Family and love the focus of book

FAMILY, community and love is the focus of a collection of writing released by Catherine McAuley College EAL students, promoting the power of story telling and positivity. The book, Our World of Colour, already in its second printing, was part of a school-based work...

A very special pony

They say an animal can be your best friend, a confidant, and just like another member of the family – and for the Masons, Penny the pony, is all that and more. Penny is this year celebrating her 42nd birthday, a fair innings for any pet, and for 39 of them, she’s...

Shirts a sporting gesture for visitors

EAGLEHAWK footy shirts are set to be the latest fashion trend in China over summer, after the premiership-winning club presented a gift to each exchange student visiting Eaglehawk North Primary School. The school has hosted the exchange  students for the past eight...

Timber man works the hard yards for 40 years

SINCE 1978, Les Dingfelder has clocked on every morning as part of the Hume & Iser team – something he says, with a chuckle, makes him feel old. The hardware stalwart first started with the local business 40 years ago, in a career that’s taken him from working in the...

Take care of pets at Christmas

CHRISTMAS is a good time for animals too, but they can over indulge just as much as their owners. With the added food and goodwill owners need to keep a watch on their pets too. Greencross Vets Kangaroo Flat veterinary director Emma Crossland said there is always a...

Fighting stereotypes

Forget the bare-chested firemen calendar – volunteers at Strathfieldsaye CFA brigade have developed a 2019 calendar that challenges gender stereotypes. Strathfieldsaye’s first calendar promotes women in leadership and highlights key dates such as International Women’s...

Food for Christmas

Victory Church has found their Christmas spirit this year, with 1000 Christmas hampers prepared by volunteers for those in need. The volunteers have worked since Wednesday at a Strathfieldsaye church, preparing hampers for the less fortunate which will be delivered...

Access for business

The Inclusive Towns Project which aims to increase the accessibility of local businesses for people with a disability was launched on Wednesday. The Inclusive Towns Project has visited businesses across central Victoria through a partnership between the City of...

Health firm launches OTIS appeal

HIGH Street Xray has been placed on Santa’s nice list for the fifth year in a row, donating $5000 to launch The OTIS Foundation’s annual Christmas Appeal. The appeal supports the work of the foundation in providing retreat accommodation, at no cost, to families...



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