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Coal Creek chases prizes

COAL Creek Community Park and Museum is once again finalists in the Tidy Town awards with two nominations for 2012. The park’s Sustainability and Food Network Centre and Literary Festival have both received the accolade. Park co-ordinator Rowena Ashley is very happy with the recognition. “It’s fantastic,” she said. “We go up against some big […]

August 31st, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Book Week fun

SCHOOLS around South Gippsland celebrated Book Week last week, with a range of fun activities. The Star is pleased to present a pictorial marking the value of stories. After all, that’s what we do!  

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Get ready to rock’n’roll

GET ready to bop, swing and hand jive when Wonthaggi is taken back to the 1950s and 60s for a night you do not want to miss. Just when you thought the days of town hall dances featuring classic moves like the twist, the mashed potato and the boogaloo were long gone, the Wonthaggi Fire […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Teachers’ strike looms

THE Australian Education Union (AEU) is predicting the closure of all government schools in South Gippsland, when teachers strike next Wednesday (September 5). Leongatha Secondary College teacher and AEU representative Matt McPhee said the number of teachers planning to strike was “almost absolute”. “This will mean everyone out, and when I say everyone, I mean […]

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Filming at the creek

  IT’s lights, camera, action at Coal Creek this week as the park becomes the set of a short film. Five budding student film makers from Deakin University are using the park to tell the story of bushranger Ben Hall as part of a course assignment. The team is taking over a section of Coal […]

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community,Featured | Read More »

Motherhood mayhem

WONTHAGGI Arts Centre together with HIT Productions are delighted to present Sue Fabisch’s Motherhood the Musical at the Wonthaggi Arts Centre. The show will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 8pm. If you enjoyed Menopause The Musical, you will love this equally hilarious, musical journey about the lives and friendships of four very different […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art marks joy of spring

SPRING is finally here!  Grey wintry days are giving way to sun-filled spring-time beauty. In celebration of spring, Mayfield Gallery in Arawata is holding an exhibition of Di and John Koenders’ latest art, entitled The Joys of Spring. Open from Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, September 16, daily from 10am to 5pm.  The gallery is fully […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Students support Animal Aid

YEAR 12 Leongatha Secondary College students Emily Betts, Amy Dunlop and Shannen Knight organised a successful fundraiser for Animal Aid. They made and sold cupcakes and instigated a casual dress day at the college. The motivation for organising a fundraiser for Animal Aid was a love for animals and respect for Animal Aid and what […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Festival splashes colour

LEONGATHA was once again bathed in bright yellow for the Leongatha Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Festival last week. The 56th Daffodil and Floral Show was a huge success, attracting a wide range of exhibits, including more entries to the photography competition in its second year. The show was officially opened by Deputy Premier and Member for […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Footy fever strikes

MASSIVE torpedoes, soaring marks and spot on handballs were all on the cards for the Inverloch Primary School football day last Wednesday. Students were encouraged to dress up in their team’s colours with lots of little Bombers and Tigers and prospective Dane Swans making their way around the school. Budding young footballers were put through […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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