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Helping those affected by bushfires

The damage from the weekend’s fires has been devastating. Too many houses, buildings and livestock have been lost and the full damage is still yet to be assessed.

Being the generous community that Mudgee is, many people have come out to try to support those in need and we have seen many offering their hands to help in any way they can.

For those unsure of how they can help we thought we would compile a list of ways to offer your contributions:

Aid For Those Affected By The Sir Ivan and Kains Flat Fires Facebook Page

We recommend following the Aid For Those Affected By The Sir Ivan and Kains Flat Fires Facebook Page, which has been created specifically to spread the word about where to offer assistance and donations.

They have been sharing calls for help and assistance and are worth following so you can stay up-to-date with information on the various ways to offer help.

It is also worth contacting the page if you are trying to reach out for community help.

Helping Hand for a Mate on the Land

A fodder run will leave from Cootamundra this Saturday (18/2/17) and drive to the fire affected areas of Leadville, Cassilis, Duneedo and Coolah to deliver bales of hay to help feed surviving livestock.

At the time of writing a number of writing there is about 800 bales of both rolls and big squares of hay set to be carted on 18-20 trucks.

The biggest push now is for funds to provide further help and support, however if you think you can offer more help in terms of hay, drivers or trucks then get in touch with the organisers – Paul Manwarring on 0407 304 052 or Andrew Glover on 0427 203 895.

All help is appreciated. To find out more visit the Helping Hand for a Mate on the Land Facebook Page.

Gofundme pages 

A number of gofundme pages have been created to help raise funds for those affected by the fires and there is likely to be more go up as time progresses. Here are some of the pages so far: 

  • https://www.gofundme.com/local-fire-services-landholders – From the page: The Mudgee Show Rodeo is fundraising for local landholders and RFS Volunteers directly impacted by the fire. Money raised will go directly to our locals affected by the recent fires and support our local RFS Groups.
  • https://www.gofundme.com/bush-fire-appealFrom the page: All monies donated will go to those affected by the fires to help rebuild their lives. It will go towards clothing, food, animal feed, accommodation and any other necessities. Once all donations are collected, they will be handed to the local community emergency parties i.e.: lions club, vinnies etc.
  • https://www.gofundme.com/farmer-loses-everying-in-nsw-fires – From the page: My Father Warren Jarvis has lost everything in the recent NSW fires. Any contribution no matter how small would be a massive help with food, clothing, blankets, clean up costs and to help him get back on his feet.
  • https://www.gofundme.com/3dj0r5k – From the page: NSW BUSHFIRES 2017- Uarbry NSW My Dad and his wife have just lost everything in the bushfires yesterday (12th Feb) at Uarbry NSW, Australia. I am asking for help to get them on their feet again and to help them along while they have no where to live, no roof over there heads, no clothes, no food. Any amount is greatly appreciated and I personally thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you gathering

Cudgegong Cruisers Inc are hosting a Thank You event at the Mudgee Showground this Saturday 18th February from 1pm to 5pm.

This is an event that will give the community a chance to come together and thank our local firies and volunteers.

All RFS personal and anyone associated with the bushfire efforts are welcome to head along.

Members of the public are encouraged to come along too and make a donation in exchange for a BBQ lunch and cold drinks.

All proceeds from the day will go towards local brigades. 

Thank you to all the fire fighters and volunteers stilling working hard to keep fires under control throughout NSW.

To stay up-to-date with local fire news, make sure to follow the NSW Rural Fire Service on Facebook.

Friday Feast – Butcher Shop Café

Butcher Shop Café

We visited on 04-11-16

Friday Feast – The team headed up the main street of town to the ever popular Butcher Shop Cafe. The concrete floor and tiles to the ceiling remind you of its former life as a butchery, providing some of the finest meat to Mudgee. Now it provides the daily staple of freshly roasted coffee and simple food to match. James O’Neill has created a fantastic place for locals to catch up or for tourists to relax and unwind.

The Butcher Shop Cafe prides itself on in-house roasting of the coffee beans, giving your cappuccino or latte real strength and freshness. The all-day breakfast menu is extensive with choices of cheese or Italian style omelettes, butchers benedict with bacon & tomato, buttermilk pancakes or toasted muesli with fruit, honey & yoghurt. If you’re up for a challenge at lunch time, order the Skyscraper Burger with chips. For those with a smaller appetite, there is the butcher’s burger with bacon & cheese, lamb burger with minted yoghurt, prawn pasta, Caesar salad or a selection of sandwiches & melts.

