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TALKING HEADS MAGAZINE is grass roots, community focused, locally owned & operated and is delivered to barwon heads free each month since 2002. Also available in ocean grove, pt.lonsdale, queenscliff, lots of places in between and by subscription. The opinions and recommendations given by contributors are their own and not attributable to the publisher - Barwon Heads Marketing. TALKING HEADS MAGAZINE takes a light look at local lifestyle & up-coming events. If we bring you out to listen to some independent live music, enjoy a good film, attend a community event, join a group, support your local tradies and services, shop locally, encourage a budding artist or musician, cook something different or entice you to eat at a new place...our work is done!

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100 YEARS OF MARRIAGE Suzy and Ollie Austin (centre) and Hamish and Frankie McGowan (left and right) are celebrating 50 years of marriage and we caught up for a drink At the Heads and chatted about how they met, their families and their lives in Barwon Heads...they’ve all been here a long time. They’re all readers of Talking Heads and are known to your editor. We’ll extrapolate on their lifes’ journeys in the August issue. For now, delight in their joy and happiness...just look at those smiling faces! Congratulations. ______________________________________________________________

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July is here; the shortest day has passed and summer is coming. Power Failures The Barwon Heads community is very concerned about the recent power failures in Barwon Heads. Many households were without power for 10 hours on Sunday 17th, and there were failures to supply in the previous days. It seems that these outages in Barwon Heads are becoming more regular and lengthy. Like the good old days. What is the cause? What is being done? Will there be compensation? In the first instance report any outages to Powercor directly. The contact phone number is 13 24 12 Secondly, there is an Energy and Water Ombudsman for Victoria. The weblink is report your concerns and have your cases followed up by the independent body. We will continue to keep our representatives informed.

Our June Meeting We welcomed Vic Roads and CoGG to our Traffic and Parking meeting. Mr. Sam Pirotta, VicRoads Manager Planning explained that VicRoads is well aware of the competition between road users and noted that the existing pedestrian crossings were developed with input from local groups to achieve better pedestrian safety. While pedestrian signals were considered, a roundabout with pedestrian crossings were preferred at this time. It was known that this would result in some delay for vehicle traffic. Mr. Luke Britnell of VicRoads then presented and explained data obtained from GPS fitted to vehicles which travelled through Barwon Heads to establish average travel times from December to March for the last 6 years. The data shows the delays over the holiday period are confined to peak times between 11am and 1 pm and 3 to 4pm when average travel times have increased by approx. 3 minutes and maximum travel times by approx. 6 min. Although it was acknowledged that there was no data for pedestrian amenity which was difficult to measurement it was felt that there was an overall improvement in pedestrian safety. It was noted that peak vehicle times were also peak pedestrian times. Community feedback was provided to Vic Roads and CoGG including the need to monitor traffic volumes as well as travel times and the concern with the significant increase in rat running between Flinders Parade and Hitchcock Avenue.

Protecting our Village CoGG Planning 1 Flinders Pde Our Councillors are very aware of our anger at the failure of the Council to deal with this application to develop the most precious site in Barwon Heads. We attended 2 separate sessions of the compulsory conference scheduled by VCAT. The developer offered to make some changes to the design of the building. The objectors including the BHA did not agree to the development based on these small changes. The matter has now been referred to a three to four day hearing at VCAT commencing on 23 July.

and scale of the building and its contemporary design do little to enhance this heritage area of Barwon Heads. Due to the developer's alterations objectors can amend their statement of grounds up to 9 July when they must be submitted to VCAT. The BHA will attend and participate in the full VCAT hearing.

Structure Plan Amendment (C 375) The Barwon Heads Structure Plan (BHSP) amendment application will be considered by Council this Tuesday 26 June. After considering 860 submissions Council officers prepared a report to be considered at this meeting that recommends that Council request the Minister for Planning to appoint an Independent Panel to make a decision on the BHSP with some drafting changes to the planning controls. While we are encouraged by the officer's report as it commits to proceeding with the BHSP which aims to protect the town boundary the report does not accept a number of our submission recommendations including the removal of the IHDA, more sympathetic zoning for old Barwon Heads, protection of vegetation and a commitment to a traffic and parking study. We struggle to get any traction with the concept that developers should be responsible for providing adequate parking to support the need they create, and should not be able to rely on the very limited and dated parking information obtained in mid-winter 2016. We request that Council adopts the officer's recommendation so that the BHA can put its case to the Ministerial appointed panel. The BHA will be seeking support from the township in putting its case to the Panel and will hold a BHA meeting on the BHSP once the Panel process and dates are made available. The panel hearing may occur as early as August.

We are waiting for decisions on: Geelong Rd Childcare Centre traffic and parking concerns continue. It is listed for decision by CoGG Development Hearing Panel on the 6th July. 64 Hitchcock - 5 car parks provided, 20 recommended by CoGG Planners for waiver. This matter has been called in by our ward Councillors and will be heard by the Council and not the planning officers.

Old Kindergarten Clifford Pde - We have been meeting with the Barwon Heads Senior Citizens, Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club and the Barwon Heads Scouts, along with the groups that have been lobbying for the use of this facility. We have a verbal assurance that the property is not on the “for sale� list. This is a good group of people and we will encourage it to continue to meet and work together for the benefit of the Barwon Heads and Bellarine communities. Barwon Estuary

We continue to participate in

discussions with Barwon Coast, the Corangamite Catchment Authority and the Minister for Water Lisa Neville on our local estuary and coast and the current lack of public health water quality monitoring. Water is now looming large on our BHA agenda. Barwon Water are our guests in July.

BHA membership - We thank our members, new and old and others who we don't

know, tor the very generous support and donations. Please renew your membership or join us if you haven't already. There is currently a significant requirement of time from Committee members especially for the VCAT 1 Flinders Pde and the Panel for the Structure Plan, and we welcome any help you can give. Help can take many forms, including set up and making tea after our monthly meetings, reading CoGG Council papers, attending meetings with other community groups, working on our website, and in particular sharing your ideas and giving some time.

Membership Renewal Form July 2018 July 2019 please re-join/join us Names ............................................................................................. Email - for all correspondence, and up to date information ................................................................................................. Barwon Heads Address ........................................................................... Subscription ? $30 for a family sharing the same address willing to receive one notice ? $20 for individual membership ?? $10 concession. I/we are residents or ratepayers in Barwon Heads Signed: ..................................................................................... Date:? Contact number ................................. Subscription: $................ Donation: $....................... Total amount: $ ................................. Please leave this form and cash/cheque payable to ?Barwon Heads Association Inc.? Barwon Heads Post Office, Barwon Heads, VIC 3227 Or pay directly into our bank account with your name on the payment? Account Name Barwon Heads Association? Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000 Account Number 130256704? (please complete this form and take it back to post office or email our Treasurer so we have your contact email) Sandy Gatehouse On behalf of the BHA Committee

On 22 June the developer amended the application and now relies on amended plans submitted to VCAT. These include the removal of one penthouse apartment although enlarging the other, a height reduction of 400 mm, and the removal of the mechanical car stacker. Even with these changes the proposed building shows little respect for its location and its strong visual connections with the Barwon River, the Bluff, the Bridge, jetties and beaches. There is little seaside character reflected in its design, and it will cast an awful shadow over Bridge Rd. The style, height

Guy Wilson-Browne (CoGG-) FionaSimpson, SamPirotta, Luke Britnell (Vicroads) with Sandy Gatehouse (Pres.BHA) guests at the June meeting as was Vicki Shelton (CoGG-not pictured.)

