Betty turns 100!

Betty Keogh celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday surrounded by her family and her fellow residents at Jessie Bowe House.

Woolworths build to begin

Works are well underway at the Castlemaine Woolworths site at the former gasworks in Duke Street.

World Heritage bid gains momentum

A crowd of around 100 people gathered at the Castlemaine Uniting Church Hall last Thursday evening to learn about the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid.

International Day of People with Disability – A call to action

People in the Mount Alexander Shire are celebrating the International Day of People with Disability in Victory Park today.

Carmel Bird launches new children’s book

Arabella, the latest offering from legendary local author Carmel Bird, is the delightful tale of two cats who built a beautiful friendship based on trust and kindness.

Trucks roll in…

Truck drivers and enthusiasts from across the country will descend on Castlemaine this weekend for the 35th HHA & Larsen's Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show.

New mayoral appointment

On the heels of the shire's youngest female mayor, Cr Matthew Driscoll, representative of Loddon Ward, adorned the mayoral robes at Tuesday's meeting of council to the delight of his family who were in attendance.

Dog ban lifted on Western Reserve

Debate raged in council last Tuesday as councillors argued for and against the merits of re-introducing dogs to the Western Reserve.

Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band celebrates 70 years

Community members gathered at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens to celebrate the Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band's 70th Anniversary last Sunday November 19.

Diggers honoured

Communities across the Mount Alexander Shire gathered to hold services to observe Remembrance Day last Saturday November 11.

Vale John Holland

The Castlemaine community were saddened by the passing of much loved local community member and former teacher John Holland on September 28.

Local businesses celebrated

Castlemaine's Theatre Royal was packed on Wednesday evening with more than 130 business representatives from across the shire gathering for the 2023 Mount Alexander Business Awards.