In the Papers this Week November 26th 2012

Community Exhibition Impresses Visitors

Powerful artwork and stunning photographs on canvas impressed the visitors at Facing Fire: A Year to Remember & the Act Belong Commit Heal Your Heart With Art exhibition last Thursday. The community exhibition was hosted by the Bushfire Recovery Working Group at Isaac’s Ridge and the Old Church Gallery in Margaret River Community Resource Centre, with art, sculpture and photographs to commemorate the first anniversary of the bushfires. The exhibition was held over three days.

Get-Together To Commemorate Bushfire

It was a fun and touching evening for everybody at Riflebutts Reserve last Friday as Bush Fire Recovery Margaret River organised a get-together to commemorate one year since the bushfires that devastated the coastline. The event featured live music, food and art for the visitors to enjoy. Also on display was the 47 Birdhouses art installation to acknowledge the 47 buildings which were destroyed in the bushfires and another 106 damaged.

Chinese Report On Margs Wines

A new initiative, called the Margaret River Report, will be launched by the magazine Chinese Bordeaux Guide starting from early 2013. Wine writer Ch’ng Poh Tiong compiles the guide every year, after paying a visit to Bordeaux. He said, “The wines of Bordeaux and the pairing of Chinese cuisine with the wines of the world are my two main areas of specialisation but beginning in 2012, I will add another layer of specialisation, a focus on the fine wines of Margaret River.”

Javanese Guests

Last week, representatives of Santo Hendrikus Senior High School in eastern Java paid a visit to Margaret River Senior High School to meet principal Andrew Host and take a tour around the school with Indonesia-born teacher Angela McCoy. The guests stayed in the area until Friday to see how the Indonesian language is taught in the school and conduct a comparative analysis of MRSHS’s education system. Their own institution has 240 students, grade 7-9 in junior high and grade 10-12 in high school.

Man Dies Whilst Surfing At The Point

A 58-year-old man from Scarborough was killed while surfing on Sunday at Surfers Point in Prevelly. According to police, he was found by another surfer in the water at around 6.30 am. A witness said that the man suffered a head injury. Police is treating the incident as non-suspicious, and the cause of his death is yet to be known. A report on the incident will be prepared for the Coroner.

Fast Food For Margs

Margaret River Council on Wednesday night approved a proposal for a new fast-food restaurant in the town centre despite strong opposition from the local community. The council gave a go-ahead to a smaller 32-seater fast-food outlet, though Woolworth wanted to have an 80-seater outlet at its new shopping mall near the town centre. The bid prompted overwhelming opposition in Margaret River. Most of the 586 objectors feared that the restaurant would change the character of their town.

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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