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Pilot puts down on field A LIGHT aircraft made an adhoc stop in a Connewarre paddock last week after a spot of engine trouble. The quick-thinking pilot had the option of turning back for Barwon Heads but rather than risk it he brought it safely down in a field. Connewarre fire crews, SES and police attended but there were no injuries or damage to the aircraft.

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A mainly female art show at Bellarine Memories was launched with a mixture of aboriginal and indonesian music and dance last week. “It’s fantastic and it’s great to make our room available for this sort of thing,” said Bellarine Memories director Richard Grimmett at the launch of the show on Friday. “It should be a great weekend for indigenous art of Ocean Grove.”

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quick news Boat capsized THE first week the new ex-HMAS Canberra dive site was marked by the capsizing of a small diving vessel. All those on board were helped by fellow dive operators and the upturned boat was towed back to Queenscliff for inspection. Have you dived the site yet? Email your experiences to: news@

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Rusty’s get Mobbed RECENTLY crowned Best Band in Australia, Ocean Grove’s The Rustys have been taking the publicity in their stride. Last week they were invited to the K-Rock studio for a drive-time interview with Peter ‘Mobbsy’ Mobbs, pictured left. The guys who will travel to London early next year to compete in the Global Battle of the Bands, performed two tracks while in the studio and Beau was asked to read a news segment. Watch this space for the latest on the Rustys.

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Oakdene gets French seal of approval THE team at Wallington’s Oakdene Vineyards Winery and Restaurant are celebrating after receiving three trophies including Best Wine in the Show at the “Le Concours des Vins du Victoria 2009”, held at Zinc Restaurant, Federation Square in Melbourne recently. Oakdene took out top honours with three Gold Medals for its Shiraz from the prestigious awards, now in their 19th year, run by the French-Australian Chamber of

Commerce and Industry Victoria from a field of over 350 wines from across Victoria The judging panel for 2009 which included five young French Sommeliers who topped France’s annual competition for Sommeliers students was led by renowned Rhône Valley Winemaker Michel Chapoutier. Bernard Hooley, owner of Oakdene Vineyards winery and restaurant, said “we are thrilled

with the performance of our wines at show and all thanks must go to our wine maker Ray Nadeson. The 2007 Shiraz is the third release from Oakdene’s six acre Shiraz plantation at Wallington. The awards round off a bumper year for Oakdene’s Shiraz which was also awarded gold medals at the 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show and the 2009 Victorian Wine Show.

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A BUMPER auction is being held this Thursday (December 17) to help fund the FREE Ocean Grove Summer Festival next month. The Ocean Grove Summer Festival will be held on Sunday the 17th of January. The auction will be held at the Zebra Bar, starting at 6.30pm. Campbell Potts from Kerleys Real Estate is kindly conducting the auction Items for sale include signed Geelong Football Club memorabilia, plus other items generously donated by Ocean Grove traders and businesses. Please phone Kat De Bruijn on 0403063643 for more details. IN addition, the festival will again be putting on its hugely successful Kidzone. The organisers would like to hear from anyone who can help the only pub in town by contributing recycled Family Friendly Bistro Bar& Meals materials that can be Family Friendly Bistro & Bar Meals & Garden Playground Garden & Playg used in this year’s musical/seaside theme projects. Items include: used/ NOW! scratched CDs and Great Food BOOK 1122 Great Drinks DVDs, small plastic 5255 Great Fun containers/bottles with ! W O 175 N BONNYVALE ROAD, OCEAN GROVE screwtop lids eg. small Great Foo BOOK 1122 juice popper bottles, Great Drin 5255 small plastic flavoured Great Fu milk bottles, colourful wrapping paper or 175 BONNYVALE ROAD, OCEAN GROVE coloured paper scraps, anything cool that could be used for decorations eg. sticker sheets, shiny paper scraps, wool, Surfside Bar 5pm to 7:30pm Family Friendly Bistro & Bar Meals Garden & Playground fabric scraps, string, TUE - PARMA bottle tops, cardboard tubes (eg. paper WED & THU - PIZZA & PASTA toweling tubes). They do not need OPEN MIC SAT 5PM TO 9PM toilet rolls tubes, shoe boxes or similar small OW! cardboard boxes. Great Food OOK N 122 B Please leave the items 1 Great Drinks 255 at the Factory Outlet 5 Great Fun Shop (Bonds Shop) inside the Trak Arcade. 175 BONNYVALE ROAD, OCEAN GROVE

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MAYOR John Mitchell officially opened the new Collendina Sports Club clubrooms last week and congratulated the officials and council for working together to achieve it. The clubrooms have undergone a

significant transformation, and new change rooms have been installed for both home and away teams as well as an umpires change room. The new change rooms include showers and toilet facilities. The redevelopment will benefit

Collendina Cricket Club and Ocean Grove/Collendina Junior Football Club. The works to the clubhouse will create an open plan area that will incorporate a kitchen and an internal toilet for disabled people.

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Pictured left: Noel Rainey, Charlie ‘dipper’ Di Domenico, Steve ‘Chooka’ Piec, Geoff ‘the moth’, Alan ‘the tank’ Fry, Brian ‘Joey’ Marshman, Graham ‘Langa’ Langsworth, and Jack Evans.


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The team that really gelled A GROUP of eight local footballers are celebrating the fact that they are still mates – some 30 odd years after they gave it away. The former Barwon Heads players (and their wives), some of which lived or still live in Ocean Grove, make a point of getting together every three months. The players are Steve ‘Chooka’ Piec, Alan ‘the Tank’ Fry, Brian ‘Joey’ Marshman, Graham

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‘Langa’ Langsworth, Charlie ‘Dipper’ Di Domenico, Noel Rainey, Jack Evans and Geoff ‘the moth’ Fry. “Thirty two years ago I saw Joey (Brian Marshman) at yet another funeral. I said to him we’ve got to start meeting at barbecues, not funerals,” explained Alan Fry, a record-breaking near 400-gamer in the Bellarine. All the players – part of a side that won the Bellarine premiership

three years on the trot agreed that their friendship stemmed from a legendary social scene at the Barwon Heads football club in the 1970s. They also remember the time in the late 80s when they all came out of retirement with some ex-Grubbers to help heal ‘strained relations’ between the clubs. Apparently the past players games became so popular that they were taking more money

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on the gate than the regular first teamers. Part of that may be explained by the fact that the clubs managed to get none other than Gary Ablett senior to umpire the games. Steve – better known locally as Chooka – said simply “You can’t buy friends. This group has been going strong for about 32 years and you can’t get a better group of blokes.”

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City agrees further six month wait for lake makeover Kingston residents are fed up with the time it has taken to get their lake looking attractive. They may see hard works after Christmas but no planting until the autumn.

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Drought blame for lake delay KINGSTON residents will have to wait until the autumn before they see the long awaited ‘beautification’ of their lake. Residents in Oakdean Boulevard, Holburn Rise and Milborne Drive look out on a partially developed lake. The council and the developer. say the delay is due to severe drought conditions. However, the developer has gone further and suggested that the council was sluggish in approving its landscaping plans and this has lengthened the delay. Some residents moved in two and three years ago having built there so as to make the most of lake frontage. “We bought the block in March 2008 and we built our two storey home with the upstairs as the living area because we wanted this as our outlook,” said resident Mandy Ollis, “We are disappointed that it is now the end of 2010 and we are still not looking out on something nice.” “They keep delaying it,” said Hazel Kempe.”We have been here three years since we bought the land. We have been waiting and waiting for the lake to be improved. It’s going at a snail’s pace,” she said.

