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August 13, 2018 Issue 130 Us Two

The Local - The Heart of the Highlands

2 About us Front cover: Adam Menegazzo and Justine Walsh are Mana Moto and their music has been described as moody, soulful, passionate and ethereal. Read their story, as told to Kevin Childs, on page 7. Image: Jamin Walsh Menegazzo

August 13, 2018 Issue 130 Us Two

The Local - The Heart of the Highlands

The Local is a fortnightly community publication covering the Central Highlands. The next edition is out on Monday, August 27, 2018. Or online on Sunday, August 26 at Advertising deadlines for the next edition of The Local:

The Local is a registered trademark of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd The content expressed within this publication does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd.

Space bookings: Wednesday, August 22 Copy provided by: Thursday, August 23 Editorial deadline: Thursday, August 23

HE Local is a free publication distributed throughout the Central Highlands of Victoria. The first "monthly" edition was published in September 2013 and immediately became fortnightly thanks to the demand of our readers and advertisers.

Managing editor | Donna Kelly General manager | Kyle Barnes


The Local is brought to you by a team of local journalists, photographers, columnists, sub-editors, graphic designers, book-keepers and, of course, great delivery people. So when we talk about being local, we really do put our money where our mouth is. The Local's motto is to "connect the community" by bringing people closer with great features on amazing local people and ensuring you know what is happening around your community whether that's a festival, a fete or maybe just a great special from one of our fantastic advertisers. Content is key. We love writing about local people doing inspiring things and even local people doing ordinary things. And as some people, mostly politicians, have found out, if you are not local you will not appear in the pages of The Local. You will find The Local, and all the back copies, online at and we deliver bulk drops throughout the region along with smaller "cafe" packs to every cafe, hotel, bar and restaurant we can find. We've even heard of The Local turning up in places like a cafe in St Kilda and a bar in Bali! All up we have a print and online readership of about 14,000. The Local's advertising rates have always been kept affordable so even small advertisers can advertise big. Colour is free, the sizes are an eighth, quarter, banner, half and full page and we can help with making up branding and graphics. The world is confusing enough, so we like to keep things simple. Finally, from the start, we have offered two free adverts in every edition for notfor-profit organisations along with a rescue pet looking for a new home. It's just our way of giving back. We really hope you enjoy this edition of The Local. Cheers, Donna (Ed)

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From Wheatsheaf to Redding - into the fire


OMETIMES, when telling a certain kind of story, such as describing a bushfire, it helps to boil it down to numbers. For example:

65,000 hectares burnt. $A135 million in damage to roads, bridges, utilities and other public facilities. 1604 buildings destroyed - 1080 homes, 24 commercial structures and 500 outbuildings. 1223 buildings still at risk. 4776 personnel employed fighting the fire. 7 people killed, including civilians and firefighters.

How do we envision 585 square kilometres of blackened landscape, or more than a thousand families left homeless? Sometimes the numbers help us suppress the horror we feel if we try to imagine the scale of such devastation. First up, our home has not been destroyed - we’ve been incredibly fortunate to escape the destructive power of the Carr Fire, so named because it started near the Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse, at the head of Whiskeytown Lake, in northern California, 24 kilometres west of the city of Redding, about 300 kilometres north of San Francisco. The fire was sparked into being on Monday, July 23, by a man towing a caravan; the caravan blew a tyre and sparks from the metal wheel rim flew into dry grass, which flared into a full-on bushfire. Firefighters were unable to contain it, and by Wednesday my wife Carol and I started paying close attention. In May this year, after 35 years in Australia, Carol and I moved back to the United States, to Redding, into a house my grandfather built in the 1950s. The house is on a bush block that is badly overgrown with woody scrub and pine and oak forest. We know a bit about bushfire safety, having lived for the past 17 years in a house in Wheatsheaf. We well remember the hot, dry month of February 2009, when Victoria was struck by a series of deadly bushfires of startling speed and ferocity. Our home was threatened by a fire that swept up from the south and blackened about 2000 hectares. Having then lived in the house for eight years, we had closely followed the advice of the Country Fire Authority and believed ourselves to be prepared to defend against a bushfire. Although the flames only came to about a kilometre from our property, we did see glowing embers fall from the evening sky and felt that our defensive efforts may have contributed to our home emerging unscathed from the event. Nevertheless, the next time a fire was reported in our vicinity, we evacuated. No questions asked. Again, CFA and SES information came to the fore. Those experiences, although frightening, have proved to be good training for what we’ve been going through in the past two weeks. To get to our house, the Carr Fire needed to travel almost due east over about 25 kilometres and cross the powerfully-flowing Sacramento River. With that in mind, on Thursday morning I found time to play nine holes of early-morning golf with my father, brother, and next-door neighbour, despite the forecast for temperatures in the mid-40s. But when I returned home I was relieved to find that Carol had packed travel bags for both of us and our dog, Scout. On Thursday afternoon we knew it was time to go, as we watched a huge plume of smoke thrust into the western sky, seemingly just over the next ridge. We thought we might shelter with my parents, who live just a few kilometres south of us but well removed from significant bushland. But what usually took 10 minutes to drive became a 25-minute ordeal as officials enacted mandatory evacuation orders in our neighbourhood and surrounding areas, and roads became clogged with cars - the fire had jumped the river south of us and raced east. It was now about three kilometres from our front door.

By the time we got to my parents’ house, our plan for shelter had become a mandated flight. Initially uncertain about the need to leave their home, despite evacuation orders, the electricity failed, the airconditioning went off, and my parents left willingly. Now on the road, however, we found all access going east, west and south blocked - the only way out was north, and all the roads were choked with fleeing residents. What a day ago had been a handsome town of 90,000 was now bathed in a hellish deep red glow as fires climbed the hills to Redding’s west, and 38,000 evacuees took to the now darkened roads in 36-degree heat. By Friday it had consumed 18,000 heavily forested, mountainous hectares, with 5 per cent containment. And then overnight it more than doubled in size, and containment was reduced to 2 per cent. By August 6 it had become the sixth biggest fire in California history, and was still only 45 per cent contained. In Australia we had the ABC to supply the vital ongoing information we needed to stay safe. The US has a population of more than 300 million, and nearly all of its news media have devolved into national organisations. On Thursday this fire really took off, but it took the national media three days to catch up with the story. Local media, such as they are, struggled and mostly failed to provide timely, accurate information. Officials from fire, law enforcement and state and local government agencies were not forthcoming with much-needed information, a situation that has improved only somewhat. It’s a miserable feeling being forced out of home by a natural disaster. On the Thursday, as we drove away from our home, Carol took a photo of a smoke-choked, glowing red sky, and posted it on social media, with the caption “Out of the frying pan and into the fire”. It was meant to be ironic and maybe even funny. Ten days later we returned to find our house still standing, coated in ash, with clear evidence of ember attack, but intact. Into the fire, indeed. But it’s our home, and, as with having endured 17 Wheatsheaf fire seasons, I suppose we’ll just stay tough.

