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October 16-29, 2013



Roll up for first of church fetes

Tributes to former captain

Stan Smith.

The Uniting Church Fair always offers a huge used book stall. OCEAN Grove Uniting Church Fete is less than a fortnight way. The annual fete is on Saturday November 2 and already the organisers have been pulling together heaps of attractions and goodies for the day. That includes children’s activities, plants, cakes, craft, jams children’s toys and books plus two huge white elephant stalls. Morning tea and a sausage sizzle will help keep everyone refreshed. Bargains for everyone. The fete runs from 9am to1pm. The church is on the corner of Eggleston Street and the Parade.

GOLDEN GIRL INSPIRATIONAL: Patricia Galvin with her gold medal for winning the Australian Masters Half Marathon.

OCEAN Grove's Pattie Galvin has done it again. The inspirational local runner picked up gold in the Australian Masters Games in Geelong last week - suprising even herself.

For 55-year-old Pattie the half marathon gold medal in W55-59 was never assumed. "You never know who will turn up. You also don't know how you're going to feel after a big

week of racing. This week I did the 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 8km cross country and now the half marathon. I've won four gold and a silver,” she said. Pattie has previously run

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A VERY large piece of Ocean Grove history has passed away with Stan Smith. The Grove’s former fire captain – among many other roles – died after a period of illness. The news prompted strong tributes from those who knew and worked with him as well as those who followed in his footsteps. Among the latter is Ocean Grove Fire Brigade Captain Steve Gibbs. Steve said that although he was not in the position to have operated whilst Stan was in charge, he said: “I certainly know the positive impact he had on establishing the brigade, along with the late Bob Smith (no relation), into a strong and effective fire brigade. He (Stan) was a very well respected man in the Ocean Grove community and will be sorely missed.” His funeral was due to be held on Monday this week. Story page 5.


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Catwalk raises $44,000 for Andrew Love Centre OCEAN Grovers joined in the fun of this year’s Catwalk for Cancer event in Geelong – playing their part in helping raise $44,000 for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. Momentum Energy’s Catwalk for Cancer was again a sell-out success with 450 people filling the Geelong Waterfront venue The Pier, to witness some of the best fashion Geelong has to offer with runway shows from Westfield Geelong, online store My Boutique,

Tinky and Briony Marsh. Official hair and makeup sponsor Salon Symmetry also provided the crowd with a range of beautiful looks. Outfits provided by Tinky included premium designs by Hugo Boss, Collette Dinnigan, Valentino, Catherine Malandrino, and Spring racing collections were presented by Westfield Geelong and styled by Renee Enright, who also provided special comments throughout the parade, along

Ocean Grove ladies enjoying the Catwalk for Cancer event at The Pier. with fashion blogger and GT Columnist Nadia Coppolino, who assisted with the Young Designer Judging. The Westfield Young Designers competition showed the best from local fashion designers, with

two divisions and winners receiving a share of $3000 Westfield vouchers. The contemporary runner up Darcie Hastwell was a close second to winner Alexandra Guy. Classic racewear was won by Jessie Coote and

runner up Daria Gorbunor. Voice finalist, Imogen Brough performed at the event. All funds raised at this year’s event will go toward Barwon Health’s Supportive Care Centre in the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

THE roar of nearly 400 motorcycles pulling into Ocean Grove Main Beach car park turned plenty of heads. But it wasn’t so much leather clad uniforms among the gleaming Harleys, Triumphs and even Vespas – instead it was a sea of fluoro pink boas, boots and bras. The event, the second Pink Ribbon Ride for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, raised $10,600 and lots of awareness for breast cancer on its Tour de Bellarine last week. The final figure was more than double the amount raised last year. Organiser David O’Brien of Peter Stevens Motorcycles said he was delighted with how the event had turned out. “It’s really grown, which is exciting,” he said. “The Dunes were

fantastic, they put on coffee and tea and Wallington and Ocean Grove CFA did a wonderful job getting us in and out of the car park.” Among the participants of the ride were Geelong’s Ulysses Club and the Red Knights Motorcycle Club (CFA). The riders travelled from Peter Stevens in Mercer Street to Barwon Heads, re-grouped at the Dunes, before travelling up Hodgson Street and Grubb Road on to Queenscliff, St Leonards, Portarlington and Drysdale before heading back to Upper Hearne Parade in Geelong. Swann Insurance also made a donation of $5000 to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre via Barwon Health Foundation.

PINK: Olivia and Brad Stapleton get into the act.

Motorcyclists ride for charity

TEAMWORK: Ocean Grove and Wallington CFA helped marshall the event.

COLOURFUL: Someone hitches a ride.

SPIRIT: Greg Radford, Nene Powell and Frank Manti (pictured left) and motorcycles (pictured above) at rest.

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FUN: Floss and Willy.

READY TO ROLL: Lindsay Earl of Geelong's Ulysses Motorcycle Club.


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Free ladies golf clinic

All creatures... THERE was a full house at Sunday's Uniting Church service - boosted by the attendance of some of the town's furrier parishioners. On Sunday attendees were able to bring their pets to take part and be blessed. by minister James Douglas.

Gold for Grovers

Golden Girl

Continued from page 1. "We train at Landy Field on Tuesday and Thursday, so we're always warming up and doing some training along this path.”. Pattie is committed to her sport and has enjoyed success over time. "I started running when my husband did about 30 years ago. My background was netball but injury got in the way. I took up more half marathons and marathons, but I think my career highlights would be running under three hours for the marathon - but going back a few years now,” she said.

OCEAN Grove veteran kayakers basked themselves in gold medal glory after the Australian Masters Games in Geelong wrapped up last week. Grove based paddlers including Dave Renton, Jenny Lambert, Barry Warren, Bill Strachan and Bruce Erwin all won gold medals at the Games. Renton, a long time Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club member, won gold in the TK1 (Touring Kayak single) 200 metre sprint in the 60-64 age group. Renton then teamed up with Jenny Lambert in the 50-54 age group to claim gold in the mixed TK2 (Touring Kayak double) 200 metre sprint. Lambert also won gold in the singles TK1 200 metre event in the 50-54 age group. IN other results local experienced paddler

Going up VINES Lawyers is currently building a second story on their existing Terrace building due to expansion. “We are expanding the range of professional and other services that will be available here,” Michael

Vines said. It is expected the extension will be completed by Christmas, in time for the new services to be in full swing for 2014. He said the new services are currently under wraps.

Dave with Barry Warren and Bill Strachan. (Absent Jenny Lambert.

Bruce Erwin won gold in the TK2 12 kilometre marathon event in the 60-65 age class, while Bill Strachan won gold in the K2 (Kayak Olympic class double) 20 kilometre marathon event in the 35 plus age group. Not to be outdone, local Barry Warren also became a dual gold medallist in the TK2 200 metre sprint and TK2 12 kilometre events in the 60-65 age group. Renton paid tribute to his fellow Ocean Grove

kayakers that competed in the Australian Masters Games. “It’s fantastic that you have got Masters and senior citizens from Ocean Grove actually competing in the Australian Masters Games,” Renton said. “They are really ambassadors for the Ocean Grove community.” The Australian Masters Games concluded with a closing ceremony on Saturday October 12 in Geelong.

Michael Vines with builders Graeme Burchell, Nick Burchell and Chris O'Connor.

OCEAN Grove Golf Club is offering a free Clinic for ladies to ‘Give Golf a Go’ Come along to a free golf lesson, then afterwards an information session while enjoying a light lunch. The Clinic is aimed at beginners, so don’t think you won’t know anything – that’s the reason why they are running it - to let you know what you could be enjoying once the children are off to school in the mornings. The clinic is on Wednesday November 6 at Ocean Grove Golf Club, 9 Guthridge Street, Ocean Grove with 9.30 registration for a 10 am start (the clinic will run for approximately two and a half hours) No equipment required – clubs and balls will be supplied. Enquiries and booking: Ann Bibby 5256 3916 or Pam Cameron 0419 561 013.

Seal pup on Main Beach

THE appearance of a year old fur seal on Main Beach has prompted a 'look but don't touch' warning. The seal which turned up on Sunday is being monitored by Leopold Wildlife Sanctuary who urged locals not to feed it and to keep dogs away. Seals are common in the area and any concerns should be called in to the sanctuary on 0409 002 258 or the DSE. Picture thanks to Eloise Cann.

Children's expo OCEAN Grove Neighbourhood Centre is holding a free children’s expo on Saturday October 26. In aid of Children’s Week, local child focused businesses and organisations will be on display providing complimentary activities such as face painting, mini golf, badge making and a jumping castle. The expo will be running between 1-3PM.


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Farewell to a true local legend STEPHANIE NAYLOR WELL known Ocean Grove legend Stanley Smith has passed away at 84 years of age. Stan was well known for his caring, community spirit and commitment to the accurate recordings of Ocean Grove’s history “Mine and many others’ most endearing memory of Stan was his enthusiasm with children, especially when he dressed up in that stinking hot Captain Koala Suit in the lead up to Christmas,” good friend John Wynn said. Many people knew Stan for his large passion and contribution to the Ocean Grove Fire Brigade. Having stepped down as captain in 1994 after 18 years, locals still associate Stan with the brigade to this day. He was awarded life membership of the CFA, Ocean Grove Fire Brigade and achieved a CFA Queens and National medal. The late Keith Fisher explained in 1992 how Stan’s “quiet competence had been invaluable to the brigade.” Stan held life memberships at both our local cricket and badminton clubs, and was a member of the original Barwon Heads Ocean Grove Football Club.

