Story of the blues

The 2018 Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival went off with a boom. In its eighth year the festival hit an all time high with record ticket sales and crowds across the four days. Around every corner, in basements and on balconies, down laneways and across the Bendigo...

Pooling resources for a hot summer

As the sun starts to shine for summer, Golden Square Pool is opening its gates this weekend for its sixth season as a community-run facility. The pool, which in February was given a two-year lease extension, will this season bring new opening hours and water aerobics...

Autism in spotlight

MARLENE Blair and her son Drouin will attend an autism forum in Bendigo next week to learn more about career options and pathways in the city. Drouin is 11 years old and yet to start high school, but his pathway into work is likely to be different from many other...

Banding together for the weekend

As musicians gather for the bendigo Blues and Roots Music festival, they take time out to discuss what it means to them. Steph Bitter said her favourite part about the festival is seeing so many people wandering around the streets, making their way around to Bendigo’s...

Delegates visit from Indonesia

Seventeen Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program delegates were welcomed at a reception on Tuesday at the Bendigo Town Hall. The reception marked the beginning of the delegates’ three-week stay in Greater Bendigo and central Victoria. Greater Bendigo mayor...

Marking 150 years

One of the cornerstones of religious belief in Bendigo, St Paul’s Cathedral, will celebrate its 150th anniversary between November 11 and 18. St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral was opened as a parish church on November 12, 1868. Having survived the building crisis between...

Fountain of youth

Bendigo locals will have better access to free water this summer with the installation of six new water fountains thanks to a grant from the state government. The fountains are being installed as part of a partnership between City of Greater Bendigo, the state...

Humanity group gears up for bike recycling

THE Bendigo Tennis Centre was covered in bikes last week, but it was all for a good cause. ABC Central Victoria presenter Derek Guille used a live broadcast to spruik the good work of Bicycles for Humanity and listeners were encouraged to bring in their old bikes for...

James takes a break

Readers of the Bendigo Weekly will be sad to hear that one of our most valued contributors, James Lerk, will be taking a break to concentrate on writing his memoirs. We have estimated that over the past 20 years, Mr Lerk has written well over 1000 articles for us and...



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