Bungee jump ruled out for Connie

BRUNSWICK Heads residents should keep an eye out for long-time local Connie Crandell this week - or at least email her to say happy 90th birthday for Saturday.

Although only a decade short of a full century of life, Mrs Crandell is no technophobe and is known for regularly keeping in touch with family members via email and Skype.

In fact, Mrs Crandell doesn't appear to fear much of anything. Since her 80th birthday she has been for flights in an ultralight aircraft and a microlight (which is basically an engine and seat strapped to a hang-glider).

It is understood Mrs Crandell's family has managed to talk her out of a bungee jump for her 90th, and she has instead opted for a more sedate helicopter ride over her family's farms around Main Arm.

Ms Crandell is well known to the locals of Byron Shire's northern end. As a child she became the first girl to enrol at Main Arm's Tooland school. She has since written a history on the school (she is currently working on a children's book).

She has worked locally as a teacher, been a member of several local art groups and is the daughter of former councilor Tom Mottt.

Happy 90th birthday Mrs Crandell.

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