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April 22-May 5, 2009

An Independent Voice for Ocean Grove




FRIENDS in Ocean Grove and Wallington are mourning the loss of their mate Ryan Cooper who tragically died after being hit by a taxi on the Bellarine Highway last week. The 17-year-old Saint Ignatius College student from Leopold was crossing Bellarine Highway, between Homestead Avenue and Swan Bay Road, at about 3.40am on Thursday when he was struck by a car travelling in a westerly direction. The car that hit Ryan was the taxi that had just dropped him and three friends off moments earlier. The taxi driver and sole occupant, a 43year old man from Geelong, is assisting police with their enquiries.

Hailey and Dan’s big day. More pictures inside.

Lest we forget

Ocean Grove prepares for Anzac Day

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April’s Ocean Grove fire call outs A BURNING couch outside the old fire station was among the call outs for Ocean Grove firefighters this month. The sofa had been dragged across from the Gum Nut Op Shop in Hodgson Street on April 14 and set on fire in the forecourt of the old disused

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fire station building. Other call outs included calls to properties in The Avenue, Dare Street and Presidents Avenue in Ocean Grove as well as support calls in Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale and Clifton Springs.

Chef’s award When it comes to winning awards Oakdene Vineyards Winery has bagged the lion’s share over the past few years. Their latest in the expansive trophy collection comes through young 1st year apprentice Jesse Dewar (pic right) who was awarded the Outstanding structured workplace learning student 2008 at the Geelong Regional Vocational Education annual awards evening held late last month. Jesse was selected from eight finalists across the Geelong Region who had displayed outstanding qualities in their chosen vocational programs. A panel of employers interviewed each of the finalists and selected Jess for his commitment and dedication to on the job learning. Marty Chichester executive chef from Oakdene Vineyards praised the ability of his young apprentice. “Jesse is always willing and eager to put in the hard yards.” The former pupil of St Ignatius College received a framed certificate and cash prize for his win.

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No action in 324 days

Park Boot Sale

OCEAN Grove Park is staging a Car Boot Sale on Saturday May 2. The event is a great chance to browse and buy from the many stalls as well as enjoying the park, meeting friends and supporting park improvements and mainentance. The Boot Sale will be open from 8.30am until 12.30pm at the park off Presidents Avenue. Sites are $12 each. Donations for the park’s own stalls appreciated. Pick ups arranged. Call 5255 2302.

CFA Garage Sale WALLINGTON CFA is staging a Garage Sale on Saturday May 2 from 8am. The brigade could still do with hard donations to sell at the sale and people who can help are asked to contact Alistair Drayton on 0418 522522 or Tony on 0418 521902. Alternatively they can drop off goods between 9am and 11am on Sundays when the station on the Bellarine Highway is manned.


GROVE NEWS Ocean Grove Rotarians hosted five Wedderburn families recently as part of its effort to assist drought hit communities. Pictured left, Rotarians and some of the families enjoyed a farewell barbecue at the Mirrabooka Cottage camp facility in Ocean Grove last Friday night.

Rotary helps drought hit OCEAN Grove was recently host to five families from the drought-striken Wedderburn area of country Victoria. The local rotary club got together with the Girl Guide Association to host the families at its Mirrabooka Cottage camp facility next to Kingston Park. The nine parents and 11 children were taken on tours of the local beaches, the Rip, Torquay, the Ford Discovery Centre and Wallington’s mini golf in the community bus – all put on and paid for by rotary club and or supported by venues they visited. Some restaurants and takeaways offered the group free meals. The families stayed for four days. Rotary youth coordinator Judy Greer explained that the idea came from an article in Royal Auto

last year. The article highlighted the problems faced by families and children in relation to the drought in the Wedderburn area of country Victoria and some work being done at local schools with the help of Salvation Army workers. “It’s gone very well,” said Judy. “The children were really excited.” Wedderburn has a population of about 1,000 people. Among those visiting Ocean Grove was third generation farmer John Tomkin who described the drought as ‘almost like a disease’ that damages other parts of their area’s economy and gradually affects wider areas. He said the answer was simple – “Rain - and a lot of it. We haven’t had good enough rain for ten years. We just keep trying and trying. You can’t give up,” he said.



Pictured right Stacey Moore and partner Tim Crawford with Cloudchasers authors Steven Hunt and David Richardson.

