Ye Olde Bank’s name changes after 15 years
After 15 years as Ye Olde Bank, the lovely house and garden of Beth McMeekin and Roy Chaplin at 45 Jerilderie Street is to be known as Flora Bank.
Beth and Roy are investing more time into their colourful oasis in the centre of town, and are planning a few changes to encourage visitors to enter the garden and wander among the prolific flowers, shrubs and trees which enchant everyone who passes their property.
Flora Bank is part of Open Gardens, which runs annually from September to mid-June.
If you see the red and white signs outside the front and back gates feel welcome to go into the garden and explore all around this lovely area.
A pop-up shop selling antiques and sundry items will be a ‘sometime’ feature on the west side of the garden, where glassware, sewing materials and all sorts of bits and bobs will be available from time to time.
For group devonshire teas you are advised to make an appointment.
Phone Beth on 0457 618 284 or Roy on 0499 849 320 to make a booking or for more information.
Beth and Roy have visitors from all over Australia, and many from overseas, who have stopped to ‘refresh and relax’, either in the gazebo or the Sea-Shell Tea House, or in one of the many shady areas, often bringing their own tea/coffee and buns.
Local people are always welcome to take advantage of this invitation to step inside the gate, smell the roses and forget daily cares while strolling around the entire garden.
Or you can just sit and listen to the birds.
Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, and the local RSL is inviting everyone to a special ceremony at the Jerilderie Cenotaph at 11am.
Sympathy is extended to former Jerilderie residents Lyn Tranter and her family following the sudden death of their husband and father Merv Tranter, in Canberra on October 28, two months short of his 76th birthday.
Merv’s funeral was on Monday in Canberra.
The family lived in Jerilderie for a number of years, when Merv was manager of the ANZ Bank around the 1980s.
St Joseph’s students are taking part in a three-week tennis coaching clinic at the tennis courts with Greg Duns and his team.
Swimming for sport for St Joseph’s will commence on November 23.
A staff development day will be at St Joseph’s on Monday November 12.
Parents are reminded that students will have the day off.
Rita, Guy and Jonathon Shen will be travelling to New Zealand on November 17 to attend a wedding.
In their absence an enthusiastic group of locals will be running the restaurant at the Sports Club.
The Chinese menu will be modified over the period from November 17 to 20, but on Sunday, November 18, a family roast (pork or beef), with fruit salad and ice cream, will be available at 12 noon at $20 a head.
Rita and Guy will be making a donation from the family roast proceeds towards local community projects.
If you would like to attend, please book either with Rita at the restaurant prior to November 17, or with Jacqui Robertson on 0429 861 560.
Happy wedding anniversary to Di and Vene Mitchell who celebrated their 51st year as a married couple on November 4.
Parents of Year 6 students at St Joseph’s school are invited to a meeting in the Year 5/6 classroom on Wednesday, November 21 at 3.30pm, to discuss arrangements for the Year 6 graduation dinner.
Next Wednesday there is to be a meeting for parents and caregivers of students starting at Finley High School next year.
The meeting will be from 6pm to 7pm in the FHS library.
Mark your calendars for the Jerilderie Public School 2018 production.
Rehearsals are underway with Helen Dickie and the final result will be showcased on Wednesday, November 28.
David Dunn has been visiting both primary schools in Jerilderie.
In their Indigenous Unit of work, years 3, 4, 5 and 6 students at JPS have been studying local Aboriginal culture, including reading and doing their own illustrations for ‘‘Along the Billabong Creek’’ written by Fred Dowling.
David Dunn has also been working with the students at St Joseph’s school on Aboriginal-inspired art works, and has been thanked for his contribution to a new cross for the school.
St Joseph’s students have been encouraged to take a slightly different approach to their Christmas gift-giving at school this year.
Instead of gifts from student to student, they are being asked to help make up a hamper with non-perishable food, and to wrap a small gift, identified with age and gender, to include with the hamper, for those less fortunate.
Tidy Towns will be having a working bee at the Memorial Garden tomorrow at 5pm to tidy up for Remembrance Day on Sunday.
The Tidy Towns December meeting will be at the Colony Inn on Thursday, December 6.