Well done to our valley’s award winners
A well deserved shout out to the many businesses and volunteers from around the Clarence Valley, who have recently been acknowledged for their achievements.
SPAR Maclean has taken out the Excellence in Retail award at the NSW Business Chamber Business Excellence Awards - Northern Rivers.
This award has come hot on the heels of several other major awards this year including; Clarence Valley Business Awards – Business of the Year and SPAR store of the Year [a national award], for the third ...
Carer resilience workshops
Mission Australia together with Social Futures is holding a workshop aimed at assisting carers of people with disabilities.
The Carer Resilience Workshops will be held in the Yamba Public School hall on Thursday September 7 and Thursday September 21, from 9.45am.
Social Futures project officer Heather Tannock encouraged anyone who works as a carer to come along and take part in this free workshop which will run over the two days.
“There have been a lot of changes [for carers] and ...
Men’s group receives high commendation award
The Clarence Valley Aboriginal Men’s Group Incorporated [CVAMGI] has received a Certificate of High Commendation from Way Ahead – Mental Health NSW.
The CVAMGI was originally founded in 2001 by local Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr men who identified the social, family and community benefits, for aboriginal men to come together.
In 2010 the group opened up to all men, as a sign of solidarity in working towards better relationships between men in the Clarence Valley, regardless of race.
Jacaranda Festival events start to blossom
This year’s Jacaranda Festival is fast approaching.
The Grafton Toyota Jacaranda Fashion Parade will be held on Saturday September 9, in the Grafton Toyota Showroom at South Grafton from 7pm.
Tickets are available for purchase from Grafton Toyota or any of the 2017 Jacaranda Queen and Junior Queen Candidates for just $20.
Tickets are now on sale for the Crowe Horwath Jacaranda Ball, which will be held on Saturday September 23 from 6pm, at Grafton’s iconic TJ Ford Pavilion ...
Harwood celebrates 150 years of cricket
Around 235 people attended the 150th anniversary of the Harwood Cricket Club, at a celebration dinner which was held at the Maclean Bowling Club, on Saturday night.
Guest speakers on the night were former Australian cricket captain and Australian of the Year Mark Taylor and former international umpire Peter Parker, who both donated their time free of charge to speak at the function.
Mark Taylor said that he was first told about the Harwood Cricket Clubs milestone, about eight or nine months ...
UHA supplies machine for cancer patients
The Maclean United Hospital Auxiliary [UHA] has raised $8000 for a new L-DEX U400 machine, which is used to detect swelling around arms and legs, in cancer patients.
This machine is the only one in the Clarence Valley and will be shared with the Grafton Base Hospital.
Maclean Hospital Physiotherapist Manager Brent Sahlqvist said the nearest machine is located in Lismore and the new machine will be a great asset to the Clarence Valley.
“The machine allows us to detect the early stages ...
Art in the Paddock
The Gallery Foundation is holding its annual Art in the Paddock on Sunday September 10, at Gordonbrook Station, Upper Copmanhurst.
The historic property dates back to 1853 and is located 21klms north-west of Copmanhurst.
Gordonbrook is located on the upper reaches of the Clarence River and provides the ideal location for art lovers, craftspeople and local artists to display their craft.
There will be plenty to keep the whole family occupied with music, stalls, high tea, lemonade stall, ...
Locals once again join in for Daffodil Day
The Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day was held on Friday August 25, with money raised from the purchase of daffodils and associated merchandise, going towards valuable medical research into cancer, prevention, education and support services.
Over the years cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs, with treatments becoming more successful.
Money raised through this year’s Daffodil Day, will help fund research into low-survival cancers, such as pancreatic cancer.
Tim the Bream Yamba Fishing Classic
The Yamba Rotary Club’s Tim the Bream Yamba Fishing Classic is over for another year.
Event organiser Gayle Doe said that the numbers were up on last year with over 600 fishermen registering for the event.
This year’s event was better than last year,” Mrs Doe said.
“Unfortunately the weather was a bit windy, but it didn’t deter the fisherman from getting out there.
“None of the tagged fish were caught, but all the prizes for the heaviest of species caught, were ...
Jacaranda flies the flag at Chamber breakfast
The Grafton Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast meeting at the Clocktower Hotel on Wednesday last week.
Grafton Chamber president Katie Kelemec introduced special guest speakers from this year’s Jacaranda Festival: Jacaranda Queen Candidates Alana Gordon and Emily Wall, 2017 Matron of Honour Patricia Hewitt, Festival Coordinator Donna Hunt and Vice President Jeff Smith.
Both of the Queen Candidates spoke briefly about their upcoming fundraising events, their love for Grafton ...