Authors help turn new page THE official opening of Book Grove also saw a book signing by former Ocean Grover David Richardson. David an advertising screenwriter has collaborated with a former filmmaking colleague Steven Hunt , an award-winning graphic designer, to create a unique picture book-cum-graphic novel called Cloudchasers.

The signing went so well Steven had to nip out to get more copies. Book shop owner Stacey Moore said she was thrilled by the turn out for the opening and the signing. “I’m just so happy that I have realized my dream. I am ecstatic about the support from the local community.”


5 Firefighter Matthew Walker using the brigade’s quick access cutting gear to get to the smouldering wall cavity.

Welding sparks cause shed fire WELDING sparks at an Ocean Grove auto fabricators accidentally set fire to a cavity wall and damaged an extractor unit at an adjoining surfboard shaping factory. Fire crews were called to the incident at the industrial estate last Friday after Imperial Surfboard’s Dave Boyd noticed smoke billowing from his walls. A spokesman for Ocean Grove CFA crews said

that quick thinking by Dave and staff at the auto fabricators prevented a more serious fire taking hold. However the fire was still smouldering inside the cavity which meant the crews utilised quick access cutting gear to get through the corrugated steel sheeting. The cutting tool was recently donated by Ocean Grove Rotary.


clubs and associations OCEAN Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club held a hole-in -one competition at Easter - with four entrants sharing the prize pool of $1000. Those scoring a hole-in-one were Ocean Grove’s David Smith, Travis Hearne, Nick Wilson and a Bella Happell (pictured left) A presentation by the major sponsores Hayden Real Estate and the Lions Club was made to the winners on Easter Monday.

Clubs meet

THE combined Probus Club of Ocean Grove and Harness Racing Clubs recently organized a tribute race to former members Keith and Doss Madden (pictured right). The couple had been members of the Probus Clubfor many years and have recently retired to Melbourne to be nearer family. On April 15 the ‘Madden Pace’ was run with plenty of thrills for the Madden family and Probus members.


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.

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. Contact 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.


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. 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 Tai Chi - 6.30 pm. Uniting Church Hall, The Parade. All welcome. Christine McKay 5255 1948/0417 508 857. Bellarine Table Tennis Club, 10am-12 noon(adults only) at the Memorial Hall, 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove. Ph. 52551641.

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 Thursday of every month

First Tuesday of every month

Fourth Friday of every month

Ocean Grove Men’s Probus. 10am-12noon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, Collendina. Guest speakers., make friends. Visitors welcome

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


An ‘awesome’ day

“AWESOME” was how Ocean Grove’s Hailey Begg described the feeling after marrying Dan James on the sunny banks of the Barwon on Saturday afternoon. Glowing and smiling throughout, nothing could touch their special day. Even Archie the dolphin knew it was time to take a backstage role, playing on the far side of the river throughout the short but happy service. It was exactly what the terminally ill but determined hairdresser dreamed with the man who proposed the night she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Hailey, 26, arrived in a stretch Hummer wearing a strapless cream dress and carrying a bouquet of white and pink flowers. She walked down the red carpeted isle at Ozone Jetty with her proud parents, John and Terry. More than 200 family and friends from Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Geelong, Werribee and further afield joined the happy couple to celebrate at the Ozone Jetty in Barwon Heads. Local community, family and friends have rallied behind Hailey after she was told she might have only a few months to live. Ocean Grove Golf Club provided finger food for the reception, Marycheles Hair Studio did the hair and makeup, Beachside Blooms organ-

ized the flowers for free, Barwon Heads Hotel helped with drinks and another benefactor offered to pay for a honeymoon, although this will be on hold as Hailey will return to hospital this week to start more treatment. Hailey was diagnosed with skin cancer after having a troublesome mole removed from her shoulder and she has risen to the moment in a bid to encourage others to be more aware of the dangers of the sun. Happy together: Dan and Hailey. “It’s not publicised enough,” she said. “Skin cancer is a massive issue. People are used to seeing older people with cancer but it does happen to younger people,” she said. Hailey is certainly up for the fight, revealing that she had pulled through from a coma and eight months of rehab after surviving a horrific car accident when she was 18. “Going through all that was probably worse than the cancer,” Hailey said. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer I said I’ll beat it. Hopefully I will do it again. Whatever it takes. “I’m not sick yet so I might as well start fighting it while I’m able. There’s just so many things that I want to do. “Fortunately I met Dan who is just an amazing guy. One in a million”



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Appeal nets $42.5K A HUGE effort from The Mex, Club Grove, Collendina Caravan Park, Mannerim and Ocean Grove CFA and the public of Ocean Grove and the surrounds has pulled in a phenomenal $42,500 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Area co-ordinator Alistair Drayton said: “This year’s efforts have been spectacular given the year that we’ve had and with all the other causes, the bushfires and the economy.”

