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Team full of talent

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A GROUP of talented youngsters have been handed a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of illustrious Singleton sports stars such as Kevin Howarth, John Halter, Steve Merrick, David Vaughan and, more recently, Jake Hunter.
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The 18 athletes, aged 12 to 15, were unveiled at the Singleton Youth Venue last week to represent Team Singleton at the 2014 International Children’s Games at Lake Macquarie between December 6 and 11.

It is the first time the event has been hosted in the Southern Hemisphere with 13 Australian cities, including Singleton, facing rivals from 30 countries.

Team Singleton head coach John Watson and Sue Sylvester will lead the athletics squad while Melisa Geale is overseeing the swimmers.

Singleton mayor John Martin admitted it was a great honour to be part of the 2014 International Children’s Games.

“Council is proud to support our local young athletes who will be representing our community,” he said.

“I congratulate them on earning their place on Team Singleton.

“We boast excellent facilities in town, which attract people from other areas.

“Singleton also has a strong affinity with sportspeople.

“Swimmer Kevin Howarth competed at the 1948 Olympic Games, John Halter and Steve Merrick made their marks in rugby union, David Vaughan excelled in weightlifting and, just last week, equestrian rider Jake Hunter

collected a bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games.

“Who knows what could happen for these athletes?

“I know they’ll compete in our proud tradition of fair play and sportsmanship.

“Bring back as many medals as possible.”

Cr Martin encourages the community to show its support for Team Singleton over the coming months as they train for this exciting event.

To view full profiles of the athletes or to post a message of support, like the Team Singleton Facebook page at facebook南京夜网/SingletonTeam or visit www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/teamsingleton

TEAM SINGLETON: Back from left, Flynn Lefmann, Kristina O’Brien, coach Sue Sylvester, Adelaide Sylvester, coach Melisa Geale, Tess Orton, Singleton mayor John Martin, Isaac Barry, head coach John Watson, Tim Ryan, Tristan Muir, James Bradley, Nick Watson and, front from left, head of delegation Reina Stalker, Elliott Earnshaw, Harrison Geale, Sean Beverley, Noel Woods, Chantelle Smuts, Shanae Howard, Paige McHattie, Maddison Berry and Singleton Council general manager Lindy Hyam. Absent: Saffron Sylvester

TEAM SINGLETON – Swimming

Elliott Earnshaw – 400m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Harrison Geale – 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Noel Woods – 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Sean Beverley – 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Chantelle Smuts – 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Maddison Berry – 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Paige McHattie – 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

Shanae Howard – 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 100m medley relay

TEAM SINGLETON – Athletics

Flynn Lefmann – 100m, long jump

Isaac Barry – 100m, boys relay

James Bradley – 1500m, boys relay

Nick Watson – long jump, boys relay

Tristan Muir – 1500m, boys relay

Tim Ryan – shot put

Adelaide Sylvester – 800m, girls relay

Kristina O’Brien – 800m, girls relay

Tess Orton – 100m, long jump, girls relay

Saffron Sylvester – 100m, long jump, girls relay

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We visit Pine End Organics for our first Macarthur Foodies feature

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‘‘Really satisfying’’: Margarita Carrick with some of Pine End Organics’ cheeses, which they make at their Belimbla Park farm. Picture: Jonathan NgFor food lovers, Pine End Organics is the organic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Kerrie Armstrong dropped in to have a look.
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NESTLED in a copse of trees in Belimbla Park is a foodie magnet for Sydneysiders and locals alike.

Pine End Organics produces organic fruit and vegetables, eggs and honey and its bed and breakfast attracts city dwellers with the promise of a weekend away in the country, just 80kilometres from the big smoke.

But owner Margarita Carrick offers an unusual point of difference for her visitors — the opportunity to learn how to make cheese.

‘‘Making your own cheese is really satisfying, like anything you do for yourself,’’ Mrs Carrick said.

‘‘You know what’s in it, just like when you are cooking from scratch.’’

Mrs Carrick has been making cheese for about 10 years and teaching others for about eight years.

