Cash up for grabs for 2020 Eurobodalla community events
Community
“We all know Eurobodalla is a vibrant, diverse and fun place to live and visit, and we want to support events that help celebrate our community,” says Leisa Tague, Eurobodalla Shire Council's Events Coordinator. If you have a great idea for a community event but need financial support to get it up and running, then Council’s Community Events Grants could help....
Retail Revamp coming to Merimbula and Eden this week
Business
A 'visual merchandising guru' is coming to Merimbula and Eden, as local retailers prepare for their peak trading season - due to start in a handful of weeks. Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce to bring the magic of Carol Bagaric to town for training sessions with the retail communities of Merimbula and Eden...
Braidwood artist in Bondi’s famous ‘Sculpture by the Sea’
Arts & Culture
Art is a regurgitation of one's life - a blend of consciousness and sub-consciousness. Sometimes the concept is unexplainable. For Braidwood's Naomi Taylor Royds sculpture metaphorically tells the story of her life - the triumphs and tribulations. Her art even takes in a trip to the emergency ward nine years ago where she had an epiphany, which signalled a new...
Hundreds gather to celebrate the mighty Snowy Scheme
News
Over 1000 people gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme with former workers encouraging the current workforce to press on and deliver Snowy 2.0. Stories were shared and friends reunited as seven decades of achievement was remembered on the lawns of Snowy Hydro’s Cooma offices yesterday - October 19. Cooma’s Charlie Salvestro who worked on...
Braidwood retrospective exhibition of master artist Antony Symons
Arts & Culture
A major exhibition spanning the life’s work of artist Antony Symons (1942-2018), has opened at the Wheatfield Gallery outside Braidwood. Symons is best remembered for his iconic bronze public sculptures such as the ‘Lithgow Flash’ honouring Olympian Marjorie Jackson unveiled in 2000. His creative output was expressed through a remarkable diversity of mediums and styles. Born in Adelaide, Symons grew...
Extinction Rebellion calls on Batemans Bay to face the truth of the climate emergency
News
Extinction Rebellion (XR) has a stark message for Batemans Bay residents and businesses: life on Earth is in crisis and we need to act accordingly. XR Eurobodalla will stage its first local climate protest tomorrow (Saturday, October 19), carrying a ‘blue line’ down North Street to demonstrate the impact the predicted sea level rise will have on local businesses. Local...
Bikes decades old take to Snowy Monaro roads this weekend
What's On
This weekend marks the start of a busy run of events for the Cooma Car Club, with a bike dating back to 1912 one of the early highlights. The club has so far received 32 entries for this weekend’s Girder Fork Rally. The rally is exclusive to Girder Fork motorbikes manufactured prior to 1950. ‘Girder Fork’ refers to a front...
Synth Surfers to create a wave of music at Murrah this Saturday
Arts & Culture
Fresh from their huge success with Parklight Bega and the Festival of Open Minds last month, the Bermi Create & Make Crew are collaborating on another colourful community event. This Saturday (October 19), fanatics, beginners and everyone in between will gather at the Murrah Hall for Synth Surfers - the Bega Valley’s very first synth festival. See, hear and try cutting...
Snowy 70th celebrations start this week in Cooma
What's On
The Snowy Mountains Scheme seems as old as the hills it sits in. This modern marvel of engineering is such a part of our Australian story that imagining a time without it is hard to do. Fact is it was only seven short decades ago, in October 1949, that the ceremonial first blast was fired at Adaminaby signalling a commencement...
Garage Sale Trail leads to Lilli Pilli with Lillipillooza
Arts & Culture
A local version of the famous music festival 'Lallapalooza' will spring from the sands of Lilli Pilli this Saturday - October 19. "Our very own mini Boosh Doof called 'Lillipillooza' will be held at 19 Lilli Pilli Rd, Lilli Pilli," says Bernie Richards of Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla. "This fun festival fundraiser is part of the annual national Garage Sale...
Vogue exhibition showcases the changing face of Australian women
What's On
If you take the pages of Australia's most venerable fashion magazine, scale up the images (often shot by the world's best photographers) what you get is a series of portraits. But Women in Vogue at the National Portrait Gallery is so much more than a parade of beautiful faces. It's also a 60-year document of how women were perceived and...
Maths whisperer Julie Davies offers FREE Bega maths classes for adults
Community
Are you one of the many Australians who have gone through life believing that you are "bad" at maths? I definitely am and I'm sitting with Julie Davies, an accredited TAFE teacher with an engineering background, who teaches adults and high school students maths through her Bega business, Mandala Maths. It hadn't crossed my mind that we'd end up doing maths...
Cold Chisel coming to Canberra. Could this be their last stand?
What's On
While avoiding comparisons with iconic singer John Farnham, the equally iconic Australian rock band Cold Chisel has reformed and announced a tour, with the band set to play at Stage 88 at Commonwealth Park on 30 January next year. Since their legendary Last Stand tour way back in 1983, Cold Chisel has reformed for just four national tours, but they almost always played...
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...
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