Other residents pointed to the problem when a northerly wind blows. “When it blows a northerly it just blows dust,’ said Ian Chalmers. “If you have any washing out you have to wash it again.” A City of Greater Geelong spokesperson confirmed that street trees had been planted in most of the older streets within the Kingston Estate but trees would not now be planted in the newer streets until 2010. “The drainage reserve area has been grassed but not yet landscaped which is one of the requirements of the planning permit,” the spokesperson said. “The City has endorsed landscape plans for the drainage reserve however when the plans were approved the drought conditions would have prevented the establishment of the new landscape without approved access to a water source. “Taking the dry conditions into account the City has allowed the developer to delay the landscaping works until weather conditions are more favourable for establishing trees - possibly March or April 2010. “Whilst the current rain has

been excellent for growing grass it has done little to improve the extremely dry sub-soil conditions,” the spokesperson said. Developer Jason Corless agreed that the issue had gone on too long but he said it had been worsened by the time the council had taken to approve its plans. “It has been really frustrating. I have been very disappointed with council, it has been a very slow process. It has been a tiresome process. “The council has taken the best part of 14 months to approve a landscaping plan for it.” Mr Corless said that they had hoped to do the landscaping in June 2008. “There was about three to four months of consultation and then it took another 12 months from then to get passed. Unfortunately by the time we got approval we had missed the critical planting season. However, he said they had replaced large amounts of clay with top soil and had directly seeded grass in a bid to cut the dust issue. Mr Corless also explained that the lake is not just a lake but a functioning drainage system that

is evolving with the growth of Kingston and the growth area. He said infrastructure needs had changed. “It’s not really at its finish stage. More work has to be done on the outfall side of the lake,” he said. “I understand people are frustrated and they are more than welcome to contact me. If people make contact I will give them my mobile number and they can contact me with any concerns. “We and council fully understand that you cannot plant in summer anymore. “The frustrating thing for us is that there was an opportunity this year and it has been missed.” Mr Corless confirmed that planting of several thousand plants and hundreds of trees would now resume again in the autumn but that some hard landscaping would be carried out after Christmas. Other plans for the lake include paths, seating, a boardwalk and ultimately a children’s park, in collaboration with the council. On Friday afternoon the Voice contacted the city for comment on the time it took to agree the landscaping plans but had not received a statement when it went to press.

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THE Kovacic family in Halibut Avenue has won the first Ocean Grove Voice Christmas Lights the Grove, Christmas lights competition. The winner was announced by head judge Martin Connor at the Carols in the Park event on Sunday night. The winner gets a certificate and a $100 Bolzano Cucina voucher. The winner of the business was Sandi Ward and her Sandi’s Spot window. Jon Mamonski accepted the winning street certificate on behalf of Wyatt Street .

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WITH the holiday season fast upon us many local Grovers take off for a holiday up the coast, over the border or overseas. Just a reminder that the Voice wants to hear where you’ve been, what you’ve seen and who you’ve met along the way. Importantly don’t forget to take a photo of the Voice where ever you are. In the last two years the Voice has been as far as Russia, the USA, Fiji, Afghanistan and Europe, as well as some great Victorian and Australian locations. Send your photos to: news@

A little box of lifesaving tricks OCEAN Grove Rotarians took the opportunity to show off one of its ongoing fundraising projects during last weekend’s community market. The organisation provides ShelterBoxes that offer warmth and dignity to disaster victims.

Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family of up to ten people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use for up to 12 months while they are displaced or homeless. Grove Rotarians have provided five of the boxes each costing about $1,200.

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OCEAN Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club held its Christmas break up at the Walter family home in Wallington last week. Guests and former members joined members for a meal and an informal get together after a good year of service to the local community.

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OCEAN Grove has been my home since February 2004. My wife, Susan and I, along with our dog, Chloe, moved here when I accepted a call to be minister for the Uniting Church Parish of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Newington (Wallington). Our family has grown here, with our two daughters, Charlotte, (2 and a half), and Lily (8 Months) both being beach babies. Even in the short time we’ve been here, we’ve seen some significant changes in Ocean Grove with the growth of the Kingston estate, the establishment of Market Square and now Target (which has its Uniting Care Christmas Tree up). Ocean Grove is very different to where I grew up in Heidelberg,

a northern suburb of Melbourne. The proximity of the beach, the relaxed lifestyle and the population that changes with the holidays have been highly enjoyable aspects of this town to adapt to. Two things, though, are very similar about Heidelberg and Ocean Grove: one is the sense of community, of mutual cooperation and care; the other, which flows from that sense of community, is the great primary schools. Alongside other parts of my job, I teach Christian Religious Education at Surfside Primary and Ocean Grove Primary (along with Wallington and Barwon Heads Primary schools) and I really enjoy the time I spend with the students. It’s both a privilege and a pleasure to be

part of schools which are more than simply places of education, but communities in themselves, with dedicated staff, volunteers and parents working together for a whole of life education. I’ve recently finished teaching CRE for the year and I’m going to miss the lessons, particularly the curly questions from my grade 6 students, many of whom have bright futures as lawyers! One of my favourite parts of Ocean Grove is obviously the beach, where Chloe would spend all her time if she could; meeting other dogs, chasing seagulls or her ball and sniffing, sniffing, sniffing. The beach is where I’ve learnt to boogie board and where our girls have had their first encounters with waves and sand (and

seaweed). It’s a great place to relax after work and in winter when it’s really windy it’s fantastic to clear my head or to engage in some walking prayer. When we can’t get to the beach, I enjoy spending time with the girls playing, reading stories or singing. Monday is my day off and daddy day-care day. I take the girls to playgroup in the Church hall and I love seeing Charlotte and Lily interacting with other children and playing with a new set of toys; it’s also a great chance to have a chat with other parents whose lives feature topics like toilet training, sleep disruption and tantrums! As the year enters a time of busy preparation for many people, especially those in the retail business, it’s a time to pause and reflect for me as a minister and for the people in my congregations. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, (a time called Advent), we are invited to stop in amongst the busyness and reflect on what it means for God to be one of us, sharing our joys and sorrows,

our limitations and possibilities. We’re invited to look beyond the baby in the manger to the adult Jesus, whose God-centred way of living, teaching and healing touched the lives of so many people, who were yearning for significance, wholeness and a connection with a reality beyond themselves. More than 2000 years later, people are still seeking significance, wholeness and a connection with a reality beyond themselves, and Jesus, God-with-us, still offers these to anyone who seeks them. My prayer for Ocean Grove this Christmas is that our community will take up the numerous and varied opportunities offered by the local Churches to stop and reflect on the gift of God-with-us, Jesus, and receive the gifts of connection, wholeness and significance he offers. • Further information about local Church services and activities over Christmas can be found at the Churches, on notice boards and at http:// oceangrove.unitingchurch.