Words: Jeff Glorfeld | Image: Carol Glorfeld | Inset: Kyle Barnes

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The Palais gets a spring back in its step, or its floor


IGHT years short of its centenary, the Palais in Hepburn Springs is due to reopen in November.

A notice by Nathan Rosenbaum, whose family owns the Palais, promises to “reignite” it as a music venue with premium live artists, an elegant wine bar and a sophisticated boutique providore offering local produce, artisan beer and fine wine to take away. And, in a town that generally closes early, the Palais plans to open from Monday to Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 7am to 2am. Glaziers finished work on it recently. Closed for some years, the Palais has a storied history, once being owned by actor Guy Pearce, who told the London Independent newspaper in 2006: “I only bought it 'cause a mate was stuck and needed some help.” The following year, Pearce, who plays guitar, appeared with Rebecca Barnard as The Unconscious Brothers at the Palais. As well, the Palais once offered what were said to be some of the best musical acts from Australia and overseas. It aimed to produce dining that matched Daylesford restaurant traditions and host weddings and functions in its velvet-curtained ballroom among art deco trimmings. Renowned as a venue for dances from the 1920s to the 1950s, the heritage-listed Palais has the oldest wooden sprung dance floor in the state. It’s also been the scene of some uproarious incidents, such as the time a couple of local characters who had been out rabbitting came in for a couple of beers and let their live catch loose among the dancers. In its time the Palais has been everything from a movie theatre to a performance venue, a second-hand shop, the venue for a fundraiser for the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter and art shows, and even an ice-creamery. Notable among those who performed at the Palais are the Go-Betweens, Paul Kelly, Stephen Cummings and Mark Seymour, as well as the outstanding American Gillian Welch, back in 2004.

Words: Kevin Childs

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Inspiring 5

Lorelle's just walking the dog Free mulch


“Both she and my husband passed away a few AYLESFORD’S Lorelle Thompson-Pope months after I saw that ad and a couple of months later and her dog Dotti are walking every day in August, for at least 30 minutes a day, to I contacted Guide Dogs Qld, where I was living at the time, and became a puppy raiser. Dotti was the first raise money for the PAWGUST 2018 challenge. The event raises money for Guide Dogs Australia and supports its puppies currently in training who will one day go on to give someone freedom and confidence to move around the community. Lorelle said her support for Guide Dogs Australia came from her late husband. “He was diabetic and lost his eyesight as a result of that and we got some support and advice from a couple of different guide dog groups. I started to learn what they do to help people who are blind to manage and have a better quality of life. “My husband could never have had a guide dog because of other problems he had, resulting from his diabetes, but we learned about other aids that could help to manage his condition. “Not long before my husband died, and I had an elderly dog, I saw an ad asking people to volunteer to become guide dog puppy raisers and I thought that I could do that after my little dog passed on.

puppy I raised. “She was with me from the time she was eight weeks old and when she was about one she went to do her guide dog training. They soon decided that she had all the qualities they look for in a good guide dog and they'd like to have more like her so she became part of their breeding program. She came back to live with me so I was her carer throughout her breeding career. “Over the next few years Dotti and I raised three other puppies who were part of the guide dog program - it was always such a special time when the dogs graduated from puppy training to full guide dog training.”

Link: lorellethompson-pope Image: Kyle Barnes


EPTEMBER is Free Mulch Month at Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s transfer stations. To help get gardens ready this spring, residents are encouraged to take advantage of this offer of free mulch available at the Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend transfer stations. Applying mulch at this time of year can help to protect plants from the cold winter temperatures. The free mulch is produced from garden organics dropped off at council’s transfer stations. It is used on Council gardens and open spaces, and is available to residents living in the Macedon Ranges Shire. Residents will need to provide proof that they live in the shire, such as a driver licence, rates notice or utility bill. This is a first-come, self-load offer. Residents should bring their own shovel, containers or trailer, and protective clothing. To assist council in managing demand for the free mulch, residents are asked to register their interest by contacting council on 5422 0333.




An open letter to Hepburn Shire residents Dear Hepburn Shire Resident, I’d like to talk to you about Community Banking. The Daylesford and District Community Bank® provides our community with a comprehensive bank offering. We are part of the Bendigo Bank network which has a full range of competitive retail, business and rural products. While we operate as part of Australia’s 5th largest retail bank, we are owned by local shareholders and managed by a voluntary local board of directors who are committed to keeping banking facilities available to the community in which we live. The Bendigo Bank brand was recently recognised as the most trusted bank brand in Australia and the third most trusted brand overall. We know the face of banking is changing, but many people in our community still want a personal service, so why not consider switching across to us? There are good reasons to switch. • • banking • • • •

You will be dealing with our attentive and committed staff We offer banking products for business, rural, community and personal We offer our services online and at the branch We have competitive interest rates We can streamline all your bank transfers You will be dealing with a trusted bank

There’s another good reason you should think about switching across to us. Our profits are returned to the community through sponsorships, grants and dividends. All of our 200 shareholders have a direct connection with the local area. We have put $300,000 back into the community since we opened our doors in 2012. We expect that figure will grow by around $150,000 this year. Your support could help us grow even further.

We provide sponsorship and support to many local organisations including; • Daylesford and District Brass Band • Hepburn Health Service • Daylesford soccer, football and netball teams • Daylesford CFA • Daylesford Bowling Club • Words in Winter • The Daylesford Dharma School • Hepburn Golf Club • Sprung Circus • The 5000 Club • St Michaels Primary School We are also committed to supporting new initiatives. These include the proposed Daylesford Indoor Aquatic Centre, where we have pledged up to $400,000 and the auditorium in the Rex re-development. Community Banks make a real difference in the communities where they operate. Hepburn Shire is serviced by three Community Banks. They are in Daylesford, Creswick and Trentham. No other bank offers that level of service in the Shire. So, why not think about making the switch. Our branch manager Simon Robinson and his staff would welcome the opportunity to talk to you. Call us on (03) 5348 4186 or just drop in and say “hi”. Community Banking means a full range of products at competitive prices with personal service and an investment in your community, but best of all, you can ‘Be the Change’ for good. Please contact Simon Robinson Branch Manager on 03 5348 4186 if you require more information on how Community Banking operates.


