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talking heads September 2017 no.184

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TALKING HEADS MAGAZINE is grass roots, community focused, locally owned & operated and 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! The advertising supports your community news and we encourage you to support and shop with those who advertise within. Post Office Box 1054 Barwon Heads 3227.

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Spring is here, enjoy. Barwon Heads Structure Plan We thank the Planners at CoGG for a very comprehensive review and for listening in the main, to our community with patience and respect. We are amazed that there is criticism that the process of consultation is inadequate. This has been a long and inclusive process, which started in April 2016. The Barwon Heads Structure Plan 2017 was approved by Council on 22 August 2017. The Structure Plan has been informed by a Residential and Landscape Character Assessment, that recognises Barwon Heads has a unique coastal design character. We are so sad that there has been significant damage to this character, by ad hoc, greedy developments, which show no respect for Barwon Heads, the neighbourhood and the environment. We hope the new structure plan and the revision of zones with more sympathetic overlays will protect our amenity and coastal environment. If you want to build a one size fits all town house development there are plenty of opportunities elsewhere. Come here to be innovative and clever while respecting the coastal town character. We don't accept the statement by CoGG “that the recommendation to not extend the settlement boundary will have an influence on how development occurs within the township”, especially in the context of previous statements by CoGG that the two are not linked. We will continue to lobby for a more transparent process, and are concerned about the exemption of many single dwelling developments from advertising and third party appeal rights. We thank the Planners for the recommendation for interim protection of the trees in the Warrenbeen Court area by “requesting the Minister for Planning to exercise powers under Section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 by applying an interim Environmental Significance Overlay schedule while the formal Planning Scheme Amendment is prepared and considered”.

“Help Shape the Future of Housing in our City” We mentioned in August Talking Heads that CoGG is also undertaking a draft Settlement Strategy. We understand and have been informed by CoGG that how growth should be managed for Barwon Heads is already being considered in detail at the local level through the Structure Plan update. It is therefore considered that the outcomes of this process should direct the Settlement Strategy. Council may still receive submissions regarding managing township growth, however, the intent will be to defer this to the Structure Plan process and the community engagement undertaken. “Consideration of growth for Barwon Heads is very minor in the context of settlement growth for all of Greater Geelong.”

Current Social Infrastructure Plan 2014-31 We understand this will be pivotal to retaining our library and also attracting any other Council investment in town. The 'social infrastructure planning framework' (Part A) will be reviewed between September 2017 and March 2018, followed by a review of the 'social infrastructure requirements and projects' (Part B & C) post March 2018. Keep an eye on it and participate if given the opportunity.

Save the Barwon Heads Library

Council Elections October 2017 Bellarine Ward Barwon Heads Association has enjoyed getting to know others from Portarlington, Ocean Grove, Breamlea, St Leonards, Indented Head, Leopold, www.barwonheadsassociation.com Point Lonsdale, Drysdale and Clifton Springs, and SpringDale. We are working together to plan candidate forums across the Bellarine and are hoping for a good community participation at each forum. Come along armed with questions and meet the candidates for Bellarine. We are co-hosting the Ocean Grove forum with Ocean Grove, Breamlea & Point Lonsdale. MEET THE CANDIDATE EVENTS Tuesday 3 Oct Leopold Sportsmen Club 7.00 pm Saturday 7 Oct Portarlington Parks Hall 10.00 am Wednesday 11 Oct Ocean Grove Bowling Club 7.00 pm Wednesday 18 Oct Drysdale Potato Shed 7.00 pm KEY VOTING DATES Thursday 21 September Nominations open Tuesday 26 September Nominations close 12 noon Tuesday 10 Thursday 12 October Mail out of ballot packs to voters Friday 27 October Voting closes 6.00pm Saturday 28 October Election day Monday 30 October Friday 3 November Postal vote receipt period Friday 10 November Election declared by this date

Good ideas are being shared, email yours to us via our website. Join the library now and make sure you are registered at Barwon Heads. Look out for new activities, book groups, after school and holiday programs.


The Ozone Rd Jetty drain


The project is about to commence and the Council have agreed to a 6 month monitoring program to assess the quality of the water. The monitoring program will test for the following parameters once a month starting next Friday 25 August: Analytes to be tested: pH, Alkalinity, Turbidity, EC, TDS, TDS organic, Ammonia, TKN, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous, Oil & Grease, BOD5, TSS, Total Residual Hydrocarbons, E.coli, Enterococci.


We are disappointed there is no recommendation to conduct a further Traffic and Parking Study. The last study was in 2010 and it did not take into account impacts of the new Bridge, did not consider impacts of the Growth Zones at Armstrong Creek and Ocean Grove and did not address heavy vehicle traffic. It was very disappointing then and has little relevance now. The only recommendation from that study that appears to have been implemented is that Clifford Pde was made one way. If this is not a relevant matter for the current Structure Plan where is Traffic and Parking relevant and how will the Council address this? We have 7 pages of traffic & parking issues, which are ongoing.

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STRUCTURE PLAN APPROVED DEVELOPERS BEGIN THEIR FIGHT The Barwon Heads Structure Plan is now final! The City of Greater Geelong (COGG) Administrators approved the plan unanimously on Tuesday 22nd August. The COGG planners report to the Administrators reveals 1050 submissions were received by Council to the Structure Plan. Of these 1033 (970 via SBHA) were supportive of retaining the current boundary. Only 17 or 1.6% submissions supported a boundary change. So Council has listened, but the opposition from the land holders and developers will not cease. Council is now preparing the planning amendment that will implement the Structure plan and after the Council Elections (end of the October 2017), will seek further submissions on that amendment.

WE CAN WIN THIS WITH YOUR HELP SBHA will need your submission for a second time. The developers will object and the matter will be heard at panel hearing in 2018. One of the Developer's submissions speaks of an untapped silent majority who want the boundary moved. This is clearly wrong. The numbers do not lie. So well done to the vocal majority supporting SBHA. We seek your continued support, through submissions and funds, to sustain this fight. SBHA will valiantly fight this objection in defence of the boundary but it will needs considerable resources to fund the legal team and experts. If you have any questions about the process or the issues please feel free to speak to one of the Committee members: President: Stephen Wickman Vice President: Ange Hawdon Treasurer: Alex Kuebler Fundraising: Gabrielle Nagel and Prue McKechnie Secretary: Susan Tunnel Jones General Members: Dee Orgill and Lynne Hiller. The developers have deep pockets and are determined to succeed. If each SBHA submitter gave just $50 we will meet our fundraising target. We hope you will see this as a small price to pay. WE NEED YOUR DONATION, PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN TO: ¡ NAB BSB 083825 Acc No. 857608939 ¡ Cheques and cash also welcome PO Box 1108, Barwon Heads 3227 SAVE THE WETLANDS SAVE THE BOUNDARY SAVE BARWON HEADS


POSITIVE EDUCATION AT BARWON HEADS PS Character Strengths at Barwon Heads Primary School The VIA Strengths Classification was developed by Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson to identify and describe strengths in people. In developing the strengths, all major religions and philosophical traditions were examined. It was found that the same six virtues were shared over thousands of years in practically all cultures.

