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The Cove & the Council - a case of give & take

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dougkSun, 30/08/2015 - 11:58pm

It seems the Cove's relationship with Council has, for many years, mostly been a case of we give and they take. A significant amount of rate money has flowed to Council over the past half century from the North Arm Cove village area and the many nearby non-urban lots. Yet it has been a continual struggle for North Arm Cove to gain the attention of Council when they so often seem totally preoccupied elsewhere.

Wot's in a name? -- she sez

History
dougkSun, 16/08/2015 - 11:20pm

Names never count - said C.J. Dennis's Sentimental Bloke - But ar, I like "Doreen!" 

It is true that roses would still smell as sweet whatever you called them - yet knowing the correct name of a place or street when you are travelling can be quite handy.

To E or not to E?

Query
dougkSun, 09/08/2015 - 11:00pm

Did you ever wonder why ...
Some people spell Boulevarde with a final E
while
there are others who spell Boulevard with no extra E?

Can both be right?

Council, it appears, is confused because some of our local signs have the E at the end but most official Council records show no extra E. Indeed most Boulevards in the world go without an E to finish. Although Hawks Nest of course has "The Boulevarde"! That final E hasn't been washed away - yet.

Book Review "Oysterman" by John (Stinker) Clarke

Review
janinerSun, 02/08/2015 - 9:05pm

Oysterman ‘The World’s Biggest Oyster Farm’ by John Clarke

“Oysterman” is a history of oyster growing in NSW with a focus on Port Stephens and the families that contributed to the industry.

Some early history of the Cove

From SMH, 29 June 1918susancWed, 11/01/2012 - 8:59am

North Arm Cove is a quiet little coastal village now but had some dreams been realised it could well have turned into a bustling port city.
" The most central spot, where the new city is to be in the Great Port of the New Northern State. "

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