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MILDURA ON THE MONOPOLY BOARD

MILDURA ON THE MONOPOLY BOARD

MOVE over Pall Mall, Bow Street and the Strand. It's time to make way for Mildura and own the place. Yes, our fair city has been immortalised in a special edition of the famous Monopoly board game with the blue card given a value of $350 in the Australian Community...

LYN’S WINNING STORY

LYN’S WINNING STORY

BURONGA'S Lyn McKenzie jumped for joy when told she had won a writing competition. Wentworth Shire Libraries in conjunction with Broken Hill City Library, Under the Silver Tree Co-op and West Darling Arts ran the competition amid of the COVID border closure between...

Arts groups hope for Powerhouse reprieve

Arts groups hope for Powerhouse reprieve

LOCAL theatre companies are holding on to hope for Mildura's riverfront Powerhouse to remain a home for the arts. Both Mildura Theatre Company (MTC) and Musical Society Mildura have been rehearsing in the Powerhouse for the past 50 years. MTC President and lifelong...

Kids run the kaleidoscope

Kids run the kaleidoscope

IT WAS a kaleidoscope of colour at Merbein’s Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School ‘colour run’ fundraising day as excited students released a mass of coloured dust into the air. The colour run is held every two years to raise funds for Catholic Missions that...

Hundreds of teddies look for new home

Hundreds of teddies look for new home

BEAR WITH ME: Grant Cawthorne has collected hundreds of bears for his wife Heather, but she is now in care, so the bears must find a new home.Photo: Paul Mensch By ESTHER MACINTYRE Some have jobs, while others sit quietly. Some are old, some are young. Many have a...

Rio Vista fountain gets major facelift

Rio Vista fountain gets major facelift

THE RIO Vista Fountain in Mildura's arts precinct has stepped back in time with a major maintenance and conservation project to replicate the original paint colours. The historic fountain was first installed in front of Rio Vista Historic House in the late 1890s but...

New book showcases Millewa-Mallee birdlife

New book showcases Millewa-Mallee birdlife

By JOHN DOOLEY A LOVE of the bush and its extraordinary birdlife is beautifully captured in the new, 270-page book ‘Birds of Millewa-Mallee, Sunrise to Sunset’, by Underbool photographer Pamela McNamara. Featuring more than 700 photographs, the book includes...

Creative clay artists back in classroom

Creative clay artists back in classroom

By ESTHER MACINTYRE CREATIVITY abounds in Sunraysia with art classes allowed to start back up, including pottery. Since restrictions eased, Mildura Pottery Club has been abuzz with the sound of electric wheels, while hand-building takes place on a large concrete...

McHappy Day a chance to help kids in need

McHappy Day a chance to help kids in need

TOMORROW is McHappy Day and Mildura’s two McDonalds stores will be raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. For every Big Mac sold, $2 will be donated to the charity which last year raised more than $5.5 million. People can participate in McHappy Day buying...

Artist’s colourful tribute to home town

Artist’s colourful tribute to home town

By ESTHER MACINTYRE OUYEN’S lesser known landmarks are being memorialised in watercolour, thanks to 2018 Archibald Prize finalist Graeme Drendel. The Melbourne-based painter usually returns to his hometown every few months, to visit his mother, and paint the town....

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