“Dad never swore so one of my fondest memories of Dad was him telling us a story about how he had become an expert at diagnosing mechanical problems. He had commented to his own Dad one day 'look the bloody smoke is from a badly tuned engine' and he was sent to bed with a mouth full of soapy water,” daughter Debbie Waldron recalled. Stan moved from Ballarat to Ocean Grove in 1944 when he was 15. The Smith family opened a grocery and sweet shop on the corner of Dare St and Hodgson St – Smith’s Milk Bar. It became the local teenage hangout of the town, located just up the hill from the beach. Many locals still know this stretch of sand as Smith's Beach. With the Smith family also running the local taxi service of Ocean Grove, Stan’s dad purchased the Shell Service Station, currently occupied by the Zebra Bar. After Stan married Carlene Lorimer in 1953, they had three children, Debbie, Greg and Caron. He loved his family and six beloved grandchildren dearly. Stan helped raise money to build the recreation hall land purchased along the

LEGEND: Former brigade captain Stan Smith was given the honour of opening Ocean Grove's new fire station in 2008, assisted by MP Lisa Neville. Avenue, all while working as a milkman, with a horse and cart, for Percy Mitchell. Stan would wake at 1am, do the milk run, go to the bus depot and do the school run, all before residing at his day job at the estate agency. After retiring, Stan managed the Ocean Grove bus lines owned by David Cook until 1996. Stan then leased the beach kiosk at the Stan pictured earlier this year with his wife Carlene. main beach, running it with Picture Anna Lord. his family and staff for six “Stan was a gentle man, in echoed by CFA member years. the true sense of the word,” Morrie Barry. “He really loved the Mr Wynn reflected. “Never had an ill word to beach kiosk, he was in his Within Stan’s eulogy, he say about anyone. element,” Ms Waldron said. was described as a generous "He was a true gentlemen, Stan cleaned the Field man who required no one of God's gentlemen,” St steps for 35 years every recognition for all he he said. Sunday at 8am, as well as did. A truly outstanding The funeral was due to be mowing lawns without the community man. held on Monday October owner's knowledge. Those comment were 14



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Embracing the future

Elizabeth and Andrew Arnold.

Duck flees in high winds A female Muscovy duck (pictured right) was found in the first week of October in the west end of Thacker St near Wallington Rd. Thought to have lost its way in the high winds, she was found in a front yard with two dogs. Showing common traits of being domesticated, it is common for pet ducks to find themselves lost as winds can cause

them to fly higher than usual. Although currently calm and happy in a barn with an Ocean Grove resident's chooks, if you’re missing your duck please contact the Voice.

Kathleen Walker, Bernice Grenda and Dorothy Small enjoying the expo. THE Bellarine's first financial and legal situation, to be distributed and all Seniors Expo has been health, social supports, questions answered. and engagement with The event was organised hailed a great success. The event was held on community services such by France McAloon of Sunday October 6 and as the Men's Shed, Senior Life Span Consultancy and attracted more than 50 Citizens and Bellarine Niki Hines of Bellarine visitors to the Senior Community Support Memories. Frances said that a Bellarine Citizens Centre in the Register. With support of the City Seniors Expo may become Terrace. Organisers said they were of Greater Geelong, Ocean a feature on the coast in Voice, Paxton future years as there is a very pleased with the Grove turnout and sensed a "a Press, Van Loons Nursery, great need for information, resources and buzz of excitement and Beachside Blooms and ideas, others, the day enabled relationship-building for all enjoyment as people caught up with each information and prizes as we age. other, networked with new services, gathered information and resources from all the stallholders present and listened to engaging speakers." The theme, which was about making plans for ageing, covered all issues including the impact of ageing, retirement or aged care Niki Hines, Sandy Leathem, Frances McAloon and on people's relationships, Samatha Butcher (Crowe Horwath).



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Men's shed open day this weekend

OCEAN Grove & District Men’s Shed will have an open day this Saturday (October 19). It’s a chance for people to come along and check out what they do. There will be a sale of items made at the shed together with a garage sale. There will be a limited opportunity to place orders for Christmas so if you want to do this you’ll need to get in early. We are accepting donations for our garage sale. Donations may be left at the shed when it is open. A barbecue lunch will be available as well as a cuppa and biscuit throughout the day. Everyone is welcome. People can check out our children’s furniture and our new range of toys. Cutting boards, pizza boards, pens and lots of other items will be on sale. We’ll also have a

small range of plants for sale as well as bargains you can pick up in the garage sale section. The shed is at a critical period in its development as we seek a permanent home. At the present time we are in a shed provided rent free by Ed Corless from Kingston Ocean Grove. The agreement was for two years and then we were to begin paying rent. Upon the request of Council he extended this proposal for six months while council looked at how we could obtain a permanent address. We have recently received advice from Cr Farrell that council agrees we should be in the industrial estate but they are unable to assist us with rent payments and are not aware of grants we could apply for to enable us to rent the shed. It was suggested that local community

groups may be able to assist us. We are not aware of what other investigations council are carrying out in regards to options that were considered at a meeting around six months ago. The Ocean Grove Shed has been developed by the local community. The committee has worked hard to get to the stage we are now and it will be disappointing if we have to cease operating due to a lack of a venue. As well as providing the building Mr Corless has been paying electricity, water and rates for us. Ocean Grove Community Enterprise and Ocean Grove Uniting Church’s Dove Opportunity Shop have also been great supporters. We have received a lot of support from local businesses and the majority of our equipment has been

donated by members of the community. Other supporters are Ocean Grove Rotary Club, Fusion Cabinets, All Makes Automotive, Paxton Press, Ocean Grove Voice, Gardiner Automotive, Geelong Machinery Company, Bellarine Memories, Sheen Panels, Bells Plasters, Creecy Concrete, Bella Tiles, Bellarine Flooring, Ocean Grove Hardware, Posilock Locksmiths, Bellarine Peninsula Church of Christ and Lions Club of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. The shed continues to seek businesses to join our supporter program. We are also seeking new members. The fee for the remainder of this year is $7 and then $30 per year. There are 46 members at this time and we are keen to increase this number.

An open day was also held on Monday 7 October and this saw 24 people attending the shed on this day with 3 new members signing up. If you also miss this open day there will be another on Friday 25 October from 9.30am to 3pm. The shed is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 3pm and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm. As the membership grows we are looking at opening on Thursdays and possibly even Saturdays if the need is there. You can show your support for the shed by visiting us on open day, joining up as a member or as a shed supporter. The open day is supported with a small Seniors Festival grant from the City of Greater Geelong. Bruce Ward


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Spring weather takes a lovely turn So, we go from this...

DAMAGE: This Roslyn Court residence copped the full brunt of the storm.

HELP: SES volunteers survey the damage at a house in Breaker Court.

STRANDED: This car came off second best at GeelongPortarlington Rd near Leura Park Estate.

STEPHANIE NAYLOR VOLUNTEERS from the Bellarine Unit of Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) were kept busy with the heavy storm and windy activities two weeks ago which saw gusts reaching up to 120km/h. During the high winds, 38 requests for assistance were taken by the Bellarine SES Unit over the week, with six coming directly from Ocean Grove. Clifton Springs and Drysdale were the worst affected areas with 19 requests. “Last Wednesday afternoon a large tree fell on to the roof and deck of a residential property in Ocean Grove. Four SES volunteers spent three hours on the scene using chainsaws to clear the tree from the structure, and then patched up the damaged roof to protect the property from the elements,� Andrew Turner from the SES said. The strong gusts caused more damage in an incident with guy-wires from a television antenna becoming dislodged from its anchors and piercing several holes in a tiled roof in Ocean Grove. Overnight rain came through the ceiling, however four SES volunteers utilised their roof top gear to provide temporary repairs. The next week Ocean Grove basked in sunshine with a top of of 27 degrees sending a more summery message. Many Ocean Grovers were out and about, making the most of the warmth at the beach. this in one short week

BEACH: Judy Watson with grandson Harrison.

SMILES: Alexa, Elsie, Ashleigh, Aine and Tullan.

BLISS: Michael and Kathy enjoy the sun.

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YESTERYEAR: Ocean Grove Rotary Club womens (pictured right) and mens (pictured above) members from 1983.

Rotary club celebrates 30 years ROTARIANS past and present were reunited last week for the 30th anniversary of Ocean Grove’s club. Originally chartered by the Drysdale club in 1983 under its first president Wal Kelly, the club has been led by 28 more individuals, each supported by secretaries, treasurers and other executive members. On Wednesday night many of those members were able to reunite for the first time in many years. In particular four of the past presidents – Wal Kelly, Hans Franken, Eric Bare and Coral Barker each gave their own summary of some highlights from their time in charge. Notably Coral talked about the time the club hosted the

district conference in what was known as the Surfside Centre and decorating the high ceilings with suspended fish shapes. Charter members who are still in the club include Trevor McArdle, John Calnin and John Wynn as well as Wal Kelly. Former president Alison George said after the meeting: “In reviewing each annual report from 1983 to 2013 I was struck by the diversity as well as the longevity of the things Ocean Grove Rotary has been able to achieve through applying the power and enthusiasm of people who share the motto of 'Service above Self'." “It is impossible to tally up the number of voluntary hours club members have committed

over the 30 years to working bees, fund raisers, community support activities, international programs and other activities too many to mention. “It would be equally impossible to put a total dollar value to those voluntary hours. Equally impossible to measure would be the enjoyment and fun club members have had, and continue to have, through the fellowship of Rotary. “As the club enters its fourth decade, Ocean Grove Rotary will continue to support local community and youth projects, and play an expanded role with international projects through greater involvement with the Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity.”

PRIDE: Wal Kelly, Hans Franken, Eric Bare and Coral Barker.

PAST: Wal Kelly and Ellis Bickley 30 years ago.


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CONGRATS: Richard 'Dick' Clay receives his award from Ken McInerney.

Top honour for Dick Clay CAKE: Gordon King and Wal Kelly cut the cake to celebrate Ocean Grove Rotary Club's 30-year reunion.

BIG OCCASION: John Flower and Maurice Barwick.

OCEAN Grove Rotarian Richard Clay has been awarded the service club’s highest honour – a Paul Harris Fellow. Otherwise known as Dick, a four times premiership player with Richmond Football Club, he was last year’s club president. Before moving to Ocean Grove in 2007, Dick was a publican of hotels in Prahran (Court Jester Hotel) and Richmond (Royal Saxon Hotel) as well as roles in retail at various venues

around Melbourne. Current president Gordon King said: “Your life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation. “We thank you for demonstrating in your life and vocation a commitment to helping persons in need both here and around the world.” Dick is married to Leone and they have three children – Emma, Olivia and Sam, as well as four granddaughters. Dick joined Rotary in March 2008 and

has since served as fundraising chairman, Art Show, president elect 2011/12 and president 2012/13. Richard is now chairman of International Service and On to Conference. Dick played 213 games for Richmond and was a member of four premiership sides in 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974. He is a life member of Richmond Football Club, inaugural member of Hall of Fame and member of Richmond's Team of the Century.


