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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

March 3, 2024

Cricket boom: Warm weather brings hopping visitors

FAVOURABLE weather conditions have led to an influx of black field crickets in homes, gardens and on beaches across the region. It follows similar booms...

March 3, 2024

Region to celebrate women at diverse IWD events

IN RECOGNITION of International Women's Day (IWD), local women's groups across the region will host events to celebrate the achievements of women and raise...

March 2, 2024

Chipping in for mental health

THE Clifton Springs Golf Club is gearing up for the fourth iteration of the Ryan Gatgens Memorial Golf Day. Slated for Sunday, March 10, the...

March 2, 2024

Exhibition celebrates colour

BOOM Gallery toasted Rowena Martinich's latest collection of work and the opening of her new exhibition with a celebration event last week. The exhibition, Summer...

February 29, 2024

Local kid funds performing arts scholarships

A 12-year-old-boy has funded eight performing arts scholarships for young people by selling water bottles and handmade products. Daniel Lim started his business, Casting Dreams,...

February 29, 2024

City stands firm on indoor sports centre instead of pool

THE City of Greater Geelong has continued its advocacy for a new regional indoor sports and events centre (RISEC) for the region. Chief executive Ali...

February 29, 2024

Chocolate Starfish to rock Geelong in 30th anniversary tour

Australian rock band Chocolate Starfish will perform in Geelong this October to celebrate 30 years since the release of its 1994 self-titled debut album. Its...

February 26, 2024

Barwon Women’s and Children’s hospital takes major step forward

CONSTRUCTION on the Barwon Women’s and Children’s is on track to begin later this year following today's (Monday, February 26) appointment of a building...

February 25, 2024

Dive into Martinich’s emotionally charged colourscapes

Internationally renowned abstract artist Rowena Martinich will exhibit a new collection of vibrant works in Geelong over the next three weeks. The Jan Juc-based painter...

February 25, 2024

The Q Train toasts success with service expansion

ONE of the Bellarine Peninsula's premier dining destinations has expanded its operations to better meet local demand for its service and cater to the...

February 23, 2024

Long hot summer rolls on in Lorne

Japanese psychedelic band Minami Deutsch will take to the Lorne Theatre stage next month as part of the Long Hot Summer series. The kraut-rockers made...

February 22, 2024

Games cancellation inquiry held in Geelong

THE state parliamentary inquiry into the shock cancellation of the 2026 Commonwealth Games held hearings with key stakeholders in Geelong last week. The City of...

February 22, 2024

St Leonards foreshore gets a makeover

THE construction of new facilities at the St Leonards foreshore have been completed. Funded by a $430,000 grant from the federal government, the upgrades include...

February 22, 2024

Emerging artists take centre stage at Pako Festa

THE five local artists involved in the Geelong Grass Roots Indie Development (GRID) Series program will take the stage at Pako Festa this weekend. The...

February 22, 2024

Finding hope in a broken world: New book offers skills for turbulent times

Continuing its program of thought-provoking pop-up events, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will host an exploration into the skills needed to navigate the increasingly challenging...

February 21, 2024

Residents salty after beach toy library removed

ST LEONDARDS residents have expressed disappointment after a beach toy library set up on the town's foreshore was removed by the local land manager. The...

February 18, 2024

Geelong Portrait Photography Prize seeks entries

LOCAL photographers have an opportunity to exhibit their work and win a $3,000 cash prize thanks to the launch of a new art competition. Hosted...

February 18, 2024

Art on the Pier Queenscliff hit by vandals

THE organisers of the Art on the Pier Queenscliff exhibition, formerly the Queenscliff Art Prize, have been left devastated after part of the display...

February 17, 2024

Consultancy takes the stress out of finding your perfect piece

Metal artist Cinnamon Stephens' presence can be felt all over the region, particularly in her hometown of Anglesea. Her work adorns homes and businesses, streetlights...

February 16, 2024

Farm My School extends veggie box service to local community

FARM My School, the regenerative farm pilot program located at Drysdale's Bellarine Secondary College, has launched its veggie box service to the local community. It...

February 15, 2024

“Eat local” month proposed to showcase Bellarine’s food

LOCAL producers are hoping to launch a new month-long event to celebrate Bellarine-grown products and encourage further food production and collaboration across the peninsula. Inspired...

February 14, 2024

Handmade with love: Community knitters bring comfort to cancer patients

THE almost 200 handmade beanies that formed last year's Christmas Beanie Tree display have been donated to patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Andrew...

February 12, 2024

Government goes ahead with duck hunting, implements new measures

RECREATIONAL duck hunting will continue in Victoria with several "common-sense" changes after the Allan Government rejected the recommendation of a Labor-led inquiry to ban...

February 11, 2024

Local mum to host ADHD conference

Child behavioural specialist and Surf Coast resident Chrissie Davies wants families with neurodivergent children to know they are not alone. This month her business, Chaos...