Saturday, 19 September 2020
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Supporting roadside clearing

Supporting roadside clearing

Following the route’s closure for much of the recent summer season as a result of bushfire, the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ODCCI) has highlighted the importance of continuing to maintain clear roadsides along the Princes Highway through East Gippsland. At its monthly meeting on April 21, the ODCCI moved a motion stating its support for the safety, and tourism...
Local history repeating in isolation

Local history repeating in isolation

How easily we Australians slipped into a new daily routine during this current COVID-19 shut down. Without fuss, most of us have used tales shared by our parents and grandparents, (those who lived through the 1940 war years), to stock up pantries and cupboards, dig and plant out vegetable gardens and to bunkerdown to patiently wait. We have made good use of the time in shut-down: cleaning out...
A unique day of remembrance

A unique day of remembrance

Several residents in Orbost awoke early on Saturday to participate in the commemoration of ANZAC Day.  However, this year, due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 virus, there was no dawn service with the 13th Gippsland Light Horse Ceremonial Troop. There was no ANZAC Day Parade and there was no 11 o’clock service at the cenotaph with hundreds of people. Instead, the Orbost...
School captains’ support

School captains’ support

As school students, their parents-cum-teachers, and their teachers endeavour to nestle into the routine of remote learning, Orbost Secondary College captains, Chloe Healey and James Russell, last week prepared the following messages for their fellow students.“As school captains we would like to send out a message to you all in this very different and confusing time,” Chloe said.“Firstly, as year...
We will still remember them

We will still remember them

ANZAC Day will be different in Orbost this year, but we will still remember them.As might be expected, due to the constraints of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be no community ANZAC Day dawn service, ANZAC Day march or Commemoration Service at the Orbost Cenotaph this Saturday, April 25.On Monday, March 16, 2020, RSL Victoria held an emergency meeting of the ANZAC Day Commemorative...
A tough Easter for the whole community

A tough Easter for the whole community

What an Easter it was this year, one that was nothing like anything we have experienced before.As Australians gradually get used to their way of life in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, with restrictions tightly in place, things are anything but normal. Easter was no exception, and though the Easter Bunny was still permitted to visit families after Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a...

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