Wingham Wrap: July 3

Our brekkie wrap of the latest local news in under five minutes.

Road Trip: In a show unlike any other, two stand-up comedians, Damian Callinan and Mickey D brought their Road Trip tour to town and last night shone a spotlight on and celebrate the Manning Valley at the Manning Entertainment Centre. They had visited Wingham on Tuesday to get material for the show.

NAIDOC: Events next week celebrating NAIDOC week will honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who fought in defence of Country. The week commemorating National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration begins Sunday July 6 through to Sunday July 13, with an open Community Day event 9am – 3pm on Friday at Fotheringham Park in Taree. 

Art: Wildlife artist Peter Schouten, from Bobin, has been the artist-in-residence at the Manning Regional Art Gallery for the past two years and now the culmination of this work will be showcased at the gallery from this weekend (July 5-6). Manning Wild The Art of Peter Schouten is a collection of 40 watercolour and gouache works featuring the diverse wildlife that inhabits the local region.

Library: Residents of the Manning Valley will now have access to Zinio, a brand new digital magazine download service from the library. Library patrons will be able to read, interact with and explore the latest magazines just by using their library card.

Wingham Bowling Club will host the Graeme 'Dawby' Berrimen Benefit Bowls Day on July 20. Those interested are asked to put their name on the sheet at the club or phone Allan Skinner or Graham Urquhart on 6553 4623.

The Wingham Chronicle Pet Academy Awards finished at 5pm yesterday. We received more than 50 entries in the competition and judging is expected to take place today.