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CHEESEMAN CALLS ON BAILLIEU TO CHIP IN

SHELL OUT FEDERAL MP, Darren Cheeseman,

has called on the new Victorian Government to make the Shell Road Sports Precinct a priority and match the Federal Labor Government’s $2 million contribution. Cheeseman made his comments after a Coalition Government took over without making a commitment to the desperately needed Grove project. Although unsuccessful, Liberal candidate Kurt Reiter did take time to visit and listen to local viewpoints. However, he was unable to deliver an election pledge on the project. Lisa Neville promised $5m and although she was re-elected - her party wasn’t.

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“This project as it has been planned, which has a total cost of over $6 million, is now at risk,” Darren Cheeseman said. “The Gillard (Federal) Government has promised a contribution of $2 million. Our contribution is unconditional and we will provide that amount.” “I believe this is the most important sport and recreational precinct on the Bellarine Peninsula, and this is something I have championed for the community where we want a first-class

result.” “The issue is now whether we get an important regional-level project, or a glorified tin shed.” “I believe all levels of Government should be contributing to get an outcome that will last the community for two or three decades to come.” Cheeseman said that if the Victorian Government is serious about community health and fighting things such as childhood obesity, investing in sports and recreation facilities was an absolute priority, which actually saves money in the long run. “The best way to fight childhood obesity is to get kids active and involved in community sport. It’s the old adage of prevention is better than cure, and that’s socially and financially in my book.” “The Shell Road Precinct upgrade will help the footy club, the netball club, the soccer and cricket clubs and other sports to increase their levels of participation.” “All these Clubs do a tremendous job in getting kids involved and keeping them healthy, and I am urging the new Victorian Government to match the commitment that the Gillard Government has shown.”

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Homes still on the up LOCAL average property prices continue to climb as indicated in the latest Victorian Property Sales Report, writes Carly Helweg. Ocean Grove has maintained a strong real estate presence on the Bellarine Peninsula due to a high demand for property in the area. According to the sales report, released by the Victorian Government, there was a large increase in median (average) unit prices in Ocean Grove since the April-June 2009 quarter until the same

quarter of this year with a 38.5 per cent jump. Median house and land prices have also increased over the year with a 5.1 and 11.3 per cent increase respectively. Sales agent from Kerley's Coastal Real Estate, Susan Potts said that prices were increasing due to the demand for houses and especially land around Ocean Grove. “Definitely, I'd say in the main there is a shortage of available land that has seen land prices driven up,” Susan said. However Susan believes

the figures in the Sales Report might imply a greater rise than actual. She said house and land prices have all increased due to lack of availability and high demand but in her experience, hasn’t indicated up to a 38.5 per cent median price rise in 2009/2010 period. “Over 30 per cent seems a bit weird, there's not a lot of units but an expensive townhouse might drive the average up,” she said. The sales report also shows average price increases in the high

tourism times of January to March in 2010 for both houses and units. Despite seasonal influences on tourism and people influx into Ocean Grove during this quarter, Susan said this doesn't necessarily reflect in real estate numbers as Ocean Grove has strong sales throughout the year. “Ocean Grove is a robust market, it’s a market that works all year round,” she said.“It’s not as seasonal as people might think, Ocean Grove is a vibrant town and the demand is ongoing.”

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$8.5k raised Barwon Coast, designers and builders at the opening of the new toilet and changing facilities at Main Beach.

Flushed with success OCEAN Grove resident Mark Edmonds had the honour of declaring the new $1m Main Beach toilet and changing block officially open earlier this month. Mr Edmonds is chairman of local foreshore managers Barwon Coast. At the low-key opening Barwon Coast’s general manager Bob Jordan noted that the project and associated landscape works had been totally funded by the

organisation’s successful operation of its two major caravan parks, Riverview and Barwon Heads. The new amenity block replaced the previous 1960s building and provides 11 toilets, four showers, eight wash basins, a urinal and two changing rooms. Mr Edmonds complemented the builders Burchell Construction on completing the new building on time and on budget and said that the design by Baade

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Harbour had resulted in an eyecatching and functional design that would meet the needs of all beach users – both locals and tourists. He particularly highlighted the provision of two full fitted cubicles to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities. It includes doorways wide enough for the DSA beach wheelchairs. Mr Jordan commented that the completion of the amenity block brings to an end the ten-year-plan

to upgrade the facilities on the Ocean Grove foreshore that started with the relocation of Surf Beach Road to the back of the coastal reserve, thereby ensuring that beach visitors using the car parks no longer had to cross the road to get to the beach. Other major works have included the $1.2m rebuild of the seawall, a disabled ramp, promenade, rotunda renovation and barbecue area.

Ocean Grove artist Jenny McLachlan’s charity art sale raised an impressive $8,500 for Alstrom Syndrome International. Over 100 people attended the exhibition over the last weekend in November held at Café Silk in Geelong. Jenny said she sold out of all her 55 pieces and collected over $2000 from donations at the door. “I can’t take the smile off my face, it’s more than what I could have wished for,” Jenny’s son Heath passed away from the rare genetic disease, Alstrom Syndrome in 2005 aged 23. Jenny now uses her art to keep Heath’s memory alive and to fundraise for others living with the disease.


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Outdoor cinema in Grove Sit back, relax and enjoy our beautiful town park while watching an outdoor family movie. Ocean Grove is getting an open air cinema for two nights in January. Pack a picnic and bring along a rug and enjoy watching Mama Mia and Up at Ocean Grove Park - and it’s all free. The 9m by 6m screen will offer everyone a great view and cinematic sound under the stars with activities also laid on to keep youngsters entertained before the

Mamma Mia is showing in Ocean Grove on January 1.

show. “Getting together to watch a fun movie is always a nice way to spend some quality time

as a family. Hopefully the outdoor cinema will be a fantastic event where families can combine a nice relaxing outdoor picnic with a fun movie night,” said organiser Michele Mitten. Partners in the event are the City of Greater Geelong, the Ocean Grove Voice, Ocean Grove Community Enterprise and OGAN and 14 local businesses have helped by sponsoring the event. The first movie will be Mamma Mia on January

1 and the second will be Up on January 15. The events will start at 7pm and feature free face painting, balloon twisters, and plenty of food and refreshments including a sausage sizzle, popcorn, fairly floss, coffees, slushies and cold drinks. The films will begin at 9pm and run for about an hour and three quarters. As said this is a FREE EVENT with no charge for admission. Leave the car at home, bring a rug or deckchairs and enjoy a great family evening.

