Kandos and Rylstone news

The Rylstone Public School SRC asked local artist Jenny Conlon to paint a mural for the Dinosaur Garden. Through all degrees of weather Jenny completed the project. During the official opening last Wednesday Jenny gave a talk about her painting.

Rylstone RFS AGM

The next monthly meeting of the Rylstone Rural Fire Service will be the Annual General Meeting, when all executive positions will be open for election. There will not be any training this month, as it is too cold to play with water, pumps etc.

KRR-FM Plumbing Update

Tradesman Ben Suttor and Bob Comer undertook the work renewing ancient sewage line which was starting to get continual blockages. Also renewed old galvanised water pipes into KRR’s building. “Part of a long-term plan to upgrade and modernise the studios.

The work was done in one day to minimise disruption. The next work to be undertaken is a retaining wall along the western side of the building to prevent runoff water and seepage from entering the underfloor area of the building.

KRR has acquired a grant for this next stage from the State Government via local member, Paul Toole. It will be done by stone mason Ron Lodewijks and his team from Stone Restorations.”

Brent Barlow, President, KRR-FM

Crave Natural Food Workshop

A small group, enjoyed a fascinating day, learning the art of creating and preserving foods, in St Domonique’s Church Hall, Kandos.

‘The Fermented Vegetable Workshop’ run by Christine Corner, Artisan Fermenter, was taught how to make sauerkrauts, pickles, vinegar, kombucha, preserves, medicines and interesting drinks. For more information, Email : cravenaturalfood@gmail.com

Railway Hotel Bistro Kandos

With the crackling wood fire in the dining room I sat down to interview Andrew and Aster Hawkins, new owners of the iconic Railway Hotel Bistro. Andrew was born and bred in Rylstone, while Aster comes from New Zealand. The couple have been running the Bistro for five months now. Andrew left Sydney to look after his father, who passed away recently.

Andrew had been a chef at, ‘The Pavilion’, Coogee and Head Chef at ‘The Dove and Olive Hotel’ Surrey Hills which won ‘The Best Hotel of the Year 2016’.

Last February Andrew had the chance to open the Bistro and seeing a ‘Tree Change Chance’, accepted the challenge.

Andrew said, “The Bistro is completely different to anything else in town with a wide selection on the menu (60 items), meals are substantial and economical and the tables are laid with linen napkins. “

Each day of the week has a special treat on the menu for dinner. Cappuccino, tea, milkshakes, juice and some wines and beer are available and when the bar is open, it is fully licenced. Book a tasty meal, phone 0435931085

-by David Innes