TEA AT THE MANOR OCEAN GROVE’S NUMBER ONE NEWSPAPER
May 30-June 12, 2012
Coach appeals: let’s get behind our local footy side All Members of our Community The Ocean Grove Football Netball club needs your support over the next 2 weeks. We have started the season with seven wins and no losses but play last year’s Premiers Queenscliff on Saturday June 2 who are also currently undefeated and sit on top of the ladder, followed on the Queen’s Birthday weekend against Torquay, who sit 3rd, after their first loss last Saturday. This is going to be a tough fortnight of local football and whilst we have the
luxury of 2 home games in a row, we ask that we get good crowd numbers. Queenscliff, when they play at the Couta Bowl, have tremendous local support and are quite vocal which I have seen help them win close games in the past. I write this request asking to see if we can get as many local Ocean Grove people attend in red, support our boys as we battle for Top spot. The boys from Queenscliff will be extremely difficult to beat, so we need this added support. This is a great opportunity to pit community against
community, club against club with the winner taking top spot. It will also showcase our local product with 80% of our Senior side coming through our junior ranks. The following week, we play Torquay who have improved on last year’s fifth place finish. This is the long weekend fixture, so we will have an influx of tourists in attendance, but what better way to enjoy the extra day off, by spending Saturday at the local football. The benefits of watching local footy
include good old fashioned football, having a kick on the ground, listening to the coach address the players during the breaks and seeing these kids that starred in this paper as juniors only a few years ago pitting themselves against the best in this region We are still a very young football team that is playing an attacking and exciting style which will ensure these matches are played at a high standard. We expect both games to go down to the wire and therefore request your attendance,
Winning one or both of these games will nearly determine a top three finish, giving us a real chance at playing deep into the finals, We pride ourselves on representing our community in the best fashion, we are known as a community club, here is your opportunity to return the favour and support these boys in what could be a season defining fortnight. I look forward to hopefully seeing you in attendance. Cam McGregor Senior Coach - Ocean Grove FNC
LET THERE BE LIGHT
LIGHT FANTASTIC: Waves president Brian Burgess, Cllr Jan Farrell and players Charlie Hurst and Gabriel Blismas.
FLOOD lights have finally been installed at Shell Road Reserve, providing a huge new impetus for the growth of soccer in Ocean Grove. Local Councillor Jan Farrell said the lights will be much appreciated by the Surfside Waves soccer club. “We’re building the sporting infrastructure step-by-step at Shell Road. The reserve is a hive of activity every weekend and for training on week nights.” “The lights will mean the community can get much more use out of the soccer pitches. Six lighting poles are going up this week to illuminate both soccer pitches to the standard of semi-
professional seniors’ training”, said Cr Farrell. The $250,000 lighting project is jointly funded by the City of Greater Geelong, including $100,000 from the State Government’s Strengthening the World Game program, and a $45,000 contribution by Federal Government as part of their larger commitment to sporting infrastructure upgrades at Shell Road Reserve. The lights are part of a broader program of works guided by the Shell Road Reserve master plan. Federal Member for Corangamite Darren Cheeseman said he was pleased to see works progressing at Shell Road Reserve.
“The continued development of sporting infrastructure at Shell Road Reserve will be of huge benefit.” “Ocean Grove is a growing area with many young families. The delivery of high quality sporting facilities can only encourage more people to be active and involved in their local community,” said Darren Cheeseman. Member for Western Victoria David Koch MP said “Shell Road Reserve has been working very hard to attract funding. I applaud the State and Federal Government as well as the City of Greater Geelong for getting this lighting project up. Continued page 2.
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A crane lifts one of the six light poles into place.
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Pictured above: contractors have installed six flood light towers at Shell Reserve soccer pitches.
Team makes light work
Continued from page 1. This extends winter sports and provides the opportunity for night time competition.” Surfside Waves Soccer Club president Brian Burgess thanked the council and club committe
members for the work they have done in delivering the much needed lights. “I would like to thank Jan for what she has done and give the council its due,” he said. “I would also like to thank the committee, in particular
Ian Waugh who has fought long and hard and previous committees. “This will bring players in. Senior players will at long last come back and train here.” Tenders have closed for civil works to construct four netball courts and
car parking on the eastern side of Shell Road reserve. Work will start in coming months. Detailed design is underway on a pavilion to be shared between the football, netball, cricket and soccer clubs.
VCAT win for Esplanade objectors By JESSICA GRACE
REG Brownell and Julie Pedler breathed a sigh of relief after VCAT recently overruled a development proposal for 55 The Esplanade. After a lengthy nine month battle in VCAT alone, neighbour Julie said they were happy it was over for now. “It was very time consuming and at times it made me sick. I’m just happy I can get back to living my life now,” she said. “We just want to reach a happy medium with the developers.” Fellow neighbour Ron Brownell said that it
Julie Pedler and Reg Brownell.
all came down to what planning scheme VCAT wanted to honour. “The SL07 is an original planning scheme which was specifically designed to protect the coast from developments exactly like 55 The Esplanade,” he said. “The proposed development utilised
1200sqm on 880sqm block of land.” Ron suggested developers and city planners were bypassing SL07 and utilising a high density planning scheme introduced a few years ago. “The VCAT Tribunal Chair Rachel Naylor found the proposal to
be overwhelmingly inappropriate due to the sighting of the properties, the height and their sheer scale,” he said. “If you start plonking great buildings along here as you walk along the beach it will look like suburban Melbourne and this development didn’t allow for any significant green either,” Mr Naylor added. According to Mr Naylor, Council needs to start taking more interest in future proposals. “The Council is essentially abdicating their responsibility to look at these things and take some ownership. They just rely on what the Planning Officers tell them,” he
claimed. “So the development happens and the only protection the community has if some neighbours choose to object, even then there are no guarantees.” Mr Naylor said that despite the consuming nature of such an ordeal residents have to be mentally tough and prepared to have a go. “Even though you may think it might be hopeless, just have a go,” he said. The Voice was unable to get a reply from the developer at the time of going to print. • Do you think the rules are appropriate or should there be more controls? Contact journo@oceangrovevoice. com
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Meet the crossing patrol
Ocean Grove’s lollipop lady Cath Sattler believes she has the best job in the world. Every morning she wakes up, puts on her fluorescent yellow jacket and prepares to safely cross waves of children. “I reckon it’s the best job in the world, I’m not just saying that, it sounds really corny but seriously, you’re giving to the community, its outdoors and you’re dealing with kids every day,” she said. Cath has now been at the school crossing for two and a half years and
said it’s a different career path than one she used to. “I saw an advert in the paper, I mean I was a gardener at the time it’s crazy as I’m a qualified engineer in England but I never picked that up here,” she said. “I wanted to do something more involved in the community so I started off casual then they offered me a permanent position here.” Cath said that whilst it is a rewarding job it’s also a very important one.
Working bee volunteers on Sunday morning.
Bee gets stuck in
GREEN fingered Ocean Grovers joined forces on Sunday for the first working bee at the new Community Garden. The team began preparations at the new site in the Parade and will hold similar working bees every fourth Sunday of the month between 10am and 12noon. Co-organiser Clare Peterson said this will help get the Ocean Grove block ready for the winter crop. “We have so many plans, we want to build a shelter, playground, wood fire pizza oven and raised garden beds, including access for disabled members of the community,” she said. “In the meantime we will start planting and growing veggies to raise more funds, have some great events and show the community how easy it is to grow your own produce.” They are currently running a logo competition and request for naming suggestions. For more information visit the Community Garden’s blog site: ogcommunitygarden.tumblr.com/logocomp
Virus phone scam warning AN Ocean Grove family has contacted the Voice after being repeatedly targeted by phone scammers. The family was contacted three times over a period of 24 hours by offshore callers pretending to be from Microsoft. “They told us that our
computer had a virus and that we needed to go to it right away,” said Julie. “We remembered that the Ocean Grove Voice ran a story warning people about this in the middle of last year.” Julie said that the caller was alarmingly pushy and warned others not to
respond to the calls. Neither Microsoft or Apple technicians would make this sort of call and the aim is to gain access to your computer and private information. If you receive these calls you should contact your phone provider.
Cops tackle udderbelly Senior Constable Peter Lake and Leading Senior Constable Ron Gray recently faced two very unusual offenders. After receiving multiple calls from concerned motorists on Barwon Heads Road, the Officers arrived to discover two stray cows disrupting traffic. Snr Const Gray said Snr Const Lake began to wave them back in to the paddock. “It was the second day in a row the cows had escaped and were blocking the traffic,” he said. “Snr Const Lake was waving his arms up and down to steer them back through the gate.” Snr Const Gray said that the escapade lasted close to an hour. “It took us 45 minutes. Once we found the gate open we herded them in but were unable to locate the property’s owners,” he said. “We hope the cows belong there.”
OCEAN Grove’s indoor winter market is on this Sunday at Bellarine Sports and Aquatic Centre from 9am to 2pm. The last market attracted nearly 1,000 visitors and is already proving a hit with traders eager to take advantage of the cosy weather-free surrounds. The event is also used as a gold coin fundraiser for local community groups.
For more information on the markets or how you can help Rotary with its work, see www. rotaryoceangrove.org.au.
Correction CORRECTION: On April 4 a story about Di Learmonth and the wartime codebreakers incorrectly refered to them as WRENS instead of WRANS. We apologise to Di and other codebreakers for this error.
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Check your treasures
Wilma Andrews and Judy Greer want you to bring your treasures to the appraisal day.
EVER wondered what that old clock or crockery set are worth? Do you have a model car still in its pristine box or a doll with a interesting history? Ocean Grove Uniting Church Fellowship is running its third appraisal day next month as a fundraiser for its Share Winter Appeal. The appraisal day, which looks very much like the format of
television’s Antiques Roadshow, will be run by guest valuers Vanessa Crew and Adam Truscott from the The Collectors of Murrumbeena. The pair recently appeared on the ABC TV show Auction Room. Each visitor is limited to two items for appraisal, and will be charged $5 per item. Items to be appraised can be art, vintage toys, sports memorabilia, dolls, teddies,
china, pottery and Australiana. Continuous afternoon tea $4. A large screen will allow those not taking part or queuing up to be able to see the current appraisals going on. The event is at the Uniting Church on the corner of Eggleston and the Parade on Saturday June 23 from 1pm to 5pm. More details from Judy Greer on 5255 4041.
TAFE concerns LOCAL councillor Jan Farrell and fellow city councillors have expressed their concern about budget cuts to the TAFE sector. The City has agreed to write to Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Peter Hall expressing their concern. The decision was made in accordance with a Notice of Motion put forward by Cllr Farrell. The letter will seek a review of the proposed changes to minimise impact on institutions such as the Gordon TAFE, its students and staff. The funding cuts – which will reduce the hourly payment received by training organisations – were announced in the State Government’s 201213 Budget. Course funding for the Gordon TAFE in Geelong has been reduced in areas including lower level certificates below Certificate III in business, finance, events management, recreation and fitness. Cr Jan Farrell said the changes could result in a 25% decrease in funding received from the State Government for some TAFE institutes.
