Are you computer savvy? Even a little? Or do you have an interest in learning something new? If so, you might be interested to learn a desktop publishing program called InDesign which we use to create our newsletter each month. We need some new, and interested parties to learn the program, then help to prepare the newsletter for printing.
The Cherry Gardens Uniting Church Christmas Carols will be held at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 18 December. Children’s activities, which include craft, face painting and a balloon twister, start at 6.30 pm with the carols starting at 7.30 pm.
Did you know? The Cherry Gardens airbase is one of only two Class A airbases in South Australia, both which are servicing water bombing operations in the Mt. Lofty Ranges zone. We operate independent to the local Cherry Gardens CFS Brigade although all our volunteers are registered with the brigade.
Guest Speaker Steve Adcock of DroneCo: Steve provided us with an insight into using Drones in Agriculture and showed us a range of drones which he uses in his business of photographing weddings, social events, mining operations, vineyard vegetation growth etc.
Before the beginning of last summer I would have discussed with you the importance of keeping your equines safe in times of disasters, namely bushfires. Now there are some other factors to take into consideration which will help in the evacuation/handling or relocation of your horse.
This month has seen us busy again with various jobs around the community, most of which were minor in nature and straight forward to resolve. As we move toward the end of another year (how fast did that one go?) I thought it a good chance to look back and cover some of the achievements and challenges we faced in 2018
From time to time, instead of bringing speakers from outside, we enjoy hearing from members of the club which is helpful in better getting to know each other. Claire drew our attention to “Mindfulness through Gardening” and Pauline showed us a pictorial presentation of her recent visits to two beautiful English gardens: The Eden project and The Lost Gardens of Helligan, both in Cornwall, UK.
There has been a huge increase in the numbers of ringtail possums coming into care, particularly from cat attack. As I write, there is a New Holland Honey Eater struggling for its life because of a neighbours’ cat slinking across a local’s garden with the bird in its mouth.
Former long-time resident of Cherry Gardens Rob Walker recently launched his new book, “Square Pegs” at the Once and Again Book Café on Marion Road. Rob and his wife Lyn lived at 111 Cherry Gardens Road for 31 years.
Update following the Annual General Meeting + local award-winning author and zoologist Daniella Clode provided a fascinating talk based on her book The Wasp and the Orchid, the Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman.
The SA History Festival has grown significantly from 2004 when 97 organisations participated in the first History Week. Cherry Gardens participated in a couple of the earlier History Weeks with a display of some past history at the Hall one year, and a bus tour through the district in another year. So I guess the question is whether any local residents would like to participate in something for the 2019 SA History Festival.
Believe it or not, we're already a month into the cricket season, it really sneaks up on you + This year on Saturday December 15th the Cricket Club is holding a T20 Double Header and this will be immediately followed by a Community Christmas Show complete with a visit from Santa for the kids.
Over the years several small shops were in the district, from sweet stalls at the post offices to a little general stall. The last of these closed down about 1970. There was also a milk and paper delivery which ended about 10 years ago with the passing of Eddie Jacobs.
Last month we reported on an early wedding and a baptism. Much information was lost after a circuit minister at Blackwood insisted on centralising records at Blackwood only to have them destroyed by fire in the 1930s.