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Latest Episode11/16/2021

Local Elections

Welcome to our podcast.Today we give you the run down on the Lane Cove Council elections. Everything from pre polling to polling stations.The Lane Cove Council elections will be held on 4 December 2021.Listen to the podcast here (on your desktop or via Spotify or apple)Lane Cove Council has 3 WardsThere are three wards Central, East and West - a map of the wards ishere.Where to Pre Poll in Lane CoveIn Lane Cove, you can pre-poll at the Lane Cove Council Chambers from 22 November to 3 December 2021.Recent amendments to theLocal Government Act 1993andLocal Government (General) Regulation 2021mean that voters will have a longer period in which to apply for, receive and return postal voting packs.Postal vote applications are open from today, Tuesday 26 October, and postal votes must be received by 6 pm, 17 December.All polling places will be run in line with COVID-safe election guidelines including physical distancing, mask-wearing, single-use pens and queue management. Signage and staff will direct voters to check-in and comply with NSW Health advice.Where to Vote in Lane CoveOne of the most popular polling stations in Lane Cove is usually the Lane Cove Public School.However, due to the hall fire, Lane Cove Public School will not be a polling station at this election.Check outthisarticle to see where the polling stations are in Lane Cove.Note that due to the fire at the Lane Cove Public School it is NOT a polling station.Who Has Nominated for Lane Cove Council?After 4 December 2021, there will be a new Mayor as our current Mayor Pam Palmer is not standing for re-election.A list of people who have nominated ishere.Current Councillors are below.The following sitting Councillors have nominated for re-election.Scott Bennison – LiberalDavid Brook-Horne – LiberalAndrew Zbik – LaborFrancis Vissel - IndependentDaniel Strassbourg - IndependentA list of their voting records on the big Lane Cove issues ishere.Support Local NewsMany of you have asked how you can support In the Cove.In The Cove is all about Lane Cove. We take great pride in delivering you Lane Cove local news, events, and business updates. We also take great pride in our community advocacy. In the Cove is funded by our fabulous local businesses. However, we made the decision to keep advertising affordable for our local businesses. For us to grow and take on more staff and provide you with more, we need more revenue, and that is where you can help. We now have a mechanism for you to support us with a monthly payment or an off one payment. It is up to you. If you have ever been helped by In the Cove or found out some information that has made your life easier, then we would love your support.Support Us Here.
11/16/2021

Local Elections

Welcome to our podcast.Today we give you the run down on the Lane Cove Council elections. Everything from pre polling to polling stations.The Lane Cove Council elections will be held on 4 December 2021.Listen to the podcast here (on your desktop or via Spotify or apple)Lane Cove Council has 3 WardsThere are three wards Central, East and West - a map of the wards ishere.Where to Pre Poll in Lane CoveIn Lane Cove, you can pre-poll at the Lane Cove Council Chambers from 22 November to 3 December 2021.Recent amendments to theLocal Government Act 1993andLocal Government (General) Regulation 2021mean that voters will have a longer period in which to apply for, receive and return postal voting packs.Postal vote applications are open from today, Tuesday 26 October, and postal votes must be received by 6 pm, 17 December.All polling places will be run in line with COVID-safe election guidelines including physical distancing, mask-wearing, single-use pens and queue management. Signage and staff will direct voters to check-in and comply with NSW Health advice.Where to Vote in Lane CoveOne of the most popular polling stations in Lane Cove is usually the Lane Cove Public School.However, due to the hall fire, Lane Cove Public School will not be a polling station at this election.Check outthisarticle to see where the polling stations are in Lane Cove.Note that due to the fire at the Lane Cove Public School it is NOT a polling station.Who Has Nominated for Lane Cove Council?After 4 December 2021, there will be a new Mayor as our current Mayor Pam Palmer is not standing for re-election.A list of people who have nominated ishere.Current Councillors are below.The following sitting Councillors have nominated for re-election.Scott Bennison – LiberalDavid Brook-Horne – LiberalAndrew Zbik – LaborFrancis Vissel - IndependentDaniel Strassbourg - IndependentA list of their voting records on the big Lane Cove issues ishere.Support Local NewsMany of you have asked how you can support In the Cove.In The Cove is all about Lane Cove. We take great pride in delivering you Lane Cove local news, events, and business updates. We also take great pride in our community advocacy. In the Cove is funded by our fabulous local businesses. However, we made the decision to keep advertising affordable for our local businesses. For us to grow and take on more staff and provide you with more, we need more revenue, and that is where you can help. We now have a mechanism for you to support us with a monthly payment or an off one payment. It is up to you. If you have ever been helped by In the Cove or found out some information that has made your life easier, then we would love your support.Support Us Here.
9/11/2021

