Bella’s here again – and it’s in your Monday Riverine Herald

February 17, 2017

THE NEXT ISSUE of Bella will be in your Riverine Herald on Monday.

And it’s an issue that should not be missed.

This month we dabble into local artist Glenda Cornell’s world, where whatever your perception of art, you’ll find there is a good chance she has done it.

We also talk to Jean Pedretti, the woman who has become part of the fabric of Echuca, and hear of the fabrics she has known, the clothes she has made and her successful link with live theatre and magical costumes.

Speaking of fabric, we step into a shearing shed – which is no place for the faint-hearted – and talk to Bunnaloo’s Andrea Froon. Not only did she prove herself as a shearer, she is now making a name for herself as a wool classer.

We also discover a workshop of a different kind in this month’s issue, chatting to Echuca Service Centre spray painter Jacqui Cronyn, and what it’s like to take on a bloke’s world.

There’s also Heather Bradley, who in her 40 years (and counting) as Echuca-Moama’s most recognised lollypop lady, has literally guided generations of young locals across Echuca’s busiest, and most dangerous, peak-hour road.

And in a moving, emotional story we talk to a woman who shouldn’t be here after battling anorexia for more than 30 years. Despite the odds, she continues to fight for her life because she wants to get better.

In the sporting world, we try to keep up with Lauren Dehne – a runner and a rider – who has now added swimming to her repertoire and turned into a triathlete.

Then there’s Jenny Maclean, who is not your typical older woman.

Despite approaching 70, her fitness timetable would surely rival a person half her age – running three times a week including a long run on Sunday, golf, Zumba (she is an instructor) and visits to the gym.

On the other end of the age scale, we talk to a much younger woman – schoolgirl Zali McKee – who has proudly taken centre stage in showing other girls (and women) they have every right to be who they are.

On a sadder note, this month we also bid farewell to advertising executive Carly Richardson, who is preparing to set sail on a new adventure.

Carly has been an asset to our team and will be missed.

On behalf of everyone here at Bella HQ, we wish her all the best in her future, and thank her for all that she achieved.

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