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userimgThe Winchelsea Star's first edition for 2017 comes out Tuesday 17th January. Please send in your news, articles, Classifieds and goings-on in the Winchelsea District. Happy New Year to you all!
userimgRetweeted Barwon Health (@BarwonHealth):

Do you know the signs of heat stress? To find out visit #SurviveTheHeat
Survive the heat
How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat.
BOM Victoria on Twitter…
“Christmas Eve Eve & all is well: cloud clearing to a sunny 29° in #Melbourne today, then warming up for Xmas! 🎅”
userimgIn the Winchelsea Star - Winchelsea Carols by Candlelight draws a crowd and a market, vale Marion McGeorge, balloon footbal in Winchelsea, Fire Danger Period about to start, Neighbourhood Watch School's Day, new exhibition coming to Barwon Park, OneTreeLove tennis tournament, where to go with pets on extreme fire days.
userimgRetweeted Surf Coast Shire (@surfcoastnotes):

We're excited to partner with @scopeaust for tomorrow's Balloon Football Come & Try Day in Winchelsea. All welcome!
profile pictureAmber Healley I was looking forward to the expansion of Winchelsea. No way would I stay at that hotel either. Oh well hopefully they come back with a better layout and not block it completely
userimgRetweeted Geelong Advertiser (@geelongaddy):

THE burgers will not be better in Winchelsea, with Hungry Jack’s losing a bid to set up near the town.
userimgWinchelsea Star this week - via email shortly, in shops tomorrow (Tue) - gravel roads getting slippy, Mels Dance Central girls celebratory end-of-year performance, Longest Day Golf Marathon coming up and looking for your support, WFNC committee announced, 1/2 price sale at Winchelsea Op Shop, watch for roadside burning program by Winchelsea CFA. Subscribe to the digital version - full colour! See
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userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Wurdale Fire Brigade's photo.
userimgRetweeted Piera Dennerstein (@PGDennerstein):

Thank you to the team at the Winchelsea Morning Melodies for having me sing today and these beautiful flowers!
userimgRetweeted Great Ocean Rd Coast (@GORCC):

Tip Rd, Torquay, reopened today. Drainage, grading works completed after a very wet winter.
Great Ocean Rd Coast (@GORCC) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Great Ocean Rd Coast
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared CFA (Country Fire Authority)'s video.
CFA (Country Fire Authority)

Fire safety is your responsibility.

Understanding your level of risk is the first step in knowing what to do before and during a fire.

Learn more:
userimgRetweeted Lifehacker Australia (@LifehackerAU):

Small Businesses Spend $103,000 On Other Small Businesses Annually
Lifehacker Australia (@LifehackerAU) posted a photo on Twitter
Get the whole picture - and other photos from Lifehacker Australia
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Paul Michael Donovan, Historian and Cultural Heritage Professional's post.
userimgThis week - Just some of local historical indigenous artefacts collection to go briefly on display, State Award of Honour for Winchelsea resident Helen Verity, Winchelsea Ward Cr Carol McGregor elected Deputy Mayor, Winchelsea Refugee Support Group annual report, Remembrance Day, Long Day Childcare a step closer, pregnancy tips, Art Show photos, cricket & golf news, plus Part 2 of a discussion on whether Barwon water flows are wasted. Out every Tuesday, or get it by email by subscribing online -
userimgNominate your local brigade, could be funds in it for them.
The Fire Safety Pledge - CFA
I've just taken the CFA Fire Safety Pledge to complete some simple actions to be better prepared for the threat of fire. I’m now in with a chance to win one of four Samsung Galaxy Tablets or one of four $100 Bunnings Gift Vouchers and could be supporting a local CFA brigade. You can take the pledge…
userimg2nd night if this year's Winchelsea Repertory Society under way at the Globe. Great fun!
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Otway Info Tech's photo.
userimgWinchelsea Star of 8th November - Winchelsea entrance sculpture choices on display, Art & Photo Show results, Winchelsea Group CFA exersises, sports news & more. Send in YOUR news, articles and events to [email protected] - no formatting needed, just write the words and hopefully attach a photo or two. What's going on? Let us know!
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Winchelsea Community House's photo.
userimgThis week's WInchelsea Star - what to do with bee swarms, Winch House AGM report, recycled water release into Barwon, High Tea at Wormbete, Art Show coming up, Winchelsea Refugee Support Group, how NBN will be provided in and around Winchelsea, what's on and more. Out Tuesday/Wednesday or get it by email Monday afternoons. See
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