Gwydir Council, and Willoughby Council in Sydney have a sister-city relationship.
Mandy Stevens has served on Willoughby Council for a number of terms, and a number of years.
Mandy is a SOPHIOS, from Kythera, with LIANOS family connections, by heritage. But before she tripped up to Bingara for the July 4th, 2012, celebrations, as a part of her duties with Willoughby she was oblivious of the significant 'Kytherian' history in the town of Bingara, and in the Roxy 'complex' and Roxy cafe.
Nor was she aware that it was George C Poulos who was helping her cousin Vasi Uhrweiss (nee, Margetis / Lianos), re-construct the Lianos family history.
Mandy and George thus had a great deal to talk about at the celebration.
Here they are photographed outside the Council Chambers in Bingara.
This occasion coincided with the annual Orange Festival, the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Bingara Public School, and the 're-opening' of the Roxy Cafe - after 46 years.
Download pages from the North West Magzine pertaining to the opening of the Roxy Cafe, the Orange Festival, Bingara, the 150th anniversary of the Bingara Public School, and places of historical interest in the region:
The "re-opening" of the Roxy coincided with the Orange Festival, Bingara, and the 150th anniversary of the Bingara Public School.
Gwydir Shire Roxy website
kythera-family central web-pages:
Katsehamos and the Great Idea