This months Coffee and Cars had only a few vehicles on show. The freezing weather was to blame. Hearty souls paraded their prized possessions. The June turnout should be better with proposed advertising on KRR-FM. Motorbikes are invited as well as any vehicle that is special to their owner. The next Coffee and Cars will be Saturday morning, 8th June 10am-12.
Mother's Day at Naked Lady Wines
Hosts Diane and Mike Quaife couldn't have dreamed for better weather to celebrate Mother's Day, after the big chill passed through the Central West last week. The Naked Lady vineyard was bathed in warm sunshine, as the diners enjoyed the music and the beautiful vista. Musicians Peter Foerster and Dharma entertained with quiet, foot tapping renditions of music favourites. The Naked Lady Wine's menu featured the Mother's Day New York Style Brunch which came in two courses. This popular choice will be continued in the near future. For more information: www.nakedladywines.com.au or Facebook
Homemade Pies for the Rylstone Markets
A good turnout at the Rylstone markets saw the usual stalls with their owners buried under beanies, scarves and big warm jackets. Perfect for the cold weather was Brenda Watts and Annie Kay's beautifully made, rich smelling homemade pies. The hot pies in the oven smelled deliciously dangerous. Their stall also had Sausage rolls, cakes quiches and biscuits. Next markets I'm buying some !
Deborah Balloch's Art Lessons at the Globe Hotel
The Globe Hotel in Rylstone feels a sense of Community ! Once again, the Globe Hotel leads the way in community activities in Rylstone, running off the back of its successful community markets held on the third Sunday of each month in the beer garden providing a forum for local talents to sell their wares free of charge. The Globe has teamed up with one of Rylstone's much, loved award winning local artists Ms Deborah Balloch FRAS, by providing a venue for her to teach a lucky few, her skills of oil painting on Wednesday's from 2.15 - 5.15pm with 12 lucky talented locals practicing their newly taught painting skills. All are increasing their brush miles in the hope of getting hung in the NSW Archibald Art Prize in the future (distant hope for some). For enquiries please contact Philip on 02 6379 1048
Karen Grant Photographer
Karen Grant aims to photograph every person in Kandos and Rylstone. This is her story. 'Captured by Karon Photography', provides professional photography services to local businesses and community organisations, as well as promoting the beautiful region we live in with stunning local cards and prints. The natural beauty around Rylstone and Kandos provides endless opportunities for me to capture our landscape in the perfect lighting moment for you to enjoy on your wall each day or to send to friends who are not so spoilt as us. After the local landscape has taken your breath away, you will then be amazed by the beautiful, well-cared for, old sandstone buildings in Rylstone too. A collection of large local photographs adorns the walls of The Globe Hotel and an even larger collection hang on the walls in the residential area of Rylstone Hospital (MPS). To see a great selection of my photographs you can follow me on Instagram @cbkaron
Virginia Hollister's Historical Talk on Rylstone's Main Street.
Mid-Western Regional Council have engaged Barbara Hickson, Heritage Architect, and me (as Historian, Editor, Photographer) to update a study of the main street of Rylstone that was done in 1991 by Tony Ward. The study looks at the buildings on both sides of Louee Street from Dabee Road to Cox Street (i.e. two blocks). Back in 1991, Ward wrote descriptions, made comments about the heritage significance (if any) of the buildings, repeated some of the local history about the buildings and owners, and then made comments about conservation or restoration needs of each building. The study included historical photographs (if any) and then 1991 photographs of each building.
Now almost 30 years later Barbara and I have gone through the same exercise extending Ward's work. Of course, many buildings have changed owners and changed uses. Barbara Hickson has focused on heritage significance and conservation recommendations, and I have focused on adding to the historical information (or correcting mistakes in Ward). My greatest source of information has been 1) the National Library's database of newspapers online called TROVE and 2) information from the local community about who used which building for what business when! I have added further historical photographs, and documented what the buildings look like in 2019.
When our project is complete, copies of the individual building information sheets will be sent/given to each building owner, and the complete set will be published and placed in local libraries, historical societies, National Trust, etc. There will also be a community meeting called to look at the recommendations and results overall.
My talk at the Bridge View Inn on Saturday focused on interesting or amusing historical snippets that have come to light during the research (much of which will not be in the updated study). I talked about some of the people, events, and businesses from the 1870's through the 1930's, illustrated using historical photographs of Rylstone. And there's a QUIZ: Where was the ice-skating rink and the boxing ring in Rylstone's main street? And where was the dam? Yes, in the main street!! Virginia Hollister Ph. 0458 597 550
May 17-19 May Rylstone Airpark Celebration of Aviation
May 18 Kandos 342 Fire Station open day
May 19 Rylstone Swap Meet
May 19 Rylstone Sunday Markets, Globe Hotel
May 20 Biggest Morning Tea, 11am Rylstone Club
May 24 'Balloon Glow' Rylstone Airport. Flights on Saturday