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Pythons: season kicks off this Saturday straight after the Balloon Glow. Come along for a great night out & cheer on the mighty Pythons! Memberships are now available from the Royal Hotel & Canowindra Newsagency. Get behind the boys this year, it is a great social club! WorkCover: bus will visit Molong railway station from 12noon-4pm Tuesday 17 April & in front of Cabonne Councils offices in Cudal 8am-11am Thursday 19 April 2012. Organised by the WBC Strategic Alliance, WorkCover staff will be on hand to discuss new health & workplace safety legislation. Cabonne Mayor Bob Dowling urged as many people as possible to visit the bus and talk with WorkCover officers: There will be a particular emphasis on absestos-related safety measures & small business rebates, so this is a great opportunity for small business owners & employers to obtain the latest information. Canowindra@Home: Dragonboat team have donated $320 to the Canowindra Fitness Path project following their fabulous effort at the inaugural Taste of Orange Dragonboat Challenge. A big thank you to Tom Ward for organising the team & Margaret Wallington for feeding them all on the day. Shiel: that magnificent homestead on the corner of the Mid Western Highway and George Russell Drive was demolished on the weekend, without Cowra Council approval. Council is investigating the situation. ANZAC: Day in Canowindra will start this year with Dawn Service at 6am in Memorial Park, with breakfast following in the Nangar room of Canowindra Services Club. Marchers are asked to assemble in Ryall Street near the Junction Hotel at 10.30am to march off at 10.45am, finishing at Memorial Park where the main service will begin approximately 11am. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath is to place it on the wreath table where your name will be added to the list to be read out for the Laying of the Wreath ceremony. For any queries please contact Mike Harrison President Canowindra RSL Sub Branch on 0427 640 293. Canowindra RSL Sub Branch are looking forward to commemorating this year's ANZAC Day with the local community, it is always very well attending & this year is sure to be the same. Raffle: The Preschool would like to thank the families & community for supporting their recent Easter Raffle, raising around $750, which will go towards finishing the outdoor playground area with plants, sleeper edging & more. Winners were: Gaye Devine, Alyssa Price, Kayla Price, Ellen Norman, Richard Statham, Sarah Cummings, Mary Simpson, Eliza Ward, Ben, Jarrod Breen, Charlotte Carol, Hillary Townsend, Cheryl Kinsela, Leanne Guihot, Ric White, Cathy Smith, Len Hamilton, Harry Duguid & Ludie Rogers. 100 Mile: Dinner Monday 16 April will see Gaskill Street closed to traffic from 3pm to allow for the magical 'set up' transformation. Gaskill Street shop owners are encouraged to dress their windows, or just leave the lights on, as guests will browse down the street from the Junction Hotel. Guests will be arriving from 6.30pm. Shameless: plug for one of my school friends. Bobbie McGees has moved into their new Orange store at 176 Summer Street. Just 6 shops up from the old one, so next time you're in Orange call in and have a look. Vintage: cars were an awesome sight up Gaskill Street on Sunday, & lots of locals & visitors took advantage of the road closure to stroll up & down to check out the well loved vehicles. Time Out: for Carers Morning Tea will be held Monday 16 April at How Bazaar & Cafe 10.30am-12noon. Come along and have some time out, have a cuppa and enjoy a chat. Contact: Cathy at CentaCares Forbes office on 6850 1777. Retiring: A big Thank you & a very sad Goodbye to Ros McNeice, a staff member for some 20 years at Canowindra Preschool. Mrs Mac' has made the hard decision to stop working full time at the Preschool to allow herself time to spend helping family & pursuing other interests, such as travel. Mrs Mac will be sadly missed by the staff, families & children at the Preschool & we all wish her well in her new adventures. Ros has promised to do an occasional casual day & we look forward to these days as she will always be a part of Canowindra Preschool. Ros Thank you for your dedication, love & care from all of us at Canowindra Preschool! Youth Week: Cabonne Mini Youth Festival Friday, 20 April 11am-4pm at Molong Recreational Ground: sausage sizzle, music, games & prizes. Cabonne Short Film Festival: free entry & great prizes to be won & successful films will be screened Saturday 21 April 11am-2pm at Manildra's Amusu Theatre with a free sausage sizzle. For more details & entry forms call Sheryll Selwood on 0428 240 161 or email

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Issue 200



Wednesday 11 April 2012 locally first!



