RUNNING out of wind and diesel wasn’t enough to ruin Good Friday for six yachtsmen after they were rescued by Portland’s volunteer Coast Guard. Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Portland Flotilla spokesperson Shirley Stanford said the six men were sailing to Adelaide after the 13m Beneteau vessel had been purchased in Sydney, however they got into […]
A PICTURESQUE Narrawong garden will be open to the public this weekend, INTRO Alison and David Aplin’s Timandra, at 82 Windham St (the Princes Hwy and opposite the Narrawong fire station), will be part of the Open Gardens Victoria initiative from 10am to 4.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The event is not only an […]
A NEW Indigenous-managed exhibition space featuring the works of nearly 20 artists launched at Tyrendarra yesterday one year after COVID-19 deferred plans. Two Rivers Gallery has opened at the former Methodist Church and secondhand goods retailer on the Princes Hwy, near the busy intersection with Tyrendarra-Ettrick Rd. Woodwork, basketry, linocut and mono prints, paintings, textile […]
A GROUP of Cape Bridgewater residents has ramped up its opposition to a foreshore rock wall, saying it will consider a court injunction to stop work unless the Glenelg Shire Council holds a community meeting about the project. But the council says it needs to start work soon to meet state government and other deadlines. […]
THE Heywood Pony Club hosted its annual Open Horse Trails on Sunday and Matilda Shand, riding Clover Lodge Casanova, was one of many local faces to take part. More pictures in Friday's Observer.
PORTLAND Beach Holiday Park might not be a familiar name (yet) but it’s literally a new spin on one of the district’s long-established accommodation providers.
THEY came, they saw, and they had a great time as the opening of an ambitious new entry on the Portland arts scene went off in great style on Sunday afternoon.
MIGHTY Mighty House Cats have won Division 1 of the Portland Touch Football Association, defeating Touché in a grand final that was insanely close and went to a golden try situation. Touché started the game on the front foot, scoring six tries in the first half, including four from the hands of the exceptional Rhys […]
A PORTLAND doctor is urging locals to make sure they get the coronavirus vaccine after several eligible people refused the offer on the first day.
HEYWOOD Golf Club’s charity day for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal has been a big fundraiser for several years, but there’s an extra dose of inspiration to make the event a success this year.