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Day of delights

THOUSANDS enjoyed a day of strawberry delights this month at Wallington Primary’s 32nd Strawberry Fair. Some of the fair’s treats were so popular they sold...

Village thrives on coastal appeal

'VILLAGE by the Sea’ Barwon Heads proudly proclaims itself. The popular ABC series Seachange changed Barwon Heads from a sleepy hollow to a bustling, thriving...

Through cold and ice to arrive in awe

OCEAN Grover Leigh-Ann Johnson took the trip of a lifetime recently. After overnighting in Buenos Aires, she flew to El Calafate where she joined a...

Lessons in respect

BELLARINE Secondary College took steps to prevent violence against women this month by signing up to the Respectful Relationships program. The college will run the...

Foot down on fitness

By LUKE VOOGT WESTERN Victoria Region MP Simon Ramsay jumped on his bike this month, joining Surfside Primary students for National Ride2School Day. “Being physically active...

Do it for the kids

Collection times for Good Friday: Blue: 9-10.15am. Purple: 10.15-11.15am. Green: 11.15-12.30am. Black: 14-15.30am. The Terrace traffic lights will be manned from 9am to12.30pm.

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...

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Monster Rotary market

Melbourne Cup weekend was huge for Ocean Grove Rotarians with a monster market and a well-supported art show at Point Lonsdale. Art show committee chair...

Cash for creativity

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