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… AND WE ARE OFF TO THE PLANNING PANEL AUGUST 20 By the time this issue of Talking Heads hits the Barwon Heads pavements, the Council will have referred the Barwon Heads Structure Plan amendment to the Victoria Planning Panel. Thanks to all the SBHA Members who attended the Council meeting on the 26th June and made their presence felt to the new Councilors. However, all it takes is one objection and Council must refer the amendment to the Panel. Of the 940 submissions Council received (772 from SBHA supporters), a total of 12 submissions objected based on seeking rezoning of the land beyond the boundary: 1 x 1920 Barwon Heads / Geelong Road (Macafee) 50ha; 1 x a three properties consortium (Fisher, Crawford and Grant/Boyd/Olver) on the north side of the Barwon Heads / Geelong Road and south of Taits Road 39ha; 8 x from parties that appear to be associated with the Crawford and Fisher families(land owners in the above consortium), and 2 x additional objections to the settlement boundary.

Let's recap: ·

Extensive documentation describes the values of the Ramsar wetlands, tidal channel and the threats posed to these endangered ecosystems by urban development · No policy document exists that supports residential development beyond the boundary · Adequate growth opportunities exist within the township boundaries and plenty more in the designated growth areas nearby · Barwon Heads' role as a seaside tourism town would be impacted by doubling the population of the township · The impacts of sea level rise have not been fully studied creating high uncertainty and significant risk The fight to preserve and protect Barwon Heads is now here, and we look forward to advocating for the Barwon Heads community, our 2800 members and their clearly stated concerns. Our team of planning barristers, environmental experts and other experts will defend the wetlands, the boundary and Barwon Heads at the Panel: we have been preparing for this since 2010! The developers will fight this and spend a great deal of money in doing so. The costs incurred in representing our community at the Panel Hearing are significant. SBHA needs your financial support as well as your continued moral support. The Panel has been scheduled to commence the week of 20th August 2018.


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Here comes the sun With the passing of the winter solstice there are now many good reasons to stop whining about the cold. Despite the past summer becoming a dimmer memory day by day the next one is coming closer day by tantalising day. Although it is hard to notice, plants and animals around us are responding to those extra minutes of daylight we gain each day as we head towards the summer solstice. That's only 103 sleeps away. Birds are nesting and plants are budding or flowering. At the Barwon Estuary Heritage Centre (also known as The Lobster Pot), that apparently derelict green building on the waterfront near 'At the Heads' restaurant the signs of life are stirring as well. All the friends' minds have turned to the approaching summer. The summer solstice almost coincides with the opening season when hundreds of visitors eager to learn about the natural and social heritage of our river estuary come through the doors to satisfy their thirst for knowledge The friends group are using those extra daylight hours working on plans to refresh the existing displays and develop new experiences. That brings me to another preoccupation of the friends group. We are looking for people interested in sharing their love and knowledge of the river estuary with those visitors and answer their many questions during the brief daily opening sessions. If you would like to become involved please contact the friends of the Lobster Pot. You can contact them through Barwon Coast. Please drop in at the office or phone Maddie Glynne (52541118). You may have new ways to spread the word that everything is as we too often hear 'all good'. Rob Kuebler

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So, last week I clocked over 1000 km in my car.

I could have driven to Sydney and beyond with this. Found a little bit of heat to thaw my constantly purple July toes. But I had traversed no state line. I'd just driven between home and the big smoke. That is, our little house by the sea and Melbourne. With it being school holidays and loving grandparents in said big smoke, there was much too-ing and fro-ing (which meant me driving up and back repeatedly) to access some much needed extended family time. This loosely translated as my parents providing free childcare. So that my love and I could continue our present states of employment, have a cheeky date night out and even attend a significant birthday party without much thought of our small loved ones. Loved small ones they clearly are because I pretty much clock up this distance to Sydney in my car each week along the Barwon Heads road. With the swimming, the footy and all the kooky crazy antics my 3 small ones get into, I spend a lot of time in the car. All the while, trying to hold down my own job, feed a happy home and retrain my kids pop music taste by shifting the dial from fox FM. When I told my small loves of their impending date in Melbourne they were pumped. Probably more pumped than my parents. All except for my middle red. Who had some social plans of her own. Involving a significant birthday party for one of her friends. At an indoor trampoline centre in Grovedale, on Friday at 4:00. About 120 km from where she was to be sleeping. Making a 240 km round trip for me starting at 11:00am if she was to attend the party. So I said No. To which she howled. And howled. And howled some more. Layered in the howls were words around my selfish job, how everyone else is going, how she misses everything and finally how if I loved her I'd let her go. And I do love her. So I agreed to drive the distance. And let her go. We took off from the other side of Melbourne at 11:00 on Friday as planned. My only rule was that there was to be no Fox FM or any commercial radio channel for that matter during the drive. She agreed and we left on our girls' road trip happy and excited. Her because she would be going to her party, Me because I was clearly uma-mum 101. All my mother guilt at being a working woman conveniently wiped under the doormat of the passenger seat of my car as it speed back

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from Melbourne along the Geelong road. It took 2 hours of driving, just me and my middle red. Watching the winter grey of the city drawl out into the blues and greens of the coast. We arrived at the trampoline centre at 4:05. I explained to the seemingly 14 year old kid behind the counter that we were here for the party. He asked me what party. I told him the birthday party. He told me there was no booked birthday party. I asked my middle red to just look for her crew as I stepped back and re-ran the days of the week through my head. It is indeed Friday. It is indeed 4:00. My middle red chimed in “Friday, 4 o'clock the 10th of July.” I froze. Turned as purple in the face as my chilblained July toes and screamed “TODAY'S THE FIFTH OF JULY!” I screamed it at my middle red, I screamed it at the frightened 14 year old behind the reception. I screamed it at to the world who watched me drive up and back the same road over and over again getting nowhere every time except to the same place I started. Until I stopped screaming. I stopped shaking. I just stopped. Think yin forward hip openers, restorative twists and nadi shodhana. Sometimes we can be so focused on what we are meant to be doing and where we are meant to be going, that we lose the finer details of what we could be doing and where we could be going. When we try to be everything for everyone it can often fall apart and ultimately be present for noone. Especially those small ones we work the hardest for and that we love the most. I looked down at the white face of my middle red, one who hardly knows how to spell calendar little know read one, and I saw my own eyes reflected back at me. Wide, open, honest. I saw the kilometres my own mum clocked up for me. I saw the sacrifices she had made in her then so I could be who I am now. I saw the selfless service that motherhood can be. And in the devotional gift of the ultimate Mother, I saw my love for my daughter. I saw her love for me. Together we stared into our shared eyes and saw time. I hugged my daughter closer than I had for a long time that day. I made a promise to myself to be less busy and more present. I made a promise to read every party invitation to the letter. I promised to look into my middle red's eyes as often as I could to see her and just as importantly to see me. We got back in the car together, my middle red and I. We hit the Geelong road back up to the big smoke. The return trip was 3 hours. We hit peak hour traffic. We clocked up our slow km smiling silently together. And we did so listening to Fox FM. X Rachael is enjoying a winter beak in the sun. This article is re-printed from August 2015

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Imagination by Andy McNeilly


“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein.


