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Thursday 3 October 2013

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Buggy off (L-R) Murray Gregg, Kathy Bell, Brett Morrissy and Craig Fagan confirmed last week that they would step out in the 2014 Hundred Hole Hike. Here, the four players reluctantly leave a golf cart with Karingal chief executive officer Daryl Starkey. See page 8 for details.

State provides funding to the tune of $500,000 for permanent Ocean Grove performance space

ON SONG BY TIFFANY PILCHER

PERFORMING arts and community events in Ocean Grove are set to be revolutionised with funding pouring in to establish a permanent performance space in Ocean Grove Park. Member for Western Victoria David Koch announced the state government’s $500,000 contribution to the $1 million project in Ocean Grove last Thursday.

“Today is a fantastic day for Ocean Grove because there has been significant demand from this growing community for a public performance space,” Mr Koch said. “The project will create a facility designed for active and passive indoor and outdoor arts presentations and can house intimate audiences of up to more than 2,000 in a park setting. He said the Ocean Grove community

will also benefit from being able to use the dual indoor and outdoor performance space for meetings, education sessions, ceremonies, conferences and community gatherings. Ocean Grove Park Association president Colin Atkins welcomed the contribution and said the group can now begin working with the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) to call for tenders.

“An enormous amount of volunteer work has gone into this and now we can move forward and give the community a place designed just for them, where they can enjoy themselves. “We haven’t designed the biggest and best space, we’ve designed something specifically for Ocean Grove that is compact and flexible. “We think it offers enormous potential for the future of performing arts within the town.” The Ocean Grove Park Association has contributed $153,000 to the project along with $150,000 from the Ocean Grove Community Enterprise. COGG has made a conditional commitment of $200,000 to complete funding for the project pending the park becoming a council asset. “Council is in discussions with the current owner, Trust for Nature and the park committee, about that

handover,” Ocean Grove councillor Jan Farrell said. “A legal document will be drawn up that protects the park from any future development and preserves the environmental value of the land. “Our community is heavily invested in that space. “I congratulate Colin Atkins and his fabulous band of helpers on the work they do for the Ocean Grove community at the park and look forward to enjoying the performance space in years to come.” The proposed performance space has been designed by the Ocean Grove Park Association in conjunction with council and acoustic engineers, and includes a stage to accommodate up to 50 performers and a flexible audience seating plan. The project is expected to be complete in mid 2014.

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BARWON COAST UPDATE Barwon Coast, your local coastal foreshore manager, has the responsibility for the management of 13 kilometres of coastal Crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Thirteenth Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove plus the Riverside Camping area. Our committee members are all local residents from Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and are appointed by the state government following the public advertising for expressions of interest.

Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013 The Victorian Coastal Council (VCC) has prepared the next iteration of the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS). The VCS is a whole of government policy and long term framework for planning and managing the coastal and marine environment of Victoria. The draft 2013 strategy outlines the proposed approach for how we plan and manage our coast and marine environment. The release of the draft is an opportunity for all Victorians to have a say on how our coast is managed,

and the coastal council would like to know if the draft strategy reflects individual and organisational aspirations for the Victorian coast and whether it provides effective guidance for decision making. Research commissioned by the VCC found that 85 per cent of Victorians made at least one trip to the coast in the previous year and more Victorians are considering moving to the coast. Whilst Victorians love their coast and enjoy having access to it, we all need to ensure it is protected for future generations. The draft strategy outlines suggested actions to support work to value and protect the coast, plan for its sustainable use, support those working to conserve it and enable appropriate use and enjoyment of these special places. The council would like to hear from people who live, holiday and visit the coast, including the community of volunteers involved in caring for the coast and people who work on the coast. Information sessions are to be held at the RACV Torquay Resort on October 15 from 6-7pm and at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on October 24 also from 6-7pm. Submissions on the draft close with the VCC on December 4 and further information can be obtained

from the VCC at vcc.vic.gov.au.

Barwon Heads seawall repairs The bluestone seawall at the northern end of the Barwon Heads promenade alongside the Barwon River was damaged in recent months by the pounding of big swells and high tides. A section of the bluestone seawall needs to be rebuilt and contractors have been appointed to undertake that work to commencing soon after the school holidays. It is anticipated to be completed over a four-week period At the same time, we have engaged

coastal engineers to review the integrity of the southern part of the seawall, such as the timber section that adjoins the end of the bluestone section. Initial reports indicate that extensive works may need to be undertaken over a five to 10-year period that may cost well in excess of $1 million. I encourage you to contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning me on 5254 1118 Bob Jordan general manager

Call for Expressions of Interest The Bellarine Landcare Group and the Victorian State Government are calling for applications from private landholders and schools to undertake environmental on-ground works on the Bellarine Peninsula. These include:       

Remnant vegetation protection and enhancement; Waterway, creek and drainage line revegetation; Vegetation corridors; Priority pest plant control; Rabbit harbour removal and warren destruction; Sedimentation and erosion control; Environmental Best Management Practice (EBMP) course.

The Bellarine Landcare Group has received these financial incentives through Victoria’s State Government’s funding scheme ‘Communities for Nature’. The aim of this project is to increase the resilience of the Bellarine and in particular Lake Connewarre and Swan Bay Ramsar Wetlands, and protect threatened plant communities and threatened fauna species. Your project may be able to achieve this. PLEASE NOTE: Applications close on October 18th, 2013 For more information please contact the Bellarine Landcare Facilitator; Emma Camilleri 0457 333 727 info@bellarinelandcare.org.au www.bellarinelandcare.org.au With support from:


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Crayons down at Surfside kinder BY TIFFANY PILCHER AFTER 26 years and an estimated 1,300 enrolments, Surfside Kindergarten is closing to make way for the new Integrated Children’s Centre on Shell Road. The Geelong Kindergarten Association facility will close at the conclusion of the school year and the children’s centre is on schedule to be fully functional for the beginning of the term 1 2014. This will allow children to transition to the new centre or another kindergarten without disruption. City of Greater Geelong councillor Jan Farrell said she has been impressed with the service Surfside Kindergarten has provided to the local community. “Surfside Kindergarten has made a significant contribution to the Ocean Grove community and most importantly to the early development and education of many children who attended the kindergarten over the years.�

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“Surfside Kindergarten has always had a great reputation for quality and care, delivering excellent programs and learning opportunities.� Cr Farrell said the new $9.5 million children’s centre would cater for Ocean Grove’s growing population. “The Ocean Grove Integrated Children’s Centre will provide a state-of-the-art facility for children and families in Ocean Grove and surrounding areas.� As well as the kindergarten, the centre will include an early childhood intervention services, long day care and two preschool rooms, seven child care play rooms, and an occasional care room – each with associated playgrounds. There will also be two maternal and child health consulting rooms, a general consulting room and a multipurpose room. Ocean Grove’s much-loved Surfside Kindergarten is preparing to close its doors at the end of the school year.

Protesters arrested for Swan Island security breach BY TIFFANY PILCHER POLICE arrested 15 peace protesters on Queenscliff’s Swan Island last week after they breached a security gate and gained access to the island’s military base. The Swan Island Peace Group carried out a number of peaceful protest activities in Queenscliff throughout the week including blockading the entrance to Swan Island last Wednesday morning when the arrests took place. The group regularly protest against military activity on Swan Island and Australia’s

involvement in US wars. Bellarine senior sergeant Angelo Ferrara said the protestors aged from mid 20s to mid 40s manoeuvred a bolt from the ground allowing them to slip through a gate and onto private property. “Once they got through we were able to gather them quickly and remove them,� he said. “It all happened fairly peacefully and without resistance.� All 15 are expected to be charged with trespass. The protest activity also forced the closure of the Queenscliff Golf Club on Wednesday.

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Drysdale Cheese’s Corinne Blacket with some of the beloved goats at her Scotchmans Hill farm. Drysdale Cheese has once again won the Championship Trophy in the Sheep, Goat and Buffalo section of the Royal Agricultural Society Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards for their pure goat milk, for the full story see page 7.

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Lonsdale cafes. FOLLOWING the Borough of Queenscliffe with the construction removal of a muchof the new Admans mayor Helene loved Point Lonsdale Cameron said she Street roundabout. of the Queenscliff was foreshore cypress and Point Lonsdale tree last month, start of construction. pleased to see the Both projects are Lighthouse Reserves. the revitalisation House� drop-in expected to be works are set to continue sessions, so “It will provide much completed before The borough has the next week. community can the Christmas holidays. better access to appointed planning, learn about the Stages one and the foreshore and Final landscaping project urban design and and contribute to two of the Point create a fantastic will not take place landscape consultants, establishing the initial Lonsdale Foreshore space for locals and visitors until May 2014, Planisphere to provide principles and values Revitalisation project to enjoy. after the Easter school a plan. begin on Monday, for the project. “The final project holidays, and will The firm will immediately following The sessions, one include new trees design is the also investigate the end of the school in Queenscliff and culmination of and an extra 35 square opportunities to the other in Point holidays. over a decade metres of garden sustain, protect Lonsdale, will be The project will include of community planning beds. The community and improve the assets held on November 2 and the construction will be invited and values of the a project of a lookout platform and I thank those and participation to provide feedback two locations. be provided in mid-October. bulletin will opposite the shops, on the draft Point which has been designed involved, especially who have been Lonsdale Foreshore The plan will aim The council has at footpath level the members of Tree to enhance the also established so as not to obstruct the project reference October or early November. Plan in late natural and cultural two project reference views from the Point group.� values, and to ensure groups – one focusing The works will be A new study an enjoyable experience on the Queenscliff done simultaneously has also been for visitors to the Lighthouse Reserve commissioned to precincts. and the other on plan for the future the Point Lonsdale use Planisphere will Lighthouse Reserve also set up “Open – which will have their first meetings on October 11.

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Man fined for gorse inaction A MANNERIM landowner has been fined in the Geelong Magistrates Court for failing to control gorse on his property. The landowner was also placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond because of his inaction in controlling the invasive plant species which is detrimental to the Indigenous environment. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) biosecurity officer Craig Clutterbuck said the Bellarine Landcare Network had run an extensive gorse program prior to DEPI involvement. “The defendant was one of the landowners who initially took part in the program but failed to continue the work. “Gorse had returned to pre-treatment size and was undermining the efforts of others in the community,� he said. “We have a clear message from the community that they want DEPI to enforce action on priority species such as gorse. “Where non-compliance for pest control occurs penalties can apply.� Mr Clutterbuck said properties that didn’t meet their obligations to control gorse or that fell short of the expectations of the Landcare agreement were referred to DEPI. He said landowners are encouraged to undertake gorse control and offered an incentive of up to 50 per cent providing they enter into an agreement to continue to control gorse after the initial treatment. Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 landowners are liable for fines up to $33,000.

Children have a swing at after school sport BY JAMES TAYLOR CHILDREN in Drysdale tried out a range of sports from a range of clubs at two free community events for the whole family last month. The Meet Your Club – Northern Bellarine sessions, part of the federal government’s Active After School Communities (AASC) program, were held at St Ignatius College on September 23 and 30. Children tried sports including soccer, hockey, little athletics, BMX biking and tennis. The AASC program is a national initiative that provides primary school children with access to free sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after school time slot of 3-5.30pm. It aims to engage children in sport and other structured physical activities and through a positive and fun experience, and develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club.

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The best goat milk, no kidding BY TIFFANY PILCHER DRYSDALE Cheeses has again shown they are among the best producers in Victoria winning the Champion Trophy for Best Milk – Sheep Goat or Buffalo at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards last month. This is the third year in a row they have taken out the award with their pure goat milk and this year they also won a bronze medal for their marinated fetta. Corinne Blacket, who owns the business

with her husband Peter, said despite their success in previous years the win was a surprise. “You never know how you’ll go because of the way the point system works. “It’s more like a wine tasting scoring system so we didn’t go in expecting to win.” Ms Blacket said she doesn’t know exactly what makes their milk such a winner but it might be because they don’t cut any corners during production.

“We do put a lot of effort into the animal’s health and the milk is so fresh, it’s in the goat then it’s in the jug on the same day. “We make sure the animals are getting the right vitamins and minerals and quality hay and the right mix of grains.” Drysdale Cheeses products are stocked in selected retailers across the Surf Coast and Bellarine and their Farm Gate shop is on the first Sunday of each month, from 1pm to 4pm on the corner of Scotchmans and Portarlington roads.

Help lead the way on the Bellarine THE Committee for Bellarine is keen to get as many local community leaders and followers as possible to this month’s Bellarine 2050: Our Place Our Future forum. The event, which will be the third organised by the not-for-profit organisation, will propose that leadership is the key to driving the Bellarine Peninsula community forward. Committee for Bellarine executive director Tom O’Connor said the forum presented a real challenge and huge opportunities at the same time, providing there was good attendance from the community. “This is real breakthrough stuff – we have state government and key local department personnel supportive and coming along, and also key council staff and councillors.”

Western Bulldogs AFL senior coach Brendan McCartney will also give a speech. Negotiations are continuing to find a major speaker, who will give the keynote address on leadership at the forum. Mr O’Connor said that once the elements of leadership were understood, accepted and embedded, the appropriate programs and projects would develop. There will be a series of managed workshops. The focus at Bellarine 2050: Our Place Our Future will be on the key elements that define great leadership, and in turn a level of confidence within the community, that the unwavering vision and skills of great leadership could provide for the future of the Bellarine. The forum will also look to create an integrated development and investment

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British warship dares to make a visit BY JAMES TAYLOR

HMS Daring dwarfs an inflatable boat on its way to Melbourne. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

News in brief Henderson declared winner in Corangamite SARAH Henderson is officially the winner of the federal election in Corangamite. The Australian Electoral Commission formally declared the result in the electorate in a ceremony on September 25. Ms Henderson said she intended to be a proactive, effective, compassionate and hard-working local member. “Over the coming months, there is much to do as the Coalition government reignites the economy, abolishes the carbon tax, restores business confidence and starts work on the roads of the 21st century. In our region, this includes starting the Great Ocean Road upgrade and fast tracking planning for the duplication of the Princes Highway through to Colac. Planning will also start for the new sporting and community upgrades to which the Coalition committed prior to the election.�

ONE of the newest vessels in the United Kingdom’s Navy made waves as it passed Queenscliff on its way through the heads last week. HMS Daring made an operational port visit to Melbourne on September 23, before steaming towards Sydney to participate in the International Fleet Review, which begins today and runs until October 11. HMS Daring is the lead ship of the Type 45 or Daring-class destroyers, the UK’s newest and most

technologically advanced warships. The guided missile destroyer, which has the pennant number D32, is designed to create a defensive shield around a task force and troops ashore to protect them from air attack. She was launched in February, 2006. It is the first major deployment by a ship of the class to the wider region and to Australia with a program that will include visits to a dozen AsianPacific states. HMS Daring is one of more than 20 international warships that will join Royal Australian Navy ships

and local and international tall ships in the Navy’s most significant commemorative event in 100 years. More than 40 warships and 16 tall ships from 20 nations, and 8,000 naval personnel will take part in the International Fleet Review to celebrate the event, which is being staged in partnership with the NSW government and City of Sydney Council. The International Fleet Review commemorates the centenary of the first Royal Australian Navy fleet arriving in Sydney on October 4, 1913, when flagship HMAS Australia led the fleet of seven ships into Sydney Harbour for the first time.

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This lookout near the Torquay playground will be reviewed and replaced by GORCC. INSET: Barwon Coast will undertake repairs to the Barwon Heads Seawall and environs following storm damage.

Safe sea access along coast BY HAMISH BROOKS

LOCAL coastal management groups have been winners in a grant funding round to help improve the safety of infrastructure that has suffered at the hands of time and tide. South Barwon MP Andrew Katos announced the funding for the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) and Barwon Coast last week. The combined $131,000 comes from the state government’s four-year, $9.11 million Coastal Environments program, and Mr Katos said he was pleased that both committees of management had help to ensure the coastal areas remained safe. “GORCC has received grant funding of $35,000 to move cliff fencing as part of a coastal erosion process along Torquay and Jan Juc, and Barwon Coast has been given $96,690 to reconstruct damaged access facilities to the popular river beach area and will also have an overall condition assessment undertaken.”

GORCC’s community liaison manager Jane Rowlands said the $35,000 would go towards: • realigning fence at the Torquay playground adjacent to an eroding cliff • removing a small lookout near Torquay playground and replacing it in more suitable location on the advice of a geotechnical engineer • improving fencing at Jan Juc • upgrading and installing a fence near Bird Rock lookout. “All risk management projects are prioritised by GORCC and will be fast-tracked for completion. GORCC is putting $20,000 toward the projects.” Barwon Coast general manager Bob Jordan said the funding would allow Barwon Coast to undertake repairs following storm damage. “The grant will assist us with our $155,000 project to address damage to the Barwon Heads seawall.” See also “Wye funding for safer coast”, page 17.

THE Anglesea and Winchelsea Community Bank continues to kick goals with their ground sponsorship of the Modewarre football, netball and cricket base supported by the Surf Coast Shire last week. Under the sponsorship deal, the Community Bank will provide $25,000 towards the Mount Moriac Reserve upgrade, and the front oval in the reserve will be known as Community Bank Oval for three years. At their meeting last Tuesday, the council resolved to advertise its intention to rename the front oval at Mount Moriac Reserve the Community Bank Oval and invite public submissions on the proposal. Winchelsea ward councillors Heather Wellington and Rod Nockles spoke in favour of the resolution and mayor Libby Coker spoke in glowing terms of the bank as a corporate citizen. Modewarre Football and Netball Club president Michael Fitzgerald thanked the bank for the funding. “The clubs have a fantastic relationship with the bank as does the whole community. “This is just another feather in the bank’s cap locally and the Surf Coast in general.” Community Bank senior manager Jeremy Morris said that in the bank’s 10th year, it will exceed $1 million in contributions to community projects over the life of the bank. “We are proud to be able to support the clubs and contribute toward building redevelopment. “We support more than 60 local groups and events yearly with over $100,000 contributed annually. “People banking with our Anglesea and

Winchelsea branches give us the capacity to return the support back to the community.” The Modewarre Football and Netball Club and Modewarre Cricket Club committed to a contribution of $50,000 towards stage one of the $1.35 million Mt Moriac Reserve Master Plan Implementation project. The $25,000 sponsorship deal from the Community Bank means that the clubs will only need to provide $12,500 each. Stage one works will upgrade the power and water supply to the ground and redevelop the change rooms and social facilities. Mr Fitzgerald thanked the cricket club for playing their season without full access to the social and change rooms so works could be completed in the warmer summer months and ready to go by April 2014.

(L-R) Jeremy Morris and Michael Fitzgerald at Mount Moriac Reserve.

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Local sailor has New Zealand in knots in cup BY HAMISH BROOKS IT IS being described as both one of the greatest chokes and greatest victories in the history of sport, and a Jan Juc local flew back into town on the right side of that ledger on Sunday. Andrew Henderson was rig team manager – onboard systems and reserve sailing crew for Oracle Team USA, which came from 8-1 down to defeat the Emirates New Zealand team 9-8 in the America’s Cup sailing race held in San Fransisco. Last Thursday (AEST), on the 30th anniversary of Australia’s first

and only victory in the race in 1983, Oracle Team USA, which was captained by Australian Jimmy Spithill, beat New Zealand by 44 seconds in the final race to win the cup. Prime Minister Tony Abbott would have been hard-pressed to stop the space age catamarans that contested this year’s race, which Mr Henderson said could reach speeds of up to 45 knots (over 80 kilometres per hour) downwind and 25-30 knots upwind. “Although when they crash (into the water) they stop very hard. There are quite a few injuries.” Mr Henderson said the victory was a culmination

Andrew Henderson (centre) with budding young sailors from the Torquay Yacht Club this week.

of a three-year commitment for himself and his young family, involving lots of travel to and from the USA and a year living there through the qualifying events to the final. A two-race penalty for Oracle Team USA for the final, incurred during qualifying, made the achievement even more remarkable. “We started at minus two, so had to win 11 to get to the required nine race wins for victory.” Oracle Team USA went to court to contest the penalty for weight incorrectly placed in the boat and Mr Henderson said this distraction, combined with the departure of a key team member four days before the final, accounted for his team’s slow start. “We lost the wingsail trimmer before the final – a key member of the team – and appointed his replacement with four days to go. There were lots of distractions and this affected our preparations.” Mr Henderson said intensive but small corrections

during the competition window, in which he and the team (which swelled to about 170 at its peak) sailed constantly, saw them make rapid improvements. “It feels to me that all their (New Zealand’s) development had been done before the finals. Whereas for us, it took a little while to gel as a team, and in the end our resources might have allowed us to keep the thing evolving through the competition. This is by far the coolest thing I’ve done in sailing – it’s light years ahead in terms of speed and technology. They are so light and powerful but fragile at the same time.” Mr Henderson said he is unlikely to set foot in any yacht before Christmas, when he will head to Sydney to sail with Wild Oats XI in the Sydney to Hobart. He said he is looking forward to spending time relaxing in Jan Juc with his three children, and his wife Jennifer and doing some gardening and surfing.

