The Berry $3 Town Crier DECEMBER 2010 New Years Eve Alliance www.berryalliance.org.au PO Box 202 Berry NSW 2535 Community Family Fireworks Forum There will be another Forum to BERRY SHOWGROUND update the Berry community on the progress on the upgrade of the A fun night jam packed full Princes Highway around the Berry Township. of entertainment for the whole family THURSDAY 16TH COMMENCING AT 5PM DECEMBER - 7:30PM Kids games, hot rods display, sausage sizzle & other food stalls, market day variety stalls & a NSW Fire Brigade display. AT THE BERRY COURTHOUSE The sky will light up at 9pm with a magniﬁcent ﬁreworks display Entry: Adult $5, Children $2, Family Pass $10 Berry Alliance Forums are open to residents in the Berry area, come Proudly presented by the Berry Gerringong Rotary Club along, and hear the latest status on See page 5 for further details the highway and have your say. For further details please see page 3 Inside this Christmas Edition Carols in the Park ..........................................................page 5 Show Society Ball .........................................................page 6 Great Community Spirit .......................................... page 18 The Joy of Giving ....................................................... page 33 Introducing our Business of the month ............ page 36 The Berry Swim safe in the Shoalhaven With summer approaching, it is time to make Find the ﬂags and swim between them - the red sure our backyard pools comply with safety and yellow ﬂags mark the safest place to swim laws and that residents and visitors are aware at the beach. of safety measures on and around our beaches Look at the safety signs - they help you identify Alliance and waterways. Unfortunately many in Australia die each year potential dangers and daily conditions Ask a surf lifesaver for some good advice - surf as a result of drowning, but there are steps that conditions can change quickly so talk to a surf The Town Crier can be taken to avoid such tragedies. lifesaver or lifeguard before entering the water Get a friend to swim with you - so you can SWIMMING POOLS look out for each other’s safety and get help if With over 300,000 backyard swimming pools needed. Children should always be supervised INFORMATION in NSW, an understanding of swimming pool safety is imperative. by an adult Stick your hand up for help - if you get into The Town Crier is produced by the Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992, there are trouble in the water, stay calm, and raise your Berry Alliance, Inc. conditions that must be adhered to. The law arm to signal for help. Float with a current or rip The purpose of this publication is to states that if you are the owner of a swimming - don’t try and swim against it communicate to the people of pool you must; And remember – Berry about community activities and to generate a small income for the • Ensure that the pool is at all times surrounded Never swim at unpatrolled beaches Berry Alliance to cover by a child resistant barrier which is no less than Never ever swim at night administrative costs. 1.2 metres in height (1.8 metres if a boundary Never swim under the inﬂuence of alcohol fence or house wall) Never run and dive into the water Membership of the Berry Alliance Never swim directly after a meal costs $10 pa. • Keep all fences and gates secured and in good It aims to share information condition. The following Shoalhaven Beaches are amongst community groups and patrolled during the holiday period; individuals, and to ensure that • Display a prominently placed warning sign in South Mollymook Beach / 6/12/10 – 25/2/11 Berry continues to be a the immediate vicinity of the swimming pool. Crookhaven Heads Beach / 18/12/10 – 28/1/11 community we are proud of. This sign gives a supervision warning and resuscitation techniques. Tilbury Cove Beach / 18/12/10 – 28/1/11 Membership is open to Berry community groups and individuals. Non-Compliance of these and other regulations Shoalhaven Heads Beach / 20/12/10 – 28/1/11 will result in serious penalties ranging from Warrain Beach / 20/12/10 – 28/1/11 To join the Berry Alliance, write to P.O. Box 202, Berry 2535. $550- $5,500. Cudmirrah Beach / 20/12/10 – 28/1/11 Narawallee Beach / 20/12/10 – 28/1/11 EDITOR: 0428 037 572 To check if your pool meets all of the requirements set down in the Act and Regulations you can North Mollymook Beach / 20/12/10 – 28/1/11 firstname.lastname@example.org Alliance Secretary: 0449 569 059 access these and Australian Standard AS1926.1- Shoalhaven City Mayor , Clr. Paul Green said Email: email@example.com 2007 Swimming Pool Safety Pt 1 “Safety Barriers “ We always look forward to the holiday period Post Ofﬁce Box 202, Berry 2535 for Swimming Pools at Council’s libraries” . and long warm days spent at the beach, but I urge all residents and visitors to be aware of BERRY ALLIANCE beach conditions and other safety measures EDITORIAL BOARD BEACHES, LAKES AND RIVERS prior to heading into the water. Weather they Rick Gainford Summer in the Shoalhaven is not complete are swimming in pools, rivers, lakes or beaches, Jennifer Clapham without visiting one of the 109 pristine beaches we want everyone to have a fun but more Kate Bramley importantly, safe experience in the Shoalhaven Sharon Dunn in the area. over the summer period.” Contributors are those from the Berry It is vitally important though to ensure that all community swimmers are aware of weather conditions and Many of council’s pools and leisure centres run who have news or views relating to learn to swim programs all year round. For more can swim conﬁdently in open waters. The royal residents of the area. information on swimming programs contact life saving society has these important tips to Councils Aquatics section on 4429 3153 or visit The opinions expressed in the remember. Town Crier are not necessarily those of the the website at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au. Berry Alliance or the Editor. The Town Crier is published every month, with a circulation of 2200. I would like to subscribe to the Berry Alliance Town Crier for Season Passes reduced Since our November issue the Shoalhaven council has resolved to reduce the season twelve months. pass fees, this is due to the reduction of the summer swimming season. I ENCLOSE MY CHEQUE FOR $55.00 INCL. GST. Following are the correct fees for the 2010/2011 season: PLEASE POST MY COPY TO: Adult...................................................................................................... $3.30 NAME: ................................................................... Child/Concession.............................................................................. $2.50 .................................................................................. Family (2 adults + 3 children) .....................................................$10.80 ADDRESS: ............................................................ Spectator/Child 2 & under ...............................................................Free .................................................................................. PHONE: .................................................................. Village Pool Season Pass RETURN TO: PO Drop Box or PO Box 202, Berry NSW 2535 Adult....................................................................................................$72.00 Printed by Berry Printers Child / Concession .........................................................................$55.00 QUEEN STREET, BERRY PH: 4464 1100 Family (2 adults + 3 children) ...................................................$127.00 PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER www.berryalliance.org.au Editor’s ﬁnal message for 2010 Is it just me or did this year go really fast! Editor’s Note... I have thoroughly enjoyed working with only happen through revenue generated Please note: there is no January 2011 the community of Berry in 2010 and I now from our advertising. So in recognition have a true appreciation of how vibrant and of the support of our advertisers, we are issue of the Town Crier. The closing active our small community is. Thank you introducing a new column titled “Business date for our February issue will be and well done to all our community groups of the Month.” Taking part in this promotion for the many 100’s of hours service you give is free of charge to our regular advertisers Wednesday 12th January 2011 to the Berry community throughout the who have advertised with us for a period of Please submit prior to this date if it is your ﬁrst submission. year, I hope you all take a well earned break 12 months or more. Business names will be Material can be submitted via over the Christmas period before we do it all drawn out of a hat and contacted by myself e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org again in 2011. with every business given the opportunity or drop box in the Berry Post Ofﬁce to take part. I would like to thank John and PO Box 202 Berry 2535 On a personal note thank you to all of the community group representatives who Sue Smith from Rural Bitumen Services for Phone 0428 037 572 working with me in starting up this column. came along to our get together on the 18th Sharon Dunn - BERRY TOWN CRIER November, it was great to meet you all and I have now gained a greater understanding I hope you all have a safe and of the community groups you represented. I am very proud that the Town Crier is happy Christmas break Berry Alliance Forum delivered free of charge to 2,200 homes and businesses in the Berry Township. This can Kind Regards Sharon Dunn 16th December 2010 Princes Highway Community Forum Upgrade around Berry Forum on Proposed use of part of showground for The Berry Alliance will be holding a 48 short-term caravan sites (DA10/2186) forum at 7.30pm on 16th December This Forum was held on Thursday 18th November • Income from the camp sites went towards the in the Berry Courthouse to report on and there were approximately 40 community upkeep and improvements to the Showground – not progress on the upgrade of the Princes members present. to Council. Highway around Berry Township. Council staff presented details of the Application • Trafﬁc issues where campers are entering from and explained the zonings and process. They also Albany Street and travelling around. The entrance Now the date for construction of the said that the Showground in Berry had been used is from Alexandra Street and there will be signage section from Mt Pleasant to Toolijooa for this purpose for decades but Council now ﬁnd to this effect. If this is not complied with they will Road has been announced the focus that a Development Approval is required and this consider closing the gates on Albany Street entrance is on the design of the section around was formalizing what is already occurring. to restrict drive through trafﬁc. Berry Township. The Alliance has been The Application is for a maximum of 48 sites and • Noise was an issue raised and it was stated that there in discussion with the RTA in relation that all 48 sites will be for short term camping with is a full time manager living on-site who has already reduced the amount of vandalism and disruption. to issues of concern to residents and a maximum stay of 14 nights. The sites would all be in the same area at the southern end of the Management Committee agreed to put up a sign on there is some good news and some Showground near the horse stables. the fence with the Caretakers telephone number for bad news with respect to the impact of community members with noise and other issues. the upgrade on the town of Berry. The procedure is that because the land is Crown Land and managed by Council then the decision • Suggestion made that they should reduce the max on whether consent is given or not will rest with number to 24 and increase the tariff – this would Come along and hear the latest status a vote of elected Councillors (not Council staff). reduce noise and other impacts and not require on the highway upgrade and have Council staff present were conﬁdent that the additional work on the amenities block. Management your say. Councillors would approve the D. A. Committee responded saying that they did not feel that charging more than the current charge of $15 A number of questions were put to the Council per night per site was viable. staff and there were also a number of community members present who are, and were on the • Asked if the DA is denied would this mean that there Management Committee for the Showground would be no camping ground at this showground – who also assisted by answering some of the the answer was yes, if denied then camping there questions. would be illegal and should cease. Some of the questions and points raised included: Chairman of the Trust thanked the Alliance for holding the Forum and invited any community The Berry Alliance and the Berry Town Crier • The application is for max 48 sites and for a max member with questions, suggestions or input to stay of 14 days – the Management Committee said attend any Management Committee meetings, they wish each and every that their policy was for a max stay of 7 days but would be welcome. They only need to telephone the were applying for 14 for those very few occasions Committee (see listing for the Berry Showground community member a when an emergency or an extraordinary Management Committee in the Town Crier). circumstance meant that a camper may need happy, healthy and safe to stay a couple of days longer. They also stated Community members have until at least the middle that they did not want to have anywhere near the of December to make any further Christmas and New Year maximum 48 sites occupied for the majority of the submissions to Council on this DA. time. 48 was to cover those special occasions and large groups of campers. Berry Alliance Executive. www.berryalliance.org.au Great Southern Hotel Ph 4464 1009 Changing Bistro Menu Mon to Thurs—Lunch & Dinner $12.95* incl. a Beer, Wine or Soft Drink Live Music Free Entry Cash Joker Draw on the Deck Friday Nights Win cash just by making ************** a purchase from the Bar Saturday Afternoons or Bistro on Wednesday or Friday from 5-7 pm. 2.00 — 6.00 pm Win $3300 or more unless won prior Ensuite Motel Rooms at Reasonable Prices Seems like it can Live Music happen here too! Friday Nights ****************** Proud Major sponsor of The Berry Public School Food & Wine ****************** Fair Children’s The Annual Berry Show which will Playground be held on Friday & Saturday 4-5th February, 2011 In the Courtyard www.berryalliance.org.au New Years