In the papers this week October 1st 2012

Protestors Reject “McRiver” Proposal

Around 30 people on Tuesday protested against a fast food proposal for Woolworths complex. Sabine Lane, one of the main organisers, said, “I think it shows a number of people are against it.” She, however, said she had no idea which fast food chain has been proposed yet. The protesters were holding handmade signs inscribed with “No McRiver” and “Keep Margies Healthy”. The protest was originally organised through a Facebook group.

Postie Bike Riders Raise Over $20,000

A seven-day whirlwind postie bike tour of 29 different towns and 31 Lions clubs has raised over $20,000 for Royal Flying Doctor Service. The ride, which started and concluded in Augusta, featured eight riders who covered 1700 kilometres across WA’s Wheatbelt and Southern areas on their Honda 110cc bikes. To mark the end of the ride, the Leeuwin Lions hosted a dinner meeting where Leeuwin Lions donated $2500, Bendigo Bank donated $1000 whereas raffles & humorous fines raised $840.

Wilyabrup Wine Entice Perth

The 2nd annual Wilyabrup by the Water was hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Perth last Wednesday, featuring the best of the Wilyabrup wine sub-region for 400 guests. The event, organised by Rigby Transmedia, showcased Woodland Wines, Thompson Estate, Knee Deep Wines, Gralyn, Sandalford, Howard Park Wines, Fraser Gallop Estate, Killerby Wines, Cape Grace Wines and Fermoy Estate. The Gourmet Escape for November and The Augusta-Margaret River Tourism were also featured.

Refurbished Library Re-Opens

The smell of brand new furniture, books and technology was pleasant as Margaret River Library reopened this week after undergoing renovations. After remaining closed for around three weeks, the library returns with a funky makeover, state-of-the-art equipment and restructured facilities to save everyone time. The plans to refurbish the space began in 2000 but there was a huge delay until Gary Evershed, CEO of Augusta-Margaret River Shire, showed interest in this project.

Artists Eager To Sell

Local artists Robyn Collins and Kay Gibson opened an exhibition sale on Wednesday at Studio 35 in Cowaramup. It features original prints, paintings and drawings, and the artists will contemplate all offers. If you are an art lover, you will definitely love the works of these talented women. Those interested should visit Studio 35 on October 05th, 06th and 07th, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Millers’ Birthday Celebrations

Millers’ Ice Cream in Margaret River celebrated their first birthday last Sunday. Milly the Millers Moo Cow, the store’s large cow mascot, wandered across the town square markets, asking people to come and enjoy ice cream, pancakes and coffee, and to participate in Millers’ raffle contest. By spending a minimum of $20, customers could participate in the draw to win an admirable fibreglass Friesian calf statue, similar to the ones seen across Cowaramup.

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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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