TATHRA: Decorated lawn bowler James Reynolds is one step away from a Commonwealth Games berth with his selection in the Trans-Tasman triples team to compete next month.
BEGA: Wheelchair-bound Ian Dalwood raised concerns this week with the new public toilet facility in Bega, leading to the discovery it may not comply with Australian Standards for disabled access. The council has said it will take the matter to the supplier.
NOWRA: Chris King from Nowra Hill prefers to sit outside for a coffee on a nice day. He makes use of cafes that offer alfresco.
BEGA: Bega High School inducted its new leaders this week with the 2014 Student Representative Council named.
COOMA: The Cooma Fillies Ladies league-tag side has swapped football for rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows in the name of charity. They took part in a working bee in support of the Community Chest which helps local people experiencing financial hardship due to health issues.
BEGA: Gnomes painted by “celebrity artists” were a huge drawcard at the Bega Show, auctioned off to raise money for local volunteer organisations. Showing off their creations are (from left) Mayor Bill Taylor, Chamber of Commerce president Mal Barnes, MP Andrew Constance, BDN editor Ben Smyth, River Cottage Australia host Paul West and ABC radio’s Ian Campbell.
KIAMA: Kiama's Greg Vale won Australian House & Garden's competition for Best Small Garden. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI
ULLADULLA: Among a big crowd attending last week’s Milton Ulladulla Business Chamber launch were Vicki Terri, Sue Brodie and Kylie Rushton.
BEGA: Ominous clouds gather over Bega’s main shopping district ahead of a wild, but brief thunderstorm. Temperatures dropped sharply, winds picked up and over 9mm of rain fell within 15 minutes.
ULLADULLA: As Crown Land and Marine Rescue officials leave the scene of the former Ulladulla Marine Rescue base that was destroyed by fire last year, Milton Ulladulla Business Chamber president Lexie Meyer looks over the remains and ponders the site’s potential.
NOWRA: President of the Gerroa Environmental Protection Society Warren Holder and Debra Moore of the Concerned Residents Group of Gerringong look disappointed as the clearing work starts north of the Beach Road intersection on Gerroa Road on Thursday morning.
BEGA: Bega High School hospitality students launched a school café with a tasty Valentine’s Day yum cha menu. The students will be using the fortnightly sittings, open to the public, as part of their Year 12 assessment.
KIAMA: Albion Park Rail's Annette Holmes with two of her replacement 'babies' at home last week. She has been recognised for her tremendous work as a foster mother. Picture: DAVID HALL
NOWRA: Rob and Val Albright feel like they have been blackmailed. The elderly couple could face eviction from their home of 23 years. They live in one of the Shoalhaven’s paper estates, known as Jerberra Estate.
ULLADULLA: Teen Showgirl entrants Ellyn Cornock, Tina Taylor, Amy Burgess, Abbey Montgomery, Brittany Walker, Chloe Dadd, Sky Hession, Laura McLaren, Brittany Anderson, Eleanor Drury and Ruby Jones are joined by last year’s winner Abby Wilesmith (second from right) in the kitchen at the Milton Masonic Hall baking cupcakes and scones on the weekend.
BEGA: Handicraft demonstrations at the Far South Coast National Show proved a big hit with pavilion visitors, particularly Takumi Deneve weaving on a loom he made himself.
COOMA: Instantly recognizable as looking towards Market Street from Hyde Park in Sydney, Cooma artist Bob Schaefer’s drawing ‘Life in the City’ won the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s award for best drawing in the Lions-Snowy Hydro charity art exhibition at Cooma’s Raglan Galler. Bob is pictured with his wife, Jenny.
ULLADULLA: Matthew Williams (left), together with Dave and Jennie Rutherford are encouraging people to continue buying Dairy Farmers milk, despite a decision by local farmers to break away from the company.
KIAMA: Kiama Relay for Life committee members Marie Dalton, Michael Innes and Hannah Hutchinson with models of the Olympic Touch. Picture: DAVID HALL
KIAMA: Bryan Malone from Lighthouse Church, Max Boyes from Kiama Anglican Church and surfers Jim Cahill and Allan Barraclough check out the surfing conditions before the 100 Beaches Challenge on Wednesday. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI
COOMA: Three Monaro boys have been selected as boarding leaders for St Gregory’s College in Sydney. Josh Hogan, Luke Johnson and Luke Platts were voted by their peers and teachers to be part of the eight-person boarding leader group. Before going to school in Sydney, all three played for the Cooma Colts rugby league team.
KIAMA: Janelle Trigg from the Illawarra High School Support program is looking for a fridge to help store food donations. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI