In the papers this week August 27th 2012

Football Kwiz Night

Augusta Margaret River Junior Football Association organised an AFL Music Kwiz Night last Saturday with the aim of raising money for the club. Dressed in rock and roll clothing, friends and parents of the Junior Hawks had a great time with raffles, a group music quiz and live music entertainment from Doxy band. The association expressed gratitude to “driving force” Juanita Griffiths, Mick O’Hara, Marie Tweedie, Brad Tanis, Doxy and Hamelin Bay Holiday Park.

Historical Society Rejects Wine Centre’s Proposal

Last week, Margaret River Historical Society rejected a proposal to merge a tourist operations hub and regional wine interpretive centre with a historical display at the site of Margaret River Old Settlement. The members of the society voted overwhelmingly during a meeting on Thursday to turn down the proposal of the Margaret River Wine Industry Association and Augusta-Margaret River Tourism Association. The society says it will write to the Augusta- Margaret River Shire Council and AMRTA to inform them about its decision.

Augusta Hotel Marks 100th Birthday

The Augusta Hotel has announced its 100th birthday celebration this weekend, beginning with a long luncheon on Friday 1-4pm, with an official welcome, memories and music, the inauguration of the time capsule, brief historical presentations and of course, cutting of the birthday cake. Saturday will be a community day at the hotel noon-5pm with face painting, bouncy castle and kids’ entertainment. A twilight dinner Saturday 6-11pm will feature a 4-course meal with matching wines. The hotel will have a brunch on Sunday 9-11am, made to order from the day’s specials. Tickets to all the events can be purchased from hotel reception.

New Tourism Award For Settlers Tavern

To add to its list of prestigious awards, Settlers Tavern won the Tourism Restaurant category at the recently held WA Catering Awards for Excellence. The Tavern outdid finalists including Margaret River’s Eagle Bay Brewing and Nathalie’s Cuisine to win the category. Over 170 caterers and restaurants from across the state were recognised at a ceremony in Perth to appreciate excellence in service and food. All businesses nominated for national categories will compete against contenders from across Australia at the national finals on October 29th in Brisbane.

Stephanie Alexander Comes To Margs Primary School

Aussie chef Stephanie Alexander, creator of the Kitchen Garden Foundation, recently paid a visit to Margaret River Primary School to launch the Kitchen Garden initiative at the school. In her address at a ceremony held in the assembly area, Stephanie said the school’s kitchen garden initiative was among the finest she has seen across Australia. Later, she signed copies of her cookbook. Geoff McLeod, the teacher coordinator of the kitchen garden, said the initiative was enhanced by the inauguration of a new kitchen that enabled more students to experience, appreciate and enjoy the nutritional significance of vegetables grown at their school.

“Bootcamp” To Assist Couples

Rivers Christian Life Centre in Margaret River will play host to a “bootcamp” for married couples and a free fatherhood success seminar next month, as part of the National Marriage Week. The bootcamp and seminar are being organised by Osmington romantics, Kerry and Garry Cain, who were the organizers of last year’s marriage celebration dinner. To get information on either event, please call Kerry or Garry Cain at 9757 4553 or email to

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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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