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January 12, 2011

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ICONIC Aussie blues band Chain is booked to play the Ocean Grove Hotel in March Considered by many the originators of ‘Oz Blues’, Chain, have been going since 1968. They are still the only blues band in the world to have a number one on Australian charts(Black’n’Blue) as well as a number two (Judgement). Founder member/ guitarist Phil Manning & singer/harmonica player Matt each have highly successful careers as solo performers,. According to Rolling Stone magazine: "Chain's influence on Australian music has been enormous. They are renowned for their onstage chemistry and for being unafraid to admit their Australianness." Chain play on March 10. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 8pm Tickets $25at the door or $20 from

BELLARINE Police are encouraging witnesses of an Ocean Grove graffiti attack on Thursday morning to come forward, writes Carly Helweg. The Bellarine Police Station on Presidents Avenue and Salon Moshka in The Terrace were both ‘tagged’ at approximately 2:15am on Thursday January 6. Senior Sergeant Gary Coombes said they have footage of the attack on the station and believe two cars drove past at the time it took place. “We would like to speak to any witnesses that drove past about 2:15am,” he said. Police are looking for a man in his late teens to early twenties wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants, has short fair hair, is reasonably tall and has a slim to medium build. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Bellarine Police Station on 5256 2698.

MORE than 5,000 people visited Ocean Grove’s Tranquility Fair on Saturday, story and pictures on pages 10-11. Pictured in the globe, Chris and Meg Badrock from Ocean Grove.


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At only nine and ten, it’s likely the two young Ocean Grove girls have developed a lifetime of fun in just four hour and a half lessons. Proprietors Scott and Tracey Rodgers, owners of Koombahla Park Equestrian Centre for the past 11 years have recently added Riding School activities to the Agistment, Horse Training and Riding Instruction services currently available at Koombahla Park. For details see www. Charlotte Piec. au

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Rock Up for movie OCEAN Grove’s inaugural open air cinema night screening of Mama Mia attracted a 400-strong family audience on New Year’s Day.

With refreshments, face painting and great weather the crowd began filing in just after 6pm for the movie that began a little after 9pm.



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Screening began playing just as night fell and armed with rugs, mozzie spray and the onscreen sing-a-long words to ABBA’s greatest hits, the movie night developed an unusual and gentle party atmosphere among the gums of Ocean Grove Park. For those that arrived early they were treated to the tricks of modern day open air cinema, although there was little advantage in being at the front as the screen was visible from well back in the crowd. Organiser Michele Mitten said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves together.” The next show of this year’s two shows will be this Saturday (January 15) and will feature the movie Up. Admission is free thanks to the sponsorship of local businesses ANZ, Bolzano, CJ Keane, Club Grove, Hotondo, KYO, the Mex and Dunes, Ocean Grove Hotel, Ocean Grove Pizza, Prestige Jayco, Splish Splash Car Wash as well as Barwon Coast, Geelong Community Enterprise, the City of Greater Geelong and the Voice newspaper and the support of OGAN. As with the previous show, entertainment and stalls including free face painting, free balloon twisthers, the CFA sausage sizzle, pop corn, fairy floss, slushies and coffee, begin at 7pm and the movie starts at 9.15pm. Bring a rug or deckchair.

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Praise for New Year revellers BELLARINE police have praised the way New Years Eve revelers conducted themselves at the Ocean Grove Main Beach foreshore this year, writes Carly Helweg. Senior Sergeant Gary Coombes said they were pleased with the way people acted in public on New Year’s Eve. “Down on the main beach, behaviour, I’d say, was very

good, much better than the previous six years behaviour,” he said. Police targeted public and underage drinking this year and in conjunction with local liquor shops, worked to prevent a large amount of alcohol reaching the foreshore area. “We’ve done a fair bit of work this year to regulate the amount of alcohol making it to the beachfront,” Senior

Sergeant Coombes said. “We weren’t overwhelmed with alcohol which is representative of the work we’ve been doing.” Bellarine Police are also appealing for information from the community about several recent exposure incidents on 13th beach. Senior Sergeant Gary Coombes said they believe one man is targeting women

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in a non-physical way, exposing himself in public. “It’s important if people see anyone acting suspiciously along 13th Beach to give police a call on 000 as soon as possible,” Sergeant Coombes said. “As best they can, a physical description as well as a possible car and direction they are heading would be a great help to Police.”

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OCEAN Grove CFA was called to a barbecue on a Total Fire Ban Day and an unauthorized burn off in a back yard Barbie. The CFA wants to remind locals that although the incidents failed to escalate into anything serious, neither practice is allowed. After Monday (January 10) no burning off is allowed without a permit. The two incidents occurred in Wyatt Street and Osborne Street. Other call outs in the past fortnight have included a controlled burning in Ewing Drive, Barwon Heads, on December 29 and a serious car fire in Grubb Road on December 28. •Ocean Grove CFA is holding a Fire Ready meeting at the station in Shell Road tonight (January 12) at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend.

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Alistair McCooke with his daughters Evie (3) and Ruby (5).

Local Surf Lifesaver Alistair McCooke is using his role as an Australia Day Ambassador to promote tolerance and volunteerism throughout the community. On January 19, Alistair is taking part in an Australia Day panel discussion with five prominent Australians from different backgrounds to give their opinion on ‘Who are we, Australia?’ Alistair said the discussion was a way of promoting the ambassador program and prompting conversation in the community. “The committee allows each ambassador the chance to give their opinion of what they feel it is to be Australian,” he said. Australia Day Ambassadors are formal speakers on January 26 and perform roles such as giving

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out certificates to new Australian citizens. Alistair has been an ambassador for the national day since 2008 when he was a Victorian Australian of The Year Finalist. His work in promoting the use of life-saving automatic defibrillators in the community, role as Surf Lifesaver of the Year in 2004 and travel to Iraq and Saudi Arabia to train medics and implement emergency response procedures were all recognised in his nomination. Alistair said he feels humbled by having the role which allows him to be part of a network of different people from varying

backgrounds all working to help their community’s progress. “We’re not saying we’re the best at what we do, but we’re people trying our best.” Each ambassador on the panel will speak for five minutes and give their opinion of who we are as Australians, giving time for questions at the end. Alistair said he would like to focus on the benefit of volunteerism in the community and acceptance of other cultures within Australia, drawing on his experiences in the Middle East. “We have a great history of people coming from war torn countries and then becoming great Australian’s of the future,” he said. The discussion will take place at BMW Edge, Federation Square from 6pm until 7pm on the 19th.

The life and art of the Plover BIRDS Australia recently held a free Hooded Plover workshop for kids. The workshop, which included talks, photos and the chance to paint calico bags and masks, is all about raising awareness of the endangered coastal birds which have enjoyed some success in breeding locally. The workshop was held at the Rotunda. Left,Tracy and Amy Bregazzi, and right, learning about Plovers from Tanya Pyk of Birds Australia.




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Swoop on river hoons WATER Police have been busy tackling river hoons on the Barwon River. Among those served notice were two jet skiers going four times the speed limit in the estuary. Police say ten notices were served to boat and jet skiers in a dawn crackdown on Thursday. They say they were responding to complaints from other water users and holidaymakers. During the operation police stopped boats and carried out routine safety equipment and their licence checks as well as issuing speeding fines. The speed limit is 5-knot but officers say

some river users are closer to 20-knots. A police spokesman said: “The activity by Water Police down at Barwon Heads and in particular on the Barwon River is a part of their regular summer patrols. “At the moment Water Police are focusing on anti-social behaviour on the waterways in or with marine craft. “Water Police will be cracking down on those flaunting the Marine Laws and will be using new embargo provisions to seize craft and ban operators from using their craft,” he said.

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Dear Editor How I survived the blizzard of 2010. When the snow kept coming and the plows never did, my husband and I assumed the worst. We expected our annual holiday trip to Ocean Grove to turn into some kind of nightmare, but it was completely the opposite thanks to Bob at the Ocean Plaza Inn. Bob,the Inn keeper of the decade took care of us and the three other sets of guests staying

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Pictured above: Nancy Vescovo (second left) with Bob the amazing innkeeper centre with red hat.

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at the Inn along with a few neighbours as if we were family for the 3 days we were stuck there. He did everything but tuck us in at night. He trekked into Asbury Park for groceries, cooked 3 meals a day, offered to do laundry, dug out our cars. What could have been a horrible experience was a wonderful adventure we'll always remember. Nancy Vescovo Park Slope, Brooklyn

Editor’s note: And we thought we had a cold winter! As it turns out, although Nancy had mistaken our Ocean Grove newspaper for a New Jersey publication, she does have a friend with connections to our town. Thanks Nancy for sharing your story. Have you got links to our namesake? Please email us with details to: news@

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NOW OPEN It's midday, Ocean Grove Beach on New Year’s Eve 2010, and 41 degrees in the shade.

