Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : February 3, 2016 Edition Contents PAGE 18 - THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
It’s a new program as part of
Morning Mums starting up again on
Playful Puggles presented by
Dr Rebecca Overeem
Different theme each week
$5 coffee and cake deal - Lone Pine Bistro
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
It’s free and suits mums and preschool aged kids
225 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Phone: 5952 1004
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10am to 4.30pm
19th Hole Bar & Function Facility
Phillip Island Golf Club
Guest speakers and over 30 exhibitors
Tuesday, February 9 at 6pm
St John's Uniting Church,
Chapel Street, Cowes
All welcome for the meal of
savoury and sweet pancakes
$10 per person at the door
All proceeds to UnitingCare
programs for people
living in crisis.
What s on this week...
What s on this week...
at Uniting Church
FOLLOWING the trend slowly
emanating from Melbourne’s
laneways, The Westernport Ho -
tel at San Remo has embraced
the opportunity to brighten it’s
façade with a fantastic mural re -
flecting the spirit of San Remo as
seen through the eyes of a travel-
“We had the opportunity to
work with an incredibly talent-
ed artist, Charles Meslin, from
France, who was staying with us
over the summer period,” says
Nick Say of The Westernport.
“For a long time we have
thought about brightening the
streetscape in San Remo and
this was too good an opportunity
to pass up.”
Charles, in consultation with
Westernport staff and some lo -
cals, designed the mural over a
Once finalised, it was only a
matter of days to complete the
job, employing the assistance of
another street artist from Mel-
“It was important that this
piece of art was not only relevant
to San Remo today, but also cap -
tured some of San Remo’s his-
tory and what makes it unique,”
“Obviously there’s a strong ref-
erence to nature and the natural
beauty of San Remo.
“ Our unique bridge had to be
included, and the boat is a ‘tip of
the hat’ to all the fishermen and
their families that have played
such a huge part in shaping our
“ There’s a musical reference
in there as this is very special to
us at The Westernport and the
whale is a reference to the whale
that swam within metres of the
San Remo jetty last year - some-
thing that my girls tell me they’ll
“I love that I have been able to
leave a piece of my work here in
San Remo,” said Charles.
“It really is a special place.”
“Hopefully this small piece
of street art can be the start of
something for the San Remo
streetscape,” says Nick.
“As long as those people that
walk past it every day like it!”
Street art comes to San Remo
Street art has come to San Remo! French artist Charles Meslin has produced a mural reflecting the
spirit of San Remo, on a wall at the Westernport Hotel.
COMING up soon on Tuesday night, February 9
(Shrove Tuesday) is the ever popular annual Pancake
Tuesday fundraising event.
This is held at St John’s Uniting Church, Chapel
Street, Cowes and it’s a fun night sharing good com-
The meal commences at 6pm and comprises savoury
and sweet pancakes.
Cost is $10 per person at the door and all are wel-
A recent ACOSS report shows that poverty is growing
in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people (or
13.9 per cent of all people) living below the internation-
ally accepted poverty line.
This year all money raised will support Uniting Care
programs for people living in crisis: those who may be
suffering from homelessness, abusive relationships,
addictions, financial hardship or illness.
Uniting Care, the largest non-government provider of
community services in Australia, reaching all corners
of the country, supports more than two million people
Its agencies are seeing an ever increasing demand on
“We are proud to support the work of Uniting Care
and call on everyone in the community to come down,
and have pancakes at St John’s and get behind this
great cause,” local event organiser Hilda Cox said.
AFTER years of trying, the Melaleuca
Auxiliary has cracked the elusive $20,000
mark for its annual book sale, announc-
ing this week that the sale has raised
Special thanks to volunteers, and peo-
ple who continue to support and donate
books to our book shed.
In a change of format introduced three
years ago, Bill’s Book Shed, situated in
the grounds of Melaleuca Lodge, now
opens throughout the whole of January,
as well as on Saturday mornings through-
out the year.
Buyers flock to the shed weekly, where
thousands of titles are available for pur-
chase, with most books priced at $2 to
There are certainly bargains to be had
as the district’s bookworms are well
aware, with some books priced as low as
Spokesperson for the annual fund-
raiser, Joy Niven, said this week that she
could not be happier with the result, and
topping $20,000 had been the commit-
tee’s aim for the last two years.
Joy has thanked everyone involved in
the Book Shed’s success, for their won-
derful support throughout the year.
“Thankyou to those who generously
drop off books during the year; the buyers
who support the fundraiser; and the large
number of volunteers who worked in the
shed on Saturdays and over the January
holiday period,” she said on Monday.
Bill’s Book Shed will continue to operate
on Saturday mornings throughout 2016.
It will be open on Saturday mornings
between 10am and 12pm.
Volunteers at Bill’s Book Shed last week are, from left, Nola Fenech, Judy
Christie and Pat Anderson. The ladies are part of a large team of volunteers
who manned the stalls at the Melaleuca Lodge annual book sale, which runs
throughout January. Bill’s Book Shed will now be open throughout 2016 on Sat-
urday mornings, from 10am to 12pm. Sale from the many thousands of donated
books each year raises much needed funds for the aged care facility, which pro-
vide equipment and resources.
Book sale cracks
the $20,000 mark
WHAT’S ON AT
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T: 5678 5205
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