Eco Diva is leaving the Coast!!

The Countdown Begins….

There are only 2 months left until Eco Diva leaves the coast to open up brand new premises in Sydney.  They will continue to discount and slash prices till D-Day.  “The more we sell the less we have to pack” said Katie, “We are determined to sell it all!”   So come in for your last opportunity to buy some Modal Basics, touted as the ‘Softest Fabric On Earth’.  The 100% Silk Kaftans and Kiminos are also massively discounted, some as low as $59, that’s over $150 off retail pricing.
Everything is now well below 75% off RRP!!

Eco Diva designs for real sized women of all ages and caters for all sizes 8 -24 with elegant relaxed styles.
Unit 1/11-13 Cochrone St Kincumber (opp Coffee Warehouse) Mon- Fri 9.30-4.30pm, Sat 10-4pm
Ph: 02 4368 2949

The 18th Annual Gathering of the Clans – 6 September

The 18th Annual Gathering of the Clans
Saturday 6th September
at Norah Head Sports Ground, Bungary Road, Norah Head

Highlights will be live entertainment, including pipe band performances, Highland Dancing and Medieval Displays. There will be craft stalls showcasing Scottish and local handicrafts. Clan stalls for those who would like to trace their Scottish heritage, activities for the kiddies with food and drinks available at the Oval.
Danelaw Medieval Re-enactment Group  will be there with their Medieval Combat Displays and the Little Knights School showing what it was like in days of olde.

The Parade of the Tartans begins at 9.45am on Saturday at Lawson Lane with the Pipe Bands marching into Soldiers Point Drive, continuing into Maitland Road and then through the Clans Castle Façade into the arena where a Mass Pipe Band Display will open the day’s celebrations.
The bands will also perform individually throughout the day in the Clans Pipe Band Competition.

One of the highlights of the program will be the Highland Games which will be coordinated by Highland Muscle. These traditional Highland Games were originally designed to put young Scottish men through strength challenges as a way of choosing the fittest men for combat. Some of the strongman events at this year’s Clans include the Timber Frame carry, the Caber Toss, the Stone Carry up to a weight of 150kgs and the Log Wrestle. The girls will also be back to compete as they did last year.
There will also be an opportunity for spectators to show how strong they are.

Stall and parade information and applications are now available, contact or call 4334 1067 for more details. Check out for accommodation and related information on this beautiful area.

Aberdeen Highland Games 5 July

Saturday 5th July 2014
Held each year on the first Saturday in July, the Aberdeen Highland Games have become Aberdeen’s most spectacular event, drawing hundreds of people to the township every year to enjoy the festivities.
The Games are a gathering of bands, clans, dancers, heavy events competitors, state, interstate and local tug-of-war teams, Scottish and Celtic stall holders from Sydney and regional New South Wales and interstate to celebrate the Scottish history of the Upper Hunter. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council’s Heritage Week.
The games involve some 23 events take place at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen. There are stalls providing food and Scottish displays. Such displays represent traditional Scottish culture and recreation. On the Saturday evening a ceilidh is held at the local high school and on the Sunday morning the traditional Kirkin of the Tartan takes place at St Mark’s church.
The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, egg tosses, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day.
For all bookings contact Scone Visitor Information Centre on 02 6540 1300.
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Winter Skin Rejuvenation at Karma Spa

Winter Warmers at Karma Spa

So as winter has finally arrived, and we’re all reflecting on what positive changes or tweaks we can make to our health and lifestyles, it’s important not to forget our skin: The largest organ in our bodies. We promote natural, non-invasive, non-surgical skin refining and rejuvenating treatments here at KarmaSpa.
These Specialist Winter Facial Treatment Packages are:

  • Herbal Aktiv Peels $1499 Incl. 3 x Peels (28 days apart), 3 x Control Facials (day 5),
    3 x Complimentary Enzyme Facials (day 15), Herbal BB &Vitamin Cream Home Care
    Complimentary Eyebrow Wax & Tint & Lash Tint to enhance your new look!
  • PHYT’s Certified Organic Chemical Peels $720 Incl 4 Peels (10 days apart), Home care products (start 15 days  prior to peel)
    Complimentary Post Peel SPF 30 (RRP $58)
    Complimentary Eyebrow Wax & Tint & Lash Tint to enhance  your new look!
  • Diamond MicroDermabrasion & Enzyme Peel Treatment Facials $350 Includes 4 x MicroDermabrasion & Enzyme Peel Facials  (10 days apart)
    Complimentary  face, neck & shoulder massage with each treatment
    Complimentary Eyebrow Wax & Tint & Lash Tint to enhance your new look!
  • Hot Stone massage
    With over 15 years experience, Bonita Burke is one of the first 200 Original LaStone therapists. Combining the use of real Basalt stones from Arizona, she offers this deeply relaxing  2hr appointment for only $120. Using deep penetrating heated stones and alternating with cold marble stones, LaStone therapy produces alternately sedative and re-energizing responses in the body, promoting the body’s ability to heal itself.