She offers two levels of dairy workshops: the introductory workshop, which covers how to make fetta, ricotta and butter, and the advanced workshops, which cover camembert, quarg and yoghurt.

The process for all the cheeses begins with raw milk, which Mrs Carrick said could be difficult to get, but could, at a pinch, be substituted for organic homogenised milk.

‘‘I have a few different sources for raw milk.

‘‘It has entered our thoughts to get a cow ourselves, but there are lots of local people who have cows and the amount of milk is too much for one family.’’

Once the milk has been sourced, Mrs Carrick pasteurises it and adds a starter culture, to replace good bacteria that is lost in the pasteurisation process, which converts the lactose in the milk to lactic acid.

Rennet is then added to set the mixture into curds which are then cut into small cubes.

‘‘Then the process is different for every cheese,’’ Mrs Carrick said.

Pine End Organics sells its ricotta and quarg along with home-grown eggs, honey, fruit and vegetables — all certified organic.

Mrs Carrick said this organic certification was hard fought for and took dedication to maintain.

She said farmers and producers who claimed to be organic but flouted regulations risked damaging genuinely organic produce.

‘‘Organic certification is a four-year process.

‘‘If someone has a bad experience [with produce falsely labelled organic] it tars us all the same.’’

ORGANICPRODUCEHAVEN

■ What: Pine End Organics

■ Where: 35 Binalong Road, Belimbla Park

■ Details: 46572176, [email protected]南京夜网 or visit www.pineend南京夜网

CHEESE-MAKINGWORKSHOPS

■ Introductory workshops: fetta, ricotta and butter — $135

■ Advanced workshops: camembert, quarg and yoghurt — $150

■ Morning tea and lunch are included and comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended

■ Workshops are particularly fun when done with friends or family

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Juniors prepare for last short course meet

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Back: Kate Jordan, Anna Mittell, Matthew Slot, Kaitlyn Morgan and Tony Rodda. Front: Kiara Verbeek, Brittany Wassing, Jarrod Slot, Thomas Hawke and Mitchell Sherlock. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDTHEfinal meet for the Short Course season takes place this weekend, with several Bendigo East Swimming Club members set to compete.
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A team of 10 young swimmers will compete at the Victorian Age Short Course Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre between Friday and Sunday.

The swimmers are primed and ready for the meet, after competing well at the recent Victorian Country Short Course Championships in Shepparton

Bendigo East swimmersThomas Hawke, Kate Jordan, Jarrod Slot, Matthew Slot, Anna Mittell, Kaitlyn Morgan, Kiara Verbeek, Brittany Wassing andnew club members Bailey Harriden andMitchell Sherlock will try their luck at the event.

“Swimming against some of the best age group swimmers in Victoria is a challenge that this group is keen to tackle,”Bendigo East Coach Tony Rodda said.

“It is an exciting time for all and is a stepping stone for the upcoming long course season.

“If all swimmers can maintain the same attitude and determination they will certainly acquit themselves well,” Rodda said of championship prospects.

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Car crashes through Wollongong dance studio wall: photos

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Car crashes through Wollongong dance studio wall: photos Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI
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Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

Police and emergency services responded to the Glebe Street incident where the vehicle was found to have become wedged in the back wall of the Dancespace 383 building. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI

TweetFacebookA woman and child have been injured after a car crashed into a building in Wollongong this morning.

Just after 11am Tuesday morning emergency services were called to the Dancespace383 studioon Glebe Street, after reports a car had crashed into a building.

On arrival, police and emergency services found a Toyota Camry had gone through a wall into the studio.

A woman, aged 30, was hit by the car in the building and she was taken to Wollongong Hospital in a serious condition.

An 18-month-old child was injured and has been taken to hospital in serious condition.

Another woman, aged 42 and a two-year-old childsuffered minor injuries and have been taken to Wollongong Hospital.

All other children at the studio were uninjured.

The driver, an 83-year-old man, was trapped for a short time and on being released he was taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

The only passenger, a woman, was uninjured.

Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are investigating are the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area. Glebe Street is closed between Kembla Street and Beatson Street, Wollongong.

