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...
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Hoon drivers in Ballan

By Jessica Howard Ballan Police are urging residents to report hoon drivers in the area, after a number of reports of reckless behaviour on the...
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...
Marsh Rodders members and recipients of the $9000 in donations. Photo - Greg Forster – Caprice Photography

Charities shine brighter

By Jessica Howard The Marsh Rodders have raised money for nine local charities through their most successful swap meet to date. The Show ‘n’ Shine...
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...
If a tradesman unexpectedly appears at your door with an offer that sounds too good to be true, they may be a travelling con man. For more information, visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-tools/scams/travelling-con-men. Photo: Asphalt Concepts

Conmen on the prowl; beware

By Jessica Howard Bogus tradesmen are targeting Bacchus Marsh properties by offering dodgy asphalt laying services at a discounted rate. The posing tradesmen are believed...
Interim Chief Executive of Djerriwarrh Health Services, Amanda Edwards and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard in Djerriwarrh Health Service's Central Sterile Stock Department, which has received $468,000 in funding Photo - Jessica Howard

$468,000 upgrade for Djerriwarrh Health Services

By Jessica Howard Djerriwarrh Health Services will benefit from a $468,000 upgrade to its Central Sterile Stock Department. Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and...