September 2016 Newsletter fashion, events and concerts
September 2016 Newsletter
August was full of all kinds of excitement: The Pacific Jewel arrived and over 1000 passengers disembarked. Most spent the weather-perfect day walking around Mooloolaba. Some of our friends were on the cruise so it was nice to spend some time with them.
The Marathon weekend meant that Mooloolaba and Alex were full of very healthy looking people and most of our guests enjoyed watching the marathon action from their balconies.
Our tennis court was resurfaced. For several weeks men worked to remove the existing tennis court surface and the concrete area surrounding the court. The area was cleared, levelled, drainage sorted and water-proofed before new concrete was laid. Last week saw the new artificial grass surface laid and then four tonne of sand was spread over it. Andrew got the net up on Thursday and now all we need are some people to play on it! It looks great and feels good underfoot.
The bridge connecting Sea Life with the rest of the buildings on the wharf was removed and the buildings at either end closed off neatly. It does seem odd to not walk under it any more. There are more changes afoot at The Wharf and we will keep you up to date with those. ….and then there was the Joe Cocker tribute band at the Yacht Club….a whole lot of time travel that night!!
We managed to get a couple of hours away and we checked out the newly refurbished park along the Maroochy River near the Chambers Island bridge. What a fantastic job the Sunshine Coast Regional Council has done. There are new picnic tables, stone revetments, gardens and an art installation inspired by the creatures that live in and along the river. We also spent a happy afternoon at the Maroochy Wetland Reserve, where we met a local who had great stories to tell about the area. We loved the way the light played on the different foliage as we went along the boardwalk.
Spring has begun and before you know it the Melbourne Cup will be here again. Already, the shops are showing fashions for the big day. Retournez Vous has new and pre-loved fashions (don’t forget they can help you create a whole outfit with shoes, fascinators, hats, jackets, bags and gorgeous bling). Zara’s has new shoes coming in every day (well, it seems as though they do), while Ebony has new spring and summer lines on display whether you are dressing up for a Melbourne Cup event , going on a cruise or wanting something for a special occasion. Even the menswear shops are in on the action.
Eatery of the Month
The recently opened Mooloolaba Fish and Chips take away has become a favourite with Jennifer as they do gluten free battered fish and chips! So delicious and a real treat! It’s BYO and they provide a comprehensive range of condiments and disposable cutlery. You can sit and eat at their tables , take your food back to your apartment or wander on down to look at the sea while you enjoy you purchase. They also have some salads and fresh fish available. They are just a few doors down from The Esplanade and Venning Street intersection.
Adrian King is well known on the Sunshine Coast for his work as a music educator and conductor. He will be conducting the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra at St Peter’s Anglican church, Maroochydore on the 10th of September. The concert will include Handel’s Water Music and Coates’ Dam Busters’ March and other light classical music. Later in the month, on the 25th September, Adrian will conduct the Sunshine Coast Choral Society as they present a concert of American music at the Lake Kawana Community Centre. The programme will include works by Steven Foster, the Gershwins, Lerner and Loewe along with some beautifully arranged Negro Spirituals and Gospel songs. The fabulously talented and versatile Natasha Koch will be the accompanist for this concert.
Damien Leith will be performing at The Yacht Club on 28th October as part of his tenth anniversary tour “From Idol to Now”.