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grove news Ocean Grove’s Rory McCaffrey died in a car crash on the Swan Bay Road just before Christmas. He was passionate about indigenous issues and grasped the opportunity to connect with Aboriginal culture.
CONNECTING: top, members of the Star of the Sea social justice group, and right Lachlan Fitzpatrick with year10 teacher Anne Keogh.
Rory’s legacy BEFORE Rory McCaffrey’s tragic passing five months ago he appeared destined to incite great change. Now a foundation has been set up that may continue that spirit, writes Jessica Grace. The Rory McCaffrey Reconciliation Collaborative Foundation encourages change through supporting and promoting friendship and understanding amongst indigenous and non indigenous people. Rory’s mother Fiona Reidy said the foundation strives to recreate the cultural immersion their son experienced when he travelled with school to central Australia.
“When Rory came back we talked a lot about Indigenous issues and it struck us what happens when any of us get to know other people,” she said. “You don’t just hear the negative things and believe the stereotypes anymore, you question it.” Fiona said that the number of people that get the opportunity or have the finances to participate in these life changing immersions would be minimal. “Kids are growing up not understanding the strengths and the positive things about our Indigenous culture,” she said. “What we are hoping to do
is focus on reconciliation as a process where if you get to know other people from a culture, you actually walk in their shoes and then you can understand.” Fiona said Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, where their youngest daughter still attends, has been wonderful in embracing the foundations ideals. Principal Rhonda Boyd said that whilst changes can’t take away sadness they can offer hope. “Underlying it I really wanted to do this so that the children learn more about Indigenous culture, but I also want to do it so it is meaningful for the
McCaffrey family as well,” she said. Social Justice Coordinator Marianne Caddy said the school’s curriculum briefly explored Aboriginal culture but they were able to add more depth. “This was a great opportunity for us to support the McCaffrey’s, to support the reconciliation fund financially and also to increase awareness of Indigenous culture within our school,” she said. “We’ve moved very quickly so we can have something to show in National Reconciliation week but from here it will be easier going, we can make connections and it can
be a slower process.” From guest speakers to an Indigenous garden Fiona said the school is allowing the kids to become immersed and interested in Aboriginal history. “It’s been a very hard five months but one where we can now actually start to see some quite positive things through the work we have decided to do,” she said. “I guess doing the work on the Collaborative foundation and setting up this fund in a way is a really strong connection for us still to him (Rory). “It was very important to him so it has been helpful in that process of grieving and missing him so terribly.”
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Stop the vandalism Dear Editor Mojoes vandalized…. AGAIN. Mojoes Spice Kitchen in Ocean Grove has had its shop front vandalised for the third time recently. If anybody knows who is doing this, please report them to Ocean Grove
Police. The owners of Mojoes; Lyn & Mohammed are two of the nicest people you could meet, and Ocean Grove is lucky to have them and their wonderful food available in our town. I ask all of the Ocean
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Grove community to get behind Moejoes by giving them more support than ever before. True Aussie Ocean Grove (Name & address supplied)
State view Lisa Neville MP Bellarine – State Government investment As the Member for Bellarine, I recently raised in Parliament my concern about the lack of money being invested in Geelong and Bellarine by the State Government. Priority projects including a sporting precinct for Drysdale and Clifton Springs, the redevelopment of the Portarlington Primary School and Geelong High School, the next stage of the Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove, the Leopold kinder and library in the community hub, the upgrade of Murradoc Road in St Leonards, and at least half hourly train services to and from Melbourne. I also called on the Government to allocate funds in the State Budget to protect jobs, build infrastructure and progress these projects for the region. Unfortunately the budget, tabled on 1st May is extremely disappointing. There is no indication of any funding for projects on the Bellarine Peninsula and a meagre $113 million for the whole of the Geelong region. The funding for projects like GPAC is welcome, but the $3.8 million this financial year for the Geelong hospital will mean the upgrade will
take many years to complete, and there is no funding for a second Geelong hospital. As the Member for Bellarine, I will continue to work hard with the community to push for State Government funding for projects to provide services and facilities that will improve the quality of life and meet the needs of people in Bellarine, now and into the future. Victorian Senior of the Year awards Across our community, there are many seniors who make significant contributions in a range of roles, giving of their time and expertise as volunteers and carers in their local communities and across the Bellarine. The 2012 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards provide a great opportunity to recognise their work and commitment, and I encourage you to nominate seniors who are making a contribution in your community. The Awards offered are: • The Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year • The Veteran Community Award • Promotion of Multiculturalism Award • The Healthy and Active Living Award • Council on the Ageing
(COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards To nominate someone call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090 to request a nomination form, visit www.seniorsonline.vic.gov. au or contact my office for assistance. Nominations close on July 20, 2012. Communities for nature grants Congratulations to the two Bellarine groups who were successful recipients of grants under the DSE Communities for Nature Grants: • Bellarine Landcare Group for their project Building the Resilience of the Bellarine RAMSAR Sites ($133,875) • Ocean Grove Coastcare Inc for their project Enhancing and Protecting coastal Moonah Woodland for Improved Biodiversity Outcomes ($10,000) Well done to both groups for your hard work and determination to care for and protect our local environment. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office if there are any issues I may be able to assist you with. Hon Lisa Neville MP Member for Bellarine 5248 3462
Voice north of the border In March Vera Maher celebrated her 90th birthday with family at the Dunes, followed by three weeks touring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. During the time Vera and her family experienced every type of weather and had a “wonderful tour”. The photograph was taken on a cold spring day near Belfast in Northern Ireland.
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Olive and Jack Marshman are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.
Sixty year anniversary OCEAN Grove’s Olive and Jack Marshman have been celebrating their sixtieth wedding anniversary with family. The couple met at a dance and say courting in those days was a fair bit different to today. “We walked everywhere, we didn’t have cars,” said Olive. “In Horsham everybody rode bikes. Jack used to often ride a bike into football training.
“We didn’t have a car until we got married in 1952.” They were married in Horsham on 17 May 1952 and have two grown up children Geoff and Jennifer as well as two teenage grandchildren. The couple who first moved to the town when Jack began his 21 years as a teacher at Ocean Grove Primary. That was 1965 when the
school had 312 pupils. At the time they lived in the school house in Powell Street. Jack will be well remembered by his former pupils, while Olive is know for her involvement with Ocean Grove Red Cross, the Girl Guides and the Ocean Grove Uniting Church Op Shop, The Dove. Olive was also a meals on wheels volunteer while Jack
was a volunteer at Ocean Grove Nature Reserve. They enjoyed a diamond wedding anniversary dinner with family in Geelong and lunch with Geoff at Leopold Sportsman’s Club. Jack said that one of the keys to a good marriage is to resolve any arguments before you go to bed.
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grove news Grove in planning for high risk areas GEELONG Council has noted the Emergency Management – Township Protection Plans Report (TPP) – which advises Council on the CFA’s progress in developing protection plans for townships across the municipality. Cr Andy Richards, who holds Council’s Portfolio for Infrastructure, said that as at 31 December, 2011, the CFA had produced protection plans for Ocean Grove as well as Breamlea, Point Lonsdale, St Leonards/ Indented Head, on the Bellarine. He said these townships had been assessed by the Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee – via the Victorian Fire Risk Register program – as having a bushfire risk of High to Extreme. Cr Richards said the purpose of a TPP was to provide a planned response, by both the emergency services and the community, to a bushfire in close proximity to a township, and which had the potential to impact on the local community. He said the City of Greater Geelong was one of ten councils that participated in an absentee property owner direct mail campaign, coordinated by the CFA. “A total of 40,000 Victorian households were involved, including approximately eight-thousand households within our own municipality,” he said. Cr Richards said resident owners had been invited to attend ‘Fire Ready – Township Protection Plan Information Nights’, but attendance at these nights had been relatively low. He said that because of this, arrangements had been made to have Township Protection Plans placed in Council’s Customer Service Centres.
Three in four for Blooms
Dawn Ingram and Shelley Keast of Beachside Blooms.
OCEAN Grove’s Beachside Blooms has won the statewide ABIA award for floral design for the third time in four years. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy uses feedback from brides to nominate and award wedding businesses in several different categories. Owner Shelley Keast said it was fantastic to win for the third time. “It means we are doing our job properly. This is the only competition we are in and we’ve won it now in 2009, 2010 and again in 2012,” she said. “We did 89 weddings from September through
By JESSICA GRACE to April this year.” Shelley said because it was a wedding industry awards night a demonstration wasn’t needed. “The brides do all the voting,” she said. Ocean Grove resident and owner of Queenscliff ’s Vue Grand hotel, Ross Closter, was happy to come runner up in several categories. “It was our first year in the awards and a lot of our brides didn’t get the opportunity to vote for us,” he said.
“We do about 40 weddings a year and will certainly enter again next year, hopefully taking the next step.” Over the twenty years of being a florist, Shelley said there is still one bouquet which stands out. “A really alternative couple requested one solely made out of cauliflower and strawberries,” she said. “It was very, very hard to make but looked really, really good.” Finding flowers in her home according to Shelley may be a rarity, but her ability to understand what a bride wants is obviously not.
Take the chance for a cupboard clear out OCEAN Grovers can take the chance to clear out clothing, toys, sporting goods, DVD’s, mobile phones and computer components for free on June 16th. 2nd Hand Saturday is a great opportunity to clean out your cupboards and be sure that your unwanted goods will not go to landfill. 2nd Hand Saturday is an initiative of Barwon Regional Waste Management Group and delivered in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong. The primary mission is to keep unwanted goods from going to landfill or from being illegally dumped. The program will also provide employment for people with disabilities. GDP Industries is a not for profit organisation based in Geelong that employs people with disabilities - They will receive many of the goods from 2nd Hand Saturday, sell any re-sellable items and break down components of all other items to ensure they are recycled. Any items that don’t go to GDP Industries will be recycled or redeployed in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Items such as televisions, computer parts and DVD players are often not accepted by charities, cannot be placed in the rubbish bin and Transfer Stations normally charge a fee for their disposal. However 2nd Hand Saturday is the perfect opportunity to load up the car boot or trailer and drop off all the stuff that is cluttering your cupboards and your garage. And the best bit is, it’s FREE. The closest one to Ocean Grove will be on June 16 at Drysdale Potato Shed between 8.30am until 3.30pm. If you are unsure about any items you can call 1300 687 261 or visit www.2ndhandsat.com.au.
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Time for the givers
Marg Grimaud, Pat Dickeson, Charlie Callaghan, Jill Kirkman and Valerie Riddle.