Source:Illawarra Mercury

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Battle of the biggest names

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CONTENDER: As a Miracle Mile winner, Steve Turnbull’s Smooth Satin (#4) is one horse tipped to be part of the field for the ‘Greatest Ever Bathurst Showground Paceway Cup’ later this month.KIT Walker might be the ghost who walks, but when the phantom comes to the Bathurst Paceway later this month his alter ego will be known as Kevin Thompson.
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As part of a massive program which will signal the Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s farewell to the Showground Paceway on September 21, Thompson will conduct a phantom call.

The race will be called the ‘Greatest Ever Bathurst Showground Paceway Cup’.

“Pretty much as a finale to our last ever meeting, it seemed appropriate to put a race together based on the selections of a number of people, including current members, past presidents, secretaries and media. We asked them to put together a list of the top five horses they have seen race on the track,” Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s chief executive officer Danny Dwyer explained.

“We will correlate the results and come up with a field, based on public feedback, who were the best 10 horses to race on the Bathurst track.”

The club invited around 250 people to vote and of those, they got 100 responses, which Dwyer was very pleased with.

While still working on the final field and planning a barrier draw, there is little doubt there will be some quality horses in the mix when Thompson conducts his call.

Dwyer did not reveal any names, but hinted at which horses may make the cut.

“We have definitely seen a range of horses – from those that race in the 1920s through to current times,” he said.

“Anything that was in and around the InterDominion are very popular and there have been a lot of horses from the 50s and 60s that have been quite popular.”

There has been plenty of speculation among Bathurst residents and the harness racing community as a whole as to who will be in the final 10 – names such as Smooth Satin and Hondo Grattan have been frequently mentioned.

“It is certainly something which has created a lot of attention, which is what we set out to do,” Dwyer said.

“It is very important from the club’s point of view to recognise the history of the Show-ground because we have been racing here since 1910.

“This gives us a chance not just to recognise the horses, but the owners, trainers and drivers as well.”

Tonight’s eight-race meeting at the Bathurst Paceway will give a nod to the much anticipated call when the Phantom Race Call 21 Sept Pace is held over 2,130 metres.

Nathan Hurst’s Tulhurst Tully shapes as one of the better chances on the back of two second placings in his last two outings, but he does have to contend with a tricky barrier seven draw. Steve Turnbull’s The Lagoon-trained duo Coopers Beach Boy and The Space also deserve respect.

Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 5.32pm.

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Treasure to be found in Henty

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Rachael Treasure (pictured), an iconic Australian author, will be launching her new book ‘Cleanskin Cowgirls’ at the Henty Machinery Field Days this year.
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Although the official release date isn’t until October 1, Ms Treasure said they will be ‘sneaking out the first copies in Henty’.

“I love that I can release the book in Henty,” Ms Treasure said.

“It’s not an anonymous city launch – I am delivering the book to the readers who have been following me for years.”

Her latest book is set in the town of Culvert, a fictional wheat growing area, that is dealing with typical country issues like the drought and cost of running farms.

The two girls in the book take of leaving the boys they love behind who are working on developing a biofuel from sewage.

“People think I only write about outback romance but underneath this plot is a subplot on renewable energy,” Ms Treasure said.

“There are also plenty of poo jokes.”

Ms Treasure will be kicking off her tour in Henty when she arrives here from Southern Tasmania with her nine-year-old son, Charlie and friend Heidi along for the ride.

Aside from her passion for writing Ms Treasure loves attending farming field days.

“I go to the Ag Field days in Tas each year,” Ms Treasure said.

“I can’t wait to compare it to the Henty Machinery Field days; I imagine the equipment will be a lot bigger compared to Tassie.”

Next week the Eastern Riverina Chronicle will be giving two lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy of Ms Treasure’s new book, ‘Cleanskin Cowgirls’.

Ms Treasure will be at the Henty Machinery Field Days from September 23 to 25.

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Mikaela Carter’s passion pays off

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MIKAELA Carter’s love of agriculture was evident when she studied Year 12 in 2013.
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The Upper Hunter resident completed two Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, hospitality and primary industries, and was delighted to receive an Australian Vocational Student Prize.

