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Learn new skills

WORKSHOPS teaching young people and new parents life skills will be presented online by the City of Whittlesea over the next few weeks. A series of workshops entitled ‘Adulting for Beginners’ begins today and aims...

Mental health support for Gisborne college

GISBORNE Secondary College is one of several state schools with access to a mental health practitioner and other mental health initiatives that started in July last year. The statewide program, enabled by State Government funding...

Whittlesea boy brightens COVID-19

YOUNG Whittlesea musician Ben Gillard hopes to brighten people’s days during COVID-19 lockdown, especially with his latest cover of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles. Ben, 12, said he had been playing guitar for...

Wallan future hub on the move

A SIX-person committee will manage the work of Wallan Future Hub as it searches for a new home to continue working in community connections. Wallan Future Hub chair Nikki Simons said the committee was made...

No bull for dad’s joke book

By Colin MacGillivray DAD jokes might be renowned for making children roll their eyes, but Whittlesea father Daniel Stones’ ability to put a smile on young people’s faces is no bull. Mr Stones is seeking funding...

BMX kids to ride high

By Steph McNicol A petition and a push by the Doreen community has resulted in the City of Whittlesea council agreeing to fund recreational BMX jumps. The specifics of the jumps are still being finalised, but...

Play space revamp

BROADFORD residents have an opportunity to help design two new play spaces for the town. Mitchell Shire Council announced it was seeking input to help finalise the design of the play spaces, which will be...

Beveridge school confirms case

BEVERIDGE Primary School principal Steven Fernando has confirmed the school had one student diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month. Mr Fernando said even though the school had a confirmed case of the virus, by the...

Album to combat bullying

Musical duo FLAXXON, Yasmin and Yolanda Absolom, hope to send a message to bullies through their new album Silver Spoon – an album they completed in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The album Silver Spoon...

Cheetahs represent

WHILE the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many sporting competitions across Australia to be cancelled or postponed, it has not stopped Mill Park’s Cheetahs Softball Club from celebrating the achievements of its junior players. The Cheetahs,...