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Wednesday, 15 November

15:05

Cottage gets support by the carload Ocean Grove Voice

Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club has supported The Cottage By The Sea in Queenscliff during Anti Poverty Week.
Members were asked to donate foodstuff and clothing from a list of essentials provided by the management.
As usual the response from members was outstanding. Chris Waite, Marian Coppins and Jill Gillett were able to deliver a large carload of items.
The women were then taken on a tour of The Cottage By The Sea and were able to give a short presentation at the VIEW dinner meeting the following week.
The support given to children of struggling families is a reminder of Ocean Grove Evening VIEWs commitment to the community.

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14:59

Teagans on track for state team Ocean Grove Voice

Wallington Primary School student Teagan Zurawel has been selected for the School Sport Victoria track and field team.
Teagan was selected after a process that began in May. The team comprises students from all over the state.
Teagan will compete in the annual School Sports Australia Track and Field Championships, which will help make up the Pacific School Games.
The event will be held in Adelaide from 1 to 7 December.

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14:55

Flappers poppy tour of duty Ocean Grove Voice

Ocean Groves very own celebrity chook Flapper paid her respects to our fallen Diggers in the lead-up to Remembrance Day. Flapper wandered around a garden bed full of poppies as the nation stopped at 11am on 11 November to mark the occasion.

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14:05

Origami books continued Geelong Creative Fibre Arts

We are having some technical issues with the sign in for Kerrie, so I will pop up the photos from our November meeting and an update in the meantime and when we have resolved the glitch Kerrie can add her own inimitable, effervescent style!

Firstly Kerrie tutored us in another of her wonderful mini books, we should all be able to have our own mini bookshelves after the past few months.

Origami Bookmaking...

14:00

Big yes vote in Corangamite Ocean Grove Voice

Corangamite voters returned a 71.6 per cent yes vote to the same-sex marriage survey.
That figure was well above the national average of 61.6 per cent.
Federal Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson welcomed the result.
This is a decisive result, she said in a statement.
I look forward to supporting a Private Members Bill to change the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry, which I expect will be introduced into the House of Representatives in the next sitting week.
It is imperative that the Bill includes strong protections for religious institutions. As the definition of civil marriage changes, religious freedom is paramount. Religious institutions must be able to continue to adhere to their beliefs.
That said, the Bill must not allow discrimination against same-sex couples including in relation to the provision of commercial services.

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11:46

Music gets back to real rock roots Ocean Grove Voice

The John Butler Trio, one of Australias most recognised and accomplished roots rock bands, will be bringing their incredible live show to the beautiful surrounds of Leura Park Estate in what promises to be the ultimate afternoon of tunes and chill among the vines.
They will be joined by NSWs Kim Churchill and divine duo Mama Kin Spender.
The John Butler Trio has sold out a myriad of performances over the years in Australia and have gone on to take their music worldwide. John Butler has an impressive one million album sales to his name, has been the number one most played artist on Australian radio and has numerous ARIA awards to write home about.
Those familiar with Kim Churchills radio smash Window to The Sky, which reached number 42 in Triple Js Hottest 100 in 2014, will recognise signature elements in these new recordings: intricate guitar work, intuitive vocal melodies and a wonderful feeling of space and warmth. New single Second Hand Car is immediately identifiable as Kim Churchills with its retro keys, propulsive guitar line and rousing chant-a-long chorus.
I just want to write music to entertain and to move people and to be the soundtrack to their lives, he says. I want to become a figure in the world that helps people see that its all OK, and the world is what it is the best and worst parts of it.
Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. Its a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated by a chorus of singers arranged by Virginia Bott (Brighter Later, First Chorus Band of Singers).
Mama Kin Spenders songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart-rending ballad.
With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender will challenge you to raise your voice in defiance of the status quo.
The events will be held on Sunday 18 March next year, at Leura Park Estate, Curlewis.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.au and more information at zaccariaconcerts.com

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11:33

Ocean Grove silent in remembrance Ocean Grove Voice

Ocean Grovers paid their respects to our fallen Diggers on 11 November.
A Remembrance Day service was held at Ocean Grove Park.
Pastor Phillip Christian spoke and the service was represented by Ocean Grove Scout Group.
Volunteers helped sell poppies in the lead up to the day.
A committed group of volunteers manned three stations in Ocean Grove and one in Barwon Heads for the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL Sub-branch.
Sub-branch president Graham Fisher acknowledged the phenomenal commitment shown by the members and volunteers who time and time again, make the Poppy Appeal such a success.
Year in, year out, our community rallies together to support the Poppy Appeal in the lead up to Remembrance Day. I would like to thank the local community from the very outset who support our sub-branch and wear their poppy with pride, he said.