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a day in the life - isaac fryar

DJ with spirit

AS a resident of Ocean Grove for three years, I have witnessed some rapid growth and change in the area. Some of my first memories of Ocean Grove are unfortunately based around work. I am currently the manager of Ocean Grove Cellars in the Terrace, but have been working here for my father for the past five years or so. I love the relaxed nature of the area, the friendly people and, of course, the pristine beaches and river. I wish the latter was my first memory of Ocean Grove, rather than working a twelve hour day in a locality I knew nothing about. I grew up in Ballarat and attended school there, after graduating High School. I moved to Melbourne and studied Chinese Language and International Relations at the University of Melbourne. I graduated in 2007 at the age of 20 and decided a break was the best course of action. Luckily my parents had moved to Ocean Grove and I was able to slot back into the household and work for my father. I also work nights as a professional DJ in various nightclubs and venues in both Geelong and Melbourne, providing a great social outlet and allowing me plenty of new places and to meet new people. Through my work at Ocean Grove Cellars I am lucky to be involved with various clubs, both sporting and social. My father and I work with the Ocean Grove Bowling and Football Clubs, are associated with the Ocean Grove Strawberry and Apple fairs and give advice and aide at various wine and cheese nights with institutions such as the CWA and RSL.

As mentioned earlier, I have only been a resident of the area for three years, yet in this time I have witnessed the emergence of the Shell Road shopping complex, the refurbishment of Barwon Heads main street, the upgrading of the local health club facilities, the Barwon Heads bridge proposed development and the growth of the Parade shopping complex including Target. The growth in the area in housing and retail over the past three years has definitely had an impact, the Summer period offering more to visitors than ever. I haven’t felt a need to leave Ocean Grove yet,


at the age of 23 I am very happy to call Ocean Grove home and to work in the area. I find the people relaxed and calm, friendly and sociable. I feel a real sense of community, with local businesses all involved in various areas of fundraising and aiding the growth of the town. I have a degree, but see no need to leave and make use of it yet, as the Terrace provides me with an ample social life, great food and a relaxed atmosphere I am yet to discover elsewhere. Oh, I suppose Archie is a pretty cool reason to stay too. How many people can say they have a dolphin in the river?


A general exemption will apply in the greater Geelong region from Sunday, April 5, 2009 to Sunday, October 4, 2009. You can use one hand-held hose during your designated watering time to water residential garden beds and trees. OR‌ You can top up existing swimming pools and spas using one hand-held hose during your designated watering time, provided you have an approved Water Conservation Plan which includes a pool blanket. You can water new, drought-tolerant turf for three weeks from the date of installation using a hand-held hose in accordance with an approved Water Conservation Plan. All hand-held hoses must be fitted with a trigger nozzle. Only one hose allowed per property.

Watering is permitted for ONE HOUR ONLY during 5PM to 7PM Monday


Tuesday Wednesday

Even numbered* properties can water Odd numbered properties can water

Thursday Friday


Saturday Sunday

Even numbered* properties can water Odd numbered properties can water

Other bans under Stage 4 water restrictions remain refer to Stage 4 water restrictions brochure. For further information about water restrictions, exemptions and Water Conservation Plans call 1300 656 007 or visit


*Properties without a number are considered an even numbered property.

on holiday

Left: Noel and Trish Emselle in Papua New Guinea while on an expedition cruise aboard MV Orion. Right: Andrew Robertson with the Voice in Pleasanton, California (near San Francisco).

About 20 Ocean Grovers headed up to Airlie Beach in Queensland recently for the wedding of Joe and Angela. Fortunately the guests, which included Shelley Keast, made sure they took along some essential reading for the trip.