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Us Two...


HE music of Adam Menegazzo and Justine Walsh has been described as moody, soulful, passionate and ethereal. Dreamy vocals and haunting guitar are layered with string harmonies and melodies, creating an atmospheric sound, full of emotion. Adam also teaches violin. Justine: I am the fourth of four sisters and a brother and was raised in Bulleen. After my father died, my mother eventually moved to the Gold Coast, so I went to uni in Brisbane to be near her. I did a Bachelor of Arts in media. One of my sisters had said I could sing, mum had studied music and my dad, being Irish, played the piano accordion, so one day I just said, "I’m going back to Melbourne to study singing". I moved to Fitzroy in the early 90s and sang in bands as well as doing electronic chill music. I studied singing and flamenco guitar while doing gigs and working in cafes. The music was great, but I couldn’t make a living. I travelled to India with a friend, who then moved to Daylesford, so I visited her here. In 2004 we moved here and built a curvywalled mudbrick house at Wheatsheaf. We didn’t really know what we were doing but we knew we didn’t want any sharp corners but a lot of attention to detail, which is what has really made it. We were doing electronic music and acoustic music sets at gigs. I was singing and on acoustic and electric guitar, but doing both sorts of music at gigs was too much, we would spend our 15-minute break changing over, so we decided to stay with electric. We started recording our second album last summer, did the mix over months and now are finishing the mastering. I also DJ as DJ Sassta at various venues around Daylesford, and I love naturopathy, so I’m into my second year doing a four-year degree part-time at uni in Melbourne. I hated science at school, now I find myself studying many biological science subjects. I find it hard to be focused on just one thing. It’s hectic always doing something, with the new album, gigs, study and the kids, but it’s wonderful and fulfilling. Adam: I grew up outside Finley in New South Wales where my family had a lucerne farm but when I was five we moved to Werribee. My background is a mother who’s Sicilian and a father from Veneto, in the north of Italy, so like many such families, they started out as market gardeners. I’m the first one in my family to be a musician; I learned about instruments when I was 10 and began playing classical violin. At La Trobe Uni I was doing a science degree when I saw another subject was on offer, so I jumped at music. That was life-changing, especially because the first lecture was an improvised percussive piece that went for 40 minutes and included “instruments” such as bowls full of water. I learned to look at music in a different way.

After finishing my science degree, I returned to do an arts degree, majoring in music. I met Justine through her friend, who was doing a sound engineering course with me. When we started seeing each other we were in separate bands. Back in the late 90s she moved to Hepburn, and eventually, we did a gig together. This grew into doing performance nights at the Palais. We moved to Wheatsheaf, where we have 18-year-old Jamin and Chaz, who’s nine. We settled on Mana Moto for a band name. Mana refers to a spiritual force that a person or object can have and Moto means in motion (or, the origin in Japanese). We have been mainly playing at bars and hotels and were selected for White Night in Melbourne last year. Our first album was in 2014, a double album: half acoustic and half electric and now I’m on electric violin and loops and Justine on vocals, electric guitar and loops. Our second album is to be launched in the next couple of months, and we’re playing at Words in Winter. We’ll see how this album goes, because we’d like to find gigs where there’s a listening audience, rather than just playing in pubs.

Image: Jamin Walsh Menegazzo As told to Kevin Childs Know an Us Two? Email for your 15 minutes...

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8 Opinion

Just sayin’... By Donna Kelly

Pick me, pick me...


'VE always been a reader. It started in earnest in the early 70s. My parents, who had a very nice house with a quite comfortable lounge, built a green room.

Now, normal people would call it a family room, or perhaps a rumpus room, but to us it was always the green room. It had two sides of pretty much floor-to-ceiling windows, looking out onto the garden, and the other two walls were painted a deep green, thus the name. Although if I have to explain that, I have probably already lost you. Colour was obviously a thing in my childhood home. Along with the green room we also had the pink toilet (an en suite to my sister Jandra's and my shared bedroom) and a blue toilet (the one for everyone else). The blue toilet also had a chandelier but that's a story for another time. Anyway, back to the green room, and here goes that colour thing again, in it were four vinyl bean bags. Peter's was black, Richard's was red, Jandra's was purple and mine was a lovely lime. (I just realised you are probably wondering about Jandra's name. Early years for such an usual name. These days I get used to writing down "that's Jayydene with two ys and an e on the end". Of course it is. Mum was obviously a trendsetter and we learnt early on to say "it's like Sandra but with a J".) Back to my bean bag. Pretty much every weekend, when we weren't on dreaded family drives, I would place my lime green bean bag by the window in the sun and settle in to read. On Sunday night I would close up my book and move my bean bag back in front of the television, in spot three, being the third oldest. The other spot the beanbags sometimes found themselves was lined up outside on the porch, facing in, on a hot summer's night, with the television turned outward to the flyscreen door. No aircon in those days. Anyway, I am reading a really good book right now. Well, trying to. There's work and then, with Kyle's back still giving him grief, I am also the full-time cleaner, wood carrier, dishwasher stacker and unstacker, food preparer, bed get the picture. But I do manage about an hour a day and am almost halfway through the page-turner Better Latte than Never - an Ex-Nuns of Daylesford Mystery by Sandra Broman. It's fiction of course, but there are loads of Daylesford and surrounds references - maybe you know of the ex-nuns of whom she writes? Oh, spoiler alert, there is a murder, and I am trying to think who the murdered victim is based on. Liked by many women, not so many men, coffee shop/bar owner, beautiful wife...and then there is the who dunnit. Sandra, who owns Sister George in Daylesford, is having a launch as part of Words in Winter at the Daylesford Senior Citizens' Room on Sunday, August 26 at 1pm, if you'd like to grab a copy, but email for catering. Otherwise email me for your chance to win my copy. I promise minimal dog ears. Just sayin'...

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The Local - Connecting the Community


HE Local is all about Connecting the Community. We run good news stories about amazing people and places, and festivals and events. And our fantastic advertisers run great deals for locals and visitors alike.

