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Art expo calls for entries

KILMORE Art Expo organisers have called on the region’s painters, photographers and, for the first time, sculptors to take part in this year’s exhibition. The 2020 expo was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but director...

Sale of Hanging Rock East Paddock remains under a cloud

THE future of Hanging Rock East Paddock is at a standstill after the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Macedon Ranges Shire Council were unable to reach an agreement on the monetary...

Comedy event for a cause

A WALLAN not-for-profit organisation will host Comedy for a Cause next month at Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall, a fundraiser that also aims to bring the community together for a laugh after lockdown. Comedy for a...

Lion Dance performers welcome Lunar New Year

Lion Dance performers visited Wellington Square on Sunday to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and to welcome in Year of the Ox. The performers danced to traditional music, entertaining all shoppers.Lion Dance performers visited...

Community honoured

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council marked Australia Day with the presentation of community awards at a ceremony in Wallan this morning. Wandong man John Simpson was named Mitchell Shire Citizen of the Year for his...

OAM for volunteer work

WALLAN’S Allan Gray has proved the adage that age is just a number, receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia, OAM, at the age of 86. Mr Gray was recognised for more than a...

Nillumbik businesses unite for ‘Back in Business’ summer season

YARRAMBAT Park Golf Course, Golden Hills Brewery, and Yield Specialty Coffee Roasters are uniting to celebrate the summer season and being back in business, following a tumultuous year of COVID-19 related restrictions and closures. The...

Musicians awarded for online contest

WINNERS of the Macedon Ranges 2020 Battle of the Bandwidth competition – renamed in line with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the activity online – are being recognised for their talent. The competition encourages young people aged...

Public pools open for summer

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents can grab their swimming gear and get ready for a visit to the pool, as Woodend and Lancefield outdoor pools have opened for the summer season. The two outdoor pools will...

Wallara park set for renaming

THE community will be able to have its say on the name of a park in Wallan’s Wallara Waters estate following an issue with the original name. A new name was needed for the park...