Category Archives: 2017

Hand Crafted Australian Wind Chimes

For over 25 years Windsong Chimes has been making superior quality wind chimes, precisely tuned to carefully chosen musical scales and elegantly designed to grace any style of home or décor. Our wind chimes please the eye and delight the ear, keeping you in touch with the subtle variations in your surroundings and marking the changes that take place throughout the day.

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Bellingen Pharmacy – Compounding Specialists

Back to our local rootsBeing a locally owned, independent pharmacy, enables us to offer lower prescription pricing. We offer discount pharmacy prices, whilst maintaining and continually improving our high service standards.The quality use of medicines is one of our biggest motivators. Having three qualified pharmacists enables us to provide medication reviews both in-store and in the home, with a more rapid turn around and greater availability for patients. We are also now open on Sundays from 10am – 1pm for your convenience.

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Bellingen Nexus Community Gallery Bulletin

Welcome to the Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC) Bulletin where you can findout about the many activities going on underthe umbrella of the BCAC.  Since our lastBulletin we have had our AGM and electeda new committee, listed below. Along withthe re-election of all the 2016 members weare pleased to welcome new memberRob Simpson and returning membersCharlotte Blesing and Maggie Porter.As your new President I would like to thankall the committee members for theircommitment to the BCAC. Mostparticularly, I wish to acknowledge the tremendous contribution that Julie Hutchinson has made to the BCAC during her three-year term as President a

Source: Bellingen Nexus Community Gallery Bulletin

Who we are – WeilHouse Living

Who we areWelcome to Weilhouse Living, We have 3 unique properties that embody our love of nature, beauty and simplicity. All our properties are eclectically designed and furnished, merging effortlessly within the settings of our properties and their relationship to the environment.We have two beautiful farm stays in Bellingen Valley and an off the grid wilderness hut in the New England tablelands in Hernani. Each property has been lovingly built and restored to maximise the surrounds and tread lightly on the planet.

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Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC)

The BCAC is a not-for-profit community organisation which is entirely volunteer run. It was incorporated in 1996.The BCAC supports and enhances cultural and artistic activities in the Bellingen Shire. Activities engage audiences and artists, encourage and promote cultural development in many forms and contribute to a dynamic and vital community.  New members are always welcome to join the BCAC. Membership provides benefits for those who enjoy making art; attending openings, talks and performances; as well as further opportunities to learn more about art.The BCAC is managed by a committee that meets the first Tuesday of each month. Members and guests are invited to attend.Become a member of the BCAC

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Federal Hotel Bellingen –

Located centrally in the picturesque township of Bellingen NSW is where you will find The Federal Hotel. Fully renovated in 2005 and again in 2012, the hotel has kept all  the charm of the original Federation building whilst creating it’s own stylish version of “old meets new”. Now with outdoor decks, an award winning bistro, our newly renovated beer garden, entertaining areas, and updated accommodation, The Federal is a great place to catch up with friends for a quiet drink or a superb meal in a stylish but relaxed and friendly environment.The Federal Hotel Bellingen is located just west of Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW Australia.

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Welcome to The Bellingen Brewery & Co. | The Bellingen Brewing Company

The old factory up Church Street Lane has been converted into a dynamic and sophisticated venue, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. Featuring Bellingen’s local craft brewery and a boutique bar, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. serves it’s very own beers and ferments with a cellar door style and feel.The bar also offers a select collection of fine wines and cocktails, highlighting organic and local ingredients. The space has been designed with great consideration to create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere, local and reclaimed timbers and materials were used, along with a few local artisan made features. The Bellingen Brewing Company’s expansion and move into this location was driven by a desire to create a sustainable, eco conscious and ‘new model’ business.We are very passionate about creating a unique place and experience, we share this space with Big Fig Arts, an artists run initiative. Together we showcase and share the diverse harvests that Bellingen offers.

Source: Welcome to The Bellingen Brewery & Co. | The Bellingen Brewing Company

The Mid North | Bluegrass / Mountain Folk

.they combine the spirit of old-time roots music, the energy of the new young string-bands, and the musicianship of bluegrass. Add a touch of jug band and a bit of folk and you get a spirited sound that will have you tapping your feet or looking for a partner to dance with – the best way to describe it is “infectious!”” Mark Hudson USA The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association 2012

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Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.

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About | Bella Vista Bellingen Accomodation

Your hosts Michaela and Nina, a mother and daughter team, love sharing their beautiful and peaceful property with guests from all over the country and the globe.Bella Vista Bellingen is situated just 1km from the town centre on the edge of a forest – a handy walking distance from town, yet you feel you are miles away from everything.Take advantage of dozens of walking/hiking trails through forests right outside the front door. Or simply walk to the lookout which overlooks the whole of the beautiful Bellingen Valley.

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Bellingen Memorial Hall

Over many years the Hall has been an integral part of the lively Bellingen culture, from the balls of old and the rock concerts of the seventies, to the Bellingen Jazz Festival origins in the nineties and the Bellingen Art Prize in the two thousands. The Hall is used for everything from public meetings and weekly classes to plays, gigs, movies, auctions, school events and more. A wonderful array of touring acts has passed through the Hall and this, coupled with local festivals has given Bellingen a nationally recognised reputation as a cultural hub, despite it being a small country town.

