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Medieval life recreated by history buffs in Leongatha

WAR is raging between England and France – in the quaint countryside of South Gippsland. The members of the Leongatha Medieval Society recreate the first half of the One Hundred Years War between France and England from about 1340 to 1400. The passionate historians act out an English mixed archery/infantry company, complete in attire from […]

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

Author Ben Hobson reveals secrets on Snake Island book

DESPITE relocating to North Brisbane some years ago, author Ben Hobson’s heart remains in Gippsland.  The Yarram born writer’s latest fiction work, Snake Island, is a culmination of places and events he fondly remembers from his first 15 years in the area. But due to the nature of the book – a dark thriller that […]

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

Foster Primary School stills seeks more money for rebuild

WHILE the “practical completion” of Foster Primary School’s upgrade was announced by the State Government last week, the school’s search for more money will continue. “It’s been good for the school and it’s something the younger kids love,” acting principal Melissa Phillips said. But behind the scenes, the school is still fighting for more funds, […]

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

Phillip Island a public exposure site for new measles case

THREE confirmed measles cases have been identified in Victorian residents who have returned from overseas travel. Two cases were infectious while attending public places. Local exposure sites include Adventist Women’s Conference, Phillip Island Adventure Resort on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 and Pino’s Trattoria, 29-31 Thompson Avenue, Cowes on Saturday, July 27. If […]

August 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Fight animal cruelty by hosting an RSPCA Cupcake Day

ANIMAL lovers are encouraged by RSPCA Victoria to get creative in the kitchen this August in anticipation of its tastiest annual fundraiser: Cupcake Day. Slices, quiches, cakes and biscuits will be welcomed in offices, schools and homes across the state as Victorians join the fight against animal cruelty by hosting their own event or even […]

August 1st, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Amy Burgess will chop her hair for charity

KORUMBURRA’S Amy Burgess is an inspiration to as all as she prepares to give her locks the chop for charity. This will be the second time the 17 year old has donated her hair while raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity’s Hair with Heart initiative. This Friday at 4pm will be when Amy […]

July 31st, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Ken Ricardo presented with award for living with diabetes

KEN Ricardo has been presented with the Kellion Victory Medal for his remarkable perseverance in living with diabetes for 50 years. The Dumbalk North resident received the award from Diabetes Victoria during National Diabetes Week. As a young dad, Mr Ricardo remembers driving down the Hume Highway from Sydney with his wife Valerie and their […]

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

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 »

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