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Band on the rise

Band Scarlet Chaser is set to release a new album later this year. The group is made up of Tim Shaw, Andy Medancic and Gavin...

Art a journey of healing for Melissa Pym

Art has been a lifelong passion for Melissa Pym – and she’s hoping her art will help her healing journey. She was diagnosed in 2014...

Greater Western Community Band plays on

Melton’s wind symphony orchestra has whittled down to a dozen members and the call has sounded for fresh talent. The Melton-based Greater Western Community Band...

Truck tucker on menu

Navan Park in Melton West will be transformed into a foodie haven when food trucks cook up a storm for the next six months. Weir...

Let your spirit soar with Peter Pan

Audiences will embark on a journey to Neverland when Parkwood Green Primary School pupils tell the story of free-spirited and mischievous Peter Pan. About 500...

Show hits the funny bone

Are you prepared to go on a musical tour of Harmony Hospital? The light-hearted musical comedy from the Sunbury Choral Association will take audiences on...

Sea change for Diggers Rest Primary School

Pupils at Diggers Rest Primary School will be heading under the sea for their first ever performance. The pupils have spent the past six months...

Hillside kids learning skills for life

For at least a few hours a week, these Hillside children drop the devices and get out the tools. More than 50 pupils from Sydenham-Hillside...

Drawing on experience

Hundreds of works will fill the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall for Rotary’s upcoming art show. Now in its 48th year, the art show is the...

Sweet taste of success

A Bacchus Marsh woman had her 10 minutes of fame last week at a national theatre festival. Leanne Sampson-Bowden made her directorial debut at the...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Carols by Candlelight Gisborne and New Gisborne primary schools and a choir will perform at Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 10 from 6pm at...

Julie Zapasa painting a mental image

Julie Zapasa was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during her final year of university in 1994. She was studying an arts degree and was determined to...

Script for a Bacchus Marsh theatre revival

Amateur theatre enthusiast Leon Newton wants to “get the show on the road again” after a 20-year hiatus. The Darley man says it’s been two...

Women march to art at Bacchus Marsh gallery

An exhibition promoting women’s empowerment, strength and resilience will be showcased at the Bacchus Marsh Arts Council gallery for the next two weeks. Ceramic sculptor...

Bacchus Marsh artist Ri Van Veen prefers ‘her story’

History has traditionally been written by men about men for men, Bacchus Marsh artist Ri Van Veen says. “Even the word reads ‘his story’...

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Centrals building into season

Things are starting to come together for Melton Centrals in the Riddell District Netball League. After a slow start to the season, Centrals have started...

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