SEASONED St Vincent De Paul volunteers gathered around a delicious array of cakes and slices to celebrate National Volunteer Week. Jen Sjodin, part-time manager of the industrial estate Vinnies, said the morning tea was a great way to acknowledge the efforts of her team. “I’m putting this morning tea on to recognise and thank my volunteers,” she said. “Even a few hours a week or every fortnight
By JESSICA GRACE helps and it’s a wonderful way to meet new people.” Jen said the Vinnies store generates a lot of money which all goes back into the local community. “It all goes back in to helping people in need,” she said. Valerie Riddle has recently moved to the area and has been volunteering now for six
Above: John King, Estelle Simpson, John Simpson, Terry Mulvihill (Volunteers)
months. “I just think everyone should put some time into their local community, if they can,” she said. “One of the best ways to do that is to volunteer and I would definitely recommend it.” Pat Dickeson has volunteered locally now for 28 years and said National Volunteer Week is important for volunteers. “Because without volunteers where would we be?” she said.
Pat said they have had a lot more interest in potential volunteers because of an increased awareness amongst the community. “We’ve had more interest of late I feel because of exposure,” she said “Everybody should volunteer at one point or another because you’re putting back into the community and helping those less able to help themselves.”
Move for memorial DAMAGE from traffic to the bowling club War Memorial has sparked action from RSL members. Keith Rankin ,President of the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads RSL, said that they will be moving the memorial from its current location. “We’re relocating it from the entrance to within the club grounds. We’re moving it in a westerly direction into the corner of the car park,” he said. “It will be in a much better position.” John Dickinson, public relations officer for the OGBH RSL, said that the relocation will ensure the Memorial is protected. “There’s a bit of an issue with it getting damaged with trucks coming in for deliveries and traffic,” he said. “The edging is damaged, so instead of waiting for something to happen we’re going to move it.” Keith said that the new location will also address the problem of traffic during ANZAC and Remembrance Day services. “Currently if there’s any functions, traffic is diverted off The Terrace due to the crowd,” he said. “This will make it much easier for people to gather.”
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Left: staff at Seaviews Manor Nursing home, and above providing the entertainment at the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
Teatime in the Grove FROM High Tea by The Sea to Bring Your Ugliest Mug and the Mad Hatters Tea Party, Ocean Grovers brewed up for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea last week. Anne Denham hosted The Wave’s High Tea and said the morning was going wonderfully. “We’ve had great support from the community in the business sector and the broader community,” she said. “It’s our second one, last year’s was wonderful and this one is just as wonderful. I believe it strengthens the community and that’s why I do it.” Anne said Ocean Grove was a wonderful community and was thankful for the help received. “It’s a great community. I’ve
Above: Liz Smith, Lynell Dungen, Michelle White and Susan Winsor.
Right: The Wave’s High Tea by the Sea.
only been living here a short time but I feel that there’s enormous generosity and spirit,” she said. “We want to thank and recognise all of the businesses that have donated to this event and helped us raise $1,437.” Lyn Rush hosted her own morning tea at home and encouraged guests to bring their ugliest mugs. “I’ve just been doing it for a few years now. I used to only charge $5 and people would come and put $50 in the tin so people really want to do something like this and get together,” she said. “A lot of these guys are from the Ocean Grove Gym, they just like to come along and contribute.” Lyn said the majority of women
in the room had been touched personally by cancer at one stage or another. “Their husbands may have had cancer, or they may have. I think that’s why it sort of get’s a bit popular,” she said. “I don’t make a lot of money, maybe $300 but Ocean Grove people are just so generous.” Fellow guest Shelley McKiernan said it was a wonderful morning. “Everyone is touched by the disease at some level. It’s great to come together and share a few laughs for the cause,” she said. Over at Sea Views Manor Nursing Home, staff and residents donned costumes for the Mad Hatters Tea Party. As well as raising cash for the Biggest
Above: staff and residents at Sea Views Manor.
Morning Tea cause, staff also put on some fun entertainment for all their guests.
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Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Office open hours – Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 5pm
91 THE PARADE OCEAN GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2012 CARING FOR KIDS RAFFLE Support Victorian Early Childhood Education by buying a fundraising raffle ticket from reception. $1 from every ticket sold goes to OGNC and you could win some amazing prizes!!! 1st Prize- Myer Shopping Spree valued at $10,000. 2nd PrizeMyer Shopping Spree valued at $2,000. 3rd Prize- 2 nights at Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island valued at $700. DON’T MISS OUTRAFFLE CLOSES 3rd JUNE! NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY WEEK 4th – 8th June Informative posters will be on display & brochures regarding cyber security will be available from OGNC’s community information area and in the computer room. DRUG ACTION WEEK 17th – 23rd June The focus is on providing information to raise awareness and knowledge amongst our young people so they can make informed choices regarding drug & alcohol use. The aim is prevention! Show bags will be handed out to the Drop In Crew on Friday 22nd of June, which will be filled with useful information, including service’s available. YOUNG ADULTS 12-17 YEAR OLDS Drop In/Youth Group Friday from 20th April 6pm to 9pm During school term Cost: $5.00 per week
in house activities, external excursions approx. $15.00 Term 2 Drop In Intinery 1st June – In House Boxing & Self defence 8th June – Excursion Movies 15th June – In House Street Dance Workshop 22nd June – Excursion Basketball Supercats 29th June – In House End of term breakup CLASSES COMING UP IN JUNE Workplace First Aid Level 2 This nationally accredited certificate is valid for 3 years. Saturday 16th and 23rd June Course Fee: $105.00 (funded) or $160.00 (Unfunded) OGNC Discount Card Fee: $90.00 (funded) or $150.00 (unfunded) Workplace First Aid Level II Update Saturday 9am on 16th June Course Fee: $105.00 (funded) or $160.00 (Unfunded) OGNC Discount Card Fee: $90.00 (funded) or $150.00 (unfunded) CPR Update Saturday 9am on 16th June Course Fee: $75.00 1x3 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $60.00 Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate Monday 6pm on 4th June Course Fee: $65.00 1x4 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $50.00 Focus on Organics for Health and Wellbeing Wednesday 1pm on 6th June or Thursday 7pm on 7th June
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Course Fee: $43.00 1x2 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $28.00 Intermediate Excel Tuesday 7pm from 5th June Course Fee: $89.00 4x2 hour sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $74.00 Secrets of Chocolate Making Monday 6.30pm on 18th June Course Fee: $69.00 1x3 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $54.00 Heavenly Facials Wednesday 1pm on 20th June or Thursday 7pm on 21st June Course Fee: $45.00 1x2 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $33.00 eBay Review Thursday 7pm on 21st June Course Fee: $40.00 1x2 hour sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $25.00 Vegetarian Cooking for Health and Wellbeing Friday 12noon on 22nd June Course Fee: $43.00 1x3 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $33.00 Beangala Voices Do you love to sing? Come along once a month & enjoy finding your own voice. Learn to sing acapella & harmony whilst relaxing & having fun exploring the voice as an instrument. Saturday 1.30pm on 26th May Course Fee: $27.00 per 1½ hour sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $12.00 Skype Thursday 7pm on 28th June
Course Fee: $40.00 1x2 hour sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $25.00 Scrapbooking Workshops Saturday 1pm on 30th June Course Fee: $25 for each 1x4 hour session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $10 for each HEALTH & WELLBEING Heart Foundation Walking Group Tuesday’s 9am Fee: Free 11x1 hour sessions Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage Wednesday’s 1.00, 1.45, 2.30 or 3.15pm (fortnightly) Course Fee: $50.00 per 30 min session OGNC Discount Card Fee: $35.00 Core Strength Class Tuesday’s 9.00am Course Fee: $10.00 per week OGNC Discount Card Fee: $7.00 per week Tummy, Hips & Thighs Circuit Thursday’s 9.00am Course Fee: $10.00 per week OGNC Discount Card Fee: $7.00 per week
Gentle, Low Impact Exercise Monday’s 11.15am Course Fee: $10.00 per week OGNC Discount Card Fee: $7.00 per week SUPPORT GROUPS “Mood” Support Group Thursday’s 10am Course Fee: $3.50 per week OGNC Discount Card Fee: $2.00 per week Term 2 Mood Support Intinery 31st May – Chill Out 7th June – Guest Speaker, Robert Turnour: Grow Australia 14th June – Guest Speaker, Tania Lewis: Barwon Health 21st June – Outing to Queenscliff Lodge & morning tea 28th June – Cooking Breast Cancer Support Group Saturday’s 10am (Meeting 4th Saturday of every month) Course Fee: $5 per week OGNC Discount Card Fee: $2 per week Facilitator: Margery Boyce GENERAL INTEREST
Mahjong Monday’s 1.30pm
Course Fee: $3.50 per week x 10 sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $2.00 per week Scrabble Monday’s 1pm Course Fee: $3.50 per week x 8 sessions OGNC Discount Card Fee: $2.00 per week U3A Geelong Inc (University of the Third Age) Reading Shakespeare Thursday 1.30pm (fortnightly) Tutor: Kay Schapper (All enquiries to U3A on 5244 5114) Visitors welcome! Chess Group Tuesday’s 7pm Course Fee: $3.50 per session 11x2 hours OGNC Discount Card Fee: $2.00 per session A Few Quotes from OGNC Participants “I do the Gentle, Low Impact Exercise class at OGNC. I gain fun, fitness and friendship!” “I choose to study Cert 3 in Aged Care & HACC at OGNC to gain a qualification. It’s also local and the staff there are very friendly” “To meet people and become a part of the community I love attending the Monthly Social Morning Tea’s at OGNC”
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Young leaders show the way
Pupils read the write act Surfside prep teacher Laura Myers with pupils learning the classics.
Walking safely Ocean Grove Primary School’s 22 Academic Captains put in a lot of planning and extra work in order to take over running the classes for a day. Above Science captains Isaac Carpenter and Molly McGill demonstrate ‘tea bag rockets’.
Above: ICT captains Alex Henry and Kai Murphy. Left: Arts Captains Kitty Connell and Maddi O’Kane helped teach younger students how to make musical instruments.
STUDENTS of Our Lady Star of the Sea braved windy conditions recently when they participated in ‘Walk Safely to School Day.’ Parent Erin Hamilton said that it was an excellent way to start the day whilst encouraging a healthy lifestyle. “As a school we promote active travel as it gives students a great start to their learning day,” she said. Erin said it was also a great way to teach the kids the benefits to the environment. “Consistently over 55% of our children active travel during the winter months and during terms one and two over 75% ride, scoot or walk,” she said. “It was great to see so very few cars out the front and the bike rack overflowing,” she said. Transport Portfolio Councillor Andy Richards said the City of Greater
Geelong was offering a small incentive for students. “We’re offering small funding grants to help local primary schools provide healthy breakfasts for students who walk, ride, scoot or skate to school,” he said. Cr Richards said it was a great excuse to leave the car at home. “The benefits of active transport are enormous. It’s fantastic for health and wellbeing, the environment and your wallet, plus it reduces congestion around school,” he said. The City supports a range of programs with schools and the community to encourage kids to walk, ride, scoot or skate as a means of transport. To find out how to get your school community involved call 5272 5272 or email email@example.com. au.
