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PORTLAND will soon be left without a movie theatre after Showbiz Enterprises decided to close its cinema operation. The lack of a suitable venue has been the major factor after six years of operation in the city, and the last screening at the Portland Arts Centre will be at the end of July. Five staff […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 21, 2022

ACCURACY from the two-point range pushed Shawnee across the line on Sunday in the Portland Basketball Association’s division one women’s grand final against Celtix Green. The 48-42 victory came down to a dominant first half from Shawnee with their accuracy inside the arc a key to their quick offensive play. An early first half surge […]

Rani Kane - June 21, 2022

LOCAL charity Beats Cycle for Hope has bulked up the Portland District Hospital’s (PDH) ‘wig library’ for cancer patients. The nine new wigs, as well as other supplies for the library were paid for by donations from All Saints Outreach, the Uniting Church op shop, and a fundraising campaign from a group of Portland businesses […]

Oscar Perri - June 20, 2022

EIGHT of Portland’s best junior soccer players took on some of the state’s toughest competition on the weekend when they represented the South West Victoria Football Association at the Junior Country Championships. The championships saw some of the best leagues meet in Geelong for a three-day tournament. Portland was heavily represented in the under-16 boys […]

Rani Kane - June 20, 2022

ONE person's trash is often another's treasure and the young children of  Penola have certainly got to be grateful for Portland's crayfishers. As well as for Merry Abbey, the Cashmore artist who has brought the two together with four eyecatching rope play huts. The huts have been a painstaking labour to finish – the first […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 19, 2022

IN a spectacular overtime affair Celtix managed to finish off their Portland Basketball Association division one men’s preliminary final clash three points in front of Shawnee Blue to earn a spot in Sunday’s grand final. The Wednesday night match up went down to the wire with nothing separating the sides on the scoreboard at the […]

Rani Kane - June 19, 2022

PLAYING the ukulele has a bit of a tradition in Portland and the Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts wants to keep that alive. CEMA president Jan Colliver said the organisation discovered that there were a few ukulele players in Portland who would like to get together and play socially with other enthusiasts. […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 18, 2022

ONE of Portland’s biggest running events returns on Sunday with the Winter Solstice Fun Run back after a two-year hiatus. The event features three different courses throughout the day and provides an opportunity for the community to get active together during the depths of winter. Event organisers, Portland Runners Club, are hoping numbers will return […]

Rani Kane - June 18, 2022

THE Portland Motocross Club held the first round of their grass track series on Saturday in Mount Richmond with plenty of strong competition making for a big day. The grass track series holds a number of rounds throughout the year at different grass tracks in the region. With nine different classes on offer there was […]

Rani Kane - June 17, 2022

THE fight against Glenelg Shire Council’s proposed 20 per cent-plus rates rise for residential and farming properties has widened following a new campaign by opponents. About 12 submitters to the draft 2022-23 budget had the opportunity to address Glenelg Shire councillors at a meeting in Portland on Tuesday night that was held behind closed doors. […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 17, 2022
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