Why do I need to know my Character Strengths? Knowing your character strengths isn't just interesting information. When skilfully applied, character strengths can have a significant positive impact on your life. Research shows that using your character strengths can help you: -Buffer against, manage and overcome problems -Improve your relationships -Enhance health and overall well-being Source: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths Adults can find their character strengths by doing the free survey which can be found at: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey At Barwon Heads Primary School we teach our students Social and Emotional Learning skills by focussing on one of the Character Strengths each week. We teach using mentor texts, YouTube video clips and a range of other activities. We have developed our own Character Strength cards/posters and Character Strength awards are given at the culmination of each week to celebrate students who have demonstrated the character strength of the week. Students identify their own Character Strengths and spot Character strengths in others. The language of Character Strengths has become embedded in our culture at school. Some of our Character Strengths with artwork by our very talented Art teacher Jon Phillips Http://mrskebbell.global2.vic.edu.au/

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Spring is in the air and our bees are very busy collecting pollen & filing the hives with delicious local honey. The Beekeeping Group has been caring for hives in Barwon Heads since 2011. The hives have grown over the years from 1 small hive into 3 booming busy hives. This year we decided to relocate the hives from the Community Garden to spend the winter in paddocks at the rear of the BH airport. Spring has now arrived, the village is full of blooming trees and plants, and the bees have a new home on a large property in Barwon Heads. Money from last seasons honey sales has been spent increasing our equipment. We now have 3 adult protective beekeeping suits and 1 child suit, along with enough equipment to manage 3 busy hives. Are you interested in joining our group, to help care for our hives? No experience necessary.........I was a complete novice and still learning from our great mentor Andrew Wooton. We meet once a month on first Sunday of the month at Community Garden, where all our equipment is kept. Hive inspections and honey harvests are scheduled based on availability of members, vary from mid week to weekends, weather dependant. We also have honey spinning & bottling days that follow each spring/summer honey harvest. Email us at faye.volunteer@gmail.com to discuss & come along to next inspection as an observer. We also have beekeeping books for loan. _____________________________ Faye Connors

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church, which is now the "Jigsaw Library". Three years before I came to take the place of the late Beatrice Waterman, in 1993, the quantity of goods held for the Op Shop had proliferated to the point that the church reluctantly agreed that the original church hall should be used for the shop. At that time we had to put all the trestle tables which displayed clothes for sale down to allow us to pack everything up for church meetings. Thank God that changed within a year or two, as did the usual opening times of just two hours on Wednesday and Saturday.

SPRING, AND BIRTHDAYS It's always so good to feel spring coming! We have the promise of warmer weather....even though it's often windy in spring, and for me, the thrill of walking along some paths in Barwon Heads, and picking bunches of fragrant freesias. I know the purists think of them as weeds, but they always make the house smell wonderful. At the All Saints' Op Shop, our volunteers are all hoping that with better weather, we'll also see many more customers. It could be the awful 'flu epidemic, or the absence of the "grey nomads", or even that people just didn't feel like shopping in the bleak weather which has meant that we have NOT been busy enough. But we do really hope you'll all come in soon, as we have stock galore, but fewer customers. I have another reason to love spring. It's a real coincidence, but the Op Shop and I share a birthday! On September 13th. in 1980, as kind John Brady tells me, he was proud to represent the Geelong Council at the opening of our Op Shop in the little building in the grounds of the

When the shop was 20 we had a wonderful party, and pleased with that, decided to have an even bigger one the following year to celebrate being 21 in 2001. Little did we know as we blew up balloons, and got the large cake ready to serve to customers, that on that Wednesday Sept 12th. (which in America is written 9/11), the first customers came rushing in to ask had we seen the awful scenes on television as planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York!!

balloons and banners proudly announcing thirty busy years of All Saints Op Shop. Now, if I'm fortunate to last till I'm 85, I promise that we'll throw a real"wingding" party, because the Op Shop will be 40. We believe we have so many reasons to celebrate, and so much to be grateful for in this wonderful community. So, in the mean-time, DO come along and keep the good times rolling, as we need your help, and you need our bargains. God bless you, Helen Edwards - Shop Supervisor (Congratulations to all of the fabulous op-shop team and we look forward to the 40th birthday celebrations.) Photo: Helen Edwards cutting the cake at the 25th birthday cake- Talking Heads October 2005

Like the rest of the world, we were stunned! That became the last party till in 2005 we celebrated 25 years, at which Trish Clayton took photos for an early Talking Heads. It was special because we celebrated the opening of the larger of the two garages which has stood ever since as our ShowRoom. When the Op Shop was 30, a kind group of community workers, of whom Laurie Ryan and Greg Carruthers come to mind, had a "Sausage Sizzle" for customers. They were drawn in by our

Helen celebrating 25 years in 2005


Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Spring is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times to be a gardener. A garden full of possibility. Lovely fresh new foliage, a celebration of flowers and new plants to sow and grow. What a wonderful time to be out in our community garden. The fruit trees are blossoming nicely, the rhubarb is putting on new growth, the herbs are looking lush and delicious and generally the place is a humming and buzzing. Early Spring is a nice time to start your new herb garden and I find the method of propagating by root division and cuttings a most rewarding past time. If you are short of a few varieties I am sure friends and family can always oblige with a few cuttings for you. Think about planting herbs as borders they make an attractive edge as well as providing you with the tastes you require for lots of dishes. Lemon thyme makes a most attractive compact edge, smells delightful too well as helping to keep the bugs away a very useful little plant to have in your garden.

Recently we sadly discovered our five Metal Bird Sculptures (below pic) had “flown away� and the Garden looks very bare without them. They were donated many years ago and have graced our garden ever since but no more. Can metal bird sculptures actually fly? I think not and it is most disappointing to know that someone has come into the gardens and taken them. Not only the metal birds have disappeared but also at the same time a dwarf apple tree (that was being lovingly tended by one of our plotties) was also dug up and removed. Unfortunately plotholders too have also been losing some of the produce from their private plots over recent times It is a shame that the hard work of garden members is being taken advantage of in this way. The Committee of the Gardens are currently looking at ways to try and prevent this happening in the future. We have always prided ourselves in making our special garden inviting and welcoming to all members of our community and it is most disheartening when this happens.

A New Project: We now have a newly constructed eastern boundary fence - standing tall and erect and ready for its new vertical edible garden. Several of our hardworking members recently constructed the fence on which we will train up a variety of climbing vegetables and fruit. Once these chaps get started there is no stopping them and this project (which has been in the pipeline for a while) is now up and ready to go! Next is to dig the garden bed and then the fun of choosing what to plant can begin. All sorts of ideas are floating about pole beans, snow peas, vine tomatoes, passionfruit and kiwi fruit. I have also heard of a climbing spinach plant (Basella alba) now that could prove quite interesting! To transform some poles and metal into a living, edible wall will be an exciting project for our members as well as provide a windbreak for protection of the gardens. Well that's the plan! Working Bees: Come along when you have a spare hour on the last Sunday morning of the month to one of our working bees a great way to help lend a hand in keeping our garden looking at its very best and there are always a multiple of tasks to be done. We start at 10 a.m,. and usually finish with a cuppa or even sometimes a pizza! Bring the kids too as there are some small jobs they can do and a lovely way to introduce the children to gardening. If you would like further information on the gardens or to find out to how to become a member please send an email to info@bhartsgarden.com Kene Allen Meantime, happy Spring gardening! Carmel Smith ~ Committee Member

