November 26, 2013
In this Issue:
The annual Girls Go Surfing Day event, hosted locally by Surfing Byron Bay, is now in its twenty-fourth year. Held this year on December the event invites girls of all ages to head down to the beach and have a go at learning to surf.
CrossFit Byron Bay are celebrating their first anniversary with the news that owners/coaches Nick and Joe Draxl have both been asked to coach athletes during the Sochi Winter Olympics in early 2014.
Locally based surfer and environmental educator Tash Morton has carved her way into inspiring work in the Solomon Islands.
Figuratively speaking, I was dragged kicking and screaming to Johnny Knoxville’s latest – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
Six Echo Drudges give you their opinion about what they have been reading
At its core, making art is an act of love. That it survives in a cynical age is because those who pursue it do so with integrity, tenacity and healthy single-mindedness.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is adamant that this New Year's Eve will be a far cry from last year, when drinkers ran wild, 14 people were arrested and tonnes of garbage were collected.
Violinist Laura Targett steps out of the shadows and into the limelight when she launches her brand new CD. Mandy Nolan spoke with Laura about her emergence from fiddle player to singer, revealing a unique and evocative voice.
This is not so much a sequel as the second episode of an epic sci-fi serial. As such it has arrived with great expectations after the enthralling first instalment.
As part of the White Ribbon campaign, students have created images and designs for coasters which will appear in pubs and hotels across Byron Shire from November 25 to December 10.
Byron Shire Council voted last week to aim to go chemical-free within the next five years in a new shire-wide weed/pest management policy.