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GET your Christmas shopping underway and enjoy a family-oriented evening this Friday with the Portland Twilight Sale. Presented by the Portland Observer in conjunction with Committee For Portland and with support from Glenelg Shire council presents the second annual “Twilight Sale” will see Percy St closed between Henty St and Julia St from 4.30pm to […] - November 25, 2021

WHAT do building a drivable car made of Lego, cheating at school, asking kids how you could run your business better, finding a “monopoly” and a smartphone have in common? The easy answer would be nothing. The answer in this case might be Steve Sammartino. The long-term answer might be giving Portland and Glenelg Shire […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 25, 2021

GORAE-PORTLAND is on the winners list for the first time in the 2021-22 Portland and District Cricket Association’s A grade season, handing Portland Tigers their first defeat for the summer on Saturday. Go-Ports won the toss in round three and opted to bat first on their home hard wicket at Alexandra Park. Zac Duncan (15) […]

Samuel Ord - November 24, 2021

IF there’s one thing that has been the key to success for the Wood, Wine and Roses festival, it has been the ability to keep changing to keep the public’s interest. And that has never before been more important than now, as the festival committee looks forward to the 2022 event in Heywood. Glenelg Shire’s […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 24, 2021

THE wait is nearly over for another generation of Australian Football League hopefuls, with the 2021 National Draft taking place over two nights this week. The National Draft will begin at 7pm tomorrow evening with the first round of selections and conclude on Thursday evening with any remaining picks. 91 picks have been distributed amongst […]

Samuel Ord - November 23, 2021

THE Narrawong Holiday Park – now the Narrawong Island Holiday Park – is a local institution and popular holiday spot in summer, but the new owners, Brad and Sal Williams, have ideas that they feel can make it even better. After taking over from previous owners Troy and Lisa Barras in July this year, the […]

Thomas Drew - November 23, 2021

CHRISTMAS has come early for Heywood Rural Health Residential Aged Care residents as an ease in Covid restrictions has meant visitors have been invited back into the facility. Victoria’s most recent Covid lockdown shut all visitors out of homes across the states, including aged care facilities, with residents and their families missing out on quality […]

Katie Jackson - November 22, 2021

AT long last the eagerly awaited Country Basketball League 2021-22 fixture has been released and Portland’s two senior teams have a tip-off date, November 27. Seven teams will occupy the CBL’s South West Conference for the upcoming summer – Portland, Mount Gambier, Warrnambool, Surfcoast, Terang, Horsham and Colac. Colac are fielding a men’s team but […]

Samuel Ord - November 22, 2021

NARRAWONG ladies gathered for a social drink with a cause, raising money for Days for Girls over the weekend. The event, which was organised by Trisha Jelbart, saw Narrawong residents of all ages get together for a their first catch-up since lockdown started earlier this year. Ms Jelbart said she was surprised with number of […]

Katie Jackson - November 21, 2021

TYRENDARRA Football Netball Club are preparing for a bigger and better 2022, with the addition of a women’s football side to the club that could have gone close to premierships in 2021, if they were given the opportunity. The shortened ending of the 2021 season has left a feeling of unfinished business around the club, […]

Thomas Drew - November 21, 2021