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Grove holds steady TOURIST numbers have stayed steady in Ocean Grove despite discussion of a busier than usual summer period. Popular with tourists and local campers alike, Barwon Coast General Manager Bob Jordan said that they were booked out over this summer period, an expected occurrence. “As usual our three camping areas are full, there are stacks of people around and a large number of families,” he said. Barwon Coast runs three camp sites in Barwon Heads and

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Ocean Grove along the Barwon River, two powered and one unpowered along the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Road. Bob said the amount of people that visit the camping grounds between the Christmas and Australia Day periods can be compared to the population of a small country town. “Over the period we have 6,000 to 7,000 people which is much

like managing a community,” he said. Bob praised the behaviour of the visitors to the parks and said that their family focus helps deter most anti-social actions. “We’ve had negligible incidents which come with running a community but we have a strong emphasis on families,” he said. Pharmacy Assistant Pam Schmidt has lived and worked in Ocean Grove for over 23 years and believes this year is busier than others after experiencing many summers in the town.

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Pam said that this year’s holiday period has been much busier than previous years and feels there are more people around the town centre. “It’s definitely busier than it has been, a few years ago it used to be this busy but the last few years not as much,” she said. “Customers are saying they can’t cross the road and they can’t find parks.” Do you think Ocean Grove has had a busier summer this year compared to others? Email


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Stella Armstrong of Warrandyte said: “I actually thought it was a bit quieter than other beachside towns like Phillip Island or Lorne.”

Luke Lauder of Ocean Grove said: “You can’t get car parks in Ocean Grove or Barwon Heads. There’s a lot more people around however in the caravan parks it feels quieter, there’s possibly more day trippers.”

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Visibility With the amount of rain we have had over the past weeks the growth of bushes, etc. surrounding houses has increased to a vast level. Please make sure that all the new growth is cut back to make your home visible to the street so as not to encourage thieves attending your property. It is important that all vehicles be locked when unattended, even when in your own driveway


As of today’s date we do not have any Crime Statistics to report. We will update these as soon as we are supplied with the information required. Holiday Influx Many people, young and old, will soon be moving into our area. Please be on the lookout (especially in shopping car parks) for car drivers and pedestrians who do not know the local laws regarding traffic flow, etc. Many are inclined to congregate in large numbers on footpaths, etc. and can block them, making it extremely hard to pass. Do not forget that courtesy is a great blessing. We have some of the most beautiful beaches and we ask that you be alert to any possible tragedies that can happen during the summer months. Surf Patrols man our beaches and it is requested that all observe “Swim between the flags” rules.

It is against the law to drink alcohol in public places and if this is observed, please notify the local police at 67 The Parade, Ocean Grove (phone 5256 2698) so that action can be taken and trouble avoided. Many boats, surf skis, etc. will be using our beaches and river and we ask the drivers to observe the speed rules pertaining to the area and watch carefully for swimmers that may also be using that facility. All dog walking areas are defined and printed in the local newspapers and we ask that you be aware of where these exist.




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or carport. Make sure that all valuable items, GPS, Phones, etc. are kept well out of sight. It does not take an enterprising thief long to obtain access to your vehicle, especially if left unlocked. Special mention must be made of Caravan Park car parks as a great number of vehicles are often left overnight, or even days unattended. If parking your vehicle in the street (or in a car park) during the night select a well-lit area and consider installing any of the following :- •An engine immobilizer •An ignition shield •A visible locking device •A battery isolator. As the weather gets warmer and we are again inundated with holiday makers and day trippers, we ask that people are vigilant as to what is happening around them. Crime prevention in the community is based mainly on the individual action of each member of the community to assist in lessoning the opportunities of crime occurring and as a community to observe

and report to the police (or Crime Stoppers) any examples seen. Keep an eye on neighbouring property, noting any movement of strange vehicles, etc. Keep all tools and equipment in a locked shed or garage. Lock all doors and windows when away from your premises, or if at home alone. Use deadlocks on exterior doors and windows where possible. Security mesh doors offer visibility and security. Bike Riders will now be out in large numbers, particularly with the influx of holidays makers (especially young people who do not necessarily know the road rules), so be aware of them at all times and give them room to ride on the road as well. Bike riders must be aware of the need to often ride one abreast when roads are narrow. Thought for the month We take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

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Bollywood in the park AT least 5,000 visitors rolled up to enjoy Ocean Grove’s Tranquillity Fair at the weekend, despite a steamy hot morning and plenty of rival attractions across the region. Organised with the intention of raising funds for the upkeep of Ocean Grove Park, the event has become a huge calendar draw with both visitors travelling to be at the fair and stallholders booking out sites months in advance. More than 120 stalls were booked up by November. Among the highlights of this year’s event was a riotously fun performance and workshop from the Geelong Bollywood Dance group. The group of six performers had locals up and swaying to

the infectious beat late in the afternoon. The music ranged from opening act Catherine Sanzaro, to the reggae kings the Scion Pirates, to more familiar faces in Stephen McEwan and Yes Men through to the roaming accordion skills of Dave Evans and The Band Who Knew Too Much. Park president Colin Atkins said: “We were very pleased with the result given the weather being too hot in the morning, and of course the other events that were on around the Bellarine, we thought that we had a really good day and we think, from what people tell us, that everyone really enjoyed themselves.”

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The Barkhut Restaurant – a replica of an Australian Cattlemans hut, is situated in Ti-Tree Village Holiday resort, Ocean Grove. With Australian memorabilia hanging throughout the hut, the Barkhut is definitely an interesting dining venue. The unique use of Native Australian spices and berries

throughout the A la Carte menu allows you to experience a traditional Australian meal with a difference. Hickory flavoured kangaroo, Lamb Shanks, our own homemade Munthari berry and feta pork sausages and our chicken breast “ stuffed “ with washed rind cheese and Davidson plums are to name

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YOUNG ADULTS 12-17 YEAR OLDS Drop In/Youth Group Friday from 4th February 6pm to 9pm During school term Cost: $5.00 per week in house activities, external excursions approx $15.00 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN Yoga Dance (5-10 year olds) Monday 4.30pm from 7th February Member Fee: $77.00 8x1 hour sessions Non Member: $87.00 8x1 hour sessions Wednesday 4.30pm from 9th February Member Fee: $87.00 9x1hour sessions Non Member: $97.00 9x1 hour sessions Tutor: Tara Lynch Chess For Primary School Children Tuesday 4pm from 8th February Member Fee: $2.00 per 1 hour session Non Member: $3.50 Tutor: Malcolm Hughes FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS Music and Movement with Jo (2-3 year olds) Monday 9.15am from 7th February Member Fee: $74.00 8x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $84.00 8x¾ hour sessions Tutor: Jo Clarke Music and Movement with Jo (4-5 Year Olds) Monday 10.15am from 7th February Member Fee: $74.00 9x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $84.00 9x¾ hour sessions Tutor: Jo Clarke Yoga Dance (3-5 year olds) Thursday 2.15pm from 10th February OR Wednesday 2.15pm from 9th February Member Fee: $87.00 9x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $97.00 9x¾ hour sessions Tutor: Tara Lynch Playgroup (0-5 year olds) Tuesday 9.30am from 8th February OR Friday 9.30am from 4th February Member Fee: $30.00 per child, for one day per week, $45.00 per child for two days per week. 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $40.00 per child, for one day per week, $55.00 per child for two days per week. Member Family rate: 2 children or more $50 per term one day a week or $70 for two days per week Tutor: Lisa Davis 3 Year Old Playgroup Tuesday 11.15am from 8th February Member Fee: $40.00 10x2 hour sessions Non Member: $50.00 10x2 hour sessions Tutor: Lisa Davis NATIONALLY RECOGNISED TRAINING For some courses, training is provided with Victorian Government funding. Funding is available for eligible participants through Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE) and Skills Victoria program funding. Those seeking funded places must meet the funding criteria to be eligible. Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30808) Information session: Wednesday 9th February at 7pm The course will run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 9am-3.15pm commencing on 15th March 2011. Fee: $825.00 (funded) Concession: $560.35 (Course fee includes Workplace First Aid Level II and Back Care Certificate) Tutor: Barry White RTO: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Certificate II in Aged Care (CHC30208) Information Session: Monday 24th January 6pm The course will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6pm- 10pm starting January 31st or Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm starting February 5th . Fee: $740.00 (funded) Concession: $557.50 Course fee includes First Aid Level II, food handling, text book and membership Payment plans available for this course. Clients may be entitled to parent return to earnings or centrelink entitlements to complete this course. Tutor: Kerry Wilson RTO: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Workplace First Aid Level 1 Friday 9.00am on 25th March or Saturday 9.00am on 26th March Member Fee: $85.00 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $95.00 1x7 hour sessions Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Workplace First Aid Level 2 Friday 9.00am on 25th March and 1st April or Saturday 9.00am on 26th March and 2nd April Member Fee: Member Fee: $90.00 (funded) or $150.00 (unfunded) Non Member: $100.00 (funded) or $160.00 (unfunded) 2x7 hour sessions Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid CPR Update Wednesday 7pm on 23rd February or Friday 9.00am on 25th March or Saturday 9.00am on 26th March Member Fee: $60.00 1x3 hour session Non Member: $70.00 1x3 hour session Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Anaphylaxis And Epi-Pen Training Thursday 7pm on 9th March Member Fee: $65.00 1x2½ hour session Non Member: $75.00 1x2½ hour session Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures (Food Handling) Saturday 9am on 19th March Member Fee: $90.00 (funded) 1x7 hour sessions Non Member: $100.00 1x7 hour session Concession Fee: $60.00 Tutor: Cathy Lewinski RTO: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Responsible Service Of Alcohol Certificate Wednesday 7pm on 23rd March Member Fee: $60.00 1x4 hour session Non Member: $70.00 Tutor: Cathy Lewinski RTO: Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc. COMPUTER CLASSES Some of this training is provided with Victorian Government funding for eligible participants through Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE); those seeking funded places must meet the funding criteria to be eligible. Computers For Absolute Beginners Monday 9.30am from 7th February or Monday 9.30am from 7th March Member Fee: $60.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $70.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: Allan Prosser Computers For The Terrified! (Beginners) Wednesday 9.30am from 9th February Member Fee: $80.00 (funded) 8x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 8x2 hour sessions

