Gardening: Time to think about winter vegies

We’ve said goodbye to summer and the labour-intensive work in the garden over the warmer months and hello to the lower maintenance time of the cooler weather. A crop of onions, leeks and garlic is always a bonus to the home cook and some can be stored after they mature and used during the coming […]

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New support group in Corio

Corio is home to a new Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group. The group is co-ordinated by Nick, who has more than 30 years’ experience with AA and saw a need for a program of its kind in the area. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to […]

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Celebrating volunteers

National Volunteer Week will be held in May to celebrate the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. The theme for 2019 is ‘Making a world of difference’. From May 20 to 26, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the six million Australians who volunteer their time. Locally, volunteers […]

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New principal at NBC

Northern Bay College started the school year with an interim principal to guide it through a transition period following the retirement of Fred Clarke at the end of 2018. Scott Dellar (pictured) is an Executive Principal appointed to set the platform for the future of the school. He has worked in schools for more than […]

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Activities for every age

Corio Library has programs for all ages, from toddlers to seniors, during Term 2. From March through to May, the library will run classes on basic sewing, embroidery, knitting circle and stuffed animals. Leather craft with local leather artist Aram O’Mara has been brought back due to popular demand. The library is also going retro […]

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Supported students say thanks

Fifteen Northern Bay College students have so far been given an opportunity to change their future thanks to the Skyline Foundation. The Skyline Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to provide intensive financial, educational, emotional and practical support to gifted and academically talented students. They are students whose potential to realise their educational […]

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Something for everyone at bowling club

Norlane Bowling Club members Alison Devlin and Maureen Riley would like to see more women join their ranks as the club continues to grow. Alison has been bowling for about 12 years, following her late father to the club. Over the years she has played up to three times a week and now represents the […]

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Serving community in many ways

Corio Norlane Lions Club has celebrated six years of serving the local community through a range of programs and activities. The club has been running a bike program for almost three years. Members obtain secondhand bicycles either by purchase or donation, clean them, repair them and paint them and then give them away. So far, […]

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Uniting Barwon at Norlane

Uniting Barwon’s Norlane office is located at 10 Wendover Avenue, on the site of the Corio/Norlane Uniting Church. It is part of Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Ltd, which is the community services arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Uniting is a non-profit organisation financed through government, philanthropic and community grants and donations. […]

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Dental care for kids

Barwon Health’s Oral Health Service is continuing its early intervention program Wide Smiles, visiting thousands of students across Geelong this year. Led by Dr Michael Smith and Sharon Lewis, Barwon Health developed a method to improve the oral health of children by visiting 44 kindergartens and 25 schools. During the 2018 school year, children received […]

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