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Myall Community Arts and Craft Centre has a great range of handmade items for sale, pictured in this great photo by Janette Coppock.

 

LAST week of October, post footy finals (winners Richmond and Melbourne!), one week to the Melbourne Cup, and an eight week countdown to Christmas, and the Myall Community Arts and Craft Centre has a beautiful range of handcrafted gift ideas all made with the festive season in mind so drop in as open every day.

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It has been a tough year for retail so keep shopping local for the fabulous Melbourne Cup frock-up and the summer festive season.

Keep eating out local too, as the Myall has a fantastic range of eateries most with new tantalising menus on offer, so book now for Melbourne Cup lunch on 3 November.

This includes at the Tea Gardens seafood restaurant, Mumm’s on the Myall, who recently made national finalist in two categories (Seafood and Breakfast) in the 2020 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.

A big achievement in a challenging year and the winners will be announced on 7 December and foodies from all over wish them well.

Also recently recognised was local photographer Louise Richards who won an amazing six bronze awards in the landscape category of the annual international photographer awards, Rise International Photography Awards.

Louise’s works are on display at the Hawks Nest Gallery.

To the MidCoast Council who have their next monthly meeting on 28 October with a full agenda, including a very well-supported local proposal to rename the current Winda Woppa Reserve to the “Pat and Randle Pritchard” or “Pritchard Memorial Reserve” in honour of two long-serving workers for the community and the local environment.

Also being tabled is the 180-page Midcoast Council Towns & Villages Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) and Bike Plan.

The Plan identifies a range of local pedestrian access issues, including inadequate and/or poorly linked footpaths, unclear or missing signage, informal car park problems, and “considerable conflict between pedestrian, cycles and traffic” in many popular areas, including the narrow Singing Bridge pathway.

It provides a comprehensive starting point for future projects including supporting applications for funding to deliver a mobility network to support community needs for walking and cycling.

Back to school where Book Week wrapped up last Friday and Tea Gardens Public School successfully hosted a “Curious Creatures and Wild Minds” theme which included a fantastic dress up by students and teachers.

High School Certificate exams continue this week with Maths, Legal Studies, Biology and Languages all on the timetable – students are at the halfway point so keep up the support.

Finally, punters start preparing for the Cup that hopefully starts a city, rather than stopping a nation this year.

 

By Sandra MURRAY

 

Snow-capped cloud lingers over Yacaaba Head (or “big brother” 210m high), top shot by Ken Paton.

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