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careful watch was kept on the weather during the week leading up to Winter Solstice. A couple of days out and anything could be expected as the forecast changed from sun to rain, to snow and back to fine again. There was no need to worry as Glenlyon turned on perfect weather for the night. Early frost gave way to sunshine during the day and a clear still evening. From 3pm early arrivals collected wood and built a very effective bonfire which flamed spectacularly when ignition was applied. The coolness in the air was quickly dispelled by the bonfire and warming drinks took care of any lingering discomfort. Hot spiced wine is known by a variety of names in colder European countries and whether called glogg, gluhwein, negus or mulled wine it is delicious on a cold night. Several versions were available in Glenlyon of both the traditional alcoholic and the more sedate non-alcoholic versions as well as hot chocolate.
Coffee, Cake, All Day Breakfast, Lunch, Take Away Menu until 3pm Bread, Milk, Papers, Eggs, Range of Groceries/Fresh Produce Ph: 5348 7922 www.glenlyongeneralstore.com.au
Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-2pm Take Away Service Only Thursday to Monday: 8am-4pm Kitchen open until 3pm
Covering Coomoora, Denver, Drum-
See you at the Glenlyon Dam same time next year.
mond, Glenlyon, Porcupine Ridge
Thank you everyone who came and those who generously catered.
Andrew was in charge of the BBQ producing sausages in bread and Anne Dobbs brought her renowned baked potatoes. In addition to the established residents it was good to see some newcomers to the area join in. Fiona Harris commented on Facebook, â€œThanks all. Luna and I had a great time meeting new people and enjoyed the warmth of that fabulous fire.â€? The young, and not-so-young, toasted marshmallows. Sparklers were a fascinating diversion. The heavens produced the final touch as, right on time, the International Space Station made a brief appearance, tracking across the sky before disappearing behind some cloud.
& DISTRICT NEWS
A Warm Winter Solstice
Issue No. 197
Briefly GPA AGM
Progress Association Annual General Meeting and election G lenlyon of office bearers for the next 12 months will be held at the Hall 8pm
Ramblings from the Bramble Patch
on Monday 6 August.
Snail Mail Box
Progress Association now has a letterbox. All snail mail can G lenlyon be addressed to Glenlyon Progress Association, 32 Barkly Street, Glenlyon 3461
Disability Advisory Committee
is calling for applications from the community to serve on its C ouncil Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC will work closely with Council to address barriers to access and inclusion in the community and monitor the progress and implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018–2022. It is seeking people who may have lived experience of physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or neurological impairments. Family members, carers and disability service providers are also welcome to apply. Applications close on 22 August 2018. For further information and the application form, contact Deb Westin, Rural Access Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 025 220.
next Glenlyon CFA Trivia Night will be held on Saturday 25 T he August at 6.30pm.
Book a table of 8 or take pot luck on the night. $10 per person. BYO nibbles etc. Test your “little grey cells” and have a lot of fun.
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Woodduck Community Fireguard Group.
next meeting will be held on Saturday 28 July at 6pm. All O urresidents in the Woodduck area of Wheatsheaf are welcome. For details of the meeting contact Janet Quilty, 5348 1272.
Wheatsheaf Garage Sale
is advance notice of our biennial event which is to be held on the T his weekend of 10/11 November. All Wheatsheaf residents are welcome to take part. So if you are decluttering or have any treasures to offload see if you can wait till November to be part of this community event. We will have a planning meeting in early August. For details contact Janet Quilty 5348 1272.
animals in the family H aving must be the nearest thing to
being a god. Mine apparently think of me as being so anyway, as keeper of the refrigerator and the can opener. The downside is that I get blamed for things beyond my control, the weather, for example. Whenever it is cold and raining Sooty glares at me and meows loudly and complainingly. I assure her it is not my fault, but she does not believe me and is only happy when I conjure up the alternate heat source in the form of the fire or heater. Once I perform my miracle of a warm place she will curl up and purr in appreciative praise of my cleverness. Bruce would have the same unrealistic expectations of me. She too would give me the most reproachful looks when prolonged rain made it too wet and cold for her outside. I tried to explain that she was a dog and her fur coat was designed for outside wear, but she would have none of it. There is an advantage to their indoor preferences. My winter visitors can enjoy my garden in comparative safety. A pair of shrike thrushes have returned to entertain with their repertoire of calls. This is the time of year for the little birds. Pink, red and yellow-breasted robins, wrens, willie-wagtails and all sorts of other small birds flit among the bare branches and creep up tree trunks. At this time, between autumn leaves and spring bulbs, often these birds are the only splash of colour in the garden.
