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Bacchus Marsh Police Constable, Cameron Granland with the new Moorabool Eyewatch Facebook page, which was launched on March 5. Photo – Jessica Howard

Police launch Eyewatch

By Jessica Howard A new Facebook page has been created to help connect local police with the community. Eyewatch provides updates from the Moorabool policing...
Bacchus Marsh RSL President Cherrison Lawton (right) with Centenary of Armistice Memorial Project sub-committee member, Terry Rosewarne hold a number of the old name plaques. Photo – Jessica Howard

Centenary to mark end of WW1

By Jessica Howard The Bacchus Marsh RSL are commemorating 100 years of Armistice Day, by bringing to life the stories of the service men...
Inset or main - BM Soccer Club players show their distaste after their clubrooms were robbed and vandalised. Photo – Pat Scamangas

Heartless theft

By Jessica Howard Callous thieves have stolen a life-saving heart machine from the Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club. The defibrillator was stolen from the Scorpion’s clubrooms...
Millrose Quilting & Gallery owner Sue Bartleman is ready for the upcoming Liberty exhibition. Photo – Jessica Howard

Liberty sew good

By Kate Taylor Stunning Liberty fabrics will be on display this week, as the Ballan Red Cross Branch and Millrose Quilting & Gallery present the...
White Night exhibitor Lou Callow with some of her creations that include Miss Rural Victoria. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Lady of the White Night

By Jessica Howard Two Moorabool artists are among the impressive bill of talents at this year’s White Night in Ballarat. Ballan’s Lou Callow and Marlene...
Pictured is four-year-old Riley donating to the Good Friday appeal with Bacchus Marsh Lions Club members Len Murfitt, Peter Gist and Ralph Fletcher. Photo – Jessica Howard

Time to give

By Jessica Howard With Autumn comes Easter, and with Easter comes the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The annual fundraising event will be held...
BAF committee members dressed and ready for the Mad Hatters Tea Party in Ballan this Sunday from 9am-4pm. (L-R) - Marion Hartzheim (Alice), Matthew Grindrod (Mad Hatter), Kevin Harper (March Hare) and Catharina Hartzheim (Queen of Hearts) Photo – Sabine Benthien – Nomadic Dreamtime Photography

Festival goes mad

By Jessica Howard Residents are invited to venture down the rabbit hole to the mad tea party in Ballan this Sunday. The 43rd annual Ballan...
Ballan Lionness President Fred Moore and volunteer Trish Tatterson. Photo – Jessica Howard

Got some spare time?

By Jessica Howard The Ballan Lionesses are seeking volunteers to help man the colourful and quirky Steptoes Op Shop. The old house, located on Inglis...
BAF President Kevin Harper (left) with Keely’s Cause recipient Amy, from Wallace. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Donation a good cause

By Kate Taylor She’s a young teenager on a quest to help others and now, the first donation of an iPad has been made by...
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...