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IN FOCUS: Jim’s for all your storage needs

More than 23 years ago, Jim Morgan applied his engineering background to transform premises he and wife Barbara had purchased into a self-storage facility.

IN FOCUS: Tick one off your bucket list

After managing travel agencies for the past 16 years, Julie Edwards wanted to balance her passion for all things travel with spending more time with her school-age children. So Julie decided to put the demands of working standard retail hours behind her and launched Bucket List Travel and Cruise, a mobile travel agency.

IN FOCUS: Active Audiology listens to customers

In a world where large corporations are gobbling up smaller businesses, Active Audiology in Altona is proudly flying the flag for independence, refusing to surrender its autonomy and ability to deliver a hearing service by expert professionals in the field.

IN FOCUS: Discover brilliant Croatian flavours

A bank and a missionary chapel for old seamen in the 19th century and premises of various businesses up until recently, the lovely heritage-listed building at 139 Nelson Place in Williamstown is now home to Ragusa Republika, a fine dining restaurant celebrating Croatian cuisine.

IN FOCUS: Just the place for pure indulgence

Porters Williamstown has carved out a significant niche in the Nelson Place dining precinct since John and Zoey Porter opened the chic restaurant just under 12 months ago.

IN FOCUS: Amarco: Living made easy

Bruce and Heather Etherton enjoyed 25 years of inner-city high-rise living after moving from their farm in north-west Victoria. The pair enjoyed the evening social life, the convenient location and the freedom that comes with apartment living.

IN FOCUS: Porters puts pizzazz into Nelson Place

Putting a bold new stamp on Nelson Place restaurant precinct, Porters Williamstown opened its doors last September with little fanfare but much anticipation.

IN FOCUS: The first in aid when hearing fades

Did you know that powerful and invisible hearing devices with premium technology are no longer hard to afford?

IN FOCUS: Commemorating the Great War

To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War 1 Armistice, the Air Force Association will hold a public torchlight commemoration on November 4 at RAAF Base Point Cook to honour the memory of those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

IN FOCUS: A club for the whole community

It started 60 years ago as a working men’s club, but these days not-for-profit Altona Sports Club is kicking goals in many areas: dining, entertainment, sports and functions, as well as generous community sponsorships.

IN FOCUS: Developed with heart and soul

Incore Developments was launched earlier this year to focus on end-to-end management of property projects across all sectors. Behind the new venture are seven experts, self-described as “lean and mean” and who come from a diverse background within the property and construction industry.

IN FOCUS: Get Active for better hearing

Cris Ivanidis, owner of Active Audiology in Altona, and his colleague, audiologist Marina Opacak, are offering trials of the latest invisible in-ear hearing aids from Oticon Opn.

IN FOCUS: This stone show is a natural winner

RMS Traders has come a long way since starting out in a tiny tin shed 35 years ago, importing containers of slate from India and Portugal to supply customers with quality, affordable natural stone pavers and tiles.

IN FOCUS: Stage 2 release for Collins & Bates

In the highly prized and rapidly-growing suburb of Chadstone, Stage 2 of Collins & Bates apartments has just been released by Aultun Property Group.

IN FOCUS: Altona club bowls ’em over

Altona Bowling Club has come a long way since its beginnings in 1958 when its home was an army hut.

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