Women in music will warm away winter

Castlemaine's Northern Arts Hotel is preparing to turn up the warmth to full blast throughout the rest of winter by celebrating Women in Music. Starting Saturday July 2 jazz, folk, contemporary, pop, bluegrass, Celtic and even a dash of prohibition era soul-blues are all on the program.
Maldon magic: Pictured with four-year-old San Marino after his win at Donald are (from left) – co-owners Michael Young, Gordon Gray, Russell Healy, trainer Ashley McKnight, strapper Tara Simpson and jockey Christine Puls. Photo: Brendan McCarthy/Racing Photos.

Maldon stables create history with rare ‘treble’

The long time Maldon father and son training combination of Brian and Ashley McKnight created history with a winning treble at Donald races on Saturday. The enormity of the feat took a while to settle in...
The Rockatoos and Radio Galahs vie for the ball at the Camp Reserve on Sunday. Photo: Max Lesser.

MAIN Game fundraiser kicks goals

There’s no doubt about it. Footy brings people together. And Sunday's MAIN Game was no exception.There was a wonderful community spirit amongst...

Council’s “cynical engagement” with Froomes Bridge

The Save The Froome’s Road Bridge fight by the community is on again less than a year after it was voted down in council and after considerable objection to its replacement by the community.

We must do more to support our artists

While the people of Mount Alexander are grateful for the $6 million for the State Festival and the other $6 million for the Castlemaine Art Museum granted by the state government - I note that not a single dollar of that money is actually going to artists.
Singer-Songwriter Lisa Mitchell will visit Castlemaine's Theatre Royal later this month: Photo: Tamara Dean.

Lisa Mitchell to hold album launch at historic Theatre Royal

Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell is set to appear at the iconic Theatre Royal Castlemaine on Thursday June 30 as part of her latest album tour.

My Castlemaine, Carmel Bird

I'm originally from Tasmania where I grew up, and I left there when I was 22 and since then I've basically lived in Melbourne. I've been overseas, done writers in residence at various places overseas and travelled overseas, but I was located in Melbourne for many years, and then you might wonder what brought me here?


Cage misuse prompts appeal to public

Eve Lamb Misuse of the night cages intended for dropping off stray animals found wandering...
Members of the Castlemaine Presbyterian Church congregation say their farewells to the old gem. Photo: Max Lesser.

A final farewell