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Regional hospitality businesses count down days until eased restrictions

By Colin MacGillivray HOSPITALITY businesses across the north-central region are hoping for a further easing of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions this week as they recover from the state’s most recent lockdown. While regional hospitality businesses were able...

Kilmore chef to compete in statewide patisserie challenge

KILMORE chef and mother Jaclin Parkinson will represent Melbourne Polytechnic at the Victorian TAFE Patisserie Challenge on July 8, after deciding to head back to school to take her cake and dessert making skills...

Farmers’ markets green lit for lockdowns after months of battling last year

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk After fighting an uphill battle to keep farmers’ markets open during last year’s stage four lockdown, organisers across Victoria are rejoicing their essential status this time around. Victorian Farmers’ Market Association accredited markets...

Kilmore and Wallan Biggest Morning Teas drive to smash records

The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea charity event is back in full swing this year with events in Wallan and Kilmore. Morning teas are celebrated throughout May and June but on the official day, May...

Composting bins for all Macedon Ranges households

All Macedon Ranges Shire households will soon be able to compost all organic waste, including bones, pet droppings and weeds, as the Food Organics Garden Organics service expands shire-wide in July. Households new to...

New Woolworths to open in Kilmore

MITCHELL Shire residents will have access to a fresh Woolworths supermarket, when the new store opens its doors to shoppers on Friday at the new Kilmore Village Shopping Centre. The new shopping centre, at the...

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo draws big crowds

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Alternative Farming Expo organisers are thrilled with the support the event received during the weekend, with exhibitors reporting some of their strongest sales in years. Crowds turned out to see displays of...

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...

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to return after 15-month hiatus

AFTER a delay to the event in 2021, the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo will return from April 16 to 18. Usually the third week of February, event manager Jamie Gilbert said the decision to delay...

Winemakers source unique grapes from Kilmore

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Autumn is vintage in Victoria, when winemakers harvest their grapes ready to be fermented and bottled later in the year. In warm areas like Queensland, grapes can be picked as early as January,...