In the papers this week April 01st 2013

Former Margs Student Wins Scholarship

Roxanne Moore, a former student of Margaret River Senior High School, is among 26 Australians to win the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship this year. Roxanne, a law student, will have the chance to spend one year at a US-university through receiving one of the two Fulbright WA Scholarships sponsored by universities and the state government. She will pursue a Masters of Law, majoring in human rights law and public international law.

Millions Of Fans Tune In To Watch Surf Pro

Over two million fans from across the globe watched the live webcast of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro event in 2013, compared to 760,000 last year. Minister of Tourism Kim Hames said that the number of viewers who watched the event live on its website increased by 174% this year, offering “priceless” publicity to the Margaret River region as well as Western Australia.

Police Vehicles Equipped With Heart-Starter Capabilities

Two police cars in Margaret River will now have heart-starter machines, both provided by St John Ambulance Service Margaret River. The machines will help the police when attending to emergencies, and save valuable time when somebody suffers a heart attack. Each machine costs around $2500 and the police department is thankful to the ambulance service for providing the devices. “It’s a plus-plus for the community and emergency services,” said Sgt. Paul Daly.

Famous Children’s Author Coming To Town

Multi-award winning writer Morris Gleitzman will talk about his books and share his experiences as an author at the meet-the-author night at Margaret River Cultural Centre this Monday. The session will take place from 1.15pm to 2.15pm, with book sales and signings from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Morris, 60, is renowned for several children’s books including Worry Warts, Misery Guts and the new Once, Now, Then and After series.

Spinners, Weavers Attract A Crowd

Augusta Spinners & Weavers held yet another successful sale and exhibition on Easter Sunday. The event drew a large number of locals and tourists. Everyone enjoyed fabulous demonstrations of weaving and spinning. Vendors managed to sell all items crafted to support Augusta Hospital. Some of the unsold pieces from the event were handed over to the street markets on Sunday and the members are now looking forward to the 2014 event.

Enjoy Everything Vintage At Witchcliffe Fair

After the incredible success of the Witchcliffe Vintage Fair 2012, a new fair is taking place at Druids Hall on Saturday, 8.00am to 3.00pm. Meant to be a fundraiser for a local leukaemia patient, the fair will feature over 30 kiosks selling everything vintage, retro, collectible and antique. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation, and funds will also be raised through the canteen’s refreshments. Call Ms Kent at 0418 907 328 for further details.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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