Back by popular demand

his guest band reprise their January performance at Mal’s Blues Bar this Sunday afternoon. Last month’s show is back by popular demand, says Eastick. Guest players include Maclean Hammond organ player Tony Rendell and Central Coast singer John Makey, who has been a regular performer with Eastick since 1997 and contributed vocals to Eastick’s recordings. Ex-Sydney players, Christos Nicolaou on bass and Pete Brentnall on drums, now ensconced on the northcoast, complete the lineup. ...

Airport’s passenger numbers improve

A report to yesterday’s Clarence Valley Council meeting says passenger numbers passing through the council’s Grafton Airport have improved, however, the numbers are not high enough to cover the cost of running the facility. “In the month of November 2016, the passenger numbers that passed through Grafton Airport were 1,973, this figure is the best since October 2008, November figures are up by 19.14 per cent on November 2015 and that figure [is] up over 20 per cent on November ...

NSW government supports upgrade of South Grafton New School of Arts

The NSW Government has this week announced $48,900 to fund the upgrade of facilities at the New School of Arts Neighbourhood House in South Grafton. The NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, announced the funding as part of a regional tour through the Clarence Valley. Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government was pleased to be able partner with the local community to invest in an invaluable institution in the region. “Regional NSW has a diverse range of organisat...