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Outdoor living on show by specialists and set to celebrate grand opening Ocean Grove Hardware is holding a spectacular grand opening event to celebrate their new showroom, Ocean Grove Outdoor Living on Saturday. BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE locally owned family business has expanded their massive range of outdoor living furniture, barbeques, artwork and decor with the showroom opening at 19 Hodgson Street. Fantastic outdoor living specials will be available from October 4 to October 6 and there will be heaps of fun, free activities on October 5 at both stores for the super celebrations. Face painting, balloon sculpting and a nine hole, inflatable mini-golf course will keep children entertained. There will also be a sausage sizzle, two 1930s

Buick limousines to check out and Home Hardware mascots Rusty and Sandy will be onsite to meet and take photos with. Owner Paul Drake said he can’t wait to welcome everyone to the new showroom and he has put together some incredible deals that will only be available from Friday to Sunday. “This is unlike anything we have done before, we’ve got package deals with a 10 seater outdoor setting, a style bar setting and a market umbrella for only $1,577 and for an extra dollar you can get a Lorne four burner barbeque worth $129. “We will also be selling our great range of art prints in store and a supplier will be here to sell hundreds of different prints at outstanding, rockbottom prices off the back of the truck. “There is sure to be something that’s perfect for every home.” The prints include a huge range of sizes and styles including tropical and surf images and iconic Bally prints as seen on The Block. Ocean Grove Outdoor Living is located at the old, 1970s era Ocean Grove Fire Station and Mr Drake has breathed new life into the local icon with a bright makeover. “The station has been derelict for five years so it’s great to be able to bring it back to life and I couldn’t

Ocean Grove Home Hardware owner Paul Drake is throwing a fun-filled grand opening celebration for the new Ocean Grove Outdoor Living showroom on Saturday.

have expected it to come up any better,” he said. “We’re especially looking forward to welcoming the CFA back to their old station to host the sausage sizzle on Saturday. “Having the extra space also allows us to buy in greater volumes, which means we can pass the savings onto our customers.” The Ocean Grove Home Living showroom will be open Saturdays and Sundays at 19 Hodgson Street. Customers are welcome to visit the showroom

at any other time during Ocean Grove Home Hardware business hours. “The Terrace store is just a minute or two down the road and our staff members are more than happy to open the showroom at any time. “Just give them a call when you’re at the Hodgson Street showroom on 5255 1201 and someone will come straight down,” Mr Drake said. For more information and to see the full range of products visit oceangrovehardware.com.au.

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Take on Kokoda and stamp out SIDS BY JAMES TAYLOR LOCAL charity River’s Gift is challenging people to test their physical and mental limits along the Kokoda track. The charity established by Karl and Alex Waddell has teamed with Kokoda Brothers for the Trek Kokoda event, which will run between July 7-14, 2014. River’s Gift was formed in November 2011, to raise funds for research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It was created in honour of Karl and Alex’s son, River, who passed away in his sleep at the age of just 128 days old. Dominic and Peter Condon from Kokoda Brothers are long-time friends of the Waddell family and say

they are honoured that their company is partnering with River’s Gift. The two brothers have been leading trekkers over the Owen Stanley Ranges since 2008 to honour the sacrifices the diggers made to halt the Japanese advance in World War II. Named after the Bisset brothers of the 2nd/14th Battalion, the Kokoda Brothers prides itself on providing clients with a lifetime experience. The Kokoda track is a 96 kilometre journey through lush tropical rainforest, muddy swamplands and relentless peaks and troughs over eight days and seven nights in Papua New Guinea. Kokoda Brothers says it is proud that 100 per cent of its clients have successfully completed the track.

From each participant, $500 will be donated to River’s Gift and SIDS research. Participation in the trek costs $4,800 and includes a trek DVD, flights and charter, pre and post trek accommodation, comprehensive travel insurance and an 8-week pre-trek training course, which begins on May 7. It does not include visa, meals and drinks in Port Moresby or tipping of porters. There will be a maximum of 33 trekkers on the trip. For more information, phone Karl Waddell on 0488 111 182 or email info@riversgift.com. River’s Gift will also be holding a fundraising movie night next week, with a screening of Grown Ups 2 at Reading Cinemas at 6.40pm on Monday. Head to facebook.com/riversgift for more.

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Windows into History Talk With Geoff Henderson Come and hear this fascinating talk which explores two significant historical events. Be guided through stories of how inventive people can be in times of war by using hot air balloons, carrier pigeons and employing smuggler tactics to survive. Hear about drama caused by the issue of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first postage stamp. Date: Friday, 11 October Cost: $2.50 Time: 10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11.30am

Portarlington History Walk With Lorraine Stokes Have you lived in or near Portarlington for a few years and yet not really thought much about its history? The Port Arts Network is planning to update and reprint their local history trail brochure and as a forerunner to that, offer a brief guided, shorter walk of approximately one hour around the inner township with history enthusiast, Lorraine Stokes, explaining the background of some of the buildings that we all take for granted. This walk will be at a reasonably slow pace with frequent stops (suitable for most levels of fitness) to learn about Portarlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early days from around 150 years ago. Date: Tuesday, 19 November Cost: $5.00 Time: 11.00am (leaving the Neighbourhood House)

Carers Coffee Break with Carol Spooner Are you caring for someone? Would you like to share your stories and feel supported by others also in a caring role? Come in for a cuppa and chat and be part of this friendly group. Day: Tuesday, 8 Oct (ongoing) Cost: $2.50 Time: 12.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.30pm

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Garden Club Our group gets together on an informal basis. No treasurers reports, no minutes of previous meetings. We discuss plants, gardens, composting, pests, organics etc, etc for the duration of our meetings. This term we will continue to talk on many varied topics, including local coastal management issues. Visitations to local gardens are planned with hands-on projects/advice on offer. Come along and join our group or pop in just for a cuppa. Day: Monday (4th Monday of each month) Time: 7.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.00pm Cost:$2:50

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This group shares ideas and skills and sometimes work together on a new technique but mostly complete their own projects. They are a friendly welcoming group where the spirit of sharing and mutual encouragement is strong. Bring your own materials. There is some equipment which is owned by the group and the Neighbourhood House which is available to be shared. New members are welcome. Day: Tuesday Time: 9.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.30pm Cost: $2.50

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Dog Training is being introduced at the Neighbourhood House for Term 3. Experienced trainers will conduct classes on Thursday mornings & Wednesday afternoons. Advanced training for those who have already done some form of training. Day: Wednesday Time: 12.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.00pm Cost: $3.00 Basic beginner session for those who want to gain confidence and skill in commands and effective control. Day: Thursday Session Times: 11.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.00pm (puppies) 12.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.00pm Cost: $3.00

Facilitator: Rene Souery This group will now be meeting over a coffee on Wednesday mornings at the Port Pier Cafe. Discussions will take place regarding world events, ideas and broader issues. Day: Wednesday mornings (fortnightly) Time: 10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.00pm Cost: $2.50

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Tutor Facilitator: Jenny Macaulay Did you enjoy drawing as a child? Renew your enjoyment by joining in a group to sketch set tasks ~ with emphasis on relaxation and fun. Day: Wednesday Time: Morning Session: 10.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.30pm Afternoon Session: 1.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.00pm Cost: $3.00

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Back to School for Seniors Simple activities conducted on an adult level to sharpen your mind. No computers - just pencils and the 3Rsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ~ reading, writing and arithmetic. Learn poetry! Day: Friday Time: 9.30am-11.30am Cost: $3.00

Portarlington Film Society The last Friday of every month is Movie Night at The Portarlington Neighbourhood House! You need to be a member of the Film Society & Neighbourhood House - enquire at the Neighbourhood House

Researching your Family Tree â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just Births & Deathsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Be guided by Judy Bracken on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Getting Started on your Family Treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or if you have some experience come and share your ideas and passion with others. Day: Monday Time: 2.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.30pm Cost: $2.50

Bird Watching with: Wayne Long Our group is now 3 years old and continues to enjoy exciting field trips, that are diverse and full of surprise. The ensuing term promises to be much of the same. A trip to significant woodlands at Utipotpon, in Nth Victoria is proposed in late September. Bookings will be essential for this not-to-be-missed day out. Our group is also hoping to involve the general public on a days outing to highlight birdwatching around our district. Bring a friend, bring the kids. During this final term of the year a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visit will be made to the internationally recognized wetlands at Pt Lonsdale, where migratory birds visit for a short period of time. Many of these rare birds fly up to 13,000 kms, to visit our shores. All are welcome to join our friendly group for a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;breath of fresh airâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; whilst learning about the great outdoors. Day: Thursdays (monthly) Cost: $3.00

COMMUNITY COOKING CLASSES Come and join others in the kitchen to learn, share cooking skills and enjoy a delicious lunch. t8FEOFTEBZ.PSOJOHT t'SJEBZNPSOJOH Time: 10.00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.00 Cost: approximately $6.00 including groceries

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NEW Basic Guitar Playing for Primary School Students with Fred & Ruth (Parents must stay for the class) Starting Date: Thursday, 18 July Time: 4.15pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.45pm Cost: $3.00 weekly ongoing

MUSIC, DANCING & INSTRUMENTS FOR ADULTS Basic Guitar Playing for Adults with Fred Basic Guitar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; covers tuning, chords, strumming and more for the beginner guitarist. Day: Thursday Cost: $3.00 Time: 5.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.00pm

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Funky Mondays Singing Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Janine Come and explore singing ~ all levels welcome with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;funâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; being the operative word in this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;groovyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; singing group. Day: Monday Time: 7.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.00pm Cost: $3.00

Harmonica Group Facilitator: Richard / Assisted by: Dale This group began over 2 years ago as complete novices with no musical training. Under the guidance of Richard they have developed into a very active group performing locally and across the broader region. So come and join them, learn a new instrument and have fun. No previous musical experience required and the Harmonica is portable and cheap to buy! Day: Tuesday Cost: $2.50 Time: 7.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30pm

COMPUTERS One On One Computer Help Day: Tuesday Session Times: 1.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.30pm, 2.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.30pm Cost: $5.00

Getting to know Ipads Group With John Gain a more in depth understanding and knowledge of what you and your Ipad are really capable of! Day: Monday Time: 1.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.30pm Cost: $5.00 per session

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Public Internet Access & Community Library At The House The Neighbourhood House has two Internet terminals for the public to use during opening hours. $2.00 per one hour session. Note: Free access for job seekers DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T FORGET TO BROWSE AND BORROW FROM THE PNH COMMUNITY LIBRARY ~ REMEMBER OUR DVD SECTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Hutchinson Assisted by: Carol Edlin A fun, interactive music and movement session that encourages children to explore musical sounds, beat, pitch, tempo and rhythm as well as planned and free movement and expression. Parents and grandparents are welcomed and encouraged to participate and guide their children with the aim to share the pleasure of music. Day: Wednesday Time: 9.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10.15am Cost: $3.00 per family

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THERE will be a flurry of fur and feathers at two local churches for the annual Blessing of the Animals celebrations on October 6. The blessing is held all over the world to recognise St Assisi’s love of all creatures and events will take place at Drysdale’s St James Church and Mount Duneed’s St Wilfrid’s Anglican Church. St James church member Pauline Cline said everyone is invited to the Drysdale event and can bring their pet for a blessing but need not stay for the remainder of the morning service if they or their pet would prefer to return home. “Bowls of water will be available for the furry friends to drink and no doubt the event will be a

noisy affair,” she said. “This ceremony is a great opportunity to acknowledge the joy and companionship that pets bring to our lives and follows a time honoured tradition in remembrance of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.” The annual Festival of St Francis Blessing of the Animals will be held at St James Church, Collins Street (Portarlington Road) Drysdale at the commencement of regular service at 10.30am. For further information contact Reverend Myers on 0468 381 529. The St Wilfrid’s Anglican Church event will be held at the corner of Surf Coast Highway and Lower Duneed Road Mount Duneed from noon. For further information contact Anne Bartlett on 5264 1092.

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St James Church’s Jean Davies, reverend Peter Hill, reverend Robert Myers, Leah McInnes and John McInnes with some four legged church regulars prepare for their Blessing of the Animals ceremony to be held on Sunday.

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AIREYS Inlet motorsport personality and Freestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadhaven owner Paul Freestone has inched his way back onto the Touring Car Masters radar with a win at Sandown Racecourse last month. In his third season with the masters, Freestone continued a history of strong Sandown performances taking the Pro-Amateur class honours in his restored 1967/68 Camaro. The win puts him in 13th position on the Class A outright leader board and 25th place overall. Mr Freestone said the win was a great way to celebrate 40 years in the motor industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was my first race back for a while, we had some trouble with the car burning out the pistons at the previous race so it was a miracle we did so well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty happy where I am, when you finish behind the cars of (Jim) Richards and (Andrew) Miedecke, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good day at the office.â&#x20AC;? Mr Freestone has only raced in four of the six rounds of the tour so far this year and the result confirms his place as one of the leading ProAmateur competitors. Edging closer to the outright top 10 with two rounds remaining, Mr Freestone is now preparing for round seven of the masters to be held in

Bathurst from October 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some ideas to make the car better and give it a few little tweaks before Bathurst, but we

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Paul Freestone taking on Sandown racecourse in his 1967/68 Camaro for the Touring Car Masters last month.

The Geelong Football Cub players started their whacky Wednesday celebrations in Geelong for the media last week before heading down to the Aireys Pub where they celebrated the end of their footy year. A spokesperson for the pub said â&#x20AC;&#x153;there were no dwarfs, just a bunch of young blokes having a good time. The vibe was fantastic. They were all polite and really well behaved (albeit hard to take seriously dressed as old women or bananas in pyjamas) and they seemed to love the low key vibe of a coastal pub.â&#x20AC;? Here the crowd of colourfully dressed players relax out the front of the pub.


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Ice cold not as cool as COOL Awards HIGH achieving surf life saver Ben Wilson and thoughtful grade six pupil Felicity Dodd shared the top prize at the Colac Otway Outstanding Leadership (COOL) Awards in late September. Eight individuals and one group received honours at the COOL Awards, which shine a light on the

achievements of young people aged between 12 and 20 in Colac Otway Shire. Ben, a school captain at Colac Secondary College, was judged by his peers as the Great Mate Leadership Award Winner for his exceptional contribution to his community in surf life

saving, music and at school. The year 12 student has volunteered with Wye River Surf Life Saving Club since he was in year 9, and last summer took on the role of vice patrol captain. During his service with the club he has been recognised as club best and fairest, patrol person of the year and the JJ Morrison Memorial Award for best junior member of the year. Ben also plays trumpet with the Colac city band, and volunteered at the Lord Somers Camp helping people with disabilities. Nominator and teacher Michael Barrand described Ben as reserved and humble. “Ben’s humility hides his contribution to both his school and the local community,” he said. “However, he has always attracted the acclaim of his peers for his thoughtful leadership qualities.” Twelve-year old Beeac Primary School student Felicity Dodd became the youngest person to receive a COOL Award when she received the Great

Mate Community Initiative Award. Felicity’s achievements at school include her work with an autistic student during the Active After School program. She paired up with the autistic student to help him participate in calisthenics activities. Felicity has also shown leadership in school fundraising drives, community events such as Beeac’s 150th celebrations, and through her interaction with local senior citizens. Other COOL Award recipients were Troy Missen, Lewis Oborne, Bonnie Shepherd , Carl Daffy, Ebden Alford, Teri Jackson and Trinity College’s year 9 debating team comprised of Stephen Murphy, Toby McCarney and Stirling Jeans. Colac Otway mayor Lyn Russell said the COOL Awards were an important way for youth to acknowledge the achievements of their peers, promote community participation and encourage excellence in the fields of business, sport and the performing arts.

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COOL Award winners beaming. BACK L-R: Ebden Alford, Carl Daffy, Toby McCarney and Ben Wilson. FRONT L-R: Bonnie Shepherd, Teri Jackson, Felicity Dodd, Stephen Murphy and Stirling Jeans.

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THE popular coastal beaches at Wye River, Apollo Bay and Mounts Bay will be safer and more accessible under funding announced for the Otway Coast Committee. The committee received a state government Coastal Environments program risk mitigation grant. They received over $25,000 in funding from the $9.11 million program, which provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal Crown land managers, to identify, monitor or reduce coastal risks such as weakened or failed stairs and fences. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder said he was pleased the Otway Coast Committee had received $23,000 to develop reusable and adaptable modular beach

access stairs at Apollo Bay and Mounts Bay and $3,822 to undertake a hazard assessment of the beach/fore interface at Wye River. “The Otway Coast Committee, which is one of 14 grant recipients state-wide, had identified that these hazards posed a significant risk to the public and needed to be addressed,” Mr Mulder said. “The committee of management will use the funding to rectify the hazards and ensure these beaches remain a welcoming environment for everyone, for years to come.” Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said he was pleased to see strong interest in the program, and in turn, a commitment to maintaining safe access to coasts.

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Seeking food relief in fresh produce BACKYARD producers are being called on to donate their excess produce to local emergency food relief centres. Geelong’s emergency food relief centres are experiencing increasing demand for food parcels. One centre near central Geelong is turning away at least 50 people every day. Acting Geelong mayor Bruce Harwood said many people who grow their own fruit and vegetables often have excess produce that goes to waste. “If you have a bumper crop of vegies, or an overloaded fruit tree, why not consider sharing your bounty with others in the community who are struggling to put food on the table? “Fresh home grown food is full of nutrition and would be gratefully received by many families who need an extra helping hand. “Council is proud to support emergency food services such as Uniting Care and the Geelong Food Relief Centre in the work they do to help provide food to people in need in our community.” To find out where you can donate your produce, contact Amanda at the City of Greater Geelong at astirrat@geelongcity. vic.gov.au or call 5272 4059. Alternatively, contact Uniting Care 4210 1121 or the Geelong Food Relief Centre 5278 6588 directly. For a list of all emergency food relief centres in Greater Geelong go to geelongaustralia. com.au and search Food Access.

Elvis has left the building, and sky BY JAMES TAYLOR THE union for Victorian fire fighters has suspicious minds after the announcement that firefighting helicopter Elvis would not be helping to tackle bushfires in and around the Otways over summer. Late last month, it was revealed that the orange Erickson Aircrane helicopter – which has appeared in Victoria’s skies since 2001 – would not return for the 2013-14 fire season. Fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley said Elvis’ owners had not made the helicopter available, but United Firefighters Union president David Hamilton linked the decision to a state government trend of “economising on community safety”. “Last year the Napthine government cut back on aerial firefighting resources – despite the state heading into a very busy bushfire season,” Mr Hamilton said. “Last year, Elvis arrived late and left Victoria earlier than usual. “Other aerial firefighting resources were also commissioned for shorter periods than normal. “This year they’ll gamble on fighting fires by cutting back further. “While Victoria’s firefighters – career and volunteer – struggle to save lives and property, the Napthine government’s focus is on saving money. “It is a short-sighted approach – cutting back on insurance – which will cost Victoria more in the long-term.” Mr Lapsley said while Elvis would be missed, the state’s aerial firefighting capabilities would be as strong as ever. “Victoria will have a fleet of 41 aircraft for the 2013/14 fire season, the same aerial firefighting coverage as last year, enhancing the ground operations and providing the greatest level of support to local communities.

“Victorian firefighting icon Elvis was not offered to Australia this year but of the 41 aircraft we do have, 24 are helicopters and of those helicopters, two are still Erickson Aircranes that can carry 7,500 litres of water or foam and two are Sikorsky

helicopters that can carry 3,500 litres. “There is no impact on Victoria’s aerial firefighting capacity – Victoria will be well covered and well supported by our state’s airfleet, as it was last year.”