Open 7 days a week, the Butcher Shop Cafe is in a prime location whether you are grabbing a take away coffee or taking time out to dine in.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Alby & Esther’s

Alby & Esther’s

We visited on 14-10-16

The team headed off to Alby + Esthers for their Friday Feast. There is nothing better than getting out of the office for lunch and the sun drenched courtyard was a prime position.

Owner and licensee Leigh Sargent has created a menu with a strong local accent, uncomplicated and delicious food. All dishes are generously proportioned and memorable, like the house made beans with ham hock and poached egg, the famous jaffle with smoked ham, egg and swiss cheese or the new Alby Sandwich with chicken, bacon, cheese, beetroot relish and horseradish cream.

Everyday there is a beautiful selection of freshly baked cakes, muffins and tarts. Enjoy the locally roasted coffee from Yarrabin Road roasters, or for something refreshing choose from the Crave Natural kombucha or the Hello Lovelies cordials.

The only downside of the day was that we were too early to enjoy a cleansing ale or a chilled glass of wine. Alby + Esthers turns into a Tapas Wine Bar on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering share platters with a selection of beers, ciders, apertifs & wines. Locals Manners Wine, Burnbrae Wines, LOWE Wines & Heslop Wines head the list.

Open Monday to Saturday from 8am, come and enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner!

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Café 89

Café 89

We visited on 07-10-16

Man down, man down!! We were missing one of the troops today, however we still headed out for the Friday Feast. Café 89 was our place of choice today, and it did not disappoint. The place was buzzing with patrons choosing to either sit indoors or enjoy the sun-drenched footpath dining. Jo and her team provide a wonderful selection of hearty meals catering for breakfast (all day) and lunch. Two of us chose the steak sandwich with roasted mushroom, Swiss cheese and caramelised onions, whilst our counterpart savoured the 89 chicken burger with honey mustard mayo, all served with chips. Other options include corn fritter stack, Spanish baked eggs and the 89 beef burger. The all day breakfast menu is extensive with choices of eggs Benedict, smoked salmon omelette, a healthy breakkie stack or the big breakfast.

Momenti coffee is a huge hit with caffeine aficionados, whilst other drink choices include Tea Tonic – Australia’s Healthiest Tea Range, milkshakes or freshly squeezed juices.

Café 89 (supporting Pink Up Mudgee) has something for everyone whether it’s breakfast, lunch or morning & afternoon tea. Come down and see why this café is so popular.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – The Dancing Goat

The Dancing Goat

We visited on 16-12-16

There is nothing better than a great carb loading warm lunch on a wet day. The boys headed to The Dancing Goat Cafe for the Friday Feast and it hit the spot!!

The Southern Fried Chicken Burger and the Sloppy Joe pulled lamb burger were the pick of the menu, both served with crunchy golden fries. Other choices included all day breakfast – eggs benedict, selection of pancakes, big breakfast or breakfast roll, as well has Caesar salad, vegetarian burger or soup & pasta of the day.

For the sweet tooth, there is a range of cakes, tarts and muffins to settle the sugar cravings. There is a large selection of smoothies, frappes and cold drinks, but a Campos Coffee definitely prepares you to tackle the afternoon. If you are after delicious simple food, with prompt service, call into The Dancing Goat Cafe.

See you next year!

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Paragon Hotel

Paragon Hotel

We visited on 09-12-16

Just for a change the team headed for a counter meal at the Paragon Hotel for the Friday Feast. Unfortunately it was only 1pm on Friday so we could not enjoy a frost amber ale, however an icy cold squash and a quality pub meal did the job. Paul Osseweyer provides a great meal and that is evident by the amount of tradies in there during lunch hours.

Roast pork & veges, schnitzel & chips, beef burger or lamb cutlets, whatever your appetite, it will be satisfied here at The Paragon Hotel. Even if you’re not hungry, call in for a beer and a chat!

Cheers till next time,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Wineglass Bar & Grill

Wineglass Bar & Grill

We visited on 20-09-16

Friday Feast – The team headed to The Wineglass Bar & Grill to savour the delicious menu. Owner and Chef Scott Tracey provides many options that will appeal to all appetites. Select from the $11 lunch specials which include steak sandwich, an Italian pizza with prawns or a fresh Caesar salad. Or for those that want something a little more upmarket, try the chicken risotto, the seafood linguine or the slow roasted pork belly.