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Upstream on a high tide

DURING the Easter king tides that flooded a lot of the Barwon Estuary wetlands a group of nine kayakers took the chance of a spectacular upstream safari. Led by experienced kayaker Noel Emselle, who is also president of the Friends of the Marine Discovery Centre in Queencliff, the group were treated to a peaceful and memorable paddles along the old mangrove bordered course of the Barwon River. Noel timed it perfectly to allow the team to travel up the tidal creek beside the golf course on the incoming tide and return on the outgoing tidal flow - which was surpising fast moving. If you would like more information on joining future excursions along our own stunning waterway contact Noel on:

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Welcome on the wetlands

THE Welcome Swallow is a fantastic bird to watch due to it’s fast, swooping, and erratic flying pattern. Swallows often swoop around my dogs when we are walking around Begola Wetlands. The Swallow is blue/ black above the wing, light grey on the breast and rusty on the forehead and throat. It also has a long forked tail, although this tail is shorter in females compared to males. Young Swallows are white, not rusty on the forehead and throat. The Swallow is a small bird, that grows to a maximum of 15cms. Welcome Swallows are found in many habitats throughout Australia, except in Central Australia. They are migratory, and move around in response

to food availability. They feed on a wide variety of insects. They catch insects during flight. They have short bristles on their bill which aid in guiding the insects into their mouths while flying at speed. In areas where there are a large supply of insects, swallows are found in large flocks. Swallows build a nest made out of mud and grass. Both sexes construct the nest, which is usually attached to a verical rock wall or building. The nest is lined with feathers. The female incubates the egss but both sexes are involved in feeding the young. Pairs often rear several broods in a breeding season (August to February). By Jenny Carr


Anzac Day - Saturday April 25

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AS Ocean Grove RSL prepares to hold its increasingly well attended Anzac Parade through the town there is some hope that locals may consider offering an hour or two a week to help on the veterans welfare team. The team, which has recently been out delivering parade posters to shopkeepers - supported by the Businesss Association - to display in their windows, provide a regular visiting system for ex-vets and other residents at local nursing homes. Organiser Yvette Timmins said the work is a lot of fun and the current team of ladies and a few RSL members really enjoy the visits. If you can help contact either Ron Johnson on 5255 4847 or Wally Gee on 5256 2710. ANZAC Day will begin with a Dawn Service at 6.15am and will be followed by breakfast at the Neighbourhood Centre. Ocean Grove ANZAC Parade will form up at 10.30am from the corner of the Terrace and Presidents Avenue ready to march off at 10.45am. The ANZAC Service will commence at the Cenotaph at 11am.


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Something special for Are you getting ready to pamper mum on Mothers’ Day this year? The tradition of thanking mum goes back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday”. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter*), “Mothering Sunday” honored the mothers of England. Interestingly Australia and obviously Ocean Grove celebrates its own Mother’s Day along with Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey and Belgium - on the second Sunday of May – this year it will be on May 10, while the English favour the fourth Sunday of Lent, this year it was March 22.

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LOCAL author Bernard Clancy took time to sign copies of his new book Best We Forget at Ocean Grove Newsagency at Easter. The book is a novel based on Bernard’s own experiences as a National Serviceman in Vietnam. Pictured above, Bernard signs a copy of the book for Ocean Grove’s Nan Calnin.

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Happy holidays Serena Cullum 8yrs – from Ocean Grove – favourite thing: Easter!

Rookie reporter Jodie Mitten took to the streets to find what youngsters like doing over the holidays

Stella Meagher – 7yrs – on holiday visiting her Nana who lives in Ocean Grove – favourite thing: Boogie boarding and going to the beach

Finn MacGillivray – 8yrs – from Ocean Grove – Favourite thing during the hols was “going to the aquarium”

Emmi Burgess – 7 yrs – from Ocean Grove – favourite thing: going to Nana and Pa’s and having a sleepover with her cousins Cynthia Grant – 8yrs – from Wallington – favourite thing: going to the Rose Garden at Werribee Mansion



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Mackenzie and Harry Moran – 10 yrs – from Point Lonsdale – favourite things: footy training and surfing.




A full house at the Chicken Shop was witness to the visit of a great jazzman that can name drop with the best of them. But Gil Askey - who has played with Louie Armstrong and worked with Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross to name but a few - declared early on he would not be “Mr Brag-adacious”. The music spoke of itself. Gil performed with Tim Neal, Julian Wilson and Michael Jordon.

