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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...

Merrimu disco under the big top

Sam Munro is looking forward to this weekend. She’ll be putting on her best frock for a stellar afternoon at a community disco, put on...

Woodgrove fab for foodies

Woodgrove Shopping Centre is being transformed into a foodie’s haven. From chocolate-making workshops and dumpling classes to a family bake-off, there’s something for everyone. Celebrity...

Burnside Retirement Village fete is jolly fine

Whether you’re coming for the famous English scones, to taste the homemade preserves or just to have a jolly good time, the Burnside Retirement...

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...

Diverse ways to belong

What does ‘belonging’ mean? Some 16 locals explain what belonging means to them in a video montage as part of Melton council celebrations of...

Mixed heritage ‘asset’: Fiona Price

Fiona Price’s earliest memories of growing up bi-racial include playground taunting. “Go back to where you came from,” the children jeered when they saw Dr...

Gold is the colour of Blackwood prize

Founded in 1855 during the gold rush, Blackwood is steeped in the history of one of the largest voluntary migrations of people worldwide ever...

Get that golf down putt

Girls and boys, ladies and gentlemen … you’re invited to try out a free game of golf this Sunday. In a bid to bring young...

A good sign for Melton

Melton residents are gearing up to “walk with her’” to help create a safer, more respectful and tolerant community. Leading up to the Walk With...

David Calleja Memorial Car Show shines on

Classic cars, custom trucks and vintage bikes … there’s something for everyone at this year’s David Calleja Memorial Car Show. The annual family-friendly event, hosted...

Australia Day – when life changes

For brothers Albert and Jamel, this Australia Day will symbolise new hope, new lives and opportunities. The pair weren’t born in Australia, but Australia was...

Thanks from on high: National Red Balloon Day

David Arnell’s been on the job for two weeks now, but he’s already grasped how difficult the vocation of firefighting can be. Whether it’s the...

Bonded by a pink stumps link

Maddingley Park will be going pink in honour of women who have been diagnosed with, or lost their lives to, breast cancer. As part of...

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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...