August 5, 2014
In this Issue:
Well we have had it all over the last couple of weeks, from watching surfers being towed in by jet-skis in 4–5m waves, through to absolute glass-outs
On the morning before I saw this film I received an image on my Facebook newsfeed. It was of Gaza. An old Arab man, wailing in despair, was holding something aloft for the camera to capture – for the world to see.
If you have ever been to Mumbai you will be familiar with the army of dhaba-wallahs who distribute meals (usually homemade) to office workers throughout the city.
‘Poor Mariette Duplessis is dead… the first woman I ever loved, and now she’s in goodness knows which cemetery, abandoned to the maggots of the sepulchre!
Anyone who lives locally would have heard of Gabriel and Cecilia, the brother-and-sister duo who hail from the ridiculously talented Brandolini family – the siblings head our roundup this week.
Magic conditions and a picture-perfect course greeted more than 200 golfers who recently took part in the annual Ocean Shores Cup. Competitors came from as far afield as Armidale for the event.
We are getting all shiny in these weeks Culture page as we start off with Marty Bright – a young energetic comic who performs all over the country. Bright has been part of successful shows at the Adelaide and Sydney Fringe festivals and this week at the Courthouse Hotel, just to name a few.
Actress Louise McCabe is a seasoned theatre and cabaret performer who has written and is soon to perform Conversations with Goddesses, a comedic and theatrical exploration of the power of archetypes that prove as strong today as they were 2,000 years ago.
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Bleak and cold and rainy. It was the sort of miserable Sunday that anybody with a modicum of common sense would have spent ensconced in front of the flat-screen watching his collection of John Wayne classics (starting with Rio Grand)
This 2009 GSM is a good example of the opulence you can enjoy in a glass of wine. It shows plenty of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and liquorice.
Debra has spent the last four years writing, sourcing, reinventing and perfecting these delicious recipes in order for all coeliacs to enjoy great tasting gluten-free food that Debra and her guests have been enjoying for the last 13 years, since being diagnosed with coeliac disease herself.
Got kids? Yes? So do I, and looking around I would have thought that more business owners would see the benefit in providing for the little folk.
The closest thing to a criminal record The Echo’s Matthew Michaelis has would be his dubious collection of 70s vinyl. So, don’t call the authorities!
When I first became a member of the northern rivers residents’ club, I found myself wide awake at 5am every day. At the time I ignored the fact. I’d sit on an old cane rocking chair and rev it up to a rock that only Mick Jagger could move to.
After 30 years, four owners and five premises, Late Nite Video is closing. Lel Sebastian has been the owner of the business, which is now in the Woolies Plaza, since 2011 after working for the previous owners for 13 years.
The Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass went off with a BOOM on Saturday, when the event sold out at around 2pm with 2,000 punters enjoying excellent music, fantastic food, and an awesome atmosphere.
Notice anything happening at the gateway to Byron Bay on Ewingsdale Road? Anyone driving east into town in the last few months would have noticed work on the property across from the power substation.
Australia may now be ‘open for business’, as our prime monster Tony Abbott remarked, but soon there may be no decent parts of Australia left to do business on.