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Dr Pern one of our true heroes

The founding president of the Leongatha RSL was Dr Horace Pern a larger than life character who epitomised the work of the RSL. He looked after the former soldiers and their families a prime example was when he provided employment and a home at his St Mary’s hospital for a widow and her two small […]

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

Cat lovers chance for special memoir

LOCAL artist, Jenny Chitty, has been drawn to her favourite pet as her latest inspiration. A cat lover and owner of many since a child, she now concentrates on drawing her feline friends. Her cat portraits have attracted positive feedback which she has rightly lapped up. “Every cat is different, not just in colour and […]

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

Festival attracts 6000

THE 2019 Wonthaggi Street Festival once again attracted a big crowd. With live music, carnival rides, food and a new venue, Wonthaggi was certainly the place to be. “We took down numbers and postcodes for the first time this year and it’s safe to say around 6000 people were through the gate,” Wonthaggi Business and […]

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

New look for Bass Coast Children’s Centre

FAMILIES are enjoying the benefits of a bright new learning space as part of the new look Bass Coast Children’s Centre in Wonthaggi. A fresh coat of paint, timber look flooring, accessible classroom facilities, accessible toilets and a new kitchen are just a few of the additions to the recently refurbished centre. The renovations to […]

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

Music teacher awarded

ELLY Poletti, music teacher at Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha was crowned the 2018 Unsung Heroes Music Award by EducationHQ– an award that received hundreds of nominations Australia wide. Ms Poletti was notified when EducationHQ narrowed nominees down to just five, as which point voting was opened to the public. “The wonderful community got behind […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Push for plastic-free Island

WHILE the Phillip Island community showed how much it cared for local beaches and the marine environment for a recent Clean Up Australia event that saw some 135 volunteers collect some 310kg of rubbish in three hours an Island business is also working hard to be plastic free. Cowes Blue Gum Garden Centre is one […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Games unite cultures

CULTURE and diversity were celebrated at Wonthaggi Primary School on Thursday. March 21 marks Harmony Day and the school acknowledged the day by dressing in orange and learning different games from other countries. To kick start the day, students enjoyed a performance by Games Boy 18. The face behind Games Boy 18, Sean Murphy, has […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Art inspires harmony

FOUR art projects helped student celebrate Harmony Day on Thursday. Around 460 students from Inverloch and Kongwak Primary School came together in multi age groups from Prep to Grade 6 to collaborate on the projects. They were assisted by parents and grandparents. The first project was Aboriginal hand prints to acknowledge the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Art appeals

THE Inverloch Art Show raised funds for Bass Coast Health, at the Inverloch Community Hub over the weekend.

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Pear party goes off

AS soon as the clock struck 10am, the crowds started to pour through the gates of the Heritage Pear Orchid for their eight annual Toora Pear Party on Sunday. People came from all over Gippsland for this year’s event Meryl Agar, team leader of the Pear Party event and president of the Heritage Pear Orchid, […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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