Arts and garden gallery and restaurant open
In opening the centre, Cr Bate marvelled at the size of the Jamieson community that could boast a new restaurant, an art and garden nursery, three hotels, a general store, a café, a post office and gallery, a motor service station, caravan parks and a number of accommodation businesses.
Following the opening ceremony and refreshments, business was brisk with paintings, plants and pottery all going to new homes.
SOME 16 residents attended the recent Jamieson Community Group meeting held at the Memorial Hall last week.
Chairman Chris Badrock thanked the dozen volunteers for their tireless efforts, with the recent working bees at Gerrans and Matthews Reserves.
Government funding is to be allocated for the purchase of trees to be planted at the sweeping entrance to Jamieson, for the restoration of the Avenue of Honour, at Matthews Reserve.
Gerrans Reserve will undergo a shrub planting prior to Anzac Day next month.
The site for a commemorative tree planting and plaque, will be prepared, recognising the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day.
It was reported that the Memorial Hall heating and cooling project has been completed.
Preparations for the Jamieson Autumn Festival are in progress with many events being co-ordinated to make it a success.
JAMIESON hosted a fly fishing clinic recently, presented by wellknown Jamieson home owner and keen fly fisherman, Jim Baumgurtel.
The event was conducted at Freddie and Angie Leong’s Jamieson Valley Retreat.
Two Australian national title holders, Vern and Luke Barby, plus Australian team member Brian Hughes, added their vast knowledge of reading the waterways, fly fishing, tying flies and mastering the art of this elusive and very rewarding sport.
The two day clinic was a superb success with the guests learning the craft and living together in this pristine environment.
Many keen local fly fishing enthusiasts enjoyed the experience.
A number of local business operators supported the event.
Further clinics are to be held in Jamieson.
The Harvest Festival weekend in May will be a good opportunity for fly fishing enthusiasts to hone their skills, or learn the art.
The clinic raised funds to send father and son Australian champions, Vern and Luke Barby, to compete in the 2015 world championships in Bosnia.
LOCAL resident Brian Dixon was delighted with the news of the safe arrival of twin granddaughters on March 3 at Calgary in Canada.