Young people in our communities are experiencing higher rates mental stress, anxiety and bullying. It is vital that we are connected with our children, so they feel they have someone they can come to if they experience any mental stress or bullying. For our children to succeed in the futures they design for themselves, more and more they will need executive skills, also known as life skills. These skills are often learnt later on in life by trial and error. They help us to be adaptable or to 'read the play'. Executive skills are the people skills that enable us human beings to be able to socialise, communicate and interact with each other in harmony. They are many and may include gratitude, empathy, communication, imagination, organisation, selfawareness, resilience and so forth. By linking the teaching of executive skills at home together as a family, it is hoped that you will all connect together as a close unit, so if your child experiences stress or anxiety, they will comfortably and confidently approach you to seek help. The Oxford Dictionary defines imagination as the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. It could also be expressed as the ability to think of new and interesting ideas. Perhaps creating a picture in the mind may another simple way of defining imagination. It seems amazing to me that young children can imagine anything and as they grow older, they begin to lose that ability. But what would be the benefits for us all of an imagination that improved with age? Some may say that it would boost intelligence and keep us younger. It may help us to transform dreams into reality, and to have our dreams be big. Imagination may help us to develop and feed our creativity. Some people believe that using our imagination can help us to improve our memory and may even promote our empathy. Here is a list of ideas to help you to boost your imagination skills. Choose one to try at home together with your family this month. · Invent a short story and tell everyone. You can make the whole thing up or perhaps you could embellish something that you did as a family together.

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Play 'Mr. Squiggle'. One person quickly draws a squiggle on a piece of paper and passes it along for the next person to complete the drawing. Draw some pictures in the driveway with chalk or paint brushes and water. Get a newspaper and make the photos more interesting by adding different things to each picture. Take a paper bag and go for a walk. Collect 5 or 10 different items from nature and put them into the bag. When you get home, pick out an item from your collection and tell everyone a madeup story of what the item would be if an alien found it on their planet. Imagine you won the lottery. What would you do with the money? Discuss. Make up some 'camp fire' stories to tell each other. Lie on the grass and look up at the clouds and tell everyone all the images you can see in the sky. Get a box and make something with it. It could be a shoe box, a fruit box or a box from a new washing machine. Make up new names for members of your family and your friends. Why did you choose this new name for them?

One of the best things about teaching young children is watching them play. When they are out at recess or lunch, they'll play imaginary games, either with or without any toys. They'll be running around and acting with imaginary props and they all know exactly what is going on, which child is playing each character and what they are meant to do. I remember being a helper when my children were in kindergarten. That was a truly inspirational time in my kid's lives where there were little boundaries but so much to do. When they were at kinder, the teachers were not required to report on the progress of the children; they simply inspired their group of kids to explore and use their imagination to grow and develop while having loads of fun. They were wonderful times and Daisy, Finn and Monty still talk about kinder.

Imagine by John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one. 2018 Workshops on Offer · Wednesday 8 August at Waurn Ponds Library on Managing Devices at Home · Wednesday 12 September at Ocean Grove Primary School on Creativity (Family Workshop) · Tuesday 6 November at Ocean Grove Primary School Resilience These workshops are free. To book a place, please go to the workshops tab at Have fun connecting with your kids. For further information, visit the Facebook page 'Connecting with your Kids' or follow connectingwithyourkids on Instagram for some fun ideas. Even better, go to my website for lots more information and to find out more about the workshops and courses that are on offer. Here you can download a free 'Screen Free Family Time' chart that'll get you started. Cheers, Andy McNeilly



KIND WORDS AND DEEDS The kind, caring, hard-working volunteers at our shop just love hearing customers say how delighted they have been to find some particular treasure.

It is great when we hear compliments about how well the shop is set up, how great is our collection of books at the prices we offer them, or that they do appreciate the helpful service we offer. These kind words make our jobs so much easier. Other kind words, of course, are heard when we share our worries or trials with each other. One of the best things about our group of volunteers is how willing they are to ring a fellow-worker who has been sick. We do have a very special person who calls on those who are unwell, or their families, with not only kind words, but soup or a posy. We do our bit also, when we have customers who are so pleased when we recall that they have had a family-member unwell, and we ask about their progress, or hopefully, hear of a recovery. I guess living in a small town means that we still have some of that “neighbourly concern” which is so often lacking in city life. So I am very aware of the kind words, and the goodness they bring. However, as well as kind words, we do appreciate even more KIND DEEDS. Without these, the kind words are just meaningless. It is a huge pleasure to me that as I contemplate a great heap of “stuff” which has been dropped off, and which has to be lugged into Sorting areas, that often a donor will help. The other day, a couple arrived who left the two small bags they had delivered, to help me carry some huge packing-cases inside. I do understand that if people are moving, they simply put things back into boxes to come to us. When these things are books, the weight becomes far too much for us to be able to shift them easily. The time that I take to find a smaller box, and to break the load into manageable sizes means that it can take me half an hour just to put one load away. The couple who helped made my day by offering to take away many of those same boxes that by now we had in broken down piles waiting to be recycled. Can I beg any kind donors who read this to pass the word along to any neighbour who may ask about goods to go to the Op Shop, to PLEASE use smaller boxes, or better yet, bags. At least these can be re-used. This morning, the volunteers who arrive on a Monday to try to sort the “weekend mountain” cheerfully said that they would offer a champagne breakfast to anyone who would come along to SEE and HELP them cope!! They are so appreciative of donors who give us clean items, and who fold things neatly. In case you may not think of this, it also helps if a bag contains mostly clothes, or at least not a collection of such differing items that precious time is wasted trying to sort into clothing, kitchenware, toys etc. Obviously we cannot exist without your donations, but as well as giving us stuff, your KIND DEEDS in heeding these reminders would make our busy lives just so much easier. Thanks as always for all of you for whom this is just automatic! God bless you all, Helen Edwards - Hon. Shop Supervisor

