Friday, 18 January 2019
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New Stepping Stones launch

New Stepping Stones launch

With a period of 16 years between editions, the much-awaited fourth edition of Stepping Stones was launched at Mallacoota’s Art Space last Friday.Stepping Stones was one of the early guides of the area of Mallacoota and the Wilderness Coast, with photos and maps describing local flora and fauna, walking tracks and points of interest for visitors.Chris Smyth, a previous resident and one of the...
Happy birthday and thank you, Steve

Happy birthday and thank you, Steve

With much loved local identity, Steve Price, celebrating his 60th birthday yesterday, we look back on the positive impact he and his family have had on the Orbost community.Formerly from South Gippsland, Steve Price and his wife, Karen, moved to Orbost so Steve could pursue a management role within Permewans supermarket in 1983.Three years after arriving to town and just one month before the...
Dawn’s bridge mural

Dawn’s bridge mural

Well-known Orbost artist, Dawn van den Berg, has been putting the finishing touches to her large and impressive mural in the Save The Snowy Rail Bridge shop front display and the results are inspiring.Dawn is noted for her meticulous paintings and drawings, particularly of wildlife, so the challenge of doing a really large-scale impression of the historic railway bridge was “pretty different”...
Welsh to represent Vic Country in Brisbane

Welsh to represent Vic Country in Brisbane

Cricket Victoria has announced the final 13-man Country and Metro squads to compete at this year’s under 15 National Championships.Orbost Cricket Club’s Max Welsh will don the big V for Vic Country and is looking forward to what awaits.“I’m looking forward to playing with my new teammates and really just the whole experience,” Welsh said.“Hopefully I’ll be batting around the middle order and...
Triathlon success

Triathlon success

The Annual Marlo Triathlon run by the Orbost Snowy Rovers Football Netball Club and Riviera Triathlon Club was deemed a huge success.Held on January 5, people from far and wide travelled to Marlo to take part in the 26th running of the event.Event organiser, Jenny Smith, says that she has received nothing but positive feedback.“The numbers were up in the kids races and they were pretty similar...
Bye timber

Bye timber

It is the end of an era for the local timber industry as Alan Light, known to everyone as Jack, decided last month to retire after 49 years.Among the places Jack worked during his nearly five decades in the industry were Waygara, Powelltown, Newmeralla, Bemm River, Nayook and Noojee, where he worked in probably every position the mills in those locations had available.This stood him in great...

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