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Connecting with your Kids - Self-Awareness Young people in our communities are experiencing higher rates mental stress and anxiety. 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. 'Executive skills', also known as 'life skills' are vital for our children to succeed in the futures they design for themselves. Executive skills are often learnt later on in life on the job by trial and error. They help individuals 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 can include gratitude, empathy, communication, imagination, organisation, self-awareness, 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 come to you to seek help. Self-awareness may be defined as being aware of one's feelings and qualities. It may be knowing who we are so that we can understand how others see us. Being self-aware could be a useful skill when working or interacting with others. I would say that I am passionate about many things and often during discussions I have been carried away. I have found that often I've become excited and have forgotten to listen to others. By becoming aware of this, I can often now catch myself out and find that I interrupt others less. Being self-aware can help us to know what to do and to know what not to do. · · · · · · · · · ·

Give a one-minute talk without any planning about all the good things about you. Have a 'Friendship' discussion. What makes a good friend? Why are you a good friend? Who are your good friends? What makes them a good friend to you? What do you really like to do in your spare time? Talk about why you think you like to do those things. Is there anything that you avoid doing? Why do you think this is so? Discuss. Write a list of all your strengths and your weaknesses. Talk about them with others in the family. Talk about what makes you happy / sad / angry / frustrated / ecstatic / etc. If you are feeling an emotion that you don't like, can you change it? Notice how you are feeling right now. Notice how your body feels. How are your shoulders? Your jaw? Your back? Your stomach? Your posture? Notice what happens if you change your posture? What happens if you stand up? Lie down? Roll into a ball? Download a meditation app and use it to help you meditate. What did you notice about yourself? Try meditating a few times during the week. Discuss if you noticed any changes each time you meditated. How do you think other people perceive you? What do you think they would say are your good and not so good characteristics? Write down five strengths that you think you have. Then interview a friend and ask them to list five strengths that they think you have. Compare the lists.

When mobile phones first came out, I could never understand why people became so attached to them. When I eventually purchased my first mobile, I shared it with my wife Sandi. More often than not, she would take it. I wasn't really interested. As time passed, I eventually bought my own mobile and later on a smart phone. I started to become more and more reliant on my device, taking it everywhere and always using it. I think that smart phones are amazing. There is so much that I can do on it and so many of the apps are brilliant. Lately I've noticed that I have been using it way too much and becoming distracted when around others. I'll be checking emails and answering texts. I'll check the footy score or the weather. So recently I've started to change things. I've taken many of the apps off my phone that I have been distracted by and will instead look on my computer when home. For me, the thing that is different with the laptop is that I have to go and open it, whereas my mobile is usually close by. I have also started unsubscribing to many emails. And I am starting to leave the phone at home when going out with the family and I'm often taking it out of my pocket and leaving it away from my when I'm home with the family. To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. Lao Tzu - Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. C.G. Jung - Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. C.G. Jung - Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. -Gandhi 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. Cheers, Andy McNeilly

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with Greg Kelly

From a balcony in Bucharest after a long day being lead around this city's top sightseeing spots I'm wondering what free walking tours for visitors to the Village by the Sea might look like. The foreshore rotunda is meet and greet point and after welcome to country and a breezy overview of 40 thousand + years of human history it's hi ho and off we go, to the Bridge (insert no nonsense yet fascinating historical, environmental, political and aesthetic commentary and laugh out loud moments at each stop): Ozone Jetty, Boat Ramp, Mangrove Boardwalk, Sheepwash, Levee Bank, Jirrahlinga, Community Garden and into town for lunch. Then it's off to the Jetty, then Laura's House, Bluff, Marine Park, Shipwrecks, Indigenous culture, Dune Boardwalk, ending with a sand ramble along Thirteenth and into town for coffee and to hand back hi tech listening devices. Of course this is a free service provided by good people of the town however donations are welcome and if you have any questions please ask. Over summer months enjoy boutique walks on offer: front yards, living in the littoral zone, sea changing, crimes and misdemeanours. Or take the 'alternative walk' moving via laneways and side streets at dusk, avoiding the obvious, telling stories about places not quite notable or off the tourist map. This place at the head of a river has as many stories and profiles as those whose lives have intersected with it, and the stories we tell (and our tour guides tell) about this place say as much about who we are, our creativity, our perceptions, our politics and our beliefs, as about where our feet are planted. Which brings me to a reading recommendation: Alistair

Bonnett's Off the Map, which explores uncharted, forgotten and lost places in the world, taking in enclaves, floating islands, hidden villages, abandoned towns, New York gutter spaces, and a no longer secret military town in Russia, amongst many other probably not on your bucket list of 'must see' sights. Each chapter tells a story about the uniqueness of a place and all tell the story of the importance of place.



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her little sister to care for with her very capable, fluffy bum.

So, a broody silkie hides her treasured eggs under her fluffy bum. Our little hen fell into her fertile trance towards the end of winter. In the deepest dark within her nesting box, she remained in solitude and stillness. We didn’t see her get up to eat. We didn’t see her get up to drink. She seemed so focused on the task at hand it was as if she’d forgotten how to move. Or how to care for anything else but her treasured eggs. When we did try to pick her up - so we could see the life she held beneath her - she became all stressed and growly. But eventually she did let us peek under her fluffy furry feathers and we saw her 3 little eggs. And despite being the dark and cold of winter, she held her eggs gentle and warm. Soon our little hen’s big sister started to sit beside her in the nesting box. Maybe it was to keep her company. Or maybe to make sure she was safe. And as her little sister seemed so competent at keeping little eggs warm and safe, she began to lay more eggs for her. So as to add more treasures for

Three eggs turned into four, then five, then six until eventually there were 9 little eggs needing warmth within the nest. Our tranced little hen pressed herself lower and lower to make herself wider and wider. So she could cover her treasured eggs with more of herself than just her fluffy bum. It seemed hard for one so small to care for so many important treasures so we began to check her often. To tuck any wayward eggs back underneath her, before they got too cold. To try to help her hold any life that may be inside. As winter turned into Spring, our little hen’s eggs started to hatch. Soon our backyard was filled with the cheeping sounds of new life. There were 3 little baby silkies, then four. Of the 9 eggs, 6 little baby chicks were hatched. Both our little hen and her big sister busied themselves with the raising of a new clutch. But with the fertility trance broken, 3 little eggs remained in their stillness. And didn’t hatch. These eggs sat quietly within the nest. And with all the busyness of Spring motherhood, our little hen didn’t have time to check them. Or to tuck them safe and warm under her fluffy bum. Over the next week, they grew colder and colder until finally I knew: they were never going to hatch life.

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“You can only bring so many of your Spring seeds to life.” Think seated twists, hip openers and walking meditation. The most dramatic shift of the seasonal year is the folding of Winter into the colour of Spring. Winter’s deep darkness and stillness creates a time where we often feel ourselves drawing inwards: where we luxuriate in new ideas and indulge in deep dreams. With the emergence and blossoming of Spring comes a time when we often feel drawn to act on these ideas and pursue some of our deep dream goals. But as the return of the sunlight brings with it this excited sense of re-birth, we only have the capacity to do so much. Sometimes we can spread ourselves too low or make ourselves too wide because we simply try to do too many things. Whether we’re trying to action our own ideas or to help our loves with the dreams that they own, the more eggs we try to hold under our fluffy bums: the less chance there is that all of them will hatch. And while we’re rolling all these seeds of life underneath us to keep them warm, maybe while we’re not looking, an important one will roll out. And it might get cold. And so might not see any light. Even though it might have been the most important egg of all.