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I'm sitting on a verandah in Barwon Heads talking with Vera. Vera is a traveller and she is on the road to Adelaide to stay with her son and his family. Vera drives and lives in a slightly worse for wear and tear Mazda motor home and calls home a bush block in the rolling hills behind Cobargo NSW. She tells me that her block features a first rate vegetable garden, an outdoor kitchen and basic amenities in a shed. It has taken her a week to get to Barwon Heads and the trip has been “quite an adventure so far.” We tuck into an orange and almond cake over cups of English breakfast tea. She talks of two adult children living in different states, five grandchildren, a small but close group of friends along the Sapphire Coast and an ex who wandered off in the 90's. Vera spends around 6 months of the year wandering the back roads of Australia. Her travels remind me of the 1982 autobiography 'Blue Highways' by William Least Heat-Moon. He outfitted his van with a bunk, a stove and a number of books and embarked on a soul-searching tour of the small towns of America via the back roads, the blue highways marked in his motoring map. Vera paints miniature studies of flora and sometimes fauna in watercolours. She has a library in her van. That's how we met. On a frosty autumn morning overlooking the mouth of the river I came across a rugged up Vera sitting outside her van in a black and white stripped deck chair reading Roxanne Gay's 'Hunger', purchased from the Barwon Heads Op shop the day before. We engaged in rig talk. Rig talk moved on to book talk, which in turn lead to a viewing of her mobile library; a modest 38 volumes alphabetically arranged by author in a hardwood bookcase, shelves angled to keep the books secure. Vera was mindful of the weight of the books and was forever culling, sifting out the dross, passing on. Her books came out of, and will no doubt return to, Op Shops from across the country. To my mind Vera travelled with a classy collection: Doctorow, Vance, Smith, Atwood, Cervantes, Orwell, Shakespeare, Marquez, Melville, Tolstoy, Bronte, A Field Guide to Australian Birds, Woolf, West, a Concise OED etc. Which brings me to Vera's reading recommendation: Richard Hughes' 'A High Wind in Jamaica' (1929), a rollicking adventure tale that begins with a family living in a decayed plantation house in late nineteenth century Jamaica. After a destructive thunderstorm and earthquake the children are sent back to England for their safety and on route are captured by a group of pirates who take them on sea-voyages to and from exotic islands. On another level this remarkable novel is a much darker, more sinister and complex story about the world of children in a world governed by adults. If you prefer to watch rather than read there is a 1964 film adaptation. Fair weather travels Doña Vera de Cobargo. _________________________________________________________________

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FRIENDS OF BARWON HEADS COMMUNITY LIBRARY Encouragingly we are still seeing incredible growth in our membership, even in these colder months. It would seem that Barwon Heads residents are enjoying the opportunity to snuggle in front of the fire, wrap yourself in a blanky and devour a good book from our local library, while the wind and rain are howling outside the window! We have had confirmation from one of our Bellarine councillors, Stephanie Asher, that our library has once again been given a stay of execution for at least another year to June 2019. Good news! However… we still need people to keep using our library. Members who do not use the library drop off the membership list so if you are not a regular user please try to make time to pop in every few months to borrow a book or DVD. Yes, that's correct our library also loans out DVDs and CDs! If you have access to the internet get onto the library website and have a look at their collection, otherwise ask our friendly librarians on your next visit. Given the demise of the local video store if you don't want to spend money signing up to Netflix, Stan and Foxtel guess what you can get DVDs from your library! (For anyone under the age of 30, you can look up the words “video” and “video store” on Wikipedia.

Also “DVD” and “CD”……...) Did you also know that you can make suggestions for books to be purchased for the collection? Again if you get onto the website or talk to the librarian, they can try to order books in for you.

We would like to thank the Bendigo Bank who have generously provided us with a donation this year to purchase Friends of BH library bags. We want Barwon Heads children to learn from an early age to love their local library! Designs are currently being assessed so watch this space for the final result. Our next fabulous Meet the Author event is actually more of an education workshop. Friends of the Barwon Heads Community Library Inc. partnered with Barwon Heads Arts Council invite you to attend a Crime Writing Workshop on Sunday 22 July 2018 from 2-4pm at the Library. “Have you ever imagined finding a body along the Barwon River, perhaps hidden in the mangroves, or floating out to sea? Have you ever pictured yourself as an investigator, professional or amateur? Whether the answer is yes or no, whether you've tried your hand at writing a crime story or not, now is the

chance to let your imagination go!” Local writer Dorothy Johnston, author of eleven novels, including a sea-change mystery series set in Queenscliff, is hosting a crime writing workshop at the Barwon Heads Community Library. This event is open to adults and young people from the age of 10. The workshop is free, but places are limited, so booking is essential. Please register either on the sheet below the community noticeboard at the library or by email Please join us for afternoon tea following the workshop. For further information on this event or to join Friends of BHCL please email us at the above address, or go to our facebook page (search for Barwon Heads Library). Library opening hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday 2-5.30pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-1pm.


SEAVIEW GALLERY PAUL MARGOCSY & PHILIP ADAMS EXHIBITION 7-27 JULY This month sees a wonderful exhibition from two outstanding artist Paul Margocsy and Philip Adams. Internationally esteemed wildlife artist Paul Margocsy remains unique in his genre for his amazingly accurate and moving character portraits of birds and wildlife. Australia Post commissioned him to do a water bird series of stamps and he was subsequently commissioned by the United Nations to paint a

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series of endangered species in 1994, Paul has had solo exhibitions internationally. He was chosen from over 3500 entries (80 selected) to exhibit in the prestigious “Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds in Art Show in America. The inspiration for most of Philip Adams work is the Landscape It can be enjoyed on so many levels from the vast sweep of plains, mountains and water, to the delicate filigrees of moss and lichen. Colours harmonise and contrast and change constantly from time of day to the time of year. Philip is represented Australia and Internationally. Paul Margocsy will open the exhibition on Saturday 7 with drinks 2-4 .

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And that’s a wrap as they say... Last week saw Bernard welcoming the new owners of the Barwon Heads Pharmacy while saying goodbye to his loyal and long time customers. Although I’m sure that we’ll still see Bernard out and about in the town, he would like to invite you all to an informal drop in at the Barwon Heads Bowling Club in Geelong Road for a drink or a cup of tea and afternoon tea between 2pm and 5pm on July 22nd. Please do come along and say farewell. Welcoming the new owners, Joseph & Andrew, I’d also like to wish Bernard a happy retirement and good wishes for the future. Thanks also for being a constant supporter and consistently loyal advertiser in Talking Heads. See you around Bernard (no doubt with a flash new camera!) Trish

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QUEENSCLIFFE LITERARY FESTIVAL @ LOW LIGHT IN QUEENSCLIFF ShokooFey Azar, Iranian journalist, author, political refugee. "From a people smuggler's boat to the shortlist for the Stella Prize 2018". "The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree" "Playful,poetic,and deeply melancholy at the same time. Azar writes about the blunt force of Iranian history with the lightness of a feather's touch. Transcendental, brilliant and beautiful." Alice Pung

“We need to forget what we think we are so that we can really become what we are.” Paulo Coelho