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OCEAN Grove’s Tranquility Fair is shaping up to be the best yet. On top of a huge array of stalls and attractions the event at Ocean Grove Park on Saturday January 2, the music stage will be heavy with talent. First act up will be the Ukule Experience. They will kick off at about 10.30am and will play for about an hour. They will be followed by fresh from Queenscliff Point Lonsdale outfit Bambidi. Bambidi are a 3-piece mostly reggae/ acoustic band, perfectly suited to a sunny summer show. The Little Stevies are due to take over at about 12.45pm. Over the last four years The Little Stevies have built up a reputation across Australia as an exceptional live act and attracted an army of loyal fans won over by their honest charm, witty banter and, not least of all, unique song-writing. Their lyrics are a mixture of the personal

and the profound, each song a story that audiences are always keen to hear retold. Another that played Queenscliff is The Junes. The Junes is a country swing supergroup formed in the wake of GIT and THE TOE SUCKING COWGIRLS - two of the finest female fronted bands that feature Sarah Carroll, Suzannah Espie and Gleny Rae Virus, Headlining this is Collards Greens and Gravy, one of the country’s leading blues acts with their unique style of stripped down swamp blues.

 They wrap up the music with a set from 3.15 until 4.15pm. The fair also features food stalls including yabbi pies and Tibetan food, fun for kids including a merry-go-round and camel rides, stalls for body, mind and soul, and much more.

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Drop in a Garden

and eat our words

Ocean Grove local, Robin Asher, found that his hobby became a passion and he is now turning it into a business. “It started with just one veggie plot in the back garden and now my wife says I’ve turned the place into a farm,” he said. “As a kid, my grandpa would walk me around his garden and we’d pick and eat stuff as we wandered through it all. There were fruit trees, asparagus, herbs, all sorts of fruit and veggies in big trenches and just growing incidentally around the place. It was like a paradise to me and a real bonding time. “I’ve always wanted my kids and my friends to share the joy that I got from that experience.” A keen student and holder of two bachelor degrees, Robin has dedicated countless hours to learning how to get vegetables to grow naturally - from books and magazines, clubs and nurseries and by asking lots of questions. He is passionate about long term soil improvement and believes we should all understand how to produce our own food. “It’s so good on so many levels,” says Robin. “Healthier for the land, for us, for our kids and for our spirit. While you’re gardening, even purely for your own satisfaction, then you’re at one with nature.” Robin, a qualified secondary teacher and professional writer, conducts a self-development course he created to help people find their purpose in life. “Gardening has turned out to be really complementary to all the ideas in my course. The answers to most of life’s questions are in being natural.” The Drop in a Garden offer is about making an affordable, productive vegetable garden. Robin says it’s about making something that works – either on its own or as the starting principles that then extend to other plots and gardening ideas. “It’s all about getting people interested in doing their own gardening and eating their own food. “People often just don’t know where to start. In my own garden I have had a lot of failures and made enough mistakes to know how to make it actually work. “ Robin’s wife Stephanie adds that often people who make the effort to put in a veggie garden find that nothing grows very well. “Before Robin showed me how to set it up and maintain it properly, my history with veggie patches was based on a spurt of ignorant enthusiasm followed by total neglect. The results weren’t spectacular so I would just lose interest.” Now the display garden at the front of the Asher home is Stephanie’s pride and

joy. “It is spectacular! And we need to feed an extra nine people in the house for a week after Christmas so it really needs to be.” Drop in a Garden will attempt to find a way of installing a veggie garden that works into the most challenging sites and delights in reusing eco-friendly waste materials where possible if the client agrees. “We have planted out our old kitchen, used our old balcony railings, wheelbarrows, even sinks and cots. “Each job is individually quoted so if people are happy to include ‘scrap’ materials it is super cost effective. We can create herb gardens, or veggie plots, a miniorchard of fruit trees - whatever people want, we will try and find a solution.” For information about the Set Go Ready “Drop in a Garden” including quotes and site assessment see the ad below or call Robin on 0409 85 99 00.

Robin Asher working out how to fit everything into the garden.

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Saturday December 19 3pm: Open Mic Super-Session (see below) 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Paul Carrigg 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop. Sambrose Automobile launch their new CD ‘Beat Boom Soul’. Special guests Hollie Joyce, Revolver and Sun and possibly Ambrose’s dad Broderick. Free entry

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what’s ON

Sunday December 20 3pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop - Sarah’s Christmas Carroll’s and the presentation of this years cock and chick of rock awards. Guest include - the Bellarine Ukulele Superband [students from O/G & Barwon Heads primary schools], Steve McEwan, Sweet Delores, Bree-Arne Charmley, Matt Baird aka Lionel Lee, Sam Cooper and Ambrose Kenny Smith, Tex Miller and the Tides of Welcome choir. Also for the first time ever assembled Captain Chook’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which includes Sarah Carroll guitar, George Wilson drums, Tim Neal sax, Roderick Watson slap bass, Sam Cooper lead guitar, Ryan McGill harmonica and Captain Chook vocals. Free entry Saturday December 26 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music

with the Waz E James band. $10

Thursday December 31 7pm: Club Grove - NEW YEARS EVE. Rock ‘N’ Roll Night. $65.00 pp incl. 3 course meal. Entertainment with Class Action. Dress Up – Prizes to be won! Saturday January 2 10–4pm: Ocean Grove Park Tranquility Fair. Live bands from 10.30 – 3pm, including Ukulele Experience, Bambidi, The Little Stevies, The Junes and Collard Greens & Gravy. Food stalls including yabbi pies and Tibetan food, fun for kids including a merrygo-round and camel rides, stalls for body, mind and soul, as well as a variety of others. Adults $3, children under 12 free. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with James Carrigg Sunday January 3 8.30am: Rip to River 5km and walk. 9am 10km, from Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove. Saturday January 9 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music. Thursday January 14 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop - The Pirates of Beer. $15

Saturday January 16 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard Sunday January 17 10am: Ocean Grove Summer Festival, The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Live bands, stalls, childrens craft. Friday January 22 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Live music with Anton Deleca - Jazz band. A special start to our 2010 Jazz program. $10

Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597 Tuesdays 7.45 – 10 pm: Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance - meet at the Marcus Hill Hall Cnr of Banks Rd & Bellarine Highway. Contact D Pearce 52552858.

Wednesdays 1 pm – 3 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597

Saturday January 23 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Karaoke

Thursdays 9 – 12pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – karaoke in the bak bar

Wednesday January 27–Saturday January 30 GPAC and the English National Ballet presents Angelina Ballerina - Angelina’s Star Performance. Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street. Ph: 03 5225 1200

Fridays 5-6pm: Barwon Heads Hotel - Happy hour in the bak bar 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Live music with “Ian at Bar Deli”. Range of cover songs from artists such as Leonard Cohen and Jim Croce

Saturday January 30 7.30 – 11.30: Club Grove – Live music with James Carrigg Mondays 6.30 pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, 7 pm – 8.30 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean

Saturdays 5–9pm: Ocean Grove Hotel – Open mic 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Greig McInerney Sundays Leura Park Estate, live music, 60s, 70s, 80s.

