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PLENTY of money was raised for a good cause at McDonalds Portland on Saturday, with the restaurant raising around $2000 on the annual McHappy Day. McHappy Day takes place each year in November, with participating franchises raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity, which supports children with severe illness and their families. The store […]

Thomas Drew - November 20, 2021

IT has been a hard couple of years for local crayfishers, but they are optimistic that this season might bring them something better. While the season runs from July to June, November 15 marks the start of the season proper – when either sex of crayfish can be taken from western Victorian waters. This year […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 20, 2021

ANOTHER of Portland’s junior summer sports is back, with the Portland Surf Life Saving Club’s Nippers and Cadets programs starting this weekend with a come-and-try and registration day. The program will run for 10 Sundays, beginning two weeks after the come-and-try day and ending on February 27 next year, with a break from December 19 […]

Thomas Drew - November 19, 2021

IT would be fair to say that, especially during the last lockdown, no place in Portland was busier than the Civic Hall – and yet not a single function of other celebration event has been held there since early in the year. But Portland District Health will have something to celebrate as it winds down […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 19, 2021

KYEEMA Support Services will aim to raise $10,000 through an online auction of donated goods and services. The auction will raise much-needed funds for the services’ My Place Portland project – an initiative that will see two purpose-built specialist disability homes in the city. Typically, the service would host a spring fete as its main […]

Katie Jackson - November 18, 2021

WESTERNS’ preparations for the 2022 South West District Football League season went to a new level over the weekend with the appointment of Nick Alexandrou as senior coach. Alexandrou will be a fresh face for the Roos, joining the club from Old Collegians in the Warrnambool and District Football League. Prior to his time with […]

Samuel Ord - November 18, 2021

PORTLAND post office staff are sporting a bit of scruff this month, as a number of them have signed up to support Movember. A crew of four mates from the shop are growing their “mos” for the first time in decades in support of the cause after being prompted by a memo from head office. […]

Katie Jackson - November 17, 2021

THE largest sand dredging operation in the Port of Portland’s history will begin later this week. About 155,000 tonnes will be shifted from the entrance to the harbour before the end of the year, with the work scheduled to start this weekend, as the port looks to catch up on history. Normally about 100,000 tonnes […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 17, 2021

THE Portland Little Athletics Centre 2021-22 season got underway at Nelson Park on Thursday night with 75 athletes taking to the track, including 20 who were taking advantage of Little Athletics Victoria’s free two-week trial membership. Registrations for the season, which runs for the remainder of term four, and throughout term one next year, are […]

Admin - November 16, 2021

WITH bushfire season coming up, Forest Fire Management (FFMVic) is stepping up its preparations ahead of the warmer months. FFMVic has recruited additional firefighters for the coming months, with 40 seasonal firefighters to work alongside the Far South West District’s 80 permanent firefighters. The new recruits will attend classroom, field and four-wheel drive training in […]

Katie Jackson - November 16, 2021