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talking food Ever made ravioli with the kids? It’s easy if you do it the cheats way with wonton wrappers (skins). One packet of skins makes about 18 ravioli and the filling can be whatever you like...some suggestions are... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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mashed potato and feta cheese ricotta and spinach mashed sweet potato and tasty cheese minced mushroom, garlic & caramelised onion scrambled egg & goats cheese

~ butter & parmesan ~ pesto ~ seasoned grilled & squashed

Just place half of your wrappers on a damp cloth and keep the others covered...wet the rim of half the wrappers, pace a tsp filling in the centre then cover with another wrapper. Gently press the air out by circling the filling with your bunched fingers and work your way to the outside. Press gently to seal & repeat until all wrappers on cloth are used then repeat with remaining skins...once they are all filled and using a zig-zag pastry cutter, go around each of the ravioli to further seal while cutting away about 1/8th inch...cook a few at a time in a large skillet of rapidly boiling water for about 5 minutes, remove gently with a slotted spoon and place in an oven proof dish to keep warm...repeat until all are cooked then sauce and serve G

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Our June concert on Sunday 10 was a feast of wind: clarinets to be precise. The quartet “Claritude” made a return visit to Barwon Heads, and presented us with a journey through stage musicals. Claritude are four women, Bronwyn Rachor, Ginger Martin, Megan Waddington and Stephanie Pace. They have been playing together for over 7 years. For this concert they chose a wide selection of stage musical numbers, starting with “Three Little Maids” from Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado (1883) through to “You've Got a Friend” by Carol King, from the musical Beautiful, which is now playing in Melbourne. To guide us, we were given a brief history of each number, and several times we were invited to sing along. The clarinets provided many lovely harmonies, and in the energetic “America” from Sondheim's West Side Story we were treated to some amazing rhythms. The clarinet excels in more soulful reflective pieces, and this was particularly evident in “Send in the Clowns” from Sondheim's A Little Night Music and “Castle on a Cloud” from Schonberg's Les Miserables. At the end of the concert, we were invited to join in with the haunting “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, which we did with gusto! A fine entertaining afternoon. Our next concert continues the theme of woodwinds, this time with Ensemble Peregrine, a quintet of piano and 4 woodwinds. The musicians are all graduates of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), who have recently returned from extensive experience overseas, and have included Barwon Heads in their current national tour. This exciting event will take place in the cosy atmosphere of the 13th Beach Golf Club, at 7pm on Saturday July 14. Bookings can be made through Trybooking, at Enquiries can be made on 0439061475. Book early to avoid disappointment! Russell Mitten Committee Member


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Sydney Opera House… Melbourne Recital Centre… Barwon Heads…

Ensemble Peregrine Booking information 7pm Saturday 14 July 2018

13th Beach Golf Club 1732 Barwon Heads Rd, Barwon Heads Members: $40 Non-members: $45 Bookings essential at: or call 0439 061 475 BHFMS are thrilled to announce Ensemble Peregrine will include Barwon Heads in their Australian tour for 2018. Gathering the principal wind players from several of the world's major orchestras, ANAM's Ensemble Peregrine will perform Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, Paul Stanhope's Morning Star II and Heinz Holliger's Quintet for winds and Piano.



Broccoli Thief Strikes Again! Usually we “garden types” are able to report happy tales of great crops and successful communal events. Sadly, this month I must report new incidents of garden theft. This month, at least three garden members have reported the loss of their entire crop of broccoli, just at the peak point of picking. This is a set-back to our relatively recent policy of locking the main gate to the Garden. The Garden gate has been locked since late last year, and this move seemed to have curtailed a frustrating series of losses of crops, potted trees and garden art. But alas, this new outbreak has been a bit of a shock. While the gate is locked, this is by no means complete security. A determined thief can ignore the gate and the nearby warning signs, and find a way in by scaling the fence. True, it is rather minor theft, but to our gardeners it represents the loss of production of their carefully nurtured crops. In one case, the crop was under quite secure netting, and the manner of cutting suggests the thief knows little about harvesting broccoli! Apart from wishing the thief a bad case of wind, what can we do? Well, President Chris Bowly has reported the thefts to the Ocean Grove Police. Sargent Sean Drew has arranged for a patrol car to pass by the Garden several times each week for the next 6 weeks, and the patrol officers will chat with anyone they see about the Garden. He has also asked that people report any suspicious activity to the Police, on 52562698. We are asking Garden Members and the public to be on the lookout for suspicious-looking people around the Garden. This is a Community facility, and taking material from it is robbing the whole Community. Let's hope it stops. Russell Mitten Committee Member (at right, one of the hacked off heads)

“Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were, it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay.” Lee Goff

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Big Bang Bellarine! On our doorstep are three of the best venues around, each unique. Jack Rabbit continues to blow people away with amazing vistas, food and wine. Local favourite, Leura Park Estate offers a relaxed, rustic chic ambience, premium wines, lovely casual fare and live music Sundays. Flying Brick is the go for cider tasting, local wines, beer and an innovative menu designed to inspire, indulge and share. Take your pick and enjoy your doorstep!

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Barwon Estuary Project Barwon Estuary Project Exhibition A Call to All Artists We are very excited to let you know that the Barwon Estuary Project will be holding an exhibition as part of this year's Bellarine Arts Trail. We are promoting awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the Barwon Estuary by displaying a range of artistic works. These works can be paintings, drawings, prints, textile arts, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media or written works. i.e. any artistic endeavours that reflect the local communities' response to the estuary. So let us now if you have works to exhibit.

When: November 3



and 4th 2018 Ocean Grove Pavilion Green Room Go to the Barwon Estuary Project Website for entry details or email

Workshop Also, we are extremely fortunate to have acclaimed textile artist, Susan Mathews, running a workshop for us in August. Susan's work “explores the idea of a sense of place, the passage of time and is about my own responses to the environment”. She will lead participants through a variety of printing forms and then adding to the designs with free motion quilting. See our website for more details or email

Nature Watching Diaries please return your diary entries to us. We need them for the Journal. You can email us or drop them off in the letterbox at 24 Wattlebird Crescent, Barwon Heads. Debra Read


Fixing roads in the south west There’s been a lot written about the condition of roads across the south-west, but one thing is for sure: the region’s roads are not up to scratch and they’re now being rebuilt, widened and made safer with the biggest ever boost to upgrade our roads. VicRoads has been going through the 300+ submissions to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Country Roads, and listening to the frank and important feedback. Our communities and industries have been leading voices in a push for a dedicated focus to fix rural roads. Now the entire state is receiving almost $1 billion to renew and rebuild roads, and the south-west has been recognised as a special case. Just as the original road builders of the Great Ocean Road could not have envisaged five million tourists a year, nor could they have planned for roads with thousands of B-doubles every day carrying exports to the busiest timber port in the world at Portland. The times and economy are changing and our roads are now being rebuilt to keep up. In the last financial year, the equivalent of the entire state road maintenance budget was invested in the south-west to begin to address the generational backlog of deteriorating roads. Strong investment will continue, with the Victorian Budget 2018/19 including a further $126 million of additional investment in the south-west. From big ticket upgrades of the highway from Colac to the border, to upgrades to Forrest-Apollo Bay Road and a new Bellarine rail trail, narrow sealed roads and dangerous intersections will be improved and roads made safer. Improving the quality of vital freight and tourist routes will remain a priority, with upgrades continuing on the three major roads leading to the Port of Portland, as well as ongoing geotechnical works to safeguard the future of the Great Ocean Road. The significant investment in road maintenance will also continue this year, with resurfacing and rebuilding works to be carried out right across the region to improve the safety and longevity of our regional road network. The need to work much more closely with local government has also been heard, with a $100 million fund to rebuild and resurface local essential roads.