Tutor: Allan Prosser Computers For Blokes (Beginners) Tuesday 1pm from 8th February Member Fee: $80.00 (funded) 8x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 8x2 hour sessions Tutor: Allan Prosser Computers For The Not-So – Terrified! (Intermediate Computers) Wednesday 6.30pm from 9th February Member Fee: $100.00 (funded) 8x2½ hour sessions Non Member: $110.00 8x2½ hour sessions Tutor: Allan Prosser Introduction to Excel Tuesday 7pm from 22nd February Member Fee: $80.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: Martha Curry Trace Your Family Tree On The Internet- Beginners Genealogy Wednesday 1.30pm from 2nd March Member Fee: $100.00 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $110.00 6x2 hour sessions Tutor: Lynne Webb Computer Drop In By appointment only. Thursday 1pm from 3rd February Fee: Gold Coin per session 10x2 hour sessions Introduction to Photoshop Prerequisites: basic computer and camera skills. Monday 7pm from 7th February Member Fee: $80.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: John Walter Digital SLR Camera Course Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an SLR camera. Monday 7pm from 7th March Member Fee: $80.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: John Walter HEALTH & WELLBEING Yoga Tuesday 6pm from 1st February or Tuesday 7.30pm from 1st February Member Fee: $126.50 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $136.50 10x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Jannie Kemp Peace of Mind & Body Yoga Wednesday 9.30am from 2nd February or Wednesday 6.30pm from 2nd February Member Fee: $115.00 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $125.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Tutor: Judy Stickland Relax, Stretch And Simple Yoga Wednesday 11.15am from 2nd February Member Fee: $115.00 10x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $125.00 10x 1½ hour sessions Tutor: Judy Stickland Pilates Thursday 6pm from 3rd February Member Fee: $80.00 10x¾ hour sessions Non Member: $90.00 10x¾ hour sessions Tutor: Jane Green Beginners Golf Monday 10am from 14th February Member Fee: $75.00 5x1 hour sessions Non Member: $85.00 5x1 hour sessions Tutor: Mal Humphries Venue: OG Golf Club Golf Clinic Enjoyable, suiting those who have been playing golf or have completed the beginners’ golf lessons. Monday 12noon on 7th March

Member Fee: $35.00 1x1½ hour session Non Member: $45.00 1x1½ hour session Tutor: Mal Humphries Venue: OG Golf Club Beginners Surfing for Women Tuesday 9.15am from 8th February Member Fee: $170 6x2 hour sessions Non Member: $180 6x2 hour sessions Tutor: Heather Peck Belly Dancing Beginners Wednesday 9.30am from 16th February Member Fee: $87.00 8x1¼ hour sessions Non Member: $97.00 8x1¼ hour sessions Tutor: Lisa Craigen Adult Yoga Dance Classes Thursday 11.30am from 10th February Member Fee: $87.00 9x1hour sessions Non Member: $97.00 9x1 hour sessions Tutor: Tara Lynch Indian Head Massage Wednesdays and Fridays at 4.00pm from 2nd and 4th February Member Fee: $15.00 per session Non Member: $25.00 per session Practitioner: Lydia Warren Core Strength Class Tuesday 9.00am from 1st February Member Fee: $7.00 per week 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $10.00 per week Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong Tummy, Hips & Thighs Circuit Thursday 9.00am from 3rd February Member Fee: $7.00 per week 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $10.00 per week Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong Gentle, Low Impact Exercise Monday 11.15am from 31st January Member Fee: $7.00 per week 9x1 hour sessions Non Member: $10.00 per week Fitness Instructor: Julie Armstrong Walking Group Friday 9.15am from 11th February (fortnightly) Member Fee: $7.00 per 1½ hour sessions Non Member: $10.00 per 1½ hour sessions Tutor: Heather Peck Water Aerobics Wednesday 2.00pm from 2nd February Fee: $10.00 per week 10x 1 hour sessions (Includes bus and entry to pool) Venue: Wallington Aquatic Centre Beginners Tai Chi /Qi Gong Wednesday 11am from 2nd February Thursday 10.30am from 3rd February Member Fee: $92.00 10x1 hour sessions Non Member: $102.00 10x1 hour sessions Tutor: Sue Simpson Tai Chi Continuing Monday 6pm from 31st January Member Fee: $82.00 9x1 hour sessions Non Member: $92.00 9x1 hour sessions Tutor: Sue Simpson “Mood” Support Group Thursday 10am from 3rd February Member Fee: $2.00 per week Non Member: $3.50 per week 10x 1½ hour sessions Smoking, it’s my Choice, and Anyway my Lungs are Fine! Thursday 7pm on 10th February Member Fee: $15.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25.00 Tutor: Helen Reeves Reduce Stress, Anxiety, Anger And Depression Thursday 7pm from 17th February Member Fee: $74.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $84.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: Bryan O’Connor Freud for Fearless Thinkers

Thursday 1pm from 17th February Member Fee: $74.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $84.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: Bryan O’Connor Understanding Spirituality Friday 1pm from 4th March Member Fee: $58.00 2x2½ hour sessions Non Member: $68.00 2x2½ hour sessions Tutor: Therese Bryant Learn to De-Stress and Relax Friday 1pm from 18th February Member Fee: $46.00 2x2½ hour sessions Non Member: $56.00 2x2½ hour sessions Tutor: Therese Bryant ARTS AND CRAFTS Painting Classes Wednesday 1.30pm from 16th February Member Fee: $170.00 8x2 hour sessions Non Member: $180.00 8x2 hour sessions Tutor: Charles Moodie Scrapbooking Workshops Saturday 1pm on 22nd January and / or Saturday 1pm on 26th February and / or Saturday 1pm on 26th March Member Fee: $9 for each 1x4 hour session Non Member: $19 for each 1x4 hour session Tutor: Mandy Johns Glass Mosaics for Beginners Thursday 1pm from 3rd March Member Fee: $70.00 4x2 hour sessions Non Member: $80.00 4x2 hour sessions Tutor: Michael Carbines Creative Cards for Mothers Day Friday 1pm on 25th March Member Fee: $15.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster The Art of Gift Wrapping Friday 1pm on 1st April Member Fee: $15.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $25.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Robert Foster Introduction to Ceramics When? TBA Member Fee: $205.00 8x3 hour sessions Non Member: $213.00 8x3 hour sessions Tutor: Dani Salvo UFOs (Unfinished Objects) Monday 9.30am from 7th February Member Fee: $2.50 per week 10x2½ hour Non Member: $3.50 per week 10x2½ hour Swan Bay Quilters Monday 7.30pm from 7th February Member Fee: $2.00 per week Non Member: $3.50 per week GENERAL INTEREST Is $300 Escaping from your Home? Tuesday 22 February, 11am-12.30 Cost: free, including lunch Presenter: St Laurence Community Services Grow A Kitchen Garden Thursday 7pm from 17th March (and Saturday April 9th for a visit to a local kitchen garden) Member Fee: $95.00 4x2 hour sessions plus 1x4 hour session Non Member: $105.00 Tutor: Brendan Bolton Book Club Monday 7pm from 31st January Full Fee: $140 for 11 loan books Senior/ Students: $124 Concession: $86 Monthly charge to the centre will be $2 per person for members or $5 for non members and this will include tea/ coffee and biscuits. Love’n’Light Singing Group Sunday 5.30pm fortnightly from 6th February Member Fee: $2.00 2½ hour session

Non Member: $5.00 2½ hour session Tutor: Jill Meehan U3A Geelong Inc (University of the Third Age) Reading Shakespeare – the plays to be read are: • The Two Gentlemen of Verona • King John • Love’s Labour’s Lost Poetry Sonnets continue from Sonnet 110- ‘A Lovers Complaint’ Thursday 1.30pm (fortnightly) from 3rd February Tutor: Kay Schapper Visitors welcome! Mahjong Monday 2pm from 31st January Member Fee: $2.00 per week x 10 sessions Non Member: $3.50 per week x 10 sessions Scrabble Monday 1pm from 31st January Member Fee: $2.00 per week x 10 sessions Non Member: $3.50 per week x 10 sessions Chess Group Tuesday 7pm from 1st February Member Fee: $2.00 per session 10x2 hours Non Member: $3.50 per session 10x2 hours Tutor: Malcolm Hughes Intermediate German Monday 9am from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Intermediate French Monday 10.30am from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Intermediate Italian Monday 12 noon from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Beginners Italian Monday 1.30pm from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Advanced Italian Monday 3pm from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley Beginners French Monday 4.30pm from 31st January Member Fee: $135.00 9x1½ hour sessions Non Member: $145.00 9x1½ hour sessions Tutor: Louise Stanley COOKING CLASSES Cooking for Blokes Wednesday 6.30 from 30th March Member Fee: $60.00 2x2 hour sessions Non Member: $70.00 Tutor: David Bambrook Chinese Cooking Wednesday 6.30pm 2nd March Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Thai Cooking Wednesday 6.30pm 16th February Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend Vietnamese Cooking Wednesday 6.30pm 16th March Member Fee: $30.00 1x2 hour session Non Member: $40.00 1x2 hour session Tutor: Rosita Friend

