HUNDREDS of parents have entrusted the care of their young children to Libbie Dark – perhaps their child’s first non-family carer – over the past 21 years.
FISHING restrictions may have been lifted, and the fish are biting, but that has sparked concerns about a possible influx of out-of-towners to the region.
WHILE the global coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of developing works to a screaming halt, one project that has not only continued, but also ramped up, is Bill Tober’s reconstruction of Onrust. In early 2017 local fisherman Bill Tober travelled to Tasmania and purchased a 36-foot yacht, named Onrust. For most keen sailing eyes, […]
THE Portland Community Garden is continuing to supply produce to locals, albeit with some adjustments made to their delivery in the midst of COVID-19.
MENTAL health awareness is being brought into focus by local social worker Pat Pekin who is challenging locals to get involved in the ISO232.
IT will be Anzac Day tomorrow, but not as we know it.
THE region’s annual grape harvest is usually a cause for celebration for those who contribute the raw material to some of the nation’s finest wines as well as those whose work gets the fruit off the vines, but this year even it hasn’t failed to be touched by the coronavirus pandemic.
WHILE the courses at the Portland Golf Club and Heywood Golf Club remain shut due to the global coronavirus pandemic, in backyards, garages, paddocks and even lounge rooms around the region, many golfers are continuing to work on their game.
JACQUI Webb’s trip of a lifetime has been cut short with the Portlander’s adventure as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AFTER five months and 15 rounds of regular play, the Portland and District Cricket Association’s 2019-20 season has been cancelled on the eve of finals in a brutal competitive anti-climax.