Blood counters AN Ocean Grove accounting business has helped to save the lives of people needing blood. WHK were awarded winners of the Battle of the Suits Challenge between four accounting firms from Geelong and the Bellarine. The blood donor competition ran from November 30 2009 until December 1 2010 with WHK employees giving blood 77 times potentially saving 231 lives. Helen Butteriss and Claire Reiners from WHK’s Ocean Grove office took part in the competition taking advantage of the mobile blood bus that regularly parks at Shell Road. Helen said lots of people

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HOME grown food, fresh air and hard work might just be the secret to a long life. Dorothy Price, pictured above with a close friend, celebrated her 100th birthday on December 11 with friends and family. The mother of two sons, grandmother to six and great grandmother to six said she didn’t want to make a fuss about her milestone birthday. “Lots of people make it to 100 these days, its common,” she said. Dorothy has been a resident at the TLC Residential Aged Care Home in Wallington for the past four years but grew up around Geelong and raised her own family in Belmont.

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The Ocean Grove WHK team celebrate their win: pictured are Luke Andrews, Helen Butteriss, Claire Reiners and Trent Walerys.

from WHK were keen to take part in the challenge, many giving blood every three months. “This is a fabulous result and a great community contribution and I am sure many families fighting cancer, burns,

illnesses and accidents around Ocean Grove and Geelong and beyond are very, very grateful for our efforts,” said Helen At the moment only one in thirty people give blood while one in three people will need

blood and the Red Cross requires 26,000 donations a week across Australia. For more information on giving blood or to start your own group challenge visit www.donateblood. com.au.

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Coastcare members – Vanessa Wiggenraad, Jackie Scally and Mitch Clarnette. Picture: Ed Sloane.

THE new Ocean Grove Coastcare group is looking for budding artists to help them design their logo. The group is after a fun and inspiring logo that captures all that Coastcare is about, caring for the Ocean Grove coastal environment including the native plants and animals, dunes, sea and the people. The only requirement is that your design includes the text, Ocean Grove Coastcare. Entry forms from Coles in Ocean Grove. Closing date Friday January 14. For more information visit www.coastcare.com.au

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DO you know what to do if you were caught in a bushfire? A special community workshop is being held at Ocean Grove CFA tonight (Wednesday December 15) to help you plan for the fire season. To learn more, the CFA is inviting you to attend the free information session about: The Bushfire Risk in the Ocean Grove and surrounding areas; Developing a bushfire plan; Personal survival and how you can protect yourself; How you can prepare your house; What “leave early” means; and information and warnings during bushfire. Experts will be available to give advice and answer questions. The workshop at Ocean Grove Fire Brigade in Shell Road will start at 7.30pm.

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“It’s still in the very early stages but Council certainly supports the concept of a community garden in Ocean Grove,” she said. “We’re investigating a range of sites, of which The Parade is one.” Peter said the group is very keen about a site on The Parade due to its proximity to Ocean Grove’s CBD.

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OCEAN Grove Music School hosted their annual end of year concert last Thursday night, writes Carly Helweg. Held at the Senior Citizens hall, the students had the chance to showcase their years work to friends and family. The students ranging in primary and secondary school ages performed to over 90 people, some having as little as four lessons before bravely taking the stage. Five students who recently had their Australia and New Zealand Cultural Arts Limited music exams also had their results and certificates handed out. All students passed their exams with four recieving 'honours'.

LOCAL gardeners are being asked to put forward their interest in an Ocean Grove Community Garden. Ocean Grove resident Peter Gumley believes the local community is lacking a garden space and has taken on a planning role for the project. The planning group is designing a garden to give members a place for social interaction, learning or enhancing their gardening ability and to plant their own vegetables, fruit, flowers or herbs. Peter said in this health conscious time many people want the opportunity to grow their own fresh food and with many people living in townhouses or apartments, may not get the opportunity. “They can provide food of their own choice and be aware of its nutritional value,” he said. Still in the early stages of research and development, the planning group is looking for a minimum of 20 local residents interested

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Trolley park trash JUST days after we published a letter about shopping trolleys from concerned Grove resident Beverley O’Meara the Voice began to compile a catalogue of examples. Should the supermarkets should go back to the coin locks? news@ oceangrovevoice.com

Trollies have turned up in the lower end of The Terrace, half way down Presidents Avenue, Eggleston and Blue Waters Drive.

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A GROUP from Seachange quilters travelled to USA at the end of October. Part of the tour included attending the International Quilt Show at Houston Texas in early November, which is where the photo was taken. Prior to Houston their tour also included Denver, Boston and Bird in Hand in the Amish area of Pennsylvania.

Your views matter to the Ocean Grove Voice. If you are unhappy about anything you read in this newspaper either email: news@ocean grovevoice.com or write to PO Box 54 Ocean Grove, Victoria 3226.

Voice says IT’S the time of the year when we think about what is REALLY important to us. Family and friends tend to rank pretty highly in those thoughts, whether it’s the things we are glad of - or not. Either way, that ‘end of year’ cycle offers a chance to build on what we have - or right what is wrong. The great community that is Ocean Grove is pretty much like a family. Week in, week out, we at the Voice get to marvel at the contributors to our town. Many are volunteers who, in their own way, are the fabric that makes this place great. You know who you are. ‘Good on you’. We’d also like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all our story contributors, the people that give their time to send in their photos and words and help make the Voice a truly local read. You really are appreciated.

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Girls doing it for Malawi children A GIRLS Only afternoon helped raise $2,800 for the Mphatso Children’s Foundation n Malawi. Run by volunteers the afternoon at the Wave included cooking demonstrations, a scone 'bake off' (judged by Jodie 'granny' McDonald, Geoff Trevaskis and Robyn Casey), the sale of Malawian craft, a silent auction, an amazing afternoon tea and the sale of their 2011 calendars. Robyn Casey talked about the situation and need in Malawi and others compared daily life for Malawian women and Australian women.

Above, Lauren Barrot, and right, Val Crole and Robyn Casey.

