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Circa 1936 finalist in major tourism award

Five-star Corowa hotel and day spa CIRCA 1936 has been named a finalist in the renowned NSW Tourism Awards for luxury accommodation.. Owners Kevin and Ririn Yaxley told the Free Press they were thrilled to be named a finalist in such a prestigious

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Sarah Dean
Oct 18 2017
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McHappy Day fun at McDonald’s

Corowa residents are being encouraged to pop into McDonald’s on Saturday to help celebrate McHappy Day.. McDonald’s Corowa Manager Sim Kendall said there would be a colouring-in competition, a lolly jar guessing competition and a raffle

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Sarah Dean
Oct 11 2017
News

Dreamcathers spark children’s imagination

Children were given some help catching their dream during the school holidays.. Paper plates, string, pom poms and cut-out shapes were used to create dreamcatchers during a school holiday activity at the Howlong, Mulwala and Corowa libraries last

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Sarah Dean
Oct 11 2017
News

Corowa bowls extravaganza

Do you fancy meeting AFL great Neale Daniher in person?. The former Essendon captain and Melbourne coach will be at the Corowa RSL on Friday, October 13 from noon to 1.30pm. Neale will be overseeing a Crackerjack challenge, a non-traditional game of

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Sarah Dean
Oct 11 2017
News

Corowa Market Report

Corowa Market held on Monday 9 October with 13,346 lambs yarded an increase of 1630 from previous week, 6,397 sheep yarded an increase of 159.. Lamb numbers increased and included 12,000 new season lambs. The quality was very good across all of the

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Corowa Free P...
Oct 11 2017
News

Fun at the Corowa Show

People braved periods of rain to enjoy all the fun of the 139th Corowa Show on Sunday, with organisers hailing the event another country show success.. Despite lower crowd attendance the show attracted its largest number of Corowa Showgirl and

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Sarah Dean
Oct 11 2017
News

Rutherglen Swimming...

For the second year in a row the Rutherglen Swimming Pool is set for an early season when it opens on Saturday, making it the first pool in Indigo Shire to open to the public.. Rutherglen Swimming Pool Lifeguard Ray Terrill said the extended season

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Sarah Dean
Oct 11 2017
News

Enjoy the fun of the Corowa Show

Roll up, roll up to the 139th Corowa Show on Sunday, October 8 and be part of all the great fun to be had.. All the traditional show activities will be returning this year, plus some new attractions.. The show committee has been busy preparing for

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Corowa Free P...
Oct 05 2017
News

From broken heart to cycling the world

Author and motivational speaker 44-year-old Jeremy Scott thought, as a four-year-old, he was going on a holiday when his parents helped him pack his bag and they all piled into the car.. The next thing he knew he was waking up in hospital with

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Sarah Dean
Oct 05 2017
News

Jubilee celebration for Corowa's Uniting Church

In October this year the congregation of the Uniting Church - the white one on the corner beside the Community Garden - will be celebrating 50 years since the erection of that 'new church'.. In 1833, the Wesleyan Church building was built on

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Contributor
Oct 05 2017
News

Firecracker sparked...

A firecracker literally lit up a romance between Corowa’s Jim and Elaine Oxlee who are celebrating 64 years of wedding bliss.. The milestone was celebrated with a music performance and afternoon tea among family and residents at Karinya House

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Corowa Free P...
Oct 04 2017
News

National Boys Choir...

When Co-Artistic Director Peter Casey told the 42 boys from the National Boys Choir they were playing to a full house for their Corowa performance on September 25 there was a collective yell of joy.. The boys then proceeded to walk through the main

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Contributor
Oct 04 2017
News

Letters to the editor

More suitable path needed. Attending the Rotary market in Corowa on Sunday I encountered a problem that should have not occurred.. Sand had been used the create a walking path.. Having to rely on a wheelie walker my partner found it impossible to

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Contributor
Oct 04 2017
News

Alive and Cooking at Howlong Golf Resort

The picturesque grounds of the Howlong Golf Resort played host to Celebrity Chef James Reeson recently for a special segment of the WIN Network’s ‘Alive and Cooking’.. Alive and Cooking is Australia’s hottest cooking show

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Contributor
Oct 04 2017
Sport

Finals fever takes over Karinya

Karinya House residents, staff and volunteers jumped on the AFL Grand Final bandwagon last Thursday ahead of the weekend’s clash between Richmond and Adelaide.. The aged care facility was a sea of yellow and black for Richmond supporters, as

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Sarah Dean
Oct 04 2017
News

Festival scares up some fun

Scarecrows – some of the living variety – took over Pfeiffer Wines at the long weekend for the Pfeiffer Wines Scarecrows Sausages and Shiraz festival.. The third annual festival attracted 23 entries in the scarecrow competition, up on 19

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Sarah Dean
Oct 04 2017
News

Mayor's plan for unity

Federation Council’s Mayor Pat Bourke says he is committed to getting confidence from the community and determined to make the new council work.. Cr Bourke will organise bus trips with his fellow councillors to towns within the council area to

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Sarah Dean
Oct 04 2017
News

Administrator...

Federation Council's Administrator from May 2016 to September 2017, Mike Eden, is to be formally congratulated on his performance, as resolved at the first monthly meeting on September 26 of the council's nine elected councillors

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Robert Muir
Oct 04 2017
News

Cleanaway to review...

It is unclear what Cleanaway’s next step will be following Federation Council’s decision to take back support for a compost facility on the edge of Howlong.. Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said, in his opinion, that there was not

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Sarah Dean
Oct 04 2017
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