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MIA Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher brought their live music spectacular to the Meeniyan Hall on Friday night. The show continued the series of first class concerts presented by the local volunteers of the Lyrebird Arts Council. Photo: Graeme Wilson.

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Interchange celebrates

Best dressed: winning best dressed at the Interchange Christmas party at the State Coal Mine were, from left, Felicity, Catherine, Evan, Emily, Livinia, Julia and Warren Freeman of Robin Hood.

INTERCHANGE Gippsland celebrated year’s end and Christmas with a family day out at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Around 300 people attended the event organised by Interchange, which is a service for children and young adults with disabilities, and their families. “We’ve had great mine tours and great music,” manager of Wonthaggi […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School parties as year wraps up

Indigenous tunes: Tarwin Lower Primary School captains Travis Nash (left) and Flynn Moore (right) played tap sticks and Grade 4 student Kaya Reti played didgeridoo.

THERE is so much to celebrate at Tarwin Lower Primary School that the community needed a whole day to do so last Wednesday. The school’s Celebration Day lured family, friends and local residents to the school grounds to mark the opening of the learning stone and vegetable garden, enjoy a music concert by students and […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Women enter men’s world

Tucker time: enjoying the Leongatha Men’s Shed wives and partners lunch were Pat and Margaret Higgins. The couple celebrates 60 years of marriage on December 29. Despite having low vision, Mr Higgins is a keen participant in men’s shed activities.

WIVES and partners of Leongatha men were invited into their blokes’ sacred shed last Wednesday to hear about scams. But there was nothing sinister about the day. The Christmas break-up of the Leongatha Men’s Shed opened the door to members’ loved ones to inspect their work area, enjoy lunch and hear from guest speakers. Chris […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Girl Guides honoured

High achievers: recipients of awards at the Leongatha Girl Guides’ presentation night were, back, from left, Megan Minogue, Molly Clark and Leeah O'Mara, and front, Alex Wildes, Chloe Ollington, Courtney Allen and Ella Dale-Haywood.

LEONGATHA Girl Guides’ presentation night last week culminated with the award of two Baden-Powell badges, the top Guiding award for girls aged 10 to 15. Alex Wildes and Courtney Allen were presented with their awards in front of friends and family at the Guide Hall. To gain this award, the girls completed 18 challenges covering […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Song honours Diggers

Taking shape: Larry Hills leads the combined choir’s first rehearsal of They Went With Songs in the Dakers Centre in Leongatha.

THE Bass Coast Chorale is the latest recipient in McMillan to receive funding under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. The grant was announced by McMillan MP Russell Broadbent last week. “The Bass Coast Chorale will receive $4899 to create, produce and perform They Went With Songs – a tribute to the Diggers who went […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dumbalk parties

Festive occasion:  Zoe, Imogen and Santa enjoy the Dumbalk Christmas party on Friday.

THE people of Dumbalk and surrounds gathered to celebrate the town’s annual Christmas Party in Dumbalk Memorial Park on Friday. Bouncing castles and wagon rides were among the attractions, and many newcomers to the district were welcomed. Santa arrived in the CFA truck and children lined up to tell him what they would like for […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mirboo North for all things festive

Busy season: celebrate Christmas in Mirboo North with offerings from local traders including Christmas meats and sauces from Craig Young’s Butchery.

MIRBOO North has what you need for the festive season this Christmas. The Wren’s Nest offers beautiful gifts including a wide range of books, quality children’s toys and art materials and unusual gifts and homewares. Craig Young’s Butchery can provide you with free range turkeys and turkey rolls, hams, pork, seasoned legs of lamb, chicken, […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Triumph for trouble intersection

Concerned family: from left, Henry, Matilda, Tracy, Charlie and Graham Bird live just off the intersection and are pleased to hear progress is underway to make the dangerous intersection safer.

LANCE Creek and district residents were thrilled to hear the Bass Coast Shire Council and VicRoads are taking action on the dangerous intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, West Creek Road and Glen Alvie Road. Council has identified the dangers of the intersection due to serious accidents over the years, the most recent occuring on October 13 […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Helping hand for wildlife

Cuddly trio: Koonwarra wildlife carer Jacqui Walsh and her daughter Alayna with three wombats that are currently in care. These little guys will be ready for release in around 12 months.

KOONWARRA’S Jacqui Walsh has been a wildlife carer for 14 years, devoting much of her time to rehabilitating injured or orphaned native animals and birds. Jacquie found herself constantly stopping on the roadside, checking the pouches of animals that had fallen victim to the traffic. There weren’t a lot of carers around then, so Jacqui […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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