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New era for Ararat’s Marian College

Brigidine Sisters have handed over Marian College in Ararat, or entrusting their land on which all the Brigidine schools are on to Kildare Ministries.

Marian College Ararat has entered a new era, entrusting stewardship of the school’s land to Kildare Ministries at a ceremony on Monday. The ceremony marked a shift in governance, with Kildare Ministries taking over educational and community works formerly governed by the Victorian Province of Brigidine Congregation. The Brigidine Sisters have governed Marian College and […]

Marian College to bring Bonnie and Clyde to life

Luka Fletcher-Leskarac and Imogene Tonks play Bonnie and Clyde in Marian College's production of Bonnie and Clyde.

RUNNING FROM THE LAW: At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned ‘folk heroes’ and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Ararat Marian College students will portray their story in three shows at Ararat Town Hall, starting tomorrow. Director Tess […]

Wimmera ready for new Horsham parkrun

Wimmera River parkrun organisers are counting down to the event’s official launch on August 25 following a trial run. Organiser Andrew Sostheim said 22 runners and walkers participated in the trial, assisted by 10 volunteers. “There was a wide range of participants from all ages, and even a couple of prams,” he said. “We are […]

Warracknabeal makers market for cancer

A ‘makers market’ at Warracknabeal Community Centre on Sunday will raise money for the fight against cancer. Combating Cancer Committee – Warracknabeal has organised the market, which will run from 10am to 2pm. More than 30 stallholders are involved in the event, which will also feature activities for children. Entry to the market is by […]

Pick My Project voting open

Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians residents can vote for projects they would like to see funded by the State Government. Voting for Pick My Project opened on Monday. Victorians can help make their favourite project ideas a reality by voting for the top three eligible projects in their community. Project ideas with the most votes will […]

Wimmera supporting Parkinson’s A Walk In The Park project

Horsham has joined Parkinson’s Victoria in its 10th anniversary A Walk in the Park project. Parkinson’s Victoria is calling for community support for the event, to bring the total number of walkers who have taken part since the walk’s inception across Victoria to 27,000. The 27,000 figure is the number of Victorians living with the […]

Seven seconds… that’s not long to form an opinion of someone

A conversation that took place in the office recently got me thinking about snap judgements. One of our office friends, who has no immediately obvious disability but has a medical condition which renders them unable to walk long distances, diagnosed by a doctor, shared their story about being judged by another community member. Pulling into […]

Artists celebrate diversity at Pomonal Art Exhibition and festival

Metal sculpture, hand blown glass-work, textiles, water colours, photography and traditional and contemporary works will feature at this year’s Pomonal Art Exhibition and festival. Pomonal Primary School will host the 28th annual event at Pomonal Hall from August 31 to September 2. Organiser Timothy Syrota said the exhibition would open at 6.30pm on the Friday […]

Horsham sisters raise money for brain cancer research to honour dad, Tony ‘Clance’ Clancy

MAKING MEMORIES: Grace and Harriet with Clance. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Watching someone you love deteriorate before your eyes is not only heartbreaking, but brings with it a sense of helplessness.

Ararat embraces the arts culture

FESTIVE FUN: Top, Rennie Hannan and Jack Ward enjoy the newly refurbished Ararat Town Hall. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat has reaffirmed its key role in the presentation and promotion of arts and entertainment in western Victoria with completion of an Ararat Arts Precinct redevelopment project.

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