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Stoke Stable Museum Update

After extensive repairs to the stone walls of Stoke Stable Museum during 2016, The Carcoar and District Historical Society will officially re-open the Museum to the public on Sunday 27 November 2016 at 12 noon. All welcome. Stage 3 of the conservation project will commence when additional funding has been secured (Carcoar Historical Society Press Release).

Carcoar Court House Event

Last Saturday evening Blayney Shire Council, in collaboration with the publishers of Central West Lifestyle Magazine, hosted a gala evening at Carcoar Court house to celebrate the release of the Summer 2016 edition of the Magazine which features extensive coverage of Blayney Shire and Villages including Town features on Blayney, Carcoar and Millthorpe. Carcoar's history and charm, along with coverage of its businesses and residents, is essential reading. The photography by Jake Lindsay is outstanding. Around 80 invited guests and advertisers were present at the launch which included canapes (prepared in the School of Arts kitchen), along with fine wines served in the Court House and precinct

New Era for The Royal

After fifteen years as our local publican Ross Townsend is bidding farewell to The Royal Hotel and is heading into retirement. Ross's father bought the pub back in 1970 and, after working as a mechanic in Blayney for a number of years, Ross took over the management in 2001. Ross has seen many changes in the hotel industry over the years but one of the highlights during that time was when the Royal was awarded “two schooners” in the SMH best food guide. We wish both Ross and Cheryl all the best in their retirement. Local cattleman Chris Stonestreet is the new owner of the Royal and Carcoarians look forward to welcoming the new publican and his staff as the Royal hotel enters a new era.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people to undertake the role of Development Coordinator for the The Carmanhurst Villages Association which comprises Carcoar, Mandurama and Lyndhurst areas. Working in conjunction with the Association The Development Coordinator will be required mainly to identify and source external funding for approved community projects for and on behalf of the Association and other local community groups within the geographical cluster group. For a full job description click on the following: http://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/news/hot-topics/blayney-shire-development-coordinator For further information and any questions you may direc

Planning Underway For Garden Event

Following the success of this year's “Down to Earth” Gardening Expo and Plant Fair the Carcoar Hospital Museum & Restoration Committee is currently planning next year's event which will take place at the Carcoar Show Ground on Sunday April 23. The aim will be to highlight ecology and sustainability along with the relaxation and pleasure to be derived from gardening. There will be nursery/plant and gardening equipment stalls interspersed with stalls offering other environment-friendly products and garden-art. Spaces for stall holders are now available so anyone with garden/environmental products for sale is encouraged to get in touch to reserve a space at no cost. For information on this even

CVA to Host Afternoon Tea

The Carcoar Village Association invites you to an Afternoon Tea at the Carcoar School of Arts on Sunday, 27th November 2016 at 4pm to thank Colleen & Charlie Howarth for their friendship and for being there for us all at The Enterprise Store for the last 46+ years. Please bring a plate of goodies to share. Tea & Coffee will be provided. All welcome Jill Cole is also compiling a ‘one-only’ book to present to Colleen & Charlie to say “Thank You”. It will be presented at the Afternoon Tea. You can to contribute to the book in any form you choose, maybe:- A message A memory A photo A drawing A poem You can email your contribution to jillmcole2@hotmail.com or phone Jill on 63 673 056

Carcoar Catches Its Breath

Now that the lycra has been peeled off and the running shoes deodorised the locals can again settle down to a gentler pace. The past fortnight has certainly been hectic with the Carcoar Show followed closely by the Carcoar Cup. As always the Show proved to be a strong drawcard with a great many visitors soaking up the sunshine and witnessing some extraordinary feats in the shearing pavillion and show ring. The recent Carcoar Cup running festival which was held last Sunday was also well attended with plenty of runners taking to the road for the various events and onlookers enjoying the great village atmosphere. Congratulations to the winnners and to all those that participated.

Carmanhurst Milestone

Last Thursday the Carmanhurst Villages Association held its first meeting as an incorporated body. One of the first items on the agenda was to install a committee to oversee the appointment of a co-ordinator for the cluster which, as the name suggests, includes Carcoar, Mandurama and Lyndhurst. The new committee is as follows: Eric Foote (President) Dean Platt(Vice President) Evan Lee (Secretary) David Kingham (Treasurer) Mark Richardson, Hazel Van Dartel, Jeanette Osborne and John Bourke were also elected as ordinary committee members.

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