“Best fried chicken around” declared Texanborn Gil Askey, much to the amusement of Mr Bowman.












26 Ocean Grove stepped back to the 70s on Saturday night as 200 locals were (voluntarily) gripped by Night Fever at Club Grove. The Bee Gees tribute band carved out hits like Massachusetts and How Deep Is Your Love before the Grove strutted its stuff Travolta-style.

Gripped by Night Fever

Won choccy CONGRATULATIONS to Nicola Ivec from Ocean Grove who won the Easter eggs in the Chocolate Room competition in the issue of the Voice. Thanks to everyone who entered, sorry we couldn’t pick lots more winners. However we know what you like so hopefully we’ll do a few more sweet prize competitions .


If you had one wish... what would it be?

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By Clive Whitworth

Pat Murphy, housewife of undisclosed vintage, of Ocean Grove said: “Ohhh, I don’t know. I wouldn’t want anything for myself really. Just that we could all enjoy a healthy, happy life I suppose.”

Jasper Jolley, student, of Ocean Grove, said: “To own every guitar in the world! I play roots and rock and I want to be in a band later.”

Melanie Calwell, retail assistant, 17 of Ocean Grove, said: “My passion is music, I play the piano. I would love to own a grand piano.” Doug Bickerton, retired panel beater, 83, of Barwon Heads, said: “I am a full time carer for my wife and I really wish that she could be healthy enough to enjoy the active lifestyle she led until she became unwell.”

Michael Bristow, 61, retired limousine hire proprietor, of Ocean Grove, said: “I would be pretty keen to be able to walk again...”

Clive Whitworth, writer, 53 of Ocean Grove, said: “I wish we didn’t need an excuse to talk to strangers. There are so many lovely, courageous, inspiring, entertaining and interesting people out there. And after all, strangers are only acquaintances we haven’t met yet.”


what’s ON

Friday May 22 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Suzannah Espy and the Last Word. $10 Saturday May 23 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Terry Broun Jnr Friday May 29 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Sarah Carroll. $10 Saturday May 30 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Matt Orchard Weekly What’s Ons Mondays 6.30pm: Bar Deli – Open Mic night, combined with Curry night. 7pm–8.30 pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean 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 1pm–3pm: Line Dancing at the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Hall, 101 The Terrace. Elaine 0413 690 597

Sneaky Sound System are playing at Barwon Heads Hotel in May.

Friday April 24 7.30pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Van Walker and Sarah Carrol. $10 Saturday April 25 ANZAC Day 6.15am: Dawn Service followed by breakfast at the Neighbourhood Centre. 10.30am parade forms up in Presidents Avenue and marches to Cenotaph for 11am service. 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Better Days 10pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – Live music with That’s What She Said

Club Grove, The Terrace. Support local youth, health and early childhood development projects in Ocean Grove. Live Band, auctions, prizes and great food and fun. Must book this week at Club Grove Ph: 5255 1510.

Saturdays 11am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making Sundays 2.30–5.30pm: Bar Deli – Live music with Jon Willard

Wednesday May 6 8pm: Barwon Heads Hotel, Sneaky Sound System. Saturday May 9 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Luke Massey

Friday May 1 Friday May 15 7pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – free 8pm: Piping Hot Chicken Shop – Neil teenage show with Sambrose Automobile Murray. 8pm Saturday 2 May 7pm Ocean Grove Gala Dinner Dance Fundraiser

Thursdays 11am: Beach Babe Beads - Jewellery making 8.30pm: Barwon Heads Hotel – open mic night

Saturday May 16 7.30–11.30: Club Grove – Live music with Class Action

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Dream team

DRENT Architects is husband and wife team, Luisa and Dierijk Drent. It is an architectural practice that helps people get the most value for their budgets, by thoughtful, effective and collaborative design of spaces. They work on, and have experience in, a range of building types including residential, commercial, educational, retail, tourist facilities and interior design. While the business officially started only 5 months ago, together they have over 20 years experience as architects. “We met when we were studying at the University of Melbourne and the first few years we studied and travelled a lot –Dierijk had just returned from a study trip to China to document courtyard houses and then I undertook a masters degree which involved a tour of Indonesia. After completing our studies we travelled around the United States and Canada. We love to travel, but right now our lives have been dominated by renovating and raising our two young children.” “We moved to Ocean Grove over four years ago, after falling in love with the region while working here on projects for previous employers. The place is a great place to live and bring up a family – most people who live here are happy, healthy and friendly and the beach is fantastic! We also enjoy working locally mainly because of how it ties us to the community”. Dierijk and Luisa both teach architectural design at Deakin University “we enjoy engaging with and bringing out the potential of our students –we learn as well and get great personal satisfaction from fostering their efforts.” They also love helping people discover their dreams for their homes and working environments. They are particularly interested in the design of family homes, which often demand a budget conscious, thoughtful and innovative response to specific needs. “Anyone can buy a home plan and spend a

