A treasure on York Street

BY DI SNEDDON

A home with a humble history of strength and grace will continue its legacy of giving people a leg up for yet another generation.

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Royal Hotel Muswellbrook

BY ROS BALDWIN

When I stepped into the cool hotel from the heat of the afternoon, I had only two things on my mind: an ice-cold gin and tonic and a good chat.

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Classed up caravans

BY RACHEL FRASER AND HARRY MULHOLLAND

House or holiday home, it’s all about creating a haven to enjoy with family and friends nearest and dearest to us.

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Branxton butcher hits the spot

BY ROS BALDWIN

Peering into fridges brimming with wagyu beef, extraordinary Berkshire pork, the finest cuts of Cowra lamb, house made charcuterie and a cabinet of thick flavoured sausages and all the usual suspects, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. 

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An Artistic Affair

The local Art Fair at Pokolbin Hall over the long weekend proved to be such a success that the event will be back on the June long weekend and October long weekend next year.

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Hooked on the aroma of freshly baked bread

BY ROS BALDWIN

With a pretty intense background in the world of food, different aromas – both weird and wild – form a huge part of that. But for me, there is something more at play than just the smell.

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Baume offers birthday bliss

BY ROS BALDWIN

August is birthday month in my family.  I secretly look forward to it, dread it and will it to be over from the first day till the last. 

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One for all the cheese lovers

BY ROS BALDWIN

My name is Ros and I have a weakness for cheese. Most cheeses in fact. But in particular a distinctively sharp and flavourful, matured cheddar.  Or a decadent, oozy French style camembert. Soft or hard goats’ cheeses are also a personal favourite.

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Show Home

BY DI SNEDDON

Northern Agricultural Association Showground in Singleton is one of them and there is plenty of reasons why it will never be for sale.

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Lorna’s love of a busy life

BY RACHEL FRASER

When it comes to standing strong in their resolve, Lorna Driscoll is an expert.  At 75-years-old, Lorna can still be found six-and-a-half days a week serving customers and pumping fuel at the place she loves and refuses to sell for love or money.

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