In the papers this week July 16th 2012

Coopers Invite You To Drink Beer

Cooper cousins Glenn and Tim of Coopers Brewery will pay a visit to Margaret River on August 16th for a splendid Coopers Family Beer Dinner to be held at Settlers Tavern. Marking the 150th anniversary of Coopers with a nationwide road show, the duo will talk about the company’s history and philosophy, as well as discuss plans for the future. Located in SA, Coopers was founded in 1862 and has been a family-run business since then.

Margs Beach Survey

The residents of Margaret River are being surveyed about their use of beaches. The survey is part of a national beach valuation study being conducted by Curtin, Griffith and Bond universities. It asks both locals and tourists how long it took them to travel to the beach, how they travelled and how vital were beach features to them- i.e. amenities, parking, surf breaks and safe swimming access. Held since April, the two-year study is designed to identify the economic, recreational and social value of local beaches in real dollar terms.

Students With A Vision

World Vision representatives recently paid a visit to Margaret River Independent School to talk about the current situation in Ethiopia and problems faced by families living in small villages. The school supports World Vision by sponsoring needy children across the globe. The students organise a fundraiser every term to send donations to their sponsored child. The students also plan to make a contribution to World Vision’s upcoming fundraising initiative, the 40-hr Famine planned for August.

Free Tax Help

Tax help volunteer Anthea Bradshaw will once again join hands with Margaret River Community Centre this year to offer the Tax Help program to local wage earners. Tax Help is an association of community volunteers that provides tax advice to those on low incomes. This free service is supported by Community Resource Centre, and sponsored by Australian Taxation Office. In order to find out whether you are entitled to the free service, first call 13 28 61, and then contact the resource centre at 9757 3200 to make sure you have all the required documents.

Stress Management Workshops For Fire Victims

There will be stress management workshops for the community from the middle of July onward to help people affected by last year’s Margaret River bushfires. Retired naturopath Jo Jennings has offered to volunteer her time to run the program that will cover stress management techniques and strategies including nutritional supplementation, meditation and stretching. Ray Colyer, president of Augusta Margaret River Shire, said that the workshops are suitable to people who are feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed or tired to develop coping mechanisms.

Great Fun In Cowaramup

Wet weather couldn’t prevent a large number of visitors from attending Cowaramup’s Mooving In Day inauguration of fiberglass cows around the town. Cowaramup Hall was filled with people, with many of them participating in Cow Pat Lotto, escaping flying boots at the boot throwing contest and enjoying other fun-filled activities like face painting and bikkie balancing. Cowaramup committee member Mr. Don Miller officially inaugurated the cow project by cutting the ribbon, and visitors took lots of photographs of the new cows around the town.

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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