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buckets & bouquets BUCKETS to City of Greater Geelong for upsetting Portarlington residents over works on roads, curbs, channels, stormwater drainage and footpaths. I for one cannot afford $22,000 to $30,000. What about pensioners already worrying about the carbon tax? Bouquets to people objecting to this special charge scheme. Val Olerhead, Portarlington BUCKETS to paramedics who attended when my husband had a fall. The threehour delay might have been unavoidable but the arrogant, casual attitude was an insult. Bouquets to Ali, Sean and Jarrod for their invaluable help. Elizabeth, Herne Hill BUCKETS to a man who thinks he owns a reserve. Ratepayers own the reserve where kids like to play. His grumpy, bossy demeanour is unwanted and undeserved. My children value trees and the environment, so leave them alone. Grumpy, Herne Hill BOUQUETS to a considerate lady who paid the balance of my groceries at Woolworths Newtown before Easter when I ran out of money. Bouquets also to the checkout operator who consoled me as I began to cry over the kindness shown to me. Margaret, Geelong West BUCKETS to an employee at a coastal pharmacy who refused to help our eightyear-old son at 5pm on a Sunday after he had an allergic reaction to eggs. “You’ll have to go to Geelong”, she said as she shut the door. JLP, Strathmore BOUQUETS to motorists who stopped at a Shell Rd school crossing during holidays so my three grandchildren and I could enjoy a ride through town. We were able to safety walk our bikes across a road very busy with constant traffic. Grateful Nan, Ocean Grove BUCKETS to a rude old bloke who sat on my cushion at Readings Cinema. Partially disabled and on crutches, I asked him to move along one seat but he told me to sit elsewhere and too bad about my cushion. I had to grab my cushion away from his backside. 48 Today, Belmont BUCKETS to those on the other side. Acting for the betterment of the community means looking beyond one’s own interest. Boy, I’ve got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals. Lil Bow Wow, St Leonards BOUQUETS to Harvey and staff at Des Munday & Son Engineering. Their knowledge and trouble-shooting skills allowed my machine to be repaired on the spot, saving me time, money and headaches. Oldschool service goes a long way. Happy Tradie, Geelong West BUCKETS to Norlane and Lara pools for closing during school holidays. Thank goodness for good old Eastern Beach. Disappointed Nan And Family, Lara

BOUQUETS to a lady in a small, white car for stopping on busy Pioneer Rd to collect my purse, cards and money, which must have fallen from the roof of my car. She delivered them to my front door before I was even aware I had lost them. Gwen, Grovedale BUCKETS to City of Greater Geelong for failing to enforce dog by-laws. Why is a particular owner allowed more than three dogs without the City taking action? How about coming out to enforce the by-laws. Still Waiting, Norlane BOUQUETS to a retired engraver and existing staff at Stan Wooton Locksmiths for generously engraving a perpetual Good Friday Appeal trophy auctioned each year for more than 10 years during Ocean Grove Bowls Club’s Good Friday fundraiser. Their efforts help raise valuable funds each year. Tina, Wandana Heights BOUQUETS to the kind people at Tasman Meats Newcomb, particularly butcher Paul for de-boning a leg of pork for me even though he was busy at the time on April 11. Customer, Bell Post Hill BOUQUETS to new Torquay Indian restaurant Taste of Spice. Your authentic cuisine tasted amazing and the friendly service was faultless. We will most definitely be back. Gilmore Family, Highton BUCKETS to Get Real (Buckets and Bouquets, April 20). If nature strips are ratepayer-owned assets then City of Greater Geelong should improve its maintenance of them. Nothing’s wrong with communityminded residents planting vegetable plots on their nature strips to feed neighbourhoods. Ratepayer, South Geelong BUCKETS to Get Real. Consider cheering up. Let people engage in their communities through creative communal vegetable gardens on nature strips. It’s a shame you can’t see the positives of these gardens, like how they bring people together to talk and share. I’d rather admire gardens than overgrown grass. Give It A Go, Geelong BUCKETS to Get Real. In our area people use nature strips for self-expression. If someone is happy to maintain it, it should be their right to use the space as they wish. We have a lovely rock garden nearby and it’s delightful. Move On, Brighton BUCKETS to Get Real. If you think being part of a community is hiding in your backyard then why bother coming out your front door. Root Vegetable, Highton

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Family Anzac Day: Hughan Kennedy and son Patrick at Ocean Grove, above, and Donald Richardson and daughter Sarah Sacks at Barwon Heads. (wit...


Family Anzac Day: Hughan Kennedy and son Patrick at Ocean Grove, above, and Donald Richardson and daughter Sarah Sacks at Barwon Heads. (wit...