Health & Wellbeing

Festival of Open Minds Podcast – author and teacher Gabbie Stroud
Podcast
Gabbie Stroud and her powerful and moving memoir ‘Teacher’ has captured Australia’s attention and is part of the current news cycle. In 2014, Gabbie was a very dedicated teacher with over a decade of experience, but she was forced to walk away from her calling by frustration and despair. Her ground-breaking essay ‘Teaching Australia’ in the February 2016 Griffith Review...
FOUND – Batemans Bay’s Katie Joyce
News
A Batemans Bay resident reported missing from south-west Sydney has been found safe and well. Police wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance in locating, 33-year-old Katie Joyce. Concerns were raised on Tuesday when Police revealed Katie hadn't been seen since Sunday morning, her last known sighting at that stage was at a home on Caledonia Street,...
Have you seen Batemans Bay’s Katie Joyce?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help locate a Batemans Bay woman missing from Bexley in Sydney's south-west. Katie Joyce, aged 33, was last seen at a home on Caledonia Street, Bexley, at about 10 am, on Sunday (September 23). She has not been seen or heard from since. Police understand Katie who lives in Batemans Bay...
A “new” Deputy Mayor for Eurobodalla Shire Council
News
The Eurobodalla has a "new" Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rob Pollock OAM, takes over from Cr Anthony Mayne, who served in the position for two years. Describing Cr Pollock as "new to the role" should be prefaced with the knowledge that he has been a local councillor for 31 years and has previously served as Deputy Mayor for 11. Over the...
Strawberries – so easy to grow in your backyard food garden
Community
  Strawberries have been in the news for all the wrong reasons and our hearts go out to the farmers. But if anything these sweet tasty red morsels are more popular than ever and can be easily part of your backyard food garden. Strawberries are an acid soil loving plant, with good growth happening around the 5.5 - 6.5 ph...
Eden to better look after boats big & small, an extra $9 million announced
News
Another jewel has been added to Eden's increasingly sparkling crown with the NSW Government providing an additional $9 million in funding to construct a wave attenuator in Snug Cove. The extra funds come on top of $10 million announced in 2014 for the Eden Safe Harbour Project and will allow for the government's preferred option to be constructed, a total cost...
Bega – Tathra Community Bike Ride a celebration of people and place
What's On
Brilliant blue skies will sparkle alongside community spirit this Sunday (September 30) for the Bega Tathra Safe Ride - NSW Bike Week Community Ride. The bushfire that destroyed so much just six months ago is inspiring many to take part, not just to raise money for the Mayor's Tathra and District Bushfire Appeal, but more so as a celebration of...
Giiyong builds a future beyond its fun, colour, and flavours
Arts & Culture
The power and importance of storytelling shone brightly at the Giiyong Festival at Jigamy on Saturday, the many and varied storytelling formats and styles was part of the magic but the real spark came from the people telling the stories. People with real and current connections to the dark chapters of Australian history and people with a real joy for the culture...
Only days left to apply for Mumbulla Foundation grants program
Arts & Culture
Community organisations of the Bega Valley; you have only days left to apply for the 2018 Mumbulla Foundation grants programs. When applications opened in mid-August the deadline was weeks away, well now its hear and screaming at your conscience. Applications close Sunday, September 30! The Foundation welcomes applications from not for profit and charitable organisations including; schools, charities, volunteers and individuals...
Snowy Monaro Mayor’s Column – garbage collection, breakfast club, Canberra Region JO, thank you firefighters
Opinion
Following a community meeting in Michelago last week, the Saturday morning waste collection service will continue into the foreseeable future. Residents living outside the town will still bring their rubbish into town on a Saturday morning, an outcome they are pleased with. For residents living in the Michelago village, as well as the villages of Nimmitabel and Bredbo, kerbside collections...
‘Get Ready’ for bushfires this weekend – September 22 & 23
What's On
The NSW Rural Fire Service is asking residents across southern NSW to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the bushfire season during 'Get Ready Weekend' this weekend (September 22 & 23). The invitation is there to drop into your local RFS station and get involved in fun family events including kids activities, firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Jo Saccomani, Two Sheds Workshop
Podcast
Jo Saccomani is the founder of Two Sheds Workshop, she is one of the bright sparks of the Bega community and inspired 300 plus people at the recent Festival of Open Minds. Despite growing up with parents who built, renovated and decorated the family home, it was by chance that Jo became a carpenter. From school, she began an Arts...
“But you can repair the brain – it’s amazing to see.” – Donna Richards, Childhood Foundation
Community
Family and child support workers from across the Snowy Monaro and Bega Valley are now better able to help with childhood trauma thanks to the efforts of Cooma school girls. The unique two-day workshop at the Cooma Youth Hub was funded by the hard work of young women from Project O, who raised $42,000 last November at a 12-hour art marathon...
NSW Bike Week goes on and off road in the Eurobodalla this weekend
What's On
Cyclists of all abilities and ages have two events to choose from as NSW Bike Week rolls into the Eurobodalla this weekend. This Saturday, (September 22) Eurobodalla Shire Council will host a Clyde River Bike Ride along the Clyde River Foreshore in Batemans Bay. Council’s Recreation Development Coordinator Matt Neason is encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the great...
Clean sweep in all three footy codes for Eden women
Sport
What? That’s not right is it? Bombala won the League, Narooma won the AFL and Bega won the soccer. Well yes, they did – in the Mens Comps. No doubt there were celebrations in all three towns for a few days after the trophies were raised. But has any one town ever won all three footy Premierships in the same...
“Enough is enough” – Ann Sudmalis calls time on Gilmore and Liberal backstabbers
News
Internal tensions within the Liberal Party that rolled a Prime Minister just last month now seem to have claimed a scalp more locally, with the Member for Gilmore saying, "enough is enough." Ann Sudmalis, whose constituency stretches from Tuross to Kiama rose to speak in Parliament House just before 8 o'clock last night, addressing days of speculation about her future....
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