Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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The Legend of Ben Hall

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Ben Hall Movie at the Ulladulla Arcadia Theatre,  Sunday December 11, 2016 @ 4.30 pm

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Ben Hall Movie – Ulladulla Oyster Bar Owner, Neville (Monty) Pearce plays a cameo role. (Proceeds to Escape ART fest)

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The Legend of Ben Hall

The Shoalhaven Premiere of this Australian Feature Film will be shown at the Ulladulla Arcadia theatre on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 4.30 pm with all proceeds donated to  ‘Escape ARTfest’

Ulladulla Oyster Bar Owner, Neville (Monty) Pearce contributed to the original Kickstarter funding campaign, has a cameo role in this film and is the proud father of the producer, Jessica Pearce. Monty is also credited as the Executive Producer of Jessica’s web series, Waiting on Sound which garnered Official Selection at the 2016 Toronto Web Fest and 2016 Raindance WebFest as well as Virgin Australia Best of Youtube 2016.

Blue Bottle Invasion on coastal beaches

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The blue bottles are coming, but what exactly are these creatures?

Author: Lisa-ann Gershwin, Research scientist, CSIRO     (Article courtesy of Graeme C. who thought the swimmers may be interested)

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Blue bottle in the water

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Blue bottle washed up on Mollymook Beach

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Blue bottles have been washing up on our coastal beaches by the bucket loads recently. With their annual arrival, many questions and myths about these creatures seem to be drifting around as well.

What exactly are blue bottles? Do you really pee on their stings? How do you keep a day at the beach from turning into a real pain?

Mollymook Boat Carnival surprise result

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A ‘Brexit’, ‘Trump’ moment experienced at Mollymook on the NSW South Coast

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Mollymook Female Vets crew, cruise past the men’s vet crew

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Mollymook Female Vet’s with their winners cheque (Moni Facebook pic)

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The unexpected happened in the sleepy NSW South Coast village of Mollymook.

A massive upset occurred at the Mollymook Boat carnival.

Approximately 80 boat crews assembled at Mollymook on this lovely spring day with a decent surf rolling. Expectations were high for the experienced Mollymook Male Vets boat crew to do exceptionally well if not win their division, especially when the punters took into effect the number of times this Male Vets crew had won medals at the NSW State and National Championships.

No-one expected a ‘Brexit’ / ‘Trump’ moment (when the totally unexpected happens) at this boat carnival. However against all odds the Mollymook Ladies Vet crew pulled off the nigh impossible. They drew the toughest heat of five crews that included the all conquering Mollymook Male Vets. Getting off to a reasonably even start the Mollymook Male Vets crew turned for home at the cans slightly ahead of the female crew. Under pressure, the male crew climbed onto a wave that would have given them a clear edge, only to come unstuck big time and see the female crew cruise on by.

Participants – Winners – and Coming events

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Some things are a MUST DO!

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Take 3 Friday Nov 25, at 4.30 pm at Mollymook Beach

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Mountain to Sea endurance, December 3

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Official launch of the Take 3: Will take place this Friday, November 25, 2016. Come along to this FREE event, hosted by Tim Silverwood, environmentalist and co-founder of Take 3 for the sea and the Take 3 South Coast team. Shoalhaven City Council and Take 3 recently entered into a partnership which is set to put our region on the map for caring for our marine environment and protecting what we love, our beaches. The message is simple ‘TAKE 3 PIECES OF RUBBISH AWAY WITH YOU WHEN YOU VISIT THE BEACH AND YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE’. This family fun afternoon will include a little beach clean up, the official launch of the Take 3 partnership and unveiling of our first Take 3 sign at South Mollymook Beach, followed by the screening of award winning film ‘Clean Bin Project’.

Supper and refreshments will be provided free of charge to attendees. This event has been graciously sponsored by Shoalhaven City Council, Southern Region Waste Program, Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servicemans Club and venue kindly provided by the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club.

Bring the kids, bring your family, bring your friends along to what will be a fantastic event!!!

Be there for the whole event or just come along and be part of the clean up, the launch or the movie. All welcome!

If unsure then just come along and support our ocean swimmer,

Moni who has put her heart and soul into the future improvement of our area and beaches.

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Mountain to Sea Endurance: The purpose for this event is to raise awareness and support for charity, principally Interplast and MUD Kids.

