Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Articles from August 1, 2009

Acquisitive Nature
The Grafton Regional Gallery has a collection of more than 1000 works which - through an active acquisition policy of purchase, donation and gifting - is steadily growing. The collection is made up of several groups: Jacaranda Art Society Collection...
{All-Action Ghostie} {Grant's Second Coming as a Ghost}
Byline: Quinn Jones quinn.jones@dailyexaminer.com.au GRAFTON Ghosts new recruit Grant Stevens has picked up where he left off - scoring tries and tearing into defences - in his second life in the Northern Rivers Rugby League. Since joining halfway...
Big Game Bobcats
BOTH the Boambee Bombers and Bobcats soccer teams enter the weekend's round knowing that they are the only sides in the North Coast Football First Division capable of overhauling run away leaders Coffs United. By five o'clock tomorrow afternoon...
Bridge Not Too Far
Today I start with an apology. Grafton is "The First City on the North Coast"- not Northern Rivers as I had in last week's column. Sorry about the confusion. This weekend the Grafton Bridge Club is holding its 'Sesquicentenary Bridge Congress'....
Bronzed Beauty; European Sculptures
Of all the mediums used by artists to display their ability, one of the warmest, boldest and strongest must be bronze. For centuries, the casting of bronze decorative objects has captured the imagination of painters, sculptors and potters. Yet despite...
Derby a Tough Test for Ghosts; Derby a Tough Examination for Ghosts
Byline: Quinn Jones quinn.jones@dailyexaminer.com.au THE Grafton Ghosts will face another tough examination of their NRRL top-five credentials when the marauding Lower Clarence Magpies swoop down onto the Frank McGuren Field tomorrow. The Ghosts...
Drawing a Crowd
Attention jazz lovers, Artsfest is pleased to present 'Janet Seidel in Concert'. This will be the only North Coast performance included in her current tour. The concert will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2pm at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club....
Fishos Tasting Sweet Success on All Fronts
Byline: Chris Nield MARK'S FISHING COLUMN MANY fishos have been seen across all fronts due to the extremely good weather conditions this past week. The seas have been calm and flat allowing boats to put to sea from all ports. Catches have been...
Following Suit and Your Nose
Women have all the fun. They live longer, have fewer road accidents, don't fight in wars, get to bear children, and dress in fancy, stylish, individual clothes. Okay, they also get lower wages, less representation in just about everything, have...
Generosity Has Its Rewards
I was taken by surprise. One of the major banks appears to have developed a conscience. It announced plans this week to discontinue the practice of imposing a draconian penalty on dishonoured cheques. With many others, I have long considered this...
Jockey HAS TORRID Ride
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN peter.chapman@dailyexaminer.com.au ONLY 13 days ago Grafton jockey Matt Dracos believed his life had finally turned the corner for the better when he kicked home a winner in his first ride since being released from prison...
Kickboxer's 'Miracle' Escape from Paralysis
Byline: KIRSTY ALLEN kirsty.allen@dailyexaminer.com.au JOHN Wyborn's nightmare began with him lying on the ground at the South Grafton BMX track. Scared and unable to move, he prayed out loud: "I'm not going to be a quadriplegic, in the name...
Long Road to Recovery
Byline: comment peter chapman peter.chapman@dailyexaminer.com.au TWO and a half years in jail, one year earning the right to get your jockey's licence back and then just two weeks after getting it you get disqualified for 12 months. To make matters...
Must Win Game
THE Grafton Tigers AFL team plays its last home game for the season this weekend at Ellem Oval, after a long season that has promised so much it all comes down to the next two weeks. If the Tigers can beat the Sawtell Saints this week and the last-placed...
No Gardening Gardens
This week I went to the Gold Coast to our Nursery Green Expo, which is a once a year showing of all the new plants, pots and gardening ideas now available. As a result, we now have all the information we need to source whatever plants, pots and...
Pollies Fight over Who Caused Jobless Rise
Byline: DAVID BANCROFT david.bancroft@dailyexaminer.com.au RISING unemployment on the North Coast has prompted a war of words between the Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, and his counterpart in Page, Janelle Saffin. Mr Hartsuyker, of the National...
Redmen Ready to Dine out on Gold Rats
Byline: Dave Morrison Grafton Redmen IT'S the last day of local rugby for the Redmen today when they host the University Gold Rats in four grades at South Grafton. For the Clarence Valley Auto Redmen there are plenty of reasons to continue their...
Reg Aims to Qualify Finals Pair
Byline: John Corrigan Grafton greyhounds PILLAR Valley trainer Reg Gardoll will be hoping that he can again get two runners through to the final at Lismore on Tuesday week. Last week Reg qualified Sunshine Bill and Amber Shiraz to next week's...
{Rhinos' Fullback Has Only One Speed - Flat out} {Fullback at Full Speed}
Byline: Quinn Jones quinn.jones@dailyexaminer.com.au GRAFTON Rhinos' fullback Joel Moss knows only one way to play rugby league. Hard and straight. Moss is an all impact player, using his full-throttle speed to crash into opposing defenders...
Roy Served His Country and Community; Roy Ernest Morrow August 22, 1922 {Ndash} May 19, 2009
Byline: Ana Vlastaras ana.vlastaras@dailyexaminer.com Roy Ernest Morrow was born at Ramornie on August 22, 1922. He was the youngest child of David and Frances (nee Ford) Morrow. He had one brother, Leslie and four sisters, Hilda, Stella, Pat and...
Still a Floral Vision at 75
The annual Jacaranda Festival October 30-November 8 is the next big social event in the beautiful Clarence Valley. Like most folk, when I think of how fast Jacaranda Week is approaching, I realise that the days (the year actually) really seem to be...
{Success for Women's Golf Tournament} {Women's Golf Successful}
WOMEN'S Golf Northern Rivers held a very successful tournament at Maclean Golf Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Although numbers were down on previous years it was felt that 2009 was a very happy tournament. After some very difficult weather...
Thicker Than Most
Byline: Ana Vlastaras ana.vlastaras@dailyexaminer.com This is a slight variation on a Jamie Oliver recipe that I found. I thought the addition of bread to a soup was very interesting, so I thought I would give it a go. The bread goes all squigy...
Today in History
TODAY is Saturday, August 1, the 213th day of 2009. There are 152 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: * 1498 - Christopher Columbus lands on mainland America, but thinking it is an island, calls it Isla Santa. * 1774...
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