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Amen to church

By Carol Saffer The white weatherboard All Saints Anglican Church standing on a hill in Blackwood since 1865 has been sold and deconsecrated. The church set...

Adopt a kitten is in season

By Carol Saffer Spring, the season of re-birth awakening after Winter, used to be the clearly defined time of the year known as kitten season. While...

…in with the new

By Helen Tatchell It is official, a new Moorabool Shire Council CEO has signed his contract for the next five years, witnessed by Mayor Paul...

MISSING – Where is Albie?

By Helen Tatchell Albert ‘Albie’ Smith was due to go home the morning he walked out of the Ballan Aged Care facility and is still...

Book History Week in

By Carol Saffer As History Week approaches, Ballan Shire Historical Society is taking part by holding an open day at the Ballan Court House in...

Walking for a cure

By Helen Tatchell There is actually something quite important happening on the AFL Grand Final day, and it isn’t the obvious. Brett Williams from Bacchus Marsh...

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...