In the Papers this Week December 09th 2013

Leavers’ Volunteer Trip To East Timor
After his second visit to East Timor, Liam Moore of Margaret River is calling on next year’s leavers to go for the experience. Around 13 students from Margaret River Senior High School, including 19-year old Liam, took a volunteer trip to East Timor this year as a substitute for partying for leavers’ week. During their stay, the group planted trees, assisted in schools, renovated an office and constructed a multi-sport complex. The trip was supported by the Rotary Club Margaret River and the Lions Clubs of Margaret River, Cowaramup and Augusta.
O’Connell And Clark Win Mixed Doubles Title
The formidable duo of Beck O’Connell and Colin Clark won Margaret River Tennis Club’s annual mixed doubles tennis tournament. Thanks to their skills and powerful offensive play, the team beat number two seeds Catie Willcox and Brendan Clark in the final round to win the title for the second consecutive year. The club thanked everybody involved for a very exciting day of tennis.
Drivers Urged To Exercise Patience
With the holiday season approaching, police has warned all drivers to exercise patience and caution on the region’s tourist roads. Both Augusta and Margaret River police mentioned Caves Rd. as a place to be patient, as holidaymakers tend to drive slowly when searching for wineries, restaurants and other tourist destinations. Sgt. Brett Cassidy of Margaret River Police said he was applying for additional officers from Bunbury and Perth to patrol roads in Margaret River during festive periods.
Amateur Photograph Outshines Everyone
An amateur photographer has claimed the top two prizes at this year’s Margaret River Farmers’ Market Photo Competition. Fran Gronow claimed first and second spot over 12 contestants who were given “The Farmer’s Wife” theme to work with. All photographers were provided with the name and contact details of a local farmer’s wife, who they visited and photographed. Bob Bucknall took home third prize. Both winners received cash grants to spend at the markets.
Tropfest Returns
The world’s biggest short-film gala, Tropfest, is coming back to MadFish Winery on the weekend of January 11 and 12 for the ninth consecutive year. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the screening of 16 of the finest, handpicked short-films from the 22nd annual Sydney festival. The screenings will also be held at a Denmark winery on Sat, January 11th. For tickets or information, call 9756 5200 or visit
Chamber Music Lightens Up Vasse Felix
Vasse Felix Winery played host to the Australian chamber orchestra ACO2 over the weekend in a program of three separate concerts paired with unique dining packages. The ACO2, which connects the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s best with the next generation of young talented Australian musicians, performed on Friday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The audiences had a great time experiencing the ACO2’s fresh, energetic performance style.

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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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