Archive for February, 2012

100 years young

HER many friends in the Toora and Welshpool communities, along with family members from South Australia, helped Toora resident Una Camac celebrate her 100th birthday earlier this week. “I’m not […]

A park for the people, by the people

THE Foster Station Park is another step closer to becoming a reality, following the issue of a new licence from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, which now allows the […]

Bass Strait gets the better of young adventurers

VICTORIA’S water police came to the rescue of three young adventurers who struck trouble last week before they had got far in their venture across Bass Strait in an ocean-going […]

Community bushfire exercise at Sandy Point

THE CFA will be holding a community bushfire exercise in Sandy Point this weekend. CFA’s Ivan Smith will be facilitating the exercise in the Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on […]

Fire risk brought home to Sandy Point residents

SANDY Point residents were given a realistic idea of the fire risk to their town when they participated in the innovative Township Protection Project last Saturday evening. Theirs was the […]

Foster community to have say in best use of Pioneer Street land

THERE was a win for the Foster community when South Gippsland Shire Council voted at its meeting last week on the sale of the former Foster kindergarten site in Pioneer […]

Foster Show is hot, hot, hot!

THE fierce heat last Saturday kept gate numbers down at the Foster Show, but organisers say a good crowd turned up to the showgrounds and, by all appearances, had a […]

Foster Youth Assist Clinic

The Clinic is for 10 to 25 year olds and runs on a drop in basis. It is for all social, emotional, medical and sexual needs. Basically it’s a one stop shop for all […]

Good news for Foster and Fishy as Deputy Premier sweeps back to his electorate

FOSTER, Fish Creek and the CFA state-wide were the beneficiaries when the Deputy Premier swept into the district last Friday with a swag of announcements. Wearing many hats, including Minister […]

It’s show time!

THE 105th annual Foster & District Show is only days away, and the much-anticipated event is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, with plenty of entries showcasing the very best that […]

New aquatic strategy holds all community pools equal

THE latest Aquatic Strategy from South Gippsland Shire Council takes into account the high value communities across the shire place on their local swimming pools. Council was left in no […]

New Youth Assist Clinic open

The Clinic is for 10 to 25 year olds and runs on a drop in basis. It is for all social, emotional, medical and sexual needs. Basically it’s a one stop shop for all […]

Peter Ryan launches CFA training package at Foster

THE top brass from Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) and representatives of brigades from across Victoria descended on Foster Fire Station last Friday for the official launch of a package […]

Port Welshpool Coast Guard to the rescue

THE volunteers of the Port Welshpool Coast Guard have had a busy time of late coming to the rescue of stranded mariners. On the night of Thursday January 26 they […]

Prue Fleming is Citizen of The Year

PRUE Fleming’s invaluable contribution to the community was recognised during the Australia Day celebrations at Foster, when she was announced as the Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year 2012. Prue’s […]

Sale of land opens up possibilities for Foster

THE proposed sale by South Gippsland Shire Council of the Pioneer Street land formerly occupied by the Foster kindergarten represents an excellent opportunity to consider a planning blueprint for the […]

Seven have lucky escape as boat capsizes

A BOAT carrying seven people struck trouble attempting to negotiate the entrance to Shallow Inlet last Tuesday. The seven on board the four metre boat, all aged about 14 to […]

Toora up in arms over a question of heritage

THE passage of the Eastern District Urban Design Frameworks through Council last Wednesday was anything but smooth – and all for its mention of ‘heritage’ in relation to Toora. The […]

Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Charity Auction

At the club house in Sandy Point. 7pm, Saturday March 10th. BYO nibbles, family and friends. Bar open. Lots of items to buy and to raise money for the Surf […]

Wartime sighting in Foster of Japanese plane recalled 70 years on

We have long-time Foster resident Claude Trenery and local historian Graeme Rogers to thank for reminding us of an interesting anniversary: SEVENTY years ago, almost to the day, on or […]