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Lekshe Losal thanks Treading Lightly

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Lekshe says thanks for the change of address

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After a sleepless night last night and no coffee with the Mollymook Ocean swimmers this morning, Lekshe was fearing the worse case scenario. Would the caravan be a reality or was it all a dream? Following some quick action by Moni at Treading Lightly Inc. and the Bendigo Bank, Lekshe was taken to Kings Point mid morning and introduce to Rod from Ulladulla Toyota and the caravan.

It was a reality, Lekshe was over the moon, verbose with expressions of gratitude.

Behind the scenes; Bendigo Bank who knew Lekshe and her predicament following the Myrtle Gully fires began looking for a replacement caravan. Word got back to them that Rod at Ulladulla Toyota had one for sale at $8,000. Following the approach from Bendigo Bank, Rod reduced the price down to $4,000. Treading Lightly also became aware of Lekshe’s homeless position and put their hand up to cover the $4,000 outlay. It was a beautiful outcome, one that Lekshe is over whelmed with gratitude. Another beautiful ‘Act of Kindness’ in this caring Mollymook Milton Ulladulla community.

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Update Recovery Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

 

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Following last week’s web post, I received so many thankful email responses from subscribers/tourist, intra and interstate wanting to be kept posted on conditions here in the Southern Shoalhaven. The responses were so positive, I thought to do this following brief update.

Yes, a lot of people have being doing it tough and its been felt by all members of the community to one degree or another. There has been a lot of grieving, however I must also mention that there is some beauty shining through by many members of the community in their efforts to help in whatever way they can.

The above image is that of the local clubs who have and still are doing so much to help those effected. At the height of the emergency they acted as places of shelter, providing a safe place to stay and be fed and now they are working collectively to help our community and smaller businesses rebuild and recover following the recent South Coast bush-fire crisis whereby Conjola was the hardest hit, where 3 lives and 89 homes were lost.

With the area like a ‘ghost town’ for the first three weeks in January, a guest staying at Mollymook Beach Waterfront made a point of going to a Milton shop and buying a dress. The shop owner was so grateful, she gave this visiting customer a big hug. So the following day the same lady drove into Ulladulla and bought a shirt, likewise she was warmly embraced and thanked by the shop owner. One would have to be present in the area to understand the devastating flow on effects the disaster has had on the local economy.

The local economy, employment / employees income has been devastated, almost non-existent in many cases thus extending the grief and hardship throughout the area.

 

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Vince Di Pietro

The enormity of the NSW South Coast Catastrophic Bush Fires:

Mr Vince Di Pietro AM was appointed as the Shoalhaven Recovery Coordinator. He has had a distinguished career that includes the Royal Australian Navy, (senior leadership roles both in Australia and overseas) and most recently the CEO of Lockheed Martin Australia. In this his new Recovery Coordinator role he is working with council, in partnership with the emergency services and government agencies in ensuring that assistance is provided where it is most needed.

He said that “about 80 per cent of the land area of the Shoalhaven has been impacted or burned in some way

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla – Open Tourist

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla – Open to the Touring Public

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The Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area was fortunately spared from the surrounding bush-fires and local businesses are welcoming the tourist albeit there has only been a trickle at this early stage.

The scenery you will notice driving into our Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area will no doubt be an eye opener as the trees-cape along the highways on the north and south sides have suffered enormously from the unprecedented bush-fires. What may not be so obvious are the many homes destroyed (that are off the highway), a massive business downturn in the local towns of Mollymook Milton Ulladulla resulting in so many locals throughout the area without work or drastically reduced hours. 

Convoy of Hope Australia

 

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The five members of ‘Convoy of Hope’ with Joel on the right

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Portable ‘Shower Truck’ for local residents use

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism e-news December 2019

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Alex Delly and wife Jo Thomas of St Isidore fame have opened their latest venture, ‘Small Town’ in the heart of Milton.

For more info click on the link: Small Town – Food and Wine Bar

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Millhouse Christmas Art Exhibition

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Millhouse Christmas Art Exhibition at the Ulladulla Civic Centre

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Cupitt’s Brewery – Craft Beers

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Craft Beers from Cupitt’s Brewery

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Cupitt’s Head Brewer Liam Jackson with Wally Cupitt.                                                                Craft beers on Tap                               

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Cupitt’s Celebrate 5 years of brewing, December 2019

Besides operating an award-winning restaurant, making their own wine and a fromagerie they have branched out into making bespoke craft beers.  The Brewery at Cupitt’s Estate opened in December 2014 creating craft beer where the character and balance are paramount. At Cupitt’s, they revel in perfecting classic styles and pushing the boundaries of beer creating new ales every season. You can enjoy Cupitt’s craft beer seven days a week from their bar while enjoying a spectacular vista across the Black Angus grazing paddocks and beyond to Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges.

