Photos: Top Photos of 2013

The Area News building was destroyed by fire in July. The paper has since moved to Banna Avenue. Picture: Anthony Stipo
The Area News building was destroyed by fire in July. The paper has since moved to Banna Avenue. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Ivan Marinkovic from The Bounce Technology Shop grew a mo for a good cause during Movember. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ivan Marinkovic from The Bounce Technology Shop grew a mo for a good cause during Movember. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Nine-year-old Angus Brown prepares for City to Lake. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Nine-year-old Angus Brown prepares for City to Lake. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Aaron Lawrence in action for the Griffith Blacks in May. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Aaron Lawrence in action for the Griffith Blacks in May. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith Swans netballer Chloe Catanzariti and Swans footballer Andrew Cappello are ready to do battle in this year's Superchef Sports Challenge. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith Swans netballer Chloe Catanzariti and Swans footballer Andrew Cappello are ready to do battle in this year's Superchef Sports Challenge. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's Shalisa Ippoliti and West Griffith's Emma Butcher go head to head in the under 16s grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's Shalisa Ippoliti and West Griffith's Emma Butcher go head to head in the under 16s grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Two-year-old Kameli Loaloadravu with dad Apisal enjoy the ice rink at Griffith Central. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Two-year-old Kameli Loaloadravu with dad Apisal enjoy the ice rink at Griffith Central. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Lachlan Heep, 8, dressed up as the Mad Hatter for the 2013 Griffith Regional Theatre launch.

Lachlan Heep, 8, dressed up as the Mad Hatter for the 2013 Griffith Regional Theatre launch.

The Area News building was destroyed by fire in July. The paper has since moved to Banna Avenue. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Area News building was destroyed by fire in July. The paper has since moved to Banna Avenue. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Celebrity chef Migueal Mastre chates to Forja Heffer, 10, at La Festa on Easter Saturday.  Picture: Anthony Stipo

Celebrity chef Migueal Mastre chates to Forja Heffer, 10, at La Festa on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Shooting Stars' Briana O'Keeffe has her eye on the ball during the winter netball competition's 14 years C grade grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Shooting Stars' Briana O'Keeffe has her eye on the ball during the winter netball competition's 14 years C grade grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

TLU's Sam Fensom is tackled by the Bidgee Hurricanes defence in the Group 20 grand final. The Sharks went on to win their first grand final in almost 40 years. Picture: Anthony Stipo

TLU's Sam Fensom is tackled by the Bidgee Hurricanes defence in the Group 20 grand final. The Sharks went on to win their first grand final in almost 40 years. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Cody O'Farrell,16 gives his girlfriend Teasha Garofalo,15, the best Valentine's Day gift of all.

Cody O'Farrell,16 gives his girlfriend Teasha Garofalo,15, the best Valentine's Day gift of all.

Tom Bartter fro Griffith Red smacks one away in the Milliken Shield. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Tom Bartter fro Griffith Red smacks one away in the Milliken Shield. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Tristan Gidds swoops in for a backhand. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Tristan Gidds swoops in for a backhand. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Jesse Lopzie-Plachozki with Tiger Lillie at the Griffith Cat Show. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Jesse Lopzie-Plachozki with Tiger Lillie at the Griffith Cat Show. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Elizabeth Andreazza, 8, and Emmerson Waide, 7, at the children's festival in October.

Elizabeth Andreazza, 8, and Emmerson Waide, 7, at the children's festival in October.

Dean Poloni at the jet boats on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Dean Poloni at the jet boats on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Kathleen Hathaway celebrates her 100th birthday in July.

Kathleen Hathaway celebrates her 100th birthday in July.

