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Police build on ties with Footscray community

Police have been hammering home their community building credentials in a bid to improve safety in Footscray. A police-led project to build a new wall...

Ballan op shop’s opportunity to help Lancefield

A Ballan op shop has rallied behind the Lancefield community in the wake of last week’s bushfires. Opportunity On Inglis manager Michaela Johnston said the...

CFA rookie recognised for ‘giving back’

Instead of constantly “taking” from the community, Lalitha Koya decided to “give back”. About two years ago, shortly after the birth of his son, Mr...

Apple FM celebrates 30 years on local airwaves

It’s party time for the volunteers who have kept Bacchus Marsh community radio station Apple FM 98.5 on air for the past three decades. Apple...

Ballan Health co-payment uproar

Residents are outraged by Ballan Health’s decision to introduce a $23 co-payment they say will badly hit the hip pockets of the town’s “working...

Positives drawn from Broadmeadows summit

Broadmeadows will finally get its northern city gateway – a tree boulevard and improved road interchanges along its Pascoe Vale Road town entrance. The oft-neglected...

School bush garden to stregthen Aboriginal ties

Pupils of Altona Meadows Primary School have planted a bush garden in a bid to strengthen ties between Aboriginal students and the local Indigenous...

Parkinsons support group reaches out

There are plenty of people who could benefit from the Parkinson’s Support Group at Melton, but it has only about 10 regular members and...

Food Bank helps avoid hard choices

Tough economic times are forcing more Victorians to choose between heating or eating this winter. Single dad Tom, who didn’t want to reveal his surname,...

Diggers Rest dad named coach of the month

Footy isn’t just about night training and Saturday morning matches for coach Paul Davis … it’s a way of life. The Diggers Rest Auskick coach...

Helping off a long run

Fitness enthusiasts are up for a ‘Berry Long Run’ through Blackwood next month to raise money for charity Berry Street. More than 30 runners have...

Young hero mature beyond his years

Ask Aedan Bamford about courage and he may not be able to define it. But he showed all the attributes of a young hero when...

Beanies for breastfeeding awareness week

Darley mum-of-two Cindy Sutton has been busy knitting beanies for Breastfeeding Awareness Week. As part of the international celebrations from August 1-7, Moorabool council is...

Trivia night for Allen family

When Paige and Shane Allen met in Cairns eight years ago, they knew straight away they were soulmates. They’re now living in Bacchus Marsh and...

Domestic violence dubbed state emergency

MPs in the west have called the prevalence of domestic violence a “state emergency”. In their submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, local...

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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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