Eve Family Around Town Fireworks On Again The Rotary Club of Berry-Gerringong has been successful in once again gaining Clearing Sale Success Footpaths and funding support from the Shoalhaven City Council to stage a ﬁreworks display at Berry During November the Clu successful community fundra b held another ising event at the Cycleways Showground on New Years Eve. Berry Showground with the Both the Berry Alliance (Tracks to the staging of a farm clearing sale and trash, trinkets Future) and Rotary (footpath to David Following last year’s successful ﬁreworks night and treasure sale. and positive feedback from the community the The Club wishes to thank the Berry Hospital) have made applications following sponsors Club will be organizing a similar family oriented for their kind donation of priz through the State Member, Matt Brown es for a guessing night. competition rafﬂe and advise the winners. for funds in the current round of the Commencing at 5pm on New Years Eve the Berry Prize 1: Nova Patio Heater don ated by Bishops Community Building Partnership grants Showground is sure to be another family fun won by J Gregory program. This program may well be night with lots of entertainment, kid’s games, Prize 2: Hereford Hide donated hot rods on display, sausage sizzle and other by Tanned Hides able to assist us in getting a good kick won by N Hartwell food stalls, market day variety stalls and a NSW start on our plans for better footpaths Prize 3: Petrol Trimmer donated Fire Brigade display. Then, at 9pm the night skies by Nowra 4WD & and cycleways in Berry that have been Outdoor Products won by G Wei will light up with a ﬁreworks display that last year r discussed and planned following a was best described as simply magniﬁcent. Prize 4: Thomas Cook Unisex Pioneer Raincoat Community Forum on the issue earlier donated by Europa Saddlery There will be plenty of good old fashioned games won by G Sweeney this year. for the kids to play including gum boot tossing, Prize 5: Onsite Veterinary Con sult donated by catch the water balloon, throw the broom, knock Berry Vet Clinic won by J Mofﬁ tt Rotary have some great plans for the down the cans and many more. Prize 6: $100 Gift Voucher don footpath to the Hospital and already ated by Glen Henry This is an alcohol free event. Families are Motor Cycles won by W Bourke have some State Government funds encouraged to bring a rug and make and the additional funds applied for, a real picnic night of it and enjoy if successful, will see the work funded the beautiful surrounds of the Berry and commenced. The Berry Alliance has Showground. Entry is $5 adults, $2 supported Rotary with this application children or $10 families. Proceeds of the night go towards the community and at the same time made a good activities of the Rotary Club of Berry- case for funding through the same Gerringong. program for a grant to assist in the other For further information: footpaths that are on the Tracks to the Contact David Clark Ph: 4448 7738 Future priority list. This grant funding last year assisted a number of Berry Community groups and we are hopeful of some additional funds Jan Monaghan, wife of Berry-Gerringong Rotary Club President Phi Monaghan in this round. checks out the list of items at the clearing sale registration counter. www.berryalliance.org.au The Town Crier - Page 5 BERRY SHOW SOCIETY SHOW BALL 2011 Berry Show Society will be opening the Show and presenting the 2011 Showgirl entrants at its Show Ball. Place: ‘The Pavilion’ – Berry Showground Date: Saturday 22nd January 2011 Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm Cost: $35 per person Food & Drinks: Hot/Cold Supper provided BYO Drinks Dress: Black Tie/Lounge Suit Bookings: Berry Pharmacy from Wednesday 29th December 2010 to Monday 17th 2011 TABLES OF EIGHT ONLY As always we are justiﬁably proud of our Showgirls and look forward to their involvement in all our 2011 Show activities. Hannah Mitchell Miss Berry Showgirl 2010 We would like to thank the following sponsors: • Pure Hair & Beauty • Waddell Family • Coolangatta Estate • South Coast Register • Knickerboxes • Nowra Mazda • The Posthouse • Berry Pharmacy • The Berry Hotel • Haven & Space • The Sourdough Café • Silos • The Great Southern Hotel www.berryalliance.org.au POLICE REPORT FOR BERRY It is really good to be back in my area after a considerable through the window. Between 12/11 and 13/11 It’s Berry time away conducting other duties. For those that Necessary had it’s glass front door smashed and a number saw the news reports regarding the fate of Berry and of items stolen. The alarm was activated at 11:50pm but Kangaroo Valley Stations it appears that all is well and no offenders were located. It appears like a crime wave the stations will remain open at this stage. Thanks to when all these incidents are listed one after the other. It those who voiced their support for Berry Station, it is serves to highlight that Berry is still a target for mainly certainly appreciated by myself and noted by people property offences and is seen as a desirable place to visit up the line. I know your local station is not open all the to steal. During this month Shoalhaven Heads had 20 cars time but my view is that it is important to have an ofﬁcer broken into on the same weekend. All these vehicles were who is in regular touch with the local community and can unlocked with the thieves simply opening the car doors put time and effort into following up jobs for the Berry and taking whatever that can and leaving the doors open. community. I have had to rely on computer reports for Other areas in the Shoalhaven have had similar problems the month of October regarding crime in the Berry area. so Berry could be next. Some people think that if you Between the 6th and 7th of October Bupa Care Services leave the car open it prevents getting a broken window. from 10 Victoria Street had a staggering 24 plasma TVs This may be so but the thieves will also go through every stolen. The TVs were still in boxes and brand new, valued car in your driveway, your neighbours and the street at over $13,000.00. It is most likely that all the TVs were without much chance of detection. My advice is to lock taken from the area but if anyone is in the area offering up everything and make the thieves make noise to get cheap TVs please let me know. On 7/10 electrical fencing to your property. Leaving even a small amount of cash in valued at over $1000.00 was stolen from a property on your car is also an incentive for the thieves, other items Beach Road. Between 9/10 and 10/10 Berry Inn had a stolen include mobile phones, bags etc. Anyway looking rear window smashed by a bottle. On the 12/10 a house forward to working in the area again and if you have any on 25 acres in Thompson’s Rd Broughton Village was enquires please do not hesitate to pop in to the station or broken into and property stolen. More stealing on Queen leave me a message and I will get back to you. Street on 28/10 when a table and bench were stolen in Senior Constable Paul Nancekivell broad daylight off a person’s veranda. On 3/11 a car was damaged at the rear of the Berry Hotel with a brick thrown Berry Police: 4464 1404 Justin Lill Wines ‘it’s the taste that’ll get ya’ Why drive elsewhere for your Xmas orders when you can get some of the cheapest, great quality beers wines and spirits right here in Berry! CARTONS OF IMPORTED BEER from $30 SUPERB QUALITY CLEAN SKINS from $3.99 each by the dozen GREAT TASTING BRANDY, WHISKY, RUM, VODKA & BOURBON from 2 for $50 All prices valid till the end of December 2010 or until stocks last. 112a Queen Street Berry Phone: 44 641 052 Mobile: 0439 782 465 www.berryalliance.org.au BERRY BOWLING CLUB Your local family club IN TOUCH With Berry Bowling Club SUPER DECEMBER RAFFLES Berry Bowling Club Presentation and BBQ Day will be held on Saturday Sunday 5th: 23 BBQ PACKS + 4 x 1/2 Hams 11th December. Tickets are Friday 10th: 30 x 1/2 Hams available from the Bar at $15.00 each. Sunday 12th: 23 BBQ PACKS + 4 x 1/2 Hams It is also a good time Friday 17th: SURPRISE HAM DRAW to thank and show our Sunday 19th: 23 BBQ PACKS + 4 x appreciation to the 1/2 Hams number of volunteers Friday 24th: MEGA CHRISTMAS DR AW that give many hours of $1000 worth of vouchers their time doing the tasks Plus $500 GIFT DRAW that assist the club in its continuing success. EW YEARS EVE Wishing all our members N and guests a very Merry Christmas and a Happy AT THE CienUsB L New Year. d Gather your fr BOWLS together for the party Ladies : Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 am. CHINESEtoRESTAURANT Lunch - Wednesday Sunday - 12.00 noon to 2.00pm Men: Wednesday 1.00pm. Mixed: Saturday 1.00pm. Dinner -Wednesday to Sunday - 5.30pm to 8.30pm Berry Bowling Club is proud to their TELEPHONE: 4464 2388 - For Bookings and announce the opening of 2995 new Berry Bowling Club Take-Away (02) the bistro. Come along Wednesday to Sunday and meet 4464 new team. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great company. Arch Mackinnon BERRY BOWLING CLUB President Men’s Bowling Club (02) 4464 3457 On the first Sunday of the Win great Berry Shopping 140 Princes Highway month, while away the winter Vouchers in the Friday and afternoons with a wonderful Peg Rutledge Berry NSW Fathers Day, blues band. This Sunday night raffles from President Women’s Bowling Club 7pm or meat trays at the Sunday Phone: 2nd September, Tony 4464 2995 Dad to an afternoon with treat (02) 4464 Thursday Fisho’s raffle3400 nights from 6pm. Jaggers from 2 until 5. www.berryalliance.org.au is in a ‘pantomime’ style and is very colourful and full of whacky humour! We are putting another performance Around Town of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ on at the School of Arts Berry on Saturday 18th December @ 2.30pm. Tickets will be available at the door from 2pm. So if Parking in you missed it the ﬁrst time around, come along and get into the Christmas Spirit and have a few laughs along the way! Berry Council is re-considering using the We will also be having a reading of Princess Street Park area for angle some Christopher Durang One Act Plays parking. Both the Berry Alliance and which we are looking at performing in April of next year. So if you are a member the Chamber of Commerce hold the or interested in coming along for the opinion that parking would be better The Berry Drama Group has had so much reading it will be after the committee if provided near the Showground’s fun with ‘The Night Before Christmas’ meeting on Wednesday 8th December (and the toilets there) or on North production! For the ﬁrst time we have @ 8pm in the upstairs room of the Street near the playing ﬁelds and a taken a performance into our local School of Arts. We are always looking for new members and it might just be wide, well lit footpath be provided to schools and it has been hugely satisfying entertaining the children. The production the right time for you to come along connect these parking areas to town. and see what’s going on in your Parking provided in these two areas community drama group. would have a lot of additional beneﬁts for the Showground, the CWA and the On behalf of the Berry Drama Presbyterian Church and the many Group Committee and all of our members I would like to thank sporting groups using the playing the Berry Community for its ﬁelds and horse facilities on North support with our productions Street. - especially in this year which celebrates 10 years of the Berry The Alliance had some further Drama Group. We wish you a safe discussions with senior Council staff and happy holiday season and in November and we are hopeful that hope to see you at one of our we will be able to stop Princess Street productions in the near future. next to the park / playground from For any further information on the Berry Drama Group, please being used for angle parking. It is too call Rosie on Ph: 44 643 550. narrow and too close to a toddler’s park Rosie Smith and playground in our President opinion. As the cold weather approaches come in and check out our range of weatherbeater waterproof jackets. “Here for your best friend” Vet on premises at all times Warm baths still Reliable 24hr emergency service $10 and grooming Puppy pre-school continuing over 10% seniors discount winter for the style house-calls available at no extra charge conscious. www.berryalliance.org.au www.berryalliance.org.au PRINCES HIGHWAY GERRINGONG Around Town UPGRADE MOVING CLOSER Painting of the Pavillion The Gerringong upgrade of the Princes Printed copies are available for viewing The Berry Alliance has been asked “Can you please Highway between Mt Pleasant and at the following locations: advise what is happening with the painting of the Toolijooa Road has been approved and Pavillion at the Showground?” registrations of interest for contractors • Project ofﬁce: Shop 3/113 Queen “The work has ceased with the external East wall to design and build the project are now Street, Berry, open Fridays 10am to cleaned back and in some places to the bare material. open. 5pm The added on section used for displaying fruit and veg • Roads and Trafﬁc Authority ofﬁce: “With the project now approved the RTA at the Show has not been touched at all.” Level 4, 90 Crown Street, Wollongong has started the process of short listing We have asked Council what is happening applicants that will be invited to submit “These are key milestones in a very here and will report the tenders by mid 2011,” Matt Brown said. important upgrade that will signiﬁcantly outcome in the next Town Crier. improve safety and trafﬁc efﬁciency on Let’s hope it is completed before “This is good news for our growing the highway,” Mr Brown said. the next Annual Show. community and provides certainty for the future with building expected to The Gerringong upgrade will include: begin in 2012”. In June 2010 the RTA displayed a review • Around 7.5km of new four-lane Town Crier Costume Free to Hire divided road with a 100km/h speed of environmental factors (REF) to show limit and central median between the potential environmental and social Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road. The Town Crier Costume has impacts associated with the upgrade. played a role in many of Berry’s The community was invited to provide • An interchange at Belinda Street with a service road connecting to community festivities over the last ten years and has feedback and 72 submissions were also been worn by a few big names around town! Willowvale Road received in response to the exhibition of This costume can be hired by any of Berry’s registered the REF. • An interchange at Rose Valley Road community