It’s not only about more money though. A new authority for regional roads – to be based in Ballarat with a presence in regional centres across the state – will help address decades of underinvestment and inattention, overseeing a $333 million investment in road maintenance. Championing the needs of country Victoria, Regional Roads Victoria will give rural and regional Victorians a direct line of communications to VicRoads, and a clear focus on making the network safe and fit for a growing tourism, agribusiness and innovation economy. People in the south-west deserve roads they can rely on, and this investment continues the rebuild to make sure the roads are safer and more reliable than ever before.

Mark Koliba VicRoads Regional Director (South West)

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EMERGENCY: POLICE - FIRE - AMBULANCE 000 Animal Rescue (Jirrahlinga) Police Barwon Heads Fire Brigade Secretary/Admin. Enquiries Ocean Grove Fire Brigade Barwon Water

5254 2484 5256 2698 0401 231 753 5255 1746 5226 2500

CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS 1st Barwon Heads Scout Group 5251 2210 13th Beach Golf Academy & Public Driving range 5254 2622 Barwon Grove Golf Club (The Tin Shed) 5254 2826 Barwon Heads Association Pres. Sandy Gatehouse 5254 1654 Barwon Heads Bowling Club 18 Geelong Road. 5254 3124 Barwon Heads Community Hall FOR HIRE Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden Judy 5254 1034 Barwon Heads Film Society Alex 5254 1139 Barwon Heads Fine Music Society Inc. Jenny Wallace Smith 5254 2580 Barwon Heads Chorale Jo 5254 2670 Barwon Heads Football & Netball Club 5254 2675 Barwon Heads Heritage Group (Part of BHA) Richard Hastings 5254 2621 Barwon Heads Red Cross 5254 1128 Barwon Heads Senior Citizens Club Norm Buckley 5254 3079 Barwon Heads Tennis Club 5256 1527 Barwon Heads 13th Beach Surf Life Saving Club 5254 2469 Bellarine for Refugees Group Margaret 0419 323 166 Ocean Grove Bridge Club Marcus Hill 5256 2550

CARPENTRY & HOME MAINTENANCE Damien Mason Carpenter Dangerfield Construction & Home Maintenance David Cole Reliable Carpenter. Loves small jobs. Call Mick

0417 891 122 0424 389 176 5254 1657 / 0427 702 214 0405 484 344

CARPET & TILE CLEANING Barwon Carpet Cleaning All areas 7 days 0428 502 670 F & G Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaning Geoff Stanley 0428 520 525/5250 1845

CHIROPRACTOR Bellarine Chiropractic 14 Tuckfield Street Ocean Grove 5255 2200/0439 559173

COMPUTER REPAIRS & TUITION Leigh – No fix, no fee. I will come to you. 50+ a speciality.


5254 2051

B & C Coolroom Hire

DENTAL CLINIC Ocean Breeze - Trak Arcade 73 The Terrace Ocean Grove

5255 2584

DENTURE CLINIC Coastal Dentures

Andrew Irving

79 The Parade OG

5255 4700

DIETITIAN Claire Dagley Dietician @ The Heads

2/76 Hitchcock Ave.

5254 1100

DOG GROOMING & ACCESSORIES Surfcoast Dog Grooming Ocean Grove

5255 1336 Steve Sowden


ACCOMMODATION Chris Walters Dashcam Driving School 0430 219 119 Barwon Heads Caravan Park Ewing Blythe Drive Barwon Heads 5254 1115 EDUCATION: TUTORING Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals 0412 102 145 / 5255 4676 0488 769 835 Ocean Grove Holiday Rentals 0403 515 605 Foundation-Year 6 40 years primary experience: RF Tutoring Laura’s Beach Houses Jetty Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1115 ELECTRICIANS / ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES 1-7 Geelong Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1066 Brendon Brice Electrical Phones/Data 0416 165 855 Green Lead Electrical Martin 0467 097 101 ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES PFG Financial Services – 4/50 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads 5255 9555 FENCING AGM Fencing 0425 715 373 AIR CONDITIONING B & C Air conditioning, Installations, Breakdown & Service 0418 827 642 FITNESS HEALTH HEALING MASSAGE Bowen Therapy Andrea Neale 0407 794 087 ANTENNAS Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture 5255 2905 / 0432 961 910 Kendall Antenna Service 0404 019 781 Daryl Wilkie 0403956900 Point Lonsdale Television 0411 490 430, (03)5258 2068 Barwon Heads Massage, Seaside Serenity, FLY SCREENS

ARCHITECTS Irons McDuff Architecture 5254 1337/ 0404 041 337 Roös & Smith Architects + Planners 5254 2789 / 0427 012196 Victoria Hamer Architects 0408 990 929

FLY Screening Solutions - Insect screens & doors; Security doors

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ART ArtsKool @ Kazworks Adults & Kids Art Classes 0437 582772 Seaview Gallery ~ Queenscliff ~ Contemporary & Traditional Art & Glass 5258 3645

ATTRACTIONS Jirrahlinga Wildlife Centre Taits Rd Barwon Heads

5254 2484

Photo Sam Spry

BANK Barwon Heads Community Bank 70 Hitchcock Avenue

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0409 539 317

BOOKKEEPING Cath Latimer CJW Accounts

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BUILDING , EXTENSIONS & RENOVATIONS Homes by Chapman. HIA AWARD Winning Builders. 0414752159 Jardine Homes Design & Construct Will Gordon 0414 354 079 Jason O’Neill Builder Spec. in Environ. Sustainable Homes 0419 393 173 ReKooporations Building Services- renovations, bathrooms & more 0418 357092

CAFES/ RESTAURANTS Barwon Orange 60 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads Beachhouse Barwon Heads 48 Hitchcock Ave. Hanoi Kitchen Cnr. Bridge/Hitchcock Mangroves cnr. Hitchcock Ave/Bridge Rd Barwon Heads Starfish Bakery 78 Hitchcock Ave. Barwon Heads

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PERSONAL TRAINING Just in Time Personal Training - Workplace Health Justin Moran 0411 798 934

PHYSIOTHERAPY Physio @ The Heads Wayne Clarke 2/76 Hitchcock Ave. Barwon Heads

5254 1100

HAIRDRESSERS - LADIES, MENS & CHILDREN PLUMBERS Hair Dudes- Mens 84b Hitchcock Ave. B.Heads Melissa Connoley Hairdressing, Make Up, Beauty

5254 1933 0432 187 767


BMC Plumbing Blair McGregor 0418 376 014 Davis Plumbing P/L 0419 504 085 / 0421 814 669 K2 Plumbing New, re-roof & repair specialists Kerry 0402 071 093

Pip Interiors- Interior Design, Colour Consulting & Custom Made Blinds 0425 710 784



myPod Podiatry 27Guthridge Street Ocean Grove Podiatry @ The Heads Lizzy Ryan

Green Steam Ironing & Laundry facilities 7 Smithton Grove OG

0424 051735

HOME MAINTENANCE & GARDEN CARE Bellarine Black Diamond Garden Service KR Garden Care – Mowing, pruning, mulching & rubbish removal.