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Native fauna struggles in wind

FUN TIME: Everyone who went on the trip had plenty of fun.

Fun in the Queensland sun for local group Theme parks and beautiful sunshine were the drawcards for Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre youth workers, 30 young people and two local police off icers in early October. The camp, on Queensland's Gold Coast, was part of the OGNC youth drop in program for 2013. “The young people involved aged 12 to 18 learnt valuable life skills in budgeting, co-existing with others, cooperation and support

along with the development of their self esteem and conf idence. Everyone involved in this experience represented OGNC and themselves in a positive manner,” OGNC manager Nicki Dunne said. The group visited three theme parks on the four day camp while enjoying the Queensland weather. “Everyone agrees that this camp was a trip of a lifetime,” Nicki added.

RELAXING: It's a tough life, but somebody has to do it.

THE recent weather conditions have not only proved difficult for our community but also for our native fauna. The windy weather causes nesting animals to struggle and become displaced, which is why we see many juvenile birds and possums on the ground. As tempting as it is to assist displaced wildlife, it is important to assess each situation individually. If the nest can be located the young animal should be carefully returned and left for the parents to nurture. If you cannot see the nest, check if the parent is within the vicinity. Only those birds that do not have the parents around or show signs of injury should be taken to a Vet. Sometimes interfering with native wildlife can be more detrimental than not. If you find displaced wildlife along coastal reserves call the Barwon Coast on 5254 1118.

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Mellow movie a plus for Parky THE screening of George Greenough's classic movie the Innermost Limits of Pure Fun raised more than $1,500 for Parkinson's Victoria. The fundraising and awareness night featured several surf movie and information segments as well as a raffle and auction. Among the items was a print donated by Home

Hardware and a skateboard from Murfs, while local surf photographer Lee Considine made a generous donation from selling his prints. The fundraiser is part of the ongoing New York Marathon for Parkinson's campaign which has now raised more than $15,000. For more go to the facebook page of the same name.

Right behind the cause: organisers and supporters of the Surf Movie for Parkinson's event - Nick Ansell, Glenis Cook, Richard Grimmett, Lee Considine, and Julia and Mark Beshara.

Ocean Grove's Surf Movie for Parkinson's was organised by Nick Ansell and attracted a good crowd for the special screening of George Greenough's mellow Innermost Limits of Pure Fun.

Showcasing the best in local skills

THE sight of more than 50 exhibitors at Sunday’s Health and Fitness expo were said to have ‘blown away’ visitors. The expo, held at the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Hall, was the first of its kind in the town and was hailed a network as well as a showcasing success attracting in excess of 300 visitors. Visitors were able to learn about everything from boot camps and massage to art therapy and aromatherapy. There were even opportunities to try out some of the services.

“We are really happy with how it went, said coorganiser Elicia Crook. “The feedback we got from the people who attended was that they were blown away by the quality and quantity of skills available in the local area. “The practitioners that were there said that the networking they were able to do was incredible. “There was lots of engagement.” Elicia said she expected that there would be a similar event held next year taking on board comments from those participating and visitors.

Tara Nuske, Michele Sayers, Aleesha Lipovas and Jo-Anne Darker.

More than 50 stalls filled the basketball hall in Ocean Grove.

Bob Hampton and Colleen Hall of Step into Life.

The Health Creation team.

Above right Jodi Dunnell of Jumpt.

The Ocean Grove Remedial Massage team.


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Volunteering back on track STEPHANIE NAYLOR

WARMTH: Linda Velic and Jenny Edge share a moment.

FULL: Ocean Grove's Salvation Army op-shop.

LINDA Velic was a fulltime carer of a sick family member for five years. During that time, she lost all confidence, didn’t like to leave the house and had forgotten how to learn, live and laugh. After the death of Linda’s family member she cared for, it was while attending family gatherings at her son’s school where Linda became in contact with the Salvation Army. Linda was asked to volunteer at the Bellarine thrift stores in St Leonards and Ocean Grove in January. “I started volunteering two days a week, slowly increasing to three and I’m now doing five. My confidence has grown dramatically,” Linda said. Ten months later, Linda is helping to train and empower people through her work. Many other volunteers are, like Linda, experiencing life’s challenges. Mental health

Free kids' expo promises lots of fun THE Ocean Grove Neighborhood Centre is holding a free children’s expo on Saturday October 26. In aid of Children’s

Week, local child focused businesses and organisations will be on display providing complimentary

activities such as face painting, minigolf, badge making and a jumping castle. The expo will run between 1pm and 3pm.

issues are common. Loneliness is a large factor, and the op-shop provides a space for people to spend time rather than being home alone. “My father passed away last year and now my mum comes in and helps at the Leopold store. It got her out of the house and has allowed her to meet people. She listens to their stories, they chat and when they leave there is a smile on their face,” Linda said. Many people have experienced positive changes from volunteering, being happier with themselves and opening up and sharing their stories. Former midwife, Ocean Grover Jenny Edge has been volunteering for 15 months. “You don’t just benefit socially, I have learned how to use the EFTPOS machine and manage the till, two things I’ve never known how to use,” Jenny said. Volunteering at the op shop has proved a great avenue for people wanting to re-enter the workforce. “Volunteering here at the Ocean Grove Salvo store has empowered me,

it’s a healing place,” Jenny added. Common misconceptions with volunteering at the Salvation Army stores is that you cannot have a glass of wine and have to believe in God. “I am also an Adherent of the Salvation Army, which means I believe in God and seek to follow and be like him, but I also enjoy a glass of wine, that is the difference of being an Adherent. You don't have to give up smoking, drinking, for example, to belong,” Linda said. In recent weeks, there has been an increase in sales at the Ocean Grove Salvation Army op-shop. “We are excited with the team we have and the community that is emerging, however we would love to increase our volunteer intake for our shop,” Lieutenant Peter Hobbs from the Salvation Army said. Peter’s goal for the Ocean Grove op-shop is to have a team of 30. They have 12. The store wants to team with local business and entrepreneurs to expand the army's work. To volunteer at either the Leopold or Ocean Grove store, call 0439 490 658.


grove news Police and fire crews back at abandoned age care site POLICE and fire crews from Ocean Grove and Wallington attended what appears to be the latest incident involving a deliberately lit fire at the dormant age care homes on Bonnyvale Road on Saturday. The site has not progressed in six years.

Remembering kind-hearted and dedicated friend of nature reserve STEPHANIE NAYLOR OCEAN Grove’s Betty King, life member of the Friends of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, died peacefully earlier this month. Betty, along with her late husband Dave, was a significant contributor to the OGNR over several decades. Together, they voluntarily staffed the Information Centre for many years and helped in the general maintenance of the OGNR prior to the formation of the Friends Group. “Betty was a keen conservationist and conversationalist, and it gave her pleasure to share her knowledge of the OGNR with others. She was awarded her Life Membership of the

Friends Group in 2008 in recognition of her valuable and dedicated service,” Barry Lingham from the committee said. Betty was especially active in the initial Girl Guides movement and often led groups of Guides and Brownies in visits to the reserve. “Betty’s adventures with her husband Dave took her to many isolated parts of Australia. While monitoring wildlife at Cat Island off Tasmania, their temporary accommodation hut was blown down in a storm. Shortly after, Betty was bitten by a tiger snake that had crawled into her sleeping bag. "Her four hour rescue required a small boat to battle rough seas to take her to the nearest town

Barry Lingham (right) presenting Betty King with a Life Membership of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve. Far left is Betty's late husband Dave.

and a helicopter flight from there. This did not slow Betty down and she and Dave returned to the island after her recovery!” Barry reflected.

To help educate the public and visiting school groups, Betty produced a range of display material, and conducted tours as well as monitoring the

flora and fauna of the OGNR. “She will be remembered as an outgoing and kindhearted supporter of the OGNR,” Barry said.



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Temporary change-room upgrade nearly ready CONSTRUCTION of the new temporary change rooms at Shell Road Reserve are on the home stretch. The completion means we will soon see works begin on the permanent

multi user sporting pavilion, which will include facilities for local soccer, football, cricket and netball. “The temporary facility is a marked improvement on what the sports clubs

have been using this season,” Cr Jan Farrell said. The former portable facilities included a shipping container currently used by the netball club for storage. The new change rooms

were built by students at the Gordon TAFE, transported to site then fitted out by the club volunteers to include a kitchen area, change rooms, storage and toilets. “Much kudos to the

Ocean Grove Football & Netball Club volunteers for all the work they have put in plastering, painting and fitting out the building,” Cr Jan Farrell said.

Sport precinct high on agenda

OCEAN Grove Voice sports reporter Mark Heenan (MH), interviews newly elected Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson (SH). In August, Ms Henderson made a $3.5 million pledge towards construction of a sports pavilion at Shell Road Recreation Reserve in Ocean Grove. Ms Henderson was sworn in as the new Federal Liberal Member in the seat of Corangamite at last month’s federal election.

