In the papers this week July 30th 2012

Art Tour

Artistic locals are invited to be part of a 10-day camping tour and creative trip around WA with Shepherdson Transport & Arts Margaret River. Headed for Wooleen Station, Sandstone, Pinnacles and Mullewa, a Shepherdson bus will carry 20 persons through wonderful outback scenery boasting vivacious wildflowers in some locations. Passengers can paint, draw, write, take photographs and attend a two-day ceramics workshop run by potters Ian Dowling and Cher Shackleton. The bus departs on September 13th and returns on September 22nd. Price is $1380 per head, including parking/camp fees, meals and twin-share tents. For details call Lloyd at 9757 2955 or go to­tions.

Students To Give Up For 40 Hrs

The students of Augusta Primary School will take part in the 40 Hour Famine of World Vision on August 17th to raise money for third-world nations. According to school chaplain Sharon Doyle, this is the first time the school is participating, after a visit paid by World Vision during the last term. To make it more fun, students have been asked to stay away from anything they love for various durations. “It doesn’t have to be food. They can give up other things – electricity, iPods, media,” Sharon said.

Foodbank Run

Colin Holt, MLC Member for South West, paid a visit to Margaret River IGA this Wednesday for the Nationals WA Foodbank Food Run 2012. He picked up non-perishable items that included beauty products and packets of chips, from the donation basket kept outside the superstore. He also went to Cowaramup and Augusta to collect donations. A not-for-profit organisation, Foodbank WA delivers donated food items to over 450 community agencies.

Toy Library For Fun

The Margaret River Toy Library will hold its AGM this Sunday 11.20am at the Margaret River Community Resource Centre’s playgroup rooms. You will be able to borrow educational, fun and stimulating toys for kids aged between nine months and five years. Open on Saturdays 9.30am-11am, the library has an annual membership fee of $55. If you are interested but can’t attend, contact Amber at 0419 970 869 or

New Salon In Augusta

The town of Augusta was abuzz with the inauguration of a new beauty and hair salon on Sunday. Sarah Wilson of Scentual Body Skin Care and Tamara George of TG Styling have merged their businesses to launch Fusion Hair and Beauty. Located on Augusta’s main street, the salon will open by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays. For a natural and organic treatment phone Sarah at 0419 194 176 or for a hair appointment call Tamara at 0407 995 499.

Surfer Movie Making Waves

Adventure movie Storm Surfers 3D will be premiering on Aug 14th in Sydney, featuring Cow Bombie (Cowaramup Bombora), Margaret River among its filming venues. The movie follows the story of surfing legends and best friends Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll as they try to ride and hunt down the most dangerous, biggest waves in Australia. Storm Surfers 3D will be screening in Busselton on Sep 4th, with tickets available from from Aug 23rd.

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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