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Archive for: April, 2015

Planning ahead for aged care

The only topic people don’t like talking about more than death is getting old and becoming incapable of looking after oneself. Sadly, with the Australian population over the age of 70 likely to reach nearly four million in the next 20 years, aged care is an issue that will be of increasing concern to a […]

Tibetan tradition


Monks Chime Tsering, Yamma Gyatso and Gehlek Tenpa from Gyume Tantric College are creating a sand mandala at Horsham Plaza this week. A mandala, created by monks in contemplation and meditation, is a symbol of a perfect world and its energy. The creation, to remind people of the cycle of life and death and to […]

Grampians growth

By DEAN LAWSON This weekend’s Grampians Grape Escape festival in Halls Gap is set to punctuate the Grampians’ growing reputation as a fine food and wine tourist destination. Northern Grampians Shire Council chief executive Justine Linley said growing interest in the festival reflected how the attraction of the Grampians was extending beyond traditional environment and […]

Songs of the war years at Wesley

WE REMEMBER: Roy Best, middle, will perform in Horsham with Caroline Vercose, Jaz Flowers and Alison Rae Jones in We Remember... Great Songs of the War Years.

A performer that critics have described as one of Australia’s most-loved and dynamic performers will return to Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham next week. Roy Best, who performed in Horsham with Yvonne Kenny for the 2008 Art is…tasty Festival, returns with Promac Productions on May 9 for the show We Remember… Great Songs of […]

Regional school tour

Victorian Coalition education spokesman Nick Wakeling is touring schools across the region this week as part of an assessment into the degree of need for government support and funding. Mr Wakeling will join Member for Lowan Emma Kealy who is strongly advocating for greater government investment into schools in her electorate. They will discuss circumstances, […]

Anzac accolades for youth

REMEMBERING: Brad and Justin Stephens with Ray Buckley from Horsham Military Re-enactment Group in First World War uniforms during Horsham’s Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: MARK RADFORD

Horsham Anzac Day event spokesman David Eltringham is confident the Anzac Spirit is ‘alive and well’ after one of the biggest turn-outs to commemorative services in Horsham years. Mr Eltringham, already busy considering next year’s program, said he had been particularly impressed with the participation by young people in Anzac Day events. “I think more […]

A grape example

By DEAN LAWSON Northern Grampians Shire Council chief executive Justine Linley made an important observation in her assessment of the growth of Halls Gap’s Grampians Grape Escape festival. Ms Linley commented that the festival, in tapping into the region’s high standard in food and wine production, represented an extension of the Grampians’ natural attraction as […]

Need for independent body

SIR, In reference to Emma Kealy ‘Slams the Waste’ of the Andrews Government – April 22, 2015 – in abandoning the East West Link. Tony Abbott wanted the Victorian Election to be a ‘referendum’ on the Link. The Victorian people have spoken and resoundingly rejected the Link as a real dud, providing only 45 cents […]

Long-time floral tribute

TRADITION CONTINUES: Youngsters from Ararat Primary School 800 prepare the annual floral tribute to Anzacs. 	Picture: GEOFF PENNA

A tradition that started 58 years ago continued in Ararat last weekend when Ararat Primary School 800 children, staff and community members presented annual floral tributes for Anzac Day services. The school’s 270 students worked on a Lest We Forget display and school community volunteers created a Rising Sun presentation that featured together at Ararat […]

Dawn service privilege in Gallipoli

MOVING: The scene at Gallipoli for Anzac Day services. Pictures: JOHN MARTIN

John and Anne Martin of Horsham were among people who won selection in a national ballot to attend the Centenary Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Mr Martin has provided a description of the occasion. Having been notified of being selected in the Anzac Day ballot, Anne and I quickly made plans to visit Anzac […]


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