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Learning with stars in their eyes A GOOD start really does make a difference when it comes to education, Principal of The Geelong College Principal Andrew Barr said. “Developing curiosity and learning to understand are the building blocks for a successful education. “A good Early Learning program will engage your child and empower them to direct their own project based learning by listening to their questions, considering their interests and encouraging them to express themselves broadly.” The Early Learning program at The Geelong College is inspired by the world renowned Reggio Emilia philosophy and creates opportunities for children and their families to deeply experience topics of interest and to use this to develop a range of skills. Two weeks ago, the Early Learning 4 class and their families travelled to the College’s Otway Campus, Mokborree, for an evening of star gazing as part of their investigation into the solar system. In preparation for the evening, the children learned about stars and planets, baked space inspired cakes for snacks and learned how to lie quietly and star gaze. The families set off for the 40 minute drive and lots of excited children arrived at Mokborree with beanies, coats and torches to experience the solar system first hand and as they waited for the sun to disappear they played games inspired by space and enjoyed rocket dogs with their families. As darkness fell, the children lay down and looked up at the solar system above them, observing the moon, the stars and planets. Binoculars and torches were put to good use as they explored the sky and as a final treat discovered what sparklers look like when it’s really dark. Before heading for home, the Early Learners shared their experiences with each other, the teachers and their families and, when they returned to College, used the experience to inspire their writing, with words like “star”, “gazing” and “sensible”.

“Experiences like this encourage curiosity and engagement in learning and teach children a range of skills,” Mr Barr said. “When learning is fun and inspiring the learning is deeper and stays with them for life. That’s what we aim to do.” Early Learning at The Geelong College is the first step on a rewarding learning journey that prepares every student for their own bright future. Come and experience learning with us at our Open Morning on Wednesday October 23 from 9.30am, hear from our Principal, meet our students and staff and take tours of Senior, Middle and Junior schools. Limited places for four year olds are available for 2014 and enrolments are being taken for 2015 and beyond. For more information or to book a tour at a time that suits your family, phone Deb Fanning on 5226 3190.

The Geelong College’s Early Learning 4 class and their families travelled recently to the College’s Otway Campus, Mokborree, for an evening of star gazing as part of their investigation into the solar system. Here attendees are pictured, stargazing, painting their own starry night sky and making space-inspired treats.


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Emergency agencies preparing for fire season MULTI-agency emergency services briefings are under way across the state as preparations begin for the fire season. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said that 17 multi-agency regional exercises and briefings had been planned for the next few months as part of the ongoing commitment on the part of the emergency services to work together. A briefing will be held for the Bawon south west region in early November. “Last season MFB, CFA and DEPI firefighters fought more than 4,400 bush and grass fires, 24 of which were significant,” Mr Wells said.

“These multi-agency exercises and briefings are part of the preparation of all the emergency services agencies and partners in the lead up to the fire season.” The briefings and exercises are an opportunity for agency representatives to understand the environment they will face locally and statewide this season, and be updated on operational changes, improvements to community warnings and the preparedness of individual communities. Mr Wells said the statewide briefings included representatives from the Country Fire Authority, the Department of Environment and Primary

Industries, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victoria Police, Department of Health, Department of Human Services and local government. “In coming months the Coalition government will enshrine in legislation the Emergency Management White Paper reforms that will provide the framework for fire and emergency services agencies to work better together.” Mr Wells said Victoria could face another summer of heightened risk with predicted grass growth and long-term underlying dryness in western, central and northern forests.

“With these kinds of conditions I urge everyone in fire risk areas to start thinking about preparing themselves and their homes. I know it is still wet but there are things that can be done now.” Surf Coast, Colac Otway and Corangamite shires and employees, as well as the Salvation Army, Victoria Police, Red Cross and other emergency support agencies recently took part in a mock set up of an emergency relief centre as part of local fire season preparations. The Barwon south west briefing will be held on November 7. For more information go to cfa.vic.gov.au.

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DEPI farm services extension officer Neil James at a Connewarre farm inspecting recently sown pasture.

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Bob’s of a feather, flies with endangered parrot THE migrating Orange-bellied Parrot endemic to southern Australia is on a most threatened species list, but has a number of friends working towards the species’ survival. One of them is born-and-bred Wallington farmer Bob Swinburn who was born on the property he farms on the edge of Lake Connewarre. He has spent his life observing the patterns and changes in the environment.

Mr Swinburn is working in partnership with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) on the Saltmarsh Protection project to help preserve the habitat of the Orange-bellied Parrot – a species with fewer than 50 individuals remaining in the wild. He is fencing an area just over 20 hectares along a small creek that flows into the lake, and an area along the lake’s shoreline.

This will help protect vital food for the few remaining parrots that migrate there in summer. Other wildlife attracted to the area includes migratory birds that travel thousands of kilometres from the northern hemisphere to call Lake Connewarre home, spending the summer months resting and refuelling for the return trip. The international Ramsar Convention protecting waterways of significance recognises Lake Connewarre’s environmental importance. Mr Swinburn said he recognised it was a fragile environment to farm in and that some traditional approaches to agriculture were unsustainable. In the past, timber collectors cleared any fallen trees removing all trees and logs. These days he’s installing dead stumps and logs for habitat for wildlife. “If you can make a living and at the same time

look after the place, that’s a fortunate position to be in,” he said. “I’m now seeing wallabies back and blue-tongues. “The hollow branches are left for the wildlife these days, for the lizards and snakes and other native animals. We’ve had sea eagles nest here and wedge tails, and I’m aware of Lake Connewarre’s significance as a Ramsar area and the birds that fly here from the northern hemisphere. “I’ve always been interested in birds around the lake and around the farm and I was given an Australian birdlife book in 1989 and I mark the birds I identify, and the birds I see for the first time.” Mr Swinburn is one of 25 landholders with contracts to protect coastal saltmarsh vegetation at 49 sites covering 1,332 hectares across four Victorian CMAs along the coast. For more about the Saltmarsh Protection project go to ccma.vic.gov.au.

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The sunsets on the Ramsar-listed Lake Connewarre but hopefully not on the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (INSET LEFT), thanks to conservation work by Wallington farmer Bob Swinburn (INSET RIGHT) whose farm is next to the lake.

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Patients liable for ambulance ramping fees BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state opposition has slammed the fees being charged to patients whose ambulances are forced to “ramp” outside rural and regional hospitals. Opposition parliamentary secretary for health Wade Noonan said recently that Ambulance Victoria was charging nearly $12 per minute for patients who are forced to wait on ambulance stretchers because emergency departments in regional hospitals were at capacity. The Ambulance Victoria website states emergency

patients in rural areas are charged $11.95 per minute and $1.16 per kilometre, in addition to a $986.74 flagfall Mr Noonan said many patients would not know they were liable for the fees because it was not listed on Ambulance Victoria’s invoices. “Critically ill patients are being slugged hundreds of dollars for the privilege of lying on an ambulance stretcher inside an emergency department, because many of our regional and rural hospitals simply don’t have a bed for them. “Ambulance ramping across many regional

centres, including Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Shepparton, and Gippsland has increased substantially due to Mr Napthine’s cuts to health. “Mr Napthine shouldn’t be punishing regional Victorians for a situation he has created but refuses to fix. This secret ramping charge is just rubbing insult into injury for people living in country Victoria.” He said the state government must come clean on how many people had been charged while waiting in ramped ambulances and how much money had been collected. Health Minister David Davis said the state

government was reviewing fees for rural and regional ambulances to make them fairer, but hit back at Labor’s funding of ambulances when it was in power. He said 99.73 per cent of scheduled paramedic shifts operated during the first six months of 2013. This was driven by a record $662 million investment in Victoria’s ambulance service in 2013-14 – a 17 per cent increase on Labor’s investment in 2010. “Victoria has 465 more paramedics now than when Labor was in office,” Mr Davis said.

Wyndham Torquay is ranked high

Wyndham Resort Torquay’s courtyard and pool with the ocean metres away in the background.

WYNDHAM Resort Torquay has been voted one of the top 10 family resorts in Australia for 2013 by readers of family travel and lifestyle magazine Holidays with Kids. It’s estimated well over 10,000 voters took part in the annual Readers’ Choice survey which appears in the September edition of Holidays with Kids magazine. Wyndham Torquay was voted by readers as the ninth best resort in the category for Top 10 Family Resorts in Australia 2013, four stars and under. Editor of Holidays with Kids David Thorndike said the survey is the most comprehensive family travel award system in the country. “Hotels and resorts placing in the top 10 have managed to exceed the expectations of their guests in just about every area,” he said. Wyndham Torquay general manager Daniel Aitken said children love the resort’s

huge lagoon-style swimming pool and onsite playground, while there are plenty of top-class facilities for parents, including a restaurant, two bars, a day spa, gym, steam room, tennis court, heated indoor lap pool, spa pool and café. Mr Aitken said the resort’s spacious and self-contained one- and two-bedroom apartments provide plenty of room for big holiday adventures and offer guests ocean, poolside or garden views. He said the result is extremely gratifying given that many holidaymakers went out of their way to vote for the resort. “We aim to provide the perfect, relaxing getaway in line with our Count On Me service promise, particularly for families, and that is reflected in this fantastic achievement. “We go out of our way to provide topclass facilities and services and we’re seeing families return time and time again for their special breaks.”

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Historic yarn about Lincolnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sheepish return LINCOLN Junior and Locks are the latest addition at Barwon Park. The one-year old sheep are Lincolns and descend from the sheep imported by Thomas Austin â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

original owner of the National Trust property â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the 1860s and 1870s. Mr Austin built his wealth on wool and imported this traditional English breed, increasing the

William Larcombe won the Winchelsea Primary School preps drawing competition with this depiction above of Licoln sheep. Barwon Park Lincoln sheep (L-R) Lincoln Junior and Locks.

productivity of his flocks and exporting the wool back to England. Now, nearly 150 years later, the Lincoln sheep have returned to Barwon Park. The names Lincoln Junior and Locks were chosen through a competition involving students at Winchelsea Primary School who researched and submitted inventive historical names. The younger children drew pictures of this unique breed of sheep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a pleasure to have so many entrants and to see the creativity of the students. It was a joyful task picking winners,â&#x20AC;? Barwon Park manager Trudi Toyne said. Lincoln Junior was submitted by Sharnie Field and Locks was submitted by Madison Murphy. William Larcombe won the drawing competition. Ms Toyne said Lincoln Junior shows the connection to the earlier breed brought to Barwon Park by Mr Austin and Locks reflects the distinctive long, wavy wool of the Lincoln sheep.

The winnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names will be inscribed on a plaque located in the grounds of Barwon Park. A century ago, the Lincoln was by far the most popular British sheep in Australia. But by 1920 Europe wanted better quality meat and wool:. Lincoln wool was too strong and its meat too fat and the breed declined as its progeny, the LincolnMerino cross or the Corriedale, became the staple breed in Australia. Now a rare breed worldwide, there are nine Lincoln flocks and under 400 breeding ewes in Australia. Three Victorian flocks founded in 1873 are still in existence and the Barwon Park sheep were sourced from one of these early flocks owned by the Christie family near Hamilton. Lincoln Junior and Locks are a must see attraction for families where children can hand feed oats to the sheep. Barwon Park, located at 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.

New Australian citizens welcomed BY JAMES TAYLOR COLAC Otway Shire welcomed seven new Australian citizens as part of nationwide celebrations two weeks ago. A ceremony for the seven conferees from five countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including Switzerland, New Zealand, the Philippines, England and Afghanistan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was held at the Colac Otways Performing Arts and Cultural Centre to mark Australian Citizenship Day on September 17. Shire mayor Lyn Russell said the day was an opportunity to celebrate the

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(L-R) Mirwais Parsa, Susan Dorman, Jenny Farquhar, Adrian Schranz, Margaret and Bill Fennon and Ben Goodrum.

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Seniors’ time to shine It’s seniors’ time to shine with local activities, events and special offers for the Victorian Seniors Festival BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Jan Jones and vice commodore Chris Williams prepare to sail out into Corio Bay to celebrate the launch of the Geelong Seniors Festival on Friday. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

THERE is a feast of activities on offer for seniors to enjoy all month long across the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong during the Victorian Seniors Festival. From badminton and yoga to barista workshops and computing classes, activities throughout the festival have been designed for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in and enjoy. Many of the activities are free or have a minimal cost including free state-wide public transport for all Victorian seniors card holders on October 8-13. This involves free travel on public bus services and free V/Line economy rail and coach transport. Victorian seniors card holders must carry their cards with them to access this offer and seniors travelling on seniors Myki will not be charged when touching on and off the system during the aforementioned dates. Borough of Queenscliffe mayor Helene Cameron said the festival is a great way to celebrate the important local seniors community and provide them with new opportunities for fun and learning. “The Seniors Festival encourages active participation in the community and therefore assists in ensuring the health and wellbeing of our older residents. “The Borough of Queenscliffe has the highest proportion of seniors of any Victorian local government area, with 43.1 per cent of our population aged over 60,” she said. “The health and wellbeing of our seniors is extremely important to council. “According to the VicHealth Indicators Survey 2011, our residents rated their wellbeing at 81.5 out of 100, compared with the state average of 77.5. “I think some of the reasons for this are because we have an active community. “Borough residents have a high rate of volunteerism and event attendance.” City of Greater Geelong acting mayor Bruce Harwood helped launch the festival in Geelong on Friday. “With more than 75,000 people aged 60 or over in the Greater Geelong region, the Geelong Seniors Festival is the largest community celebration of the state-wide festival,” Cr Harwood said. “Most of the activities are free or have a very small cost, so the festival is very accessible for everyone in our community.” Cr Harwood also said the festival provides an excellent platform for the region’s seniors to meet new people and try out new activities. “It’s a great opportunity to try something new, whether it’s learning ballroom dancing, playing table tennis or relaxing on a yacht out in Corio Bay. “Seniors play an important role in our community, and this month is a chance for them to take time for themselves, have some fun and maybe find a new passion. “I encourage all the seniors in our community to have a look at the program and see if there is an event or activity that piques your interest.” Other festival highlights include concerts, dinners, iPad and iPhone lessons, health, fitness and wellbeing classes and much more. Festival proceedings will kick off today with the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards to be announced at Government House acknowledging the contributions of leading seniors in our community. Free localised festival programs can be picked up from any council customer service centre or view the entire program online at seniorsonline.vic.gov.au.


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Dinner and Frank Costa at bowls club BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Entrepreneur and former Geelong Cats president Frank Costa OAM is the guest speaker at this year’s Anglesea Bowling Club seniors and community dinner on Sunday.

ANGLESEA Bowling Club is holding a Seniors Festival community dinner featuring special guest speaker, leading businessman and former Geelong Cats president Frank Costa OAM on Sunday. Club president Kaye Kendall said it’s sure to be a great night and she is especially looking forward to the guest of honour’s appearance. “Frank has a lot of experience in public speaking and he also has a long history within the region, we’re really looking forward to his presentation. “We have left the subject matter up to him, he’s very entertaining and no matter what he talks about it’s always worth getting along to hear it.” This is the third year in a row the club has

held a Seniors Festival function and Ms Kendall said it’s a fun way to support the community and bring people together. “The first two were really great, we had a great turn out and it’s our way of involving the community in our club because you don’t have to be a member to participate. “You do see a lot of seniors events around the state so it’s nice to have a night like this right here on the Surf Coast.” The Anglesea Bowling Club seniors and community dinner featuring Frank Costa OAM will be held from 6pm onwards on October 6. Tickets are $25 per person including the two course dinner and drinks will be available at reasonable prices. To book your ticket to attend the Seniors Festival function call the club on 0499 856 613 or 5263 1229.

Tales of the simpler past gone by

A city tram in Geelong – one of the images from Geelong – The way we were.

A NEW multimedia show created for Geelong Seniors Festival confirms what many people already believe – that life was simpler, easier and more fun in the past. Presented by Shirley Power and Colin Mockett, Geelong – The Way We Were uses film clips from the 1920s through to the 1960s. The clips are stripped of their soundtracks but with new live commentary from a 21st century viewpoint. It explodes a modern belief that Geelong should bring back its city trams by showing

how this would be impracticable given our 21st century road conditions. “We sought out film clips that would show Geelong people in their daily lives, at work, rest and play, but back in other decades,” presenter Colin Mockett said. “When we found the images they clearly showed our pace of life was slower, simpler and much more fun than it is today and that’s across the board, from work to travel to having fun.” The show is in two formats, a one-hour version for Seniors Festival and a 90 minute

version for the City of Greater Geelong’s October Morning Showtime at the Potato Shed. The Seniors Festival show will be held at Cobradah House, Beaufort Avenue, Bell Post Hill on October 10 at 2pm, entry is $1. The full version for Morning Showtime at the Potato Shed will be held on October 15 at 10.30am. Tickets $14 including morning tea and bookings are essential through COGG service centres or by calling 5251 1998.

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Star of the Sea Village set to expand Catholic Homes is delighted to announce that it has applied for a town planning permit to build a 90bed Aged Care Facility on their current site, Star of the Sea Village on Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay. ONCE approved, Star of the Sea Village will be able to expand its service offering to include a fully integrated aging in place system. This means that the retirement village and aged care facility will be located on the same site, and supported by Home Care Packages (formally known as CACPS, EACH and EACHD packages).

A fully integrated aging in place facility provides a wonderful opportunity to village residents to transition from retirement living to aged care as seamlessly as possible. Catholic Homes is very proud to offer this unified approach to retirement living and is pleased that they are able to support the senior community as their care needs increase.

At Star of the Sea Village, independent living is combined with a variety of lifestyle activities including an indoor heated pool and billiards room (both pictured), function room, gym, movie theatre, outdoor bowls and hair salon.

Given this exciting announcement, there is still time to secure one of the luxurious two or three bedroom units currently under construction. Stages one and two sold out very quickly and with only eight of the final 15 stage three units remaining, Catholic Homes urges interested parties to arrange a commitmentfree tour. Independent living is combined with lifestyle activities including an indoor heated pool, movie theatre, gym, billiards and function rooms, outdoor bowls and hair salon.

Catholic Homes would like to extend their thanks to the local community for their support and encouragement. The state-of-the-art, purpose built aged care facility welcomes all people from diverse cultures, nationalities and faiths. Star of the Sea Village is located at 1 Headland Drive, Torquay and is open for inspection seven days a week. For further information phone village manager Pip Walker on 5264 3600 or visit staroftheseavillage.com.au.

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Free event for Seniors Week To coincide with the celebration of Seniors Week, Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village is holding an open day on October 5 between 11am and 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the festivities. GUESTS can enjoy the free barbeque and entertainment from Hot Club Swing while strolling through display homes open for inspection. “Learn more about this exciting new lifestyle by chatting with the people that have made Barwarre Gardens home, the residents, who will be enjoying the festivities on the day,” Barwarre Gardens village manager Sue Cobb said. “They will be happy to talk to you about the wonderful community spirit that has already been established.” Guests can view plans of the six different home designs available in stage two. All homes offer modern and innovative features in an attractive garden setting, some of which back directly onto parkland which will include picnic areas with electric barbeques, picnic tables and seating under shady cover. Homes in stage two are also close to the community centre, which includes a cinema, library, lounge bar, dining room, salon, consulting room and more.

In addition, Barwarre Gardens will soon boast expansive parkland, wetlands and garden areas where residents will be able to enjoy an active social life. Herb gardens, fruit trees, colourful plantings, Indigenous trees and ornamental specimens will all be incorporated into meandering shady paths and garden beds. “The open day is a great opportunity to talk to the friendly staff about a variety of innovative and affordable architecturally designed living options, providing a low maintenance, fuss free and secure lifestyle,” sales manager David Walker said. “With half of the units in stage two already sold, you’ll need to be quick to snap one up before the prices rise in stage three.” Come along on Saturday and join the residents of Barwarre Gardens for a sausage sizzle, entertainment, refreshments, giveaways and activities, or contact sales manager David Walker on 1300 472 424 for further information or visit barwarregardens.com.au.

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Bellarine Lakes offers freedom and choice Bellarine Lakes Country Club provides a quality living environment in which security, social companionship and a sense of belonging underpin the active and vibrant lifestyle. THE philosophy of the Moolap estate is that residents should have freedom and choice in their living options, without sacrificing their quality of living, independence or social aspects of their lives. The 265 villas are available in five designs and sizes for the convenience of retirees. The full-sized bedrooms each have full ensuite bathrooms and a double vanity with large showers. The open plan kitchen, meals area and lounge look over a low-maintenance landscaped backyard. The spacious dining area looks onto a large outdoor entertaining area. There is ample storage throughout the villa, a ducted vacuum system, central gas heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning, with a choice of internal colours, carpets and drapes.