fortune personalising it to their site and taste, or use a builder, untrained in design, to deliver the total project. “What we offer is a service where the solution is personal, to the clients budget and needs, from the beginning. What people are often surprised to learn is that the outcome is competitive with the market alternatives, with a tender process ensuring that buildings are built to market rates”. “As designers we not only work for our clients, but we also have an obligation to serve the public by designing lasting solutions that are functional and appropriate for local conditions.” In this spirit Drent Architects would be more than willing to offer probono design services for community organizations that would otherwise struggle to Luisa and Dierijk Drent. pay for good design. “Business is going really well, much better than we expected, which is wonderful! We have started to build fantastic relationships with locals in the building industry, and feel really excited now ... if we could only


rebuild the old Coffee Palace things would be perfect!” You can visit Drent Architects on (site still under construction).


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5255 3233


Health and Fitness Clubs

Computer Sales and Repairs

4-Bed Hol Hse, close to beach 0412 213 400 BITS IT Services Bells by the Beach Holiday House 5255 5263 Lighthouse Computers Peninsula Computer Help Shah’s Computer World Screen Actors 0417 077 200

Acting Classes Antennas

Lonsdale Antennas

Architects Drent Architecture

Art Galleries Direct Carving Sculpture Workshop

0411 416 384 Contours 5255 3475 0403 557 311 Ocean View Health Club 5255 2572 5251 1596 0401 560763 12W - Personal Training 5255 4222 Brian Hamilton Remedial Therapy 5255 2127 Surfside Conveyancing 5255 5556 Drysdale Chiropractice Clinic 5253 2522 0410 580 255 L’Or Massage Therapist 0413 099 543 Counselling and Hypnotherapy Marlo OG Remedial Massage Centre 5255 3358 Rosemay Santos 5255 2127 Rachel Lafranchi Holistic Counselling 0412 439 121 5255 3312 RP Massage Therapies 0414 893719


The Olive Pit 0419 006959

Audio Equipment & Repairs 5256 3732


5255 1511

Dentists Dr Alastair McCallum

5255 2584


5256 1633


Copperthwaite Plumbing

5255 5922

Fashion and Accessories

5255 5760 5255 4866 Insync

5255 5143


Bellarine Brush Fencing BellarineTimber & Fencing Just Paling Fences 5255 5844 All Round Fencing

Mermaids Unisex Beauty Salon

Bins and Waste Removal

5254 2201

Pip Design

5254 2105

Internet Cafe Piping Hot Chicken Shop

5255 1566

Ironing Services

Green Steam 0413 925367 0413 580990 0407 694422 Ian Pattison Jewellers 0403 845 667

0434 489 724


5255 2019

Landscape Design & Construction

Financial Services


0458 564 276

Bridal Wear Designer

Men’s Hairdressing 5255 3030 5256 1645 5254 2277 Maleline Mensland

Building Designers

Hotondo Homes 5255 5500 Le Maistre Builders



Garden Maintenance

5255 2288 McOuats Nursery

Bellarine Furniture & Bed R Us B Moore Carpentry & Bld Maint 0411 061 556

5256 2050 Salon Sojourn

5255 3556 5255 1309




5255 2264

New Homes

Bellarine Memories

5255 1832 Earth Deco 5256 3094 Ruby’s Mowing Ocean Grove

5256 2164


Funeral Directors

Michael Higgins Building Design 5255 3355

0409 849 419

Men’s Hairdressing


Paddy Kinsey Bricklaying Contactors 0408 320197 Russell McKinnon Bricklaying 0407 252747 Beachside Blooms Flowers on the Terrace Moss Industry Isabella Design 5255 2034




