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By Helen Tatchell Born in India and a childhood spent in Uganda, East Africa, has strong memories for local Bacchus Marsh artist Anuradha (Anu) Patel...

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...

TrailRider allows everyone to experience the bush

By Meg Kennedy The word ‘Sherpa’ may evoke images of the chilling, unforgiving extremes of the Himalayas; but a program that creates accessibility for everyone...

New train stop for Ballarat line?

By Kate Taylor A park-and-ride station could be built at Leigh Creek, Gordon, or Bungaree. The possibility was raised at the recent meeting of the Ballarat...
Dr David Llewellyn will serve Ballan District Health and Care for another five years

Doctor commitment

By Jessica Howard Doctor David Llewellyn will continue to serve the Ballan community for another five years. The general practitioner started his full-time position...
Anne and Judith with their sash and prizes from 1971 and 1966 Photo – Jessica Howard

Show girls 60-years on

By Jessica Howard It’s been 60 years since the inception of the first Miss Show Girl Competition, and Ballan sisters Anne and Judy have reminisced...
Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Chairman, Claire Sutherland (right) and Branch Manager, Ian Prince (left) with 18-year-old recipient Chelsea Bell. Photo – Jessica Howard

Helping with the education journey

By Jessica Howard Chelsea Bell set off on her first day of university last week. The 18-year-old Bacchus Marsh resident is studying a Bachelor...
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A backyard is all you need

By Carol Saffer Australia currently generates 7.6 million tonnes of food waste every year. With urban agriculture on the rise, one low cost way to divert...

Learning from veterans

By Meg Kennedy Allan Godfrey was just 17-years old when he fought in World War II, but 80-years later he’s sharing his story with the...

Born again bikes

By Kate Taylor It’s a morning so cold that you can see the fog of your breath before you and still, the chink of a...