Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Showcasing Mollymook Beach

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Dolphin out paces the Mollymook Surf Club Ladies Boat Crew

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Lenny calls out “Row faster” as the Dolphin out paces the Surf Boat

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Save the Date – Mollymook Annual Ocean Swim 2017

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Mollymook on show

Dolphins, ocean swimmers, ocean ski paddlers, Mollymook outriggers, the Mollymook Ladies Vet surf boat crew and the emergence of a third ocean swim group who follow on from the 6.30 am group and the later 7.00 am group.  This third group set off at 8.00 am daily from the surf club to sooky’s corner and return. (Eligibility for joining the 3rd group: You either need to be a former Olympian or boatie)

Milton Entertainment Centre – Full House

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Special Guest Celebrity plays to a full house at the Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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Full house at the Star Entertainment Centre

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Mike the guest artist and lyrics king

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The ‘Star’ Auditorium welcomed lyrics king Mike G. from the ACT for a few unique renditions on the guitar and a specially prepared item titled ‘Fiddle Man’. The latter was in honour of resident violinist Raymondo and his ‘partner in crime’ country musician Jimmy W. The Monday concert at the Milton Star Hotel continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Guests came from as far a field as Sydney and Canberra.

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2017 Annual New Years Day Swim

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2017 Annual New Years Day ‘Length of Beach’ Swim – Mollymook

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New Years Day Swim 2017 (Some of the punters)

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Roscoe does both legs (4 km)

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival, Milton Showground.

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

Swimmers seeing out 2016

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The end of another Year Draws Nigh

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Lovers caught in the act, seeing out 2016

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Ed with his Go-Pro captures Gary on this lovely wave

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Interesting clip worth watching

This 11 year old youngster is ecstatic after being invited to compete in the recent ladies surf pro event at Cronulla. Click on link: Youngster

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, Dec 2016

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, December Qtr. 2016

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Mollymook Surf Club RID Award

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Cupitt’s – NSW Tourism Awards – GOLD

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Mollymook Surf Club: Awarded $5000 for their efforts in promoting the Shoalhaven RID (Report Illegal Dumping) program. The prime mover of this program within the surf club is the effervescent energised Monica Mudge who has also been responsible for the partnership with council in the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ initiative. viz ‘Take 3 items of rubbish from the beach’. Both initiatives are designed to achieve beautifully clean beaches in the Shoalhaven. 

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Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery: The 2016 NSW Tourism Awards were announced on November 25. Cupitt’s Kitchen was awarded the best Tourism Restaurant in the State and also won gold for the Best Winery Brewery and Distillery. Link to: Cupitt’s Kitchen & Winery

Cupitt’s offer extended trading hours over the summer holidays. Link to Cupitt’s extended trading hours

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In Memory of Jasper

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In Memory of Jasper

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From Ross & Jo.   A photo of our gorgeous little boy Jasper for all to see as we did not get a chance to introduce him to everyone

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Dear Swim Family:

Our sincere thanks to all our dear friends for their heartfelt wishes of support. We are truly so grateful to have such a wonderful, caring group of friends around us, it means a lot to us, more than mere words can express.   Love, hugs & kisses. Ross & Jo

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The Bold and the Beautiful

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Images of the Bold & Beautiful that grace Mollymook Beach

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The BOLD Big D

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The Beautiful (as John attempts to join the photo shoot)

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I’m bewildered! (Pic 1) How can a guy get into so much trouble on such a small wave?   (Click on images to enlarge)

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Cupitt’s Summer Opening Hours

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Cupitt’s Summer Opening Hours

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Cupitt’s Restaurant

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Steve wine tasting

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Cupitt’s offer extended trading hours during the summer holidays.