Highly recommended is the guided tour they provide of their wine, beer and cheese making facilities; tasting the products along the way.

The Tour and Taste Experience runs daily at 11am ($40 per person, bookings essential).

Web site link for more info: Cupitt’s       Address: 58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla. NSW 2539      Phone: (02) 4455 7888

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Craft Beer: ‘Dangerous Ales’ – Milton Hotel

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CRAFT BEER – ‘Dangerous Ales’ at the Milton Hotel

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The restoration of this historic hotel is complete with a grand opening on Friday December 13, 2019. It will no doubt have flow on effects for the rest of this quaint little town centre and may also  stimulate the refurbishment of other private heritage-listed properties in Milton. It will be open daily for some outstanding craft beers. It has a private dining area available for lunch and dinner.

The pub has rural and distant water views, is family friendly with fantastic food. They have their own craft beer label on tap, ‘Dangerous Ales’, along with a wine lounge, dining room and classic public bar. It is the perfect place for friends, family and a bit of a party!

Links:       The Milton Hotel web site.         Email: info@themiltonmotel.com       Address: 74 Princes Hwy., Milton, NSW. 2538

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Tourism e-news September 2019

 

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Cupitt’s Winery – Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality

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Cupitt’s Winery – Excellence in Sustainability

 

The 35th Shoalhaven Business Awards gala presentation was held in Nowra. The evening attracted almost 400 local business people to witness the presentation of awards in the 18 various categories. The southern Shoalhaven area was represented by Cupitt’s Winery who were successful in two categories namely: ‘Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality’ and ‘Excellence in Sustainability’.

Contact info: Cupitt’s winery and restaurant

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Florance Head Walk – Morton National Park

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Florance Head Bush Walk, Morton National Park

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Silvereye, one of the bird varieties on the Florance Head walk.

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Yellow Faced Honey eater, another of the many bird varieties

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Things to do visiting Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, a beautiful bush walk to Florance Head. A relatively easy flat walk of 8.5kms (return) say allow 2hr 45min (return) Enjoy some lovely flora and fauna along the way and some very active bird life for some beautiful photography. The highlight is at the end with majestic views over Pigeon House Mountain and the Budawang Mountains.

We reminisced on this ‘Florance Head’ bush walk of the bygone years when Bobby White would arrange our bush walks that included the Castle, Mount Bushwalker, Yadbora, Shallow Crossing, Ulladulla to Batemans Bay to name a few. He would share his decades of National Parks knowledge explaining and naming the different flora and bird life, he would even take a ‘Billy’ and boil some real bush tea. So on this occasion we took a book with directions and descriptions of the flora and fauna. 

Directions: 8.5kms north of the Milton Post Office, turn left off the highway at Porters Creek Dam. Drive up onto an unsealed road for 10kms, reaching a T section. Turn left and continue for another 2.6kms, where you will  reach a fork lreft to a parking bay. (If you get to the dam, you have gone too far)

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news April 2019

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RiotACT, Canberra Community e-news recommends Mollymook as one of the top 10 trips for Canberrans.  Pic credit: Grant Morrow & Therese Spillane

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RiotACT Article: Fabulous food and plenty to do in Mollymook

“It’s the perfect place for a coastal getaway and has everything you need for a quintessential day at the beach. It’s picturesque, inviting, and there is plenty on offer, from sandy beaches that go for miles, to top-notch seafood, fine dining and a spectacular food trail.

And to work off all that feasting, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, bodysurfing, board riding, picnicking, snorkelling, surfing and fishing”.

Link to read their full article: ‘Fabulous food and plenty to do in Mollymook

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Millhouse Gallery – Christmas Exhibition

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Millhouse Christmas Art Exhibition at the Ulladulla Civic Centre

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MILLHOUSE CIVIC CENTRE XMAS EXHIBITION

28TH DECEMBER TO 6TH JANUARY, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

An exciting and colourful display of paintings by Millhouse artists will once again be hanging in the Ulladulla Civic Centre after Xmas. Locals and visitors to the beautiful Shoalhaven area look forward to this one. With contemporary and traditional paintings in all media for reasonable prices, it won’t disappoint this year. Why not drop into the Sandbar Cafe at the Civic Centre then wander downstairs to check out the exhilarating exhibition. Along with many paintings there’ll be pottery by the Nulladulla Potters, beautiful unique fused glass pieces by Jan Huon and stained glass works by Mechelina Flynn.

