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March 5, 2020

Golden anniversary for the Moros

MICK and Susan Moro met in 1967 when they were 18 and 16 respectively, it was love at first sight, and on March 14,...

March 5, 2020

Berry good fun at Wallington Strawberry Fair

WALLINGTON Primary School opened their gates on Sunday for the 40th annual Strawberry Fair, with thousands arriving to devour over 50,000 strawberries prepared the...

March 5, 2020

Ocean Grove pupils cycle up 10 years of pedalling

OCEAN GROVE Primary School will be taking part in National Ride2School day on March 13 for the 10th year in a row. Pupils will join...

March 5, 2020

Cricket trip: book honours Queenscliff’s connection with Indigenous players

A LEATHER-BOUND commemorative message book was presented to the Borough of Queenscliffe on Saturday, in recognition of the town’s...

February 27, 2020

She’s apples: 25 years of the Apple Fair

FROM humble beginnings back in 1995, to this year’s twilight extravaganza, Ocean Grove Primary School’s Apple Fair returns on...

February 27, 2020

Tony Jones to launch Queenscliffe Literary Festival program

RENOWNED Australian journalist Tony Jones will headline this year’s Queenscliffe Literary Festival (QLF) program launch on March 5. The ABC journalist and former Q&A host...

February 27, 2020

Golf and good times in Portarlington for E.J. Whitten Foundation fundraiser

GOLF and good times were aplenty last week at the Portarlington Golf Club, during the 12th annual E.J. Whitten Foundation Charity Golf Day. Fiona Boswell,...

February 27, 2020

Festival of the Sea celebrates 20 years

THIS year will signal 20 years since the inception of Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea, which celebrates the surrounding marine environment. Festival co-ordinator Naomi...

February 27, 2020

Bay watch: businesses help care for the coast

A NEW program is making it easier for businesses to care for the Port Phillip and Corio Bays, empowering them to take an active...

February 27, 2020

Winter worst time for beach rubbish near Ocean Grove

DATA collected since 2017 between beach access ways from Collendina to Ocean Grove, has been recording the volume of litter found on local beaches...

February 27, 2020

Barwon Heads Bluff gets by with a little help from its friends

ON SUNDAY, March 1, Friends of the Bluff (FotB) Barwon Heads and members of the community, will congregate at...

February 20, 2020

Bellarine beats: police keep finger on the pulse

AN INNOVATIVE system launched by Bellarine police last year, is keeping police members active and involved across local secondary and primary schools. Sergeant Shane Connolly...

February 20, 2020

Rotary boost for community organisations

A PAIR of highly esteemed community organisations received a cheque last week from the Ocean Grove Rotary Art Show...

February 20, 2020

Stump day’s success is pretty in pink

THE BIGGEST, most successful event yet is how Kate Every described Collendina Cricket Club’s third Pink Stumps Ladies Day on Saturday, with more than...

February 20, 2020

Access for all at Bellarine Secondary College

ELECTRIC doors would mean more independence for Year 9 student Claudia Murry, who presently relies on the assistance of others to access several buildings...

February 20, 2020

Thousands lost in Ocean Grove tool heists

TWO separate thefts in Ocean Grove on February 12, have left tradies down around $7,000 worth of tools and local police urging people report...

February 13, 2020

Help kids take the reins by becoming a volunteer

THE RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) Barwon has embraced the therapeutic benefits of horses for more than 40 years, giving children with a...

February 13, 2020

It’s hall happening: Revamp success for Leopold Community Hall

AEROBICS, scones and a warm cuppa were all on offer when Bellarine MP Lisa Neville visited the Leopold Community...

February 13, 2020

Earth-friendly festival returns

THE Ocean Grove Park will transform on March 20 with live music, family activities, food stalls and an abundance of sustainable living information, during...

February 13, 2020

Lions rally for mass tool drive

AMONG the lives and homes destroyed by recent catastrophic bushfires were people’s most prized possessions, including tools collected across a lifetime. Trevor Hirth from the...

February 13, 2020

Grave concerns for Ocean Grove bus stop

A TROUBLESOME bus stop in Ocean Grove is just “a disaster waiting to happen” according to concerned parents, who took to an online community...

February 6, 2020

Road renaming an ode to Drysdale Anzacs

THE construction of the Drysdale Bypass has again recognised local Anzacs during the road renaming process, honouring Drysdale’s Jack Gilchrist Dunn and Edwards Harding...

February 6, 2020

Moved upstairs: Independent panel to assess Drysdale development

THE CITY of Greater Geelong council wants to see an independent panel established to consider a proposal to facilitate residential development in Drysdale. At their...

February 6, 2020

Poolside picnic to make a splash

THERE'S a new place to picnic this month. The City of Greater Geelong council is inviting people to join the inaugural Picnic by the Pool...

February 6, 2020

City of Greater Geelong opposes more pokies at golf club

The City of Greater Geelong will contest an application to increase the number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) at a coastal venue. The council resolved...

February 6, 2020

A touch of pink for Ladies Day in Ocean Grove

BREAST cancer affects the lives of many, and for Kim Turner, who lost her aunt to the insidious disease, Ocean Grove Cricket Club’s Pink...

February 6, 2020

Solar and battery offer launches in Ocean Grove

THE Ocean Grove Community Association (OGCA) and 100% Clean Bellarine is launching a community solar and battery program, designed to make it easy for...

February 6, 2020

A speed limit reminder that will stick

THE Barwon River estuary is a special place that supports the white mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass meadows - all important ecosystems providing numerous benefits...