1 – Interplast Australia & New Zealand. We would like to stay committed to Interplast. Not only they provide surgery for the needy, they change lives! If you check out this website and share this with friends, you’ll be in the Raffle to win Beach & Bandits Australia Beach ball. #giveaway #staywildchild. Click on the Interplast web site for more info

2 – MUD Kids is a charity I would love to see as much money raised for this very important charity, along with Interplast. You can follow MUD kids on this link MUD Kids

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One Wave – North Mollymook Beach

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OneWave ‘Fluro SUNDAY’ – Sunrise yoga at North Mollymook Beach

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One wave participants November 2016 at North Mollymook Beach

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Thanks to Jenny Lunnon, ‘OneWave’ Fluro SUNDAY with sunrise YOGA took place at North Molly on Sunday morning with Emma Kennedy and Monica Mudge from Milton Yoga Hub which also included a quick Take 3 for the Sea. Jenny was the one who brought the ‘OneWave’ movement to our local community earlier this year. It is a non-profit surf community aimed at tackling the likes of depression, anxiety and bipolar with a simple recipe; get into the salt-water, go surfing, mateship and group get together’s.

Mollymook – Latest News

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Mollymook Beach News as it happens

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Jackie – Movember

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Big John – THE BIG GOLF WINNER

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Does Jackie have cancer? The question arose during the week on sight of Jackie with all her hair shaven off. Jackie is one of a number of people who have committed themselves to the raising of funds during November for the Movember Foundation which is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They have one goal: to stop men dying too young. All donation’s help fund world class programs that are saving and improving the lives of men. Jackie said: “Together we can change the face of men’s health”.

The Movember Foundation is authorised by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient & tax-exempt health promotion charity.

If you would like to sponsor Jackie for a small amount then click on the Movember Web Site   type in Jackie Gallagher in the search area > then GIVE, its that simple.

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Mollymook Golf Club runner away winner: The golf club was a buzz! Big John completed 18 holes without swearing or doing his nana. John scored 45 points in the weekly club stapleford round.   To explain this amazing score: Regardless of your handicap, 36 points on a par 72 course is equal to your handicap. Therefore the difference over or under 36 points is the difference over or under your actual handicap. John’s amazing round of golf was 9 under his handicap.

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Mollymook Surf Club – Ladies Boat Crew

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‘A moment in time’ during training for the Mollymook Ladies Boat Crew

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The Sweep utters an expletive     ………..

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   …..   that was the ‘cue’ to brace yourself for the unknown.

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Unlike most other days training in the harbour, the sweep chose the surf for this training day after considering they have their first competition this Saturday at the Mollymook Surf Boat Carnival.

It was relatively calm as they took off from shore, the girls were at peace and filled with enthusiasm as they began to power their way through the shore break …… then their ‘gentlemanly’ sweep uttered an expletive ‘sh.t’. Simone recalls that with our backs to the oncoming waves we have no idea what lies ahead. But when we here an expletive uttered we brace our selves for the unknown or as Simone recorded on Facebook: “What happens when the sweep yells ‘SH.T’, we went missing for a bit. … what a way to start the day. Sun, fun, friends and adrenaline”.

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Whales & Dolphins – Thursday pm Mollymook

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Whales & Dolphins on Thursday afternoon at Mollymook

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4.00 pm: Graeme sends a text – ‘Whales off Mollymook’

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Closer look & Dolphins accompany the whales

 

Rick Stein Restaurant – Wednesday Lunch Special

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Rick Stein Restaurant – $70 / head Wednesday Lunch-time Special

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Main Course: Poached deep Sea Perch, Clams, Asparagus, Peas, Parsley

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Victorian guests from St Kilda enjoyed a wonderful couple of weeks in Mollymook. Their high lights were the accommodation at Mollymook Beach Waterfront and lunch at the Rick Stein restaurant.

Regarding their Wednesday lunch special at Rick Steins for $70 / head for three courses. Leah wrote she “Felt very privileged to be able to take up the 3 course lunch offer at Rick Stein’s Restaurant. The food was superb each of the courses I ordered had something a little different and extra special to excite the eyes and taste buds. The new decor is also worth noting, tastefully coloured, modern and comfortable. All these elements where supported by great service and attention to detail which made for a wonderful afternoon.” Brian added, “The food was great, as was the service, and in a great location”.

2016 South Coast Tourism Awards

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla excel at the 2016 South Coast Tourism Awards

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Cupitt’s Kitchen: Tourism Restaurant – GOLD award

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Tom and Wally Cupitt – Winery &/or Brewery – GOLD award

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The 2016 South Coast Tourism Awards were held on Wednesday 26th October with approx. 240 people in attendance.

As the premier Tourism Event on the South Coast the awards night highlights the hard work that has been done by the thousands of Tourism operators and businesses from Shellharbour to Eden on the South Coast of NSW.

Gordon Beattie, Chairman of Judges, said “The objective of the tourism Awards is to recognise those businesses who strive to offer the best possible product and the best possible service to the Visitors to the South Coast”.

