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Archive for: October, 2009

Concerts a big success


The Grampians Calisthenic College has celebrated its 15th year in style with two successful concerts on October 16 and 18. Crowds at the two concerts were treated to a display of all the college teams’ routines, many of which have won awards at competitions around the state throughout the year. Mayor Kevin Erwin attended the […]

A ride with a cause

For the past 15 years a dedicated group of Maryborough cyclists have organised a 100km cycling ride, welcoming riders of all abilities and taking in the scenic roads around Avoca and surrounds. The ride known as Pyrenees Magic, leaves Avoca at 9am on November 14 and takes in the townships of Moonambel, Landsborough, Elmhurst and […]



Longerenong College students have completed a two-day header operation course at machinery dealership O’Connors. Instructor Andrew Hobbs said it was the seventh course the Horsham dealership had hosted in the past five years. “The units we’re dealing with here cost around a quarter of a million dollars each so it’s pretty much impossible for us […]

Ag school’s fire service upgrade

Longerenong College will receive a fire service upgrade costing almost $500,000. The agricultural college announced State Government funding to finance a long-awaited upgrade of the fire hydrant facilities at the campus. Head of campus general manager John Goldsmith said the upgrade had been a work in progress. “It is great to finally see it come […]

Elmhurst fields new side


For the first time in more than ten years Elmhurst fielded a cricket team in the Grampians Cricket Association. After a huge amount of organisation and commitment from people in and around Elmhurst, the side was ready to play its first game. The day got off to a great start with a full side arriving […]

VCE artists: time to shine


Aspiring young visual artists can experience the thrill of exhibiting in a professional public gallery environment when Ararat Regional Art Gallery hosts its 2010 VCE Graduate Exhibition early next year. VCE art and graphics students from across the Grampians Pyrenees are being invited to submit their art work for inclusion in the exhibition, which will […]

Awakenings of joy for Wimmera


The 14th Awakenings festival was a massive hit with partons and participants over the weekend, but few would argue the event saved its best for last with a packed Horsham Town Hall enjoying an uplifting performance from the Choir of Hope and Inspiration. Conductor Jonathan Welch told guests at Saturday morning’s Awakenings Breakfast how his […]

Lost pets start school


Reading The Weekly Advertiser’s column Around The Pounds has started a small school thinking of big ways to help the region’s homeless animals. And the first step for Haven Primary School students was to organise a fundraiser for the column’s coordinating group, not-for-profit organisation Save A Pet. At the suggestion of student Sarina Quick, junior […]



Horsham West Primary School has adopted the Act Of Kindness program to recognise kind gestures and generous behaviour at the school. Students Eden Hahne-Hawker, grade four, and Jemma Brown, grade two, were the first to be recognised for acts of kindness, which can be nominated by students and teachers. The pair now have their deeds […]

Festival has the hottest releases

There’s no need to dream about Cannes when film buffs can preview commercially unreleased Australian and foreign movies – including a film shot near Ararat – at the 30th annual Halls Gap Film Festival from November 6-8. This year’s festival has an impressive line-up of films from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Canada, United States and United […]


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