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We talked about all the things that we are involved with in
Barwon Heads, the issues that mater to our community.
How do we make sure our elected representatives and
public service officers take notice and care for our
community as we do? We are a community based group
with limited resources but lots of enthusiasm and access
to some great skills and experience. Our challenge is to
ensure the lazy option of one size fits all philosophy of Significance' for the house and cypress tree at 9 Bridge
governments is seriously questioned and not applied to Road for their historic, architectural and aesthetic values. irony that the purpose of increased density is to provide
our unique location at the mouth of the Barwon River on diversity of housing and to provide housing close to
The City of Greater Geelong has put a significant amount of transport and facilities for older people and students. We
the Bellarine. The township and surrounds need to be
time and resources into supporting this heritage don't see the diversity of offerings in Barwon Heads, just an
respected and protected for future generations it not
amendment. The submission to the Panel presented by increase in holiday lets. We see denser development on a
should be absorbed as another suburb of Geelong, or large scale as a threat to the sense of place and a significant
Peter Smith, Coordinator Strategic Implementation on
considered part of the metropolitan sprawl. We are a risk to the unique coastal environment.
behalf of the Council contains a wealth of information about
coastal village with a river and the ocean, not a Barwon Heads, its planning schemes, and the value of our
metropolitan suburb with a railway station. Our open CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL ZONES The State
heritage. We are confident that this valuable information will
space and trees and native vegetation is unique and can Government is about to change the residential zones.
inform future discussions on the Structure Plan and future
be enjoyed by all. We want to be remembered for our Planning Scheme Amendment VC110 will replace the
development plans.
beautiful setting not our bad traffic. We want to hear existing residential zones with the reformed zones when it is
birds, and the sound of the waves not trucks and sirens. gazetted. It could be any day. We find this all very
We now have 4 heritage consultants confirming the
depressing and look forward to continuing discussions with
OH WELL ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER 2017. significance of the site, and the significance of other
the Geelong Council. It appears to be a continuation of the
heritage buildings in Barwon Heads. We heard from 2 of
We will be part of a Bellarine Ward, with 3 Councilors theme of denser development without any regard to
them at the hearing Ms Louise Honman for the Council and
representing us. There will be a total of 11. Thankfully we existing infrastructure, neighbourhood character and
Dr Leo Martin for the Thomas family. The developers own
wont be diverted by the individual race for Mayor, the amenity. We will put further details on our website. Also look
expert acknowledged the significance of the site.
recommendation is for Councilors to elect the Mayor from at
Unfortunately the developers were not represented at the
within. We are not sure that Geelong is ready for the return strategy/planning-reform/reformed-zones-for-
hearing and relied on a simple written submission. We look
of elected Councilors or that we are either. But we all need victoria/reformed-residential-zones
forward to the decision.
to give it our all to ensure Barwon Heads is well represented
and connected. Participating in the Bellarine Community is THE NEW DRAIN INTO RIVER AT OZONE RD VEGETATION PROTECTION - BHA is becoming
an exciting challenge for us. We encourage you to share We all noticed the planning advertisement on the river in increasingly concerned that current and potential
how you also participate in the Bellarine we will plan a March. We understand that the proposed drain is more than development in Barwon Heads is threatening the survival of
Bellarine meeting soon so we can meet and share. double the size of the old drain and will be responsible for a the remaining Coastal Moonah Woodland in Barwon
significant increase of discharge of storm water into the Heads. The BHA supports appropriate vegetation controls
BELLARINE SAFETY COMMITTEE. River just next to our wonderful river beach. We have asked and is discussing the matter with the City of Greater
Our participation in this group over the last 2 years has the Council for further information and in particular Geelong, being the local planning authority. The Coastal
helped us understand how the Bellarine communities work clarification of the project and its potential risks. There are Moonah Woodland is listed as a threatened community and
and brings us together with our local member of Parliament limited details of what the permit is for on the application of State significance under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee
Lisa Neville the Minister for Police; Senior Victorian Police; forms on the CoGG website. We ask: Act 1988 (Vic) which provides protection on public land. It
local Police and representatives from groups across the has come to our attention that Coastal Moonah Woodland
Bellarine. Two websites are available to help residents where is the detailed plan for monitoring the may be under consideration for listing under the
understand the risks and take action to protect their homes consequences of putting this major storm water drain into Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
and families. the Barwon River? How will this be implemented? How 1999 (Com.)
- transparent will the reporting be? Which entity should be
- www.Bsafe contacted if the public is aware of contamination in the BHA MEETINGS - We are pleased that our local member
Car number plates. Having the number plate attached with river? for Corangamite Sarah Henderson has agreed to attend our
tamper resistant screws is one way to frustrate a thief. which entity is responsible for monitoring the river water April meeting. This date has been changed to 24th April to
There is a 'safe plate initiative', in conjunction with VicPol quality now? When was the last test taken? How is this avoid a clash with Easter the previous week and falls on
supports residents screw number plates to vehicles in a managed? Anzac Day eve. This meeting will be held at the Barwon
more secure way. Please think safe. Lock your cars, don't what consideration has been given to the fact the site is Heads Bowling Club at 7:00pm.
leave valuables in them. Don't put your handbag over the close to river beaches Some of the issues the BHA would like Sarah to respond to
back of your chair at cafes; walk with a friend. has Commonwealth permission been granted will include:
what consideration has been given to the fact this is in Roads servicing Barwon Heads.
9 BRIDGE ROAD DEVELOPMENT: was heard by the an area which is of significant environmental significance Public transport.
Panel Chair, Ms Lucinda Peterson on the 3rd March 2017. (ES02);what alternatives have been considered. NBN.
As our members are very aware we have put a lot of time Further discussions with the Council are planned.
and energy into this process, as have many of our members Energy policy.
and local residents and businesses in Barwon Heads. We BARWON HEADS STRUCTURE PLAN the draft is now Vegetation protection.
initiated the heritage protection. Following significant due in April. Barwon Heads is not a growth location and is
Yo u c a n r e a c h u s v i a
community disquiet about the proposed demolition and sandwiched between two significant housing growth areas.
redevelopment of the property at 9 Bridge Rd, the BHA The changes to residential zones by the State Government
will influence the new Structure Plan. We note with some Sandy Gatehouse - On behalf of the BHA Committee
CONSULTANTS to conduct an independent Heritage
Values Review of the property. The RBA report
established that the subject house is likely to have been
built c.1890 during the first major wave of development
in Barwon Heads and as such is amongst the earliest
surviving houses in the town. During the period 1888-
1892 the subject site was owned by prolific Geelong
based architect Albert J Derrick, and as such he may
have been responsible for the design. The clear
photographic evidence has confirmed the house's
earlier appearance. The report concluded that the
extant house and cypress tree at 9 Bridge Rd are of
local heritage significance for their historical and
aesthetic values and warrant the application of interim
heritage controls with the view to introducing an
individual heritage overlay in the future. The Council
subsequently engaged its own heritage consultant
Context Pty Ltd to conduct a peer review of the RBA
report. The peer review concluded that the RBA heritage
assessment established the threshold of 'Local
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holidays. When I think how my grandchildren almost wore out
books they begged me to read and re-read, possibly
As most of our locals know, we do open for five days of the parents these days don't have as much time as I do to
week, that is, from Tuesday till Saturday during the read to kids....a favourite occupation for me.
holidays. Of course, that does not include Good Friday.
For most of the 23 years that I have been a volunteer at the Now some of my volunteers have asked that I remind our
shop, it was our practice to open at 10 a.m., then to close kind donors to please keep in mind that we always need
at 1 p.m. more wool. The other thing we'd love are any stamps you
We certainly still CLOSE at that time, but recently, can save for us. I notice that most of my mail, especially
because our volunteers arrive at 9 a.m. to put goods out, bills, do not have stamps, but when they do, I keep the
many people start to arrive soon after that. So our usual stamps, with a small amount of paper around them, so
MANY THANKS practice now is that as soon as the two "outer areas", that that our "Sammy Stamp" ladies can re-use them.
is the Sorting and Show-rooms, tell us they are ready, we I do hope to see many of you during the holidays.
On so many occasions recently I have realized how very put out our "Open" signs, and get cracking. God bless you,
grateful we volunteers at the All Saint's Op Shop are for Helen Edwards
the wonderful support the Barwon Heads community It is strange to me that some items which I think will "sell Shop Supervisor.
gives us. like hot cakes", in fact do not.
Obviously the "one man's trash is another man's treasure" This picture is from
We receive so many items that are of excellent quality, applies. a delightful little blog
and I am especially pleased that the appeal I made for Since I rarely get to the larger retail outlets (who would I found by a lady
lighter boxes/bags, has been "taken on board". need to when I can buy things at Op Shop prices), I have called Leanne from
Of course, we still have electrical goods we can't sell little idea how cheaply certain things sell in real shops, The Secondhand
arriving, but not as often as in past years. Most people especially at sale times. So I am so grateful that the City (link below) who
have also become more aware that books we can sell volunteers who price things are usually spot on when it loves to go op-
have to be in reasonable condition, and magazines only comes to that chore. are
dating back two years. Recently we did have a most It rather annoys me on the rare occasions when a her kids outside our
successful half-price Book Sale. It was so good to see customer will query a price at the counter. I am only too op-shop on a recent
spaces on the shelves, even though by the following aware of how cheap most of our items are, particularly trip from Aireys Inlet
days, we had received just as many again as we had books and clothes. It never ceases to amaze me that we to Rosebud.
sold! have the most wonderful childrens' books that often arrive
We will have the next sale during the coming school in pristine condition.

It makes me laugh now.
How fake his persona
The was to the outside world.
Raw Truth Everyone gushing at
work how wonderful he
I'd be lying if I said was when all I wanted to
that there wasn't a do was vomit at their
glimmer of hope words!
that my pregnancy He wouldn't take me to lunch.
Geelong Community Radio would somehow make things better. That my He'd take me to watch him eat lunch. abuser may treat me a little better show pity on He'd order for himself and make me sit there and
my growing tummy and cut me some slack. watch him eat.
But not him. Pig.
SAVE THE TARKINE I was walking on egg shells already around the Why did I let him get away with this behaviour?
house and my reprieve was my tiny little office at Well I was scared and young.
work. I could hide there. Be safe. Be happy. I was frightened for my baby and for my baby's
He couldn't torment me, pick on meor put me future should I not be around all the time. I didn't
down. want this monster to have weekend access to fill
my baby's tiny innocent brain with b******t.
But not him.
He was a stalker and I knew I would not be safe
Knowing that I was pregnant, and knowing that I with or without him.
wouldn't leave him, the daily phone calls I started to distance myself from my family and
started.My office phone was no longer safe.
My office was no longer a retreat. my friends.
Just think of happy thoughts and... He told me that I was boring and that everyone
Youll fly You left a mess in the kitchen you stupid b**** felt sorry for me so that's why they spoke to me.
Peter Pan
You didn't make my lunch the way I like it you Slowly I believed him and I stopped contacting
m*** people.
Don't bother coming home tonight you s*** the kid
probably isn't mine anyway The gorgeous young, fun loving girl I once was
now was a quiet submissive wreck who was
He'd ring and hang up. trapped.
My hands would shake and I'd wonder how I could No friends.
ever bring a baby in to the world with him. As if No family.
that wasn't bad enough he'd start to turn up to No support.
work. Sweet talk the receptionist telling her he That's The Raw Truth.
was there to take me to lunch. What an amazing husband so loving. Cont. April
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Real freedom is not something to be
acquired, it is the outcome of
intelligence. You cannot go out and buy
freedom in the market. You cannot get it
by reading a book, or by listening to
someone talk.
Freedom comes with intelligence.
But what is intelligence?
March was again a busy month for Please remember to go to the SBHA website for Can there be intelligence when there is
Save Barwon Heads. further information. Continue to like our members fear, or when the mind is conditioned?
pictures on facebook and watch for the 2nd drone When your mind is prejudiced, or when
We continued to increase our membership and video of Barwon Heads this month! you think you are a marvelous human
have received overwhelming support from the being, or when you are very ambitious
Barwon Heads community and the region along Special thanks again to those who contributed to and want to climb the ladder of success,
with holiday makers and visitors. raising much needed funds at our recent Bush worldly or spiritual, can there be
intelligence? When you are concerned
Our little stall at the Festival of the Sea was well Dance. We have $10,000 to put toward the legal about yourself, when you follow or
received too! and specialist environmental experts need to worship somebody, can there be
provide evidence at the Victorian Planning Panel intelligence? Surely, intelligence comes
Our membership team, led by Prue Hearing. when you understand and break away
McKechnie will be at Peppercorn this So far we have secured the support of our expert from all this stupidity. So you have to
team comprising of: solicitor, barrister and QC; and set about it; and the first thing is to be
month, a change of view whilst we await environmental experts ecology and hydrology. aware that your mind is not free. You
the draft Barwon Heads Structure Plan. Our local retailers and community members have to observe how your mind is bound
have been most generous, we would like to by all these things, and then there is the
The Plan is expected out later in April and will be beginning of intelligence, which brings
thank the following for their donations and freedom. You have to find the answer
circulated by the City of Greater Geelong. support of SBHA at the silent auction at the for yourself. What is the use of someone
Save Barwon Heads Alliance (SBHA) will send a Bush Dance: Angela Hawdon, Bambalotta, Bare else being free when you are not, or of
summary email to our membership with the key Skin and Body Clinic, Baylis Family, Beach someone else having food when you are
information included in the Plan. We are also House Restaurant, Bloomfield and Webber, hungry?
organising a community meeting following the Christ Stirk, Craig Beeby, David and Linda
release of the draft Barwon Heads Structure Plan. Diggins, Dean Bateup Photography, Fitzroy To be creative, which is to have real
This will provide a more detailed explanation of the Nursery, Frith, Hair at the Heads, Hanoi Kitchen, initiative, there must be freedom; and
content and the response being developed by Holy Tote, Jon Duthie, Kiitos, Kylie Curcio Hair for freedom there must be intelligence.
So you have to inquire and find out what
SBHA. As this Plan will be reviewed by a Victorian Stylist, Trish Clayton and Lisa Clemenger. is preventing intelligence. You have to
Planning Panel Hearing later in the year, our early investigate life, you have to question
work on the assessment of the Plan will be put to The May report in Talking Heads will provide a social values, everything, and not accept
good use and also be made available to our summary of the key aspects of the draft Barwon anything because you are frightened.
membership to further inform individual responses Heads Structure Plan that the SBHA will focus on.
to the draft Plan. Gabrielle Nagle for Save Barwon Heads Alliance Krishnamurti

Barwon Heads Bowling Club

Pennant finals have been run and won, with nothing coming to Barwon Heads.
As we head into April all Club Championships have been completed. To update what had already happened the Mens Pairs was won by the bandits with the mechanical arms:
Russell Laird and Dave Greenfield, they narrowly defeated Ken Allen and Les Jennings. Russ and Dave had been runners up the last two years, so were due.
Russell backed up with partner Joyce Kirby to win the mixed pairs over Ken Allen and Anne Way
Last month we mentioned the annual trip, this year to Warrnambool. It was incorrectly advertised as a 4 day trip, no its a 5
day, leaving on 19th June. If you need
info or want to book contact Sandra.

Saturday 18th March, Barwon

Heads Bowling Club had the
privilege of hosting a very unique
day of bowls.
On a perfect day weather wise, Friends and Family of
the late Mitch Trickey came together to play bowls
and celebrate his birthday, almost two years after his
The popular local boy was both a husband and father
of two when he passed away at age 30 after a 12 year
battle with illness.

Well done to all those who attended, when the news

of the world isnt always good, this was very good.

Until next time, good bowling.

Connecting with your Kids
As parents, we naturally want the best for our children. We want them to have happy, safe and rewarding lives filled with possibilities.
However, these days the statistics regarding adolescents are alarming; increased rates of anxiety, stress and depression. More than
ever, we need to be connected as a family so if your child needs someone to talk to during tough times, they
can chat whenever they feel the need.

Being connected as a family is one of the most special things that can be experienced in life. I've started a project called Connecting
with your Kids and it's all about spending time together and teaching your children those vital life skills that many employers are
looking for. These 'soft skills' are what children need to thrive in jobs they take on that may not have even been created yet. This
month we are looking at respecting differences.