Club Grove

Community Groups

5255 4664

Earth Deco Bellarine Bookkeeping Services 0418 363129 Lighthouse Business Services 5258 4589 Roche Accounting 5256 2764 5255 1540 Glenn Davis Locksmith WHK Day Neilson 5255 5077

0418 385 667

Bowling Clubs

Bar Deli on the Run The Groove

Homewares and Gifts

Interior Designers

Ocean Grove Engineering

5255 3456

0414 744 251

0404 022952 Barwon Heads Hotel 0405 399245


Beauty Salons Billy’s Bins

0416 165855

Grove Electrical 5255 4095 Starlight Electrical 5255 2943

Bathroom Renovation

Home Loans Fiddley Bits

Craig Stevens Electrical Contractor 0412 518 400

ANZ Bendigo Bank

5255 1344

Go Loans

Alterations and Repairs


Hire Ocean Grove Hire

Ocean Grove Automotive (RACV) 5255 1050 Drysdale Car Detailing 5251 1610 Brendon Brice Electrical Little Darlings Sandi’s Spot

Health and Wellbeing


Bellarine Audio

Baby and Child

5255 1684


0458 564 276 Greg Sly Optometrist 0419 583154 Ocean Eyes Optometrists

5256 1295 5255 5655


Steven Flynn Painting Services

5255 3779 Wallington Painting Services

0411 126291 0405 022084


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Panel Beating

Surfboard Repairs

Restaurants/Cafes Bar Deli 5256 3183 Beachhouse Hibiscus Cafe Ocean Grove Hotel and Bistro 5256 1562 Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta The Dunes The Groove The Mex 5255 1331

Sheen Panel Service

Pet Supplies Doggy Dear

Pharmacies Ocean Grove Amcal



Home Hardware 0400 721185 The Last Piece

Barefoot Media

Picture Framing


Plantation Shutters 0400 595 738

Plumbing Annandale Plumbing Copperthwaite Plumbing Hugh McLaren Plumbing Wayne Heard Plumbing

0408 037686 5255 3456 0402 769973 Grove Shoeland 0430 112 102

Shoe Shops

5255 1548

Real Estate Prop’ty & Finance Centre 5255 1380 RT Edgar 5255 4099

Surf/Sk8/Snow Strapper Surf

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Tanning Studios 5255 4100

5255 5550

Travel Agents

Harvey World Travel Ocean Grove Travel 5251 3397 Jetset Travel - Ocean Grove

5256 1888 5255 4422 5255 5252


5229 5518 Surfside Tyre Centre 5255 1257 5255 1144

Surf Shops Murfs Longboards Surf Shop

Ocean Grove Sushi & Noodle Bar 5255 3759 Ocean Grove Fish & Chips 5255 2951 Woodies Pizza 5255 4307


0429 040121

Sports Retail

Bellarine Sports

0409 542060


Coastline Tattoo

Shoe Repairs Singing Cobbler

Printers Paxton Press

Bellarine Seafoods

Cruise Control

Tanzon 5255 1201 5221 5991


HLB Frames - 3/1570 Bellarine Hwy, Wal 5250 3711 RSN Roofing

GB Plantation Shutters

5255 1832 5254 3376 5256 3153 5255 1122 5255 3040 5256 1944 5256 3094 5255 1959

Websites Interactive ‘Net Services Website Concepts

5255 2127 5256 1948

Window Cleaners Excel Window Cleaning

5255 5525

5255 5611

0431 939814

Women’s Wear

Kairos in Grove 5255 2666 Lilly Bliss

5255 3688 5255 1096

5255 3233


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soul & free surfing

Ocean Grove Bridge results Results for week ending 17.4.09 Monday 13 April - Howell Movement 1st: Pauline Baker & Heather Scott; 2nd: Kevin Crough & Marilyn McInnes; 3rd: Joan Davis & Hugh Robertshawe Wednesday15 April - Mitchell Movement N/S 1st: Marg & Ron Wylie; 2nd: Lorraine Vivian & Margaret Skeen; 3rd: Bruna Pace & Winky MacTier E/W1st: Alison Feiner & Lorraine Miller; 2nd: Max Pilbeam & Elva Muffett; 3rd: Barbara Parsons & Prue Kellam Friday17 April - Mitchell Movement N/S1st: Julie Moran & Alison George; 2nd: Alex Magee & Faye Scott; 3rd: Lynette Lawson & Kevin Crough E/W1st: Lorraine & Mark Miller; 2nd: Marg & Ron Wylie; 3rd: Rosemary Mokhtar & Ross McDonald The Ocean Grove Bridge Club Inc. meets at the Marcus Hill Hall, Cnr. Banks Road & Bellarine Highway Marcus Hill on Monday evenings, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. A course of 10 Beginner Lessons is being offered commencing on Friday 24 April from 10.30-12.30 - cost $40. For enquiries and registration tel. Marg Wylie on 5256 2550.

