Day: March 19, 2019

Drip feed: This young orphaned possum is one of hundreds being cared for in the wake of this month’s high temperatures. Picture: Supplied Wildlife carers say the deaths of hundreds of possums earlier this month could have been avoided if suburban gardens were made more wildlife friendly. The aftermath of successive days of high temperatures will see young orphan possums needing care for months to come. Wildlife carers and educators Janet Wheeler and Paula Rivera, from Living with Wildlife, say gardens can be easily modified to provide wildlife with food, water, shelter and “pathways to find a mate”. Their organisation …

Jack high: The successful Main Ridge Bowls Club dual pennant-winning team of Glenn Gebert, Bill Shearer, Lee Mellett, Mary Clarke, Jonathon O’Sullivan, Bob Wheeler, Michael Horan, Cesare Bonacini, Phil DeNeefe, Roy Farrell, Ian Sharkie and Peter Jackson. Picture: Supplied LIKE the fabled Mouse That Roared, Main Ridge Bowls Club is standing tall and winning pennants. Last Tuesday 12 March the club won the Division 5 pennant premiership. Playing at Karingal, the Ridge came from behind to beat old foes Mt Martha by four shots – a feat they also achieved last year. Not content with that, Main Ridge last Saturday…

ALAN Sage unveils a copy of Nora Heyson’s portrait of his great grandmother, Annie Sage. MEMBERS of the Somerville Community House and several community groups and the Sage family met on Saturday 23 February to share insight into the late Annie Sage. They watched on as a copy of her portrait, originally painted by Nora Heyson, the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, was unveiled by her great nephew Alan Sage. The print was bought from the Australian War Museum in Canberra with money raised by the Somerville Family Day Committee. Annie Moriah Sage was born in 1895, schooled…