MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Art a journey of healing for Melissa Pym

Art has been a lifelong passion for Melissa Pym – and she’s hoping her art will help her healing journey. She was diagnosed in 2014...

MY PLACE

What is your connection with the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges area? I have a lifelong connection with the area. I spent my childhood at Mount...

A keen eye for design

A Lancefield resident’s flair for fashion has won a first-placed prize at the recent Fashion Awards Australia. One of Hayley Shanahan’s four designs won the...

Melton mates racing to find a cure

Melton friends Maz Brown and Joe Cussen are revved up to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts. The duo, who’ve lost many...

Head of Gymnastics Victoria leaps at chance to visit RecWest

The head of Gymnastics Victoria has leapt back to his roots during a visit to RecWest in Braybrook. Jamie Parsons, who grew up just around...

My Place: Poppy Papadoupoulos

Yarraville’s Penelope “Poppy” Papadoupoulos is a proud gardener and renowned cook who has lived in the inner west for more than five decades. She...

Gig guide

Smokehouse 101 Friday nights Local band The Alleged Associates Trio features Footscray soul princess Zerafina Zara and regular guests. From 7pm, free. 101 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong   Club Altona Sunday,...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Carols by Candlelight Gisborne and New Gisborne primary schools and a choir will perform at Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 10 from 6pm at...

Lamb raisesthe baaa

Saturday is not your average lamb – she trots around thanks to a cart, sleeps in a “race car” and receives care on call. Or...

Yana Alana descends on Williamstown

Award-winning cabaret performer Yana Alana is coming to Williamstown to perform her latest show, Yana Alana Covered. Yana Alana is the alter ego of Melburnian...

Good times brew as part of Eat Drink Westside

Good times and fine dining are brewing in the west as part of the Eat Drink Westside program. Fifteen events will feature during the 10-day...

Seddon dancer Alice Dixon rolls into role

Seddon dancer Alice Dixon’s stage career is really on a roll. She is hopping on board this week’s world premiere of Tiny Slopes, by award-winning...

Mixed heritage ‘asset’: Fiona Price

Fiona Price’s earliest memories of growing up bi-racial include playground taunting. “Go back to where you came from,” the children jeered when they saw Dr...

Hopes for new arts festival to replace Big West

A new arts-based festival may replace the scuttled Big West Festival this year, despite the withdrawal of a proposal by key inner-west arts organisations. Maribyrnong...

Maxine Beneba Clarke takes major poetry prize

The power of poetry to say a lot with a little has long attracted Yarraville writer Maxine Beneba Clarke. Fifteen years after she began playing...

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Over the rainbow to Scienceworks

Scienceworks has reopened for the winter school holidays with a "sharing of rainbows". General manager Jonathan Shearer said as well as the planetarium, lightning room...