Yesterday, I told my own small ones that the last of the eggs wouldn’t hatch any chicks. We talked about nature having her way, the care to sustain new life and how strong a baby chick has to be to survive. We had already lost a few baby chickens while walking this path with our little silkie hen.

This Spring, emerge quietly from your stillness.

So my middle red thought for a bit. Before she plainly stated:

The most sacred and treasured egg of them all.

Try for slow walks around the bluff or gentle yoga on the sand. So that as you awaken into the fullness and fun of this season, you do so knowing in your heart that which is most important to you. X


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Don't close your door when someone walks away. Your wounds will heal and summer wind will dry your tears. Don't close your heart, surrender to the sea of silky rose petals and let the sun tickle you. Don't lose hope, life still believes in you. Darling, raindrops are nothing but diamonds tears from heaven and when your sky is cloudy, stars are painting sparkly scenery for you. Be patient. Anita Krizzan

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News from the Beaches and Coastal Environs Lisa Neville MP officially opens the new staircase at 31W with Barwon Coast staff. L-R: Barwon Coast (BC) Visitor Services Team Leader, Ben Mills; 13th Beach Boardriders Club President, Christian Pritchett; BC Staff Members James Pender & Chris Brooks; Minister Lisa Neville MP; DELWP Regional Director, Carolyn Jackson; BC General Manager Gary McPike and BC Chairman Phil Emery.

WHO WE ARE Barwon Coast is a Committee of Management appointed by the State Government with responsibility for the management of 13km of coastal crown land from 7W Collendina to 42W Blue Rocks, Barwon Heads covering our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, th Barwon Heads and 13 Beach. Our Committee members are local residents appointed with consideration of the skills and experience that they have to offer in the management of this important piece of coastline. For more updates on Barwon Coast see our webpage at barwoncoast.com.au NEW STAIRCASE OPENS UP ACCESS TO TH 13 BEACH A new timber staircase has been built th by Barwon Coast at 13 Beach, giving beachgoers easy access to the popular

surfing spot. On Friday 18th August, Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville helped Barwon Coast staff officially open the stairs located at 31W “Cylinders”. In 2015 a severe storm washed away another staircase located just east of the new staircase. A revamped design and location will improve stability and durability and help the new staircase better withstand harsh weather conditions. One great benefit is that the viewing platform at the top of the stairs provides stunning views of the coastline. This project has been made possible with significant funding from the State government.

is! Hooded Plover pairs are now hitting Ocean Grove & 13th Beach and getting ready to breed. Unfortunately, Hoodies (as this cute little bird is affectionately known) are a threatened species. One of the problems is that their nests are hard to see and easy to step on and ruin; they're just a small scraped crater in the sand above the high tide line. If you do spot a hooded plover be sure to watch them from a distance and keep your dogs on the leash you don't want to get in the way of young love! For more info on Hoodies see www.birdlife.org.au NEW MARKETING & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER JOINS BARWON COAST Kate Wynn has joined the staff at Barwon Coast as Marketing and Engagement Manager. Kate is looking forward to working with the local community and businesses to help promote, protect and conserve our unique coastline. If you would like to get in touch, Kate can be contacted at kate@barwoncoast.com.au

YOUNG LOVE AT THE BEACH When you hit the beach over the next few weeks, have a look out for young love. Hooded Plover young love that

A Hooded Plover pair enjoy a romantic stroll along the sand at Ocean Grove Beach

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Challenge MD!

Goldfields 2017 October 5 8

Bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Australia. Barwon Heads’ Ros Claringbold has taken on the challenge of this 450km bike ride. It will take place over 4 days, and with a group of about 15 other riders, she will complete over 100km each day. The ride will travel through some beautiful Victorian Goldfields countryside. Starting in Melbourne, the first leg goes through Bacchus Marsh to Rowsley, then through Daylesford to Maldon, to Kyneton and Heathcote, and the final day to Greenvale on the outskirts of Melbourne. The ethos behind this event is that participants take on a significant physical challenge on behalf of people in the community affected by Muscular Dystrophy. This is a degenerative neuro-muscular disease which profoundly impacts on the lives of many families. At this time there is no cure, but research and clinical trials are showing positive results bringing some hope for the future. With the help of the Lions club of OG&BH, the Ocean Grove Bowls Club and with fellow rider Lloyd Smith from Ocean Grove, we held a fund raising trivia night a few months ago. We raised just under $10,000 that night.

Ros Claringbold

We are most grateful to all the generous donors to our silent auction, and also to the enormous crowd who came to support the event. What a wonderful community we have here! Ros is also delighted that Hendry Cycle Co. has sponsored her to complete this ride by providing a road bike for training and for the event. Thank You! Thanks also to the many people who have made a donation to Muscular Dystrophy Australia through my fundraising page. Please have a look at this for more information or to contribute. https://www.mycause.com.au/page/148673/roslyn-claringbold For more information please see: www.mda.org.au www.challengemd.org Muscular dystrophy collection tins will be available at local businesses from mid-September Ros Claringbold


“We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love, history, stars.. Glued together with magic and music and words.” Anita Krizzan

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Our friend, colleague, advisor, mentor, community organiser & planner has sold his house and is moving back to the big smoke. We met John when he moved to town just as our save the Bridge campaign was coming to an end. He has a very strong ethic and wonderful skills we all wonder “what if” he had been here 5 years earlier. Since then John has been an active member of the BHA and was a committee member 2011 2012. He was on the Festival of the Sea committee, instrumental in forming the Barwon Heads Sustainability Group, Public Transport advocate and more. He made a considerable contribution to the 13th Beach Rd working party (still waiting further action), and our submissions and work on traffic and pedestrian amenity. Most recently with the crossings. We wish you much enjoyment in your new place and we will no doubt hear about your involvement with similar groups in your new ‘hood’ in Melbourne. With a creek near his new home, John will continue to enjoy daily walks while enjoying the local bird life. Sandra Gatehouse

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Come rain, hail or shine, off I go to a farmers market each weekend to pick up my weekly food directly from the farmer...last weekend I bought 4 grass fed and pasture raised meaty beef short ribs to slow cook with aromatics until falling off the bone...a little trick I learned on a recent trip to Tassie was to thickly slice onion (as below) which slowly melt as the meat cooks...I then placed my aromatics in a gauze bag (you could tie them in muslin) to make a bouquet garni and pushed it into the centre of my ribs...the only other vegetables I used were two chopped tomatoes and the ends off a fennel bulb...so here goes... Heat oven to 200c then in a casserole dish, place two thickly sliced red onions... place your ribs over onions then add chopped tomatoes... bouquet garni...3 cloves peeled & slightly crushed, a knob fresh turmeric- halved, a knob fresh ginger- halved, 6 star anise, 2 tsp coriander seeds, a few black peppercorns, 1 tsp cloves, 3 bay leaves...push into centre of ribs then pour over 1 cup chicken stock, ½ cup each of red and white wine...top with fennel ends and 1 tbs soft brown sugar...pop into the oven then after 20 minutes turn oven down to 130 and cook for 4 hours...checking liquid after 3 hours...meanwhile, peel & chop 1 medium sweet potato, put into a bowl and cover with water...then off I went for a long walk and when I arrived back the house (and street) smelled amazing...then I cooked & mashed the sweet potato to have with the ribs...heaven indeed B

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It was a very happy occasion at our recent August concert with a delightful choice of lieder, songs & ballads presented by Baritone Ian Cousins & beautifully accompanied by Katharine Capewell.