To give back to the community The Local has been running its free Connecting the Community adverts for almost five years. The adverts are for not-for-profit groups and organisations to lend a hand when finances can be a bit tight - or just don't exist. We all know how hard it can be to make volunteer-run organisations work on the smell of an oily rag! To apply just email with your event or organisation. We also put call-outs on our Facebook page and those of the various communities in our wonderful region. We work on a first-in basis, with a nod to time-lines too. There are a few conditions, well mostly that not-forprofit bit and also that you aren't grabbing a free advert and then we see a whacking big paid advert in other media. That wouldn't be fair. Cheers, Donna (Ed)

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Of all the gin joints, this one's in Newham


IN is considered to be a very English spirit but actually has a rollicking history going back to the European middle ages. Apparently English soldiers providing support in Antwerp against the Spanish in 1585 were given genever (gin) for its calming effects from which the term ‘Dutch courage’ originated.

Words & portrait & car image: Anthony Sawrey Other images: Contributed

Gin was then introduced to England in the seventeenth century around the time Netherlands leader William of Orange took over as King William III in 1689. Gin soon became popular with sailors and the Royal Navy legislated that a certain quantity must be on board every one of their vessels to protect against scurvy. According to Robert Hughes, writing in The Fatal Shore, gin was nothing less than a foundation stone of modern Australia. Due in no small part to its mass consumption by eighteenth century London’s ‘degraded mobs, easily inflamed to crime by rabble rousers,’ who were eventually shipped to our convict colonies as punishment. In more tropical British possessions quinine, dissolved in carbonated water to form tonic water, formed the mixer for gin and tonic and was drunk in excessive quantities to prevent malaria. Today we all know that super spy James Bond drinks martinis ‘shaken not stirred’ with London dry gin, vermouth with an olive or twist of lemon. It was also the preferred tipple for Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and, so rumour has it, our beloved Queen Elizabeth who takes it with Dubonnet. It is clear that gin gets around. And today "mother's ruin", to use a classic epithet for the popular refreshment, is increasingly being produced by boutique distillers to create unique varieties far exceeding the big commercial brands in quality and taste. Enter Big Tree Distillery outside of Newham. Gary Jago and Catherine Crowthers moved onto their 32-hectare property Jack’s Springs Farm in 2010, producing quality prime bred grass-fed lamb which they sell at Woodend and Lancefield farmers' markets. But they have always been big fans of gin and in 2015 they began researching how to go about producing their own. “I’m from Tassie and I knew there was a lot of gin and whisky production down there," Catherine says. "So we did some trips south to begin looking into it and put a deposit down on a still. We ordered it through Peter Bailly of Knapp-Lewer Contracting in Hobart who is the only manufacturer of copper stills in Australia. There is a two year waiting list but we finally received ‘Beryl’ in March 2017, built a shed, installed her and Big Tree Distillery was born.” But making gin is little more complicated than just planting juniper bushes and setting up a still. Gary and Catherine had to get approval from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Then they had to complete a Responsible Service of Alcohol program. “Once we got our license we really started doing our research and development with a small benchtop still or ‘Baby Beryl’ as she is known and just played around with flavours. We are traditional gin drinkers and love the London dry style but everything changes the flavour of the gin profile. The only stipulation is it must have juniper in it and be over 40 per cent alcohol. After that, the sky's the limit.” After they got their recipes right, they set about going full scale with a 300-litre batch in Big Beryl. And on a cold night last month they finally produced their first saleable quantities of gin. First was the Claude Navy Strength Gin, a full-flavour fare with a delicate touch of southern sassafras. Next, the Elegant Dry Gin and a nod to the traditional dry gin style. Finally Gary and Catherine produced a Seasonal Gin flavoured with cumquat. This product will have a different characteristic depending on the time of year and could be infused with rhubarb, cherry, elderflower or sloe berry grown or sourced locally. The batches were then placed in bottles with gorgeous label artwork derived from paintings by Drummond artist Sarah Gabriel.

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10 Markets

To market, to market, to find a sausage sizzle...


OU can find everything you need at weekend markets, from fresh fruit and veg to handmade jewellery and wares, throughout the Central Highlands and surrounds. Here are just a few.

Daylesford Sunday Market – every Sunday Wesley Hill Market - every Saturday Daylesford Farmers’ Market – first Saturday Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Makers’ Market - first Saturday Golden Plains Farmers' Market - first Saturday Castlemaine Artists’ Market – first Sunday Kyneton Farmers’ Market - second Saturday Ballan Farmers' Market - second Saturday Kyneton Rotary Community Market – second Saturday Maldon Market – second Sunday Clunes Farmers’ Market - second Sunday Trentham Farmers’ Market and Makers’ Market - third Saturday Glenlyon Farmers’ Market – third Saturday Leonards Hill Market - third Saturday Creswick Market - third Saturday Talbot Farmers’ Market – third Sunday Trentham Station Sunday Market - fourth Sunday Buninyong Village Market - fourth Sunday

Next Market Saturday 18th August 9am to 1pm Free  live music, kids' craft, compost & worm workshop,  mini-circus Great fresh local produce, hot food, coffee & cakes, donuts, artisan crafts, art, plants, handmade clothes and wool wares, eco wax wraps, bags, cups etc 90+ stalls Enter the raffle $2 ticket @thecreswickmarket

TRENTHAM PETROL & STUFF 1 Market St PH 5424 1611 Mon - Sat 8am - 6pm Sun 9am - 6pm Petrol, oils, swap & go gas, firewood permits, farm produce / produce store, ice, milk, soft drinks, take-away pies, coffee, confectionery, local honey etc. rusty junk, secondhand books, old wares

The Trentham Farmers Market has joined with Trentham Makers Market

Third Saturday, 9am - 1pm

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Local voices: Attack stirs bad memories


HE human mind can be a capricious thing. No matter how long ago, or how deep you try to bury your darkest fears and memories, the slightest, maybe totally unrelated, incident or comment can bring it all tumbling back to plague your thoughts and fill your mind again.

