Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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Getting back to business

Getting back to business

A week after avoiding a COVID-19 scare swept across Lakes Entrance, the town is again buzzing with tourists who have surged back into town as the weather warms up.While numerous businesses had to undertake deep cleans and have staff tested, all are back on deck and open for business.Matthew O’Donnell, who owns Albert & Co, first heard his business had been visited by the pair through social...
Going gangbusters

Going gangbusters

Bairnsdale businesses are rejoicing at the surge in takings the town has been raking in over the holiday period.The Northern Ground Café’ said the past two to three months had been sensational.“It’s been very, very, very, very busy,” Rob Turner, owner and chef at Northern Ground told the Advertiser as he prepared brunch for a customer.“Since they opened the border toMelbourne allowing people to...
New home lifts Wairewa’s spirits

New home lifts Wairewa’s spirits

Wairewa residents, Karren Scott and Vaughan Hibbs, celebrated Christmas and the New Year in their new home.The couple was burnt out in the Black Summer Bushfires after the blaze, which had been burning for weeks, finally arrived in the Wairewa Valley on the night of December 30.Eleven homes were destroyed in Wairewa after the fire skipped across the valley, randomly selecting its targets.Ms...
Caroline is Swifts Creek’s sixth family Dux

Caroline is Swifts Creek’s sixth family Dux

Just imagine completing your entire 13 years of schooling without being able to hear or speak directly to any of your teachers or classmates.All instruction delivered via an interpreter and exams undertaken in your second language.Such has been the experience of Caroline Firus, who in 2020 not only completed her VCE studies, but achieved the honour of Dux at Swifts Creek P-12 School, with an...
Marlo Triathlon cancelled

Marlo Triathlon cancelled

The annual Marlo Triathlon, set for this Saturday, has been COVID cancelled.Run by the Orbost Snowy Rovers Football Netball Club and Riviera Triathlon Club, both parties decided it was best to cancel the event following news of a recent COVID- 19 outbreak with the potential to affect East Gippsland.“This was always a possibility given the uncertainty of the current times, but the decision has...
Police blast for illegal fireworks

Police blast for illegal fireworks

Lakes Entrance Police have expressed their disappointment at the behavior of New Year’ s Eve revellers who overstepped the line as 2020 came to a close.Police were forced to use OC foam (pepper spray) on a group of six people who were engaged in a brawl in Myer Street at about 10.30pm.The group, who comprised a mixture of locals and out-of-towners, were aged in their late teens and early...

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