Rylstone and Kandos


The Rylstone Butchery and The Wood Fired Bakery have a newly renovated awning this week. Local builders ‘Bluey’ Martin and Jim Munns painted and re-roofed the old awning. The period green enhances the local yesteryear theme of Rylstone. Just in time for the Rylstone Street Feast.

Traffic Delays

The Mid Western Regional Council is busily, upgrading the Cudgegong road between Rylstone and the Windamere Dam at Old Maids ‘Hill. Several drains have been dug into the road and council workers have been clearing scrub and trees from the side of the road for widening. This notoriously narrow road will be much safer to travel

NO! to Plastic!

Tracey Bell says, “No to plastic bags at the Rylstone IGA store.” After a successful, “No plastic shopping bags July”, shop owner Sarah Gaffikin and Tracey have decided to keep the environment saving policy. Customers bring their own bags, with men being the most conscientious. Sarah said, “We are happy to supply boxes and we sell reusable bags.” With more people embracing sustainable living, Sarah and Helen are on the right track.

Kandos markets

Resuming after the winter break the Kandos Markets had a successful start to the season. In action again on the third weekend of the month the Kandos markets have everything. BBQ, Devonshire teas, White elephant stalls, cakes, biscuits, jams, sauces, chutneys, photography, clothing and more. 

“Get Ready Day”

The Clandulla and Rylstone Bush Fire Brigades joined resources and had information booths and a free sausage sizzle last Saturday. The idea to inform the public with brochures and maps, how to get ready for the upcoming fire season, worked well.

Many people took advantage of the printed material, also to arrange members of the Brigades to visit their properties and give fire protection advice. The BBQ’s surprised many people who approached the tables with money in hand to buy a sausage sandwich, getting quite confused when told they were free. Everyone enjoyed the occasion, a valuable exercise informing the community.

Naked Lady

Last Sunday at the Naked Lady vineyard the Sydney band, “Wolves in Fashion” performed for an appreciative crowd. Situated between Rylstone and Kandos the vineyard is an ideal venue for concerts and entertaining. Owned by the Quaife family, who moved from Sydney in 2013, the Naked Lady venue hopes to provide more entertainment on a regular basis. The next concert will be on October 1, then on monthly.

David’s Diary

  • Glen Davis 65th Year Reunion September 29 to October 2, 6352 2769
  • Ilford Bush Dance September 30
  • Mitchell Stringed Quartet at the Kandos Museum. September 29
  • Rylstone Dog Show September 30