Ye Olde Bank’s name changes af­ter 15 years

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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.

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