P: 6344 1208 F: 6344 1845
PLAN YOUR PLANTS With all the Summer rain we've had, now is the best time to start preparing your garden for Autumn. "The work that is done now will guarantee optimum display in Spring, advises landscape designer and consultant Sally Bourne. Sally completed her landscaping course at West Ryde TAFE in the early 1990s, and relocated to the Central West nine years ago from Sydneys North Shore. Mother of Megan 5 and Laura 3 and a half, married to Barry, the family lives just outside of Gooloogong and now her daughters are older, Sally is keen to get back to the drawing board. Raised in a third generation of builders family, and with 20 years of experience in the landscape industry, Sally is practical as well as creative; understanding how gardens work with buildings and other structures. Gardens are designed with character, taking into account our local climate and your lifestyle. Known around Canowindra for her successful garden design projects, including: the Preschool; St Edwards' central court; Canowindra Public School upper area; Memorial Park; Sally has also drawn up the plans and documentation for the Sports Oval Dont be a Witness' path. Whether it is just one garden bed, or a whole area completed from scratch, Sally can arrange everything from the comprehensive master plan showing plant selection and layout, contracting tradesmen to complete the whole job, or you can use the master plan as a guide over time. From courtyards to country estates; parks to playing fields; Sally can provide on-site personal consultations to tailor a plan to create your verdant vision. Call Sally on 0417 227 246 for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Above: last year's Balloon Glow. Photo courtesy of Glenn Mickle, Cabonne Council. PAY NOW AND WALK RIGHT IN LATER This year Canowindra residents can pre-purchase entry to Night Markets and Balloon Glow from the Newsagency: $5 per adult; $10 per family (2 adults + kids). This will save lining up at the gates. The Canowindra Challenge Committee have made a number of changes since last year based on feedback from completed surveys. Surveys will be available again this year from the gate, an information table and handed out on the night, and also from local shops during the following week. Your ideas and suggestions are valuable to improve the balloon events year to year, so make sure you grab a questionnaire and fill it our honestly. Crowds are expected to increase from last year, so get to the Sports Ground early there will be a wide variety of stalls and plenty of action. This years fundraising recipients are the Read triplets, so bring a gold coin or two to toss into the bucket. Stay for the Python's rugby match immediately after the balloon glow and cheer them on to victory.

Melissa Lazarou's

Full Circle
exhibition opening

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Friday 13 April @ 6pm

56 Gaskill Street Canowindra
To the editor...
While I commend council for funding a new garden, landscaping, sculpture, etc of the area immediately in front of & around the corner of the Services Club to the tune of $37,800, WHO will maintain this area. I would have thought it was the Club's area to look after, my husband & I have to beautify & maintain our nature strip. The park across the road is lacking in maintenance with Council employees unable to keep up with the weeds, etc. Not enough time allocated for this purpose. The Garden Club have been approached to help in this area. I really believe gardens, parks, etc are COUNCIL responsibility. Morris Park in Rodd Street is also sadly in need of maintenance. Have any of the councillors walked through there in the past 6-12 months? The paths are all overgrown with grass, the only area that looks good is where the Canowindra Garden Club maintains. The lawns (with no thanks to Council, except for the mowing) are nice & green thanks to Mother Nature. This park used to be a showpiece of Canowindra & this year will be 80 years old in August. With maintenance & TLC it could once again be what the Boree Shire had in mind in 1932. I (along with many others) think our money should & could be spent on what we already have not a new garden that doesn't have any plans, as far as I understand, for maintenance. The new Fitness Path is a wonderful concept BUT who will maintain it? Yours sincerely, Mary Finn, Canowindra

