In the papers this week March 18th 2013

Lions Disappointed Over Furniture Theft

A brand new picnic table went missing last week from the kids’ play area located beside the Margaret River Football Club. The members of Margaret River Lions Club recently placed the locally-made tables for families visiting the site, and found the incident “really disappointing”. Anybody with information on the incident has been asked to get in touch with Crimestoppers at 1800 333 000 or the Margaret River Police at 9757 2222.

 Drift’s Cast, Producers Return To Margaret River

Cast and producers of the surfer movie Drift will come back to the south west this week for its Australian premiere. Amongst the anticipated 1300 people attending the event at Caves House in Yallingup on Thursday night, there will be the movie’s key cast including Xavier Samuel, Aaron Glenane and Myles Pollard, producers Michele Bennett and Tim Duffy, executive producer Joan Peters and co-directors Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill. Drift will be released nationwide on May 02nd.

Event To Celebrate Fourth Prevelly Story

The fourth edition of Geoff Edwards’ The Road to Prevelly is just about to hit the market, and his daughter Marilyn Sadleir will be at Margaret River Bookshop on Sunday, 5.30pm to celebrate the occasion. The autobiography tells the tale of how Mr. and Mrs. Edwards set up the hamlet of Prevelly and offers visual history of the region during the 1950s-60s. The new edition also includes a report on the 2011 blaze that swept through the region, together with some photos of the devastation.

Independent School Adopts Technology

Margaret River Independent School is adopting high-tech technologies this year, spending around $50,000 on computer upgrades, installations and technology rewiring. This is to make sure that the school is connected to the internet and the year 4/5 and 6/7 classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for student’s computer studies and use. iPads have been provided to teachers to use in the classrooms whereas the South West College of TAFE Margaret River has donated computers to students.

Spinners To Hold Exhibition In Augusta

The Augusta Spinners & Weavers are holding their annual sale and exhibition at the Centennial Hall in Augusta on Easter Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to see the handmade work, from weaving and knitting to crochet, handspun articles and exotic fibres including clothing, toys, accessories and alpaca. There will also be spinning and weaving demonstrations. Admission is $5 and includes morning and afternoon tea, whereas kids can enter free.

Indonesian Students In Margaret River

Around 18 students from the Santa Laurencia School in Indonesia are on a visit to Margaret River Senior High School to apply their English skills and learn what it is like living in Australia. This is the sixth trip from the school and the students are staying until Friday. During the tour, they have visited Sunflowers Animal Farm, the Candy Cow, Amaze’n and local primary schools.

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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