KINESIOLOGY Barwon Heads-Fiona Walsh

LEGAL SERVICES Coulter Roache 4/50 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads Jeannette Ernst/Licensed Conveyancer Whyte Just & Moore 1/50 Hitchcock Ave. Barwon Heads

MOTOR MECHANIC Piano/keyboard lessons with Deb Podbury in Barwon Heads

OPTOMETRY Greg Sly Optometrist 87 The Parade Ocean Grove Ocean Eyes Optometrists 2 Park Lane, 99 Presidents Ave. O/Grove


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Lasty’s Mobile Mechanic Unit 2/168-170 Fyans st South Geelong Darren 0409 955768



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Prompt same day clearance Sylont Watching Service

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SELF DEFENCE Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Bellarine 0416 074 227 Karate Shinkyokushinkai Bellarine 0404 800 640/0400 218 827

TRAVEL Ocean Grove Travel 63a The Terrace Ocean Grove Travel With a Difference Tremont Court B H.

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WINDOW FURNISHINGS Ocean Grove Blinds and Awnings 67 Madeley St. Ocean Grove

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Jirrahlinga Taits Road Barwon Heads

Mobile Ph. 0476 277 423



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Concept Psychology Services. Suzanne Brown, Clinical Neuropsychologist. 0488 992 721

13th Beach Osteopathy & Health Services 1/86 Hitchcock Ave. B/Heads 5254 2668

Colourman Painting James Long 0407 415 541 P.P.KINGS Painting & Home Maintenance Services Call Phill 0419 185 450 Steve & Cathy Flynn Painter & Decorator 5255 5667 / 0411 126 291

Kim Nankivell 5256 3642 5254 1100

2/76 Hitchcock Ave

Barwon Heads Winestore

5258 4248 / 0415 493 302 Wine, beer, cider, spirits & more 2/86

Hitchcock Ave.

5254 2741

YOGA Kyo Yoga Garden Studio or Kyo Hub Rachael Hely Yoga

0438 562 723 0430 515 424

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BARWON HEADS BOWLING CLUB Bowling into Winter: As we head into July much of our Club has headed north looking for the warmer weather. As this is the slow period of the bowls year it’s probably a good time to reflect on the highlights and lowlights of the past year. Highlight No. 1. The performances of Gram and Axel Duthie, great young players, who not only bowled very well, but took many years off the average age off their respective teams. Highlight No.2 Sandra finally winning a Club Championship after always being thereabouts. Highlight No. 3. Appointment of Alan Walter as playing coach for the coming season. Highlight No. 4. The terrific work done around the Club by Robert , Sandra, Pat and many others, essential stuff in a small Club. Highlight No. 5. Another great year by Ken on the Green. Highlight No.6. The introduction of Scroungers on a Thursday, good bowling and good fun. Lowlights. Not too many, the constant battle for playing numbers. The senior member who had two wrong bias in rollup. Once again someone managed to hoist the flag upside down. After what threatened to be a very tough year early, turned out to be OK. As many head away don’t forget social bowls every Monday and Thursday, Name on board or phone by 11.00am. Until next time, good bowling. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

Tri Hita Karana is a traditional philosophy for life on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The literal translation is roughly the "three causes of well-being" or "three reasons for prosperity.”

Ann Lander To live by Tri Hita Karana, begin by creating virtues of: v Responsibility v Sensitivity to self and others (translates as compassion and forgiveness) v Gratefulness This harmonious lifestyle includes maintaining the balance of the spiritual and physical worlds. It helps take ownership and responsibility for our: life, relationships, community and environment. In this, we create cause and effect in a circular fashion.

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BARWON HEADS URBAN FIRE BRIGADE HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARWON HEADS FIRE BRIGADE Happy Birthday to us!! On 1 July we turned 82 years young. That's 82 years we've been keeping the Barwon Heads community #firesafe. We turn out all year round, at all times of day or night to a myriad of events including house fires, grass fires, gas leaks, smoke alarms, power pole fires, motor vehicle accidents and more. We also support our fellow CFA members across the Bellarine and beyond. Our members come from all walks of life and are permanent residents or weekenders - new arrivals or have lived here all our lives. We joined because we love where we live and want to give back to the community. We love to have a chat and share #firesafe information as looking after your family, property and animals is your job, too. You'll pick up tips on these pages and on our Facebook page, plus we have many brochures to share. We welcome people and groups to visit our Fire Station, young and old, on any Sunday morning (please contact us first), or other scheduled time. And we love hosting many members of the community at our biannual Open Day every second November (next on in 2019). You will see us proudly marching at the Barwon Heads ANZAC Day Parade and driving Father Christmas about town on Christmas Eve for the annual Santa Lolly Run. We also support the Barwon Coast NYE Fireworks up on the Bluff. We could not be as effective without the ongoing support from these wonderful Barwon Heads community organisations and businesses: Barwon Heads Bendigo Community Bank, Barwon Heads IGA, Barwon Heads Golf Club, Barwon Grove Golf Club and the All Saints Anglican Church Op Shop. We are extremely grateful for all your support. So if you're interested in learning new skills, meeting new people and being part of a team that contributes to the safety of our community, please call Captain Helen Wood on 0438 507 273, or email Barwon Heads CFA has a Facebook page informing you of local events, community safety info and insights on what the Brigade is up to. Make sure you jump on and give us a like to follow what we are up to! Libby Burnet

_______________________________________ Something do in the Winter Holidays From Wed 4th to Sat 7th July, All Saints’ will be providing a “Games Hall”, with a selection from our 200+ board games for playing (with a cuppa). Come and enjoy. 10-5pm, with extension to 9pm on Thursday. $5 donation appreciated in aid of church equipment. Queries to Cathy 0410167720. Please note, although children are welcome, this is a facility not a supervised activity and they must be accompanied by an adult.

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BARWON HEADS CYCLING CLUB But I never really understood. One comment from our daughter stuck in my memory. She said she felt safer when trucks passed her on the road than she did when cars towing caravans did so. I was curious because the thought of all those wheels sweeping past was frightening from my perspective. She suggested it might be because as professional drivers, most truckies understood the road and what other road users need. Most weekend caravaners not so much.

