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Romsey Men's Shed vice-president Milos Starec, Macedon Ranges councillor Bill West, Romsey Men's Shed president Steve Goodman and secretary Patrick Holt.

Hunt on for land

Romsey Men's Shed needs a permanent home and has identified a preferred site at Romsey Park. The organisation became incorporated in June and the new...
Guildford artist Bridget Farmer sketches Rococopops who is among the regular characters known to pose for the popular Dames, Drinks and Drawing sessions at Guildford.

Dames, drinks … and drawing

It's amazing what goes on in little country halls. Just ask the folk out Guildford way where the local music hall has turned its hand...
Keen to see Feed it Forward in action are local residents Milos Starec and Ruth Mason, acting Lancefield Neighbourhood House coordinator Alison Gamble, Macedon Ranges councillor Bill West and Romsey Neighbourhood House coordinator Michelle Balthazar.

Feed it forward

A generosity food movement across Lancefield and Romsey aims to turn reclaimed fresh produce into nutritious shared-table meals. Feed it Forward will make use of...
Woodend residents joined in a global day of action on Saturday by holding a plastic attack at their Coles supermarket.

Attack on plastic

Woodend residents joined in a global day of action on Saturday by holding a plastic attack at their local Coles supermarket. A plastic attack is...
Joshua Tyler and his son Louis, whose friend of the same age has brain cancer.

Come join the walk

The Campaspe River Walk in Kyneton will be taken over for a good cause this coming Sunday as local Joshua Tyler takes part in...
Joel Bertoncini is about to undertake a massive run to raise money for drought-affected farmers.

Marathon effort

Kyneton local Joel Bertoncini is about to undertake a massive run to raise money for Aussie Helpers in support of drought-affected farmers. The 33-year-old will...
Jarrah (centre) with mum Belle (left) and classmate Mathilde at Campbells Creek PS.

Support for Jarrah from far and wide

When the Midland Express shared Jarrah's story two weeks ago, Jarrah and his family had no idea how far their story would reach. Nine-year-old Jarrah...
Very impressed: Wurundjiri Elder Perry Wandin (at left) and former Romsey Primary School principal Trevor Turnham - in charge at the old school for 11 years and the current one for five - chat beneath the historic oak tree featured in the park section. Both were highly impressed with the transformation of the old school and first stage of the ecotheraphy park. Perry spoke earlier to the gathering about traditional owners' involvement in the Macedon Ranges.

Opening day jubilation

The opening of the Romsey Community Health and Wellbeing Space last Thursday was a happy, enthusiastic occasion. Those present were excited about the remarkable transformation...
Rob Bakes, Huntly Barton, Peter Henderson, Margot McDonald and Viveka Simpson have been appointed to the board of the newly established Kyneton Town Square Co-operative.

Board for school site

A cooperative to support the old Kyneton Primary School site being in public ownership and community control has been established. At a recent meeting to...
'A Night for Matty' will raise funds for Lancefield local Matt Bennett and his wife Megan.

A night for Matty

'A Night for Matty' is taking place in Mount Macedon on Saturday in support of Matt Bennett, a Lancefield local who is facing a...
Loading the hay on Friday were James Worth, International Racehorse Transport managing director Chris Burke, Central Land Management Services' Andrew Scanlon, Jake Sutherland, Ray Saunders and Laverne Saunders.

Hay big senders!

Locally harvested hay bales are making their way to drought-affected farms in NSW and Gippsland. It's the first cut of hay from the newly Bolinda-based...
Harcourt Preschool educational leader Lisa Gray with committee members Andrea Brasher and Natalie McCarthy and some of the young enrollees at the preschool that is under pressure to find a new home.

Preschool under pressure

Pressure to find a new home is building for Harcourt preschool with the lifestyle location in the grip of a baby boom and the...

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‘Haystacks’ is back

“We’re very happy … it’s onwards and upwards,” trainer Danielle Chapman said after Haystacks Calhoun made a successful return to racing with...

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