I have asked the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke if he will receive a submission from me on behalf of the community action committee PAGE outlining the alternative proposed powerline corridor. This follows the State Government Minister’s advice to me that the Federal department has offered no objection to the Powerlinkproposed corridor. I believe it is important that the Federal Minister be made aware of the local community’s opposition to the Powerlink proposal, and I believe he is duty-bound to receive our submission in light of him making a comment after receiving a submission from Powerlink. It is important the State Government Minister postpone making a decision until the Federal Minister responds to my request. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday 16 December, from 10am. To organise an appointment call my Nambour office on 5441 6933. MP Peter Wellington


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epairs to the steepest section of the Obi Obi Road landslip have now been completed and works on the next section continue. While investigations as to whether a single lane of traffic could be opened it has been decided it is too unsafe at this stage, but the situation will continue to be monitored. Extra working hours have been added to speed up the completion of the works. The department has promised to keep me up to date with all progress and I will do the same for you. Mary Valley Voice reserves the right to refuse inappropriate advertising and submissions for both print and website, and does not endorse or agree with the views of it’s advertisers and contributors.

OUR P OLITICS Minor land slippage is also affecting part of Walli Mountain Road about 2.5km from Obi Obi Road and council has started work on it. The works are on a stretch of the road near the bank of the Mary River and the road has been restricted to one lane under a “give way” system, and traffic controllers will be present for truck movements. Council is working with the Mary River Catchment Care Group to ensure the best environmental outcome with the work. The works have been estimated to be completed by Christmas, weather permitting. We have now launched the 44 Locality Snapshots paper which has been created to understand and celebrate the vibrant and diverse communities that make up the region. The Locality Snapshots combine local knowledge with population statistics, maps, photos, and key community spaces and places, telling a story about the character and identity of each of the 44 local areas across the Sunshine Coast. The snapshots are now available on council’s website and in hard copy format from council’s libraries and customer service centres. Council libraries are looking for community feedback on what people want from their library. More than 37,000 people have joined Sunshine Coast Libraries in the last two years, bringing total membership to 120,000. Now you have the chance to tell us what other services you would like to see, or how we can improve the ones we already offer. And you could win a new i-Pad in the process, just by being involved and joining one of our focus groups! Your nearest focus group will take place on Wednesday 15 December, at 1:30pm in Cooroy Library, lasting for one hour. More info on the Sunshine Coast Libraries website  Paul Tatton •


Julie’s Newsletter

ell it’s just a few short weeks until Christmas and yet another year has flown by. My family and I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

Gympie Regional Council is in the process of formulating a new “Community Plan” and Imbil’s locality meeting will be held at the RSL hall at 6pm on Wednesday 1 December. On Thursday 25 November I attended the Qld Tropical Cyclone consultation committee ‘Cyclone, Storm and Flood Season Seminar’ to help prepare all emergency services for possible events. Flood warnings can be found on the BOM site Remember to keep your radio handy in times of storms and floods with a supply of fresh batteries. Tune into ABC radio coast FM as council keeps in touch with the radio for updates and current flood heights. ‘The Noise’ publication is now available from your local school or GRC library. This magazine is put together by youth for youth and is a great read, so grab your copy. For new businesses in our area, GRC have an ‘Economic Development Officer’, Lynne Wilbraham who can help you with many and varied topics with starting a new business. For those who live in the Federal and Skyring Creek areas, ‘Club Fed’ is a great chance to meet other residents in your area, and join in with a delightful meal (for a small fee), fun and friendship. Next night will be held on Friday 17 December. Why not make the effort. I have been approached by one of the guards on the Valley Rattler train about a close call at one of their level crossings. Please keep in mind that there are trains still using the lines in the Mary Valley and abide by the signage and protect our visiting tourists. Cr Julie Walker


Know someone extraordinary? Why not consider nominating them for a 2011 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award. The awards celebrate and pay tribute to the contribution of individuals, community organisations and businesses in our region. Nomination forms are available on council’s website.

New Year’s Eve at Mooloolaba Don’t miss the amazing displays of reworks as council presents its annual New Year’s Eve on the Esplanade event at Mooloolaba. The free family-friendly, drug, alcohol and glass-free event starts at 5.30pm and there will be plenty of high-quality entertainment for all ages throughout the day and evening. Check council’s website for details.

Christmas carols Sunshine Coast Council is staging two free Christmas Carol events this year. Join us for Carols at Cotton Tree Park on Saturday 18 December and Carols on Kings on Sunday 19 December. Bring a blanket and your picnic basket from 5.30pm when entertainment by roving performers begins. Santa will make an appearance at the end of the night, and there will be reworks too.

Tewantin bikeway improvements New roadworks at Tewantin will be the latest addition to Council’s Coast onroad cycle lane network. The works will provide a 1.5m wide cycle lane, including green line marking, at intersections along Beckmans Road between St Andrews Drive and Sea Eagle Drive and will link to existing off road bikeways.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Performance and Service Committee Meeting

9am, 25 January, Nambour.

Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting

9am, 27 January, Nambour.

Ordinary Meeting

9.30am, 2 February, Nambour.

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OUR COMMUNITY Cooran Parties in the Rain

just organise another Tall Trees festival. The Chardonnay Sippers kept us entertained and the Phil Butterworth band had everyone dancing and singing along. To all of you who stayed inside out of the rain – you missed out on a great day. Make sure you don’t miss the next Tall Trees, when rain hail or shine Cooran will party once again. Look out for the Tall Trees Art exhibition on 15 and 16 October 2011 and Tall Trees Street Festival number three on 19 May 2012. Our website www.talltreesfestival. org will have any updates so make sure you visit from time to time.

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ctober 2010 was unusually wet. In fact there were floods again. We tossed up whether to cancel the festival or whether to keep going, right up until the last minute. At 6am we decided that if the bridge opened we would go ahead. At 6.30 the bridge opened and we forged ahead. The street closure had to be cancelled as it was deemed a risk; skating was impossible in the rain and had to be cancelled; the ride on mowers would have ruined the football oval, so the convoy was moved to Pioneer Park. With fewer market stalls and fewer musicians to keep the music rolling we opened the day to the wonderful sounds of the Noosa Pipe Band. We had over 100 children come and join in the fun with Clown Man and Fairy Princess Kate and their new friend Rohan the Clown. They kept the children laughing with fun and games: face painting, balloon making and much more. We had about thirty children come with their decorated bikes to be in the parade and competition. The children were undeterred by the rain. It seems Cooran had the best weather on the coast that day. There was rain, but only light and inconsistent. So while the rest of the Sunshine Coast was suffering raging windsand torrential rains, Cooran enjoyed a peaceful but damp day and so much fun - dancing, singing and partying till early evening. To make up for some of what had to be cancelled on the 10th we held the Pioneer Park Workshop and Unveiling of stage 2 of the Playground Mural at the bi-monthly Cooran Eco Market, on the 20th November, when once again it rained. We have decided that if the Sunshine Coast is in need of water again and facing drought we should



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