5 TO 1: Events making news in the Clarence Valley this week
Check in at five to one every Monday for your 5-minute snapshot of news and events in the Clarence Valley region each week.
Firstly, let's look at The Daily Examiner's top stories from last week:
- Man taken to hospital after accident at Cowper
- 7 HIGHWAY HOTSPOTS that continue to frustrate motorists
- Customer charged to reconnect
- Sandon in danger of being 'loved to death': NPWS
- Grafton's man of Steele breaks 60-year pool record
... AND here is this week's FIVE TO ONE:
5. SENIORS WEEK
There is no shortage of events in the Clarence Valley for Seniors Week, which runs from April 1 to 10.
Ever considered taking up ukelele lessons? Or thought it's time to create a Facebook account? There's something for everyone from seniors expos to author talks and computer workshops.'
As an added bonus senior citizens can grab a free coffee and a copy of The Daily Examiner every day this week at Grafton Shoppingworld. The offer is open to the first 50 people to present their Seniors Card at the participating retailer each day.
- Monday: Gloria Jeans
- Tuesday: The Coffee Club
- Wednesday: Panini
- Thursday: Gym Beans
- Friday: 1851 Espresso
Also keep an eye out for the "As I Age..." interactive chalkboard popping up at various events throughout the week.
4. SPORTSPERSON OF THE MONTH
Keep an eye out for the DEX this Wednesday to find out who is named GDSC Sportsperson of the Month for March.
On the first Wednesday of every month The Daily Examiner announces a junior and senior winner from a pool of athletes who have achieved outstanding results in the sporting arena during the past month.
Each monthly winner is in the running to be named Clarence Valley Sportsperson of the Year at the Clarence Valley Sports Awards held in November each year.
Nominations are always open for Sportsperson of the Month, as well as annual awards such as Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and Club of the Year. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can download a nomination form on the Clarence Valley Sports Awards Facebook page.
In February it was Yamba triathlete Lindsey Wall who was named GDSC Senior Sportsperson of the Month while champion teenage sprinter Nathalie Avery was the junior winner.
3. WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY
The Pelican Playhouse presents acclaimed Australian playwright David Williamson's When Dad Married Fury this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Plunge festival.
The show opened to appreciative audiences last Friday, serving up plenty of belly laughs, tear-jerking moments, challenges political and religious beliefs and delivers a few home truths.
Director Joumana Jeffers said her intention with a stripped back set and minimal costume changes was to switch focus to the important messages conveyed in When Dad Married Fury. A review from DEX entertainment writer Lesley Apps will appear in this week's edition of Out There in Thursday's The Daily Examiner.
Tickets can be purchased for $18 from South Grafton News & Gifts, 6642 3027.
2. SOUTH GRAFTON REBELS KICK OFF
2015 Group 2 Rugby League champions South Grafton Rebels will begin their title defence with a home game against Sawtell Panthers at McKittrick Park this Sunday.
The Rebels had the bye in round one and are something of an unknown quantity this season with many different faces from the team which claimed the club's first top grade title in 40 years with a convincing 46 to 18 victory over Coffs Harbour Comets.
1. CHEAPER MEDICINES
Millions of prescriptions for common medicines, treating everything from cholesterol to high blood pressure, will drop in price for consumers by as much as $20 - or 60 per cent - from this weekend, according to Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley.