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Remarkable art at Inverloch

ART EXHIBITION, Monday Exhibitionists, at The Inverloch Community Hub is showcasing the superb works of six remarkably talented, local ladies.  One artist, Karen Chugg, even sold a few of her paintings before she’d even finished hanging them. The women behind these captivating works comprise Anne McRae, Hazell Ray-Billington, Margaret Rickard, Mahnua Fletcher, Karen Chugg and Christine […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Mary MacKillop to host open mornings

ENROLMENTS for 2010 are now open at Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha. This year the school welcomed 118 eager Year 7 students, with about 30 new students across other year levels. Three open mornings are available this year for students and parents to experience the college and what it has to offer. Open mornings are […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rush on free TAFE

FREE priority TAFE courses are now being offered at the Chisholm Institute in Wonthaggi, including individual support and community services and disability courses. Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney, along with Bass MP Jordan Crugnale, met with students studying in the free courses on Thursday to discuss how they are benefiting from free […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Golden night of theatre

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group launched the first show of its 50th anniversary concert in spectacular display last Friday evening at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, along with the launch of their book, We Can Do That! – An Anecdotal History of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group. The festivity marks the beginning of more events to come for […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Second generation guides Legacy

FOR Legacy’s newest president in South Gippsland, Jane Ross, taking on the role was a way of giving back to the widows of ex-servicemen. “They’ve made their contribution to society,” she said, ahead of being inducted into the role at the changeover luncheon of the South Gippsland Group of Melbourne Legacy at the Leongatha RSL […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Garlic festival sets new record

THE third Meeniyan Garlic Festival was a smashing success last Saturday at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, attracting more than 8000 attendees on the day. Clear, sunny skies drew about 50 percent of the crowds from Melbourne, with about 15 percent reportedly coming from the Latrobe Valley too. The festival featured 100 stalls, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Picnic to save forest postponed

AN event to protest the logging of forest north of Mirboo North was postponed. The Celebrating Our Forests picnic, to be held by the forest preservation group, Preserve Our Forests Steering Committee, was postponed due to Saturday’s rain. Those who were looking forward to attending the event are encouraged to keep an eye out for […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Motorcyclist dies

A DROUIN man died after his motorcycle collided with two vehicles at Mirboo North on Sunday. Police said the 57 year old was travelling north-east on the Strzelecki Highway when he crashed into the rear of a red Mitsubishi sedan waiting to turn into Darlimurla Road about 10.50am. Police the motorcyclist then collided with a […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Petrol leak in Leongatha

Leaky tank: local CFA and police were called to the Woolworth’s car park for a washaway incident on Friday afternoon. It turned out that Leongatha local Caitlin Shiels’ car leaked petrol, just as she’d filled it up with premium unleaded. The CFA is sometimes called to washaway incidents in conjunction with the SES. This time, […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Demons footballers inspire students

THREE players from the Melbourne Football Club inspired students of Leongatha and Tarwin Valley primary schools students to become excellent leaders on Thursday afternoon. Sam Frost, Kade Chandler and Oscar McDonald met with the school’s Grade 6 leadership team, which included the school, library, arts, languages, ICT (Information Communication Technology), music, environment and sports captains. […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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