In the papers this week May 07th 2012

Margaret River ANZAC Day 2013 At Risk

Next year’s ANZAC Day ceremony in Margaret River is at risk if there aren’t enough volunteers to assist the Margaret River RSL. With a declining and ageing membership, they’re unable to find assistance. Secretary Rob Scott, who generally organises most of the service, will be in France on the ANZAC Day date 2013. Other major members will also be unavailable during this time.

Million Paws Walk

The Augusta Margaret River Veterinary Hospital will play host to the Million Paws Walk on Sun, May 20th, from 10.00 am. Admission to the event is $10 and proceeds will go to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The walk is around 4 kilometres, and all dogs should be on leashes. You may register online on www.milllion­paws­, in person at Vet Hospital on 47 Station Rd., or on the event day from 9.30 am.

Laurance Open Day

Laurance Wines in Wilyabrup welcomed visitors to their Rose Garden Open Day last Sunday, providing morning tea and an opportunity to walk with rose specialist Bob Melville and head gardener Kale Roberts to commend the garden’s breathtaking autumn blooms. The delectable morning tea and a roaring fire at the winery made it an excellent outing for the numerous visitors who were in attendance on the occasion.

The Block Visits Bradshaws Margs’

Fans of the TV show, The Block, got the opportunity to meet contenders Lara and Brad at Bradshaws Mitre 10 on Sunday. The reality show contenders from NSW toured the store during the Western Australia leg of their Might Aussie Road Trip. They talked about their experience at the show, which features four couples competing against each other to refurbish homes and then sell them on auction.

School Kitchen Gets $10,000

The Margaret River Lions Club on Thursday presented a cheque of $10,000 to Margaret River Primary School. The donation is meant for the new school kitchen to complement the garden, with cooktops, dishwashers and stoves. Sinan Kerimofski, principal of MRPS, said her school was extremely thankful for the funds. Beryl Anderson, incoming president of Lions Club, said:  “We’re really tickled pink, the school parents donate to us, so we want to donate back.”

Battle Won: Brewery Finally Opens

WA winemaker Murray Burton has finally started his microbrewery in Margaret River, Cheeky Monkey, after successfully overcoming long-running opposition from a local biodynamic winemaker. The Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. opened for the public last Saturday, having received approval for serving its own variety of ciders and craft beers on-site at the Wilyabrup microbrewery that has a licensed capacity for around 450 people.

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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