The nine-hole golf course is just one part of the active lifestyle at Bellarine Lakes.

All villas come with double or single garages including storage, and there are large outdoor undercover living spaces. The large front portico offers privacy and storage for golf buggies. Each villa has an outside water tank for environmental credentials. Bellarine Lakes promotes a healthy lifestyle for retirees within the secure gated estate. A private nine-hole golf course is the jewel in this resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stable of recreational facilities. The luxurious community centre gives people the opportunity to meet and socialise with others in the theatre, billiards and craft rooms, library or just relax in the large lounges or private residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar. Fitness classes or games of cards can be

enjoyed in the multifunction room. Other village facilities include on-site managers, a 24-hour emergency contact system, regular doctor and podiatrist visits plus an independently-run aged care facility planned for the estate. There is an outdoor terrace lounge for entertaining and a barbeque area overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and bowling green. Other facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, floodlit tennis court and a bar overlooking the nine-hole golf course. Men have the scope to tinker in the onsite workshop. Enjoy walking tracks, lakes, golf and practice greens all within 120 acres. For more information, phone 1800 255 578 or head to bellarinelakes.com.au.

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Independence with care at Geelong Grove We all want to retain our independence for as long as possible and, for many of us, independent living in an aged care facility really offers the best of both worlds.

Geelong Grove in Grovedale offers residents a vibrant lifestyle of convenience all within a nurturing residential community.

GEELONG Grove in Grovedale offers residents a vibrant lifestyle of convenience all within a nurturing residential community. Owned by Australian Unity, Geelong Grove also offers assisted care, with on-site carers living at the village that can help you when you need it. Residents are able to call on the village’s carers for a variety of personal care services – from housework to driving to appointments to any other assisted care tasks they may need. If they are recovering from an illness, for example, they may need help with cooking and even showering – the on-site carers are there to help. This means residents get to maintain independent living from family but still have help onsite if they find they need it. Emergency services are also available after hours. Having that conversation with loved ones about the right time to move on from the family home can be tough. But research has shown that a good time to have that chat is when seniors turn 70 and their children are in their 40s. This is known as the 40/70 rule. As awkward as these discussions can be, it is essential to talk about the future when everyone is well

enough to take part in decisionmaking. Australian Unity also offers counselling to help with these discussions. Geelong Grove is only 60 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and under five minutes to Geelong’s CBD. The 148 units are designed around a central community centre that is well used for social gatherings, activities and parties. It provides an ideal home for residents to live and live well. With its own picturesque outdoor bowling green, resident run bar, library, workshop, hairdresser and multi-purpose function areas the community provides ample opportunity to refresh, renew or connect as much or as little as you desire. Geelong Grove offers a range of two and three bedroom villa style homes all featuring spacious living areas, internal access garages, ample storage and private outdoor areas. Amenities include a full time gardening and general maintenance team, home care options and a regular village bus. The village has a peaceful, relaxed feel, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still close enough to amenities to make life easy. The village is open for inspection daily from 10am-4pm.

Affordable retirement living just got even more comfortable Geelong Grove in Grovedale offers superb value for money for independent seniors in a friendly, engaged community. There's also the added comfort of being backed by Australian Unity who've been looking after the wellbeing of Australians for nearly 173 years. Geelong Grove has a selection of spacious two and three bedroom villa-style units with ample storage, private outdoor areas and some with internal garage access. Prices start from $250,000.* Quality home care services are available and include cleaning, shopping assistance and personal care. Open for inspecion Monday - Friday from 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Secure your future now by contacting Lindy on 5244 1984, 0434 336 580 or email retirementliving@australianunity.com.au

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Retirement living at its finest JAPARA Retirement Living is excited to announce the completion of their new addition to Balmoral Mews Lifestyle Villas located at 36 Hollows Court, Grovedale. The new stage consists of five high quality residential villas that add to the existing 22 units built over the past four years. Another six villas will be built shortly which will complete the thirty-three unit village. The village is in a quiet and tranquil setting, with the added advantage of being co-located with Balmoral Grove Aged Care Facility operated

by the highly experienced and renowned Aged Care Services Australia Group (ACSAG) which is part of the Japara Group of companies (see page 31). All of the units are spacious and offer comfortable accommodation which our residents are very proud to call home. An open day is being held from 11am to 2pm on November 16 and all are invited to attend. Should you have any further queries, are interested in a unit or wish to view the property, please contact Japara Retirement Living on 1300 674 071.

Balmoral Mews Lifestyle Villas in Grovedale.

Sing a song with Maria Irish singer Maria Forde will perform a musical journey through the inspiring stories of Irish immigrants in Geelong on October 19 as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.

Celtic singer-songwriter Maria Forde will perform a free concert in Geelong on October 19 for the Victorian Seniors Festival.

THE musical performance and storytelling event, Sing a Song for Ireland will be held in the St Mary of the Angels Basilica church and is free for all Victorian Seniors card holders. Celtic singer-songwriter Maria Forde has an international reputation for her melodic performances, imbued with a cheeky touch of Irish humour. Like all good songwriters her lyrics often reflect an understanding of, and compassion for the human condition, which captures all triumphs and disasters, bright peaks and dark corners. These very human attributes, along with her fine singing voice, is why she invariably establishes such a seemingly effortless rapport with her audiences. Mercy Health chief executive officer Stephen Cornelissen said he hopes the performance will

encourage seniors to tell their own story. “At the core of Mercy Health’s services is the belief that every story counts, and every person matters. “In presenting this concert we hope to share the story of our foundress, Catherine McAuley, and also inspire the community to share theirs.” Maria Forde will perform at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, 150 Yarra Street, Geelong at 2pm on October 19. To register for Sing a Song for Ireland, call 5241 3686 or visit mercyhealth.com.au/shareourstory. Tickets are free to all Victorian Seniors card holders and cost $5 for family members and other guests. Tickets can be collected from Mercy Place Rice Village, 2-26 Marshalltown Road, Marshall.


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Relief for denture wearers

If you are a denture wearer you will know only too well how frustrating they are.

WITH THE MALO CLINIC DENTURES must be removed and cleaned regularly to avoid infections, gum disease or bad breath. Cheap or improperly fitted dentures may be uncomfortable and move around in the mouth, causing pain and chewing difficulties. The good news for people who have lost or who are losing their teeth is that a fairly new procedure called All-on-4 is now available to you. You have probably heard a whole lot of advertising for this on the radio and in newspapers. It seems like every dentist is offering this service

and as it is a significant expense – at least $20,000 – that many of our readers will be considering either now or in the future, we thought we’d break it down for you and get to the bottom of it. The All-on-4 system is a fairly new, simplified solution for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth. The full-arch rehabilitation provides aesthetic and functional teeth in just one day. The non-removable teeth are fixed permanently to four titanium implants in each jaw. This quick and minimally invasive procedure makes All-on-4 a stable and reliable solution for patients. The procedure was invented by Dr Paulo Malo of the Malo Clinic and the Malo Clinic is represented

in Australia by Dr Larry Benge. We couldn’t think of anyone more qualified than Dr Benge to answer a couple of questions for us. In regard to the surgery, Dr Benge says “almost always we are able to perform implant placement comfortably, utilising local anaesthesia alone or along with light sedation”. And as to the results after surgery, he says “when you leave our office you will have a complete set of non-removable, natural looking replacement teeth. “You will never have to take your dentures out again”. Next week we will talk further to Dr Benge about the risks of surgery and the cost of the treatment.

Dr Larry Benge.

Lots to do at Eden Park AT EDEN Park there are many activities for the residents to enjoy. A spokesperson for the residential aged care facility said the lifestyle team is always dreaming up a new event to celebrate with the residents and have fun. “Some of the favourites are bingo, the knitting group, the walking group and competitive sports such as indoor lawn bowls and we are currently getting ready to celebrate Oktoberfest with singing, dancing and refreshments. “We are working on the introduction of the men’s club which meets on a weekly basis over refreshments where various topics are discussed ranging from sporting events to current affairs. “To this group we will slowly introduce themed workshops such as woodwork and gardening. “During these workshops we hope to involve the residents in tactile therapies and stimulate conversations which are reminiscent of past trades, hobbies and interests.” Visit serenebrook.com.au/eden/eden.html to find out more about the things Eden Park has to offer.

Residents ready for a morning walk – part of the activity program at Eden Park.

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Eden Park is a 90 bed first class facility located in tranquil surroundings, whilst in close proximity to shopping and public transport. Our mission is to deliver the highest standard of care and services that ensures optimum quality and enjoyment of life.

Everything you need located on site: Ageing in Place, Palliative care, Respite care Extensive lifestyle program and activiities. All meals prepared on site.

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Funeral planning – know your options A large number of Geelong residents are taking out so-called “funeral insurance” policies every year. YET if death is not expected within one to seven years of commencing coverage the consumer is likely to end up paying more in premiums than the actual cost of their funeral. Many consumers find themselves trapped with escalating premiums that must be paid continuously until their death, which may be many decades in the future. A Rice Warner Actuaries report conducted in September 2010 found that a person who takes up funeral insurance at age 60 for a $6,000 funeral will pay: • over $7,000 in total by age 70 • over $14,000 by age 75 • over $28,000 by age 80 • over $85,000 by age 90 Kings Funerals’ Helen Trigg said her company offers a range of options to plan for your funeral and reduce the financial pressure on your family. Fixed Price Funeral Plans – pay at today’s prices and guarantee the agreed funeral service will be provided without additional cost. All funds are invested with Foresters Friendly Society and the investment is capital guaranteed. Funeral Bonds by Instalment – pay small amounts regularly. All funds invested will contribute towards the cost of your funeral and earn an annual bonus. In addition, you can now have access to a new product, via an arrangement Kings Funerals has with Foresters Friendly Society. Ezicover Funeral Advantage is available to people aged between 35 and 70; provides coverage between $5,000 and $15,000; cover is for accidental death in the first 12 months; once cover begins, premiums do not increase with age; once your premiums paid

reaches the benefit amount, you pay no more. The monthly premium for a 60 year old nonsmoking woman with $6,000 of cover is $25.25 and no interview or medical is required. Call Kings Funerals on 5248 3444 to discuss your options, or to receive information on how to apply for Ezicover Funeral Advantage. Important information: Ezicover Funeral Advantage is issued by Zurich Australia Limited ABN 92 000 010 195, AFSL 232510. Kings Funerals has an arrangement with Foresters Friendly Society under which Kings Funerals receives an annual marketing allowance. Foresters Friendly Society will receive a referral commission of 20 per cent (plus GST) of each premium paid on your Zurich policy. This is paid by the insurer and is at no additional cost to you.

University of the Third Age tutor Pat Norton (LEFT) and member Cheryl Hilton deliver artworks to Portarlington Mill for the Portarlington Painters Seniors Festival art exhibition.

Port painters honour local art MEMBERS of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Portarlington Painters group are holding a broad exhibition in Portarlington throughout October to celebrate art in conjunction with the Seniors Festival. The exhibition is set to feature some of the Bellarine’s most talented artists across a variety of media and styles, proving age is no barrier to creativity. Member Cheryl Hilton said everyone is welcome to attend the exhibition and there is sure to be works to appeal to all ages and tastes. “As a diverse group there will be a substantial display of art work covering all mediums and should provide a very attractive exhibition for all to enjoy,” she said. “We hope to provide a very wide display of our work and we have a Rouges Gallery section of

local identities and will also provide art materials for any children who come along to try their drawing techniques as well.” The U3A program is part of a worldwide movement initiated in Toulouse, France in 1973, and offers a huge range of classes from the arts to sociology, technology to health, some serious, and some for fun, to those who are retired. The university offers many other useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. The exhibition will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm for the month of October at the historical National Trust building, the Portarlington Mill, Turner Court, Portarlington. Car parking is available at the venue and entry is by donation to National Trust.

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There is a place like home BELLARINE Community Health (BCH) continues to be viewed as a leader in the provision of aged care on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is one of the only health services in Victoria offering residential aged care at Ann Nichol House in Portarlington and Coorabin in Point Lonsdale. In conjunction with National Seniors month in October, Ann Nichol House is throwing its doors open for an inguinal open day on October, from 1.30 until 3.30pm. The facility will be showcasing the outstanding care that is delivered to the 60 residents that call Ann Nichol House home, by inviting the greater community to come in and see for themselves what the residents already know – there is a place like home. There will be hourly tours of the home conducted by residential aged care coordinator Virginia Connell and clinical care coordinator Megan Holmes, and they can answer any questions or concerns that families may have around the facts and fictions of residential care. BCH embraces the active service model in all their services across the peninsula. The active service model is essentially helping people help themselves and stay connected to their community. Residents in Ann Nichol and Coorabin, for example, have their Computer Club, a program funded by a Bendigo Bank 2012 grant, where they have access to WiFi iPads. Those residents who wanted to participate have been trained by the dedicated leisure and lifestyle staff to surf the net and utilise social media, Skype or email to connect to their families and friends. This proves that technology should not be a barrier for our respected seniors to stay engaged with the local and international communities, nor should

failing health or immobility. These Silver Surfers will be showing off their skills at the open day. Other activities include a free sausage sizzle, entertainment in the main dining room with afternoon tea provided and Roaming Reptiles in the multipurpose room. The public are free to walk around the gardens – lovingly maintained by some of the many volunteers that serve BCH – and there will be physiotherapy, move it or lose it classes, running in the rehabilitation room equipped by the a Freemason’s 2012 grant. Not forgetting the Friends of Ann Nichol House that will also be there on the day. These are the invaluable auxiliary that tirelessly fundraise for the Ann Nichol residents, and the Portarlington public can enquire on how they can volunteer also. The Ann Nichol House staff and residents warmly extend an invitation the Bellarine Community to come to afternoon tea. There is a place like home. The Ann Nichol House open day at 80 Willis Street, Portarlington is October 13, 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Virginia and Jill with Bendigo Bank grant, which funded a WiFi iPad program, which Norma is enjoying (LEFT).


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Provocative comedian Austen Tayshus is ready to shake things up at the Vue Grand on Friday October 18.

IN A show not for the faint hearted or easily offended, iconic Australian comedian Austen Tayshus will hit Queenscliff’s Vue Grand with his unique take on satire on October 18. The show is part of Tayshus’s 30th Anniversary tour marking the release of his most famous work, “Australiana” in 1983 which went on to become one of the highest selling Australian singles of all time. “This one will be very funny I hope, it’s a retrospective look at my career and all the people I have upset throughout that time – it’s fairly controversial,” Tayshus said. “I try to upset as many people as possible during my shows but they don’t say too much back because they haven’t got a chance, I usually end up ruining their lives if they do.” Tayshus has been consistently unapologetic for his aggressive humour and personal attacks on fellow comedians throughout his career and he’s showing no signs of stopping now. “Comedy now is about as funny as dead people. “There isn’t really anyone else doing what I do, it’s gone from being fairly interesting in the 80s and now it’s just Adam Hills sucking up to everyone and Rove McManus trying to be funny and all that crap. “This is comedy that’s actually about something, it’s making a point and it actually comes from somewhere that a lot of people can relate to.” Born Alexander Jacob Gutman, Tayshus is not a one-trick-pony. He is also a film school graduate who has performed in a number of homegrown and international films and he holds a swag of Tropfest trophies for his work in acting and writing. In 2010, he had a crack at politics and ran against Tony Abbott as a Sex Party candidate for the seat of Warringah in the federal election. Vue Grand general manager Connie Trathen said the venue is excited to host the contentious comedian. “It’s something completely different for us here at the Vue. “It’s been a lot of fun for us to organise something like this and we are certainly looking forward to the laughs.” Austen Tayshus will perform at the Vue Grand on October 18. The warm up show will begin at 7.30pm and Tayshus will take the stage at 8.30pm. VIP tickets are $90 and include table seating near the stage, a Vue Street Bar dinner, and three hours of beverages. Standard tickets are $35 and include access to the bar and Vue Street Bar food will be available prior to the show. To book, call Vue Grand on 5258 1544.

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Two Italian Boys walk into a bar THE first minute I saw these wines I knew they were going to be good. They had a freshness and vibrancy in their make-up that paralleled their smart packaging with a price point to match that screamed great value drinking. The story is all there too, with two Italian boys behind the label – Nick Guglielmino and Michael Pillon, every bit the young fresh faces of Australians with Italian heritage and a passion for food, wine and friends and why not eh? Based in Sydney, the label was originally just enjoyed among friends (as you do), but now the popularity is such that after three years the boys have grown the business into other states through smart savvy marketing that Nick is adamant in describing as “new school”. The boys source the fruit for the wine from various regions including the Adelaide Hills region in South Australia as well as their main base in the central district of New South Wales. The wines are all made at their winery in Hanwood – known as The Winery – located just near the McWilliams Winery, and is mainly a small operation focused on contract crushing with the Two Italian Boys being just a side business born from a desire to do something fresh and fun with wine that represented who they were and where they came from with a little cheekiness thrown in. The goal was to create a brand that spoke to the 25-something market, and create some brand loyalty. A brand that is fresh and funky, with dynamic Italian wine styles made in Australia that reestablished “Italian soul” in wine alongside being able to stand out at the best of restaurants yet affordable enough for the average punter. They developed the product with family, friends and business partners that own a vineyard in the Riverina that had been making wine for over 20 years but were looking for a new approach and brand to storm the market, not just here but in a global sense. This was the realisation of Two Italian Boys. And with the determination and drive of Nick and Michael behind the wheel, you could say anything is possible for this dynamic duo. Get on board the Vespa! Ciao!

FOLLOWING a host of local shows, gigs in Melbourne and hours in the recording studio, countryroots artist Tristen Bird is excited to bring fans his second album, Brushfire Moon, set for release this summer. The Surf Coast singer-songwriter has been hard at work with musicians Izzy Losi, Tim Hulsman and producer Shane Nicholson, and will be releasing an EP in October ahead of the album, featuring original B-side songs and some new material. “It has been a lot of work, getting things set up. “I’ve been doing a bit of writing at the new place in Freshwater Creek. “Some songs have evolved, and I am really excited about those. “I’ve been working and recording with quite a few other people, and I’m in the studio now recording for the EP release next month ahead of the album.

“It’s a nice way to put something out there.” Bird is gearing up to record a film clip of the title track “Brushfire Moon” later this month. “We’ll be filming in a canola field in Moriac and recording it live, with a number of my favourite artists. “I love those Beatles film clips filmed on a roof top, and I want to put something together live, to deliver something human, and a slightly different version of the song.” Bird will be joined by Geelong songstress Izzy Losi, Michael Barclay (Weddings Parties Anything), Simon In’t Hout and violinist Mikaela Conan-Davies. “It’s exciting, if we can pull it off it’ll be great!” Keep an eye out online for the “Brushfire Moon” film clip. Drift away with Tristen Bird’s original Australian heartfelt storytelling at Beav’s Bar Geelong October 11, Birregurra Festival October 12 and Sticks and Stones Café Torquay on October 25.

Surf Coast country-roots artist Tristen Bird (white t-shirt) with contributing artists during the filming of his recent film clip in Moriac.

Two Italian Boys Moscato 2012 ($18 or “2 for $30”) Moscato sales have been skyrocketing for some time now as more and more people discover the easy, quaffable style of this sweet and spritzy wine. Think musky, confectionary notes with fresh tropical fruits to the fore. Very easy drinking for those in need of a palate refresher!

Two Italian Boys Pinot Grigio 2012 ($18 or “2 for $30”) Fresh, minerally and dry with lovely middle palate texture and hints of pear that would go so well with any seafood dish this spring/summer. Just delightful.

Two Italian Boys Rosé 2012 ($18 or “2 for $30”) Savoury fruits flesh out a full, smooth dry palate that is so generous and inviting. Love it!

