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12 November, 2013
Blackwood Community Fire Refuge
Construcon of Blackwood’s new co-located CFA Fire Staon and Community Fire Refuge is well underway.The Blackwood Community Fire Refuge Working Group would like to invite the local community to an informaon session to learn more about the re refuge and its operaon.
Invitation to information session
Date: Thursday 21 November 2013Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pmLocaon: Blackwood HallA brief presentaon will commence at 7.30pm followed by me for quesons. A light supper will be provided.Please contact Rachael Murnane on 0410 455 027 for further informaon.
LEAVING EARLY IS THE SAFEST OPTION
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By Kate Taylor
Bacchus Marsh’s iconic Strawberries and Cherries Trail Weekend has ofﬁcially been launched, and visi-tors look set to have a berry good time.The start of the strawberry and cherry season will be celebrated with the event this Saturday 16 and Sun-day 17 November. Held at Naturipe Fruits, the launch saw member for Melton Don Nardella attend along with member for Western Victoria David O’Brien, Moorabool Shire Council CEO Rob Croxford, Mayor Paul Tatchell and Councillor Allan Comrie.In its seventh year, the event is expected to attract 10,000 visitors to the town.Speaking at his ﬁrst ofﬁcial engagement as Mayor, Cr. Tatchell said the festival is the jewel in Moorabool’s tourism crown.“I am absolutely passion-ate about agriculture and nobody does it better than Moorabool. This event is put together with the other greatest assets in Moora-bool – our volunteers.“There is a need to main-tain the ‘culture’ in ‘agri-culture’,” he said.This year’s festival fea-tures the biggest program of events on record, with 28 stops on the trail.The ‘event passport’ has Strawberry & Cherry Trail Stops highlighting spe-cial event activities dotted throughout Bacchus Marsh township, and visitors can have their trail passport stamped along the way to go in the running to win an ultimate Bacchus Marsh experience valued at over $1000.It’s not the only prize on offer – the inaugural Hole In One competition, held by the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club, will see one lucky visitor win $5000. Also featuring on the event weekend is the Progressive Dinner starting at Baby Black Café, Burkes on Main and Bacchus Hill Winery on the Saturday evening with Music & Fireworks a huge attraction at the winery also, for a gold coin entry to Bacchus Marsh Rotary, visitors and locals can set up on the hill from 6pm to enjoy the views, live mu-sic and the sunset over the valley ahead of the 9.30pm ﬁreworks.“The Music & Fireworks event is a great opportu-nity for those exploring the Strawberry & Cherry Trail to rest their feet, and enjoy an evening of enter-tainment with friends and loved ones,” said Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association President David Durham.
– David O’Brien (MLC West. Vic), Tina Seirlis (BM Tourism), Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell and Member for Melton Don Nardella at the Strawberry and Cherry Launch last week at Naturipe Fruits in the Avenue of Honour.
Photo Helen Tatchell
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THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS
F r u it & Veg Bo x es
CAULIFLOWER $1.49 eachTUSCAN CABBAGE (KALE) $1.49 bunchBROCCOLI $1.49 kgDUTCH CARROTS $1.49 bunch
Eas y Ea te r: $30
100g Green Beans1 Broccoli*1 bunch Dutch Carrots*250g Celery Sticks250g Colesla w Mix1 Lebanese Cucumber1 Butter Lettuce150g Flat Mushrooms1 Bro wn Onion100g Sugar Snap Peas500g Chat Potatoes3 Roma Tomatoes1 Zucchini
2 Fu ji Apples3 Bananas1/2 Honey De w Melon2 Navel Oranges2 Corella Pears1 punnet Stra wberries*
Fr f r Fr Fr f r Fr Fr f r Fr Fr f r Fr
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November
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