The week that was March 18 – March 24photos

The week that was March 18 – March 24 | photos NEWCASTLE: Shock marriage proposal at World’s Greatest Shave event at The Squire’s Maiden. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

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HUNTER: Jason McFarlane has fibromyalgia, a painful condition. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

NEWCASTLE: Supercars chief executive James Warburton with Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes at Fort Scratchley on Tuesday. PICTURE: Marina Neil

NEWCASTLE: Knights face $100,000 fine but Brendan Elliot is preparing to play on Friday.

NEWCASTLE: Jets officials weigh up future of 11 players. Picture: Getty

HUNTER: Pelvic mesh victim speaks out about ‘one of the greatest medical scandals in Australian history’. Picture: Joe Armao.

NEWCASTLE: City of Newcastle RSL sub-branch president Ken Fayle, in front of a First World War memorial, one of the few pieces of memorabilia saved from the rubble of its club after the 1989 earthquake. Picture: Marina Neil

HUNTER: Bearded Cactus cafe in East Maitland to close in April. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

HUNTER: Craft beer fight brewing over ‘outdated’ alcohol taxation. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

NEWCASTLE: Nobbys drowning: friends pay tribute to Mohsin Awan after tragic end to search effort.

HUNTER: She Will Reign owners soak up special Golden Slipper victory. Picture: Simone De Peak

HUNTER: Scott White will speak at a “lived experience” forum alongside representatives from local suicide prevention services. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

NEWCASTLE: Singer Matt McLaren announces his much-loved Guide Dog’s retirement. Picture: Marina Neil

NEWCASTLE: Tighes Hill siege: Ricky Kincheila charged with 20 offences. Picture: Marina Neil

NEWCASTLE: Stolen bike posted for sale on social media. Picture: Marina Neil

LAKE MACQUARIE: Dora Creek pensioner targeted by international scratch-and-win card scam. Picture: David Stewart

PORT STEPHENS: Nick Arena pictured at Tailor Made Fish Farm when he was announced as a NSW Farmer of the Year finalist. Picture: Sam Norris

PORT STEPHENS: Jean Keeley, Karuah, enjoyed the arcade mural on her weekly shop. “It really brightens the whole area. It’s really refreshing,” she said. Picture: Sam Norris

PORT STEPHENS: Shakaia Tickle, 19, from Salamander Bay is a national finalist in the Miss Galaxy Australia Pageant, which will be held on the Gold Coast in April. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

LAKE MACQUARIE: Arcadia Vale couple’s 1964-built Castle Caravan an enduring wonder on wheels. Picture: Geoff Jones

PORT STEPHENS: Open day, picnic at Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary on Easter Saturday. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

PORT STEPHENS: There was not a lot of St Patrick’s Day festivities in Port Stephens on Friday, but that did not stop some die hard fans from decking themselves out in green and hitting the pubs. Picture: Junction Inn Hotel

LAKE MACQUARIE: South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club set to host NSW Optimist titles at Sunshine on March 25-26. Picture: David Stewart

PORT STEPHENS: Karuah resident Peter James is behind a push to get the town’s community garden up and running once and for all. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

LAKE MACQUARIE: Lake Macquarie Council garbage truck driver David Roworth finds a fan in four-year-old Lincoln Hill. Picture: supplied

HUNTER: The Service Centre East Maitland’s owner Beau Brannan stands behind the fence from where his signs were stolen. The business opened just three days ago. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

HUNTER: Tis the season to photograph fungi

HUNTER: Steamfest organiser Peter Garnham poses with Sooty, the iconic engine that drives hundreds of kilometres to participate in Steamfest every year. Picture: Perry Duffin

HUNTER: Westpac rescue helicopter called to Hinton Road crash. Picture: MJF Productions Australia

HUNTER: Maitland Gaol Coordinator Gordon Sauber pictured at the gaol’s front gates. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

HUNTER: The Hunter support the World’s Greatest Shave 2017

HUNTER: Sydney Olympics torchbearer Jan Williams with Cessnock councillor Jay Suvaal and mayor Bob Pynsent. Picture: Simone De Peak

HUNTER: Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent presents Blake Blackburn’s father Steve with the winner’s trophy at the 2016 Cessnock City Sportsperson of the Year awards. Picture: Krystal Sellars

HUNTER: 2017 Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is on March 24 to 26

HUNTER: Chichester Dam is at capacity – photo by Ken Rubeli from Wangat Lodge.

HUNTER: The Dungog RSL Sub-Branch has voted in its office bearers for the next three years.

HUNTER: Muswellbrook High School’s new Ace program helping students through Higher School Certificate

HUNTER: Singleton resident and SES volunteer, Trevor Fellowes is fed up with the buck passing

HUNTER: Scone’s leading real estate agents says he is pleased with current market trends.

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