MILLTHORPE MATTERS: Creative Arts Group exhibition.

The Commercial Hotel in Millthorpe. It's hoped the bar will be open by the beginning of May. Photo: Contributed.
The Commercial Hotel in Millthorpe. It's hoped the bar will be open by the beginning of May. Photo: Contributed.

Millthorpe Creative Arts Group

The Easter art exhibition and sale was very successful, with thirteen pieces sold and the Museum earning a healthy commission from the sales.

Over 100 people came through, the majority visiting tourists, and their comments were very appreciative.

The Arts group are now planning further exhibitions at the Museum due to this success, with dates and times to be advised.

Community Survey

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Club Millthorpe

New life is being breathed into the iconic village Bowling Club. The two well-groomed greens are attracting large numbers of players, the food being served is winning high praise, and our local musicians have re-launched Friday Night Live on Friday 16th April.

GREAT DISPLAY: Some of the works on display by the Millthorpe Creative Arts Group.

GREAT DISPLAY: Some of the works on display by the Millthorpe Creative Arts Group.

Openings Closings

Saturday April 17th marked the end of publican David Mutton's reign at The Railway Hotel and both Friday and Saturday nights saw large crowds helping to send him and his staff off in fine style.

Going too is Tony G and his staff from his well-patronised bistro. They will all be missed.

Hopes are high that The Commercial Hotel's front bar will be open by the end of April and The Railway Hotel is reborn soon.

Pros Cons

Beautiful weather over the Easter weekend brought throngs of visitors to the village, the vibrant street-life further building Millthorpe's reputation as a great destination.

The economic benefits to the local businesses are measurable, and during the school holidays the visitors continued to arrive.

The Museum reported record numbers and glowing praise for the quality and range of the displays.

It is disappointing to report that the Skate Park was left in a poor state after the Easter weekend, with rubbish, broken glass and even a large tree branch littering the facility.

Whether this was the disrespectful actions of visitors has not been determined.

Surely our local youthful users treat their skate park with more care and pride. There have been further reports of dogs wandering the streets in the north-west of the village, and barking dogs continue to be a sporadic nuisance to neighbours.

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