EDUCATION week at Surfside Primary School saw teachers read from classic novels during a special author focus activity morning. Prep teacher Laura Myers said it was a fun and interactive way for children to learn classics such as Dr Seuss (What was I scared of?) and Mem Fox (Possum Magic, Shoes from Grandpa). “Each teacher has a different author they read to the children,” she said. “The junior learning community (Prep’s, Grades One and Two) will all participate.” Laura said that building the relationships amongst students of all ages was something Surfside Primary values and multiage activities encouraged this. “It’s really important to build those links in the junior, middle and senior communities,” she said.
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Gill returns in June Gil Askey is returning to perform at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop on June 9. Gil is the legend behind many classic tracks from the Motown era and has worked as composer, producer and musical director for performers like Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five and Gladys Knight to name a few. On the night Gil will be performing with the Paul Williamson Hammond Combo featuring Paul on saxs and vocals, Mike Jordan on Drums and Tim Neal on the original1966 B3 Hammond Organ, Tickets $20.
Music weekend at Hotel The Ocean Grove Hotel is hosting a weekend of free music over the Queens’ Birthday Weekend June 8, 9, 10 and 11. Over 100 local and interstate artists comprising bands, solo acts, duo’s etc. will perform
across two big stages beginning Friday night and culminating with a kids open mic on Monday. This event kicks off the Ocean Grove Hotel’s live music season, featuring free music on Saturday nights and headline
acts most Friday nights. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate live music and give experienced and up and coming artists the chance to come together at Ocean Grove’s traditional home of music”, said Michael Mathieson manager of
the Ocean Grove Hotel. In conjunction with the Music Fest, experienced artists and sound engineers will offer free music and technical workshops to help enthuse and skill up the younger generation of budding musicians.
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Pizza ‘n’ pasta, eat in or takeaway OCEan Grove Pizza and Pasta Restaurant is a family owned business located in the heart of Ocean Grove at 80 The Terrace. A fully licensed restaurant open 7 nights a week for dinner and also for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 12 midday. The menu has a large variety of traditional pizzas, gourmet pizzas and also gluten free pizzas. Homemade pastas, risotto, seafood, steak and parmis are on the menu as well as a wide range of local and interstate wine. The kids are well looked after with their own menu. The restaurant is also available to be privately booked for any special occasion with a seating capacity of 70. With its big screen projector it is a relaxing
atmosphere to enjoy your meal, wine and perhaps a bit of football. Two other TV screens are in the restaurant to ensure you don’t miss any of the action from any position you are sitting in. In the warmer months dining alfresco is a pleasant way to dine. There is also a take away shop situated at Market Place which is open from 4.30pm every Wednesday night through to Sunday night. They deliver from both locations to Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, Wallington and Point Lonsdale. They also have online ordering which so far has proven an easy and efficient way of ordering deliveries or pickups. You can order at: www.oceangrovepizza.com. au.
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Corner Mobbsy meets Phil Turnour Phil Turnour has to be one of the most energetic musos on the scene. If its rock, punk, ska or power pop he’s into it. He has released CDs, has a stack of releases on itunes, mixes his own entertaining video clips and plays around the OG in SkaBang and as FILL. Lets meet the guitarist who loves po-go ing on the stage. Tell us about yourself Phil. I’m 183cm and 85kg. I’m an NS/SD and have a GSOH… oh hang on. I grew up in Shep but spent my adult life in Melbourne until the move to OG. I’m a Gen W (before X but after the Baby Boom) with a challenging and rewarding day job, a babymomma (Alex – the description’s her idea) and 2 beautiful kids (Angus 10, and Charlotte nearly 7). I play guitar, drums, bass and a fairly drunk piano. I also sing and compose. I spent a lot of time from my late teens to my early 30s playing in various “alternative” bands as well diverse covers outfits – surf, cabaret, an Elvis impersonator – and getting degrees in Economics and Literature. How old were you when the music bug first bit? Probably seven – Mum took us to a cabaret show in Sydney and I got hooked on the drums then and there. Can you remember your first concert? Vividly – the Skyhooks at the Shep Showgrounds in December 1975. Somehow my mates and I
were allowed to go without adult supervision (we were 11). The ’hooks were stunning – amazing musicianship and showmanship. I taught myself to play the drums to the Ego LP – Fred Strauks remains a favourite drummer. You have so much energy on stage, have you ever hit your head on a low roof? Ah, the dangers of the sky-jump. I’ve nearly beaned the scone once or twice and I’ve hurt other parts of the body through other collisions and slippages but I’m pretty good at scanning the work environment these days (famous last words!). Skabang always look like they are having fun playing live. Yeah, that’s the conviviality of the band as much as the music and the way we play. It’s a very easy-going outfit and we enjoy the way ska makes you want to move. I loved the original videos by Madness, Bad Manners and the other late 70s UK acts when I was a teenager and just adapted my own version of the Madness nutty dance thing when I joined the band, especially once our in-house genius, Huib, got me hooked up with a wireless guitar rig. The horns get a bit of Shadows-like choreography going too. How many songs have you released as FILL? FILL is 4 CDs covering 51 songs. These CDs are “my life’s work” – songs I wrote from about 1983 to 1999. I recorded them entirely on
my own in my OG studio over 4 years from 2006 and they’re for sale on iTunes. About 70% of them are a sort of punk-meets-power-pop thing (think early REM meets Nirvana – I call it “power-trash”) and the rest are either acoustic or experimental genre excursions. I’m fairly proud of them but I don’t expect to become a tax exile just yet. Your all time fave band? It was The Who when I was an angst-ridden teenager (hence the sky-jumps) but The Stones 1968 to 1972 provides the most amazing body of work anyone can expect from any act. The album of 2011 was recorded in 1973 (The Stones ‘Brussels Affair’ live LP). When did you land in the OG? We arrived in 2004. Alex had family here so we’d been visiting since we started dating and once I took up surfing I was hooked on the place. I just wish my job allowed me to spend more time in the ocean and getting amongst what I think is a wonderfully relaxed and fun bunch of people. Tell us about some of the gigs you’ve done. I’ve been on bills ranging from Spiderbait and Nick Cave to Darryl Cotton and Humphrey B Bear (Humphrey’s rider was nearly as out-there as Nick’s). The Elvis impersonator took us on some freaky adventures – hearing an audience member shout out “play Love Me Tender ya fat (expletive
deleted)!!!” in Rutherglen is particularly memorable. Fave gigs? Not really one but 1984 was my best year for them – the Violent Femmes first tour of Australia; the Hoodoo Gurus ($2 on the door!), The Beasts of Bourbon and Huxton Creepers at the Seaview Ballroom and a million other obscure-yet-seminal bands with bizarre names. What guitars do you play? I’ve got a Telecaster and a Jazzmaster plus a couple of acoustics. Anything with a narrow neck and low action that can stay in tune while whacking stage invaders appeals. I fantasise about getting a Rickenbacker 12 string one day but I’m not generally an axe-head as I tend to break stuff. Fave local musician? I ran a recruitment process at work which asked “what’s the one thing that makes you right for the job?” Most candidates provided about 4 or 5 so here goes: the Skabang horns fill me with so much pleasure and our bassplayer, Huib De Bruijn, has extraordinary chops – everything from jazz/funk slap to nicely toasted raga. Jon Willard combines immense virtuosity with a terrific laid-back and open hearted sensibility. Mobbsy can be heard weekdays on 93.9 BayFM 4-8pm. He can also be spotted falling off his boogie board at Mainies most days, except when he has a cold.
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Bellarine students Liam Way, Courtney Brackley, Dave Dunning, Tori Flegg and Jesse Leaman took to the stage at GPAC last week.
BELLARINE were among the students from around the region who took over GPAC’s Drama Theatre this month as part of an innovative annual educational program. The activity known as Take Over is part of GPAC’s Bendigo Community Banks Education Program and includes a series of technical and creative workshops and rehearsals, culminating in live performances on the
Drama Theatre stage. Students learn about all areas of theatre production including performance, sound, lighting and stage management. They work with professional actors and theatre technicians to develop, produce, rehearse and perform their own piece of theatre, based on the idea of chaos. The students performed their work to the public across two nights, May 28 & 29.
Theatre group celebrates 80 years
Bellarine reflections THE 135 Gallery is now in its third year as a successful showpiece for new artists of the Bellarine as well as promoting the exciting art of colour lino printing through Pip Willams’ works. The works are unique as they are hand-pressed in small editions. The colours are printed in up to five
separate layers, creating beautiful dappled effects and rich textures. The new show of Linda Gallus’ collage, Colin Foster’s water colours and Pip Williams latest linocuts promises something for everyone. Linda’s work reflects the indigenous and white history, flora and fauna of the Bellarine, particularly Clifton
Springs, her home. They invite study of the fascinating detail. Colin’s delicate works draw you into scenes reminiscent of lazy days by the sea and captures the magic light moods in transparent colour. The gallery also carries a range of hand crafted gifts, including pure wool and silk scarves.
MORE than 120 people gathered at the Woodbin Theatre in Coronation Street, Geelong West earlier this month to celebrate Geelong Repertory Theatre Company’s 80th birthday. Ocean Grove resident Bryan Eaton and President of Geelong Rep asked Councillor Barbara Abley to launch the celebrations. Councillor Abley talked about the importance of live theatre in our cultural heritage and the nature of Geelong in 1932 when the company was founded by Dulcie Meakin. Eight long-time members of the company used the event to talk about Dulcie and the inspiration she was.
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• Ocean Grove Bowling Club – Club Grove. 18 The Terrace, phone 5255 1540 - Sundays in Leleans Bistro. Live music and wine & cheese tastings. 3-5pm • Ocean Grove Piping Hot Chicken Shop Friday June 1st 8pm Scion Pirates Residency Ph: 52551566 - Gil Askey, June 9, 8pm. • Ocean Grove Hotel, four days of free music, Queens Birthday weekend June 8-11. June 11 Kids open mic noon-4pm. - Saturday night live, from Saturday June 16 onwards at 9pm. • Barwon Heads Hotel Phone 5254 2201. — Wednesdays 7pm: Trivia in the BakBar. — Thursdays: Open mic in the BakBar. Saturday 2 Saturday June 2: Phil Manning. Thursday June 7: Chris Wilson. • Harvester Moon June 2 Dinner show Bill Jackson – Nashville Roots/ Folk 2320 Portarlington Road, Bellarine (Next door to the Bellarine Estate Vineyard) Ph: 52 593200 3rd June Open Mic for Youth U/18 with Jill Meehan first Sunday of
the month Barwon heads bistro. All young performers welcome/ soloists/ dancers/ bands. Phone 0431 606 476 to get on the program. • Potato Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. Phone: 5251 1998 June 19 Soul sister 1030am to 12 Phone Rob MacLeod • Barwon Heads Film Society. Barwon Heads Community Hall, Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads. Last Thursday of the month, February to November. Film starts 7.45pm. Phone 5254 1139 Next film: Beginners USA made film 2010 running time 105mins
markets &fairs • Sunday 3rd June
- The Indoor Winter Community Market 9am to 2pm Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre Ocean Grove Ph: 0401606036 • Sunday 10th June – Point Lonsdale Market. 9am to 2pm. Point Lonsdale Primary School. *Saturday 16th June - Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market. 9am to 1pm. Ocean Grove Park, Presidents Avenue. • Sunday June 17th -Queenscliff Farmers’ Market- 9am to 1pm. Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff June 24th
– Portarlington Community Market. 9am to 2pm, Parkes Hall, Newcombe Street, Portarlington • Saturday June 30th – Barwon Heads Market. 9am to 1pm, Barwon Heads Community Hall, Hitchcock Avenue.
