Saturday, 16 October 2021
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Orbost slammed shut

Orbost slammed shut

Orbost resembled a ghost town this week as businesses were forced to either shut up shop or operate at reduced capacity. “It’s dead in the main street,” Julie Leatham, from Café One2Five told the Snowy River Mail on Monday. “I think I might be the only café’ open today,” she said. Ms Leatham described trade on Friday and Saturday as “shocking”.“We ran at a loss over the weekend.”Café One2Five...
Lakes gone quiet

Lakes gone quiet

The onset of the seven-day circuit breaker COVID-19 restrictions that began in Victoria Thursday night have again hit hard, emptying the streets of people. However, takeaway food venues have been well supported in Lakes Entrance, with the public pleased to still be able to get their coffee fix. Brandon Lau, with his partner Kayla Stephenson, took over the popular Salty Groms Cafe in mid March...
Road halt

Road halt

Frustration is growing over the regular interruptions to traffic on the Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay as work continues to stabilise the steep cliff face from landslides.  Last week the road was closed for several hours at Tambo Crossing after a landslip sent rocks and earth spilling onto the road overnight on Monday. It was about 5am when the alarm was raised and about...
Award winning motel

Award winning motel

Vickie, Michael, Nathan and Nam, business owners and managers of Orbost Motel, last week announced the motel has been recognised as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for Australia in the ‘Small’ category. This result comes after being ranked in the top one per cent of hotels worldwide.  Throughout a challenging year, Orbost Motel stood out to travelers and provided an...
Rally cars sprint in

Rally cars sprint in

The 2021 Snowy River Sprint will see the biggest field in the event’s history with more than 65 classic and modern rally cars from all around the country taking on the Buchan-Orbost Road. And the cars, drivers and crews will be in Lakes Entrance at the Central Hotel this Friday. Australian Tarmac Rally took over ownership of the Snowy River Sprint in May 2020 and under the new ownership, this...
Laneway lights up

Laneway lights up

The laneway behind Woolworths in Bairnsdale has been undergoing a transformation over a series of months.  The Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) who is behind the project, is thrilled to announce the launch of ‘Laneway 3875’. The project has been a work in progress for the committee of the BCCI and the wider community for the past 17 months. BCCI president, Jaime Savory,...

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