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11:29

Exams, emails and the social season Ocean Grove Voice

The weather has become warm, with some beautiful clear days. Ive been busy helping my daughter, who is undertaking her Year 12 exams, so I havent been out and about very much.
Fortunately Ive received some great emails from Voice readers to compensate for the many things I have missed.
Ive had a bad tawny fortnight. Ive been watching a familiar family of tawny frogmouths, and photographed the two beautiful fluffy chicks that hatched about a month ago.
The weekend before the Melbourne Cup the family left the nest, and I couldnt find them anywhere.
On Melbourne Cup Day I had a good search of the area and was dismayed to find the mangled body of a deceased chick (boo hoo).
I few days later I saw the family of three, so one of the chicks was still going strong. Speaking of tawnies I received two lovely emails from Voice readers Suze and Susan, with a photos of the tawny frogmouth families that they have seen around the Bellarine. Thanks so much for the emails.
I also had a goshawk day last weekend. I managed to have a close encounter with a brown goshawk, which I have long dreamed about.
Then when I drove home, and lo and behold there was a collared sparrowhawk (CSH) in the gum tree outside my next door neighbours house. The CSH allowed me to get quite close, which was amazing.
I recognised this bird from a few months ago, when it was on the next door neigbours TV aerial, as it has several white patches of feathers on its back. I thanked it very much for allowing me to take a half decent photo, and Im sure it wont be hurrying back.
The brown goshawk and CSH look very similar, but as you can see from the photos the CSH has a smaller head, round eyes rather than squinted eyes, a very long middle talon, and a square shaped tail compared to the goshawks rounded tail feathers.
Its funny but I also recognised another CSH that I saw in Wallington last week, as it the same bird that I spotted day before, when I saw it fly over the Bellarine Highway.
This bird was missing about four of the primary flight feathers on the left wing and also some tail feathers on the left side. This bird looks like its gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, but its still flying well despite the shabby feathers.
Speaking of Wallington the gorgeous scarlet honeyeaters are still hanging around near the school and Tom even saw a pair of scarlet honeyeaters at the Oakdene Estate, proving that scarlet honeyeaters have very fine location tastes.
I received a lovely email from Voice readers Alan and Astrid, who noticed a pair of hooded plovers on the beach at 6W, and were worried that the hoodies might be attacked by the many dogs in that area.
Its timely to remind people that it is hooded plover breeding season, so please take note of the signs on the beach that ask that dogs be kept on leads in areas where the hoodies breed.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help protect the hoodies...

11:09

Have a say about dogs on beaches Ocean Grove Voice

Barwon Coast, in partnership with other organisations including Victoria Police and City of Greater Geelong, are launching a new campaign called ShareOurShores.
The campaign aims to bring the community together with all organisations involved in dogs on beaches.
ShareOurShores promotes the respect, responsibilities and rights that are important in minimising conflict between different beach users and dogs.
ShareOurShores will be launched in Ocean Grove at two identical campaign launch events, the first on Saturday 18 November and the second on Monday 20 November.
A panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons involved in dogs on beaches and provide information on the current dog controls that are in place.
Barwon Coast is very concerned about risks to human and wildlife safety created by dogs on beaches. We are also worried about the impact dogs can have on the general amenity of our coastal reserves, Barwon Coast general manager Gary McPike said.
Some locals have admitted to us that they are frightened to visit the beach with small children for fear of a dog attack.
Many locals and visitors have expressed concerns about dogs on beaches directly to Barwon Coast and we are aware that it is a very prominent topic on local social media forums, he said.
Sergeant Shane Connolly of Victoria Police said: Unlawful behaviour by dog owners is of concern to the Bellarine police members as it poses a threat to public safety. We welcome our involvement in the ShareOurShores Campaign launch as it will enable us to speak with the community about antisocial behaviour and dog owners not adhering to dog control laws.
Barwon Coast is charged with the management of 13km of coastal crown land from the east of Ocean Grove to the western end of Thirteenth Beach.
Barwon Coast sets dog control orders that dictate the where, when and how people walking dogs may use the coastal reserves.
Dog Control Orders are enforced by officers from the City of Greater Geelong.
Everyone, dog owner or not, who has an interest in dogs on beaches is encouraged to attend the launch. Tickets are free and can be booked online at www.barwoncoast.com.au/shareourshores or call 5254 1118.

