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Broadford Memorial Park playground upgrade to begin in May

WORK is set to begin on the renewal and upgrade of Broadford’s Memorial Park playground in May. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined Mitchell Shire Council representatives on March 26 to launch the works...

Wallan’s Pryde family suffers double blow

By Colin MacGillivray ‘Like hitting the lottery twice, but in the worst possible way’ is how Wallan mother Louise Pryde describes the emotional rollercoaster she and her family are enduring. While the COVID-19 pandemic afforded some...

Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre opens its doors

MORE than 60 children have embarked on their educational journey at the newly opened $2.4 million Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre. The centre, which was funded jointly by the State Government and Mitchell Shire...

Mitchell Shire nature-play program to expand

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL Shire-based nature-play program The Bush Bus has triumphed and is now expanding interstate. The program, created by Georgina Dymock, founder of Kidding Around Australia, aims to engage children by allowing them to...

Kilmore’s Tamara Ruffin a finalist in national award

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk KILMORE early childhood educator Tamara Ruffin has been honoured at the 2020 national Excellence in Family Daycare Awards. Family daycare is a form of childcare that focuses on each child’s individual development from...

Wallan school makes way for new leaders

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Our Lady of the Way Primary School in Wallan has selected its school leaders from its largest cohort to date. Two school captains, two social justice and mission captains and eight house captains...

Pool opening extended

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will keep its outdoor pools at Lancefield and Woodend open for an additional two weeks – closing on Sunday. Due to the ‘significantly lower than normal temperature range’ during the summer...

St Patrick’s school to honour veterans

ST PATRICK’S Primary School, Kilmore, is calling for war veterans to be part of their creation of a ‘unique’ memorial space to honour people who fought in the war. The project will aim to incorporate...

Whittlesea students support bread tag blitz

By Colin MacGillivray THE Whittlesea township has embraced the power of recycling to help make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Students and families from Whittlesea Primary School, St Mary’s Parish Primary School...

Council take charge of Seymour preschool

MITCHELL Shire Council will take charge of operating Seymour Preschool Centre after councillors voted in favour of a dissolution of trust last week. The preschool has been operated by a committee of management under a...