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Fairy Bower Precinct
NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015
Newsletter - February 2014
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NEXT PRECINCT MEETING:
FEBRUARY
Wednesday 4th February 2015, 7pm start, St. Patricks College.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.fairybowerprecinct.com.au
WELCOME TO 2015 IN OUR BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD.
I hope that you have all had the opportunity to enjoy the
summer weather and to relax either in or on the water.
The summer break certainly enabled me to see at first
hand, the challenges that Manly Council has in maintaining
and improving walkways, picnic areas and other public
spaces so that locals and tourists alike can enjoy our
beautiful environment. It reminded me of the importance
our contribution can make as local residents. Many of
us volunteer in a variety of ways but the feedback and
direction that we bring as a Precinct to the process of
local government is very important. Each year we have
the opportunity to nominate particular projects that we
consider important. Over the years, clearing of weeds and
revegetation to the rockface above Marine Parade and
beautification of the Shelly Beach picnic area have been
two of the projects we have nominated. We understand
that Council funds to these projects are not always as
generously apportioned as we would like. That’s why it’s
important to ‘take stock’ each year and look at what has
been achieved and either ‘re-nominate’ existing projects
or nominate new projects. At our February meeting we will
be looking at the projects that have been nominated over
the past few years and the progress that has been made
by Council. We will then be deciding the best way we can
direct our energies in 2015. Come along and contribute
to the discussion. One of the most pleasing aspects of
2014 was the attendance of people who hadn’t come
along before. We’re a friendly crowd that looks forward to
meeting you.
As Christine Smith’s article about the Christmas Party said,
we had the usual very happy evening. I think our party
‘kicks off’ the Christmas season and what a way to do it.
We always manage to invoke a ‘son et lumiere’, otherwise
known as a Sydney thunderstorm. However, that didn’t
dampen our spirits. It wouldn’t have been such a success
without the hard work of Christine and Larry Smith and the
hospitality of the ICMS and our other sponsors. We were
delighted that our local member and State Premier, Mike
Baird, was able to attend, in the midst of a challenging
schedule.
Penny Verdich - Chair
PRECINCT CHRISTMAS PARTY
The 2014 Precinct Christmas party was a delightful success despite the massive storm that arrived just before the party
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began. Over 70 people enjoyed the hospitality of ICMS where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served. Penny Verdich,
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Chairman, gave an overview of accomplishments of last year and goals for 2015.
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The raffle brought in over $600 and both Bear Cottage and Pioneer Clubhouse will be receiving a donation from the Precinct.
Our generous sponsors for the raffle were:
Rob and Ruth Peters
ICMS
Bower Restaurant
Q Station
Boatshed Restaurant
Sabbia Gifts
Ann and Stuart Cameron
Kindly support these generous neighbours over the new year and thank you
to all who joined us this year.
Last but not least, we were fortunate to have Premier Mike Baird attend the
festivities for a short time despite his extremely busy and challenging schedule on that day.
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TOM KENEALLY/BEAR COTTAGE FUNDRAISING EVENT
4th December 2014 at ICMS
A very big thank you to all the Fairy Bower residents,
their families and friends who supported the Tom
Keneally/Bear Cottage event in early December 2014.
Tom gave a very interesting talk on the 3rd book in his
trilogy on Australian History – “Flappers to Vietnam”.
Over 160 people attended the event and just under
$9500 was raised for Bear Cottage.
The 6 ICMS event management students who helped in
organizing the event did an excellent job – especially in
terms of sourcing items for the silent auction.
My daughter gave her time and technical knowledge
to set up the Eventbrite site which made booking and
paying for the event online so easy for all involved.
Tom very generously donated the royalties of his books
sold on the night to Bear Cottage and I would like to
thank him for not only giving so generously his time,
but also for the donation.
Bear Cottage
Community
Open Day
Sunday 22nd February 2015
When: 1pm-4pm
Bear Cottage is the only
children’s hospice in NSW,
and one of only two in Australia.
Bear Cottage provides much needed support to children
For the special kids that stay at Bear Cottage,
with life limiting illnesses and also to their families during
there is no happy ending, no miracle cure but
very difficult times. They are extremely grateful to the
Bear Cottage is actually one of the most
community for their ongoing support. They will be
uplifting and inspiring places you could ever visit.
holding an open day on 22nd February 2015 from
YOU
ARE
INVITED!!
1 – 4 pm. See advertisement for more details.
To come along for ‘A Night with Thomas Keneally’, proudly supporting Bear Cottage.
Please join us for a tour of Bear Cottage,
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Cocktail
Evening
4th December 2014To RSVP, please contact Emily Sheridan
PO Box 2500 Thursday,
Manly NSW 1655
6pm – 9pm
Bear Cottage is an initiative
of The
emily.sheridan@health.nsw.gov.au
Great Hall,
ICMS
Children’s Hospital
Westmead
151 at
Darley
Road, Manly
or phone 9976 8300.
Free parking will be provided on the grounds of ICMS.
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Tickets: $40. Canapés and drinks provided.
RSVP by Wednesday 19th November - Simply complete this tear off form and drop it in an
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with
your payment to:
THE HURLEY AUSTRALIAN
SURFING
10/1 Cerretti Crescent, Manly or ICMS Reception, or alternatively email
7th - 15th February2014tkbearcottage@gmail.com
2015
for tickets and sales.
