Getting stuck on personalisation

Winning Business of the Year at the 2019 Geelong Business Excellence Awards meant the world to Carrie Felton because, she says, it wasn’t about her. The chief executive of Stuck On You, Carrie says the award was an acknowledgement of the fantastic work done by her amazing team. “The greatest benefit of winning this prestigious […]

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Chipping in for Lara chippy

After waking from lifesaving surgery to remove half his tongue, Lara carpenter Dayle Gordon was shocked to discover loved ones had raised several thousand dollars for him. “It was up to $5000 or $6000 before I even knew what was happening,” he said on Wednesday, as he prepared for weeks of radiation therapy. Unknown to […]

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Buskers’ big break

Ocean Grove sisters Jess and Aleesha Viola have won Geelong’s Best Busker alongside two new band members they recruited just a month before. The Violas won the final with new bass player Darcy Nichols and drummer Fergus Bateman, both 18, who they signed on to take their music to “another level”. “We had all of […]

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Historic 160-year-old garden on show

Animal-loving Newtown octogenarian Catherine Gray is inviting the public to her “secret garden” at Claremont, a historic property her family have owned for 120 years. Catherine will throw open the gates for the first time in eight years to raise money for Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS) next month. “People have often asked me when […]

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Yan visits city by design

Yan Huang has travelled the world to create car interiors, now the Anakie resident is driving into Geelong Design Week next month. The “outsider” hopes to motivate the next generation of Geelong artisans with her 20-year journey in the automotive industry. “If I can inspire even one that would great,” she said. “I got to […]

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Call for more growth areas cash

Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher has committed to lobby the state government to increase developer contributions, following revelations the city could be missing out on millions of dollars. Cr Asher this week revealed plans to lobby for a contribution scheme in council’s proposed north and west growth areas, set to house 110,000 new residents by 2050. […]

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