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This Weeks


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OPEN GARDEN DAY Autumn is a wonderful time of year with warm days and cool nights. It is also a perfect time for gardens to look their best before preparing for Winter, and six generous households are giving you the opportunity to appreciate their hard work. On Sunday 15 April the Canowindra Garden Club are holding their Open Garden Day, where six gardens in town will be opened to the public between 10am to 4pm at a cost of $10 for all six gardens. Payment will be taken at the Primary School garden, where visitors will receive a map with directions which will be stamped at each garden viewed. The gardens open will be: The Canowindra Primary School (one of Sally Bourne's designs); Restaurant open for dinner - book now! John and Jill Stone 22 Robinson Street; Ian and Betty Brown 3 Short Street; pm Trevor Gaut and Dave Watts 61 Clyburn Street; Photographer's chat with Steve Mullarkey Jim and Jean Goodacre 4334 Belubula Way; Annette Lynch corner of Hospital Lane and nibbles & wine tasting followed by 2 course meal Belubula Way. The Canowindra Garden Club was established by Booking essential - limited seats left the late Margot Chick in the 1980s, and the gazebo in Mill Street was erected by the Club as a pm Double Bill memorial to Margot. The Club now has 30 members, who meet on the third Wednesday of the month at different 3 course meal & show $75pp locations around the town. more than half the tickets to this The Club members planted 200 roses at Morris fabulous event have been sold Park for the bicentenary year as our gift to the Booking essential online town, in the old gardens beds that had been bare of plants for years. The daffodils were planted later, in memory of Joanne White. Members continue to water, weed, fertilize, and mulch the gardens on a roster system. For further information, please contact 6344 1149 or 6344 2845.

taste Canowindra
sat 14 April sat 28 April 7

Banoffee Pie 2 x 395g cans of Top n' Fill Caramel* 180g unsalted butter, chopped 375g digestive biscuits 60ml thickened cream Vanilla essence 75g icing sugar, sifted 4 bananas 30g dark chocolate, finely grated Melt butter in a small saucepan then cool slightly. Crush biscuits into fine crumbs, add butter & combine. Press crumb mixture over base of a greased 28cm loose based tin, refrigerate for 30 mins. Spoon caramel evenly over biscuit base & refrigerate overnight until firm. Whisk cream, vanilla & sugar to stiff peaks. Cut bananas into thin slices. Remove pie from tin & place on a plate. Spoon half the whipped cream over the caramel filling, then place bananas in an overlapping circle working from the outside in. Top with remaining cream & sprinkle with grated chocolate. Cut into slices with a hot dry knife and serve immediately.

Images of Gaskill St

*you can use sweetened condensed milk that has been caramelised by boiling for 2 hours, just make sure the pot doesn't boil me, it's not fun to clean up!

MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30am-6pm SATURDAY 8am-12:30pm SUNDAY 8am-12noon

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F.O.O.D Week Grazing Trail Monday 16 - Friday 20 April

all Canowindra Cellar Doors will be open and serving special food and wine matches

Canowindra Cellar Door

The Canowindra Hotel Dragons v Knights

Friday Night Football
The Feedlot Restaurant Lunch: 12-2pm tue-sun Dinner: 6-8pm thurs-sat Great pub dining!

