Tinonee Topics: Touring across the range

Sign of the times: The historic Heritage Hotel in Quirindi’s main street.
Sign of the times: The historic Heritage Hotel in Quirindi’s main street.

Tinonee Hall 

Pilates classes are now at Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall on Monday at 9.30am, Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm, for about an hour. For information contact Karen Gilbert or go along to the hall at these times. 

The Hall committee met Monday evening last and finalised changes to their constitution at a special meeting prior to the monthly meeting.

The Hall has been approached by the Mobile Flying Fox Pre-school management about the suitability of the hall. It looks like it will be starting shortly with the anticipated day being Tuesday of each week.

Friendship Group 

Members of the Tinonee Friendship Group welcomed a local female paramedic to their meeting last Wednesday. She spoke to us all about the service and what is available should the need arise to call.

On the previous day members attended the morning session of the Seniors Concert at Club Taree followed by lunch.

Thunderstorms

The rain was very much appreciated on Saturday, however the area did suffer with a power outage from  4pm until about 10.30pm. But thankfully not much other damage was done locally.

John and I had a drive to Taree on Sunday to view the destruction at the Manning River Rowing Club, which lost its roof and had damage done to many of the visiting Rowing Clubs' shells.

Thankfully I don’t think anyone suffered serious personal injury. Workers were on the job trying to salvage what they could and the area was cordoned off to the public.

 Stunning landscape: View from the ‘Who’d  A Thought It Lookout’ at Quirindi.

Stunning landscape: View from the ‘Who’d A Thought It Lookout’ at Quirindi.

Travels

March 9 was the 50th anniversary of my sailing out of Sydney Harbour on board SS Northern Star to England, where I enjoyed two and a half years travelling Europe before returning home overland through India and Asia. 

On Sunday, March 3, on a trip to Quirindi via Nowendoc and through to Werris Creek, John and I had a look around the town on arrival, then stayed at the RSL motel before exploring more of the area next morning.

We then collected a boat motor – the purpose of our visit – and headed back home.

We headed for Muswellbrook, taking the turn to Gundy, and came home via Moonan Flat and the Barrington Tops and Gloucester, an area I have never been to. It was another experience to see so much more of our great country even though it was rather dry across the range.

Points of interest: Signage at the ‘Who’d  A Thought It Lookout’ at Quirindi. Photos supplied

Points of interest: Signage at the ‘Who’d A Thought It Lookout’ at Quirindi. Photos supplied

Tinonee Public School 

Just a reminder to all parents that the Tinonee Public School’s P&C AGM is on Tuesday, March 19,  at 6.30pm in the school library. All are welcome to come along and support this vital organisation.