Market now in full swing OCEAN Grove Community Market has now run three weekends this ‘summer’ season and continues to pull in a huge range of stallholders and community groups. Among the newest to take a pitch is the newly formed Ocean Grove Men’s Shed. The next markets are on Sunday January 2, Sunday February 6 and Sunday March 6. The final big Easter market is on Sunday April 3. All the markets are held at Kingston Park from 9am to 1pm.

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the Community Enterprise, Jon Mamonski, who remains a board member. The OGCE objective is broadly to provide funds to local groups to support important community projects. Recipients of this, the second grant round in 2010, include the Ocean Grove Park Inc, the Ocean Grove RSL, the Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean Grove Disabled Surfers’ Association and the Ocean Grove Calisthenics Club. “Our motto is that in Ocean Grove we help ourselves,” said Helen Butteriss. “Simply by nominating our Community Enterprise through your Bendigo Bank or Geelong

OCEAN Grove Community Enterprise donated a further $11,400 to local community groups and organisations.

Community Telco accounts, or GMHBA membership, those organisations provide money to the OGCE on your behalf. “It’s really easy and it suits people who cannot or prefer not to donate time or money – the participating organisations

donate their money, not yours.” The next grant round will focus on community groups that may otherwise struggle to access money to operate their community-based activity. Keep your eye out in the Voice for the next round of applications.

Donation is a life-changer A LOCAL health care therapist has helped pass on a generous gift to a family in need, writes Carly Helweg. Indented Head couple Davina and Murray Moore are full time carers for their son Robert (affectionately known as Robbie) who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. The-13-year-old has limited walking capabilities and has recently grown too big for his wheelchair requiring a new one. Bowan and Soft Tissue therapist, Ron

Phelan presented Robbie with his brand new wheelchair on December 1, donated through the Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund based in Geelong. Established in 2003, the Trust Fund is a notfor profit organisation to provide funds to children with disabilities and help improve their quality of life. Ron said an anonymous donor was able to raise about $1,000 in under two months to help purchase the chair for Robbie. “He is a client of mine,

was told of what we were doing and was really inspired to help.” Davina said they are extremely thankful for the new wheelchair especially as applying for grants through the hospital can be a drawn out process. “Robbie’s grown out of his other chair and by the time we go back to the hospital and apply for the funding he’s grown out of (the new one),” she said. Because Davina doesn’t drive, she and Robbie have to attend their medical appointments

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OCEAN Grove Community Enterprise has timed its latest grant round with Christmas, to provide bonuses for five more businesses in Ocean Grove. Newly appointed Chair, Helen Butteriss, was delighted to announce the recipients at an official presentation at the Bendigo Bank on Friday 10 December. The grants totalled more than $11,000. Helen said, “We decided to rebound from the disappointment of a rained-out community showcase picnic and join Santa in distributing good wishes and cash at Christmas time!” Helen takes over from inaugural Chair of

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in Melbourne via public transport and the lack of a viable wheelchair makes the task extremely difficult. “This will make things much easier,” she said.

The Moore’s case worker from McKillop Family Services, Belinda Lear said that the wheelchair will improve both Robbie and his family’s quality of life exponentially.

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Service awards at CFA Ocean Grove CFA members were honoured with long service awards at the brigade base recently. Victorian CFA board member Ken King was on hand to present the awards along with District 7 operations officer David Harrison.

Bec would like to wish all her valued clients a Merry Christmas

The late Bob Smith, pictured left, was awarded the National Medal 3rd Clasp for 46 yrs of service. The medal was awarded posthumously to his great nephew Zac Smith, pictured right with his father Tim.

CFA board member Ken King thanked and praised Ocean Grove CFA at the awards night.

Morrie Barry National Medal 3rd Clasp 47 yrs of service

Ivan Lee: National Medal 3rd Clasp 62 yrs of service

Matt Geerings National Medal 15 yrs of service

Capt Steve Gibbs National Medal 16 yrs of service

Matt Fisher National Medal 20 yrs of service

Cindy Harrison-Roberts National Medal 22 yrs of service

John Wynn National Medal 1st Clasp 27 yrs of service

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Crowd rewarded AS if by a miracle Ocean Grove Carols in the Park not only survived the weather but attracted arguably one of its largest crowds on record. Although the organisers put their heads down and continued preparing the site for the 7.30pm start, essentials like the sausage supplies were left until the very last minute. That’s how cautious they were on Sunday afternoon. But once the music began to play, the crowds swarmed in undeterred by the previous 24 wretched Victorian hours. The energy of organiser Jon Mamonski, the mellowing voice of Mark Hyland MC’ing and the melting sound of primary school kids singing carols and somehow Ocean Grove Carols in the Park started to take on a more summery feel. That was confirmed not just by those little bitey creatures, but by the lifting spirits among those who had been rewarded for braving the night that really should never have been.

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Cruise off into the sunset

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 Popes Eye, a man made

structure built at the turn of the last century. It is home to 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 in arm's length of dozens of friendly, playful seals that call the structure home. We're also likely to encounter bottlenose Dolphins on the gentle journey up

the bay. While successful sightings of Dolphins are a regular event, we cannot guarantee them on every cruise. On scheduled Cruises we get up close and personal with Luxury Liners such as Diamond Princess or The Queen Elizabeth. For more details see the advertisement on page 25. • Win a sunset cruise. What Hat is host to the bay seals.

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grove news

Santa’s social calls

TRI-AMA CLEANING SERVICES mmercial domestic & co ng window cleani vacate cleans holiday rental appartments

MOBILE: 0412 135 866

Members and guests of Ocean Grove Men’s Probus enjoying Christmas lunch at the Ocean Grove Hotel.

OCEAN Grove Men’s Probus recently held its Christmas Party. More than 80 members, past members, partners and guests

attended the party at the Ocean Grove Hotel. Fun and friendship was the theme for the afternoon, with

Santa even dropping in for a quick meet and greet with those attending. The club is always looking for

new members. If you are retired or thinking of it, contact the president Terry Davies on 5255 5587.

Lions enjoy some festive cheer

Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club recently held their Christmas break up at a member’s house in Wallington.