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Glitter Gang sparkle on at AMF BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Glitter Gang has been putting the gleam in Geelong’s glam rock scene for 23 years and in November they are bringing their sparkle to the Anglesea Music Festival. With a repertoire spanning The Sweet, KISS, ELO, Gary Glitter, ACDC and Sherbert plus a wardrobe of platforms and spandex, the Glitter Gang is up for a good time and always brings the audience along for the ride. Lead vocalist Grant Whiteside, also known as Barry Glitter, said he latched on to glam rock when it was first invented in the 70s. “We’ve loved that style of music since the first time we heard it – it was the music we grew up with. “We never think of it as a job, it’s always been fun for us so the aim is to make sure everyone gets into the spirit too.” The band has had a few lineup changes over the years but now they have their glitzy routine pretty much down pat. “Our newest member Mickey Blitz still needs us to put his makeup on but the rest of us have the routine down to about 15 minutes and we’re good to go. “Whenever we try to choreograph the show it always falls to pieces so we just have a few ideas before we go on stage and by now it all falls into place. Anglesea Music Festival is on October 18 to 20, tickets are available at Anglesea Hotel or through Moshtix. Children under 12 get in free with a ticketed adult. For more information head to angleseamusicfestival.com.au.

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Join the hunt for gold booty HAVE you joined the search for gold? If not, adventurers, it’s time to start. Colac Otway Shire’s annual hunt for treasure is open, and the shire is calling on the community to join the search for the Golden Gumboot along one of the region’s most beautiful tourist treks – Old Beechy Rail Trail. A spokesperson for the shire said it is a good opportunity to get the family together, take a friend or the dog, get out and get active while enjoying the beauty of the Beechy Rail Trail, all the while keeping an eye out for one of the 40 gumboots painted gold that will be hidden along sections of the track. The hunt along the Barongarook section of the trail was open until September 27, but it is now open until October 11 and the gold can be found on the Gellibrand section. Don’t forget to register to be eligible to collect a prize once you’ve discovered the “booty”. Full details and treasure maps can be found at colacotway.vic.gov.au/page/page. asp?page_Id=4335. As an added bonus this year, Colac Otway Shire is offering a prize for the best Golden Gumboot photo. Take a photo of yourself, or partners in the search while on the trail. And for all who take part this year, a final celebration will be held on October 13 at Gellibrand’s Rex Norman Park where participants will be invited to a free barbeque to hear the announcement of the major prize winner.

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Kukika Adamson Wanampi Tjukurpa Acrylic on linen 122 x 101cm

Metropolis Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of energetic, colourful paintings and beautiful, large woven grass baskets in association with Tjala Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers from the far north-west of South Australia. Preview works from the exhibition at www.metropolisgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/metropolisgallerygeelong

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Design a trail with gardens and art BY RACHEL DELANY EVER wanted to have a sneaky peek beyond the boundary of a beautiful garden? In its fourth year, the Portarlington Art and Garden Trail is an upcoming event to mark in the calendar. Organised by the Port Arts Network, 20 local gardens and art studios will be open to the public as part of the annual Art and Garden Trail. To be held on October 20, for a gold coin donation visitors are invited on an enchanting trail

that incorporates small homely gardens and historic homesteads on large rural properties, each with their own areas of interest and inspiration. Some have artworks built in to the garden design while others display art by local artists, much of which is for sale. Many properties are within easy walking or cycling distance from each other. Pick up a map available at the Portarlington Nursery, Patchwork and Rusty Pins behind the nursery, Portarlington Neighbourhood House and at many local cafés.

Create a trail according to chosen interests, from coastal succulent gardens to elaborate parklands with awe inspiring views. “People interested in gardening like looking at gardens, and those that do gardens like to share what they do,” Jenny Macaulay, from the Port Arts Network, said. “There is a huge variety on show and it is easy to get around on foot or by cycling.” Gardens are open between 10 am and 4pm. For further information email banjo3223@ bigpond.com or phone 52591593.

Lorne clickers roll on BY RACHEL DELANY

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IN 1966 Lorne Theatre began a tradition that continues to be annually celebrated. Moving Clickers 47th Film Festival held over the weekend of October 11-13, will show a select group of foreign art house cinema at the classic, rare and adored Lorne Theatre. The theatre was built in 1937, and throughout the year screens both mainstream and foreign film to entertain and inspire its audiences. This year’s selection of films for Moving Clickers includes the much applauded South American political Pinochet era drama, No. Set in the late 80s the film captures a moment when politics and advertising tactics converge. To be screened also, the Norwegian film

Headhunters is a sophisticated art fraud thriller uniquely created and emblematic of Scandinavian cinema. Holy Motors, described as a visual feast, is a combined German/French kaleidoscope of wake-up images. Directed by Carlos Saura I, Don Giovanni, involves the Italian classical composer Salieri, the prolific and influential Mozart, a defrocked priest and licentious behaviour. More provocative cinema to enjoy at the festival is the adapted French thriller from Georges Simenon’s Red Lights, and a British dark comedy about dull witted terrorists, Four Lions. Buy a weekend ticket at $95 (students $50) and enjoy a wood fired pizza and wine supper, a cocktail party and a barbeque on the Sunday. Call 9239 0949 or head to movingclickers. com.au for tickets or queries.

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Raise a glass for sculpture festival BY ALI DEANE THE event that was borne out of open-air exhibitions at Lorne’s Qdos Sculpture Park every Easter is once again on the horizon. Come March next year, Lorne will be transformed with amazing sculpture art by more than 100 contemporary Australian artists. Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014 will feature the sculpture trail along Lorne’s foreshore, small sculpture exhibitions, Sculpturescapes and performance art. Contributing artists include Louise Paramor, Domenico de Clario, 2011 Lorne sculpture winner Greg Johns and returning Melbourne artist Dean Bowen. The committee behind the Lorne Sculpture Biennale have teamed up with The Point at Albert Park Lake to put together a spectacular evening in two weeks, on October 17, complete with an artwork auction. Special guests will be state Arts Minister Heidi

Victoria and Heide Museum of Modern Art chief executive officer Jason Smith. The fundraising dinner will feature a five course menu matched with wines from The Point’s extensive cellar. Guests will be treated to dishes of five spiced tuna, tempura zucchini flowers, gazpacho, Murray cod and roasted Savannah venison, finished with quark cheesecake, raspberry, soft hazelnut and lemonade sorbet. Bookings are in high demand so it is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made for tables of 10 for an organisation or group of friends. Tickets $190 per person, $95 of which is a donation and tax deductible. To book, contact Alison Lloyd at The Point, Albert Park Lake 9682 5566 or online at lornesculpturefundraisingdinner.eventbrite.com. au.

Ear On Arm by Stelarc turned many heads on the Sculpture Trail at the last Lorne Sculpture Biennale. The 2014 event will showcase the work of over 100 artists across Lorne, beginning March 8.

Yogawoman shows women’s awakened power A FEATURE film about the powerful impact of yoga on women’s health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, and personal growth is screening at Surf World Museum this weekend. Through rich personal stories, Yogawoman reveals how yoga has transformed the lives of millions of over-stimulated, over-scheduled multitasking

modern women. With vivid detail and poignancy, Yogawoman shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, anxiety and depression, and given a lifeline to women in prison, cancer and abuse survivors and those struggling with body image or eating disorders.

Yogawoman bears witness to millions of women who have integrated yoga into their daily lives so they are happier, healthier and more fulfilled – allowing them to give back to others with full hearts and creative minds. In intimate interviews with the world’s leading experts, Yogawoman captures how these teachers

have blazed a new trail for women. Join Fiona Bowie, who has organised the screening with the help of a Surf Coast Shire grant, for a free screening of the documentary at Surf World Museum on October 6 from 3pm. For more information about the screening call Fiona on 0438 569 351.

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A+E news in brief Bottoms up for beer festival THE 2014 Great Australian Beer Festival was officially launched in Geelong on Tuesday. The festival is on its way to becoming the number one craft beer tasting event in the country. Acclaimed author, beer critic and judge Pete Mitcham was on hand for the celebrations as was Little Creatures who are soon to open their $64 million coast brewing headquarters and dining hall in Geelong. Local brewery favourites Forrest Brewing Company, Bellarine Brewing Co, Southern Bay Brewing Co, Prickly Moses, Brew Cult and Odyssey Tavern and Brewery also took part in the merriment.

Geelong Gallery’s desert island picks JOIN the Geelong Gallery Grasshoppers for a sensationally themed luncheon in the gallery followed by a captivating lecture by gallery director Geoffrey Edwards. Mr Edwards will reveal his top 10 works from the permanent collection that theoretically he would smuggle out of Geelong were he to be cast away on a desert island. The fundraising luncheon and lecture will be held in support of the 2013 Geelong acquisitive print awards on October 16 from noon. Tickets are $60 for Geelong Gallery members and $65 for nonmembers. Bookings are essential, RSVP by October 4 and download a booking form from geelonggallery.org.au.

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Local bands ready to rock Harambee BY TIFFANY PILCHER BRING a picnic hamper and a chair and settle in for an afternoon of exceptional music at Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School’s Harambee Muzik Festivalle in Ocean Grove on October 19. A wide variety of performers will take the stage including Melbourne-based, Geelong-born Cat Sanzaro with her band The Violet Ivy’s. Their songs and sounds range from rock and pop to jazz with a twist and a little bit of quirk and they recently recorded their EP with US Grammy award winning super-producer Scott Mathews. Geelong’s very own The Kite Machine are also appearing with their semi-acoustic funk rock, resonating somewhere between the sounds of John Butler Trio and The Black Keys. Their cleverly crafted songs matched with rhythmic lead guitar, punchy bass lines and smooth drum grooves combine to produce a dynamic sound and an energetic live performance. Local favourites The Mongolian Fishmongers will bring their own unique punk, country rhumba with an Irish tint to the festival. They’re revisiting their watery roots to breathe life into some classics as well as some Fishmongers originals. The Baker Boys Band and The Hip Cats will also perform, a barbeque will be running throughout the day and a jumping castle and other fun activities will keep everyone entertained all day long. The Harambee Muzik Festivalle will be held on October 19 from noon to 6pm at Star of the Sea Primary School, John Dory Drive Ocean Grove, gates open at 11am.

Geelong Wine Show 2013 Awards Presentation Dinner

Tickets are $40 each for adults and free for children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets can be purchased from the school office or by calling 5255 4308 or contact Schandelle Teague on 0430 472 182.

(L-R) Michael Baghdikian, Jypsie-Flynn Hoult, Cat Sanzaro and Connor Black Harry of The Violet Ivy’s are performing their quirky mix of rock, pop and jazz at the Harambee Musik Festivalle in Ocean Grove October 19.

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www.winegeelong.com.au The Geelong Winegrowers Association invite you to the Geelong Wine Show public tasting at The Pier - Hopetoun Room from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 17th October 2013 Taste and discuss the region’s premium cool climate wines and meet the winemakers as we celebrate this years award winning wines.

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Worldwide environmental call and movement for sustainable futures BY RACHEL DELANY SURF Coast Energy Group (SCEG) is proudly presenting the next instalment in their informative series of film screenings on October 4 at Surf World museum at 7pm. The reality of the fossil fuel industry’s devastating destruction is scrutinised in this Australian Ethicalsponsored film, Do the Math. Australian Ethical is an investment company that aims to provide financial security by investing in positive, sustainable change for society and the environment. Do the Math is a potent film aimed directly at the fossil fuel industry, stating that the industry’s intentions to use all our Earth’s fossil fuels is an exact recipe for disaster for the planet and its occupants.

Last year writer, activist and environmental advocate Bill McKibben and 350.org toured the United States to strengthen and foster a movement in order to change the direction the fossil fuel industry is heading in. Do the Math is based upon the consequence of carbon emissions, a mathematical reality – to our health and environment – if companies continue to emit all the fossil fuel they possess in their reserves. The film is an extension to the campaign to garner support from those wishing for a different world, to stand up for what is right in the face of rich, powerful, dangerously imposing industries. Do the Math ends SCEG’s film screening series for the year at Surf City Plaza, Beach Road in Torquay. Check out what else SCEG is up to at sceg.org. au and join the Australian movement at 350.org.au.

Do The Math is screening as part of the SCEG film series.

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Stimulate senses doing DAFT INSPIRED by the inception of Bell Street Fiesta last year, Drink Arts Food Torquay (DAFT) has evolved as an event that expresses the love of music, art, food and wine. DAFT will be holding events around Torquay including the Bell Street Fiesta on October 11-13. The cumulative celebration of the good things in life begins with the degustation evening on October 11 at RACV Resort Torquay. Not for the faint hearted, five courses will be matched with local wine and assembled by award winning chefs to be hosted by Rita Erlich. Ms Erlich is one of the best known food and wine writers in Australia and the chefs have an impressive accumulation of Chef’s Hats and awarded restaurants. DAFT committee member Miranda Millen is driven to place Torquay on the festival map. “This region has many excellent events. “The Apollo Bay Folk Festival, Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival, Angelsea Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Portarlington Mussel Festival. “As the biggest town in the Surf Coast Shire it’s time for us to make our mark and be known for years to come as a mix between a mini St Kilda Festival and Melbourne Food and Wine. “This is a jam packed weekend and we want the town buzzing with locals and tourist getting involved.” DAFT aspires to bring people together who appreciate culinary delights, auditory and visual

look come and enjoy a selection of fine wines with Jon Helmer of corks CREW Cellars and local winemaker Michael Clayden of ‘Sum of the few’ wines.

sensations, to explore together the fine creative parts of the whole. The Torquay Music, Eat and Drink local trail event will also be held on October 11. A bus tour will visit a range of Torquay gigs – download a bus map for pickup and drop off locations. Find all the venues on the website. Bell Street Fiesta will be held on October 12 from 11am-4pm. Head online to daftorquay.com for the complete DAFT calendar of events and to purchase tickets.

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BANDS +EATS /THE ARTS

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THE last term holidays are nearly over. The children are back at school next week and will probably be spending part of their class time day dreaming about the Christmas holidays, which will be upon us before we know it. It’s approaching exam time for many, and with that thought in mind, I want to share some healthy “brain food” ideas for students of all ages as they approach that final hurdle be it VCE, year 11 or the transition from primary to secondary school. So much has been written and discussed in regard to the ever-growing problem of child obesity. Am I being totally unrealistic when I suggest that poor eating habits can be sourced back to a single word – no...? By that I mean that regardless of the pester-power gauge, surely the role of parents is to monitor, lead by example and provide a healthy and safe environment for their offspring? It worries me that the future will see a health system unable to cope with children who have grown into oversized adults – with all the inherent health problems associated with being overweight – heart disease, diabetes and so on. The domino effect of hospital resources

being taken up by patients whose illnesses and diseases relate to a lifetime of eating all the wrong foods just about makes my blood boil. Sorry if I am over simplifying the case, and I realise it is not quite so straightforward to make radical changes to eating habits which are ingrained. But I am on my high horse about this issue and believe that we simply must make changes. What will you do to begin to turn around poor eating habits? What an irony that in countries such as ours we have access to wonderful produce, the prospect of eating well is so achievable, while in so many countries famine and malnutrition are the norm. It is encouraging to see the initiative taken by schools now with their kitchengarden programs – inspired by the example set by people such as Stephanie Alexander – to make the growing, preparing, and sharing of nutritious food an adventure, fun and delicious to children’s palates. We need a modern day Popeye – a children’s television, film or story book character who becomes the new “happymeal” model for little tackers. Aggressive junk food marketing techniques could equally be used to become the new pester-

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BACK TO SCHOOL BRAIN FOOD

power tool for eating well. It obviously works – but at least the little ones would be craving for and developing healthy food choices. One major supermarket chain won an award for promoting healthy food choices with an advertisement depicting a girl enjoying five fingers of fruit, vegetables and cheese. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, why not try a couple of these treats to provide healthy snacks in the lunch box. Lunch box envy for all the good reasons should be your aim! Dr Harry’s Health Balls are so easy to make – simply combine equal proportions of say four types of dried fruits – sultanas, apricots, dates, pears – chopped fairly finely in the food processor. Form these into walnut sized balls and roll in desiccated coconut – they need nothing else to hold them together. Of course it goes without saying that to last the distance of busy school routines, you must start the day with a good, wholesome “brain-food” muesli – make your own with lots of nuts, honey, dried fruits – and you’ll be bounding over those last hurdles! Let the race begin for a healthier generation! Make your motto Everything in Moderation!

Quick Energy Bar INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup digestive biscuits 1 cup shredded coconut 2 cups chocolate bits 1 x 450 gram tin condensed milk 1 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup rolled oats

METHOD Preheat oven to 180C. Place butter in a 35 by 25 centimetre baking tray, lined with baking paper. Melt this in the oven for one minute. Spread one cup crushed digestive biscuits over the melted butter. Cover this layer with one cup of shredded coconut and chocolate bits. (Before you start grimacing, chocolate in moderation is very good for you and this is meant to be a bit of an energy hit – perhaps as an after school snack before settling into homework or study!) Pour the condensed milk over and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and spread chopped walnuts and rolled oats over the slice, gently pressing these down. Allow to cool in the tray and cut into individual bars. If these last a week I‘ll be surprised, but they freeze well.

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Delve into creative Lord of the strings to strum in Lorne performance prose BY RACHEL DELANY PLAYWRIGHT Janet Brown will be facilitating her workshop, Writing for Performance, at Anglesea Community House beginning October 23. The classes will be held in the evenings from 7-9.30pm, and will run weekly for eight weeks. Ms Brown is an established playwright with many years of experience in theatre and performance writing. “It will be fun to be able to run these evening classes, and make the course more available for people who find it difficult to take day time classes,” she said. “It’s one of the benefits of winter being over that everyone emerges again in the lovely spring evenings. “This course is for creative writers, aspiring playwrights and those wishing to pursue creative performance ideas.” Ms Brown’s works have been presented in Melbourne by La Mama at the Carlton Courthouse and her recent plays have also toured the Surf Coast and Geelong. Ms Brown said the workshop will focus on all types of theatre and film. “We will have some terrific guest speakers who are involved in performance, including other writers, actors, directors and choreographers. “Creative people always benefit from sharing ideas and experiences.”

Writing for Performance will provide an opportunity for writers to develop solid understanding around building creative concepts. It will help writers extend their work by trying out new ideas and using the class as a sounding board. Ms Brown is also producing the short film of her script Water, Water directed by Iris Walshe Howling. Her novel The Shaded Side was published in 2003 and her short stories and essays are published in anthologies and literary journals in Australia and the US. The cost of the workshop is $75 or $65 concession. For more information and to enrol, phone Anglesea Community House on 5263 2116 or email courses@anglesea.org.au.

Playwright Janet Brown is holding a workshop in Anglesea.

Matthew Fagan is getting up the pluck to perform in Lorne and Apollo Bay.

FRESH from recording in America, Matthew Fagan will present new and familiar works on the 10-string guitar, Celtic steel string guitar and Maton ukulele in Lorne and Apollo Bay in August. Fagan is renowned for his virtuosity and versatility on guitar and always surprises audiences with his original arrangements and modern interpretation of a repertoire which spans many eras and cultures. His music ranges from Spanish classical and flamenco, Celtic, Latin American, world music, new age/ambient music to blues, bluegrass, rock and contemporary music Fagan has toured with an array of the world’s greats, including Natalie Cole, the original Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly. “Matthew is the best guest artist that I have ever toured with,” Billy Connolly commended. Fagan will be at Qdos Arts and Sculpture Park, Allenvale Road Lorne on October 12 at 8.15pm with dinner available at 6.15pm for Lord of the Strings a guitar and ukulele concert. Tickets cost $25 or $50 family (two adults and two children), $10 for a child under 16, for children under 3 entry is free. Phone 5289 1989, email qdos@iprimus.com. au, or visit qdosarts.com. Fagan is appearing at St Aidens Anglican Church, Nelson Street, Apollo Bay on October 13 at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased by phoning 0438 881 985, or email mjb2fagan@gmail.com or at the door.

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growlers blair & josh

growlers earl & kahlee

growlers leah & charlotte

growlers rick & leah

Kid’s market first birthday celebration BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Surf Coast Baby and Kid’s Market is celebrating their first birthday with another huge market on Saturday. Co-organiser Vicki Penrice said there are lots of celebratory surprises in store this time around. “As it’s our first birthday we have many treats for the kids, jumping castles, the Lions Club train, cupcake stall, and the Lions Club sausage sizzle along with many giveaways and special offers to enjoy. “The first 100 kids through the door will be given a first birthday celebration gift bag, filled with treats and local special offers kindly donated by local businesses.” This will be the last Surf Coast Baby and Kid’s Market this year with many regular stallholders and a range of new stalls to shop in time to be organised for Christmas. Ms Penrice said everyone can expect the same great market but a different location with the event moving to Grant Pavilion, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay, behind the new council offices on the Surf Coast Highway. “This will be our temporary location until we are able to secure a permanent venue, also note that the market will be held on a Saturday morning this time! “Don’t forget to complete the colouring competition on this page and bring it with you – every child who hands in the colouring comp will be given a small gift and all entries will go into the draw for a major prize.” The Surf Coast Baby and Kid’s Market will be held on October 5 from 9am to 1pm, entry is $3 for adults and kids get in free. Email surfcoastbkm@hotmail.com for more information.