surfside waves soccer


New faces make Waves SURFSIDE Waves soccer club’s season gets underway proper this weekend. The club is fielding three senior mens’ and one senior women’s sides this time around. The women’s side plays on Saturday afternoons and the men on the Sunday afternoons. This Sunday Waves men have three home matches with the second and third sides kicking off at 1pm and the division one side kicking off at 3pm.

Pictured on Sunday are a mixture of Surfside Waves second and third teams competing against each other during the last practice match before the new season.


grove senior netball

Lucy Teague-Neeld.

Tough start Grove’s senior netballers fought hard but were ultimately unlucky not to get a result against Drysdale. This week they face Geelong Amateurs at home.

Shell Godfrey Paula Birch

grove junior netball

Alice Digby playing for Ocean Grove u13 division 2.

Ocean Grove u13 division 2.

Ocean Grove u17.

Ocean Grove u15 division 2.



junior football - grubbers u16s

Game on: First season up from the Cobras - Adam Muir, Jack Cadman, Liam McGarry, Dylan Thorley and Darcy Featherby. Pictures: Grubbers u16s Div 2 during the grading stage of the season against Grovedale. Jess Rapa takes a mark ahead of kicking one of his three goals in the team’s 13.15 (93) to 6.6 (42)win

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Grubbers James Bennett and Mitch Evans have been representing Geelong Falcons in Bendigo.

junior football - cobras

Cobras started with under 10 and under 12 match ups between the blue and orange sides.


grubbers u18s


Premiers start strong Grubbers 18s (1) go into their match up with a slightly wobbly Ammos outfit having already stacked up two wins out of two games.

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Grove proudly hoisted the 2008 under 18 flag above the ground at the their home match against Drysdale.



Bruguet bags16 goals as Grubbers turn out the power ...and McTaggart and Ricardo also kicked 6 and 5 in 37.25-247 to 5.2-32 win over Newcomb.

Travis Gavin. Kicked two goals at Newcomb.

Grove reserves have a 100 per cent record and share the top spot having so far disposed of Modewarre, Drysdale and Newcomb. On Saturday they kicked 23 goals to 0 with 6 from vice-captain James Stapleton and five from Chae Biggins.

Barrack for Grubbers Grubbers face a big test on Saturday (Anzac Da) with the visit from Geelong Amateur.The 18s start at 10am, Reserves at 12noon and Seniors at 2.10pm. Go Grubbers

Sport Ocean Grove

Local surfers fired up by Robo’s Bells feat Ocean Grove grom Austin Haire says Victorian Adam Robertson’s achievement in reaching the final of the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro is the best sort of inspiration for local surfers. The 13-year-old Green Room team member said he was glued to the internet for the final. “It was great to see a local in the final, just coming up against someone like Parko.”



OCEAN Grove surfers have joined in the praise for Victoria’s first ever Bells Rip Curl Pro finalist Adam Robertson (pic right). The cold water surfer fought through the trials to win a wildcard entry and a pop at the world’s best near Torquay last week, proving local surfers can match their northern counterparts. Robbo eventually reached the final against Joel Parkinson but unfortunately the Portland surfer was unable to get over CT tour leader. But he still achieved the best ever result for a Victorian. “It was really good, just a shame he couldn’t have won, that would have been

a perfect fairytale,” said local surfer Trent Myers. “He was easily as good as the other guys out there. “With people like Nick Muscroft on the World Tour is just goes to show they (cold water surfers) can do it if they really try. It can be done. What was great was he got through on a wildcard and knocked out a lot of big guys on the way.” “It’s cool,” said Darryl (Murf) Murphy, “especially for him. We’ve had all the rock stars like Kelly Slater and those but to see a guy who has come from the local area make it was great.” - 0400 721185

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