• Leura Park Estate – Sensational wines and food available. Live music every Sunday 12.30 to 4.30pm. 1400 Portarlington Road, Drysdale, phone 5253 3180. • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate – New release wines, gourmet platters and classic car display, open weekends and public holidays 11am to 5pm. 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington. Phone 5250 5760
reading & writing
Ocean Grove Library – corner Presidents Avenue and The Avenue. - Babytime- Nursery Verses. Every Thursday, 11am. - Preschool Storytime. Every Friday, 10.30am - Chatterbooks junior book club for kids aged 7-12. Last Wednesday of the month 4-5pm. Next date May 30th www. geelonglibraries.vic.gov.au
• Koombahla Equestrian Park: After school riding programs Tuesday to Friday. Special school holiday courses available. Phone 5256 2742. • Ocean Grove Toy Library. Borrow a range of toys for children aged six months to six years, open to all families on the Bellarine. Saturdays 10-11am Tuesdays 7.30- 8.30pm at 19 Tareeda Way, Ocean Grove. Ocean Grove Play group Any children 5yrs and under welcome to join a friendly play group. Large indoor and outdoor area, lots of toys, great craft activities, music and story time. Uniting Church Cnr The Parade & Eggleston Street contact Fleur on 52 552801 every Monday and Friday 10am-12pm
• Ocean Grove Calisthenics. Classes incorporating dance, song, ballet and gymnastics with strength and creativity. Ocean Grove Recreation Hall, 123 The Avenue. Phone 0438 055 679. • Functional Exercises to Music for Older Adults. Mondays 9.15am and 10 15 am– Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace Wednesdays 9:30am – Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street Ocean Grove Gentle Exercises to Music Monday 1.30pm Queenscliff
RSL. Phone Margie 5255 1335 • Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance: Tuesdays 7.45-10pm. Marcus Hill Hall, corner Banks Road and Bellarine Highway. Phone 5251 3393. • Line Dancing: Wednesdays 1-3pm and Mondays 7-8.30pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Phone 0413 690 597. • Life Activities Club Geelong Inc weekly Tea Dance every Thursday afternoon 2:30-4.30pm Belmont Pavilion, Barrabool Road, Belmont. $5, all welcome. Enquiries 5251 3529. • Yoga and dance with Tara Lynch. Classes for all ages and abilities. Phone 0435 481 920
classes & exhibtions
• Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre for its range of courses, classes and fun activities. Phone 5255 4294.
Have your event included in What’s On phone: 5255 3233 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 9am to 3pm, 17 Smithton Grove. Phone Ernie 0421 703 368. 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, Bellarine Secondary College. Phone 0409 545 929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, May meeting 1pm for a Danny Bloom Fashion Show at St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper St. Members please bring a plate, visitors welcome $3. Details 5256 1863. 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. Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am, Club Grove. Friendship is our theme. Phone Val Crumbie 5255 1274. 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., 6pm, Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Phone Sue on 5255 2068. 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, Moorfield Park, Grubb Rd. email@example.com 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 Jason 0418 737 808 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. 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. www.groupspaces.com/coasters-social-group or phone 0411 952 598.
Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer haven’t had regular Pap tests.
They are essential for every woman – even if you’ve had the cervical cancer vaccine. If you’re overdue, call the clinic below and book a Pap test today.
Pap tests. A little awkward for a lot of peace of mind.
Epichealth Medical Clinic Ocean Grove Marketplace Shopping Centre 2-20 Kingston-Downs Drive, Ocean Grove Ph: 03 5256 2500 For more information phone 13 11 20 or visit papscreen.org.au
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OG Remedial Massage Keep warm this winter with a remedial massage at the Ocean Grove Remedial Massage Centre. Our rooms are well heated and we use electric blankets to keep you extra toasty during your treatment! Imagine after nearly an hour of massage on
Keep your loved ones warm, cosy, snuggly and toastie with our socks, gloves, scarves and beanies. Hottie covers and heat therapy packs are perfect to warm your chilly bones and are in store now.
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Bells Interior Bellarine Spray Foam Insulation is now operating in Ocean Grove for your convenience. This product is manufactured by Scott Products here in Victoria and is well suited as a Thermal & Acoustic barrier, and is particularly well suited to the insulation of underfloor areas of houses on stumps, or significantly sloping blocks. Some important Features of this product are – Easy & fast to install, Vermin Resistant, Long lasting & Fire retardant, also the Spray Foam has R-Values that are the equivalent or higher than some Fibre Glass insulation. Once applied the Spray Foam Insulation has the benefits of completely preventing the transference of Heat & Cold by air movement, and can also be used in Sheds & Garages to restrict heat, cold & noise significantly. Please contact Carl at Bellarine Spray Foam Insulation to arrange an inspection of your home. Portarlington Golf Club Portarlington Golf Club won the CCAV Awards 2011 “Best Golf Club”. It’s a great time to join as a golfer, with 13 months membership now available for the price of 12. Seven Day memberships are now only $742 including $50 clubhouse credit. The Cashmore course is a tree lined challenging course which offers a variety of golf holes and pure putting surfaces. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with the latest gear and AAA rated PGA Pro Matt Milne offers expert tuition. The Clubhouse is the perfect place to relax after golf with a fully licensed bar, entertainment facilities, Foxtel, TAB and Bistro open daily. Ocean Grove Pizza & Pasta The Terrace is open every weekday from 4:30pm and 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Terrace Restaurant is a family restaurant which is fully licensed. They offer
a huge selection of pizzas, pastas, steaks, parmiaganas and more on their menu. On Tuesdays, Wednesday and now Thursdays they have a special menu available for only $20 per person. You can select from a variety of parmis and steak with our choice of a glass of wine or beer or soft drink. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are a great place to enjoy a meal, have a drink and watch the footy on our huge screen. Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta is situated in two great locations in Ocean Grove. 80 The Terrace and Market Place, Shell Road. Rickard Heating Rickard Heating specialise in the design and installation of Quality Hydronic and Gas Ducted Heating Systems to suit your budget and requirements. With over 40 years service in the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula area they can provide maintenance, repairs and advice on your Home and Business Heating Solutions including the latest technology and energy efficient models to hit the market. Before we reach the depths of winter give them a call today to discuss your heating requirements on 52 21 6161. Barwon Heads Hotel The Barwon Heads Hotel continues to provide great value winter specials, music and theme nights to keep you entertained. Every Monday and Thursday night is Parmi night in the bistro, $9.90 parmis. Wednesday and Friday night it’s steak night in the bistro, only $16 for a whopping 400g T-bone. Don’t forget Members night on Tuesday nights, buy one meal, get one free. In the Bakbar we have happy hour Monday to Friday, Trivia on Wednesday nights (free entry), Open mic on Thursday night and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. Nights to remember, Phil Manning on June 2 and Geoff Achison, with Chris Wilson, on July 7.
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Discover the art of phone photos Left: That Tree, by Richard Grimmett.
Right: First Car Park, by Mick Armstrong.
Netballs to ocean trawls OCEAN Grove Netball director Jo-Anne Britt, has recently returned from a week long trip to North Stradbroke Island on an education research fellowship. “In my real job as a teacher I have taught Environmental Science for the last 4 years but the trip to Straddie really brought home to me the urgency of finding a solution to the enormous waste problem plastics is causing in the coastal environment.” The fellowship is part of
Grove’s Jo-Anne Britt (centre) with the team during her Educational Research fellowship at North Stradboke Island.
the three year Teachwild project which aims to
gather data on marine debris from the entire
coastline of Australia. The project offers a great opportunity for all schools to have access to a free, quality ‘Scientist in schools’ program with all data being added to a national database. The week at Moreton Bay Research Station brought together teachers from Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart as well as a Park Ranger from Phillip Island. Throughout the week they engaged with CSIRO and University of Queensland scientists,
lecturers and PhD students to conduct a range of data gathering procedures including beach surveys, ocean trawls, and necropsies on sea birds and turtles. The amount of plastics found in the local area and animals was truly astounding and included balloons, glow sticks and myriad sizes and types of plastics. • Any local schools or teachers interested in the project can find information at: www. teachwild.org.au
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A view from the Silvereye
Silvereyes favour the olive trees that border Ocean Grove Nature Reserve.
N AT U R E WAT C H this week concerns a commonly seen little bird called a Silvereye or Waxeye. I briefly mentioned this bird in my last article, because although the Silvereye is one of Australia’s smallest birds with an average length of 11cms, it is capable of travelling great distances during migration. In the winter months,
Silvereyes fly across the Bass Strait all the way up to Southern Queensland, and then return to Tasmania in the autumn. Silvereyes have a distinctive ring of white feathers around the eye. The birds display interesting plumage variations across its range. • The Eastern variety have a grey back and olivegreen head and wings. In the breeding season
Eastern Silvereyes have yellow throats, pale buff flanks (side of the belly) and white on the undertail. • Tasmanian birds have grey throats, chestnut flanks and yellow on the undertail. • Silvereyes in Western Australia have yellowish olive, rather than grey, backs. The Eastern variety of Silvereyes have regular migrations
within Australia, and consequently, it is possible to see different varieties in the same place. Silvereyes are commonly seen in the south-east of Australia, but their range extends from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, through the south and south-west to about Shark Bay, Western Australia. Silvereyes can be also seen in New Zealand, and in the south-west Pacific
islands of Lord Howe, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji. As stated above, they are also found in Tasmania. Silvereyes can be seen in quite large flocks, in habitats where there are trees and fruit trees. They love the olive trees that border the Nature Reserve in Ocean Grove. They feed on insects, fruit and nectar. By Jennifer Carr
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Men’s Shed News
Team busy around the local community The men have been keeping very busy at the shed recently building two library houses for Ocean Grove Neighbourhood House as well as making toys to sell at the local market. We have also just finished machining 24 marking posts for the Rail Trail. A project in the pipeline is to make 10 stepboards for a podiatrist in Geelong bringing the total made to 23. The Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads Lions Club have just commissioned us to make pens for them out of wood salvaged from the old Barwon Heads Bridge. They make a great memento of the old bridge and come with a certificate of authenticity so if you want one contact the Lions Club. Bellarine Health have approached us to help develop a children’s play area at Point Lonsdale. The men
have been busy using the jarrah timber donated by Marngoneet Correctional Centre Industries to make cutting boards, garden boxes and duck-boards. We will be having a stall at the Ocean Grove Rotary indoor markets in June and August hoping to sell some of the toys and other things we have made in both wood and metal. Don’t forget you’re always welcome to call into the shed to see what we have for sale when we are open. If you can’t find what you are looking for ask us and we may be able to make it for you. We have just received a $500 donation from Rotary from last year’s Art Show with which we intend buying some new power tools, Hong Trinh has donated his time to do some electrical upgrading for us and Bell’s Plasterers, Paxton Press, All
Parts Automotive Services, Sheen Panels, Fusion and Bellarine Memories have all taken up our support packages. New members are always welcome to come along and join us on Monday or Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at The Kingston Ocean Grove Shed, 17 Smithton Grove Ocean Grove. The Tuesday group in particular has vacancies at the moment due to the number of our members who have headed north for winter. We have received notification from Centrelink that our shed is now able to accept volunteers who need to work voluntary hours to receive their payments. If you are looking for volunteer work to satisfy Centrelink requirements please contact our coordinator, Bruce Ward to discuss how you can help the shed.
