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PHOTOS | Dancers celebrate at Horsham School of Dance concert

Ballet Group 1A, Horsham School of Dance annual concert "Celebrate #2017" at Horsham Town Hall.

More than 160 dance students joined for a mass ‘celebration’ for Horsham Dance Academy’s annual concert. Dancers ranging in age from as young as three to adults danced classical ballet, hip-hop, Irish and, for the first time, musical theatre styles for the event at Horsham Town Hall. Dance instructor Karen Booker said the ‘celebrations’ theme […]

PHOTOS | Dimboola Show

Judge Meaghan Pohlner and Ian Bridgewater judging crops at Dimboola Show.

Dimboola A and P Society hosted its 2017 show at Dimboola Recreation Reserve with two blacksmiths leading the attractions. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | Nhill Show a success

Shearers Josh Bone and Brandon Bone wait for the shearing competition at the Nhill Show.

Nhill Agricultural and Pastoral Society Show has continued to live up to its reputation as one the leading shows in the Wimmera. Families were treated to machinery and historic vehicle displays and produce exhibits were popular. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Ella Officer loses locks to generate money for sick kids

Ella Officer sports a new look after cutting her hair to make wigs for children with cancer. Picture: WADE MORROW

Horsham schoolgirl Ella Officer, 10, has raised more than $4000 for children with cancer by cutting off her long locks. Ella, who set out to raise $500 but finished with $4100 after eight weeks, said she was scared, nervous and excited in the lead-up to the event. “I’m loving the new do and I thank […]

PHOTOS: Ararat golf day for East grampians Health

Vaughan Allen at Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club.

Matthew Summers is a picture of concentration as he attempts a putt while team-mates Greg Kerr and David Jennings look on during an Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day at Chalambar Golf Club. The team finished off the pace in fifth place in the annual money-raiser, which attracted 63 competitors. Jamie Dowling, Daniel Crawford and John […]

Great Western celebrates 150 years

Dale Hurley at Great Western Primary School building 150th celebrations.

RINGING IN A MILESTONE: Great Western Primary School 150th anniversary reunion president Dale Hurley, a third generation student at the school, rings an historic bell to open the weekend of activities. Organisers said the event’s success went well beyond expectations with between 350 and 400 people attending Saturday activities and between 180 and 200 at […]

Perfect time to consider fire risk

Victorian firefighting organisations are urging people to make the most of a reminder about Fire Action Week, which finishes on Friday, to increase their understanding of the fire risk where they live. They want people to use spring, leading into forecasts of an above- average fire season, to prepare their properties and talk to members […]

Horsham Rural City calls for comment on parking plan

People have until November 10 to have their say on a Horsham Rural City Council Municipal Parking Strategy. The council has released the plan, designed to help it and the community understand parking complexities in the city, for public comment. The plan also includes recommendations to manage car parking efficiently and sustainably in Horsham CBD. […]

Horsham Spring Garden Festival a success

GARDEN DELIGHT: Angela and Terry Walsh were among the many patrons who made the most of idyllic spring conditions to visit the 30th Horsham Spring Garden Festival at Horsham Botanic Gardens. Festival spokeswoman Sonia Matthews said the two-day event, which featured television gardening presenter Melissa King as special guest, was a great success, with most […]

Flett’s tranquil Haven property open

Haven residents Peter and Kerrie Flett have a passion for gardening and growing plants. This weekend Mr and Mrs Flett will share their beautiful Old Hamilton Road property with the public as a fundraiser for the Horsham Church of Christ building fund. Features of the three-acre garden include a cottage-style front garden with roses, salvia […]

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