groups free of charge on condition that and service road connecting to Fern the costume is dry cleaned upon return. Since the display of the REF the RTA has Street reﬁned the project design in response The Town Crier costume was designed and sewn to issues raised in submissions and • An overbridge replacing the railway by Julee Jones for the Berry Courthouse when the feedback from the community. level crossing in Fern Street Courthouse was ﬁrst saved by the community from development – over 10 years ago now. Recently the The issues raised and responses to each • An additional third northbound lane Courthouse Committee very kindly donated the issue are provided in the submissions from Rose Valley Road to Mount Town Crier uniform to the Berry Alliance as they felt report which has now been published. Pleasant it was very appropriate given the name of our local The submissions report is now available paper and that the Alliance could look after it. • Improved ﬂood immunity on the for viewing or downloading on the Highway. For information on hiring please contact Rick on project website at www.rta.nsw.gov.au email@example.com Shop 1/78 Albert Street Berry NSW 2535 Dr Stephen Henry BVSc MACVS(med) Brittany Adams Hayley Warden Megan Byrne albert street veterinary clinic Mon-Fri 8.00am-12.00pm Along with our sister practice in Shoalhaven Heads, Albert Street Veterinary Clinic is an exclusive small animal practice which offers the 3pm - 5.00pm following Sat 9.00am-12.30pm Pet of the month preventative medicine including vaccinations, Phone 44643986 wellness exams and senior care a wide range of medical and surgical procedures post-operative care and pain management dentistry in house pathology and blood tests x-ray, ultrasound and ECG facilities video microscopy video otoscopy puppy preschool specialist referral Australian Quarantine Accreditation native wildlife treatment 24 hour emergency service Free pick up and delivery Pet of the Month is Bobby Hamilton. Bobby has unfortunately been the victim of two separate dog attacks in recent MONTH**** ****SPECIAL OF THEand walking restraints times. He has, however, recovered well 25% off Kramar and Halti car both times with plenty of TLC from his owners! ********************************** www.berryalliance.org.au Leprosy Mission Broughton Vale Berry Rural Fire Brigade News Over the past month we have held our Don’t Forget your Fire PERMIT Annual General meeting and we are From the 1st of September everyone in Be aware that even with a permit, the pleased to announce that incoming the Rural Fire Service Area is required lighting of ﬁres is prohibited and the committee are as follows President to have a permit to light a ﬁre. An permit is automatically suspended, on Noel Windsor Vice President Margaret inspection, of what is to be burnt, is Total Fire Ban Days, days of Extreme Binks and Trish Nicholson Secretary / required before a permit can be issued. Fire Danger, or when the Environment Treasurer. Permits can be issued for up to 21 days, Protection Authority declares a “No At this meeting we were also pleased depending on the circumstances at the Burn Day.” to be able to give the NSW state time. Everyone is required to give 24 director Ron Dawes another cheque hours notice, before lighting ﬁres, to Please contact one of the following to go towards the following projects adjoining properties and Shoalhaven permit ofﬁcers to organise ﬁre permits in Nigeria that is to provide 20 people Fire Control - open 8am to 5pm, Monday John Milne - Captain with specialized boots similar to ugg to Friday on Ph 4424 4424. Mobile: 0427 641 445 boots. Permit issuing ofﬁcers are volunteers Neil Percival- Senior- Deputy Captain In the Congo we have provided so please give them as much notice as Mobile: 0412 352 937 schooling of 75 children, as well as possible. A mutually convenient time Jeff Fahl - Deputy assisted with an animal breeding for the inspection will need be arranged Mobile: 0419 280 673 programme always assisting people and in most cases permits will not be to be come more self sufﬁcient, it is able to be issued on the day of ﬁrst Brian Coulthart – Deputy Captain always rewarding when we can hear contact with the ofﬁcers. NO COST is Mobile: 0417 428 284 of the projects that we have worked involved in obtaining a permit but it towards and to learn of the outcomes, does stop local RFS brigades being we look forward to continuing this called out to false alarms. work into the years to come and look During the warmer months, 2 or 3 forward to your ongoing support. brigades can be called out to respond As many groups in our area we are to an incidence, only to ﬁnd out it is always looking for new members and someone burning a pile of sticks or would welcome your input so please the like that is under control and not come along and assist us with the causing any problems. Permits can alleviate these problems and save time Permits and further information can work of Leprosy mission. also be obtained from the RFS Fire and money. Please keep our region Trish Nicholson: 44646193 or safe and organise for a ﬁre permit this Control Centre in Nowra firstname.lastname@example.org season. Ph: 44 244 424. Berry Merry Christmas 7th year • ALL SIZE LAWNS • ALL SIZE GARDENS • ALL SIZE HEDGES • PLANT SALES Sponsored by the • ADVICE Berry Chamber of Commerce Coordinators: • QUALIFIED HORTICULTURIST Jean Sorensen - Berry Shoes, Katrina Owen – Simply Red • OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Ken Hutt – Berry Jetz Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Based in Broughton Village we service Berry and Surrounding Areas To one and all thank you for coming, participating and supporting this fabulous Christmas event. Call Lawrie Hathaway A special thank you to Peter Lampen, EEPS, Berry for installing the Berry Banners 0411 888 333 A/H : 42 342 900 www.berryalliance.org.au BERRY Around Town NETBALL UPGRADE OF QUEEN STREET Works on Queen Street have now commenced. They were due to The works are mainly on the Southern side of Queen Street from the NAB down Berry Netball commence on Monday 1-12-2010 but were a little delayed - no doubt due to to the Prince Alfred Street corner and on the opposite side of Queen Street as well. It involves: Club needs the rain. Council contacted the Berry Alliance • paving where there is currently bitumen, our support following some discussions and • quite a few street trees and small variations to the original plans to say surrounding garden beds, Berry Netball Club is holding an that work was due to commence on • new garbage bins (in the same bin Extraordinary Meeting on the surrounds as we have already), 1-12-2010 and outlined the works to 6th Decmeber, 7:30pm at Berry be completed. The Alliance emailed a • restoration and replacement of the heritage sandstone kerbing Public School Library in an copy and notiﬁcation to the Chamber of Commerce requesting they inform their • more street benches effort to Save members of what was about to happen. The work was approved for Queen Street Berry Netball Club. We also put a notice on the Notice for the Federal Government funding and Council are saying that they should Committee Nominations fell short Board in Broughton Walk (outside of requirements at the AGM and if have sufﬁcient funding to also put a the Pharmacy) along with the planes pavement from Queen Street down we cannot get sufﬁcient committee Council provided us. Alexandra Street to Princess Street. numbers we will have to fold Berry The Alliance was told that the work was Council’s landscape architect Kay Murray Netball Club. Nominations are called for due to commence on Monday 1-11- has described the additional work in an the following positions: 2010. The press release from Council email to the Alliance as: President (below) gives more detail and there Funding is also allowing for some paving works in Alexandra St including: Vice President have been articles about it in the last 2 1. Path on the western side from Queen Town criers but essentially it is Federal Secretary St to Princess St. This will include the Government Stimulus money allocated removal of two/possibly 3 trees and Treasurer that has to be spent by Council before replaced with 4 x Elaeocarpus (one Registrar 31-12-2010, (Council ﬁrst announced replacement). 2. Inﬁll paving adjacent to 14 Alexandra St Umpire Convenor the funding late last year – but there is Importantly, Council says that work is Nominations forms are now a great hurry to planned to be concluded before the available by contacting get the work done). busy Xmas period. the secretary on 0414482999. REMEDIAL MASSAGE REMEDIAL MASSAGE For Deep & Thorough Remedial Therapy WE ARE BACK IN THE CENTRE OF BERRY TOWNSHIP Deep Tissue Massage Energy Healing Manual Lymphatic Drainage Reike Sport Massage Reﬂexology GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ATMS Accredited - Health Fund Rebates In Clinic & Mobile Massage Berry & Beyond 4464 3035 page 25 for photos see 4/84 QUEEN ST ( Above Vet & Physio) www.berryalliance.org.au Community input sought – Broughton Creek Floodplain Risk DAVID BERRY HOSPITAL Management Study and Plan Council is seeking the community’s input in the development of a Floodplain Risk Management AUXILIARY Study and Plan for Broughton Creek. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, It was great news at our State The project is being conducted on behalf of safe and jolly Christmas Holidays Conference this year in October when Shoalhaven City Council by a team of consultants to all our Members of David Berry we where told that the State UHA specialising in ﬂoodplain management. Hospital Auxiliary, Teresa and her staff (United Hospital Auxiliaries) raised The Study will look at various options to reduce at the Hospital and all our wonderful $9,205,749.37 with over 901,459 hours the risks and damages caused by ﬂooding. worked. Community who helped us during this The Study’s recommendations will be brought past year reach our goals. In the Illawarra, which we are in, from together in the Broughton Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan which will guide Bulli in the North to Milton in the South Our Last Street Stall for 2010 is on Council in managing the ﬂood prone lands now and Bowral Hospital raised $557,177.68 and into the future. Saturday 11th December, think of with 97684 hours worked. Christmas with craft, cooking, jams, Landowners, residents and businesses are invited pickles chutney etc. How lucky are our Hospitals to have to participate in the Study by expressing their views and providing comment on ﬂooding issues Inviting all Town Crier readers to come such hard working Auxiliaries. by ﬁlling in a survey on council’s website or via along and support us on this day. We have a few TRESSLE TABLES which hardcopy. A wonderful rafﬂe will be drawn at 12 we would like to give away if you are In the coming month, resident surveys will be noon tickets on sale from 8.30am $1.00 interested please ring Jenny ph:44 642 distributed to all properties located within the Broughton Creek ﬂoodplain. The survey will also each. 563 they are very old and heavy, too be made available at the local post ofﬁce and heavy for Members to move. Now is the time before Christmas to online at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au. clean out your bookcases ready for Members don’t forget our Christmas Further opportunity for comment will be provided Lunch at next meeting 13 December via a series of community forums and during the Santa’s new books. Ring Marilyn for public exhibition period which will be advertised pick up 44 485 703 at 1pm after a short meeting at 12.30 on Council’s website and in the local press. please ring Moira if you need more Our big purchase for this year was TV’s information. Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Peter Adams said, “We are looking forward to for 14 beds which should be all up If you wish to join, we are a Fund raising getting public comment on the study and plan and running by the New Year. Looking group of members who meet 2nd and can use this information to assist us in moving forward to supplying new garden ahead with the project” . Monday of each Month at 12.30 for a furniture as our new big project. light lunch and then our meeting at For more information on the Broughton Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study please Don’t forget to come and wave to us as 1p.m we have a lot of fun doing what contact Matthew Apolo, Project Design Engineer, we will be in the Berry Merry Christmas we enjoy. Shoalhaven City Council on (02) 4429 3145 Parade on Wednesday 1st December at Please ring Moira Harris President for CONTACT: Manager Natural Resources and 5.30p.m. more information. 