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PIRATES AHOY (WARNING - one sentance approaching) From the murky depths beyond the scuttled bones of the HMAS Canberra emerged six slimy pirates draped oddly in kiminos, capes and hotch potch pirating apparel by virtue of their wicked seafaring throughout the Asiatic provinces, the Caribbean and the Africas during that happily or unhappily unregulated time of the seventeenth century—and local op shops—profiteering, raping, jamming, pillaging, jamming, burning all in their path without discretion to find their musical gold: minstrels as it were, made up of Dave Bambrook on drums, Travis Brinnand on vocal and percussion, Douglas Matheson on tenor sax, John Willard on guitar, Tim Fullerton on double bass, and Tim Neal channelling himself in outer space on alto

saxaphone, who couldn’t sit still until they’d unearthed peculiar unearthly treasure, made more of the sum of its parts, lent an ear on a far-flung island to a conch that spake wailing Ethiopian drums and mysterious and poignant chants, traded licks with esteemed rastifarian Señor Rossaldiño Hannaford at el Hotel Grande Oceano Grovo, en route to slither, under name of Scion (pron: syon; meaning: descendant of) Pirates through the door of that cultural oasis of the Bellarine, El Muy Calor Tienda Pollo (Piping Hot Chicken Shop), on Friday 21st January to share billing and, later in the night, the stage, with fellow mutineers, the riotous local ska act Skabang (see below)!

Ska in the chookhouse

A LOCALLY based Ska band with fast growing fan base is set to get the Chicken Shop stomping this month. It won’t be for the first time, as the band Skabang were well received when they last played at the venue during the Carols night event. As half the band comes from overseas growing up in the 80’s with Ska music on the radio and in live venues, it was just a matter of time before the instruments were made dust free to work on a Ska revival to start in Ocean Grove. Add some true locals to the band and you have a perfect mixture for an Australian adventure. Kevin, vocals, is from London and was right at the heart of 80’s

Ska. Kat, tenor sax and vocals, has played in two Ska bands in the Netherlands before she emigrated to Australia and recorded two albums and played as support act for the Specials. Add to this Phil, guitar player and song writer and you can feel the vibe of this band. To make the gang complete we have a South African trumpet player, Shaun, who was trumpeter for the South African President, a Dutch drummer, Klaas, a true local alt sax, Callum, and a Dutch bass player, Huib. Influences are Ska bands like the Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, Liberator, Selecter. Skabang play at the Chicken Shop on January 21 along with the Scion Pirates.

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Sue Tindals

Flowers on the Terrace

The Professional Florist in Ocean Grove

Garage sale

Shop 7, Trak Arcade,

Ocean Grove, 3226

WE’RE BACK ! ! As usual, deliveries to all areas 5256 1645

Bellarine’s Cancer After Care Group is holding another garage sale to try to bring their fundraising total to over $5000. The annual sale is usually held on Australia Day however this year it will take place on Saturday January 22. The group has raised $4770 in the last three months through the sale of donated household items with all proceeds going to ‘The Andrew Love Centre’ at Geelong Hospital. The garage sale will be held at 59 The Terrace, Ocean Grove with a strict 8am start. To donate goods or for more information, phone: Thelma Evans 5255 1806 or Heather Sawyer 5255 1609.

Win a cruise

IT’S 6.45pm on a balmy night and you and your party have arrived at Queenscliff Harbour. Waiting for you on the dock is your ‘hostess with the mostest’, who takes great delight in handing out free leis to your party and helping you to climb aboard and settle in, ready for your cruise. The bow and stern lines have been removed and we start cruising out to CONGRATULATIONS! The winner Popes Eye, a man made structure built at of the Sea All Dolphin Swims the turn of the last century. It is home to competition was Lateisha Perry. 100s of Gannets, one of only two places in the world, where these majestic birds nest. We then head across the bay to Chinaman’s Hat, where you will be GOLF - Come Welcome and play... in arm’s length of dozens of friendly, playful seals that call the structure home. • Play Golf - Green Fees $30 We’re also likely to encounter bottlenose • Twilight Golf from 5pm - $15 Dolphins on the gentle journey up the bay. While successful sightings of Dolphins are a regular event, we cannot BISTRO - Open Daily... guarantee them on every cruise. • Lunch 12-2pm • Dinner 6-8pm On scheduled Cruises we get up close and personal with Luxury Liners such BINGO - Play Bingo... as Diamond Princess or The Queen Elizabeth. For more details see the • Monday & Thursday 10am advertisement on page 27. • Win a sunset cruise. What Eye is host to Portarlington Golf Club 130 Hood Road, Portarlington hundreds of Gannets? Email the answer: Phone: 5259 2492

Dolphin swim


Bellarine Dance Academy

Bellarine Academy of Dance offers RAD and open ballet, contemporary and jazz classes for boys and girls of all ages and experience. Our fully trained staff develop caring and fun classes that allow students to individually thrive in a non-competitive environment. Our 3 & 4yo Danceplay classes a specifically designed to provide a broad exposure to dance for beginners. Classes are held in Ocean Grove, Geelong & Torquay.

Ocean Grove Callesthenics College

Calisthenics is fun, fitness and friendships. It is a theatrical sport which helps to develop student confidence and self discipline, flexibility, memory, co-ordination and team spirit. Students develop an appreciation for music, rhythm and melodies of all kinds. New members welcomed.

FUSE Dance Company

FUSE Dance Company is excited to be opening in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads in 2011. Formerly KC Dance Co, teachers Amy Barrett and Sam Collins look forward to continuing to teach dance in the local community. Enrolments will be at Ocean Grove February 1st, Surfside PS Mutlipurpose Room 5-6pm. Barwon Heads Community Hall February 2nd, 5-6pm. For more information email: or phone Sam 0404400687.

Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Beginner to Advanced RAD ballet syllabus NEW 3yr & 4yr - Dance Play classes Director: Kellie Williamson | Ph: 0418 404 543 E: | W:

Jazz / Funk / Modern Dance Classes

Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Ages Preschool - Adult Experienced, passionate and energetic staff 2011 Enrolment: Feb 1st / 2nd

For enquiries and enrolments email Sam Collins and Amy Barrett: OR ring Sam Collins 0404 400 687

Ocean Grove Calisthenic College Inc. Dancing, Singing, Performance, Gymnastics, Apparatus

Level 1 - Qualified Coaches Fitness, fun and Friendships for Life... Classes at Recreational Hall 123 The Avenue Ocean Grove Saturday 9.00 - 1 1.00 Tinies Monday 4.30 - 6.30 Sub Juniors Tuesday 4.30 - 10.00 Juniors/Seniors Thursday 6.00 - 9.00 Intermediates

All Welcome - Come N Try - FREE Esther - 0438 503 754

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Nutritionist books into Grove LEADING Australian Nutritionist and selfconfessed ‘health nut’ Lola Berry will appear in store at Bookgrove in Ocean Grove on Saturday 15 January 2011 at 11am. She will introduce, cook and read from and sign copies of her recently released book: “Inspiring Ingredients”. Inspiring Ingredients offers practical ideas on how to achieve health and wellbeing with tips and tricks on healthy living, weight management,

recipes, physical activity and nutrition. The book also includes over 30 recipes including raw choc-date fudge balls, foodie facial and mushroom and feta spelt pizzas. Lola Berry passionately inspires people to better their everyday lives. She has a holistic and energetic approach to healthy living and is celebrating the release of her first book Inspiring Ingredients.

In mid-2007 Lola and producer Oscar Gordon launched alongside popular web series, ‘Fruits and Roots’. Her large online following translated into the mainstream, becoming a familiar face in the world of health on Australian TV, radio and in print. Lola currently appears on the television program “The Circle” and on Denis Walter’s 3AW program every Tuesday from 28th Dec - 18th Jan.

Rock school holidays LOCAL band The Rustys (pictured right) are getting in some last minute performances over January before having to go back to school for 2011, writes Carly Helweg. The Ocean Grove boys are playing gigs in Geelong and the Bellarine this month to top off a jam packed year for the trio. In a free event at the Geelong Waterfront, The Rustys have two performances planned for Audi Victoria Week from

January 22. The boys will be playing the regatta for the fourth year in a row on the Main stage on Sunday January 23 and the RGYC stage on Januray 24 after 3pm. The band recently played at the Portarlington Mussel Festival on January 8, topping off a full days entertainment at the Portarlington Rotunda. Despite slowing down to focus on their studies, The Rustys hope to perform many more gigs throughout 2011.

