A healthy turnout at the weekend, including numerous Melbourne visitors, showed the Moore Street Food, Wine and Music Festival's reputation is growing.ELAINE COONEY April 29, 2014 3:20am
Diners and wine drinkers filled the chairs on Moore St on Sunday for the annual Food, Wine and Music Festival.
Local band Albian drew a large crowd of interested onlookers, friends and family.
Shamrock Hotel owner Ian Crouch said sales were up by 30 per cent due to the festival.
He said the music was first rate and Elmore solo artist Ella Spizzica’s performance was ‘‘outstanding’’.
Rochester Wine Tavern owner Mick Baker said he normally did not open Sunday nights but was busy all night serving pizza, platters and wine.
He said the festival was getting a good reputation and past visitors from Melbourne returned this year after an enjoyable time at last year’s festival.
A tree is down near the Boulevard and Jordan Place in Shepparton.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CERES will be moving to a new rhythm on June 10 when Melbourne’s Andrew Swift is joined by the Weeping Willows for a series of performances.
CONSTRUCTION of Rochester’s gym is well into the swing of things, with concrete walls erected early last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
China has recognised the Riverland region in South Australia as fruit fly free, but Fruit Growers Victoria chairman Gary Godwill said there was no such thing, and the decision was unlikely to eventually include the Goulburn Valley.
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