$4 schooners from 7.30pm More seats added to our dinner & FREE bar snacks on the balcony overlooking the Beer garden & family friendly environment 100 Mile Dinner Monday 16 April. Hamiltons Bluff: Chorizo sausage with spicy chutney and grissini with a 110 Gaskill Street CANOWINDRA 02 6344 1407 Our menu will feature duck, figs, glass of Sangiovese or Pinot Grigio $10 goats cheese, venison, SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM CONCERT THE GOAL IN SIGHT- NEW DEVELOPMENTS On Sunday 29 April, Sydney Conservatorium with Canowindra's five year old Read triplets, Anwen, pistachios, rhubarb & some Swinging Bridge: Seasonal soup to complement Swinging Bridge wines $10 Director of Ensembles David Miller AO, are Mahalah and Gideon, are about half way to their beautiful Canowindra wines. returning to Canowindra for their 12th annual goal of new power wheelchairs. Including off line Toms Waterhole: Homemade All started community, friends $85pp. For bookings please call bread, cheese, salami, pate, olives and concert athas Saints. Whatbe the in Canowindra and online donations, the amazingly towards and in 1998 grown to Cons Grand family have contributed this pickles with a glass of wine $10 Western Tour, which now takes ten days, with achievement, raising $28,000 already! 0458 322 495
Wine: Tasting plate of The Royal Hotel Canowindra Wallington local produce and wine $10
75 Gaskill Street
EXERCISE FOR ALL Tai Chi was originally developed as a Chinese martial art, it has been practiced for general health and fitness purposes since the 16th Century. The essential principles of Tai Chi include the mind integrating with the body; fluidity of movement; control of breathing; and mental concentration. Health benefits derived from Tai Chi include improved fitness, increased flexibility and muscle strength, alleviates stress, improved balance, improved posture, helps to prevent falls, promotes inner peace and tranquillity. Cheryl Shirvington and Sandra Nicholson from Forbes are qualified and experienced Tai Chi for Heath and Community Instructors and have held classes in Canowindra for the past five years. With 12 loyal students over this time, Cheryl and Sandra are now offering a completely new form called Tai Chi Fan in which beginners are welcome to participate. It is not necessary to have previous experience to join these classes. Classes will be held weekly Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm at the Canowindra Primary School Hall from 24 April to 26 June 2012. Classes are scheduled to fit in with school terms, so that family holidays are not disrupted and lessons aren't missed. The cost is $10 per class over 10 weeks, payable in advance to assist in motivating you to continue each week. Fans can be purchased from the instructors. Anyone regardless of age or level of fitness can practice and benefit from Tai Chi. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes should be worn to classes. The venue is perfect for the practice of Tai Chi allowing free flowing movement on the even floor. For further information please contact Cheryl on 6851 2099, or Sandra on 6852 2772.

Canowindra Balloon Challenge

3 more sleeps!

concerts, school visits and master classes in about eight towns throughout central west NSW. The whole spectrum of wind, string, keyboard and percussion instruments, and voices have been performed across many classical and contemporary genres of music and every year David and his students bring something unique. The atmosphere is always magnificent with the afternoon sun pouring in through beautiful stained glass windows at All Saints. The 2pm concert will be followed by afternoon tea and a wine tasting in the church hall as usual, where concert goers can chat with the musicians. includes two violins, viola, This years concert(David Miller) and a baritone cello, guitar, piano voice. The student musicians, all in their early twenties, started playing their respective instruments aged 5 or 6. They have CVs as long as your arm already, and each has a list of distinctions, merit awards, scholarships and multiple accolades. Renovations, Decks, Pergolas, Bathrooms, The repertoire they have been working on this Kitchens & Handyman Work year, from which pieces will be performed in Canowindra include compositions by Saint Saens, CONTACT US FOR A FREE QUOTE Sam OMalveney Steve Maere Mendelssohn, Debussy, Schubert, Schumann, Bach, Dvorak, Ravel, Paginini, Beethoven, Brahms 0459 151 456 0428 119 568 and others. Email: Tickets for the 2pm concert will be available at the door for $20 per person ($15 concession). Check out our work on Bookings can be made in advance, and further information about the program can be obtained Get rid of cockroaches, spiders, by phoning 0429 443 215.

