In the Papers this Week January 30th 2012

Prior Music Entertainment At Leeuwin

It won’t only be classical and musical theatre numbers at this year’s Leeuwin Concert- tenor David Hobson and soprano Marina Prior have promised a diverse selection. They, along with the Perth Symphony Orchestra, are going to perform on Feb 11th and 12th, in addition to James Morrison’s Motown show. This will be Prior’s first trip to this corner of Western Australia. Following the concert, she will go back to Sydney and Melbourne for Taronga Twilight Concert taking place in Sydney

Keelty Report In

A report compiled by inquiry chief Mick Keelty about the November bushfires in Margaret River, which destroyed nine holiday chalets and 34 homes and damaged 22 other properties, has been submitted to Public Sector Commissioner. A spokesperson for the commissioner confirmed that the report was submitted by Keelty on Monday. The report is supposedly critical of Department of Environ­ment & Conservation’s handling of their prescribed burning program, as there were too many burns happening simultaneously.

Governor To Visit

Governor Malcolm McCusker will embark upon his first official trip to the South West WA this month. His wife Tonya will accompany him on the four-day trip, February 09-12. According to his office, the tour will allow McCusker to get to know the area, including stops at Dunsborough and Busselton. The couple will also visit the blaze-hit areas of the Augusta-Margaret River shire and is likely to meet the council.

Games And Entertainment For Day Centre

Local businesses have donated a feast of entertainment and games to Margaret River Silver Chain Day Care Centre. The centre received the goods on Wednesday last week.  Toyworld games donated Word Search, Rummukub, quoits, chess and Tri-Ominos at cost whilst a shade sail was donated by Mitre 10 at cost and a table tennis table by SportsPower at cost. NewsExpress offered cash, Riverfresh IGA donated WiiFit and Wii, and the Margaret River Signs will donate a thank-you signboard. The centre staff, members and volunteers were all pleased by the donations and expressed their gratitude to the businesses.

Share Your Fire Story

If you have been affected by last year’s bushfires, then there are some people who would love to record your tale. The Margaret River Community Resource Centre, Margaret River Historical Society and ABC radio are launching a joint project to gather audio tales from those affected.  If you want to participate, you should get in touch with the Resource Centre at 9757 3200.

Mural To Honour Firemen

A stunning mural, sponsored by Artzability crew, has been put up on the western wall of Zone Room to honour the firemen of the November fires. The Artzability Firey mural overlooks the new offices of the Augusta Margaret River shire and the skate park. In order to view the mural closely, it is recommended that you park your car at the Zone and then stroll through the western section toward the grassed area.

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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