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(L-R) Bianca Timofte, Thomas, Edith and Tony Paarhammer with their award. Photo – State Govt. Vict.

Prestigious winners

By Jessica Howard Victoria’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year is located right on Ballan’s doorstep. Paarhammer Window and Doors took out the prestigious award in the...
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard helps bake some biscuits in the new kitchen. Photo – BDH&C

This kitchen rules

By Jessica Howard The number of meals made out of the Ballan District Health and Care kitchen has been doubled. Recent renovations saw the installation...
MAKE IT A GOOD FRIDAY - Little Emeliah Roberts with mum Tjanna and Bacchus Marsh Lions club members who are raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (L-R) David Atterbury, Tim van de Poel, Ralph Fletcher and Terry Sytema. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Gift that may grow

By Jessica Howard For little Emeliah Roberts, Easter means much more than chocolate eggs. The one-year-old suffers from severe scoliosis and skeletal dysplasia, resulting in short...
Bacchus Marsh College, Ice Skating centre

20 good reasons

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh may not have an ice rink, but that doesn’t stop young Connor Sidari-Alley from excelling at ice hockey. The 13-year-old Bacchus...

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...
st anne's winery, flavours of moorabool, farming moorabool

Flavours to whet appetite

By Kate Taylor   It sounds like this year’s Flavours of Moorabool festival is going to taste particularly good. Last year’s event drew 1800 people and now,...
 Picture: Rochelle Kirkham (The Ballarat Courier)

The dash for cash

By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Council is chasing federal government funding for the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve redevelopment. The Federal Government announced that more...
Darwin, the groups mascot guards all the rubbish collected. Photo – Marika Ley

The best friends

Next time you sit under a shady tree or enjoy a nice scenic walk along a river track, take a moment to think who...
Author Brooke and illustrator Skye with ‘The boy with a different brain’ book.

Educating what’s inside

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh mother has written a new book that is breaking down the barriers of autism. The Boy with a Different Brain has...

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...