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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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REAL KULTCHA

Well sports fans, how’s your year going so far? Has this virus mess caused you any great hassles? I have to say The Child Bride and I seem to have managed quite well and save for some age related problems like, “Where are my glasses?”and “Can you be a little more specific, what month is it?” […]

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Remembering Manning Village Teams Cricket Grand Final

The completion of the 2020-21 Manning Cricket season marked the 75th Anniversary of the 1945-46 Grand Final. That season was the resumption of the sport in the Manning following World War II. The Village Green (Central Park), Wingham was the venue for the decider between neighbouring villages Burrell Creek and Tinonee. Neither club had ever […]

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REAL KULTCHA

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  I’ve got a feeling 2021 is going to be a GREAT YEAR. Had a “fan” write saying he felt I was wrong in my last epistle when I said not even Nostradamus saw the mess that was 2020 coming.  He commented, “Nostradamus wrote in the year 1551 the following:  There will be […]

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REAL KULTCHA

OK, here we are at  de derrière  of 2020 and in truth it’s been the backside of a year. That’s not what I wanted to say but if I did type what I thought, the editor of this highly acclaimed publication would have to delete it, so I’m staying on the right side of the line.  […]

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BEV’S BACK DANCING!

Bev Williamson from Annie Rose Academy of Dance returns after a three year absence to Blackhead Surf Club with her daughter Kate, to conduct “movement to music classes for mature dancers”. Says Bev, ‘It’s very important to keep moving, especially when you are getting older.  Dancing is not only good for the body, it can […]

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REAL KULTCHA

Well, sports-wise, it has been a tad traumatic this year and we poor sods who tend to live for sport, have been going though hell! Anyhoo, I’m writing this epistle in the middle of the week after the grand finals of both the ARL and the AFL and just for the record, I picked both […]

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REAL KULTCHA

I know I’ve hammered the dribblers in the past (alright, you can call them commentators if you like, but they’re dribblers to me) for some of their idiotic comments but I sat bolt upright t’other night as I watched a League match. That I recall the game was bogged down with errors aplenty and Phil […]

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Whoever said, “The Times They Are A Changing!” must have seen the COVID crisis coming but as usual, there have been a few good jokes doing the rounds to cheer us up.  Here are several I liked:  Went to this restaurant called The Kitchen.  You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own […]

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On a lighter note. . .

This new and easy test for the horror of the COVID 19 virus is provided free of charge and it’s simple, quick and positive (or negative if you see what I mean) test you can do in your home. Take a clean (very important) glass and pour a decent dram of your favourite whisky into […]

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REAL KULTCHA

I was watching a football game last weekend and in the middle of some verbal compost the dribbler was serving up, came this gem:  The More Things Change – The More They Stay The Same!  Eh?  What does that actually mean and how come some ex-Rugby League boofhead – who’s probably suffered far too many […]

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REAL KULTCHA

Here we are, it’s 2020! And for all you naysayers who didn’t think we’d make it – pphhtt! Of course, there are a number of “firsts” that should be acknowledged at this point so here goes: this is my first rant for the new year and also the new decade but I can’t remember how […]