About: Jack Parsons

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November 19, 2020

Local bakery number one

ROLLING Pin Bakery in Ocean Grove, Queenscliff and Leopold has achieved its biggest ever win at the 31st Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. Success is...

November 19, 2020

Remembrance Day commemorations forge ahead

AT THE eleventh hour of the eleventh month, RSL President Bob Tyler and a small band of veterans from all conflicts since World War...

November 19, 2020

Coastcare back in the dunes

OCEAN Grove Coastcare is back in action having filled a staggering 30 bags with weeds following a weed pull in the dunes to take...

November 19, 2020

Say hello says community super group

SURF Coast Community leaders have united to create a new community group to strengthen connection and bring back the Surf Coast's "village feel". Three community...

November 19, 2020

Coastal Dog Watch

Name: Jimmy Age: 9 months Breed: Toy Poodle Disposition: Extremely friendly Spotted: In the courtyard behind the library in Surf City. Defining feature:...

November 19, 2020

Humpback whales check out Surf Coast

LUCKY whale spotters and fishers have been treated to two surprise visitors recently when two humpback whales decided to make a brief stop near...

November 19, 2020

Local trail runners back in action

SURF Coast Trail Runners (SCTR) are back in business with a huge turnout for their first run since COVID-19 restrictions eased. Runners from Melbourne and...

November 16, 2020

MP wants more women in trades

LOCAL Federal MP Libby Coker has encouraged women to consider a trade after school or as a mid-career pivot following disruptions caused by COVID-19. Ms...

November 16, 2020

Waralily Christmas Spectacular will go ahead

ARMSTRONG Creek calendar favourite, the Warralily Christmas Spectacular, will go ahead as a combination of traditional (where COVID allows) and pre-recorded performances broadcast to...

November 13, 2020

Say hello says community super group

Surf Coast Community leaders have united to create a new community group to strengthen connection and bring back the Surf Coast’s “village feel”. Three community...

November 12, 2020

Local gin to open distillery

GREAT Ocean Road Gin is planning to turn a new warehouse space into a distillery in the next 12 months. The gin celebrates the Surf...

November 12, 2020

Live music venues get ready to plug in

LIVE music has been greenlit by the state government, albeit with several coronavirus caveats, causing venue managers and booking agents to reimagine live performance. To...

November 12, 2020

Shire’s NAIDOC Week celebrations go digital

NAIDOC Week celebrations have continued in the Surf Coast Shire this week despite COVID-19 compromising the usual festivities. Past celebrations on the Surf Coast have...

November 12, 2020

Regional Libraries open doors

BOOKWORMS rejoice, Regional Library branches across Geelong have re-opened, including the Geelong Heritage Centre and the Surf Coast and Bellarine mobile libraries. To facilitate COVID-safe...

November 12, 2020

Riders clean up Eumeralla Trail

LOCAL club Surf Coast Mountain Bike Club (SCMTB) recently completed track maintenance at the Eumeralla Trail Network as the sport continues to grow in...

November 12, 2020

Win-win for Indigenous surfing program

SURFING Victoria's initiative to gather surf gear collecting dust for its Indigenous program has been a success with the help of Rip Curl. The program,...

November 12, 2020

Fighting the weeds invasion

DEPARTMENT of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are tackling invasive plant species with a new strategy and plan labelled the Woody Weeds Program. Forest,...

November 12, 2020

Grow Free cart keeping on

JAN JUC Grow Free has stood the test of time and continued to operate throughout the COVID lockdown, connecting the community through fresh produce. The...

November 5, 2020

Calendar winners unveiled

THE results are in for the 2021 One Agency calendar competition. The brief was simple: show One Agency what you love about Torquay, Jan Juc,...

November 5, 2020

Lions Club and Bellbrae Cemetery Trust team up

TORQUAY Lions Club has partnered with Bellbrae Cemetery Trust to assist with maintenance and minor works at the cemetery. Trust chair Jeff Wapling said before...

November 5, 2020

Geelong-raised musician revisits youth

The sprawling and contemplative "Saturday Night" is Nick Lovell's first solo single in four years. The song is an abstract reflection on his youth spent...

November 5, 2020

Annual festival keeps kites flying

DESPITE COVID-19 restrictions halting usual festivities of the annual Surf Coast Kite Festival, children and their parents braved the wild wind to fly kites. The...

November 5, 2020

Movember keeps growing

Joining the nice weather and increasing social liberties over the next month will be a worldwide increase in moustaches as another Movember begins. It might...

October 29, 2020

Surf Coast and Bellarine will rock again

LIVE music can again be enjoyed in small numbers outside, as restrictions ease in regional Victoria and local music venues the Torquay Hotel and...

October 29, 2020

Post-COVID tourism campaign encourages people to stay the night

GREAT Ocean Road Regional Tourism have announced new campaign The Great Sleepover to reinvigorate tourism and support local businesses as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The campaign...

October 29, 2020

Ocean Grove zeroes in on BMX track

OCEAN Grove is one step closer to having its own purpose-built BMX and mountain bike park after Corangamite federal member Libby Coker announced her...

October 29, 2020

Hope Song goes digital

SURF Coast playwright and author Janet Brown's theatre production The Hope Song has been released online by a Sydney production company. The video has been...

October 29, 2020

Torquay veterans honoured

LIGHT poles and shop fronts on Gilbert Street have been adorned with Torquay's living World War Two veterans to commemorate 75 years since its...