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moo river farm | farm holiday accommodation in Bellingen NSW

Welcome to your holiday accommodation…THE DAIRY at Moo River Farm.This is your private, self-contained spaceto relax, explore and enjoy.Located on the NSW mid north coast,beautiful Bellingen’s landscape will weave its magic. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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Trevor Tree of Bellingen, North Coast, New South Wales, Australia | donaldelley

Trevor Tree of Bellingen died on Friday 5 May 2017 in Coffs Harbour Hospital.Trevor had an heart attack while surfing and sustained brain damage during extended periods of heart malfunction during CPR on a Mid-North coast beach.Trevor had the heart-attack while doing something he really loved-surfin

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Bellingen and Urunga Museums – Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country!

The Bellinger Valley Historical Society & Museums are a community based non profit organisation run by volunteers. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying the Aboriginal and European history of the Bellinger Valley and surrounding areas on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales

Source: Bellingen and Urunga Museums – Welcome to Gumbaynggirr Country!

Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.The Bellingen Youth Orchestra’s varied repertoire includes standard orchestral pieces and popular film music scores. Some of the highlights have been their performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Warsaw Concerto with local pianist David Helfgott and last year’s world premiere performance of Wuuban Barri, a work by local composer Paul Jarman, specially commissioned by the Bellingen Music Festival as part of the Music- By-Youth project.

Source: Bellingen Youth Orchestra – Bellingen Music Festival

Nick Warfield – Sculptor – Maker – Recycler – Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia.

To be a sculptor presents an interesting moral decision, With the current harvesting of resources globally (forests, minerals, metals, stone etc) becoming increasingly more finite due to deforestation, open cut mining, mass production methods and unsustainable demand, what then becomes an ethical material to use in the making of an artwork? That question led me to consider the fact that so many materials already exist. In our backyards, trashcans, garages, junkyards, wreckers and sidewalks.The scale on which we create waste is magnificent.This opened up so many possibilities.For me waste materials present a beautiful invitation to embrace the concept of renewal and innovation.

Source: Nick Warfield – Sculptor – Maker – Recycler – Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia.

Moussa Diakite & Wassado in Beliingen Tickets, Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

DESCRIPTIONExperience the sweet sounds and infectious rhythms of Malian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Moussa Diakite.Come, join us for a very special, exclusive night of music and food here in Bellingen and let Moussa take you on a musical journey whilst Purple Carrot takes it to the next level with a 3 course meal.Food options are, choose your option when selecting a ticket:ChickenBeefVegetarianTickets are limited to 50 max so get in fast to secure yourself a seat at this evening that will not disappoint!

Source: Moussa Diakite & Wassado in Beliingen Tickets, Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

There are no words | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Our family has suffered the most horrific loss in the death of our beautiful Trevor Tree. I know that the community is reeling also from the loss of this great man.   We have been inundated with the support and love of our family, close friends, church, the town of Bellingen and the broader community.  Trev has touched so many people in his life. His big heart helped so many people out there. He would always go the extra mile with everyone he met.

Source: There are no words | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Featured Artist Paula Whiteway – I Love Bello Shire

Local artist Paula Whiteway, seen here with actor Dan Wylie on the film set of ‘The Passengers’ (Writer/Director Simon Portus, photo courtesy of Maddie Whitford), will be one of fourteen artists exhibiting in the new @ the Art Space Urunga exhibition opening Saturday May 13th. The new exhibition   reflects the breadth of styles and talent in the region.Paula has amassed an extraordinary number of creative achievements. An architect by training, Paula has worked predominately as a set designer in the Australian film industry, where she is recognised as one of the few ‘hand draftees’ left. “I’m an incredible luddite by nature” confesses Paula. Achievements in this field include set designing for ‘The Railway Man’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Men Tell No Tales’ and ‘King Kong- Skull Island’, all feature films.

Source: Featured Artist Paula Whiteway – I Love Bello Shire

Mid North Coast Greens: Cr Toni Wright-Turner re removal of Bellingen Camphor laurel trees

“It is indeed sad to be facing the loss of the old Camphors in Church Street which have given shade and character to our town these past decades. It is also sad to feel the division within our community this issue is causing.The journey of becoming a new councillor has been one of significant learning, along the way having to come to terms with the responsibilities, constraints and opportunities of the position. In this process I have come to realise how easy it is to stand in the public arena and use incomplete information and half-truths to create an impression that something has happened or not happened in a particular way. It is also possible from the public arena to be ‘single issue’ and only see or address that part of an issue or situation which concerns or interests you personally. Now, 7 months in, we are tasked with the implementation of the Main Street Plan, and the ‘Camphor debate’ has become another example of half-truths and single issues.

Source: Mid North Coast Greens: Cr Toni Wright-Turner re removal of Bellingen Camphor laurel trees