1. (MH) You mention the federal Coalition government would provide $3.5 million to build a sports pavilion at Shell Road at your announcement in August. What are the latest developments regarding the funding promise since being elected as the new Federal Member? (SH) “The funding promise was very significant because along with the City of Greater Geelong $2 million that was already committed, we now have a fully funded facility with a total commitment of $5.5 million. The funding will be made available through the ‘Community Development Grants Program’ from the 1st of July, 2014. As the local member (for Ocean Grove in Corangamite) I will be fighting very hard to make sure it is in next year’s federal budget under this particular grants program. The City of Greater Geelong now has funding certainty, so it can

now go ahead and finalise the plans for the pavilion.” 2. (MH) What discussions have you had with the Ocean Grove sporting clubs since being elected as the new Federal Member last month? (SH) “I have not met with the sporting clubs since being elected as Federal Member for Corangamite. I have been a MP for two weeks and I am just up and running in the new role. The project is being driven by the City of Greater Geelong and obviously the federal government in making the majority of funding contribution. But we recognise that these projects are being delivered by local councils and in this case, it is the City of Greater Geelong. I’d like to see the City of Greater Geelong engaging meaningfully with each of the (sporting) clubs on the final design and I have made that position known to the City of Greater Geelong.” 3. (MH) How soon would

CHAT: Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson talks to Voice reporter Mark Heenan. you expect construction early as 2015? to start at Shell Road? (SH) “I think everyone in (SH) “The timing is a matter Ocean Grove would love to for the City of Greater see the pavilion finished in Geelong. My job will be to 2015 and indications are that ensure we can deliver the it is possible but it may not money as soon as possible be possible of the beginning after July 1 next year. But of the (2015) season. It might the important point is that be possible towards the end this gives the City of Greater of the season. As the local Geelong funding certainty member, I will be working to complete its plans and very hard to ensure this to start rolling plans for the project is delivered as soon as construction of the pavilion.” possible.” 4. (MH) Would it be 5. (MH) Do you expect feasible that Ocean the Shell Road Precinct Grove Football Club to be the premier sports could be playing home destination facility games at Shell Road as on the Bellarine once

completed? (SH) “I expect it to be a first class sporting precinct and we’ve already seen its potential with the wonderful netball courts that have been constructed and this pavilion is going to be very exciting for the Ocean Grove community. It will be a great asset for sporting groups and will be great asset for the entire community.” 6. (MH) You have also announced funding promises for Grovedale and Colac. Do you expect those money grants to have an impact on the Ocean Grove sporting community with your Shell Road funding promise and how you allocate funds? (SH) “No, because what I will be doing is fighting to ensure that all the projects will be funded under the Community Development Grants Program and we will secure the funding as soon as possible.”


Emerging artists offered kick start QUEENSCLIFF Music Festival is pleased to announce that the lucky recipients of the 2013 Emerging Artist Grant funding are: The talented young Indigenous musician Yirrmal Marika who has Carlo Santone’s (Blue King Brown) personal tick of approval for the music he has written in collaboration with Aboriginal family members about his culture, the land, and his connection to the land. From the Surf Coast The Murlocs whose 2012 'Tee Pee' EP made Triple J rotation and saw them open for The Oh Sees, Gary Clarke Jr, Wavves and others, earning them a reputation for being one

the most exciting blues boogy bands in the country with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB. Geelong's beloved rotating roster of young ladies who play gritty soul under Director Ross Lipson, The Sweethearts, who are the subject of an ABC 13 part documentary series, Heart and Soul, which follows the girls through a year leading up to a tumultuous and triumphant tour of Europe. Phew! Some talent worth fostering there! The grant supports local musicians (in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and the Bellarine Peninsula) early in their

Acclaimed author set to visit Grove

KICK START: Surf Coast band the Murlocs will be one of the recipients of an emerging artist grant. career, in accord with start, and the plans are marketing of their debut au) – a mysterious and already in motion for LP. The first single glamorous gang of 25 the festival's mission of teenage girls who play Excellence, Discovery this year’s recipients… for the album was and Community. It is Yirrmal Marika's recorded in April 2013 gritty soul with skill, with Paul Maybury inventiveness and deep open to any artist who $5000 will be used for is in their early career a mentoring project (Rocket Science) at “A songwriting. An between established Secret Location Sound enigmatic band that and based on artistic is rapidly becoming merit and potential for musicians and Recorders” in Fairfield Yirrmal Marika (www. Melbourne. Due the fresh face of the sustainability beyond resurgent Melbourne the funding period – to a lack of funds there is no age limit! au). however the album Nu-Soul. The Murlocs (http:// recording process was Learn more on the The grant is a leg put on hold. QMF Emerging Artist up for budding artists themurlocs.bandcamp. Grant page on the QMF to get serious about com) $4000 funding The $1000 funding goes to the website: putting themselves out will go towards the there, using the funding recording, mixing, Sweethearts (http:// boost as a serious kick mastering and emerging-artist-grant.

ACCLAIMED Australian author Chris Womersley (pictured below) will visit Ocean Grove on Friday October 25. Chris will be discussing his current novel Cairo, at Bookgrove’s ‘Night in Bookstore’. Cairo is Chris’ third novel and features on ABC 774 as this month’s read for Raphael Epstein’s book club segment. Chris won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction for his debut novel The Low Road. Bereft won the Australian Book Industry Award for Literary Fiction and the Indie Award for Fiction. To book a spot call 5255 5973.




with Jessica Thompson, 20, from Groove Cafe

•Favourite local building/architecture?

Dunes – such yummy food

I like the newly restored Barwon Heads Bridge

•Most relaxing night out?

•What book or magazine are you currently reading?

Fish and chips on the beach with my boyfriend!

Jessica by Bryce Courtenay

•Your ideal breakfast or lunch spot on a day off?

•Favourite music to play at work?

Brekky in bed

•What is your own coffee order?

•Best Ocean Grove pizza?

Triple J Soy latte with one sugar

Bolzano's Cucina

•Favourite coffee to make? Why?

•Favourite local food store/market/shop?

Iced coffee – they look the nicest


Designed to be shared THE Driftwood Cafe, located on The Terrace, Ocean Grove, has now been open for three months and owners Ty and Rachael Simons couldn’t be happier with business. Since opening at the end of June they have built up a great reputation and a strong, loyal customer base. “We have been much busier than we expected, which is great! It is amazing to know that people really like what we

do and our whole philosophy.” Ty and Rachael attributes part of their success to their head chef Trevor Robinson and the great coffee they use and the amazing people that make it, but also to the fact that they listen to the locals and what they want from their local cafe. This is why they will start, from October 18, opening Friday nights with a menu that has lots of little dishes that are designed to be shared,

particularly over a glass (or two) of wine. Later they will open Saturdays as well, getting ready for the onslaught of summer when they will open most nights during the holidays. It is important to Ty to be able to balance his working life with spending time with his family, and most importantly his twin boys, Hunter and Flynn, and new addition Amélie. “We have been overwhelmed

with the strong sense of community in Ocean Grove, and how welcoming they have been to our whole family, especially with the arrival of Amélie. We received so many well wishes and presents that I can see she is going to be a very lucky little girl! Ocean Grove is a great place to grow up in.” The Driftwood Cafe is open seven days from 7am for coffee and 7.30am for food.



music/live events

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - October 18 Rory Ellis Trio - November 2 Scion Pirates - November 29 Nick Barker Barwon Heads Hotel -Wednesday Trivia Night 7:30pm Thursday Master of Darkness 8.30pm -Friday Happy Hour 5-7pm raffle live music -Open mic for youth show under 21's every second month on a Sunday 3pm5.30pm. More info contact Jill Meehan 0431 606 476. • Ocean Grove Hotel -Saturday Night Live at The Ocean Grove Hotel Saturday from 9pm. • Pototo Shed, Drysdale - October 20 Free Family Fun Day at The Shed 2013 - October 26 Halloween Fest - November 8 Desperate Housewives- One Hit Wonders - November 15 When Dad

what’s ON Married Fury • Springdale Community Centre Hall - Making waves music/ poetry arvo every third Sun of every month 2pm 5.30pm. More info Contact Jill Meehan 0431 606 476 • Ocean Grove Bowling Club -Morning Melodies November 14 Andy Pobjoy - Saturday October 19 Callan Young - Saturday October 25 Adam Parsons

markets & fairs

• Ocean Grove Park October 19 Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market 9am to 1pm • Barwon Heads Community Hall October 26 Barwon Heads Community Market 9am1pm • Parkes Hall Newcombe Street Portarlington October 27 Portarlington Community Market 9am to 2pm • Kingston Park November 3 Ocean Grove

Community Market 9am1pm • Buy Bellarine Produce Barn Tuckerberry Farm Saturdays and Sundays 9am-3pm • Barwon Heads Uniting Church November 2 Annual Cup Day Weekend Stalls 9am11


• Leura Park Estate Sundays 12.30pm – 4.30pm Live music, sensational food and wines available Ph: 5253 3180 • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate Swan Bay Road Wallington -Open weekends and public holidays 11am 5pm new release wines, gourmet platters and classic car displays Ph: 5250 5760 -Friday 18th October at 6.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Stokes Street, Queenscliff, Queenscliff/ Point Lonsdale Oxfam Group Annual Dinner.

Denise 52584574.

get active

• Ocean Grove Recreation Hall, Ocean Grove Calisthenics classes incorporating dance, song, ballet and gymnastics with strength and creativity Ph: 0438 055 679 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove -Monday 9.15am gentle exercises to music for 55+, 10.15am gentle exercises to music for 65+ contact Marg on 52 551 335 • Uniting Church Hall Ocean Grove -Wednesdays 9.00 am Volleyball, 9.30 am exercises to music for all ages contact Marg on 5255 1335 • Queenscliff RSL Hall -Mondays 1.30pm exercises using chairs for all ages contact Marg on 5255 1335 • Marcus Hill Hall cnr Banks Road and Bellarine Highway -Tuesdays 7.45pm – 10pm Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Ph: 5251

3 393 • Senior Citizens Hall Ocean Grove -Mondays 7-8.30pm and Wednesdays 1-3pm Line Dancing Ph: 0413 690597 • Barwon Heads Community Hall Yoga and dance with Tara Lynch classes for all ages and abilities Ph: 0435 481 920 • Scout Hall, The Avenue Ocean Grove - Wednesday 7pm 1st/2nd Ocean Grove Scout Group Clubs Meet Enquiries Ph: 0422 700951 • Yoga classes in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads: Beginners, Hatha, Vinyas and Svaroopa Yoga Ph: 0413 955 331 or email Kerryn@bluewateryoga.

reading & writing

• Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. -Wednesdays 10.30am – Toddlertime -Thursdays 11.30am Babytime - Nursery Verses -Friday 10.30am Preschool

Storytime. First Wednesday of the month 4pm-5pm Chatterbooks junior book club for kids aged 8-12 Third Tuesday of each month 2.30pm-3.30pm Book chat for adults. All welcome.www. -Wednesday August 21 4.30-5.30PM Family Science Evening

www.oceangrovetoylibrary. • Uniting Church Ocean Grove, Friday 10am-12pm Ocean Grove Play Group Any children 5yrs and under welcome to join. Contact Chelsea Cole at oceangroveplaygroup@

family fun

• Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Check out program with a range of courses, classes and fund activities Ph: 52 554 294

• SpringDale Hall,Drysdale -Family Bush Dance Saturday October 5th 7.3010.30pm Adult $10 Family $25 light supper book: 5253 1960 • Koombahla Equestrian Park, Tuesday to Friday after school riding programs special school holiday courses available Ph: 52 562 742. • Bellarine Church of Christ Hall 17 Tareeda Way Ocean Grove Saturdays 10-11am Tuesdays 7.30- 8.30pm Ocean Toy Library, Borrow a range of toys for children aged six months to six years, open to all families

classes & exhibtions

health & wellbeing

• The Zebra Bar Ocean Grove 1/85 The Terrace Last Friday of every month 1PM-3PM Breast Cancer Support Group (lunch and nibbles available). Details from Julie Rodger on 0435 362 573 or email What’s On phone: 5255 3233 or email: journo@

Clubs meet Mondays Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 1pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Phone Marg 5256 2550. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone 5255 1641. Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed - Mon, Tue and Fri: 9am to 3pm, and Wed 9am to 12pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ted Price 5255 2595. Jujitsu, 6.30pm – juniors; 7.30pm – adults, Surfside Centre, Phone Steve 0438 019 991. First Monday of every month Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm, Shannon Park, Shannon Avenue, Newtown. Phone Pat on 0414 959248 or Bruce on 0407 361319 or email Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 2pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper St. Details 5251 2268 or 51542873. Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL, 2.30pm, Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club, 1.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Margaret 5255 2848. Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm, Shannon Park, Shannon Avenue, Newtown. Phone Pat on 0414 959248 or Bruce on 0407 361319 or email Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10am, Ocean Grove Golf Club. Friendship is our theme. Phone Marianne Rogan on 5256 1619. Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am to noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N., 5.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Doreen on 5255 2856. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Club, The Terrace Tuesday 1pm. Also Thursday and Friday 1.30pm. Phone Dianne on 5255 2996 Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm, Club Grove. Phone 0457 315 900. Barwon Heads Chorale 7.30pm at the Anglican Church Barwon Heads. All abilities welcome to come along for a sing and a laugh. Phone Jo 5254 2670. First Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Men’s Probus, 10am to noon, Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers, make friends. Visitors welcome. Phone Terry 5255 5587. First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm, Moorfield Park, Grubb Road. New Lions most welcome. Phone 0418 524 873.

Wednesdays Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed, 9am to 1pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ernie 0421 703 368. Jujitsu, 6.30pm – juniors; 7.30pm – adults, Surfside Centre, Phone Steve 0438 019 991. First Wednesday of every month Bellarine Business Women. From 7pm, Suma Park Winery, Bellarine Highway. For details contact or 0412 199 467 Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm, Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Avenue. Phone Pam 5255 5152 Third Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Church Hall. Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club, 7.30pm, Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Phone Peter 0419 782629 Last Wednesday of every month Cancer Support Group, 10am, Community Health Centre. Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Stamp Club, 10am, Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Phone Dianne 5255 1372. Thursdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am to noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall. Visitors welcome. Phone Faye 5255 4430. Second Thursday of every month Prostate Support Group-Bellarine meets at Ocean Grove Community Health Centre at 1.30pm. Contact John Lee on 5221 8862 for details. Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, Club Grove. Meet new friends, visitors welcome, no waiting list for membership. Phone 5256 1671. Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3-5pm, Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Phone John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Coasters Social group. Social events for people of working age. Dining out, movies, trivia, bands/ trivia nights. or phone 0411 952 598.

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Remembering Luke STEPHANIE NAYLOR NOVEMBER 8 next month marks the fourth anniversary of Ocean Grove’s Luke Hercus’ tragic death. The f it, fun loving 26 year old died suddenly of a heart condition while out walking with his family along the Barwon River. The OGTri group, a not for prof it organisation, is made up of a group of Luke’s family and friends and was set up to raise money for charities that Luke worked for and had an interest in. In Luke’s memory, a Halloween Ball has been organised for Saturday the October 26 at the Max Hotel in Geelong. The event, inspired by the untimely passing of Luke, hopes to raise funds for the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club, the Heart Foundation and PAN Inc. “The reason for the three charities was that Luke was a huge believer in helping people that needed it, which is why he was a passionate supporter of PAN and why we donate now to

them,” Luke’s brother Jimmy Hercus said. With the upcoming anniversary of Luke’s death, the Hercus family are doing well. “It has been a tough few years but we support each other and have the support of a close bunch of friends as well to help us get through the tough times,” Jimmy said. Luke was a founder of PAN Inc, and OGSLSC was there franticly trying to revive Luke on the day of his passing, alongside local ambulance off icers and an off duty doctor. “Coulter Roache Lawyers, Getcha Gearon Costume Hire, Ross Parke The Good Guys, Geelong Racing Club, Plan it Roxie and the The Max Hotel have all donated their time or prizes for Luke’s fundraiser,” Chris added. Chris is also an organiser of the event and is extremely excited and thankful for all the support they have received from local organisations. Goals for future fundraising in Luke’s memory include hosting a golf day and a local triathlon based in Ocean

Wipe Out marks ten years

LUKE HERCUS running the Great Ocean Road Marathon: family and friends are organising a Halloween Ball in his memory. Grove, Luke’s favoured sport, along with soccer. For more information on the event visit

w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / HalloweenBallGeelong.

THE combined community event 'Wipe Out' is being held this Friday for its 10th year in a row. The event is an initiative of the churches of the Bellarine working together in providing a high quality event for primary aged school children. “The original aim ten years ago was to bring children from the surrounding area together with a high moral, fun event to meet others from different church children programs. It was originally held in Drysdale community church and now Ocean Grove,” Pastor Terry Howlett said. The event has grown in popularity, attracting over 180 attendees and sparking the interest of children and families who don’t attend church, meaning a larger venue was needed. Pastor Terry added. For more information call 52551378

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Local artist donates work

AT WORK: Local artist Richard Jones will enter his work in the Rotary Art Show.

ARTWORK: One of Richard Jones' paintings on display.

OCEAN Grove watercolour artist, Richard Jones, who won first prize at last year’s Rotary Art Show, is again entering his work in this year’s show, as well as kindly donating one of his renowned ‘Melbourne Street Scene’ paintings as first prize in the art show raffle. Richard was born in England in 1946 and migrated to Australia at the age of five. He took up art at an early age and was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald Award at 11. At 18 Richard achieved an Australian Arts Council Award while attending Sydney University. In 1965 he studied under the legendary May Harding in Broken Hill. After attending summer schools in Sydney, Richard worked as a miner in Broken Hill for twenty years, having originally qualified as a fitter and machinist. Since retiring he spends his time painting, either in the studio at his home or teaching at John’s Frame Factory in Geelong. Richard is a prolific artist and has exhibited throughout Australia and won numerous awards dating back to 1965. His

works hang throughout Australia and overseas – in banks, galleries, private collections and offices, and are in great demand by various commissions and galleries. His work displays rich colour, expression and delicate, defined detail. Much of his inspiration comes from places he has visited throughout Australia, and the people he has met along the way. To look into one his paintings makes you feel like you are there – he has a wonderful ability to capture a moment, not just a scene. The Rotary Club of Ocean Grove is very proud to have such a quality artist involved in this year’s Art Show which is being held at Point Lonsdale Community Hall on the Melbourne Cup weekend. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Saturday November 2 and 10am to 4pm Sunday November 3. The raffle will be drawn at 3pm on the Sunday at the Point Lonsdale Hall. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners of each category and the public are again welcome to cast their vote on their favourite painting for the People’s Choice Award.

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OCEAN Grove’s house holding firm prices are and sales are in the region large percen steady despit tage reversals e The reason . , according in other towns to Property figures, is that Victoria home owner coastal areas s in many region are hanging al properties onto their seaside while compa ratively afforda towns like the Grove are still provin ble biggest draw g the card The 4th quarte for seachangers. Ocean Grove r median house price rose from 366,50 in 375,000 in 0 in 2007 to 2008 – equalin increase. g a 2.3 per cent

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New 31 lot land release goes on sale at Kingston KINGSTON Real Estate is gearing up for the next stage of their new release of land at Kingston. “In managing the sale of land at Kingston, our experience this year has been surprising given the current market climate. We are selling at an average of two lots

a week. Our stage 25 release has almost sold out, we released 31 lots,” Allason Lynch from Kingston said. It had been found that the demand for land has remained the same throughout the last few years, irrespective of the downturn in the existing

home market. A new Government, interest rates being at a record low and clearance rates at 80% in Melbourne and Sydney, Hugh McKewan from Hayden’s Real Estate believes buyers are gaining confidence. “There is no doubt

that Ocean Grove and neighbouring postcodes have not been affected by the GFC as significantly as the majority of other markets both nationally and globally. We have rarely seen property owners forced to sell for less than what they paid,” Hugh said.

“As the volume of sales increases and we experience the flowon effects from the recovering Melbourne market, Ocean Grove can expect to see prices begin to rise again, but until the next boom it will be slow and steady,” Hugh added.

Rail Trail funding boost

FUNDING: Cr Lindsay Ellis (far left) and David Koch MP (far right) with Friends of the Rail Trail volunteers.

LAST Wednesday a $300,000 funding contribution towards the Bellarine Rail Trail was announced. The funds will allow asphalting for the


2.5km section between Drysdale and Geelong, an installation of a pedestrian and cyclist crossing over Jetty Rd in Drysdale and new park furniture and shelter along the trail.

City of Greater Geelong Councillor Lindsay Ellis welcomed the Victorian government’s funding announcement. “The Rail Trail is one of our most important

assets on the Bellarine Peninsula. These improvement works are vital to ensure the trail continues to be safe and appealing for locals and visitors to the area,” Cr

Ellis said. The state’s contribution is in addition to the City of Greater Geelong’s $255,000, bringing the total project funding to $555,000.

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MANY locals did a double take when they spotted pink bras hanging in the trees along the Terrace this week. The guerilla art has been raising awareness for breast cancer throughout October. “The bras have created so much awareness for breast cancer, many local shops and businesses have been trying to find out how they can help,” Julie Roger from the Breast Cancer Support Group said.


