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userimgCountry Dahlias Festival

Australia's largest dahlia collection - approx. 20,000 bushes spread over 2.5 acres. Come and enjoy the wonderland of colour and roam through a living catalogue. Sat 18th & Sun 19th March 2017. 9:30am- 4pm. Lions club bbq, country stalls, Devonshire teas and Vintage Tractors & Machinery.
Admission $8 per adult . Children free. Wheelchair friendly. Proceeds go to our local hospital.
userimgRead all about this weekend's big fundraiser for people living with cancer, taking place at Winchelsea's Eastern Reserve. Also - a new cafe grand opening on Friday ("run rabbit, run..."), Morning Melodies world premiere, fruit trees for the bridge, Winch House amazes overseas visitors, Autumn Garden Show results, do you have a rare Yarra Gum in your backyard, reports from the Cricket and Bowls clubs, and of course the usual columns from the churches and Senior Citizens. All for $1 in the shops tomorrow, OR $25 per year in your email this afternoon!
userimgRetweeted Adult Learning Austr (@AdultLearningAu):

Gillian from @ACE_Aotearoa (L) with Jean and @Brotherhoodinfo's Helen Kimberley (R) at #Winchelsea, #GettingofWisdom road trip!
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Surf Coast Shire Council's post.
userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Friends of Winchelsea Common Reserve's post.
Friends of Winchelsea Common Reserve

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have your say on the future of the common,
userimgGuide to power outages, intro to new local business Helping Hands, Surf Coast Shire Australia Day awards, pop-up bar at Barwon Park, tap into your own renewable energy, the history of JWG Harvey continues, and all about roses in the garden. In the shops Tuesday, emailed out Monday afternoon - see to get yours in your Inbox for only $25 per year.
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userimgThe Winchelsea Star shared Surf Coast Shire Council's post.
Customer Service Representative - BP Winchelsea (VIC) Job in Geelong & Great Ocean Road - SEEK
Retail Assistants, We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and customer focused individual to join our BP Winchelsea (VIC) store!
userimgIn The Star - Look out for Rakali in the Barwon River, Winchelsea Lions kicks off 2017, visiting Sydney, a history of JWG Harvey Pty Ltd (part 1), plus other local news & info from the Winchelsea district. Don't forget - send in YOUR news, and subscribe online for only $25 per year!
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.

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