Talented local artist Yvonne Reilly has kindly donated a raffle painting titled ‘Lighthouse Channel, Ulladulla’, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Rural Fire Service.

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

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More paintings by talented Millhouse Artists can be seen at Millhouse Courtyard Art Gallery (opp. Milton PO). With free admission and wheelchair access it’s definitely worth checking out. The Summer Exhibition will be hanging from December till March. Opens weekends and school holidays from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm.

Chris and Sue’s Australian Odyssey

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Chris and Sue: Retirement – This is the Life

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It is dry out here

G’day to all at Mollymook! 

Well, after we returned to Far North Queensland we left the trusty motorhome in Cairns and headed up to “The Tip”, Cape York, in our eldest son’s 4WD and rooftop camper. Roughing it, with no shower and toilet, fridge, etc etc but SO much fun! The road was actually pretty good most of the way, having been graded for the school holidays. Nevertheless, we were glad we had not taken the motorhome as it may have turned into an IKEA flat pack given some of the corrugations and sudden dips in the road. 

From Cairns to The Tip is about 2000kms return, and has some of the most isolated and vast, dusty outback in Australia. We really enjoyed the red red dust and sense of vastness, yet pulling up to a station for the night and finding heaps of other intrepid travellers. And when I say station, I mean old telegraph stations or working cattle stations, not Central Railway! 

Most of the rivers and creeks are bone dry at this time of year, but there were a few croc free swimming holes which were wonderful. Water temp was 24 degrees, nice! 

Marriage Celebrant – Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Marriage Celebrant – Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Melrose Memorable Moments

 

Wedding – Marriage Celebrant – Vow Renewals – Commitment Ceremonies – Baby Namings – Funerals

Julie Rynne

I am very passionate about what I do and I look forward to every wedding, like it is my first. I reside in beautiful Mollymook on the NSW South Coast and don’t sit still… I’m high energy, love a laugh and a chat and will give anything a go. I love to walk, ride, swim, eat and am partial to a glass of bubbles.

.I’m fortunate enough to be a full time celebrant, which allows me to be very generous with my time. The wedding ceremony sets the vibe for the whole day. A ceremony with real impact will be talked about for years to come. It’s so worth putting on a great show. Great Ceremony, Great Occasion, Great Memories.

Planning your wedding is no mean feat and everyone wants their say. It’s your wedding so remember, the choices are yours. Do yourself a favour and make it about the two of you. I strive to make sure you enjoy yourselves, first and foremost. I take my responsibilities as a Celebrant seriously and look forward to working with you both.

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.Julie Rynne, 34 Mison Circuit, Mollymook Beach, NSW, 2539

phone: 040 8413 663     email: melrose.m.moments@gmail.com    Web: www.melrosememorablemoments.com.au/

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Testimonials

  • Hi Julie. I wanted to say a massive thank you for everything.
    You were amazing, and we could not have put together such a personal ceremony without you.
    Your support was incredible!

  • The minute we met Julie Rynne, we knew she was the marriage celebrant for us! Julie is sincere, kind, enthusiastic, generous and personable. She helped us through every step of the wedding ceremony planning process, offering advice and suggestions where needed.  

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Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla web editor is Ken Banks, operator of the award winning 4 1/2 star Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation.

MILLHOUSE ART GALLERY, Winter Exhibition.

 

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WINTER EXHIBITION MILLHOUSE GALLERY

 

Visit the Millhouse Gallery Milton (courtyard opp. Milton P.O.).  The Winter Exhibition promises over a hundred contemporary and traditional paintings showcasing the work of the Millhouse Artists.  There are a number of new very talented artists who have added to the variety of work in all media.   There’s something for everyone at reasonable prices as well as stained glass by Mechelina, handpainted cards and children’s books by Cathy Murphy. Helen Caroll has kindly donated a beautiful framed watercolour painting titled ‘Ocean Power’ for the raffle, tickets selling for $1 and drawn 3rd September.  Free admission and wheelchair access. 

 

OPEN:  Weekends and school holidays,    FROM:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Phone:  02 4444 7211 (during opening hours)

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