About Sharon Kelley

Sharon began her career in studying for a degree in journalism, majoring in photography and linguistics. She went on to obtain a post-graduate qualification in communications. Since then, she has worked in the public, private and community sectors as a professional journalist and public relations manager. Her areas of interest are property, business, the startup sector, community, and motoring.

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Cakes, cows and competitions for CWA conference in Bega
What's On
The unstoppable Country Women's Association (CWA) will forge ahead with the 2021 state conference in Bega from 2-6 May 2021. Local conference organising committee president Helen Galton said the CWA is expecting 400 conference delegates to visit Bega for the CWA conference week which will be the venue for the NSW CWA Annual General meeting. Motions from the state's sub-branches will...
Australia’s Renovation Queen Cherie Barber to share her tips and tricks at Goulburn
What's On
Cherie Barber began 'flipping' houses when she was 21-years-old and working two jobs in 1991. Today, dubbed 'Australia's Renovation Queen', she now runs courses on how to renovate homes for profit and will appear as the guest of the Goulburn Mulwaree Library at the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Chambers to talk all things renovation on Wednesday 21 April at 12:30 pm....
Historic schoolmaster’s home provides Victorian charm with modern living
Property
There is nothing lovelier than a home with history, and the former schoolmaster's cottage built in 1865 at 47 Wilson Street in Braidwood is a perfect example. The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the exterior has been lovingly repainted and restored with all the original features intact. The interior of the home is brilliantly renovated and modernised,...
They’re right to work and council opens doors to extra opportunities
Community
Young adults with an intellectual disability will soon have more opportunities to engage in work experience after Right to Work Goulburn and the Goulburn Mulwaree Council joined forces. Right to Work is a program dedicated to growing skills and continued learning after leaving school, helping young adults to experience independence, workplace success and community inclusion. The Council will be offering participants...
Snowy Mountains Grammar School receives $4.5 million for learning hub
News
The NSW Government will contribute $4.5 million towards a new learning hub at the Snowy Mountains Grammar School. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and local Legislative Council Member Bronnie Taylor announced the funding during a visit to the school. The two-storey building will house flexible learning spaces equipped with the latest technology, modern science laboratories, a digital...
Bega Council traineeships offer young people the chance of a career in their own community
Business
It's the question many young people are often asked - what are you going to be when you grow up? Not everyone knows the answer, even after completing Year 12, but Bega Valley Shire Council might be able to provide some with answers as they prepare to offer Council Traineeships giving school leavers a chance to live in their own...
New service to help stay-at-home seniors keep connected with their community
Health & Wellbeing
A new mental health education and support service will assist people over 65 years of age impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Summer bushfires across south-eastern NSW. The 'Continuing to be Me @ Home' program ([email protected])  which is being funded by Coordinare, is designed to reinforce identity and purpose, increase connectedness and help to ensure older Australians continue...
Foodies in for a treat at Narooma Oyster Festival 2021
What's On
Mouths will be watering at the news the Narooma Oyster Festival is returning on 30 April to 1 May 2021 with a top line-up of chefs, oyster farmers and producers. The festival has attracted thousands of people each year and will be held in the Wagonga Inlet, Narooma and celebrates NSW South Coast oysters and the region’s natural quality produce,...
Sandstone walls, iron roof and an open fire in every room in Berrima
Property
In 1840, the village of Berrima in NSW had a courthouse and a jail, but they had to wait until 1879 for a police station for the attending police troopers and their sergeant to be constructed. Today, 5 Wilshire Street is a modern home inside historic sandstone walls under a corrugated iron roof. It is located only a short walk from...
Feral animals under the chopper spotlight following fires
Environment
South East Local Land Services biosecurity teams will use aerial surveillance across south-east NSW in coming months to improve their understanding of feral animals numbers and movements following the southern fires. Pests including deer, feral pigs, wild dogs and foxes, are posing a significant challenge to the environment and communities as they move into new areas in search of food....
85 cubic metres of compost wasted after single act of contamination at Cooma Landfill
News
Thanks to the inappropriate use of a green bin, staff at Cooma Landfill were forced to dump 85 cubic metres of future compost into landfill last week. A canvas bag filled with dirty needles and other intravenous items was discovered in the Cooma Landfill compost farm, wasting dozens of hours of work, thousands of litres of water, hundreds of kilograms...
Iconic Aussie home with the best of old and new in Murrumbateman
Property
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 7 Murray Grey Place in Murrumbateman provides all the best aspects of a rural lifestyle in a modern home. The genius of this home is the flexibility of the floorplan and the sizeable rooms, surrounded by quintessentially Australian verandahs, designed and built in 2006 by Harkaway Homes. The home is surrounded by a verandah, which...
Free fitness classes in Eurobodalla parks encourage community to Live Life Get Active
Health & Wellbeing
The Live Life Get Active program will be offered across the Eurobodalla Shire, with cross-training, boxing and yoga classes to be held in parks at Batehaven and Narooma on the NSW South Coast. The program is the brainchild of Amanda King, who, seven years ago, invited former Olympian Jane Flemming to help launch and grow entry-level classes for people looking to...
Trying to fix your street? There’s an app for that
Community
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer said digital technology has changed lives for the better, referring to the Snap Send Solve app that was first introduced in Australia in 2010. Local residents in the region reported more than 150 incidents in 2020 using the app, flagging everything from potholes to illegal dumping directly to council. “Since promoting the app...
Repairs to Araluen Road continue after fire, flood and rain
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council's infrastructure director, Warren Sharpe, said work is continuing to restore access along Araluen Road after significant damage from bushfire, floods and heavy rain during 2020. Mr Sharpe said bridges in the area are trafficable, but a major landslip 23km west of Moruya and minor slips along the length of Araluen Road present significant challenges. “Araluen Road continues...
Narooma School of Arts optimistic about $7.28 million grant application
Arts & Culture
Narooma School of Arts has applied for a $7.28 million grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund to build the Narooma Arts and Community Centre (NACC). School of Arts vice-president Jenny Hain said the grant would cover design, site works, construction and fit-out, and contingencies. “The NACC’s design and amenity has been extensively thought through during the past 10...
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