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Millhouse 2019 Easter Art Exhibition

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MILLHOUSE EASTER ART EXHIBITION at the Ulladulla Civic Centre

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MILLHOUSE EASTER ART EXHIBITION at the Ulladulla Civic Centre

OFFICIAL OPENING 3.00 pm Saturday 20th April

THEN DAILY from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm UNTIL 3.00 pm Friday 26th April

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Millhouse artists will be showcasing an exciting display of artwork in the Ulladulla Civic Centre at Easter.  Visitors to the area and locals look forward to this Annual event which is very much part of the Easter festivities at Ulladulla Harbour.  Contemporary and traditional paintings in all media will be for sale at reasonable prices.

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OFFICIAL OPENING

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The public are welcome to come to the official opening at 3.00 pm  Saturday 20th April downstairs at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.  Refreshments will be served and admission free.

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RAFFLE

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Bernice Bryan has kindly donated a raffle painting ‘ON THE ROCKS’ proceeds of which will be donated to Mollymook Surf Lifesaving Club.

Bernice has recently joined the Millhouse Art Society after relocating from the mid north coast.  She has been painting most of her life and won many prestigious awards for her water colour, oils and acrylics.

The raffle prize will be drawn Friday 26th April at the close of the exhibition.

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PHONE: 02 4455 7211  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm weekends and school holidays)

EMAIL:  millhouse_art@hotmail.com    –   Website: Millhouse Art Society

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2019 Broulee Ocean Swim

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Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim: The Movers and Shakers

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Photo credit John Hicks. ‘Five year Swimmers’ presented with shirts to honour their five years of continuous participation. Mollymook swimmer Ray Ackerman (3rd from the left) competed for the sixth time this year.

 

Tim Mooney sourced the above pic and filed this report on the Broulee Ocean Swim:

“A small crew from Mollymook swam in this years Broulee Bay to Breakers 1.4km swim. (the actual distance was 1.525km as swum). Perfect conditions were a treat to swim in for the record 400 plus registered swimmers. A tiny swell made navigation between the oversize bouys a no brainer. A large number of safety craft were on attendance and things went relatively smoothly. On the home stretch there was the occasional wave but for the majority of people it was a swim all the way. The water temp was 21.6 and the swim time air temp was 19. All competitors received their 2019 t-shirts (see person far right in pic) along with other sponsored goodies.

Post swim presentation was well attended and several drink and food stations throughout the club house provided hearty BBQ delights. The surf club bar opened soon after the race completion. A relaxing time was had by all”.

Mollymook Swimmers results:

Lena Rassmann, over 20, 23:08, placing 2/21

Greg Young, over 40, 22:27 (adjusted time), placing: 5/43

Tim Mooney, over 60, 27:09, placing: 5/28

Ray Ackerman, over 70, 36:57, placing: 6/10

2019 NSW State Surf Titles Update

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Some Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Row Boats

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The Mollymook Ladies getting smashed by a vicious shore break

 

NSW State Surf Titles – Masters Day 1 & 2

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2019 – NSW State Surf Championships – MASTERS Competition, Days 1 & 2.

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Coogee Competitor winning the 30-35 years Female Flags

Above is an example of the skill evident among the MASTERS competitors at the NSW Surf Championships being held at Swansea-Belmont’s, Blacksmiths Beach. In very tough competition Mollymook competitors made numerous finals and were reward with Bronze medals in the 2 km Beach Run and the Ski Relay.

Clean Up Australia Day – A great success!

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Clean Up Australia Day – Mollymook Beach, Collers and the Cemetery

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Education Program Manager, Australia wide for ‘Take 3 for the Sea’, Monica Mudge was at Mollymook this morning and expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the number of volunteers who turned up for today’s ‘Clean up Australia Day’ at Mollymook Beach.

The backbone of the Mollymook Beach clean up was and usually is the Mollymook Beach Ocean swim group and their spouses/partners. Today the swimmers commenced their morning swim early to ensure they were ready to start at 8.00 am. They were also joined by some members of the public as well as the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ surf club nippers led by youngster Julie Armstrong.

With such a large turn out of volunteers, they were able to collect rubbish along the entire length of Mollymook Beach from the north end to the south end, around to Collers Beach, the Golf Club course and parking area, the cemetery and adjoining  streets/gutters/path ways.

Rubbish included a bike riding helmet, old discarded building items and some old clothing. Volunteers mentioned that the worst offenders were those leaving their cigarette butts everywhere. Other volunteers mentioned how this year the cemetery was no where near as bad as past years with the amount of plastic flowers blown all over the cemetery. Being so close to the ocean this type of un-managed rubbish which finds its way onto our park lands, beaches and even into the ocean was less than past years and gratitude was expressed towards those that have taken this issue to heart.

Volunteers enjoyed coffee, muffins & freshly baked scones provided gratis by the Mollymook Golf Club at the conclusion of the ‘Clean Up’.

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Clean Up Australia Day – Mollymook Beach

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Clean Up Australia Day – Mollymook Beach. Sunday March 3 at 8.00 am

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Clean Up Australia Day – Mollymook Beach.

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Mark the date: Sunday March 3

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Meet at the Mollymook Surf Club at 8.00 am

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Plan to finish at 9.00 am “Many hands make light work”

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Followed by Coffee and cake at the Golf Club for all helpers

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Could the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers and Take 3 for the sea supporters let Moni or Ken know if you can help so we can provide numbers to the Golf Club.

