Bendigo Buzz

Doco subject in town for viewing
Dianne Dempsey
Seven Women Founder, Stephanie Woollard, will be attending the documentary about her work at the Star Cinema this Sunday, November 29. The Eaglehawk Rotary Club has arranged the event to inform local people of Stephanie’s remarkable achievements. Her award winning social enterprise..
27-Nov-2015
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A relaxed approach to art
Bendigo Weekly
The definition of Atelier is a room or studio in which an artist works. So it is more than apt that the name given to the current exhibition running at Dudley House has been given that title. The 10 artists who are exhibiting in the Atelier exhibition have had the privilege of working under ..
27-Nov-2015
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Drawing a part of life
Bendigo Weekly
The tradition of the nude in art is alive and well under the auspices of Bendigo Artists Incorporated. Several central Victorian artists this year have been attending life drawing classes with the benefit of models. The essential benefit of life drawing is that it teaches the artist to ..
27-Nov-2015
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Quilt's link to history
Laura Hurley
THEY say history never repeats – however 120 years later, descendants of signatories of the Heritage Signature Quilt have returned to Bendigo to sign a patch for a new quilt for the Aspire Foundation. Lois Lowe, Virginia Rae and David Cordy are all descendants of Jane Stewart, an origi..
27-Nov-2015
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Ease your BMX ride comfort
Bendigo Weekly
Try an experiment. Borrow a BMX bike and pedal it up and down your street. You’ll probably find it very hard work and, even over a short distance, some leg muscles will complain. That’s because the seat is too low for the powerful muscles in your thighs to work efficiently...
27-Nov-2015
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Tree has real appeal
Bendigo Weekly
Kmart and the Salvation Army are calling upon the Bendigo community to give to those in need this Christmas with the launch of the wishing tree appeal at Kmart’s Kangaroo Flat store. The appeal, now in its 28th year, has seen more than six million gifts donated to those in need nation..
27-Nov-2015
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Pride of the city
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo’s tourism industry was shining bright at this year’s RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. The gala event took place on Monday night at the Melbourne Convention Centre. At the event, City of Greater Bendigo executive manager for tourism, Kathryn Mackenzie, was recognised fo..
20-Nov-2015
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Artist gives back to help a charity
Bendigo Weekly
LOCAL artist Drew Lawson his exhibiting his works A Thousand Meditations next weekend. These works are driven by his emotional response to meditation and an ongoing commitment to increasing support for those in our world who are victims of injustice and inequality. The proceeds will be..
20-Nov-2015
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Isaac is pretty kool
Bendigo Weekly
Victory Christian College student Isaac Everett won a singing and songwriting award at the Kool Skools awards night on Saturday. The awards are given to the top recorded original tracks during the year by Victorian schools at the Studio 52 recording studio in Melbourne. Isaac was invited..
20-Nov-2015
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Lightning moves
Bendigo Weekly
Lightning Reef Primary School is celebrating the departure of its very first Energy Breakthrough team. The team will be competing in the 2015 Maryborough Energy Breakthrough until Saturday. The team has been practicing hard throughout the year to make it to the event. This race hold..
20-Nov-2015
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A life of service
Bendigo Weekly
A long-standing member of the Lions Club of Kangaroo Flat, was recently awarded life membership for outstanding service to the club and Kangaroo Flat community. Whether it is a barbecue, Australia Day celebrations, Christmas Carols, Anzac Day, or any one of the many Lions Club activities, B..
20-Nov-2015
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Christmas Day at the All Seasons
Bendigo Weekly
THOSE in need of company on Christmas Day have been invited to register for the Community Christmas Lunch at the All Seasons Hotel. Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe encouraged anyone who may find themselves alone, for whatever reason, on Christmas Day to consider registering for the free lunc..
13-Nov-2015
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It's time to be blue
Bendigo Weekly
PETER Anthony Menswear has thrown its support behind the Blokes Biggest Lunch, set to take place on November 27. The men’s clothing retailer has turned blue over the lunch, which raises funds and promotes awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health. Peter Anthony Menswea..
13-Nov-2015
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Rob set to visit for Aspire
Bendigo Weekly
CELEBRITY priest Father Rob Galea will be heading to Bendigo next month to head a concert in support of Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation. The Concert on High will take place on December 12 at the foot of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, with proceeds going towards the Aspire Precinct. ..
13-Nov-2015
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Vahland takes pride of place
Bendigo Weekly
COUNCILLOR Peter Cox unveiled a portrait of William Charles Vahland in the Bendigo Town Hall last week and announced the council will permanently display furniture designed by the German architect at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Cr Cox said it was fitting the reproduction portrait will hang u..
13-Nov-2015
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Writings of the war
Dianne Dempsey
As a navigator with Bomber Command in the RAF, Don Charlwood (1915-2012) participated in night bombing missions over Europe. The airmen’s prospects of survival were dreadful and Charlwood, with eloquence and honesty, nailed their fear and described their ways of coping in No Moon Toni..
13-Nov-2015
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Birds eye view of Bendigo
Nick Atyeo
Last Sunday more than 90 children took to the skies over Bendigo and experienced the exhilaration of flight thanks to the national FunFlight initiative providing joy flights to children facing adversity. Eight pilots from the Bendigo Flying club donated their time and aircraft for around ..
13-Nov-2015
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Bumblefoot grounds the goose
Laura Hurley
A LOCAL goose has quacked up quite a bill at the Bendigo Animal Hospital this week. The young female goose, who has been named Bendigo by his current carers, was found struggling to walk by a good samaritan walking his dog at Lake Weeroona on Monday. Local vet Jessica Coates said Bendigo..
13-Nov-2015
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Students share culture
Bendigo Weekly
Cultural sharing was the theme for activities involving 135 Bendigo primary school students and their 51 Chinese visitors at the BSSC Language Centre last Thursday. Fifty-one primary school students and eight teachers from Suzhou Industrial Park schools in China are visiting Bendigo for an e..
13-Nov-2015
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Good approach for students
Bendigo Weekly
Students at Bendigo South East College have won the Whole School Approach to Student Voice award and $1500 prize at the 2015 The Victorian Student Representative Council Recognition Awards in Melbourne. The college was lauded for its shared decision-making initiatives between students and st..
06-Nov-2015
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