So far, the unknown rebels with a cause have spread the message so well, cancer sufferers from the Bellarine have contacted Julie directly. “If just one person looks up in the trees and are reminded they need to get a mammogram, that would just be fantastic,” Julie said. For more, go to MadeYouLookOG. What do you think ? journo@

As part of World Egg Day, Reporter Stephanie Naylor took to our streets to ask how our locals like their eggs and how long they would boil an egg for?

Cafe owner Chris Davis, 26, of Ocean Grove, said I like to fry my eggs sunny side up, they look nicer and you can control them easier whilst cooking. I would boil an egg for two and a half minutes.

Tiler Dahmon King, 24, of Ocean Grove, said I like my eggs poached and runny because they taste good. Actually they all really taste the same. I boil my eggs for five minutes.

Beauty therapist Nicole Gladman, 21, of Clifton Springs, said I like my eggs poached because I like my yolk soft. I boil my eggs for around four minutes.

Florist Shelley Keast, 39, of Ocean Grove, said I can’t eat eggs but if I could I would have them scrambelled! I would boil my eggs for around three minutes.




Tawny frogmouth's cheeky chicks

AS it is spring and love is in the air and the Hawks are celebrating a momentous victory (boo hoo!), I am going to keep concentrating on nests and babies. Phyllis's tawny frogmouths have two chicks in the nest, and they are such characters as you can see from the picture (below). They really are such unusual looking birds. The magpie larks that have lived in my garden over the past few years have won the battle against the Indian myna's and are in the process of building another nest on my down pipe in the front yard. This will be their fourth nest in as many years, as the nests

fall down after a few months of being there. I hope that the myna's don't come back and tear the nest apart as they did a few weeks ago. I do have the trap that I hired from the Bellarine Catchment Network, and if the myna's cause havoc I will have to set the trap! I don't like sending creatures to heaven so it will be a big deal to trap them, however I do love the native birds more. I was walking through the nature reserve today when I came across a very different bird nest, which is actually a hole in the ground, dug out by a pair of spotted pardalotes. These very tiny, colourful and active birds nest in an enlarged, lined chamber

HI: A tawny frogmouth peeps out from its nest.

at the end of a narrow tunnel (see the photo of the nest pictured bottom right). Both the male and female pardalotes share nest building, incubation of the eggs and the feeding of the young when they hatch. I saw the male pardalote bring back an insect for the young to eat, and I could hear the chicks chirping away from the hole in the ground. There are many masked lapwings or spur-winged plovers in Ocean Grove, and they have a reputation for vigorously defending their chicks once they have hatched. They can be quite scary and swoop very aggressively at people, however they will not attack people with the spurs on their wings. The spurs are just for show. I think masked lapwings are very good parents, as the chicks are very vulnerable, and the parents just do what we would do for our young – fight for their survival. Swooping magpies can hurt people with their very strong beaks, but plovers only look scary, and won't do anything to people other than fly towards them and make noise. The photography workshop at the nature reserve is now full,

FOOD: A father pardalotte with a snack for his young. is to Werribee Treatment

HOME: A pardalote nest. which is great. Thanks to everyone for their interest. The next outing for the Bellarine Birdlife Group

plant on the 20th of October. Refer to the Bellarine Birdlife website for details. By Jennifer Carr


Who bounds out of bed each morning with vitality, enthusiasm, feet hitting the floor with perfect flexibility pain free?? Wouldn’t that be amazing! Great health like that doesn’t just happen, it is something that has to be worked at, planned for and sometimes even earned. In 2004 Medibank Private undertook a study of over 3000 employees. They found those who defined themselves as healthy were less likely to take sick days. Interestingly, of those who defined themselves as healthy they also took proactive steps to maintain great health. Along with eating a healthy diet

and being active, regular Remedial Massage along with Bowen Therapy and Osteopathy, can contribute to maintaining great health. We have found when people have regular maintenance on themselves they are less likely to be injured. It’s like putting our car in for a regular service - better mileage and no break downs. So what is regular? It might be every 4-6 weeks, this can vary depending on the person’s needs. As important as that is, what is more important is that we keep our body moving and active and continue to take steps towards exceptional health. OG Remedial Massage


What’s causing my back pain? Back pain affects most people at some stage of their lives. Luckily most episodes of back pain are short lived and not due to serious disease but at the time it may be difficult not to be worried. So what causes back pain? The most common tissues involved are muscles, ligaments, and joints – what is termed ‘mechanical back pain’. This might occur if your back is out of condition, or you do a repetitive or unfamiliar activity. This type of pain may settle by simply resting, taking pain medication or having manual therapy.

Things may be more complicated if there are pre-existing structural problems such as significantly poor posture, spinal curvatures (scoliosis or kyphosis), or osteoporosis (brittle bones). Arthritis –a process that causes degeneration or wearing out of the joints themselves surprisingly is not always a cause of pain. It can be when it results in a ‘mechanical strain’ to the tissues around the joint, so management is usually similar. In severe cases arthritic joints can result in nerve compression resulting in pain in the limbs –sciatica/leg pain rather than back pain.

Similarly the discs between the vertebra of the spine can cause pain when they are damaged sometimes resulting in nerve pressure also. Lifestyle factors such as stress and obesity also play a role in back pain. Stress causes increased muscle tension, fatigue and eventually pain. Extra weight puts more strain on all weight bearing joints of the body including the spine as well as changing a person’s posture. So the message with back pain is... if simple measures don’t help seek a professional opinion rather than put up with pain and worry. Bellarine Allied Health



Surf's up as kids take to the waves Surf ’s up at Ocean Grove Primary School. The annual Switchfoot Surfing program allows grade six students in their final term of school to learn, or improve, their safe surfing skills. “All of these students are confident swimmers so to extend their water confidence with the skills of surfing is great,” grade six teacher Leanne Kelly said. The two-week program is run by qualified instructors, who not only teach the art of surfing but also safety in various water and weather

conditions. “Our beach is the environment that the children grow up in, so to be able to surf is a SCHOOL OF SURF: Ocean Grove Primary School students take to the water. healthy recreation,” Mrs Kelly said. Each year, the school has noticed that a major by-product of running the program is the social advantages. After the program, many of the kids get together and surf on the weekends and after school. “Surfing is my passion and this program helps us with our surfing skills,” grade six student Mitch said. LEARNING: Grade six students learning how to surf.

Swimming lessons begin

Students seal RoboCop win TWO Year 10 Christian College students won the senior robot dance title at the Junior RoboCup National Finals in Brisbane during the school holidays. Sophie Collier and Renee de Vlugt built their dancing robots as part of their Systems Engineering class.

“It was exciting when the girls were named f inalists, but even more so when they were proclaimed National Champions,” Christian College Publications Off icer Stephanie Geue said. Having won the senior division, their robots needed to perform for a set amount of time

and are judged on their performance and timing. Sophie and Renee were amongst seven students from the school who competed in the f inals. The event attracted 160 teams from around the country as well as teams from Korea, Taiwan and China. WINNERS: Sophie Collier and Renee de Vlugt.

Grove kids star in concert extravaganza

GLAM: Grace, Ella and Emma ready for Fthe French can-can.

PRACTICE: Laeticia and Sophie get the hang of it.

OCEAN Grove Primary School held its annual concert on Thursday 19 September with the theme ‘Let’s Dance!” After 10 weeks of rehearsals with performing arts teacher Jude McCudden, students took to the big stage at Costa Hall in front of a sell-out crowd, showcasing a culmination of

the term’s work, Bollywood, bush dancing and contemporary computerised dancing skills were on show. “The Grade six students recorded voice overs which explained the origins of each dance before grades commenced their performance,” teacher Kerryn Skuza said.

OCEAN Grove Primary School has begun term four with its swimming and surfing program. Grades three, four and five students will attend The Geelong College pool, where they will participate in 45-minute lessons each day for two weeks. The culmination of the swimming program will see the house swimming sports day

at Kardinia pool later in the year. “The program encourages the children to be confident in the water and we have an ongoing group of instructors that the kids develop a rapport with, it’s a great environment for the students to learn to swim,” physical education teacher Richard Hughes said.

SET TO SHINE: Andrew and Kalinda (pictured left) have a dress rehearsal while Oskar, Tyler and James (pictured below) wait patiently for their turn on stage.

All ages join in on the fun at Ocean Grove Library school-holiday sessions ON Wednesday October 2, 20 creative Ocean Grovers between the ages of five and 30 attended one of the many school holiday sessions held at Ocean Grove Library. The buttons and bead cards session saw some works of art created using recycled materials including buttons, paper, stickers, fabric and other finds. "Creations ranged from birthday cards to wall hangings and lots of fun was had by all involved,” librarian Annette Collins said.



School music festival this weekend THIS weekend is Our Lady Star of The Sea's Harambee Muzik Festivalle. Bands such as The Violet Ivy's, a young Melbournebased band lead by singer and songwriter Cat Sanzaro, originally from Ocean Grove, will be performing at the school on Saturday October 19. It’s the first time the school has ever run a music

festival, so the organisers are keen for the community to feel welcomed and a part of the exciting family event. Other musical talents include The Mongolian Fishmongers, Geelong based band The Kite Machine, ARIA award winners The Baker Boys Band and the four piece band The Hip Cats. The event's main focus is

to promote local bands and creating a family occasion open to the Ocean Grove community. Funds raised will go towards the school and providing resources relevant to the children's learning. For more information contact Paul Smith on 0428 525 550 or to purchase a ticket contact the school on 5255 4308.

Cat Sanzaro and the Violet Ivy's.

Future stars on way to state titles OCEAN Grove Primary School basketball team is on its way to the state titles after winning the regional finals held recently at Werribee. After being defeated by Port Melbourne in the qualifying round, they met again in the Grand Final with Ocean Grove Oilers turning the tables on their more fancied opponents. The team will play at Dandenong on the 28 November against the top 32 sides from all over Victoria. Sports teacher Richard Hughes, who coached the side to victory, was rapt with the performance of his young side.

Oilers prove too slippery for Port Melbourne Josh, Harry, Brock, Harry, Jemima, Mimi, Penny and Eva are off to the state championships in Melbourne's southeast following a successful regional finals campaign.


