Stork News: Mark and Amber Adams of Canowindra are excited to announce the birth of their daughter Aster Maree Adams on Monday, 21 June 2021. Aster was born at Orange Health Service and weighed 6lb 10.5oz. She is the granddaughter of Garry and Jan Meurs of Canowindra, the late Mary Adams of Twin Waters and Cheryl and the late John Adams of Tumut.
Foodbasket On: Foodbasket will go ahead as normal this Friday.
Dine & Discover Extended: The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover scheme has been extended until 31 August to support small businesses and allow time for citizens to use them amid changing regulations. Visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/dine-discover-nsw for more information.
Support For Small Businesses Affected By COVID: The NSW Government announced a strong and swift support package for small businesses affected by COVID. They include: Dine vouchers be-ing able to be redeemed for take away and an extension of the program, Small Busi-ness Support Grants for businesses and sole traders employing less than 20 FTE (depending on turnover decline), Hospitality and Tourism Grants, available to tourism or hospitality businesses that have a turnover of more than $75,000 and an Australian wages bill of below $10 million (depending on turnover decline), more than $11 million for increased support for people at risk of homelessness and optional deferral of payroll tax payments due in July 2021.
“Whilst the Western NSW community is not in lockdown, the flow on affect to our businesses has been felt strongly and rapidly with cancellations, reduced capacities, income loss and a drop in business confidence,” said Business NSW’s regional manager of Western NSW, Vicki Seccombe.
“This will provide enormous relief to business owners who have suffered so much over the past 15 months and were slowly starting to bounce back. This latest development has been a hammer blow to them and their confidence, but at least they know some support is on its way.”
Wedding Bells: Jessika Jenkins from Canowindra and Zachery Gransden were married at Nashdale Lane Winery on 5 March 2021. Jess and Zach were attended by Archer, Alba and Dannielle Maere, Zola Spurr, Andrea Earsman, Evie, Gerry and Steven Gransden and Jake Eppleston. Jessika’s three brothers James, Tom and Charley also attended the wedding. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Gransden!