IT’S a tragedy one of our favourite restaurants has fallen just a few days shy of one of its busiest nights.
There is not a person on this planet who wouldn’t feel sorry for the amazing and dedicated staff of Bistro 3 and wish them all the best in the future.
While we can only hope they all remain a part of our community, the sad reality is some will inevitably have to leave in search of work.
For the rest of us, it is our duty to display a positive attitude and do what we can to support each other and local businesses to ensure others don’t follow the same unfortunate path.
The first week of Carnivale was certainly not without its dramas but there were also plenty of significant achievements which deserve recognition.
Yes, the bus crashed on the way to Palates of Port last Friday night, but thankfully no one was hurt and this event has grown in just a few short years to become a signature Carnivale fixture which attracts serious foodies from around Australia.
Yes, there were long line-ups at Food, Wine & a Taste of Port on Saturday night, but from discussions in recent days there appears to be some significant learnings on all sides to make the event bigger and better next year and besides the wait, the other aspects of the night were fantastic.
Once again, tomorrow night will see more than 40 floats parade down Macrossan Street at a time when other communities may get bogged down in the doom and gloom.
And then we have beach day on Saturday followed by a triple treat of events for the launch of the Cairns Adventure Festival which will see more than 1200 athletes finish up in Port Douglas.
There isn’t another community of this size in Australia, and possibly the world, which can combine such diverse events and attact such numbers.