We all know that Barwon Heads is beautiful seaside village that we all love living in. Many people have made the 'sea change' and
moved to our town from Melbourne in search of a different life to the ones they previously had in the city. It is a fairly mono-cultural
town that you would expect to see on a postcard. On our first trip to Central Australia when the kids were young, we were wandering
around Alice Springs when our very young son Finn saw an Indigenous Australian and asked, Where is he from?

Here are some fun things to try at home together as a family

Listen to music from a different culture. What was different compared to the music that you usually listen to?
Go to a religious event or ceremony and discuss what you noticed.
Find 3 facts about the indigenous people of your area and talk about what you
As a family, cook some food from a different culture that you haven't cooked
How are you different to others in your family? At school? Work? In your sports
team? Discuss.
Go out to dinner to a restaurant from a culture that you have not experienced
Watch a foreign film or television show together.

Have fun connecting with your kids. For further information, visit the Facebook page
'Connecting with your Kids' or go to connectingwithyourkids on Instagram.

Andy McNeilly

talking books They act as the real owners of our garden and
defend their territory, nest and nectar, with loud and
aggressive behaviour. 'Chokk Chokk, Tabocco
'Where Song Began' (see Judging by
its popularity many of you will have read it, or heard
about it. For those of you who haven't read it, read
From a verandah in Barwon Heads I Box, Cookey-cook, Chokk.' And quite rightly too! it! It will enrich and perhaps change the way you
watch the comings and goings of the They are raucous and combative because their see flora and fauna from your verandah or vantage
resident Red Wattlebirds, the second food needs defending, and flowers provide nectar point in the world.
largest, and arguably the noisiest of all on tap, day after day. Greg Kelly
These wattlebirds will have a crack at most other
honeyeaters, commonly known as gilly birds that come within their nectar patch. They give ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
warblers, barkingbirds, what's o clocks chase, snap, attack and fight with fury. They do
and chocks. that thing where they take up the position on a
perch of the recently ousted, claiming the territory.
On the other hand they tend to steer clear of Pied
Currawongs when they mass for the calorie-rich ivy
berries, and Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoos that
float in for the Banksia's flower spikes, and the
Rainbow Lorikeets hulling seeds on the ground. OPTOMETRISTS
I've also seen them forage alongside large and
noisy groups of New Holland Honeyeaters.
Early this summer, as I poked around the garden, a
Spotted Dove, a mere fledgling from its
Honeysuckle home, joined me off and on
throughout the morning. Though jaunty and
inquisitive it was unsettling to have this delightful
little wild bird follow me around. And yes, my first
thought when I discovered the carcass the
following day was to blame it on the Reds. I had
absolutely no evidence for this. More recently these
Red Wattlebirds have taken to the Desert Ash, Kate Majella OConnor Jac Pam Natalie
snapping insects with the precision of a Optometrist
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The saying goes, you made your bed, now
sleep in it. Which is all well and good if
youre just sleeping with your donna
with Rachael Hely lopsided every once in a while. But when you
turn around and realise that all the time youve spent trying to save time has actually
stolen 135 minutes out of every day from you
of crap you sweep from your kitchen floor. - you can see why your small people struggle
Theres just the thankless task of doing it. So with the ability to turn a tap on. Ive met the you remind yourself that its a gift of gratitude demands of the opening and closing beaks
to be able to serve. You know that pretty by simply filling them up rather than showing
soon, your small beaked ones will be big them how. Because its easier. And its faster.
walking ones. And they say small people role model
behaviour, so I somehow thought they would
Meaning not too long after that - theyre get the hang of this drink thing soon.
Yesterday was a day that I could sense We have shifted into the darker months of
would have to come. There was always the year. From now until the end of June, the
going to be an opening and closing beak that nights are getting longer as the days become
would demand too much and that I would milder. Our energy journey has begun its
eventually want to slap. Yesterday, after kid soft descent into the shadows. Meaning that
wrangling meant Id had less than 3 hours we dont want to waste our time and efforts
sleep and already punching out double that on aspects of our process that drain from us.
number in hot cross buns, one of my
So, on average I spend 135 delightful small ones asked:
Serving everything in solitude isnt being
gifted with gratitude. Its being a control-freak
minutes a day making food Can you make me a glass of water? perfectionist who hasnt made the time to
that I dont get to eat. I stopped. Dead pan still. It was the 20th
share the load. It comes form pushing
through lifes journey as if in perpetual crisis.
Its not because Im on some fad fasting diet. minute of my 135 thankless moments of the
Its from forgetting to make time to be still. Its
Or because Im moaning about that first day. It made me turn on my foot to look at all
because in between driving to circus
world problem of not having the time to eat my 3 small hot cross-bun eating babies,
rehearsals, picking up piano books and
whats on my plate. Its because the 135 square in their beaky faces.
finding new footy boots - I somehow forgot to
minutes are spent filling a plate that isnt I asked them how I should make this glass catch my breath.
even my own. Im like a mother bird who of water that had been called for. Should I go
every time she comes back to her nest, finds I somehow forgot to stop.
out the back and turn the glass blower on?
3 helpless beaks opening and closing there. Fire up a kiln to fire up a goblet? Take a Which is odd - because thats what a fit-bit
Squawking pretty loud. Demanding to be bucket downstream and walk back with it can measure.
filled. And even though I feel like a mother balanced on my head? Or should I simply Last night, I saw 2 adult birds dancing
bird, I dont have any feathered wings. slide open the drawer in front of their lazy- around the telephone wire out the front. They
Meaning I cant fly away from the demands bone legs, flick the kitchen tap to cold, and dipped and turned, as if waltzing with one
of my 3 small ones. proceed to watch Barwon Waters finest another. It seemed a choreographed
cascade triumphantly into the glass I hold celebration. Their small ones safely fledged
Despite our societies obsession with underneath the tap? And surely one who can
measuring anything that moves, theres no meaning they were free to fly north again. I
walk on their hands, or sing all the words to smiled as they painted the twilight sky with
fit-bit that will count how many weet-bix you Moana or build the Millennium Falcon in
microwave in a day. Theres no microsoft shadows. Their flirting circles making me
Lego can do this amazing feat of hand-eye want to twirl my own. And then I walked back
spreadsheet that shows you the volume of co-ordination and motor control?
crusts you scrape into the compost against inside to my own growing fledglings.
how many plates you stack in the So, can you? They asked. So as to teach them how to make me a
dishwasher. Theres no pie graph to Think seated side openers, backbends and decent pot of tea.
measure the quantities of different crumbs inversions. X

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without causing gum tenderness.
Using a harder toothbrush and putting too much pressure onto the gums can also lead to tooth wear over time. I
see many patients with tooth wear and recession in the roots of their teeth from brushing overly hard.

Electric toothbrushes- Electric toothbrushes are excellent for good cleaning. You can get the same result
with a manual toothbrush if you are thorough with your cleaning but an electric toothbrush does the work for you.
I would choose a rechargeable toothbrush over a battery powered one. There are two types of cleaning
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Be immersed in the beautiful language and
Her preferred medium is transparent watercolours on paper
customs of France, and hidden treasures of
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News from the Beaches and Coastal Environs