Natural therapy for your body that can provide:  Stress Relief  Pain relief  Injury Prevention/ Rehabilitation Summer holidays are here  Why not treat your loved one (or yourself!) to a relaxing massage these holidays.

Andy Sattler

Member AAMT 6 Alderbrook Drive Ocean Grove Ph: 5255 5137 Mob: 0435009153 Email:


Geelong Boating Centre will show you how!! 88 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont Ph: 5241 6966 |

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what’s ON

music/live events

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Saturday January 15 - Monique DiMattina. $15 - Sunday 21 January - Skabang - Friday 8pm January 28 - The Little Stevies. $15 - Saturday 8pm January 29 - Den Hanrahan and The Roadsiders/Rum Runners. $15 • Barwon Heads Hotel - Thursdays 9:30pm: Live acoustic music with Lucas Williams in the Bakbar - Fridays 9.30pm: ‘DJ K-Rupt’ in the Bakbar. - Saturdays 9:30pm: ‘Adventure Playground’ in the Bistro. $10. - Sunday January 23 The Beautiful Girls with The Chemist. Reserve tickets available at $34.70 (+ bf) • Ocean Grove Hotel - Saturdays: Live music and open mic from 6pm. Dutch Tilders Saturday January 15. • Bar Deli - Mondays 6:30: Open Mic - Fridays and Saturdays: 6pm-9pm - $12 meals


• Oakdene - Mondays 6:30-9:30pm. Masterclass with Martylearn the secrets to fine food and wine. Bookings necessary 5255 1255 • Leura Park Estate - Live music every Sunday from 12:30pm. 1400 Portarlington Rd, Drysdale. Phone 5253 3180 • McGlashan’s Wallington Estate - New release wines, gourmet platters and classic car display weekends and public holidays 11am -5pm. 225 Swan Bay Rd Wallington. Ph 5250 5760

get active

• Barefoot Bowls at Club Grove. Every Wednesday evening until January 26. 5:30pm until 8pm. Adults $10, under 18s $5.

Bookings preferred, phone 5255 1540 • Functional Exercises to Music for Older Adults. Mondays 9:15am- Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Wednesdays 9:30am- Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston Street. Contact Margie 5255 1335 • Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance: Tuesdays 7:45- 10pm. Marcus Hill Hall, crn Banks rd and Bellarine Hwy. Contact K. South 5251 3393 • Line Dancing: Wednesdays 1-3pm and Mondays 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Contact Elaine 0413 690 597 • Body Torque bike riding and coffee club- ride 30km along the Bellarine Rail Trail every Wednesday from 9:30 am. Meet at Body Torque on Grubb Rd opposite the Car Wash. Phone for bookings 5255 2604 • Tai Chi- New beginners class starting Tuesday January 18 9:30am. Phone Christine McKay on 5255 1948


• Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre timetable for a range of fun and informative classes from cooking to computers to CPR. Phone 52554294 • Ganesh presents… - Wednesday 6:30, fortnightly, vegetarian cooking classes - Sunday 10:30, once a month - Learn to cook an Indian Banquet using many of Ganesh’s favourite recipes. For further details contact Helen on 5236 6464 • ‘Caroline’s Little Stars’ Singing, dancing, puppets and instruments. Holiday classes with a sea theme for 6 month to 6 year olds. Thursday January 20 and Tuesday Jan 25 9:3010:15am. Gill Hall, St Anglican’s Church, Albert Street, Point Lonsdale. $10 per child, bookings essential, phone Caroline Morpeth 0400 328 832 • The Bead Shop. 81 The Parade. - Bead making classes. Thursday and Friday 11am throughout

January, $20. Learn new skills and create your own finished jewellry. Bookings essential, phone Greg 0437 660 151 - Free open workshops. All day, everyday. Tools and instructors available.

markets, fairs and fundraisers

• Ocean Grove Uniting Church, Garage Sale, Saturday January 22 from 8am to 12noon. • Ocean Grove Community Market, Sunday Febuary 6, Kingston Park, Ocean Grove from 9am-1pm • Barwon Heads market at the Community Town Hall, Hitchcock avenue. Every Saturday throughout January 9am-1pm.

family fun

• Ocean Grove Movies in the Park. Come and watch the Pixar classic ‘Up’ on Januray 15. Free entry, movie starts about 9pm. Free face painting and balloon twisters. Leave the car at home and bring the picnic rug. • Learn to ride at Koombahla Park. Three hour horseriding classes are held every Saturday and Sunday and four hour classes on weekdays. All ages welcome. Prices $35-$55. Bookings necessary, phone 52551020


• The Bookshop at Queenscliff presents Stuart Harrison. An architect, Stuart is presenting his newly published book, ‘A Place in the Sun’. Thursday January 13 upstairs at 360Q in the Queenscliff harbour precinct. 5pm until 6:30pm, $10, bookings essential phone 5258 4496 • Barwon Heads Hand Drumming. Wednesday nights 7pm8:30pm. Anglican Church 61 Hitchcock Avenue. $20 entrydrums supplied

To have your event included in ‘What’s on’ phone: 5255 3323 or email:

More big name blues for Ocean Grove Hotel




AS if another appearance from the irrepressible Aussie grandfather of blues Dutch Tilders wasn’t enough, the Ocean Grove Hotel has now lined up shows featuring Chain and a Chris Wilson Geoff Achison combo. Dutch is performing this Saturday night from 8pm. The Wilson/Geoff Achison Dinner Show is on February 18, iconic Aussie blues band Chain (with Matt Taylor and Phil Manning) arrive on March 10, rockabilly band Wild Turkey will visit in April, and Achison returns with the The Souldiggers for farewell USA Tour

Show in May. Promoter Dave Doorman says there is even more to come. The idea of the Saturday Night Live shows is to provide musicians a fun and lively venue to play in with the best possible sound and experience, whether they be professional or amateur musicians; to provide a means to help nurture new talent and further their skills; as well as offering an entertaining evening for hotel patrons. “It must be said that the quality and depth of local talent is impressive to

say the least,” said Dave who is on the look out for new acts. A house drum kit, sound system and sound engineer is supplied for all musicians to utilise and discounted drink prices are offered for all performers. Dutch who is currently battling cancer will perform as part of the Saturday Night Live series that is held Saturday evenings from 6pm at The Ocean Grove Hotel. The door charge will be voluntary with the hope that local patrons will help cover Dutch’s fee.










Clubs meet Mondays Ocean Grove Bridge Club, 7.30pm, Marcus Hill Hall, Bellarine Highway end of Banks Road. Also Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm. Enquiries - Marg Wylie 5256 2550 Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 7pm-9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641. Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed, 9am-1pm at the Queenscliff Neighbourhood Centre, Tobin Street. Details Ernie Mason 0421 703368.

First Monday of every month Bellarine Fly Fishing Association, 7.30pm: Bellarine Secondary College. Contact Tony on 0409 545929. Legacy Laurel Group of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Ch Hall, Draper St. Details 5256 1863. Ocean Grove Ladies Probus, 10am: Ocean Grove Golf Club. Thelma Evans on 5255 1806.

Third Monday of every month Ocean Grove RSL. 2.30pm at Club Grove. Committee meets at 1.30pm, The Terrace. Ocean Grove Garden Club. 1.30pm: Uniting Church Hall, Eggleston St. Enquiries, pls contact June McLellan on 5255 1399

Fourth Monday of every month Combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove, 10.30am to 12..30pm: Surfside Centre, inquiries to Pat Virtue on 5256 2155. Friendship is our theme.

Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine T.O.W.N, 6pm: Uniting Church Hall, cnr Eggleston Street and The Parade. Contact Glenda 5255 5463. Rotary Club of Ocean Grove, 6pm at Ocean Grove Hotel.

First Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome For details please contact Terry on 5255 5587.

First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road. New Lions most welcome. Details 0418 524 873.

Third Tuesday of every month

Ocean Grove branch of the Liberal Party. St Peter’s Church Hall, Draper Street. Contact Ben on 0420 374 032.

Wednesdays Jujitsu, 6.30pm: Juniors; 7.30pm Adults, Surfside Centre, Steve Cosgrave 0405 022084

Second Wednesday of every month Parkinson’s Self Help Support Group, 1.30pm: Grove Centre (next to library), Presidents Ave. For details contact Pam on 5255 5152

Third Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove on Barwon Probus Club, 9.45am, St Peter’s Ch Hall.

Fourth Wednesday of every month Ocean Grove Angling Club. 7.30pm: Minerva Close sporting oval club house. Contact: Jason Bowers 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. For more details contact Dianne on 5255 1372.

Thursdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12noon at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996.

First Thursday of every month Ocean Grove Nightlights CWA, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, visitors welcome. Enquiries Faye 5255 4430.

Fourth Friday of every month Ocean Grove 4 Villages Mixed Probus Club, 10.30am, the Surfside Centre. Meet new friends, visitors welcome. Call 5256 2037

Saturdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 3pm-5pm at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. John 5256 2489 or Chris 5256 1996. Bellarine and Geelong Social Group, for partnered or single people of working age. Dining out, coffee, movies, pub/trivia/band nights & more.

