Sassy spirit to shine at Festival of Open Minds this September in Bega
Arts & Culture
One of the region's rising artists is the latest to sign on for the Festival of Open Minds in Bega this September. Sassi Nuyum, aka Meaghan Holt, has been writing since she was a little girl - writing runs in her family's blood. Meaghan lost her mother at the age of 9 and has since been raised predominately with her Aboriginal...
70’s Unplugged to celebrate the sights and songs that shaped our nation
What's On
It's time to let down your hair and dig out those flares from the back of the cupboard. A wave of flower power is washing into town this month with 70's Unplugged, the multi-media entertainment event that brings the sights and sounds of the 70's to the stage with a six-piece band and a setlist full of favourites. Having grown...
Green thumbs gather to get bushfire gardens growing – get involved
Community
With spring in the air comes another step forward in Tathra's evolving and ongoing growth beyond the bushfire of autumn 2018. As has been the case over the last 17 months a bunch of locals have seen a need and are stepping up to fill it with a Garden Recovery and Open Gardens weekend on August 24 and 25 in...
Eden Library closed from Saturday for week long make over
Community
Hot on the heels of the Bega Library makeover comes a fresh new look and feel for Eden Library. Eden's house of knowledge and imagination will close for renovations from Saturday (August 3) and will reopen a week later on Saturday, August 10. Thanks to NSW State Library funding, new mobile shelving and a new children’s reading nook will be...
Community urged to “have your say” on draft Light to Light plans
News
One of the state's most isolated and untouched locations is at the centre of $8 million redevelopment plans; money and attention that makes those who love this pink, blue, and golden part of the New South Wales Far South Coast nervous. Public consultation is currently underway for the Draft Light to Light Walk Strategy with community info sessions in Pambula,...
Early start to Bega Valley – Eurobodalla fire season in the shadow of Yankees Gap. Snowy Monaro a possibility
News
The 2019/2020 bush fire season along the Far South Coast will start early, as the shadow of the vast and long-running Yankees Gap Bushfire still looms large. Thursday, August 1 will be the official start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare for the...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub moves to Merimbula, applications closing!
Business
A new home has been announced for the Bega Valley's factory of the future - the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. After launching earlier this year at the Bega Civic Centre, Merimbula will be home base for the second intake of this 12-week startup program. Manager of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub Mia Maze says the new venue has been carefully...
Cheers – to natural wine tasting that will have us all under its influence
Food & Wine
Yes it's a cruel thing I'm doing here, telling you about a fabulous wine event that has sold out, however there are a couple of great stories around the upcoming Nattie by Nature the main one being the marvelous concept of 'natural' winemaking. But there is also the enthusiasm and chutzpah of three hospitality friends, plotting and scheming good-times on the Sapphire...
Acacia Quartet to perform world premiere in Bega this Saturday
Arts & Culture
"Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison," one reviewer said. In over a decade of working together, the Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs, and tomorrow (July 27) they play on what almost feels like home turf which will no doubt add...
Wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom at Lumen Christi, Pambula
Arts & Culture
Students and staff of Lumen Christi Catholic College at Pambula spent their school holidays in the last stages of rehearsal for their production of ‘Grease Jr’ which premieres tomorrow night - July 25. The cast of over 50 students and director, Emma Hibbert are looking forward to bringing an updated and explosive version for the Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta classic...
Smoke testing of Bombala Sewer starts today
News
Snowy Monaro Regional Council started to blow smoke into the criss-cross of sewer pipes in and around Bombala today - July 22. The smoke testing of the sewer network is being done by Interflow and takes in connections throughout the township. Non-toxic smoke is injected into the sewer system to identify potential sources of stormwater infiltration - where there is...
Baby support booms for Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma
Community
A new branch of support, friendship and fun is growing for parents and guardians of babies aged under six months in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. 'Embracing Babies', run by Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Children’s Services, is a friendly and casual fortnightly catch up for mums, dads, grandparents or other guardians of babies, to come together and socialise. Child Development Officer...
A celebration in Bega of one of the world’s most loved cultures
What's On
World Champion Irish dancers will perform in Bega next Sunday - July 28. Direct from London's West End and 'Lord of the Dance', the cast and crew of 'A Taste of Ireland' are packing venues across Australia, telling tales from one of the world’s most-loved nations in one incredible performance. Told through Irish music and dance, the show explores magical...
Don’t forget – Princes Highway closure at Quaama this Sunday night
News
The first of a number of closures of the Princes Highway kicks in this Sunday (July 21) night 30 km north of Bega. The shut down of the Dry River Bridge at Quaama is the first step and a round of essential maintenance works that started in late June and will roll through until early August. NSW Roads and Maritime...
The slow lane this weekend, take a drive to discover local art and colour
What's On
Bungendore... Gail Nichols ‘Viewpoint’ at Suki & Hugh until 11 August Award winning Mongarlowe artist Gail Nichols solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery includes a striking series of wall rugs made using traditional rug hooking techniques. The works depict abstracted landscape imagery inspired by the artists’ extensive travels in Australia and abroad. Gail Nichols is recognised internationally for her innovative...
Warming Winter breakfasts on clever coastal menus
Food & Wine
Many of us crave different foods throughout the seasons. In winter my heart sings at the thought of slow-cooked baked beans, or long-time stirred oats and porridge smothered with maple syrup or honey and loaded with healthy fruits, seeds, nuts and milk. Some of Bega Valley's cafes have been very clever and created heart-warming winter menus to keep us healthy...
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