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Downpour heralds great races

Downpour heralds great races

A local downpour on Monday lifted spirits and added excitement to the already charged atmosphere of Melbourne Cup Day, with punters rolling in to the Bairnsdale racetrack for a full afternoon of entertainment.The rain may have had high heels sinking but according to club manager, Sarah Wolf, who took a stroll down the home straight prior to the races, a light wind and sunny weather meant all...
Garden provides a place to go

Garden provides a place to go

A curved wooden seat, set among a mass of lavender, is just one of the surprises in a Bairnsdale therapeutic garden.The garden is the brainchild of the ladies of Glasshouse Gatherings and the seat a product of collaboration between its designer, Michele Shugg, and members of Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary.The setting is the Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARCS) on Maroney Street, a 10-bed...
Catwalk fundraiser

Catwalk fundraiser

The Twin Rivers Girl’s Night In at Johnsonville Hall last Friday was attended by 80 local ladies.Served an extensive supper donated by local cafés, restaurants, wineries and supporters of the event, the homemade cakes were well received as well.The fashion parade was supported by three local clothing businesses. Five ladies modelled outfits ranging from casual beach wear through to glamorous...
Bringing unity to council

Bringing unity to council

Unity – despite not being a prominent word – was the clear message for East Gippsland Shire’s new mayor, Cr John White.Cr White on Tuesday was sworn in as the region’s local government leader, winning the role ahead of Cr Colin Toohey on a 5-4 vote, the mayor gaining the support of Crs Ben Buckley, Dick Ellis, Marianne Pelz and Jackson Roberts.Cr Buckley will serve as Cr White’s deputy after...
Grants to boost groups

Grants to boost groups

Bruthen Lions Club’s project to create and install picnic tables at the Bruthen Skate Park ($3437.50) is among 19 local community groups and events to share in $59,622.36 in funding to deliver community projects and events, announced by East Gippsland Shire Council this month.Successful round one 2019/20 community project grants program recipients are: Paynesville Business and Tourism...
Shooting into Bairnsdale

Shooting into Bairnsdale

In less than a week, 500 to 600 shooting competitors will arrive in East Gippsland eager to break targets.Bairnsdale Field and Game has started to set up for the Australian Simulated Field clay target event which will see competitors shoot 250 clay targets over three days from this Friday to Sunday.This is the second year running that the club will host the event a rare honour bestowed as a...

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