A Diamond Anniversary – Creating A Home Among the Plum Trees


Jan and Max Cowdry of Galston celebrated 60 years of marriage having married at St George’s Anglican Church in Hurstville on the 13th of May 1961. As Jan was a Girls’ Brigade leader at the time the girls from the Brigade created a guard of honour to pay tribute to the newly weds. Jan and […]

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Galston Chamber of Commerce… IT TAKES A VILLAGE Shortly after forming The Galston Chamber of Commerce in 1971, a need was evident for a local paper to inform the community about local happenings and assist local businesses in promoting themselves through advertising. From the original Galston & District News, to the […]

News from the Fagan Park Friends

Fagan Park

We had an excellent turnout of visitors to the Fagan Park on ANZAC Day, and the volunteers very much enjoyed being able to get out the vehicles and some of our other treasures to put on display. A few of our members brought along their own historic vehicles, including the Leyland P76 Force 7V, which […]

Four Day Snowy Hike for 1st Dural Venturers

Snowy Hike

By Ian McArthur The 1st Dural Venturers, a 16-18-year-old section, recently spent four days camping and snowy hike in the Mountains. The most challenging Snowy Hike was from Charlotte Pass to a lookout above Blue Lake and return, which included a climb through alpine scrub and a tricky rock hop across the Snowy River. Blue […]

Galston Book Fair

Book Fair

By Bev Jordan A feast awaits avid book worms at the annual Galston book fair Rotary Club giant There will be over 40,000 books for sale at Galston Community Centre on June 25, 26 and 27, including some first editions and some signed by the author. The collectibles table will include a signed copy of […]

Allegro is Having A Winter Festivus Celebration in June

Winter Festivus

12pm Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd June to be precise What’s a Winter Festivus luncheon in June, you ask?? It’s when you just can’t wait for ‘Christmas in July’ Allegro is serving up a traditional Christmas set menu with 2 very Christmassy canapes to start, and a mouth-watering sweet corn & smoky bacon chowder entrée, […]

Arcadian Quilters-update

arcadian quilters

At Arcadian Quilters,  We ended the merry month of May with . . . COLOUR, COLOUR, COLOUR! Isn’t this just magic …. named appropriately “Under the Sea” and to be given to a very fortunate grandson! This is one of the “Covid-days Quilts” … ready for the final touches, and is named Four Seasons (from […]

Caring is A Family Business

Caring Family Business

Thompson health caring has just opened its newest aged care facility – dural house. The development offers resort styled accommodation with 145 high care, permanent and respite places with 24 hour Registered Nursing Care. Dural House has a seven day recreational program and its own bus for outings. Residents can join as many activities as […]

Keep occupied…


What are the best ways to keep occupied?. As we age and we are less able to contribute to our communities and with the colder weather, it is easy to feel despondent. As well, we are still feeling the effects of the social isolation due to Covid-19 that everyone found so hard to endure. James, […]

Why choose a retirement village?

retirement village

Enjoy the confidence that comes from belonging A retirement village might not be for everyone; however, those who choose to make the move agree that they should have done it sooner. For some, it is the opportunity to meet new people and find companionship, while for others, it’s about enjoying the freedom from maintaining a […]