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St Laurence’s overrun with rats

Play on: from left, Holly Belsar as the Pied Piper, Patrick Johnson as one of the councillors of Hamelin, Audrey Lamers as the mayor’s wife and baker, Jesseme Jarvis.

THERE’S entertainment about to hit a Leongatha school in plague proportions. One hundred rats will help make up the 220 strong cast performing in St Laurence’s production of The Pied Piper, the famous story set several hundred years ago in Germany. Although there are only 30 speaking parts, at some point all 220 of the […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tonne of help for the Rotary Club

Donation: Rotary Club of Korumburra President George Auddino, left,  accepts the pallet of milk powder from Burra Foods warehouse manager, Peter Fort.

THE Rotary Club of Korumburra is holding its Annual Charity Dinner Auction this Saturday, October 18 at the Italian Social Club in Korumburra, commencing at 6.30pm. The Rotary Club is indebted to the many local businesses that have donated goods or services to help raise funds for the Robyn Holmes Foundation, to support people and […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Janet Iles centenary celebrated

Three generations: from left W.B.M Smith’s great granddaughter, Suzanne Taylor; granddaughter, Janet Taylor and great great granddaughter, Kiana Hadley; in front of the Janet Iles.

MEMORIES came flooding back for the many attending the centenary of the Janet Iles boat at the Port Welshpool Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 11. The Janet Iles revolutionised commencial fishing when she was designed by W.BM Smith in 1914. Max Wood a past president of the museum, recalled how, “As a child there were […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fish Creek opens gardens

Open gardens: Nadia Stefani has organised four open gardens in Fish Creek as a fundraiser for South Gippsland Hospital.

ON Sunday October 19, garden enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit four special gardens in Fish Creek. The proceeds of these open gardens will go to the South Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary to enable these ladies to purchase much needed equipment for the hospital in Foster. The ladies will also be providing a delicious afternoon […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha icon comes down

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    THE former Masonic Hall in Leongatha is now being demolished to make way for a townhouse complex. The building on the corner of Church and Bruce streets is on the edge of Leongatha’s commercial district.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Loch CFA celebrates 60 years of service

Prestigious honour: Loch CFA firefighter John Kennedy (right) received the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Gold Star Award from VFBV member Bill Rodda.

THE members of the Loch CFA celebrated the brigade’s 60 year anniversary recently. Many deserving awards were presented to past and present volunteers for their efforts and achievements. Originally part of the Poowong and District Fire Brigade, Loch CFA was formed on September 12, 1954. Brigade volunteers have protected and educated the community for the […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ryan rushes to top

Quick ascent: Mirboo group firefighter Will Ryan placed second in a race up Melbourne’s Crown Towers.

MIRBOO group firefighter William Ryan took part in a race up the 28 floors of Melbourne’s Crown Towers recently. The event is the first of its type in Melbourne. Members of fire agencies – Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire Brigade,  Rural Fire Service, New Zealand fire services and other international organisations – faced off in […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Run, run, run

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LEONGATHA Primary School students ran rings around their oval on Tuesday, September 16 during the school lapathon. During the fundraising event, all school students completed as many laps of the oval as they could in 30 minutes, earning sponsorship money generously provided to the school by family and friends. The money will go towards improved […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fishy’s garden grows

Green thumb: Juneen Schulz from the Fish Creek Community Garden said there are plans to expand the garden in the future.

THE Fish Creek Community Garden was only an idea in 2009 and now is an established community asset that continues to grow. The garden is located alongside the Great Southern Rail Trail, and features several garden beds, trees and artwork. Dreamt up by Nadia Stefani and Jacki Dargaville, the first meeting was held to establish […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Janet Iles turns 100

THE Port Welshpool Maritime Museum is ready to celebrate. The fishing boat Janet Iles is turning 100 and the centenary will start at 10am on October 11. It will be held at the museum on the corner of Townsend and Turnbull streets, Port Welshpool. There will be a bite to eat, live music from harpist […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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