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South Road Woodend residents Linda Young, Joanne Croke, Megan Atherton and Ned Studley are calling for change.

Neglected and ignored – Residents plead for council to close road

When new housing estates dramatically increase traffic and dust on an unsealed local road should the residents of that road have to pay for...
Reckless first-time campers are given a serious talking to by local fire brigades.

Reckless ignorance

Local fire brigades were left in disbelief when they discovered a group of campers in the Wombat State Forest had lit a potentially disastrous...
Hundreds of young school children had the chance to catch up with Essendon's finest from the field as they came to local footy clubs and Hanging Rock (pictured) to mix with the kids, run them through training sessions and dish out inspiration by the bucket load.

Bomber invasion

The Macedon Ranges were invaded by Bombers last week - Bombers of the football variety that is. Hundreds of young school children had the chance...
Checking out the new equipment at the Woodend Permaculture Garden were Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group treasurer David Gormley-O'Brien, Mayor Jennifer Anderson, WBFS president Emma Collins and WBFS bio-security officer Paul Green.

Abuzz for new microscope

Honeybees will be put under the microscope to give diseases like nosema and American foulbrood the buzz-off in the Macedon Ranges. Woodend Bee-Friendly Society has...
Tempers were frayed during an ugly quarter time melee involving a large number of Woodend-Hesket and Romsey players on Saturday. After the shouting, shoving and skirmishing subsided, Redbacks' Jack Jedwab and Phil Romerill found themselves yellow-carded and banned for 15 minutes in the second term.

Hawks stay alive!

Woodend-Hesket's season was on the line in a do-or-die match against an in-form Romsey on Saturday, and the Hawks came through with flying colours...
A photo of the photographer - Ties Urie.

A different look at footy

A special project in a university course has extended into a season-long behind the scenes photographic study of Woodend-Hesket's senior football team. Ties Urie will...
Davide Monti returns for this year's Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Two Mad Italians – And a dinner at Braemar College

Back by popular demand, and with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture, accordionist Pietro Roffi and violinist Davide Monti return to Australia...
The fabulous Max Gillies will switch between a performance as Spain's mad King Ferdinand VI and some of the most notable leaders of our times as part of this year's Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Gillies showcase Mad King Ferdinand and other political leaders

The elastic features and sharp wit of the fabulous Max Gillies will be showcased at this year's Woodend Winter Arts Festival as he switches...
The Melbourne Ensemble will perform Schubert's Octet at this coming weekend's Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Music and movement

This weekend Woodend will be bursting with colour, music and movement as the Woodend Winter Arts Festival launches with the much-loved free fireworks on...


World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

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