The City to Lake walk in March drew a huge crowd marching its way to Lake Wyangan. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The City to Lake walk in March drew a huge crowd marching its way to Lake Wyangan. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Jamaine Savage has a hit of tennis. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Jamaine Savage has a hit of tennis. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's David Sinclair and Hanwood FC's Jarrod Gale in the reserve grade competition in September. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's David Sinclair and Hanwood FC's Jarrod Gale in the reserve grade competition in September. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Exies A Grade cricketers Jamie and Justin Winkler and Theo Valeri have to retrieve the ball from the golf club dam during a match at Wade Park. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Exies A Grade cricketers Jamie and Justin Winkler and Theo Valeri have to retrieve the ball from the golf club dam during a match at Wade Park. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Simon Carusi and Tony Romeo catch up with Pauline Hanson during her visit to Griffith in the lead-up to the 2013 election. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Simon Carusi and Tony Romeo catch up with Pauline Hanson during her visit to Griffith in the lead-up to the 2013 election. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith Public School students (back) Miguel Fabian, Ma. Agnes Anonuebo and Althea Fabian. (front) Isabel Vozzo, Jerome Rala and Jerville Rala helped raise funds for victims of the Philippines disaster. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith Public School students (back) Miguel Fabian, Ma. Agnes Anonuebo and Althea Fabian. (front) Isabel Vozzo, Jerome Rala and Jerville Rala helped raise funds for victims of the Philippines disaster. Picture: Anthony Stipo

At the Griffith Regional Theatre 2013 launch are Grace Adams-Jones, 9, and Ava Kelly, 8. Picture: Anthony Stipo

At the Griffith Regional Theatre 2013 launch are Grace Adams-Jones, 9, and Ava Kelly, 8. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yenda's Ali Ngahe is tackled during the Group 20 under 16s grand final against DPC. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yenda's Ali Ngahe is tackled during the Group 20 under 16s grand final against DPC. Picture: Anthony Stipo

North Griffith Public School (back) Blake Wood, Tapu Apulo Sio, Brock Botts, Anthony Sloane, Zeke Ingram, Genesis Mocke, (front) Keedan Ingram, Bryn Francis, Ryan Pratt and Bradley Hutchinson were selected in the Riverina PSSA rugby union side. Picture: Anthony Stipo

North Griffith Public School (back) Blake Wood, Tapu Apulo Sio, Brock Botts, Anthony Sloane, Zeke Ingram, Genesis Mocke, (front) Keedan Ingram, Bryn Francis, Ryan Pratt and Bradley Hutchinson were selected in the Riverina PSSA rugby union side. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ready for the Stop Motion Film Festival is (front) Luca Brighenti, 7, and (back) Dylan Garner, 10, Henry Massey, 6, and Nick Broghenti, 9. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ready for the Stop Motion Film Festival is (front) Luca Brighenti, 7, and (back) Dylan Garner, 10, Henry Massey, 6, and Nick Broghenti, 9. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Fijian Dancer Jolame Seduadua performs at the Multicultural Festival in Memorial Park. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Fijian Dancer Jolame Seduadua performs at the Multicultural Festival in Memorial Park. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Max Brown, 20 months, takes his ice cream seriously at La Festa on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Max Brown, 20 months, takes his ice cream seriously at La Festa on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

DPC's Brad Lyons is tackled in the Group 20 under 16s grand final against Yenda. Picture: Anthony Stipo