UNDERSTANDING DOG CONTROLS 31W Beach Access 'Cylinders' on 13th Beach Road
Barwon Coast is a Committee of Now the summer crowds have thinned and the work
Management appointed by the State The onus is on each individual to understand where demands created by the peak season have reduced
they can and cannot take their dogs, what is work has resumed on the construction of the
Government with responsibility for the replacement staircase at beach access 31W. The 20
acceptable dog behaviour, and what is acceptable
management of 13km of coastal crown dog owner behaviour. metre high staircase is expected to be completed by May
land from 7W Collendina to 42W Blue 2017. Barwon Coast thanks the community for its
Dogs are continuing to prove challenging along our patience during the planning and construction phases of
Rocks, Barwon Heads covering our this important project.
coast. We encourage enjoyment of the coastline
beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, with your companion, however many continue to
Barwon Heads and 13thBeach. flaunt the dog regulations. The coastline is for the Gary McPike
use and enjoyment by all, and protection of our General Manager
Our Committee members are local residents appointed
with consideration of the skills and experience that they natural assets is a high priority; hence why dog
have to offer in the management of this important piece controls are in place. Festival bunting
of coastline.
This time of the year, dogs are only permitted off-
leash between 7W and 13W Ocean Grove, 30W
FESTIVAL OF THE SEA and 34W 13th Beach, and 36W and 40W 13th Beach.
This year's Festival of the Sea has been and gone. The West of 13W and the estuary beaches on both
week of events engaged students from Barwon Heads Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, dogs MUST BE
Primary School who attended a variety of activities from ON A LEASH at all times. Dogs are not permitted
rockpool rambles, science night and citizen science off-leash until 1st May.
buddies. In addition to this the volunteers organised a
surf film night, arts connections workshops, Seachange We all have a duty of care to protect and share this
Quilters exhibition, Latte and limpets, Arts Trail walk, and amazing coastline; please help us educate others.
pot luck dinner. The main event on the Sunday was well
attended and provided for all interests from Go to for the existing
environmental stalls, craft stalls, cultural stalls, and dog control orders, or pick one up from our office, or Liz McGraths beautiful weedy sea-dragon
amazing arts displays from members of the public and email us your details to receive a hard copy. entry in the Festivals pole sculpture display
the Barwon Heads Primary School. There was plenty of
food and entertainment and the weather was superb for OCEAN GROVE SURF BEACH COMPLEX
the full week of activities. Barwon Coast would like to In November last year, Barwon Coast and the
acknowledge the festival organisers and volunteers for Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), after a
contributing their time into an outstanding array of lengthy multi staged tender process, appointed
activities that engaged participants to learn about our architects Wood Marsh to develop the plans for the
amazing landscape. new Surf Beach Complex that will house the Dunes
Caf and the SLSC.
BARWON BLUFF MARINE SANCTUARY Wood Marsh through a series of design workshops
The Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary is a pristine and have progressed their work to the point that the
significant place. Both the land based and marine schematic design is largely agreed. That design has
ecosystems provide valuable habitat for our native been reviewed by the Office of Victorian
plants and animals. Exploring the natural values of the Government Architect and very positive feedback
Bluff is encouraged and is one reason why it exists. This provided to the Project Control Group.
area is for research, education and passive recreation. It The next steps include lodging a planning permit
is a 'no take' zone, which means fishing is prohibited, and application with the City of Greater Geelong;
all plants, animals, rocks and other biological items must releasing the plans for public comment and
remain. Dogs are also prohibited the entire length of the beginning the detailed design development.
marine sanctuary. As this important community building progresses
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GOLF AND OSTEOPATHY As Editor, sometimes you are given

Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the
world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 special treats and at Christmas,
hole round amounting to 6-8 km of walking, requiring over 8,000-12,000 steps and a calorie burn of 1,500.
Karen Clarke from Medispa at the
However, golf can be very demanding; requiring strength, endurance, explosive power, flexibility and athletic ability
to perform a movement that produces some of the fastest club head and ball speeds of any sport. Heads kindly gave me a voucher for
The effect of these repeated large forces on the body can lead to many different types of injuries, which are often a skin treatment in her Barwon
specific to certain areas and sides of the body in golfers, depending on their lead side.
Heads room...
Much research has been done on the types and likelihood of injuries experienced by golfers with the main areas of
the body prone to injury being; Karen, a nurse, comes from a background in
The lower back, womens health needs. Shes also well versed in
The neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist our cosmeceutical requirements.
The Hips
We decided on a facial with an exfoliation followed
Lower back injuries account for roughly 30% of all golfing by make up.
injuries, with poor technique and lack of flexibility in the
mid spine and hips possible causes. Often it presents as Thoroughly cleansed, toned, exfoliated, re-
an aching and discomfort on moving into certain generised with vitamin B, then some light make up
positions and doing certain activities. However, the produced a very delightful hour of indulgence.
soreness and stiffness that people often present with is
called 'non specific' as it is not usually clear which The procedure was pleasant & calming leaving my
structure is causing the problem/pain. skin feeling like velvet.
Golf requires much more athletic ability than many The next day, my skin was obviously more
imagine and the consequences of this mean many nourished and brighter and I cant wait to go back to
people suffer injuries through poor general conditioning, try Karens new infra red treatments on my rosy
lack of warm up, poor technique and practice and playing cheeks aiming for a more even skin tone.
habits. Thanks Karen. Trish
The neck, shoulder, arms and the hips - Usually they are the last point of reference in a golf swing, because often ________________________________________
these parts are forced to compensate for what the rest of the body is not doing properly.

Treatment may include:

Soft tissue release/massage
Specific joint mobilisation and manipulation.
Dry needling
Exercise to work on strengthening:
O Upper limbs
o Core Muscle stability
o Thoracic and Lumbar spine
o Hip Joints
o Lower back
o Gluteal and pelvic floor
Rehabilitation exercises that are individualised to the golfer's body type, swing mechanics
and likes and dislikes.
With regular conditioning, improvement in technique, warm ups and structured practice the improvements
in a golfer's performance and reduction in injuries can be significant. Your Osteopath can help you with
this as well as provide you with effective treatment should you suffer with any injuries.

Golf Injury Prevention

Swing correction and warming up before golf has been shown to decrease injuries. There are specific ranges of
motion that a golfer should be able to attain. Your Osteopath can provide you with a golfer physical screen that
assesses your body's range of motion, strength etc and provide you with exercises to correct any deficits. They will
help optimise your body to best suit your golf swing and body's limitations.
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Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden

Later in April my wife Sue and thinly, or diced, and spread on the trays. for many months.
I are embarking on a hiking Gentle heat and a fan do the job, with For the main course, family favourites like
drying times varying from a few hours to spaghetti bolognese and chili con carne
trip around the Three Capes a day or so. dry nicely, if a bit slowly. They are bulked
in Tasmania. Fruits such as apples, pears, apricots out with the appropriate pasta, rice or
While not a super-rugged trip, it does and peaches work a treat. Many vegies cous cous.
require that we carry all our food for 4 such as carrots, beans, tomatoes and Dried fruits will make a healthy, delicious
days. So lightweight victuals is the idea. pumpkin are easily done. The finished dessert.
While one can buy very flash dehydrated product goes in ziplock bags, and keeps While food drying is particularly useful for
meals at camping shops, we are rising to hiking trips, it is also a great way to
the challenge of preparing our own. So preserve the excess produce from your
presently our house is perfumed by the garden.
smell various foods drying. This way you can enjoy home-grown
Why bother, you say? goodies at any time during the year!
Well, we like a challenge, and we have an Russell Mitten
abundance of produce from our garden Committee Member
(and the Community Garden). What
could be tastier and more satisfying than
to prepare it yourself?
We have borrowed our son Tom's drier.
We have found an abundance of
information and recipes on the Internet.
Basically, the food is sliced reasonably

Before and after! Cherry tomatoes dried

Sweet potato slices are cooked in about 10 hours. Their flavour is really intense.
till just soft, then dried about 4 hours Eat them as a treat, or add to your main course.
This small Sunbeam drier is simple and efficient


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They do not like wind and will benefit from protection, and will more than likely need
a support if not densely planted. Even densely planted beans will benefit from some
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your patch.
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Lovely AUTUMN food...

