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Issue #1 - February 2013
Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema - The Muppets - Sat 16th Feb
Saturday 16th February
This fantastically funny family movie will entertain the child in all of us.
Lynbrook Primary School - gates open at 6.30pm
Clean-Up Australia Day - Sun 3rd Mar
Sunday 3rd March
Come and help the LRA on Clean-Up Australia Day and help us keep Lynbrook tidy and beautiful. Register your interest here.
Banjo Paterson Park - 10:00am
Holi Festival of Colour - Sat 23rd Mar
Saturday 23rd March
Fun for the whole family! Come and get COLOURFUL with the LRA and celebrate the Holi Festival of Colour. Enjoy a delicious butter chicken supper and round out the evening with an open-air movie (see below).
Lynbrook Primary School - gates open at 4.30pm
Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema - 3 idiots - Sat 23rd Mar
Saturday 23rd March
One of Bollywood's biggest blockbuster movies of all time. This hilarious movie will have you doubled over with laughter. Screened in it's original Hindi with English sub-titles, this movie may not  be suitable for young children.
Lynbrook Primary School - moive starts at dusk (7.30)

LRA E-Newsletter #1

With community comes happiness


The Lynbrook Residents Association is very excited to bring you our very first LRA E-Newsletter. We hope to bring you a regular E-Newsletter to help keep you up to date with what's going on in YOUR community.

We not only want to bring information to you but we also want to hear back from you. The LRA is here to serve the residents of Lynbrook and surrounds, so if you have any issues you'd like to discuss with us or want to bring to our attention, we'd love to hear from you. You can e-mail us directly or get in touch via our web-site lynbrook.org.au.

Have a strange sense of Déjà vu? Don't worry, it's not you, it's us. We're sending this E-Newsletter out a second time due to a bug that caused the one sent out last night to display incorrectly. We apologise for this and thank you for baring with us as we get to grips with producing E-Newsletters for the first time.

Mailbox flier ...

You may have recently received one of our fliers in the mailbox recently in which we've provided you with the dates of our upcoming Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema showings. On the reverse of this flier is lots of useful information regarding our web-site, lynbrook.org.au. Here, you can find tons of information that will be very useful to Lynbrook residents (see below for more details).

In the news this month ...

In the news this month, the LRA has been discussing the intersection of South Gippsland Highway & Lynbrook Boulevard with the Department of Public Transport & Roads and also with VicRoads. Recent near misses with fast-moving city-bound trucks at this intersection have prompted the LRA to see whether hazard warning lights can be installed to try to render the intersection safer. We received an initial response from the minister, which can be found in the News section on our web-site here, but we will continue to press the issue further on your behalf.

Moonlight Cinema Success ...

This Summer, the LRA has been busy organising our inaugural season of the Lynbrook Moonlight Cinema for local residents. With your support, we've been able to purchase our very own screen, projector and other equipment and we hope to continue to run these Summer events for years to come. With the huge successes of The Lorax in November, Arthur Christmas in December and the Wizard of Oz this past Australia Day, we're really starting to get the hang of things. See our Moonlight Cinema page on our web-site or check out the details on the left for more information about upcoming events.

LRA web-site ...

We've been working hard to update our web-site with information that we think you'll find useful. Check out these recently added web-site pages that we hope you'll find interesting:
  • Links page
    We've tried to include as many Internet web-site links that we can possibly think of that Lynbrook residents would find useful. Check them out and see for yourself.
     
  • What To Do page
    Looking for inspiration for a day out or somewhere to take the kids for an afternoon? The What To Do page is chock full of fun places to visit to kill time and all with relative distances and driving directions from Lynbrook. You'll be genuinely surprised at all the fun things there are to do right on our doorstep. Comments and photos are provided by locals so you'll get a good idea for whether it's a worthwhile destination or not.
     
  • Social Media page
    Here, you'll find links to various Social Media groups that are active in Lynbrook. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find something here that meets your social networking needs.
     
