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Friday, 14 December

09:05

Santa to visit Grove Ocean Grove Voice

Santa will pay Ocean Grove a visit on Christmas Eve thanks to the CFA.

Santa, the fire truck and Santas helpers will be at the following locations at the following specified times:

Area 1

5pm Surf Beach (near the SLSC)

5.20pm Lake Avenue Reserve (corner Blue Waters Dve and Lake Ave)

5.40pm Belle Vue Drive (Normandy Cres and Belle Vue Dve)

6pm Goandra Drive (Yellow Gums Reserve)

6.20pm Ocean Grove Park (Hodgson St Park)

Area 2

5pm Ocean Grove Memorial Reserve (The Avenue)

5.20pm Surfside Primary School (John Dory Drive)

5.40pm Sunset Strip Milk Bar (Sunset Strip)

6pm Collendina Reserve (Minerva Close)

6.20pm Begola Wetlands (Roditis Dve end)

Area 3

5pm Woodlands Reserve (north, west end Woodlands Drive)

5.20pm Kingston Downs Dve Playground (north end)

5.40pm Oakdean Blvd playground (north, east end)

6pm Sea Views Manor

6.20pm Parkview Ave Reserve

Santa will spend approximately 15 minutes at each location then move on.

Leading up to Christmas look out for the signs posted at each location.

Ocean Grove CFA is reminding that fire restrictions have been in force from 26 November and there is no burning off without a permit.

 

The post Santa to visit Grove appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.

09:05

Sea sparkle spread Ocean Grove Voice

Bellarine water-goers have been warned to steer clear of another sea sparkle bloom off the coast between Point Lonsdale and Torquay.

Noctiluca scintillans could cause severe reactions, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning regional commander Aaron van Winden warned.

Direct contact may cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness, sore ears or nose, or if swallowed, gastroenteritis, nausea and vomiting, he said.

Wash immediately with fresh water if you do come in contact with sea sparkle and seek medical advice if experiencing illness after contact with affected water.

During daylight the masses of tiny organisms appear as a murky red, pink or orange sludge floating on the waters surface.

When present, blooms produce a spectacular glowing light at night, however, as a precaution, members of the public are advised to avoid direct contact with affected water, Mr van Winden said.

Sea sparkle is a common bioluminescent organism and during blooms can produce toxic levels of ammonia that can lead to fish deaths.

Affected water can become temporarily discoloured and have an unpleasant smell.

The bloom was currently one to two kilometres from the shore, Mr van Winden said.

The bloom does not appear to be impacting local beaches at this time, however we are monitoring the situation closely for any changes.

There have several sea sparkle blooms off the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula over the past three months, including a trail several hundred metres long between Jan Juc and Torquay last month.

A department spokesperson was unable to say if the latest bloom was directly related to last months event.

 

The post Sea sparkle spread appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.

09:05

Twilight tranquillity Ocean Grove Voice

Tranquillity@Twilight will be held in the popular time slot of 4pm to 9pm on Saturday 5 January.

Last years festival was a hit, attracting around 8000 people who enjoyed the live entertainment.

Next years festival is again at Ocean Grove Park and promises innovative entertainment and an eclectic mix of stalls and food to launch the Bellarine into the new year with fun and flair.

In keeping with the fairs traditional roots the 2019 event will feature a new tranquillity corner, with stalls covering all aspects of the mind, body and soul.

Leave the world behind as you explore this special corner of the fair, including reiki healing, relaxation massage, henna tattoos, tarot card readings, crystals, aromatherapy products, dream catchers, jewellery, original-design clothing and more.

Kids will love the new kids corner featuring the Krazy Koala puppet show, toy stalls, fairy dresses, a lucky dip, a lolly stall, face painting and hair braiding.

Amusement rides and free craft activities will round off the evening.

There will be more than 100 stalls and food vendors, including unique clothing and accessories, artwork, ceramics, pet products, handcrafts, handmade jewellery, candles, wind chimes and more.

A variety of international food selections will include: Tibetan, Turkish, Indian, Mexican, Asian street food, Chinese dumplings, seafood, vegetarian, Dutch buttons and Spanish churros. There will also be fresh smoothies, donuts and ice creams.

Adults can enjoy a quiet drink at the fair, from the licensed cashless bar.