And so it was for me with those constantly repetitive screenings of that sickening random attack in Frankston, the assailant’s second recent offence. Of course, bail prevailed and he was immediately back in circulation. Suddenly I was the victim again. However, in my case, the legal system was considerably better balanced in favour of the victim. It was Saturday evening in 1960, on The Parade, the main street in Norwood, an inner eastern Adelaide suburb. I was on my way home from walking my girlfriend to her night shift at the local community hospital. The interval crowd at the Odeon Cinema, as usual, had spilled out onto the footpath. Only this time it included of a group of drunken youths who were accosting anyone trying to pass. I moved to the kerbside in an effort to avoid confrontation but they surrounded me, jostling and taunting me. But I ignored them and they eventually moved aside, I thought, to allow me through. The next thing I remember was slowly picking myself up off the pavement to the obvious amusement of the crowd as they stepped over me to re-enter the cinema. No-one was prepared to come to my aid.

I don't remember much of the two-kilometre walk home, feeling any actual pain, or getting into bed. But I do remember waking early next morning, fully dressed, with a mouth I could barely open and aching all over. I also remember my mother's horrified reaction to seeing my face, when I walked into the kitchen. A quick look in the bathroom mirror showed I had a black eye and my jaw was a swollen mess. The doctor's examination revealed, apart from a beautiful shiner, I had a dislocated jaw and bruising on my neck just below my right ear indicating a blow from a long hard object. Apart from my injuries I also gained a torn elbow in my brand new jacket and a ruined shoe. My father rang the local police who called and advised me not to make a formal complaint. They were already after the "gang" for other offences around town, so would just add my case to the list, rather than make me vulnerable for any reprisal. They returned a few days to say that the culprits had been apprehended and that they had the "alleged" weapon - a length of lead-filled rubber garden hose. In the years I lived in Norwood after that I could never bring myself walk down the Parade alone after dark, and even now, I still subconsciously avoid crowds of any kind. As the years passed and I moved on, I finally managed to suppress any memories of the event, not even telling Peta about it until now, with the repetitive images of that Frankston attack followed closely by the on-field punching incident last weekend having brought it all flooding back to plague me once again.

(In the 1950s in South Australia, where the legal drinking age was 21, the 6pm closing law was in effect and licensed restaurants almost non-existent. The only late night drunk was the occasional harmless "plonko", with his precious brown paper bag bottle of "fourpenny dark", seeking a dark doorway for the night.)

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DAYLESFORD CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday 14 September—Sunday 16 September 2018

Christoph Denoth, guitar

Li-Wei Qin, cello


visit Discounts are available to Daylesford locals by purchasing tickets directly at eCasa, 89 Vincent Street Daylesford.

Five incredible chamber music events including an orchestral performance with renowned Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth, chamber music with cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin, and a musical dinner at Lake House.



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Why I choose to stay in my own home


EPBURN Shire residents now have more reasons than ever to stay home as they grow older.

The Hepburn Health Service is providing Home Care Packages for the Community’s ageing citizens, with more and more people taking up the opportunity to remain in their own homes longer. Daylesford resident, 93-year-old Mary Nield has been involved in the program for 18 months and life couldn't be better. “I’m just happy all the time, as far as I’m concerned, the carers are like a second family, they are there for you at every turn.” Mary is just one of dozens of men and women across the Hepburn Shire who’ve taken up the Home Care Package opportunity. Home Care Packages give elderly people the confidence to stay in their own homes longer and feel safer. The Home Care Package service is available across the Hepburn Shire and surrounding areas, including the Macedon Ranges. Qualified and experienced case managers work with people to plan the care and services they want. Personal carer Corrie Spicer is a regular visitor to Mary’s place. “I absolutely love my job, the elderly people I work with are very grateful, and the best part is seeing them stay in their homes and gain independence.” Home Care Packages offer a range of services to older people, without them having to leave home. To find out if you or a family member are eligible, call the local Hepburn Health Service coordinator on 5321 6543 or Manager Integrated Community Aged Care on 5321 6595.

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AVING been married for more than 60 years, Ruth and Keith Irving are now enjoying a relaxing lifestyle together at Hepburn House.

The couple met at a dance held at the Palais in Hepburn, fell in love, and married in 1955. When it was time to move to an aged care facility, it was the home-style care model of Hepburn House that they chose. “We have three sons - Raymond, Ross and Allan, and a daughter Christine. They visit us as often as they can, it’s wonderful,” the couple said. Both Keith and Ruth came from farms and are no strangers to hard work. Keith and his family used to dig 60 acres of potatoes by fork and Ruth’s family had a mixed farm. She used to help her mother make cream and butter as well as doing the cooking for the farm workers. Keith and Ruth say they are now taking the time to relax after a hardworking life. “We are enjoying the home cooked meals - and not having to do the dishes. We are also enjoying taking trips out on the bus for coffee and cake.” Ruth also recently celebrated an impressive milestone at Hepburn House – her 90th birthday. “We had a cake, and so many people came along, it was lovely.” Hepburn House is a government-funded aged care facility which offers all levels of care, from respite to permanent. Residents are looked after by a team of personal care workers, with access to a team of allied health professionals who regularly visit Hepburn House, and there is also an in-house kitchen providing home-style meals.

Hepburn House is located at 1 Hepburn Road, Daylesford. For more information, call 5348 8100 or visit


14 Opinion

Kyle’s Rant


FTER 25 years of isolation in the land of criminals I decided to return home to Aotearoa (NZ) for a small Christmas break. Got a reasonably expensive Jetstar fare, in fact, one way for the two of us was $1470.

Last week I got an email from Jetstar saying they had changed our nice daytime flight to an overnight flight. It was hard enough convincing Donna to get on the plane let alone getting off an overnight plane, haggard and tired. So I made a call. The guy on the end of the phone said he could only issue a credit voucher. I said I didn't want it because I would have to fund another air ticket. He said "that's the only way it will happen". So I got embroiled in an online conversation with Jetstar complaints and it went like this: Shyrra: Hi, my name is Shyrra, how can I help you today? Me: Jetstar emailed me to say my flight had changed from a morning to a nighttime flight. I want a refund not a credit please.

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MERGING artists and creative practitioners are encouraged to come to a free information session in Kyneton to find out more about Foundry658 – a new initiative that supports creative entrepreneurs, organisations and collectives to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses. Held at Kyneton Town Hall on Tuesday, August 21 from 6pm to 8pm, the session will unpack how Foundry658 works, and bring together some of Victoria’s established creative entrepreneurs to share their stories of success. Artists from fields such as visual arts, theatre, film and television, digital media, games and design are eligible for the initiative, with up to $20,000 in funding available per individual or team. Foundry658 is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy, delivery by the State Library of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.


