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January 23, 2020

Portarlington backs fire relief

AS FIRES rage across the countryside, Australians are doing what they do best, banding together, with the Portarlington Business...

January 23, 2020

Teeing off for charity

ST LEONARDS Golf Club is organising a golf day on Monday, January 27 with all proceeds going to the Bendigo Bank bushfire appeal. Club president...

January 23, 2020

Aussie day fur-fashion parade

COMBINING fashion and furry friends, Portarlington’s Australia Day Dog Fashion Parade on Sunday, January 26 is encouraging owners and dogs to arrive dressed in...

January 23, 2020

Leopold’s Australia Day dance

EVERY Saturday night, Leopold Hall comes alive with music and dancing, but this weekend all proceeds from the January 25 evening will go towards...

January 23, 2020

Dive, ride and run into Heads triathlon

ENTRIES are open and filling up fast for the fifth annual 13th Beach Health Services Barwon Heads Triathlon on February 16. Event organiser Lincoln Beckworth...

January 23, 2020

Coastal vision: Have your say on plan for northern Bellarine foreshore

THERE is a little over a week left to have your say on the draft Northern Bellarine Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP) developed...

January 23, 2020

The saint of St Leonards

GROWING up, the only respite Glen Richards found from unrelenting bullies was silence as he submerged under the cool waters of St Leonards Pier. “When...

January 23, 2020

Painting raffle in Queenscliff to aid wildlife

A painting titled Bushfires 2020 is being raffled by Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House, to raise money for Wildlife Victoria in the aftermath of the devastating...

January 23, 2020

Jim Mason ready for Wreck2Reef

AMONG the hundreds set to be involved in the 2020 Wreck2Reef will be the City of Greater Geelong Bellarine Ward councillor Jim Mason. Mason has...

January 16, 2020

Cottage by the Sea holds a fair for fires

POPULAR children’s charity Cottage by the Sea will use funds raised from its annual fair, held on January 11, to help bushfire-ravaged communities and...

January 16, 2020

Ocean Grove enjoys Tranquility Fair in twilight

FOR more than 20 years Ocean Grove Park has come alive the first Saturday in January and this year’s annual Tranquility Fair embraced a...

January 16, 2020

Surf, sand and salty pleasures for all at Ocean Grove

A DAY at the beach is a given this summer for most, but for people with a disability the logistics can be too much;...

January 16, 2020

Mass crowd heads to Portarlington Mussel Festival

MASS crowds signaled the return of the 14th annual Portarlington Mussel Festival, with more than 18,000 people arriving to the foreshore to devour 10...

January 16, 2020

Bellarine gets crafty for bushfires

FEELING helpless as bushfires burned across the country and unsure how to help the country’s decimated wildlife, Sarah Muling began to sew. What began as...

January 9, 2020

Community kickstarts defibrillators

A COMMUNITY campaign to install automated defibrillators in the Bellarine Peninsula has paid off, with two new units now ready for use. Residents and traders...

January 9, 2020

Pink Zinc Patrol returns to Grove

FOR the fifth consecutive year, Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale surf life saving clubs invited members to enjoy a variety of activities and guest...

January 9, 2020

Second time lucky for Queenscliff Twilight Market

THE QUEENSCLIFF Twilight Market, one of several events across the region rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions this summer, returned on January 3. Event organiser...

January 9, 2020

Borough declares climate emergency

THE Borough of Queenscliffe council has endorsed a motion declaring a climate emergency. Mayor Ross Ebbels, who spoke in favour of the motion at last...

January 9, 2020

Sandy masterpieces on the shore at Queenscliff Sculpture Contest

DESPITE windy and miserable weather, about 120 competitors took to Queenscliff beach on January 4 to participate in the 22nd sand sculpture contest.

January 2, 2020

Barwon Coast booklet backs beach safety

BARWON COAST has produced a kid’s activity booklet with a simple message this summer: take care of your pets, other people’s pets, wildlife and...

January 2, 2020

Borough of Queenscliffe burrows down on footpath

THE Borough of Queenscliffe is making residents’ ideas a reality, completing a footpath on Nelson Road one month after it was suggested during November’s...

January 2, 2020

Boost for creative minds in the community

THE City of Greater Geelong celebrated the arts community and local creativity during a ceremony at the Leopold Community Hub on December 19. Successful funding...

January 2, 2020

Reel good time at Riverview Fishing Classic

THE SIXTH annual Riverview Fishing Classic was the biggest yet aRivwccording to president Jim Pound with over 50 fishers, 16 boats and 150 hungry...

January 2, 2020

Hammer time: auction success for Salvos

THE CROWD may have been smaller than anticipated for the first Salvation Army charity auction on December 21, but their pockets were deep, raising...

December 24, 2019

Queenscliff Sand Sculpture Contest returns

ON SATURDAY, January 4, visitors to the Queenscliff beach can expect to see fairytale castles, mythical monsters and more, all prowling the sand along...

December 24, 2019

Do not pass go: apartments rejected in Ocean Grove

The City of Greater Geelong's Planning Committee has knocked back an application for a three-storey apartment complex in Ocean Grove, which had drawn objections...

December 24, 2019

Clean machine: Lions recognise Leopold legend

IN A TIME when bad news can dominate, Leopold’s Tom Donlen, 19, is a beacon of light, photographed by a local sweeping up glass...

December 24, 2019

The gift of giving: Christmas comes early for struggling residents

A BELLARINE business association recently gave money to residents in difficult times to help them enjoy Christmas. The Portarlington Business Development Association (PBDA) held its...