Quota International of Lower Clarence

  It is only three weeks until Quota’s Annual Craft Fair at Yamba Bowling Club. Saturday, October 1 is the day… and it is just one day this year so make sure you mark the day on your calendar. The Fair is fully booked with an amazing array of stalls. For a sneak preview you can see Craft Fair Postcards on our Facebook page. Just put Quota International of Lower Clarence in the search area of Facebook and you will find us… and don’t forget to Like us so you get updates. T...

Yamba Day VIEWS’ Big Day Out

  What a success our movie fundraiser was. Firstly a big thank you to Debbie and the staff at Yamba Cinemas. Brilliantly run morning with a morning tea that exceeded expectations for those that attended. Such a variety from iced pink and blue cupcakes with baby paraphernalia atop, sponge kisses to some very tasty sandwiches and homemade sausage rolls. All who attended enjoyed and rounded it off with a cuppa. Raffle and chocolate wheel brilliantly run. There was even some keen ...

Gulmarrad celebrates Book Week

  It was all hands on deck for Captain Cook and his crew as Gulmarrad Public School sailed into their annual Book Week Parade on Wednesday, August 22. With a focus on the Children’s Book Council theme “Australia. Story. Country”, the Captain was joined by a range of Australian characters including Crocodile Dundee, Ned Kelly, native animals, convicts, Olympic champions and those loveable gumnut babies, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Book Week is officially celebrated from 20 to ...

Clarence River U3A car boot sale

All are invited to the ‘Men’s Shed’ 10th Anniversary Car Boot Sale to be held next Saturday, September 17 at 130 Jubilee Street Townsend. It costs $10 per vehicle to sell your unwanted goods after your Spring cleanup. Or just come along and view some of the great work done at the shed. The U3A ‘Book Clubs’ are having a 2nd hand book sale and would appreciate any donations. They can be taken to the ‘Maclean Book’ group next Friday, or call Jill 6646 8827. The Mens Shed want to ...

Earth Matters – Butterflies of the Clarence Valley

  In the fourth Earth Matters session of the year Fig Forest, Landcare project officer, local botanic expert and butterfly enthusiast, will give an overview of the basic ecology of butterflies. He will talk about the 110 species, mainly from the Clarence Valley, that he has observed, identified, researched and photographed. Fig’s presentation will cover what plants to use to attract butterflies to your garden, how to identify the butterflies you have and what butterflies feed on ...

Lions behind Lawrence Museum Shed

  The new shed for the Lawrence Museum is now a step closer, thanks to the Australian Lions Foundation and Maclean Lions, donation of $15,000. Desperately needing more space to preserve and display larger exhibits, including agricultural and transport items, the Lawrence Historical Society began fundraising for the project in January this year. Within a few months, members of the Maclean Lions heard about the project and applied for a Lions grant through the ALF. Now, with the ...

Year 5 and 6 fundraising stall at last Saturdays Maclean Markets

  On Saturday, September 10 Year 5 and 6 from Saint Joseph's Maclean were very active at Maclean Markets to raise money towards their upcoming excursion to "Singing in the Rain" at QPAC in Brisbane early next term. Students had been very busy for some time at lunch and recess creating beautiful mosaics to be sold at their stall. Students also had a raffle which was very popular and drawn at the end of the market. Congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all those who ...

Todd FULLER Untitled (Little Star 6) 2015)

  Each year it is the support of volunteers that keeps the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter’s seven Op Shops open and raising vital funds to help the Service save lives. Their Yamba Op Shop plays an important role in this and is currently seeking the support of new volunteers to lend a helping hand in the busy shop. Fundraising Manager for the rescue helicopters, Zeke Huish commented “Our Op Shops provide a great social atmosphere for volunteers to enjoy their time and ...

Todd Fuller brings Storylines to the gallery

  Featuring stories that touch on love, loss, leadership and change Todd Fuller’s exhibition Storylines: Drawings From Near and Far is on show at the Grafton Regional Gallery. Storylines exhibits a range of Todd Fuller’s recent works including hand-drawn films, installations, as well as drawings and two-dimensional artworks. Todd’s practice brings a whole range of stories to light, from a dog who dreams of space to a Pope who is contemplating abandoning his throne. From ...

How to fly the Australian Flag

Ed, Having spent an enjoyable week at Iluka in a holiday rental opposite the bowls club, it saddens me that people/clubs/organisations do not realise that if you fly the Australian flag 24/7 you must have lighting underneath to shine on the flag at night. Do not leave it in darkness otherwise take it down every evening and raise it every morning. Apart from the flag at night, I can thoroughly recommend Iluka for a holiday. Regards, a flag nut. Julie Reck, Murphys Creek, Qld