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All in for rattling good cause

OCEAN Grove firefighters will hit the road this month, collecting money for this year’s Good Friday Appeal. Local firefighter Lee Bickley hopes the brigade can...

Weather a factor in plane crash

THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) last week released the flightpath of the airplane which crashed off the coast of Point Lonsdale on 29...

Healthy chance with every step

By LUKE VOOGT TWO old Diggers - one of them Ocean Grove’s Brigadier (ret.) Phil Edwards - will walk across the UK in May to...

Gates open on living tapestry

By LUKE VOOGT ELIZABETH Vorrath has a garden full of vibrant colour. But it’s her view of Port Phillip Bay that makes it special. “Lot’s of...

Buzzfeed says ‘eat that’!

THE Piping Hot Chicken Shop got some state-wide attention last month, appearing in Buzzfeed’s “25 Things You Should Definitely Do In Victoria”. Owner Ben Chudoschnik...

Preschool in search for historical nuggets

OCEAN Grove Preschool is searching for pieces of its history as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Teacher Diane Gardner is leading the search...

Skills in good hands

By LUKE VOOGT FUSION Cabinets apprentice Kate Elstone will head to Nepal for World Wood Day this month to show her skills to the world. “I’m...

Get on board for coast care

BELLARINE MP Lisa Neville is calling for expressions of interest this month for three positions on the Barwon Coast Committee of Management (BCCOM). Mrs Neville...

Shane’s our new top cop

By LUKE VOOGT AFTER only a few weeks as the Bellarine’s top cop, Senior Sergeant Shane Madigan is amazed by the dedication of local volunteers...

Missing plane crash victim believed found

THE fourth victim from last month's light plane crash off Collendina is believed to have been found, according to water police. Remains, believed to be...

Geelong monster book fair

THE success of the Geelong West Rotary Club’s annual Monster Book Fair, usually held in August each year, has prompted the club to double...

Gift of life at home

ABOUT 80 people gathered at Oakdene Estate for the auction of the River’s Gift Charity House this Saturday. Except, it wasn’t an auction - the...

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Carols gates to open early

The date for Ocean Grove’s biggest event on the calendar, Carols in the Park, has been set. The family favourite event will be held at...