June July 2020 – The ISO issue

BLACKWOOD, YOU ARE GROUSE. When the whole world upended, it felt that our little town had miraculously landed on top. “Where else would you rather be?” we kept asking each other, not quite believing our luck. Nature was turning it on for us, the weather was kind, the...

April May 2020 issue

Welcome to a very different issue of the Blackwood Times. When we started thinking about this issue the corona virus was a mere squeak in the media. We discussed what to do, whether to publish & even whether to print. We committed to preparing the issue with the...

1st issue of 2020 is out

Welcome to a new year & the first issue of the Blackwood Times after we had to take a recess to find a new team. In January a public meeting was held, attended by a small but committed group of people who were keen to see new life breathed into our community...

August September 2019

Check out the new issue – put together by the new committee New team editorial: First of all, a big thank you to Brendan and Jinny for running such a great publication over the past years. The Blackwood Times has been an integral part of the web that has helped...

June July 2019 issue

Final issue from Brendan & Jinny Hello & good-bye, A dozen years ago I took on the publication of the Blackwood Newsletter from Robina Brown when she had to hand it on for family reasons. This, my final Editor’s Thoughts, is bitter sweet. Well not so much...

April May 2019 issue

How did it get to April already? Since last issue when I announced that we were giving up publishing The Blackwood Times after the June July ‘19 issue we have had many discussions with Blackwoodians who want to see the paper continue productionI want to thankyou all...

February March 2019 issue

Happy New Year Blackwoodians! We have another jam-packed issue with lots of history, reading & photos from our very own paparazzi, Peter Donnelly & Brendan Hehir. As we move into 2019 Brendan & I have been making decisions about how to manage The Blackwood...

Dec ’18 Jan 19 issue out

Jingle Jangle! Can you believe it’s time to jingle those bells again? It seems like no time at all since we celebrated the silly season & the ringing in of 2018. How do you celebrate Christmas? Do you have special rituals & traditions? My favourite part of...

October November ’18 issue out now!

Welcome to spring! There have been loads of AGM’s over the past month or so & a few more are in October, including your CERT team. Yep, here it comes, I know, you saw it coming …. I’m about to do a great big, enormous, plug to call out for anyone who would...

August September 2018

Winter issue of the  Blackwood Times … INSIDE: CFA Fiskville Cup comes to Blackwood Landcare & Progress AGM’s (& p16) Big Idea Winner & Tennis Courts update Seniors Christmas in July dinner p3 Party Animals: p4, 5, 6, 7 We’re still looking for a...

June July ’18: 10th Birthday issue

Happy 10th Birthday to the Blackwood Times … This time in 2008 we distributed the very first issue of the Blackwood News & later changed the masthead to ‘the Blackwood Times’. What a ride it’s been for Brendan & me. Every 2 months for the past 10 years...

Read all about it: April May ’18 issue

February / March issue ’18 Download your April May 2018 issue colour issue of the Times  … (6.6mb). With 6 pages of photos, who do you recognise?. INSIDE: p2: Stallholders wanted for the Pubs 150th p3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14 Photos galore p6-7 Community Updates...

It’s here: FebMar ’18 issue

February / March issue ’18 The February March, 2018 issue of the Times is ready now for your reading pleasure … (6.4mb). It is chock’a’block full of photos & stories. INSIDE:  p2: Save the date May 19 for Blackwood celebrates the Blackwood...

December ’17 January ’18 issue

December ’17 January ’18 The December ’17 January ’18 issue of the Times is ready now for your reading pleasure … (6.5mb). It is chock’a’block full of photos & stories. INSIDE: ALL THE FESTIVITIES p1 & 4: Oaks Day at...

October November ’17 issue

Bumper issue for October & November The October November 2017 issue of the Times is out now for download… (6.5mb) & it’s one of our best reads yet (in our humble opinion)! INSIDE: TO THE MAX: The Life & Times of Maxie Matheson p. 8-12 Community...