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Mr Multi-Talent makes it through blind auditions

Mr Multi-Talent makes it through blind auditions

When little old ladies are asking for your autograph down the street you must be pretty famous, especially when it’s well before you even get your glory spot on television. But Sunday night’s episode of The Voice proved autograph worthy for local musician, Micka Harrington, who sang his own arrangement of Somewhere over the Rainbow, which has been splashed over TV advertisements for what feels...
Miraculous rescue

Miraculous rescue

A 23-year-old Tasmanian man is lucky to be alive after diving into the sea to fetch his fishing rod off Mallacoota on Sunday morning. The man had been drift fishing alone on a six metre aluminum half cabin boat, about five to six kilometres offshore from Bastion Point when his fishing rod dropped overboard just after 7am. The man dived into the water to retrieve it and when he surfaced the boat,...
COVID fragments found

COVID fragments found

While there are currently no COVID-19 cases detected in the East Gippsland region, positive viral fragments were detected in local wastewater in the Lakes Entrance area.  The positive sample was taken between August 8 and 11. As a result, Gippsland Regional Public Health Unit (GRPHU) on Friday asked the community to be vigilant and get tested if experiencing any symptoms, however minor. The...
Music cut off

Music cut off

Yet another business has reached the end of an era in Lakes Entrance with Loud Music preparing to close its doors.  Proprietor, Andrew (Surf) Stuivenberg, has owned the store for the past twelve years. “I worked for Ken Porter for two years, then he decided to offload it so I bought the business,” Andrew said. Andrew had been a photographer prior and claims technology has now put him out of...
Development breakthrough

Development breakthrough

East Gippsland Shire has appointed an erudite consultant to mediate the divide between Marlo residents and the proponent of the stalled 104-allotment subdivision in the coastal township. Tim Biles, of Ratio Consultants, has a plethora of experience in urban design and project facilitation. Mr Biles has been at the forefront of planning innovation for many decades and is considered an ideal...
100 years young

100 years young

Nell Tobin celebrated 100 years of life with a small group of family and friends at a Stratford café last Thursday. Mrs Tobin, who was born and bred in Stratford, was looking forward to a large party last Sunday, but COVID restrictions meant it had to be cancelled. Mrs Tobin was the second child for Ernest and Annie Redman, born on August 5, 1921. She was a little sister for first born,...

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