Keeping your photos and memories safe from fire
What's On
The possible impact of bushfire on our home and community has become an almost routine contemplation. The long-running Yankees Gap Fire burning at the back of Bemboka, Numbugga, Coopers Gully, and Brogo has so far claimed four homes, its ongoing presence mixed with one bad day puts more at risk. This five-week-old fire comes six months after the flames of the Reedy...
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...
Liberal Party selects local businesswoman to contest Eden-Monaro
News
The Liberal Party has selected local businesswoman, Dr Fiona Kotvojs, to contest the key federal seat of Eden-Monaro, held by Labor's Mike Kelly, at the election due in 2019. South Coast beef farmer and small businesswoman, Dr Fiona Kotvojs will be aiming to become the first woman to represent the one-time bellweather seat after being chosen by a plebiscite of...
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...
Eurobodalla Mayor’s Message – setting the standard
Opinion
Taking time out to celebrate success and hard work is not something we do often, but when we do, we do it well. Last weekend’s Eurobodalla Business Awards held at Narooma Golf Club were a wonderful success. The room was filled with inspiring people and the vibe was super positive. We took the opportunity to launch www.investeurobodalla.com a beautiful website...
From the Snowy Mountains to Hogwarts, Michael Milton’s next adventure…
Arts & Culture
Just when you think you know everything about Canberra’s champion athlete, Michael Milton, he goes and opens a Harry Potter-themed store in Fyshwick. What I didn’t realise about this Paralympic skier was his passion for everything Harry Potter. And he has passed this passion on to the next generation of family members. He has just one rule for his two...
Merimbula’s artificial reef in place and promising to be a magnet for life and fisherman
News
The South Coast’s first offshore artificial reef has been plonked in the waters of Merimbula Bay with the aim of attracting life and improving fishing opportunities ahead of the summer holidays. The $1.1 million project has been funded from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust, following advocacy from the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club. The reef is located 2.5km southeast...
You are ‘Welcome’ at the Giiyong Festival this Saturday in Eden
Arts & Culture
The indigenous and non-indigenous community across South East NSW is excited about this weekends Giiyong Festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden - Thaua Country. Giiyong is Australia's newest Aboriginal festival, incorporating music, art, food, film, literature and spoken word performances, and the first of its kind for southern NSW. Pronounced: Guy-Yoong, the word means ‘come to welcome’ in the traditional...
Phoenix Mapham’s mother pleads not guilty over alleged kidnapping
News
The mother of six-year-old Canberra boy Phoenix Mapham, who was allegedly kidnapped from his school last month, has pleaded not guilty to two charges related to her son's week-long disappearance. Tessa Woodcock, who does not have lawful custody of her son, was arrested after the mother and son were found by police in dense bushland in the Tallaganda National Park last month....
“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...
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....
Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium in mourning as beloved bear Darkle passes away
News
Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium is in mourning after one of its oldest residents, Darkle the brown bear, passed away. In a statement released on Thursday afternoon (13 September), the zoo said Darkle's health had been deteriorating for the past few weeks and decided to put the elderly bear to rest. "The welfare of our animals is always the priority and...
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