MARIAN College is excited to announce that finishing rehearsals and preparations are almost completed in the lead up to their much anticipated 2022 production, the famous and popular Disney’s High School Musical. Written by Peter Barsocchini and adapted for the stage by Bryan Louiselle and David Simpatico, High School Musical is a classic story of […]
ARARAT resident Bernard Quince has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate in November’s election, but admits he can’t win.
Mr Quince – a former school teacher and passionate regular letter writer to the Advocate – says he has a simple reason for standing as a candidate in the Ripon electorate.
“I know I won’t win. I can’t win. I don’t have a budget, a following or policies. Hell, I don’t even have faith in myself.
“But if I don’t stand, I can’t criticise others for not standing,” he said.
MEMBER for Ripon Louise Staley says neighbourhood houses will receive recurrent funding and greater certainty if the Liberal Nationals Coalition wins November’s election.
Ms Staley visited Ararat Neighbourhood House on Monday to outline the coalitions funding promise.
She said the commitment will end the uncertainty in the sector created by the current government and will guarantee the future of Victoria’s neighbourhood houses.
PEOPLE who support plans for a walking track all the way around Green Hill Lake are urged to sign a petition seeking funding for the project.
The Green Hill Lake Development Board has embarked on an ambitious project to construct a seven kilometre walking track around the entire lake.
Currently, the walking track only covers about half the lake, preventing walkers, runners and cyclists from doing the entire circle.
DO you recognise the name Barbara Grimwade?
Lady Barbara Grimwade was a fashion icon – she was renowned for her immaculate and carefully chosen wardrobe, favouring Australian designers such as Arjia Austin and Marlowe of Sydney which capture classical, yet bold designs.
A new exhibition featuring Lady Barbara’s one-of-a kind costume collection is coming to Ararat Gallery TAMA on 3 September 2022.
The upcoming exhibition will showcase 25 outfits as well as accessories from the Grimwade collection.
FORMER AFL great and media commentator Kane Cornes will be in Ararat in September as part of an ambitious fundraising effort for a children’s cancer charity. Cornes announced recently he will run from Adelaide to Melbourne ahead of the AFL Grand Final to raise money for My Room Children’s Cancer Charity. He said a similar […]
THE upgrade of the railway line between Ararat and Maryborough is nearing completion, with 80 kilometres of track being replaced.
Local residents would have seen crews working along the line in recent months.
The line between Ararat and Maryborough has been problematic since the Murray Basin Rail Project was completed.
The use of old railway tracks – some 100 years old – meant speeds on the section of line were dramatically reduced.
FANS of the Grampians’ signature peppery reds will descend on Ararat this Father’s Day weekend as Seriously Shiraz returns with a bang on Saturday 3rd September, the first time the event has been held since 2019.
The leading event that will officially kick off the Grampians Wine Festival held all month long, Seriously Shiraz invites visitors to discover the region’s award-winning Shiraz through tastings and winemaker masterclasses, alongside renowned local produce and unmissable live music.
After a two-year hiatus, it will be the perfect day out to support the Grampians’ distinguished wineries and winemakers.
Hosted at the iconic J Ward Museum in Ararat, the one-day event will showcase a variety of some of the best Shiraz and other Grampians wines from the region with wine tastings available from 12 noon until 4pm and glass or bottle purchases available from 4-5pm.