In the Papers this Week July 9th 2012

Friendly Warnings Over Disabled Car Parking Misuse

Owners and employees of local businesses will soon have the authority of issuing Blue Bay Calling Cards to those who illegally park their vehicles in disabled bays. To be handed out to businesses by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River during the next month, these cards request those not displaying their Australian Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled sticker (ACROD) to be more compassionate in the future. According to shire president Ray Colyer, the program aims to stop misuse of disabled parking bays.

Wallcliffe Fireys Receive Funds

Wallcliffe Volunteer Bushfire Brigade gladly accepted a cheque of $2827 from Margaret River IGA this week, raised from items donated during last year’s bushfires. Fred Morrison, life member of the brigade, said: “The donations contribute significantly to equipment and gear that makes it possible for the crew to be more efficient.” Ian Dowling, deputy captain of the brigade, said that Margaret River IGA has a long history of helping local organisations which are making a difference to the local community.

Talk On Climate Change

Youngsters interested in finding out about climate change are welcome to attend a free talk by Nick Taylor from the Australian Youth Coalition on Thu, July 19th at 7pm at Margaret River Cultural Centre. Nick will talk about his transformation from an engineer to a renewable energy activist, and tell the tale of the youth climate campaign in Australia. He will also discuss what youngsters should do next to bring the needed change.

Get Ready For Margaret River Fun Run

Get your running shoes ready and start preparing now for Margaret River Fun Run. Taking place on Oct 28th, the annual Rotary Club fundraiser this year will benefit Royal Flying Doctor Service, with the entire proceeds going to the charitable organisation. An exciting community event, the Fun Run is a 4km or 10km run/walk from the Margaret River township, past the local vineyards and fishing at the Rivermouth. Those interested can obtain their registration forms from Margaret River Priceline Pharmacy, or online from

Finlaysons’ Wine Roadshow Comes To Margs

Expert wine industry law company, Finlaysons, has urged Aussie winemakers to brace themselves for tough vintages ahead amid forecasts of volatile weather conditions. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the annual Finlaysons’ Wine Roadshow will offer practical business and legal advice to Aussie grapegrowers and winemakers on managing challenging vintages. Arriving in Margaret River on Aug 31st, the national seminar series will help small and mid-sized firms in the wine industry to better handle, and prepare for, the challenges posed by erratic climate patterns. The Roadshow will visit nine of the country’s major wine districts.

Nathalie’s Cuisine Goes French

Nathalie’s Cuisine in Margaret River will be decorated French-style with decorations, food and music to celebrate Bastille Day (aka French National Day) this weekend. There will be a special dinner menu featuring French favourites like Crepes Suzettes. Customers will be able to enjoy five courses for just AUD$55 together with a glass of French wine, with French music and blue, white and red decorations creating a distinctively French atmosphere.

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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