If lunch is not for you, why not start the day with a sumptuous breakfast. Choose from hot cakes with honeycomb butter, Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce or something for the health conscious, granola, dried fruit and yoghurt. All of this can be washed down with award-winning Vittoria Coffee.

If a 3 course meal is more your style, come and try the dinner menu which changes seasonally and is prepared using regionally sourced produce. Match this with a selection of local wines for an unforgettable meal.

If you want to make a weekend of it, stay at the Cobb & Co Court Boutique Hotel, Mudgee. Relax in a beautifully appointed queen room or a New York style loft apartment, centrally located and adjoining The Wineglass.

Why not take an opportunity to enjoy all our gorgeous region has to offer? We’re so busy we often forget to appreciate this amazing place we live.

Now, any suggestions for our lunch date next week?

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Outside The Square

Outside The Square

We visited on 18-11-16

The team headed down to Outside the Square Café to enjoy the spring day. The cafe offers great options for breakfast and lunch in a great family friendly environment. The small servery window for take away coffee is a hive of activity in the morning and the aroma of fresh baked muffins and cakes is hard to pass by.

The breakfast menu is very simple yet delicious with choices including French toast, buttermilk pancakes, toasted muesli, or Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine or Eggs Ocean (smoked salmon). For the big appetite tuck into The BIG Square with eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, potato rösti served with tomato relish. Accompany this with a Toby’s Estate Coffee or Toby’s Estate Organic tea to complete your morning.

If lunch is what you are after, then again the menu will satisfy your taste buds. The chicken burger seemed to be the popular choice on Friday, however the Cajun chicken Caesar salad was a personal favourite. Other lunch time options include a gourmet steak sandwich, the Greek lamb burger, various salads and choices of baguettes and bruschetta’s. To replenish the fluids on a warm day, select from milkshakes, smoothies, organic soft drinks and juices. Kids are not forgotten either with a number of options for the little appetite.

The focus of the owners and staff here at Outside The Square Café is to provide a family friendly place that serves coffee produced by ethical companies and also organic and natural options. Come in and meet the staff and see why everyone is starting to look Outside The Square Café.

Cheers,

Sutho

Friday Feast – Mudgee Corner Store

Mudgee Corner Store

We visited on 09-09-16

The team ventured off to Mudgee Corner Store for lunch, corner of Horatio & Lewis Streets. Proprietors Campbell and Anne McLean pride themselves on using locally sourced produce to create their wonderful menu, including pulled pork burgers, wagyu and beetroot relish burgers, egg & bacon rolls as well as daily specials whipped up by kitchen extraordinaire Alicia Cowden.

Grab a great coffee with beans from Fish River Roasters and a freshly baked muffin to start your day. Every Tuesday fresh fruit and veggies are delivered for your convenience, whilst you can also grab other produce like Pipeclay Pumphouse meats, Spencer Cocoa chocolate and milk from The Little Big Dairy Co.

Open 7 days a week, call in to see what’s so wonderful about this little corner store.

Keep watching this space, who knows where we might pop up next Friday. Have a great week!!

Cheers,

Sutho

Have your say on Mudgee’s future

Mudgee residents are being invited to have a say on the long-term plan for our region.

The Mid-Western Regional Council wants to know what the top 5 major projects on resident’s wish list are, and the things that people would like to see improved.

Thoughts and feedback will be used to help guide the council in updating the Towards 2030 Community Plan, which sets out the region’s vision for the future – where we are, where we want to be and how we will get there.

The plan is reviewed every four years and provides a blueprint the council can use to help guide planning and investment and it ensures they are working towards the common goals shared amongst the community.

All residents in the Mid-Western Region are encouraged to have their say and provide their input. By having a say you can help influence the future development of the region and help ensure the projects you care about get prioritised.

Council is holding a number of events this month to help the community engage in the consultation process including a community wide telephone survey, street stalls, online surveys and feedback forms. Some people may have already visited road show sessions that were held earlier this month.

The easiest way to have your say right now is to head over to the Mid-Western Regional Council website and fill in the Community Plan surveys. There are two surveys on the page so make sure to fill both in.

Contact the council for any further details about the Towards 2030 Community Plan and about providing feedback