Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Peel’s 100th birthday

Peel’s 100th birthday

There is a wealth of history behind Peels Cruises in Lakes Entrance, but Barrie, Cheryl and James Peel have had to put celebrations on hold for their 100th birthday, which was on December 14.These have been uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with tourism, and it has been an extremely tough 12 months for the Peels.Even now the boats are operating with only 50 per cent...
The Gippsland Eye

The Gippsland Eye

They are calling it the Gippsland Eye, it is huge and it is in Lakes Entrance for the summer.Chant’s Carnival has introduced its brand new ferris wheel, which has the latest technology and will give the best view over the Lakes and town.“It is 40 metres high as opposed to the old one which was about 20 metres,” Les Chant said.The wheel was constructed in Holland and Les Chant went there and was...
Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

Lakes Entrance Surf Lifesaving Club held its annual Bronze Camp last week in some varying weather conditions, but it didn’t stop participants spreading Christmas cheer.Chief instructor, Jessica Woodward, did a commendable job organising instructors and leading a group of 20 15-16-year- olds through their training amid COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.“The point of the camp is to develop surf...
Look at it now

Look at it now

The hard-working group who have been finishing off the landscaping at Melon’s Cottage since Open Homes Australia made a surprise visit in early July have certainly brought the vision to life.Peter and Jodi Simpson established the cottage in 2012 to assist families who have children with cancer, or are bereaved, to have some much-needed respite.The backyard had been left until last as they...
Fireworks abandoned

Fireworks abandoned

The Lakes Entrance Events committee has had to make the heartbreaking decision to abandon the planned New Year’s Eve fireworks.The decision comes 12 months after bushfires saw the cancellation of the 2019 New Year’s Eve celebrations.Lakes Entrance Events president, Corey Warfe, and his committee have tried everything to get the fireworks display back on the calendar, however have been met with...
Local schools cash in

Local schools cash in

Three local primary schools will share part of the State Government’s $2 million Minor Capital Works Fund to fast track priority projects.Lakes Entrance Primary School will receive $171,165, Nungurner Primary School receive $53,120 and Metung Primary School $125,605.Lakes Entrance Primary School applied for the grant in hopes of receiving enough money to replace the old weathered playground. It...

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