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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

January 5, 2024

Nightjar Festival dazzles crowds in victorious return

CROWDS flocked to the Torquay Common last night for the debut of the Nightjar Festival’s new format, enjoying an electrifying night of music, art...

January 4, 2024

SUMMER IN: Geelong

SUMMER in Geelong beckons with its vibrant atmosphere, outdoor experiences, and lively food scene. Here's your guide to the perfect blend of relaxation, entertainment, and...

January 4, 2024

Torquay thrills: Nightjar Festival’s second week extends the party

THE Nightjar Festival has returned to Torquay with a bang. As the first two nights of the revamped festival come to a close, the focus...

January 4, 2024

SUMMER IN: The Surf Coast

WITH its rugged cliffs, pristine beaches and lush landscapes, there's plenty to see and do on the Surf Coast. Enjoy the region's surf, landmarks and...

January 3, 2024

David Moyle dives into Lorne’s food scene with The Clam

LORNE’s vibrant culinary scene is set to expand this month with the launch of a beach shack-inspired tavern honouring the town’s coastal setting and...

January 3, 2024

Bushfire warning: Brush up on campfire safety

AS the weather continues to heat up and holidaymakers flock to Victoria’s parks, community members are being urged to brush up on campfire safety...

January 3, 2024

On notice: Council reforms slated for this year

THE state government will introduce legislation early this year in a bid to reform local government and boost the confidence Victorians have in their...

January 3, 2024

“I just want to help people”: Hairdressers mission to empower communities in need

AN EAST Geelong-based hairdresser is seeking donations to help her change lives, one hair cut at a time. Sarina Blair, 25, is trying to raise...

January 2, 2024

Danger in the heat

WITH forecasts indicating an increased risk of extreme heat over the coming months, community members are being urged to stay safe this summer and...

January 1, 2024

On the rise: 28-year-old receives international award

THE general manager of Moolap-based boat manufacturer, Edencraft International, has achieved international recognition for her work in the boatbuilding industry. Josie Eastman, 28, received the...

December 30, 2023

Bellbrae Estate Pinot Noir crowned best at Geelong Wine Show

Bellbrae Estate has been recognised at this year's Geelong Wine Show awards, taking out the Geelong Cellar Door Trophy for Best Pinot Noir. The vineyard...

December 30, 2023

Music, Markets, Magic: Immerse yourself in the Nightjar Festival

In a triumphant return, the Nightjar Festival will kick off next month with a new format.

The event will run from...

December 29, 2023

Surf, sand and surf life saving

MORE THAN 1,000 swimmers took part in the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club’s Rock2Ramp event at Point Roadknight Beach yesterday. The ocean swim and family...

December 29, 2023

A greener heart for Geelong: Phase 3 of Malop Street Green Spine completed

THE third stage of the Malop Street Green Spine project is finished, extending the botanic walk and separated bicycle lanes completed in previous stages...

December 29, 2023

Portarlington and Queenscliff to light up for New Year’s Eve

LOCALS and visitors across the Bellarine Peninsula are preparing to celebrate the coming of the new year with friends, family and fireworks displays. In Portarlington,...

December 27, 2023

Make a splash, not a tragedy: Unregistered pools pose risk to children

THE City of Greater Geelong (COGG) is reminding community members to register their new swimming pools and spas and have their safety barriers inspected...

December 23, 2023

The fruits of love

What do you do when you find yourself with 32 hectares in a premium wine growing region blessed with iron-rich black volcanic soil? For Toby...

December 23, 2023

Jolly jaunt: Santa to hit the road with local firefighters

SANTA will make a special visit to children across the Bellarine Peninsula on Christmas Eve with the help of the region's local CFA fire...

December 23, 2023

A step back in time

A GATSBY-INSPIRED bar has opened in the heart of Geelong's CBD, offering up vintage spirits and innovative cocktails in an intimate and upscale Art...

December 20, 2023

Supermarket profits soar: Is price gouging at play?

SARAH Mansfield, Greens Member for Western Victoria, along with the Australian Greens have set their sights on the rising cost of groceries, accusing the...

December 19, 2023

Ocean Grove Nature Reserve prepares for bushfire season

FUEL management measures will be completed at Ocean Grove Nature Reserve over the next month by Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) in preparation for...

December 18, 2023

One 3225: Borough open to boundary change

THE Borough of Queenscliffe has responded to a petition calling for Point Lonsdale to be unified under a single local government area, expressing its...

December 15, 2023

Portarlington Community Carols: Festive cheer returns to the foreshore

COMMUNITY Carols will once again grace the Portarlington foreshore for a night of singing and festive fun. The beloved event will be held tonight (Friday,...

December 14, 2023

Beyond the canvas

Painter Nic Everist is fascinated by the stories behind the landscapes that surround us. Some of these stories are historic. Others are rooted in our own...