By Publicity Officer Once again the Narrabri Red Cross ladies and their friends have been busy knitting. It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good and now with the lockdown caused by COVID, these ladies have found more time to knit throws which will be presented to Whiddon Jessie Hunt for use by the residents. Red Cross were always busy looking for ways to help the community as well as wider regions. So many trauma teddies, beanies, scarves and throws have been knitted this year alone that the knitters must soon run out of 8-ply wool. Due to the […]
By Publicity Officer During this time of lockdowns and ‘stay at home orders’ we are learning to appreciate our freedoms and treasure shared time together. ‘Creative Friends’ is seizing this chance of eased COVID restrictions to open its annual art exhibition, this year appropriately titled ‘Unmasked’, at the Narrabri Art and Craft Gallery this Friday night. This group of diverse and dedicated people get together, when possible, on Thursdays at the art and craft workroom to make art and inspire and support each other. Individually, their paintings and drawings come in a variety of styles and subjects generated from a […]
Well-known Narrabri residents Boyce and Sally Alexander celebrated 65 years of marriage on Wednesday, September 15. The couple met in Collins Park when they were teenagers. Sally, nee Robinson, was with her friend Dianne Sky watching the cricket on their Malvern Star bikes when Boyce, on his newly acquired Speedwell, spotted Sally. “It was love at first sight,” said Boyce “and we’ve been together ever since.” The couple was married at the Church of England at 4pm on September 15, 1956 when they were 17 and 18 years of age. Rev Harold Mills was the Anglican priest who married them […]
There was much to celebrate on Friday night and across the weekend with the announcement on Thursday of the end of lockdown. Patrons marked the reopening of pubs and clubs with friends and families gathering once again to enjoy dining out and celebratory drinks together. The pandemic has resulted in restrictions and shutdowns in recent months, particularly across NSW and Victoria. The easing of restrictions and reopening of businesses bodes well for residents and business owners across the Narrabri Shire, who are hopeful of a more promising forecast of normalcy in the weeks leading up to Christmas.