44 642 776 Floodplain Isabelle Ghetti (02) 4429 3300 Serving Berry & Surounds for 8 years PROUD SUPPORTER OF B.S.H.R.L.F.C & JUNIOR TOUCH FOOTBALL - Treatment for acute & chronic conditions - Pilates & exercise programs - Foot analysis for orthotics using Gaitscan up to date technology - Using mobilisation, myofascial work and acupuncture - Home visits Mary Pentecost Suite 4, 84 Ph: 4464 2874 Queen Street, Berry Fax: 4464 2874 www.berryalliance.org.au erry Berry Garden Club My November article mentioned the gardens featured in this year’s Berry tree will grow to approximately 10 m, narrow when young but spreads with age. glycinoides, very similar, the latter prefers more shade. No doubt many people Gardens Festival; what a great success. At The ﬂowers are attractive to a variety of have seen these climbers when walking the Club’s November meeting cheques honeyeaters. Melaleucas are commonly in bushland in spring. Clematis aristata were presented to representatives of called paperbarks; the generic name was has a few common names, probably the the following organisations - A Taste of given by early botanists. A descriptive term best known is Traveller’s Joy; it provides Paradise, Berry Public School, Broughton mel = black, leuca = white; many trees were a valuable nesting site for birds as the Vale/Berry Rural Fire Brigade, Chesalon seen with the lower trunk burned, but nature of the vine prevents predators from Care, Noah’s Ark Centre of Shoalhaven, higher branches remained white. climbing or supporting their weight and Nowra/Bomaderry Meals on Wheels and Commonly called Snow in summer it is the dense foliage is a protective cover. The Shoalhaven Kids in Need. Money has also native to swamp and creek bed edges in ripe seed is carried by wind. been set aside for Beautiﬁcation of Berry. I eastern Australia. The non-climber is C. gentianoides, will write a few words regarding the use of Colour blue was much in evidence at our endemic to Tasmania; a rockery plant the Beautiﬁcation of Berry money when a November meeting, the ﬁrst Hydrangeas growing to 50 cm. All Australian species decision has been made. of the season making their debut, Salvia, have creamy-white ﬂowers. And the town is certainly looking beautiful Campanula, Clematis, Iris and many ‘cottage at present, the frequent rainfalls have The Garden Club’s ﬁnal meeting of the year garden plants’ - Forget-me-not, both the greened the countryside and our gardens. will be a Christmas Party, a break in January, common low growing pale blue and the I think of this time of the year as the Blue meetings re-commence February; the third taller Chinese variety of a deeper colour, Period, no doubt due principally to the Tuesday evening at Berry Masonic Village. Cornﬂower, Love-in-a-Mist, Scabiosa; the wonderful Jacaranda; a feature of many The Club welcomed many new members tables looked wonderful and provided a temperate areas of the world. in 2010, looking forward to more in 2011. great foreground for the photograph of Native to Brazil and northern Argentina, cheque recipients On behalf of Club members I wish Berry other species have white or pink ﬂowers but Clematis on display were specimens of residents a very Happy Christmas. these are rarely seen, although the white the large ﬂowering exotic hybrids, native variety is easily obtained. When travelling to to Europe, Asia and North America. Of the Hazel King Dorrigo some years ago I saw two very large approximately 200 species, eight are native pink specimens in a private town garden. to Australia, seven of these are climbers, and Many Sydney residents and visitors spend their climbing mechanism is a petiole. Two a November day on the harbour enjoying species are native to the Sydney Region, Jacarandas planted along its shores. The a botanic area stretching from Newcastle creamy-white ﬂuffy ﬂowers of Melaleuca west to Rylstone, south to Taralga, east linariifolia are also much in evidence; this to Nowra; Clematis aristata and Clematis Merry Christmas Alex Cochrane and a Safe New Year! 0412 081 600 Well, it’s come around very quickly this year, and the staff at Raine & Horne Berry would like to wish all their vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants a very happy and relaxing Christmas, followed by a prosperous New Year. Penni Wildi 0411 756 602 In our ﬁrst 12 months in Berry, while people have said it’s been a tough year we have enjoyed more than our share of success in property sales. We thank the community for their support and we look forward to a fantastic year in 2011. Patrick Tynan Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! 0418 603 980 From: Penni, Hayley, Alex & Patrick. 2/65 Queen Street, Berry Ph: (02) 4464 1300 Fax: (02) 4464 2111 www.berryalliance.org.au Around Town The Probus POLICE Club of Berry The Probus Club of Berry continues Denise Jones from the Department PRESENCE to be an active and involving organisation. Of recent months of Fair Trading told us about the rights of consumers and who to contact to establish the bone ﬁdes our members have participated in IN BERRY? a couple of theatre outings, a trip to the Jewish Museum in Sydney, of tradesmen and vendors. Given that there have been a few shonky operators in our area of late, this There has been some discussion a coach tour to visit a peach orchard in Araluen (including lunch was most timely. and rumour recently about the Members were also enlightened by at the Araluen Hotel), our 23rd. Police presence in Berry. There Dr. Alison Wicks, who urged us to Anniversary Dinner at Gabby’s was a period recently where our Restaurant, lunches at various be active with both our brains and local policeman, Paul Nancekivell culinary establishments with the bodies in order to remain young. was attached for a time to Nowra. Kitchen and Cellar Group and She was probably preaching to the He is back with us now and there of course, our regular monthly converted, given the energy and was never any suggestion that vitality displayed by the majority of meetings at the Berry Masonic our members. the Berry Police Station was to be Village, on the second Tuesday of closed. In fact, we understand that each month. Probus is all about fellowship and Shoalhaven has just been allocated fun and our Club demonstrates this 6 additional ofﬁcers – 4 detectives Our members have been each and every month. If you are a and 2 General Duties police. entertained and educated by male, retired, or semi retired and our guest speakers, which have would like to make new friends, We take this opportunity to wish included Dusty Jones (the Snake be entertained, and educated and Paul a very happy and incident free Man) who showed us the sort of participate in interesting activities, Christmas and holiday period. snakes we are likely to ﬁnd in our the Berry Probus Club would love gardens and how to deal with them. to meet you. We know how popular he is Our President even volunteered with our younger to be bitten, so that we could see Enquiries should be directed to members of the ﬁrst hand how quickly a snake can either the Secretary, Paul Kirk, on community and in strike. He’s alive and well, but we’re 4464 3525 or the President, Bruce fact all of us in Berry. not too sure about the snake. Spender, on 4421 4669 www.berryalliance.org.au A Summer of BERRY MASONIC VILLAGE Show Jumping AUXILIARY INC Before our summer of show jumping Geriatric Cup. Fun, laughter and lots of President Mackinnon welcomed those commences there was the Pink Ribbon cheering will help the geriatric riders shine in this prestigious event. attending with the good news that the Horse Festival. A huge success! The number of riders doubled from response for tickets for the Grand Quilt Shortly after Christmas, show jumping the previous year, many sponsors came Draw was going very well. resumes with Twilight Jumping on board and the showground was happening each Sunday evening during pink! pink! pink! Heartfelt thanks to We now look forward to the Hostel the summer months. Avoiding the the wonderful sponsors and the many hottest part of the day twilight jumping is Residents’ Christmas Party to be held participants. Judging from the large proving to be a very enjoyable time to be on 8th December which will start at 2 number positive comments received the out with family and friends. Don’t forget p.m. At this time the Quilt Draw will Pink Ribbon Horse Festival will be even spectators are most welcome. Venue: take place and will be made by our bigger next year! Club Grounds, Berry Sporting Complex, North St Berry.4.30pm onwards. long-time faithful supporter and Hon Berry Riding Club now enters a Member, Joe Miller. “Summer of Show Jumping.” Saturday If you would like to know more about 18th December will see the “oldies” Berry Riding Club give club secretary Karen attended today’s meeting competing for the hotly contested Judy Sweeney a call on 4464 1143. and expressed her thanks for the refurbishment of more of the Respite rooms with new bedspreads, table lamps and pictures. The next Meeting will convene at 10 a.m. on Wednesday 15th December and will be followed by luncheon at The Berry Hotel. We send our best wishes for the festive Season to the Staff, Hostel Residents and to all our friends who help us in our endeavours. Jean Sealy Publicity Ofﬁcer - 4464 3585 ADVERTISEMENT www.berryalliance.org.au Great Community Spirit The annual Berry Community Groups Get Town Crier can assist groups with their Berry Community Pre-School; Berry Together was a huge success this year. It recruitment and publicity. There was also Computers for Seniors; Berry Courthouse was held on Thursday 18th November at a folder with all the necessary details as a Conservation Committee; Berry Drama the Berry Courthouse. With record numbers hand out. Group; Berry Landcare; Berry Leprosy attending Community Group leaders took Mission, Berry Masonic Village; Berry the opportunity to network, talk about their A representative from all those community Mens Shed; Berry Riding Club; Berry group, their plans and aspirations, their needs groups present then took it in turns to Show Society; Berry Show Society and their services available. outline some information about their Ladies Auxiliary; Berry Showground group and some called for assistance and Management Committee; Clean Up We started with a small function on arrival others offered assistance. The feedback we Australia; David Berry Hospital Auxiliary; but soon got on with the important business received after the meeting was that people Hands Across NSW; Knit With Love; Meal of the day. President of the Berry Alliance, Rick couldn’t believe the number of active and on Wheels; Probus Club; Rotary Club; Gainford addressed the leaders and described energetic community groups that there Shoalhaven Poultry Group; Zonta Club; what the Berry Alliance can do to assist and were. Berry Netball Club and the Berry Alliance. some guidelines and opportunities available to the Berry Community groups present. Community Groups represented on the night were: Thank you to all those leaders who Editor of the Berry Town Crier, Sharon Dunn took the time to come along and ADFAS; Berry and District Garden Club; then outlined to those present how the participate and once again showing their Berry & District Historical Society; commitment to the Berry community. www.berryalliance.org.au SHOALHAVEN CITY COUNCIL News for Berry - COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE BODY - BERRY ALLIANCE The following Development Applications, Development The Berry Alliance is the Community Consultative Body in Berry and Determinations and other items have been notiﬁed through the we advertise all items that we are advised of by council so community month and in accordance with Berry Alliance policy they have been members can have their say. placed on the Berry Alliance Notice Board in the window of the Post Please Note: Council now have DA Tracking available on their web Ofﬁce, posted on our web site www.berryalliance.org.au and printed site where all details including submissions are displayed for your information. Go to: www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au and go to DA in the next available issue of the Town Crier. Tracking. Applications Received DA10/2215 New Dwelling - Two Storey with loft in roof space DA10/2355 Dwelling additions and garage (4.0m high to eaves) 12 Boran Pl, BERRY – 9 Nov 2010 - Approved 71 Victoria St, BERRY – 28 Oct 2010 DA10/2296 Alterations & Additions to existing Dwelling 5 DA10/2344 Proposed conversion of one dual-occupancy Jennings Lane, BOLONG – 8 Nov 2010 - Approved dwelling to Bed and Breakfast Accommodation 193 Devitts Lane, MEROO MEADOW – 26 Oct 2010 Applications Determined Applications are advertised in accordance with Council’s Community DA10/2171 New Dwelling - Single Storey St Andrews Way, Consultation Policy for Subdivision and Development Applications COOLANGATTA - 26 Oct 2010 - Approved and the Formulation of Development Guidelines and Policies. SF10169 Rural Boundary Adjustment - SEPP 1 Objection Please note, however, that not all applications on this list will be 182-184 Croziers Rd, JASPERS BRUSH 28 Oct 2010 - advertised and that advertising may not commence immediately, Approved particularly if important documentation has been omitted from the DA10/2165 Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling application. If an application is required to be advertised, the relevant Including a New Deck at First Floor Level and a community associations will be separately notiﬁed of the advertising Detached Carport which stands 1.0m From the period and the closing date for xreceipt of submissions. Western Boundary. 722 Kangaroo Valley Rd, BELLAWONGARAH – 3 Nov 2010 - Approved Enquiries If an application on this report is of particular interest to your DA10/1908 Proposed alterations to existing dwelling new Association, or you would like to enquire if the application has been workshop and new detached second dwelling or will be advertised, please contact Council on: (02) 4429 3111. 52 Queen St, BERRY – 1 Nov 2010 - Approved The development and subdivisions applications may be viewed on DA10/2140 New Dwelling - Single Storey 19 Boran Pl, BERRY Council Website (DA Tracking) www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au 10 Nov 2010 - Approved THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN MAGNIFICENT 50 ACRES “LILLY PILLY” A HIDDEN TREASURE LOOKING FOR! 50 acres of 1st class farmland Unique 5 acres of natural Positioned on an acre this Set on nearly 6 acres with protected and bounded by sanctuary, totally private from brick and tiled 3 bedroom, established forest where you National Park, only a couple of the road. 2 generous 5m x 5m option of a fourth bedroom can meander down the minutes to the beautiful bedrooms, library/study and (currently used as a study), 2 pathway and enjoy your own oceanfront at Seven Mile an upstairs timber lined attic bathroom home has warmth private eden. The cottage Beach. A perfect home site with dorma windows this could & charm. There is a double currently features 1 bedroom exists with North East views to be a third bedroom great garage, one side is drive plus sleep out, high ceilings, the mountain range that space for a parents retreat or through to a covered timber flooring and front surrounds Berry. The farm has artist's studio 6"Blackbutt workshop/greenhouse area verandah enjoying aspect an existing stockyard and timber floorboards, 6'cast iron or room for a small boat to towards the mountains. ramp & has a large dam. bath & slow combustion fire. be parked. TH TH AUCTION 12 DECEMBER AUCTION 12 DECEMBER PRICE: $1,450,000 PRICE: $785,000 WEB ID: NSW5177298 WEB ID: NSW5177304 WEB ID: NSW5177256 WEB ID: NSW5177222 www.berryalliance.org.au Advertising Rates Calendar of Events page 1 issue $60 6 issues $276 ($46 each issue) DECEMBER 2010 12 issues $504 ($42 each issue) 1st December – Wednesday – Berry Merry Christmas Shopping Spree, shops open from 10am till late, Santa parade from 5:45pm Come along and paint the town red. One box, no changes, All enquiries: email@example.com one invoice paid up front Contact the Editor on 1st December - Wednesday – Berry Computers for Seniors meets in the Uniting Church Hall, 0428 037 572 For more details 69 Albert Street, Berry To assist the mature aged members of our community to use and enjoy the beneﬁts of computer technology. Phone Kevin Watson 4448 6267 to add your name to our waiting list. 4th December – Saturday- CWA Christmas Street Stall from 8.30am in Broughton