The week's news from the Hunter | July 29 - August 4, 2017 4 Aug 2017, 3:38 p.m. Take a look at the news from the week in the Hunter. The week that was | July 29 - August 4, 2017 Cessnock organisations encouraged to apply for 2017 Community Building Partnership programThe state government will spend an additional $13 million on building a full traffic interchange at the John Hunter Hospital after pressure from health officials.Coach Ernie Merrick warned that the Jets will have to lift a notch to trouble Adelaide United in the FFA Cup after they struggled to break down an under-manned Maitland at Cooks Square Park on Wednesday night.Newcastle East paediatrician Dr Barry Springthorpe celebrates 80th birthday. Picture: Marina NeilSharone Cubby, left, with daughter Jenarli, and Kyeisha Cubby with son Casey at Fort Scratchley. Picture: Simone De PeakNewcastle light rail could feature relics from former Honeysuckle stationJosh Bruce's Supercars Newcastle trophy unveiled as winnerMorpeth Tea Pot and Tea Cosy exhibition will run for the last time from August 17 to 27, marking the end of an era in Maitland tourism.Slow Food International’s Professor Francesco Sottile with Slow Food Hunter Valley leader Amorelle Dempster. Picture: Marina NeilALL SMILES: Bushfire Brigade volunteers Peter Rutherford and Jude Hauck-Burton with Bushrangers' general manager Dylan Brooks. Picture: Marina Neil.Racheal Parker’s $200,000 torment with Nationald Disability Insurance Scheme"I'm in pain 24/7": Lois's frustration over NDIS in CessnockWeston girl Elisabeth Wenta accepted into Washington Ballet pre-professional program. Picture: Rob Eyre PhotographyADVICE: Allen Shrimpton from AS Driver Training had a chat with Jelinda Millgate from the Business Bus when it stopped in Dowling Street Dungog earlier this year.With the introduction of the new Healthy Schools Canteen Strategy the Dungog Public School canteen menu is evolving to ensure it meets not only the official requirements but also the tick of taste from the children.Muswellbrook High School students using gym equipment for Fit Club and at lunchtimeMuswellbrook High School's Brydie Parker returns from 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas with rugby sevens gold medalDongjak-gu students arrive at Australian Christian College SingletonMerriwa residents concerned with state of a section of footpath on main streetLong-time Scone resident Garnet ‘Kelly’ Thrift fondly remembered by family and friendsTweetFacebook of ╳exitTake a lookCheck out the news from a week in the Hunter.The story The week that was | July 29 - August 4, 2017 first appeared on Newcastle Herald.