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11:02

Entries open for swim fest Ocean Grove Voice

Back again after last years successful inaugural event, registrations for the Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club Swim Festival are now open.
Not only a huge fund-raiser for Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club, this event has a swim for everyone, whether youre just starting out or an open water superstar.
With a quality souvenir towel available to all registrants (while stocks last) there is no reason why you wouldnt want to add this swim to your open water calendar.
The swim is on 28 January next year at the Ocean Grove Surf Beach. Events are 400m Novice, 1.2km Classic and 2.5km Enduro.
To register your spot in the event and to receive further information, go to https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=27938

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Tuesday, 14 November

20:40

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #568 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #568 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #568 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 14th November 2017 to Monday 20th November 2017 Djerriwarrh Festival - Melton Saturday, November 18 - Melton Recreation Reserve Street Parade, The Lions Club Carnival, International food bazaar, Sustainable Lane, Get Active Expo, Pet Expo, Buskers Tree, Market Stall Village and more.. Djerriwarrh Community Festival 2017 Sidesault at The Melba .nobrtable br { display: none } A festival of experimental circus showcasing emerging and established circus artists. Festival program Nonstop Time In Space Circus 15 - 18 November Party Ghost Poached Eggs and Asparagus 15 - 18 November Relax: Everythings F****d The Syndicate Sideshow 15 - 18 November View Sidesault Program | Book Tickets International Week of the Italian Cuisine .nobrtable br { display: none } Zia Teresa Restaurant in Lygon Street serves a special Calabrian menu with 'rustica' dishes usually reserved for family. Italian Cuisine | Zia Teresa Restaurant | Bookings Johnston Street Fiesta .nobrtable br { display: none } BIENVENIDOS! Hispanic-Latin American Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday November 18th and 19th on Johnston Street Fitzroy. Johnston Street Fiesta 2017 Whitehorse Art Show 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } The Rotary Club of Box Hill is proud to present the 53rd Whitehorse Art Show in the Box Hill Town Hall. 16 - 19 November 2017 | Whitehorse Art Show 2017 Mind Body Spirit Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } Australias largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event at Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Mind Body Spirit Festival 2017 Eureka Climb 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Get set for Australias biggest tower climb and raise money for the events charity partners Whitelion and Interplast. Eureka Climb | Eureka Tower JDRF One Walk .nobrtable br { display: none } JDRF One Walk on Sunday 19th November at Alexandra Gardens is the worlds biggest type 1 diabetes fundraising event. JDRF One Walk Archibald Prize Exhibition .nobrtable br { display: none } The prestigious Archibald Prize Exhibition now showing at Geelong Gallery until 10 December 2017. Archibald Prize Exhibition 2017 | Geelong Gallery | Tickets Online The Book of Mormon | Final Days .nobrtable br { display: none } Winner of nine Tony Awards, the best musical of this century ends on 22 November 2017. The Book of Mormon | Book Online Now Launch Weekend | The District Docklands .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbourne is invited to a new look Harbour Town shopping centre with a sneak peek, open weekend including FREE entertainment, activities and entry into some of Melbournes top attractions. Launch Weekend | The District Docklands Night Noodle Markets |...

