Peninsula Wash Up: Issue 1, Dec 2020
Save the Ferries Calendar
“Lost Manly”, an online group in possession of the biggest collection of local history with thousands of photos, albums, files, memorabilia and stories from historians, researchers and members’ private collections, has launched a Save the Manly Ferries 2021 calendar, with 12 timeless shots capturing the iconic wonders at full steam. Visit www.lostmanly.com.au to order a calendar and support their great work.
Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew
Do your part to keep the local environment spick and span. Join up with this group who meet on the last Sunday of every month at a different beach to give it a once over. The next clean up is at Dee Why on November 29. Visit www.northernbeachescleanupcrew.com to register.
One Another Community
Manly Vale’s Mancunian, Lisa Hollinshead, has created a digital platform that allows those who need help to access the kindness of those willing to offer help. Coming into the festive season, a time of year full of so much joy for some, but often very lonely for others, this is the perfect time to jump on her new platform and embrace the currency of kindness.
Seal of Disapproval
Photos of an unleashed dog having a crack at a peacefully sunbaking seal at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve – a NO DOGS area - have stirred outrage among Beaches residents who are sick to death of dog-owners who seem to believe every inch of our ecosystem is for their pet to run free upon (and decimate local wildlife populations in the process.) Respect where respect’s due though, the photos show the insane dog suffering what can only be described as a Polar Bear delusional complex, going absolutely bananas at a seal who’s utterly gigantic in comparison to the unhinged mutt, and driving it out into the ocean, chasing after the Great White’s brisket.
Whistler Car Park Payouts and Cinematic Shadiness
The Northern Beaches Council’s $6.75million payout to a property developer to settle a long-running dispute over Whistler Street carpark is big bickies in anyone’s language but when the original proposal was to build a subterranean carpark beneath Manly Oval, in the middle of one of the nation’s most torrential flood lines, this staggering amount is chump change compared to the mega-costly debacles that would’ve ensued had the original plan ever got the go ahead. Interestingly enough, the Whistler Street carpark rooftop is now being slated as a potential outdoor cinema location, something sure to rile the feathers of every lover of what was once Manly Cinema, a site that’s sat idle on the property portfolio of a Hong Kong businesswoman who refuses to discuss viable leasing arrangements of her 8-year long unrented property.