As you may be aware, with the council mergers no longer going ahead Blayney Shire Council will be included in the Local Government Elections on 9 September 2017. In preparation for this, Council and the Carmanhurst Villages Association would like to invite you to an information session to let prospective candidates know more about what life as a Councillor is really like, your roles and responsibilities in civic duty and what the process involves to nominate etc. The Mayor, D
The Carcoar Showground Committee will be hold a working bee at the showground at 9am on Sunday May 7. Work will involve removing dead trees, cleaning the glass cabinets, sanding back the benches around the ring and re-cementing those benches which have been lifted out of the ground in places. Anyone who can spare a couple of hours is invited to come along and lend a hand.
Last Sunday The Carcoar Hospital Museum & Restoration Committee held their annual “Down to Earth” Gardening Expo and Plant Fair. The event, which aims to highlight ecology and sustainability along with the relaxation and pleasure to be derived from gardening, attracted hundreds of enthusiasts. The Carcoar Show Ground with its backdrop of mature trees and open spaces proved to be the perfect venue for visitors to browse the quality stalls whilst soaking up the Autumn sunshine.
Whilst much of the media coverage was focused on the services being held in larger centres, the more modest scale of the local Anzac Day commemorations did nothing to diminish the sentiments of those who attended the Carcoar, Mandurama and Lyndhurst gatherings. In Carcoar marchers made their way down Icely Street to the accompaniment of bagpipes. Arriving at the cenotaph marchers and onlookers listened as speeches were read out acknowledging the sacrifices of those who fought
27 years ago we bought a derelict 40 acre farm in Marshall's Lane with 4 trees on it.....oh and a derelict pise house built in 1840. We had jobs in Bathurst at CSU and 2 gorgeous kids one of whom had quadriplegic cerebral palsy....and we had a dream !! We had done some permaculture training and shared a love of history.So, our dream was to establish a traditional self sufficient mixed farm based around a heritage apple orchard with a small flock of sheep, poultry, a great veg
Growing up, Frank's family lived on a bush block and they had chooks, ducks, horses, donkeys and vege gardens. Bees seemed to fit into the small farm thing back in the late 60/70s and Frank caught a swarm and put it in the backyard. An old beekeeper nearby showed him the ins and outs of how a beehive works. “I got stung - by that I mean bee venom is addictive - I started with one and ended up with over 1,000 hives. It seemed like a good way to earn a living at the time. It's
The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. As part of Carcoar's contribution to the festival the Court House, Hospital Museum (open only Saturday 29th) and Stoke Stable will be open on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April to showcase the way we lived and offer visitors a fascinating trip down memory lane.
Chris Cuddy is a passionate plantsman who established Perennialle Plants in 2010 to make the frost and dry tolerant plants he loves available to the gardening public. He is a Horticultural Scientist with over 20 years experience in production horticulture and he brings this expertise to the quality plants he produces. His love for plants began when he was growing up near bushland in Sydney and much of his childhood was spent traipsing the bush and watching the plants and ani
In the early hours of Friday morning Carcoarians were roused from their slumber by a an earth tremor which according to the Australian Governent Geoscience website measured 4.3 and lasted between 5 and 10 seconds. Residents reported a low rumble, windows shaking and the sensation of the ground shifting beneath them. The tremor was centred near Four Mile Creek Road not far from Cadia and was felt within an 84km radius. Following the tremor Cadia suspended underground mining op