ITC - Still in Lockdown

Season 2, Ep. 4
Welcome to our podcast.Today we will be discussing how to find out about COVID19 Local information.We also talk to In the Cove's running expert Andy Smith from North Shore Outdoor Running and Fitness.He has some brilliant tips on how to exercise in our own LGA.Locally Acquired CasesYou can find out about locally acquired COVID19 cases by visiting this site published by NSW Health.The Lane Cove LGA, includes all suburbs with a 2066 postcode and Greenwich. These stats do not include that part of Lane Cove North located in Willoughby City Council (for those who live on the Mowbray school side of Mowbray Road). This data is all COVID19 cases recorded for people living in the Lane Cove LGA of locally acquired cases in the last four weeks.The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping). Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case reviews.Source:https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-local.aspxActive CasesYou can find the active cases here.Vaccination StatsThere are appointments available at local pharmacies for the AZ vaccine.Burns Bay Medical Practices, Lane Cove Doctors, and Lane Cove Family Medical Practice are also now offering Pfizer.Get jabbed soon. Lane Cove LGA has the 7th highest vaccination rate (Ku ring gai Council is number one).NSW Health has now published Vaccination rates by LGA. A Link to the stats here.The official vaccine booking link is here.There are also various other tools available such as Covid Queue and Covid-19 Near me – which show you vaccinations and testing locations and availability.Mask UpJust a reminder to mask up and scan in. We have been advised that one apartment block in Lane Cove has two positive COVID19 CASES in their block. Their body corporate has sent emails to all the residents and is keeping them up to date on what is happening. All common areas have been deep cleaned.50% of Lane Cove lives in apartments, and it is so important that when you are in common areas, you wear your mask and comply with lift restrictions.Also, get vaccinated. Lane Cove has a great vaccination rate, but it can be improved. If you have a relative over 60 who has not been vaccinated, please ask them to speak to their doctor about getting vaccinated and let them know there are many places where they can be vaccinated locally.Local vaccination info here:Local Testing info here:How to Wear a Mask Properly here:Andy Smith's Running TipsAndy has put together some bush trail runs, hill runs, and stair climbs and they are all LOCAL.Run a Lap of Lane CoveTop 10 Stair Runs in Lane CoveTop 10 hills to run in Lane CoveTop 8 trail runs for more details.As a bonus, Andy has also put together some local bike-riding routes for you.More details hereAndy is the Running Coach for the North Shore Running and Fitness Group and Personal Trainer at the affiliated Sydney Performance Lab.Whilst heavily immersed in the running concept of “longer is better”, with numerous marathon, Ironman Triathlon and trail ultramarathon finishes, Andy still thrives on testing his performance with races of any distance and loves to share his passion for running, health and fitness with everyone around him!Contact DetailsWebsite: nsrunningfitness.com.auEmail: coach_andy@nsrunningfitness.com.auMobile: 0412 522 047Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.smith.395454Lane Cove Council Election SurveyThe Lane Cove Council elections will be held this year. We would like your feedback on what issues candidates should be talking about and also if you want us to hold a zoom candidates meeting. We held a forum last time, and it was packed, and residents got to ask some excellent questions.Help us by filling out this survey, and you could go into the draw to win a $50 Lane Cove Gift Card.Fill out the Survey Here.Help During COVID19 LockdownDuring the last lockdown, ITC told our readers to let us know if they need any help during lockdown. We had very few people contact us about issues.However, we have been contacted by locals who have been impacted financially by the lockdown during this lockdown, and both income earners have lost their jobs. We have referred them to Sydney Community Services who run a food bank.Sydney Community Services would like Lane Cove residents to know the following:"Supporting our CommunityThe current lockdown is taking its toll on everyone. All families and individuals feel the effects in some shape or another, and the financial burden is also hitting those who can normally rely on a steady and sustaining income. Sydney Community Services is open to people from all walks of life who find themselves in need of help. The generous community food drives keep us well stocked.Our staff is here not only to provide tangible support such as wellness packs, and energy & water vouchers, but to also help you connect with further supports available. All requests for help are treated with sensitivity and confidentiality.You can reach us by calling 9427 6425.Please reach out to SCS if you need help."If you need help, please reach out to Sydney Community Services.If you need other help, let us know, we have so many people who are offering help that we can assist you in some way. It does not have to be financial; it could be an issue that you just need a kind voice on the end of the phone.If you are not feeling ok, or a friend or family member isn't, there is support is available.// BEYOND BLUE CORONAVIRUS WELLBEING SUPPORT //It's natural to experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiety right now. If you're not feeling ok, you might want to check out the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.Call 1800 512 348 to get support now or chat with someone on their website: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/You don't need to be in crisis to seek support – the service is available to everyone, no matter your situation.// LIFELINE TEXTLINE //Some people don't want to talk on the phone. But sometimes nighttime is hard.You can text with someone from Lifeline. They provide short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.Text: 0477 13 11 14 from midday to midnight.---SUBBIES UNDER FIRE PODCAST that Rob Produced is availble here
6/29/2021

