Round the Town with Nola Green

Photo: Breeanna Tirant.
Photo: Breeanna Tirant.

Carols at the Shell: The Youth Care Support Team's Carols at the Bendigo Shell will be held on December 9. A sausage sizzle starts at 5pm, with carol singing from 6pm.

There will be a raffle with several great prizes, and LED candles and icecreams will be on sale.

Bring a picnic rug, chairs, cushions, families and your best singing voices and get into the Christmas spirit.

Shop local: Only a few weeks to Christmas and many people have already started their Christmas shopping.

Before you buy, look around our local shops and businesses, as they have top quality goods on offer.

If you can't see what you want, ask the staff, they will probably be able to order in the item you are seeking.

By shopping local, you will be helping our beautiful community to survive and thrive.

Local businesses are the ones who will employ your children, support your sporting teams, donate to your fund raising efforts and keep Collie alive.

Garage sale: Melanie Lasisz, who lost her husband to cancer, is doing her bit to help find a cure and to support families who are facing a battle with the disease.

She is training to ride in the Tour de Cure, and at the same time, fundraising.

Her latest effort is a garage sale on Saturday at 150 Steere St. If you can help with donations of goods (or cash) you can leave them at this address.

If you have something you need picked up, contact Lynda Bebbington (pm on Facebook). Let's get behind this brave lady and support her efforts - all donations will be gratefully received.

Community survey: Collie Shire Council is currently asking locals what they like or don't like about living in Collie, and what they would like to see in our town in the future.

Go to the Council Facebook page to get details of the Community Perceptions survey, or pick up a hard copy from the library.

The survey is open until December 13.

Prohibited burning period: Inspections of properties are underway now, and you have until December 1 to make sure you comply with fire regulations.

Because of the very dry conditions, the prohibited burning period for the Shire has been brought forward from midnight, December 15, to midnight December 1.

The catastrophic fires in the Eastern States are a reminder of the reason for these regulations.

Share the dignity: Collection points are available around town at Coles, Woolies, Terry White pharmacy, Mick Murray's office and Chappell's Landscaping for items for the Share the Dignity drive.

Items such as sanitary pads, moisturisers, lip balm, handbags, sunscreen - anything to make life a little easier for those less well off, are needed.

Sisters Doll: The latest coup for the Mileto boys is to attend the Aria awards last night in Sydney with @youtubemusic.

Life has certainly been exciting for them the last couple of weeks, as they won the band competition to play at goodthings festival 2019.

Rock on boys, Collie is proud of you.

Send it in: Items for not-for-profit organisations are welcome for this column.

You can email info to by 5pm on Mondays, or drop off notes in my mailbox at 87 Jones St.