In the papers this week May 13th 2013

Birthday Celebrations For Early Learning Centre

The Early Learning Centre of Margaret River will celebrate their 12th birthday at Gnarabar on Friday, May 17th. Run by trained and qualified teachers, the centre provides care and education for the little residents of Margaret River. Everybody from the ELC family is invited to come along and celebrate the occasion with the present and past staff. Celebrations will kick start at 6.00 pm.

Sponsors Needed For Concert

Margaret River Concert Band is looking for sponsors for the Band Weekend to be held on June 15-16. The band is introducing the current Australian ‘B’ Grade Champions, the Canning City Brass Band, to Margaret River and even though the visiting band will not charge corporate rates (usually around $9000), support is required to cover other costs. Interested sponsors should email Barrie Hill at or call 9758 8057.

Walk To Raise Awareness

Parents, toddlers and babies came together last Thursday for the Big Pram Walk to raise awareness about ante-natal and post-natal depression. Sponsored by WA Perinatal Mental Health Uni and delivered via WA Country Health Service, the walk aims to build up community networks for women and their partners and convey positive health messages on ways to “care for your baby by caring for yourself”. To find out more about perinatal mental health, visit

Urthboy Pulls Out Of Groovin

Urthboy has decided to pull out of a singing engagement at Groovin the Moo event taking place in Bunbury over the weekend. After performing at the previous four GTM festivals, the Sydney-based hip-hop artist has requested time off to be with his family. Urthboy made the announcement on GTM’s official Facebook page earlier this week. He will be replaced by Melbourne-based 21-year old rapper Allday.

Stirling Rangers Singer Takes Off On Solo Flight

Local songwriter/singer Jason Norris of The Stirling Rangers is preparing to re-launch his solo music career after10 years’ break. The former frontman of “Filth” and two-time winner of WA Country Music Award (2008, 2006) will concentrate more on his real passion: songwriting. Jason continues to play with The Stirling Rangers while working on his solo projects, with festivals, recording and touring planned in the near future. To find out more about Jason, go to

Allergy Week To Raise Awareness

One in 10 Australian babies will develop some sort of a food allergy and this number is constantly on the rise. Food Allergy Awareness Week is being observed this week to raise awareness of this issue. Local Fran Bancroft will visit classes at Margaret River Primary School every day to teach students about allergies. To find out more about Food Allergy Week, go to

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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