Special COVID19 Lockdown 2.0 Podcast

Season 2, Ep. 3
Welcome to our special COVID19 Lockdown 2.0 podcast.Lane Cove Testing Sites As of 29th June 2021, there are no exposure sites in the Lane Cove Council area. However, there are exposure sites in nearby suburbs like North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Drummoyne.If you have any symptoms, get tested.The closest testing centres with the quickest turnaround times information can be found here.Please note that before this latest lockdown, results were coming back from private testing centres within six hours – they are now taking longer to come back.Where Can I getVaccinated for Astra Zeneca?The Ryde Respiratory Clinic has vaccination spots available for Astra Zeneca.They are now vaccinating under 60’s if you provide your informed consent.One ITC follower (who is under 30) booked at 8.30 am in the morning and was vaccinated that morning.What about Pfizer?One Lane Cove Medical Practice has told their patients that they will be able to offer the Pfizer vaccination for patients aged 40 – 59 years from 21 July 2021. This consists of 2 vaccines, 3 weeks apart.Check with your Doctor to see if they will be able to book you in for Pfizer.What Are Your Lockdown tips – Contact us on WhatsApp?Do you have some lockdown tips? ( no tip too big or too small) We want to hear from you, and you can leave us a voice message on our ITC's WhatsApp.Just record a message on WhatsApp and it will be included in next week's special Lockdown Podcast - you will be a star. Leave you message - start it with Hi this is [insert name] and my lockdown tip is (we already know you are planning to leave a message saying this is insert my name LOL).Just link up with us on WhatsApp - the good thing about ITC having WhatsApp is it will be easier to send us pictures and photos. Put this number into your phone under In The Cove 0478 254 122ITC on TVYou can see ITC on ABC's brand new current affairs trivia show Win the Week. A trivia/comedy show about current affairs and ITC is a contestant as we are bona fide a big Trivia nerd (come and play with me at one of our local trivia nights at The Alcott Lane Cove or Longueville Hotel).Link to iView here. The show is on at 8.00 pm on Wednesday on ABC or you can stream on iView if you miss it. Please watch and have a laugh at me or with me (either is acceptable). It is all about having a go.PS ITC will be hosting charity trivia nights at The Alcott Lane Cove for local charities soon - The Alcott and ITC and lane cove locals raised over $10 000 for drought-stricken Cobar and Gunnedah two years ago and The Alcott wants to help fundraise again.Chalk It Up Lane CoveAll you need to do is a drawing on your driveway or the footpath outside your home/apartment that brings joy to others – rainbows, unicorns, butterflies, hearts and positive messages. It does not matter if you live in a house or apartment. Everyone has a footpath outside their building. So go ahead and chalk up your driveway or footpath.Please ensure that kids are supervised.ITC wants to get the whole family involved with making a work of art that will bring a smile to faces.Once you have created your masterpiece, please put it on your publicly displayed Instagram page (we can’t access private Instagram accounts) with the hashtags #inthecove and tell us what age group/category.We will be contacting local businesses to provide prizes in the following categories:Under 5 years6 – 12 years13 – 17 yearsOver 18/AdultFamily Entry (parent plus child/s)Find out more hereHelp Out Our Local BusinessesIt is a tough time for our local cafes, eateries and retail stores.ITC has put together a list of offerings from our local buisnesses.Read our article here – bookmark the article as we have included specific links which enables you to click on the link next to the businesses and go straight to their booking sites.Find our more here.Do You have a Question About Lockdown?We have your lockdown questions answered here – including the Lane Cove Council Services that have been closed during the lock down.Find out more here. Library To Your DoorIf you want to order some books during lockdown – then you can use Lane Cove Library’s Library to Your Door – details hereSydney Community ServicesIf you have an elderly or vulnerable neighbour who needs help – please ask them to contactSydney Community Servicesas they provide services such a Meals on Wheels and help with online grocery shopping.You can contact them on (02) 9427 6425 or email atsupport@sydneycs.orgListen to our podcast interview with CEO of Sydney Community Services here.In the Cove Face MasksIf you would like to support ITC in bringing you free local news, you can become an ITC Member for an annual fee of $50 and you get a free ITC face mark – which are very comfortable.Join here.
1/19/2021

