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Bumper field of entries for Kilmore Art Expo and busking championships

AFTER a COVID-induced year in hiatus, Kilmore Art Expo is ready to return this weekend with a bumper field of about 400 entries. Painters, photographers and sculptors alike have submitted a range of high-quality artwork...

Residents’ question time to start at City of Whittlesea meetings

City of Whittlesea residents are now able to ask questions of administrators at council meetings after its governance rules were amended last week. The amended governance rules include a new section relating to public question...

The Shack is back at Upper Plenty

By Colin MacGillivray THE Upper Plenty community had a celebration five years in the making last week as it welcomed the reopening of the Upper Plenty Mechanics Institute Hall, known as The Shack. Much of the...

Broadford rallies behind father with terminal cancer

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $15,000 in 10 days for cancer treatment for 39-year-old Broadford resident Darren Daynes. Mr Daynes and his wife Bianca Daynes, who recently opened their Protex Garage...

Extra gaming machines approved for Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan

By Colin MacGillivray A WAR of words has erupted between Mitchell Shire community leaders and Wallan’s Hogan’s Hotel after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld a decision to allow 20 extra gaming machines at...

Gisborne growth and town character a concern for residents

The growth of the township and losing the character of the town were highlighted in a Gisborne Future project report presented to Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At its March meeting, council was updated with community...

Mitchell Shire Council divided on draft budget

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire councillors have urged the community to have its say after last week debating a divisive 2021-22 draft budget. Council resolved to release the draft budget for public consultation at a meeting...

COVID-19 vaccine administered in Kilmore

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE District Health’s aged-care residents were inoculated against COVID-19 after receiving doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday last week. Residents of both the Dianella Hostel and Caladenia Nursing Home received the vaccines...

Progressive dinner to bring life to Romsey

A PROGRESSIVE dinner involving three restaurants, poets, artists and producers will take over Romsey’s main street as part of the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival later this month. Taking inspiration from the progressive dinner trend of...

Mitchell Shire veterans welcome Anzac Day service return

ANZAC Day will have a special significance for Mitchell Shire service men and women this year after the COVID-19 pandemic saw the cancellation of in-person remembrance services last year. Anzac Day marches and ceremonies will...