Court, items for sale include craft, cakes and preserves – Be early open to grab a bargain, further enquiries to Marcia ph: 44 643 187 25th December - Sunday – Berry Country Fair at the Berry Showgrounds Enquiries to 4464 1476 on Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 3.30pm 8th December- Wednesday – Berry Drama Group Reading of Christopher Durang one act plays at 8pm - upstairs room, School of Arts, Berry All enquiries to Rosie ph:44 642 700 10th December – Friday - Berry CWA meeting at CWA rooms, Victoria Street, Berry at 1pm Enquires Marcia 4464 3187. • Household & Commercial Storage • Climate Controlled Wine Storage 11th December – Saturday – David Berry Hospital Auxiliary ﬁnal street stall for 2010 in Broughton • Units individually alarmed Court - lots of goodies for sale – with Christmas craft, cooking, jams, pickles, chutney and a whole • Boxes & Transportation Arranged lot more All enquiries to Moira Harris on ph: 44 642 776 • Free Move in Service 12th December - Sunday - A bicycle ride is held meeting outside the Sour Dough Bakery at Ph: 4422 1955 8.00am Enquiries to Will Armitage ph: 44 64 2241. Cnr Meroo Rd & Victa Way 15th December - Wednesday – Berry Computers for Seniors meets in the Uniting Church Hall, Bomaderry 69 Albert Street, Berry To assist the mature aged members of our community to use and enjoy the beneﬁts of computer technology. Phone Kevin Watson 4448 6267 to add your name to our waiting list. 16h December – Thursday - Berry Alliance Community Forum at 7.30pm at the Berry Courthouse to report the progress on the upgrade of the Princes Highway around the Berry Township All Berry community members are welcome to attend. All enquiries 0449 569 059 or firstname.lastname@example.org 18th December – Saturday – Berry Drama Group presents “The Night before Christmas” at the Berry School of Arts doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm show, tickets available at the door Adults $10/ Children $5 All enquires to Rosie ph 44642700 24th December – Friday – The Christian Churches of Berry present Carols in the Park 7pm – 8pm Apex Park, Berry. All enquires to George Waddell ph: 0410 025 702 The Emporium Food Company is a gourmet deli and café, sourcing 25th December – Saturday Gabbys at Berry, Christmas Day Lunch, Live Music Fully Air conditioned gourmet fare from all over the globe. $95 per adult Buffet Style Menu & Drinks included. All enquiries to Carolyn ph: 44642349 If there is something you can’t find we will source it for you. 31st December – Friday – Berry Gerringong Rotary Club present - New Years Eve Family Or you can sit in-store and enjoy Fireworks at the Berry Showground, gates open from 5pm, a family fun night with lots of kids a light lunch with Grinders coffee. entertainment. This is an alcohol free event, entry $5 Adult/ $2 Child or $10 per family. All enquiries to David Clark ph: 444 877 38 127B Queen Street Berry NSW 2535 T: 4464 1570 F: 4464 3291 www.berryalliance.org.au JANUARY BERRY 22nd January – Saturday – The Berry Show Society Show Ball 2011, The Pavilion – Berry Showground, 7pm for 7.30pm, $35 per head, tickets can be purchased from the 29th December at the Berry Pharmacy. CRITERIUM The second running of the Berry Criterium was held on the afternoon of FUTURE DATES Saturday 14th November on a “hot dog” course along North St and provided Friday 4th & Saturday 5th February – 123rd Annual Berry Show at the Berry Showground All for fast ﬁnishes, aggressive attacks, a enquires to Showground Ofﬁce ph: 44 641 567 or email: email@example.com rider protest and some falls on slippery corners. The weather was also hot and humid with a short shower to make for The Calendar of Events page is on the Web added challenges. See this page at www.berryalliance.org.au – see the latest edition of The race was organized and run by the Town Crier or go to Calendar of Events on the home page. Just $30 (inc. GST) or a display ad the Nowra Velo cycling club and Berry gets you a listing in the Town Crier and on our Web site, please request at Calender entry at the Alliance and over 70 entries were time of booking your ad. received coming from as wide aﬁeld as For advertising enquiries: Canberra, Orange and Sydney as well call the Editor on 0428 037 572 or firstname.lastname@example.org as many riders from the Shoalhaven Free listing for Berry community groups - must be registered with the Berry and Illawarra. We were grateful for Alliance and provide Strongbuild’s sponsorship and Jamie a contact name and number to be listed. Strong was on hand to make the Berry’s Calendar of Events is constantly being updated. Information given here is provided presentations. by event organisers. The Berry Alliance does not accept responsibility for errors, alterations or omissions. The ﬁve races had winners from ﬁve different clubs. Division 1 - Rene Kolbach, Macarthur Collegians CC RECYCLING COLLECTION FOR BERRY Division 2 - Sam Arnold, Illawarra CC Division 3 - Andrew Rutty, Nowra Velo 1, 15, 29 December Division 4 - Hans Visch, Eastern Suburbs CC & 12, 26 January 2011 Junior U17 - Luke Williams, St. George CC The Berry Mens shed provided their popular sausage sizzle and as the afternoon progressed there was a heavy Fire Permits in Rural Areas demand for cold drinks. We would also like to thank the residents of North Street for their co-operation in the staging of this event. the Shoalhaven on The Bush Fire Danger Period begins in open 1st September, 2010. All ﬁres lit in the from this date require a permit. (Captain) - 0427 641 445, Neil Percival Permits can be issued by John Milne , Jeff Fahl (Deputy Captain) - 0419 280 (Senior Deputy Captain) - 0412 352 937 ) - 0417 428 284. Permits and further 673 and Brian Coulthart (Deputy Captain the RFS Fire Control Centre in Nowra – information can also be obtained from 4424 4424. lighting of ﬁres is prohibited and the Be aware that even with a permit, the Total Fire Ban Days, days of Extreme Fire permit is automatically suspended, on on Authority declares a “No Burn Day.” Danger, or when the Environment Protecti 4 4472. State Emergency Services Nowra 442 www.berryalliance.org.au Berry Community Groups If your Berry Community Group is not listed here please return the form sent out or contact the Berry Alliance for the form to complete to register. Berry Alliance Inc. 0449 569 059 SPONSORED BY P O Box 202 Berry 2535 www.berryalliance.org.au email@example.com 3rd Thursday Monthly 6.30pm Courthouse Berry Silver Band (est. 1897) 4464 1250 6 Clarence Street Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Berry Alliance Town Crier 0428 037 572 Meet Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm, Agricultural Hall, Berry Showground P O Box 202 Berry 2535 email@example.com www.berryalliance.org.au Berry Spinners and Weavers 4446 5813 Berry Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc. 4464 3122 P O Box 377 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Thursdays 10-12noon at Berry Showground Hall P O Box 216 Berry 2535 email@example.com www.berry.org.au Crickadero 4464 1816 or 0405 782 738 Australian Labor Party Berry Shoalhaven Heads Branch 4464 3660 P O Box 95 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Brogers Creek Landcare 4465 1482 4th Monday Monthly, Hotel Berry, 6:30pm Dinner & 7:30 Meeting starts Last Saturday of each month 2.30-4.30pm. aﬁtz@shoal.net.au Australian Red Cross 4464 2612 Broughton Vale / Berry Rural Fire Brigade 4464 1522 P O Box 249 Berry 2535 1st Wednesday each month at 1.30pm, Berry School of Arts 82 Albert Street Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Last Tuesday monthly at 7:30pm Berry Alcoholics Anonymous 1300 903 392 Meet Thursday Nights at 7.30pm 34 Alexander Street Berry - www.shoalhavenaa.com.au Country Women’s Association – Berry Branch 4464 3187 P O Box 321 Berry 2535 - email@example.com Berry Al Anon Family Group Irene 4448 8231 Second Friday each month at 1pm in the CWA Rooms. Meet every Monday at 7.30 CWA Rooms - Victoria Street, Berry David Berry Hospital Auxiliary 4448 5703 Berry Apex Club Inc. 4464 2399 P O Box 285 Berry 2535 - firstname.lastname@example.org P O Box 16 Berry 2535 email@example.com Second Monday Monthly at 12.30pm at the David Berry Hospital Conference Room. Wednesdays fortnightly – 7pm Hotel Berry Four Seasons Sustainable Housing Forums 4464 1620 Berry Bridge Club INC 4464 2742 C/- 76 Borrowdale Close, Berry 2535 www.sustainablehousingforums.com PO Box 366 Berry NSW 2535 Saturdays 1pm - 4:30pm at Masonic Lodge Community Hall Knit with Love 4464 1058 - Leanne Berry Community Activities Centre Inc. 4464 1476/4422 1794 At St Lukes Anglican church hall every Friday, 1pm - 3pm.‘Come along & knit squares for rugs, P O Box 244 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org & other items for the needy of the world. ‘All welcome.’ First Monday Monthly, 5pm School of Arts. Ofﬁce open Thurs and Fri 10am till 3pm. Masonic Lodge Broughton 131 4464 3894 or 4464 1798 Berry Computers for Seniors 4448 6267 Lodge Broughton Masonic Rooms Cnr Albany & Victoria Sts P O Box 103 Berry 2535 email@example.com 7.30 on 1st Wednesday each month except Jan and Feb when 2nd Wednesday. 10am on the ﬁrst and third Wednesday of the month at Uniting Church Hall, 69 Albert Street Berry. Natures Child Playgroup 4464 1876 - 4234 4860 c/- 35 Croziers Rd Jaspers Brush 2535 Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.30-11.30am Berry Courthouse Conservation Committee 4464 1365 Old Council Chambers, Alexandra St, Berry PO Box 218 Berry 2535 - 3rd Monday every 2nd Month at 5pm Penwood Rail Road Inc. 4464 1201 Berry & District Garden Club (02) 4464 2009 215 Princes Highway Jaspers Brush NSW 2535. firstname.lastname@example.org P O Box 122 Berry 2535 www.berrygardens.org.au Monthly running day - 1st Sunday monthly - visitors welcome email@example.com - Third Tuesday Monthly, 7.30 Masonic Village Community Room Probus Club of Berry 4421 4669 - 4464 3525 Berry Drama group 4464 2700 PO Box 68 Berry 2535 Second Tuesday each month, 9.30am Meeting Hall at C/- PO Box 423 Berry NSW 2535 Berry Masonic Retirement Village, Albany Lane Meet ﬁrst Wednesday of each Month at 7.00pm at the Berry School of Arts (except Jan & Dec) firstname.lastname@example.org Slow Food Saddleback 0410 289 539 PO Box 435 Gerringong 2534 email@example.com Berry Evening VIEW Club 4464 1236 94 North Street, Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Shoalhaven Poultry Group 0410 548 704 Third Wednesday Monthly, 7pm Berry Bowling Club 165 Kangaroo Valley Road First Tuesday each month St Vincent de Paul Society 4464 2038 Berry & District Historical Society Inc. 4464 3097 PO Box 77 Berry email@example.com P O Box 153 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Third Monday Monthly, 10am at the Berry Museum The Zonta Club of Berry Inc. 4446 1001, 4232 2881 P O Box 302 Berry 2535 - email@example.com Berry-Gerringong Rotary Club 4464 2167 Meet 4th Tuesday at 6.30pm Coachhouse Restaurant, Berry Hotel PO Box 81 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 6pm for 6.30pm at Bowling Club Hands Across NSW Inc ph/fax: 4446 0567 e: email@example.com SPORTING GROUPS PO Box 162 Cambewarra NSW 2540 w: handsacrossnsw.org meet: Quarterly Jan, Arpi, Jul, Oct at Broughton Lodge, Berry Agriculture Hall Berry Boules and Petanque Club 4464 2446 78 Woodhill Mountain Rd Berry firstname.lastname@example.org Berry Landcare 4464 3391, 4464 3241 1st and 3rd Sunday Monthly at 5pm c/- 35 Houston Place Berry 2535 - 3rd Saturday monthly and last Sunday monthly (Bundewallah) Berry Hockey Club 4464 1992 Berry Leprosy Mission Auxiliary 4464 1693 13 Windsor Drive Berry 2535 email@example.com 17 Gwenda Avenue Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org 3rd Thursday Bi-Monthly (June, Aug etc.) 1.30pm Berry Junior Mixed Touch Football 4448 6027 or 4464 1609 9 Ford Street Berry Play Term 4- Thursdays 4-6pm at Berry Sporting Complex Berry Masonic Village Auxilliary Inc. 4464 3457 Berry Netball Club 0414 482 999 PO Box 435 Berry 2535 3rd Wednesday monthly at 9:30am PO Box 280 Berry Berry Meals on Wheels Inc. 4464 1604 Berry Pony Club 0414 832 100 PO Box 221 Berry 2535 3rd Monday monthly at 9am P O Box 227 Berry 2535 email@example.com 2nd & 4th Sunday each month, 9am. www.berryponyclub.org.au Berry Men’s Shed 4464 2619 PO Box 103 Berry 2535 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Berry Riding Club 4464 1143 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 - 4, North Street w: www.berrymensshed.com.au 445 Coolangatta Road Berry 2535 email@example.com - www.berryridingclub.com Berry Musicale w: berrymusicale.org 4464 2629 Berry Shoalhaven Heads Junior League 4464 1896 Berry Playgroup 0411 383 573 43 Prince Alfred Street Berry firstname.lastname@example.org www.crlnsw.com.au PO Box 185 Berry NSW 2535 email@example.com 4th Wednesday Monthly, 7.30pm at the Berry Bowling Club Friday mornings at St Lukes Hall, via Victoria St Berry Tennis Club 4421 3568 Berry Community Pre-school 4464 1764 PO Box 133 Berry 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org P O Box 143 Berry 2535 www.berrypreschool.org.au 1st Thursday - Bi-Monthly at tennis clubhouse email@example.com Berry Men’s Bowling Club 4464 2995 140 Princes Hwy Berry 2nd Wednesday monthly at 5.00pm Berry RSL Sub Branch 4423 1960, 4421 4981 PO Box 3307 North Nowra 2541 - firstname.lastname@example.org Berry Women’s Bowling Club 4464 2995 1st Tuesday Monthly at 10.30am 140 Princes Hwy Berry email@example.com 3rd Tuesday monthly at 12.15pm at Bowling Club Berry School of Arts 4422 1794 (See Berry Community Activities Centre Inc.) Thursdays & Fridays 4464 1476 Shoalhaven Showjumping Club Inc. 4232 2338 25 Gwinganna Avenue, Kiama NSW 2533 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Berry Show Society Inc. 4464 1567 P O Box 173 Berry 2535 - email@example.com www.berryshow.org.au Meet 1st Tuesday monthly at Committee Rooms at the Showground Berry Show Society - Ladies Auxillary Committee 4464 1191 c/-59 Woodhill Mtn Road Berry - Meet 1st Tuesday Jan, Mar, May, Sep, Nov 7:30 at Committee EMERGENCY 000 Rooms at the Showground Police Assistance Line (non-urgent Police reports) 131 444 Berry Showground Management Committee 4448 6053 Berry Police 4464 2175 - Berry Fire Brigade 4464 1008 or 000 60 Strongs Road Jaspers Brush 2535 firstname.lastname@example.org Rural Fire Brigade (Broughton Vale) 4464 1522 www.berryalliance.org.au Living Each Moment at The Arbour, Berry Homes From $595,000 Private Freestanding Homes Large North Facing Courtyards Low-maintenance Lifestyle Freecall 1300 727 034 www.thearbourberry.com.au 10 Victoria Street, Berry www.berryalliance.org.au BERRY MUSEUM The Berry