The Book Episode with Jacqui Jones & Mick Liubinskas

Season 2, Ep. 1
Welcome to Episode 1 Series Two of In the Cove’s Lane Cove Podcast.In our first episode we interview two Lane Cove Locals who have written books that tweens, teens and parents should read.Lane Cove NewsDumping season has started.After every weekend, staff at our local op shops are greeted with items dumped outside.Many of the items could have been recycled.Find out how you can recycle or donate goods in Lane Cove here.Sunset Diner is Now Open. The Canopy’s restaurants are now all open with the opening of Sunset Diner this week.Book here.Lane Cove Hot TopicsAnother DA has been lodged for a Boarding House in Lane Cove.This time at 47A Penrose Street Lane Cove West.Residents are not happy.Find out more in our podcast and background information hereGuestsOur first guest is Jacqui Jones.If life is a journey, then Jacqui Jones’bookThe Greatfulness Guideis a must-stop along the way!It’s an essential read for any child before they hit their teenage years. The Greatfulness Guideis a practical resource that sets the foundations for mental fitness and provides skills for life.This guidebook provides the ‘map’, so that your child can truly flourish.Packed with fun, engaging activities and real-life examples from Novak Djokovic, Mel Robbins, JK Rowling and many others,The Greatfulness Guideteaches young peopleHOWto think and notWHATto think and gives them the tools to bounce back from life’s challenges. The Greatfulness Guideis based on the Greatfulness wellbeing program which has been taught to thousands of primary school children, reviewed by BEYOND BLUE (the mental health initiative of the Australian Government) and is endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Read more hereOur second guest isMick Liubinskas.Mick is a Lane Cove local and author of the new book.She’s Building A Robot.It’s is a novel aimed at girls and focused on technology. 'She’s Building A Robot'is an inspirational book for girls who love STEM.It will inspire girls all over the world to become the next-gen of women innovators. Mick is a dad of two girls and a boy and married to a wonderfully supportive (and patient) woman. His been described as a high energy, technology entrepreneur, investor, author, speaker and industry leader.He is a big believer that the world will be a happier, better place when we have fairness across gender, race, and culture. He hasinterviewed more than fifty women in robotics, technology, science, engineering, and maths to share their stories and inspire young girls.Read more here
1/5/2021

