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Seeking a solution at this year’s Homelessness Week

Australians are being rallied to “end homelessness together”. The theme for this year’s Homelessness Week (August 6-12) will focus on highlighting the housing crisis and...

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...

Melton mates racing to find a cure

Melton friends Maz Brown and Joe Cussen are revved up to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts. The duo, who’ve lost many...

Call-out for SES

Nicolas Gargalakos “gets a kick” out of helping Melton residents as a local State Emergency Services member. He joined the SES 10 years ago to...

Avenue elms celebrated

Thousands of handmade poppies will adorn the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour to commemorate the centenary of its planting. Locals have been busy knitting and...

Nourishing the soul

One of Sarah Nourish’s favourite things to do is to bake a birthday cake, knowing she can make someone’s special day even more special. The...

Tea leaves many smiles

Ingenia Gardens Melton residents have raised their cuppas and hundreds of dollars for cancer research. As part of the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,...

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...

Gig guide

Smokehouse 101 Friday nights Local band The Alleged Associates Trio features Footscray soul princess Zerafina Zara and regular guests. From 7pm, free. 101 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong   Club Altona Sunday,...

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...

Fitness crew in mo show

The fight against cancer became physical at the weekend. A fitness team at Progressive Health and Performance in Melton held a 24-hour event to raise...

Lamb raisesthe baaa

Saturday is not your average lamb – she trots around thanks to a cart, sleeps in a “race car” and receives care on call. Or...

Lion park folklore inspires film

A Bacchus Marsh filmmaker wants to capture the town’s wild side – and he needs help from the locals. Darcy Prendergast is embarking on a...

Moorabool’s festival of words

Bookworms, literary geniuses and famous authors will descend on Bacchus Marsh this weekend. The inaugural Moorabool Festival of Stories will showcase the shire’s “rich storytelling...

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Target on rogue dumpers

Rogue operators illegally dropping waste across Melton dumping hotspots are exploiting legal loopholes, according to a frustrated councillor. Coburn ward councillor Ashleigh Vandenberg is...