In the papers this week January 14th 2013

New Businesses In Town

Margaret River recently welcomed two new businesses with local designer label Valentina Rose and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Pentimento setting up shop on the main street. Valentina Rose opened next door to Margaret River Fudge Factory on Jan 08th, offering accessories and clothing from local brands Nautical James and Valentina Rose. Meanwhile, Pentimento opened next to Sails Too on Dec 30th. The restaurant offers tapas, mains, dessert, a superb cocktail list and local wines. For information on these new businesses, call Pentimento at 9757 9991, or visit Valentina Rose’s Facebook page.

Young Cricketers Meet Big Names

Two local young cricketers recently came back from Justin Langer Cricket Camp in Hale, Perth. Hannah Biddulph, 15, from Cowaramup and Brenton Tebbutt, 12, from Augusta, returned from the camp as winners. They not only learned, participated and received a video analysis each concerning their performance, but Hannah also received a scholarship to join the camp next year and Brenton won the coaches award. The youngsters got to mingle with around 200 other up-and-coming cricketers over a period of three days.

Nagtzaam Wins Title

Duke Nagtzaam from Yallingup was among several youngsters to perform well in the Taj Small Fries surf competition over the weekend. Surfing off the breaks of his hometown Yallingup, Nagtzaam won the Under 14 Boys Division. He scored 14.40 points to defeat Kael Walsh from Yallingup, Reef Heazlwood from Queensland and Josh Cattlin from Trigg, Western Australia. For more results, please go to

Win For Acitones

Six member local indie-rock band The Acitones has been announced as the winner of the Battle of the Bands contest held in Busselton. The band outdid all its rivals to win recording time– a great prize for band members around 16 to 18 years old. The Acitones are now looking forward to inaugurating Daryl Braithwaite Concert to be held at the Busselton foreshore on Saturday to mark the end of the festival.

Lions Seeking Help

Currently in its sixth month, Margaret River Lions Club is looking for new volunteers to assist members at the shed. Volunteers can choose to be a “Friend of Lions” and work whenever it’s convenient and possible for them. Even if you can volunteer for just an hour each month, and don’t wish to participate in meetings and other activities, the club would love to be assisted by you. The shed opens on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to noon, for displaying, sorting and cleaning of goods.

26 Years Of Dancing On The Square

Augusta Square Dancers performed their 23rd annual birthday dance last Friday and Saturday at the Margaret River Cultural Centre, attracting guests from 26 different square dancing clubs throughout WA. For those who haven’t enjoyed square dancing performances before, it was truly a unique sight. Around 150 dancers did the “do say do”, circling right and left, and swinging and spinning their dance partners. Aspiring dancers should call 0458 364 367 or email

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.