“I was surprised because I didn’t know I’d been nominated for it,” she told the Hunter Valley News.

“It encouraged me to follow the more agricultural path.”

There were 2000 Australian Vocational Student Prizes awarded nation-wide for 2013 but only two in the entire Hunter region.

Miss Carter said while vocational course had small enrolments they still counted toward the Higher School Certificate and, upon completion, students were awarded a Certificate II.

The former St Joseph’s High School Aberdeen student graduated last year and has nothing but praise for her teachers.

“I’d like to thank Joey’s; they were a fantastic school to go to especially with agriculture, and my teachers Lisa Bright, Charles Mill and Kristy Wadwell,” she said.

“There is a big agriculture section; they’ve got heaps of kids interested.”

Miss Carter is the eighth generation on her family’s property.

She said it was a difficult industry in general, but even more so for women.

“There are not many women in the industry and farmers don’t really make the profit others do,” she said.

“It’s a hard industry to be in and there’s a lot of competition especially at the moment, because of the climate and drought we’re all struggling.

“For myself, it’s more than my profession; I’m very passionate about it and I can see me doing it for the rest of my life.”

Miss Carter’s positive experience with vocational education is the reason she wishes to urge others to have a go.

“I encourage people to do the VET courses; it gives a break from the serious study,” she said.

“At least try a Vet course – there are heaps to choose from.

“Primary industries is second nature [for me], and hospitality became a passion – that was just something I tried and loved.”

Miss Carter aspires to one day be a stock and station agent.

ARDENT: Mikaela Carter is passionate about primary industries and recently received a national prize for her work in the Higher School Certificate.

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We visit Pine End Organics for our first Macarthur Foodies feature

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‘‘Really satisfying’’: Margarita Carrick with some of Pine End Organics’ cheeses, which they make at their Belimbla Park farm. Picture: Jonathan NgFor food lovers, Pine End Organics is the organic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Kerrie Armstrong dropped in to have a look.
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NESTLED in a copse of trees in Belimbla Park is a foodie magnet for Sydneysiders and locals alike.

Pine End Organics produces organic fruit and vegetables, eggs and honey and its bed and breakfast attracts city dwellers with the promise of a weekend away in the country, just 80kilometres from the big smoke.

But owner Margarita Carrick offers an unusual point of difference for her visitors — the opportunity to learn how to make cheese.

‘‘Making your own cheese is really satisfying, like anything you do for yourself,’’ Mrs Carrick said.

‘‘You know what’s in it, just like when you are cooking from scratch.’’

Mrs Carrick has been making cheese for about 10 years and teaching others for about eight years.

She offers two levels of dairy workshops: the introductory workshop, which covers how to make fetta, ricotta and butter, and the advanced workshops, which cover camembert, quarg and yoghurt.

The process for all the cheeses begins with raw milk, which Mrs Carrick said could be difficult to get, but could, at a pinch, be substituted for organic homogenised milk.

‘‘I have a few different sources for raw milk.

‘‘It has entered our thoughts to get a cow ourselves, but there are lots of local people who have cows and the amount of milk is too much for one family.’’

Once the milk has been sourced, Mrs Carrick pasteurises it and adds a starter culture, to replace good bacteria that is lost in the pasteurisation process, which converts the lactose in the milk to lactic acid.

Rennet is then added to set the mixture into curds which are then cut into small cubes.

‘‘Then the process is different for every cheese,’’ Mrs Carrick said.

Pine End Organics sells its ricotta and quarg along with home-grown eggs, honey, fruit and vegetables — all certified organic.

Mrs Carrick said this organic certification was hard fought for and took dedication to maintain.

She said farmers and producers who claimed to be organic but flouted regulations risked damaging genuinely organic produce.

‘‘Organic certification is a four-year process.

‘‘If someone has a bad experience [with produce falsely labelled organic] it tars us all the same.’’

