Renewing old friendships

I am about to leave for my yearly sojourn to Bermagui, which is on the coast of southern New South Wales, and I’m looking forward to building on my friendships with the resident white-bellied sea eagles and eastern whipbirds. Speaking of whipbirds, I noticed on Birdline Victoria that a whipbird was heard, but not seen, […]

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Boyes set to rock the shop

One of Australia’s premier blues artists, Fiona Boyes is heading back to Ocean Grove. Boyes will be joined by USA artist and two-time Grammy nominee Gary J Vincent for their Tales from the Road tour. Sharing original songs, exquisite guitar playing, and lots of stories from their experiences of more than a combined 75 years […]

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Huge carnival for Nippers

A few thousand people packed the normally quiet surrounds of Bancoora Beach for the Life Saving Victoria Junior Youth carnival. Almost 1450 competitors, including 100 OGSLSC Nippers, from across Victoria competed in the fourth summer junior event after the popular Cosy Corner carnival in Torquay was cancelled due to extreme heat on 4 January. Loads […]

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Wightman wins again

Ocean Grove runner Nick Wightman won his second Mountain to Mouth event on Friday 11 January. Wightman stormed home in 24m08s to claim another summer title. “It’s a tough race, it was pretty warm in the end,” Wightman said. “Obviously the hills are always tough – Sean Guiney and Oscar Robinson didn’t make it easy […]

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Fair attracts thousand to Park

Around 7500 people flocked to Ocean Grove’s Tranquility Fair. The annual fair, which has been plagued by bad weather in recent years, reverted to a twilight event last year and was a raging success earlier this month. Brutally hot weather forced the fair to be rescheduled last year and Ocean Grove Park president Don Don […]

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Tournament success over holiday period

There was plenty of activity on the greens during the Christmas period. The popular Blue Hills Rise mixed pairs headlined the action with two days of perfect weather greeting the 40 competing teams. High quality, great standard and some high profile players competed over six games of various pairs formats all vying for a share […]

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