Fifty musos set for Open Mic showcase A “SUPER-SESSION” open mic showcase is being held at the Ocean Grove Hotel in Collendina on Saturday, December 19. The session will feature a mix of folk, blues, rock, and reggae by a range of up and coming and professional musicians from all over the Geelong region. Among the bands already signed up include Riptide Rhythm Four, Rick Webb, Bree-Arne Charmley, Gill Meehan and Brad Luke. The event will be professionally filmed and recorded with the production of a DVD for each act, which artists will be able to use for promotional purposes or simply as a keepsake.

Clubs meet

“We have been inundated with inquiries and bookings,” says event organiser Dave Dorman, who has been involved in running a live session at the Collendina venue for the past year. “It has been an incredible response. We have extended the running time from 3pm til midnight.” The event follows on the footsteps of the hugely successful open mic weekend as well as continuing open mic evenings at Bar Deli and the Zebra Crossing as well as the Ocean Grove Hotel. The bigger the crowd the better the atmosphere will be for recording the DVD.



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, 7.30pm - 9pm. (juniors/seniors) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Ph.52551641.

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

First Monday of every month

Third Wednesday 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 5255 5515. Friendship is our theme.

Tuesdays Bellarine Table Tennis Club,10am-12 noon (adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph.52551641. 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 Geoff on 5255 4355.

First and Third Tuesday of every month Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, 7pm Moorfield Park, Grubb Road.

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.

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 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-12 noon(adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. 52551641.

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

Fridays Uniting Church Outreach Coffee Morning, 10.30am, Hibiscus Cafe.

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

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Summer fun OCEAN Grove is a magnet for holidaymakers in the summer. It’s also blessed with some great attractions all situated within a half hour drive. What follows is a short guide to some of the exciting actitivies nearby – as well as some information on some more leisurely pursuits like a cruise or a crossword. Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary Hamish And Tehree Gordon and staff invite you to experience an intimate encounter with our Koalas, Dingoes, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Reptiles, Snakes, Wombats, Emus and many more species. Relax and enjoy our displays and specialised keeper talks. Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary is open from 9am till 5pm daily except for Christmas day, New Years day and Good Friday. For further information, please call 52 542 484, or call in to visit them at Taits Rd, Barwon Heads.

groove food with spirit

Gluten Free Take Home Meals Homemade pies, pasties & sausage rolls Coffee cakes & Slices Catering Available All food made on premises 56 Wallington Road Ocean Grove

5256 3094

Southern Auto Gyro Take the chance to experience a birds eye view of Ocean Grove, the beach, Barwon Heads Bluff, and Lake Connewarre on an auto gyro flight Southern Auto Gyro. A smooth take off from Barwon Heads Airport and within minutes you are cruising along 13th Beach with the Grove and Point Lonsdale sparkling in the distance. Call Peter Pendergast on 0418129222.

Thomas the Tank Engine Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into The Bellarine Railway on December 27 and 28. This fun – filled event offers pre-schoolers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine steam train, meet The Fat Controller. This Event now in its 4th year is an excellent day for all Thomas Fans and there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Troublesome Truck Rides behind Thomas, jumping castles, face painting, animal farm, Ride the Chair-O-Plane and Bulgy the Bus. Magician entertainment, sculpted balloons, Thomas

Movie Theatre, Thomas Craft Activity Centre and Driver Certificate for all Children Also Included: A 40 Minute Return Train Ride, Departing hourly between 10.30am3.30pm (Train time must be pre booked). Bookings at www. or 132 182 For further information please contact The Fat Controllers Secretary on (03) 5258 2069 or Visit au (please note this is a information source only)

Queenscliff Dive Centre Queenscliff Dive Centre offers a variety of dives, from shore and reef to wreck dives, which range in depth and difficulty. There are also supervised introductory dives for people

with no qualifications or experience. Training courses are available for beginners to instructors. Customers can use their own gear, or hire from a wide range. Of course, the centre’s warm showers are a perfect end to the dive experience!

Groove Why cook when you can pop down to The Groove Milk Bar on Wallington Road and fetch their take home meals. All food is made on the premises and there is also a gluten free option. They are open 7 days a week from 6.30am.

African Fusion African Fusion offers a large range of African giftware, as well as offering authentic

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Summer fun 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.

controlled interactions with wild dolphins and seals with a high emphasis on education, fun and adventure but without sacrificing the elements of environmental sustainability and safety.

Dolphin Swim

Crosswords for Fun

Operating from historic Queenscliff, Victoria. Sea All Dolphins Swims is a nature based tourism business offering a wide range of marine experiences. Exploring the rich and diverse waters of Southern Port Phillip Bay presents opportunities to swim with wild dolphins and seals or snorkel on reefs of colourful fish, sea stars and sponges in unique marine national parks. Their mission is to provide the highest quality marine experience by conducting

• Crosswords for Fun is a puzzle site for all ages. • We offer an annual subscription and a range of great puzzling titles. • We can design puzzles for your website or business newsletter. • Raise funds for your school or charity with a Crosswords for Fun puzzle drive. • Earn extra income running Crosswords for Fun parties. Contact Catherine on 0458 591 788 for more information.

Leura Park

Gamerec Gamerec Charters have opened their new premises on Queenscliff Harbour offering an arrangement of Charters ranging from Offshore Fishing Trips for Snapper, Salmon, Sharks, plus many more species to bay fishing trips for families. Gamerec Charters will also be offering Extreme Jet Boat Rides as well as their ever popular Sunset & the original Ghost Cruises. The shop will be stocking a range of bait & tackle, snacks, ice, Drinks and have an interesting arrangement of fish taxidermy and photos. Gift Vouchers will also be available for all activities. Rod Hire is also available to those who want to try their


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luck in the Harbour or on the piers. We will set you up with the right gear, bait and best fishing spot to go to. Gamerec Charters are situated at Shop 2, 6 Wharf Street, Queenscliff Harbour and are open 7 days a week early til late. Contact phone: 5258 2802 or check their website on www.

Leura Park Estate Leura Park Estate vineyard is a must. Instant cheer is assured from the charm and friendly atmosphere of the rustic Cellar Door. Delight in tasting the award winning wines – estate-grown and predominantly hand picked. Every Sunday, kick back to

sensational sounds from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Enjoy stunning platters, stone based pizzas, Yum Cha Bamboo Pots and other seasonal culinary offerings. Open 7 days January. P (03) 5253 3180



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Hill climb time AN estimated 5,000 cyclists passed through Ocean Grove last weekend as part of the Great Victorian Bike Ride. By the time they reached Orton Street many had already travelled some 450km during the week. And turning left into Presidents Avenue would have been a shock for the unwary.

The hill up to the Terrace proved too much for many. Even the sight of two young ‘hills angels’ perched on the brow wasn’t enough to cajole all to push on. But the rewards for all those who completed it was a good feed at Ocean Grove Park. The park was chock full of spokes and bodies for much of the day.

Kids’ art work pays off

Despite a lunch laid on by the organisers, park volunteers still had to dash out to get more supplies for the sausage sizzle. Elsewhere around the town police and marshals did their best to keep cyclists and cars as a safe distance. One thing’s for sure, few will forget that Presidents Avenue hill in a hurry.