Ian is a graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium & the National Theatre Opera School & in 1975, he won the Victorian State Final of the ABC Instrumental & Vocal Competition. He was a principal baritone with the Victorian State Opera who later merged with Opera Australia. He performed a variety of roles with most State Operas, including New Zealand Opera. His concert repertoire is very broad, presenting recitals of classical & popular music with all major symphony orchestras in Australia. Ian has also been a singing teacher, adjudicator & examiner throughout Australia. Katharine Capewell began playing the piano at an early age, studying first with her mother & then with Raymond Lambert & Margaret Schofield at Melbourne University, where she gained a B. Mus. She later studied with Ruth Nye in London & took part in masterclasses with Geoffrey Parsons & Raphael de Silva as well as performing as both soloist & accompanist. She later became a professional singer & university lecturer in voice & retired in 2016. However she always felt that the piano was her first love! Brahms wrote over 200 songs & they chose two (with the program notes giving the German & English translations which was wonderful!) Schubert was even more prolific, with over 600 very important compositions & they chose three. One of Katharine’s favourite piano pieces followed as she remembered hearing it played by her mother at night when she was a child: “Arabesque” by Schumann in the same German Romantic period. Ian continued with three songs from Don Quichotte a Dulcinee by Ravel, equally fascinating with French translation. After a short break, Ian continued with Handel’s beautiful “Silent Worship” followed by two lovely songs by Frank Bridge. For Katharine’s second solo, she chose Chopin’s Nocturne in F(Op. 15. No 1) not so well known, very poetic with a dramatic middle section. Ian’s final three songs were a contrast from J Michael Diack, Frank Lambert &, to everyone’s delight, “Roses of Picardy” by Hayden Wood! The Barwon Heads Choral will present a concert in the BH Hall on Sunday,3rd September & the highlight will be a wonderful medley from “Les Miserables”! And the fun ‘Sing-a-long’ & a special afternoon tea! Our next concert will be on Sunday,10th September at 2.30 in the Anglican Church presenting The Geelong College Wind Ensembles with their annual performance, so do come & support them & stay for afternoon tea! Donation: Members:$10; Visitors:$15. Best wishes, Jenny


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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.

Helen Martin - A Disquieting Beauty

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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Spring is a great time to visit Seaview Gallery as there is always something new and exciting happening. GEORGIE GALL EXHIBITION “ WATERWAYS” 9-29 SEPTEMBER In Georgie's new exhibition “Waterways,” seascapes, rivers and oceans provide a major inspiration for her works. The physical and visual power of nature whether coastal or inland is what she portrays sometimes with subdued colours or with a stunning pallet of jewel like hues . Her love of texture characterises Georgie Gall's work and provides a pathway to convey a simple and honest account of various real and imagined destinations. Exhibition opens Saturday 9 September 2-4pm with a glass of Baie wine. Also this month at Seaview new works from many of Seaview Artists including Sara Paxton ,Jennifer Pullen ,Di King and many more . Upcoming exhibition for October is Amanda Hyatt.


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BARWON HEADS URBAN FIRE BRIGADE Springing into training for the summer The short days of winter are finally over and spring has sprung. Early indications are that this year's summer season could start early, mainly north of the Great Dividing Range where it is very dry and there has been little rain. Here on the Bellarine we've been told to expect that it will be an early spring and summer with moderate temperatures across the summer. After a very cold winter, it is welcome news to our ears. The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade has started its pre-summer fire preparedness training in anticipation that we may be called to support our northern neighbours should anything happen. We refresh our skills on fire behaviour, map reading, drafting water to refill the tanker and what to do in the event of a burn over. Over coming weeks we'll share what we do to prepare for the Fire Season on our Facebook page. And we'll always be available to turn out to local incidents, no matter the size or type. You may already be aware that on 1 July new regulations came into place where it is important drivers must slow down to 40 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle that has pulled over on the side of the road. It is also important that if you are driving and hear sirens you pull over safely and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. Lights and sirens automatically give emergency vehicles right of way. The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade is holding an Open Day on Sunday 12 November from 10am 1pm at the Barwon Heads Fire Station, Sheepwash Road. Visitors will be able to tour the fire station, explore our trucks, participate in demonstrations and learn more about being a CFA volunteer. There will also be activities for kids and a sausage sizzle. Jump onto our Barwon Heads CFA Facebook page to see what the Brigade members get up to. We have a #FacesofBarwonHeads feature every Monday fortnight, post important fire safety information and share photos and stories of past events. Please like our page to follow what we are up to. We are seeking new members. If you are 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 Secretary Kira Crawford Brooks on cap.bhufb@bigpond.com Libby Burnett ______________________________________________________________________________________________

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Marvelous Music In May a Huge Success


what's cooking at the lobster pot?

As the days get longer and warmer, our hoodies start to find their mates and reclaim or establish their breeding territory. Their breeding season extends from August until April, so please be on the lookout for signage, alerting you to breeding pairs over the coming months.

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Not the News

In contrast to the waves of unpleasant gossip and innuendo about recent scandals associated with lobsters and dining , I am happy to report that very little has been happening at the Lobster Pot. There have been no dinners, secret meetings, intrigues or conspiracies. The only gathering was of the friendly, law-abiding group of volunteers that are the Friends of the Lobster Pot holding the A.G.M. Ideas were put forward, discussed and voted on in a text-book example of grass-roots democracy . All under the watchful gaze of the residents of the salt water fish tanks, relatives of the resident fish species found in our lovely river estuary. The dedicated reader will know that the Lobster Pot or Barwon Estuary Heritage Centre (to give its full name), doesn't sell lobsters. It's the green building on the riverfront near 'At the Heads' restaurant where fine dining and lots of seafood is available. The Lobster Pot tells the stories of the natural and cultural heritage of the Barwon estuary. It is currently closed but reopens on Boxing day until Australia day (or 26 January). That is just 125 sleeps away. When you visit all that is asked of you is a gold coin donation. If you are friendly, don't have a colourful past and would like to share your love of the natural world on our doorsteps please consider joining the Friends of the Lobster Pot. It's a small time commitment, a worthwhile cause and totally above board- it's the Lobster Pot not the Lobster plot. You would be welcome. Please contact the group through Barwon Coast. Visit the office or ring the completely honest and friendly Maddie Glynn (52541118). Rob Kuebler


The Beach Nesting Birds Team from BirdLife Australia recently held a very productive "Start of Season Briefing" for the Bellarine and Breamlea friends of the Hooded Plover groups and representatives from the associated land managers including the City Of Greater Geelong and Barwon Coast Committee of Management.

Key Issues: discussed were as follows: Upcoming Events including: Plover Appreciation Day 16 September Dogs Breakfasts BirdLife Volunteers Training Day

Fox Control: ongoing by CoGG at Bancoora and Collendina; Barwon Coast - along 13th Beach; Parks Vic around Lake Murtnaghurt and the Karaaf Wetlands.

