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Eltham Art Awards

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The Eltham Art Awards program runs over two days at the Eltham Public School with an opening night function on Friday 9th October from 6pm – 8pm including an art exhibit, live music, canapés and drinks, followed by a public exhibition on Saturday 10th October from 9am – 3pm, including all-day kids' art workshops for only $2 entry per session, food and market stalls. These awards are a major opportunity for local artists and school students to showcase their artworks and be provided with an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public. 

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They're Home Again!

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Well almost! 

Alan and I have returned from our wonderful holiday on a cruise ship.  But now, of course we are on longer at beautiful Rosebank, but at Suffolk Park.  I’m sure we’ll learn to love being there too.

With great joy we have hung our gift from you all there in Rosebank, in a window where the light highlights the rose, the hills, the water and the forest -  the essence of Rosebank.

Living at Rosebank has been like living on the edge of Paradise.  This is due to not only the physical beauty of Rosebank but most of all to the wonderful friends we have.  Now at Suffolk Park, the old bodies don’t have to climb the hills, but we are close enough to continue to be in touch with you!


Thank you, 

Joan and Alan Davies.


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Spring is finally here and so is the October Village Journal featuring the new and improved masthead! Hallelujah! Proving some things in life are worth waiting for, local artist Carolyn Russell has delivered the goods and then some. Finally the artwork is complete and the verdict is in –the VJ team all agree that the new masthead looks awesome. And even more than that, as it was designed specifically for the VJ by a local resident, artist and environmentalist with input from the VJ team it really captures the essence of the VJ. This project took a lot longer than originally anticipated with a number of design briefings with Carolyn taking place.  Everyone had different ideas about the ultimate VJ ‘look’ and coming from three different generations, getting us to all agree on one thing is no mean feat in itself.

From environmental activism to art, to the stars and fine wine – this month’s Village Journal has got life in the Rainbow Region covered and features an article on the art of Carolyn Russell in which Carolyn explains the cultural significance of the features and iconic imagery from our little piece of paradise being represented in the VJ masthead. 

Speaking of paradise – the battle continues to protect our beautiful, fragile ecosystems and its inhabitants from those who only see $$$ when they look at Northern NSW. That’s right, the State Government, the big mining companies and developer’s vs nature. We need to stand vigilant and be pro-active, because if we don’t stand up to those with ‘financial interests’ and protect this area and all those living within it – who will? 

I believe we have a moral obligation to protect those littler and weaker than ourselves. See the article New Deal for Nature and please get on the computer and add your name and sign the New Deal for Nature. The bottom line is – we chose to live in this area, amongst nature, in part because we realise - we ARE nature.


Freedom Vivian

Fluoride Action

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On Monday morning, 24th of August, a group of concerned residents including traditional custodians gathered outside the fluoridation plant in Arthur Rd, Corndale. They are part of the many people concerned about Rous Waters' fluorida- tion. This is part of an ongoing campaign which includes Rally at Rous, outside Rous Water, Molesworth St Lismore on the 16th of September 12-2pm. There will be an information stall and musicians including Blakboi,

Mocris and Bo Kaan playing live. To find out more go to Fluoride Free Northern Rivers on Facebook. If you want to get more involved in future events txt your number to 0411781970. Thank you and blessings, love and light,

Kate Marson 

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