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Knitters get a challenge

QUIRKY teddies, symmetrical scarves and even a knitted succulent terrarium were on display at Leongatha Sew and Knit recently. As part of a people’s choice award, shop owner Helen Heuschele said the sewing challenge was to stimulate customers and trial a potential charity project. “We are getting out of the knitting season so I put […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Eyesore in heart of Leongatha

A HISTORICAL icon in the heart of Leongatha is being vandalised and left to decay as inaction over the redevelopment of the town’s former rail yards continues. In a room of the disused Leongatha railway station, vandals have left human excrement, damaged floorboards and the ceiling, dumped food packaging and smashed windows, leaving glass scattered […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Volunteers thanked for magnificent reserve

LEONGATHA’S proud sporting history starts with its exemplary sports hub. The Leongatha Recreation Reserve has been well maintained by its committee of volunteers for many years and services an abundance of sport and community groups. These clubs include the tennis, croquet, football, cricket, table tennis, golf, small bore, little athletics, umpires association, netball, basketball, swimming, […]

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Inverloch reflects on Armistice Day

REMEMBRANCE Day in Inverloch was attended by many hundreds of people for the sole purpose of remembering those who have fallen in conflict and the ending of the hostilities of  World War One. The service at the Inverloch cenotaph, which had been adorned with red poppies, each individually hand made by local volunteers, was led […]

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Leongatha commemorates centenary

LEONGATHA gathered at the cenotaph to pay respects to its ex servicemen and women on Remembrance Day on Sunday, to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice. The community was invited to attend the service and lay a wreath. A special wreath was sent to Leongatha through local former serviceman Tom Parsons. This wreath is sent […]

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Winery hosts Oaks Day style

THE glamour and elegance of Oaks Day came to Inverloch last Thursday when Dirty Three Wines and Events by Kate hosted an afternoon of frivolity. The event at the winery featured entertainment by Mauz and Olly of Wonthaggi (Maureen Alford and Leigh Owens), and grazing food by Lime and Co. An intimate gathering relished the […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Children moved away as carer shortage grips

CHILDREN from South Gippsland are being moved to live with foster carers in Melbourne because of a lack of carers locally. Children in foster care live with families other than their own due to such issues as family breakdown, illness, death of a parent, abuse or financial, employment and housing difficulties. More foster cares are […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girls receive humanity award

SOUTH Gippsland girls Alice Mabilia and Emily Glasgow were recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness at a ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday. Alice Mabilia of St Joseph’s School Wonthaggi was nominated for being a fantastic mentor who supports students who most need her help. At school, […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Could Leongatha lose an icon?

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Centre has been operating for more than 50 years and at its peak boasted 275 members. The original members worked extremely hard to raise the funds to build their original centre, in Smith Street, cooked thousands of three course lunches, made huge quantities of articles for sale at an annual fair, as […]

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UK tour for Leongatha singer

A LIFELONG passion for performing led a Leongatha local to the heights of choral singing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. About 10 months ago, talented tenor and Lyric Theatre performer Peter McAlpine was given a call from a friend to audition for the Australian Welsh Male Choir with the intention of […]

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