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Coastal Cormorants THERE are five species of Cormorants in Australia, namely the Black Faced Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Great Cormorant and Pied Cormorant. The Black Faced Cormorant is only found along coastal regions of Southern Australia. All the other cormorant species have adapted to live in both freshwater and salt water habitats, and are found everywhere in Australia except for dry parts of inland Western Australia. Ocean Grove is home to many Cormorants, and they can be readily seen at the Boat Ramp, Begola Wetlands and Blue Waters Lake. For the past few years I have been watching a Little Pied Cormorant near the boat ramp. It is always alone. When approached the bird stretches out his neck from side to side in a warning sort of pose before flying off. Little Pied Cormorants are also known as 'Little Shags' but they

do find that name a bit embarrassing. They are black and white (but don't barrack for Collingwood), 56-58 cms in length, with a short yellow bill, with disproportionably large black, webbed feet, and long black tail feathers. I love watching the cormorants dive under the water to feed, as they are such sleek swimmers. The little Pied Cormorant is a 'benthic' feeder, which means it finds its food from the sea floor such as fish and crustaceans. It can spend around 15-20 seconds underwater (to a depth of around 10 meters). Prey is brought up to the surface to swallow. Little Pied Cormorants can consume around 500 grams of fish a day. Below the water they swim by using paddle movements of their feet, as they have a webbed membrane between the four toes. Cormorants are very distinctive in that after 'fishing' they dry their plumage (feathers) by spreading their wings

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wide in the sun. This is necessary because unlike other sea birds, the cormorant plumage is not water resistant,which allows them to sink and dive with ease. Little Pied Cormorants breed either in colonies or, less commonly, in single pairs. The nest is a flat platform of sticks, lined with green leaves and is usually placed in a tree. Both adults share in egg incubation and care

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of the young. The first photo is The Little Pied Cormorant near the boat ramp, and the second is a Little Pied

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Barwon Coast, your local Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads coastal foreshore manager, and operator of the Barwon Heads Caravan Park, the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove and the Riverside Camping Area welcomes all our visitors to the coast for their summer holidays. Play it safe by the water Always swim between the flags at our locally patrolled beaches - Ocean Grove and 13th Beach where Life Savers & Lifeguards will be on patrol. Always take note of the Beach Safety Signs at beach access pathways advising generally of local beach conditions and the nearest patrolled beach. Additionally lifeguards are for the third year patrolling the beach to the east of RAAF’s (18W) on the Ocean Grove Spit and we are pleased to provide the funding for this essential service. WE are also providing funding for an additional lifeguard at Ocean Grove. Free Shuttle Bus Leave your car at home or your caravan park and catch the free shuttle bus co-ordinated by Barwon Coast with financial support from Coles, City of Greater Geelong, the Echo, Press Here and the local business associations in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads The free bus is operating until 26th January commencing at 10am thru to 6pm with an hourly lap of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and the beaches. The first shuttle bus of the day starts near the Ocean Grove Post Office in Hodgson St. Special Shuttle Bus “Bus Stop” signs have been installed around Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove and the bus has already broken records set last year for the number of passengers.

Cormorant (with a Little black Cormorant) drying it's wings after a dive.

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Dog Free Beaches Please remember that over the peak summer, the dog free beaches declaration come into effect with dogs prohibited along the entire Ocean Grove Beach (west of 13W Hodgson St), and the Barwon River beach from 18th December to 31st January From 13W (Hodgson St) east towards Collendina dogs are permitted under effective control. Effective control is when your dog is in your sight and can be controlled by voice command, If your dog does not respond to your voice then it is not under effective control. Please remember to “pick up after your dog” so that other users of beaches are not inconvenienced. Use the “Scoop the Poop” bags provided by Barwon Coast. New Years Eve We trust you enjoyed the fireworks display from the Barwon Heads Bluff on New Year’s Eve. Barwon Coast is pleased to put on this display each year to enable visitors and locals alike welcome in the New Year. We thank the Barwon Heads Golf Club, the Wynndean Holiday Resort, the At the Heads restaurant Barwon Heads, the Barwon Heads Tourism & Traders Association and the Ocean Grove Business Association for their ongoing support of this event. Powered watercraft speed Barwon Coast is working in partnership with the Victorian Water Police and the Bellarine Police to raise awareness of the 5knot water speed limit in the Barwon River Estuary. This speed limit applies to all water craft including Jet Skis. 13th Beach Trails Barwon Coast has just released a draft plan to provide 3 trails within Barwon Heads to improve safety of access to the beaches on 13th Beach Rd for pedestrians and recreational cyclists. Two of the trails link Stephens Parade Barwon Heads to beach access points on 13th Beach Rd whilst the third links alongside the road to the 13th Beach SLSC. Details are available on our web site We are looking for submissions regarding this proposal by 11th February 2011. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1371 Bob Jordan General Manager

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The Voice Business Directory Concreting

Accommodation Bells By The Beach Holiday House 0403 221737 Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park 5251 5744

Acting Classes Screen Actors

0417 077 200

Antennas Able Antenna Service 5253 1680 Bellarine and Geelong Antennas 0438 880066 Lonsdale Antennas 0410 580 255 Point Lonsdale Television 0411 490430

Architects de Atelier Architects

5255 3378

Art Galleries Direct Carving Sculpture Workshop 0419 006959

Asbestos Removals Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

5256 3732


Baby and Child

Sandi’s Spot

5255 2943


ANZ Bendigo Bank NAB Westpac

5255 5760 5255 4866 5255 0700 5255 0377

Beauty Salons

Bowling Clubs Club Grove

5255 1540

Bricklayers Glenn Skipper Bricklaying 0438 442519 Paddy Kinsey Bricklaying Contr’s 0408 320197

Bridal Wear Designer 5255 2034

Building Designers Michael Higgins Building Design 5255 3355 Step One House Dzine 0418 131 648


Ocean Grove Quality Butchers Pretty’s Prime Cuts

0407 493733 0409 700 229 5255 1471 5256 2720

Carpentry/Maintenance Actfast Building & Carpentry Services

Moore Carpentry & Bld Maint

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaners Geelong

0458 389 306 0411 061 556 0414 408528

Graham Coates Carpet Cleaning Service 0408 526997

Catering Bar Deli on the Run The Groove

5255 1832 5256 3094

Cleaning Services Bellarine Clearing & Provisioning 0402 607262 Mazza’s Way-to-Clean 0418 429 438 Tri-ama Cleaning & Maintenance 0412 135866

Community Groups Vinnies

5256 2050

Computer Sales and Repairs BITS IT Services SeeCureIT Onsite Repairs Shah’s Computer World/Fahim


The Olive Pit

5255 1511

Demolition Melbourne Demolitions VIC

0422 564 878

Dentists Dr Alastair McCallum Ocean Grove Dental Clinic

5255 2584 5255 5282

Dressmaking Alterations and Repairs

5256 1633

Brendon Brice Electrical 0416 165855 Craig Stevens Electrical Contr’s 0412 518 400 KEG Electrics 0409 336688


5255 5922

Entertainment/Music Haze Music Booking Agents

5255 2492

Fencing Bellarine Brush Fencing BellarineTimber & Fencing Jim’s Fencing Just Paling Fences Know A Fence

0413 925367 0413 580990 131 546 0407 694422 0409 222112

Financial Services Coastal Business Services Lighthouse Business Services Roche Accounting Swan Bay Bookkeeping WHK Accountants

0418 188847 0407 835256 5256 2764 0432 328105 5255 5077


0411 416 384 0413 967 051 0401 560 763

5253 1855

Florists 5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277

Bellarine Memories

5255 5500 Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service 5221 4788


Bellarine Furniture & Bed R Us

5255 2288

Furniture Removals

Bellarine Furniture Removals

5255 2288

Garden & Home Maintenance

0429 990850 0411 181027

Datura Gardening & Home Maintenance 0433 622 849

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0437 381872 0419 583154

Golf Clubs

Hotels 5254 2201 5251 2301

Internet Cafe Piping Hot Chicken Shop

5255 1566

Ironing Services Green Steam

Jewellers Cleo Fine Jewellery Ian Pattison Jewellers

5256 3990 5255 2019

Complete Joinery Services

5255 4548


Landscape Design & Construction Elite House and Garden Outdoor Vision Landscaping


Vines Lawyers Coulter Roache Lawyers

0407 605460 0418 329 765 5255 4411 5254 1877

Menswear Maleline Mensland

5255 2264

New Homes Clark Homes Pty Ltd Duncan Pascoe Builders Heyward Constructions Hotondo Homes Le Maistre Builders


McOuats Nursery

5258 4640 0417 524143 0412 121906 5255 3556 5255 1309

5255 2663

Optometrists 5256 1295 5255 5655

Party Supplies Painters

Steven Flynn Painting Services Wallington Painting Services

5256 2657 0411 126291 0438 019991

Pharmacies Ocean Grove Amcal Ocean Plaza Pharmacy

5258 1955 5256 2795

Beaton Bros Bells Interior Lining Precision Plastering

5255 3360 5258 4764 5277 0357 5255 4443 5255 3779


Hairdressers Coastal Cuts Ivy Hair Creations Hair on Harbour Les Papillon - Rippleside Salon Moshka Salon Sojourn