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Down hill all the way AN Ocean Grove father and son have taken Downhill Mountain Bike Racing to a whole new level with participation in a Victorian state wide competition. Local Peter Hopkins, who has lived in Ocean Grove for 15 years, and son Lewis will compete in the Victorian Down Hill Series (VDHS) over the coming months, which consists of six races per season. Peter and Lewis competed over the weekend in the opening race of the VDHS in Shepparton. Further races as part of

the VDHS will follow in Granton in November, Narby in December, Mt Baw Baw in January, while the final two races will be held in Maldon and Bright in March next year. Son Lewis, 14, is currently ranked tenth in the Under 17 age group, while his dad Peter will compete in the 40-plus age group and has raced throughout Victoria for 15 years. Peter, a father-of-three, said competing in the six race series was mainly a selffunded exercise with each race costing approximately $400 to cover travel costs and entry expenses. “It will have to cost over

Peter Hopkins with his son Lewis and daughter Emily. $2000 (for all six races) by the time you pay for fuel and I have had to raise money with the guys at work to compete,” said Peter, 43. Peter said spending quality time with his family at the state racing events and watching his son compete inspired him to get back on the bike. “My son (Lewis) wanted to get into the sport, so we took him around the state to compete and it has encouraged me to get fit and strong again and

actually go and do it with him,” Peter said. “From what I did (earlier in my life) has inspired him because he has grown up with it.” Peter said the training component of the sport was as important as the financial commitment. He said local personal trainer Angela Kohler helped both riders train specifically for down hill riding and the ability to practice on different terrain and styles of race tracks was a huge bonus.

He thanked Kohler for her on-going financial support and Hendry Bike Shop in Ocean Grove for service repairs and parts. Kohler recently held a fundraiser at Ocean Grove Primary School earlier this month to help raise costs for Peter and son Lewis to take part in the VDHS six race series. “Without them guys (Angela Kohler and Hendry Cycles), we just could not afford it with two people doing it on one wage,” Peter said.


grove surfing


CHAMP: Sam Sunderman won the women's open. Picture: SAM TUCKER WINNER: Open winner Gregg Jackson in action. Picture: SAM TUCKER

Jackson takes home annual surf competition WITH more than 50 surfers competing the SOUL Longboard Club held its annual Southern Ocean Longboard Festival competition on the weekend of September 21 and 22. It is the biggest longboard and retro short board competition in the state. It attracted local surfers along with competitors from Melbourne and the west and east coasts. The meeting place for Saturday was the 13th Beach break of Boings. With the forecast of a building swell, incoming tide and north to northwesterly winds, the competition director Brian Tucker decided to set up at that break and what an inspired decision it turned out to be. Early heats of the over 35s and over 50s were surfed on the incoming low tide banks and with a building 2ft to 3ft swell, there were plenty of waves for all. As the tide filled in and the swell increased the retro short boards and open heats hit the water. The surfing in these

heats was as good as it gets with all surfers given plenty of opportunity to do big carving turns and snaps on the walls being thrown up at them. A stand out side of the comp was the number of junior and senior girls/ women who entered. They all had heats, semis and finals and put on a great display of longboard surfing. As the day wore on the sun got warmer and so did the surfing. With a dedicated judging panel there was no time wasted in heat changeovers. All the heats and semis were completed on the Saturday which just left the finals for Sunday. Sunday saw a change in the weather after a storm overnight, but there were still good waves on offer and an offshore wind. The decision was made to move the comp site to Signies at 13th Beach as it had more banks working on the smaller low tide swell. Once again as the tide turned and started to fill in the waves and banks started to fire and there was some red hot surfing

in the finals. Myles Fletcher was one of the standout surfers of the weekend and ended up with a win in the retro short board, jnr boys and finished 2nd in the open. Mark Macoli, who travels to this event from Phillip Island each year, was in red hot form in the retro short board and had some huge scores in his heats and was just pipped by Fletcher in the final. Anglesea’s Gregg Jackson showed some stylish surfing and put together some great waves to take out the open. Sam Sunderman hit the road from Aireys Inlet and showed why she is one of the top ranked female surfers in Australia by taking out the open women’s section. “We have had a great turn up for this event and couldn’t have asked for better conditions for the weekend," SOUL president Brian Tucker said. "We now look forward to running it again next year.”

WAVE: John Lane struts his stuff. Picture: SAM TUCKER

GIRL POWER: Lucy Small takes to the waves. Picture: MARK HUMPHREY

GUN: Young gun Myles Fletcher. Picture: MARK HUMPHREY

Southern Ocean Longboard Festival surfing results Open Open Women Retro Short Over 35s Over 50s Logger Junior Boys Junior Girls

1st Greg Jackson (Anglesea) Sam Sunderman (Anglesea) Myles Fletcher (Ocean Grove) Chris McSween (Ocean Grove) John Lane (Point Impossible) Matt Hayes (Geelong)

2nd Myles Fletcher (Ocean Grove) Lucy Small (Anglesea)

Myles Fletcher (Ocean Grove) Abby Firns (Ocean Grove)

Liam Griggs (Aireys Inlet) Morgan Griggs (Aireys Inlet)

Mark Macoli (Phillip Island) Dale Croft (Ocean Grove) Brian Kuit (Torquay) Hugh Miles (Torquay)

3rd Liam Griggs (Aireys Inlet) Mel Renton (Ocean Grove) Chris McSween (Ocean Grove) Matty Wright (Ocean Grove) Chris Meier (Barwon Heads) Lachie Fletcher (Ocean Grove) Tony Hammer (Melbourne) Kristi Pages (Ocean Grove)

4th Jamie Wall (Ocean Grove) Morgan Griggs (Aireys Inlet) Liam Griggs (Aireys Inlet) Russ Synnott (Ocean Grove) Larry Hayes (Geelong) Sam Tucker (Ocean Grove) Shannon Firns (Ocean Grove)


grove tennis

Summer season underway on the courts

Jayden Harrison-Roberts.

Jake Fry.

First game for Lucy Teese.

First game for Kiana Harrison-Roberts.

grove bowls

Steady start Mick West in action for the Grove. A GOOD start overall in Round One of the Saturday Pennant competition for Ocean Grove with five wins recorded in the opening round. Premier Division took on Highton at Home and was certainly keen to open the account with a win and back up from last year’s State Pennant victory. Highton came to play on the day and took it up to the Grove boys and at the half way mark led by one shot on the overall board. There must have been something good in the sandwiches at afternoon tea for the home side as they made their move on the scoreboard to run away with a solid 34 shot win. With three rinks up in the finish Grove managed to take 16 points from the round one match. Backing up from the opening win the Premier side travelled to Ballarat East to take on newcomers to the Premier Division competition. On what I would describe as one of

the best greens we have played on in Ballarat we managed to settle in and come away with the points 110-73. Again the same result as round one we managed to add another 16 points to the overall total as we look ahead to an undefeated Queenscliff next week. Division Two were locked in a nail biter in round one and at the 100 end mark found themselves down by the narrowest of margins 9293 against St Leonards. The result which went right down to the last bowl of the match could have gone either way but St Leonards played the winning shot at the death to steal victory. Taking on Leopold on their own surface was going to be a tough assignment especially as they were a side coming back into the division after being relegated the season before. Unfortunately we could only come away with one rink win and two points and yet to register

the overall result as we head into round three. Third side Division three are one win from two outings thus far after taking care of Drumcondra in the opening match but Saturday succumbed to a stronger Highton team. Unable to make it two from two after the superb round one win the visitors took control and went away with a seven shot win. Wins in the opening round to Division four with Rick Dwyer, Keith Hankin, Alex Cook and Skip Reg Hungerford leading the way with a 38-9 victory were the biggest rink win of the day. Div 9 and Div 11 also managed to get the spoils and recorded big wins as well. Kerrie Simpson led the way in Div 11 with John Babb, Barb Nicol, and Sue Gorwell to a big twenty shot win. Nines and Eleven have started with all guns blazing after backing up from round one with a further two wins each.

Marg Dower and her side of Ken Liston, Gordon Field and Allan Clements the big winner in Nines by twenty one and the Kerrie Simpson awesome foursome taking care of business once again to revord a massive 45-12 win. We look to round three next week and in the match of the round the Premier side take on Queenscliff to see who will be undefeated after three rounds as well as Divvy two looking to open their account against Anglesea. Midweek Pennant kicks off this Tuesday with six Ocean Grove teams taking to the track. Division One hosts Leopold and will look to start with a first up round one win. Ocean Grove Ladies were in full swing during the week for the Australian masters Games held at the Belmont Club. Gail Meddings, Lorraine Kirk and Joan Tennent all featured well in the games and were in the

mix come the finals. Gail and Lorraine teamed up in the Ladies Pairs to come away with a Bronze medal whilst they all went off into various combinations to play the triples events. Joan, Gail and Lorraine played their various disciplines and all came away with another Silver medal for the trophy cabinet. Well done girls. Twilight Bowls Tribeca legal twilight Bowls kicks of again on Wednesday November 13th. Again this is an 11 week competition open to all ages and gender for the Novice bowler or people wanting to take up the game or just give it a go. Weekly prizes and overall prizes are on offer and bowls are provided. Single entries are accepted however it is recommended you get your team of four organised and submit your entry to the bowls office at Ocean Grove. By Matt Flapper.


junior cricket

Young Grove and Cobras go face to face at Snake Pit Under 17 Everett Division Round 1 Ocean Grove versus Murgheboluc at Memorial Reserve 30/30 match Murgheboluc batted first and made 6 for 165 from 29 overs with James Teague taking 3 wickets for 26 runs. Ocean Grove then batted falling short at 8 for 110 with Tom Beasley 34 and Mitch Lindkvist 18 runs. Under 15 OG Red Darcy Division Round 1 OG Red versus Collendina played at Collendina 30/30 match. Collendina batted first and made 8 for 91 from their overs and OG Red fell short making 6 for 63 Under 15 OG White Tresize Division Round 1 OG White played a combined Queenscliff/ Collendina team at Queenscliff with Queenscliff batting first and making a large 0 for 156 at the hands of a depleted OG team of only 8 players. The OG boys bowled really well with very few extras being bowled. OG White then came out to bat and could only manage all out with only 8 batsmen for 54 with a fine innings of 23 not out by James Butteriss. Under 13 OG Swans Norquay Division Round 1 OG Swans had a home game at Point Lonsdale against Newtown Chilwell. The Swans batted first making 6 for 96 from their allocated overs with Flynn

Ocean Grove u15 versus Collendina. Hardiman 26 not out and Liam Mullen 19 not out. Newtown then went in for a bat and with some great bowling from the Swans they could only manage 9 for 77 with Will Richardson taking 2 wickets for 2 in his first game up as an under 13 from the under 11s. Under 13 OG Grubbers Norquay Division Round 1 OG Grubbers had their first game as a home game at Connewarre where they played against Barrabool with the opposition batting first and making 5 for 82 from their 26 overs with the wickets shared around . The Grubbers then went out for a bat and fell just short with a nail biter making 2 for 79 with a fine 14 not out by new player Noah de Bruijn

Grove and Collendina juniors do battle at the Snake Pit. and 12 not out including a big six by Angus Priestley. A great game by the boys who just missed out on taking the chocolates. OGCC is still looking for a few under 15 players to complete our teams and the

first match for our 2 Under 11 teams playing each other and the first Milo Session commences at 5pm on Friday October 25 at Ocean Grove Memorial Reserve with registrations for MILO commencing at

4.30pm Enquiries for all Junior and Milo Cricket can be made by contacting Paul Madden on 0458 500 801 or email au

Ocean Grove and Collendina u15s.