  • Local Businesses page
    Looking for a local tradie or business? This is the place to find it. The LRA is currently on a drive to attract more and more local businesses to advertise on this page. If you are a local tradie or have a local business and want to reach the Lynbrook and surrounds audience, contact us about advertising your business here. With around 300,000 hits per month and growing, it's sure to get your message across to the people who need your services the most! At just $60/year if you're in the 3975 postcode or $90/year otherwise, it's affordable too!
There's heaps more information and fun activities to keep you entertained and informed and it can all be found at lynbrook.org.au.

Have any ideas for what to add to YOUR web-site? We're only too happy to take on-board your suggestions. Just drop us an e-mail.

Colouring Competition results ...

Our congratulations go to Charlie, Hailey & Paige for their excellent colourful Wizard of Oz drawings, which were displayed on the big screen ahead of this past Australia Day's Moonlight Cinema showing of Wizard of Oz. Along with 3 runners up, each of them won a signed certificate from City of Casey Mayor, Councillor Amanda Stapledon, who also judged the competition. All the children that entered won prizes and received certificates from the LRA.

Here are the lucky winning drawings:
Charlie (0-4 age group)
Hailey (5-8 age group)
Paige (9+ age group)
Congratulations go to ALL the children that took part. See all the competition entries here.

Back to school ...

Back to school. Please be vigilant on the roads - especially between drop-off and pick-up times!
With the Summer school break now over and the kids all back at school, the neighbouring streets are fuller than usual. We'd like to remined all road users to please be extra vigilent on the roads - particularly during the morning drop-off (8:30-9:15) and afternoon pick-up times (2.45-3.30). Some schools have limited parking capacity and are best avoided during these times due to excessive conjestion.

Photo Fun leader-board ...

Photo Fun
We've had plenty of people trying to guess where in Lynbrook our 30 Photo Fun photos were taken. With a total of 88 points on offer, here's the current leader-board:
  1. The Watsons (82 points)
  2. Michael & Ryan Ihle (79 points)
  3. Michael & Suzy Flechsig (74 points)
Think you can do better? Head over to the Photo Fun page on the LRA web-site and submit your answers using the link provided.

Lynbrook Crossword Puzzle ...

Lynbrook Crossword Puzzle
Do you know Lynbrook well enough to solve the cryptic clues in the Lynbrook Crossword Puzzle? Solve the puzzle and earn yourself a mention on the LRA web-site home page.

Lynbrook street names (A & B)

Did you know that Lynbrook streets are mostly named after Australian writers ...

Amy Mack Walk — Marie Louise Hamilton Mack (1870–1935) and Amy Eleanor Mack (1876–1939), writers, were born on 10 October 1870 in Hobart Town and on 6 June 1876 at Port Adelaide: «Australian Dictionary of Biography».)

Astley Wynd — Thea Astley (1925–2004) was an Australian novelist and short story writer. She was a prolific writer who was published for over 40 years from 1958. At the time of her death, she had won more Miles Franklin Awards, Australia’s major literary award, than any other writer.

Baynton Crescent — Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Baynton, Lady Headley (1857–1929) was an Australian writer, made famous for «Bush Studies» which was written as a critique of Henry Lawson’s works.

Boldrewood Place — Thomas Alexander Browne (1826–1915) was an Australian writer, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood. He is best known for his novel Robbery Under Arms.

Boothby Terrace — Guy Newell Boothby (1867–1905) was an Australian novelist and writer.

Brady Close — Edwin James Brady was born on 7 August 1869 at Carcoar, near Bathurst, New South Wales. He began contributing poems to Sydney newspapers in the early 1890s. Much of his work was published in the «Bulletin», an important forum for Australian writers of the 1890s, and in 1899 the Bulletin Company published Brady’s first collection of poetry, «The Ways of Many Waters». Brady’s poems were heavily influenced by the highly popular Bush Ballad verse style. From: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/brady-e-j/)

Buckley Way — Poet Vincent Buckley was born at Romsey, in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, on 8 July 1925, and died in 1988. http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/buckley-vincent)

Source: John Tranter

Have any suggestions for what you'd like to see on the lynbrook.org.au web-site or here in these E-Newsletters? Want to provide any feedback on the LRA and what we're doing? Please don't hesitate to contact us using any of the links on this page. We'd love to hear from you.
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