My favourite autumn vegetable is FENNEL
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and 1 cup fronds finely chopped to serve; 300 gm sour cream;
finely grated horseradish, to serve; for toasted fennel seed oil,
120 ml grapeseed oil or light olive oil 1 tbsp fennel seeds,
crushed (between coarse and fine);
for toasted fennel seed oil, gently heat oil and fennel seeds in a
small saucepan over low-medium heat until seeds become
fragrant and oil is only just too hot to touch...set aside to cool
and infuse (1-2 hours).
Meanwhile, saut onion, prosciutto and garlic in olive oil in a
saucepan over medium heat until onion starts to turn light
golden (about 15mins)...add stock and fennel and simmer
uncovered until fennel is very tender (30-35 minutes)... discard
prosciutto and pure soup with a stick blender (or in a blender
in batches, cooling the soup first)...season to taste...just before
serving, bring soup back to the boil, then stir in sour cream and
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BHFMS I was a little disappointed at the numbers (about 60)
at our March concert but maybe I was too optimistic
Barwon Heads Fine Music Society that the International Guitar Duo would draw a large
presents gathering?
Sweet Strings Those who were present would testify to the calibre of the artists! And we
were extremely fortunate to have such an outstanding performance in the
Anglican Church as the acoustics were excellent for such a performance.
Maybe the first Sunday in the month tricked people, but as they were
et Strings combines the mystical, warm, resonant sounds of the
unable to make the normal Sunday, there was no chance I would turn them
Celtic Harp accompanied by the sweet strings of the Violin.
down! We do have to be flexy occasionally!
Christine Middleton and Matiss Schubert are both acclaimed
musicians who play a broad repertoire including classical, Celtic & The Moller- Fraticelli (Johannes from Sweden & Laura from Argentina: they
live in Amsterdam with their 5yo son and perform regularly in Britain,
throughout Europe, Canada, North and South America, and Johannes
travels every year to India and China).
Their program was beautifully varied in composition and style. They began
with Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856 in Hungary) a virtuoso performer on
both guitar & flute & moved to Vienna in 1840. He toured widely & was
recognised as a musician of rare quality which was beautifully illustrated in
his guitar duets. They performed three contrasting pieces; lovely&
sensitive, a very lively piece & a romantic serenade. Three Argentinian
Tangos followed which were very exciting with their fascinating rhythms.
Johannes then followed with five short picture pieces of flowers which were
movingly beautiful, such as Moon & flower reflected in water& Flower
petals perpetually moving in the breeze. Two more pieces by Mertz were
the atmospheric boat trip, Water journey on Lake Traunsee & a lively
Sunday 09 April 2016 from 2.30pm Tarantella dance from Italy.
All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads Johannes then performed his Shenandoah Fantasy based on the
Tickets: Members $10 Visitors $15 American folk song (which was going to be a set of variations but evolved
Enquiries: phone Jenny on 5254 2580 into a lovely fantasy floating far away into the horizon!) He followed with a
Please join us for afternoon tea following the concert Northern Indian Raga (a combination of notes (scales) in particular moods;
The Night Flame,& Indian Folk music.
Proudly sponsored by Their final duet was by Johannes Moller & Laura Fraticelli & was performed
with the great intimacy and understanding of each other and their music.
Our next concert will be held on Sunday 9th April at 2.30pm in the Anglican Church featuring Christine Middlleton on Celtic harp & Matiss Schubert on
violin playing classical, Celtic & popular music. Donation: Members: $10; Visitors: $15. Please join us for afternoon tea following the concert.
Enquiries: please phone Jenny on 5254 2580 or Maggie n 5254 3173. Best wishes, Jenny
The 4th AGM of the Barwon Heads Arts Council was held on Tuesday 14th
March to celebrate the events and activities that took place in 2016.
Highlights over the past year included the Bellarine Arts Trail, Arts Walk and
the performance of Carmen.
Work continued during the year on the Feasibility Study for the Community Hub. Community consultation took place with an on-line survey collecting 344
responses. Stage 1 confirmed sufficient need for a Community Hub in Barwon Heads. Discussions are now underway with a number of community groups to look
at ways to partner and develop the Hub. If you are a community group that is interested in having a home and partnering with us, please call Vicki Strachan on
0427 032 933.

The new committee is as follows: Victoria Strachan President, Karen Shirley Vice President, Jan O'Sullivan Secretary,
Caroline Woods Treasurer; General Committee, Dorothy Johnston, Sophia Legoe, Karen McGlynn, Suzanne Brown and
Adie McDermott.
The Barwon Heads Arts Council will be hosting a series of 'Meet the Artist' events over the next few months at Affetati & Co, Italian Delicatessan, 2/62 The Terrace,
Ocean Grove.

The first will be on Saturday 29 April, followed by Saturday 27 May and Saturday 24 June. Artists taking part will be announced closer to the date.

The Bellarine Arts Trail is on again on the Melbourne Cup long weekend 4-6 November in Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, PT Lonsdale and Queenscliff. We are
welcoming artists from other Bellarine towns to participate by joining together in group venues in any of the four participating towns. More information can be
obtained by calling Karen Shirley on 0437 032 647.

Also for your diary: the Arts Council will be hosting a 'Meet the Authors' day on Sunday September 10. Previous Meet the Authors days have been a resounding
success. Details of guest speakers will be released over the coming months. Dorothy Johnston
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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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Seaview Gallery

8-30 APRIL
13-30 APRIL
Stunning new art works
glass and ceramics

Open 10:30 5:00 daily

Ph. 03 5258 3645
86 Hesse St Queenscliff 3225 As the seasons change so do the exhibitions at Seaview Gallery. Treat yourself with a wander through the gallery in April.
ROBERT HOLCOMBE SOLO EXHIBITION - 8 30 APRIL ~ Exhibition opening Saturday 8 2-4pm
In the year 2000, Robert received national and international awards for his work titled 'Cry of the Wilderness' in the Winsor & Newton Worldwide Millennium
Painting Competition, which attracted over 22500 entries from 51 countries and was presented in London by Prince Charles.
Robert sees the landscape in terms of line, form, colour and space. His abstract landscapes are a statement of the beauty and harshness yet fragility, of this
untamed land. His work explores the essence of the surface, framework and underlay of landscape rather than dealing with specifics. For the viewer this
will mean many more metaphoric possibilities to consider.
Robert considers his works to be earthy and primal with a strong environmental statement.
Easter showcases a wonderfully diverse range of art work from all our artists with a wide range of stunning new glass from James McMurtrie and ceramics
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With the change of clocks back from daylight savings we are suddenly in the throes of
autumn and the end of the fire danger period.
Traditionally the season is declared over by Easter and this year is likely to be no exception.
And with Easter falling in April this year we expect many of you will be planning DIY around the house and preparing your
Properties for winter. Remember to cut back trees, prune bushes and clear gutters. In addition, clean out chimneys and of course don't forget
to change your smoke alarm battery.
Smoke alarms are one of the most important life safety measures to have in your home. As well as checking the battery is current every six
months, it's recommended you replace your smoke alarms every ten years. Hard wired smoke alarms must be replaced professionally, so
best call an electrician.
Waiting until the smoke alarm beeps before you change the battery is too late - this indicates that the battery is already flat, and
your family is not protected. Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery.

The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade relies on community support to buy the extra equipment we use at incidents that is not supplied by CFA.
We have purchased free standing lights, additional portable radios and a defibrillator in the past few years thanks to the kind donations from
local businesses and community groups. We are therefore very grateful to the IGA and Barwon Heads community for the generous $1500
donation presented recently to Captain Helen Wood by David Lester, Produce Manager for IGA Barwon Heads. The money was raised in
store from the Community Chest program.
Want to know what we're up to? Jump onto the Barwon Heads Fire Brigade Facebook page which has lots if info on local community safety
events and insights to what we're up to. Make sure you jump on and give us a like to follow
what we are up to. In coming weeks we will start profiling members of our Brigade.
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a Huge Success THE HOOD || =Barwon Headsl
Last Saturday 9am - 1pm
LOcean Grove- Kingston Park l
1st Sunday 9am - 1pm
l Pt. Lonsdale l
at Pt Lonsdale Primary School
2nd Sunday 9am - 2pm
l Drysdale at Recreation Reserve
3rd Sunday 9am - 1pm
WHAT'S COOKING AT l Portarlington at Newcombe St l
(Opp Port Hotel)
THE LOBSTER POT? 1st Saturday 9am - 2pm

l Queenscliff at Princes Park l
Last Sat Sept to May

From the Social pages Remember to take your baskets,
cloth or hession bags or your jeep to
The Lobster Pot hosted a large party recently. save our communities from the curse of
the plastic bag invasion
The huge guest list of over 1200 comprised
mainly families and lots of children. The For those readers who are new to the area, the