Shyrra: I'm sorry to hear that Kyle. Let me check for you. Can I have your reference number? Me: The reference number is .... Shyrra: Upon checking here you are eligible for a voucher refund only. Me: Under the Australian Consumer Law you have not provided the service so I am eligible for a refund, repair or replacement, that is my choice, so I choose refund please. Ten minutes go by. Me: Are you there? Shyrra: I am sorry to keep you waiting Kyle. Five more minutes go by. Shyrra: Upon double checking it there are two options I can provide you. I can refund your flight or, if you want, I can free move you as well. (sic) Kyle: Refund please as previously indicated. Shyrra: OK, I'll process it now, one moment please. Kyle: Yes, waiting... Shyrra: I'm sorry it's going to take me a little bit more time to get this done for you. Please bear with me. Five minutes later. Shyrra: The amount that is going to be refunded is $1407.71. Kyle: No. It is $1470.71. That is what I paid.

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All goods are from the 1850’s right through to present day. Mill Markets lease space to hundreds of dealers, which allows small business operators and collectors who otherwise could not afford the overheads of their own shops, to showcase their goods. This equates to a wide and diverse range of products, available and open to the public, seven days a week. Enjoy a wonderful trip down memory lane through hundreds and thousands of items available for purchase at all three locations. With over 500 stall holders over three venues, there is always something for everyone. Travel The Amazing Mill Markets ‘Golden Triangle’ and enjoy quality food and coffee at each. All venues open 7 days 10.00am-6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day).

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Eating the Earth


UR food and supermarket choices are under the spotlight. What makes an ethical food future? What kind of agriculture can our planet sustain? How can we reduce demand on global resources? How can you be a change-maker in the unstoppable food movement?

These and other questions will be discussed by farmer and author Call of the Reed Warbler Charles Massy, US crop scientist Jonathan Latham and Daylesford’s Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farm. Charles Massy is an author and farmer with a focus on transformative and regenerative agriculture. His latest book, Call of the Reed Warbler, published in September 2017, challenges the way food is farmed and grown. Dr Jonathan Latham is an international food advocate and crop scientist based in New York. He is executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project, and editor of Independent Science News. Tammi Jonas is resident meatsmith at Jonai Farms, where she and her family of ethicurean farmers raise pastured rare-breed pigs and cattle. Jonai Farms is engaged in the solidarity economy of community supported agriculture-CSA, feeding 80 member households each month. The event will be held at the Daylesford Town Hall on Thursday, August 30 from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets via Eventbrite.

It takes up to 6000 chemicals to grow, process, preserve and pack our food. What makes an ethical food future? What kind of agriculture can our planet sustain?

Featuring renowned farmer and author Charles Massy, New York scientist and food advocate Dr Jonathan Latham, and Daylesford’s very own Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farms.

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TOWN VIEW Town View is a Circa 1868 Grand Building with Victorian Interiors featuring Baltic pine floors, leadlight window and pressed metal ceilings. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a gem of a building on around a 1021m2 block in the newly reformed Howe Street precinct only 150 metres from the centre of Daylesford Village. This property presents the astute investor or someone wanting a grand residence with an opportunity to secure an iconic piece of Daylesford’s history. The building would easily convert to a Grand Residence, terrific gallery, wine bar or continue as prestigious accommodation.


a5 b3 c5 SOLD Contact Agent CONTACT Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328 SOLD

DAYLESFORD 76 DUKE STREET SERENDIP COTTAGE-LAKE DAYLESFORD PRECINCT If you are seeking a delightful cottage, set high on a quiet block with spectacular views in the Lake Daylesford Precinct the SERENDIP COTTAGE is just waiting for you. Set on a private, leafy established garden close to Lake Daylesford and a short stroll to Daylesford’s main street shops and cafes the cottage features open plan living-diningkitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate laundry.


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SOLD PRICE $585,000 CONTACT Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

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DAYLESFORD 4 ORFORD STREET SIMPLY PERFECT COUNTRY LIVING A gorgeous property in an elevated and quiet position on Wombat Hill in central Daylesford. This attractively designed residence is sited beautifully on a large allotment amidst established gardens and lawns, and features views over the township to forested areas. With its spacious open plan living area, large bedrooms and elevated verandahs this is a property that offers simply perfect country living.

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SOLD PRICE $565,000 CONTACT Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328




COUNTRY RETREAT OVERLOOKING DOCTORS GULLY Situated in the heart of Hepburn Springs, this immaculately presented property offers executive country living. In walking distance to the Iconic Hepburn Bathhouse, Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, galleries and cafes of Hepburn Springs. Recently updated as a private residence, this property would be an attractive luxury holiday accommodation, ideal weekender and offers options for dual occupancy. • 999m2 land size Zoned Residential 1 with all town services connected • Fully landscaped and low maintenance gardens

a3 b2 c2 SOLD PRICE $1,180,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328 LAURISTON 419 SHEPHERDS HILL ROAD


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Rent Fair not fair

Mixing and matching



Mr King said rental vacancy rates in regional Victoria were already very low and the REIV feared that this new ‘nanny state’ legislation would discourage property owners from renting out their houses as it all becomes too hard and too much of a risk. "REIV data for July shows that Victoria’s regional vacancy rate is sitting at 1.5 per cent, compared with 1.8 per cent for the entire state, which means there are just 1.5 houses available for rent out of every 100. "The vacancy rate for Ballarat and Central Highlands is the lowest at just 1.1 per cent, Bendigo and Loddon’s is 1.3 per cent, Wodonga and Ovens-Murray has a 1.4 per cent vacancy rate and Geelong and the Barwon region is at 1.9 per cent." Mr King said the REIV had advocated strongly against the Residential Tenancies Act which would swing the pendulum of rights overwhelmingly towards renters, with property owners stripped of control over what goes on in their house, unit or apartment. "Under the changes, landlords will not have a say if pets are permitted to live in their residences or if modifications can take place, which is unreasonable considering the possible negative impact on the property’s value. "The REIV also objects to capping bonds to four week’s rental, the withdrawal of the 120-day ‘no reason’ notice to vacate and burdening landlords with the expense and responsibility of disposing of abandoned goods and furniture. "We appreciate that the Victorian Government’s intention is to improve conditions for renters, but these changes may have the reverse effect as property owners are likely to remove their dwellings from the market. ‘Rent Fair’, in its current form, will result in greater screening of applicants and increased rents." Mr King said the REIV would continue with discussions with all sides of politics to reach a reasonable outcome on the issue.