Call and book now for a 1 hour consult and info facial if you would like to find out more about your skin and what we recommend for your skin needs. Visit for more information on these treatments.
KarmaSpa Health & Beauty Sanctuary, 3 Alison Road, Wyong. For all appointments phone 4351 0777

Gosford Regional Gallery July Exhibitions

Gallery One: Until 13 July

This annual event provides an opportunity for local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists to showcase work about reconciliation. Entry is open to all amateur and professional Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists resident on the Central Coast.

Colleen O’Keeffe: Lake Eyre Revisited
Foyer Gallery: Until 25 June

Colleen O’Keeffe became preoccupied with the natural landscape of Lake Eyre after a visit in 2011. Not normally a landscape painter, O’Keeffe was inspired by the vast sweeps of colour and the freedom this afforded her to experiment with mark making. Not happy with simply recreating the optical adventure she experienced at Lake Eyre, O’Keeffe sought to create a densely layered experience of the Sublime.

Helene Leane
Foyer Gallery: 28 June to 30 July

Using a multi-layered monotype printmaking technique, Leane  creates landscapes drawn from the subconscious with a palette of rich purples and greens. The images also evoke recognisable places, providing the viewer with a sense of rediscovery, memory, reflection and contemplation.
You Call it Desert, We Used to Live There:

Artlines – Jimmy Pike
Gallery Two: Until 13 July

This exhibition is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings by Jimmy Pike that bring the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia into glorious relief through renderings of spirit beings, flowers, stars and earthscapes. The works on paper, created between 1990 and 2000, draw on the knowledge and skills Pike learnt as a boy growing up in the hunting-gathering tradition of his family in the desert. His intimate knowledge of his country is translated through the varying styles and themes surveyed in this collection of drawings. While Jimmy Pike is best known for his acrylic paintings on canvas, and the internationally recognised textile designs through Desert Designs label, this exhibition showcases his experimental approach to colour, texture and drawing. After trying many spirit markers, Pike settled on Artline 70 and 90 for their strong and enduring colours.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW, 2250
Ph: 02 4325 0056

Toukley & District Art Society

What’s on at the Gallery this month

The Toukley and Districts Art Society, in our home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with porcelain,
hand-painted silk, craft work, jewellery, and original cards.

Our monthly General meeting will be held on Monday 7th July and our Annual General meeting with elections of new Office Bearers, on Monday 4th August at 10 am.

We are holding a watercolour workshop at the Gallery on Monday 21st July, with celebrated artist Julie Simmons.

On Monday 30th June we will be changing all artwork, craft etc, in the Gallery. We will also be exhibiting our artwork of impressions of Peter Moore’s paintings, by the Societies Artists which will hang until the next bimonthly changeover. This will be on Monday 25th August when we will also hold the Annual Robert Doyle Australian Landscape Art Prize to be judged by his son Trevor Doyle.

Our Academy Painting mornings are held every Wednesday, from 9am to 12 noon supervised by Peter Tassell. All are welcome to attend and enjoy painting with others.

All the artwork is by the Society’s local members and are all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in and meet the artists.

The Art and Information Centre are open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Entry is free, a donation is welcome. For more details phone
4392 4666 or visit

Jacqui’s Art Studio/Gallery Exhibitions

Exhibitions on display this month

This lovely ‘Boutique Gallery’ in Buff Point exhibits a collection of original contemporary and traditional paintings, woodwork, silkwork, hand painted porcelain and sculptures by
local artists.

Welcome to sculptor Therese Wilkins and artist Lindy Brown who now feature their artwork here.

Spring Exhibition: September 6th to September 19th, 2014. Open Daily 10-3pm

GALLERY HIRE – Art space available: 2 rooms and a gallery courtyard at reasonable rates. Vacancies available for November 2014.

