Music fair set to be a big hit

THE Yarraville Music and Record Fair will return for a second spin in August after the first proved a hit. Event organiser and Sydney radio presenter Lord Lucifer said the free event would feature records and memorabilia from traders across…

Bulldogs help migrants settle into community

THE Western Bulldogs Football Club is giving back through its Ready, Settle, Go program. The initiative, started in 2007, has provided settlement services to more than 18,000 migrants and refugees living in the western suburbs. Western Bulldogs Community Foundation general…

Cash boost to IT career, Diamond Valley Leader

A YOUNG IT guru from Watsonia North is one of the first students in Victoria to be awarded a Westpac Young Technologists scholarship. Gabriella Makridis is studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology at RMIT University. “I’ve grown up around…

Reaching out to clean gutters in safety, Diamond Valley Leader

THE Diamond Creek Men’s Shed is keeping older locals on their feet through a new ladder safety program. “We do the gutter cleaning work for the more vulnerable people in the community,” president Leigh Marshall said. “A lot of older…

Antarctic trip gives scientist skills to lead, Northcote Leader

IT’S been six months since Northcote scientist Samantha Grover stepped foot in Antarctica. But the experience is something she’ll never forget. “The lack of colour in the landscape struck me,” she said. “It was all white, black and grey. “It…

Short film eyes the life of a Beatle, Maribyrnong Leader

A YARRAVILLE filmmaker is drawing inspiration from the post-Beatles career of Paul McCartney for his latest short film. W.D. Stevens’ trilogy Walter takes the audience on a 50-year journey through the life of David Walter, a fictional former member of…

Champions of lacrosse, Maribyrnong Leader

A GROUP of Footscray lacrosse players are now national champions after winning the 2017 ALA Senior Championships in South Australia. Miles Blair, Jeff Melsopp, Peter Kwas, James Lawerson and Chris Plumb, along with Abbie Burgess, Verity Clough, Stella Justice-Allen, Rebecca…

From bags to swag mats, Maribyrnong Leader

THE Maidstone Community Centre is running a series of plarn (plastic bag yarn) workshops throughout June in an effort to help both the environment and the homeless. Centre facilitator Pam Johnson said plastic bags that would otherwise go to landfill…