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In the Garden with Murrell By Murrell Osborne hile the weather remains unhelpful for gardening I have written the wisdom for this month’s newsletter.
For those Glenlyon gardeners who think that the local climate offers challenges, the June rainfall figures are interesting. This June was eight times wetter than last June but still 20 percent drier than the long-term June average. Despite these fluctuations I am continuing to put manure on the vegetable beds in anticipation of spring. I intend to plant peas in early August and I hope I will be finished pruning the fruit trees by the end of this month.
Bund S Ratt The Courier Ballarat 12 November 2017 Cr Cottrell on being elected Mayor:
I wonder exactly who it is that is being listened to.
He said he hoped to look closely at how council engaged the community. “I want to make sure the process of engagement is one that does engage and listen and understand the meaning that is provided by the community as a group, not necessarily just the loudest voices,” Cr Cottrell said.
Glenlyon Fire Brigade Trivia Night Glenlyon Hall, Saturday 25 August, 6.30pm MC Jay Gardiner, $10 per head BYO food and drinks Ring Andrew 5348 7792 to book a table for 8
‘The Glenlyon Bus’ Timetable
eed a ride into town? For a gold coin donation the Glenlyon ‘bus’ offers you a return trip by car to Daylesford every Friday. The volunteer driver will pick you up at your door, arriving in Daylesford at 10.30am and departing Daylesford at 1.00pm. To book your ride, contact Jill Teschendorff: Phone: 5348 7947 or 0448808274 Email: email@example.com Please book by no later than Thursday to ensure that a ride is available for you.
Daylesford Field and Game Dates for Shoots held at Glenlyon Reserve 2018 August
Sat 4th Daylesford 75 target “ Old Style “ pre nom 48 shooters max September Sat 1st Daylesford 100 target Super Sporting 9am start October Sat 13th–Sun 14th Daylesford Central Highlands Classic 2 day event (Both at Clunes FGA ) November Sat 3rd Daylesford 75 target December Sat 1st Daylesford Xmas shoot
(UK) Daylesford Cider and Onion Soup This was in an English magazine for a Daylesford (England) specialty, but it could go equally well here. Ingredients: 1kg white onions 500 ml dry cider 1ltr chicken stock 50 ml double cream 1 sprig thyme 1 bay leaf 75 gr unsalted sour dough bread sliced 250 gr mature cheddar cheese Method Sweat the onion in a knob of butter until golden brown Add cider and reduce to half Add thyme, bay leaf, chicken stock and double cream, Ringfor“000” simmer half an hour, adjust seasoning for all house bush Pour the soup&into oven-proof soup bowls, placing the fires. sourdough slices Bushfire info Line on1800 top, scatter the bread with the 240 667 grated cheese and place under the grill until golden brown, Serve hot
Glenlyon Weather Summary — June 2018 By John Cable ainfall for June was below the long-term average with Murrell Osborne in Glenlyon recording 77mm for a yearto-date (YTD) total of 333mm, Andrew Hitchman at Diary Flat Road, 87mm for a YTD of 347.5mm and the author 77mm for a YTD of 308mm. This compares with the Daylesford long-term average of 106mm for the month but a big improvement on the 9mm recorded in June 2017.
The BoM website indicates that winter in south east Australia will be drier and warmer than average with an 85% chance of the region receiving between 100 and 200mm over the next three months. For comparison purposes the long-term average for the winter in Daylesford is 310mm. The ENSO forecast remains neutral, neither El Nino or La Nina, but the various models indicate an increased probability of reaching an El Nino threshold during spring.
Lismore Farmers Visit Glenlyon By Margret Lockwood ismore Landcare Network obtained funding through Australian Landcare for local farmers to look at innovative farm practices in areas other than their own. The facilitator, Shari McConachy, had met John Cable at a Gorse Task Force meeting and after chatting for a while, they decided that Hepburn Shire would be a good place to visit. The date changed so unfortunately John was unable to do the honours with a guided tour and expert commentary on the work done on gorse around Glenlyon.
