photo by Roman Baska
If you happened to go for a stroll last Sunday—a typically beautiful, cool sunny winter’s day—and if you happened to head off North Creek Road, down Blue Seas Parade, you would have stumbled upon something quite unexpected.
The Coastal Grove Development is nestled in a valley below Survey Street, and it slopes up the hill towards the farm house on top. It is fairly deserted, with only one completed house and a couple more on the way, but scarcely a pedestrian in sight.
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Though it may have been cool outside, June 14 is still warm in the minds of the 80-strong audience at Tintenbar Up Front last Friday. More than 50 enjoyed the gourmet offerings of the Club Lennox kitchen supremos. By all reports, the food was delicious.
Entertainment kicked off with smooth harmonies and subtle showmanship from a cappella group Silhouette. Nik Wheeler again got the audience singing along to some old favourites. Dennis Squires displayed great musicianship on guitar and delicate delivery of lyrics, including an original ‘In This Room.’ The first half of the evening was completed with powerful guitar playing and impassioned vocals from Pete Wilson and Liam Diliberto-Clark.
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Amanda Bromfield describes herself on her website this way—’she is a school teacher, mother of four (including triplets), breast cancer survivor, dog lover, passionate environmentalist and a country girl who still yearns for the city.
She loves history, antiques and art and is particularly fond of the history and art of the Rococo period. She grew up in a household filled with Rococo miniatures—diminutive French girls, with a history steeped in 18th century Paris, elaborately dressed in layers of voluminous pastel-coloured skirts.
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It’s been nearly three years since mates John Culver and Michael Groves became business partners in Lennox Head Optometry.
Qualified and experienced optometrist, John, had been working in his own practice in Ballina for 17 years before taking a break and reconsidering his options. With a life-long ambition to work in the town where he had lived for the last 27 years, he decided to go for it.
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Yes, it’s true, Michael Leunig is coming to Lennox Head, thanks to the Byron Bay Writers Festival and our own Lennox Arts Board.
Michael Leunig is Australia’s most loved poet, cartoonist, writer and social commentator. His perfectly understated, soulful images are well known to all Australians, but it is rare that we get the opportunity to hear from the man himself.
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A massive 3000 books were donated by the community for the Club Lennox Bookfest which took place over the weekend, and raised over $3000 for the cause.
Huge acknowledgements must go to Beth from Lennox Bookmark who coordinated the whole event, from collecting and sorting books coming in, to organising volunteers, setting up, packing up and being there all weekend to help customers with their questions! (And Beth knows a lot about books. She seems to have read just about every one ever published.)
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Milly Zavattaro admits that some people still have doubts about coming into her shop. But Rock of Ages is a unique tattoo shop.
In fact it is more like a studio, full of talented artists who care about their profession and about preserving some of the most beautiful artistic traditions around, namely those forms that may be loosely termed ‘low brow’ or ‘custom culture’.
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In a winter program of movies Newrybar Hall presents an afternoon screening of the recently released romantic comedy Rust and Bone. Starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, this French / Belgian film received wide acclaim and great reviews around the world. David and Margaret from At the Movies gave it a four and half star rating.
This film will be screened at 2pm on Sunday 23 June and is rated (M). Bring your friends and have a great winter’s day afternoon at the hall. Coffee/tea and cake on conclusion. Also byo.
Tickets from Driftlab 66870751, Barebones 66871393, Talisman 66874551, or pay direct to Newrybar Hall BSB 032591 Account 326390 and advise purchase by email to newrybarhall [at] gmail [dot] com.
Tickets $16 if purchased beforehand, and $20 at the door.
This event is a fund raiser for Newrybar Hall. Come along and enjoy all that the historic hall has to offer, and treat yourself to an afternoon at the movies.
Well, we are at 491 likes on Facebook this morning, so it seems like a good time to get down on our knees and beg. Pleeeeeaaaaase like us. It would be so cool to reach 500 this week. Jason Mumford has been working so hard to get our Facebook page alive and interesting and I think anyone who is a regular visitor would agree that he has succeeded. Our dream is that the page will be able to keep Lennox Head residents up to date with what’s going on around town, and also provide a constant stream of visual reminders of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. Thanks to Jason and his camera, this is all coming true. This picture of a sunset at the footy is one of his.
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Thanks to Ballina Shire Council Club Lennox has been given permission to erect its fundraising thermometer on the bus shelter in the main street. In fact, better than that, Council staff have actually put it up! This amazing green thermometer will display to the whole town, approximately where the Club Lennox fundraising effort is up to, and how far there is to go.
Some of the key costs to get the club open are: legal costs, stamp duty, insurance, re-stocking, capital to cover bills, retesting and cleaning equipment, and minor remodelling if possible!
Estimates are that the Club will need $200,000 to equip it not only to open but stay open. And the team has all sorts of fundraising ideas, so keep your eye on the thermometer!