Annandale Plumbing Bill Campbell Plumbing Hugh McLaren Plumbing Ocean Grove Plumbing Ross Eddy Plumbing 5255 3475 Sinnott Plumbing & Gasfitting 0438 019991 W H Plumbing and Gas 5255 2572

Health and Fitness

Contours Ju-jitsu Ocean View Health Club

A Touch of Class Remedial Massage 5255 5137 Bellarine Podiatry 5256 2019 Bellarine Remedial & Sports Massage 0417 331694

5253 2522 5256 2500 5255 5755 5251 2958 5256 2636 5255 3358 0414 893719

Paxton Press Press Here

5255 3233

Security & Locksmiths Factory Direct Security Doors Geelong Monitoring Services Turn Key Locksmiths

0408 307314 0409 943671 0457 244855

Shoe Shops Mudge’s Shoes

5255 1257

Sports Retail Sports Fanatics Rebound Oz Trampolines

5255 1105 1300 851691

Surf Shops

Murfs Longboards Surf Shop

Rousa Surfboards & Repairs

5255 5525

0403 693 333

Takeaway Ocean Grove Sushi & Noodle Bar Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes Subway Tradies Takeaway Trident Fish Bar

5255 3759 5256 1517 5255 3077 5255 5099 5256 2099

Tanning Studios Tanzon

5255 4100

Tattooists Coastline Tattoo

Harvey World Travel Jetset Travel - Ocean Grove

Tree Cycling

Surfside Tyre Centre

Website Concepts

5255 5550

5256 1888 5255 5252

0458 641127

5255 5611

5256 1948

Wedding Photographers Barefoot Media

0400 721185

Window Cleaners

0408 037686 0419 393885 Excel Window Cleaning 0402 769973 0430 443700 0448 567774 0409 505 346 Tintmaster 0430 112 102

0431 939814

Window Tinting 5221 8877


5255 1548 5255 2663

5255 1222 5255 1000 Hendry Consulting Property Valuers 0418 314760 RT Edgar 5255 4099

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5255 2732 0429 040121

Websites 5255 1236 5256 3260 0410 659469

Real Estate CJ Keane Hayden Real Estate

Roofing Coastal Roofing RSN Roofing

Tyres 0400 595 738


Health and Wellbeing

5255 5555 5222 1533 5255 3688 5255 1096 5259 1422 5256 2228 5221 5991

Tree Services 0400 721185

Plantation Shutters GB Plantation Shutters

Coastal Lighting Elsworthy’s Retravision Kairos in Grove Lilly Bliss Lingerie Montanas Fashion & Accessories Stone and Grain The Last Piece

Travel Agents 5255 1331 5255 2541

Photographers Barefoot Media

5255 1832 5254 3376 5250 6056 5255 1122 5255 3040 5250 3489 5256 1944 5256 3094 5255 1959 5250 1199

Surfboard Repairs 5255 1684

Office Supplies Greg Sly Optometrist Ocean Eyes Optometrists

Bar Deli Beachhouse Elkhorn Roadhouse Ocean Grove Hotel and Bistro Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta Peppers Cafe The Dunes The Groove The Mex The Purple Duck

Retail 0434 489724


Lonsdale Golf Club Ocean Grove Golf Club

Drysdale Chiropractic Clinic Epic Health Geelong Physiotherapy Naturopath J Carter Drysdale OG Physiotherapy Clinic OG Remedial Massage Centre Ocean View Massage

5254 1840

Bellarine Balloons

Funeral Directors

Blooming Branches

The Red Pidgeon

Barwon Heads Hotel Drysdale Hotel

Restaurants / Cafes 5255 1344

Press Here

Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry

Bellarine Black Diamond Garden Service

Hire Ocean Grove Hire

Homewares and Gifts

5221 7411 5255 5556 5255 4480

Drysdale Carpet Court

Bellarine Beauty Therapy 5256 2129 Hydrate Beauty 0411 240 564 Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon 5255 5844 The Smooth Spot 0431 196 007


Conveyancing Sargeants Conveyancing Surfside Conveyancing Vines Conveyancing

Ocean Grove Engineering

Andersons Auto Care 5255 3884 Bellarine Auto Services 5253 1644 Drysdale Smash Repairs 5251 2322 Gardiner Automotive 5255 5380 Ocean Grove All Makes Automotive 5255 2171 Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Peninsula Collision Repairs 5256 3240 Pride In Ur Ride 0431 462582 Sheen Panel Service 5256 3183

Alex Korostin Dream Maker Constructions

0414 525392


State-wide Abestos Removals Vic 0418 543845

Isabella Design

Creecys Concreting

5255 3233

Green Grape Wine Tours Leura Park Estate McGlashans Wallington Estate

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grove news

Walkies in the market Pictured left: Pam and Dennis Srblin of Ocean Grove with King Charles Spaniels Molly and Chloe.

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Travis and Karly Lee with Pekenise Momo.

OCEAN Grove community market enjoyed another busy day – with the help of 114 stallholders and some new attractions. Among the new hits among the kids was Monty’s Express, a children’s train, run by Paul Taylor from Leopold.

Locals and visitors were also out in numbers with their well controlled fury friends. Dogs of all sizes seemed to be taking in the social side of the friendly markets. The market is run by Ocean Grove Rotary and helps raise money towards community

projects. Co-organiser Geoffrey Cummins said: “It seems that everything went well and most stall holders had a great result. We had a fantastic collection at the gate, which was on behalf of Ambulance Victoria, Ocean Grove.”

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grove surf lifesaving Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club Nippers program resumed last week for its final few sessions, with youngsters getting plenty of beach and ocean exercise along the way.

Pictured left: Ocean Grove Nippers under 8s are ready and raring to go.

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Surf lifesavers hit peak time WHILE summer means fun in the sun for most, our surf lifesavers have begun patrolling our local beaches as well as putting together plans to defend their state championship record. Fontaine Portelli from the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club says;

“It’s starting to really heat up now and that means we start to get very busy really quickly”. After the overwhelming success of the ‘Rip to River’, the OGSLC has a busy schedule to kick off 2011. The nipper program has two more sessions remaining before

finishing up this week. For the more senior lifesavers there are competitions in Manly on January 22 after four weeks of Bronze medallion courses, which will keep them busy during the club’s most important period. Other important

events coming up for the life savers are the Victoria Lifesaving Championships (February 5-6), Senior Carnival in Lorne (February 13), Junior Carnival in Point Leo (February 19), Senior Carnival in Fairhaven (February 27), State

Titles, Juniors and Seniors (March 12-13) and Australian Titles, Kurrawa, QLD (April 6-11) Make sure you swim between the flags this Summer and be mindful of others; but most of all have fun.

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grove netball

Jo grabs chance to lead club NEW Ocean Grove Netball president JoAnne Brit sees 2011 as the perfect opportunity to heighten and improve the already popular and

successful Ocean Grove Football and Netball Club, writes Daniel Carty. Jo a keen sportsperson, who has played tennis and basketball all her

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in summer facilitates 32 sections of 8 teams. Currently she is on the committee that organises Tennis Geelong teams to play in Ballarat Junior Country Week Tennis. With the future of the Ocean Grove Football and Netball club at a crucial junction in regards to the expansion of the league, and the new Bellarine Netball League proposal firmly on the horizon, the time for solid leadership has arrived. For Jo this is a challenge she will tackle head on, with the planning already

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underway. “In 2011 we hope to set up some experienced Junior coaches as mentors to some of the older junior players who coach the younger age groups. “The club will be holding a meeting of members on January 16th to finalise a decision on moving to the new Bellarine netball competition proposed by Football & Netball Geelong. Bellarine netball competition will remain the same format for 2011.” Jo said that as numbers increase Ocean Grove will be looking at other avenues for fielding teams, probably on a Friday night in the Geelong Football & Netball competition. All Seniors and Junior Divisions 1 & 2 teams will continue playing on Saturdays. For Jo the opportunity to broaden her social spectrum in the netball club is high on the agenda in 2011 and with the ever expanding club collaborating closer every year with its football

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grove bowls

Bowls is back THE Ocean Grove Bowling Club has entered 2011 with a bang. Not only has the newly redeveloped Bowling Club proved a big attraction, its seemed to have also rubbed off on our local bowlers with some great results to kick off the new year. The singles Club Championships have been played out over the past two weeks with the Men competing on the 2nd of January and the woman on the 5th. Mick West took out top honours for the men with club coach Peter Nixon finishing runner up, whilst for the women it was Pat Virtue coming

in first closely followed by Kim McConville, who took out second place. In other results John McConville and Michael Allen were runners up in the Association pairs, which club coach Peter Nixon described as a “terrific result”. The Club kicks off its ladies pennant on the 11th of January, whilst the men commence on the 15th of the month. The ever popular ‘Barefoot Bowls’ runs every Wednesday night and bookings are preferred. All new members are welcome and are encouraged to call Peter Nixon on 0408507318.

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Ladies champion Pat Virtue pictured with Marie Hughes and Faye Richardson who are off to Yarraville/Footscray Bowling Club on January 19 to play off in the finals of the State Triples.