Left: Young entrepreneurs Ebony, Danika and Harley have turned their arty fun into a small business. The picture shows the trio and their stall at Ocean Grove Community Market.

THREE Ocean Grove ‘Zen Kidz’ have turned their love for arts and crafts into a business idea. 11 year old Ebony with siblings Danika 7 and Harley 5 have turned the art they make at Grandma’s house into gifts for people to purchase at the Ocean Grove market. Grandmother Wendy Webb said that the children were always making gifts for the family and thought they might be able to find a way to sell their creations.

“It’s not about the money, is about the procedure and experience,” Wendy said. Each of the kids has their own job to make their day at the market run as smooth as possible. As the eldest, Ebony is in charge of the money and dealing with customers. Danika is in quality control making sure the stock is always presentable and little Harley is the talent, spruiking out the front to entice customers to shop. Keeping their prices low, they aim to cater for children shoppers as well as adults and found at their trial run at the Barwon Heads market their best sellers were handmade Christmas cards and ornaments.











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Taking a passion a step further OCEAN Grove’s Andy Sattler has recently started his new business “A Touch of Class – Remedial Massage Therapy”. The business covers relaxation, deep tissue, sports and remedial massages. Andy has always been a keen sports enthusiast and so this seems to have been a natural progression for him. When asked why he looked into massage in the first place, it was initially to help get his wife Cath through another soccer season and once he started the course he became fascinated with the process. The initial plan unfortunately failed when Cath’s 2009 season lasted only three games due to an ankle injury that needed surgery to repair, so Andy changed the focus to rehabilitation, working in conjunction with Cath’s Physio. Andy completed his Certificate 4 and Diploma in Remedial Massage through the Australian College of Massage on Pakington Street in Geelong and is a member of the AAMT. Andy is an electrical engineer

and is therefore very methodical in the way he approaches solving engineering problems. He uses a similar approach when helping clients solve problems with their muscles. Some say this attention to detail is the “German” genes coming out in him! Although from the UK, Andy has German heritage. Andy has always believed in taking an holistic approach to fitness through good diet, exercise and stretching (and the odd glass of red wine!) and that philosophy remains at the forefront of the business. Andy wants to promote wellbeing and help educate everyone to the benefits of massage and isolated stretching. It is a technique that has been instrumental in helping Andy play soccer, complete several marathons, recover from a knee reconstruction and play with his children. “I think massage can perform an important role in the maintenance of people’s wellbeing although it is important to remember that massage in itself is not a cure, it is

the client’s own body that provides the healing. That is why the approach taken has to be tailored to the client’s individual needs and why this field is so fascinating. There’s no better feeling than seeing a client’s improvement over a period and knowing that you’ve played a part in that,” he said. Trigger point therapy is another area that Andy believes strongly in, the benefits of which are to release waste build up from muscles in a controlled manner. Andy has lived in Ocean Grove with his wife Cath and children Kirsten and Adam since they migrated here in 2005. The family love it here; it beats the Manchester rain easily! Cath runs her own gardening business and Kirsten and Adam both attend Bellarine Secondary College. Towards the end of last season, Andy provided a free pre and post event massage to the Geelong Cross Country Club, where Andy is a member. He also provided the free service to Surfside Waves Soccer Club Men’s teams and

with three of his colleagues for the men’s and women’s soccer grand finals at Howard Glover Reserve, Geelong in September this year. He feels that providing a service to the communities sporting clubs is a great way to support sport, health and wellbeing. Andy can be seen running regularly around the streets of Ocean Grove and is a keen member of The Ocean Grove Harriers , who can often be seen running from The Dunes café across the Barwon Heads Bridge, around Barwon Heads and back again from 7 am on a Saturday morning. Just recently Andy received an offer to train as a Remedial Massage lecturer with the Australian College of Massage, due to his assessment results being in the top 10 per cent of candidates. This is something Andy is currently considering. While the business is new, Andy has many local clients mostly from the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads area. He is also happy to provide a mobile massage service on request.

Storing more staff in Grove PAMELA Van Kerkwijk is the most recent addition to the Store and More self storage team in Ocean Grove. Pamela moved to the area 12 months ago and said she found storing household goods locally was a real problem. “Unfortunately my goods had to be stored elsewhere which

became inconvenient when I needed to get something,” she said. Previously working in the rental management area of real estate, Pamela has a sound knowledge of how to look after tenants needs. Pamela has been appointed part-time manager to help with the increasingly busy facility in



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PHONE: 52554294


Office open hours – Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday 9am to 2pm new year.

door of the centre.

Its hard to believe that we have come to the end of an extremely busy 2009.

The centre will close from Thursday the 17th December and Reopen on Monday 11th January.

Please leave telephone messages for bookings during our closing times as the machine will be checked regularly.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a merry Christmas and a safe

Copies of our school holiday program and term 1 program is available at the front

School Holiday Program

From The CoOrdinators Desk

OGNC is offering a school holiday program

from the 11th January to the 29th January 2010. Parents will receive Child Care Rebate Benefits. If you are a new family to the program contact the family assistance office to register with OGNC. The program is

supervised by qualified staff and OGNC has received a “high quality” rating under the Federal Government Quality Assurance regulations. Copies of the program are available at the centre during closing times, along with the

enrolment form. As you can see we have great activities on offer during this break bookings essential and filling quickly - don’t miss out!






11th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Movie Day Activities: indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

12th January 8am - 6pm Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

13th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Adventure Park Return at 3pm

Cost: Full day $45

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18th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Movie Day Activities: indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

19th January 8am - 6pm Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

20th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Luna Park Bus Leaves: 9am

21st January 8am - 6pm Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

22nd January 8am - 6pm Bowling Activities: Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

Cost: Full day $45

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25th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Movie Day Activities: indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

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28th January 8am - 6pm Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

29th January 8am - 6pm Excursion: Miniture Animal Farm Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities

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14th January 8am - 6pm 15th January 8am - 6pm Indoor/outdoor games Incursion: Hand Drumming Workshop and craft activities Activities: Indoor/outdoor games and craft activities


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Wholesome grant SURFSIDE preschool has received a $1000 ‘Coles Junior Landcare School Garden’ grant to help their veggie gardens grow, writes Carly Helweg. Preschool teacher, Sally Wilkinson has worked since the start of 2009 to get the vegetable garden program up and running with the Landcare grant a welcome addition. The grant has helped pay for two new floating garden beds and kid sized gardening tools. The program is aimed at giving the kids the first taste of what it means to be self sufficient in the garden and with their new worm farm, the most recent lesson has been composting. “I want to show them the whole cycle of things,” said Sally.

The garden program is nicknamed ‘Romp and Chomp’ and the children participate in cooking sessions using their fresh produce. The children then have the chance to try veggies they might not normally eat like bok choy, tomatoes, carrots and beans. “What we’ve been doing is harvesting and cooking what we’ve been harvesting,” Sally said. The preschoolers all rushed forward to explain their favourite part of the garden. “I like the carrots because they are crunchy and sweet,” said Dylan. “I like digging,” added Ty. The garden is a relevant starting point for most children who go on to Surfside Primary School and will be involved with their Kitchen Garden.

Young growers: Ty, James, Cooper, Xavier, Millie and Ben.