Don’t forget they have live music EVERY Sunday 12.30 – 3.30pm

Trading Hours:

December 27th – 31st 2016
OPEN EVERY DAY for Lunch and Dinner
Wood Fired Pizzas available Tuesday-Sunday Noon-3pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

New Years Eve
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Live music with Straight No Chaser Featuring Debra Dicembre 6pm-10pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

New Year’s Day
Open For Lunch- Live Music with the Escalators
Wood Fired Pizzas available Tuesday-Sunday Noon-3pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

January 3rd to 15th January 2017
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Wood Fired Pizzas Tuesday to Sunday (Noon-3pm)
Cellar Door Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

January 16th to 29th January 2017
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner Thursday – Saturday
27th January Restaurant closed – bar meals available until 2pm
Cellar Door Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

 

The Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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The ‘String Bags’ Raymondo & Jan on violin with Antoinette on Cello

Performances every Monday 4.00 pm to 5.30 / 6.00 pm.

(An all ‘Star Cast’ that varies from week to week)

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Monday December 19, performance in review:

  • Act 1: The effervescent Raymondo on violin playing his Irish reels and jigs.
  • Act 2: Greeted by thunderous applause the next act saw the ‘String Bags’ take to the stage. This threesome consisted of Jan and Raymondo on Violin with Antoinette on the Cello.
  • Act 3: Mike travelled from the ACT playing his ukulele and singing some old time favourite festive songs like ‘Jingle Bells’ etc. He handed out the words and the whole audience joined in and sang along with him.
  • Act 4: The down to earth Jimmy Williams came on stage and sang some old time country favourites whilst playing his American ‘Dobro’ instrument and some occasional background blending of the violin from Raymondo.
  • Act 5: To the hush of the audience, husband and wife team (Dougie and Marlene) took to the stage reciting poetry, fitting for the occasion.

Address: ‘The Star Hotel’ 82 Princes Highway Milton

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Debrief the following morning at the beach.

  1. Raymondo mentioned how mixed the cast was, all that was missing was someone to do some scripture reading. Sooner than you could blink an eye, none other than Peter the Priest arrives on the scene for his annual sabbatical at Mollymook Beach.
  2. Audience: The variety of performers certainly attracted a crowd that included local luminaries the likes of Dorothy Buck, Gwenda Turnbull, Mike Devlin and Julie Ryan.

The Milton Entertainment Centre with performances every Monday afternoon commencing at 4.00 pm.

 

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Jimmy plays his ‘Dobro’ singing some country favourites

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Mike plays his Ukulele & the audience sing along with festive season songs

The Fish Shop – Burrill Lake

 

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Tonia – great service

The Fish Shop

Owner Zoran Praja a former fisherman knows his fish. Each morning he takes delivery of whole fish straight from the local trawlers, including his son Alex, who ply the south coast waters. He then cleans and fillets the fish at his shop. He  sources fresh prawns direct from Coila Lake and oysters from the Clyde River.

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Zoran once managed the Ulladulla Fishermen’s Co-op, so thank his connections for the flathead, bream, squid, albacore, ling and mahi mahi that grace the list, depending on the day’s catch from the local trawlers, tuna boats and beach-fishing folk.

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Fresh local seafood only a few hours from the ocean to the customer is his offering.

Ph. (02) 4455 1906 Map & address: 107 Princes Highway, Burrill Lake

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This Fish Shop was awarded the best ‘Fish and Chip’ Shop in 2012 and it has received many other accolades including recent impressive reviews on the likes of TripAdvisor, Facebook etc. Locals have actually  claimed, that not only does it churn out “the best fish ‘n’ chips on the south coast, but some say in the whole of Australia.”

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You can buy fresh seafood to take home and prepare yourself or alternatively ‘Takeaway – Fish & Chips‘. If the latter is your preference, then there are some good picnic spots within walking distance at Lion’s Park, which has swings for the kids, or up at the lake’s entrance.

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION – Millhouse Gallery

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MILLHOUSE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ART EXHIBITION

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ART EXHIBITION

Millhouse artists are showcasing their latest work in the Ulladulla Civic Centre (downstairs opp. harbour) opening 1pm on 28th December to 8th January. It opens daily from 9.30am-4pm and admission is free. Locals and visitors to the beautiful Shoalhaven area look forward to this exhibition every year. There’s something for everyone from traditional to contemporary paintings. Also there will be timber pieces by the Ulladulla Mens Shed, stained glass by Colleen Baum and Michelina Flynn and unique kiln fired glass designs by Jan Huen. Your chance to win an exciting contemporary painting by Elizabeth Walker with proceeds of the raffle going to a local charity. All work is for sale.