DPC's Brad Lyons is tackled in the Group 20 under 16s grand final against Yenda. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Todd Howard in action for the Griffith Demons in the mens grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Todd Howard in action for the Griffith Demons in the mens grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Guy Orton gets one away for the Griffith Swans. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Guy Orton gets one away for the Griffith Swans. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alistair Burge connects during a first-grade game between Hanwood Sports and Exies. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alistair Burge connects during a first-grade game between Hanwood Sports and Exies. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's Joseph Preece at the State Cup at Exies Oval. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Yoogali SC's Joseph Preece at the State Cup at Exies Oval. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ben Britton from National Geographic's Wild Animal Encounters at Altina Wildlife Park's common marmoset enclosure open day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ben Britton from National Geographic's Wild Animal Encounters at Altina Wildlife Park's common marmoset enclosure open day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Rankins Springs golf club was named in Andy O'Keeffe's honour in April. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Rankins Springs golf club was named in Andy O'Keeffe's honour in April. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Taylor Peacock-Britton as The Joker during a Griffith High School Year 12 fundraiser. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Taylor Peacock-Britton as The Joker during a Griffith High School Year 12 fundraiser. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Common marmosets were in the spotlight at Altina Wildlife Park's open day for their new enclosure. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Common marmosets were in the spotlight at Altina Wildlife Park's open day for their new enclosure. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Daniel Thornton (front) chose Clark Kent while (back) Michael Godfrey donned Captain America's outfit and Matt Hardwick opted fro Green Lantern for a Griffith High School year 12 fundraiser. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Daniel Thornton (front) chose Clark Kent while (back) Michael Godfrey donned Captain America's outfit and Matt Hardwick opted fro Green Lantern for a Griffith High School year 12 fundraiser. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Winners at the International Women's Day luncheon were Marika Lariva and Andrea Jordan. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Winners at the International Women's Day luncheon were Marika Lariva and Andrea Jordan. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Emeri Pink Moscato's Kandice Marin and Yenda Prods Young Gunns' Daisy Tyrrell in the touch football grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Emeri Pink Moscato's Kandice Marin and Yenda Prods Young Gunns' Daisy Tyrrell in the touch football grand final. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Emma Withworth on the main stage during La Festa on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Emma Withworth on the main stage during La Festa on Easter Saturday. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Giason stretches over for Machioris Developments as Sumans Engineering's Greg Bonetti does leaps for a tag during the touch football grand finals in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Giason stretches over for Machioris Developments as Sumans Engineering's Greg Bonetti does leaps for a tag during the touch football grand finals in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith East Public School student Cooper Angel, 9, dressed up for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith East Public School student Cooper Angel, 9, dressed up for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Mick and Marj Careri's garden is ready for Festival of the Gardens. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Mick and Marj Careri's garden is ready for Festival of the Gardens. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Local tennis players Megan Polkinghorne, 17, and Annaliese Quarisa, 13, prepare to take on some tough competition at a national tournament in Griffith this month.

Local tennis players Megan Polkinghorne, 17, and Annaliese Quarisa, 13, prepare to take on some tough competition at a national tournament in Griffith this month.

The Jackaroo Sprint at the Carrathool races is a popular event every year. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Jackaroo Sprint at the Carrathool races is a popular event every year. Picture: Anthony Stipo

UFC fighter Branon Vera with Betheny Piva, 7, and William Piva, 8. Picture: Anthony Stipo

UFC fighter Branon Vera with Betheny Piva, 7, and William Piva, 8. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith man Max Hamilton will proudly wear his medals when he attends the dawn service. He hopes plenty of others will pay their repects on Anzac Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith man Max Hamilton will proudly wear his medals when he attends the dawn service. He hopes plenty of others will pay their repects on Anzac Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The My Credit Union Outstanding Customer Service Awards 2013 category winners celebrate at the Yoogali Club. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The My Credit Union Outstanding Customer Service Awards 2013 category winners celebrate at the Yoogali Club. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Local cricketer Connor Matheson travelled to Sri Lanka as part of a Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy tour in July. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Local cricketer Connor Matheson travelled to Sri Lanka as part of a Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy tour in July. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Luke Butcher leaps during the Griffith touch football competition. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Luke Butcher leaps during the Griffith touch football competition. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alex Flood at the crease for the Cougars A grade cricket side. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alex Flood at the crease for the Cougars A grade cricket side. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Michael De Paoli celebrates celebrates Yoogali SC's first grade grand final win. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Michael De Paoli celebrates celebrates Yoogali SC's first grade grand final win. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Melinda Bonetti eyes the tryline during the touch football competition in November. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Melinda Bonetti eyes the tryline during the touch football competition in November. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Sonro, ridden by Joel McConachie, takes out the Griffith Cup for local owner Gino Daltorio. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Sonro, ridden by Joel McConachie, takes out the Griffith Cup for local owner Gino Daltorio. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ava Dunn models a Something and Love number at the Area News wedding fair. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Ava Dunn models a Something and Love number at the Area News wedding fair. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Connor McNab, 12, makes a convincing jockey during Griffith East Public School's Fashions on the Field Picnic Day.

Connor McNab, 12, makes a convincing jockey during Griffith East Public School's Fashions on the Field Picnic Day.