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OCEAN GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

91 THE PARADE OCEAN GROVE

PHONE: 52554294 WEB PAGE http://oceangrovenc.com

Office open hours – Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 5pm

From the CoOrdinators Desk

I cannot believe that we are at the end of another year. Over the past few weeks I have had the chance to reflect on everything the centre has achieved during 2010. I am pleased to report to you that we have achieved what we set out to do plus more. The Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre has grown and developed over the past 12 months, making us one of the leading centres in the State. With over 10 accredited courses on our scope of registration, our youth program, 130 hobby and general interest or health courses programmed quarterly, the vacation care program, our support groups, community development projects and computer classes we have certainly meet all of our goals and provide local training for local community members. The centre close down period for XMAS is Thursday the 16th December 2010 and we will re open on Monday 10th January 2011. School holiday program will run for 3 weeks when we re-open. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a merry xmas and a safe new year and we hope to see you at your local learning centre in 2011. Look Forward to seeing

you at OGNC Nicki Dunne Co-Ordinator

Business Directory

OGNC has implemented a new community development project for 2011. The project is to develop a comprehensive business directory for the community. OGNC has mailed information to over 1000 local businesses in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Wallington. If you did not receive the information and would like to be included please fill in the form listed on this page and return to the centre asap. The directory will be printed in hard copy as well listed on a dedicated web site with links to your web page.

School Holiday Program

OGNC is still taking bookings for the January vacation care program. Please contact the centre for vacancies.

Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre INC. BUSINESS DIRECTORY PROJECT 2011 Contact Name Business Name Address Telephone Number Email: ________________________________ Web Page: ______________________________ Yearly sponsorship options (please tick) OPTION 1

$25 per year

OPTION 2

$30 per year

OPTION 3

$50 per year

 Business listed on the web page with link to own web page  A listing in the Ocean Grove Business/Community Directory.  Business listing with company logo on the web page with a link to your web page.  A listing in the Ocean Grove Business/Community Directory with logo.  Business listing with company logo on the web page with a link to your web page.  A description of your business to be included on the web page and in the hard copy directory  A listing in the Ocean Grove Business/Community Directory with logo.

Blurb about your business. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Do you require a tax invoice Please email your logo to ognc@iprimus.com.au by the 18th December 2010 to be added to our web page. Return to: The Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre 91 the Parade or PO Box 420 Ocean Grove 3226

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Did you know that we are registered as a High Quality Vacation Care Centre? Our Fees are set at competitive rates. Our program is supervised by qualified Primary Teachers. The kids that come along never want to leave. We provide a mix of craft activities, excursions, outdoor play, indoor play and much more. Parents are eligible for fee relief through Child Care Rebate system and that we are open from 8am to 6pm. January school holiday program will be open for booking in November 2010

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 1

10th January 8am-6pm 11th January 8am-6pm 12th January 8am-6pm Incursion: Hand Drumming Excursion: A movie of Activities: Indoor/ Workshop rating G or PG will be seen. Outdoor games and craft activities.

MONDAY

13th January 8am-6pm Activities: Indoor/ Outdoor games and craft activities.

14th January 8am-6pm Excursion: Adventure Park

WEEK 2

17th January 8am-6pm Excursion: A movie of rating G or PG will be seen.

18th January 8am-6pm Activities: Indoor/ Outdoor games and craft activities.

19th January 8am-6pm Excursion: Bowling

20th January 8am-6pm Activities: Indoor/ Outdoor games and craft activities.

21st January 8am-6pm Excursion: Luna Park

24th January 8am-6pm Excursion: A movie of rating G or PG will be seen.

25th January 8am-6pm Activities: Indoor/ Outdoor games and craft activities.

26th January

27th January 8am-6pm Activities: Indoor/ Outdoor games and craft activities.

28th January 8am-6pm Excursion: Indoor Play Centre

WEEK 3

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

CLOSED AUSTRALIA DAY HOLIDAY


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MELLOW sounds, great food and plenty to browse – it’s the Tranquility Fair next month and a time to unwind and chill out. This year’s fair – the 13th – will take place on Saturday January 8 from 10am to 4pm and it aims to provide the community and holidaymakers with a festival of food, craft and pampering, rides and fun for the kids, along with an awesome line up of live music. The line up this year includes The Band Who Knew Too Much, Rebecca Barnard, Asha Bollywood Dance and Workshop, The Scion Pirates and Steve McEwan & the Yesmen. Stalls include jewellery, clothing, handcrafts, fresh produce, olive oil and honey, books and videos, model cars, plants and drums. Kids fun goes from a chair-o-plane, camel rides and train rides to face painting, temporary tattoos and arts and crafts. The food is international – Tibetan, Italian and Dutch as well as yabbi pies, yoghurts and a chocolate fountain. The fair opens at 10am and runs to 4pm. Entry is $3 per person, under 12s just a smile. Proceeds raised go to the improvement of Ocean Grove Park.

A fair to unwind

MOVIES

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Raving over Parsons

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Word of mouth had worked well when the Adam Parsons Project landed at the Ocean Grove Hotel this week. The band, comprising of Adam Parsons (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboards), Greg Southall (Bass), Roy Green (Guitar, Backup Vocals) and Adam Giles (Drums, Percussion), performed both popular and little known Pink Floyd covers with songs such as Money and the Great Gig in the Sky going down well. Tegan Rose Smith provided the vocals for "Great Gig In The Sky", while Robert Calvert was invited to play saxophone. If you had

closed your eyes you would be forgiven for thinking that you were at a Pink Floyd concert, especially upon hearing the vocals on Us and Them which attracted a round of applause. When the audience was invited to sing along to Wish You Were Here, there was not a closed mouth in the audience. The encore of Another Brick in the Wall had the punters yelling for more. Sadly this was not to be as the pigs had flown. As tribute bands go, the Adam Parsons Project is Pink Floyd replicated.

1st January 2011 MAMMA MIA!

15th January 2011 UP!