Kids give Voice journo a grilling ear (NB-2-p byw lus a B )


SPOT Happy SOME of the kids at Ocean Grove Primary School have been studying newspapers over the past few weeks, write the class of 2MC Working with us has been classroom helper Barb Dix and our teacher Andy McNeilly. We have been looking at many different papers available for us to read, including the Voice, Geelong Advertiser, Herald Sun and The Age. We’ve made many interesting discoveries and learned a lot about the different sections of a

newspaper. Last week, Alan Barber from the Ocean Grove Voice came to our classroom to talk to us about his paper. The kids were very interested in the price of advertising but most impressed with Alan’s camera! Here’s what a few of the kids wrote..... “Thank-you for coming to 2MC. It was interesting to learn about the Ocean Grove Voice,” said Brad Walder, age 8. “I think that the Ocean Grove Voice is a really good newspaper

because it tells everyone about what has happened lately in Ocean Grove, said Rohan Crawley, age 9. “Thank-you for coming to Ocean Grove Primary School. Your camera was gigantic. It was very interesting to learn about the newspaper. Your newspaper has lots of ads and they looked good,” said Laetitia Harding, age 8 “I really enjoyed it when you came to our school. Thank-you a lot. It was very interesting to learn about the Voice. Your

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camera must be very heavy! How do you carry it? The ads are cheaper than I thought,” said Madeleine Lamb, age 8. “Thank-you lots Alan for coming to Ocean Grove Primary School. It was really exciting meeting the editor of the newspaper,” said Ella Armstrong, age 8. “I really enjoyed having you at our school and thank-you for coming. It was very interesting to know how much money the ads were,” said Ella Bambrook, age 8. Pictured above: the class of 2MC.

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Nature Watch: Boat ramp birds

THERE are many beautiful birds that inhabit the area near the Boat Ramp in Ocean Grove. The Boat Ramp can be found near the Ocean Grove Golf Course, off Guthridge Street. The Boat Ramp allows access to the Barwon River and Lake Connewarre

for fishing and recreational vessels. The Barwon River rises in the Otways Ranges, and flows through Winchelsea, and then Geelong, where it is joined by the Moorabool River. The Barwon River flows into the sea at Barwon Heads after passing

through Lake Connewarre. The Barwon River is home to many species of fauna which have adapted to living in fluctuating salinity due to the presence of both salt water and fresh water conditions. The edges of Lake Connewarre are located next to the Ocean Grove

We conserve, present and enhance the natural & developed coastal environs for the enjoyment and use of all

BARWON COAST Did you know that unlike most of the developed world Victoria is blessed with a legacy of 96% of its coastline being in public ownership ie The State. More than two-thirds of that coastal crown land is reserved as national park, coastal park, marine park or marine sanctuary mostly managed by Parks Victoria Most of the remaining crown land is reserved for public purposes managed mainly by Committees of Management such as the Barwon Coast Committee of Management. We were established 18 years ago to manage 13km of coastal crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks (near Black Rock) including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach.

Golf Club. Lake Connewarre is a significant water bird breeding site and feeding ground, and is home to large numbers of migratory birds as well as resident species. Lake Connewarre is very shallow, with an average depth of 100 cm.

I have seen the following birds from the boat ramp: Pacific Gull, Royal Spoonbill, Australian White Ibis, Pelican, Black, Pied and Little Pied Cormorant, Caspian Tern, Silver Gull, White Faced Heron, Greenshank, Dotterel, and Sandpiper. By Jenny Carr

‘SCOOP THE POOP’ is a must to ensure your dog’s waste does not compromise our coastal environment (Penalties apply). Bags are provided free of charge along our coastline for the collection of waste. Bag it and bin it, to keep our beaches clean.

Beaches Where I Cannot Take My Dog Dogs are not allowed west of 13W Hodgson St Ocean Grove all the way along the Ocean Grove Main Beach, around the Spit and back along the river flat to Lelean Street Ocean Grove Beaches Where Dogs Must Be Under Effective Control Dogs must be under effective control 75 metres west of 7W Collendina to 13W Hodgson Street Ocean Grove. Dogs must be on a leash in the 75 metres either side of the beach access path.

Within that area of management we operate two large coastal caravan parks ie the Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Summer Camping area, the surplus funds from which enable our coastal management activities to be undertaken at no cost to the local community.

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 command, it is not under effective control.

We are also the appointed manager of the local Port of Barwon Heads whose waters extend from the Barwon Heads Bluff to Sheepwash Rd Barwon Heads.

What About the Rest of the Reserves, Caravan Parks and Public Places • Dogs are not allowed into the coastal dunes at any time. • Dogs must be on a leash at all times on all roads and shared pathways; • Dogs must be on a leash within 10 metres of playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas and on all jetties and piers. • Dogs must be on a leash along the Riverside shared pathway north of the Barwon Heads bridge to the south of Riverview Family Caravan Park.

New Dog Control Orders For Ocean Grove Beaches From 18th December 2009 To 31st January 2010 Barwon Coast has been working with the City of Greater Geelong on new dog control orders for our stretch of coastline. Dog controls, which are now in force for the Barwon Coast apply from 7W Collendina to 42W Connewarre, and include the Barwon River estuary and the coastal dune system. Responsible pet ownership creates healthier lifestyle choices with the needs of the community and the coastal environment. The dog controls aim to increase pet owners taking responsibility for their dog’s actions, contributing to a safer and healthier environment in public places. New dog control orders over the peak summer period (18th Dec to 31st Jan) for the Ocean Grove coastal environment are as follows.

This information is a guide only. Keep your eye out for the new dog control brochure, which will have all dog control orders for the Barwon Coast. Should you encounter a Dog at Large, please contact the City of Greater Geelong Local Laws on 5272 7272. 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

Ocean Grove Voice, December 16-29, 2009 - Page 23


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The Voice Business Directory Accommodation

Acting Classes 0417 077 200 0410 580 255

Architects de Atelier Architects

5255 3378

Art Galleries Direct Carving Sculpture Workshop 0419 006959

Audio Equipment and Repairs Bellarine Audio

5256 3732


Gardiner Automotive 5255 5380 Ocean Grove All Makes Automotive 5255 2171 Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Sheen Panel Service 5256 3183

Baby and Child Little Darlings Sandi’s Spot

5255 4095 5255 2943

Banks ANZ Bendigo Bank NAB Westpac

5255 5760 5255 4866 5255 0700 5255 2011

Beauty Salons Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon 5255 5844 Salon Grove 0408 172 062

Bins and Waste Removal Billy’s Bins

Bowling Clubs

0418 385 667

5255 1540

Bridal Wear Designer 5255 2034

5255 3355

B Moore Carpentry & Bld Maint 0411 061 556

Carpet Cleaning 0414 408528

Graham Coates Carpet Cleaning Service 0408 526997

Catering 5255 1832 5256 3094

Community Groups 5256 2050

Computer Sales and Repairs BITS IT Services Lighthouse Computers SeeCureIT

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Concreting Creecys Concreting

Brendon Brice Electrical 0416 165855 Craig Stevens Electrical Contr’s 0412 518 400

Engineering 5255 5922

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

0414 525392

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Florists Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry

5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277

Funeral Directors

5255 2288

Garden Maintenance 0411 181027 0417 030091 Ruby’s Mowing Ocean Grove 0419 583154 Tex’s Chainsaw Mower Repairs 5258 6761

IG Mowing & Handyman Service

0458 564276

0418 329 765

Vines Lawyers


Premier Lifts

5255 4411 0409 564 486

Locksmiths 0409 849 419

Menswear Maleline Mensland

5255 2264

New Homes Duncan Pascoe Builders Hotondo Homes Le Maistre Builders

0417 524143 5255 3556 5255 1309

Nurseries McOuats Nursery Echidna Native Nursery

5255 1684 0419 532 916

Office Supplies 5251 5777

5256 1295 5255 5655

Painters Jaibee Painting & Decorating 0406 416 371 Steven Flynn Painting Services 0411 126291 Wallington Painting Services 0405 022084

Pet Supplies Doggy Dear

5258 1955

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5256 1562

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Health and Fitness

Barefoot Media

5255 1331

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

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At The Heads Bar Deli Beachhouse Bolzano Cucina Ocean Grove Hotel and Bistro Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta The Dunes The Groove The Mex The Purple Duck Vue Grand

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Joinery Complete Joinery Services

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Internet Cafe

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Michael Higgins Building Design

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4-Bed Hol Hse, close to beach 0412 213 400 Bells By The Beach Holiday House 5297 8162 Big 4 Bellarine Holiday Park 52515744

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Ocean Grove Voice, December 16-29, 2009 - Page 25

grove sport

Left, six time Club Champion, Michael Allen in action on the Grove rinks, and above three in a row for Marlene Sutton.

Michael snares his 6th and Marlene makes it 3 in a row LAST Sunday the Ocean Grove Bowling Club’s Championship singles were decided with Marlene Sutton defeating Shirley Crichton in the final to make it three in a row. In the men’s final, Michael Allen had a win over Roy Brown to take out his sixth Club Singles title. In the Minor Championships, Adele Ryan

won the ladies with runner up going to Lorna Jones and the Men’s Minor Champion this year is Andrew Johnston over Don Fraser. This year’s Veteran’s Champion is Ron Thorley who had a good win over Harold Curwood in the final. Congratulations to all. This school holiday period we are opening our greens every

Monday morning to any youths aged between 12 and 21 to come and play bowls from 10.30am until noon. These sessions are free of charge and will be supervised by club members and coaches. No bookings necessary, Just come along in a pair of flat soled shoes, thongs or bare feet and enjoy a game of bowls.


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Coaching will be provided for those who want it, or they can simply enjoy a game with their friends. Anyone outside these ages who would like to try bowls, please give the club a call and we will arrange a time for you to try it out. Phone 5255 1540 or call in and see us.

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Pictured right: Club Grove’s Veteran’s Champion Ron Thorley.Ron had a good win over Harold Curwood in the final.

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Senior & Junior Racquets Racquet Restrings Nike Gear Adidas Gear Netball Shoes Skins Table Tennis Accessories Open 7 Days a Week Shop 7 Ocean Plaza, 71 the Parade, Ocean Grove Ph: 5255 1105

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‘Club Grove’ Ocean Grove Bowling Club Inc.

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grove surfing

A paddle with the best GREG SLY

The look of this youngster says it all.



Professional eyecare and attention to detail

“Use it or Lose it!” Make your Health Fund claims before December 24th 2009

We encourage you to drop in soon to organise any spectacles or contact lenses you need before your health fund claims 87 THE finish for PARADE this year.

MORE than 50 girls hit the water in Ocean Grove with seven times world champion surfer Layne Beachley on Sunday. Layne was in town as part of the Play it Safe by the Water Surfing for Girls Program which is touring Victoria. Regardless of the overcast conditions and strong winds, the girls were pumped to get in the water with Layne. Participants were given a chance to surf with Beachey as well as getting some tips in the water. Beachley was enthusiastic about the program and what it aims to achieve.

Beachley was impressed with the level of surfing from the girls. “I can definitely see some potential World Champions out there!” Also making an appearance was top Victoria Junior Surfer, Nikki Van Dijk (Phillip Island) who is fresh off a second placing at the Australian National Junior Championships and has just returned from Hawaii. Participants were each given a rashvest and split into groups according to skill level for the first session. The first session involved beach rescue techniques, negotiating the surf and basic surf skills. The

girls then got in the water with the coaches and tested out their new skills. The second session was a chance for the girls to get in the water with the Surfing Victoria team and have a free surf. Local masters champion Heather Peck was also involved in instructing the young surfers during the day. Most of the girls were keen to get back in the water for another surf with almost 90% heading back into the waves after lunch. All girls received a show bag filled with GRLmobile prizes and an Oakley tee. There were also surprise

giveaways throughout the day. Scarlett Brookes walked away from the day with a GRLmobile Mobile phone pack that included a brand new Mobile Phone and the latest perfume from Britney Spears. Emma Bird also won a mobile broadband card from GRLmobile. Cindel McSween won a brand new pair of Oakley sunglasses. Another big winner was Santana La Fontaine of Barwon Heads who received a brand new Aloha Surfboard courtesy of Global Surf Industries and presented by Julie Murphy of Murph’s surf shop.


Layne Beachley was in the water with the girls most of the morning, sharing their thrills and spills.

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The popular 13th Beach Boardriders Calendar will be available this week from Murf’s, The Greenroom and Strapper in Ocean Grove as well as Tonik, in Barwon Heads. The calendar raises funds for safety equipment and supports the club’s many activities. The calendar features some of the state’s top ranked local surfers. All photos are by local photographer Gary Stephens (inset). At only $15 - it makes a great Christmas present, but numbers are limited so get yours early.

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2010 Calendar

OCEAN Grove’s Kristiana Page recently competed in the 29th Annual The competition was help over 4 days and included a 7KM Downwind Mambo Stand Up Paddle, Sail and Kite Boarding Competition in By event paddled in overhead side chop for the full lenght of the course Merimbula NSW. and Stand Up Paddle surfing sessions at the Merimbula Bar Beach The 13-year-old was up against 74 of the best Stand Up Paddle and the Pambula River Bar. Gaz Competitors from all over Australia. Kristiana came 3rd in the Open Womens Division and was also Better know at main beach as “The Kid in the Pink Helmet” Kristiana awarded the Naish “Best Up and Coming Talent Award”, the prize rode her pink, purple and black tiger stripe Imperial 8’9 Custom SUP being a new 7’9 Stand Up Paddle Board valued at $1999. Gary Stephens made by Dave Boyd in the events and the board drew significant Strapper Surf in Ocean Grove kindly arranged with Naish to exchange interest from all the competitors. the 7’9 adults SUP board over for a more suitable 8.0 childrens board.

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SOUL Longboard club trailed a new competition format with a fun surf day at Ocean Grove on the 5th December. The day was then followed by an end of year presentation at the Ocean Grove Golf Club that night. The new format does away with the traditional individual grades and puts all names into a draw that then becomes a grading heat. Where you finished in the grading heat is where you then surf against all the other surfers that finished at the same level in a final

Andrew Brown. type situation. “This system is being used by some other clubs and is designed to put a bit more fun into competitive surfing. It also ensures that all surfers get two surfs for the day and not just one as sometimes happens with the other systems,” said president Brian Tucker. In what could only be described as a tough year conditions wise, SOUL ran a total of 6 out of a possible 10 competitions for the year, and really only scored good conditions for a couple of those.

