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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Blossom Connect brings Ice Bucket Challenge to Ballarat through MND Victoria

Published on: 28-08-2014
Blossom Connect brings Ice Bucket Challenge to Ballarat through MND Victoria An estimated 1,900 people in Australia live with Motor Neurone Disease, and while it is rare, Louise Jones, knows first-hand the devastation of losing a loved one to the incurable and untreatable disease. She was only 9 years old when her grandfather died, but still remembers the physical, financial and emotional toll it took on her family, especia...

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Alfredton-Lucas Lions Club Charter Night

Published on: 28-08-2014
Alfredton-Lucas Lions Club Charter Night Last Saturday the chartering of the Alfredton Lucas Lions Club took place.President Scott Ferris said it was the celebration of two years in the making of the newly formed club.“This is a club that did not exist in any way shape or form two years ago to achieving the right to charter 21 members and counting,” he said.“Tonight is the recognition of ...

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MEMORIES OF WARTIME COME TO BALLARAT’SGOLD MUSEUM

Published on: 28-08-2014
MEMORIES OF WARTIME COME TO BALLARAT’SGOLD MUSEUM Ballarat’s rich wartime history will come alive on Saturday, September 6th at the Gold Museum Ballarat,after the museum received a Community Impact Grant from The City of Ballarat to hold a family day to showcase Ballarat’s war history. ‘Memories of Wartime Ballarat’ will feature authentic artefacts, photos from POW camps, vintage cars, uniformed t...

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New swimming pool under pressure

Published on: 28-08-2014
New swimming pool under pressure Work on Ballarat’s new indoor 50 metre pool continues to progress, with the start of hydrostatic testing of the pool.This test is a major milestone for the build, and a critical step in ensuring a watertight pool.Contractor Nicholson Constructions completed the final stages of construction on the pool structure recently and the fill began last Wedn...

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Gallery pays tribute to Archibald Prize winner

Published on: 28-08-2014
Gallery pays tribute to Archibald Prize winner The Art Gallery of Ballarat has put on display a painting by the Archibald Prize-winning artist Wes Walters, who was raised in Ballarat and who died last week at the age of 86.The painting is a portrait of Melbourne art dealer and collector Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, which Walters painted in 1985, and which Brown gave to the Art Gallery of Ballaratin ...

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Washed up debris turned into art

Published on: 21-08-2014
Washed up debris turned into art If you been tot eh Ballarat library recently you may have not a number of ‘balls’ made from rolled up rope.This is the work of Judy Spencer who said the art work was an accident and not something she had intentionally set out to do.“I was focused on the environment,” she said.“It started when I had an opportunity to go to the Portland district and ...

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CHF&NL First Finals

Published on: 28-08-2014
CHF&NL First Finals Semi Finals – previewThe return of fine weather on Saturday made it feel like finals time for the start of the Central Highlands FL Qualifying and Elimination finals with a couple of exciting finishes providing the very large crowds with plenty of entertainment.The Qualifying finals provide the bonus of a week’s break before the preliminary final c...

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Gordon football club came to play and win

Published on: 21-08-2014
Gordon football club came to play and win Coach Corey Grills as very happy overcoming a good side like Buninyong last Saturday: Gordon came to play on Saturday and fans were not disappointed as they left a 16 point margin against Buninyong in their wake.Gordon coach Corey Grills said the team wanted to finish the year off well.They knew what was up for grabs and did not hold back from the...

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CHFL Round17

Published on: 21-08-2014
CHFL Round17 Andy McKay weaves a bit of magic taking a screamer against Dunnstown. CHFL – 23rd & 24th AugustWhilst there are many teams packing their bags and calling it quits for this season there is no club closing the doors completely in the Central Highlands FL as the first week of finals approaches.In football 16 of the 18 clubs will have teams partic...

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CHFL – Round 17

Published on: 14-08-2014
CHFL – Round 17 Ballan backman Ryan Closter takes a good mark With just nine of 153 home and away matches in the Central Highlands FL senior competition remaining for 2014 five clubs could still finish on the top of the ladder.Truly an amazing scenario and one which sets up both an exciting last round of matches and potentially one of the great final series.Hepbu...

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Ballarat Falcons Move on to Grand Final

Published on: 14-08-2014
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CHFL Round 15

Published on: 07-08-2014
CHFL Round 15 CHFL – Round 15 Nice-mark-by-Michael-Watt-Hepburn-while-(Buninyong)-Adam-Scott-helps-out-lifting-him-with-his-legThe merry go around continued at the top of the ladder in the Central Highlands FL senior grade last week with a few results again having potentially major impacts on how the final eight will look at the end of the home and away matches...

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