buy sell swap & tell

occasion, which coincided with the Festival of Hooded Plover is a small, timid, endangered
the Sea, was to welcome new residents to the beach-nesting bird which is indigenous to our
saltwater fish tanks. The new arrivals came as local beaches.
stowaways in fresh seaweed added to the tanks
but were welcome anyway. There were half a Hooded Plovers are the masters of camouflage and are
dozen sullen ghost shrimp, a cute little toadfish well-adapted to life on the beach that is, life on the beaches
and possibly others unknown as I write this. of 100 years ago. BARWON HEADS ASSOC.
They provided a real-life demonstration of the Their once tranquil beach habitat has now been
President - Sandra Gatehouse
lifecycle of our marine creatures. overwhelmed by people visiting the beach for recreation, Meet @The Senior Citizens Hall
bringing all sorts of things that the birds are unfamiliar with 3rd Monday in Month @ 7pm
Entertainment for the party guests was provided dogs, horses, 4WDs, beach balls, toddlers! All welcome
by other fish tank residents including the 6 piece
mullet band the show off crab. Hoodies now struggle to find a bit of undisturbed space on
the beach to breed and because their nesting failure rate is BARWON HEADS
Other guests were absorbed by the library of as high as 90-95%, their numbers are declining, as too few TRADERS & TOURISM
photographs of events from Barwon Head's young are added to the population to sustain it. President-Bernard Napthine
earlier years. Party guests were not offered Birdlife Australia and hundreds of coastal volunteers are
turning this dire situation around; by monitoring hoodies and
5254 2312
refreshments because food and drink is not
allowed in the Lobster Pot. Despite that detecting when they have eggs or chicks and putting
everyone had a good time. protective management in place to relieve many of the GIRL GUIDES VICTORIA
human pressures. Helen Carruthers 5254 1299
You should try to make it onto the guest list for Hooded Plovers lay their eggs directly on the sand in a
future functions. They usually take place during simple, shallow nest scrape. The nest can be anywhere
opening hours which are 1.00-4.00p.m. daily above the high-tide mark, on the beach or in the dunes.
between Boxing Day and Australia weekend. Hooded Plovers eggs are small (about the size of a 20-cent
With the holidays now behind us the Lobster Pot piece) and very well camouflaged; so well camouflaged that SUSTAINABILITY GROUP
is open 1.00-4.00p.m. weekends only at the they are easily trodden on by accident. Community Arts Garden
moment. Regular party-goers will know I'm Egg incubation takes 28 days and if completed successfully, John Burke 5254-1921.
talking about the Barwon Estuary Heritage the tiny fluffball chicks hatch out with surprisingly powerful
Centre which is the green building on the legs. Adult hoodies don't feed their young; the chicks must
riverfront near 'At the Heads' restaurant. Even if fend for themselves, feeding on the sandhoppers found in
you don't receive a personal invitation come in decomposing seaweed. With sufficient undisturbed feeding President -John McIntosh
and see what almost turned the Lobster Pot into time, growth is rapid and in just five weeks they can fly. 0422 816 766
a sardine tin. Email-
During those five weeks before flight, however, they are at
their most vulnerable. When a chick is disturbed or feels
If you enjoy hosting large gatherings and have
spare time you may wish to join the friends of the threatened it quickly runs into the sand dunes and hides. FRIENDS OF THE BLUFF
Lobster Pot. While it is running, the chick uses up valuable energy, and President - Jon Duthie
while it is hiding it is unable to feed. A chick that is forced to 5254 2626
Contact the group through Barwon Coast. Call in run and hide throughout the day because of human
at the office or phone Maddie Glynn (52541118). disturbance or by dogs could easily starve to death!
Rob Kuebler With the longer days and warmer weather, the hoodies are WANTED TO BUY
finding their mates and are starting to get serious about Old Interesting Stuff
breeding. Antiques, Furniture, Art Deco, Books,
To reduce disturbance to the birds while they're Collectables, Surfboards,
breeding, please remember to leash your dogs at this Household MargaretGoods
time whenever you approach or are in the Hooded We buy single items or house lots.
Plover breeding area. Call Peter Summers at
For more details, or to become involved in Hooded Plover How Bazaar 5278 5453
monitoring, please contact Meg Cullen at Birdlife Australia: MENDING , HEMS & DRESSMAKING
More information: Margaret 0419 350 103
nesting-birds or 0416 119240 talking heads page 21

Festival round-up
Treehouse under the trees
We had joy,
Bee with a backpack of the sensor variety
we had fun
we had seasons in the
thanks for the co-
ordinating Alex, great
music Tony, arts fun with
Tony Armstrong with Mike Rudd The movies & rambles
Mark & Jon and to
everyone who threw their
hat in the ring - again - Photo: Secret Garden

Arts zone

We got physical-well, they did!


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Animal Rescue (Jirrahlinga) 5254 2484 CAFES/ RESTAURANTS
Police 5256 2698 Barwon Orange 60 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads 5254 1090
Barwon Heads Fire Brigade Secretary/Admin. Enquiries 0401 231 753 Beachhouse Barwon Heads 48 Hitchcock Ave. 5254 3376
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Barwon Water 5226 2500 Mangroves cnr. Hitchcock Ave/Bridge Rd Barwon Heads 5254 2468
CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS Starfish Bakery 78 Hitchcock Ave. Barwon Heads 5254 2772
1st Barwon Heads Scout Group 5251 2210 CARPENTRY & HOME MAINTENANCE
13th Beach Golf Academy & Public Driving range 5254 2622 Damien Mason Carpenter 0417 8911 22
Barwon Grove Golf Club (The Tin Shed) 5254 2826 David Cole 5254 1657/0419 118221
Barwon Heads Association Pres. Sandy Gatehouse 5254 1654 Reliable Carpenter. Loves small jobs. Call Mick 0405 484 344
Barwon Heads Community Hall FOR HIRE CARPET & TILE CLEANING
Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden call Judy 5254 1034 Barwon Carpet Cleaning All areas 7 days 0428 502 670
Barwon Heads Film Society Alex 5254 1139 F & G Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaning Geoff Stanley 0428 520 525/5250 1845
Barwon Heads Fine Music Society Inc. contact Jenny Wallace Smith 5254 2580 CARPET REPAIRS & RE-STRETCHING
INC. Barwon Heads Chorale Contact Jo 5254 2670 Kim Brasiers Carpet Service 5254 2857/ 0418 376 820
Barwon Heads Football & Netball Club 5254 2675
Barwon Heads Heritage Group (Part of BHA) Richard Hastings 5254 2621
Bellarine Chiropractic 14 Tuckfield Street Ocean Grove 5255 2200/0402 115185
Barwon Heads Red Cross 5254 1128
Barwon Heads Senior Citizens Club 5254 2003 CLEANERS
Barwon Heads Tennis Club 5256 1527 Ladybirds Cleaning & Maintenance Shelley 0403 436 252
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Ocean Grove Bridge Club Marcus Hill 5256 2550 Riversholme P/L 5254 2101
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Seachange Quilters at Senior Cit's. Clifford Pde.Barwon Heads Karen 0402 159062
ACCOMMODATION B & C Coolroom Hire 5254 2051
Barwon Heads Caravan Park Ewing Blythe Drive Barwon Heads 5254 1115
Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals 0412 102 145 / 5255 4676 DECLUTTERING
Ocean Grove Holiday Rentals 0403 515 605 Bye Chaos Tatiana 0477 067 612
Lauras Beach Houses Jetty Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1115 Onsite Organising Jennifer 0430 052 920 1-7 Geelong Rd Barwon Heads 5254 1066 DENTAL CLINIC
The Nook 1 bedroom cottage, private get away near river 0400 871 073 Ocean Breeze - Trak Arcade 73 The Terrace Ocean Grove 5255 2584
PFG Financial Services 4/50 Hitchcock Ave Barwon Heads 5255 9555 Coastal Dentures Andrew Irving 79 The Parade OG 5255 4700
Helen Holt MYOB Certified BAS ph: 0418 188847
Ocean Grove Accounting & Taxation Services Luke Joyce 5256 2815
Claire Dagley Dietician @ The Heads 2/76 Hitchcock Ave. 5254 1100
B & C Air conditioning, Installations, Breakdown & Service 0418 827 642
Surfcoast Dog Grooming Ocean Grove 5255 1336
Point Lonsdale Television 0411 490 430, (03)5258 2068
Brendon Brice Electrical Phones/Data 0416 165 855
ARCHITECTS Green Lead Electrical Martin 0467 097 101
Irons McDuff Architecture 5254 1337/ 0404 041 337 Mick Leverett - Electrician 0435 418 704
Ros & Smith Architects + Planners 5254 2789 / 0427 012196 Thirteenth Electrical 0419 705 313
Victoria Hamer Architects 03 9349 4033 Warren Jankowski Electrical 0404 163 609
ArtsKool @ Kazworks Adults & Kids Art Classes 0437 582772 AGM Fencing 0425 715 373
Seaview Gallery ~ Queenscliff ~ Contemporary & Traditional Art & Glass 5258 3645 FITNESS HEALTH HEALING MASSAGE
ATTRACTIONS Bowen Therapy Andrea Neale 0407 794 087
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BANK Barwon Heads Massage, Seaside Serenity, Daryl Wilkie 0403956900
Barwon Heads Community Bank 70 Hitchcock Avenue 03 5254 1700 FLY SCREENS
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Billys Bins 2,3,4 & 6m 0418 385 667
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Jardine Homes Design & Construct Will Gordon 0414 354 079
J & S Trickey Builders 0419 389 932 / 52542264
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GIFTS & HOMEWARES Coastal Roofing New & Re-roofing 5255 2732 / 0418 593 434
Davis Plumbing P/L 0419 504 085 / 0421 814 669
Frith 58 Hitchcock Ave. Barwon Heads 5254 1811
Hair Dudes- Mens 84b Hitchcock Ave. B.HeadsNankivell 13th Beach Osteopathy & Health Services Barwon Heads 5254 2668
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Melissa Connoley Hairdressing, Make Up, Beauty 0432 187 767 POST OFFICE
HANDYMAN Barwon Heads Next to the Community Bank 5254 2319
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Nick Gilbert My Handyman for all those little jobs. 52543186 / 0411 225 516 Concept Psychology Services. Suzanne Brown, Clinical Neuropsychologist. 0488 992721
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At the Barwon Heads Community Hall