New face at Remedial Massage centre
BETTINA Wren is the new face at Ocean Grove Remedial Massage. Bettina has a degree in Naturopathy from SSNT, Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne and 20 years of experience. She has a passion for health and well being. Bettina’s aim is for individuals to be autonomous, learning from her how to treat themselves. Feel free to phone or come and meet Bettina at Ocean Grove Massage.
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grove news grove tennis
Anna Williams (section 4 girls).
Lachlan Osborne (13 boys).
Sun shines for juniors IT’S now into week four of the Ocean Grove Tennis Club Winter season and despite Friday’s downpour the weather cleared and the Juniors were able to play on Saturday morning. Ocean Grove had a great day with 5 out of the 8 teams winning their matches. • 4 Girls played Waurn Ponds and won 5 - 34 to 1 - 23 • 7 Mixed unfortunately
couldn’t pull off a win against Western Heights at their home courts, the scores were 1 - 15 to 5 - 35 • 8 Boys also had a loss with Moolap winning 4 - 32 and Ocean Grove 2 -19 • 10 Mixed had a great day at Home against Western Heights. OG won 6 - 36 to 0 - 14, with one of the doubles sets going to a tie break
• 11 Boys couldn’t quite pull off a win against Geelong Lawn. Final scores were 1 -16 to 5 -32. • 13 Boys blitzed playing Grovedale with an outstanding win 6 - 36, 0 - 16. • 14 Mixed played at Bannockburn and had a brilliant win 6 -36 to 0- 4 • 17 Mixed played a closely scored match against Waurn Ponds, but brought home the
points winning 4-28 to 2-20. All around a fun Saturday for Ocean Grove Tennis Club, wins or losses all teams had a great time playing. It’s not too early to express an interest to play next season. Why not come down to the club on a Saturday morning, or contact the club for enquiries.
Savannah Matthews (10 mixed).
Tom Souter (13 boys).
Jaweria Shah (10 mixed).
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grove news bellarine bears baseball
Mixed results for Bears WEEK FIVE & SIX A Grade: Week 5 saw a loss for Bellarine, going down 7-5. Tyson O’Keefe pitched a great game of 4 innings with 4 earned runs against him. Tyson’s father Adam had a great day in his first game for the season, with 2 hits and an RBI. Wayne Visser closed out the game for the Bears, pitching for 3 innings and having 2 earned runs off him. Chris Barker also had one very amazing game, hitting a double and scoring 3 RBI’s for the game. In Week 6, frustration would have been showing through for the Bears, as it was just walk after walk. 2 double base hits from Nathan Paul and Wayne Visser were just not enough to help the Bears over at all, going down
16-4 to the opponents. Both Tyson O’Keefe and Wayne Visser pitched again this game, with Brad McKentish closing the game out. Knowing that they were earning all of their runs too would have also been frustrating. Other highlights for the game came from Lyndon Hockey, brothers Matt and Steve Osborn and again Tyson O’Keefe, all scoring a run each. A Reserve: Week 5 and yet another loss for the A Reserve Bears, going down 12-4. Alex Hockey pitched this week, for 2 innings and no earned runs. This could be due to many things, but it is more than likely errors on the field. Matt Price had a good game, scoring 2 hits and 2 RBI’s for his side. Week 6 finally scored
Bellarine the win they had been wanting, scoring 7 runs to 3. Father and son team David and Josh Crotty pitched majority of the game, with Andrew Riddett having a go at the end. A couple of errors were made in the field but made no real difference to the eventual end. Hits from Josh Crotty, Andrew Riddett and Damien Visser got the team off to a great start. Runs were scored by 6 different people. A two base and a single base hit also from Visser at the end were brilliantly done to help the Bears with their win. C Grade 1&2: In the fifth round for both Bellarine teams, the Blues were able to get the close win, while the Reds suffered their second loss. In the Blues
game, errors were just constantly being made by their opponent, which was allowing the runs through, whereas little errors were made by the Blues and their opponents had to work for the runs. Father and son team Peter and Brad Hockey both had a great day, on the mound and with the bat, and Jess Riddett did well to score 3 RBI’s. The Reds kept up with their opponents up until their last innings, where the opponents scored 8 runs. Fielding was a consistent part of the day, even though the runs were being scored. Even though Red’s were getting on base, it just wasn’t being converted into the runs needed. In Week 6, the Blues had a one run loss and the Reds
had a draw. In the Red’s game, both teams had to fight and work hard for their runs, as there were very few errors being made out in the field. Jason Love had a great day out, both catching the full game and getting on base twice scoring one run. The opponent’s 3rd baseman had quite an arm, so getting on base if the ball was hit anywhere near this guy was very hard. In the game for the Blues, the weather seemed to affect their game and the opponents got the jump in the first innings. Hits were consistent between both of the teams. In the end it was the last innings, with runners on third and second, 2 down where an unfortunate error cost Blues the win.
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OCEAN Grove local Mark Stone is living proof that you do really get better with age, writes Mark Heenan. Earlier this month, the 52-year-old successfully defended his Noosa Blue Water 1 kilometre swim title in the 50-54 age group after claiming the 2011 event in the same age group. The event is held at the Mountain Creek Mooloolaba Swimming Club in Noosa. Meanwhile in the 2 kilometre event, the Boroughcoutas
Swim Club member finished in sixth spot, an improvement of four places from the 2011 event. “The event attracts some really good swimmers, we had some great swimmers competing in all age groups including some former Olympians,” Stone said last week. In other news, local Ocean Grove Mike Nicol finished second in his age group. A group of 20 swimmers from the Boroughcoutas Swim Club attended the Noosa event.
Claudia shows true Britt on the sports field BRITT is a synonymous name when it comes to sport in the Ocean Grove region. Mother Jo-Anne is the president of the Ocean Grove Netball Club, daughter Carly plays C-Grade netball at Ocean Grove, while son Sean plays football in the Grubbers reserves’ grade. Meanwhile youngest son Paddy is a keen tennis player and plays in the section nine grade at Barwon Heads. Now meet the fourth and youngest sibling, Claudia Britt, who is proving to be a massive hit on the netball and tennis court. The Star of the Sea Ocean Grove Grade Six Primary School student this week headed to Melbourne and was part of the Victoria Primary School Team Netball team trials. Next Monday, the sports enthusiast is off to Melbourne again for the Victoria Primary School
Team Tennis trials. Claudia said she thoroughly enjoyed playing both sports at a representative level, but preferred the team aspects to netball. “They are both sitting equally, I think netball is more of team sport, so I enjoy that, not as much pressure,” Claudia recalled. “I normally play Tennis in the summer and winter netball at Ocean Grove.” Claudia, a keen swimmer, plays Under 13 1’s netball at Ocean Grove. Claudia joins fellow Star of the Sea primary school representatives Lachlan Hart (Basketball) and Ashlee Duhamel (Netball) who have made the second stage of the Victorian Primary School Team trials in their chosen sports.
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Emily Gardiner in the Open Women.
Day for the power surfers AFTER a postponement due to inclement weather and poor surf, 13th Beach Boardriders third comp for 2012 got underway on Sunday 20th of May at First Car Park. It was the first comp held on a Sunday for a long time, numbers were high, with many of the old faces competing for the first time this year. With the left bank producing very solid, challenging waves in the 3 to 5 foot region it was definitely a day for the power surfers as the final results proved. Standouts for the day were Josh JohnsonBaxter, who has taken out every Open A Comp this Year. Henry Hutchins and Will Dickson who demonstrated great composure and skill by winning the Under 14 and Under 16 divisions respectively, Cam Lamperd took out the Senior Men’s Division with a display of gouges and cutbacks that would have stood out against the Open A’s. Toby Lee took out his first Open B comp on his return to competitive surfing and the battle between Jemima Hutchins and Emily Gardener in the Open Women’s Division was spectacular. Results were:
Cadets: Bronson Field.
U/14: Henry Hutchins, Sam Harris, Fergus Willet, Bodie Williams U/16: Will Dickson, Henry Hutchins, Bronson Field, Fergus Willet U/18: Charlie Bowers, Kajeera Jenkins, Darcy Berry, Nelson Ruseler Senior Men: Cameron Lamperd, Shane Eagles, Marcus Casey, Shane Vincent Masters: Mark Willet, Grant Hutchins, Mark Hutson, Nath Zinn Open Women: Jemima Hutchins, Emily Gardener, Ash Wall, Mel B Open B: Toby Lee, Chris Jansen, James Jacobi, Cole Rush Open A: Josh Johnson-Baxter, Ben Collier, Shawn Todd, Gus Harfield The competitive side of the club will slow down over the next few months with the next comp to be held in August. There will however be some special treats during the winter months to keep members active and very satisfied, so keep an eye on the club’s facebook page for all the details of these events as well as all the photos from this comp. Hope to see you all in the water soon Gaz
Mark Hutson in the Masters.
Seniors: Mark Casey.
Masters: Mark Willett.
Pictures: GARY STEPHENS
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Club champs tee off
Top: life member Peter Lewis. Left: Roger Harkin, Kade Diamond, Terry Swindells and Justin Lindsay.
GOLFER Scott Beyer hit up the Ocean Grove Golf Club greens last weekend to defend his Men’s Club Championship title. The Men’s Club Championship which is held over four days, commenced last Saturday and Sunday and wraps up this weekend. It has been a busy month for Beyer, a former Ocean Grove local, after flying from Melbourne to Perth back and forth in recent weeks due to his work commitments in the construction industry. Beyer, who won the 2011 event with scores of 68, 78, 68, 75, said the winner will need to have an excellent short game to win the coveted prize.
Laitia Nacagilevu and Will Takuizua.