“Every point of view is a view from a point.” Before I took up cycling I only ever saw cyclists from the perspective of a car driver. But when our daughter took up riding and in particular set out on solo tours the first of which was Melbourne to Sydney via the coast, I instantly became alert to things like road shoulders, debris on the road and the distance drivers left between their cars and the rider. When out of town on country roads I found myself assessing their attractiveness and safety from a cyclist's point of view. I developed a growing admiration for cycling tourists, those hardy souls we pass on outback roads with their paniers loaded and their legs toned and strong.

As a teenager, my 3-speed twist grip Malvern Star had been my licence to freedom. I rode it to friends' houses, to sporting events, up and down the main street and along the beach esplanade more times than I could count. My first job was delivering prescription medicines to aged care facilities and local homes with a wooden box on the back of my bike, and yes, on cold frosty mornings, I also packed it tight with the rolled up local newspapers which I reached back to grab and hurled over front fences. I can't ever remember thinking about risk. I would (who didn't?) challenge myself to ride for as long as I could with no hands, turning corners, slaloming along, and I have an acute body memory of what it took to roll down the street toward my house and take the sweeping turn across the curb and channel entrance to our long driveway. Roll forward a few decades, on a road bike with high pressure, skinny tyres and a frame that weighs a fraction of my old Malvern Star, things like road surface, wind direction, sun glare, moisture on the road (especially the line markings) require constant vigilance. It feels riskier than I ever remember it being riding helmet-less as a teenager. Is it just me, or have things changed?

Before my recent return to riding, despite signs that said things like “Shared Road”, I had thought of the road as the domain of motor vehicles. Common courtesy is extended to other road users. If you come across a tractor on a country road, or a 'wide load' on the back of a truck yes, it is a bit frustrating when it slows you down, but there is never a question about their right to be sharing the road. When you come up behind them, you slow down and wait until it is safe to pass. But somehow, as a driver, my attitude to cyclists was different. If I had to slow down behind a bunch of cyclists I felt like they had somehow intruded on my right to use the road without inconvenience. Once I started riding again, I began to understand what it meant to feel safe or otherwise on a shared road. I am so grateful to those drivers who's driving competency and etiquette reflects a better understanding than I had as a driver. It is an unfortunate reality that our BHCC post ride coffees often include a debrief of driver behaviour that puts cyclists lives at genuine risk. But we are thankful that most road users safely move 'wider of the rider' as a billboard on the freeway says. I love the feel of the tyres on the bitumen, the wind in my face and even the burning leg muscles. Every point of view is a view from a point, and the one from a saddle is a ripper, made more so by drivers who give us some space. Thanks for doing so. Col Duthie


BARWON HEADS CRICKET CLUB Here we are in the middle of winter, but we have turned the corner and the days get longer from now on. But who talks cricket in July? Well we do, but only very briefly. The AGM is only days away from me writing this, so I can't report the result this month, but I can report that the club is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new coach for 2018-2019.

Jonathan Gill is an experienced physical education teacher and cricket coach with more than 12 years teaching and co-ordination experience in both secondary and TAFE schools. Jonathan has experience as Co-ordinator of Sport and Fitness at The Gordon TAFE. He has extensive experience at a number of high level cricket clubs where he has coached and captained, including Richmond Cricket Club, Dandenong Cricket Club, North Balwyn Cricket Club, Hawthorn Cricket Club, South Barwon Cricket Club and Geelong Cricket Club. Jonathan was also mentored and trained by former Australian Women's cricket team coach John Harmer, regarded as one of the world's best technical cricket coaches. He is currently working in real estate in Ocean Grove and is a resident there. The club is very pleased to welcome Jonathan to our family and we are sure that his association with us will be very fruitful and he can play

a big part in the development of our teams and our players at all levels. The town is a bit of a buzz at the moment with the excitement that abounds when the local footy club is doing well. Currently the seagulls are on top with only one loss for the season and are trying to keep a lid on what promises to be a very exciting finals campaign. Of course the Cricket Club has a strong association with many of the players in the footy team, in particular club president Tim Goddard, the co-coaches Mitch Herbison and Bobby Wallace, but also Luke and Bradly Michell, Kyle Polly, Dillon Holland and Zac Walter have all been part of our junior and senior teams over the years and the club is pleased to see these lads doing well as individuals and in their team representing the town. It's hard to say what is in store for these fellows in the next couple of months, but this is the biggest chance the club has had to go deep into the action in September for many years and we're all behind Tim Goddard and his committee and players. Go Heads! Next month I'll be able to fill you in on more re the AGM, on the plans for training commencement and planning for the playing season as well as junior news and all manner of cricket stuff. I'm hoping to have a special feature on a very special person in our club's great history next month. Someone who's very name is synonymous with cricket throughout the world and who has achieved a status within our club that is completely unique and very special, so stay tuned for that. More next month. Matt Dunell

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What’s On Monday 2nd & 9th July

Cards will be played in the Lounge from 10am to 12 noon. All welcome! Come for a cuppa, good company and enjoy cards!

Monday 16th July

The AGM will be held at the Centre at 12 noon. Nomination forms for the Committee are available from the Centre. Membership is now due. Our Monthly Lunch will be “Christmas in July” and will follow the AGM.

Monday 30th July

Morning Tea will be served in the Lounge from 10am to 12noon. All welcome! Entry by Gold coin

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Barwon Heads artist Chris Stirk has created an underwater wonderland in Mangroves on the corner of Bridge & Hitchcock...seeing is believing so take the kids in, grab a meal and a beer and sit and gaze in wonder. Great work Chris! ____________________________________________________________________

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We celebrated the Character Strength “Appreciation of beauty & Excellence” this week with a visit from our own Olympic hero, Jakara. She spoke to us about what it takes to be an elite sports person. We also had a visit from two Cats players who spoke about living a healthy lifestyle. Activities st school involved appreciating nature, music and art, as shown with for ____________________________________________________________________ example, the cut outs in the style of Matisse (below).

At Barwon Heads Primary School we use positive approaches and language to ensure the optimal wellbeing of our students. By focussing on their strengths, children see themselves as capable individuals with their own set of qualities, talents and skills. By taking ownership of their behaviour, students become more resilient and responsible. We have developed a set of positive statements which relate to our wellbeing model. We use these each day at school, both in the yard and in the classroom. Our positive statements are on display throughout our school. Here is a snapshot of our positive statements: Positive Emotions: I will tell my teacher and friends how I am feeling and notice how others are feeling. Engagement: I will be enthusiastic towards my learning and tune in to instructions and tasks. Relationships: I will show respect to teachers and classmates and be a positive bystander. Mindfulness: I will pause to clear my head and use positive thinking skills to improve how I feel Accomplishment: I will have a growth mindset, learn from my mistakes, believe in myself and work hard to achieve my goals. Http://


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Seaweed wraps around the stairs on the walk to the bluff (left) during a recent bout of wild & crazy weather.

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Talking Heads July 2018  

Free monthly mag with all the news, views, recipes and businesses from our seaside town in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia.

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