However, travelling in the Lismore Community bus, the group of 18, mostly farmers from Landcare groups around Lismore were very happy with their visit to Glenlyon. They arrived at the Glenlyon Reserve where they had morning tea and then a guided walk along the Biolink looking at the work of the Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group. This included the weed control and revegetation work as well as the de-snagging of the Loddon River between Dysart Street and the Daylesford-Malmsbury Road, to mitigate future floods. The bus picked them up at the General Store and drove them to see the Loddon Falls, and the work done there by Glenlyon Landcare and Parks Victoria. The bus was able to park on newly laid gravel, delivered by the Hepburn Shire and spread by Gerald Coffey. Patterson’s Curse was spotted on the trail to the top of the falls by one of the Lismore farmers who is also a weed control contractor. This weed is uncommon in our area so we will need to eradicate it quickly before it spreads. The group then had a well earned lunch at the General Store. Their accommodation was in Hepburn. They spent the following day touring a free range egg farm and then a boutique piggery and butcher. This very sociable group later joined the Glenlyon community for our monthly community dinner. The noise level continued to rise as people struck up conversations. There were numerous envious visitors to the kitchen to check out the facilities, including the much admired dishwasher. They think our Hall is beautiful and believe we should be very proud of what has been achieved recently. The Lismore visitors were delighted with the three-course meal cooked by Joy, Pat and Margret with assistance from Margie and Leanne from Friends of Cornish Hill. They were interested to hear about our other social events such as the mid-winter bonfire and the visit to the von Guerard exhibition in Ballarat. They left full of ideas. One of Lismore’s projects has been the development of a wetlands area. They have a breeding pair of brolgas and have recently had workshops on brolgas and frogs. Nearby Mt Elephant is an interesting geological feature, recently found to be much older than scientists had realised. Lismore has offered to host Glenlyon if we choose to visit them. Already people are talking about a mini-bus excursion and overnight stay. Let’s hope it works out.
My Health Record: what you need to know
n 2018, a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare-eligible Australians who choose to have one. My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place. It is a secure and private online record. Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may be able to see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to, like in an accident or emergency. To make sure you have all the necessary information you need to know about the system an information and awareness session is being held on Wednesday 25 July at 6pm at the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre,13 Camp Street, Daylesford. In the session you will be given information on the system, including: what is it, what does it do and how do you use it? Privacy and security, who has access and what to do if you do not want a record will be covered. Sessions will run for approximately 60 minutes with the opportunity for you ask questions and take away information to keep at home and share with your family. This will be free session designed to encourage informed decision-making about your My Health Record options. Light refreshments will be provided, please RSVP for catering purposes. For more information, please contact Samantha McIntosh, My Health Record Community Engagement and Communications Officer on; Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 5304 5637 or visit the website https://myhealthrecord.gov.au/
Glenlyon Brigade Annual Dinner and Presentation of Medals By Andrew Azzopardi he Glenlyon Brigade Annual Dinner was held at the Glenlyon Hall on Friday 29 June, when awards were announced for 12 local members. Margret Lockwood organised Gary Thomas to cater for the 40 or so brigade and community members, who enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal, served in the warm surrounds of our refurbished hall. In a display of enthusiasm, Carmel and Mick Bolton just made it back to Glenlyon from their European jaunt in time for the dinner!
Captain Brett Mason welcomed District 15, Moorabool Regional Officer Chris Bigham. Speaking on behalf of the Chief Officer, Chris said that it was important to celebrate nights like this and to recognise the service of volunteers to the Country Fire Authority. He said “It gives me an opportunity to meet members”. Chris described the insignia for the CFA service awards as “consisting of a circular medal with the CFA emblem contained within a rim and a scroll carrying the words Service Award (or Life Member). The emblem is superimposed on the Fire Star, which is based on the eight-pointed Cross of St John. Each point separately represents the virtues of Dexterity, Explicitness, Gallantry, Loyalty, Observation, Perseverance, Sympathy and Tact. These virtues were considered to represent the qualities of a firefighter, so the star was chosen as the insignia of many fire services including the CFA”. Chris presented the following awards for service: Anne Dobbs 15 years, Andrew Azzopardi 20 years, Dave Johnson (previous Captain) 20 years and Colin Priest 20 years. A number of members were absent from the evening and these were recognised: Xavier Irving 10 years, Cathy Kew 10 years, Denise McMinn 15 years, Sylvia Larkin 15 years, Eric Fah 20 years and Kim Piesse 25 years. Chris expressed pride in the achievements of Chris Bigham congratulates Colin Priest for the final two recipients as being incredibly rare. Robert 20 years service Forbes achieved 55 years’ service and Keith Irving was honoured with a 60 years’ service award. The Irving family were well represented in the awards with the grandfather/grandson combination of 70 years of service recognised on the night. Father, Ray Irving, filled in the gap with his 40 year medal awarded last year to make up an amazing 110 years of service between them for this family. The rest of the evening was enjoyed by members socialising together. Altogether, a warm evening held in the middle of winter.
