intouch magazine - #03 | august 2015

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    From the Editors... Welcome to our August issue! One of the most surprising discoveries we have made since launching

    intouch magazine in June is that there are so many people in our locality doing such great things that no-one seems to be aware of! This month we talk to one such person James Reid of Docs

    Mega Save Chemist (Market Town). In addition to James professional life as a Pharmacist, he is the founder of Run Reid an organisation set up by James to raise much-needed funds for a variety of charities. We also talk to Novocastrian Plastic Surgeon, Dr Gary Avery about the non-Hollywood side of plastic surgery and the amazing work he and colleague Dr Moncrieff carry out within the

    public system to assist those who have been involved in accidents and other emergencies.

    Of course, August is jam-packed with a large variety of shows and events. In this issue, we talk to Aussie music icons Christine Anu and Troy Cassar-Daley about their extensive

    careers in the music industry. The Australian Ballet comes to town to delight audiences with not just one but three ballets and a Dancers Class On-Stage, which will provide enthusiasts with

    a chance to gain insight into the working life of a touring dancer.

    This month also sees the opening of dual exhibitions A Gift to the City the Roland Pope Collection. Roland Pope was a Sydney based ophthalmologist, one-time cricketer for Australia

    and a notable collector of Australian art and literature. His extensive donation of art and literature were the catalysts for the building of our cultural institutions and decades

    of cultural benefaction to Newcastle.

    With so much cold weather right as we go to print its no surprise that weve put some thought into rugging up with this season's essential jackets and coats. From faux fur to the biker, theres

    bound to be a style to suit every taste and budget within our fashion pages. And if you cant warm up with a Winter coat then maybe consider jetting off to Hawaii our travel section provides

    you with 6 good reasons to do just that (as if we needed 6 reasons!).

    If youre an avid viewer of home renovation programs, you will have noted the resurgence of wallpaper. New papering techniques have made wallpaper more popular than ever and this month our friends at InsideOut provide some insight about choosing a wallpaper to

    suit both our homes and our decorating style.

    We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. As always, we welcome your feedback and encourage you to put pen to paper (or hands to

    keyboard) and let us know what you would like to read about in upcoming issues of intouch magazine. After all its your local-living magazine!

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    Features7 Heart Connection with the Spirit World 8 Run Reid - Pharmacist on a Mission13 Freedom Riding with Troy Cassar-Daley 15 Discover the Beauty of the Australian Ballet16 Reminiscing with Christine Anu24 Six Great Reasons to Head to Hawaii 31 Newcastle Food & Wine Expo39 Wild Encounters in the Heart of the City40 Beyond Face Value 43 A Gift to the City - The Roland Pope Exhibition

    On the CoverJames Reid (pictured far right) is the pharmacist determined to change the lives of those less fortunate. Owner of Docs Megasave Chemist, husband, father, philanthropist and sportsman, James is keen to make a difference with his 'second chance' (Page 8).

    ContributorsDeborah Bartlett Chris Williams Mel Murray Lachlan O'Connor Lisa Simmonds-Webb Michelle Meehan Amber Moncrieff Alyce Cowell Megan O'Sullivan Mark Kentwell Kerrie Howells Claire Edwards Di von Essen Quentin von Essen Emily Levick Richard Ford

    Contents// ISSUE #03 AUGUST 2015

    Got a great story to tell? Know someone who does? Budding writer or sensational photographer? We love contributions, so drop us a line at

    ContactsPublisher & Editors Two Tribes Media Quentin von Essen: Di von Essen:

    Phone (02) 4967 3600 Address Suite 4, 2 Smith Street, Charlestown NSW 2290 Web Email Advertising Sales Quentin von Essen Marketing & Account Management Di von Essen & Carla Elkin Graphic Design Jess Codrington Copyright 2015 Two Tribes Media. Published monthly by Two Tribes Media. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpt granted by written request only. While every attempt has been made, Two Tribes Media cannot guarantee the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information presented and accepts no warranty or responsibility for such.

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