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Mad inspiration for cartoonist

IT could be said you would be mad to try and break into the confined world that a cartoonist resides in. It offers limited opportunities and small financial rewards, although it does offer plenty of personal satisfaction. The word mad is a fitting one when it comes to the Star newspaper’s cartoonist, Glenn Robinson. The […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Snake slithers into Inverloch

A GIANT snake can be spotted in Inverloch but it’s not the venomous kind – it’s a new sculpture. The sculpture is part of the new open space that’s been delivered in partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council and Inverloch Estates Pty Ltd, with help from students at Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School. If you’re walking or […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Koalas to love these trees

VOLUNTEERS braved made Wilsons Promontory weather to plant trees for koala habitat. They planted nearly 200 swamp gum seedlings for the Friends of the Prom’s koala habitat revegetation project near the old airport. This part of the Prom is not normally accessible to the public and over many years the friends group has been slowly […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Foundation cracks million dollar mark

MORE than one million dollars has been distributed to individuals and organisations across the Bass Coast region over the past 17 years by the Bass Coast Community Foundation. Based in Wonthaggi, the foundation is celebrating the feat with a small group of founders, directors and generous longtime supporters. The funds are held in trust for […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Author puts back into book

NORMAN Vradenburg left his homeland of the USA on the promise of a job in Australia. The Inverloch chiropractor ended up founding his own business in Melbourne, but overwork led to illness and he returned to the USA to recoup before the appeal of Australia drew him back down under. The ups and downs of […]

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ruby’s one to watch

WATCH out for aspiring filmmaker Ruby Box as she tackles prominent social issues. The Year 11 student from Leongatha Secondary College was a finalist in the Mentalicious Short Film Competition for the second year running. Her latest short film, Raised, was a documentary that investigated attitudes towards mental health held by her peers. Ms Box […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lighting up with a bang

  THE epic bonfire really went off with a bang – and a pop of colour – with fireworks hidden amongst the timber at Korumburra’s Southern Lights Festival. The free event saw all 5000 tickets handed out at the gate before 6.30pm on Sunday with festival committee member Noelene Cossen estimating more than 7000 attended. […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Eddy writes himself into sporting history

LEONGATHA football author Dan Eddy has taken on legendary status with his latest writing assignment. Penning the biographies for Royce Hart, Tony Lockett, Malcolm Blight and Kevin Sheedy for the updated version of Legends of the Australian Football Hall of Fame, has seen him further cement his status among the best sports writers in the […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Len and Ethel’s life of love

FRIENDS and family from across the generations helped Len and Ethel Hanks celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The Meeniyan couple held an event at the Meeniyan Hall. They married on May 16, 1959 at the Methodist Church in Leongatha, and were the 14th couple to do so. Minister Charles King officiated. After a honeymoon to […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Paint the town orange

IT’S WOW day this Wednesday (Wear Orange Wednesday), a national day of thanks dedicated to the 5000 plus Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who support their local communities during flood, storm, landslide, road rescue, search and rescue, and more. Every day, these volunteers are prepared to drop everything at a moment’s notice, put on […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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