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Crafting the town red

By Carol Saffer The small Scottish sea-side village of Aberlady adorned their parish church on Remembrance Day last year with a stunning cascade of more...

Everything horse and more

Everything horse and more Equitana or horsey heaven, the biggest equine extravaganza in the Southern Hemisphere, is returning to Melbourne later this year - and...

Send an ‘old fashioned’ message

By Carol Saffer In these times of Instagram and Facebook posts the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh is testing the hard-copy nostalgia market selling a...

Big business pursue their quarry

By Helen Tatchell Sand is the new gold; and Darley residents are not welcoming the prospectors. Project Manager for Zhong Yin Group Australia Pty Ltd, Andrew...

Mural, mural on the wall …

By Meg Kennedy   The Myrniong Mechanics Institute now features an escape to the African wilderness. A new mural by local artist Denise Hastings has recently been...

EXCLUSIVE – 3500+ people to go cold as Ballan to shiver with no power

By Carol Saffer “We understand outages are inconvenient and we thank customers for their understanding..” - Powercor Put the bed-socks on and stay in bed with an extra blanket as Powercor plans...

Lost a snake?

Most people have a cat or dog go missing, but recently an unusual reptile, for the area, was found. Carpet pythons are generally found in...

Approval to revive heritage building

By Kate Taylor Lal Lal’s historic railway station will be restored to its former glory with the help of a grant possibly worth close to...

Skate park needs new home

By Kate Taylor The Ballan Recreation Reserve Masterplan has officially been adopted – but not without first making sure that there will be a skate...

Fizzling out fantastic plastic

By Carol Saffer Australia disposes of four billion plastic bags, or more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste, each year according to Clean Up Australia. Only...