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March 1, 2021

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

The Clem Four, Sheoak Shack, Saturday

The Clem Four quartet plays a mix of swing jazz, funk, blues and latin music and features Roo Friend, baritone guitar and voice, who studied at the University of New England, majoring in Musicology, after completing Jazz Arranging and Improvisation studies at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and studying guitar under Ike Isaac (Stephane Grapelli Trio).
Next on the list is Tris Hodson, who plays piano/keyboard, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium under Jeff Usher. He also studied with the late Jann Rutherford and jammed with Ray Charles on Ray’s last tour of Australia.
On trumpet and percussion is Ashley Moor. Ashley trained at the Queensland Conservatorium, and has played as a member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Brisbane Philharmonic and many other classical ensembles and events.
Peter Keown, drums, was a latecomer to jazz, spent earlier years playing rock, blues, funk, honky tonk, weddings and cover bands. He also toured North America and Canada with the Bushwhackers Band.
See the Four this weekend at the Sheoak Shack on Saturday.


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