Blokes’ Book Club “ME CHEETA, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY” BY JAMES LEVER. The Life of Cheeta the Chimp’ in the Tarzan Movies. This is a book that has many layers.First it is awfully like their name sakes - Bogie, A NEW EXHIBITION is on display a love story of a chimpanzee for a human Chaplin, Dietrich, Dolores del Rio and vis. Cheeta for Johnny Weissmuller better lots more. The boundary between fact from December 2010. known as Tarzan. It is also a revelation and ﬁction is blurred. Lots of innuendos “MONUMENTS AND of the way humans and animals follow statements of how some star was interact. Cheeta sees his incarceration “a very special human being but…” and MEMORIALS OF BERRY” as rehabilitation. The humans vary from then it’s revealed that they are drunken, Have you ever wondered about the sadistic to well meaning animal lovers. pederastic, vain, oversexed drug addicts. Drinking Fountain on the corner of Cheeta is somewhat dismissive of us. A clever conceit is the omission of the Dr Goodall’s “No Reel Apes” campaign is eighth chapter for legal reasons. Chapter Queen and Prince Alfred Streets or meaningless to him. He feels that he has 8 still features in the index where, under the Horse Trough in Apex Park This not been hard done by. “Williams, Esther” are many sub notes exhibition will tell you all about them It is a parody of the ghost written that reveal the general thrust of Williams’ and all the other monuments and celebrity autobiography such as David nature and life style that was in the memorials in Berry and why they Niven’s “The Moon’s a Balloon” or Peter missing chapter. are there? Explore some of the most memorable parts of Berry’s History. . Ustinov’s “Dear Me” It is a satire of the The book had a mixed reception by the cult of the celebrity and a revelation of club readers. Those not familiar with 135 Queen Street, Berry - the Hollywood Studio system of the 40’s the “Stars of the Silver Screen” from 44643097 and 50’s. the Golden Years of Hollywood were www.berryhistory.org.au The writing is somewhat studied but not taken in. Others including myself email@example.com when you consider it is written by a enjoyed it. The last meeting between chimpanzee, the style ﬁts the genre. It Cheeta and Johnny is very moving. Some Opening hours: readers admit to tears. ‘Me Cheeta’ was Saturday 11am to 2pm - Sunday 11am to 3pm is somewhat repetitive in the middle section where the shenanigans of stars on the long list Remember also that the museum is open Mon to Fri in School Holidays from 11am to 2pm. seem to go on for ever. All of them, for the 2009 Man as we read in the Publisher’s (Fourth Booker Prize. It is ALSO OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT OUTSIDE THESE HOURS SO CONSIDER A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM AS A SPECIAL Estate) Page are ﬁctional characters and a very enjoyable EVENT FOR YOUR GROUP. “any resemblance to actual persons read. If you wish to become a member of the . is coincidental” However they seem HB. Historical Society and support your town’s museum please contact us. Sponsored By: HARVEY BLUE December Opening times Mon - Sat for Lunch & Dinner Sunday Lunch only Christmas Day Lunch Special $95 per person $25 Lunch Set 3 course menu book by 15th December Lunch menu item & glass of Silos wine Please note: We will be closed on all Ph 4448 6160 • www.silos.com.au other public holidays in December www.berryalliance.org.au The following businesses have provided Vouchers for the Berry Alliance BERRY RESTAURANTS to provide to Berry Community groups to use for fundraising purposes & CAFES, FUNCTIONS or prizes. If you would like your business listed here (and on the web site) please contact Rick Gainford, Secretary Berry Alliance on 0449 569 059 & CATERING GUIDE or email firstname.lastname@example.org Restaurants & Cafes The Cake Store 39A Kinghorne Street Nowra 2541 - t 4423 0063 - thecakestore.com.au Berrylicious Café Monday to Friday 6.30am to 5.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm Shop 2, 89 Queen Street Berry - t 4464 3880 Closed Sunday Open 7 days – 8.00am to 5pm Berry Jetz Café Functions & Catering 1/94 Queen Street Berry - t 4464 3320 7 days – 8am to 5pm Berry Courthouse Berry Sourdough Bakery and Café Corner Victoria and Albany Streets, Berry - t 4464 2446 23 Prince Alfred Street Berry – t 4464 1617 Functions, weddings, meetings inside and in gardens. Open Wednesday to Sunday – 8am – 4pm. www.berrycourthouse.org.au, email: email@example.com Hedgehogs Coffee Shop Berry Jetz Café 4/98 Queen Street, Berry - t 4464 3051 1/94 Queen Street Berry - t 4464 3320 7 days – 8am to 4pm firstname.lastname@example.org Hungry Duck Catering and Functions available 85 Queen Street Berry 2535 - t 4464 2323 Berrylicious Café www.hungryduck.com.au Shop 2, 89 Queen Street, Berry t: 4464 3880 Wednesday to Sunday dinner from 6pm Open 7 days – 8am – 5pm. Just Delicious Broughton Mill Farm Guesthouse Berry Shop 3 / 62 Albert Street Berry – t 4464 3650 78 Woodhill Mountain Road Berry - t 4464 2446 Open 7 days – 9am – 5pm. Weddings, functions and conferences hosted and catered for on site. Pavillion Restaurant www.broughtonmillfarm.com.au 72 Queen Street Berry - t 4464 1074 email@example.com 7 days – 7.30am to 9.30am (10am on weekends) Tuesday to Saturday - Dinner from 6pm Garnish Creative Catering t 0432 559 078 The Berry Tea Shop Catering and Functions Shop 1, 66 Albert Street, Berry - t 4464 1218 firstname.lastname@example.org Open 7 days: 10am to 5pm The Silos Restaurant Table Talk Café Princess Hwy Jaspers Brush –t 4448 6160 6 / 97-99 Queen Street Berry Lunch: Open 7 Days from 12 noon. t 4464 2420 Dinner: Monday to Saturday inclusive. www.silos.com.au Catering and Functions available Table Talk Café 6 / 97-99 Queen Street Berry - t 4464 2420 7 days – 9am to 4pm ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ www.berryalliance.org.au Red Cross BERRY MENS SHED A project of Berry www.berrymensshed.com.au Uniting Church During October the members of Berry Branch were surprised to hear we had been nominated and awarded the ‘Margaret Waddell Country We are very pleased to announce that Shoalhaven thanks to all members who assisted on the day. Achievement Cup’, being an annual state-wide Council has approved our Development This is the second group to visit us recently and award given by Red Cross for fundraising and Application for the new Men’s Shed. Strongbuild we feel that what we are doing in our Shed is community service. Members of the Berry has already arrived on site with their container seen as a template for other Sheds. community may remember the Australian and will be commencing construction of the new The work at the David Berry Memorial Park is Army Band Concert last year at the Shoalhaven Shed within weeks. We are about to enter a new well underway, this is an unusual project for the Entertainment Centre. The purpose of the concert phase in the history of the Berry Men’s Shed Shed to undertake, however Gordon’s team has was to raise funds for ‘drought relief’ in NSW and made great headway, all posts this fundraising effort was deemed worthy of the have been straightened, fence above award for 2010. The Cup will be housed on palings requiring replacement are under construction and the display by the NAB. remainder have been stream Margaret Waddell was invited to join Red cleaned. We even cleaned the memorial statue of David Berry Cross in 1952 as an Honorary Director with the in the park. The next major responsibility of co-ordinating and organising undertaking is the painting of the branches in NSW. After 22yrs in this position the entire fence. she was elected as NSW Chairman. On retiring in 1981 Margaret donated 2 Cups, city and country. The Men’s Shed held a BBQ Our members are proud to be winners of the on Saturday 13th November in Country Cup for 2010. conjunction with the annual Berry Criterium. The event raised A second garage sale was also held in November several hundreds of dollars to complete our fundraising for the Red Cross This week to celebrate this important milestone which will be used towards the cost of the Pakistan Flood Appeal 2010. Having conducted we invited Matt Brown our local member to panelling of the internal walls of the new Shed. a variety of fundraisers, in total $3,676.95 was participate in a sod turning ceremony. A number of members of the Uniting Church congregation Peter Johnstone advises that the wooden raised. Thanks again to our members and the frames for the new windows in the Shed have community of Berry. along with members of the Shed attended this signiﬁcant event in the Shed’s history been ﬁnished and that we are now awaiting the arrival of the glass to complete this project. On Dec 1 we meet for the last time this year. We Earlier in the month we played host to 18 meet again in Feb, same time same place, 1st Wed members of the Batemans Bay Men’s Shed. On Thursday we received an unusual donation each Month at Berry School of Arts, 1.30pm. New We were pleased to show them through our of approximately 130,000 marbles. At this stage members are always welcomed. Red Cross wishes Shed, discuss our projects, organization and we are trying to come up with a fundraising you a happy and safe Christmas and we will see show them plans of the new Shed. We also had opportunity. All suggestions are welcome. you in the New Year.’ pleasure in providing them with lunch which Richard Wiseman gave all our members the opportunity to mingle Information Ofﬁcer Sandra Eldridge with our friends from down south. A special 4464 2619 Hon Secretary. Red Cross-Berry Branch Phone: 44 64 2612 www.berrymensshed.com.au The personal approach to care The Bupa Berry Team welcomes you to our new home. Berry’s new residential care home is designed to promote health and wellbeing. Passionate People Personal Care Environment Peace of Mind We actively put the resident at the We explore our resident’s history We focus on providing a positive We provide guidance and a centre of everything we do to and preferences to truly personalise and stimulating environment for helping hand for friends ensure your needs are understood. our care. residents, families and staff and family. If you would like to find out more about Bupa Berry or to arrange a visit, please call 4429 6100 Pepper Farm Drive 10 Victoria Street, Berry www.berryalliance.org.au Zonta As another fund raising year draws to a close, we, the members of Zonta, Berry, reﬂect on who have recently undergone Breast surgery. Nowra Women’s Refuge what a successful year 2010 has been. Members responsible for purchase of basic In March we hosted a Huge Garage Sale. household items plus a few luxuries packed in `Welcoming Baskets’ and delivered on In May we hosted another Barefoot Bowls Day request. Hairdressing vouchers, clothing, and at Berry Bowling Club. vouchers for children’s school requisites are One of our projects this year has been to send little In June we held our ﬁrst Street Stall which also available on request. knitted and crocheted bonnets to LAMB Hospital was instrumental in raising funds to purchase Sponsorships in North West Bangladesh. Over 45,000 babies die Birthing Kits. Sponsoring a young woman in the YWCA- a year in Bangladesh from conditions relating to In July we hosted The Australian Girls Choir in Y Quest Leadership Program focusing premature birth. (Dhaka Mirror, 14 Nov 2010) The Bomaderry. on nurturing a young woman in the future relatively young age of many ﬁrst-time mothers through training and mentoring. increases the problems and risks. The bonnets help In October we hosted our ﬁrst Trivia Night. in the survival of these little ones. Five hundred High School Bursaries All these events are necessary to raise funds to was our ﬁnal count for the year. We continue to assist Year 10-12 students support our on going ﬁnancial commitments from three local High Schools by offering to local needs, endorsing our advocacy to sponsorships to help with their studies and, in improve the status of women and girls particular, costed activities, which they might In September we were extremely proud otherwise miss out on. to purchase and organise the assembly of All appeals for ﬁnancial support from local 2000 Birthing Kits. Successful fund raising residents are considered and given where days plus the generosity of the community, ever possible and we remain open to future both ﬁnancially and physically made this requests. day possible. The cost of each Birthing Kit is Christmas Break $2.50 and next year it is our hope and aim to The next Zonta dinner meeting will be held assemble 4000 kits. The month of assembly on Tues. 22nd February 2011. Bookings and will depend largely on funds raised throughout information from Pat Collins on 4446 1001 the year but we would gratefully welcome any donations from individuals or clubs to help us Merry Christmas and safe and Happy to raise the $10,000 needed for this lifesaving holidays to all members of Zonta, Berry, In addition, we have sent many knitted garments, project. their families and friends and to all toys and rugs off to the poor and needy in other For any information about this project please members of the community who have in countries. contact Mary Seelis on 4464 1191 any way given help during the year to our The group is always ready to receive donations Much of the monies raised throughout the year organisation enabling us to uphold our are utilised for local projects which you, the of 4, 5 or 8 ply yarn (not white) and new knitters readers, may like to know about. advocacy to improve the status of women are always welcome. Knit with Love group will and girls locally and internationally. be having a well-earned break over December / Breast Cushion and Drainage Bag covers January and will restart on Friday 11th Feb at 1pm Made by Zonta members and friends at regular in St Luke’s Anglican Church Hall. working bees and donated to Hospitals in the Jan Chambers Shoalhaven and Wollongong to assist women PR and Communications Committee Contact person: Lyn Oades (4464 3651) At Last a Local Grower Matt Brown MP at the Berry Country Fair Working for Berry and just near the North West Gate Shoalhaven Heads Fresh local Vegetables grown by Greengold Vegies at 62 Millbank Rd Terara MEMBER FOR KIAMA Also Available at the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel Fresh Food Fair every Saturday Morning from 8.00am to 11.30am, Rain, Hail, Wind or Sunshine. Currently Growing Beetroot / Cabbages / Leeks / Sweet Corn/ Pumpkins/ Cucumbers/ Zucchini/ Beans / Rhubarb / Spinach / Herbs / Free Range Eggs CAN I HELP? We also purchase Vegetables and a full range for Fruit direct from the Sydney Markets and this is also available: I will be available 10.15am until 11am Bananas / Strawberries / Spuds/ Lettuce/ Avocados / Tomatoes and seasonal Fruit such as Peaches and Nectarines on Monday 6th December in Broughton Court Berry (outside the pharmacy). Don’t forget our farm gate shop at 62 Millbank Rd Terara is open Monday to Friday 9.00am- 5.00pm Saturday until 3.00pm Please contact me at We are just past the Terara Primary School approx 4kms east of Nowra 125 Terralong Street Kiama 2533 Fruit by the box is available eg apples, oranges etc. Order by Wednesda Telephone 4232 1082 Phone 4421 2096 or 0413 205 437 Facsimile 4232 3577 Email: email@example.com www.berryalliance.org.au Berry Berry RSL Sub-Branch Meals on Wheels Remembers Remembrance Day was observed was concluded by the playing of the by the Berry Community on Australian National Anthem. We are very lucky to have Thursday 11th November with a Excellent light refreshments were a great team, that all work good attendance at the Memorial served at the Sub-Branch Hall by the together so well in whatever Park. With Alan Mulley as MC, Bob RSL Women’s Auxiliary, to complete job that needs to be done.190 Creighton led those gathered in the morning’s activity for members, meals were delivered in the opening prayer. In his address, guests and the Berry community. October to 13 clients. All clients Sub Branch President Dick Birds at present are in the town theme this year was on the Western As a footnote, a reminder to all of the Front of WWI, and the continued Christmas BBQ which will be held centre making delivery time service of the men and women of at the Sub-Branch Hall on Saturday quicker and more accessible Australia in subsequent conﬂicts. 