One bad apple spoils the bunch

By Jessica Howard An opportunistic roadside vendor has been fined for the second time in two years for using public land to illegally sell fruit...
Debbie and Simon Ross from Commercial Glazing picked up three awards on the night, including Business of the Year. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Crystal clear winner

By Jessica Howard Greendale’s Commercial Glazing has scored a hat-trick at this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The local business...

A fruitful weekend

By Jessica Howard It’s nearly that time of year again when Moorabool celebrates the summer fruit season in Bacchus Marsh. The annual three-day Strawberries and...
Gardening at the Darley Community Art Garden Photo - MSC

Health and wellbeing is #1

By Jessica Howard Moorabool Shire Council has been recognised for improving the region’s health through not one, but two local programs. ACTIV8 and the Darley...
Trudy and Renae have Remembrance Day Poppy’s for sale at the Ballan Newsagency. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Pop on a poppy

By Jessica Howard The Moorabool region will soon pause to remember those who fought at War for their country. Remembrance Day will be held...
Abbey Kick took out the Young Achiever Award at the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards last Friday night. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Kicking goals

By Helen Tatchell At just 23-years old, Abbey Kick seems to be an old hand at her trade. The Bacchus Marsh local business woman has been...
Rotary President Phil McBean and four-year-old Nevaeh, who received her Let's Read book at her 3.5-year-old check-up at Darley Early Years Hub.   Photo – Jessica Howard

Reading into the future

By Jessica Howard The future is bright for young Moorabool children as a popular literacy program is funded for a further two years. The Let’s...
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...
David Steele with the original local newspaper (The Express) story to get a radio station in Bacchus Marsh. Photos – Helen Tatchell

The original DJ

By Jessica Howard It’s been 32-years since David Steele founded the voice of Moorabool. Apple 98.5FM was first aired in October 1986 (then 94.7FM),...

Chop for charity

By Jessica Howard It was only three years ago that Mark McDonald’s grandmother Mena was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The 83-year-old’s memory is slowly...