New Ranger: CoGG and Barwon Coast will jointly engage an Environment Ranger specifically to assist with the protection of the hooded plover by managing dogs in areas of environmental significance (coastal foreshore areas and other key places). This role is in addition to the regular patrols by the animal control officers.

Always such a fun week in Barwon Heads, bookweek brought out the best of our kids creativity (with a bit of help from their parents!) Above, Romy and Sonny Duval show us their characters ~ Remy Razzle from Fizz The Police Dog and Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


13th Beach Boardriders: An exciting new development is the partnership formed between the 13th Beach Boardriders and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority whereby a grant for $10,000 to help protect the Hooded Plover along 13th Beach was successfully obtained ! It will be great to have the boardriders 'on board' !! They propose to organise boardrider monitoring training and mentoring and will also assist with junior boardrider engagement and will hold a surfboard sticker design competition this season to raise awareness of hooded plovers. If you are interested in becoming a hooded plover volunteer, please contact Meg Cullen at Birdlife Australia: Meghan.Cullen@birdlife.org.au More information: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/beach-nesting-birds or http://myhoodie.com.au/ or http://www.facebook.com/hoodedplover Andrea Dennett


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BARWON HEADS COMMUNITY LIBRARY By the time you are reading this the Barwon Heads Community library should have some exciting new signage which will include a brightly coloured feather flag type banner and a newly designed sandwich board.

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These will both be displayed when the library is open and should be readily visible in Golf Links Road. This was the first thing we sought from the Geelong Regional Library Corporation after the library gained a reprieve and hopefully they herald a long life for the library. On 14 August we met at our library with Patti Manolis CEO of Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) and Margot Smith, Chair of the GRLC Board and Daniel Vella, Principal of Barwon Heads Photo: Secret Garden Primary School. At this meeting we raised some of the ideas from the community feedback we gained at the rally and we will explore how we can make some of these ideas become a reality. The thing most mentioned was that people would like to see longer opening hours at the library. Also raised was the low attendance at pre-school Storytime and this will be given some thought in the weeks ahead with a view to seeking a more suitable time for the session to be held. Community feedback will be sought. Hopefully this will encourage more families to attend. On 21 June we met with Lisa Neville MP. We had a very positive meeting with her. Lisa is fully supportive Design and Construct of our library being retained for the long term and made some helpful suggestions to us. Thank you to those who have become new members of the library and to those who have checked the will@jardinehomes.com.au branch where they are registered members www.jardinehomes.com.au Will Gordon DB-U29460 and have subsequently asked to have their mobile 0414 354 079 membership recorded as Barwon Heads. When you are in the Library next please look out for the blue GRLC 'Our Service Commitment To You' flyer at the counter. On the back of it there is a Customer Feedback section. We encourage you to use the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with GRLC. We now have an email address and can be contacted at barwonheadscommunitylibrary@outlook.com

'Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.' Sidney Sheldon Mandy Bridges

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ACCOMMODATION Claire Dagley Dietician @ The Heads 2/76 Hitchcock Ave. 5254 1100 Barwon Heads Caravan Park Ewing Blythe Drive Barwon Heads 5254 1115 Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals www.bgholidayrentals.com.au 0412 102 145 / 5255 4676 DOG GROOMING & ACCESSORIES 5255 1336 Ocean Grove Holiday Rentals enquiries@oceangrovestays.com.au 0403 515 605 Surfcoast Dog Grooming Ocean Grove Laura’s Beach Houses Jetty Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1115 DRIVING SCHOOL SeahavenVillage.com.au 1-7 Geelong Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1066 Chris Walters Dashcam Driving School 0430 219119 The Nook 1 bedroom cottage, private get away near river 0400 871 073 ELECTRICIANS / ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

PFG Financial Services – 4/50 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads Ocean Grove Accounting & Taxation Services Luke Joyce

AIR CONDITIONING B & C Air conditioning, Installations, Breakdown & Service

Brendon Brice Electrical Phones/Data 5255 9555 Green Lead Electrical 5256 2815 Mick Leverett - Electrician info@electricalml.com Thirteenth Electrical elton@thirteenthelectrical.com.au 0418 827 642 Warren Jankowski Electrical


ANTENNAS Kendall Antenna Service Point Lonsdale Television

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ARCHITECTS Irons McDuff Architecture www.ironsmcduff.com.au 5254 1337/ 0404 041 337 Roös & Smith Architects + Planners info@roosandsmith.com 5254 2789 / 0427 012196 Victoria Hamer Architects www.victoriahamer.com 0408 990 929

AGM Fencing

Bowen Therapy Andrea Neale 0407 794 087 Ocean Grove Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture 5255 2905 / 0432 961 910 Barwon Heads Massage, Seaside Serenity, Daryl Wilkie 0403956900

FLY SCREENS FLY Screening Solutions - Insect screens & doors; Security doors

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

0425 715 373


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ATTRACTIONS Jirrahlinga Wildlife Centre Taits Rd Barwon Heads

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BANK Barwon Heads Community Bank 70 Hitchcock Avenue

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BEAUTY THERAPY Skin and Soul Aesthetics

1st Floor 51 Hitchcock Ave.

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BUILDING , EXTENSIONS & RENOVATIONS Homes by Chapman. HIA AWARD Winning Builders. Www.homesbychapman.com.au 0414752159 Jardine Homes Design & Construct Will Gordon 0414 354 079 Jason O’Neill Builder Spec. in Environ. Sustainable Homes www.jasononeillbuilder.com.au 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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LOCAL ADVERTISING WORKING LOCALLY FOR 15 YEARS Get on Board talkingbarwonheads@bigpond.com 5254 1878 / 0416 119240

Bellarine Flooring 9 Sykes Place O.Grove


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

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PICTURE FRAMING Jeanius Graphics 50 Carr St. Barwon Heads

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HAIRDRESSERS - LADIES, MENS & CHILDREN PLASTERERS Hair Dudes- Mens 84b Hitchcock Ave. B.Heads 5254 1933 Kylie Curcio Hair Stylist 66 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1705/ 0408 036 383 Melissa Connoley Hairdressing, Make Up, Beauty 0432 187 767


Barwon Heads Handyman Experienced and problem solving 0422 340805 Nick Gilbert “My Handyman” for all those little jobs. 52543186 / 0411 225 516


Newbold Interior Design decorating and styling for new homes, renovations and makeovers Newboldinteriordesign.com Sarah 0407 008 813 Pip Interiors- Interior Design, Colour Consulting & Custom Made Blinds 0425 710 784

IRONING Green Steam Ironing & Laundry facilities 7 Smithton Grove OG

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Bellarine Black Diamond Garden Service 0429 990 850 KR Garden Care – Mowing, pruning, mulching. Barwon Heads 0427 265 852/5254 3160

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

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Plaster patching / small jobs - Paul Rouhan Davis Plumbing P/L K2 Plumbing

0419 504 085 / 0421 814 669 New, re-roof & repair specialists Kerry 0402 071 093

PODIATRY Kim Nankivell 13th Beach Osteopathy & Health Services Barwon Heads 5254 2668 Podiatry @ The Heads Lizzy Ryan 2/76 Hitchcock Ave 5254 1100

POST OFFICE Barwon Heads Next to the Community Bank

Concept Psychology Services. Suzanne Brown, Clinical Neuropsychologist. 0488 992721

RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt same day clearance The Rubbish Guy www.therubbishguy.com.au Sylont Watching Service

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SELF DEFENCE Ju-Jitsu Self Defence www.jikishinjujitsuaustralia.com.au/bellarine-peninsula/


Pian/keyboard lessons with Deb Podbury in Barwon Heads

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

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13th Beach Osteopathy & Health Services 1/86 Hitchcock Ave. B/Heads 5254 2668 Osteopathy at Barwon Heads Geelong Osteopathic & Healthcare Clinic 5229 8021


Colourman Painting James Long colourmanpainting@gmail.com 0407 415541 P.P.KING’S Painting & Home Maintenance Services Call Phill 0419 185 450 Steve & Cathy Flynn Painter & Decorator 52555667 / 04111 26291

PET BOARDING Jirrahlinga Taits Road Barwon Heads

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STORAGE Caravan, boat etc - storage

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Mobile Ph. 0476 277 423 Hank 0419 518 523


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


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

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOING Gary Priest’s Photo & Video Wedding Package – $1195

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WINDOWS/FURNISHINGS GLAZING Frenchy’s Coastal Glazing, all glazing, mirrors, frameless shower screens and more Ocean Grove Blinds and Awnings 67 Madeley St. Ocean Grove

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WINESTORE Barwon Heads Winestore

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YOGA Kyo Yoga

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Rachael Hely Yoga www.barwonheadsyoga.com.au 0430 515 424 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

St Francis' Day Celebration Blessing of the Animals All Saints' Anglican Church st Sunday 1 October 11am.

Darren Last Independant Mercedes Benz Specialist M. 0409 955 768 P. 5222 3010 Unit 2, Rear of 168-170 Fyans St. Sth Geelong E. darren@lastys.com.au Pick up and delivery of motor vehicle for service or repair from Barwon Heads can be arranged ARC AU No: Au36554

Bring your pets to the church (on a leash or in a cage) & join us for this special occasion. The service will be followed by refreshments; (provided for cats, dogs, & humans, other species please BYO). Queries to 0410167720


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BARWON HEADS FILM SOCIETY At the Barwon Heads Community Hall

Thursday September 28th 7.45pm Dir: Sophie Barthes Set in Normandy, France, this is the classic story of Emma Bovary, a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary, to leave her father’s pig farm far behind. After being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Paul Giamatti 2014

118 mins


Rated: M

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BARWON HEADS CRICKET CLUB Those who have lived in our village by sea for long enough to remember it being The Village by the Sea, can attest to the fact that the town has changed a lot over the past 15-20 years. Of course the much more senior residents will tell you about how much it changed in the 15-20 years before that too, and so on we could go. To paraphrase the Ozone Rd Squatter, the town's a lot different now than it was back in the days when it wasn't quite so different as it is now. I recently journeyed down a street near the cricket oval and was struck by a particular house. In the mid 1970s a former Mayor of the shire lived in a classical Barwon Heads Bungalow AKA California Bungalow on this site. The house was no bigger than 10 Squares in the old. Weatherboard, with an iron roof and an enclosed veranda on the front corner. It had a stained glass window in the front and French doors that opened onto the veranda from the lounge room. The laundry was external and it had a detached bungalow in the back yard. The Mayor sold the house to a family from Melbourne who made the place their home. These people were very unusual in the town at the time. Imagine selling a perfectly good home in Melbourne and moving to the beach? What were they thinking? After 20 years the family was in a position to improve the, by now dilapidated, California Bungalow and it was demolished and replaced with a palatial 23 Square in the old brick veneer home with a flat roof and a car port. Nothing too ostentatious, just your 10 overs none for 26 type brick home with 4 bedrooms and a bathroom with the master bedroom having the luxury of a walk in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom. The family eventually grew out of the new home as the children grew up and went off the their own homes and Mr and Mrs sold it for a princely sum just shy of two hundred thousand oxford scholars. Fast forward 20 more years and the home was sold again. This time for a poultry one point three million or so. The new owner did exactly what anyone would do when they had paid this amount of cash for a house in a prime street in the once quiet seaside village and tore it down. There now stands on the site an edifice the likes of which we probably

should get used to. It is best described as a modern copper veneer. It is very similar in design to its most recent predecessor except that it appears to be clad entirely in copper plating. Presumably this is to keep the microwaves from the government mind control experiments from affecting the occupants. It is a great testament to how much the village has changed. In the spirit of that type of change, the BHCC is going to add a substantial erection to the front of our pavilion in the coming months. I have mentioned this in passing several times and the very generous state government of Victoria has allocated a substantial amount of money for the project. The club had some preliminary, secondary, tertiary and finally, final drawings done, submitted them to council for costing, rebudgeting, double checking and final approval and now we are ready to proceed. Naturally, when you deal with publicly allocated funds, there needs to be a lot of scrutiny over how it is spent and that takes a long time, but we're pleased that soil tests have now been done and the work will begin very soon. Don't be alarmed, we're not planning on copper plating the rooms or doing anything ostentatious, but there will be a bit of work going on to pave the front area and build a shaded area for patrons to sit under and enjoy the mottled sunshine rather than the blazing summer sun. It's really a magnificent pergola, and should enhance the experience of watching the battle on the main playing arena. It is hoped that it will be finished before Christmas so that it is available for use in the hotter months. Keep and eye on the social media pages for updates of the build. Training indoors for the first couple of weeks had some good attendances and we've been outside sending a few down in the nets on a Sunday morning for a while now. With the first game only a month away and footy finished, Tuesday and Thursday training is also under way. Some new faces and many old ones have been working hard to put in a solid pre-season and will give an excellent account of themselves this season. Captains have also been named for the season and Sam Schaller will again skipper the A Grade team this season. Sam

was bitterly disappointed with the loss in last season's grand final and he and his team have already committed to doing whatever they need to to take them that step further in the new season. B Grade will again be led by Paul Liistro who has been growing over the last few years in this role and expects to get some good results and improved performances. B Grade is the breeding ground for the younger players and the place where they are brought together with the older experienced and seasoned veterans to learn their craft and put it to the test and Paul has done an excellent job over a few seasons in this job. And speaking of experienced and seasoned veterans who young players can learn things from, we've asked the most experienced, seasoned and hardened competitor in the club to take charge of C Grade. He wasn't available, but Russell Hyland is so he'll be skipper this season because he applied to captain any team the club thought needed his expertise and since he's too old for Under 15s, and they had three better candidates anyhow, we thought that C Grade might be the perfect place for him. He's done it before of course. In fact he was captain of C Grade last season, but actually never took the field due to injury and other things associated with age. He is a former president, A Grade skipper, premiership skipper, club coach and president and has a wealth of knowledge of the game so he should be able to cope with the task, assuming he gets out on the park. Unfortunately at this stage no decision has been announced on the skipper of D Grade. The Bendigo Bank will again be supporting the club's Community Cricket program and junior coaches are being organised by the hardest working people in the club at this time of the season, the junior coordinators. The club will again have Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 junior teams this season and we're really excited by the young players coming through and the future of the club. The season is so close now and there will be plenty of excitement this summer so keep your eyes open for announcements regarding social and community events. More next month.


