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Glee and rain in the garden

Glee and rain in the garden

Last Wednesday the Orbost Garden Club was the host of the East Gippsland Garden Clubs Conference, which attracted more than 150 keen gardening enthusiasts. All who attended were satisfied that although the weather was not kind during the garden walk at Peter and Lorraine van den Oever’s property, the Orbost Garden Club still gave its best shot to promote our lovely town. Michael Pritchard had...
Funkey fundraiser

Funkey fundraiser

Erik and Mal Monteith who own Lakes Entrance café – Funkey Monkey – knew something wasn’t quite right shortly after their third son, Arlo, was born. Mrs Monteith noticed that Arlo, aka ‘George’ couldn’t sit at eight months old and “was in pain”. As time went on she also noticed expressive language delay. Trying to get answers, Mrs Monteith saw “many different medical professionals” but was...
Buchan policeman rewarded for bushfire courage

Buchan policeman rewarded for bushfire courage

Buchan residents, Gwen and Ian Strobridge, aged in their 80s, admit they would have probably perished in the Black Summer Bushfires, if not for the quick thinking actions of local police officer, Ray Moreland. The out of control bushfires had turned towards the Buchan township late on the afternoon of December 30 and Leading Senior Constable Moreland was mentally checking through a list of...
Businesses get networking

Businesses get networking

Lakes Entrance Action Development Association’s (LEADA) Business, Tourism and Events committee is getting the ball rolling with promoting the town. The group last Wednesday held a networking night at the Central Hotel, with more than 50 businesses attending, including a range from hospitality, accommodation, tourism operators and trades. Committee member, Matt O’Donnell, of Albert & Co,...
Bullock Island work advances

Bullock Island work advances

Minister for Regional Development, Mary-Anne Thomas, last Thursday joined representatives from Lakes Entrance Fishing Limited and East Gippsland Shire Council to discuss the works being completed on the Bullock Island. The Bullock Island masterplan received $1.87 million in funding through the  Building Works Package and is happening alongside the development of an on-water café,...
There’s gold in them hills

There’s gold in them hills

Swifts Creek resident, Richard Darby, didn’t have gold on his mind when he purchased a 300-acre bush property at Snowstorm Gully, near Cassilis, more than 30 years ago. Instead, Mr Darby, who paid $45,000 for the hilly landscape, was more excited about the “good firewood” he had inherited with the property. Aware that the land had been mined from the 1890s to early 1900s, Mr Darby knew that it...

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