Category Archives for Community News

STANLEY TOWNSHIP ZONING

For the past two years SRCI Executive Committee has been negotiating with Council regarding the zoning of Stanley in relation to the establishment of a permanent post office and general store, to replace those that were closed in 2009/10. The permits for the old store and post office have an existing title that was established […]

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SRCI Annual General Meeting (2013)

The Annual General Meeting of Stanley Rural Community Inc. (SRCI) will be held on Sunday 24 November 2013 commencing at 2pm in the Stanley Memorial Hall. Mike Byrne, SRCI Secretary, will be circulating a notice about the AGM in coming weeks. The AGM will see the election of a new Executive Committee to steer the […]

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Stanley Athenaeum Report (2013)

 This year the Friends of the Stanley Athenaeum and the community have been celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the formation of the Athenaeum. Celebrations began with an afternoon tea and the exchange of Queens. Patrick Watt, manager of the Burke Museum spoke about the often troubled times of Queen Victoria and Geoffrey Fryer and Mel […]

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Stanley Primary School Update

Stanley Primary School Update John Pryor provided the following response to the community about the consideration of Stanley Primary School re-opening in 2014:   Classes at Stanley P S will not be running in 2014. We received 8 expressions of interest, made up of 4 students from Stanley, 2 from Beechworth, and 2 who are […]

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Stanley Primary School

Stanley Primary School –  Closure or Pause? Well, after the eloquent appeal from Kelli Hicks in our February issue, there appeared to be a tiny glimmer of hope that this old-established school, which celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2007, might be able to continue, judging by the numbers who attended the Community Forum in the Stanley Hall […]

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Local Food Love

Local Food Love We are incredibly lucky to live in a corner of the world where we are able to grow an incredible diversity of fresh produce. There is really no excuse not to do our bit for the environment and eat local and seasonal food as much as possible. Yes, you can do without fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter! […]

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Arts Complex for Stanley?

Arts Complex for Stanley? Residents will be interested to learn that an ambitious and exciting project has begun for the establishment of a purpose-built Arts Recreation Kulture collective (ARKc) in Stanley. The State Government’s Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) recently announced that five grants, each of $350,000, are available to small towns with fewer than 1,500 […]

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Stanley Artists and Artisans

Stanley Artists & Artisans The Steering Committee of the Rural Arts Victoria Stanley ARC Project is seeking to establish a Register of artists, musicians, craftspeople etc. etc. The Register will gather information about the many and varied forms of artistic expression that Stanley and district residents practise. The Register will provide a valuable “virtual” meeting […]

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