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May 7, 2020

Mother’s Day magic for Mel

THIS Mother’s Day, Melissa Byard wants what all new mums and dads dream of: sleep. “Sleep, there’s nothing better than sleep. I’m obsessed with it...

May 7, 2020

City wants input on Barwon Heads parking and traffic

THE Barwon Heads community can help inform a transport and parking strategy for the township. The City of Greater Geelong council is calling on residents,...

May 7, 2020

Lockdown love: apps keep elderly in touch

KEEPING residents entertained, and connected is a priority of Glenn Chidzey, diversional therapist and lifestyle co-ordinator at Homestyle Sea...

May 7, 2020

Master chef moves online

COOKING classes aren’t new for Barry Iddles, owner of Queenscliff’s 360Q restaurant and Sorrento Catering Company, but delivering them online via Zoom certainly is. The...

May 7, 2020

Ocean Grove community to give feedback on plan to stop coast erosion

FEEDBACK from the Ocean Grove community will play a key role in addressing erosion along the popular Barwon Estuary Walk. Barwon Coast Committee of Management...

May 7, 2020

City splashes cash in budget to support community’s recovery

SUPPORTING the community’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic - to the tune of $562 million over 12 months - is the focus behind the...

April 30, 2020

Farewell to Grove Neighbourhood House leader

FOR more than two decades, Nicki Dunne has been a friendly face for thousands of community members as manager of the Bellarine Training and...

April 30, 2020

Foundation helps keep Bellarine charity open

THE Geelong Community Foundation has provided an urgent donation of $40,000 to help a keep a local charity’s doors open. The Foundation made the donation...

April 30, 2020

Gavin gives the gift of life

WOLLONGONG Private Hospital’s chief executive officer David Crowe thought an email from a random address, offering to better equip the hospital with free ventilators,...

April 30, 2020

Third chance at life

A bright light and her older brother’s voice signaled to Kat she’d made it.

As she lay in the intensive care unit of
April 30, 2020

Destination disaster

DONNIE Grigau, owner of Queenscliff’s Shelter Shed, said he has “an axe to grind” with the Borough of Queenscliffe council, after they announced the...

April 30, 2020

Grow free: Portarlington Produce Tree still bears fruit for all

THE current pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill, but Mother Nature is still producing the goods - an abundance of homegrown...

April 23, 2020

Corona class: Education through a crisis

AS TEACHERS, students and parents round up a second week of remote learning, Our Lady Star of the Sea’s...

April 23, 2020

Queenscliffe Rotary’s final farewell

STEADILY declining numbers will see Queenscliffe Rotary disperse at the end of June, leaving behind a legacy to be proud of, according to president...

April 23, 2020

Big bears and Bombie the Kombi

FOR THE past three weeks, Ocean Grove’s Mark Beshara has made his driveway come alive as part of a bear hunt where homes and...

April 23, 2020

Resilience mirrored through centuries

In the shadows of Point Lonsdale’s lighthouse, Judy Baird looks out to sea.

Across the waters that carried her great-great-grandparents Mary and Henry Tuttleby aboard...

April 23, 2020

A time of remembrance

THE JOHNSTON family have served and serve our country still, three sons following in father Michael’s footsteps, and ahead of Anzac Day, Mr Johnston...

April 16, 2020

Neighbourhood singer stuns Ocean Grove

NEIGHBOURS were treated to a pop-up concert in Ocean Grove by songstress Kim Cooper earlier this month, and while a subsequent performance was shut...

April 16, 2020

Port’s angels: town rallies for young mum

MOVING to Portarlington without the support of family and friends, has been tough for mum-of-four Billee Dellar, and when husband Patrick lost his job,...

April 16, 2020

Top hats: Sewing for Aussie heroes

WHAT began as a small project among four best friends, including Anglesea’s Deb Elliott, has evolved into a mass sewing project, with hundreds of...

April 16, 2020

Perspective in the pandemic

WITH Stage 3 restrictions extended for at least another month, Clint Miller from Destination Dreaming (DD) is encouraging Australians to keep perspective. For 16 years,...

April 16, 2020

Surfside Primary School’s secret garden

A NEW sensory garden at Surfside Primary School where pupils can emotionally regulate is in the works after receiving...

April 9, 2020

Storm wreaks havoc on the Bellarine

A SEVERE storm cell that swept through Curlewis, Drysdale and Clifton Springs on Friday last week resulted in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage...

April 9, 2020

Cottage industry: Queenscliff charity gives back to the community

COTTAGE by the Sea may have temporarily closed its gates, and while children may no longer be coming in, hot food and essentials are...

April 9, 2020

Students staying strong during the coronavirus

WHEN year 12 student Heidi Bakker was elected co-captain of Saint Ignatius College for 2020, her message was one of hope, support and guidance. Now...

April 9, 2020

Doors close, as online rooms open

WHEN Greg Thorpe took the reins from outgoing Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Carolyn Williams, he never thought the handover...

April 9, 2020

Better balance for mums and bubs

AN ONLINE website/forum aimed at better supporting women throughout their pregnancy and parenting journey is the brainchild of Ocean Grove’s Alex Gadsden. Being Better Balanced...

April 9, 2020

Snapshots of staying home

BEHIND closed doors and empty streets is a community doing their bit to combat coronavirus, and for local photographer Monika Berry, it’s an opportunity...