Wool Group Yarning – June 2020

Due to lock down we haven’t been meeting at the Multi Purpose building as usual, but we have managed to keep in contact via Face book; hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can get back to our normal meetings. Nevertheless we have all been busy getting on with our projects: after a…

Boolarra Men’s Shed – Active in our Community – March 2020

We have finally received our grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to install solar panels on the roof of the Shed. The installation will commence on 9 March 2020. I have just received disappointing news that one of our most recent members, Rev. Peter Carter, is leaving our community. Personally, I have…

Wool Group Yarning – March 2020

Our Wool Group members and a few lucky husbands finished off 2019 with a lovely lunch at the Traralgon Winery which we all enjoyed and we were looked after very nicely by the staff. After a short break we resumed our weekly get-togethers in mid January. Lori has been very quick off the mark with…

Healing Tent – 2020

What an incredible day we had at the Boolarra Folk Festival Healing Tent! Last year I was successful in obtaining a grant from FRRR for our Healing Tent in 2020. The money was used to make our setup better with a 9m x 7m tarp, poles, pegs and spreader bars, plus a new canopy for…

Dave Carstairs- Master Craftsman

The work of Dave Carstairs is now on permanent display at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra. Dave worked as a teacher, mechanical engineer and for thirty years, as a wheelwright. A very talented craftsman, Dave produced many varieties and makes of Vintage and Veteran wooden spoked wheels. A couple of his most famous repairs…

Boolarra Bushfire Recovery Concert – March 2020

The Boolarra Development group is planning a classical music afternoon as a bushfire relief fund raiser. The concert will be held at the Boolarra Hall on Sunday 31 May so keep that date in your diary. Musicians from home and away have agreed to perform for us and it should be another wonderful afternoon. There…

Boolarra Wool Group Yarning – Dec. 2019

Recently twelve members of the Traralgon Spinners joined us for a social get-together. We had a very pleasant day sharing our craft and chatting about our various projects. Meryl was very happy to model her ‘work in progress’ scarf which she’s knitting from tea bag strings. She collects the strings and ties them together then…

Boolarra Men’s Shed – Active In Our Community – Dec. 2019

Our application for a grant through the Department of Health and Human Services to install solar panels on the roof of the Shed has been successful. The relevant state department will be in touch to walk us through bringing this project to finality, hopefully, in the New Year. As mentioned in the last two editions…