ENQUIRIES: Kerry Bass 0490 143 351      or     Website: Millhouse Art Society

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ALSO VISIT:

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION AT MILLHOUSE COURTYARD GALLERY MILTON

You will find traditional and contemporary paintings in all media for sale at reasonable prices. This is a new exhibition for the summer season with free admission. Raffle tickets are available in a beautiful painting by the late Betty Mee. Opens weekends and school holidays from 10am to 4pm.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year Awards

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John presents ‘Swimmer of the Year’ award to Pete

2016 Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Awards

Commentary by Jacqui L. for (Gentleman) John:

The famous, or infamous, Mollymook swimmers party was held on Saturday night but preparations started some weeks ago.
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The lead up to the party started with swimmers eyeing each other up to see who swam the fastest or longest throughout the year and wondering what they could do to influence the organisers.
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Organisers this year were Sue and (Gentleman) John who were incredibly strong and did not succumb to pressure or inducements as the awards selection loomed closer. Sue and Chris kindly opened their doors to hold the swimmers party and were wonderful hosts.
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Swimmers and partners arrived with plates of scrumptious food and it turned into a feast. One swimmer not to be named (but yes it was Cheryl) had driven to the party with her contribution between her knees. This was quite a feat as it was a chocolate trifle in a big bowl and thank goodness she got to the party safe and sound and not via the hospital casualty department. The anticipation grew as the bell rang for silence (silence – bit of a misnomer in this group).

 

Adam Head Chef at the Native Cafe Ulladulla

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Adam (formerly Bannisters Pavilion) joins the Expanded Native Cafe, as ‘Head Chef’

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Adam ‘Head Chef’ at the Native Cafe

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Erin and Ben young entrepreneur owner’s

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The young entrepreneur’s Erin & Ben takes on an adjoining shop front overlooking the harbour to further his ambitions bringing ‘wholesome’ food to the Ulladulla locals and the many tourist who visit this beautiful coastal area. Opened a little over a year ago, with enthusiastic young staff and creative food mixes they quickly established the Native Cafe as the ‘cutting edge’ cafe in the local area.

Their most recent innovation besides acquiring the adjoining shop front was to employ one of Bannister’s top chefs to add further variety and eloquence to their menu offerings. Besides all this, the Native Cafe commands the most prestiges location looking onto Ulladulla harbour.

The writer and his friends all agree on one thing, the food and coffee offerings are exceptional. The only difficulty the elderly writer has is getting his head around some of the descriptive names given by these youngsters to the various meals.

A ‘Daybreak Bowl’? It’s obviously that healthy wholesome meal you start the day with!

‘Smooshed avo’? Isn’t that obvious? It’s mashed avocado?

‘Googs on toast’? Silly me, isn’t it another name for eggs?

For dummies like me, my wife says “just read the ingredients and you will quickly see what is in each dish” Alternatively be like my friend, he observes with absolute amazement the spectacular dishes others receive and then says “I’ll have one of them”. Don’t let me put you off. The food and coffee offerings are to be savoured, and like me and my elderly friends, you will keep coming back.

2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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2016 Pigeon House Mountain to the Sea, Mollymook – Marathon

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Starters in the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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Sponsors of the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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The 2016 Mountain to Sea marathon was once again an outstanding success with approx. 55 participants including some children who set off on the Pigeon House mountain climb a little ahead of the older participants that included elder statesman Bobby White.  The purpose for this event was to raise awareness and support for charity, principally Interplast and MUD Kids. It was the brainchild of two young boys, Harm and Jonathan Schaap, who were inspired by burns survivor Turia Pitt’s book Everything to Live for. With the assistance of their parents Ice and Maria it became a reality and has become an annual event on the local calendar. To date the Mountain to Sea marathon has raised over $14,000 for these charities.

1 – Interplast Australia & New Zealand. Changing lives by providing surgery for the needy. Their website Interplast web site

2 – MUD Kids is a local charity that you can follow this link MUD Kids                                  (Click on images to enlarge)

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