Best play nomination In The Voice in April of this year we reported on the eight past and present residents of Ocean Grove who were performing in Geelong Repertory Theatre Company’s production of the modern Irish comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Woodbin Theatre, West Geelong. We can now report that The Cripple of Inishmaan exceeded all expectations. The play received a nomination for the best play in Geelong in 2010 from Entertainment Geelong in their short list of Virtual Oscar nominations. Bryan Eaton and Ubaldino Mantelli were nominated in the Best Male Lead Actor category for their roles in the play and two other members of the cast Maddie Field and Mary Steuten received nominations in the Best Supporting Female Actor category. The Virtual Oscars from Entertainment Geelong went to

Bryan Eaton for his role as Johnnypateenmike and Maddie Field for her role as Helen McCormick. In the Victorian Drama League (VDL) Awards, The Cripple of Inishmaan received a whopping nine nominations at the awards ceremony in Melbourne on December 5. Among these were Ocean Grovers Patsy Sanaghan and Jon Pedlar who received nominations for best comedy actor in a minor role and Bryan Eaton for Best Comedy Actor in a leading role. Nominations were also received for best comedy and Jon Pedlar and Judy Thomson received nominations for best director of a comedy production. The VDL award for Best Actor in a comedy role in Victoria in 2010 went to Bryan Eaton for his portrayal as Inishmaan’s gossip, Johnnypateenmike.

AT THE OCEAN GROVE PARK FROM 7PM MOVIE STARTS 9:15

FREE FACE PAINTING & BALLOON TWISTERS BRING A RUG OR DECKCHAIRS SAUSAGE SIZZLE - POPCORN - FAIRY FLOSS COFFEE - SLUSHIES - COLD DRINKS


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voicediningout

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Browse through the Mill Shop at Lighthouse Olive Grove and get some great ideas for Christmas. Make up your own hamper or have Rosie organise one for you. Choose from a range of olive oils, balsamic vinegar, jams, chutney’s local wines and our range of soaps and body care products. 650 Andersons Rd (Located under Loam Restaurant), Drysdale

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music/live events

what’s ON

• Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Sunday December 19- Sarah’s Christmas Carols with Captain Chook’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. - Wednesday January 5- 8pm Carus Thompson $20 • Barwon Heads Hotel - Thursdays 9:30pm: Live acoustic music with Lucas Williams in the Bakbar - Fridays in December 9.30pm: ‘DJ K-Rupt’ in the Bakbar. - Saturday December 18 9:30pm: ‘Adventure Playground’ in the Bistro. $10 entry, ID required - Sunday December 26 (Boxing Day)9:30pm : ‘Adventure Playground’ in the bistro. $10 entry, ID required - Sunday January 23 The Beautiful Girls with The Chemist. Reserve tickets available at www.oztix.com.au • Ocean Grove Hotel - Saturdays: Live music and open mic from 6pm. • Bar Deli - Mondays 6:30: Open Mic and cheap meals = good food and great entertainment - Fridays and Saturdays :6pm-9pm - $12 meals

food/wine

• Oakdene - Mondays 6:30-9:30pm. Masterclass with Marty-learn the secrets to fine food and wine. New season announced by popular demand- Nov 22 until Feb 28 2011. Bookings necessary 5255 1255 • Leura Park Estate - Sensational wines and food available. Live music every Sunday from 12:30pm. 1400 Portarlington

Thinking of SELLING? For Professional and Personalised service

Call Steve Asquith 0411 814 167

66 The Terrace, Ocean Grove

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

• Ocean GroveSurf Life Saving Club ‘Rip to River’. Monday December 27. Run the 10km, 5km or the 1.4km Ripper Nipper event. Enties at www.riptoriver.oceangroveslsc.asn. au • 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 7:4510pm. 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

classes

• Check out the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre

Cool sounds on a Sunday

timetable for a range of fun and informative classes from cooking to computers to CPR. Phone 52554294 • Sticky ‘Little’ Fingers Kids Cooking Classes for children 7-13 years. Saturdays until December 18 at Surfside Primary School. $20 per child per class. For bookings and enquiries call Lauren 0400307040 • 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

markets, fairs and fundraisers

• Ocean Grove Community Market, Sunday January 2, Kingston Park, Ocean Grove from 9am-1pm. • Barwon Heads market at the Community Town Hall, Hitchcock avenue. Every Saturday 9am-1pm. • Tranquility Fair, January 8. Details page 21.

family fun

• Learn to ride at Koombahla Park. Three hour classes are held every Saturday and Sunday and four hour classes on weekdays. All ages welcome. Prices $35-$55. Bookings necessary, phone 52551020 • Outdoor Cinema, January 1 and 15. Details page 3. To have your event included in ‘What’s on’ phone: 5255 3323 or email: journo@oceangrovevoice.com

Local Jon Willard can be seen laying down some cool sounds at the Nectar Bar on Sunday afternoons. The venue has live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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. www.meetup.com/bellarine-geelongsocial-group.


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environment

Birds along the Barwon River THE stretch of Barwon River from the Riverview Family Caravan Park to the Ocean Grove Golf Club and Boat Ramp is currently alive with beautiful birds, including some of the thousands of migratory birds that visit Lake Connewarre each year. How lucky are we to have this on our doorstep? This area is part of the Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve. which is listed as a Wetland of International importance under the Ramsar convention. The Ramsar Convention (signed in 1971) is also known as 'The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance'. It is an intergovernmental treaty that provides a framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem, and the Convention's member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet. This agreement commits the Australian and Victorian governments to conserving the habitats of migratory birds. The mangroves growing in the Barwon River are the

Black-fronted Dotterel.

only trees able to survive the salty conditions of the Barwon estuary (an estuary is a wide part of a river where it meets the sea). Estuaries are places where freshwater from a river mixes with saltwater from the sea, so animals and plants have to adapt to survive in both conditions. The roots of the mangroves reduce erosion around the shoreline and provide shelter for fish and other small marine animals. Birds found all year around the Barwon River Estuary include Royal Spoonbills, Yellow Billed Spoonbills, Royal Ibis, Pelicans, Cormorants, Pacific Gulls and Silver Gulls. Some of the birds I have spotted lately along the Barwon River include:

Barwon Caspian.

