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84 going on 21

Soon-to-be 84 year old Joan Newton is actually turning 21 this year, being born on the leap year date, February 29. Joan’s granddaughter Kate is also turning 21 this year in May. “It’s a very special birthday,” she said. It’s said that leap day babies are thought by astrologers to…

Dreams really do come true

It was a moment more than three years in the making, so to say Tania and Peter Josephs were excited when their big day finally arrived and they took delivery of their all new Mustang – is an understatement. The local couple, who approached Clancy Ford Dubbo dealer principal, Chris…

Meet The Boss | Kerrieanne Nichols | Quality Inn

Position: Owner I got involved in business... When I was 18 years-old Our business is known for... Accommodation, Restaurant, Conferencing, functions, weddings and parties. Our best selling product is... Our Fresh seafood platter and Espresso Martini. My role in the business is... To be the face of Quality Inn Dubbo…

Alison gets ready to do the World’s Greatest Shave

In preparation for the World’s Greatest Shave, local Alison Szymkow will be showing her solidarity to cancer sufferers by shaving her head. Alison says she was fortunate enough throughout her personal medical struggles to have the support of family and friends and access to appropriate facilities close by. A few…

So what? Daddy’s a dressmaker

It’s not every day you meet a male dressmaker who made all the frocks for his own wedding party, including his bride, a total of seven ensembles, back in 1954. “Every member of the family I’ve dressed,” he said. Paul Stephens admits it must’ve been a labour of love, after…

Meet the Boss | Anna Melbourne | Dubbo Spine Centre

Position: Owner/Chiropractor I got involved in business... to help people feel better sooner. Our business is known for... our friendly, first-rate care, and being brand NEW! Our best selling product is... we don’t really sell products. My role in the business is... principle chiropractor and owner. I run it all!…

Anh Do is The Happiest Refugee

As his first time performing in Dubbo, sought after comedian and talented writer Anh Do is ready to share his story on a whole new level. Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight-metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one person already…

Hair of The Dog

Marking the mid-way point between Dubbo and Gilgandra, the township of Eumungerie and the Drover’s Dog Hotel are firm favourites with visitors who swing by to enjoy the old-world atmosphere and friendly company of the locals. The pub has changed names a few times and been burned down and rebuilt…

Wray of sunshine

Former Dubbo lad Nick Wray has spent time as a Cleo Bachelor; been an editor at MTV; “stood awkwardly in a sunglasses kiosk at the mall as people walked by” and was fired from a local fast food outlet. Now a video producer for BuzzFeed, Weekender gave the versatile ex-pat…

Jeremy Scott: City boy, country heart

A city boy with a country heart, former Dubbo journo Jeremy Scott is taking to the road on two wheels to help ensure bush kids have access to health care services. He’s even agreed to divulge the secret recipe for his famed Pasta Jezzonara to those who support the cause.…

Karen Martin: My heart breaks when I hear of a drowning

As nice as it was to stand on stage and be named Australia’s most accomplished AustSwim Teacher of Adults for 2015, Karen Martin would much rather spend her time in the pool helping to pare back the drowning statistics that break her heart every year. It’s a great honour but…

Kate Loudon and Lauren Amor: Cow girls Canada bound

Kate Loudon: Cattle have been a passion of mine right through school. I finished at St John’s College in Dubbo last year and now I’m at Wagga (Charles Sturt University) doing Agricultural Science. My parents are both off the land but I was brought up in town, so when I…

Taming the elephant in the room

What has drawn you into the role of facilitator? It wasn’t until 15 years ago that it really started to get a name. “Succession planning” – people really knew what that meant and that was largely because of a woman here in Dubbo by the name of Lyn Sykes, so…