In 2013-14, the tourism industry contributed an estimated $2.0 billion to the South Coast regional economy (8.3% of South Coast’s gross regional product) and directly employed approximately 13,600 people (6.7% of South Coast’s regional employment). The majority (54%) of visitor consumption in the South Coast was contributed to intrastate overnight visitors ($1.5 billion). Source: Deloitte Access Economics

‘Allure on Ocean’ – Mollymook Motel

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‘Allure on Ocean’ the fully renovated former Mollymook Seaspray Motel

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Ocean Street frontage

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Ocean views

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‘Allure on Ocean’ is the fully renovated / recently opened motel in Mollymook. The owner has done an amazing job, with no expense spared in their amazing renovation / remodelling of the former Seaspray motel. Position perfect next to the Mollymook Beach and the 100 metres or so from the licensed Golf Club which is sufficient to ensure peace and serenity at night.

‘Allure on Ocean’ offer a variety of room configurations/bedding arrangements that will satisfy the most discerning holiday maker/business person. Standard Queen size beds in most units, however one unit has two Queen beds fitted, another is configured to suit a family with a King bed plus two single beds in the second bedroom whilst the new addition is a spacious Deluxe unit fitted with a King size bed.

All units have access to free Wi-Fi, with reverse cycle air-con fitted and FOX television. Kitchenettes include espresso coffee machines.

hosts: Belinda      phone: (02) 4455 5111      address & map: 70 Ocean Street,Mollymook

email: hello@mollymookallure.com.au         website: www.mollymookallure.com.au

South Coast food alliance – Milton outdoors

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South Coast Food Alliance

Rick Stein at Bannisters, Tallwood Mollymook, St. Isidore at Milton, and Cupitt’s Kitchen – Winery, back of Ulladulla combined to form the South Coast Food Alliance. Their aim? To promote the area’s commitment to slow cooking, fresh local produce and discerning palates.

October 21, 2016 – the ‘Old Church’ Milton was the scene for the second long table. They titled this event ‘Earth – Wind – Fire + Water’.

For further information and future events visit their Website: South Coast Food Alliance

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‘South Coast Food Alliance’ venue – outdoors at the ‘Old Church’ Milton

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‘South Coast Food Alliance’ evening set under the stars

 

Final Stage of the ‘Tour de Vic’

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The Dawning of a New Day

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Issi and her coveted ‘Yellow Jersey’

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Departing the Milawa caravan park with mascot on hand

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The previous night was exhaustive. Being awarded the ‘Yellow Jersey’, Issi was filled with elation, what an accomplishment? She had so much trouble relaxing and getting some sleep. With about four hours sleep she was nonetheless up bright and early to meet the press and pose for photo’s. Likewise the local Mollymook Ulladulla participants lined up for a group photo prior to embarking on the next stage that would take them through to Mytleford.

Stage 2 Milawa finish of the ‘Tour de Vic’

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Controversy surrounded Stage 2 finish of the ‘Tour de Vic’

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The ‘tour de Vic’ course

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Milawa, stage 2 finish

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The Bathurst 1000 car race and the start of the ‘Tour de Vic’ bike ride through the North Eastern Victorian high country were the two big events this past weekend. However both were marred in controversy.

Mollymook Swimmers News

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Mollymook Swimmers: News as it happens

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Secret location: Jo & Ross celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary

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Tour de Vic – ‘The High Country’

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Ross and Jo: Today, Tuesday October 11, marks 30 wonderful years and getting better as they get away for a special celebration.

Ross surprises Jo with a trip to Sydney to watch the Bobby Darin inspired play ‘Dream Lover’ and then off for a couple of days to the Blue Mountains. (Jo tells the story that Roscoe was so keen to obtain permission from her Polish parents that he went and learnt a few words in Polish to enable him to ask the parents in their native language for Jo’s hand in marriage.)

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Tour de Vic: Mollymook & Ulladulla are well represented in the ‘Tour de Vic’ that is underway in the North East Victorian ‘High Country’.

Starting at Beechworth, the rail trail ride is taking them through to Wangaratta, then into the wine and gourmet region of Milawa, then onto Myrtleford and finally finishing up in Bright. Daily they compete for the ‘Yellow Jersey’ and after much rain over the past six weeks will have some difficult terrain and flooded area’s to navigate. The ride will also allow Simone to earn a few more brownie points (Km’s) in her efforts to raise funds for her chosen charity, ‘children’s cancer’. (Pics credits, Simone, Chris, Sue, Heather and Kath)

Stay tuned for a forth-coming insiders report.