Indiana McDonald, 4, gets a butterfly face painting from Ingrid Wood at the Surf Coast Baby and Kids Market.

Kids!

Colour in this picture for a chance to win a great prize at the Surf Coast Baby and Kid’s Market on Saturday October 5 from 9am1pm at the Grant Pavilion Community Hub – 1 Merrijig Drive Torquay (behind the new council offices). Simply colour in the picture and bring it along to the market this weekend, hand it in and the winners will be decided on the day. Winners will be notified by email. All children who enter will receive a small prize! Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Age: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Stage set for contemporary dance debut BY TIFFANY PILCHER GEELONG’S Blink Dance Company is set to debut their first feature production, The Red Tree at Shenton Performing Arts Centre tonight. The contemporary dance performance is an adaptation of the illustrated picture book by acclaimed artist Shaun Tan. Artistic director Lyndel Quick said she has always thought the story would translate well on stage. “Each page is a distinct imaginary world describing the journey of a young girl as she passes helplessly through many dark moments yet ultimately finds something hopeful at the end. The book has minimal text and we use media projection to help tell the story, but the focus is essentially on the movement.” Ms Quick and the cast of seven performers have been working on the production for five months with

a media designer, installation artist and puppeteers. She said she is excited to be creating professional level dance theatre in Geelong with local performers. “Contemporary dance is massive in Melbourne, but Geelong choreographers have not had many platforms to enable them to develop as artists, to make new work, to take risks. Times have changed, Geelong has changed and audiences are now expecting more.” Blink Dance Company will present The Red Tree at Shenton Performing Arts Centre, corner of Ryrie and Garden Streets, East Geelong on October 3-5 at 8pm and a matinee performance will also be held on October 5 at 2pm. Artworks related to The Red Tree will be exhibited in the gallery space from 7.30pm. For bookings contact GPAC on 5225 1200 or book online at gpac.org.au.

Blink Dance Company’s (L-R) Fiona Luca, Ebony Wakefield, Bec Fairey, Lyndel Quick and Jess Lesosky rehearse for their debut performance of The Red Tree tonight.

2013 Surf Coast Relay For Life Yes, the Surf Coast Relay For Life is on again!!

When Weekend of November 30 - December, 1 2013

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Polwarth Oval, Merrijig Drive, Torquay Relaying with friends, family and strangers over the weekend brings laughter and camaraderie. We support each other and share experiences. Register a Relay For Life Team and have fun while raising funds for cancer research and support services. Visit the Relay For Life website at http://www.relayforlife.org.au/ For further local information contact: Naomi Young, Relay Co-ordinator 9635 5000, 0427 731 858 or Darrel Brewin, Chair Surf Coast Relay For Life 5261 5229, 0417 185 071


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Due to increased demand for space we are now only accepting Not For Profit Organisations and free community events. Guidelines have been introduced to ensure events advertised are not ones purely serving business purposes. Emails must be received by Tuesday noon the week before the event.

AIREYS INLET

CLIFTON SPRINGS

Anglican Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Uniting Church service 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au

Spring Creek Community House

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

For more information phone 5261 2583 or www. springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au M.A.P (Morning Activity Programme for Kids & Parents) Mondays – 9:30am-10am Little da Vinci’s 3-5 years old Tuesdays – 9:30am-10am Bells & Beats 0-5years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Tiny Dancers 3-5 years old Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. Taking Enrolments for New Courses for Term 4 2013: Cert III Business Admin Medical ¬– Starting the week of October 28th Cert III Aged Care-Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm from 21st Oct Wellbeing & Meditation with Nikki – Mondays 1pm-2pm from 14th October (gold coin donation) New Tricks part II – Wednesdays 10.30am- 12.30pm from 16th October Special Events Red Cross Community Will Service – Get your will made for just $75, Tuesday 15th October 9am-4pm. By appointment only – Call 1800 649 685 or email bequests@redcross.org.au to book.

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Bellarine Community Health

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn

Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre

MONDAYS The Springs T.O.W.N Club Inc.

Mondays – 10am Exercises. Tuesdays – 9am Table tennis, 7pm Bowls. Wednesdays – 9am Concert practice, 1pm Cards & Bowls, 7pm Bingo. Thursdays – 9am Table tennis, 1pm Bowls. Fridays – 10am Exercises, 1pm Bingo. Saturdays – 9am Line Dance, 1pm Bowls.

9.15am at the Church Hall in High Street Contact Mary on 5251 3763 or Jan on 0403 221 737

Portarlington Neighbourhood House

TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library

ANGLESEA

4pm-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries to Alison on 0438 224 468

6th October Seniors/Community Dinner 6pm at the Anglesea Bowls Club Bookings 0499 856 613 or 5263 1229

FORREST Neighbourhood House

14th October Anglesea & District Community House AGM

For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: gbrew@swarh.vic.gov.au

5pm Entrance 4 RSVP 5263 2116 or admin@anglesea.org.au

Anglesea Community House Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or courses@anglesea.org.au Free Tax Return Preparation from July-October. You must earn under $50,000

FRESHWATER CREEK 5th October Ballroom Dancing

Open from 10.30am to 1pm at 5a McMillan Street. Meets every second Thursday of the month at 10am.

LEOPOLD Bellarine Community Health

SATURDAYS Anglesea Community Garden 10am every Saturday and working bee every 1st Saturday of the month. Community Hub, McMillan Street. Contact Winsome on 0413 946 343

APOLLO BAY SUNDAYS Farmers Market Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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BARWON HEADS SUNDAYS Open Mic for youth, under 21’s 3pm-5.30pm on every 2nd month. Barwon Heads Hotel Bristo. Call Jill on 0431 606 476

SATURDAYS Community Market Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.

11am at Uniting Church, Cnr Anglesea and School Road. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

CLIFTON SPRINGS Clifton Springs Garden Club Meets 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month Drysdale Uniting Church Call Lorraine 5251 1660

20th October Organ & Chamber Music Concert

Prostate Support Group

4pm at the Queenscliff Uniting Church Phone 5258 2854 or 0478 611 481

Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862

Bellarine Community Health

SEXUALLY EXPLICIT ENTERTAINMENT MAY OFFEND

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Senior Citizens 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Mondays – Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist. Tuesdays – 1:15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker. Thursdays – 1pm Card Games and snooker. As well as lots of other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996.

TH HURSDAYS TOPLESS BARMAID TOPL LESS MEGA STRIP DANCERS IN MIC CRO BARELYTHERE COSTUMES THURSDAY’S JU UST GOT A LITTLE NAUGHTY!!

ST LEONARDS Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

TORQUAY

Buddhist Philosophy classes Mon 7.30pm-8.30pm, Tues 11am-12pm Healing Meditation Tues 1-2pm Meditation Fri 11am-12pm Upcoming events: Open Day September Sunday 8th 10am-4pm All Welcome Women in Spirit September 22nd 2-8pm Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

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13th October Torquay Scout Group Billy Cart Race and Car Boot Sale Registration 8.30am Torquay Scout Hall in Spring Creek Reserve Contact Jenny on 0419 388 646 or biz@moonmother.com.au

MONDAYS Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lion’s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Yvonne on 5261 9120

Xtreme KidZ Club for primary school aged kids 3.30-5.30pm at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay www.salvos.org.au/torquay

THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy 10.30am-12.30 weekly S C Community House, 14 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 52647484

Free meetings Torquay Philosophy 2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market 8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

SUNDAYS Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay

Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com

WINCHELSEA 1st-4th November Art & Photography Show 7.30pm at the Globe Theatre Entry forms Jeanette 0409 418 766

Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@ gmail.com

Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse Street. Introduction to Microsoft word, Workplace First Aid, Asthma Training, Cheese Making, Intro to Social Media, Floristry, Hare Krishna Cooking. For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au

CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It Charity raising money for our local children with cancer If you can get sponsored to lose weight or get fit Then CLU needs YOU! www.facebook.com/CluGeelong

Annual Art & Photography Show Entry forms are now available for show to be held on 1st-4th November Contact Norma on 5267 2243

19 Peter Street, Grovedale 52 431480 (Off the Surfcoast Hwy) • Newspapers • Magazines • Darrell Lea • Hallmark Cards • Post Office (Open 5 1/2 Days) • Tattslotto • Printer Cartridges • Phone Credit

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Double Mega Strip

ALL OUR LOVELY LADIES ON STAGE AT THE SAME TIME NON STOP PODIUMS & LIVE FEATURE SHOWS ALL NIGHT

ISABELLE DELTORE LIVE

Friday October 18th DOORS OPEN 7PM TILL LATE

6.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall. Enquiries Judy & Peter 5258 3508 or Denise 5258 4574

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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18th October The Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale Oxfam Group Annual Dinner

DrolKar Buddhist Centre

SUNDAYS Uniting Church Worship

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, Bookings essential Phone 5258 3440 or info@maritimequeenscliffe.org.au.

1pm at the St Wilfids Anglican church, cnr Surfcoast Hwy and Lower Duneed Road. Enquiries Anne 5264 1092

PARAPARAP

BELLBRAE

QUEENSCLIFF 24th September to 3rd October Search for Pirate Benito’s Treasure

6th October Festival of St Francis Blessing of the Animals

OCEAN GROVE

9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month

FRIDAYS Port Produce

“Scones, Lamingtons & Chocolate Roll” 1pm-3pm at the Queenscliff Senior Citizens club. Free but bookings essentials 5258 1377

Bellarine Community Health

SATURDAYS Community Market

Monday: Canasta/Bolivia, Family Tree Group, Chair Yoga & Funky Monday Singing Group Tuesday: Card Making, Art Group, One on One Computer Help & Line Dancing for Beginners, Harmonica Wednesday: Music for Parents & Pre-Schoolers, Drawing & Sketching for Fun, Dog Training & Crochet/Knitting Group Thursday: Canasta/Bolivia, Dog Training, DVD Stretching & Tai Chi, Guitar for Primary Students / Guitar for Adults Friday: Back to School for Seniors Fortnightly: Philosophy Cafe Monthly: Book Club, Port Snappers Camera Club, Bird Watching Group & Gardening Group The Portarlington Neighbourhood House, enquiries: 5259 2290 / www.portnh.org.au

8:30am-11:30am at Portarlington Primary School. For more information contact Helen 0432 518 014.

8pm-midnight at the Freshwater Creek Hall Enquiries 5264 5169

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS Family History Research Library

TORQUAY

Bellarine Community Health

9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm www.buybellarine.com.au

SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service

POINT LONSDALE

Bellarine Community Health

28 Little Ryrie St, Geelong. 03 5221 8439

www.acsstriptease.com.au

PARTIES DRESS UPS FESTIVALS DANCING KINDERS G SINGIN PLAYGROUPS ARTS & CRAFTS

Contact Brooke for an information package E: brooke@willowstarentertainment.com

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Many Capricorns are style icons like Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, Diane Keaton and Kate Moss. With Pluto in your sign, your personal style is gradually evolving so that it better expresses the real you. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also time to reassess your career. Are you pursuing your professional dreams and heading in the right direction? If not, then some smart adjustments may be necessary.

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sun/Uranus opposition activates your rebellious side, as you push against perceived rules and restriction. Attached Rams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful weekend to let your partner know how much you really care. Show them that, beneath the bravado of the Aries warrior, beats the heart of a true romantic! Singles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; look for true love with a lusty Leo or a lively Libran.

Crabs can easily collapse in a heap after a setback. But, with buoyant Jupiter now jumping through your sign until July 2014 itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to bounce back as you put a positive spin on perceived failures; pick yourself up; and keep heading towards higher ground. Be inspired by birthday great, the writer Truman Capote â&#x20AC;&#x153;failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.â&#x20AC;?

The new moon heralds that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a hot new hairstyle; a makeup makeover; or a stylish wardrobe update. The stars also emphasise that being in a relationship doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to come at the expense of your personal identity. The challenge is to get the balance right between give and take. Just make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not doing all the giving, and others all the taking!

Bulls detest disruptions, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be plenty this week, as Uranus turns your usual schedule upside down. You need to inject some fresh ideas and friends into your regular routine. Plus the new moon shines a bright spotlight on health issues. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for hedonistic Bulls to leap off the couch and lift weights rather than cream buns as you get your body moving again.

The sun opposes Uranus this week, which boosts your restless, rebellious side â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and your bossy, controlling streak. Plus, with the new moon lighting up your communication zone, resist the temptation to jump in and hog the conversation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for less talking and a lot more listening! As birthday great Truman Capote wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;a conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue.â&#x20AC;?

Scorpios are often drawn to extreme views, black and white thinking and confrontational communication. But the Libran new moon encourages you to take a more balanced approach, as you contemplate the subtle shades of grey within each situation. You can also expect flashes of ESP, an insightful dream or a fateful deja-vu meeting with someone special.

Friday will be full of drama and surprises, as the sun/Uranus opposition revs up your rebellious nature. Just make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a rebel with a worthwhile cause! Attached Aquarians â&#x20AC;&#x201C; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a passionate mood but consider the needs of your partner, not just your own. Sick of being single? Look for someone who respects your Aquarian need for autonomy and adventure.

Keep on your toes this week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when it comes to children and teenagers. Expect surprises, hiccups and hijinks along the way. And have some of your friendships lost their sparkle? Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to link up with a creative new crowd? If you have to make a decision about work or your future direction be sure to balance intellectual reasoning with intuitive insights.

The new moon stimulates your money zone, so you need to review financial matters and get up-to-date with detailed paperwork. The sun/moon Libra emphasis could also see virtuous Virgos overdose on trying to be absolutely perfect. Remember - perfection is a goal not a destination. Looking for your soul mate? True love could be as close as the boy or girl next door.

Dream big dreams Sagittarius, as the new moon highlights your hopes and wishes zone. But make sure your creative plans arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just surface gloss and glamour. Plenty of elbow grease and the cooperation of others is required if you want to turn your dreams into reality. You crave excitement and are impatient for change, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

Creativity and compassion are high as you express yourself artistically, or help someone in need. Avoid making impulsive money moves on Friday, when Uranus stirs up your finance zones. The new moon promises exciting developments to do with lust or loot. Some flirtatious Fish can look forward to a hot new romance or a revitalised old one but there will be strings attached.

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Healthy alternatives with Happy Herbs BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Happy Herb Shop has sprung up in Torquay, offering a wide range of organic herbs, teas, tinctures and tonics to maximise health, vitality and wellbeing. The locally owned store is a franchise of the Happy Herb Company which is spreading their herb-based health ethos far and wide with more than 50 stores across Australia and the USA. Owners Sarah Bradford and John Walsh said the new Torquay store stocks more than 100 herbs to assist with a range of health issues from improving energy, relieving stress and aiding relaxation, to libido boosters, healthful detoxification and party alternatives. “The company’s mission statement is ‘promoting the appreciation, information, benefits, culture, use and availability of all natural plants and herbs’ which sums up our priorities of herbal education and addiction solutions,” Mr Walsh said. “Herbs would have been much more prevalent in our diet many years ago and now many people are missing out on their health benefits and the micronutrients they offer. “A lot of people are disillusioned with mainstream options and we want to give them the opportunity to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing through safe and non-addictive alternatives”. Herbal solutions are also available for addictions to tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opiate, amphetamine and benzodiazepine. The herbs and blends are selected to aid physical recovery and reduce the desire to use habit-forming or harmful drugs. Ms Bradford said their romance and aphrodisiac herbs have been hugely popular with men and women of all ages. “They can also be used to help with balancing hormones so they’re particularly useful for women with menopausal or other hormonal issues.” The Happy Herb Shop places an emphasis on ethically sourced superfoods and raw food vegan

Happy Herb Shop owners Sarah Bradford and John Walsh are pleased to welcome everyone to their new Torquay store.

products to assist health and fitness. Additionally, the store offers a range of non-toxic, cosmetic and body hemp oil products, a range of hemp clothing and accessories. Complementing the Happy Herb Shop’s passion for natural health is a selection of books, magical spell kits, incense, flower essences and more. Mr Walsh said they support locally produced items where possible and they’re looking forward to

plugging into the Torquay community. “We’ve had great experiences using these herbs and it has been a personal passion of ours for a long time, so we want to remind people of the power of herbs and bring their benefits back into the public consciousness. “We knew there was an arty, alternative beach culture down here and wanted to tap into that and create a community hub.”

The Happy Herb Shop is a not just for profit enterprise. “We also donate 10 per cent of our turnover to community and health projects and plant activism,” Mr Walsh said. The Happy Herb Shop is located on the corner of Anderson Street and The Esplanade, Torquay, or visit the Geelong store at 89 Ryrie Street, Geelong.

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Find your balance with Om Psychology BY TIFFANY PILCHER RICHARD Bennett has worked all over the world as a leading sports, surf and performance psychologist and has recently returned to Jan Juc to open his new practice, Om Psychology. His groundbreaking work in surf psychology saw him become the first psychologist to work internationally on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour and author the book The Surferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mind. Mr Bennett was the principal psychologist for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and 2012 London Paralympic Games and a team psychologist for the last two Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010

Vancouver Winter Olympics. Though his incredible work in sport psychology has been widely noted, Mr Bennett also has much experience in general psychology and mental health, so his skills are applicable to all types of performance and life experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am able to assist with sport, artistic, business and career, education, family and relationship performance as well as personal adversities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; any domain of life where a person or group wants to achieve a deeper level of happiness, wellbeing and success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Performance psychology is all about understanding oneself and the performance domain, optimising natural talent, enhancing areas of

improvement and cultivating a sound, harmonious support system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developing a meaningful process of reflection for learning and action is also key. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have found applying the practical basis of performance psychology more widely with students, teachers, business persons and parents to be highly effective and enlightening.â&#x20AC;? Mr Bennett is available for individual sessions, group sessions and guest speaking. For appointments call the Jan Juc Chiropractic and Sports Clinic, 1 Stuart Avenue Jan Juc on 5264 7477. Mr Bennett also works with clients on site at clubs, schools, workplaces or other venues. For enquiries call Richard Bennett on 0407 304 845.

Jan Juc Chiropractic and Sports Clinic owners (L-R) Dr Peter Smith and Briony Smith are pleased to welcome renowned performance psychologist Richard Bennett of Om Psychology to the clinic.

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Expo BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Surf Coast and Bellarineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading health practitioners are coming together to share their expertise at the first ever Health Fitness and Wellbeing Expo in Ocean Grove on October 13. The expo will showcase practitioners and

professionals from the across the region and people will have the opportunity to explore the variety of health care available in their local area. There will also be entertaining and educational demonstrations held throughout the day as well as gift bags, giveaways, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; entertainment and healthy food will be available to purchase.

Expo participants (L-R) Kim Dahl-Henshaw of Consider It Done Business and Event Services, Bettina Wren of Bettina Wren Naturopathy, Penny Tomkinson of Step Into Life, Adrienne Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alessandro of Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine and Alicia Crook of Ocean Grove Remedial Massage.

Participating practitioner Adrienne Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alessandro of Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine said the expo will provide a great forum for both mainstream and holistic healing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be great for people to have the chance to make enquiries and discuss different forms of treatment in an open environment without feeling pressured in any way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really looking forward to it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really positive thing to be able to assist with pain and some people have had issues for many years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be a fantastic way for those people to explore new options they may have never heard of before.â&#x20AC;? Ms Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alessandro said a number of the participating practitioners are able to treat the same ailments in different ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If one form of treatment is not working we can discuss options for what else is available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming to make this a one stop shop for improved health and wellbeing.â&#x20AC;? The expo is a not for profit event and all proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life. The Bellarine Health Seminarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Expo will be held on October 13 at the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre, Shell Road, Ocean Grove from 10am to 2pm. Head to hfwexpo.weebly.com to get involved or for more information.

