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July 13, 2020

Are you ready to Rocky?

ROCKY loves gardening, and with a penchant for older men and exploring, has garnered a reputation for being a ‘man about town’ but the...

July 12, 2020

No beers for Beyer during Dry July

THIS July, Mark Laidler is going dry. He’ll stick to the waters and by doing so, raise money for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. In...

July 11, 2020

Don’t dance on the dunes

BARWON Coast are calling on the community to do the right thing while enjoying Ocean Grove’s beautiful beaches by staying out of the dunes. Maddie...

July 10, 2020

Bright future ahead for Christian

CHRISTIAN Privitelli has won a prestigious award from Apple, joining just 350 winners worldwide. The 16-year-old is one of only 10 winning students from Australia. The...

July 9, 2020

Queenscliff battle of the bands rocks online

As they say in show business, ‘the show must go on’ – or in this instance, online for Queenscliff Music Festival’s 2020 FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition.

The...

July 9, 2020

New look, new badge, same service for Ocean Grove firefighters

IT IS BUSINESS as usual for the Ocean Grove Fire Station according to commander Ian Beswicke, despite unveiling a new look for paid firefighters...

July 2, 2020

Racing to great heights

XAVIER Williams might only be 13 but it hasn’t stopped him riding in the U15 age division and placing third in the Victorian Downhill...

July 2, 2020

Borough urged to act now on the environment

LONG-term Point Lonsdale resident Ian Zierk says it was the “hypocrisy” of the Borough of Queenscliffe council he finds “frustrating” and their inaction when...

July 2, 2020

Tonnes of tools donated for rebuild

AUSTRALIA’S catastrophic summer of bushfires destroyed thousands of homes, saw 33 people lose their lives and decimated the country’s unique wildlife. As the smoke cleared,...

July 2, 2020

Stage two complete for Portarlington reserve

THE CITY of Greater Geelong council has completed Stage 2 of the Portarlington Recreation Reserve (PRR) 10-year masterplan, after six weeks of community consultation...

July 2, 2020

Advocate of change

A SPECIFIC event often serves as a catalyst for change and for Sue Longmore, it was 19 years ago as Australian troops took control...

July 2, 2020

Everybody needs good neighbours

A POSTCARD is the latest addition to a City of Greater Geelong initiative encouraging residents to check in on their neighbours, while maintaining social...

July 2, 2020

The Borough, a safe haven for all

BOROUGH of Queenscliffe mayor Ross Ebbels hopes his message encouraging the community to be kind, inclusive and call out racism will inspire and ignite...

July 2, 2020

Ripples of kindness

Words wield great power and Jodie Preiss knows all too well how a few letters, strung together in a sentence, can change the world...

June 25, 2020

Fires ignite climate action

WITH the Bushfires Royal Commission into last summer’s catastrophic fires under way, Anthea Griffiths can still taste the smoke in the air as her...

June 25, 2020

The journey of the black-headed snake

During an interview on Sydney radio, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said of our country’s history: “It was a pretty brutal place, but there was...

June 25, 2020

Family raises funds for end of life care

IN MARCH, Nicola Stuart’s 40-year-old daughter Lorna was diagnosed with bowel cancer, further tests revealed it had metastasized to her liver, and on May...

June 25, 2020

Art strokes for art folks

A SOCIAL WORKER by trade and art lover and maker in her spare time, Elise Cruickshank has launched a community arts page to connect...

June 18, 2020

Step closer: Land secured for fire brigade’s new home

A NEW CFA station for the St Leonards-Indented Head brigade is another step closer with land secured to support future growth of the brigade. Minister...

June 18, 2020

WRG gets behind local producers

LOCALS might expect to find an assortment of products for their pets, houses and yards at WRG (Wallington Rural Garden) in Ocean Grove but...

June 18, 2020

Motorhome mecca for Borough

QUEENSCLIFF could be Bellarine Peninsula’s latest motorhome destination, thanks to a long-awaited dump point for travelers to dispose of waste for free. Holidaymakers who are...

June 18, 2020

Drysdale rezoning decision edges closer

AN INDEPENDENT panel hearing for a planning scheme amendment in Drysdale will now take place across three days in August, with Planning Panels Victoria...

June 11, 2020

Borough burrows in to climate change

LAST year, the Borough of Queenscliffe declared a climate emergency, with support for the declaration surpassing more than 2,000 people, and now they’re readying...

June 11, 2020

The world through a window

IN WINDOWS on Hesse Street, you’ll find an insightful, heart-wrenching and powerful curation of novels, written by equally inspiring authors. The Bookshop at Queenscliff’s displays...

June 11, 2020

Victorians hit the road for the long weekend

FOR half a century, Lorraine Golightly, owner of BIG4 Beacon Resort Queenscliff, has welcomed thousands of holidaymakers through the gates. For the first time...

June 11, 2020

Fresh look for Surfside Primary School

THE phrase “baptism by fire” is fitting for Surfside Primary School’s principal Peter Walsh, who’s navigated his way through refurbishments and a global pandemic,...

June 11, 2020

Brain cancer battle

Like flowers budding in spring, Alana-Mae Swain hopes the hair growing back on her head signals new life: one free from brain cancer.

For the...

June 11, 2020

Beach applications now open

FOR the past 11 years, Felicity Ryan from FlickPT has rallied her troops under the Ocean Grove rotunda, using the beach as her gym...