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June 11, 2020

New facilities for Ocean Grove Tennis Club

OCEAN Grove Tennis Club hopes its members and the community will soon be able to access its new Asbury Street clubrooms and function space. The...

June 11, 2020

Mussel Festival calls off 2021 event

PORTARLINGTON Mussel Festival organisers hope to come back bigger and better in 2022, after announcing the cancellation of next year’s festival. The Portarlington Mussel Festival...

June 4, 2020

Barwon Coast bites back about dog access in Ocean Grove

BARWON Coast say they were “blindsided” by finding out via livestream of a last-minute City of Greater Geelong council decision to lift a blanket...

June 4, 2020

Nurturing nature in downtime

AS A CASUAL employee, Helen Johnston has had no work over the past couple of months due to the pandemic, but the beach and...

June 4, 2020

Bellarine residents hitch a ride

RESIDENTS across the Bellarine are grateful for the extra support Bellarine Community Health is providing during the pandemic, including...

June 4, 2020

Koori connection at Clifton Springs Primary School

THE BELLARINE Salvos, led by Bethany Baillie, recorded a series of videos for National Reconciliation Week (May 27-June 3) starring pupils from Clifton Springs...

June 4, 2020

Leopold CFA marks the spot

LAND next to the existing Leopold CFA station on the Bellarine Highway has been purchased for the brigade in what will be a significant...

June 4, 2020

Rotarians help out Feed Me Bellarine

COMMUNITY food sharing initiative Feed Me Bellarine has received a welcome helping hand from the Ocean Grove Rotary Club. Last week, the club president Marion...

June 4, 2020

Rotary Club of Drysdale keep program on the road

THE hardships caused by coronavirus have done little to quell the generosity of the Rotary Club of Drysdale, who recently presented a cheque for...

May 28, 2020

Ocean Grove’s flora and fauna boost

A COLLABORATIVE community project restoring and rejuvenating an important coastal wildlife corridor in Ocean Grove was completed last week. Ocean Grove Coastcare in partnership with...

May 28, 2020

Don’t dare build it here, objectors say in Ocean Grove

A PLANNING application for Ocean Grove for four three-storey townhouse dwellings has some neighbouring residents concerned about privacy. The application proposes a four-lot division at...

May 28, 2020

Slow going: Bellarine police help to drive down the road toll

LOCAL police intel from the Bellarine Peninsula has shown serious road accidents and injuries have been reduced in the region by about half over...

May 28, 2020

Full steam ahead for miniature railway

THE tracks and train might be pint-sized but the enjoyment and pleasure Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railways (PBMR) brings children and families is immeasurable. PMBR president...

May 21, 2020

Life, laughs and a podcast

A NEW podcast, Peri Wise Women, will explore all facets of life and is the brain child of two local women, Kelli Finlayson and...

May 21, 2020

Heads half a million station upgrade

AS THE FIRST female captain in the history of the Barwon Heads fire brigade, Helen Wood is forging the way for women in service...

May 21, 2020

Ocean Grove teen joins Youth Council

OCEAN Grove’s Sam Leonard, 15, is the newest member of the City of Greater Geelong’s Youth Council, taking on the role as the Bellarine...

May 21, 2020

First harvest for Feed Me Bellarine

FEED Me Bellarine have successfully harvested their first batch of fresh produce after receiving a plot of Drysdale land back in January. FMB volunteer Carly...

May 21, 2020

Barwon Heads celebrates hub progress

AFTER seven years of advocacy, the Barwon Heads Arts Council (BHAC) is rejoicing after a new arts and community hub received in-principle support for...

May 14, 2020

May the fourth be with you

MAY 4 is Star Wars Day, a day to celebrate George Lucas’s iconic franchise and a perfect opportunity for Indented Head's Yvonne Varley to...

May 14, 2020

Family sticks together

THE CHALLENGES presented by Stage 3 coronavirus restrictions and remote learning have been difficult on families. For Emma Cooke, these include being a single...

May 14, 2020

City strives for zero emissions

THE City of Greater Geelong council has  unveiled a 10-year environmental strategy with ambitions towards becoming a zero-emission, climate-ready region. Community consultation will run for...

May 14, 2020

Teen soars to new heights

TURNING 16 is an exciting time for most; it means getting behind the wheel of a car. But for 15-year-old Zakary Ekberg, while he’s...

May 14, 2020

Roar-some foursome

Since the coronavirus lockdown came into effect, Leopold locals and mother-son duo Michelle Callanan and son Tre, 12, have brought joy to the community...

May 14, 2020

Bellarine budget boost

SPORTING clubs, outdoor enthusiasts, working parents and local businesses across the Bellarine will all benefit from the City of Greater Geelong’s proposed 2020-21 budget. The...

May 14, 2020

Riding with purpose

FOR more than four decades, Margaret Battye has watched children and adults come alive as they’re lifted onto a horse’s back. Having volunteered with Riding...

May 7, 2020

Innovation helping people grieve loved ones

SOCIAL distancing regulations have forced many people to think differently about how they commemorate loved ones that pass away. In Victoria, funerals are restricted to...

May 7, 2020

Peace in palliative care

MARGERY Grant was an avid gardener, a loving mother to three grown boys and devoted wife of 39 years to husband Doug. Last May,...

May 7, 2020

Winter arrives in Drysdale

SANDI and David Simons have spent more than 30 years in their family home, sprawled across about three hectares in Drysdale. They’ve raised five...