ORGANICPRODUCEHAVEN

■ What: Pine End Organics

■ Where: 35 Binalong Road, Belimbla Park

■ Details: 46572176, [email protected]南京夜网 or visit www.pineend南京夜网

CHEESE-MAKINGWORKSHOPS

■ Introductory workshops: fetta, ricotta and butter — $135

■ Advanced workshops: camembert, quarg and yoghurt — $150

■ Morning tea and lunch are included and comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended

■ Workshops are particularly fun when done with friends or family

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Labor sees red over Hunter school zone light roll-out

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John Robertson flanked by Jodie Harrison Tim Crakanthorp outside Windale Public School. Pic: Max Mason-HubersA SLOW roll-out of flashing orange lights in Hunter school zones has NSW Opposition leader John Robertson seeing red.
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MrRobertson met with Labor candidates Jodie Harrison and Tim Crakanthrop outside Windale Public School this morning to discuss the issue.

Mr Robertson said the rollout had been a ‘‘miserable failure’’, despite the Hunter’s flashing light installation being planned for later this year.

Only half the Hunter’s schools have flashing school zone lights.

The Transport for NSW website has published a schedule detailing when local government areas should expect installation of flashing school zone lights.

On the list, Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle Council are scheduled between November 2014 and February 2015.

But Ms Harrison said the government had had three and a half years to install the lights but had managed to put in plenty of speed cameras.

She said the government had the wrong priorities.

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Foodie fun part of Carnivale action

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A NEW fixture on the region’s spring calendar will have residents dusting off their cookbooks or whipping up the secret family recipe, as well as hitting the local food trail to find the freshest and best produce the Upper Hunter provides.
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One of the many events held during Muswellbrook Carnivale in Spring, the aptly-named Carnivale de Cuisine encourages the community to share a meal with family and friends, while at the same time using fresh local produce.

Muswellbrook Shire tourism and promotions officer Kevin Doherty said it was simple and fun to be part of Carnivale de Cuisine.

“Any time during spring, invite a family member or a few friends over for a home-cooked meal,” Mr Doherty said.

“The only rule is you must use at least one item of local, Upper Hunter produce.

“And if you serve it with a bottle of Upper Hunter wine – well that’s even better.”

Once you’ve shared your meal, share a photo of it on Muswellbrook Shire Carnivale in Spring Facebook page.

2NM radio host Stephen Cenatiempo has been named grand ambassador of Carnivale de Cuisine and is encouraging the entire community to be involved.

Mr Cenatiempo’s family hails from southern Italy, from the little island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples.

“Dad came to Australia in 1950 and we lived most of our lives in Sydney’s western suburbs,” he said.

“He was involved in fruit and veg, so food has been a major part of my life since I was born, especially fresh produce.”

It stands to reason, with his Italian heritage, that Mr Cenatiempo would be big fan of pasta – and he is – but he also includes German among his favourite cuisines.

He’s looking forward to seeing the dishes the local community shares during Carnivale de Cuisine.

To make it easier to find and buy local, the new online directory The Upper Hunter Country Pantry Shopping List was launched last month.

It brings together details of local food and wine producers in one easy-to-search list.

Mr Cenatiempo said the The Upper Hunter Country Pantry Shopping List was a great initiative.

“An area like the Upper Hunter has been begging for something like this and I really can’t believe it’s never been done before,” he said.

“Most regions have great local produce, but here in the Hunter the area is just so rich with it,” he said.

“I’ve been in the Upper Hunter for two years now and I really only know a handful of local producers.”

Mr Cenatiempo said the Upper Hunter has a diverse cultural make up, so Carnivale de Cuisine was a great opportunity to celebrate it.

The benefits of Carnivale de Cuisine are two-fold, it brings people together to enjoy a meal and it encourages residents to “shop local” and learn about the vast array of local produce and producers available right on their door step.

The Upper Hunter Country Pantry Shopping List can be found at www.upperhuntercountry南京夜网 – click the Eat Up! tab.

Don’t forget to post a photo of your meal on Muswellbrook Carnivale in Spring Facebook page.

For more information contact Kevin Doherty on 6541 4050.

GRAND AMBASSADOR: 2NM radio host Stephen Cenatiempo is encouraging residents to embrace Carnivale de Cuisine.

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