The talented Mr Shearsby, the Renaissance Man of Yass
Arts & Culture
No one knew the young bank clerk newly arrived in Yass in 1898 was a genius. They could not have suspected he would become famous and make their town his own. Three months after the bank transferred Alfred Shearsby from Yass to Wentworth, Shearsby was back of his own accord. Now his life is celebrated in a book, a street...
It’s time for ‘Straight Talk’ on domestic violence – Eden, Merimbula, Bega
Community
The community is invited to an honest and frank conversation about domestic violence as Bega Valley support services look to deepen and extend their work and influence of the last 30 years. The SEWACS Staying Home Leaving Violence program with support from the Social Justice Advocates and the local Domestic Violence committee are hosting a series of events - 'Straight...
“We are rightly under the microscope” – new manager, Bupa Eden
News
There is a new manager in charge of the Bupa aged care facility in Eden, one who isn't dodging the home's history while looking to restore confidence and lift care standards. Annette Guilfoyle hit the ground in May, the months before had been filled with concern for residents in the 85 bed home, with Bupa Eden, sanctioned by the Federal...
Eurobodalla committee taking action on drugs wins funding for youth
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla Cares - Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) has received funding to engage with the region's young people and set them up for making positive, healthy life choices. Action Team Chair, Robert Richmond says the investment from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation will "allow PCYC to run another 4000 activities for individuals." "We are so pleased to partner with...
Kids-cooking-classes spring from River Cottage Australia at Eastwood’s Bermagui
Food & Wine
Kelly Eastwood is a busy woman. Most of the time she's to be found in her Bermagui kitchen - Eastwood's, not only cooking breakfast and lunch for customers, but prepping catering jobs, turning out her famous doughnuts, and now teaching our youngsters the joy of cooking. Kelly's been running hands-on cooking classes for kids for around a year, and the...
Project 8 changing attitudes these school holidays – Bermagui, Bournda
Health & Wellbeing
The next stage of Project 8 launch in the second week of the school holiday with workshops in Bermagui and at Bournda National Park. With the support of South East Arts, young people aged 12 to 20 will explore lyrics, rhymes, music and video technology, dance and movement with local professional creative practitioners. The end result will be positive messages...
Daylight saving starts this weekend, don’t get caught out!
News
While local footy fans will have their alarms, alerts and every timekeeping function on their premises set to kick-off time on Sunday night for the NRL grand final, another vitally important piece of timekeeping happens this weekend. Daylight saving begins at 2 am on Sunday, October 6, and you'll need to turn your clocks one hour forward when you go to bed...
PHOTO GALLERY – A true life experience, whale watching on the Sapphire Coast
Environment
The ocean plays an integral part in why many of us choose to live on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. This is a coastline of mostly wild and pristine places, with thousands of hectares of National Park, hundreds of beaches and dozens of estuaries, rivers and creeks. And an incredible array of ocean wildlife that is easy...
Hall’s historic homesteads come to life in new exhibition
Arts & Culture
Eight historic homesteads, some no longer in existence, tell a story of the past that is still close to the surface around the historic village of Hall in a new exhibition that will open this weekend. A Palette of Pioneer Places at the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre brings together paintings by watercolourist Isla Patterson with the story of...
Country fun and games at the Araluen Sports Day – Saturday
Sport
Looking for some family fun for the long weekend? Willing to step up and try a few old-fashioned tests of skill and strength? The Araluen Sports Day is held annually on the Saturday (October 5) of October long weekend. Sounded by the backdrop of mountains in the beautiful Araluen Valley this historic event includes fun activities for all the family...
Celebrate the ‘high priestess of soul’ at Tathra this long weekend
Arts & Culture
With the summertime vibe building on the Sapphire Coast and the long weekend here, a bunch of the region's premier performers are stepping up with a new show at the Tathra Hotel. Sam Martin and the Sundowners present - 'The Song Book of Nina Simone' featuring material performed by the 'high priestess of soul' Nina Simone. "Nina Simone was a...
Green light on NSW trout season this long weekend
Sport
With the backdrop of ongoing drought, this long weekend marks the official opening of the New South Wales trout season. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Cameron Westaway says that in spite of the very dry conditions, there are still many popular fishing spots and waterways in good condition closer to the Great Divide in the northern...
Cooma info session to discuss Snowy 2.0 Environmental Impact
Environment
Snowy 2.0 has taken another step towards being a reality with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment calling for community feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Main Works. Executive Director of Resource Assessments, David Kitto, says “If approved, the Snowy 2.0 Main Works would involve the construction of an underground power station with a generating capacity...
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