12th December commencing at We would like to thank the He concluded by speaking brieﬂy 6.00pm. Masonic Village for cooking on the current deployment to Afghanistan where 21 Australian Regards the meals and trying hard to Stuart Christmas soldiers have lost their lives. please our clients, we have very few complaints. The Berry School Captains, Mitchell Ph: 44231960 or Bourke, Gabbie Bamber, Oscar email: firstname.lastname@example.org If anyone would like some Douglas-Make, and Leila Marsh information on becoming a recited the Remembrance Poem. client or a delivery person The wreaths were laid during which please contact John McLeod piper John Morrison played The Lament. The Last Post was sounded on ph 44 641 604. to the lowering of the Flag, one With thoughts to you all for minutes silence observed, and the busy festive time ahead reveille sounded Dick Bird thanked those whose Val Ison efforts had contributed to making Publicity Ofﬁcer a successful service, and the service SPRING POND CARE: CLEANING, PLANTS & FERTILISING, NATIVE & EXOTIC FISH From green to clean A sparkling clear pond could be yours, Make up artist available with the right kind of help, Just call Rob Packer your pond, pump & ﬁltration specialist. Also available, repairs, cleaning and on going maintenance Southern Elements Fountains & Sculpture 0409 550 741 www.berryalliance.org.au B E R R Y community church UNDERCOVER BOSS Rev Brendan Handel Bill, the boss, was concerned that his before this encounter, seemed to be not be afraid. I bring you good news of employees weren’t giving him enough respect, so he tried and old fashioned We meet at 34 Alexandra Street, Berry. somebody that neither knew them by name, knew what they did, nor knew great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savoir has method of persuasion: He brought in a some of their story; and was sitting far been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Sunday Service Times 9.30am and 5.30pm. Kidz Church @ 5.30pm. in a sign that said “I’m the Boss” and taped it to his door. After lunch, he noticed away in a different location doing boss stuff. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying Activities: M&Ms (Mums & Munchins), Youth Group, Home Groups. somebody had taped another note under his: “Your wife called. She wants That last sentence is a picture that people manger” [Luke 2:10-12 (NIV)]. sometimes wrongly carry of what God is It is a good news story because it shows like. Yet at Christmas we remember the her sign back!” us more fully the character and heart Well obviously there are helpful and birth of Jesus, the first ‘Undercover Boss’, of God for us. And it leads about 33 Church Office: 34 Alexandra Street, Berry, NSW 2535 Email: email@example.com to foster a unhelpful ways of trying Mobile: 0419 777963 Web: www.berrycommunitychurch.org.au and he shatters that unhelpful picture years later to another dramatic event culture of respect within a workplace! I in so many ways. He is not distant, nor that shows even more profoundly the have seen a few episodes on TV of the unknown. The bible puts it like this - The A member of the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT lengths that the ‘Undercover Boss’ was show ‘Undercover Boss’. An interesting Word [God] became flesh and blood, willing to go to secure friendship with lesson for bosses to see what their and moved into the neighbourhood. us. employeesB r i n g i n g l i f e t o t h e s o u t h c o a s t a n d t h e n a t i o n s actually do and admire We saw the glory with our own eyes, their work ethic. But I suspect the the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like biggest benefit is the fact that they are Son, Generous inside and out, true from God bless from Brendan at Berry no longer just faceless people filling a start to finish [John 1:14 (TM)]. In other Community Church…see advert for role but they have now become real words if you want to know more about details. people with real stories. the character and way God works, then look at Jesus. For the employees what I find interesting is the look on their faces I encourage you to ponder afresh this when they realise the man or woman Christmas season the true ‘Undercover doing the most menial work was in Boss’. The bible puts the birth of Jesus fact the ‘Undercover Boss’. The boss, like this - But the angel said to them, “Do Choosing Life B E R R Y community church Specialising in: in: Specialising Specialising in: in: Accounting & Financial Services Specialising & Financial Services Accounting Accounting & Financial Services Taxation ServicesFinancial Services Accounting & Taxation Services Taxation Services Taxation Services Self Managed Superannuation Funds Rev Brendan Handel Self Managed Superannuation Funds Self Managed Superannuation Funds Preparation Superannuation BAS Self Managed& Lodgement Funds BAS Preparation & Lodgement BAS Preparation & Lodgement GST BAS Preparation & Lodgement Advice We meet at 34 Alexandra Street, Berry. 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Melissa Melissa 488Salway Melissa Salway Ph. 0407Salway 583 Ph. 0407 488 583 0407 488 488 Ph.Ph. 0407583 583 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Church Office: 34 Alexandra Street, Berry, NSW 2535 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Email: 1175 Nowra NSW 2541 PO BoxBox 1175 Nowra NSW 2541 Mobile: 0419 777963 Web: www.berrycommunitychurch.org.au PO PO PO Box 1175 Nowra NSW 2541 Box 1175 Nowra NSW 2541 A member of the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT B r i n g i n g l i f e t o t h e s o u t h c o a s t a n d t h e n a t i o n s DECEMBER 2010 www.berryalliance.org.au The Town Crier - Page 29 Berry CWA News WANTED WANTED People needed urgently to play No doubt you will be thinking “Where has this year gone?” and “What have I accomplished?” DECEMBER 2010 The Berry CWA Christmas street stall will be held on Saturday December 4th Broughton Court. There will be craft, that People needed urgently to play But when you reﬂect back on 2010 you note special gift, cakes and preserves. Be an brass instruments in that you’ve cared for your family, tended early bird at 8.30 am. to pick the cream of brass instruments in both outside and inside your dwelling the crop. Berry Silver Band Berry Silver Band place, entertained friends and visitors, and so on. What a year we have had! So much ‘10’s milestone we’ve passed along the way (est. 1897) (est. 1897) to tell! and the trip’s been fun for our CWA Recently members of our Berry CWA had a with friendship, food, and many a friend very successful coup in the Land Cookery we didn’t want this year to end. Tuition & instruments available in exchange competition, both at local and group levels. With stalls, craft, and sundry competition Congratulations to the winners! And Well players participate in band activities done and thank you to all who contributed we’ve done it all -we didn’t sit wishin’. Thanks, kindest folks, for your support to the overall presentation of cakes, biscuits Why don’t you join us? You really ought- and sauces! We need : Plans are well under way for the annual State May I, on behalf of the Berry CWA wish CWA Conference in May. We are thrilled you all a Happy Christmas and a New Year baritone, trombone, cornet, euphonium, tenor that it is to be held in our heartland, the that is ﬁlled with love, laughter and happy horn players & ass. drummer Shoalhaven, at the Nowra Entertainment anticipations. Centre. Can you imagine the buzz as many hundreds of women from all over the State get together to discuss and debate issues I close with the ﬁrst two lines of our CWA that may arise and be put forward to the anthem: Come & enjoy our friendly band. We perform regularly at Proudly we stand in love to serve, gathered delegates? Garden Festivals, Xmas, Anzac Day, Kangaroo Valley Show, On Wednesday 17th November in the Berry Filling the needs of others where they lie. parties & memorials. CWA rooms some ladies had a cosmetic “makeover,” but the improvement was only For further information contact Marcia We practice Monday nights 7.30—9.30 pm at Berry Agriculture Hall nominal because they were near perfect on 44643187, Marie on 44232164, or visit Showground. Guests welcome. to start with, and how can you improve on the CWA web site at www.cwaofnsw. perfect? It was a great morning of laughter, org.au or write to Secretary, PO Box 321, Contact Band Master pampering with fellow bon vivants The Ali Col Escott BH 44641911 AH 44641495 or Berry 2535. Hamylton demonstration was a resounding Kaye Johnston 44651240 success! email@example.com 10% of sales were donated to the charity of Jean Stanﬁeld our Branch’s choice. Publicity Ofﬁcer Berry BERRY COURTHOUSE Uniting Church Albert Street Berry Minister: John Brentnall Phone: 4464 1034 Mobile: 0410 650 045 OFFICE SPACE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org church.org.au Sunday Celebrations: 10.30am Groups & activities: Bible study groups Community Garden Fellowship groups TO RENT Prayer groups In wonderful historic Berry Men’s Shed Courthouse with pleasant Social Craft Group Primary Drama Club gardens and excellent parking. Computers for seniors Please telephone Rick on “To know Christ & make him known” 4464 2446 for details or http://berry.unitingchurch.org.au inspection. www.berryalliance.org.au MATE AGAINST MATE I really love going to Touch Football on Thursday afternoons at the Berry Sporting Complex. to say who we beat, as they are also Berry friends. Now I’m older, I’m able to be a referee for the Shoalhaven Branch Touch is different from playing cricket or Rugby Mini’s. That’s for children ages 5-7. Mum took League for Berry. What I enjoy about Touch is a picture of my friend Lloyd and me, after we of CanAssist opens not only playing in team with my friends from refereed on Thursday. Lloyd’s Mum and Dad, Berry, but every week I also get to play against other friends from Berry on other teams. Jenny and Brett Herron organise Berry Touch. It’s a lot of work and they do such a great job, I’m at last! Berry Touch has 3 different age divisions. The really thankful they organise the competition CanAssist is a network of rural Minis, the Mods and the Seniors. This is my because I just love going to Touch. ﬁrst year in the seniors. This year I am in a team and regional support for cancer By Daniel Ball sponsored by Bedroom Bliss, yes! That’s the team patients and their families. The Sports Reporter with the nice pink shirts. Our Team manager is Berry Touch Football charity provides practical and Glen Edwards, Oscar and Bianca’s dad. Last week ﬁnancial help where needed. All was our best game. We won 13 to 4. I don’t want funds raised locally are distributed to local people, and last year the organisation provided $5.5 million in support to patients and families in NSW. In our area, volunteers and businesses have already begun to raise funds, and requests for help such as lawn mowing, grocery shopping, and for ﬁnancial support Lloyd Herron are coming in. CanAssist does not aniel Ball and Junior Refs: D duplicate services which already Editors Note: exist in the community; rather, it this column, his team Thanks Daniel for taking part in aims to ﬁll the gaps in services we be drawn at will now go in the draw to win $100. This will the end of March 2011 ; the money can be used towards all know there are. nt or an end of season purchasing new sporting equipme celebration for his team. If you know of someone in need, or clubs are interested in Team Photo: Left to Right Standing: Milly, Noah, Josh, Tom If any other Berry junior sporting you feel you could help (in any way) the Editor on and Daniel Kneeling: Amy, Bianca, Oscar and Jack. participa ting in this column please contact Please call 0401 253 259 0428 037 572. Berry Books “Berry’s Secret Bookshop” We buy and sell Afternoon at the Winery quality-second hand books Sunday 12th December 2:30pm to 6pm We are excited to be hosted for the afternoon by Mountain Ridge Wines, Coolangatta Rd! Come along and taste the wines, buy a bottle in support of CanAssist, and enjoy some local musical talent. Mountain Ridge are kindly donating a door prize and the children are welcome www.berrybooks.com.au Gold Coin Donation For further information, call 0401 253 259 Ph. 44642260 www.berryalliance.org.au Welcome again to Berry Evening VIEW Club News Our speaker at our last meeting on 20th October was Tracy Smith from The Smith BERRY LANDCARE The Berry Landcare Annual General Sunday (Broughton Vale on December Family. Tracy is the coordinator for the Learning Meeting will be held on Monday 13 12 at 3 pm); Bong Bong Rd, each 2nd for Life programme for our area. Learning for December at 7 pm, 35 Housten Place Sunday of every month 9-11 am; Life is a concept of The Smith Family to assist Berry. We will review the years work Moeyan Hill and David Berry Hospital