Ginny Werner capped off a successful year by taking out the Junior Girls and the Open Women’s divisions. Ben Cosidine also completed the same feat in the Junior Boys and Traditional divisions. Each year the president presents a best club person award to someone that has helped and contributed to the club during the year. This year it was awarded to Russell Synott for his good efforts around the club. Andrew Needham produced a

AFTER a successful inaugural issue, Victorian surf magazine FOAM has released it’s second edition. The 28 black and white pages are filled with an intelligent insight into the times, places and people of Victorian surfing. The magazine is produced by Barwon Heads’ James Jacobi and Ocean Grove’s Ed Sloane. At just $3, the zine is available in Ocean Grove from Strapper, The Greenroom and Ocean Grove Newsagency.


Melissa McManus of Jervis Bay NSW 2nd Place, Alison Fuligar ofPhotography Palm Kristi Page surfing Pambula Beach River Mouth. Beach Qld 1st, Kristiana Page Ocean Grove Vic 3rd.

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Ocean Grove surfer Leigh Hodge, for plenty more Victorian barrels like these check out Foam Magazine Issue 2 Picture: Sloane.

very entertaining DVD that just about covered every one in the club in some way shape or form and definitely had every one laughing. The club now looks forward to next year and in particular the running of the Victorian Old Mal titles on the 13th February. Keep checking www. for further announcements and information regarding the 2010 season. By Andrew Brown












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Phantoms versu SC Gotit. Phantoms have been in the finals consistently for several years and it is great watching this team perform to their best in finals. The first set saw Phantoms win with not too much effort and may have lulled Gotit into a false sense of security as the second set was a different story altogether. Second set saw Phantoms fall apart considerably to lose this set. Gotit took advantage of the lull in concentration and took full control easily winning 25-16. Daniel Kuklych was spiking like a professional, he was on the net hitting balls that made it look so effortless. Phantoms really didn’t know what hit them and their attack game was flat, their communication on the court was very quiet and they didn’t look at all confident. Aaron Krahe for Phantoms did a fantastic job chasing a ball to help his team and collided with a linesman, so the point was replayed and there were no hard feelings. He did a fantastic job with his speed and height helping him chase this particular point. It was such a great moment in the game. Third set saw some great scrambling from Gotit it to win points, considering they were playing with 5 players and Phantoms had a full team and people on the bench. Gotit looked so hungry for the ball and it made them more determined to cover the missing player who unfortunately couldn’t make it because she is in Japan on a scholarship. Even with one player down Gotit did a fantastic job to make Phantoms go to 25-23. Phantoms once again lost their aggression and just fell apart; their heads were down and not focusing on the game, more on the points lost. Gotit saw this opportunity and used it to their advantage. The Forth set saw Phantoms really struggling with frustration in the ranks, with messy play and not much communication on the court. Most players in Phantoms have played state league volleyball and it shows with their skills, when they were put under pressure from a young team of players who are just as equally skilled it really showed that their experience came to the forefront of their game. Phantoms were challenged the whole game by the younger team and it just shows that experience pays off. Young Paul Henry did a fantastic job being in position to pick up the blocks from his

team mates and also being in position for a spike. Daniel Kuklych did some awesome back line spiking and really helped his team. I haven’t mentioned much about the girls in the teams, not forgetting them they are what holds the teams together they do a fantastic job of setting the balls for the spikers, chasing balls that have gone out of court to get the ball back in play and generally have a calming influence on the team when the men get a bit hot headed. Altogether the teams played so well and it is great to see such awesome playing from these teams. It was a fantastic game to watch, at times the coach of Phantoms got a bit hot under the collar but his team listened to his experienced voice and pulled it together to win another final for Bellarine Volleyball Association. Final scores for Division 1 Grand Final Phantoms winning 3 sets to 1 set 2513, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20 If you are interested in playing volleyball Friday nights we start again on the 29th January 2010, at the Surfside Centre. You don’t have to have a team to play you can come on your own and be put in a team; it is a great way to meet people and have a great time as well. Division 1 is a more competitive side with substitutions, time outs and more rules than Division 2, Division 1 players generally have played tournaments and play regularly during the week and they prefer the competitive side of the game. Division 2 on the other hand is more laid back in their playing; generally speaking they are wanting to have a relaxing time on a Friday night after a hard weeks work. If you want, you can start in Division 2 and go up to Division 1 if you wish, start in Division 2 for one season to get the hang of volleyball and then next season go up to Division 1. Division 1 is always looking to help out other players to help with their skills and this shows by them coaching Division 2 teams. This helps the teams greatly as you get the experience and skills from a Division 1 player. This has helped a lot of teams this season, and the Division 1 players are more than accommodating. It is great to see this team work between the two Divisions even though there is such a difference in skills. If you only have 4 friends why not bring them along and get a couple more players and there you have a team. You only need 6 players but it is good to have a couple more as emergencies. With Division 2 you generally have a rolling



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The Division 2 final. substitution and everyone gets to play, Division 1 you have a set substitution. It is such a fantastic game to play and anyone can play. We have in the past had Junior teams as well and they play from 7- 7.30. It is a good beginning for the juniors. If you have any juniors who want to play. come along and bring them on the 29th January, because there may be more juniors who want to play but may be too shy. It is a great way of encouraging young ones to get active. The team that played against Phantoms in the Division 1 Grand Final started in juniors and now some of those young players are training with State League Volleyball, so you never know where it will lead, and the great thing about volleyball is that you play all year round, rain, hail or shine. You don’t have to worry about wet grounds or too hot, it is a great game and everyone should have a go. Till next year on the 29th January have a great Christmas and Happy New Year and we hope to see you all down at the Surfside Centre for a fun game of volleyball.

Division 2.

The Division 2 final was a tightly fought contest between Grovers, who were playing in their first grandfinal, and Demolition Republic. Demolition Republic started out strongly and took an early lead with some great spiking from Brendan Calwell and Tom

McKenzie. Great passing from the back court by Rebecca McKenzie and Emma Crabbe helped them to win the first set 25 points to 15. In the second set, Grovers regrouped and excellent serving from Josh Halton and Jess Middleton saw Grovers win the second set with a close score of 25 points to 22. The third set consisted of some great volleyball from both teams, with long, hard fought rallies and some spectacular pick ups. Despite the good work at the net by Chris Cahill and Adam Jones for Demolition Republic, the blocking and spiking by Lachie Dickson and Spencer Gray from Grovers was too strong and Grovers took the third set 25 points to 21. The fourth set was very exciting for both players and spectators with both teams taking the lead at different times throughout the set. However, accurate passing by Rochelle Chester and great pick ups by Georgia Ellis resulted in Grovers taking the fourth set 25 ponts to 19 and consequently winning the match 3 sets to 1. Both teams consisted of young players who are really enjoying their volleyball and it was a very exciting match to watch. Grovers are returning next season to defend their title, while Demolition Republic are having a change with some players moving up to play in Division 1 and others looking forward to another season in Division 2.

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