Bring a chair or picnic rug to relax and watch the entertainment on stage featuring:

DJ Vince Peach spinning discs between the acts on the pavilion stage.

The Violas 4pm

The Band Who Knew Too Much 5pm

The Kite Machine 6.30 pm

The Gems 8pm

Vince Peach DJ 4.30pm, 6pm, 7.30 pm

Entry for a full evening of fun and entertainment is only $5 per person. Children under 16 admitted free.

 

The post Twilight tranquillity appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.

09:04

No restrictions for dry summer Ocean Grove Voice

Bellarine Peninsula residents will face no extra water restrictions this summer, even under the worst climate conditions, Barwon Water announced.

Geelongs water storage levels heading into a dry summer were at 57 per cent last Monday, below 72 per cent the same time last year.

Barwon Water managing director Tracey Slatter urged residents to use water wisely this summer.

But she said Geelongs water supply was secure next year and for years to come, even in extremely dry weather.

Our modelling shows that water restrictions wont be needed in any of our service areas, even under the worst climate conditions, Ms Slatter said.

The decision follows Bureau of Meteorology predictions of a drier-than-usual summer, due to warmer-than-average temperatures and average rainfall over the next three months.

State Government and Barwon Water had invested in infrastructure, such as a Melbourne to Geelong pipeline, to shore up supply, Ms Slatter said.

Together with responsible water use, the investments helped keep local water supply stable, she said.

We encourage people to keep up the good work to make sure we continue to have plenty of water available.

Barwon Water would continue to restrict sprinkler and watering system use to between 6pm and 10am and enforce trigger nozzle requirements, Ms Slatter said.

Barwon Water recently released its Annual Water Outlook and was preparing a 50-year plan for water demand.

The authority reviews the plan every five years to respond to changes in climate, population growth and development.

Water demand was at its highest in the early 1980s, when Geelongs population was about half what it is today, according to Barwon Water historic data.

Since 1981-82 water demand has reduced by about 28 per cent.

This significant drop in water use is due, in part, to people adopting more water-wise behaviours during and beyond the drought of the early to mid-2000s, Ms Slatter said.

It shows the powerful impact of everyday conservation habits, like taking shorter showers and fixing leaks, in reducing our collective water use.

 

The post No restrictions for dry summer appeared first on Ocean Grove Voice.

09:03

Altered course for big run Ocean Grove Voice

Participants competing in this summers RT Edgar Rip to River Classic can expect an altered course map to accommodate for a temporary exclusion zone at Ocean Grove main beach.

Ocean Grove SLSC president and Rip to River Classic race director David Pavia said an exclusion zone is due to two plover chicks nesting west of Ocean Grove main beach.

As at 9 December, there were two plover chicks nesting near 17W, west of Ocean Grove main beach, Mr Pavia told the Voice.

If all goes well and they are still there in late December, there will likely be course changes to accommodate them.

This will be confirmed very close to event day, after consultation with Barwon Coast and Birdlife Australia.

The 39th Rip to River Classic, which takes place on Saturday 29 December, is Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Clubs biggest annual fundraiser.

Last summers Rip to River was moved from 6 January to 18 February after extreme heat forced the event to be postponed.

Mr Pavia is confident numbers will increase for the 29 December date to cater for holidaymakers flocking to region over the Christmas and New Year break.

Numbers were down last summer due to a re-scheduled date in February, he said.

In the history of the Rip to River, last summer was the first time the event was postponed, and hopefully we will have better luck this summer.

He said Ocean Grove SLSC required up to 150 club volunteers on the day to assist with course set up, logistics, medical first aid, patrollers on water stations and members helping with registrations and catering.

Start times are for a later 9am start for the 10km Walk which gets under way at Point Lonsdale beach, while the 5km Run begins at Ocean Grove main beach due to a low tide.

The 10km Classic Run commences at Point Lonsdale beach below the lighthouse at 9.30am, while the 1.4km Ripper Nipper run starts at Ocean Grove main beach at 9.30am.

Entries can be done online via registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=28692 up and up to 30 minutes before the event starts.

A registration day will be held between 4pm and 7pm on Friday 28 December at the Rip to River marquee near the patrol tower at Ocean Grove main beach for all events.

Adult entries are $50 while junior entries start from $20.

Event sponsor RT Edgar will provide showbags to participants.  

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