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Leongatha traders are proud of their town

TRADERS throughout Leongatha will wear a new badge of honour as part of this year’s Leongatha Daffodil Festival and Community Expo. The “Leongatha Proud” business initiative will shortly see 2000 badges going out to businesses proclaiming the community spirit of the town. The Star’s Commercial Manager, Tony Giles, is the man behind the project. “A […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Golfers raise money for three south Gippsland families

GOLFERS have rallied behind a charity fundraiser for three South Gippsland families. The annual Elders South Gippsland Charity Golf Day – held last Friday at Leongatha Golf Club – has been a fixture on the local calendar for about 10 years, helping to support any number of charitable causes. This year’s proceeds – expecting to […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Inverloch soundshell may be built next year

A PEFORMING arts hub valued at nearly half a million dollars could be built at Inverloch by March next year. The soundshell proposed for The Glade by the town’s foreshore is gaining pace, with fundraising nearing the $490,000 needed. The project is an initiative of the Lions Club of Inverloch and District and will help […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

More people to live the country dream

A 58-LOT subdivision in Wattle Bank has been given the green light by Bass Coast councillors, subject to a number of conditions. The development will be known as Wattle Ridge, with each lot at least five acres in size. Manager of Wonthaggi-based consultants Beveridge Williams, Adam Maher, said the new estate has been “master planned […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stamp of approval

Post office tops rural Victoria THE Leongatha Post Office is the best in rural Victoria. The post office has delivered one of its best years, earning an award for excellence in customer service and post office operations.   The result puts the post office at the top of the VIC Rural Network, which consists of […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Crash survivor returns the favour

From victim to firefighter LOCH CFA volunteer Charlie Tagliaferro doesn’t remember anything about the car crash that changed his life in 2008. However, he’s paying it forward by joining those who saved his life so he can help save others. Charlie was in the passenger seat of the family Holden commodore station wagon driven by […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Damien’s a man of scissors and swords

LEONGATHA barber Damien Noonan is a man who plays many roles. During the day he’s the guy you go to for a buzz cut or to try out any one of the more popular hipster styles; the friendly man who gives your kids 20 cents to buy a gum ball from his retro gum ball […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Spooks visit Leongatha family

APPARITIONS, objects that go missing and are never found again, and knocking by an unknown source are common occurrences for the Pitts family. Their home, which they believe was an old miner’s cottage, was moved from Yallourn in the 1970s to Leongatha. Shelley Pitts said her daughter Tayla, husband Danny and herself have been living […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Council backs community projects

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has supported the community by funding 21 projects across the shire to the tune of $237,875. The initiatives were funded in round two of council’s 2018-19 Community Grants Program. Recipients were acknowledged at an awards ceremony last week. Successful applicants were awarded under the categories of minor projects and equipment, festivals […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Historian loved the region he wrote about

NICHOLAS John Murphy died 12 months to the day after his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Murphy. He left the world on June 1, 2019, aged 95, after a short illness. He was buried a year to the day after Kathleen’s burial, following a service at St Laurence O’Toole’s Catholic Church, Leongatha – a church […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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