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BARRINGTON BE BLOWED!

A friend ran into a couple of visiting tourists …who looked rather lost and confused. Friend Greg asked could he help, and they asked, ‘Where’s Barrington Beach?’ He said, ‘Well, there isn’t one.’ ‘But they advertise the Barrington Coast…’ they commented, not unreasonably.  ‘Ask the Sydney consultants, mate. The rest of us live on the […]

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RIP “PIPPA”

Miss Pippa of Tinonee has sadly passed away. Owned by Gordon Hopkins and Darren Bird (of the Tinonee clock repair) Piippa was a well know local, born in Mondrook, a sister to Miss Mina Morrissey. Pippa toured the village each day in between clock shop guard dog duties and daytime companion to clock repairer Darren. […]

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MEDIA RELEASE

Manning Valley U3A offers many ‘Learning for Life’ courses Manning Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) is back in 2021 offering a range of courses and activities for the retired/semi-retired over 50 age group.  Our motto, ‘Learning for Life!’ sums up the rewards for being a part of Manning Valley U3A. These rewards include […]

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MISSING THIS PAPER?

I have known for a long time that bundles of this paper are being stolen and trashed from outlets and that in some businesses and offices, owners and staff have been threatened if they keep, share or supply copies of The Manning Community News. May I remind the perpetrator(s), and I know who they are, […]

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ANNIE ROSE ACADEMY OF DANCE WINS AT TAREE EISTEDDFOD

In 1978 Kate Cheney won the Baby Dance Solo at the Taree Eisteddfod under the tutelage of her mother Bev Williamson (formerly Kyne).  Now over 40 years on Kate together with her mother Bev (principal of the academy) entered their dancers into the Allcomers Section of the dance section of the Taree Eisteddfod and were […]

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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