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Leongatha filled with tunes

LEONGATHA’S streets and empty stores were filled with the sounds of music last week as students gathered for the inaugural Camp Bravo music camp. Developed by Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College music teacher Elly Poletti, the daytime camp program ran over three days last week, culminating in a finale concert last Thursday. About 145 students […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Welshpool’s garden tops Victoria

WELSHPOOL and District Primary School has won a state-wide gardening award. The school won the Best School Garden Exhibiting Biodiversity Award, presented at the Victorian School Garden Awards at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne on November 15. Nominated for their bush tucker garden development project which began 12 months ago, the school received a […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Year 12s celebrate with class

LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 12 students celebrated a night to remember last Friday at the annual Year 12 Formal at Leongatha Memorial Hall. It was a night of celebration to mark the end of secondary school for students. Memorial Hall was decorated for a night of class and indulgence by Shelley Williams. Parents/guardians, students and […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Citizen science only a snap away

A QUICK photo on a smartphone could help capture valuable information on the local environment and contribute to a decade-long database of visual monitoring. Fluker Posts first appeared in 2008, encouraging bushwalkers, local residents and visitors to take photos of particular locations, as part of a research program through Victoria University. The Powlett River Mouth […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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 »

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