1. Pied Oyster Catcher This is a black and white bird, 48 cms in length, with a long orange bill, long orange legs, and a red eye. They use their bills to open shells or bivalve molluscs to feed on the shell fish inside. They also eat worms, insects and crustaceans. They are found throughout Australia except around the Great Australian Bight where there is no beach to live on (just kilometres of cliff faces). Their numbers have been slowly declining, probably because they nest on the beach or on sandbars. 2. Common Greenshank This is a large (30cms) wader bird, with a dark grey neck and pale chest and tail. The large, curved bill is dark grey,

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and they have yellow legs. They feed on insects, worms, molluscs, small fish, and crustaceans. Greenshanks are commonly found in estuaries, swamps and lagoons. They breed in the Paleartic region of the world which includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalaya foothills, northern Africa, and the northern and central parts of the Arabian Peninsula. They migrate to Australia from August to November each year. They stay in Australia until March and April, then return to their Northern breeding grounds. 3. Bar-tailed Godwit BarTailed Godwits are large (37cms) wader birds. They are brown above and have lighter feathers underneath.

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flags at our locally patrolled beaches - Ocean Grove and 13th Beach where Life Savers & Lifeguards will be on patrol. We are again funding the provision of lifeguards at the beach to the east of RAAF’s (18W) on the Ocean Grove Spit as an alternative to the Ocean Grove Main Beach and being close to the Riverside Camping Area. We are also funding the provision of an additional Lifeguard at the Ocean Grove Main Beach At all beach access pathways we have installed Beach Safety Signs that provide advice on general water conditions, rocks, tide etc and where the nearest patrolled beach is. Please take time to read those notices.

Barwon Coast your local coastal foreshore manager has the responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. We are delighted to announce that our new $1m amenity block project at the Ocean Grove Main Beach has been completed and is now open This is our largest ever self funded project and is the last major component of the Ocean Grove Main beach redevelopment project we commenced a decade ago starting with the relocation of the Surf Beach Road to the back of the coastal reserve, improving beach access safety for all visitors. The amenity block occupies a smaller and lower profile than the old block and incorporates a range of sustainable design features including the installation of an underground 100,000 litre tank that will collect rainwater from the roof and surrounding hard standing. That water will then be used for flushing the toilets thereby saving on the use of town water. Two stand alone unisex toilets have been built for the use of persons of all abilities and their carers. Those toilets have exceptionally wide doors to enable those using the large wheel aquatic wheelchairs used during events such as the disables surfers carnival to gain access Adjacent to the amenity block are 2 disabled car parks and a ramp built at the required gradient to suit people in wheelchairs.

Godwits have a very long pinkish bill, that I'm sure must be difficult not to trip over! Bar-Tailed Godwits arrive in Australia in August each year from breeding grounds as far away as Scandinavia, northern Asia and Alaska.They return to their breeding grounds in April and May. They feed on molluscs, worms and aquatic insects. 4/ Black-fronted Dotterel This is a small (16cms) wading bird with a black face and front, pink legs, red bill , red eye ring and brown mottled wings. Dotterel are found throughout Australia in wetlands, lakes, rivers and swamps. They are not often seen on the coast as they prefer fresh water. They eat insects and small molluscs.

When disturbed the Dotterel tends to run very swiftly before flying, and they are very light on their feet. Imagine being 30 cms big and having the instinct and energy to fly from one side of the world to the other? Birds are incredible. 5/ Great Egret There are a pair of magestic Great Egrets living in the River. Great Egrets are white, with a yellow bill, black legs and yellow eye ring. They are 70 cms long. They prefer shallow flowing water. They eat mainly fish, but also small reptiles, molluscs, and insects. I wonder why Lake Connewarre, which is an area of international importance for bird habitats, is also a 'game' reserve? How does this happen? Duck shooting seems such an unequal competition between a gentle and defenceless creature and a man with a gun. What is the sport in this? How many other birds get injured or maimed in the process? What sort of 'Convention' leads to a wetland being named as internationally important and at the same time allows shooting? If anyone can explain this, they are a better man than me.

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. The free bus is operating from 26th December until 26th January commencing at 10am thru to 6pm with an hourly lap of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and the 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.

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 www.barwoncoast.com.au 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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State successes for Grove

Pictured are the Ladies Minor Singles finalists Anne Ladgrove and Trish Sheriff.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Pat Virtue (skip), Faye Richardson and Marie Hughes who are off to Yarraville/Footscray Bowling Club on the 19th January 2011 to play off in the finals of the State Triples. On their way to the finals, the girls had to win the Bellarine District Title and then the Group Title which they won against a team from Geelong West. We wish the girls all the best in their bid for State Title glory against teams from all other zones in the state. In other events played recently, Ron Thorley added another title to his

Bob Grieve in action winning the Men’s Minor Singles.

growing list by defeating Keith George in the final of the Veterans Singles, making it back to back wins. “Wonny” who started bowling here in 1973 has racked up in excess of 600 pennant

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Online

Grove junior tennis champs

Above serving: Steph Golightly. Right: Isabelle Jones, Kate Hudson and Jaweria Shah. Results for round 9 of the Tennis Geelong season. Section 2 Boys Red: Defeated Ocean Grove White; 4 sets 26 to 2 sets 21. Section 2 Boys White: Lost to Ocean Grove Red; 2 sets 21 to 4 sets 26. Section 3 Girls: Lost to Bellbrae; 2 sets 23 to 4 sets 29. Section 8 Mixed Red: Defeated Moolap; 4 sets 29 to 2 sets 26. Well done to Siobhan Baker who won her singles 6-3. Section 8 Mixed White: Defeated Lara; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 9. Congratulations to the team on a dominating performance. Section 10 Boys: Defeated Drysdale; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 9. Section 11 Girls: Lost to

Lara; 3 sets 24 to 3 sets 25. Section 12 Mixed Red: Lost to Anakie; 0 sets 13 to 6 sets 36. Section 12 Mixed White: Lost to Western Heights; 2 sets 26 to 4 sets 29. Well done to Savannah Matthews who won her singles 6-1 and her doubles with Jack Ryan 6-4. Section 21 Mixed: Defeated Highton; 4 sets 29 to 2 sets 23. Section 22 Boys: Defeated Leopold; 5 sets 31 to 1 set 18. Section 23 Boys: Lost to Highton; 2 sets 21 to4 sets 29. Section 24 Girls: Defeated Grovedale; 4 sets 32 to 2 sets 20. Section 25 Boys: Lost to Grovedale 3 sets 24 to 3 sets 26. Well done to

Lachlan Osborne and Tyler Wright who won their singles 6-3 and 6-0. Section 27 Girls: Defeated All Saints; 4 sets 29 to 2 sets 27. Well done to Jasmin Pickett who won her singles 6-5 and her doubles with Isabelle Jones, 6-4. Round 10 of the Tennis Geelong season was the last home and away match for 2010. Section 2 Boys Red: Defeated Waurn Ponds; 3 sets 26 to 3 sets 24. Well done to the Boys on being the first team to beat the top side. Section 2 Boys White: Lost to St Mary’s; 2 sets 28 to 4 sets 33. Section 3 Girls: Lost to Hamlyn Park; 1 set 25 to 5 sets 35.

