Distress over bushfire losses

As I write this Ocean Grove is shrouded by a thick blanket of smoke from the disaster of Gippsland, Kangaroo Island and the New South Wales bushfires. The last 12 months have been totally distressing for lovers of the Australian bush and animals, with loss of habitats, drought, poisoning, and now fires contributing to countless […]

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Bishop’s blessing for safe haven

Ocean Grove’s home away from home for young women completing VCE was visited by the Anglican Bishop for the Geelong region. Last Thursday, Bishop Kate Prowd toured Debbie’s Place, which provides accommodation and support for three teenage girls from the Bellarine who are at risk of not completing their VCE satisfactorily, or not at all, […]

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Cobras fall short, again

Collendina A1 remains winless after nine rounds after Barwon Heads scored a six-wicket victory at RT Fuller Oval on Saturday. The Seagulls won with more than four overs to spare after they finished at 4/135 from 35.1 overs in response to Collendina’s total of 7/132 from 40 overs. Experienced Cobra batsman Ben Ricardo who opened […]

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Tranquility Fair draws a huge crowd

Ocean Grove’s annual Tranquility Fair was a resounding success with thousands of people flocking to Ocean Grove Park to enjoy the evening. Locals and holiday makers lapped up the live entertainment and browsed the market stalls. The fair is Ocean Grove Park’s major fundraiser for the year. “Even though it was a bit cool, it […]

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Jye takes six, but Coutas on top

Star bowler Jye Hearps wound back the clock to produce a six-wicket haul on day one of Collendina’s Round 8 A1 clash against Queenscliff. The veteran pace bowler finished with 6/74 from 28 overs and took his 2019/20 wicket tally to 12 at 21.67. It was Hearps’ best return with the ball this season. “I […]

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Grand opening at Kingston

Kingston Village Ocean Grove shopping centre was officially opened earlier this month. A large crowd gathered early on 4 December to await the opening of Woolworths, which was followed by the opening of the shopping centre itself. “We’re pleased to be able to offer a convenient new store at HomeCo for our local customers that […]

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