Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Viv Markham, Tarrangower Times


Bank – Increased profits

‘Tis the season of the Annual General Meeting, and an attentive audience gathered at the Maldon Community Centre last Wednesday evening for the Community Bank Maldon & District’s AGM ... Bank Chair Ross Egleton thanked the Board’s directors and welcomed new Board members Michael Annear and Jessica Clarke-Hong.

All set for the Folkie!

The Maldon Folk Festival returns this weekend, with a sensational program that features performers from across Australia, the US and England ... Where to start?! Let’s begin with Gina Jefferey, who must surely be one of the queens of country music.

Tony, Mac and a handful of hope

Thanks to photographer extraordinaire Rob Leeson for this great photo of Newstead farmer Tony Butler, and Kelpie Mac, in a paddock of wheat. In recent weeks, the local region has received around 40mm of rain, and this has been a bonus for farmers.

School buildings remain empty

Baringhup Primary School was an important community hub until its doors closed in 2017, following an exodus of students. What has happened at the school since then? The answer is: not a lot.

Planning application concern

Opposition has been expressed by nearby residents regarding a proposed planning permit application for a 16-block subdivision in Maldon on land bordered by Lowther, Reef and Polsue Streets ... It is understood that their objections include the small size of some of the blocks and the inappropriateness of the development in relation to the surrounding area.

All set for the Show!

Not to be missed this Sunday (15 October) is the Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Show, which runs from 9am to 4pm (with free entertainment for the children starting at 10am) at the Maldon racecourse ... The [Tarrangower] Times caught up with Kristina Forbes last weekend, who was in the process of finalising arrangements for entries into six (that’s right, six!) categories of the floral art section of the Show.

And the winner…

…of the 2023 Logie for the best lifestyle series is - Channel Nine’s Travel Guides! Which meant that Maldon locals Janetta Stones and Kevin Moloney not only strolled the red carpet at the recent Logie Awards ceremony in Sydney recently. They also joined their fellow travellers onstage to accept the award. Well done, seasoned travellers!