“The person who can putt the best will be the one that comes out at the end on top,” Beyer said. “It is not a long course it will help if you have a good short game.” Beyer, 27, who now lives in Geelong and plays off a handicap of three, played at Ocean Grove earlier this month in preparation for the four-day event. He expects Tyron Cover, the winner of last year’s Ocean Grove Golf Club Open, Dave Bate and Rodger Harkin to be the main challengers for this
year’s event. “I played there on a Saturday (earlier this month) and that was the first game I have played there in five weeks,” Beyer said. “The course is very wet at the moment, but the course is in very good condition.” Beyer has played regularly at the Ocean Grove Golf Club for the past 15 years. “I have been playing there as a young junior and I have always kept ties with the club,” Beyer said. Earlier this year, Beyer got married to his wife Corrine in February. He recently spent his honeymoon in Hawaii and played a round of golf at the prestigious Kauai Golf Club.
Simon Walters and Andrew Clancy.
Match committee members John King, Sally Schaller, Ray Kidd, Veronica Barfoot and Peter Brown.
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The Wednesday night tennis girls started early with a fund raiser for their Relay for Life in November - raising just over $400. A wonderful night was had with a scrumptious two course meal followed by a fashion parade presented by Kairos in Grove. By all accounts the models did a fantastic job and looked terrific. A great night was had by all.
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Despite a Lara Williams goal Waves women fell to a more determined Deakin Ducks side on Saturday. This was the Ocean Grove sides’s first defeat of the season and they still sit at the top of the ladder.
Bellarine Storm - Junior Basketball U12 Boys BELLARINE 38 def Broadmeadows 24 U12 Girls BELLARINE 44 def Altona (3) 25 U14 Boys(1) BELLARINE 47 def by Melton 51 U14 Girls BELLARINE 32 def Whittlesea 18 U16 Boys BELLARINE 38 def Knox (3) 33
U16 Girls(1) BELLARINE 47 def Whittlesea (2) 41 U18 Boys BELLARINE 40 def Bulleen (3) 39 U16 Girls (2) BELLARINE 22 def by Keilor (2) 45 U14 Boys (2) BELLARINE 42 def
Keilor (4) 26 U16 Boys (2) BELLARINE 32 def by Geelong (2) 44 BELLARINE STORM RESULTS 25/5/2012 (Results unavailable due to VJBL server down) REPORTS U12Girls
Storm U12Girls remain unbeaten on top of the ladder in metro 2 competition after defeating Eltham 2 on Friday. Lucy McEvoy is in great form and continues to provide headaches for opponents with her ability to break down defences with her
excellent ball handling skills and scoring ability. Lucy is well supported by a rapidly improving Agnes Emma – Nnopu and her sister Antoinette, Immy Sharp, Alaina Peacock, Mieke Tatlock, Tessa Longden and Holly Perkins.
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The Voice Business Directory COMPUTER SALES & REPAIRS HEALTH & FITNESS (continued)
Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals 0412 102145 Bells By The Beach Holiday House 0403 221737 Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park 5251 5744 Portarlington Beach Motel 5259 3801
BITS IT Services OG Tech SeeCureIT Onsite Repairs Shah’s Computer World/Fahim
Seaviews Manor TLC Aged Care
Able Antenna Service Lonsdale Antennas Point Lonsdale Television
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Collier and Reid Architects de Atelier Architects Drent Architecture & Interiors
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ART GALLERIES Asiz Art Gallery & Studio
AUDIO EQUIPMENT & REPAIRS Bellarine Audio
Andersons Auto Care Bellarine Auto Services Drysdale Smash Repairs Gardiner Automotive Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) Parts 4 Automotive Peninsula Collision Repairs Sheen Panel Service
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BABY AND CHILD Let Em Loose Sandi’s Spot
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ANZ Bendigo Bank NAB Westpac
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Beauty by Sarah 0439 306157 Dream Spa & Beauty Studio 5255 3111 Hydrate Beauty 0411 240 564 Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon 5255 5844 Salon Grove 0408 172062 The Smooth Spot 0431 196007
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CONVEYANCING Sargeants Conveyancing Surfside Conveyancing Vines Conveyancing
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DELICATESSEN The Olive Pit
Melbourne Demolitions VIC
0422 564 878
Dr Alastair McCallum Ocean Grove Dental Clinic
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DISABILITY EQUIPMENT Geelong Wheelchairs Scoot Mobility Scooters
5244 0844 0427 313771
DRESSMAKING Alterations and Repairs
Brendon Brice Electrical
0416 165855 Craig Stevens Electrical Contractor 0412 518400 I&S Ransom Electrical 0418 336670 Modern Spark 0419 888277 Oaten Electrical 0402 637781
Laker Engineering Ocean Grove Engineering
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Ian Pattison Jewellers
ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC Haze Music Booking Agents
Bellarine Timber & Fencing Jim’s Fencing Just Paling Fences Know A Fence Portarlington Fencing
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Step into Life
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HEALTH & WELLBEING
13th Beach Osteopathy 5254 2668 A Touch of Class Remedial Massage 5255 5137 Bellarine Podiatry 5256 2019 Bellarine Remedial & Sports Massage 0417 331694
Epic Health Medical Clinic
5256 2500 Geelong Physiotherapy Ocean Grove 5255 5755 Hypnotherapist - Susanne Thatcher 0432 395709 Just Being Centre for Self 0405 134 223 OG Chinese Medicine 0432 961910 OG Remedial Massage Centre 5255 3358 Ocean View Massage 0414 893719 Seaside Serenity 0403 956900 The Weight Works - Weight Loss 5250 1015 Waurn Ponds Hearing Clinic 5245 7940
Ocean Grove Hire
Smartline Mortgage Brokers
HOMEWARES & GIFTS Moss Grotto Homewares The Red Pidgeon
Barwon Heads Hotel Drysdale Hotel
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INTERNET CAFES Piping Hot Chicken Shop
IRONING SERVICES Green Steam Sunrise Ironing
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Cleo Fine Jewellery Ian Pattison Jewellers
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONST’N
CMS Landscaping, Design & Construction 0419483395 Lindsay Marriott Landscape & Construction 0417 349176 Nathan Hovey Landscaping & Maintenance 0411 571482
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Ocean Grove Garden Centre & Landscaping
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Vines Lawyers Coulter Roache Lawyers
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BRIDAL WEAR DESIGNER Isabella Design
BUILDING DESIGNERS Le Maistre Michael Higgins Building Design
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Ocean Grove Quality Butchers Pretty’s Prime Cuts
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CARPET CLEANING Carpet Cleaners Geelong
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Bar Deli on the Run Bellarine Catering
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Drysdale Carpet Court Tile Boutique
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BUILDERS & NEW HOMES Beechmore Building Solutions Coastyle Building Solutions Duncan Pascoe Builders Geelong Homes Heyward Constructions Hotondo Homes Howard Hughes Builder Taragin Homes
Coastal Business Services Core Financial Planning Lighthouse Business Services Roche Accounting WHK Accountants
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Greater Geelong Garages Grove Roller Doors
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GARDEN & HOME MAINTENANCE Bellarine Black Diamond Garden Service
Blooming Branches Creecy’s Excavating Hey Mr Mowing Man Lasty’s Property Maintenance & Renovations
Ruby’s Mowing Ocean Grove
Frenchy’s Coastal Glazing
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MORTGAGES Smartline Mortgage Brokers
Ocean Grove Music School
NURSERIES McOuats Nursery
OFFICE SUPPLIES Press Here
Greg Sly Optometrist Ocean Eyes Optometrists
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SHADES, TENTS, ANNEXES Canvas & Vinyl Solutions Ezy Shades Australia P/L
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Murfs Longboards Surf Shop
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T G Freeman & Assoc
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TATOOISTS Coastline Tattoo
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Cobras under 14s v Barwon Heads
In the Under 14s division 6 match up between Cobras 2 and Barwon Heads the home side took the honours with a 10.7.67 to 4.7.31 win. Jackson Peters kicked four majors and was one of the best on ground with Luke Fisher, Declan Bradley, Hamish Drake and Ryan Symonds.
Ocean Grove under 16s THE firsts ventured out to Lara and were outclassed by a slick Lara side going down 11.13.79 to 4.9.33. Jacob Nicholson and Curtly Balshaw gave us great drive off their wings. Matt Caldow and Che Durran won plenty of hard ball. In defence Brayden Warren and Ned Thorley competed well all day. Up forward Rob Procter played a lone hand and was rewarded with 3 excellent goals, with Luke Bastiaan chipping in for our other goal.
The firsts then played Bell Park and in a scrappy game lost 6.7.43 to 3.7.25. A 3 goal burst in the 3rd quarter by Bell Park split the game open and we were unable to bridge the gap. Che Durran and Ned Holland were excellent in their endeavours in the midfield and won plenty of the ball. Ned Thorley and Luke Smyth continue their development with good games, and Andy Douglass was rewarded with his good seconds form and played a good game.
GOALKICKERS - James Hodder, Jacob Nicholson, and Curtly Balshaw kicked one each. The seconds travelled out to Inverleigh and can hold their heads high despite being beaten 10.8.68 to 6.5.41. Around the ground Jed Evans and Isaac Wilkins did well, and the defence was led by fine games from Riley Denneman, Andy Douglass, and Sam Pfeiffer. GOALKICKERSJohn Bjornenak, Daniel McManus, Vincent
McDonald, Jake Taylor, Anthony Wilkens, and Jack Benjamin all kicked a goal apiece. The seconds then followed up with their best win of the season to date comprehensively beating Modewarre/ GWSP 15.11.101 to 6.9.45. We set the tone early with a brilliant 1st quarter of running and link up play. What was pleasing was that we maintained this effort for the full 4 quarters, kicking multiple goals in each quarter.
Down back Jack Ness, Ben Ryan, and Tom Beasley were excellent. Jed Evans gave first use to a fleet of runners led by Isaac Wilkins and John Bjornenak. We had multiple avenues to goal and a good spread of goalkickers. GOALKICKERS - Jack Benjamin 3, Ben Sanders, James Teague, and Jake Taylor 2 each, and 1 to John Bjornenak, Jed Evans, Vincent McDonald, James McGarry, Daniel McManus, and Anthony Wilkens.
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On top of their game
Above, Ocean Grove under 13 (div 2) line up against Portarlington, and right under 15 div 1action.
THE juniors had a good day against Portarlington in the Saturday competition with only one team (u/19s) tasting defeat. All the other teams from the under 13’s through to the under 17’s have consolidated their positions in the top 3 of their competitions. The under 19s really wanted and needed this game and they had their chances to win thanks to some great team play. Unfortunately Portarlington was as equally committed and showed a bit more polish when it counted.