 

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Book – DRAFT

 

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DRAFT Cover

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Email from Graeme Wolfenden last night, and swimmers Garry H. and John L. asking me this morning for a progress update. So I sent an email to Chris who responded with the attached pages of his draft, progress to date. (This draft covers some of the introductory pages in response to Graeme W. kind request). I’m sure we will be happy with his finished product, he is an expert in this field. So here is a brief insight into what we can expect, a book about us Mollymook swimmers. (An error or two in this draft to be corrected). 

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2019 South Coast surf titles at Mollymook

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2019 South Coast Branch surf titles held at Mollymook Beach

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Above: Alicia Burazin, Kiama and Sammy Zustovich, Mollymook  winning GOLD in their respective Flags Final.

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Mollymook Athletes Excel at the South Coast Branch Surf Titles

The South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving titles were held at Mollymook Beach this past Saturday February 16, 2019. Branch clubs include: Warilla-Barrack Point, Shellharbour, Kiama Downs, Kiama, Gerringong, Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra-Culburra, Sussex Inlet and Mollymook.

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Scroll down for Mollymook competitor results.

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Tathra – coming of age

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Tathra Hotel – Fully Renovated

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Renovated 1888 Tathra Hotel

Having been a regular visitor to Tathra throughout the 1990’s and early 2000 – 2008 period, there were not many eating out options in this seaside village. Invariably on most visits we would suffer a meal or two at the old Tathra Hotel. The wine list was almost nonexistent, so it was generally a beer and be entertained by the publican with his nightly whale show.

Its now 2019 and by chance we made an unexpected trip to Tathra. As was our custom in the old days we decided to pay a visit to the hotel.

We were blown away with its transformation. Gone are the poker machines and TAB and in with the new. The new included an extensive complete renovation with the exception of the outside facade. Beautiful dining areas both inside and outside that make the most of their majestic ocean views and to top it all off a fantastic dining experience that would put some of the so called ‘fine dining’ establishments to shame. To add to their decor and nourishment’s were the choice of many craft beers on tap, including their own craft beer made on site.

For more information, follow the link: Tathra Hotel

Travelling Film Festival at Ulladulla Acadia Theatre

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Travelling Film Festival at the Ulladulla Acadia Twin Cinemas, March 8 – 10

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Experience the best of world movies at your local cinema through the Travelling Film Festival! Screening at Arcadia Twin Cinemas on 8-10 March. Join us for the opening night film, HOTEL MUMBAI, by Australian director Anthony Maras and starring  Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) and  Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name).

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For more info, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2255771354746179/  

Or visit the websitehttps://www.sff.org.au/tff/program/ulladulla

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HOW TO BOOK: 
Online: sff.org.au/ulladulla    By Phone: 02 8220 6600   In Person: Arcadia Twin Cinemas, Boree St. Ulladulla NSW 2539. (02 4454 1224)

South Coast Wine Show 2019

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South Coast Wine Show 2019 – Held at the Mollymook Golf Club

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David Morris and Wally Cuppit (Cuppit Wines)

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The 20th annual South Coast Wine Show was opened to public tasting on Friday January 18 following judging that took place the previous day. Wines from the South Coast Zone included the Shoalhaven Coast & Southern Highlands.

The judging panel of three was chaired by David Morris of Morris Wines, Rutherglen, assisted by Nick O’Leary of O’Leary Wines, Lake George – Bungendore and Deb Pearce, Southern Highlands.

Take 3 for the Sea screening Blue the film

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‘Take 3 for the Sea’ screening, Blue the film

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Take 3 for the Sea, screening ‘Blue’ the film

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Introduction by ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ guardian, Monica Mudge

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Blue the feature documentary film screened at the Mollymook Surf Club on Friday evening. It charted the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost in the last 40 years and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film set out the challenges we now face and the opportunities for positive change. BUT if we don’t make the drastic changes necessary, it is predicted by 2050 that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

Blue the film showed how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. It featured passionate advocates for ocean preservation, it tackled themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. It was filmed with stunning cinematography in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the US, looking at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.

The challenge it presented us: The ocean has been the guardian of life on earth, and now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.

Mollymook Swimmers – Christmas & New Year

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Traditional New Year’s Day, ‘Length of Beach’ swim at Mollymook

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Some of the 40 or so New Year’s Day swimmers

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year Award

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Garry Hunt, 2018 Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year.

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Organiser and Host Sean, with Mike on the guitar

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An elated ‘Swimmer of the Year’: Garry Hunt

2018 Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year.

Spontaneous thunderous applause greeted the announcement of Garry Hunt as the 2018 Swimmer of the Year.

Garry was a unanimous choice for this year’s coveted trophy. Regarded as an all-round champion individual. He greets everyone with a smile and never has an ill word for anyone. Furthermore, he is a determined swimmer who never gives up regardless of the conditions.

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news Dec 2018

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism e-news December 2018

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DOMAIN Press Release, December 2018. Why Mollymook is the perfect sea change all-rounder. Draw-cards: Pristine beaches! Fine dining! 

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Domain Article: Quote “Mollymook has long been a favourite of holidaymakers and retirees, but a broader range of buyers now see the appeal.” The draw-cards being among other things its pristine beaches and fine dining.    

Link to read their full ‘Domain – Mollymook article

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