Rudi Flink and Trevor Chester raise their glasses
Damian and Leonie Leonard, Donna and Evan Davis appreciate their dessert
Vegie Gardeners Assist Young Locals By Jill Teschendorff oung people are the beneficiaries of funds raised during the Gardens of Glenlyon event held in February. As part of Growing Vegies in Glenlyon, gardeners opened their vegie patches to the public. They were keen for the proceeds from the event to go to organisations or events that would benefit young people in the region and they found two worthy causes.
few Celebrity Chefs among their ranks.
Daylesford Primary School’s Kitchen Garden Scheme was another local program in urgent need of financial support. Waste from the school kitchen and vegetable garden is collected and shredded to make compost and then put back into the soil. A shredder was needed for the program to work effectively, but a safe and effective one was beyond the reach of their tight budget. With a Daylesford Girl Guides urgently required a barbecue for donation of $1,400, the school is now the proud owner of their functions and fundraising events. A donation of $360 a state-of-the-art garden waste shredder. The vegie from the Gardens of Glenlyon, has enabled them to gardeners are looking forward to seeing the skills and purchase an attractive and durable barbecue which will joys of vegie growing passed on to the next generation. be constantly used at their events. There may even be a
Regional Arts Grant for Glenlyon
ourteen projects in Victoria have received $160,000 through the Australian Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund delivered by Regional Arts Victoria.
Glenlyon Progress Association received $4,860 for Nature Devours Art. In this project the relationship of art to its environment will be explored and ecological awareness will be created by fusing human creativity and natural surroundings. An artist-in-residence, Jodie Director of Partnerships at Regional Arts Victoria, Liz Zito, said that the projects would contribute greatly to the Goldring, and an environmental education consultant, creative activity occurring across the state throughout the Nicole Howie, will be employed to lead the community in identifying and gathering indigenous and exotic plants year. growing alongside the riparian zone of the Loddon River. “Regional Arts Victoria is proud to partner with the Under their guidance, the community will work together to Australian Government on this program”, she said create impermanent eco-sculptures and structures using natural and found objects. The works are intended to be Successful applicants in Round 1 2018 include Spa Country Events Group Inc, Hepburn receiving $11,400 for gradually absorbed back into the landscape by the elements The Mosquito Community Storytelling and Kirsten Bradley of Hepburn $15,000 for Why Listen to Bees?
Men’s Kitchen at Glenlyon Fire Station
ver the last few months the Glenlyon CFA Fire Station has provided a warm welcome for the U3A Kyneton Men’s Kitchen cooking classes. Men’s Kitchen commenced as a joint project by the Daylesford/Hepburn and Kyneton U3As in 2016. It was planned as an opportunity for men to learn cooking skills in a supportive environment, providing opportunities to discuss issues and concerns, both culinary and other. The course was earlier offered by Daylesford/Hepburn U3A but, after an initial success, struggled for numbers. It was decided to try a joint venture, this has worked brilliantly with 12-14 attending in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In locating the course we looked for a venue which minimised travel and came upon the Glenlyon Hall. The Hall renovations obliged us to move. It was suggested that the Glenlyon Fire Station kitchen might be suitable. An inspection confirmed that and we were delighted to be given permission to use it. The domestic size of the kitchen and the adjoining room provide an excellent ambience and facilities. Although the Hall renovations are complete, the group has sought permission to continue Men’s Kitchen in the Fire Station. Apart from the location, the course’s success is very much due to the skills of our volunteer tutor, chef Robert Wooller. Robert commenced his career after trade school, as a junior chef on the last of the great ocean liners, Queen Elizabeth 2. Robert continues with a range of activities in the food industry, of which U3A Daylesford/Hepburn are fortunate to be part. The age range of the group is from 60 to 80. The course is participatory, members assist with preparation, Robert explains and demonstrates and at the end of the session we all partake of a superb threecourse luncheon, with suitable beverages and brilliant conversation . The cost is $20 per session. The next series starts 12 September. A donation of $200 is made to defray costs to the Glenlyon Fire brigade. Contact: email email@example.com or phone 0439 360 763.