The Ocean Grove Tennis Club held their junior club championships on the 5th of December. Well done to all competitors. The winners were: Under 12 Girls – Winner; Claudia Britt, Runner Up; Savannah Matthews, Plate Winner; Isabelle Jones, Runner Up; Kate Hudson Under 12 Boys – Winner; Rhiley James, Runner Up; Ethan Franks, Plate Winner; Jake Fry, Runner Up;Jye Thomas

Under 14 Boys Winner; Anthony Wilkins, Runner Up; Mitch Lindquist Under 16 Girls – Winner; Madison Ketchen, Runner Up; Saira Shah Under 16 Boys Winner; Phillip Nash, Runner Up; Tom Wesols Under 18 Girls - Winner; Sally Hughes, Runner Up; Nicole Nash Under 18 Boys Winner; Jarryd Proctor, Runner Up; Josh Hudson

Section 8 Mixed Red: Lost to Inverleigh; 1 set 16 to 5 sets 33. Section 8 Mixed White: Defeated Sutherlands Creek; 3 sets 30 to 3 sets 24. Section 10 Boys: Defeated Point Lonsdale; 4 sets 32 to 2 sets 23. Section 11 Girls: Defeated Geelong Lawn; 4 sets 32 to 2 sets 15. Section 12 Mixed Red: Defeated Ocean Grove White; 4 sets 29 to 2 sets 18. Well done to Eloise Puiatti who won her singles 6-1 and her doubles with Lachlan Treble 6-3. Section 12 Mixed White: Lost to Ocean Grove Red; 2 sets 18 to 4 sets 29. Section 21 Mixed: Lost to Portarlington; 2 sets 26 to 4 sets 34.

Section 22 Boys: Defeated Grovedale Black; 5 sets 35 to 1 set 16. Congratulations to Riley James who won his singles 6-0 and combined with Tom Mazouris to win their doubles 6-1. Section 23 Boys: Lost to Highton; 2 sets 21 to 4 sets 29. Section 24 Girls: Defeated Point Lonsdale; 6 sets 36 to 0 sets 8. Congratulations to the team on a dominate performance. Section 25 Boys: No results. Section 27 Girls: Defeated Hamlyn Park; 5 sets 30 to 1 set 16. Well done to Hannah Attard who won her singles 6-3 and her doubles with Isabelle Jones, 6-2.

Compiled by Jarryd Proctor.

Go the Gators

Congratulations to the Ocean Grove Primary School Future Stars basketball team – The Ocean Grove Gators, for making it through to the state finals of the “McDonalds Hoop Time” junior basketball program. The Ocean Grove Gators made it through to the final competition after winning regional competitions at both the Geelong Arena and Werribee Stadium earlier in the year. The Ocean Grove Gators made it through to the final 32 teams in Victoria out of an initial 470 teams that started in the competition – so this was a terrific achievement. They were also one of only three regional teams in the final competition, with all other teams coming from Melbourne schools. The Gators played five games in total on the final day, making it through to the elimination final where they were only narrowly beaten. The players were all presented with a basketball and certificate at the conclusion of the competition. Well done Gators!

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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.

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A BIG crowd gathered for the Greenroom sponsored 13th Beach Boardriders Presentation Night and end of season party at 13th Beach Golf Club’s Hawthorn Suites. With results for the final comp of the season not announced and Aggregate Points in most Divisions being the closest they have been in many years, tension was high among members. Proceedings started with the awarding of medals of participation to the Micro Grom Division. This group of ultra stoked gremmies, has grown and blossomed under the guidance of Steve Harrison, Dick Field, Cam Lamperd and others and those who have graduated are doing extremely well in the higher divisions. Young gun, Billy Harrison took out the Under 13 Division with Bronson Field, Tom Harrison and Henry Hutchins filling the minor positions. Myles Fletcher won the Cadet Division from Tom Harrison, Austin Haire and Will Dickson. Sapphire Main who has had a fantastic season won the Junior Women’s event followed by Jemima Hutchins, Cassie Vincent and Grace Robertson. The Junior Men’s Division has been a close tussle all year and went down to the wire in the last event. The eventual winner in this division was Banjo Harfield with little brother Gus, Ethan Harbison and Willis Harrington in the

minor places. The Masters Division was won by Dick Field, with second Grant Hutchins, Shane Vincent third and Rob Petho fourth. A very stoked Shane Eagles won the Senior Men’s Division from Damien Robertson, Grant Stringer and Cam Lamperd. Nic Stephens was the winner of the Open B Division with Bart Johnson-Baxter second, Lewie Speranza third and Leigh Butcher fourth. The Open women have had some classic duels this year and the competition has been friendly but fierce. Pip Cornes took out her maiden Open Women’s title from, Lizzie Ryan, Ash Ward and Sapphire Main. The gold ribbon event, the Open A Title and $500-prize went to Simon Collier who just took the points from little brother Ben, with Josh JohnsonBaxter third and Grant Stringer fourth. Darcy Berry won a Strapper surfboard for his efforts in pushing his surfing to the limits this year and making great progress. The 13th Beach Boardriders would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, our helpers and all the members for making 2010 a memorable season. A very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year is sent to all. Hope you all get your fill of awesome waves over the summer and we’ll see you on February 12th for the first comp of 2011. Gaz

2011 13th BBB Calendar out now THE popular 13th beach Boardriders 2011 Fundraising Calendar is now available. Featuring some of the clubs best surfers, ripping some awesome waves. The calendar is available from The Greenroom, Murf ’s, Strapper and Tonik. It’s still only $15which is fantastic value for this high quality publication, from which all proceeds go to the club.