Emma Doolan, Eden Bolton and Siobhan Baker were best for Ocean Grove and showed their teammates the way. It was a solid effort from all of the girls against a quality opponent, but the loss now sees them sitting fifth on the ladder so they will be keen to get some wins on the board in the coming weeks to keep their final’s hopes alive. Round 7 results Saturday comps Grove V Portarlington Ocean Grove u/19: 21-27 Best: Emma Doolan, Eden Bolton, Siobhan Baker
u/17-1: 38-7 Laura Ellis, Molly Evans, Zanna Woods u/17-2: 33-4 Bridget England, Erin Mercer u/15-1: 25-16 Bridey McElligott, Keely Peatling, Meg Richardson u/15-2: 32-7 Greta Gant, Lizzie Lowe, Amina King u/13-1: 18-12 Emily Moroney, Michaela Giblin, Molly Winter u/13-2: 15-5 Loretta Doyle, Isabel Jones, Ashlee Duhamel Friday Night comps In the Friday night
competitions at Kardinia Park, the Ocean Grove teams have been going along nicely and are all playing great “Ocean Grove” style netball. Perhaps the best performed of these teams is the All Abilities team. They sit atop the ladder in their competition and are thus far undefeated. Their latest effort was a one goal victory against second placed Bell Park. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the task is enviable and look out any team who thinks they can upset their winning streak. Other results from Friday
comps 18 May Ocean Grove best u/17-3: 30-22 Sth Bar 22 Elise Trower, Keely Boswell, Naomi LeMaistre u/15-3: 9-16 v South Barwon Indiana Van Someren, Sofie Beale, Shaynesha Page. u/15-4: 4-18 v Sth Barwon Bryley Reid, Gemma Dunne, Emily Prendergast u/13-3: 12-13 v St Marys Brooke Vigilante, Phoebe Humprey, Sarah Bastiaan u/13-4: 8-20 v St Marys Brogan Cooper, Clementine Traynor-Miner.
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C Grade scored their first win of the season over Portarlington.
B grade action against Port’.
Great day on courts Ocean Grove Netball Round 7 Ocean Grove took on Portarlington in round 7 of the Bellarine and District Netball Association last weekend and from a club point of view, the day was an outstanding success with Ocean Grove winning 9 of the 11 games. A-Grade Portarlington 64 defeated Ocean Grove 53 Ocean Grove went into this game with a realistic winning chance as Portarlington have been keeping them company in the bottom half of the premiership ladder this year. However, after an even first half, Ocean Grove couldn’t match Portarlington in the second half and ultimately went down by 11 goals. In defence, Lauren Ollis, Kelly McIntosh and Krystal Boswell kept the heat on their opponents and were largely instrumental in keeping their team in the game. Their pressure contributed to Portarlington coughing the ball up which enabled Grace Caldow and Jaimie George to move the ball slickly down the court with clever passing. In attack, Tina Birch, Zanna Woods and Elkanah Foott worked the ball into the goal ring and their conversion rate was healthy. Tina finished the game with 28 goals while Zanna wasn’t far behind with 24. Although they were
disappointed not to get the points, the players absorbed the coaches post-match feedback and promising signs are showing for the rest of the season. B-Grade Ocean Grove 47 defeated Portarlington 28 The B-graders kept their finals hopes alive with a solid victory on the back of a shooting exhibition from Tina Birch who netted 35 goals. She was aided in the goal circle by Emma Doolan and they were the beneficiaries of the tireless work done through the centre court by Bree Fankhauser and Luci Ross who dominated their opponents. Their work also took the pressure off the defensive team of Sarah DeGenaro, Kelsey Ollis and Paula Birch who worked the ball out of defence smoothly to capitalise on the turnovers. C Grade Ocean Grove 29 defeated Portarlington 24 Despite their best efforts, Ocean Grove found themselves behind on the scoreboard at half-time in this tense battle. However, to their credit the girls stuck to their game plan and lifted their work rate in the second half and were rewarded with a welldeserved win. Ocean Grove had winners all over the court. The defensive trio of Emma Collins, Danielle Vicary and Christie Clark
displayed true grit in the heat of the battle and kept the scoreboard damage to a minimum. The midcourt of Jessica Grace, Sharna McNamara and Emma Mooney steered the team to the win with controlled passing and ball movement. In the goal circle Famie Needham and Cath Slevin finished off the good work from up the court showing great poise when it mattered most. D Grade Ocean Grove 24 defeated Portarlington 15 It was only a matter of time! After a draw against Barwon Heads and a 1 goal loss to Anglesea in their last two games, a win was coming. And they never looked like losing. Jodie Boland and Carly Britt lead the way with four classy, solid quarters and this ensured that Ocean Grove was always in command. They stuck to their systems throughout the game which enabled a good avenue to the goal circle where Cath Slevin and Georgia Ellis cleaned up. Emma Collins was strong in defence and was ably assisted by Jen Vaningen, Kate Mason and Danielle Vicary. In what was the ultimate team effort, Bec Kenny and Alysha Milnes also made major contributions. A well deserved win and who knows what’s around the corner now that they’ve broken the ice.
A grade action against Port’.
D grade celebrated their first win of the season.
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Grubbers help Bellarine to big win
Grove Reserves v Portarlington.
Favourite Drink? Victoria Bitter (VB). Favourite food? Fettucini Carbonara. Favourite holiday destination? Fiji. If you went to deserted island what one item would you bring? A Footy. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook Grove under 18.
THREE Ocean Grove senior footballers played a role in the Bellarine Football Leagueâ€™s massive 20-goal win over Western Border Football League in last weekendâ€™s Victorian Country Football League Championships. Bellarine 24.19.163 easily accounted for Western Border 6.7.43 in their match at Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Saturday. The Grubbers representatives included Ocean Grove co-captain Pete Corredig, Tom Roberts and Louie Holmer. Corredig and Holmer both kicked one goal in the win. It was the first match the Bellarine Football League, coached by former Bell Park GFL premiership winning coach John Fitzgerald, has won in five years. MEANWHILE the Bellarine Football League Under 18 team scored a resounding 108-point win over the Ballarat Football League in the curtain rasier match at Simonds Stadium. Final scores were Bellarine 19.20.134 to Ballarat 4.2.26. Ocean Grove had four represenatives including Andy Higgins, who has played seven games with the Grubber seniors in 2012, Nathan Walter, Dylan Moroney and Paul Dreher. Both Higgins and Dreher each kicked one goal in the win.
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Ocean Grove seniors versus Portarlington.
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Full on four quarters A BAG of five goals from star Grubbers Daniel Maloney, Pete Corredig and Louie Holmer helped Ocean Grove compile a 119-point demolition over Portarlington on May 19. Final scores were Ocean Grove 24.19.163 to Portarlington 6.8.44. Ocean Grove coach Cameron McGregor said it had been the club’s most complete four-quarter performance for the season. The Grubbers put on a clinic in the first half kicking 12 goals to 1 goal against the lowly ranked Demons. “It was probably our best four-quarter effort for the
season, we have identified that we are playing reasonable football, without playing great,” McGregor said. “I think the last couple of weeks we are starting to play a lot better.” Dynamic midfielder and forward Liam Rock, who shrugged off a recent rib complaint after the Anglesea clash in Round six, was named in the Grubbers’ best along with Ocean Grove Co-captains Rowan O’Callaghan and Pete Corredig and
youngster Jack Rawlings. McGregor said despite his team almost securing a 20-goal win, he believed Portarlington had shown improvement from last season. “The emphasis was to get off to a good start, we got two or three goals in the first four minutes,” he said. “We got to play and dictate the game on our terms, which was ideal and there a club that has improved over the last two years. “We were pretty happy to win by 20 goals, because Portarlington are certainly not 20 goals worse than us.”
SCOREBOARD OCEAN GROVE 24.19-163 defeated PORTARLINGTON 6.8-44 Ocean Grove goal kickers: P. Corredig 5, D. Maloney 5, L. Hollmer 5, T. Gavin 3, J. Rawlings 2, M. Stewart , S. Fairway , T. Doherty , B. Ricardo Best Players: L. Rock, P. Corredig, R. O’’Callaghan, J. Rawlings, L. Hollmer, M. Stewart
Fergus first OCEAN Grove schoolboy Fergus Willet has won the under 13 section of the VicRoads Victorian Scholastic Titles. The Star of the Sea student who lives in Barwon Heads won the competition after it was relcoated to the safer location of Smiths Beach. Reveling in the cleaner
and more manageable conditions Willet locked in two great scores mid way through the final, finding some of the longest rides of the day. The win was a first for Willet, who was ecstatic at the presentations. “I think this might be the first contest I have ever won” Willet said. “I will take a lot of confidence from my win
today”. Willet finished ahead of Sam Harris (Geelong College). Codie Jeffrey (Newhaven Primary School) and Jan Luedtke (Bayswater South Primary School) finished in third and fourth positions respectively. • 13th Beach Surfing page 29.
Fergus Willet in action at Smiths Beach.
SEASIDE SHOWDOWN THIS Saturday’s clash between seaside rivals Ocean Grove and Queenscliff looms as a showdown between Bellarine Football League’s two biggest heavyweights, writes Mark Heenan. Both the Grubbers and Coutas remain undefeated after seven rounds of the BFL. On Saturday May 19, Queenscliff thrashed Torquay, who were unbeaten after six rounds, by 58 points at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve. This week, Ocean Grove coach Cameron McGregor wrote an open letter to the Voice newspaper asking the local community for hometown support for the Round eight clash. He expects the rivalry between the two clubs to grow further in the coming years with Queenscliff and Ocean Grove in the right position to pounce for some illusive
silverware. “Queenscliff views us as their greatest rival,” McGregor said. “We have probably still got Battle of the Bridge rivalry (against Barwon Heads) and Drysdale have been historically a big rival for us. “Queenscliff and Ocean Grove is like the rivalry between St Kilda and Geelong (In the AFL) from a few years ago, where both sides are young and promising. “I think both sides will be up there at the top of the BFL ladder for a little while, because we’re both young lists.” McGregor believes the Coutas are in better form than the side that won last year’s BFL premiership under former coach Heath Jamieson against Geelong Amateur. While Jamieson and star forward Dylan ChaplinBurch, who won last year’s
league Les Ash Medal, have now departed the club he said Queenscliff had recruited well in the off-season. Chaplin-Burch starred last season kicking 96 goals in the home and away season. This season, Queenscliff have dominated the BFL competition with their average winning margin exceeding 10 goals. On the flip side, Ocean Grove has picked up some handy additions with ex-Lara GFL player Louie Holmer kicking 20 goals from his seven games, while Tom Roberts has strengthen the Grubbers’ defence and Michael Stewart bolstering the team’s ruck flexibility. “They are the side to beat without a doubt,” McGregor said. “Their forward line is still very potent, they picked up a young kid from St Mary’s, Danny Daniel Degois, who
kicked seven goals against Torquay last round. “They have versatility around the ground, they have got blokes around the ground who kick goals. “It is their leg speed, their fitness base and certainly from all accounts they are a bit stronger than what they were last year. “I think they have definitely improved on last season and their results have proved that.” The match-up against the Coutas is the start of a massive month ahead for the Grubbers, who face Torquay, Drysdale and the much improved Modewarre in the following weeks. All teams are likely to figure prominently in this year’s BFL finals series. Saturday’s senior game between Ocean Grove and Queenscliff at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve starts at 2:10pm.
Grove in action against Portarlington.
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