CONTACTS Central Highlands Goat Club: Neil Pearson 0490 083 954 Daylesford Field & Game Assoc: Dave Collins, President 5348 3167; Jody Wallace, Vice President 5348 4245; Jack Johns, Target Co-ordinator 5348 3353 Dromtonpa Tibetan Mahayana Buddism: Peter Stripes 5348 7554 Glenlyon Cemetery Trust: Glenda Fleischer 5348 7539 Glenlyon CFA: Brett Mason 0408 391 842 Glenlyon CFA Volleyball: Colin Priest 5348 7674 Glenlyon Forest Group: Gayle Osborne 5348 7558 Glenlyon Playgroup: Justine 0439 877 254 or Katie 0403 225 757 Glenlyon Pony Club: Sarah Klas 0438 583 176, firstname.lastname@example.org Glenlyon Progress Assoc: Joy Durston 5348 7542 Glenlyon Recreation Reserve: Bob Kennedy 5348 7692 Glenlyon Sports Club: Evan Davis 5348 7737 0407 093 866 Glenlyon Under 14 Cricket Club: Murrell Osborne 5348 7714 Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group: Peter Sago 5348 7621 Glenlyon Village Market: Dan Harris 5348 7662 Glenlyon Wool Crafters: Pam Harris 5348 7662, Isobel 5348 1077 Insight Meditation: Frances Guerin 5348 7657 Riding for the Disabled: Lesley Hewitt 5348 1749
1st MONDAY of even months Glenlyon Progress Association 8pm
1st & 3rd MONDAYS Craft Group meets in the Hall 1pm 2nd MONDAY quarterly Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare, 8pm in the Hall (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct)
Sat 21 July Glenlyon Village Market Hall, 9am-1pm
WEDNESDAY weekly Glenlyon Playgroup 10am-12noon, in the Hall Last THURSDAY each month Dinner on the Deck, Hall 7pm
Thurs 26 July Dinner on the Deck Hall, 7-8.30pm
FRIDAY weekly Insight Meditation 9-10.30am 55 Whitegum Drive, Wheatsheaf
Mon 6 August Glenlyon Progress Association Meeting And AGM Hall, 8pm
2nd & 4th FRIDAYS Wool Crafters meet in the Hall 10am 3rd SATURDAY each month Glenlyon Village Market at the Hall 9am-1pm
Sat 25 August CFA Trivia Night Hall
1st SUNDAY of each month Central Highlands Goat Club Glenlyon Hall 12.30pm 3rd SUNDAY each month Pony Club Rally, Glenlyon Reserve
Useful Phone Numbers Traffic Hazards
Hepburn Shire: 5348 1633 VicRoads: 13 11 70
Bushfire Infoline VicFire
1800 240 667 during fire season 1800 668 511 (to register your burn off)
BADGAR: 1300 223 427 / 5368 1501 Wildlife Victoria: 1300 094 535
Manfred Zabinskas, Five Freedoms Animal Rescue 0438 681 501.
SES Flood and Storm
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MASSAGE: Prani Glow Massage and Dayspa ̶ Thai-inspired organic day spa providing high quality facial, body and foot massage. Glenlyon locals receive $15 off massages on Sunday afternoon. Booking by appointment only. Call 0467 207 329, www.praniglowdayspa.com.au Kinesiology and Sports Massage – Karralla Retreat Wheatsheaf. Kerryn for Holistic and Resonance Kinesiology and Counselling. $100 per hour. email@example.com Derek for professional remedial and sports massage treatment. $80 - 60 minutes $45 - 30 minutes. firstname.lastname@example.org Kerryn and Derek Sedgman: 5348 7607 Myotherapist Emilia Sadler – Porcupine Ridge Specialised Soft Tissue Therapy- Massage, Myofascial Dry Needling, Chronic and Acute Injury Management; Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise. Fully Registered, Health Fund Rebates Available. $90 per hour consultation ($60 Concession) 0433 188 825 MINI EXCAVATIONS: Jamie Liversidge – 1.7t Excavator. Landscaping, trenching, stump and post holes, retaining walls and small driveways. Please don't hesitate to call Jamie on 0438 483 432 PAINTING AND PLASTERING: AJF Painting & Plastering – Anthony Francis. Get the job done right, first time. 5348 7889, 0448 953 054 SIGNWRITING: Viking Signs – Signwriter since1979 Porcupine Ridge Local, Traditional Handwritten or Vinyl Cut Signage. Local and Interstate Also... 3D Chalk Pavement Street Art; Altered Skin SFX Make Up & Prosthetics. Custom Body Art Clark: 0418 378 668 www.3dchalkartbyviking.com WINERIES: Fontanella Wine & Vineyard – 1225 Malmsbury Road, Glenlyon. Tastings, Sales, Espresso coffee. Open weekends and public holidays from 12noon5pm or by appointment. 5348 7908 Wombat Forest Vineyard and The Burrow Event Space –189 Springhill Road, Denver. Established 1997. Cellar Door, Regional Platters and Function Space available for Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies and Special Occasions. Open weekends, public holidays or by appointment. 0427 239 334, email email@example.com