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Back bank appeal

THE staff at Inverloch’s Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank are inviting the community to support the I bagged it @ Bendigo Bank initiative this Christmas season. The bank has teamed with Share the Dignity to fill handbags with useful items to give to homeless, at-risk women experiencing domestic violence and facing other challenges. […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

SES honours Neil

NEIL Warren OAM won the Len Taylor Memorial Award winner at the Leongatha SES’s awards dinner on Saturday evening at Leongatha RSL. The award recognises a member who shows enduring commitment to the unit and the community, and is named in honour of the founder and first unit controller at Leongatha, Len Taylor. Mr Warren […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Charity sale a success

THE new owners of the former Uniting church in Meeniyan were delighted by the generosity of many people after their clearance sale recently. Up for sale were numerous items of furniture, pianos, crockery, sound equipment and general bric-a-brac. The contents of the church were on offer to the public, with all money going to local […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Spinners weave their magic

SPINNING, beading, knitting, patchwork, crochet and felting demonstrations and creations were all on show during The Coal Creek Spinners special Sharing Craft Day at the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra last Wednesday. The group welcomed newcomers and shared their crafts and a highlight of the day was the working display of a […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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 »

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Flavours sizzle for Prom Country Picnic

MEENIYAN Square hosted the Prom Country Picnic, satisfying attendees with sizzling barbeque aromas and live music, last Sunday. The gathering was a celebration of local food producers in recognition of their contributions to South Gippsland Landcare Network. The menu for the day boasted smoked chicken, pulled pork with spicy mustard, Gippsland slow cooked lamb with […]

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Head shave raises $1200

  ST LAURENCE’S Primary School in Leongatha raised more than $1200 for cancer research by holding a crazy hair and head shave day last Tuesday, October 30. School mothers Amanda Johnson and Jenny Nielsen started the initiative about six months ago due to familial experience with cancer. Eliza Cholmondeley of EJ Hair Design also donated […]

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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