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Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Not that you’d think but summer is officially upon us and
December not only brings the downhill run to Christmas but also “rush month”. A
month that the town of Lorne, and everyone in it, is frantic preparing for the busy
period ahead. Whether its our local businesses busily unpacking and stacking
summer stock and training new team members or tradies completing … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Gotta say that the last couple of weeks have really
driven home the risks that are “part and parcel” of living in bushfire prone
areas like the Otways. It doesn’t matter whether you are a permanent resident property
owner, a holiday home owner, a renter or just a part time Lorne visitor. It is incumbent
on us all to be doing our … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Less than six weeks until Christmas and the coastal crowds
are building week in week out and I love hearing the ongoing stories of our
visitors sharing their love for the beauties of our region. Occasionally we
will be asked “do you ever take it for granted?” Never!!! Is the very simple
undisputed answer. In fact, I feel so incredibly lucky to be able … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A huge cup weekend has come and gone outside of the great visitor numbers that descended, rain was equally strong in presence with in excess of an inch ensuring our town will be looking at its finest as we approach our busy periods. I’ve heard great reports from multiple people about such a diverse range of activities that … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

There is so much happening in Lorne this weekend that it promises to be action packed for those that want it or as quiet and peaceful for those who don’t and would rather spend time with their feet up. The weekend kicks off with the the Lorne Foreshore Market on Saturday run by the Lions Club of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

We have seen the first hints that summer is not far away as the mercury pushed 30 degrees on consecutive days earlier in the week, and it was so great to see. With people returning to the beach, outdoor tables at our leading restaurants full and the first signs of the door being harshly slammed on winter. Over the coming … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Caulfield Cup for many is the start of the Melbourne
Spring Racing Campaign and its fair to say that even the coast turns an
interest to the sounds of crashing hoofs. Whether it’s the horses or the fun
times that surround the campaign there is always plenty of interest on the coast.
Following tomorrows Caulfield races, the focus will shift to nearby … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As the students returned to schools and visitors numbers
surrendered to a bit more normality, it is a great time to reflect on how good
our local Festival of Performing Arts really was. Last Friday night with a group
of friends I attended the dinner show under the title “Faulty Towers” at the
newly refurbished Lorne Country Club. Unbeknown to myself at … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The grand opening of the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts was last night, and with other team members, I attended the gala opening. In front of a hundred odd people multiple performers from across the festival gave us a taste of what was in store for the exciting weekend. Tonight at the Lorne Country Club, being catered by … Continue Reading »

OUR BACKYARD – LORNE

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The biggest weekend on the Australian sporting Calendar is upon us and the 2019 AFL Grand Final the culmination of another great year of Australian Rules Football. Over the last 24 hours there’s been one amazing story that I’m sure has even been of interest to the non footballing spectator, if there is one. Marlion Pickett will make his first … Continue Reading »