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Vision report calls for a new APProach to eye testing NEW research reveals more than one million Australians have never had their eyes tested, despite the majority (86 per cent) admitting sight is the one sense it would be most difficult to live without. Commissioned by OPSM, the Question Your Vision Report 2013 provides an eye-opening snapshot of Australians’ attitudes and behaviours towards eye health. The results show that Australians are far from diligent when it comes to keeping their eye health in check, with one in three adults not having had an eye test in the past two years, as recommended. Worryingly, 37 per cent of parents have never had their children’s eyes tested. Rowan Prendergast, principal optometrist at OPSM Waurn Ponds, said “regular eye tests are critical for all Australians, especially children in their developmental years, to check both the health of their eyes and general wellbeing”. “The misconception is that only those who have corrective eyewear need to have their eyes tested, however, eye tests can also pick up on eye diseases such as glaucoma, as well as indicators for broader health issues such as diabetes”. The OPSM Question Your Vision Report 2013 uncovered that lack of time (27 per cent) is one of the most significant barriers to getting regular eye tests, with Gen Y (38 per cent), parents (34 per cent) and full-time workers (33 per cent) the most likely to say there’s not enough time. An equally significant barrier is the perceived cost of an eye test (27 per cent), despite the fact that a standard eye test can be bulk-billed once every two years. In light of this new research, OPSM has launched the OPSM Eye Check App; a fast and free way for Australians to get a better understanding of their vision. The OPSM Eye Check App takes users

through a series of screenings for Near Distance, Contrast Sensitivity, Distance Vision, Astigmatism and Colour Vision in about two to three minutes. The innovative app can help Australians gauge if they may have an issue with any of these areas of their vision, and book an eye test at their local OPSM store directly from the app. The app is not a substitute for a full eye test with an optometrist. The new research results also showed that most people (59 per cent) have experienced difficulties reading or seeing everyday items. Seeing street signs clearly (26 per cent) and reading the newspaper (26 per cent) were the

most common challenges. Furthermore, one in three people (34 per cent) have experienced an embarrassing situation due to poor eyesight, including not recognising someone they’ve met before (19 per cent), ignoring an acquaintance because they couldn’t see them properly (16 per cent) and trying to unlock the wrong car (12 per cent). The new OPSM Eye Check App is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store or Google. To book an eye check, download the app, visit OPSM Waurn Ponds, phone 5243 9288 or book online at opsm.com.au.

Additional OPSM Question Your Vision report findings: • One in ten Victorians have never had their eyes tested • Lack of time is the most significant barrier for getting regular eye tests for Victorians (25 per cent), followed by cost (23 per cent) • Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of Victorians struggle to read the specials boards in restaurants • One in five Victorians (20 per cent) have ignored an acquaintance in the street and had trouble recognising someone they’ve met before (21 per cent), both higher figures than other states.

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Free Nia Dance Next Wednesday for Mental Health Week Nia is a combination of 3 dance arts, 3 martial arts and 3 healing arts. It is a dynamic barefoot dance practice set to a funky global beat. Based on the premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, dance has the capacity to create amazing shifts on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. In honour of Mental Health week Ginny West is offering a free Nia class on Wednesday October 9th at Bellbrae Hall 9.30-10.30am. “Because dance works on right-left brain function it helps people to integrate new ways of thinking, problem-solving and joyful self-expression. The first

principle of Nia is the joy of movement. The feel good endorphins released in Nia have an amazing capacity to change the way you feel, look, think and live.” Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can change your life; getting together with community, letting any worries go and releasing pent up emotions through selfexpression and creativity can bring about positive personal growth and change. “There has been a lot of study on the neuroplasticity of the brain recently that show we can all make changes to the way we respond to stress, anxiety or depression by changing the way we think and do things. Dance in particular has

a vital contribution to make to rewiring the brain. It is regarded as being the best exercise prevention for Alzheimer’s and Dementia available” On Saturday October 19th there will be a Nia Dance Jam held in Torquay when Nia teachers and students from around Victoria gather together for a night of joy and laughter. The jam is at the TIA Hall from 6.30-9pm and is $15 entry including a light supper. All funds raised will go to Alzheimer’s Care and Prevention Programs. For full class, retreat and workshop timetable call Ginny on 0413 596 784 or visit the events page at wildlotus.com.au.

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Fluro Friday fun to avoid funk BY ALI DEANE IF YOU have ridden a wave you’ll be familiar with the positive feelings of being in the ocean, and no matter what kind of day you’re having, just one wave can put a smile on your face. A new movement, One Wave Is All It Takes, has been hitting beaches up north since February, pulling people together to share the fun of surfing, and at the same time raise awareness and support for anyone experiencing depression or “funk” disorders. Anglesea surfer Sam Suendermann decided she wanted to bring the concept to the Surf Coast, so created the first Victorian event, which saw a group of surfers hit Jan Juc beach last Friday, decked out in fluoro clothes, and various surf craft; even a blow up pool. The idea was to bring a board, some fluorescent attire and as many mates as possible; to get the Surf Coast community together to create awareness and help those with mental illnesses. “At some time in our lives I think we are touched by someone who is having a bit of a funk... whether it

be ourselves going through a tough patch, our family, or our friends,” Suendermann said. “Surfing just one wave is sometimes enough to turn it all around and focus on something positive. “As surfers we just need to get in the ocean, and to make it even better, why not dress up in crazy stuff.” Suendermann created the event on Facebook, and had no idea how many people would turn up. “We all rocked up at the same time, it was just crazy, all in fluoro, and everyone was smiling and laughing. “I’m keen to see it all around Australia. “It feels good to focus on the positive things about surfing, and it was a bit of fun.” One Wave events have been taking place weekly in Manly, Bondi and Byron Bay. Join in the fun of Fluro Friday at Jan Juc beach every Friday from about 3pm to 5pm, remember to bring your brightest fluoro clothes, zinc and surfboards. Join the online Fluro Friday community on Facebook to stay up to date with news and events on Facebook.

Fluro surfers were out in force last week, all in the name of fun, supporting your mates and spreading awareness on mental illness. Photo: GINNY WERNER

Health benefits to earning the daily dollar BY ALI DEANE

Communication Business Coach from Mira’s Creations Mira Williams is a keynote speaker at 7 Keys to Winning that Job Interview; a community and business networking event at Surf World Museum next week.

AN event in Torquay next week will explore the importance of being connected and feeling like you count, often experienced through paid work. As part of Mental Health Week, 7 Keys to Winning that Job Interview – a community and business networking event – will be held at Surf World Museum, featuring keynote speakers Mira Williams, a Communication Business Coach from Mira’s Creations, and Matthew Luttrell, ESA Manager at Tracy the Placement People. The event will explore the driving forces behind seeking a job, building a team and how this measures up with personal values.

Learn how to get that interview, create a change in current job selection and hiring strategies, and secure the job you want. Learn the skills to network with businesses and stakeholders, build your own personal brand, and find answers to your questions. According to Ms Williams, the importance of a routine is paramount in having a purpose to each day and a place to go to connect with other people to build lasting relationships and promote wellbeing. Being connected through work is also a vital link in the steps toward recovery from an underlying anxiety or depressive disorder. “Employment is a gift that can satisfy the core needs of being connected and counting, and enriches

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Rodney and Eric demonstrate road safety realities online VICROADS has released another online campaign targeting young drivers, featuring Rodney. Rodney’s House of Whacks encompasses four online videos, developed to tackle serious young driver road safety issues using a humorous and unlikely hero, Rodney. Rodney delivers the message through his backyard experiments with his neighbour Eric. The pair use anything they have at hand to explore some key road safety issues surrounding young drivers, including speeding, drink driving, distraction or not wearing a seatbelt. VicRoads director vehicle and road use policy James Holgate said viewers are in for a rude awakening as Rodney’s online videos expose the grim reality of taking risks behind the wheel. “Young drivers aged 18 to 25 years, are at greater risk of being killed than any other group of road users. “Inexperience, coupled with driver distraction and risky behaviour such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and drink driving, are key factors in many crashes.”

The unlikely duo deliver a series of important, hard-hitting road safety messages through their backyard experiments that leave absolutely nothing to the imagination. “Viewers are confronted with supposedly graphic images of the effects of road trauma, using Rodney’s home-made special effects and amateurish props including watermelons, skulls and bowling balls. “They deliver powerful road safety messages that show what could happen to a person’s body if they are involved in a crash,” Mr Holgate said. “The reality is we need a message that will resonate with young people. “If they are going to watch a road safety video at all, it needs to involve someone they can relate to.” Rodney and Eric are on a mission to bust the myths surrounding road safety. “Reality hits home when you see what can and does happen when you take risks on the road. The notion of not wearing a seatbelt because it’s only a short drive away is thrown out the window as Rodney shows you it can have dire consequences,” Mr Holgate said. Rodney’s House of Whacks uses comedy to deliver hard-hitting, confronting and shocking realities of inexperience on the road. “All it takes is a split second, that moment of distraction, whether it be reaching for your mobile phone or driving only a few kilometres over the speed

limit, for disaster to strike,” Mr Holgate said. “Rodney’s House of Whacks shows the viewer how one bad driving decision can have devastating consequences.” Earlier this year, the Victorian government released a new 10 year strategy, Victoria’s road safety strategy

2013-2022 to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads by more than 30 per cent. A key part of the first action plan is to target young drivers, who are at significantly higher risk than other road users. For more information visit roadsafety.vic.gov.au.

A scene from Rodney’s House of Whacks.

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LASHING rain and wind made driving challenging on the night of a recent driving workshop. They were the perfect conditions for VicRoads presenter Jae Strachan to talk about the journey young people make with their guardians in obtaining L plates and transitioning to a full licence. Young people from Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Deans Marsh, Lorne and Separation Creek came for the presentation at the Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12 College along with their guardian and school staff. Het Ramp from Lorne Community Hospital attended. “Following a great sausage sizzle, Jae Strachan from VicRoads delivered a lively presentation which included using a pack of cards, a flip chart of road

signs and chairs as car seats to demonstrate how distractions can affect a learner driver’s ability to manage the hazards of driving. “Ms Strachan stated that young people need to complete 70 minutes of driving a week for two years to reach the required 120 hours practice before they go for the P plate exam, so the sooner they get their L’s the better. “She encouraged parents/caregivers to think of themselves as coaches, not driving instructors, and suggested that professional driving instruction is of value when young people first start driving practice, and again in the final months leading up to going for their P plate exam.” Following the presentation a parent

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gave some feedback. “This has come at just the right time for my 16 year old son. He keeps talking about getting his L’s and now we both understand how important it is to start driving practice now,” she said. The evening was organised by the East Otway Road and Community Safety Group, a partnership between the Lorne Community Hospital, Lorne Police, Road Safe Barwon, VicRoads, Surf Coast Shire youth development and infrastructure staff, and local community members. VicRoads has an online resource for guardians and others who will be supervising a young person’s driving practice called Lessons from the Road. Head to vicroads.vic.gov.au for further details.


Thursday 3 October 2013

Letters

Not the majority view Dear Editor, Having belatedly become aware of the discriminatory and offensive ad placed by the “Sands Action Group” (Page 13, Surf Coast Times, September 20) it seems appropriate to point out that the views expressed there are not the views of the majority of Sands residents. We might prefer to have a hotel on site, but most people are aware that business considerations matter, and the way forward can only lie in reasoned and intelligent discussion and not in hysterical overreaction. I hope the people who placed that appalling ad will have the courage to identify themselves, to allow the rest of us to distance ourselves from their views. Karin Wiese Torquay

A Trickey situation Dear Editor, How disappointing to hear Graeme Tribe’s intention to take council’s decision to VCAT regarding the removal of three restrictive covenants on land within Ti-Tree Village. Should the decision from council to remove these covenants be overturned, what does this mean for the tourism and hospitality industries in Ocean Grove? Ti-Tree Village is an award winning establishment which has welcomed tourists to our town for over 40 years. The addition of The Bark Hut restaurant nine years ago was purposely built to further enhance tourism. It is the only establishment within Ocean Grove where guests can eat, drink and sleep. Council’s decision to remove these covenants are strictly for our land, not Ocean Grove in its entirety. Any future applications will be based on their individual merits. I fail to see how the lifting of the covenants within a tourist establishment will be detrimental to our town. Do Mr Tribe and Mr Linaker feel they are doing the town justice by not allowing these covenants to be lifted? All I see is that they both have little to no consideration for not only our family business, but the growth of Ocean Grove’s tourism industry. Ocean Grove is a tourist town with many surrounding wineries throughout the Bellarine Peninsula. How are restaurants able to showcase our local produce when no further liquor licenses can be issued? If The Bark Hut, a small 40-seat restaurant within a holiday resort is not permitted to obtain a liquor license, then Ocean Grove will remain deadlocked within the tourism/ hospitality growth as this will be the case for all future applications. We should be moving forward to stay competitive with neighbouring towns within our peninsula. Not reverting back to an 1800s prohibition law.

approval for renewal of The Bark Hut’s liquor licence, pending removal of covenants, organised pressure for no appeal from the community. And badly informed, too. It is argued the appeal would be not fair to the owners. As to The Bark Hut, there is something to be said on both sides, and COGG has made this as a test case on covenants and not on restaurants. The Bark Hut can have BYO for a restaurant without having even to ask for it. Appealing to the public requires reviewing the permit and The Bark Hut in Orton Street is a village food and drink premises grown into a restaurant/café located in a residential site, on a through road off the coastal route diverted from The Terrace. What shops and cafés can be allowed in Orton Street? Have a look. COGG has not presented this as the renewal of a prior permit, which it is, as everyone knows. Reopening, from being closed for its own reasons by the Liquor Commission, needs a rethink; perhaps in this case the establishment should be asked to comply with the Ocean Grove structure plan, before it is approved. We have been asked if we will appeal. But which do we want – a solution in the community, or in court? Graeme Tribe and Peter Linaker Ocean Grove

What people try in Ocean Grove Dear Editor, I never cease to be amazed at what people try on in Ocean Grove and get away with. We have a caravan park trying to get a long-standing covenant banning the sale of alcohol removed to build up The Bark Hut in a residential area, when we have hotels and top food catering and bottle shops close at hand. This covenant is much the same as in Box Hill, which was set up by town developers as a sensible planning for their future generations and to keep town reasonably dry. If council was smarter they would have a ballot like Box Hill and let Ocean Grove people have

a proper say in how their town is run not at the whim businesses, estate operators and local councillors’ whims. Covenants are not put on property as a whim, they are a proper planning tool of owners and proper council management which in Geelong, council is sadly lacking. Howard Timbury Ocean Grove

Syrians really need a hand Imagine houses in your street bombed and your neighbours left homeless. Imagine that every 17 seconds a fellow Australian is forced to flee in fear of their lives. This is all happening to the people of Syria, most of whom just wish to go to school, work and live a normal life. Children deserve to laugh, play, and learn each day without the constant threat of death or injury. Their parents, uncles and aunts deserve to have a roof over their heads. For many of us, Syria seems a long way away, though almost every night our TVs reveal pictures of almost unimaginable suffering. Every day over 3,000 volunteers and staff from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement put their lives on the line to assist those who need medical care, a place to sleep or something to eat. Syrian Arab Red Crescent is assisting at least two million people a month. The broader Red Cross Movement is also assisting tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. Help us to reach out a hand to the people of Syria so they can have at least the basics they need to live and survive through these terrible times. I urge you to donate to the Syrian Crisis Appeal, visit redcross.org.au/syriacrisis.

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ANGLESEA COMMUNITY HOUSE INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday 14 October 2013 5 McMillan Street, Anglesea (Entrance 4) 5.00 for 5.30 pm RSVP 7 October Ph. 5263 2116 or admin@anglesea.org.au Guest Speaker: Margaret Sheehan Refreshments will be served

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Sproule signs up to lead the Demons BY JAMES TAYLOR

Cody Robinson has his eye on the finals this week at the Rip Curl GromSearch, here he hits the lip at Bells Beach. Photo: ELLIOT GRAY

Huey turns it on for groms BY ALI DEANE GROMMETS will be out in force today at Jan Juc for the Rip Curl GromSearch, and the swell has arrived on time with five foot waves forecast. Local junior surfers like Cody Robinson, Zoe Clarke, Xavier Huxtable and Tully Wylie will all be looking for good results at their home break, against top juniors from around the country. On the line is a spot in the national finals in December on the Sunshine Coast, and a shot at surfing against the world’s best in the international final at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach over Easter. Robinson, 16, from Jan Juc said he was looking forward to coming up against the best, surfers like Kalani Ball, Monty Tait and Phillip Island’s Joe Van Dijk. “That pushes your surfing to the limits,” Robinson said. “It’s a big comp, and I know the lineup, but the

banks can change, and they’re all so good. “The GromSearch is such a good learning experience, people come from interstate you’ve never seen before, and that pushes your surfing more.” Robinson blitzed his way to the quarter finals at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head in July, undefeated in his first four rounds, and was recent runner up in the surfinginvictoria. com.au. Clip of the season, to Harry Mann. “I’d be happy to make the final and do well. I’ve only had the one good result so far this year, so I want to make this one count. I’ll just go through my heats, build a house and get my scores, then if I want to go for a score I might throw in some airs.” The Rip Curl GromSearch runs for three days, with the finals expected to take place on Saturday. Get down to Jan Juc beach today, Friday and Saturday, and head to surfingaustralia.com/vic for results and photo gallery.

Jan Juc’s Zoe Clarke surfed her way to third in the under 16 Girls Rip Curl GromSearch at Cronulla this week. Photo: SURFING NSW

NEW Portarlington senior coach Matthew Sproule is determined to make the side relevant again in the Bellarine Football League, and will look to the club’s youth to drive the Demons up the ladder. The 2013 Modewarre coach was offered and accepted a two-year deal earlier this week, and said work had already begun on putting together a team for next year. The Demons seniors had a winless season this year, and the reserves only won two of their 18 games. Portarlington won its last flag in 1992 and has not appeared in a grand final since 1994. Sproule – who is replacing Troy Beamond as senior coach – said he knew he had a lot of work to do. “At the moment, Portarlington are irrelevant to the competition. “We’re trying to find a team and trying to make it relevant. We want to be competitive and win respect for the club and for the town.” He said Portarlington would aim to build on its strengths in the junior ranks. “We’ve got some good kids, so we’ll develop what we’ve got. The under 16s and under 18s both went really well last year. “We’ll look to add some high quality players from around the region to help them out.” Like many other coaches and players, Sproule had a very short off-season before the preparation for 2014 began. “As soon as I signed, we started doing things straight away. “Training starts in mid-November, we’ll have 8-10 sessions before Christmas and we’ll try to get as fit as we possibly can. “As soon as the season finishes, you get maybe a week – two, tops – and then straight back into it just to keep players.” One of Sproule’s first official appearances as senior coach will be at the Demons’ annual general meeting, which will be held at the clubrooms in Portarlington Recreation Reserve, Sproat Street, Portarlington, on October 21.

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

Thursday 3 October 2013

WELL, here we are again in the middle of the school holidays. It’s that time again when Fisheries Victoria decides to provide a wealth of fun for kids during the school holidays by stocking local lakes with rainbow trout to help enhance the experience for kids of fishing within our region and throughout Victoria. Stocked lakes in our region include: • Seagull Lake, Geelong – 800 • St Augustines Waterhole, Geelong – 500 • Petobe Lake (Warrnambool) – 300 • Lethbridge Lake, Lethbridge – 250 • Bannockburn Lagoon, Bannockburn – 250 • Victoria Lakes, Ballarat – 400 • Calembeen Lake, Creswick – 200 • Cobden Lake, Cobden – 200 • Esmond Lake, Ballarat – 200 For more about the Family Fishing Lakes school holiday program, head to dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/ recreational-fishing/fish-stocking/school-holidaytrout-stocking. All of us who love our fishing know and understand the benefits that can be derived from getting out and casting a line. We understand the importance placed on teaching young people on how to learn to fish and become involved in experiencing the outdoors rather than being inside all the time on computers. We recently had the pleasure of taking some students from Belmont High School to fish in Spring Creek in Torquay, where we taught them the basics. About 50 students attended over a two-day period and experienced varying levels of success, but from what we saw the kids themselves enjoyed it and took great pleasure in the fact that at least some of their classmates caught fish even when they didn’t. All in all they certainly seemed to enjoy the experience as much as we did teaching them. My congratulations to Belmont High and the students involved for the way they listened, learnt and enjoyed their fishing experience.

