Over the past couple of years the Oyster Cove Marina has undergone a significant redevelopment. To reflect the modern image of this world-class marine facility the marina has recently launched a new website. Check it out here.

On 19 May at the Kettering Community Center, the Department of Infrastructure will be holding a public display of concept plans for the upgrading of Ferry Road. DIER officials will be on hand to explain the plans from 2.00pm to 7.00pm. Plans will also be on display at the Mermaid Cafe. For more information click here.

Our 'Clean-up Kettering' rubbish collection, will be on Sunday 13th March, meeting at Kettering Hall at 10am. The event will be managed by the Conservation Volunteers. They will bring along all the required equipment.

Come and help clean up your community. New helpers welcome.

The Kettering Community Association (KCA) meeting on 3 March was attended by local Labor member and Minister for Infrastructure, David O'Byrne. The Minister re-affirmed the government's 2010 election pledge to commit $8.0 million to the Fix Ferry Road project. For more information on what the Minister had to say click here.

This Sunday, 6 March, the new grand piano will feature when Ronald Woodcock (violin) and Leon Stemler (piano) will present a mainly Brahms program of Sonatas for Piano and Violin. For the full programme and a bit about the performers, click here

Kettering Concert

Ronald Woodcock (violin) and Leon Stemler (piano)

3pm in the Kettering Community Hall

Sunday 6 March

Tickets $7.50 at the door Afternoon tea available after the concert.

Rosie's Gluten Free Café at Kettering are offering a Friday-night special during March.

Friday $30 Dinner Special

3-courses – Soup, Main and Sweets

 

  • under-15s – $18.00
  • over-90s – $20.00 (id required )

 

Coffee, drinks and alcohol not included

Offer valid till end of March 2011

Bookings preferred. Call 0407363696

Kettering Cricket Club is currently conducting cricket training for boys and girls aged 5 to 11 years. The program is sponsored by Milo and participants receive a “cricket pack” containing a number of cricketing essentials.

Cost is $55.00 and training is on Monday evenings 4 to 5 p.m. Tony Owen and Shane Proctor are the chief instructors and approximately 37 children have already joined. Great for the district!

For more information see Milo in2Cricket.

The Channel Volunteer Fire Brigade will be holding an open day on 5 December between 1.00pm and 4.00pm at the Kettering Fire Station on Saddle Road.

Bushfire awareness information will be available and fire fighting equipment will be on display. Demonstrations of portable fire pump operation will be provided.

There will also be a sausage sizzle.

Come along and support your local brigade and get ready for the fire season.

Wondering what the large solar panels on the roof of the Kettering Community hall are all about? Well they are the work of the Kettering Cricket Club which was a successful recipient in the first round of Climate Connect Fund grants from the State Government’s Climate Change Office.
The club's Kettering Energy Efficiency Project (KEEP), is scheduled for completion in November. Renewable energy technologies funded by KEEP also include an anemometer to assess the suitability of the site for wind power, a power meter display and a portable LED scoreboard. Kingborough Council, as part of its Climate Change Strategy, has funded solar hot water via evacuated tubes for the club shower room and hall bathroom and kitchen.

As part of the project a series of four information sessions will be delivered at the Kettering Community Hall. Commencing 7.30pm on 8 July, Minister for Sustainable Transport and Alternative Energy, Nick McKim will launch the Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT). These kits will will be available for households to borrow free of charge for up to two weeks and contain instructions, information sheets and suggestions for easy, cost effective, hints to help save 25% of household power bills. Andrew Doube, a Home Assessor with Sustainable Living Tasmania, will speak on a range of practical, inexpensive and easy-to-implement energy saving ideas.

On 15 July Dr John Todd, former Coordinator of Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania and now Director of Eco-Energy Options will make practical suggestions to get the most out of home heating and help in choosing the best heating option for your home.