OPEN: 10am-3pm Wednesday, Friday and the first two weekends of the month. ENTRY: Free
CONTACT: Jacqui Stringer 4399 2898

“INSIGNIFICANCE” at Peninsula Theatre Woy Woy 1-17 August

Picture this – a famous sex-kitten actress… a legendary baseball player… a despised American senator… and possibly the world’s most brilliant man…

They’re the four characters that come together one hot, steamy night in New York in the early 50s – the night Marilyn Monroe filmed that famous scene for Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch where the hot air from the subway grate blew her dress – and her – into pop icon history.
Insignificance revolves around the chance meeting of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein in a New York hotel room on a hot night in 1954. Her husband at the time, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph McCarthy also appear, creating an entertaining and engaging clash of cultures and ideas.
Actors cast are Paul Russell (Albert Einstein), Genevieve Neve (Marilyn Monroe), Adam Young (Joe DiMaggio) and Andrew Thomson as McCarthy.
This amazing play – a hit when first staged 30 years ago – and one WWLT director Gavin Critchley has waited some 30 years for the opportunity to present his take – is funny, engaging, touching and at times terrifying, while the dialogue is fast, historically accurate and razor sharp.
Monroe was 28 then and at the height of her career – nobody was more universally recognised at the time. By contrast, Monroe was actually a very intelligent person who was constantly trapped by the dumb blonde persona she had so carefully created.
Playwright Terry Johnson, in this imaginary scenario, allows Marilyn to fulfil her dream of being recognised for her intellect by matching wits with one of her idols – Albert Einstein.
Woy Woy Little Theatre will present Insignificance play at the Peninsula Theatre in Woy Woy in August this year.
Performance dates are: 1 August 8pm, 2 August 8pm, 3 August 2pm, 8 August 8pm, 9 August 8pm, 10 August 2pm, 15 August 8pm, 16 August 2pm & 8pm, 17 August 2pm.
There are three easy ways to book: On line ( – on the phone 4344 4737 (leave your name and number – a box office volunteer will get back to you within 48 hours) – or in person when the Peninsula Theatre box office opens between 10 and 12 noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday July 21.
Adults $25.00, Conc. $22.00, Child (5-15) $7.00. Groups 20 or more Adult tickets: $23.00 each.
Peninsula Theatre Cnr McMasters and Ocean Beach Road, WoyWoy. Ph: 4344 4737

Adrenathon – The Ultimate Adventure Race 30-31 August

A weekend where adrenalin meets adventure!

30-31 August 2014
Glenworth Valley, NSW

Adrenathon is an adventure race which includes navigation races, kayaking and a mystery event. There are also trail running events with your choide of 5km, 10km or 21.1km half marathon challenges, running through paddocks, creeks and trails in the captivating Glenworth Valley. Get a team together or run solo, but stick around for some fun, food and drinks. Can you conquer the Valley Trail?

  • 2 days – 3 amazing events
  • Orienteering, kayaking and a mystery
  • Tough obstacles
  • Mind-bending challenges
  • Camping

It’s fun for team building and suitable for all fitness levels. Minimum age of entry is 14 years
Visit for more information

Lunch with Justin Herald and hear his amazing story

Justin Herald – How to Grow your Business without spending a Single Cent

Mercure Kooindah Waters, 40 Kooindah Blvde, Wyong
11:45 am – 2:30 pm

At the age of 25 with only $50 to his name, Justin Herald set about changing the course of his life.

Justin created Attitude Inc, a clothing brand that became an international licensing success that turned over in excess of $20 million per year. Justin’s success was so well noted that he was named the “INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” for 2005. He recently was also awarded the Future Leaders Award, which recognises him as being one of the 50 most influential leaders of the next generation in Australia.

He recently launched “Customer Culture” which is a customer service and sales training company, with companies all over the country wanting to engage his expertise on retaining customers and growing revenue. He has had his own column in numerous magazines and in papers nationally in Australia. His articles have a weekly readership of over 5.5 Million people. His website receives over 30,000 hits a day. He also is the author of 8 international bestselling books. He also personally mentors over 100 business owners each year

Justin is regarded as one of Australia’s most sought after speakers with engagements book all over the country and overseas speaking in front of 150,000 people each year.

If you have any special dietary requirements please make sure you let us know in the option when you purchase your ticket.

Don’t forget our optional program “BWC –  Because We Care ” which will entail the collection of  personal items such as toiletries, makeup, kids items, baby items etc to help support women & their families in crisis here on the Coast. Often women are forced to leave their family home with only their children and the clothes on their back. Business Women Connects’ new drive will be to help these women & children. Consider adding a few items to your groceries and then bring them along to our monthly meetings, together we will make a small difference to those in need. Wyong Neighbourhood Centre will incorporate our donations with their Central Coast emergency food & essentials program as well as their Central Coast homeless pack program.

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