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Show & Tell

The Carcoar Historical Society's annual 'Show and Tell' will take place on Tuesday August 9. This year the popular event will be held at Shalom, Collins Street, Carcoar. Participants are encouraged to bring along any artefacts, photographs, documents and stories relating to family or personal history or Australian history and heritage, especially items with relevance to Carcoar and district. We have had some amazing stories and objects in the past, dug up from the family archives or from other places, and we are sure that many treasures still lie forgotten in attics and basements of the district. You don't have to be a member of the Society to come--everyone is welcome. We will be starting a

New Incorporated Body For School of Arts

A new incorporated body has been formed to look after the interests of the Carcoar School of Arts. The following members have been appointed to the new executive: Wade Blazely -President Brenda Van Pelt -Vice President Jill Cole -Secretary Linda Williams -Treasurer Their task will be to look after the care and maintenance of the building and to ensure its viability as a community facility into the future.

To Cluster Or Not To Cluster

On Thursday evening representatives of the various village associations from within Blayney Shire were invited to attend a meeting to discuss Council's proposal for a Development Coordinator Program. The proposal seeks to guard against the loss of local autonomy in the face of the Blayney/Orange/Cabonne Council merger by implementing four 'village clusters'. Each of these clusters will be allocated $25,000 per annum over four years to employ a development coordinator whose job will be to source external grant funding, coordinate and promote local events and represent the association in its dealings with Council. The program is the 'brainchild' of General Manager Rebecca Ryan who spoke about

Taking Time Out

Last week Liz Hayes and the 60 Minutes' crew stayed in Stoke House Bed and Breakfast. The reason for their visit was to interview Nick Lee who has written a book titled "All This In 60 Minutes" which details Nick's 35 years as a 60 Minutes' cameraman. The book will be launched in Sydney on the 27th July. The crew shot scenes of Carcoar on Tuesday afternoon and Liz Hayes conducted the face to face interview at Nicks' s home on Wednesday morning. (Photo and and information courtesy of Phil and Ellen Cram).

Christmas In July

On Friday July 9 the Lyndhurst RSL sub branch hosted 'Christmas In July' at the Carcoar School of Arts. Around thirty RSL members and guests attended the event which included a three course luncheon as well as raffles and special prizes. A highlight was the lifetime membership awarded by the RSL to Councillor Geoff Braddon. A big thank you to Kim and Phil Morecome who did the catering.

Going On A Bear Hunt

Carcoar's Kurt Fearnley, the sporting icon whose grit and determination has seen him conquer Kokoda and win numerous gold medals in the Paralympic Games has now risen to yet another challenge. Kurt is among a number of well known personalities, who have been chosen to appear in a special series of mini episodes of ABC's Play School to celebrate it's 50th anniverary. Having agreed “to do absolutely anything and everything” Kurt performs We’re Going On A Bear Hunt alongside Play School presenter Rachael Coopes and a group of children, including his niece and nephew. No doubt his appearance on the popular children's pogramme will also win him brownie points from two year old son Harry. In an in

Winter Warmers' Raffle

The lucky winners of the Carcoar School P & C 'Winter Warmers Raffle' are as follows: 1st L Abbott. 2nd S Bird 3rd P McGovern.

Village Notice Board

The Carcoar Village Notice Board has been installed and has already received much favourable comment on the way it blends in with the streetscape. Located on the wall of the old Youth Club in Belubula Street the much anticipated notice board has been finely crafted from cedar by talented artisan Danny John. ​ The board is available to anyone wanting to highlight an event, interest group or services to the community. Access is available by contacting Colleen at the Enterprise Store. The middle panel will soon feature a map of the town. A big thank you to Danny John for dedicating his skills to this project and to all those who helped with its installation. You can see other examples of Danny'

CVA Executive Resigns.

The committee of the Carcoar Village Association resigned at the last general meeting andas of Wednesday June 23, a new interim Executive has been installed to look after the interests of the Carcoar Community. The AGM of the association is to be held within the next two months. The new executive is as follows: President -Jill Cole Vice President -John Burke Secretary -Evan Lee Treasurer -Linda Williams Hazel Van Dartel, Diane Blazely and Eric Foote are ordinary members.

Carcoar School of Arts

The Carcoar School of Arts is a community run facility which is available for meetings and functions. The premises are fully insured and contain a fully equipped kitchen, disability access, audio visual equipment and a stage. The main hall can accomodate up to one hundred persons. The most recent of Carcoar's public buildings, the hall has been a focus for gatherings for well over a century and in the past it has also housed the Municipal Council Chambers, billiard room and lending library. Internally, at the southern end of the building, is a large mural which forms the stage backdrop. The mural was painted by local artist Liz Darmody and is based on the work of Evan Lumme who, during the

'Showtime' Cancellation

Carcoar Public School P & C have announced the cancellation of their "Showtime" talent quest due to insufficient bookings. The committee would like to thank all those who lent their support. The P & C will be holding a cake stall at the School on election day so bring your money when you come to vote and enjoy some good old fashioned home baking.

Stoke Stable Update

In January work started on the repair of the stonework and related conservation matters at Stoke Stable Museum. The scope of works covered by our grant from MGNSW and funds from the Historical Society has been completed, however additional essential works that were not anticipated by our consultants, but were identified during the course of the restoration, will need to be completed before we can re-open the building. The Society has arranged finance of $10,225 for a supplementary scope of works. Weather permitting, our stonemason will resume work inside and outside the building in July, for about four weeks, after which the museum and environs will be prepared for public access in Spring.

It Came From Outer Space....

On Wednesday, May 18, residents of the Central Tablelands could have been forgiven for thinking that they had entered the realm of science fiction when a large orange orb was observed hovering in the southern sky around 5pm. The Bathurst Observatory Research Facility was inundated with calls from concerned residents. The orange glow lasted for about an hour before fading to a dull white smudge. At times the changing light and hazy cloud made it appear that the object had flickering lights around the outer edge with a hole in the centre. It turns out that the glow was actually a giant weather balloon which had been launched by NASA from New Zealand on Tuesday. The balloon is the size of 92 Go

School of Arts Outcome

The School of Arts saga appears to have reached its conlusion. After much deliberation Blayney Shire Council has decided not to take on the trusteeship for the Carcoar School of Arts but they have pledged to provide assistance in setting up a new management committee.

Carcoar Railway Station

On Friday February 12 a small group of interested locals met with the Council's General Manager and a representative of the John Holland Group to discuss the future of the disused station and its potential for either commercial use or as a community facility. The station has been closed for a number of years and for many, this was the first opportunity to see inside. Already two community groups have expressed an interest in the building.

Shalom Savours Culinary Success

The dinner plates have been stacked and the cutlery polished and put away but guests who attended Shalom's Annual Fundraising Dinner last Saturday evening are still savouring the experience. This year's dinner was an all family affair with John Hansen cooking with his brother Patrick, daughter Gabrielle and sister-in-law Fran. Not to be outdone by the likes of local celebrity friends Michael Manners (21 Career SMH Hats) and Kate Bracks (Masterchef winner 2011), who have been invited to help out in the kitchen on previous occasions, Shalom's in-house chefs whipped up an array of truly delicious dishes supplemented by some fine wines. The room was also beautifully decorated with the assista

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