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Festival to bring community together

By Jackson Russell TWO Mitchell Shire residents are taking it upon themselves to bring the community together through the Mitchell Shire Summer Days event in February. Organisers Joshua Rask and Jessica Fandrich hope to unite people...

Kinglake Market returns

By Colin MacGillivray KINGLAKE Market will make its long-awaited return after a seven-month hiatus this Sunday. Market organisers expect a bumper crowd, with about 80 stallholders registered for the day. Organiser and newly-elected Murrindindi Shire councillor Ilona...

Market to boost Mitchell businesses

A MARKET to support businesses in the Mitchell Shire is set to draw people in as restrictions ease, allowing the commencement of Mitchell Shire Christmas Market on November 28. Organiser Christine Klein said the market...

Whittlesea Monday Market returns

WHITTLESEA Monday Market reopened yesterday as Victoria continues to return to COVID-normal life. Like so many businesses, Whittlesea Monday Market has had a tough year in 2020. The market is a true community market, operated by...

Tallarook hall makes grand return

THE Tallarook Mechanics Institute Hall is back and better than ever after being destroyed by fire in 2018. Tallarook Farmers Market returned to the site last weekend, after being temporarily located nearby in the middle...

Open for business

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea businesses have described their ‘sheer delight’ at being allowed to reopen last week as part of the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Hospitality businesses are again allowed to seat...

Grant supports artisan producers

By Jackson Russell Tooborac pork producer McIvor Farm Foods will soon be able to expand its product range with the help of a State Government’s Small Scale and Craft grant. McIvor Farm Foods owners Belinda and...

Outdoor dining expansion for Macedon

DINING businesses in the Macedon Ranges can apply for funding through a State Government grant which hopes to boost the hospitality industry after COVID-19 impacts. Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging businesses to apply for...

Multicultural dinner a success

By Colin MacGillivray ORGANISERS have hailed an online multicultural dinner hosted by Mernda Community House last month as a huge success. The dinner, hosted on web-based conferencing platform Zoom, was intended to bring together residents from...

Pubs welcome back patrons

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire’s pubs, clubs and cafes reopened their doors for the first time last week, since being forced to close when stage three COVID-19 restrictions were reintroduced on July 8. The re-opening comes...