Spar Maclean does it again
SPAR Maclean has once again taken out the SPAR store of the Year award, for an unprecedented third year in a row.
The announcement was made on Saturday night at the SPAR Australia annual Gala Awards Dinner, which was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Over 300 Retailers, Suppliers and Media, as well as the Directors and staff of SPAR Australia joined to celebrate the achievements of SPAR Retailers over the last year.
This year the Maclean store took out both SPAR ...
Taylah’s Archibald entry
A year 11 student at St Andrews Christian School in Grafton, Taylah Bradford 16, has entered this year’s Young Archibald Art Prize competition, at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney.
The competition which has been running for five years, this year attracted over 2000 entries.
The topic for this year’s ‘Young Archie Competition’ was, ‘Portrait of a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life.’
Taylah said that for her ...
Students take on the solar car challenge
Technology students in years 9/10 at St Andrews Christian School in Grafton have taken a ‘hands on’ approach to learning, after being tasked to build small solar powered cars.
The 12 students are part of the schools automotive technology class which forms part of the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths] program.
The students were not only tasked with the construction of the small cars, but the many challenges associated with making them run at their full potential.
Clarence Valley Ramblers support Rescue Helicopter
The Clarence Valley Ramblers Motorhome Chapter held a giant trash and treasure garage sale on Saturday at the Grafton Greyhound Track, with proceeds going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Ramblers secretary Carol Randall said that there were about 20 stall holders that supported this year’s charity fund raiser.
“We’d like to thank both the Grafton Greyhound Track and JR Richards, for their kind support for this year’s event,” Ms Randall said.
The Clarence Valley Ramblers have ...
Recycling for Jeans for Genes
The Coffee Club in Grafton’s Shoppingworld has gone all out once again for Jeans for Genes Day this year.
Jeans for Genes is a national event which is aimed at supporting the work of Children’s Medical Research Institute which researches into genetic defects and childhood diseases.
For the last few years, The Coffee Club franchisee Michelle Worley has decorated her shop with decorated, recycled jeans to help ‘eliminate the war on waste’, whilst raising awareness and money for the ...
Wings and Wheels Open Day
Grafton Aero Club will once again be hosting their annual Wings and Wheels Open Day this Sunday, 20 August at the South Grafton Aerodrome.
This will be the 5th staging of the popular event and once again there will be a variety of clubs and individuals exhibiting their winged or wheeled pride of joy.
There will be a range of hot rods, classic, vintage, sports, touring and race cars, plus go-carts, motor cycles and model aircraft etc on display.
This is the first full year since the South ...
Congratulations to our award winners
SPAR Maclean has taken out the Business of the Year, at the 2017 Daily Examiner Business Excellence Awards presentation dinner, which was held at the Yamba Bowling Club.
Owner of SPAR Maclean Bob Little said he was really shocked and blown away by the win.
“It’s a crowning achievement for the staff in the store; it’s very much their award,” Mr Little said.
“We regularly enter the awards and it’s a very valuable experience because it makes you analyse the services ...
Lawrence Museum’s new shed taking shape
Work began early at the Lawrence Museum on Tuesday morning last week, as a Wicks & Parker crane hoisted large poles into place, to form the framework for their huge new display shed.
The concrete slab for the shed was poured in December 2016 thanks to a generous grant from the Maclean Lions Club and a concerted fundraising effort.
Lawrence Museum publicity officer Roz Jones said that the poles had been individually cut to suit their position in the frame, prior to placement.
Bluff point Quilters celebrate 20 years
The Bluff Point Quilters celebrated their 20 year anniversary with lunch at the Ulmarra Hotel last Friday.
The group’s first meeting was held in the home of Kathy Trim at Lawrence, on 30 July 1997, with six ladies attending. The group was known as the ‘Forget me Not’ patchwork group.
Over the years the group took on new members and outgrew the homes where they were meeting, so they decided to move the venue to the Lawrence Museum.
As the need grew for more room to set up their ...
Paul rides for sick kids
Yamba businessman Paul Bews is about to undertake a gruelling 660 kilometre bike ride to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities [RMHC].
This will be the second charity bike ride that the Yamba McDonalds licensee has been involved in, since moving to Yamba and taking up cycling, three years ago.
This year’s event [involving McDonald’s licensees and suppliers] will kick off in Airlie Beach, Queensland on 7 August, where Paul will join the team of around 28 keen ...