7:45pm 27 April 2017

Mustang (2015) Turkey
Rated: M

Dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with
boys on a beach, their scandalised conservative
guardians confine them while forced marriages are
arranged. As the eldest sisters are married off, the
younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.
The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel
and chase a future where they can determine their own
Cast: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba
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You have read a few times here that house. In the last game before the break we lost to funny game and pressure does funny things to
undefeated Collendina by 9 wickets defending 192, been batsmen, bowlers and umpires.
the BHCC is almost a junior club bowled out by Jan Juc for 89 two games prior to that and Most especially in finals. At tea the lads were in a good
with a senior section and the had beaten only one other team for the season. Morale position, though not safe, with 5 wickets in hand and
was reasonable, but form and getting a settled team on only 17 runs needed to add to the silverware collection.
premiership wall in the club reflects the park were proving elusive and things were looking You dont get to be undefeated for the season unless
this. grim. you have a certain Joie de vivre and can deal with
In 2016-17 we have another photo to add to the Sometimes a break is just what you need to get things pressure in big games.
collection with Under 13 Hyland taking out the Norquay into focus and change the trajectory of your season and Collendina had a mixture of great play, great luck and
section of GJCA in a wonderful match against Drysdale, coach Ash Muir, skipper Sam Schaller and the lads in excellent leadership in a 25-minute period after tea that
where the result wasnt achieved until the last over of the the team got their, you know what, together and started will long live in their clubs history and make this possibly
game with only one wicket in hand. Superb winning come cricket matches. With the last round of the their finest day. They showed why they were the best
performances from Jack Goddard, who came in and hit season being a bye for the team, a win against Drysdale team all year and made some great saves in the field,
a quick 18 on Sunday, Charlie Farrer who batted for the in round 10 was a must if we were going to see finals. caught well, bowled impeccable line and length and an
entire innings on Sunday to steady the ship, Luca Vella Scoring 310 with the bat and bowling Drysdale out for old stalwart pulled out his best effort to get them home.
who scored 25 on Saturday to set up the run chase on 130 saw the team get a good percentage as well as a In the end, they bowled us out for 91 and claimed the
needed win and secure 3rd place. flag. It was a great game and both clubs can be proud of
Sunday and Campbell Snookes who scored 40 not out
the way that they approached the pressure situation of a
and hit the winning runs. Coach Sean OLeary was very
In week one of the finals we played in form Jan Juc and big final and the spirit of competition, played as hard as it
proud of his team and they and their opponents played
after a good start we slumped from 2-100 and were in gets, was pleasing to see. Im sure that their club is
the match in great spirit.
trouble at 8-127 and things were again looking grim, but proud of their performance and I know that we are very
The Drysdale boys and girls were well led by skipper
a late fightback from Pat Lowery (22) and Alan Jack proud of our team for getting so far and, notwithstanding
Jed Modini and had great bowling all day especially
Daniel (39) saw the score pushed to 192 before a the result, taking us all on a pretty exciting ride through
from Caleb Belcher who took 3 wickets for 3 runs from 6
wonderful performance on the Sunday saw Jan Juc March.
overs, to almost snatch a win for coach Jason Mallett.
The Barwon Heads Cricket Club congratulates all of the squeezed to be all out for 132 and The Heads had won
their way into another Grand Final. So another seasons comes to a sweet and sour end and
young Seagulls from the Hyland team on their
the club will go into a playing recess for a few months till
Its an unwritten law, but a well known adage that batting the weather gets warm again. We will of course be
first in Grand Finals is a great advantage as you have any working hard in the off season to secure new players,
I was hoping this week to be able to tell you that the
runs you make in the bank and can throw all of the new and existing sponsors and get things in place to put
BHCCs A Grade had achieved something that we
pressure and expectation onto your opponent to chase the best possible cricket on the park in 2017-18.
hadnt seen for three years, but unfortunately, they
you down. Collendina won the toss and duly batted and We thank all of the supporters, players, members,
achieved a feat not seen at the club for a lot longer than
again Barwon Heads was able to put on the squeeze, patrons and sponsors for your help and support over the
that. Its been more like 10 years since the club has
field and catch sensationally and bowl them out for 100. season. I look forward to seeing you all on the hill at the
finished second in the BPCA, but we managed to
At the end of day one we were looking pretty comfortable footy in the winter.
achieve that result in 2016-17.
If you had suggested at Christmas time that the team at 1-18 with plenty of batting to follow and two good
players at the crease. These low scores can be difficult to More next month.
would get on a roll after the break and earn a place in the
chase down, though they should not be, but cricket is a Matt Dunell
grand final then you would have been committed to a nut
This month I was a little short on news. nicknames, or don't drop your pants during a time trial. excuses as to why he didn't make the MTB session last
There are no major events happening. Not even a social The problem is not all industries are so well managed in Wednesday. Meanwhile your nice homemade Turkish
barbeque. Just a quiet gathering at the Tin Shed one this respect. Take for example the newsagency industry. coffee is getting cold, your sweaty riding gear has cooled
night. But I don't want to comment on that evening. More Huh! I hear you say. What drugs is Jeff on now? I also and settled in every crack of your body and that nice
to come in a later edition. So, I threw it out to the BHCC hear you sayWell, it's the most common drug in every Saturday morning feeling you had an hour or so has long
crew for a comment or a few words, and here are some office space people. NESCAFE Blend 43. And once I tell gone.
words from Jeff and Karen you about this cruel and beguiling practise you will be Crying doesn't help. Swearing out loud, like you've just
Noise in Breamlea by Karen nodding you head, just like Andy's Elvis doll on his new run into the bollards at the end of your street, doesn't
The BHCC is a bike riding club and it's also part of the Honda Civic dashboard. help either. The only thing left is the scissors. So, you
fabric of the community we live and ride in - a community Picture this, you've (well obviously not me) just come take to that plastic wrapped beast, like Edward
we love and respect. So, it was really good to get some back from a tiring 2 hour ride around the Bellarine on Scissorhands and set about disemboweling that printed
direct feedback early one morning down at Breamlea Saturday morning, had your coffee, but your fingers are flower. Now there's KAOS with plastic and paper flying
from a (possibly?) long suffering resident. Perhaps this still in the holding the handle bar position, like you've everywhere, and soon the Saturday Age resembles 3rd
resident had been wakened, morning after morning, by just played arcade Donkey Kong for the last 4 hours. You Prize in the Barwon Heads Origami Easter competition
the friendly banter and chat amongst the riders as we settle down at the dining table, pick up the newspaper and all you can see is the Good Weekend pull out with all
cruised into Breamers, the noise of voices and looking forward to reading the Traveller section where the circles in the o's and d's cut out, so it sort of looks 3-D
freewheeling hubs plucking him, too early, from his you can see all the places that Wayne has told you ish. So you tell me. If these manic early rising
sleep. Perhaps he'd lain there wondering how on earth about. Then you realise you have to unwrap this god newsagency people, had to follow the same rules and
this situation might ever change, would there never be a forsaken beast (yes, the nods have started). WTF etiquette that we do in the BHCC, then our Saturday
day of peace, of a sleep brought to an end at a chosen what sort of sick b%$#tard wraps a newspaper up like mornings (and don't get me started on bloody Sunday's
time, rather than at the time chosen by a bunch of loud this and where the hell is the edge. You turn it over paper) would be far more enjoyable. Although I'm still
Lycra-lovers? One morning it got too much for this twenty times to try and sneak a look at the fine plastic opposed to the drop the dacks rule that Andy has
resident and matters were drawn brusquely to a head. seam. You try and use the force of a Jedi by hovering imposed
Feedback was given in clear and certain terms and no your hand over the length to lift the edge up, but of
doubt was left in our minds. It hit the spot! We are now course that doesn't work because youre clearly not one Luckily, Talking Heads doesn't come plastic wrapped.
aware of the impact we may be having on our with the force the force is not with you. You then try and However, if Jeff's language doesn't improve, it may need
community at a tender time of the morning. We've reverse engineer the edge by starting at the top (or to come in a plastic bag like the magazines on the top
'shushed' ourselves at Breamers and at Carr Street. bottom, whichever way your inclined) and separate the shelf at Apco that he was telling me about.
Thanks, Mr Resident, for the feedback and our fused layers in a clockwise, no make that anti-clockwise, Thanks for your input Karen and Jeff. If there is not any
apologies for not cottoning on sooner. bugger nope sorry make that clock wise direction. Then cycling news next month, I'll throw it open to some of our
Rules and Etiquette by Jeff you realise that someone else in the family has already other talented writers.
Rules. Etiquette. These are important guiding principles reached your frustration level and has tried this Andy McNeilly
in any sport, especially in cyclingsuch as don't let Nev approach, and they've left a slimy peanut buttery residue
always shout coffee, or don't refer to people by their old which is making your attempt more feeble than Jason's
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Pitctured are the runners up and his staff, for getting the juniors up to a
for section 3: standard to play competition and we encourage all
Back L-R Brett Armstrong kids to keep up their lessons whether it be half the
Paul Robertson Andrew year, or over a 12 month period. Also a big thank
Griffin Ben Dew you to all parents that have assisted and
Front L R Mimi Armstrong, especially all our team managers.
Melissa Dallinger, Linda
Griffin, Andi Robertson MIDWEEK LADIES
Midweek ladies' tennis is half way through the
SATURDAY JUNIORS summer season and 4 of our 6 teams are in the
The summer season has four! We are looking good to win a few
come to an end for our junior premierships at the end of this season! There
tennis teams and 4 out of our have been a few injuries amongst our players, so
10 teams made finals, but thankyou to all the fill-ins!
unfortunately the 2 teams Our courts are being resurfaced next week, so a
Winners Train, Losers Complain that made it through to their respective preliminary big thank you to Ocean Grove Tennis Club and 13th
finals both got beaten so this year we have no Beach Golf Club for letting us use their courts
SATURDAY SENIORS teams playing off for premierships. Winter season while this is being done.
Summer season has just completed with two of the starts April 29th and it looks like we'll have 3 to 4 In the near future our club is planning some
three teams making finals. teams playing the winter season. fundraising to upgrade our clubrooms. Any ideas
Section 4 finished seventh hampered by injuries in support or assistance would be greatly
the men. Over summer we had good numbers of new kids appreciated. School holidays are upon us, so
Section 12 fought hard in the preliminary final to playing and also a good proportion of our teams stay fit, travel safe and get down to the newly
only lose by one game to Wandana Heights. were girls and hopefully we'll attract new kids again resurfaced courts for a hit.
Section 3 made it to the Grand Final but the next summer and have a similar or greater number MM
dominant force of Geelong Lawn were just too of teams. A big thank you to our coach, Cameron
good on the day.


