Community backs Relay for Life

The 2017 Lower Clarence Relay for Life was held on Saturday May 13 at the Yamba Public School, and according to event organisers was a great success. The community event saw approximately 200 participants take part in a relay-style walk, to raise funds to support the Cancer Council NSW in its fight to be beat cancer. The event which was set down for earlier this year had to be postponed due to the extreme bad weather, associated with cyclone Debbie. Cancer Council Community Relations ...

Call to business: Enter your Jaca Queen

The Jacaranda Festival is calling for businesses to sponsor Jacaranda Queen candidates. The festival committee is encouraging Clarence businesses to put forward a female employee aged between 18 and 29 to become a Queen candidate for this year’s festival, held October 28 to November 5. Festival manager Donna Hunt said there were numerous benefits for a business to enter a Jacaranda Queen candidate, including: It’s a low-cost marketing campaign continuing for six months; raises local ...

A budget for the regions, says Hogan

The local community was a winner from this year’s budget with the government investing heavily in regional infrastructure, according to Page MP Kevin Hogan. “The injection of $200 million for the Building Better Regions Fund to almost $500 million is great news for our community. This program has previously funded local projects like the upgrade of Harwood Sugar Mill, improvements to the Casino Saleyard, the new Lismore Regional Art Gallery and the sealing of the access road to Toonumbar ...

Ferry Park Gallery Artist of the Month: Jacky Normand

  Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Jacky and I have lived in Yamba since 2001. I was classically trained at the University of Fine Arts in Paris for five years and after graduating I had my own retail outlet in Paris for 12 years. Can you explain your art/craft and the materials you like to use? I paint porcelain pieces by hand. No stencils or transferred patterns are used and my designs are freehand thus created at the moment of time. The pieces are then fired in a kiln ...