Ocean Grove u17 versus Murgheboluc.

Collendina u13 versus Grovedale.

Ocean Grove u17 versus Murgheboluc.


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Hawks and Bulls spoil local openers DRYSDALE claimed a 10-wicket win over Collendina in their A-Grade one-day clash on Saturday October 5 at Collendina Recreation Reserve, writes Mark Heenan. Batting first, the Cobras compiled 9/173 from their 40 overs with star player Corey Walter along with fellow batsman Kieran McNally both top scoring with 34. Drysdale’s front line bowling attack that included Leigh Allan, who took 2/25 from eight overs, and Dillion Justice, who took 2/34 from eight overs, critically took wickets at regular intervals throughout Collendina’s innings. Hawk bowler Luke Malcolm claimed 3/21 from four overs to help mop up the Cobras’ tail. In reply, the Hawks never

looked troubled and raced to 0/181 from 35 overs and won with five overs to spare. The backbone of the visitors’ innings was Drysdale opening batting pair Kane Taylor, who remained 93 not out, while Jason Malcolm was unbeaten on 76. Collendina captain Jye Hearps was his side’s most economical bowler with his figures of 0/9 from six overs, a stint that included two maidens. MEANWHILE Barrabool claimed a two-wicket win against Wallington in their A-Grade one-day clash at Wallington Recreation Reserve on October 5. Batting first Wallington compiled 7/129 from their 40 overs. In reply, visiting team Barrabool won with two balls to spare after scoring 8/131 from their 39.4 overs.

Hillary Jones bowling for Cobras C grade against Wallington.

Steve Johnston bowling for Cobras C grade in their fixture against Wallington.


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Wallington dismissed for 176

Cobras chasing 168 A TERRIFIC five-wicket haul from Collendina allrounder Andy Higgins helped the Cobras take day one honours against Wallington in their twoday A-Grade clash at Collendina on Saturday. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Wallington were dismissed for 176 in 64.5 overs. In reply, the Cobras require a further 168 runs for victory after being 1/9 after seven overs at stumps on day one. Higgins was the standout with the ball with his figures of 5/21 from 13 overs, a spell that included six maidens. New Cobra left-arm bowling recruit Tom Middleton claimed 2/52 from 19.5 overs, while the ever reliable Jye Hearps took 1/43 from 16 overs. Collendina coach Eddie Ellwood said it was important his bowlers performed well after the Cobras failed to take a wicket in their 10-wicket loss to Drysdale in round one on October 5. “We had to hit back we knew that, apart (from captain) Jye Hearps, we didn’t bowl well at all (against Drysdale),” Ellwood said. “We didn’t bowl to the way we usually do one side of the wicket and Drysdale took full toll of that.

“It was great to hit back, it was good for the boys and good for their confidence. “Andy Higgins’ second spell was great and for him to pick up five wickets was good.” Wallington batsman Ben Atkinson top scored with 60 batting at number seven, while Daniel Connoley (26) and Matthew Shipsides (23) also provided good support with the bat. The Wallabies who registered their only A-Grade win last season against Collendina, will be determined for a good showing with the ball after their narrow loss to Barrabool in round one. MEANWHILE the Wallabies’ bowlers did a super effort restricting Collendina’s impact with the bat in their B-Grade two-day clash at Wallington on Saturday. Batting first, the Cobras compiled 9/138 from 75 overs with Collendina batsman Des Every top scoring with 30. Wallington’s Kyne Krusic-Golub was the leading wicket-taker with his figures of 3/18 from 16 overs. IN C-Grade, Collendina 1 has already claimed first innings points in their two-day clash against Wallington at Bellarine Secondary College’s Ocean Grove campus. The Cobras, who bowled out the Wallabies

Tom Middleton bowling for Cobras A grade in day one of the match with Wallington. for a paltry 67 are 5/88 in reply at stumps after 29 overs. IN other C-Grade games, Newcomb claimed first innings points against Collendina 2 in their two-day game at Erwin Reserve. Batting first, the Cobras were dismissed for 91 from 34.4 overs, while in reply Newcomb remain

at 1/144 from 23 overs at stumps on day one. IN D-Grade, a brilliant unbeaten hundred from Ben Ricardo helped Collendina to a 144-run victory over Newcomb in their 40 over per side one-day clash at Erwin Reserve. The Cobras, who batted first, compiled a competitive 264 from

their 40 overs. Ricardo (100 not out) shared in a 126-run opening wicket partnership stand with fellow Cobra opener Wayne Blyth (26). In reply, Newcomb were dismissed for only 120 in 36.5 overs. Collendina’s David Stanley was the standout bowler claiming 3/11 from six overs.

Action from the Cobras and Wallabies A grade match on Saturday. Left Leigh Keast on wicket-keeping duty for Collendina.


Right: Wallington's Rob Drever.


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Perfect start for Grubbers AN inspired secondwicket 185-run partnership from Grubber batting pair Dean Gills and Dave Bate helped Ocean Grove A-Grade secure a 43-run win over Portarlington on October 5, writes Mark Heenan. In the opening game of the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association season, the Grubbers won the toss and elected to bat first in the sunny conditions in their 40 over per side oneday clash at Ron Evans Oval. The Grubbers posted a competitive total of 1/237 from their 40 overs. Gills, who opened the batting, blasted his way to an impressive unbeaten 112 not out and hit the Demons’ bowlers to all parts of the ground, while the equally impressive Bate remained 76 not out. Ocean Grove coach Lucas Cameron, said it was a tremendous partnership from Gills and Bate to launch the Grubbers’ 2013/14 A-Grade campaign.

“Dean (Gills) and Dave (Bate) partnership was brilliant to watch,” Cameron told the Voice. “Two great mates putting on 185 was great for us and them personally.” In reply, Ocean Grove bowled out the home side Portarlington for 194 in 39 overs. Though the Grubbers won comfortably in the end, it was a run feast for the both teams who scored a combined tally of 431 runs from 79 overs. Portarlington captain Paul McGrath was the backbone of the home side’s innings belting his way to 120. Five Ocean Grove bowlers took wickets with young new spinner Jack Caldow (2/38), Dan Roddis (2/43) and Rob Procter (2/31) all claiming two wickets apiece. Reece Noble and Lucas Cameron also both claimed one wicket. The Demons lost their last five wickets for 62 runs.

Shaun Braniff bowling for Grove B grade against Anglesea. The star bowler took four on the opening day.

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Grove look strong for day two

Four bowler fire power OCEAN Grove A-Grade remains in a strong position to continue its unbeaten start to the 2013/14 season at stumps on day one of their twoday clash against Anglesea. A week after the Grubbers secured a 43-run victory in their one-day clash against Portarlington in round one, Ocean Grove dismissed Anglesea for 217 at Anglesea Recreation Reserve on Saturday October 12. The Grubbers, who are 0/0 after one over at stumps, need to chase down 218 from their 75 overs this Saturday to record their second victory of the season. Ocean Grove coach Lucas Cameron was pleased with his team’s contribution from his four main bowlers used. New Grubber spinner Jack Caldow is the leading wicket-taker for the visitors with figures of 4/84 from 24 overs, while

Cameron, 2/18 from 17.2 overs, Dan Roddis, 2/31 from 11 overs and Rob Procter, 2/64 from 18 overs, all claimed two wickets apiece. “Good to take all 10 wickets between the four bowlers used,” Cameron told the Voice. “Jack (Caldow) had the opportunity to bowl a lot of overs which will benefit our team in the long run.” IN B-Grade, Grubber Shaun Branniff was the star bowler with his four-wicket haul against Anglesea after day one of their two-day clash at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve. At stumps, Anglesea compiled 7/168 from their 75 overs. Anglesea captain Mark Stoneham was the leading run scorer for the visitors with 54, while Cian Foster provided good support making a valuable 41. OCEAN Grove will need to defend 165 in their two-day C-Grade clash against Anglesea at Anglesea this Saturday. The home side who

elected to bowl first dismissed the Grubbers for 165 from their 43.4 overs on day one. Anglesea bowler Oscar Daffy was the leading wicket-taker with his figures of 5/47 from 12.3 overs. IN D-Grade, Ocean Grove 1 lost to Barwon Heads by three wickets in their one-day clash at Barwon Heads. Batting first the Grubbers compiled 9/144 from 40 overs, while in reply Barwon Heads made 7/149 from their 31 overs to record a comfortable victory. DRYSDALE defeated Ocean Grove 2 in their D-Grade one-day match at Drysdale Primary School on Saturday. Batting first after winning the toss, the Hawks blasted their way to 3/286 from their 40 overs, the highlight an unbeaten century from Brendan Arnott (104 not out). In reply, Ocean Grove were bowled out for only 85 in 28 overs.

Michael McLean bowling for Grove B grade against Anglesea.


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