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A few important developments have happened since the last article in the Phoenix: specialised chairs similar to the 'Snap Dragon' chairs that were being considered can possibly be sourced locally. This option would mean the government could partly pay for them and maintain them (still leaving about $30k gap). We could be closer to our goal than we thought. The final decision as to what chair to go with for each child is yet to be made - as they all have different requirements - but one bonus of local sourcing is the reduced ongoing maintenance cost. The Reads are very much looking forward to this Saturday's Balloon Glow event in Canowindra, where a collection will be taken up on their behalf. Volunteers to assist in this collection are desperately being sought. Jemimah Read is thankful that the triplets were chosen to be recipients of this local collection, and wishes to thank the community for all the goodwill and support they have received. For more details on the chairs, fundraising or muscular dystrophy, please contact Jemimah 0458 090 967.

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The next meeting of the Canowindra Show LASSIFIEDS Ladies Auxiliary will be held 3.30pm Fast, efficient service! Lic 70446C Monday 16 April 2012 GARAGE SALE Sat 14 April 9am-4pm 79 Mill Street. at Dianne Wrights home 37 Ryall Street Clothes, shoes, furniture, household ornaments, NB: This meeting will include the AGM jewellery & much, much more! The Co-operating Anglican Church BOBCAT DRY HIRE S160 4 in 1 Bucket. Ideal for Apr 13: "Full Circle" exhibition by Melissa Lazarou 6:30pm @ the Old Vic Inn 6344 1009 Parish of Canowindra, & Uniting flood repairs or any work on your property. Phone Apr 14: Canowindra Challenge Origin LPG Balloon Glow, Night Markets & Rugby Church linked congregations of Tom: 0428 443 263 or 6344 3200 Apr 15: Canowindra Garden Club Open Gardens 10am-4pm. Start at Canowindra Primary Canowindra, Cranbury & Cudal GABBY & ALI'S JAZZ CLASSES Thursdays at Public School, $10 for 6 gardens. School Hall. 3:30pm Infants; 4pm Primary; 5pm Apr 15: Canowindra Clay Target Club 12noon come out for a look & a barbecue lunch. Easter Thursday 12 April High School. $10ea starting 26 April Ph 6344 1638 Apr 15: Lions Biggest BBQ 10am-3pm Age of Fishes Museum, childhood cancer fundraiser 10am Peace Memorial Canowindra Mulch Apr 16: Time Out for Carers Morning Tea 10.30am-12noon How Bazaar & Caf. Come Second Sunday of Easter 15 April FOR SALE 973 lucerne hay $1/bale. Phone 0427 722 along and have some time out, a cuppa & enjoy a chat. Cathy CentaCares Forbes 6850 1777 8am St Matthews Church Woodstock FOR SALE Bobcat 763 C-Series 1996, 5900 hours, Apr 16: 100 Mile Dinner Gaskill Street will be closed at 3:30pm for set up. 9.30am All Saints Anglican Church Apr 21: Bendy Street Emporium The Style Project Design 101 Workshop Canowindra well maintained and serviced, 46hp, 4 in 1 bucket$14,500 inc GST. Selling due to upgrade. Please with Kim Knox-Thurn 02 6344 2471 11.15am Cranbury Uniting Church call Tom 0428 443 263 or email for photos Apr 21-22: Oil painting workshop with Ted Lewis @ River Bank Gallery 6344 2778

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Apr 24: Tai Chi Classes commence 5:50-6:30pm @ Primary School Hall. Cheryl 0400 984 114 ARISH OF T DWARDS SLASHING Ph Geoff Lark on 02 6344 1344 Apr 25: ANZAC Day Dawn Service 6am - order your flowers from Leanne 0438 499 069 CATHOLIC CHURCH CANOWINDRA CANOWINDRA AUTO DETAILING packages to suit pocket Apr 28: "Images of Gaskill Street" photography exhibition replugged...if you missed out Saturday 14 April: last month, Steve Mullarkey will be back to talk about his works 6344 2778 & particularity. Ph Jarrod 0458 698 507
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