11:37

Swell results for local Groms Ocean Grove Voice

Barwon Heads surfers dominated the Ocean Grove stop of the Woolworths Surf Groms.
In the small tricky conditions Zeph Lamperd and Ellie Harrison claimed the under-14 boys and girls titles.
Lamperd was dominant in the final throwing down massive power turns on his way to a 14.86 heat total.
Its awesome to win here at Ocean Grove. All that time surfing here when it has been windy has paid off, he said.
Lamperd and Harrison will now receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Surfing Australia High Performance Center for their efforts.
I have never been to the HPC before, but I have heard its epic. I am looking forward to surfing in some warm water and learning from the coaches up there, Lamperd said.
Placing in second in the under-14 boys final was Willis Droomer (of Jan Juc) who finished on 12.14 points. Asher Lens (Aireys Inlet) and Charlie Mahoney (Ocean Grove) finished in third and fourth respectively.
Ellie Harrison used her superior wave knowledge at the break to take out top honors in the under-14 girls, locking in a heat total of 11.40 points.
Every time I have got second at this event, so its nice to finally win, Harrison said.
The waves werent very good, but it was a fun event. I cant wait to get up to the HPC again and go on their massive skate ramp.
Jazz Wylie (Jan Juc) placed in second on 10.40 points. Mia Huppatz (Jan Juc) and Elise Franzose (Point Lonsdale) finished in third fourth.
Other winners throughout the event included Willis Droomer (Jan Juc) who impressed judges with his aerial game in the under-12 boys division, Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc) in the under-12 girls, Remy Filer (Jan Juc) in the under-10 boys, Ruby Trew (Seaforth, NSW) in the under-10 girls and Teal Lamperd (Barwon Heads) in the under-8 mixed.
Lucas Hickson (Rye) and Sarsha Pancic (Bairgowrie) were awarded the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award for being the best-and-fairest surfers of the event. They walked away with a $250 Woolworths voucher each.

Results:
Under 14 Boys
1st: Zeph Lamperd, 14.86.
2nd: Willis Droomer, 12.14.
3rd: Asher Lens, 9.30.
4th: Charlie Mahoney 7.96.

Under 14 Girls
1st: Ellie Harrison, 11.40.
2nd: Jazz Wylie, 10.40.
3rd: Mia Huppatz, 8.04.
4th: Elise Franzose 6.93.

Under 12 Boys
1st: Willis Droomer, 15.67.
2nd: Lucas Hickson, 13.24.
3rd: Issak Brown, 9.70.
4th: Oliver Lens, 8.07.

Under 12 Girls
1st: Isla Huppatz, 6.30.
2nd:, Sarsha Pancic, 5.67.
3rd: Sonia Seuren, 5.46.
4th: Eva Bassed, 4.73.

Under 10 Boys
1st: Remy Filer, 13.90.
2nd: Phoenix Visscher, 11.50.
3rd: Brodie Scott, 6.30.
4th: Jack Lindsay, 4.53.

Under 10 Girls
1st: Ruby Trew, 8.00.
2nd: Abby Chapman, 7.83.
3rd: Sara Hickson, 6.80.
4th: Anna Huppatz, 4.24.

Under 8 Mixed
1st: Teal Lamperd, 11.50.
2nd:...

11:30

Heartfelt thanks to no-fuss heroes Ocean Grove Voice

By Justin Flynn

When two young Ocean Grovers saw a boy walking in the middle of the street, they knew they had to do something.
Harry Cornish, who has autism, had fled the family holiday home in search of the beach and was walking in the middle of the road, unaware of the danger that was unfolding.
Harrys mother, Mancell, had turned her back for the split second and thats all Harry needed to make his own way out of the house and in search of the beach. Mancell was frantically searching for him.
Thats when Sam McGlynn and Andrew Schoch saw him walk down the middle of Field Street.
At first I thought his parents might have been there close behind or just in front, Sam said.
I knew something was up. He wasnt listening so we guided him to the side of the footpath to make sure he was safe, Andrew chimed in.
The boys stayed with Harry until Mancell found them. A grateful Mancell thanked the boys many times.
She was very worried, she said thank you quite a bit, Sam said.
Mancell put in a call to the Voice to try and find the boys who helped Harry. They were found on social media.
They are so humble I showed him (Andrew) the story and he said yeahwe helped him, Monica Schoch said.
It was totally unprompted. They knew something was wrong.
Sam and Andrew played under-13 and under-15 cricket for Ocean Grove and volunteer their time on Friday evenings to help with the under-11s. Its something they do to put back into the club and community.
When the Voice caught up with Sam and Andrew, they were not seeking recognition or glory.
It was just something we did out of instinct, Andrew said.
We really didnt want any fuss.

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