families in the education of their children. Each Club sponsors a child for their education discuss our plans and aspirations Rainforest alternate each 3rd Saturday giving them an opportunity to further their for the next year. These include our (David Berry Hospital Rainforest 3 pm studies which they may not have the previous commitment to promoting the on December 18,); Bundewallah the to do so without out help. planting of locally indigenous species last Sunday of each month at 3pm. The At our meeting in November, we welcome 3 and the realisation of green corridors Coolangatta Mountain group meets the new members. Beth Muller, Lyn Host, and Sue around Berry, along with the ongoing 1st Saturday and the 3rd Sunday of each Creamer. We hope you enjoy your time with us. work of the group in weed control at month at 1 pm (With daylight saving, Our Roving Lunch on 23rd October was a great our different sites and the ongoing some afternoon working bees shift their success and very much enjoyed by all. Thank engagement of the local community. starting time to 3 pm.) you to Jean Corlett and Jill Healy for having us We are also always on the lookout for in your homes. We appreciate you hospitality Berry Landcare has a new e-mail address very much. new volunteers, especially younger ones. One opportunity might be a at email@example.com We do have some invitations for Christmas mapping project in which we will work functions at various Clubs. Firstly, Nowra For further information: with Landcare groups in Milton and Kim Dove (4464 3391) for David Berry Evening on 23rd November, Culburra Beach on 1st December and Dapto on 16th December. Bomaderry to explore the use of “spatial Hospital site; Will Armitage (4464 2241) for Then we have our Jamberoo Illawarra Fly Tree mapping” to document our work and Bundewallah; Julia Woinarski (4464 2084) for Top Walk on 23rd November. Please join us at help us to plan more strategically. We Bong Bong Rd; Bill Pigott (4464 3241 or at any of these functions and you will be most started this using a paper map but welcome and guaranteed of some fun. To book firstname.lastname@example.org) for Moeyan Hill are now offered the opportunity to please ring Jill on ph: 44 641 813. and information on locally indigenous trees; computerise this and learn how to Harvey Blue (4464 1880) for Tindalls Lane; A few of our members, Elaine Kellett and Betty use GPS equipment and computer Gumley are not well at the moment and we Philip Thorniley (4464 2198) for Broughton mapping. This may be of interest to wish them all the best. volunteers who might otherwise not be Vale; Ian Parker (4448 6359) for Strongs Rd; so keen on just pulling weeds! You can and Myke Cunningham (0418 297 435) for Our meeting on 16th. December will be our Christmas function. We are having a buffet sign up at any of our working bees or Coolangatta Mountain. Information can also meal with entertainment by Yolanda & Co. through contacts listed below. be found at Berry Landcare on Face book “You’ve got Talent” We do wonder what to expect but we wait in anticipation Please ring Berry Landcare/Bushcare regular Jill if you would like to join us. Jean Rolfe - Publicity Ofﬁcer. working bees: Tindalls Lane and Broughton Vale alternate each 2nd BERRY LANDCARE PANDORA SALE Final Days Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas Simply Red And extending sincere thanks for your enthusiastic support and patronage The store is a riot of colour, brimming with gorgeous gift inspirations, distinctive fashion and jewellery, eclectic accessories and will no longer decorative desirables from around the world. be a stockist of Pandora from the end of December Gift vouchers available and complimentary gift wrapping Loyalty Card Holders – use your pro-rata NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK credit now Cnr Alexandra and Princess Sts. Berry Telephone – 4464 3088 T: 4464 3367 www.berryalliance.org.au A Christmas gift that will keep on giving As the school year draws to a close, Berry A portion of the money will also be used to purchase a Public School was proud to present a water tank. “Fresh water will provide a healthier and safer cheque for $1,100 to Major Karen Ross and Major Gary environment for local communities. This also means that Craig for the Salvation Army’s International Development children will no longer have to drink from the same water Program. they wash in and clean water can be used when cooking. As a result, the overall spread of diseases caused by drinking As part of the schools Sesquicentenary celebrations, each unclean water will be greatly diminished” Major Karen Ross class studied a ‘decade in education’. According to Judy of the Salvation Army explained in her thankyou speech at Sweeney, long standing teacher at Berry Public, “My class the whole school assembly. really enjoyed dressing up to resemble students of the past in their study of school life in the 1860’s. And thanks to the creative skills and dedication of one of our parents, Johanna Todd-Wilson, these memories were captured on ﬁlm and eagerly snapped up by the children’s proud parents.” Mrs Sweeney’s class and Johanna Todd-Wilson present a cheque for $1100 to Major Karen Ross and Major Gary Craig of the Salvation Army This is a wonderful Christmas gift for some of our most needy communities in third world countries for further information about the Salvation Army’s International Development program go to: http://salvos.org.au/said/donate/about- the-gift-catalogue/ Mrs Sweeney’s class step back in time A very big thankyou to the Berry community for supporting the schools Sesquicentenary celebrations in 2010, the school will report on the completion of another successful sesqui The money raised will be used towards the purchase project, the engraved pavers, in a later edition of the Town of 50 chickens in one of the many needy communities Crier. of Mozambique, Tanzania, or Kenya. “As part of my class discussions on the purchase of the chicken’s one of my students asked Can we make sure they buy some roosters too, so they can get more baby chickens? It certainly was wonderful to see the children embracing this program and offering their own insight into how we could maximise its success. The vision of a gift that keeps on giving is also the title of the Salvation Army’s Gift Catalogue, and was the inspiration for our fundraising” Judy explained. This worthwhile project involves not only the purchase of chickens, but also the construction of chicken coups and the training of the local community in poultry breeding, health, and vaccinations. www.berryalliance.org.au BERRY PRESCHOOL All the Glitz The preschool’s family barbecue and Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 3 from 5.30pm to 8pm at The end of the year brings with it a few thank and Glamour The Berry School of Arts sparkled as Apex Park, Berry. The preschool will provide all plates, cutlery, sausages, and bread, but all families are asked to bring a salad or dessert. This will be the only yous. First a big thanks to our wonderful, hardworking trainee Sally who will be missed immensely. Thanks also parents and friends celebrated a night with Christmas celebration for the preschool to Brad Page who will be stepping the stars. down as president at the AGM on so we hope everyone can ﬁt this into Tuesday, December 7. A reminder the Congratulations to Cath Philpott, Lee their busy December schedules. meeting will be followed by dinner Healey and their helpers for creating an There are many businesses that at the Silos. Finally enormous thanks amazing atmosphere to rival any post- support the preschool and among to Janelle, Jenny, Nicky, and Megan, Oscars party. A wonderful night was had them is Nelsons Meats who regularly for keeping the preschool running so by all, including Snow White, Marilyn, Elvis, smoothly and creating a wonderful Miss Piggy, Lindsay Lohan of course our donate their award winning sausages environment for our children to learn four Audrey Hepburn’s. We were extremely for many of the preschool’s events and and grow. fortunate to have many businesses excursions. supporting the night. Thanks to Bed Bugz Berry Preschool is a non-proﬁt for sponsoring the event as well as Hungry December is a busy time of year with community based centre always Duck, Skindependent, Berry Barn and the older children having a number of grateful for the support of the Berry Bedroom Bliss for providing prizes. visits to school in preparation for next community. For more information Congratulations to the fundraising team year. please contact 4464 1764 on a stellar year. e to Berry all when Hollywood cam A great night was had by for the annual fun draiser. The Audreys inning some award w The Hollywood stars turned out in force for lers queue for this year’s Berry Berry preschoo ts. elsons Mea Preschool Ball. sausages at N www.berryalliance.org.au OLDCREAMERY LANE COMPLEX E S TA B L I S H E D 1 8 9 5 OLD CREAMERY LANE • BERRY Custom made rugs to ensure that “Snug Rug” ﬁt for your horse. MANY PRODUCTS MADE RIGHT HERE ON PREMISES All rug and leather repairs. New • Gift Box chocolates, rocky road, marshmallow and used saddlery and a range of horse • Honey, preserved fruits in liquor • Over 50 varieties of and rider accessories. jam conserves, chutneys, pickles, vinegars and sauces. UNIT 5, OLD CREAMERY LANE OPEN 7 DAYS PHONE 4464 2999 OLD CREAMERY LANE - PHONE 4464 1112 We stock a comprehensive range SAVE $$ of Gardening Products, Hardware, Agricultural Products, Stockfeed’s, Hard Yakka Clothing, Rossi & Baxter Boots, Wet Weather Gear and Electrical Fence Equipment. Berry Rural Co-op Fully Equipped Fitness Studio, IN STORE PRODUCTS Self Storage Right In The Heart Of Berry!! ALL GARAGE SIZES • Personal Training Wild Bird Mix 20Kg Phone us last for • Supervised Gym Memberships Pool Chlorine Liquid 20Lt the best price • Seniors Programs Layer Pellets 20Kg • High School & Uni Student Concessions 4464 1209 • Modern facilities, Brand New Equipment! Sulphate of Ammonia 25kg Banana Special 20kg BERRY CO-OP COMPLEX Gypsum 25kg Old Creamery Lane Berry 4464 3800 www.wroughtirongates.net.au Pool Salt 25kg Pool Chlorine Granular 4kg Berry Automotive Snail Pellets 1kg Repairs Coprice working dog 20kg Phone: 4464 3999 Shavings Pine 18kg Mobile: 0417 251 205 Parrot Mix 20kg 2c Old Creamery Lane Berry Ocean Blue Laundry Detergent 8kg CARS - 4WDS - TRUCKS Potting Mix 30litre • Late Model & Fuel TM Sugarcane Mulch 240L Katek Standard Pellets Fertiliser 35kg THE VILLAGE FORGE Injected Vehicles • Brakes, Steering Mushroom Compost 30litre and Suspension PHONE FAX 02 4464 3333 MOBILE 0402 418 888 PHONE FAX 02 4464 3333 MOBILE 0402 418 888 WEB www.villageforge.com.au EMAIL email@example.com • Servicing, Repairs Pure & Healthy Honey 250g, 500g,1kg WEB www.villageforge.com.au EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org & Registration Inspections Straw hats Sudden Impact Rose 10kg Sudden Impact Lawn 10kg Assorted Coloured TUBS 40L Keep it Now stocking Green Line poly pipe and fittings plus blue line pressure pipe and ﬁttings local! OPEN: MON-FRI buy South 8.00AM-5.00PM AND SAT 8.00AM-NOON Coast Milk OLD CREAMERY LANE, BERRY PHONE 4464 1209 www.southcoastdairy.com.au www.berryalliance.org.au Business: Rural Bitumen Services Owners Name: John and Sue Smith Time in Business: 6 years What does your business offer? Rural Bitumen is a local business employing local men and using local materials and services where possible. We specialise in hot bitumen spray sealing on the South Coast, Southern Highlands, and Illawarra providing construction through to the ﬁnished surface on rural roads driveways car parks and subdivisions. We also Subcontract to Civil Contractors on major works. What are your particular strengths or philosophies? John has over 30 years experience in road construction in the Berry area and can offer expert advice on all aspects of road construction Editors Note: and sealing Thanks John & Sue for kicking off our Business of the Why customers choose to use your business: Month promotion. Rural Bitumen provides a genuine certiﬁed product with a service This promotion will be offered to our regular advertisers who have supported the Town Crier with their ongoing driven approach to every job. advertising for more than 12 months. Participation Message to your customers: in the promotion is free and a great opportunity Rural Bitumen prides itself on quality workmanship. to provide potential customers with additional Always obtain a written quote- don’t accept sub standard work for information on the services you offer. A business will be immediate payment from “bitumen bandits “who knock on your door randomly selected each month and contacted by the and often frequent the area. Editor. Please note: Allocation of space may change per issue; Please refer to page 39 of this issue for the Editor reserves the right to reduce information Rural Bitumen Services contact details. provided to accommodate space in the paper. BERRY COURTHOUSE Advertising Rates Trades & Services 1 box is $48 for 1 issue 6 issues for $198 ($33 each) 12 issues for $363 ($30.25each) Wedding Ceremonies and other functions both in the beautiful gardens or inside. No changes permitted, one invoice paid up front Call Rick on 4464 2446 or email functions@ berrycourthouse.org.au Contact the Editor on www.berrycourthouse.org.au 0428 037 572 for more details PR K9 Behaviour & Training Positive Reinforcement Behaviour Management & Training for dogs Professional, high quality, one-on-one consultation. Tailor made behaviour and obedience training programs. Exercise and enrichment programs are also available Dog walking. 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Gilbe Everyone at The Hotel Berry would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! In 2010 we were honoured Christmas Take to sponsor and support Away Specials these local groups Stella Atrois - 6 Pack $11.50 Case $44.00 - Berry Hockey Club -Berry Shoalhaven Heads Cricket Club Carlton Natural - $35 Case -Zonta Carlton Premium Dry - $37.99 Case -Berry Women’s Touch XXXX Gold - $32.99 -Noah’s Ark Centre Corona - $47.99 -Berry Public School P&C -Berry Pre School -Jumping Jellybeans Childhood Centre Congratulations to the Berry Race Day Organisers -Berry First National’s Girls Night In Raising over $22000 for -Berry Drama Group Noah’s Ark Centre RESTAURANT - FUNS - - WINE TOUR CTIONS y it can onlen here ACCOMMODATION happ Website: www.berryhotel.com.au - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Off-street parking for patrons at the rear of the hotel.
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