BARWON HEADS CYCLING CLUB In 1970 the Melbourne rock band The Mixtures released two singles, In The Summertime and The Pushbike Song. They were so similar in rhythm and melody that the band should have been prosecuted for plagiarizing themselves. They weren't of course and now their legacy lives on…or does it? The Mixtures are at least remembered for making a contribution to the lexicon of songs that refer to bikes, riding and associated activities. As some of us ride the local roads we do so to a soundtrack that goes beyond the whirr of wheels and the refined grind of gears, beyond the hum from the road surface or the pace of breathing as the pitch of an incline assumes a steeper angle. On a long ride, at about the halfway mark naturally, some of us are prone to burst into something akin to song and belt out the “We're halfway there…” refrain from Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer, a single from the memorably named 1986 album, Slippery When Wet.

Or perhaps Slippery When West would be more appropriate a title to describe our damp winter roads. Amongst other tunes to bring cycling to mind, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers sang '…How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention…' in their 2002 track 'Bicycle Song'. How right they are. Were. Whatever.

Denver is not necessarily known for producing legendary musical acts and the Flobots prove the point perfectly. A modest alterative rock/hip hop outfit with plenty to be modest about, their repertoire includes 'Handlebars' from 2002, a tune containing the boast 'I can ride my bike with no handlebars, no handlebars, Look at me, look at me, Hands in the air like it's good to be alive'. When we arrive at Annie's after the weekday rides feeling like it's good to be alive - the musical vibe is often that of a mellow morning. James Blunt was recently identified drifting through the speakers. By this stage of the day however we have coffee on our minds. Whether it's the Mondays we don't like, the ruby Tuesdays, the Fridays we're in love, whatever day it happens to be, the girls at Annie's greet us with smiles that belie the hour and ignore the fact that the big table is suddenly populated by middle aged in lycra and yes I'm using the term middle aged generously. Dispensing caffeine and a positive mood in equal measure, dealing effortlessly with orders for a range of coffee style and sizes, the Annie's team play a significant role in the life and times of the BHCC and that of the town more broadly.

At the other end of Hitchcock the Starfish crew do a similarly outstanding job in keeping so many cyclists, and those who have more sense, supplied with great coffee and food.

In particular the famous Squishy is a bike rider's favorite. At the BHCC there's an unspoken, and rarely adhered to, rule that 100kms must have been ridden to qualify for ordering a Squishy. Happily, no such restrictions apply to ordering muffins and our Geelong and Ocean Grove based members in particular take full advantage before riding the extra miles to their home bases. But life's not all coffee and cake of course. Sometimes there should be beer as well and we're reliably informed that the Barwon Heads Hotel's role in providing the essential beverage, as well as fine food, quality service and expert management, is soon to be significantly enhanced. The daylight hours are extending, the weather is warming and it's a great time to ride a bike no matter what music you have in your head. Find us at 5.45am weekdays at the CFA, 6.30am Saturdays at the same place. Bring a song along. Lawrie Malcolm

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Bowling at the end of Winter After what seems the coldest winter of all time, the days are starting to stretch out and hopefully the better weather will follow. Better weather means bowls, both socially and pennant. Slowly all those who ventured north or overseas for the winter are reappearing on the green. Once again we thank the Torquay and Ocean Grove bowlers who were the backbone of social bowls over the winter. As we now get ready for the pennant season, all sorts of practice is arranged. This season we have Div 5 and Div 9 on Saturdays, and on Tuesdays Div 3 and Div 6. Our new Secretary Laurie Stendt has slotted into his job beautifully and appears to have been doing it for years. Since last season we have lost our past Secretary Anne Way. Anne did a marvelous job and we thank her and wish her well with her bowls into the future. As with all sporting and social Clubs, sponsorship is vital for the ongoing viability of the organization, our bowling Club is no different. We thank all our sponsors and welcome aboard Damian at APCO, Joel at Barwon Heads Hotel and Brian and Leanne at Beachouse. Once again we would like to send out our message of new bowlers required. Anyone interested please contact the Club, we’ll get you started, you may be the next Buddy Franklin of bowls. Until next time, good bowling


Registration is now open for the summer season 2017/18. As you may be aware we have for the first time had teams in both the Bellarine and a Geelong competitions this season, and ideally we would like to have a good representation in both leagues.

Team selection is taking place on Tuesday September 12th. If your child is wanting to play this summer season please register them as soon as possible. It is a difficult task putting teams together for the committee with late registrations. The AGM is commencing at 7pm on the same night at the Barwon Heads Primary School gym. The club and teams run purely on the time donated by parents like yourself. Many hands make light work and we are always looking for more committee members, coaches and team managers to share the load. All present and potential future coaches and team managers are encouraged to come along to assist with team selection. As of August 1 2017, all parents that work with the club and teams in any capacity must have a Working With Children's Check. Basketball Geelong also require scorers to hold a current WWC. The checks are free for volunteers and very easy to complete either online or a form from the post office. If you already have a valid WWC, you just need to update it inline to reflect your involvement with Seagulls Basketball club. As we end of our winter season we wish all the teams that make it to finals every success. Thank you to all the coaches and team managers who have given their time and expertise to shape these young Seagulls into fine young basketballers.

Go Seagulls!! Jaki Cornell __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Strategy meeting

It's hard to believe the MiniRoos sesaon has come to an end. With the final games played in Torquay at the annual Melbourne Victory Gala Day festival for Week 14 of the 2017 season. It is the one day when both the Northern and Southern Hub clubs come together to play each other. Close to 1,700 junior players from the age of 5 to 11 years participated on the day, while up to 3,000 coaches, parents, friends, club officials and interested spectators were in attendance. As part of the big day, Melbourne Victory staged a special Presidents' lunch for all Geelong region club representatives in the clubrooms, while the undoubted highlight of the day was the special appearance of

several of the Victory's A-League stars, including Archie Thompson. All the Barwon Heads teams played great matches against their Northern Hub opponents as the sun shone down on this huge festival of football.

Annual Pie Night Was a fun evening and an ideal treat on a cold and windy winters evening! After the final Thursday night training session, our helpful volunteers served up 150 pies and a bucket load of tomato sauce!! All that's left now is for our Under 12's, Senior Men and Women to conclude their season and of course our Presentation Days to celebrate a terrific 2017 Season at the club. Katie Ramage Photo p.28

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Farewell Lyn & Garry Martin -- Hello Sue & Damian Berg

Lyn & Garry Martin


Sue & Damian Berg

Well, they’ve finally done it! Lyn and Garry Martin have retired from Apco. Lyn and Garry brought up their daughters in Barwon Heads while working hard and always supported our local community. They also always supported Talking Heads and we wish them luck on their travels up North in the warm weather. Hello to Sue and Damian Berg who are loving everything about Barwon Heads. Sue & Damian had the local Apco in Lara for over 11 years and they in Winchelsea. We look forward to getting to know Sue and Damian and I hear they make an ace jaffle!

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BARWON HEADS COMMUNITY GROUPS SPONSORSHIP and COMMUNITY GRANTS APPLICATIONS 2017/ 2018 The Barwon Heads Community Bank is calling for applications for the next round of funding. Application Periods. January 1st to March 31st Grants announced in May June 1st to August. 31st. Grants announced in October. The bank Bank has has delivered delivered over over $170,000 $135,000 to to the the local local community since opening. To apply visit the Branch or apply online at www.bendigobank.com.au/barwonheads

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