Summer Edition

Season 1, Ep. 5
Welcome to our Summer Edition of In the Cove's Podcast.We revisit three of our favourite interviews from last year. Our regular monthly podcast will be released on January 20th 2021 - the third Wednesday of the Month. Our podcast is sponsored byCentro Lane Cove West- a convenience store located in Waterview Drive (the Burns Bay Road Complex).It is worth checking them out as they have an extensive convenience item range (including vegan meals) and if you are looking for a present for a homesick US, Brazilian, Asian friend they have a big range of foods from overseas to try. Here is a tip - if you live in Riverview you can easily access Centro by walking across Burns Bay Reserve and walking to Hughes Park - so easy and Centro has barista coffee and all your convenience foods.Find out more about Centro here.Simon KennedySimon Kennedy is a Lane Cove Local and a very funny man.With more than 16 years as an international headline comedian, presenter and writer, Simon is one of Australia's most insightful, and versatile entertainers.We speak to him about how he has managed to keep busy working as a comedian during COVID 19. He is also one of Australia’s best Donald Trump Impersonators.Will Trump leave the White House?– will he have to pivot and become the best Joe Biden impersonator? Simon would be very happy to take this role on.Simon has also written the book9/11 AND THE ART OF HAPPINESS.This book has gained worldwide accolades. Simon writes about resilience, success, happiness, and the art of letting go of bitterness and hatred.Gill BattOur Second Guest is Gill Batt, CEO, ofSydney Community ServicesGill (see our cover photo) and her team at Sydney Community Services provide valuable services to the elderly, disadvantaged, people with a disability and the vulnerable in Lane Cove and Hunters Hill.Their services have been needed even more since COVID-19 hit and you will find out the valuable work they do in the community.Sydney Community Services also publishes The Village Observer.They work with Delvena Women’s Refuge Lane Cove to provide much-needed food and grocery items.Paul BennettPaulis a member of theRoad Captains(they busk outside Birdwood Café every Thursday).Paul and his wife Tutti are colourful Lane Cove identities who have been featured in two International Publications byAdvanced Style.Paul is also an artist and his exhibitionCloudzones is now on at Gallery Lane Cove.
12/12/2020

Christmas and New Year Special Edition

Season 1, Ep. 4
The ITC Christmas Podcast is here.We tell you everything you need to know about Christmas in Lane Cove.We also have a dedicated Christmas Section on our website.Find out more here.Shop LocalWe let you know about shopping local and the Lane Cove Gift Card.Gift GuidesWe speak to local retailers about the hottest items for sale in Lane Cove this year – did you know you can buyPanettone Cake filled with beer flavoured cream?Lane Cove Christmas Gift Guide – Sports and ActivitiesLane Cove Christmas Gift Guide – Looking Good and Feeling GoodLane Cove Christmas Gift Guide – Food and DrinkLane Cove Christmas Gift Guide – Home and FamilyChristmas LightsWe tell you some of our favourtie places to see Christmas Lights in Lane CoveNew Year’s EveWe tell you about what is happening on New Year’s EveSome Creative Things to Do in 2021Get into Art in 2021 – Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Space has numerous adult classes that will test your creativity.The Lane Cove Concert Band willagain run beginner instrumental programs for adults with little or no musical experience in 2021.Many participants in the program have subsequently found their way into one of their adult bands and continue to make music an enjoyable and rewarding part of their lives.They will be looking to start a new adult beginner ensemble in 2021, which will most likely start in July.You do not need to have any musical experience to join the adult beginner ensemble, they will assist you with finding a tutor and will hold weekly rehearsals where you will learn the basics along with other members of the beginner group. If you used to play and would like to pick your instrument up again, or if you would like to learn a new instrument, you are more than welcome to join the Lane Cove Concert Band.Lane Cove Concert Band also has a limited number of concert band instruments available to hire to participants in the program e.g. flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums and bassoons. The cost of hire is very reasonable at $150 per year. External hire rates apply for those not participating in one of their ensembles.Contact theLane Cove Concert Bandif you would like to make an enquiry about the current programme or to be added to the mailing list for any future adult beginner programmes, they may run.Merry Christmas and In the Cove looks forward to seeing, hearing or interacting with you in the New Year.