The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is a free event featuring the world’s best surfers & skaters, music, fashion & art.
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tickets. The name/s of attendees is/are:
Australia for the country’s biggest-ever surf, skate and music event.
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nine-day event will see the world’s
best surfers
competing in the men’s and women’s ASP-sanctioned surf contests,
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two
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world junior star-events, world-class skateboarding and two days of live music.
We would like to be contacted with your bank details to direct debt our payment
The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach is pretty much everything awesome about summer in one event,
with surfing, skating and live music all on show for free. Don’t miss it.
**All concerts are free and open to the public**
www.australianopenofsurfing.com
MANLY WORLD FOOD MARKETS
9th January - 27th February 2015
Enjoy your warm summer Friday nights with international food and great live music in a relaxed atmosphere!
Manly Council’s popular World Food Markets returns this summer to the grassed forecourt outside Manly Council Chambers
(opposite Manly Wharf), Friday nights from 5pm.
Sit back and relax with friends and family, enjoy excellent food and great music in a beautiful location just across from historic
Manly Wharf.
Each week the World Food Markets will present live music for your enjoyment while you taste cuisine from around the world.
The World Food Markets is located in the Alcohol Free Zone and is an alcohol and smoke free event.
Bring your picnic rug - limited tables and chairs are provided.
www.manly.nsw.gov.au/whatson/world-food-markets
CELEBRATE FITNESS, FUN AND COMMUNITY WITH THE SUN RUN AND COLE CLASSIC SWIM
Saturday 31st January 2015
Sunday 1st February 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run weaves its way along
the Northern beaches and is the perfect way to challenge
yourself in the New Year! Starting at 6.30am, the Sun Run
will begin at The Strand in Dee Why and finish on The Steyne
at Manly Beach with all finishers receiving a commemorative
medal.
Dive into Australia’s largest ocean swim and secure your spot.
Take up the challenge at Manly to compete in the 32nd annual
Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic.
Both the one kilometre and two kilometre swims will start from
Shelley and finish at Manly Beach (subject to conditions) with
all finishers receiving a commemorative medal and category
winners and place getters awarded the famous Cole plates.
The event also aims to raise much needed funds for more then
800 charities, including the Manly Life Saving Club.
www.coleclassic.com.au
Run alone or with a group and join in raising funds for over
800 charities, including Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club.
Runners, joggers, wheelchairs, pushers and walkers are all
encouraged to take up the Sun Run challenge!
www.sunrun.com.au
BOWER STREET REDUCED TO 40KM
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS
It was fitting that Roger and Viv Band won the raffle prize of a
sailing day on Poet’s Day, Rob and Ruth Peter’s yacht. Roger
has worked tirelessly on our project of reducing the speed
limit in Bower St to 40km. With dogged determination Roger
has represented our interests to Council and to Roads and
Maritime. Finally the end is in sight with signs to be installed
any day, we hope! On behalf of the Fairy Bower Precinct.
Thank you Roger!
Every Little Bit Helps is a registered Australian not-for-profit
charity. For more information visit www.elbh.co
THE BOATHOUSE AT SHELLY
The Boathouse is now expecting to open in late April as the project
(and the cost) is somewhat larger than originally anticipated !!!
We will keep you posted...
Dog Walking & Cat Minding Service
Laura Worley Ph: 0421 107 082
E: woofandmoggie@yahoo.com.au
www.woofandmoggie.com
“We see half the business as a simple, casual cafe much like the Boathouse at
Palm Beach but then we want the other side to be more of a grown-up versionsomewhere where you can make a reservation,” Mr Goldsmith said.
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Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am or Kevin on 0411 966 785 from 9.30am - 2.45pm on Wednesdays.
DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING FOR THE NOTICEBOARD? email: fairybowernewsletter@gmail.com
FAIRY BOWER
PRECINCT COMMITTEE
Chairs: Penny Verdich
email: pandpverdich@gmail.com
Secretary:Ann Cameron
Newsletter Editors:Precinct Committee
with Linda Goodwin
Treasurer:Johann Jacobs
johann@finmin.net
Newsletter
Distribution: Henrietta May
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REPORT IT !
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sydney Morning
Herald Sun Run.
JANUARY
Races will start on The
Strand in Dee Why & finish at Manly Beach.
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EPA (Environment Protection
Authority): 131 555
Sydney Water
Complaints Dept.: 132 090
North Head Sewage Treatment Plant Control Room: 9934 4432
Cole Classic Swim.
Iconic ocean swim,
FEBRUARY
three distances available
including a 1km, 2km and 9km race.
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(Keep reference number and date of call
under phone number
Hurley Australian
Open of Surfing.
FEBRUARY
Featuring the world’s
best surfers & skaters, music,
fashion & art.
SOMEBODY TAKING SOMETHING
THEY SHOULDN’T?
07-15
Rangers: 9976 1633
Fisheries: 8437 4903
Manly Police: 9976 8099
‘Eco-Divers’ Dave: 0421 334 529
24/7 Fisher’s Watch: 1800 043 536
Valentines Day.
Choose from a great
FEBRUARY
range of dining options
over Valentines weekend.
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