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Terry Hodgkins with some of the sheet music left to the Castlemaine Men's Shed by former member Lindesay Hart.

Surprise musical legacy for the men

It's not every day you get left a surprising musical legacy. When dedicated Castlemaine Men's Shed member Lindesay Hart passed away earlier this year he...

Vote time in Don KR enterprise dispute

About 70 maintenance workers involved in an enterprise agreement dispute at Castlemaine's Don KR Factory have been asked to vote on whether to accept...
Castlemaine café owner Dot Hardman invites community members to get behind the 'One on the House' initiative.

On the house

Castlemaine café operator Dot Hardman of The Dot in Barker Street has embraced the community movement 'One on the House' that aims to brighten...
The creative team behind 'Glenrowan' - (from left to right) co-writer Aidan Phelan, co-writer and director Matthew Holmes and historical consultant Steve Jager.

Castlemaine base for Glenrowan film shoot

Castlemaine has been chosen as the base for next year's anticipated filming of Glenrowan, the latest ambitious film project of established filmmaker Matthew Holmes. Holmes...
Community health nurse Bronwyn Grieve (holding a defibrillator) with CDCH volunteers Kaye Bourke, Joan White and Lyn Hall are supporting the petition for a public after-hours defibrillator.

Push for defib

Momentum is building to get a defibrillator installed for after-hours public access in central Castlemaine. Bronwyn Grieve, community health nurse at Castlemaine District Community Health,...
Castlemaine's Libby Angel.

Castlemaine writer wins literary award

A Castlemaine writer has drawn partly on her own past experiences as an aerial circus performer to take out a prestigious $50,000 national literary...
A large number of Wesley Hill residents, including the small number pictured, are opposed to the tower plans.

Tower proposal ignites debate

Residents of Wesley Hill at Castlemaine are up in arms over proposed plans for the installation of a new Optus communications tower just a...
Coliban River, below Trentham.

Taking care of the Coliban River

The long-term protection of one of the region's most important waterways is at the centre of an innovative 20-year plan bringing together government agencies,...
Acclaimed travel writer Lee Atkinson has just launched a new book - after setting her swag down in Castlemaine.

Travel writer sets down swag in the ‘Maine

There's not much of Australia that Lee Atkinson hasn't seen. But when it came to setting down her swag on a more permanent basis the...
Swarming bees have no home to defend and their only concern at that point is finding a new one.

Don’t panic, call a beekeeper!

Spring is a busy time for beekeepers as this is the time of year when honeybees swarm. Castlemaine beekeeper Daniel BeeShepherd from the Castlemaine Bee...
The team behind No Lights No Lycra (L-R Lucy, Julie, Katie and Karine) invite you to join them to dance in the dark at Westend Hall at 8pm on Friday. Photo: Penny Ryan

Lose yourself to dance

It's Mental Health Week across Mount Alexander Shire and there's no better time to put on your dancing shoes and lose yourself to dance. Join...
Jeremy Forbes, founder of local support network Hope Assistance Local Tradies, says organisations like HALT are vital to connect people to each other in regional areas.

Support networks vital

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals suicide rates are at a 10-year high. The Causes of Death Australia 2017 report, released last...

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Team Strang steps up

Team Strang have laced up their runners and are once again stepping out to raise money for the 'Step Up To Cancer 10k per...

Shed home approved