Three-year-old, Breana Zois was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome at birth Photo - supplied

Syndrome needs awareness

By Jessica Howard At just three-years old, Breana Zois is one of 4,000 children born with DiGeorge syndrome each year. The syndrome, otherwise known as...
After 32-years of volunteering, Dawn Lewin can relax at home in her backyard. Photo – Jessica Howard

St Dawn retires

By Jessica Howard In 1985, Dawn Lewin popped into the Bacchus Marsh St Vincent de Paul Op Shop to buy a white collared shirt and...

Giving is in their nature

By Jessica Howard It was a hard choice deciding who would take out this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Award. So hard,...
Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell is the new Mayor of Moorabool Photo – Helen Tatchell

Déjà vu for new Mayor

By Kate Taylor Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell has been elected Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, with East Ward Councillor John Keogh elected as...
The damaged oak tree located at Maddingley Park Picture - Supplied

Deliberate act

By Jessica Howard Vandals have spent the eve of a recent public holiday hacking down an oak tree at Maddingley Park. The tree, located along...

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...