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75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


Things are about to change in Waverton! Nothing stays the same but when favourite haunts close down or change hands we can feel sad or disappointed. So I couldn’t help but feel a little sad when I learnt that Waterview cafe/restaurant will close at the end of the month. Waterview has been a favourite haunt for many in the Hub and the venue for the Mens’ dinners and social get-togethers. It has also been the source of our catering for the Christmas party and the afternoon teas. Stephanie Donovan, the proprietor is a local personality and we will miss her. She feels the time has come to move on as we all do at some stage. I believe there will be another establishment opened in the same venue so let’s hope the next chapter is a good one. 


I also learnt that Botanica café will close when their lease expires. A great venue for the Hub’s Tuesday morning coffee get-togethers it too will be missed by many. I have been told that this café is on Railway land… with the shops opposite also being on Railway land who knows what further changes we will see. 


Many mourned the loss of the café at the Coal Loader and are very pleased to see that it is open every day with a new proprietor.


The Kirribilli Club I have also heard is mooted to be closing! So there are big changes ahead for us in our local area.


We are very lucky to have plenty of venues in our area to choose from, some may be less convenient, but I am sure we will make it work.


The Hub has been through many changes since it began over 10 years ago. People move on, things change and we need to embrace the change. While there are many of the first Hubbers still involved we need to look for other enthusiastic folk to replace or support them.


We currently need people who can help with the output of the e-news and communications, so if you have worked on e-newsletters please contact us.


Meanwhile there is much to go on with… I hope you will register for the Member’s Dinner, see below and enjoy a coffee morning or two at Botanica while you can! And for those who love their coffee I unearthed this delightful sketch from comedian Kitty Flanagan. 


Happy Hubbing,





Men's Dinner at Wavteriview- May 15 2024




Vera - apologies for misspelling your surname last week.

Congratulations again on this  Eco Warrior award. Here is a great Video of the work to which she devotes her time. If you would like to join her group please email us with 'Streets Alive' in the subject. 




Coffee Shops

On May 31 two of our favourite coffee shops will close; Botanica which will close permanently and Waterview which has been sold but will be closed for 3 months for refurbishment. 

New venues will be required for the Tuesday Coffee Catch-ups, the Men's Dinner and of course the 'After class coffee groups'.


We thank you for your service over the past years and wish you well for the future.


Waverton Bowling Club

It is reported in the North Shore Times this week that the Kirribilli Club may move to to the Waverton Bowling Club. Watch this space!!







Monday Local Walks
May 20, 2024, 7:30 am to May 20, 2024, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton at 7.30am. Bring your Opal Card.

Click here.. to see details of this walk and photos from last week.


Monday Out of Area Walk
May 20, 2024, 9:30 am to May 20, 2024, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 

These walks are weather dependent and may not occur if the day is forecast to be hot or very wet.


Games & Cards Day (3rd Monday)
May 20, 2024, 1:30 pm to May 20, 2024, 3:30 pm

On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30 -3.30 pm 

We play Mah Jong, Scrabble and 500

There is a $5 cost to cover the cost of the Hall.


Coffee Catchup (Tuesday)
May 21, 2024, 10:00 am to May 21, 2024, 11:00 am

Coffee Catchup every Tuesday 10.00 to 11am at Botanica.

All welcome.




Date for your diary


Hub Members' Dinner
May 29, 2024, 6:30 pm to May 29, 2024, 10:00 pm

This is a Social event for Hub members and their friends.

Date and time : Wednesday May 29 at 6.30pm

Place:               Kirribilli Club

Book here

Dinner and drinks are at your own expense.

Note that there is parking on site. Cost $12 for members, $24 for non-members. There is limited street parking. Milsons Point Station is a 10 minute walk






Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park,  

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Bar Quattro


Boules - Thursday 2.30pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader





Open Space Community Forum -
You are invited to attend this forum on Wednesday 22 May 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Fred Hutley Hall, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney.


Northside Produce Market Saturday 18 May 8am to 12pm


  • It’s Mushroom season and Margin’s Mushrooms have their popular mushies, Oyster Mushroom Kits for you to grow your own and Mushroom Risotto packs – mmmm.
  • Congratulations Nonie’s Food on turning 10 years young and celebrating with the launch of your new gluten free Mini Loaves this Saturday.
  • It’s getting steamy at the Enokido Miso stall, with Akemi serving up cups of their gentle and warming Miso soup.
  • Meanwhile it’s heating up at the Broomfields Pie stall, with their yummy pies also being served hot.



Stanton Library

  • Stanton Library e-News
  • Just a reminder that we operate Lifeline Connect every Tuesday in the Stanton Library from 3:00 -7:00pm. Lifeline Connect is a walk-in service however individuals may book online if preferred. 

    Lifeline Connect (

    We are here to support our communities and no concern is too big nor too small.

Coal Loader
  • Arts & Culture e-News | North Sydney Art Prize Edition
  • North Sydney Art Prize May 11 - June 2 at the Coal Loader
  • Artists talks at the North Sydney Art Prize May 18 and 25


Refugee Week Gathering on Wednesday 26 June,
at the Crows Nest Centre 6.00 to 9.00pm

The LNS Multicultural Network invites you to a celebration in recognition of Refugee Week and the resilience of refugees:

  1. Hear about the work of the Refugee Council of Australia and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
  2. Hear from Shokufeh Kavani on the Iranian Freedom Movement
  3. Hear from Tahera Nassrat on her journey from Afghanistan and the current situation for women
  4. Enjoy the sounds of the Setar and Tombak with Eshan Koochei
  5. Listen to Kaveh Akbari - Performance Poet
  6. Take in information on our Multicultural Communities, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, and
  7. Partake in a delicious supper of savouries and sweets

ALL INFORMATION ON ATTACHED FLYER – open to members of the community and organisations



Haydn - The Creation


The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood

Bookings here ..

Hub member Linda Foulsham will be giving a talk about The Creation at 1pm, prior to the concert.



Let’s Talk Elder Mediation and Support Service Connection following Senior's Forum


Let’s Talk is a free service fully funded by Government offering mediation, casework, counselling and referrals to older people and their families who may need support to address issues of aging – to include changing circumstances,  future planning, inter generational conflicts, illness, dementia and end of life.   

More details ..


An Evening with Prof John Maynard

Invitation to hear Emeritus Prof John Maynard speak on his book, Fight for Liberty and Freedom: 100 Years of Aboriginal Activism Prof Maynard is a Worimi man and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Newcastle. Author of many books and former Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, his research has examined the rise of early Aboriginal political activism. He is credited with unearthing the links between early African-American and Aboriginal politics.  


Tuesday 21 May 5.30-7.00pm

Pat Brunton Room Crows Nest Centre 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest

2 hrs. free parking & direct access via Holtermann St carpark

Accessible by bus, train and bicycle.

Free event.

Register by 20 May via Humanitix 





WHERE:          7 Russell St, Wollstonecraft

WHEN:           20 May 2024

TIME:             10.00 AM – 12.00 PM each Monday

COST:             $150.00 for 10 Lessons

More details 

Crows Nest Uniting Church at 3pm
Followed by Afternoon tea











Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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