Anzac Day Calen. 2015 “Lest We Forget.” Anzac Day Calen was well attended with many locals gathered to honour our past and present diggers. Like the rest of Australia, we too had increased numbers for the services. It was a bit brisk for the dawn service, but not super cold. … Continue reading…..
Anzac Day 2014 As I write this I am sitting outside my little cane cutters cottage, overlooking Kolijo River, St Helens Creek, the cane fields, my favourite palm tree and rainwater tank in the foreground of Eungella range, with a few clouds and the sun beginning to set. The ambiance … Continue reading…..
Anzac Day..April 25, 2014 Up early for another Dawn Service in Calen. This year I was running about two minutes late, and missed the diggers marching in. A lesson learned from years gone by, I decided to park my car out the front of the Calen Butchery on the Highway … Continue reading…..
**See follow up stories at end of this blog post** On April 27th, 2012 the Calen Hotel tragically burned to the ground. It was the week before our local Wintermoon Music Festival, and the busiest time of the year for the iconic pub. Locals came from far and wide, as … Continue reading…..
7 Tips-Plus One! How To Make The Most Of Your “Winter in Tropical Nth Qld.” Record “low” temperatures this winter make it hard to comprehend the global warming phenomenon. I have read that it is more about the extremes of weather changing, not just increased heat. Many different opinions … Continue reading…..
It was fantastic to see Calen buzzing with our new Community Markets recently. What a great idea Peta Sturdy. Good on you for taking action and making it happen! I’m sure it will become a regular event. Funds raised were donated to the RSL Hall. The block of land next … Continue reading…..
I was watching Sunday Night on channel 7 about the Bucket list event that is Byron Bluesfest. It made me think about our very own festival, and I wanted to share the love. Set on the banks of St Helens Creek, at the base of Eungella Range, in Camerons Pocket, the … Continue reading…..
Happy Easter to you and your family. What are you doing over this long weekend? Heading off to church, camping, some renovations or much needed garden catchups,boating and fishing, bike riding, catching a movie, enjoying the chance to sleep in and do nothing, reading a great book, playstation games, web … Continue reading…..