Mitchell Crook at Hanwood Public School's 100th birthday concert. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Mitchell Crook at Hanwood Public School's 100th birthday concert. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

St Pats principal David Adams-Jones gets dunked at the parish fete. Picture: Anthony Stipo

St Pats principal David Adams-Jones gets dunked at the parish fete. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Abby Butcher, 6 and her grandmother Joy Dance hope locals will support Daffodil Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Abby Butcher, 6 and her grandmother Joy Dance hope locals will support Daffodil Day. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Rusty, 3, and Rian Morris, 5, have a clear message at the Wiggles concert. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Rusty, 3, and Rian Morris, 5, have a clear message at the Wiggles concert. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Michael de Paoli in the net for Yoogali SC. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Michael de Paoli in the net for Yoogali SC. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Just Married: Jill and Michael Rossetto married at St Therese Church in Yenda on the same day as the federal election. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Just Married: Jill and Michael Rossetto married at St Therese Church in Yenda on the same day as the federal election. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith's Dean Wynne is bowled by Gerrad Haase during the Creet Cup in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith's Dean Wynne is bowled by Gerrad Haase during the Creet Cup in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brendan Fevola donned a Griffith Swans jumper for the 2013 RFL season. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Multicultural Festival Memorial Park, Cailan Lewis 4yrs

Multicultural Festival Memorial Park, Cailan Lewis 4yrs

Griffith's Dean Wynne is bowled by Gerrad Haase during the Creet Cup in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith's Dean Wynne is bowled by Gerrad Haase during the Creet Cup in February. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Darlington Point Public School student Todd Rowley celebrated his 10th birthday on 11/12/13. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Darlington Point Public School student Todd Rowley celebrated his 10th birthday on 11/12/13. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Bob Schuhkraft with his 1914 Royalman Roadster at the Chev car rally. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Bob Schuhkraft with his 1914 Royalman Roadster at the Chev car rally. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Maddie Salvestro stormed the New Zealand national archery titles in January. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Maddie Salvestro stormed the New Zealand national archery titles in January. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Andrew Ngu storms through the Leeton defence in a Waratahs home game against the Greens in July. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Andrew Ngu storms through the Leeton defence in a Waratahs home game against the Greens in July. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Harpreet Chugha performs during the Tiaan Festival. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Harpreet Chugha performs during the Tiaan Festival. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith North Public School student Riley Curran, 5, makes a convincing Ninja Turtle during Book Week. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Griffith North Public School student Riley Curran, 5, makes a convincing Ninja Turtle during Book Week. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Archers Maddie Salvestro and Sean Pianca cracked the world's top 10 this year. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Archers Maddie Salvestro and Sean Pianca cracked the world's top 10 this year. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Isabella Salmon streaks across the court in the under 10s netball at Jubilee Oval. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Isabella Salmon streaks across the court in the under 10s netball at Jubilee Oval. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Tuiaki siblings Leni,12, Wycliff, 10, Louisa, 9, Siuaki, 8, Peni, 7, and Kinder Fifita, 6, all attend Griffith Public School. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The Tuiaki siblings Leni,12, Wycliff, 10, Louisa, 9, Siuaki, 8, Peni, 7, and Kinder Fifita, 6, all attend Griffith Public School. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alyss Quinn dons her game face for Lil Chicks at the under 10s netball. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Alyss Quinn dons her game face for Lil Chicks at the under 10s netball. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Father Grace in the dunking pool at the parish fete. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Father Grace in the dunking pool at the parish fete. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Luca Sergi at the crease for junior cricket. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Luca Sergi at the crease for junior cricket. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brian O'Sullivan and daughter Claire, 4, on the City to Lake walk. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Brian O'Sullivan and daughter Claire, 4, on the City to Lake walk. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Four-month-old Riley Witham is ready for Christmas. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Four-month-old Riley Witham is ready for Christmas. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The message was simple at Relay For Life. Picture: Anthony Stipo

The message was simple at Relay For Life. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Reindeer on Scenic Hill. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Reindeer on Scenic Hill. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Cotton grower Peter Salvestro stands in one of his paddocks as picking continues. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Cotton grower Peter Salvestro stands in one of his paddocks as picking continues. Picture: Anthony Stipo