It’s an exciting prospect having no boundaries or hand-me-downs to incorporate into your new place. No existing style or colour palette to govern you. Herein lies the task of where to begin. The excitement soon turned into overwhelm and that was when I was called in to give direction and help make choices. Magazines and the internet are great places to begin your research into what style you like. If there is no architectural style to the home to sway your furnishings, then bookmarking rooms that make you feel comfortable is the starting point. Now, what is it about these rooms that attracted you? Is it the breezy, beachy casual rattan furniture? Perhaps the real solid timber furniture that is as dependable as you are? The neutral white furniture may attract, that has accents of pattern and colour as the styling? The large open spaces and lack of clutter? Maybe it is the central Aztec rug? Whatever it may be, this is the pivotal point that the styling will revolve around. Keep this secure and add to it. Add into each room as you go. Each room is an individual with a common style thread. The style thread that you have already decided upon. You can’t forget this as each room will also have its different lighting and function that will dictate its own personality. The easy and foolish solution is to end up in one furnishing store and buy everything you think you want from there. This doesn’t make your house a home. It buys a trend and a look and can date your purchases before you even bring them home. The special pieces that make your house a home are the ones that invoke some emotion in you. The ones that you have trouble walking away from or wish you never did. Walking away from these pieces is always a regrettable offence. Homes take time and attention to make. They evolve through your travels or family or sheer perseverance to find that special piece. The whole house benefits from inviting these pieces in and making them at home. Eclectic styling is about mixing and matching and telling little stories with the things you have around you. It is the difference between a display house and a real lived-in home.

ROPERTY owners and renters living in regional Victoria should be concerned about the Victorian Government’s proposed ‘Rent Fair’ legislation, which was due to be introduced to Parliament last week, according to REIV chief executive officer Gil King.

ECENTLY I had a client who was starting afresh. They sold their home fully furnished. The new buyer just wanted to move in without any hassles whilst the seller got to purchase a new home and set about furnishing it from scratch.

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House.Land.Home. Then n are flat borders for fruit trees with currant and gooseberry bushes between them, h may be either flowers or asparagus; o, p, q, r are seats. Numbers 5, 6, 7 and 23, 24, 25, 26 are standard roses while 20, 21 are fruit trees. Scale of Plan - 50 feet to 1 inch Back to our beginnings A journey back to our earliest gardening beginnings through the eyes of one who was right there from the start. Over the next few issues I will take you down the colonial garden path of the 1860s, dipping into the pages of one Australia's first complete garden books..."The Amateur Gardener for South Australia", written by noted colonial botanist - my great-grandfather Ernst Bernhard Heyne. Apart from providing an insight into how things were done back then, his book was, and still is, a perfect guide to organic gardening, since, apart from animal manures, the only prepared fertiliser of that time was created from guano (fossilised bat droppings) and dusting sulphur was the recommended fungicide. Ernst migrated to Melbourne in 1848, after a Spanish botanical expedition to the Amazon he was to lead was abandoned due to an outbreak of typhoid. He joined the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and as secretary of the director Ferdinand von Mueller, drew up the plans for the Melbourne Botanic and Government House gardens. He moved to Adelaide in 1860 and established the first of the still-operating Heyne family nurseries. He was fluent in five languages - fortunately one was English.

E.B.'s ultimate family home was a beautiful bluestone house in a tree-lined street in Norwood, a leafy eastern suburb of Adelaide, where his garden closely followed the principles of his plan. As a small boy I always delighted visiting my elderly "maiden aunts" - Tante Laura and Ida, who by then were well into their 80s. Both of whom, retired school principals, delighted in tutoring me in my first faltering year of high school. The still magnificent one-acre garden, with its grapevine arbors, fish ponds and orchard, clearly bore his handprint. The house, still with his wonderful Victorian furniture intact, always delighted me whenever we visited. The house remained in our family until 1973 when Tante Ida passed away, three months short of her 100th birthday, and the family tragically decided to split the treasures and sold the house.

Next issue: Starting out in the new garden in the colonial manner. Got a gardening query? Email

Plan for a gentleman's garden (edited from the pages of the book) The sketch shows a plan of a gentleman's garden of small size, combining usefulness and ornamental planting. As will be seen by key of plan, a great portion of the ground (marked by horizontal lines) is intended for vegetable garden. Part or whole of this might be devoted to ornamental gardening only, forming lawns and additional groups of trees or designs of bedding plants. The vegetable beds, or the space occupied in the plan by the latter, might be used for oranges and other fruit trees, which would certainly change the scenic appearance of the whole, but might nevertheless please some amateur gardeners. Subjoined, a few explanations of the original plan: From a the house, may be seen the vegetable department, as well as that containing shrubs and flowers; b is a good position for a circular flower garden; c is a summer house, or it might be a small vinery or green house; d, e, f are flower beds; g, wall trees: h herbs or strawberries and i, j, k, l, m the kitchen garden.

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Meal deals for locals...and visitors too!


VERYONE loves a good meal deal. So here are some of the dining establishments offering great food and great prices!


Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford - Monday Meatball Madness - $20 (Vegetarian too) Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn - Parma Night - $16-$22 - depending on time Mercato, Daylesford - three courses - $40, five courses - $70


The Surly Goat, Hepburn - lunch special - two courses and a glass of wine - $40 Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn - Roast - $16-$22 - depending on time

Monday - Friday (Not available public holidays or school holidays)

Galley Diner, Daylesford - lunch deal - burger, soft drink, fries - $17 Casa El Rey, Daylesford - lunch deal - burrito, soft drink - $15


Community Lunch:



The 5000 Club, Daylesford is open for lunch from noon every Friday at Stanbridge Hall, Central Springs Road, Daylesford. All welcome.

Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford - Burger Night with chips - $20 Mercato, Daylesford - three courses - $40, five courses - $70 Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford – Pot (or glass of house wine) and Parma - $20 Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham - Locals' Night. Weekly specials @ $18

Fundraising raffles for local organisations are held on Friday evenings at the Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn, the Farmers Arms Hotel, Daylesford and the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham.


Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford – Steak Night - $20 Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn - Burger Night - $16-$22 - depending on time The Plough, Trentham - Locals' All Day Dining - 2 courses $27/3 courses $32 The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham - Woodfired pizza specials


The Surly Goat, Hepburn - lunch special - two courses and a glass of wine - $40 Criterion Hotel, Castlemaine - Express Jalapeno Poppers $12, Fried Chicken Wings $12, Refried Bean Rolls $12, Fried Baby Calamari Tostada $16, 12-2.30pm Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn - Parma Night - $16-$22 - depending on time


The Surly Goat, Hepburn - lunch special - two courses and a glass of wine - $40

Parma for a Farmer Add $1 to a parma at the Daylesford Hotel's Wednesday Locals' Night during August and they will match it, proceeds to Rural Aid. At The Old Hepburn Hotel, for every parma sold throughout August, they will donate $1 to the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign. Farmers Arms Daylesford will donate $1 for every Farmers Classic meal during August with proceeds to Drought Angels.

The Famous Friday Night Meat Raffle For the entire month of August we are raising money for Riding For The Disabled. Come on down for your chance to win the famous meat tray! Real mates. Real community spirit. That’s a real pub.

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For the entire month of August, we are donating $1 from every single Farmers Classic meal to the drought relief fundraisers, Drought Angels. DROUGHT RELIEF FUNDR AISER

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Fundraiser with Bobby Valentine and world premiere of his latest single, “Rare as Rain”, a song for drought relief. Proceeds to Drought Angels. THE WINEMAKERS DINNER

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A wonderful evening with three of our favourite Winemakers. Enjoy a beautiful 3-course dinner with matching wines. G R A N D F I N A L D AY P A R T Y

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Gourmet BBQ, and plenty of drink specials with two large screens showing the live action. Watch the biggest day in AFL with all your mates. INAUGUR AL GOLDEN TONGUE MASTERQUIZ

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Art-full Living Word Art We’re talking words this edition in celebration of the Words in Winter festival at various small towns in Central Victoria. We all have a favourite quote, okay, some of us may have more than one. Pick your favourite quote (or one of your favourites) and make it into word art. It could be a quote from a book, a film, or maybe a quote passed down in your family. How can you make it into art? You could illustrate it, cut letters out of magazines or even paint a background and write over. Have fun with it!

T: @artfulllifer | I: @artfullifer | F: | E: Share a creative day with us in October, Finding Your Story in writing, painting and music at Pandora Ponds, Trentham. Check out the website or contact us for itinerary and details. Live longer, better, creatively!

Send us your ideas for the next challenges. We know you have lots of ideas. Art-full Living is an initiative of Jill Rivers.





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Share Share your word art with us. If you'd like to, upload on social media with hashtags #artfullifer, upload to our website, share with The Local newspaper or in person with family and friends.



Think How did you decide on your quote? Is it a personal favourite, or one you think others would appreciate? How did you feel about putting words into illustration?


If you have more time... Give/post your word art to a friend. Tell them why it's your favourite and why you thought they'd like to hear it.



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Gig Guide Daylesford

The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn

Friday Frivolities – Friday, August 17 Michelle Parsons – Saturday, August 18, 8pm Friday Frivolities – Friday, August 24 Sean Dixon – Saturday, August 25, 8pm

Farmers Arms Hotel, Daylesford Bobby Valentine - drought relief fundraiser - Tuesday, August 28

Bellinzona Grange, Hepburn

Nick from the Velvet Archers - Friday, August 17 Acoustic Blue - Friday, August 31

Blue Bean Love Cafe, Hepburn

Scott Fraser - Friday, August 17 The Old Married Couple - Saturday, August 18 Tommy Castles - Sunday, August 19

Spa Bar, Daylesford

Live Piano Bar - Wednesday, August 15, 7pm-10pm Pennyweight - Thursday, August 16, 7pm-10pm. The Resignators - Friday, August 17, 8.30pm-11.30pm The Howling Owls - Saturday, August 18, 7.30pm-10.30pm Live Piano Bar - Wednesday, August 22, 7pm-10pm Anthony James Neale - Thursday, August 23, 7pm-10pm. DJ Beats with Subi - Friday, August 24, 9pm-11pm Family Farm Band - Saturday, August 25, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Cellarbrations @ foxxy’s - our region’s largest local and boutique wine specialists. Open every day until late. 55 Vincent Street, Daylesford. 5348 3577

Scrub Hill, Dean

Sunday Session Affinity Quartet – Sunday, September 9, 2pm

All gigs are subject to change - you can always check with the venue. Got a gig coming up? Let us know. Listings are free.

Image: Dong Wang

Feast of music


ELBOURNE Chamber Orchestra’s sixth Daylesford-based festival of chamber music brings together musicians from five states for five chamber music events over three days.

Highlights of this year’s festival include the involvement of Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth and Singapore-based cello star Li-Wei Qin, pictured right. The event will be held from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16 starting with “Arpeggione” at the Daylesford Anglican Church on the Friday. “Phantasy” and “From Venice to Madrid” will be held at the Daylesford Town Hall on Saturday with chamber music dining “Christoph Denoth at Lake House” that evening. “Archduke” will be held at the Daylesford Anglican Church on Sunday. MCO was founded in 1991 as Australia Pro Arte. The artistic director is William Hennessy. It presents two Melbourne seasons, at the Melbourne Recital Centre and at the Deakin Edge in Federation Square.


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Central Highlands Football Ladder Waubra 64 Beaufort 60 Gordon 56 Buninyong 52 Springbank 52 Hepburn 48 Newlyn 44 Dunnstown 42 Bungaree 40 Learmonth 34 Ballan 28 Skipton 28 Creswick 20 Rokewood Corindhap 16 Daylesford 12 Clunes 8 Carngham Linton 8 As of August 12, 2018


LENLYON'S Fiona and Stan Harris took part in the The Sun Herald City2Surf in Sydney on Sunday, August 12. They ran 14km and clocked an unofficial time of one hour and 42 minutes.

Boîte performance


HE Trentham Primary school choir has performed at The Melbourne Town Hall.

Choir leader Allison Walsh attended the Mission Songs Project concert in May as part of the Vocal Ranges Festival at the Bluestone Theatre and met choir director Jesse Hitchcock. Ms Hitchcock invited the school’s choir to be a part of the Boîte Mission Songs Regional Schools Choir. This project focuses on collecting songs from all around the world and teaching the songs to children so they are not lost forever when the elders pass on. Each year the songs are collected from a different country. The Trentham students performed them as part of a 300-strong choir at the Melbourne Town Hall last Wednesday, August 8. The students also attended a Music in Education program at The Melbourne Recital Centre and met the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The Local Issue 130 August 13, 2018  
The Local Issue 130 August 13, 2018