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November 13, 2019

Detailed mining map shares more than gold

SOMETIME in the 1950s, historian and drawer, Arthur James Jenkins sat at his kitchen table with a fountain pen, mapping out the Ballarat goldfields. Creating...

November 9, 2019

Connect, participate and learn at Ballarat East Neighbourhood House

EUREKA Hall is buzzing with fun, social activity, now home to the new Ballarat East Neighbourhood House. Offering social interest groups and a range of...

November 9, 2019

Dorothy celebrates her century

A FORMER member of the Women’s Air Force, Ballarat’s Dorothy Donaldson marked her one hundredth birthday on Tuesday at the Ballarat Airport. In the company...

November 8, 2019

Fresh training centre ready to bake

FEDERATION TAFE’s new Baking Training Centre opened on Monday at the SMB campus, giving baking apprentice students the opportunity to learn with the latest...

November 8, 2019

Equine precinct safer with roundabout

A NEW roundabout, improving the safety of the Kennedys Road and Gillies Road intersection is now finished. Between Mount Rowan and Miners Rest, the roundabout...

November 8, 2019

CFA to give burn off permits in Golden Plains Shire

GOLDEN Plains Shire council has decided the Country Fire Authority will now manage distribution of Schedule 13 Permits to Burn. The permit, which allows private...

November 7, 2019

Cracking good Show

DRIVING past the showgrounds this weekend, you’ll see spinning, flashing, colourful rides, but there’s so much more to the Ballarat Spring Show behind...

November 7, 2019

Events to remember on 11 November

SERVICES and gatherings across the City of Ballarat and Golden Plains Shire will mark Remembrance Day on Monday, 11 November, acknowledging armed forces personnel...

November 7, 2019

Freedom for furry friends at new parks

MORE Ballarat pets will be able to enjoy off-leash public play with the introduction of new fenced dog parks. Encouraged to voice their opinions about...

November 7, 2019

Grants by locals for locals

READY to provide funds to a broad range of local not-for-profit community organisations twice a year, Ballarat Connected Communities launched last week. As the new...

November 7, 2019

Optus secured as major SpringFest sponsor

SET to span Lake Wendouree’s entire six-kilometre foreshore, SpringFest Ballarat’s annual Market Sunday has a brand-new supporter. Optus has jumped on board as SpringFest’s 2019...

November 6, 2019

Fire risk inspections begin

GOLDEN Plains Shire residents are preparing for this fire season with help from council’s Fire Hazard Inspections. Beginning last Monday, the program is identifying properties...

November 5, 2019

Creative worlds encourage reflection

ARTISTS can push and break barriers, challenging people to think about their beliefs and attitudes towards the inner, social and natural landscapes of their...

November 5, 2019

Wellbeing and belonging at Cape Clear Fair

MAKE a family outing of Cape Clear Primary School’s inaugural Spring Fair on Saturday, 16 November, 10am to 3pm. An inclusive event, Principal Lachlan Day...

November 4, 2019

Book in big bargains for all tastes

COFFEE table, Australiana, biographical, art, science, music, animal, history, health, children’s... The list of literary genres available at Ballarat’s Biggest Book Fair will please any...

November 3, 2019

Crafts, cuppas and chats

Sharon Quick develops a quilt. WITH beading, patchwork, tapestry, crochet or knitting in hand,...

November 2, 2019

Happy memories from hard times

FIFTY-four years ago, the all corps Possum Unit, 161 Independent Recce Flight, first served in South Vietnam. Last week, Ballarat saw the Possums reunite, with...

November 1, 2019

Flora’s story comes home

WHEN Glenice Wood Lake first took a History of Buninyong class with the University of the Third Age, it turned a new page in...

November 1, 2019

Hometown stories and histories celebrated

LINTON has showcased its art, stories, music and community during LOLA, or Linton on Literary Arts. Held last weekend, the second Linton on Literary Arts...

November 1, 2019

Ballarat women honoured for broad advocacy

THREE extraordinary women who’ve empowered many and have called Ballarat home, were acknowledged last week by the city’s Zonta Club. Part of the Zonta Centennial...

October 31, 2019

Showing, glowing, rocking and rolling at SpringFest

SPRINGFEST’S annual Show-n-Glow will see old and new cars sparkle in the sunshine at Lake Wendouree. Based at the South Gardens and presented by Peter...

October 31, 2019

Podium success for Pulsar racer

WHEN Josh Gay first jumped on a motorcycle as a four-year-old, he found a love for motorsports. Dabbling in motocross and go karts, he ended...

October 31, 2019

Youth advocates drive tangible change

THEY’RE the local pathways to broader leadership that are creating friendships, nurturing professional networking, and even offering barista training. Open to passionate and dedicated young...

October 30, 2019

Attack the jack at Webbcona Bowls Club

TOM Clarke said anyone can play bowls. As Webbcona Bowls Club’s Tournament Director, he’s encouraging families, and individuals of all ages and abilities to try...

October 30, 2019

Mo grow to launch at Freight

AN evening of conversation and connection hosted by Rewrite the Man Code will kick off annual men’s health campaign, Movember. At Freight Bar and Restaurant...

October 29, 2019

New leaders for last leg of council term

BALLARAT will experience different leadership in the last part of this council term, after Cr Ben Taylor was elected Mayor on Monday night, with...

October 29, 2019

Addictive hobby on show

BONSAI is about creating a miniature, green artwork of illusion, resembling something that might normally appear much larger. Now you can view a varying range...

October 28, 2019

Bridging the gap, honouring the dead

SHANNON McKnight was able to die comfortably in her Mount Glasgow home. Just outside of Talbot, that was the only place the 19-year-old wanted to...