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA

Still reports of some early snapper close in shore Lorne pier is still seeing couta, salmon and shark being caught Plenty of salmon are still being caught off beaches along the coast Painkalac Creek is producing some nice bream catches. For all the latest fishing news and all the right advice, drop by and see us and we will do our best to get you out there, fishing productively with the right gear and the right bait. Yes, we still sell fishing licences. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre, Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

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A few salmon and mullet being caught off the beaches Bream and mullet in the river Plenty of grass whiting in the harbour as well as the odd King George whiting Some nice gummies and flatties are being caught by those out in boats Some small mulloway have also been caught in Aire River. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen, who will be more then pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS

Barwon River is said to still be producing some trevally and salmon as well as mullet Still some salmon being caught off beaches with a few early snapper being caught offshore.

TORQUAY Salmon continue to be caught off local beaches Reports of early snapper continue by those out fishing in boats Some nice bream are being caught in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.

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St Leonards is still seeing whiting and calamari Swan Bay continues to produce plenty of garfish Point Lonsdale has salmon and some very nice garfish off the pier The White Lady has a few whiting and squid The creek still has some trevally, small salmon and mullet.

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Thursday 3 October 2013

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB ANGLESEA Golf Club has a big weekend coming up with a guest day on Saturday October 5 with 8am and 1pm shot gun starts $10 entry– all member’s guests are welcome and any guest without a handicap can play and will go into a draw for prizes on the day. All members and guests with handicaps will be competing for the Thoms Family Trophy. On the Sunday we have another shotgun start at 11am for the Challenge Kids with Cancer Charity Day. The day is a 4BBB Par any combination, $30 per pair, anyone is welcome and entry forms are available for download from our website. There are great prizes, novelty events and a raffle with all proceeds going to Challenge.

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the sun managed to poke its head out on occasion, 26 hardy souls went out but only 16 came back. We are currently looking for the missing 10 women! A grade was won by Dot Hermann on a count back from Margot Parton with 27 points, B grade winner was Jan Stewart with 25 points and best score of the day in C grade with 31 points was Lyn Thompson.

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The men played for the Wednesday Medal in extremely blustery conditions. The winner of the Monthly Medal with the best score of the day was Jim Reed with an impressive 67 net five strokes ahead of the next best score. A grade winner was Graham Rees with a net 72 on a count back from Phil Warne. C grade was won by Denis Croaker with net 73 and the senior event was won by Harry Mann with a net 67. NTP winners: 3rd Rob McDonald, 6th Uwe Morzinek, 13th Cyril Leith and the Jackpot Hole 16th Keith Turner. Congratulations also to Rob Steven for an eagle on the 2nd claiming the nine balls in the eagles nest. Well it was back to winter for the Women on Thursday with wet and windy conditions though

Saturday we had a 9am shot gun start Par Competition so that everyone could be home in time to see the Mighty Hawks take home the 2013 Premiership Cup! The Men’s Winners were A grade: Russell Murfitt plus 2; B grade: Swans Supporter Kenny McLennan with plus 3; and C grade: Howard Cross plus 3; and in the Women’s Maria James won the comp with -5. NTPs were won by: Deg Hume 3rd, John Keeble 6th, Scott Saunders 13th and Chris Knight on the 16th. Sunday was a Stableford Competition with Phil Corbet winning with 42 points from runner up Miller Gelic with 38 points and the women’s winner Veronica Shaw with 34 points on a count back from Ann Stokes. NTPs were the men taking out the front nine: David Jessup 3rd and Tom Scarborough the 6th and the women winning the back nine NTPs Ann Stokes 13th and Brenda Balderstone the 16th. Don’t forget our 59th Annual Open Week October 20-27 entry forms are now available on our website. Some events are now booked out so don’t wait much longer!

THIS Tuesday the ladies hosted a guest day, all up 10 clubs were represented from all around the district. The ladies were happy to come and enjoy the hospitality of our club, which, thanks to the ladies committee, made the day a successful one. Of course, Mother Nature helped, turning on the sunshine for the Pinehurst Foursomes competition and with a great score of 61.75 Lyn Lucas and her partner Kathleen Baker from Thirteenth Beach GC triumphed over Dee Matheson and her partner Margot Parton from Curlewis GC on 65.875. NTPs Lyn Lucas, Marjorie Bayard, Patricia Brown, Hazel Hamilton, Helen Lymer, Alita Dales and Elaine Denning. The jackpot went to Buckley Banksie. Wednesday the men played par and Greg Giampiccolo with plus 3 took out the A grade win. B grade winner with plus 5 was John Riordan. John Shanahan with plus 5 finished on top for C grade and D grade went to Brian Brown with plus 4. The senior’s competition is now starting to grow and we are seeing some new names at the top of the leaderboard like newcomer Don Holmes with plus 5. NTPs Ian Dendle, John Evans, Trevor Bell, Bill Fitzpatrick and Kevin McDonald. Well done to Ian A. Sweet taking out this week’s jackpot. It is now apparent with the lovely spring weather that more and more golfers are starting to come back onto the course. Our Friday field had over 60 players this week and with 43 points John Vale won A grade. B grade was taken out by Des Frawley with

a solid 38 points and for the ladies Deb Shoesmith scored 35 points. NTPs Paul Brunt, Wayne Seadon and Deb Shoesmith. Andrew Kitchen hit the jackpot. Grand Final day Saturday and our competition field headed out early, the wind was the winner for the day on the course but all eyes were on the football field in the afternoon as Hawthorn won this year’s premiership. A little more action was reported from the course early, however, with one of our members and his cart ending up in the 14th dam. Our equipment being saved is usually our priority but it comes at our own peril. Alan Foss reached to stop his cart going in the water only to be pulled in at the same time, cries were heard for help as Zoran flew into action taking off socks and shoes to save Alan, of course there is always a hero! Thank goodness. The cart is now resting peacefully on the bottom of the dam but Alan was saved a little cold and wet but ok. Results for the day for the men and taking out A grade Danny Willersdorf with 37 points. B grade winner Mark Rosewall also with 37 points. Bob Gough won the seniors with 31 points and for the ladies Ronnie Beacom with 33 points. NTPs John Williams, Robert Harris, John Calnin, Alan Scholten, Leslie Grayling and Ronnie Beacom. Howard Randall scored an eagle on the 7th and Dave McPhail hit the jackpot.

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LADIES THURSDAY: All I can say is wow what a day. With rain, hail and gale force winds the ladies sensibly decided that it was not a good day for golf.

Jim Demetrious was the winner with 19 points narrowly from Jenni Cottrill with 18 points. Sunday Par: The results saw a real family affair with the winner Linda Hampson with 37 points from Peter Hampson with 35 points.

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Wednesday Stableford: On another very windy day it was Scott McAuley with an absolute magnificent score of plus 6 to win the day’s event by a street. Tim Freer was runner-up on a count back from Adam Noble both with square. The NTP on the 7thwas Russell Tate. Saturday Stableford: It was a shotgun medley field in the morning to allow everyone to watch the Grand Final in the afternoon. It was a very windy day which made scoring very difficult but not for Tim Hester and Charlie Repcak who won the day with a score of plus 4 from Graeme Haynes and Billy Mitris with plus 2. The NTPs went to Tim Hester on the 5th, Linda Turner on the 7th and Geoff Proposch on the 17th.

A GRADE’S Greg Mighall (9) with a 68 beamed a winner’s smile, closely followed by Ken Hughes (11) in second place with a 69 and Sean Rogers (2) with a 70 count back in third. Winners and grinners in B grade were James Flanagan (13) with a 68, Simon Hill (15) and Sean Rodwell (15) with a 72 count back. The C grade players applauded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were Wayne Dixon (21) with 69, Shane Cahill (19) with 70 count back and young Stan Hollingsworth (22) with 70. Keith Potter (28) took poll position in D grade with 68 count back and Ian Thomson (25) with 68 followed by Barry Ruler (23) with 72. Special mention goes to our very own Tyson Myers who had an Eagle on the 9th. Woo hoo!

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Gweneth Barnett (23) powered home with a score of 74 to take A grade, closely followed by Jenny Edmanson (6) and Helen Powe (22). Sue Handley (34) was victorious in B grade with Anne Shuttleworth and Georgina White (both from Lonsdale GC) in second and third place. Jenny Edmanson had the best gross with an 81. Jenny Edmanson won the Pro Pin, Sonia Dall 29 in the putting comp and Gweneth

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Thursday 3 October 2013

Stellar season for ‘Ponds SIX pennants and the Association Cup for club of the season – that was Waurn Ponds’ winter season success story this year. Waurn Ponds fielded three senior teams and eight teams in juniors for winter pennant, and won six flags – one in seniors and five in juniors. The Association Cup, presented at Tennis Geelong’s annual general meeting, was the icing on the ‘Ponds cake. The cup is decided on the combined results of senior and junior teams – finish high on the ladder and it’s plus a lot of points, finish low on the ladder and it’s minus plenty of points. Given Waurn Ponds’ great results, it was no surprise that they took it out – and with the highes ever points score, too. President, coach and player Michael Mullen has been with the club for 40 years and is rapt at the club’s success and optimistic for the future. Promotion of juniors is a big part of the club’s philosophy and they will field an impressive 12 teams

this summer, along with five senior teams. Despite the out of the way location, the club has steadily built up its membership and people from all over the region travel to play there. The club was originally formed way back in 1947 and moved to its existing site, just off the Colac Road, in 1975. Three of the club’s six asphalt courts were recently updated to Plexi, and funding has been approved to soon make the others Plexi as well. This might cause some hold-ups this summer, as the work on the courts update is scheduled for very soon. This country tennis club can no longer be called small – it’s certainly on the way to becoming one of the bigger clubs – and in a most picturesque setting. The Racquet Works Cup for last year’s top summer team was also presented at the meeting and was won by Geelong Lawn, which was also runner-up in winter.

Junior masters at Grovedale RAQUET Works’ Junior Masters Tennis Series for 2013 concluded with the matches played at Grovedale on September 22. The popular junior singles event features boys and girls in age groups from 16 and under down to 10 and under. The series began in February, at Drysdale, followed by Moolap, Waurn Ponds, Ocean Grove, Lara,

Geelong Lawn and Centre Court Indoor, with the last match and presentation at Grovedale. Trophies were presented to the junior master in each age group, boys and girls, after the Grovedale matches. Clubs have been notified of next year’s venues and paperwork will be sent out soon. Well played, junior masters!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Coordinator Robyn, Sophie and Emma. Peter and Jackson. Xavier, Max and Taj. Robyn congratulates Ryan.

Summer season is coming IN JUST over a week, on October 12, Tennis Geelong’s summer pennant tennis season gets under way. There are 16 grades, made up of seven 2x2 teams, five in the 3x3 format and four all men grades. With rotation and emergency players, this totals to about 540 participants. In juniors, there are 11 boys grades, eight girls and five mixed. This equates to 181 teams and over 600 players! Getting all these people organised to play is a frantic race against time. Grading the teams is usually a two-night marathon of statistics and selection, taking anywhere from four to six hours... or more. I know first-hand, having been on the junior committee for the past few seasons. In seniors, it’s Neil Lamond and Susan Bissett who bear much of the load, while for juniors, there’s Nigel Wilson and Bernie Morris, both long-time junior organisers. But it’s not just the grading; there’s the printing deadlines, letters to clubs, the fixtures and of course, the inevitable problems that arise during the short time frame between the seasons. Just something to ponder when you play this season - spare a moment to think of (and thank) the people who make it all happen. Phil

Open day at indoor tennis centre

Waurn Ponds’ Michael Mullen and juniors with the Association Cup.

Geelong Lawn’s Beris Marshall with the Racquet Works Cup.

CENTRE Court Indoor Tennis Centre will hold an open day on Sunday on 1-3pm. There’s Hot Shots Junior tennis interactive, coaching, cardio tennis, speed serve (how fast can you serve?) and attendees go into the draw to win a Head Graphene Speed S racquet, the same model as used by world number one player Novak Djokovic.

Should be a great day - I’ll be there too - with free afternoon tea and a chat with the centre’s experienced coaches. All activities are free and if you’re a tennis fan, senior, junior, learner or pro, it’s the place to be on Sunday. The centre is in Hepner Place, North Geelong. For more call 5272 1760.

(L-R) Nigel Wilson, Phil Hunt, Judy Evans, Geelong Lawn general manager Brendan Parker, Anne Buso and Bernie Morris at a recent junior committee meeting.


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Thursday 3 October 2013

Guild’s three-peat in baseball final BY ALI DEANE HUNDREDS of spectators turned up to witness their local baseball teams challenge in the grand finals at the Waurn Ponds Baseball diamonds last month. The Guild Lion’s A grade side hit their way to their third straight grand final win, defeating Lara 4-2. The Guild under 17s won their grand final over the Saints 7-4 for the second year in a row, and in B reserves the Guild Lions defeated Guild Cubs 7-5. Guild’s under 12s played off in the grand final but were beaten in an extra innings by Bacchus Marsh, 4–3.

Guild’s under 14 made the semi finals. Guild president Ash Britton said with players travelling from the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast to play for Guild it had been a very successfully winter. “It was a great turn out considering the local footy finals were on as well. “It shows the depth and growing strength of the sport in the area.” Geelong’s summer baseball team the Baycats hit off the season last weekend with a 5-1 win over Waverly at home, with round two this weekend. For 5 to 11-year-olds the Rally Cap program and tee-ball competition are

about to begin as the perfect introduction to baseball. Players learn baseball skills, techniques and rules of the game. The tee-ball program will be run as an organised team-based competition. Both programs are based on having fun, with lots of hitting, throwing and fielding and will run at the Geelong Baseball Centre – Main Diamond, Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds over an eight week period on Friday nights starting October 18. For more information head to geelongbaseball.com.au. Or contact Glynis Murfitt at g_murfitt@yahoo. com.au or 0439 631 719.

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WITH ANGLESEA BOWLING CLUB THE Anglesea Bowling Club had delightful weather for the official opening of the 2013/14 pennant season. The first jack was rolled by Heather Chalmers and the first bowl was expertly delivered by Keith Hogan. The event, sponsored by Anglesea News and Lotto, was won by Ken Bunning (Skip), Rita Mulcahy, Bob Berrill/George Schulze, and Len Oliver. The evening concluded with a superb two course meal kindly prepared and served by the YMCA – a great social event enjoyed by all. With several practice matches against other clubs, the six pennant sides are eagerly awaiting round one of the pennant season to begin. Recently, the Bowls Shoppe Essendon visited the club with an array of equipment, apparel and accessories. Mark Jacobsen then ran a mini coaching clinic which proved very beneficial to all those in attendance. The day concluded with a barbeque and dessert (thank you Estie) and the usual happy hour/ members draw. For those not wishing to play pennant, there are organised bowls games on: MONDAY Men commencing at 12.30pm TUESDAY Mixed commencing at 10.30am BYO lunch SATURDAY Mixed commencing at 12.30pm Any experienced bowlers holidaying in the area will be made most welcome. Contact the club by 9.30am on the day of the games on 5263 1229 to register your name. Dress is neat casual.

VICTORIAN SENIORS FESTIVAL On October 6, the Anglesea Bowling Club will be the venue for a seniors/ community dinner commencing at 6pm. Cost is $25 per person for a two course dinner. Bar is open, drinks at reasonable prices. The guest speaker is Frank Costa OAM. Book your tickets now by ringing the club on 0499 856 613 or 5263 1229. It’s sure to be a great night.

BAREFOOT BOWLS For those wishing to come and try bowling, contact the club on 5263 1229 or 0499 856 613 to arrange a suitable time. Bowls will be supplied by the club together with some coaching at a cost of $10 per player for two hours (wear flat sole shoes).

HAPPY HOUR

Guild Lions A grade premiers made it three in a row defeating Lara in the grand final.

Come and join in the fun and frivolity at the Anglesea Bowling Club for a happy hour or two from 4.30pm onwards every Friday. You will be made most welcome. Also the members draw will be held at 6pm but you must be in attendance to claim your prize.


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Thursday 3 October 2013

Callum’s cricket brings balance to Torquay BY ALI DEANE WITH football season done and dusted – finals played and Mad Mondays celebrated, this weekend will see cricket pitches come alive with round one around the grounds. Last season, Torquay Tigers Cricket Club’s sensational batting lineup saw them win their last five matches, only to fall just shy of a finals berth. But the recent addition of highly rated English recruit Callum Harding from Newcastle Cricket Club, with his outstanding record of 31 wickets last season at home, could bring the balance to Torquay. “We’ve been training pre-season for about eight weeks and it’s going very well; we are ready to go,” club president Nick Hosking said. “We’ve been lucky with the weather; we’ve had six or seven hits each, and with Callum arriving last week, hopefully things will be very positive. “We needed to bolster our bowling, and we’re hoping for very big things.” Torquay is the only Surf Coast side in the Geelong Cricket Association competition. Hosking said the goal over the next four years, was to break back into division 1.

Torquay firsts will take on St Peter’s in West Geelong on Saturday. The seconds will play at home. Harding will play his first home game next weekend against Bell Post Hill, and comes up against hometown rival Richard Stanyon in round three when Torquay meets Newcomb. “This is my third stint playing in Australia, the lads seem pretty positive about the season, and I’m looking forward to getting started,” Harding said. In the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association, Barwon Heads faces Newcomb, Portarlington takes on Ocean Grove, Wallington plays Barrabool, Collendina meets Drysdale, Queenscliff and Jan Juc face off, and Anglesea has a bye. The weekend will also see junior and Milo In2Cricket registrations at Torquay from 4pm with a sausage sizzle, and a Mexican night at the new Torquay clubrooms from 7pm. Each Saturday from 4pm-6pm at Torquay will be social hour, with captain’s reports and a member’s draw. For more information head to torquaytigers.com.au, phone Nick on 0400 131 445 or pop into Sandbah Café in Torquay to sign up. Training takes place at the club on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5.30pm, new players welcome.

Next Friday there is a Milo In2Cricket sign up at Jan Juc Cricket Club from 6-7.30pm, and junior cricket hits off around the region next Saturday.

Torquay Tigers Cricket Club president Nick Hosking welcomes highly rated English recruit Callum Harding to the club. Both are looking forward to the start of cricket season this weekend.

Sport in brief Summer football touches down A MIXED touch football summer competition for all ages begins next week on the Surf Coast. Teams are six players per side; three women and three men, and games will take place at 6.30pm and 7.15pm every Thursday night at Banyul Warri Fields in Torquay. Touch football is non-contact and the perfect way to increase fitness and agility throughout summer while enjoying time with family and friends. There will be 18 rounds plus finals with a six week break over the summer holidays. Surf Coast Shire Sport and Rec is still taking team and individual entries, until tomorrow (Friday). Pop into the office at Surf World to find out more and register, or phone 5261 4606.

Local athletes line up for Australian Masters Games BY ALI DEANE

THIS weekend will see the opening ceremony for the 14th Australian Masters Games, one of Australia’s largest multi sporting events, featuring 50 sports and a packed social calendar over one massive week. A long list of local athletes will line up amongst the 8,000 participants for the biennial sporting festival for over 30s, from October 5–12. Spectators can catch the action of athletics, cycling, basketball, swimming, equestrian, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, shooting, touch football, volleyball, golf, powerlifting and much more, at

venues across Geelong. Victorian record holder in triple jump (45-49) Nick Hodgson from Ocean Grove has competed at Australian Masters Championships, Pan Pacific Masters Games and World Masters and will be competing in athletics. Valree Eden of Torquay will return to compete in hockey after she and her two sisters walked away with gold medals in previous masters games. Director of the Surf Coast 100 MTB Festival and Run Forrest Mick Sheehan of Torquay will be competing in cycling, and Celia Bolton from Jan Juc is returning to her sport of netball, where she used to

play at the state level. Elaine Janes from Ocean Grove has competed in every masters games since 2004 including multiple world masters, returning from the World Masters Games in Italy in August with a bronze in weightlifting. Janes has stepped up training, and has had to make adjustments for the discipline of powerlifting; her goal is to lift 100 kilograms in the deadlift. “There are five of us from the Geelong Weightlifting Club, and I’ll be doing my best, I’m bench pressing well, and I did two 90 kilo lifts last week.

“It’s only every two years when all the sports come together, it will be fun and I know I’ll enjoy it.” Although competition at the games is important, the social side and spirit of camaraderie make it the perfect opportunity to get back into sport and test your own limits. Mental as Anything, James Reyne and Pseudo Echo are all part of the social program that includes opening and closing ceremonies, a mid-week party and many more functions in between. Head to australianmastersgames.com or call 4242 4304 for more information and event schedules.

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