Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tarrangower Times

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Footbridge, gutter danger

Maldon’s heritage-listed gutters in Main Street and High Street may look good and are effective during heavy rain events, but they can be tricky to negotiate when getting in and out of your car. The wooden footbridges can also be dangerous, particularly for people with balance problems.

Ask your vet

Our children have been nagging us for some time to get a dog, and I’m thinking about finally giving into them. We want a breed that is child-friendly, doesn’t shed too much, is easy to train and doesn’t need too much exercise. Any suggestions?

Sailing report

Helen Whiteman. Last Saturday saw the third and final race in the Pacer Series, designed to introduce our new and novice sailors to the rules of racing and competitive sailing ... Rob Champion also took the opportunity to bring along a friend and bring his father's Fireball out of retirement to race with the rest of the fleet.

The ‘V’ sign on Preece’s Hill

In November 1917 Maldon was bitterly divided over the question of military conscription. On 28 November the Tarrangower Times reported that the Maldon Anti-Conscription League had constructed a 20-foot long sign reading ‘VOTE NO’ on a hill off Parkins Reef Road. 

Hailstorm damage in Maldon

The Castlemaine SES were called out on Monday 2 January in response to calls for help after a freak hail storm swept through Maldon and surrounds ... The largest of the hail stones were the size of a billiard ball, while others had been measured at 4cm in diameter.

Rocking horse restoration

Allan Trounson, 91 years young, is helping restore a very old rocking horse with his mates at the Maldon Men’s Shed ... This horse’s owner wants to keep it as a reminder of her childhood and has tasked the Men’s Shed with the restoration of this beautiful piece of history.

Firefighting choppers arrived

In preparation for summer fires, two firefighting helicopters arrived in Bendigo this week. The helicopters will be used throughout the bushfire season by Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) to respond to fires across Central Victoria.

Woolies to go ahead

The proposed Woolworths supermarket in Castlemaine will go ahead after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in favour of the construction. A long debate has prevailed, with Council and many locals opposed to the development.