VOLUNTEERS for this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations will be multiplying the festive cheer with more Santa’s than you can shake a stick at. The free event organised by thePortland Young Professionals Network and partners will run from 6-8pm on the Bentinck St lawns. Live music, an egg and spoon race, a jumping castle, kids craft and the arrival of Santa is just some of the entertainment on offer. New to this year’s celebration is Santa on the Run at 6pm [...]
DEMONSTRATING outstanding ability and dedication to their work has gained 15 Portland apprentices awards at the 2012 Trades & Technology Skills Awards Night recently. The South West Institute of TAFE students were honoured in a variety of fields including electrotechnology, [...]
FOR at least five young Portland and Heywood residents, Monday morning brought a pleasant surprise with the arrival of their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Nicola Symons, who attended Hamilton and Alexandra College, received the highest ATAR for the area [...]
PEACH’S Fruit Market will close on Monday after six years in the city. The Portland fruit store, that has eight part-time and casual employees, will close for the last time on Christmas Eve. Peach’s Fruit Market owner Mark Petrie said [...]
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