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THESE two sheoak trees have enjoyed some of Portland’s best views for a very long time – all the while providing vital habitat for wildlife and birds as well as doing their small bit for soil stabilisation on the cliffs – but they appear to have been deliberately poisoned. North Portland resident Jeanne Kelly said […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 28, 2021

BUDDING Portland artists Kaylene Baker is celebrating success, with her original painting selling for almost $1000 through an online auction last month. Two Cockatoos, by Ms Barker, was painted during an art therapy class she attended in Hamilton prior to Covid lockdowns. Home @ Scope house supervisor Alison Duffy said the class had been greatly […]

Katie Jackson - November 28, 2021

AUCTIONS are back on at the Macarthur Butter Factory this weekend after COVID-19 restrictions halted operations for six months.

Eliza Sears - November 27, 2021

WITH the current COVID-19 outbreak in the community and on the advice of health professionals, Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL) has decided to postpone its ‘HIRL Unlocks’ return market which was planned for today.

Blair Burns - November 27, 2021

INDIGENOUS education embedded into the curriculum, not merely a separate part of it – that’s the goal of an expanded new initiative at Portland Secondary College’s Re-engagement Program. The re-engagement program on Wednesday officially unveiled the expansion to the existing curriculum while also celebrating 10 years in existence. Both things have been delayed due to […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 27, 2021

THE emergence of COVID-19 cases in Hamilton has wreaked havoc with the scheduling of various upcoming events, forcing rescheduling and even cancellations.

Mark Rabich - November 26, 2021

A PETITION lodged by Victoria Valley farmers, John and Rhonda Crawford has received more than 4000 signatures since this time last year opposing the proposed plan to reintroduce dingoes into the Grampians National Park.

Blair Burns - November 26, 2021

UNITED Way Glenelg is shifting the focus from chocolate and gifts to spreading kindness and appreciation this holiday season with a community advent calendar. The Acts of Kindness advent calendar aims to inspire the community to carry out one act of kindness every day for 25 days. United Way executive officer Nicole Carr said an […]

Katie Jackson - November 26, 2021

A NEW plaque was unveiled at Brumley Park playground last Wednesday night by Rotary Hamilton and the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

The commemorative plaque and upgrades to the playground were completed as a centenary project to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia.

Rotary club president, Brian Jenkins commenced the ceremony by thanking attendees for the official unveiling, including Rotary district governor, John Clue from Port Fairy, Les Brumley’s relatives.

Blair Burns - November 25, 2021

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