REGION - Aboriginal cultural heritage protection has received a major boost with the announcement of $120,000 in state government funding.
ARARAT - Following a nine month renovation phase David O Jones Mitre 10 Ararat has been transformed into a modern, more customer friendly retail outfit.
LAKE BOLAC - The Lake Bolac Eel Festival has been recognised at the Creative Partnerships Australia Awards in Victoria, held at Hamer Hall in the Arts Centre Melbourne.
ARARAT - Six local musicians who formed the band 'Shed Dwellers' have brought the house down at the ABC's Exhumed competition in Ballarat.
REGION - Police were keeping a close eye on more than 100 riders from the Rebels motorcycle club who travelled through the region recently.
ARARAT - The Biggest Loser host Hayley Lewis will lead a walk up One Tree Hill this Sunday for anyone in the Ararat community interested in participating.
ARARAT - The story of 13 year old border collie-kelpie cross Lucy's journey across Ararat reads like something out of a movie script.
ARARAT - An air of collective optimism hangs over the Ararat property market with three of the city's four leading real estate agencies describing current conditions as buoyant.
ARARAT - Bob and Denise Mullen are the epitome of the successful tree change.