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Sorry Mitch!

Last month I wrote about the need for tourist attractions in Tinonee, lamenting the loss of places like Memories Café and the Terrace Cinema. I note the  former Mondrook Café has now been sold, but I forgot to mention that Mitch Spiteri who runs the café at Wallabi Point and also the café in the […]

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500 and still counting

500 may not seem like a large number to some but when Can Assist Manning Valley recently assisted the 500th family since inception 8 years ago members knew that they had reached a huge milestone.  Members can’t say that this is a cause for celebration because they would rather have no-one faced with the challenges […]

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CALLING GLOUCESTER ARTISTS

GACCI is pleased to offer COMMUNITY ART CLASSES in Gloucester to be tutored by local artist Karen McPhee.  Classes will accommodate artists of all abilities from beginners to advanced to create art in an informal and friendly environment. Three hour classes will be held over a nine week period and will cover various approaches to […]

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THE YEAR AHEAD… TAKE A DEEP BREATH

2020 is behind us… gone but certainly not forgotten. Sadly, it will live with us for all the wrong reasons.  Have lessons been learned, what changes will stay, and how can we make a new year better? We all have stories to tell. Some of us are glad that older rellies are not here to […]

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AND A GREAT SILENCE FELL ACROSS THE LAND. . .

VALE MUNGO MACALLUM  Mungo was the voice of his time, who called it as he saw it . . . with great political nouse and intelligence and a ribald wit that drove politicians in his sights to cringe.  We chuckled, but the point  had been made and we were wiser for Mungo’s analysis and insights.  […]

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WHERE TO GO THIS WEEKEND – LOCAL MARKETS!

Everyone loves a good market. It could be your home town’s monthly event full of hats, diabetic-friendly cakes and secondhand books – or perhaps the monthly farmers market – chockers with fresh produce from the local region.  In mid-2020 many of our favourite markets were put on hold, breaking our poor little collective hearts and […]

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RENT WITH RIVER VIEWS IN WINGHAM

Cute, renovated classic two bedroom, one bath, lounge, dining room, withoffice (or 3rd bedroom), walk into town, lovely garden and stunninguninterrupted views of the Manning from the front verandah. $400 per week.  LJ Hooker, Wingham.   Related PostsREPLY TO A READERThe Future of Our River - Under Threat?OUR STAR TURTLE GOES HOLLYWOOD

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COVETED CUTE KOALA COSY!

Cheyne Flannagan has been Clinical Director of Port Macquarie Koala Hospital for 20 years and will soon be moving into a new role setting up a wild koala breeding programme.   She acquired this tea cosy some years back and we think it or similar would make a wonderful fundraising item.  Just throwing it out there […]

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Enchanted Morning

Tanya Eastaway, daughter-in-law of Les Eastaway from Taree was playing golf early one perfect morning at Lynwood Country Club near Windsor in Sydney. She snapped this bird reflected in calm water as it looked for breakfast. We think it’s a gannet. But a lovely peaceful scene, almost a delicate water colour painting.  Related PostsDEATH OF […]

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Excerpt from a public health poster about the Spanish influenza

This is an excerpt from a public health poster about the Spanish influenza (flu) pandemic, drawn by children’s illustrator and author May Gibbs in 1919. She used familiar characters, like the gumnut babies, to encourage readers, especially children, to wear masks to reduce the spread of the deadly infection. It is just as relevant today. […]

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DON’T MISS THE YOU BEAUT WINGHAM MARKETS!

The Wingham Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month at the Wingham Showground on Gloucester Road. The market is the perfect place to shop for fresh local produce, seedlings both edible and ornamental, delicious homemade jams, pickles and sauces.  There are stalls selling handmade soaps, lotions and scented candles; a woodwork […]

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WHERE TO GO THIS SUNDAY… HANNAM VALE GENERAL STORE

Open on Sundays  8am – 5pm.   Delicious light meals,  snacks, cakes, coffee, all kind of drinks.  General store and bottle shop, even stocks DVDs and books!    Pop in and say hi to Karen… who cooks it all herself. 1164 Hannam Vale  Road, Hannam Vale 2443     02 6556 7600 Related PostsBook ReviewBook […]