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Locals walking on water Local stand up paddlers Matt Lumley from Barwon Heads and Kristiana Page from Ocean Grove have had a couple of Big Weeks. They competed against 130 other SUPers at the Corona Merimbula Classic 4 day event. Matt got 2nd in the Open Mens SUP Surfing and 1st in the Beach to Bar relay sprint race, whilst Kristi (15) achieved 3rd in the Open Womens SUP Surfing for the 2nd year running.

On Sunday Matt and Kristi then travelled to Green Point near Sandringham to compete against 50 other Sprint racers in the The Great Melbourne Paddle 8km Sprint Race. Kristi was involved in a head to head sprint for 2/3 of the race, being beaten out for 3rd place in the Open by a mere 5 seconds. Matt took the title in the Open Mens Race and $500 cash prize for his effort. Matt Lumley completing a tailslide at the Corona Merimbula Classic.

Kristiana Page competing at the Merimbula Classic.

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passages of play. Drew Atkinson was putting the pressure on at the net for Tip Rats when unfortunately he suffered an injury and was unable to continue playing. The set continued point for point despite Tip Rats losing a player, but with some outstanding setting from Rochelle Chester, and great spiking from the rest of the team, Grovers

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were able to finally take the lead and just won the 4th set 25 points to 22. This meant that after a very close and well fought match, Grovers were the eventual winners 3 sets to 1. The Division 1 final was another battle of young and old with the experienced Phantoms coming up against the newly formed team Gotit.

This was an epic match lasting just shy of 2 hours with 5 sets being played. Phantoms came out firing in the first set winning 8 easy points straight off the serves of Simon Peake and Maddy Carrigg. Gotit were struggling with their passing and could not set up for any spikes, calling a time-out at 9 points to 19 to try and put their game

back together. The first set was over quickly with Phantoms winning 25-11 and it looked like it was going to be a short match. The second set was better than the first with Gotit getting their game back on track, however some sneaky short plays from Aaron Krahe and more consistent serving kept Phantoms in the game, again taking out the

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set 25-20 points. By this stage Gotit were on their last chance, they had to win the next set. Both teams started strongly with the score remaining level for most of the set. Gotit were desperate to win every point and when the score came down to 24-24 they knew they could not make any mistakes. Daniel Kuklych was up to serve for Gotit and he slammed down two jump serves to take out the set 26-24. Phantoms must have been rattled after that close finish, with Gotit taking a large lead in the fourth set with more consistent serving from Daniel and great setting from Jonathon Lingham. There were some close rallies and amazing dives from both teams, but Phantoms could not quite bridge the score gap, with Gotit winning the set 2522. Now we were back to square one. The winner of the next set would win the match. The 5th set is only to 15 points so there was no room for any mistakes. The crowd was building by this point as the division 2 match had finished so there were

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Local U13s in action

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Collendina Orange line up against Portarlington on Saturday at Shell Road ahead of their the second of their two day u13 Norquay match. Unforunately for Cobras Port’s 182 for 7 was just too good for their 165 for 6.

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Grubbers take points in epic THE local derby lived up to all expectations as Ocean Groves number 2 C Grade team recorded a four wicket win over Collendina’s number 1 side, in typically tough conditions at Ocean Groves recreation reserve on Saturday, writes Daniel Carty. With both Ocean Grove’s A and B sides having the bye this round, all eyes were on the highly anticipated C grade derby between cross town rivals Ocean Grove and Collendina. Under threatening cloudy skies at the home of the Grubbers it was Collendina #1 that won the toss and elected to bat first. A classy 47 from David Worn and a solid backup 35 from Neale Walter gave the Cobras bowlers something to defend. The Ocean Grove attack gave the Cobras plenty of headaches with a brilliant 4/15 from Darren M Roddis along with 3/13 from John Murphy tearing through the Cobras shell shocked line up, leaving them reeling at 9/142, setting up an interesting afternoon’s cricket. Regardless of the total, chasing down runs in the latter part of a one

Shane Thorley bowling for Grubbers in their C grade clash with Collenina.

day game is never an easy task, but the Grubbers’ strong batting lineup led by an unbeaten 34 from Mark Bainbridge and a solid 24 from Steven Bate eclipsed the cobras total ending at 6/147. The victory although very important to Ocean Grove’s season, gives the guys ultimate bragging rights, at least for another few weeks. In other C Grade results, Ocean Grove’s first C Grade team took on rivals Barwon Heads over the Bridge at the seagull’s home ground. A brilliant all round performance from opener Troy Wisemen set Barwon Heads an insurmountable 227 as opening pair Wisemen (74) and Corey Bampfield (64) provided a super start for the

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ages of 9 to 17 – both male and female. Unfortunately we only have one room for all teams to change into their kit and obviously this is not ideal for the girls and women at the club,” explained Club Official Stan Nagle. “We would also like to use the money to get new equipment and provide additional coaching for our junior players.” Westpac and Melbourne Heart recognise the need for financial support to ensure clubs in regional and suburban Victoria, such as the Surfside Waves Soccer Club, have the opportunities they deserve.

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Open day at Grove primary A GROUP of Ocean Grove Primary Students were treated to an up-close experience with the Australian Tennis Open winner’s trophies, writes Carly Helweg. The students viewed the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (men’s trophy) and Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup (women’s trophy) and were able to have their photo taken with the pieces of Australian sporting history. Ocean Grove was the last stop in a country wide Australian Open Trophy Tour and was a surprise thank you for student Jake Le Maistre.

Jake Le Maistre with the trophies.

Twelve-year-old Jake was featured as ‘the voice’ for the Australian Open 2011 video shown at the official launch of the

tournament the week previous. Ocean Grove Primary principal Darryl Diment said the school was thrilled to host the special trophies. “We are so excited to have the Australian Open trophy visiting our school,” Mr Diment said. “It is such a privilege to be hosting an important prize in Australian sport.” It was the first time the trophies have been to Ocean Grove and their last stop before they head back to Melbourne Park in readiness for the start of the Australian Open on January 17.

Beachful of action, despite the weather Beach sports competitors and particants defied another gloomy weekend to fill the beach with summer action. On Saturday the DSA and Nippers state carnival joined the regular surfers and on Sunday the seniors took to the water with an Oakley girls learn to surf day at RAAFS.

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Ocean Grove Voice 15 December 2010