About: jamestaylor

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James’ first job in journalism was at the Bendigo Advertiser, where he held a number of roles, including reporter, sub-editor and arts and features writer. He has also worked for several publications at Fairfax, including the Knox Weekly, Casey Weekly and Pakenham Weekly, and in the UK with the Berkshire Media Group. Raised in Geelong, James has been back in his hometown since 2011 and now lives in Waurn Ponds. Outside of journalism, James divides his time between barracking for the Cats, chasing his two-year-old daughter around, and posting on Twitter (@notthatjt).

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August 1, 2019

Point Richards comes alive with tree plantings

ABOUT 50 people turned out at Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve in Portarlington at the weekend to help plant 1,200 native trees, shrubs...

August 1, 2019

IN BRIEF

Clifton Springs Environment Day TAKE part in activities such as planting indigenous species and a guided beachcomb at Clifton Springs this weekend. Clifton Springs Environment Day...

August 1, 2019

Nan and baby escape after ute catches fire

A GRANDMOTHER and her grandchild escaped unharmed after the ute they were traveling in broke out in flames outside Bellarine Police Station on Monday...

August 1, 2019

Warralily links both sides of estate with shared pathway

PEOPLE can now walk or cycle from one side of the Warralily development to the other with the completion of a 4.9-kilometre shared pathway. The...

August 1, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Geelong celebrates first year

LOCALLY owned and managed in-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care Geelong is celebrating a year of providing home care to over 140 seniors. Impressed...

August 1, 2019

Community supports Free a Girl cause

A FUNDRAISER in Ocean Grove at the weekend raised $600 for the Free a Girl Foundation. Free a Girl is an international foundation dedicated to...

August 1, 2019

IN BRIEF

Anglesea borefield THE second of Barwon Water’s Anglesea Borefield community consultations will take place this weekend. The local urban water corporation is consulting the community...

August 1, 2019

SURF COAST ARTS TRAIL MAP GOES DIGITAL

THIS year’s Surf Coast Arts Trail will be at people’s fingertips in more ways than one this year, with the event launching an online...

August 1, 2019

Shire supports community’s idea for Winchelsea Shire Hall

THE Surf Coast Shire has backed a proposal from the community for the former Winchelsea Shire Hall to become the Winchelsea Cultural Centre. Councillors resolved...

July 31, 2019

Town by town snapshot Inverleigh

The size of the rural and residential hamlet of Inverleigh is approximately 211.7 square kilometres and has 6 parks covering nearly 3.3 per cent...

July 24, 2019

Sophisticated interiors emerge during winter

This winter, interiors with a sophisticated, urban edge will come to the fore, according to Carpet Court trend forecasters. Two standout looks are Retro, which...

July 24, 2019

There’s never been a better time to build

Building a dream home can be one of the largest emotional and financial decisions a person will ever make and finding the right person...

July 24, 2019

Properties selling over asking price

There’s been a big shift in buyer sentiment this past month or so. In July, I’ve had two homes that drew a lot of...

July 24, 2019

Internal migration driving the property boom

Australia’s population is booming, but it isn’t property markets in our capital cities that are benefitting the most, according to property market research firm...

July 24, 2019

Town by town snapshot Queenscliff

The size of Queenscliff is approximately 3.2 square kilometres and has seven parks covering nearly 23 per cent of total area. The population of Queenscliff...

July 24, 2019

Towards Zero Round to be held state-wide next week

FOOTBALL and netball clubs across Victoria will go the extra mile to tackle road safety next month, as they help kick off the inaugural...

July 24, 2019

Osso buco with gremolata

INGREDIENTS • 1-1.5 kg veal shanks cut into four centimetre pieces • Seasoned plain flour • Olive oil • 1 small onion, diced • 2 tins diced tomatoes • Juice...

July 24, 2019

Turning up the heat

Catering has improved considerably since I first started 30 years ago. I was at a function on the weekend where, in years gone by,...

July 24, 2019

Helping you manage the changes of pregnancy

WITH OSTEOPATH CANDICE TANDY Pregnancy can be simultaneously the most beautiful and dreadfully uncomfortable period in a woman’s life. In fact, 50-80 per cent of women...

July 24, 2019

DIVE INTO DARKNESS at this year’s Winter Wild

Apollo Bay’s eclectic WinterWild festival returns next month with the theme “Visions and Ecstasies”. Renowned for pushing creative boundaries, this year’s program features drumming, meditation,...

July 24, 2019

Report predicts the jobs of the future

FORD Australia, in partnership with Deakin University and Griffith University, this week released “100 Jobs of the Future” – a new report and online...

July 24, 2019

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INDOOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT

SOME of Geelong’s best up and coming tennis aspirants showcased their skills in the recent Bronze Level 2019 Centre Court Indoor junior tournament, a...

July 24, 2019

Chefs seek common ground in Freshwater Creek

A NEW cafe and event space in Freshwater Creek will see Melbourne chefs plant, harvest and collect seasonal, organic produce for use in their...

July 24, 2019

Sod turned on Epworth cancer centre

A NEW $2.8 million cancer treatment centre is coming to Epworth Geelong, and the six-month build is expected to create more than 80 jobs. The...

July 24, 2019

Bears’ Brock Wells heads to US to advance his baseball

BROCK Wells will play his last game for the Bellarine Bears this Saturday before heading to the USA next week to advance his baseball...

July 24, 2019

Volunteers sought to brighten the lives of older people

THE Red Cross is looking for volunteers from Leopold, Point Lonsdale and Ocean Grove to brighten the lives of older people experiencing isolation and...

July 24, 2019

Clifton Springs boardwalk design under way

THE Springs Dell Boardwalk project is now in its detailed design phase, with completed drawings expected in the next couple of months. The project, which...

July 24, 2019

Community forum to focus on planning issues next week

PLANNING issues relating to or affecting Ocean Grove will be the focus of a community forum next week. Representatives from the Department of Environment, Land,...