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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

February 22, 2024

Finding hope in a broken world: New book offers skills for turbulent times

Continuing its program of thought-provoking pop-up events, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will host an exploration into the skills needed to navigate the increasingly challenging...

February 18, 2024

Geelong Portrait Photography Prize seeks entries

LOCAL photographers have an opportunity to exhibit their work and win a $3,000 cash prize thanks to the launch of a new art competition. Hosted...

February 17, 2024

Virtual reality takes aged care residents on journeys around the world

VIRTUAL reality (VR) experiences are giving Barwon Health's aged care residents the opportunity to travel the globe from the comfort of their homes. The program...

February 17, 2024

Consultancy takes the stress out of finding your perfect piece

Metal artist Cinnamon Stephens' presence can be felt all over the region, particularly in her hometown of Anglesea. Her work adorns homes and businesses, streetlights...

February 13, 2024

New funding opportunities announced for Victoria’s Aboriginal organisations

THE Victorian government has launched the seventh round of its Aboriginal community infrastructure program, offering grants of up to $1.6 million to ensure organisations...

February 12, 2024

Government goes ahead with duck hunting, implements new measures

RECREATIONAL duck hunting will continue in Victoria with several "common-sense" changes after the Allan Government rejected the recommendation of a Labor-led inquiry to ban...

February 11, 2024

Local mum to host ADHD conference

Child behavioural specialist and Surf Coast resident Chrissie Davies wants families with neurodivergent children to know they are not alone. This month her business, Chaos...

February 10, 2024

Mental health service seeks support to help young people

LOCAL mental health service Read the Play (RTP) is calling for help to reach its goal of supporting 15,000 young players in all sporting...

February 10, 2024

Call for government intervention as childcare access dwindles

MARKET forces alone are not meeting the needs of all children and households, an Australia-wide inquiry into the childcare sector has found. After a 12-month...

February 10, 2024

Where the tea flows + conversations brew

Warm smiles and friendly greetings from the crew at Blak Brews have become a fixture at music festivals, markets and local events across the...

February 8, 2024

Runway show to support independent labels

A unique fashion show celebrating independent Victorian designers from Geelong, the Surf Coast and other coastal areas such as the Mornington Peninsula will hit...

February 7, 2024

Diverse pets of Victoria revealed

AN ESTIMATED 1.4 million households across the state have a pet, with dogs being the most popular choice of companion, according to the results...

February 7, 2024

Support group offers hope for adult survivors of child abuse

A RETIRED psychiatric nurse and counsellor has launched a support group for adult survivors of child abuse in Geelong. A survivor himself, Michael Constable has...

February 6, 2024

Murran hosts first exhibition

Kiri Tawhai has become the first artist to exhibit at Murran, a Geelong-based hub designed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The exhibition,...

February 6, 2024

Victoria falls behind on social housing

VICTORIA has the lowest percentage of social housing in the country, according to a recent report from the Productivity Commission. Released last week, the report...

February 5, 2024

Gender pain gap exposed

A survey of Victorian women has revealed chronic pain is the reality for many, with two in five respondents indicating the ongoing pain they...

February 5, 2024

Local mum takes on “holiday hunger gap”

A LOCAL mother of two has launched a pilot program to help feed the region's primary school children during the school holidays. Named "Pass the...

February 1, 2024

Vaping in the crosshairs

VICTORIAN teachers have been equipped with a suite of free education materials to help students understand the dangers of vaping. Developed by Quit Victoria in...

January 30, 2024

Central Geelong gets groovy again with free music series

LITTLE Malop Central is again awash with music with the return of the Music in the City series. The free entertainment program will run throughout...

January 28, 2024

Lending a paw: Story Dogs bridge the gap for struggling readers

GEELONG Regional Libraries has again played host to a team of dedicated canine volunteers hoping to help local children improve their literacy skills. The popular...

January 27, 2024

Fatal crash at North Shore crossing spurs removal plea

THE Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is calling for the urgent removal of a North Shore level crossing, following the death of a young...

January 27, 2024

Torquay artist paints her own path

Lauren Danger doesn't have time to waste being afraid. Courage embodies the Torquay-based abstract artist's work, from her pursuit of personal fulfilment to her use...

January 26, 2024

E-scooter fire prompts safety warning

THE Country Fire Authority (CFA) has issued a warning to community members to be careful when charging devices with lithium-ion batteries and to only...

January 25, 2024

Road safety and public order the focus for long weekend

AS THE region gears up for a long weekend of mega events, community members are being asked to remain patient in the face of...