Barwon Heads Seagulls have had another terrific summer season. The committee are busy preparing for the winter
season coming up with registrations open for new players and returning players.
Tryouts for the under 12s and 14s were held on 21st March for the new Seagulls Geelong Rep Teams. It's exciting
for the club to have the opportunity to play in the Geelong Basketball League for the upcoming winter season. We
would like to acknowledge Ray Smith who ran the tryouts and thank him for all his assistance to get this up and
running for us. The kids were very responsive and his professionalism certainly sent a buzz throughout the stadium.
There have been numerous teams finishing the season playing finals. Congratulations and best of luck to ;
Under 14 boys Div 3 Seagulls white
Under 12 boys Div 1 seagulls navy and blue
Under 12 boys Div 2 Seagulls Cobalt
All Seagulls Under 14 girls Div 2 Seagulls Lilac, violet and gold
Under 14 girls div 1 Seagulls lime
Youth girls div 2 Seagulls pink and aqua who play each other.
Stay tuned for finals results.
A reminder that hoodies are available to purchase for $40 so please register your interest on our Facebook page.
Here's to another successful summer season, enjoy the break and get ready to fire up for winter season.
Jaki Cornell

Photo - MMcEvoy
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
June 1st to August. 31st. Grants announced in
The Bank has delivered over $135,000 to the local
community since opening.
To apply visit the Branch or apply online at

Outgoing Barwon Heads Community Bank Chair, Jeff Cole

leaves the Board at the end of March so weve asked him to
reflect on his time on the board and why others should
consider volunteering as directors...
I have spent the past four years on the Barwon Heads Community Bank board.
Now, this is by no means a long stint. There have been others who have served
five or six years, including time spent on the fundraising and bank launch
The Barwon Heads Community Bank has been in operation for nearly five years,
and by virtue of its structure, it needs a board of management to govern
performance and compliance on behalf of shareholders.
Why do we need these people? That's a great question. Fundamentally they
ensure this locally-run business stays on track to deliver the two things the Community Bank Board Meeting
shareholders were looking for when they signed up. The first is a local business that provides, at very competitive
rates, all the services and products the big four banks offer, and then gives back to the local community via grants and
sponsorship. The second, is what every shareholder wants, a reasonable return on their investment.
What do these directors do? Well the board is split into executive roles and non-executive roles. You have a chairman
(me) who leads the board, a deputy chair, a treasurer (also me at one point) who reports on financial performance and
risk adherence, a board secretary who supports the board and a public officer who deals with the public side of things
such as trading shares. This team meets on the second Tuesday of each month and goes through all current and
future activities associated with running the bank. They then present their findings or recommendations to the board K2 ROOF PLUMBING
for discussion or decision. New, Re-Roof and Repair Specialists
What does the rest of the board do? They assemble themselves into two teams. One is the Business Development
Committee which works with the branch manager to collaborate with the local community on the best ways to grow the Kerry: 0402 071 093
business sustainably. The other group is the Grants Committee which runs two cycles of grants or sponsorship per
year for local groups to take advantage of as long as they meet the right requirements. These two groups each meet
once a month, consider their respective issues and then offer recommendations to the greater board team.
Why would you do this? Surely youre too busy with your own work or family!
It is a great opportunity to get involved with your local community and really make a difference. It allows you to use
various work or home-related management skills to help make important, well-considered commercial decisions.
You get to meet and work with some really passionate people who care about our community and the shareholders
they represent. Realistically, but not necessarily more importantly, it also adds another level of responsibility and
experience to your resume.
Why am I telling you this? Just like every football team at this time of the year there are people leaving, and they need
to recruit. The board is the same - each year people retire after being on the board for a couple of years, having
decided they have done their time. So if you have a spare couple of hours a month, keen to get involved with a local
business and passionate about our community, please email Public Officer Andrew Weinnman on and he will organise one of our directors to have a chat with you.
We would love to hear from you ...

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