Key dates for next fortnight of Grove bowls 12 January • Club Coaching R.V.B.A. Assembled Triples • Barefoot Bowls 13 January • V.L.B.A. 100 UP - Rounds 3&4 14 January • R.V.B.A. 21UP - Round 4 • Pennant Practice/ Coaching • Barefoot Bowls

15 January • R.V.B.A. Pennant - Round 13 16 January • R.V.B.A. 100 UP - Round 1 • Club Mixed Pairs - Round 5 17 January • V.L.B.A. Pennant Practice/Coaching 18 January • V.L.B.A.Pennant - Round 15 • R.V.B.A. Pennant

Practice • G.D.B.A. Evening Pennant - Round 2 19 January • V.L.B.A. 100 UP Final • Club Coaching • R.V.B.A. Assembled Triples • Barefoot Bowls 20 January • V.L.B.A TTT Two Bowls Triples

21 January • R.V.B.A. 21UP - Round 5 • Pennant Practice/ Coaching 22 January • R.V.B.A. Pennant - Round 14 23 January • R.V.B.A. 21 UP Final • Club Mixed Pairs Final 24 January • V.L.B.A. Pennant

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African Fusion offers a large range of African giftware, as well as offering authentic biltong and boerewors. They are open 7 days a week and their staff will help to find that special something for you from handcrafted artifacts and jewellery to homewares.

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Lombardys on Hesse

A Seventy seat family restaurant located on Queenscliffs’ main street, a short walk down the hill from the main shopping centre or a pleasant stroll (10min) to the Queenscliff/Sorrento car ferry. Lombardys On Hesse offers a pizza/pasta menu incorporating traditional and gourmet selections together with risottos, salads and a weekly changing specials board. LoH provides several options for vegetarian and gluten free dietry requirements. A small but broad wine lists represents most main stream varietals from the regional Australia aswell as several. Local wines, complement the menu, offer value for money with three reds and four whites available by the glass. LoH is fully licensed with several Australian beers and a couple of imported beers and a limited range of basic spirits. Veneziano

Leura Park

There’s nothing not to love about Leura Park Estate – the boutique Bellarine winery with a mighty reputation for sensational wines, great food and fun! A Cellar Door experience will delight – enjoy the rustic chic ambience or ‘Cirque de Soleil-esque’ POD whilst feasting on stunning stone based pizzas, Al Fresco platters and cheeses - delightful partners for the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s live music Sunday offerings. Meander through a guided wine tasting and discover why Leura Park Estate has a 5 star rating in the Halliday Wine Companion 2011 and is stalked for its wine! Sample and savour the renowned sparklings, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz.

coffee roasted in Melbourne is the perfect way to finish your dining experience at LoH – with maybe a biscuit/slice/cake from our display or a house -made dessert. At LoH you can also enquire about our function room, a private area that can hold between 30 to 80 guests. A perfect place for your next family function, birthday or get together. From finger food to a sit down or fixed price menu, we can tailor a package to suit your needs. At LoH the kids are not forgotten either!! A small playroom can keep them occupied so that Mum & Dad can relax and eat in peace. A kids menu (and dessert menu) is provided with several kids size pasta/pizza options. With climate control LoH offers a friendly warm environment for the diner on those bitterly cold winter nights that we have on the coast or a refreshingly cool restaurant on summers oppressively hot days, hot or cold LoH provides great family service, affordable family prices and great family hospitality on the coast allowing you to relax and enjoy your holidays or take the hassle out of your evening meals with our take home menu.







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Operating out of Queenscliff for the past 20 years, Impulse Charters has made a habit of making your time spent here on the Bellarine both fun and unforgettable. With two charter boats, they can cater for fishing charters or sea cruises to see the magnificent sights the Bellarine Coast is known for. Call David today to organise a fun-filled event for you and your family.

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Wallington in driving seat COLLENDINA’S B side endured one of its worst days in recent memory, as it finished play on Day 1 all out for 77, and having Wallington at 1/104, writes Daniel Carty. The Cobra’s batting lineup failed miserably, at one stage they found themselves at 3/1, unfortunately a scorecard we have grown all too familiar with as a nation. Openers Cameron Kavaliunas and Blair Hodgkinson made 1 and

0 respectively, while Paul Liistro top scored down the order with 21. After being pummeled out for 77 after just 40 over’s the Cobras were forced to spend the afternoon in the field, a notion not too many would have contemplated as they arrived earlier in the day. Liistro provided the only breakthrough for the home side taking the wicket of Riley Morrison who made 18.

Cobra’s opener Blair Hodgkinson described the day as, “a disaster, we played horribly”. “Cam (Cameron Kavaliunas) and I went out in the first three over’s and after Leigh (Leigh Keast) hurt his back batting and needed a runner, we were in all sorts of trouble”. Kieran McNally made a handy 12 whilst holding down an end for long enough so the Cobra’s could scrape out a meager

77. “Kieran’s innings was really helpful for us, he was able to hold down an end for about 27 balls and it helped us hang in there for as long as possible, “We tried every option with our bowling but were unable to make any inroads into their batting, we are in a horrible position but we’ll fight on.” A bad day for Cobras also equated to a good day for Wallington.

Michael Drever alone took 4/10 from eight overs, while Adam Baker’s 3/25 off nine overs was also impressive. W a l l a b i e s nightwatchmen were Craig Ollis (40 not out) and Aaron Cotton (32) not out. The game re commences this Saturday at Collendina Recreation Reserve with the Cobra’s 27 runs in arrears with Wallington having nine wickets in hand.

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Cam Kavaliunas was the second Cobra wicket to go, caught by Kyne Krusic-Golub (above) and bowled by Michael Drever (left).


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Venomous Cobras put bite on Wallabies


LET PRIDE IN UR RIDE MAKE YOUR UTE BEAUT Pictured left: Michael Fabris kept up his form with a brilliant 5.48 off 24 overs.

COLLENDINA A’s took the Bull by the horns in Saturday’s derby encounter at Wallington Recreation Reserve, when they put the home team in after winning the toss, writes Daniel Carty. The decision turned out to be an inspired one as the locals were all out for the meager total of 148 off 69.5 over’s. A brilliant 5/48 from Michael Fabris ripped through Wallington’s top order, as he claimed the scalps of the opening four batsmen. Fabris was supported solidly by Jye Hearps 3/22 off 10 over’s in his first A Grade game and also Jamie Brennan and

Corey Walter who took one wicket apiece. Cobras number four batsman Nathan Walter holds high hopes for victory on Saturday. “It looks like a total that we should be able to chase down, but the way we have batted at stages this year, anything could happen”. The weather played a part in the Wallington total, with wind, rain and cloud cover interchanging throughout the day. “I thought it looked like reasonably difficult conditions to bat on the weekend. The ball was moving around a bit and the wind and cloud cover made it harder for the

batsmen. When it rained later in the day the ball got pretty wet in the outfield which made it difficult for both sides”. “Jye Hearps did a really good job in his A grade debut and Mick Fabris (Michael Fabris) bowled really well again”. The Cobras will look to chase down the Wallington total this Saturday at Wallington Recreation Reserve. Currently Cobras sit at 9th on 12 points while Wallington are on 24 points in fourth spot behind Grubbers. Cobras have a bye during the two-dayer on January 22 and 29.

Left Ben Atkinson looks down the line, eventually caught by Nathan Walter and bowled by Michael Fabris Right: Jye Hearps enjoyed an impressive bowling spree, taking 3/22 of ten overs in his first A Grade game.

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OCEAN Grove’s B side won the toss and elected to bat in tough conditions when they took on Drysdale at Ocean Grove memorial recreation reserve on Saturday, writes

Daniel Carty. The home team made 165 all out from 62 over’s with a brave 47 from number six Darren Craig giving the bowlers something to defend on

the second day. Other notable contributions with the bat were Dean Harty with 25, opener Lucas Baulch with 22 and Marcus Worth scoring a valuable

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Grub’s chasing OCEAN Grove’s A side took to the field for day one of their two day encounter at ladder leaders Drysdale, with a good bowling performance vital to their hopes of a season defining victory, writes Daniel Carty. Unfortunately for the Grubbers they were unable to keep the dangerous Drysdale batting lineup to a small total. The home side eventually finished with 8/298 from its 75 over’s with opener Kane Taylor top scoring with 95 after

being dropped on scores of 4 and 8 earlier in the day. Shaun Branniff was the pick of the Grubbers bowlers, taking 4/61 off 21 over’s. He was supported manfully by John McDonald who took 2/53 off 15 and Lucas Cameron who bowled without luck, eventually finishing with figures of 1/74 from 21 over’s. Ocean Grove opening batsman Dean Gills pondered what could have been, if the visitors took their opportunities in the


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tough conditions. “I think we bowled pretty well but just didn’t take our opportunities when they came to us,” said Gills. “They obviously batted well but it could’ve been a different story if we had taken our catches early in the day.” The game re-commences this coming Saturday at the Drysdale Recreation Reserve. The Grubbers will need to muster all their batting prowess, if they are to chase down Drysdale’s monster total.

Shaun Branniff was the pick of the Grubbers bowlers, taking 4/61 off 21 overs at Drysdale. The look of frustration on bowler Shaun Braniff’s face says it all.

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